Video: John Calipari After Towns’ Technical Foul Against LSU: “I Hope We Lose”

first_imgCoach Cal reacting to a Kentucky game.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 03: head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to a foul against his team during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentucky pulled out a big win at LSU tonight to push its record to 24-0, but if you believe John Calipari, there were times tonight when he would have welcomed 23-1. Karl-Anthony Towns’ was called for a technical for hanging on the rim midway through the second half, which led to this amazing post-game moment on ESPN. As much fun as that videobomb is, Calipari was livid about the foul, at that point in the game. In the interview he said that he told the team that he hoped they would lose after the foul, and reiterated that point to open his post-game press conference. Calipari goes on to praise his talented freshman as a player and a person, but clearly this mistake, which could have proven incredibly costly in what wound up being a two point game, really bothered him.Kentucky hosts South Carolina this Saturday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

6,000 Residents in St. Ann Receive Potable Piped Water

first_imgSome 6,000 residents of Cascade, White Sands and Bohemia, in the parish of St. Ann, have been provided with potable water, piped into their homes.On February 14, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, commissioned into service the water supply system at Cascade, built at a cost of approximately $45 million.In his address at the ceremony, the Minister urged the residents to play their part in protecting the infrastructure, and to pay their bills, so that the system can be properly maintained. He pointed out that $15 billion is currently owed to the National Water Commission (NWC) in outstanding bills, a situation “which cannot be allowed to continue.”“We have done our part in providing you with this water, and now you must play your part to ensure that you continue to receive the water you need on a daily basis. I urge you to give the operators of the system your fullest co-operation, pay your bills, so that the system can be maintained and you can get water for years to come,” he told the residents.Mr. Pickersgill also implored them to protect the water source (Cascade River), by keeping it free from garbage and pollution.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board for Rural Water Supply Limited, John-Paul White, said since 2004, the number of households receiving potable water has increased from 45 per cent to 50 per cent.He added that for fiscal year 2012/13, some $270 million is expected to be spent by the organisation to upgrade rural water supply systems, which will directly benefit approximately 43,000 residents.last_img read more

Ontario judge strikes down enforcement powers of OSPCA as unconstitutional

first_imgA judge has found the enforcement powers held by Ontario’s private animal welfare agency to be unconstitutional, saying the province must re-write laws governing the organization to remedy the situation.Justice Timothy Minnema said the provincial government was wrong to grant police powers to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals without also imposing accountability and transparency standards on the agency. The OSPCA, a private charity that receives millions of taxpayer dollars as well as private donations, has had police powers since the OSPCA Act became law in 1919. It is responsible for enforcing both provincial and Criminal Code animal cruelty laws.“Although charged with law enforcement responsibilities, the OSPCA is opaque, insular, unaccountable, and potentially subject to external influence, and as such Ontarians cannot be confident that the laws it enforces will be fairly and impartially administered,” Minnema, a judge with Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, wrote in a decision released Wednesday.Minnema pointed to the lack of oversight and transparency as key in his decision. The OSPCA is not accountable like police forces across the province that must comply with the Police Services Act, the Ombudsman Act and freedom-of-information laws, the judge noted.“Overall the OSPCA appears to be an organization that operates in a way that is shielded from public view while at the same time fulfilling clearly public functions,” Minnema wrote.The OSPCA said it respects the court’s decision and remains committed to protecting animals across the province.“This is an issue for the government of Ontario to address,” said spokeswoman Alison Cross. “The Ontario SPCA will continue to provide animal protection services while the government determines how they wish to proceed.”A spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General said the government is reviewing the decision.“As this matter is in the appeal period, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” said Philip Klassen.Jeffrey Bogaerts, a paralegal with an interest in animal law welfare, launched the constitutional challenge over the OSPCA’s powers five years ago.He, along with his lawyer Kurtis Andrews, also argued the OSPCA violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms through its searches of homes and seizures of animals. They lost those arguments.“But we won the big argument,” Andrews said, adding that he and his client were ecstatic over the judge’s ruling.In his decision, Minnema said the case had established a new principle of fundamental justice that “law enforcement bodies must be subject to reasonable standards of transparency and accountability.” Minnema found that the OSPCA Act contravenes that new principle.Bogaerts’ lawyer said the judge’s recognition of the new principle was significant.“You can probably count the number of principles on your fingers and toes that have been recognized since 1982 when the charter came out,” he said.Animal Justice, a national animal advocacy organization, intervened in the case and argued the main point about transparency, oversight and accountability alongside Bogaerts.“Animal protection laws are the only laws still enforced by private agencies, and the court ruled that private enforcement without transparency and accountability is unacceptable,” said executive director Camille Labchuk.The court has given the Ontario government a year to re-write the legislation governing the OSPCA.“The declaration taking effect immediately could deprive animals of the protections afforded by the OSPCA Act while the province considers its next step,” Minnema wrote.The judge said he doesn’t see how the relevant sections could be easily modified to make them compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He noted 21 sections of the OSPCA Act that are “of no force and effect” and suggested the act might have to be re-written from scratch.The court decision comes a few months after the OSPCA told its frontline officers it planned to pull back from investigating cruelty cases involving livestock and horses and would also no longer euthanize dogs involved in attacks as required by law. It has floated the idea of handing off those responsibilities to the government and police.Those changes are part of what the OSPCA calls a restructuring effort to deal with years-long funding shortage. The policy changes, however, have been criticized by both the province and animal activists.Liam Casey, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

