.@rhmaz610 only REAL loss at Baylor before they cratered. Beating Pitt, a team that’s beaten both Clemson and Penn St. apparently anonymous!— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) November 28, 2016There aren’t many teams in the nation with multiple wins over top-10 opponents. Pitt won at No. 3 Clemson and over No. 8 Penn State. Two monstrous performances.And while the Panthers have four losses on the season, all four of them are against respectable teams with winning records (OSU, Virginia Tech, Miami and North Carolina). Most of the teams in the Big 12 don’t have a signature win on the season, and while the Cowboys’ win over then-undefeated West Virginia is theirs, their victory over Pitt should be recognized as a close second.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Fresh off a bye week, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are No. 11 in the Associated Press ranking. Despite a 31-6 victory over TCU in week 13, they dropped a spot in the rankings in week 14 and were jumped by USC, a team that just defeated a struggling 4-8 Notre Dame team.Should USC truly be ranked above OSU? The Trojans did defeat a then-undefeated No. 4 Washington, but that still stands as only their second victory over a team with a winning record. OSU has four (five if you count SE Louisiana). We can take that even further though.Only 2 FBS teams have 5 wins vs. the ESPN FPI top 40. One is Alabama. The other is Oklahoma St. And Pokes have shot at another in Bedlam— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 23, 2016Regardless of the order of the rankings, the Cowboys should arguably be receiving more credit for their 45-38 victory over Pittsburgh in September. The Panthers were just ranked No. 24 in the CFP Rankings, making Oklahoma State the only team in the Big 12 with a win over a ranked non-conference opponent.Fox Sports 1 broadcaster Tim Brando, who has called multiple Cowboy games this season, placed OSU at No. 7 in his own rankings on Twitter and cited the Pittsburgh game as a signature win on the Cowboys’ resume.Here’s my final regular season Top 10. 1) Alabama 2)Clemson 3)Ohio St. 4) Washington 5)Michigan 6)Wisconsin 7)Okla.St. 8)OU 9)PSU 10)Colo.— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) November 28, 2016
Newcastle boss Bruce: I understand Benitez tacticsby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce is beginning to understand why Rafa Benitez played a specific way at the club.Bruce took on a difficult job at Newcastle this summer, taking over from the very popular Benitez after the Spaniard could not agree a new contract.The Magpies drew 0-0 against Brighton, and were booed by their own fans at half time and full time in the clash.”Listen, whoever we are playing in the Premier League, we’ve got no divine right to beat Watford or Brighton so we all know they are going to be difficult games and that’s what the Premier League is but certainly if we are going to win games, we are going to have to play better and be better with the ball and without it,” Bruce told reporters after the game.”Today, in the first half in particular, we weren’t good enough either and left ourselves open and it’s pretty evident to me after being here eight weeks of why we can’t open up. “If we do that, we’re going to find it a struggle like we did in the first half. It wasn’t until we closed shop a little bit, even at home, that maybe got us a point.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Reuters NottinghamMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 15:25 IST West Indies captain reluctant to jump onto the 500 hype train. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJason Holder doesn’t want to say whether his big-hitters were ready to make a statementHolder said his team was free of injuries, giving him something of a selection headacheFormer England batsman Kevin Pietersen tipped Windies to spring few surprises with their batsmenWest Indies skipper Jason Holder refused to get swept away by talk of records and breaking through the 500-run mark as his side prepared for Friday’s World Cup clash with Pakistan at Trent Bridge.England racked up a one-day international world record of 481 for six in 50 overs against Australia at the same Nottingham ground a year ago.West Indies also smashed an exuberant 421 runs, including 18 sixes and a century for Shai Hope, in a final warm-up game against New Zealand in Bristol that sent a few ripples through the game.Holder has said he wants his eighth-ranked team to fly under the radar in England and he was not about to add to any hype when asked on Thursday whether his big-hitters were ready to make a statement.”I don’t want to sit here and try to predetermine what’s going to happen,” he told reporters.”I think where the game has gone now, especially in England, there have been some high totals but there have been totals where I saw one or two games lately that were relatively low scoring. It can happen,” he added.”That’s the way cricket is played, and that’s the nature of the game. I just don’t want to sit before a game and say we’re looking to score 500 or 600. I just want to play it as we see it and assess the conditions like any other game.”Holder said Hope, who said after the New Zealand match that he saw 500 as a definite goal with West Indies having the firepower to achieve the breakthrough at some point, was confident and on the form.advertisement”I think he’s worked out pretty much his method of scoring in this format,” he said of the 25-year-old Barbadian.”It’s really good to see a young batter stepping up and being as consistent as he has been and leading the charge for us, and obviously we’ve got power around him and some other touch players.”Holder said his team was free of injuries, giving him something of a selection headache.Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has tipped West Indies, winners of the tournament from the outset in 1975 and 1979, to spring a few surprises with their batsmen.”My semi-finalists would be India, England, Australia, and the West Indies. It’ll be one of those that win,” he told the ICC website.”Normally Pakistan is the unpredictable team, but this West Indies team is so unpredictable. The way they beat New Zealand was some, some cricket.”Also Read | Mohammad Amir doubtful for Pakistan’s World Cup opener against West IndiesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Being underdogs suits New Zealand, says James FranklinAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Jason HolderFollow Shai HopeFollow Kevin Pietersen World Cup 2019: Jason Holder declines getting into the 500-run debateWest Indies skipper Jason Holder has declined from getting into the 500-run mark debate saying that he and his team will play according to the conditions on offer rather than indulging in speculationadvertisement
