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Narendra Dabholkar murder suspects sent to CBI custody

first_imgThe Pune Sessions court on Saturday remanded Rajesh Digavekar and Amit Bhangera, suspects in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, into Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for 10 days in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.The CBI produced Digavekar, 38, and Bhangera, 50, to court. They are both currently in the Bengaluru prison for journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder. The agency said Bhangera helped another accused, Sachin Andhure, currently in CBI custody, to conduct a recce of Dabholkar’s house, and that Digavekar imparted fire arms training to the shooters. The prosecution said they had conspired to kill Dabholkar and sought their police custody for 10 days. The defence said the allegations were vague and that their names were not mentioned in the charge-sheet filed by the CBI in Dabholkar murder.last_img read more

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Confident Tim Reed eyes Ironman 70.3 three-peat in ‘amazing’ Cebu

first_imgTim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Brimming with confidence, Tim Reed believes that he’s in the best shape of his life this time of the year.“I’m extremely fit. I build my season getting strong for this and I’m ready to race,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Australian triathlete needs all the positivity he could get as he seeks to reign for the third straight year in Cebu on Sunday in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines at Shangri-La Mactan here.Instead of being rattled, Reed could only be excited as he takes on a tough field out to deny him of the rare three-peat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I saw the start list and that makes me excited,” he said. “When you got good guys alongside you, it pushes you to a level you wouldn’t do if they weren’t there. We’ll make each other race a lot better.”Fellow Aussies Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten lead the biggest threats to Reed’s throne, together with 2016 Xterra world champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Olympian Brent McMahon of Canada, and 12-time New Zealand Ironman winner Cameron Brown. Not only is the top $5,000 purse at stake in the men’s and women’s divisions, but also 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Still, Reed is defiant as he looks forward to racing through the picturesque Cebu landscape anew“I think the biggest thing is the energy of this place. What I like is the atmosphere because you can feel the enthusiasm in the Philippines that you don’t find anywhere in the world. We sense it and feel it and that makes racing more enjoyable. The whole experience is something to take it on and think, ‘Wow, it’s so amazing!’ The atmosphere is really the biggest factor,” he said.Also part of the elite pros partaking in the race are David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.In the women’s division, Dimity Lee Duke emerges as the woman-to-beat, but she will face a tough challenge from fellow Aussies Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, Kiwi Amelia Watkinson, and Filipina bet Kim Kilgroe.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries have are set to race in the grueling 70.3-kilometer leg which will start and end at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Celebrities put their hard work to the test in Cobra Ironman 70.3 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View commentslast_img read more

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Paul Di Resta impresses after diving into the deep end

first_imgPaul di Resta was thrown into the “deepest of deep ends” at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday and emerged to universal acclaim.A day that had started with the Scot ironing a shirt for his regular television commentary duties veered wildly off course after Williams race driver Felipe Massa fell ill in final practice.Di Resta, who had not previously driven the latest generation of Formula One cars and whose last grand prix was in 2013 with Force India, was rushed in as reserve.He had already been informed of the situation the night before but Massa was then cleared to drive on Saturday morning and it looked like the crisis was over. And then the Brazilian felt dizzy again.”I’m not going to lie, I was scared, nervous, anxious,” di Resta told Sky Sports television.”I’ve not driven one of these cars for three-and-a-half years, apart from 10 laps I did in a 2014 car, and then you get thrown into qualifying which is the deepest of all deep ends — it’s like jumping off a cliff and seeing how you fight for survival.”In the end, he did much more than might have been expected.The 31-year-old’s time of one minute 19.868 was only seven tenths slower than 18-year-old Canadian rookie team mate Lance Stroll and quicker than Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson.He completed five flying laps and went quicker every time, progressing from an initial 1:22.289.”Honestly I felt quite comfortable quite quickly. As soon as I let go of the pit limiter it was kind of there and I was improving by half a second a lap. There is still plenty of potential there,” he said.advertisementBritain’s Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion who also works for Sky, was among those impressed with what he saw.”It’s not quite me leaping in the ring with the heavyweight champion of the world but it’s not far off,” he said. “It’s a huge ask to give a guy no track time and literally half an hour before he’s due to go out, put him in the car.”He didn’t make any mistakes, got faster and faster and he’s not last. It sounds like faint praise but it’s not, it’s a superb effort so well done to him.”Williams technical head Paddy Lowe could only agree with that assessment.”He’s got to be my driver of the day to achieve what he did today,” he said.last_img read more

