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Wolverine fans hoping for a Marvelous tourism attraction for Fort McMurray

first_imgA raging wildfire known as “The Beast” forced all of Fort McMurray’s 80,000 residents to flee in 2016 and now comic-book fans are lobbying for a statue of another beast to be built as a tribute to the Alberta city’s resiliency.Wolverine is a fictional character who according to Marvel Comics lore hails from northern Alberta. He’s a mutant with super-human senses and the power to heal from almost any wound.“I actually think it’s a really cool idea,” said Ashley Laurenson, manager of Nerdvana Collectible, Comics and Hobby in Fort McMurray.“He’s as tough as nails, from northern Alberta, and can regenerate after taking massive amounts of damage. He seems like a fitting tribute for sure.”Laurenson, her boyfriend and their very “distraught cat” were forced to leave when the fire ravaged parts of the city.She said the comic-book store can’t keep Wolverine comics and graphic novels on the shelf for long.“Fort McMurray has a lot more of a nerdy base of people than a lot of people realize. We’ve got a lot of closet nerds up here,” Laurenson said.“Some people might think it’s a silly idea, but I know hundreds of people that I’ve talked to in the town who are super-keen to have a Wolverine statue.”The idea began as a joke when the city of Edmonton was debating whether to help fund a new arena for the National Hockey League Oilers. Resident Brian LaBelle started a petition calling for a Wolverine statue to be built as a way to revitalize the downtown.His friend Sameer Singh picked up the torch and has set up an Indiegogo page to raise the $85,000 required to build a bronze statue of Wolverine in Fort McMurray.“When the wildfires … happened last year it had seemed like putting a statue of Wolverine up there seemed like a good way to give back to the community in a way that was beyond just donating to the Red Cross,” said Singh.“Fort McMurray is definitely northern Alberta. Wolverines — the actual animals — live in northern Alberta and there’s even a Wolverine Drive in Fort McMurray.“It just sort of all came together in a vision of let’s do something really cool and unique and give back to a community that could use a helping hand.”LaBelle said it’s not as if famous mascots are anything new and Wolverine could help draw visitors to the northern city.“There’s the statue of Captain America in the Brooklyn Zoo, a Hulk statue at the Chicago library and a Robocop statue being built in Detroit,” he said.“I’m sure if there were people in town coming for the Edmonton comic expo or even the Calgary expo, it might be a fun little side trip and see part of Alberta.”Alberta’s tourism minister likes the idea.“It’s not surprising that Wolverine’s hometown is Fort McMurray — they are both tough as nails. The people of the Wood Buffalo region have inspired us with the same indomitable spirit and almost superhuman ability to recover from adversity, that they share with their alter ego,” said Ricardo Miranda.“I look forward to the community’s decision on the project.”The campaign came as a surprise to Fort McMurray’s mayor.“Nobody has told me about a Wolverine statue until now. I thought I’d heard about everything,” said Mayor Don Scott.“My council colleagues, would be pretty keen on seeing exactly what the plan is. There’s a lot of rules … about what’s on roadways and where things are placed, so I’d have to see the overall plan before I could really comment on it.”Singh acknowledges getting the statue completed could take a while and he would still need permission from Marvel to display Wolverine.Neither actor Hugh Jackman, who plays the Wolverine character in the X-Men movies, nor representatives from Marvel responded to a request for comment.An attempt to have a statue of the comic character Deadpool in Regina last year failed. The character, played by Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, claimed to be from the Saskatchewan capital during the movie.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

A glance at the alleged victims of accused serial killer Bruce McArthur

first_imgTORONTO – Here is a glance at the alleged victims of Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto landscaper charged with eight counts of first-degree murder:MAJEED KAYHANThe 58-year-old Toronto man was reported missing in October 2012. Police investigated his death as part of Project Houston, which ran from November 2012 to April 2014 and probed the disappearances of three men who went missing from Toronto’s gay village. The probe was closed after yielding neither suspects nor leads on what happened to the men.SOROUSH MAHMUDIThe 50-year-old was reported missing in 2015 by his family in east Toronto. Police have not said whether Mahmudi had any sort of relationship with McArthur.DEAN LISOWICKPolice believe Lisowick, of no fixed address, was killed in April 2016. They say he was 43 or 44 years old and was never reported missing. Detectives have said Lisowick didn’t fit the profile of the earlier victims, who were gay and of Middle Eastern descent.SELIM ESENEsen, 44, of Toronto, vanished from the city’s gay village on April 14, 2017. The disappearance became part of a police investigation called Project Prism launched in August. Five months later, police charged McArthur with Esen’s presumed death.ANDREW KINSMANThe 49-year-old from Toronto was reported missing from the gay village in late June 2017. Kinsman was a subject of Project Prism, and police have said he had a sexual relationship with McArthur. Kinsman’s sisters said they searched for their brother for six months before police eventually charged McArthur in his death. Karen Coles said he was “well-known in his community” and “loved by all.”SKANDARAJ NAVARATNAMThe 40-year-old went missing in September 2010 and his disappearance was investigated as part of Project Houston.ABDULBASIR FAIZIFaizi’s family reported him missing to Peel Regional Police on Dec. 29, 2010. Investigators say the 42-year-old was last seen in Toronto’s gay village. His vehicle was found near the home of one of McArthur’s landscaping clients, where police allege McArthur left the dismembered remains of several victims in planters. Faizi’s disappearance was also investigated as part of Project Houston.KIRUSHNA KANAGARATNAMKanagaratnam arrived in Toronto from Sri Lanka in 2010 and police believe he died some time between September and December 2015, at age 37. Police have said he was never reported missing and unlike McArthur’s other alleged victims, Kanagaratnam had no clear ties to the LGBTQ community. Police said an unnamed international agency helped identify Kanagaratnam after investigators released a heavily edited photo of a dead man in a plea for public help.last_img read more

Celebrity Charity Auction Gives Support After Sandy

first_imgCharity auction site has launched “Support After Sandy: A Charitybuzz Auction to Rebuild the East Coast”.The site has partnered with nonprofits, celebrities, brands and donors to help fund organizations on the ground and directly impact the many families affected.Among the items and experiences going under the hammer are meet-and-greets with Adam Levine, Maroon 5 and Robin Quivers, guitars and concert tickets from Maroon 5, tickets to tapings of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, The Wrap Up Show of the Howard Stern Show, The Voice, Chelsea Lately and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and much more.To place bids and find out more, click here.last_img

