Police and Forest Department personnel launched a search on March 31 for a monkey at Talabasta in Cuttack district of Odisha after it was believed to have carried away a 16-day-old boy from a house.“The newborn was sleeping with his father in their house when a monkey picked up the baby and escaped through the door early in the morning,” the Banki police said, quoting the father Ramakrushna Nayak.The mother, who had woken up a few minutes earlier and had kept the door ajar while attending to chores, saw the monkey take the child and alerted family members.
Shah Rukh KhanClick here to EnlargeShah Rukh Khan has chosen to get his knee surgery done in Mumbai instead of in the US, as he wants to keep a check on the ongoing promotion of his upcoming superhero flick Ra. One. The promotional activities for the movie need him closer to the city and considering the ambitious actor and producer that he is, he doesn’t want to be away from all the action. It is well known that SRK needs to undergo a knee surgery, which has been scheduled to take place in the last week of July.According to sources, Dr Ali Irani who had earlier performed surgery on Shah Rukh’s shoulder will lead the team of doctors who will decide on the surgery on his knee. Shah Rukh is in good hands as Dr Ali Irani is a specialist in sports medicine and was also the resident orthopedic for the Indian cricket team; he is also Sachin Tendulkar’s personal medical consultant.Andrew Leipus who is the official physiotherapist for the Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the specialist in Shah Rukh’s physiotherapy team. It is expected that Shah Rukh will fully recover in a month’s time following the surgery. Let’s hope he recovers as soon as possible.
Twitter/@the2ndsaulterThree Michigan blocked kicks helped the Wolverines jump out to a big lead early against UCF.Jim Harbaugh’s squad probably doesn’t need a huge effort in all three phases of the game to beat UCF, which finished without a win last year and is easing into former Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost’s new system. It is getting one, however.Michigan jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter, led by some impressive throws by quarterback Wilton Speight, and a phenomenal effort on special teams.In the first quarter, the Wolverines have blocked a Knights field goal and two punts. Video of the third Michigan blocked kicks, a 50-yard attempt by Matthew Wright, is available below.Great FG block by Michigan!#MichiganFootball pic.twitter.com/2YWXvqZbJI— Nathan S. (@the2ndsaulter) September 10, 2016The first deflected punt went just 13 yards, the second wound up going 27 yards, and the field goal, blocked by defensive end Chris Wormley, was advanced 10 yards by the Wolverines.UCF managed to get off its third punt attempt and Caleb Houston had a 47 yard kick, but on the Knights’ following possession, Chase Winovich had a big strip sack of Justin Holman, recovered by Maurice Hurst. After that, a 49-yard punt by Houston was returned 35 yards by Jabrill Peppers, to the Michigan 12 yard line. Jake Butt caught a touchdown pass from Speight three plays later to push the lead to 31-0, after the extra point.On the bright side for the Knights, they just scored on an impressive 87-yard end around by Adrian Killins to make it 31-7. Still, it looks like this is going to be a long day in The Big House.Michigan is 1-0 after beating Hawaii last week. 2-0 looks pretty inevitable as of this point. UCF is also 1-0, after a Week 1 win over FCS squad South Carolina State, 38-0. The Knights will face another Big Ten squad next weekend, albeit a far more beatable one, when Maryland heads to Orlando.
Hunters are helping feed the hungry by giving to food banks across the province. This is the fifth year for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, through which hunters help feed hungry families by donating deer and moose meat. “This is a great example of how government can work with organizations like Feed Nova Scotia and individuals to make life better for families in every region,” said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. “I want to sincerely thank the hunters who are making a significant difference through their donations.” “With so many families turning to food banks for support each month, programs like this are extremely important. A single kilogram of deer meat provides eight servings of protein. For a family who struggles with hunger and poverty, this can make the world of a difference,” said Dianne Swinemar, executive director of Feed Nova Scotia. “Since the program was introduced four years ago, hunters have donated 2,800 kilograms of meat, representing 22,000 servings of protein.” The process is easy. After registering a moose or deer, hunters take the carcass to one of 18 participating, registered meat cutters throughout the province and indicate the amount of meat they would like to donate. Feed Nova Scotia then distributes the meat to 150 member food banks provincewide. “We are fortunate to live in a country with wildlife populations abundant enough to be harvested,” said Tony Rodgers, executive director of Nova Scotia’s Federation of Anglers and Hunters. “A lot of hunters appreciate the opportunity to share this gift with others and they feel good knowing that through even small donations of meat, they can really make a difference.” Hunters Helping the Hungry is a joint initiative of Feed Nova Scotia and the hunting community, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, novascotiahunting.com, Eastern Woods and Waters and the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters. For more information on this program and other ways Feed Nova Scotia is helping hungry families, visit www.feednovascotia.ca .
Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme en Nouvelle-Écosse. Pendant le mois de mai, on encourage les gens qui pratiquent des activités de plein air à en apprendre davantage sur les façons d’éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie. « Bien que le risque de contracter la maladie de Lyme demeure faible en Nouvelle-Écosse, la population de tiques s’accroît et il est important de prendre de simples précautions pour éviter le contact avec les tiques, a dit le Dr Robert Strang, administrateur en chef de la santé publique. Les gens doivent faire preuve de prudence lorsqu’ils travaillent ou jouent dans des régions où l’on trouve de l’herbe haute, des arbustes et des arbres partout dans la province. » Il y a plusieurs façons de prévenir ou de réduire le contact avec les tiques : L’examen des vêtements et de la peau contribue également à prévenir la maladie de Lyme. Le fait d’enlever les tiques le plus tôt possible peut prévenir ou réduire le risque d’infection puisque les tiques à pattes noires peuvent seulement transmettre l’infection bactérienne après avoir été collées à la peau pendant au moins 24 heures. » « Nous travaillons fort pour nous assurer que les Néo-Écossais sont au courant de ces simples précautions pour éviter la maladie de Lyme, a dit le Dr Strang. Nous avons affiché l’information sur notre site Web, distribué des affiches et des brochures et transmis l’information aux professionnels de la santé. Nous travaillons également en étroite collaboration avec l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada pour sensibiliser davantage les gens et les professionnels de la santé au sujet des tiques et de la maladie de Lyme. » Les tiques porteuses de la bactérie pouvant causer la maladie de Lyme sont établies dans six régions en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il s’agit des comtés de Lunenburg, Shelburne, Queens, Yarmouth et Pictou, et de la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax. Toutefois, les tiques sont partout donc il vaut mieux prendre les précautions nécessaires lorsque vous êtes à l’extérieur. Il existe de nombreux types de tiques en Nouvelle-Écosse, mais seules les tiques à pattes noires transmettent la bactérie qui cause la maladie de Lyme. Les tiques porteuses de l’infection bactérienne peuvent la transmettre par leur piqûre. Le dépistage précoce de la maladie de Lyme permet de la traiter à l’aide d’antibiotiques. Le premier symptôme de la maladie de Lyme, et le plus courant, est l’apparition d’une éruption cutanée circulaire à l’endroit de la piqûre. D’autres symptômes incluent la fièvre, la fatigue, les douleurs musculaires et les maux de tête. Sans traitement, des symptômes plus graves peuvent apparaître, notamment la paralysie faciale (affaiblissement des muscles du visage), ainsi que des problèmes cardiaques ou des problèmes articulatoires chroniques. Ces complications peuvent également être traitées par des antibiotiques. Il y a eu 329 cas confirmés et probables de la maladie de Lyme en Nouvelle-Écosse depuis 2002. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/lyme.asp (en anglais seulement). Porter une chemise à manches longues, un pantalon et des chaussettes de couleur pâle (afin de mieux voir les tiques s’il y a lieu) et des chaussures fermées lorsqu’on travaille ou qu’on joue en plein air ou qu’on se promène dans les bois. Rentrer les extrémités du pantalon dans les chaussettes et rentrer la chemise dans le pantalon. Vaporiser un insectifuge contenant du DEET ou de l’icaridine sur les vêtements et les parties exposées de la peau. Examiner les vêtements et les parties exposées de la peau après avoir travaillé ou joué dehors ou dans des buissons ou de l’herbe haute pour s’assurer qu’il n’y a pas de tiques, et enlever toute tique attachée à la peau, s’il y a lieu. Si possible, prendre un bain ou une douche dans un délai de deux heures après être rentré. Il sera ainsi plus facile de voir les tiques. Tondre la pelouse régulièrement pour réduire le risque que les tiques s’établissent sur votre terrain.
