72 polling recorded in Vellore

first_imgChennai: Vellore parliamentary constituency recorded nearly 72 per cent polling on Monday, officials said. There were no untoward incidents, police said, even as there were some reports of EVMs and VVPATs malfunctioning. Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo said “about 72 per cent” of the total 14.32 lakh voters cast their votes on Monday in the six Assembly constituencies covered under the Vellore Lok Sabha segment. “The final figures are still awaited,” he said. The constituency is witnessing a fight between AIADMK and DMK, with A C Shanmugam of the ruling party taking on Kathir Anand, son of senior DMK leader Durai Murugan. Counting of votes of will be taken up on August 9. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The poll outcome is being keenly awaited as a win for the AIADMK would be seen as an endorsement of Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s two year rule, although the party had little to boast of in the April 18 polls. If DMK wins, it will be perceived as a verdict against the ruling party, with the state poised to face the general elections in 2021 at the end of the current term. Both Palaniswami and Stalin had embarked on a hectic campaign schedule, fighting hard to reaffirm their respective parties’ dominance. Though polling was originally scheduled in Vellore on April 18 along with the rest of the 38 Parliamentary segments in Tamil Nadu, it was then rescinded after Income Tax officials seized money allegedly meant to bribe voters.last_img read more

Jury sees photo of BC dads injuries after his daughters found dead

first_imgVANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court jury in Vancouver has seen a photograph of a father’s injuries after his young daughters were found dead in his apartment.Andrew Berry has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe Berry and four-year-old Aubrey Berry on Christmas Day 2017 in Oak Bay, on southern Vancouver Island.The Crown alleges that Berry stabbed his daughters more than two dozen times each before attempting to kill himself, and police found him seriously injured in the apartment’s bathtub.Oak Bay Police Const. Piotr Ulanowski was the first officer to respond to Berry’s apartment and he says firefighters helped the man out of the tub so that he could be taken to hospital by ambulance. Ulanowski took a photograph of Berry while in the ambulance, and it shows bloody lacerations to his chest and neck, and a bruised right eye that the officer says was swollen shut.The defence has not yet had an opportunity to cross-examine Ulanowski or make opening arguments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 32 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $32 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on May 28 will be approximately $40 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

Colten Boushies aunts say RCMP harassing Red Pheasant residents

first_imgChris Stewart APTN National NewsWhile the community of Red Pheasant tries to mourn the loss of Colten Boushie several people say it’s not helping that the RCMP have upped patrols that includes pulling people over and shinning spotlights into homes.Residents on the Saskatchewan First Nation say it’s harassment.“Getting stopped for no cause,” said resident Tash Baptiste, and Boushie’s aunt. “Just like last night. They asked why they were driving up and down … this is a reserve. We have relatives at every house. It’s not a crime to jump in your vehicle and go visit somebody.”Boushie was shot and killed Aug. 9 in a farmer’s field a short distance away in Biggar, about an hour west of Saskatoon. Gerald Stanley has been charged with second-degree murder and is out on bail pending a trial.The shooting sparked a massive outcry over racism in the province.Sabrina Peeaychaw, also Boushie’s aunt, said she’s seen RCMP out patrolling.“Stopping in people’s yards. Flashing their spotlights in their homes. Pulling into yards, as well as peeking into windows,” said Peeaychew.Peeaychew is also on the Red Pheasant council and said she called the RCMP to complain.“It has become a problem. I thought I would take it upon myself and question them. The RCMP returned my call stating they spoke to their constables. They are only to come to our community if there are any calls for them to be here,” she said.Stanley’s next court date is scheduled for Sept. 13.last_img read more

