Firing incidents were reported from at least two places after Congress and BJP workers clashed during the bypoll in Madhya Pradesh’s Ater assembly seat on Sunday.The State Electoral Office dismissed reports of booth capturing. Two more Special Armed Forces (SAF) companies (nearly 200 personnel) have been pressed into service at Ater, where 34% polling was recorded by 1 PM.In Bandhavgarh (Umaria), another assembly segment where polling is underway on Sunday, voter turnout was 37 % by 1 PM.“The firing incidents were reported from two places.The security personnel fired in the air at Sankri village booth to avoid a clash between the BJP and Congress workers.“Another incident of firing was reported near booth number 172 (Goarkala),” State Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh Salina Singh told reporters at a press conference.“The incident of firing took place one kilometre away from booth number 172 and as of now more details of this incident are awaited,” said Ms. Singh.She denied any booth-capturing in Ater and Bandhavgarh.“There was no booth capturing incident reported from Ater and Bandhavgarh. All the booths in Ater were declared sensitive. We have talked to the state DGP. After these incidents, we have called two additional SAF companies from Morena to strengthen the security arrangements,” she added.When asked about allegations of Congress that gun shots were fired at its candidate in Ater Hemant Katare at Sankri village booth, Ms. Singh said that there was a dispute between booth agents of Congress and BJP.“The Congress candidate stayed for a long time inside the booth. This deteriorated the situation resulting in a clash between the polling agents. Police had to fire in the air to control the situation. Some vehicles were also damaged during this clash,” she added.Ms. Singh said that both the Congress and BJP candidates were provided additional security.The State Electoral Officer also informed that six police officials were transferred late Saturday night on a complaint of Congress.She said that EVMs and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were changed at five places in Ater and three places at Bandhavgarh during the mock poll.“One voter had complaint about VVPAT at one place in Ater but his complaint was found to be untrue,” she added.In Ater, the Congress has fielded Hemant Katare, son of former Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare, whose death necessitated the by-poll.From BJP, former MLA Arvind Singh Bhadoria is contesting the byelection.The by-election in Bandhavgarh seat was necessitated after its MLA Gyan Singh was elected to the Lok Sabha in November last year.The main contest in Bandhavgarh (ST) seat is between BJP’s Shivnarayan Singh, son of Gyan Singh, and Savitri Singh of Congress.The counting of votes will take place on April 13.
Six policemen have been suspended for allegedly beating to death a 26-year-old man arrested for robbery. Sub-inspector Yuvraj Kamte and five other staff members of the Sangli city police station have been taken into custody, Vishwas Nangre-Patil, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kolhapur range, said on Wednesday.The deceased, Aniket Ashok Kothale, had been remanded in police custody for three days. Kothale and his accomplice Amol Bhandare had been arrested by the Sangli police for robbing an engineer, Santosh Gaikwad, of ₹2,000 and his mobile phone. The incident occurred on Sunday morning when Mr. Gaikwad was waiting at the Sangli depot for a bus to Nandani village in Shirol taluk. Brutally beatenOn Monday night, the accused were brought out of their cell and taken to an interrogation room. Kothale was allegedly tied upside down to a ceiling fan and repeatedly beaten by Mr. Kamte and his staff. He was also subjected to water torture. Kothade is believed to have succumbed during the interrogation in front of a horrified Mr. Bhandare.Mr. Nangre-Patil said, “Mr. Kamte and his team then attempted to burn Kothale’s body on Tuesday morning. The first attempt was unsuccessful, so they tried to do so again with petrol. Mr. Kamte then attempted to furnish false information to Dr. Dipali Kale, the deputy superintendent of police, saying that both accused had fled to Karnataka.”Mr. Kamte, constables Anil Lad, Arun Tone, Suraj Mulla and Rahul Shingte, and another staffer were immediately suspended and arrested as soon as the incident came to light.Mr. Nangre-Patil said the case would be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation.
