first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsSuzanne Patles is one of 89 people named in the RCMP intelligence report on Indigenous activists dubbed Project Sitka.And Patles says she doesn’t mind at all.She was heavily involved in resisting the fracking exploration by an American company near Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick three years ago.last_img

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a frozen food company is recalling a line of chicken strips in British Columbia and the Prairies due to possible bacterial contamination.Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc.’s oven roasted chicken breast strips have been recalled from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba following tests by the CFIA.The agency says the pre-cooked fare may be contaminated with a strain of Listeria.The recalled cutlets were from two batches with best-before dates of Aug. 9 and Aug. 15.CFIA warns that the food may not look or smell spoiled but can still lead to sickness.The agency says that pregnant and elderly people are particularly at risk. Symptoms can include nausea, fever and muscle aches.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version identified Health Canada as the origin of the recall.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A Nigerian, arrested for allegedly possessing drugs, has been sentenced to 3-year imprisonment by a Delhi court for illegally staying in India since 2016 without a valid visa.Additional Sessions Judge Rajesh Kumar Singh convicted Darlington Chiemezie under section 14 (staying in India after the expiry of visa) of the Foreigners Act and said that he be deported to his country after completion of his sentence. “The accused did not claim that he had entered India on a valid visa or that at the relevant time, he had a valid visa. He also did not produce his passport,” the court said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”It has also been seen that even if his contention that he had come to India in 2015 on a visa valid for six months is accepted, the inescapable conclusion is that at the time of his apprehension and arrest in this case, he had no valid visa for his stay in India. He committed the offence under section 14 of the Foreigners Act and the prosecution has successfully proved this charge beyond reasonable doubt,” it said in a recent order. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadChiemezie was arrested in October 2016 for allegedly possessing contraband drugs. The police claimed that cocaine weighing 104 grams was recovered from him. However, the court has acquitted him for the charges of illegal possession of contraband drugs. During questioning, he could not produce valid visa for his entry and stay here. According to the prosecution, the police had written letters to the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) and to Nigerian High Commission but no information could be obtained regarding his entry and exit from the country.last_img read more

The parties have ratified a three-year agreement for the period between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017. BUFA represents 576 professors and professional librarians at Brock.Bargaining discussions commenced in May 2014 and pre-conciliation mediation began on Aug. 6. BUFA and the University acknowledge the critical role of mediator Peter Simpson, from the Ministry of Labour, in bringing the parties together and building a bridge to the tentative agreement.The tentative agreement was reached on Aug. 13. It was ratified by the Brock University Board of Trustees on Aug. 25 and by the BUFA membership on Aug. 29. read more

first_imgPassers-by formed a human chain Passers-by formed a human chainCredit:James McGairy/Facebook All four were treated at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.Redcar RNLI have warned against copycat rescue attempts, because it can put lives at risk.Spokesman Dave Cocks  said: “This was a sequence of events which could so easily have led to multiple deaths.”The sea at Redcar is very rough as a result of the combined effects of strong winds and a particularly high tide, and the situation ended up with four adults in trouble in the sea, all needing rescue. “It is only through good fortune that all four were rescued alive.”If you see someone in trouble, alert the lifeguards… do not enter the water yourself.”center_img The RNLI has warned would-be heroes against rescue attempts after their valiant efforts created more work for lifeguards.Rescuers had to be pulled out of the sea by volunteers, as well as the person they were trying to save, after a man fell from the slipway at Dundas Street in Redcar at 4pm on Good Friday.He was bashed by large waves close to the sea wall, and was spotted by some would-be heroes, who jumped in after him.A man he was with made the first rescue attempt, but fell in the sea. A man and a woman then tried to rescue the pair, but also ended up in peril. Members of the public managed to rescue all four by forming a human chain and pulling them out. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Alex DujshebaevbalonmanohispanosSpain Alex Dujshebaev is yet to play his first game for the Spanish national team. He has a very bad luck so far. The past European Championship qualifiers that were on the schedule just few days ago was the third call for Alex Dujshebaev, which he had to cancel due to injury.The first call by Manolo Cadenas for Alex was the qualification games for the past European Championship in Denmark against Portugal and Switzerland, but the winger had his ankle sprained and to cancel his debut. Then came the European Championship call, but in a friendly game against Brazil just prior he fractured his right hand, and another opportunity for official debut was unluckily lost. Now he was called again for the qualification games against Austria and Finland, and yet another injury prevented him from taking part.Now the hope remains that he will be finally fit for the World Championship in 2015 in Qatar, where Spain is to defend the title from 2013.source: ← Previous Story Uros Mitrovic signs new Bern-Muri contract Next Story → HC Metalurg: “Lino Cervar has our full support” read more

