Another arrest in case of Islamic State conspiracy

December 3, 2019

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first_imgIn a fresh arrest over a suspected Islamic State plot to attack mass events using poisonous chemicals, the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad has picked up a 34-year-old man from Mumbra in Thane district, taking the number of people in custody so far to 10.Talha Podrik was arrested on Saturday, a squad official said on Sunday. A laptop, a tablet computer, a hard disk, pen drives, a router, mobile phones and diaries were seized from the residence of Podrik, he said.The agency had earlier arrested eight people, and detained a minor boy, from Aurangabad and Thane after several teams carried out searches through January 21 and 22.They were charged under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Bombay Police Act.last_img read more


No SC relief for rape-accused candidate

December 3, 2019

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first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to an SP-BSP alliance candidate from Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, who was seeking relief till May 23 in a rape case against him. The counsel appearing for petitioner Atul Rai, who is accused of raping a college student from Varanasi, said polling in Ghosi is scheduled on May 19 in the last phase. “It is not a case for quashing. Fight it out. Fight the election and this case too,” the Bench told the counsel.last_img read more


Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’

November 30, 2019

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first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)It’s been over two weeks since Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his unblemished record intact after turning back the UFC’s Conor McGregor in arguably the biggest boxing match this year.Although the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer cruised to victory en route to a 10-round TKO stoppage, boxing aficionados were amazed that McGregor, a boxing neophyte, managed to land a lot of punches against Mayweather’s seemingly impenetrable defense.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather As it turns out, the UFC Lightweight Champion fared better on hitting the evasive fighter than some of the biggest  names in boxing—including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto.In a recent footage from FightHype.com and relayed by MMA Fighting, Mayweather downplayed McGregor’s high striking success rate and said it was a result of him wanting to give fans a show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s because I wasn’t counter-punching and boxing,” the recently retired fighter explained.“The reason why he probably landed a higher percentage or landed more shots than those guys was because I was coming straight ahead, I was barely moving, knocking his shots down a little bit and just breaking him down.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Money” also bared that he played coy in the earlier rounds and went with an aggressive approach in the latter ones, as advised by his team.“That was the game plan, let him shoot everything,” he said. “I know he was gonna shoot shots from awkward positions, but the game plan was to dig into the body with good shots, hit him with left hooks, hit him with straight right hands and keep walking towards him, keep pressing him and pushing him back.”His scheme proved to be effective, as Mayweather got his first finish in six years, after last knocking out Victor Ortiz in 2011.“I could have just stayed on the outside, out-boxed him and counter-punched him, and probably still stop him down the stretch, but that’s not what I wanted to do,” the brash fighter said. “I wanted to press and push him.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


CONG-RALLY 2

November 27, 2019

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first_imgAhead of Bihar polls, Centre decided not to promulgate Ahead of Bihar polls, Centre decided not to promulgate the land Ordinance for the fourth time and decided to wait till the Joint Committee of Parliament submits its report on the bill besides allowing states to have their own land laws. Rahul said Modis promise not to press for the ordinance and not to force changes in the bill now is “definitely a victory for Congress but before that it is the victory of farmers of India”, adding the 44 MPs of Congress could successfully fight against Government only because they were backed by the strength of farmers. Coining a phrase “Take in India” to attack Modi, Rahul attacked the Prime Ministers much talked about “Make in India” campaign. “Modi talks about Make in India but there is no place for farmers, labourers in his Make in India. Modi ji says there can be no Make in India without taking away your land. It is not Make in India but actually Take in India. In the end you will not get anything. Only two three of his friends will be the beneficiaries,” he said. Rahul also accused the Prime Minister of working only for his “few friends in suit boot” and paying no attention to farmers. Reminding farmers of their emotional connect with land, he said that in the course of his agitation against NDA on the land bill issue, “A farmer told me Modi is snatching not land but our mother from us. He wants to snatch our mother from us and want to give it to somebody else. We cannot tolerate it.” “He asked me to fight for them and then I realized that this is not a fight for land but a fight for their honour, their future.” The Congress Vice President said only eight per cent projects are withheld due to land unavailability. MORE PTI ENM VIT AMR DVadvertisementlast_img read more


Olympic Preparation Begins on Sunday Morning: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Coach After Qualifying