Lanka urged to press Burma

Report by Easwaran Rutnam Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today said that the Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, The Sri Lankan government has been urged to press the Burmese government to put an immediate stop to the abuses against the Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State.Human Rights Watch said that the Sri Lankan authorities have witnessed the results of the crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing that are being perpetrated in Arakan state, since the navy had in February rescued Rohingya Muslims on boats that were pushed back out to sea by Thailand. The 153-page report, “‘All You Can Do is Pray’: Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State,” describes the role of the Burmese government and local authorities in the forcible displacement of more than 125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims and the ongoing humanitarian crisis. In February this year 32 Myanmar nationals were rescued by the Sri Lanka navy while being stranded at sea. They had later revealed that nearly 100 others were also with them and had gone missing.The navy rescued the 32 people when their damaged wooden vessel had began to sink in the deep seas.“The Sri Lankan authorities have witnessed the results of the crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing that are being perpetrated in Arakan state, since they have rescued Rohingya on boats that were pushed back out to sea by Thailand. Sri Lanka should press the Burmese government to put an immediate stop to the abuses against the Rohingya and hold the perpetrators accountable.” Robertson said. Human Rights Watch uncovered evidence of four mass-grave sites in Arakan State – three dating from the immediate aftermath of the June violence and one from the October violence. Security forces actively impeded accountability and justice by digging mass graves to destroy evidence of crimes, Human Rights Watch said. (Colombo Gazette) The report said that Burmese officials, community leaders, and Buddhist monks organized and encouraged ethnic Arakanese backed by state security forces to conduct coordinated attacks on Muslim neighborhoods and villages in October 2012 to terrorize and forcibly relocate the population. The tens of thousands of displaced have been denied access to humanitarian aid and been unable to return home.“The Burmese government engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya that continues today through the denial of aid and restrictions on movement,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The government needs to put an immediate stop to the abuses and hold the perpetrators accountable or it will be responsible for further violence against ethnic and religious minorities in the country.” read more

UK wants concrete progress

He said that he also discussed the case into the murder of British national Khuram Shaikh who was killed in Tangalle in 2011.Burt said that it was crucial the accused face a fair trial without political interference. (Colombo Gazette) Britain has called for concrete progress in Sri Lanka on reconciliation and media freedom ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November.UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt said he raised this issue at a meeting with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to UK Dr. Chris Nonis today.

Strike at CP Railway is postponed with commuter and freight service set

CALGARY — A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job.Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer a ratification vote on each of the two offers follows advice of federal mediators.In a release late Friday, representatives for the unions recommended that their members reject the company’s offers.Earlier this week, the Teamsters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers gave the railway a 72-hour notice of strike action.CP Rail said in a statement that the minister’s order means there will be no disruption in commuter or freight service.“CP will immediately begin to execute a safe and structured start-up of its train operations in Canada,” the railway said in a statement Friday night.Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives sit in a rail yard. Ryan Remiorz / Canadian Press However, a statement from the unions says the company’s offers don’t have a “chance in hell of being ratified.”An electronic vote on the offers will be conducted by the Canada Industrial Relations Boards at an undetermined date.The unions say if the offers are rejected, workers will be free to strike.A shut down of CP Rail services would have wide ranging repercussions.Via Rail Canada had warned passengers Friday that a strike might force it to cancel morning trains on Saturday and Sunday between Sudbury and White River, Ont.And Greater Toronto transit operator Metrolinx had warned of possible delays for customers on its Milton and Barrie lines. It noted CP also owns a section of corridor leading into the Hamilton GO Centre and train service to and from this station would not be provided, although regular GO bus service would continue and extra buses would be put into service.The BC Rapid Transit Company said Friday it would provide buses if a CP Rail disruption stopped its West Coast Express train service in the Greater Vancouver area.VIA Rail and Metrolinx had advised customers to check their websites for updates. read more

UN supports Bulgaria in bringing Roma and other minorities into mainstream

The project aims to move Roma and other minorities into the social and economic mainstream as part of the country’s preparations to join the European Union in 2007, UNDP said, noting that it is also backing other initiatives that focus on job creation, social integration, health and education and advocacy for tolerance and sensitivity about cultural and ethnic differences.The recently launched UNDP Regional Human Development Report, The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Avoiding the Dependency Trap, found that approximately half of Bulgaria’s Roma are unemployed and almost one in six is malnourished.Bulgaria’s initiatives aim to improve these problems by upgrading and extending water supply and sewerage systems, electricity infrastructure, street lighting, roads and pedestrian paths. It also plans to build new kindergartens and community centres.Minorities can benefit from vocational training and short-term employment to gain skills and experience by working on improvements in the Dulovo, Lom, Omurtag, Pazardzik, Stara, Zagora and Venec municipalities. The project will also help people build better livelihoods by providing small loans and other assistance to minority-owned business in the areas.UNDP is providing €190,000 (euros) to help with the project, while the Bulgarian Government is allocating €1.24 million and the European Commission is contributing €4.9 million under its Phare programme to assist candidate countries preparing to join the EU. read more

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Whos the Hottest Goalie in the Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks are up 1-0 in the Western Conference finals going into Game 2 against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night, thanks in part to the outstanding performance of their goaltender, Corey Crawford.The notion that the NHL playoffs are about which goalie catches fire at the right time has been repeated to the point of cliché. But that doesn’t make it untrue. As I wrote at the beginning of this year’s playoffs, save percentage is more important than shots per game, shooting percentage or shots allowed. Strong play in net may be highly unpredictable in the sense that we don’t really know which goalie is going to rattle off a dominant run, but it’s also hugely important for a team seeking to hoist the Stanley Cup.We can measure how “hot” an NHL goalie has been in the playoffs by comparing his postseason performance (measured by save percentage) to what we would have expected from his previous statistics and the strength of the teams he’s faced. To approximate a goalie’s current talent level, I modified baseball’s Marcel projection system to predict hockey goaltending save percentages. I used a weighted average of the goalie’s previous three regular seasons, with a little regression to the mean incorporated as well. Then, using data on playoff games going back to 1988, I plugged the goalie’s talent level and the regular-season shooting percentages of the teams he faced during the playoffs into a formula attempting to predict how well he would play in a given playoff game.The difference between this expected performance and the goalie’s actual performance is “hotness” quantified, and we can even convert that number into a goals saved above replacement (GAR) figure using the league average save percentage within a given postseason.This year, a couple of goaltenders have emerged as the clear-cut top candidates for the title of “hottest of the playoffs.”The Blackhawks’ Crawford has delivered about 8.6 more GAR than expected. He’s posted a .933 save percentage; we would have predicted a mark of .912. His save percentage was only a little bit better than average during the regular season, and while his current foes, the Los Angeles Kings, shot poorly during the regular season, Chicago’s prior playoff adversaries, the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues, were both above-average shooting teams.Also vying for the title is the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, who has produced 8.4 more GAR than expected during these playoffs. Lundqvist’s previous record suggested he’d be very good in the postseason, but he’s gone up against a tough slate of accurately shooting teams. The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers both shot the puck well in the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins were the fifth-best shooting team in the NHL. Against all of them, Lundqvist has a .934 save percentage, compared to an expected .915.The goaltenders for the other two of hockey’s final four teams haven’t been quite as hot. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens has contributed only 2.3 more GAR than expected, putting up a .919 save percentage against an expectation of .913. And he’s out for the remainder of Montreal’s series against the Rangers with an injury. Price’s backups, Dustin Tokarski and Peter Budaj, have collectively put up 5.1 fewer GAR than expected, thanks to a combined save percentage (.836) about 84 percentage points lower than we would have predicted. In the Western Conference, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has essentially played right to expectation with a .912 save percentage. That’s been good enough for the Kings to get the job done (if barely), but it won’t win him any hot goaltending awards.It bears repeating, though, that all of this is retrospective. Crawford and Lundqvist have been outstanding so far, but there’s a fickle corollary to the hot goalie theory: Today’s hot goalie isn’t guaranteed to be a success tomorrow. read more

