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Ask for neutral venue Indian players tell AITA

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Davis Cup team wants the tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month to be shifted to a neutral venue and is baffled that the national federation has merely asked for a security re-check so far. After repeatedly making statements that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) will seek a neutral venue, its general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee surprisingly sought just a security re-check from the International Tennis Federation. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIt left the players and the team management disappointed and after discussing the matter among themselves, they have decided to approach the federation. “We have asked AITA to request for a neutral venue,” said India captain Mahesh Bhupathi. Another player, who did not wish to be named, said the team is “quite surprised” with how AITA has dealt with the situation. The AITA said it would go ahead with the visa formalities for the tie if the September 14-15 clash is cleared by the ITF following a fresh security check. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterA section within the AITA is also surprised that the Indian government was not ready to take a stand despite escalating tension between the two nations following recent scrapping of the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. Sports minister Kiren Rijijiu on Monday said that since the Asia Oceania Group 1 tie is not a bilateral series and the world body is involved in hosting of the Davis Cup, they can’t stop tennis players from travelling to Pakistan. “We understand that the Olympic charter does not allow government interference but this is a question of lives of the players. The government always jumps in when Indian citizens are trapped abroad and try to ensure their safe passage back to country,” said an official on condition of anonymity. “Are tennis players not citizens of India? How can the government risk their lives by not stopping them?” he asked. The AITA is also being criticised for not seeking a neutral venue despite the prevailing circumstances. “It’s beyond understanding why AITA did not ask for change in venue in clear terms? Why are they beating around the bush? Do players mean anything to them,” said another official.last_img read more

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Al Hoceima Court Sentences Pardoned Hirak Activist to 2 Years

Rabat- Amkouh was one of the 184 Hirak prisoners whom the King pardoned on the eve of Eid al-Adha (festival of sacrifice), August 21. He had received a three-year sentence for participating in “unauthorized protests” and “undermining territorial integrity.”Local police arrested Amkouh again late in October for practising violence against security forces and “inciting minors to protest” during the funeral of the mother of Hirak Rif detainee Bilal Ahabbad in Imzouren, a town in the Rif mountains near Al Hoceima.Dozens of neighbors and locals attended the funeral in an atmosphere of solidarity and sadness on October 26. Ahabbad, one of the youngest Hirak detainees, had been sentenced by a Casablanca court to 10 years in prison for participating in “unauthorized” Hirak protests. Ahabbad became suicidal after his mother’s death, especially when prison officials refused to let him attend his mother’s funeral despite previous promises.Read Also: Moroccan Court Upholds 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hirak Protester over Facebook PostIn June, a court in Casablanca sentenced 54 Hirak activists and journalists to 1-20 years in prison. Moroccan authorities had arrested the activists involved in the Hirak Rif protest movement in 2016 and 2017.The Hirak movement began in October 2016 after the death of Mohcine Fikri, a local fishmonger crushed to death in a garbage truck while trying to save his goods that had been confiscated by authorities in Al Hoceima.The incident angered citizens, causing protests across the country, but especially in Al Hoceima province, which condemned Fikri’s death and social disparities in Morocco. Police arrested an estimated 400 activists and protesters involved in “unauthorized” protests. read more

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Beyond paper straws: More hacks for reducing plastic at home

