September 2019, crews from B.C. Hydro & Arctic Arrow Group worked to remove abandoned Hydro and Telus poles and wire that was damaged during the landslide. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure worked on installing culverts and clearing ditches along Old Fort Road to prevent ponding and flooding.To date, there are still unanswered questions. Late October Westrek Geotechnical said some residents of the Old Fort could return home once the road into the community was finished.In November, some residents would return home after a month’s time away and others were not so lucky. Lives were uprooted from homes built and lived in, people received conflicting information as residents struggled to prepare their homes for the approaching winter after the disarray from the evacuation order.In March 2019. the District says the removal of the stockpiles above the Old Fort was a precautionary measure needed to be taken at the recommendation of professional engineers with the work designed to be completed prior to the spring thaw by Deasan Holdings Ltd.July 2019, FSJ Council awards a slope stability study for the Old Hope Road and MLA Dan Davies wrote a letter to Mike Farnsworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General regarding the state of the Old Fort Slide and concern for the residents of the community.August 2019, in response to the letter Dan Davies sent to the government, the Province shared there was no long term plan to monitor Old Fort Landslide. Farnworth says landslide experts have provided information that shows it is “unlikely” for a dramatic slippage of the remaining hillside, but instead suggests that a slow-moving slide would occur, as experienced before.Following the response from the government, the PRRD Board requests data from the government to back up the Ministry’s claim on Old Fort Landslide. Once that data is provided, the Regional District says they have plans to have the data verified by applicable experts to consider whether evacuation alerts and orders may be removed from the Old Fort area. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It has been one year since the slope above the Old Fort slid, causing damage and uncertainty for property owners in the area and still, many questions remain unanswered.Residents woke on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at some point during that night, part of the Old Fort Hills shifted bringing part of the hill down and blocking the Old Fort Road.At the beginning of the slide and into October, residents were evacuated from the area, Peace River Regional District held meetings as to what to do during this state of emergency.
“The parties underscored the need to urgently resume the dialogue process as the only viable means of finding a peaceful solution to Libya’s political crisis and bringing a durable end to the military conflict that has brought much suffering to the Libyan people,” the Mission confirmed in a statement issued earlier today.UNSMIL noted that the parties had agreed to the UN proposal for the upcoming round of talks and were prepared to focus on addressing the formation of a government of national unity, including the discussion about the future prime minister and deputy prime ministers. Moreover, the Mission added, the stakeholders would also discuss security arrangements to pave the way for a comprehensive ceasefire, the phased withdrawal of all armed groups from towns and cities, measures for weapons and arms control, and adequate monitoring and implementation mechanisms as well as the completion of the constitution drafting process within clear timelines. “The Libyan people have paid a huge price and have suffered much over the past months,” continued the statement. “At this critical juncture in Libya’s transition and in view of a rapidly diminishing window of opportunity for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya, UNSMIL appeals to all parties to approach the next round of talks with a spirit of constructive engagement and strong sense of national responsibility.”The Mission also called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in order to create “a conducive environment for the talks” and urged all parties to “desist from engaging in reciprocal attacks that only serve to escalate tensions and contribute to further violence.”The planned meeting follows recent political and security developments, particularly the recent deadly terrorist bombings in the city of Al-Qubbah and the decision of the House of Representatives in Libya to suspend its participation in the political dialogue. The latest wave of violence has further rattled the war-weary nation, in conflict since the beginning of its civil war in 2011, which resulted in the ouster of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The attack in Al-Qubbah killed at least 45 people and injured scores of others when one bomber detonated his vehicle near a gas station on 20 February. The initial bombing was immediately followed by two car explosions near the home of Libya’s Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Government’s security headquarters.The Mission noted that all parties expressed their “unequivocal condemnation” of the terrorist attack and outrage at “the senseless loss of innocent lives.” In addition, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino León, who also heads up UNSMIL, stressed that “the most effective tool for countering the danger posed by terrorist groups” remained the enforcement of Libyan unity. As a result, he stressed the UN’s “unwavering commitment” to supporting the future national unity government against terrorism.
