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first_imgMAVERICKS 109, BUCKS 105MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lift Dallas over listless Milwaukee.The Mavericks played as if they still had a chance at the playoffs, while the Bucks frittered away an opportunity to cement their hold on the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference.Dirk Nowitzki and J.J. Barea each had 17 points as the Mavericks snapped a four-game losing streak. Yogi Ferrell had 13 filling in for the ailing Seth Curry.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, fresh off a 14-4 record in March. That was the franchise’s third-most wins in a month and best mark since the 1970-71 NBA championship team went 16-2 in February.CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana’s Paul George, and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened their April schedule with a 135-130 win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers, who remain on the outside of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, left, reaches for the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives to the basket in overtime during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)James added 15 rebounds and 11 assists in 52 minutes for the defending NBA champions, who ended the game with some drama as Tristan Thompson and James angrily exchanged words during a timeout in the second OT.Kyrie Irving made four free throws in the final 16.5 seconds and Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Cleveland stayed within a half-game of Boston for the top spot in the East. The Cavs visit the Celtics on Wednesday night.George was magnificent in defeat, scoring 19 straight points for Indiana in the overtime sessions and adding nine rebounds and nine assists. But he couldn’t prevent the Pacers from their eighth straight road loss.ROCKETS 123, SUNS 116PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Beverley scored a career-high 26 points and the Houston Rockets sent the Phoenix Suns to their 12th straight loss with a 123-116 victory despite not having James Harden in the lineup.Harden was ruled out with acute viral syndrome, the team announced before the game. He had not missed a game all season and entered Sunday tied for second in the league in scoring at 29.2 points per game.Beverley played despite a sore right ankle and scored 11 of his points in the third quarter. Lou Williams scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Troy Williams, called up from the D-League early Sunday, scored 18 of his career-high 21 points in the first half.Williams, who last appeared in an NBA game on Dec. 16 with Memphis, shot 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes.Tyler Ulis finished with a career-high 34 points for the Suns, who were swept in a season series by the Rockets for the first time in franchise history. At 22-56, Phoenix has the West’s worst record by a half-game below the Los Angeles Lakers. Ulis added nine rebounds and nine assists, and Devin Booker scored 27 for the Suns.WARRIORS 139, WIZARDS 115OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry hit nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, also dished out eight assists, and Golden State moved closer to locking up the Western Conference’s top playoff seed by beating Washington.Draymond Green had his 19th career triple-double and fifth this season with 11 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds. Curry scored 10 points over the final 1:52 of the first half and shot 15 for 22, including 9 of 14 on 3s, in the Warriors’ 11th straight victory. It was his 26th career 40-point game and fourth this season.John Wall had 15 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who couldn’t make it two wins over the mighty Warriors in just more than a month’s time. He set the single-season franchise assists record with No. 802 in the third quarter, topping Rod Strickland in 1997-98.CELTICS 110, KNICKS 94NEW YORK (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points in just 24 minutes and Boston remained atop the Eastern Conference with its 50th victory, beating New York.Jaylen Brown added 16 for the Celtics, who will be no worse than tied with Cleveland for the best record in the East when they host the defending NBA champions on Wednesday. Boston is off until that showdown, while the Cavaliers were set to play two games in between.Boston secured its first 50-win season since going 56-26 in 2010-11 and did it easily, shooting 55.6 percent and getting 14 points apiece from Marcus Smart and Al Horford.Courtney Lee scored 16 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 14 for the Knicks, who announced during the game that Derrick Rose will have season-ending surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. They also played without Carmelo Anthony (sore lower back).HORNETS 113, THUNDER 101OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook’s sixth straight triple-double and beat Oklahoma City.Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. It was Westbrook’s 40th triple-double of the season, putting him one behind Oscar Robertson’s NBA record of 41, set during the 1961-62 season. It was Westbrook’s first career triple-double against Charlotte.Frank Kaminsky had 18 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 16 for Charlotte, which entered the day in 10th place in the East, two games behind Chicago, Indiana and Miami, who were tied for seventh.Walker went 6 of 12 from 3-point range. It was the 14th time this season Walker hit five or more 3-pointers in a game.SPURS 109, JAZZ 103SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and seven assists, and San Antonio held off Utah in a matchup of postseason-bound teams.The Jazz closed to 102-98 on Joe Johnson’s 16-footer with 2:06 remaining that capped a 10-0 run. Leonard then blocked a shot by 7-foot-1 center Rudy Gobert to help San Antonio preserve the victory.Gobert had 19 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots. Boris Diaw scored 19 points, making all nine of his shots against his former team.Utah (47-30) leads the Los Angeles Clippers (47-31) by a half-game for the Western Conference’s No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the opening round.San Antonio (59-17) is second in the West behind Golden State.NUGGETS 116, HEAT 113MIAMI (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Nikola Jokic and Wilson Chandler each added 19, and Denver topped Miami.Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 for Denver (36-40), which got back within two games of Portland for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.Gallinari hit two straight jumpers late in the fourth to push a one-point Denver lead out to six, and the Nuggets held on at the end to deal Miami’s playoff hopes another blow.Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Heat (37-40).BULLS 117, PELICANS 110NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 39 points and Chicago sustained its playoff push with a victory over recently resurgent New Orleans.Butler made 14 of 26 shots, including all three of his 3-point shots, to help the Bulls win for the fifth time in six games. Chicago entered the day in a tie for seventh in the Eastern Conference with Miami and Indiana.Butler’s final points came on a step-back jumper with 20 seconds left stem a late Pelicans run.Bobby Portis scored 21 points and Joffrey Lauvergne 15 for the Bulls, while Rajon Rondo added 10 points, nine assists, nine rebounds and three steals.Anthony Davis had 30 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while DeMarcus Cousins added 26 points and 18 rebounds.RAPTORS 113, 76ERS 105TORONTO (AP) — Serge Ibaka scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 17 as Toronto registered its ninth straight home victory over Philadelphia.DeRozan tied his season high with nine assists, and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points for the Raptors, who closed out a four-game homestand by going 3-1. The last time the 76ers won in Toronto was Nov. 10, 2012.Rookie Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had a career-high 23 points and Dario Saric added 16 for the 76ers, who lost their third straight.LAKERS 108, GRIZZLIES 103LOS ANGELES (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and three Lakers had double-doubles in a victory over Memphis.Memphis fell to 42-35, 1 ½ games back of Oklahoma City for the sixth spot in the Western Conference with five games to play.Mike Conley had 20 points and had 12 assists for the Grizzlies, but missed a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left that would have tied the score. Troy Daniels also had 20 points for Memphis.Julius Randle had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, while Larry Nance Jr. added 12 points and 14 boards. Thomas Robinson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, the first time the Lakers had three double-doubles in a game since Dec. 16, 2014 (Wesley Johnson, Jordan Hill and Ed Davis).HAWKS 91, NETS 82NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 29 points, Jeremy Lin had 15, and Brooklyn spoiled Paul Millsap’s return to the lineup by beating Atlanta.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 11 points for the Nets, who have won two straight games.Dennis Schroder scored 16 points, while Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 14 for the Hawks, who have lost two straight.Millsap returned after a seven-game absence with a left knee injury but Atlanta fell to 39-38, just a game ahead of seventh place in the Eastern Conference.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgEx-Man City fullback Greg Leigh hopes NAC Breda fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City fullback Greg Leigh hopes he’s now winning over fans at NAC Breda.Having been snapped up from Bury last summer, Leigh suffered a slow start to his Eredivisie career.However, the defender impressed for victory over Vitesse and acknowledged the support and chants of “Leigh, Leigh, Leigh” from NAC fans.”I heard it, yes. I tried to shut myself off, but I heard it. I cannot deny that it makes you bigger as a player, it is good for your self-confidence,” he said.”I know what it has been like when I have not been able to convince, that is the most important thing for me. The criticism was sometimes justified, I can do better, I know.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgPHOX is a bunch of friends from the Midwestern circus hamlet, Baraboo, WI, a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. They make music that straddles Feist and Monty Python.It was in Baraboo that the six unlikely musicians attended high school together, some playing on the soccer field, others on video production sets. But in a town with a drive-your-tractor-to-school day, they didn’t last.They did the thing that most people do when they are 18: they fled the coop, each going their separate ways (to film school, cosmetology school, a job with Homeland Security…). But promises were made that couldn’t be kept, and as they fell in unrequited love and lost their respective jobs, in spite of themselves, each simultaneously pulled the ripcord and came home.The sextet promptly (-ish) got a house together in the Portland of the heartland, Madison, WI. As prolifically documented in their online video series, PHOX rekindled their onetime A/V production house while discovering how to live as a family (i.e. how not to berate each other about the hair in the sink).After two years of cohabiting, PHOX beheld a demo reel of bedroom-recorded music (and home movies) that made Bon Iver and The Fray recording engineer Brian Joseph blush. Donning