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Kashmir separatist leaders detained

first_imgShujaat case suspect a tough nut to crack PDP and BJP: A Bollywood style break-up, says Omar Abdullah Several separatist leaders in Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Yasin Malik, were detained on Thursday to prevent their Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) from holding a protest march and observing a general strike against the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari The detentions come amid concerns in several quarters that the Union government was preparing the State administration to carry out an aggressive crackdown in the Valley.Also Read One must not form the government just to wield power: Ambika Soni  While Mr. Malik was detained from his Maisuma residence after the Fajr prayers and taken to a police station, Mr. Geelani, the Mirwaiz and Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai were put under house arrest.Political vendetta, says the Mirwaiz“This is nothing but political vendetta. The Hurriyat strongly protests the re-starting of cordon and search operations,” said the Mirwaiz.Governor N.N. Vohra called a meeting of the leaders of all political parties, including the State units of the national parties, on Friday evening “to discuss the situation in the State.”BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna called on Mr. Vohra and discussed “steps required for promoting the welfare of the people in all the three regions.”Also Read  “We have a seen a significant change in the local responses. We have had families celebrating killed militants, including a mother firing in the air to celebrate her son’s death. To me the mood is quite like that of the early 90s,” warned a veteran Kashmir observer within the system. He pointed out that for each local youth killed more would join the militant ranks.‘131 militants are locals’“We are no more dealing with anonymous foreign terrorists. We are dealing with local boys,” he said. Of the 144 active militants in South Kashmir, 131 are locals, according to official data. Only 13 are foreigners. And between January 1 and May 31, almost 90 locals have taken up arms.Several sources in the security establishment say they are expecting a massive jump in violence. “Unless the Centre changes the present tactics, the Valley will go up in flames,” a recently retired intelligence officer said.  Many political appointees in the previous PDP-BJP dispensation, including Advocate General Jehangeer Ganai, resigned from their posts on Thursday.A day after the Central government appointed two key officials involved in anti-naxal operations — Chhattisgarh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) BVR Subrahmanyam and retired IPS officer K. Vijay Kumar who was until recently adviser in the Home Ministry — Mr. Vohra said his priority would be to restore peace and tranquillity on the streets of Kashmir, admitting that the youth of Kashmir are annoyed.However, many within the security establishment believe that the new appointments to steer the Governor’s rule are clear indications of a tougher, more security-oriented approach. They warn that the present localised militancy could produce an unexpected backlash.Also Readlast_img read more

SEA Game: Active PH Volcanoes ready to erupt

first_imgThe men’s team, which swept its way to the gold during the sport’s maiden appearance in this biennial meet in 2015 in Singapore, will take on Indonesia (11:06 a.m.), Cambodia (1:22 p.m.), and host Malaysia (4:26 p.m.) in a busy start to its title defense.The Volcanoes, who are coming from the Asian Rugby 7s win in Doha, will complete their assignments Sunday against Singapore and Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Volcanoes, bronze winners last time around, will battle Thailand (10 a.m.), Laos (3:16 p.m.) and Singapore at 5:32 p.m. They will round up their matches Sunday against host Malaysia at 11:28 a.m.Rugby 7s will only have two days of competition where top two teams after a round robin will vie for gold and the next two fight for bronze. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Volcanoes will be bannered by Christopher Hitch, Justin Thomas Coveney, Vincent Francis Young, Jason Ritchie Lynch, Harry Morris, Jonel Madrona, Rupert Dian Zappia, Harrison Blake, Evan Spargo, Ricky Kucha, Jake Letts and Christopher Everingham.Dixie Star Yu, Sylvia Tudoc, Angella Camille San Juan, Madille Salinas, Rassiel Sales, Camilla Maryam Maslo, Helena Roxanne Indigne, Kaye Llanie Honoras, Gelanie Gamba, Tanya Louise Bird, Hayes Monica Bolofer and Ada Milby comprise the Lady Volcanoes. Read Next Despite Flying V’s failed bid, Teng grateful for run with Thunder Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine Volcanoes will be very active when their even kicks off. And the men’s team is threatening to erupt anew.The Philippine Rugby 7s men’s and women’s teams will start their Southeast Asian Games duty Saturday at Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kelana Jaya here.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READlast_img read more