November 26, 2019

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first_imgBhubaneswar: Their dream to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics achieved, Indian women’s hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said preparations for a podium finish in next year’s Summer Games will realistically start from Sunday.The Indian team sealed its place in next year’s Games after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate despite losing the second match 1-4 against the visitors in the double-leg FIH Olympic Qualifiers here on Saturday. The hosts had earlier defeated the Americans 5-1 in the first tie on Friday.”We have a dream and the dream is to go to the Olympics, and the most beautiful colour in the Olympics is gold. Our preparation for the Olympics starts tomorrow morning,” the Dutchman said.Marijne, however, was not happy with the performance of his wards in the second game and said to excel on the big stage, they will have to maintain consistency for the entire 60 minutes.”The first half, I was like what is going on here, and we really reacted. I was watching with the conditioning coach, like what is going on. There were so many things that were going wrong,” he said.”At half-time I told the girls, it’s 0-0. It’s your moment, go with your heads up. There’s pressure on the girls. The only thing you can do on the pitch is run. Because if you are running, you are not thinking about winning or losing. I had to take pressure off the girls. We had to put USA under pressure and make them commit mistakes.”We all can see, we played well in one half. But now we have to do it for the entire match. But I am proud of the fighting spirit of the girls,” he added.Marijne was full of praise for the the way USA fought till in the end.India captain Rani Rampal, who scored the vital goal in the 48th minute, said she was confident of a positive result despite trailing 0-4 in the first half.”A lot of players, especially for youngsters it was the first opportunity. Throughout the game, I never thought it would end our careers, because we have worked a lot for these matches. I knew we can do anything till the last minute. I know we should have done it from the first quarter,” she said.”We converted our chances yesterday, they converted today. Trailing 0-4, you need to work harder. I think the girls put in a lot of energy till the last moment.”USA coach Janneke Schopman was “devastated” with the end result, especially after their valiant fightback.”We are devastated. The girls are heartbroken. They gave their heart and soul on the pitch today but we were unlucky,” she said.She also criticised the umpiring and said the yellow card in the 47th minute to Alyssa Manley cost them dear.”It was not a yellow card, for that matter not a green card. That decision cost us and India scored that goal,” Schopman said. field hockeyhockey Olympic qualifiersIndiaIndian women’s hockey team First Published: November 3, 2019, 7:17 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


Heartbreak for PAOK…

November 18, 2019

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first_imgAfter a great start to the match, PAOK was unable to come away with the result they were looking for, falling 1-2 to Ajax in Thessaloniki. The Dutch side found a late winner to progress to the Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round sending PAOK to the Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round.PAOK got off to a tremendous start with Athanasiadis scuffing the ball into the back of the net from Rodrigues’ corner. The goal gave PAOK the clear advantage over Ajax with the 2-1 aggregate lead. Ajax controlled possession in hopes of responding with a goal of their own, but the better opportunities fell to PAOK. Athanasiadis failed to double the hosts lead on multiple one-on-one opportunities and in the final minutes of the half, Ajax was awarded a penalty after a harsh decision from English referee Anthony Taylor. Klaasen made no mistake from the spot and the teams went into the break tied 1-1.PAOK was the better side in the first 10 minutes of the second half creating chances through Rodrigues (46’) and Tzavellas (54’). For 20 minutes the pace of the game fell as neither team created great opportunities to score. PAOK came close to the go ahead goal in the 74th minute, but Mystakidis’ header was denied by the crossbar. With the game heading for extra time, Klaasen struck again with his second goal of the match, silencing the fans with only three minutes remaining. Ajax’s second away goal meant that PAOK needed 2 goals in the final minutes to advance. The final whistle came from Englishmen Anthony Taylor, sending Ajax to the Champions league Playoff Qualifying Round.PAOK will see this a wasted opportunity to progress in Champions League qualifying after a great result in the first leg and great start in today’s match. Despite the defeat, the Dikefalos tou Vora were not the favorites to advance and will now continue in the Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round with their goal to reach the competition’s group stage. TweetPinShare0 Shares Source: AGONAsport.com  ( Facebook –  Instagram)last_img read more


