Authorities on Monday made heavy deployment of police and Central Reserve Police Force to maintain law and order as the separatists called protest shutdown affected life across the Kashmir Valley.“Etiquette deployments have been made to maintain the law and order situation on Monday,” a senior police official said.Eight protesters were killed when the security forces opened fire during the voting process in the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary by-poll on Sunday.Of these, seven were killed in Budgam and one died in Ganderbal district.Mobs attacked the polling stations, damaging the EVMs and ransacking the polling stations, at nearly 100 places in Budgam.Separatists have called a two-day shutdown and protest against Sunday’s civilian killings.Markets, public transports, education institutions and other businesses remained closed here and other places in the valley.The Kashmir University has postponed all the examinations that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shant Manu on Sunday said that re-poll would be held at 50 to 100 polling stations where violence had resulted in the disruption of polling process.Around seven per cent votes were polled during Sunday’s by—poll which marked the lowest voter turnout in the last 27 years.The CEO has said that the next phase of the by—poll would be held on schedule on April 12 in south Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency.Meanwhile, to check the spread of rumours by anti—social elements authorities have decided to suspend the internet facility in the entire valley till April 12.
November 16, 2019
Australia opener Marcus Harris has warned against getting carried away by the grass on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch, saying the track does offer runs to those who show patience.Harris cited the example of a Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales on the same pitch, where he thought the match would be over in “a day and a half” but ended up raising an unbeaten 250.”Pre-match when I saw the wicket I was really freaked out and I thought ‘this game’s going to be over in a day and a half and we’ve got blokes trying to vie for Test spots’, so I went into the game with no expectations on myself and the wicket actually played pretty well,” Harris told ESPNcricinfo.”It was relatively slow and stayed together.””I saw this morning the wicket will probably be more similar to the South Australia game, where it had a bit more green grass on it, nipped around a bit but it was one of those wickets where if you play well you can make runs but if you bowl well you can take wickets.”Patience key to finding success in MCGHarris suggested patience is the virtue to have on the pitch for the Boxing day test, starting Wednesday.”I think it’ll be the same old thing of patience, the MCG is never a really quick scoring ground anyway, so that’ll be the key, just realising things will take a while to evolve. Not sure the wicket will break up too much, but we’ll just have to wait and see.advertisement”Fortunately we’ve probably got the best bowling attack in the world so that looks after itself a little bit, but I think as batters a patience game will be the key and run rates won’t be as quick as what you’d like, but that’s the way it will be.”MCG curator Matt Page also said that the track will offer something to everyone.”We want to provide an opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s the spinners, it’s the pace bowlers, or the batters. Providing them opportunities to be able to produce their world-class [skills] throughout a game, whether that’s quickies at the front, batters in the middle, spinners towards the end. It’s producing a pitch that everyone can show what they can do.”Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is more Australian than Indian, says Matthew HaydenAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s aggression should not be thwarted: Sandeep Patil
October 28, 2019
Newcastle midfielder Shelvey escapes punishment for stamp on Man Utd star Pobgaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has escaped retrospective action for a tackle on Manchester United star Paul Pogba.The Englishman caught Pogba with his studs in what was a nasty challenge during Toon’s 2-0 loss to United.Pogba required treatment after the game due to the challenge.However, because referee Andre Marriner awarded a free-kick, the FA believe the incident was dealt with at the time.Shelvey did not receive a yellow-card for the foul. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
October 26, 2019
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Michigan football may have cemented its place as the Big Ten East favorite with its 42-7 win over Penn State on Saturday. On the other side of that result, there is a brewing quarterback situation with the Nittany Lions.When healthy, Trace McSorley is one of the better quarterbacks in college football. He has been banged up and hasn’t looked like himself over the last few weeks, though.McSorley hasn’t completed 60-percent of his passes in a game since before Penn State’s dramatic loss to Ohio State. Starting with that Buckeyes game, he is just 70-for-138 for 948 yards (189.6 per game), four touchdowns and three interceptions through the air.He does have 376 rushing yards and three scores on the ground in that stretch, but he hasn’t looked right. That goes for the PSU offense as a whole, which is averaging under 23 points per game over the last five, in which the team is 2-3.Some believe that Tommy Stevens might be the answer considering Trace McSorley’s recent play.PSU site Onward State wrote as much on Monday:“…Tommy Stevens should start next week if McSorley’s injured right knee hasn’t improved significantly by Saturday. A healthy Stevens is a much better option than McSorley doing his best to run around on one healthy leg.