The weeks coming out of the All-Star break typically tell us a lot about the teams we still have lingering questions about. This season, some of those — like the Cleveland Cavaliers — saw so much change so recently that we won’t be able to answer those questions anytime soon. But for everyone else, we’ve seen enough games to know what to look out for over the remaining quarter (or so) of the regular season. Here’s a quick survey of the contenders as they come out of the All-Star break.Toronto RaptorsIt’s time to start talking ourselves into the Raptors, and this season that means talking ourselves into DeMar DeRozan. The standard palette of advanced statistics doesn’t do much to show how this year’s vintage of DeRozan differs from previous ones. His true shooting is about the same as it has been for a few seasons; his usage rate is the same as it’s ever been; his assists are up, but not dramatically so; and even his celebrated improvement from downtown has him shooting the 3-pointer about a percentage point worse than he did two seasons ago, albeit on twice as many attempts. Drill a little deeper, and his points created on drives and the pick-and-roll are steady compared to last season as well, according to Second Spectrum.But if you watch a few Raptors games, the difference slaps you in the head. Yes, he’s working with a bit more space now that he’s shooting more threes and hitting them at a baseline respectable rate. But it’s how DeRozan is handling the added defensive pressure, recognizing the double-team quickly and passing to shooters, that sets this season apart from his others. He is creating 100 points per 100 chances when he drives and kicks to a shooter, according to Second Spectrum. Last season that was 87 points per 100 chances. How different you imagine the Raptors’ chances are this season compared to the past more or less depends on how much you believe DeRozan’s game has grown. It’s a case where improvements picked up by the eye test are borne out by some of the more granular stats, but not in the aggregate. Sometimes that’s a signal to keep an eye out for big overall changes despite relatively few changes to the components; other times, it’s just noise.Minnesota TimberwolvesJimmy Butler played zero minutes in Sunday’s All-Star game, and he didn’t practice on Saturday. NBC Sports Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill reported that a person close to Butler said, “He’s OK, just tired.” This was meant to be encouraging, signaling that Butler isn’t injured. But for one of Tom Thibodeau’s players, it may be something more worrying.Butler is logging 37.3 minutes per game this season, and has averaged 39 minutes since missing four games to injury at the end of January. He covers the league’s third-most miles per game, and does so while creating the sixth-highest “load” — Second Spectrum’s adjusted metric for describing the physical stress of accelerating and decelerating. Butler’s usage and efficiency have held steady since December, when he began to take a larger role and play more to his previous All-NBA form. But if fatigue is enough of a concern to make the Wolves’ star sit out an exhibition game, then, as the season winds down, Butler’s fatigue should be as big a concern to the Timberwolves as the team’s leaden defense. A lot of things go into a solid NBA defense, but effort and energy are high up on the list. And if the Wolves’ best wing defender is low on either, it doesn’t bode well for the team fixing what isn’t working, or maintaining what is.Boston CelticsAfter a great start to the season, the Celtics are reeling. The team has lost nine of its last 15 games and is second in the East, two games back of Toronto. It’s the defense that’s sinking them. With Marcus Smart and Shane Larkin out the past few weeks, Boston’s D has looked downright average. The team’s defensive rating is 107.7 over those last 15 games and 108.7 in the 11 without Smart. Before that 15-game stretch, it had been 102.7. The Celtics still lead the league in defensive efficiency for the season, but the defense without Smart would tie it with the Lakers for 14th. An average defense won’t be enough for Boston, which is also average on the offensive end and has not improved since Smart went down.Houston RocketsEarly on in the season, as the Rockets were adapting to playing with Chris Paul and James Harden — two All-NBA-level guards — in the backcourt, it was popular to observe that the team was better when one was on the court and the other sat. The team was good with both, but exceptional with just one. It would eventually pay off to have one such configuration on the court at all times, the thinking went, even if the main lineup wasn’t as potent. But that’s no longer really the case.When Harden and Paul share the floor, the Rockets score 123.6 points per 100 possessions and give up 110.7, according to NBA WOWY. That difference of 12.9 points per 100 possessions splits the difference between the Harden-only lineups (+8.7 points per 100 possessions) and the Paul-only ones (+16.5). Just as important as how the lineups fall in relationship to each other is how they compare with the rest of the league. The Paul/Harden lineup would be the best in the league and is about in line with the Warriors’ lineups that feature Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant (+12.2). The Rockets may improve further down the stretch, but they’ve already established their star lineup as as asset all on its own, not simply a means to individually successful lineups for Harden and Paul.San Antonio SpursThe Spurs’ season has been held hostage to Kawhi Leonard’s mysterious, lingering quad ailment. On Wednesday, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said he would be surprised if Leonard returns this season. Leonard has played in a total of nine games this season, the last in mid-January. Still, the Spurs sit in third place in the West and stand a good chance of winning 50 games for the 19th consecutive season. But for that to happen, the team will need to settle in under 21-year-old point guard Dejounte Murray.Murray took over for Tony Parker as starter in late January, and the Spurs have lost seven of 12 games since the change. This is a problem because seven teams are within five games of the Spurs, including the 10th-seed Utah Jazz, who have been on fire since the return of Rudy Gobert. But while the Spurs have dropped some games, Murray has improved rapidly. Before breaking into the starting lineup, Murray was creating just 78 points per 100 chances as a pick-and-roll ballhandler, according to data from Second Spectrum. That’s one of the worst figures in the league for a player tasked with doing it with any frequency. Since taking over, Murray has created 102 points per 100 chances. It’s not as though Murray is suddenly attacking his man like Russell Westbrook does, but he’s moving the ball through the Spurs’ system well and manipulating defenders into positions to help teammates. If that form continues, the Spurs should be able to right the ship — or make it as right as it can be without Leonard.Golden State WarriorsOut to lunch. Back in June. Check out our latest NBA predictions.