India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

November 16, 2019

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first_imgIndia lost the first match of the three-ODI series by 34 runs to hand Australia a 1-0 lead in the series.Chasing a modest total of 289, India fell short of the mark as they could only manage to reach 254 for 9 with Rohit Sharma scoring 133 off 129 balls while MS Dhoni managed a fifty while the rest of the batsmen failed to get going.Virat Kohli got out for 3 while Shikhar Dhawan managed a golden duck. Ambati Rayudu also couldn’t open his account while Dinesh Karthik made just 12 runs.”It was one of those matches where the top order didn’t click,” paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar told reporters in Adelaide on Monday.”It can happen with you when you play so much cricket.”So it was just one of those things … it’s very rare for us.””We have been in this situation before,” he said.”We know it won’t be impossible to win the series but it won’t be easy for us as we are playing away from home.”We are preparing in a manner where we have to win our next two matches so it’s a kind of knockout for us, we can’t afford to lose this match.”Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India face Australia in the next ODI.Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of the batting order, which was apparent during team’s 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 22nd hundred in 50-over format.advertisementDhoni’s 51 off 96 balls and failing to rotate the strike has brought to focus the rejigging that skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have to fret upon.With Dhoni being slotted at No 5 even though vice-captain Rohit wants the veteran to bat a notch higher but cues from India’s training session made it clear that the team is unlikely to tinker with the batting order.India’s batting order did come under the spotlight at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The top three (Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli) have enjoyed a fairly consistent run since 2016.Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | My heart started beating faster after India call-up: Shubman Gilllast_img read more


Lukaku wants Man Utd song to stop

November 16, 2019

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first_imgRomelu Lukaku ‘They’re talking more about the song than goals’ – Lukaku wants Man Utd song to stop Goal 15:42 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Romelu Lukaku Man Utd 2017 Getty Images Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Southampton v Manchester United Southampton Premier League The “racist” song was heard again in the stands at the weekend and the 24-year-old has urged it to stop Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has released a statement via agent Mino Raiola urging fans to stop chanting a song celebrating the size of his manhood.Kick It Out branded the chant as “racist” after it was heard during a home encounter with Everton, but despite urges from both the club and the player not to sing it, United fans were heard singing it as the 24-year-old Belgium international was on target against Southampton in Saturday’s 1-0 win.Now, through agent Mino Raiola, Lukaku has reiterated his desire for the song to stop. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “He would like this song to stop. They are talking more about the song than about his football. That’s his and my quote,” Raiola said, as reported by The Times.Lukaku has been a key figure has United have charged to second in the Premier League table, trailing neighbours Man City only on goal difference.He has scored six goals in his first six league outings for the Red Devils – a tally unsurpassed for the club in the Premier League era.last_img read more


Miami WR Commit Lawrence Cager On Hurricanes’ 2016 No. 1 Recruiting Class, “We Going To Win, They Ain’t Going Nowhere”

October 27, 2019

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first_imgLawrence Cager at the Army All-American Game.Confidence a characteristic Miami four-star wide receiver commit Lawrence Cager is certainly not lacking. Wednesday afternoon, Tyler Donohue, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report, sent out a tweet about the Hurricanes’ 2016 recruiting class. Miami’s class currently ranks No. 1 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, but Donohue emphasized that Al Golden will need to notch plenty of wins next fall in order for those players currently pledged to The U to stay committed. Securing victories won’t be a problem for Miami in 2015, Cager says. @TDsTake oh we going to win they ain’t going nowhere— Lawrence Cager (@Uncle_Leroy3) February 11, 2015Hopefully Cager and the 2015 Miami team will be able to back up that confidence. The Hurricanes begin their campaign Sept. 5 against Bethune-Cookman.last_img read more


Toronto launches public consultation to address exotic animal and mobile zoo problem

