Furious at being stopped couple tries to run over constable

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first_imgGurugram: Interrupted by a traffic constable for jumping the red light, a couple tried to run over the vehicle of the law enforcement official. The incident occurred at Vatika Chowk that is on Sohna road. The incident occurred at around 10:00 am when the traffic constable stopped the Honda City Vehicle over the traffic violation. Furious over being stopped, the woman driver identified as Anamika tried to first run over the vehicle on the constable. It did not end there. In more drama that followed thereafter, Anamika and her husband Rahul, manhandled the law enforcement officials and the local media personnel who were present around the area. They were later arrested. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We have taken action in the incident and arrested the couple who not only violated a traffic rule but then tried to even physically harm one of our law enforcement official. The police have taken a strict stance against traffic violations and are prepared to tackle such stray incidents,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. This is not the first time when cops have been targeted by commuters in such a manner. There have been incidents in the past when the cops even lost their lives due to the reckless approach adopted by the drivers. Many drunken drivers and rash drivers who have been penalised for their unlawful act have also got in a scuffle with the law enforcement personnel. Not only deaths but various police officials have also sustained severe injuries due to rash driving. To tackle such incidents, a number of meetings have been held. It was decided by the officials that though tough action against the culprits will continue, the police on their part will try to be composed in order to tackle angry commuters.last_img read more

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Man 68 held for impersonating 89yearold at Delhi airport

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first_imgNew Delhi: A 68-year-old man disguised as an octogenarian was caught at the Delhi airport after he landed from Hong Kong with a fake passport, officials said Friday. Gurdip Singh, a resident of Moga in Punjab, had used the fake passport and a fake name Karnail Singh to get the Permanent Residence ID of Hong Kong, they said. The Thursday incident comes days after a 32-year-old man was arrested for impersonating an 81-year-old at the airport. He had coloured his hair and beard white and arrived on a wheelchair to board a flight to New York on Sunday.last_img

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Cong to safeguard forest land water of tribals says Rahul

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first_imgChaibasa (Jharkhand): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said his party will safeguard the forests, land and water of the tribals, if voted to power.He said the standard of living of the poor would also be improved through the ‘NYAY’ scheme, the party’s proposed minimum income guarantee programme. “We will protect the jal, jungle, zameen (water, forest and land) of tribals,” the Congress leader said at an election rally here. Asserting that the ‘NYAY’ scheme will act as a “surgical strike” in eradicating poverty from the country, Gandhi said, “A sum of Rs 72,000 per annum will be deposited in the bank accounts of the tribals, the poor, farmers, small traders.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe NYAY scheme will increase the purchasing power, resulting in growth of trade and provide employment opportunities,” Gandhi said. Accusing the Narendra Modi government of giving Rs 5.55 lakh crore to 15 industrialists, he said the NYAY scheme will require much less funds but change the lives of the poor. He said the Congress government in Chhattisgarh had taken back the land given to a private company for failing to set up a factory within the stipulated five-year period. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAs per the provision under the Land Acquisition Act, land taken from the people had to be given back to the owner if a company failed to set up factory taken for the purpose within five years and the land donors would not have to return the money they had taken in lieu of the land. It is the Congress which brought the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act (PESA) in 1996, Gandhi said and assured the people that if voted to power, the panchayats would be strengthened further. The PESA provides power to tribal people in controlling public resources and several state governments have adopted it. Gandhi said the 100 days guaranteed employment under the MGNREGA will be increased by another 50 days if the Congress forms the government. The Congress in its poll manifesto promised 150 days of guaranteed work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Referring to how the Congress and the opposition parties objected to change in the Land Acquisition Act in Parliament, Gandhi said the government had went on back foot and left the decision on state governments. The Congress chief also claimed that 22 lakh government posts are lying vacant, which would be filled up if the party came to power. Gandhi addressed the gathering in support of Congress and ‘Mahagathbandhan’ candidate Gita Koda from the Singhbhum (ST) Lok Sabha constituency. Gita Koda, the wife of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, is fighting against BJP MP and its state unit president Laxman Gilua from the Singhbhum seat.last_img read more

