JeM terrorist arrested in J&K’s Baramulla district

first_imgA Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was arrested in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Arampora-Azadgunj area, was arrested on a credible input during an anti-militant operation in Baramulla town, he said. According to the spokesperson, Salhea was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and was wanted in two cases registered at the Baramulla police station this year. Salhea was part of a group involved in planning and executing terror attacks in the area, he said. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from his possession, the spokesperson said.last_img

Ateneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera added 10.Joshua Umandal had 10 points to lead the Tigers who struggled in the offensive converting just 27 of its 93 spike attempts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the second game, Far Eastern University bounced back after losing the third set and dropped De La Salle, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, to take its second win.The Tamaraws are now at 2-1 to tie UST at the second spot while La Salle dropped to 1-2. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Better competition key to Kai Sotto’s improvement, says Uichico Ateneo took down University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, to earn the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles continued their win streak and improved to 3-0 while the Growling Tigers slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mark Detablan had 17 points to lead FEU while getting ample support from three of his teammates.Redijohn Paler and Richardo Solis had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tamaraws while substitute Jude Garcia added 11.Arjay Onia had a game-high 19 points to lead the Green Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinho

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed friends have labelled him as the man who got Jose Mourinho sacked. The Swiss scored two goals to help Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1.Mourinho was subsequently fired as United on Tuesday and Shaqiri has received some messages from his friends about the impact of his goals.”I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened,” Shaqiri said in an interview with The Guardian.”There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.”I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.”There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.” last_img read more

Video: Here Is Your First Look At Cardale Jones In A Full Buffalo Bills Uniform

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Today is the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, which gives fans the opportunity to see recent draftees in their new uniforms for the first time ever.Here’s a look at former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, a fourth-round selection of the Buffalo Bills. The Bills haven’t had a long-term solution at quarterback since the Jim Kelly era. It may take Jones some time to acclimate himself to the professional level, but Rex Ryan and company are hoping he can eventually prove himself worthy of being a starter.last_img

New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

first_imgTOKYO – Tokyo’s famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction.The customary clanging of bells opened the auction for raw and frozen tuna, which crammed the huge warehouse wall-to-wall, at the waterfront Toyosu facility. The rhythmical shouts of the auctioneers and the special hand signals by the bidders that followed were unchanged from Tsukiji, the smaller, more accessible home the market recently left after more than eight decades.The top bid for tuna, a delicacy much like premium-grade beef in Japan, was 4.28 million yen ($38,000), not an unusually high price for quality tuna.The more than 400 kinds of seafood at the market come from all over Japan, as well as from abroad, including octopus, eel, sea urchin and other items special to Japanese cuisine.The market serves top restaurants and everyday supermarkets alike. The move was delayed for two years because of worries about contamination, including arsenic, at the Toyosu site. Measures were taken to ensure safety, such as better water pumps and extra concrete sealing.Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike attended the opening and expressed hopes for the location’s success.“Of course, things are different here,” she said of how the new place may take getting used to.“We must build the Toyosu brand, day by day, to make it a symbol of Tokyo, and of Japan. I hope to move forward with all of you.”Officials and workers then clapped rhythmically in celebration of Toyosu’s opening, the same customary gesture for good luck that had closed Tsukiji on Oct. 6.Free-of-charge tours for the public start Saturday, including seeing the auction from a huge glass window. Visitors will not be able to go on the auction floor as they could at Tsukiji. Reporters got a tour of the grounds Thursday.Like Tsukiji, Toyosu also has a vegetable wholesale area, where auctions also take place. In several spots in the same market complex are tiny restaurants, including the ones that used to be at Tsukiji but also new ones.Still, much of the humbly quaint atmosphere of Tsukiji was gone in the sterile factory-like environment of Toyosu. Whether Toyosu can attract tourist traffic remains to be seen.Serving as reminders were the people zipping around in their scooting carts, as busy as ever.Toyosu is a bit farther to get to than Tsukiji, which is within walking distance of downtown Ginza. Toyosu is reachable by an unmanned monorail called Yurikamome. A walkway from Shijo-mae station, which means “in front of the market,” leads right to the Toyosu market.About 40,000 people used to visit Tsukiji each day, not just retailers and restaurant operators but also “salarymen” on lunch breaks and tourists from all over the world.It’s unclear whether the stalls serving noodles and raw-tuna bowls that remain in the area surrounding Tsukiji will continue to be a draw without the backdrop of a real market.Many fish wholesalers, workers and supporters had opposed the move out of Tsukiji, alleging that Toyosu was inefficient and unsafe. A handful of businesses were continuing to sell inside Tsukiji, saying they hoped to fight the planned tearing down of the old construction.Tsukiji is being turned into a parking lot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. What gets built afterward is undecided, according to the Tokyo city government. But it’s clearly prime real estate, and plans under consideration include a casino.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyamalast_img read more