PCO Clerk fears somebodys going to be shot during coming election campaign

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s top public servant says he is worried someone will be assassinated during the coming federal election campaign given the disturbing tenor of recent public discussion.Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick is telling the House of Commons justice committee today he is deeply concerned about Canada’s politics and where things are headed.Wernick has been asked by the committee to address the SNC-Lavalin controversy dogging the Liberal government, but he is also voicing grave worries about the overall state of public political dialogue.He says he is concerned about the rising tide of incitements to violence, with people using terms like treason and traitor in open discussions.Wernick says those are words that lead to assassination, and he is worried somebody is going to be shot in Canada during the coming federal election campaign.He also expresses dismay about what he calls the trolling from the vomitorium of social media entering the open media arena.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bill Clinton To Be Honored At Father Of The Year Awards

first_imgThe National Father’s Day Council has announced that Mark K. Shriver, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Save the Children, will host the 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards.The luncheon will take place at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12 p.m. For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or visit www.momanddadday.com.Recently, the Council announced that the 2013 “Father of the Year” Honorees will include President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., and GQ and the Sani Family Foundation’s “All-Star” Dad, Major Jackson Drumgoole II.“We are thrilled to have Mark Shriver, past ‘Father of the Year’ honoree and host, return to serve as Master of Ceremonies at our 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, and VP, Group Director Men’s Division Itochu Prominent. “Mark Shriver’s philanthropic efforts helped improve the lives of 240,000 children and families across the country last year alone. He is a true inspiration to fathers everywhere, from his dedication to Save the Children to his passion and love for his family.”Mr. Shriver developed Save the Children’s early childhood development, literacy and health programs in the United States, which benefit children living in some of the country’s most impoverished regions. Mr. Shriver also created Save the Children’s domestic emergency programs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children before, during, and after disaster strikes. He led a national coalition that convinced Congress to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters and was appointed to the Commission by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). He was elected chairperson by his fellow commissioners and served in that role for the life of the Commission (2008-2011).He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. In 1988, Mr. Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling. Mr. Shriver subsequently created The Choice Jobs Program, Inc., a private non-profit that trains, places and supports former Choice clients in jobs, as well as The Choice Middle Schools Program, a model for keeping at-risk middle school children in school.Mr. Shriver received his B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1993. He has also received honorary degrees from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland and from The College of the Holy Cross.Mr. Shriver has written a New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir titled, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,” which was published in June 2012 and was the recipient of the 2013 Christopher Award. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Jeanne, and their three children, Molly, Tommy, and Emma.As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $35 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.last_img read more

