first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will soon address a press conference to clear the air over the ongoing mining impasse, the Deputy Speaker of Assembly Michael Lobo said on Monday. “He is the right person because he is the Minister of Mines as well,” Mr. Lobo said,adding, “in the next two to three days he will address a press conference and tell whether it (mining) is going to happen or not.” Mr. Parrikar, who has advanced pancreatic cancer, has not made an official public appearance for more than two months. He has also not moved out of his private residence except for a brief visit to the Goa Medical College Hospital since October 14, his return from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Reports from New Delhi indicate that the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, which mandates auctioning as the only route for allotment of iron ore mining leases, cannot be amended — as requested by the Goa government — to facilitate renewal of leases to existing holders. This has made the agitating mining dependents restless. Top Goa BJP leaders as well as some central leaders of the party have repeatedly assured the agitating mining dependent lobby in Goa, as also the mine owners, that the Central government would be amending the MMRD Act in the coming winter session of Parliament. Mr. Lobo who has been active on this front, also said it was necessary for Mr. Parrikar to communicate to the people of Goa about when and how he planned to resume mining.The Congress has beenattacking the government and accusing Mr. Parrikar as well as the BJP of trying to hide the fact that the Union Government had already rejected Mr. Parrikar’s request for amendment of MMRD Act. Mining in Goa was banned in February this year by the Supreme Court quashing second renewals of 88 mining leases, while also directing the State government to allot the leases afresh as per appropriate laws.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) outfit Dabang Delhi has dominated the home leg with a 100 per cent win record while star raider Naveen Kumar also broke the record for the most Super 10s in a tournament.This has been the best home leg for any team in PKL season 7 and Delhi are on top of the points table with 9 wins in 11 matches so far. The Delhi-based franchise, owned by DO IT Sports Management, has won all four matches at their home turf Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.Adding to the victorious run, Naveen Kumar, the leading raider of the team, broke the record for the most Super 10s in a Pro Kabaddi season. Naveen now has nine super 10s from 11 matches with a total of 131 points.Commenting on this, chief coach Krishan Kumar Hooda said: “I am delighted with the team’s performance in the tournament so far. This team has played like champions, with all-round performances being delivered by both young and experienced players. With Joginder Narwal leading the squad, we have seen multiple match winning players like Naveen, Ravinder Pahal, Chandran Ranjit, Vishal Mane, Meraj Sheykh, Vijay Malik and others, each of whom has outclassed their competitors to achieve this result for the team.””We are positively looking forward for the upcoming games and we will give our 100 per cent to help Dabang Delhi win big,” he added.”With consistent, winning performances during the first half of the league stage and an excellent home leg, Dabang Delhi is confident to carry their stellar form into the rest of the tournament. The team is performing cohesively as a unit, leading to some emphatic wins over their competitors,” said Sumeet Yadav, Group CEO at DO IT. dabang delhi kcpklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019 First Published: August 31, 2019, 3:55 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgBarcelona have agreed a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for 40 million euros ($47.19 million), the Spanish club said on Monday.”The new Barcelona player will sign for the next four seasons (and) the player’s buyout clause is set at 120 million euros,” Barcelona said in a statement.”Paulinho will undergo a club medical on Thursday (when) the signing of the contract and his official presentation will also take place.”Paulinho Bezerra, FC Barcelona’s new signing https://t.co/TGWrKjWkfG??????? Welcome, Paulinho!????´ #BeBara #ForaBara pic.twitter.com/DoqmRFpunu- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 14, 2017The 29-year-old is Barcelona’s first signing since the Spanish giants sold Neymar to Paris St Germain earlier this month for a world record 222 million euros, with the Catalans still looking to make further reinforcements.Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele have both been targeted by Barcelona as they search for a player capable of replacing Neymar’s spark on the left of the attack.Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Anfield. Barcelona have had two bids rejected for Coutinho and are poised to return with a third offer, according to reports in Spain.The arrival of Coutinho’s Brazil team mate Paulinho will allow Barcelona to add more muscle and energy to a midfield which struggled to keep control of games last season.”Paulinho is a player who stands out for being a powerful midfielder at 1.82m tall who can get into the box and play anywhere in the middle of the park. He has plenty of experience in the game on various continents,” Barcelona added.advertisementPaulinho failed to make an impact in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur after joining from Corinthians and departed to Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015 for 14 million euros.While in the Chinese top flight Paulinho found his best form, scoring 25 goals in 95 games for Guangzhou, and earned a recall to the Brazilian national side.($1 = 0.8477 euros)last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Christensen hopes Mount injury not seriousby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen hopes Mason Mount’s injury isn’t serious.Mount was forced off early in their Champions League defeat to Valencia.Christensen said, “Mason has been very important for us, he is great for us in our build-up and he is dangerous in front of goal so obviously he was a big loss, but then we have great players to come on so it should not hurt us too much. Hopefully he is not too bad as he is an important player.”On Ross Barkley’s late spotkick miss, the Dane added: “We know Ross, he is going to take the next one as well, he always feels confident with penalties, he is one of the best ones which is why he was on the penalty today.” last_img read more

first_imgImprovements to provincial highways are leading to more satisfiedmotorists, according to a customer satisfaction survey by theDepartment of Transportation and Public Works. Satisfaction with the provincial highway system has beenincreasing since 2001. Sixty-three per cent of residents feltvery or somewhat satisfied with the provincial highway system.That is 13 percentage points higher than in 2002 and 2001, andfour points higher than in 2003. “Drivers have demanded improvements to their roads and that’swhat they are seeing,” Transportation and Public Works MinisterRon Russell said today, April 20. “The results of this surveyreflect our department’s commitment to excellent service, and theincreased highways budget each year over the past five years.” The department’s capital budget has more than doubled since 1999,and another $15 million has been added to road maintenance. Nova Scotians ranked filling cracks and potholes, ice and snowremoval, storm cleanup, and pavement markings, as the mostimportant highway services. “The survey is a report on the department’s performance and isvery useful for our planning and decision making,” Mr. Russellsaid. “Ultimately, it helps us to improve the delivery of ourservices.” On the topic of road safety, 98 per cent of respondents agreedthat it was most important that drivers be more careful andresponsible. They ranked highway improvements (95 per cent) andincreased spending on highways (93 per cent) next in importance. More than nine of 10 residents were somewhat or very satisfiedwith the highway cameras on the Transportation and Public Works’website. The department receives about 150,000 weekly visits tothe highway cameras page www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/camera/asp . In total, respondents were asked to rate 17 different aspects ofprovincial highways, from the number of four-lane highways to thetimeliness of a cleanup after a storm. The 2004 customer satisfaction survey, conducted by the MarketingResearch Centre, is based on telephone interviews with 2068residents of Nova Scotia, 16 years of age and older. A randomsample of this size provides a sampling error of plus or minus2.15 per cent with a 95 per cent confidence level. The survey is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/publications/HighlightsNovaScotia2004.pdf . The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 4,100 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Ice pellets began falling on Ottawa today, as 155 households at risk from rising water voluntarily moved out ahead of a city plan to cut power to their neighbourhood.The latest water forecasts from the Ottawa River Regulating Committee predict peak levels will be reached along the bloated waterway today, tomorrow and Friday, depending on the exact location.Between 15 and 35 millimetres of rain are forecast for the National Capital Region today, which could worsen flooding in some areas.In Quebec, the number of evacuees rose slightly overnight, even as water levels appeared to be dropping in the majority of flood-affected areas.In New Brunswick, a section of the Trans-Canada Highway that had been closed by flooding since last Wednesday was reopened to traffic, with one lane available in each direction.Also, the federal government added Ontario’s Muskoka region to a list of flood areas in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick that are off limits to boats and drones, other than those operated by emergency personnel or homeowners with no other means of reaching their properties.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Inc. was “a little slow on the trigger” to pass on the higher cost of food to consumers due to tariff costs, but it will inevitably happen in the future, Empire Company Ltd. CEO Michael Medline said Thursday.