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Shoppers take to their phones for Cyber Monday deals

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Weeks of deals didn’t stop people from heading online to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving.Cyber Monday is on track to becoming the biggest U.S. online shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. By 10 a.m. Eastern time, $840 million had been spent online, up nearly 17 per cent from a year ago, Adobe said. And more people are picking up their phones to shop: Web traffic from mobile devices, including tablets, is expected to top desktop computers for the first time this year, Adobe said.When Frank Yanover browsed Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals through his phone, he wasn’t looking for anything in particular. But he spent $300 on a Vitamix blender that he had eyed before, which he said was a $200 discount.“I never bought it because it was so expensive,” said Yanover, who is retired and lives in Hollywood, Florida.Over the holiday weekend, he bought an iPad from Best Buy through his phone and then picked it up at a store. And using his voice-activated Echo, he bought Amazon’s $30 Echo Dot for his bedroom, which was $20 off.Others seem to be doing the same. The Echo Dot was the top-selling electronic item on Amazon, followed by the Fire TV. Board games, Fingerlings and Legos were bestsellers in Amazon’s toy section.Over at eBay, one $745 Apple MacBook Air was sold every five seconds, the company said. And J.C. Penney said its top-selling items on its website were towels, $25 diamond stud earrings and a Liz Claiborne bag that has a built-in phone charger.Target and Toys R Us offered 15 per cent off most items. Walmart.com tripled the amount of items available on its site from last year. But Amazon is expected to be the big winner over the holiday season, with Bain & Co. expecting the online retailer to capture 50 per cent of all online sales growth this year.The shift to online shopping has been noticeable even before Cyber Monday. At a Toys R Us in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, the parking lot was about half full. Melissa Wetzel, who said she would also do some shopping online, said her Black Friday in-store shopping had been relaxing since she didn’t have to fight the crowds.“It’s been pretty easy,” she said. “I guess most are shopping online.”__Associated Press writer John Seewer in Toledo, Ohio, contributed to this report.last_img read more

Plains Midstream fined after guilty plea in Alberta spills

RED DEER, Alta. — A pipeline company has been fined after pleading guilty in two spills that sent a total of nearly five million litres of oil into Alberta rivers and wetlands.Plains Midstream Canada faced three environmental charges in a courtroom in Red Deer, Alta., on Tuesday and was ordered to pay a total of $1.3-million for the spills, one of which was the second largest in Alberta history.Greenpeace spokesman Mike Hudema said the figure represents about five hours worth of profit for Plains All American, the company that owns Plains Midstream, which has about 1,250 employees in Canada.“A $1.3-million fine for Plains Midstream is hardly a signal to the company or Alberta’s problem-plagued pipeline industry that they need to start solving their ongoing spill issues,” he said.According to an agreed statement of facts, a poorly welded and highly stressed section of the 48-year-old Rainbow pipeline cracked on April 28, 2011. About 4.5 million litres of oil leaked into low-lying marshlands near the northern Alberta community of Little Buffalo.Only the lucky location of a beaver dam prevented the oil from flowing beyond the low-lying spot where the leak occurred.“A beaver dam was present that stopped the vast majority (and probably all) of the oil from escaping,” said the statement. The beaver did not survive.The statement describes the damage as significant, although small in area. A chemist with the Alberta Energy Regulator reported that the cleanup had been successful, and that frogs and insects had returned to the site by the following year.Although school in Little Buffalo was cancelled for several days over odour concerns, “no information exists to show if anyone in the area was at risk of any harm or suffered any health effects,” the statement says.“The Rainbow release appears to have resulted in relatively little effect to humans due to the remoteness of the release point.” The pipeline was shut down for 122 days before it was allowed to reopen.The board then responsible for overseeing Alberta pipelines cited the company for not properly digging the pipeline, for inadequate operating and maintenance and for inadequate leak detection and response.Plains Midstream was ordered to assess all of its other pipelines of the same type.The company also pleaded guilty to a June 2012 spill into the Red Deer River near the community of Sundre in central Alberta. Under the pressure of water flows more than 10 times normal, a length of the 48-year-old Rangeland pipeline running underneath the river failed. Several Sundre residents went to hospital with respiratory complaints. People with homes along that stretch of river had to leave. Five members of one family were taken to hospital and others were not able to return to their homes for weeks.Gleniffer Lake, a downstream reservoir popular with anglers and boaters, was closed for three weeks at the height of summer. Drinking water in the area was also affected.A report by Alberta’s energy watchdog released earlier this year was critical of the company’s actions.The regulator concluded Plains Midstream didn’t inspect its pipeline often enough and didn’t pay enough attention to government warnings. It also said the company failed to enact adequate mitigation measures once the leak occurred and communicated poorly with hundreds of people affected by the spill.Although dead fish and wildlife were found in the area, the agreed statement of facts says “no cause of the death of such wildlife was conclusively determined.”Alberta Environment reports in the statement that the company’s cleanup of the Rangeland leak was “exemplary.” The section of pipe that failed has since been abandoned. read more

