first_imgSimilarly, Rural Development and Drinking Water andSimilarly, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministries have been tasked to ensure that the over-1,600 villages along the river become open defecation-free, he said.”The Ministry will be involved in developing villages along the river. Tourism Ministry has been roped in for works related to tourist spots along the river. Ayush Ministry will be engaged in activities such as planting medicinal plants in river areas,” Shekhar said.He said the Sports Ministry will engage youth attached to its Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in activities of Ganga cleaning and spreading awareness among public.The Water Resources Ministry had signed an MoU in this regard on June 8 last year.Apart from these, the Shipping Ministry has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing river transport infrastructure, he said.National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and is implementing various pollution abatement, aquatic resource conservation and institutional development projects under NGRBA in the five basin states on the main stem of the Ganga adopting basin-based holistic approach. PTI ENM PRM SK PRM PRMlast_img read more

Lalas: USA only has itself to blame

first_imgUnited States USA legend Lalas rues World Cup elimination: ‘We have nobody to blame but ourselves’ Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 01:18 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Alexi Lalas Mark J. Rebilas United States WC Qualification CONCACAF Trinidad and Tobago v United States Trinidad and Tobago World Cup The former U.S. national team defender has called the Americans’ failure to qualify for Russia 2018 an “incredible failure” Alexi Lalas has rued the U.S. national team’s elimination from World Cup qualifying, saying the Americans “have nobody to blame but ourselves.”The U.S. failed to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia after dropping a 2-1 result in Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, with Bruce Arena’s side falling to fifth place in CONCACAF’s final round.Much has been made of the wet, sluggish field at Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, as well as Panama’s “ghost goal” en route to the 2-1 win over Costa Rica that ultimately eliminated the U.S., but Lalas says the Americans must point the finger at themselves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “It didn’t have to happen, and that’s what is so frustrating,” Lalas said on The Herd. “It’s one thing if we’re just not any good. It’s one thing if the soccer gods do something. We have nobody to blame but ourselves. We can’t blame the other teams, we can’t blame referees, we can’t blame the weather.”We have nobody to blame but ourselves for this incredible failure.””It didn’t have to happen… We have nobody to blame but ourselves.” — @AlexiLalas reacts to #USMNT not qualifying for World Cup— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 11, 2017This marks the first time since 1986 that the U.S. won’t be participating in a World Cup, and Lalas — a Fox Sports pundit who earned 96 caps for the Americans from 1991 to 1998 — was left by disappointed by the missed opportunity to further grow the sport stateside.”I physically ached,” Lalas said. “It was a disappointment and a sadness and a shame. This team failed themselves, they failed the sport and they failed their country. It doesn’t make them bad people, all right, and it doesn’t mean that they didn’t care.”He added: “It is devastating, it is disastrous. Does it mean that soccer goes away? No. But every four years from a men’s perspective we have this platform, and for next summer, we will have wasted that platform. It hurts the game, it hurts the players. It hurts the perception of the players and the game, both domestically and internationally.”last_img read more

6 days agoMan Utd could block Nemanja Matic exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd could block Nemanja Matic exitby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United could block Nemanja Matic from leaving in 2020.Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are keen on Matic and monitoring his situation, says Corriere dello Sport.The Serbian midfielder’s deal at the club expires next summer, meaning Inter could begin pre-contractual negotiations for a free transfer in January.But United want to take up their option to extend Matic’s deal to avoid losing the player for nothing.Conte managed Matic when he was at Stamford Bridge and the player was key for his side as he led them to the Premier League title in the 16/17 season. last_img

