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Ex-sarpanch, who faces 100 FIRs, held

first_imgA former sarpanch of Chintagufa village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, named in many incidents of Maoist violence, was apprehended a week ago. But the police are tight-lipped about the development.Pudium Panda was reportedly taken into custody from the forest near Minapa. He is former member of the Communist Party of India and former sarpanch of Chintagufa, which is situated on the Dornapal-Jagargunda Road, where the highest number of security men have died in Maoist attacks in the last few years. Police sources said he was first interrogated at the Chintagufa police station and then taken to Sukma. His wife, now the sarpanch of Chintagufa, was taken to Sukma to identify him. Asked about the arrest, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Dantewada Range) P. Sundar Raj said: “Not arrested so far.”Mr. Panda is facing over 100 cases against him. He has been named in almost every Maoist attack on security forces on the Dornapal-Jagargunda road in the past eight years, including the 2010 attack at Tadmetla, in which 76 CRPF soldiers were killed. ‘Never carried weapons’However, Communist leader and former Sukma MLA Manish Kunjam said Mr. Panda never carried any weapon, nor was he not involved in any violence. “They [the police] have not disclosed his arrest, and we are afraid he may be booked in many more cases. He was a sarpanch during Salwa Judum days and was also associated with our party,” said Mr.Kunjam.last_img read more

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ScienceShot: Tracking the World’s Everlasting Dead

first_imgWhat has become of the world’s once privately owned mummies? Many of the European and American tourists who purchased the ancient linen-wrapped dead as souvenirs from Egypt in the 1800s were unable or unwilling to care for them and later donated them to local museums and other institutions. The Mummipedia Project, announced in August, aims to find them. With the goal of “a page for every mummy on Earth,” bioarchaeologist Andrew Wade is asking volunteers to contribute information—such as where and when mummies were collected—from local museums, universities, and private collections. The two mummies from Thebes, Egypt, shown in these 3D reconstructions (left/right) and CT scan (center), now at the Redpath Museum in Montreal, Canada, are among the thousands of bodies in the database. Using Mummipedia, researchers will know where to find mummies from a particular Egyptian dynasty or from a specific ancient Peruvian culture and use them to study topics as diverse as the evolution of ancient parasites and the development of funerary practices.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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David Warner, banned from captaining Australia, named skipper in Canada

first_imgDavid Warner’s return to cricket is going on the right track following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in March.He made a comeback on the field in club cricket before travelling to Canada for a T20 league.Warner is serving a one-year ban from international and domestic cricket handed by Cricket Australia following the shocking incident in South Africa earlier this year.He, along with skipper Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, was slapped with a substantial ban by the home cricket board.Warner was signed up by Winnipeg Hawks for the Global T20 Canada and he has now been elevated to lead the side after captain Dwayne Bravo was sidelined for the rest of the tournament due to an injury. Smith is also playing in the same tournament for Toronto Nationals.”I’m sure he’s going to be a good leader when it comes to captaincy,” Winnipeg Hawks coach Waqar Younis told News Corp.”(Warner) is a leader. He’s a team man. I’ve seen him in IPL and I’ve seen him as a leader. He’s up there, he’s upfront and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is, he’s always there,” he added.Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to Indian Premier League glory in 2016 and also has an overwhelming win-loss record as Australia skipper in the limited-overs formats. He has lost just one out 12 games (3 ODIs and 9 T20Is) as Australia captain.He was made Australia’s T20I captain earlier this year but following his involvement in the ball-tampering saga, “Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future,” according to Cricket Australia.advertisementWarner had emerged as the chief conspirator in hatching a plan to artificially alter the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March.Warner and Smith were handed one-year bans while Bancroft was suspended for 9 months.The two Aussie stars were also barred from playing in the IPL 2018. Smith was named captain of Rajasthan Royals while Warner was to lead SRH but were eventually barred from the 2018 season.While Smith has managed to score a fifty in three matches for Toronto Nationals so far, Warner is yet to make a mark as he has struggled with scores of 1,4,1 from his three outings for the Hawks.last_img read more

