first_imgNews January 13, 2021 Find out more November 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation demanded of visa refusal for British journalist Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific to go further News Newscenter_img Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today criticised the Sri Lankan government’s refusal to renew the visa of Paul Harris, of the British Daily Telegraph, who is being forced to leave the country after a campaign of intimidation.The organisation regretted that the authorities had given no reason for their refusal and called on foreign minister Tyronne Fernando to renew the visa without delay.  Harris, who is also correspondent in Sri Lanka for the geopolitical magazine Jane’s Intelligence Review, said he was leaving the country on 8 November on the advice of the British embassy.He has worked in Sri Lanka since last November and had routinely applied for an annual visa renewal on 30 September.  The government did not respond and has since refused to explain its attitude.Harris told Reporters Without Borders he was being targeted for his critical reporting of peace negotiations between the government and the Tamil Tiger separatists, who he said may have pressured the government not to renew his visa.He was asked to speak publicly to opposition members of parliament after he wrote an article in Jane’s Intelligence Review in May.  He was subsequently called an “agent of the British MI5 intelligence service” by minister Rajitha Senaratne.A week later, the government ordered a secret investigation of him, Harris said.  Staff at his hotel were questioned, his room searched and his movements closely watched. For the past week, he had been intimidated and harassed by armed men. RSF_en Organisation News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Detectives investigating a shooting incident in the Sevenoaks area of Derry on Tuesday morning have arrested a 50 year old man.He was arrested in the City last night, on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody at this time.Reports were received shortly after 7am on Tuesday morning, of a number of shots being fired in the Sevenoaks area.At this time police believe a silver coloured Peugeot car rammed into a black car as it drove near the entrance to Sevenoaks.A number of shots are then believed to have been fired at the driver of the black car who managed to leave the area and drive to a local police station. There have been no reports of any injuries. The silver Peugeot was abandoned and set alight at Lincoln Court a short time after the incident.Detectives continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Sevenoaks or Lincoln Court areas on Tuesday morning and who witnessed any of the incidents or anyone who has any information which could assist with the investigation to contact detectives at Strand Road on 101. Previous articleIrish Water told to tackle ‘dilapidated’ Eddie Fullerton DamNext articleSt Johnston break-in linked to silver car seen acting suspiciously News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Man arrested over shooting incident in Derry Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, Utah golfers Nathan Wunderli and Jordan Costello were named to the All-Pac-12 Golf All-Academic Team, the league announced.Wunderli, a junior out of Sandy, Utah, was named a first-team all-academic selection for a second-straight season, registered a combined 3.80 GPA and is an economics major. Wunderli competed in seven events this past season, posting a 74.7 strokes-per-round average and tallied three Top-50 finishes, posting five rounds at par or better.Costello, a native of Pinedale, Wyo., is a sophomore and earned the first all-academic accolade of his career, with an honorable mention selection in 2017-18.Costello played in all 11 events for the Utes this season, registering four Top-25 finishes and a 73.1 strokes-per-round average on the year.He carded a season-best 3-under par, finishing in a tie for 14th at the John Burns Intercollegiate in February. He tallied 14 rounds at par or better this season.This commemorates the third consecutive season to feature at least two Utah golfers earning all-academic honors in the Pac-12.Furthermore, this is the golf team’s 12th academic all-honor overall since joining the Pac-12 in 2011-12. Tags: All-Academic Team/Jordan Costello/Nathan Wunderli/Pac 12/Utah Men’s Golf Written by May 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Two Ute Golfers Named To All-Pac-12 Academic Teamslast_img read more