first_img A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with the rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault of an 11-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee.The girl was walking to Geeter Middle School at 7am on Monday morning when Larry Ward was alleged to have hit her with his car before sexually assaulting her and leaving her in a ditch.The girl’s mother told FOX13 Memphis news that Monday morning was only her daughter’s second time walking to school on her own.The 11-year-old was treated in hospital after the incident but has since been released.“Didn’t you see the innocence on her face, can you tell she was still a baby,” her mother said.A man who passed the area shortly after the attack said the girl was so shook up, she could barely talk. He told Fox13: “I passed by this girl and she’s sitting on the ground crying. She’s like yeah, he hit me with his truck and then he proceeded to rape me.”Ward was arrested 12 hours after the assault. He is due to appear in court later today.Read: ‘He called my son a monkey and black b****rd’: Rise in reports of racist incidentsRead: ‘He was evil as evil can be’: US church shooting trial hears from survivor Image: FOX 13 News Share23 Tweet Email 16,193 Views No Comments By Sean Murray Dec 8th 2016, 3:28 PM Short URL Image: FOX 13 News Man arrested for rape and aggravated kidnapping of 11-year-old girl in Tennessee The girl was walking to school at 7am Monday morning when the assault occurred. Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 3:28 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgStay on target The Nintendo Entertainment System is the most important console Nintendo has ever made. It saved the industry after the 1982 Atari crash, and it delivered 8-bit foundational texts for the future of the medium. I argue that the original Super Mario Bros. is still the Citizen Kane of video games.However, when it comes to quality, the NES’s 1990s successor the Super Nintendo just can’t be beat. To me, it’s the greatest video game console of all time, 2D game design at the peak of its prowess before polygons sucked all the oxygen out of the room. And nostalgia has little to do with it.Need proof? Just compare last year’s smash hit NES Classic Edition with its follow-up the SNES Classic launching this week. There are some fantastic games on the NES Classic, but after playing the SNES Classic here in the office for a few days, it’s really no competition. Even with nine fewer games and a higher $80 price tag, the SNES Classic is a longer-lasting, exponentially more entertaining gaming product.The SNES Classic’s sprinkling of hardware upgrades make it a bit easier to use than its predecessor. The controller cords are the little longer. There are two included controllers this time with the adorable little mini recreation of the iconic purple-and-grey American SNES design. And you can rewind limited sections of games to give yourself second and third and fourth chances against retro difficulty.But really it’s the library that makes the SNES Classic better than the NES Classic, and frankly better than any hypothetical upcoming Nintendo 64 Classic or Game Boy Classic. Yeah there are some missing games I’d like to see here like NBA Jam or Chrono Trigger or ActRaiser or Mortal Kombat or Sin City. But when one machine comes packed in with absolute masterpieces like Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Street Fighter II, Final Fantasy VI, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Kirby Super Star, and more titles that undeniably still hold up as crowning gaming achievements, it’s really hard to complain. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past1/25A Link to the Past brought the Zelda series back to its roots while building upon the original title to create the template for all other games in the series (and action-adventure games) to follow. The two massive over-world maps were expertly crafted and contained some of the best level designs of all time. The highlights were the dungeons, which featured just the right amount of challenge without being too annoying. This game is every bit the classic many claim it to be.<><> 8Bitdo’s SN30 Wireless Gamepad is a Perfect Controller for the SNE…8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for Pre-Order Honestly, the biggest problem with the SNES Classic (beyond lingering availability concerns) is that its stellar group of games, and the perky interface presenting them, aren’t instead available on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has the chance to make its red-hot console/handheld hybrid the perfect one-stop Virtual Console shop for all of its incredible content but instead keeps spreading games out amongst other, more limited hardware. See also, the great games languishing on 3DS this year. But that’s a different discussion.The SNES Classic is an amazing compilation for anyone with even a passing interest in awesome, older games. But for hardcore fans who perhaps have… alternative methods of easily playing old games, the SNES Classic still has something of value: not a prototype ROM but the never-before-released finished version of Star Fox 2. Let’s review this brand-new 1995 video game.Why would Nintendo shelf a complete video game