Moroccan Sahara France deems useless Algerias statements against Morocco French Senator

first_imgParis – French Senator, Christian Cambon stressed that France considers Algeria’s hurtful and hostile statements against Morocco “useless.”Commenting on the decision of Morocco to recall its ambassador in Algiers, following the escalation of acts of provocation and hostility by Algeria against the Kingdom, Cambon told MAP that the position of France on the Sahara issue is well known.“The position of France vis-à -vis the Sahara issue is well known. It advocates dialogue and believes that hurtful and hostile comments are useless,” he said, noting that the initiative of the advanced autonomy proposed by Morocco in the Sahara “is a legitimate and positive basis for discussion that should help move things move foward” towards a final solution to this issue.“We must explore this initiative with constructive rather than provocative statements, and use dialogue as the only way find a common ground,” said  Cambon, also Vice -President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defense, and armed forces at the French Senate. Morocco has decided on Wednesday to recall for consultation its Ambassador in Algiers in response to a number of hostile and provocative acts by Algeria against the Kingdom, particularly with regard to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.last_img read more

Columbus Crew draw English Premier League team Crystal Palace FC

The Columbus Crew hosted English Premier League team Crystal Palace F.C. in an international friendly at Crew Stadium Wednesday and a game with unlimited substitutions resulted in a 2-2 draw between the American and British sides.Forward Adam Bedell drew first blood for the Black and Gold on an arching assist by defender Eric Gehrig in the 15th minute, but the opposition was not deterred as Palace’s Glenn Murray equalized with a 36th minute strike.The final 10 minutes of the first half saw the visiting Eagles engage a tighter defensive stance of contesting for possession, likely inspired to battle after their forward evened the game for them.“From the start, they sat back a little bit. That’s just the way that they, that’s just their game plan,” Bedell said after the game, speaking to what the Premier League squad did differently from the Major League Soccer defenses the Crew face every week. “A good block of eight, good defending … MLS teams, when the game’s 0-0, you just play. You don’t see that, that block of eight very often so I think that was the big difference.”Another Crystal Palace goal by substitute midfielder Jake Gray in the 70th minute of play occurred following a scuffle in the box, during which Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson pled his case for having been interfered with on the play. The goal stood to give the guests the 2-1 lead after they had been threatening in transition for the majority of the evening.One of the Crew’s three defensive halftime substitutions saw a homegrown player from Bexley, Ohio, in Ross Friedman get his first career action in a Black and Gold kit when he came in for fellow defender Chad Barson.Friedman, 22, had been playing for the USL-PRO affiliate Dayton Dutch Lions but got the call to suit up as a Crew reserve against a top-flight international team.“I think going out at Dayton and trying to do the little things right — not slacking in any way — you know, prepares me for situations like this,” Friedman said. “This opportunity proves to show we can get called at any point. Situations happen and you’ve got to be ready. So I felt happy with my preparation and I’m ready to build off of it.”Columbus notched an 80th minute goal, however, to tie the game once more.Crew center midfielder Agustin Viana delivered a lofting assist from 35 yards away and his attacking counterpart, Daniel Paladini, fought to contact the ball in midair for the equalizing header. The tie game endured through two minutes of second-half stoppage time.“Adam (Bedell) was fantastic. He had a great header and Danny (Paladini) made a nice run trying to get midfielders running into the box. I was pleased over all,” Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said.Berhalter, who played as a defender for Crystal Palace from 2001-02, added that “the defending could have been a bit better.”The game marked the first of three stops on Crystal Palace’s American tour before the Premier League season kicks off in August.The Crew are slated to resume MLS play when they travel to Foxboro, Mass., to take on the New England Revolution in a crucial Eastern Conference matchup Saturday.Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. read more

