Tunisia Closes Its Border with Libya after Bomb Blast

Rabat – The Tunisian government has announced the country will close its borders with Libya for 15 days after the bus bombing that killed 12 people and injuring 20 more.The announcement by the interior ministry comes a day after a bomb blast in a bus carrying presidential guard personnel in the nation’s capital Tunis which was later claimed by militant group ISIS.The National Security Council decided to close the frontier from midnight on November 25 with increased and ‘reinforced surveillance of maritime borders and in airports’, according to a statement. Also stepping up operations to block websites linked to terrorism, authorities ‘will take urgent measures’ against Tunisians returning from conflict zones, ‘in line with the anti-terrorist law,’ the statement added.After the blast Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi ordered a city-wide curfew for Tunis and a nationwide state of emergency, as the country faces the aftermath of its third major terrorist attack this year.In June, a state of emergency was imposed after an ISIS gunman killed 38 foreign tourists at a resort in Sousse.Two ISIS gunmen killed 21 tourists and a policeman at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, in March.On Monday, a ISIS linked jihadist group claimed the beheading of a young Tunisian shepherd accusing him of having informed the army about their movements. read more

Poorest Countries Falling Further Behind UN

Geneva – Efforts to boost economic development in the remaining 48 LDCs have been “glacial”, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the world’s poorest nations.The planet’s poorest countries are falling further behind the rest of the world and cannot catch up without more aid and favourable trade deals, a UN report said Tuesday.In the 45 years since the United Nations created its list of Least Developed Countries (LDC), only four have graduated from the impoverished group: Botswana, Cape Verde, Maldives and Samoa. Nearly half of the global poor — currently defined as people living on less than $1.90 per day — live in the 48 most impoverished countries, a rate that has more than doubled since 1990, UNCTAD said.UNCTAD warned that these four dozen nations were caught in “vicious circle” in which their sustained poverty was increasingly hampering their ability to lift themselves up on their own. “Countries can only break out of such vicious circles with international support in finance, trade and technology”, the agency said in a statement.UNCTAD chief Mukhisa Kituyi therefore stressed that graduation from the poorest nation category is not, in itself, a mark of progress. “How a country graduates is just as important as when it graduates,” he said in a statement.The current list of least developed countries includes 34 African nations, nine in Asia, four in the Pacific region as well as Haiti. read more

Ketchikans mayor manager take free cruise to Los Angeles

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Ketchikan’s mayor and city manager accepted a free cruise to Los Angeles, which they said allowed them to continue talks with those in the private sector as Ketchikan looks to expands cruise ship berths.Mayor Bob Sivertsen and City Manager Karl Amylon were among officials from several West Coast port towns invited to take part in the inaugural U.S. voyage last weekend of the Norwegian Joy from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles.The Juneau Borough Assembly nixed the same trip for its officials.Amylon said he discussed the trip with the city council in an executive session, and told the Ketchikan Daily News council members thought it would be a good networking opportunity.The city paid for their travel to Vancouver and home from Los Angeles.___Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.ketchikandailynews.comThe Associated Press read more