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Never had this kind of depth in Indian tennis: Mahesh Bhupathi

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday said Indian tennis has an unprecedented depth in its talent pool and it’s headed in the right direction. “The depth we have today we have never had. Prajnesh, Yuki, Ram and many more right behind them are doing well. India hasn’t had this kind of talent pool before in the men’s team,” Bhupathi said at a KIA Motors event where 10 young tennis fans of the country were selected as ball kids for the Australian Open in January. For the first time India has three men in the top-150 in the world rankings. Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the highest ranked Indian just outside the top-100 at 104, followed by Ramkumar Ramanathan at 133 and Yuki Bhambri at 137. “In the women’s team, Harman and Ankita have made a nice run in towards the last part of the season. The results are very positive,” Bhupathi added. Ankita Raina, ranked 213 in the world, and world number 218 Karman Thandi won two back-to-back titles recently. They first clinched their career’s maiden WTA doubles title in Taipei before uniting to win the Pune Open. Bhupathi also said investment from the corporate sector was required in Indian tennis. “For any sport, creating a culture in India comes from corporate support and we have seen that with all the medallist who have been supported by an OGQ or a JSW,” he said. The four-time men’s doubles Grand Slam winner also said initiatives like the one taken by Kia Motors help in promoting a tennis culture in the country.advertisement Five kids from Delhi and one each from Mumbai, Chandigarh, Haryana, Hyderabad and Lucknow, including four girls, have been selected to represent India as the Official Kia Ball Kids for the Australian Open 2019. Bhupathi played a key role in shortlisting 100 boys and girls across the country, before taking up the mantle of mentoring them. The initiative, brought to India for the first time, witnessed staggering participation, with over 2,000 young tennis enthusiasts from across the country taking part. The kids selected were selected are: Ankit Pillania (St Thomas School, Bahadurgarh), Jennika Jaison (St Joseph School, Mumbai), Sarthak Gandhi (Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh), M Varshith Kumar Reddy (St. John’s High School, Hyderabad), Naman Mehta (LA Martiniere Boys, Lucknow). The first set of trials were conducted across four metros — Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. They were put through five rounds of tests, including Rolling the Ball, Speed and Agility test, Spider Drill, Throwing the Ball and Communication skills. PTI APA PDSPDSlast_img read more

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Berbatov: Ferguson commanded respect

first_imgManchester United ‘When he walked into the room, people would stop talking’ – Berbatov on the Ferguson effect Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 22:31 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Sir Alex Ferguson Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The former Bulgaria international striker spent four years at Old Trafford under the Scot and says that the impact he had was incredible Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has spoken on the aura that Sir Alex Ferguson had around Old Trafford.The Scot took charge of the Red Devils in 1986 and did not leave until he retired in 2013. During that time, he oversaw a period of unprecedented glory, leading the club to two Champions League titles as well as 13 Premier League crowns.United 6/5 to beat Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Berbatov, who is now 36, was made Ferguson’s record signing in 2008 when he arrived in a dramatic deadline day move from Tottenham for £30.75 million, and the former Bulgaria international striker has lavished praise on the managerial icon.“When he walked into the room, people would stop talking,” he told ESPN. “He commanded so much respect and attention because of all the success he’d had. He was good with words, probably from all the books he read. I’d go to his office and he’d have Napoleon’s biography on the table.”When he heard that Manchester United wanted him, it was his sole aim to move to Old Trafford, even admitting that he turned down more money from City, the club Ferguson branded “the noisy neighbours”, in favour of their rivals.Dimitar Berbatov Manchester United 2011“When United wanted me I was like a horse with blinkers on. I was not interested in anyone else. City offered more money but the team was weaker and their history couldn’t compete with United,” he said.Indeed, leaving Tottenham for United appeared to pose no problems for him at all.“When you follow your own path, you have to make decisions like this. I wanted to win trophies and play for the biggest club, and the biggest club in England is Manchester United,” he said. “You can stay here in your comfort zone or make the next step in your career. It was not a difficult decision; Manchester United were the English and European champions, they had the best players, they had Sir Alex Ferguson and Old Trafford. How could I not be seduced? “When I signed for United, I felt like it was a reward for everything that I’d been through in my life.”Berbatov played 149 games for United and scored 56 goals before moving to Fulham.last_img read more

