FIFA World Cup 2018 : Spain vs Portugal Preview.

first_imgKAZAN, RUSSIA – JUNE 28: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)AdvertisementThe reigning European Champions, Portugal take on former World champions, Spain in this mouth watering clash for european supremacy. Spain’s shocking decision to fire Julen Lopetegui, their manager just days before the world cup have raised eyebrows in the entire footballing fraternity. He was replaced by former Spanish defender Fernando Hierro.With Ronaldo in the form of his life, he will look to fire Portugal past Spain where he will face several of his Real Madrid teammates. Sergio Ramos and Nacho will have to contain Ronaldo if Spain has to begin with a winning start. The two European powerhouses have met 35 times with Spain winning the contest 16 times to Portugal’s mere 6 wins.The match is scheduled to start at 11:30pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN.The lineups are :Meanwhile, in Sochi…The teams for #PORESP have been confirmed 👀 pic.twitter.com/1PdWyonEQ9— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018 Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018 : Egypt vs Uruguay ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 2 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Rajya Sabha passes Anti-Hijacking Bill

first_imgNew Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Rajya Sabha today passed the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014, which provides for death penalty even if ground handling staff and airport personnel are killed during such acts. In the earlier Bill, hijackers could be tried for death penalty only in the event of death of hostages, such as flight crew, passengers and security personnel. The amendments in the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 were cleared by the Cabinet In July 2015. Besides broadening the definition of hijacking, it also provides for an enhanced punishment to the perpetrators as well as the area of jurisdiction. Following the amendments, the perpetrators of hijacking would now be punishable with death penalty where such an act result in the death of any person. The Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014, introduced in Rajya Sabha in December 2014, was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture. The panel submitted its report in March 2015, suggesting various changes including making hoax calls a punishable offence and providing adequate compensation for victims of hijacking. The panel had asked the government to look at adequately defining the terms hostage and security personnel. Earlier on discussion on the bill, A U Singh Deo (BJD) said the bill does not have provisions for improving security and intelligence gathering. He added that India should make an agency to handle airport security on the lines of TSA in the US, which was created post 9/11. V P Singh Badnore (BJP) said that there should be provisions for the safety of the Parliament building as well as the Presidents estate, which are close to the airports. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju said that the issues of security zone is looked after by Home Ministry. Deputy Chairman P J kurien asked Raju to convey to the Ministry the concerns raised by the member over the security of the Parliament building and the Presidents estate. During Special Mention, Vijay Jawaharlal Darda (Cong) raised the issue of restructuring of the Bureau of Civil Aviation. Basawaraj Patil (BJP) demanded for a better utilisation of the ESI Hospital in Gulbarga (Karnataka). Lal Singh Vadodia (BJP) raised the issue of improving the post office net banking services. Vishambhar Prasad Nishad (SP) demanded to make the Prime Minister Crop Insurance premium free. Vivek Gupta (TMC) raised the issue of release of MGNREGA funds to states. PTI RNK AKK RGadvertisementlast_img read more

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Anushka awestruck by Salmans form in Sultan

first_imgMumbai May 24 (PTI) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is paired opposite Salman Khan in “Sultan”, is amazed by the 50-year-old superstars performance as a wrestler.Anushka, who had made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, also worked with Aamir Khan in “PK” and now has teamed up with Salman for “Sultan”.When asked about how she feels about working with all three Khans, Salman interjected saying, “What more she needs now?”To which Anushka said, “Absolutely, he has answered it for me”.The “NH 10″ actress couldnt stop heaping praises on the Dabangg Khan.”Salman is a very refreshing person to work with,” she said. On this, the star joked, “Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are not like that.”Anushka is essaying role of a wrestler opposite Salman who plays a Haryanvi grappler named Sultan.Anushka went on to add, “He (Salman) is unfazed by what happens around him. When you work with a person like him you feel refreshed. He is blessed to have lot of people around him who love him.”The actress said she was inundated with the messages after her role opposite Salman was announced. “You realise how much people are crazy,” she added.Anushka said that looking at the trailer of “Sultan” one would realise that Salman has worked very hard for this film.”For wrestling you cannot use wires and all. Its very real. Its contact sports. Hats off to him to do this at this point in his career. He doesnt keep it easy he pushes himself. Thats amazing. I respect that a lot,” she added.advertisementReleasing this Eid, “Sultan” is produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. PTI KKP NSK ZMNlast_img read more

