Academy Award-winning superstar Jamie Foxx will host the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights on Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center in Birmingham, Ala.The event will feature musical performances by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott and 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Honoree and R&B singer-songwriter Charlie Wilson. Civil rights leaders will also make special appearances. The concert will support “50 Years Forward,” the city’s year-long celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”“Dr. King has always been a hero of mine,” Foxx said. “His achievements for the civil rights movement inspire me on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to coming down to Birmingham to host such an important event as CR50.”The event, which will be co-produced by Live Nation, will take place at the end of a week-long remembrance of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, which killed four girls in 1963 and marked a turning point in the struggle for civil rights.“To have this event and artists of this caliber in the City of Birmingham to help commemorate and pay tribute to the individuals who risked their lives for freedom leaves me speechless,” said Birmingham Mayor William Bell. “Birmingham has come so far since 1963 and we want to show the world that we are 50 Years Forward. As the cradle of civil rights, we will continue going forward to make not only Birmingham better, but the world consciousness stronger in the struggle for human rights.”Announced earlier this spring, the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights will help commemorate the profound and often tragic events that took place in Birmingham in the ’60s and serve as a global call to action for communities to work toward equality for all.“We knew this event would draw quality artists since it’s commemorating such an important time, and the line-up certainly reflects that,” said Alan Register, Birmingham city president for BBVA Compass. “Our hope is that the concert inspires people to get out there and continue to move the needle forward and make a difference.”Shawn Gee, Geoff Gordon and Scott Mirkin are executive producers of the concert and are the same creative team behind some of the largest concerts and live streams in the U.S., including The Philly Fourth of July Jam and Budweiser Made In America Festival. Artists that have performed at these events include The Roots, JAY Z, Pearl Jam, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott and many more. Charlie “Mack” Alston also serves as co-producer for the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights.“It is our honor to co-produce and be a part of the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights,” said Live Nation’s Geoff Gordon. “Artists like Jamie Foxx, Jill Scott and Charlie Wilson help bring attention to Birmingham and the city’s place in our civil rights movement.”Tickets to the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights will be available for purchase on Friday, Aug. 16 on www.ticketmaster.com. In honor of “50 Years Forward,” some tickets are being priced at $50 and will be on sale through Friday, Aug. 23, or while supplies last. For more information, go to 50yearsforward.com.Source:PR Newswire read more
Thursday evening, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Starkey, through their Lotus Foundation, along with Caesars Entertainment’s President and CEO Mark Frissora each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Association’s Vegas Strong Fund.Jan Jones Blackhurst, Barbara Starkey, Ringo Star and Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark FrissoraCredit/Copyright: Erik Kabik / Kabik Photo GroupThis is part of Caesars Entertainment’s total contribution of $2 million to support the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy and their families.Jan Jones Blackhurst who serves as Chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association was present to receive the donations which will go to their Vegas Strong Fund. The fund was launched yesterday to pool together resources to contribute and distribute additional funds to those impacted by this tragedy and to support community organizations and its brave first responders.In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), its employees, family of chefs and entertainers have come together to organize $2 million in donations to assist those affected by this terrible event and to help our community heal. To join in supporting the Vegas Strong Fund, click here. read more
VANCOUVER, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is expecting electricity usage to rise this Super Bowl Sunday.According to the Utility Company, when it comes to electricity consumption, the real battle is in the lead up to kick-off in the kitchen, not the main event.“Despite consuming massive amounts of things like chicken wings and beer, electricity use during the game does not increase more than a typical Sunday. However, preparations for hosting, or bringing food, to the event do have an impact on home electricity usage starting at about 11 a.m.” B.C. Hydro says power usage has increased in recent years by eight percent.“In the past four years, the increase has been about eight percent on average – most of which can be attributed to pre-game food preparation. This is the equivalent to cooking 2.4 million frozen pizzas.”By the time kick-off happens at 3 p.m., the increased electricity load drops off to what B.C. Hydro would typically experience on a Sunday. Despite an estimated 4.5 million people watching the Super Bowl every year in Canada, B.C. Hydro does not see an increase during the game.