12 dead in Mizoram landslides, flood in 9 days

first_imgAt least 12 people have died and 877 buildings destroyed in Mizoram due to landslide and flood triggered by incessant rains lashing the state since June 9, an official report said today.While 10 persons died in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, one person each died in Aizawl and Serchhip districts during the past nine days, said the state Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department report.Altogether 165 buildings were destroyed and 299 houses damaged by landslide, mudslide and flood in Lunglei, followed by Lawngtlai district where 51 houses were destroyed.The flood also damaged 137 hectares of cultivated areas and 62 fish ponds.last_img read more

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Do not cut forces in the hills: Mamata

first_imgDescribing the Centre’s decision to withdraw forces from the Darjeeling hills as “contrary to common sense” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote “strong letters” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. Speaking to journalists at the State Secretariat after a meeting with the political parties in the Darjeeling hills, Ms. Banerjee said that she had urged them not to withdraw forces.In a communication to the West Bengal government on Sunday, the Home Ministry informed that 10 of the 15 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed in Darjeeling will be de-attached with effect from October 16. Ms. Banerjee said that she had spoken to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, after which it was decided that seven companies of the CAPF would be withdrawn.A fuming Ms Banerjee called the decision unfortunate and unconstitutional and said that the decision to withdraw forces at a time when normalcy was returning to the hills was “politically and administratively a bad decision”. “Does the Centre not want peace to return in Darjeeling?” Ms. Banerjee said.‘Constructive’The CM said that the third bilateral talks with the hill leaders held during the day were constructive, and the leaders emphasised the need to ensure that peace prevails in the region. Ms. Banerjee said that the issue of paying compensation to those killed in the violence was raised and the State government is examining the matter.last_img read more

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Bottas takes Brazilian GP pole after Hamilton crashes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ It’s been a tough weekend in Brazil for Mercedes.Several team members — Hamilton was not present — were held up at gun point on Friday. There were no injuries, and the team reported watches and passports being stolen when a team van was attacked.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 shutoutAlso, FIA spokesman Matteo Bonciani said the car in which he was riding from the track on Friday was also attacked by a gun-wielding gang. He was not injured as the thieves failed to penetrate the armor-plated car.“First of all, I’m happy that everyone is one big piece,” Bottas said after qualifying, referring to Mercedes team members robbed at gun point. “Nothing happened physically to anybody, but obviously it’s a pretty bad situation to be in. I’m just happy everyone is still here.” For NBA, Chicago is slam dunk for 2020 All-Star festivities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Hamilton stunned fans when he was out of qualifying just minutes after it began.He came sideways out of a turn and crashed the left side of his car into a padded retaining wall. As the car was lifted off the track, the front left tire dangled from the mangled front end.Hamilton suggested a damp track might have been to blame.“I’ll do the best that I can to try to recover from it,” he said.There’s almost nothing left in the season to decide, apart from the winners of the last two races. The secondary fight is for second, with Vettel of Ferrari leading Bottas by 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Crews remove a car from the track after Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, crashed his car during the qualifying session for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. APSAO PAULO — Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix from a qualifying session in which Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed on the first lap on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Hamilton, who won his fourth Formula One championship two weeks ago in Mexico, walked away from the car without injury and will start at the back of the grid on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “The maximum stimulation you can get now is to finish second,” Vettel said. “If we don’t manage to do that, then we failed. We failed once this season, and I don’t want to fail again.”Added Bottas: “Our target is to still try to get second place. So we really need to have a strong race here and also in Abu Dhabi.”Bottas will be shooting for his third victory this season to match wins in Russia and Austria. It’s also his third career pole.In the team standing, the top four teams are set and will not change in the last two races.Bottas set an Interlagos track record of 1 minute 8.322 seconds. Vettel was second followed by Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari and Max Verstappen of Red Bull fourth.Vettel was leading until Bottas posted a quicker lap. The German acknowledged he should have had the pole.“I chickened out a little bit on the brakes in the final run and it cost me,” Vettel said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

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PBA: CJ Perez explodes for 39 as Columbian nails first win, shreds NLEX

