Moroccan Boxer Mohammed Rabii Prepares For His Second Pro Fight

Rabat – Moroccan boxer Mohammed Rabii will have his second professional fight on April 22 in Germany. The announcement was made by his manager Gary Hyde. His opponent is yet to be announced.According to Hyde, Rabii’s next fight, just like his professional debut, is scheduled in six rounds.Hyde further noted that Rabii, who won his first professional match against the Hungarian Laszlo Kovacs by knockout last month in Prague, is currently preparing with his coach for his second fight. Hyde said the 23-year-old welterweight boxer is well-prepared, saying, “Rabii is a hero […] he will undoubtedly give a great performance, better than the first one.”Rabii will have six other professional matches, which are expected to take place in the course of 2017, according to Hyde.During his first professional match, Rabii managed to show amazing boxing skills. Not so long after the fight started, He managed to get the best of his rival in the first round of the fight.Before the match, Rabii had said that he counted on his fans’ encouragement to raise the Moroccan flag up. He posted a video while he was training, and called on his fans to support him.“I really need your support […] in this very special time, to raise up once again our dear national flag,” Rabii said.In 2015, Rabii won the tournament title against Kazakhstan’s, Daniyar Yeleussinov, in the AIBA World Championship in Doha. His achievement was praised by international media as one of the biggest worldwide boxing success stories of 2015.Rabii also participated in the Summer Olympics Rio 2016, where he qualified for the semi-finals and won a bronze medal. He also ranked number one in the Welterweight division in Season V of the World Series of Boxing, after seven consecutive victories. read more

UN expert calls for twopronged approach to end food crisis in DPR

In his statement to the General Assembly’s third committee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK Marzuki Darusman expressed concern for the Government’s capacity to feed its citizens, and warned of malnutrition and other diseases that the population, particularly children, is increasingly vulnerable of contracting.“Reports indicate that the current rations provided by the DPRK Government can meet well less than half of the daily calorific needs for the 68 per cent of the 16 million population receiving public food rations through the public distribution system,” he said, adding that most people struggle to make up for this food shortage since they lack the necessary purchasing power.Mr. Darusman said the structural problems within the Government’s food production system need to be addressed in the long-term, and stressed the importance of immediate assistance provided by UN agencies such as the World Food Programme (WFP), whose emergency operation will support 3.5 million people with food and nutritional support.The UN expert’s recommendations come as the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos continues her visit to the country to assess its food crisis.Ms. Amos had said earlier this week that during her visit, she would evaluate the conditions on the ground and talk to UN agencies to reassure donors that their money is reaching those who need it the most, as there had been concerns of aid being diverted for other uses.In his statement, Mr. Darusman stressed that monitoring aid has been particularly difficult in the country, and called for the Government to provide more access for this purpose, emphasizing the need for an expansion in the “humanitarian space” to monitor assistance but also for development aid in other areas.In his report, which covers the period from March-October 2011, Mr. Darusman also spotlights other pressing issues in the country such as the increasing number of asylum-seekers and human trafficking.While the exact number of migrants is difficult to estimate, Mr. Darusman said there has been a drastic increase in the past five years, and warned that this is especially dangerous for women and children as they are vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers who approach them with the promise of helping them leave the country.He stressed that the situation for women in general is precarious, as violence against them is “pervasive in workplaces and local communities,” and recommended that the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) explore the possibility of establishing offices in the country to help the Government prevent violence against women. 19 October 2011A United Nations expert today called for a two-pronged approach to tackle the food crisis in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging the international community to step up its efforts to provide aid to the country and the Government to overcome its flaws in its food distribution system. read more

