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first_imgIqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, media advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has clarified that India’s posture on the Rohingya refugees would not impact the friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries.“Our relations are based on mutual trust and cooperation at all levels, and so an external problem cannot disturb it,” Mr. Chowdhury said during an interaction with journalists here on Saturday. He conceded that there was an initial confusion about India’s position on issues of ‘persecution of Rohingyas’ in Myanmar and massive influx of refugees in Bangladesh. “Now we see India is calling for permanent resolution to conflicts in Myanmar and adopting a humanitarian approach by sending relief to refugees stranded in Bangladesh,” he said.Mr. Chowdhury said that 5.5 lakh Rohingyas had so far entered southeastern districts of Bangladesh since the latest cycle of violence erupted in Rakhine province of Myanmar. Over six lakh Rohingya refugees were already stranded in Bangladesh and that took the total number to 12 lakh, he said.The veteran journalist stated that the present crisis was different from what had happened in the past. “Earlier there was turmoil and tension, resulting in Rohingya exodus, but now they are being driven out in a planned manner – killing, burning villages and crops, terrorising people with rapes and torture,” he said.During interaction with newsmen he supported apprehension that external forces and terrorist cells could try to exploit sentiment of ‘stateless Rohingya’ to engage them in subversive activities.“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has time and again made it clear that Bangladesh was providing relief and shelter to the evacuees on humanitarian ground and any rebellious activities in the relief camps would be tolerated”, Mr. Chowdhury stated.last_img read more

first_imgWith the dispute over Mahanadi river water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh reaching a flashpoint, experts and civil society groups have urged the two governments to discuss all the contentious issues for a meaningful solution.At the second Odisha river conference, which concluded on Monday, experts said competitive politics over the Mahanadi water sharing was only making the matter complicated.A group of civil society organisations, river and water experts and academics from across the country and the two States gathered here to build an Inter-State Cooperation Framework for the resolution of the Mahanadi river water dispute.Politics over conflicts“There have been a lot of politics and inter-State river water conflicts in the country. But in the process of fighting, let the rights of the river as an ecological entity not get snatched. While the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is rife, it is unfortunate that both the States are treating the Mahanadi as a commodity and not a natural resource,” said Ranjan Panda, the convenor of Water Initiatives Odisha.“No doubt Chhattisgarh has constructed many dams and barrages without the consent of Odisha and has obstructed a lot of water, but that does not mean we can conclude that Chhattisgarh has siphoned off water from Odisha’s share,” said Mr. Panda.“We need a comprehensive understanding and analysis of the impacts of all these structures and availability of water in the basin. Let the tribunal decide how to make such an analysis and instruct Chhattisgarh to stop these obstructions if they are illegal,” Mr. Panda said, urging the two States not to close the door on dialogue.Internationally renowned climate change expert Saroj Dash hoped good sense would prevail and the two States would climb down from their stand and make space for dialogue. “The premise for the discussion should be cooperation, not conflict,” Mr. Dash said.“We don’t need either Odisha-centric or Chhattisgarh-centric approach. People’s rights on the river should be the guiding principle for dialogue,” said Premananda Panda, an academic.Mahanadi, the sixth largest river in India, originates from Chhattisgarh and enters the Bay of Bengal travelling 851 km, of which 357 km lies in Chhattisgarh and 494 km in Odisha. Odisha has been grumbling that the Mahanadi is witnessing an 80% reduction of water flow in non-monsoon months while Chhattisgarh says it is only storing river water.last_img read more

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first_imgATHENS – Late goals by Alejandro Dominguez and Michael Olaitan helped defending champion Olympiakos to a 2-0 victory over visiting Asteras in the Greek league on Dec. 7.Asteras played for a draw and frustrated Olympiakos’ efforts until the 74th minute, when Vladimir Weiss was brought down in Asteras’ area. Dominguez converted the penalty.In the 90th, Weiss, who had hit the left post a minute earlier, made his next shot count. Goalkeeper Dani Hernandez failed to block and Olaitan slammed the rebound into the net.Olympiakos remains undefeated, with just a draw in 14 rounds, nine points ahead of second-placed PAOK, which hosts Apollon on Sunday. Asteras is fifth.Also, Levadiakos beat Platanias 2-0 and Ergotelis and Aris drew 3-3, with all six goals scored in the final 30 minutes.