October 17, 2019

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first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s most populous city has an exotic animal problem.Staff with the City of Toronto admit that a bylaw on prohibited animals contains loopholes allowing so-called mobile zoos — which take animals around for events ranging from birthday parties to church picnics — to flourish with little oversight, raising concerns about animal welfare and human health.To deal with the issue, the city has launched a wide-ranging consultation on prohibited animals that involves an online survey for the public, as well as meetings with exotic animal businesses and animal welfare groups to address the “significant rise” in mobile zoos.Toronto already has an extensive list of banned animals, such as monkeys, tigers and alligators, and owning one could result in a $240 fine. But the city admits there are weaknesses in the rules, particularly when it comes to mobile zoos.“We don’t know who’s bringing animals into the city, what kind of animals they’re bringing into the city and where they’re using these animals and how they’re using these animals,” said Elizabeth Glibbery, manager of the city’s animal services department. “We have no idea at this time.”An investigation by The Canadian Press last fall found that mobile zoos working with exotics — wild animals taken from their natural habitat or bred in captivity and not native to the country — appear to be on the rise in Canada, with industry watchers blaming a patchwork of outdated and inconsistent laws and bylaws for the trend.Some experts have said exposure to disease through mobile animal businesses is a concern since many exotics harbour contagions that do them no harm but can put humans at serious risk. Animals who are not adapted to endure significant human contact may also lash out in unexpected ways.Data on mobile zoos is hard to come by. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for instance, had indicated late last year it only had five such mobile zoos registered in the province, but a list compiled from industry watchdog Zoocheck shows nearly 70 have popped up in the Greater Toronto Area over the past few years.In Toronto, a prohibited animal bylaw granted mobile zoos an exemption to the rule if they were accredited by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, the self-regulating industry group for which members pay dues, and were located in an industrial zone.Last December, an amendment to the bylaw got rid of that exemption, but grandfathered in companies already operating in the city.At the same time, city council also tried to get rid of another part of the bylaw that allowed exotic animals to be taken anywhere in the city as part of an educational program.It was at that point that about two dozen operations contacted the city to complain they weren’t consulted, Glibbery said.“We didn’t realize how many businesses this would affect,” Glibbery said, adding 26 business that deal with exotic animals were scheduled to sit down with the city in the coming weeks.Now it seems everything is on the table, Glibbery said, from ridding the city of mobile zoos entirely to changing Toronto’s list of prohibited animals, including the possibility of moving to a “positive” list — a list of animals people can own, as opposed to those they can’t.It has taken years for the loopholes in Toronto’s prohibited animal bylaw to be addressed, with city staff citing the backlog of work at the licensing and standards department for the slow progress. The exceptions to the rules may well have remained in the dark were it not for a now-infamous flamingo.In 2013, Coun. Paula Fletcher said she heard complaints about a kangaroo being walked on a leash in her ward.Incredulous, she started researching and discovered Hands On Exotics, a Toronto-based company that describes itself as an animal shelter specializing in exotics. It runs what it calls education programs for schools, community centres and private events, like birthday parties, where animals are taken to meet the public.Fletcher found that Hands On Exotics was operating in her ward and owned the kangaroo she had seen, along with many other animals on the prohibited list. She decided to visit the organization to learn more.“I looked in their window and saw a flamingo in this large room standing on one foot in an aluminum pie tin in small amount of water,” Fletcher said in an interview. “I felt terribly sorry for that flamingo and it spurred me on. We have to get a proper bylaw to protect these exotic animals from being exploited in this city.”Hands On Exotics said the flamingo had access to plenty of water and emphatically denied what Fletcher said she saw.Seth Falk, the owner of the company, said his business treats animals well and is inspected regularly by the OSPCA.“For us, most of our shows are with special needs people and seniors and those who can’t go to the zoo,” he said. “Education with animals isn’t going to be done in the same manner in every facility.”But Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker, who is leading a push to rid the city of mobile zoos, scoffed at that explanation.“Nobody is really educated, they’re just entertained with some novelty items and it’s totally unnecessary,” he said, highlighting the case of the infamous flamingo.“If a family tells me they want to buy a flamingo, or have a flamingo come for a visit, well I’m sorry, you cannot buy a flamingo or hang out with a flamingo in your home, you must be crazy.”Flamingos, incidentally, are not currently on Toronto’s prohibited animals list.After its public consultations, the city’s licensing and standards bureau will draft a report on prohibited animals in the city that will make its way through committee and council meetings.last_img read more


Malaysia asked where money for Lanka went

October 8, 2019

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He said there were allegations that Patmanaban has since been detained by British authorities for having links with terrorists and for money laundering.“There are numerous claims, allegations and queries about the fund. We can’t possibly answer for Ramasamy.“As a responsible party deputy secretary-general and state deputy chairman, Ramasamy must come clean on the issue to safeguard party interests. “The public wants to know if the money reached the Tamil war victims of Sri Lanka,” he told the Malaysian website Free Malaysia Today.He said rumors were circulating that the money had been deposited to a personal account of a London-based Sri Lankan called Patmanaban. Ramasamy in a news report in 2009, said the campaign was endorsed by the state government.“This campaign is being launched on humanitarian grounds and is not racially-motivated,” he said.Efforts to reach Ramasamy today for comments were futile as he did not reply to calls and text messages.DAP Penang chairman Chow Kon Yeow has claimed that he knew very little of the details of the fund, except that “it had been sent out.” Malaysia’s Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has been asked to clarify where the money collected under the Sri Lanka Tamil War Victims Relief Fund in 2009 has gone, the Malaysian media reported today.G Asoghan, chairman of the Jalan Bagan Luar branch, said Ramasamy must explain what happened to the estimated RM73,000 collected from mainly Malaysian Indians for the fund. Due to his branch’s involvement in the initial stage, Asoghan said many contributors have been questioning him on the status of the funds collected. “This is not a small matter and he can’t go on being quiet. He’s got to clear the air once and for all to prevent DAP from being accused of sponsoring terrorists and terrorism,” said Asoghan. He said his branch was indirectly involved in the issue as it organised the first meeting of the relief fund committee presided by Ramasamy. Several contributors are contemplating lodging reports with the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the issue if Ramasamy fails to explain publicly soon.Asoghan said he had openly called on Ramasamy to “clear the air” only after failing to obtain replies from the party leadership.Penang DAP launched its Sri Lankan Tamils Relief Fund to help ethnic Tamil civilians injured in the fighting between the military and Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. read more


