Rio Paralympics: Wrong flag on kit shames India again

first_imgIt seems no lessons have been learnt from the debacles during Rio Games as the Indian Paralympic contingent in Rio too is facing similar issues. The International Paralympic Committee has raised objections over the kits and blazers provided to the Indian contingent and that may threaten contingent’s participation in opening ceremony.During the Rio Olympics, Indian players faced many kit related issues from delays and incorrect sizes to even issues with quality. Now India Today has learnt that the Indian Paralympic team might not be allowed to participate in the Paralympics games opening ceremony as the kit doesn’t meet official requirements. (Also Read: Rio 2016: India hockey coach buys sticks and shoes after opening victory)In a major blunder, the Indian flag on the official blazer does not have the white stripes in the middle. Furthermore, the track suits also lack the country’s name on the back. Even the International Paralympics Committee has raised objections over the use of their logo which doesn’t meet the style-sheet requirements given out by the IPC as the logo can only be used on a white background whereas the Indian blazer is black. Even on the front of the track suits, the second option for the team as a uniform for the opening ceremony, the logo used is bigger than the prescribed norms. The IPC has raised objections and the Indian team officials are running around trying to fix the issues.In some of the last minute ‘jugaad’, what the officials are trying to do is use tapes and stickers to correct the mistakes. Such is the tragedy that instead of proudly displaying the Indian flag, they are having to try and hide it on the blazer pockets by trying to procure scarfs last minute! Together with that, officials are trying to get ‘India’ printed on the back of the tracks suits to somehow walk out in the opening ceremony. During the Rio Olympics preceding the Paralympic games, India’s boxers were warned about not having India written on the back of their kit yet no lessons have been learnt.advertisementlast_img read more

Infineon: PWM controller IC and latest 700 V/800 V CoolMOS P7 MOSFET in a single package

first_img Continue Reading Previous Maxim: small step-down converters deliver low quiescent currentNext ST: STM32 software package brings Amazon Alexa technology to simple connected objects Infineon Technologies announces the fixed frequency 700 V/800 V CoolSET 5 th generation. This solution combines a PWM controller IC with the latest 700 V and 800 V CoolMOS P7 MOSFETs in a single package. The single platform supports isolated and non-isolated flyback topologies.The new fixed frequency 700 V/800 V CoolSET uses a high voltage Superjunction MOSFET in combination with an internal current regulator in a cascode configuration. This combination provides rapid startup, and easy implementation of brown in protection. The integrated 800 V MOSFET and optimized leading edge blanking time support high AC line inputs up to 350 V AC. Switching losses are reduced through an eco-mode which features a reduced switching frequency at mid and light load conditions.In addition to the standard output short, overload and over voltage protection, the CoolSET can detect abnormal line input conditions. In-system protection includes V CC and CS pin short-to-ground to prevent controller damage during abnormal startup conditions. Over temperature protection uses hysteresis to improve operational fault handling. All protection modes are implemented with auto-resume to minimize interruptions to system operation.The integrated CoolSET devices are available in DIP-7 and DSO-12 and the standalone fixed frequency PWM controller is available in a DSO-8 package.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

India vs West Indies: Indore ODI may be shifted as BCCI, MPCA fight over free tickets

first_imgThe second one day international (ODI) between India and West Indies is likely to shifted out of Indore if an agreement between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) is not reached.Ind vs WI Live Cricket ScoreBCCI has demanded 5 per cent of complimentary tickets for the October 24 match but that seems to be too much of an ask.As per new BCCI constitution, 90 per cent tickets of the total capacity of the stadium should be put on public sale which effectively means the state units are left with only 10 per cent of complimentary tickets.In this case, the Holkar stadium has capacity to accommodate 27,000 fans and MPCA will be left with 2700 complimentary tickets.The BCCI also demands its share of free passes for its sponsors and thus the bone of contention.”The managing committee of MPCA has decided that it is not possible to organise the second ODI between India and West Indies in Indore if BCCI doesn’t back down from it’s demand of complimentary tickets. We have intimated BCCI,” MCA joint secretary Milind Kanmadikar told PTI today.”We cannot accept BCCI’s demand for hospitality tickets. We have only 7000 seats in the pavilion (hospitality) gallery and going by 10 per cent, we would be left with only 700 seats. Now if we give five per cent of that, we are left with only 350 hospitality tickets,” Kanmadikar said.”Even we have to cater demands of our members, various government agencies. We also have only 10 per cent complimentaries in our state unit’s constitution but from that we can give the amount (five percent from each gallery) BCCI wants,” he said.advertisementThe clamour for free passes during international games has always been an issue with BCCI affiliated units but BCCI brass termed it as “blackmailing tactic” from Kanmadikar.”We don’t want to shift the match from Indore but if they create issues we have to prepare an alternate venue. This is pure blackmailing tactic from Kanmadikar,” a senior BCCI official said.The official also suggested that the issue is not that of tickets but something else.”During India’s tour of West Indies in 2017, Milind Kanmadikar was supposed to be the administrative manager but CoA chief Vinod Rai scuttled it as he felt that it was a glorified junket for state unit officials. Kanmadikar has not forgotten that slight and this is his way of getting back,” the official said.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Rishabh Pant biggest finisher in T20s right now: Prithvi Shaw