ExxonMobil Canada offers premium to buy Celtic Exploration in 31billion deal

CALGARY – U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil is looking to add more lucrative natural gas liquids to its portfolio through a proposed $3.1-billion acquisition of Calgary-based Celtic Exploration Ltd.The deal, announced Wednesday, would see Exxon’s Canadian affiliate gain control of about 221,000 hectares in the Montney formation in B.C. and Alberta and 42,000 hectares in the emerging Duvernay shale in Alberta.“This acquisition will add significant liquids-rich resources to our existing North American unconventional portfolio,” Andrew Barry, president of ExxonMobil Canada, said in a release.Celtic says the deal will be subject to review under the Investment Canada Act. That’s the same legislation under which Industry Minister Christian Paradis is reviewing China National Offshore Oil Co.’s $15.1-billion offer for Calgary-based oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) to determine whether the deal is of net benefit to Canada.The prospect of a Chinese state-owned entity controlling a Canadian resource company has become a major political flashpoint in recent weeks. Last week, Ottawa extended its review of the Nexen takeover by a month.ExxonMobil has been active in Canada since the 1940s. It owns 69 per cent of Calgary-based Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO), a major oilsands producer, refiner and fuel retailer.The Texas-based energy heavyweight made a big move into natural gas in late 2009 when it announced an eye-popping US$41-billion acquisition of U.S. natural gas giant XTO.“We’ve been doing quite a bit of growth since our agreement with XTO here in the United States several years ago. What we got with XTO was sort of the expertise and the technology,” said ExxonMobil spokesman Alan Jeffers in an interview from Irving, Texas.In recent years, ExxonMobil has snapped up acreage in other shale formations throughout North America, such as the Bakken in North Dakota and the Marcellus in the northeastern United States, Jeffers added.The properties that ExxonMobil is acquiring from Celtic produce about 72 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 4,000 barrels per day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids.In the face of prolonged low natural gas prices, producers have been targeting zones rich in natural gas liquids — an important feedstock to the petrochemical and plastics industries — that more closely track oil prices than those of ordinary dry gas.“We’ve said very consistently that our long-term view of natural gas is it’s the fastest-growing fuel source,” said Jeffers.“We’ve recently, just because of the premium on liquids, been focused on liquids, but we’re still producing gas, we’re still acquiring gas and liquids resources for development.”Several firms have also been looking to ship the gas to Asia in a more easily transportable liquid state. ExxonMobil and Imperial are in the early stages of planning such a project.Celtic CEO David Wilson said his company wasn’t actively looking to sell, but was approached by Exxon. He declined to say whether any other suitors were in the running.He said Celtic was tackling an enormous resource base on its own.“You could spend $1 billion a year for the next 30 years. A lot of capital needs to go into those properties,” Wilson said in an interview.The Exxon deal “puts a fantastic property into hands that can spend the capital and get the production on much quicker than somebody who doesn’t have their means and their access to capital.”Celtic’s (TSX:CLT) shareholders are being offered $24.50 cash per share and a half-share of a new company, dubbed Spinco.The total price of the ExxonMobil offer includes debt and spending obligations that the buyers would assume.Celtic shares surged 45 per cent or $8.17 to close at $26.29 on Wednesday.The difference between the price for Celtic shares and the ExxonMobil offer price may be at least partly attributable to the anticipated value of the Spinco shares.The value of Spinco’s assets are estimated at $2.32 per share, adding about $1.16 to the value of the cash ExxonMobil has offered for Celtic shares.In addition to the Investment Canada approval, the deal also needs the blessing of the Competition Bureau, shareholders and the court.Imperial Oil isn’t part of the deal, but is evaluating the opportunity to take on a 50 per cent stake in the future.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly referred to the value the Spinco shares added to the offer. by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2012 5:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ExxonMobil Canada offers premium to buy Celtic Exploration in $3.1-billion deal read more

Qatar takes fight with boycotting Arab bloc to trade body

Qatar takes fight with boycotting Arab bloc to trade body DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against three of the four Arab countries that are isolating it, opening up a possible new path for negotiations with its opponents.The Gulf nation said late Monday it had filed the grievance with the WTO’s dispute settlement body alleging that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are violating laws and conventions related to trade.The three countries, along with Egypt, cut diplomatic ties and severed air, land and sea links with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting extremists. Qatar denies the charge and sees the boycott as politically motivated.Qatar’s appeal to the WTO coincided with a visit to Geneva by Sheikh Ahmed binJassembin Mohammed Al Thani, the country’s minister of economy and commerce, who met with the head of the trade organization and lawyers specializing in trade disputes.It calls for the start of formal consultations with the three Gulf states and lays out specific trade violations, according to a statement released by Qatar’s government communications office. It argues the boycott hurts not only Qatar, which is the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, but also its trading partners.“This positive step taken by the State of Qatar clearly demonstratestoall member countries of the WTO the level of transparency exhibited by the State of Qatar through requesting formal and transparent dialogue andconsultations with thesiegecountries,” the statement said.Under WTO rules, the parties have 60 days to resolve their dispute through negotiations. If they fail, Qatar can request the establishment of an independent panel that could force the trio to end their boycott or face penalties.Qatar has rejected a tough 13-point list of demands from the Arab bloc, arguing that accepting them wholesale would undermine its sovereignty.Fellow Gulf state Kuwait is mediating the crisis, but it and Western-led diplomatic efforts have so far failed to secure a breakthrough. Neither side has shown any significant sign of backing down.The isolation campaign, which sealed Qatar’s only land border with Saudi Arabia, has proved costly for the 2022 World Cup host, however.Qatar Airways, one of the Mideast’s biggest long-haul airlines, has been forced to reroute flights on costly detours over friendlier airspace and is blocked from flying to key regional feeder airports such as Dubai. The boycott has dramatically driven up costs to import food, medicine and likely even building materials that Qatar needs for extensive infrastructure projects. by Adam Schreck, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 3:43 am MDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State Hback Parris Campbell questionable for game against Iowa

Junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) runs the ball downfield during the first quarter of the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell is questionable for Saturday’s game against Iowa, head coach Urban Meyer said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.Campbell was injured early in the first quarter of Saturday’s 39-38 comeback win against Penn State and did not return to action.“He got dinged on a kickoff return,” Meyer said. “He’s tough as nails, too.”Meyer was asked whether Campbell was in concussion protocol, but said he did not know.Campbell is a starting H-back and has a career-high 29 catches for 410 yards and two touchdowns this season. He is Ohio State’s primary kick returner as he has taken nine kickoffs 329 yards, including an 82-yard return against UNLV.Redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill is listed as a starting H-back as well and walk-on C.J. Saunders played Campbell’s position after the starter was injured Saturday.Campbell has also added five carries for 51 yards and a rushing touchdown.The Buckeyes will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa. read more

Coroners concern over fixie bikes after Italian aristocrat killed falling under truck

first_imgFilippo Corsini, back, is heir to a Florentine noble family Mr Corsini is survived by his parents, Duccio and Clotilde, as well as two younger sisters, but none were in court for the inquest.The Corsini family is one of Florence’s oldest, going back back to the Middle Ages with members including Pope Clemente XII, who ruled from 1730 to 1740, founding Rome’s Capitoline Museums and commissioning the Trevi fountain.The family has a wine and oil production business and also rents various properties in Tuscany as holiday homes. Filippo Corsini Mr Corsini’s bike was similar to the cycle that was being ridden by Charlie Alliston, 20, who fatally crashed into mother of two Kim Briggs, 44, on an illegal Olympics-style bike, with no front brakes, near Old Street roundabout in London.Alliston was sentenced to 18 months in jail last September after being convicted of causing bodily harm by wanton or furious driving. The scene of the fatal crash in Knightsbridge Shortly after overtaking the HGV, the cyclist then pulled in front of the lorry which was accelerating faster than Mr Corsini.The lorry hit the bike and he went over the handle bars and landed in the road before the truck ran over him, causing “catastrophic injuries”. He was treated by paramedics and an air ambulance doctor, but was pronounced dead at the scene. “The nature of the cycle could have been what made it more difficult to slow compared to if he had been on a more conventional cycle.”In her conclusion, Dr Wilcox said: “Mr Corsini was traveling westwards lane and overtook Mr Dose. As he approached him he would have been very close to him to avoid the raised kerb in the pedestrian area in the middle of the road and was in a position where he would not have been visible to Mr Dose.”She added: “Then Mr Corsini, for reasons only known to him, overtook and accelerated passed the HGV and went in front of him.”She gave the medical cause of death as multiple injuries and gave a conclusion of accidental death.She added: “There is no doubt this is an absolutely tragic death: what a waste of a young man.” The scene of the fatal crash in Knightsbridge Credit:Xposure  Pc Keen said: “He could have potentially slowed or stopped, but his ability to do that was down to the bike he was riding.”His bike had fixed gears, no front brake and in order to slow down he had to use resistance in his legs to slow down. That is the only braking mechanism.”Bikes should have two means of coming to a stop. One was the resistance through the legs and there should be and additional conventional brake on the front really for it to comply with regulations. A coroner has raised concerns about fixed-gear bikes with no front brakes, as she heard how an Italian aristocrat died after falling under the wheels of a truck.Filippo Corsini, heir to a Florentine noble family, was crushed to death by a lorry in London while riding a customised so-called “fixie” cycle that is illegal on UK roads, an inquest heard.The 21-year-old was on his way to Regent’s University, where he was studying international business, when he was knocked down by a German lorry at Scotch Corner, near Knightsbridge Tube station.Westminster Coroner’s Court heard he was hit at just before 12.40pm on October 31 last year after he had overtaken the lorry, which was being driven by German national Thomas Dose.The inquest heard Mr Corsini, who was not wearing a helmet, overtook on the offside of the left-hand drive lorry, which meant Mr Dose would not have been able to see him. He could have potentially slowed or stopped, but his ability to do that was down to the bike he was ridingPc David Keen 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. At Wednesday’s inquest into Mr Corsini’s death, senior Westminster coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox said: “I do have concerns about fixed vehicles.”She said his bike “may have contributed” to the fatal collision, but as it was already illegal to ride a “fixie” bike with no front brake, she could not write any recommendations to prevent future deaths.Serious collision investigator Pc David Keen found there were no problems with the lorry and the diver had rested appropriately before driving through London, having arrived in the UK from Holland the day before.He also told the court Mr Corsini was very close to the lorry as he overtook him, after moving closer to the vehicle to avoid the kerb.last_img read more