in a beloved franchise for over 20 years? The cruel march of time. While the SNES initially dazzled with its beautiful 16-bit pixel art, by the end of its life it was clear polygonal graphics were the way of the future. The SNES simply wasn’t built to push visuals like that, but Nintendo did try to buy itself time before producing a new console that could.Mode 7 visuals helped racing games like F-Zero and Super Mario Kart pop off the screen. Donkey Kong Country turned pre-rendered models into sprites for a innovative new look. But it was the original Star Fox in 1993 that took the SNES to its absolute graphical limit, using a SuperFX chip built into the cartridge to deliver 3D visuals stark and simplistic by today’s standard but absolutely cutting-edge at the time. (By the way you can play all those games mentioned on the SNES Classic).So naturally Nintendo and the technical wizard developers at Argonaut Software started working on a sequel. However, by the time the game was ready to be released, it was clear the SNES’s tech was just too outdated. The game couldn’t compete visually with what the new spurned Nintendo rival the PlayStation was pulling off, and Nintendo’s own truly 3D machine the Nintendo 64 was only a year away. So why risk taking the shine off Super Mario 64 with Fox and his incredibly named animal friends Falco Lombardi and Wolf Blitzer. Thus the game was scrapped, until now.It’s impossible to guess how Star Fox 2 would have been received at the time, but looking at it now with all this added context makes it a fascinating historical object.What first struck me about Star Fox 2 (unlocked after finishing the first level of Star Fox 1) was its ambition. The first Star Fox was content knowing its wild graphics would be more than enough to prop up its pretty linear rail-shooter gameplay. But even just two years later the team was already itching to expand the game’s scope. You still fly through different planets blasting lasers, dropping bombs, doing barrel rolls, boosting, and finding alternate paths to replay. But there are so many more things to consider.There’s a larger playable cast of talking furry characters to choose from including dog Fay and lynx Miyu. You select missions from a map that changes in real-time, so you have to make macro strategic choices between pushing deeper into enemy territory while making sure your home base Corneria isn’t taking too much damage. It’s like X-COM or Mass Effect’s Galactic Readiness meter only with a space ape as the big threat. There’s also a wider variety of gameplay ideas. Along with classic on-rails Star Fox levels, you’ll have first-person dogfights with Star Wolf, on-foot missions with your Arwing starship’s chicken walker form, and brief missions where you have to find and destroy incoming missiles.What’s crazy is that most of these new concepts were adopted by later Star Fox games that actually came out made by Nintendo and the former Argonaut devs at Q-Games. It’s like realizing the young games found a lost family journal and tried to pass off its teachings as their own original thoughts. It’s really cool to now be able to play that full lineage.What’s also cool is seeing the SNES hardware practically tear itself apart trying to render these improved 3D visuals the aging console just has no business trying to run. The designs are barely distinct enough to avoid blurring into a geometric mess. I could only separate friends from foes about half of the time. Meanwhile, the low frame-rate and D-pad-only SNES controller made lining up shots less than ideal.The game is almost more entertaining as a moving painting of abstract super lo-fi polygonal art, a vaporwave-type aesthetic. I can appreciate the look now, but I understand why Nintendo at the time would rather have Super Mario 64 as its flagship 3D game.Still, Star Fox 2 faithfully holds up the franchise’s tradition of 3D experimentation, even if those experiments don’t always work as we found out last year with Star Fox Zero. It’s awesome that everyone can now play it, along with 20 other incredible SNES games, on the Super Nintendo Classic. Here’s hoping you can find one this time.View as: One Page Slides1/81. Aside from some boring cables, here’s what comes in the box for the Super NES Classic.2. A SNES you can hold in the palm of your hand. What a world!3. Classic box art for a classic console.4. Remember when they used to put games on the boxes for game consoles? The Super NES Classic wants you to know what you can play on it.5. The recreated Super NES controller, in all its purple-and-gray glory. It feels pretty good.6. The controller cord is longer than the infamously short NES Classic cord.7. Plug in both included controllers for retro multiplayer delight.8. It may not look it, but I love the Super NES Classic.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.If you thought my begrudging coverage of Nintendo Switch roguelikes ended in 2017, well I have some good and/or bad news for you. I think the reason I keep doing this to myself, other than my desire to play cool indie Switch games for free, is that despite my distaste for the core of the genre, some of the most creative and interesting concepts and mechanics in indie games and games in general are incidentally coming from roguelikes. It’s just too bad they lean on roguelike formulas instead of literally anything else.The latest example of this bittersweet trend is the Switch release of Crypt of the NecroDancer from Brace Yourself Games. Once again, your mileage will depend on your tolerance for the random punishing difficulty of roguelikes, but Crypt of the NecroDancer does deliver on the sheer potential of the most incredible pun name since Enter the Gungeon.AdChoices广告Playing as vengeful daughter Cadence (or