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Column: Let’s ignore Drake for the rest of the NBA Finals CJ Perez soars for a slam. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Columbian cruised to its first victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the expense of an equally struggling NLEX, 120-105, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The Dyip leaned on freshman CJ Perez, who had 39 points on a 16-for-21 shooting clip. He also had nine rebounds, three steals and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT Import Kyle Barone saved his best individual performance for his last game in a Dyip uniform, scoring 31 points and pulling down eight rebounds.“Coming from three straight losses, they [indeed] played hard,” said coach Johnedel Cardel. “Hopefully when we play Magnolia, [the Hotshots] are still on vacation mode.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBarone will be replaced by Lester Prosper from the Dominican Republic, who is set to join the team on June 4.Tony Mitchell had 32 points in his second game with the Road Warriors. Three more locals scored in twin digits, but their combined effort was unable to stop the bleeding. NLEX slid to 0-4.Columbian plunges into a long break before taking on Philippine Cup finalist Magnolia at Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX, meanwhile, continues to grope for answers with a young but dangerous Blackwater awaiting the team. The two lock horns this Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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Australian Teams Named

first_imgTouch Football Australia have announced their three Open teams to compete against New Zealand in the upcoming Trans Tasman series.Teams are as follows:Men’s OpenAnthony ZiadeJason StantonSteve RobertsStuart BriertyMatt ProwseChris FarrowAsh FarrowDan WithersGavin ShukerJamie StoweDrumayne Dayberg-MuirNathan JonesJoel WilloughbyGarry SondaDylan HennessyRobert NakhlaCoach – Tony TradAssistant Coach – Peter ForresterAssistant Coach – Paul SfierManager – Gary Rose Women’s OpenBo De La CruzShelley MatchamEmily HopkinSamantha HopkinKelly McGennityKristy JuddClaire WinchesterLouise WinchesterStacey LaphamPeta RogersonRoxanne WinderSharyn WilliamsTeena McIlveenKelly WoodsRachael AddisonNIcole BeckCoach – Kerry NormanAssistant Coach – Dean RussellAssistant Coach – Michael LovettMixed OpenCandice AshleySarah SpacieNikki EtheridgeHayley McAnellyZoe Dacey-AikenKristen BossAmy HopeTony EltakchiBen MoylanScott BuckleyRyan PollockBen McCullenJamie ChanChristian FrostBrett HughesTroy MalcolmCoach – Bernie MorrisonAssistant Coach – Scott McLeodManager – Sandra HughesTouch Football Australia would like to congratulate all on their selection and wish the three teams the best of luck in Wollongong.last_img read more

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18 days agoBarcelona president Bartomeu: Squad is being rejuvenated

first_imgBarcelona president Bartomeu: Squad is being rejuvenatedby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu addressed members during the General Assembly on Sunday – assuring that the squad is being rejuvenated.Bartomeu reassured them that the club was in a healthy way despite the Champions League semi-final disappointments of the last two seasons.The Blaugrana president emphasised that the Catalans had eclipsed their nearest rivals in terms of trophies won in recent years, with 34 trophies since 2004.That’s more than Bayern Munich (27), FC Porto (21) and Real Madrid (20).”We are winners,” said Bartomeu who stressed that 20 of those titles were under his spell as president.”We are living up to our dimension,” he said.”We have to continue renovating the squad to continue with this natural evolution with talent from both home and abroad.”We are sure this will be a winning generation,” he added, mentioning the likes of Ansu Fati, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati, Abel Ruiz and Alex Collado. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Alabama 5-Star RB Commit Damien Harris Isn’t Fazed By Crimson Tide’s Tough Schedule

first_imgPhil Steele posts about the hardest football schedules for the 2015 season.phil steele toughest schedules 2015Alabama’s path to the College Football Playoff this fall will be a tough one. The Crimson Tide open their season against Wisconsin, host Ole Miss, Arkansas and LSU, and travel to Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn, among others. Noted college football expert Phil Steele has Alabama’s schedule ranked as the country’s toughest. Top 10 toughest schedule 2015 1. Alabama 2. USC 3. Arkansas 4. California 5. Washngton 6. Auburn 7. Texas 8. Utah 9. Stanford @Pac12Networks— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) May 14, 2015This doesn’t seem to faze Crimson Tide five-star running back commit Damien Harris.Let’s get it https://t.co/WJGmR8mbzE— Damien Harris (@DHx34) May 14, 2015A 11-1 season and a win in the SEC Championship Game is likely what Alabama needs to make the College Football Playoff? Can the Crimson Tide get there?last_img read more

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Scotline Orders New Ship at Royal Bodewes

first_imgzoom Essex-based shipping company Scotline has decided to expand its fleet as it ordered a new coaster at Royal Bodewes Group in the Netherlands.The contract for the construction of the 4,785 dwt Bodewes Trader-type vessel includes an option of a second sister vessel.The vessel, to be named MV Scot Carrier, will have a length of 89.98 meters, a beam of 15.2 meters and a maximum sailing draft of 5.68 meters.It will be sailing under the British Flag and will be classed by Lloyds Register, the company said.The hull is expected to be launched in September and the newbuild is slated for delivery in November 2018.As informed, Scot Carrier will be fully container fitted, with Swedish ice class 1B and will be built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions to be ready for the ballast water treatment system.Scot Carrier will be the most recent addition to Scotline’s fleet of eight owned vessels. Last year, the company took delivery of Scot Navigator as part of its efforts to renew some of its older tonnage.The company runs a fleet of coasters serving Northern Europe with regular routes between Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Baltic States, the Netherlands, France and the UK.last_img read more

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LIVE – Video stream of the Caribou Recover Public Meeting

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The Province of B.C. will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. about the draft Caribou recovery program.The meeting will happen at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in Fort St. John.  Energeticcity.ca will be streaming the meeting when it starts at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be live streamed below or on our Facebook and Youtube pages.Video is not published or doesn’t exist.last_img

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SCO to hold joint antiterrorism exercise in 2019

first_imgBeijing: India, Pakistan and the other members states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will take part in a joint anti-terrorism exercise to be held this year by the grouping. The decision to hold the joint exercise ‘Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019’ was announced during the 34th meeting of the SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) council held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Xinhua news agency reported. The SCO, in which China plays an influential role, is also comprised of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan were admitted into the bloc in 2017. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Delegations of the competent authorities of India, Kazakhstan, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the RATS Executive Committee attended the meeting. Chaired by Russia, the meeting also declared plans to hold the first stage of the joint border operation “Solidarity 2019-2021,” the 7th meeting of the heads of the border services, and training workshops on identifying and preventing the use of the Internet for terrorist, separatist and extremist purposes. RATS is a permanent organ of the SCO which serves to promote cooperation of member states against the three evils of terrorism, separatism and extremism. It is headquartered in Tashkent. The next meeting of the Council of the RATS SCO is scheduled to be held in Russia in September 2019.last_img read more

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As son father join Cong Anil may lose cabinet post in HP

first_imgShimla: Faced with a piquant situation at home after his son Ashray Sharma and father Sukh Ram, former telecom minister joined the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, minister for power Anil Sharma is set to lose his cabinet post.”I don’t know why they did so. I have been trying to convince them against this (decision). There is no other option but to resign on moral grounds by post now,” said Anil Sharma when contacted during the day. Sharma said he has already briefed Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and also conveyed his helplessness to dissuade the duo from joining the Congress. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Anil Sharma had also defected from the Congress in 2017 when he was a cabinet minister. He joined the BJP, which also gave him a ticket from Mandi assembly constituency. He defeated Chamba Thakur, daughter of then cabinet minister Kaul Singh Thakur. Jai Ram Thakur inducted Anil Sharma as minister for power and multi-purpose projects. However now, it was the turn of his son to turn to the Congress after his demand for a BJP ticket from Mandi parliamentary constituency was not conceded by the party. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe BJP has fielded Ram Swaroop Sharma, a sitting MP from Mandi – which is also a native district of Jai Ram Thakur. Annoyed over the BJP shutting the doors at him, Sukh Ram established contacts with Rahul Gandhi and expressed his desire to return to the Congress since he was already 92 years, and had a wish to launch political career of his grandson Ashray Sharma, elder brother of Aayush Sharma, who married film star Salman Khan’s sister Aaprita. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, when contacted, said Pandit Sukh Ram was not a member of the BJP and his return to the Congress was his personal matter. “Ashray Sharma had been lobbying of a BJP ticket for Lok Sabha but he too had never taken membership of the BJP. The party’s prospects for the Lok Sabha polls will not get affected in any manner,” he said admitting that Anil Sharma did indeed meet him on Monday morning to inform that Ashray Sharma and Pt Sukh Ram have decided to join the Congress. During the day, both Sukh Ram and Ashray Sharma had reached Congress headquarters where they joined the Congress in presence of AICC in-charge Rajni Patil, PCC president Kuldeep Rathore and CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri. Later in the evening, the Congress insiders said Ashray Sharma’s ticket for Mandi has been cleared, though a formal announcement will follow on March 30. There are reports that the party wanted former CM Virbhadra Singh to fight from Mandi Lok Sabha which he had won in 2009 and became a minister in UPA-II. But he refused to contest and even his son Vikramaditya Singh, a Congress MLA, was also not prepared. The Congress found an opportunity to give a jolt to the ruling BJP. Sukh Ram was expelled from the Congress in 1996 after CBI raids and his arrest in telecom scam when Narasimha Rao was Prime Minister. He later joined the BJP-led coalition government in 1998. Yet, he had to quit the cabinet post after a CBI court framed charges against him. He returned to the Congress in 2003-2004 but again went back to the BJP in 2017 before assembly polls, alleging humiliations in the hands of Virbhadra Singh. This is s second time he is back but with a motive to launch the political career of his grandson.last_img read more

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Godse extremist remark Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail

first_imgChennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) candidate in the bye-election for the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, the actor speaking about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, said: “The first extremist of independent India was a Hindu — Nathuram Godse. It all started from there.” Haasan made the comment in a locality were Muslims lived in large numbers. His comment created a huge row nationwide and police complaints were filed in Aravakuruchi against Haasan for trying to create enimity between communities.last_img read more

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ConocoPhillips Delivers Positive Outlook To Joint Chamber

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With prices for North Slope crude oil on the rise, companies like ConocoPhillips are beginning to increase investments. Vice President of North Slope Operations and Development, Lisa Bruner presented a ‘rosy’ outlook for the company at a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday: “I can attribute it to a really fantastic workforce that we have here in Alaska. I have worked for the company all over the globe, and the deep competency levels we have here in Alaska are unparalleled to anything else on the globe.”  Company executive vice president Matt Fox calls the results “promising.” The company says it originally planned to drill five wells, including two appraisal wells at Willow. Alaska earned ConocoPhillips $445 million of its $1.14 billion profits during the last quarter of 2017. Alaska was also the most profitable area in the world for ConocoPhillips in 2017, according to a report released by the company. According to a release from the company, three appraisal wells supported a previously announced estimate of at least 300 million barrels of oil at its Willow Discovery leasing area within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Bruner: “If you look at our portfolio going forward we are actually demonstrating the potential for increases in production over time. That’s coming from the continued development of resources that we’ve discovered, and our exploration program has been really active and very successful. We’ve recently announced a discovery called Willow.”  On Tuesday, North Slope crude closed at $84.16, according to the Department of Revenue’s latest available price data.last_img read more

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Kenai Soldotna Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

first_imgThe LeeShore Center will be hosting its annual Spring Community Awareness Workshop: On Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, on April 1-5. The LeeShore Center in Kenai, and the Haven House in Homer, have full-time staff and volunteers who work year-round to address sexual assault in the Kenai Peninsula, by providing 24-hour crisis services. The proclamation will be introduced at the Soldotna City Council meeting at 6 p.m., on Wednesday. Barbara Walters, Training and Education Coordinator at the LeeShore Center: “We’re holding the community awareness workshop, and that is a 40 hour workshop here at the LeeShore Center. It is open to the community and we will be discussing domestic violence, sexual assault, and the effects of domestic violence on children.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai, Soldotna City Councils have issued a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Community Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault is a 5- day workshop held each April and October.  Walters: “We will have guest speakers from the office for children services, the District Attorney’s office, and also our staff will be doing different parts of the workshop all week long.” last_img read more

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NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (March 18-25):VIDEO: Candidates Night Gives Hopefuls A Chance To Make Their Case To VotersTewksbury Police Learn To Skate Program Will Take Place In LowellTewksbury Library To Hold Mini-Golf FundraiserTewksbury Attorney Ellen Wright Named A ‘Lawyer Of Distinction’Tewksbury Girls 7 Blue: Road To A ChampionshipTewksbury Tribune: Local Band Plays Huge Gig At Middle East Downstairs In Cambridge Your Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”last_img read more

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Centre claims privilege over leaked Rafale papers SC reserves order

first_imgRafale fighter aircraft.ReutersThe Supreme Court on Thursday, March 14, reserved its order on whether it would examine the documents shared by advocate Prashant Bhushan and others in the review petitions filed in the Rafale jet deal controversy. The case was being heard by a three-judge bench of the top court comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph.The Centre claimed privilege over documents pertaining to Rafale fighter jet deal and told the apex court that no one can produce them in the court without the permission of the department concerned. Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, referred to Section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) to buttress his claim.Justice Joseph told Venugopal that the RTI Act has an overriding effect on the Official Secrets Act. He pointed out that “public interest outweighs” in cases of corruption and human rights violation. The Centre is bound to furnish documents in such cases, the apex court judge said. ReutersHowever, the petitioners argued that not everything can be brushed aside in the name of national security. Petitioner Prashant Bhushan has presented photocopies of the ‘secret’ documents related to Rafale fighter jet deal in the top court to back petition seeking review of last year’s judgment on Rafale deal.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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Wednesday Nov 19th on AFROs First Edition