Thin is still not in for Indian male models

first_imgThe waif like models that walked the runway at the last Men’s Fashion Week in Milan signalled the death of beefcake in the international modelling scene.But the trend has been bucked by the Indian shores where the ramps are still populated by quite some six packs.The debate around emaciated models has always centred on women, but the same miniscule measurements now go for men in the fashion capitals of Europe and New York.But the models that walked down the ramp at the recently concluded Van Heusen Mens Week here were not the delicate teenagers populating the international catwalks, but muscled men.And the brawn is here to stay, says Milind Soman, India’s first male super model.”The international trend for androgynous male models has still not caught up here. I think it will cause an uproar if a skinny chicken walks the ramp here, the audience will not accept it,” Soman told PTI.Designer Jay Arora who caused a flashbulb frenzy when he sent models dressed in barely-there hot pants during Mens Week says that economics has a part to play in the trend.A large chunk of consumers for designer menswear in India according to him is the ‘new age man’, who is not afraid to stray from the black suit routine. And this new age man is also a gym freak.”The trend running through all the collections was a lean silhouette. And to carry off the fitted look, you need a gym toned body. All the models work hard for it and so do my costumers,” said Arora.advertisementWhere the masculine ideal earlier was a buff 6-footer with six-pack abs, the man of the moment on the international catwalks is the wraith like urchin.Designer Anjana Bhargava is thankful that the trend is not here yet and suggests that Bollywood, where former models like John Abraham and Arjun Rampal are ruling the roost, may have something to do with it.”They may not say so openly but a Shah Rukh Khan or a Hrithik Roshan is indeed role model for many men, who also buy designer clothes. Bollywood trends quickly become popular and the trend in tinseltown is for ripped bodies not skinny men,” said Bhargava.The models themselves rubbish the trend, as a mere flash in the pan.From Lalit Tehlan to Kabir Singh, the most popular models all sport gym toned abs and muscular physiques.And they say that they would rather emulate British model David Gandy, who became a over-night star after appearing in the Dolce & Gabbana perfume campaign wearing only a pair of tight white briefs.”The top earning male model today is David Gandy who is far from skinny. The trend for skinny models too I think too will fade out and the tall muscular frame will again become fashionable,” said upcoming model Ravinder Kuhar.last_img read more

Seasoned sports administrators face tough times in upcoming polls

first_imgAfter the high of the London Olympics brought about by our athletes, sadly the focus is back on Indian sports officialdom. It has returned to its most familiar state – officials squabbling over power and pulling out all stops to try and continue in office, even if one has outlived his term.Sports View by S. Kannan.The next two months will indeed be important for archery, boxing and the Indian Olympic Association, as they have to hold their elections.Given the tough stance taken by the sports ministry with regards to the guidelines and how those who have completed their tenures or are over 70 are ineligible to contest, it does become difficult for the seasoned administrators. But that doesn’t mean people like Suresh Kalmadi, Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Abhay Chautala, who are now ineligible to contest elections, will move away from the spotlight.It is well known that in the last two years, the sports ministry, first under MS Gill and now Ajay Maken, has played a proactive role in reining in the federations.Quite often, sports officials retort about how “the government infringes on their autonomy” and how they can do without sarkari support. The point is, despite corporate support for Indian sport growing gradually, the biggest spender for Olympic disciplines continues to be the government.At a time when India has won six medals at the Olympics, you can be sure that minus the government funding, these athletes would never have been able to do so well. From foreign exposure to training programmes and services of the best coaches, it has all come courtesy government spending.advertisementAnd even if you take a sport like boxing, where the men did not win a medal this time but Mary Kom did, they definitely need every rupee of the government’s support.Yet, when I talked to a few officials in these sports federations and the IOA, there are some who are ready to defy the government for their own self propagation.Suresh Kalmadi.While the sports ministry has been unable to push the sports development bill past the Union cabinet, let alone Parliament, it has nevertheless been able to ensure sports federations do fall in line as far as annual recognition and grant of funds is concerned.From archer Deepika Kumari to the clutch of new boxers who want to make it big, their federations rely on government largesse. So, for the sake of the athletes’ continuity in training, it is imperative that egoistic sports federation bosses step aside.A confrontation will not do anybody good as, in the end, the one who suffers is the athlete.We saw last year how the Badminton Association of India tried defying the sports ministry during its elections, but had to eventually fall in line.This time around, officials are looking at a new escape route. It is well known that as far as the sports ministry is concerned, their current guidelines harp on limited tenures and an age limit on the president, secretary and treasurer.The smarter ones have gone ahead and created fancy posts for themselves and the sports ministry has been unable to do anything about it. First, it was the late Harish Sharma who created the post of CEO for himself in the Basketball Federation of India. After that, the long-serving Baljeet Singh Sethi anointed himself as advisor in the National Rifle Association of India and virtually calls the shots even today.My nagging suspicion is that in the archery and boxing federation elections as well, we could see new posts being created so that those who fail the eligibility criteria can ‘beat’ the system. However, given the active roles played by people like Rahul Mehra, the day is not far off when almost every post in a national sports federation will come under the scanner.As regards the mother of all fights, the battle for supremacy in the Indian Olympic Association will be contested very keenly. It was interesting to read an item in newspapers that even the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to send its observers for the IOA elections.At least here, nobody can say the IOC wants to interfere as observers only watch. And for those who think the IOC is being asked to send an observer to India by one officer-bearer in the IOA, it’s indeed interesting how things are shaping up!Now that the Delhi High Court has said the IOA elections must be held as per the sports ministry guidelines, it will be interesting to see what Suresh Kalmadi, its president, does. He is over the tenure limit but still has the clout to put up his own candidates for the IOA elections. Yet, given the dynamics of how IOA elections play out every four years, it would be foolish to completely rule out a role being played by Kalmadi.advertisements.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

