Debt-ridden farmer’s body found in U.P.

first_imgBody of a 52-year-old farmer, who was allegedly upset over the non-payment of loans, was on Sunday fished out of a pond in Khalilpur village of Dhanari area in the district, police said.Ompal’s body was found in the pond near the village, the police said, adding that it has been sent for post-mortem.The deceased farmer’s son, Sachin told the police that his father was upset due to the non-payment of loans taken by him from different financial institutions. An investigation has been initiated, the police said.last_img

Video: Jellyfish go against the flow

first_imgAlthough jellyfish may appear to be aquatic vagabonds, they don’t just drift aimlessly through the oceans. Instead, a new study has found, jellyfish can sense currents and swim against them. To measure their movements, scientists attached accelerometers to barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma octopus) in the coastal waters of France and combined this data with visual observations from boats. In still water, the jellyfish swam in all directions, but when there was a tide, most of the jellyfish swam with or against it, the researchers report online today in Current Biology. Detecting and responding to currents isn’t easy—migrating sea turtles and birds are commonly thrown off course—and researchers don’t know how the jellies do it. The jellyfish may detect variations in water speed across their bodies when swimming near the surface, or they may use external information, like changes in Earth’s magnetic field. What’s more, in computer simulations of large groups of jellyfish fighting ocean currents, the virtual jellies formed swarms that resembled “blooms” seen in the wild, made up of hundreds to millions of jellyfish. The research could help scientists predict the locations of such blooms, which can snarl up fisheries, clog water intakes for power plants, and ruin a tourist’s day at the beach.(Video credit: Graeme Hays)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Arellano coach braces for ‘tough’ stretch vs contenders

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Up ahead in the latter part of their schedule are four of the top five teams last season—San Sebastian, San Beda, College of St. Benilde, and University of Perpetual Help.“These are four tough teams so we know that we have to prepare well for them,” said Javier in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn what served as a tune-up match for Arellano before its tough stretch, the Lady Chiefs dominated the Lyceum Lady Pirates in three sets, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11, to extend their perfect run to 5-0.READ: Arellano blasts Lyceum for 5th straight win But Javier added that for Arellano to sweep its remaining games, it has to play even better than how it performed against the Lyceum.“We’re still starting slow and that’s not a good sign for any team especially if you’re playing against these next ones,” said Javier. “We have to show them, or show ourselves at least, that we can immediately get it going.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sonnen outlasts Rampage, advances in Bellator heavyweight tournament Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Arellano coach Obet Javier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University head coach Obet Javier is bracing for a gauntlet of games to end the elimination round.The Lady Chiefs are gunning for their third title in four years and Javier knows achieving the feat won’t be easy.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott Handed 14-day Ban for Mocking Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Teenage Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14 days from domestic club football after an investigation into a social media video in which he appeared to mock Harry Kane.The 16-year-old admitted breaching Football Association rules and must also complete a face-to-face education course and pay a 350 pound fine. “Harvey Elliott has been suspended from playing in all domestic club football for a period of 14 days, running up to and including 24 October 2019, after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a video posted on social media and providing a public apology,” the FA said in a statement.It added that the incident constituted an “aggravated breach” of FA rules.The Snapchat video, taken during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham in June, appeared to show Elliott performing an offensive impersonation of the England captain.He later issued an apology on social media, saying he was “truly sorry”.Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham in July and has already made a first-team appearance, playing the full match in Liverpool’s League Cup clash with MK Dons last month.He became the youngest debutant in Premier League history when he played for Fulham against Wolves in May at the age of 16 years and 30 days. banharry kaneHarvey Elliottliverpool First Published: October 11, 2019, 11:51 PM ISTlast_img read more