“This can partially be attributed to ‘collective watching’. During the event, many British Columbians gather together to attend parties hosted by friends or family or head out to a restaurant or bar to watch the game. As a result, there are fewer screens on during the game than might be expected. Most people also forgo other energy consuming activities, like laundry or washing dishes during the game, which is another reason there is not a big increase in power consumption.”To improve energy efficiency stats during the pre-game, BC Hydro recommends:Forgoing the preheat: Unless baking, most dishes do not need a pre-heated oven. While it may take the chicken wings a little longer to cook, the oven will use less energy.Opting for smaller appliances: Where possible, use a smaller appliance such as a toaster oven, slow cooker or Instant Pot. These can use up to 75 percent less electricity than an electric oven.Skipping the heat-dry function: A house full of guests can produce a lot of dirty dishes. Turning off the heat-dry feature on the dishwasher can cut its electricity use in half.Lowering the thermostat: Cooking can increase a household’s temperature significantly – lower the thermostat to a recommended 18 degrees Celsius.For more information on how to save energy and money, visit powersmart.ca. read more
Following repeated appeals to the international community to help stave off a deepening hunger crisis in Niger, where 2.5 million people are in need of food aid, a much-needed French airlift arrived today in one of the hardest-hit areas of the impoverished West African country, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported.“People are truly desperate. We need to provide as much urgent nourishment as we can to stop the appalling scenes of children slowly dying before their parents’ eyes,” WFP country director Gian Carlo Cirri said, noting that the annual “hunger season” has been exacerbated exponentially by poor rains and the worst locust invasion in 15 years.The airlift from the French non-governmental organization (NGO) Réunir to Maradi consisted of 16 tons of oil, sugar and plumpy’nut (a highly nutritious paste for young children). A further airlift will take place over the weekend with 40 tons of millet and 28 tons of oil.These supplies will help to replenish dwindling food stocks in Niger, where WFP is providing emergency food aid to 1.2 million of the neediest people. This month, the agency nearly tripled the number of beneficiaries due to rising malnutrition rates, especially among children.“It is extremely important to act quickly in this kind of situation,” said Bernard Kouchner, former French Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, who founded and heads Réunir. The NGO gathered foodstuffs from French companies such as Carrefour, l’Oreal and Total and organized the airlifts to Niger. With some 2.5 million people living on less than one meal a day, the UN has raised its emergency appeal from $16 million to $30 million, but so far, only $10 million has been pledged by donors.Two months ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland called Niger “the number one forgotten and neglected emergency in the world.” read more
The ruling, announced last Friday on the second round of elections for the presidency held on 24 July, was made within the framework of the electoral law and the country’s constitutional process, Mr. Annan said through his spokesman. Following the judgement would enable Guinea-Bissau, a country of an estimated 1.4 million people, “to move forward to a more peaceful and prosperous future with the support of the international community,” Mr. Annan said. When the provisional ruling was announced on 28 July Mr. Annan reminded the people of Guinea-Bissau that agreeing to the final ruling would herald full restoration of constitutional rule in the country.The country’s electoral commission declared former president João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira the new president with 52 per cent of the vote, and Malam Bacai Sanha second, with 48 per cent. Mr. Sanha, whose party has a parliamentary majority, appealed to the Supreme Court. read more
by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 2, 2017 11:25 am MDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Low supply and snow limit Vancouver-area home sales in February A real estate sold sign is shown outside a house in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017. Home sales across Metro Vancouver were down dramatically in February compared with last year’s record-breaking pace, while prices across the region remained more stable.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward VANCOUVER – Home sales across the Vancouver area were down dramatically in February compared with last year’s record-breaking pace, while prices across the region remained more stable.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says a limited supply of listings and an unusually snowy start to the year affected the market.It says residential sales totalled 2,425 in February, an almost 42-per-cent plunge from February 2016. But sales in February were up about 59 per cent from January.The board says the number of properties that changed hands was 7.7 per cent below the 10-year sales average for February.There were 3,666 new listings in February, a nearly 37-per-cent drop from the same month last year and an 11-per-cent decrease from January.The board says this is the lowest number of new listings registered in February since 2003.