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SubInspector another cop injured while trying to arrest dreaded criminals

first_imgKolkata: A police Sub-Inspector in Nadia’s Chopra suffered bullet injuries in his lower abdomen while another received critical head injuries after being attacked by some miscreants as they went to arrest two dreaded criminals at Laxmipur village late on Friday night.The incident has triggered a political slugfest between the Trinamool Congress and the Congress in the district with one accusing the other of unleashing a reign of terror and backing criminals. The incident sparked tension among the locals prompting the district police officers to set up a police picket in the troubled area. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaA police team reached Dangipara area under Chopra police station on Friday night to arrest two notorious criminals — Md Swadagar and Md Sahid who had reportedly taken refuge in a house. On the basis of specific information, the police raided the spot and surrounded the house. As the police officers were preparing to enter, some miscreants opened fire from the house during which Pintu Burman, an Sub-Inspector was injured. A bullet hit his lower abdomen. The police reportedly retaliated and the incident led to an exchange of fire between the two sides. No miscreants were, however, injured in the police firing. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersLater, when the police team tried to step into the house, a gang of miscreants suddenly attacked them. Another police officer, identified as Praveen Gurung, was injured when his head was slashed with a sharp weapon. The police have, however, managed to arrest a number of them, including main accused Md Swadagar against whom many criminal cases were pending in various police stations in the district. According to the police, Burman and Gurung are undergoing treatment in two separate hospitals in North Bengal. Senior police officers including IG North Bengal Anand Kumar visited Chopra.last_img read more

Mack Jack McConaughey Announces Miranda Lambert To Perform At Charity Event

first_imgMack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, announces today that Grammy award-winning, Vanner Records/Sony Nashville recording artist, Miranda Lambert will headline its gala night on Thursday, April 20, 2017 with Jack Ingram opening as part of MJ&M’s two-day event in Austin, Texas.Mack, Jack & McConaughey Announces Miranda Lambert to Perform at ACL Live at The Moody TheaterTickets will be available to the public on Friday, February 3, at 10 a.m here.Texas native Miranda Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed the honor for seven consecutive years. Her recognitions include two Grammy Awards, 13 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and 25 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards as well as many other accolades. Miranda released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.“I am thrilled to join my dear friends for the 5th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey event in April. The impact of their effort is off the charts and I am glad to help. We are going to have an incredible night,” said Lambert.This spring marks the 5th year of the Mack, Jack & McConaughey event. Every year thousands of guests enjoy two full days of events, all benefitting charities working to empower kids through health, wellness and education programming.“There is nobody better than Miranda to take year five of MJ&M to the next level. Matthew, Mack and I are so proud to have seen MJ&M grow from a fun idea into an impactful effort already investing more than $5 million into charities working to empower kids,” said Ingram.On Friday, April 21, MJ&M will continue with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Simultaneously, MJ&M will host a fashion show and luncheon chaired by Lifestyle expert and co-founder of Yummy Spoonfuls Camila Alves McConaughey. Friday wraps up with the Jack & Friends concert at ACL.Funds raised at MJ&M 2017 will support Cure Duchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin.Sponsors of this year’s event include: Allstate, Fashion Forms, H-E-B, Wild Turkey, American Campus Communities, Nike, Target and The Mrs.last_img read more

BC Conservation Officer Service says no one wins feeding deer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) is reminding residents to not feed deer as this causes issues for public safety and becomes a major issue for the deer’s health.The BCCOS has received multiple reports in the Peace area of individuals feeding deer which encourages deer to congregate and stay in the urban environment shares Conservation Officer Tristan Montjoy.With the exposure and desensitizing to humans, these deer become habituated and food-conditioned to people which makes them lose their natural response behaviours to predators which can lead to conflict between humans and the deer. Sometimes habituated deer can act aggressively in some cases towards pets and humans, especially in cases where a Doe and fawn might be present. Creating risks to humans within the urban environment.Another issue with deer in urban environments is the damage they can cause to private property by eating ornamental trees, garden and lawns.The other concern voiced by Montjoy is that deer are prey species so congregating in an urban area is likely to attract predators to the same environment. By having positive encounters with pets, especially dogs the deer cannot differentiate between coyotes and wolves.With deer being fed items that are not natural to their diet or their environment this can lead to malnourishment and nutrient deficiencies which is not ideal for these animals, as well as the increase of transmitting diseases as these deer are in a concentrated area.BCCOS knows feeding deer is not illegal yet they encourage you to be mindful to clean your yard of food sources to discourage the deer from foraging.Deer are healthiest in their natural environment. If you have a concern with a deer and your property call the RAPP line at; Call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Networklast_img read more