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Adelaide ODI win will probably relax the guys a little bit: Jos Hazlewood

first_imgAustralia’s victory over South Africa in the second one-day international on Friday helped lift the pressure following a poor run of results for a side coming to terms with plenty of off-field distractions, according to vice-captain Josh Hazlewood.Cricket in Australia has been mired in controversy since the side were embroiled in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March, with a damning report into the sport’s administration leading to a slew of resignations and sackings.The team had also not won a limited-overs match since January, which may have been one of the reasons behind a crowd of fewer than 18,000 turning up at the vast Adelaide Oval to watch them set up a series decider in Hobart on Sunday.2nd ODI: Pace battery helps Australia end their longest losing streak in ODIsThe seven-run win, however, could be the catalyst for the team as they looked ahead to India’s visit Down Under later in the Australian summer, Hazlewood told reporters in Adelaide on Saturday.”It will probably relax the guys a little bit, if anything,” the fast bowler said of the victory, which snapped a seven-match losing streak in white-ball cricket. “It’s a little bit of relief, I guess.Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI in Adelaide: Highlights”It’s a good step moving forward to get one on the board… (but) we know one win doesn’t make a summer. It makes tomorrow (Sunday) a pretty important game for us to try and win the series.”Australia defended a modest 231 against Faf Du Plessis’ side at a more-than-half-empty Adelaide ground that has a capacity in excess of 53,000.advertisementAustralia not playing the Australian way, ready to help: Shane Warne”Whenever we play one-day cricket before test cricket in the summer, the crowds don’t tend to come as much as they do in January and February, when we’re playing one-dayers,” Hazlewood said.”Maybe everyone is holding out for the test match.”Aaron Finch says Cricket Australia controversy distracting playersWhile captain Aaron Finch had said before the match that off-field issues may have been causing “doubts” among his side, Hazlewood felt the opposite was the case and they were just making sure they concentrated on getting it right on the field.”We’re obviously aware of it, but I don’t think it’s a distraction by any means. We have been doing the right things at training and are really focused on the process and (have) put results a little bit out of our mind,” Hazlewood said.last_img read more

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Messi, Cruyff & the best Barcelona XI in history

first_imgPrimera División Messi, Cruyff and Ronaldinho – the best Barcelona players in history Goal 23:55 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Barca best ever XI Getty Primera División Barcelona Real Madrid v Barcelona Lionel Messi Ronaldinho Gaúcho Ahead of this weekend’s Clasico, Goal looks at the greatest XI to ever play for Barcelona. Find out who made the cut…last_img

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COSCO Shipping SIPG Offer to Buy OOIL

first_imgzoom China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) have made a pre-conditional voluntary general offer to acquire all issued Orient Overseas International Lines’ (OOIL) shares at an offer price of HKD 78.67 (USD 10.07) in cash. The offer, made to all shareholders of the world’s seventh largest container shipping line would total in USD 6.3 billion.On completion, assuming all OOIL shareholders tender their shares, COSCO would hold 90.1%, while SIPG would hold 9.9% of OOIL.OOCL said that the offer is dependent on the necessary regulatory approvals as well as approval from COSCO Shipping Holdings shareholders.“The controlling shareholder, who currently holds 68.7% of OOIL, has irrevocably undertaken to accept the offer,” OOCL said.“The transaction marks the latest consolidation in the global maritime industry. It is believed that the combination of COSCO Shipping Holdings and OOIL can deliver a stronger competitive advantage.”The combined fleet of COSCO Shipping Lines, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Holdings, and OOIL would see more than 400 vessels operated over a much expanded network, with capacity exceeding 2.9 million TEUs including orderbook.Once and, if the acquisition is completed, COSCO Shipping and OOIL would continue to operate under their respective brands, providing container transport and logistic services. As disclosed, as both companies are members of the Ocean Alliance, they would continue to work together under this framework.“We respect OOIL’s management team and its expertise, not to mention its people, brand and culture,” said Wan Min, Chairman of COSCO Shipping Holdings.“Our company remains committed to enhancing Hong Kong as an international shipping center. Following completion, we will continue to invest and strengthen our industry leadership, providing a more extensive platform for the employees of OOIL to excel.”“ This decision has been carefully considered and we believe it helps ensure the future success of OOIL. We are confident that COSCO SHIPPING Holdings is the right partner for us,” Andy Tung, Executive Director of OOIL, commented.“COSCO and SIGP intend to maintain OOIL’s listed status following close of the offer, and are committed to retaining the existing compensation and benefit system at OOIL and will not terminate the employment of any employee at OOIL as a result of this transaction for at least 24 months after the close of the offer,” a joint statement reads.In addition, the duo said that they intend to maintain OOIL’s global headquarter functions and presence in Hong Kong.Separately, the board of directors of OOIL has established an independent board committee to advise the shareholders of OOIL in connection with the offer, and it plans to appoint an independent financial adviser to that end.last_img read more