his producer’s cape (and occasional lab coat), Joseph cheer-led the band through its debut album at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI.Joseph’s enthusiasm propelled the band through the production of more than a dozen songs that have been swimming in the think tank for two years.Mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady in NYC, their debut album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.If the goal here is friendship, PHOX is doing quite well. If the chosen path is blue collar pixel-pushing and church camp trust falls, they’re on the way. And if their only coping mechanism is to lay down their arms and, for 30 or 45 minutes a day, shut up and listen to each other, you can’t be too upset.Order PHOX’s self-titled debut album on iTunes, Amazon, or their official site! Editors’ Recommendations SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 7 of the Best Drink References in Musiclast_img read more

first_imgDenmark-based Hafnia Tankers has completed its first sale and leaseback transaction in the Japanese market involving the company’s LR1 tanker, MT Hafnia Africa.As informed, the 74,500 dwt vessel has been sold to “a large Japanese private ship owning company” with an 8-year bareboat charter back with annual purchase options from year four onwards.The company has an option to extend the lease to 12 years, according to Hafnia.“The transaction entailed a sale of the vessel at market value and a fully levered lease arrangement which gives rise to a positive liquidity effect of approx. USD 8.5 million and further adds to the already strong cash position. The profile of the lease arrangement allows the company to abide by its strict policy of maintaining a low cash-breakeven,” the company said in a statement.Following the completion of the transaction, the vessel has been delivered to an unnamed owner.Built at STX Offshore shipyard in South Korea in 2010, Hafnia Africa currently has a market value of USD 23.03 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. mine in the works since 1950s gets building permit for underground mine by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 5:19 pm MDT VICTORIA – British Columbia has approved a construction permit for a proposed $50-million silver, lead and zinc mine just south of the Yukon border after the project’s economic and environmental plans helped win support from an area First Nation.Mines Minister Bill Bennett said Monday that the underground Silvertip mine could create up to 200 jobs and could be in operation for more than 20 years. Vancouver-based JDS Silver Inc., said once it receives the necessary permits, it plans to operate about 150 days a year and shut down in the winter months.The mine, located about 90 kilometres southwest of Watson Lake, Yukon, has been of interest to several mining proposals since the 1950s due to the high-grade lead-silver-zinc deposit.Bennett said the company can immediately start building and that the operation will produce a smaller environmental footprint than other larger mines in B.C.’s northwest.He said it will be an underground operation so much of its ore tailings will be stored below ground.But approval permits are still required for the mine’s underground shaft and its above-ground operations that will include a mill to turn the ore to concentrate, Bennett said.Bennett said he expects the Silvertip mine to be in operation within the next 15 months.The Silvertip mine does not include an above-ground tailings pond to store its waste materials. A breach of the tailings pond at central B.C.’s Mount Polley mine last August spilled 24 million cubic metres of silt and water into nearby lakes and rivers.JDS Silver’s chief operating officer Kevin Weston said the mine will be one of the most environmentally responsible operations in the province.Weston said JDS Silver has worked out a social economic partnership with the area’s Kaska First Nation.“JDS Silver has committed to dry-stack tailings versus a conventional tailings pond, resulting in very little post-closure impact on the environment,” he said. “The company intends to leave the land with minimal impact while maximizing benefits to all of our stakeholders and our partners, the Kaska First Nation.”State officials and environmental groups in Alaska have raised concerns about B.C.’s mines and the province’s regulatory oversight, saying they are concerned a similar tailings disaster at a northwest B.C. mine could harm sensitive and valuable waterways that flow into Alaska.The state’s Lt.-Gov. Byron Mallott toured the Mount Polley mine site last month and met with Bennett and Environment Minister Mary Polak at the legislature. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 10, 2017 10:22 am MDT Last Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lawsuit filed over allegations Fort McMurray Walmart sold bad food after fire FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A proposed multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart Canada stemming from allegations the chain sold potentially contaminated food after the Fort McMurray wildfire.Calgary-based law firm Higgerty Law said Friday it filed the suit at Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Feb. 3.Alberta Health Services charged Walmart last month with 174 violations of the province’s Public Health Act. Some of the charges include failing to dispose of food items, including candy, potato chips, beans and condiments.The health authority said food exposed to wildfires can be damaged by unsafe temperatures, smoke, ash, soot, fire retardants, water and loss of power.None of the accusations has been proven in court.“Our clients are concerned that their families’ health may have been compromised,” lawyer Patrick Higgerty said in a release.