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Dec
2

Four Arrested in Portugal Citizenship Fraud Case

first_imgFollowing a major international operation, four members of a ring that facilitated acquisition of Portuguese citizenship for Indian citizens through fraudulent paperwork were arrested in Lisbon. The four members, natives of Mozambique and India, were given jail terms between three and six years after raids were conducted in several countries, SEF, Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Service, said.The acquisition of Portuguese citizenship allowed Indian citizens to migrate and settle in Europe. Under Portuguese citizenship law, those born in their colonies, such as Goa, and Daman and Diu, before Dec. 19, 1961 can apply for citizenship. The facility extends to their children. It has been taken up by thousands of people from the former colony in recent years. This loophole was what fraudulent networks took advantage of.“The actions of the defendants aimed at raising Indian clients willing to pay monetary amounts in order to obtain Portuguese nationality. The network provided the necessary false documentation, including birth certificates from Goa, Daman and Diu,” SEF said in a statement earlier this month.The ring reportedly charged nearly 30,000 Euros per person, and reportedly allowed entire families to avail of its fraudulent services.“There was abundant evidence that many of those who acquired Portuguese nationality had identities different from those with which they fraudulently applied to claim Portuguese nationality,” the SEF said. “It was proved that the defendants organized themselves with the objective of obtaining economic profits with the processing and instruction of requests for Portuguese citizenship by citizens of Indian origin, making use of the documents required by law if necessary.”The investigation into the network began after authorities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom reported arrival of a large number of Portuguese citizens of Indian origin. These citizens had already requested for visa to these countries with their true identity.The international operation resulted in seizure of a large number of documents, computer equipment, mobile phones, a car, credit cards, about 20,000 Euros, and a significant amount of gold and jewelry.About 28,000 India-born UK residents with Portuguese nationality live in areas such as London, Swindon and Leicester, according to Britain’s Office for National Statistics, the Hindustan Times reported, adding that the Portuguese media quote a figure that is twice the size.These citizens are part of the Brexit discourse on the stay of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom after its exit from the EU. Related ItemsDaman and DiuGoaPortugallast_img read more

Nov
27

Woman’s 4-hour plank breaks world record

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP SCHEDULE: 2019 Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals series She outlasted the Guinness World record of 3 hours and 31 minutes achieved by Maria Kalimera of Cyprus on September 2015. Glowacka is seeking to get her record recognized by Guinness World Records.Glowacka shared pictures and videos from the event to beat Longest Abdominal Female Plank on her Instagram. Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico PLAY LIST 01:14Giant teddy bear breaks Guinness World Records in Mexico00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Glowacka trained with American George E. Hood who planked for 10 hours and 10 minutes last June. The Guinness World Record for a man in an abdominal plank position clocks in at 8 hours and 1 minute, as achieved by Mao Weidong from China in 2016. JBRELATED STORIES:Advanced Yoga Poses Every Beginner Should Challenge Themselves To HitEthiopia’s Samuel Tefera sets indoor world record in 1,500m4,999 Pinoy bikers fail to set Guinness world record in Clark Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It was so lovely to see my family, friends and so many supporters from close and fare that helps me to hold strong till the ending line!” she said. One of her fans was her brother who traveled 24 hours just to cheer her on. A look at Glowacka’s Instagram account shows her planking anywhere in the world where she could stretch out her body  — in playground bars, tables and ledges. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Planks may look deceivingly easy, but anyone who has tried it will know it is a true test of total body and core strength.Lasting minutes is already an impressive feat, but one woman from Canada endured for hours to beat the Guinness World Record for Longest Abdominal Female Plank.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Fitness enthusiast and yoga instructor Dana Glowacka held firm for 4 hours and 20 minutes at the First International Plank Training Conference in Naperville, Illinois on May 18. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Nov
26