NFL Draft Expert Has An Iowa Star Going No. 2

first_imgIowa's A.J. Epenesa reaches for Northwewstern's Clayton Thorson.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Quarterback Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats breaks a tackle in the second half from defensive end A.J. Epenesa #94 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)For the NFL teams that needed a quarterback and failed to land one in the 2019 NFL Draft, the 2020 draft looks like it will be flush with quarterbacks. But a new mock draft from a top analyst has a quarterback-needy team passing on a bunch of good ones.On Thursday, RotoWorld draft analyst Thor Nystrom posted his latest mock draft, and has the Miami Dolphins going in a different direction with the No. 2 overall pick. With Tua Tagovailoa off the board to the Oakland Raiders at No. 1, Nystrom has the Dolphins taking Iowa edge rusher A.J. Epenesa instead.Nystrom noted in his scouting report of Epenesa that he has a remarkably high ceiling in the NFL, and even referenced Houston Texas All-Pro J.J. Watt as a comparison.Believe the hype, folks. I’ve seen the monster. And the monster is real. As the NFL Draft media’s foremost consumer of Iowa football, I can tell you that the only complaint Hawkeyes fans have had about AJ Epenesa is that the coaching staff didn’t use him more as a true freshman and sophomore.[…]When this conversation comes up, J.J. Watt’s name is inevitably evoked. Epenesa had 3.5 more sacks as a two-year part-timer than Watt did in his two years as a starter at Wisconsin (Watt also had 36.5 TFL). I’m not saying, I’m just saying.We already know that Epenesa is a touched-by-God’s-hand pass-rusher. What we need for him to do next is improve against the run and prove that he can play the style he prefers to play (with his hair on fire) while out there on all three downs.Despite Epenesa’s strong case as an elite pass rusher in the NFL, there would still be a ton of potentially great NFL quarterbacks that the Dolphins would be skipping on in this scenario. Justin Herbert and Jake Fromm would both still be on the board. As for the Hawkeyes, such a selection would be the highest for any Iowa player since the Raiders took offensive lineman Robert Gallery No. 2 overall in the 2004 NFL Draft.Quarterback Randy Duncan is the only Iowa player to go No. 1 overall. He was taken first by the Green Back Packers in the 1959 NFL Draft, but never played for them.Maybe Epenesa is poised for a breakout year, and maybe he’ll wind up being the top defender in the draft. But if the Dolphins are tanking as many people seem to believe, they won’t be doing so to land a defender – even one with the ceiling of an All-Pro pass rusher.[RotoWorld]last_img read more

Bulk Invest to Be Delisted from Oslo Børs

first_imgzoom The shares of Norwegian dry bulk company Bulk Invest ASA are to be delisted from Oslo Børs, the Norwegian stock exchange said today.The last day of listing will be May 30, 2016, according to Oslo Børs.In March 2016, the company filed a petition for bankruptcy since it was unable to reach a deal on restructuring with its creditors.All restructuring efforts proved to be futile following the rejection of the company’s restructuring proposal by seven ship owners, who filed an injunction to reverse the company’s sale of Western Bulk Chartering AS on 25 February 2016.Bulk Invest explored a number of different restructuring alternatives, and its final restructuring proposal presented to the ship owners included immediate cash payments to the ship owners, the continuance of the Bulk Invest group’s charter parties at rates significantly above the current market, and an envisaged recapitalisation of the company in the amount of approximately USD 40 million.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Six stories in the news for today July 14

first_imgSix stories in the news for Friday, July 14———PM TRUDEAU MEETS TODAY WITH PENCE, GOVERNORSPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Providence, R.I. to meet with five state governors and hold a formal one-on-one session with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence. Trudeau and other Canadian officials hope to forge relationships that could prove useful should trade talks hit a difficult patch and Canada find itself in need of allies willing to speak up in favour of NAFTA.———B.C. FIREFIGHTERS BRACE FOR WIND-WHIPPED FLAMESDespite a slight break in the weather in recent days, crews battling the B.C. wildfires are now preparing for winds to pick up over the weekend. The Cariboo Fire Centre says this could fuel dozens of fires across the Interior region of the province. The province declared a state of emergency last week and more than 16,000 people have been evacuated, with thousands more on alert.———LUMBER PRICES UP AFTER B.C. WILDFIRESThe B.C. wildfires that have forced some sawmills to close have resulted in a boost in lumber prices at a time when forestry companies have been squeezed by U.S. softwood duties. The benchmark price of Western spruce-pine-fir lumber has risen 5.5 per cent to US$400 per thousand board feet in less than a week. Ketan Mamtora, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets, says he expects prices will rise between six and eight per cent over the next couple of weeks, partly due to a limited supply.———CALGARY POLICE INVESTIGATE QUADRUPLE HOMICIDEA man and two sisters found dead in a burned-out car may not have been the intended targets in what Calgary police say was a brutal and ruthless quadruple homicide. Investigators are exploring the possibility that Cody Pfeiffer, 25, Glynnis Fox, 36, and Tiffany Ear, 39, were “simply at the wrong place and at the wrong time with the wrong people.” Their bodies were found Monday in a burned-out car and police believe the vehicle’s owner, Hanock Afowerk, 26, was the target.SENTENCING FOR DRUNK DRIVER WHO KILLED MOUNTIEA man who killed a mother of two when his truck rammed into her RCMP cruiser while driving drunk and speeding will be sentenced by a court near Victoria today. Court heard Kenneth Fenton had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when he ran a red light, hitting Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser broadside. Fenton pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death for the April 2016 crash.———SENTENCING EXPECTED TODAY FOR ANDREA GIESBRECHTThe case of a Winnipeg woman convicted of hiding the remains of six infants in a rented storage locker will be back in court today. Judge Murray Thompson is scheduled to deliver the sentence for Andrea Giesbrecht, 43, but may also hear a motion by her lawyer, who wants the case thrown out because it took 33 months to conclude.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Michelle Rice to appear in Edmonton court, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her daughter, 11, from a meth overdose.— Representatives of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room initiative make an announcement today in Halifax.last_img read more

