first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Government of Canada has announced that it will be investing in safety at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.According to the Government, the $356,680 in funding will go towards the purchasing of a new grader which will be used to maintain the runways, taxiways, and aprons.Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, says it is important to invest in airports in order to support economic growth and to maintain the safety for all users. “Our Government recognizes that local airports are major contributors to the economic growth and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting travel and tourism, local airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. These investments will improve access to safe, efficient and accessible air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.”Funding for the Airport comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.To date, the Federal Government has invested more than $11.7 million in ACAP funding for 15 safety projects at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.To learn more about ACAP funding, you can visit the Government of Canada’s website.last_img read more

first_imgNadi (Fiji): Asserting that Asia continues to be the growth engine of the world, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg Saturday said the ADB must expand its private sector operations to boost economic development.Addressing the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) here, he said there is a rising need for the agency to focus on strengthening human capital and develop social safety nets. “Therefore, we urge the ADB management to expand it social sector engagements in countries like India, while at the same time, continuing with the focus on making cities smart, providing 24×7 water and power supply, enhancing connectivity, and mitigating the risk of climate change. Our regional cooperation initiatives must aim to integrate the countries of the region with the global value chains,” he said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”While ADB should continue helping the member countries harness their growth potential by providing larger financial resources, it must expand its private sector operations across the region. By investing more through equity and infrastructure trusts, ADB can play a meaningful role in development of private sector initiatives,” Garg, India’s Alternate Governor on ADB’s Board of Governors, said. ADB’s private sector operations reached USD 3.14 billion in 2018, a 37 per cent increase from the previous fiscal, and stood at 14.5 per cent of its overall commitment. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysEmphasising that ADB has helped the developing countries in building infrastructure and reducing extreme poverty for the past 52 years, Garg said innovation in financing will be the key to success of long-term growth strategy. “This will require careful fine-tuning of both public and private sector financing. Private financing has to be carefully shepherded to the right sectors like manufacturing, services and new digital economy industries with active support of equity financing from ADB and other multilateral agencies,” he said. Private investment in more difficult sectors like infrastructure and human capital improvement, however, will not flow unless these projects are sufficiently de-risked for the private sector with both direct investment as well as provision of guarantees and other structured support, he said.last_img read more

6 March 2007When the top cricketers from across the planet come out to bat and bowl in the Cricket World Cup opening in the West Indies on Sunday, they will also be taking aim at HIV/AIDS in a United Nations campaign focusing on issues facing children and young people affected by the disease and the resources and actions needed to address them. The International Cricket Council is teaming up with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership, in the latest collaboration between the UN and world sports bodies, to produce a series of public service announcements (PSAs) and other events during the seven-week- long Cup, which is expected to draw more than 2 billion television viewers.The public, especially young people aged 15-24, will get information on the stigma and discrimination around HIV and on how to protect themselves against the virus. “Young people today have never known a world without AIDS,” UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said. “Sports stars such as top cricket players can act as role models for today’s young generation and reach out to them on AIDS issues. Sport is a force for change that can break down barriers, build self-esteem and teach life skills and social behaviour.”He added that by highlighting AIDS issues, the Cricket World Cup and its cricketing stars “are showing exactly the kind of exceptional response needed for the exceptional challenge of AIDS.”Through high profile activities around cricket’s biggest event, the Council is supporting the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign launched in 2005 by UNICEF, UNAIDS and other partners, which is focused on ensuring antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive children, preventing mother-to-child transmission, promoting education programmes to help prevent HIV transmission, and aiding children who have been orphaned by AIDS. “Children have been the missing face of the AIDS pandemic,” UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said. “The International Cricket Council will be a powerful ally in ensuring that children are at the heart of the global response to the epidemic.”The PSAs, each lasting 30 seconds, will be available to broadcasters free of charge. They feature leading players, including Ricky Ponting from Australia and Rahul Dravid from India, speaking about how HIV affects children. Players and officials from each team will wear the red and blue ribbon of the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign during their first games and during the final. Players will also visit programmes supporting children and young people affected by HIV.“We hope the range of activities delivered at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 will make a difference to raising awareness and reducing stigma around HIV in the Caribbean and across the ever-growing cricket world,” ICC President Percy Sonn said. “By encouraging high profile players to support this campaign, we hope to be able to engage those who may otherwise be difficult to reach.”Cricket is popular in many of the countries most affected by AIDS, including India and South Africa. Together, these two countries are home to around 11 million of the 40 million people estimated to be living with HIV. In the Caribbean, where the Cup is being held, UNAIDS estimated that 250,000 people were living with HIV in 2006, 15,000 of them children aged 0-14 years.The ICC is being supported in the effort by the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS, a coalition of over 50 broadcasters in 23 Caribbean countries and territories.“The exceptional reach of broadcast media in the Caribbean gives us a unique opportunity to educate audiences about how to avoid HIV, and how to combat the stigma and discrimination that surround the disease,” the Partnership’s Steering Committee Chair Allyson Leacock said.The campaign is but the latest in a whole series of collaboration between UN agencies and world sport, which has seen the likes of football legends Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane shooting against poverty, the European Swimming League in “a race against time” to prevent deaths from unclean water, and similar initiatives with the International Rugby Board, American football stars, marathon runners and Formula One auto racers. read more