NFL Week 12 Playoff Implications Show The Cardinals Some Respect

UPDATE (Nov. 21, 12:24 p.m.): The interactive tables above have been updated to include the result of Thursday night’s Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs match-up, and that game has been removed (the text of the article has not been updated).After an upset-filled Week 11, the NFL playoff picture has shifted, but the outlook is as murky as ever. The Atlanta Falcons, at 4-6, were among the week’s winners, and have somehow found themselves atop the NFC South after a victory over the Carolina Panthers and a rare home loss by the New Orleans Saints. The Houston Texans — after their win over the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts’ Sunday night loss — saw their playoff chances double, to 24 percent.As for the losers, the Browns in a single week went from first to worst in the AFC North (and the Oakland Raiders, crossed out in the interactive above, became the first team to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention). The Colts have all but squandered any chance at a first-round bye, having dropped games to current Nos. 1 and 2 seeds the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. And the Saints seem determined to keep the race for the NFC South title interesting.Just two weeks ago, a Saints division title seemed very likely. Now New Orleans has ceded the lead to Atlanta, a team that has yet to win a game outside of the NFC South.1Although nothing to brag about, Atlanta’s poor record outside the NFC South doesn’t hurt their division tiebreakers. So, how bad could it get in the division? How about an NFC South victor with only five regular-season wins? It’s a mathematical possibility, although remote. Of the 50,000 simulations that form the basis for this weekly feature, nine resulted in the Panthers finishing 5-10-1 and atop the NFC South (granted, that’s just a probability of 0.02 percent). And there is about a 1-in-5 chance the division winner will finish with a losing record.Last week, we introduced the use of Gini coefficients to measure playoff uncertainty, specifically the uncertainty of each divisional race. Traditionally used to measure income inequality, Gini coefficients quantify how equally a resource (e.g. playoff probabilities) is distributed. We can also extend this approach to each conference’s overall playoff race.2The lower the Gini coefficient, the more equally allocated the playoff probabilities. As the regular-season progresses, one would expect the conference Gini coefficient to increase as teams begin to drop out of playoff contention — the have-nots ceding their wealth to the haves. By season’s end, the coefficient will reach its maximum value of two-thirds, corresponding to the six playoff berths being shared equally among six of the 16 teams in each conference.The chart below tracks the Gini coefficient by week for the AFC and NFC. There is an upward progression to both lines, but you can see that things have stagnated somewhat in the NFC, with the Gini coefficient declining after a chaotic Week 11.Looking ahead to Week 12, the game with the highest amount of “swing” features the Baltimore Ravens, who are traveling to the Superdome to play the Saints. A total of 87 percentage points of playoff probability is at stake, spread among 15 teams.The matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Broncos results in some conflicting allegiances for two teams in the AFC West. A Broncos victory would help the San Diego Chargers’ and Kansas City Chiefs’ playoff hopes, because both teams are competing with Miami for the two AFC wild card berths. But a Broncos victory would also hurt those teams’ chances of winning the AFC West title. I would imagine a Chiefs fan would prefer to aim high and root for the Broncos to lose. Chargers fans should probably be more pragmatic. An AFC West title is highly unlikely, making a Dolphins loss the more attractive outcome for San Diego’s slim playoff hopes.The most compelling divisional matchup takes place Sunday afternoon, when the Arizona Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals, despite their NFL-best 9-1 record, have rarely cracked the top 10 in the betting market-based rankings used for this feature (see below). They are seven-point underdogs to the Seahawks, a team Arizona leads by three games in the standings. A win by the Cardinals would give them a 94 percent chance of winning the NFC West title — an outcome that was almost unthinkable at the outset of this season. Back then, most would have assumed a dogfight between the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. read more

By the numbers Ohio State starts slow finishes strong against Maryland

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Tyquan Lewis (59) drags down Maryland redshirt junior quarterback Perry Hills on Oct. 10. OSU won 49-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State started slow once again but scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to put away the Maryland Terrapins, 49-28, in Columbus.Maryland’s offense, after getting shut out at home the previous week to a streaking Michigan team, got on the board first after redshirt junior quarterback Perry Hills fired a 52-yard touchdown pass. The Buckeye defense, which had bailed the team out from several close calls already this season, gave up a season-high 28 points, as well as 386 yards of offense.The Terps put up a valiant effort throughout the game, going so far as to even the score at 21 in the third quarter before the cracks began to widen. Two key interceptions in the fourth quarter helped end a potential comeback from Maryland, which leads the nation in interceptions thrown.Despite defensive struggles, the biggest takeaway from Saturday’s game was the OSU offense, which in the second half finally began to play to its potential. OSU coach Urban Meyer used redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones to start drives and let redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett finish them inside the red zone.This system proved effective, as both quarterbacks looked sharp throughout most of the game. Jones completed 75 percent of his passes (21-of-28) for 291 yards and two touchdowns, while Barrett added three rushing touchdowns and 62 yards on the ground to help lead the Buckeye offense to an impressive 499 yards of total offense and 31 first downs.Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott pounded away 106 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the rushing attack, while redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller (79 yards, one touchdown), redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall (78 yards, one touchdown) and redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas (107 yards) put up impressive performances for the receiving corps. Redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell and redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard both added interceptions for the defense.Maryland put up arguably its best game of the season in the loss, mostly thanks to its quarterback. Hills, after not playing for the last three weeks, put up 133 yards and a score through the air while rushing for 170 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground, as he was responsible for three of the four Maryland touchdowns. By the numbers:0: Arguably the most important number of all, as OSU’s offense didn’t have a turnover for the first time since facing off against Hawaii in Week 2.17: The number of interceptions thrown by Maryland quarterbacks this season, the most in the nation.2-0: OSU’s all-time record against Maryland.21: OSU’s margin of victory over the Terps, the same amount that Mid-American Conference team Bowling Green beat Maryland by earlier this season.11: Elliott has pounded away at least 100 yards for 11 consecutive games.26: OSU’s current regular-season conference winning streak, the longest in Big Ten history.-2: The Buckeyes’ current turnover margin for the season, as they have turned the ball over 13 times in six games compared to forcing 11 turnovers from opponents. 102: The numbers of weeks OSU has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll after the Week 7 rankings were released on Sunday, which is the most of any college football team (Oklahoma is second at 101). read more

