BCCC Upgrades Standard at School of Nursing

first_imgAfter upgrading standards at its Department of Health Science’s School of Nursing, the Bomi County Community College (BCCC) in Tubmanburg stands to be reaccredited by the Liberia Board for Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) in August 2016.The administration of the BCCC, under President Zobong Norman, has expanded the school’s demonstration lab; added several classrooms; acquired instructors with the requisite degrees; added an air-conditioner; and acquired current nursing and midwifery text books, among others, as part of LBNM’s requirements for the school’s reaccreditation.The college’s first accreditation was withdrawn in 2013, with 140 students sent home because the department at the time lacked standard requirements, including unqualified teachers, to execute the program.Taking over the BCCC upon his appointment by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with a new Board of Directors and a shared vision to ensure that BCCC serves prospective students from Cape Mount, Gbapolu and Bomi counties, Dr. Norman and his new team started working.To complete the requirement for the college’s reaccreditation, the new administration further expanded the school’s library, divided classroom sections to accommodate the required 45 students per class, created a computer lab, and provided a television set. It is also installing an Internet center, among others, to get the program back in shape for the resumption of nursing and midwifery courses in the September school term.Working along with the LBNM, the school held a two-day seminar (July 18 and 19) at the school’s Fatoma Compound campus, with 35 participants, including teachers, nurses, RNs (Registered Nurses), PAs (Physician Assistants) and others attending.Facilitators included three officials from the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) headed by Mr. Humphrey Gibbs-Loweal, the Director of Phebe School of Nursing & Midwifery, who is also the Assistant Chairman of LBNM; Mrs. Darboi G. Korkoyah, Monitoring & Evaluation Director at LBNM; and Mrs. Cecelia C. Kpangbala-Flomo, LBNM’s Registrar.They were assisted by Mrs. Josephine D. Snorton, Health Consultant at the BCCC, who shared the vision to see the resumption of the program there. The two-day seminar discussed ‘Curriculum Implementation (credit hours)’ by Director Gibbs-Loweal; ‘Inter-Disciplinary Manual & Log’ by Mrs. Korkoya; and ‘Good Governance’ by Mrs. Flomo.The seminar was interactive and the participants excitedly contributed to its progress. The second day’s session examined the ‘Roles & Responsibilities for Preceptors, Instructors and Students’ by Mrs. Korkoyah; ‘Effective Teaching Skills’ by Director Gibbs-Loweal; and ‘Assessment Tools’ by Mrs. Flomo. Earlier, BCCC President Norman expressed appreciation for the college’s persistence, and support from the various stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, the student population, the community, the Bomi County Caucus, as well as authorities at the Liberia Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, whose head, Dr. Williamatta S. Williams-Gibson, attended the program.Dr. Norman also commended the Liberia Board for Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM) for its support to BCCC that resulted in excellent progress in a short period of time since his administration took over.Meanwhile, BCCC has established the Bomi Youth Center, which provides computer literacy programs for the community. The center will resume classes on August 1, with subjects including Microsoft Publisher; Microsoft Access; Corel Draw; Photoshop CS6; Quick Books; Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite; and Internet Explorer. The center has graduated over 200 students from beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stronger Human Trafficking law says Bahamas AG

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – No more ambiguity, once it is passed, it will now also be illegal to even organize or encourage others to participate in human trafficking based on information gathered in any human smuggling investigation.Attorney General, Allyson Maynard Gibson yesterday presented an amendment to the current law, which she says bolsters the legislation on the books so that no one escapes repercussion for these crimes.  While addressing the Senate yesterday, the AG explained that the 2008 legislation had holes, which saw an accused perpetrator be set free after being convicted; the woman won on appeal at Privy Council.There is a repeal and replacement of a section of the bill which now makes it clearer that actions like withholding documents are indictable offenses, which due to the proposed change will certainly bring convictions.#MagneticMediaNews#notoleranceforhumansmuggling#strongerlawsonhumantrafficking#AllysonMaynardGibson#humantrafficking Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#AllysonMaynardGibson, #humantrafficking, #magneticmedianews, #notoleranceforhumansmuggling, #strongerlawsonhumantrafficking Jamaica working to reduce human traffickinglast_img read more

Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men were rescued from a cave near Sunset Cliffs Friday morning after their fishing boat became trapped inside, authorities said.The men were asleep inside a 26-foot-catamaran, which was on auto- pilot mode, as they returned from a fishing trip near Coronado Island when they woke up around midnight and realized the surf was pushing their boat into a cave.They were able to make a distress call, but it took crews around an hour to find the cave, which was near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, reports said.The U.S. Coast Guard responded, but found their vessel was to large to enter the cave and the two men were eventually rescued by San Diego lifeguards.No injuries were reported.San Diego Fire Department lifeguard 2 Paul Nowakowski took the incredible video and was one of the three lifeguards who participated in the rescue. Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma September 6, 2019 Updated: 9:13 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 8

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 8 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraCreative Threads (Doll Accessories)Deano’s PastaEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Grab & GoGaouette FarmHoney Pot Maple FarmJessy’s CupcakesMagic of Yarrow BalloonsPurple Carrot BreadRed Antler Apothecary Seafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTAdditional Attractions:Town Museum & Minutemen At Community TableMake Super Heroes at Kids TableLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”last_img read more

NEMLEC Foundation Announces Annual Appreciation Dinner Comedy Night On November 30

first_img(Editor’s Note: The Wilmington Police Department is a member of NEMLEC.)DRACUT, MA — The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Appreciation Dinner and Comedy Night on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Four Oaks Country Club (1 Clubhouse Lane) in Dracut. The cocktail and social hour begin at 6pm. Dinner runs from 7pm to 9pm. The Comedy Show is at 9pm.The NEMLEC Foundation will honor Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes for his continuous work on behalf of police departments throughout the commonwealth.Chief Kyes has taken the lead on immigration enforcement reform, police accreditation and police training. It was through his leadership and exhaustive work that the Commonwealth received a dedicated funding source for police training. He was instrumental in working with the Baker Administration to establish legislation creating a surcharge from car rental fees to subsidize police training.Chief Kyes also serves on the Mass Chiefs of Police Executive Committee, the Municipal Police Training Committee, the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and is the Chairman of the Massachusetts Chiefs Legislative Committee.“Chief Kyes is a tireless advocate for police throughout Massachusetts,” said NEMLEC Foundation Chairman Richard Raymond. “We’re excited to honor him for his constant work to enhance public safety, and celebrate his accomplishments on behalf of all of the communities in the commonwealth.”Tickets for the event are $50 each, or tables of 10 can be purchased for $500.There are also sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $2,500. To learn more about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, click here.About the NEMLEC Police Foundation:The NEMLEC Police Foundation, Inc. exists to promote and pursue training, education, research, projects, and programs that benefit municipal police agencies and their communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. The foundation promotes the public’s understanding of their police departments. It receives gifts, contributions, and grants from individual benefactors or private organizations and distributes those gifts to benefit The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and its cities and towns.(NOTE: The above press release is from the NEMLEC Police Foundation via JGPR.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEMLEC Police Foundation Raises $9,500 Through All Pro VIP Season Ticket DrawingIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation To Hold Raffle Drawing For Patriots TicketsIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation Donates $5,000 To The Jimmy FundIn “Community”last_img read more