Steven Smith instills Mitchell Starc fear in West Indies, South Africa

first_imgAustralia captain Steve Smith has warned both the West Indies and South Africa that fit-again left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc could prove a handful during next month’s tri-nation series in the Caribbean. (Starc to be at peak fitness)Starc has not played since last November when he picked up a foot injury and was forced to undergo surgery. He subsequently missed the tour of New Zealand and the Twenty20 World Cup but is now back to full fitness and will be part of the squad which departs for the Caribbean shortly, reports CMC.”It’s nice to have Mitchell Starc back bowling the way he is. He’s looking fresh and bowling at good pace,” Smith said prior to the squad’s departure on Monday.”Hopefully, some of the South African and West Indies batsmen are a little bit scared at the moment.”RECORD IN SIGHTThe 26-year-old Starc has taken 90 wickets from 46 One-Day Internationals and needs just 10 more in six games to become the fastest-ever to 100 wickets.Prior to his injury, he was outstanding in last year’s Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, leading all bowlers with 22 wickets at 10 runs apiece.STRONG PACE ATTACKIn the upcoming series, he will lead a strong pace attack that includes the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and John Hastings.”It’s exciting to have him back and hopefully he can have some success straight away, or pick up where he left off,” Smith said.”The set of skills he brings to the game, he knows what he’s doing 100 per cent of the time. He’s that banker ? it’s nice to have him back.”advertisementThe tri-nations series will run from June 3-26 and will be played the National Stadium in Guyana, Warner Park in St Kitts and Kensington Oval in Barbados.Australia open their campaign on June 5 against the West Indies.last_img read more

Nov
26

SPORT-MCCULLUM 2 LAST

first_imgThe former wicket-keeper-batsman also detailed his The former wicket-keeper-batsman also detailed his experience of presenting evidence in a court of law. “Needless to say, by the time I sat in the witness box in London in October 2015, I had made three statements in relation to the issues. “The second statement was requested by the ICCs anti-corruption unit much later on – a clear indication that my first statement was inadequate – but how on earth could I have known that. As a player I had reported an approach – and it was recorded sparsely by the person I reported to.” McCullum then offered some advice to the ICC on how to deal with player revelations. “I think players deserve better from the ICC and that, in the future, the evidence-gathering exercise has to be much more thorough, more professional. “In my opinion, a person taking a statement should ensure that the witness is advised about what may occur – that if evidence were to be given in the future and the witness did not put everything in that initial statement or changed what they said in any way, then this would likely impact on their credibility.” “When I made my first statement to the ICC, my impression was that it would be put in the bottom draw and never see the light of day again. No attempt was made to illicit a full and comprehensive statement from me on that occasion.” McCullum also mentioned that how his evidence was leaked to the media. “I do wish that the ICC had handled my initial approach more professionally for the reasons I have given. No witness who has provided evidence to the ICC should ever have to go through such a scenario again. “The leak has never been explained to me; to my knowledge no one has been held accountable and, in those circumstances, it is difficult to have confidence in the ICC.” PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Nov
17

Lamborghini sees India among top 10 global markets in 5 yrs

first_imgPune, Sep 27 (PTI) Italian super sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini expects India to break into its top ten global markets in the next five years with its new SUV Urus, set to help drive up volumes in the country, a top company official said Thursday. The company, which sold 26 units in India last year, expects to double that in the next two years, with Urus drawing a complete new set of buyers. “India is not yet in the top ten markets of Lamborghini, but I see huge potential here to beat some of those already in the list,” Automobili Lamborghini CEO Asia Pacific Matteo Ortenzi told PTI here. When asked by when India can break into top ten global markets of Lamborghini, he said, “In my opinion in the mid-term, say five years, we have a good opportunity to be there.” In 2017, Lamborghini’s top ten global markets were the US, Japan, the UK, Greater China, Germany, Canada, Middle East, Australia, France and Monaco, and Italy. While the US sold 1,095 units, Italy at tenth position sold 119 units last year. Bullish on the Indian market, Ortenzi said the company’s products, coupled with India’s economic growth and rapidly improving infrastructure, “gives us the opportunity in three to four years to be in a different level than the one we are in today”. With the launch of the Urus at a starting price of Rs 3.1 crore, the company has expanded its portfolio which includes Huracan and Aventador models. Stating that the company has already sold out the Urus for this year and first half of 2019 in India, he said the super SUV has attracted a new set of customers due to its functionality.advertisement “Globally, around 70 per cent of Urus customers are new to the Lamborghini brand. In India it is 68 per cent,” Ortenzi said. Lamborghini India head Sharad Agarwal said, “Urus is creating a new segment. It is drawing customers from super luxury, luxury and premium segments. The pie from where customers of Urus is coming is around 500 customers.” The company has started deliveries of the Urus in India. It has an average of six to nine months of waiting period from date of order. The size of Indian niche super sports car segment, comprising two-door models priced upwards of Rs 2.2 crore with power of 400 ps, stood at around 70 units in 2017. Apart from Lamborghini, the other super luxury players include Ferrari, Aston Martin, Audi R8 and Mercedes AMG GT-R. PTI RKL ANSANSlast_img read more

