Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgCONTINUING WORK INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre, is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. Replacement to take place this year. Detour via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102/103 – Bicentennial Highway Blasting is taking place on Highway 102 between Exit 2A and Exit 1D and Highway 103 between Exit 2A and Exit 1B. Work is for the new 102/103 interchange. Blasting will take place twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for ten-minute intervals. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, March 31.center_img YARMOUTH COUNTY: Cape Forchu Bridge, Route 304 Cape Forchu Bridge on Route 304, Yarmouth Bar, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Sunday, March 31. Traffic lights and traffic control personal will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road.last_img read more

Kejriwal says Yamuna to breach danger mark this evening urges people to

first_imgNew Delhi: Water level in the Yamuna is likely to cross the danger mark this evening, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, urging people in low-lying areas to move to temporary shelters set up by the administration. Traffic movement on Old Yamuna Bridge (popularly known as Lohe Ka Pul) was closed by the administration in view of rising river. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said the next two days are “critical” but asserted his government is ready to deal with the situation that may arise. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The chief minister held a meeting with ministers and top officers to assess the situation and reviewed arrangements. Haryana released a record 8.28 lakh cusecs water in the Yamuna on Sunday, he said. “This water is likely to reach Delhi by Monday evening and the danger mark in the Yamuna at 205.33 metres is likely to be breached,” he said. In 2013, Kejriwal said, Haryana released 8.06 lakh cusecs water which led to a rise in the Yamuna to 207.32 metres. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday So far, 2,120 temporary shelters have been set up, where food, water and other amenities are being provided by government agencies. More than 23,800 people will be required to be moved out from low-lying areas, according to official estimates. The river was flowing at 205.2 metres in Delhi at 3pm. Haryana released 1.87 lakh cusecs water at 2pm on Monday and 1.79 lakh cusecs was discharged from Hathnikund barrage at 3pm. Kejriwal said there was no need for people to panic but those in low-lying areas needed to shift to temporary shelters. He also urged parents to not allow their children near the river or to go for swimming or bathing in the swelling waters. The Yamuna flows through six districts of Delhi whose low-lying areas are prone to flooding. The administration has deployed 30 boats to prevent accidental drowning.last_img read more