Inspections show 90pc of Dublins flats arent up to standard

first_imgINSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT by Dublin City Council over six months have found that over 90 per cent of the flats they inspected were unfit for habitation.The inspections were carried out under the Intensified Inspection Programme (IIP) that is funded by the Department of the Environment. A total of 2,223 inspections were carried out on 1,499 houses. Of these, 1,384 homes (over 92 per cent) did not meet the required standard.In addition to this, 1,544 improvement notices have been served to landlords, which requires them to make the necessary improvements if they wish to re-let their property.The Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 and Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 lay down the minimum standards to which accommodation must meet.These regulations cover structural condition, sanitary facilities, heating facilities, food preparation areas, storage and laundry, ventilation, lighting, fire safety, refuse facilities, and electricity and gas.The targeted inspections were all carried out in the following three areas: Cabra Park, Dublin 7 Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6 North Circular Road (from Phoenix Park to Aughrim Street)Read: Bedsits are history thanks to new regulations effective from today >last_img read more

Une étrange forme de vie retrouvée sur des météorites

first_imgUne étrange forme de vie retrouvée sur des météoritesUn scientifique de la Nasa affirme avoir découvert des traces de vie extraterrestre fossilisées dans les fragments de plusieurs météorites.La communauté scientifique est partagée entre enthousiasme et scepticisme. Et pour cause, de telles recherches sur la vie extraterrestre ne sont pas nouvelles et provoquent toujours de vifs débats.Ainsi, Richard Hoover, un scientifique de l’Agence spatiale américaine, affirme avoir la preuve qu’une vie extraterrestre existe bel et bien. C’est après l’étude de fragments de différents types de météorites (dites chondrites carbonnées) que le chercheur en est venu à cette conclusion. Il a donc publié un article le 4 mars dernier dans le Journal de cosmologie américain, accompagné de photos prises au microscope de petites créatures semblables à des vers.Richard Hoover dit avoir trouvé ce qui ressemble à des bactéries qu’il a appelées “fossiles autochtones”. Selon lui, ces dernières proviennent de l’espace et d’organismes vivants contenus dans les comètes, et non d’une contamination une fois que la météorite a frappé la Terre. Ces structures microscopiques renferment du carbone, un marqueur de la vie de type terrestre, et pratiquement pas de trace d’azote, a précisé le professeur Hoover.”La vie est partout (…) et la vie sur Terre pourrait venir d’autres planètes”, a-t-il écrit dans son article.Une découverte controversée Si les conclusions de Richard Hoover sont confirmées, l’étude marquerait une avancée majeure dans l’exobiologie et tendrait à démontrer que la vie s’est développée ailleurs dans l’Univers. Elle pourrait aussi suggérer que la vie apparue sur Terre venait d’ailleurs et qu’elle a été “transportée” par des comètes ou d’autres objets célestes. Rudy Schild, du Centre pour l’astrophysique au Harvard-Smithsonian et rédacteur en chef de la revue scientifique a précisé dans un communiqué que Richard Hoover était un “scientifique très respecté et un astrobiologiste à la réputation exemplaire à la Nasa”, avant de poursuivre : “Etant donné la nature controversée de cette découverte, nous avons convié 100 experts et convié plus de 5.000 personnes de la communauté scientifique à étudier cet article et proposer leur analyse critique”. Leurs commentaires seront publiés cette semaine.En attendant, il convient de rester prudent. Car ce n’est pas la première fois que la Nasa annonce des découvertes mirobolantes….Le 7 mars 2011 à 09:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Obama cuts sentences of 111 inmates