When will the election results be announced in my area Timetable of

first_imgHome Secretary Amber Rudd will find out if she’s kept her Conservative majority in Hastings & Rye in East Sussex. Ms Rudd secured a majority of almost 5,000 in 2015 making a loss unlikely. But if she’s ousted it would represent a complete crisis for the Tories.  Keith Vaz For armchair politicians, there’s nothing more exciting than pulling an all-nighter during a general election. But what are the big constituencies to watch this evening, and when will your area declare its results?Here’s an hour-by-hour run down of the night. Put they kettle on, it’s going to be a long one. A Labour victory is all but guaranteed in Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham’s old seat of Leigh. Credit:AFP 12:30amIt will be a bit quiet on the declaration front around now, so maybe grab a power nap, or get another coffee.The result in Kettering should provide an indication of just how many Ukip voters are switching to the Tories. The incumbent Tory Philip Hollobone took the unprecedented step of signing an election pact with the party after saying he agreed with the party on Brexit, HS2, axing foreign aid targets and a burka ban.Ukip agreed not to stand a candidate against Mr Hollobone, who has agreed to meet with Ukip party members every three months if re-elected. The Ukip candidate won almost 8,000 votes in 2015 so a strong performance for Mr Hollobone will be welcomed by Tory HQ as evidence of a Ukip swing.  KetteringSwindon North 1am First marginal seat of Nuneaton, in Warwickshire is expected to declare around now. David Cameron said he knew the Conservatives had won when the result came in for this bellweather seat in 2015.  We’ll also see the first London seats come back, including Conservative stronghold Putney. Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening is expected to retain her lead here.Meanwhile, the first results in Newcastle will show whether Mrs May’s tactic of repeatedly visiting the region to woo voters has paid off. It’s Labour’s heartland, but strong showings for the Tories could well spell doom for Mr Corbyn’s chances of winning the keys to Number 10. Antrim NorthBatterseaFoyleNewcastle upon Tyne CentralNewcastle upon Tyne EastNuneatonPutney 1.30amThe Conservatives have realistic hopes of winning Darlington which is currently held by the Labour shadow Brexit minister Jenny Chapman. She won the seat in 2015 with a majority of just over 3,000 with the Tory candidate in second place. A defeat for Ms Chapman would be a big loss for Labour – the party has held the seat since 1992. Meanwhile, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan will be hoping to win Tooting, the south London constituency she won in 2016 in a by-election after Sadiq Khan resigned to become mayor.BroxbourneDarlingtonLagan ValleySwindon SouthTamworthTootingTyrone WestWrexham 2amDeclarations start to come in thick and fast from constituencies across the country, including three-way marginal constituency Thurrock which the Conservatives won in 2015 by 974 votes over Labour, with Ukip just 438 votes behind. 11:30pm – 12pmThe Tories are hoping to hoover up votes in the north of England with their stance on Brexit. Some polls have shown the Conservatives are now level with Labour in some constituencies and lead among working class voters. AberavonAberconwyAirdrie & ShottsAlyn & DeesideAmber ValleyAyrshire North & ArranBarkingBarnsley CentralBarnsley EastBasildon & BillericayBasildon South & Thurrock EastBelfast North Belfast SouthBelfast WestBexleyheath & CrayfordBishop AucklandBlackburnBolton North EastBolton South EastBootleBournemouth EastBournemouth WestBrecon & RadnorshireBrent CentralBrent NorthBristol North WestBurtonCanterburyCarlisleChorleyChristchurchCleethorpesClwyd WestCoatbridge, Chryston & BellshillCoventry North EastCoventry North WestCoventry SouthCrawleyCynon ValleyDagenham & RainhamDelynDerby SouthDerbyshire SouthDunbartonshire EastDunbartonshire WestDunfermline & Fife WestDwyfor MeirionnyddEaling Central & Acton Ealing North Ealing Southall EasingtonEast Lothian EastleighEnfield SouthgateErewashExeterGlasgow CentralGlasgow East Glasgow NorthGlasgow North EastGlasgow North WestGlasgow SouthGlasgow South WestGosportHammersmithHampstead & KilburnHarrogate & KnaresboroughHavantHertfordshire North EastHolborn & St PancrasHornsey & Wood GreenHull East Hull NorthHull West & Hessle HuntingdonHyndburn Isle of Wight Islwyn  JarrowKnowsleyLanark & Hamilton East Makerfield Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney Middlesbrough MidlothianMorayNeathNewport East Newport WestNorthampton NorthNorthampton SouthOchil & Perthshire SouthPaisley & Renfrewshire North Perth & Perthshire North  Renfrewshire East  RhonddaRochford & Southend East Rother ValleyRotherhamSomerton & FromeSouthend West StaffordStockton North Stone StreathamSwansea EastSwansea WestTelfordTorbayWarwick & Leamington Watford  Wellingborough Wentworth & DearneWestmorland & Lonsdale Worcester 3:30amThere’s another big batch of results due now. Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham Antrim SouthArfonBurnleyCaerphillyCastle PointDundee EastDundee WestHartlepoolInverclydeIslington NorthIslington South & FinsburyLeighLudlowMitcham & MordenMontgomeryshireMotherwell & WishawPaisley & Renfrewshire SouthSouth ShieldsStirlingTaunton DeaneTorfaenTotnesVale of ClwydWarwickshire NorthWimbledonYnys Mon3amThings will really start hotting up now with dozens and dozens of results coming in left, right and centre.  Independent MP Simon Danczuk is hoping for lots of votes in Rochdale.Credit:Alamy Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron Labour’s Keith Vaz is expected to retain his Leicester East.Credit:AFP/Getty Images Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron could lose Westmorland and Lonsdale if the Tories are successful.Credit: PA Home Secretary Amber Rudd wants to keep her Hastings & Rye seat in East Sussex.Credit:Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Nick Clegg will be hoping to hang onto his Sheffield Hallam seat which he’s held since 2005.Credit:AFP Ashton-under-LyneChippenhamCongletonCotswoldsCrewe & NantwichHarboroughHuddersfieldLeicester EastLeicester WestLuton NorthLuton SouthMacclesfield Meon ValleyMilton Keynes North Morley & Outwood Thanet North Thanet South7:30am – 9amBy this point the election will be all but over, so congratulations if you make it this far. If you were after some 11th hour excitement though, you won’t get it from these seats. They have overwhelming Tory majorities. Devon CentralDevon West & TorridgeCornwall South East12pmPhew! These are the final three constituencies expected to declare their votes just before lunch. Home Secretary Amber Rudd Labour seat Birmingham Erdington is down to declare too. Nick Timothy, Mrs May’s chief of staff, once called for the Conservatives to go through “Erdington modernisation” – pitching itself to this working class seat. Then he got to write their manifesto. Will it work? Elsewhere, former Lib Dem leader and deputy PM Nick Clegg will be hoping to hang onto his Sheffield Hallam seat which was heavily targeted by Labour in 2015.  