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College Football Star Calls Out Fans For Poor Support

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA college football star called out his team’s fan base following his team’s game today.Kentucky football star Kash Daniel called out the Wildcats’ fan base for poor support during his team’s Senior Day game.“I’m really disappointed,” Daniel told reporters. “That stadium should have been filled out to the max. You’ve got a ranked team, first eight-wins (season) since the ’80s. You got to see Josh Allen break a sack record here. And look at this, you’ve got Nebraska — a football powerhouse, wins national championships — still sells out 80,000-plus when they went 0-5.”Kash Daniel is not happy with the attendance in Kroger Field today. pic.twitter.com/EbIZKV8ait— Erika Bonner (@ErikaBonnerKYK) November 17, 2018Here’s what the crowd looked like at kickoff:Coin toss for Kentucky-Middle Tennessee at Kroger Field #bbn #ukfootball pic.twitter.com/m9HNv2NouB— John Clay (@johnclayiv) November 17, 2018Daniel certainly has a point. It would’ve been nice to see Kentucky’s fan base show up in a bigger way today.last_img read more

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Global Maritime Introduces New Service Line

first_imgzoom Global Maritime introduced a new and important service line, Marine Casualty Investigation. Building on our existing comprehensive business offering, Marine Casualty Investigation (MCI) acts on behalf of hull & machinery underwriters, P&I clubs, owners, ship managers, drilling rig owners and lawyers, investigating the cause and extent of damage to marine related incidents.Global Maritime, across its four dedicated MCI hubs in London, New York, Abu Dhabi and Singapore has been surging ahead with a variety of instructions, ranging from expert witness legal advice through to desktop reviews and casualty attendances. Established support from markets worldwide has granted Global Maritime a strong platform to launch a global service and consequently, the ability to build an impressive portfolio of work in a relatively short period of time.Following the successful launch, Global Maritime is looking to expand this offering to areas in the Middle East as well as build on the existing team of surveyors. Speaking on behalf of the department in London, John Quarrington, Group Director MCI says: “We are fortunate to have been able to hire in a team of very experienced H&M surveyors who are not only known, but also well respected by the market. We intend to build upon this strong group in the coming months in order to move the business line forward and fulfil the requirements of the industry.”Global Maritime, November 22, 2013last_img read more

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SAI withdraws controversial order to ban parents coaches from shooting range

first_imgNew Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Thursday withdrew its controversial circular to ban parents and personal coaches of shooters from the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here. Recently, an order issued by the authorities at the shooting range restricted the movement of parents and coaches inside the range, leading to a controversy. “This order has been withdrawn. As earlier, parents of trainees at Dr. Karni Singh #Shooting Ranges are being allowed to accompany their wards during practice. As per international guidelines they will not be allowed on Field of Play (FOP),” the SAI tweeted. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev In its circular dated June 14, the Sports Authority of India put a ban on parents/guardian and coaches accompanying the shooters from sitting in the spectators gallery, adding any digression would lead to them being thrown out by the security guards. During the 19th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Competition on Monday, a national level shooter from Faridabad claimed that she was thrown out of the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range without “any valid reason”. The shooter alleged that she was forced to leave the premises by the administrator of the sports facility “without citing any valid reason” while she was watching the competition at the 10m range. The policy was criticised by, among others, national coach for junior pistol shooters Jaspal Rana.last_img read more

