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ATS officer shoots himself dead in U.P.

first_imgSenior police officer Rajesh Sahni allegedly shot himself dead at his office here on Tuesday.He was an Additional Superintendent of Police with the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad. Mr. Sahni “committed suicide by shooting himself in the temple at 12.45 p.m. in his office with an official weapon,” said ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar.Though he was on leave till the first week of June, he landed at the ATS headquarters in Gomti Nagar. After some time, he summoned his driver and asked him to bring his service revolver, said DIG, Law and Order, Praveen Kumar.The weapon has been sent for forensic investigation and a probe has been ordered, said Mr. Kumar.No suicide note was recovered from the spot.Born in 1969 in Patna, Mr. Sahni was a 1992-batch Provincial Police Service (PPS) officer. He had an M.A in political science. He had joined the ATS in 2014.DGP O.P. Singh said Mr. Sahni “was one of the most promising officers.”last_img read more

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Trying to buy a better suit? Dean Jones trolls West Indies star Darren Sammy

first_imgFormer West Indies captain Darren Sammy got trolled on Twitter by Dean Jones for posting a picture of himself in a chequered suit while on the phone.Sammy posted a picture of himself outside a store and had his phone in his hands. He ran a poll on social media asking his fans to guess what he was doing in the picture.And Jones took this opportunity to troll his friend.”Who can guess what I’m doing on my phone? A) looking at cricket updates B) video calling the family C) trying to get an Uber,” Sammy asked.Who can guess what I’m doing on my phone? A) looking at cricket updates B) video calling the family C) trying to get an Uber#ClarasBoy #ChocolateMan #mensstyle https://t.co/lCpb2lvrzM pic.twitter.com/3pzCzSpfniDaren Sammy (@darensammy88) February 4, 2019The former Australian cricketer answered with, “Trying to buy a better suit?.”Trying to buy a better suit? https://t.co/FSPbyTnEW0Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) February 4, 2019Sammy is currently in Pakistan where he attended the inauguration ceremony of Peshawar Zalmi’s kit and anthem ahead of the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League which will begin from February 14.Sammy was welcomed at the Islamabad airport by quite a lot of fans amid heavy security and was whisked away to Peshawar immediately after that.Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi received the superstar cricketer at the airport and even posted pictures of his arrival on Twitter.The moment has finally arrived. I am elated to announce that @darensammy88 has landed in Islamabad & is on his to meet all the #ZalmiFans in Peshawar. His excitement can be seen as he steps foot in the city of flowers for the very first time. #PakhairRaghlaySammy pic.twitter.com/wjZBvVix3oadvertisementJaved Afridi (@JAfridi10) February 4, 2019The 35-year-old all-rounder has been a part of the Peshawar Zalmi squad since the very first season and even led them to the PSL title in 2017.Sammy was praised for coming to Pakistan to play the PSL final in Lahore as he was one of the few internationals cricketer’s who accepted the offer to play in the country where most of the Test-playing nations haven’t visited since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus.For eight years Pakistan couldn’t host an international match in the aftermath of that incident before the Sri Lankan team returned to play a T20 international at the national stadium in Lahore in 2017 which marked the return of international cricket in Pakistan.Also Watch:last_img read more

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England ‘pounced’ on West Indies after seeing their heads drop, says Moeen Ali

