Ready to face assembly polls in Tamil Nadu Rajinikanth

first_imgChennai:Tamil ‘superstar’ Rajinikanth Friday said his formal political entry will coincide with the next assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. The remarks virtually reiterate his earlier announcement that he will float a party by the next assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, due in 2021, and contest from all the 234 seats. “Whenever the assembly elections are held,” was the actor’s brief response to a question as to when his political entry was expected. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Asked if he would take a decision based on the outcome of bypolls to 18 assembly segments held on Thursday along with 38 Lok Sabha seats, Rajinikanth said he will respond after the results are out. To a question if the results may lead to assembly polls in the state and whether he would then face them, the actor shot back, “Ready to face, whenever they are held.” The outcome of the bypolls to a total of 22 assembly segments in Tamil Nadu could decide the continuance of the AIADMK government in the state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The bypolls to four other seats will be held on May 19. In the 234-member House, the K Palaniswami government has 113 MLAs, excluding the Speaker. It needs a simple majority of 117 to continue. All eyes are on the outcome of the bypolls, as a loss for the AIADMK could well lead to the next assembly polls. In December 2017, the superstar had announced that he would take the political plunge and contest the next assembly polls in the state whose politics is dominated by Dravidian majors-the DMK and AIADMK. Since he made his announcement on December 31, 2017, speculations had often been rife about the launch of his political party, although ‘Rajini Makkal Mandram’, a forum seen as a forerunner to his political ambitions, is in vogue. Even in the past, the actor had dropped hints of taking the political plunge, but it was only in 2017 that he made a definitive statement on launching his own political party. To a question on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a second term, he said it will be known on May 23, the counting day.last_img read more


Ohio State mens hockey swept by Providence off to programworst start

OSU then-sophomore goalie Christian Frey (30) during a game against Omaha on Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoStarting out the season 0-4 is never a good thing. But trying to find the first win against the defending national champion proved to be a task too tall for the Ohio State men’s hockey team. OSU (0-6) traveled to No. 3 Providence (4-0-1) to take on the Friars for a weekend series and were beaten twice by scores of 2-1 on Friday and 6-4 the following day.In front of a crowd of 3,033 on Friday night — the first time the Buckeyes and the Friars faced off in Rhode Island’s capital city — Providence jumped ahead 15:24 into the first period when senior defenseman Tom Parisi filtered in his first goal of the season assisted by freshman Erik Foley and junior defenseman Anthony Florentino.Florentino found the back of the net himself 6:22 into the middle period to swell the Friar’s lead to 2-0. Senior forward Steven McParland and freshman forward Ryan Tait assisted on the play.Just five minutes later, OSU cut the deficit in half when sophomore forward Matthew Weis scored on the power play.Junior forward David Gust had the assist on the Weis tally. Gust leads the team in points through six games with a goal and five assists.OSU junior netminder Matt Tomkins made 28 saves on 30 shots while the junior guarding the other cage, in Nick Ellis, had 26 saves on 27 shots.The Scarlet and Gray went 1-of-4 with the man advantage, while Providence didn’t score on any of its four opportunities.In the series finale, 2,764 fans checked into Schneider Arena to watch six goals by six different Friars overpower four goals by four different Buckeyes. Providence held a 6-2 lead in the third period following senior forward Mark Jankowski’s third goal of the season at the 6:15 mark, but OSU did try and climb back into it.Weis notched his second lamp-lighter of the weekend with 7:54 left in the game and freshman forward John Wiitala scored his first collegiate goal a mere 31 seconds after that.The two quick tallies were a nice spark for the Buckeyes, but the hole they dug themselves into was too deep to dig out of. OSU, despite taking the loss, outshot Providence 34-32 in the contest.Tomkins and Ellis were again the starters, as Tomkins made 26 stops while Ellis made 30.Penalties cost the Buckeyes dearly in game No. 2. OSU took 10 penalties, three of which were cashed in on by the Friars. Two of the Buckeyes’ goals came via the power play, as OSU went 2-of-6 on the night.Five of OSU’s six losses this season have come by two goals or less. The six losses mark the worst start in program history.The Scarlet and Gray will look for that elusive first win next weekend as they are set to take on Mercyhurst at the Schottenstein Center on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s puck drop is set for 7 p.m. while Saturday’s face-off penciled in to begin at 4 p.m. read more