first_imgWhat is being described as a “killer batch” of heroin is cutting a deadly path through Maryland, claiming dozens of lives. We’ll talk about the decades-long battle against heroin addiction in Baltimore with Israel Cason, founder of “I Can’t, We Can,” an addiction recovery program; Baltimore AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro and Fox 45 investigative producer Stephen Janis. Plus, Fox News not only demolished CNN and MSNBC in the ratings during their Election Night coverage, Nov. 4, Fox News also defeated ABC, NBC and CBS. What is behind Fox News’ new level of ratings dominance? We’ll examine some of the cultural, political and racial implications tonight on First Edition, 5 to7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9.last_img read more

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Netflix Plans to Raise Another 15 Billion in Debt Financing for Original

first_imgNetflix is going deeper into hock — announcing plans to offer $1.5 billion in debt notes — money it needs as it continues to dial up spending on original TV shows and movies.[UPDATE: On Monday evening, Netflix priced the debt offering at $1.9 billion, a substantial increase from the initial plan.]In announcing the planned debt financing Monday, Netflix included the standard boilerplate that it expects to use the net proceeds “for general corporate purposes,” but the company has been clear that it’s plowing capital into content. The financial instrument Netflix is using is to as referred as “junk bonds” in the industry, carrying a higher yield and higher degree of risk than investment-grade bonds.Netflix reported booming first-quarter 2018 results last week, exceeding subscriber-growth estimates both in the U.S. and abroad, to hit 125 million total streaming customers at the end of the period. The company reiterated that it expects content spending to be $7.5 billion to $8 billion for 2018 on a profit/loss basis, in line with its previous estimates. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Netflix also told investors it will “continue to raise debt as needed to fund our increase in original content.” Netflix had $2.6 billion in cash and equivalents as of March 31, along with $6.54 billion in long-term debt and $3.44 billion in long-term content payment obligations.“Our debt levels are quite modest as a percentage of our enterprise value, and we believe the debt is lower cost of capital compared to equity,” Netflix said in its April 16 quarterly shareholder letter.The latest proposed debt offering is the fifth time in a little more than three years that Netflix is raising $1 billion or more through bonds. That included $1.6 billion last fall, $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) in new debt financing a year ago, $1 billion in the fall of 2016 and $1.5 billion in February 2015. In addition, last summer Netflix took out a line of credit to borrow up to $750 million.Pictured above: “Stranger Things,” one of Netflix’s most popular originalslast_img read more

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Diabetes linked to increased backache neck pain

first_imgPeople with diabetes are more likely to suffer from low backache or neck pain as compared to a healthy person, say researchers. The study showed that diabetes, which affects an estimated 382 million people worldwide, contributes to a 35 per cent higher risk of low back pain and 24 per cent risk of neck pain. However, the reason behind the pain is not fully established, the researchers said. “Diabetes and low back pain and neck pain seem to be somehow connected. We can’t say how but these findings suggest further research into the link is warranted,” said Manuela Ferreira, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in Australia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe team conducted a meta-analysis and included eight studies. The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that common diabetes medication could also influence pain, possibly via its effect on blood glucose levels. It also recommended health care professionals to consider screening for unknown diabetes in patients seeking care for neck pain or low back pain. “Neck and back pain, and diabetes, are afflicting more and more people,” noted co-author Paulo Ferreira, Associate Professor from the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. “It may be that altering treatment interventions for diabetes could reduce the incidence of back pain, and vice versa,” Paulo added. The analysis also showed that Type 2 diabetes and low backache are linked to obesity and lack of physical activity. “Our analysis adds to the evidence that weight control and physical activity play fundamental roles in health maintenance,” the researchers noted.last_img read more

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September 14 2007 Construction continues at th

first_imgSeptember 14, 2007 Construction continues at the new Visitors Center entrance [see previous reports from 7/18, 7/13, 7/11, 7/6 and 7/2/07. The crew, under Dave Tollas tutelage, prepared forms for an extension to the parking space behind the Crafts III building. This area will accommodate delivery trucks for the cafe and bakery, and two parking spaces for vehicles with handicapped visitors. [Photo & text: sa] Dave Tollas has once again resurrected the ancient concrete truck and batch plant, and the crew just hooked together the extensions for the concrete shoot. David releases the first batch and the crew distributes the concrete into the form. [Photo & text: sa] This crew consists of planning and construction interns Francesca La Malva, Alessandro Bellesia and VidhuShekhar. Landscaping coordinator Ron Chandler helps to teach concrete finishing. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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