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Producer Ekta Kapoor is all praise for National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is the lead actor in her upcoming romantic-comedy production, “Dream Girl”. “After hearing the script, I felt there is only one actor who could pull off the kind of voice modulation that the role required. I told (director) Raaj (Shaandilyaa) that man (Ayushmann) bets on scripts, he will not see how big the director is or how many films he has done. He will only read the script,” said Ekta, at the film’s trailer launch. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka She added: “It takes a lot to play a woman, and he has that ability. You have to be a really talented man to play a woman.” In the movie, co-produced by Ekta’s Balaji Motion Pictures, Ayushmann essays a man who can talk in a female voice and his actions lead to hilarious consequences. While Ayushmann admitted it was not at all easy to talk in a female voice, he also shared that his experience of working on radio, where he had done voice modulation, helped him shoot the film. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna The actor also shared what he feels about women. “They are more compassionate as a gender, and calmer. I feel they are more attached, even though I do not believe in generalisation. I think men and women are the same in everything in life,” he said. The subject of his National Award win as Best Actor for “Andhadhun”, naturally cropped up. “It is overwhelming. It feels surreal. I still have butterflies in my stomach. It adds responsibility on me, too. My approach towards work has always been serious and, even though I am not very serious person in real life, I have always approached scripts with that mentality and sensibility. It has worked till now, I hope it works in the future as well,” he said. “Dream Girl” is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa and also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh and Abhishek Banerjee in key roles. The rom-com is slated to hit theatres on September 13.last_img read more

first_imgEditor’s Note: The Discourse, APTN News and HuffPost Canada launch #TrackingTransMountain, a database that digs into what’s really happening with Indigenous consultation for the controversial project.Trevor Jang, Lauren Kaljur, Emma Paling, Lucy Scholey, Amber Bernard, Brenna Owen, Kendra Perrin, Caitlin Havlak and Jon von OfenheimIf Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project proceeds, the land, resources, and rights of more than 130 Indigenous communities and groups from Alberta’s oilsands to British Columbia’s coast could be affected.Because of this, the Canadian government and Kinder Morgan have a legal obligation to meaningfully consult with them.The pipeline company points to the 43 communities that have signed some form of agreement to show Indigenous support for the project.But anti-pipeline activists say there hasn’t been meaningful consultation. At the same time, six First Nations are arguing consultation was inadequate in court and a single judge ruling in their favour could put the project back to square one.So, what’s the truth?Reporters across Canada are documenting a range of Indigenous voices that express support, concern and everything in between. These stories sometimes conflict, adding noise to a confusing but important part of the Trans Mountain story and leaving room for industry, anti-pipeline activists, and others to make competing claims to support their position.#TrackingTransMountain aims to present a more clear picture of the state of consultation across all of the communities affected. Building from the hundreds of pages of official documents, existing reporting and interviews with leaders and community members themselves, The Discourse, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and HuffPost Canada hope to offer information to help inform discussions about what’s happening.In a single interactive place, you can explore each Indigenous community along the pipeline and water tanker route to uncover details that you may have had trouble tracking down before.We’re contacting every Indigenous community identified in Kinder Morgan’s most recent report on Indigenous engagement to the National Energy Board.The database aims to include as many perspectives as possible, but not every community has gotten back to us yet.In the meantime, we’re filling it in with official documents from the consultation process. We know there are still holes to fill and perspectives missing. If you have information that you want to add, fill in this survey. We’ll continue to add information and report on it as it comes in.What’s next?Texas-based Kinder Morgan has given the Canadian government until May 31 to bring certainty to the $7.4-billion project, but the question of Indigenous jurisdiction and consultation is not going anywhere.Neither are future decisions affecting the rights of hundreds of Indigenous communities. No single story can fully capture what’s really at stake. But we believe reporters can improve coverage of these complex issues by collaborating with each other and the public.Follow #TrackingTransMountain on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates and stories from our collaborative reporting efforts.This story was produced as part of #TrackingTransMountain, a collaborative reporting project from The Discourse, APTN News, and HuffPost Canada that aims to deepen the reporting on Indigenous communities affected by Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project.last_img read more