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College rebuts Shah theory claims vandalism outsiders handiwork

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first_imgKolkata: While BJP’s national president Amit Shah was busy alleging that Vidyasagar College was vandalised by members of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the college union authority has clearly denied the allegations and stated that it was outsiders who had pelted stones and vandalised the campus later. On Wednesday in a press conference at Delhi, Shah claimed while holding a picture in his hand that TMCP members had attacked BJP first and later they themselves vandalised the college and broke the statue of Vidyasagar to gain sympathy. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaCountering Shah’s claims, principal of Vidyasagar College Goutam Kundu denied the allegations and stated that the miscreants were all outsiders. Significantly, none of them were Bengalis either and so did not know who Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar was. “Each and every miscreant had come from outside with bricks, bamboo sticks and other such weapons. They had set fire to the bikes parked inside and later vandalized the statue,” he said. Shah had also raised questions on why the college was open till 7:30 pm. However, according to college authorities and local residents, the BJP leader’s claim is totally false as the incident occurred around 6:30 pm. Elaborating on this, Kundu said: “Though official college timing is till 5:45 pm, we have pending work which need to be done even after scheduled college hours. Does he know everything?” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe teachers and students of Vidyasagar College also protested against the statements made by Shah on Wednesday. “We saw what happened here on Tuesday. Where was he? Even every single news channel is showing who had vandalised the college. How can he say that our students had done this?” said an irate teacher. Vidyasagar College is the first non-government college in India, which started its journey in 1859. Initially named as Calcutta Training School, it was founded by Thakurdas Chakraborty. In 1859, the school was renamed as Metropolitan Institution. In 1872, Metropolitan Institution was granted affiliation by Calcutta University and named after Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. Several eminent personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Acharya Jadunath Sarkar, Ram Manohar Lohia and Babu Jagjiban Ram were alumni of the storied institutionlast_img read more

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So far in 2007 more than 400 gangsters seized in UNbacked crackdown

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27 March 2007More than 400 Haitian gang members have been arrested since the beginning of the year in operations by the Haitian National Police (HNP), backed by United Nations police and military to crack down on violent crime, UN officials reported today. “Our joint operations are increasingly successful,” UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) spokesman David Wimhurst told the UN News Service. “This is the highest rate of arrests and detentions to date.” The arrests have been made both in the Port-au-Prince, the capital, where UN forces, at times hundreds strong, have helped the HNP bring relative stability to some of the violence-ridden country’s most dangerous areas, such as Cité Soleil and Martissant, and in the countryside where some of the gang leaders have fled. The local population played a vital role in many of these arrests by providing information on the whereabouts of gang members to Haitian and UN police via confidential telephone hot-lines which, though already in existence, have been increasingly used during the current crackdown. The phone numbers are widely publicized, including on banners around town. A major coup for the police came with the arrest of notorious Cité Soleil gang leader Evens, alias Ti Kouto, who was captured earlier this month in the southern commune of Les Cayes after being flushed out of his old hunting ground. A number of his senior lieutenants have now also been rounded up. MINUSTAH, set up in 2004 to help re-establish peace in the impoverished Caribbean country after an insurgency forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to go into exile, also assisted the local police in seizing arsenals of weapons and ammunition. Once the areas had been cleaned up the UN peacekeepers restored badly needed health, medical and water services to the local population, rehabilitating schools that the gangs used as their headquarters, turned their lairs into social service centres and building sports fields and other facilities for a population that has suffered from years of gun violence and extortion. read more

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Climate change has no respect for borders and affects all says Ban

