NBA: LeBron James has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementEvery four year the world is consumed by speculation of LeBron James’s free agency, every sports fan is intrigued as to where the greatest Basketball player of this generation will head to, months of speculation were ended when it was revealed that King James will be headed to Los Angeles Lakers for a massive 4-year deal worth $154 Million in the latest move that shifts the balance of power in the NBA and is likely to reshape the future of the entire league.Klutch Sports Group announced that the contract would pay James a fully guaranteed $154 million. ESPN reported that the fourth year of the deal was a player option that James can decline in order to become a free agent again after the 2020-21 season.This is the third time in eight years that James has changed teams via free agency. He left the Cleveland Cavaliers following the 2010 season to go to the Miami Heat. He returned to Cleveland following the 2014 season.He chose Los Angeles, where he lives with his family in the NBA off-season and runs a Hollywood production company and media business, and his selection of the Lakers is a bet on their future.Shortly after the announcement, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons,” James wrote. “This will always be home.”last_img read more

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Burnley 3 Aberdeen 1 (aet, 4-2 agg)

first_imgExtra-time goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes spared Burnley’s blushes as they beat Aberdeen 3-1 in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, progressing 4-2 on aggregate.Despite struggling at times during a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie, Sam Vokes’ away goal gave Burnley an advantage they looked set to capitalise upon emphatically when Chris Wood delighted Turf Moor with a sixth-minute opener.But Derek McInnes’ men responded with style and character – their belief only growing when 18-year-old Lewis Ferguson acrobatically netted his first professional goal before the half hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Both sides had chances during the second half and they remained locked together until Cork’s 101st-minute header and a penalty six minutes from time from Barnes secured a trip to Istabul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round next week.5 – Burnley have won all five of their meetings with Scottish opponents at Turf Moor by an aggregate score of 19-2. Progressed. pic.twitter.com/UijWae4naQ — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 2, 2018 The signs were ominous for Aberdeen when Ashley Westwood collected cheap possession on halfway and floated a pass towards Wood, who caught out the visiting backline and slammed home.Stephen Ward produced a timely block to deny Aberdeen’s Gary Mackay-Steven but could not complete a headed clearance from the same player’s cross in the 27th minute and Ferguson reacted brilliantly to convert an overhead kick.Anders Lindegaard – starting in goal for Burnley following injuries to Tom Heaton and Nick Pope – did well to tip Graeme Shinnie’s 44th-minute strike wide and the task became tougher for Sean Dyche’s team when Wood was forced off at the interval.In between two further second-half chances for Shinnie, Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis thrust out an arm to superbly thwart Wood’s replacement Barnes, while his fingertips were enough to turn Vokes’ 76th-minute header from Matthew Lowton’s searching cross against the bar.Burnley approached the additional period with renewed vigour and Cork timed his run perfectly to head home substitute Charlie Taylor’s pinpoint cross from the left.Scott McKenna was harshly penalised for handball as Aberdeen flagged, leaving Barnes to convert from 12 yards and give the scoreline an unflattering slant for the Scottish Premiership side.last_img read more

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Guardiola wants Man City to be more clinical

first_imgPep Guardiola has insisted that his Manchester City side still have room for improvement, and must be more clinical if they are to maintain their winning ways.An early Riyad Mahrez strike was enough for the defending Premier League champions to see off Tottenham at Wembley on Monday night, but the manager was keen to emphasise the need for his team to be more efficient in front of goal.He said: “We played one of the most physical teams I’ve faced in my life because of Sissoko, Kane, Dier, Alderweireld, Sanchez and Dembele. It’s incredible physicality and this pitch was so complicated. We missed some goals and we let them run. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “But we controlled quite good in terms of the difficulty to play on this pitch, especially in the first 15 to 20 minutes. In the second half we should have the game over and that is the problem we have.”In the big events, especially in the Champions League, we need to be more clinical in this situation because sooner or later we are not going to win.”He added: ”I still feel we have a lot to improve.”The win saw City move to the summit of the Premier League table on goal difference, with Guardiola’s side having conceded just three times in 10 league outings this season.Prior to Monday evening’s match there was much discussion surrounding the condition of the pitch at the national stadium, which had hosted an NFL fixture on Sunday afternoon, and Guardiola admitted that it did make for a difficult playing surface.He said: “We sometimes made mistakes because the pitch was complicated.”It’s a question for the Premier League and Tottenham. We were invited to come here for the fixture but hopefully they can solve that problem.”It was a good game in difficult conditions. To play a football game on that pitch is not easy, and that’s why there are many mistakes that normally don’t happen.”City take on Fulham in the Carabao Cup on Thursday, and will then face Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday, before hosting Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United for the first derby of the season the weekend after. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Southampton’s Nathan Redmond targeting England World Cup place