“If you go to the store and there’s no bread on the shelf, you don’t buy it,” said board president Dan Morrison. “The inventory is so low that there’s just not enough product to meet the buyers’ demand.”Morrison said for months people have taken a “wait and see” approach to the market, which had already started to cool off before the British Columbia government introduced a tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver in August.But he said there are already signs that confidence in the market is returning. The sales-to-active listings ratio in February was 31.9 per cent, a 10 percentage point increase from January. That number indicates what the pressure is on prices, he said, noting that downward pressure happens when the ratio dips below 12 per cent and upward pressure occurs above 20 per cent.The stories are different in the upper end and the lower end of the market, however.The board says the benchmark price for detached properties was about $1.47 million, down 6.5 per cent over the previous six months.The benchmark price for condominiums was $526,300, a 2.3-per-cent jump over the previous six months. Morrison said demand for condominiums was “huge,” but it was unclear how much of an effect government policies were having.The provincial government has introduced an initiative that gives first-time buyers a maximum $37,500 loan toward a down payment on a property that costs up to $750,000.Ottawa, however, has tightened rules on mortgages, requiring a stress test aimed at ensuring buyers can still afford payments if interest rates were to rise.Adil Dinani, a real estate adviser with Royal LePage, said the shrinking gap between detached prices and condominium prices creates more ability to move up in the market.An owner selling their two-bedroom condominium in Burnaby for $650,000 can now approach a single-family home that used to be $1.3 million but is now $1.1 million, he said.“I think people need to be prudent in the market and not over-extend, but look at that opportunity that is there,” he said.Dinani said it appeared the correction has run its course, noting the 6.5-per-cent drop in detached prices was much lower than what some analysts had predicted. Prices were unchanged from January.Business Prof. Tom Davidoff of the University of British Columbia was reluctant to make a prediction but said significant further corrections shouldn’t be ruled out.“These prices are very rich relative to what you see anywhere else or anything we’ve seen historically,” he said.He added that foreign buyers were affected by not only the 15-per-cent tax but also new restrictions in China on removing money from the country.“Certainly, I don’t think we’re done with the downward pressures. They still exist.”The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver covers a large portion of Metro Vancouver, including Vancouver, the North Shore, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Coquitlam and Port Moody.The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, which covers the growing cities of Surrey, White Rock and Langley, says the market returned to more typical levels in February after a record-breaking 2016.The board processed 1,396 sales last month, a decrease of 41.5 per cent compared with February last year, and a 43-per-cent increase compared with 976 sales in January.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. read more
Malaria has a long and deadly history in Uzbekistan: in the late nineteenth century, the disease killed nearly 40,000 people in the capital district alone, and in 1943, one tenth of the population was infected. In the post-war years, the Uzbek Government concentrated on eliminating malaria, but the country was hit by a devastating resurgence in the early 1960s.That trend has been reversed in recent years, with the Global Fund and WHO helping Uzbekistan to combat malaria, using an innovative results-based approach that put the country on the path to finally eliminating the disease in 2018.“We have achieved remarkable progress against malaria in Central Asia,” said the head of the Global Fund, Peter Sands. “It’s a great example of commitment and a sustainable approach. The Global Fund has invested in this region for over a decade. With committed partners, every investment can achieve great value.”A significant number of countries are now eliminating malaria: in Central Asia – aside from Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have been classed as malaria-free since 2010. However, these positive indicators are set against a worrying backdrop of increased global rates of infection: the WHO’s 2018 World malaria report, released in November, showed that targets to reduce new cases of infection worldwide (which call for a drop in malaria case incidence and death rates of at least 40 per cent by 2020) are not being met, and that, while new cases fell steadily up until 2016, the number rose from 217 million to 219 million in 2017.“A child dies of malaria every two minutes,” said Sands. “We have to stop that, enabling elimination where possible, and reducing malaria as much as we can in the hardest-hit countries.” read more