first_imgGhaziabad: In two separate incidents of murder, a 70-year-old woman was allegedly killed by unidentified robbers during a robbery bid while a 26-year-old body builder also succumbed to bullet injuries after nearly half a dozen unidentified criminals opened fire at him in Modinagar area of Ghaziabad on Tuesday.In first incident, that took place on late Tuesday night, unidentified criminals barged into the house of an elderly woman and brutally murdered her by slitting the throat during a robbery bid. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”A PCR call was received on Wednesday morning that an elderly woman had been found murdered under suspicious circumstances at her house in village Sikri Kalan of Modinagar area. A police team rushed to the spot and found that the woman was lying in a pool of blood at her bed with her hands and legs tied with a rope. The body was taken to police custody and was sent for post mortem,” a senior police officer said. Cops said that the deceased identified as Savitri Saini had been living alone at the house as her husband has died around 40 years ago while her son was living separately. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn another incident, a body builder who had participated in several body building championships was killed after nearly half a dozen unidentified bike borne criminals opened fire at him on Wednesday evening. Cops said that the deceased identified as Deepak was a native of Krishna Kunj colony in Modinagar area. “The incident occurred while Deepak was on the way to his home when four unidentified criminals, riding on two motorcycles, fired around seven rounds of bullets on him which hit his chest and back,” the officer added. Sources said that Deepak was killed in a rivalry as he had gained a liquor shop license, around a month ago, and a few residents of his village went into enmity with him.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TMX Group net income down 97% in Q2 on costs related to Maple Group takeover by News Staff Posted Jul 27, 2012 11:37 am MDT TORONTO – TMX Group says it expects to begin its “next chapter” in the coming days after reporting a 97 per cent drop in net income as it booked costs associated with Maple Group’s proposed acquisition of the operator of Canada’s largest stock exchange.“These are the costs associated with successfully reaching the finish line with Maple, which we expect to do on July 31,” said CEO Tom Kloet during a conference call Friday.“I am very excited about the future prospects for the new TMX Group and look forward to the next chapter.”The company says its already working on integration plans for the anticipated takeover of Alpha and the Canadian Depository for Securities, which is to take place immediately after Maple acquires the TMX.TMX posted net income of $1.8 million in the second quarter, or two cents per share, compared to net income of $54.7 million, or 73 cents a share, in the same period a year ago.Revenue in the quarter totalled $167.5 million, down slightly from $169.3 million in the year-before quarter.On an adjusted basis, TMX reported earnings per share of 81 cents for the quarter, down 14 per cent year over year but beating analyst expectations.Analysts on average, had been expecting earnings of 74 cents per share on $161 million in revenue, according to Thomson Analytics.TMX Group says the drop in net income was largely due to $54.4 million in costs related to the proposed Maple Group acquisition, and also a failed attempt to merge with the London Stock Exchange.The company says lower equities trading volumes — which also hurt profits — reflect the weakened global economy, which has hurt investor and public company confidence.“Our operating statistics in quarter two continue to reflect the impact of global economic uncertainty,” said Kloet. “It has been a difficult market.”Maple Group, a consortium of 12 financial institutions, is poised to complete its $3.8-billion takeover of the Toronto Stock Exchange if enough shareholders tender their shares to the offer by the end of this month.Maple announced earlier this month that Kloet will remain in charge of the company that runs the Toronto Stock Exchange and will be named CEO of Maple if the deal moves forward.The consortium of Canadian banks, pension funds and investment firms cleared its last major regulatory hurdles when securities regulators in B.C. and Alberta signed off on the takeover earlier this month.Maple said it has agreed to the terms of the final recognition orders, which focused on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Natural Gas Exchange.Regulators in Ontario and Quebec, as well as the federal Competition Bureau, approved the deal earlier this year.Analysts said with the regulatory approvals out of the way, they are confident that shareholders will allow the deal to move ahead.TMX Group shareholders have until July 31 to tender their shares to the Maple offer.The TMX board had originally supported a merger proposal with the London Stock Exchange Group and dismissed the Maple Group offer over a number of debt, competition and regulatory concerns.But after the LSE deal failed to gain enough shareholder support in the face of the richer Maple bid this summer, the board turned its attention to the Maple offer. read more