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Afghanistan to play their first ever Test in India

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) India will host Afghanistan for their first ever Test in 2019-2020, the BCCI announced here today.Afghanistan earned their Test status alongside Ireland this June.”Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia but considering the historic relationship between India and Afghanistan, we decided to host their first Test,” said BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary after the Special General Meeting here today.Afghanistan and Ireland were made full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, becoming the sports 11th and 12h Test-playing nations. Besides welcoming them into five-day cricket, the BCCI has extended a helping hand to Afghanistan on a number of occasions.The team from the war-ravaged nation has hosted its home games in India, most recently the series against Ireland in Greater Noida. Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi became the first two Afghanistan cricketers to be bought at the IPL auction earlier this year. PTI KHS BS AH BSlast_img read more

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Dillon Gee Back, Mets Win 4-1

first_imgNEW YORK – Both the Yankees and the Mets are riding mini hot streaks, but for the first time all year, the assumption that the team in the Bronx will win more games is no longer automatic.The Yankees are holding their breath as doctors review the MRI of the new ace-savior Masahiro Tanaka.Met fans know the feeling too.When a shoulder injury stole Dillon Geeaway from the Mets in mid-May, they were a scuffling team meandering their way toward the bottom of the National League standings. Gee sensed that the energy level in the clubhouse had dwindled.Two months later, Gee returned to the Mets to find something wholly different in place. The working environment had transformed. In the dugout, the Mets were waving towels on a nightly basis, the most tangible evidence of a midseason culture change in Flushing.Gee did more than enough to further the trend Wednesday night, returning from the disabled list to deliver seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win that knocked the Braves out of first. The Mets have now won five of six, including three straight over the Braves, completely counteracting last week’s three-game sweep in Atlanta.“I don’t know what they’ve been going through,” Gee said of his teammates. “I just know it’s nice now. Everyone’s having a lot of fun and [it’s high energy. It’s like we’re expecting to win when we go out there.”Travis d’Arnaud‘s game-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning helped fulfill those expectations for Gee, who was plenty sharp in his first start back from a two-month DL stay. Facing the minimum over his first five innings, Gee did not crack for a run until B.J. Upton‘s two-out RBI double in the sixth. He needed just 79 pitches to complete seven innings, departing to a standing ovation after allowing the first two batters in the eighth to reach base.“That’s the Gee I’ve always seen and I’m used to,” d’Arnaud said.In essence, Gee took advantage of a hyper-aggressive Braves lineup, lowering his ERA against them to 2.18 over the past two seasons.“He’s been pretty good,” Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons said. “Nothing against him, but we’ve got to do a better job at the plate. We hit a couple balls hard, but right at people.”Despite all that, the Mets found themselves stuck in a tie game until the seventh, when Kirk Nieuwenhuis put them ahead for good with a sacrifice fly off Braves starter Ervin Santana. The next batter, d’Arnaud, cranked a two-run homer to deep left field, giving the Mets a comfortable margin for error.“That,” Gee said, “was a beautiful thing right there.”The Mets scored their first run off Santana on Lucas Duda‘s RBI single in the first, but nothing else until the seventh. Santana completed seven innings, giving up four runs on six hits.Contrast that to Gee, who spent weeks battling a right lat injury that the Mets initially expected to cost him just one start. Lingering soreness in his shoulder, combined with a setback midway through his rehab process, instead resulted in nearly two full months on the shelf.While Gee rehabbed, the Mets mostly treaded water, flirting with .500 a few times but always sinking back down the standings. Until now. Manager Terry Collins swears this most recent hot streak is different for the Mets, who are finally receiving meaningful contributions from d’Arnaud, Duda andRuben Tejada — three critical players who came to Spring Training surrounded by question marks.Things are not perfect — the Mets’ rotation still is not whole, for example, with Jon Niese sidelined until at least next weekend. But the rest of the team is playing at its highest level of the season, more than making up for other blemishes. The bullpen, anchored by Jenrry Mejia, Vic Black andJeurys Familia, is doing some of its best work of the year; on Wednesday, Black and Mejia pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively. And the lineup is churning out runs with uncharacteristic frequency.The results have been plain to see for a Mets team that, just last week, looked lost and overwhelmed on a nightly basis.Whatever the Mets are now, they’re clearly different from what they were when Gee last saw them.“They know how big this is,” Collins said. “They know it’s very big. You let the Braves beat you down here and it’s a long climb up. We’ve still got a long way to go — we’ve got a game tomorrow to worry about. We’ll enjoy this for an hour and then we’ll get ready for tomorrow.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Friends to battle it out on day one