Ohio State gives a shout out to the crowd after defeating Indiana 2-0 on March 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team (28-14, 11-5 Big Ten) dominated this weekend, sweeping the three-game series against Michigan State. The Buckeyes have won seven straight games over Michigan State (15-27, 3-11 Big Ten) and extended their winning streak to five games. Game 1Ohio State overpowered Michigan State 15-6 in a six-inning run-rule victory. The Buckeyes scored a season-high 15 runs on 16 hits, recording two home runs in the contest. Michigan State scored first in the bottom of the first inning, earning a 5-0 lead with an RBI single, two-RBI double and two homers.After Ohio State sophomore pitcher Lauren Rice failed to record an out in the first inning, being removed after three batters, senior pitcher Morgan Ray settled in. In her six innings of work, she struck out 13, a career high. The Buckeyes then started to cut the deficit down. Sophomore designated player Kallie Boren blasted a three-run homer in the third inning, cutting the Spartans’ lead to two. Senior second baseman Emily Clark gave Ohio State the lead with a two-RBI single in the fourth. Overall, she recorded four runs and five RBIs for the Buckeyes.Ohio State further extended its lead to 13-6 with two five-run, four-hit innings.Senior shortstop Lilli Piper’s solo home run and sophomore first baseman Niki Carver’s sacrifice fly added two more runs for the Buckeyes in the sixth inning. Piper tied her career highs with four runs scored. Game 2The offense failed to continue for the Buckeyes in the second game of the three-game set. But Ohio State still pulled off the 3-2 victory, scoring the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning.Ohio State scored first on a solo home run by Piper in the first inning. Michigan State soon got on the board and tied the game in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single. Trailing 2-1 after an RBI single by Michigan State freshman designated player Mackenzie Meech, Ohio State senior second baseman Emily Clark gave the lead back to the Buckeyes on a two-RBI double to right field in the sixth inning, locking the 3-2 win for the Buckeyes.After not securing an out in the first game, Rice started the second game, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out one and walking three. Game 3The Buckeyes used four home runs to end the series, beating Michigan State in an 11-1 five-inning game. Ohio State got on the board as Piper singled up the middle to bring freshman left fielder Bri Betschel in. Clark scored on a grounder given by dropout Kallie Boren, earning a 2-0 lead.Michigan State joined the scoring on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning. Ohio State kept Spartans from scoring after that. Piper and Clark each hit home runs, while home runs, while sophomore first baseman Niki Carver homered to center field, extending the lead to 7-1 in the third inning. In the fourth inning,Carver hit her second home run of the day, scoring three more runs for Ohio State. Ohio State junior center fielder Spencer Sansom added one more run with a sacrifice fly, ending the game 11-1 in five innings. Ohio State will return to Buckeye Field to take on Illinois April 26-28. read more
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Midwives should check whether new mothers are breastfeeding within an hour of birth, the World Health Organisation says.The agency said women should be offered immediate breastfeeding support, because it was important to start as soon as possible.Britain’s rates of breastfeeding are the lowest in the developed world, with just one per cent of new mothers feeding their children purely by breast by the age of six months.Research has found that breastfed babies have fewer health problems, such as chest infections, and are less likely to develop health problems such as diabetes, or become obese, when they are older.The report by WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) warns that overall women in high income countries are far less likely to breastfeed than those in poorer nations.The authors called for closer monitoring of breastfeeding rates – starting an hour after birth.“The early initiation of breastfeeding – putting newborns to the breast within the first hour of life – is critical to newborn survival and to establishing breastfeeding over the long term,” the report warns.Until May of this year the NHS did not record breastfeeding rates until six weeks after birth. Now it records whether the first feed is bottle bed or breast, but not whether it occurs within the first hour.Overall, the study found that in wealthy nations, 21 per cent of children have never been breastfed, the study shows.This compared to just 4 per cent in low-income countries.”This wide gap means that 2.6 million children in high-income countries are missing out completely on the benefits of breastfeeding,” the authors wrote.”The early initiation of breastfeeding benefits every newborn – no matter where they live,” they said.”Yet many high-income countries are failing to track this important indicator of child nutrition.”Whether delivery takes place in a hut in a rural village or a hospital in a major city, putting newborns to the breast within the first hour after birth gives them the best chance to survive, grow and develop to their full potential.”Among countries which do record such data, three in five babies are not breastfed in the first hour of life.WHO advice says that babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of their life.One third of children in the UK are breastfed at six months, with just one per cent only receiving breast-milk by this stage.Earlier this year, new guidance from the Royal College of Midwives suggested mothers should not be shamed into breastfeeding.The shift in position in June was a marked softening from previous guidance, which emphasised the “risks” of formula feeding while spelling out the benefits of feeding by breast.The new guidance says that new mothers should be given information, advice and support – whatever choice they make.Unicef executive director Henrietta Fore said: “When it comes to