first_imgSouthampton winger Nathan Redmond is aiming to improve and impress at the Premier League club this season as he targets a spot in England’s squad for next year’s World Cup in Russia.Redmond has played 38 games for the Under-21 team, including at the European Championships earlier this year, where he missed the decisive penalty in the semi-finals to end the young Lions’ hopes.The 23-year-old along with team mate James Ward-Prowse made their senior England debuts as substitutes against Germany in March and the winger is hungry to earn his second cap but understands that he needs to improve his domestic form first.”Ever since me and Prowsey got called up by England it has given me that extra motivation to do that (make the World Cup) but that isn’t going to happen unless my performances for Southampton improve,” Redmond told the Daily Echo newspaper.”That is the first thing that needs to happen.”Redmond has provided two assists for a Southampton side struggling to maintain their form, as they lie 10th in the standings with three defeats and four draws in 10 league games.The promotion of several youth players including Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli into the national team after good domestic form motivates Redmond to follow in their footsteps.”Guys like Dele Alli, Harry Kane… I have played with in the younger ages so to see how they’ve done it, it just makes me go ‘wow, they’re actually doing it’ and there is that same hope and chance for me so that has spurred me on,” Redmond added.advertisement”How I do for Southampton will determine that.”Southampton will be looking for their second win in six league games when they host seventh-placed Burnley on Saturday.last_img read more

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Infineon: reverse conducting IGBT with protecting features

first_imgInfineon Technologies is introducing the TRENCHSTOP Feature IGBT Protected Series for Induction Heating. Compared to a standard RC-H5 reverse conduction IGBT the new family integrates logic functionality and a dedicated driver IC for various programmable protection features in a single device. The Protected F Series guarantees higher system reliability with less design and programming effort for all induction heating applications using a single-ended topology.The fast growing market of induction heating systems requires ever-higher performance and better reliability to protect brand reputation against any failure. To this end, the TRENCHSTOP Feature IGBT Protected Series makes use of the industry’s best IGBT performance considering the main parameters blocking voltage, static losses and conduction losses. Additionally, it integrates protection functions against over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature. Combining this functionality with additional diagnostic features, the device reliability becomes independent from microcontrollers. Thus, designers can integrate less advanced MCUs for reduced complexity and cost.The TRENCHSTOP Feature IGBT Protected Series combines a 20 A/1350 V RC-H5 IGBT with a protecting gate driver IC. Both, IGBT and driver are molded in a single TO-247 6-pin package with the same dimensions and single screw hole as a standard TO-247 3- & 4-pin package. The additional pins allow for extra features such as unique active clamp control, fault condition notification, and a special two level turn-on gate driving current. The thresholds for over-voltage and -current are programmable to suit customers’ needs.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Clientron: endpoint S-Cube thin client running on Raspberry Pi 3 B+Next Farnell: implement artificial intelligence at the edgelast_img read more

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Iowa vs. Purdue Prediction, Preview, Game Time, Channel

first_imgIowa players at lock arms at Kinnick Stadium.@HawkeyefootballLooking for an Iowa vs. Purdue prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big Ten matchup.Saturday, October 15, the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2) take on the Purdue Boilermakers (3-2). The game will be played at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN. Read on for our Iowa vs. Purdue prediction and preview.According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Iowa wins the matchup between the two teams 81.2 percent of the time. The spread suggests that the Hawkeyes are favorites to win the contest.Spread: Iowa -12Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPN2Iowa vs. Purdue preview:The Purdue offense is bad, but the defense is worse; the Boilermakers have given up 715 yards on the ground in the last two games. Despite giving up 499 total yards to Illinois last week, the Boilermakers enter this match-up with a win and will look to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season. QB David Blough has thrown nine interceptions this year, but he has to protect the football if this team want a shot at winning this game.The Hawkeyes enter this game fresh off of a 14-7 win over Minnesota. After winning their first two games, they’ve alternated between wins and losses, and will be looking to find some rhythm and consistency offensively against a punching bag of an opponent. The defense is one of the best in the nation, but the offense struggles to find yardage through the air. In this case though, it doesn’t matter much, the Boilermakers’ defense will let Akrum Wadley and LeShun Daniels run all over them.Iowa vs. Purdue prediction:Iowa finally wins one with ease after several very close games. The Hawkeyes will run for close to 300 yards with the duo of Wadley and Daniels, and the defense will control the line of scrimmage and put pressure on QB David Blough from the very beginning.Iowa 38, Purdue 13last_img read more