Croydon Central is another of Labour’s top targets and will be worth watching. Taking the seat would end a hat-trick of Tory wins and topple Gavin Barwell, the housing minister. Polls putting Labour at 17 points ahead in the capital suggest it’s doable.Aberdeen NorthAberdeen SouthAberdeenshire West & Kincardine Aldridge-BrownhillsAyr, Carrick & Cumnock Ayrshire CentralBanff & Buchan Barrow & Furness Bassetlaw Bath BeckenhamBermondsey & Old SouthwarkBethnal Green & BowBeverley & Holderness  BirkenheadBirmingham NorthfieldBlackley & BroughtonBolton WestBosworthBracknell Brentwood & OngarBromley & ChislehurstBroxtoweCamberwell & PeckhamCannock ChaseCardiff CentralCardiff NorthCardiff South & PenarthCardiff WestCarmarthen West & Pembrokeshire SouthCarshalton & WallingtonChelmsfordChelsea & FulhamCheltenhamChesham & AmershamChesterfieldChingford & Woodford GreenColchesterCopelandCroydon Central Croydon North Croydon South Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East Derbyshire MidDon ValleyDudley NorthDudley SouthEast Ham Edinburgh East Edinburgh North & Leith Edinburgh SouthEdinburgh South WestEdinburgh West ElthamErith & Thamesmead Esher & WaltonFeltham & HestonFolkestone & HytheFyldeGarston & Halewood Gateshead Gedling  GloucesterGordon Gower Greenwich & Woolwich Hackney North & Stoke Newington Halesowen & Rowley RegisHaltemprice & Howden Hampshire North West Harwich & Essex NorthHayes & Harlington HendonHerefordshire NorthHertford & StortfordHertfordshire South West HertsmereHigh PeakHornchurch & UpminsterIpswich  Kensington Lancashire West Leicestershire North WestLewisham EastLewisham West & Penge Leyton & WansteadLichfield  Liverpool RiversideLiverpool Wavertree Liverpool West Derby Londonderry East Meriden Monmouth Newcastle-under-Lyme Norfolk MidNorfolk South Norwich South OgmoreOld Bexley & Sidcup  OrpingtonPendlePlymouth Moor ViewPlymouth Sutton & DevonportPontypriddPoplar & LimehousePreseli Pembrokeshire  Rayleigh & Wickford Richmond Park Romford Rossendale & DarwenRuislip, Northwood & Pinner Runnymede & WeybridgeSaffron Walden St Helens North St Helens South & Whiston SalisburyScunthorpe SevenoaksShropshire North Skipton & Ripon Solihull Southport Staffordshire South StevenageStoke-on-Trent CentralStoke-on-Trent NorthStoke-on-Trent South Stratford-on-Avon StroudSuffolk WestSutton & Cheam Sutton Coldfield Tonbridge & Malling TottenhamTwickenham Uxbridge & Ruislip SouthVale of Glamorgan Walsall NorthWalsall SouthWalthamstowWealdenWest Ham Weston-Super-MareWiltshire South WestWirral South WithamWoking Worcestershire MidWorcestershire WestWythenshawe & Sale EastYeovil 4:30amIf you’ve been up all night, keep going because there’s about to be another huge flurry of results, including in Mrs May’s ultra-safe Tory constituency of Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she’ll be to see the results come in. Will incumbent Simon Danczuk, who is standing as an independent, beat the Labour Party in Rochdale? The MP was suspended from Labour in 2015 following allegations he sent sexually explicit text messages to a girl aged 17, so it will be interesting to see if voters back him, or the party.The Tories believe they can make historic gains in the north east thanks to Brexit. If they take Tony Blair’s old seat of Labour-held Sedgefield, then half a dozen could fall their way in the region, symbolically burying New Labour.Other seats to look out for include Vauxhall where the Brexiteer Labour incumbent Kate Hoey will look to hold on, and Ilford North where Labour’s Wes Streeting is defending a majority of less than 600 votes. The Tories used to hold the seat and will be confident of grabbing it back. Will Caroline Lucas, the only Green Party MP, hold onto the Brighton Pavilion seat? AldershotBlaydonCambridgeshire South Cities of London & WestminsterClactonDoverDulwich & West Norwood Dumfries & Galloway Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale Durham, City of Durham NorthDurham North WestEdmontonEnfield NorthGreat Grimsby Harlow Heywood & Middleton Ilford North Ilford South LincolnLinlithgow & Falkirk East LivingstonMaldon Mansfield Newbury Penrith & The Border PrestonRedcarReigate Rochdale SedgefieldShrewsbury & AtchamSloughStockton SouthThornbury & Yate Tunbridge Wells Ulster Mid VauxhallWallasey WarleyWelwyn Hatfield  West Bromwich East West Bromwich West Westminster North Wigan Workington Wrekin, The WycombeWyre & Preston North4amAll (tired) eyes will be on Gower, one of the tightest races in the UK. It’s a top target for Team Corbyn which hopes to take advantage of the party’s poll surge in Wales. Failure to do so, perhaps as a result of Ukip’s plummeting vote share, would be a blow. Prime Minister Theresa May canvasses in Richmond with Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith.Credit:Leon Neal/Getty Images Independent MP Simon Danczuk Edinburgh South’s Ian Murray – Labour’s only Scottish MP in 2015 – is in a three-way fight to keep his seat with the SNP and the Tories pushing hard. Victory would keep the party clinging on north of the border and help save Mr Corbyn’s blushes.Lib Dem-held Richmond Park is Zac Goldsmith’s chance of redemption. The Tory golden boy was toppled in a by-election last December just months after losing the London mayoral race amid accusations of dirty tactics. Winning back this seat would restart his political career. Next door in Tory-held Twickenham, we’re on the look-out for evidence of the fabled “Lib Dem fightback”. Sir Vince Cable narrowly lost in 2015, but he hopes to ride a surge of pro-EU sentiment back to Parliament given the Tories’ Brexit stance. Meanwhile, the Tories are hoping to snatch Chester back from Labour’s Chris Matheson who won in 2015 by just 93 votes. Then there’s Cambridge which is a top target seat for the Lib Dems. If the party cannot take it back from Labour, a pro-EU town lost by a whisker in 2015, they face a disastrous night. Former MP Julian Huppert is their candidate.The Tories have high hopes for Wales as it backed Brexit. Mrs May was the first Tory leader to visit the Bridgend constituency during the campaign in 20 years. To make major Welsh gains they need to take this seat from Labour.Altrincham & Sale WestAshfield Ashford Banbury BasingstokeBatley & SpenBeaconsfieldBedfordBedfordshire MidBexhill & Battle Birmingham Hodge HillBirmingham LadywoodBirmingham Selly Oak Birmingham YardleyBoston & Skegness Bradford East Bradford West Braintree Brentford & Isleworth Bridgend Brigg & Goole Bristol EastBristol SouthBristol WestCaithness Sutherland & Easter RossCalder ValleyCambridge Charnwood Cheadle  Chester, City ofChichester Colne Valley DartfordDaventryDerbyshire Dales Devon North Dewsbury Doncaster Central Doncaster North Dorset South Dorset WestDown South Ellesmere Port & NestonEpsom & EwellFaversham & Kent MidFermanagh & South Tyrone Finchley & Golders GreenGrantham & Stamford Guildford Halifax Hampshire North EastHarrow East Harrow WestHazel Grove Hemsworth Hereford & Herefordshire South Hexham Hitchin & Harpenden Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey Kingston & SurbitonKingswoodLeeds West Lewes Liverpool Walton Loughborough Louth & HorncastleMaidstone & The Weald Manchester Central Manchester Gorton Manchester Withington Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East New Forest East New Forest West NewarkNorfolk North Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford Northamptonshire SouthNottingham East Nottingham NorthNottingham South Oldham West & Royton Orkney & ShetlandPenistone & StocksbridgePoolePudseyRichmond (Yorks) Ross, Skye & LochaberRugbyRushcliffeRutland & Melton St AlbansSalford & Eccles Sefton CentralSherwoodSleaford & North HykehamSomerset North EastSpelthorne  Stockport StourbridgeStretford & Urmston Suffolk South Sussex MidWakefield Warrington NorthWells Wirral West Wokingham Worsley & Eccles SouthWyre Forest Yorkshire East 5:30amA key seat for Labour, Southampton Test, is expected to be announced about now. It is one of only a handful of marginal seats visited by Mr Corbyn during the campaign and the party will be hopeful of holding on. Alan Whitehead secured a majority of almost 4,000 votes but the Conservatives, who came second in 2015, could claw back some votes here. A loss in Southampton for Labour would spell disaster for Mr Corbyn’s hopes of victory.  