Council agrees on hub strategy

Norfolk council has “hit the re-set button” on the community hub recreation concept in Simcoe.Jan. 14, Norfolk’s Recreation Facilities Advisory Board agreed to a game plan for renewing aging infrastructure in Simcoe. Norfolk council approved the board’s findings Wednesday.“This is a great leap forward on transparency,” Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts said. “This allows us to hit the re-set button and start from Ground Zero.”The resolution erases all previous direction from the previous council.The new council has given the advisory board a mandate to establish a community fundraising program, engage major facility users and local businesses to determine needs now and into the future, and advise county staff on a business case for infrastructure renewal.The latter will be critical when the county prepares grant applications to the Ontario government and the federal government.The chair of the advisory board is Paul Anderson of Walsingham, an engineer attached to the Department of National Defense.Anderson said the board will work “quickly and efficiently,” adding an undertaking of this magnitude will require a large commitment of time and energy.“We’re trying to establish a better battle rhythm for our meetings,” Anderson said. “When you’re talking about design requirements, once-a-month meetings aren’t going to do it.”If the financial stars align, the plan is to build a recreation complex in Simcoe to replace Talbot Gardens, the Simcoe Recreation Centre, and the Adult Community Centre on Pond Street.Bill Cridland, Norfolk’s general manager of community services, added there is an opportunity here to address crowding issues at community services’ head office on Culver Street in Simcoe.The point of departure for Tuesday’s discussion was a report compiled by former Norfolk CAO David Cribbs.The report contains the findings of an engineering firm which said Talbot Gardens and the Simcoe Recreation Centre are in reasonably good shape and should be serviceable for another 20 years.Regarding the report, Cridland said several important details were missing. For one, Cridland said the refrigerated floor and boards at Talbot Gardens are at the point where they should be replaced. That could cost $1 million.Cridland added the deteriorating concrete beneath the seating area at Talbot Gardens has been stabilized but this is a short-term solution. A permanent, long-term repair will also be costly.As for the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre at the Rec Centre, Cridland said replacing the 50-year-old swimming pool could cost as much as $13 million if the county includes a separate therapy pool for seniors and users undergoing physiotherapy.All told, Cridland said the cost of renewal is in the range of $45 million. If Norfolk can persuade both Queen’s Park and Ottawa to match a county commitment of $15 million, Norfolk will be close to realizing its vision.Anderson says the project is worth pursuing on a number of counts. Not only is there a need to renew aging infrastructure, modern facilities can be a “social catalyst” for attracting young families and job-creating industries for which worker retention is a priority.Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman, a member of the advisory board, agrees. She said more is at stake than money and state-of-the-art facilities.“It’s not just dollars and cents,” Huffman said. “It’s engagement; it’s retaining youth in our community. It’s about bringing people to our community.”Norfolk staff have been scouting potential locations for a hub for over a year. Anderson would prefer if Norfolk agreed on the new infrastructure it needs before proceeding to site selection. He worries that pre-determining a site might limit what the county can put there.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwes worstever hunger crisis

Zimbabwe was once known as leading food producer in the region, one of the bread baskets of Africa, but its problems were exacerbated earlier this year when Cyclone Idai struck, affecting around 570,000 Zimbabweans, together with large parts of Mozambique and Malawi.The revised humanitarian appeal covers January 2019 through to April 2020, with a total requirement of $331.5 million need from this point onwards.‘Additional urgent assistance’ requiredMore than one-third of the rural population, or some 3.6 million people, will be food insecure by October, and by January the figure is expected to increase to 5.5 million during the inter-harvest season, according to WFP. Moreover, most of Zimbabwe’s 60 districts will exhaust their maize stocks by October.“This accounts for 60 per cent of the rural population”, explained Mr. Verhoosel, adding that the UN agency is providing food assistance to 700,000 people in August.And “when crop stocks decline, we will scale up for the season between harvests and help 1.7 million people in October-December and two million in January-April, but only if funding allows it”, he added.WFP needs $173 million to implement its response plan in the next nine months consisting of a wide-ranging programme of humanitarian actions. The agency is asking the international community to quickly make the funds available.Mr. Verhoosel flagged that following an emergency response, “we need to think about the long term and continue building local capacity”.Citing that “the recent abandonment of the US dollar and other currencies for commercial transactions” has negatively impacted the economy, he said that while  the actual rates could be “even higher”, the official year-on-year inflation rate “reached 176 per cent in June, with food prices soaring by 252 per cent”.“Climate shocks such as cyclones or drought also have an immediate impact, especially on the rural population”, underscored the WFP spokesperson, calling on the international community to “respond favorably to this request for funds to respond to this urgent situation”. “Yesterday the humanitarian community launched an urgent appeal for funds to respond to the country’s very difficult humanitarian situation”, World Food Programme (WFP) Spokesperson Herve Verhoosel told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday. “WFP is set to increase aid, especially for drought-affected residents, but also to build community capacity to respond to climate shocks”.This morning we had productive, practical discussions w/ @edmnangagwa & his team about working together strategically to help solve the serious food security issues in #Zimbabwe. Our hope is to create a brighter future, one where every child can fulfill his or her dreams. pic.twitter.com/Ya54fZUjKw— David Beasley (@WFPChief) August 7, 2019 read more