[…]It was obvious McSorley wasn’t himself when he slid a yard short of the line to gain on 3rd and 11 in the first quarter. In what world would a healthy Trace McSorley slide near the first down marker rather than fight through some contact to extend his team’s drive?McSorley just looked off throughout the game. His accuracy was nowhere near as precise as it normally is, and he didn’t have the normal quickness to his step in the run game. He seemed hesitant to take off and extend plays, which is obviously uncharacteristic.”Stevens threw an awful pick six on his first attempt against the Wolverines, but did lead the team on its only touchdown drive of the day, running it in himself.Over the last few years, Penn State has worked him into the offense in other ways, including as a runner and pass catcher. James Franklin was asked about his quarterbacks, and said that they will look to get Stevens more involved overall.Franklin on Tommy Stevens: “We’ll continue approaching it the way we have, being able to mix him in in some fo the packages we have. … We’ve gotta be better on first and second down.”— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) November 6, 2018Franklin remains committed to McSorley at quarterback, though. From the York Daily Record:“So it’s going to be very important that we find a way to establish the run game again, so there’s not so much on the shoulders of Trace McSorley.”[…]“It’s a way to get (Stevens) some experience but allow Trace to get in a rhythm and our offense to get in a rhythm which is important,” Franklin said. “That’s something we haven’t done a good job of the last couple of weeks.”Penn State football hosts Wisconsin at noon on Saturday.[York Daily Record]
October 24, 2019
Can you really call your man cave a man cave without a way to easily access your favorite spirits whenever you feel like it? No. The answer is no. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like getting up and crossing the room to get another dram of whisky from your home bar. That’s why you need to invest in a bar cart. Not only are you clearing counter and cabinet space, but you’re making your booze mobile (most of the time).Level-up your inner sanctum and have your visitors thanking you for the privilege of the mere sight of such a beautiful piece of furniture with one of the best bar carts on the market (we included the pros and cons for each). Once your cart arrives, play with placement and of your bottles and glassware. Pro tip: Add a small jar of fresh herbs and fruit to juxtapose the glow of the spirits. And be sure to practice your apartment bartending a couple times before impressing a date or friends. And if you need suggestions for stocking your new bar car, check out the winners of The Manual Spirit Awards 2018.GrundtalBest for: Beginners and small apartmentsPros: Easy to clean, simple, and to-the-pointCons: Small; technically a kitchen rackFor those men ill-prepared for the $300-plus ticket cost of adding a bar cart to your apartment, this stainless steel Ikea kitchen cart is a gentle entryway. At only $149, there’s plenty of room to store your bottles, glassware, and even mixing accouterments in the pull-out drawer. The stainless steel is both modern and elevated, and space-wise you can’t beat this bar cart for cramped starter apartments. After gaining your sea legs, you can upgrade to a big-boy bar cart and move this one to the kitchen.$149Bonifay Bar CartBest for: Industrial design lovers who entertain small groups of friendsPros: Wine and stemware storageCons: Fixed height shelvingThis Mercury Row bar cart takes a modern approach to cocktail serving by juxtaposing wood and metal piping (very manly). This cart is a great bet if you’re looking to upgrade from a bookshelf or starter bar cart, especially if you have just discovered the wonders of wine (rosé anyone?). With both wine and hanging stemware storage, this bar cart will help you expand from hard liquor and grow TF up.$250Tiered Bar ConsoleBest for: Design-focused social dudes who drink a little of everythingPros: Three-tier storage with space for tall bottles; ample mixing surfaceCons: Limited wine storage; no wheelsThe mix of walnut and antique brass on the Tiered Bar Console from West Elm achieves a look that is both vintage and classic. Defined by its airy design (simple lines reduce the look of a cluttered cart), this bar cart is great for the guy who has a lot of bottles to display. He dabbles in gins, whiskeys, tequilas, wines, and more. With plenty of room to mix and match your bottles on the bottom level, while leaving the middle side tier for, say, glassware, you’ll still have ample space on the top to show off your home bartending skills at your dinner party.$279Hanoverton Bar CabinetBest for: James Bond and people who don’t need bar mobilityPros: Extendable serving top, removable wine storageCons: ImmobilityYes, this is a cabinet, not a cart, but it’s one of the most versatile home bars (yes, it feels like a full bar) at this price point. An innocuous cabinet when closed, the Hanoverton transforms into a stylish bar when you open the doors. The top expands, secured by the open doors, and the inside houses a removable 16-bottle wine rack, door storage, and a utility drawer. Although there are no wheels, the legs are adjustable, in case you want to add a foot rail. DIY-ers can take advantage of this and add their choice of wheels. The cabinet comes in black, cherry, and mahogany.