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones. But many more small steps like those can be taken.“There are so many simple changes you can make at home,” says Melissa Ozawa, features and gardening editor at Martha Stewart Living magazine. “You can use a wooden comb, a bamboo toothbrush, silk dental floss and metal refillable safety razors.”And that’s just a start.“A good way to begin is with a waste audit, taking notes on what you throw away, whether it’s a dryer sheet or an old toothbrush. You’d be surprised by how much trash you’re generating, and it’ll give you clues about what you can do differently,” says Anna Maltby, deputy editor of Real Simple.A handful of easy, no-plastic hacks for a greener home:LIDS, NOT CLING WRAP“When I did a waste audit, I realized we were using a lot of plastic wrap. So I switched to using containers we already had and invested in a set of silicon lids that fit onto bowls in an array of sizes,” Maltby says.Other substitutes for cling wrap include cloth coverings, like Bee’s Wrap and Abeego, that seal tight. Paper sandwich bags and reusable zip-shut silicon baggies are also popular choices to replace traditional single-use plastic baggies.BUY IN BULKPlenty of things like laundry detergent can be found in refillable containers , and beans and nuts can be found in bulk, so you can sidestep plastic or clamshell containers, Ozawa says. Carry purchases home in glass jars, paper bags or other containers you already have.Farmer’s markets are another great source of package-free foods, she adds.DRY CLEANING FIXESMany dry cleaners now offer reusable bags for garments, including folded shirts. Just as the milkman used to bring milk in returnable bottles, dry cleaning can be delivered and dropped off in reusable bags.“The industry has made great strides,” says Jennie Nigrosh, founder and CEO of The Green Garmento, which sells reusable dry-cleaning garment bags, shirt box bags and other sustainable products.“My husband started the company after we started freaking out because we couldn’t find anything in our closet, it was so full of plastic-wrapped clothes. We were drowning in plastic,” she says.The idea seems to be catching on. And like a growing number of companies, The Green Garmento has a take-back program to recycle or up-cycle the worn-out bags.REUSE REUSABLES . A LOT“It’s important to remember that some reusable items may be harder on the environment than the plastics you’re trying to avoid, unless you use them a lot,” points out Maltby, of Real Simple. “Switching to reusables is a good goal, but you have to be willing to commit long-term to ensure that shift is doing more good than harm.”For example, it could take as many as 1,000 uses of a travel mug to make it a total win for the environment, she says, citing an estimate by the International Reference Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG), in Quebec.“The message really is that when you buy a reusable product, use the heck out of it and don’t keep buying new ones,” says Maltby.BETTER YET, OPT FOR USED“Using reusable products you already own or that are handed down, that’s a real win for the ecology,” says Maltby. “You don’t need to buy a new set of Mason jars, because chances are your sister or a thrift shop may have perfectly good Mason jars you can use.”SHOP MINDFULLY“Think carefully about what you’re buying. At the grocery store or mall, people are often on autopilot. Just make avoiding plastic a part of your mindset,” says Ozawa.“As a consumer, you have a lot of power, and you can use it to reward the companies that are doing a good job with their packaging.”SPEAK OUTAbove and beyond small changes on the home front, “political action is the most important thing you can do for the environment. Contact your representative and ask them to make changes,” Ozawa says.Urge friends and family to join you in your efforts, post something on social media and write companies to request that they make environmentally friendly changes, says Ozawa.“Make your voice heard,” she says.Katherine Roth, The Associated Press read more

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Canam criticizes Quebec City amphitheatre bidding process won by ADF