Beauty is in the eye of the gasholder for Oval cricket fans

September 25, 2019

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In his own inimitable manner, Henry Blofeld once summed up the mounting tension at the Oval cricket ground by claiming fans were so quiet as a bowler delivered that “you can hear the creak of the gasometer”. But under controversial plans now given the green light, the Grade II listed structure is to be dismantled and rebuilt with a modern block of flats tucked inside its frame. Credit: Lambeth Council Cricketing… For more than a century, that iconic towering skeletal frame that looms over the pitch has been synonymous with Test match cricket. Mr Blofeld, the 78-year-old retired cricket commentator, said the planned changes to the cricketing world’s most famous skyline is a “tremendous pity” that will see him “shed a tear”. Architects impression of the apartments inside the gasholder on Kennington Lane, South London Architects impression of the apartments inside the gasholder on Kennington Lane, South London 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. read more


Southern Gold likes Cambodia

September 24, 2019

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first_imgAdelaide-based Southern Gold has not ruled out further exploration project acquisitions in Cambodia. Addressing the first day in Perth today of the 2007 Paydirt Asia Pacific DownUnder Conference, Southern Gold’s Managing Director, Stephen Biggins, said the Company had no intention of “sitting still” on its initial foray into Cambodia’s gold and base metals prospects. “We believe there will be a flood of new minerals investment into this region as Cambodia has a very welcoming government, the small local mining sector has had no previous exploration, it is politically stable and is showing all the signs of becoming a successful emerging South East Asian economy,” Biggins said.“We have built up a solid first mover tenement portfolio in Cambodia’s northeast over the past 18 months but the country hosts a large number of undrilled ore bodies that are literally ‘sticking out of the ground’. These prospects are in a region of virgin geology – rare globally – with no exploration other than small-scale artisinal workings. Southern Gold has used its early mover advantage to establish contacts and build networks in Cambodia.” “However, our sampling work to date shows that all of our eight tenements totalling 1,842 km2 of prospective terrain, exhibit high grade gold and base metals potential. Within this environment, we are keen to add to our assets whilst moving next quarter into our first drilling programs in Cambodia, on partially oxidised massive sulphide veins within the Snoul prospect.”Southern Gold recently increased its security of tenure to explore for gold in Cambodia after converting three of its 100%-owned Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) tenements, to granted Exploration and Exploitation Licences (EEL). EELs are valid for six years but must be renewed every two years during the term of the EEL.last_img read more