Monks support opposition to collect funds for Lalith Anusha

They were accused of misappropriating Rs. 620 million of Government funds to distribute ‘sil redi’, cloth used by Buddhist devotees, to voters during the 2015 Presidential elections. (Colombo Gazette) Weeratunga and Pelpita were found guilty in the ‘sil redi’ case and were sentenced to three years in jail by the Colombo High Court recently, and were ordered to pay Rs. 2 million each as a fine and Rs. 50 million each as compensation. Buddhist monks today supported a joint opposition campaign to collect funds for Lalith Weeratunga, secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Telecom Regulatory Commission Chairman Anusha Pelpita, to pay their court fines.The monks walked along the streets in Colombo and collected funds from the public.

UN human rights chief dismayed as India recriminalizes samesex relationships

In a decision announced yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld a colonial-era law, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which provides for the punishment of those found guilty of “unnatural offences.” “Criminalising private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.The Supreme Court’s decision, she added in a news release, represents “a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights.” In 2009, the Delhi High Court struck down Section 377 in so far as it applied to sexual conduct between consenting adults in private, on the basis that criminalising such conduct is incompatible with the fundamental principles of equality, dignity and non-discrimination enshrined in the Indian Constitution. The matter was referred to the Supreme Court on appeal.India’s top court yesterday declared Section 377 to be constitutionally valid, thereby overturning the 2009 High Court decision and re-instating the law. “The Supreme Court of India has a long and proud history of defending and expanding protection of human rights. This decision is a regrettable departure from that tradition,” Ms. Pillay said. She hoped that the Supreme Court might exercise its review procedure, in effect agreeing to rehear the case before a larger panel of judges, stating that such a review would provide an opportunity for judges to reconsider whether the decision took sufficient account of all relevant arguments. More broadly, Ms. Pillay encouraged the Indian Parliament to take definitive action to decriminalise same-sex sexual conduct. She stressed the need to ensure effective protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals from violence and discrimination.The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) issued a statement in which it noted that the 2009 decision by the Delhi High Court to annul the law was widely considered “a milestone against homophobia and towards zero HIV-related discrimination.” In the past four years since the law was annulled, there has been a more than 50 per cent increase in the number of sites providing HIV services for gay and other men who have sex with men, as well as transgender people in India.“For the protection of public health and human rights, UNAIDS calls on India and all countries to repeal laws that criminalize adult consensual same sex sexual conduct. Such criminalization hampers HIV responses across the world. “These laws not only violate human rights but also make it more difficult to deliver HIV prevention and treatment services to a population which is particularly affected by HIV.” read more