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High on Hops: 3 Floyds Wins Halloween

first_img 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Awesome Agave Cocktail Recipes Editors’ Recommendations It’s the spookiest time of year. Welcome back to the day when little ghouls and goblins dress in their most frightening costumes and patrol neighborhoods on the hunt for candy. But who says Halloween treats are just for kids?Indiana brewery 3 Floyds Brewing Co. brings the scary as well as the delicious every day with its horror-themed label art and extreme flavor combinations. When choosing a special craft beer for Halloween, look for one of these 3 Floyds bottles to tap in to the macabre spirit of the season.Related Post: Meet Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur, GAZombie DustPale Ale6.2% ABVAvailable in 6-packs year roundPerhaps the best-known beer in 3 Floyds’ stable, Zombie Dust is a pale ale with the hop burst typically reserved for a burly IPA. It currently holds a perfect score of 100 on Beer Advocate for the sticky grapefruit and citrus notes floating in a bright, easy to drink body.BackmaskingOatmeal Stout8% ABVAvailable in 22 oz bottles year roundIf there’s one thing 3 Floyds brewers love as much as crafting amazing beer, it’s the pounding of brutal heavy metal music. During the ‘80s, backmasking (hiding secret messages in recordings to be retrieved when playing backwards) was all the rage. A tribute to that art form, this beer blends up a peaty, roasted sweetness to hide an aggressive hop profile.Permanent FuneralImperial India Pale Ale10.5% ABVAvailable in 22 oz bottles year roundA collaboration with the grindcore band Pig Destroyer, the werewolf themed art on Permanent Funeral beckons the drinker to consider their own mortality. The toast-like malt with hints of caramel leads the tasting experience, but that mildness quickly gives way to the animal underneath – a spicy, bitter full-flavored monster humanized by a fleck of light fruit sweetness.Dark Lord Du MuerteRussian Imperial Stout15% ABVAvailable in 22 oz bottles. Limited spring release.The Du Muerte label indicates cognac and bourbon barrel-aged varieties of 3 Floyds’ famed Dark Lord stout enhanced with ancho and guajillo peppers. These hard to find bad boys are hand numbered and outfitted with a sugar skull interpretation of the 3 Floyds’ logo for a Day of the Dead influence underscored by the use of hot peppers.BlackheartEnglish IPA8.5% ABVAvailable in 22 oz bottles. Spring release.3 Floyds’ attempt to recapture the traditional over-hopped English-style India Pale Ale, Blackheart is a full bodied, smooth sipper that brings toffee malts and herbal hops together in a frighteningly good combination.BlakkrImperial Black Ale9.99% ABVAvailable in 22 oz bottles. Retired.Not one to keep all the fun for themselves, Blakkr is a 3 Floyds collaboration with Real Ale and Surly. The three-headed angel of death on the stark label encases a dense, opaque beer deserving of its name. In some respects a traditional hop-forward stout, this black mass keeps you guessing with char, chocolate and tropical fruits.No matter which beer from 3 Floyds you choose, it’s guaranteed to be full-flavored and unique, with label art that’s just right for a haunting holi The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabinlast_img read more

