Probe sought into Hero Chowk flyover collapse

first_imgGurugram: The Centre for Disaster Management Gurugram has demanded a comprehensive investigation over portions of new flyovers of Gurugram caving in. On May 8, the portion of Hero flyover in Gurgram had collapsed. In less than a year for the second time, the portion of Hero Chowk flyover which has been made operational just one- and a half years ago caved in. Earlier in June 2018, the part of recently built flyover at the Delhi-Jaipur highway came out all of a sudden six months before it was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana. Last year, a portion of Rampura flyover also collapsed. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThere are claims that how in order to hasten the process of opening the flyover, most of the basic processes of construction were flawed. Facing flak over the entire incident the public officials have as of now refused to comment on the matter. The massive crack has just been one of the incidents of the new flyovers that have come up at the National Highway-8. Recently there were cracks that were witnessed on two occasions at the Hero Chowk flyover. Taking cognisance of the danger that these cracks pose to the commuters the NHAI officials have closed the stretch and begun the maintenance work. Slated to be completed within 30 months, Hero Chowk was completed in the record time of 15 months.last_img read more

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Moroccan Woman Tells Her Romance With Cristiano Ronaldo

Rabat – Moroccan model Amal Saber has said that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed “special nights” with her while he was still dating Russian supermodel Irina Shayk.The 26-year-old Amal Saber, who immigrated to Spain as a child, made the statement in an interview with the Spanish magazine Interviu.Amal said she met with Cristiano for the first time in late 2014 at an upscale Madrid club-restaurant. “I was looking for the restroom, when a man stood up and showed me politely where I can find it… It was Ronaldo,” adding that he later invited her and a relative to join his table.Amal told the Spanish publication that Ronaldo “invited her to his apartment later that night, where he shared with her melon champagne till dawn next to a photo of Irina Shayk.”“I was a little drunk but I remember the house was dark, black and grey. We went into his bedroom and he had a bed with a large TV and a photo of Irina Shayk beside it,” she said.“We drank melon champagne from some lovely bottles he said were left over from his birthday,” Amal said, adding that they stayed together until 5 a.m.The Moroccan model went on to add that the footballer invited her to his apartment several times after their first encounter. “The first night was very special and there were more. But neither of us will forget that first one, because we were very affectionate,” she concluded.Amal further claimed that Ronaldo blocked her on WhatsApp after breaking up with Shayk in January 2015.Amal Saber, currently lives in Majorca. She was born in 1990, in Nadour, Northeastern Morocco and immigrated to Spain at the age of eight. read more

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Major treaty banning worlds worst pesticides opens for signature

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) bans a dozen of these toxic substances, which travel through the environment far beyond their original source and endure for years or even decades. The pollutants, which include pesticides, industrial chemicals and hazardous by-products of combustion, are known to become concentrated in the fats of animals and to build up in the breast milk of nursing mothers. POPs can kill, cause birth defects or generate diseases such as cancer.The treaty was negotiated under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). According to a spokesman for the agency, 90 countries signed the treaty at the Stockholm meeting today, and Canada ratified it. Fifty ratifications are required for the Convention to enter into force. The Convention sets out control measures covering the production, import, export, disposal, and use of POPs. Governments are to promote the best available technologies and practices for replacing existing POPs while preventing the development of new POPs. They are required to draw up national legislation and develop action plans for carrying out their commitments under the treaty. While the control measures will apply to an initial list of 12 chemicals, a POPs Review Committee will consider additional candidates for the POPs list on a regular basis. This will ensure that the treaty remains dynamic and responsive to new scientific findings.The 12 initial POPs banned under the treaty are aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene, dioxins and furans. read more

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More refugees flee from Senegals Casamance province UNHCR says