March 27April 2 Must See Cultural Events

Rabat – Each week, Morocco has a comprehensive cultural plan. Read our listing to discover some of the most interesting cultural happenings taking place this week in the kingdom.Cinema Human Rights “3000 Nights”:The ARMCDH program, as part of its monthly activities devoted to the promotion of human rights through cinema, will screen the Palestinian film “3000 nights” directed by Mai Masri. The screening will be followed by a debate on the film’s themes. 3000 nights centres around a young Palestinian woman in an Israeli prison as she fights to protect her newborn son and ensure his survival. 3000 nights is a powerful portrayal of hope, bravery and strength.Screening Dates and Locations: Thursday March 30- 6.30 pm, at the Cinémathèque du CCM-Rabat Friday March 31 – 6.30pm at the Cultural Center ‘Les étoiles’- Casablanca Tuesday April 4 – 8pm at the Cinéma la Renaissance – Rabat Thursday April 6 – 6:30 pm at Kenitra’s Cultural CenterFor more information check ArmcdhViolin and Piano Concert:Two Moroccan musicians, Mohammed El Hachoumi on violin and Reda Bennani on piano, will revive the expressive and inventive opuses of the Romantic Era in a performance of compositions of some of the era’s most celebrated composers, namely: Brahms, Massenet, Mendelssohn and Bartok.  The concert will take place on April 1, at the BNRM library, Rabat.For more information check with Reda Bennani.Pakistani Food Festival – Casablanca & Marrakech:Hotel chain “Mogador Hotels & Resorts” invites the public to come and discover Pakistani cuisine in all its forms in the first edition of the Pakistani Food Festival.The festival will consist of meetings and discoveries of “the best Pakistani culinary traditions,” where Pakistani chefs invite the public to an “unforgettable gustative journey” through Pakistani traditional dishes. The food is specially prepared for the occasion and served in the hotels’ restaurants, particularly Mogador Hotel Agdal Marrakech from March 29 to 31, and the Grand Mogador Hotel Casablanca from April 1 to 3.The festival also includes the opportunity to discover the Pakistani culture through dance and vocal concerts throughout the event, and “many surprises for the visitors.”For more information check Mogador Hotels & Resorts.Africultures at the HEM Campus Fez:In the framework of establishing cultural exchanges between Morocco and African-Sub-Saharan countries, an Intercultural event under the theme “Africa without borders”, will take place on April 1 at the HEM campus in Fez. The event is part of an effort to strengthen the ties between Morocco and Sub Saharan Africa.For more information check Help4Life.Marrakech Dance Festival Fourth Edition 2017:The 4th Annual Marrakech Dance Festival invites you to enjoy a variety of dance genres including Hip Hop, Dancehall, Popping, Locking, House and Top Rock.It also offers an intensive week of dance classes, workshops, conferences, battles, parties and other suprises, supervised by internationally renowned teachers: Kevin Paradox, Kapela, Audrey Bosc, Nelson, Willow Evann, Rafa, Malika Benjelloun, Babson, Blacka Di Danca, Andrey Boyko, Houssni Mijem.The festival is intended to be a place of creative exchange. The last three editions hosted participants of all ages from countries all over the world. It will take place from March 27 to April 2 at the Hotel Farah Marrakech.For more information check MARRAKECH DANCE FESTIVAL.Earth Friends:The High Atlas Foundation will host Earth Friends with the aim of offering an opportunity for people from different walks of life to come together and forge bonds. The event hopes to educate visitors about cultural diversity in the Marrakesh region, as well as raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. It will take place April 2, at the High Atlas Foundation, Marrakech. For more information check Earth Friends.Asi balia Jerez:Isi balia Jerez is “a breathtaking show,” which will be performed by Jerez dancer, Maria del Mar Moreno, with her extreme sensitivity and strong academic background. As a dancer, she represents “the most authentic and traditional” school of her native land while being well engaged in her time. She is also an acclaimed singer, performer, and a flamenco teacher. The event will take place March 30, in Studio Des Arts Vivants Theater in Casablanca.For more information check  Le Studio Des Arts Vivants THEATRE.If you would like to see your event in our Cultural Agenda, feel free to email us at moroccoworldnews@gmail.com.To ensure inclusion, please include the date, time, a brief description of the event, and a link to more information.  We look forward to hearing about unique and diverse events for our weekly listing. read more

Survey Companies add fewest jobs in 9 years in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in nine years, a private survey found, as manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut workers.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added just 27,000 jobs in May, the fewest since March 2010. Jobs in construction fell 36,000 and in manufacturing by 3,000.Growth is expected to slow this year as the global economy weakens, the impact of the Trump administration’s tax cuts fade, and its tariffs take effect. The economy could expand at just a 1.5% annual pace in the April-June quarter, analysts forecast.The ADP’s figures don’t include government hiring and frequently diverge from the government’s official report, which is scheduled to be released Friday. Economists expect that report will show job gains of 185,000, while the unemployment rate remains 3.6%.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press read more

Underworld gang member arrested

A hand grenade and heroin was also seized from his possession following the arrest. The Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested a leading underworld gang member in Hanwella.The Police said that Sisira Kumara alias Bula was arrested by the STF in a special operation.