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica in Atlanta, Georgia, will mark the country’s 51st Year of Independence with two major activities between August 4 and 10.The programme of activities, which are being planned by the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA), commences with a Thanksgiving Service at the Hillside Presbyterian Church in Decatur at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4. The service will feature music, songs and poetry, which capture Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage.The sermon will be delivered by Professor of Theology at Emory University, The Rev. Dr. Noel Erskine, while the Rev. Dr. Barry Davis, will bring a special musical tribute.The celebration comes to close on Saturday, August 10 with the Annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway.This spectacular black tie event, which is the premier annual Caribbean event in Atlanta, attracts patrons from Georgia and surrounding states.A special feature of this year’s event will be the honouring of the Hon. Vin Martin, former Jamaican Honorary Consul in Atlanta, who retired from that position at the end of June this year after serving for 16 years. Among those who will be paying tribute to Mr. Martin are US Congressman, Hank Johnson; President of the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA), Errol Ritchie; Dr. Noel Erskine and Dr. David Panton.Two education scholarships will be awarded, one from the AJA and the other from the Tropical Sports Club, to two students of Jamaican parentage. The AJA Community Service Award will be presented to Ms Jacqueline Hawthorne-Robinson of Golden Krust Bakery.According to Mr. Ritchie, the annual events commemorating the anniversary of Jamaica’s independence are very important to Jamaicans in Atlanta.“They serve to bring us together in a cultural bond that oftentimes overpowers the individualistic urges that seem to restrict our coming together as a people. These events bring back memories of our time in Jamaica and force us to reflect on our achievements as a nation and as individuals. They also serve to remind us of our rich culture and generate the festive mood that we have all come to associate with our independence celebrations,” he said. Thanksgiving Service at the Hillside Presbyterian Church in Decatur at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 Story Highlights Annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway on August 10 The programme of activities are being planned by the Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA)
zoom Seisranger AS, a subsidiary of Forland Shipping Group (Forland), has concluded the sale of its vessel named Seisranger to Otto Marine Limited on 30th of April 2014.The sale will trigger a NOK 75 million (circa USD 12.5 mil) redemption of the NOK 525 million (circa USD 88 million) Senior Secured Bond that E Forland AS has outstanding.The MV SEISRANGER was built as a seismic vessel in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001 to become a state-of-the-art ROV/Survey/Construction vessel. Since its conversion in 2001, the vessel has been on charter to Halliburton/ Subsea7.In January 2014 the Subsea7 charterparty for Seisranger was terminated.Press Release, April 30, 2014, Image: Seisranger AS
Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during the Ohio State-Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time since last year’s 62-3 victory against Maryland, the Ohio State offense finished a game with more passing yards than rushing yards in its 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.Unlike that game against Maryland, it was not for an outburst of high yardage totals in both categories. Rather, it was the result of an offense that seemed out of sync, fell behind quickly in the second half and attempted to pass its way out of the hole.“We thought we had some running game going,” co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said after the game. “We thought we had some mix and pass, but again we were just pretty much out of rhythm.”The offense finished the game with 167 rushing yards on 34 attempts, while redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett completed 19-of-35 pass attempts for a total of 183 yards. The only touchdown came from freshman running back J.K. Dobbins on the ground, the first score of his collegiate career.Dobbins — who rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries against Indiana — was the starting running back in this game and led the team in rush yards with 72. “J.K. was hitting the ball pretty hard and doing some good things,” Meyer said. Despite Dobbins’ performance, it was Barrett who led the team in carries.Barrett has often led the team in carries. He did it in each of the last three games of the 2016 season — including the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson. Saturday, he often broke out to the side on option plays, and opted to keep the ball for the quarterback run rather than dump it off to the running back following him along the sideline. And while Barrett was successful running the football on the option plays, the coaching staff does not want him to be the team’s leading rusher.