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Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversy

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first_imgMS Dhoni became the first-ever player to win 100 Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain on Thursday when Chennai Super Kings piped Rajasthan Royals in a last-ball thriller in Jaipur. However, the major landmark was overshadowed by Dhoni’s uncharacteristic outburst at on-field umpires during the last over of a tense chase.Chennai Super Kings had needed 18 from the last over to secure a win in Jaipur. The visitors began the over well with Ravindra Jadeja hitting Ben Stokes for a six in the first ball but Rajasthan Royals pulled things back with the wicket of MS Dhoni in the third ball of the over.With 9 needed off the last three balls, New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner walked out to bat for CSK. After Ben Stokes delivered the fourth ball of the over, on-field umpire Ulhas Gandhe signaled a no-ball for a waist-high full toss. However, Gandhe retracted his decision after leg-umpire Bruce Oxenford hinted it wasn’t a waist-high no-ball.Miffed with the lack of clarity from Gandhe, Dhoni stormed onto the pitch and confronted the umpire. Non-striker Ravindra Jadeja also joined the conversation but the revised decision stayed and Dhoni headed back to the dug-out disappointed.It was surprising to see Dhoni, known for holding his nerves even in the trickiest of situations, loose his cool and walk onto the pitch and have an intense argument with the on-field umpire.Several members from the cricket fraternity, including experts and former cricketers, have questioned Dhoni’s uncharacteristic act.While @msdhoni is right in saying what he is, he isn’t right in entering the ground and arguing his case.The umpire did signal a no ball.advertisementBoria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 11, 2019This is not a good look for the game … No place at all for a Captain to storm onto the pitch from the Dugout … !! #IPLMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 11, 2019The umpire is well within his right to overturn a No-Ball or any decision on the field for that matter. Surprised with how Dhoni handled it. It was so unlike Captain Cool #RRvCSKHemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 11, 2019No ball or not, WHAT ON EARTH IS MS Dhoni doing walking on to the field once he’s dismissed. Bizarre this. Weak weak umpiring. #RRvCSKRaunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) April 11, 2019Umpiring standards have been pretty low in this #IPL and that was a no-ball given and reversed. Enough to feel crossed and miffed. But the opposition captain has no right to walk out on the pitch after being dismissed. Dhoni set a wrong precedent tonight. #RRvCSK #IPLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 11, 2019Granted that it was poor communication from the umpires, but it was in bad taste that #Dhoni stormed on to the field. Very surprised that Murali Kartik didn’t even ask him about it in the post-match chat #RRvCSK #RRvsCSK #IPL2019 #IPL #IPL19Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) April 11, 2019Someone needs to tell MSD that the umpire isn’t Deepak ChaharSiddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) April 11, 2019MS Dhoni storms onto field to argue with umpire. Never seen that before. Should have got bigger fine than half his match fee https://t.co/iWadwcgMHxPeter Lalor (@plalor) April 11, 2019MS Dhoni has been fined 50 per cent of match fees for violating code of conduct, that is for trying to intimidate the umpire. It’s time for other captains to keep walking on to the turf and interrupting the game #IPL #RRvCSKAmol Karhadkar (@karhacter) April 11, 2019Since the celebrations are almost done, want to say this. Disappointed as an MSD fan that My Captain Cool lost his calm and entered into the ground. Not at all cool. #DefinitelyNotADhoniThing #CSK #CSKvRRVamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) April 11, 2019Doesn’t anyone feel it was utterly disgraceful for the captain of the batting team to walk out on the field to argue with the umpires? No? Ok. Me alone, then. #CSKvKXIP #MSDhoni #SpiritOfTheGameSuhrud Godbole (@suhrudgodbole) April 11, 2019Today MS Dhoni has turned captain uncool. Umpire maybe wrong, but you don’t expect Dhoni to behave that way.Shantanu N Sharma (@shantanunandan2) April 11, 2019Level of umpiring in @IPL has seriously gone so low! Never seen @msdhoni losing his cool & heading to the field to argue with umpires! That’s a first! #IPL2019 #CSKvRRTridib Baparnash (@TridibIANS) April 11, 2019Eventually, Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after his outburst. An IPL press release Dhoni had admitted to breaching the tournament’s Code of Conduct.”MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.”advertisement”Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the release said.Despite all the last-over drama, MItchell Santner kept his cool and delivered a win for Chennai Super Kings by hitting a big six when three runs were needed off the last ball.Also Read | MS Dhoni fined after fierce on-field argument with umpiresAlso Read | IPL 2019: Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni smash Rajasthan Royals as CSK edge closer to playoffsAlso See:last_img read more