Geek Pick Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

September 20, 2019

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first_imgStay on target Having the right playlist or podcast can make a difference for your workouts. And, if you’re looking for a wearable that offers high-tech tracking and audio perks, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is the ultimate all-in-one GPS smartwatch.Our sister site PCMag.com says the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music provides advanced health stats, shows notifications from your smartphone, and comes with ample storage space your favorite audio and song files. At $247.94, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is around the same price point as other popular smartwatches, however, you can customize the type of listening experience you want for multiple types of physical activities, including running and strength training. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is available to purchase on Amazon.com.Design-wise, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music comes in two color options: black with silver hardware (the buckle) and granite blue with rose gold. It has a sleek shape with a 1.2-inch diameter touch screen that makes it easy to swipe through settings and health stats. This GPS smartwatch’s battery life is also stellar: On a full charge, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music can last up to seven days in smartwatch mode and five hours using GPS and playing music via Bluetooth at the same time.Tracking variety is another key feature of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music. Unlike other smartwatches, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music enables you to record more than 15 different kinds of workouts, including running, walking, indoor cycling, yoga, and rowing. If you’re headed for a long walk or run outside, the smartwatch’s built-in GPS will record your outdoor workouts. In addition to monitoring heart rate, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music gives insights on fitness age estimates, your VO2 Max, and stress levels. One downside though is that the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music doesn’t offer women’s health tracking.Need to step up your music options when you workout? The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is the ultimate audio companion for your sweat sessions. It can play audiobooks, podcasts, and your favorite beats via Bluetooth headphones. An additional 3.5GB of storage allows you to store up to 500 songs and if you’re into music streaming services like Deezer and iHeartRadio, you can connect and download playlists from them.For more specs on the Garmin Vivoactive 3, head over to PCMag.com for the full product review. And, if you’re looking for other fitness tracker options, check out our Geek Pick: Fossil Sport review and our Best Fitness Trackers for Tech Lovers roundup.More on Geek.com:Geek Pick: Fossil Sport Is a Stylish Smartwatch for Everyday UseGeek Pick: Sonos (Gen 2) Is a Sleek Smart Speaker for Tech LoversGeek Pick: Marshall Stanmore II Voice Is a Smart Speaker for Audiophiles Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more


20yearold sues Dicks Walmart over new gun policies

September 19, 2019

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first_imgPORTLAND — A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle this week because of his age.Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to people 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying legally bought the AR-15 used in the attack.The lawsuits, obtained by The Associated Press, are believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies enacted in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting in Florida.Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at 18.Tyler Watson’s lawsuits filed against the retailers in two separate counties claim he faced age discrimination from Dick’s and Walmart.The lawsuits in Jackson and Josephine counties both ask a judge to put a stop to the retailers’ new gun sale policies and award punitive damages because of the “willful nature of the discrimination.”Legal papers say a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell Watson a .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit says a Walmart in Grants Pass, Oregon, refused to sell him an unspecified type of rifle on March 3.last_img read more


Ljungberg explains how Emery has changed Arsenal

September 17, 2019

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first_imgArsenal youth academy coach Fredrik Ljungberg, explained the many ways in which Unai Emery has changed the club since he arrived.The whole process that Spanish manager Unai Emery has gone through is very interesting, nobody believed he was capable of making Arsenal great again but he has been proving himself further.One of the former players from that extinct ‘Invincibles’ squad is Swedish winger Fredrik Ljungberg, the former player who came back to the club of his life to teach the younger generations and today is helping the Spaniard produce several talented players that can change the club’s present.Playing under legendary manager Arsene Wenger for so long, gave Freddie the necessary experience to come back and transmit similar concepts to the young players who can help the Gunners improve later in their careers.The whole time that Unai Emery has been the Arsenal manager was good enough for everybody to realize that this Spaniard is actually a good bet for the club, the Gunners are one of the most competitive clubs in English football today and that is thanks to the work he has done so far.5. Freddie Ljungberg reveals how Unai Emery has transformed Arsenalhttps://t.co/I0VqX20h63 pic.twitter.com/p443byXZfD— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 17, 2018“There have certainly been some changes at the club since Arsene left,” said Freddie via The Mirror.“Unai is very calm, composed and ­extremely detailed in what he ­expects. From Monday through to Friday, every single training session is very carefully planned.”“There is always a thought process to what the players are doing and the players have to be open-minded. They need to know their roles and what is expected of them.”“We speak regularly – and always after every U-23 game – because he wants that connection and for the teams below to replicate what ­happens in the first team.”“That’s fine for me because our principles are quite similar about how the game should be played – players who can play out from the back and not feel uncomfortable in any situation on the field. It’s detailed, with lots of ­information, but the philosophy is simple.”“My job is to get as many players up into the first team as possible. He can take as many as he wants,” he continued.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…“The important thing is to make sure the boys are ready because he is a manager who believes in young players and what they can do.”“That has always been a feature of successful Arsenal teams. I want to provide players who can go up because they have the ability. But they will also have to know how to do the dirty stuff, at times, when they need to dig deep.”“The manager wants players who are ready to make their mark, but they have to be able to be part of a ­structure. That’s the way he is. He wants players who can ­express themselves, but within a ­discipline. He has come in with new ideas, with energy and he wants to make the club better,” he concluded.Arsenal news: Freddie Ljungberg reveals changes Unai Emery has made to training sessions https://t.co/8y1NgAlxpe pic.twitter.com/sB8zpJxrkl— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) November 18, 2018Arsenal’s immediate future is still bright, but the club has a couple of very difficult matches after the international break and will put all the concepts that Unai has taught the players to the test.If the Gunners get to win at Bournemouth next weekend and the Spurs beat Chelsea at Wembley as well, the next match will be an incredibly exciting North London Derby between both sides and the winner will certainly claim the fourth spot of the competition for now.Emery has really come a long way since he started the season, he has managed to convince everybody that he truly was the answer that everybody at Arsenal was looking for but there is still more than half a season to go through.For now, the Gunners are riding the wave and doing it in style thanks to Unai.“@bpwiley: “@Arsenal: It’s 16 years since @Freddie scored on his @Arsenal debut. pic.twitter.com/c3XLoTujkL” >>one of the best days of my life!— Freddie Ljungberg (@freddie) September 20, 2014Name the main differences between this new Unai Emery Arsenal and Arsene Wenger’s squad from last season. Please leave your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more