Four Indian cricketers, including batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, were on Monday named in the Greatest All Time Test XI chosen in an online poll.The other two – Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag – beat a host of legendary cricketers to be named in the two openers’ slot. They beat competition from the likes of Geoffrey Boycott, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Hanif Mohammad and Herbert Sutcliffe.Four Australians, two West Indians and one Pakistani also made it to Peoples’ Dream XI as more than a quarter of million people voted on ICC’s official website as part of the build-up to the England-India Test match at Lord’s to celebrate the 2000th cricket Test.Tendulkar occupied the number four batting spot, one slot down Australian legend Don Bradman and one above West Indian Brian Lara, who was chosen at number five. The trio beat the likes of Greg Chappell, Wally Hammond, George Headley, Javed Miandad, Graeme Pollock, Ricky Ponting and Vivian Richards.Kapil was chosen as the lone all-rounder ahead of the likes of Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Jacques Kallis, Imran Khan, Gary Sobers and Frank Worrell.Australian Adam Gilchrist won the poll for wicket-keeper by beating the likes of Mark Boucher, Jeff Dujon and Rod Marsh while Shane Warne got the nod of online voters ahead of the likes of India’s Bishan Singh Bedi and Anil Kumble and Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan.Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath were named in the three fast bowlers’ slots. The likes of Michael Holding, Dennis Lillee, Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh missed out.advertisementICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said the enthusiasm shown by the fans by taking part in the online poll in huge numbers showed Test cricket’s popularity.”The huge interest generated during the past month was amazing as media and supporters worldwide speculated and then selected the fan’s Greatest Test team of all time. It supports our view of the everlasting popularity of Test match cricket,” he said.”It would have been quite special to see this team take the field of play given the array of batting and bowling talent contained within the playing eleven.”Selecting from such greats is no easy job, and not surprisingly, the selection mainly reflects modern players seen by present day supporters. There are many greats from the past who would have easily merited selection in this team, but it is nevertheless interesting to see the fans view on their greatest eleven of all time,” he said.Greatest All Time XI: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Donald Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Kapil Dev, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Glenn McGrath.- With inputs from PTI
Wegge started out by cutting ice blocks from a frozen lake with a circular saw but found they were too full of air and too soft to last more than 10 minutes.So he and his team of fellow surf enthusiasts built a mold and installed it in a fishery refrigeration plant at minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus four degrees Fahrenheit) in the fishing port of Svolvaer.The steel-hard ice blocks that come out are shaped with a sculptor’s tool and strewn with seaweed so surfers can hold their footing.Staying upright on slippery boards with cold feet was half the battle as Wegge and his pals tested their latest ice boards in February, balling their eyes shut again the snow, driven vertically across the wave by the winter gales.“Next time we will make 20 to 30 boards and use all of them in one day. We are going to make it work,” he said. NVGRELATED STORIES:Anilao Windsurf Regatta 2019: Historic windfoiling and fun-filled freedomIn South Africa, disabled surfers thrill at catching a wave Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting It’s hard, heavy, brittle and melts away without trace.Norway’s Inge Tamburaci Wegge, 32, head of the Iceboard project, poses with a surfboard made of ice, on the Delp surf spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle, on February 18, 2019. Image: Olivier MORIN / AFPBut ice is the material of choice for Inge Wegge, who sculps chunks of it and uses it for a most unlikely purpose — to make surfboards.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Errol Spence defends IBF welterweight title with win over Mikey Garcia “When I talked about it to people, they thought it was a joke. It was too crazy. I had to make it come true,” he said.Just before the blocks melt, the ice boards lose their bulk and weight and achieve perfect symmetry.For a brief span, the ice block becomes the ideal surfing machine.Then it vanishes.“The first 20 minutes, they are surfable,” he said. “Then just perfect for two or three minutes — you need the right waves just then — and then (after that they are) too fragile.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag The Norwegian adventurer rides the ice boards on the waves off Norway’s Lofoten archipelago north of the Arctic circle.The blocks weigh 60-80 kilograms (132-176 pounds) against two or three kilograms for the classic board. They are hard to carry, difficult to float and tough to balance on with cold feet. And they melt away within minutes in seawater warmed by the Gulf Stream.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSo why bother?Extreme surfer and filmmaker Wegge, 33, has spent nine months trying to carve the perfect ice board. Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget PLAY LIST 01:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout showed off practically every aspect of his MVP talent against the New York Yankees, from his early homer to his late stolen base with a couple of jaw-dropping catches in between.His teammates saw it as just another night for the Los Angeles Angels star — although no game against this opponent is ordinary for the Derek Jeter fan from New Jersey.“Oh, it’s always fun to play the Yankees,” Trout said.Trout and C.J. Cron homered, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun added run-scoring doubles, and the Angels beat the Yankees 4-1 June 29 for their fifth victory in seven games.Trout hit his 20th homer of the season in the third inning against CC Sabathia (3-8), crushing a drive to the base of the fake rock pile beyond center field.The shot made him one of six AL players with four 20-homer seasons before their age-24 seasons — a list that includes Rodriguez, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams.“It’s humbling, but we’ve got a series to win tomorrow,” Trout said.The reigning AL MVP also saved a couple of runs with two sprinting catches in center field on balls hit over his head by Chris Young, leaving the Yankees outfielder waving his arms in disgust.Trout has been moving forward to play in shallow center over the last month, and the catches demonstrated his growing confidence in his formidable defensive ability.“Mike showed you his talent in every phase tonight,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said.Trout even swiped second in the ninth inning, getting his first stolen base since May 22.“Real shocker, right?” said a sarcastic C.J. Wilson, the pitching beneficiary of those grabs. “Trout hits a homer, saves a couple of runs with defense. Whatever. Obviously that’s one of the benefits of being a pitcher on this team. You’ve got a guy like that chasing down balls for you.”Wilson (6-6) persevered through six eventful innings of five-hit ball for his third victory in four starts as the Angels (40-37) moved three games above .500 for the first time since June 2.Rodriguez drove in a run and Brett Gardner had three hits for the Yankees, who have lost six of nine.Sabathia pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning, but got meager run support in his first loss since May 28. The veteran left-hander has given up 19 homers this season.“It’s tough, but it’s part of being an athlete,” Sabathia said of his rough start. “Figuring things out, battling and trying to get better. It’s not the ERA, but just the fact that we’re not winning the games that I start. I just want to keep us in the game and try to get some wins.”In his first game back from a stint at Triple-A Salt Lake, Cron connected in the seventh for just his second homer of a disappointing season. He also got the silent treatment from his excited teammates back in the dugout.Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
ESPN Announces College Football Broadcast Teams For Fall, Kaylee Hartung To Be Featured More Prominently
ESPN has announced its college football broadcast teams for the fall. Most of the teams are similar to last year – Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are still the network’s top team and will call the primetime Saturday night game on ABC; Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will have the prime Saturday night contest on ESPN. There are some changes, though. Among them: Kaylee Hartung, everyone’s favorite sideline reporter, has been promoted to ESPN’s Thursday night team with Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. Maria Taylor will take Hartung’s sideline spot for the SEC Network’s top Saturday game. Beyond thrilled to join ESPN’s Thursday night crew and keep rolling with SEC Nation on Saturdays. Let’s go!! https://t.co/K6yfxwBT0J— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) August 6, 2015Only Kaylee Hartung can make Nick Saban smile. pic.twitter.com/PqwP4JBktB— Curtis (@Curtos07) February 4, 2015Here are the full pairings, from ESPN. ESPN. ESPN ESPNThe season can’t get here soon enough.Related: Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball >>>
From AL.com:The former Alabama outside linebacker has committed to Houston, according to sources.Anoma has been on campus at Houston since Friday, per sources. Word is that Anoma still needs to be cleared by the university but that’s expected to happen.Anoma had been suspended from the team earlier this offseason and was dismissed from the program earlier this month.“We have a law that protects players and students in what you can and can’t say,” Nick Saban said on Saturday. “The guy was dismissed from school, and that’s really all I can say about it.”Anoma is a 6-foot-5 defensive end, ranked the No. 1 player at his position coming out of high school. TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 13: Eyabi Anoma #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the team’s A-Day Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Alabama five-star recruit Eyabi Anoma has reportedly settled on a transfer decision, according to AL.com.AL.com is reporting that Anoma, who was reportedly dismissed from the Alabama program, has committed to Houston.Anoma, the No. 4 overall recruit in the 2018 class, had been at Houston all weekend.The Baltimore native had also been linked to Maryland.