eventually one of several other playable characters) up to two players enter the groovy tomb in search of their missing family. Naturally, the funk of forty thousand years means the dungeon is crawling with grisly ghouls to vanquish the deeper you descend. And again, since this is a roguelike, the encounters are tough, randomized, and send you back to the beginning with no saved progress every time you die. Business as usual. Even the sprite art, while charming, is pretty generic retro fantasy dungeon crawler pixelated fare with some extra disco lights and dancing animations.Of course, like the difference between a necromancer and the NecroDancer, this game’s big hook is that the whole experience revolves around music. Every journey is set to a thumping beat connected to your heart, and every action you and everything else takes must be synced to that beat. Even just moving left and right and up and down has to happen on rhythm or you’ll stop in your tracks and lose your valuable score/currency multiplier.Meanwhile, you have to consider timing when approaching a monster. Each attack pattern works like a dance move with its own choreography, so to safely attack a monster you basically have to outdance them with your own spontaneous improvised yet still rhythmic steps. It’s like a really fast turn-based strategy game that tells you how long each turn is.In both theory and practice, this makes Crypt of the NecroDancer feel super cool. Each run becomes its own mini rhythm game, perfect for portable play. Each successful battle becomes an awesome climactic solo. The semi-mindless flow state music games naturally induce turns the inherent repetition of roguelikes into a strength instead of a weakness, even if I would still prefer crafted levels to a complete blur.And crucially, the music itself holds up its part of the bargain. The gameplay needs require the tracks be consistent loops, not the arrhythmic nightmares of something like Thumper, but composer Danny Baranowsky’s work perfectly blends the dark dungeon crawler meets club funk aesthetic into the perfect pulsing soundtrack for getting you pumped.Too. Bad. It’s. A. Roguelike. It’s great how the music gets faster the further you go since that both raises the mechanical difficulty and makes the game feel more urgent. Too bad I have to keep restarting again and again or reach teleporters to new zones. It’s great how some currency is saved to buy power-ups that persist across runs. Too bad I never want to buy any other new tools and weapons because they are so ephemeral. It’s great how the game lets you turn off on-beat walking in menus to reduce tedium. Too bad I can’t reduce the far worse tedium baked into the chosen genre.Still, if you ever wanted to know what a musical dungeon crawler would play like, Crypt of the NecroDancer tells you and then some. Within its own self-imposed key, it sings.Buy it now!Buy Nintendo labo Variety Kit.Buy Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch last_img read more

first_imgLocal authorities have raided and shut down all currency exchange operations in the underground mall of Gongbei Port – located alongside the border gate to Macau – following a major police operation over the weekend.According to Chinese media reports, more than 100 police officers conducted a major sweep of the mall on Saturday afternoon and detained a number of staff working at currency exchange stores, who had black hoods placed over their heads. The stores remained closed as of Sunday night with reports stating that all currency had been confiscated.IAG will bring you further details as they emerge. Load More RelatedPosts 380 Chinese nationals arrested as police bust Vietnam’s biggest ever online gambling ring Macau operators agree to improve security guard response times in emergency situations Cambodia deports 150 Chinese nationals for gambling-related crimes in Sihanoukville, Bavetlast_img read more

first_imgRegardless of those 2005 memories, Woods’ victory is one for the record books.”If that wasn’t the best day in golf history it was pretty damn close,” wrote ESPN’s Mike Greenberg. Sprint The last time Tiger won The Masters is also the last time LeBron missed the playoffs. Wild.— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) April 14, 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X The last time Tiger won The Masters, Twitter was a year away from being founded.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 14, 2019 The last time Tiger won I had no kids. I just watched him win with my 7 yr old. Great sports moment to share with him. #mastersunday— Nick Wegman (@thechief58831) April 14, 2019 The No. 1 album in America the last time Tiger Woods won the Masters.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 14, 2019 What were you doing the last time Tiger Woods won #TheMasters in 2005?— WFNZ-AM/FM (@wfnz) April 14, 2019 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS Sahara was a great movie. Don’t @ me.— James Baldwin (@ImNoAuthor) April 14, 2019 1 When Tiger Woods last won a Masters in 2005…• George W Bush had just started his 2nd term• Barack Obama had been a senator for 97 days• Sahara, starring Matthew McConaughey, was #1 movie in America• Destiny’s Child had begun its final tour• Rory McIlroy was 15 yrs old— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 14, 2019 Now Tiger has officially joined Ali and Jordan…The Comeback…its all that was missing…no longer!— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) April 14, 2019 Bartending and chasin skirts in and out of college lol. Eventually graduated in 2011.— J. Austin Carter (@jaustincarter) April 14, 2019 Comment The last time Tiger Woods won the Masters, Dwyane Wade was wrapping up his second NBA season, LeBron James had never been in a playoff game and the Seattle SuperSonics were division champions.