Melbourne: India, the world’s third largest coal consumer, is one of the most appealing market for Australia’s thermal coal to meet its increasing energy requirements, according to a new report. According to ‘The Coal in India 2019” report, prepared by the Australia’s Office of the Chief Economist, Australia is not a significant supplier of thermal coal to India despite India’s imports growing by 84 million tonnes in the past five years. The report said that India was the world’s third largest coal consumer behind China and the United States; and the share of coal in India’s electricity mix was rising. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIndonesia was main supplier for India for thermal coal while Australian exports were going to China, Japan and South Korea, the report said, “The growth in Australia’s coal exports to India has coincided with the substantial rise in Indian coal imports, only exports of metallurgical coal to India have risen substantially,” its said. It said that there were a range of factors that had led to limited Australia’s thermal coal exports to India, particularly in the past five years including the Australian price which exceeded the level that Indian electricity companies, who were subjected to regulated prices, could profitably pay. “Subsequently, India’s coal importers have sourced supplies from the low-cost producers in Indonesia that supply lower energy content coal and have lower shipping costs for delivery to India. “However, the energy content premium that Australia’s coal typically attracts is getting smaller and key benchmark prices for Australian and Indonesia coal are getting closer,” the report added.
Shimla: In the countdown to impending Dharamshala bypoll to fill-up assembly seat, vacated by Lok Sabha member Krishan Kapoor, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday roped-in BJP veteran Shanta Kumar for his out-reach exercise with ‘Labharthis’ – beneficiaries of government schemes, setting-out clear for winning the seat, and also with a ‘record’ margin.Party incharge Mangal Pandey, who is also a cabinet minister in Bihar, sent a note of caution to the party leaders not to lobby for ticket – a decision which should be left to the party. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’This apparently seals the prospects of incumbent MP (Kangra) Krishan Kapoor to ask for fielding his son Shashwat Kapoor or Shanta Kumar wanting his man to be given ticket. To Shanta Kumar’s surprise, one of the loyalist ministers, Vipin Singh Parmar (Health), was not included in the party panel formed to handle the poll campaign, and for ‘work distribution’. That has left lot of party men in guessing. It appears that the party has given Chief Minister a free-hand and will enjoy full backing of Mangal Pandey, and RSS ideologue Pawan Rana. Rest will work under his close supervision. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe next cabinet expansion, insiders say, will particularly be determined on the basis of work which every cabinet minister and MLAs puts in at Dharamshala. The constituency has been divided in four zones. Two other cabinet ministers from Kangra Sraveen Chaudhary— a OBC leader and Bikram Thakur, a Rajput, besides sitting Jawalamukhi MLA Ramesh Dhawala and Deputy Speaker Hans Raj were made incharge, each heading a zone. All Kangra MLAs and party leaders will be at their team members. The developments comes in the wake of Shanta Kumar declaring that he would take ‘retirement’ from active politics. This made the Chief Minister to rush to Palampur – hometown of Shanta Kumar, where the two held a closed one-on-one meeting. Shanta retracted from his statement and agreed to campaign in the upcoming poll, which is seen quite crucial for the BJP as Kangra being hot-bed of politics and BJP’s strong fortress. Shanta Kumar was denied ticket in this year Lok Sabha poll and given was rather given to Krishan Kapoor, a cabinet minister – who won by a highest ever votes in the poll. But, Shanta was obviously not very happy with the way he was told to stay out of the polls undermining his relevance in the state. Now, the issue of ticket has also become very ticklish for the party as Shanta continues to have considerable influence in Kangra and so being Krishan Kapoor— a Gaddi leader. Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who had been keeping a low profile ever since formation of the government under Jai Ram Thakur, has also started speaking out his mind on the issue of governance and party matters. Another key Himachal Pradesh leader J P Nadda, after having been appointed as working president of the party, also will have his say in the tickets. Thus, for Jai Ram Thakur the bypoll for Dharamshala and Pacchad – another vacant seat in Shimla Parliamentary constituency are going to be an acid test.