Countries retaining death penalty fail to give details of executions UN says

An analysis of recent replies to a UN survey by 18 Member States confirms the finding of a report on the same subject, issued in March, that “many retentionist States did not provide accurate and comprehensive statistics on the number of death sentences imposed, appeals allowed, or executions carried out by age, gender and type of offence,” the report to the General Assembly’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) says.The 18 responses bring to 70 the number of countries which have replied to the seventh survey in 35 years, “seven more than replied to the sixth survey,” it says.Seven of the 18 respondents have abolished capital punishment for all crimes. Brazil has abolished it for ordinary crimes, but has not executed anyone since 1855, while Brunei Darussalam has not carried out an execution since 1957 and Madagascar, which is drafting a law on abolishing the death penalty, has not executed anyone since its independence in 1960, the report says.The eight States which have kept the death penalty on the books, whether or not they have executed any prisoners in recent years, are Ghana, Jamaica, Republic of Korea, Serbia and Montenegro, Tanzania, Tunisia, the United States and Zimbabwe, it says.The countries each have at least a few safeguards, which include a minimum age for people sentenced, prohibitions against executing a person who is pregnant, insane or mentally retarded, unquestionable evidence of guilt, competent courts, the right to appeal the sentence and the right to request a commutation of sentence or a pardon.The Secretary-General says the low response from the 191 UN Member States suggests that the form of the survey needs to be reconsidered. read more

Ban marks Chernobyl anniversary with call for greater support for recovery efforts

“This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the emergency workers who responded, remember the more than 330,000 people who were evacuated from contaminated regions, and stand in solidarity with the millions who still live in the affected areas in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine,” said a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Secretary-General.The explosion that occurred at Chernobyl on 26 April, 1986 marked the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The United Nations has played an important role in addressing the challenges faced by affected communities, and remains committed to the UN Action Plan on Chernobyl until 2016. The Plan contains a declaration of principles embraced by all UN agencies involved in recovery efforts and emphasizes social and economic development and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and community self-reliance.“Those affected still require targeted yet comprehensive support in creating new livelihoods and restoring self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The Secretary-General applauds the determination of people in affected territories to bring life in the region back to normal,” said the statement.Mr. Ban noted that Chernobyl recovery has produced new knowledge and experience in addressing the multifaceted consequences of nuclear emergencies. “Over the years, the United Nations and its partners have tackled development challenges that emerged in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster, supported recovery efforts tailored to addressing the fallout, and found practical solutions on the ground,” the statement noted, adding that Mr. Ban welcomes the request of the General Assembly to fully utilize those experiences in development cooperation worldwide.“On this solemn occasion, the Secretary-General calls upon the international community to further support the process of recovery and sustainable development in the Chernobyl-affected region, to optimize the knowledge gained for the common good, and to do everything possible to prevent any future nuclear disasters.” read more

Clashes in Parliament as vote of confidence debate begins

first_imgThe debate leading up to Friday’s confidence vote got under way in Parliament, with New Democracy and SYRIZA attacking each other straight from the opening exchanges.“The opposition did not engage in constructive criticism over the past two years,” said Health Minister Makis Voridis, who opened the discussion due to Premier Antonis Samaras being at a European Union leaders’ summit. “I remind you of the swearing, the threats, the terrorizing and the nooses when the coalition MPs were trying to keep the country standing.”Voridis also accused SYRIZA of engaging in “hate speech,” which stoked political tension and, according to the minister, played a part in the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member and the assassination of two members of the neo-Nazi party, Argyris Kapelonis and Giorgos Fountoulis.His comments prompted an immediate response from SYRIZA’s opening speaker, economic spokesman Yiannis Dragasakis.“Isn’t Mr Samaras the architect of the theory of the two extremes?” he asked. “And who was it that was in contact with the criminal organization [Golden Dawn]?” he added in reference to the revelations earlier this year that the prime minister’s former aide Panayiotis Baltakos had a secret meeting with Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris.Dragasakis then accused the government of succumbing to pressure from businessmen to change laws.“Today it just takes a powerful businessman, a major publisher, sometimes even a medium-sized publisher, a shipowner, a friend of the prime minister to call up and have a law abolished or a fine scrapped,” said the SYRIZA lawmaker.State Minister Dimitris Stamatis challenged Dragasakis to provide some examples to back up his allegations.“Of course we will name names but I am not ready to do so now,” said the opposition MP. “I will decide when to do so. Until then, check the amendments that were made by Mr Baltakos and after that we can speak again.”Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and another five extreme-right lawmakers who are in pretrial custody are to lodge appeals with the Greek judicial system and the European Court of Human Rights after a prosecutor rejected their requests to appear in Parliament ahead of Friday night’s vote of confidence in the government.Apart from Michaloliakos, requests were made by the party’s second-in-command Christos Pappas, spokesman Kasidiaris, the MPs Nikos Michos and Panagiotis Iliopoulos, as well as Stathis Boukouras, who quit the party in March and is now an independent lawmaker.In a statement released via his lawyer, Michaloliakos condemned the decision as “unprecedented” and “a blatant violation of the Constitution.” Of GD’s 16 MPs, nine are in custody pending trial on a series of criminal charges.Source: Kathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Resident Evil Revelations on Switch Has Exclusive RetroStyle Mini Games