Nov
17

Hoddle’s family grateful for well wishes after legend’s heart attack

first_imgLondon, Oct 30 (AFP) Glenn Hoddle’s family have revealed their gratitude for the outpouring of support for the Tottenham legend since he suffered a heart attack on Saturday.Hoddle collapsed on his 61st birthday shortly before he was due to go on air as a pundit for BT Sport.He was airlifted to hospital and reportedly underwent surgery to insert three stents.After being described as being in a “serious condition” on Sunday, Hoddle was said to be awake, sitting up in bed and speaking to his family on Monday.The former England manager was reported to have been moved out of intensive care as he continued his recovery.”Glenn and his family are overwhelmed by the best wishes sent from Tottenham Hotspur staff, players, ex-players and most importantly all our tremendous supporters since he was taken ill on Saturday,” the statement from the Hoddle family read on Tottenham’s official Twitter account.”It has been a huge comfort to have your support and memories to lift us all at such a difficult time, so thank you.” Widely considered as one of the best English players of his generation, Hoddle won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in 1984 during a 12-season career with Tottenham.He later moved to Monaco, winning the French title in 1987-88.Hoddle, who made 53 appearances for England, had two player-manager spells with Swindon and Chelsea before being handed the role as England boss.After a last 16 exit to Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, he lost his job the following year after controversial remarks he made suggesting disabled people were paying the price for sins in past lives in an interview with The Times.advertisementHoddle went onto manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves for short spells before opening a football academy and moving into punditry. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

Nov
16

No further role for Harendra Singh

first_imgHockey India has written to the Sports Authority of India to relieve Harendra Singh and revert him to his parent cadre (Air India) as he is “not interested in Indian hockey” anymore.Mail Today has learnt the latest letter to SAI comes after a series of exchanges in a social media group featuring Harendra Singh in it. In it, comments made by the former men’s national coach have been bold where Harendra has said in one post “goodbye to Indian hockey.”A source in Hockey India said, “when Harendra himself is not interested in pursuing the junior coach’s job, there is no point in continuing with it.”Last week, Hockey India had sacked Harendra as men’s team coach and given him the option to work with the junior team. This was after the high-performance review committee had spoken to the people concerned, including Harendra.The Hockey India website has advertised for the men’s coach and it is open till January 31. “We expect many foreign coaches to apply and once the names come in, we will take it to the next level. Coaches are willing to come and India is seen as a country which can pay reasonably well,” said an official.The process may take time but Hockey India is not in a hurry to hire a foreign coach. “The experiment with an Indian coach has not worked and looking at the future, a foreign coach was considered the best option. India has to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and also prepare for the Olympics proper. The Asian Games was a letdown and there is no way compromises can be made,” added the Hockey India official.advertisementJude Felix is expected to continue as junior coach, though Hockey India is not too happy with his performance as well.Also Read | Hockey India to advertise for senior coach, Harendra Singh offered charge of junior teamAlso Read | India need to develop world class drag-flickers: Former hockey captain Dilip TirkeyAlso Read | Hockey India open for foreign coachlast_img read more