Kejriwal Sisodia summoned in defamation case

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first_imgNew Delhi: A court here on Monday issued summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a defamation complaint against them filed by BJP leader Vijendra Gupta. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court has asked them to appear before it on July 16.last_img

Lake Huron beach at centre of dispute between First Nation and Ontario

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first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe world’s second-largest freshwater beach is at the centre of a dispute between a First Nation and an Ontario municipality.Sauble Beach runs along the eastern shores of Lake Huron, on the northern edge of Saugeen First Nation and through the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.Saugeen Chief Lester Anoquot says the beach is “not a land claim issue — it’s a boundary issue.”“It’s very specific in our treaty that the boundary starts here at our border of Saugeen, and ends at nine and a half miles north, which would be 6th Street North, Sauble,” he says.Anoquot says the disputed boundary has been unresolved for too long.“We’ve attempted mediation for the past six years,” he says, adding South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson has not agreed to settle the dispute out of court.“So we’ve put a summary judgement motion forward and presented to the courts,” he explains. “We expect to be in court to address the issue of boundary within six to nine months.”Jackson declined to speak with APTN News.But in a recent Facebook post she stated her disappointment over the matter.“This Summary Judgement asks the Court to rule in their favour without going to trial,” she explains to her constituents.Jackson also writes: “We have spent nearly 150 years building a vibrant community around our beach. Simply because he claims the beach belongs to his Band, doesn’t mean we should hand over the keys.”Anoquot said that’s not exactly what he has in mind.“Not a lot will change with the landscape,” he said, explaining the two businesses operating in the disputed area could lease the land from Saugeen. “Or we could do it ourselves.”Anoquot said public access to the beach would remain the same, but that the band would move to prohibit vehicles from the beach, calling the common practice in South Bruce “an issue of environmental hazard and safety.”The new motion is scheduled to be heard next year.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

Modi targets Rahul over association with UK firm

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first_imgSagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday targeted Rahul Gandhi for his alleged association with UK firm Backops, saying the Congress president’s “scams” were being “unearthed from land, air and water”. Referring to Gandhi, Modi while speaking at rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar said the “naamdar” gets exposed every time he tries to malign him and the more he is targeted, the more ‘lotus’ will bloom. The Home Ministry recently served a notice on Gandhi, saying it received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, claiming that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with the Congress leader as one of its directors. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Home Ministry said Swamy’s letter also mentioned that in the British company’s annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Gandhi’s date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and had declared his nationality as British. Referring to Gandhi’s alleged association with the company, Modi said, “His scams are being unearthed from land, air and water.” “The ‘naamdar’ in an interview mentioned that his aim was to malign my image. But more the mud he throws at me, better the lotus will bloom,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Modi said even as Gandhi abused him, the latter himself was getting exposed. “He owned a company called Backops in England which was shut in 2009. But in 2011, a partner in the company got a submarine deal contract. The government was of the Congress. How did the Backops partner get the deal, what was his experience in defence contract?” Modi said. Modi alleged that due to Congress’s “criminal apathy”, the country has been deprived of basic amenities like pucca houses, electricity, toilets and bank accounts during the first 25 years of Independence. “Had the Congress remained in power, I am confident that basic amenities would have alluded the country for another 100 years,” he said. Modi said perpetrators of terrorism are now fully aware that it is a new India which hits them back by entering their dens. “Your each vote in favour of Modi will inspire him to fight against terrorism with vigour,” he added.last_img read more

UK Market Is Strategic For Moroccan Tourism Sector: Official

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London – The UK market is strategic for the tourism sector in Morocco which seeks to make tourism a lever for social and economic development, director general of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) Abderrafie Zouiten said.Speaking to MAP on the sidelines of the World Travel Market, the world’s largest event for travel industry (London Nov. 3-6), the Moroccan official stressed the importance of the UK market for the Moroccan tourism industry, noting that in 2013 Morocco was for the first time the UK’s top African destination, ahead of other Anglophone destinations  such as Egypt and South Africa.As of August 2014, the number of British tourists who visited Morocco grew by 17 %, while the overall number of UK tourists in the world increased by only 5 %, he noted, underlining Morocco’s ambition to attract one million British tourists by 2018. To achieve this “realistic and attainable” goal, ONMT has developed an integrated strategy consisting of specific actions and a promotional campaign aimed at meeting British tourists expectations and encouraging them to visit Morocco, Zouiten concluded. read more