Asia Cup: A team like this always makes the captain look good, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgIndia skipper Rohit Sharma lauded his team after a seventh Asia Cup triumph in Dubai on Friday. Chasing 223, India were in a spot of bother before a limping Kedar Jadhav got India across the line in a last-ball thriller.Rohit led from the front throughout the tournament and laid the foundation for India’s chase with an aggressive 48 before a familiar struggle in the middle-order. However, the likes of Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni got useful runs before Jadhav was forced to retire with a hamstring injury.Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India close before Jadhav returned to see India through to their seventh title. India were unbeaten throughout the tournament – they defeated Hong Kong, Pakistan (twice), Bangladesh (twice) and tied with Afghanistan.Rohit said the title was a reward for some consistent cricket and sheer hard work throughout the tournament. Most of the players in the side had spent a lot of time in England recently and it took them some time getting used to the oppressive heat in Dubai. In fact, India had to play back-to-back games against Hong Kong and Pakistan but they adjusted beautifully.Asia Cup 2018 Final: India vs Bangladesh Report | Match Highlights | ScorecardIn fact, Rohit, who finished as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament, played down the lavish praise that came his way for his superb captaincy by saying his team made him look good. ” If you have a team like that, the captain will always look good. It wouldn’t be easy if we didn’t have the support of the remaining 10 players, so I am really proud of the boys.”advertisementAlso read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs IndiaRohit also congratulated Bangladesh for their gutsy cricket. A week back, India had decimated Bangladesh in the Super Four. But Bangladesh bounced back to defeat Afghanistan and Pakistan before running India close yet again in a final.”We played some good cricket throughout the tournament and this is the reward of all the hard work throughout the tournament,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”I have been part of games like this before and credit to the guys in the middle to handle the pressure and to cross the finishing line was a fantastic effort.You have to give some credit to Bangladesh. They put us under pressure in the first 10 overs,” he said.Read: Hope Bangladesh won a lot of hearts, says Mashrafe MortazaIndia were also under the pump after electing to field in another high-profile final. Liton Das had been dropped on 52 and he made the most of the opportunity by bringing up his maiden hundred. However, the spinners led a remarkable fightback to restrict Bangladesh to 222.Rohit said he was confident the spinners would do the trick for him.”We thought if the ball got older, the spinners would do the work for us. It was important to keep it tight and we have done that well throughout the tournament.”Also read – MS Dhoni 1st Asian wicketkeeper to affect 800 dismissals in international cricketIndia rode on plenty of support in the stands in Dubai. From the young fan who was left fuming after MS Dhoni got out for a duck to the young boy who cried after Dhoni tied his 200th match as ODI captain, there were some memorable fan moments for India in the Asia Cup.Rohit, on his part, did not forget to thank the crowd.last_img read more

DONATE BLOOD TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS

first_imgSiouxland residents can help hurricane victims in Texas, Louisiana and Florida by donating blood locally.Claire DeRoin of the LifeServe Blood Center says blood banks in those regions are in need of blood supplies:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DEROIN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………from your donors. :22LifeServe is the sole provider of blood products to 120 local hospitals in the tri-state area.DeRoin says those hospitals are still the main priority for area patients in need of blood:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DEROIN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….definitely help. ;20One donation can help three patients.You may schedule an appointment to donate by calling the LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or stop in at their location in Southern Square near Hobby Lobby in Morningside.last_img read more

Line Segment: What Happened to the Run Game?