first_imgThey’ve grown up playing alongside each other, from affiliate level to state through to national representation. Day one of the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC) will see good friends Kimberley Sue See, Chloe Crotty and Evania Pelite battle it out, with Sue See playing for Queensland Fire, while Crotty and Pelite will play for home side the Sunshine Coast Pineapples. They’ve tasted plenty of success together over the past 12 months, playing in the winning Queensland Secondary Schools Touch team at the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships, for Australia against New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series and recently for Caboolture at the 2013 Queensland Junior State Cup. For Sue See to be playing against Crotty and Pelite is a rare opportunity, and the trio don’t have to wait long into the event for this to happen, playing each other in round three of the NYC event, on Wednesday afternoon. austouch.com.au caught up Crotty, Pelite and Sue See in the lead up to the event to see what they are looking forward to, and their favourite memories playing at the event to date. Chloe CrottyHow much are you looking forward to playing your last National Youth Championships event at home?It’s good, it’s not far to travel and it just brings the excitement a bit more playing in front of a home crowd, I’m very excited. You played Tasmania in a trial game last night, how was that?It was really good, it was a good hit out for us and them, we got to try out all of our moves and that and so did they. Can you tell us a bit about the Sunshine Coast team that will take to the field this week?We’ve got a few 15-year-olds and a few 16-year-olds and the rest are about 18, we’ve been playing together for a while now, we are all excited. It’s safe to say that you three have played a fair bit of Touch Football together over the years haven’t you?It’s good because we are all friends as well, we’re all really close. You get to play Kim and the rest of the Queensland Fire team tomorrow afternoon, how much are you looking forward to that?I think that’s the game we are all looking forward to the most, because we’ve played with a lot of the girls from the Queensland team. It’s going to be good, hopefully we win. What is your favourite National Youth Championships memory?Winning, that was probably one of the best feelings, winning that NYC and beating New South Wales. What do you enjoy about playing at the National Youth Championships?I just like the atmosphere, everyone is really happy and friendly.Your Dad is your coach at this event, how do you find that experience?He’s been my coach for a few years now, since I started playing Touch, I kind of forget that he is my Dad and treat him like my coach.Kimberley Sue SeeHow is your Queensland Fire team looking in the lead up to the event?They are definitely developing and we’ve had a good run up to the event, we’ve had a few injuries recently, which isn’t too good but we’re looking good. This time last year you were part of Queensland’s National Youth Championships win, how amazing was that experience?That was really good, I loved that because I got to play with the older girls who have so much experience and offer so much so I really enjoyed it. You get to play Evania and Chloe’s Sunshine Coast Pineapples team tomorrow afternoon, how much are you looking forward to it?I am looking forward to it a lot, I don’t get to play them very often, I’m normally playing with them so it will be interesting because we know each other’s games really well, so we’ll see how it goes.You have had an amazing year so far, did you expect to achieve so much at such a young age?No not at all, I love playing the game so I just play it for fun, to have those opportunities come up is just a bonus for me and something that I’ve worked really hard towards.How does it feel to be part of the Australian Women’s Open squad?It feels really good, I’m really nervous because they are such good players but I think I’ll just take the experience as it comes and enjoy it and learn from it. Do you think your team can win back-to-back titles this year?I think so, I definitely think we’ve got a good chance, we’ll see how we go and take each game as it comes. Evania PeliteHow much are you looking forward to your last National Youth Championships event?I’m really excited, I’ve been so nervous since last week. How does it feel to be able to play the event at home?It’s good to be able to play at home, it’s always good and there’s a good crowd that always comes out and watches. What do you remember about last year’s event playing for Queensland?Definitely winning, I remember just being so nervous running onto the field and the end result.Who are the teams to watch out for this week?Definitely Queensland and New South Wales Combined High Schools. You, Chloe and Kim have all played a lot of Touch Football together over the years, how much have you enjoyed that?It’s been so much fun, we’ve had a lot of laughs off the field and then when we are on the field we work so well together. What do you enjoy about the National Youth Championships?Just being able to meet up with all the other girls from all the other states because you build a lot of friendships. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksFriends To Meet on Day 1last_img read more