$479Gastone TrolleyBest for: Tiny homeownersPros: Folds up for a small footprint in a room when not in useCons: One would think it could be made of more than fiberglass, metal, and nylonIf you’re short on space, but still need a bar cart in your life (which, you do, as we’ve already established), then this folding trolley by Gastone is perfect. When not in use, you can fold it up and slide it in a crevice until the next time you’re ready to entertain. Scratch-proof tops ensure that your work surface will stay looking pristine for a long time.$1,045Regatta Natural Console-Bar-Work StationBest for: Summer, outdoor entertainers, and the chef/bartenderPros: Ice basin; outdoor useCons: Zero wheels, takes up space, and no glassware storageSpeaking of big-ass bar carts, the Regatta Natural Console from Crate & Barrel is a summer cocktail mixers dream. This multipurpose outdoor bar and workstation is made of sustainably-sourced teak, but more importantly, has a sliding top that opens from the middle to reveal an ice basin. Perfect for the chef-bartender that looks at their cocktail creations as intricate meals instead of simple shake-and-done drinks. Add a basket of lemons, bottles of spritzer, and entertain through the fall, because a drink outside tastes better sometimes.$1,099Polyhedron Bar CartBest for: Future supervillainsPros: Just look at it, it’s gorgeousCons: Not a ton of spaceIf you’ve ever thought, “You know, Darth Vader has some good points,” then this bar cart is probably for you. Made from wood with a matte black finish, this mid-century Italian design-inspired bar cart is lined with smoked mirror so that whether it’s open or closed, it’s great to look at. There are three hinged sections that open up, allowing you to mix drinks or display your latest bottles of whiskey.$2,500Bar Cart No. 1Best for: Gatsby, garnish lovers, and people who crave customizationPros: Adjustable shelving, discreet towel racks, removable wooden tray, and a customizable finishCons: Only two omnidirectional wheels, the costThis beauty can be made-to-order in walnut, maple, or oak using whatever finish you like. The top wooden tray can be removed for cleaning after you zest a ton of lemons or some drunken mixology. For at least $1,000 more, you can get Bar Cart No. 1.2 with copper handle accents and an optional built-in ice bucket. The cost is on the higher end, but it’s more reasonable than, say, $13,500. This is definitely the best bar cart for you if you have a kidney to spare and you’re serious about entertaining in style.$2,500-PlusTwo-Tier Bar CartBest for: Lovers of the 1960sPros: Plenty of spaceCons: The price is a bit high for the materials usedWhile some were out protesting the Vietnam War, others were home, mixing up martini after martini thanks to bar carts like this. Featuring plenty of space on both levels, this mobile bar is made of metal and smoked glass for a classic midcentury modern look. You might not be out fighting the man, but you’ll be fighting the need to get up for another drink with this cart.$4,300The SidecarBest for: ExpertsPros: Butcher block-like bar top inspired by real bars, side bottle shelves, leather-matted low cabinet, and wheelsCons: We’re stumped on this oneDraped in leather (t0 help deaden the sound of the bottles within), The Sidecar is a masterpiece bar cart for expert apartment bartenders. This perfect wood-crafted at-home bar was a collaboration between Moore & Giles and barman Jim Meehan, who wanted to produce a piece of “working furniture.” If you’re a bartender by trade, this piece of cart magic will give you the chills with its thoughtful design and perfect execution.Price Upon RequestArticle originally published April 26, 2017. 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October 22, 2019
Une séance francophone par vidéoconférence à partir de plusieurs endroits est prévue le 29 novembre à 18 h 30, en partenariat avec le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Des renseignements sur la façon d’y participer seront affichés sur le site Web de la Commission. « Les commentaires reçus par tous les moyens prévus guideront tous les aspects de cet important travail au nom des enfants et des jeunes de la Nouvelle-Écosse, déclare Mme Shea. Ensemble, nous créerons une nouvelle vision et un nouveau modèle provincial pour l’intégration dans l’éducation. » Pour des renseignements supplémentaires sur la façon de soumettre vos commentaires ou pour vous inscrire à un atelier, consultez le www.inclusiveedns.ca. Répondre au sondage en ligne entre le 21 novembre et le 15 décembre. S’inscrire à l’un des ateliers publics. Puisque le nombre de places est limité, l’inscription au préalable est requise. Les ateliers auront lieu aux endroits suivants, de 18 h 30 à 21 h : Yarmouth, 21 novembre, Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School, 146, rue Forest; Stellarton, 22 novembre, campus de Pictou du NSCC, 39, av. Acadia; Sydney, 23 novembre, Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, 74 Esplanade; Halifax, 27 novembre, Quai 21, 1055 Marginal Road. Raconter votre histoire par une courte vidéo de deux ou trois minutes ou présenter votre vision pour un nouveau modèle d’intégration dans l’éducation afin d’aider la Commission à comprendre ce qui fonctionne bien, ce qui ne fonctionne pas bien et ce qui est possible. Les Néo-Écossais qui souhaitent soumettre leurs idées sur l’intégration dans l’éducation disposent maintenant de plusieurs façons de le faire. L’étape de consultation publique de la Commission sur l’intégration dans l’éducation débute le mardi 21 novembre par des ateliers publics, un sondage en ligne et d’autres moyens pour les gens de soumettre leurs commentaires. « Nous savons que beaucoup de familles, d’enseignants, d’élèves et d’autres personnes attendaient avec impatience cette étape de notre travail, souligne Sarah Shea, présidente de la Commission. Nous sommes ravis de lancer les consultations publiques en offrant aux gens de nombreuses façons de participer. » Les Néo-Écossais peuvent participer des façons suivantes :