first_imgDelhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw believes his team-mate Rishabh Pant is the biggest finisher in T20 cricket at the moment.Delhi Capitals registered a convincing six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals here on Monday night to go to the top of the points table in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).Chasing 192, Pant played a splendid knock of 78 runs off 36 balls (4×6, 6×4) and guided Delhi to its seventh victory with four balls to spare at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.”Rishabh Pant is the biggest finisher of the game in T20s right now, especially for our team,” said Shaw at the post-match press conference.The right-handed batsman said his team was confident of chasing down the total.”Definitely, there was a plan. We knew in the powerplay there will be at least one spinner bowling and Shikhar bhai was batting so well in the powerplay, he was in a good flow. Then Jofra Archer, we knew he depends more on short balls and bouncers, so we were prepared,” said Shaw.Reflecting on his own inning, Shaw said he kept a measured approach as Dhawan was batting brilliantly at the other end.Shaw was more measured in his approach as Dhawan (54 off 27) gave the team a magnificent start, adding 72 runs for the opening wicket with Shaw (42) in only 7.3 overs.”I had not slowed down. It makes sense if someone is going better than you in the powerplay like Shikhi (Dhawan) bhai has done, I can’t just go out and smash every ball. I have to be mentally prepared as well to play that sort of innings.advertisement”When Dhawan was hitting the way he was, I thought I should take the game deep because in case he got out, one set batsman should be there to take the game deep.””And that’s what happened, he and Shreyas Iyer, both were dismissed in quick succession. But I was confident that if I took the game deep, I would be able to do the job,” he added.He also credited mentors Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Kaif for their valuable inputs and said, “With seniors like Sourav sir, Ricky sir, Kaif sir around, the body language changes. There are few youngsters like me, Sandeep (Lamichhane), Manjot (Kalra) but we are never made to feel that we were inexperienced, instead we are always kept in the same group with the seniors, on and off the field.””Sourav sir even chills with us when we don’t have practice. We go for dinners together. So there is a very strong bonding,” he added.Delhi will now host Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.Also Read | Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly made the difference for Delhi Capitals: Prithvi ShawAlso Read | It felt special when Sourav sir lifted me: Rishabh Pantlast_img read more

Kapten & Son Set to Make First Major Splash in America with PURE

first_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know In less than three years, CEO Artjem Weissbeck and his team at Kapten & Son started a watch brand and turned it into one of the fastest-growing timepiece brands outside the United States.The Germany-based company has risen through the ranks on the backs of a few key dial designs with a number of interchangeable bands. For now, all of their products are under $200 and reflect a quality many other brands in the same price category don’t have.We caught up with Weissbeck fresh off of last week’s launch of their PURE line. The decidedly design-focused lineup of two $99 watches (one black, one white) reflects a change in tone for the young brand, while signaling their approach for 2017 and beyond.The PURE line is built on this idea of “less, but better.” Where did the inspiration for that idea come from?We were really inspired by Dieter Rams (former lead designer at Braun and a giant in the design world). His biggest guideline is “good design is as little design as possible.” We also wanted to design a watch that we would like and our friends would like. First, the watch had to be easy to read. Second, it had to be a reflection of the urban, tech-centered lifestyle and lastly, keep Kapten’s DNA – the Roman 12 and 6 numerals (featured on all of their dials). Overall, we got a little bit older, wiser and with new tastes (from our first collection). We wanted to build the next iconic watch. As Germans, our principles of design reflect quality, functionality and simplicity.Influencer marketing and social media are a big part of K&S. Who is the influencer you see PURE appealing to the most? Ultimately, we dedicated the watch to the modern creatives that are kind of taking over big cities these days. [We’re appealing to] those that care about design and visuals. Because there’s a lot of stuff out there without much thinking, we’re showing there was plenty of thought put behind this watch.Normally, our innovation timeline is 3-6 months, but it took us close to a year to bring PURE to life. We wanted to build a watch that could bring us, again, an iconic piece, something like some of the early Swatches. We’re really happy with the result.What is the connection specifically with PURE that you want to create with new and returning Kapten buyers? Our brand is always about the journey. When we think about the journey, we kept connecting it with traveling – visualizing beaches and the world. We wanted to add a slightly older demographic to our buyers, while retaining those young wearers as well. PURE is for the watch buyer who is a little bit older and little bit more mindful.After PURE, what’s the next chapter in the Kapten & Son story?You’ll see that we are innovators. We will drop products like sneaker brands do with colorful, playful and timeless designs that will shout out to the world.We’re going to shoot to a higher price point too. We’ll maintain great sunglasses (as well as an eventual PURE line), but also head into new categories, K&S will not be a watch brand, but a brand to watch. We want to prove that. We’ll always keep our DNA, but we have a lot of room to play.You can scope out and purchase Kapten & Son’s PURE line here. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For?last_img read more