first_img Back during this year’s NYCC, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil: Revelations Collection for Nintendo Switch would contain some exclusive retro mini-games. Today, the company has released two trailers that show us what these hidden gems are all about.The first one is Ghost Ship Panic. Here, players must shoot monsters that drop down from the top of the screen. The monsters include Ooze, Rachel Ooze, and Scagdead, all of which appeared in the first Revelations. Most enemies are easily dispatched with a single shot, but some of the faster enemies are veritable bullet sponges. Graphically speaking, this one is a bit on the cheap side. Still, it looks fun enough.The second mini-game is called Ghouls ‘n Homunculi. As you’ve no doubt surmised, this one is inspired by Capcom’s own Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. Instead of playing as Arthur, players take control of Resident Evil‘s Barry Burton. Like Arthur, Burton loses a piece of clothing whenever he takes damage. I’m curious to know if this game is as brutally difficult as the original Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. Also, do we have to play it twice to get the real ending?These mini-games earn players BP (Battle Points) which they can use to purchase or upgrade items from the in-game Raid Shop. The Revelations titles can get pretty tough, so it’s cool to know you can earn BP by playing these two games.Both Resident Evil: Revelations games have been released on multiple consoles. Because of that, it was a wise move by Capcom to put this type of exclusive content on the Switch release. I can see Switch owners who already own Revelations and Revelations 2 picking up the collection just to try out these mini-games. Ghouls ‘n Homunculi looks like a lot of fun!Resident Evil: Revelations Collection will release for Nintendo Switch on November 28. Keep in kind that the physical release only has the first game on the cartridge. The second game must be downloaded from the Nintendo Switch shop. Get those SD cards ready, kids!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Resident Evil Revelations and Puzzle Fighter Are Portable Capcom Games Stay on targetlast_img read more

Identities released in Friday Amtrak train accident

first_imgGildardo Cruz Vera Strickler, 29, and Sonya Sussanna Wallace, 32, were killed Friday when a northbound Amtrak passenger train struck their vehicle. The collision occurred on a private road in the Horseshoe Bend area north of Kelso, as reported by The Daily News on Friday.There are no crossing arms at the intersection where the crash occurred, but warning devices are set up on both sides of the tracks.Vera Strickler, the driver, stopped momentarily as the train approached but decided to try and cross the tracks ahead of the train. The car was struck before completely crossing the tracks.Vera Strickler was a Kelso resident and died as a result of blunt force head injuries. Wallace was a Longview resident and died as a result of multiple blunt force bodily injuries. The investigation is still open.A standard toxicology analysis is being conducted, with results expected in the next six to eight weeks.Vera Strickler and Wallace are the fifth and sixth deaths statewide on BNSF tracks this year as the result of a train/vehicle collision.last_img read more

1 injured after car crashes into Sunrise house

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A car crashed into the side of a Sunrise home, Friday morning.Sunrise Police and Fire Rescue responded to a car that drove into the side of a house near Northwest 82nd Terrace at around 8:30 a.m. Sunrise Fire Rescue said the 81-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.The driver was transported to a nearby hospital.Officials said nobody was home at the time of the crash, and they believe the family will still be able to stay at their home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