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Nova Scotia

first_imgAs Nova Scotians prepare to greet summer, the province’s 10,000 motorcycle users are tuning up their two wheelers for the open road. To make sure all road users stay aware of the summer increase in motorcycle traffic, the Nova Scotia government, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Safety Council, is proclaiming May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Nova Scotia. “With the freedom that comes with motorcycling there are also great risks,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Already this year two people have been killed on motorcycles in Nova Scotia and that’s definitely not a trend we like to see.” “Before you ride — whether it’s for the freedom, the journey, the adventure, or for cheap transportation — take the time to assess your risks,” said Nancy White of the Nova Scotia Safety Council. “Prepare yourself mentally and physically. Wear a proper helmet and protective gear. Get training. Practise your skills, and know your bike.” While the onus is on motorcyclists to drive safely and wear their helmets, Mr. MacIsaac said all drivers need to be aware of the increased number of motorcycles on the road during the warmer months. “One careless moment can cost a life.” More information about motorcycle safety and motorcycle safety training courses available can be found on the Nova Scotia Safety Council website at www.nssafety.ns.ca .last_img read more

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Province to Sign Information Sharing Agreement

first_imgNova Scotia signed an agreement today, Oct. 8, allowing provinces, territories and the federal government to share public health information to help prevent or limit illness. The Multi-lateral Information Sharing Agreement sets out what information can be shared and how it will be used. “This agreement strengthens public health across the country by formalizing existing relationships for sharing information,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “For Nova Scotians, this means we’ll be better positioned to receive advance warning of public health threats that might be occurring in other parts of the country.” The agreement has already been signed by British Columbia, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Other provinces are working towards signing as well. The agreement helps Canada meet its obligations under the International Health Regulations, such as reporting notifiable diseases and events which might constitute a public health emergency to other countries.last_img read more

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Jagan Mohan Reddy invites TDP chief for swearingin

first_imgAmaravati: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday invited TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his swearing-in ceremony. Reddy called Naidu on the phone to invite him to the ceremony slated to be held on Thursday, TDP sources said. Reddy was also learned to have sought the outgoing Chief Minister’s advise and suggestions for the state’s development. The YSRCP chief is inviting leaders of various parties to the ceremony. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah in Delhi two days ago to extend an invitation. He earlier visited Hyderabad to invite Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. The YSRCP stormed to power by winning 151 seats in 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly last weeklast_img read more

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Alberta oil and gas drilling rights auction results rise to 504 million

first_imgCALGARY – Sales of oil and gas drilling rights in Alberta delivered almost four times as much money for the provincial treasury in 2017 compared with 2016 but the total remained well short of the record.Alberta Energy reports receiving $18 million in Wednesday’s auction, the last of the year. That brings the total for 2017 to $504 million, 3.7 times as much as the $137 million in 2016. The record was $3.5 billion in 2011.The sales give oil and gas companies the right to drill exploration wells on land where the mineral rights are owned by the province. They are considered a key indicator of future drilling activity.Crown land sales were also up in British Columbia and Saskatchewan this year.Saskatchewan earned about $63 million in 2017, up from $53 million the year before but down from the record of $1.1 billion in 2008.B.C. earned $173 million, up from $15 million in 2016 but nowhere near the record $2.7 billion in 2008.last_img read more

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Manu BhakerSaurabh Chaudhary pair smashes world record for mixed team gold at

first_imgNew Delhi: Teenage Indian shooting stars Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary smashed the qualification world record before clinching the 10m air pistol mixed team gold in the 12th Asian Airgun Championship in Taoyuan, Taipei on Wednesday. Their feat came exactly a month after they won the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage gold in the same event in Delhi. The 17-year-old Manu and 16-year-old Saurabh shot a combined score of 784 in the qualification round, breaking the record set by Russians Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov at the European Championships five days ago. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh The Indians then went on to win the five-team final with a score of 484.8. Hwang Seongeun and Kim Mose of Korea won the silver with a score of 481.1 while Wu Chia Ying and Kou Kuan-Ting claimed the bronze for the host country with a score of 413.3. A second Indian team comprising of Anuradha and Abhishek Verma also reached the finals and finished fourth with a score of 372.1, the National Rifle association of India (NRAI) said in a statement here.last_img read more