On Tuesday, hundreds of refugees carrying belongings were still arriving through Gjiboro border post, just south of Gambia’s capital, Banjul, the agency said in a statement issued in Geneva. The arrivals reported heavy fighting between Senegalese Government forces and the separatist MFDC (Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance). Over 500 refugees arrived on Monday morning alone, mostly women and children.These refugees said the latest influx was triggered by reports that rebels had captured the Senegal town of Selity, two kilometres south of Gbijoro, looting its armoury and destroying communications equipment.Refugees from the northern Casamance village of Jakoi Banga informed UNHCR staff that they had fled after Senegalese soldiers started digging defence trenches near their village on Saturday. UNHCR, working with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Red Cross Society of the Gambia, is providing emergency assistance to the several hundred refugees encamped in the country’s southern border villages, and those living at a transit camp in Kwinella, 70 kilometres north of the border.The civil conflict in Senegal’s southern Casamance Province began in 1982 and has simmered on since then, sometimes breaking out into all-out war. Several peace agreements between the Government of Senegal and the separatist MFDC rebels have broken down in the past, UNHCR said, with hard-line elements in the MFDC insisting on independence from Dakar. UNHCR is caring for 12,400 refugees in the Gambia, including 1,675 from Senegal who arrived before the recent upsurge in fighting. read more

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Former Volkswagen CEO investigated over emissions scandal

by David McHugh And David Rising, The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2016 7:47 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Former Volkswagen CEO investigated over emissions scandal FILE In this May 13, 2014 file picture then Volkswagen CEO , Martin Winterkorn, stands next to a VW car at the annual shareholder meeting in Hannover, Germany. German prosecutors said Monday June 20, 2016 they have opened an investigation of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on allegations of market manipulation in connection with the company’s scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests. ( Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP,file) BERLIN – German prosecutors are investigating former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and another unnamed executive over allegations they didn’t inform investors soon enough about the company’s scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests.The Braunschweig prosecutor’s spokesman, Matthias Diekman, said in a statement Monday that the probe was opened at the behest of Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, the country’s financial watchdog.German stock market law requires publicly traded companies to alert investors as soon as they have unforeseen developments that could affect a decision to buy or sell the stock. Prosecutors said that Volkswagen only made that notification on Sept. 22, and that there was evidence that the disclosure obligation should have been fulfilled earlier.Volkswagen said it had the issue reviewed by outside lawyers who found “no clear or serious violations of duty” and that the prosecutor’s statement contained “no new facts or findings over possible violations” by the two executives. The company had already said in response to an investor lawsuit that it met its disclosure obligation.The company said the review showed no reason not to recommend that shareholders vote to approve management’s work for 2015 at the annual meeting on Wednesday.Volkswagen has said Winterkorn was sent a memo on May 23, 2014, about emissions irregularities uncovered by an environmental group, but the company was not sure he saw it, and said that top officials discussed the matter on July 27, 2015.The company said earlier that the issue was believed to be something that could be resolved through a settlement that would not impose heavy costs, and it still believed that to be the case in early September 2015.On September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a violation notice, leading Volkswagen to assess the risks as more serious and issue its investor advisory four days later.The prosecutors’ news release said that the second employee is not the current board of directors’ chairman, Hans Dieter Poetsch. Poetsch was chief financial officer under Winterkorn but has since left that post.Winterkorn stepped down as the scandal came to light, saying he was doing so “in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrongdoing on my part.”Volkswagen has admitted equipping cars with software that sensed when the car was on a test stand and turned off emission controls during everyday driving. The company has apologized and commissioned a law firm to investigate. It is negotiating a settlement with U.S. authorities in federal court in San Francisco on how it would fix or buy back some 500,000 diesels sold in the United States. Some 11 million such cars were sold worldwide.Volkswagen has set aside 16.2 billion euros ($18.3 billion) from last year’s earnings to deal with the costs of recalls and fixes. read more

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Ban notes generally peaceful elections in Madagascar

In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Malagasy Government and important stakeholders to restore constitutional order.“The Secretary-General expresses the hope that polling will be followed by the orderly counting and tallying of results,” the statement says, adding that the UN chief calls on the people and authorities of Madagascar to continue to maintain a peaceful environment and for all to accept the results and to address any complaints through established channels.Applauding the support provided by Madagascar’s partners both within the region and in the wider international community, the statement says that the UN has provided technical assistance to the Transitional Independent National Electoral Commission in preparing the elections, and has coordinated international technical and financial assistance. read more

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Buckeyes hold tight grip on No 1 seed but 3 remaining top