Mens Basketball No 16 Ohio State to face winner of Penn StateNorthwestern

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) blocks a shot in the first half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorPenn State has been the kryptonite for No. 16 Ohio State the entire season. It has accounted for two of the Buckeyes’ three total losses in conference play and is the main reason the Buckeyes did not capture the regular-season Big Ten title.After the Nittany Lions lost 76-64 to Nebraska on Sunday, they could now be in a position to face Ohio State once again. The Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament and will face the winner of the No. 7 Penn State and No. 10 Northwestern matchup in the third round of the bracket at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Madison Square Garden in New York City.Penn State first won 82-79 on a near-half-court, buzzer-beating shot from guard Tony Carr in Columbus on Jan. 25, and then throttled the Buckeyes 79-56 in State College, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 15.Ohio State faced Northwestern just once this season and survived a late push by the Wildcats to win 71-65 on Jan. 17. read more

Screams from Britains fastest zip wire drive neighbours to distraction

first_imgPeople obviously scream, sometimes they scream profanities, women particularly love to scream hysterically.Sarah Slattery A rider on the zip wire at the National Diving & Activity Centre, near Chepstow  Not content with operating one of the country’s longest zip wires, the centre is applying to run a second wire alongside the first.Mrs Slattery, 65, is furious at the proposal, claiming the laughing, screaming and “whoohooing” coming from the ride is making her life a misery.”People obviously scream. Sometimes they scream profanities – women particularly love to scream hysterically,” said the mother of two.“One is bad enough but a second one – no thank you very much. If we’d known what it would be like when it was first planned we would have objected then.” “Would the local resident have anyone taking part on the zip wire gagged or told to keep quiet because one or two local residents feel they are making a noise?”A spokesman for the National Diving & Activity Centre said: “It will go to the planning committee in December and they will take a view on it. We don’t really want to comment on it because we don’t want to prejudice the application in any way, shape or form.”It generally brings people that would not normally come here, it creates employment and people are coming and spending money locally.” A rider on the zip wire at the National Diving & Activity Centre, near Chepstow Credit:Gloucester Citizen/SWNS.com One wrote: “I am surprised to hear this as the zip wire makes hardly any noise, apart from a member of the public cheering when they come down the zip wire as they have enjoyed the experience so much.center_img “We are the nearest property. The zip wire is literally at the bottom of our garden and throughout spring, summer and autumn it goes constantly,” she said.Mrs Slattery says she may have no choice but leave her home in the Forest of Dean, where she has lived since 1989, if the local district council gives the second wire the go-ahead.She is one of eight nearby residents objecting to the plan who has written to the council, stating she is already “regaled with screams of terror, mock or otherwise, woohoos and loud expletives as people shoot down the zip wire at 40mph”.She added: “The thought of two going constantly just fills me with horror. It would probably force me to move from my family home.”We are very pro the diving centre and we want it to do well, but I just wish they’d keep their activities down in the diving centre.”Mrs Slattery went on: “It is a particularly irritating, high-pitched whine, escalating in volume before decreasing. With the windows open or in my garden I can hear the sounds of people gathering, shouts of joy and excitement mounting as they prepare to make the ride.”Supporters say the National Diving & Activity Centre, near Chepstow, provides jobs, attracts visitors from all over the country and even helps people raise money for charity. 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. Imagine opening the windows of your idyllic country home and being greeted day after day by the “woohooing” of dozens of thrill-seeking zip-wire users.Now imagine your reaction if the firm responsible for the attraction applied to set up a second one nearby.That is precisely how Sarah Slattery feels.Her £500,000 Gloucestershire home is just behind the National Diving & Activity Centre, where hundreds of visitors come every month to enjoy the thrill of hurtling down a 2,300ft zip wire at up to 40mph over a 260ft-deep flooded quarry. Mrs Slattery says she can hear people using the wire even when she closes the windows of her four-bedroom home. She also says it has become almost impossible to sit in her back garden during the peak summer months.last_img read more