Woodson himself only ever saw victory over the Buckeyes. In his three years at Michigan, the Wolverines topped the Buckeyes three straight times.The 1997 season was the highlight of his time at Michigan. Woodson had a 78-yard punt return touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Buckeyes. Michigan would go on to beat Washington State in the Rose Bowl to finish 12-0 and win the national championship.But since Woodson’s win over Ohio State in 1997, the Wolverines have beaten their arch-rivals only four more times.That terrible loss to the Buckeyes in 2018 will likely continue to sting until the Wolverines finally manages to beat them.Ohio State and Michigan are set to play in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Nov. 30. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 13: ESPN NFL football commentator Charles Woodson on the set before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum during preseason on August 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Ohio State’s 62-39 blowout win over Michigan was nearly nine months ago. But to Michigan legends and superfans like Charles Woodson, it still hurts like it was yesterday.Speaking to Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News, Woodson reflected on the game and how much it hurt. He called the loss “embarrassing” and disappointing for the alumni and former players.“That was nasty. That was disappointing for somebody that’s been in the program and for somebody that’s a fan of Michigan football, for all of our alumni, for all of the former players, it was embarrassing.”In addition to being a loss of historic proportions, the loss also knocked Michigan out of contention for the Big Ten title and the College Football Playoff. The team tried to salvage the season in the Peach Bowl, but was blown out again by Florida.Charles Woodson on the ’18 OSU game: “That was nasty. That was disappointing for somebody that’s been in the program and for somebody that’s a fan of Michigan football, for all of our alumni, for all of the former players, it was embarrassing.”— angelique (@chengelis) August 21, 2019
Nova Scotians will get a first-hand look at the aquaculture industry when three fish farms open for public tours between Oct. 16 and Oct. 24. “Aquaculture is a dynamic and exciting industry that contributes more than $58 million to the Nova Scotia economy each year,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to visit a fish farm and learn about aquaculture from local experts.” Ocean Trout Farms is a sea-based rainbow trout farm in Upper Point Latour, Shelburne Co. It opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Scotian Halibut is a halibut hatchery and broodstock facility in Clark’s Harbour, Shelburne Co. Public visits are available on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Innovative Fishery Products farms soft-shelled and hard-shelled clams in Belliveau Cove, Digby Co. It will be opened to the public on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The open houses are led and organized by the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotians who tour a fish farm will see an environmentally and economically sustainable industry that provides jobs for Nova Scotians and helps meet the demand for superior quality and healthy food,” said Bruce Hancock, executive director of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia. Raising shellfish, fin fish and aquatic plants employs about 750 people province-wide. “Aquaculture is a sustainable industry and has great potential for future growth and employment,” said Mr. Belliveau.
NEW DELHI: A severe dust storm has hit the national capital Delhi this evening after days of an abnormal sizzling heat wave. Temperature in the national capital had touched 48 degrees on Monday, the highest-ever recorded in June. Operations have currently been stopped at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport after the dust storm struck the city, reported news agency ANI. The weather department had however said yesterday that temperatures were expected to dip. Private weather agency Skymet said heavy rain was expected across the National Capital Region. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France “Earlier, the wind used to come from the western side of Rajasthan. However, the direction of the wind has changed. As a result, we have witnessed a temperature fall of two-three degrees in all the North Indian states. It is expected to continue for the next three days and there will be a full respite to the heat wave in the region,” a senior Met department official told news agency ANI. Mahesh Palawat, Vice President of Skymet, said in a tweet that the national capital’s temperature dropped by seven degrees in a span of just half an hour. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize”At 18.30 it was 40, dropped to 33 degree at 19.00 hours. All thanks to #Duststorm and #rain,” he tweeted. The impact of Cyclone Vayu, due to hit the Gujarat coastline tomorrow, could play a role in temperature dropping, a senior weather department official had said yesterday. “Definitely, just the way Delhi is getting affected by the western disturbances, Cyclone Vayu will have an impact on the weather conditions. However, a dust storm or thunderstorm can be predicted in the upcoming days in the northern region,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The country is currently in the throes of the worst heat wave it has experienced, with four cities in North India, Delhi included, recording sky-high temperatures. Rajasthan’s Churu is the hottest among these cities, crossing 50 degrees twice, 8 degrees above its normal temperature at this time of the year. Banda and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh come a close second and third, at 49.2 and 48.9 degrees respectively.(Inputs from NDTV.com)
No casualties were reported in the apparently isolated incidents in North Kivu province, where a recent upsurge in fighting between Government forces (FARDC) and a rebel militia (CNDP) led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda has driven at least 250,000 people from their homes. The UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) confirmed the recent arrival in the North Kivu capital, Goma, of some 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), with further movements of civilians across the Ugandan border.UN aid agencies said they had restored full service for IDPs after week-long insecurity forced them to cut off some key elements. Distribution has resumed for health kits, immunization packages, fresh water and sanitation equipment, food and shelter. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said it is attempting to prevent and control an outbreak of cholera as the number of new cases has tripled to 150 a week.On the political side, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on peace in the Great Lakes Region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, will be travelling for a first round of consultations on the DRC, beginning tomorrow in Luanda, where he will meet with Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos. Later tomorrow he will fly to Kinshasa for an expected meeting with DRC President Joseph Kabila, followed by weekend discussions in Goma.Meanwhile Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Special Representative for the DRC Leila Zerrougui has visited Kiwanja, 70 kilometres north of Goma and the scene of heavy fighting between Mayi-Mayi forces and the CNDP earlier this month, to assess MONUC’s ability to protect civilians.She explained that MONUC was there to protect the population and not to fight Congolese military elements. “That’s not its mission, that’s not its mandate,” she said. “Our military have clear orders; they know they have to protect the people, even with limited means. They will do all they can to bring the necessary assistance to the people.”She denounced the manipulation of the people, often against UN peacekeepers. “If people don’t show a friendly face to MONUC soldiers, they risk creating misunderstandings. MONUC must be allowed to protect the population so it can have good relations with them,” she told civil society organizations. 13 November 2008The strife-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has remained relatively calm over the past two days apart from two skirmishes between Government troops and the PARECO/Mayi Mayi militia, the United Nations reported today.
“Action now has to happen urgently because of the sheer scale of numbers of children impacted,” said UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, who presented the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), a two-day conference that opened today in Istanbul, Turkey. Specifically designed for education in emergencies, the fund aims to reach more than 13.6 million children and youth living in crisis situations, such as conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks, with quality education over the next five years. “These young people are missing out on schooling and this is becoming a full-blown global crisis that will haunt the world for generations,” Mr. Brown stressed. On average, the UN estimates that less than two percent of humanitarian aid currently goes towards funding education. Moreover, education systems equipped to cope with protracted crises cannot be built on the foundations of short-term – and unpredictable – appeals. ‘Education Cannot Wait,’ which has a funding target of $3.85 billion over five years, aims to bridge the gap between humanitarian interventions during crises and long-term development afterwards, through predictable funding. As thousands of participants gathered at the Summit to discuss how to strengthen the humanitarian system to alleviate and prevent the suffering of millions worldwide, UNICEF warned that one in four of the world’s school-aged children – nearly half a billion – live in countries affected by crises. Around 75 million of these children and youth are either already missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether. A special session at the Summit underlined how