Man Utd send support to stabbed fan in Paris

first_imgLondon: Manchester United sent the club’s support to a fan stabbed by a taxi driver in Paris in the wake of the English giants remarkable Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. “We were shocked to hear about the incident with one of our fans who was stabbed while in Paris for the Champions League game,” said United in a statement. “Everyone at the club wishes him well during his recovery.” A French police source confirmed to AFP that a man had been wounded on Wednesday after an argument with a cab driver but that his condition was not believed to be life-threatening. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together According to Sky Sports the fan, who is 44, was travelling to the centre of the French capital with three friends when the driver objected to their boisterous celebration of United’s 3-1 win to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals. A spokesman for Britain’s foreign ministry said: “We are in touch with the French authorities following an incident involving a British man in Paris on March 6 and stand ready to offer assistance if required.”last_img read more

Congress likley to announce candidates for seven seats today

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress is expected to announce its candidates for the seven seats in Delhi on Sunday, putting to end speculation of an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.Different names from different seats were being discussed in the party, said sources. Party president Rahul Gandhi to finalise the list thereafter the party will announce. Sources said that one list is like Ajay Maken from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, while Sheila Diskhit could be nominated from Chandni Chowk. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is likely to contest from West Delhi, Ramesh Kumar from South Delhi, JP Agarwal from North East Delhi and Rajkumar Chauhan from North West Delhi, IANS quoted the Congress leader as saying. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThere is also another possibility that Ajay Maken, is likely to be given ticket from New Delhi. Senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal is likely to be fielded from Chandi Chowk, which he represented twice earlier. The other former parliamentarians expected to contest are Mahabal Mishra, JP Agrawal, Ramesh Sharma and Rajkumar Chauhan. Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP was adamant that along with Delhi, the two parties should fight together in Haryana and Punjab, a demand that was not acceptable to his party. Meanwhile, on Saturday AAP said that an alliance just in Delhi is not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else with AAP. The AAP accused the Congress of playing “spoilsport” in alliance talks and “being unfair” by not giving them any seat in Punjab and asking for too many seats in Delhi.last_img read more

Another big bite of Apple Tech giant plans to sell as much

by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Feb 2, 2015 2:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Another big bite of Apple: Tech giant plans to sell as much as $6.5 billion in bonds NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.The technology giant will sell a combination of bonds with maturities ranging from five years to 30 years, according to a filing with U.S. regulators. The company was originally trying to sell $5 billion in bonds, according to traders, but investor demand has been strong and Apple’s offering might go as high as $6.5 billion.The sale is not one of the largest bond offerings from Apple.Apple sold roughly $17 billion in bonds in 2013, which at the time was the largest bond sale ever by a U.S. company. A year later, Apple sold $12 billion in bonds.The company has used the proceeds previously to pay investors dividends and increase its share buybacks.Apple has plenty of cash already. It reported $178 billion in cash and marketable securities on hand at the end of December. But most of that is parked overseas and, like several other large tech companies, Apple has been reluctant to incur taxes that would apply if it used that money in the United States. As of Dec. 27, Apple said $157.8 billion of its cash and marketable securities are held by foreign subsidiaries and would be subject to this country’s higher corporate tax rates if brought home.With so much money on its balance sheet, Apple is considered an ultra-safe investment and has typically paid investors extremely low interest rates on its debt.The company is also likely taking advantage of the recent drop in bond yields. The U.S. 10-year Treasury note, which is often used as a benchmark for other bonds, was trading at a yield of 1.67 per cent Monday — its lowest level in two years.Meanwhile, the company has taken steps to appease investors, including the outspoken Carl Icahn, who believe they should receive more of the company’s profits. Apple increased its quarterly dividend to 47 cents a share from 44 cents last year. As of the end of December, the company said it had bought back $73 billion worth of stock as part of a $90 billion repurchase program.The company earned a stunning $18 billion in profit on record sales of $74.6 billion for the quarter that ended Dec. 27.___Technology Writer Brandon Bailey contributed to this report from San Francisco. read more

Nice to eat you Pope meets his chocolate double

first_img Beyond Meat’s chairman reveals how the meat industry hit a ‘bottleneck’ that’s sparked a revolt among shoppers hungry for change (BYND) How to change the owner of a Google Doc by adjusting its sharing settings on your computer Uber will study Dallas as its possible next self-driving car market (UBER) The Wing’s cofounder just became the first visibly pregnant CEO featured on a business magazine cover POPE FRANCIS WAS presented with a life-size chocolate statue of himself on Wednesday from 20 amateur chocolatiers, according to The Daily Mail.Here’s the statue in all its glory. It was made of 1.5 tons of cocoa from Atitlan, in Guatemala:- Additional reporting Aoife BarryRead: Here’s Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan>Read: The Pope’s Harley Davidson was just sold for almost €250k>last_img read more