President to confer Padma Awards on March 11 15

first_imgNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Padma Awards on March 11 and 15 in two investiture ceremonies at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as the Modi government has claimed to have transformed the national honours into “people’s choice” trophies by involving the general public in sending entries. For the awards announced on the eve of Republic Day, the government received a record 50,000 nominations, 20 times more than the 2,200 entries in 2014. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The awardees include 12 farmers from nine states, 14 doctors from 11 states, nine sportspersons, 16 social workers and others representing various fields. Of the 112 named for the awards, 56 will receive the honour on March 11. Among those to be awarded on March 11 include Balasaheb alias Balwant Moreshwar Purandare from Maharashtra who will be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan. There will be eight Padma Bhushan honours to be given to John Chambers, Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan, Vishwanathan Mohanlal, Budhaditya Mukherjee, Karia Munda, Kuldip Nayar (posthumous) and Hukumdev Narayan Yadav. The Padma award winners will interact with the winners of Padma Quiz organised by the government last week which saw participation by 35,499 people.last_img read more

UN says number of refugees fleeing insecurity in Togo down sharply

The number of people fleeing violence since last month’s presidential election in Togo has slowed down sharply, the United Nations refugee agency said today.According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the major border crossing points into Benin and Ghana – which together now host some 22,600 Togolese – were reported calm and quiet as of last night.There were 355 new arrivals yesterday at Hilakondji, in Benin, and 218 arrivals in Aflao, Ghana. Since 26 April, UNHCR in Ghana has recorded 10,681 Togolese refugees, while in Benin some 12,000 refugees have been registered – including a single group of 321 refugees who arrived in Benin’s capital, Cotonou. The agency is currently verifying that this group had not previously been registered at Hilakondji.These refugees told UNHCR they intended to stay with relatives, but they needed some assistance, particularly schooling for their children. UNHCR estimates that at least a third of the Togolese refugees in Cotonou were attending school when they fled the country. Some were preparing for exams and the agency will be discussing with educational authorities in Benin how best to help them.UNHCR said that while two-thirds of the Togolese in Benin were staying with host families, nearly 3,500 others have been transferred to the camps of Come, which is now full, and Lokossa in the southwest. An additional 300 refugees were staying at the Hilakondji border in church grounds. Lokossa camp, built on a 40-acre site surrounded by palm trees, is being cleared and levelled to make room for up to 5,000 refugees. The site could be extended further if necessary. Meanwhile, some 600 other refugees were staying with relatives in Cotonou.A convoy of eight UNHCR trucks carrying supplies for up to 5,000 people arrived Wednesday in Benin from Ghana and was being unloaded yesterday at a warehouse in Lokossa, near the camp. The aid supplies included tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, mats, jerry cans, kitchen sets and soap.For its part, the World Food Programme (WFP) has provided each of the two camps with 2 tons of maize, a ton of beans and the same quantity of oil. The food is being distributed and now most refugees can cook their own meals for the first time since they arrived in Benin.Improvements in the camps were continuing with the installation of more latrines, showers and additional water taps. Measures were also being taken to make recreational space for the children, who make up half of the refugee population. UNHCR was planning to open a field office in Lokossa today to better manage the sprawling camp. read more

Facebook stock falls after Barrons says its still too pricey

Facebook stock falls after Barron’s says it’s ‘still too pricey’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook Inc.’s stock fell almost nine per cent Monday after an article in the financial magazine Barron’s said it is “still too pricey” despite a sharp decline since its initial public offering. Though Facebook’s stock has plunged since its May IPO, Andrew Bary at Barron’s said the stock trades at “high multiples of both sales and earnings, even as uncertainty about the outlook for its business grows.” At issue is the shift of Facebook’s massive user base to mobile devices. The company is still figuring out how to advertise to people who use their mobile phones and tablet computers to access the social network. Bary said success in the mobile space is “no sure thing” for the company. Mobile ads must fit into much smaller screens, which doesn’t give Facebook “much room to configure ads without alienating users,” Bary said. Facebook also has what Bary called “significant” stock-based compensation expenses. Last year, the company issued $1.4 billion worth of restricted stock and $1 billion so far this year, he noted. Yet technology companies such as Facebook “routinely encourage analysts to ignore stock-based compensation expense — and most comply. This dubious approach to calculating profits is based on the idea that only cash expenses matter,” Bary wrote. “That’s a fiction, pure and simple.” Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook’s stock fell $2.03, or 8.9 per cent, to close at $20.83 on Monday. The company went public on May 18 at a share price of $38, which it has not matched since. Bary said he thinks Facebook’s stock is worth $15, well below its current price even with Monday’s drop. “That would be roughly 24 times projected 2013 profit and six times estimated 2013 revenue of $6 billion, still no bargain price,” he wrote. Facebook declined to comment. Last week, research firm eMarketer said it expects Google Inc. to surpass Facebook in U.S. display advertising revenue this year. In February, eMarketer predicted Facebook would stay ahead of Google. The social networking company had surpassed Google in 2011. But Facebook’s ad revenue has fallen short of the expectations eMarketer set in February. That said, some analysts are still bullish on Facebook. Last week an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage of its stock with a “Buy” rating and a target price of $26. The analyst, Youssef Squali, said he’s “positive on the stock long-term” despite its botched IPO and the worry that Facebook’s stock will be held down as employees become eligible to sell their stock in the coming months. “We see significant opportunities ahead of Facebook, largely from brands moving online seeking mass reach and user engagement and from the explosion of mobile advertising in the next 2-5 years,” Squali said in a note to investors. barron financial magazine|business|facebook shares|NASDAQ|new york markets by News Staff Posted Sep 24, 2012 4:48 pm MDT read more