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cut short Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug convictions, arguing they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries.White House Counsel Neil Eggleston said the commutations underscored the president’s commitment to using his clemency authority to give deserving individuals a second chance. He said that Obama has granted a total of 673 commutations, more than the previous 10 presidents combined. More than a third of the recipients were serving life sentences.“We must remember that these are individuals — sons, daughters, parents, and in many cases, grandparents — who have taken steps toward rehabilitation and who have earned their second chance,” Eggleston said. “They are individuals who received unduly harsh sentences under outdated laws for committing largely nonviolent drug crimes.”Eggleston noted that Obama also granted commutation to 214 federal inmates earlier in the month. With Tuesday’s additions, Obama has granted the greatest number of commutations for a single month of any president.last_img read more

Street signs to be installed in three Jamaican parishes  in January 2018

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 13, 2017 – Montego Bay – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the Government will commence a street-signage programme in three parishes in January 2018, which will herald the start of a nationwide beautification and community development initiative.“We will be rolling out the project in Manchester, Westmoreland and St. Thomas, and then get the necessary funds to take the street signs right across the country,” the Minister said, as he addressed a property tax town hall meeting on November 8 in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.He said this programme will address concerns that many communities across the island are hard to identify, as there are no signs.“Some of the work of the municipal corporations, when it comes to beautification, includes identifying communities.   There are many communities in Westmoreland (that) when you drive in them, you don’t even know the name of the roads because the street signs don’t exist,” the Minister noted.The Minister said the signage programme was conceptualised based on data gathered by the 2,700 youngsters across the island who were employed by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development last summer to undertake audits of street lights and street signs.Mr. McKenzie appealed to citizens to pay their property taxes, as this is the only way the local authorities will be able to provide them with the basic services, amenities and infrastructure for modern-day living.   He reminded the audience that taxes are collected in all countries of the world, and Jamaica is no different.He said that while the Government has a responsibility to serve the nation, the citizens themselves “have to become partners with us in this mission”, adding that in excess of $16 billion is owed in arrears for property taxes island-wide.He congratulated landowners in Westmoreland, who have demonstrated an “encouraging level of compliance” over the last three years by making concerted efforts to pay the requisite taxes.   He said of the $607 million that was set as the Westmoreland target for the 2017/2018 financial year, more than $291 million has already been paid.“I find it difficult when people say they are not getting any benefit out of the taxes.   While there may be weaknesses in some of what we do, there has been significant improvement in service delivery in this country.   We are working hard to make a difference, but we can only do that if you buy into the reality that taxes are necessary in order for you to live in a decent and a clean country,” he said.last_img read more

Job cuts in austerity move by Bank of the Bahamas 30 redundancies

first_img Related Items:#bob Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, Bahamas – November 17, 2017 – Thirty jobs lost in a layoff program of the Bank of the Bahamas as the institution is striving to make it on its own within the black, profiting instead of losing.Media reports say the BOB explained the layoffs are related to closures of branches in Exuma, which will close by year end and Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, which has already shut down the office there.Though the decisions are called difficult, they are also called calculated or considered and are based on the pressure on BOB to cut costs.  Government funded bail outs for the Bank of the Bahamas are to the tune of a staggering, $300m.Interestingly, the layoffs follow a profitable quarter for the Bank’ it is said this is the first recorded profit since 2012.last_img read more

Petit Man United signed Sanchezs brother

first_imgEmmanuel Petit believes Alexis Sanchez’s performances have been totally unacceptable at Manchester United given his pay rateThe Red Devils signed Sanchez in an exchange deal from Arsenal in January with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.Sanchez signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with United that sees him earn £14m a year after tax.But the Chilean forward has since failed to deliver what was promised at United after finding the net only four times in 30 appearances.This has led to United manager Jose Mourinho dropping him at times this season with the club only eighth in the Premier League standings.Now former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Petit has called on Sanchez to take responsibility instead of hiding away.The French World Cup winner even suggested that Sanchez’s brother instead turns up to play at Old Trafford during match days.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The manager is on the bench, so you need to show pride in your own performance when you are on the field and the first one who has gone into hiding at United is Alexis Sanchez,” Petit told Goal.“He wanted to leave Arsenal because he was chasing the salary United could offer.“Now he receives so much money and in nine months what has he done? Nothing. I have not seen him. I think they signed his brother.“I understand that players believe they deserve certain financial rewards when they reach a certain level, but what we have seen from Sanchez at United has not been acceptable.”The Frenchman also added that the United squad have let Mourinho down this season.The Red Devils will host Arsenal at Old Trafford tonight in the Premier League with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