Judge hits out at people who let dangerous dogs roam around offlead

first_img 20,287 Views Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 2:28 PM Share215 Tweet Email4 A JUDGE HAS excoriated the State, local authorities and dog wardens for their “blind indifference” to dangerous dogs being allowed to roam around off-lead and un-muzzled by their owners in publicCircuit Court President Justice Raymond Groarke set aside a date especially to deal with the future of a German Shepherd, also known as the Alsatian wolfhound, which, he was told, has already attacked twice.After hearing that the authorities have still done nothing about a dog known to have bitten twice, including injuring an eight-year-old schoolboy, Judge Groarke branded their failure to act as “an absolute disgrace”.Barrister John Nolan told the Circuit Civil Court that when eight-year-old Milo O’Brien knocked on a neighbour’s door to inquire if they had seen his own missing pet dog he was attacked and bitten by the neighbour’s Alsatian which had lunged at him from behind its front door.Nolan, who appeared with Tracey Solicitors for Milo, now aged 10, and his mother Anne O’Brien, said the boy had been bitten on his left leg by the dog, owned by Stephen Collier, Knocknagin Road, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.He said Milo, of Knocknaginra, Balbriggan, as well as suffering two wounds to his leg, had developed psychological trauma as a result of the attack and had to live with the knowledge that the dog that attacked him was still living next door.Nolan said Alliance Assurance, with whom Collier had an insurance policy which also covered pets, had offered Milo a settlement of €25,000.“I fear that if this offer is not accepted by the court Alliance may raise an issue of an exclusion clause in the policy regarding animals governed by the Control of Dogs Act,” Nolan said and asked that the court approve the offer.Nolan said a clause in the Alliance policy excluded cover for dangerous dogs as specified in regulations made under the Control of Dogs Act unless they were “at all times” muzzled and under effective control. He said that while the dog was not muzzled the question remained had it been under effective control.Injuries Board He said the Injuries Board had, with the consent of Alliance, assessed damages for Milo which it found to be valued at €25,000. A medical report revealed evidence of teeth marks on the boy’s left shin, puncture wounds and superficial laceration consistent with the bite of a dog. Nolan said Milo had been left with two small scars.When Nolan said the dog involved in the attack was still living at the Collier homestead, which Milo had to pass regularly, O’Brien told the court the attack, in August 2015, had been reported to the authorities which had also been told that the same dog had been involved in a previous attack.Judge Groarke asked what more effective control could one have than to have their dog behind the front door.“Owners who allow dangerous dogs to roam around off-lead and without a muzzle are almost entirely ambivalent about the fact that if their pets stepped out of line they could do untold harm particularly to children,” Judge Groarke said.He said that on his way to court this morning he saw a dog, clearly a wonderful pet but clearly capable of committing untold harm to someone, and neither on a lead or muzzled.“There is no real enforcement by the State, dog wardens or local authorities regarding the running free of these animals,” Judge Groarke said. 41 Comments By Ray Managh Mar 8th 2017, 2:28 PM center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/serav Image: Shutterstock/serav This was a different case in that the dog was behind the front door and while the natural affection for the beast is understandable it annoys me intensely when I see the hurt that these dogs do. People seem to think their dog is an exception to the rule.He thought it was an absolute disgrace that the authorities, having been told this was the second time this dog had been involved in an attack and bitten someone, had not stepped in and dealt with the animal.Nolan told Judge Groarke that Milo did not have a fear of dogs before the attack but now was frightened of them. Having the dog remaining nearby his home had created a worry for him.Approving the €25,000 settlement to Milo, Judge Groarke said he would hold on to the matter and put it in for mention in two weeks time.“I am concerned that there is a degree of pain and suffering continuing for this young lad because the dog continues to live near him and I want to make sure that it is dealt with,” Judge Groarke said.FactCheck: Are restricted dog breeds inherently more dangerous than all the rest? Short URL Judge hits out at people who let ‘dangerous dogs’ roam around off-lead and un-muzzled The comments were made at a hearing where a young boy was awarded €25,000 in damages after being bitten by a neighbour’s German Shepherd.last_img read more