Paul Pogba likely to stay put at Juventus

first_imgPaul Pogba may stay put at Juventus despite talks about the French midfielder’s possible move to England or Spain, his agent Mino Raiola has said.The 23-year-old Pogba, who played a pivotal role in France’s run to the Euro 2016 final, has been strongly linked with a return to English Premier League club Manchester United with Champions League winners Real Madrid also eyeing him. (Also read: United to sack Rojo, Schweinsteiger to make way for Pogba: Reports) However, a fee touted to be around a world record 100 million pounds ($130.65 million) could see Real priced out of a move for Pogba, according to British media reports.”There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” Raiola told The Times.”He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract. Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players.”Pogba’s contract at Juventus runs until 2019, while Raiola has worked closely with United during the close season as he wrapped up deals for his clients, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.last_img read more

Nuno, Yanks, Rocked By A’s, 10-5

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — Carlos Beltran rediscovered his power stroke. One inning later, the Yankees slugger forgot how many outs there were.It was that kind of day for New York, which takes a two-game losing streak into a key series with division-leading Toronto this week.Beltran homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list in the Yankees’ 10-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics on June 15. But the veteran also was called out on a strange play in the eighth inning when he lost track of the outs.With one out and the A’s ahead 10-3, Beltran hit a grounder to short that was turned into a forceout at second. After crossing the bag at first, Beltran trotted toward New York’s first-base dugout. He got halfway there before heading back toward first, but was tagged in foul territory.“I thought there were two outs,” said Beltran, adding it was the first time in his big league career he’d been called out after losing track of the outs. “It was too late to go back.”Umpire Dan Iassogna made the call and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi came onto the field for a brief discussion. By rule 7.08, Beltran was out for “abandoning” the base.“It’s an embarrassing play,” Girardi said. “It’s probably happened to all of us. A lot of times it’s more that you slow up running to the bag as opposed to peeling off. It’s a lot more glaring when that happens.”Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers off New York starter Vidal Nuno (1-3). Nuno, who had allowed only three earned runs total over his previous two outings, allowed eight runs and eight hits in three-plus innings.“It was pretty much not making adjustments,” Nuno said. “They got some little hits here and there and then it was just one pitch, bang. Those two innings, it was a little frustrating not getting ahead of the count and they took advantage.”The A’s had been held to one run or fewer in four of their previous nine games before taking a 10-0 lead in four innings.Yoenis Cespedes drove in two runs and Josh Donaldson snapped an 0-for-33 slump with an RBI single. Jessee Chavez (6-4) carried a shutout into the sixth.With the second-best record in the majors behind San Francisco, the A’s have won three of four and are off to their best start in nearly 25 years.Chavez blanked the Yankees until Derek Jeter doubled in the sixth and scored on Mark Teixeira’s two-out single. Oakland’s right-hander was stellar otherwise, allowing five hits over six innings with four strikeouts.Beltran homered off reliever Ryan Cook in the seventh. “I felt good, I felt rhythm at the plate,” Beltran said. “It was pretty positive the way I felt. Hopefully I can build from that.”Brett Gardner also homered for New York, hitting a two-run shot in the ninth. The Yankees put two more runners on base after that against struggling reliever Jim Johnson, and Luke Gregerson came on for the last out.Jeter played his last scheduled game at the Coliseum and received a lengthy ovation from the sold-out crowd that included several thousand fans decked out in Yankees jerseys.The retiring shortstop was given a bottle of Northern California wine during a pregame ceremony and received a financial donation from the A’s for his Turn 2 Foundation.The Coliseum is the site of one of Jeter’s most memorable plays, the backhanded flip to the plate that helped save the Yankees in the 2001 playoffs. Jeter hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the seventh before being replaced by Brendan Ryan in the bottom half of the inning.(MICHAEL WAGAMAN, Associated Press)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ISL: Andrija Kaludjerovic goal earns Delhi Dynamos a point vs Kerala Blasters