Pioneers in TB control in Africa India win new UNbacked health prize

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A tireless advocate for people infected with both tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia and the manager of the national TB control programme in India today won a prestigious new United Nations-backed health prize for their efforts to transform control of the debilitating but curable disease that kills some 5,000 people every day.Winstone Zulu from Zambia and L.S. Chauhan from India became the first winners of the The Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize, inaugurated this year by the Partnership, a network of more than 500 organizations whose secretariat is housed at the UN World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva.The Kochon Foundation was created in 1973 by the late Chong-Kun Lee, Chairman of the Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corp., one of the first TB drug manufacturers in Korea.Mr Zulu himself was cured of tuberculosis, although all of his four brothers died of the disease. He is a co-founder of Kara-Kabwe Programmes for Kara Counselling, a provider of HIV/AIDS counselling in Zambia, and was Co-President of TBTV.org, one of the first global organizations of people with TB and HIV/AIDS.Dr. Chauhan is Deputy Director-General (Tuberculosis) and Programme Manager of the National TB Control Programme in India. Since 2002 he has overseen the rapid expansion of the DOTS TB-control program in India, a remarkable accomplishment in the country that bears the world’s highest TB burden.TB is a global public health menace of catastrophic proportions. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air. Only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air. A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to be infected.Left untreated, each person with active TB will infect on average 10 to15 people every year, but infected people will not necessarily become sick. The immune system walls off the bacilli which, protected by a thick waxy coat, can lie dormant for years. When someone’s immune system is weakened, the chances of becoming sick are greater.According to WHO, someone in the world is infected every second. Overall, a third of the world’s population is currently infected with the bacillus and 5 to 10 per cent of these, if they are not also infected with HIV, become sick or infectious some time during their lives. People with both HIV and TB infection are much more likely to develop TB.The largest number of new cases in 2004 occurred in South-East Asia, which accounted for 33 per cent of the global total. But the estimated incidence per capita in sub-Saharan Africa is nearly twice that of South-East Asia, at nearly 400 cases per 100,000. read more

At UN Assembly Comoros urges swift implementation of Agenda 2030 to stem

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“We definitely know that it is neither for pleasure nor from a state for tourism that these men and women risk their lives in perilous journeys across the seas and oceans,” he told the Assembly’s annual general debate. “They are rather fleeing war, poverty and bad living conditions,” he added. “That is why the theme of our session – ‘Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world’ – is to the point, since it allows us to envisage sustainable development that is capable of stabilizing peoples in their homelands,” he noted, and said: “Thus it is the duty of our Organization and of us all to take immediate measures to dam up the scourges of violence that stem from extremism and fanaticism on all sides.” Terrorism knows no frontiers, he stressed, denouncing the odious and barbaric acts that afflict the whole world, but especially Africa. “Terrorists are neither Muslims, nor Jews, nor Christians, nor Animists,” he said. “They do not belong to any religion, any civilization. They are barbarians.” Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak President Anerood Jugnauth of Mauritius also dwelt on the SDGs and the UN’s role in helping to achieve them. “Every country has its priorities and will need to formulate a unique set of actions to achieve the universal goals we have set for ourselves,” he told the Assembly. “In this context, the United Nations will have an important role to play in backing up countries’ individual efforts.” Mauritius is focussing at first on the eradication of extreme forms of poverty, introducing a subsistence allowance for the extreme poor that will give them an income that 40 per cent higher than the World Bank’s absolute poverty threshold. “There are yet many miles to go and we will pursue our journey resolutely towards attaining all the SDGs, working together with the private sector and civil society,” he said. “We are fully committed to create a more equitable system, to safeguard rule of law and to ensure equal access to justice for all.” read more

Giant cannabis factory found in nuclear bunker in England

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeveral arrested over suspected ganja, gun found during Linden, Ituni Trail raidsFebruary 6, 2017In “Crime”Police discovers illegal gun, ammo, ganja during search of house at LindenJune 2, 2016In “Crime”8,500 ganja plants destroyed during Police swoop down in Upper Demerara RiverJanuary 13, 2019In “Crime” (BBC) A large-scale cannabis factory has been found in an underground former nuclear bunker, Wiltshire police have said.Several thousand cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £1m were seized in a raid on RGHQ Chilmark.Six men were arrested on suspicion of cannabis production following the midnight raid on Wednesday.There are 20 rooms in the building with almost every one converted for the wholesale production of cannabis plants, police said.The former Ministry of Defence bunker was built in the 1980s to protect local dignitaries and government officials in the event of a nuclear attack. read more