the start of breastfeeding, timing is everything. In many countries, it can even be a matter of life or death.”Yet each year, millions of newborns miss out on the benefits of early breastfeeding and the reasons – all too often – are things we can change. “Mothers simply don’t receive enough support to breastfeed within those crucial minutes after birth, even from medical personnel at health facilities.”WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, added: “Breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life.”We must urgently scale up support to mothers – be it from family members, health care workers, employers and governments, so they can give their children the start they deserve.”Clare Livingstone, professional policy adviser at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “The evidence on the benefits of breastfeeding is incredibly strong and we a should all be doing as much as we possibly can to support women to breastfeed.”It is without a doubt the best way to give a baby the healthiest possible start in life, and as this report shows, starting it as soon as possible is incredibly important and can even be lifesaving.” read more
← Previous Story V Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships in Oman Next Story → Vote for the Best player of EHF CL Preliminary Round! One of the newest and most modern halls in Poland is definitely the Ergo Arena in Gdansk. It is expected to be opened for handball in April against Germany, and with the attendance of 13,000 visitors, the Polish are hopeful that it will be 100% full, and this will mean a new record in attendance for one handball match in Poland. The opponent is very attractive – the team of Germany, and this will be the last test for Bogdan Wenta’s teams to try things before leaving for the qualifications for the Olympics later that month. read more
Greeks are considering moving from the city back to regional villages, says the results of a survey commissioned by the Agricultural Development Ministry that were made public Tuesday.The survey, conducted by polling firm Kapa Research on a sample of 1,286 people in Athens and Thessaloniki, showed that seven out of ten people have considered leaving the city for a new life in the provinces. One in five said they had already made the initial move to relocate with 70 per cent saying they would take a pay cut for a better quality of life. Of the three-quarters of the people surveyed who expressed a desire to move back to the village were aged under 44. Half of those said they were intereseted in moving into the farming sector, with most draw to cultivating olives or producing olive oil, with some saying they would like to find work in the processing or distrubution of agricultural goods. Under 20 per cent said they would like to work in the tourism or culture sectors. Two-thirds of the people surveyed have been to college with a quarter of the respondents holding a postgraduate degree. Presenting the findings, Minister Costas Skandalidis spoke of a “deep shift in Greek society and lifestyles, the extent of which we have yet to grasp”. He noted that educated young Greeks were increasingly rejecting the idea of an affluent life in the northern suburbs of Athens or climbing the career ladder and were focusing on improving the quality of their lives and personal relationships as well as enjoying a lower cost of living. Skandalidis said that 60 million euros in state funding had been set aside for a program offering plots of land at cheap rates to would-be farmers. An initiative launched by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which is renting out small parcels of farmland for a nominal fee to cash-strapped Greeks who want to grow their own fruit and vegetables, has already received some 4,000 applications, Skai reported earlier this month. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Attention Wilmington veterans!The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is hosting a breakfast for all veterans to enjoy on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8am. Come on by and enjoy the morning with free food and other veterans.The Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union is hosting a coffee and donut breakfast for veterans on Veterans Day — Sunday, November 11, 2018 — from 8am to 10am at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). The breakfast marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Veterans Services website.)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? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVeterans Invited To Free Breakfast At Wilmington United Methodist Church On November 10In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community” read more
Furie Alaska has submitted an operations plan for a new offshore drilling platform in Cook Inlet. If the project is approved, natural gas production could begin as soon as this fall.Download AudioThis is a big project for Furie. They were one of the first companies on the scene at the beginning of the so-called Cook Inlet renaissance in 2010, and brought in the jack-up rig Spartan 151 the next year to drill in the Kitchen Lights Unit. That’s the same part of the Inlet where they hope to plant a new drilling platform, about ten miles north of Boulder Point.The platform would be the seventeenth operating in Cook Inlet. The oldest of which date back to the mid 1960’s. That was a topic of concern last fall, when industry executives and state officials got together in Anchorage for a work session on what to do with the oldest platforms, and how regulations might change for projects like Furie’s. Mike Munger is the executive director for the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council. He said at the time the Council had been sitting on a white paper with recommendations for those aging platforms since 2005. But things have changed since then.