Ohio State womens track and field has sights set on Nationals

The Ohio State women’s track and field team will look to add to its groundbreaking season at the NCAA East Regional preliminaries, set to begin Thursday in Bloomington, Ind. After claiming both the indoor and outdoor Big Ten Championships, 13 Buckeyes will compete in the qualifying rounds of the NCAA Championships. Leading OSU will be junior sprinter and hurdler Christina Manning, the top seed in the 100-meter hurdles. Manning will also be participating in the 100-meter dash and the 4-by-100-meter relay. Senior Letecia Wright, junior Madison McNary and freshman Chesna Sykes also will compete in the 4-by-100-meter relay. Big Ten outdoor triple jump champion, junior Kelcey McKinney, is the 16th seed and will look to carry momentum from her recent championship into this weekend. Junior sprinter and Big Ten Champion Shaniqua McGinnis is competing in the 400-meter dash. Other Buckeyes competing are Alana Gray, in the 100-meter hurdles; Nyjah Cousar, in the 400-meter hurdles; Ella Birmingham, in the 10,000-meter run; Ashley Galbraith, in the high jump; Norianna Brown, in the shot put; Alexis Thomas and Maggie Mullen, in the hammer throw; and Mullen, in the javelin. After outperforming conference competition at regular-season meets and the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the women’s 4-by-100-meter relay team is set to make a run at nationals. All-American and Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year Manning will anchor the fourth-seeded team in the East preliminaries. Coach Karen Dennis said she has faith in her relay team. “We know that we’ve got four strong runners,” Dennis said. “This team is one of the best relay teams I’ve ever coached.” Competing along with Manning will be Wright and McNary. In her first season, Sykes has adapted well to the competition and attributes her success to her teammates. “I feel like we have consistently ran good times and we work hard at practice and the results are shown at every meet,” Sykes said. “As a freshman, I feel so honored to be on a relay team with Madison, Tish and Christina. They are all amazing role models and runners and they really help the relay come together and win.” During their freshman year at the Big Ten Championship, Manning and Wright fumbled the baton exchange in the 4-by-100-meter relay event. Since then, the team has grown and continued to perform at a high level. “We have this chemistry,” Manning said. “It’s a tight bond there.” Despite the team’s success, Dennis and her athletes aren’t yet satisfied. “I think we’ll come out of the region, and, more importantly, they believe they’re supposed to be out of the region,” Dennis said. “I believe this team has the ability to be on the podium at the national championship.” It’s not just the titles that have made Dennis proud — she said she’s learned as much from her athletes as they have from her. “I think that they are smart,” Dennis said. “I think that they’re highly opinionated. I think that they are confident, and I think that they’re courageous. And that’s what I’m most proud of.” read more


Mourinho Manchester City lack class

first_imgIn a behind-the-scenes documentary that was released this week, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has slammed Premier League rival Manchester City as “disrespectful” and lacking “class”.Amazon’s documentary of Manchester City’s title-winning season allowed a TV crew access to players and managerial staff and offered insight into Pep Guardiola’s locker room. Jose Mourinho has criticised the documentary, according to Daily Mail.“I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie,” Mourinho said.“You can be a rich club and buy all the best players in the world, but you cannot buy class.”However, Manchester City manager Guardiola does not think the documentary affects the club in a negative way.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“When we accept the cameras to be inside for 24 hours a day, that kind of thing can happen,” Guardiola said.“I think there was nothing special. I think the people are going to see how a football team lives behind the scenes.”“The players make the tactics,” he added.“Not my ideas, it’s the players who make the tactics.”last_img read more