Widow 88 left with lifechanging injuries after horrific planned attack

 Keith Grogan who was also jailed for three years Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA  Keith Grogan who was also jailed for three years  Jeffrey Earp who violently assaulted 88-year-old widow, Blanche Rowlands during a burglary in her homeCredit:Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Carl Barrett who has been jailed for three years after admitting conspiracy to commit burglary Earp, of Newtown, admitted robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary and was jailed for 14 years and four months by a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Wednesday.Keith Grogan, 42, and Carl Barrett, 51, both also from the town, also admitted conspiracy to commit burglary and were each jailed for three years.Detective Constable Amy Davies, who led the investigation, said: “This horrific, planned attack on a vulnerable woman is the worst case I have dealt with.  Carl Barrett who has been jailed for three years after admitting conspiracy to commit burglaryCredit: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Jeffrey Earp who violently assaulted 88-year-old widow, Blanche Rowlands during a burglary in her home “Blanche was subjected to a brutal, sustained attack, and left with life-changing injuries. This could easily have been a much worse outcome. Mrs Rowlands’ daughter, Bethan Rowlands, added: “The whole family are happy with the court result.”On behalf of mum I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the community for their support of mum over the past 12 months.”I would also like to thank Newtown police for the hard work and dedication carried out to bring these men to justice and make the town a safer place for everyone.” Police have released pictures of an 88-year-old widow who was attacked in her home by a burglar.Blanche Rowlands suffered facial injuries when she was assaulted by Jeffrey Earp, 50, during a violent burglary at her home in Newtown, Powys in June last year.Mrs Rowlands was knocked unconscious and suffered bruising and a broken arm during the incident in which she was locked in her bedroom.Her engagement ring and other sentimental jewellery given to her by her late husband were stolen and have never been recovered.Mrs Rowlands was later found by her neighbour having suffered significant and life-changing injuries. “After an intense year-long investigation I am satisfied we secured the best possible outcome for Blanche and her family.”I would like to thank the Newtown community for their help and support, which helped us get this case to court and secure some sense of justice for everyone affected.” read more