first_imgEngland v West Indies 2017 England take control and Moeen Ali makes hay as West Indies blow chance Share via Email Share on LinkedIn England cricket team Read more Cricket Since you’re here… West Indies cricket team One hundred and 17-run partnerships for England are becoming commonplace at Headingley and a grateful home crowd witnessed another one on Monday night. Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes devastated West Indies’ hopes in the evening session to transform the balance of the match. It was enthralling stuff.There was another handy union of 117 for England’s eighth wicket here as recently as 1981. On that occasion England were in a deeper hole when Ian Botham and Graham Dilley put on their runs against Australia even more quickly and with many more guffaws. news Read more Woakes is not the type to predict a straightforward victory. “We are delighted to have the opposition where they are [West Indies need another 319 for victory]. But it is still a half-decent pitch. There should be some variable bounce and some spin but we will have to bowl well and stay patient. It will be a tough day.” He may be right but the expectation was always that it would be much tougher than this for England by the fifth day.Roddy Estwick, the West Indies bowling coach, who must have been proud of the efforts of his charges until they ran out of juice in Monday’s final session, could take solace only in not so recent history.He is old enough to remember 1984 at Lord’s when West Indies knocked off the 344 required on the final day in 66 overs with Gordon Greenidge cracking a double century.Estwick mentioned this with the implication that anything was possible on the final day of this fine, flawed Test match. It is more likely that an England bowling attack, containing all those musketeers, will prevail. Share on Facebook Umpire Ravi’s wrong call offers England breathing space to take control … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Moeen Ali Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Twitter It was a stand that will live longer in the mind than that of Moeen and Woakes and its ripples were much greater. Even so this partnership between the two gentlest souls of Birmingham was enough to demoralise a West Indies side that had competed tenaciously for three and a half days.Moeen may be politeness personified but he did not seek to disguise the significance of that quickfire 117. “Our position is massively above expectations,” he said .“We felt that their heads were going down after tea. So we wanted to keep burying their bowlers. They were getting tired and they were down as a side and we were trying to capitalise.“Everything came off and that was due to the players at the top of our order, who made them tired. So we pounced on them,” Moeen said.England’s total of 490 for eight was unusual in that there were no centurions but six players passed fifty. This provided further evidence of the depth of England’s batting even if there are well-documented frailties at the top.Moeen’s 84 from No8 came from only 93 balls and there was no great surprise that Woakes at nine should end up on 61 not out. This is a ballast and a balance that England will want to maintain throughout the winter.Woakes reiterated that England’s “fantastic position” owed much to Dawid Malan. His 61 was much more laborious but it sucked the energy out of Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder. Woakes’ presence in the side means the lower-order musketeers, who start with Ben Stokes batting at six, now number four rather than three.“We feel that we can always dig the side out of a hole,” said Moeen. “There are four of us and one of us will get to the opposition. It’s great when we get runs at the top of the order because then we can really capitalise. We all see ourselves as proper batters.” Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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16 days agoNew AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli: Critical fans only motivate me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli: Critical fans only motivate meby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli insists he can handle the doubters.Pioli arrives to replace Marco Giampaolo, though the appointment has been criticised by a section of the support.“I come here with enthusiasm and passion. I’m convinced that we can do great things together,” he said at his Press conference.“I have respect for the fans and they have the right to criticise me, but for me it’s an extra stimulus.“I’ll get to work on both the players’ heads and how we set up on the field. These will be 10 important days and I’ll try to make the most of every opportunity.“My principles are based on ideas, intensity and ruthlessness. Giampaolo’s a good Coach, but he’s different to me.“I’ll have to be good at getting my ideas across to the team as quickly as possible. Let’s start with a good base.“There are some quality players here. Marco’s worked well. I’d like to play the football that the lads will enjoy playing.“I adapt to my players. I have to improve them individually so they can grow collectively.”The 53-year-old coached Inter with little success during the 2016-17 campaign and was an Nerazzurri fan growing up…“The past is the past, I was a kid. Now I’m an adult, a professional who has a great desire to do well.“I need to get to know my players. I’m very demanding of them and myself. I can’t stand shallowness and a lack of ambition. We must do our utmost to achieve great results.” last_img read more

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New Bowl Projection For Michigan State Heading Into Saturday’s Action

first_imgMark Dantonio smiling on the Michigan State sideline.SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 28: Head coach Mark Dantonio looks on after defeating the Washington State Cougars 42-17 in the SDCCU Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium on December 28, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Michigan State Spartans have a 7-5 record, and are in the running for one of the Big Ten’s mid-tier bowl slots. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where Michigan State football could land.It wasn’t a banner season for the Spartans. The team had some nice wins over Penn State and Purdue, but failed to beat rivals Michigan and Ohio State, each of whom took home double-digit wins in East Lansing. They also fell to upstart Nebraska a few weeks ago.The Spartans will be behind Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and likely Big Ten West champion Northwestern in the bowl pecking order. They’ll be jockeying with teams like Wisconsin, Purdue, and Iowa for spots.A new bowl projection as Michigan State football heading down to Tampa for the Outback Bowl.On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He projected that the Spartans would head to the Outback Bowl to face No. 18 Mississippi State out of the SEC.The Big Ten bowl situation largely depends on what happens in tonight’s championship game, and tomorrow’s College Football Playoff selection.Ohio State remains alive for a CFP bid, but needs some help to leap over Georgia, which is a big underdog to Alabama tonight, and Oklahoma, which is in a dogfight with rival Texas at the moment. If Ohio State makes the field, Michigan probably moves up to the Rose Bowl, and it could open up some other options.Single’s projections have Ohio State missing the Playoff and heading to the Rose Bowl, with Michigan going to the Peach Bowl, Penn State to the Citrus bowl, and Northwestern in the TaxSlayer Bowl.The Outback Bowl will be played at noon on January 1 at Raymond James Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.[Sports Illustrated]last_img read more