Pupils and nuns on the steps of Croome Court in the 1950s It is promoted by the National Trust as one of its great houses, a triumph of restoration and the former home of aristocrats. But now lawyers acting for victims of child sexual abuse are asking the Trust to come clean about the dark history of Croome Court from when it was run as a boarding school by the Catholic Church.Visitors to the stately home in Worcestershire are told that the house, once lived in by the Earl of Coventry, has a varied history including the grounds being designed by Capability Brown. Although the Trust’s website says Croome Court was once used as a school, the descriptions are light-hearted, including that: “When the nuns weren’t looking, some of the boys used the dumb waiter as a lift to the ground floor with contraband biscuits.”It also goes on to recall that: “In 1962, during the school’s tenure, a section of the M5 motorway was constructed, slicing through the Croome estate. Four of the boys tried to escape from Croome on bicycles on the M5 and were brought back by the police.”However, according to lawyers at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the truth of this incident is deeply disturbing. The boys were trying to escape the beatings they endured from the nuns and the sexual assaults they received from teachers and priests at the school for boys with special needs, which was run by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Birmingham for 30 years. Now the lawyers are calling on the Trust to inform visitors of this dark period in Croome Court’s history. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. On Thursday, during the final day of evidence into the Birmingham archdiocese, QC Caoilfhionn Gallagher spoke of Croome Court’s “ugly history” and criticised the Trust’s depiction of “a very glowing background”. Ms Gallagher then asked that the inquiry, headed by Professor Alexis Jay, recommends that the National Trust together with the Archdiocese of Birmingham should work with survivors to acknowledge what happened at Croome Court.Among those whose story of abuse at Croome Court was told to the inquiry was victim D2 who was regularly beaten, including by one religious sister known as “the karate nun” because of the way she would kick children in the dining room. D2’s solicitor, John Wakefield, said: “The description of Croome Court’s schooldays on the Trust’s website really grates with my client. Its history is undoubtedly known to the National Trust, as what was endured by those pupils is now a matter of public record. They are ignoring it.”“While the National Trust is not responsible for the abuse, this gives the impression they are complicit with the archdiocese in covering it up because they think it will cause reputational damage. Protecting reputations has been a common theme at the inquiry.”After centuries of aristrocratic owners, Croome Court, then vacant, was sold in 1948 by the Croome Estate Trustees to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It became a boarding school for 140 boys aged 7-11, eventually closing in 1979.Some of the survivors of the Croome Court abuse took decades to speak out about what they experiences and one attempted suicide, the inquiry heard. According to John Wakefield, D2 wrote to the then Archbishop of Birmingham, Vincent Nichols – now the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster who gave evidence to the inquiry on Thursday – in 2005 asking for an apology but received no reply. His psychologist wrote to the Archdiocese of Birmingham in 2015, again asking for an apology but also received no reply.Last night the National Trust which has received Heritage Lottery Fund grants to create an oral history of Croome Court said: “We already (and have for many years) worked with ex-pupils at Croome and will continue to do so in the future. We are unaware of any recommendation.”The National Trust has not played any part in this hearing as it deals with matters prior to our involvement with Croome”.When asked if it would change the material about the school on its website, the Trust’s spokeswoman said she did not know.
Omnicomm, a leading developer and manufacturer of fuel consumption monitoring equipment and telematics solutions for various fleet management needs, has released a mobile application for its cloud service Omnicomm Online. The application runs on iOS and Android platforms, and is now available on App Store and Google Play.The company says that “following the intention to provide customers with more convenient and practical service for vehicle monitoring Omnicomm decided to develop mobile applications for Omnicomm Online cloud service. It allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely, track the movement of vehicles, as well as generate reports on preset number of parameters. For convenience of mobile usage, the reports of the new application included the ones that are most popular among Omnicomm Online clients:”Reports on the location of transport allow users to display information both concerning one vehicle and handle multicast requests, determining the location of several vehicles or the entire fleet at the same time.Like in the web version Omnicomm Online, in reports on the movement of a vehicle over a given time period, the track shows the events that occur on the way of the vehicle: refills, drains, stops, etc.The report on the volume of fuel displays graphs on fuel consumption of vehicles, as well as the periods of running engine (on / off).The report on refills and drains provides information on the changes in the level of fuel in vehicles, highlighting drains with red colour.The statistics report provides general data on the distance covered, the amount of fuel consumed, average speed and other parameters.“When developing the mobile application, we paid special attention to the difference in the use of tablets and smartphones. In fact, we have released a separate mobile application for each of them. We also paid a thorough attention to visualisation of the interface in portrait and landscape modes, which ultimately resulted in the development of eight individual interface representations. All this will allow our customers to use our services with convenience”, – Maxim Pavlukhin, Omnicomm Deputy Executive Director, commented.In addition, users have the opportunity to receive notifications, the algorithms for which they previously set up in the web version Omnicomm Online. Thus, they can always be aware of the events taking place with their fleet.“The release of Omnicomm Online mobile applications is another step on the way for more convenient use of Omnicomm products. With Omnicomm Online mobile application our customers have the opportunity to obtain information on their vehicles from anywhere in the world where there is mobile network. It makes our service not only reliable, but also really easy and convenient to use”, – Omnicomm Deputy Director General Stanislav Emelyanov said.
If you’re not familiar with Capy Games (aka Capybara Games) then your gaming life isn’t everything that it can be. These guys worked on iOS sensation Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, DS great Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Sound Shapes, which is still one of the main reasons to get a Vita. Their next game, which was announced at E3 2013 this week is Below.During the Microsoft E3 keynote on Monday Below was briefly mentioned, but the quality wasn’t great and the game didn’t really stand out. In fact, this is all our reporter caught about it:New game, Below, top-down perspective of actioning and puzzling it seems. Very, very zoomed out. Difficult to tell what is going on. Color us intrigued! And intrigued we are, especially after having seen this trailer…It turns out that Below is going to be a modern day rogue-like published by Microsoft for the Xbox One. It’s an atmospheric adventure game with skill-based combat. And, in the vein of SB:S&SEP, there will be nothing in the way of hints, dialogue, or text. Past that, it’s looking like the game will be an Xbox One exclusive (at least initially) and it’s going to be difficult. Below has been described by its creators as being “brutal” but fair.We don’t know too much else, but it’s been confirmed that the excellent Jim Guthrie, is back for the music, which is very good news. (If you haven’t picked up the Sword & Sworcery LP you are very much missing out.)