Oct
26

College Football Coach’s Epic Bowl Game Rant Is Going Viral

first_imgA football resting by the pylon at the Temple Owls gamePHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)Four days ago, Ed Foley served as Temple’s assistant head coach, and coached the tight ends and special teams for the program. Second in command to former head coach Geoff Collins, Foley generally stayed out of the headlines during his years at Temple.Until this week. Foley, who was named interim head coach after Collins left for Georgia Tech, went on an incredible rant about the team’s upcoming bowl game against Duke.In addition to touting the team’s game against Duke, Foley raved about the team Temple has this year. Just listen to him talk about the group of kids the Owls have.Temple interim HC Ed Foley is more excited to be in Shreveport than any person in human history (via @Temple_FB) pic.twitter.com/1XXTtchpzS— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 11, 2018How can you not want to play for a coach like that?Temple and Duke meet in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 27.last_img read more

Oct
18

3 arrested for diverting alcohol supplies to black market

first_imgNew Delhi: Three people, including an imported liquor supplier, have been arrested in connection with diverting alcohol supplies to black market, an official of the Delhi government’s Excise Department said. The accused included Amit Agarwal and his employee Bhupesh, and a third person, Harcharan Singh. They were arrested in connection with a case registered at the Moti Nagar police station, Assistant Commissioner of Police of Excise Intelligence Bureau of the Department Alok Kumar said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Sources said the imported liquor was sold illegally in Defence Colony area and neighbouring localities. The wine bottles, priced at around Rs 1,600 from Argentina and Chile, were sold at half prices by the accused. “An input was received regarding supply of imported liquor to clubs, bars, farmhouses and other customers by a custom bond owner. Working on the input, the EIB busted the racket,” Kumar said in a statement. Two vehicles and 20 boxes of imported liquor were seized from the accused, he said. Agarwal has three custom godown of imported liquor at the Okhla Industrial Area. He used to place “fake orders” of imported liquor and then diverted consignment to black market with the co-accused, the officer added.last_img read more

Oct
14

Iqaluit celebrates the return of daylight 6 minutes at a Tyme

first_imgSteve MongeauAPTN National News After a long winter, the people of Iqaluit, held their annual festival to mark the arrival of spring.A very welcome time of year in the Nunavut capital.smongeau@aptn.calast_img

Oct
12

Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11

first_imgWashington: President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. The video pulls a snippet of Omar’s speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she described the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as “some people did something,” as well as news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. Trump tweeted, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” Omar’s remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the congresswoman, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks on American soil that killed nearly 3,000 people and pointed the U.S. toward war. Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video includes her full quote or the context of her comments. Omar told CAIR in Los Angeles that many Muslims saw their civil liberties eroded after the attacks, and she advocated for activism. “For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said in the March 23 speech, according to video posted online. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR was founded in 1994, according to its website, but its membership increased dramatically after the attacks. Many Republicans and conservative outlets expressed outrage at Omar’s remarks. “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,'” tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, a retired Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in 2012 in an explosion in Afghanistan. “Here’s your something,” the New York Post blared on its cover beneath a photograph of the flaming towers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she wants to hear from Omar about the comment, but the Minnesota Democrat doesn’t seem to be backing down. Omar tweeted a quote from former President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks, when he said: “‘The people and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” “Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar tweeted. “What if he was a Muslim.” A pair of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates waded into the debate to condemn Trump’s tweet and to stand with Omar. “She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we,” Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted. “The president is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman and an entire group of Americans based on their religion,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote, also on Twitter. Omar has repeatedly pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory over Israel and the power of the Jewish state’s influence in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she isn’t criticizing Jews. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested that American supporters of Israel “pledge allegiance” to a foreign country. Her comments sparked an ugly episode among House Democrats when they responded with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism became a broader declaration against all forms of bigotry.last_img read more

Oct
8

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc revenues up 11 per cent in Q2