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Election test for Yogeshwar, Babita and Sandeep as sporting icons join politics

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 19:58 IST Yogeshwar Dutt, Babita Phogat and Sandeep Singh joined the BJP. (Reuters/IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSYogeshwar Dutt, Babita Phogat and Sandeep Singh joined BJP ahead of Haryana Assembly ElectionsThe three athletes will be contesting from Baroda, Pehowa and Dadri respectivelyEarlier, Gautam Gambhir also joined BJP and won from East Delhi in Lok Sabha electionsIt seems like politics is becoming the go-to profession for Indian sportsperson. At no time has this been more evident than during and post the 2019 elections phase where a series of athletes switiched to politics.After retiring from their respective sports, former shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu have turned into big names in politics. Kirti Azad, Jaspal Rana, Mohammad Azharuddin are also among others who started their stint with politics post retirement. Gautum Gambhir is the recent adition to this long list.Going by this, it would not be wrong to say, that politics seems to be a good alternate as a career option for players as well.However, with the ongoing saffron upsurge that is covering the country, most players have preferred to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) than Congress, which is losing its base in several Indian states.Recently, Olympic Medallist Padma Shri Yogeshwar Dutt and former Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh also came under the ambit of the saffron wave.Yogeshwar Dutt, of India’s most successful wrestlers ever and Sandeep Singh joined the BJP ahead of the Haryana assembly elections scheduled in October 2019 and the two will be contesting elections from Baroda and Pehowa respectively.”I want to serve the people. I’ve been influenced by Modji and hence I decided to join BJP. I’ve been following him for a long time. It’s important to come forward to do good work, including sportspersons. I’m happy to be part of this family,” Yogeshwar had said after joining the BJP.advertisementYogeshwar Dutt, who won the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic games, was also in contention for a Lok Sabha ticket from the BJP for recently held Lok Sabha elections 2019. His name was also recommended by the BJP’s state unit.Along with the above two athletes, Commonwealth gold medallist Babita Phogat also started her stint with the politics. The World Championships bronze medallist will be contesting for the upcoming Haryana assembly elections from Dadri.Babita Phogat’s father Mahavir Phogat, who is famously known for turning his four daughters into world-class wrestlers by smashing all social conventions has also become a member of the saffron party.This will be a test for all 3 athletes. Yogeshwar earned himself fame with an Olympic medal. Babita Phogat inspired a movie with her gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games while Surma was dedicated to the achievements of Sandeep Singh.All 3 have proven themselves in their respective fields.But now, they have changed their arena.Gautam Gambhir, an Indian cricket star, had stormed into the political scene with a huge victory over Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely during the 2019 General Elections. He has since been in the news for his work in East Delhi and his stinging comments on Pakistan.This will be a litmus test for Yogeshwar Dutt, Babita Phogat and Sandeep Singh. Can they prove to be as successful in politics as they were in sports?Also Read | Ultimately it is not about MS Dhoni but it’s about the country: Gautam GambhirAlso Read | Kohli captains well in international cricket because he has got Rohit, Dhoni: GambhirFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Election test for Yogeshwar, Babita and Sandeep as sporting icons join politicsOlympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, Commonwealth gold medalist Babita Phogat and former Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh joined the BJP and will contest from the respective seats in the upcoming Haryana assembly elections.advertisementlast_img read more

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Bibby Offshore Hires CSV Olympic ARES

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has signed a charter agreement for construction support vessel (CSV), the Olympic ARES.The agreement with Olympic Shipping will initially be a seasonal charter beginning at the end of Q1 2014 with options to extend.The vessel will be mobilised with ROV’s from Bibby Offshore’s sister company Bibby Remote Intervention Limited and the companies together with Olympic Shipping shall jointly market the vessel from when it arrives in Aberdeen this month.Andrew Duncan, president and managing director of Bibby Subsea said: “Adding to our fleet increases our offering to the IRM and construction market, which is an important growth area for the business. We have recently secured a number of major contracts in these areas and the Olympic ARES will be used to execute large and complex projects in the UKCS, Denmark and elsewhere in the North sea, whilst offering our clients greater choice and availability.“The Olympic ARES is a superior vessel with excellent specifications, including a 250 tonne heave compensated crane for subsea use and 1300m2 of clear back deck space.”Bjorn Kvalsund, executive vice president for Olympic Shipping said: “We are very pleased to begin this relationship with Bibby Offshore and to have signed this first charter agreement with them. The ROV Services Agreement with sister company Bibby Remote Intervention will allow us to both take advantages of additional opportunities together and we hope to grow and expand this working relationship in the future.”Bibby Offshore with new sister company Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), has grown from 10 employees in 2003 to now employing more than 1,300 people onshore and offshore worldwide, with offices in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Singapore, Trinidad and Houston. The company has an international fleet of six subsea support vessels and 13 Remote Operating Vehicles (ROV) and will continue to add to their fleet to meet demand. Print  Close Bibby Offshore, November 13, 2013last_img read more