Teri Giangreco didn’t know the signs of ovarian cancer until she was sitting in her new gynecologic oncologist’s office discussing her stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosis.A poster on the wall listed the four warning signs: bloating, feeling of fullness, pelvic pain and frequent need to urinate.“We can justify them to be anything,” Giangreco said.That’s what she had done.Giangreco, 70, started noticing some mild stomach issues in November — an upset stomach one day, constipation another. Nothing she gave much thought. By December, the problems became more frequent, but she shrugged them off. She hadn’t been eating the healthiest. That must be causing the problems, she reasoned.But by January, the discomfort was more regular. One Tuesday evening, Giangreco was so bloated she couldn’t get her pants to fasten. By that Saturday, the pain had become unbearable.Her husband took her to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and referred to Dr. Gina Westhoff, a gynecologic oncologist at Legacy Medical Group in Salmon Creek. A few days later, on Jan. 31, she was sitting in the office looking at the poster outlining the signs for ovarian cancer.After her diagnosis, Giangreco told every woman she knew about the warning signs. Last week, she spent a couple of hours at lunchtime stopping women as they walked through Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and educating them about the symptoms. She shared her story and passed out bookmarks with the warning signs.
WASHOUGAL — Rachel Grice said she suspects she didn’t hear the runaway dump truck hurtling down a hillside past her house last week because its brakes weren’t working. She did, however, hear the emergency vehicles responding to its crash.Grice, who lives with her family outside of Washougal, said she can hear dump trucks shift gears each morning around 6:45 a.m. as they begin their work days hauling gravel from a nearby mine. She said she can hear the trucks brake loudly as they make their way down the hill carrying their loads.“It’s a high-pitch screech all the way down,” she said. “I was surprised that I never heard any screeching or honking, ’cause normally we hear all the trucks’ brakes going down.”The truck, unable to stop, sped down the hill at more than 60 mph and crashed into a rail line owned by BNSF Railway last Thursday. It was later reported that the truck’s brakes had failed.Ever since activity ramped up late last year at the Zimmerly gravel pit, located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, neighbors have complained about the increase in noise and truck traffic. Now, residents and conservation group Friends of the Columbia Gorge say truck traffic has increased as a final decision on the mining’s legality is expected in coming weeks. click to enlarge
Clark County Public Health again has closed the swim beach at Vancouver Lake Regional Park after water testing revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins.Laboratory analysis of water samples taken Monday found cyanotoxins above the state Department of Health’s threshold levels.Closure signs have or will be posted at the swim beach and other public access points to the lake. Public Health advises against all water contact, including wading, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing.Blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are currently present at the swim beach, Burnt Bridge Creek inlet and flushing channel.Blue-green algae can pose a significant health risk if cyanotoxins are ingested, inhaled or come into contact with skin. Inhaled toxins can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Skin contact can lead to itching, rashes and blisters.If water with cyanotoxins is accidentally swallowed, the bacteria can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, numbness of the lips, tingling in fingers and toes, and dizziness. The toxins can be fatal to pets that drink the water.Public Health has been monitoring cyanobacteria blooms at Vancouver Lake since June 12 and will continue to monitor the lake throughout the summer.As long as blooms are present, Public Health will take weekly water samples to test toxin levels. Signs will be updated as conditions change.Vancouver Lake Regional Park remains open. Water in restrooms and shelters is not affected and remains safe to drink.Information about blue-green algae and current advisories are posted on the Public Health public beaches webpage.Algae blooms in other water bodies can be reported online at www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/report-health-concern.
Sean Dyche insisted that he doesn’t want to spend a lot in the upcoming summer transfer window despite his side have been doing really well and is likely to make it to the Europa League for the next season.The talented British coach claimed that he has to think about future – not just about the next six months, but about the next couple of years and he can’t spend all the money that he will be given just for a couple of high-profile players.Dyche spoke about his plans for the transfer window as he said, according to Independent:It’s hard for us to buy ‘the one’ who can walk straight into our team.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We have to look at a high level of development player – not necessarily someone for £100,000 to turn into a world beater – but the kind of market for us is a few million quid.”“We can’t jump to £25million for people, five times over, we’ve got to look not just for the next six months but the six months after that, 18 months, 24 months, and that is tough.”“But you have to keep looking and future proofing, getting the players in we think we can mould for the future.”
17th Annual Beer and Sake Festival on the USS Midway KUSI Newsroom June 13, 2019 Posted: June 13, 2019 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) – The the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host 17th Annual Beer & Sake Festival is happening Thursday, June 13 on the USS Midway.This event is said to be the largest sake tasting event open to the public in Southern California, and includes tasting from more than 40 beer, sake and restaurant vendors.The festival hosts 1,000 San Diegans and visitors each year to enjoy tuna cutting demonstrations (and fresh sashimi), samplings of beer, sake and local Japanese cuisine, dynamic Japanese drumming performances and musical entertainment from DJ Oggy.Festival proceeds benefit the Japan Society‘s educational programs including language competitions, internships and educational and sports exchanges that connect the people of Japan and the San Diego/Tijuana region. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The Recipe.com brand also includes a quarterly magazine with initial distribution of 350,000 and cover price of $5.99; a mobile web feature offering recipe and meal-planning content; branded television segments on Meredith’s daily syndicated program “Better;” and quarterly onsert promotions featuring custom content and coupons polybagged with Meredith’s monthly magazines. Marketing content partners at launch include Betty Crocker, Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm. Focusing on Core Strengths?The acquisition of EatingWell and the launch of Recipes.com will enhance Meredith’s top advertising category, according to Meredith chairman and CEO Steve Lacy. While Meredith National Media Group endured the recession fairly well, it has shown some softness recently, with advertising revenue falling 11 percent and ad pages dropping 13 percent in the third fiscal quarter. Revenue fell 4 percent and pages dropped 8 percent (average net per page grew in the mid-single digits on a percentage basis) in the first nine months of the fiscal year, while circulation revenue fell 7 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Earlier this month, Meredith folded ReadyMade Magazine, eliminating approximately 75 positions worldwide. According to MagazineRadar, Meredith posted the largest drop in ad pages among six major publishers in the first three months of 2011. Meredith Corp. has purchased multichannel brand EatingWell Media Group. As part of the acquisition, Meredith takes over 350,000 bi-monthly EatingWell Magazine (with plans to bump circulation to 500,000 next year); EatingWell.com; a content licensing and custom marketing group serving more than 75 clients including consumer portals, healthcare, food and supermarket retail partners; a Health-in-a-Hurry mobile recipe app; and a series of food and nutrition related cookbooks. More than 60 percent of EatingWell’s overall revenue comes from digital sources, licensing and custom content. Meredith says it plans to substantially enhance the EatingWell website with the Meredith Women’s Network, which reaches 25 million unique monthly visitors. EatingWell CEO Thomas Witschi joins Meredith National Media Group as EVP and president. Meanwhile, Meredith is also launching Recipe.com, which includes a site with more than 20,000 recipes and in-store and manufacturer coupons, videos and an online shopping list and recipe box that lets users see local store savings on specific recipes.