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GoFundMe page set up for young girl involved in incident with an

first_imgIn a coma, Kimmel was flown from Fort St. John to Vancouver for emergency treatment.Currently, she is battling for her life, with the major concern being critical swelling of the brain.From Kelowna, her father is the sole provider of the family and currently remains at the hospital, unable to work as he is at her bedside.Since being set up on Saturday, July 6, the GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000 of its $20,000 goal.If you wish to donate, a link to the page can be found here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe page has been set up for a young girl that was involved in an incident with an ATV.According to the GoFundMe account, on June 29, 12-year-old Abby Kimmel received traumatic injuries in an accident after falling from and being trapped under a side by side ATV.Due to being trapped under the ATV, she was unable to breathe for a prolonged period of time.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka greets Donald Trump on his historic win

President Maithripala Sirisena today greeted US President elect Donald Trump on his historic win at the US Presidential elections.President Sirisena said the United States is the adopted home for a significant number of Sri Lankans and they serve as important agents to forge stronger people-to-people bonds, contributing in no small measure to the bilateral relationship between our two countries. He said the election showed the American public chose a businessman and not a politician as their new President as they wanted a change.Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Trump’s victory is a testament to the fact that love for one’s country is indeed what’s most important. “Your presidential election campaign was followed closely throughout the world because the issues you fought the election on resonated far beyond the borders of the USA. With your election as President of the United States, we look forward to a new world order based on the principles of the sovereign equality of all nations and non-interference in the internal affairs of nation states,” Rajapaksa said.Rajapaksa recalled the cooperation extended to Sri Lanka by the previous Republican administration especially in the spheres of diplomacy and intelligence which helped his Government to conclusively defeat the LTTE which in 2008 had been designated by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation as the deadliest terrorist organization in the world outranking even Al Qaeda. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka hopes to further strengthen ties with the US following Trump’s win at the election. “Sri Lanka and the United States are bound by deeply rooted and longstanding democratic traditions and common values. Relations between our two countries have been strengthened since my election as President in January 2015 and the formation of a National Unity Government in Sri Lanka. My Government and I take pride that the bonds between our two countries have grown stronger, and I am confident that your election will help build on this existing close partnership to further expand our cooperation,” he said. read more

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DPR of Korea UN appeals for urgent new donations to feed millions

Warning that its emergency operation feeding 6.5 million particularly vulnerable people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is severely under-funded, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed urgently for new donations to carry it through until the end of the year. “This year’s food crisis in the North has been exceptionally severe owing to an acute lack of affordable local staples, not least because of record-high cereal prices in private markets,” WFP Executive Director James Morris said in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK), at the end of a two day visit. “One consequence is a sharp increase in the consumption of wild foods – grasses, brackens, acorns and seaweed – which the young and the old have great difficulty digesting,” he added. Shortfalls in donations again this year have obliged WFP to halt vital distributions to millions of the most needy, often for months at a time, in a country that has suffered years of hardship from floods, droughts and economic changes. WFP needs additional donations amounting to 140,000 tons to fully cover the rest of the year. At present, WFP is unable to provide rations of cereals, its staple commodity, to nearly one million people, for the most part the elderly and poor urban residents. Without fresh pledges, the number will rise 1.3 million in September, 2.9 million in October and 3.2 million in November, and include young children and pregnant and nursing women. Stocks of other, more nourishing foods are severely depleted. All 1.8 million nursery and kindergarten children, orphans and women of child-bearing age entitled to a daily WFP ration of pulses are now having to go without this crucial source of scarce protein. No fewer than 2.7 million children, women and elderly are being deprived of enriched vegetable oil, a key source of the fats essential for physical and mental growth. While praising the ROK’s recent pledges of bilateral assistance to the DPRK, including 350,000 tons of fertiliser and 500,000 tons of rice, Mr. Morris said food channeled through WFP is the best way to reach the most vulnerable. “The World Food Programme is by far the largest humanitarian agency in the DPRK, and over the past 10 years we have progressively refined our targeting and monitoring mechanisms there to ensure the aid donors provide goes to the hungriest of the hungry.” He noted that a new WFP monitoring system designed to better track the movement of food commodities from arrival to consumption, and allow greater access to distributions and more random access to beneficiaries, had been endorsed by the DPRK Government and is now being implemented. read more