Video PSV boss blasts Wembley pitch as s

first_imgPSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel was less than impressed with the state of the Wembley pitch in their 2-1 defeat to TottenhamThe London-based stadium hosted an NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles eight days before Tuesday’s Champions League game.And, despite the best efforts of the Wembley ground staff, Van Bommel showed no compassion in his assessment.“It’s s***, so. You know what I mean, it’s bad,” said Van Bommel, according to Sky Sports.“In Holland, we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. It’s not good, but we are not complaining.“Before we were training on it, and I told the guys after one minute you have to stop and get on with training, get used to the pitch.“Of course, everyone wants the good pitch, but it is not so good, and you have to deal with it.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Defeat on Tuesday night confirmed PSV’s eliminated from the Champions League with just one point from four games in Group B.A Luuk de Jong header had given the Dutch giants an early 1-0 lead, but Harry Kane’s double in the final 12 minutes gave Spurs all three points.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will next host Chelsea at Wembley on November 24 in a Premier League game.💩 Mark van Bommel was not impressed by the Wembley pitch…#TOTPSV #UCLpic.twitter.com/BBZ5ZkmNDX— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) November 7, 2018last_img read more


Higuain arrives in London to complete Chelsea move

first_imgAC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain has arrived in London to begin a medical at ChelseaThis new transfer development comes following Milan’s success in agreeing on a deal with Genoa for star striker Krzysztof Piatek.Despite having only arrived Stadio Luigi Ferraris last summer for €4m from Polish club Cracovia, Piatek’s instant impact in Italian football has earned him plenty of admirers with Milan getting in there first.Sky Sports reports that the Rossoneri have agreed to pay Genoa €35m for Piatek’s transfer following a meeting on Tuesday night between the Italian clubs.The 23-year-old has arrived at Milan to begin his medical examination and a deal should be concluded soon.Now Milan have given Higuain the go-ahead to terminate their loan deal with Juventus so that he can complete a similar deal at Chelsea.The Argentina international reportedly boarded a flight to London from Milan this morning and will take a medical before signing his contract at Chelsea.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to get the deal completed in for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.However, EFL regulations state that the deal must be completed before 13:00 (CET) today in order for Higuain to be eligible for the squad at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.The 31-year-old should be up for the game after being withdrawn from Milan’s 2-0 win over Genoa in Serie A on Monday by coach Gennaro Gattuso.Chelsea will now snap up Higuain for the remainder of this season with the option of extending it for another 12 months upon certain conditions.The 31-year-old Higuain played under Sarri for one season at Napoli, where he scored a record 36 goals in 35 Serie A games during the 2015/16 campaign before completing a €90m transfer to Juventus.This will allow the out-of-favour Alvaro Morata to finally leave London in favour of a move to Atletico Madrid.Gonzalo Higuain will travel to London today ahead of a move to Chelsea, reports @FabrizioRomano 🔜 pic.twitter.com/YFKNZCt6D1— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 23, 2019last_img read more


Zika Education Day TODAY

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 -That Zika Prevention education day is not on Saturday as I had previously reported but actually set for TODAY.Bug repellent will be discounted and these Zika Prevention events, hosted by the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit of the Ministry of Health will be held at Graceway IGA and Smart grocery from 9am to 5pm, TODAY. #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIResults2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img


Blanchard Systems Enhances SendMyAd with Virtual Publisher

first_imgBlanchard Systems, developer of SendMyAd, debuts its editorial solution Virtual Publisher. Virtual Publisher is a book planning and production tool for print and digital editions, and is compatible with Adobe InDesign Plugins.The new product was introduced at Blanchard’s third annual SendMyAd Users meeting. This year’s event, held at the Time Life Building in New York City, had record attendance.According to a company press release, Virtual Publisher is, “a ‘cloud-based’ system designed to help publishers plan, create, collaborate and approve all elements of a publication’s multichannel production for print, web, mobile and tablet from a standard web browser. The solutions is tightly integrated with SendMyAd to integrate ad and editorial.”Virtual Publisher hosts several views, such as “planning,” “editorial,” “layout” and “advertising” views. Features include a postal rate calculator, editor approval options, paper stock management and an online “stitching” option for laying out ad and edit pages. Several publishers have integrated SendMyAd into their production strategies, including Time Inc., AMI and The Atlantic.last_img read more


In Other News

first_imgOfficials named Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as the preferred location to base the first Advanced Pilot Trainer (T-X), which will replace T-38C Talon aircraft at existing undergraduate pilot training installations. Basing the T-X at JB San Antonio, home to Air Force instructor pilot training, is an essential step to establishing a T-X instructor pilot pipeline, according to a press release. The selection also sets the conditions to transition to T-X training at the other flying training locations, including Columbus AFB, Miss.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas; and Vance AFB, Okla. The first T-X aircraft are expected to arrive at JB San Antonio in 2022. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img