San Diegos Democrat Members of Congress respond to Mueller Statement

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The investigation of Russian Collusion is legally over. There was no collusion, and insufficient evidence to bring a case of obstruction. Yet, the Democrats in San Diego’s Congressional delegation are not convinced President Trump is clear of committing a crime.As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, our local Congressman believe President Trump is guilty of Obstructions, and they want to begin impeachment proceedings.Later in the newscast, Political Analyst and Attorney Vik Bajaj reacted to the Mueller statement. Watch his full interview by clicking here. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh, Steve Bosh Updated: 5:56 PMcenter_img May 29, 2019 Posted: May 29, 2019 San Diego’s Democrat Members of Congress respond to Mueller Statementlast_img read more

Man sues Portland restaurant over mashed potatoes

first_imgPORTLAND — A man who says he broke two teeth when he bit into some mashed potatoes is suing at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Portland.Roger Branstetter says there were bits of broken porcelain in the food in February 2012 when he cracked two molars, and he says a manager admitted that bits of a broken plate had fallen into the potatoes.Branstetter is suing the restaurant for $48,000 in Multnomah County Circuit Court.A managing partner of the Evergreen Restaurant Group that owns the franchise, Jason Bender, told The Oregonian that he couldn’t speak in detail about the case, but hadn’t heard of any other customers with a similar complaint. He says safety is very important to the restaurant.last_img read more

Judges advocates must work for quick disposal of cases Justice

first_imgHyderabad: Supreme Court Judge Justice N V Ramana asked judicial officers and advocates to work in cooperation to ensure speedy disposal of cases to keep up the faith reposed by people in the judicial system. Justice Ramana who spoke as the chief guest at a meeting after inaugurating the City Civil Courts Complex-II in Secunderabad here on Sunday said, “a culture of collective work should be put in practice in resolving people’s problems.” Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Terming advocates as the protectors of the justice system he said it is the responsibility of the advocates to see that people’s confidence and faith reposed in the judicial system is not shaken. Asking to give due respect to the senior advocates and judges, Justice Ramana said, “most among the common people come to the local courts and there is a need to give them relief by responding in reasonable time and give relief to their problems.” Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Justice J Nageswara Rao of the Supreme Court stressed that judges and advocates should dedicate themselves for strengthening of the justice system in the country. Further, he stressed that those who are working in the judicial system should continue to be a student with an urge to learning. Justice R Subhash Reddy of the Apex Court hoped that the new court complex constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 12 crore would play its role in resolving the problems of the people and asked to improve the percentage of speedy disposal of cases. Chief Justice of Telangana State High Court Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan, Chief Judge City Civil Courts C Sumalatha, judges of various courts from the city, retired judicial officers, advocates and court staff were present.last_img read more