Softball No 18 Ohio State swept to begin Big Ten play against

Ohio State junior infielder Emily Clark makes a tag on a Wright State runner on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternIndiana began Big Ten play with a bang, sweeping the No. 18 Ohio State softball team in all three games the two teams played this weekend, outscoring the Buckeyes 19-4 in the three games.Indiana (10-21, 3-0 Big Ten) took control of the series from the beginning, holding the Buckeyes (19-7, 0-3 Big Ten) to just two hits in the first game of the series.Indiana’s junior pitcher Tara Trainer, a player Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly described as “very competitive” and said would be one to watch for in this series, pitched all seven innings of the 6-0 shutout. The six unanswered runs for the Hoosiers came in pairs starting with two runs in the first inning, followed by two more in the second and another two in the fourth.The Buckeyes got on the board in the second game, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Hoosiers.Ohio State scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Junior catcher Emily Clark doubled and advanced to third on a throw while junior shortstop Lilli Piper made it to home. Clark later scored after senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin reached on a fielder’s choice.In the bottom of the fifth, however, Indiana put five runs on the board that inning alone. Freshman catcher Maddie Westmoreland’s home run contributed three of the five runs.Ohio State grabbed one run back after Clark scored in the top of the sixth, but the Hoosiers responded with four more runs in the bottom half to put the game out of reach. Ohio State was not able to get back in the game in the seventh, bringing Game Two to a close and giving the Hoosiers their second win of the weekend, ending the game at 9-3. The Buckeyes kicked off the third game with a home run by Piper in the top of the first.The Hoosiers tied the game in the bottom half of the first, however, with sophomore right fielder Gabbi Jenkins scoring on a wild pitch.The score remained at 1-1 until senior shortstop Rachel O’Malley stepped up with the bases loaded and hit a bases-clearing double to give Indiana the 4-1 lead. That base hit proved to be the game-winner for the Hoosiers.Ohio State will have its first home game at Buckeye Stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Kentucky. read more

Gracia geared up for tough Bournemouth test

first_imgAhead of their trip to Bournemouth on Wednesday, Watford boss Javi Gracia says his side needs no extra motivation to beat Eddie Howe’s side at the Vitality Stadium.Gracia saw his side lose 4-0 at home to Bournemouth in their first meeting in the Premier League in October.As they prepare to travel to Bournemouth on Wednesday, Gracia wants his side focused on the tactical and technical aspects of the game, and not on revenging their 4-0 defeat.“I don’t think my players need the motivation to do our best,” he told the club’s official website.“I know my players and I know in all the games without exception they give their best. They don’t need extra motivation to play against Bournemouth.”In the October clash between the two teams, Watford had a player sent off after Bournemouth took the lead.Joshua King then scored a brace after Christian Kabasele was shown red and the first half ended 3-0.Callum Wilson completed the scoring two minutes into the second half to make it a humiliating 4-0 home defeat for Javi Gracia’s side.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“It was a very, very tough game for us,” Gracia said, recalling the events of the game.“After the sending off, it was difficult to play with ten players and losing 2-0. It was tough for us. I saw the game many times, not only the period against ten men.“I saw when we played with 11 and that was for around 30 minutes. In that moment, I think we conceded one goal and I think we didn’t play badly.“We could have done many things better but we kept a good level in that 30 minutes. After that it was a bad game, maybe I made some decisions, like playing Capoue as a center-back to see if able to have more options.“There were different situations, decisions like that. But I am sure it will be different. We know it will be demanding against a good team, but I am sure we compete in the same way as in other games, we have options.”last_img read more