Avengers Endgame star Brie Larson talks about Captain Marvels Audi ETron and

first_imgRoadshow: Your “Debriefing” spot was a fun way to get Carol up to speed with the times. But Carol can fly. So I have to ask, what features in the E-Tron would entice her to stay on the ground and drive?Brie Larson: Well, the car can actually go really fast. I think that’s the key point, is if the car couldn’t go super, super fast-paced and have great pickup, then I don’t think she would be as interested in it. But it’s a great way for her to transport friends; you know, she can only carry one person at a time. So being able to drive around with a car full of people I’m sure would be an important aspect. More From Roadshow Spoiler-free: Ultimate love letter to MCU fans tops Infinity War Spoiler-packed: MCU clincher so close to being perfect More Marvel Audi 2019 Audi E-Tron basking in the desert sun The best moment from every Marvel Cinematic Universe… 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 4:23 Share your voice It’s a movie event most of us have been waiting over a decade to see. Avengers: Endgame is upon us (read our CNET spoiler-free review here and our spoiler-packed review here) and with it, comes an avalanche of press, collaborations, merch and more. You may not have realized it, but Audi is one of the longest-running Marvel Cinematic Universe partnerships. The German automaker has been involved since the first Iron Man in 2008. Tony Stark drove an Audi R8 supercar in that movie, but he trades that in for the all-electric E-Tron GT concept in the newest Avengers film. 51 Photos People I think have the misconception that not having access to gas stations will be a hindrance to them; but in fact, at least for me, for many years, it’s never been a problem. In fact, it’s been a huge convenience that I can just charge my car at home. And it doesn’t really take very long at all. And you can go pretty far. I think this car [the E-Tron] is what, like 200 and something miles per charge? [204 miles is the official EPA estimate of the E-Tron’s range.] It’s surprising how far you can go on one charge. The other thing is just the cost of it as well. It’s so much cheaper to charge your car yearly than it is to buy gas. I don’t know if people really understand that fully. You’re doing good for the planet. And it’s good. It’s good on your pocketbook, too. I also talked to Brie about her time playing Captain Marvel, which female hero she wants to see star in a future MCU film and if she’s interested in directing a blockbuster superhero movie someday. Look for that interview to hit CNET in the coming days.Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide April 26. In the meantime, you can watch every other Endgame trailer and teaser right here. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Avengers: Endgame and every MCU movie, ranked When to take a pee break during Avengers: Endgame Endgame leaked footage — How to avoid spoilers online I binged every Marvel movie and I regret nothing 26 Photos Audi E-Tron GT concept on the streets of Los Angeles 32 Car Culture TV and Movies It feels really right to me, and there are so many perks that go along with it. Like, the fact that I got my electric car almost three years ago, and I’ve never had to get it serviced? That’s something that I always like to tell people. There are so many aspects of gas-fueled engines that need a lot of maintenance that electric cars don’t need. And we’re just not used to that. We’re not used to the fact that you can just have a car, drive around and not have to deal with like, continually bringing it into the shop to be serviced.What do you find the most interesting about EVs, aside from the obviously important environmental impact? Are there any features you hope to see added someday?I mean, there are a lot of small features that I really love, like I the help that I get when it comes to parking. Parallel parking in particular, especially in Los Angeles, it’s like a huge, helpful feature. And the other thing I think is interesting is how quickly the cars charge, that it doesn’t really take very long at all to get charged back up. For Endgame, Audi released a new ad spot that gets Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) up to speed on the progress she’s missed on Earth during her absence, including the company’s newest electric SUV — the E-Tron — which is due to arrive in reservation holders’ driveways in the next few weeks. Roadshow had the opportunity to sit down with Larson this week, to find out more about why she’s such a fan of Audi’s new EV. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Comments Now playing: Watch this: Tags Read our reviews True. I guess you would need to take Goose to vet appointments too, maybe?Of course, exactly. Goose I’m sure needs lots of checkups, being a Flerken and all.Have you gotten a chance to drive the E-Tron? And if so, what do you think?I haven’t. I have not had a chance. I mean, I’ve been in the car, because I sat in the back of it. But I haven’t had a chance to drive it myself. It [the ride] was really zippy and super smooth.Have you driven any other EVs? Or have you had any experience with other electric vehicles so far? Do you own one?I do. I have an electric car right now. And I’ll be getting this car [the E-Tron] pretty soon. But it’s really, really important to me. Once electric cars were available, I did my research on them. And I just found it to be undeniable: The importance on the impact of the planet, from an environmental standpoint — and also just from a human being standpoint — to get out of the way of fossil fuels and the things that we’re arguing over on a global scale. Marvel Audilast_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 finale Who survived and where did they