Ohio State womens basketball downs Northwestern

The No. 11-ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team got contributions from eight different players, including 24 points from junior guard Tayler Hill, as OSU defeated Northwestern, 82 -72, Thursday. “We had some people coming off the bench and I thought they did a really good job,” said senior guard Samantha Prahalis, who added 20 points in the win. “I thought everyone was ready when they had to come in.” The Buckeyes’  bench added 18 points in the victory, with seven coming from sophomore center Darryce Moore. “Darryce is a very smart player,” said coach Jim Foster. “She thinks the game, and she knows the game.” After leading for the majority of the first half, the Buckeyes fell behind, 47-43, at 14:46 in the second half, before going a 9-0 run that included seven points from Hill. The Youngstown, Ohio, native, who had 19 points in the second half, sank a 3-point shot with 44 seconds left to give OSU a nine point lead and their first victory since the team’s disappointing loss to Michigan on Saturday. “You don’t erase a loss,” said Hill. “I think you look at it and learn from it. We watched film and looked at our weaknesses and what we did and what we can improve on, and I think this game we tried to focus on the things we didn’t do at Michigan.” Aside from the victory, the night also proved momentous for Prahalis.  Prahalis, who had six assists, moved into second place in the Big Ten’s all-time assists list. The senior Buckeye passed former Penn State Nittany Lion Tina Nicholson with 827 career assists. Northwestern was led in scoring by junior center Danielle Diamant with 23 points and six rebounds, followed by junior forward Kendall Hackney who added 15 points. The Buckeyes walked away with a win, but Foster expects more close games in the future. “Every Big Ten game will be competitive,” said Foster. “They had better be because this is a physical league. The referees let you play. You have to figure it out. I think we did a good job of that (tonight).” Tonight’s match-up was the only time the Wildcats and the Buckeyes will see each other in regular season play, but Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said he now understands how difficult Hill and Prahalis are to play against. “They are as good of a back court as you are probably going to see, not just in the Big Ten, but in college basketball,” said McKeown. “They play like little kids on the playground and have that type of swagger right now.” The Buckeyes will travel north to face Michigan State (12-5, 4-0 Big Ten) on Sunday. Opening tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. read more

Somalian fined deported for presenting false passport

A Somalian national was arraigned before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday morning and slapped with a G$100,000 fine by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly presenting false documents to a Police Constable.Abraham Sheik Mohammed admitted to the charge which stated that he, on March 9, 2017 at Lethem, with intent to defraud, uttered to an Immigration Officer a forged United Kingdom of Great Britain passport in the name of Steven Rhimestone, bearing a photograph of Rhimestone.The Magistrate fined him the sum of G$100,000 and ordered that he be escorted to the nearest port of exit upon the payment of the fine, or serve an alternative of four months in jail.The court heard that Mohammed entered the country by crossing the Guyana-Brazil border upon which he presented the said document to the Police rank. The passport was suspected to be stolen and the man was detained at Lethem; checks made with INTERPOL confirmed the suspicions and the foreigner was charged with the offence. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPakistanis fined, deported for presenting forged documentsMarch 24, 2017In “Court”Nigerian National charged with illegal entry, Magistrate orders deportationJuly 9, 2013In “Crime”Cuban fined, deported for illegal entrySeptember 27, 2018In “Court” read more

Domagoj Pavlovic to miss Rio 2016

← Previous Story Beach Handball WCh 2016: The MVP award goes to Camila and Ivan Next Story → Slovenia beat Croatia in Koper Domagoj PavlovicHandball in Rio 2016rio 2016rio 2016 handball Croatia stayed without an option in back-line as Domagoj Pavlovic had to stop with preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio! The 23-years old playmaker of PPD Zagreb has once again injured shoulder of his stronger hand – right one, so he has to take a rest which forced coach Zeljko Babic to cut his roster for one more name.Pavlovic has cartilage damage on shoulder which he already operated, so he won’t be able to continue with hard work…Croatia already lost line-player Marino Maric.PHOTO: CHF, Jozo Cabraja