We Shall Overcome Verse Returned To Public Domain

first_imgNews Twitter Judge rules the first verse of the iconic Civil Rights anthem belongs in the public domain Renée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 11, 2017 – 11:37 am The first verse of the iconic Civil Rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” has been returned to the public domain, thanks to recent court ruling.A lawsuit challenging the copyright ownership of “We Shall Overcome,” held by publisher Richmond Organization and Ludlow Music since 1960 and 1963, was brought last year by filmmakers of a documentary on the song’s history as well as the makers behind 2013’s The Butler, both of whom wanted to use the song in the film.Plaintiffs, represented by Wolf Haldenstein, assert that the first verse of “We Shall Overcome” belongs in the public domain because its origins date back to an African-American spiritual popular early in the 20th century. It’s long been a popular anthem associated with peaceful protest, and many assumed it was already in the public domain.When Pete Seeger popularized “We Shall Overcome” in the 1960s, he allegedly changed the words of the verse slightly from “will” to “shall,” which defendants argue was an original enough change to warrant a legitimate copyright on the song. U.S. District Court Judge Denise L. Cote, who made the ruling in a partial summary judgement on Sept. 8 in Manhattan, N.Y., disagreed. This returns the first verse of the song to the public domain, while a trial is still pending on the validity of the copyright of the entire anthem.”This single word substitution is quintessentially trivial and does not raise a question of fact requiring a trial to assess whether it is more than trivial,” said Cote. “The words will and shall are both common words. Neither is unusual.”This ruling follows the 2016 ruling returning “Happy Birthday To You” to the public domain, while another copyright case on Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” is still pending.Gregg Allman, Neil Young Headline “New Music Friday”Read more “We Shall Overcome” Verse Ruled Public Domain we-shall-overcome-verse-returned-public-domain Email Facebook “We Shall Overcome” Verse Returned To Public Domain last_img read more


HOT OFF THE PRESS Wilmington Recreation Offers 8Day Trip To Grand Canyon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department presents an 8-day America’s Canyonlands trip from May 14, 2020 to May 21, 2020.The trip costs $2,650 per person (double), $3,625 per person (single), and $2,615 per person (triple).Contact the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 with any questions and registration information. Additional itinerary information can be found HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Offers “March Gladness” Road Trip To Catskill MountainsIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Organizes Trip To See “Mutts Gone Nuts!” Show In WrenthamIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Recreation’s Fall NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more