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Tazmamart Survivors Remember Lost Colleagues at World Human Rights Forum

Marrakech – More than 5,000 people descended upon Bab Ighli and Bab Jdid in Marrakech to attend the World Human Rights Forum held on November 28-30. Among those in attendance was a group of survivors of the Tazmamart prison in the Sahara in the south of Morocco near Errachidia.Six former military officers, members of the Moroccan Army and Air Force, were interred in Tazmamart Prison in the early seventies on claims that they had participated in a military coup d’etat against then Moroccan King Hassan II, the father of King Mohammed VI. The six were Air Force Chief Warrant Officer Maguti Al Moufadal, Air Force Sergeant Ahmed Bouhida, Air Force Sergeant Mohammed Bouamlat, Army 2nd Lieutenant Ahmed Marzouki, Air Force Lieutenant Mohamed Alzemmouri, and Army 2nd Lieutenant Moudine Abdelali Sefreoui.According to Chief Warrant Officer Al Moufadal, although not convicted of any crime, the men were sentenced to terms ranging from 3 to 5 to 15 years. Nevertheless, all of them ended up being incarcerated in the prison for almost 20 years. Three years later, upon their transfer from the prison in Rabat to Tazmamart in 1973, he said, four fellow military officers disappeared and have never been heard from since. The conditions at the prison were hard. With each prisoner kept in a cell 2.5 meters by 3 meters, the men “spent 18 years and four months in the dark,” according to Sergeant Bouamlat. “We had no light, no medicine, no good food, and no family visits,” said Sergeant Bouhida. “We didn’t go outside and we were given 5 liters of water in each 24-hour period.”The soldiers were released in 1991, as a result of international pressure, according to Al Moufadal. The story he tells is that one of the soldiers in the group imprisoned in Tazmamart had been married to an American woman. When she learned that her husband was in prison, she appealed to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and international human rights organizations to get her husband out. In the meantime, her husband had managed to get a letter to her which told about the other prisoners. Her husband refused to be released unless the others were as well.While 58 soldiers were sent to Tazmamart prision in 1973, only 28 were still alive when the six men were released. “Our liberty was by the grace of the U.S. and European countries, and national and international human rights associations, and we thank them,” said Bouamlat.Although the government provided some compensation to the soldiers after their release, the soldiers say it was insufficient. Bouhida now supports an extended family of seven on the money he earns from fixing pots and pans and pressure cookers.Morocco has engaged in significant reforms in the last decade in terms of its treatment of prisoners and prison conditions with enactment of the Equity and Reconciliation Act of 2004 and ratification of the UN protocol against torture. The fact that that these former prisoners can attend a human rights forum and raise such issues in the country that imprisoned them all those many years ago, is an indication that Morocco is moving in the right direction, although there is still much to do.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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Indian PM says Lanka has benefitted from work of Tamils

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian-origin Tamil community at Norwood Grounds in Dickoya and assured them that India will support their endeavours towards peace and prosperity, the Indian Express reported.“The Government and people of India are with you in your journey towards peace and greater prosperity,” he said. Earlier in the day, he inaugurated a Rs 150 crore super-speciality hospital in Dickoya town that was built with Indian assistance. Dickoya is a subdistrict of Dimbula, one of the six primarily tea-growing regions in Sri Lanka. Calling for celebrations over the diversity between Sinhalese-speaking population and Tamil-speaking people, Modi said, “Diversity calls for celebration and not confrontation. Sinhala and Tamil people and languages existed harmoniously.” He also said that Sinhalese language should be a matter of “pride” for the people. “You speak one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you also speak Sinhala,” Modi said. Talking about the bilateral deals between the two nations, Modi said, “We have decided to extend 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service, currently operating in Western & Southern Provinces, to all other Provinces.”“Under Indian housing project in Sri Lanka, 4000 houses being constructed in up country areas, happy to announce an additional 10,000 houses,” he added. (Colombo Gazette) Stressing the need for strengthening “threads of unity and harmony” between Indian and the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, the prime minister said, “We remember your forefathers. Men and women of strong will and courage who undertook the journey of their life from India to then Ceylon.” He also praised some of the original inhabitants of the community. “A great icon of India, MGR was born in this soil establishing a lifelong connection. You produced one of the finest spinners in the world, Muttiah Muralitharan.”The Prime Minister also said that he is aware of the steps taken by Sri Lankan government for the development of the community. “Sri Lankan Government is taking active steps to improve your life which includes a Five-year Action plan. India will fully support their effort in this direction,” he said. “We will continue to work tirelessly for your socio-economic development in all possible ways.” Modi congratulated the Tamil community for their hard work and said that Sri Lanka has benefitted from it.” If Sri Lanka today is third largest exporter of tea, it’s because of your hard work,” Modi said. “People all over the world are familiar with famous Ceylon Tea that originates in this fertile land,” he further added. read more