BATHURST, N.B. – Police say three youths have been arrested in Bathurst, after a threat involving schools in the northern New Brunswick city was posted on social media.The alleged threat prompted a lockdown of students at the Nepisiguit High School and Place des Jeunes School on Monday morning, but was lifted shortly before noon, and students sent home for the rest of the day.In a post on their Facebook page, Bathurst City Police say other schools in the municipality were also placed in a “restricted access” mode during the incident.Police have not said if the three youths were students at the schools, but do say the investigation is ongoing.The police are thanking school staff for their professionalism during the process to secure students and their collaboration with law enforcement personnel.They are also commending parents for their cooperation and understanding during the course of the incident.
TORONTO – Toronto police are looking into a video posted over the weekend that appears to show a woman throwing a patio chair onto the Gardiner Expressway from a balcony.The clip, believed to be posted on Snapchat, shows a blonde woman standing on the balcony of a condo building holding a patio chair before launching it over the edge of the railing. The video follows the chair on its way down towards the Gardiner below. The chair misses the expressway but the video cuts out before the chair lands.A building resident told CityNews she saw the mangled chairs just a few feet away from the front door and thought the wind might have blown them over. She said she was outraged by what she saw in the video.“It could have killed me. I walk in and out of this door multiple times a day. My husband walks out of here,” said Julia Mazurick. “There’s people with babies, with pets, dog walkers, everything. I don’t think there’s anything funny — I don’t know what kind of state of mind you would have to be in actually to think that would be funny.” Two chairs are seen mangled outside a condo building after being thrown off a balcony. Photo courtesy: Reddit/Devin Const. David Hopkinson said the actions of the woman in the video are extremely thoughtless.“How can you do something like that, that appears so callous? We’re looking at video of something that could absolutely cause somebody’s death,” he saidSgt. Ron Boyce told 680NEWS police believe there were actually multiple items thrown off a very high floor of 55 Bremner Boulevard. Investigators also believe the incident could have been part of a social media stunt.No injuries were reported in the incident which is believed to have happened at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the chair landing next to a bike rack at the front entrance of the condo building. Police say no one has come forward regarding any crashes related to a collision with a chair.Police are still working to identify the woman in the video and say she is wanted for mischief – endanger life. They are also looking for the person recording the video.Const. Hopkinson says depending on the reason and what led to for the incident, the woman seen throwing the chair could also face more charges.“Is she trying to harm somebody? Is her intent to throw the chairs on somebody specific? If that’s the case, we’re talking very, very serious either weapons or assault charges. Highest level you can think of.”The woman in the video is described as white, in her 20s, five foot one to two inches tall, a slim build with long blond hair.