Mens soccer OSU loses season finale at Wisconsin earns sixth seed in

Ohio State forward Yaw Amankwa (23) sends a ball past Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem (28) during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team faced off against No. 24 Wisconsin in its last game of the regular season on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. There was a lot at stake for both teams, as the game would determine the final Big Ten standings and seeding in the Big Ten tournament.In the end, the Badgers proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, defeating the Scarlet and Gray 2-1 in Madison.Wisconsin applied a ton of pressure early on in the match, earning the majority of chances and forcing the Buckeyes to spend most of the time in their own defensive zone.In the 16th minute, Wisconsin redshirt freshman defender Elan Koenig corralled a rebound off a save from OSU keeper Parker Siegfried and finished it off to put the Badgers up 1-0.Wisconsin would add to its lead in the 44th minute, again on a rebound opportunity. This time, it was redshirt sophomore forward Isaac Schlenker who buried the ball after a save from Siegfried, extending the Badger lead to 2-0.Wisconsin held a 15-3 shot advantage through the opening period, but the Buckeyes did not go quietly into the night.Late in the second period, OSU senior forward Yaw Amankwa launched a shot from 30 yards out that was able to beat the Badger keeper and find the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.The Buckeyes desperately battled back throughout the second stanza, outshooting the Badgers 12-4 in the period. However, they would be unable to find the equalizer, and the score remained at 2-1 as time expired.Sophomore forward Abdi Mohamed did not play in the match. Senior forward Danny Jensen played 58 minutes in his return from injury after a five-game absence.The Buckeyes finish the season with a 5-12-1 record (3-4-1 B1G).The loss gives OSU a sixth seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they will rematch Wisconsin in Madison this Sunday, Nov. 6. read more

Varsity sports cut at Newark campus

The OSU-Newark branch campus. Credit: Courtesy of OSUFor Chelsea Dobson, a fourth-year in art at Ohio State’s Newark campus, basketball games are a time for the campus to get together and share in one experience of fandom.“The main sport that I feel like gets the most attention is the basketball team. Usually, those are the best crowds,” said Dobson, who works as a student athletic assistant at OSU-Newark. “They will cheer, they yell crazy things when we have the ball and things like that.”But students at OSU-Newark will not get the chance to cheer on their team next year after it was announced on April 10 that varsity sports will no longer be offered beginning in the fall, because of budget reduction initiatives by the school.The school announced the decision as part of an email sent out to faculty and staff that said, as part of the budget planning for fiscal year 2016, the varsity athletic teams will be discontinued, effective June 30.OSU-Newark offers six varsity sports: women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, men’s basketball, baseball and golf. The sports teams compete in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, which is an “independent sports organization that serves the regional campuses of Ohio,” according to the email.The school’s recreational and intramural sports will continue on campus, the email said.William MacDonald, dean and director of OSU-Newark, said he understands the impact this decision will have on both student-athletes and the general student population.“It certainly will have an impact on them and I have talked to several of them,” he said. “I had a meeting with our student government and students they invited. Several athletes attended and they made a very well-reasoned argument as to how athletics can benefit students.”During the 2014-15 academic year, OSU-Newark had 70 student-athletes involved in the school’s athletic teams, said Holly Mason, director of student life at OSU-Newark.“Depending on the year and student interest, we typically have 70 – 100 student-athletes competing in varsity athletics in the course of an academic year,” Mason said in an email.MacDonald said the decision to cut varsity sports is part of one set of cuts that have been proposed to balance the budgets for both OSU-Newark and the Central Ohio Technical College, which shares the campus.The budget reduction plans are a necessity because of several economic factors related to the cost of tuition, MacDonald added.“Part of the budget that we built this year (was) based on the assumption that we would have a 2 percent tuition increase, but of course, we didn’t increase tuition by 2 percent,” he said. “The university plugged that hole for all units. And so that helped us this year, so looking to next year, that was one-time money that is going to go away, so we have to cover that gap.”In addition to this expense, which MacDonald said is approximately $290,000, another cost the school has to plan for is caused by the fact that fewer students are enrolling at COTC and that enrollment at OSU-Newark is predicted to remain relatively stagnant.“(COTC’s) enrollment has declined a little bit, our share of expenses will increase because our proportion of the student body is going to increase,” he said. “And then we have all of the uncertainty of the subsidies and tuition. We are not expecting growth in enrollment, at least not in the next couple of years. And so we won’t be seeing new revenue there.”MacDonald said the school has taken precautionary measures by reducing the budget so that these impending costs will be covered in the upcoming years. In total, he said, the school is looking to offset approximately $915,000 in possible expenses with cuts.“It’s conservative, but we have to balance the budget, so that is why we are setting that target,” he said.Although he said it is hard to decide what to cut, MacDonald added that he thinks the cuts the school is making are the ones necessary to preserve the services students need the most.“I would argue that right now, there are other things that we have wanted to do, but haven’t been able to do and probably won’t be able to do until we are able to get through this period of budget pressure,” he said. “If we were, let’s say three or four years from now, we had some sort of boost to our revenue, we know there are things that we want to do that we think will improve student success. Things like expanding our first-generation student learning community (or) providing more scholarships.“Those kind of things would all take priority over varsity athletics.”But it is not just athletics that are on the expenditure chopping block for next year. Other budget cuts announced in the Friday email include the restructuring of the Office of Student Life and the Office of Financial Aid, changes in the hours of operation of the Warner Library, the elimination of at least eight univeristy positions and the discontinuation of large-scale food events such as the fall welcome lunch, spring picnic and holiday reception.Dobson said students were surprised and disappointed upon hearing of these expected cuts, especially the elimination of varsity sports.“General student reaction has just been complete shock, especially with the student-athletes,” she said. “We had no idea that it was even up in the air. It was extremely shocking, just because there was no prior knowledge. It makes it even harder and it is really sad, especially because we felt like this coming year was going to be our year for sports.”Mason said discussions and planning are “currently taking place,” and the school is looking into ways to increase options for recreational and intramural sports, as well as other student organizations“Budget cuts are extremely difficult to endure,” she said. “My heart goes out to our student-athletes, our staff – both administrative and coaching and all that have participated in or been an influence to our program.”MacDonald said even though he understands why students are upset, he hopes they will continue to find ways to be involved in the campus community.“I am hoping that they will realize the value of an Ohio State degree and stick with it, even though they won’t have that opportunity to play varsity sports,” he said. “In the scheme of things, of course, we are looking at preserving the things that are most vital to student success. And in the scheme of things, varsity sports are just not that closely connected to the core of our mission.” read more