Suspected getaway driver in Mountain View Park double homicide pleads not guilty

September 17, 2019

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ashlie Rodriguez May 15, 2018 Suspected getaway driver in Mountain View Park double homicide pleads not guiltycenter_img Ashlie Rodriguez, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The suspected getaway driver in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men at Mountain View Park in San Diego pleaded not guilty Tuesday to special circumstance murder charges that could lead to the death penalty if he’s convicted.Shannon Bryant, 29, was ordered held without bail in connection with the May 6 deaths of 33-year-old Tony Jackson and 37-year-old Robert Brown. Both were shot in the chest from close range about 1:20 p.m., police said.Earlier in the day, Jackson had been involved in a confrontation with a second suspect, 28-year-old Elliot Williams, on nearby Ocean View Boulevard, Deputy District Attorney Ted Fiorito said.Bryant and Williams met up and Bryant drove around the area four times before stopping at the park where the shootings occurred, according to the prosecutor.After the murders, Bryant sent a news article about the shootings to Williams and told him to delete it, Fiorito said.Ammunition found in Bryant’s residence was consistent with ammunition used in the murders of Jackson and Brown, the prosecutor said.Williams — the alleged shooter — was in custody on an unrelated matter when he was booked on suspicion of two counts of murder, felon in possession of ammunition and a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. His arraignment is scheduled Thursday. Posted: May 15, 2018last_img read more


EXCLUSIVE Mace hosts wellbeing week for 6300 global staff

September 15, 2019

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first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Construction and facilities management organisation Mace hosted a wellbeing week for its 6,300 worldwide employees in November 2018, to help launch its annual engagement and wellbeing survey, as well as to align with its five-year health and wellbeing plan.Mace has employees operating in over 40 countries, with more than 300 UK-based construction projects.Spearheaded by 153 global employee wellbeing ambassadors, the wellbeing week ran during the week of 5 November 2018, in 50 sites across the majority of Mace’s operating countries, although some locations hosted the wellbeing week at a different time, in order to accommodate business priorities. The wellbeing ambassadors were given the responsibility of organising the wellbeing week activities, structured around a ‘five ways of wellbeing’ theme.Dr Judith Grant, director of health and wellbeing at Mace, said: “[We] really empowered [the wellbeing ambassadors] to come up with what works for them, because what works for us in London may be very different to what works for some of our teams in Dubai or Pakistan, and wellbeing will mean different things to different people. Using the ‘five ways to wellbeing‘ was a nice structure that everyone could understand and then set up what they wanted to do individually.”The five pillars involved in this theme are: give, take notice, be active, keep learning and connect. Based around these principles, the organisation recorded 350 different activities that were planned as part of the wellbeing week. Among others, these included volunteering opportunities, lunchtime walks, tea and talk sessions, attending art galleries, yoga classes, spinning sessions, high intensity interval training workouts, art classes and Spanish tutorials.Employees were also encouraged to network with each other while participating in activities, and many staff engaged using #MaceWellbeingWeek on social media.The wellbeing week corresponded with Mace’s wider five-year health and wellbeing plan, which will be a focus for the business until 2022. One pillar of this strategy is around creating wellbeing opportunities and raising awareness of the available support that can help employees with their health and wellness. This is where the wellbeing week fits into Mace’s broader wellbeing roadmap. “It has to be part of a wider health and wellbeing strategy,” Grant explained. “Wellbeing week was one element of a far wider organisational strategy to improve health and wellbeing.”The other pillars of Mace’s five-year plan include managing the health risks common in the construction industry, such as noise, dust and stress, becoming thought leaders and sharing best practice to champion health and wellness within the sector, developing healthy buildings to minimise health and wellbeing risks and looking at community wellbeing and sustainability, for example carbon emissions and sourcing resources responsibly.Mace further used its wellbeing week to launch its wellbeing and engagement survey, which this year generated a 68% response rate. The 2017 edition of the survey was used to inform and underpin the organisation’s health and wellbeing plan, so the 2018 survey was designed to track changes and developments, as well as to generate leading indicators that demonstrate the wellbeing of the business.The survey covered topics such as employee resilience, job satisfaction, engagement, and healthy behaviour habits and information; the latter category includes, for example, smoking, diet, hydration and exercise, sleep, psychological wellbeing and mental health, stress, working relationships, workloads and productivity.The 2018 survey was communicated to employees using a multi-pronged approach, comprising messages on the intranet, webinars with wellbeing ambassadors, emails, and briefing sessions with the HR team, health, safety and wellbeing team and the sustainability team, who would cascade information back to the business. The survey was also championed by the organisation’s chief executive officer and board members.The data from the 2018 survey is still being collated and will be fed back to both the group board and employees in February 2019.Grant concluded: “We recognise the wellbeing week on its own is not a wellbeing strategy. As part of a well-put-together health and wellbeing plan, it can, [however], be a really effective way of engaging with the business and encouraging people to engage with the wider wellbeing agenda.”last_img read more