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CIVILIZED AND CHELSEA HANDLER TEAM UP FOR CANADIAN TOUR

first_imgA Civilized Conversation with Chelsea Handler (CNW Group/Civilized Worldwide Inc. (Civilized)) Advertisement The nation-wide speaking tour is modelled after the town hall events Handler has been doing in cities across the U.S., centered around social and political activism. With a social media following of over 15 million through her social channels, she is an outspoken champion for human rights and the fight against injustice and inequality.Handler is an American comedian, author and activist. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network, released a Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and hosted the talk show Chelsea, also on Netflix. She is the author of five New York Times best-selling books. Handler is currently working on a documentary for Netflix covering the topic of white privilege in America. This year she also announced her plans to launch a cannabis brand.As Founder and Publisher of Civilized, a premium, multi-platform, digital media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, Derek Riedle is a leader in the cannabis industry and a sought-after speaker.Handler and Riedle will be appearing in the following locations:Bella Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta (Thursday, Sept. 20)Chan Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia (Friday, Sept. 21)Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Saturday, Sept. 22)St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec (Thursday, Oct. 4)Southam Hall, Ottawa, Ontario (Friday, Oct. 5)Elgin Theatre, Toronto, Ontario (Saturday, Oct. 6)Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Sunday, Oct. 7)Tickets are available now at the various venues, with shows starting at 8 p.m. More information and links to the theatre box offices can be found at Civilized.life/Chelsea.About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:Founded in 2015, with offices in New Brunswick and California, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don’t define themselves by it. Reaching more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month, North America– wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the World Cannabis Congress. For more information, visit: civilized.life.Arrangements for the appearance of Chelsea Handler made through Greater Talent Network, LLC., New York, NY. Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment LOS ANGELES – Political activism, culture and cannabis will be among the hot topics covered by comedian Chelsea Handler as part of seven live town hall events across Canada this fall.The Canadian ‘A Civilized Conversation With Chelsea Handler’ tour follows a successful debut event in Saint John, New Brunswick, sponsored by Tweed and hosted by Civilized, in association with the World Cannabis Congress.“Chelsea Handler’s perspective, approach and humour galvanize and inspire her audiences wherever she goes,” says Civilized Publisher Derek Riedle, who will moderate the town hall events. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with her again to take the pulse of the nation ahead of recreational cannabis legalization in Canada in October.” Twitterlast_img read more

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Tanya Kappo resigns from missing and murdered inquiry

first_imgAPTN National NewsAnother high profile member of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is leaving.Tanya Kappo, who was one of the founders of the Idle No More, movement has announced she’s resigned from the inquiry as manager of community relations.She made the announcement on her Facebook page.“In case you are wondering why I am no longer listed as “Staff” it’s because I resigned and my last day is this week, on June 15, 2017,” Kappo said.Kappo appears to have since deleted her Facebook account and did not respond to an interview request.An inquiry spokesperson confirmed Kappo resigned saying there is currently four staff in community relations with two more expected to start next month.Two other staff members in communications also resigned this year.last_img read more

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US Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales to Visit Morocco

Rabat – Ambassador Nathan Sales, US Coordinator for Counterterrorism, is traveling to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco to discuss counterterrorism issues.Sales will “engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and information sharing,” the State Department said in a media note on Monday, August 27.Sales’s official visit to the three countries began August 26 and continues until August 30, the US State Department said. Sales has led the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau since August 2017 and serves as the principal adviser to the US secretary of state on international counterterrorism matters.In January 2018, the US Department of Defense gave Morocco arms equipment worth $18 million to reinforce the country’s special forces units combating terrorism, in light of the threat ISIS poses to North African countries. The US allocated $60 million as part of the Pentagon’s security assistance to allies in the MENA region.‘Morocco is a stable, security-exporting partner’The State Department lauded Morocco’s efforts to counter terrorism and its strategy to prevent violent extremism.In December 2017, the State Department published an analysis in its official blog “DipNote” which stated, “The United States and the Kingdom of Morocco are leading a global effort to address homegrown terrorism.”According to a 2016 report by the State Department on terrorism in the MENA region, “Morocco is a stable security-exporting partner in North Africa and is the only African nation to contribute military assets to the Defeat-ISIS Coalition campaign in Syria and Iraq.”Morocco’s counterterrorism efforts “effectively mitigated the risk of terrorism” in 2016, according to the same report.The State Department also praised the efficiency of Moroccan law enforcement units and the kingdom’s interventions which “aggressively targeted and effectively dismantled terrorist cells within the country by leveraging intelligence collection, police work, and collaboration with regional and international partners.” read more

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Jason Kenney calls Bank of Canada heads workforfree advice wrong message

TORONTO — Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says he disagrees with the Bank of Canada governor’s suggestion that jobless university graduates should work for free until the job market improves.Kenny told reporters in Toronto today that he thinks it is the “wrong message” to send to young people.Speaking to a House of Commons committee Tuesday, Stephen Poloz suggested young Canadians struggling to find work should acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering as they wait for the economy to pick up.Kenny says it is preferable that the youth take paid positions that give them that experience.Bank of Canada’s Poloz to jobless youth living with parents: Work for freeJoe Oliver says Canada needs more paid work after Bank of Canada head urges youth to work for freeThe central banker’s remarks were criticized by advocates for young workers, who said they show Poloz is out of touch with the challenges young would-be workers face every day.Statistics Canada’s latest job numbers said the unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 was 13.5 per cent in September, almost double the country’s overall rate of 6.8 per cent for the same month. read more

