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Congress leaders take out rally, held in Gujarat

first_imgMore than 250 Congress leaders, including legislators, were detained on Tuesday when they held a sit-in and tried to take out a march towards the Assembly to press their demand of loan waiver. The Congress held a farmers’ rally in the State capital on the first day of two-day Assembly session.State Congress president Amit Chavda and Gujarat Congress in-charge Rajiv Satav who led the farmers’ rally were detained outside the secretariat complex when they tried to enter the complex towards the Assembly.The opposition party workers and farmers were engaged in scuffle with policemen in which two policemen and as many Congress workers received minor injuries.The police tried to prevent their march stating that permission was not granted by the administration to hold the rally.The Opposition party has been mounting pressure on the State government to waive ₹ 65,000 crore farm loans in order to help thousands of farmers who are distressed due to poor monsoon and lower prices.Meanwhile, ruling BJP leaders hit out at the opposition party for their attempt to disturb the law and order situation. Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani said the Congress had never cared for farmers when it was in power for decades.“Instead of asking the BJP government to waive debts, the Congress should talk about what it did for farmers when it was in power,” Mr. Vaghani said.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: Dushyant bags maiden Games medal for India in rowing

first_imgGood news came in from the sport of rowing on Friday as India’s Dushyant Chauhan bagged the bronze medal in the men’s Lightweight Single Sculls at the Jakabaring Rowing and Canoeing center in Jakarta.Dushyant finished third with a time of 7:18.76 to clinch the first medal for India on Day 6. This is also the first medal for the country in rowing at the Games.Korea’s Hyunsu Park won the gold medal with a time of 7:12.86 while Hong Kong’s Chun Gun Chiu pipped Dushyant in the final 500m to clinch the silver medal.Dushyant was placed second in the first 500m and 1000m but fell behind in the final leg of the race but nonetheless made India proud by winning a medal in one of the toughest sports in the world.This is Dushyant’s best performance in the sport for the country. His previous international medals for India were silver and a bronze in Italian Regatta Championships in 2014.India now have 19 medals in total – 4 gold, 4 silver, 11 bronze – and is placed 10th on the medals tally. India had added three medals on day 5.last_img read more

Virat Kohli wishes Team India good luck ahead of Asia Cup 2018

first_imgVirat Kohli on Tuesday took to Twitter to wish the Indian cricket team good luck ahead of their first match of the Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.Defending champions India open their Asia Cup campaign against Hong Kong on Tuesday in Dubai. The Rohit Sharma-led side will then taken on Pakistan in their second match of the tournament on Wednesday.Kohli has been rested for the Asia Cup after a hectic tour of England where he aggravated his back problem during the Test series.READ – Favourites India eye easy win against Hong KongKohli was one of the brightest lights in an otherwise gloomy Test series against England, scoring 593 runs at an average of 59.3 in five matches including two centuries.It is not the first time that Kohli has been rested. He was earlier this year rested for the Nidahas Trophy which India won.READ – India a better side even without Virat Kohli, says Sourav Ganguly”Here’s wishing Team India a super series at the Asia Cup,” Kohli posted on Twitter.Here’s wishing Team India a super series at the Asia Cup. #Meninblue #AsiaCup2018 @BCCIVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 18, 2018In the searing Dubai heat, where the mercury has risen up to 43 degree Celsius, the primary aim for India would be to get their combination right before the big game.Hong Kong lost their opener against Pakistan by eight wickets in a thoroughly one sided showdown where they could manage only 116 runs.READ – Kohli’s absence big relief for Pakistan bowlers: Misbah-ul-HaqadvertisementUnless a miracle happens, there won’t be a remarkable improvement in their performance against an Indian team that boasts of the likes of Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav in batting along with Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in bowling.Greats like Wasim Akram and Sanjay Manjrekar believe Kohli’s absence will give other teams especially Pakistan a psychological edge during the Asia Cup while Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh feel India remain the favourites in the tournament.last_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-back