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. says it has signed a deal to merge its Bentall Kennedy real estate and property management firm with GreenOak Real Estate, a global real estate investment firm.The new company will be called Bentall GreenOak and be part of Sun Life Investment Management.The agreement will see Sun Life Financial contribute its interest in Bentall Kennedy and pay GreenOak shareholders $195 million in cash in exchange for a 56 per cent stake in the new firm, while GreenOak shareholders will hold the remaining interest.Sun Life will also acquire the right to a portion of the GreenOak shareholders’ share of Bentall GreenOak net income in exchange for a fixed amount to be paid in quarterly instalments.The insurer will also have an option to acquire the remaining interest in Bentall GreenOak approximately seven years from the closing.Senior management of the new firm will include executives from both Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak. read more

Nexen lays off 120 employees in Canada as latest company to cut costs CALGARY – Nexen, the Calgary-based company acquired by China’s CNOOC Ltd. more than three years ago, says it’s cut 120 jobs in Canada.Company spokeswoman Brittney Price said the company made the difficult decision to reduce its workforce because of the current economic situation.Last March, Nexen cut 340 staff in North America and 60 at its U.K. North Sea operations after it made cuts to its spending program.A number of oil-and-gas producers have announced layoffs recently as low oil prices have led to slashed spending plans for the year.In February, producers including Husky Energy, Chevron, Statoil, Cenovus Energy, Encana and Devon Energy, as well as Trican Well Services, all announced further job cuts.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates that the industry cut 40,000 direct jobs last year. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2016 12:25 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

