Rising boxing star killed in Edmonton

first_imgAPTN National NewsA rising First Nations boxing star was killed in a car accident Sunday night.Jonathan Andre, who is originally from Fort McPherson, NT., was killed after he was struck by a car in Edmonton.Andre, 30, was a two-time Alberta amateur champion.He made his professional debut last year. He was 2-0 as a pro.Police said the vehicle that hit Andre may have been racing.No charges have yet been laid.last_img

IPL Delhi edge out Sunrisers Hyd in thriller

first_imgVisakhapatnam: If the first qualifier of IPL 2019 on Tuesday was a damp squib, the eliminator on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam was a real humdinger. Chasing Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 162, Delhi were in cruise control after Risabh Pant’s blistering 21-ball 49. However, there were a few nervy moments before Keemo Paul smacked a four off Khaleel Ahmed to seal the deal for Delhi. The Delhi boys will now face Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier.last_img

Quarterback play in focus for Buckeyes Bearcats

Left: Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett scores a touchdown during a game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 35-21.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorRight:Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel celebrates during a game against Toledo on Sept. 12 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Bearcats won, 58-34.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe matchup everyone seems to be talking about heading into Ohio State’s game against Cincinnati is the Bearcat pass offense against the revamped Buckeye defense.And while the Buckeye offense has briefly been discussed, it has been the high-flying aerial assault of the Bearcats and Cincinnati redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel getting the attention.Kiel, who was the No. 3-rated quarterback by ESPN coming out of high school, has the Cincinnati offense ranked ninth in the country in pass offense.Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville classified his wide receiving corps as the best he has ever coached.But OSU coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that any quarterback is can succeed with talented teammates.“You put a great offensive line and good receivers and a quarterback becomes great,” Meyer said. “You put that same quarterback with a makeshift offense line and some struggling receivers, and there’s a really bad quarterback, so a quarterback is the product of those around him.”Kiel has been exceptional in his first two games, averaging 344.5 pass yards per game to go along with 10 passing scores. Not only has he tossed 10 touchdowns, but he’s spread those passes out to seven different receivers.In that respect, Kiel has out-distributed  “the distributor,” OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who was given the nickname by his coaches earlier in the season. Just five different Buckeyes have been on the receiving end of Barrett’s nine passing touchdowns.One of the receivers on the end of Barrett’s passes has been redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, who said Wednesday that he, along with the rest of the Buckeye offense, is capable of producing more for Barrett.“Of course we want to do more,” Marshall said Wednesday. “Being a playmaker, you always want to make plays for the team. I feel like we have practiced hard this last bye week and this week. I feel like we have more opportunity to make plays this week.”Marshall, who scored his first collegiate touchdown against Kent State on Sept. 13, said he was recruited by the Bearcats to play quarterback, a position he excelled at in high school.“I was recruited by Cincinnati, Tennessee and UCLA, schools like that but that kind of dropped off as I committed here to play receiver,” Marshall said. “I was looking at the bigger picture, it (OSU) is a great university.”Marshall even alluded to the possibility that Buckeye fans could see him take snaps at the quarterback position on Saturday in Ohio Stadium.“We have done a little bit of it,” Marshall said in regards to him playing quarterback in practice. “Hopefully on Saturday we can start some of it.”While Marshall teased the idea of taking the snaps from center, Barrett seems to have control of the Buckeye offense. He is averaging 252.3 passing yards per game and has been, for the most part, consistent in replacing senior Braxton Miller, who is out for the season after tearing the labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp.Junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren said Wednesday that he believes Barrett has played well since taking over for Miller.“J.T. is a great quarterback. He stepped up big time, I think, since week one. Everybody has their bumps in the road but he is a great quarterback,” Boren said. “(He has) great leadership. He is an awesome leader on this team. He is a really smart guy.”Despite Barrett and Kiel being relatively inexperienced, Meyer stood firm on his belief that a quarterback’s play hinges on his surrounding teammates.“I think it is all relative. Who’s the best quarterback usually has the best players around him,” he said.Which quarterback has the best supporting cast remains to be seen Saturday, as the Buckeyes and Bearcats are scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Chicharito aiming for second Mexico win