Sega Pass database hacked birthdates passwords stolen

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first_imgThe hacking spree that all started with the monumental breach at Sony continues, and Sega is the latest victim.Sega has reported to users of its Sega Pass service that their network was compromised, and while they don’t indicate how many users were impacted or how much data was compromised, they’ve already reset user passwords and shut off access to the Sega Pass service while they investigate.Sega notes in their statement that no personal or financial information was stored in their database, and that while intruders were able to gain access, the most they would have made off with were birth dates, usernames, e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords that they would have to decrypt to use. They do mention, however, that the information stolen only represents a “subset of Sega Pass members.” That’s likely no consolation to the members whose information was stolen – especially as Sega’s announcement doesn’t let us know how large or small that subset is.The announcement came earlier today after Sega detected the intrusion on Thursday. No one group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but more people presume that LulzSec, who have been on a hacking rampage across gaming companies and government organizations lately, are likely to blame. Still, there have been a number of hacks recently, including the breach at BioWare yesterday, for which Lulzsec hasn’t taken credit. It’s possible there’s another copycat group on the loose looking to test their own mettle.Regardless of who’s behind the attack, it’s worth changing your password when Sega Pass comes back online if you suspect that your information may have been stolen in this or any of the previous breaches. If you use the same username and password for any other online services, it’s worth changing those as well, and making sure your passwords are strong so if they are obtained, they’re next to impossible to crack.Read more at PlayStation Lifestylelast_img read more

Quattendentils de Rio20

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first_imgQu’attendent-ils de Rio+20 ?Des responsables politiques, des ONG, des chercheurs et des hommes d’affaires donnent leur point de vue sur le sommet dédié au développement durable, Rio+20 et indiquent ce qu’ils en attendent.Pour la Présidente brésilienne Dilma Rousseff à Rio+20, “nous aurons une mission difficile qui sera de proposer un nouveau modèle de croissance qui ne semble pas trop fumeux ou fantaisiste. Nous devons faire des propositions en tenant compte du fait que des millions et des millions de personnes n’ont pas accès à des conditions minimum de vie”. Pour elle, le but de ce sommet mondial est ainsi “de formuler un plan de croissance durable grâce auquel le monde sera meilleur si nous respectons l’environnement, si nous sortons les gens de la misère et arrivons à nous développer”.De son côté, Brice Lalonde, ancien ministre français de l’environnement, estime que “les gouvernements se débattent dans leurs crises, les yeux rivés sur l’immédiat, alors que Rio+20 les invite à dessiner sereinement un avenir pour le monde”. S’il admet que faire les deux est difficile, il estime que “c’est en principe le rôle des chefs d’Etat”. Il souligne par ailleurs, qu’”à Rio+20, la famille des nations doit baliser le chemin vers des objectifs universels de développement durable pour l’humanité, tout en maintenant, voire accentuant, ses efforts pour éliminer la misère. Ce serait une nouvelle étape pour les Nations unies d’organiser l’action commune, plus que le simple face à face entre pays développés et pays en développement”.Pour Manish Bapna, du groupe américain World Resources Institute, “le monde a profondément changé au cours des 20 dernières années, avec une classe moyenne en expansion : nous consommons plus, nous utilisons plus d’énergie, nous faisons peser plus de pression sur les ressources naturelles. La pauvreté est en déclin, mais l’inégalité est en hausse. Rio est une occasion de mettre le développement durable au centre de l’agenda politique et économique”.”Le point de non-retour approche” Dans le même ordre d’idée, le professeur de l’université de Manchester John Sulston estime que “le monde est face aujourd’hui à un choix très clair. Nous pouvons choisir de rééquilibrer l’utilisation des ressources selon un schéma de consommation plus égalitaire, recadrer nos valeurs économiques pour refléter vraiment ce que notre consommation signifie pour notre planète, et aider les individus dans le monde entier à faire des choix de reproduction informés et libres. Ou bien nous pouvons choisir de ne rien faire et nous laisser entraîner dans un tourbillon de maux économiques, socio-politiques et environnementaux, conduisant à un avenir plus inéquitable et inhospitalier”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Marina Grossi, présidente du Centre industriel brésilien pour le développement durable qui regroupe 73 groupes industriels du pays, indique quant à elle que “le coût réel des externalités [coût du climat, des émissions de CO2] n’existe pas encore et que c’est le point où nous espérons avancer à Rio+20”. Un point de vue partagé par Philippe Joubert, Conseil mondial des affaires pour le développement durable, qui indique que “le point de non-retour approche, le monde des affaires doit participer, mais il faut que les gouvernements donnent des règles claires”. Il convient également que “nous ne pouvons pas continuer à fonctionner comme si le capital naturel de la planète était illimité et gratuit”.Enfin, Julia Marton-Lefevre, directrice générale de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) souligne elle que “plus nous perdons de biodiversité, plus nous sommes vulnérables au changement climatique et aux crises de l’alimentation, de l’eau et de l’énergie”. Elle attend ainsi de Rio+20 “que les gouvernements et les hommes d’affaires voient le besoin d’investir dans la nature, et qu’ils le fassent vite. La nature devrait être inclue dans tous les plans de développement”.Le 12 juin 2012 à 18:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cudicini recalls his time with Cech at Chelsea