“I condemn these horrific attacks in the strongest terms. Trying to silence the media will have a devastating effect on the nation’s vibrant media community,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga. “These attacks must stop and the crimes must be fully investigated by the Somali and Somaliland authorities.” On Tuesday, Ahmed Saakin Farah Ilyas, a correspondent with Universal TV was shot dead in the town of Las-Anod in Somalia’s Sool region. Two days earlier, Mohamed Mohamud Tuuryare, a journalist working for the Shabelle media network in the capital, Mogadishu, was shot and is still in a critical condition, the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), which Mr. Mahiga heads, said in a news release. “I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ahmed Farah Ilyas and I wish Mr. Mohamed Tuurayare a quick and full recovery,” Mr. Mahiga said. According to the UN, Somalia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists to operate, with 2012 being one of the bloodiest years on record for the country’s media industry. Sixteen Somali journalists have been killed this year alone and more than 20 reportedly injured. The UN has repeatedly called on the Somali authorities to conduct independent and swift investigations into the killings and to bring and end to the cycle of violence and to impunity. “I call on the authorities to bolster their criminal investigation capacity and bring the perpetrators to justice. UNPOS stands ready to assist in this regard,” Mr. Mahiga added. After decades of factional fighting and lawlessness, the East Africa country has been undergoing a peace and national reconciliation process, with a series of landmark steps in recent months that have helped to bring an end to the country’s eight-year political transition period. These steps included the adoption of a Provisional Constitution, the establishment of a new Parliament and the appointments of a new President and a new Prime Minister. Until last year, most of the capital, Mogadishu, was, for several years, riven by a fluid frontline dividing the two sides – fighters belonging to the Al Shabaab militant group and troops belonging to the Government of Somalia, with the latter supported by the UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Since the Al Shabaab withdrawal from the capital in August last year, the frontlines have been pushed back to surrounding areas. However, the use of roadside bombs, grenades and suicide bombers still take place, as do armed clashes. In September, Al-Shabaab insurgents withdrew from the port city of Kismayo, their last remaining stronghold located a sizable urban area, but still control parts of the country’s south-central areas. read more

“The killing of civilians is reprehensible and should be roundly condemned,” Mark Bowden, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA, said of the incident, in which more than a dozen people were also injured, including civilians, with casualties expected to rise in the coming days.According to reports, a car laden with explosives detonated at a security check-point at an entrance to the province on Thursday afternoon. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on their website, UNAMA said in a statement issued today in Kabul.“Indiscriminate attacks which kill and injure civilians may amount to war crimes and are serious breaches of international humanitarian law which binds all parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan” Mr. Bowden added.Through its statement, the UN Mission extended its condolences to the families of all of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured. read more

Participants in the sixth annual Dirty Badger trail race will hit the ground running on Saturday, Sept. 14.Postponed from August due to inclement weather, the rescheduled event begins with check-in at Isaac’s at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. start.The race is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, and includes five- and 10-kilometre route options.A post-race barbecue at Isaac’s is included for all racers and volunteers, and will also feature live music and prizes courtesy of North Face Outlet at the Niagara Outlet Collection. There will also be free samples of craft beer for participants who are 19-plus, courtesy of Cameron’s Brewing of Oakville.Registration, at a cost of $25 per runner, is available online at brocku.ca/recreation/dirtybadger.Free parking for the event is available in Zones 1 and 2. read more