first_img USS Harry S. Truman completes sea trials Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Harry S. Truman U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) wrapped up five days of sea trials returning to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk on July 25.This was Truman’s first time underway in nearly a year, as the ship underwent a planned incremental availability (PIA), which began last September, .“Sea trials is a five-day underway that pushes the limits of the ship; a true shakedown,” said Truman’s Executive Officer Capt. Cassidy Norman. “Everything we’ve done for the past year has been building up to this moment. I’m proud to finally have our ship back out on the waterfront.”Team Truman navigated through the sea trials checklist completing a number of evolutions, including small boat recoveries, testing aqueous film-forming foam sprinkler systems, high-speed turns, catapult testing and a simulated replenishment-at-sea alongside USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13).Since the shipyard period, Truman Sailors have also overcome testing on their ability to perform in various areas such as damage control, deck seamanship and flight deck operations, which are viable, simulated scenarios that can occur while at sea.“This is our first time back out on the Atlantic since we pulled in to start the maintenance period a little under a year ago,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Kurt C. Trammell II. “We completed more than 300 hours of shipboard evolutions during the five days at sea. Our ship and her crew were pushed to their limits while we were out there, but we came out on top.”center_img July 26, 2017 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Harry S. Truman completes sea trials last_img read more

first_img Woman suspected in triple stabbing in Warsaw charged with murder By Jon Zimney – December 18, 2020 0 492 Twitter Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Jail) The woman suspected in a triple stabbing in Warsaw that claimed one life has been charged with murder.Prosecutors say Matthew Lucas, 42, died after being stabbed in the neck, face and chest in the midst of a fight. Two others were hospitalized.The suspect, Vickie Wooldridge, took off from the scene but was found hiding in a dumpster.She also faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery with substantial risk of death, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon and battery by means of a deadly weapon. Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Previous articleAnti-face mask rally to take place in Elkhart County on FridayNext articleNeed for information, search for suspect continues after double shooting in Mishawaka’s Central Park Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

first_imgFeasibility studies projects must be led by a business or a research and technology organisation businesses must work with at least one SME. Research and technology organisations must work with at least 2 partners, including one SME we expect projects to range in size from £100,000 to £500,000 and to last between 3 and 12 months businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs projects must be led by a business or a research and technology organisation businesses must work with at least one SME. Research and technology organisations must work with at least 2 partners, including one SME we expect projects to range in size from £500,000 to £15 million and to last up to 30 months businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs Innovate UK has up to £25 million to invest in new automotive battery technologies that help to build the vehicle battery supply chain in the UK.Supporting the Industrial StrategyThis funding is the latest in government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Faraday Battery Challenge.The Faraday Battery Challenge is a £246 million investment over 4 years. It will support the development of safe, cost-effective, durable, lighter weight, high-performing and recyclable batteries in the UK.It forms part of government’s Sector Deal with the automotive industry. This is a joint commitment to work together and invest in areas of UK strength, including connected and autonomous vehicles, battery technology and ultra-low and zero emission vehicles. cost reduction at the cell and pack level increasing energy and power density eliminating thermal runaway risks for enhanced safety lengthening cell and pack life broadening the temperature ranges that a pack efficiently operates at new models to better predict range and battery health improving recyclability innovation in cell, module and pack production integration of cells into modules, packs and vehicles battery management systems enabling fast charging projects that stimulate and broaden innovation in the manufacture, performance and supply of materials Research and development Competition informationThere are 2 competitions. Up to £23 million is available for collaborative research and development. A further £2 million is available for feasibility studies. Read about some of the winning projects from the first round of Faraday Battery Challenge innovation funding.center_img Aim is to make UK a global leaderBatteries for future electric vehicles are seen as a major opportunity for UK businesses.Projects in this competition must support the challenge’s aim to make the UK a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of batteries.Areas that could attract funding include: Find out more about the competition for research and development funding and apply. the competitions open on 22 January 2018, and the deadline is 28 March 2018 briefing events will be held in London, Newcastle and Cardiff throughout January and February Find out more about the Industrial Strategy. Find out more about the competition for feasibility funding and apply. Read the announcement on the Automotive Sector Deal.