Lightsaber Dueling Is Now an Official Sport in France

first_img You can now engage in mock Star Wars fights in France: The nation’s fencing federation just recognized lightsaber dueling as an official sport.The French Fencing Federation, which recently approved lightsaber dueling, aims to encourage young citizens to take part in more fitness activities, including this interactive sport, the Associated Press reported. With lightsaber dueling, Star Wars fans can engage in fun, competitive play and get a killer workout.The lightsaber, which hails from George Lucas’ saga, can typically cut a Sith lord in half. However, the LED-lit, polycarbonate lightsaber replicas used in the French sport won’t have these same powers. Thanks to technology though, each lightsaber comes with a chip that emits an electric rumble noise, just like the blades the characters use in the Star Wars movies.Lightsaber dueling: Some basic rules.— John Leicester (@johnleicester) February 18, 2019Lightsaber dueling has similar rules to fencing: Points are granted depending on where players’ blades make contact (hitting the body or head is five points, arms or legs is three points, and hands are only one point), and the first player to reach 15 points wins a match, The Verge noted. If a match doesn’t end in three minutes, then the player with the highest score will automatically win.Of course, there are safety precautions as well: Players are required to wear protective gear on their bodies at all times to prevent injuries. Additionally, the placement of the lightsaber is key, similar to how the characters engage in combat in the Star Wars films: Each lightsaber’s point needs to reach behind a player before they attempt to hit their opponent. With this rule, the French Fencing Association will enforce large sweeping motions instead of quick stabs of the blade during gameplay.Master Yoda won’t be training Jedi athletes anytime soon, however, it could be fun to engage in fake lightsaber fights with other Star Wars enthusiasts in France.More on ‘Star Wars’ Tweet Might Be Teasing an ‘Episode IX’ Title RevealJ.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set‘Star Wars: Outer Rim’ Is a Bounty Hunter Board Game Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on targetlast_img read more

Lim brothers knocked back potential Donaco investor as boardroom division revealed

first_imgDonaco International founder Joey Lim and his brother Ben found themselves fighting against the wishes of key company executives long before a recent move by shareholders to remove the brothers from the board.A divide between the Lim family and Donaco International executives while Joey was fighting to maintain control of the company came to light on Friday following publication of a decision by Australia’s Takeovers Panel against the acquisition of shares in December by Asian investment firm Orchard Capital Partners (OCP). Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale looms RelatedPosts Load More The Takeover Panel ruled that OCP was not entitled to the on-market acquisition of a 9.71% stake in Donaco because the market was unaware it was in the process of enforcing its security interest over the 27.25% stake held at the time by Joey Lim. OCP had loaned Lim more than US$34 million under a secured lending agreement in 2017, roughly 18 months before he defaulted on an interest payment on 5 November 2018.According to details of the decision published on Friday, OCP introduced an unnamed gaming industry firm to Donaco Chairman Stuart McGregor, Executive Director Ben Reichel and Joey Lim in January of this year with the firm keen to invest in Donaco via the purchase of new shares equal to 15% of issued share capital and at a significant premium to market price.The strategic relationship would also have seen the firm assume management rights for one of Donaco’s properties – either Star Vegas in Cambodia or Aristo International in Vietnam. However, while McGregor and Reichel voted in favor of the transaction taking place, the Lim brothers voted against it. The transaction ultimately never eventuated.Notably, the Takeovers Panel’s decision revealed that while Donaco was considering the investment proposal, the Lim brothers had introduced an alternate proposal from a consortium in which they held a material personal interest. According to the Panel, Donaco submitted its concern that introduction of the alternate proposal by the Lims was “opportunistic, vexatious and frivolous, and had been made for a collateral purpose, namely, to delay or frustrate a potential transaction between Donaco and the Potential Placee in order to pave the way for the alternate proposal.”It was also revealed that OCP had recommended Matthew Hunter – a director of fellow Australian-listed gaming firm Silver Heritage Group – to sit on the Donaco board. In an email dated 18 December, an OCP representative wrote, “I have copied Mathew Hunter. Mathew sits on the board of a number of companies we have invested in. We think he would be suitable as a board member of Donaco.”Another email to McGregor dated 9 January stated, “We would very much appreciate if you could arrange to meet Matthew as soon as is convenient as we are confident he would be a very positive addition to the DNA board.”Donaco instead announced former Silver Heritage Chairman David Green as a new addition to the board in April after hiring a recruitment consultant.In another twist, Silver Heritage Chairman James Spenceley recently acquired a 5% stake in Donaco on-market and quickly launched an action to remove the Lim brothers from the board.Joey Lim had his employment with Donaco terminated in March, but remains a non-executive director of the company, as does Ben Lim whose tenure as interim Managing Director and CEO came to an end last week following the appointment of Paul Arbuckle as new CEO.last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 9

