Cyclone Fani moving towards Bangladesh no major impact in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: People of West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief as severe cyclonic storm Fani weakened on Saturday morning and was moving towards neighbouring Bangladesh, a senior official of the regional meteorological centre said. The city witnessed wind speeds of 30-40 kmph with moderate to heavy rainfall overnight, he said. There was no report of any casualty or major damage in the districts through which the cyclone passed, officials said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Fani is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further over the next six hours. “It is very likely to move further north-northeastwards and enter Bangladesh around noon as a deep depression with wind speeds of 50-60 kmph, gusting to 70 kmph,” Deputy Director General of the Regional Meteorological Centre here Sanjib Bandyopadhyay told PTI. The very severe cyclonic storm weakened into a severe cyclonic storm over the Odisha coast, before moving further north-northeastwards and entering West Bengal through Kharagpur in West Midnapore around 12.30 am on Saturday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “It has moved to Arambagh in Hooghly and is now in Nadia district…and is moving towards Murshidabad district,” Bandyopadhyay said. A senior official said apart from a few mud houses collapsing and tress falling, there were no reports of casualties from any of the districts. “However, we are awaiting further details,” he added. Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, along with senior engineers of the civic body and local councillors, was on a night-long vigil in and around the city to keep a tab on the situation. “We had made arrangements to act on an emergency basis had Fani hit the city. But thank god nothing major has happened,” Hakim told PTI. Meanwhile, flight operations resumed at the Kolkata airport at 9.57 am on Saturday, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said. Flight services were suspended at the airport from 3 pm on Friday. Train services on the Sealdah and Howrah sections were also getting back to normal, the officials said. Five persons were injured when a portion of the roof of a hutment collapsed on Friday night in the central part of the city’s Beniatola Lane, police said. All the five injured persons were released after treatment. The West Bengal government had taken precautionary measures in East and West Midnapore, North and South 24 Pargana districts, besides Howrah, Hooghly, Jhargram, Kolkata and the Sundarbans. The cyclone barrelled through Odisha on Friday, unleashing copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 175 kmph, killing at least eight people, blowing away thatched houses and swamping towns and villages.last_img read more

Government says no evidence to support claims on Jagath

He also said that Sri Lanka will not support the case filed in Brazil against Jayasuriya. The lawsuits against Jagath Jayasuriya allege he oversaw military units that attacked hospitals and killed, disappeared and tortured thousands of people in the final phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009.The criminal suits were spearheaded by the human rights group International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), an evidence-gathering organisation based in South Africa. Human rights groups in South America had recently filed war crimes lawsuits against Jayasuriya who was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Brazil. Later Sarath Fonseka said he was prepared to testify against Jayasuriya in court on the alleged crimes committed by him during the war.Fonseka, under who Jayasuriya served during the war, said that he had received information on crimes committed by Jayasuriya. (Colombo Gazette) The Government says there is no evidence to support allegations raised against former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya.Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliament that the statements made by Minister Sarath Fonseka on Jagath Jayasuriya are his personal opinion. read more

Security Council outlines measures to deal with conflict poverty in Africa

In a wide-ranging presidential statement that followed statements of representatives from close to 50 nations, the Council underscored the importance of partnership and enhanced coordination and cooperation between the UN, the Organization for African Unity (OAU) and African subregional organizations. It stressed the importance of an intensified cooperation between the UN and the OAU and other organizations to help build capacity in early warning conflict prevention and peacekeeping.The Council expressed its strong support for the decisions of the OAU government leaders to deny recognition to governments that came to power through unconstitutional means and reaffirmed that conflict resolution required, above all, the political will and courage of the parties themselves to seek peace.The Council also underscored that economic rehabilitation and reconstruction were important elements in the long-term development of post-conflict societies and the maintenance of lasting peace, and called for greater international assistance in those areas.In that connection, it stressed that early resumption of international cooperation and development aid to countries where a peace process was being implemented was of critical importance for its success, and emphasized the importance of the role of the donor community and international financial institutions in those instances.The Council reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the problems of conflicts in Africa and poverty and development, the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons, the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons, the illegal exploitation of natural resources and, social exclusion as a source of intra-State conflicts, bearing in mind that those problems were interlinked. It also expressed its resolve to try to establish the political conditions that would prevent the recurrence of conflict before making a decision to withdraw any peacekeeping operation. The statement, which was read out by Foreign Minister Anil Kumarsingh Gayan of Mauritius, the current president of the Council, reiterated the importance of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in the process of conflict resolution and post-conflict peace building, and noted the lack of adequate resources for effective reintegration programmes. It urged the international community to support such programmes, including through the implementation of quick-impact projects. On a related matter, the Council expressed concern over the effects of conflicts on civilians, including violations of their human rights, underlining the need to address the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons, which, in addition to humanitarian consequences, was a burden on the affected countries and might become a source of conflict. Also today, as part of the Council’s ongoing bid to improve transparency and improve work methods, the 15-member body held a formal “wrap up” session on its activities over the past month. read more