MiamiDade Fire Rescue helps cool down elephants at Zoo Miami

first_imgDalip & Nelly enjoyed getting a high-pressure shower to cool them down during today’s humid weather by the crew of #MDFR #Aerial43! 🐘 #ZooMiami pic.twitter.com/FhxPpkbXSu— MDFR (@MiamiDadeFire) October 12, 2018The duo seemed to enjoy every second of the cool down.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two elephants at Zoo Miami enjoyed a nice high pressure shower, courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.MDFR helped give elephants Dalip and Nelly a break from the humid South Florida weather, Saturday.last_img read more

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2pm-7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Masonic (Friendship) Lodge (32 Church Street)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome. Donors can also visit http://www.redcross.org to book an appointment.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

Trump tweets about retaliation against France

first_img Comments France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019 3 The best features in iOS 13 and iPadOS public beta 29 Photos Computers Politics Donald Trump US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron in happier times. Dominique Jacovides/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump has tweeted a response to a law passed in France two weeks ago that will require American tech giants to pay higher taxes. Trump hinted that French wine could be subject to a new tariff thanks to what he called French President Emmanuel Macron’s “foolishness.”France passed the law a day after the Trump administration announced plans to investigate whether France’s planned digital tax amounts to an unfair trade practice by discriminating against US companies.  On July 11, France’s Senate passed the bill creating a 3% tax on big tech companies providing services to French users. It could affect US giants Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. Tags Share your voice “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA,” Trump tweeted Friday. “We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!”A US investigation into France’s new rules will be conducted by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. It will be a 301 probe, the same kind that led to new tariffs on China last year.”The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American companies,” Lighthizer said in a statement earlier in July. “The president has directed that we investigate the effects of this legislation and determine whether it is discriminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce.”A trade group that represents Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon called the US investigation an “important step in exercising American leadership to stem the tide of new discriminatory taxes across Europe.”The US will hold its first hearing on the investigation on Aug. 19, Reuters previously reported.The new French law affects companies that make at least €750 million in revenue worldwide — around $844 million — as well as €25 million in digital sales in France. Over the past decade, the French government and the European Union have been investigating Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook to determine whether they pay enough in taxes.last_img read more

Alaska Attorney General started defending Juneau in a lawsuit Then it changed

first_imgPassengers walk a downtown Juneau dock where three cruise ships are tied up June 11, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The State of Alaska briefly – very briefly – appeared ready to help the City and Borough of Juneau defend itself in a federal lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry.Listen nowBut state lawyers withdrew less than 24 hours later.The Alaska Attorney General’s office filed a 19-page brief in federal court defending Juneau’s fees on cruise ships and passengers.The state attorney followed up with a 4-page motion explaining why the state takes an interest in the case.It argued that the outcome of the lawsuit could impact the state’s own $5 per cruise ship passenger fee, which has survived past legal challenges from the industry.That was Jan. 30. The state pulled its briefs the next day and asked to be withdrawn from the case.Alaska Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills released a statement.“The Department of Law yesterday filed notice that it withdrew its motion to file an amicus brief,” Mills wrote Thursday. “The amicus brief was filed in error due to internal miscommunications. The state will continue to monitor  this case, but the state is not a party to the case nor does it directly implicate state statute.”Mills declined to elaborate further. But it directly contradicts the legal argument laid out by state attorneys in its original filings.Juneau city officials are reacting with caution to the state’s apparent change of heart.“We’re trying to figure what that means and we’re scratching our heads a little bit,” Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt said.Watt said the passenger fees in Juneau and other communities are similarly structured, and that means the lawsuit’s outcome in Juneau could set a wider precedent.“We’re defending our actions in the lawsuit and we think that our fees and Ketchikan’s fees and the state’s fees are legally similar,” Watt added. “And we’re waiting to see what their next step is.”At stake is millions in cruise ship passenger and port development fees on vessels that call in Juneau during the busy cruise season.In Juneau alone, that’s about $13 million when local and state fees are added together.That’s why Juneau has spent more than $600,000 in legal defense since the lawsuit was filed in 2016.In filings late last year, the cruise industry argued that the fees violated clauses of the U.S. Constitution that prohibit taxes on shipping. The case is headed to trial.Juneau City Attorney Amy Mead said the state’s on and off maneuver is puzzling.“I don’t know why it was withdrawn or what process hadn’t been followed or what they felt they needed to do,” Mead said Thursday.“I don’t know if perhaps they are thinking of re-filing it or if they’ve just made a decision that this is not a direction they want to go in,” Mead said. “But it won’t really impact on how we proceed in our defense.”last_img read more