The Globus Family of Brands Sets Sail Towards Sustainability & Announces Support for The Ocean Cleanup

first_imgLITTLETON, Colorado – June 5, 2019 – On World Environment Day, the Globus family of brands is announcing plans to increase sustainability efforts and reduce waste while also contributing to The Ocean Cleanup: A non-profit organization focused on ridding the world’s oceans of plastics. As part of its increased sustainability efforts, the Globus family of brands – comprised of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways – is asking travelers to choose e-documents over printed travel itineraries, prior to their vacations. When they choose the eco-friendly option – eliminating paper and plastic use and waste – the Globus family will donate funds to The Ocean Cleanup to aid in their unprecedented efforts to clean-up the world’s oceans. Over five trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. The Ocean Cleanup has developed advanced technologies to eliminate plastics in our oceans. The non-profit organization has plans to cleanup 50 percent (50%) of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five (5) years. “It’s never been more important for companies to take a role in cleaning up our planet while also reducing and recycling waste,” said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer and president of the Globus family of brands. “Now, we’re asking our travelers to join us by favoring electronic travel documents over paper ones. When they do, our planet benefits.” In addition to encouraging travelers to get involved with the Globus family’s efforts to support The Ocean Cleanup, Avalon Waterways – the company’s award-winning river cruise operator – is increasing efforts to offer cruisers sustainable, responsible river cruising. “The vibrant and beautiful natural surroundings of the world’s rivers are a benefit of river cruising,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “And it is up to Avalon – and other river cruise companies – to preserve this precious environment around us. As a result, we have taken great strides to improve monitoring and measurement to reduce our environmental impact, to save water, to limit waste and to foster a sustainability culture among our crew and guests.” As part of these efforts, Avalon Waterways’ fleet of Suite Ships: Use LED light bulbs, consuming 90 percent (90%) less energy than incandescent bulbs Contain state-of-the-art propulsion systems that use 20 percent (20%) less fuel than other river cruise ships. Feature upgraded sewage treatment plants – the best on the world’s rivers – that offer a multi-step waste processing procedure, ensuring clean water is discharged back into rivers. Have low flow toilets and tap flow restrictors to help our guests limit water consumption. According to Hoffee, reducing waste is also a top priority for Avalon Waterways. “In the past two years, we have reduced paper waste by 80 percent (80%),” said Hoffee. “We’ve done this, in part, by favoring electronic media. For instance, onboard, we no longer deliver city maps to staterooms each day. Instead, we encourage our guests to use our new AvalonGO app. Off the ship, we prioritize e-brochures over printed brochures. And now, we hope our contributions to The Ocean Cleanup with encourage even more guests to choose e-documents.” Understanding the environmental impact of plastics – beyond the world’s oceans – Avalon Waterways is also working diligently to eliminate single use plastics across operation. Systems in place and/or planned for this year include: Using wooden stirrers for coffee. Replacing plastic straws with 100 percent (100%) biodegradable straws. Replacing plastic lids on to-go cups with compostable lids. Providing guests with washable, fabric laundry bags in staterooms. And offering refillable water bottles in each stateroom – and water stations throughout the ship. A worldwide effort, the Globus family of brands has eliminated single-use plastics in offices across the globe. The company is working to eliminate them from tours – as well as river cruises – by the end of 2020. For more information about the Globus family of brands’ efforts to positively contributing to the world, visit www.globusjourneys.com/Globus-Cares/. For more information on The Ocean Cleanup – the largest cleanup in history – visit www.theoceancleanup.com.  ABOUT THE GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDSLittleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States. Globus, Cosmos, Cosmos Lite, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options. Considered the world’s largest tour operator, with 92 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Consumers can book a Globus family of brands vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit www.globusfamily.com. Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com. ABOUT AVALON WATERWAYSTravelers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – Your Way – with customizable vacation options, from start to finish. Whether travelers want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When they prefer to explore on their own, we can help with all the recommendations, information and gear travelers need with our Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon’s FlexDining® program gives guests the choices they crave. With Avalon Waterways, the possibilities are as wide open as the views. For more information, visit www.avalonwaterways.com; travel agents can visit www.globusfamilypartner.com.last_img read more