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 14, 2019 Share your voicecenter_img $999 Best Buy See It I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019 Perspective: 2005 – Tiger’s last Masters win 2007 – The iPhone was first introducedThe iPhone was not around the last time Tiger won the masters….— Russ Rose (@CoachRussRose) April 14, 2019 Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday for the first time since he did it in 2005, ending a long championship drought. It was his first major golf tournament win in over a decade, and it started social media buzzing about what the world was like the last time Woods wore the green jacket. Hint: You couldn’t have tweeted about it on your iPhone, because neither Twitter nor the iPhone existed. See It $999 ✅ Had four back surgeries ✅ Thought he’d never play again ✅ Was ranked 1,199th in the world✅ 11 years since his last Major✅ 14 years since last Masters✅ The greatest comeback everTiger Woods is back 🙌— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 14, 2019 This car was brand new the last time Tiger won the Masters— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 14, 2019 $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags The leaderboard packed with the best players in the world. The setting historic. The conditions dramatic. The play exceptional. And in the end, Tiger Woods won. If that wasn’t the best day in golf history it was pretty damn close. #TheMasters— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 14, 2019 See it See It Some golf fans used it as an opportunity to reflect on their own life changes since ’05.”The last time Tiger won I had no kids,” Nick Wegman wrote. “I just watched him win with my 7 yr old. Great sports moment to share with him.” Sports Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgHouse Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, wields the gavel during the first day of the second regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature, Jan. 19, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North.)Alaska lawmakers are back at work Monday after failing to pass a budget by the constitutional deadline last week.It’s the first day of a special session called by Governor Bill Walker.Lawmakers now have 30 days to try to do what they couldn’t in the past four months: agree on a budget and make some progress towards closing the state’s $4 billion deficit.There are several deadlines looming.If there’s no budget in place by June 1st, the administration will have to send out layoff notices to state workers.If there’s still no budget in place by July 1, the state could face a government shutdown.In addition to the budget, Walker has asked lawmakers to consider several bills that have so far proved immune to compromise.Those include an overhaul of the state’s oil and gas taxes and a proposal to restructure the permanent fund — as well as a range of new taxes, including an income tax.The House will convene at 11 a.m. Monday, followed by the Senate at noon.last_img read more

first_imgUse of foundation in make-up can either make or break the perfect look. Use a primer before applying foundation and set the foundation with translucent loose powder, says an expert.Make-up expert Kanikka Gauraav Tandon suggests how:* Before applying foundation on your face, gently clean your hands and face with the facewash suitable for your skin. For oily skin, use that facewash which contains tea tree oil, neem leaf extract and salicylic acid, so that it thoroughly cleanses skin without making the skin overtly dry. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’* Apply foundation but not with your fingers. Always use foundation brushes as it helps you to clean your skin of germs and also if you use fingers for applying foundation, it will stick to your fingers and not on your face.* Use a primer before applying foundation on your face so that it lasts for a long time. The primer makes your skin safe from the direct touch of any chemical and your skin looks healthy.* Leave the moisturiser, sunscreen or primer for two minutes to set in, before applying foundation and if you feel your skin looks oily after this process, wipe your face with a soft wet tissue. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix* Apply dots of foundation on the cheeks, forehead, chin and tip of your nose. Don’t apply foundation all over your face. The objective is to even out the skin tones and not apply an opaque mass. If it’s too much, you will look like a jester and if too less, you will look unpolished.* Mix the dots together. Make sure that there are no noticeable lines near your hairline or jawline.* Set the foundation with translucent loose powder. This will provide you the natural look. No need to apply loose powder on your face.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: North 24-Parganas police on Wednesday started a suo motu case against Sayantan Basu for the derogatory statements he had made during an election rally in Basirhat’s Bhabla on Tuesday.Basu is contesting the elections on BJP’s ticket from Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have also lodged a complaint with the returning officer at Basirhat in this regard. A senior leader from the district said that no political leaders can make such remarks which are highly derogatory and may also intimidate the voters. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring his election rally on Tuesday, Basu said that he would ask the Central force personnel to fire bullets not aiming at the feet but the chest of those who will create trouble. His statements invited criticism from various quarters. The district police have booked Basu under seven different sections of the IPC. BJP leader Basu has however claimed that their party workers were not allowed to paint wall graffiti by the Trinamool Congress activists in Basirhat. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe also alleged that police are slapping various charges on their party workers and hence he had lost his temper. Basu also stated many other cases were already pending against him in various police stations and the new case is just an add-on to the old ones. He also stated that he would inform the matter to the Election commission. They might stage sit-in demonstration in front of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer in the state protesting against the false cases that have been slapped the BJP party workers in various parts of the state, Basu maintained. Trinamool Congress candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan in her Twitter handle urged the people not to get intimidated by the threatening statements made by her political opponent. She also reminded that our democracy propagates peace and not violence. It was learnt that the Election Commission will examine the video footages of Basu. The commission may also seek clarification from Basu in this regard. Meanwhile, the CEO office has already sought a report on various controversial statements of other BJP leaders including Mukul Roy, BJP’s candidate from Jadavpur Anupam Hazra.last_img read more

first_imgKirk Cousins made the right call to sign with MinnesotaKirk Cousins will reportedly sign with Minnesota on a fully guaranteed 3-year, $86 million contract and Colin thinks the signing is a no-brainer.Minnesota’s explosive weapons and arguably the best defense in the NFL give him a supporting cast that no other team could come close to matching. With Cousins, Colin thinks the Vikings are set up to win the NFC North for the foreseeable future. They probably would be without him. He clearly made the right decision. Green Bay has wasted Aaron Rodgers’ primeFresh off an NFC Championship Game appearance, Minnesota looks like they’ll be even better next year after signing Kirk Cousins, and continue to separate from the rest of the NFC North, including the Packers.The Packers have covered up roster deficiencies with Aaron Rodgers generational ability since winning the 2012 Super Bowl, but have been complacent about adding talent through free agency. Now they have a bad roster, and unlike Cleveland or San Francisco, don’t have much cap flexibility.The Packers have been on a slow and steady to decline since winning the 2012 Super Bowl, and by failing to surround Rodgers with a competitive roster have wasted the prime of his Hall of Fame career with a roster that isn’t worthy of his talent. The NFC North is Minnesota’s division now.Also:– Drew Brees greatness is underappreciated– Sammy Watkins to the Chiefs sounds like a bigger deal than it isGuests:Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst I sin-studio talking Kirk cousins signing with the Vikings; why Richard Sherman negotiated a bad deal.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief joins the show to talk Colts GM Chris Ballard willing to trade the 3rd pick; and the impact of Kirk Cousins signing with the Vikings.last_img read more

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 1 min read Top executives have been peeling off from Tesla, and adding to the mix is the company’s chief of engineering, who just took a six-week leave of absence in the height of Model 3 production issues. In the wake of all this, Elon Musk just announced a hackathon to try to solve the bottleneck and its two worst “choke points.” In other news: It might be Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday, but things at Facebook aren’t on the up-and-up just yet. After an audit following the Cambridge Analytica controversy, the company suspended more than 200 apps that may have misused user data. Plus, a list of the richest people in the world shows the Waltons — the family behind Walmart — as the richest people in the world, surpassing the likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.  Register Now »center_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals May 14, 2018last_img read more

first_imgCourtney and Ann have previously clashed during conversations about sexuality and gender before, most recently during Saturday’s episode as Ann rolled her eyes whilst Courtney and Wayne discussed sexuality. Shane also discussed Ann’s stance on LGBT issues with fellow housemate Wayne Sleep during Sunday’s episode.Wayne Sleep made headlines after revealing to his fellow housemates that he was unable to come out as gay whilst his mother was alive.Discussing Ann Widdecombe’s stance on LGBT rights with Shane, the veteran dancer said that her history shouldn’t be used against her.He said: “She did Strictly Come Dancing, that is not a politician anymore.“This is a little show which I adore being in and there’s a woman here and you want me to pick her up about her past misdemeanours that you don’t agree with?”Shane then referenced his knowledge of Ann’s voting record, which notably caused them to clash with Ann during an early episode of the series.They conceded that whilst her voting record was shocking, Ann had not been hostile to them during the show.Shane said: “I did my research before I came in… She’s a lot lovelier than I thought.”Wayne was then surprised to hear Ann’s previous opposition to marriage equality, before then moving on from the conversation.