first_img Share Tweet Email Subscribe https://the42.ie/4599565 By Ryan Bailey 15,675 Views Short URL Apr 19th 2019, 6:15 AM Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: HE HAD GIVEN it so much thought, and been asked about it at every press conference for the last 12 months, but when the time came to tell the world of his decision to retire from rugby, Rory Best found it all a bit surreal yesterday.Accompanied by his wife, Jodie, and three young children, the Ulster and Ireland captain was visibly emotional as the reality of retirement hit him in front of the cameras and microphones. Rory Best pictured at Kingspan Stadium yesterday. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOWhile it had already been confirmed that Best would call time on his international career after the World Cup later this year, the 36-year-old had hoped to give it one last hurrah with Ulster next season, so announcing that he will bow out completely in November was difficult.Best struggled to hold back the tears at various stages during the 30-minute press conference at Kingspan Stadium yesterday as his young family watched on, but could draw immense pride and comfort from his achievements and the fact he has known for the last six months that the time is right to call it a day.“I think the family wanted me to go on for a bit longer,” he laughed. “Our Ben had earmarked the South Africa tour with the Lions [in 2021] and Richie has assured me when he plays rugby he’s never going to retire.“It’ll be nice to spend more time with them, the weekends especially. Just to do stuff with them. Even coming back early from Edinburgh last Saturday and getting to watch Ben play a bit of rugby and Penny over doing gymnastics and those are the sort of things when you’re being selfish and trying to play at the top level, you miss a lot of those. They’ve sacrificed a lot for me to be successful. They’ve been incredible. They go absolutely everywhere. I’ve told the story before about me taking the kids to watch Jodie play hockey and I couldn’t get from Guildford to Armagh, never mind Australia, New Zealand, Chicago. That support has been invaluable to me to allow me to be successful.It was fitting that Best had his family with him yesterday as he let his guard down and allowed the world in, reflecting on the highs and lows of his 15 years with Ulster and considered what the next chapter entails.“I don’t think you ever dream you’ll go this far,” he said, pausing briefly to keep his emotions in check. “Rugby had just turned professional when I started and you then realise you can actually make a living out of something you love doing. Then you get your first cap and you sort of dream and then you get to 50 for Ulster, and 100, 150, 200 and you do the one cap with Ireland, and then 50 there.“It’s hard to believe rugby has given me so much and I’m very grateful for what it has given me and I’d like to think I’ve given a little bit back along the way. I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve achieved.”Following his debut for Ulster in 2004, Best has made 219 appearances for his native province, scoring 23 tries, and is the club’s most-capped international with 116 Ireland games to his name. Bowing out on his own terms, he says, has always been important and that makes this decision that bit easier to swallow.“That has always been the important thing. When you get to a stage in your career when you work hard to get there, you get to a point where you start to see people drifting out the back door and I always wanted to leave on my terms and to finish whenever I felt I was near or at the top of the game. I’m glad to be here now and proud of what I’ve achieved. Best’s son, Richie, watches the press conference. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO“It’s a happy decision for me. I’m content with my contribution to Ulster and I’m hoping there’s still another three good games in me.”He faces a race against time to play for Ulster again. The ankle injury Best sustained against Leinster has not healed yet and with the province’s Pro14 quarter-final against Connacht less than a fortnight away, the hooker is aware that he may have played his last game in white.But he doesn’t agree with the assertion that his retirement marks the end of an era for the province.“There are disappointments along the way and there are times when you have opportunities to go somewhere else and maybe have seen other players go away and succeed or maybe win silverware. You sort of wonder and there are ifs and buts but at the same time, the support you get here is phenomenal.“I’ve seen a lot of change here over the years, the stadium being one. It’s not the end of an era because Ulster Rugby will go on. It was very successful long before me and it’ll be very successful long after me but I think when you give so much to something, it’s very difficult to say goodbye to it.”Before the final goodbye, Best has the small matter of a World Cup on the horizon. How he would dearly love for a big send-off with Ireland in Japan.“Just because you dream it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen,” he says. “If it finishes on a dream finish like that, brilliant, but if it doesn’t and we can look at each other in the eye afterwards and say we gave it absolutely everything, there’s a lot to be said for that too.”Best says he would find punditry difficult — ‘I would find it really hard to be critical of this place as it has done a lot for me’ — but coaching is a path he may look to go down once the curtain falls on his decorated playing career in the Autumn.“It’s something I’ve talked a bit to Jodie about and she’s very keen for me not to just walk away completely from the game, and ultimately as usual she’s right,” Best adds. I really enjoyed Tuesday nights with Banbridge. I might do it from November to end of season just to see if it’s something I’d like. I do love rugby, I’ve always loved rugby.What about a job on Dan McFarland’s coaching team here? “I don’t know, that’s for someone higher up the food chain than me. The coaching set-up is very much fixed up for next season.“I don’t know if something is there but to be honest, I’d be interested in hearing all options. Not just within Ulster. I’d like to think I have a bit to offer.” Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella are joined by Andy Dunne to preview the Champions Cup semi-finals and all the week’s news on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly: Friday 19 Apr 2019, 8:00 AM ‘When you give so much to something, it’s hard to say goodbye to it’ Rory Best on coming to terms with retirement, spending more time with his family and a potential move into coaching. 25 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Twitter system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Former WCW Champion David Arquette wrestling for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Challenger Comics out of Chicago, Illinois posted the following video on Youtube earlier today announcing that former WWE star CM Punk will be appearing for an autograph signing on Feburary 28, 2015 in conjuction with the release of Punk’s first comic book work with Marvel Comics for Thor Arrival #1. This is the first appearance of an autograph signing for Punk since he left WWE this past January. You can view the video of the announcement below.;Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star YouTube Summer Camps For Kidslast_img read more