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Van Dijk world’s best centre-backby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back in world football.The Dutchman recently finished second behind Lionel Messi in the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Season award.Despite making a crucial mistake in the loss to Napoli two weeks ago, Klopp still has faith in his defensive stalwart.”Yep, I think so. I’m really happy with all my other defenders but yeah, he is the best at the moment,” Klopp said on Tuesday when asked if he felt Van Dijk was the best in the world.”We conceded in Napoli… which country are you from? Italy? I thought so… I still think it was not a penalty!”Napoli have to come to Liverpool, so it’s not decided yet, but we lost the game, that’s a fact as well and we have to start winning.”We don’t even have a little bit of a feeling that this game tomorrow is half done. It’s not. They will surprise a lot of people. But if there is anybody in the world who knows most about how they do what they do, it’s me.”I have a pretty good side as well and we want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are that tomorrow it’s not easy for Salzburg.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Priyanka posts video of woman being panned by policeman while filing eveteasing

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them. She posted the video in which a woman is narrating that she was eve teased by a group of men and her brother was beaten up for protesting their remarks. In response, the police official asks the woman about her attire and bangles and locket worn by married women. He also pulls up her family. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “A girl who has gone to file a report of eve teasing is being treated in this manner at a police station. On one hand crimes against women are not going down in Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand protectors of law are behaving in this manner,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted. The first step towards getting justice for women is listening to them, she said. Priyanka Gandhi has been attacking the Yogi Adityanath government over alleged rise in crimes against women in the state, demanding action against those breaking the law.last_img read more

CP Rail union will call for talks to resume if contract rejected

first_imgMONTREAL – The union representing Canadian Pacific Railway train operators says it will immediately ask for negotiations to resume once the company’s three-year contract offer is rejected by members Friday afternoon.Teamsters Canada spokesman Christopher Monette says results are expected to be known soon after voting closes Friday at noon.Voting was extended by two days due to a glitch in union members getting pin numbers to vote.Monette says the union expects CP’s offer will be soundly rejected since the negotiating committee recommended that action.Federal Employment Minister Patty Hajdu last month ordered that the company’s offer be presented directly to union members in a vote administered by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.The move ended mediated talks between the railway and two unions: the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents signal workers.Monette says the union armed with a rejection from its members will try to negotiate a deal without resorting to a strike, but would give 72 hours notice if they proceed with a strike.“We want to give CP every reasonable opportunity to address some of the issues that we have been raising,” he says in an interview.He says avoiding a work stoppage will depend on if the company would then start negotiating seriously.The Calgary-based railway has offered two per cent annual wage increases and $1,000 to each member to drop a series of filed grievances.The union rejects the financial offer and is unhappy that fatigue of its members wasn’t addressed by the company.The Teamsters, which represents 3,000 CP locomotive engineers and conductors, has gone on strike twice since 2012.CP Rail spokesman Jeremy Berry says the company encourages the unionized employees to understand the issues “so they can make the best decision for themselves and their families and to cast a ballot in the confidential, electronic vote.”Steve Martin, senior general chairman of the IBEW, didn’t respond to a request for comment.Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

Radiological emergency mock drill to be held at NRS and South City

first_imgKolkata: A radiological emergency mock drill will be conducted at two different places in the city on Thursday and Friday to ascertain the preparedness based on the detection, protection and decontamination of radioactive consignments in case of any incident during the movement of hazardous materials.The first mock drill will be carried out at the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. The process would be conducted for two hours from 2 pm to 4 pm at the radiotherapy department of the hospital. Another mock drill will be undertaken at the South City Mall from 7 am to 9 am on Friday. A press statement issued by the state government says that people should not get panicked as the mock drill is meant to check the preparedness of various agencies and the departments. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence is organising a mock drill on radiation emergency in collaboration with NDRF, disaster management group of both the city police and Bengal police, Civil Defence and Fire and Emergency Department. Various other agencies and departments such as Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Fire and Emergency Services, State Health department and search and rescue team and observers from concerned agencies are extending their support for making the mock drills a success. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOne of the main objectives of the exercise is to reinforce the efficiency of the contingency plan of the hospital and the shopping mall and familiarisation of roles and responsibilities of the other stakeholders during any emergency situations. It was learnt from the NRS hospital sources, a scenario might be enacted for this drill both at the hospital and the shopping mall where there is always a possibility of radioactive consignment getting exposed to fire. The mock drill will be conducted at critical zones to address any possible crisis situation. A senior official from the NRS Medical College and Hospital said: “The state government has decided our hospital as the venue for conducting mock drill. We have made necessary arrangements at the radiotherapy department where the mock drill will be done.”last_img read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State ranked 21st in preseason AVCA Coaches Poll

OSU junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) takes a swing past Nittany Lion blockers during a game against Penn State on Nov. 12. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team will enter the 2017 season ranked as the No. 21 team following the release of the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll Wednesday.A season ago, the Buckeyes’ season ended in the NCAA regional semifinals to then-No. 3 Wisconsin — ranked No. 7 in the 2017 preseason poll — in five sets. They finished the season 22-13 overall and 10-10 in conference play.The Big Ten was the most represented conference, placing eight teams in the Top 25 including the aforementioned Ohio State and Wisconsin, as well as No. 4 Minnesota, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 6 Penn State, No. 16 Michigan, No. 17 Michigan State and No. 25 Purdue.Ohio State will play Minnesota, Michigan and Purdue twice each, while matching up against each of the other five teams only once during the season. The team will also play host to five ranked teams during the season.Coach Geoff Carlston will return several of the team’s regulars from last season, including senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and junior setter Taylor Hughes who were two of only three players to start in all 35 games and play in all 132 sets. Seven other players will come back for another year with the team. There is one transfer (junior middle blocker Jasmine Koonts) and five incoming freshmen joining the 2017 squad.The first matchup for the team will be on Aug. 25 at noon against University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. read more

Asus announces droolworthy 315inch 4K monitor

first_imgAs smartphones upgrade to 1080p screens, tablets jump to 2560×1600, and televisions move to 4K “Ultra HD”, what happens to the lowly computer monitor? Asus is answering that question with a new line of 4K monitors at Computex next week.It may be a little while before you can afford a 4K television in your home, even though the price for these screen has seen a steady decrease since they were first revealed (with a new low of $1400 for the Seiki). While television manufacturers try to find a way to convince the buying public that their 1080p television isn’t HD enough for their needs, many in the desktop crowd moved beyond that resolution years ago.High-end desktops have offered higher resolutions than televisions for quite a while now, and Asus is going to help take that one step further with two new 4K monitors. The company isn’t talking about price yet, but the 31.5-inch and 39-inch models are clearly aimed at professional users.As “True 4K UHD” monitors, Asus is offering 3840×2160 resolution IGZO displays that are VESA mountable and 35mm at their thickest point. These 16:9 displays claim a 176-degree viewing angle and 8ms response time. The monitors support DisplayPort as well as dual HDMI for picture in picture support. Asus claims that the 10-bit RGB support offers more natural looking, smoother transitions than many of the 4K televisions being offered today.Asus is unlikely to be the only company at Computex with something great in the 4K department, which is terrific for the adoption rate of this technology. As more companies take this market more seriously, and start releasing products that fit in more reasonable price and size ranges, 4K usage will grow rapidly.last_img read more

Suspects in fatal shooting of Vancouver teen allegedly tried to rob him

first_imgShawn Scott Jr. A Vancouver teenager who was fatally shot in Portland’s Holladay Park last week was being robbed at gunpoint for his belt by at least two other teens, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.Kole Tabian Jones, 18, of Gresham, Ore., was arraigned Monday in Multnomah County in the alleged robbery and shooting of 17-year-old Shawn Scott Jr. He is charged with murder and first-degree robbery in the April 11 incident near Lloyd Center. A second teen, Malique Kinnerly-Hicks, 17, of North Portland was also arraigned Monday on first-degree robbery.Both remain in custody, court records show.According to the affidavit filed in Kinnerly-Hicks’ case, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau watched surveillance video from the day of the shooting taken from a nearby business. The footage shows a group of people, including Kinnerly-Hicks approaching Scott in the park.One of the people with Kinnerly-Hicks pulled out a gun and pointed it at Scott’s belt, the affidavit said.“Malique was present and puffed up, trying to intimidate the victim,” the court document states.Police say Jones fired the weapon and that Scott, who was a junior at Union High School, died of a single gunshot wound.Kinnerly-Hicks allegedly told detectives he planned to rob Scott of his belt, according to the affidavit.Portland Police Bureau Sgt. Pete Simpson previously told The Columbian that Scott did not know Jones or Kinnerly-Hicks.Jones was arrested Thursday after being stopped by Gresham, Ore., police in the area of 165th Avenue and East Burnside Street in Portland. Police said he was driving a stolen car. During their investigation, homicide detectives developed probable cause for Jones’ arrest in the shooting, police said.Kinnerly-Hicks was arrested Friday afternoon near 164th Avenue and East Burnside Street in Portland. He was booked into the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.Jones will have a preliminary hearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court on April 25. Kinnerly-Hicks is scheduled to be back in court April 24, court records show.last_img read more

Jorginho and his mothers role

first_imgThe Chelsea midfielder had the chance to go to Manchester City in the summer, but his mother helped him decideBrazilian midfielder Jorginho played with Napoli from 2014 to the summer of last year.And before leaving the Italian Lega Serie A club, the player had the chance to sign for either Chelsea or Manchester City in the English Premier League.But at the end, he decided for Chelsea, thanks to his mother.“A lot of things happen and then, of course, it comes down to preferences,” he was quoted by The Independent.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’m really happy with my choice to be here at Chelsea…what’s happened has happened and I’m happy to be there now.”“My mum was a big influence in me coming here. Every decision, I speak to my mum and this one was the same. My mum has always been by my side for every decision I take,” he added.“I think it is easier for me because I know how he works and I know what he wants from me on the pitch. It has made me coming here easier.”“I think he has already changed a lot. You can see that on the pitch, we’ve improved but there is still room for improvement. We need to keep going, keep improving but keep our feet on the ground and who knows, hopefully, we’ll be able to win something.”last_img read more

Radar station capable Govt to investigate what went wrong

first_img Related Items:donhue gardiner, illegal haitians, radar PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 108 Haitians intercepted thanks to radar Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Feb 2015 – It is not that the radar is broken.“Well the radar is actually operating well, there is no mechanical difficulties that we are aware of with the facility.” It is not that the radar could not detect the vessel.“No, this is an area that is actually within the scope so there is no reason why the radar station should not have picked it up.”It is not that there was not someone on duty; it’s an round the clock job.“There are personnel there 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”But for the first time, that media is aware, the coastal radar did not cause an interception at sea and the Minister said there will be an investigation into why.“And that is why it is important for us to now conduct, behind the scenes, whatever investigation that we would need to do in order to determine what happened and how it could have happened. As I’ve said, the radar station has enjoyed a very stellar record since its implementation.”Already speculation about human shortcomings are being tossed about but Minister of Border Control and Labour, Hon Donhue Gardiner yesterday avoided delving too deeply into that line of questioning as he admitted the country’s first illegal landing of a Haitian sloop in recent times; at least on record. It is believed 40 illegals were on the boat which made it to the Five Cays Beach around 2am February 17; a manhunt is on for the at large migrants, all believed to be from Haiti. Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultationslast_img read more

Tesoro Savage brass in town for meetings

first_imgSeveral top officials of the two companies hoping to build an oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver are in town this week for private meetings with key business and government leaders, as well as project partners.No public events with the executives are scheduled, said Jennifer Minx, Tesoro Corp.’s senior manager of corporate communications.The visting Tesoro executives are Keith Casey, senior vice president, and Brian Sullivan, vice president of corporate affairs. Nathan Savage, a senior vice president of Utah-based Savage Companies, is also in town, according to an email invitation to a closed business meeting that was circulated last week by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.That closed meeting of about 40 stakeholders, elected officials and business leaders is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Heathman Lodge, immediately following an unrelated luncheon hosted by the Columbia River Economic Development Council.Though the oil terminal wasn’t on Monday’s Vancouver City Council agenda, several dozen citizens attended the meeting to talk about the proposal during a public comment period. Last week, a majority of council members said they oppose the terminal. Opponents also said they would turn out for Tuesday’s meeting of the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners at 9:30 a.m. at the port’s office, 3103 N.W. Lower River Road in Vancouver.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of April 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, April 8, 2018:Legal Notice — Planning Board — Public Hearing For Special Town Meeting ArticlesLegal Notice — Land Court — Order of NoticeLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Revere AvenueLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Hathaway RoadLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale — Mill Road(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of April 15, 2018)In “Government”last_img read more

Egypts Mohamed Morsi dies during court trial Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests

first_img Close 2,500-year-old mummy found inside empty coffin IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:49Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Mohammed Morsi behind bars during his trial in Cairo, June 16, 2015AFPMohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected President of Egypt, collapsed and died while attending trial on espionage charges at a Cairo court. A Public prosecutor said the 67-year-old collapsed in a defendants’ cage and was pronounced dead at 4:50 pm local time on Monday. The medical report showed no recent injuries on his body, he prosecutor said.Morsi was ousted by a military coup by Egypt’s current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following mass protests in June 2013. He served as Egypt’s president for a year after the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 propelled the end of the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.According to Al-Ahram newspaper, Egyptian prosecutors charged Morsi with various crimes including espionage for foreign military groups, leaking classified documents to Qatar, escaping from prison during the country’s 2011 revolution and inciting his supporters to kill protesters opposed to his rule during his time in office.Prosecutors had also sought the death penalty, a move that was denounced by human rights group Amnesty International as a “charade based on null and void procedures.” The death sentence was overturned in November 2016 and a retrial was ordered.Amnesty has called for a “thorough and impartial investigation” into Morsi’s death. “The Egyptian authorities must immediately order an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as his detention conditions and his ability to access medical care,” the rights organisation said. Abdel-Fattah al-SisiGetty ImagesMorsi’s lawyer said his health had been poor in jail as he was known to suffer from a history of health issues including diabetes, liver and kidney disease. “We had put in several requests for treatment, some were accepted and others were not,” the lawyer, Abdel-Menem Abdel-Maqsood, told Reuters.The Human Rights Watch called Morsi’s death “terrible” but “entirely predictable”, and pointed fingers at the government’s “failure to allow him adequate medical care.”Muslim Brotherhood reactsIn a statement to Al Jazeera, the group said: “The government of Egypt today bears responsibility for his death, given their failure to provide him with adequate medical care or basic prisoner rights.”Sunni Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood described Morsi’s death as a “full-fledged murder”. The now-banned Sunni Islamist organization called for masses to gather at the funeral of Morsi, a former leader of outfit.  The former president’s son, Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, told Reuters that the authorities have refused to allow Morsi’s body to be laid to rest in the family burial grounds in his native Nile Delta province of Sharqiya.”We know nothing about him and no one is in touch with us, and we don’t know if we are going to wash him or say a prayer to him or not,” he said, reported Reuters.last_img read more

New immigration measures forthcoming White House

first_imgUS President Donald Trump was expected to unveil new measures on immigration as early as Monday in the name of keeping Americans safe, with a top aide insisting he did not overstep his authority with his controversial travel ban.With the ban now frozen by a federal appeals court pending further legal review, Trump is “considering and pursuing all options,” presidential aide Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday.”The White House could either file an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, defend the merits of the order in lower courts or issue a new executive order. The last option was floated by Trump himself on Friday.”We are contemplating new and additional actions to ensure that immigration is not a vehicle for admitting people into our country that are hostile to its nation and its values,” Miller said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.””There’s no such thing as judicial supremacy. What the judges did is take power away that belongs squarely in the hands of the president of the United States.”The issue is sure to come up when Trump meets Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said after the Republican leader issued his ban that America’s northern neighbor welcomes with open arms “those fleeing persecution, terror and war.”While the fate of Trump’s restrictions on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries plays out in the courts, a separate executive order prioritizing the deportation of undocumented migrants paved the way for the arrest of hundreds of people, many of them Latinos, this past week.As thousands of Mexicans protested Sunday against Trump’s vow to make the country pay for his “big, beautiful border wall,” the White House confirmed the president’s plans to weigh new action to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants.”As a result of the president’s order, greatly expanded and more vigorous immigration enforcement activities are taking place,” Miller said of the deportation decree.Earlier, Trump tweeted: “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!”Over the past week, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency rounded up undocumented individuals living in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other cities in what it called “routine” operations.- Robust -But Miller indicated Sunday that the raids were made more robust under Trump’s January 25 executive order prioritizing deportation of undocumented individuals convicted of or “charged with any criminal offense,” including misdemeanors.”It is true that Operation Cross Check is something that happens every year. But this year we have taken new and greater steps to remove criminal aliens from our communities,” Miller said.The large-scale raids began in 2011 under then president Barack Obama.Many Democrats have called on the government to act in moderation, fearful that people without a criminal record will find themselves swept up.The case of a mother in Phoenix, Arizona who was expelled to Mexico on Thursday crystallized such worries, even among some Republicans.”There is a lot of worry here in Arizona by those who… are illegally here but they have not committed aggravated felonies,” said Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, adding that the only hope for permanent change lies in major Congressional reform.- New actions -Miller insisted in interviews Sunday that the president has the power to keep some people from entering the country.The order that Trump issued abruptly in late January aimed to halt resettlement of all refugees for 120 days and that of Syrian refugees indefinitely.It also barred for 90 days the entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries.The ban was supposed to be in place while the government comes up with a new system of so-called “extreme vetting” of people seeking entry visas.This could include checks on their social media accounts, according to John Kelly, the secretary of homeland security.But a federal judge in Seattle issued a stay against the order on February 3. A three-judge appeals panel in San Francisco then voted unanimously against reinstating Trump’s ban.The idea of the White House issuing a modified immigration order that would survive scrutiny in the courts does not convince Democrats, who from the outset have charged that Trump’s decree is simply anti-Muslim and plays into the hands of extremists.”It will be used as a recruitment (tool) for terrorist organizations. It will put Americans at greater risk traveling abroad,” said Democratic Senator Ben Cardin.last_img read more

Officials Encourage To Buy Supplies During Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday

first_imgPhoto provided by Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency ManagementThe Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, which ends at midnight on Monday, April 30.The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, which ends at midnight on Monday, April 30.According to county officials, there is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate.“As we continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, this emergency supplies tax holiday is a reminder to stock up on items needed to be ready for the upcoming hurricane season,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett noted in a news release.Portable generators, emergency ladders, axes, fire extinguishers and first aid kits are some of the products that qualify for the savings.For a complete list, click on this link.#Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is happening this weekend. What does this mean for you and your family? No tax on certain emergency preparedness supplies. ✅ First aid kits✅ Fuel containers✅ Radios✅ BatteriesFind out more. https://t.co/NlgWl7nFwd pic.twitter.com/eXsRReKRhr— Houston Health Dept (@HoustonHealth) April 24, 2018 Share 🔋🔦 LAST DAY IS TODAY!! Hurricane Season starts June 1st, take advantage of the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday and purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax-free. pic.twitter.com/PPqHOdhtGM— FEMA Region 6 (@FEMARegion6) April 30, 2018last_img read more

Queens Bohemian Rhapsody Becomes Oldest Music Video to Get a Billion YouTube

first_img“Easy come, easy go” — that’s a phrase that has never applied to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of the most enduring recordings of the 20th century. The Queen classic just set a record by becoming the first music video released in the 1970s, or any time prior to the ’90s, to cross the billion-views mark on YouTube.To commemorate the milestone, the two remaining original members of the group, Brian May and Roger Taylor, have teamed up with Universal Music and YouTube/Google for some fresh iterations of the 44-year-old single and video. One is a newly digitally remastered version of the original clip, which premiered on “Top of the Pops” in England in November 1975. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “We are honoured that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has just hit one billion views on YouTube,” Brian May and Roger Taylor said as part of the announcement. “We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we’ll see you on the road somewhere.” (Queen + Adam Lambert are on a long world tour that just included stops at the Forum in L.A.)Dancers are being asked to submit their interpretations of “Don’t Stop Me Now” after watching an instructional video from Polly Bennett (who served as Rami Malek’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” movement coach). Visual artists get to offer any kind of take on lyrics or even individual words from “A Kind of Magic.” Singers and musicians aren’t being left out — the request directed at them is to reinterpret (surprise) “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The three videos resulting from this campaign will be release later in the year, according to YouTube. Popular on Variety That vintage video polish job is being supplemented by the promise of three new “user-generated” videos to be made for three different Queen tracks, to be collated from submissions at the YouAreTheChampions.com website.last_img read more

Halo World Championship starting in December

first_imgThe Halo World Championship is happening this December. Having partnered with MLG, ESL and Gfinity, this event is set to be the biggest Halo eSports competition out there and is centered around Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer mode. Microsoft has just released new details about the HaloWC including when the tournament will take place, the crowd-fund assisted prizepool, and more.The original prize pool of $1 million has grown thanks to the Halo community who has crowdfunded it via the Requisition System in Halo 5: Guardians. Due to their efforts, the prize pool is now $1.7 million and is said to be growing daily.The HaloWC will consist of online and in-person live events that will take place across the world. Countries and regions include: the USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. The tournament is open to anyone who wants to register, both professional and non-professional players alike.The championships will be livestreamed on the Halo and Xbox TwitchTV channels. Below are the dates for some of the key events:December 6, 2015: Online Ladders BeginDecember 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016: Online Qualifiers and Regional In-Person Live EventsJanuary 23, 2016 to February 21, 2016: Regional Finals across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia/Australia/New ZealandMarch 1, 2016 to March 20, 2016: Halo World Championship Prelims and FinalsFor more information, please visit Halo.gg.last_img read more