first_imgHere is Cochran crashing down well to open up a nice hole for a first down. Overall I think the run blocking was average but OSU’s RBs left a lot of yards on the table. OL coach Josh Henson needs to continue to preach a physical/violent culture with the offensive line to continue to have success on the ground.   Here is a great example of strong vision. This play is designed to go right and he cuts it up field into a monster hole, then cuts again for an extra 2-3 yards. This is what we are used to seeing with Hill.There were few missed blocks or assignments from the OL in general, I think the biggest issue is just a lack of physicality overall. I’m liking what I’m seeing from Larry Williams, but he still needs to improve.  Outside of Keyes (watch here), no one shows the high physicality level that a really strong rush team has. From a run game perspective, you would love to see the OL jumping off the snap and winning the line of scrimmage. This OL doesn’t miss many blocking assignments, but DL are left with opportunities to shed blocks and make plays.  Here is a great example of what I’m referring to from a physical perspective. Watch how Keyes/Lundblade drive this block 10 yards down the field. Here is a nice blocking set where Lundblade and Keyes are able to seal a nice hole. This simply didn’t happen enough.  The USA DL were able to fill the gaps they were responsible for too often. 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!center_img Oklahoma State went out and did exactly what they needed to do on Friday against South Alabama in dominating an inferior team, incurring minimal injuries and not exerting a ton of effort.Between David Bowie and BlackJack references, I was able to watch the film of the first three quarters again, before the backups were substituted. Based off what I’ve seen, South Alabama isn’t a quality opponent, so please have that in mind when reading these observations. Nothing I saw indicates this being more than a 4-5 win team.  Offensive LineLet’s start with the offense line, which will most likely be the hot topic of criticism this week after a below average performance with the ground game.  Pass protection was phenomenal, which is expected as USA didn’t really have any feared pass rushers.  Of 24 true drop backs, Rudolph had 21 clean pockets. The three exceptions were mainly caused by extra pressure applied by the USA defense, including two QB hurries that caused incompletions. There were a few examples of free blitzers coming off the edge, but for the most part the OL held up very well.   I paid special attention to Aaron Cochran as he received a little criticism for his performance last week, and thought he was much better this week. Tevin Jenkins did play a few series at RG in for Larry Williams, and thought both held up well also.  Larry Williams is beat here, I really don’t understand why. He was in the right position then came off his block to help Lundblade, mental mistake. I don’t have a lot of notes on pass protection. Limited pass rush threat, and a strong performance from the OL in pass protection led to a wealth of time for Rudolph to throw the ball.  The run blocking is a different story, I made pages and pages of notes. Before you put the OL on blast, it should also be noted that the running backs didn’t do them many favors.  To start off you always wonder if the blocking was poor, or if the defense was really keying in on the run to make things difficult. I charted the amount of players in the box for each play that wasn’t a clear passing down, so I omitted 3rd and long and most of the drive at the end of the first half.  6 man box – 35 snaps7 man box – 13 snaps8 man box – 2 snapsUSA ran Cover 1 for a good majority of the game, with mostly man coverage across the board with one high safety. Cover 1 generally allows you a little more flexibility to move some people around to help support the run game. Based off the activity of the LBs and safeties, you could tell that stopping the run was an emphasis, but the numbers above aren’t overwhelming and should’ve opened up plenty of pro-OSU numbers in the box for their running game.  To be clear, this line isn’t an elite run-blocking unit. By no means did the OL dominate like maybe they should, and clearing consistent running lanes by mauling DL didn’t happen often. However, there simply weren’t a lot of missed blocks here, and although the running lanes weren’t huge, they were there. This is where we get back to holding some of the RBs accountable.I thought Hill looked very hesitant on his run style and vision was lacking for sure.  Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about. You have a huge hole between RG and RT, 1 on 1 vs. a LB. OSU will take that matchup all day with Hill’s open field ability.Cochran has seal on left side, we know that the right side DE is going unblocked and likely to crash down. Instead Hill takes the run away from play side and cuts back right into unblocked player. Not great.This one is the worst. He could’ve easily bounced this outside left from the handoff for a big gain, there was also a cut back lane to the right once he cleared the LOS. He took neither.last_img read more

How to Put On Snow Chains (and Why You Really Should Use Them)