Gov’t Working on Special Education Policy

first_imgStory Highlights “We believe that if we get the education right, identify the children with disabilities and put the provisions in place to deal with their needs, socially and otherwise, then the issue of inclusiveness will be less challenging,” she noted. This was noted by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in a speech delivered by Director, Industrial Relations and Allied Services at the Ministry, Gillian Corrodus, at the Regional Disability Studies Conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters on March 12. The Government is working towards the development of a Special Education Policy in order to better fulfil the academic requirements of students with special needs. The Government is working towards the development of a Special Education Policy in order to better fulfil the academic requirements of students with special needs.This was noted by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in a speech delivered by Director, Industrial Relations and Allied Services at the Ministry, Gillian Corrodus, at the Regional Disability Studies Conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters on March 12.She said it is the objective of the Government to ensure that the educational system has accessible centres of learning for the development of all children, regardless of their circumstance.“We believe that if we get the education right, identify the children with disabilities and put the provisions in place to deal with their needs, socially and otherwise, then the issue of inclusiveness will be less challenging,” she noted.The Minister added that the Government is committed to the creation of a framework that is conducive to the advancement of persons with disabilities from an early age into adulthood.“[Responding to] persons with disabilities cannot and should not be pigeon-holed… or put off for the future… so while we seek to grow our economy, simultaneously we must seek to grow those individuals who depend on society to give them even a much-needed start,” she said.The biennial conference was organised by the UWI’s Centre for Disability Studies under the theme: ‘Advancing the Disability through Culture and Sports in the Caribbean’.last_img read more

Klaveness Completes New Unsecured Bond Issue

first_imgKlaveness, March 18, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close zoom Klaveness Ship Holding AS (Klaveness) has completed a new unsecured bond issue of NOK 400 million (USD 66.9 million), with a borrowing limit of NOK 600 million (USD 100.4 million), and a maturity date in March 2020 with a coupon of NIBOR + 4.25%. An application will be made for the bonds to be listed on the Nordic ABM.Net proceeds from the new bond issue will be used for general corporate purposes.In connection with the placement of the new bond issue, Klaveness has repurchased bonds with a total nominal value of NOK 100 million (USD 16.7 million) in the existing bond issue KSH01 PRO (ISIN: NO 001067598.6) at a price of 103.35.Danske Bank Markets, DNB Markets and Pareto Securities acted as joint lead managers in connection with the placement of the new bond issue.last_img read more