This photo provided by NBC and HD Studio shows NBC’s daytime and late night set for the Rio Olympics located on Copacabana Beach in Rio. NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality programming during the Rio Olympics in August, but only to users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Samsung Gear VR headset. (HD Studio/Courtesy of NBC via AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there’s another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality programming during the Rio Olympics in August — though only to users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Samsung Gear VR headset. It’s the first time Olympics programming will be available in VR.Virtual reality coverage of sports, essentially 360 video, has been growing since VR headsets such as the Samsung Gear and Oculus Rift became widely available earlier this year. Sports broadcasters are betting that virtual reality will be the next big game-changing way to watch sports. But right now, the audience is limited to those that have smartphones and VR headsets, which can be pricey.Still, coverage is growing. In May, NBC broadcast the Kentucky Derby in 360 video. The NBA has broadcast some of its games in virtual reality, and Fox Sports broadcast VR streams from the U.S. Open at Oakmont in June.Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics, said Rio will be a showcase for the “cutting-edge” technology.The Olympics video, which will be presented on delay during the games, will include opening and closing ceremonies, men’s basketball, gymnastics, and track-and-field events. Other virtualized sports will include beach volleyball, diving, boxing and fencing. NBC will also release VR highlight packages of those sports.The VR video itself will be captured by Olympic Broadcasting Services, a unit of the International Olympic Committee that provides video feeds to international broadcasters. Viewers will need Samsung devices and the NBC Sports app. Samsung is the official smartphone sponsor of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Compatible phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 phones.Other Olympics sponsors have been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon too. Kellogg’s, which sponsors Team USA, shot Olympics contender Tom Shields in 360 video as he practiced underwater for a marketing effort that appeared online and at an event in New York.The Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 5 to 21.___This story has been corrected to show that the Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, not Argentina. Here come the virtual reality Olympics … for Samsung users by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2016 8:08 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_imgALCORE Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian Bauxite Ltd, has been given the licence rights to use the ALCORE raw bauxite processing technology worldwide.The licence will allow the company to build multiple plants globally to meet growing demand for aluminium fluoride and the associated co-products that come with refining raw bauxite using the technology.ALCORE is of the belief its refining technology can add significant value ($600-$1,000/t) to low-grade bauxite, turning it into an aluminium fluoride suitable for both smelters and, potentially, lithium-ion battery makers.The process, which turns 1 t of low grade bauxite (36% Al2O3, 25% Fe2O3, 10% SiO2, 5% TiO2, 23% H2O) into 0.4-0.6 t of aluminium fluoride, involves:Crushing and grinding before reagents are added;The dissolving of all minerals by reagents, forming metal fluorides;Sequential precipitation of fluoride species as metal-fluorides or pure oxides to release fluorine chemicals for recycling of reagents;The production of saleable pure forms of oxides and fluorides.As the company celebrates this licence win, site construction works for its stage one ALCORE project have already commenced at the pilot plant site in Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, Australia.The stage-one project is designed to produce aluminium fluoride test samples, according to Australian Bauxite.Ian Levy, Australian Bauxite Managing Director, said: “ALCORE technology also produces several valuable co-products including silica fume for the cement industry and corethane pure hydrocarbons for energy and fuel security. Upside potential includes production of pure aluminium fluoride for lithium-ion batteries, iron oxide pigments, titanium oxide pigments. Further potential exists for developing ultra-pure products such as high purity alumina for the manufacture of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for phones and computer screens.”last_img read more