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Annan extends mandate of UN mission in Central African Republic through 2006

In an exchange of letters, Mr. Annan told the Security Council that “the authorities of the Central African Republic have advised my Representative that they would like the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in the Central African Republic (BONUCA) to continue to assist them in their efforts towards building lasting peace, following the restoration of constitutional order in their country.”He recommends extending BONUCA’s mandate through 2006 to enable it to help the country build on the success of its recent elections – a proposal which was accepted by the Council.Support from BONUCA, particularly in strengthening political dialogue and promoting the rule of law, would help to create a climate conducive to reform, reconstruction and development, he said.President François Bozizé, while acknowledging that the primary responsibility for raising living standards rests with his Government, has stressed the need for greater involvement by the international community “in view of the major post-election challenges facing the Central African Republic,” Mr. Annan said.The challenges hindering the country’s recovery included the upsurge in cross-border banditry and the proliferation of weapons in the sub-region, he said.In view of the additional responsibilities, the Representative heading BONUCA would become a Special Representative with the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, according to the letter. read more

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Indias Jindal Steel and Power makes allcash offer for CIC Energy Corp

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands – CIC Energy Corp. says it has received an all-cash acquisition offer from India’s Jindal Steel and Power Limited which values its equity at about $116 million.CIC’s (TSX:ELC) board is recommending the company’s shareholders accept the deal.Under the terms of the deal, CIC shareholders would receive $2 per share.CIC CEO Warren Newfield says the company believes the offer provides “fair value” for its shareholders.CIC will be holding a shareholders meeting to consider the deal on or before August 28.Both CIC Energy and Jindal have agreed to pay a termination fee of about $3.5 million to each other if the deal is not completed in certain circumstances.The companies hope to have the deal completed by Oct. 9.The deal still needs various regulatory approvals which include approval from authorities in Botswana, where CIC has coal operations.Jindal Steel and Power is one of India’s major steel producers with a significant presence in the mining, power generation and infrastructure sectors. It is part of the D.P. Jindal Group. by News Staff Posted Jul 23, 2012 11:19 pm MDT India’s Jindal Steel and Power makes all-cash offer for CIC Energy Corp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Second 59 magnitude quake hits Venezuela CDC confirms another tremor felt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeismologist warns region of another possible earthquake, more aftershocksAugust 22, 2018In “latest news”Tremor felt in Guyana, Venezuela and TrinidadOctober 12, 2013In “Local News”Region urged to prepare for ‘big’ quakeDecember 10, 2018In “Environment” A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck neighbouring Venezuela and is the second to rock the country in 24 hours.This also resulted in Guyana experiencing another tremor on Friday.The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said it has not received any report of damage or injury locally.The 24-hour Emergency Response Centre remains on standby.Meanwhile, residents of Linden were still discussing Tuesday’s tremor as the other was felt at approximately 09:45h on Friday which is said to have lasted for a minute.According to a resident, it was not as long and impacting as Tuesday’s episode.“I was standing in my kitchen when I felt another trembling, I said, wait again,” Joy James said.Also relating her experience, a resident of Lamaha Gardens told the Department of Public Information that she was still in bed when the tremor was felt, noting that it was not a noticeable as Tuesday’s, however she did not hesitate to take necessary precautions.Approximately 17:30h on Tuesday, Joy James recalled her house was literally swaying from left to right. The Self Help Housing Scheme resident said she saw her television shaking and decided to put it along with other items on her wall divider on the floor. When she left the premises to go outside, the entire street was filled and neighbours told her, her house was seen shaking the hardest. James expressed her belief that was it not for the sturdy support posts, the house would have collapsed.On Tuesday, Lindeners came out onto the streets when they realised their homes were shaking. Mothers were seen gathering their children together in the streets of Amelia’s Ward as a safety protocol. Some persons were even noticeably praying. The tremor caught many by surprise as it was described as the longest ever.Jonelle Wiggins of Amelia’s Ward said she was standing on her patio when she felt the shaking. She recalled not being worried until she saw her neighbour’s glass door shaking. “I saw Miss White glass door shaking and I said this serious, then I came outside and saw everybody on the road.”One taxi driver said he was driving along when he heard all the alarms on the parked cars going off, and then his own vehicle began to shake.The tremor was as a result of 7.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred off the coast of Venezuela.The effects were felt strongest in Trinidad with a magnitude of 6.8.Guyana, Grenada, and Columbia also felt the aftershocks of the tremor which lasted minutes. Reports out of Region One, Barima-Waini suggest that the area felt it stronger for close to five minutes. read more