Scientists revive dead pig brains with artificial blood

first_img 3 Originally posted April 17, 11 a.m. PTUpdated April 17, 2:40 p.m. PT: Adds additional information, adds Nature paper. Tags Scientists have used a special solution to keep pig brains “alive” after death. Jo Parsons/Getty Challenging the notion of death itself, researchers have successfully restored the cellular activity, blood vessel architecture and circulatory function of pig brains removed from the body, reanimating the organs four hours after death.It’s generally believed that once blood flow to the brain is restricted, its network of tiny vessels become clogged and cellular death is rapid. But researchers at Yale University, led by Nenad Sestan, took the brains of dead pigs from a meat packing plant and pumped a special, proprietary solution through the porcine grey matter. Connecting the brain to the solution four hours after death protected them from natural processes that would cause it to rapidly degrade and restored some, but not all, activity.The study, published in the journal Nature on April 17, describes the team’s preservation solution, dubbed BrainEx, which was able to preserve the structure of their test ungulates thinking box up to 10 hours after death — opening up a new way to study brain function. The researchers note that while the structure and cellular activity of the brain was protected, this did not bring the pigs back from the dead.”At no point did we observe the kind of organized electrical activity associated with perception, awareness, or consciousness,” said  Zvonimir Vrselja, a co-author on the paper, in a statement.”Clinically defined, this is not a living brain, but it is a cellularly active brain.”BrainEx is described as a “pulsatile perfusion system”, which means it intermittently pumps the researcher’s special solution through the brains vast architecture of blood vessels. The solution itself is made up of an acellular, hemoglobin-based formula that does not coagulate, which is warmed to normal body temperature.198344Neuronal cells (green) in the brain rapidly die after death if untreated (left), but the BrainEx technology helped keep them alive for 10 hours (right). Stefano G. Daniele/Zvonimir Vrselja/Sestan Laboratory/Yale School of Medicine The team compared the brains of dead pigs connected to the BrainEx system with those that did not receive the treatment, demonstrating the potential for the solution to restore the structure of small blood vessels, activate metabolism and reduce cell death.If your own brain immediately jumps to whether or not this would be possible in humans, there are a few caveats. First, the specially formulated solution — the “artificial blood” — that the team used does not contain the same makeup found in human blood. It also poses big ethical questions and forces us to reconsider the definitions of death.A year ago, MIT Technology Review discussed Sestan’s work with BrainEx and the idea of the “brain in a bucket”. Such an advance in technology may enable scientists to pump the BrainEx solution through postmortem human samples to study diseases and treatments that would otherwise be impossible to investigate in a living human. But the idea of re-animating the brain in a bucket outside the body asks questions of consciousness and feeling.If the technology advanced enough — and if there was electrical activity — would that be considered “thought” or “consciousness”? Or do we need to be connected to sensory organs for such sensation?Those questions will likely remain unanswered as the way forward, for now, focuses on applications such as stroke therapy or understanding how drug treatments might affect the way brains are wired.”The new technology opens up opportunities to examine complex cell and circuit connections and functions that are lost when specimens are preserved in other ways,” said Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, a team lead of the BRAIN Initiative which funded the research, in a statement. “It also could stimulate research to develop interventions that promote brain recovery after loss of brain blood flow, such as during a heart attack.” Crazy things to do with your body after you die (pictures) Share your voice Comments 15 Photos Sci-Techlast_img read more


iPhones battery life is overstated Apple denies

first_img iPhone XS And XS Max: 7 Things You Need To Know About Apples Updated Premium Phone Close The battery life problem with iPhones isn’t new for users who have long complained that their smartphones don’t last as long as other phones. But Apple has always claimed that the iPhones’ battery life is just as good as other phones in its league, at least that’s what the battery life claims on specific models suggested. But Which?, the UK consumer advocacy group, decided to challenge Apple’s claims and found shocking results.According to the report published by Which?, Apple significantly overstates the battery life of its iPhones. The claims are made after testing nine iPhone models and Which? found that none of the Apple smartphones lived up to the official battery time claims made by the Cupertino tech titan.In one example, Which? noted that Apple claims the battery life of the newly-released iPhone XR is 25 hours of talktime, whereas the independent investigation revealed the handset lasted only 16 hours and 32 minutes. This was the highest discrepancy of 51 percent noted in all smartphone models tested by Which? Apple iPhone 7Apple Press KitWhich? also noted that Apple’s battery life claims are exaggerated by at least 18 percent. The method used by Which? for testing iPhones’ talk time battery life was not revealed, which gave Apple the grey area to deny the claims. Apple’s methodology for testing the battery life of iPhones is published on the company’s official website.”We rigorously test our products and stand behind our battery life claims. With tight integration between hardware and software, iPhone is engineered to intelligently manage power usage to maximize battery life. Our testing methodology reflects that intelligence,” Apple was quoted as saying in response to Which? investigations. Apple iPhone XrApple Event Page (screen-grab)According to the report, Which? also tested phones from other brands and found that HTC’s battery life claims were overstated by 5 percent. It doesn’t fall anywhere close to 18-51 percent exaggeration by Apple.On the other hand, some brands like Sony, Nokia and Samsung seemed to have understated the battery life of their smartphones. Sony’s Xperia X5 Compact is said to have a battery life of 17 hours, whereas Which? found the handset actually lasted 25 hours and 52 minutes.”Which? is warning people to be wary when looking at the expected battery life of mobile phones as they may vary from the manufacturer’s claims,” the body noted in its report.last_img read more


PUBG Mobile is dead in China but theres official gorefree clone

first_imgClose PUBG addiction: Groom plays PUBG at his own wedding’ ignores his new bride While the popular online battle-royale game, PUBG celebrated its popularity in India with Baahubali-themed outfits, its situation in China has not been as good. After a tussle for revenue that lasted more than a year, developers Tencent decided to withdraw their popular game in favour of a clone which has received regulatory approval to generate revenue.The anti-terrorism themed game is called ‘Game for Peace’ and has the same mechanics as the original game. Players can continue from the progress they had in PUBG and the maps are quite similar too. However, the game has a completely different lobby, with an aeroplane hangar and several jets parked around the place. As Reuters reported, the game has been described as a “tactical shooting game” which “pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace”, referring to the Chinese air force. Forwarding the socialist agenda of the Chinese market, several gory effects of PUBG Mobile have been replaced with paintball effects after a public outcry over excessive gore in games. The textures on some items have also been changed, possibly to resemble the Chinese military colours.A change that confounded several players was the animation for deaths. Upon death, characters kneel and wave before fading away instead of dropping to the ground. Game for Peace (former PUBG Mobile) for ChinaTencentThis decision has moved players to call out China for being ‘brainwashed’. A YouTube comment on a gameplay video read, “Oh China, you are so funny^^ Oh no, ‘brainwashed’ was the word I am looking for.”Even after being the largest gaming company in China, Tencent Holdings Ltd. has had to deal with the new regulations about the kind of games that are approved for Chinese audiences.However, business for Tencent looks good. Analysts at China Renaissance said, “With PUBG Mobile having around 70 million average daily active users in China now, we expect Game for Peace could potentially generate 8 billion yuan to 10 billion yuan (8,200 crores to 10,250 crores of rupees) in annual revenue.” PUBG Mobile banned in China permanentlyIBTimes IndiaPlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds was released for PCs in March 2017 and its mobile version came almost a year later in February. Since then, PUBG has garnered international popularity with over 70 million players reported from China alone.Watch Game of Peace aka PUBG Mobile Chinese version gameplay here:last_img read more


Housewife commits suicide over family feud

first_imgMap of FaridpurA housewife allegedly committed suicide by taking poison over a family feud at Bangapocha village in sadar upazila Faridpur on Wednesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Rupa Khatun, 20, wife of Tayeb Ali of the village.Bipul Chandra Dey, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said Rupa took poison following a family feud on last 20 August. Sensing the matter, neighbours got her admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital.She, however, died at the hospital at night. The body was sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC added.last_img


Mainul shown arrested in Digital Security Act case

first_imgFormer adviser to a caretaker government Mainul Hosein being taken to the jail.Former adviser to a caretaker government Mainul Hosein was shown arrested on Thursday in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti during a TV talk show on October 16, reports UNB.Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Noor passed the order after sub-inspector Ziaul Haque of Gulshan Police Station, who is also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a petition to show Mainul as arrested.After the hearing, the court also fixed November 29 for submission of the police report.On October 24, Sumona Akhter Lily, Awami League’s youth and sports sub-committee member, filed a case against Mainul under the Digital Security Act with Dhaka cyber tribunal judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein under sections 25 (2) and 29 of the act.After hearing the statement of the complainant, the court also ordered Gulshan Police Station to list the case as FIR.On October 22, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested him from the capital in a defamation case filed in Rangpur district. He was sent to jail the following day.During the talk-show ‘Ekattorer Journal’ on private TV channel Ekattor TV, on September 16, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say you’re there in the Jatiya Oikya Front as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying you’re there as a representative of Jamaat.”Angered by the comment, Mainul said, “I’m thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as ‘characterless’. There’s no question about Jamaat link’s with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me.”last_img read more


14 killed in Brazil nightclub shooting

first_imgA member of the military police patrols during an operation in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. AFP file photoAt least 14 people were killed overnight in a shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, officials said Saturday.“We can confirm 14 deaths,” Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara-of which Fortaleza is the capital-told a press conference.Costa said that other victims are hospitalized in serious condition, but did not say how many people were injured.last_img