Nick Clegg Mr Corbyn campaigned in Blyth Valley just days before the election, but the chances of a defeat for Labour there seem small with a majority of almost 10,000.Berwick-upon-TweedBlyth ValleySt Ives Wansbeck  Argyll & ButeBirmingham Erdington  Blackpool North & Cleveleys Blackpool South BolsoverBury St EdmundsChipping BarnetCorby  Eastbourne EddisburyFilton & Bradley Stoke Hampshire EastLeeds Central Leeds EastLewisham DeptfordMaidenhead Mole Valley Newry & Armagh Newton AbbotRedditchRomsey & Southampton NorthScarborough & WhitbySelby & AinstySheffield Brightside & HillsboroughSheffield Central Sheffield HallamSheffield HeeleySheffield South EastSomerset North South Holland & The DeepingsSouth Ribble Staffordshire Moorlands Suffolk Central & Ipswich North Suffolk CoastalSurrey Heath Surrey South West Thirsk & Malton TynemouthTyneside NorthWeaver ValeWindsorWitney Wolverhampton North EastWolverhampton South EastWolverhampton South West 5amUkip’s best chance of a seat will be in Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire which is expected to declare around now. Boston was the country’s most Brexit town, with 75.6 per cent voting Leave, while the Tory incumbent was a Remainer. If Paul Nuttall, the Ukip leader, fails to win then calls to resign could follow. Another key seat is Leeds North West where the Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland is defending a majority of almost 3,000. Labour finished second in 2015. Can they go one better in 2017? The loss of a Lib Dem seat would be a crushing blow to Tim Farron’s hopes of a resurgence for the party. AylesburyBerwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk Birmingham Edgbaston  Buckingham Cambridgeshire South East Elmet & Rothwell Gravesham Great Yarmouth Hemel Hempstead HorshamHove Leeds North East Leeds North West Norwich North Shipley Sittingbourne & Sheppey  Southampton Itchen Southampton Test Warrington South Winchester6amBy this point the overall result should be becoming clear, so it’s almost time to get some rest. Caroline Lucas, the only Green Party MP, will discover if she has held onto the Brighton Pavilion seat, while Jon Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, will find out if he has held onto Leicester South. Esther McVey will find out if her bid to replace George Osborne, who stood down to be editor of the London Evening Standard, as the Tory MP for Tatton has been successful.  Could the Tory surge in Scotland reach as high as Angus Robertson? Toppling the SNP’s deputy leader in Moray would be a major scalp and mean the Conservatives could bag 10 or more seats, but the bookies think it will hold. If the Tory surge in Scotland is genuine, they will take Pete Wishart’s seat of Perth and North Perthshire from the SNP. Conservative gains would fuel the argument that support for Scottish independence is waning; failure to break through, especially here, would boost the SNP.The Tories have a ‘take-out Tim’ strategy in Lib Dem held Westmorland and Lonsdale, to oust Lib Dem leader Mr Farron by playing on the Cumbrin area’s Brexit support. His aides dismiss the idea as ‘nonsense’ and the majority is whopping – but it’s still one to watch. AngusAntrim EastBelfast EastBlaenau GwentBury NorthBury SouthCambridgeshire North WestCarmarthen East & DinefwrCeredigionClwyd SouthDown NorthEast Kilbride, Strathaven & LesmahagowEpping ForestFalkirkFarehamFife North EastGlenrothesHaltonHastings & RyeKenilworth & SouthamKilmarnock & LoudounKirkcaldy & CowdenbeathLlanelliNa h-Eileanan an IarNewcastle upon Tyne NorthOxford EastPeterboroughRibble ValleyRutherglen & Hamilton WestStrangfordSurrey EastThurrockUpper Bann2.30amIt’s a big moment for Mr Corbyn as his ultra-safe constituency Islington North declares its results. The seat has been held by Labour since 1937, and by Corbyn since 1983.More interestingly, we’ll find out if Labour has retained its most marginal seat in Wales, Ynys Mon, formerly known as Anglesey, against the confident Tories. The current MP is Albert Owen, but a poll puts it at one of the seats which Labour is most at risk of losing in Wales.A result should also come in for the Leigh constituency in Greater Manchester which Andy Burnham represented since 2001 before stepping down to be Mayor of Greater Manchester. Mr Burnham secured a huge 14,000 vote majority in 2015 and a Labour victory is all but guaranteed.   Meanwhile, Labour-held Barrow & Furness, the epicentre of the Labour moderate rebellion, will return its results around now. John Woodcock kicked off his re-election campaign by declaring he did not want Mr Corbyn in Numer 10. An against-the-odds victory would suggest attacking the Labour leader was a vote winner.A stunning by-election victory in Copeland in February meant the Conservatives took the seat for the firs time in more than 80 years. Can they hold on? A second victory in six months would suggest the Tories’ Cumbrian success is here to stay. Arundel & South DownsBedfordshire North EastBedfordshire South West Birmingham Hall GreenBirmingham Perry BarrBognor Regis & LittlehamptonBradford SouthBridgwater & Somerset WestBrighton KemptownBrighton PavilionBromsgroveCamborne & RedruthCambridgeshire North EastChatham & AylesfordDerby North Derbyshire North EastDevon EastDevon South WestDorset Mid & Poole NorthDorset NorthForest of DeanGainsboroughGillingham & RainhamHackney South & ShoreditchHenleyKeighleyLancaster & FleetwoodLeicester SouthLeicestershire SouthMorecambe & Lunesdale Norfolk North West Norfolk South WestOldham East & SaddleworthOxford West & Abingdon Portsmouth North Portsmouth South Reading East Reading West Rochester & Strood TattonTewkesbury Tiverton & Honiton Truro & Falmouth WantageWorthing East & ShorehamWorthing West York CentralYork Outer 6:30amCornwall North is the Lib Dem dilemma personified. They held this now Tory seat for 23 years before 2015, so it should be winnable. Then they based their campaign on staying in the EU, but Cornwall voted Leave.  The Tories will be expecting to romp home in the Conservative heartland Wiltshire seat of Devizes, while Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s election campaign chief, will find out just how effective he has been in the role when he finds out if he’s won his own Greater Manchester constituency of Denton and Reddish. Meanwhile, Jonathan Reynolds, Labour’s shadow chief economic secretary to the Treasury who is tipped as a rising star within the party, will see if he has held onto Stalybridge & Hyde. BroadlandCornwall NorthDenton & ReddishDevizesMilton Keynes SouthSt Austell & NewquayStalybridge & HydeWaveneyWiltshire North 7amTwo Labour heavyweights will have had a long wait for their results, but barring any shock voting, both Keith Vaz and Liz Kendall will win in their Leicester East and Leicester West seats. Andrea Jenkyns, who delivered the biggest shock of the last election when she ousted the shadow chancellor Ed Balls, will find out if she was able to build on her narrow 422 vote majority and keep Morley & Outwood for the Conservatives.  Prime Minister Theresa May canvasses in Richmond with Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith. 10pm It’s exit poll o’clock at 10pm. Key broadcasters will release details of the all-important poll, giving an early indication of how the nation voted. In the past they’ve been scarily accurate.11pmThere’s some seriously speedy vote counters up north. Safe Labour seat Houghton and Sunderland South is expected to declare its results first so all eyes will be on the north east. The constituency has beaten everyone else to it for the last five elections, announcing its result at 10.48pm in 2015. It will give us the first steer as to how Labour has done – but we can expect Bridget Phillipson to retain her strong lead. Houghton and Sunderland South  Caroline Lucas Labour has huge majorities in Sunderland Central and Washington & Sunderland West so they’re pretty safe bets for Jeremy Corbyn, but it will be interesting to see what impact Prime Minister Theresa May has had here nevertheless.Sunderland CentralWashington & Sunderland West Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Limited edition Halo 4 320GB Xbox 360 leaks