COMPASS Youth Center Offers Safe Place For Teens

first_imgThe center is located at Mile 26.5 off the Kenai Spur Highway, in the Nikiski mall right next to M&M Market. It opened its doors in August of 2018.The coffeehouse located at the mission pictured with operators Sullivan and Destiny Jackson Brigham: “Kaladi Brothers donated an espresso machine, a grinder, and a bunch of other various things to help get us going. They are also giving us a really fair deal on coffee to help support the organization.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The COMPASS youth center in Nikiski, provides a safe place for after school drop-in for teenagers. The center offers a variety of programs to help youth develop character, life skills, and direction. Todd Brigham: “The COMPASS is a faith based non-profit. Our mission is to really get our youth, middle and high school, pointed in a good and healthy direction and to help navigate the teenage years.”center_img THE COMPASS partners with various organizations in the community and is entirely run by donations as a 501c3 non-profit organization. The location sat vacant for 18 years and was remodeled with the help of over 800 volunteer hours by individuals in the community.THE PASS is now officially a 501c3 non-profit organizationIn the morning the COMPASS operates a coffeehouse where anyone is welcome to come have a cup of coffee.  100% of all the proceeds from the coffee shop go to support the COMPASS youth center and its various programs. The drop-in center is open weekdays 2:30-6pm, and the coffeehouse is open weekdays 6:30am-1:30pm.last_img read more

Khaleda pleads for justice

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at the court. Prothom Alo file photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission has failed to prove the allegations it brought against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Her lawyer, former speaker Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar said this presenting his arguments in the graft case on Thursday.”Analysing all arguments and evidences produced by the prosecution in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, I have come to the conclusion that the ACC has not been able to prove any charges against her,” he said.”So,” Sircar expressed his conviction, “the accused will definitely benefit if (the prosecution) fails to prove beyond any reasonable doubt the charges brought in a criminal case.”Jamiruddin Sircar, a standing committee member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, told the court that “Khaleda Zia pleads for justice. Please uphold the spirit of justice (while making judgement about her).”Sircar read out certain portions of the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s self-defence statements in the court and repeatedly emphasised the importance of rule of law, democracy and justice in society.He drew the attention of the court as to whether the statements made by prime minister Sheikh Hasina and other Awami League leaders would be considered as interference into functioning of the court.Sircar quoted Sheikh Hasina and other Awami League leaders as saying that Khaleda Zia stole the money of orphans.Describing the tenure of military-controlled takeover on 11 January 2007, which is commonly said as 1/11 changeover, as a black chapter in history, Jamiruddin Sircar pointed out that this case was filed then with a ulterior political motive to damage her political career.There are 30 other cases filed against Khaleda at that time and later, Sircar mentioned.Former attorney general AJ Mohammad Ali placed his arguments in favour of Khaleda Zia on Wednesday.Khaleda Zia’s trial in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case is being held under the Fifth Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka, of judge Akhtaruzzaman, set up at Aliya Madrasa premises in old Dhaka.The BNP chief reached the special judges court in the morning.The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case with Ramna police station on 3 July 2008. It accused Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and four others allegedly for embezzling over Tk 21 million brought from abroad for using it in the welfare of the orphans.The accused were indicted in the case on 19 March 2014.last_img read more