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 9 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Frozen Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceJessy Cate’s CupcakesPolish PrincePurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSilvergroveTewksbury HoneyArt FestShady Lane Art StudioJuiceBox DivaCasey Lee CanvasPair of JacksSmithwaresPSM Art StudioYelizavet RuizAdditional Attractions:Balloons with YarrowHand Flowers at the Kids TablePower of Flowers at the Community TentLive Music with Tom ColantuoniLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”last_img read more

Unlocked iPhone deal 0 financing and first 3 months of service free

first_img CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Boost Mobile Comments Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Phones Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS Share your voice Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 See It $999 iPhone XR and XS: 6-month check-in See It See it See It Sprint $999 6:24 Mint Mobile is offering 0% financing on a variety of iPhone models (not just the XR), plus three months of free service. No contract, no obligation to stick around. Mint Mobile Hoping to buy a new iPhone? The smart move is always to buy it outright (and unlocked), and then take it to the carrier offering the best deal on service. Alas, that’s the expensive-up-front move, too: Even the “entry-level” iPhone XR starts at $749, hard to swing for most folks.The Big Four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) offer financing deals, sometimes with 0% interest, but then you’re locked into a service contract as well — usually for at least 24 months. The phone is usually locked as well.Don’t like that idea? Check out Mint Mobile’s latest deal: 0% financing on any unlocked iPhone and three free months of service. If you decide to go elsewhere after that, there’s nothing stopping you. Your only obligation is to pay off the phone over 24 months.See it at Mint MobileThe iPhone models available here range from the 6S (which would run you as little as $18 per month) to the XS Max (starting at $46 per month). The sweet spot is arguably the iPhone XR: $32 per month for the 64GB model. All the phones are new, not refurbished; the financing is provided by Affinity, and of course you’ll have to get approved first, same as with any such deal.The service plan is pretty generous: unlimited talk and text, plus 8GB of 4G LTE data per month. After that, you buy service in 3-, 6- or 12-month chunks. Another 3 months on the same plan, for example, would cost you $60 (which works out to $20 per month, an extremely competitive rate). See all of Mint Mobile’s plans here.This is really an outstanding way to buy a new iPhone, because you can finance it interest-free and use it with pretty much any carrier you want. Three free months of service: icing on the cake.Your thoughts?Read more: The best phones for 2019 3 Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR The Cheapskate Now playing: Watch this: 4G LTE Sprint T-Mobilelast_img read more

Maddineni felicitated

first_imgGuntur: Former MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao on Tuesday felicitated RVR&JC Engineering College assistant professor Maddineni Sudhakar in Guntur city. Maddineni Sudhakar motivated many students to join NCC and won applause from Guinness Book of World Records for his services. He received many puraskarams from the President and Governor for his outstanding services. He got over one hundred puraskarams as RVR&JC NCC coordinator. The latter took to sanction scholarships to the poor students. He recently got doctorate for services. DSR Mitramandali president Damacherla Srinivasa Rao was also present.last_img read more

Kamal urges all to vote in the morning

first_imgKamal Hossain. File PhotoJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Saturday urged people to go to polling centres across the country in the morning to cast their votes, reports UNB.“I call on the respected voters, please go to polling stations in the morning and cast your votes. Don’t get scared. If you go (to voting centres), miscreants will flee… they can’t overpower people’s strength,” he said while addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU).The Oikya Front leader also urged the young voters to go to polling stations in time to exercise their franchise. “Keep in mind you’re finished if you fear, you’re Bangladesh if you resist.”Claiming that people have much fear and apprehensions in their mind over the election, Kamal said this needs to be removed. “Now there should have been a festivity, but there’re much fear and apprehension in public mind,” he said.The 11th national election of the country is set to be held from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday without any break.last_img read more