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Steyn Guptill join Euro Slam T20 league

first_imgNew Delhi: Injury-prone South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to play in the Euro T20 Slam league after being signed up as one of the marquee players along with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill for the tournament’s first edition beginning August 30. The 36-year-old Steyn, who was initially in South Africa’s World Cup squad but was later forced to pull out due to fitness issues, has joined a growing list of current and former international players for the T20 tournament. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “The line-up of Icon & Marquee Players is shaping up: @DaleSteyn62 is joining Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Babar Azam and Luke Ronchi as Marquee player. England skipper Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson and Rashid Khan have been named as Icon players,” Cricket Netherlands said in a Twitter post. “I am very excited about the Euro T20 Slam and being a marquee player… hope to get things going there. I am looking forward to it,” Steyn said in a video message posted by the league organisers. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open The three-week Euro T20 Slam will have six franchises, two each based in Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland, and the three countries will be jointly hosting the tournament. Shortly after the competition was announced, six cricketers were designated as icon/marquee players by the league — Shahid Afridi, Chris Lynn, Shane Watson, Babar Azam, Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi. Several big names have signed up since then, including Eoin Morgan, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir and Rashid Khan. While some of these cricketers are active, Duminy and Tahir have announced that the 2019 World Cup will mark the end of their ODI careers. Steyn, South Africa’s highest Test wicket-taker with 439 scalps from 93 matches, made an international comeback last season after a sustained injury-enforced absence from the game, but had to deal with a fresh injury when he was forced to pull out of the ongoing World Cup without playing a game. Earlier this year, Steyn was picked as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile at Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2019, but had to withdraw after two matches with his shoulder injury flaring up. The tournament organisers also announced the recruitment of Guptill as one of the icon players for the league. Guptill, who is the first Kiwi cricketer to have scored a first double century in the ODI format, said he is lucky to be a part of the League. “I am really excited to be a part of the inaugural Euro T20 Slam. All the content is creating a lot of hype and I am really lucky to be a part of the league this year,” Guptill, who has played 47 Tests and 176 ODIs, was quoted as saying in a media release.last_img read more

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China supports Sri Lankas sovereignty

Rajapaksa added that Sri Lanka would continue to firmly support China on issues concerning its national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa over phone that China supports his country’s efforts to protect its national sovereignty, and would continue to offer assistance, the Xinhua news agency reported.During their telephone conversation, Rajapaksa congratulated Xi on his election as Chinese president, and said the two countries are close friends. The Sri Lankan people appreciate China’s assistance to help the country promote peace, stability and development. Xi also thanked the Sri Lankan president for the country’s long-term support on issues regarding China’s core interests, and said China highly values the development of its relations with Sri Lanka.China firmly supports Sri Lanka’s efforts to protect its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and would like to continue to provide assistance to Sri Lanka within China’s capacity, said the Chinese president. Xi said that he hopes the two countries will make concerted efforts to promote their comprehensive relations of cooperation and partnership to even higher levels.Xi, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was elected state president and chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Thursday at the plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC). Xi, for his part, thanked Rajapaksa for his congratulations. He said China and Sri Lanka are friendly neighbors. For many years, bilateral ties have maintained a healthy and stable development momentum, with fruitful cooperation in all sectors. read more

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Shooting in Hamilton

A shooting in central Hamilton has left one man in hospital – and a woman was taken into custody at the scene.According to witnesses in the area — it was just after five o’clock, when the sound of three quick gunshots filled the street outside a small Jamaican grill, on Tisdale Avenue North.Just moments before, some men in a black car, had been parked on the street. According to neighbours in the area, a man riding a scooter got into the car and was speaking to at least one occupant, when the vehicle was approached by another man — who started shooting.The shooter was described as a tall thin black man, in a striped shirt. He was seen running down the alley way behind a local pub, by at least two people. Police have already asked for, and reviewed a security tape from that pub. A short time later, police began to gather outside an apartment building on Emerald Avenue, a block away. Soon after, a woman in handcuffs was loaded into a police cruiser, and taken away.Buillding residents told me that the woman is known as Maya. That she lives in the building, and that they believe her apartment is often used for drug activity. Police remained outside the building long after taking the woman into custody. We were told that they were waiting for a warrant to search an area inside the building, but that they did not expect to find the shooter there. In the interim, a single forensics officer arrived to investigate the scene, where the shooting allegedly took place.The Emergency Response Team has just entered the building for which the warrant was obtained. Police will say very little about this incident at the moment, as they are still in the thick of the investigation. However, they did confirm however that one male is in hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. read more

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Man blames addiction for his crimes

A 31-year-old man who “terrorized” Norfolk County was sentenced in Brantford’s Ontario Court to 30 months in prison. David Daniel Minor, of Port Rowan, caused thousands of dollars in damage last April while he stole items to feed a raging opiate addiction. “He was 16 months into a probation order when he fell off the wagon, and went back to his pattern of terrorizing Norfolk County,” assistant Crown attorney Lynette Fritzley told Justice Colette Good last month, “In 2015, he was breaking into cottages along Long Point and stealing items that included firearms.” Fritzley said Minor has become a boogeyman to area farmers, whom he targets. One day last April, Minor used a stolen ATV to ram a pickup truck that was blocking the doors of a barn. Once the truck was moved, he loaded a 1995 LT4 Corvette engine, transmission and water pump into a 2004 trailer to haul away the loot. But first he carved a message to the barn owner into the side of the truck. As he was leaving, a couple driving by saw the open barn and Minor hauling the trailer with the ATV. Minor drove at them, causing the couple to back up for a quarter-mile before Minor passed them. When the couple tried to follow, Minor grabbed a gas can and walked toward their vehicle, uncapping the can. On April 28, when two farmers caught Minor in the act, he threw a can of propane at the windshield of one of their vehicles and then fought with the two men, who had called police. As Minor was marched to the road by the farmers, he said: “I’m not going back to jail. You’ll have to shoot me!” And he ran for a bush area. Police later learned Minor had talked someone into giving him a ride home to Port Rowan. Minor turned himself in later that day. Fritzley said Minor’s victims were accustomed to living in a community where they could leave doors unlocked and keys in vehicles. “These were law-abiding citizens who worked hard to accumulate property and to have Mr. Minor come in at all times of the day and night to steal things at pennies on the dollar, just to feed it into his veins or up his nose … and for what? Now these victims have to live with the consequences.” Minor pleaded guilty to 15 crimes committed from April 2 to 28. They included: stealing a 2008 Honda ATV; breaking into a shed and stealing items; breaking into Houghton First Baptist Church; stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools, committing arson by burning a John Deere gator; breaking into a barn to steal car parts; driving dangerously; threatening a couple who tried to follow him; damaging a pickup truck by carving a message on it; assaulting a farmer who tried to hold him for police; escaping from custody; breaking into several sea containers; and breaking probation orders by twice not being found in his home when Norfolk OPP officers checked if he was obeying curfew orders. Fritzley presented victim impact statements from several of those who had run-ins with Minor and restitution requests that totalled more than $55,000. “To his credit, he’s pleading guilty and saving us from having a lengthy trial,” said Fritzley. “And some of the offences had only circumstantial evidence.” Defence lawyer Ann Marie Stewart said her client’s addiction has left his relationship with his partner and his son “in tatters. Minor understands what he’s done is wrong, she said. “He is truly sorry. Opiates have consumed his life.” The lawyer said that Minor hopes to one day be able to pay back his victims. “I’m deeply sorry for this,” Minor told the judge. “My addiction overwhelmed me and took control of my life. It ruined my life….” The judge said Minor has taken responsibility for his crimes but warned that his addictions mean he no longer thinks clearly. “Your behaviours during this last set of offences are scary and concerning,” said Good. “With people trying to place you under arrest you were violent and aggressive. “Open your eyes wide,” she said. “If you’re that out of it that you’re willing to throw things at vehicles, chase toward a vehicle, attempt to throw gasoline on a vehicle, that is somebody who is completely and utterly out of control because of the drugs.” The judge said she had a lot of sympathy for Minor’s farming victims who labour at difficult jobs and were left with fear and without tools and vehicles they need for work. “I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of all the resources in the penitentiary and use the next 30 months as productively as you can.” Minor got credit for having already served 357 days in jail. He’s to have no contact with his eight known victims, can’t own or use weapons for the rest of his life and, once released, can’t drive for 42 months. Orders for more than $21,000 in restitution were made. SGamble@postmedia.com @EXPSGamble read more

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With logistics complete UN chemical weapons investigators await goahead from Syria

The investigation team, led by Swedish scientist Åke Sellström, completed the logistical arrangements over the weekend, according to a UN spokesperson.In the meantime, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, has continued her consultations with Damascus with a view to reaching agreement as soon as possible on the modalities essential for cooperation to ensure the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the mission.“Once the Government of Syria confirms its acceptance of the modalities, the mission will depart without delay,” said the spokesperson.The fact-finding mission was launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year following a formal request from the Syrian Government.Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian Government and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad, more than 100,000 people have been killed, almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced. In addition, at least 6.8 million Syrian require urgent humanitarian assistance. read more

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Football Jacob Jarvis scores touchdown on final play in spring game

Jacob Jarvis, 17, has been as important to the Ohio State football team as any player in the past four years he has been around the program. On Saturday, in front of 80,000 people, Jarvis had a moment of glory.With the final play of Team Scarlet’s 38-31 victory over Team Gray, Jarvis, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair, received a handoff from redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett and powered into the end zone for a touchdown.17-year old Jacob Jarvis, a Buckeye fan who suffers from muscular dystrophy, was able to score the final touchdown in today’s Spring Game. pic.twitter.com/V6w5hsYWbt— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) April 15, 2017Redshirt senior and senior defensive ends Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes came to Meyer on Friday asking if they could do something for Jarvis.“This is one of the best groups of older players I’ve ever been around,” Meyer said. “We love Jacob. Jacob’s part of our family. He’s been that way for about four or five — four years now.”Other players also commented on the touching tribute.Redshirt senior center Billy Price: “Jacob, he’s a part of the Ohio State football family. He will always be a part of the Ohio State football family and to be able to do something like that for him, whatever he wants to do, I support as well.”Lewis: “It just means a lot, because not everybody is as fortunate to have the same opportunities as us. To do that for someone, it means a lot to the heart because Jacob is a part of us. He has a lot of love for us and we love him the same way back … Everytime I see him, my spirits get lifted up.” read more

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Football How Ohio State plans to stop Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee

Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller (4) intercepts a pass intended for an Indiana wide receiver during the 2017 season opener. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s first two games of the year, its passing defense performed poorly, allowing more than 380 passing yards in each game. The inexperienced defensive backfield, which lost three players early to the NFL draft, looked incompetent at times.But in the Buckeyes’ next four games, all of which came against lowly regarded, run-heavy teams, no opposing quarterback passed for more than 88 yards. In Saturday’s game against Nebraska, their secondary might be tested for the first time in more than a month.When redshirt junior quarterback Tanner Lee transferred to Nebraska from Tulane, the Cornhuskers thought they might have just landed a stud signal-caller. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds, Lee looks the part. And when he throws the ball, his cannon arm is readily apparent. But the early on-field results were not pretty to open the year. He combined for five touchdowns and nine interceptions in consecutive games against Oregon, Northern Illinois and Rutgers. Despite the struggles, Ohio State still sees the talent.“We definitely respect him,” sophomore safety Jordan Fuller said. “We see the talent. We see the arm. We see his confidence in the pocket. So we have to be ready for that.”Through six games, Lee has completed 109-of-202 passes for an average of 243.3 yards per game, and tacked on 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The one trait Lee does not possess is an ability to run or escape the pocket. He has not rushed for more than five yards in a game this season. Lee often uses five-step drops and waits for plays to develop which will give Ohio State’s defensive line more opportunities than usual to rush the quarterback.“I think it’ll be a good game for us just because he’s a pro-style guy who wants to sit back there and scan the field a little bit, which we haven’t seen very much of,” sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa said. “So, we’re excited for that, to get after him.”The Buckeyes have not faced a team whose primary offensive strategy was to have its immobile quarterback drop back since Lagow tore their defensive backfield up in Week 1. Even when Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield racked up yards against Ohio State, he used his mobility as a threat.If Bosa and the Buckeyes’ fearsome defensive front, which combined for six sacks and 12 tackles for loss against Maryland Saturday, can pressure Lee, he could be forced to make poor passing decisions. Lee will be dropping back with a less-experienced offensive line, which includes a true freshman protecting him at right tackle.Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he believes Lee had difficulties early in the season because he struggled to get over bad plays, especially when he threw two pick-6s against Northern Illinois. He said improving quarterbacks’ ability to rebound from interceptions is the hardest thing to coach, but he believes Lee is constantly improving in the area.“We’re going to have to really work hard to affect the passer,” Schiano said. “Because if we don’t, he’s a very fundamentally sound quarterback and he’s got a good arm.”Given the Buckeyes’ early-season secondary issues, not allowing Lee to have time in the pocket could help negate the concern of Lee picking on inexperienced cornerbacks. That will be even more important due to the smaller-than-normal cornerback rotation.Ohio State will be without starting cornerback Damon Arnette for the first half of the game due to a suspension as he was flagged for targeting in the second half of the game against the Terrapins. Head coach Urban Meyer said cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kendall Sheffield will start and freshman Jeffrey Okudah “will work in.” read more