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Uttar Pradesh to face byelections in 11 Assembly seats

first_imgLucknow: A total of 11 MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh this time and by-elections will be held in their constituencies. The BJP had fielded four Uttar Pradesh Ministers and five legislators in the Lok Sabha battle. Two legislators from the Samajwadi Party and one each from the BSP and Apna Dal also contested the Lok Sabha elections. Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi has won from the Allahabad Lok Sabha seat and the Lucknow Cantt Assembly seat which she held will now be vacant. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Satyadev Pachauri has won the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat and his Govind Nagar Assembly seat will face a by-election. The third Minister to have won the election is S.P. Singh Baghel from Agra and by-elections will be held in his Assembly seat Tundla. The fourth Minister, Mukut Bihari Varma, contested the Ambedkar Nagar seat but lost. BJP MLA from Pratapgarh Sangam Lal Gupta is now the MP from Pratapgarh and by-elections are inevitable on his seat. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Saharanpur BJP MLA Pradeep Kumar has won the Kairana Lok Sabha seat and his seat will also see a by-election. BJP MLA from Chitrakoot R.K. Singh Patel has won the Banda Lok Sabha seat while Barabanki MLA Upendra Rawat is now an MP form the same seat. Both these seats will have by-election. Bahraich legislator Akshaywar Lal has won the same Lok Sabha seat. In Aligarh, BJP MLA Rajvir Singh has scored a victory on the Hathras seat. Both these seats will soon fall vacant. SP MLA Mohd Azam Khan will soon vacate his Rampur seat since he has won the Lok Sabha elections. In Ambedkar Nagar, BSP MLA Ritesh Pandey has won the Lok Sabha elections and his Jalalpur Assembly seat will also be vacant. A BJP minister said that the newly elected MPs will vacate their seats within a fortnight and by-elections could be held after monsoon.last_img read more

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2nd Vande Bharat Express likely from next month

first_imgNew Delhi: The much-awaited second Vande Bharat Express will be run on the high traffic Delhi-Katra route three days a week, likely from next month, sources said Monday.The Delhi-Katra route was chosen by the Railway Board in a bid to capitalise on the high traffic volume owing to the Vaishno Devi temple pilgrimage, they said. The high-speed train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on the way to Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from 12 hours it takes currently. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The first Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 was launched on the Delhi-Varanasi route. The second Vande Bharat Express is proposed to be run three days a week, which could be extended up to five, they said. “The train will run every Monday, Thursday and Saturday for now. However, depending on the demand, we might extend it by two more days,” said the source. The train will leave from Delhi at 06:00 hours and reach Katra at 14:00 hours. On its return journey, it will leave Katra the same day at 15:00 hours and reach Delhi at 23:00 hours. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedRunning at a maximum speed of 130 kmph, the train will have around two-minute halts each at Ambala, Ludhiana, and Jammu Tawi, before Katra. The train has undergone trials on the Delhi-Katra route, which was chosen among others such as Delhi-Amritsar and Delhi-Chandigarh that were also in the contention for the premium service. Unlike its earlier version, which was criticised for lack of adequate space for pantry, the upgraded train has more space to store meals for passengers. It has adjustable seats and improved washbasins, a sturdy aluminium-clad nose cover to avoid damage due to cattle run-over and special anti-spall film on windows to guard against stone pelting. The first Train 18 was launched on February 15 on the Delhi-Varanasi route. It runs five days a week. Currently, the second train is undergoing additional trials.last_img read more