UNHCR adopts resolution condemning human rights violation in Myanmar

first_imgRohingya Muslim refugees children queue for aid suplies at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar on Monday. Photo: AFPThe Human Rights Council, in a resolution, has condemned the alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights and abuses committed against persons belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community and other minorities in Myanmar, reports news agency UNB.The resolution on the human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim community and other minorities in the Rakhine state of Myanmar was adopted in Geneva on Tuesday by a vote of 33 in favour, three against and nine abstentions.The Council strongly condemned the alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights and abuses committed in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine state, notably against persons belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community and other minorities, including women and children.It condemned the attacks against Myanmar police and military posts carried out on 25 August 2017 and all acts of violence against the security forces, and stressed that the challenges facing Rakhine state and other areas in Myanmar could be resolved only through peaceful means.Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh took the floor to introduce the text of the resolution, according to UN office.After the adoption of the resolution, Bangladesh spoke on behalf of the Core Group of sponsors, and the United States, Egypt and Indonesia took the floor in an explanation of the vote after the vote.Shahriar Alam noted that the overwhelming support for the call to convene the special session demonstrated the international community’s grave concern about the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim population and of other minorities in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.Crimes committed against Rohingya included summary execution of adults and children, indiscriminate rape of women and girls, torture and detention, aerial firing on the fleeing population, and burning of houses and property.He said Bangladesh remained deeply concerned that Myanmar had not conducted any credible national investigation into alleged gross human rights violations.The State Minister said there was no or very limited access of the United Nations and humanitarian actors to northern Rakhine state.Bangladesh had tried to resolve the matter bilaterally for decades, without any reciprocity since 2005.He said the recent conclusion of a bilateral arrangement of return was but one component of a comprehensive long-term solution.Bangladesh bore the burden of nearly one million Myanmar nationals, out of which 626,000 had entered Bangladesh in the past three months.Only sustained international pressure on Myanmar could ensure the fulfillment of its various commitments, he said.The Council expressed grave concern at consistent allegations of widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape.It called for those allegations to be investigated for those found responsible to be held to account, and for access by victims of human rights violations, including victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence, killings and other attacks, to long-term health services and psychosocial support to be ensured.The Council requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights to track progress concerning the human rights situation of Rohingya people, and to provide oral updates, followed by an interactive dialogue, at the thirty-eighth, forty-first and forty-fourth sessions of the Human Rights Council, with a view to reaching a comprehensive solution of the crisis within three years through the full implementation of the present resolution and Council resolution 34/22.The Council also requested the High Commissioner to prepare a comprehensive written report on the situation, including on the level of cooperation and access given to the Fact-Finding Mission and other United Nations human rights mechanisms, the implementation of the present resolution, the findings and recommendations of the United Nations system on the situation of human rights of Rohingya people in Rakhine state and recommendations on a future course of action, to present the report to the Human Rights Council at its fortieth session, and to submit the report to the General Assembly for its consideration.The opening meeting of the special session heard keynote statements by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Catalina Aguilar Devandas, Chairperson of the Coordinating Committee of the Special Procedures, who also spoke on behalf of Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar; Marzuki Darusman, Chair of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, in a video statement; and Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on sexual violence in conflict; as well as statements by Myanmar and Bangladesh as the concerned countries.Before the Council adopted the resolution, it continued its general debate, in which speakers stressed that peace, stability, harmony and reconciliation among all the communities in Rakhine state must be urgently achieved.They noted that there were no easy solutions for this difficult and complex situation with roots dating back more than half a century.Many stated their support for the agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar on the return of the Rohingya to their places of origin in Rakhine state.They stressed the duty of the Government of Myanmar to provide them with all necessary security guarantees, and its responsibility to ensure that all returns were voluntary, safe, sustainable and dignified.Others expressed concern about this agreement which sought to hasten the return of Rohingya to an unsafe environment in which the commission of further atrocities remained highly likely.Before any safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees could take place, all abuses against Rohingya must cease and all perpetrators of atrocities committed since October 2016 must be held accountable, they stressed.last_img

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz To Step Down

Share Elaine Thompson/APHoward Schultz, pictured in 2017, is stepping down as executive chairman of Starbucks as of June 26.Updated at 5: 18 p.m. ETHoward Schultz announced Monday he will be stepping down as Starbucks’ chief executive chairman and member of the board of directors on June 26.“I set out to build a company that my father, a blue-collar worker and World War II veteran, never had a chance to work for,” Schultz wrote in a letter to Starbucks partners. “Together we’ve done that, and so much more, by balancing profitability and social conscience, compassion and rigor, and love and responsibility.”Upon his retirement he’ll carry the title of chairman emeritus, but the announcement has fueled speculation that Schultz may be considering a move into politics.Schultz became director of operations and marketing for Starbucks in 1982, and later led a group of investors in buying the company.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. read more

John Carmack coded Quake on a 28inch 169 1080p monitor in 1995

first_imgThe image you see above is a classic shot of John Carmack hard at work programming some integral part of the now legendary game Quake.Most people look at the picture and just see a very focused, famous coder. But look more closely and you realize that display he’s staring at is absolutely huge. Then you realize this is 1995 when LCD monitors are still in their infancy for desktop displays and any flat screen is both small and costs a small fortune.The display Carmack is working with is a very different beast, and by beast we mean this display was absolutely huge. It’s a Silicon Graphics/Integraph InterView 28hd96 color monitor. It’s basically a 28-inch CRT that weighed a back-breaking 45kg (99.5lb). Its dimensions were 49.5 x 69.9 x 62cm and its typical power consumption was 180 watts!So this is just a TV being used as a monitor? No, the 28hd96 was a proper computer monitor that had a few qualities making it very desirable to Carmack. Top of the list was the fact it could handle 1920 x 1080 resolutions, meaning whatever Carmack had under the desk in terms of computing power was probably working flat out to serve such a high resolution image back in ’95.The actual display size was only 25.9 inches, and the brightness maxed out at 100cd/m2. But even so, this monitor would have been the envy of many a programmer (and gamer) back then. The screen real estate must have seemed very excessive to most computer users at the time.I wonder what Carmack uses now? Whatever it is, he could probably have several of them hooked up to a machine each running at 1920 x 1080 and still come nowhere near close to drawing 180 watts.Read more about the display at CEU-Inc.com and thanks to Fabien Sanglard for highlighting it.last_img read more