first_imgKerala Blasters were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League thanks to a late goal from Andrija Kaludjerovic on Saturday.C.K. Vineeth’s 48th minute strike by cancelled out by Kaluderovic’s 84th minute header at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.Delhi took control of the game from the start amidst a heavy downpour as Kerala struggled to get hold of possession.Lallianzuala Chhangte looked threatening from the left flank and his duel with Kerala captain Sandesh Jhingan kept everybody at the edge of their seats.But, it was Kerala who came close to getting the lead in the 22nd miniute.A quick breakaway and a neat one-two between Stojanovic and Sahal Abdul Samad saw the Serbian striker unleash a sumptuous shot at the Delhi goal. Goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro was, however, alert enough to deal with the danger.A mistake from goalkeeper Naveen Kumar moments later gave Kaluderovic two stabs at the Blasters goal but a goalmouth scramble saw the ball ultimately cleared..@DelhiDynamos grabbed a late goal to deny @KeralaBlasters all 3 points tonight.More videos: https://t.co/mrtZlxvu6i #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #KERDEL #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/vXUTe0jxWVIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 20, 2018David James’ men then had two gilt-edged chances in succession following a quick counter-attack initiated by Vineeth.Lalruatthara’s low cross found its way back to Vineeth who scuffed his shot with the goal at his mercy. The rebound fell to Stojanovic who smashed the side-netting from an acute angle.advertisementThe best chance of the first period fell to Delhi in the dying minutes following Mihelic’s excellent ball to find Romeo Fernandes.The Goan winger squared the ball up for Zuiverloon but the Dutchman’s cushioned effort scraped agonisingly wide of the post with Naveen Kumar well beaten.Matej Poplatnik was promptly introduced after the half-time interval but it was Vineeth who had the crowd roaring in delight.A Blasters’ corner was only half cleared to Poplatnik who sent the ball immediately back into the box for Vineeth. The striker shrugged off the challenge from Rana Gharami far too easily before poking a clever finish past Dorronsoro.At the other end, Lakic-Pesic denied Romeo with an excellent block but the hosts should have doubled their lead when Seiminlen Doungel and Poplatnik found themselves in a two-on-one situation.Doungel went for goal instead of releasing his unmarked team-mate and paid the price with his effort going wide.With Jhingan injured on the floor due to a cramp, Delhi found a deserved equalizer in the 84th minute through Kaluderovic as he headed home from inside the box.Fan-favourite @ckvineeth scored the opening goal and had an impressive outing tonight. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #LetsFootball #KERDEL #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/aG8doGG02YIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 20, 2018(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

IPL 2019: Home advantage good thing, will speak to Ganguly, says KKR CEO

first_imgWhile admitting that the Eden Gardens wicket hasn’t exactly been what they wanted, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore said they have themselves to blame more for the spate of losses this season. Mysore also ruled out the option of playing their home matches outside Kolkata.KKR snapped a six-game losing streak to beat Mumbai Indians by 34 runs on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. The two time champions, who traditionally bank on their spinners to deliver the goods, failed to do that on an Eden track which was a batting paradise and hardly assisted turn.”You build a team based on your home conditions primarily because you’re playing seven games there. So it’s been slightly unusual in that sense. That’s (home advantage) a good thing and that’s how rivalries are built up,” Mysore told reporters on the sidelines of a charity event.Mysore said they would have discussions with the Cricket Association of Bengal top brass including Sourav Ganguly on getting the home advantage but there’s no question of moving away. “We will try and continue to have good discussions with the CAB, curator, the president and others to make sure that as home team we should have some advantage.”We are a Kolkata team. The kind of love affair, romance that has built up between KKR, the city and the fans is most gratifying. The team also recognises it. We are grateful for that. The kind of support we get here is incredible,” Mysore said.Mysore pointed out that despite the string of poor shows, fans have turned up in numbers. “Until yesterday, we had lost six in a row but every game was pretty much sold out. Fans have come and cheered us all the way. That’s great to see. That just shows, while fans get frustrated with results as we all do, the support remains and it continues. So there is no question of that type of a thought process,” he maintained.advertisement”In all fairness, we have probably not played to our potential. If some of the results had gone our way, we would not be talking about the conditions, pitch and all that,” he said.Russell was promoted to No 3 on Sunday after the West Indies all-rounder expressed his displeasure. The 30-year old slammed an unbeaten 80 from 40 balls.Head coach Jacques Kallis said it was a collective decision to send Russell at No 3. “We are a team that plays according to the situation. We had a good start so we decided that Russell bats higher up to get maximum number of overs. Fortunately it worked for us,” the South African great said.Also Read | IPL 2019: Try to make sure no back-biting in KKR camp, says Dinesh KarthikAlso Read | Chris Gayle feels after Virat Kohli, KL Rahul will serve Indian cricket for longAlso Seelast_img read more

Indigenous women strongest people in the world former NWAC president

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was an inspiring and emotional graduation for a group of Indigenous women.They had finished an intensive leadership program about creating social change and empowering women.They also got some inspiration from a the keynote speaker.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.last_img