While it’s clear the Ohio State men’s basketball team (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) is a front-runner for the NCAA Tournament’s top seed, there’s still much debate about who will get the three remaining No. 1 spots. The Big East, arguably the nation’s deepest and most competitive conference, has seven teams ranked No. 16 or better in The Associated Press‘ Top 25 poll. According to CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, six of those teams are still in the running for a No. 1 seed in the big dance. “You got three spots up for grabs and nine teams that could grab it still,” Palm told The Lantern. “Maybe more than nine, because you probably got half a dozen in the Big East alone.” Fourth-ranked Pittsburgh (22-2), No. 8 Notre Dame (19-4), No. 9 Villanova (19-4), No. 10 Connecticut (18-4), No. 11 Georgetown (18-5) and No. 12 Syracuse (20-4) can all win their way to the top of a regional bracket, Palm said. “You got half a dozen teams that are capable of playing at that level and making the kind of run that it would take,” Palm said. “In my bracket, I have six Big East teams in the top 13.” Pittsburgh’s road to a No. 1 seed got a little harder after its leading scorer Ashton Gibbs injured his left knee in Saturday’s win against Cincinnati. The 6-foot-2 junior guard is averaging 16.3 points per game while shooting 46.3 percent from 3-point range. He’s expected to miss up to two weeks. However, Gibbs’ absence didn’t stop the Panthers from beating West Virginia on the road in their “Backyard Brawl” rivalry game, 71-66, on Monday. Big 12 teams Kansas (23-1) and Texas (20-3) hold the No. 2 and No. 3 ranks, respectively. Palm said while Kansas is the least accomplished team in the top four, it still deserves its ranking. Texas has already beaten Kansas in their only scheduled meeting of the season Jan. 22, though they may meet again in the conference tournament. If they do, it’s possible that a No. 1 tournament seed will be on the line, along with a Big 12 Championship. Fifth-ranked Duke also remains in the running for a top seed, and has a favorable schedule ahead. The Blue Devils don’t play another ranked team until North Carolina on March 5, their last game of the regular season. Palm said he doesn’t believe OSU will finish its regular season undefeated, but it would take a string of losses to cost the team a No. 1 seed. He pointed to Saturday’s road game at No. 13 Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) and the Feb. 20 contest at No. 14 Purdue (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) as the toughest games remaining on the Buckeyes’ schedule. OSU coach Thad Matta has never won a game at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center during his tenure at OSU, while Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan is 75-6 there in Big Ten play since he took over for the Badgers. But the Buckeyes have given their best performances against good oppositions, most notably against Florida, Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue. Matta’s players have said all season that they don’t feel the pressure associated with their No. 1 ranking. “To be honest I don’t think we really feel pressure at all because we don’t really talk about it as a team,” senior guard Jon Diebler said. “I think the coaches have done a great job at having that next-game mentality and focusing on the next game at hand.” Fifth-year senior forward David Lighty agreed. “When you start looking too far ahead, that’s when you lose sight of what’s in front of you,” he said, “and you end up losing.” read more

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Bus driver banned from wearing his Santa suit while working

first_img Source: Global NewsRockwell says he’s not concerned about the outcome of his actions, as his Christmas cheer is more important. Talking to the Vancouver Sun, Rockwell said that he’ll wait to ”see what the company wants to do with me”. THE CHRISTMAS GRINCH has been found, and it’s this bus driver’s boss.Kirk Rockwell from Vancouver has been dressing as Santa Claus every Christmas for 16 out of the 19 years he’s been a bus driver. But this season, he’s been ordered to remove the red outfit and wear his corporate uniform instead.Rockwell, however, is adamant to keep the suit on, and says he will do so until December 24. If his bosses don’t like it, they can kick him and his Christmas stuffed toys off the bus. I feel there comes a time when you have to take a stance for something you believe in. This doesn’t hurt anybody, I haven’t had any complaints.A letter from the Coast Mountain Bus Co. said he had to change his attire despite the driver getting prior approval in November from his immediate supervisor.Spokesperson for the company Derek Zabel said that the non-negotiable uniform rules are new this year and prohibits charity clothing or dressing up for any other specific causes and events.The reasoning behind the new rules are to keep drivers identifiable by the public and to maintain respect and professionalism. However, drivers are free to wear a Christmas themed hat or tie on the job.The bus passengers say the suit will be missed. Kirk is asked for an average of 65 photos a day and says that people love seeing Santa pull up to the curb to pick them up.I’ve been blessed to touch some people’s lives in a positive way. If I can make someone feel good, there will hopefully be a ripple effect.If anything, wearing the suit has proven to have a positive effect in terms of driver security. According to Global News, Rockwell has “never had a fare dispute while wearing a Santa suit”.He’s never gotten into a fight or had to deal with a belligerent passenger. I think it all comes down to, who wants to get on Santa’s naughty list? Nobody is going to give a hard time to somebody who is so cheery.Have you received something worse than these appalling Christmas presents?>Ryanair shock the people of Ireland with act of Christmas generosity>last_img read more