first_imgIt seems Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 console. Is anyone really surprised? The Microsoft Store accidentally revealed it yesterday, before it was swiftly taken back down.The bundle includes a specially designed console with, of course, the new Halo 4 game included. We can therefore expect it to ship day and date with the game in early November. There will also be DLC included for Halo 4 as well as two controllers, a black headset, and a 320GB hard drive. The Halo 4 DLC will include codes for a unique armor skin, weapon skin, emblem, avatar armor, and avatar prop.The console itself has a rather unique feature: Halo 4 sound effects will play when you turn it on or press the disc eject button. That might be cool to begin with, but owners will likely be looking for the mute button after a few months of hearing the same sound effects over and over again.The futuristic looking design was created by Halo 4 developer 343 industries, with the casing actually consisting of clear plastic so you can see all the inner workings of your controller and console. The two wireless controllers also carry blue LED lights and the new rotating d-pad.We expect this bundle to be announced on Saturday at Comic Con during the Halo 4: A new campaign and Halo Infinity multiplayer panel. Apparently, the bundle was listed on the Microsoft Store at $399.99 before it disappeared, so expect to pay $100 more than the standard 250GB hard drive console if you want one.Halo 4 will be released on Xbox 360 only, on November 6.via Allgamesbetalast_img read more

Une formation nuageuse photographiée au nord de Mars

first_imgUne formation nuageuse photographiée au nord de MarsUn astronome amateur a réussi à photographier Mars. Les clichés, une fois agrandis, montrent d’étranges formations ressemblant à des nuages autour de la planète Rouge. L’Américain Wayne Jaeschle, explique que l’on peut apercevoir le nuage s’élever de la surface de Mars. Ses photos ont été prises le 20 mars dernier, depuis son observatoire privé. Après un zoom de 200%, on peut, en effet, apercevoir ces étranges formations au sommet de la photo. Mais cela fait en réalité de nombreux années que les astronomes s’interrogent sur ces phénomènes. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Certains ont ainsi émis l’hypothèse que ces soi-disant nuages se situaient en fait à plus de 240 kilomètres de la surface de la planète. D’autres ont suggéré que ces formations pourraient plutôt être des débris de roches issus de la collision d’un météore avec Mars, précise le Daily Mail. Enfin, une troisième catégorie de scientifiques penche plutôt pour un réel nuage, formé d’eau gelée et évoluant à très haute altitude, selon le site io9. À moins qu’il ne s’agisse que d’un simple effet de lumière… Jonathon Hill, membre du Mars Space Flight Facility, à l’Université d’Arizona, explique que “ce phénomène n’est pas complètement inattendu. Mais il est bien plus important que ce que nous avions imaginé. Et les météorologues voudront, sans aucun doute, y jeter un coup d’oeil”. À priori, ce seront alors la navette Odyssey de la NASA et son système de capture d’images des émissions thermales (Themis) qui seront utilisés pour approfondir ces observations. En effet, selon Jonathon Hill, la caméra Themis est en mesure de prendre des images thermales en infrarouge et qui restent nettes.Cela pourrait permettre aux scientifiques d’étudier la structure et la température du nuage. Mais l’engin devrait également surveiller l’activité des volcans martiens, situés autour de la zone dont le nuage semble s’élever. Le 28 mars 2012 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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New Environmental Programme Invitation