Scotiabank is buying investment firm Jarislowsky Fraser for 950 million

TORONTO — The Bank of Nova Scotia has inked a mostly-stock deal to buy Montreal’s renowned Jarislowsky Fraser investment firm for $950 million, creating the third-largest active money manager in Canada.The agreement announced Monday gives Scotiabank more than $40 billion in assets under management and comes after the Canadian lender told shareholders at its investor day Feb. 1 that it is interested in acquiring more institutional and private wealth assets to diversify the mix of its wealth business, where its earnings came primarily from retail.Jarislowsky Fraser is an iconic Canadian brand “Jarislowsky Fraser is an iconic Canadian brand with a disciplined investment process, a team-oriented approach with a proven high-calibre investment team, and a long history of delivering outstanding investment capabilities to institutional investors and high net worth families,” Scotiabank chief executive Brian Porter said in a statement.“This transaction aligns with our strategic commitment to diversify our global wealth management business by building out a platform of rigorous, process-driven investment capabilities for institutional investors across our footprint in Canada and the Pacific Alliance.”The deal with Jarislowsky Fraser delivers a respected franchise to Scotia, Canada’s third-biggest lender and “improves its relative positioning and diversification in Canada,” CIBC Capital Markets analyst Robert Sedran said in a note to clients. The manager’s more than $40 billion in assets is comprised of roughly 70 per cent institutional and 30 per cent private wealth, he noted.“Strategically, the acquisition creates the third largest active manager in Canada,” said Sedran. Under the deal, Scotiabank will pay $950 million for the Montreal-based firm, mostly by issuing shares in the bank. An earn-out of up to $56 million in additional Scotiabank common shares may also be paid based on certain growth targets.The management team of Jarislowsky Fraser, which was founded in 1955 as a research boutique, will continue to lead its existing business and its head office will remain in Montreal.Should investors expect another stock market selloff?Everyone is scared and prices are down — and for long-term investors, it’s a beautiful thingThe deal received unanimous support from all partners including founder Stephen Jarislowsky, who will also continue his association with the business that will continue to carry his name and retain investment autonomy, the release said.“With its existing distribution footprint, Scotiabank is uniquely positioned to preserve the legacy of our firm and enable the next generation of growth,” Jarislowsky said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and to enhancing our investment capabilities to meet their needs today and in the future.”German-born Jarislowsky, one of Canada’s best-known and most outspoken investment managers, retired as chief executive of his namesake firm in 2012 at age 87.The deal is expected to close in the bank’s third quarter this year, subject to regulatory approvals. read more

Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion

She said the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration “is designed to enhance safety and order in migration management, and reduce recourse to dangerous, chaotic migratory routes”, revealing that “it seeks to maximize all the benefits of human mobility and mitigate its challenges.”A central promise of the non-binding pact is that it “reinforces, unambiguously, the fundamental principle that migrants everywhere should be treated with dignity and fairness,” added Ms. Arbour. She called on the governments who did not join to reconsider their position. She told them, “I urge you to read it carefully and of course form your own opinion. In doing so, listen to the Secretary-General’s dispelling of the myths about the Compact.”A former top Canadian judge, who also served as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Arbour, told sceptical nations who had decided not to be in Marrakech that “under international human rights law citizens of a country have the right to enter, stay and leave their country but they don’t have a right to go anywhere else unless they seek asylum, or are authorized by another country to enter its territory.” Ms. Arbour reiterated Secretary-General António Guterres’s call to banish the myths surrounding migration, and the international accord, saying that “it is not correct to suggest it imposes obligations on Member States and infringes on their sovereignty. It does nothing of the sort, and it is not binding, as a treaty would be.” ‘Full of energy and conviction’ for next phase: ArbourThe Compact also does not create any new right to migrate, she added. She reminded developed economies that migration is a net gain, and a boost to the work force. On the other hand, when countries host refugees and those forced to flee, “they should be assisted and celebrated, as they make the world a better place for all of us.”Ms. Arbour thanked the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference and enabling “this historic moment for migration and multilateralism” to unfold in Marrakesh. “We leave Marrakesh full of energy and conviction. With the Global Compact, we have an opportunity to embark on a new phase of cooperation on migration,” she said.More than 2,000 delegates made the trip to the Moroccan desert and the specially erected conference facility, including government officials, representatives of business, labour unions, civil society, mayors and many others who have a vital role to play in ensuring that migration is managed in a manner that benefits all.Implementation must come nextThe Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nasser Bourita, stressed the importance his country attaches to multilateralism in addressing migration and other pressing international issues. He told reports that Member States had demonstrated in Marrakesh, that “migration unites more than it divides”. He said adoption of the pact represents only the first step, which must be followed now by implementation, urging everyone to maintain momentum. Mr. Nasser hailed the Secretary-General’s initiative to launch the UN Network on Migration, describing it as the cornerstone to the Compact.Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told UN News in an interview, how the adoption of the pact would be of benefit to Africa. She said it should help stop some of the ill-treatment faced by Africans on the move, “the small numbers that have tried to cross borders illegally”, she said, and maintain the fight against poverty to try and stop young people from leaving home in the first place.Ms. Sirleaf, who chaired the High-Level panel on International Migration in Africa, admitted that the Compact will also enable African countries to find ways to ensure that “the people who cross the borders are given humane treatment, the dignity they deserve.” The Member States who took part in the intergovernmental conference in Morocco “committed to a global migration framework based on facts not myths,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, speaking at a closing press conference, adding that the framework would protect their national interests and enable better cooperation. read more