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Tonup Rizwan guides Pak to 2847 in 2nd ODI

first_imgSharjah: Wicket-keeping batsman Mohammad Rizwan hit a maiden hundred to guide Pakistan to 284-7 in the second one-day international against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. The 30-year-old knocked 11 boundaries in his 115 total as Pakistan — who won the toss and batted — once again failed to crack the 300-mark on a flat Sharjah stadium pitch. Rizwan, only playing because regular keeper and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been rested for the series — added 52 for the third wicket with Haris Sohail (34) and an invaluable 127 for the fifth wicket with stand-in captain Shoaib Malik. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAustralia lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first game, played at the same venue, by eight wickets on Friday. Pakistan lost opener Imam-ul-Haq without scoring off the fifth ball of the innings from fast bowler Jhye Richardson. Shan Masood (19) and Sohail — who scored his maiden hundred in the first game on Friday — took the total to 35 when Richardson struck again, getting Masood caught at short mid-wicket. But Richardson took 2-16 in his five overs and fell awkwardly in the outfield and left the field in the 11th over. Initial reports suggests he dislocated his shoulder and is doubtful for the remaining three matches. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRizwan, though, lifted Pakistan after Umar Akaml fell for 16, caught off spinner Nathan Lyon. Rizwan improved on his previous best of 75 not out, against Zimbabwe at Harare four years ago and completed his hundred with a single off 114 balls. He fell to Nathan Coulter-Nile to a boundary catch. Nile finished with 2-52. Malik also smashed three boundaries and a six before falling in the 45th over. Pakistan replaced experienced fast bowler Mohammad Amir with rookie Mohammad Hasnain for his first match while Australia remained unchanged.last_img read more

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Cops to probe role of doctors kin in Amherst Street gold loot

first_imgKolkata: The Amherst Street police is examining the role of a relativeof the doctor at the Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital in the alleged loot of some silver articles and gold jewellery at the doctor’s Amherst Street residence on February 24. Police officers recovered a major chunk of the articles of silver and some gold ornaments from Sodepur in North 24 Parganas on Saturday night though no one has been arrested in this connection. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn the incident day, the doctor’s relative had alleged loot at knife-point by two persons and claimed that she was alone with her 8-year-old nephew when the criminals looted the residence. She claimed that her nephew was fast asleep when the crime was committed. However, the probe in the case and the recovery has revealed that the doctor’s relative is very likely to have hidden the gold and silver articles herself and a fabricated story of the loot. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShe had allegedly sold them to a jeweller based in Sodepur in North 24 Parganas from where the police officers recovered a portion of the booty. “It seems to be simply an incident of theft and no loot. We are questioning some people in this connection to fix up the offender,” an investigating officer said. A police source revealed that the doctor’s relative , who is the prime suspect in the case, had been practising black magic for which she needed money. So she deliberately planned the whole episode, the source said. The complaint at the police station stated that the loot continued for 25 minutes and the duo had threatened to kill the victim’s nephew. The two were masked so the victim could not identify them. The police had suspected the role of some insider in the incident from the very beginning.last_img read more

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New 30 member cabinet to be finalised today

The new 30 member cabinet will be finalised today, the United National Party said.UNP Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said that talks were held yesterday and more discussions will take place today to select the cabinet. The cabinet is expected to be limited to 30 and will include a few Sri Lanka Freedom Party members who have offered support to new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Colombo Gazette)

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Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow

first_img…the power of the elected members to direct the Manager to grant planning permission in a specific case should be subject to increased restrictions.This would include that those members of local authorities who direct the Manager to grant planning permission against the advice of the professional planners, should have to explain their reasons for doing so.The Mahon Tribunal was an inquiry into planning and payments to various parties, and made a number of recommendations in order to combat political corruption.In the Irish Independent, Fionnan Sheahan says that the reforms are also likely to include merging town and county councils, removing town councillor roles and redrawing the electoral map of every county.Speaking in July at the MacGill summer school, Hogan said the programme of reforms – to be called ‘Putting People First’ – would introduce:significant changes to regional, county, city and town governance.He also said that it was extremely likely that he will be cutting the number of councillors and the number of authorities. Hogan had already confirmed plans to merge the separate county councils for North and South Tipperary, and has steered legislation to see the separate county and city councils in Limerick merged. Both pairs of councils will merge in 2014.Read: How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon’s recommendations>Read: Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform> MINISTER PHIL HOGAN is to bring his reforms of local government services to Cabinet tomorrow.The Minister for the Environment is expected to include reforms that follow from recommendations given by the Mahon Tribunal final report. In the Irish Times, Stephen Collins says these include removing section 140 of the Local Government Act, which would mean councillors wouldn’t be able to direct officials in relation to planning functions.A spokesperson from the Department of the Environment would not confirm the details of any of the proposed reforms. However, he did say that the Irish Independent report of a cut of 500 council staff was not related to the Minister’s Local Government reforms, and was most likely related to the Croke Park Agreement.Mahon TribunalUnder the Mahon Tribunal recommendations, to help improve transparency where planning permission is granted:last_img read more