The United Nations refugee agency has raised asked the Government of Ukraine to investigate the recent murder of a Congolese asylum seeker in the country.“We are shocked by the murder last weekend in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv (Kiev) of an asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” said William Spindler, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The 19-year old asylum seeker arrived in June 2007 in search of international protection and approached the agency’s non-governmental organization (NGO) partner NGO in Kyiv for legal assistance and was officially registered as an asylum seeker.His body was found on the night of 27 January, with numerous knife wounds and police have indicated that there is no known motive. “The United Nations Office in Ukraine, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration have expressed to the Ukrainian authorities their grave concern over this murder and requested that a thorough investigation be conducted, including the possibility that it was a racially-motivated attack, and keep them informed of the outcome of the investigation,” Mr. Spindler said.Last June, UNHCR expressed concern about the rise in attacks on asylum seekers and refugees in Ukraine. In 2007 some 17 persons of concern reported to UNHCR such incidents in Kyiv alone, “including unprovoked attacks, beatings and verbal abuse,” the spokesman said.In January, organizations monitoring the situation noticed an increase in the number of incidents of violence against people of different ethnicity both in Kyiv and in other parts of the country.UNHCR praised the Government for taking steps to address the problem, including appointing a special ambassador to address this problem. 1 February 2008The United Nations refugee agency has raised asked the Government of Ukraine to investigate the recent murder of a Congolese asylum seeker in the country.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick OTTAWA — Chris Hadfield phoned home to help unveil Canada’s new plastic money.[np_storybar title=”Poll: Do you like the new bills?” link=”https://www.facebook.com/questions/10151649767943594/”%5D [/np_storybar]The Canadian astronaut commanding the International Space Station made a cameo via satellite Tuesday as outgoing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced the latest in polymer currency.The guest appearance of Hadfield — the popular space man who tweets photos, strums his guitar and does science experiments while floating hundreds of kilometres above the Earth’s surface — was perhaps no great surprise given the $5 bill’s space motif and some telegraphing on Flaherty’s part.Have you seen what’s on Canada’s new $5 bank note? bit.ly/lszq5X Just announced it today with @bankofcanada from orbit. — Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) April 30, 2013The finance minister stalled briefly until a phone began to ring. Flaherty took a friendly jab as the central banker, who is leaving soon to take over the Bank of England.“Don’t tell me it’s London calling,” Flaherty joked.A bobbing Hadfield then chatted with Flaherty and Carney as a $5 note spun around in front of him like the hands on a clock in the absence of gravity.The note features images of the Canadarm, a generic astronaut and Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman, while the $10 — also revealed Tuesday — has a picture on it of a train running through the Rockies.“From orbit, it’s really clear that Canada’s internal accomplishments have reached well beyond our extensive frontiers,” Hadfield said.“These new polymer notes show us the type of thing that we can accomplish when we really put our minds to it.”The new notes will go into circulation in November, joining the other polymer bills that were previously introduced.Documents released earlier this week show some people found the new $5 bill too “cartoonish” and the $10 too old-fashioned.The bank says the polymer notes last two-and-a-half times longer than the old, cotton-paper bills.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Some Canadians are less than thrilled with the country’s new line of plastic bills. Vending machine owners complained last fall after the release of the new $20 that their machines would not accept the new currency. As many as half a million machines that scan bank notes needed reprogramming to accept the radically redesigned bills, according to a Canadian Press report at the time.In addition, unconfirmed reports of melting bills emerged last July when a Kelowna, B.C., bank teller said she had heard of cases in which several bills had melted together inside a car. Canada’s central bank said it could not disclose details of behind-the-scenes discussions about tales of melting banknotes as they could endanger national security or international relations.Some people took to Twitter to lament the move from paper to plastic, while others voiced annoyance over the change in imagery on the bills:Noooooo. Now all our bills are that lame plastic..there is something visceral & cool about the feel of paper bills. cbc.ca/news/canada/st… — Andrew King (@twitandrewking) April 30, 2013The young hockey players are gone from the new $5? Replaced by a robot?? #StompinTomOnThe5!! cbc.ca/news/canada/st… — Andrew Rodger (@StompinTomOn5) April 30, 2013Others responded more positively to the new bills:The new $5 and $10 bills look very sleekbit.ly/Zy3cnw — John C (@7John_7) April 30, 2013Take that, world! Our new currency will have SPACE ROBOTS on it! engadget.com/2013/04/30/can… — Screenhog (@_screenhog) April 30, 2013