AntiBrexit campaigner of Guyanese origin fears acid attack in UK

(PRESS TRUST OF INDIA)- LONDON: An Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval, has spoken out of fears that she may be the target of an acid attack on the streets of London.Gina MillerGina Miller, who has been targeted by Brexiters on social media for her stance against Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), said she could be forced to leave Britain as a result of death threats and abuse against her.“I have been getting threats of having acid thrown in my face for months and months now. When I see someone walk towards me on the street with a bottle of water or something, I just freak out,” said the 52-year-old businesswoman.Miller, born Gina Nadira Singh in British Guiana (now Guyana) to Guyana’s former Attorney General Doodnauth Singh, has been a vocal campaigner as part of a “Best for Britain” drive.She lives under 24-hour security with her husband and three children, who she claims spend their weekends indoors due to fear.“If it came to the point that it was just too much to bear from a security point of view, if I sat down with my police teams and we felt that it was a really serious threat, I would have to seriously consider leaving the UK,” she told ‘Verdict’ magazine.“This would break my heart because I love this country and I am fighting for it. But we might have to,” she added.Scotland Yard has served eight cease and desist notices to people who had sent Miller threatening messages.Recently, a British aristocrat was jailed for 12 weeks for offering “5,000 pounds for the first person to accidentally run over this bloody troublesome first-generation immigrant” in reference to Miller on social media.Rhodri Phillips had made a series of threatening Facebook posts against Miller before she took him to court over the attacks.Miller’s concerns of an acid attack come against the backdrop of a growing number of such crimes on the streets of London. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArrest over online threats to Guyana-born Brexit legal challengerDecember 7, 2016In “World”British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal voteJanuary 15, 2019In “World”UK sends deportation warnings to 100 EU citizens by mistakeAugust 23, 2017In “latest news” read more

Cyprus MPs overwhelmingly reject tax on deposits

first_imgCYPRUS MPS HAVE voted to reject a condition on a eurozone bailout deal.They overwhelmingly rejected a tax on bank deposits demanded by international lenders as a condition for a bailout deal, with a vote of 36 against, 19 abstentions and none in favour.“The bill has been rejected,” said house speaker Yiannakis Omirou earlier this evening, as thousands of protesters outside the parliament building in Nicosia exploded in joy.Local media said the government would now try to renegotiate the terms of the deal with the troika of lenders, and at the same time seek other ways of making up a €5.8 billion shortfall.Options included issuing a national bond scheme, restructuring the island’s banks and trying to attract further investments from Russia, reports said.The deal would see eurozone countries offering €10 billion in emergency funding for the struggling island, with Cyprus due to come up with another €7 billion itself.A deal struck by EU ministers late on Friday night would see a tax of 6.75 per cent on bank accounts with balances of under €100,000, with the rate rising to 9.9 per cent for higher balances.This morning, the government published draft legislation to provide an exemption for accounts under €20,000, but did not increase the levy on higher accounts.Read: British military plane takes €1 million to Cyprus>Read: Cyprus to exempt small savers from deposit tax ahead of crucial vote>last_img read more

Killer Instinct uses Kinect to identify you for tournament play

first_imgKinect for Xbox One is currently being undersold by Microsoft as a must-have feature. Most gamers just view it as a motion controller they can’t see much use for, and a camera that is always watching you. Well, finally, it looks like Kinect has been put to good use in a game.Adam Isgreen, creative director of Microsoft Studios, has explained that Kinect is being used in a clever way for fighting game Killer Instinct. This isn’t for gameplay, though. Instead, Kinect will support tournament play by automatically detecting who you are, linking you to a controller, and loading your settings (favorite characters, button config).So, if you wanted to have a Killer Instinct tournament with a few friends, switching players will require no setup. Kinect will detect (registered) players with its camera and automatically set them up on the controller they are holding. By doing this, Microsoft and Double Helix Games are removing the boring bits and getting you to the gameplay faster. Less configuration equals more fun.The same feature will also work if playing alone. After an initial configuration to get the settings you are happy with, every time you play Kinect will detect who you are and load your preferences. The system then just scales to however many players there are, they just need to be a recognized gamer with a profile.While this is a nice feature, it still only uses the camera function of the Kinect and many will surely class it as a gimmick (albeit one I imagine KI owners will appreciate once they start using it). Microsoft needs to share details of why we should be getting excited about the motion controls, too. What games are using that in new and interesting ways gamers will be genuinely enthused about?last_img read more

Special in every way

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games came to a spectacular close in Athens on Tuesday night marking the end of the sporting event. 7,500 athletes from 185 countries, including 130 Australian athletes, celebrated the closing at the historic Panathenaic Stadium, the home of the modern Olympics, with a massive celebration of achievement as athletes let their hair down after ten days of competition and global friendship. In a time of political unrest for Greece, Special Olympics Chairman and CEO, Tim Shriver sent this message to the people of Greece: “You did an amazing job. The athletes had a great time. I can truly say that Greece has outdone itself. From this time on, millions of people worldwide have found out the meaning of Special Olympics. My mother would be very proud if she were here.” The Australian team will bring home 115 gold medals. Among them, Greek Australian athlete Daniel Tsatsaronis, as part of the bowling team, won gold.last_img read more