first_imgChicharito is targeting a victory over South Korea on today’s match in order to maintain their perfect start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.After defeating title-holders Germany 1-0 in their first game of the tournament, in which Chicharito assisted Hirving Lozano’s winner, El Tri will seek to reach six points to stay at the top of Group F, against a Korean side that lost 1-0 in its opener against Sweden.But it is expected that, after playing against the World Champions, Chicharito will again be present in the starting XI as the Hammer will be looking to score his first goal of the tournament, and his third in FIFA World Cups, after netting one against France in South Africa 2010 and another against Croatia in Brazil 2014.At the press conference before the match, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expressed his confidence for his team to get the win, and not be overconfident in a match where they are considered heavy favourites.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“I feel that the team is not going to fall into the comfort zone,” he said via club’s website“We know the challenge that we will face and we are very confident that we will get a victory. The team played a good game against Germany and we want to repeat it this time.”The match will be played in Rostov-on-Don at 6pm local time.last_img read more

Ukraine footballer dies during APMG

first_imgUkraine footballer Oleksandr Shcherbinin has died of heart attack during Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) 2018.The 57-year-old had complained of heart attack to his roommate before his attack, and despite the fact that an ambulance was called to the hotel after he collapsed, all attempts to resuscitate him failed.Shcherbinin died in his hotel room at 6:55 am on Thursday as confirmed by the doctors, who also revealed the cause of death to be a heart attack.Linda Geh, who is the chief executive officer of the APMG also revealed that Shcherbinin’s family in Ukraine have been informed of his death.“We are working closely with the authorities including the Ukraine embassy in Malaysia for arrangements to transport his body to Kiev,” said Geh in a statement, according to The Star.serbiaReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group B George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group B sees Portugal and Serbia play catch up with Ukraine.While Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and his Portugal side ran out…APMG media and publicity director Loganath Velloo said the late Ukrainian played as a goalkeeper for the Kharkiv Masters team in the APMG’s Football 55 years and above category.The 57-year-old shot stopper hails from Kharkiv and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.Players and officials all observed one-minute silence during the games played on Thursday as a sign of respect for the late Oleksandr Shcherbinin.last_img read more

Luis Enrique Rodri can surpass Busquets

first_imgThe British publication, FourFourTwo, have broadcasted the words of Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique concerning Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.According to the former Barcelona manager, the 22-year-old hotshot has all characteristics to become a ‘new Sergio Busquets.’Although Rodri is yet to establish himself as a regular starter at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano following his summer’s arrival from Villarreal, Enrique seems to be a huge fan of the prosperous youngster.“I have already spoken about their similarities,” he told a news conference.“It’s not good to give too much praise and he is very young, but Rodri comes across as very professional and prepared mentally.“He can reach Busquets’ level and maybe surpass it. Who knows what limits he has?”Robert Moreno says he would step aside if Luis Enrique asks him Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took the job after Luis Enrique stepped down because his nine-year-old daughter passed away after a bone tumor.Rodri will be better than Barcelona icon Busquets – Luis Enrique https://t.co/ohoDJdkoz2 pic.twitter.com/VRS5qnE5za— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) October 4, 2018Now it’s up to the Rodri to give his answer on the field, but a comparison with a figure such as Busquets can only be flattering.The highly-rated midfielder will in the Spain squad for the matches against Wales and England along with Busquets, as well as, his two Atletico companions, Saul Niguez and Koke.last_img read more