first_img Short URL YourRating As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Apr 1st 2019, 8:01 PM Backed by Nick Boles. The pro-EU Tory wants the UK to join the European Free Trade Association (Efta) and enter the European Economic Area (EEA) and for a deal to allow continued participation in the single market and a “comprehensive customs arrangement” with the EU. There’s quite a bit to this one, in fact – more details here. Votes Backed by Peter Kyle. The Labour MP’s bill would put any Brexit deal passed by parliament to the people before ratification .  YourRating POLITICIANS IN THE UK will vote on four motions in the House of Commons tonight in parliamentary attempts to make a plan for Brexit. The results will not be binding – hence the indicative in ‘indicative votes’ – but the aim is that there will be a clear picture of what parliament wants. Voting starts at 8pm. But what do you make of the various proposals? How would you vote if you had a seat in the House of Commons?  YourRating (C) Customs Union 5 Monday 1 Apr 2019, 8:01 PM Backed by Ken Clarke. The veteran Tory MP’s motion would instruct the government to ensure “that any Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated with the EU must include, as a minimum, a commitment to negotiate a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU”. ReadersRating 5 ReadersRating (D) Common Market 2.0 ◆ ◆ Share17 Tweet Email center_img (G) Revoke Article 50 if faced with no-deal Brexit (E) Confirmatory Public Vote Backed by Joanna Cherry. This motion from the SNP MP says that if there is no deal by 10 April an extension should be sought. If no extension is granted by the EU, it mandates the government to put a vote on no-deal to the House of Commons. If no-deal is rejected, the government would be compelled to revoke Article 50 (which it can do unilaterally). Votes 18 Comments ◆ ◆ 13,435 Views https://jrnl.ie/4571833 Votes ReadersRating 5 By Daragh Brophy YourRating ReadersRating Votes 5 Rate the options: How would you vote on the Brexit plans before MPs tonight? What would you do if you had a seat? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following weeks of consultations a Thessaloniki court ruled yesterday in favour of Moscow’s request to extradite 39-year-old Russian cyber-crime suspect Aleksandr Vinnik.According to Vinnik’s lawyer Ilias Spirliadis, the suspect who is also wanted in France and the United States has been involved in cyberattacks and a multibillion-dollar fraud in Russia.The suspect was arrested in Greece last year following a warrant issued by the U.S.The same court originally ruled to extradite Vinnik to the United States and in France, however, the ruling was upheld by the Supreme Court following a supplementary request from Moscow.France is seeking Vinnik for alleged cyber-crime, money laundering, membership in a criminal organization, and extortion whereas in the U.S. he is to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using Bitcoin.Greece’s justice minister is expected to decide where Vinnik will be sent after examining the competing extradition requests from the three countries.The suspect has denied all charges, Radio Free Europe reports.last_img read more

first_img Ceres has some strange topography: NASA recently revealed a new image of the dwarf planet and it shows Ahuna Mons, a bizarre mountain that looks like a giant glacier.The image, which NASA says “is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before,” highlights the beautiful features of Ceres, which is also known as the largest asteroid in our solar system, Fox News reported. Ahuna Mons, which is the largest mountain on Ceres and rises more than 13,000 feet, has slopes that contain young vertical streaks instead of old craters, said a NASA press release.No one knows how Ahuna Mons developed on the dwarf planet, however, a group of scientists have a new theory that aims to tackle the summits’ origins. According to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, many gravitational measurements and investigations of Ceres’ geometrical form suggest that a bubble made of a mixture of mud, rock, and salt water, rose from the dwarf planet’s depths.This bubble might have pushed the ice-rich crust upwards, and at a weak point in the muddy substance, which was made out of salts and hydrogenated silicates, was pushed to the surface, solidified, and stacked up to form a mountain, said a DLR Institute of Planetary Research press release. The scientists believe that Ahuna Mons is a giant mud volcano, instead of another type of structure on Ceres.A model of Ceres’ shell-shaped structure. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA)“In this region, the interior of Ceres is not solid and rigid, but moving and at least partially fluid,” said Wladimir Neumann of the DLR Institute of Planetary Research. “This ‘bubble’ that formed in the mantle of Ceres beneath Ahuna Mons is a mixture of saline water and rock components.”The Ceres image was created from surface maps taken of Ceres by the robotic Dawn mission in 2016. After completing its mission last year, Dawn still circles the dwarf planet even though it ran out of fuel.More on Geek.com:NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Gets Cozy With Asteroid Bennu in Close-Up ImageNASA’s MRO Discovers ‘Black-And-Blue’ Impact Crater on Mars NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Discovers New Sculpting in Saturn’s Rings NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgThe 33-years-old midfielder has been defending the Celtic colors since 2007 in the Scotting Premier LeagueMidfielder Scott Brown was transferred from Hibernian to Celtic in 2007.And since then he gained the opportunity to be the captain of the Scottish Premier League club.In more than ten years with Celtic, he has appeared in 321 occasions, scoring 25 goals.And now, he’s set to sign a new contract with his team.