“[J.T.] compliments the running game; he’s not a featured guy,” Wilson said. “J.T. was the viable read guy, and they made him keep the ball. I think our tailbacks need to be our runners.”But in order for Barrett to assume the role as solely a compliment and not as a featured runner, Ohio State must have all of its offensive weapons ready. Heading into the game, the coaching staff had hoped to rely on a tandem of running backs, with Dobbins listed as the planned starter and redshirt sophomore Mike Weber — who has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury — as another option.But the hamstring injury for Weber again emerged as an issue for him during the game, and it limited his ability to consistently contribute. He rushed just three times for 29 yards, and though he did catch a pass, it was clear he wasn’t at 100 percent. Weber acknowledged as much during the postgame press conference, and he said this might not be an issue that goes away quickly.“The goal was to come in here and help the team the best way I can, and it didn’t work,” Weber said. “I was told that that was going to happen throughout the season. My best way is to manage it the best way I can and do what I can for the team.”Being limited to just four plays over the past two games, Weber has been able to do nothing but watch as Dobbins, a true freshman who received high marks throughout fall camp, has done exactly what the coaching staff expected from him: excel on the field.Though the combination of the lingering injury and the performance of Dobbins could limit Weber’s playing time moving forward, the third-year running back doesn’t choose to view it that way.“I try not to think about stuff like that,” Weber said. “It’s what about that team at the end of the day. My job was to get healthy and help the team the best way I can.”One thing Weber feels confident about is that if he can stay healthy, he and Dobbins could make for quite the running back threat that could ultimately prove to be just what Barrett needs to take that step back in the running game that the coaching staff wants to see. “It’s going to look scary, actually,” Weber said. “I get healthy and he gets better each game. I help him each game and he helps me. We both come out on the field fresh. It should be really scary.”
“However, the tribunal made some criticism of the Dean’s conduct and found that there was one breach of his fiduciary duty.” Last month Christ Church announced that its internal tribunal did not uphold the charges bought against him and that there had been “no cause” to remove him from his post. Now Robin Priest, the chair of the Christ Church Association Committee which represents alumni, has written to the Governing Body urging the College to bring the “tawdry and damaging episode” to a close.The letter, seen by The Telegraph, says: “Our overriding concern is to help the House to recover from the bitter campaign against the Dean and the misguided proceedings of the past two years.”It goes on to ask question how alumni will be able to “regain confidence in the House after such a catastrophic misjudgment and failure of Governance”.Mr Priest urges the College to publish the Tribunal’s findings, arguing: “It is wrong that those who brought the charges against the Dean, which were found to be baseless, should now try to hide their actions.“It is even less acceptable if those same people are continuing to spend the College’s money on an attempted cover up.”Last month the Christ Church said in a statement that the complaint process has concluded, and Dr Percy would resume his duties as Dean.“As required by Christ Church’s Statutes, an internal tribunal was convened to consider a complaint raised against the Dean in September 2018,” they said.“Following a thorough investigation, the tribunal has decided that the charges are not upheld and that there is no cause to remove the Dean as Head of House. 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. Oxford alumni have attacked Christ Church college for waging a “bitter campaign” against the Dean.The college has been accused of a “catastrophic misjudgement” over its failed attempts to oust The Very Rev Professor Martyn Percy, who presides over both Christ Church college and Cathedral.He was suspended last November, a move with led to an outcry from alumni who felt he had been treated unfairly.Christ Church, which was founded by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, said that Dr Percy had committed “immoral, scandalous or disgraceful” conduct, prompting speculation about the nature of his alleged offences.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Under pressure to clarify the nature of the allegations, the College later wrote to thousands of alumni to clarify that Dr Percy’s suspension related to a dispute over pay.Under Christ Church’s statutes, the dean can only be removed from office under specific circumstances.These include being convicted of an offence that renders the dean unfit for office, conduct that constitutes persistent failure or neglect of duties, physical or mental incapacity — or behaviour of an “immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature”. Oxford University, Christ ChurchCredit: Ian Jones