Spartak Moscow name Oleg Kononov as new manager

first_imgSpartak Moscow have announced the appointment of Oleg Kononov as their new managerThe Russian Premier League side fired previous coach Massimo Carrera last month after a poor run of results this season.Spartak’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal Tula on October 21 proved to be the final straw with Carrera being dismissed a day later.Now Spartak have turned to Tula coach Kononov to turn around their fortunes this season.“The offer from Spartak was unexpected for Arsenal, but they wished me success with a new team,” Kononov told the club website.“The fans also reacted warmly and I thank them for that.“I have been coaching for 18 years. I started as an assistant and went through every stage.Joao Mario is delighted to have joined Lokomotiv Moscow Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Joao Mario has left Italian Lega Serie A side Internazionale Milan to join Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League.“I’ve always experienced pressure from my first days of work. The stronger the pressure was, the more I liked it.“Pressure is the path to progress. Under it, you work for more than 100 per cent. No coach or player will develop without it.“Nothing is lost yet. We need to win every match. I’m sure the players are ready to develop.“They just need to realise their potential on the pitch.”Kononov previously led Krasnodar to a third-place finish in the 2014/15 Russian league season.Spartak are eighth in the league table with 19 points from 14 games this term.last_img read more

Tony Adams pinpoints two defensive mistakes by Arsenal

first_imgFormer Arsenal defender Tony Adams has pinpointed two defensive mistakes made by the club during their 2-2 draw with Manchester United.The Gunners traveled to Old Trafford on the back of an unbeaten streak which has lasted more than 15 games across all competitions.Unai Emery’s men took the lead twice through Shkodran Mustafi and an own-goal from United defender Marcos Rojo but defensive lapses which led to goals by Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard ensured the hosts got a share of the spoils.Adams said, according to Mirror:“The first mistake, they didn’t follow it in.”“It is something you are taught as a defender, we used to say these things before a game – ‘make sure you follow the ball in’.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Adams continued: “The second is when you take the lead, and I used to do it regularly as a captain but Ramsey is off the pitch.”Someone has to go ‘come on, let’s concentrate, next five minutes, let’s be solid.“The ball comes in, Sokratis is rolled and it is 2-2.”The Gunners legend was also critical of the team’s approach after going ahead for the second time.He said: “Arsenal, with a bit of concentration when we went 2-1 up, should have seen it off and got all three points.”“But it is 20 games now, they are gathering momentum and it is still a difficult place to come.”last_img read more

Gallagher gives opinion on Liverpool penalty claim

first_imgRef. Dermot Gallagher believes match referee Kevin Friend made the correct call by awarding in favour of Liverpool during their 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s side earned the decisive spot-kick before half-time when Pascal Groß was adjudged to have fouled Mohamed Salah in the 18-yard box.Salah got up to convert the penalty kick, but once again drew criticism from fans and pundits alike for the ease with which he went to ground.This comes after the Egyptian earned a controversial penalty against Newcastle United on boxing day.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Now, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his opinion on the incident and insists that Kevin Friend made the right call.“It was a clumsy tackle – if you watch, he catches him on the back of the thigh with his left leg, it is just clumsy, he has gone down and I think it is a penalty,” Gallagher says, according to Liverpool Echo.“And again, the referee [Kevin Friend] is in a decent position and as Salah is shaping to shoot, he catches him on the back of the leg and he has only got one leg on the ground, so he is going to go over.”last_img read more

Salah reveals team talk that inspired Reds win

first_imgMohamed Salah has opened up on what stimulated Liverpool’s comeback against Crystal Palace at Anfield.Salah who recorded his 50th Premier League goal claimed the players spurred themselves on at the break as te ran out 4-3 winners to extend their lead at the top.Salah told LFC.TV: “We expected before the game that the game was going to be very difficult.“First half they played well and they played well also [in the] second half but they were staying [close] to the box and it was a tough game. But in the end, the most important thing for us is the result and we had a good result.“We conceded three goals, it’s hard a little bit but we have to accept it. This is football and we have to live with that.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“We talked to each other [at half-time] that we had to be strong mentally because this is a tough time.“This is the most important time for us, when you are struggling you have to be strong in mind, so we talked together and the manager also gave us information and we played well and we deserved the game.”Mo on the strength of the Reds and important communication at half-time. 👊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019last_img read more