Almost threefifths of those experiencing menopause are negatively affected at work

September 15, 2019

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first_imgAlmost three-fifths (59%) of female respondents experiencing menopausal symptoms, aged between 45 and 55, state that the menopause has had a negative impact on their experience at work, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).The survey of 2,010 female employees between the ages of 45 and 55, including 1,409 who are experiencing menopausal symptoms, also found that, of the respondents affected by the menopause at work, 65% find they are less able to concentrate, 58% believe they experience more stress and 52% state that they are less patient with clients and peers.Rachel Suff, senior policy adviser at the CIPD, said: “It’s likely that nearly every workplace in the UK has someone experiencing the menopause right now, but many managers are in the dark on how best to support them.“Rather than it being a workplace taboo, line managers should be ready to treat the menopause like any other health condition and have open, supportive conversations with women in their teams.”Three in 10 (30%) say they have taken sick leave because of menopausal symptoms; however, 45% did not disclose this to their employer for privacy reasons, while 34% cite that embarrassment prevented them from revealing why they had to take time off. A further third (32%) did not disclose the reason for their sick leave due to having an unsupportive manager.Female respondents feel more supported by their colleagues (48%) when going through the menopause than by their manager (32%).Suff added: “Our guidance shows that if employers create a culture where everyone can talk openly about health issues, such as the menopause, women are much more likely to feel confident about asking for the support they need to be effective in their role.“Managers also need to work closely with their HR teams to understand what simple, practical adjustments can be made to help women feel more comfortable and able to manage their work.”last_img read more


County Hopes to Recoup Price Paid for Parcel Next to Panama City

September 13, 2019

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first_imgBay County, Fla., could lose about $1.6 million when it sells an 8.4-acre parcel it purchased in 2010 to protect Naval Support Activity Panama City from encroachment unless a new appraisal results in a significantly higher value for the tract.Installation officials had requested federal funding to purchase the land but were unsuccessful in securing the money. In the face of a company’s plans to develop the site, which is located next to the support activity, the county stepped in and paid $2.9 million for the property, reported the Panama City News Herald.Local officials wanted to preserve the facility’s 3,100 civilian and military jobs and $400 million annual economic impact.Now the state has agreed to purchase the property, but it will pay no more than the appraised value, which last year was $1.3 million. The state Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a new appraisal.Former County Commissioner Mike Thomas said at a recent commission meeting the property is so important he would support giving it to the Navy, according to the story.“[Navy officials] don’t want residents around that [base],” Thomas said. “It was a good deal for the county when we [bought the property]” he said. “It was a good deal for the county now. And it will be a great deal for the Navy base if it follows through.”The Navy has been trying to acquire the parcel since 2001, John Skaggs, community planning and liaison officer for the base, told commissioners.Since the Navy’s failed attempt to purchase the parcel, “We’ve been working to try and secure that property any way we can with grants and the support community, and now through the state,” Skaggs said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more