first_img TV and Movies Game of Thrones season 8 finale: Our watch has ended Tyrion, after seeing Dany’s wrath as she burned the men, women and children of King’s Landing, admitted his treason and handed back his Hand of the King pin early in the final episode. But our guy, the man who drinks and knows things, was spared Death-by-Dracarys after convincing Jon that Dany had to die. After being locked away by the Unsullied, he suggested a new King — Bran the Broken — and was spared by the new ruler.Not only that, he ended up as Hand of the King. Again. Tyrion is the man for that job and before a meeting with the small council at the end of the episode, Tyrion shuffles a few chairs around. He’s in the right place. Small CounciloldmatessssA small council with Tormund’s famed “big woman” HBO With Bran named leader and Tyrion named Hand of the King, one of the lingering questions would be “Who serves on the King’s Small Council?” and honestly, if you asked anyone this 6 episodes ago, I doubt you would have got all of these correct.Samwell Tarley: Grand MaesterNo matter who ruled, Sam always seemed destined to be the Grand Maester. In his final scenes he delivers a book called “A Song of Ice and Fire” he has written about the events that have transpired, in what seems like a pretty obvious callback to one of the other biggest fantasy franchises that have ever existed.Bronn: Master of CoinBronn’s final season was kind of a garbage fire of rushed writing but in the end he got what he wanted. A nice big castle. He also has a position on the Small Council and, as Master of Coin, he knows where all the money is flowing. Seems like a good spot for Bronn — I am just sad that the show did him dirty before getting to this place. Ser Brienne of Tarth: Lord Commander of the KingsguardBrienne taking her seat at the Small Council is one of the show’s small wins, in our books. She is the most capable knight who remains and she fulfilled her duty to protect the Stark kids as well as she ever could. Despite having her heart broken by Jaime Lannister, she even penned a positive tribute to his life and deeds. She’s got the best heart and found her place in the world. It’s nice. Ser Davos Seaworth: Master of ShipsWell, this makes sense, for sure. Davos is a seafaring man and a great smuggler. However, I am worried about his wife who he mentions in passing and hasn’t spoken of for years. Did she come to King’s Landing with him? Please tell me Marya Seaworth is OK. The titles of Master of War, Master of Whisperers and Master of Laws were all vacant at the end of the show. The Unsulliedgame-of-thrones-season-8-episode-5-grey-worm-swingsGrey Worm fights a bloody path through King’s Landing. Helen Sloan/HBO Grey Worm  The man who served Dany valiantly for most of her reign and was basically unkillable somehow survived long enough to sail away. In what is a fitting end for his character after all the trials and tribulations he encountered during serving the Mother of Dragons, Grey Worm (and his forces) found a way to Naath. Importantly, this is the same place Missandei grew up and before the Battle of Winterfell, she told Grey Worm it’s where she wanted to end up when all was said and done. Her head was lopped off by the Mountain, but Grey Worm made his way across the seas to Sothoryos, where Naath lies. Did he take the Unsullied as his banner men? Davos certainly told him to, so here’s to Grey Worm and love. The Othersrobin-arrynYou’ve come a long way, baby.  HBO After Daenerys meets her end, we get a meeting between all the major lords and ladies of the kingdoms in the dragon pit. Yohn Royce, Robin Arryn, a new Prince of Dorne and a couple of unnamed lords all sit around debating who will be king. They are never seen again.Gendry Baratheon, his thirst and unrequited love for Arya aside, finished up pretty well. In the penultimate episode, Dany makes him Lord of Storm’s End and he’s seen in the final meeting just sort of hanging out and agreeing to the proposition of Bran as king. At least he finally got off that row boat. Yara Greyjoy, the lady reaper of Pyke, appears to have assumed the mantle of Queen of the Iron Islands. She doesn’t get much of a say in the final episode, except to demand some sort of justice. She’s the last living Greyjoy. Maester Wolkan is also credited in this episode. He made the chair for Bran. He goes on to create more of Westeros’ most amazing devices.Unbelievably, against all odds, Edmure Tully made it through to the very end. This is a man held captive by the Freys for who even knows how long (spacetime in this show gets bent really hard) and subject to some pretty severe torture. Fortunately, he makes it to the final meeting as, he says, “one of the senior lords in the country.” He lucked out but when he tries to make his case at the Dragonpit, he’s told to sit down by his niece, Sansa. Ouch.  Now playing: Watch this: Updated May 21, 4:30 p.m. PT: Adds information from meeting in the Dragonpit Hot PieThe man. The myth. The legend. A real survivor. Hot Pie, unseen since season 7, is Game of Thrones’ most wholesome character. We know that he stayed at the Inn at the Crossroads and baked amazing Direwolf bread. He will live out his days as the world’s best cook, going on to win season 3 of Westeros Masterchef. We stan the Pie.***Is this truly the end for all of these characters? As of right now, it would seem to be. However, Game of Thrones will be receiving a prequel series at some point in the future. We’ve got all the details about that right here but will they also spin it out into a number of sequels? There’s certainly enough survivors to suggest it a possibility.  