Plaintiff does not know the accused

first_imgBangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity secretary general Mozammel Haque. Photo: CollectedMirpur police station in the capital issued a charge sheet against the general secretary of Jatri Kalyan Samity, (Passenger Welfare Association) Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, on 31 May in a case filed in connection with extortion.But the plaintiff, Dulal Hossain, says he neither filed the case nor did he know the accused. Two of the witnesses say they did not give any deposition with the police.Mozammel Haque Chowdhury claimed the case was concocted by the police. The general secretary of the passenger welfare organistation said he was recording a TV talkshow at the time he was shown to be carrying out extortion, according to the case.The police have included three witnesses in the charge sheet, documents show. “I was in Faridpur during the incident. I didn’t give any statement as a witness nor did I sign anywhere,” one among the witnesses Al Mamun said.Another witness Jahangir Hossain said, “Dulal called me over phone and said, ‘Jahangir bhai, you are a witness in this case'””Someone of the Jatri Kalyan Samity took money, but I didn’t know who,” Jahangir added. “The police asked me to sign a paper. I signed and gave my mobile number, but they didn’t take any statement from me,” he said.The third among them, Bappi Hossain said, “The police recorded my deposition the day after the case was filed (5 September 2018), but the investigation officer recorded the date as 25 December last year.”When the investigation officer, sub-inspector Sarwar Jahan at Mirpur police station was contacted he said that the deposition was in line with the plaintiff’s words and the charge sheet too was formed according to that.When asked about the two witnesses who did not make any statement before the police, but were shown as witnesses, the police officer said, “The matter cannot be discussed over the phone in detail.”The case was filed in last September during the ongoing countrywide student demonstration for safe roads. It was said that Mozammel Haque demanded 200,000 taka from Dulal Hossain saying he was a leader of the road transport association. He allegedly threatened Dulal to publish reports against his organisation.Though Dulal was shown as the roads secretary of the Mirpur Road Workers Committee, he denied being so.”My father is illiterate and he can hardly sign his name,” said the daughter of Dulal who is a student at Government Bangla College in the capital.”He was framed. He went to the Mirpur police station the day after the case was filed. He came to know about the incident after seeing the copy of the statement there. A number of people forced him to sign there,” she said.”The case was to stop me as I try to free people from the sufferings in transport sector and try to bring order there,” Mozammel Haque said.last_img read more

Scientists Make Ink Disappear Make Paper Reusable

first_img Do laser printers emit harmful particles? Citation: Scientists Make Ink Disappear, Make Paper Reusable (2009, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — Despite ongoing efforts to save the trees, many offices print high volumes of paper documents on a daily basis. Although many companies encourage paper recycling, both disposing of and recycling paper have negative environmental impacts. What if there was a way to reuse printed paper by removing the ink and quickly transforming it back into clean, white paper? That’s the idea from Thomas Counsell and Julian Allwood of the University of Cambridge, who have investigated print removal techniques in a recent study. Of course, as Counsell and Allwood note, the idea is not new. Since medieval times, monks have removed the print from parchment to allow it to be reused, and a handful of patents already exist on the concept, though the techniques used are unclear.In 2006, Counsell and Allwood outlined a program of research into toner removal, and their most recent study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, demonstrates a promising toner removal method. They found that a combination of solvents can remove toner print from paper without harming the paper to make it reusable, although the resulting paper is not quite as white as new paper.In experiments, the researchers used a single toner-paper combination: the toner came from an HP 4200 dtn black-and-white laser printer, while the paper was white, uncoated, wood-free 80 gm-2 Canon copy paper. Upon experimenting with several solvents and combinations, the researchers found that applying a mixture of 60% dimethylsulphoxide and 40% chloroform, followed by an application of ultrasound agitation to separate the pigment from the paper, could make the paper sufficiently reusable. As the researchers found, dimethylsulphoxide alone is poor at removing print but results in white paper, while chloroform is better at removing print but leaves a grey surface. Together, the solvents provide a paper that has a slightly off-white color and a slightly rougher surface than a new sheet of paper, but is still re-printable. The scientists suggest that, in the future, a technique for removing print from paper might be carried out at a central recycling plant or in an office, such as by being integrated into a copy machine, printer, or recycling bin. But while solvents like chloroform would probably be acceptable to use at a plant, some solvents would probably not be considered safe for office use. Before the researchers start considering implementing the technique, more work is needed, particularly in investigating the economic, safety, and environmental implications. For one thing, the researchers want to perform repeated tests on the paper over multiple cycles of reuse and over extended periods, in order to determine the lifespan of the paper. In addition, other paper types and printer types would likely work better with different solvents.In addition to paper lifetime, there are sustainability issues to consider as well. For instance, in the experiments, at least 100 ml of solvent was required to clean a sheet of paper that had been covered with the standard 5% coverage of print that is quoted by printer manufacturers. At 10 sheets of paper cleaned per liter of solvent, the process raises questions about viability and the possibility of reusing the solvent, which would likely have further safety and economic issues. Despite these challenges, the basic principle of removing toner print from paper with solvents appears plausible, and may have benefits if investigated further.More information: Thomas A. M. Counsell and Julian M. Allwood. “Using solvents to remove a toner print so that office paper might be reused.” Proceedings of the Royal Society A. doi:10/1098/rspa.2009.0144Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Explore further Reprinted office paper. (a) For comparison: text on fresh paper, (b) water, (c) dimethylsulphoxide, (d) chloroform, (e) dichloromethane, (f ) acetone, (g) 80% acetone + 20% chloroform (h) 40% chloroform + 60% dimethylsulphoxide. Image copyright: Counsell and Allwood. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Better Than Prime Day ThinkPad X1 Carbon Now 830 Off