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Ratko Mladic 13,430 Views Ratko Mladic Image: Martin Meissner/PA FORMER SERB COMMANDER Ratko Mladic led a relentless military campaign during the 1990s Bosnian war to ensure Muslims “vanished” from the territory, UN prosecutors said today.At the height of the war triggered by the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, Mladic told the Bosnian Serbs they had an “opportunity to create not only any kind of state, but an all-Serbian state.”“His concern was not that Muslims might create a state, his concern was to have them vanish completely,” prosecutor Alan Tieger told judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).Mladic, 74, has denied 11 charges including two of genocide, as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the bloody 1992-95 Bosnian conflict in which more than 100,000 people died and 2.2 million others were left homeless.Prosecutors are wrapping up their case in three days of closing arguments in Mladic’s trial, which began in May 2012, and are likely to ask for a long jail term. The defence will follow on Friday, but a verdict is not expected until next year.The UN prosecutors poured scorn on defence claims that Mladic was not to blame for some of the worst bloodshed in Europe since World War II — including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.Mladic had “command and control” over the Bosnian Serb forces, said another ICTY prosecutor Arthur Traldi, adding that “in carrying out the ethnic cleansing campaign, his… forces committed a constant pattern of crimes throughout Serbian-claimed territory.”‘Highway to hell’It was Mladic “who was in charge, who called the shots”, Tieger added, arguing Mladic had even “bragged about” his exploits. And he denounced the defence bid “to transform Mladic into a benign but ineffective officer” who sought to protect Muslims.Mladic even “took credit” for a plan which “radically altered the demographic picture of the portions of Bosnia claimed by the Bosnian Serbs.”As the fighting ignited first in Croatia and then in Bosnia “Ratko Mladic was a key figure on that highway to hell,” Tieger added.Dressed in a grey suit and a blue and white tie, Mladic appeared sombre but in good health Monday, after his trial has been dogged by his ill-health.The brutish military commander came to symbolise a barbaric plan to rid multi-ethnic Bosnia of Croats and Muslims to establish an “ethnically pure” Greater Serbia.He is notably accused of being behind the punishing 44-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, which claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in a relentless campaign of shelling and sniping.Mladic is also charged with his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys, who were rounded up and shot when his forces overran Dutch UN peacekeepers in the enclave.Long wait for justiceFamilies of the victims are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the case, the last from the former Yugoslavia being heard before the ICTY, which is wrapping up after being set up at the height of the conflict to try perpetrators of atrocities.Munira Subasic, who heads the Mothers of Srebrenica group, attended the hearing on Monday on what would have been the 42nd birthday of her son who was killed in the genocide in 1995.Subasic has said it was unfortunate that justice had been so long coming.“Those who still believe (Radovan) Karadzic and Mladic are heroes would perhaps have thought differently today if they had been sentenced very quickly after the war,” she told AFP recently.Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in March, and Mladic remain the highest-profile actors from the wars to see their trials completed after former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic died in his UN detention cell in 2006.Indicted in July 1995, Mladic evaded capture for some 16 years. Finally captured in May 2011, he was transferred to a UN detention centre in The Hague where he remains behind bars.- © AFP, 2016Read: Anniversary of a massacre: what happened in Srebrenica? Read: Retired Irish officer prepares to give evidence at Mladic trial ‘Butcher of Bosnia’: Prosecutors make their closing arguments in genocide trial Ratko Mladic has been accused of leading a relentless military campaign to ensure Muslims ‘vanished’ during the Bosnian war. Image: Martin Meissner/PA Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3120848 40 Comments Monday 5 Dec 2016, 3:05 PM Share12 Tweet Email Dec 5th 2016, 3:05 PM
Originally released in Japan like three years ago, the falling block/blob puzzle mash-up Puyo Puyo Tetris finally arrives on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this week in English. I’ve been playing the Switch version (it’s not Zelda) and having a great time. But while the appeal for most is seeing how well these two classic puzzle formulas go together, to me it’s just a reminder that Alexey Pajitnov’s Tetris may be the only perfect video game.Tetris isn’t my favorite video game by any means. It’s not the Citizen Kane of video games exploding the medium’s potential wide open like Super Mario Bros. And it’s not the intellectual equal of chess like StarCraft. However, it is perfect. It effortlessly draws the player into a zen state of pure play where they stop thinking consciously about the falling blocks and just start matching them through sheer instinct and reaction. It’s beautiful. Just watch pro players in action as they match without even seeing the blocks.It’s simple, but it’s also anything but. The variety of tetrominoes, derived from all possible ways to arrange four blocks in two dimensions, means players must constantly and quickly evaluate the strength and weakness of each block in each position before making a move. There’s a reason why the long piece might be the biggest hero in gaming. Since 1984 we’ve proven with science that while it is theoretically possible to play Tetris forever, it would take very specific conditions and a tremendous amount of skill.By being more complex, other games open themselves up to unforeseen flaws that mar their perfection. You can’t make a game as big and bustling as Grand Theft Auto V without some open-world jank. However, by that definition, most puzzle games should be this excellent. And yet, in my opinion, decades later still none of have dethroned Tetris. They add intriguing new features like RPG elements or in-app purchases or whole other puzzle formulas, but that just makes them different, not better. Even Pajitnov’s later games like Hexic and Tetrisphere don’t compare. Tetris remains a flawless diamond of a video game with the only close runners-up being Bejeweled and more recently Threes (screw 2048).Even the multiplayer is brilliant. It’s one thing to try and survive against faster-falling pieces but having to form as many Tetris chains as possible to attack your opponent adds a new, incredible layer of strategy and tension. And while