57 Photos 0 Season 8 finale recap: Win or die Twitter reacts with disappointment to the finale What did Brienne really write about Jaime? Some ideas Who won the game? Well, it’s complicated More from the GoT finale The Game of Thrones has been won and we can all breathe a deep sigh of … well, I’m not sure yet. We’re still coming to terms with the madness and disappointment of the final episode. Warning: total and complete spoilers ahead. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die, or you just burn the whole thing down and start again. HBO Having been engrossed in the narrative for eight years, we’d heard a lot of theories about how Game of Thrones would ultimately finish. Dany and Jon would share the rule. Arya would kill Cersei. Cleganebowl is all that matters. Hot Pie deserves the throne. We’re not too sure many of the theories came close to what actually transpired. There was death, there was a new King and there were some happy endings, too. In fact, the Game of Thrones ended like a game of Monopoly, really: We picked up the board and threw it across the room, demanding to start all over again.So as the credits rolled on TV’s biggest show ever, where did all your faves finally finish up?Spoilers, of course, follow.screen-shot-2019-05-19-at-7-09-28-pmThe Iron ThroneI’ll stop the world and melt with you. HBO Let’s get this one out of the way first. The Iron Throne is gone. It’s nothing but a heap of crumpled, molten metal. Kind of sad to see the iconic Throne topple.   House TargaryennicejuansssssNot how Dany would have hoped things went down. HBO Daenerys TargaryenShe had many wonderful titles, but after burning King’s Landing to the ground in Thrones’ penultimate episode, Dany was not long for this world. The “Mad Queen” arc may have seemed a little abrupt. She did not get the ending she has been chasing her entire life but, instead, was betrayed one last time by the man she loved — her nephew, Jon “Aegon Targaryen” Snow.Jon Snow (Aegon Targaryen)After Sam revealed Jon’s true parentage early in the final season, the cracks between him and his Aunt began to show. Jon almost seemed like he was going to let Dany live and he would serve her. A real case of Stockholm syndrome. Ultimately, after a heart-to-heart with Tyrion, he acquiesced and plunged a dagger into her heart as tears filled his eyes. For that crime, he was “sentenced” to head back to the Night’s Watch, an organization that really need not exist anymore because, yo, the Night King is dead, remember? Arriving at Castle Black at the end of the final episode, Jon reunites with Tormund and thankfully Ghost, before he heads out beyond the Wall to live with the free folk. After everybody kept prodding Jon, begging him to be king and Jon parroting “I dun want eet” hundreds of times, he got his wish. DrogonDrogon is alive and well. After Dany was knifed, Drogon picked up her body and flew into the graying skies with her corpse. He was never seen again. At the small council meeting that ends the episode, Bran mentions finding Drogon — presumably with his warging abilities — and just keeping an eye on him. For mine, having the most powerful dragon just disappear is not good news for Westeros. I mean, we’ve seen how powerful Drogon can be and that kind of unchecked power disappearing into the night. Bad news.  center_img 187 Photos Share your voice See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos 6:42 Tags House StarkdirewolvesArya’s taking a ship west… beyond the borders of any map. See you in the sequel? HBO Bran Stark”Bran the Broken” arguably made the biggest rise in the entire series. He went from cripple to King, from bed to throne, from Hodor’s back to the Realm’s top. He finished the series as the new King and with that “won” the Game of Thrones. Who honestly picked that? If you’re wondering what happened to Podrick, he’s squiring for Bran and helping him get around King’s Landing’s various steps and staircases. Arya StarkArya is following in the footsteps of… well, no-one. She’s sailing west of Westeros, to a land which has never been documented on the maps. Arya Stark, arguably the most skilled assassin in the Seven Kingdoms and the woman who defeated Death incarnate is off to enjoy her time as the realm’s Marco Polo or Christopher Columbus. Is there potential for a sequel here? Honestly, it won’t be the same without the Hound to follow her ’round. No word on that poor white horse that Arya rode at the end of episode 5.Sansa StarkAfter learning basically every trick in the book from some real unsavory characters like Littlefinger and Ramsay Bolton, Sansa was a lock to ascend to power. She said it herself — she’s no longer a little bird. The question that remained heading into the finale was would she rule the North or would she rule the entire realm? Her final scene had her take up the crown in Winterfell, as Northmen bowed down around her before raising their swords and chanting “Queen in the North.” Sansa’s final two seasons were perhaps the most expertly plotted in the entire show and her rise to “most intelligent person in the world” was well done. She will do a good job up there. House Lannistergame-of-thrones-season-8-episode-6-tyrion-debris“I don’t want to be Hand of the King” — The eventual Hand of the King HBO Tyrion LannisterWith Jaime and Cersei Lannister sharing a tomb at the conclusion of episode 5, House Lannister was basically in ruins. Their children, Myrcella and Joffrey were dispatched by poison and Tommen came to meet his maker after meet the ground at high velocity. Tywin is long gone and poor uncle Kevan was blown to smithereens in Cersei’s mad Sept bombing. As we hit the finale, the biggest hope for House Lannister came from the smallest man, one Tyrion Lannister. 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Breaking Mitchell Santner strangling India to World Cup death