The Latest: Climate change seen worsening tensions in Africa

DAVOS, Switzerland — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):12:00 p.m.A top Red Cross official says climate change is worsening “old-age tensions” between farming and herding communities in Niger and Mali, where troubles are compounded by violence and competition for water and land resources.The comments from the president of the International Committee from the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, come as he visits the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday, after visiting the troubled Sahel region in West Africa in recent days.Maurer said lines of long-running conflict in northern Mali are moving south, toward the border with Niger and Burkina Faso. He noted “a clear accentuation of the conflict due to the dynamics of climate change.”ICRC cited figures that temperatures in the Sahel are increasing 1.5 times faster than the global average. Maurer says the region is among the “top five concerns” in the world this year.___Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders.The nationalist leader is attending an event that has long represented business’s interest in increasing ties across borders. But globalism is in retreat as populist leaders around the world put a focus back on nation states, even if that means limiting trade and migration.After Bolsonaro’s speech on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address the gathering on Wednesday.But several key leaders are not attending to handle big issues at home: U.S. President Donald Trump amid the government shutdown, British Prime Minister Theresa May to grapple with Brexit talks, and France’s Emmanuel Macron to face popular protests.The Associated Press read more

SNC-Lavalin backtracks on CEO’s comments surrounding potential job losses

Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is walking back a statement by its CEO, who said last week he never cited the protection of 9,000 Canadian jobs as a reason the construction giant should be granted a remediation agreement.Neil Bruce told The Canadian Press last Wednesday that if SNC-Lavalin is convicted of criminal charges and barred from bidding on federal contracts its workers would end up working for the Montreal-based company’s foreign rivals.The charges stem from allegations the engineering firm paid millions of dollars in bribes to win government business in Libya between 2001 and 2011.In a statement posted to its website Monday afternoon, SNC-Lavalin now says an agreement to avoid criminal prosecution would be the best way to protect the nearly 9,000 jobs held by its employees in Canada.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly held up potential job losses as the main reason he and other top officials spoke with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould about her decision not to intervene after federal prosecutors declined to negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC-Lavalin.Wilson-Raybould, who resigned from cabinet last month, has suggested political considerations rather than jobs were behind the alleged pressuring by the Prime Minister’s Office to hammer out an agreement with the company. read more

Several new Ministry secretaries appointed following reshuffle

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation – G S. Vithanage Several new Ministry secretaries were appointed today following the recent cabinet reshuffle.Among the new Ministry secretaries appointed were a new secretary to the Ministry of Health and and Ministry of Petroleum. Plantation Industries – J. A. RanjithScience Technology and Research – Shirani WeerakoonLabour, trade Union Relations and Sabaragamuwa Development – S. A. N. Saranathissa Irrigation and Water Resource Management – Jayantha Wijeyrathne Following is the list of the new secretaries; Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine – Udaya R. SenevirathnePetroleum Resources Development – Upali Marasinghe Regional Development – A. P. G. KithsiriDevelopment Activities – L. D. SenanayakeMahaweli Development and Environment – Anura Dissanayake read more