“It’s clear with what’s going on in terms of transportation cost and tariff-related cost that our expectation — although we’re not economists — is that there will be some inflation,” he said during a conference call with analysts after the company released its first-quarter earnings results.Multiple suppliers send the company letters each week wanting to pass on price hikes due to recently implemented tariffs, said Medline.The Canadian government announced it would impose retaliatory tariffs on July 1 on a wide range of American products in response to U.S. tariffs on some Canadian steel and aluminum products. The Canadian government targeted yogurt, coffee, maple syrup, cucumbers, salad dressing and other food items.Rising freight charges and increases in minimum wage in certain provinces are creating additional pressure, Medline said.Empire will do everything it can to stave off price hikes, he said, but admitted the company will need to pass some through in order to remain competitive.Sobeys’ biggest competitors have made similar predictions. Loblaw Companies Ltd. CEO Galen Weston Jr. and Metro Inc. CEO Eric La Fleche predicted higher prices in the near future due to the tariffs during their most recent quarterly earnings calls with analysts.Medline’s comments came as the company reported a first-quarter profit of $95.6 million, up from $54 million a year ago, when it was hit by $28.7 million in costs related to its Project Sunrise cost-savings plan.The program is aimed at finding $500 million in cost savings, of which $100 million was realized in the quarter, said analyst Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets.“Realization of savings [is] a key driver of margin growth, but first-quarter results demonstrate that Empire is stepping up focus on regaining lost ground on market share,” she wrote in a report.The profit amounted to 35 cents per share for the quarter ended Aug. 4, compared with a profit of 30 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Sales totalled $6.46 billion, up from $6.27 billion.Same-store sales excluding fuel sales were up 1.3 per cent, compared with a 0.5 per cent increase in the same quarter last year amid its best tonnage or unit sales growth in six years.The improvement was partially offset by the deflationary impact of drug reforms and the wind-down and closure of 10 stores in Western Canada during the quarter.On an adjusted basis, Empire said it earned $100.2 million or 37 cents per share for the quarter, up from $87.5 million or 32 cents per share a year ago.Analysts had expected an adjusted profit of 42 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Empire’s shares lost 77 cents or 3.1 per cent at $24.29 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Companies in this story: (TSX:EMP.A, TSX:L, TSX:MRU)last_img read more

The police also urged the public to be mindful when making online transactions using credit cards as the information can be duplicated. According to the police, the Indian national arrested at the airport yesterday had arrived from Chennai and had in his possession 110 blank magnet cards.The suspect also had in his possession a decoder which can be used to copy data from a credit card. (Colombo Gazette) The police have cautioned the public to be aware of credit card fraud after an Indian national was arrested at the Katunayake airport with blank cards and equipment to forge credit cards.Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the public should always remain vigilant when handing over their credit cards to merchants. He also said that receipts provided by the merchants should have an authorized signature and the card should be swiped in front of the customer, read more

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar’s latest run towards parity with the U.S. dollar stalled Friday as traders avoided risky assets such as the loonie and commodities amid another day of worries about the eurozone debt crisis.The currency was down 0.48 of a cent to 98.75 cents US after closing at a two-month high Thursday. The dollar hasn’t closed above parity since May 8.Traders took in data showing inflation well under control as Statistics Canada reported that the country’s annual inflation rate rose 0.3 of a percentage point to 1.5 per cent in June, from 1.2 per cent the previous month.On a month-to-month basis, the consumer price index fell 0.4 per cent from May.The increase in the annual rate was mostly attributed to effects from the same period a year earlier, when gas prices were receding and the cost of new automobiles fell by over three per cent.The latest round of eurozone worries were sparked as the yield on Spain’s benchmark 10-year bond ran up to over seven per cent, a rate considered to be unsustainable.Yields rose even as finance ministers from the 17 euro countries approved a bailout for Spanish banks.But investors fear that the Spanish government could, in the meantime, face new costs helping its banks and could eventually need rescue loans itself.Oil prices slipped after rising Mideast tensions sent crude up by almost $3 on Thursday.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.22 to US$91.44 a barrel.Crude rose about five per cent last week as the oil market responded to a series of events that have raised concerns that Iran will try to block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway in the Persian Gulf through which one-fifth of the world’s oil travels every day.Metals were also lower with copper down nine cents to US$3.45 a pound. Bullion gained $2.40 to US$1,582.80 an ounce. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2012 4:35 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar closes lower as traders avoid risk, data shows inflation rise read more