East Timor as UN tallies votes early results show Gusmão with overwhelming

With 12 of the territory’s 13 districts completing the vote tally today, the UN Transitional Administration’s (UNTAET) chief electoral official, Carlos Valenzuela, cautioned that despite the late stage of the counting process, no official statement has been made on the outcome of the election.Final national results will be announced on Wednesday, and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Board of Commissioners – a majority of whom are East Timorese – will certify the official results on Sunday, 21 April.So far, Mr. Gusmão has won 11 districts and a total of 267,615 votes while Legislative Assembly Vice President Francisco Xavier do Amaral has captured one district and a total of 57,536 votes.After all the ballots were accounted for during the first phase of the counting process, the official number of total votes was determined to be 378,538 – or 86.2 per cent of the estimated voter population.Of that total, 336,955 votes have been counted, according to UNTAET. The last remaining district, Baucau, was expected to be finished counting by midnight. The number of invalid votes in the 12 counted districts was 11,804, compared to 325,151 valid votes.Party and candidate agents and independent electoral observers have been present at all 13 counting centres. In the case of four ballot boxes found with broken seals yesterday, the IEC Board considered related evidence and determined that there had been no tampering. Initial reports suggested the seals had inadvertently broken during transport. read more

Apple agrees to legal settlement that could award more than 100 million

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2013 1:38 pm MDT Apple agrees to legal settlement that could award more than $100 million in iTunes credits SAN JOSE, Calif. – Apple has agreed to give more than $100 million in iTunes store credits to settle a lawsuit alleging that the iPhone and iPad maker improperly charged kids for playing games on their mobile devices.The 2-year-old case centres on allegations that Apple didn’t create adequate parental controls to prevent children from buying extra features while playing free games on iPhones and iPads in 2010 and 2011. Parents who filed the lawsuit in 2011 said they didn’t realize their children were racking up the charges until they received bills or other notifications after the purchases were made. The games that had been downloaded were designed for kids as young as 4 years old, according to the lawsuit.Apple introduced more stringent controls governing in-game purchases as part of a March 2011 update to the software that runs its mobile devices.Under an agreement filed in federal court last week, Apple has agreed to award an iTunes credit of $5 to each of the estimated 23 million accountholders who may have been affected. Parents could receive more if they can show their bills exceeded $5. If the charges exceeded $30, cash refunds will be offered.The lawyers who sued Apple said it’s still too early to determine how many people ultimately will qualify for the iTunes credits and cash refunds. As part of the settlement, the attorneys are seeking $1.3 million in fees, which would be paid by Apple.Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., declined to comment Tuesday.A hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled Friday in San Jose, Calf. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State womens basketball set for 3 games in 3 days in