getting hit with garbage blocks threatens your run, they also provide their own opportunities for chains and turning the tables on your foe. It’s great!Tetris is proof of the purity of form and mechanics that can make a game excellent with no story whatsoever. However, it’s also important to mention the history and metanarrative behind the game since no art is without politics. I find Tetris so fascinating as a piece of Russian entertainment that blew up right around the time of the Soviet Union’s collapse and became a hugely successful worldwide product.But even as Western capitalist pigs enjoyed the game on the go thanks to their fancy new Game Boys from the 1980s Japanese economic menace the game never hid its Russian roots. From its classic theme to its box quote of “From Russia With Fun!” to its Kremlin-like background buildings, Tetris is so Russian it’s controlling the current U.S. government.And beyond aesthetics, the idea of matching differently shaped blocks to create solid wholes and win is the kind of casual, elegant, metaphorical endorsement for communism that defines the best Russian Constructivist art of the 1910s. It’s like Vladimir Tatlin made a video game. Is Tetris’ perfection obvious now?Suffice it to say, most of my time playing Puyo Puyo Tetris has been spent in regular-ass Tetris mode. But the game does have other modes worth exploring. Puyo Puyo, for those that don’t know the beloved Japanese series, is a match-4 puzzle game about combining colorful blobs that fall apart and stick back together. The goal is the clear them while also setting off stylish chains. In America, the formula was re-purposed in games like Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and Kirby’s Avalanche. It’s neat, even if it took me playing some in-game lessons to stop being trash, but it’s no Tetris.If you want to get really fancy, though, you can play the various weird Tetris/Puyo Puyo combinations. One has you playing Tetris for a few seconds and then switching to Puyo Puyo before switching back to Tetris. It splits your brain in an enjoyably stressful way. Even crazier is the mode where Tetris blocks and Puyo Puyo blobs both fall down on the same board keeping their unique attributes. For example, tetrominoes crush Puyos but Puyos fall through crevices tetrominoes leave behind. Players explore the possibilities of this fusion across a surprising amount of varied single- and multi-player modes.The insane, voice-acted story mode gets most of its mileage from this crazy anime crossover nonsense. Merging worlds. Anthropomorphized blocks. It’s like Street Fighter x Tekken but a puzzle game, and much like Super Bomberman R, who knew Puyo Puyo and/or Tetris had this much lore?For American Puyo Puyo fans, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a clean and cool glass of water in a desert. Tetris fans aren’t quite as thirsty, but in a world where Ubisoft is making new versions of Tetris with bad framerates some how, this is still an excellent option. It’s not like you can go buy Tetris DS anymore. But no matter how much you dress it up or down, nothing will change the fact that Tetris and Tetris alone is truly a perfect video game. I sure hope that movie works out.Want to learn more? 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Amaravati: There were derogatory posts made over the social media against TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh. Recently, a person named Prabhakar Reddy has posted an objectionable video on Lokesh. Over this, the TDP senior leader Varla Ramaiah has filed a complaint with the Tadepalli police. In the complaint, Varla Ramaiah said that Prabhakar Reddy has posted objectionable comments to damage the reputation of Lokesh and demanded to take immediate action against him. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us He also said that after watching the video post, they have inquired about Prabhakar Reddy, where they found him as an NRI and YSRCP sympathizer who lives in New Jersey, USA. Varela Ramaiah has handed over the CD containing the abusive comments of the accused to the police and demanded action against Prabhakar Reddy. On the other side, Nara Lokesh has targeted YS Jagan’s government by posting a series of tweets over his Twitter handle.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited the residence of Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in Banani, Dhaka to console the family members of Zayan Chowdhury on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday visited the residence of Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in city’s Banani area to console the family members of Zayan Chowdhury who was killed in a deadly bomb attack in Colombo on Easter Sunday.The prime minister went to the residence of Sheikh Selim, the maternal grandfather of 8-year-old Zayan Chowdhury at Banani around 2:45pm.Sheikh Selim is a paternal cousin of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.Sheikh Hasina stayed there for over an hour and consoled the family members of Zayan Chowdhury.The prime minister also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of eight-year-old Zayan.Sheikh Selim, MP, and his family members as well as other senior leaders of the Awami League were present there.A second grader at an Uttara school, Zayan is a son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhury and Sheikh Sonia.Moshiul also suffered splinter injuries in kidney and liver in the deadly terror attack in Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday.Mohsinul and his wife went to Sri Lanka on holiday with two of their children. His wife and younger son were in their hotel room when the blast rocked the hotel.The death toll from the attacks that tore apart several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, with another 500 injured.The body of Zayan Chowdhury was brought to Dhaka from Colombo this afternoon.A Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying the body of Zayan Chowdhury landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:45pm today.