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Ice Cream Sandwich landing in October or November

first_imgAccording to someone familiar with the matter, namely Google’s own Eric Schmidt, Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in October or November of this year. The next version of Android (4.0), the one that will combine the Gingerbread and Honeycomb builds, has been known about for some time, but this is the best information we’ve gotten about its release date. You can’t really get a better source than Google’s Chairman, can you?Schmidt revealed the timing in an on-stage talk with’s Marc Benioff at the Dreamforce conference. In the 31st minute of the two-person snooze-fest the information came out. At 30:20 he says that the update, which is “internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich, for some reason” will be released in October or November. Prior to this reveal the best information about Ice Cream Sandwich was that it was slated for Q4 2011.So what does this mean? If nothing else, things should start moving quickly, quite soon. We are already well into September and a lot of things have to happen before a new version of Android is released–developers need time to code, carriers need time to test, and so on. So, as long as Schmidt was on the money, Ice Cream Sandwich’ SDK should be available soon, and the OS update will be hitting tablets and smartphones within a matter of weeks.Some of the rumored changes ICS will bring include an updated launcher, a new app drawer UI, stackable homescreen apps, and, of course, it will bring some Honeycomb features to mobile phones. There will also be some cool features like the Virtual Camera Operator head-tracking API. Plus, as with previous (non-Honeycomb) versions of Android, ICS should be completely open-sourced.We’d be remiss to move on from this post without noting Schmidt’s quip about the version’s name. He says it’s called Ice Cream Sandwich “for some reason” as if he doesn’t know the reason. It’s not clear if he was just playing it cool for the crowd or if he’s just tired of the Android name game. The versions are named, in alphabetical order, after different sweets, starting at Cupcake.via Androidandmelast_img read more

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Maladies cardiovasculaires le nouveau programme de prévention de lassurance maladie

