One more from Odisha dies in A.P. quarry blast

first_imgThe death toll of Odia labourers killed in the blast at a stone quarry in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on August 3 has risen to six.All the six were migrant labourers from Rambha block of Ganjam district. According to sources, Ram Chandra Nahak (50) of Bandhatala Nuagaon died at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam on Saturday night. Four persons from Bandha Tali Nuagaon, who were working as migrant labourers, died in the stone quarry blast in Kurnool. The other deceased from the village were Duryodhan Nahak (42), Manoranjan Nahak (22) and Pandav Lenka (40). Bhima Nahak (30) of Radhagovindpur and Rajendra Nahak (40) of Diandein village had also died because of this blast.last_img read more

Delhi University opens the admissions door today

first_imgThe online registration for admissions to post-graduate courses in Delhi University will kick off from Thursday.The university, for the first time, will be holding the entrance exams at six centres across the country – Bengaluru, Nagpur, Delhi Jammu, Varanasi and Kolkata. The registration process will end on May 24.”The registration for admission to PG courses will start from tomorrow evening (Thursday) and end on May 24. For the first time, provisions have been made to conduct entrance examinations based on multiple choice questions at six centres,” the university said in its official statement.Till now, the exams were only conducted in Delhi and the outstation students had to visit the national capital to write the exam. The university has also done away with subjective question papers except for the foreign language courses.The changes in the admission policy have been made on basis of recommendations of an 18-member standing committee, comprising deans of various faculties. Around 8,000 students are to be enrolled for the 2016-17 academic session.Also read:Delhi University colleges to pick and choose under sports quotaDU textbook calls Bhagat Singh a terrorist, Smriti Irani says it’s ‘academic murder’last_img read more

Mets Top Rangers 5-0 as Spring Training Training Draws to a Close

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ARLINGTON, TX — Jacob deGrom pitched four sharp innings in his final spring tuneup, David Wright had a perfect night at the plate and the New York Mets shut down the Texas Rangers for a 5-0 victory Friday.Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom was joined by Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia and Jerry Blevins in completing a three-hitter.Wright went 3 for 3 with a walk, and Juan Lagares had three hits.Mets pitchers extended their scoreless streak to 20 1-3 innings and have given up only nine runs over the past seven games. New York ace Matt Harvey tossed four shutout innings Thursday.“Our pitching’s really good,” manager Terry Collins said, “and I think in the last week we showed it, even though it’s spring training.”The Rangers have lost eight in a row.Wright doubled home Lagares in the first inning against starter Logan Verrett, a former Mets minor leaguer who was making his Rangers debut after being acquired Thursday on a waiver claim from Baltimore.Prince Fielder’s double in the third inning was the Rangers’ only extra-base hit. No Texas runner made it beyond second.“Our hitters were down in the count all but two or three hitters,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “On the pitching side, we were underneath the hitters quite a bit tonight. You’ve got to be able to throw strikes.”The Mets added a run in the fourth and three in the seventh, including an RBI double by Curtis Granderson.Verrett spent his first three seasons in the Mets’ system before the Orioles selected him in the winter meeting draft this past offseason.STARTING TIMEMets: Scheduled to start the second game of the season Wednesday night at Washington, deGrom allowed one hit and struck out four against the Rangers. He permitted two runs or fewer in each of his six spring outings.Rangers: GM Jon Daniels said he expects Verrett, who lasted 2 1-3 innings against his former club, to make the opening-day roster barring something “extreme.” The Rangers intend to use Verrett as a long reliever.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: Collins spoke to 2B Daniel Murphy, who was not with the team in Arlington while recovering from a strained right hamstring. Murphy went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk in a minor league game in Florida. Asked if Murphy will be with the team for the season opener Monday in Washington, Collins said: “Looks like it’s possibly going to happen.”Rangers: Right-handed reliever Lisalverto Bonilla will start the season on the disabled list because of elbow discomfort. Daniels said Bonilla had an injection and will take a few days off from throwing. … Top prospect Joey Gallo had surgery to remove a troublesome unneeded bone from his left ankle. The slugger is expected back at Double-A Frisco in about three weeks. It is the same injury that former Texas catcher Geovany Soto had last year, and he was back 16 days after surgery.TUNING UPWhile the Rangers replaced seven of their nine hitters before the end of the fifth inning, the Mets used Friday as a more extensive tuneup for Monday’s season opener.Collins called Friday a perfect scenario for giving his starters extra work.“You got to play under the bright lights,” Collins said after the game. “I mean, that’s what the game’s about. You get a little bit extra adrenaline and you kind of get ready for what we’re going to expect on Monday.”UP NEXTMets: RHP Dillon Gee pitches in the preseason finale Saturday at Texas.Rangers: LHP Ross Detwiler, a starter again after being in Washington’s bullpen last season, gets his final spring tuneup Saturday against the Mets.TOMMY MAGELSSEN, Associated Presslast_img read more