Canam criticizes Quebec City amphitheatre bidding process won by ADF by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 20, 2013 5:41 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Structural steel provider Canam Group Inc. criticized the bid process for Quebec City’s new amphitheatre Wednesday and said its losing submission was “relatively aggressive.”“The Quebec bid was the most difficult bid conditions we’ve seen in the last 20 years,” CEO Marc Dutil told analysts during a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter and 2012 results.He pointed specifically to a requirement prohibiting companies from publicly talking about their bid.Although the Quebec-based company wanted to win the contract for the provincial capital’s new hockey arena, Dutil said the company couldn’t go lower given the project risk. He said its contract to build an arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., suggests that the “right price” for Quebec City was $52 million.“So at $50.8 million, we felt we were relatively aggressive in spite of the general conditions which were fairly risky.”Ultimately, ADF Group (TSX:DRX) won the contract earlier this month with a reported bid of nearly $47 million.“It’s funny nobody ever congratulates you for having done something which results in nothing but sometimes that’s a good decision too,” Dutil said, adding that Canam could still provide ADF with joists and decks for the amphitheatre.Canam met expectations Wednesday as it reported a more than doubling of profits to $7.4 million in the fourth quarter despite a nearly 17 per cent drop in sales.The Quebec-based company earned 18 cents per share for the period ended Dec. 31, up from seven cents per share or $3.3 million last year.Sales were $238.5 million, down from $285.6 million.For the full year, it reversed last year’s loss by earning $17 million, or 40 cents per share. That compared with a loss of $32.5 million, 72 cents per share in 2011. The 2011 results contained a $25 million after-tax provision related to work on BC Place.Consolidated sales increased 2.8 per cent to $905.4 million, from $881 million in 2011.Canam (TSX:CAM) was expected to earn 18 cents per share on $282 million of revenues in the quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.For the full year, analysts forecast the company would earn 38 cents per share on $949.6 million of revenues.Canam’s order backlog at year-end hit a five-year high of $493 million, up from $462 million at the end of 2011.Dutil said higher 2012 sales was primarily due to joist and steel deck activities in Canada and the United States, and to contributions by FabSouth, a U.S. subsidiary.The bridge and structural steel fabricator, which has been struggling because of the slowdown in non-residential construction in North America, sees opportunities for gross margins to recover as U.S. demand picks up and the Canadian dollar continues to weaken.“Take away bad jobs, bring back a little more work in the U.S., drop the Canadian dollar to 90 cents and 18.5 per cent (gross margin achieved in the fourth quarter) is certainly something we can achieve on a more regular basis,” he said.“We can do better but none of us would safely forecast that we would return to 20s any time soon.”Canam recently announced the sale of its 49 per cent ownership interest held since 2007 in a Chinese company, United Steel Structures Ltd., for US$13.5 million.The buyers are two Chinese companies, Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. Ltd. and Glory Group Development Ltd.United Steel operates a bridge and structural steel fabrication plant in Guangzhou, in southeastern China.Canam said the transaction is in line with its strategy to “dispose of certain investments in order to focus on its core activities in North America” and follows the sale of its ownership interest in the Canadian joint venture, Amcan-Jumax, and the Canam Asia joint venture in 2012.The company repurchased nearly 1.35 million of its shares last year, and 3.26 million shares since Nov. 1, 2011.Canam Group, which employs almost 3,500 people in Canada, the U.S., Romania, India and Hong Kong, specializes in designing and fabricating customized products for the construction industry focusing on buildings, structural steel and bridges.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares briefly hit a new 52-week high, closing up 12 cents to $7.38 in Wednesday trading. read more

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2 Uber managers detained in France over illicit lowcost service

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 8:12 am MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 2:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 2 Uber managers detained in France over ‘illicit’ low-cost service PARIS – French authorities detained two senior Uber managers for questioning on Monday over “illicit activity” involving its low-cost ride-hailing service.The detentions came amid rising tensions between the government and the American company, which culminated last week in a violence-marred taxi strike that blocked roads around the country.French authorities are frustrated that Uber doesn’t pay the same taxes and social charges as traditional taxis, whose drivers have lashed out against what they see as unfair competition. Uber, meanwhile, argues that the French system is outdated and needs reform to keep up with apps and geo-localization.Uber said in a statement that its general managers for France and Western Europe were questioned Monday.“We are happy to answer questions the authorities have about our service and look forward to resolving these issues,” it said.The company assured passengers that it would ensure their safety, after last week’s violence.Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, the Paris prosecutor’s spokeswoman, didn’t name the two Uber managers detained.Uber officials last week vowed to keep operating the lowest-cost UberPop service until France’s top court rules on it. A spot check of the app Monday showed drivers available in central Paris.The standoff reflects larger tensions in France over how to regulate fast-moving technology and stay globally competitive while ensuring labour protections.San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. has also run into legal problems elsewhere in Europe, as well as in China and India. read more

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UN moves ahead with efforts to reinforce rule of law worldwide