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“There is no problem between myself and the club,” he told RTÉ Sport.“They know I’m going to sign. It’s just a matter of time for us to get it done.”“We first started talking just before the international break. It will be done in the next couple of weeks hopefully,” he added.“I still feel I’ve got a good few years left in me. That will be part of the discussion. I think two or three years easily. I feel fit and I feel good.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, February 21, 2017 – At the rate eligible Bahamas are registering now, the country should have around 172,000 voters by May.   Bahamians are heading out to the voter registration centers now and the Parliamentary registration department happily reports that they are processing 700 to 800 people per day. The constituency of Killarney has the most people registered at this time at about 4,500 people and South Beach is recorded with the lowest, just under 3,000 people registered.   It was revealed that as of Saturday, 112,622 people are now registered.   The last general election had 172,000 people on the voter’s list.  Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

first_imgPENNSBURG, Pa. — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.Bradley William Stone’s body was discovered a half-mile from his Pennsburg home, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The 35-year-old former Marine sergeant had cuts in the center of his body, and some kind of knife was found at the scene, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.Locked in a custody dispute so bitter that his ex-wife feared for her life, Stone went on a gruesome, 90-minute killing rampage before daybreak Monday at three homes in three nearby towns, authorities said. He bashed in the back doors of the first two homes and then smashed his ex-wife’s sliding glass door with a propane tank.The killings set off the second major manhunt to transfix Pennsylvania in the past few months. Survivalist Eric Frein spent 48 days on the run in the Poconos after the ambush slaying of a state trooper in September.“There’s no reason, no valid excuse, no justification for snuffing out these six innocent lives and injuring another child,” Ferman said. “This is just a horrific tragedy that our community has had to endure. We’re really numb from what we’ve had to go through over the past two days.”last_img read more

first_img Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors Income from operations saw a 92% increase to US$240 million, while Adjusted EBITDAR grew from US$518 million in the prior year period to US$562 million.Despite those improvements, net loss attributable to Caesars climbed from US$183 million to US$217 million, “primarily due to a US$322 million change in the fair value of the derivative liability related to the conversion option of Caesars’ 5.00% convertible senior notes maturing in 2024 year over year.”Caesars also failed to provide any great insight into what the future might hold during its 1Q19 earnings call – the first since billionaire investor Carl Icahn acquired a near 20% stake in the company and appointed Tony Rodio as CEO. Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan RelatedPosts Load More Caesars Entertainment Corp beat expectations in 1Q19, with net revenue up 7.3% and Adjusted EBITDAR growing 8.5% in a strong start to the year.Net revenue climbed to US$2.12 billion for the three months to 31 March 2019, driven by increases at the company’s Las Vegas properties plus the recent acquisition of regional US gaming operator Centaur Holdings. The Las Vegas results were due to favorable hold, improved slot volumes and higher hotel revenues, Caesars said, with Las Vegas Average Daily Rate up 2.1% and occupancy rising from 92.5% in 1Q18 to 95.0%. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive teamlast_img read more

first_imgDeeDee Jonroe walking her dogs into the Finger Lakes checkpoint. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)Willow musher DeeDee Jonrowe has scratched from the 2018 Iditarod.Listen nowThe fan favorite with her pink clothes, sled bag and dog booties was running her 36th Iditarod and had said this one would be her last.Jonrowe pulled out at the Rainy Pass checkpoint a little after 11 a.m. today. According to a statement from the Iditarod, Jonrowe made the decision to scratch for, “personal health reasons and concern for taking care of her dog team, which is her number one priority.”Jonrowe competed in the 2003 Iditarod not long after chemotherapy for breast cancer, and she and her husband Mike lost their home in the 2015 Sockeye Fire.In the Iditarod, Jonrowe’s record includes 16 top 10 showings, including a string of them from 1988 to 1998 and two second-place finishes.last_img read more