It was supposed to be the biggest mismatch of the World Cup, the weakest team in the tournament against the strongest side. But India vs Afghanistan turned out to be anything but. A day after the World Cup witnessed its biggest upset, an even bigger one looked on the cards.On a pitch assisting spinners, the Afghan bowling attack came into its own and the troika of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman tied up the Indian batsmen in a web of spin and caused the Indian batting to stagnate. How tough it was to get the ball away can be gauged by the fact that in the last ten overs, Rashid was bowling near maidens to batsmen like MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav.But most people would have backed India to still win this match on the back of their highly capable bowling attack and two wonderful spinners. But Afghanistan showed an indomitable spirit and combined it with intelligence to approach the target in a systematic manner. They identified the biggest threats in the Indian bowling line-up. They showed a lot of respect to Bumrah and Kuldeep and never took any unnecessary risks.But then Virat Kohli brought Bumrah back into the attack and in his mid-innings spell, dismissed the two well set batsmen, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi, in the 29th over. The match now looked to be in India’s kitty. But the fight was left in the Afghan side and their veteran Mohammad Nabi remained as cool as MS Dhoni normally is. He had two important partnerships, first with Najibullah Zadran and the second with Rashid Khan.Even after the wicket of Rashid, Nabi remained defiant and determined to take the game right till the end. And he succeeded. It was again the brilliance of Bumrah which kept India ahead in the game. The pinpoint accuracy displayed by the bowler from Gujarat under pressure was incredible. He conceded one six in the 47th over but the penultimate over of the innings was a majestic display of death overs bowling where not a single delivery missed the mark of a perfect yorker. The result was Afghanistan needing 16 from the last over. Nabi made it extremely nervous for the Indians by hitting the first ball of the final over for a four, but then with his wicket, the challenge ended and with no option left for Afghans to go for big slogs, Shami got a cheap World Cup hattrick. Twitter reacted in this way:#INDvAFG Indians to Shami after 3rd ball of last over ?#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/V4UVTUId0N— Ankit Singh (@Thakur_Ankit_) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFG Indian bowlers today: pic.twitter.com/HziPJFzkbp— Akarsh Mishra (@AkarshM02253904) June 22, 2019TwitterKohli: who will bowl last over in tremendous pressure? #INDvAFGSami: pic.twitter.com/3lCpBH9FGP— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) June 22, 2019Twitter@imVkohli’s post match presser in a nutshell. #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/TgJ2PX8c5r— Nilay Sharan (@nilay_sharan) June 22, 2019TwitterEven Afghanistan played better than usThis is for Pakistani team!#INDvAFG #AFGvIND pic.twitter.com/euZjChqalj— Faisal (@FaisalViewss) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFG Love you guys… Well Played Pathans !!! Take a bow pic.twitter.com/AOAIOoJsG9— Vishal Shah (@shahvishu79) June 22, 2019Twitter#INDvAFGWell done Afghanistan, for a wonderful game! pic.twitter.com/LFIHDYVaYK— Manali (@manalitweetz) June 22, 2019TwitterHow Shami stops Afghanistan to win this match#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/VktjEnW4rN— Meme Central ➐ (@Thundergod13) June 22, 2019Twitter
Prothom Alo IllustrationAt least six people were gunned down and four others injured in a deadly gunfight between two factions of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), a Chattogram Hill Tracts-based political party, in Swanirbhar of Khagrachhari sadar upazila on Saturday morning.Sadar police station officer-in-charge Shahadat Hossain said the gun battle between members of UPDF and its breakaway faction, UPDF (Democratic), broke out for establishing control in the area around 8:00am, leaving the six people dead.Three of the deceased are Tapan Chakma, district unit president of UPDF-backed Pahari Chhatra Parishad, another leader Elton Chakma, and Ganatrantrik Jubo Forum leader Palash Chakma, also backed by the Prasit Khisha-led UPDF, reports UNB.Three of the injured were referred to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) from Sadar Hospital for better treatment.Meanwhile, additional police and army personnel were deployed in the area amid growing tensions there, the OC added.On 3 May, advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, chairman of Naniarchar upazila parishad and a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction), was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Rangamati.On the following day, five people were killed and eight others injured in a gun attack on a motorcade of the followers of Shaktiman Chakma in Betchhari of the upazila while they were going to attend the funeral programme of Shaktiman.