“Newly-constituted governments are looking to the United Nations for advice and assistance in constitution-making processes, reforming justice and security institutions and dealing with legacies of atrocities,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the General Assembly committee that deals with international legal matters, also known as the Sixth Committee.“The United Nations has a comparative advantage in providing this assistance,” Mr. Eliasson stressed, noting that it is currently helping 150 Member States on various aspects of the rule of law. “We have a broad range of experience dating back many years. The UN brings neutrality and the weight of the international community to the work. We are also using out convening power to advance the issues and the debate.”The committee is following up on the Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law that was held last month, when world leaders stressed the universality of humanitarian law and the importance of the system of international courts in enforcing fundamental human rights.Mr. Eliasson highlighted the crucial role played by the network of international tribunals such as the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal UN judicial organ set up in 1945 to settle legal disputes submitted by States, and the more recent Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), an independent international body that is not part of the UN and tries those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Other UN-backed country-specific international courts deal or have dealt with such crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Cambodia. Mr. Eliasson reiterated the call Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made at last month’s meeting for all States to accept the jurisdiction of the (ICJ).“The International Court of Justice plays a particularly important role,” he said. “It is the only judicial forum to which Member States can bring virtually any legal dispute concerning international law. No other forum’s jurisdiction is as far-reaching. Yet the court is only competent to hear a case if the States concerned have accepted its jurisdiction.”Only 67 of the UN’s 193 Member States, or 34 per cent, including only one permanent member of the Security Council, currently accept the ICJ’s compulsory jurisdiction. That compares with 59 per cent in 1948, when 34 of the then 58 UN Member States, including four of the five permanent members of the Security Council, recognized its jurisdiction.Mr. Eliasson highlighted the crucial role played by the UN-backed international criminal tribunals, noting that the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) last year sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for planning and abetting crimes committed by Sierra Leonean rebel forces during that country’s civil war, finding him guilty of acts of terrorism, murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting child soldiers.Meanwhile, the ICC earlier this year found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 into his militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and jailed him for 14 years. Looking forward, Mr. Eliasson called for strengthening the linkages between the rule of law and all three pillars of the UN’s mission – peace and security; development; and human rights. This includes strengthening peace and security in post-conflict countries; establishing the necessary framework for commerce and international trade, including the sanctity of contracts and labour safeguards; and the need for governments to ratify international rights treaties and promulgate national laws that uphold these obligations. read more

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Scrolls first impressions Did Mojang trap lightning in a bottle again

first_img 1 2 Mojang’s second game, Scrolls, hit open beta yesterday with the same payment model employed by Minecraft’s beta. You can purchase the game for a one-time fee of $20, but since you’re dropping the full-price on a beta, you get the bonus of all future game updates for free.When Minecraft was both an alpha and beta, the game always seemed “complete” due to its do-whatever-you-want nature. Scrolls, though, is more of a traditional game. There’s one ruleset, one mechanic and, unlike Minecraft, it’s an engine that lives inside traditional strategic head-to-head gaming competition. Scrolls will never create generate pretty, easily comprehensible pictures of instantly identifiable structures. Because of that, it’s tough to say if Scrolls will spread around the internet like digital wildfire. A good game is a good game, and disregarding a few outliers, good games spread, but is Scrolls a good game?I, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the alpha, so I’ve only spent a night with my new Mojang mistress. I played a few matches, spent too long creating a male and female character, and absentmindedly mucked about the user interface and store. The game instantly felt more like a beta than Minecraft ever did. This isn’t a bad thing — the game’s a beta, after all — but as mentioned above, Minecraft rarely felt like a work-in-progress. Scrolls doesn’t feel unfinished, but it feels a little bare at the moment.There is something of a single-player campaign, consisting of 25 trials in total, but they’re not quite glued together in any kind of narrative fashion. It’s more of a challenge mode with preset scenarios you must defeat. Since Scrolls is a collectible card game (CCG), albeit digital, it doesn’t really need a campaign — after all, you just play Magic: the Gathering with your friends and not in some kind of linear story. The trials, though, have a bit of narrative flavor text, and hint at some kind of story taking place, but seem to simply be disjointed snippets.The character creator, seen above, is simple, though not unsatisfying. You only have four character portions to customize, not including gender (represented by the Set category). The pre-made character art is pretty and detailed, but currently limited to only a handful of models per body part. You won’t find sliders or color options here, so it’s likely you’ll run into an exact copy of your character at some point. More pre-made body part choices, as well as a color-chooser, would make the character creator perfectly sufficient, though maybe not something you sink MMO-level character creation hours into.As with any CCG, the cards come in different levels of rarities. However, unlike Magic for instance, there doesn’t seem to be an easily identifiable color or symbol that denotes rarity. I had a hunch that the somewhat darker background colors of cards and the somewhat more intricate markings along the borders denoted rarity, but I had to ask in general chat to be sure. The three pre-constructed starter decks also don’t seem to come with a card rarity higher than an uncommon, so there weren’t three kinds of card colors and markings to help me figure this out more easily. If the rare does exist in the pre-constructed deck, then I wasn’t able to notice the difference while specifically looking for that difference.You can earn in-game currency, gold, from the trials and the quick match options, which allow you to purchase more cards — or the two remaining starter decks — from the store. If you don’t like to grind for in-game gold, you can also pony up real cash for shards, the real-money proxy in Scrolls.Thankfully, everything in the game is purchasable with the in-game currency, but in a continuing theme with the game, the store seems a little bare at the moment. You can purchase two of the remaining starter decks, a single random card, a single random card from within one of the game’s three resource types (factions), and a pack of 10 scrolls (two guaranteed uncommons, one guaranteed rare). There is no singles store, but each week, the game will randomize six different cards unique to you (as in, your friend will have a different set of six randomized cards) that you can purchase individually.You can also buy a few more character customization options, but that’s about it. For a CCG, you’ll likely notice it’s missing a way to purchase singles — though you can still trade with players — as well as missing a larger bulk option, such as a booster box.Next page: But does Scrolls’ gameplay feel beta?last_img read more