UNICEF salutes work of former UN expert on children in war

It said it had welcomed the appointment of Olara Otunnu as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for children in armed conflict (CAAC) in 1997, following the groundbreaking study of the problem by former Mozambican First Lady Graça Machel, and it had worked closely with him in highlighting the ways in which children in conflict zones were affected.Mr. Otunnu left at the conclusion of his contract over the weekend.UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said the agency greatly appreciated Mr. Otunnu’s work “bearing witness to the atrocities children face in conflict, for telling and re-telling their stories for so many to hear and for his persistent calls for accountability.”She lauded Mr. Otunnu for insisting that egregious violations of the rights of children in armed conflict could not be overlooked or forgotten, and that impunity must end for all war crimes and abuses committed against children.Ms. Salah also congratulated former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Karin Sham Poo of Norway, on her appointment as the interim Special Representative until a successor to Mr. Otunnu is chosen. read more

Armed Met Police officers to wear headmounted cameras for first time

first_imgBody-worn cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers in the country's largest police force. Firearms officers will wear cameras fixed to their heads 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. Body-worn cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers in the country’s largest police force. Firearms officers will wear cameras fixed to their headsCredit:Metropolitan Police  Firearms officers working in London will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.The Metropolitan Police said officers working for armed response units will have the devices attached to baseball caps and ballistic helmets.Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers in the country’s largest police force, with the latest tranche seeing 1,000 members of Firearms Command getting the devices.The plans for head-mounted cameras for firearms officers were first suggested by previous Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe in 2014 in the wake of the death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan. “It provides a documented and accurate account of the threats officers face and the split second decisions they make. The cameras also offer greater transparency for those in front of the camera as well as those behind it.”Mark Duggan’s death: The protest that lead to a riot – and calls for police headcams Last month, figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission showed the number of fatal police shootings in England and Wales had reached the highest level in 13 years.Statistics revealed there were six police armed fatalities recorded in 2016/17. It was the highest annual number since it began collecting the statistics in 2004. Sir Bernard said giving firearms officers cameras would result in speedier justice for victims and help the force “be more accountable” in the wake of the death, which sparked riots in 2011.Commander Matt Twist, in charge of the Firearms Command, said: “Officers who carry an overt firearm as part of their role very much welcome the use of Body Worn Video. Only those officers who carry a firearm overtly will be given a camera, while other units including Mounted Branch, Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection and Specialist Crime Units to be given the devices by October.London mayor Sadiq Khan said the technology “will make a real difference to those carrying firearms”He said: “As we complete the London-wide rollout, the cameras will also provide our officers with confidence in the transparency of their actions, as they continue their great work on the front line fighting crime and keeping our city safe.”last_img read more

Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is

first_imgTHE CORK DOG Action Welfare Group (CDAWG) is caring for a dog that was left to die in the woods last week.The dog, who the welfare group called Fionn, was found by someone out walking in the woods.He was lying in a spot where people dump rubbish and the vet who examined him said he had suffered a severe blow to the head. There were fears that Fionn might not be able to walk or that he may die, but after receiving great care at the shelter, he is said to be on the mend.Fionn being examined by the vet.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Margaret Twohig of CDAWG said it is believed that Fionn was in the ownership of a hunting club. She said that ownership of Fionn has been transferred to the the Dog Action Welfare Group.She added that the person who owned Fionn has been identified and she has been told by the club the owner of Fionn has been expelled from the club.Animal Rights“The keeper of Fionn also had other hounds in his care and we have been told that these dogs have been removed from the premises,” she said.“We wanted a commitment from the group that his dogs would be removed,” she said.When Fionn was found she said he was barely alive and was cold to the touch. “He was covered in cuts and pressure sores, a mere skeleton, unable to move. It looked like he had been put there, in amongst the rubbish and left to die. The rain pouring down on his poor body,” she said.The group called him Fionn after the legendary Celtic hero Fionn Mac Cumhail. They said it was the perfect name for him, as he was a great Irish warrior who fought and won many battles and had a special love for hounds.The place where Fionn was found.X-rays revealed that he has a fractured skull due to a blunt force trauma to the head and they feared that he would not survive. However, in what Twohig describes as a “Christmas miracle” he was standing and walking yesterday.“The latest update from the vet is that Fionn is on the mend,” said Twohig. The vet said that looking at Fionn when he came in he did not think he was going to make it. “With a fractured skull, there was a possibility of brain damage or that he could have been paralysed, but it is great that he is up walking today,” she said.Since the group posted Fionn’s story on Facebook, Twohig said they have been inundated with messages and support for Fionn from all over the world.“We have received messages from the UK, Germany and South Africa, all wishing him well and asking for updates. An animal welfare group in Sweden is even holding a fundraiser for him,” she said, adding that she has never seen such a great public reaction to one story. “He really has touched people’s hearts,” she said.She said that many people have offered Fionn a home but that they had to wait and see how he gets on over the Christmas.While she said that Fionn’s story had obviously resonated with people, she said that they receive many calls about abandoned hounds.She said that animal welfare rights “don’t mean much in this country” adding that there are people in power that can strengthen the laws.Worst time for animal crueltyShe also said that while she has never had such an overwhelming reaction to Fionn’s story, that this is one of the worst times she has witnessed in animal cruelty, stating that while there are a lot of kind people out there, some people seem to have become “indifferent” to animals.She urged people, especially at this time of year, to think about what it means to care for an animal, adding that puppies are not just for Christmas, they deserve to be loved, just like Fionn did, she said.Cork Dog Action Welfare Group is a voluntary group and relies on donations. To find out more about the group please click here. Read: Horse euthanised after being found with two broken legs in Wicklow estate>Read: Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare>last_img read more