first_img Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Editors’ Recommendations My family spent the Thanksgiving holiday of 2009 in Southern California’s beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. My wife, parents, brother, and sister-in-law stayed at a charming bed and breakfast with fireplaces in every room, bear-themed decor on the walls, and a superlative chef hard at work preparing the holiday feast. Thanksgiving day was clear and cold, with a fine mountain breeze stirring the pines that towered beneath a picturesque blue sky. All in all, it was a great time.But when we awoke on Friday morning, it was to nearly a foot of snow. Which was lovely and all, but I had to get back to Los Angeles within a few hours, a trip that involved many miles of winding mountain road that were now covered in snow and weren’t going to be plowed any time soon. Fortunately, being the prepared type, I had purchased a set of snow chains the year prior. Unfortunately, being a damn idiot, I had left them in my garage. Thus I ended up buying a second set of chains that morning at quite a marked up price — but it was worth it.During the drive down out of those snowy mountains — a drive during which my white-knuckled wife largely kept her eyes shut — we passed multiple vehicles that had slid off the road. Included in that number were SUVs and pickup trucks, not just sedans and limousines and such. (OK, there were no limos. Whatever.) Without snow chains, driving on snowy, icy roads can be a dangerous affair, friends. So get a set and learn how to apply them, All sorts of stores and/or this internet thing can help with the former, and I can help with the latter.If you’re wondering how to put on snow chains, the first thing you should do is practice meditating. It can a frustrating (and infuriating) process to put these things on a car, especially in abject conditions and with frigid fingers. You owe it to your safety and your sanity to practice applying them in ideal conditions so you are ready to get the job done even in a blizzard, should the need ever arise.Commons/WikimediaFirst, make sure you get a set of tire chains that will fit your vehicle. You can find the tire specs in the car’s manual or, better yet, right there on the sidewalls of the tires themselves. Snow chains are adjustable to a point, which is necessary to create the tight, secure fit needed for them to work, but you have to get a set that is suitable for your vehicle. Sizing will be displayed on product packaging or should be easy to find in an online description.In most cases, you only need to apply chains to two of your vehicle’s wheels. (Which is good, because almost every set out there only comes with two chains.) For front-wheel-drive automobiles, tire chains should go on the front tires. And — you guessed it — for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the chains must be put on the rear wheels. For a four wheeler or all-wheel-drive, go with the front tires to give yourself more steering traction.Now to apply the chains. Do not lay them out in front of the car and then drive on; that’s a rookie mistake, sir, and leads to a lot of wasted time as you try to get the chains perfectly aligned and drive forward juuuuuust the right amount. Instead, straighten the wheels (then set the parking brake!) and drape the chains over the tires, tucking one end of the chains under the front of each wheel and letting the excess slack drape off the other end. Make sure the fastening systems (it might be hooks, loops, clips, etc.) are facing outward from the tire so you can, you know, fasten the chains.Now drive forward about two feet, maybe three. You should now have a tire partially wrapped in chains and with both loose ends free from the wheel. Bring them together and then engage the fasting system, ensuring you get those chains as snug to the rubber as you can.Commons/WikimediaAnd … you’re not done. Now drive for a few hundred feet, and make sure to turn the steering wheel a few times this way and that. Get out, stopping so the connection point between the ends of the chains is accessible. Chances are the chains will have shifted and loosened some during your little drive. Tighten them as much as possible again.OK, now you’re good. Get out there and hit those snowy roads! But with caution!Two quick things to note: In many places, driving without snow chains is prohibited in adverse wintry conditions, so you might need a set not for safety alone, but to even be allowed on the street.And second, take the chains off immediately upon reaching a clear roadway. Driving with chains on regular paved roads will quickly ruin the chains and will eventually damage your tires. And, on dry roads, chains can actually cause you to slide out of control when braking or steering, which is just Alanis Morissette-level irony.Now that you know how to put on snow chains, check out our tips for winterizing your car and our top picks for winter tires. The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing last_img read more

Traffic Advisories CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Johnson Road and Route 305 Johnson Road, from Highway 125 to Scotch Lake Road, will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Route 305 north, from Little Pond Bridge to just west of Alder Point Road, will also have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141last_img