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first_imgCarlo Cudicini recalled his time alongside Petr Cech at Chelsea where they competed with each other for the number one goalkeeping jerseyBefore Cech’s arrival in 2004, Cudicini had been the undisputed number one at Chelsea for the last four years and was even named the Premier League’s best goalkeeper of the 2002/03 campaign.But once Cech was at Stamford Bridge, Cudicini was instantly demoted to the bench as the Czech enjoyed record-breaking success with Chelsea.Cudicini spent the following four and a half years being Cech’s backup before he left for Tottenham in January 2009.However, the Italian only has fond memories of his time alongside Cech who announced his retirement this week from football at the end of the season.“We were fighting for one place and we always gave 120 per cent because we knew if we weren’t able to do our job somebody else would have stepped in,” Cudicini told Chelsea TV.“I tried to push Petr very hard when he was playing, trying to make sure his concentration was always top, and I’m sure that he thought to do the same when I was playing in cups and other games.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s easy to get along well with Petr because he’s such a smart guy, an intelligent guy.“He has so many hobbies so we developed a friendship which is still there, still strong and hopefully it will carry on to be like that.”Cech’s first season at Chelsea was especially remarkable given his quick adaption to English football which saw him only concede 15 goals and make a record 21 clean sheets in the Premier League at the age of 22.“If you think, in his first season he was still very young,” said Cudicini.“I said many times that it’s never easy to make the transition between other leagues and the Premier League and he was unbelievable. He had the record for clean sheets and it was a brilliant season.”Nowadays, the Italian has retired from playing football and works as an assistant coach back at Chelsea.last_img read more

2 fail to break into Miami Beach home rob cars instead

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first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured two thieves trying and failing to break into a home, early Tuesday morning, before breaking into the cars parked outside the home instead.The two thieves jumped the home’s fence, police said. Surveillance video shows them trying to open several doors to the home, located on North Bay Road and West 53rd Street.When that didn’t work, they turned their attention to the pricey cars out front, ransacking them before driving off in an unknown vehicle.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday Aug 18 2017

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowFairbanks protesters organize against the state wolf control programDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe state’s largest wolf control program was the target of a protest outside Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks headquarters on Thursday.Anchorage man beaten, bound and put in dog kennel, police searching for suspectsWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAnchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage.Trump’s streamlining order: You’ve seen its kind beforeLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order to speed up environmental reviews of infrastructure projects. His announcement of it, in the lobby of Trump Tower, was somewhat overshadowed by what he said next, about the White nationalist march in Virginia.Alaska Airlines pilots plan picket over lack of compensationCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.During NTSB investigative hearing, Ravn announces changes; more to comeJohanna Eurich, KYUK – AnchorageThe fatal Ravn Air crash near Togiak last fall was the focus of the investigative hearing held by the National Transportation Safety Board in Anchorage on Thursday.Feds say ferry system violates family leave actEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe U.S. Department of Labor alleges the Alaska Marine Highway System is violating federal leave laws.Catching food security in a dipnetAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDroves of people flood the Kenai to dipnet each year, but does it pay? Given how much you spend on gear and gas, is it a viable solution for food insecurity? Some say yes.AK: Cyclists support the fight against cancer while riding from Texas to AlaskaHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast week 70 cyclists completed the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. Every year the Texas 4000 raises thousands of dollars for cancer research.49 Voices: William “Pops” Wilson of WasillaHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from William “Pops” Wilson in Wasilla. Wilson has been fishing in the Wasilla area his whole life.last_img read more

Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras being outdone smartly

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first_imgHyderabad: As it is already in your pocket, it’s easy to whip it out and snap a quick photo whenever the mood strikes you. Nothing can beat the convenience of a smartphone camera, says Mohit Deshpande, a student. A DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera offers functionality as compared to a smartphone, but you can’t carry a DSLR everywhere as it takes up a lot of space, he explains. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Peteri Prashanth, a member of Telangana Photographic Society, says, “Smartphones these days have very high-quality lenses in them which can be used to capture any scene – be it a wide landscape or a faraway bird or a small insect. I photograph through the mobile phone as well as DSLR, but it is not possible to carry a DSLR with me at all times, unlike a mobile phone which we have with us wherever we go. It is easy to capture the moment.” Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “When smartphones are capable of delivering image quality equivalent of a DSLR, what is the hassle?” asks Raghuveer, a B Tech student. Speaking to the Hans India on the occasion of World Photography Day, a few upcoming phone photographers of the twin cities shared their views on smartphone photography. BN Karthik from Miyapur, who has been doing photography for seven years, shares, “It’s been three years I have been doing commercial photography and I saw the technology upgrading a lot in the past couple of years. Phone cameras now produce images just like DSLR cameras. Advertise With Us I don’t always prefer phone to DSLR but we can’t carry a DSLR everywhere as it takes up a lot of space. Phones, on the other hand, fit right in your pockets and it is easy you just have to click – edit and post on the go. I can’t carry a DSLR to work every day, I get to see so many stories on my way to work and at that time I just take out my phone and click simple.” K Rizwan from Abids, who has doing phone photography past five years, agrees: “A good photographer can take an amazing shot with any camera also these days smart phones also support add-on lens which helps in taking those amazing Macro photos, wide-angle lens for a different perspective.”last_img read more

Ather Energy funding secures 51 million Flipkart cofounder plays lead role

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first_imgAther Energy, a Bengaluru based electric vehicle manufacturer, has raised an investment of $51 million in its latest round of funding led by Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s investment of $32 million. As a part of this funding, Hero MotoCorp has also converted its Convertible Debt of $19 million whereas InnoVen Capital has extended an $8 million venture debt.Prior to this, Bansal was an angel investor for Ather Energy dating his investment of $500,000 in 2014. Ather Energy launched its flagship scooter Ather 450 in 2018 and opened for pre-orders in Bengaluru in June 2018 with deliveries beginning in September the same year. With an order backlog of about five months, the EV company will be utilising this fund for expansion of capacity to 25,000 units per annum and expand the business to other cities. The company will start taking pre-orders in Chennai in the coming weeks and the firm has planned to expand the business to 30 cities by the end of 2023.In the coming years, Ather Energy is planning to install a new manufacturing facility which will be designed to produce 1 million vehicles a year. The startup also plans to set up 6,500 Ather Grid fast charging points across the country over the next 5 years with a projected investment of Rs 130 crore. L-R – Mr. Sachin Bansal, Tarun Mehta, CEO and Co-Foun … r. Swapnil Jain, CTO and Co-Founder, Ather EnergyAther EnergyOn the latest round of funding, Tarun Mehta, Co-founder & CEO of Ather Energy, said, “Sachin has been a part of our growth journey and this investment is a strong endorsement of the momentum we’ve built over these years.””Post the successful launch in Bengaluru, we are eager to reach out to consumers in other cities and to build more products that will excite consumers to switch to electric vehicles. The changing landscape of personal transport has also offered us more opportunities and you will hear about the new business models that we are investing in very soon,” Mehta added.Bansal said that conventional automobile industry is in a transition phase and it is up for a redefinition.”Watching Ather closely since my early investment in 2014, I am convinced that the ecosystem that Ather is building with their products is the future of urban mobility. Their focus on end to end customer experience will open up new revenue opportunities and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India. The future is electric and I am excited to be a part of this journey in shaping the future,” Bansal said. Ather Energy has been priced the 340 at 1,09,750, on-roadAther EnergyIn the past 6 months, Ather 450 owners have clocked more than 6 lakh kms in Bengaluru and the company has installed 31 fast charging station, called Ather Grid, across the city along with 7 fast charging points in Chennai. Ather is the first in the country to offer innovative purchase options like lease, with monthly payments as low as Rs 2,517.Under the ‘Ather One’ subscription, a post-service plan, the company has been providing services like doorstep pick up and service, 24X7 roadside assistance, free charging at home and in public etc. If we talk about Ather 450, it is designed for city riding conditions, the scooter has a top speed of 80 km/hr, a range of 75 km and one of the quickest in the scooter category with an acceleration of 3.9 seconds from 0-40 km/hr. Did you know these 4 ‘desi’ startups working on exciting electric vehicles in India? Closelast_img read more