Obama Iran nuclear deal an important first step

first_imgWe will refrain from imposing new sanctions, and we will allow the Iranian government access to a portion of the revenue that they have been denied through sanctions.Obama’s political allies will likely frame the deal as a victory for a president who has seen his global standing erode over an National Security Agency spying scandal, and who has struggled to reach a coherent policy towards Syria’s use of chemical weapons.Obama’s Iran policy however faces intense opposition from Republicans and some Democratic hawks on Capitol Hill, an early hint of the tough sales job he and Secretary of State John Kerry face.In his speech, Obama warned lawmakers planning to impose new sanctions on Iran that such a move could “derail” the progress over the next six months designed at getting a comprehensive deal.Much of the criticism from Capitol Hill mirror concerns expressed by Israel – something Obama acknowledged when he said that he recognised that the interim deal would make some US allies nervous.US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Pic: AP Photo/Carolyn KasterUS resolve “will remain firm, as will our commitment to our friends and allies – particularly Israel and our Gulf partners, who have good reason to be skeptical about Iran’s intentions,” he said.White House officials said they expected Obama to call Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to brief him on the deal.“I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict,” Obama said.“Today, we have a real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement, and I believe we must test it.”- © AFP, 2013Read: Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva> US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama hailed an historic interim deal with Iran as “an important first step” towards a comprehensive pact to end the showdown over Tehran’s nuclear program.The president however quickly ran into criticism from opponents on Capitol Hill, reflecting the deep mistrust of Tehran after more than 30 years of Cold War-style hostilities and Obama’s own ragged domestic political fortunes.From left, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, gather at the United Nations Palais. Pic: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, PoolFirst step“While today’s announcement is just a first step, it achieves a great deal,” Obama said in a late night statement from the White House after the agreement was clinched in talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran in Geneva.“For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back.”The president also warned that if Iran did not live up to its side of the bargain, it would both lose the nearly $7 billion in sanctions relief allowed under the interim deal and face increased sanctions.Washington and its allies had taken “an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program,” Obama said.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Pic: AP Photo/Carolyn KasterSenior US officials said the deal did not “recognise” Iran’s right to enrich uranium, and committed Tehran to take a number of steps to halt progress on its nuclear program.These include, according to the White House, a commitment to halt uranium enrichment above five percent and to neutralise a stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.The White House said that Iran agreed to not to install additional centrifuges or to use any of its new generation centrifuge, and to leave inoperable roughly half of installed centrifuges at the Natanz plant and three-quarters of installed centrifuges at Fordow.Tehran also agreed to not commission its Arak reactor, designed to eventually produce plutonium that could be used in a nuclear bomb, and to halt construction on the plant.In return, world powers, including the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany plus the European Union, agreed to a set of “modest” measures to ease sanctions that have choked the Iranian economy.SanctionsObama stressed that the “toughest” sanctions would remain pending a final deal.last_img read more

Poll Do you support mandatory vaccination

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Ceimin Burke YesNoI don’t knowVote I don’t know (376) Poll Results: Image: Shutterstock/REDPIXEL.PL Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 9:27 AM HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris has confirmed that he has received preliminary advice from the Attorney General regarding mandatory vaccination being rolled out in Ireland. Speaking at the launch of the HPV vaccine for boys yesterday Harris said he is still considering Attorney General Seamus Wolfe’s advice and acknowledged that there are a number of competing rights at play with mandatory vaccination.“I think it is fair to say that we absolutely can do some things and there are other things that are more challenging to do legally,” he said.The minister was forthright in his support for the measure when he sought the advice earlier this year.“I do feel very strongly about it, I do think there’s something irresponsible, and that is against the public good sending an unvaccinated child to a public school or to a crèche or into a public place where they can make other children sick – particularly young babies who are too young to get vaccinated,” he said.Eleven European countries have mandatory vaccinations for a range of bacterial and viral infections. So, what do you think? Should it be mandatory for children to be vaccinated? No (7106) Share113 Tweet Email1 center_img Image: Shutterstock/REDPIXEL.PL 172 Comments Poll: Do you support mandatory vaccination? Eleven European countries have mandatory vaccinations for a range of bacterial and viral infections. Short URL 44,418 Views https://jrnl.ie/4785198 Yes (8947) Aug 28th 2019, 9:27 AM last_img read more