Province Launches Low Income Pilot Energy Efficiency Program

first_imgThe province is investing $650,000 in a new program designed to help low-income Nova Scotians take control of their energy costs. “This program will help homeowners permanently save up to 30 per cent on their energy costs,” said Bill Dooks, Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “Through the program, we can evaluate and determine the best way to help people with low incomes achieve a more energy efficient house.” Conserve Nova Scotia is piloting two different approaches to help 105 low income households through its Residential Energy Affordability Program. In western, eastern and northern regions of the province, Conserve Nova Scotia will work with the Department of Community Services to identify 25 homes in each zone through their low income home repair programs. In Halifax Regional Municipality, 30 homes will be selected based on referrals from Conserve Nova Scotia’s EnerInfo phone line and the central region office of Community Services. “This is an excellent opportunity to tie energy efficiency into homes that are already getting work done,” said Heather Foley Melvin, chief executive officer of Conserve Nova Scotia. “Our program will also allow us to measure both the energy and environmental savings while making a difference in the lives of Nova Scotians.” All participating homes must meet program criteria. Participation is limited to homes built before 1985 with a dry basement. Participants must also pass an income test through Community Services. The central region program will be administered by Clean Nova Scotia. In the central region pilot, homeowners must also agree to provide 30 hours of upgrade work by helping the contractor with energy efficiency improvements. The 30-hour contribution can be made by the homeowner, a family member, or a friend. The time commitment can also be shared with more than one person. Clean Nova Scotia’s executive director, Judy McMullen, said the time put in by the homeowner will give participants the skills to help improve the energy performance of their home and share that information with their neighbours. “Organizations like Habitat for Humanity have long recognized th value of involving the homeowner in the work on the home,” said Ms. McMullen. “That sense of pride and involvement is key to developing and growing communities.” Each participating home will be assigned an energy rating through the Nova Scotia EnerGuide for Houses program to determine where the home is losing energy. The evaluator will provide suggestions to help the homeowner and the contractor improve the energy performance of the home. An on-site contractor will then work with the homeowner to make the changes, including installing insulation, sealing drafts, and applying weatherstripping and caulking. Information on the program is available on the Conserve Nova Scotia website at www.conservens.ca or by calling 1-800-670-4636. The retrofits are expected to be completed by April.last_img read more

Halifax police warn motorists after snapping turtle hit during morning rush hour

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax police fear carnage on a busy city highway because of the slowest-moving of creatures: turtles.A snapping turtle was euthanized Thursday after being hit on a roadway separating a busy shopping district from a popular park.Const. Holly Tooke says she and her partner responded to calls about the turtle on Highway 111 near Dartmouth Crossing at around 8 a.m. during the morning rush hour.“By the time we arrived, the turtle had already been hit,” she said. “Several people already stopped but unfortunately the turtle had been struck already.”They put the 20-pound reptile in their cruiser and took it to a veterinarian, but it was put down.“The shell was completely cracked and much of the bone had been exposed,” she said.A call came in soon afterwards about another, “extremely big” turtle in the same area. She said it was returned safely to nearby Shubie Park in a canvas bag.She warned motorists to drive carefully in the area during nesting season — such calls are not unusual at this time of year.She said a turtle collision can be traumatizing — but swerving to avoid them can cause far more serious problems.“We’re asking motorists to drive with care — understand that you’re driving near a wildlife-rich area there at Shubie Park. Ensure that if they have to swerve, they’re doing it with care,” she said.“You don’t want to hurt or injure an animal, but again you don’t want to cause an accident.”In 2014, a 25-year-old woman who stopped to help a group of ducklings on the side of a Montreal-area road was found guilty of criminal negligence in the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who slammed into the woman’s parked car.last_img read more

Tataskweyak Cree members barricade band office over deteriorating housing

first_imgAPTN National NewsBand members of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation have barricaded their band office as part of a protest they’re holding against their chief and council.Like many First Nations, the community faces housing shortages and over-crowding.But protestors say the chief and council failed to address those problems and they want to know why.Band member Alberteen Spence spoke with APTN National News about the situation.last_img