education systems are being destroyed by violent armed conflict, natural disasters and health emergencies, robbing children of the skills they need to build safe, strong communities and economies when they reach adulthood. Sarah Brown, the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and President of the children’s charity TheirWorld, is giving a voice to refugee children by displaying some of their artwork at the Summit. Youth worldwide, many of whom fled the Syrian crisis, illustrated what a safe school means to them.Sarah Brown talks about “TheirWorld” and Education Cannot Wait fund Credit: UN News Centre The UN News Centre caught up with Ms. Brown at the Summit’s exhibition fair. Her full radio interview can be accessed here. “Children don’t need education even in emergencies; they need education especially in emergencies,” stressed UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake. “Without an education, how will they gain the knowledge and skills to chart their own futures – and to someday lend their hands to building more peaceful, stable futures for their societies? And how can we hope to reach our global development goals for education if we don’t focus on children trapped in humanitarian emergencies – who represent almost half of all children out of school today?” Mr. Lake asked. Answers to these questions will continue to be raised on the second and last day of the World Humanitarian Summit, as government representative and leaders from the private and public sectors work together to commit to the five core responsibilities of the UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Humanity: Prevent and end conflict Respect rules of war Leave no one behind Working differently to end need Invest in humanity
Womens EHF Champions League Women’s EHF Champions League Round 4 played around Europe last weekend with one match to be played on Monday, when Gyori Audi ETO KC can confirm placement at TOP 12 (Main Round) against German Thuringer.With a victory, Hungarian team could help Slovenian RK Krim Mercator to secure place at Main Round two matches before the end of Preliminary Round.Only three teams have secured places at Main Round – Russian Rostov Don, French Brest Bretagne and reigning EHF CL winners from Gyor.GROUP A:Odense HC 5 Metz Handball 5Buducnost 4Larvik HK 2Group B:Rostov Don 7Brest Bretagne 5Kobenhavn 4IK Savehof 0Group C:Gyori Audi ETO KC 6RK Krim Mercator 5HC Podravka Vegeta 3Thuringer 0Group D:FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria 6CSM Bucuresti 4Vipers Kristiansand 3SG BBM Bietegheim 3PHOTO: Slavko Kolar ← Previous Story TOP 5 goals of EHF Champions League 2018/2019 Round 6 Next Story → Israeli League: The two Rishon LeZion teams on top
La météorite de Tcheliabinsk a frôlé le Soleil ou heurté un autre corps avant d’arriver sur TerreSelon une nouvelle étude russe, la météorite tombée en février dernier à Tcheliabinsk aurait heurté un autre corps ou frôlé le Soleil avant de s’écraser sur Terre. Des fragments indiquent en effet que l’objet a connu un processus de fusion intense avant son entrée dans l’atmosphère.Alors que la majorité des météorites se contente de s’écraser sur Terre sans faire davantage de dégâts, c’est un évènement majeur qui s’est produit à Tcheliabinsk en Russie en février dernier. Un objet rocheux s’est désintégré dans le ciel causant une explosion si puissante que l’onde de choc a créé d’importants dégâts et fait plus de 1.000 blessés dans cette ville de l’Oural. D’après les dernières estimations, l’astéroïde mesurait environ 17 mètres pour une masse comprise entre 5.000 et 10.000 tonnes. Grâce aux recherches réalisées dans la région, plusieurs fragments ont pu être retrouvés et ceux-ci livrent aujourd’hui de précieuses informations concernant l’objet spatial. Selon une étude parue mardi, l’astéroïde aurait en effet connu un processus de fusion intense avant même d’entrer dans l’atmosphère terrestre. Autrement dit, soit l’objet serait entré en collision avec un autre corps, soit il aurait frôlé le Soleil d’un peu trop près.Des fragments de structure différentePour en arriver à cette conclusion, les scientifiques de l’Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM) de Novosibirsk en Russie ont analysé des fragments de la météorite en utilisant différentes techniques. Ceci a permis de constater que tous les morceaux présentaient la même composition minérale mais pas la même structure et la même texture. Face à cela, les chercheurs ont divisé les fragments en trois types, en se basant sur leur couleur et leur structure : clair, foncé, et intermédiaire. Les fragments les plus clairs sont les plus communs, mais les plus foncés ont été trouvés en nombre le long de la trajectoire de la météorite, avec une concentration maximale près de là où elle s’est écrasée. Or, la structure, la texture et la composition minérale de ces fragments foncés montrent qu’ils ont été formés par un processus de fusion très intense, qui s’est produit avant que l’astéroïde connaisse les températures extrêmement élevées dues à l’entrée dans l’atmosphère terrestre. “Sur