The work of Brock Professor Donna Szoke on the hidden history of nuclear waste is being featured in a Toronto group exhibition that opened last week.Szoke, a researcher and Visual Arts Chair, has her work on display as part of Digital Animalities — a two-venue exhibition of artworks that examines how human-animal understandings and relationships are changing through the use of ubiquitous media and new technologies.The exhibition is part of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada(SSHRC)-funded research project titled “Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk,” led by Jody Berland of York University.It brings the work of artists and researchers together to highlight the challenges and opportunities for new understandings of animals in contemporary digital culture.Co-curated by Giovanni Aloi, Matthew Brower and Curatorial Assistant Seb Roberts, Digital Animalities divided the works into two exhibitions: Mapping (at the James B. Aird gallery) and Rendering (at CONTACT Gallery).Szoke’s Invisible Histories (a geolocative smartphone/tablet app she developed in 2015) is featured in the Mapping exhibition.The free app maps nuclear waste at a Niagara Falls, N.Y., storage site, where more than 270,000 mice used in radioactive experiments have been buried.The app brings public awareness to the fact that there is radioactive evidence of secret atomic testing that took place during the infamous Manhattan Project in Niagara.Users are guided through the app to the rodent burial site through the leadership of green, glowing 3D mice that become more prevalent on-screen as the site grows near.Szoke said it’s ironic, because no one actually wants to go towards nuclear waste, but the mice guide users to their graves to reveal their tragic end.Szoke was awarded the 2017 Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. Her artistic work includes media art, interactive animation, installation, drawing, experimentation and printmaking.Digital Animalities runs at the John B. Aird Gallery and CONTACT Gallery in Toronto until Nov. 23.The Invisible Histories app is available for free download at the iTunes store (OsX) and Google Play (Android).
AMES, Iowa — Marial Shayok scored 18 points, freshman Tyrese Haliburton had 16 and Iowa State cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 82-55 on Monday night for its third straight win.Michael Jacobson scored 13 points with 10 rebounds for his first double-double with the Cyclones (6-1), who never trailed in disposing of the Mavericks.Iowa State showed no signs of fatigue after spending last week at the Maui Invitational, scoring the game’s first 11 points and jumping ahead 41-28 by the break. Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker then buried back-to-back 3s to make it a 60-36 game with just over 14 minutes left.Terrence Lewis scored 15 points and Horton-Tucker had 14 points, six rebounds and five steals for Iowa State. The Cyclones outrebounded the Mavs 46-33.JT Gibson scored 16 to lead Omaha (3-4).THE BIG PICTUREOmaha: The Mavericks fell to 0-9 against Big 12 teams. This was the first of a five-game road trip for Omaha, which will also face Arizona State and Oregon during that stretch.Iowa St: Haliburton has looked like he belongs in a Big 12 uniform from the moment the season started. But this was the first time he completely took over a game for a stretch, scoring 16 points with three rebounds, two steals and a block in the first half alone. The Cyclones landed a good one in the lanky and long 6-foot-5 point guard.UP NEXTIowa State hosts North Dakota State on Dec. 3.Omaha plays at Arizona State on Wednesday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Luke Meredith, The Associated Press
West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Jim Munro confirmed that police are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths.A neighbour who asked not to be named said: “One of the children was running in the road crying that her mummy was bleeding.“She must’ve been about seven or eight knocked on the neighbour’s door. There’s a small baby and another child who live there and were all taken out.””I left the house about 1.30pm and came back at 4pm and there were police cars everywhere and forensics.”The family always kept themselves to themselves so we didn’t see them very much. It’s a shock and it’s scary but you don’t know what going on behind closed doors.A neighbour alerted police at around 2pm on Saturday heard the cries of three children all under eight in their Oldbury home, West Mids. “The whole estate is full of families mainly.” A girl burst out of her family home in tears after suspected murder-suicide in family home.A 26-year-old woman who died of head injuries and the body of her 30-year-old husband in another room were found on Saturday 5.Police were called out to the family home after a concerned neighbour heard the cries of the two young children and a small baby at the address. He said: “This is a truly tragic incident: it’s understood the woman was violently attacked before the offender took his own life.