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews extinguished a large junkyard fire, Thursday, in Opa-locka.7SkyForce HD was first over the scene at Mega Used Auto Parts, where the fire began burning. An explosion also occurred as crews were working to try and extinguish the fire.Miami-Dade and Hialeah Fire crews worked for hours to put out the blaze.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgTaapsee Pannu’s act of pressing man’s private part in Mission Mangal causes controversy.TwitterTaapsee Pannu is yet again in a controversy for a scene in Mission Mangal new trailer that shows her pressing a man’s private part.The particular scene, which has been shot in a humorous manner, shows Taapsee’s character being taught driving, while she mistakenly gets her hand on to the driving teacher’s private part instead of the car gear. This leaves the man in deep pain and he screams.This clip from the Mission Mangal trailer is being widely shared on social media, with many netizens expressing disgust at the scene. Angry Twitterati not only have been trolling Taapsee for the act, they have also been lashing out on feminists for apparently not objecting to this scene.They opined that the feminists of the country would have lashed out to the makers of the film if the same scene had shown a man doing something like this to a woman. Some of them even slammed the makers of Mission Mangal for adding a “disturbing” scene in the name of humour.”That’s called toxic & cheap FEMINISM. Imagine the vice versa & see the rage on social media. One more thing men will go on riot mode ( laughing) at this scene. @taapsee#MissionMangalNewTrailer,” tweeted a person.”They made Mission Mangal to show India’s achievements or so that Tapsee Pannu can harass men? If Kabir Singh sl@pping a girl was wrong, Tapsee molesting a man is definitely crime,” wrote another.That’s called toxic & cheap FEMINISM. Imagine the vice versa & see the rage on social media. One more thing men will go on riot mode ( laughing) at this scene. @taapsee#MissionMangalNewTrailer pic.twitter.com/4cS6akJU1n— PROFESSOR VEER PAAJI (@SRKVEERSINGH) August 8, 2019 Peak feminism from @taapsee ?? https://t.co/YjlVZUNcRx— Arindam ?? (@bhattac_arindam) August 8, 2019 Well, it will be interesting to see if and how Taapsee or the makers of Mission Mangal would react to this criticisms.Apart from Taapsee, Mission Mangal also features Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithiya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi among others.Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film is based on the true events of India’s first successful satellite launch to Mars. Mission Mangal will be released on August 15.last_img read more