Deezer sinstalle sur BlackBerry Messenger

first_imgDeezer s’installe sur BlackBerry MessengerAprès avoir investi les réseaux sociaux, Deezer débarque sur le service de messagerie en ligne instantanée des terminaux Blackberry. Avec cette intégration de la plate-forme de streaming musicale, l’utilisateur pourra partager diverses informations avec ses contacts BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), comme un titre qu’il est en train d’écouter, ou ses listes de lecture.Deezer vient de signer un partenariat avec RIM pour intégrer la plate-forme d’écoute de musique en ligne à l’application de messagerie instantanée des smartphones BlackBerry. Depuis Deezer, il sera désormais possible de partager des informations avec ses contacts BlackBerry Messenger, comme des listes de lecture, des titres en cours d’écoute, ou encore des pochettes d’albums et des profils d’artistes. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’utilisateur pourra également accéder aux informations musicales de ses contacts depuis la messagerie BlackBerry. Mais pour bénéficier de tous les services offerts par cette alliance, un compte premium, fixé à 9,99 euros par mois, sera nécessaire. La version gratuite est en effet limitée à seulement trente secondes d’écoute par morceau.”Nous proposons par ce biais des fonctionnalités similaires à celles déjà en place sur notre site et actuellement accessibles via les modules sociaux et l’Open Graph de Facebook” souligne Deezer, qui avant de s’attaquer aux BlackBerry a déjà conquis les plate-formes iOS et Android.Le 3 février 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Greffe inédite une fillette reçoit une trachée faite de ses propres cellules