first_imgLenovo is jumping out ahead of Amazon Prime Day with an unbeatable sale on ThinkPad laptops. The highlight is a killer deal on the 5th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This laptop may be a few years old but the huge savings Lenovo is offering makes it hard to pass up. Originally $1,679, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) with a Core i5-6200U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is now just $849 (a whopping $830 off) when you use the coupon code THINKDB1.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) for $849 w/ coupon THINKDB1 ($830 off, Core i5/8GB/512GB SSD)This specific ThinkPad X1 Carbon was one of our favorite laptops of 2017 because of its long battery life, vibrant display and premium yet lightweight chassis. What makes this deal even sweeter is that the laptop’s inflated retail price was our biggest gripe when it first launched.MORE: Amazon Prime Day: Date, Start Time, Sales, and PredictionsIt would be remiss to not mention that two newer versions of the X1 Carbon are also available. Those newer systems are on sale at modest discounts, with the stellar 6th Gen model starting at $1,139 ($380 off) and the brand new 7th Gen version going for $1,349 ($150 off). Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) for $1,139 w/ coupon THINKBFNJ ($380 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) for $1,349 w/ coupon THINKBFNJ ($150 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD)If those notebooks aren’t for you, then you can score some massive savings on some of Lenovo’s other laptops. Our favorites include the Yoga C930 ($450 off with coupon PRESALEYOGA1), an excellent student laptop with a slim chassis and innovative sound bar hinge, along with the slim ThinkPad x280, which is now $710 off. Lenovo didn’t specify when this sale would end, so you might need to act fast. We don’t blame you for waiting until Amazon Prime Day to buy a laptop — just make sure to bookmark our hub page for updates on all the latest deals.Best Amazon Prime Day Laptop Deals in July Author Bio Phillip Tracy, by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy, last_img read more

Air Algerie plane crash

first_imgIn what has already been a month of doom and gloom for aviation, an Air Algerie passenger carrying 110 passengers and six crew has crashed, en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers.The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali, 50 kilometres north of the Burkina Faso border, yet it remains unknown whether there are any survivors, Sky News reported.Burkina Faso transport minister, Jean Bertin Ouedrago said the flight was advised to change route due to a storm in the area, and nearly an hour after take off, Air Algerie reported that contact had been lost with the plane.The airliner was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 from Spanish company Swiftair.Search and emergency operations are working in the area.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