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says revenues grew nearly 11 per cent in its second quarter, helped by stronger sales of mattresses and accessories.The Toronto-based retailer, which returned to the public markets last month after seven years as a private company, posted revenues of $102.5 million in the quarter, compared with $92.7 million a year earlier.The stronger results were mainly from growth of 7.7 per cent in same-store sales, an industry barometer that tracks locations open more than a year.Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc slumps in trading debut after $300-million IPOSleep Country wakes up to the joys of public markets — againOn an adjusted basis, net income increased 91 per cent to $7.5 million from $3.9 million.Mattress sales increased 9.8 per cent, while accessory revenue grew 14.5 per cent, it said.The financial results reflect the business of Sleep Country Canada Inc. before it was acquired by the holding company as part of its initial public offering.“The company is well-positioned to continue to produce growth, by both increasing same store sales and expanding our store network,” said CEO David Friesema in a statement late Wednesday.“We intend to cost-effectively open between eight and 12 new stores annually over the next five to seven years.”Sleep Country owns and operates 218 stores across Canada under its own name and the Dormez-Vous? banner.The Canadian Press read more

Oct
7

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

LONDON — British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week.Hammond said Sunday that Johnson’s vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal is “not something that I could ever sign up to.”He is the third minister within a week to quit or say they will resign in order to try to block a no-deal Brexit. Economists say leaving the EU without a deal would cause Britain economic turmoil.Johnson is the strong favourite to win a two-person runoff to lead the Conservative Party and the country. The winner is being announced Tuesday, with the victor taking over from Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

Oct
3

Fox News copresident Bill Shine is out

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O’Reilly and a top financial executive.Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longtime Ailes lieutenant was considered vulnerable because of claims that he looked the other way as charges of toxic workplace behaviour piled up, with some believing that the network would never truly be able to move on without him and other Ailes loyalists.His leadership experience learned at Ailes’ feet was considered invaluable for the top-rated cable network, and Shine had been named co-president with Jack Abernethy upon Ailes’ departure. Abernethy, who has spent much of his time at Fox working with Fox-owned broadcast stations and not the news channel, remains. Fox also said that it was promoting two other executives, Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, into more prominent newsroom roles.In a memo to Fox News staffers, Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, said “sadly, Bill Shine resigned today. I know Bill was respected and liked by everybody at Fox News. We will all miss him.”“Fox News continues to break both viewing and revenue records, for which I thank you all,” Murdoch wrote. “I am sure we can do even better.”When New York magazine wrote last week that Shine was possibly in danger, it prompted Fox’s Sean Hannity to leap to his defence on Twitter. Shine began working at Fox with Hannity, whose show is the only remaining prime-time program of Fox’s long-running powerhouse prime-time lineup following O’Reilly’s firing and Megyn Kelly’s departure to NBC News.If Shine was leaving, “that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done,” Hannity tweeted last week. He had no immediate reaction on Monday.Ailes and O’Reilly have denied the harassment allegations made against them. One of the women who accused Ailes, Julie Roginsky, also blamed Fox’s management for trying to cover up for him in a complaint made to New York City’s Human Rights Commission.She said that in a meeting in December, Shine told her he didn’t believe the allegations against Ailes until recently. Her lawsuit alleges that Shine and other Fox executives “kept Ailes’s conduct secret and enabled it.”A lawsuit that accuses Fox’s fired former comptroller, Judith Slater, of racial discrimination, is now up to 13 plaintiffs. Slater denies the charges, but the lawyer who represents the people claiming discrimination has called for Fox to clean house of its management.Attorney Douglas Wigdor on Monday called Shine’s departure “long overdue.” He’s got his eye on more, specifically naming Fox’s top lawyer, Dianne Brandi, as someone who looked the other way while Slater’s behaviour continued. Fox has denied the allegations against Brandi. Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2017 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated May 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday, May 1, that Shine, a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) read more