Indian Stocks Decline Ahead of RBI Review FMCG Metal Sector Shares Slide

first_imgIndian stock markets declined for the fourth straight session on Monday as investors opted for caution ahead of the Reserve bank of India’s (RBI) policy review on Tuesday.The benchmark BSE Sensex declined 0.81 percent, or 170.16 points, to 19,578.03. The 50 share NSE Nifty fell 0.95 percent, or 56.15 points, to 5,830.05.Markets opened on a negative note, tracking weak trend in other Asian peers. Market participants opted for caution as the Indian central is scheduled to review the monetary policy on Tuesday and will set the tone for the week in Indian stock markets.All the 13 BSE sectoral indices declined except IT, technology and auto. FMCG, PSU, metal and realty sectors experienced selling pressure while baking sector shares extended slide for fourth day ahead of RBI meeting. FMCG sector declined 2.67 percent and PSU declined 1.80 percent while metal sector slipped 1.80 percent.In the Midcap space, JK Cement tumbled 10.70 percent and Indian Bank plunged 7.40 percent while Bombay Dyeing declined 7.10 percent.Ranbaxy declined 1.90 percent despite news that the company stock was upgraded to “buy” rating from “sell” at UBS.The overall market breadth is negative with 1399 declines against 833 advanced on the BSE.Weak trend in other Asian peers also added to the downward movement. Asian markets declined on Monday as stronger yen weighed on the exporter companies’ shares in Tokyo while slower profit growth at Chinese industrial companies raised growth concerns in the world’s second largest economy. Official data showed that Chinese industrial profits rose 6.3 percent on an annual basis in June, down from 15.5 percent rise in May.”A sense of caution is looming in the market, especially because investors are worried about a slowdown in the Chinese economy. And when they see a risk in Asia, they tend to buy the yen, and the Japanese market is hit by that,” Kyoya Okazawa, head of global equities at BNP Paribas, told Reuters.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 tumbled 3.32 percent and China’s Shanghai Composite plunged 1.72 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.54 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI slipped 0.57 percent.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 Pro contest alert Fans can win the flagship by guessing

first_img OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hidden secret inside box revealed Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Qualcomm was trending on Twitter after a OnePlus 7 Pro advertisement was printed in major newspapers. OnePlus 7 has been making rounds of the internet for quite some time. With the launch event just a week away, OnePlus has raised the hype even more by releasing a unique contest.The full-page advertisement asks readers to “Guess the Specs” and “Tweet to @oneplus_in in order to win exciting prizes, including a OnePlus 7 Pro!” The contest commenced today at 00:01 AM and will end at 11:59 AM on the 8th of May (tomorrow). Twitter has reported an approximate 100 tweets an hour with the relevant hashtags as users took to social media to participate in the contest.To be eligible, participants need to be legal residents of India and have a billing address within Indian territory. Moreover, OnePlus employees, or immediate family members of the company’s employees, are not allowed to participate. People are required to guess the four specifications mentioned in the ad – the camera specs, the processor model, the capacity of the battery and the maximum RAM which will be available. It is required to post these “guesses” on social media platforms and tag OnePlus wherever possible. OnePlus will only consider accurate guesses, so make sure you do your research. OnePlus contest for 7 ProIBTFor those wishing to know about the fine print, the terms and conditions of the contest are available here.The specifications of the upcoming flagship phone have already been leaked. OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to have three variants starting at Rs. 49,999 for the lowest-tier model with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. The mid-tier model will house 8GB RAM and pack 256GB storage capacity with a price tag of Rs. 52,999. The top-end model will expectedly cost Rs. 57,999 for 12GB memory and 256GB of storage capacity. OnePlus 7 Pro’s curved display teasedOnePlusThe phone will feature the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with a 4,000 mAh battery to power it. Triple camera setup is expected at the rear, containing a 48-megapixel main sensor with f/1.6 aperture and OIS, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens with PDAF. It will also have a 16-megapixel front-facing pop-up camera. It will be the first phone with UFS 3.0, which allows for up to twice the speed of storage as its predecessors while using less power.OnePlus 7 Pro is available for pre-booking till midnight today on Amazon using Rs. 1,000 email gift cards.last_img read more