les nombreux fragments que nous avons analysé, seuls trois échantillons sombres montrent des indices forts de métamorphisme et de fusion précoce”, a expliqué le Dr Victor Sharygin de l’IGM lors de la Goldschmidt conference tenue à Florence. “Cependant, de nombreux fragments de la météorite ont été ramassés par le public, donc il est impossible de dire quelle portion de la météorite a été affectée” par ce processus. “La météorite qui s’est écrasée près de Tcheliabinsk est un type connu sous le nom de chondrite LL5 et c’est assez commun pour ces objets d’avoir subi un processus de fusion avant de tomber sur Terre”, a indiqué le Dr Sharygin. “Ceci veut presque certainement dire qu’il y a eu une collision entre la météorite de Tcheliabinsk et un autre corps du système solaire ou une quasi-collision avec le Soleil”, a t-il ajouté cité dans un communiqué. Des éléments sous une forme inhabituelle Le matériau trouvé dans les fragments sombres diffère également des autres échantillons puisqu’il présente de petites “bulles” sphériques qui sont incrustées de cristaux d’oxydes, de silicates et de métaux, et remplies de métaux et de sulfure. De façon surprenante, l’équipe d’IGM y a également trouvé de petites quantités d’éléments appartenant au groupe du platine dans la croûte de fusion de la météorite. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreCette présence est assez inhabituelle dans la mesure où cette croûte se forme normalement trop rapidement pour que ces éléments puissent s’y accumuler facilement. Aussi, d’habitude, ils sont plutôt dispersés dans les minéraux de la météorite. Mais là, “nous les avons trouvés sous la forme d’un minéral de 100-200 nanomètres à l’intérieur d’une goutte dans la croûte de fusion de la météorite”, a détaillé le Dr Sharygin. “Nous pensons que cette formation pourrait être liée à des changements de composition durant les processus de refusion et d’oxydation quand la météorite est entrée en contact avec l’oxygène atmosphérique”, a t-il précisé. Mais pour confirmer ces hypothèses, il faudra mener davantage d’analyses sur les fragments. “Nous espérons en savoir plus une fois que le corps principal de la météorite sera sorti du lac de Tchebarkoul” où l’objet a fini sa course, a ainsi conclu le chercheur.Le 27 août 2013 à 16:13 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target First Class customers on select British Airways flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK can now pass the time in virtual reality.Through the end of this year, BA is providing a selection of films, documentaries, and travel programs in 2D, 3D, and 360-degree formats.Headsets from VR eyewear specialist SkyLights provide travelers with an immersive experience, whether the seat back is in the upright and locked position or fully reclined.“We are always looking at the latest technology to enhance our customers’ experience on the ground and in the air,” Sajida Ismail, head of inflight product at BA, said in a statement.British Airways is the first UK airline to trial this technology. The company selected a range of therapeutic programs—including guided meditation and sound therapy—geared at those passengers with a fear of flying.A range of therapeutic programs are available for passengers with a fear of flying (via Nick Morrish/British Airways)“Virtual reality has the power to revolutionize in-flight entertainment and we’re really excited to trial these new glasses as they should create a unique and memorable journey for our First [Class] customers,” Ismail said.Top-tier patrons can look for VR headsets on selected BA117 through December 2019.Earlier this year, BA trialled the virtual reality technology at Heathrow Terminal 5, giving premium customers a glimpse of the simulated Club World cabin.These new features come as British Airways celebrates 100 years of air travel with an exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery, and a £6.5 billion ($7.9 billion) investment to improve its aircraft.Over the next five years, look for high-quality Wi-Fi and power in every seat, updated interiors, and 72 new aircraft.Watch: This Electric Train-Plane Hybrid Is the Best of Both WorldsMore on Geek.com:British Airways to Fuel Flights With Household WasteFord Wants to Design Cars With Virtual Reality SketchesArmchair Astronomers Can Now Visit a Black Hole—In Virtual Reality ‘Doctor Who’ Returns This Fall With Interactive VR GameWatch The Trailer For BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ VR Special