Gattuso defends Higuain He feels a lot of pressure

first_imgAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso hopes Gonzalo Higuain will remain calm following his sending off against Juventus on SundayThe 30-year-old striker has enjoyed a good start to life on loan at Milan from Juventus with seven goals in 13 games.However, Higuain was unable to prevent Milan from losing to his parent club at the San Siro and was dismissed after having a penalty saved.The Argentine was handed a second yellow card after shouting in the match official’s face.But Gattuso believes that Higuain’s angry outburst came about due to putting too much pressure on himself.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“At this moment he feels a lot of pressure, my words from yesterday’s press conference were not by chance,” Gattuso told Milan TV on the club website.“Right now, he feels a huge weight on him and it shows. He must remain calm, he should apologise and assume his responsibilities.“He has to put aside his nervousness, he is the most important player we have and he has to make the difference. He has to be clear-headed.”Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo were the goalscorers for Juventus, who remain unbeaten after 12 Serie A games.last_img read more

Hurricane Maria hits Barbados

first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBarbados, September 18th, 2017 – Bridgetown – Hurricane Maria is currently making its way through Barbados. At 11am today, the national hurricane center confirmed that the eye of the storm was located near 14.7 degrees north, 60.1 degrees wear north-northwest of the island.Hurricane Maria is currently moving with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph with higher gusts predicted for the next 48 hours. Hurricane Maria is now a category 3 hurricane and is rapidly strengthening as it moves it way toward the Leeward Islands.As a result, Barbados will remain under a tropical storm watch with flood warnings until 6pm today. Magnetic Media understands that areas in St. Andrew are currently flooded. The met office has also predicated that Hurricane Maria will likely hit other islands such as the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and may even target Turks and Caicos by the end of this week.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #HurricaneWatch, #LeewardIslands, #magneticmedianews, barbados FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

Beach warning issued for increased bacteria levels after rainfall

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County officials Thursday warned people to avoid swimming and surfing in the ocean for a few days due to potentially high levels of bacteria from rainstorm runoff.People should avoid entering oceans and bays for 72 hours following a storm, according to the Department of Environmental Health.Runoff from urban areas into bodies of water can contain large amounts of bacteria from animal waste, soil and decomposing vegetation. This is especially true near storm drains, creeks, rivers and lagoon outlets, according to the DEH.Precipitation is forecast to return to Southern California Friday night and end Saturday morning. Beach warning issued for increased bacteria levels after rainfall Posted: March 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 15, 2018last_img read more

Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery Posted: July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 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) – A man who was seen being repeatedly hit by San Diego police officers in a widely-viewed video was sentenced to more than four years yesterday.20-year-old Trenelle Cannon plead guilty to resisting arrest and separate robbery and burglary charges.Back in May, a video surfaced of police punching Cannon during his arrest. The video raised concerns of police brutality and excessive use of force. The police then responded to the video saying it didn’t show Cannon tackling an officer moments before.No one suffered serious injuries during the arrest. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Community Members Speak Out On Invocation Policy Ruling