“While the full scope of the health impact on the affected families is not yet known, we will be seeking damages to compensate everyone affected.”The claim is seeking $10 million in damages for anyone who was not refunded for food that had to be thrown out — whether or not it was contaminated — as well as anyone who got sick.The suit also seeks special and punitive damages and health-care costs.“The action relates to the negligent and irresponsible sale and provision of consumer goods to consumers from (Walmart’s) Fort McMurray location … which were unfit for human use or consumption following the Fort McMurray wildfires in May 2016, due to smoke and toxin contamination,” the statement of claim reads.Walmart Canada did not immediately return a request for comment Friday.But after the AHS charges were laid in January, the company’s senior director of corporate affairs said the retailer follows strict policies designed to ensure food safety.“We, at all material times, and during an unprecedented crisis, worked very closely with both food inspectors and the crisis management team of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to reopen the store as soon as reasonably possible in an effort to support and meet the critical needs of the community,” Alex Roberton said in an email.The wildfire sparked last May forced more than 80,000 to flee the northern Alberta city. Evacuees were not allowed to return until early June, although some people were allowed back around May 24 to get essential businesses such as grocery stores ready for the re-entry.The representative plaintiff is William Young, a Sears warehouse technician who, according to the statement of claim, bought eggs, sausages, milk, energy drinks and water from the Fort McMurray Walmart between May 25 and May 29.Young said in a news release the allegations are deeply alarming.“Our health, our well-being and our safety was compromised by a retailer we trusted to provide us with the necessities we needed to rebuild our lives, and to keep our families, our children, and our neighbours fed and healthy in the aftermath of such a horrific disaster,” he said.“We’d like to see that this doesn’t happen again, and we’d like to be compensated for the damages we have accumulated as a result of Walmart’s negligence.”— By Lauren Krugel in Calgary read more

The delegation from the United Nations Security Council including the five permanent members China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States and ten non permanent members visits the monitoring mechanism facility to meet with various people who work towards peace. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, of Uruguay, which holds the Council’s presidency for the month talks with one of the members of the community. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia An earial view of one ‘Zone of Normalization’, one of Colombia’s monitoring mechanism facilities. Uruguay and the United Kingdom, both members of the Security Council, are the two facilitators of the trip. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia The purpose field visit is to witness first-hand implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), and to observe the progress as well as the challenges of carrying out the aims of a hard-won peace deal.This monitoring mechanism facility in Colombia’s Meta Department is one of the designated locations where the Government of Colombia as well as FARC-EP continues to work together paving the path towards peace. While addressing all parties present in the transitional zone, Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, of Uruguay, which holds the Council’s presidency of the month of May, highlighted the trust between Government and FARC-EP representatives.He said he was struck to see, on one hand people with the UN (blue) jackets and on the other, Government representatives as well as guerrilla component using the same brown colour, adding that this “further affirms the absolute confidence, certainty, that this process goes forward and has no return.” The members of the Council are accompanied by the head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, senior Colombian Government officials and FARC-EP leaders. The Colombian Government’s High Commissioner for Peace recalled that Meta was one of the areas most affected by violence. “We know what peace means for this community and we hope they can talk to the people immersed in the conflict,” Sergio Jaramillo told the members of the Security Council. Also present was FARC-EP leader, Iván Márquez. He expressed a “sincere, deep thanks” to the Security Council. Upon departure from New York earlier this week, Mr. Rosselli stressed that the presence of the Security Council would carry a message to Colombia that the UN was committed to the special political mission established there, and would provide additional support, as requested. After finishing the visit to Colombia, the Members of the Security Council will return to New York, where they will hold an informative session about their visit later in May. UN Helicopters are ready to transport a delegation from the United Nations Security Council into Colombia’s central Meta region.The Ambassadors are in Colombia between 3-5 May. The conflict in Colombia started over half a century ago and costed the lives of over 200 thousand people. Photo: UN Mission in Colombia The delegation from the United Nations Security Council and the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Mission chief Jean Arnault walks towards local UN Observers waiting for them upon arrivial. They are in Colombia to acknowledge and witness first-hand both the progress and the challenges of carrying out the aims of a hard-won peace deal Photo: UN Mission in Colombia ‹ › read more