PM to start election campaign soon

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister and Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina will begin her party’s election campaign on 30 January, almost a year ahead of the upcoming national parliamentary polls.She will visit Barisal on 8 February and then other divisional cities as part of her polls campaign tour, party leaders said.Premier Hasina will then start touring the administrative districts, in view of their importance for the AL during the parliamentary elections.Other central AL leaders will in the meantime start their countrywide campaign from 26 January, they said. A total of 15 separate teams have been formed for these tours.A office has been set up in the city’s Dhanmondi to manage election strategies, monitoring and organisational activities.In the past, Hasina had always begun her election campaign after the election schedule was announced. She used to start or end her campaign by visiting the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (RH).According to senior AL leaders, this is a ‘pre-election campaign’. The premier will have several more tours after the polls schedule is announced, sources in the party said.The premier, while addressing the nation to mark the completion of her government’s four years at the helm, spoke on when and how the next elections will take place.In her 12 January address to the nation, Hasina expressed her optimism that all the parties registered with the election commission (EC) would join the elections to be held under her government.Hasina’s speech has heated up the election-oriented political activities in the country. Things are likely to heat up further with the divisional and district wise election campaign of the prime minister and other AL leaders, observers say.AL leaders think there is no chance of repeating the 5 January 2014 election as BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is determined to participate in the next elections.The AL leaders also feel that early campaigning is needed to control the situation to address any grudges among the people as the government has stayed in power for two continuous terms. The party’s internal conflicts with more than one candidate vying for nomination in most of the seats is also an issue, party leaders admitted.AL presidium member Abdur Razzak told Prothom Alo that there is no other option than campaigning. The Awami League will definitely win if the people are apprised of the development works of the government, he added. He said that the party will be much stronger after prime minister and the party committees complete their respected tours.City corporation, national polls both in sightThe Awami League and government sources said along with visiting the shrine and holding political rallies, the prime minster during her Sylhet tour will inaugurate and lay the foundation of several development projects. All her official visits outside of Dhaka will include political rallies.Reliable AL sources said the divisional tours are being carried out with the national and city corporation elections in view. The city corporation elections in five cities – Gazipur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet and Barisal – are expected to be held in March-April.According to the local government election rules, the prime minister, ministers, and member of the parliament, cannot participate in any election campaign.That is why the ruling party chief is expected to complete her divisional tour before the election schedule is announced.BNP candidates won in all  these five city corporation elections in 2013.15 teams of central leadersEach of the 15 teams of the central leaders comprises six to 16 members. These teams will hold rallies and meetings from upazila to district level till the announcement of the national election schedule. The party has 76 organisational districts across the country, distributed among these teams.AL presidium member Faruk Khan said the committees will hold meetings to explain to the people the merits of electing Awami AL candidates. The committees will also make people understand the demerits of electing the BNP-Jamaat alliance candidates and the loss they have done to the country, he added.A central AL leader, on condition of anonymity, said party chief Sheikh Hasina has asked the party leaders to highlight two factors. Firstly, the development done by the government and secondly, the violence allegedly committed by BNP-Jamaat men and the graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family.The publication section of the party has been instructed to publish booklets on a large scale on the development works done by the government and also highlighting the negative activities of the BNP.Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) secretary Bodiul Alam said it is the AL’s political right to show the government’s development and to promote the negative activity of the opposition. But, he said, there is also the question as to whether the other parties are getting the same right or not as the opposition is not allowed to hold any programme and is attacked in the streets.According to him, there should be level-playing field for everyone.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Saimul Huda.last_img read more

Long tailback on DhakaTangail highway

first_imgVehicles are moving slowly on Dhaka-Tangail highway. There is a huge tailback. Kamonashis Shekhor takes this photo from Elenga bus stand area of Kalihati in Tangail.Thousands of home-bound people have been stuck on both ends of Bangabandhu Bridge on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to a 10-kilometre tailback in the district.The tailback began forming on the highway on Monday night for excessive pressure of northern-region-bound vehicles.The toll collection was disrupted sometimes as the traffic congestion reached close to the toll plaza office of the bridge, officials said.Tangail traffic inspector Eshraj Hossain said the tailback from Hatikumrul intersection in Sirajganj in the west of the bridge reached to the east of the bridge on Tuesday. And so, the bridge authorities suspended collection of toll at times, he added. Rangpur-bound bus passenger Abul Hossain said that he reached Bangabandhu bridge from Dhaka in 10 hours, and is stuck in the congestion near the bridge.last_img read more

Biloxi Faces Flooding As Nate Makes Second Landfall On Gulf Coast

first_imgThere’s a dumpster sitting on Hwy 90 in downtown Biloxi, MS. #Nate #MSwx @WLOX pic.twitter.com/7ocUJEWmIx— Wesley Williams (@WesWilliamsII) October 8, 2017Photographer Mike Theiss posted video on Twitter he said was the interior of Biloxi’s Golden Nugget casino:Surge pushing up Water and spilling onto the end of Dauphin St. This is right by the convention center in downtown. pic.twitter.com/EoEB00BQRw— Adam Olivier FOX10 (@adamolivierwx) October 8, 2017Two other Twitter users posted videos of flooded parking garages:]Kayaking anyone? Downtown @City_of_Mobile has a little flooding from #HurricaneNate2017 #nate @weatherchannel pic.twitter.com/KUXq2DF2m3— Michael Schubert (@Schubacabra) October 8, 2017Wesley Williams of WLOX wrote that power had been knocked out in downtown Biloxi by the forceful winds.Pictures and videos show parts of U.S. Route 90, which runs east and west along much of the Gulf Coast, completely submerged in water.The Associated Press reports Nate is the first hurricane since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina to make landfall in Mississippi.But Katrina is better known for causing the widespread destruction of New Orleans in neighboring Louisiana that year. This time New Orleans, which is located about 90 miles to Biloxi’s west, appeared to miss the brunt of the storm. Mayor Mitch Landrieu had imposed a curfew on the city but lifted it when the National Weather Service canceled a hurricane warning for the area. City officials still cautioned residents to take shelter from heavy winds.The situation was different to Biloxi’s east. Mobile, Ala., experienced flooding of its own.Adam Olivier of Fox10 tweeted what he said was water inundating downtown Mobile:Another tweet showed more extensive flooding, in what was said to be downtown Mobile:At 2:15 a.m. local time Sunday, the National Weather Service of Mobile measured water surges of 5.6 to 5.7 feet at locations near the city.The National Hurricane Center predicted that “Nate’s center will continue to move inland across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.”The agency said Nate will “quickly weaken as it moves farther inland” and “should degenerate into a remnant low late Monday.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share Mark Wallheiser/Getty ImagesLanny Dean takes video as he wades along a flooded Beach Boulevard next to Harrah’s Casino as the eye of Nate pushes ashore in Biloxi, Miss., early Sunday.Updated at 9:07 a.m., ET SundayHurricane Nate is rapidly weakening, but the the National Hurricane Center is warning of storm surge flooding continuing as heavy rainfall pours down over a swath of southeastern states.The hurricane’s center will continue to move inland across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.Nate was downgraded to a tropical storm, hours after it made landfall for the second time early Sunday morning, near the city of Biloxi, Miss.Videos and photos from Biloxi show water inundating parts of the city.In its 7 a.m. CT advisory, the NHC said storm surge warnings remain in effect for the areas between the Mississippi and Alabama border to the Okaloosa and Walton County Line, Fla. While tropical storm warnings remain in effect throughout the Alabama and Florida border eastward to Indian Pass, Fla.Water is expected to rise by five to eight feet between the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Alabama/Florida border, including Mobile Bay, Ala.#StormSurge coming inside entrance of Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi #HurricaneNate pic.twitter.com/Sv0wwIbjWu— Mike Theiss (@MikeTheiss) October 8, 2017Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue for the next couple of hours.1st floor parking garage at Harrahs Casino in #Biloxi flooded #Nate #mswx @wbrz pic.twitter.com/dNw6j0HGWE— Mark Armstrong (@TvMarkArmstrong) October 8, 2017center_img WHAT A DISASTER!Hurricane Nate FLOODS ENTIRE Casino PARKING GARAGE in Biloxi!#HurricaneNate #Biloxi pic.twitter.com/Q6KfEYkWgz— Mariah Honey (@ButterflyHoney) October 8, 2017last_img read more