Alberta move to cut energy shipments expected to hit more than BC

first_img“(But) if there’s curtailment all the way to the point of discontinuing that flow of product … that utilization taken away from the refineries would have a pretty negative effect on therefineries.”Refiners would be forced to find alternative markets, accept lower prices, or run operations at less than optimum capacity to restrict output, he said.Tighter supplies of gasoline and diesel in B.C. would likely drive up prices in B.C.’s Lower Mainland by about 10 cents per litre, said fuel market analyst Michael Ervin, senior vice-president at the Kent Group Ltd.The estimate is lower than other experts have estimated, but he said it’s high enough that refiners on the U.S. West Coast or possibly even Asia Pacific would be motivated to overcome logistical hurdles and start supplying the market.In Alberta, meanwhile, the glut of gasoline and diesel would likely result in cheaper prices for motorists, especially in the Edmonton area, he said.Ervin said cutting off light oil supplies through Trans Mountain would hurt Alberta-based Parkland Fuels Corp., which bought the 55,000-barrel-per-day Burnaby refinery last year and has enjoyed good margins thanks to its access to low-cost Alberta feedstock.Imperial Oil Ltd. spokesman Jon Harding said Tuesday the Calgary-based company, which ships refined products on Trans Mountain, “understands the rationale” for Bill 12 and will comply if it’s passed, but hopes a solution can be found that negates the need for its use.Suncor Energy Inc., meanwhile, has a “vast logistics network” and would look to send refined product out of Edmonton to other markets if needed, said spokeswoman Sneh Seetal.Andrew Leach, an associate professor with the University of Alberta’s business school, said any economic impact of an Alberta energy export ban would be brief because he doesn’t think the province’s legislation is constitutional.He suggested any attempts to implement a ban would be swiftly and successfully attacked by interested parties in court.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) The Alberta government said Monday it might restrict shipments on the existing 300,000-barrel-per-day Trans Mountain pipeline to diluted bitumen, thus displacing the refined products and light oil it carries.The move would likely push fuel costs higher in B.C. but would also hurt Alberta’s four refineries, said Brian Ahearn, Western Canada vice-president for the Canadian Fuels Association, which represents the refining industry.He said about 25 percent of the gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other products produced at the Edmonton-area refineries goes to B.C., a total of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels per day, the pipeline carries about 45,000 to 50,000 barrels per day and the rest is shipped by train or truck.“Directionally, we are supportive of the government’s overall objective and the reason is we are a supporter of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion,” Ahearn said. On Monday, Alberta introduced legislation that would allow the energy minister to use export permits to control how much and what products truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators can ship.The province says it might use the legislation to fire back at B.C. if it continues to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the courts. The dispute is headed for a showdown on May 31, the date on which proponent Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. has said it mightcancel the $7.4-billion project unless it is convinced it will be allowed to proceed to completion.D’Avignon pointed out that Alberta and B.C. have the most integrated economies in Canada and, if fuel costs rise in B.C., it will affect the cost of trade goods going to Alberta and the cost to ship Alberta products such as grain from West Coast ports.He said it could also affect the availability of B.C. residents to work in Alberta’s oilpatch and B.C. exports of electricity and natural gas to Alberta, while possibly reducing federal income taxes paid by B.C. residents.Alberta’s proposed legislation and B.C.’s response are the latest manoeuvres in the escalating dispute over the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The federal and Alberta governments support the project, while B.C. opposes it, saying it is defending its coast from a potentially catastrophic oil products spill.On Tuesday, the Saskatchewan government joined the fray, promising to also pass legislation allowing it to interrupt energy shipments to B.C.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – Economic damage will extend far beyond the fuel budgets of British Columbia residents if Alberta successfully enacts a bill allowing it to restrict oil and gas exports, observers say.The Bill 12 legislation and the trade war escalation it might spark would damage Alberta and Canadian businesses and citizens as well as those in British Columbia, warned Greg D’Avignon, CEO of the Business Council of B.C.“By punishing British Columbia because of the actions of the government of the day, while it might feel good and I completely understand it, it actually has consequences people aren’t thinking about for the citizens of Alberta and our country as a whole,” he said Tuesday.last_img read more