first_imgMaladies cardiovasculaires : le nouveau programme de prévention de l’assurance maladieFrance – Mardi, la Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés (CNAMTS) a annoncé le lancement de son nouveau programme destiné à informer et à sensibiliser les assurés aux risques cardiovasculaires. Pour prévenir l’apparition des maladies cardiovasculaires, la CNAMTS s’adressera directement et personnellement à deux populations distinctes dès la fin du mois de mai. D’abord, aux hommes de 35 à 45 ans ainsi qu’aux femmes de 45 et 55 ans, sollicités tous les cinq ans à travers un courrier et une brochure informative intitulée “J’agis pour la santé de mon cœur et de mes artères”, envoyés à leur date d’anniversaire.  Les assurés pourront ainsi prendre connaissance des différents facteurs de risques cardiovasculaires, qu’ils soient modifiables (alcool, tabac, sédentarité, surpoids et obésité, diabète, hypertension artérielle, cholestérol) ou non (âge, sexe, antécédents familiaux). La brochure prodiguera également des conseils pratiques concernant le mode de vie à adopter pour limiter les risques (alimentation saine, activité physique, arrêt du tabac, etc…). Elle visera ensuite une population plus âgée, de 50 à 65 ans pour les hommes et de 60 à 75 ans pour les femmes à l’occasion de leur prochain remboursement de dosage lipidique.Ce programme de prévention sera destiné aux personnes qui ne sont pas prises en charge au titre d’une Affection de longue durée (ALD) et qui ne sont pas déjà traitées pour une maladie ou pour des facteurs de risques cardiovasculaires.  La CNAMTS souhaite également favoriser le dialogue des patients avec leur médecin traitant. Elle mettra donc à contribution les médecins généralistes et les cardiologues, en rappelant leur rôle préventif majeur.En 2007, plus de 2,6 millions de personnes bénéficiaient d’une prise en charge à 100% en lien avec une affection cardiovasculaire de longue durée. Ces pathologies concentrent 27% des sommes consacrées au soin des malades chroniques en France, soit 14 milliards d’euros par an.Les maladies cardiovasculaires représentent quant à elles la deuxième cause de mortalité en France, avec 147.000 décès par an.Le 16 avril 2010 à 11:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, April 21, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Columbus Crew led by Matthew Lawler, Scott Anderson and Brendan Cohen, got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Andrew Lipsanopoulos led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Griffin Crowe, Tristan DeHart, Marcus Dawson and Bijon Pourshadi kept the action going. The goalkeepers Nathan DiSchino and Sanjeev Puvanendrakumar were nothing short of spectacular.Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Nolan Acquaah – Harrison, Braeden Vanisky, Tommy Demers and Connor Kinneen created some great scoring chances for the Red Bulls in this hard fought game. Jay Doherty and Colin Finn added more offensive punch and Benjamin Kobacic, Mason Hazel-Fookes and Charles Chioccariello held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Max Snapausky.DC United vs, New England Revolution:DC United’s defensive stand, led by Jacob Afthim, Arnav Dwivedi, David Poulose, Conor Jamieson and Ronan O’Shea not only struck fear in the New England Revolution, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Garrett Lanagan, Jake Gryglik, Adam Ientile, Caden Merrit and Ryan Hudd ultimately leading to goals scored by Chase Daly. Timely saves by Jacob McGahey, Ryan Fitzgerald and Garrett Lanagan helped strengthen a solid team effort.Girls Grade 2 Games:Chicago Red Stars vs. NC Courage:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between Chicago Red Stars and NC Courage commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Adyson Balter, Avery King, and Ella Gould resulting in goals by Kaylin Mulik and Evelyn LaClair. The midfield and defensive play of Leah Doucette, Ayana Eiyo, and Elizabeth Gray kept the Chicago Red Stars in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Jillian Spinosa and Julianna Vitale made some spectacular saves.Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash:Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Josie O’Mahony and Olivia Long applied heavy pressure causing the Orlando Pride to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Caitlin McDonough and Molly Kenney fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for Orlando. Lily Mehr and Abigail O’Donoghue also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.Boys Grade 1 Games:Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Houston Dynamo’s John Hanson scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Tony Lanzi, Nate Lawrence, and Cameron White set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Michael Defilippo, Braedon Foley, and Ashton Strykowski provided great protection for the Dynamo goal.Philadelphia Union vs. LA Galaxy:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The PHILADELPHIA UNION led by Andrew Poyant and Jacob Ruzzo got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Sean Marazi and Davio Dicenso led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Cameron Jones and Michael Belanger kept the action goingGirls Grade 1 Games:NC Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars:One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Olivia Howie, Alaina Roy and Olivia Smith. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as great plays were made by Mackenzie Casey and Isabella DeOliveira. The NC Courage’s defensive stand made by Siobhan DiCarlo and Emily Falk could only be viewed as heroic.Portland Thorns vs. Orlando Pride:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Portland Thorns’ Mikayla Field, Lily Korpal, Callie Lamarche, and Marley White scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Julia Zaya set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Jalyn Redmond provided great protection for the Thorns goal.Boys Kinder Games:Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls:The Philadelphia Unions’s defensive stand, led by Rowan Norton and Charlie Kennedy, not only struck fear in the New York Red Bulls, but will be feared by future opponents as well. It was this team defense that led to counter attacks by Declan Riley, Andrew Power, and Maxwell Madore, ultimately leading to a goal scored by Brody Aprile. Timely defensive saves by Mikey Doucette and Connor Mangini helped strengthen a solid team effort thanks to their fast and powerful footwork.Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Colorado Rapids led by Maxwell Andrew and Jack Fennelly got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Lucas Lisek, Gavin Marinho, Bryce Hunter and Max Brugel led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Shourya Kodali kept the action going.Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by John Raposo, Joshua King, and John Boland applied heavy pressure causing the Columbus Crew to have scoring chances. Defensive positioning by Jake Gledhill, C.J. Lamarche, and Conley Usher fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Colorado Rapids. Nick Diperri and Jake Nickerson also played a great on both sides of the ball, keeping the game in hand.LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes:The air was full of excitement as the much anticipated match between LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquake commenced.  Fantastic ball skill was displayed by Griffin Miner and Cody Donovan resulting in goals by Bobby King, Keegan Thomas, and Grayson Lynch.  The midfield and defensive play of Cameron Hughes, Jonah Pysz, and Gabriel Fiore kept the Galaxy in good shape.Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Houston Dynamo, led by Edin Hadzic, Alex Card, and Calvin Lozzi, got the crowd jumping out of their seats.  Kai Scalpen and Jackson Kenney led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Graham Jackson and Connor Laing kept the action going.   The second week of regular-season fun did not disappont!  The team is eager for the return of clutch player Calen Scribner for next week’s matchup.Girls Kinder Games:Seattle Reign vs. Houston Dash:Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Adriana Ientile, Eve Ricciarelli, Neve Mulcahy applied heavy pressure causing the Houston dash to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Gia Cabral and Addison Chillemi fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Houston dash. Emma Spencer and Isabella Pagani also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.Pre-K Boys Games:NonePre-K Girls Games:Harvard Crimson:It may have been cold outside Saturday morning for the brave energetic fans of the Harvard Crimson but the non-stop action by the determined girls in blue made for a hot competition on The Pitch at Shawsheen .  The first half consisted of an offense that was fueled by Sophia Rocco, Lily Falk, Olivia Contarino, and Gisella DiGiovanni.  They gave new meaning to the term “attack”!  The roars of the crowd and constant “WOW! DID YOU SEE THAT?” would have made the NWSL girls take notes!  Defensively, the girls in blue were led by Madison Broussard, Pryse Parker, Brooke Spirito , and Paityn Loughran.  Can you say “STIFLING”? That’s what this defense was! The second half showed no let up at all.  In fact the heat was turned up even more offensively as Paityn Loughran and Raegan Nolin each contributed with amazing ball skills.  The defense was not to be outdone as Quinn Moulden and Tahira Lyons displayed lockdown in their zones.  Folks don’t miss out on seeing this group of determined stars.  They truly put on a clinic with no end in sight thru June.  See you next Saturday for some more fireworks.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? 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Woman sues Shariatpur BCL leader for rape