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Brain Drain The real tragedy for Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lois Labrianidis, an economic geographer who researches migration at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, told CNBC that off the estimated 160,000 to 180,000 university graduates who have emigrated in the past few years about half have doctorate degree. He also claims that 46% of Greeks plan moving abroad.According to Labrianidis “the brain drain has huge implications for Greece”, who explains that young scientists are emigrating because “the economy keeps sinking and there is no one left to create high-value-added products or services”, thus creating a vicious cycle.The managing director of Endeavor Greece Haris Makryniotis underlined that the uncertainty in Greece has gotten worse since the recent elections, which further pushes people from all walks of life to emigrate. The recent loan agreement extension has also increased uncertainty, as everyone waits to see what will happen in four months.last_img read more

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Acers 21inch curved screen 176lbs laptop is absolutely insane

first_img The swirling blue pattern here is actually the souls of Acer’s design team which are doomed to an eternity of servitude to the Predator 21X.<><> Even though this thing is brimming with USB ports, you won’t need to worry about external storage. You can just keep popping drives into another one of the laptop’s five internal bays until you’re satisfied with the total number of terabytes.Want to hook up an external monitor? Not a problem. In fact, why not hook up three? The Predator 21X has two DisplayPort and one HDMI output options, so you’ll never have to worry about feeling limited by its single, puny 21-inch screen.With this kind of hardware, the Predator 21X can’t be powered by an ordinary laptop brick. No, it takes a pair of AC adapters to supply enough juice to keep it running. We’ll assume you can just plug them into an ordinary wall outlet, but who knows? You might have to get an electrician to come wire in something that’s more like an EV charger. On the same day that they revealed a 2.5-pound Ultrabook measuring just 0.39 inches thick, Acer also showed off another model that weighed 17.6 pounds and probably eats Ultrabooks to power itself.This mammoth new machine is the Predator 21X, with the 21 referring to the diagonal measurement of its curved IPS display, and the X referring to the extra everything that Acer decided to cram inside its cavernous shell. Seriously, the hardware in this thing is absolutely insane. As insane as the $5,000 price tag Acer plans to slap on it.Let’s start with the normal stuff. It’s powered by an Intel Kaby Lake processor and has 802.11ac+ WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, and several USB ports (two type-a and “at least” one type-c). The rest of the Predator 21X’s components aren’t exactly typical laptop fare.The keyboard, for example, is mechanical and uses Cherry MX switches. The Predator 21X’s numeric keypad isn’t mechanical, but it does do backflips: you can turn it over if you need a gigantic touchpad to mouse around with. It also has dual GPUs — Nvidia GTX1080s, to be specific. Sound is pumped — nay, pounded — out through four speakers and two subwoofers. Its webcam? It supports eye-tracking, so you can glare at targets in some games to lock in headshots.last_img read more

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Walmart Is Testing Flippy the Robot Fry Cook