first_imgTwitter/ICCHe may have hardly turned a ball in his six overs but New Zealand’s only spinner in the XI Mitchell Santner has established a boa constrictor like hold on the Indian batsmen. This has also led to him picking up two wickets. His bowling analysis reads 6-2-7-2.First it was Rishabh Pant who decided to break the shackles of Santner by trying to slog sweep him over deep midwicket and holed out to the fielder there. Then, it was Hardik who attempted the same shot but got a top edge and got caught by a fielder in the same position, though little bit inside the boundary.Santner hasn’t bowled one loose delivery and this was what forced both Indian batsmen to go for big hits. New Zealand were criticised for not playing enough scoring shots but India’s innings is making the Kiwi batting effort look like a blitzkrieg. Presently, India are 97/6 in 32 overs.last_img read more

20 including 4 BCL activists sued over Dakhshin Surma College attack

first_imgBCLAt least 20 students, including four Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists, have been sued in connection with the attack on the office of Dakhshin Surma College in Sylhet, reports UNB.Following an order of the college principal, office assistant Monraj Kanti Chowdhury filed a case with Dakhshin Surma police station on Sunday afternoon.The accused include Ataur Rahman Sunny, college unit BCL general secretary, four BCL activists – Lavlu, Tanim, Nayeem and Shimul – and unnamed 15 students, said Khairul Fazal, officer-in-charge of the police station.Earlier, on 26 December, a group of students attacked the office and snatched away important files and papers and locked the office.Later, on information, police recovered the files and papers.last_img