OSU junior guard Cait Craft (left) dribbles during a game against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerFollowing a three-game home stand, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to travel to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam tournament.The Buckeyes are 2-2 for the season after a 96-86 win at home against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday. OSU is now set to play in three games over a three-day span while in the Virgin Islands. Coach Kevin McGuff said he wants the team to experience the toughness that comes with playing in a tournament.“I want our players to get a feel for that,” McGuff said. “It is a bit challenging physically and mentally and I want them to have to go through that too. I want to push them and challenge them.”McGuff added that he wants the team to get an idea of what it will face when competing in the Big Ten tournament at the end of the regular season. McGuff said playing against different types of teams in a short span will aid the Buckeyes in the future.“We’ll have to adjust some things that we do,” McGuff said. “I think you kind of have to put your team in that position to be ready for something like that later in the year.”Junior guard Cait Craft said there are challenges that come with playing a rigorous schedule.“It is different,” Craft said. “Recovery time is shorter, especially if something doesn’t go your way, (if) you don’t play well you’ve got to get over it much quicker.”Craft said that while she wants the team to get the most out of the experience, the team’s concentration will remain on the games.“You want people to have fun,” Craft said. “At the same time when it’s time to be serious and focus we need to get everybody on the same page.”The Buckeyes will look to gain momentum in the tournament with the help of freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell. Mitchell has led OSU in scoring with 26.7 points per contest this season. Junior guard Ameryst Alston said the upperclassmen of the team respect her as a player and don’t see a need to give her instructions while on the court.“Honestly she really doesn’t need it,” Alston said. “We don’t look at (Kelsey) as a freshman out on the floor. She’s smart enough and she’s earned her stripes to also give direction to the rest of us.”Redshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion is also expected to make an impact off the bench for OSU. Scullion made her return to the team on Sunday against Virginia Commonwealth after initially forgoing her final year of eligibility to attend medical school. In her first game of the season, Scullion scored three points while tallying a team-high seven rebounds against the Rams. Craft noted that Scullion has been a big aid to the team since returning.“Amy is a tremendous help,” Craft said. “She does things well that our team is weak in. She really helps out our weak areas, she has a lot of intangibles that you can’t coach, and having her back is one of the most amazing feelings right now.”OSU is scheduled to face Clemson on Thursday at 1:15 p.m., Wichita State on Friday at 1:15 p.m., and finish against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. read more

Thai hotel reacts to military coup by extending happy hour

first_img THERE’S BEEN A military coup in Thailand, at least the country’s 12th since 1932 and the second in the past decade.It’s the culmination of a push to end what had become a de facto one-party rule.While the movement that led to the coup was not in itself bloodless, there were few reports of violence in the nation Thursday.That, and the sheer volume of past coup attempts the country has lived through, may be why the instructions given to guests of the Le Meridien hotel in Chiang Mai, in the country’s north, were downright dainty. To combat the effects of the nationwide curfew the military has imposed, happy hour has been extended through midnight, and free Wifi will now be available until further notice, according to a flyer posted on Facebook.Read: Thai army seizes power in military coup SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York See how smoggy downtown LA was the day before Trump is expected to demolish California’s attempts to tackle auto emissions 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change last_img read more

After naming will the government make paternity testing mandatory

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT HAS no plans to make paternity testing mandatory.In light of a proposed new law that will make the naming of fathers on birth certificates mandatory, Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil she would not be requiring the tests.The Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 was published by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Burton after Cabinet approval earlier this month. Last week, she told the Dáil that the purpose of the bill was to protect the rights of the child. However, she told Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin, that mandatory paternity testing was not part of that plan.“The fundamental objective of the provision is to ensure that a father’s details are included in the record of the child’s birth. This will underpin the rights of the child under EU legislation to have access to the details of their identity.“It is not intended to introduce mandatory paternity testing for registration of on birth certificates.”Current legislation does not require the father’s name to be provided at the time of registering the birth.The Bill would make it compulsory for this information to be provided. Provisions are made in the Bill for not providing the father’s name in exceptional circumstances.Read: New law would make it complusory for fathers’ names to be included on birth certslast_img read more