UNICEF backpacks used as a haunting symbol to call for greater protection

The UNICEF installation was unveiled in the garden at UN Headquarters in New York as a message to world leaders, who will convene for the annual General Assembly. It features rows of backpacks reminiscent of a graveyard, each one representing a senseless loss of a young life to conflict. “UNICEF backpacks have always been a symbol of hope and childhood possibility,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “In just two weeks, world leaders gathering at the UN General Assembly will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”, she continued, saying: “This installation should remind them of the stakes”.The installation will run through 10 September, and once it is taken down, the backpacks will continue on their journey to support children’s education.According to the 2019 Annual Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, more than 12,000 children were killed or maimed in conflict zones last year – the highest number since the UN started monitoring and reporting this grave violation. And these are only verified incidents, with the actual numbers likely to be much higher. In ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and many more, children pay the heaviest price of war.The vast majority of child casualties in armed conflict are caused by the continued and widespread use of explosive weapons, such as airstrikes, landmines and cluster munitions. Ms. Fore said that “as many children go back to school this week, we are drawing attention to the thousands of children killed in conflict zones and whose tragic loss will forever be felt in their homes, classrooms and communities around the world”. “The remarkable gains made for children in the last 30 years clearly show what we can do if we harness the political will to put children first”, concluded the UNICEF chief. UNICEF backpacks have always been a symbol of hope & childhood possibility.In two weeks, world leaders gathering at #UNGA will mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This installation should remind them of the stakes. @unicefchief #ForEveryChild— UNICEF (@UNICEF) September 8, 2019 read more

The Timberwolves Might Have Too Many Stars

MINNEAPOLIS — It would take days to compile a full list of all the things the Timberwolves have done wrong during their 13-year span wandering the basketball wilderness.Management has had long stretches of gross ineptitude. That lack of direction partly explains why the Wolves have cycled through eight coaches in the 13 seasons since they last made the playoffs, including two different men who each held the job twice. Aside from the lack of continuity, there are also the mind-numbingly bad picks. The 2009 draft was especially awful: Minnesota selected two different point guards, Ricky Rubio and eventual washout Jonny Flynn, ahead of a guy named Steph Curry, who’d go on to win two MVPs while becoming the greatest jump shooter in NBA history.So it doesn’t take much to see why this season — with newly acquired All-Star Jimmy Butler, a handful of solid vets and some of the NBA’s best young talent — is one of the most anticipated campaigns in Timberwolves history. But look closer, and there may be slight cause for concern: Minnesota, owner of the NBA’s longest playoff drought, might suddenly have too much star power on its roster.The Wolves boast a ton of individual scoring but don’t necessarily have a surplus of players known for facilitating an offense. Consider the fact that the team’s Big Three is made up of Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins — a trio in which each player logged usage rates of 25 percent or higher last season.While it’s not unheard of for an offense to be this reliant on a set of three players — the Warriors and Cavaliers both did it last season en route to the Finals — it’s still unusual from a historical standpoint. Even as the notion of the superteam has spread throughout the league, there have been only six instances of three separate players logging 25 percent usage rates for the same team over the past 25 seasons,1While playing 30 minutes per game and at least 50 games that season. according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. 2016-17CavaliersLeBron JamesKyrie IrvingKevin Love SEASONTEAMPLAYER ONEPLAYER TWOPLAYER THREE 2008-09MavericksDirk NowitzkiJason TerryJosh Howard 1999-2000BucksRay AllenGlenn RobinsonSam Cassell 2001-02BucksRay AllenGlenn RobinsonSam Cassell 2016-17WarriorsKevin DurantStephen CurryKlay Thompson 2007-08SpursTim DuncanTony ParkerManu Ginobili Still, it’s hard to know whom, if anyone, the Wolves actually compare to — especially now, after having moved Rubio, a pass-first guard who managed to keep his high-scoring teammates fed most nights.“I get people involved, but he was a fan favorite, and I hear that every day. Seriously, I do,” said Jeff Teague, the Wolves’ new starting point guard, who gets in the paint and scores more than his predecessor. The 29-year-old, one season removed from a career-high 26.6 percent usage rate himself, said he’s been studying film to learn where his new teammates prefer the ball. Teague also cited his experience leading a highly balanced Atlanta Hawks’ offense as reason for optimism in Minnesota.Figuring out the proper pecking order won’t get a whole lot easier when Teague heads to the bench, either. Three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford, who led the NBA in percentage of time going 1-on-1 last season, figures to be a primary ballhandler when he enters the game as a reserve. All of which raises a question about how this team’s offense — which fell from a top-five team in assist rate with Rubio on the floor to a bottom-10 club with him off the court last season — will move the ball with so many scoring specialists sharing the court at once.There are a ton of kinks for this team to work through — all things considered, the Timberwolves’ defense could still be pretty bad — but to be fair, the Wolves also have a handful of factors that could play to their advantage. Unlike the LeBron James superteams that struggled out of the gate in Miami and Cleveland in 2010 and 2014, Butler is the only true star joining Minnesota this offseason. And because Towns and Wiggins have played alongside each other the past couple of seasons, the trio’s growing pains may not be as extreme to start.2Towns connected with Wiggins for seven outlet passes of 60 feet or farther last season, second in the NBA only to Kevin Love — the outlet-pass king — and LeBron James. Could Minnesota be the NBA’s next three-headed monster?Teams with three players who posted at least 25 percent usage over the season, since 1992 Among players with at least 30 minutes per game, minimum 50 gamesSource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Beyond that, Butler is already familiar with Tom Thibodeau’s highly tactical schemes, having played for him in Chicago for the first four seasons of his career. “We’re very fortunate, because everybody already knows the system, which expedites the process 10-fold,” Towns said.Thibodeau suggested that he wasn’t concerned about who would create looks for whom in this offense. Striking the balance among several talented scorers “is a challenge that all good teams face,” he said. Thibodeau thinks Butler (who, at 5.5 assists per game last season, has upped his assists per game every year) is one of the best playmaking shooting guards in the NBA, and that Crawford, for all his 1-on-1 tries, is a tough cover when defenses trap him in pick-and-rolls.3Crawford averaged more points per possession than any other NBA player when teams trapped him in pick-and-roll scenarios last year, according to Synergy Sports.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Everyone has to play for each other, to sacrifice, and put the team first,” Thibodeau said. “So if you’re a primary scorer, and the second defender comes, without hesitation, you have to hit the open man. You have to trust each other.”And again, offense isn’t Minnesota’s chief concern. By all accounts, the Wolves should finish top 10 in the NBA on that side of the ball — but that’s a necessity for them to compete considering how bad their defense could be. The Wolves blew 22 double-digit leads and tied for fourth-worst in the association on that end last season. Butler and Taj Gibson could help the Timberwolves improve slightly on defense (though Rubio to Teague is a downgrade), but expecting a complete turnaround might be asking too much of Wiggins and Towns, who, despite being cornerstones, are still just 22 and 21 years old, respectively.This shoddy defense gives the Timberwolves’ offense very little margin, particularly late in games, when the club’s fourth-quarter offense goes stale and Minnesota becomes too reliant on perimeter jumpers with heavy, fatigued legs.The question of who will get the ball in crunch time looms large, especially for a team that somehow lost a whopping 30 games that were within 5 points during the final five minutes of play.“Obviously I think I’m a great scorer, and that I’m a great weapon. I think of myself as a No. 1 option,” Wiggins said. “We all think we’re the No. 1 option. Not in a selfish way. It’s more that we just know what we can do.” read more