Sudima Hotels opened the doors of a new boutique hotel

first_imgMoss Spa will awaken the senses with its signature treatments using natural ingredients, such as Manuka honey, mineral clay and Kakadu Plum. Both guests and locals can enjoy this luxury space to relax and unwind.The makeup used on site is from Lauren and Louise Cosmetica, a mineral makeup with true pigments from a salon only brand founded by women.Skincare products are provided by Juvenate which are vegan, cruelty-free, sustainably and ethically produced, and Kiwi made. Australian brand Waterlily is on board also, with rich botanicals and essential oils in delicious treatments such as the Triple Berry facial, Lime Caviar facial, and a Pink Champagne and Strawberries body treatment.Vices & Virtues restaurant and bar celebrates locally sourced and sustainable ingredients and offers a range of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based dishes as part of its menu.Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Sudima HotelsAbout Sudima HotelsSudima Hotels is a New Zealand hotel brand that is passionate about and committed to delivering environmentally friendly and accessible hotels in New Zealand. It is an industry leader in setting sustainability benchmarks, having achieved the first carboNZero certification for a New Zealand hotel, and initiating a movement within its group of hotels to become single-use plastic free by 2020. All of its hotels are accessible and have been rated between Bronze and Gold for accessibility by Be Accessible.Underpinned by strong values that centre on caring, doing the right thing and working together, Sudima Hotels focusses on helping guests make the most of their day. Both leisure and corporate travellers will feel welcome and be greeted with a smile at Sudima Hotels.Sudima Hotels current locations include Auckland Airport, Rotorua, Christchurch Airport and has hotels currently under development in the Christchurch CBD, Kaikōura and most recently announced Auckland’s CBD.Sudima Hotels is owned and managed by Auckland-based entrepreneur and property investor Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala. Sudima Hotels opened the doors of a new boutique hotelSudima Hotels opened the doors of a new boutique hotelA great leap forward is coming to central Christchurch as the city continues its rebuild. On 1 June, Sudima Hotels opened the doors of a new $40 million five-star boutique hotel in the central city.Sudima Christchurch City, the fourth hotel in the national group, has added high-grade stock to the city’s in-demand accommodation market with 86 rooms including 45 luxe king rooms, 33 luxe twin rooms, six luxe apartments, and, on the top floor, two executive apartments with outdoor balconies. Not only is the hotel a great development for Christchurch’s central city, but it also brings additional businesses to the upscale site. Exciting additions include Moss Spa, the first purpose-built spa to open since the earthquakes, and Vices & Virtues restaurant and bar.The hotel is part of a new complex on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury Streets, formerly the site of the Strategy office building, which was demolished after the earthquakes. The complex will also include offices, retail and restaurants.Sudima Christchurch City joins existing Sudima Hotels properties at Auckland Airport, Rotorua and Christchurch Airport. Two more, in Kaikōura and the Auckland CBD, are under also construction.True to Sudima Hotels’ reputation as a sustainability, diversity and accessibility leader in the accommodation and hospitality sector, the group aims for all new hotels to be built to a standard that enables certification to carboNZero status as soon as possible following opening, as well as the ability to achieve accessibility accreditation from Be.Accessible. Sudima Christchurch City will open as a single-use plastic-free facility and will be the first hotel in New Zealand to have a plant-based bathroom range and biodegradable slippers.Auckland based Sudima Hotels founder and CEO Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala says, “We are very proud to introduce this new hotel to the Christchurch market. It has something special to offer locals, domestic travellers and international visitors alike. We are adding a new string to our bowwith this hotel, which has the same values and service for which Sudima Hotels is known but provides a luxe, boutique experience that is a new addition for the group.“This is the first new-build hotel to open in the Christchurch CBD since the rebuild began, and it signifies our great confidence in the local market and the prospects for the tourism sector. It represents a deepening of our investment in the greater Canterbury region after the $25 million makeover of Sudima Christchurch Airport hotel in 2015 and our investment in Kaikōura with a new Sudima Hotel due to open there in late-2020. We are especially pleased to have added 28 new full-time-equivalent jobs to the region in opening the Christchurch city hotel – plus contractors – because job creation is vital to the regeneration and growth of the city.”Sudima Christchurch City hotel manager Maree Welgus says Sudima Hotels has kept in mind the needs and interests of locals as well as visitors throughout the development. “Sudima Hotels is an experienced operator around the country and adept at meeting the needs of leisure and business travellers – but with the Sudima Christchurch City development there’s also great establishments for locals to enjoy with high quality dining at Vices & Virtues restaurant and bar, and pampering at Moss Spa. Vices & Virtues restaurant and bar celebrates locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. People are increasingly looking for delicious food that is also nutritious, and a range of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based dishes is a signature part of the menu. Moss Spa is a luxurious space to relax and unwind, it will awaken the senses with its signature treatments using natural ingredients, such as Manuka honey, mineral clay and Kakadu Plum.Both visitors to the city and locals can enjoy these upmarket additions to the city.Fact SheetOpened on 1 June, Sudima Christchurch City has 45 luxe king rooms, 33 luxe twin rooms, six luxe apartments, and on the top floor, two executive apartments with outdoor balconies.All rooms include a range of amenities:Unlimited Wi-FiEspresso pod coffee machineT2 tea range43” smart TVStreamed moviesAmazon EchoOpen tile rain showerLuxury bathroom amenity rangeBathrobe and biodegradable slippersYoga matUmbrellaHeadboard artwork by Aroha Gossage, an emerging kiwi artist Source = Sudima Hotelslast_img read more

Hannelore Baron 1926 – 1987 a Germanborn artis

first_imgHannelore Baron (1926 – 1987), a German-born artist who escaped from the Nazis and emigrated to New York City in 1941, conceived small-scale works of extraordinary impact. She used everyday materials to create delicate collages and mysterious box constructions that evoke both the fragility of life and the power of courage and endurance. These intimate compositions read as universal expressions of human emotion. Baron produced works of beautiful color with her very distinctive touch. Although Baron suffered from severe childhood trauma and debilitating anxiety as an adult, her work shows a joyful energy. Although deeply loved by people who know her work, she still remains an undiscovered treasure to others.Hannelore Baron’s work was the subject of a retrospective organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in 2002, and a show at the Guggenheim Museum in 1989.The opening reception will be held Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00, and the exhibition will run through Saturday, November 1.Leslie Feely Fine Art is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.For more information, please contact the gallery at: Leslie Feely Fine Art, LLC 33 East 68th Street Fifth Floor New York, NY 10065t: 212.988.0040 f: 212.988.0041last_img read more