Kenai Peninsula Representatives Issue Apology to Appointees for Inappropriate Behavior

first_imgSeveral other appointees also had their characters impugned on the House floor, according to  a release from the House of Representatives.  “We extend our sincerest apologies to those who were slandered by our colleagues,” they stated. “What we saw on Wednesday was not the level of decorum that we expect to see in the legislature.” Rep. Carpenter: “This was one of the most unstatesmanlike things I’ve ever seen anywhere, let alone in the House of Representatives. I am gravely concerned about the chilling effect this behavior might have on future board nominees if we have a body that is allowed to engage in this manner. What sort of decent person will want to serve their state if they have to deal with nonsense like this?” None of the accusations, including ones made against Bob Griffin, whom a member baselessly insinuated was a pedophile, and Karl Johnstone, whom a member claimed had sexually harassed “more than” two anonymous women, had been brought up in the vetting process previously. center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Ben Carpenter (R-Nikiski) and Representative Sarah Vance (R-Homer) issued apologies on Friday to the several appointees who faced offensive insinuations on the House floor. Representative Vance: “Neither Rep. Carpenter nor I voted to confirm Mr. Johnstone to the Board of Fish, but our decisions had nothing to do with the unfair accusations levied against him on the floor. To wildly throw out such offensive accusations with a clear intent to derail someone’s nomination is a sick political stunt, and I hope Mr. Johnstone and Mr. Griffin will accept our apologies on behalf of the body.”last_img read more

City Of Kenai Hosts First Annual Kite Festival

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The first Annual City of Kenai Kite Festival took flight this Saturday out at North Beach in Kenai. This free event boasted many fun activities including hot dogs, a build-a-kite station, kite giveaway, kite demo by Alaskiters, and more. Residents had the opportunity to build their own kite at the Kenai Public Library the day before the event with materials donated by Spenard Builders Supply. Ostrander: “Wal-Mart got really excited and donated 50 kits to the festival. Really excited, and I think this is something that will catch on that we can do year after year.” At one point nearly 50 kites filed the skies of the beach, with over 100 participants at the event. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “We’re really excited about it, and it’s been surprising how much support we’ve gotten as we through this idea out there.”last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_imgWhat a week! Scientists revealed the first direct image of a black hole. Uber filed for what might be the largest tech IPO ever. Julian Assange was arrested in London as the US awaits his extradition. And Disney finally revealed a November launch date for its streaming service, which will be almost half the price of rival Netflix.Oh, but there was so much more. Here are a few key stories you don’t want to miss:Tech can’t keep pace with immigrant influx at Texas borderDrones, cameras and sensors are being used to monitor what many call a desperate situation at the southern border. More tech may not help. James Martin/CNET Beyond Tinder: How Muslim millennials are looking for loveSome call it haram — or forbidden — but more Muslims than ever are turning to apps like Minder and Muzmatch to find romance.dating-apps-5 Angela Lang/CNET Deactivating your Facebook account does nothing for your privacyI thought deactivating my Facebook account would stop the social network from tracking me online. But Facebook kept tabs on me anyway.img-2296 Alfred Ng / CNET Julian Assange’s defense against hacking charges, and where it falls shortWhile WikiLeaks’ work can be considered journalism, offering to hack a password isn’t.Julian Assange Arrested In London NurPhoto Libraries lean on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reel you inFrom pithy tweets to Insta Novels on Instagram, libraries around the world are using social media to entertain and reach their audiences.sf-library-patron-3 San Francisco Public Library Making Missing Link, the movie of 100,000 facesHow do you make a big, hairy puppet more human? Laika starts by creating intricate skeletons and 3D-printed faces.missing-link-link-skeleton Anne Dujmovic/CNET Congress chose to bicker instead of helping fix Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeAfter two days of hearings about hate speech and political censorship on the internet, we’re no closer to finding solutions to tech’s biggest problems.screen-shot-2019-04-09-at-7-43-09-amSocial media trolling, fake, anger, bullying and scandal signs. Screenshot by Queenie Wong/CNET Hellboy movie review: One hell of a mess, and one hell of a rideForget Guillermo Del Toro. This new Hellboy for 2019 takes monster-mashing action to the extreme.hellboy-harbour-17-copy Mark Rogers Robots, VR and 3D printers are served up at this high-tech libraryThe Broward County Libraries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, show just what the evolution of libraries looks like.dsc00927.jpg Ari Rothenberg/Broward County Libraries Post a comment Tags Tech Industry 0 Share your voice Disney Julian Assange Space Netflix Uberlast_img read more