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14 December 2007Global warming impacts everyone regardless of national borders, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, to overcome differences and agree on a road map to tackle the issue. Climate change “doesn’t care if you are coming from developing or industrialized countries,” he told reporters during a visit to Timor-Leste, warning that poorer nations will be hit hardest by the phenomenon.Acknowledging that some countries have concerns about a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mr. Ban said that the time will come in the future to reach a consensus on that.“But our goal at this time is to launch negotiations,” he said.The Secretary-General stated that industrialized countries – especially the biggest emitters – should take the lead in addressing climate change.“If we are not able to agree on this, I would say the negotiators will have to bear their historical responsibilities for the whole international community and the future of planet Earth.”Mr. Ban has repeatedly stressed the importance of creating a road map to tackle climate change and a timeline to produce a new agreement on emissions targets by 2009 so that it can enter into force after the Kyoto Protocol, the current regime, expires in 2012.He is scheduled to return to Bali tomorrow to assess the status of the negotiations.Following that the Secretary-General will travel to Paris to participate in Monday’s Donor’s Conference for the Palestinian Territories.That event will be co-hosted by France, Norway, the European Commission and Tony Blair, the Special Representative for the Middle East diplomatic Quartet, comprising the UN, the United States, the European Union and Russia.Mr. Ban will also attend a dinner with representatives of the Quartet and the League of Arab States.While in Paris, he is also expected to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.The Secretary-General plans to return to New York next Tuesday. read more

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Côte dIvoire UN chief attends inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara

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21 May 2011Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today attended the inauguration of Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara in the country’s political capital, Yamoussoukro, during which the new leader reiterated his commitment to promoting reconciliation, dialogue and peace following the recent post-election violence. Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis ended when former president Laurent Gbagbo finally surrendered in mid-April, ending months of violence that erupted in the wake of his refusal to step down after he lost the United Nations-certified presidential run-off election in November last year to Mr. Ouattara.The Secretary-General met with Mr. Ouattara who expressed his gratitude to the world for showing solidarity with Ivorians and helping democracy triumph, according to a press release issued by the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).Mr. Ouattara paid special tribute to the United Nations for remaining engaged in his country and helping restore democracy and contributing to the establishment of lasting peace.Mr. Ban was accompanied by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy and his Special Representative in the country Y. J. Choi.Cote read more

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Athabasca Oil founder steps down after Dover project gets governments approval

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CALGARY — The founder and chairman of Athabasca Oil Corp. is stepping down, a day after the company received approval from the Alberta government for its Dover oil sands project.Athabasca Oil says William Gallacher, who founded the company in 2006, has chosen to resign from the company’s board of directors so he could “concentrate on his other endeavours,” according to a release.Gallacher will be replaced by current board member Thomas Buchanan, effective immediately.The government’s approval Thursday comes weeks after a nearby aboriginal band agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging the Alberta Energy Regulator’s green light of the project.The proposed five-phase Dover project will be 40% owned by PetroChina and aims to eventually produce 250,000 barrels of crude a day using steam-assisted gravity drainage technology andA similar process took place in 2012 for the McKay River oil sands project, with PetroChina opting to buy Athabasca’s stake for $680-million, making it the first oil sands project to be fully controlled by the Chinese.© Thomson Reuters 2014 read more

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Brantford man charged in Hamilton vehicle theft

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A Brantford man faces a slew of charges in connection with the theft of a vehicle in Hamilton.Brantford officers were called to Park Ave. around 11 a.m. Thursday for reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area.Patrol officers located the vehicle and discovered that it had been reported stolen out of Hamilton.Police say a man, who was getting into the driver’s side, ran away as officers approached.He was arrested after a brief struggle and short foot chase.A 28-year-old man was arrested and faces a number of charges including Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000, Obstruct Police-Resist Arrest and Possession of Break and Enter Tools.