Erica Morales of Phoenix is among the thousands of women who die each year during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth from pregnancy-related complications. (Courtesy photo)The nation mourned the loss of Erica Morales, a Phoenix woman who died just moments after delivering quadruplets earlier this year. Morales, who had undergone fertility treatment in order to conceive, began to experience signs of preeclampsia, a condition that causes blood pressure to rise, 31 weeks into her pregnancy. While the actual cause of death is still under investigation, Morales’ blood pressure was documented as 190/90 and she posted a message on social media explaining her doctor’s concern about a potential stroke. Following her death, several research bodies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, began efforts to reassert the connection between high blood pressure and other chronic conditions and maternal deaths.High rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and inadequate prenatal care cause death from childbirth more often for African-Americans in the United States than for Whites and other ethnic groups. Worsening this trend are the increasing numbers of Cesarean sections that result in deadly complications for overweight women or those suffering from hypertension or other ailments.Nationally, Blacks have a four times greater risk of pregnancy-related death than Whites – a rate of 36.1 per 100,000 live births compared with 9.6 for whites and 8.5 for Hispanics, according to the CDC report.Caryl Mussenden, a Lanham, Md.-based obstetrician and gynecologist said that the overall health of Black women before pregnancy plays a vital role in maternal mortality rates. “Health conditions that are not being managed well before pregnancy often become chronic diseases during pregnancy, especially obesity, which increases rates of diabetes and high blood pressure,” Mussenden said. “Something like uncontrolled hypertension becomes particularly problematic because it can easily develop into preeclampsia, edema and swelling, all of which compromise the body’s organs, especially the kidneys.”A recent California study supports Mussenden’s observations, finding that of 386 women who died in the state during childbirth in 2002 and 2003 in cases of Black maternal deaths, the women were more likely to have been overweight or obese and to have risk factors identified in the prenatal period, including hypertension. High rates of obesity or excessive gestational weight gain were contributing factors in one of four deaths.Further, cardiomyopathy, or heart disease, was assessed as the leading cause of pregnancy-related death for African-American women and accounts for 36 percent of deaths in that group. Another 65 had undergone emergency C-sections in order to save the life of the mother or child and died from related complications. In most cases, the study concluded, maternal mortality was preventable.Southeast resident Steve Shorter’s girlfriend, N’Zinga Bridgeman suffered a stroke shortly after giving birth to their son, Trey, after trying unsuccessfully to manage her hypertension. Shorter said she endured debilitating headaches during the last three months of her pregnancy and was induced nearly five weeks prematurely.“The pregnancy was rough on her because she couldn’t get her pressure right,” Shorter said. “She kept saying she was craving certain foods, but it was like everything she ate gave her headaches – lots of take out and stuff. Then her feet and legs began swelling and then her fingers and face.”Bridgeman’s poor health and 270 pound girth (50 of which she gained during the pregnancy) made the pregnancy dangerous and a C-section necessary. Shorter believes had Bridgeman’s weight and hypertension been managed before the pregnancy, the stroke would not have occurred. Bridgeman and their son now reside in South Carolina with her parents.Mussenden said that the old adage, you are what you eat was most apropos for Black women – even before conception begins. Obesity among Black women may not only be a major risk factor in maternal mortality, but also a juggernaut for reproducing obesity-related conditions in unborn children.“If we eat sugar, we gain weight and get fat. In pregnant women, the sugar not only impacts the mother’s glucose levels and contributes to weight gain, but also causes rapid overgrowth of tissue in the baby, who develops conditions like heart defects and clef pallets,” Mussenden said. “Out of control sugar habits can also cause these big babies – fat babies that are at increased risk of fetal distress and contribute to the rapid rise in deliveries by C-section.”Similarly, with high blood pressure the fetus is not getting enough blood supply through the placenta and does not grow enough, according to Mussenden.“It’s like starving a baby or putting the embryo on a diet so they are born weighing only 5 or 6 pounds. If the nutrition is compromised, the babies are forced to be delivered early because they begin to show signs of fetal distress,” she said.Dr. Kerry M. Lewis, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University’s College of Medicine and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, said, “I deal with a gamut of high-risk problems, but complications from obesity are an underlying problem in all of them. Even young patients when they come in for prenatal visits have very elevated rates of high blood pressure. It really starts with obesity, so when they become pregnant, it places them at a higher risk for infections and other complications,” Lewis said.As pregnancy-related mortality rates in some states begin to rival those in under-developed nations, researchers have begun to insist solutions focus on access to proper health care information and resources, rather than on technological advances. Said Michael Lu, an associate professor of obstetrics and genecology and public health at UCLA, the U.S. spends more money on health care for mothers and babies than any other country in the world, but without the associated health outcomes.“If you look at mortality as an indicator of community health, we’re doing pretty poorly.We’re not producing maternal and child health to the extent that we need to and it is not a problem of technology. It’s a systems problem. It’s an access problem,” Lu said.Under Affordable Care Act addendums, beginning in 2014, all maternity care will be covered by new individual, small business, and government exchange plans. “This will provide an extraordinary opportunity to improve women’s health not only during pregnancy but before, between, and beyond pregnancy, and across the life course,” said Lu.