PSA Youre tweetraging the Supreme Court all wrong

first_imgSorry angry citizens. You’re tweeting to the wrong account.  Declan McCullagh/CNET It’s that time of year when the US Supreme Court is busy handing down decisions, and that means lawyer Tom Goldstein is busy making decisions too. He’s figuring out the best response to people who mistakenly tweet their frustrations about SCOTUS opinions to his SCOTUSblog Twitter account, thinking it’s the court’s official home on Twitter. Does this one warrant a Sponge Bob animation or meme? Or just some cheeky words? “What in the hell is wrong with you?” a Twitter user tweeted at SCOTUSblog after the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the majority, blocked the Trump administration’s plan to include a census question that asks about citizenship status. The answer: “How much time do you have?” Another citizen outraged by the decision tweeted that he “WILL NOT FILL OUT THE 2020 CENSUS.” Replied the SCOTUSblog: “Even if we let you do it in crayon? Asking for nine friends.”   Twitter declined to comment beyond reminding users of tools like two-factor authentication for enhancing account security, but the running of the trolls has been marching ahead apace Thursday afternoon. And observers seem to be well amused. “This is one of the more entertaining days of the year,” one wrote. Asked another: “Which justice is tweeting today? Is this Roberts?” Originally published June 27, 2:48 p.m. PT.Update, 4:14 p.m.: Adds that Twitter declined to comment.   Perfect time for a summer recess. Moscow is gorgeous right now. https://t.co/96dXawX3K5— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2019 Share your voice The US Supreme Court doesn’t have an official Twitter presence, and Twitter users eager to engage with the nine justices appear to ignore SCOTUSblog’s Twitter bio stating in all caps that it’s NOT THE JUSTICES OR THE COURT.  The blog, run by Goldstein and his wife and former law partner Amy Howe, has been around since 2002 and is “devoted to covering the US Supreme Court comprehensively, without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards,” according to their web site. “The blog is provided as a public service.”Goldstein, who has argued cases before the most powerful court in the land, calls this annual tweeting ritual the “running of the trolls.” It sees citizens from both the left and right attempting to let the justices know just how upset they are about court decisions. “We do our best to oblige in equally thoughtful terms.”  2 The tweetstorm has led to problems in the past. In 2016, Twitter shut the SCOTUSblog account down, presumably thinking it had been hacked. “A Twitter employee who was in the know about our annual trolling got wind … and helped us get back online,” SCOTUSblog manager Andrew Hamm told me. This year, the account even alerted Twitter as the running of the trolls hit the digital ground, tweeting that, “We haven’t been hacked. Pretty please, don’t lock the account and block us.”   Tags In our annual end-of-Term ritual, confused twitter users deem this the official account of the Supreme Court and tweet their frustrations — from the left & right — at us, trying to start a discourse with the Justices. We do our best to oblige in equally thoughtful terms.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2019 Twitter Comments Politics Online Stand by for the running of the trolls. 30 tweets in super-short order. @twitter, we haven’t been hacked. Pretty-please, don’t lock the account and block us.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2019last_img read more