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Payne and Carbery back in Irelands Six Nations squad for final two

first_imgPayne and Carbery back in Ireland’s Six Nations squad for final two rounds Leinster back row Jack Conan and Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne have also been added. Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 10:13 AM JOE SCHMIDT HAS called Jared Payne and Joey Carbery back into his 37-man Ireland squad for the final two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations. Payne is back for Ireland. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOLeinster back row Jack Conan has returned to the squad too, while in-form Munster man Dave Kilcoyne has also been called up.Ulster centre Payne returned from a kidney injury earlier than expected last weekend, featuring off the bench in Ulster’s Pro12 win over Zebre.The 31-year-old last played for Ireland in the November Test win against Australia, when he was forced off at half time with what transpired to be a serious kidney injury.However, he has now fully recovered and should get more game time this weekend for Ulster against Treviso, meaning he comes into contention for a place in Ireland’s match day squad for the final two rounds against Wales and England.Carbery, meanwhile, has played three times for Leinster in recent weeks, having recovered from an ankle injury, and now returns to the Ireland squad in place of Munster’s Ian Keatley.21-year-old Carbery made his Ireland debut last November in the win against New Zealand in Chicago, and won further caps against Canada and Australia. Carbery had an excellent start to his Test career. Source: James Crombie/INPHOHe started at fullback for Leinster in last weekend’s win against the Dragons but is predominantly seen as an out-half by Schmidt and the Ireland coaching staff.Fullback Rob Kearney, who suffered a groin injury in last weekend’s win against France, is included in the Ireland squad.Ulster’s Tommy Bowe, meanwhile, is absent after featuring in the squad that prepared for the France clash.Connacht lock Ultan Dillane’s name was missing from the IRFU’s original press release, but the union has since stated that Dillane is part of the squad. Short URL By Murray Kinsella 42 Comments 21,452 Views center_img Share52 Tweet Email1 https://the42.ie/3266680 Mar 2nd 2017, 10:13 AM Ireland squad for final two rounds of 2017 Six Nations:Forwards (19):Rory Best (captain)Jack ConanUltan DillaneTadhg FurlongCian HealyJamie Heaslip (vice-captain)Iain HendersonDave KilcoyneDan LeavyJack McGrathSean O’BrienTommy O’DonnellPeter O’MahonyQuinn RouxDonnacha RyanJohn RyanNiall ScannellCJ StanderDevin TonerJames TracyBacks (17):Joey CarberyAndrew ConwayKeith EarlsCraig GilroyRobbie HenshawPaddy JacksonRob KearneyKieran MarmionLuke MarshallLuke McGrathConor MurrayTiernan O’HalloranJared PayneGarry RingroseJonathan SextonAndrew TrimbleSimon Zebo- This article was updated at 12.30pm to indicate that Ultan Dillane is part of the squad, after the Connacht man was erroneously ommitted from the original IRFU press release. Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row‘It’s a struggle, everyone is fighting for the same jersey’: Leavy on Leinster and Ireland back-row battles Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Statewide 911 malfunctions reach Clark County

first_imgStatewide phone network outages are also causing problems at Clark County’s 911 service, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency warned Thursday night, and the agency said callers with emergencies should instead dial 360-693-3111.The county’s 311 service appeared to be unaffected, the agency said, and its 911 text message service also still functions.CRESA spokesman Eric Frank said the outages appeared to be affecting 911 services statewide.CenturyLink customers nationwide saw phone and internet service outages earlier in the day, and it was unclear whether the incidents were related.The agency recommended people hang on to those numbers until further notice.last_img read more