Louisville jumped on the Demon Deacons early on Friday, scoring four times in the first two innings. Danny Oriente hammered a double that short-hopped the left-centerfield wall to plate a pair of runs in the first and Tyler Fitzgerald tucked a ball inside the first base bag for a two-run triple in the second. Louisville (21-6, 8-3 ACC) won 6-1 in the opener behind another strong performance from Reid Detmers, and followed it up with a 10-7 come-from-behind victory in the nightcap. ACC Network Extra LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 10th-ranked Louisville baseball team swept a doubleheader and clinched the weekend series on Friday against Wake Forest at Jim Patterson Stadium. PDF Box Score (Game One) Like in game one, all nine starters reached base in the second game with seven coming around to score at least one run. The second game of Friday’s doubleheader started in reverse fashion, with Wake Forest scoring the first four runs of the game. The Demon Deacons plated four on five hits in the third inning to put UofL in a hole. The Cardinals kept chipping away at the deficit, with Jared Poland making it a one-run game with a run-scoring single in the sixth. Louisville finally busted through for good in the seventh, taking control with a five-run frame. The Cardinals have swept each of their three doubleheaders this season and have now won 18 of 23 ACC series played at home since joining the conference in 2015. Photo Gallery (Game One) Video: Reid Detmers Postgame Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Preview Video Highlights (Game One) Logan Wyatt helped cut the deficit in half in the fourth, doubling home Jake Snider in the fourth and later scoring on a passed ball. After a Wake Forest solo homer pushed the lead to three, Lavey launched his first long ball of the season in the fifth to make it a two-run game again. Video: Logan Wyatt Postgame Video Highlights (Game Two) Fitzgerald pushed the Cardinals into the lead for the first time with a bases loaded double that scored two. Snider added a run with a groundout and Oriente brought another home with a perfectly executed squeeze bunt. Wyatt then added the final blow of the inning with his second home run of the season. Video: Justin Lavey Postgame Detmers (5-1) finished with just one run allowed in 7.1 innings, striking out 10 without a walk. All nine Louisville starters registered at least one hit or walk in the win. Next Game: Wake Forest 3/31/2019 | 1:00 PM Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Louisville held on from there, getting a strong effort from Jack Perkins out of the bullpen for the first win of his career. The freshman allowed just one run in 2.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts. Michael Kirian tallied his first career save after recording the final four outs. Photo Gallery (Game Two) Live Stats PDF Box Score (Game Two) The four-run cushion would be more than enough for Detmers, who tallied his fifth double digit strikeout effort in seven starts this season. The sophomore retired the first 10 batters he faced on Friday, before running into the only trouble he faced all day.Wake Forest (15-13, 5-6) collected three straight hits to score their only run of the game in the fourth, but Detmers buckled down to retire 11 of the next 12 batters he faced. He exited after a pair of hits in the eighth, but Michael McAvene quickly cleaned it up getting a double play on his second pitch out of the bullpen. The Cardinals added two more runs on singles from Henry Davis and Justin Lavey as insurance in the bottom half of the eighth before McAvene finished things off for his second save of the year. Story Links Louisville and Wake Forest are scheduled to wrap up the series on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET at Jim Patterson Stadium, with Sunday available should weather be a factor on Saturday. Print Friendly Version
Facebook has scrapped plans to unveil a smart speaker with video chat capabilities at its f8 developer conference in early May, according to a Bloomberg report. The change of plans comes in light of the recent privacy backlash, which reportedly also prompted the company to revisit some privacy safeguards for the project.Facebook had reportedly been working on a smart speaker that doubles as a video chat device, similar to Amazon’s Echo Show, for some time. The company has yet to publicly acknowledge its plans for such a project, but was set to unveil it at its f8 event on May 1 before making it commercially available towards the end of the year, according to Bloomberg.The device is likely going to mimic some of the functionality of existing smart speakers, which monitor their environment for so-called hot-words like “Okay Google” or “Alexa.” Upon hearing it, they kick into high gear and transmit audio to the cloud to answer questions, deliver personalized news, music and more. In addition to this fairly standard set of features, Facebook’s device reportedly also makes use of facial recognition to easily let users initiate video calls with their contacts. However, the outfall over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal would likely not have provided the best context for the introduction of a device capable of voice and video recognition.In fact, the company is now rethinking how to handle some of the data gathered by the device, The Information reported Wednesday. Instead of uploading facial recognition data to the cloud, it might process it locally on the device itself — an approach that mirrors the way Apple uses biometric data to unlock the iPhone X.Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Popular on Variety ×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
BALURGHAT: South Dinajpur Trinamool Congress president Arpita Ghosh expelled three party leaders on Tuesday. Prasanta Mitra, Chiranjit Mitra and Ratan Ghosh were removed after receiving several charges like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities.Ghosh announced the message of their removal at a press conference in Balurghat Municipality’s seminar hall Subarnatat. “Trinamool Congress-led Gangarampur Municipality chairman Prasanta Mitra, assistant public prosecutor of Gangarampur court Chiranjit Mitra and Trinamool trade union leader Ratan Ghosh are being expelled from the party as there were serious objections like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities being brought against them. Soon, the party will announce the name of the new chairman of Gangarampur Municipality instead of him, as we have majority there. We have also decided to call a no-confidence motion against Prasanta,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that Prasanta and Chiranjit are brothers of Biplab Mitra, former district Trinamool president, who joined BJP on Monday. Announcing the stern message of their removal and stating that the party has majority in Trinamool-led South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad and Buniadpur Municipality, Ghosh said: “We still have majority in South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad, even when a group of elected members have announced to join BJP, along with one of our veteran leaders (without naming Biplab Mitra). The members said they were misguided by him and expressed their wish to come with us. Therefore, BJP’s dream of capturing the Zilla Parishad and two municipalities of Gangarampur and Buniadpur will not be fulfilled.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”If anyone is thinking of leaving our party, he/she may leave but the elected members, either from Zilla Parishad or Municipality, have some limitations as they were elected on our party ticket. We will also recommend cancelling their memberships through official procedure shortly,” she said. Ghosh also announced popular Trinamool leader Majiruddin Mondal’s name as new district INTTUC (Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress) president, as the post had been lying vacant since long.