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Hard Rock reveals scale model of Japan IR concept

first_img Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions The new design also features an authentic Ainu village experience, designed to help raise awareness for the local indigenous Ainu people and educate those who visit the proposed Japan Hard Rock Resort destination in the city of Tomakomai.Other key features of the resort include a New York Yankee experience, a Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame highlighting Japanese, Asian and global artists and a partnership with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to bring Broadway shows to Hokkaido, while technology advances will include the latest facial recognition and security services.“We are extremely excited about the prospect of introducing our Hard Rock family to the people of Hokkaido, Japan with this world-class entertainment resort,” said Hard Rock International Chairman and CEO Jim Allen.“It will not only bring economic benefits to the local community, but also act as a gateway to learn more about the wonderful heritage of Japan and all that it has to offer.” RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Hard Rock International has unveiled its concept for a Japanese integrated resort in Hokkaido, revealing a full-scale model of its proposed IR during last week’s Hokkaido IR Showcase.The concept includes monorail access from Chitose International Airport, Hard Rock’s signature guitar-shaped hotel, a Four Seasons Resort, a Hard Rock Live venue, multipurpose Broadway-style theaters, a state-of-the-art wellness center and more than 215,000 square feet of world-class retail and dining space.last_img read more

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Russian Ruble Falls to 16year Low despite Interest Rate Hike Putins Power

first_imgThe Russian ruble fell to a new 16-year low on Wednesday despite the government’s frantic efforts to prevent a slide, reflecting a possible weakness in Putin’s power grip over the region.The ruble weakened 6.3 percent to 72.2 per dollar even after the Russian administration raised benchmark interest rates from 10.5 percent to 17 percent on Tuesday. The ruble lost 11 percent against the US dollar on Tuesday and has fallen 50 percent this year. Experts believe the currency is now in freefall.Timothy Ash of Standard Bank London told Fox News that the fall of the ruble was “the most incredible currency collapse I think I have ever seen in the 17 years in the market, and 26 years covering Russia.”In a televised message, the government asked Russians to stay calm adding that there was no need to worry. The administration said that a weak ruble was good for the economy because it will boost domestic production and make exports cheaper and that it was doing everything to control the situation.The Russian Central Bank also said that the higher rates would increase inflation eventually but wouldn’t have an immediate effect. Experts say the rate-hike and falling currency will hit the middle-class the most eventually and though there hasn’t been any public display of discontent yet, the current state of affairs could threaten Putin’s power.”I think he has a store of support that can last 1-1/2 to two years. We will see the first signs of discontent in the spring,” Lev Gudkov, head of the Levada Center, an independent polling group, told Reuters in a telephone interview.Others agree adding that the upcoming panic won’t really be about the currency fall or the oil prices but “rumours about the return of our country to the “98-year” regime,” Alena Afanasyeva, a senior analyst at Forex Club in Moscow told the agency referring to the 1998 crisis.Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and speculators for the slide in the currency. A spokesperson for the president also added that “emotions and a speculative mood” were brewing up the market turbulence.The US Secretary of State said that the sanctions could be lifted if Putin took necessary steps to ease tensions in Ukraine and committed to the ceasefire accords to end the conflict.”These sanctions could be lifted in a matter of weeks or days, depending on the choices that President Putin takes,” Kerry told reporters, according to Reuters.last_img read more