Watch TV subscribers will also have access to 15,000 movies and TV show episodes on demand, and will be able to watch the service both on mobile devices as well as desktop browsers and streaming devices. Apps for Watch TV are based on DirecTV Now, so you should expect the service to show up on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Chromecast at launch, or soon after. Popular on Variety AT&T announced the launch of its new internet service Watch TV Thursday, revealing both the TV networks included in the service as well as details on ways to get Watch TV for free. The company also announced that it will give some of its wireless subscribers free access to other paid music and video streaming services.Watch TV, which is slated to go live next week, will feature a total of 31 TV networks at launch, including AMC, Cartoon Network, CNN, HGTV, TBS and TNT. Some time in the near future, the company plans to add BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, Nicktoons, Teen Nick and VH1 to the Watch TV line-up.Check out the full AT&T Watch TV line-up below: AT&T is making the service available at no cost to a subset of its users, and is introducing two new wireless plans to do so: A new base line unlimited data plan dubbed “AT&T Unlimited & More” includes free access to Watch TV. “AT&T Unlimited & More Premium” comes with Watch TV access as well as an option to add one other music or video subscription service at no extra cost.Services available for this offer include HBO, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Premium and VRV, the millennial-focused online video subscription bundle from Ellation, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Company. Subscribers of AT&T Unlimited & More can also get $15 monthly credit for a DirecTV Now subscription, whereas Unlimited & More Premium offers a $15 credit for either DirecTV Now, DirecTV or AT&T Uverse.AT&T Unlimited & More Premium will cost subscribers $80 per month for a single line after certain credits, whereas AT&T Unlimited & More will start at $70 per month for a single line, or $40 per line for 4 lines, with line 5-10 costing $35 each. Those plans are effectively replacing AT&T’s existing unlimited plans for new subscribers, which also means that they come with some of the same caveats.The biggest one: AT&T Unlimited & More subscribers will only be able to stream video in SD over the cellular network, a restriction that also applies to Watch TV streams. However, streams via Wifi are exempt from those restrictions.Watch TV will also be available as a standalone plan for $15 a month, and AT&T said that it would announce additional details at launch. The company also said that it would introduce additional services as its merger with Time Warner completes. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson first announced plans to launch Watch TV as he took the stand during the government’s lawsuit against the merger.Correction: 7:20 a.m.: An earlier version of this story misstated the price of the AT&T Unlimited & More plan. CREDIT: Courtesy of AT&T ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
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Travelweek Group Tags: Toronto Pearson Airport, Travel Alert Share Tough slog for travellers, travel agents as ice storm grounds hundreds of flights << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Flight delays and cancellations are still rampant out of Toronto, Ottawa and beyond as airports work to clear the backlog of flights from this weekend’s powerful ice storm.The spring storm hit the U.S. Midwest before making its way up to Ontario and on to Quebec with record precipitation. Tens of thousands of people across southern and central Ontario are still without power today as the massive ice storm transitions to drenching rain.Meanwhile Calgary is bracing for a month’s worth of snowfall in a single day.The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has posted an advisory on its website, warning travellers to expect higher than normal passenger volumes early this week as passengers whose flights were cancelled begin travelling out of Toronto.The storm played havoc with air traffic, with more than 600 flights cancelled at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and many others delayed, often for hours.Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop airport cancelled all departing flights on Sunday and received only one arrival all day.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTPorter Airlines has posted a weather advisory on its website for Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Sudbury, Quebec, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Boston and Newark, effective April 16.Air Canada has no fewer than 28 travel advisories for April 16 on its website, for Toronto, Ottawa, Timmins, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, New York and more, all for freezing rain, snow and ice storm conditions. “Air Canada has revised its ticketing policy for customers booked on affected flights to facilitate changes to bookings. Those customers wishing to make alternate travel arrangements can do so without penalty, space permitting.” Air Canada also has a travel advisory for Calgary.The Western Alberta snow storm is also impacting WestJet, which has also issued a travel advisory with flexible rebooking optins for Calgary flights as well as flights in and out of Ottawa, Montreal, Boston and New York City (La Guardia). Posted by Monday, April 16, 2018
Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Prime Minister Petr Necas’ conservative Civic Democrats won four seats for a total of 15, the lowest number ever.The election was held over Friday and Saturday.Although Parliament’s lower house dominates the legislative process, the Senate can delay approval of spending cuts. It also plays an important role in passing constitutional amendments and approving judges for the Constitutional Court.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share Sponsored Stories PRAGUE (AP) – The opposition Social Democrats have cemented their position as the dominant force in the Czech Parliament’s upper house as voters punish the government for unpopular austerity measures.With all votes counted by the Statistics Office on Saturday, the left-wing Social Democrats won 13 of 27 seats up for grabs in the 81-seat upper house. Together with the far-left Communists, the two leftist parties hold a majority of 48 seats. Top Stories The vital role family plays in society 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center
Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ And Peterson is feeling more comfortable with every game.“It’s coming along, I just want to continue taking it agame at a time, a day at a time,” he said. “It will behere before you know it.” The former LSU star would not point to his inexperience asan excuse. “A lot of guys tell me I’m not a rookie anymore; I’ve gotto go out there and make plays,” Peterson said. “That’swhy they brought me here, to come here and make plays forthis defense, for this secondary and for this team aswell.“I won’t necessarily say it’s a rookie or a learningprocess, I have four games up under my belt now, now it’stime to go make plays.”Peterson has just one interception on the season, andwhile he’s been burned quite a few times there have beenmany instances of him being in position to make a play.Though he doesn’t like the idea it is a learningprocess, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt is seeing signs ofprogress.“There’s going to be some good and some bad,” the coachsaid. “They made some plays on the ball [Sunday], Ithought did a nice job.”Of course, Eli Manning finished the game throwing for 321yards, with 162 of them going to receiver Hakeem Nicks.Victor Cruz also caught six balls for 98 yards, so it’stough to see where the corners did a solid job. But a lot of the issues in the secondary can beattributed, in part, to a non-existent pass rush, as it’stough to ask anyone to stay with a receiver for as long asArizona’s defensive backs have needed to. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The number five pick in the draft, Patrick Peterson wasexpected to come in and be a part of a secondary featuringDominque Rodgers-Cromartie and Greg Toler, among others. The offseason saw the team part with DRC and sign veteranRichard Marshall, but Peterson was still expected to bebrought along slowly, probably as a nickelback to start. But then Toler went down in the team’s third preseasongame, lost for the season, and Peterson ascended to astarting role.