first_img Four winners in DEMA and National Trust colouring contest Related Items:amy avenant, EDWARD C GARTLAND YOUTH CENTRE, environmental programme Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASETurks and Caicos Islanders (TCI) interested in their extraordinary natural environment are invited to a new series of workshops running over the next few weeks. The TCI environment programme is taking place at the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, Providenciales, every Monday evening until 27 October 2014 from 4.30-5.30pm.Each session is designed to help participants find out more about the natural environment of the TCI, the issues that it faces, and ways in which everyone can contribute to saving it.“These workshops are designed to help everyone who lives in these islands to achieve a better understanding of our number one assets – our beautiful by nature environment,” said Amy Avenant, Outreach Co-ordinator, Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs. “The sessions are open to anyone and everyone and are completely free. We look forward to seeing you there!”The activities associated with the workshops include:Finding out more about International Coastal Clean-up Day, and taking part in it on Saturday, 20 September A tour of the National Environmental Centre, where they will learn about the TCI’s natural environment.Learning about the TCI Lobster conservation initiative, and assisting with the construction of new artificial lobster habitats to be deployed in the sea at the Bight ParkLearning about the birds of the TCI, and why they matter. This will be followed with a bird watch walk, to be held on International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, 11 October 2014The topic of Climate Change and its effects on the TCI with participants, helping them to become more aware of the necessity of global conservation efforts.Designing a poster to illustrates why environmental conservation is important to each participant, based on what they have learned over the course of the program.ENDS Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos Crystal ‘TESS’ Charles hailed as ideal to draw out young talent Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Turks and Caicos gets two prizes at regional NBA Digicel Jumpstart camp

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 11, 2016 – Turks and Caicos, one of the smallest countries in the region took a seven teenager team to the NBA & Digicel Jumpstart program held in the British Virgin Islands on the weekend and proved we’ve got some of the biggest young players.Of the dozens there vying for top honours and prizes, the TCI nabbed two of the titles.  One of our boys, Wilkins Sylvain made it to the final leg of this Jumpstart tour, which began at the Gus Lightbourne Gym… Sylvain will go to New York City as one of eight from the Caribbean for the basketball camp there and one of our girls, Shernaria Morris secured the Sportsmanship Award.Among the NBA stars at the event coaching the youth of the Caribbean was NBA superstar and seven time champion, Robert Horry, who has played with the Rockets, the Suns, the Lakers and the Spurs.On Monday, TeamTCI led by DigicelTCI’s, Damian Wilson, attended school in the BVI; unlike us they did not get a day off but likely very much like us they did have a lot of fun.See photos from the weekend, provided by Digicel, at our Magnetic Media Facebook fanpage. Related Items:digicel nba jumpstart program, team TCI in the BVI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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2 hospitalized after driver hits MDPD cruiser in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a Miami-Dade Police officer and another driver to the hospital after they were involved in a crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Northwest Eighth Avenue and 80th Street, just before 9:30 p.m., Friday.Officials said the officer was heading down Northwest Eighth Avenue when the other driver failed to yield the right of way at 80th Street and T-boned him.The cruiser ended up in the front yard of a home.Paramedics transported the officer taken to an area hospital in stable condition.Crews took the other driver to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Vijayawada Village volunteers to help curb crimes against

first_imgVijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Mahila Commission chairperson Vasireddy Padma said the commission would utilise services of village volunteers and village secretariats to fight crime against women in the state. Stating that Andhra Pradesh was tops in crime against women, she underlined the need to check it. Addressing a media conference in a hotel here on Thursday, Padma said the Mahila Commission would conduct detailed study on crime against the women to formulate suitable policies as well as creating awareness on preventing crime. She stressed the need to change the culture including teaching children to respect women. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us She said Mahila Commission was not against the men and had been working to help the womenfolk and rendering assistance to the government. Padma thanked Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for appointing her as the chairperson of the Mahila commission. She said social media would be used to create awareness among women on various issues and added that complaints from the women would be received online along through other means. She lamented that still discrimination against women was continuing in society in the age of Chandrayaan-2 and felt the need for change in the perspective of society.last_img read more

Air India pilots threaten to go on strike if flying allowance not

first_imgAir hostesses walk next to the parked Air India’s Boeing 787-8 DreamlinerReuters fileAt a time when loss-making airline Air India is already facing several woes with privatisation and financial issues, a section of its pilots have threatened to go on a strike if their flying allowance is not paid immediately. The pilots are reportedly being paid only their basic salary as of now, and flying allowance comprises 70 percent of their pay.The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association announced their decision in a letter to Director (Finance), Air India.”All the employees of Air India including pilots have received the salary on 14th August 2018. As you are already aware the salary of a pilot in Air India only constitutes to thirty per cent of the total package,” the Press Trust of India quoted the association as saying in the letter.The pilots also said that they, along with the cabin crew members, are the only ones not being paid the perks and allowance, whereas all the other employees have been receiving their salaries in full.”Every month we are being ignored while the company pays the rest of the employees in full and does not pay the Flying allowance to pilots and cabin crew which forms the major part of our total earnings”The association, which represents about 700 pilots, also said that considering the pilots are being paid the basic salary, they will be available in the office for other work, but will not fly for the carrier. “Since the company has paid the salary, the pilots will report to the office for any office duty of their expertise other than flying duties,” it added.The ICPA also said that it hopes for a positive reply “failing which we will be forced to direct our members not to report for flying duties and only management should be held responsible in case of any disruption of flights.” [Representational image]Creative commonsThe debt-ridden carrier has been facing financial issues for a while now, which amplified after the government stopped infusing funds following its decision to privatise the airline in 2017.The previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had promised to infuse Rs 50,000 crore in equity into the debt-ridden carrier until 2032, in a bid to save it from making more losses. Out if the promised amount, Air India received about Rs 27,000 crore until 2017. While it was set to receive another Rs 3,600 crore in the next two fiscals, the Centre was unlikely to pour in funds thereafter, as it hoped the privatisation procedure would be completed by then.”I don’t think government of India will inject equity in a privatised airline,” Livemint had at the time quoted civil aviation secretary R.N. Chaubey as saying.”Our intention is to do it very, very fast. On that, we are committed. We are serious and we want to do it fast,” Chaubey added. He had also said that it wasn’t clear if the carrier would retain the name of Air India and explained that this would be decided by the team.However, now that the privatisation plans have fallen through, Air India is likely to get an additional funding of Rs 980 crore in FY19.last_img read more

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Soon biometric attendance for doctors across state