Oct
2

Syria Besieged Palestinians in refugee camp will likely go hungry UN agency

“UNRWA’s distribution of food to civilian families in Yarmouk last took place on 23 May. The most recent…distribution of hygiene kits was on 7 June,” Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said in a news release today. “This lengthy break in food distribution is of great concern to UNRWA as it raises the likelihood of civilians going hungry in Yarmouk,” he said, spotlighting the difficulties the agency has had trying to reach the more than 18,000 refugees following reports that a ceasefire had been reached in the camp on 21 June between the Syrian authorities and armed groups.Today, Mr. Gunness said civilian residents of Yarmouk continue to contend with grave humanitarian conditions. “UNRWA is urgently to seek a resumption of its humanitarian activities inside Yarmouk and is appealing to the parties to the 21 June agreement to make this resumption possible.” While the agency stands ready to implement a rapid humanitarian response to address the immediate and longer term needs of the civilians inside the camp, Mr. Gunness said that in the meantime: “The days have turned into weeks the weeks are turning into months. We have been transformed into silent witnesses to a human catastrophe in Yarmouk.” Prior to the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, Yarmouk, in a Damascus suburb, was home to over 160,000 Palestine refugees. Since December 2012, fighting has caused at least 140,000 Palestine refugees to flee their homes in Yarmouk, as armed opposition groups established a presence in the area, with Government forces controlling the periphery. read more

Sep
28

Ohio State mens lacrosses postseason run ends in 1513 loss at Denver

On Saturday, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team ended its 2015 campaign with a loss to the No. 4 Denver Pioneers, 15-13, in the NCAA quarterfinals.Inside the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, the Buckeyes (12-7) took a quick 7-1 lead in the first 18 minutes of action. However, success for the Buckeyes wouldn’t last as Denver (15-2) struck back with nine unanswered goals to lead the Pioneers to their third consecutive NCAA semifinals.Although the Buckeye attack had success early, DU goalie Ryan LaPlante made 13 saves to hold the Buckeye offense. But it was senior attacker Wesley Berg who would lead the Pioneers to victory, scoring six goals while contributing one assist.OSU senior midfielder Jesse King was the main contributor for the Buckeyes, scoring three goals and handling three assists.“It comes down to possessing the ball and that’s what we did a really good job of in the first quarter,” King said. “We were scoring on probably 50 percent of our possessions. Then you get unlucky and you don’t get a couple of ground balls that you want and Denver starts getting them, and that’s when things went wrong.”King, along with 11 other seniors, will be leaving the Buckeyes after leading OSU into the new era of Big Ten lacrosse. The group had been a part of 32 wins over the last four years, leading the Buckeyes to two NCAA quarterfinal matchups.The unseeded Buckeyes fell to 0-3 all-time in NCAA quarterfinals after previously losing in 2008 and 2013. read more

Sep
24

CMS Cepcor integrates Baguley Precision Engineers at new technical centre

first_imgCMS Cepcor has announced that Baguley Precision Engineers, the wholly-owned UK manufacturing subsidiary business of CMS Cepcor, has been transferred into their Precision Services Division. With recent investment in new premises in Coalville to accommodate a new technical centre, the company has made the decision to transfer all Baguley personnel into the newly formed Precision Services Division; subsequently relocating all machining services from Burton-on-Trent to the new technical centre.The new technical centre represents a substantial investment in new premises, and CNC manufacturing capability, which will further enhance the manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities in Coalville and offers greatly improved manufacturing efficiency for the company. CMS Cepcor has also confirmed that all skilled engineering staff have been retained and further recruitment of skilled CNC operator/programmers is currently underway. The company’s approved facilities include CNC, milling, turning, boring, slotting, grinding, drilling, pressing, welding, co-ordinate measuring, material testing and assembly. Chris Sydenham – Technical Director, commented, “The recent transfer of Baguley into the Precision Services Division and our recent business expansion, will mark the beginning of a new manufacturing chapter for the company which will also provide further opportunities for our supply partners.”The new technical centre, which will be formally commissioned during the first quarter of 2013 is located at Samson Road on Hermitage Industrial Estate in Coalville, Leicestershire. CMS Cepcor has also again been awarded preferred supplier status, covering replacement crusher parts and manganese crusher liners and service by major quarrying group, Aggregate Industries. CMS Cepcor has held preferred supplier status in the UK since 2006, supplying a wide range of crusher services, crusher repairs, premium replacement crusher spare parts and premium manganese crusher liners.last_img read more