first_imgGreffe inédite : une fillette reçoit une trachée faite de ses propres cellules souchesAux Etats-Unis, une équipe internationale a annoncé être parvenue à greffer chez une petite Sud-Coréenne de deux ans, une trachée artère faite de cellules souches. Une telle opération n’avait encore jamais été réalisée chez un enfant. C’est une première mondiale qui repousse une nouvelle fois les frontières de la chirurgie : une fillette de 2 ans s’est vu greffer une trachée artère fabriquée à partir de ses propres cellules souches. Particulièrement innovante, la procédure n’est en réalité pas nouvelle mais elle n’avait encore jamais été mise en oeuvre chez un jeune enfant. D’où l’importance de la nouvelle annoncée par une équipe internationale. L’opération a eu lieu le 9 avril à l’hôpital pour enfants de Peoria, dans l’Illinois (nord des Etats-Unis) sur une petite Sud-Coréenne prénommée Hannah et privée de trachée artère. Née en 2010 d’un père canadien et d’une mère sud-coréenne, la fillette était dans l’incapacité totale de respirer, manger, boire ou avaler par elle-même. Elle a ainsi passé ses deux premières années à l’hôpital de Séoul où les médecins avaient dit à ses parents qu’il y avait peu de chances qu’Hannah survive. C’était sans compter leur détermination à sauver leur fille qui les a poussés à faire des recherches et à découvrir les travaux du médecin italien Paolo Macchiarini.Basé à l’Institut Karolinska en Suède, celui-ci a mis au point une technique permettant de greffer à un patient une trachée artère fabriquée à partir de ses propres cellules souches. Une technique qui avait déjà été testée plusieurs fois et qui s’était révélée être une réussite. Mais comme les parents n’avaient pas assez d’argent pour aller jusqu’en Suède et payer l’opération, c’est finalement aux Etats-Unis que tout s’est déroulé grâce à l’aide du Dr Mark Holterman, chirurgien pédiatrique à l’hôpital pour enfants de Peoria, qui a fait venir le Dr Macchiarini.Une nouvelle trachée qui semble fonctionner Pour fabriquer la trachée artère, des cellules souches ont été prélevées dans la moelle osseuse de la petite Hannah puis ont été cultivées en laboratoire à l’intérieur d’un tube spécial en plastique. De là, il a fallu attendre environ une semaine pour que les cellules se multiplient et fabriquent une nouvelle trachée. D’un peu de 7 centimètres, cette dernière a ensuite été implantée chez la fillette au cours d’une opération qui a duré pas moins de neuf heures. Aujourd’hui, moins d’un mois après l’intervention, les premiers signes sont tout à fait prometteurs.Bien qu’Hannah soit toujours sous ventilateur, la trachée semble fonctionner tout à fait normalement. “Le plus étonnant dans ce miracle (…), c’est que cette greffe non seulement lui a sauvé la vie mais finira par lui permettre de manger, boire, avaler et même de parler comme tout autre enfant normal”, a ainsi déclaré le Dr Paolo Macchiarini cité par l’AFP. En effet, les médecins estiment que, lorsqu’elle sera remise, la petite fille pourrait être capable de rentrer chez elle et de vivre une vie normale.Pour l’heure, Hannah se remet encore de l’opération et d’une infection qui l’a suivie mais d’après ses parents et les médecins, le changement est déjà présent, elle se comporte comme une petite fille de deux ans en bonne santé. “C’est comme si elle renaissait. Les médecins espèrent qu’elle pourra tout faire comme un enfant normal mais cela va prendre du temps. C’est une toute nouvelle route sur laquelle nous nous trouvons. C’est sa seule chance mais c’est une fantastique et une incroyable chance pour elle”, a expliqué son père, Darryl Warren lors d’une conférence de presse.  Un espoir vers la construction d’autres organes ? Aujourd’hui, Hannah n’a plus besoin du tube qui lui a permis de vivre au cours de ses deux premières années. Un ventilateur lui permet ainsi de respirer un peu plus normalement. Elle n’est pas encore capable de manger par elle-même mais les médecins lui ont tout de même donné un tout premier aperçu du goût de la nourriture : quelques petits coups de langue sur une sucette. Une expérience qui lui a apparemment particulièrement plu. “Je lui ai demandé : ‘est-ce bon ?’ et elle a immédiatement acquiescé avec sa tête”, a raconté son père.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le Dr Holterman a précisé que la fillette devrait tout de même recevoir une nouvelle trachée lorsqu’elle aura cinq ans et qu’elle aura grandi. Depuis la création de la technique, le Dr Macchiarini a réalisé 14 interventions de ce type : cinq utilisant un tube artificiel pour fabriquer la trachée et neuf utilisant des trachées issues de personnes décédées. Hannah est la plus jeune patiente sur laquelle a été réalisée cette procédure. Néanmoins, celle-ci n’est pas utilisée que pour des trachées.Des techniques similaires ont été employées pour fabriquer des vessies, des urètres ou encore une veine l’an dernier. Aussi, les scientifiques ont bon espoir de se servir un jour de cette même procédure pour fabriquer des organes solides comme le foie ou les reins. L’opération sur Hannah Warren “montre réellement que la technique est réalisable”, a conclu le Dr Anthony Atala, directeur de l’Institut de médecine régénérative de l’université de Wake Forest.Le 2 mai 2013 à 12:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

US certifies that Iran is meeting terms of nuclear deal

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Trump administration certified to Congress late Monday that Iran has continued to meet the required conditions of its nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers.But senior administration officials made clear that the certification was grudging, and said that Trump intended to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran for ongoing “malign activities” in non-nuclear areas such as ballistic missile development and support for terrorism.“We judge that these Iranian activities severely undermine the intent” of the agreement as a force for international stability, one official said. Iran is “unquestionably in default of the spirit of the JCPOA,” or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, that went into effect in Janary 2016 after years of negotiations, the official said.International monitors, and other signatories of the agreement, have said that Iran is meeting its terms, giving the administration little room for maneuver in providing the assessment required by Congress every 90 days.The last certification of Iranian compliance, in April, was also followed by a new round of sanctions on Iranian individuals and companies the administration said played a role in ballistic missile tests that are not covered by the nuclear agreement.last_img read more