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Taxidriver dies after being slapped by passenger

first_imgKolkata: A taxi-driver died after being slapped by a passenger on Friday afternoon at Rabindrapally in Keshtopur. The accused passenger has been arrested by the officers ofBaguiati police station. According to the police, on Friday, around 4 pm, a person identified as Soumen Roy, reached Rabindrapally in a taxi. He is a resident of the same area. After reaching the destination, the taxi-driver identified as Sukumar Jana (45), a resident of Maheshtala area, asked for the fare. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBut, Roy alleged that he was demanding more money than the usual taxi rate. Hearing his claim, Jana asked Roy to check the fare meter but Roy alleged that the fare meter was tampered and the reading was incorrect. Arguing over the taxi fare, an altercation ensued between the two. All of a sudden, in a fit of rage, Roy allegedly pushed Jana. The taxi driver and passenger started fighting and during the fight, Roy allegedly slapped Jana hard. He fell down on the road and lost consciousness. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateRoy with the help of local residents immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctor declared him dead on arrival. Later, cops of Baguiati police station was informed about the incident. The police reached the hospital and sent the body of Jana for autopsy. Roy was detained by the police officers. Jana family was also informed about his death. Later his family members went to Baguiati police station and lodged a complaint against Roy. Based on the complaint, police registered an FIR against Roy under section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code and arrested him.last_img read more

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Five temblors recorded Wednesday west of Costa Ricas capital

first_imgNo related posts. The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), reported five medium-strength earthquakes west of the capital between 6-11 p.m. on Wednesday.The temblors occurred in Escazú and Alajuelita, the strongest recorded at 6:39 p.m. with a magnitude-2.6, a depth of 6 kilometers and an epicenter just below Escazú.OVSICORI said in a press release that is impossible to predict whether temblors will continue in the area. Facebook Commentslast_img

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Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles

first_imgThe Costa Rican National Police and Environment Ministry chased down a group of Costa Rican poachers at sea Wednesday afternoon for harpooning at least three green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry.Authorities rushed to get two boats prepared to pursue the alleged poachers after receiving a report that a group was harpooning sea turtles south of Tortuguero National Park off the Caribbean coast. The three suspects, identified with the last names Granados, Castellón and Arrieta, all from Limón, were seen throwing the sea turtles overboard as police closed in. Police were able to retrieve the reptiles and the three alleged poachers were arrested and sent to the prosecutor’s office in Guápiles.The endangered sea turtles, weighing up to 120 kilograms each, suffered damage to their shells from the harpoons. Sea turtles cannot regulate their buoyancy when their shells are punctured, preventing them from hunting or swimming effectively.“The officers saw when the turtles were thrown overboard with harpoons still stuck in them. Unfortunately we know that when they try to swim in the sea they die because of the damaged shell,” Tortuguero Police Chief Freddy Flores said in a statement.All three turtles initially survived the ordeal and police have handed the animals over to a rescue center for treatment.The three animals rescued Wednesday bring the total number of green sea turtles rescued this season to 10 as part of a more robust law enforcement strategy on Limón beaches.Green sea turtles can weigh up to 320 kilograms (700 pounds). The creatures nest on Costa Rica’s Caribbean beaches from July to October and are often poached for their meat and eggs.Recommended: 5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean  Facebook Comments Related posts:Following threats, poachers allegedly attack sea turtle conservationists in Costa Rica, Sea Shepherd says Caught in the act: After turtle poacher fails to appear in court, police find him returning from another hunt Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya Long-awaited Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Costa Rica with prosecutors’ opening statementslast_img read more

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World commemorates 75th anniversary of DDay

first_imgJune 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, part of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.Today, communities around the world commemorate the thousands of people who lost their lives that day. info heading info content Next Image 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_1 Facebook Comments 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_7 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_5 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_3 While Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, it fought alongside the Allies in World War II after President Calderón Guardia declared war in December 1941.Read more about Costa Rica’s involvement in World Wars here:Costa Rica fought (briefly) in World War ICosta Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp  060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_2 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_4 Previous Image Related posts:US restores regular flights to Cuba VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration Costa Rican Foreign Minister leaves Israel, just as Trump arrives US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_6 read more