Icy conditions have led to treacherous roads and some bus cancellations this

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3847119 Frosty early morning on the road to Belfast this morning….. pic.twitter.com/mkaSMr6r7X— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) February 12, 2018 Snowy conditions in Dublin in January. Snowy conditions in Dublin in January. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNrews.ie Short URL 32,004 Views Monday 12 Feb 2018, 7:37 AM Share98 Tweet Email1 This evening’s forecast is a lot worse as heavy rains are predicted across all areas with local flooding with strong and gusty southerly winds.Rain may turn to sleet or snow on higher ground with temperatures dropping to between -3 to 1 degrees celsius overnight.Read: Fresh snow-ice warning issued as wintry showers move through country >Read: Snow, ice, heavy rain and strong winds: Ireland set to get battered by awful weather this weekend > 12 Comments Icy conditions have led to treacherous roads and some bus cancellations this morning A weather warning is also in place later tonight due to strong winds. By Rónán Duffy Image: Sam Boal/RollingNrews.ie A FROSTY MORNING across the country has let to some perilous road conditions and closures in some areas.A status yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until 8am this morning with a separate warning for wind and rain due to kick in later today.AA Roadwatch reports that motorists should be wary of icy conditions in many areas, particularly in parts of the west, northwest and northeast of the country.The traffic monitoring service says that gardaí in Donegal are warning motorists that they should avoid Buncrana’s Mountain Pass due to a number of vehicles becoming stuck in the ice.Galway’s N84 and routes around Carrick-on-Shannon have also been particularly hard hit by the cold weather.Bus Éireaann has said that a number of different services have already been cancelled due to snow and ice. Source: Twitter/BusEireannIrish Rail has yet to announce any cancellations but has said that this morning’s 6.40am service from Limerick to Dublin Heuston has been delayed to icy patches.The weather outlook for the rest of today will see sunny spells across today with scattered showers that will die out throughout the afternoon. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Simon Coveney/Twitter Feb 12th 2018, 7:37 AM last_img read more

Allegri defended Dybala

first_imgPaulo Dybala was sent off during his team’s game against Real Madrid and he complicated the situation for the home team that lost the match 3-0 in the end – but Massimiliano Allegri defended his side’s young striker.The Argentinian caused a lot of troubles for Juventus but his coach insisted that he was great against Real Madrid and he doesn’t deserve to be criticized that much.The Italian manager spoke about Dybala’s form and his team selection as he said, according to Football Italia:“Dybala? Contrary to what’s been said, Dybala had a good game against Real.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Unfortunately, the red card affected his performance, but he had one of his best games in my opinion. I think he’s growing, especially at European level.”“If Bentancur, a lad born in 1997, with excellent qualities with a great future ahead of him, didn’t have these characteristics, he wouldn’t have played against Barcelona and Real Madrid.”“Higuain? I still have to decide my team, but it’s likely he’ll be out.”last_img read more

UNHCR concerned over violence in Chin Rakhine

first_imgAndrej MahecicUNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic on Friday said the UN refugee agency is “deeply concerned” about the humanitarian impact of continuing violence in Myanmar and the potential for both further internal displacement and the outflow of refugees, reports UNB.“As part of inter-agency efforts, UNHCR stands ready to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas in Myanmar,” said UNHCR spokesperson at a press briefing in Geneva on Friday.The UNHCR also called on the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow people fleeing violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh.UNHCR has also offered its support to the government of Bangladesh to assess and respond to the needs of people who have arrived seeking safety from violence in Myanmar.UNHCR said it is aware of reports of escalating violence and a deteriorating security situation in southern Chin state and Rakhine state.This has reportedly led to internal displacement and a number of new arrivals from Myanmar seeking safety in the Bandarban border region of Bangladesh, said the spokesperson.The UNHCR said it is grateful to the government of Bangladesh for its generosity and the leadership it has shown in receiving more than 720,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar since August 2017.last_img read more