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US food company recalls Fiesta Corn from Guyana other countries

The US company, Del Monte Foods has recalled over 60,000 cases of incompletely sterilised canned corn from eight countries in the region, according to a CMC report.The Caribbean countries affected by the recall of Del Monte “Fiesta Corn” are Guyana, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, St Lucia and Suriname.The other countries are El Salvador, Uruguay and Panama.According to CMC, the company says the recall is specific to Del Monte “Fiesta Corn” only and not any of its other corn and other products. The company warns that that the product could cause life-threatening illness if consumed.The US Food and Drug Administration said the recall of 64,242 cases of the “Fiesta Corn” seasoned with red and green peppers were due to under-processing.It said the missed steps from the commercial sterilisation process could result in spoilage and possible contamination with life-threatening pathogens, if eaten, Del Monte warned, according to CMC.There have not been any reports of illness as a result of the products, the company added.It said a central concern with under-processing canned food is the potential growth of bacteria, including clostridium botulinum, which creates toxins that cause botulism poisoning, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUnder-processed Del Monte corn to be destroyed- GA-FDDDecember 15, 2018In “Business”Kraft Foods recall Mac & CheeseMarch 19, 2015In “Business”Baby formula maker issues global recall over salmonella fearsDecember 11, 2017In “World” read more

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LouloGounkoto mine success drives sustainable community benefits

first_imgThe Loulo-Gounkoto gold mining complex, the largest of its kind in Mali and one of the largest in Africa, continues to make strong headway in its drive to increase production and contain costs, Randgold Resources’ chief executive Mark Bristow said recently. Randgold owns 80% of the complex with the state of Mali holding the rest.Bristow told a media update briefing that the complex’s importance to the Malian economy was demonstrated by the fact that it currently accounts for some 8% of the country’s GDP. In addition to the substantial contribution it makes to the Malian treasury in the form of dividends, taxes and royalties, Loulo-Gounkoto’s continuing success has also enabled it to provide a wide range of life-changing benefits to local communities. This, he said, was in line with Randgold’s commitment to share the value it created with all its stakeholders, including the people of its host countries.One of the major achievements of this approach was the significant contribution Randgold was making to national skills growth in Mali through scholarship programs, hands-on training and career development. As a direct result of this effort, Loulo-Gounkoto is managed and operated by an almost entirely Malian team, with the country’s nationals accounting for 94% of the total workforce.In addition, the complex has set up community-led commissions to direct each of its strategic community investment sectors, including potable water provision, education, healthcare and food security. Investment projects are run by the community, with guidance from Loulo-Gounkoto’s management.Another initiative is the development of local agribusinesses. The relevant community development committees are being converted into cooperatives, which during the course of this month will be securing agricultural land selected by the communities and tested by Mali’s National Agricultural Institute. Construction of an agricultural training centre will also start this month and a number of pilot projects, which will serve as training units, have been identified.To boost the local economy generally, the complex will fund a microfinance provider to help finance small business initiatives, particularly those started by the women in the community.“As the two key stakeholders in this complex, the government of Mali and the management of Loulo-Gounkoto have a joint responsibility to ensure that it continues to generate substantial benefits for its communities and the country, not just for today but for future generations,” Bristow said.“One of the issues we still have to address together is the challenge of illegal mining, which impacts on Loulo-Gounkoto’s capacity to deliver these benefits and, even worse, is threatening the integrity of Mali’s vitally important national assets, damaging the environment and exploiting sectors of the community.”last_img read more