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Residents of the Kenai Peninsula testified at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday following a recent ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court that the current prayer policy violates the State Constitution. Keith: “On behalf of many faith based groups, churches, and individuals I believe the most recent policy in giving invocations is credible and meets the first amendment clause correctly.”  Ed Jr.: “I believe that this assembly, and many of us in this room need prayer. Now, there are some in this room that may not welcome it, and we as prayer givers should accept that fact that we must have come tolerance.” Borough Attorney Colette Thompson said it’s now up to the assembly on whether to appeal the most recent ruling.center_img Something some community members believe is a waste of borough resources. Bob: “I’m requesting those of you on the assembly, or the mayor, I’d like to know how much has been spent from inception to current. This is important especially as the borough keeps saying we need more money, we need more money.”  Despite the most recent ruling the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday started off with the pledge of allegiance followed by an invocation by Borough Assembly President Wayne Ogle.last_img read more

IHCL Tata Steel prepare for EGMs to remove Cyrus Mistry Nusli Wadia

first_imgThe Taj Mahal hotel is seen in Mumbai December 14, 2008. Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which owns the Taj chain of hotels, will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on December 20 to pass resolutions for Cyrus Mistry’s removal from the company’s board.Reuters fileThe next week will be crucial for Tata Group companies in view of the EGMs that have been called to remove Cyrus Mistry from these companies.Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), the owner of Taj chain of hotels, has called for the EGM on December 20, 2016.”We now seek your support of the resolution that Tata Sons has moved in the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) of our companies, for the removal of Cyrus Mistry as Director…As a long-standing partner in the Tata Group companies, we seek your support of the EGM resolutions to enable our companies to continue on the path of growth and value creation, as they have done over their long-standing past history,” Ratan Tata said in a statement addressed to the shareholders of IHCL.E-voting for IHCL resolution”The e-voting period commences on December 15, 2016 (9:00 am) and ends on December 19, 2016 (5:00 pm)and thee-voting module shall be disabled by NSDL for voting thereafter. During this period Members of the Company, holding shares either in physical form or in dematerialized form, as on the cut-off date i.e. December 13, 2016 may cast their vote electronically. Once the vote on a resolution is cast by the Member, he/she shall not be allowed to change it subsequently or cast the vote again,” read the notice to shareholders.”If you are already registered with NSDL for remote e-voting then you can use existing user ID and password for casting your vote or obtain the login ID and password by sending a request at evoting@nsdl.co.in or investorrelations@tajhotels.com,” according to the notice.The procedure to login to e-Voting website is given below:Open the attached PDF file “e-Voting.pdf” giving your Client ID (in case you are holding shares in demat mode) or Folio No. (in case you are holding shares in physical mode) as password, which contains your “User ID” and “Password for e-voting”. Please note that the password is an initial password. You will not receive this PDF file if you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting.Launch internet browser by typing the URL https://www.evoting.nsdl.com/Click on “Shareholder – Login”.Put User ID and password as initial password noted in step (1) above and Click Login. If you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting then you can use your existing user ID and password. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password by using “Forgot User Details/Password” option available on www.evoting.nsdl.comPassword Change Menu appears. Change the password with new password of your choice with minimum 8 digits/characters or combination thereof.Home page of remote “e-Voting” opens. Click on e-Voting: Active Voting Cycles.Select “EVEN” of The Indian Hotels Company Limited. Members can cast their vote online from December 15, 2016 (9:00 am) till December 19, 2016 (5:00 pm).Note: e-Voting shall not be allowed beyond said time.Now you are ready for “e-Voting” as “Cast Vote” page opens.Cast your vote by selecting appropriate option and click on “Submit” and also “Confirm”, when prompted.Institutional shareholders (i.e., other than Individuals, HUF, NRI etc.) are also required to send scanned copy (PDF/JPG Format) of the relevant Board Resolution/Authority Letter etc. together with attested specimen signature of the duly authorized signatory(ies) who are authorized to vote, to the Scrutinizer through e-mail fraternitygroup2010@gmail.com with a copy marked toevoting@nsdl.co.in.Further, NSDL is pleased to inform you that NSDL has now integrated its e-Services website (https://eservices.nsdl.com/) with the aforesaid e-Voting system of NSDL, which enables you as a registered User of IDeAS facility to also access e-Voting system of NSDL for casting your votes by using your existing login credentials viz.; User ID and password of IDeAS facility. Thus, you would not be required to log-in to e-Voting system separately for casting votes in respect of the resolutions of companies.Tata Steel EGMTata Steel will be holding its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on December 21 to seek shareholder nod for the removal of Cyrus Mistry and Nusli Wadia as directors of the company.E-voting for Tata Steel resolution”The remote e-voting period commences on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 9.00 a.m. IST and ends on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5.00 p.m. IST. During this period, Members may cast their vote electronically. Please note that the voting rights will be on the basis of shareholding as on the cut-off date, i.e. Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Any person, who is a Member of the Company as on the cut-off date is eligible to cast vote on all the resolutions set forth in the Notice of EGM,” the EGM notice for Tata Steel shareholders read.The instructions and other information for remote e-voting are: 1. Open PDF file namely “TSL remote e-voting.pdf” with your Client ID or Folio No. as password. The said PDF file contains your user ID and password/PIN for remote e-voting. Please note that the password is an initial password. You will not receive this PDF file if you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting. 2. Open the internet browser and type the following URL: https://www.evoting.nsdl.com/ 3. Click on Shareholder – Login. 4. If you are already registered with NSDL for remote e-voting then you can use your existing user ID and password/PIN for casting your vote. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password by using “Forgot User Details/Password” option available on www.evoting.nsdl.com 5. If you are logging-in for the first time, please enter the user ID and password provided in the PDF file attached with this e-mail as initial password. Click Login. 6. The Password Change Menu will appear on your screen. Change the password/PIN with new password of your choice, making sure that it contains a minimum of 8 digits or characters or a combination of both. Please take utmost care to keep your password confidential. 7. Once the remote e-voting home page opens, click on remote e-voting > Active e-Voting Cycles. 8. Select “EVEN” (E-Voting Event Number) of Tata Steel Limited which is 105772. Now you are ready for remote e-voting as Cast Vote page opens. 9. Cast your vote by selecting appropriate option and click on “Submit” and also “Confirm” when prompted. 10. Upon confirmation, the message “Vote cast successfully” will be displayed. 11. Once the vote on the resolution is cast, the Member shall not be allowed to change it subsequently. 12. Institutional shareholders (i.e., other than individuals, HUF, NRI, etc.) are required to send scanned copy (PDF/JPG format) of the relevant Board Resolution/Authority letter, etc., together with attested specimen signature of the duly authorised signatory(ies) who are authorised to vote, to the Scrutinizer through e-mail to tsl.scrutinizer@gmail.com, with a copy marked to evoting@nsdl.co.in.Tata Steel shares closed at Rs 414 on Friday on the BSE while IHCL ended at Rs 99. Tata Sons holds 28.01 percent in IHCL and 29.75 percent in Tata Steel. A general view shows the Tata Steel works in Scunthorpe, northern England, October 27, 2015. Tata Steel is the biggest steelmaker in Britain.Reuters filelast_img read more