“There’s so many dynamics that’s happening in Cook Inlet, with the new independents coming in and acquiring these legacy assets. So we’re looking at the possibility of the Cook Inlet oil field five years ago versus now, it’s a completely different dynamic. Where that all shakes out as far as dismantlement, restoration and removal and the ultimate fate of these platforms is really up in the air right now.”No real firm action has been taken since those meetings, and what will happen with this platform when its service life is over isn’t known. The plan simply states that because the design life of the platform is more than 20 years, abandonment options and technology are likely to evolve during that time, and so no exact plans for removal are being made. Last fall, state senator Peter Micciche said those plans should be in place from the start.“I think for future development, those are agreements that should be made at the beginning. We should understand ultimately who’s going to be responsible and what those expectations are.”There are two phases to this operation. In the first, the platform goes up, two 16- mile long, 10-inch diameter subsea pipelines will be laid in, leading to a new production facility set to be built in Nikiski. Phase two includes keeping all the stuff in Phase one up and running and also calls for the intermittent use of jack up rigs as more wells are tested and developed. So far, three exploratory wells have been drilled along with one development well. The state Department of Natural Resources is taking comments on the plan until March 28th. read more
Hyderabad: Central Crime Station, Shamshabad officials on Friday arrested six members of inter-state habitual temple offenders gang and seized 60 grams gold, 3.26 kg silver ornaments, three bikes and five mobile phones from the possession of the accused. According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar, accused identified as N Adinarayana, N Eshwaraiah, G Anjaneyulu, N Yesaiah, N Yesu Ratnam and N Anjaiah have committed 50 temple offences in the limits of Cyberabad Commissionerate, Vikarabad, Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet, Wanaparthi, Nagarakurnool, Gadwal (Jogulamba) districts of Telangana, Kadapa, Chittoor of Andra Pradesh and Chikkaballapur and Kolar of Karnataka State. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us The gang hails from Kotha Madaravarm village of Kadapa district and is committing property offences by breaking the locks of temples during night-time in different areas. They were using motorcycles for their transportation to different places to commit temple offences. They take shelter at outskirts of villages or town by erecting temporary huts by the road-side or open area and stay with families. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us The main offender Adinarayna and his brother Eashwaraiah after begin released from jail formed a gang with their relatives and started committing temple offences for their personal gain and lavish lifestyle. During day time they visit surrounding villages on motor cycles for identifying the temples. They conduct reccee at the temple premises and surroundings and go inside the temple for darshan and put coins as offerings in the hundi box. They listen to hundi sound by keeping ear at hundi box to understand how much cash is available in the hundi. At about 8 pm they go to the temple on motorcycles and break the lock of temples and commit theft of hundi cash and share the amount. Often, they change their residence and do not stay continuously at one place. Police collected information through CCTV footage and tracked their motorcycles and arrested the offenders. read more
Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Wednesday pulled the wraps off its third generation Santa Fe at the ongoing Auto Expo in Delhi.The new Sanata Fe, comes with a price tag ranging from ₹26.3 lakh to ₹29.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The vehicle flaunts the Korean maker’s most popular Fluidic-derived Strom edge design philosophy and draws its power from a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre CRDI engine. It comes with manual and automatic transmission options. While the engine can churn out 197 PS at 3,800 rpm and 42.9 kgm of torque in the manual, the automatic transmission can generate 44.5 kgm of torque. ARAI figures for manual transmission are 14.7 kmpl for MT and 13.1 kmpl for AT.”The third generation Sante Fe is a world-class product and will set new benchmark in India’s SUV segment,” HMIL Managing Director and CEO B S Seo told reporters.The new Santa Fe has been introduced in both 2WD (Two-wheel drive) and 4WD (Four-wheel drive) options and both the versions will be made available in India. The vehicle will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Ssangyong Rexton , Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and Chevrolet Captiva. Regarding the safety features, the car comes loaded with six airbags, electronic safety control (ESC), vehicle safety management (VSM), brake assist and hill start control.Inside the cabin, the new sports utility vehicle from Hyundai gets beige paint job and packs GPS device, leather seats, sunroof, engine start-stop button and more. Other features of the new offering include 12-way adjustable seat, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights.Hyundai Santa Fe Prices:Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD MT – ₹26.3 lakhHyundai Santa Fe 2WD AT – ₹27.15 lakhHyundai Santa Fe 4WD AT – ₹29.25 lakh read more