October 17, 2019
OTTAWA – The federal government plans to spend more than $2.2 million to fly roughly 3,000 police officers and dozens of German shepherds from all over the country to Quebec City to help secure the sites for next month’s G7 leaders’ summit.The G7 leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, will meet June 8-9 inside a highly secured zone behind metal fences that wind through the now-fortified vacation town of La Malbaie.The event is widely expected to attract protesters to La Malbaie and, in particular, to Quebec City, where the majority of international media will be stationed for the duration of the summit. Quebec City, however, is about a two hour drive away from La Malbaie and the public won’t be able to get anywhere near the key sites.Civil society groups planning to gather peacefully during the summit warn the imposing battalion of police and the webs of metal barriers will unduly constrain their democratic right to be heard.In the past, however, some demonstrations outside major international summits have erupted into violence.To ensure there’s enough muscle on the ground to protect the G7 sites, Ottawa will start ferrying officers from the RCMP and other forces to Quebec City later this month on chartered flights from seven other provinces, according to a tender notice issued by the government.Related government documents dated Tuesday show that Ottawa awarded three contracts for the chartered flights totalling more than $2.2 million.“These charter aircraft are required to transport an estimated 3,000 RCMP and other police forces personnel and their personal and duty-related belongings, from across Canada to perform various site security functions for the 2018 G7 summit,” said the statement of work on the notice.The contract says the RCMP requires planes that can transport up to 200 passengers per flight.It also outlined specific carry-on requirements for those on board.“All passengers are peace officers who have an operational requirement to access their firearm immediately before and immediately after the flight and are therefore required to carry their unloaded personal firearm on board the aircraft,” said the document.Ammunition, it also noted, would be packed in the checked baggage.The aircraft companies will also be required to transport dog masters and their police service dogs, which are described in the document as German shepherds each between 70 and 100 pounds. The dogs, up to three per flight, will be kept in crates while on board and their handlers will be responsible for caring for them during the flights, the notice said.The contract also requires the aircraft companies to provide in-flight meals and snacks, but notes that they will be accompanied by non-alcoholic drinks.The document includes an example flight schedule, which lists 26 flights to Quebec City before the summit starting May 23. There will be 16 return flights for the officers — the first one will leave Quebec City on June 9, the final day of the summit, the schedule said.The thick security in the region is a big concern for organizations hoping to send messages to the powerful G7 leaders on issues ranging from income inequality, to the need for greater environmental protection, to Indigenous rights.“These types of measures — whether it’s thousands of police, or soldiers, or 10-foot fences, or millions of dollars spent on security — just push those voices away and it’s a further disconnect from the elite gathering that the G7 represents,” said Brent Patterson, political director for the Council of Canadians.“They’re trying to make it as unfriendly and unwelcoming as possible.”Patterson’s organization is planning to participate in events in Quebec City and La Malbaie during the G7 and its members will try to get as close to the summit site as possible.In its February budget, the federal government earmarked about $600 million to cover security and logistics for the leaders’ summit and other G7-related events Canada will host this year.A separate tender notice, which closes Thursday, is seeking bids to supply the RCMP with 238 rental vehicles for the G7.The fleet, the document said, must include 118 short-term rentals of seven-passenger vans to transport security personnel, employees and equipment.Most of the vans will be used to provide security for delegates in several locations, including the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, which will host the summit, the Quebec City airport and the Bagotville air force base, where the G7 leaders’ aircraft will touch down.In addition, the notice said the Mounties also require another 57 vans, which each hold 15 passengers, and 63 full-size sedans.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsThe former regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations in British Columbia has won the riding of Vancouver-Granville for the Liberals.Jody Wilson-Raybould is now riding a Liberal majority wave to Ottawa where the party will take command of Parliament.The Liberals went from third place in the House of Commons to being in power.Wilson-Raybould’s boss Justin Trudeau has made some big promises to First Nation, Metis and Inuit people over the course of the historic 78 day campaign.Trudeau said during his victory speech that he is ready to start a new relationship.