Sony to repair 16 million Bravia LCD TVs that may produce smoke

first_imgIt’s not turning out to be a great week for Sony. Yesterday the company found out another 93,000 accounts had been hacked across its entertainment network including PSN. Now, Sony is having to issue a warning and offer repairs to some 1.6 million LCD TVs that are carrying faulty components.The faults are potentially dangerous, too. Your Bravia LCD TV won’t just stop working, it could also produce smoke or have parts start to melt. So far, 11 cases of smoke or melting have been reported across Japan. The issue for Sony is they shipped most of the models suffering this fault to the U.S. and Europe.If you’ve just gone out and purchased a brand new Bravia TV you have no need to worry. The affected sets were manufactured between 2007-08. If you registered your TV at the time of purchase then expect an email from Sony. Otherwise, website notices should be appearing shortly for countries that sold the TVs.In total there are 8 models of Bravia TV affected, they include the following models:KDL-40D3400KDL-40D3500KDL-40D3550KDL-40D3660KDL-40V3000KDL-40W3000KDL-40X3000KDL-40X3500Sony is set to offer to inspect and then repair any of the 1.6 million sets that contain the faulty parts at your home. You therefore won’t be getting a replacement TV out of this, although if your TV has already melted then chances are you will.So if you have been particularly unlucky today, you make wake up to find your PSN account has been blocked and as you read the message telling you so on your Bravia TV it starts billowing smoke and a burnt plastic smell fills the room. We really hope no one is that unlucky.via Reuters and BBC Newslast_img read more

Expect new PS4 game reveals at gamescom in August

first_imgThe PS4 has clearly won the popularity vote over the past few weeks due to Microsoft’s insistence the Xbox One require an Internet connection. But with that decision now reversed, the consoles are more evenly matched (with the exception of price). Inevitably, which console gamers choose to buy will come down to the games on offer, and Sony apparently still has a lot to unveil.Most of the PS4 game reveals so far came at the initial February unveiling of the new console. E3 was mainly about the hardware, a few new titles, and updated looks at the games we already knew about. According to SCE Europe CEO Jim Ryan, that wasn’t because there aren’t anymore games to show, Sony has just decided to hold back revealing them until later in the year.In other words, we can expect to see new games announced at the remaining major game conferences in the run up to the PS4 launch. The two big ones being gamescom in August and the Tokyo Games Show in September.Ryan has also pointed out that SCE Worldwide Studios has 30 titles for the PS4 in development. 20 of those will release in the first year the new console is on sale, and 12 of those 30 games are brand new IP. With that in mind, we can expect to see a selection of PS4 games making an appearance at gamescom for the first time and then yet more making their debut at TGS. On top of that, we should expect third-party publishers and developers to show more of their PS4 games and possibly reveal some new titles, too.We also can’t forget Microsoft and Nintendo. Microsoft will surely have held something back to help push the Xbox One in the coming months, and even if Nintendo doesn’t have anything else new to reveal, they will be pushing the already-announced first-party Wii U releases they do have pretty hard.last_img read more

Poll Should the retirement age be abolished

first_img I don’t know (1115) By Aoife Barry THE RETIREMENT AGE in Ireland is currently 65. But a new bill tabled by Sinn Féin aims to abolish retirement age altogether.The bill, brought forward by John Brady and Denise Mitchell, was debated on Tuesday.It has received widespread welcome from older people’s groups.However, others believe that a retirement age is necessary for some types of jobs – and that abolishing retirement age could make it more difficult for younger people to enter the jobs market.What do you think: Should the retirement age be abolished? Feb 25th 2017, 4:23 PM Short URL Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 4:23 PM 87 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3259065 Yes (6851) 25,709 Views center_img Image: Shutterstock/Lisa S. Poll Results: No (6004) YesNoI don’t knowVoteRead: ‘Retirement should be an option’ – plan to abolish retirement age welcomed> Share Tweet Email Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished? A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age. Image: Shutterstock/Lisa S. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek police no more blood