Dog gets lightsaber stuck in stomach after wolfing down Star Wars birthday

first_imgAmber and MarkCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Amber the German Shepherd was stuck in a very uncomfortable situation after naughtily wolfing down 2/3rds of a birthday cake.The six-month-old dog from Newcastle fancied crossing to the Dark Side when she stole a Star Wars themed birthday cake.She had a lucky escape when a vet found she hadn’t just eaten the cake, she had also managed to swallow the decorative lightsaber on top.Her owner,  Mark Collins, had bought the cake for his son’s eighth birthday and it was topped with cake decorating wire. Amber and Mark The lightsabre He accidentally left the cake uncovered, and the dog took the opportunity to stick her snout in and gobble it up.Amber then became incredibly ill, having to lie down to drink and vomiting more than 11 times.Vet Robert Norris, who treated Amber, said: “When Amber first arrived we were concerned firstly that the lightsaber could still be inside Amber and secondly that the cake was likely to upset Amber’s stomach and intestines.“When we X-rayed Amber, we could clearly see the lightsaber in her stomach – time was now of the essence as an obstruction in the digestive system can cause potentially life-threatening complications.“After explaining the situation to Amber’s owners, they agreed to elective surgery and we were able to remove the lightsaber safely.” The lightsabreCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Mr Collins said:  “I’d hidden the cake upstairs as Amber is not allowed up there, however the door was left open and she must have found it.“When I discovered Amber standing over the cake, I couldn’t believe how much she’d eaten, and when I couldn’t find the lightsaber I feared the worst. “We hoped that she had just eaten the cake and would bring all of it up, however as time passed it was obvious she was becoming more and more unwell so my wife and I decided the best thing to do was to take her straight to Westway.“We were so worried about Amber – it’s terrifying to think how things could have turned out if we hadn’t acted quickly. From now on we are going to make doubly sure there is nothing left around for Amber to sink her teeth into.” 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

Reshuffle in late 2014 with junior ministers and backbenchers in line for

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY plans a Cabinet reshuffle in the second half of next year with the likelihood that junior ministers and possibly even backbenchers could be promoted to the top table.Kenny said he expects “movement” sometime in 2014 with it likely to be after the local and European Elections which take place in late May.The government has already passed its halfway point in office without any major changes in the ministerial ranks and it is expected that changes made next year would last until the next general election in 2016.“[There are] some very talented people, I have to say, right across the Oireachtas on the backbenches,” Kenny said.The Fine Gael leader pointed out that the reduction in the number of junior ministers by his government has made it more difficult to give talented politicians opportunities in government departments.“It’s always difficult in a government situation for people to get the opportunity and it’s a great privilege for them to be able to serve. But I think we have some outstanding talent in both government parties and on the backbenches. “I certainly would like to see that people who work very hard and who show real ability should be given the chance to demonstrate that,” he added.Kenny also addressed speculation about Ireland’s next European Commissioner with the incumbent Márie Geoghegan-Quinn due to step down next year.The Taoiseach said that he has not yet considered his preferences for the role and declined to discuss the names that have been raised including the likes of Environment Minister Phil Hogan, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn and Health Minister James Reilly.“I hear names being mentioned all over the place, they’re all noses to the grindstone at the moment,” he added.Seán Sherlock: ‘Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister’Gilmore: “I am not wedded to Foreign Affairs”last_img read more

Viewer numbers for 831 WWE RAW number goes up

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Last night’s 8/31 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.89 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.87 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.99 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.83 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew 3.72 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list rachel bloom Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions last_img read more