*This report has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam. Mirpur Government Bangla College Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) unit president Mujibur Rahman Anik. Mirpur Government Bangla College unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Mujibur Rahman Anik has allegedly beaten up the vice-president of same unit, Shuvra Mahmud.Shuvra alleged Anik along with 10 to 15 leaders and activists beat up her at her flat at Darus Salam in the city on Tuesday morning. After assaulting her, she was taken to Darus Salam police station and kept there for four hours. Later, she was released after signing a bond.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Shuvra Mahmud claimed Anik had an affair with a second year student of Eden College. He had promised to marry her and was involved with her physically too. In the meantime, he married another girl. The student of Eden College wanted to file a case against Anik, but her parents stopped. Later she went along with Shuvra to the Lalbagh police station on Monday to file a case against Anik. Lalbagh police station advised them to file the case with the Mirpur police station.When they went to the Mirpur police station to file the case, the police went to look for Anik at his house in Darus Salam. Upon return, police said, “The incident is not under their jurisdiction, it is under Darus Salam police station.” Later, they went to the court and initiated to file the case. The student of Eden College stayed at Shuvra’s house on Monday night.Anik and his followers later went to Shuvra’s house and beat up her, Shuvra alleged.Mujibur Rahman Anik told Prothom Alo that he did not beat her up. “A normal boy does not beat girls,” Anik said. About Shuvra, Anik said, “She is a younger sister in my college. I have no relations with the student of Eden College.”Officer-in-charge of Darus Salam Selim-uz-Zaman said the Eden College girl left her residence in Khilgaon two days ago and couldn’t be traced. One of her cousins located her at Shuvra’s house.Police went to Shuvra’s residence and found her with another girl and boy.The police asked Shuvra why she kept the Eden College student at her house.The officer-in-charge said police brought all four to the Darus Salam police station and their parents were informed. The family of the girl did not want to press charges. The police then handed over the student to her family. Shuvra did not make any allegations of beating, the police official claimed.BCL unit vice-president of Mirpur Government Bangla College Shuvra Mahmud said, “I am not hearing with my left ear. Anik stabbed my left hand in 2015. I filed a general diary (GD) with the Mirpur police station. Anik put pressure to withdraw the GD.”Principal of Mirpur Bangla Government College Imam Hossain said steps will be taken if the incident took place on the college campus. So far no one made any complaint in connection with the incident, he said, adding the police will take steps if the incident took place outside the campus.Anik is the second accused in a case related to instigating suicide of Fatematuz Johora Bristi, a female leader of Kafrul and a student of political science at Mirpur Government Bangla College. read more
Police officers stand guard beside a cordoned-off area, after former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal became critically ill after exposure to an unidentified substance, in Salisbury, southern England on 5 March. Photo: ReutersA former Russian double agent living in Britain as part of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War is in a critical condition after suspected exposure to what police have called “an unknown substance”, British media reported Monday.The BBC and other outlets named the victim as 66-year-old Sergei Skripal, who was hospitalised in intensive care on Sunday along with an unidentified woman, in the city of Salisbury.A former colonel in Russian military intelligence, Skripal was sentenced to 13 years in jail in Russia in 2006 on charges of spying for Britain.But he was granted refuge in the UK following a high-profile spy exchange between the United States and Russia in 2010.His apparent targeting echoes the case of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-Russian spy who died in 2006 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.A British inquiry into the death ruled in 2016 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the killing and identified two Russians, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun, as the prime suspects.Major incidentBritish police said Monday they had declared a “major incident” after two people — a man in his 60s, and a woman in her 30s — were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in Salisbury, 85 miles (140 kms) southwest of London.They remain in intensive care while a “multi-agency response” has been coordinated, Craig Holden, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Wiltshire police, said in a statement.”Alongside our partner agencies, we are conducting some extensive enquiries to determine exactly what led to these two people falling unconscious and clarify whether or not any criminal activity has happened,” he added.Parts of the city centre remained sealed off Monday night as emergency responders in hazardous material suits continued to canvas there.TV footage showed them hosing down public areas and searching bins, while a local restaurant closed “as a precaution” in