Government Reopens Queen’s Warehouse

first_imgStory Highlights The Government has reopened the Queen’s Warehouse at 230 Spanish Town Road, in St. Andrew, with more space added to facilitate importers. “With the reopening of this building, we can accommodate more imports, increase the Customs Agency’s storage capacity, and go into higher gear to maximise revenue for the (agency) and the Government,” said Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams. In a message read at the reopening on March 28 by Special Adviser at the Ministry, Viralee Lattibeaudiere, the Minister urged importers to collect their goods that have been on the port for some time. The Government has reopened the Queen’s Warehouse at 230 Spanish Town Road, in St. Andrew, with more space added to facilitate importers.The complex was closed in 2015 due to concerns by the St. Andrew Public Health Department. It has since been upgraded and cleaned for the benefit of staff and persons who use the facility.“With the reopening of this building, we can accommodate more imports, increase the Customs Agency’s storage capacity, and go into higher gear to maximise revenue for the (agency) and the Government,” said Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams.In a message read at the reopening on March 28 by Special Adviser at the Ministry, Viralee Lattibeaudiere, the Minister urged importers to collect their goods that have been on the port for some time.She said the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is moving to become a “world-class” entity by leveraging technologies, overhauling legislation, and improving customer and employee satisfaction.Meanwhile, Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts Walker, said the JCA is ranked at number five in Latin America and the Caribbean, and a competitive spirit must be part of its culture, so that it can be a global leader.The Commissioner said during the 2018/2019 financial year, the JCA will be “intensifying our border protection capabilities, driving our operational efficiencies in all areas, improving technological advancement, and expanding our stakeholder engagement.”last_img read more

Kejriwal assails Tiwari during campaigning

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the residents of North East Delhi if they have ever seen the face of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. The Chief Minister held a road show which started from Sonia Vihar in support of AAP candidate Dilip Pandey. “In the last five years has Manoj Tiwari shown his face to you? Dilip Pandey is still not an MP but everyone here already knows him,” said the Delhi CM.The CM added that despite the fact that Pandey is not yet an MP he kept working for the residents of North East Delhi. “If you knock his door at night 2 PM he will respond. He does not know only one thing, he can not dance like Manoj Tiwari,” said Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Tiwari is a good dancer but Pandey is a person of work. “This time do not vote for a person who is a good dancer but vote for a person who will do the work for the people,” said the CM. He also said that in this election people should vote for the party which has worked in the sectors of education, health and other development works. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHe waved and smiled at the crowd as his open vehicles surrounded by hundreds of supporters passed through the narrow lanes of East Delhi neighbourhoods. Delhi Chief Minister took an e-rickshaw at Patparganj to hold the roadshow in the narrower lanes of the area. Kejriwal would be holding roadshows for all the seven candidates in Delhi. On Sunday, he would take out a roadshow in West Delhi, on May 6 in North-West Delhi and on May 8 in New Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Delhi will be voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 12.last_img read more

UAE’s Etihad Airways Delivers 1.2 Million Travelers Between Morocco, Abu Dhabi

Rabat – Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates has delivered 1.2 million passengers between Morocco and the UAE since the launch of direct flights the two countries in 2006.Etihad’s Vice President for Commercial Affairs, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Bloki, underscores the strong ties between Morocco and UAE, including language, common values, and cooperation in the fields of tourism and trade.In a statement to the UAE-based newspaper, Al-Ittihad, Al-Bloki expressed his gratitude to “the various governmental bodies in the Kingdom of Morocco for their great efforts to increase the level of close cooperation.” He further said that “We are proud of the great contributions made by the Moroccan talents and the various expertise in developing the work system.”Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, and Air Transport, Mohammed Sajid, also commended Morocco-UAE relations in different areas, added Al-Ittihad.Sajid said that the Emirati carrier has accomplished many impressive successes globally, which place it among the best international airlines.The company’s increase in flights to Morocco corresponds with a growing number of tourists. Said added that this step will reinforce business ties between Morocco and the Emirati airway, opening a door for more business projects to serve the interests of both countries and enhance trade exchange.The airline launched its first Abu Dhabi-Casablanca flight on June 2, 2006, according to Al-Ittihad.“The airline provided [originally] four weekly flights between the two cities via the Airbus A330-200 and then increased to five flights per week.”In March 2013, Etihad Airways increased its flights to Casablanca and launched a new daily round-trip flight between Abu Dhabi and Casablanca. In 2016, the airline announced that it would expand its presence in Morocco by launching two new weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Rabat to provide a direct link between the two capitals via an A340-500 airplane.Earlier this month, Etihad Airways also introduced its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to serve its daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca. read more