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Mangez du poisson deux fois par semaine mais pas plus

first_imgMangez du poisson deux fois par semaine, mais pas plusSelon l’Agence de sécurité alimentaire (Anses), il est préférable de ne pas consommer plus de deux portions de poisson par semaine pour limiter les risques de contamination au mercure ou aux PCB.Si le poisson fait partie des aliments à consommer pour garder une alimentation saine et équilibrée, il ne faut pas en abuser. C’est l’avis qu’a émis vendredi l’Agence de sécurité alimentaire (Anses) en recommandant de ne pas consommer plus de deux portions de poisson par semaine. Pour en arriver là, l’agence indique avoir “étudié différents scénarios”. Elle a ainsi mis en balance les “effets bénéfiques sur la santé” de la consommation de poissons gras riches en oméga-3 (saumon, sardine, maquereau, hareng ou truite fumée) avec les risques de contamination que ceux-ci font encourir aux consommateurs. En effet, ceux-ci contiennent de la dioxine, du mercure, et des PCB (polychlorobiphényles, un isolant utilisé dans l’industrie) “dont l’action toxique est particulièrement importante pendant la période périnatale”.Selon l’agence, il serait donc préférable de ne pas consommer trop de poisson, en particulier pour les populations les plus fragiles comme les femmes enceintes ou les jeunes enfants. Mais les poissons de mer ne sont pas les seuls concernés puisque plusieurs poissons d’eaux douces  (anguille, barbeau, brème, carpe, silure) sont également cités.Cette pollution dont sont victimes les poissons s’explique par la déforestation et le déversement dans les lacs et rivières de quelque 260 tonnes de mercure auparavant retenues dans les sols. Par ailleurs, les quantités de mercure présentes dans les 100 premiers mètres de profondeurs des océans ont doublé en 100 ans, relève une étude publiée en janvier dernier.Du poisson d’eau douce également à limiter Citée par l’AFP, l’Anses précise avoir fixé sa recommandation pour la population générale afin de permettre une “couverture optimale” des besoins en nutriments tout en limitant les risques de contamination. L’idéal serait de varier “les espèces et les lieux d’approvisionnement (sauvage, élevage, lieux de pêche) dans le cadre d’une alimentation diversifiée”. Pour ce qui est de poissons d’eau douce précédemment cités, l’agence recommande de ne pas en consommer plus de deux fois par mois.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Il faudrait même se limiter à une fois par mois seulement pour les femmes en âge de procréer, enceintes ou allaitantes ainsi que les enfants de moins de trois ans, les fillettes et les adolescentes. Cette recommandation s’applique également aux poissons prédateurs sauvages tels que lotte, loup ou bar, bonite, anguille, grenadier, flétan, brochet, dorade, raie, thon, espadon, marlin, siki, requin “en raison du risque lié au mercure”.Attention à la cuisson des poissons Toutefois, l’agence souligne que les agents de contamination d’origine humaine ou animale sont majoritairement détruits par la cuisson. Ce sont donc les produits crus qui doivent le plus faire l’objet d’une attention toute particulière, qu’il s’agisse de poissons ou de coquillages. Là encore, la consommation de ces produits, même cuits, est déconseillés aux populations dites “sensibles”. L’Anses rappelle enfin qu’il faut cuire le poisson de mer frais “à cœur” et qu’il faut “éviter la consommation de coquillages s’ils ne proviennent pas d’une zone d’élevage autorisée et contrôlée”.Le 8 juillet 2013 à 18:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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IN THE NIA CASE: Lawyer for EX- NIA Director of Operations…