USPS features Bristol Bays Tlikakila River in national stamp collection

first_imgHaving the Tlikakila on a stamp, she hopes, will encourage more people to learn about the place where the river runs. “It’s a remote, free-flowing wilderness river that is a wonderful example of what we protect at Lake Clark National Park – clean, clear, cold water, spawning habitat, and really beautiful places,” Richotte said. Congress created the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968 to preserve certain rivers and streams with exceptional values, such as fish and wildlife, recreation, and cultural significance. These are waters that people have not modified with dams or other constructions. As of 2018, more than 220 rivers were protected under the act. “It’s really a spectacular photograph,” said Meghan Richotte, a program manager for the park. Tlikaila River Delta and Little Lake Clark in early spring. (NPS Photo/D.Young. 2017) “The river, and the connections of the watershed from the lake to rivers to creeks, they’re all really important,” Evanoff said. “Tlikakila is at the headwaters. It’s one of the last places where the salmon spawn.” People still hunt and fish along the river. And it remains vital to the watershed’s ecology.  The aerial picture, taken by photographer Michael Melford, shows the river’s alluvial fan, where it deposits glacial sediment into the lake. He photographed five of the rivers in the collection, including the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the Yukon River. “The Dena’ina name is Łiq’a Qilanhtnu, which means stream where salmon are, or where salmon gathered,” said Karen Evanoff, a cultural anthropologist with the park. Evanoff said that as people have moved around the region, their use of the river has changed. For instance, she says when residents of Nondalton lived closer to the Tlikakila, they used to fish for salmon further upriver.  Richotte said she was thrilled to learn the series would feature the river. The river lies near the villages of Port Alsworth and Nondalton. It has played an important role in the region for generations. Now, people around country can catch a glimpse of it in their mailbox. The United States Postal Service published its newest Forever Stamp series this week featuring a dozen National Wild and Scenic Rivers from around the country. The Tlikakila is among them. If you have ever flown over Lake Clark National Park in the eastern Bristol Bay watershed, you have likely crossed Lake Clark Pass and seen the Tlikakila River flowing below. The river’s glacial waters and steep banks make for some of the most magnificent scenery in the region. “According to our oral history, salmon went quite a ways up that river,” she said. “And this was also a place where traditionally there was a squirrel camp. So this was a key area for squirrel trapping.”last_img read more

Demolition of Illegal structures on Beach Road Vishakapatanam

first_imgThe countdown begins for the illegal constructions on Vizag and Bheemli Beach Road. GVMC finally began with the crackdown of razing on all illegal structured in and around Visakhapatnam and Bheemli beach road. This was no surprise for the citizens of Vizag as the crackdown was part of the ongoing drive to check illegal constructions and structures, which have mushroomed over the years. This is just the tip of the iceberg and a strong word of warning for all the builders who have taken Vishakapatnam for granted. Vizag known as the city of destiny for many who wants to own a house here. Many illegal businesses, illegal constructions which are taking place violating the rules. Also Read – Anti-ragging laws stringent: VC PVGD Prasada Reddy Advertise With Us Several real estate developers had violated the rule books and managed to create a false real-estate boom at the cost of the common man, which will not be tolerated anymore. This demolition drive is an eyeopener for all real estate developers in Vizag and Bheemli by cleaning up the whole city. There are 200 illegal constructions in Vizag GVMC Recognised. Is GVMC going to take a step on razing of the EX-MLA’s Illegal shopping complex? Sharma says in the last five years illegal constructions mushroomed over the years. Constructions to be demolished, heavy penalties to be imposed. Demolishing expenses to be borne by the real estate person and not the taxpayer.last_img read more