Kate Middleton made a public spectacle at a boat race

first_imgKate MiddletonGetty imagesPublic appearances by the Royals always seem to be fraught with some sort of drama it seems. Reportedly, Kate Middleton was prevented from taking part in a charity boat race – and the race’s organiser called it “a nightmare” when the Palace got involved, according to a royal author.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reportedly returned from their Caribbean family holiday with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in time for the King’s Cup Regatta on the Isle of Wight. The royal pair were even seen to race against each other in the charity regatta.However, things were not always so free for Kate Middleton. In the early days of her relationship with Prince William, even before she officially became a member of the Royal Family, Kate had to deal with the influence and directions of the Royal Palace. Reportedly, Kate was prevented from taking part in another charity boat race when she had to follow Palace orders.Biographer Andrew Morton, in his 2011 book “William and Catherine”, writes how Kate had to “give up” her independence when she got back together with the prince.  Kate MiddletonReutersHe writes: “She pulled out of the dragon-boat race in August with just a week to go.”Race organiser Emma Sayle apparently told the author that she pleaded with Kate in an emotional phone call: “Remember, this is not just for charity, it is for yourself…..Please don’t drop out…..For the first time in your life you are actually doing something for yourself.”However, Mr. Morton adds, the plea was “in vain”.This anecdote sounds like something right out of a forbidden love romance movie. But it is no secret that Prince William and Kate Middleton had to go through quite a few ups and downs in the early days of their relationship. You can check out the video here:last_img read more

President PM pay tributes to martyrs

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid pays tribute to the martyrs of liberation war in 1971 at National Memorial on Sunday morning. Photo: BSSPresident Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to the martyrs of the liberation war by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Sunday morning marking the 48th Victory Day.President Abdul Hamid paid tribute first placing the wreath at 6:40am, followed by the prime minister.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to the martyrs placing wreath at the National Memorial on Sunday. Photo: BSSAfter placing the wreaths, the president and the premier stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the liberation war in 1971.BSS adds: a smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force presented a state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post.People from all walks of life are seen paying tributes to the martyrs of liberation war in 1971. Photo: Dipu MalakarChief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, members of the cabinet, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, the mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.Flanked by senior leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, laid another wreath at the National Memorial as the party chief.People from all walks of life are seen paying tributes to the martyrs of liberation war in 1971. Photo: Dipu MalakarLater, chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokan and leaders of other political and sociocultural organisations placed wreaths at the memorial.National University officials are seen paying tributes to the martyrs at National Memorial. Photo: Dipu MalakarThe nation is celebrating the 48th Victory Day today marking the most precious day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long liberation war.Specially abled children are seen paying tributes to the martyrs at the National Memorial. Photo: Dipu MalakarForty-seven years back on 16 December in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and for the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and the honour of 200,000 women.Various organisations are also seen paying tributes to the martyres. Photo: Dipu Malakarlast_img read more