Kanye West to Visit Trump Discuss Prison Reform Violence

first_imgBy The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday and meet with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Sanders said on Tuesday they’ll talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, where West grew up.In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)Trump recently tweeted praise for West, who closed a “Saturday Night Live” show wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and delivering an unscripted pro-Trump message after the credits rolled.West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year and has met with senior aides regarding criminal justice reform.last_img read more

Witcher 3 Now Runs at 60fps on Xbox One X After Latest

first_imgStay on target New The Witcher 3 Mod Recreates Witcher 1 PrologueThe Witcher 3 Game of the Year edition launches this month, Gwent beta d… The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received an Xbox One X patch around the time the system launched. The patch introduced higher resolution textures but maintained the standard 30fps of the original. Interestingly enough, the game ran at 60fps on Xbox One X without the patch. Today, players can now play the latest version of the game at 60fps thanks to a new patch that better utilizes the power of Xbox One X.“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has just received an upgrade patch for Xbox One X enhancing the game to take advantage of the additional power offered by the console,” said CD Projekt Red on The Witcher 3 website. “The Xbox One X upgrade patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt introduces a number of graphical features and tweaks to the game across two visual fidelity options — 4K Mode and Performance Mode. In 4K Mode the game will run in 4K resolution (or supersampled on a non-4K display) with stable 30fps gameplay, whereas Performance Mode enables dynamic resolution scaling (from 1080p up to 4K) while targeting 60 fps during gameplay. Both modes support HDR.”4K mode sees the game running with the best possible texture quality at 30 frames per second. On top of enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, texture filtering and higher resolution textures, the update also adds HDR support. This mode is for those who want the game to look its prettiest on their 4K TVs.AdChoices广告Performance mode doesn’t have as many visual effects as 4K mode. What it lacks in visual prowess it makes up for with a smooth 60 frames per second. It achieves this by having dynamic resolution scaling, which slides between 1080p and 4K in order to maintain a higher frame rate. If you don’t own a 4K TV or just prefer smoother gameplay over shiny graphics then this mode is your best bet.This patch for The Witcher 3 is available to download now on Xbox One X. HDR support for PlayStation 4 Pro will arrive at a later date. Happy hunting!center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Govt batting for ICDS centres in state to have their own buildings

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is taking major steps to ensure that ICDS centres are run from their own buildings.At present, there is a section of ICDS centres that do not run from their own buildings. In a bid to ensure a better functioning of the same and with improved infrastructure, the state government has taken the move of constructing buildings from where the centres can be run.This comes at the time when the Centre has reduced its share of funds to run the project and there is hardly any allocation to construct new buildings. The state government has taken the necessary steps in such a situation to ensure that common people do not get deprived of their benefits. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSashi Panja, minister of state of the Women and Child Development and Social Welfare department, said: “The state government is taking all necessary steps to ensure that people get all benefits by proper functioning of the ICDS centres, despite the Union government’s steps of reduction in its share of funds.”It may be mentioned that there were 19,486 ICDS centres in the state that used to run from their own buildings in 2011. Now in 2018, the number has gone up to 52,113. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSteps have been taken to ensure that maximum number of ICDS centres in the state have their own buildings. A team headed by the Chief Secretary has been set up in this connection.It may be mentioned that the state government is spending around Rs 350 crore for better functioning of the ICDS centres, as the Centre has reduced its share under different heads for the project.The Centre has reduced its share from 75 percent of the total cost to 25 percent of the same. As a result, the stategovernment is now bearing 75 percent of the cost to ensure that common people do not suffer.last_img read more