The Brock University Film Series continues this week with Human Flow, a powerful film about the global refugee crisis.Though he’s known primarily as a star of the contemporary art world, Ai Weiwei makes a dramatic entrance into documentary filmmaking with this recent creation.Human Flow was shot in 23 countries around the world in an effort to capture the magnitude of a problem that has forced 65 million people from their homes in recent years.The result is a film of unbelievable empathy and humanity, one that was tackled by an artist who has been living in exile for years, and who feels a profound connection to the story and to the countless individuals involved.Weiwei never makes the film about himself, but is present in a number of key scenes, reaching out to some of the refugees he’s met, communicating with them, capturing their stories and letting them be seen and heard.   For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted Brock’s film series to bring some of the best in international, independent and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines. Films, all selected from the TIFF circuit, screen most Wednesdays until April 4 at the Pen Centre’s Landmark Cinemas.Tickets for each screening are $10 for adults and $5 for Brock students and can be purchased in the lobby of Landmark Cinemas each Wednesday night. Season tickets are also available. For more information and a full lineup, see the BUFS website. read more

Biotechnology MSc thesis defence Centre for Biotechnology student Robert Baldwin will defend his Master of Science thesis, “Development of a transcritome-based genome assembly tools and whole genome sequencing analysis for autism spectrum disorders,” by video conference Monday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Welch Hall 147.The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, chair; Andrew Doxey, external examiner (University of Waterloo); Ping Liang, supervisor; Fiona Hunter and Dr. Feng Li, committee members. Social Justice and Equity Studies MA thesis defence Social Justice and Equity Studies student MJ Deschamps, will defend the thesis, “Care amidst the condos? Understanding gentrification’s unjust impact on social and health service delivery to vulnerable populations in Ottawa, ON,” on Friday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in STH 456.The examination committee includes Michael Ashton, chair; Robert Wilton, external examiner (McMaster University); Ebru Ustundag, supervisor; and Mary-Beth Raddon and Mike Ripmeester, committee members. The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Feb. 20 to 26.All are open for the University community to attend. read more

first_imgThe last surviving British Dambuster has said if the Government bows to a public campaign to knight him, the award should be to remember his squadron and not himself.Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition organised by the television presenter Carol Vorderman calling on the Government to knight George “Johnny” Johnson.The 95-year-old was part of the RAF’s 617 Squadron, which conducted the celebrated 1943 night of raids on German dams to disable Hitler’s industrial heartland. “I hadn’t realised someone had nominated him, which they had. Then to be snubbed, I thought, was absolutely disgraceful.”He is already 95 and when he was asked to step forward he had no hesitation, just as all those in Bomber Command – none of them had any hesitation.”If you were part of Bomber Command you had more chance of surviving the Battle of the Somme – that is how many died, it was about half, a 50/50 chance, and they were all volunteers.”They were incredibly brave and they have been treated disgracefully since then – even today they haven’t got a medal.”Mr Johnson is one of only two survivors to take part in the raids. The other is Canadian former front gunner Fred Sutherland. The Mohne Dam in the Ruhr Valley after being bombed by 617 Squadron of the RAF, better known as the Dambusters,Credit:Keystone/Getty Of the 133 airmen who left to take part in Operation Chastise on May 16, 53 did not return.Ms Vorderman, a trained pilot herself and ambassador for the Air Cadets, said the decision to  the decision to leave him off the honours list was “disgraceful”.She said: “Really, the reason he is the last surviving Dambuster should be enough [for the knighthood], but it is what he has done since then that is quite incredible,” she said. How the Daily Telegraph reported the raids on May 18, 1943Credit:The Telegraph The former squadron leader was nominated for the accolade, but was not recognised in the New Year Honours List.Mr Johnson, from Bristol, said he was “absolutely amazed” at the public response to the petition.”When I think about the whole thing I feel it is being more directed at me and it should be directed at the squadron,” he said.”I’m the lucky one who is still alive. It is the squadron that did all the work and I was just one of the original 133 aircrew that formed the squadron.” Carol Vorderman said not giving Mr Johnson the honour