Sep
22

Veszprem celebrate the 22nd Championship trophy

handball hungarykezilabda handballmvm mkb veszpremPick SzegedSzegedveszprem Over 3.500 fans in Szeged witnessed the celebration of Veszprem’s 22nd Championship title! The best Hungarian team from the West showed once again that is absolutely unstopable on domestic level. Antonio Carlos Ortega’s squad beat Pick Szeged 28:24 (13:13) in the second match of the Play-Off Final, after easy victory at home. That was enough for 2:0 in final series, celebration and start of preparation for the “grand final” of the season – VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne on May 31 and June 1.Pick Szeged-MKB-MVM Veszprém 24-28 (13-13)Pick Szeged: Mikler – Mindegía 1, Ancsin 5, Ilyés 4, Blazevic, Zubai 2, Vadkerti. Csere: Tati (kapus), Balogh 2, Parrondo 2, Laszica, Vranjes, Larholm 1/1, Prce 5, Kekezovics 2, Veszprém: Alilovic – Iváncsik , Nagy L. 7, Ruesga 3, Ilics 6/2, Sulic 4, Ugalde 2. Csere: Terzic, Schuch, Vilovszki, Gulyás 2, Iváncsik G. 3. Result: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, 8-10, 9-10, 10-10, 10-11, 11-11, 11-12, 12-12, 13-12, 13-13.14-13, 14-14, 14-15, 14-16, 15-16, 15-17, 16-17, 16-18, 17-18, 18-18, 18-19, 18-20, 19-20, 19-21, 20-21, 20-22, 21-22, 21-23, 21-24, 22-24, 22-25, 23-25, 23-26, 23-27, 24-27, 24-28. ← Previous Story Viborg HK win Cup Winners Cup! Next Story → H 65 Hoor win Women’s Challenge Cup! read more

Sep
21

Video shows off new iPhone screen dimensions and other juicy details

first_imgThe rumors surrounding the new iPhone are pretty rampant. One of the things that have been fairly universal about the rumors is that the new iPhone is getting a larger screen. Specifically, that the new iPhone is going to have a taller screen. The screen is one place that Apple has been careful to consistently improve upon, so it is no surprise to hear that the next iPhone will be larger, thinner, and stronger. In fact, that’s exactly what this laboratory video demonstrates.The guys at ETrade Supply have gotten their mitts on what they are telling everyone is the glass front panel to the new iPhone. The screen is taller, thinner, and stronger than the iPhone 4S screen. We’ve alreaady had a glimpse of the new iPhone casing fully assembled, but this video offers much more detail on the front glass panel. In the video, they thoroughly measure the new panel compared right next to an iPhone 4S screen, and you can clearly see there’s a difference. If this is the panel to the new iPhone, we’re looking at a 4.065-inch screen on this device.It is yet unclear as to how this new screen size will affect things like apps and the overall layout to iOS. The screen size of the previous generation iPhones have been one of the major factors in users deciding to move away from the platform, so it will be interesting to see if the new 4″ screen size is enough to send people back to Apple from whatever device they are using now.last_img read more

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Car crashes into tree near I5 exit for Battle Ground

first_imgA car heading north on Interstate 5 Wednesday morning left the freeway and crashed into a tree.The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. near the exit for state Highway 502, the exit to Battle Ground. Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said the car veered off the east side of the freeway and hit a tree, which flipped the car onto its top. Besides firefighters, Washington State Patrol and Washington State Department of Transportation also responded.The driver, whose name was not released, was pinned in the vehicle.“It turned into a difficult extrication,” Dawdy said.The car had to be cut away from the driver. However, Dawdy said, it would’ve been a lot worse if the man hadn’t worn a seat belt. The driver was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.At one point, a lane of I-5 was blocked, which clogged northbound traffic for about 45 minutes.last_img read more