first_img.A woman has filed charges against Arif Hossain Howlader,  general secretary of Narayanpur union Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) unit of Bhedorganj upazila in ShariatpurThe case was filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Saturday.It was alleged that the BCL leader raped six women and posted videos of the rapes on the social meida.Arif Hossain Howlader has been permanently expelled, according a circular signed by district BCL convenor Mohsin Madbar and joint convenor Rashed Uzzaman.Read More: BCL leader rapes six women, releases videosObjectionable photos and vedios of the women were spread through the social media. It was also alleged that objectionable photos along with photos of local Awami League leaders were publicised.Villagers said several people uploaded photos and vedios of raped women on Facebook on Friday. Photos of Narayanpur union Awami League president Mujahid Majhi and general secretary Abul Madbar were attached with the objectionable photos of Arif Hossain and the women, and posted on Facebook.Such photos were posted on the Facebook account of Rajib Madbar. Rajib is a Bangladeshi living in Malaysia. He is a son of Aminul Hoque of Ekarkandi village of Narayanpur. Shariatpur BCL president Mohsin Madbar said people do not support such activities of Arif and demanded his exemplary punishment. Arif has been expelled from the party permanently, the BCL president added.Naraynapur union AL president Mujahid Majhi said, “We did not support Arif.  We don’t know then why our political opponents are using our photos with those objectionable photos.’ said Mujahid Majhi. Bhedarganj police officer in-charge (OC) Mehedi  Hasan said police is trying to catch Arif. He also said that the victims were not willing to file case. That is why they were not able to act on the matter.last_img read more

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PM Hasina casts vote confident of AL win