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. Schools are putting parents under pressure to home school pupils who they want to expel, a report has found.The number of children being home educated has risen by 27 per cent in the last year, according to a survey of local authorities carried out by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS).Around 57,800 children were home schooled in 2018, up from 45,500 in 2017 and 37,500 in 2016.Debbie Barnes, chair of the ADCS educational achievement policy committee, said that in some places, schools are using home schooling “as a means to illegally exclude children with special educational or behavioural needs”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Some parents said that when schools threaten to permanently exclude their children, this can lead to a home education “decision”, according to the report. One local authority said that they attribute the rise in home education to the trend for strict behavior approaches at schools.Another authority reported that schools often “suggest” home education to parents when they are “under threat of warnings” over the behaviour or attendance of their children.Ms Barnes said that parents have a right to educate their children at home, children’s services directors.She added: “However, if the learning experience provided in the home does not meet children’s needs, when schools are using home schooling as a means to illegally exclude children with special educational or behavioural needs, when parents use home schooling as a means to avoid attendance fines or as a cover to send their children to illegal schools, that’s when we worry.” The majority of local authorities said that 80 per cent of those home schooled had previously attended school. ADCS said that a greater awareness of home education, rising birth rates and improved recording by local authorities may, in part, account for some of the growth.Earlier this year, MPs warned that haircut and uniform violations are being punished by schools as severely as drug and weapons under “zero tolerance” policies.These behaviour policies have become a popular among headteachers as they seek to instill discipline and improve results. But such policies have been criticised by MPs who say they are leading to more students being temporarily or permanently excluded from school. read more

first_imgMGX Minerals Inc  announces that as a result of the recently announced positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the production of 161,000 net tonnes per year of magnesium oxide (MgO) at its Driftwood Creek Magnesium Project, the company has engaged engineering firm Hatch Ltd to complete a scoping study for the purpose of selecting appropriate process and associated economics for the upgrading of magnesium oxide to magnesium metal. The Hatch study will evaluate process routes, and order of magnitude capital and operating cost estimates for an initial 10,000 t/y magnesium plant as well as address various environmental and engineering topics.The scoping study may further enhance the already positive economics of Driftwood Creek with the addition of Mg Metal to proposed MgO production as well as provide diversification into advanced materials. The current price of magnesium metal (99.5% ingot) is approximately $2,250 per tonne versus MgO (DBM 95%) at approximately $600 per tonne. Contained Mg in MgO is 60.3%, making the process and associated recovery as well as energy use a key focus of the study. Additionally, long-standing anti-dumping and strategic metal designation has significantly increased the domestic price of Mg in the United States compared with global markets. A single sole producer of magnesium metal in the US has operated for many years. Of note is the fact that Canada is no longer subject to these US tariffs against foreign magnesium metal imports. Additionally, Driftwood is located in an area of low cost power in southwest British Columbia and proximate by direct rail to even lower cost power in eastern Washington State.Magnesium metal is considered an advanced material. Magnesium is 33% lighter than aluminum, 60% lighter than titanium and 75% lighter than steel while offering comparable strength ratios. Automobile and aerospace manufacturers are increasingly shifting towards magnesium-alloys to reduce vehicle and aircraft weights and meet growing fuel-efficiency demands, while recent advances in magnesium battery technology represent strong potential for future additional non-structural applications.last_img read more

first_imgWith rain in the forecast, Saturday’s ceremony to dedicate the new Vietnam Memorial in Vancouver has been moved indoors.The event will be at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium on Vancouver’s Veterans Affairs campus. The gymnasium is adjacent to the Memorial Garden, where the new monument was built to recognize the sacrifice of 59 Clark County military personnel who were killed in Vietnam.The event, sponsored by the Community Military Appreciation Committee and VA Portland Health Care System, will include a 10 a.m. reception in the gymnasium.The Vancouver VA campus is at 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.; the main entrance is at the intersection of Fourth Plain and St. Johns boulevards.All Vietnam-era veterans will be recognized and honored at the event with a 50th anniversary commemorative pin.last_img read more