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to check absenteeism of doctors, the state Health Department is all set to introduce biometric attendance system in all the medical colleges, super-specialty hospitals and also the district and sub-divisional hospitals across the state from later half of this month. The move has been taken by the state government to fix more accountability of the doctors. There were a few complaints coming in from the district and sub-divisional hospitals that some doctors do not visit the hospitals on a regular basis while some others do not enter the premises on time resulting in health services being affected. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the biometric attendance system has already been installed in various government departments. Now, the doctors at the state-run medical colleges and hospitals and in the districts will be brought within the system which, many believe, will benefit the common people. A section of doctors especially the non-teaching ones is however sceptical over the future of the new system. They expressed their confusion over the introduction of the biometric system as they claim it would have an adverse impact on them for certain reasons. The teaching doctors and senior ones would remain unaffected by the move. It is the Registered Medical Officers (RMO) and non-teaching doctors who will face inconvenience only because they often attend emergency patients on call during night hours. Will they be allowed to record their attendance during late night, asked the doctors? A section of non-teaching doctors said after performing normal duties, they often get calls for emergency duties and treat patients during late night hours. After treating the patient, they get released from the hospitals early next morning. Under the existing system, the RMOs or the non-teaching doctors who attend emergency patients during the night even after extending service throughout the day sometimes take leave on the next day or join duty in the latter half of the day. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIf the biometric attendance is introduced, these doctors again have to come to the hospital the next morning even after attending emergency patients throughout the night. They claim that a huge number of patients are availing the health services in the state-run medical colleges, super-specialty hospitals and the district hospitals and they are already overburdened with the pressure. If the non-teaching staff and RMOs have to join duty the next morning after performing emergency duties the previous night, it would adversely affect the health condition of these doctors. The non-teaching doctors have demanded some relaxation on the duty hours if they attend emergency patients on call the previous night.Dr Ajay Chakraborty, Director of Health Service said: “The matter of biometric attendance for doctors is still under process. We will consider all the issues related to the doctors.”last_img read more

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Wired Tethering Media Controls Coming To Chrome OS

first_img Hunter Fenollol is Laptop’s editorial intern, where he covers the latest industry news and products. With a public relations degree from Long Island University, Hunter worked as a publicity specialist for independent game companies prior to joining the team. When he’s not working, you can find Hunter catching some sun at the beach with friends, babysitting his two little sisters or playing the latest video games. Author Bio Hunter Fenollol, on by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Hunter Fenollol, ChromeOS is getting even smarter thanks to useful upcoming features. Tired of killing your iOS device prematurely because you wanted to provide a mobile hotspot for your laptop? ChromeOS has a fix. The operating system will soon be able to tether to an iPhone through USB connection, lowering the battery drain of a wireless mobile hotspot. That means, that iOS fans who own Chromebooks can get connectivity without too much hassle thanks to the plug-and-play mechanic. Joining wired tethering support for iOS devices is a play button for the Chrome browser, allowing you to manage media playing in another tab with a pop out.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 In addition to easier connectivity, wired tethering lowers battery drain by allowing phones to share a mobile data connection via wire. The feature is nothing new for Android users who’ve had the ability to use wired tethering for quite some time. Along with less power consumption, USB tethering should be more reliable than Wi-Fi thanks to the strength of a direct connection with less interference.MORE: Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and AdviceDubbed Global Media Controls, Google will soon bring a play button to the Chrome browser. Appearing at the top of your screen, the player will highlight active media regardless of if it’s on the current tab or not. Once you’re listening to a song or video, the feature will allow you to skip forward or back, pause, or play the file. If you have Canary, Chrome’s development browser, you can check out the feature now. Head to the experiments page, chrome://flags/, and search for “Global Media Controls.” Enable the controls then relaunch the browser. Voila! Enjoy the tiny play button next to the URL field. Credit: Google How to Enable Chrome OS Developer Mode, Try New Featureslast_img read more

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Queer actor Keiynan Lonsdale announces break from The Flash

first_imgIn a follow-up screenshot, he wrote: ‘I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made and I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way.‘Thank you for believing in me and rooting for Wally to thrive. You honestly helped me see that I did indeed deserve to play him, and that shit right there made me a stronger actor.‘Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures – the only thing I can promise is magic.’Love you all – Keiy x— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) June 6, 2018Lonsdale turned heads when he wore a sexy pirate outfit to the GLAAD awards this year. He also released a song called Kiss The Boy earlier this year.He says in the song: ‘If you wanna kiss the boy, then you better kiss the boy right now.’Lonsdale started his career in the popular Australian kids television show, Dance Academy.He played the character of Ollie Lloyd, a talented out-gay dancer who falls in love with the show’s lead, Sammy Lieberman.The two are in a relationship until Sammy’s death, at which point, Ollie dates Rhys O’Leary.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- The Love, Simon actor took to Twitter to confirm reports he was no longer a series regular.He tweeted: ‘I’m not returning as a season regular for The Flash or Legends [of Tomorrow].‘It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore.’Photo: Keiynan Lonsdale / InstagramThe news comes about after a whirlwind year for Lonsdale.He starred in the hugely popular coming-of-age movie Love, Simon. He also came out in a touching Instagram post in May last year.‘That shit right there made me a stronger actor’He continued in the post: ‘I’ve changed a lot in the past year and for infinite reasons, my perspective on life and what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path.‘I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honouring and respecting that with me,’ he said. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Queer actor Keiynan Lonsdale just announced he’s taking a step back from his role in The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow. Love, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale talks coming out on set‘Kiss the Boy’ is the new song from Love, Simon actor Keiynan LonsdaleKeiynan Lonsdale big d***-shamed by critics for thirsty new Insta videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Photo: Keiynan Lonsdale / Instagramlast_img read more

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Poll finds gay men and older LGBTI people most opposed to brown

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The survey’s margin of error overall is plus or minus 3.3%.Racism is still a huge problem, even in the LGBTI community‘People of color have been at the vanguard of LGBT political advocacy and culture for decades, and yet, they have long been denied full recognition — and representation — for their contributions,’ writes Dominic Holden for Buzzfeed News.‘The 2015 movie Stonewall, for example, portrayed a white man at the genesis of the modern LGBT movement while downplaying people of color and transgender women. LGBT bars have also been accused of racial discrimination.’Another recent poll by UK charity Stonewall found that two-thirds of black people who identify as LGBTI face racism from within the community.‘This research gives a worrying insight into just how serious a problem prejudice is within our community, and we need to talk about it,’ Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall UK, said.‘Users of dating apps will be familiar with phrases like “No blacks, no Asians” and “No chocolate, no curry, no rice, no spice,”’ Hunt added. ‘This is unacceptable and it causes damage and mistrust.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The updated Pride flag, with black and brown stripes added to support LGBTI people of color Last year, Philadelphia announced its decision to add black and brown stripes to the Pride flag in support of LGBTI people of color. Soon, a Pride center in Australia followed suit. Now, research conducted by Buzzfeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies shows who is most opposed to this change. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img The surveyThe poll surveyed 880 LGBTI adult Americans. It was part of a larger body of research about life, politics, and identity among LGBTI individuals.Of the 880 surveyed, 58% oppose the addition of black and brown stripes on the Pride flag. 42% support the change. The most opposition came from gay men and those over 50, with both groups opposing the new stripes 70% to 30%.Additionally, white people opposed the change 62% to 38%.Meanwhile, the same survey found that LGBTI people of color narrowly support the change in the flag, 52% to 48%. Queer and trans people support the change 64% and 69%, respectively.Lesbians and bisexuals were more supportive of the new flag than gay men, with 41% of lesbians and 47% of bisexuals in favor of the new stripes.However, the biggest divide came generationally. LGBTI people between the ages of 18 and 29 were more supportive of the inclusive flag, 52% to 48%. Yet, less than a fifth of Baby Boomers agree with it. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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