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Qatar Airways could launch Indias 13th domestic carrier

first_imgQatar Airways flight attendants pose at the exhibition stand of the company at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2016.Reuters fileIndia, currently the world’s fastest-growing civil aviation market, could see a 13th player giving competition to the existing carriers such as IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet. Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Arab nation Qatar, is planning to enter India via a fully-owned airline.Also read: Qatar Airways to fly barred nationals after US judge blocks Trump’s travel banIf the proposals submitted by Qatar Airways goes through, it will be first success for India ever since it relaxed FDI norms in civil avaition last June.”We will have a 100% owned domestic carrier in India that will belong to both QR (Qatar Airways) and our state investment arm as India has now allowed foreign investment in domestic carriers within India. We will soon be making an application to that effect,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the  ITB Berlin travel show on Wednesday.The Doha-headquartered airlines will have 49 percent stake while the balance will be held by the Qatar government’s investment arm, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).The swiftness of the Gulf carrier’s likely offer came as a surprise to Indian civil aviation authorities. “I did not expect this (so soon),” Rajiv Nayan Choubey, civil aviation secretary said on Wednesday. “We will await for the application and will process it as per government policy,” he added.India initiated a slew of FDI reforms last June spanning defence, civil aviation and other sectors.The specific provisions of civil avaition read: “As per the present FDI policy, foreign investment up to 49% is allowed under automatic route in Scheduled Air Transport Service/ Domestic Scheduled Passenger Airline and regional Air Transport Service.”It has now been decided to raise this limit to 100%, with FDI up to 49% permitted under automatic route and FDI beyond 49% through Government approval. For NRIs, 100% FDI will continue to be allowed under automatic route.”However, foreign airlines would continue to be allowed to invest in capital of Indian companies operating scheduled and non-scheduled air-transport services up to the limit of 49% of their paid up capital and subject to the laid down conditions in the existing policy.”  India’s aviation market is thriving and growing at an exponential rate. Passenger traffic volume data released by the civil aviation regulatory showed that the sector posted 25 percent growth in January, 23 percent in December and 22.45 percent, year-on-year.India is projected to replace UK as the third-largest aviation market by 2026.  Currently, a couple of Indian carriers have foreign investment — Abu Dhabi’s Etihad has a 24 percent stake in Jet Airways, Tata Group holds 51 percent stake in Vistara and AirAsia India each, with Singapore Airlines and AirAsia Berhad having the remaining 49 percent in them respectively. Aviation stocks were trading in a narrow range on Thursday on the BSE. Interglobe Aviation, which owns budget carrier IndiGo, was up 0.08 percent at Rs 880, SpiceJet was trading 6.46 percent higher 82 and Jet Airways was trading at Rs 452, up 0.42 percent. AirAsia India, Vistara, Air India and Go Air are not listed on stock exchanges. Qatar Airways stewardesses pose at the International Tourism Trade Fair ITB in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2017.Reuterslast_img read more

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Mexico receives three on warrants after US arrests

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — The Attorney General of the Republic says they have received three people with outstanding arrest warrants in Mexico after they were deported by the United States.Three people with outstanding arrest warrants in Mexico have been handed over to Mexican authorities after the United States arrested and deported them. Two of the arrested were wanted for homicide, while the other has an outstanding arrest warrant for violent robbery.Ivan F was arrested by US authorities in the state of Georgia. Ivan is wanted by the Orality Court in Criminal Matters in Mexicali, Baja California on charges of homicide.The second arrested and deported man, Francisco Javier D, was also detained in compliance with an arrest warrant issued by a judge in Criminal Matters in Jiquilpan, Michoacán for the crimes of violent rape and robbery.US authorities say Francisco Javier D was arrested in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and deported to Mexico where he will face charges.Israel R. Photo: The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR)A third man, Israel R, is wanted by authorities in Guanajuato for the crime of homicide. Israel R has an outstanding arrest warrant with a court in Salvatierra, Guanajuato.In a statement, the Attorney General of Mexico said that joint work between law enforcement of both countries, through the Legal and International Affairs Deputy Attorney’s Office and Interpol, resulted in their arrests.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Help police find missing teenager

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Ladysmith police need the help of the community in finding 16-year-old Luyanda Simons.She was last seen on Wednesday, October 12, near the BP Garage in Harrismith Road.Luyanda is slender and light in complexion. She wears her hair in an Afro style and has black eyes.She speaks isiZulu and English fluently.Luyanda was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and white All-Star takkies.Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is requested to contact Warrant Officer RP Singh on 0366383308 / 09 during office hours or 0629700148 all hours. Alternatively, the Crime Stop number can be contacted on 0860010111. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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