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Gail Delaughter | Houston Public MediaHarris County DA Kim Ogg announces the new charges at a press conference on April 5th, 2018. The Harris County District Attorney’s office said on Thursday a total of four people are now facing charges in connection with the crash that happened on February 28 on the I-45 Feeder Road at El Dorado Boulevard. 20-year-old Veronica Rivas was indicted this week on two counts of vehicular manslaughter.Also facing charges under a new Harris County initiative is 24-year-old Devin Jackson, the son of the owner of the Crescent City Connection Sports and Oyster Bar, the place where Rivas and her 17-year-old friend were drinking prior to the crash. He’s accused of providing alcohol to a minor.Facing the same charge is 23-year-old John C. Medina. He also has an additional charge of aggravated perjury by lying to a grand jury. A bartender is facing charges as well. 40-year-old Amy L. Allen is charged with acting with criminal negligence by allowing the underaged women to drink.36-year-old Shayla Joseph and her three-month-old son Braylan Joseph were killed in that crash.District Attorney Kim Ogg said the charges come as part of a new initiative to stem the county’s high drunk driving rates. According to TxDOT’s figures, 159 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in Harris County in 2016.“We are ground zero for alcohol related car crashes and deaths in the United States,” said Ogg. “We really couldn’t do worse as our current record.”To try to stem those high numbers, Ogg explained they’re now investigating where a drunk driver obtained alcohol before causing a fatal wreck.“We track the source of the alcohol to a specific person and place and that’s what this investigation represents, that’s exactly what we’ve done,” said Ogg.Ogg added that the bars themselves could also face administrative penalties from the County Attorney and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission if they’re found to have served someone prior to a fatal crash. Share
It’s a dog’s world in D.C.! There are doggie daycare centers, overnight hotels, parks, psychics, walkers, specialty clothing shops and natural and organic foods. There’s even a special day when dogs swim at pools for an annual splash.Debbie Gomes, 39, owner of Little Rascals, a doggy daycare in Ward 4, said when she opened seven years ago, people told her the concept would not work. But it did work. Gomes said many of her clients work long hours and need to be assured that their dogs are in good hands. “I didn’t like the type of treatment my own dog was getting so I opened a business that would provide the services that I wanted for my dog,” said Gomes.Little Rascals is prominently located on the corner of Missouri and Georgia avenues in a building that was a bank and a school. One of two locations, it can house as many as 60 dogs.“We have 40 dogs today but you don’t hear one of them barking. If your dog is barking then it is not being taken care of properly,” Gomes said as she escorted two Great Danes to a transport vehicle. “Our dogs feel very comfortable and well attended.”Gomes also said students from neighboring high schools have interned at the site after going through a thorough training. “We’ve been very happy with our high school interns,” said Gomes. Local chain stores Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Walmart and Trader Joe’s have dedicated isles to dog lovers and other pets. “It’s big business,” said Craig Muckle, manager of public affairs and government operations at Safeway Stores. “Selling pet products has become very sophisticated over the years. To have an entire aisle dedicated to pets means that we are totally committed to the needs of the customers we serve and their pets.”PetSmart, the largest specialty retailers of services and solutions for pets has more than 1,000 stores nationwide and in Canada. In 2013, it collected $1.8 billion in sales and services.Has your dog attended the swimming party? Well, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Health and the Washington Humane Society hold an annual Doggie Day Swim at the end of the outdoor swimming season at selected pools. Hundreds of well-behaved and licensed dogs accompanied by a responsible person participate in several fun activities. Rhonda Thomas, 59, has been living with dogs all her life. “I believe animals have souls. Just because humans have dominion over them doesn’t mean that we are any better than them. I treat my dogs like I treat my fellow man, with respect,” said Thomas.Christie Lynn Diller, media spokesperson for the Washington Humane Society said it has 10 open abuse and neglect cases on any given day. “We are educating some residents in the District how to properly care for animals, even if it means taking them to court,” said Diller. “Sometimes the neglect or abuse is not intentional,” said Thomas, who is creating a nonprofit organization to provide services to sick dogs and families who may be facing hardships. “I want to help people keep their pets when they don’t have the financial means,” said Thomas. “Sometimes dog neglect may be a result of having to properly take care of your dog or taking care of yourself and other family members.”The District government has seen an increase in revenue for dog licensing. In 2004, approximately $77 thousand for annual fees was collected for dog licensing. Over the years, it steadily increased reaching an all-time high of $120 thousand in 2012. Last year, the fee collection decreased to $75 thousand. Although requests were made to several agencies, government officials gave no explanation for the decline.