By Maria SavvaAfter being forced to close due to financial difficulties, ‘Anemoni’ the Centre for Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Children in Ayios Dhometios in Nicosia will be reopening in September.The charity was able to secure state support as well as help and support from donors, said Commissioner of Volunteerism Yiannis Yiannaki.Anemoni had suspended its operation after it became impossible to cope with the economic difficulties it faced. The announcement prompted an immediate mobilisation, which succeeded in raising enough money to get the centre running again.“Prior to closing, Anemoni had an operational expense of about €250,000 a year which will now be around €150,000 a year.After the council’s actions we have managed to find the appropriate means of help and support from donors and the centre will be operational in September. The centre will be working closely with relevant government officials to make sure that it is receiving all the contributions it deserves,” he added.Anemoni’s objective is to provide proper care, support, and treatment to children with special needs. It serves as a day care centre, which accommodates children with disabilities from two to fourteen years old. The disabilities vary from light to severe mobility problems, loss of hearing or vision, and learning disabilities.Yannaki said the centre was helping around 10 children. “Volunteering is very important in our country, and I believe that with good coordination and cooperation from the state and its ministries ‘Anemoni’ is on a good path to reopen,” he said.Volunteer Neophytos Neophytou said steps were also being taken to see if there was interest on a long- term basis to provide help to children with special needs. “We have had very positive indications and response from various sectors, individuals and organisations willing to help,” he said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Elias HazouTHE NOMINATION to the board of Hellenic Bank of a former civil servant with ties to the ruling party continued to top the political news cycle yesterday.The row concerns the appointment to the board of Hellenic of Irena Georgiades, ex-public sector reform commissioner and formerly an adviser to the current finance minister.Pending at the bank is the selection of the board chairperson, at an extraordinary session of the annual general meeting (AGM), with Georgiades strongly tipped for the job.The new board still has to be approved by the Central Bank.Hellenic’s shareholders last week approved the appointment of a new board at their AGM; no elections were needed since the number of candidates was equal to the number of positions on the board.News reports suggested that the three major institutional investors – online gaming company Wargaming.net, New York-based hedge fund Third Point and local investment company Demetra – as well as the church of Cyprus gave their nod of approval.It’s said that Georgiades was the choice of Wargaming, which some media outlets are reporting as being linked to the finance minister.Beyond that, questions were still being asked yesterday of Georgiades’ salary at the bank, although allegations about a tripling of the new chairman’s wages have apparently been shown to be inaccurate.From the outset ruling DISY sought to distance itself from the affair, arguing it had no involvement whatsoever in the selection of the bank’s board, which it said was a private matter.And in a move that raised eyebrows, DISY also criticised Georgiades’ appointment, on two counts: her reported salary, which the party said was “provocative” under the circumstances; and the fact that Georgiades being a “political personality” raised ethical questions.It’s been suggested that DISY is seeking to wash its hands of any association with the appointment; another theory has it that the ruling party is unhappy with the fact that powerbrokers inside the government did not consult it.Meanwhile the political opposition has used Georgiades’ appointment as ammunition in accusing the government of directly meddling in banking affairs.AKEL MP Irene Charalambidou has addressed a question to the finance minister, asking whether Georgiades’ appointment is in breach of revolving doors legislation.Under a 2007 law, state officials and certain public servants are prohibited from working in the private sector for a period of two years after they have left the civil service.As a former adviser to the finance minister, Georgiades may have had access to inside or confidential information pertaining to financial institutions, such as Hellenic Bank’s competitors, Charalambidou said.Experience shows the law is rarely if ever enforced, one example being Makis Keravnos, current CEO at Hellenic, who moved to the bank just days after finishing a stint as finance minister in 2005.Amid all this, noises were still being made about Georgiades’ earnings if and when she is confirmed as chairperson of Hellenic.Speaking to the state broadcaster yesterday, the bank’s former chairman Andreas Panayiotou said his own salary came to €53,000.Panayiotou said his salary had remained unchanged since 2007, pointing out that any changes to directors’ remuneration must be sanctioned by the bank’s AGM.His comments countered claims that his successor’s salary has been bumped up to €150,000 as widely reported and repeated.This was borne out by transcripts of the last AGM, which recommends keeping the remuneration of board directors the same as when they were last revised in 2007.Thus as it stands the chairman of the board continues to make €55,359 basic salary, the vice-chairman €25,629 and the other members €10,252.Meanwhile daily Haravghi reports that a group of Hellenic shareholders are considering legal action to thwart Georgiades’ appointment to the board.According to the paper, lawyers representing shareholders have written to the banking regulator arguing that Georgiades – a chartered accountant – lacks the experience and qualifications for the job. The shareholders warn the Central Bank that should it approve Georgiades’ appointment, they will hold it responsible for deficient regulation and will sue the Central Bank in court.Georgiades was formerly an aide to her namesake Harris Georgiades when he was MP with DISY; she was subsequently employed as his adviser when he became finance minister last year, and in April of this year she was appointed by the president as public sector reform commissioner, a position she resigned last week.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoJob Posting Sites I Search AdsThese Job Opportunities Might Surprise You. 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