Ministry of Social Services – Press Statement on the Shooting of the

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development extends condolences to the family that was affected by the shooting incident at 3:00 am on Monday, 28th, August 2017.The Ministry is concerned about the family of three where a father, mother and eight month old male infant were shot.   Regrettably the infant succumbed to his injuries however, the parents are being treated for their injuries.This shooting is another example of how even the youngest, most innocent child is not exempt from the violence in our communities.    Although the Ministry has overall responsibility for the care and protection of children under the “Child Protection Act” and related laws, this horrific incident underscores the need for the entire nation to partner with us to ensure that our children receive the care and protection that they deserve.    The public can rest assured that the circumstances of this situation are being thoroughly assessed by through the Department of Social Services’ Child Protection Unit, while our Police partners investigate the crime.The Department has begun the process to assist the immediate family to ensure that their basic needs are met through counseling and emotional support.   The Department also provides intervention and assistance to families experiencing domestic violence and other personal crises; through its Domestic Violence and Counseling Unit, which is located upstairs of the Galleria Cinema, in the RND Plaza.Although the Department of Social Services traditionally sets aside the month of April to focus the nation’s attention on matters related to child protection, we have begun a new initiative to assertively coordinate our efforts with our civil and social partners to eradicate the abuse and neglect of children year round.We take this opportunity to appeal to the public to report any cases where they suspect that a child is being, or appears to be abused, neglected or abandoned.    Please be assured that those who report can remain anonymous.    They do not need proof of these matters, since it is the job of the Police and the Department of Social Services to prove cases.    The National Hotline is a 24-hour service operated by the Ministry to address matters of abuse for children and adults.The National Hotline: 322-2763 or 422-2763The Domestic Violence Unit: 323-0171Release: BISlast_img read more

Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.Police say a woman in the home called 911 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday while her husband grabbed a baseball bat to protect his wife and two young children on the home’s upper floor.Arriving officers spotted a naked man walking down the street, talking to himself. He took off running, they chased and caught him.Police say after they arrested the 20-year-old man for investigation of burglary, he told them he’d taken LSD. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, then booked into jail.last_img

The Cheapskates best deals and discoveries of 2018

first_img Wyze Cam Pan 3:05 In your face, AirPods: These wire-free earbuds cost one-third as much. BlitzWolf I’m a sucker for “best” lists, especially the year-end variety that look back on all the great movies, TV shows, books and so on. Of course, this being CNET, we tend to focus on the technology side of things, hence this roundup of the best tech of 2018.Me, I focus on the cheap-tech side of things. So before we jump into 2019, I thought I’d pause to reflect on some of my favorite deals and discoveries of the past year. There’s a bit of non-tech stuff sprinkled in as well, just for fun.Best cheap gadget: BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 wire-free earbudsI tried a ton of cheap wire-free earbuds this year, and most of them failed in one way or another: bulky charging case, over-sensitive touch controls, bad fit, poor sound quality, etc.BlitzWolf’s design is just about perfect. Pop open the reasonably compact rectangular case and they instantly pair with each other and your phone. Then just place them in your ears, where they rest snugly but not overly so. You don’t have to “screw” them in like with some noise-isolating ‘buds.Best of all is the price: They normally run $50, but regular Cheapskate readers have been able to snag them for around $35 (and will be able to do so again at some point, I’m sure).RUNNER-UP: Wyze Cam Pan. It feels almost impossible that the Wyze Cam Pan is only $30, given that it offers nearly all the features of security cameras costing 3-4 times more. But it’s true, and as CNET’s Pan review reveals, it’s actually a pretty great product, too.Best cash back service: DoshI love getting cash back when I’m not even trying. That happens a lot with Dosh, an app that automatically awards rebates when you shop at various stores. You do have to link at least one credit card to the service, but think how far and wide you’ve already put your cards online. What’s one more place, especially if you’re getting extra money back in exchange?Read more: 4 surprising ways to get cash backBest freebie service: Hoopla Digitalhoopla-movies-nov-2018Hoopla offers ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. All you need is a library card! Hoopla People love to tell me that the best free stuff can be found at the library. I love to tell people some of the library’s best free stuff can be found at Hoopla, which offers card holders access to a huge, er, library of digital movies, music, TV shows, ebooks and audiobooks — plus mobile apps for enjoying all that stuff on the go.No, Hoopla doesn’t have everything you want, but I suspect you’ll be able to find plenty of stuff to keep you entertained. Here’s hoping your library has already partnered with the service. If not, ask them to!Runner up: Kanopy. Another library-powered service, Kanopy is home to a large and growing catalog of… I won’t say movies, but rather films. Documentaries, indies, international stuff, but definitely some mainstream titles as well. (Still haven’t seen the awesome Ex Machina? Kanopy has it.)Best freebie app: LastPassAlthough it’s obviously not new in 2018, LastPass remains one of the very few password managers that offers synchronization in its free version. Why is that important? So you can access your passwords anywhere and everywhere: phone, tablet, laptop and so on. If you do nothing else in 2019, start using a password manager.Read more: 7 New Year’s tech resolutionsBest newcomer: Siftsift-misc-credit-card-benefitsWho knew my credit card offered so many useful perks? Sift did. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET Far and away my favorite new app of 2018, Sift reveals all the hidden benefits of your credit card. (Travel insurance? Who knew!) It also tells you which is the best card to use for any given purchase (based on things like rewards, extended warranties and the like) and even helps you get price adjustments if it finds a lower price post-purchase. A new Chrome extension helps you shop smarter at Amazon, too.Best movie subscription service: Nonemoviepass-facebook-pageNo. Just, no. MoviePass “It’s not sustainable!” critics said of MoviePass and its all-you-can-watch subscription service. Man, oh, man, were they right. MoviePass sent its users on a terrible rollercoaster ride in 2018, to the point where my enthusiastic recommendation at the start of the year changed to a flat-out “do not buy” warning at the end.What about competitor Sinemia? I’ve soured on that one as well. Blame its flaky app, unreliable support (I recently waited two days to get a problem resolved) and unexpected fees — to say nothing of seemingly constant changes to pricing structures. But you know the biggest problem of all? There just aren’t that many movies I want to see. TV’s way better. Best unlikely way to save money: Intermittent fastingI’ve been doing intermittent fasting (IF) for nearly five months, and the most surprising thing about it is not how easy it was to adopt the lifestyle — it’s how much I’ve lowered my monthly food bill. Because, duh, I’m eating less. Indeed, with two out of three members of my household doing IF, we’re saving money and losing weight. Talk about a win-win.More to come on this in 2019.Best discoveries: BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty and Hamiltonbojackhorseman2.jpgI’m late to all these parties, but so what? As it happens, I didn’t think I’d care for any of these shows. I started watching both BoJack (Netflix) and Rick and Morty (Hulu) a couple times and thought, “Meh.” They’re both dark, super-crass and kind of disturbing — not really my cup of tea at all. But I’m glad I went back to them (at the relentless urging of friends), because they’re also hilarious once you get past all that. As for Hamilton, I won’t repeat myself; I’ll just urge you to read How to stream Hamilton for free.Best podcast: Movie CrushIt’s ironic that the podcast I listened to most in 2018 is about something I did very little of. Because, as noted above, I find TV preferable to movies these days.But Movie Crush is just a great podcast, thanks in no small part to affable host Chuck Bryant (best known for Stuff You Should Know) and frequent co-host Noel Brown. Some episodes focus on a single movie — usually with a celebrity guest on hand — while others dive into things like movie tropes, trivia and favorites.Runner up: Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast. You didn’t think I’d get this far without a shameless plug for my own (still-nascent) podcast, did you?OK, those are my picks. What were some of your favorite things in 2018? See it $37 CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments Now playing: Watch this: The best geek movies of 2018, ranked Tags Iyaz’s favorite gadget investments this year (2018 edition) Review • Proof a $30 security camera can be totally awesome Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 33 Photos Mentioned Above Wyze Cam Pan Share your voice The Cheapskate Gadgets Headphones Mobile TV and Movies 20last_img read more