“I thought a hurricane was about to hit, but then I was like ‘we ain’t by no water,’” the Cunningham said. “So then I asked someone at the table and they said it was a haboob and I looked outside and I thought the world was about to end.“With all the dust in the air and it starting to get dark outside. It was kind of scaring me a little bit. But it’s just a dust storm that’s all it is.”Out of all the players, offensive lineman Justin Pugh was the most knowledgeable and even used some cinematic inspiration to give his definition of the storms.“There like 70-mile long, five-mile high dust storms that come before the monsoons,” Pugh said. “I feel like I’m in that movie The Mummy when the face is coming out of [the dust storm].”But whatever you do, don’t ask rookie wide receiver C.J. Duncan what a “Haboo” is.“I don’t know what that is,” Duncan said when asked. “Is it some kind of clothing?”Almost, Duncan, almost. Playing football, or any sport for that matter, in Arizona comes with some uncommon factors that don’t typically come into play elsewhere in the country.There’s an abundance of scorpions — just ask Tre Boston — rattlesnakes and the occasional haboob.Arizona Cardinals center Evan Boehm took it upon himself to make sure the newest members of the team were properly informed as to what exactly a haboob is. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling From the looks of it, there may need to be a refresher course in the near future for a few of the players..@BIGboehmTHEORY asked folks new to AZ if they knew what a Haboob is.The contestants: @KoreyC71, @ChaseEdmonds22, @Brice_Butler, @CJDuncan19, @MasonCole64 + @JustinPugh pic.twitter.com/cElc7AzLz5— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 29, 2018A haboob is a wall of dust ranging between several hundred and several thousand feet tall that comes in advance of rainfall.But for most of the players asked, a haboob is pretty much the closest thing to the world ending.“It’s when it seems like the apocalypse is coming, but really it’s only rain and sand,” wide receiver Brice Butler said.Rookie center Mason Cole reiterated the wideout’s words.“It looks like the world’s ending, but when you are in it, it’s kind of foggy, real windy, but besides that it looks like the world’s ending,” Cole said.For offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, the term can’t be real.Related LinksCardinals’ Tre Boston is adjusting to that desert life“You’re lying,” Cunningham said when asked what a haboob is. “Were they the things in the cafeteria?”After experiencing the weather events firsthand, the lineman still wasn’t sure what a haboob was until he started talking about the loud phone alerts he gets when a storm’s on the way. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 2 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo (Screenshot) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories
Go back to the e-newsletter >Oceania Cruises was named “Australia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Hong Kong.“We are delighted to receive this extraordinary honour from the World Travel Awards, as we continue to expand our presence in Australia which is one of our most important and fastest growing markets,” stated Harry Sommer, Executive Vice President of International Business Development for Oceania Cruises.“Not only are we honored and humbled by this award, we are grateful to our longtime partner in Australia, David Bunn and his team at Cruise Management. They have done an amazing job of building the brand awareness and enviable level of success over the past decade,” state Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand for Oceania Cruises.The 684-guest Sirena will enter service on 27 April 2016 with a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice. During its inaugural season, the ship will sail on Mediterranean and Caribbean itineraries featuring a mix of classic destinations and 11 new ports of call, including the beaches of Gaeta, Italy; the rainforest of Golfito, Costa Rica; and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz, Mexico.Go back to the e-newsletter >
FORT LAUDERDALE – Synchrony, The Luxury Yacht Partnership, announces its launch, offering a luxury yacht ownership program with year-round access to premium yachts positioned in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.Similar to the shared ownership programs that have been embraced in the high-end real estate and aviation industries, Synchrony is now raising the bar in the world of luxury yachting. Each state-of-the-art yacht is designed specifically for syndicated ownership and fleet access. The goal is to bring a consistently high standard of hospitality culture to the luxury yacht experience and deliver an extraordinary level of service and attention to detail.Synchrony differs from other fractional yacht offerings in the market with its unique “luxury yacht lifestyle concept”. The program offers all the benefits of full ownership at a fraction of the cost and with fewer responsibilities. As an owner with Synchrony, users acquire a dedicated interest in a specific luxury yacht and have access to the entire Synchrony fleet of premium yachts – fully crewed and maintained. The company efficiently manages, maintains, crews and operates the yachts, freeing Synchrony owners from the typical burdens associated with a fully owned private yacht. Concierge and service teams are always on hand to plan all elements of the yachting experience, including cruising schedules, trip logistics and culinary experiences.