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Sudan UN concerned by bandit attacks against civilians aid workers in Darfur

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Briefing reporters on the situation in Darfur, spokesperson Marie Okabe said UN officials in Sudan are concerned about recent attacks by highwaymen, including some raids on humanitarian convoys.UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are operating in Darfur and neighbouring Chad to bring relief to at least two million people affected by the year-long conflict between the Sudanese Government, allied militias and two rebel groups. UN officials have described the situation as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Ms. Okabe said fighting is continuing in south Darfur between the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Janjaweed militias, which are supported by Khartoum.Last Saturday the Sudanese Government and the UN issued a communiqué in which the Government promised to disarm the militias, bring the perpetrators of human rights abuses to justice and remove any obstacles to humanitarian access.The communiqué followed talks between Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President Omer Al-Bashir and Mr. Annan’s visit to camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur and for refugees in Chad.Speaking to journalists yesterday during his tour of Africa, Mr. Annan said Khartoum knows that if it does not meet its pledges then the Security Council is ready to take action against it. He said the Government also has several clear incentives to do as it has promised.Sudan “would be flooded with investments, debt relief [and] economic assistance” if it reaches a peace deal in Darfur, the Secretary-General said, but would face “additional measures” from the Council if it did not take credible steps to disarm the Janjaweed and end the fighting.”They are thinking in terms of peace dividends, and yet if they do not settle Darfur and make peace comprehensively, as I told them, [then] nobody invests in bad neighbourhoods. Sudan would be a bad neighbourhood and investors will not come in and you will not get the assistance you need.”Ms. Okabe said Khartoum has pledged to send 6,000 police officers to Darfur to quell the violence. Local UN officials said they would monitor the deployment.She said aid workers also remain concerned about sanitation levels in many of the 137 camps for IDPs. At Mornei in west Darfur, where 60,000 IDPs live, the Sudanese Government prevented an aid agency with sanitation experience from setting up operations. read more

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Germany court hears challenge to ECBs bond purchase program credited with calming

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KARLSRUHE, Germany – A key European Central Bank program that has been credited with calming the 3 1/2 year-old euro debt crisis faced a legal challenge Tuesday in Germany’s highest court.The Federal constitutional Court in Karlsruhe is considering arguments against the ECB’s offer to buy government bonds and lower borrowing costs for indebted countries.Opponents of the bond-buying program say the program oversteps the ECB’s mandate, which forbids it from financing governments.The arguments against the program, known as Outright Monetary Transactions, or OMTs, have been added to another challenge against Germany’s backing of the emergency bailout fund for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro.The current challenges — brought by a disparate group of Germans including conservative lawmaker Peter Gauweiler, a team of professors, a citizens’ organization and Germany’s Left Party — claim both measures are unlawful as both EU laws and the German constitution say that only the elected national parliament can decide how taxpayer money is spent.Dietrich Murswiek, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, argued that the bond purchase program exposed taxpayers to hundreds of billions of euros in potential losses if the bonds are not repaid — without any democratic authorization from national parliaments.“The ECB is turning the currency union into a liability union, without asking member states and their parliaments,” he said.In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled that she’s confident the outcome will be favourable.She noted that every eurozone rescue measure so far has been discussed and approved by the supreme court. Some have come with conditions, such as a strengthening of parliamentary powers in Germany.“We will argue today that the ESM is important and that the European Central Bank is doing everything necessary to secure price stability,” Merkel said at a conference organized by Germany’s main industry lobby group.EU efforts to rescue financially troubled countries have run into popular opposition in Germany, the biggest financial backer of any bailout or financial backstop due to its status as the largest eurozone economy.A sweeping ruling against the OMT would likely effectively torpedo the OMT. Analysts say that an outright rejection is highly unlikely but markets are watching to see if the judges attach any conditions that might raise doubts about its effectiveness. It’s also possible that some issues could be referred to the EU’s own court. Karlsruhe judges will hear oral arguments Tuesday and Wednesday; a decision might not come for several months.The OMT program was created after ECB President Mario Draghi dramatically vowed last July 26 to “do whatever it takes” to save the euro. The ECB hasn’t bought any bonds. But the program’s mere existence has helped lower countries’ borrowing costs in bond markets and eased fears the euro union might break apart. To take part in the scheme, a country would have to commit to reduce its debts and deficits, as well as accept a bailout loan or credit line from the European Union’s financial rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism.By buying up a country’s bonds, the ECB program would help drive up the bonds’ price, lowering the interest yield demanded by investors. Lower yields would mean lower interest costs for governments the next time they borrow money by selling new bonds.A key aspect behind the program’s success so far is the ECB’s statement that there wouldn’t be any limit on the amount of bonds it could buy. That has kept markets wary of going against the central bank and its financial firepower.The ECB sent Joerg Asmussen, a former German finance ministry official who has since been appointed to the ECB’s six-member executive board, to defend the program.Also testifying is OMT critic Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s national central bank, the Bundesbank. Weidmann, who sits on the 23-member ECB rate-setting council by virtue of his job as Bundesbank head, was the only member to vote against setting up the OMT program on Sept. 6 last year.Michael Wohlgemuth, an economist with the Open Europe Berlin think-tank , said Asmussen would face a balancing act, needing to both argue that the program remained within legal limits while taking care not to give the impression such limits would undermine its potential effectiveness.“That is the trade-off that has to be made somehow — appease the constitutional court without getting financial markets in a panic,” said Wohlgemuth._____Geir Moulson contributed to this story from Berlin. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David McHugh, The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2013 5:40 am MDT Germany court hears challenge to ECB’s bond purchase program credited with calming crisis read more

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Sustainable food systems vital to achieving 2030 Agenda nutrition targets – UN

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In her opening remarks, Amira Gornass, the Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), stressed the importance of establishing a “sustainable food systems is in essence working to achieve the food security and nutrition-related targets of the 2030 Agenda.” According to José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), who also addressed the meeting, “there is a clear failure of food systems to deliver healthy diets to people,” as more than half of the world population suffers from one or more forms of malnutrition, including hunger, micronutrient deficiency and obesity. As such, Mr. Graziano da Silva encouraged people to turn to CFS for answers, stating, however, that efforts to tackle nutrition and food systems will require extended partnership, including action from diverse stakeholders, as noted by Elisabeth Rasmusson, the Assistant Executive Director of the UN’s World Food Program (WFP). “We must renew our efforts to build more sustainable food systems, which are better able to withstand changing weather patterns and extreme events and respond to nutritional needs — building resilience into our food systems, mitigating the risks, and ensuring we are more prepared for climate shocks in the future,” she added. The key goals of the food system transformation must be achieved in “an increasingly adverse context where population growth, a shrinking resource base, climate change and urbanization will challenge our ability to find new ways of working and interacting,” added Mr. Graziano da Silva. In addition, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze stressed the urgency of the issue by saying: “We need to do more, do it better, faster and together […] to transform rural areas into places where people can live fulfilling lives, and plan for a bright future; where every one of the world’s three billion rural people is able to adapt to climate change; and were each day starts and ends with access to food that is nutritious and plentiful.’ In addition to acting as the UN system’s guiding body for food security and nutrition debates, CFS is structured to allow participants from civil society, the private sector, other UN agencies and international financial institutions, research bodies and other non-state actors a voice in policy decisions. This plenary, the 43rd, has set a record with more than 1,400 registered participants, according to FAO. Delegates will also endorse two sets of policy recommendations, one regarding the role of livestock in sustainable agricultural development and another regarding the importance of connecting smallholders to markets. read more

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With Atlanta Hawks A Prime Opportunity Opens For MuchNeeded

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Dominique Wilkins, Hawks Hall of FamerFour months later, the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership alliance has decided to sell the team in its entirety and not piecemeal. This step opens the way to accept bids from individuals or groups interested in purchasing the franchise.About time.The real issue now is about who takes over this club that is about as viable as any other franchise in the city. That is to say, it’s a mediocre property, in one sense. In another sense, it’s a precious commodity in that there are only 30 teams in the NBA, and owning one is nice for the portfolio.Thirty teams and one majority Black owner—Michael Jordan. It’s time to increase that number, and the Hawks are the best place to start in the entire league, with its vast population of African-Americans who support the team so much that current majority owner Bruce Levenson revealed in emails his discontent with the lack of white people at home games. Seriously. This is the state of the team: Black people support a slightly above average product and the majority owner has a problem with it. Whatever happened to “the only color that matters is green” in business?Apparently, to Levenson, green means more when it comes from whites and not Blacks, and that’s why he needs to be run out of Atlanta on the next Megabus.The people responsible for accepting and approving bids should give special consideration to minorities in general, Blacks in particular. It would stand to reason that Black ownership would appreciate those who support a team that has been mediocre at best over the last two decades. A diversity specialist has been hired by the team, which is a decent start to addressing a big problem.Still, the ocean-wide gap of white men owning teams made up of mostly Black players has to be bridged, starting in Atlanta.And there are plenty of viable candidates, too. Dominique Wilkins, the team’s Hall of Famer who is the one tangible reminder of the successful years of the mid-1980s, surely is part of a group that will make a strong big.Wilkins has never received the respect he deserved from the organization. When he was a vice president, he was among the lowest paid in the NBA. When he was available to work out and share his knowledge with players, coaches mindlessly rebuffed the idea. Now he serves as a color analyst, probably to stay connected to the team.A Hawks owner would be an ideal scenario, however late, for Wilkins to take his proper place within the franchise.There also has been talk about Chris Webber working with a group to purchase the team and entertainers who will join or create a group to make bids.And there is a young businessman from Washington, DC, Darryl K. Washington, owner of DKW Communications, an IT company that has a gross annual backlog of more than $200 million in the past several years.Washington maintains a home in Atlanta and was in the hunt for the Washington Wizards when they went up for sale a few years ago. He’s the kind of young, fresh mind that wouldDarryl K. Washingtonbe committed to winning and creating a diverse working environment, an element desperately needed for a team where the majority owner sent out a racist email about too much Black involvement at games and the general manager (Danny Ferry) called a player of African descent (Luol Deng) a “liar and a cheat” because of his heritage.The Hawks are valued at about $425 million, according to Forbes magazine’s estimates from a year ago. The owners decided to go with Levenson and sell their portions of the team, no doubt a result of the Los Angeles Clippers being (over)sold for $2 billion after Donald Sterling was forced to sell his team following release of phone recordings of racist rants against Black people.The Hawks are not worth that much. But they merit ownership that represents the city, not the typical NBA ownership that represents a lack of diversity that has to be changed. read more

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Man dies after being shot in Merseyside

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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. Appealing for witnesses, Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm officers are in attendance in Netherton following a fatal firearms discharge this evening.”Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm following reports that a male had been shot.”On arrival, officers found a male with injuries consistent with a firearms discharge.”He was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later.”Officers remained at the scene on Thursday night as forensics teams gathered evidence.Anyone with information on the incident or the offender is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.They can also call 0151 777 8706 or 101 quoting incident reference 921 of 7/6/18 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A man has died following a shooting in Merseyside.Police have launched an investigation into the incident in Assissian Crescent, Netherton, on Thursday evening.Emergency services were called to the residential street at about 8pm where the man, whose name and age have not been released, was found injured.He was taken to hospital where he later died.The shooting comes amid concerns over a rise in violent crime in parts of the country. read more

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Enhancements to the Tango™ TX1 gas detector

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first_imgIndustrial Scientific, a global leader in gas detection, has announced several updates to Tango™ TX1 single gas monitors including extended H2S sensor range, acknowledgeable gas alerts, and other improvements.By the end of January 2017, all Tango TX1 H2S sensors that ship will have an extended sensor range. Sensors previously ranged from 0-200 ppm, but will now measure from 0-500 ppm while maintaining accuracy, response times, and cross-sensitivity performance.Acknowledgeable gas alerts, added in the newest firmware version 1.8, are optional alerts below the low alarm setpoint. When a gas concentration exceeds the acknowledgeable gas alert setpoint, the instrument activates indicators to alert operators that they may be approaching a dangerous condition. Operators can acknowledge and temporarily silence these indicators while continuing to work. This feature can provide an early warning of potential hazards while limiting nuisance alarms that can desensitize users, particularly for applications where gas concentrations are expected and frequent.To upgrade Tango TX1 firmware, users can dock the instrument on a DSXi or iNet DS Docking Station or contact their local Industrial Scientific Service Center for assistance.last_img read more

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Mute Looks Like a Colorful Dystopian Adventure

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first_img Director Duncan Jones has been blowing us away ever since Moon was released in 2009. Even in his less than successful efforts, namely Warcraft, he shows a knack for visual storytelling in the science fiction and fantasy genres. In both his scripts and direction, you can tell he personally loves the material.That’s why we’re intrigued by his latest effort, Mute, which will debut on Netflix sometime this year.Mute takes place in Berlin in a future 40 years from now that’s teeming with immigrants, a seedy underbelly, and conflict. Alexander Skarsgård plays Leo, a bartender who can’t speak and is on a quest to find his missing girlfriend. Two clues to her whereabouts are a pair of American surgeons played by Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux (just so you know, Rudd’s character’s name is Cactus Bill, and he has an amazing mustache).Keith Bernstein / NetflixNetflix released the first glimpses of Mute and its neon, blue and pink-tinted landscapes on Friday. It has a lot in common aesthetically with sci-fi fare such as Blade Runner with its slick, crowded streets and noir-era depression. Jones explained that the look and content of Mute is heavily inspired by some of these tropes and that it was made with some of his favorite sci-fi elements in mind.“Mute is an encapsulation of everything I am fascinated by; noir, science fiction, and unique people in trouble because of who and what they are,” he said in a press release. “I’m delighted to be able to return to Berlin for the shoot, a place I lived for a period of time growing up, and I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a film that is so close to my heart.”Jones’ longtime business partner Stuart Fenegan told Netflix that the film has been in development for at least 13 years, back when Jones handed him an early version.“I have wanted to bring it to life ever since. We just had to make Moon, Source Code and Warcraft in between,” Fenegan said.The general public first heard about Mute back in 2009 after the success of Moon. According to Slashfilm, Mute is meant to be a spiritual successor to Moon in that it tackles similar themes and may also feature Sam Rockwell as his Moon character Sam Bell, if the film’s IMDB page is to be believed.“Mute is a sci-fi story that takes place in Berlin. It’s very much a city film. Moon’s obviously a film about isolation, about as isolated as you can get on the far side of the moon,” Jones said.There’s also a third film that he plans to add to this series, but details are scarce. Jones has said that it’ll have a female lead.Mute also stars Seyneb Saleh as Leo’s girlfriend Naadirah and British singer Nikki Lamborn.The flick started principal photography in October and wrapped filming in mid-December. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s set to hit Netflix streaming sometime in 2017. Here’s hoping it does better than Warcraft, at least for Jones’ sake. MovieBob Reviews: MUTE (2018)Explore the world of Warcraft with these exclusive movie clips If @mute doesn’t make 1 billion $, I’m going to kill every last mother-fucking one of you.Just remembered it’s on Netflix.As you were.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 14, 2016Justin Theroux in “Mute” Keith Bernstein / Netflixcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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World Cup boosted Russias image

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first_imgFor the Organizing committee, not only the FIFA tournament created more than 200,000 jobs in the country, but also helped with its imageBefore the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, many foreigners saw the country as an exotic land.The Cold War era tales of a Soviet nation was something well cemented in the mind of many people.But thanks for the FIFA tournament, millions of people were able to visit the country and see it with their own eyes.“Fan ID was probably the biggest effort that we undertook,” World Cup organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin told ESPN.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“It proved a very nice combination of a security tool and a privilege for fans, an interesting incentive for fans.”“With Fan ID you could enter the country without a visa and in some countries it saved us because we would never be able to issue so many visas,” he added.“There was a huge flow of fans within a very short period of time.”“There were some 200,000 jobs created every year in the preparation period,” Sorokin added.“There was a huge number of tourists who came during this period, that’s unprecedented, more than 1 million tourists. I don’t think our country has ever taken that in a short time frame.”last_img read more

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Fuel Medical moving to Camas

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first_imgThe owners of a fast-growing Vancouver business have purchased a building in downtown Camas from the Westlie Ford dealership and plan to renovate the space into trendy offices for more than 30 employees.Shawn Parker and Brendan Ford, founders of Fuel Medical Group, envision a “raw, industrial look” for their firm’s offices inside the 10,000-square-foot building, according to Parker. He said they hope to keep the structure’s mid-century character features like its dome-shaped roof and elements of brick, wood and glass that are part of the space at 314 N.E. Birch St. Downtown Camas, with its walkable street grid of restaurants, shops and bars, also provides an attraction for future employees, Parker said.“We wanted a fun, cool place to be, not an office complex,” said Parker, 38, co-owner of Fuel Medical with Ford, also 38. The company provides management services for physicians’ clinics.The business partners paid $825,000 for the building and plan to begin renovating the space in May. That’s when Westlie Ford expects to move its service center to the dealership’s main location off state Highway 14 at 115 S.E. First St. in Washougal. An unused building at the site is now being converted into space for a new service center, said Randy Dickerson, who owns the dealership with his sons Ryan and Bret.Parker said Fuel Medical plans to hire 10 more employees over the next six months. The company now operates in cramped, 2,500-square-foot offices in a retail strip-center on Southeast First Street near 164th Avenue.last_img read more

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Family friends ask for answers in 16yearolds death

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first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family is asking the public for answers after a teen lost his life.Friends and family gathered, Monday, in Northwest Miami-Dade to pray and remember 16-year-old La’nard Wilcher, who was shot and killed in 2016.Wilcher’s friend was also shot but survived, as they walked along the train tracks, near Northwest 73rd Street and 19th Avenue.If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Young votes against condemning Trump for racist tweets

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first_imgMurkowski said she thinks the “racist” label applies. “I took it in that context, yes,” she said Tuesday. Sen. Dan Sullivan called for civility, but he didn’t criticize Trump. Asked whether the president’s tweet was racist, Sullivan issued a statement Monday night saying the Democratic party has turned to the far left and has bad policies on energy, border security and Israel, but that Republicans and Democrats need to debate respectfully. The U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn Trump for “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” In Tweets on Sunday, Trump said four members of Congress, all women of color, should “go back” to where they came from.  “In fact, our varied perspectives make us more responsive to the needs of a nation of many people,” Young’s statement reads. Young voted no on the House resolution, as did all but four Republicans. In a press statement afterward, Young said the non-binding measure only contributes to partisan rancor. He did not mention what the president said, but did put in a plug for the diversity among his colleagues in the House. Of the three people representing Alaska in Congress, only Sen. Lisa Murkowski has criticized Trump. In social media posts, she called his remarks on Twitter spiteful and “absolutely unacceptable.” Some of her constituents chided her for not calling them “racist.” Alaska Congressman Don Young declined an opportunity Tuesday to criticize President Trump for tweets he wrote that are widely viewed as racist. Rep. Don Young in his Washington, D.C. office. Photo: Liz Ruskin She chose her words to apply more broadly, she said, because she lots of people have escalated the rhetoric.  “This is a reminder to us all that our words matter, and we need to use our words wisely,” she said.last_img read more

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