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use

first_imgSeven young men recently attended the first weekend of workshops under the rehab programme, which involved learning security skills and ways to earn money legitimately through their talents.The offenders had been arrested or visited by the NCA for committing cyber offences at home or school, including putting servers offline.One of the group said he had begun experimenting when he accidentally hacked a primary school network, locking users out of the system. He later put his skills to malicious use, saying it was a method of getting away from bullying at school.  The group were sent to a weekend camp in Bristol earlier this month. The offenders on the rehab programme had been arrested previously of visited by the NCA for committing cyber crime offences at home or school Person typing on computer keyboard Teenage hackers will be sent to cyber crime rehab camps to transform them into security experts under a new National Crime Agency scheme.The law enforcement agency will enrol teenagers who have been found committing cyber offences onto a programme designed to stop them from entering serious crime.It comes amid growing fears that the skills of cyber criminals are outpacing the talents of the industry, which has struggled to attract new talent.Teenagers who have been served with cautions or cease and desist orders will be invited to attend a workshop at the NCA as part of its Prevent scheme. The idea for the scheme came from research that looked at the abilities of illegal hackers in comparison with those who worked in cyber security. It found that those on the right side of the law were very similar to the other group, but at some point a parent, guardian or teacher had intervened to put them on a law-abiding path.The NCA’s Prevent team has previously worked with young cyber criminals who have been convicted of crimes, served sentences and been reformed.Cyber crime has become one of the most serious threats to the UK, with high profile attacks harming the NHS, businesses and the Government in recent months. Businesses and security experts welcomed the move. “Cyber crime has become easier to commit with the proliferation of easy-to-access tools, tutorials and online forums to share idea,” said Richard Jones, Prevent manager at the NCA.“Even the most basic forms of cyber crime can have huge impacts and the NCA and police will arrest and prosecute offenders, which can be devastating to their future.“That means there is great value in reaching young people before they become involved in cyber crime, and even those already on the fringes of criminality – when their skills can still be a force for good.” Mike Simmonds, chief executive of Axial Security Systems, said: “The rehabilitation camp needs to create an environment where doing the right thing is even cooler than doing the opposite.”Ultimately the rehabilitation process can help drive these youngsters to become an asset to our society and businesses, by protecting them from the danger of a future cyber-attack.”If the trial of the scheme is successful, it will be rolled out across the country for other young hackers. Show more 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.last_img read more