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Space Shuttle Discovery Search Yields More Fuel Tank Cracks

first_imgPoor, poor space shuttle Discovery. After 38 flights in over a quarter-century of operations, the shuttle is one mission away from retirement. It’s a mission that’s been plagued by one delay after another. The 11 day mission, which was initially planned to lift off on November 1st, has been continually pushed back, thanks to circuit board problems, weather, and fuel tank leaks.A search yesterday uncovered even more leaks in the ship’s fuel tanks–two of them, both measuring around nine inches a piece. “They were found one of the stringers, which are composite aluminum ribs located vertically on the tank’s intertank area,” NASA told the press.AdChoices广告NASA engineers are taking a look at the cracks. “Usually, technicians will remove the cracked aluminum and replace it with a ‘doubler,’ which is a twice-as-thick stringer section, before replacing the foam insulation,” according to PCMag.last_img read more

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ATT to offer Kindle 3G in stores on March 6th

first_imgAmazon must be happy it is getting another distributor for the Kindle. AT&T has announced it will start carrying Amazon’s e-reader in stores nationwide beginning Sunday, March 6. AT&T store visitors will have the ability to take the device on a test-drive before making a purchase.AT&T becomes the first wireless carrier to offer Kindle in-store across the U.S., but the relationship between Amazon and AT&T is not a new one. It is actually AT&T’s cellular network that provides wireless connectivity in the U.S. allowing owners access to the Kindle Store when not connected to a Wi-Fi network. The Kindle Store currently offers more than 810,000 books for readers to choose from including 107 of the 111 New York Times Best Sellers.The Kindle 3G offers users an improved Pearl E Ink display which is easier to read and allows for reading in direct sunlight. The e-reader comes with storage for up to 3,500 books and one month of battery life with the wireless off. Unlike plans offered by AT&T and Verizon Wireless for the iPad, there are no monthly recurring fees for connectivity. Consumers simply pay for the device which covers their 3G access to the AT&T network.AT&T plans to offer the Kindle 3G at the same price point as other distributors which is $189.99.Read more at AT&Tlast_img read more

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Kotsiras retires

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Minister Nicholas Kotsiras has announced his resignation from politics, after informing the Premier of Victoria he will not be recontesting the seat of Bulleen. Mr Kotsiras has decided to spend more time with his family, including raising and supporting his four grandchildren.“It’s been a great privilege to serve and represent the constituents in the electorate of Bulleen and I thank the people in my electorate for their support and confidence in me during the last 14 years that I have had the privilege to represent them in the Victorian parliament,” said Minister Kotsiras in a statement.*Read more about Minister Kotsiras’ career in this Saturday’s edition of Neos Kosmos.last_img read more

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Sol Campbell deserves a better job – Ince

first_imgPaul Ince is saddened that Sol Campbell is starting his managerial career at Macclesfield Town, and believes he deserves to manage at a higher level.It was officially announced on Tuesday that former Arsenal captain Sol Campbell has signed an 18-month contract to manage League Two club Macclesfield Town, and Ince is hoping he can impress at the club and move on to manage better clubs.“It is a shame because when you look at what he has done in his football career, he is a legend,” Ince told Sky Sports.“It is sad that someone like Sol has had to go to that level to get a job.Cascarino praises Campbell Manuel R. Medina – August 17, 2019 Sol Campbell left Macclesfield Town on Thursday, but the Arsenal legend believes he managed to do a great job at the club.“When you look at the black managers that we have had, most of them have been very successful. It is not that we can’t do the job but obviously, some owners think we can’t.“It is going to be a tough job for Sol but you have got to get in somewhere. Hopefully, he will do well and then move up the ladder.“The most nervous thing is having to inspire a team to get them out of trouble. I would advise him to take someone with him that knows the league.“The lads will be buzzing once they see Sol there. He has got a good football brain, who knows in years to come he might be managing Tottenham.”last_img read more