September 25, 2019
“As a family, we have been comforted by the help and support offered by our friends and family at home and in Australia who have been wonderful.”Mr Jackson said the many offers of support they had received had not been ignored, but they were simply focusing on their son’s condition.He added: “We are in awe of the medical and support staff at Townsville Hospital who are providing the greatest care Tom could hope to receive and keeping me informed of his ongoing treatment every step of the way. The family of a Briton injured in a stabbing attack in Australia say they are “immensely proud” of him after he tried to save another backpacker.Tom Jackson, 30, from Congleton, Cheshire, was critically injured when he tried to help Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, as she was stabbed to death, allegedly by 29-year-old Frenchman Smail Ayad.His father Les Jackson issued a statement praising medical staff at Townsville Hospital in Queensland, where his son is being treated.He said: “There are many and varied reasons why we are, and always will be, immensely proud of Tom.”His actions in response to this horrific attack only add to that sense of pride. Forensics officers at the hostel in Queensland where the attack took placeCredit:Newsp/REX/Shutterstock “Finally, and most importantly, our hearts go out to Mia and her family and friends at this dreadful time.”Miss Ayliffe-Chung, from Wirksworth, Derbyshire, died at Shelley’s Backpackers hostel in Home Hill on Tuesday.Ayad has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of serious animal cruelty and 12 counts of serious assault. 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. He did not appear at a court hearing on Friday, but was remanded in custody. The case has been adjourned until October 28.Police are investigating reports that the Frenchman had an unrequited romantic interest or an “obsession” with Miss Ayliffe-Chung.
September 25, 2019
Local roads are failing and it’s time we had a rethink about how to adequately fund themAshphalt Industry Alliance 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. AA president Edmund King said: “It is clear that the plague of potholes aren’t going to be filled any time soon. Even before getting to a main road drivers are using pothole-riddled roads, which they would be lucky to see resurfaced in their lifetime as it takes councils 87 years to get round to it.”The Government needs to confront the funding shortfall head on and help fund repairs and resurfacing work quicker.”If not, our streets will continue to resemble Swiss cheese rather than smooth highways.”The Department for Transport has committed £6 billion for English councils to improve local roads over the current Parliament, in addition to a £50 million-a-year fund specifically for tackling potholes.It has unveiled plans for high-definition cameras to be fitted to council bin lorries to spot road surface problems which can be treated before they become potholes. The AIA’s annual road maintenance survey found that the number of potholes filled by councils fell by 19 per cent in England last year, with the biggest drop in London at 43 per cent. Wales saw an increase of 19 per cent.Local authorities need over £12 billion of funding to bring the road network up to scratch, according to the study.The gap between the amount councils say they received in the last year and what they require to keep roads in reasonable order is almost £730 million.AIA chairman Alan Mackenzie said: “Local roads are failing and it’s time we had a rethink about how to adequately fund them in the future.”Clearing the maintenance backlog remains impossible without a significant increase in funding.” Roads across the country face closure within the next five years due to their poor condition, industry experts have warned as they say councils are failing to fill in “Swiss cheese” potholes.Local roads in England and Wales are deteriorating with one in six in bad condition, a report by Ashphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) found. The issue has been caused by an ageing network, decades of underfunding, increased traffic and wetter winters. Those roads identified as being in poor condition “will not be fit for purpose in five years’ time” and some may have to close, researchers warned.
September 22, 2019
TV BOSSES HOPE Roy Keane will be able to double-job and carry on his work as a football pundit.Keane’s first appearance as Ireland assistant came on Tuesday night alongside manager Martin O’Neill on ITV’s Champions League coverage.The two briefly discussed their appointment with Adrian Chiles and Lee Dixon ahead of Manchester United’s 0-0 draw against Real Sociedad.Keane, who once famously said that he would rather go to the dentist than do media work, has become a firm favourite for his no-nonsense style since joining the punditry panel two years ago.The job has kept him in the public eye since he was sacked as Ipswich manager in 2011.Now ITV hope to convince him to stay on provided he is allowed to juggle the roles under the terms of his FAI deal.“We’re hoping Roy will continue his pundit role going forward,” a spokesperson for the station told TheScore.ie.Although O’Neill appeared this week, the spokesperson confirmed that he “is not a regular ITV pundit.”If Keane continues, his TV commitments are unlikely to stretch beyond two evenings a month during the football season.The job would allow him to keep a close eye on the form of some of Europe’s top stars which could be handy when scouting future international opponents.But it’s unlikely to be much use when it comes to judging Ireland’s own talent.As it stands Celtic striker Anthony Stokes, who played under Keane at Sunderland, is the only player to have appeared in the Champions League group stages this season.Enda Kenny proposes an all-Ireland soccer team to play against England
September 22, 2019