“The timeline of exactly what happened is unclear but we believe the two people died during the morning.”There were three children, including a small baby, present at the address when officers made the discovery − they are being looked after by loved ones and will receive specialist support.”A post mortem examination is due to take place on the bodies later today.Police and at least three ambulances rushed to the semi-detached house, home to what neighbours described as as an Eastern European couple, on Saturday afternoon.The property is thought to belong to a housing association.Another neighbour said: “It’s such a shock, I can’t believe it. Nothing usually happens here, it’s really quiet.”I just feel for the kids, you know, because they’ve lost their mum and their dad.”Two police officers guarded the property on a new cul-de-sac popular with young families, in an unmarked car parked on the drive.The curtains in the front room of the house where the two bodies were found and a trampoline was left in the back garden next to a child’s ride-along car could be seen. Sarah Cooper, 29, who has lived in the road for four years, said: “The first I knew that anything had happened was on Sunday morning when I saw two police officers down that end of the road, and that was it.”This morning there was a police van, too.“This tends to be a very quiet road and people keep themselves to themselves. We say hello to people as we are passing but that is about it.“To hear what has happened is shocking and surprising. It is an awful thing which has happened and it makes you wonder if there were problems going on in the family.”Lee Ogleby, 38, a resident of five years, said: “Over the weekend there were police, ambulance crews and forensic teams.“It is a bit shocking to hear this has gone on. It is normally a really nice road and there is never nothing going on. This is just shocking.”Another resident, who asked not to be named, said: “Now that I know what it all was I am really worried.“You might get a party every now or then in this road but generally it is a really quiet kind of area. 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.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan ‘killed dozens’April 14, 2017In “World”Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikesApril 17, 2017In “World”U.S. fires missiles at Assad airbase; Russia denounces ‘aggression’April 7, 2017In “World” The GBU-43/B is launched from a MC-130E Combat Talon I at Eglain Air Force Base in Florida on November 21, 2003. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force photo/Handout/File photo(Reuters) The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.It was the first time the United States has used this size of bomb in a conflict. It was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said.Also known as the “mother of all bombs,” the GBU-43 is a 21,600 pound (9,797 kg) GPS-guided munition and was first tested in March 2003, just days before the start of the Iraq war.General John Nicholson, the head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, said the bomb was used against caves and bunkers housing fighters of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, also known as ISIS-K.“This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K,” Nicholson said in a statement.It was not immediately clear how much damage the bomb did.(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Alistair Bell)
Devico has signed an agent agreement with Atlas Copco, a leading supplier to the exploration drilling market in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company offers a complete portfolio of exploration equipment. Under the terms of the agent agreement, Atlas Copco will offer Devico surveying tools and software in the range of exploration products they offer to the exploration and geotechnical drilling markets of southern Africa.“Atlas Copco Exploration Products Africa (South Africa) has a strong sales network in this region that will be key to the growth of Devico survey instruments,” says Viktor Tokle, Managing Director at Devico. “We are thrilled to have them as a partner for Devico as we expand our support for customers in one of the most important exploration regions in the world.”Atlas Copco will represent Devico tools in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The products marketed by Atlas Copco under this agreement will include DeviTool, PeeWee, DeviFlex, DeviCore, DeviGyro and DeviDip, as well as the Devico software for planning and calculating borehole trajectories, DeviSoft. All products supplied by Devico will be marketed under the Devico brand and related trademarks.Devico is a Norwegian based supplier of directional core drilling systems which allow surveying while drilling in deviated boreholes. Devico has 20 years experience of directional core drilling and is today the market leader in this field.