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Staff appointed to investigate ways to promote construction of low middleincome homes

first_img KUSI Newsroom April 18, 2018 Posted: April 18, 2018 Staff appointed to investigate ways to promote construction of low, middle-income homes KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to direct staff to investigate ways to promote the construction of homes for low-and middle-income families in unincorporated San Diego County.They’ll focus on six areas where the county could make changes: streamlining the permitting process, correcting problematic laws and codes, rolling out incentives, updating community plans and modernizing land development codes.The chief administrative officer will report back to the supervisors within six months on actions county government can take in those areas.The move was met positively by representatives from the building industry, who said the process of planning, permitting and building new homes can be arduous and stymies the supply of affordable houses.“Everybody’s been talking about the housing crisis for months, if not years,” said Matthew Adams of the Building Industry Association of San Diego. “We all know the root causes, we all know the consequences … now it’s time to solve it.”Nearly half of people in San Diego County are what’s known as “housing-cost burdened,” which means they spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent or other housing costs.The median price of a home in San Diego County is $550,000. In unincorporated areas, where county government has direct control, that number rises to $585,000, according to county staff.A family earning the area’s median family income of $81,800 would need to set aside 30 percent of their income for five years in order to save for a $110,000 down payment while also paying rent at their current residence, which on average ranges between $1,800 and $2,200, according to county planner Tara Lieberman.The cost of housing in San Diego County and lack of affordable options has prompted many people to move to Riverside County, where the median home costs $354,600. One in five San Diego region workers live outside the county.While they save money on housing, they’re left with long commutes that contribute to road congestion and pollution, county staff said.Among the solutions county staff plan to explore are shortening the time it takes to build a house due to regulatory hurdles, increasing density bonus programs, updating some 15 community plans by 2030 and overhauling the land development codes, which were written in 1975.Unincorporated areas are home to 492,500 of the region’s 3.3 million people and account for the vast majority of land in San Diego County. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Hecks record A bill in 83 but no vote for income tax

first_imgRepublican state Rep. Jaime Herrera’s congressional campaign has accused Herrera’s Democratic opponent, Denny Heck, of “selective amnesia” for his Tuesday statement to The Columbian that he never supported an income tax while he served in the Legislature from 1977 until 1985. Heck denied — and his campaign continues to deny — voting for an income tax in response to a flood of TV ads and fliers funded by Republican Party organizations that declare he was a big spender and, among other things, “even fought for an income tax” during his legislative career.Herrera’s spokesman, Casey Bowman, said the record is clear. “The amnesia appears to have erased (Heck’s) memory of voting for taxing and spending increases that includes his support of a state income tax, a vote for the largest tax increase since Washington’s statehood, taxes on businesses, a gas tax, and others,” Bowman said in a statement.As evidence that Heck supported an income tax, he provided a clip from the Nov. 23, 1982, edition of the (Spokane) Spokesman-Review that quotes Heck saying that a citizen committee’s proposal to add personal and corporate income taxes to the state’s tax system “represents a highly responsible effort by a group of very civic-minded people” to reform the state tax code. Heck served on the bipartisan Washington Tax Advisory Council that year and cast a vote on the council to recommend the flat-rate tax.Heck told the Spokesman-Review he planned to sponsor legislation the following year to submit the proposed constitutional amendment to voters. He co-sponsored such a bill in the 1983 session, but it never emerged from committee in either the House or the Senate.last_img read more

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Teen attends dads funeral then plays in big game

first_imgCHEHALIS — A teen who says her father taught her how to play basketball attended his funeral and helped lead her Chehalis high school team to a prep girls’ basketball state championship — all in the same day.KING-TV reports that the funeral for 58-year-old James Spencer was at 11 a.m. Saturday in the southwest Washington town of Toledo. Tipoff for the state 2A girls’ championship was at 5 p.m. that day in Yakima, about 150 miles away.Julie Spencer feared she would have to miss the game, but Kenmore Air stepped in and flew the 17-year-old on a charter flight to Yakima after hearing about her dilemma.KING says she scored 20 points in the state victory for W.F. West and was named tournament MVP.She says she played probably the best game of her year and felt her father was watching her. And she adds, “I know he was praying for me.”last_img read more

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