Private hospitals to resume Aarogyasri services

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana private hospitals has called off their five-day strike of boycotting Aarogyasri services all over the state. This decision was announced after discussions with Health Minister Eatala Rajender held at Secretariat till late evening on Tuesday. Addressing media, Rajender said that they have paid Rs 560 crore so far with the pending dues coming to Rs 490 crore. In the near future, Aarogyasri payments will be made every month, he said, adding that a committee would be formed involving hospitals in the process. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Further, the minister stated that a committee would be formed to look into MoU made with hospital managements ten years ago. It will look into all issues and do necessary modifications. Speaking to newsmen, Telangana Private Network Hospitals president V Rakesh said that they decided to call off their fight for release of dues in view of government’s positive response and assurances to our demands. “We thank Chief Minister for addressing our issues with the intervention of the Health Minister. Aarogyasri scheme of Telangana is much better than Ayushman Bharat of the Centre and hence we want Aarogyasri to be continued like before,” Rakesh said.last_img read more

Falaknuma Das makes better collection than NGK and Abhinetri 2 at box

first_imgFalaknuma DasTwitterVishwaksen Naidu’s Falaknuma Das opened received good response and made decent collections at the worldwide box office on the second day. It has fared better than NGK and Abhinetri 2 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/TS).Falaknuma Das is a small budget movie, which marks the debut of Vishwaksen Naidu as an actor and director as well. The interesting promos had grabbed many eyeballs and its makers’ unique publicity helped it garner more attention. But the film faced threats from Suriya’s NGK and Tamannaah’s Abhinetri 2, which also hit the screens in the Telugu states on the same date.The makers, who were very confident about its success, held paid preview shows of Falaknuma Das on May 30 a day before it the screens. The hype helped to register decent responses at the box office. But the film received mixed reviews and many in the industry feel that the word of mouth would affect its collections on the following days.Early estimates show that Falaknuma Das has collected a total of Rs 4.30 crore gross at the worldwide box office in two days. The Vishwaksen Naidu starrer has earned Rs 2.72 crore for its distributors, who have reportedly invested Rs 7 crore on its theatrical rights. It’s AP/TS share stands at Rs 2.40 crore. Suriya’s NGK is off to a good start at the Chennai box office.PR HandoutSuriya enjoys a huge fan following in the Telugu states. Hence, the makers have dubbed and released his latest outing in a record number of cinema halls across these states. NGK has collected Rs 3.40 crore gross at the AP/TS box office in two days and it has earned Rs 2.05 to the distributors, who have shelled out Rs 10 crore on its theatrical rights. It needs to earn Rs 7.95 crore to break the even. Abhinetri 2TwitterOn the other hand, the Tamannaah Bhatia starrer, which was released in a good number of theatres, opened to a decent response on Friday and fared well on Saturday. Abhinetri 2 has collected Rs 1.1 crore gross at AP/TS box office in two days and earned Rs 0.62 crore for its distributors, who have spent Rs 3.50 crore on its theatrical rights. It needs to fetch Rs 2.88 crore to break the even.last_img read more