“This isn’t a soapbox to start talking about politics,” he said.Despite early expectations, Ann Widdecombe is now set to win this year’s Celebrity Big Brother, overtaking Courtney Act.Watch Shane and Amanda’s heated discussion of Ann belowRemember Shane J @CourtneyAct‘s wardrobe malfunction on launch night? @amandabarrie11 hasn’t forgotten it… and she’s got something to say! #CBB— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) January 28, 2018 Celebrity Big Brother: Courtney Act becomes the first star nominated for eviction this weekCourtney Act calls for Celebrity Big Brother fans to show ‘compassion’ to Ann WiddecombeCourtney Act won Celebrity Big Brother and fans are so happy about itPINK NEWS- Shane Jenek, the star behind Courtney Act, discussed Ann Widdecombe and her voting record with fellow housemates Amanda and Wayne during Sunday’s episode.After the topic had been raised earlier in the show, Amanda said to Shane that any views Ann had about LGBT rights were irrelevant to liking her as a person.“I think the gay rights thing is a bit dodgy quite frankly,” she said.“I get on with Ann quite fine and I’m in a civil partnership.“I don’t discuss it, I don’t discuss Catholicism. That’s it, full stop, I like her.”Amanda continued, referencing her civil partnership with her partner, author Hillary Bonner.“You think this is some sort of platform for gay rights or something and you’re not even in a civil partnership,” she said.Shane responded by bringing up Ann’s voting record on LGBT issues, which has included opposing an equal age of consent, the Equality Act, same-sex adoption and civil partnerships.Shane said: “Well to be fair, in 23 years of parliament she voted against every single pro-LGBT piece of legislation, which is your rights as a human being.”Amanda replied: “It’s not my rights, it doesn’t affect me at all! I’m married.”Shane was quick to respond by pointing out that she had benefited from LGBT rights.They said: “Amanda you have these rights not due to people like Ann, but because of the people who stood up against Ann.”Amanda then stated that she prefers to ‘take people as they are’ and that LGBT rights are not the only rights to be fought for.She said: “When I got married, we didn’t ask for anyone’s acceptance. Every single person has taken it for who we are.“It’s not all about gay rights, there are a lot of other rights going on.”Shane agreed with Amanda and then moved the conversation towards Ann’s opposition to abortion.Amanda Barrie is best known for her role as Alma on ITV soap opera Coronation Street.In a heartfelt admission in her autobiography, Amanda spoke of how she was terrified to come out as bisexual due to the impact she believed it would have on her career. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Courtney Act has argued with housemates Amanda Barrie and Wayne Sleep about Ann Widdecombe’s voting record and stance on LGBT rights.During her time as an MP from 1987 until 2010, Ann vehemently opposed gay rights – voting to block them at every opportunity.  Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — With a growing number of visitors to Cancun, the ambassador of Brazil to Mexico says there is a need to strengthen bonds noting that Mexico has become an important growing market for Brazil.Wanja Campos da Nóbrega, the Ambassador of Brazil in Mexico, has been living in and touring Cancun and other parts of the state of Quintana Roo for the past eight months in an attempt to increase alliances with Mexico.The Brazilian Ambassador recently met with the Director General of Tourism of Benito Juárez, Jane García who says that Brazilian tourism is up 28 percent over 2016.Garcia explained that last year, not only did the state record more than 166,000 Brazilian visitors, they also recorded more than 12,000 Brazilian residents in the state of Quintana Roo.The tourism minister said that the reason for the visit was to make alliances with the idea of strengthening relations between the two countries. She also indicated that the ambassador, who has been in Mexico for 8 months, has been touring different parts of the republic to learn more about the country and become known among the members of the tourism-related bodies.She highlighted that during 2017, 166,000 Brazilians visited or entered through the Cancun International Airport, which represents an increase of 28 percent compared to the previous year. She also noted that the state has about 12,000 Brazilians as residents.She said Brazil is an important market for Mexico tourism, adding that the average Brazilian vacations in the state for seven to 14 days. Wanja Campos da Nóbrega expressed her support for the state with Brazil and will continue to work bringing Brazilian visitors to Mexico.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

first_imgNo related posts. The Salk Institute of Biological Studies gave two groups of mice the same high-fat diet, but one group only had access to food during an eight-hour period. After 100 days, the restricted-access group exhibited less weight gain, less liver damage and lower levels of inflammation. Although this was an experiment on animals, theoretically the logic could apply to people. It could be that our systems and organs each have their own biological clock, so at certain times of the day, our liver is at peak performance in processing toxins and fats and our digestion simply works better. If we match our eating schedule to these biological schedules, we could help fight obesity, high cholesterol and other modern illnesses. Although human trials are necessary to test and refine this daily-restriction theory, one human study on another form of restrictive eating did show positive benefits.For people who are happy with a grazing diet style, feel free to continue eating five or six small meals a day. No point messing around with something that works (and it works for many individuals). People are different and what suits one person’s biological circumstance does not necessarily work