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story HarvardX, the campuswide endeavor to support faculty innovation in the use of technology in teaching & research, has announced its course and module proposal cycles.Harvard faculty interested in developing HX courses or modules should begin by completing the brief proposal form. Composed of guiding questions, the exercise is designed to help refine a chosen topic, define a general structure, and identify appropriate resources.In addition, the HarvardX Faculty Committee created additional information to ensure that HarvardX courses, modules, and related content offer excellence and high quality and are reflective of Harvard’s values, priorities, and intellectual breadth and depth.Deadlines for upcoming proposal cycles are: July 15, 2013, September 15, 2013, and January 3, 2014.last_img read more

first_imgWednesday night, the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) held its second annual “ACE Night” information session for students considering applying for the post-graduate teaching organization. Students who participate in ACE teach during the school year and attend graduate school at Notre Dame during the summer to earn their Master’s degree in education.Senior Margaret Prakel works for ACE as a student intern, and has committed to teaching for two years after graduation.“ACE is a two-year graduate program started by Fr. [Tim] Scully, and it’s a way for recent college graduates to get into the education system and take their education and affect those who are younger,” Prakel said.Fr. Tim Scully, CSC, and Fr. Sean McGraw, CSC, co-founded ACE in 1993, according to the organization’s website. McGraw spoke at Wednesday’s event, recalling his early involvement in the founding of ACE.“Fr. Scully asked me to help him with a ‘little project,’” McGraw said. “I didn’t know him well enough at the time to know he didn’t have ‘little projects.’”In its first year, ACE sent 40 teachers to eight cities in the South, according to McGraw. This year, between 90 and 95 students will be accepted for the program; roughly half of these students will be from Notre Dame, while the others will come from other universities, according to Matt Gelchion, ACE’s recruiting coordinator.Gelchion, who graduated form Notre Dame in 2009 and went on to teach social studies and religious with ACE, spoke briefly about the purpose of “ACE Night.” He said the goal was more to help students ascertain why they would be interested in joining the program, rather than the intricate details of how it works.“We’re hoping tonight not to so much answer the what and where of ACE, not necessarily the locations or exactly what an ACE teacher will do during the summer; we’re trying to answer the why,” Gelchion said. “In other words, why do we believe ACE is so important? Why has this changed our lives? Why do we believe so strongly in this mission?”Gelchion said that the staff hopes to identify students who would be good matches to join the seven seniors who have already committed to ACE through the internship program.“There are three pillars of our program: teacher formation, community and spirituality,” Gelchion said. “We’re looking for candidates who are well-rounded in those three areas. But more than that we’re looking for students who are able to form k-12 students in those same areas, so to form them as learners; to form them as citizens; to form them into people who are going to grow closer to God.“We’re looking for people who will put these students on the path to college and heaven,” he said.John Schoenig, director of teacher formation and education policy, had a specific vision for how to measure the success of the ACE Teaching Fellows.“Everyone has a story,” Schoenig said. “What we do here is change stories, in little and big ways. The one thing we should be measured by is, in 100 years, how many saints came out of this program both from its teachers and from its students.”The presentation also included a video, showcasing several Notre Dame graduates who are first-year “ACErs.”Alumna Mary Kate Veselik, ’14, who is teaching second graders in New Orleans, said that every day brought a unique experience.“It’s fun and challenging,” Veselik said of ACE. “Not matter what, at the end of the day you’ll be challenged, and you’ll come out of it a different person.”Senior intern Grace Carroll ended the evening by describing her own journey that led her to join ACE, citing several teachers whose dedication inspired her to “be for someone else who those people were to [her].”“You cannot help but be inspired by the zeal and enthusiasm of present and former ACErs,” Carroll said.Tags: ACE, ACE Night, Alliance for Catholic Educationlast_img read more