first_imgBy Nelson MannehLawyer S. Kenedy, Defence Counsel for Ex-NIA Director of Operations has filed his application for a ‘no case to answer’ submission in the ongoing criminal trial involving former Intelligence Chiefs.Sheik Omar Jeng, an Ex-Director of Operations of the former National Intelligence Agency (NIA), is charged together with eight other former Intelligent Chiefs on a twenty-five count criminal charge which includes murder, torture, and conspiracy to commit felony among others.When the case was called on Tuesday June 17th 2019 before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Banjul High Court, Lawyer S. Kenedy told the Court that he has filed his application for a ‘no case to answer’ submission and the State has responded to him.Council for the third accused person told the Court that the response made by the state was late and he could not respond to them on points of Law. He urged the Court to give him time to write his response to the state (Prosecution).Lawyer Antouman A.B. Gaye, the lead prosecutor in the trial in his response to Lawyer S. Kenedy’s, said he has no objection to the request made by the Counsel for the third accused person.At this juncture, the case was adjourned to 24th June 2019 for further hearing.A ‘No case submission’ is made when the defense deems that the prosecution has no evidence, or lacks sufficient legal grounds to make a case against a defendant (accused person).The accused persons in this criminal trial are: Yankuba Badjie, an ex-director of the NIA; Sheikh Omar Jeng, an ex-director of operations of the NIA and the rest are Baboucar Sallah, Haruna Suso, Tamba Mansareh, Lamin Darboe, and Lamin Lang Sanyang. The 2nd accused person Louise Gomez, an ex-deputy director of the said agency, passed away in Government custody, during the course of the trial. However, Yusupha Jammeh, the 6th accused person was discharged by the Court, upon the State’s application.It took the prosecution nearly two years, 35 witnesses and several exhibits to prove the guilt of the accused persons, before closing their case.last_img read more

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Steve Swaney named new chief of Heartland Fire and Rescue

first_imgSteve Swaney named new chief of Heartland Fire and Rescue FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: October 17, 2018 October 17, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove Wednesday named a firefighting veteran of more than three decades as the fire chief of the jointly-managed Heartland Fire and Rescue.Steve Swaney will replace Colin Stowell as Heartland’s fire chief, effective Oct. 20, according to the city managers from El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove.Stowell was sworn in as San Diego’s fire-rescue chief in August after serving as Heartland’s fire chief for two years.Swaney has worked with the City of El Cajon, and subsequently Heartland Fire and Rescue, since 1985. Swaney most recently served as a Heartland division chief, overseeing day-to-day operations of fire stations across the three cities. He has also served as fire chief for the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District and is a Federal Emergency Management Agency- certified canine evaluator.“It is an honor to have been chosen as the next fire chief of Heartland Fire & Rescue and I am excited for the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” he said.The local governments of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove created Heartland Fire and Rescue in 2010 to jointly manage fire safety and emergency preparedness. The three cities share funding duties for the organization and are able to circumvent theoretical concerns of management overlap that separate fire rescue organizations could bring.last_img read more

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Long Beach open for weekend razor clam digging

first_imgLONG BEACH — Razor clam digging will be open Friday through Sunday on Long Beach Peninsula.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has given final approval to six days of digging at various coastal beaches after testing indicated the clams are safe to eat.Twin Harbors is open today through Tuesday. Copalis is open Friday and Saturday. Mocrocks is open Friday through Monday.Low tides will be -0.6 feet at 6:57 p.m. on Friday, -0.7 feet at 7:38 p.m. on Saturday and -0.7 feet at 8:16 p.m. on Sunday.Digging in the fall is allowed only from noon to midnight in the fall and winter.Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, recommended diggers bring a lantern, which is more effective for spotting clams than the direct beam of a flashlight.Diggers can take 15 clams per day and must keep the first 15 dug. Each diggers’s clams must be kept in a separate container.Diggers age 15 and older must have an applicable 2013-14 license. The least expensive option is a three-day razor clam license which costs $8.60.The agency also has scheduled additional digging on Nov. 1 through 8 and Nov. 15 through 20 if marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.Tentative digging dates and low tides at Long Beach in November are: Nov. 2, Saturday, -0.6 feet, 6:36 p.m.; Nov. 3, Sunday, -1.1 feet, 6:16 p.m.; Nov. 4, Monday, -1.3 feet, 6:59 p.m.; Nov. 5, Tuesday, -1.3 feet, 7:45 p.m.; Nov. 15, Friday, -0.3 feet, 5:01p.m.; Nov. 16, Saturday, -0.6 feet; 5:42 p.m., and Nov. 17, Sunday, -0.7 feet, 6:20 p.m.last_img read more