Students plant saplings in Aksharasri Smart School

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Students of Aksharasri Smart School participated in Vana Mahotsavam programme held on the school premises here on Friday. As part of it, the students planted saplings on the school premises and its surrounding areas. The saplings were brought from various nurseries in the city for the programme.School director T Nagaratnam, teac hing and non-teaching staff were present.last_img

Yamuna river continues to flow over danger mark

first_imgNew Delhi: The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark with the water level at 206.60 metres. The river breached the danger mark of 205.33m on Monday night, and the authorities are expecting the level to go up to 207m by Wednesday. However, the river has been showing a steady trend since the wee hours of Wednesday, the Flood Control Department official told IANS. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “Although the river is showing a steady trend, the situation is critical and we are keeping a close eye on it,” the official said. The water level was rising due to rains in northern India and discharge of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana. “Water is being released from the barrage every hour since Saturday,” the official said, adding Haryana released 8.28 lakh cusecs of water on Sunday evening. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us The water discharged from the barrage — which provides drinking water to Delhi — normally takes 72 hours to reach the capital, the official said. Thousands of people living along the banks of the Yamuna were being moved to safer places since Sunday. The rail and vehicular traffic on the Old Yamuna Bridge have been suspended as the water level rose. The Yamuna crossed the “warning mark” of 204.5m late on Sunday night. Delhi witnessed the worst floods in 1978 when the river’s level touched a record 207.49m.last_img read more