first_imgSurveillance video at 7-Eleven on Fourth Plain Boulevard recorded this image early today. Shots were fired early Saturday morning in two armed robberies about an hour apart, both involving a light-green car. o At 3:41 a.m, a light-green sedan stopped near a man walking alone near East 30th and V streets. Four teenagers surrounded him and demanded his wallet and money. One of the teens stepped behind the victim and fired a handgun in the air. The group was last seen driving west on East 32nd Street. o At 4:57 a.m., the lone clerk at the 7-Eleven in the 5600 block of East Fourth Plain Boulevard saw four males enter the store. A white male brandished a chrome-colored pistol. While he was taking money from the store register, he fired one round into the floor. When the four fled the store, a witness saw them get into a light-green car. A surveillance camera caught an image of one of the robbers.Police found a shell casing at each of the locations. Vancouver police ask that anyone with information about the robberies call Det. Wally Stefan at 360-487-7425.last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale Police are searching for a man who, they said, was involved in a series of suspicious incidents at a local hotel earlier this month.The man was caught on surveillance video following two women at a hotel, located near Terramar Street and Breakers Avenue.Officers responded to reports of an unknown man entering the hotel room via the front door.The same man was also previously caught on camera on March 5 in what appeared to be a lewd and lascivious act at the same hotel.The subject is described as 25 to 30 years of age, standing approximately six feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds.If you have any information on this man’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Tags 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell Performance Cars Sedans 10 Photos Dodge The 707-horsepower 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat gets a fresh grille Comments The Widebody treatment not only looks menacing but also adds genuine performance. Because cars so equipped can wear wider wheels and tires, they accelerate faster and grip better, making them faster on the track. Compared with a standard model, for instance, Dodge says the Challenger Hellcat Widebody is 0.1 second quicker to 60 miles per hour, 0.3 second quicker through the quarter mile and about 2 seconds quicker per lap on a 1.7-mile circuit. Moreover, the Widebody is said to offer 0.97 g of cornering grip to the standard Hellcat’s 0.93 g.Though first introduced for the Hellcat and Demon, the Widebody option is now also offered on the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and the Hellcat Redeye. Of course, going Widebody isn’t cheap; adding the option bumps the car’s cost by $6,000, but you might think that’s a small price to pay for improved performance.Given that the Widebody has been rolled out to several different versions of the Challengers, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Dodge turn this Charger concept into reality. Stay tuned to see if and when the Dodge Charger officially adds the Widebody option. Share your voice 2 More From Roadshow 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Chrysler Dodge 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye review: The 797-horsepower tire slayer Enlarge ImageLike the Challenger, the Charger may be set to receive Dodge’s Widebody treatment. Dodge Is the Dodge Charger due to get the same Widebody treatment as its Challenger two-door sibling? That’s certainly the implication of a new concept that Dodge showed over the weekend at the Spring Fest 14 car show in Pomona, California.The Dodge Charger “design concept” may be slathered in graphics and stripes, but it’s immediately clear it wears the same fender flares as the Challenger Widebody. Dodge shared only one photo of the car, head-on, but Mark Trostle, FCA’s head of performance, passenger car and utility vehicle design, was kind enough to divulge a few others on his Instagram account. Officially, Dodge said only that it showed off the concept to the SF14 show to “gauge feedback from the huge Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 enthusiast base that attends the event each year.”last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices and homes of two top human rights lawyers on Thursday in an investigation into foreign funding for their NGO, prompting criticism they were being targeted for political reasons. The CBI conducted searches relating to a case filed against the non-profit Lawyers Collective and its president, Anand Grover, for allegedly violating laws on foreign funds, a police official said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In a statement issued in June, after the CBI registered a complaint against the group, Lawyers Collective said it was being targeted for taking up sensitive cases against Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some of its leaders. Founded in 1981 by Grover and prominent human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, Lawyers Collective is among the thousands of foreign-funded charities hit by increased scrutiny by the Narendra Modi government. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us “The searches are ongoing,” said the CBI official, who declined to be named. Grover told Reuters CBI conducted raids at his offices and homes in Delhi and Mumbai. The CBI alleges that Lawyers Collective and Grover have violated the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), aside from other wrongdoing, which the group has denied. Since Modi took office in 2014, more than 10,000 civil society groups in India have had their licences to receive overseas donations cancelled or suspended for violations of the FCRA. Advertise With Us Jaising, Grover’s wife and a former senior government law officer, is not an accused in the CBI’s case, but her name is mentioned in the preliminary police investigation report. “Mr Grover and I are being targeted for the human rights work we have done over the years,” Jaising told reporters on Thursday. Leaders from opposition groups, including the regional Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress, said the raids were examples of a government “vendetta.” “This government is harassing citizens and all voices of opposition,” Trinamool Congress spokesman Derek O’Brien said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A woman from Murshidabad suffered critical burn injuries on Thursday after she was set ablaze by her husband because she had brought a chocolate for their son.The little boy asked his mother to buy him a chocolate when the family visited the market. Sukumar Karmakar told his wife not to buy him chocolate but since the kid insisted the mother bought him one. This had infuriated Karmakar and a heated conversation ensued between the couple. The argument turned ugly when the man started attacking his wife. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt was alleged that husband later set the wife on fire. The woman was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Her condition is critical as she suffered serious burn injuries. Following the incident, the district police arrested the husband. They are interrogating him why he set his wife on fire. The police are also investigating if the accused was under some kind of stress. The family members of the couple are also being interrogated in this connection.last_img read more

first_img A full 85% of Americans use the Internet.That sounds pretty impressive, but when you think about the converse — the fact that 15% of American adults don’t  use the Internet — who exactly are the ~38 million Americans who look at the Internet and think “Nope, not for me”?Well, the Pew Center for the Internet tried to find that out in a report released yesterday titled “Who’s Not Online And Why.”Here’s the breakdown of the people who are out:Image credit: PEWSo of the people who don’t use the Internet, a third just don’t think that an electronic connection to a billion other humans is relevant to them. Another third think that it’s too difficult to use, or fear viruses. Another third either can’t afford or don’t have access to the Internet. This chart gives a demographic breakdown of the folks who don’t use the Internet:Image credit: PEWIt’s pretty remarkable who isn’t using the Internet. One in five rural residents don’t go online. A whopping 44% of seniors don’t either. A fourth of Hispanics don’t. Finally, this chart shows how this has changed over time:Image credit: PEW Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img September 27, 2013 This contains some good news and some bad news.The good news is that the number of people who don’t use the Internet  because they don’t have access to it is decreasing over time. Moreover, while the number of people forced away from the Internet due to price concerns is still up since 2007, it’s decreasing since 2010. The thing that should be most concerning is that the number of people who don’t use the Internet because they personally can’t use the internet — people who don’t know how, think it’s too complicated or that they’re too old — has dramatically risen. As for those who think it’s not relevant, well, there’s not much that can be done for them.So anyone trying to increase access to the Internet is best off looking at the people stuck thinking they can’t  use the Internet.  Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Environmental volunteers are asking Cancun drivers to be aware of blue crabs crossing streets for the next three days.For the next three days, hundreds of blue crabs will make their way from mangroves to the sea by way of roads. This annual pilgrimage often leads to the death of many as careless drivers run over them, however again this year, volunteers are asking motorists to be vigilant.Municipal ecology and environmental associations have formed an operation to help the crabs make their way to the sea without being run over. Felipe Villanueva, director of municipal ecology, says that the blue crab protection campaign begins today and will run for the next three days.“To date there are already 150 people who registered as volunteers to attend one of the four points where they will set up brigades that help the blue crab find a refuge,” he explained.He said that the points where these modules will be placed are at Las Perlas Beach, Punta Nizuc, Playa del Niño (in Puerto Juárez) and the Tajamar Malecón.It is a unique and very special experience that helps people learn the importance of caring for the environment, but above all, it creates identity among the population and unites families.Volunteers can be seen wearing light clothing and carrying brooms and dustpans that are used to collect the crabs without touching them. Anyone who sees the crabs trying to cross at the points can help by gently scooping them into a dustpan and walking them to the sea.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an investigation into YouTube over mishandling children’s private data and may levy the popular video-sharing website with a potential fine.  This probe has already prompted the tech giant to reevaluate some of its business practices. Google, which owns YouTube, declined to comment on the investigation. A report from the Washington Post says this investigation was triggered by complaints from children’s health and privacy groups. These complaints mentioned that YouTube improperly collected data from kids using the video service, thus violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 law known as COPPA that forbids the tracking and targeting of users younger than age 13. The Washington Post said, according to consumer advocates, “some of the problems highlighted by the YouTube investigation are shared by many of the most popular online services, including social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, and games such as Fortnite”. YouTube has come under scrutiny for exposing children to dangerous conspiracy theories, hate speech, violence, sexual content and even for catering to pedophiles, the New York Times reported. “The companies say their services are intended for adults and that they