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Final report on Tesoro refinery blast OKd

first_imgANACORTES — A final report on the 2010 Tesoro refinery explosion that killed seven employees was presented and approved by the Chemical Safety Board on Thursday night in Anacortes.The report noted that problems in the facility’s safety culture, industry standards and state and federal oversight of the industry helped lead to a catastrophic rupture of a heat exchanger at the refinery, which leaked and ignited hydrogen and naphtha, a flammable petroleum solvent.A draft report detailing investigation findings and recommendations was released by the board in January.After receiving input from the United Steelworkers, the American Petroleum Institute, the Western States Petroleum Association, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and a list of other stakeholders in industry operations and regulation, the board made a few substantial revisions to the report in its final form.The explosion was caused by high temperature hydrogen attack, or HTHA, which severely cracked and weakened carbon steel tubing leading to a rupture, according to the report.The report found the carbon steel tubing that burst in the heat exchanger due to HTHA was estimated to be operating within the petroleum industry’s current Nelson Curve for that material.last_img read more

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Miami Beach commissioners reverse March ban on scooter rentals

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A new rule will once again allow the rental of motorized scooters during the month of March in Miami Beach.Last year, Miami Beach officials banned scooter rentals during the month because of a high volume of customers breaking traffic laws.Commissioners passed a new proposal on Wednesday that will now allow customers to rent scooters again throughout March.However, each vehicle is required to have a GPS tracking device.The scooters also need to have the rental shop’s name and number displayed on the vehicle, along with a 24/7 hotline to report rule breakers.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Microsoft and Razer launch an Xbox One wireless keyboard and mouse

first_img $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Cheapskate Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 7 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Gaming Accessories Fortnite Microsoft Razer Windows 10,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Read the AirPods review Best Buy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Razer Turret Read DJI Osmo Action preview Comments 0 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $999 $999 See It Sarah Tew/CNET Tags $6 at Tidal The Razer Turret is a wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed for the Xbox One. Razer Xbox One owners now have a solid alternative to their game controllers: Razer and Microsoft have collaborated on a wireless keyboard-and-mouse combo called the Razer Turret.It features a full-size mechanical keyboard with a dedicated Xbox key that pulls up the Xbox One dashboard. The mouse is modeled after the Razer Mamba wireless mouse and can sit on a retractable base that slides out from the keyboard.In November, Microsoft rolled out keyboard and mouse support for a handful of games including Fortnite, Warframe and Bomber Crew.The Turret mouse and keyboard have 16.8 million different color options. Razer worked alongside developers to support Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chroma in-game experiences on titles such as X-Morph-Defense and Vermintide 2 among others.mika-d2-236-r2The mouse sits on a retractable base that can slide under the keyboard for charging and storage. Razer A single dongle connects the Turret to the Xbox One via a 2.4 GHz connection. Razer claims the keyboard and mouse combo can last up to 40 hours on a single charge. And the Razer Turret can work with a Windows 10 PC, which is great if you split your time between an Xbox One and your computer.The Razer Turret costs $250 which converts to about £200 or AU$350. It’s available for preorder now on the Microsoft Store and each preorder comes with a $25 Xbox gift card.Check out Razer’s website for more information. $60 at Best Buy $155 at Google Express $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Post a comment $299 at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read the Rylo camera preview Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). CES 2019 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Turo Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Chris Monroe/CNET Share your voice The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $999 See it What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Boost Mobile $999 Sprint An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple iPhone XS The 28 best games on the Xbox One Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $520 at HP See It Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon 28 Photos JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Review • Keyboard and mouse combo for sofa-based PC gamers Amazonlast_img read more

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