Updated 5pmA GROUP WORKING with people who are homeless in Dublin counted 154 rough sleepers in the city overnight.The numbers were recorded by four outreach teams covering the north and south inner city areas last night.A similar count carried out in April of this year found 98 people sleeping rough in the streets of the capital.Speaking this morning, director of Inner City Helping Homless said:”This is an unacceptable number which is constantly on the increase, and depicts a worrying trend.”Flynn said investment in long term housing units was needed to address the problem, rather than short-term beds, and called for Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to intervene.“The Minister needs to address this immediately or Dublin will soon become Europe’s homeless capital.”Housing supplyThe four Dublin local authorities said today they they continue to be concerned about rough sleeping in the region. They said they rely on their own rough sleeper count, the most recent of which revealed 127 people were sleeping rough in April.In a statement, they said the critical issue in relation to addressing the problem is housing supply. “It is widely recognised that there are very significant constraints in both the private rental sector and in relation to social housing supply,” they said.The local authorities also said their own services are under “severe pressure” to meet the need in Dublin and are “working tirelessly to ensure that sleeping rough can be avoided”.ActionHere are some of the things they said they have been doing to address homelessness in the city:793 people were supported out of homelessness last year and into independent living. There is also a target of providing 1100 tenancies in the Dublin region in 2014.The Housing First pilot demonstration project has successfully housed 35 participants.There has been an increased prioritisation of homeless households for social housing and further ring-fencing through engagement with NAMA.Negotiations have taken place with mainstream banking institutions on leasing opportunities.80 new emergency beds will be in place by September this year.However the local authorities confirmed that there are still a total of 143 families with dependant children living in hotels in Dublin because there is nowhere else for them to go.- With additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy. First published 7.48amColumn: We are not approaching a homeless crisis, we are here – the crisis is underway >Read: EU to double Ireland’s funding for homeless services like soup kitchens >
September 19, 2019
What’s on tap for this week’s weather? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:Homicide victim found dead in house fire is identifiedThe man found dead inside a burning Woodland home Tuesday morning has been identified by a coroner.Donald William Howard, 62, was a residence of the home where his body was found, according to a press release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Howard died of blunt-force trauma, and his death was a homicide, according to the Cowlitz County Office of the Coroner.The full story: Donald Howard found dead in WoodlandA related story: Man found dead in burning homeA related story: Authorities seek information on recent activities of Howard, an avid fisherman who frequented the Lewis River Ilani resort, still under construction, opened for a previewCOWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — After nearly a year of construction and even longer in planning and legal proceedings, the Ilani Casino Resort is taking shape.
September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 8th 2017: Men’s health issues will be the spotlight of an upcoming health conference. Government says it recognizes the social construct of the island communities have often led to men socialized to ignore health care until something dire is in play.Spearheading the conference is Health, Agriculture and Human Services Minister, Edwin Astwood, who says “when it comes to prevention and early detection, men’s health often takes a back seat to women’s health”. He adds that scientific data shows men, when compared to women, are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol and generally lead less healthy lifestyles. In addition, men are more likely to put off routine checkups and also delay seeing a healthcare provider for symptoms of a health problem.”The minister says focus will be on the most common conditions affecting men – heart disease, prostate, testicular, and colon cancer, and osteoporosis later in life.Screening tests will be also be available including testing for Cholesterol, Blood sugar/glucose, Blood Pressure, PSA (prostate specific antigen test and Stress Relief Massages. Men’s Health Conference will take place June 15th on Grand Turk at the HJ Robinson High School Auditorium and on Providenciales at the Tropicana Plaza on June 16th, 2017. Conference begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews#TCIMensHealthConference
September 16, 2019
KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a “sovereign and independent country” Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine.The moves triggered the toughest Western sanctions against Russia since the Cold War — with Washington and the European Union retaliating with asset freezes and travel bans and U.S. President Barack Obama vowing to “increase the cost” if the Kremlin does not back down.Ukraine’s turmoil has become Europe’s most severe security crisis in years and tensions have been high since Russian troops seized control of Crimea, which decided in a Sunday referendum to merge with Russia. Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea’s independence, and Russian troops were massed near the border with Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine.Ukraine’s acting president raised tensions on the ground by calling for the activation of some 20,000 military reservists and volunteers across the country and for the mobilization of another 20,000 in the recently formed national guard.In the Crimean capital of Simferopol, ethnic Russians applauded the Sunday referendum that overwhelmingly called for secession and for joining Russia. Masked men in body armor blocked access for most journalists to the parliament session that declared independence, but the city otherwise appeared to go about its business normally.