had been a ‘disgrace’center_img The Mohne Dam in the Ruhr Valley after being bombed by 617 Squadron of the RAF, better known as the Dambusters, Carol Vorderman said not giving Mr Johnson the honour had been a 'disgrace' Mr Johnson, who published a book two years about his exploits, said he would accept an honour if he was offered one.”I would … bearing in mind it wasn’t me, it was the squadron it was going to – that’s the whole point,” he said.”I try to emphasise to people that I am the lucky one and I am still alive. It is the squadron that I served with, represented and still represent. Any honour that comes in my direction is an honour for the squadron.”Mr Johnson is the last surviving British member of the Lancaster crews who used Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bombs to attack the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Daily Telegraph reports the Dambusters raidslast_img read more

first_imgMr Graham has submitted plans to create the first basement development in the private mews in west London to create “storage and ancillary space”. The new floor would stretch underneath the house and below the back garden.But his neighbours are concerned that the narrow street, where properties sell for around £3 million, will be unable to cope with the large vehicles necessary to do the work.Among them are Lord and Lady Neuberger, who responded in January, during the same period the Supreme Court was considering the Government’s Brexit appeal.They said in their submission that the development would “reduce the quality of life” for residents both during the building work and afterwards. Lord Neuberger is one of the Supreme Court judgesCredit:Supreme Court  It is a planning battle that has become a common cause of discontent among homeowners in some of London’s wealthiest neighbourhoods.But in submitting plans for a basement to extend his three-storey mews home, one Notting Hill resident has come up against a particularly fearsome opponent. Former gambling director Malcolm Graham’s hopes of creating an extra floor underneath his property have met with opposition from none other than the most senior judge in the country, Lord Neuberger.The president of the Supreme Court, who oversaw the landmark Brexit court case on the triggering of Article 50, has become embroiled in the battle in his own backyard by filing objections to his neighbour’s plans. Liz Truss Liz Truss was criticised for not speaking out quickly enough after the Brexit ruling Credit:Carl Court /Getty He said judges were “not well treated” after three High Court judges unexpectedly ruled that the Government could not trigger the Brexit negotiations without a vote from peers and MPs.Liz Truss, the Justice Secretary, came under fire for failing to speak out quickly enough after the ruling led to sharp criticism of the judges by some sections of the media. Asked whether politicians responded quickly enough to defend the judiciary and rule of law, Lord Neuberger told Radio 4’s Today programme: “They were certainly vocal enough quickly enough after our hearing.”After the (High) Court hearing, I think they could have been quicker and clearer. But we all learn by experience, whether politicians or judges. It’s easy to be critical after the event.”They were faced with an unexpected situation from which, like all sensible people, they learned.”  Lady Neuberger told the Evening Standard: “We are concerned that this street is just not suitable for basement development.”Cranbrook Basements, who have submitted the application, told the  newspaper there would be “no measurable impact” on the local conservator area and pedestrian access would continue to be safe. Council officers have recommended that a planning committee approves the plans for the basement. It comes as Lord Neuberger publicly criticised politicians for not defending the judiciary quickly and clearly enough after the courts ruled that Theresa May must hold a parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50. Supreme Court Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

In a statement, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said: “This evening the High Court again ruled that it is in Alfie’s best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout.”Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout. This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him.”We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff, patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time.” Alder Hey said its top priority "remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves" Alfie has been at the centre of a life or death treatment battle, with his parents, Mr Evans and Kate James, trying to block doctors from withdrawing life support in a sometimes acrimonious six-month dispute which has seen a series of court battles.A “last-ditch appeal” in which the Italian Ambassador granted Alfie citizenship of Italy in order to take him to Rome for treatment failed on Monday. Alder Hey said its top priority “remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves”Credit:Andrew McCaren/LNP Tom Evans outside Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital where his 23-month-old son, Alfie, has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fight Terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, a judge has ruled but he will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment.Mr Justice Hayden described the 23-month-old at the centre of a life support battle as “courageous” and a “warrior”, but said the case had now reached its “final chapter”, he told a High Court hearing in Manchester.He rejected claims by Alfie’s father, Tom Evans, 21, that his son was “significantly better” than first thought because he had now been breathing unaided for 20 hours after doctors first withdrew life support on Monday night at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.Instead, the judge said the best Alfie’s parents could hope for was to “explore” the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home.But a doctor treating Alfie, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that for Alfie to be allowed home would require a “sea change” in attitude from the child’s family, and they feared that in the “worst case” they would try to take the boy abroad. Mr Justice Hayden ruled out his family’s wishes to take the child to the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, following interventions from the Pope and the Italian authorities. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Instead the judge said Alfie’s continued life was a “shaft of light” and a “special opportunity” for his parent to spend time with him – not the time for more legal manoeuvres. And he criticised the “malign hand” of one of the family’s advisers, law student Pavel Stroilov, who had, the court heard, been party to Mr Evans lodging a private prosecution of Alder Hey Hospital doctors, allegedly for murder.The judge said, in fact, the hospital had provided “world class” care for the child.The hospital’s doctors and independent medical experts say there is no cure and no hope for Alfie.Medics say he has a degenerative neurological condition destroying his brain, and it is in his best interests to withdraw life support. During another three-hour hearing on Tuesday at the Family Division of the High Court sitting in Manchester, Paul Diamond, from the Christian Legal Centre representing the parents, suggested the alleged change in the position meant the court should reconsider its decision on allowing Alfie to travel abroad.He handed the court a witness statement from Mr Evans in which he suggested his son’s health was “significantly better” than first thought since life support was withdrawn at 9.17pm last night, as he was continuing to live and breathe.But Mr Justice Hayden said in his ruling: “The sad truth is that it is not. With little, indeed no hesitation, I reject that.”The brain cannot regenerate itself and there is virtually nothing of his brain left.”There is, in truth, with great respect to the efforts of Mr Diamond, no substance to this application, which represents, at least within the court process, the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy.” Tom Evans outside Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where his 23-month-old son, Alfie, has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fightCredit:Peter Byrne/PA read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFire destroys building near fuel bondSeptember 3, 2017In “Local News”UPDATE: Second Enterprise home destroyed, reportedly by same arsonistsMay 11, 2018In “Crime”84-year-old dies in fire that razed his Berbice homeApril 10, 2017In “latest news” Fire fighters are vigorously working to contain a disastrous fire in the compound of Noble House Seafoods at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.Inews understands that sometime after lunch, workers were re-fueling a boat on the wharf when an object “pitched out” of the pump and sparked. The spark reportedly made contact with the fuel which led to an immediate eruption of fire.The employees nearby quickly raised an alarm as the fire began to spread rapidly.This online publication was told that even though fire fighters responded promptly, four of the six fuel tanks were already destroyed by the time they arrived.No one was reportedly injured up to the time of this publication.Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi) read more

first_img 11 Great TV Shows With Terrible EndingsBuy This Comic: The X-Files: Case Files – Flordia Man #1 In general, I like that the final two event seasons of The X-Files is favoring monster-of-the-week episodes. As a fan of the show, I stopped caring about the mythology long before the revival. Around the time the story about Mulder’s sister was wrapped up the first time. Even when the series’s initial run started going downhill, the individual standalone episodes are what kept us coming back. Well, along with the charged banter from Mulder and Scully. That never got old. For the most part, I’m glad that the new show is pretty much the same as the old show. Everyone’s a little older, and they occasionally have to address the fact that the real-world president is at odds with the F.B.I., but it’s business as usual. It’s a modern update that perfectly retains the spirit of the original run. For good and bad.As much as I love the monster-of-the-week episodes, not all of them were winners. It’s just that the bad ones were easier to ignore when The X-Files was just another show on TV with 24 episodes per season. Now that it’s billed as an Event Series, with only ten episodes, there’s more pressure for the show to nail each episode. Not every episode has to move the story forward. In fact, given where the mythology is at this point, I extra don’t care about that. It’s just that we have so few hours of The X-Files left it feels worse when one of them is just… fine. Not bad, really. Just not all that good either.Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny (Cr: Shane Harvey/FOX)I will give the episode credit for one thing: The doppelgangers are scary. What made me love this series originally was its ability to consistently scare the crap out of me. And having characters turn around and be confronted by a sinister double is effectively frightening. As are the gruesome ways people die in this episode. The idea is good, and should have made for a great standalone hour of The X-Files. It just whiffs on the execution. The episode starts out strong enough. A guy at a punk show sees someone who looks just like him. He books it, but the doppelganger shows up in his car, grabs the wheel and steers the car into a tree. He survives to tell the tale somehow, which is how the incident ends up grabbing the attention of Mulder and Scully.This is where the episode brings back another classic element of the show: Scully’s skepticism. Mulder is instantly ready to believe that there are evil doppelgangers trying to kill people, and Scully’s not sure evil is a thing that exists. It’s a dynamic that’s been missing from the last couple episodes, and it’s important to the show. Yes, Scully has personally witnessed much stranger things than this, but it makes sense that she still needs to be convinced. That way they don’t go after every crazy story the piques Mulder’s interest. The return of Scully’s pragmatic skepticism is welcome, even if the pop-psychobabble gets a little grating as the episode goes on. Yeah, this is an episode that likes to talk a lot about mental illness and schizophrenia, but you get the sense that nobody on staff really knew all that much about the topic.Gillian Anderson and guest star Karin Konoval (Cr: Shane Harvey/FOX)What’s worse is the show never even attempts to explain how the two mentally ill siblings are responsible for the doppelganger killings. Just that they are. Mulder and Scully notice that some of the recent victims of similar apparent suicides are connected to a mental hospital. There, they meet a schizophrenic woman with a split personality. She plays Hangman psychically with her brother, and on one of the pages, the solution was the name of the car-crash victim from the beginning. Mulder confronts the brother, while Scully remains with the sister, who turns mean and gets her thinking about aging.It’s at this point that the episode feels like it’s just going through the numbers, without any sense of why they’re going through these numbers. Mulder flirts with Scully, but she’s not into it. Enough that it actually comes off as a little creepy. This isn’t quite the workplace sexual tension I sign on for when I watch The X-Files. Though they eventually do sleep together and worry about the future in a scene that feels oddly out of place with the rest of the episode. They seemed to be just fine with each other and where their lives were in the last episode. Where’s this coming from? At least the psychic twins are fun. Karin Konoval plays both sister and brother so well, I didn’t even realize the same woman played both parts. She’s also devouring the scenery in a way that gives the episode some much-needed personality. This episode doesn’t seem to be all that concerned with its own story, but at least it isn’t boring.Guest star Karin Konoval (Cr: Shane Harvey/FOX)The same can be said for how it ends. I don’t come to this show for definitive answers. That’s never been part of the deal. I’d have liked some sort of half-baked theory attempting to explain the twins’ power or why it manifests as evil doppelgangers, but that’s not my real issue. My real issue is the lack of internal consistency. I can accept some pretty improbably stuff as long as there’s at least the appearance of some kind of internal logic. The siblings play Hangman with each other where the answer is the next person they’d like to see die. As they get closer to completing the puzzle the doppelganger appears more often. When the game is finished, the person dies. Do they have to be psychically connected for it to work? Do they both have the power independently? It’s unclear because when they disagree on whether to kill Mulder or Scully, both doppelgangers appear. Because both names have a U followed by an L. So is the game even necessary?The episode ends after a plodding fight scene (which is a real letdown after last week’s action-packed episode), and the twins get so mad at each other they cross out Mulder and Scully’s names, writing each other’s below. They’re both soon strangled to death by their doppelgangers. So nothing is explained, and we come away from the episode feeling like little of consequence actually happened. It wasn’t boring or even all that bad. You’d just hope with a shorter episode count and more time between seasons, the show could turn out something better than this. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has hit out against the Premier League’s top players for their diving anticsThe Bluebirds will take on third-place Tottenham later today hoping to build on last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester City.Victory over Mauricio Pochettino’s side will move Cardiff six points above the relegation zone.But, for Warnock, top players getting away with diving in the area is becoming a growing concern with Spurs striker Harry Kane being booked for diving in their 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the weekend.Meanwhile, the manner in which Mohamed Salah won penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal over the past week has also raised eyebrows.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s so difficult to see diving, you can’t blame referees,” said Warnock, according to Evening Standard.“I say to my players about the top players ‘try not to breathe on them’.“I said that before the Manchester United game, if they get in the box ‘Don’t breathe on them at all’ because they’ll be down.“That’s how it is nowadays.”The Cardiff and Spurs match will begin at 18:30 (CET) today.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alyeska Resort announced on Thursday morning that it is set to open for skiing this weekend. According to the Alyeska website, the resort reached 8 inches of snow on the entire mountain. The snow is 60 inches deep on the top of the mountain and Alyeska has received 99 inches this season. For Saturday, skiing and riding will begin with advanced and expert terrain only. All skiers will access the mountain via aerial tram from the hotel. Glacier Bowl Express will operate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tram download required. Daily tram operations will begin at 11 a.m. with service from the hotel to the top of the mountain and Glacier Bowl Express. Crews will also continued making snow on the mountain when weather permits. Friday will be opening day for pass holders and Saturday will be open to everyone else. For pass holders on Friday, the the mountain will be open for skiing and riding from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.last_img read more

first_img Red House Records Purchased By Compass Records Group Compass Records Group Absorbs Red House Records red-house-records-purchased-compass-records-group The full roster and catalogue of the folk/Americana label will be integrated into Compass Records Group Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 11:43 am Over the past 34 years, Red House Records has built a reputation as a trusted source of quality folk and Americana music, having launched the early careers of multi-GRAMMY winners like Larry Campbell while supporting younger artists on the rise such as the Wailin’ Jennys and the Cactus Blossoms.As Billboard reports, representatives for Nashville-based independent label group Compass Records have announced they have finalized a deal to purchase Red House and fully integrate its roster of artists and catalogue of recordings under the Compass umbrella.Compass Records is known for its diverse stable of artists, with a catalogue of more than 600 titles and a roster that includes names such as Colin Hay (Men At Work) and Bobby Osborne (Brothers Osborne). The record group’s founders, GRAMMY-winning country/bluegrass musician Alison Brown and producer Garry West, were friends and peers of late Red House Records founder and label boss Bob Feldman for nearly twenty years prior to his death in 2006.Regarding the purchase announcement, Brown said, “It’s incredibly meaningful for us to be able to carry Red House’s legacy into the future. We are really excited to work with such a fine roster of artists and are committed to keeping Red House’s brand of folk and Americana music alive.”Singer/songwriter and Red House artist John Gorka added, “I understand the economics and I think Compass is the best place to go. Compass has a lot of artists I admire and respect, and I think Red House will be in good company.”Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, N.W.A. Among 2018 Songwriters Hall NomineesRead more Twitter Email Facebook News last_img read more

first_imgValve Software’s frenetic, quirky, almost Pixar-like team-based mutliplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 has a lot of fans, but one in-game Engineer showed his love for Valve and their game with the ultimate gesture: by giving Valve their own working, life-sized Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun. Of course, a project of this magnitude wasn’t created by just any fan. In fact, it was lovingly assembled by the guys over at New Zealand’s WETA workshop, which is the special effects and CGI house responsible for the cutting-edge effects in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and District 9, amongst others. AdChoices广告The gun itself is a level 1 Sentry Gun from Team Fortress 2, and it does everything short of rip enemy spies and heavies into gelatinous ribbons: not only can it detect movement and track targets, but it also lights up and makes authentic Team Fortress 2 sentry gun sounds. Absolutely incredible. The only way it could get any better is if you could upgrade it by banging on it with a wrench. Maybe you can, but somehow i doubt any of the Valve guys want to give that a try.Read more at Technaboblast_img read more