first_imgThe Tallulah River near Clayton, Georgia is a classic in the Southeast paddling scene. This river is an excellent one for many reasons… proximity to Atlanta and Greenville, easy access via a massive metal staircase, five weekends a year of predictable flows released by the dam, beautiful class IV-V whitewater, and now a great festival during the spring releases.I was fortunate to get down to the Tallulah last weekend for two days of paddling and one night of… err festivaling.  It was awesome.  I saw so many faces that I haven’t been able to catch up with through the winter, and the weather and water could not have been better.For those of you who are not familiar with the Tallulah, its marquee feature is a rapid by the name of Oceana.  It is a beast of a rapid, dropping 50 feet down a giant slide, with the majority of the water piling against a rock shelf to create a phenomenon affectionately referred to as “The Thing.”  This shelf explodes whitewater 15 feet into the air, and reminds any prospective paddler that this is not a rapid to be trifled with.  Hitting The Thing would almost certainly result in leg and ankle injury, and there have historically been two lines: one down the center, and one down the far left.Last fall, Pat Keller pioneered a new line from left to right, crossing right in front of The Thing, and skipping into the built-up pool above it like a jet ski.  Check out Pat’s line here: ProLines from Isaac Levinson on Vimeo.This line was on my mind for a few weeks before the Tallulah release, but as many kayakers know, just because Pat can do something does not mean that you can.  Upon reaching that rapid, I scoped out the line for the better part of an hour before finally deciding that I was ready to go for it.  Fortunately for me, there happened to be a 50+ person peanut gallery to witness the carnage should I come up short and crash into The Thing!I came out of the eddy with my hair on fire and drove hard right over the first exploding wave.  From that point onward, I was running by feel, not able to see anything at all.  I felt my boat gain speed at an alarming rate, and took a stroke when I thought I would be hitting the dangerous lateral that could throw you off line.  Fortunately the timing worked, and before I knew it, my Dagger Nomad was skipping safely through the eddy to the right of The Thing, and flying off the last part of the drop in the center of the river.As I landed, I smiled and looked around in celebration, but was immediately slapped back into the safe but powerful hole at the bottom, and beaten for a good 20 seconds!The river will never cease to humble you, even in your most confident moments.  That line made my day, and I bombed down the rest of the river, across the lake, and jogged back up to my car at the putin still riding that buzz.I love kayaking.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantA perennial honoree across reviewers’ “Top 10” lists for multitude reasons, Honda has improved even more on the Accord’s winning recipe, reinforcing its reputation as one of America’s most beloved vehicles and adding new dimensions of quality to this highly praised model.Among the upgrades: structural reinforcements, suspension changes, and new technological advances, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, a second, 7.7-inch screen that can show rearview images or Lane Watch cameras, trip-computer information, turn-by-turn directions, audio data, text messages and phone calls!Critics gush.“The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord has big shoes to fill—its own,” explains Car & Driver. “Consider the Accord’s shoes as nicely filled as ever.”“The 2016 Honda Accord, with its refresh this year, continues to be a top-rated choice in the family sedan class,” states Edmunds.com. “Roomy and high-quality interior; refined and efficient powertrains; exceptional ride and handling balance; quick acceleration; generous standard features; available coupe body style.”Stylish, Roomy and Upgraded: Visit NY Auto Giant today and drive home your very own 2016 Honda Accord!Kelley Blue Book raves about the 2016 Honda Accord’s new, too, highlighting its “more aggressive looks,” “revamped interior” and “broad lineup.”“Honda’s Accord has been a class leader for as long as just about anyone remembers and even though the competition has had a number of refreshes, the current car has soldiered on atop the heap,” reads one of its reviews. “To be honest, though, in our last midsize comparison there were murmurs that some things need to be changed. Mainly, they involved styling as well as minor creature comforts it lacked relative to its rivals.“The company must be listening, for lo and behold, along comes the 2016 Honda Accord with a mid-cycle refresh that gives it bolder looks, better ride and some of those lacking features,” Kelley continues. “Also, in keeping up with the industry’s headlong rush into better connectivity and infotainment, the availability of Apple Carplay and Android Auto.”Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantVisit NY Auto Giant’s Millennium Honda to learn for yourself what all the fuss is about, and drive home your very own stylish, roomy and upgraded 2016 Honda Camry today!last_img read more