for others. But if you have reached a weight loss plateau, or if the eat-little-and-often concept has not worked, then you could test this daily time restriction for yourself; just remember to keep your calorie intake at current levels and restrict eating to daylight hours when you are most active (assuming that you keep a normal schedule). Ideally, you should eat sensibly during your eight hours; i.e. lean protein, fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and good fats such as oily fish, nuts and olive oil. However if your current diet is distant from this ideal, stick to what you eat now and see if simply applying the eating window makes a difference to your weight and mood. You can experiment with the exact timing of this window as long as it is within daylight hours, but be aware that you will need time to adapt. Stick with it for a month to decide whether or not the regime works for you. Unless you have a diagnosed medical condition such as diabetes, this style of restricted consumption should not be detrimental to your health, as long as you are sensible. If you are concerned about possible consequences, consult a doctor or nutritional therapist and ask for dietary supervision. Julie Godfrey BSc (Hons) is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and full member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). See or email sources:“Americans Find Doing Their Own Taxes easier Than Diet and Health,”“When You Eat Matters, Not Just What,”“Extended Daily Fasting Overrides Harmful Effects of High Fat Diet,”“Alternate Day Fasting and Chronic Disease Prevention,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Facebook Comments From the print editionA recent survey by on food and health by the International Food Information Council concluded that 52 percent of U.S. citizens find it easier to figure out a tax return than to understand what they should and should not consume to be healthy. Now we’ll add to the confusion. After years of being told to eat “little and often,” scientists are now saying that starving ourselves for a few hours each day could help control weight and delay the onset of degenerative diseases. center_img Julie Godfreylast_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. FORT MEADE, Maryland – U.S. military prosecutors demanded Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning spend at least 60 years in jail for handing a vast trove of classified government files to anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks.Capt. Joe Morrow urged the trial judge to impose a tough six-decade sentence and a $100,000 fine to “send a message to any soldier contemplating stealing classified information.”Manning’s defense counsel, David Coombs, insisted that this would be far too harsh a sentence for a young man with a chance of rehabilitation, who had expressed remorse and who had cooperated with the court.Coombs said that if a defendant like Manning had been jailed in 1953, he would have missed a huge slice of modern history and events like the moon landing through the Watergate scandal and the invention of the cellphone to the present day.He pleaded for a sentence that would allow Manning one day to walk free, find love, get married and live his life, arguing that he had acted out of a humane but naive desire to halt the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.“He is a young man, he is a very intelligent man,” Coombs said. “He’s caring, he’s respectful, he’s a young man. He was in fact young, was in fact naive, but certainly was good intentioned.”The military judge overseeing Manning’s court martial, Col. Denise Lind, brought the sentencing hearing to a close and said she would briefly reconvene the court on Tuesday before retiring to consider the punishment.Last month, the 25-year-old former army intelligence analyst was convicted on a raft of espionage and theft charges that could see him jailed for up to 90 years.Lind is to decide how many years Manning will serve on each charge after a sentencing hearing at Fort Meade, a military base just outside Washington, D.C.Manning pleaded guilty to charges that could see him serve 20 years in a military prison, and Lind has deemed him guilty of several more.Morrow dismissed the argument that Manning was a naive and troubled soldier who believed he was doing good by exposing abuses in the U.S.’ conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Instead, the prosecutor branded the leaks “destructive” and said Manning was a “determined insider who exploited an imperfect system.”Manning, a former intelligence analyst who obtained the files when he was deployed in Iraq, has become a hero to his supporters, who see him as a whistleblower who lifted the lid on U.S. foreign policy.More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for his nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize.But the U.S. government painted him as a reckless traitor who put fellow soldiers and his country in danger when he handed 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, which published them.The defense contends that Manning hoped to spark a debate on U.S. policy, and that his superiors ignored repeated signs of his emotional distress and should never have sent him to Iraq nor given him security clearance.Expert witnesses testified during the sentencing hearing that Manning was confused about his gender and sexuality and under enormous psychological stress.For his part, Manning took the opportunity of the sentencing hearing to apologize for his actions.“I’m sorry that my actions have hurt people and have hurt the United States,” he told Lind last week.“I want to go forward,” he said. “I understand I must pay the price.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more