5 held over Adnan murder in Ctg

first_imgPolice arrested five college students in connection with the killing of a student of Chittagong Collegiate School in the city’s Jamal Khan area on Thursday, reports news agency UNB.Among them, four 2nd year students of Hazera Taju Degree college – Sabbir, Fahim, Aabu Sayed and Arman-were arrested from Fatikchhari upazila of the district while Muntasir from the port city’s Badurtola area.A blood-stained knife which was used in the killing was also recovered, said officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Md Jasim Uddin.On 16 January, Adnan Isfar, 15, a class-IX student of Chittagong Collegiate School and College, was stabbed to death by some youths in the city following dispute over a cricket match.At one stage of an argument, Isfar’s friends stabbed him, said the OC adding that the boy started running after being chased and collapsed at Jamal khan.Being rescued, he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.The OC said they collected a video footage which showed the schoolboy was running in an injured condition while some others were chasing him.Following the incident, a case was filed with the police station.last_img read more

ExMP Amanur gets bail in Faruk murder case

first_imgAmanur Rahman Khan RanaThe High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Awami League member of parliament from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed, reports UNB.The High Court bench of justice A K M Asaduzzaman and justice S M Mozibur Rahman passed the order.Deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah stood for the state while lawyer Monsurul Haque Chowdhury for the accused.The deputy attorney general said that they will file appeal to the Supreme Court against the order.Meanwhile, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed a High Court order that granted bail to Amanur in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders.Chamber judge Nuruzzaman passed the order following a petition filed by the state.Earlier on 6 March, the High Court granted bail to him in the case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders.Amanur surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on 18 September, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case.The AL leader went into ‘hiding’ after he was accused of killing freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed.On 18 January, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder case.Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on 16 July, 2012 in the district town.The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees – Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 — revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered as per the order of MP Amanur. The deputy attorney general said that they will file appeal to the Supreme Court against the order. The High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Awami League member of parliament from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed, reports UNB. Earlier on 6 March, the High Court granted bail to him in the case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders. Ex-MP Amanur gets bail in Faruk murder caseProthom Alo English Desk Meanwhile, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed a High Court order that granted bail to Rana in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders. Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees – Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 — revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders had been murdered as per the order of MP Rana. Chamber judge Nuruzzaman passed the order following a petition filed by the state. Deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah stood for the state while lawyer Monsurul Haque Chowdhury for the accused. The High Court bench of justice A K M Asaduzzaman and justice S M Mozibur Rahman passed the order. Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection. Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder case. The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station. On 18 January, 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town. Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on 18 September, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case. The AL leader went into ‘hiding’ after he was accused of killing freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed. Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on 16 July, 2012 in the district town.last_img read more