Alana Robinson DC High School Graduate is a Triple Threat

first_imgAlana RobinsonWhen Alana Robinson closes her eyes, she pictures herself on a Broadway stage in New York City. She dreams of bright lights, musical scores and cheering audiences. As lead senior vocalist for the Duke Ellington Show Choir Ensemble, Robinson dedicates most of her time to singing, dancing and performing. A graduating senior at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Robinson has performed across the Washington metropolitan area as a vocalist and dancer. However, unlike many of her peers, Robinson regularly leaves the stage for the track, where she competes as a sprinter. She started running to stay in shape for cheerleading, but eventually fell in love with the sport. Because Duke Ellington doesn’t have a track team, Robinson competed as part of the Woodrow Wilson Senior High track team. “Running is something I do to stay level-headed,” she said. “When I’m running, it clears my mind.” Robinson—a key member of Wilson’s 2016 relay team—said the importance of teamwork and communication is transferable from the track to the stage. “They require the same commitment,” she said. “Even though with track, most of the time I’m doing individual races, there’s always a time when we do relays, so I have to get with my team to practice. Her performances with the Ellington choir requires the same team participation. There might be solos here and there, but we’re all still one big group.” Robinson was recently honored as a recipient of the 2015-16 District of Columbia State Athletic Association’s Student-Athlete Scholarship. The scholarship is reserved for student-athletes who lead not only in athletics, but also thrive in the classroom and community. “I think just by virtue of competing in high school athletics, sort of automatically elevates them to some extent in the eyes of their peers,” said the association’s executive director, Clark Ray. “Being able to juggle some demands of school and competitive athletic venture, it just goes hand in hand.” In addition to track and Ellington show choir, Robinson also competes in pageants. She was named first runner-up in the 2015 Miss District of Columbia Teen USA pageant. During summers, she works as a lifeguard at the local pool. Despite juggling a full-time schedule, Robinson was able to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.31. She will study musical theater at Temple University in the fall, and hopes to continue running in college.last_img read more

Negative mood promotes craving for sweets

first_imgResearchers have found that those who suffer defeat or are in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind.The research published in the journal Appetite focused on how a person’s emotional state—particularly in the competitive world of sports — affects the perception of taste.“We found how emotions arising from the outcome of college hockey games influenced the perception of sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami (savory) taste. In addition to hedonic responses—or how much they liked or disliked the foods,” said Robin Dando, assistant professor of food science at Cornell University in the US. Emotions experienced in everyday life can alter the hedonic experience of less-palatable food, implying a link to emotional eating, the study said.last_img read more

Memories of matrons

first_imgMuch acclaimed poet and author Keki N Daruwalla launched his new book – ‘Daniell Comes to Judgement: New and Vintage Daruwalla’, a collection of short stories at The India Habitat Centre in the national Capital recently. Most of the stories are written from a woman’s perspective – a woman’s voice, moods and memories – in a span of less than two months. ‘Bars,’ a new story, is a commentary on the strains of intolerance staining the social fabric. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe collection includes stories where fantasy and myth transport one to the pre-language, pre-script era – to amphibious trains and an island of birds. In short, the master storyteller weaves his magic yet again. “I don’t know how the matter of writing from a woman’s voice came to my mind, but in case of some of the stories you can see, if I would have written them in a man’s voice, (the husbands voice for example) it would not have been a short story,” said Daruwalla, who has written over 12 books and had published his first novel ‘For Pepper and Christ’ in 2009. “Keki writes in a reflective way about an India of which he is extremely affectionately disposed towards. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe affection in Keki’s writing is something very particular to him. He likes the people he is writing about and he communicates himself,”said writer and publisher, Ritu Menon, present during the book-launch along with academic, food critic and historian Pushpesh Pant.Keki’s writing is mostly concerned with rural India but in this new book, he concentrated on the urban scenario. When queried about the reason, he said, “Prose writing is all about what you know and what you come across. It is the characters we meet and the kind of situation that you can write on.”last_img read more