first_imgGreek police staged a protest rally in Syntagma Square in Athens to mark the 40 days since their colleague, Nectarios Savva was murdered. The rally organised by the Pan Hellenic Federation of Police Employees and the Pan Hellenic Federation of Police Officers was said to be ‘another painful attempt to raise public awareness of the need for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety of police and police operations and to recognise the long term contribution of Greek police to society.” They also called for police work to be acknowledged as a ‘dangerous and unhealthy’ profession, emphasising that 12 policemen have been killed on duty since 2004.  Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Un VLC 20 à télécharger

first_imgUn VLC 2.0 à téléchargerLe lecteur multimédia concurrent de Windows Media Player va connaître sa première évolution en profondeur depuis son lancement, en 2009.Depuis son lancement en juillet 2009, le lecteur VLC Media Player n’a pas subi d’évolutions majeures, se contentant de petites évolutions qui l’ont fait évoluer vers la version 1.1.11. Mais VideoLAN, l’éditeur de VLC, a décidé de faire le grand saut avec une toute nouvelle version 2.0, qui peut être téléchargé sur Windows (lien non disponible), Mac (lien non disponible) et Linux, relaye Le Nouvel Obs.Le processus d’installation ne change pas par rapport aux anciennes versions, tout comme l’interface principale du logiciel. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au niveau des nouveautés, on note l’apparition de la lecture des disques Blu-ray, la meilleure gestion des sous-titres ou encore un moteur vidéo amélioré. Selon les premiers tests, cette version 2.0 ne présente pas de problème particulier.Le 31 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE issues official statement on the passing of Muhammad Ali on Friday

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Would’ve been nice if WWE put him in the HOF long time ago but hey, I guess Drew Carey & Snoop Dogg deserved it more. Right guys? >: Now Playing Up Next June 9, 2016 at 2:09 am Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR June 5, 2016 at 6:41 pm 8 COMMENTS Snoop’s niece is one of the “Divas”: Sasha Banks. He works with WWE much more than you seem to know about. Not your fault, that you aren’t aware of that, as it is…simply…Entertainment. P.S. The foundation for wrestling was constantly going, wayyyy before Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania just brought the big money to the “Superstars” and the McMahon family. Wrestling, lower dollar, would have still continued into the present, as it is much more than WWE/WWF/NWO/NXT/ROH, etc. lol I DO agree it benefited wrestling. I disagree that wrestling would have died out. Michael Gilstrap Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 June 6, 2016 at 6:51 am Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Shadow Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha TheCyberZon Comments are closed.center_img TheCyberZon Shadow June 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm Ali’s celebrity status, along with Mr. T’s & Cyndi Lauper’s, attracted much needed attention to Wrestlemania 1 which saved WWF/E and set the tone for Wrestlemania’s to come. I’d say that makes Ali a bigger contributor to WWE than Snoop Dogg who made 2 lame guest appearances at 2 mostly forgettable Wrestlemanias and another lame appearance as a Raw guest host. Maybe they’ll put Lauper in after she’s dead too. Shadow TheCyberZon June 9, 2016 at 5:07 pm TheCyberZon Videos Articles im sure now that he died he will go in next year Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next June 5, 2016 at 1:17 am While I disagree..truthfully, I don’t care..it’s just a tv show. Well first a correction. Sasha Banks & Snoop Dogg are cousins, not niece & uncle. But even so, I didn’t say it would’ve died out but WWF/E most certainly wouldn’t be what it is today and there may have not been a Hulkamania or other Wrestlemanias if the first one wasn’t successful. Therefore, pro wrestling never would’ve gotten as big as it has/once was. Vince said so himself in the True Story of Wrestlemania DVD and it’s companion piece magazine special where he gambled everything on Wrestlemania 1’s success, which Muhammad Ali was a part of. So if it failed, there never would’ve been Snoop Dogg’s involvement in WWE or a Sasha Banks. Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE issued the following statement regarding the passing of Muhammad Ali on Friday at age 74. Ali, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease after being diagnosed in 1984, was hospitalized on Monday suffering from respiratory issues.WWE is saddened to learn that three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away at age 74 on June 3, 2016.The Louisville native won six Kentucky Golden Glove Championships and the gold medal for the United States as a light heavyweight in Rome’s 1960 Summer Olympics before beginning his professional career.Ali also made history for his historic boxer vs. wrestler match against WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki in Tokyo on June 26, 1976. The fight is regarded as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts.In 1985, Ali made his mark in WWE history when he was one of the special guest referees for the main event of the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. The bout featured WWE Champion Hulk Hogan and pop culture icon Mr. T against “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. During the contest, Ali climbed up onto the ring apron and took a swing at Piper.WWE extends its condolences to Ali’s family, friends and fans.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRoman Reigns is in RemissionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 64.89%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Psh, just like with Randy Savage and likely with Chyna & Rick Rude huh? Ain’t that just the WWE way. June 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm Snoop…Yes, as he is around it more than Ali was. Carey…not so much. Regardless, Ali had to stay, mostly, away from wrestling, so that the legend of the “Phantom Punch” didn’t grow further. June 6, 2016 at 6:41 amlast_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 1218 October 2017