THE RUN DOWN

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Louisville Football Postgame Notes vs NC State

first_img Louisville holds a 6-3 advantage in the series, including a 4-1 lead at home. Malik Cunningham rushed for 100 yards on eight carries becoming just the second quarterback in Louisville history to run for at least 100 yards in a single game twice. Creque moved past Michael Bush, who scored 248 points from 2003-06. Louisville has attempted 38 or more rushes in five games this season. Lamar Jackson had 23 games with at least 100 yards rushing. The Cardinals opened the game with a nine-play, 40-yard scoring drive capped by a 32-yard field from Blanton Creque. It marked just the second time in 11 games this season Louisville has scored on its opening drive. The Cardinals scored a touchdown on the first drive against Wake Forest. The 411 yards of total offense Saturday marked the fifth time this season Louisville has gained 400 yards or more. NC State 52, Louisville 10November 17, 2018Cardinal Stadium | Louisville, Ky.Attendance: 48,265TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES NC State defeated Louisville 52-10 on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. Louisville won the toss and deferred its choice until the second half. NC State received the opening kick. Up next, the Cardinals close their season against Kentucky on Saturday (Nov. 24) at 7 p.m., ET at Cardinal Stadium.TEAM NOTES Each of those five performances have occurred in the last seven games. The Cardinals registered a season-high 254 yards rushing on 38 attempts. Story Links Cunningham’s 408 yards rushing this season ranks fourth among Louisville quarterbacks for a single season and seventh on the career list. Lamar Jackson holds the top three spots on the single-season list with 1601 yards in 2017, 1571 yards in 2016 and and 960 yards in 2015. Running back Jeremy Smith had career highs in rushing attempts (10) and rushing yards (74) on Saturday. Tabarius Peterson led the Cardinals with eight tackles, just one shy of his career high total. With his field goal and extra point on Saturday, Blanton Creque moved into sixth place on Louisville’s career scoring list with 249 points. The 6.7 yards per rush for Louisville on Saturday marked the highest average per carry this season.PLAYER NOTES Peterson registered a sack in for the second straight game and has 2.5 sacks on the season. Henry Famurewa matched a career high totaling seven tackles for the second straight game. Anthony Johnson had a career high six tackles on Saturday after entering the game with six total tackles this season. Quarterback Jawon Pass was suspended for the first quarter of Saturday’s game for missing a team obligation. Wide receiver Devante Peete and defensive tackle Michael Boykin were suspended for all of Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Theatre for the blooming buds

first_imgWith dollops of fun, acting and lessons on life skills, summer vacations are about to get exciting. All you 8-15 year olds, First Act  is here in town. Get onto the bandwagon to learn essential life skills over 15 days this summer. Enthusing you with confidence through the medium of theatre and experimental methods practiced all over the world, this team has a plan to set you ahead of your times. Battle out your inhibitions and stage fright with a team of mentors who have a flair for acting. Rakesh Jasrotia and Vaishali Chakravarty, the two renowned artistes spearheading First Act, have devised a module to encourage teamwork and enhance self image to culminate all your sweat to a short performance at the end of the program. Give wings to your imagination and skills and mark in these dates.last_img read more

Celebrating Ghalib a man of many moods

first_imgEminent poet Ghalib’s Death Anniversary  will be celebrated on May 17  at India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, in the Capital. The programme will comprise brief narration on Ghalib by Pavan K Varma (author and MP, Rajya Sabha), Kathak Dance based on Ghalib’s Ghazals by Uma Sharma and Vocal recital based on Ghalib’s Ghazal by Anita Singhvi. Sharma visited Ghalib’s haveli which was in a dilapidated condition and was falling apart. In order to restore the Ghalib’s Haveli to its rightful place she formed a committee ‘Ghalib Memorial Movement’. She then approached Sheila Dikshit to help in getting the Haveli Vacated and make it into a Heritage site. With the former Chief Minister’s interest and her relentless efforts the Haveli was finally restore and is now a befitting Memorial to the great poet. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To commemorate this event she have been organizing Ghalib’s birth and death Anniversary every year which includes a candle light procession to Ghalib’s Haveli from Town Hall, Mushaira in traditional andaz and a cultural programme based on Ghalib’s writing. This evening programme is a culmination of this year’s Ghalib’s death anniversary celebration. On this occasion Sharma, who is a Padma Shri holder, has decided to almost relive Ghalib through her interpretation of his poetry, as a man of many moods.Uma Sharma seems to have vowed to bring Asad-Ullah Khan Ghalib back to life, right there in the eye of the new millennium by recreating for us the inner world of the poet and the man.last_img read more