6 things to know about UNSC visit to Rohingya camps

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first_imgMembers of UN Security Council arrive in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018 Photo : ReutersAfter the influx of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh due to persecution by the Myanmar forces since 25 August 2017, there is large scale criticism that the United Nations has failed to protect the Rohingya people or to take tough measures to compel Myanmar to comply with international human rights laws and rules.Against this backdrop, a delegation of UN Security Council is visiting Rohingya camps in Bangladesh. The UNSC envoys began the four-day visit to Bangladesh on Saturday, to be followed by visit to Myanmar.Here are six key facts one should know about the UNSC visit to the Rohingya camps.26 diplomats from 15 countries are in the delegationThe delegates include envoys of five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States — and 10 non-permanent members — Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland and Sweden — elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. HRW for referring Rohingya crisis to the ICCOn Friday, Human Rights Watch called for Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court.”The lack of a UN Security Council resolution has left the Myanmar government convinced that it has literally gotten away with mass murder,” HRW executive director Kenneth Roth told reporters in Yangon.Read more : UNSC team rules out sanction on MyanmarRohingyas stage protestsAFP reported that hundreds of Rohingyas at Kutupalong camp staged a protest ahead of the visit, holding banners demanding the restoration of their rights in Myanmar. The police dispersed the protesters peacefully.”We want restoration of our citizenship under Rohingya ethnicity. We want security and return of our confiscated land and properties,” said Rohingya leader Mohibullah was quoted as saying.Read more : UNSC team visits Kutupalong Rohingya camp Rohingyas present 14 conditions for repatriationA Rohingya leader named Dil Mohammad was quoted by news agency AFP as saying that they would present the delegation with 14 conditions. Prothom Alo obtained a list of demands that include keeping security forces in Arakan (Rakhine) before repatriation, restoring nationality with Rohingya ethnicity, involving Bangladesh, EU, UNHCR, OIC, HRW, USA, other international community and the Rohingya with Rohingya repatriation agreement and process, rehabilitating Rohingyas in their own land, own village and own house compound in Rakhine, compensatation to Rohingyas’ losses and returning confiscated land, allowing international media, rights groups and humanitarian aid groups in Rakhine freely, releasing Rohingya prisoners without any exception, no accusation of Rohingya in any past events, taking action againast the criminal in the ICC court, allowing government staff among the Rohingya refugees to continue their job and taking no action against them.Rohingya refugees line the streets as United Nations Security Council convoy passes by, outside Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018 Photo : ReutersDelegation to visit RakhineThe UN Security Council visit is expected to include a meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. They will also have a helicopter flight over Rakhine to see the remains of villages torched during the violence.The visit not about “naming and shaming”Kuwait’s ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi said that the visit was not about “naming and shaming” Myanmar, but that “the message will be very clear for them: the international community is following the situation and has great interest in resolving it.””We have to push to see how we can speed up the process of the implementation of the bilateral agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar,” the Kuwait’s UN ambassador added.Read more : UNSC team hears of rapes, murders from Rohingyas”We care because we are here, but the United Nations is not limited to the Security Council,” deputy Russian UN ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy was quoted as saying by Reuters. “The threat of raising this issue in the Security Council shouldn’t be used as a leverage for the Myanmar government to cooperate.”Britain’s UN ambassador Karen Pierce said all council members believed the Rohingya issue was “one of the most significant human rights cases that we have ever faced in the last decade and that something needs to be done” to avoid it causing instability in Bangladesh and Myanmar.”How one goes about that, the prominence that one gives to the individual government, particularly the Burmese government, tends to be what divides the council and that’s the old sovereignty versus human rights debate,” she said.A Russian member of UN Security Council team answers the questions of journalists in a press briefing at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 29, 2018. 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4 upazilas in Sylhet flooded

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first_imgPeople are marooned after torrential rain over the last few days in Sylhet. Photo: UNBSeveral hundred thousand people of four upazilas remained marooned after torrential rain over the last few days led to the flooding of parts of Gowainghat, Companiganj, Jaintiapur and Kanaighat upazilas of Sylhet.Flooding has cut off road communications, inundated paddy fields and fishing ponds, reports news agency UNB.Most low-lying villages in Gowainghat were flooded after Sari and Piyain rivers overflowed their banks following heavy rainfall.The Sarighat-Gwainghat road went under water on Friday afternoon, cutting off communication with the district town.Inundation in Shilpakala Intersection, Sunamganj municipality on Friday morning. Photo: Khalil RahmanMeanwhile, hundreds of thousands of workers remained unemployed after the stone quarries of Bihchanakandi and Jaflong were shut down temporarily several days ago.In Companiganj of Noakhali, houses, roads of upazila sadar, Parua and Bholaganj village went under water on Thursday night.Kazi Jasim Uddin of Ischakal Union said the most houses of Durgapur, Bishunupur, Shibpur, Bagjur, Putamara, Shimultola, Lombakandi, Muradkandi, Kathalbari, Dolkhola, Bahadurpara and Navagati villages were submerged under knee-deep water.A boy rows boat as people are marooned after torrential rain over the last few days in Sylhet. Photo: UNBThe villagers are having a tough time, he said.Upazila Education Officer Md Jahirul Haque said the children could not go to schools as the roads had been under water for the last few days. They will be compelled to close schools if the situation did not improve.In Jaintiapur, the low-lying villages of Nijpat, Jaintipur and Charikata unions were inundated after three days of torrential rain. The river is flowing 47 centimetres above its danger level.Road communication with the Sadar upazila and district town has been suspended causing immense suffering to the people.The weather office recorded 56 millimetres of rainfall in the last 24 hours.Upazila Nirbahi Officer Biswajit Kumar Paul said heavy rain in the last three days led to the overflowing of the river and flooding of some villages.Inundation in Sylhet due to torrential rain over the last few days in Sylhet. Photo: UNB”We are ready to help the affected villagers after enlisting their names. A team is working on it,” he added.In Kanaighat, residents of various areas are suffering from waterlogging after torrential rain.The rising water level inflicted damage to products in many shops and gave students a hard time going to schools for the last several days. It has thrown the city’s wastage management into disarray. The waste management system is also in shambles due to the flooding.Municipal mayor Nizam Uddin said they have to dig the canals to solve waterlogging. They are trying to execute various plans to solve the problem.last_img read more

21 hurt in accidents

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first_imgKolkata: In two separate accidents that took place on Sunday morning, 21 people were injured, including six police personnel, in the city.They were rushed to SSKM Hospital from where all 21 of them were treated and discharged. According to police, first accident happened around 7:15 am near the crossing of Saint Georges Gate Road and Commissariat Road. A bus of South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) rammed behind a mini-truck carrying police personnel from Kolkata Police commando unit. Immediately traffic police personnel deployed on the road rushed to the spot and rescued the occupants of the mini truck. They were eventually taken to SSKM Hospital for where they have been discharged after treatment as had no serious injuries. Meanwhile, the offending bus and the police vehicle were taken to Hastings police station. On the other hand a pick up van carrying approximately 50 Trinamool supporters to Esplanade from Kulpi toppled near the crossing of Remount Road and Coalberth Road. Traffic police personnel arranged necessary transportation to send the injured Trinamool workers to SSKM Hospital. Police informed that 15 persons were injured. As the injuries were minor, all 15 of them were treated and discharged after providing treatment. Later during the meeting Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee told the party workers to return home safely. She also told the Trinamool workers not to sit on the roofs of buses and keep their head down who are travelling in mini trucks and pick up vans as there are wires in many places which may lead to untoward accidents.last_img read more

A50 reopens after being closed following two accidents

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first_imgIce warning in force until 10am Monday Council says they did sent out gritters Man airlifted after accident Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: The A50 has now reopened. Highways England report the road reopened shortly before 5.30am. The A50 looks set to be closed into the morning following two accidents near the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border – with an ice warning in force throughout the region. Traffic data company INRIX reports the Eastbound carriageway remains closed due to accident involving a lorry and van between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout) (Uttoxeter) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Cubley). A separate accident also occurred on the same road with a car finishing on the embankment. Traffic England currently estimate the Eastbound carriageway won’t reopen until around 7.30am. A Highways England spokesman said: “The A50 is closed eastbound between the A518 (Uttoxeter) and the A515 (Sudbury) due to an incident. “Road users are being diverted via local routes currently as the previously stated diversion route along the B5017 is now affected by the prevailing weather conditions.” Police in Staffordshire also closed the Eastbound carriageway at Blythe Bridge just after 10pm – with traffic being diverted via Tean following what appears to be a separate accident. A number of accidents occurred late last night, en routes including the A500 and M6 as the region was hit by ice. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Motorists please be careful when using the roads today. Read MoreLIVE: Ice and snow lead to accidents and school closures across North Staffordshire “Road gritters have been out trying to make our roads as safe as possible, allow extra time & care on the roads in these icy conditions, avoid driving where possible. “There may be a number of delays.” The Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for Ice remains in force until 10am. Read MoreCold Snap latestcenter_img School closures on February 12 2018 We will bring you more information about the accidents on the A50 as it becomes available – for the latest updates visit our dedicated live feed about the incidents on the road here. For more information about other traffic and travel information from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit our dedicated channel here. What is a Met Office Weather Warning?The Met Office issue weather warnings when there is a risk of weather causing damage, disruption or danger to life. Generally warnings will be issued for heavy rain, wind, ice or snow. They come in three categories. Yellow: The lowest of the three. Yellow means you should plan ahead about potential disruption to travel and other day-to-day activities. These are the most common. Amber: A step up from Yellow, an Amber warning means there is an increased risk of disruption/danger to life and property. Red: These are only issued when ‘extreme weather’ is expected. When one is issued the Met Office advise immediate action is taken to keep yourself and others safe as widespread damage, disruption and risk to life is likely. Red warnings are extremely rare anywhere in the UK and almost unknown in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.last_img read more