Barking fire Investigation launched after blaze destroys 20 flats in east London

Firefighters extinguishing the blaze at the block of flats in east London Another person claimed that the company which built the block of flats had assured residents that the wood cladding was fire retardant.Peter Mason, chair of the Barking Reach residents’ association, told the Guardian that he contacted the builder Bellway Homes last month to ask for the fire risk to be investigated after BBC Watchdog reported claims of fire safety problems at two other developments. He was told not to worry, according to an email seen by the newspaper, saying the construction method was different to the ones in the report. A spokesperson for Bellway told the newspaper: “We are taking the matter very seriously and working with all parties to help in establishing the cause of the fire.”The blaze comes two years after the inferno at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, which killed 72 people and left many more homeless.Grenfell United, an organisation which supports those affected by the tragedy, tweeted last night: “Thoughts and prayers with everyone affected by Barking fire. We hope everyone is safe. So difficult to see this!”Residents affected will need to be looked after & Council must offer safe accommodation for people affected tonight.”UK Cladding Action Group said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this awful fire in Barking.” 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. Residents were evacuated from the building after six floors went up in flames Roads were closed off to the public as emergency services worked to put out the fire.The cause of the fire is not known and an investigation has been launched.A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 3.32pm today to a fire in De Pass Gardens, in Barking.”We sent two ambulance crews, two solo responders and our Hazardous Area Response Team. We have a tactical adviser and our command support vehicle at the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. Residents were evacuated from the building after six floors went up in flamesCredit:@SyeddIslam/PA Firefighters extinguishing the blaze at the block of flats in east London An investigation has been launched after a fire caused extensive damage to a block of flats in east London.Twenty flats were destroyed by fire and a further 10 were damaged by heat and smoke.One man and one woman were treated at the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.The blaze, which has been brought under control, affected the ground floor to the sixth floor of the building in Barking.Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to the flats on De Pass Gardens at 3.31pm, as people were evacuated from their homes. The blaze was under control by 6.04pm.Fire crews from Barking, Dagenham, East Ham and surrounding fire stations were at the scene. “There are no reports of any injuries at the moment.”Station manager Andy Maloney said: “Crews worked really hard to put the fire out.”Any residents who are affected by the fire are advised to go to the rest centre at Thames View Community Centre on Bastable Road. Transport is available from De Pass Gardens to take people there.”A spokesman for the L&Q Group, which oversaw the regeneration project in east London, said: “This property was built by a private company and is now owned by a private landlord. As we have a large presence in the area, we have arranged for staff to open up our local office so we can assist residents.”Social media users rushed to show their support for those affected by the fire.Some suggested residents had previously complained that the use of wood on the flats was unsafe.One person wrote: “My heart is absolutely shattered on seeing the fire in Barking Riverside – despite the residents complaining on the use of wood on the flats being dangerous.” read more

South American games Mens tour Brasil and Argentina on the way to

ARG12 (+2) BRA24 (+35) B17.00 URU – PAR29:20 10.3.2014 B15.00 VEN – PAR30:17 12.3.2014 A19.00 ARG – CHI26:24 A17.00 COL – ARG: ← Previous Story South American games: Brazil and Argentina in winning series Next Story → Petr Hrachovec stays in Pfadi Winterthur! G.APJPTSG.BPJPTS COL10 (-8) VEN22 (-4) A19.00 CHI – COL31:23 B19.00 VEN – URU B15.00 BRA – PAR: B15.00 BRA – VEN36:19 Chile handballhandball south americasouth america handballuruguay handball MASCULINO | MALE PAR20 (-22) South American games are on the way. Men’s tournament has favorites in Brazil and Argentina. Both teams secured pole positions in their groups and secured the semi-finals. Host nation Chile will join them in medals battles, but fourth team will be the winner of the clash between Uruguay and Venezuela… CHI22 (-10) URU22 (+27) B17.00 URU – BRA19:37 Fixture STANDINGS: read more

CL Winner Flensburg with new main sponsor

← Previous Story Toni Garcia to coach Toulouse Next Story → BM Bera Bera cancels Champions League participation danisches bettenlagerFlensburggermanyhandballhandewitt saw their deal as Flensburg’s main sponsor ended, and the North-German club have immediately presented their new sponsor. Danisches Bettenlager is the new sponsor of Flensburg, and both parties have announced that they have reached a deal for three years, set to expire 2017. Danisches Bettenlager is a company that specializes in beds, mattresses and other home furniture of the kind.source: Flensburg

9 ways you are sabotaging your future by not saving in your

first_img Saver (1412) A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there SpenderSaverI don’t have enough leftover for savingsVoteRead: Do kids need to know how to manage cash?Related: Here’s what the Irish are saving money forPoll: Are you planning to go away on holiday this year? MOST OF US know that we need to save money.We know we should. But, even if we can afford to, it often doesn’t work out with many choosing a nicer lifestyle rather than putting the pennies away for a rainy day.Earlier this week on website Quora, a 21-year-old earning an “average salary” explained that he is spending every cent on buying himself a nice life, and asked the community if he should be saving as well. The overwhelming response was yes, he absolutely should.If you don’t save in your 20s, users explained, you could be sabotaging yourself in the following ways:1. You’re giving up the interest you would earn“When it comes to saving for the future or for retirement, all of the money you earn in interest is made in the early years of your life, not the final ones, and you can never make up for that later… Every single thing you do today is preparing you for the life you will live tomorrow.” — Jay Bazzinotti2. Those rainy days become a reality“… My employer laid off half the staff in my division. I was young, fresh out of school and my work experience was limited. I had very little saved. Over the course of the next year, I struggled to find steady work … The bills piled up, many went to collections. I started getting phone calls from debt collectors. My life became very stressful.” —Jason Ewing3. You’ll take the risk of going backwards in life“I am going to give you one simple rule that my mom gave to me and it has made all the difference in the world to me: ‘Don’t ever go backwards in life.’ … I used to spend a lot more money when I was younger and on foolish things, but as I have grown older, I realise my mom was right. Focus on keeping the money you earn and keep your expenses at a level where you will not have to move to a crappier home or beat up jalopy when you are middle aged.” —Sanjay Sabnani4. You’ll be putting unwarranted faith in your future earning power“Forty years from now you might still have food on your table, a shirt on your back, a roof over your head, plus much more. But your body and strength will no longer be as good as it is now. The same goes to your ability to ‘earn an average salary’. You’ll probably fall to a serious illness, for which you’ll spend what little you have saved. Then you’ll live for 40 more years. In poverty.” —Kit Monisit5. You won’t be investing in yourself“What I wish that I had done more of when I was 21 was invest in myself. Rather than blowing money on eating every meal out, I should have put it into buying a condo. I wish that I had put more money into savings for rainy days. I wish that I had taken more courses just because they interested me and that I could afford them.” —Mark Milotay6. You could get stuck in a job you hate“You should think about what you can do if you start hating your job. If you are spending every cent you are making, and the boss pulls out whips and chains, then you are going to have to keep with the beatings. If you have a cash reserve at home, then you are in a better position to tell your boss to shove it.” —Joseph Wang7. You won’t be able to afford your future goals“Is it possible that one day you might want to buy a house? Get married? Have children? Buy a nice car? Take an extended family vacation? Send your kids off to college? At your age, some of these things may not be on your mind right now, but very likely, they will be someday. You’ll need money to pay for these things — lots of it.” —Garrick Saito8. You’ll regret it later.“I don’t think you’ll find a single person who looks back on their life and says ‘I wish I’d spent more money on frivolous things.’” —Shelby Buttimer9. You’ll be accelerating your consumption curve.“Obviously, as you make more money over time, there will be more things you can afford, and trust me that once you have them — even though some of them don’t remotely seem like ‘needs’ now — you will begin to think you can’t live without those things as well. So, my advice is to slow that curve as much as you can. If you can cut back now and really decide what is actually a need versus what is just a ‘want,’ and get in the habit of that, you will a) save money, and b) be happier over the long haul.” —Brad NewbergWhat are you? A spender…Or a saver…. Spender (1018)center_img Poll Results: I don’t have enough leftover for savings (1094) 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act last_img read more