Hamas Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

first_imgFatah`s Azam al-Ahmad (R)and Saleh al-Aruri (L) of Hamas shake hands after signing a reconciliation deal in Cairo on 12 October, 2017, as the two rival Palestinian movements ended their decade-long split following negotiations overseen by Egypt. Photo: AFPRival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement Thursday on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, with president Mahmud Abbas calling it a “final” accord.Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip by December 1, according to a statement from Egypt’s government.Abbas welcomed the deal in comments to AFP and said he considered it a “final agreement to end the division” — though many details remain to be resolved and previous reconciliation attempts have repeatedly failed.It was signed in Cairo by new Hamas deputy leader Salah al-Aruri and Azzam al-Ahmad, the head of the Fatah delegation for the talks, at the headquarters of Egypt’s intelligence service, which oversaw the negotiations.Celebrations broke out in the Gaza Strip after the announcement of the deal, with residents waving flags of Egypt, Palestine, Fatah and Hamas.Negotiations are now expected to be held on forming a unity government, with the various Palestinian political movements invited to another meeting in Cairo on November 21.An official from Abbas’s Fatah movement said the Palestinian president was planning to soon travel to the Gaza Strip as part of the unity bid in what would be his first visit in a decade.Sanctions taken by Abbas against Hamas-controlled Gaza will also soon be lifted, the Fatah official said.The deal includes 3,000 members of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s police force redeploying to Gaza, a member of the negotiating team told AFP on condition of anonymity.The figure is however a fraction of the more than 20,000 police officers employed separately by Hamas.- ‘End very shortly’ -Another party to the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agreement would see Palestinian Authority forces take control of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.One of the key issues has been punitive measures taken by Abbas against Gaza in recent months, including reducing electricity payments that left the territory’s residents with only a few hours of power a day.”All the measures taken recently will end very shortly,” Zakaria al-Agha, a senior Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip, told AFP.The two sides had been meeting in the Egyptian capital this week with the aim of ending the crippling decade-old split between the rival factions.Hamas seized Gaza from Fatah in a near civil war in 2007 and the two factions have been at loggerheads ever since. Multiple previous reconciliation efforts have failed.Egypt has been keen to improve security in the Sinai Peninsula which borders Gaza and where jihadist rebels have fought a long-running insurgency.An Egyptian source close to the talks said intelligence chief Khaled Fawzi had followed the negotiations closely.- Fate of armed wing -Last month, Hamas agreed to cede civil power in Gaza to the Palestinian Authority but the fate of its vast military wing remains a significant issue for the two sides.Islamist movement Hamas is blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union.It has fought three wars with Israel since 2008 and the blockaded Gaza Strip has seen deteriorating humanitarian conditions.Faced with increasing isolation and a severe electricity shortage, Hamas has reached out to Egypt for help, hoping to have the Rafah border opened.The crossing has remained largely closed in recent years.Egypt has also agreed to provide fuel to the Gaza Strip for electricity generation.In return, Cairo pressed Hamas to move forward on reconciliation with Fatah.Previous attempts at reconciliation have repeatedly failed, and many analysts are treating the latest bid with caution, waiting to see if actual change will occur on the ground.Last week, Palestinian Authority prime minister Rami Hamdallah visited Gaza for the first time since 2015 and his ministers took formal control of government departments in the territory.But the move was seen as mainly symbolic, with Hamas still effectively in charge in the Palestinian enclave of two million people bordered by Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.One of the key sticking points will be the fate of Hamas’s 25,000-strong military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.Reconciliation could also pose a dilemma for international efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal since Hamas has not recognised Israel, unlike the Abbas-led Palestine Liberation Organisation.last_img