Kinross Gold hit with net loss after 32B mine writedown

TORONTO — Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K) is reporting a multi-billion dollar net loss in its fourth quarter after taking a $3.2-billion impairment charge, mostly on its Tasiast mine.The Toronto-based miner reported a net loss of $2.989-billion, or $2.62 per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, compared to a net loss of $2.79-billion, or $2.45 per share in the year earlier period.On an adjusted basis, Kinross reported net earnings of $276.5-million, or 24 cents per share — beating analyst estimates by a penny.Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.186-billion, compared with $919.8-million year over year.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected revenue of $1.23-billion.For the full year, Kinross posted a net loss of $2.5-billion, or $2.24 per share, compared with a net loss of $2.1-billion, or $1.84 per share, year over year. Full-year revenue was $4.3-billion compared to $3.8-billion in 2011.Full-year adjusted net earnings were $879.2-million, or 77 cents per share.Kinross also said its cutting its capital expenditures for 2013 compared to 2012. It forecast total capital expenditures of approximately $1.6-billion for the year, down $325-million last year.Gold production for the quarter was 724,510 gold equivalent ounces, compared with 622,507 ounces in the year earlier period. Full-year production was 2.6 million gold equivalent ounces, which the company said exceeded guidance, compared with 2.5 million gold equivalent ounces for 2011.The company expects to produce approximately 2.4 to 2.6 million gold equivalent ounces in 2013 at a production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce of $740 to $790.The Tasiast mine in Mauritania accounted for $3.09-billion of the $3.2-billion after-tax non-cash impairment charge and was due to several factors, including a reduction in the valuation multiple for Tasiast and industry-wide increases in capital and operating costs, the company said.The remaining $111.3 million impairment charge for its Chirano operation in Ghana was “related entirely to goodwill,” the company said.“While we recorded a non-cash impairment charge related to our Tasiast project, our pre-feasibility study work and recent exploration results continue to increase our confidence in Tasiast’s potential, and confirm its importance as part of our long-term future,” CEO J. Paul Rollinson said in a release.“Our planning and outlook for 2013 reflects our continued focus on cost control, margin improvement and free cash flow.”The Tasiast mine was acquired in 2010 as part of a US$7.1-billion deal for Red Back Mining.Last August, Kinross launched a company-wide cost cutting initiative.Then earlier this year, Kinross replaced chief executive Tye Burt with Rollinson in an effort to improve the company’s lagging performance. Rollinson had been executive vice-president of corporate development for the Toronto-based gold miner.Kinross has mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Russia, Ghana, and Mauritania.Shares in Kinross, which reported after the close of markets, closed down nine cents to $7.91 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

Brock gearing up for 2021 Canada Summer Games

Brock University continues to make significant commitments to support the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara through the appointments of Sport Management Associate Professor Julie Stevens and Brock’s Vice-President, Administration Brian Hutchings.Stevens, whose PhD is in sport and business, has been named as Brock’s Special Advisor to the President and Vice-Chancellor, Canada Games, a position she will use to maximize the partnership between the Games and Brock University, exploring opportunities for teaching, research and experiential education related to the country’s largest multi-sport event.Stevens will take over the position of Chair of the Brock University Canada Games Steering Committee (Academic), and will sit as a member on the Brock University Canada Games Executive Committee, chaired by Hutchings. Together, Stevens and Hutchings will span the full capacity of Brock to support success of the 2021 Games and related benefits they bring to the region.Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration.With nearly 20 years of Brock experience and significant Canada Games research, Stevens is eager to take on the role through which she will help faculty, staff and students create connections to the Games.“I’m very familiar with the Games program, its history in Canada and its footprint in different communities,” said Stevens. “I’m excited — for Niagara and for Brock — about what it will mean to have the Games in the region.”Hutchings, a former professional athlete, is also the lead contact regarding Canada Games site locations at Brock and related developments.“As a community partner, Brock will be ready to help Niagara welcome thousands of athletes and supporters coming for the Games in July 2021,” said Hutchings. “The campus will be a busy hub, serving as the athletes’ village and also hosting several athletic events.”These latest announcements follow the Government of Canada’s appointment earlier this year of Brock President Gervan Fearon to the board that is overseeing the Games itself, alongside Brock senior official Tom Arkell. Fearon said Stevens’ appointment will help the University contribute to a major national sports spectacle that should have a big impact on Niagara’s future growth.“With her impressive background and wealth of Canada Games knowledge, Julie will help Brock make the necessary connections to see those ideas for hands-on learning come to fruition,” said Fearon.“The Games is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canadian athletes and to build our community, but is also a chance to introduce new avenues of experiential education that will benefit our students in their future careers.”Stevens will work with the Academic Steering Committee to explore experiential education, teaching and research opportunities related to the Canada Games. The committee includes representatives from each of Brock’s Faculties as well as administrative and student services units.“From the discussions that have already taken place with the steering committee, it’s clear there are experiential opportunities for students in all programs. It’s about thinking beyond the sports context and building awareness,” Stevens said. “For instance, there are opportunities in Math and Science with computer science and IT, and in Humanities with opening and closing ceremonies, performances and cultural aspects of the Games.”Stevens will work with all Brock stakeholders involved to map, track and capture the impact of the experiential education, research and teaching connections to the Games.“It will help us identify new ways of co-operating with a community partner, especially one that itself is very connected to government, sport clubs, business and other areas of sport,” she said.“This gives Brock an opportunity to set the foundation that will allow the Canada Games Council to include experiential education in all its future bids. We will provide a starting-point to help them develop their approach.”At the same time, Brock will also use the experience to improve its own experiential education, collaborative research and teaching for the future. Gary Comerford, Chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees, said it’s a tremendous opportunity for the entire community.“The Canada Games will bring about 5,000 young athletes to Niagara,” he said. “It is expected that another 5,000 volunteers will be needed to host the Games, which will bring an economic impact of about $200 million to the Niagara area.”In addition to hosting certain sports competitions and the athletes’ village, Brock will also house the Games’ provincial mission offices, transportation centre, administrative offices, polyclinic and information centre. read more