Yesterday was supposed to be a big day for Verizon Wireless customers: the Samsung Droid Charge was supposed to hit store shelves, giving customers two options when it came to handsets that used Big Red’s new 4G LTE network (the other being the ThunderBolt). Unfortunately, Verizon Wireless’ entire 4G LTE network went down earlier this week, and even though it came back into service yesterday, Samsung and Verizon Wireless decided to postpone the launch of the Droid Charge until everything’s stable again.Customers who ordered the Droid Charge will still be able to get their devices, but they won’t be much good – as part of the troubleshooting effort, Verizon Wireless cut off new activations on their 4G network until they could pinpoint the problem. Since the network was down, it’s not as though any new devices could have been successfully activated anyway. Even if the devices could have been activated over 3G, they wouldn’t have seen the drastic speed that Samsung and Verizon Wireless have been promising users would enjoy.At the same time, it also means that customers who want to stop by a Verizon Wireless store to pick up a Droid Charge won’t be able to buy one either, even though the devices are clearly in stores. Even though the network is back up Samsung and Verizon Wireless aren’t commenting just yet on when customers will be able to buy the Charge, and only say they’ll notify us with a new date when it’s available.It’s unfortunate, since Samsung had just wrapped up a pretty large marketing campaign around the launch of the Droid Charge. The campaign, for its part, is still on-going, and the Droid Charge scavenger hunt is in-progress. Verizon Wireless is apparently activating the Droid Charges that are being uncovered by contest participants around the country, so a formal release date can’t be far off.Read more at Business Insider and Twitter (@DroidLanding)
Two men due in court over international money laundering investigation The men, aged 39 and 48 years of age, were arrested this morning in the Ratoath and Blanchardstown areas. Image: RollingNews.ie Share1 Tweet Email 13,983 Views Mar 9th 2017, 10:30 AM TWO MEN WHO have been charged in connection with an international money laundering investigation are due in court today.The men, aged 39 and 48 years of age, were arrested this morning in the Ratoath and Blanchardstown areas.They’re due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court this morning at 10.30am.Gardaí of the Money Laundering Investigation Unit, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau were involved in the arrest and the charges against the men.Read: Man (20s) in serious condition after being hit by a van while jogging Image: RollingNews.ie Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 10:30 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3278461 No Comments
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is set to vote on a bill that would allow licenses to be issued for online gaming operations.The bill passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when the House Committee on Gaming approved the measure by three votes to one, meaning it will now be put to the House of Representatives for full consideration, according to local media reports. Load More 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report China gives Philippines iGaming reprieve but POGOs not safe yet Inside Asian Gaming named Lead Media Partner of G2E Asia @ the Philippines If passed, House Bill 21-31 would establish the CNMI as a new base for online gaming operators in the region, to be regulated by the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC).However, CCC Chairman Juan Sablan and acting Executive Director Charlie Atalig have called on parliament to consider the measure further before voting it into law.“The commission’s main concerns include issues of money laundering and problem gambling,” the duo wrote in a joint letter.“With proper regulation, these issues can be addressed and mitigated, but this can only occur after study and the development of best practices. These best practices may not yet be in place.”Sablan and Atalig have recommended a requirement for online gaming operators to hold a CNMI business license, to be physically located in the CNMI and to use banks with headquarters either in the CNMI or the United States.“So doing will help minimize money laundering concerns while also helping maximize tax auditing and collections,” they said. RelatedPosts
NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 31, 2018 – 9:51 am Jared Leto Talks ‘America,’ Halsey & “Rescue Me” We go behind the scenes with the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman to chat about the band’s latest album, creativity, collaboration and moreAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 31, 2018 – 9:52 am Actor and musician Jared Leto may have made his name in Hollywood with major roles in films like Requiem For A Dream and Dallas Buyer Club, for which he won an Academy Award, but music has always been his main passion.Leto formed alternative-rock group Thirty Seconds To Mars with his brother Shannon back in 1998, releasing their cult-classic, self-titled debut album in 2002. Since then, they have toured the world several times, filmed music video epics and recorded four more studio albums. Their latest LP, America, released on April 6, features tons of collaborations (Halsey, Zedd and ASAP Rocky all make appearances) and experimentation with new sounds, including a greater emphasis on pop and dance influences. Twitter News Email Facebook Jared Leto On ‘America,’ Working With Halsey, “Rescue Me” & More Jared Leto On ‘America,’ Halsey & “Rescue Me” jared-leto-america-working-halsey-rescue-me-more Leto recently visited the GRAMMY Museum in his hometown of Los Angeles to go in-depth on new music and more in a conversation at the Clive Davis Theater. Before the event, we caught up with the singer and actor, who revealed his favorite track on America, what it was like recording his first-ever duet (with GRAMMY nominee Halsey), his approach to making music, and more.Lenny Kravitz On His Biggest Influences, Love, Creativity & MoreRead more