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina casts her vote in the morning during the general election in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 December 2018. Photo: ReutersPrime minister and Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm confidence about her party’s victory in the 11th parliamentary polls, reports BSS.“I’m always confident about our victory in the elections … I trust my people and I know that they will choose us so that they can have a better life in future,” she told newsmen after casting vote at Dhaka City College Centre in Dhanmondi in the capital Sunday morning.“I think that the victory of independence and the liberation war spirit will be made … the pro-liberation forces must be victorious,” Sheikh Hasina added.Replying to a question about acceptance of the election results, the AL chief said her party believes in democracy and the people’s strength. “So, we would accept whatever decision the people will give,” she said.Earlier, voting in the 11th parliamentary elections began at 8:00am and will continue uninterruptedly until 4:00pm amid tight security with the deployment of over 600,000 security members across the country.Seeking vote again to the countrymen for boat, the AL’s electoral symbol, the prime minister expressed her firm belief that they will re-elect her party to keep up Bangladesh’s development.“Bangladesh has started its journey towards the highway of development and I believe that the people will cast vote for boat to continue the uplift spree and give another scope to us to serve them,” she said.“We hope that we’ll be able to turn Bangladesh into a more developed and prosperous country by implementing the projects that we undertook … I think boat will be surely victorious,” she added.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina gestures after casting her vote in the morning during the general election in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 December 2018. Photo: ReutersPointing out that her party wants a free, fair and peaceful election, the AL president said: “We don’t want any violence, we want that the people will cast their vote peacefully which is their fundamental right … they will give vote and make victorious as per their wish.”In this connection, the premier urged all voters, candidates and parties to have patience. “If we can hold the elections peacefully, whatever party comes to power, it will continue the pace of uplift,” she hoped.Putting emphasis on maintaining development in the country, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh Awami League liberated the country under the leadership of Bangabandhu.“The country is witnessing a massive development since the Awami League was voted to power. Now Bangladesh is a developing country and I’ve firm belief that we’ll be able to transform Bangladesh into Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu by bringing smiles on the faces of the distressed people,” she said.Alleging that the BNP-Jamaat nexus killed 10 AL leaders and workers across the country ahead of the polls, the prime minister said it is very regretful that four leaders of her party were brutally murdered by the BNP-Jamaat on Saturday.“Our 10 leaders and workers including Patnitala AL president in Naogaon were killed by the BNP-Jamaat cadres in the last couple of days,” she said.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday June 16

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Also, a conversation with Bobby Marvin Holmes, founder of, “Son of a Dream,” a mentoring and youth advocacy group, who wrote a poignant Father’s Day op-ed piece in this week’s AFRO about forgiveness. Plus, The Mod Squad Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including more reporting on the egregious murder of Charmaine Wilson.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

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One Canadian among four killed in floatplane crash in Alaska

first_img Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Posted by One Canadian among four killed in floatplane crash in Alaska The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Global Affairs Canada has confirmed one Canadian is among the four dead in a midair crash involving sightseeing planes in Alaska. The department says the name or hometown of the victim is not being released for privacy reasons. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian citizen who died in Alaska,” Global Affairs said in an email. The United States Coast Guard says two floatplanes collided as they carried cruise ship tourists on sightseeing flights near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. Two were still missing Monday night. Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios, a coast guard spokesman, said 10 survived and were being treated in a Ketchikan hospital. All the survivors were listed in fair or good condition, said Marty West, a spokeswoman for the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. It’s not known how the planes collided. A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators was on its way from the Washington, D.C., to the crash site. More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyPrincess Cruises confirmed all the passengers on both planes were from the Royal Princess, which departed Vancouver on Saturday for a trip to Anchorage and was due to return to the port on May 25. Eleven people were in a Taquan Air single-engine de Havilland Otter DHC-3 when it went down as it returned from Misty Fjords National Monument, which is part of the Tongass National Forest, Rios said. The coast guard said three of those who died were among five aboard the second plane, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. It’s unclear which plane carried the fourth victim, whose body was recovered during a Monday night search, Rios said. Global Affairs Canada said in an email that Canadian consular officials in Seattle are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and stand ready to provide assistance as required. A spokeswoman for Princess Cruises said Tuesday that the company was working on an overnight rescue and recovery update from the coast guard and would provide an update as soon as possible. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Alaska, Princess Cruiseslast_img read more

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Holy Sepulchre bank account blocked for water bill