Samsung fit 1TB on a single hard drive platter

first_imgSamsung has used CeBIT to announce it has managed to push the storage capacity of hard drives up once again by squuezing more data into the same physical space.The biggest hard drives you can buy today are 3TB drives based on four platters each carrying 750MB of data. But Samsung has managed to push the per platter density up to a point where 1TB is possible. In so doing we could soon see 4TB 3.5″ drives and 2TB two platter 2.5″ drives for laptops.The first hard drive sporting the new platters will be the HN-D201RAE shipping as part of the Spinpoint EcoGreen F6 series. It will be coupled with 32MB of cache, a 6GBps SATA connection and will spin at 5,400rpm. It is thought this first drive will be a 2TB model where as 3TB and 4TB models are planned in the future. What we don’t know is when Samsung intends to ship the first drive.The first laptop 2.5″ drive will be called the SpinPoint M8 and features 1TB of storage. As with the 3.5″ drive it will spin at 5,400rpm, but will have the slower 3GBps SATA connection. The important thing with this smaller drive is the height. 1TB can now be delivered in a 9.5mm casing making it compatible with a lot more laptops. That’s compared to the 12.5mm alternatives used until now for that storage capacity in a mobile format.Read more at Heise Online (translated), via Maximum PCMatthew’s OpinionThe sooner 4TB drives arrive on the market, the sooner prices of 2 and 3TB drives will fall making them the obvious choice for most people and the storage capacities most PCs will start shipping with. 4TB will remain at a premium price until someone figures out how to do 5TB.The increase in platter density by Samsung will be a wake-up call for competitors. Western Digital is actually celebrating the acquisition of Hitachi’s hard drive business this week, but its focus now needs to turn to figuring out how to do a 4TB drive, and how to go beyond that storage limit. The same is true of Seagate.last_img read more

Greek inheritance issues

first_imgIssues pertaining to Greek inheritance come about because members of the diaspora are not aware of the intricate details of Greek inheritance law. Under Greek law, a will may be invalid if any of the “mandatory heirs” is excluded from inheriting under the will and by other circumstances. Greek law designates heirs and inherited percentages, in the absence of a will; heirs are personally liable for debts of the estate; strict deadlines apply for the inheritance procedure. It is important to note that, under Greek law, a will may be invalidated if any of the “mandatory heirs” is excluded from inheriting under the will. By law, the “mandatory heirs” include the descendants of the person making the will, the surviving spouse of that person or the parents thereof, in the event that there are no descendants and/or surviving spouse. A forced heir is entitled to receive one half of the share which he/she would have received if he/she were inheriting under the law, in the absence of a will. It is also important to note that, according to Greek law, the decedent’s estate passes to the heir with all of that estate’s advantages and burdens. As a result, upon explicitly or implicitly accepting his/her inheritance, an heir becomes personally liable for the debts of the inherited estate. In order to avoid assuming an indebted estate, an heir may chose to renounce the inheritance by filing a related declaration before the court located in the area of the decedent’s place of domicile. The deadline for renouncing an inheritance is within four months of learning of the potential inheritance or within one year of learning of the potential inheritance (if either the decedent resided abroad or the heir learned of the potential inheritance while residing abroad). When it comes to deadlines, a person who stands to inherit property in Greece should be aware that numerous significant deadlines are entailed. For example, an heir is obligated to file an Inheritance Tax Declaration within 6 months (for residents of Greece) or 12 months (for residents abroad) from the date of death or the date upon which a will was probated. It is strongly recommended to engage with qualified attorneys and accountants as soon as an inheritance matter arises and prior to any related action or inaction. However, in the absence of a valid will, the laws of Greece stipulate specific heirs and the percentages inherited thereby based on the relationship of those heirs to the person whose estate is being inherited. The list of potential heirs includes the following: spouse and children; spouse, parents and siblings; spouse, grandparents, their children and grandchildren; spouse and great grandparents; spouse exclusively; and the Greek state. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Newcastle reject Lascelles offer

first_imgNewcastle United have rejected an offer thought to be around £25million from West Ham for defender Jamal Lascelles, according to talkSPORT.West Ham are interested in signing the 24-year-old defender for Newcastle but have had their first offer rejected by the Toon side.The Hammers are currently undergoing a squad overhaul as new boss Manuel Pellegrini looks to improve the quality of his playing squad.West Ham have already completed the signing of Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski and Jack Wilshere.But Pellegrini is keen on adding Lascelles to his squad to improve his defence.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.West Ham are hoping to lure the former Nottingham Forest centre-back to the Olympic Stadium in London but Rafael Benitez is hoping to keep his captain at the club.Newcastle have made their intentions of retaining the services of the English man known and have rejected West Ham’s bid for him.last_img read more