Scientist Creates Bioplastic from Mango Peels and Seaweed

first_img San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, TrucksHydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 Miles Lego took a huge step toward becoming more sustainable this year by introducing elements made out of plastic derived from sugarcane. A Filipino scientist has come up with another way to create bioplastic.Denxybel Montinola, who is just 23 and a recent graduate of the University of San Carlos, says that his gears started turning when he saw a video on Facebook. In it, a researcher was explaining how he produced a bioplastic using only seaweed.Montinola wanted to see if he could “recreate [that] invention and take it up a notch.” Ultimately he decided to add mango peels to the mix. Why mangoes? His home country is one of the world’s top producers, shipping more than 820,000 tons of the fruit every year.A good number of those mangoes end up getting peeled and packaged. That creates a ready supply of very cheap — and very useful — ingredients for a kicked-up bioplastic.Montinola told his hometown paper the Cebu Daily News that his mango-seaweed blend is “more robust and flexible and can mimic the mechanical strength of the conventional plastic.Not only does it perform better than traditional plastic, but it’s also not going to wind up contaminating our rivers, streams, soil… or digestive systems. This bioplastic is completely water-soluble and no toxic chemicals are released as it disintegrates.Clearly, then, it’s not going to make a suitable food or beverage container, but there are plenty of other tasks for which it’s ideal.It could be a perfect scaffold material for doctors, says Montinola. That’s a possibility he may investigate further as he completes an internship in Taiwan at the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Biological Chemistry.Another that way warrant a closer look is as a material to stop localized bleeding. One day it could help save lives and help save the planet at the same time.Watch: These Eco-Friendly Headphones Could Be the Future of “Green” ElectronicsMore on Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticWorld’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for Bees)Even More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more

Candlelight vigil at Balboa Park

first_img Posted: March 17, 2019 March 17, 2019 Candlelight vigil at Balboa Park KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:20 PMcenter_img 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 Candlelight vigil is being held tonight in Balboa Park to commemorate the victims of the New Zealand mass shooting.KUSI’s John Soderman was live in Balboa with people paying their respect. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Track Operator at K1 SpeedFull-Time Inhome SALES & Comfort Advisor at Super Service TodayPart-Time Nanny For Wilmington InfantPart-Time Logistics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Associate Director (Regulatory Affairs) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Purchasing Manager at Locus RoboticsPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time/Part-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Night Warehouse Worker at Hub Delivery(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Solve RTC workers problems demands Mazdoor union in

first_imgKarimnagar: Road Transport Corporation Telangana Mazdoor Union (RTC-TMU) district president N Srinivas demanded the government to solve their issues immediately.Following the call given by the State committee, the representatives of RTC-TMU district unit staged a dharna, wearing red badges in front of Karimnagar Bus depot-1 in Karimnagar on Tuesday. Also Read – Government striving hard to give brand image to Bathukamma sarees Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, N Srinivas alleged that from the past several years, RTS workers and employees have been demanding the government to solve their problems they have been suffering with. But the government and the RTC management are not in a mood to listen to their problems and solve them. He demanded the government to reform wages which they were paid along with improving the service conditions. He also sought to pay the CCS money used by the RTC along with sanctioning leave encashment, which was in pending from 2014. Also Read – Minister distributes clay Ganesh idols in Suryapet Advertise With Us Srinivas also demanded the government supply of medicines in the hospital for the sake of RTC workers and employees, to pay retirement benefits on the day of retirement, to purchase new buses, to conduct route survey and fix running time and to merge the TSRTC into the government. RTC-TMU representatives AVR Reddy, Anjaiah, G Sucharitha, JP Kumar, Shravan, VRG Rao, P Sujatha, Sarala, Venkateshwarlu, M Ramesh, BP Ram and about 150 members were present along with others.last_img read more