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The account was blocked two weeks ago and lawyers were hired to address the matter in court, Fakitsas said. He insisted the church will be able to function despite the blocked bank account and that if matters become too difficult, it will try and find an alternative, such as opening a new bank account.The church for decades was exempt by the different leaderships which ruled over Jerusalem’s Old City from paying water bills until the Israeli water company began pressing it to pay up a few years ago.Fakitsas, the superior of the Greek Orthodox church, said an agreement was reached after months of negotiations. Under the deal, various denominations in the church would pay their monthly bill. A debt of some 9 million shekels was to be forgotten, he said.But to the surprise of the church elders, its account was blocked two weeks ago, making it impossible to pay stipends of some 500 priests and monks, 2,000 teachers and the running costs of over 30 Christian schools that the church runs in the Palestinian territories and Jordan, church spokesman Issa Musleh said.The water company, which could not immediately be reached for comment, demands the church pay for its water _ charges from which it has been exempt for decades. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – A clergyman from the church built on the site where Jesus Christ is said to have been crucified said Friday that its bank account has been frozen as the result of a long-standing dispute with an Israeli water company.Greek Orthodox priest Isidoros Fakitsas said that the move has impaired the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to pay bills and salaries.As a result, the church is considering closing for a day in protest, shutting the doors to one of Christianity’s most popular pilgrimage sites. The Israeli Tourism Ministry said the issue is between the Church and the Jerusalem municipality. But because of the great importance of the site, the ministry is now trying to mediate between the two sides and hopes the issue will be resolved quickly.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

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LAN Airlines performs first onboard wireless entertainment test on fl

first_imgLAN Airlines has carried out its first test of a new wireless onboard entertainment system, called in-wireless. This is the latest step in raising the standards of onboard entertainment as LAN begins to evaluate wireless IFE technology with the purpose of including it on its fleet within South America in the coming years.The first demonstration of the system was carried out in an Airbus A320 aircraft on a flight between Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina. There were close to 160 passengers on board who followed simple instructions to access the in-wireless platform, and had the opportunity to test the new system on multiple devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops.Content available on the new on-board entertainment platform included a selection of the eight popular films of 2012, two full seasons of the TV series Mad Men and The Big Bang Theory, 26 TV channels, more than 100 music CDs, three newspapers in digital format, the Lonely Planet destination guide and the route map.”We have found that passengers on short flights are looking to access entertainment and content on their own devices. The new in-wireless platform provides passengers with access to our IFE in a more convenient manner. In addition, it allows us to reach the largest number of devices and to improve the experiences of passengers flying within LAN in South America.” said Paula Duran Senior Manager In Flight Entertainment and On Board Media LATAM Airlines Group.System testingThe system, called Thales TopSeries AVA, will be tested for six months on one of the LAN aircraft operatintg routes within South America. To ensure correct operation of the system, LAN has been working with the inflight entertainment system manufacturer, Thales, since mid-2012, developing the system and conducting multiple tests.LAN operates six one-stop flights each week between Sydney and Santiago, Chile, via Auckland, as well as three non-stop codeshare flights operated oneworld airline alliance partner Qantas. Source = LAN Airlineslast_img read more

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Justin Bieber Alessia Cara Leonard Cohen Michae

first_img Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.Bieber is up for his vocal contributions to “Despacito,” the global hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is in the running for record of the year, song of the year, and best pop duo and group performance.Cara is also nominated in the song of the year category for her vocals on “1-800-273-8255,” a song performed by rapper Logic and named for the U.S. suicide prevention hotline. The song is also nominated for best music video.Cara grabbed another nod for the best new artist award and the best pop duo and group performance trophy for the song “Stay” with Zedd.Buble and McLachlan have nominations in the best traditional pop vocal album category. Buble is up for the deluxe edition of “Nobody But Me” and McLachlan for “Wonderland,” her second Christmas album.Cohen is nominated in the best rock performance category for his song “You Want It Darker” and best American roots performance for the track “Steer Your Way,” both off his final album.Click here for a full list of the nominees.Albums and songs eligible in the 84 categories at the 60th annual Grammys had to be released between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. This year is the first year the Grammys used online voting for its main awards show; it started online voting for the Latin Grammys last year.The Grammys take place in New York City on Jan. 28, 2018. Related Stories 2018 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs live during a small concert for charity in Toronto on Monday, December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2017 5:42 am PDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 at 6:44 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadians Justin Bieber and Alessia Cara among Grammy nomineeslast_img read more

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Selena Gomez responds after bikini pics show scar

first_imgSelena Gomez responds after bikini pics show scar by The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2018 6:19 am PDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Selena Gomez arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked “thick.” The singer wrote that the beauty myth was “an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness and self-hatred.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Selena Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked “thick.”The singer wrote that the beauty myth was “an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness and self-hatred.”Gomez says she “chose to take care of myself” because she wants to and “not to prove anything to anyone.”The scar was the result of a complication from her 2017 kidney transplant.The post included a video of Gomez with friends on a boat in Sydney Harbor.last_img read more

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