first_imgThe Trinamool Congress (TMC) came out strongly against the price hike of Indian Railways fares by the Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Wednesday.According to media sources, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is upset with the increase in fares and wants it taken back.The TMC chief asked the Railways Minister to either resign or rollback the increased prices.Derek O’Brien was the first to go public with the party’s anger.”Railway Budget…what was all that about increasing fares across the board? Upper class…maybe ok…but all? Sorry,cannot agree….,” TMC MP Derek O’Brien tweeted immediately after the budget.Stating that party’s ”policies and principals” don’t allow it to burden the common people, TMC’s senior leader Sudip Bandopadhyay said: ”People must be protected at all costs.”Demanding to withdraw the price hike, Bandopadhyay said, “Dinesh Trivedi never consulted us on the budget.”However, Trivedi said in a press conference after the budget session that “I have done my duty… now I leave it to God.””I have not been asked to rollback the fare price…..people can afford the price hike…..” said the Minister.He also told the media that the “party (TMC) is not aware of the price hike.”last_img read more

first_imgGadag: Congress leader H. K. Patil waits for his turn to cast his vote for the third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Karnataka’s Gadag, on April 23, 2019IANSAn estimated 67.66 per cent of the 2.43 crore electorate voted on Tuesday in Karnataka’s remaining 14 Lok Sabha seats across the state’s western and northern regions, an official said.”The overall voter turnout is 67.66 after polling ended at 6 p.m., with all those in the queue by then also casting their ballot,” a poll official told IANS.Among the 14 seats, Shimoga in Malnad region registered the highest voting of 76.45 per cent, followed by Chikkodi with 75.42 per cent, Uttara Kannada with 74.07 per cent and Davanagere with 72.57 per cent.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s B.Y. Raghavendra is the candidate in Shimoga against Madhu Bangarappa of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S). They are sons of former Chief Ministers B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP and late S. Bangarappa of the Congress, respectively.The lowest turnout was in Raichur (ST) – 57.85 per cent, followed by Gulbarga (ST) 59.59 per cent, Bijapur (SC) 60.28 per cent and Bidar 62.72 per cent.The polling percentage in other six seats were 71.35 in Haveri, 70.05 in Dharwad, 69.57 in Bagalkot, 68.43 in Koppal, 67.24 per cent in Belgaum and Bellary 66.22.Union Minister and BJP’s firebrand candidate Anant Kumar Hegde was in the fray for the fourth time from Uttar Kannada, while Congress leader in the 16th Lok Sabha, Mallikarjuna Kharge is contesting for a hat-trick from Gulbarga (SC) against BJP’s Umesh Jadav.Voting was held in 28,022 polling stations across the regions peacefully barring stray incidents and delays due to glitches in EVMs and VVPATs initially.In all, 237 candidates, including 10 women, were in the fray, with 164 Independents.With the ruling JD-S and Congress fielding common candidates as part of their pre-poll alliance, the BJP was locked in a straight contest with them after nearly three decades.While the Congress contested in 11 seats — Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga (SC), Raichur (ST), Bidar, Koppal, Bellary (ST), Haveri, Dharwad and Davanagere seats, the JD-S contested in Bijapur (SC), Shimoga and Uttara Kannada.In the Bellary (ST) seat, BJP’s Devandrappa faced outgoing Congress member V.S. Ugrappa who wrested the seat from the BJP in the November 2018 by-election.In Dharwad, outgoing BJP MP Prahlad Joshi contested against Vinay Kulkarni of the Congress.In Bidar, Congress state working President Eshwar Khandre faced sitting BJP member Bhagawanth Khuba.BJP’s Union Minister Ramesh Jigajinagi contested against JD-S candidate Sunita Devanand.The Congress has also fielded woman candidate Veena Kasappanavar in Bagalkot against outgoing BJP MP P.C. Gaddigoudar.The BJP has not fielded any woman in this phase. Its sitting member Shobha Karandlaje re-contested from Udupi-Chikamagalur in the April 18 polling.In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 11 and the Congress 3, with JD-S none.In the April 18 polling in the central and southern region, the overall voter turnout was 69 per cent.Of the 14 seats, the BJP contested in 13 and supported Independent multi-lingual South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh in the high-profile Mandya against Nikhil Gowda of the JD-S and son of state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda.Of the 14 seats on April 18, the Congress contested 10 and JD-S 4, including Hassan, Tumkur and Udupi-Chickmagalur.Deve Gowda contested from Tumkur, paving way for his other grandson Prajwal to contest from his bastion Hassan. Prajwal is the son of state PWD Minister H.D. Revanna, elder brother of Kumaraswamy and second eldest son of Gowda senior.In the 2014 elections, the BJP and Congress won 6 seats each out of these and JD-S 2.last_img read more