take action when they find users who are underage. Still, they remain widely popular with children, especially preteens, according to surveys and other data, raising concerns that the companies’ efforts — and federal law — have not kept pace with the rapidly evolving online world”, the Washington Post reports. In February, Youtube received major criticism from companies and individuals for recommending videos of minors and allowing pedophiles to comment on these posts, with a specific time stamp of the video of when an exposed private part of the young child was visible. YouTube was also condemned for monetizing these videos allowing advertisements for major brands like Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fortnite, Grammarly, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Metro: Exodus, Peloton and, etc to be displayed on these videos. Read Also: YouTube disables all comments on videos featuring children in an attempt to curb predatory behavior and appease advertisers According to The Verge, “The YouTube app, although generally is safer than the main  platform, it has faced an array of moderation challenges, including graphic discussions about pornography and suicide, explicit sexual language in cartoons, and modeling unsafe behaviors like playing with lit matches.” “One of the biggest requests that YouTube executives have received from policymakers, critics, and even some employees is to stop recommending videos that contain children”, The Verge reports. A YouTube spokesperson told The New York Times earlier this month that doing so would hurt creators. Instead, the company has limited “recommendations on videos that it deems as putting children at risk,” according to the Times. Marc Groman, a privacy lawyer who previously worked for the FTC and the White House, “YouTube is a really high-profile target, and for obvious reasons because all of our kids are on it.” “But the issues on YouTube that we’re all grappling with are elsewhere and everywhere.” In a statement to the Washington Post, Andrea Faville, a spokesperson from YouTube said, she emphasized that not all discussions about product changes come to fruition. “We consider lots of ideas for improving YouTube and some remain just that — ideas,” she said. “Others, we develop and launch, like our restrictions to minors live-streaming or updated hate speech policy.” The Wall Street Journal reported that YouTube was planning to migrate all children’s content off the service into a separate app, YouTube Kids, to better protect younger viewers from problematic material, “a change that would be difficult to implement because of the sheer volume of content on YouTube, and potentially could be costly to the company in lost advertising revenue.” David Monahan of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a Boston-based advocacy group told The Post, “YouTube’s business model puts profits first, and kids’ well-being last” “When we filed a COPPA complaint with the FTC a year ago, Google’s response was ridiculous — that YouTube is not a site for kids, when it’s actually the most popular children’s site on the Internet. We hope the FTC will act soon, and require YouTube to move all kids’ content to YouTube Kids with no marketing, no autoplay or recommendations, and strong protections for children’s privacy, he further added. U.S. Senator Ed Markey said in a statement to Gizmodo, “In the coming weeks, I will introduce legislation that will combat online design features that coerce children and create bad habits, commercialization, and marketing that manipulate kids and push them into consumer culture, and the amplification of inappropriate and harmful content on the internet. It’s time for the adults in the room to step in and ensure that corporate profits no longer come before kids’ privacy.” To know more about this news in detail, head over to The Washington Post. 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first_img Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities will look at a variety of evidence as they try to pinpoint the cause of Tuesday night’s derailment in Philadelphia of Amtrak Train 188, which killed at least seven people and injured 200. A former head of railroad accident investigations at the National Transportation Safety Board, Bob Chipkevich, says they’ll focus on several things:DATA RECORDER: The train’s event data recorder, also known as its “black box,” records train speed, throttle position, whether the brakes were applied and what degree of pressure was used, and whether the horn was sounded. Emergency personnel gather near the scene of a deadly train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, after a fatal Amtrak derailment Tuesday night, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Federal investigators arrived Wednesday to determine why an Amtrak train jumped the tracks in a wreck that killed at least six people, and injured dozens. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) VIDEO RECORDER: The train’s forward-facing video camera on the exterior of the cab may also yield key evidence such as whether anything was on the tracks before the derailment or whether there were kinks in the track caused by excessive heat. The video cameras often record sound as well. The sound a train’s wheels make can help reveal broken track.EQUIPMENT CONDITION: The condition of the rails and rail ties will be examined along with the inspection history of the track. The mechanical condition of the cars will be examined, including the wheels and the axles. Investigators will also look at how well — or how poorly — the cars withstood the crash. And they’ll also look at how passengers were injured and whether there are any design components of the cars or lack of safety features that contributed to those injuries.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more