Google releases new political ads library as part of its transparency report

first_imgGoogle, yesterday, released an archive of political ads purchased on its platforms. The new library of political ads reveals how much money is spent on these ads across different states and congressional districts, along with a list of top advertisers. Political ads feature federal candidates or currently elected federal officeholders. Google has been modifying its transparency report by adding different sections over the years due to European privacy laws, encryption adoption on websites i.e. HTTPS, among other evolving policy and user expectations. Read also: EU slaps Google with $5 billion fine for the Android antitrust case The latest archive is another newly added section in the company’s regular transparency report This report shares data revealing “how the policies and actions of governments and corporations affect privacy, security, and access to information. This is Google’s efforts to make things more transparent when it comes to online political advertisements. Now, for any advertiser purchasing election ads on Google in the U.S., they have to “provide a government-issued ID and other key information that confirms they are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, as required by law. We also required that election ads incorporate a clear “paid for by” disclosure”, says Google. The new election ad library is searchable, downloadable and provides information about the ads with the highest views, the latest election ads running on our platform, and specific advertisers’ campaigns. The data from the Ad Library is publicly available on Google Cloud’s BigQuery. This data is particularly helpful for researchers, political watchdog groups and private citizens as they can leverage this data to develop charts, graphs, tables or other visualizations of political ads on Google Ads services. Apart from Google, Facebook and Twitter are other tech giants, who launched ad archives in recent months. Twitter ad archives are a part of the company’s increased transparency efforts. “We clearly label and show disclaimer information for federal political campaigning ads,” says Twitter. Facebook has been under a lot of controversy regarding advertisements, especially after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of political ads during the 2016 elections. Also, A.G., Bob Ferguson, last month, proved Facebook guilty of providing discriminatory advertisements on its platform. Facebook, now has its own political ad archive that shows information about who paid for these ads along with other details. Google seems to be following Twitter and Facebook’s footsteps when it comes to political and issue-based advertising on its platform. Whether this comes at a right time, with the election season coming up soon, is another matter to be debated. The new database is updated every week and anyone can see the newly uploaded ads and the advertisers uploading these ads. Google mentioned in their blog that despite the Ad Library providing many new insights, it’s still “working with experts in the U.S. and around the world to explore tools that capture a wider range of political ads—including ads about political issues (beyond just candidate ads), state and local election ads, and political ads in other countries”. Google’s aim with this is to protect these campaigns from digital attacks. “We hope this provides unprecedented, data-driven insights into election ads on our platform,” says Google. For more information regarding Google’s new political ad archive, check out the official Google blog post. Read Next Facebook must stop discriminatory advertising in the US, declares Washington AG, Ferguson Google’s new facial recognition patent uses your social network to identify you! Google is missing out $50 million because of Fortnite’s decision to bypass Play Storelast_img read more

Aviation industry recognises space pioneer

first_imgNeil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, has become the first astronaut to be awarded the Global Aviation Leadership Award (GALA). The GALA, awarded to Armstrong by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at their 66th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Berlin, was in recognition of the contribution the space program as a whole has had on making aviation safer and more efficient. IATA CEO Giovanni Bisignani recognised the thousands of people who have pushed the boundaries of space travel, but said that Armstrong holds a very special place of honour. On top of being a test pilot for over 200 models of aircraft and leading the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong has also helped prepare the next generation of aviators by teaching aeronautical engineering, Bisigani said. The GALA, established in 2002 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brother’s historic first flight, has only been awarded to three other people. But Armstrong is the first person to receive a GALA from the space program. Many of the innovations the commercial aviation industry relies upon today have roots in the development of the space program, Bisignani said.“Even our ability to process information can be traced back to the microchips developed to support NASA’s Apollo missions,” he said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/24e01/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

Accor targets emerging markets with 100 new hotels

first_imgAccor plans Latin America, Middle East and APAC expansion. Accor has its eye on the 400 mark, with plans to add an extra 100 hotels on its current 300 properties over the next two years.Speaking at ITB Berlin, the group revealed plans to add an extra 6,500 rooms by 2015 across its Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery and Grand Mercure brands.Focusing on emerging markets, Accor revealed new properties would be built mainly in emerging markets, including; Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific.“One can now count on a strong European voice in the luxury and upscale market. Our brands combine the best of international standards with French style,” Accor president Yann Caillère said.“Our ambition for our brands and their networks are immense and we are ready to expand rapidly in this market.”Currently, 42 percent of Accor’s luxury/upscale hotels located in the Asia Pacific region and 35 percent in European cities.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more