September 6, 2019
Hyderabad: West Zone police along with Commissioners Task Force sleuths on Monday cracked the sensational murder case of steel trader T Ram Prasad and arrested five accused including the main accused Koganti Satyam. The other accused are identified as T Shyam Sunder, P Bala Naga Anjaneya Prasad, M Pritham and P Ramu. Addressing the media West Zone DCP AR Srinivas said that due to the business rivalry and delay in the payment of Rs 23 crore, Koganti Satyam hatched a plan and executed the murder of Ram Prasad. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us To eliminate Ram Prasad, Satyam hatched a plan with Shyam who in turn hired the contract killers. The deal was done for Rs 10 lakh and Satyam paid Rs 3.5 lakh to the accused in advance. Satyam hatched the plan with Shyam Sunder to mislead the police to save the actual murderers. Shyam along with Chotu and Ramesh confessed that they have murdered Ram Prasad and gave Satyam clean chit. Police found 23 cases against the prime accused Koganti Satyam including the Ram Prasad’s murder. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us When the deceased Ram Prasad and his brother-in-law V Srinivas Rao had filed cases against Satyam and his associates T Shyam Sunder and others and got them arrested by Vijayawada police in 2012 and 2013, he planned to eliminate Ram Prasad. Under their plan Koganti Satyam (60), owner of Kamakshi Steels hatched a plan with Shyam Sunder (50). In turn Shyam Sunder hired killers P Bala Naga Anjaneya Prasad (35), M Pritham (22) and P Ramu (27). Advertise With Us Simultaneously Satyam engaged his previous employers Suresh and Anand for conducting recce in the places of Ram Prasad’s factory at Parigi, his residence at Khajaguda in Gachibowli and his office at Durganagar in Panjagutta. They along with the help of Sriram Ramesh, Sheik Azharuddin (alias Chotu), P Naresh and Venkat Ram Reddy and did recce for one month. They came to a conclusion that Ram Prasad regularly visits to the Venkateshwara Swamy temple at Durganagar Colony in Panjagutta every Saturday. He gave Rs 3 lakh to the accused to execute the murder and the dealing was settled for just Rs 10 lakh. Later on the direction of Satyam, Shyam prepared six swords in their factory in Vijayawada and concealed the same in a cricket kit along with leg pads and Suresh brought the kit having swords from Vijayawada to Hyderabad in the Bolero car. On July 6 when Ram Prasad came out of the temple the accused Anjaneya Prasad, Pritham and Ramu attacked on his head and other parts of the indiscriminately with swords and absconded from the spot. With the help of locals the employees of the deceased rushed him to the private hospital in Somajiguda where the doctors declared him brought dead. By registering cases against the accused under sections 302, 203 r/w 120-B IPC and section 25 (1-B) (b) of Arms Act 1959 arrested five accused and judicially remanded them. They seized three swords, a Bolero car, one bike and mobiles from their possession. Efforts are going on to nab the other 6 accused who are still absconding, the DCP said. Steps will be taken to provide security to the deceased family members if needed, the DCP said.
August 31, 2019
Focusing on health in the hectic and stressful lives that we lead today is becoming difficult. Incorporating relevant herbs in your daily diet is the first step towards a healthier you. Ayurveda texts and modern research say that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties that can help prevent many lifestyle disorders and rejuvenate our bodies. Experts suggest incorporating the following herbs in your daily diet to practice preventive wellness and take a concrete step towards maintaining good health. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTulsi: Popularly known as “The Queen of Herbs”, it yields beneficial results for respiratory wellness. It has compounds which are known to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and expectorant properties. Tulsi helps modulate healthy immune response and supports early recovery from respiratory conditions. Use it to get relief from cough and cold, especially during seasonal changes, when your body is particularly prone to such respiratory ailments. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAshvagandha: This herb contains rejuvenating properties, and being an adaptogen, helps cope with stress, reduces harmful effects of long-term stress on the body, and promotes healthy sleep. This makes it particularly useful in our stressful lives, where good work-life balance is often difficult to maintain. Triphala: It’s difficult to always consume healthy and hygienically prepared food in our hectic lifestyle, making digestive issues a common problem. Triphala helps promote overall digestive wellness in a number of ways. It acts as an effective colon cleanser, regularises normal bowel movements, and aids healthy digestion. Neem: This helps fight acne by inhibiting the bacteria that causes acne growth. The herb helps promote skin wellness, which becomes even more important during summer, when the skin is more prone to acne breakouts and inflammation. It helps rejuvenate your skin, and prevents the recurrence of acne and blemishes.Haridra: This herb contains beneficial inflammation-relieving properties. It boosts cell health through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, helping improve overall health. This makes it a potent tool in your preventive wellness toolkit, helping you overcome a number of health problems before they even have a chance to make an appearance Guduchi: This herb supports the immune system and helps fight against infections by increasing the effectiveness of disease-fighting white blood cells. Including this herb in your daily diet will help increase your body’s resistance to stress and illness.Make a commitment to getting healthier and staying fit by including these health-boosting herbs in your daily diet. Regular usage of these herbs in addition to other activities such as exercising and consuming a balanced diet will lead to a healthier, happier you.