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Saks Lord Taylor hit with massive data breach

<> on July 29, 2013 in San Francisco, California. VIDEO: Hackers stole information for more than five million credit and debit cards used at retail chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores. The Hudson’s Bay Company, which owns the retail outlets, would not comment on which exact stores were affected by a data breach. According to The Canadian Press, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory LLC has identified three Canadian stores where customer credit card date may have been stolen as the Saks outlets at Sherway Gardens in Toronto, Bramalea Town Centre in Brampton and the Pickering Town Centre.

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Conservatives first party to register candidates in all 338 ridings

OTTAWA — The Conservatives say they are the first party to register candidates in all 338 ridings.The party’s national campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, says in a statement that 107 of those candidates are women — a record for the party.Marshall says the Conservatives have a diverse slate of candidates, including Indigenous Canadians, members of the LGBTQ community, Muslims, Sikhs, Jewish Canadians, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.The deadline for candidates to register is Monday at 2 p.m.Information from Elections Canada as of midday Sunday shows that the NDP has registered 332 candidates, while the Liberals and Greens have both registered 319.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The registration list shows that People’s Party of Canada has registered 291 candidates.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2019. read more

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Measles alert issued after holidaymakers return from Europe with bug

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. Dr Yvonne Doyle, London regional director for Public Health England, said: “We are seeing a concerning increase in measles cases across  London which could lead to a wider outbreak in unvaccinated children and adults.“Those who have not received two doses of the vaccine in the past – or who are unsure – should speak to their GP. There’s no harm in receiving an additional dose where there is any uncertainty.“It’s crucial pregnant women have been vaccinated with MMR, as rubella in particular can cause serious complications during pregnancy.”Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease which usually starts with cold-like symptoms, fever and red, sensitive eyes. It can spread very easily and can be caught by breathing in droplets from an infected person when they cough or sneeze. Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  A measles health alert has been issued after unvaccinated holidaymakers returning from Europe lead to a surge in cases.Public Health England have urged people to protect themselves from the viral illness after more than 250 cases have been reported since the start of the year.A further 90 laboratory tests are also underway, meaning the number could be higher. Last year, just 243 cases were reported.Health officials suspect the rise can be attributed to holidaymakers returning from the continent. In Europe, there has been a large outbreak in measles this year. It’s crucial pregnant women have been vaccinated with MMR – rubella in particular can cause serious complicationsDr Yvonne Doyle, Public Health England In rare cases, complications can include deafness, blindness and swelling of the brain, leading to brain damage, and in even more rare cases, a progressive disorder. read more

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Quiz Are these Dublin facts true or false