The Barisieur alarm clock brews coffee bedside to wake you up

first_imgThe Barisieur is an alarm clock that brews a fresh cup of coffee for you, bedside. Patrick Holland/CNET Imagine waking up from a deep slumber to the gentle sound of water boiling and dripping onto coffee grounds. The air fills with the warm, welcome aroma of coffee. You open your eyes to see a clear glass cup on top of your alarm clock fill drop by drop with beautiful caffeinated gold. If you need cold half-and-half, no worries, there’s a petite chilled cup inside the clock at the ready. For coffee lovers this scenario may seem like a dream, but it’s the reality delivered by the Barisieur hybrid alarm clock/coffee maker. The alarm clock initially got my attention at CES this year because it reminded me of the elaborate chemistry setup that Gale uses to make coffee on Breaking Bad. The Barisieur is absolutely stunning to look at, balancing the clean beauty of scientific glassware with the natural appeal of stained walnut. A drawer on the front holds ground coffee and a scoop, and there’s even a tiny cup for cold milk submerged in the base. An infrared sensor regulates the temperature to keep the milk around 3 degrees Celsius, which converts to about 37 degrees Fahrenheit.The Barisieur doesn’t have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Alexa or Google Assistant. The only thing it connects is you with the start of your day, awakening each of your senses. Tags 2 The shaky world of coffee maker startups Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: A pet dryer, a bed that rocks you to sleep…center_img The idea is to set the Barisieur up the night before by portioning coffee into a metal mesh cone filter and filling the glass flask with water. You can also steep tea in it if you prefer.I saw the alarm clock all prepped to make coffee and it evoked a delightful alchemy feel, as if I had laid out ingredients to make a secret potion, which is what coffee is for many of us.The brew process starts when the alarm goes off or when you push the button. The Barisieur lacks any kind of touchscreen, instead opting for physical buttons and dials. Also worth noting: You can set the alarm to go off without making coffee, just like a regular alarm clock. But why would you do that? Once the alarm is triggered, the water inside the flask is heated and pushed up the siphon tube to drip over the grounds. Imagine waking up to this every morning. Barisieur I tasted a cup of coffee brewed by the Barisieur and it was good. It had a smoothness to it reminiscent of coffee made with a Hario dripper. I was also impressed with how fast it was able to brew a cup. It’s not as fast as something like a Keurig, but you’re getting a much better cup of coffee. Practically speaking, many kitchen coffee makers already let you set a brew time. An alarm clock that doubles as a coffee brewer seems like something the inventor Randall Peltzer from Gremlins would dream up. But the Barisieur’s sophisticated design and straightforward operation should make it right at home at the bedside for many coffee lovers. It’s also easy to envision it in a boutique hotel or a nice Airbnb rental. My only gripe, and it’s a small one, is that it makes just one cup. If you live with someone, there’s bound to be an awkward moment fighting over whose cup it is. I mean, I guess you could share. The Barisieur costs $445 or £345, which converts roughly to AU$625, and is available for purchase now. 5:32 Comments 11 Photos Coffee Makerslast_img read more