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Zillow Group Announces CFO COO Promotions

first_img CFO COO Zillow Group 2015-08-18 Staff Writer Share August 18, 2015 607 Views Kathleen PhilipsZillow Group recently announced two key executive promotions. According to the announcement, Kathleen Philips, who has been the company’s COO since 2013, has been named CFO of Zillow Group. In addition, Amy Bohutinsky, who has been CMO since 2011, has been promoted to COO of Zillow Group.Philips began her career at Zillow Group in 2010 as general counsel and has spent the last two years as COO. In the COO position, she ran mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, human resources, legal, and customer support. Before joining Zillow, Philips served as general counsel of Hotwire, StubHub, Pure Digital Technologies, and FanSnap.In her new role as CFO, Philips will oversee the finance, treasury, and accounting functions for Zillow Group, and will continue to oversee legal operations and corporate development.”I’ve worked closely with Kathleen for over ten years, first at Hotwire where she was general counsel and a member of our senior leadership and now here at Zillow, where she has played an instrumental role in our success,” said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Group’s CEO. “Kathleen has been at the center of all of Zillow’s key business initiatives for the last five years. She is perfectly positioned to be Zillow Group’s new CFO, and I’m very excited to work with her in this new role.”Amy BohutinskyAmy Bohutinsky will replace Philips and take over as COO. Bohutinsky joined Zillow pre-launch in 2005.In her previous role as Zillow Group’s CMO, Bohutinsky was responsible for brand strategy for all consumer and business to business brands in the Zillow Group portfolio, as well as growth, marketing, and consumer care for the group’s flagship Zillow brand.In her new role, Bohutinsky will oversee Zillow Group’s people organization (human resources, recruiting and learning, and development), as well as marketing, communications, and consumer care. Prior to Zillow, Bohutinsky ran communications for Hotwire.”Amy has been with Zillow from the beginning and has played a critical role in growing the Zillow brand from launch to where we are today–the leading real estate website in the country,” Rascoff said. “She’s an incredibly valuable member of our executive team, and this promotion recognizes her contributions to the company as an individual and a leader.”Former Zillow VP of Marketing and Product Jeremy Wacksman will replace Bohutinsky as CMO.center_img Zillow Group Announces CFO & COO Promotions in Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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first_img— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 21, 2016Moore said the thing that bothered him the most about the whole situation was the fact that Sherman told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he knows what kind of reporter Moore is, and that he “was trying to antagonize him.”“It was him going at one particular reporter who he has experiences with, who he believes is more interested in soundbites than good journalism,” Smith echoed on what Sherman told him. “He felt like the guy was looking for a soundbite and was trying to antagonize him as opposed to somebody that was interested in good journalism.”Moore insisted this was “a non-story” and that it won’t affect the Seahawks at all in their preparation for the Cardinals on Saturday, but did think this is a result of something that happened years ago.“I guess the Super Bowl from two years ago is still lingering in the minds of some of the players in the locker room.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Jim Moore, ESPN Seattle radio host Top Stories I appreciate the role the media plays and they have a tough job. I let it get personal today and I regret that. Next one should be fun— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 21, 2016 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires #Petesaididontcontrolcredentials 😅 0 Comments   Share   center_img (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman made national headlines Tuesday when he had a less than pleasant exchange with a reporter at his press conference.Sherman told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Jim Moore “I’ll ruin your career,” after Moore asked him questions about the exchange Sherman had with head coach Pete Carroll on Thursday night.During that Seahawks win over the Los Angeles Rams, Sherman went on a tirade at Carroll after they decided to throw the ball from the 1-yard line, and the pass was nearly intercepted. The cornerback said after the game that he thought he had a right to question the play-calling, since they are all in it together. Richard Sherman said he was upset about the Seahawks throwing from the 1-yard line. Didn’t back off. “We’ve already seen that.”— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) December 16, 2016When Sherman became available to the media for the first time since that game on Tuesday, many questions were thrown his way about that incident, and not just by Moore.Moore joined Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Wednesday and said he was surprised by the outburst.“I think a lot of us, or I did anyway, expected (Sherman) to be contrite and maybe apologetic, or at least say he regretted what he said a little bit. But it was completely the opposite. He didn’t feel that way at all,” Moore said.“I heard some people saying that we asked him the same question in different ways, and perhaps that’s true. It’s just that it was just so odd.”As Sherman was walking away from the press conference, he told Moore that he’d ruin his career by revoking his credential.The Seahawk later tweeted out an apology, and said that he didn’t have control over credentials like he promised.last_img read more

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