Indonesia tsunami toll reaches 222

first_imgA car is seen among ruins after a tsunami hit Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia, 23 December, 2018. Photo: ReutersA tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said on Sunday.Hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” when the tsunami struck, almost without warning, along the rim of the Sunda Strait late on Saturday, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said.Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate to higher ground. By 1040 GMT, the disaster agency had raised the death toll to 222 from 168, with 843 injured and 28 missing.TV images showed the seconds when the tsunami hit the beach and residential areas in Pandeglang on Java island, dragging with it victims, debris, and large chunks of wood and metal.Coastal residents reported not seeing or feeling any warning signs, such as receding water or an earthquake, before waves of 2-3 metres (6-10 feet) washed ashore, according to media.Authorities said a warning siren went off in some areas.The timing of the tsunami, over the Christmas holiday season, evoked memories of the Indian Ocean tsunami triggered by an earthquake on Dec. 26 in 2004, which killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.Øystein Lund Andersen, a Norwegian holidaymaker, was in Anyer town with his family when Saturday’s tsunami struck.”I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20 metres inland. Next wave entered the hotel area where I was staying and downed cars on the road behind it,” he said on Facebook. “Managed to evacuate with my family to higher ground through forest paths and villages, where we are taken care of by the locals.”Debris is seen after a tsunami hit the area in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia, 23 December, 2018. Photo: ReutersEVACUATION WARNINGAuthorities warned residents and tourists in coastal areas around the Sunda Strait to stay away from beaches and a high-tide warning remained in place through until Dec. 25.”Those who have evacuated, please do not return yet,” said Rahmat Triyono, an official at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).President Joko Widodo, who is running for re-election in April, said on Twitter that he had “ordered all relevant government agencies to immediately take emergency response steps, find victims and care for the injured”.Vice President Jusuf Kalla told a news conference the death toll would “likely increase”.Saturday’s tsunami was the latest in a series of tragedies that have struck Indonesia, a vast archipelago, this year.Successive earthquakes flattened parts of the tourist island of Lombok, and a double quake-and-tsunami killed thousands on Sulawesi island. Nearly 200 people died when a Lion Air passenger plane crashed into the Java Sea in October.Rescue workers and ambulances were finding it difficult to reach affected areas because some roads were blocked by debris from damaged houses, overturned cars and fallen trees.The western coast of Banten province in Java was the worst-hit area, Nugroho told reporters in Yogyakarta. He said at least 35 people were reported dead in Lampung in southern Sumatra.The waves washed away an outdoor stage where a local rock band was performing in Tanjung Lesung in Banten province, a popular tourist getaway not far from the capital, Jakarta, killing at least one musician. Others were missing.Around 250 employees of the state utility company PLN had gathered in Tanjung Lesung for an end-of-year event, company spokesman I Made Suprateka told Reuters. At least seven people were killed, and around 89 are missing, he said.Dramatic TV footage showed the seconds when the tsunami hit a concert at the event and washed away the stage where the band, Seventeen, was performing.Bodies of tsunami victims are collected at a local health facility after a tsunami hit Carita in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia, 23 December, 2018. Photo: Reuters”WASHED AWAY””The water washed away the stage which was located very close to the sea,” the band said in a statement. “The water rose and dragged away everyone at the location. We have lost loved ones, including our bassist and manager … and others are missing.”Police officers rescued a young boy who was trapped in a car buried under fallen trees and rubble, according to a video of his rescue posted on Twitter by the Indonesian National Police, who did not give any information as to the boy’s identity.Officials were trying to determine the exact cause of the disaster.Anak Krakatau, an active volcano roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra, has been spewing ash and lava for months. It erupted again just after 9 p.m. on Saturday and the tsunami struck at around 9.30 p.m., according to BMKG.The tsunami was caused by “an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Anak Krakatau” and was exacerbated by abnormally high tide because of the full moon, Nugroho said.Ben van der Pluijm, an earthquake geologist and a professor in the University of Michigan, said the tsunami may have been caused by a “partial collapse” of Anak Krakatau.”Instability of the slope of an active volcano can create a rock slide that moves a large volume of water, creating local tsunami waves that can be very powerful. This is like suddenly dropping a bag of sand in a tub filled with water,” he said.The eruption of Krakatau, previously known as Krakatoa, in 1883 killed more than 36,000 people in a series of tsunamis.Anak Krakatau is the island that emerged from the area once occupied by Krakatau, which was destroyed in 1883. It first appeared in 1927 and has been growing ever since.Neighbouring Malaysia and Australia both said they were ready to provide assistance if needed.last_img read more