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 12 and 18 October 2017 were:Employee Benefits Live 2017 speaker slidesGovernment publishes Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) BillRoyal Mail wins High Court injunction to postpone strike action in pensions disputePearson completes £1.2bn pensions buy-inNHS pay cap to be scrappedCivil Service to launch diversity and inclusion strategyHoliday cruise organisation to pay new role in tea and cakeLloyds Banking Group to acquire Zurich’s UK workplace pensions and savings businessPhiladelphia restaurant to provide $197,917 in back pay to staffEXCLUSIVE: Medway NHS Foundation Trust abolishes lowest pay gradelast_img

Army Reassigns White Sands Engineer Battalion

first_imgThe Army’s 2nd Engineer Battalion — based at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., after it was reactivated in 2008 — is being reassigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, after being reorganized once again.The battalion had 500 soldiers in 2008 but as of its casing ceremony last week, it was down to 200 personnel. Two of the battalion’s companies are moving to Fort Bliss, one company is transferring to Fort Polk, La., one will be inactivated, and the remaining soldiers will be reassigned elsewhere, reported Las Cruces Sun-News.The unit, whose history dates back to 1861, now will be assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division. The unit’s departure will not impact White Sands’ weapons testing mission, according to Garrison Commander Col. Brian Michelson.“We love having troops here, and we want troops to come back, but the main mission is still going to go on, and most of what we do on a day-to-day basis will be operated as normal. Not much will change from the outside perspective,” Michelson said.The unit’s facilities, which were specifically built for the 2nd Engineer Battalion, will be temporarily “mothballed” until the Army comes up with a long-term plan for the compound.“We’re not going to let them go to waste,” Michelson said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

State allows 90hour dip net opening at Chitina following strong sockeye return

first_imgLate-run Copper River sockeye continue to come in strong, and the state has scheduled a 90-hour dip net opening at Chitina beginning Thursday. A weaker than expected early run shut down fishing last month, but the return has been improving in recent weeks.Listen nowDepartment of Fish and Game area management biologist Mark Somerville says it now appears escapement will be met.”Tremendous spikes here of fish later in the season. A good portion of those are probably hatchery-bound fish,” Somerville said. “So we’re seeing strong returns probably there and we’re also seeing some good late stocks, seem to be performing better than the earlier stocks.”Cautioning that the overall run is still weak based on historic numbers, Somerville says over 680,000 fish have passed a sonar counter at the river’s mouth. He says that’s enough to ensure the minimum escapement goal for wild salmon and to allow normal management of the dip net fishery.”Now we’re at a point where we feel very comfortable with making that escapement goal,” Somerville said. “So hopefully, we can go right back to just the management plan and manage on a weekly basis based on weekly sonar passage.”Somerville notes that while this summer’s early run sockeye were small, the later fish are a little bigger.”We’re definitely seeing some larger fish coming in which just strikes me to say that we’ve got some healthier stocks coming in and probably the reason why we’re seeing strength in these later stocks,” Someville said.Somerville says hot weather has seen the Copper River come up, but so far not enough to significantly limit fishing.last_img read more