Social Media Threat Made Against Bonita Vista High School

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsChula Vista (KUSI) – Heightened security will be in effect at and around Bonita Vista High School Monday following a threat made over social media.Police were looking into an Instagram comment that suggested a shooting was going to take place on Monday at the estimated -2,500-student campus, but there was no immediate word on what actions administrators planned to take, including if the school will remain open Monday.An Instagram user with the handle @f***diswrld posted the comment Saturday onto a weeks-old post from the school’s ASB account, @bvhs_asb. “Shooting up on the campus on Monday,” the comment — which has since been taken down — said. ” I like some of you. Try to skip school if you value your life.”The user finished the comment with a profane hashtag directed at the high school, then posted another one warning students “I don’t think you guys are gonna wanna hide at the 900s” apparently referring to a cluster of classrooms on the northern end of the school.The comment, which was posted sometime around 4 p.m. Saturday onto a March 22 post congratulating Bonita Vista High’s 2019-20 ASB officers, appeared to have gone unnoticed by authorities and school officials for nearly a whole day.About noon Sunday, Twitter user @AlbertTovar13 tweeted at the Chula Vista Police Department with a screenshot of the comment, which he said was taken by his son.The police department responded thanking the user and said the high school “will be addressing this concern as soon as they can.”  Around the same time as the Police Department’s response, the high school addressed the threat on its ASB Instagram page and its Twitter account. “This afternoon we were made aware of a possible social media threat to our school,” it said on both pages. “We are working with Chula Vista Police who (are) actively investigating this matter. We will update you further as we learn more.” Updated: 7:25 AM KUSI Newsroom, Social Media Threat Made Against Bonita Vista High School Posted: April 7, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

ASAs 16th Annual Soybean Leadership College A Success

first_imgJayson Lusk, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Oklahoma University, during his panel discussion on “Agricultural Trends – The Big Picture”.Approximately 120 agricultural enthusiasts, leaders and college students attended American Soybean Association’s (ASA) 16th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC) in Orlando, Florida this week.Founded in 2001, Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally.Several panel discussions were presented in a variety of topics. Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University discussed current and future agricultural trends. Kevin Folta, Ph.D., University of Florida, spoke on science and its impact on agriculture. Shane Meeker, Proctor & Gamble, discussed storytelling for businesses and author, speaker and professional speech coach, David Okerlund spoke on making the best of a challenge in agriculture.Soybean Leadership College social media reporters selected by Farm Credit. (L-R) Rachel Lium, Josie Burgett and Kennedy Core.SLC attendees also attended breakout sessions on soybean sustainability, financial management and social media for farming.Special thanks to our Soybean Leadership College Sponsors:National Checkoff SponsorUnited Soybean BoardCorporate PartnersBASF-The Chemical CompanyFarm CreditState QSSB SponsorsArkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean AssociationIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers AssociationNorth Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean CouncilSouth Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardTexas Soybean BoardVirginia Soybean BoardTo learn more or for information about next year’s conference, visit www.SoyGrowers.com or  contact Christine Luelf at 314-754-1291 or email at cluelf@soy.org.last_img read more

Bike lanes being added on MacArthur Blvd

first_imgIf MacArthur Boulevard were designed today, it would not be a four-lane road, the city’s director of public works told the Vancouver City Council on Monday.The traffic count on the approximately two-mile-long stretch, which runs east-west between Mill Plain Boulevard and Lieser Road in the Heights, doesn’t support the need for four lanes, Brian Carlson said during a workshop on upcoming traffic safety projects.Carlson was explaining the decision to restripe MacArthur with one vehicle lane and a dedicated bicycle lane in each direction. An April vehicle count showed stable traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Carlson said, with a few hundred vehicles an hour.At the start of the workshop, City Manager Eric Holmes reminded councilors that the projects on the agenda had all been discussed and included in the city budget, but they would likely be noticed by the public and he just wanted to make sure councilors would be able to answer questions.Councilors have received several emails from concerned residents about the decision to restripe MacArthur, but Carlson said the decision was based on several factors, including public input. When a preliminary plan included shared lane markings, or “sharrows,” the city heard from concerned cyclists, Carlson said. The posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour, and the traffic study concluded that drivers routinely go faster than the posted limit. Sharrows are recommended for streets with slower posted limits, Carlson said.last_img read more