Zarina Wahab admits living in constant fear of husband Aditya Pancholis safety

first_imgZarina Wahab, Aditya Pancholi, Kangana RanautTwitterNoted actress Zarina Wahab, who has stood by Aditya Pancholi in his legal battle with Kangana Ranaut, has admitted that she has been living in constant fear for the safety of her husband.The legal case between Kangana and Aditya got murkier the latter recently had said that Kangana along with her sister Rangoli Chandel and their lawyer Rizwan Siddique have threatened to file a rape case against him. The actor had submitted videos and phone recordings to prove that Kangana’s lawyer was threatening him with a rape case if he doesn’t take back his police complaint against his client.”I know him better than anyone else. He has never hidden anything from me. I know what has happened in the past. He has done no wrong,” Zarina Wahab was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.In 2007, Kangana had filed a police complaint against Aditya for physically and sexually abusing her. Kangana had alleged that Aditya, whom she was reportedly dating for almost four years, kept her under house arrest and she escaped from the apartment by jumping off from the first floor of the building. Aditya had filed a defamation case against Kangana for levelling serious allegations against him.”You can’t be in relationship with someone for years and then suddenly accuse him of rape just because the relationship has ended, or because the other person has moved on. It’s just not right,” she said.Reacting on the allegations of rape levelled against TV actor and singer Karan Oberoi by a 34-year old woman, Zarina said, “Look at how he has been treated, and locked away. I’ve worked with him in the past. He’s a decent, civilised, courteous man. It’s frightening what a rape allegation can do to a person. If not true, it destroys a man’s reputation and self confidence. Karan will never be himself again.”Karan Oberoi was granted bail on Friday, June 7 by the Bombay High Court after he was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. In a very filmy twist to the tale, the complainant was attacked and it turned out that the goons attacking her were sent by her own lawyer, Ali Kashif Khan. On June 3, Khan surrendered before Oshiwara police. He was arrested and later granted bail by the Andheri court.Karan Oberoi’s friend and actress Pooja Bedi was the first to come out in support of him, saying he has been victimised by a woman who was in love with him.last_img read more

No sale of tobacco near edu institutions

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will urge the police to ensure that no tobacco is sold within 100 metres from the premises of educational institutions, Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Saturday.Hakim said the law is not enough to deter smokers to give up smoking or consume fried tobacco. There should be more awareness in society and on social media against it. The KMC has proposed to launch massive awareness campaigns and oral health check-ups in every ward. He felt that social media should be used to create awareness among people. “We get so many things on social media and the platform can be used to create awareness requesting the smokers to give up the deadly habit.” He said everyone should take a pledge to help a smoker to give up cigarette. “It is difficult to give up the habit of smoking but the smokers should be encouraged as it affects one’s health badly,” he maintained. It may be mentioned that the Barrackpore Commissionerate has stopped selling of tobacco within 100 metres of school premises. Though the law bans smoking in public places, few people follow it and there are no agencies to enforce the law.last_img read more