More Tornadoes Confirmed As A Result of Wednesdays Storms

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:11 Listen Share Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media An EF-1 tornado damaged an awning at the Azalea Place Apartments near Bellaire.It was an EF-1 tornado that damaged part of an apartment complex in southwest Houston, just off Bissonnet. Now forecasters are confirming there was more tornado activity as part of that storm system. An EF-1 tornado tossed around cars Wednesday afternoon in Pasadena. Another EF-1 knocked over shipping containers in La Porte. There was also an EF-0 tornado near Dutton Lake in Chambers County.  Meteorologist Josh Lichter says in the case of those smaller tornadoes, they had to investigate the debris field to see what actually happened. “If we have some kind of swirling going on, where they’re facing in all different directions and it matches up with radar signatures, that helps us determining it was probably a tornado,” explains Lichter. Despite Wednesday’s severe weather Lichter says we aren’t seeing heavier than usual tornado activity. But when contrasting air masses collide in the early spring it makes conditions a lot more favorable.  “And you have situations where the storm systems organize in the right location and the right timing, that’s when you’re going to have these severe weather outbreaks,” adds Lichter. “You have large hail, damaging winds, and multiple tornadoes.”   Lichter says the region actually sees the most tornadoes in October and November. X last_img read more


US Mainland Braces For Hurricane Dorian As I

first_imgU.S. Mainland Braces For Hurricane Dorian As It Intensifies… Ellis Rua by NPR News Sasha Ingber 8.30.19 8:02am The southern United States and the Bahamas are bracing for Hurricane Dorian as it slowly churns across the Atlantic and is expected to become a dangerous, Category 4 storm as it makes landfall in the days ahead.A hurricane model showed Dorian bringing between 1 and 2 feet of rain “for basically every coastal county from Miami to North Carolina,” according to meteorologist Eric Holthaus. “Combined with storm surge and exceptionally high new moon tides, this would be a coastal flooding catastrophe.”Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded a state of emergency to include all of the state’s 67 counties, citing the storm’s “uncertain path.” He said late Thursday night that he sent a letter to President Trump requesting he declare a pre-landfall disaster for all counties. Hours earlier, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in 12 counties.The Bahamas Meteorology Department issued its twelfth alert on Dorian Friday morning, warning of 6 to 12 inches of rainfall over the northwest Bahamas as it approaches on Saturday.The storm is traveling at 12 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Weather Service.Dorian is expected to be one of the strongest hurricanes to strike Florida’s east coast in decades. The National Hurricane Center warned of an increasing likelihood of a life-threatening storm surge along parts Florida’s east coast.The storm is expected to move inland, where its slow pace could leave communities facing unrelenting winds and rain. The hurricane winds could caused long-term power outages with areas uninhabitable for weeks or months, according to the NHC wind scale guide.Although the storm’s track is still uncertain, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and Doral resorts are potentially in Dorian’s path. The Miami Herald reported that all employees of Mar-a-Lago except for security personnel were sent home for the duration of the storm. Doral’s pool and other amenities were reportedly closed with generators ready to supply back-up power if necessary.President Trump canceled his plans to travel to Poland this weekend as the hurricane neared.Dorian’s approach comes days after the Trump administration announced that it would divert $271 million in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — including $155 million from FEMA’s disaster relief fund — to other units in the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to support the president’s border enforcement priorities.Dorian passed over parts of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and other islands in the Caribbean on Wednesday, causing power outages and flooding as it gained strength.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more


Family ransacks hospital after childs death

first_imgKolkata: Some relatives of a three-year-old child, who died at Institute of Child Health in Park Circus, ransacked the hospital after the news of her death was announced onThursday morning. A large contingent of police went to the hospital and brought the situation under control. Computers and furniture worth several lakhs of rupees were destroyed. The hospital authorities have ordered a probe into the matter. Three-year-old Sana Sajjad who was suffering from high fever was brought to the hospital around 2 am. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe was admitted to the hospital. Sana’s relatives alleged that there was inordinate delay in starting the treatment. They had to virtually beg to the doctors to begin the treatment as the child’s condition deteriorated. They further alleged that despite repeated requests the hospital authorities refused to inform them about her health condition. On Thursday morning, the hospital authorities broke the news of her death to the relatives. Infuriated over the announcement, some relatives went to the hospital and ransacked the reception and the doctors’ chamber. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe incident created panic among the relatives and parents of other children who are receiving treatment at the hospital. A large contingent of police came to the spot and brought the situation under control. The doctors said the hospital has all the facilities that is why the child was not referred elsewhere. Refuting the allegation that no senior doctors were present at the hospital and the sisters had not looked after the child, the authority said expert doctors had attended the child and they did everything they could to save her life.last_img read more