Water main break causes road closures water warning in Oakland Park

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews continue to make repairs after a water main break shut down the eastbound lanes of Oakland Park Boulevard.According to Oakland Park Fire Rescue, the rupture took place near Southwest 14th Street and Oakland Park Boulevard late Sunday morning.Officials shut down Oakland Park Boulevard eastbound at Dixie Highway.Portions of the area are still under a boil water notice Monday. Areas affected by this notice include Dixie Highway East to Cherry Creek, Northeast 38th Street South to city limits and Middle River Canal.The rupture comes four days after a subcontractor crew working on electrical lines for Florida Power and Light struck a 42-inch water main near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport off Northwest 55th Court, Wednesday.That massive rupture prompted officials to issue a boil water notice that was lifted for most parts of the city, Sunday afternoon. However, it remains in effect for a few neighborhoods and parts of Oakland Park and other Broward County cities.Officials said they do not expect any interruptions in service while permanent repairs are made to the ruptured pipe in Fort Lauderdale. last_img read more

My favorite AirPodalternative wireless earbuds are back in stock for 33

first_imgAt $33, these are too good to pass up. BlitzWolf I’m a little obsessed with truly wireless earbuds right now. Here’s what I’ve learned after testing a variety of inexpensive, off-brand products:Smaller is not necessarily better. The tinier they get, the worse battery life is likely to be. They’re also harder to get in and out of your ears (and, often, the case as well).Avoid the ones with touch controls. It’s way too easy to graze those buttons by accident, especially when putting them in and taking them out. Then you find yourself with unwanted results — like accidentally ending up back in pairing mode.Insist on autoconnectivity, meaning the earbuds pair with each other and your phone the moment you take them out of their case.It should come as no surprise that today’s deal — which I’ve shared several times before, but is the cheapest it’s ever been — ticks all those boxes.For a limited time, and while supplies last, the BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 wire-free earbuds are $32.99 shipped when you apply promo code CNETBWFYE1. That’s $17 off the regular price and a whole dollar below last time! 😂 See it at AmazonI use these primarily for listening to podcasts while walking the dog and to music while working at my desk or around the house. For me they’re a perfect fit: easy into the ears, easy out. (Don’t expect a fully noise-isolating seal like you get from some in-ear headphones. Consequently, don’t expect super-deep bass, either.) 21 Photos Amazon Bose LG Sony Apple How to choose the right headphones The Cheapskate Tags reading • My favorite AirPod-alternative wireless earbuds are back in stock for $33 Originally published Jan. 16.Update, May 28: Back in stock.  CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! • I bought a second pair for Mrs. Cheapskate over the holidays. She likes them, too, in large part because they’re so easy to use. I can’t overstate the wonderfulness of “open the box, take out the earbuds, start listening.” And, similarly, “put the earbuds back in the box, close box, done.”On my recommendation, my buddy Doug also bought a pair and likes them a lot, though he notes that when he runs without a hat on (yeah, he runs in the winter — crazy!), they tend to fall out of his ears.My buddy Craig bought a pair and doesn’t like them, though his primary goal was to use them during conference calls — and listeners said he sounded tinny. However, we just got on a call together — me with my earbuds in and him with his — and we both sounded “very good” to each other. It might have been that he was in a noisy place during his business call, and the BlitzWolf’s microphone does a bad job of canceling noise. Bottom line: I love these. I can wear them comfortably for long stretches, and I find the audio quality to be very good overall. They’re a snap to use, and they’re $33. I think before you spend $100 to $200 on something from Apple, Bose or Jabra, you owe it to yourself to try these first.Agree? Disagree? You know the drill.Read more: The best truly wireless headphones Now playing: Watch this: Apple Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img 1:19 Comments Share your voice See All Best wireless headphones for making calls Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 26 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Headphones Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?last_img read more