Surgery cases pile up as NMC stir continues

first_imgAfzalgunj: Owing to the ongoing strike of doctors, the patients who are undergoing treatment at Osmania General Hospital (OGH) are having a tough time. Let alone the cases of out-patients, even the surgeries which were lined up to be performed are being delayed due to non-availability of senior doctors.According to patients, several surgeries remained pending as the doctors continued their strike in Telangana. The doctors are only attending the surgeries for major, serious and emergency cases, while no minor cases were attended by doctors. Many a patients’ surgeries were being delayed due to non availability of surgeons in hospital. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us A patient with a small rod piercing through his calf was admitted about a month back. He was marked for surgery of his leg almost 10 days back, but his case is still getting postponed by the doctors. “The surgery of chin was conducted about 20 days back, but even after almost 10 days, my father’s leg is yet to undergo surgery. I hope that at least today his case would be taken up,” said G Kranti, son of a patient waiting in a queue since morning. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us A patient from Bhainsa district who remained at the hospital for last 12 days and was under the care of doctors bemoans that no one was caring for him for last 4-5 days. “For orthopedic surgery, they gave appointment for operation on Monday and for the last 3 days the patient has been getting ready for the operation but is getting disappointed due to non-availability of doctors. At last on Thursday, the patient was taken for surgery,” said S Ram, son of another patient. Ram also said that doctors were accepting only five patients per day and there are several patients waiting in queue for their turn. Advertise With Us In burn and plastic surgery ward, for 4-5 days the doctors stopped attending to the patients. Many of the them are under the care of head nurse, who is hard put to handle the situation. G Appan, attender of a patient said that they came from Vizag 20 days back, but doctors are not available in ward from last 4-5 days, the patient is being treated under supervision of head nurse. An asthma patient, Mohammed Azeemuddin, has been visiting OGH daily for last 8 days and each time he is being attended by a new doctor.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh still miffed with bestfriend Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia

first_imgInstagramNeha Dhupia and Angad Bedi’s sudden, unannounced, surprise wedding took us all off-guard, including dear friend Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj, who used to share close bond with Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi, was left deeply hurt over not being informed about their wedding in advance. Just like the rest of the world, Singh too came to know of their wedding through social media.And it seems that Yuvraj Singh hasn’t been able to forgive the two and move on, as yet. Yuvraj, who has taken retirement from all forms of cricket, recently hosted a lavish bash to celebrate his new innings. While we saw the who’s who of the industry in full attendance, we were left disappointed with Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia’s absence from the do. Not just that, even Kim Sharma, who used to date Yuvraj at one point in time, was invited but not these two. Ouch!”My best friend did post an Instagram post very recently on friendship day and I read that post. Yuvi’s quote was something like – just my take on people and who I thought were friends, after the experience, I would like to say I love my dogs more. Something like that, I just thought it was a bit immature. It was my fault and I say this very openly that I should’ve given him more time but then unfortunately for us the decision making was so sudden. He has his reasons to be upset and I really love him but if you want me to say what our relationship is right now, yes, it’s not the same and I hope in due course it does get better because I miss him. He is a dear friend of mine,” Angad had said during No Filter Neha.Well, all we hope that these two resolve their differences soon.last_img read more

VIDEO Ezekiel Elliott in hot water after exposing womans breasts at St

first_imgCowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is in more hot water off the field after pulling down a woman’s shirt and exposing  her breasts while carousing at a St. Patrick’s Day Party.It will be interesting to see if the video catches the attention of Roger Goodell and the NFL league office. The league still has an open investigation regarding a domestic violence allegation from a former girlfriend.Elliott and the woman in the video reportedly continued to party it up after he exposed here shirt. It still doesn’t excuse his behavior.Check out the video:last_img