first_imgState Minister for power, energy and mineral resources Narsul Hamid and ENOC Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi sign one of the MoUs. Photo: PIDBangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on establishing port, industrial park, supply and setting up LNG terminal, power plants and a special economic zone in Bangladesh, reports UNB.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the signing of the documents at St Regis hotel where she is staying.Foreign secretary Shahidul Haque briefed reporters after the signing ceremony. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim and Bangladesh ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran were present.The government of Dubai and Public Private Partnership (PPP) authority under the prime minister’s office signed the first MoU to set up a port, dry port and industrial park in Bangladesh.Chairman of DP World Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Bangladesh shipping secretary M Abdus Samad signed the document.DP World said whenever they construct any port, they do not limit their activities to the port but set up an industrial park, said Shahidul Haque. “They’re thinking of a massive investment,” he said.”prime minister Sheikh Hasina told them to come to Bangladesh, and the government will extend all necessary cooperation to them,” the foreign secretary added.The second MoU was signed between Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and the power, energy and mineral resources of Bangladesh to supply LNG to Bangladesh on a long-term basis and develop a land-based LNG receiving terminal in Payra.State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Narsul Hamid and ENOC Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides.ENOC wanted 300 acres of land in Payra where they will construct the terminal.The third MoU was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and the Power Development Board of Bangladesh (PDB).The objective of this MoU is to set up integrated 800-1000 MW LNG power plant in two phases. Besides, there will be a 100 MW solar power project.Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and PDB chairman Khaled Mahmud signed the MoU on behalf of their respective side.The fourth MoU was signed between the private office of Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA).The focus of this MoU is on setting up a special economic zone in Matarbari.They wanted 300 acres of land where they will set up a company for investment.Sheikh Ahmed Dalmukh signed the MoU for his side while PM’s principal secretary Nojibur Rahman signed it for Bangladesh.By signing these MoUs, the foreign secretary said, the possibility of opening new door has been created for trade and business between Bangladesh and the UAE.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: UNBThe largest Eid-ul-Azha jamaat (congregation) of the country was held at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan on Monday with the participation of thousands of devotees.Maulana Mohammad Hifzur Rahman conducted the Eid prayers. The devotees sought blessings for the countrymen and the Muslim Ummah.Two special trains ran between Bhairab-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj to facilitate the Muslims joining the country’s largest Eid congregation on the northern bank of the Norsunda River.Deputy Commissioner and Eidgah Management Committee President Md Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury said the 192th congregation was held peacefully.Mashrukur Rahman Khaled, superintendent of Kishoreganj police, said the devotees have completed their prayers without any problem.Tight security was put in place with members of law enforcement agencies guarding the congregation ground. Metal detectors were set up at the entrance and drone cameras were used for surveillance.Devotees were allowed to enter the ground after undergoing an exhaustive search.During the 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr congregation, militants had launched a surprise attack on a temporary police check post near the Eidgah, killing at least four people, including two policemen.last_img read more

first_img X Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Courtesy of Greater Houston PartnershipGreater Houston home sales increased by 23 percent year-over-year in November.center_img In November, Realtors sold 5,706 single-family homes, 1,055 more than the same month a year ago, according to a monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors. That’s a 22.7 percent increase.Tim Surratt, a real estate agent with Greenwood King Properties, said that’s great news, “but if we go back two years, it’s really only a 10 percent increase. In 2015, we were still having some instability for the oil prices and all of that. And so it looks like our market is very stabilized here in Houston.”He said the recovery is also finally having an effect on the sales of homes above $500,000.They jumped 32.5 percent from November 2015 – the first time this category saw an increase in sales in more than a year.“People are just feeling confident to get back into the market,” Surrat said. “They kind of sat on the sidelines to see if prices would come down, and they absolutely have not come down. And because of that, they couldn’t put off those purchases any longer.”The median price for a single-family home in Greater Houston went up by 8.3 percent from a year ago, to $222,000, a record for a November. 00:00 /01:01 last_img read more

first_imgJhargram (WB): A person was critically injured after he was shot at from point blank range in West Bengal’s Jhargram district, police said on Sunday. The BJP blamed the TMC for the incident, a charge denied by the ruling party. The police has initiated an investigation and detained a villager in connection with the incident. The incident happened at Bagua village under the jurisdiction of Jamboni police station on Saturday night, the police said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Two persons approached Khagapati Mahato, while he was attending a Kirtan (devotional song) programme, and one of them shot at him from point blank range, a police officer said. The miscreants fled the scene immediately, he said, adding, the injured person and the miscreants are residents of Bagua village. Khagapati Mahato was rushed to Jhargram hospital and from there he was taken to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, the police officer said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Later, he was referred to a hospital in Kolkata, he added. BJP’s Jhargram district president Sukhomoy Satpati alleged that the TMC supporters were involved in the incident. “We have informed the district administration. The miscreants should be arrested immediately,” he said. Denying the allegation, TMC’s district core committee member Prasun Sarangi claimed that the incident happened as a result of personal problems.last_img read more