connection with the incident, police said.Meanwhile police vehicles were also filmed at the purported home of Skripal in Salisbury.No visible injuriesHolden said Wiltshire police “received a call from a member of the public who was concerned for the welfare of two people” at around 4:15pm (1615 GMT) on Sunday.”The pair, who we believe are known to each other, did not have any visible injuries and were taken to Salisbury District Hospital.”They are currently being treated for suspected exposure to an unknown substance” he said, adding that they were “in a critical condition.”Police said it had not been declared a counter terrorism incident, and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.Freya Church, who saw the couple slumped on the bench, told the BBC they “looked so out of it”.”It looked like they’d been taking something quite strong,” she said.The trust running Salisbury District Hospital advised people Monday not to attend the emergency department “unless extremely urgent” as they dealt with the situation.A spokeswoman for Public Health England, the government’s healthcare agency, said there did not “appear to be any immediate risk to public health”.She added: “in situations like this our scientists and medical colleagues join the multi-agency response and, when appropriate, contribute any necessary public health advice.”Despite the reassurances Wiltshire police warned local people to call emergency services “if you feel your own or another’s health is significantly deteriorating”.Spy swapSkripal was among 14 spies swapped by Moscow and Washington at Austria’s Vienna airport in 2010, in scenes reminiscent of the Cold War.The exchange included Anna Chapman, a glamorous member of the exposed Russian spy ring on the US east coast who rose to further fame upon her return to Moscow.Skripal, a retired Russian secret service colonel, was convicted and jailed for 13 years in 2006 for betraying Russian intelligence agents to Britain’s MI6 secret service.Russia accused him of working with MI6 since the 1990s and that it had paid him $100,000 (81,000 euros) for information.He was pardoned ahead of the 2010 spy swap and flown on to Britain, where he had reportedly kept a low profile for the last eight years.Marina Litvinenko, the widow of Alexander Litvinenko, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph: “It looks similar to what happened to my husband but we need more information.She added if a Russian poisoning plot was proved, it showed “nothing has changed since my husband died.” read more
HugoshiNicolás Maduro, President of VenezuelaThe Latest on Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis (All times local): 8:20 p.m. Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says he wants a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump — the same man he routinely ridicules as a crass imperial magnate. In a lengthy address to the 545 members of a new, all-powerful constitutional assembly Thursday evening, Maduro instructed the nation’s foreign minister to approach the U.S. about arranging a telephone conversation or meeting with Trump. Maduro said he wants as strong a relationship with the U.S. as he has with Russia, saying, “Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand.” The remarks came shortly after Maduro forcefully warned the U.S. president that Venezuela “will never give in.” The Trump administration has called Maduro a “dictator” and issued sanctions against him and more than two dozen other former and current officials. ___ 6:20 p.m. Credit Suisse is banning the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political crisis in the South American country escalates. The bank will not trade, nor accept as collateral, two specific types of Venezuelan securities as well as any bonds the country issued from June 1 going forward, according to a company spokeswoman who was not authorized to give her name. Further, any businesses who wish to do business with Venezuela and deal in any assets there will have to go through additional screening. The ban comes as the U.S. considers imposing economic sanctions against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, who is facing mounting international criticism over a crackdown on opponents and moves to consolidate power. The Trump administration has sanctioned 30 government loyalists since April. Share read more
00:00 /04:02 X Share Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaAndrew Slaughter heads Deloitte’s Center for Energy Solutions in Houston. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Energy companies saw the biggest drop in investment among major S&P 500 sectors in 2018.This drop comes despite a robust recovery from the recent oil downturn and record production volumes.But Andrew Slaughter, executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Energy Solutions, said investors are still wary.“The downturn was so severe and so long that many oil and gas companies are still grappling with restoring their financial health and their balance sheet and also restoring their portfolio health,” Slaughter said.And, he said, many companies have struggled to communicate their strategies and focus to the financial markets.“And so there’s a level of miscommunication, mistrust, lower confidence from the investment community, which is also, I think, going to take quite a while to dissipate,” Slaughter said.Deloitte recently published a report with strategy recommendations for oil and gas companies in times of volatile oil prices.Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with Andrew Slaughter. read more
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