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target Flippy, the burger-flipping, chicken tender-frying robot, might be making an appearance at a Walmart deli near you.Walmart is currently testing the kitchen robot assistant at its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters to determine if it’s the right fit for its in-store delis, Yahoo Finance reports.Flippy, created by Miso Robotics, is the world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant powered by artificial intelligence. It has previous real-world kitchen experience, including flipping burgers at CaliBurger and cooking fried chicken tenders at the Chick ‘n Tots stand at Dodgers Stadium.In September, Miso Robotics announced that Flippy has helped Dodgers Stadium team members consistently cook and serve more than 10,000 pounds of fresh chicken tenders and crispy tater tots to Dodgers fans, producing up to 80 baskets of food per hour.“Walmart saw what we were doing and said, ‘Could you bring Flippy from Dodgers Stadium to our Culinary Institute?’” Miso Robotics CEO David Zito told Yahoo Finance.Flippy has 3D and thermal scanners for eyes and uses the cloud-connected Miso AI for a brain, according to Miso Robotics. It can work a grill or fryer, cooks perfectly and consistently every time, and it features automatic tool switching and cleaning.At Walmart, Flippy would likely be used to do some of the more tedious tasks at the delis, and automate the frying process for many of the items, including chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, and potato wedges.It would put the food into the appropriate fryers, using visual recognition technology to make sure each food item goes into the right basket.  Flippy would then “agitate” the basket by shaking it to make sure the product cooks evenly, and then move the basket to the drip rack. A Walmart associate will then test the food’s internal temperature, and then season the food before moving it to the display case and making it available for purchase.“What we want to do is assist the hardworking linemen cooks and chefs in America with tools to give them the ability to faithfully reproduce while taking the burden off some of these more repetitive and mundane tasks,” Zito said.More on Geek.com:Watch: This Toilet-Cleaning Robot Does the Dirty Work for YouThis Robot Cowboy Is Helping Make Cattle Herding SaferThis Electronic Glove Can Give Robots a Sense of Touchlast_img read more

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Lio Rush debuting tonight on 205 Live, “GLOW” stars heading to Smackdown tonight

first_imgFacebook WWE 205 Live Preview for June 26, 2018 episode airing tonight at 10:00 PM ET on WWE Network from Ontario, California.* The debut of Lio Rush* 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: The Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik) vs. Drew Gulak, The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack GallagherWrestleview.com will have results from 205 Live later tonight. “GLOW” stars heading to Smackdown tonightA number of members of the cast of the hit Netflix series “GLOW” about the 1980s women’s wrestling promotion have been posting on Twitter about heading to tonight’s Smackdown taping in Ontario, California, with WWE.com even teasing as part of the preview for tonight’s episode of Smackdown that they might appear on the broadcast. @GlowNetflix coming for you WWE Smack Down!! Live TOMORROW! @wwe @naomiwwe #WWE #SDLive #glownetflix pic.twitter.com/WmG0I9j2Ft— Britt Baron (@brittbaron) June 25, 2018 WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) Pinterest WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Google+ Twitter WhatsApp What ya’ll wanna do #WWE? @GlowNetflix coming for ya!! SmackDown Live!!! Tomorrow!@WWE @NaomiWWE #SDlive #GLOW #CherryBang pic.twitter.com/kxNpQBrHcU— Sydelle Noel (@sydelle_noel) June 26, 2018It is also said per a new report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com that former WWE and Impact star, Chavo Guerrero, who currently works for Lucha Underground and helped train the cast members of GLOW, will be heading to the taping tonight as well, but its unclear if he will appear on the broadcast or not. Source: PWInsider.com WWE 205 Live Results – 8/27/19 (Lorcan vs. Carrillo fight in a #1 Contender’s Match) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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PARTIAL REMOVAL OF BAN ON ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

first_imgThe Ministry of the Interior in a press release dated 31 March 2017 has indicated that it has decided to partially lift the temporary ban on the issuance of Machine-readable passports with effect from Monday April 3, 2017,The objective of the partial lifting of the ban, according to the release, is to allow Gambians who intend to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform their religious injunction as regards the Umrah and those travelling on medical grounds to have the required national identification document.The ministry however is applying the following conditions for an intending pilgrim to be issued a passport;The intending pilgrim must personally appear before a panel for interviewThe intending pilgrim must bring along authentic proof of Gambian nationalityThe intending pilgrim must submit airline reservation indicating date of departure/returnThe intending pilgrim must pay the prescribed feeFollowing the satisfaction of the above conditions and clearance by the immigration department, passport will be issued within two working days.The motive of these measures, the release states, is to meet the need for the government to restore integrity and eliminate fraud in the issuance and acquisition of vital national documents.The release has revealed that the Ministry has, in fact, started a review of the process of issuance of passports and national identity cards so as to ensure the sanitization of the serious defects involved in the acquisition of these vital national documents.The release concludes by soliciting the cooperation of the public in ensuring the integrity of the Gambian passport and other vital national identification documents.last_img read more

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