first_img True Almost purrfect! The first-ever traffic light in Dublin was and still is in Ranelagh. Tweet 47,048 Views Dublin is twinned with Barcelona. Tweet Share99 Tweet Email IN DUBLIN’S FAIR city, where they invented Pritt Stick, lots of things can get fabricated.Like the idea that Pritt Stick is from Dublin. See what we did there?But what about these “facts”? Are they true or false? True True False Turtley awful! Top dog! True False Flippin’ decent. 72 Comments By Paul Hosford True Share You scored out of ! There is only one full-length statue of a real woman in Dublin city. You scored out of ! Clever cat! Quiz: Are these Dublin ‘facts’ true or false? Do you know your capital? It’s impossible to cross the city without passing a pub. Share Couldn’t ram it home? RTÉ’s Montrose site was originally an abattoir. The Sugarloaf doesn’t meet the UK’s criteria to be called a mountain. Before it was O’Connell Street, it was Sackville Street and before that it was Drogheda Street. Share your result: A statue of Queen Victoria in Sydney once stood outside Leinster House. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tweet Falsecenter_img True Share False Trinity College is the alma mater of GB Shaw. Tweet Share your result: You scored out of ! Answer all the questions to see your result! Shell of a bad effort. Pawsitively perfect. True Sunday 5 Feb 2017, 8:30 PM False False You scored out of ! What are ewe doing? Tweet False Share Share your result: http://jrnl.ie/3220798 True True Fintastic! Share False False Share your result: Share your result: You scored out of ! Feb 5th 2017, 8:30 PM False Rossini’s Barber of Seville was first performed in Dublin. Short URL Truelast_img read more

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NASA Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor NASA’s Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.The spacecraft on Monday passed within 26.55 million miles of the Sun’s surface, beating the previous achievement, set by the German-American Helios 2 in April 1976.Expect a lot more broken records as the Parker Solar Probe mission continues, prepared to make a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun’s surface in 2024.“It’s been just 78 days since Parker Solar Probe launched, and we’ve now come closer to our star than any other spacecraft in history,” project manager Andy Driesman, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, said in a statement.“It’s a proud moment for the team,” he added, “though we remain focused on our first solar encounter, which begins on Oct. 31.”Starting Wednesday, the probe will begin moving closer and closer to the Sun’s surface, until it reaches its first perihelion—the point at which the satellite is nearest to the Sun—around 10:28 p.m. ET on Nov. 5.But it won’t be easy.According to NASA, the spacecraft will face “brutal” heat and radiation conditions “while providing humanity with unprecedentedly close-up observations of a star and helping us understand phenomena that have puzzled scientists for decades.”The agency’s first spacecraft named after a living person (physicist Eugene Parker) launched on Aug. 12; it features a memory card containing photos of Parker and a copy of his 1958 scientific paper predicting important aspects of solar physics.Data collected by the Parker Solar Probe, NASA said, will add “key knowledge” to the agency’s understanding of our Sun, “where changing conditions can propagate out into the Solar System, affecting Earth and other worlds.”More cosmic coverage on Geek.com:NASA Shares Phone Wallpaper-Worthy Images of Feline NebulaAstronomers Propose New Method for Detecting Massive Black HolesThis Plant Hormone Could Help Grow Potatoes in Spacelast_img read more

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Bus leaving Hudsons Bay drives partway down embankment in crash

first_imgNo students were injured after a bus leaving Hudson’s Bay High School drove partway down an embankment following a crash Monday afternoon.A Vancouver Public Schools bus with 14 students on board was involved in a collision at Fruit Valley Road and Northwest 61st Street about 2:35 p.m., according to a district spokeswoman. Students were heading home after school. No one was injured in the crash.Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said another vehicle, a red Ford Focus, was involved in the crash, and appeared to have struck the bus head-on, judging by the front-end damage to the car.That driver declined medical assistance, Kapp said.Jaszmin Madrigal, 16, and Vanessa Jaimes, 14, were both riding the bus, and said they weren’t clear on what happened. They heard a loud noise, followed by some swerving and screeching.Then they were halfway off the road.“If it wasn’t for this huge tree, we would have gone down the hill,” Madrigal said.They were among the last people on board the bus, they said. They had almost gotten to the final stop on the route.last_img read more

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PierreEmile Hojbjerg apologizes for red card

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has apologized to the club’s supporters after picking up a red card during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City.The Saints hosted the Premier League champions at the St. Mary’s on Sunday, and Hojbjerg who leveled things for the home side at 1-1 in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a wild lounge on Fernandinho just before the end of the game.David Silva gave City an early lead in the 10th minute, before Hojbjerg pounced on a mistake by Zinchenko to equalize for the home side.However, two late first-half goals courtesy of an own-goal from James Ward-Prowse and a Sergio Aguero header ensured Pep Guardiola’s men picked up all three points.In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, Hojbjerg  said:💬#SaintsFC’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised after his dismissal against #ManCity this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/hVmUOUPychPremier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 30, 2018“I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”“Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger.”“The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.”last_img read more