first_imgImprove Cookie Whitelisting in Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on April 05, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 10 commentsKeep Until Closed is a brand new browser add-on for the Firefox web browser that improves the whitelisting of cookies in the web browser.Mozilla removed one cookie related option with Firefox 44. Previously, Firefox users were able to select ask me every time in regards to cookie handling in the browser.What that meant, basically, was that Firefox displayed prompts for cookies that sites tried to access giving users options to allow a cookie for the session, or to allow or block it permanently by adding it to Firefox’s exceptions list.With the option removed from the web browser, Firefox users can only select to keep cookies until they expire (they have an expiration date that the site sets), or until the browser is closed.Whitelisted cookies are protected from that setting so that they remain set. This is useful for sites that you sign in as you won’t be asked to log in again the next time you open the site.Keep Until ClosedKeep Until Closed has been designed to make the whitelisting of sites in regards to cookies easier.  The add-on adds an icon to Firefox’s toolbar that you can click on to add the current site to the cookie whitelist.Once you have done so, cookies that it sets are protected from removal as defined by the “keep until” setting in the Firefox options.The add-on tries to improve the handling if Firefox is configured to delete all cookies on close or set to disallow cookies.Basically, it lets you add sites that require cookies for functionality or convenience to the whitelist so that they are accepted and not deleted by Firefox. You can remove sites from the whitelist again with another click on the icon.The icon indicates whether cookies are whitelisted currently. If it is colorful, cookies are whitelisted while a grayish color indicates that they are not.While that does not come close to “ask me every time”, it may be the next best thing when it comes to cookie handling as you don’t need to juggle between the cookie exceptions listing and active sites all the time anymore.One more thing, Firefox is configured by default to remember the browsing history (which includes cookies). You need to do the following to get better options in regards to the browsing history:Load about:preferences#privacy in the browser’s address bar and hit enter.Locate the History section on the page, and switch from “Remember History” to “Use custom settings for history” instead.This displays, among other things, cookie handling options. You can block all cookies, block third-party cookies, change cookie retention preferences, and add cookies to the whitelist or blacklist.Now You: How do you handle cookies in your browser of choice?Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 4 votes Software Name Keep Until ClosedSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/keep-until-closed/ Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWide receiver was an area of need for the Arizona Cardinals. ButCardinals’ brass has been touting all the while that they won’t draftfor need, instead they opt for the best available player.Well, the worlds of need and talent collided in Arizona’s first rounddraft pick when they selected Notre Dame wide receiver MichaelFloyd with the 13th overall selection of the 2012 NFL Draft.“We got a player who can change field position very quickly, andwhen you couple that with the guys we already have – Larry, Andreand Early – we feel like it gives us a very good receiving corps,”Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday night. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories “There’s been a lot of talk about us needing a number two (receiver)and we’ve said all along that we felt like we’ve had some goodyoung players and we’ve added another player to that mix who’sphysical, fast, big and can make some of those back shouldercatches and red zone plays.”Floyd starred for four years at Notre Dame, and leaves South Bendas the school’s all-time leading receiver with 271 catches. But healso had a tumultuous stay in South Bend that included an arrestfor DUI and a team suspension. Apparently, those did not serve asred flags for the Cardinals’ organization during their pre-draft visitwith Floyd.“One of the things that stood out to me was his honesty,”Whisenhunt said. “We asked him some pretty tough questionsabout his past and he was very honest.“We emphasized the importance to him about some of our playersand how important they are to the community and what types ofrole models they are.”The immediate thought by most Cardinal fans when Floyd’s namewas called was how Floyd would be able to learn from Pro Bowlreceiver Larry Fitzgerald. But Floyd will help Fitz and others as well. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “It gives us another target, which we think will help take pressureoff the quarterback,” Whisenhunt said. “Obviously, we’re excitedabout potentially taking pressure off of Larry. A lot of defenses arescheming to try and do that.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more