Baltimore Boy Who Lost Hands to Infection Gets DoubleHand Transplant

first_imgDouble-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey accompanied by Dr. L. Scott Levin, left, and his mother Pattie Ray, stands during a news conference Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged but his hands were visible as he flashed some big smiles Tuesday at a hospital news conference. He demonstrated his still-delicate grip and described waking up with new hands as “weird at first, but then good.”The boy, from the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Maryland, received the transplant earlier this month at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, though doctors did not publicly disclose the nearly 11-hour operation until this week.A 40-person medical team used steel plates and screws to attach the old and new bones. Surgeons then painstakingly reconnected Zion’s arteries, veins, muscles, tendons and nerves.Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)“He woke up smiling,” said Dr. L. Scott Levin, who heads the hand transplant program. “There hasn’t been one whimper, one tear, one complaint.”Zion, a bright and precocious child Levin described as having “a maturity that is way beyond his 8 years,” contracted sepsis as a toddler. The resulting multiple organ failure forced the amputation of his hands and feet; by age 4, he needed a kidney transplant, receiving the organ from his mother.Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey arrives to a news conference with his mother Pattie Ray Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore who lost his limbs to a serious infection, has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Leg prosthetics have allowed Zion to be very active, including walking, running and jumping. He learned to use his forearms to write, eat and play video games and has been attending school. Physicians hope he’ll now be able to achieve more milestones, including his goals of throwing a football and playing on the monkey bars.“It was no more of a risk than a kidney transplant,” his mother, Pattie Ray, said. “So I felt like I was willing to take that risk for him, if he wanted it — to be able to play monkey bars and football.”Several adults in the U.S. have received double-hand or double-arm transplants in the past few years. Hospital officials in Philadelphia believe Zion is the youngest person to have the surgery, which requires a lifetime of immune-suppressing drugs to ensure the body doesn’t reject the new hands.Zion already had been taking anti-rejection drugs because of his donated kidney, which made him a good candidate for the hand transplant, doctors said.Doctors say Zion will spend several weeks in physical rehab at the hospital before returning home. Two rows of relatives attended the news conference, and they stood to be recognized at Zion’s request.“I want to say to you guys, thank you for helping me through this bumpy road,” he said.The donor’s family chose to remain anonymous.Children’s Hospital said it would not hold Zion’s family liable for any costs beyond that which may be covered by medical insurance.___Follow Kathy Matheson at http://www.twitter.com/kmathesonlast_img read more

Amazon Tells Customers Their Info Was Exposed Due to Technical Error

first_imgAmazon.com informed some customers that their names and email addresses were “inadvertently disclosed” on its website, just days before the Black Friday unofficial kickoff to the holiday-shopping season.In a statement Wednesday, Amazon said, “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been impacted.” The ecommerce giant did not say how many people were affected or how their info may have been viewable.Amazon customers in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe who had received the notifications via email Wednesday about the breach posted about the notices on social media. News of Amazon’s data breach was first reported by BetaNews.According to Amazon, neither its website nor its back-end systems were compromised by the glitch. In its notifications to customers, the company said that they did not need to change their passwords or “take any other action.” I wonder who @amazon disclosed my email too pic.twitter.com/0mUOdg9rgb— Michael Reyes (@HWGeeks) November 21, 2018 ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety In October, Amazon said it fired an employee who had provided customer email addresses to a third-party seller on the site and had notified affected users of the policy violation. According to an earlier report by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon was investigating customer-data leaks by employees in exchange for bribes from third-party sellers, a practice the report said was particularly prevalent in China.last_img read more

Special casual leave for Food dept officials

first_imgKolkata: Special casual leave has been granted for officials in the Food and Supplies department, who will be attending the state conference of Paschim Banga Rajya Sarkari Karmachari Federation.The conference will be held on July 14 and 15 at Rabindra Bhavan at Dum Dum. According to an order, “permission for station leave and special casual leave for the delegates, office bearers, representatives and participants for attending the conference is granted.” Station leave is permitted for all members. Half day casual leave on July 13 and 16 is also granted for those who will come from nearby districts.last_img