Just a week of painkiller use may up heart attack risk

first_imgUsing commonly prescribed painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac for just a week can increase the risk of a heart attack by up to 50 per cent, a new study warns.According to the study published in the BMJ journal, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain and inflammation could be raising risk of having a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses of such medication. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPrevious studies suggested that NSAIDs could increase the risk of heart attack, but the timing of the risk, the effect of dose, treatment duration, and the comparative risks between NSAIDs were poorly understood.Researchers, led by Michele Bally of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) in Canada, set out to characterise the risks of heart attack associated with use of oral NSAIDs under real life practice circumstances.They carried out a review of relevant studies from various healthcare databases including those from Canada, Finland and the UK. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey analysed results on 446,763 people of whom 61,460 had a heart attack. The NSAIDs of interest to the researchers were celecoxib, the three main traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen), and rofecoxib.Researchers presented their results as probabilities of having a heart attack. They looked at various scenarios corresponding to how people might routinely use these drugs.The study found that taking any dose of NSAIDs for one week, one month, or more than a month was associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Naproxen was associated with the same risk of heart attack as that documented for other NSAIDs. With celecoxib, the risk was lower than for rofecoxib and was comparable to that of traditional NSAIDs.Overall the increase in risk of a heart attack is about 20 to 50 per cent if using NSAIDs compared with not using these medications. To put this in perspective, as a result of this increase, the risk of heart attack due to NSAIDs is on average about one per cent annually.The type of analysis the researchers used allowed them to conclude with greater than 90 per cent probability that all NSAIDs studied are associated with a heightened risk of heart attack.Further analysis suggested that the risk of heart attack associated with NSAID use was greatest with higher doses and during the first month of use.With longer treatment duration, risk did not seem to continue to increase but the researchers caution that they did not study repeat heart attacks such that it remains prudent to use NSAIDs for as short time as possible.last_img read more

CBI Addl Director holds meeting with officials

first_imgKolkata: Additional Director of CBI M Nageshwar Rao on Thursday held a series of meetings with senior officials of the central probe agency in the city, sources said. Rao visited the CBI office at CGO complex at Salt Lake and discussed various ongoing cases, after which he went to the anti-corruption branch office of CBI at Nizam Palace, the sources said. According to sources, Rao is scheduled to meet the officials of Economic Offences (IV) wing of CBI on Friday at the Salt Lake office which is dealing with the multi-crore ponzi scam cases like Saradha and Rose Valley. The central probe agency was gearing up to expedite the cases relating to the ponzi scams and bring them to their logical conclusions, sources said. The CBI had also interrogated former Kolkata Police Commissioner and now ADG-CID Rajeev Kumar under the directions of Calcutta High Court in connection with the Saradha scam case.last_img read more

This 3D Printing Pen Hits 50000 Kickstarter Goal In Two Hours

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. When we heard about the pen that allows you to doodle in three dimensions, we first thought, “Huh?!?” And then we thought, “Cool!”Turns out, we weren’t alone.The Lix 3-D Pen surpassed its funding goal of 30,000 pounds – or about $50,000 — on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter within two hours of going live. Now in its second day, the campaign has raised almost $250,000.Doodling in 3-D may be a hard concept to get your brain around. It helps if you watch the video below. The Lix pen is smaller and more nimble than the larger, bulkier first-generation 3-D printing pens. The gadget melts plastic and cools it rapidly so that the user can move his or her hand around in space and leave a line. Related: Re-Making Manufacturing in the United StatesThe device was created by a team of three inventors in Europe — Delphine Eloise Wood, Anton Suvorov, and Ismail Baran — and the company is headquartered in London. The challenge for the team was to make existing 3-D printing technology smaller. “The technology which is used in Lix Pen was developed from scratch. Our main goal was to create a professional tool which is easy to use and will have a high comfort,” the team wrote on the Kickstarter campaign. “The most difficult problem for us was to reduce the size of the mechanical parts, reposition them and let them work together.” As part of the Lix fundraise, a pledge of approximately $70 will get a customer a single 3-D printing pen. For about $135, a customer will get a single Lix 3-D printing pen and three bags of plastic — essentially, the pen’s “ink” — to use in creating works with the pen.Related: From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub April 30, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more