August 28, 2019
Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are advised to expect delays on the A34 this morning (Friday November 23) following a lorry fire. Police and firefighters closed the road on Thursday evening following the fire at the Red Bull Crossroads on Congleton Road, near Alsager. The road has reopened overnight but recovery is ongoing – with long delays expected due to temporary traffic lights set up this morning to assist in the operation. Read MoreUpdates: M6 closed due to ‘serious’ multi-vehicle’ collision Shortly after 5.30am this morning a Cheshire East Council Highways spokesman said: “Following earlier lorry fire on A34 Congleton Road Sth Red Bull traffic lights Church Lawton, temporary 4 way traffic signals are now in use to aid recovery work and clean up operation. Expect long delays.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman
August 26, 2019
Today, Microsoft unveiled new features of Windows Server 2019. The new features are based on four themes—hybrid, security, application platform, and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). General changes Windows Server 2019, being a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, includes Desktop Experience. During setup, there are two options to choose from: Server Core installations or Server with Desktop Experience installations. A new feature called System Insights brings local predictive analytics capabilities to Windows Server 2019. This feature is powered by machine learning and aimed to help users reduce operational expenses associated with managing issues in Windows Server deployments. Hybrid cloud in Windows Server 2019 Another feature called the Server Core App Compatibility feature on demand (FOD) greatly improves the app compatibility in the Windows Server Core installation option. It does so by including a subset of binaries and components from Windows Server with the Desktop Experience included. This is done without adding the Windows Server Desktop Experience graphical environment itself. The purpose is to increase the functionality of Windows server while keeping a small footprint. This feature is optional and is available as a separate ISO to be added to Windows Server Core installation. New measures for security There are new changes made to add a new protection protocol, changes in virtual machines, networking, and web. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Now, there is a Windows Defender program called Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). ATP has deep platform sensors and response actions to expose memory and kernel level attacks. ATP can respond via suppressing malicious files and also terminating malicious processes. There is a new set of host-intrusion prevention capabilities called the Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard. The components of ATP Exploit Guard are designed to lock down and protect a machine against a wide variety of attacks and also block behaviors common in malware attacks. Software Defined Networking (SDN) SDN delivers many security features which increase customer confidence in running workloads, be it on-premises or as a cloud service provider. These enhancements are integrated into the comprehensive SDN platform which was first introduced in Windows Server 2016. Improvements to shielded virtual machines Now, users can run shielded virtual machines on machines which are intermittently connected to the Host Guardian Service. This leverages the fallback HGS and offline mode features. There are troubleshooting improvements to shield virtual machines by enabling support for VMConnect Enhanced Session Mode and PowerShell Direct. Windows Server 2019 now supports Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server inside shielded virtual machines. Changes for faster and safer web Connections are coalesced to deliver uninterrupted and encrypted browsing. For automatic connection failure mitigation and ease of deployment, HTTP/2’s server-side cipher suite negotiation is upgraded. Storage Three storage changes are made in Windows Server 2019. Storage Migration Service It is a new technology that simplifies migrating servers to a newer Windows Server version. It has a graphical tool that lists data on servers and transfers the data and configuration to newer servers. Their users can optionally move the identities of the old servers to the new ones so that apps and users don’t have to make changes. Storage Spaces Direct There are new features in Storage Spaces Direct: Deduplication and compression capabilities for ReFS volumes Persistent memory has native support Nested resiliency for 2 node hyper-converged infrastructure at the edge Two-server clusters which use a USB flash drive as a witness Support for Windows Admin Center Display of performance history Scale up to 4 petabytes per cluster Mirror-accelerated parity is two times faster Drive latency outlier detection Fault tolerance is increased by manually delimiting the allocation of volumes Storage Replica Storage Replica is now also available in Windows Server 2019 standard edition. A new feature called test failover allows mounting of destination storage to validate replication or backup data. Performance improvements are made and Windows Admin Center support is added. Failover clustering New features in failover clustering include: Addition of cluster sets and Azure-aware clusters Cross-domain cluster migration USB witness Cluster infrastructure improvements Cluster Aware Updating supports Storage Spaces Direct File share witness enhancements Cluster hardening Failover Cluster no longer uses NTLM authentication Application platform changes in Windows Server 2019 Users can now run Windows and Linux-based containers on the same container host by using the same docker daemon. Changes are being continually done to improve support for Kubernetes. A number of improvements are made to containers such as changes to identity, compatibility, reduced size, and higher performance. Now, virtual network encryption allows virtual network traffic encryption between virtual machines that communicate within subnets and are marked as Encryption Enabled. There are also some improvements to network performance for virtual workloads, time service, SDN gateways, new deployment UI, and persistent memory support for Hyper-V VMs. For more details, visit the Microsoft website. Read next OpenSSH, now a part of the Windows Server 2019 Microsoft announces Windows DNS Server Heap Overflow Vulnerability, users dissatisfied with patch details Microsoft fixes 62 security flaws on Patch Tuesday and re-releases Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019