“Our concept is completely unprecedented in the world of yacht ownership,” says Bob Saxon, Synchrony Advisor and noted industry pioneer. “By offering the industry’s lowest owner-to-yacht ratio, the highest caliber vessels, unparalleled service and a combination of advanced bookings and flexible short-term access, discerning yacht owners now have a smarter option to access the luxury yacht lifestyle.”Owners have access to the yachts for up to six weeks per year. Synchrony provides the same access as fully owned private vessels, including the freedom to book advanced vacations or spontaneous trips or events. Owners may use the yacht individually or with friends, for business entertaining, or even to charter out to others. Plus, there’s the liberty of setting unique agendas and exploring new ports of call around the world at a fraction of the cost.Synchrony has selected the Azimut-Benetti Group, one of the largest luxury yacht builders worldwide, to design and configure the Benetti Classic 120′ yacht specifically for the program. This impressive vessel offers generous accommodations for 10-12 guests in five staterooms, two salons, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a sundeck with built-in Jacuzzi and bar.www.synchronyyachts.com
A bill to amend the existing law on the Prevention and Combating of Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography, provides for victims to be informed of the release date of their assaulter, Justice Minister, Ionas Nicolaou, said on Friday.The bill aims to cover gaps and omissions found in the law since 2014 when it entered into force. After it is approved by the cabinet, it will be sent to parliament for discussion.During the presentation of the bill, Nicolaou said that the aim was to expand the powers of the Surveillance Authority of Sentenced Persons for Sexual Offences Against Minors so that it can carry out its mandate effectively. The authority, as well as an archive of convicted child sex offenders, was established in 2014. Currently, 25 persons are being monitored by the authority.“The purpose is also to enable law enforcement authorities to inform the victim or his or her guardian or representative of the possible date of release of the sentenced person,” Nicolaou said.The provision in question follows the public outcry last year over the early release of a man convicted of sexually abusing a minor. The man returned to his home, to live without supervision in the same neighbourhood as his victim who was unaware of the man’s release.Nicolaou analysed the amendments noting that the new proposed law provides for the possibility of the court to impose restrictive measures after the sentence has been imposed or even after the convict has been released. It also provides for the expansion of the restrictive measures the court may impose.In addition to the restrictive measures provided for in the existing legislation, Nicolaou said, the court would be able to impose one or more of the following measures: a ban on entering or staying in the victim’s home or of other children, in a school or a place where the victim or other children frequent, a ban on driving in areas where children or the victim frequent, a ban on the person convicted of contacting or communicating with the victim or his / her family or with any child. The court will also be able to ban perpetrators from accessing specific internet sites, from possessing or using material that might cause sexual stimulation and from possessing, buying or consuming alcohol.As regards the surveillance authority, the minister said that the proposed bill provides for the possibility of hiring persons for the supervision of convicted paedophiles after their release.Permanent secretary of the justice ministry and head of the surveillance authority, Andreas Assiotis, said that, since 2014, the authority has monitored 33 convicted paedophiles after their release.At the moment, he said, 25 persons are being monitored by the authority. He said that the authority has asked for a surveillance decree on another 10 persons.Assiotis said that gradual increase observed in the number of persons being monitored after 2014 also highlights the great importance of the surveillance authority’s work.The experience gained from the authority’s four years of operation, he said, has identified the need to amend the existing legislation as at this stage the authority is not given sufficient powers to effectively exercise its role and to impose substantial measures beyond the monitoring programmes offered by the competent services.The authority will also be able to expand the measures it can impose on a convicted paedophile such as house arrest, the obligation to report to a police station, participation in therapy programmes, the obligation to inform authorities of their new home or work address in case they change their job or move. They would also be obliged to inform authorities if they leave the country.MPs heard last year that convicted paedophiles who have been released from prison are visited once a week by social workers or psychiatrists, who then report to the Surveillance Authority. The authority convenes about once a month and reviews individual files of sex offenders. The archive is kept by the police. Sex offenders are currently offered treatment on a voluntary basis.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola