first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ It was still a great run for Parcia and Depedro, who scored a 21-18, 15-21, 15-9 win over NU Boysen 1’s James Buytrago and Pol Salvador to arrange a finals duel with Abdilla and Lopez, who overcame an energy-zapping opening set to dispose Visayas 1’s Jade Becaldo and Kevin Juban, 35-33, 21-17.Buytrago and Salvador completed their first-ever podium finish after besting Becaldo and Juban, 21-18, 21-19.In the quarterfinals, Tan and Rodriguez bested PetroGazz’s Jonah Sabete and Melanie Torres, 21-17, 21-17, the Doromal’s rallied from a set down to beat Air Force 2’s Angel Antipuesto and Mikaela Andres, 18-21, 21-16, 15-13. Pantino and Cabalza dominated Cebu’s Therese Ramas and Krizia Talacero, 21-9, 21-8, while Lizares and Señas outlasted LNMB-Tanjay’s Natsu Kilamura and Katrina Epa, 23-25, 21-12, 15-9.The men’s quarterfinals action saw Parcia and Depedro turn back the Cebu-Russian pair of Amil Pacinio and Mike Shavrak, 21-16, 21-16, Abdilla and Lopez down Bacolod’s Nonoy and Inaudito, 21-12, 21-18, Buytrago and Salvador stun Visayas 2’s Fort Libres and Raphy Abanto, 21-17, 21-14, while Becaldo and Juban needed three sets to subdue AboitizLand’s Krung Arbasto and Jason Uy, 20-22, 21-14, 15-13.A BVR Sandroots clinic was held in coordination with Cebu Provincial Sports Commission, with coaches Jason Gabales, a Santa Fe native, and Grace Antigua leading the program.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Honoring rivalries: Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Perlas’ Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez topped NU-Boysen’s Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal to win the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Santa Fe Open Sunday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPerlas’ Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez bested NU-Boysen’s Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal, 21-18, 21-16, to rule the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Santa Fe Open Sunday in Cebu.It was Tan and Rodriguez’s second consecutive championship, winning all five matches in the beach volleyball circuit’s third visit to Cebu province.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tan and Rodriguez were first challenged in the semifinals, rallying from a set down to beat Air Force 1’s May Ann Pantino and Jozza Cabalza, 14-21, 21-18, 15-12, while the Doromal sisters topped Bacolod’s Bianca Lizares and Margie Señas, 24-22, 21-19, in the other pairing.Pantino and Cabalza settled for third place after prevailing over Lizares and Señas, 21-15, 21-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSharing the spotlight were Air Force-AboitizLand’s Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez, who overcame a first set loss and rallied from a 4-8 deficit in the third set to nip University of St. La Salle-Bacolod’s Harold Parcia and Neil Depedro, 11-21, 21-16, 15-13, and emerge as men’s champions for a third consecutive time.The triumph was a fitting send-off for Abdilla and Lopez, who also ruled the December Open in Manila late last year and the Puerto Galera leg two weeks ago, as the Air Force standouts will now fully concentrate on the national indoor volleyball team preparing for this year’s Southeast Asian Games. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

first_imgThe Chhattisgarh Health Department has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates to apply for the post of Medical Officer. The candidates may apply to the posts in a prescribed format on or before May 15.Vacancy details:Total posts: 616Name of the post:Medical OfficerEligibility criteria:Educational qualification:The candidates should possess MBBS with post graduate degree or diploma from colleges certified under Medical Council of India (MCI). For more details on educational qualification please check the notification.Age limit: The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 35 years as on January 1. However, there is an age relaxation for the reserved category candidates as per government rules.Pay scale:The candidates should be given a pay band of Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 with an additional grade pay of Rs 5,400 per month.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic qualifications followed by an interview.How to apply:The candidates may apply online in the prescribed format through the official website of Chhattisgarh Health Department, date:The last date for the submission of an online application is May 15.Read: Want to work in AIIMS? Apply before May 31.Read: Wish to work as an Engineer? Apply at UPSSSC Lucknow for 478 posts.Click here to get latest updates on government jobs in India.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United survived a fraught finale, featuring an ugly brawl and a red card for each side, to draw 1-1 at home to Celta Vigo and reach the Europa League final on Thursday.United, who won 2-1 on aggregate, will face Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm on May 24 after the Dutch side overcame Olympique Lyonnais 5-4 on aggregate after a 3-1 defeat in Lyon.United will play in their first Europa League final and their first European showpiece match since losing in the 2011 Champions League. They also never reached the UEFA Cup final.Leading 1-0 from the first leg of the semi-final in Spain, United thought they had killed off the tie when Marouane Fellaini headed them in front after 17 minutes.United sat back and allowed Celta to dominate possession but looked comfortable until Facundo Roncaglia headed the visitors level in the 85th minute, meaning another goal for the Spaniards could have put them through on away goals.Tempers flared shortly afterwards when United’s Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly lashed out at John Guidetti, who fell to the ground, before Argentina international Roncaglia got involved. Roncaglia and Bailly were sent off.Guidetti had a chance to win the tie for Celta with the last kick of the game but failed to control the ball six metres from goal.BEST TEAM”We were the best team in the first leg but we never kill, we never score goals related to the chances we have. It was an open game at home, all the pressure on our side,” said United coach Jose Mourinho.advertisement”We suffered until the end… After 14 matches we are in the final. If we win the Europa League I am more than happy. It would be amazing.”Mourinho, who has targeted a Europa League triumph as a way for United to qualify for next season’s Champions League, described Ivorian defender Bailly’s performance as phenomenal.”The game was emotional for everyone. Some kept control better than others,” he said.”Facundo Roncaglia is not new in these situations, Bailly was probably naive. We now lose a very important player for the final, and we don’t have many.”Celta, whose fans made most of the noise, were lively from the start but United went ahead when Fellaini got in front of his marker to head in at the far post after Marcus Rashford drifted out to the left and delivered a perfect cross.The hosts were then happy to sit back and contain Celta, making the game strangely subdued. The visitors moved the ball around nicely but failed to make the most of their chances.The game changed dramatically when Roncaglia headed home Theo Bongonda’s cross.United kept the visitors at bay during six minutes of stoppage time and the Celta players sank to their knees in despair as the whistle blew seconds after Guidetti’s miss.last_img read more

first_imgCervoz offers the T351 3D NAND TLC Wide Temperature Series (-40C ~ +85C), which adopts Toshiba industrial wide temperature grade NAND Flash IC, the product compatibility and stability through strict environmental testing, which makes the products exceptionally durable for harsh environments. The Cervoz T351 family provides 2.5″ SATA, mSATA, M.2 2242 and M.2 2280 form factors to unitize for various industrial applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Embedded system licensing: Why or why not?Next iC-Haus: 1.4/2.8 A miniature driver iCs for short-pulse laserslast_img read more

first_imgBuenos Aires, Oct 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) began its 133rd meeting here on Monday, with a session in which its members will decide on the host country of the next Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Africa, but which started off with some very positive remarks about the current summer games being held in the Argentine capital.IOC President Thomas Bach of Germany opened the meeting at a Buenos Aires hotel by commenting on the “great beginning” of the 2018 Youth Olympics that was attended by a crowd of some 200,000 people, according to the organisation, and was “overwhelming in both quantity and quality,” reports Efe.Though Bach said there is still much to judge about the games as a whole, which run from last Saturday through October 18, he noted that he had never seen such a positive reaction at any Olympics as that of Argentine citizens on the first day, “with people standing in long lines” to watch the various sports.The head of the Buenos Aires municipal government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, also spoke of the “successful” opening ceremony on 9 de Julio Avenue, the city’s main thoroughfare.Meanwhile the president of the Argentine Olympic Committee, Gerardo Werthein, said these games are going ahead, even though Argentina “had something of a financial crisis” several weeks ago, a reference to the high inflation and devaluation of the currency, for which the International Monetary Fund authorized a credit of $57 billion.As part of its agenda on Monday, the IOC session in Argentina will decide on the venue of the next Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be held in 2022, from among the competing African countries of Botswana, Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal.The latter starts with the advantage of having been recommended by the IOC Executive Committee last September 7.The organisers of the next summer games and also of the Winter Olympics will report on the state of their plans.On Tuesday the IOC will report on the progress being made with its Anti-Doping Rules, among other matters.Also to be debated are the objectives of the Olympic Agenda 2020, the possibility of including new regulations, and future improvements of the Olympism in Action Forum, whose first edition was held in the Argentine capital last Friday and Saturday, and was “a great success,” according to the IOC president.–IANStri/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTwo more Democratic Presidential candidates will be campaigning in Sioux City this week.Congressman John Delaney of Maryland will hold a meet and greet event Wednesday at noon in Rebo’s on Historic 4th Street.Delaney has already visited all 99 of Iowa’s counties since announcing his run in July of 2017.He has proposed creating a Department of Cyber Security plus announced a plan to create a new national service program and climate corps and to lower prescription drug prices.Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California will hold a public town hall on Thursday at Morningside College at 5:45pm.Doors will open in the Lincoln Business Center to the public at 5:15.Harris is expected to discuss her proposal to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable for equal pay.She will also discuss her plan to give the average Iowa teacher a $12,200 raise by the end of her first term, her plans to combat climate change and to address the student debt crisis.last_img read more

first_img America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Modern Nomad is a weekly column dedicated to mobile gear, must-see world destinations, tips for life on the road, and traveling better through technology.Sure, it’s almost spring. But it’s not too late to lock in your travel plans for 2016. We’re loath to rely on “trendy” travel destination lists, but here are four countries you need to check out this year.JapanFor Westerners, few countries offer more of a sense of culture shock than Japan (see: Lost in Translation). It’s beautiful, modern, fast-paced, and impossibly clean. Tokyo gets much of the media coverage, but Kyoto offers a real, fascinating glimpse into the country’s rich history. To get truly off-the-beaten path, check out the centuries-old Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail — a rural hike that few Japanese, let alone Westerners, ever see.Why go now: The strongly devalued yen means visiting the country hasn’t been this cheap for visitors in a very long time.Related: The 3 Really, Really Cold Places You Need to TravelIcelandIt’s taken a few decades for the “mainstream” travel industry to catch on to how stunning Iceland is. The country is home to dramatic waterfalls, volcanic hiking trails, beautiful people, and some of the best fishing and outdoor opportunities in Europe (nay, the world). It is, quite literally, like nowhere else on earth. Plus, with a population of fewer than 325,000 people spread over an area the size of Kentucky, it’s not hard to find a corner of the country all to yourself.Why go now: Iceland’s own WOW Airlines has made a big push into North America with one-way Boston-to-Reykjavik fares as low as $99 USD (taxes included) and L.A.-to-Reykjavik for just $199.South AfricaFew countries on earth offer more diversity of people, food, landscape, wildlife, and culture than South Africa. If the now-trite phrase “something for everyone” was coined anywhere, it’s here. It’s home to some of the world’s best wine, the most exhilarating adventure opportunities, a unique and fascinating history, and the coolest city on the entire continent.Why go now: 2016 is as good a year as any. However, we fear adventure travelers will soon catch on to just how amazing the country’s outdoor opportunities are. Prices are likely to skyrocket once they do.Antarctica????????????????????????????????????The “lost continent” isn’t so lost anymore. But it’s still among the wildest, most rugged destinations on earth. Soft adventure travelers will appreciate the opportunity to explore the world’s southernmost outpost in relative comfort. Cruises range from bargain-priced, week-long rides aboard decommissioned Russian research vessels to full-service luxury ocean liners with multiple bars, posh staterooms, and nightly Cirque du Soleil shows (no, not really).Why go now: Every year, the tourism boom brings more and more cruise ships to the continent. You might want to visit before they put up a Starbucks or a Disney South Pole.(Antarctica Photo © Christopher Michel) Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleeperslast_img read more

first_imgThe death of sanitation workers in India, although outraging every time an incident is reported, is no rarity. Manual scavenging has been officially prohibited in many states, yet the inhuman and undignified practice continues due to both sheer apathy at the very basic level and lack of alternative and adequate technology. 34,859 is the staggering official number of manual scavengers that exist in states that have not illegalised this malpractice. As per reports, as much as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993. The intolerable stench and noxious fumes of putrescent waste is much too relatable; while it remains unthinkably possible to lower a human in a septic tank to clear out the hazardous sludge, the need of the hour is explained to be so pressing that the dignity of one willing human is readily sacrificed for the convenience of several others. Also Read – A compounding difficultyThere are largely two aspects to this predicament: the human aspect and the technical/functional aspect. As far as the human aspect of it goes, it is reflective of the social dilemma pertaining to tolerance and acceptance for certain things that clearly place some humans well below others. Engendering from caste system of olden times, the carry-over of some of its most objectionable practices to this day is manual scavenging. The life of manual scavengers is of stigma and exclusion. They remain at the fringe of society, only to become involved for what they do professionally– and without adequate returns and compensation. They are the modern-day untouchables because of the progress that 72-year old rising India has failed to make. Investing in technology to replace humans in such occupations ought to be an urgent priority. Providing sucking and jetting machines to municipal committees for cleaning septic tanks is a dire necessity. Some basic social and civic change towards separating garbage at home and follow-up measures of door-to-door ­garbage collection, providing better and more effective safety gears to safai karamcharis and good quality bags for transporting liquid waste are the most basic of measures that must be undertaken. The way to resolve the indignity of manual scavenging is a change in attitude before everything else so that a human is treated as a human before anything else.last_img read more

Media reports say at least 16 people were killed during Wednesday’s attack, which took place in the remote village of Mpama in North Kivu province, close to the mines at Biseye. Mining is a lucrative source of income in the impoverished region, which continues to be beset by outbreaks of fighting involving militia groups and the army.Troops from the Congolese army (FARDC) stationed nearby were dispatched to find the militiamen, but they had already fled, according to a press statement issued today by the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MONUC.Alan Doss, the head of MONUC and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the DRC, denounced the attack.“Nothing can justify these crimes committed by the armed groups that strike at civilians,” Mr. Doss said.MONUC established a medical assistance team in the nearby town of Ishenga to treat the injured, with some others evacuated to other centres. The blue helmets have also stepped up their patrols in the Walikale-Biseye area. 15 August 2009The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is providing medical assistance to the victims of a deadly attack by armed militiamen in a mine-rich area in the strife-torn east of the country. read more

NEW YORK, N.Y. – “The Sound of Music” has the sound of a hit for NBC.The Nielsen ratings company says nearly 18.5 million viewers tuned to Thursday night’s live telecast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.Although a preliminary audience average, NBC says the figure is expected to hold up as a measure of the three-hour production’s viewership.“The Sound of Music Live!” starred Carrie Underwood in the role of Maria. Stephen Moyer, of HBO’s “True Blood”, played Capt. Von Trapp.It was the first full-scale musical staged live for television in more than a half-century. NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ live telecast was Thursday’s favourite thing with 18.5 million viewers by The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2013 9:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Many antibiotics are no longer effective in fighting infections as those infections have built up resistance to the medication. Deaths due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could surpass annual cancer fatalities, a situation which the UN has called a “global health emergency.” The UN agencies, which include the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization and the UN Environment Programme called for the more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture at the opening of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) in Asia and the Pacific on Monday, 12 November.The main message of the awareness week this year is “handle antibiotics with care,” focusing on action plans to prevent infections in livestock, aquaculture and crop production while promoting good farming and food safety. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines antimicrobials as drugs which prevent and treat parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections. However, overuse by health practitioners and misuse in the agricultural sector means they are no longer effective in fighting many infections. Antibiotics can end up in soil, water and the environment at large, giving microbes further opportunity to build up resistance FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Kundhavi Kadiresan, pointed out. The UN considers AMR as a priority health issue to be tackled with as much urgency as Ebola and HIV. The three UN agencies have partnered with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as the FAO launches a new publication looking at ways to combat the threat of AMR. read more

first_imgJUNIOR MINISTER FERGUS O’Dowd has said that it is important that the State provides the right environment to encourage private companies to invest in oil and gas exploration in Ireland.There have been just four commercial natural gas discoveries since exploration began offshore Ireland in the early 1970s. The four discoveries were in Kinsale, Ballycotton and Sevenheads, producing gas fields off the coast of Cork and the Corrib gas field off the Mayo coast.To date, there have been no commercial discoveries of oil but the government is remaining positive about our prospects.In response to a parliamentary question, O’Dowd said that despite the low level of commercial discoveries to date, “working petroleum systems are known to exist in many of Ireland’s offshore basins, as demonstrated by a number of non-commercial discoveries as well as other oil and gas indicators such as hydrocarbon shows in wells”.CorribIreland currently imports approximately 95 per cent of its natural gas needs and 100 per cent of its oil requirements. According to O’Dowd, successful development of our indigenous resources would contribute to significantly reducing dependence on imported supply.He said it is estimated that construction of the onshore section of the pipeline a the Corrib development will take in the region of three years and first gas cannot be anticipated before 2014.“In its first four to five years of production, the Corrib Gas Field Development is expected to provide 60 per cent to 65 per cent of Ireland’s natural gas needs,” O’Dowd said.The right environment for companiesThe junior minister added that it is important that the State provides the right environment “to encourage private industry to take the risk associated with investing in exploration” in a number of ways including;Offering attractive and innovative licensing opportunities, such as the 2011 Atlantic Margin licensing round;Providing a fit-for-purpose, transparent and robust regulatory regime;Deepening knowledge of our offshore petroleum potential, in particular through data acquisition and supporting key research projects;Actively promoting the opportunity to invest in exploration in the Irish offshore, in particular to companies not currently active here.Read: €20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland’s true oil and gas wealth>Read: Rabbitte thinks fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough>last_img read more

first_imgBrésil : EDF inaugure la première usine solaireLe PDG de la société française EDF, Henri Proglio, a inauguré la première usine solaire du groupe au Brésil hier. Elle permettra d’alimenter l’usine thermoélectrique de Macaé, dans l’Etat de Rio de Janeiro.Le producteur d’électricité français EDF vient d’annoncer l’inauguration de sa première usine solaire au Brésil. Patrick Simon, le directeur général de UTE Norte Fluminense, la filiale brésilienne du groupe, a déclaré à l’AFP que “c’est l’occasion de faire un projet pilote, un projet pionnier et qui répond à notre volonté d’exemplarité” en matière environnementale.À lire aussiUn lion retrouve la liberté après avoir vécu en cage pendant 13 ans (Vidéo)Cette usine est constituée d’un panneau solaire de 1.800 plaques photovoltaïques capable de délivrer une puissance maximale de 320 KW. Il sera en mesure de fournir l’intégralité de l’énergie consommée par l’usine thermoélectrique de Macaé, dans l’Etat de Rio de Janeiro. Avec une capacité installée de 869 MW, l’usine produit 20% de l’électricité consommée dans la ville de Rio et alimente près de 2 millions de personnes dans l’Etat. Cela permettra de réduire de 250 tonnes par an les émissions de CO2, a indiqué l’entreprise dans un communiqué.EDF reste un des premiers producteurs mondiaux d’électricité et UTE Norte Fluminense est la seule entreprise au Brésil du groupe public français. Or le solaire est peu utilisée au Brésil malgré les conditions climatiques tout à fait favorables à ce type d’énergie. EDF a donc d’ores et déjà un second projet d’usine solaire et mène en parallèle des études sur la construction de barrages hydroélectriques. De plus, si le Brésil décide de se doter de centrales nucléaires “EDF est prête à apporter ses compétences”, a indiqué Patrick Simon.Le 28 juin 2011 à 11:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgDu nouveau pour l’incroyable smartphone pliable de SamsungOn sait à présent que le smartphone pliable de Samsung sera présenté au CES Las Vegas entre 8 et le 11 janvier 2013. Il dispose d’un écran de 5,5 pouces et d’une résolution de 1280×720 pixels.On vous en avait déjà parlé en novembre mais les choses se précisent. Le smartphone de Samsung a l’écran pliable sera présenté au CES 2013 à Las Vegas. Le plus grand salon dédié aux nouvelles technologies sera l’endroit idéal pour dévoiler ce petit bijou muni d’un écran de 5,5 pouces et d’une résolution de 1280×720 pixels.Le CES 2013 aura lieu du 8 au 11 janvier. Le Consumer Electronics Show est traditionnellement le lieu privilégié des grandes annonces technologiques. C’est là que la NES, les CD et le magnétoscope ont été présentés au public pour la première fois.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 17:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgBOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life on the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory.His death came just days after the 27-year-old athlete was acquitted in a second murder case.Guards found Hernandez just after 3 a.m., Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said. The onetime tight end was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later.Hernandez had been housed in a single cell in a general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley. He tried to jam the cell door to prevent guards from opening it and hanged himself with a bedsheet tied to a window, Fallon said.Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note. He said officials had no reason to believe Hernandez might take his life, and if they had had any such worries, he would have been transferred to a mental health unit.He helped the University of Florida win the 2008 NCAA championship, but he dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of his behavior of college, where he failed a drug test, he was accused of punching a bar employee, and his name came up in an investigation into a shooting.last_img read more

first_imgWith Clark County residents paying taxes over the next few weeks, some are trying to illegally entice them to pay more.A number of people have reported to The Columbian recently that they have received scam calls, a common trend around tax season. One typical call features a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service official asking for money or information as a result of unpaid taxes.Bernice Garber, 75, of Vancouver recalled a phone call that her fiance, Ken Barker, received Feb. 25. A man on the other line claimed that Barker has three years of unpaid taxes and that a warrant would be issued for his arrest within 24 hours if he didn’t answer questions. At one point, the caller asked for Barker’s Social Security number.Garber then grabbed the phone from him.“I said, ‘I know you’re not with the IRS,’ ” Garber recalled.“I don’t care what you think,” the man said before Garber disconnected.Garber, 75, said age may have played a factor in the call to Barker, 80.“We have the most to lose. We’re on a fixed income. It’s not like we can go out and make up that money,” she said. “I was so mad.”Scammers may conduct research about a subject before calling them. The man who called Barker, for instance, knew his age.“This is what they do this time of year,” Garber said. “They’re very good. I hope people are aware this is happening.”last_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – New surveillance video has been released that captures a burglar targeting a Southwest Miami-Dade restaurant.According to officials, the back door of Chuck Wagon was found open and the cash register was missing on April 20 at around 3:30 a.m.Miami-Dade Police said the burglar took off with the cash near Southwest 112th Street and 137th Avenue.If you have any information on this burglary or recognize the man in the video, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgRyan Poppe/Texas Public RadioU.S. Senator Ted Cruz.Senator Ted Cruz is once again charging his Democratic opponent, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, with opposing tax relief for victims of Harvey.The legislation, which Cruz co-authored, allowed people to deduct the cost of Harvey-related home damage from their taxes. It also allowed homeowners to dip into their retirement savings, without incurring a tax penalty, in order to pay for storm-related repairs.Cruz told Houston Matters the measure enjoyed bipartisan support from most of the Texas delegation. “Among those four Democrats who voted no, unfortunately, was the congressman from El Paso – my opponent in this race, Congressman Beto O’Rourke – who voted no on emergency tax relief for Harvey because, according to his public statements, he wanted to hold that tax relief for Harvey hostage for other unrelated policy goals.”The measure passed as part of a bill extending authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. O’Rourke says he voted against it because the bill did not include reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was about to expire. Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /00:48last_img read more

first_imgThere have been events in the past were sensationalized and/or dismissed as false conspiracies that still seem as if there may well be more behind them than meets the eye. One of these is the fact that between 1982 and 1988, well over 20 scientists who worked for the British company GEC-Marconi all died after having worked on Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative program.The SDI program, also known as “Star Wars,” was first proposed in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. It was meant to develop a space-based anti-missile system. The U.S. and the Soviets were deep in the Cold War, and Reagan felt that the SDI would provide protection against a Soviet missile attack by intercepting missiles while they were still in the air, according to Atomic Archive.Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan aboard an American boat in California, 1964.In order to be successful, though, the program needed a number of advanced technologies that had yet to be researched or developed. Work on the program went on for several years, but was ultimately terminated by later administrations when the necessary technology proved to be too complicated to develop.GEC-Marconi was a British defense company that was involved in the SDI project. Altered Dimensions chronicles the deaths of 20 scientists employed by Marconi for the SDI, all of whom died either shortly after making important discoveries or were about to leave the company for other jobs.Strategic Defense Initiative logo (MDA is the Successor of SDI).A few of the deaths occurred between 1982 and 1985, but the vast majority occurred in a clump between August of 1986 and October 1988.Of those deaths detailed, only one was of apparently natural causes. Frank Jennings, a 60-year-old engineer for electronic weapons, was said to have died of a heart attack in June, 1987. Victor Moore died of a drug overdose, and his death was ruled a suicide.The Extended Range Nike Zeus/Spartan missile of the late-1960s was designed to provide full-country defense as part of the Sentinel-Safeguard programs. Projected to cost $40 billion ($302 billion in 2018) it would have offered minimal protection and damage prevention in an all-out attackOf the other many deaths that transpired during that two-year window, if a cause of death was determined, the determination was either suicide or accident. Weirdly, there is also a great deal of similarity between the ways in which a number of the deaths occurred.One drove his car off a bridge, another fell from his hotel window. Five of the scientists died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their cars or their garages. On two occasions, deaths were ruled to be accidental suffocation during “sex experiments.”The bright spikes extending below the initial fireball of one of 1952’s Operation Tumbler–Snapper test shots, known as the “rope trick effect.” They are caused by the intense flash of thermal/soft X-rays released by the explosion heating the steel tower guy-wires white hot. The development of the W71 and the Project Excalibur x-ray laser were based on enhancing the destructive effects of these x-rays.Two of the deaths were just inexplicably bizarre. In October, 1986, Ashad Sharif allegedly drove to a public park, tied a nylon rope around both his neck and a large tree, and then drove away quickly, decapitating himself.In April of the following year, Shani Warren was found drowned in 18 inches of water. She was gagged, hands bound behind her back and her feet tied, with a noose around her neck.It was suggested that she had somehow done all of that herself, then hobbled in her four-inch stiletto heels to the lake to drown herself, causing the coroner to declare the death not a homicide but instead leave the verdict open.Marconi S511 radar located at Norwich International Airport.As a twist on this last event, the lake where Warren was found was only a short distance from where another of the scientists had fallen off a railway bridge and subsequently died, on the same day.Was it all part of some governmental plot? It’s impossible for us to know, but it’s very difficult to believe it’s a coincidence that so many deaths occurred, so close together, of people who were all on the same project.ABM test vehicle (Homing Overlay Experiment). Photo by Cliff CC BY 2.0Furthermore, many of these incidents happened under odd or mysterious circumstances, sometimes very closely related in geographical location or in time.  With so many “suicides,” you might expect to see more that were done in more commonplace ways.It’s not too hard to believe that there may have been a couple of such incidents, but taken as a whole, it’s much more difficult to think they are all unrelated.Read another story from us: Incredible Historical Coincidences – Too Strange to be True?Whether these scientists were murdered by actors for the defense industry or a government, or whether perhaps they knew things they felt they just couldn’t live with, remains a mystery.last_img read more

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Edinburgh couple, Nicole Calder, 24, and Lauren Inglis, 26, stayed at the Clifton Mount Hotel in Newcastle on Saturday (19 September).They claimed management put them in a room they had not booked. They also claimed the room was dirty, neighbours shouted homophobic slurs at them and were up partying until 5am. On top of that a hotel staff member asked to access the basement through their room.The couple went to Newcastle in northern England to celebrate Calder’s birthday, but left unhappy.Noisy neighboursAlong with two friends the couple hit the town on Saturday night. When they got back to the hotel, their neighbours allegedly began to shout obscene comments.‘When I went back the people in the other room could see I’d spoken to reception so a few of them started saying things like “there’s the man” and “there’s the lesbian”,’ Inglis told The Scottish Sun.‘They were saying vulgar things about me having sex with my partner and then saying that I s**g my mum – more disgusting things like that.‘In this day and age you don’t expect to experience stuff like that. That people are still homophobic like that shocks me.’When the women complained, the receptionist allegedly told them nothing could be done because it’s a ‘party hotel’. ‘I went back to the reception to complain and the man behind the counter came down and told them to keep the noise down but didn’t mention the homophobic stuff,’ Inglis said.The customer is always rightAfter they left the hotel, the women sent an email complaining about their experience and asked for refund. But they did not expect the response they got.Hotel manager, Andy Singh, accused the women of being liars and he had no intention of refunding them.‘I’m sorry to hear about your recent stay but most of what you are saying is not true,’ Singh replied.‘Yes you complained about the group next door whom said [sic] they were not saying anything of the sort it was simply your word against theirs. I therefore suggest in the future to stop making so many lies up, there will be no refund.’But after Calder defended herself, Singh said the couple belonged in a cage.‘Please go ahead and do as you please your [sic] not fit enough to stay in a hotel people like you should be put in a cage with the rest of the wild animals,’ he wrote.In comments to The Scottish Sun, Singh accused the couple of being abusive. He also said he did not have anything against gay people.‘Under no circumstances have I anything against gay people, this is simply an excuse for a refund I am against liars which she clearly is and I have CCTV to prove everything I am saying is true,’ he said.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Lesbian refugee couple threatened and spat at in this Belgian asylum centerGay beach vacations in Crete: The essentialsPuerto Vallarta Tourism Chief: Visit to become one of us, you will be safe!Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : A hotel manager who told a lesbian couple they should be ‘put in a cage with the rest of the wild animals’ has denied being homophobic. Lauren Inglis (L) and Nicole Cader | Photo: Facebook Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more