Dust Drops and Water Blasts How Dell TortureTests Its Rugged Laptops

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas — Inside of a machine covered in white powder, I could see — if I squinted — what looked to be a laptop. In fact, it was one of Dell’s Rugged laptops in the middle of a dust-ingress test, in one of the rooms at the company’s Extreme Computing Test Lab. Dell Rugged Laptop TestsIt’s all about dust, drops and water blastsVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dell-rugged-testing-lab?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:4700:47Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC02:14Chromebook Buying Guide关闭  Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoMacy'sCheck Out These Macy’s Deals for SundayMacy’sUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisement Henry T. Casey, on The laptop would fail the test, I’m told, if any observable dust was deposited in the unit. And the test spends up to 8 hours coating the Rugged notebook in dust.This and many other tests based on the Mil-Spec 810G standards are performed at this facility, the second version of Dell’s rugged testing space. My tour was led by Anthony Bundrant, an engineer who’s been working for Dell since 2012, when Dell acquired the ruggedized-hardware firm Augmentix, where he worked for years prior.AdvertisementBundrant told me about the history of Dell’s ruggedized laptops and tablets, which began when the company saw Panasonic roll out similar products. Dell decided to make laptops that met and exceeded the standards of its competitor. But when early releases failed to hold up to customer testing, Dell added highly accelerated life testing (HALT), which looks to find how well a laptop will age. This method takes a few measures, including using liquid nitrogen for injection cooling in the HALT chamber to rapidly change the air temperature. But while Dell builds Rugged laptops to survive the rigors of the real world, the facility’s drop tests are also used to test Chromebooks. Bundrant told me this is because kids, who are among the primary users of Chromebooks, are as dangerous as any work environment.MORE: Help Me Tom’s Guide: Should I Get a Rugged Smartphone?The first test we saw looked like a simple hinge test, but it turned out to be an evaluation of the reliability of the display cables inside the hinge. This is reminiscent of the “Flexgate” flaw that’s reportedly causing poor lighting in Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops.After the display-cable test, we saw the drop-test areas, where laptops fall from 6 feet in the air onto a 2-inch-thick piece of plywood, a total of 78 times, from a ton of different angles. Dell also drops laptops on a thick square of steel.Next, I got to see the Thermotron machines, which perform extreme climate tests, subjecting laptops to temperatures of up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. These machines are kept in their own room, I discovered, because they can make their own space pretty hot.In another room, Dell showed the grizzly corrosion of its liquid-salt room, as Bundrant pulled back the lid on a tested laptop. In that same room, he blasted a ruggedized Dell laptop, that was turned on at the time, with water from a hose. This test takes place for a minimum of 3 minutes, with water (from a nozzle with a 6.3-millimeter diameter) sprayed at a machine from 8.2 to 9.8 feet away.For a moment, he turned up the water pressure even higher, to show that the machine could take a few moments of greater pressure without a flicker. In another water test, which lasted 10 minutes, an oscillating tube with tiny spray holes soaked a laptop from all over.Next, when he showed us the giant dunk tank for underwater submersion testing, Bundrant explained that Dell learned a lot about sequential testing with this machine. At one point, a Dell Rugged tablet could pass immersion of 1 meter for 30 minutes. But the machine couldn’t pass that after a drop test, so the company decided not to make the immersion claims.So, if you’re wondering what makes Dell’s Rugged laptops worth their price, it’s not just that they’re bigger and heavier and that they feel more durable. They also undergo the kind of strenuous testing that looks to make them worth a long-term investment.Credit: Laptop MagDell Latitude 5420 Rugged Review Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme ReviewDell’s Rugged Latitude Get 8th-Gen CPUs, Discrete Graphicslast_img read more

Update Acid poured on cow

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The owner of the cow that acid was poured on is still waiting for a vet to visit and assess the condition of the animal.Acid was poured over the cow in the Bluebank area sometime during the course of last week.The owner was in Johannesburg on business when the cruel act was perpetrated.“I feel so helpless because I am still waiting for a vet to come and see my cow,” he laments.The owner appeals to the public to help him find out who is responsible for this heinous deed. If you have any information, please contact him on 082-724-8887.last_img read more

Passenger who threw nut shells on floor belongs in a barn

first_img Friday, April 7, 2017 Travelweek Group DUBLIN — A flight travelling from the U.S. to Ireland looked more like a barn than a Boeing, thanks to one female passenger who chucked pistachio shells on the floor.Caught on camera and blasted on the online forum Reddit, the woman is clearly shown with a bag of nuts on her lap and a pile of discarded shells at her feet.After the photo was posted online, it didn’t take long for people to express their outrage over such an outlandish offense. Reddit user Bubbaganewsh wrote: “No matter how you rationalize it, she is a pig who belongs in a barn. You don’t do this kind of thing on an aeroplane.”Credit: RedditCodeMonkey24 also chimed in, writing, “Some people are just slobs. Nothing you can do about them, because an over-inflated sense of entitlement tends to accompany it.”Others took their comments one step further, positing about her upbringing. “She looks young,” wrote dude_nyc, “probably used to mummy or daddy cleaning up after her – a product of great parenting.”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesA minority of Reddit users came to the woman’s defense, including Paul02008 who said, “The aisles get vacuumed after every trip regardless, I don’t see what the big deal is.”But one person, who claimed to be an airline employee, took extra offense. “This pisses me off beyond belief,” they wrote. “At my airline, flight crew are the ones that clean the planes between flights to save money. We are not paid on the ground, we do this for free.”No word on how long the shells remained on the floor or who eventually cleaned them up. Hopefully, the woman in question didn’t leave a trail of nuts behind her while disembarking the plane. << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Posted by Tags: WTF Passenger who threw nut shells on floor “belongs in a barn”last_img read more