Morants doubledouble fuels Murray St past Prairie View

MURRAY, Ky. — Ja Morant made 12 of 14 free throws, scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Murray State beat Prairie View A&M 83-67 on Saturday night.Shaq Buchanan added 14 points for the Racers. Mike Davis scored 12 and Tevin Brown added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.After Morant’s free throw put Murray State (4-1) ahead 30-28 with 4:52 before halftime, Gary Blackston and Chancellor Ellis made back-to-back 3-pointers and Devonte Patterson made a pair of free throws and the Panthers led 36-30.The Racers put together an 8-0 run to close the half and, after intermission, Patterson’s jumper tied it at 38. But Morant responded with a dunk and a 3-pointer and Murray State led the rest of the way. Davis’ layup with 13:27 to play extended the lead to 58-42.Patterson led Prairie View (1-7) with 18 points and Blackston had 14. The Panthers have lost seven straight.The Associated Press read more

Charlotte Church loses baby just weeks after announcing pregnancy

first_imgA second message read: “2 of 2 We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace.”Church had announced last month she was expecting her third child.It was thought the baby was due in November. The star is already a mother to nine-year-old Ruby and Dexter, eight, from her previous relationship with Gavin Henson.They parted company in 2010. 1 of 2 Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby. Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family.— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) June 26, 2017 Credit:Dominic Lipinski /PA  Charlotte Church has announced that she has lost her unborn baby.The singer, 31, said on Twitter that she and her partner Jonathan Powell were grieving their loss.She wrote: “1 of 2 Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby.”Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family.” Charlotte Church Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

The LoveHate season finale 11 questions we want answered

first_imgLAST NIGHT, WE said goodbye to Love/Hate once again, as the season concluded with an episode that was, frankly, a little all over the shop.As a result, there are lots of questions we’d like answered, and we’d imagine some of the other one million or so viewers would like the same.All images via RTE Player.What happened to the pipe bomb guy?After last week’s foiled attempt by Nidge and Wayne to get rid of the pipe bomb guy, we were expecting to see him exact his revenge.  Instead, he was barely seen in last night’s episode.One blink-and-you’d-miss-it shot showed him getting on a ferry. Is he really gone or will he come back and take care of Nidge?Why get rid of Wayne?The dynamic between Nidge and Wayne had a lot of potential for future episodes, and Wayne himself was a bit of a scene stealer.  Why get rid of him?There are questions in terms of the storyline as well.  Was Nidge trying to keep his attack on the pipe bomb guy a secret?  Could he simply not stand to let someone who had seen him fail live? Or did he simply not trust someone who could change sides so easily?Will Wayne’s killer be in the gang now?He’s now shown that he’ll do anything to get in, but will Nidge want him?  Or will he simply get rid of him as he did Wayne?What’s the future for Nidge’s love life?He seemed to find some real comfort and solace in Janet, but since his callousness about Debbie and the other girl’s deaths she’s gone a bit cold.Now that she’s seen who he really is can she continue the relationship?  Or is it over?  And if it’s over does that mean she’s over too?What’s going to happen to Tommy?Poor auld Tommy was in bad shape throughout this season, never more so than in the season finale when his head began to bleed and he collapsed.Moynihan seemed to think he would pull through, but as Siobhan said, in many ways he’s gone already.  Will we see Tommy gone altogether?  What more can they do with his character given his condition?Will Siobhan rat on Nidge?Siobhan seemed pretty committed to doing whatever it takes to exact revenge on Nidge for what he did to Tommy.Will she go through with it or will she chicken out?  Or will Nidge get wind of it and send her on her merry way?  He seems to be very free and easy with the killing these days.What’s the story with Fran’s teeth?One minute they’re fixed, the next they’re not.  Who will continue his dental work now that Andrew is gone?  Enquiring minds need to know!When are we going to see the Nidge/Fran showdown?When is this power struggle going to come to a head, and who is going to win?Clearly Fran is no longer happy working for Nidge, or anyone, for that matter.  He’s bound to strike out on his own at some point.  What are we going to see?Are we going to see Keith Duffy again?Will he ‘grow tits’ from all the stuff he’s taking for the bodybuilding?What the hell was Nidge at in that cell?No really, what was that about?  Yes, Nidge has been a little paranoid this series but he still seemed to have it all together at a basic level.Why did he intentionally get himself arrested?  Why did he claw at himself until he bled?  What is he at, at all, at all?Will the IRA be back?With Dano gone, things seem to be pretty kosher between Nidge and the IRA.  Tony asked for some money from the tiger kidnapping and Nidge seemed happy to give it to him, but could that be it?Surely the two biggest criminal powers in Dublin will come up against each other again?Do you have the answers?  Or do you have other questions?  Leave them in the comments.The Love/Hate finale: Deaths, Mr Universe and wee on your cornflakes>The internet’s best responses to Love/Hate season 4>last_img read more

GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí

first_imgUpdated 4.39pmGSOC HAS LAUNCHED an investigation after a woman died in a car crash following a pursuit by gardaí.The incident was one of two fatal road crashes last night.It occurred shortly before 2am this morning in Fairview, at the junction of the Malahide Road and the Clontarf Road.Gardaí were following the car when it crashed into a lampost.The woman, named as 43-year-old Sinéad Maguire from Dublin 3, was rushed to the Mater hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. A post mortem will be carried out later today.The driver, a 26-year-old man, is in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital, while another 20-year-old passenger was taken to St James Hospital where his condition is described as stable.“As a result the incident was referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission for investigation, in accordance with section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act (2005),” a spokesperson for GSOC said.Anyone with information can contact GSOC on 1890 600 800.In a separate incident last night, one person was killed in a single vehicle crash on the N81 Blessington Road.Originally published 1.08pmRead: Investigation launched after death of young man who was in garda custody >More: Two people killed in separate overnight road crashes >last_img read more

HTC Puccini Android ROM being ported to Flyer other tablets

first_imgThe HTC Puccini 10″ Android tablet has yet to be confirmed by the company, but there’s been no shortage of information floating around about it. A few months ago, screenshots showing the Puccini tablet’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb ROM in action leaked to the web before it launched — or was even announced by HTC. Now, a dump of that ROM has been found on a filesharing site.As is typically the case when a new Android tablet ROM is dumped and shared, community developers at XDA have already started digging through the ROM to see if it can be modified and flashed to other tablets that are already available. One potential target is the HTC Flyer, the Puccini’s 7-inch cousin that went on sale early this summer. Hardware differences among tablets mean that it’ll take a while, but the success record of the contributors at XDA is stellar — so don’t be surprised if the Puccini ROM is up and running on another tablet in the coming days.Once the community ports the Puccini’s software to an existing tablet, we’ll have a nearly complete look at what it will bring to the table. Back in May, purported specs had already leaked as well. The Puccini was said to be running the MSM8660 SOC with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and Adreno 220 graphics, a 1280×800 pixel 10.1″ display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash (and a front-facing cam as well). It’s also believed that the Puccini will support the HTC Magic Pen, like its more portable predecessor.The Puccini will also be arriving on U.S. shores packing LTE hardware — and heading for AT&T’s shiny, new network.More at Liliputing and Engadgetlast_img read more

Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemates suicide

first_img Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 5:58 PM Feb 15th 2018, 3:45 PM Image: Sebastian Duda via Shutterstock By Natasha Reid 20,006 Views Short URL Woman found guilty of impeding murder investigation by staging housemate’s suicide The killer was never charged because he sustained a traumatic brain injury months after the murder. Updated at 6pmA MOTHER OF one has been found guilty of staging her housemate’s suicide in order to impede the prosecution of her boyfriend for strangling her.The neo-nazi killer was never charged because his brain function is limited due to a traumatic injury sustained months later while fleeing after a car he had hijacked crashed. He is currently living in a care facility, where he is spoon fed.However, his 34-year-old former partner was on trial at the Central Criminal Court, charged with impeding his apprehension or prosecution, knowing or believing him to have murdered Antra Ozolina, aged 49, or committed some other arrestable offence.Egita Jaunmaize, of no fixed abode, admitted placing a blue cord around her fellow Latvian’s neck so as to simulate her suicide in order to make it more difficult to establish that her death was suspicious.However, she pleaded not guilty to carrying out the offence, without reasonable excuse, at their home at The Old Post, Main Street, Kilnaleck, Co Cavan on or around 27 or 28 June 2014. The mushroom picker told gardaí that she was in fear for her life and acting on her boyfriend’s orders at the time, having just seen him strangle Ozolina.Trial evidenceThe court heard that the accused reported her housemate and colleague’s apparent suicide to the authorities on 28 June.Gardaí found the deceased in her bathroom with a blue rope around her neck. A bible and an almost empty vodka bottle were found nearby, and there were no immediate signs of a struggle. The gardaí suspected suicide, as did the local pathologist, who carried out the coroner’s autopsy.However, the gardaí still carried out enquiries. The deceased was planning a month-long holiday in Latvia to visit her daughter, who described her as happy and healthy. Her friends said that she was not the type to take her own life.A forensic pathologist was called in to carry out a second autopsy, which revealed blunt force trauma other than the neck compression that had killed her.An engineer also found that she could not have used either the shower rail or the towel rail in her bathroom for suicide. It became clear that the rope’s function was to cover up a crime.The accused first told gardaí that she had argued with the deceased the night before, but that she had been well when they had gone to bed and that there was nobody else in the house. She had found her housemate dead on waking that morning, she said.She eventually told gardaí that her boyfriend had strangled her flatmate using his arm in front of her. She said she had tried to push him off his victim, but that he had punched her in the stomach.She said he had grabbed her by the throat when she threatened to go to gardaí, and that she was afraid he would kill her too if she did so.She said he had then asked her to put a rope around his victim’s neck to make it look like a suicide. She said she was “forced” to do it.She said that she eventually agreed to the killer’s plan to tell gardaí that his victim had killed herself.She kept to this line during a number of voluntary statements and in her first interview as a suspect, even suggesting that her housemate had given herself the other injuries found at autopsy.The statements of other witnesses were then put to her, including one from a friend whom the deceased had rung that night to say she was in fear and was going to ring the gardaí.The accused then agreed that she was under the duress of her boyfriend, whom she described as a ‘skinhead neo-nazi’.She was released from custody, without accepting a garda offer of accommodation through St Vincent de Paul, and was seen in the killer’s company a few days later.Boyfriend’s backgroundThe court heard that this boyfriend, who is now 31, has convictions for racist, neo-nazi offences in his native Latvia and has a large swastika tattooed on his chest.He had been in custody until six months before he moved to Ireland. He had breached his release conditions by moving here, and a European arrest warrant had been issued for him.The trial heard that had also been arrested after the killing, but denied the allegations put to him in an interview. He was described in court as “brazen”, telling gardaí that if he had killed someone, he would hardly be telling them.He had openly admitted to choking a woman, who had given a statement as part of the murder investigation. He said that she had accused him of being a ‘fag’, and he suggested that going for her throat was what any man would do.He was also released from custody at that time.The jury heard that on 29 October 2014, he and the accused woman’s half-brother staked out a businesswoman in Longford and held her at knifepoint.They bundled her into the back of a car, where Ozolina’s killer sat with his leg pressed up against her neck, while the other hijacker drove. The gardaí pursued the car, while the men threatened the woman and demanded money.The hijacked car crashed and the alleged killer got out to run away. He was struck by an oncoming vehicle with very considerable force, causing him obvious brain and physical damage.He was in hospital for a number of months, before being transferred to a nursing home. His brain function is now limited and he has lost the use of three limbs.He was being peg fed until recently but is now being spoon fed, and is hoisted to and from his bed on a daily basis. A garda told the court that he’s not in a position to be charged.The accused went to the gardaí in Longford after this crash, telling them: “I know now I can’t help him, I can’t change him. I’m tired trying to help him.”The prosecution reminded the jury that the reason she gave gardaí for having lied initially was a fear of this boyfriend being sent back to the authorities in Latvia.However, the defence called a psychiatrist, who said she would have found it difficult to defy him; she had been the victim of a violent crime in childhood, was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result, and feared her boyfriend would kill her too.The doctor said that she had the “potential to be re-victimised, getting into abusive relationships again and again”. He said she would have limited ability to defy such a “dominating, threatening and psychological and physically abusive man”.Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, defending, said his client was “guilty of having been in a relationship with a bad man and was guilty of going back to the bad man afterwards”. However, he asked the jurors what they would have done in that situation on the night.He asked the jury to consider both duress and reasonable excuse as defences that would lead to an acquittal for his client.However, following three hours and 47 minutes of deliberations, the seven men and five women returned with a guilty verdict by a majority of 11 to one.Justice Patrick McCarthy thanked them for their service and remanded the accused in custody for sentencing on 26 February.Read: Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuseMore: Mother charged with assault of daughter (3) who died this week Image: Sebastian Duda via Shutterstock Share4 Tweet Email No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Professor Paxinos gets top nod at Athens Academy

first_imgProfessor of Neuroscience, George Paxinos has become a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens. 400 people watched on as the Professor received his award from the President of the Academy George Kontopoulos. Professor Paxinos, of Neuroscience Research Australia, is the second living Australian to receive the distinction, the first being the former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Leeds manager Bielsa admits spy claims