St George Hospital Selects Spok for Smartphone Delivery of Radiology Results

first_img January 20, 2016 — Spok announced that St George Hospital in Sydney, Australia, has selected the company’s solutions for radiology result notification and Web directory to improve clinician communications and patient care. By sending all radiology test results directly to the requesting clinicians’ smartphones, the solutions help St. George improve turnaround time for communicating the findings—thus accelerating patient treatment plans and care.St. George Hospital wanted a system to allow radiology to automatically communicate the report to the requesting doctor in addition to sending the report to the electronic medical record (EMR). “With Spok solutions in place, all radiology test results, including preliminary and authorized results, are automatically sent to the doctor who requested the test,” said Derek Glenn, M.D., director of radiology for St George Hospital.The Spok Mobile secure smartphone messaging app encrypts messages from the radiology information system (RIS) and sends them to the requesting clinician. The test results reach the right clinician’s preferred device based on the requesting doctor identity received from the EMR and the list of matching registered users in the secure Spok directory. Spok Mobile enables St. George Hospital’s clinicians to accept or reject the notifications and securely forward messages to other registered clinicians as needed.“We needed a way to measure the turnaround time it takes for requesting clinicians to actually receive and acknowledge test results after they are made available. The reporting and audit trail capabilities of Spok’s solutions give us a clear view of the communications from start to finish,” said Glenn.St. George Hospital’s Department of Radiology also uses Spok’s radiology result notification solution to notify referring clinicians when images are available in the system, before the report is generated. “This was a request from the referring community that we hadn’t considered before. Keeping doctors up-to-date on where their patients are in the imaging chain goes a long way in expediting the patient journey. This means that the requesting doctor receives an automatically generated ‘Images Available’ message as soon as the images are created,” said Glenn.As part of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) in Australia, St. George Hospital is the major teaching hospital for University of New South Wales. The 627-bed hospital provides Level 1 Trauma care for the district and has one of the busiest emergency departments in the state.For more information: www.spok.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation It’s not just the fans and media who are going crazy with rumors and hypotheticals. Kolb told the reporters who gathered that the unknown bothers him as well.“There’s a list of questions, and nobody knows the answers,” Kolb said. “A lotta unknowns.”While it still doesn’t provide any answers to the question of who will be the Cards starting quarterback when the season actually begins, it’s nice to finally hear from someone actually involved. Kolb’s quotes show he’s a guy who possesses a lot of personality as well as sensibility. Much like the rest of us he just wants an answer, sooner rather than later. “‘It’s pretty tough, but y’all have known me for a long time, and the way that I handle things is that I kind of keep things out of my life. I don’t pay too much attention to it. It’s hard, when it has to do with my life, but I keep a positive attitude and keep moving forward, and whatever happens, I’ll be ready to roll,” Kolb said afterwardsEven though all signs point to Andy Reid and the Eagles trading their backup quarterback, Kolb accepts the fact that, due to the lockout, a deal may not happen.“If the situation (of staying with the Eagles) can’t be avoided, I’m not going to sit there and be a turd,” Kolb said. “That’s not my style. I think that I’ve voiced my opinion, and there’s nothing more I can do. Just like always, whatever situation arises, I’ll just have to roll with the punches … To say that it didn’t cross my mind, I’d be lying.”If the Cardinals do in fact deal for Kolb, it’s good to know that being a ‘turd’ isn’t his style. After watching the production the team got from the position in 2010 you’d have to imagine that is one of Ken Whisenhunt’s prerequisites for whoever they bring in. Everyone has provided an opinion when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals and Kevin Kolb. Well, almost everyone.On Thursday the most important factor in those rumors, Kolb himself, spoke to the media for the first time since he and the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs. He was back on the east coast to take part in informal workouts with some of his teammates.The Philadelphia Daily News was there and talked to the 27-year-old quarterback about his future and how he’s dealing with his rumored relocation. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Oldest animal shelter may be forced to close

first_imgTHE oldest animal shelter in Cyprus may be forced to close as there are not enough funds to cover the huge running expenses to provide care for the unwanted animals of the Paphos district, the facility’s staff have said.Oana Bodnaras of Paphiakos and CCP Animal Welfare told the Cyprus Mail that help is urgently needed now, or the shelter may close, leaving more than 1,000 animals stranded.“We need help or closure is around the corner. Donations are drying up and the number of animals we shelter has increased. The running costs are high and we don’t have enough funds to cover these,” she said.Bodnaras said it costs more than €1,050 a day to run the shelter including feeding and medical costs.The Paphos shelter is home to 150 donkey and horses, around 500 dogs and 700 or so cats and kittens.Feeding costs of the dogs alone is close to €250 a day, the cats €140 and the donkeys, horses and goats €115. On top of that, medical expenses for the animals average around €550 a day.“This shows the difficult reality we are facing every day, combined with the fact that rescues are coming in all the time from all areas, 24 hours a day. We really need the public’s help with feeding all the animals and looking after them,” she said.The shelter has rehomed thousands of animals over the years and a recent success story involves a Kokoni Spaniel called Yoda. He is now owned by Dave Murray and is an RAPPAW therapy dog for traumatised and vulnerable victims of crimes in the UK.The organisation was initially founded in 1982 as the Cyprus Cat Protection (CCP) and Animal Welfare, and provided shelter for stray cats and dogs.In 1994 it changed to Paphiakos and CCP Animal Welfare with the aim of promoting and improving animal welfare throughout Cyprus.Since then, it has grown to provide a veterinary clinic, free rescue and 24-hour emergency service, an information and complaints centre, shelter, boarding, re-homing and a successful pet travel service.Bodnaras requested that any food donations are taken to the Paphos shelter or reception centre in Kato Paphos, and large quantities collection can be arranged.For cash donations: Account name: Animal Rescue, Bank: Paphos Co-op savings society Ltd, account no: 4007343-2, IBAN: CY06 0070 2840 0000 0000 4007 3432, BIC: CCBKCY2N.www.cyprusanimalwelfare.comYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more