Former Bengal leader of opposition dead

first_imgKolkata: Former Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and a founding member of the Trinamool Congress, Pankaj Banerjee, passed away late on Friday. Banerjee, 71, a three-time legislator, is survived by his wife and daughter. A product of the student movement, Banerjee joined the Congress in the 1960s, and won his first election from the Tollygunge constituency in South Kolkata in 1972. A marine engineer by profession, he later won from the same constituency in 1996 on a Congress ticket, and in 2001 as a candidate of the Trinamool Congress. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life With the Trinamool emerging as the largest opposition party in 2001, Banerjee became the leader of the opposition, and served in that capacity till 2006. However, he surprisingly announced his retirement from politics in 2006, in the run up to the assembly polls, citing poor health. But many still believe that Banerjee had called it quits over some differences with party supremo Mamata Banerjee. The leader’s death, however, saw a high drama. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter a private hospital announced his death, and his ‘body’ was brought home, a family doctor examined him and claimed that his heart was beating. By then, the Chief Minister had twitted a condolence message expressing her shock over Banerjee’s demise. The tweet was soon erased and Banerjee was rushed to another private hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Later, the AMRI Hospital, where Banerjee was first taken, claimed that its doctors “were under no confusion over his demise” as two ECG graphs – the first one conducted on him in the ambulance on way to the hospital – had shown flat line,” indicating “that he expired even before he had reached the hospital”. “Since protocol demanded that if admitted, Banerjee’s body had to undergo a post-mortem examination, accompanying family and friends decided to take the body back to his residence,” the hospital said in a statement.last_img read more

Scientists Store Retrieve Digital Photos In Tiny Molecules Used For Metabolism

first_imgClose Loading huge amounts of data in small spaces isn’t new, but scientists want to get much smaller than compact thumb drives with molecular data storage.Previous research has shown that DNA molecules can be used as engineered data storage devices. Now, researchers from Brown University are proving that smaller, simpler molecules such as metabolites can also be used for this purpose.Findings of a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE reveal that it’s possible to encode and retrieve kilobyte-scale image files in artificial metabolomes solutions containing sugars, amino acids, and other small molecules. Ivory Practical Data Storage Bag,Science Molecules Motif Chemical Bonds Circul… Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Related Products DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon All Science Decor Practical Data Storage Bag,Atom Model with Colorful Circle…center_img ENDS IN “This is a proof-of-concept that we hope makes people think about using wider ranges of molecules to store information,” said study author and Brown’s School of Engineering professor Jacob Rosenstein in a statement. “In some situations, small molecules like the ones we used here can have even greater information density than DNA.”Tiny Metabolites Successfully Used For Data StorageFor the study, the authors wanted to find out whether data storage is possible with an artificial metabolome, which is known in biology as a complete set of molecules used in the regulation of metabolism.To accomplish this, they put together artificial metabolomes using different liquid mixtures of molecules. The presence or absence of a specific metabolite in a mixture encodes a single bit of digital data (a zero or a one), while the number of molecule types in the metabolome determines how many bits it can hold. For their experiments, the research team created mixtures of six and 12 metabolites, so each metabolome could contain six or 12 bits.Thousands of these mixtures were put together on small metal plates in the form of nanoliter-sized droplets, which held and were arranged to encode the data. Afterward, the plates were dried, each one showing miniscule spots metabolite molecules that each contain digital information. A mass spectrometer is used to read the data.With this technique, the study authors were able to encode and retrieve various image files up to 2 kilobytes.The Future Of Molecular Data StorageRosenstein explained that one of the advantages of metabolites is that they react to each other to form new compounds. This opens up the possibility of not only data storage, but also of data manipulation and computations within metabolite mixtures.As the data produced by the world grows and grows, the need for data storage capacity also increases exponentially. Eventually, scientists predict that the Earth may not have enough chip-grade silicon for semiconductor chips to store all the data being produced. New information systems are critical in the future-the smaller, the better.”Using molecules for computation is a tremendous opportunity, and we are only starting to figure out how to take advantage of it,” said study coauthor and Brown assistant professor of chemistry Brenda Rubenstein. TAG Molecules, Data Storage, Data Abstract Practical Data Storage Bag,Funky Molecule Like Figures with … Bestseller ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches ENDS IN Bestseller Bestsellerlast_img read more