first_imgLeeds boss Marcelo Bielsa accepts he did send someone to spy on Derby County’s training but still hasn’t apologised for the scenario.Derby reported that a Leeds employee had to be removed by police around the training ground ahead of Friday night’s Championship match between the clubs.Derby manager Frank Lampard suspended training and took the players off the pitch after the ‘spy’ was discovered.Asked about the incident before facing Derby, Bielsa told Sky Sports:“It’s true it was someone from Leeds United. I am responsible for it. It doesn’t matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong…Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“For me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn’t behave well.“Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he said I didn’t respect the rules of fair play. I have a different point of view on it, but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby think.“I am the only one responsible for it, because I didn’t ask for the permission of Leeds to do it.“Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”last_img read more

Samsung reportedly solves Galaxy Fold problems

first_img $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 60 Photos Amazon Sprint Apple iPhone XS 4:56 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. 7 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The Cheapskate Read DJI Osmo Action preview HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Angela Lang/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See It Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $6 at Tidal Samsung hits the brakes on Galaxy Fold release Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Turo $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) The Samsung Galaxy Fold may be back on track. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung may have come up with solutions for the Galaxy Fold’s defects weeks after review units experienced screen breaks, flickering and bulges.The Korean electronics giant solved the problem with the protective plastic layer on the delayed $1,980 foldable phone’s display, Yonhap News reported Wednesday. Since this part of the display wasn’t attached to the end of the plastic bezel surrounding the screen, some reviewers assumed it was an ordinary screen protector and pulled it off. To stop this from happening, Samsung apparently extended this layer so it’s under the bezel and the edge isn’t on the screen to tempt you. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Samsung,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $520 at HP $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Comments Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Foldable Phonescenter_img See It Read Google Home Hub review Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Post a comment Best Buy $299 at Amazon See at Amazon $999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET $999 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See at Turo Boost Mobile Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 0 Rylo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 $210 at Best Buy Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: $60 at Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read the AirPods review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review The company also addressed problems with dust and fluff getting caught under the phone’s hinge mechanism by reducing the size of that part so it’ll be covered by the current protective frame, according to Yonhap.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. It delayed the Galaxy Fold weeks back in April, but its mobile CEO, DJ Koh, reportedly said last week that the luxury phone’s US launch “will not be too late.”First published at 3:18 a.m. PT.Updated at 3:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Share your voice I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read the Rylo camera previewlast_img read more

Rumor 13th Doctor to Meet Activist Rosa Parks

first_imgA new shot of the Montgomery bus being used in Series 11 episode 2 thanks to a guy on Reddit who happens to live where they were filming the episode. #DoctorWho— Matt Whelan (@MrWhelan101) January 28, 2018 The Doctor has befriended everyone from Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie to Madame De Pompadour and Vincent Van Gogh.But when the timey-wimey show returns later this year, the Thirteenth Time Lord may meet another historic figure: Rosa Parks.The “First Lady of civil rights,” Parks made history on Dec. 1, 1955, when she refused to obey a Montgomery bus driver’s orders to give up her seat in the “colored section” to a white passenger.Based on hastily snapped fan photos and rumored casting news, the “mother of the freedom movement” may guest star in the new season of Doctor Who. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster left: the latest doctor who set picsright: Rosa Parks’ bus— very strong & stable genius (@Judoon_Platoon) January 22, 2018Earlier this year, photos of a vehicle—strongly resembling the No. 2857 GM “old-look” transit bus Parks rode—were published online. According to Whovians, the replica was on set during filming. (Look closely and you’ll also spot a ’50s-style police car.)The BBC did not respond to Geek’s request for comment. But new showrunner Chris Chibnall can’t be happy about the presumed leak.In a reported effort to tighten on-set security, presumably to avoid prying eyes and possible spoilers, Chibs was eyeing a move to Manchester. There is no official word on whether the next series commenced filming in its hometown of Cardiff, or ventured north toward star Jodie Whittaker’s hood.No matter, it sounds like the Beeb needs to upgrade its safety measures.Those circulated smartphone shots only add fuel to the fire that is the Internet.Some stalkers fans noticed that the Spotlight CV page for actor David Rubin included a role as “Raymond Parkes” in Doctor Who series 11. This, as Radio Times pointed out, could be a typo in reference to Raymond Parks, husband of the civil rights activist.(When I checked, Rubin’s Spotlight resume ends at 2016’s Birds of a Feather. His IMDb page, however, lists him as “Raymond Parks” in episode three, among a small cast of characters that includes Mark Williams (not that Mark Williams) as “bus driver.”) Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img The real Montgomery bus boarded by Rosa Parks in 1955, restored and held in the Rosa Parks Museum and the recreated bus being used for filming of #DoctorWho Series 11. Really looking forward to seeing the story of Rosa Parks bought to life. I do wonder who’s writing!— Matt Whelan (@MrWhelan101) January 18, 2018 He was Rosa Parkes’ husband. Another prmonent civil rights figure featured in the episode is Fred Gray— Ruther (@Ruther2) February 11, 2018Add to that the unsubstantiated rumor that The Last Jedi actor Aki Omoshaybi will be playing Parks’ lawyer Fred Gray.“Yes, both these characters’ names were misspelt and the roles have no been removed from the actors’ respective pages,” Radio Times noted. “But isn’t this too much evidence to ignore?”It’s certainly not hard to believe that the first female Doctor will team up with some pretty inspirational women in her travels through all of space and time. Doctor Who does tend to pluck its historical figures from the British side of the pond. But I’m keeping my fingers crossed for an educational and empowering romp through American history.Parks was by no means the first person to resist bus segregation: Women like Bayard Rustin, Irene Morgan, Lillie Mae Bradford, and Sarah Louise Keys tried in the years before her arrest. But the 42-year-old NAACP secretary became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.A plaque reading “The Bus Stop” still stands at Dexter Avenue and Montgomery Street—the place Rosa Parks boarded the bus more than 60 years ago.I had the honor of visiting that corner last year. And, like the rest of the South’s civil rights landmarks, it carries an energy and strength that, decades later, can be felt across the country. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Power dept officials heckled over theft row 1 injured

first_imgKolkata: A senior official of the Power department in the district was heckled by some villagers after he went to Keshpur in West Midnapore district to check an incident of power theft. It was learnt that a station manager of the Power department in the district had gone to a village in the Keshpur area on late Monday evening after he was reported about an incident of power theft in the area. When he reached the spot along with some other staff of the department they identified two local villagers — Madan Bera and Mukti Pandit —to be involved in the power theft. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAs the station manager inquired into the reason behind tapping, they became infuriated and attacked the official. When the accused were interrogated in this connection, some of the villagers staged a demonstration in front of the officials. It was alleged that the villagers beat up the station manager and also heckled other staff as they had demanded a clarification behind the act. They were even detained by the villagers for nearly an hour. The station manager identified as Dipak Kumar Majhi received injuries in the incident. The incident triggered chaos in the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMajhi and other employees were released after the intervention of some villagers who persuaded the accused to set them free. The matter was later reported to the local police station. Police reached the spot and started a probe. They are yet to arrest anybody. The Power department officials with assistance from the district police will carry out a search operation to identify the areas where power tapping might have taken place. The officials are often heckled when they go to check such incidents of power theft in the rural areas. Top brass of the department often complain of power tapping leading to a huge loss in the government’s exchequer. The district police have, however, initiated a detailed probe in connection with the incident.last_img read more

TMC heavyweights go on campaign trail across state

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidates across the state hit the campaign trail on Sunday, with party leaders Subrata Mukherjee, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Mala Roy, Mamata Bala Thakur and Moon Moon Sen among others seen interacting with voters of their respective constituencies.Mala Roy, who is contesting from the Kolkata South seat, started her campaign near the Tollygunge railway station, accompanied by state Public Works Department (PWD) minister and Tollygunge MLA Aroop Biswas. Roy braved the scorching summer heat and walked across ward 81 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), interacting with the people. She gave a patient hearing to problems in her constituency, including those of the slum dwellers and assured them that she would address the issues, if she is elected. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”Our party supremo has given the call for the party to win all 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. We are her soldiers and will try our best to fulfill her dream,” Biswas said. Meanwhile, senior TMC leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay was found making wall graffiti in favour of Roy and also painting the symbol of the party on a wall. TMC candidate from Bankura and senior party leader Subrata Roy walked and also boarded a toto during his campaign. “I have an emotional attachment with the people of Bankura and my work particularly for the Public Health & Engineering department, has brought about a major boost to water supply in this district. I will urge those who have benefitted from my work to vote for me,” Mukherjee said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMukherjee had lost ten years ago when he had contested in Bankura on a Congress ticket. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, TMC candidate from the Barasat seat, attended a programme of the Matua community at Akarampur in Habra on Sunday. She also danced to the tunes of a devotional song of the community. The votes from the Matua community, which accounts for around 10 percent of the total votes, are going to be a factor in the Barasat seat. Trinamool Congress candidate from Bongaon Mamata Bala Thakur offered her prayers at Jaleshwar Temple in Gaighata and also went to a nearby mosque to seek blessings from the head of the mosque. She then walked in and around the Jaleshwar area, seeking votes. Trinamool Congress candidate from Asansol Moon Moon Sen campaigned at Amritnagar in Ranigunj. Addressing a public gathering, she said that some Opposition parties may come and offer money, seeking votes. “If they offer money, you take it but you should vote for Didi (Mamata Banerjee),” she maintained.last_img read more