Le typhon Nesat fait 18 morts et 35 disparus aux Philippines

first_imgLe typhon Nesat fait 18 morts et 35 disparus aux PhilippinesLe bilan du typhon Nesat, qui a frappé mardi l’île principale des Philippines, s’est à nouveau alourdi faisant état de 18 morts tandis que 35 personnes étaient toujours portées disparuesmercredi, selon les autorités.Alors que les équipes de secours continuent de s’affairer dans les zones sinistrées, le bilan s’alourdit de plus en plus aux Philippines suite au passage du violent typhon Nesat. Les précédents chiffres faisaient état de 16 morts mais c’est aujourd’hui pas moins de 18 victimes qui ont été recensées. Un total auquel s’ajoutent 35 personnes qui étaient toujours portées disparues ce matin et qui pourraient rejoindre dans les prochaines heures le nombre de victimes. Accompagné de pluies diluviennes et de vents violents, Nesat a gravement inondé plusieurs quartiers philippins, en particulier dans la capitale Manille. Au plus fort de la tempête, mardi, les inondations ont entre autres touché l’ambassade américaine, un hôtel Sofitel cinq étoiles et un hôpital dans le quartier historique de Manille, rapporte l’AFP.Pour limiter les dégâts, des digues ont été ouvertes dans le but de réduire le niveau des eaux derrière des barrages qui menaçaient de déborder plus au nord, dans la province de Bulacan. En outre, mercredi, l’électricité faisait toujours défaut à plus d’un million d’habitants à Luçon, l’île principale où vivent 48 millions d’habitants et ce, malgré les efforts des autorités. “Nous essayons de rétablir les services d’électricité et de télécommunications aujourd’hui, et de remettre en état les 61 réseaux routiers sur l’île de Luçon endommagés par les glissements de terrain et les inondations”, a déclaré Benito Ramos, responsable du bureau de la défense civile. Une autre tempête pourrait frapper en fin de semaineÀ lire aussiLa formation d’un typhon vue de l’espaceMercredi, Nesat s’éloignait des Philippines pour se diriger vers la mer de Chine méridionale. Mais pendant ce temps, une autre tempête tropicale était en formation au-dessus de l’océan Pacifique et pourrait frapper le pays d’ici la fin de la semaine, ont prévenu les services de la météorologie nationale. “Nous devons terminer les réparations les plus urgentes […] avant que cette tempête n’arrive”, a déclaré Benito Ramos. Chaque année, une vingtaine de typhons frappent les Philippines. Les derniers en date, Nock-ten et Muifa, ont fait 70 morts en juillet. En août, Nanmadol en a fait 35. Le 28 septembre 2011 à 11:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ICPA moots use of compostable plastic in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: Representatives from the India Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA) called on Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh and briefed him on the advantages of certified compostable plastic as an effective alternative to single use disposable plastic.The visiting representatives said that the compostable plastic was easy to dispose of. As per the rule 3(e) of the Plastic Waste Management (PWM of 2016), compostable plastic means plastic that undergoes degradation by biological process during composting to yield carbon-dioxide, water and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The ICPA has proposed to collaborate and work with VMC in creating awareness and promoting compostable plastics as an alternative to conventional plastics and complimented the initiative of VMC in tackling the plastic waste and its management. The plastic bags dealers also interacted with the Commissioner, who responded positively and agreed for the proposal of introducing biodegradable plastic bags. They expressed interest to procure the biodegradable plastic bags and give full support to the VMC. Manufacturers of compostable plastics have to obtain licence from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and they have to maintain national standards with testing done by the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET).last_img read more

BSE closes points 2702 up on September 24

first_imgNew Delhi, September 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.02 points up to stand at 19927.98. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 2.70 points up to stand at 5892.45. Ashok Leyland and Eicher Motors were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.93% and 5.82% along with Sobha Dev and IFCI with an increase of 4.11% and 3.60% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bajaj Finance Ltd and Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd. with a decrease of 5.74% and 5.71% along with Bank of India and Coromandel International Ltd. with a decrease of 4.43% and 4.30% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 124.52 points at 11,197.79 while the banking sector is down 36.32 points at 11,594.25 and the realty sector is down 3.44 points at 1,227.94. The Indian currency is down 0.03% at Rs 62.62 per dollar.last_img read more

Assam Five men gangrape minor in Hojai viral video alerts victims family

first_imgMinor girl gang-raped at Hojai in Assam (Representational Image)Creative CommonsOne minor girl was reportedly gang-raped by five men at Hojai district in Assam. The culprits not only raped her, but also recorded the entire incident on camera, and posted on social media.According to reports, the victim was attacked when she was going to a relative’s house with her brother-in-law. The incident happened on March 25, but came to light only after the video went viral on social media.As reported, the five men attacked her and her brother-in-law, dragged the victim to a nearby forest area, raped her and recorded it on mobile cameras. While the victim and her brother-in-law did not tell anyone about it, her family filed an FIR on April 23 after they came to know about the incident through the viral video.Police have already nabbed four of the accused – Sahid Ahmed, Dilwar Hussain, Gulab Hussain and Abdul Alim. One of the accused is still absconding.This heinous act has irked the locals, who have demanded strict action against the culprits. “This is not the first time that such a gruesome incident took place in our area. We want justice for the girl. Police should arrest the culprits at the earliest and ensure the safety and protection of women and girls,” Time8 quoted a local as saying.last_img read more

MCU News Marvel Inhumans Trailer

first_img What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix Universe Stay on target The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps growing bigger and bigger, and since two new additions are premiering soon, Marvel is happy to keep tantalizing us with little updates. Today, the most substantial news comes out of the upcoming Inhumans TV show. We’ve got a full trailer! Marvel’s stuff still looks really cool, so any small glimpse of footage is worth looking at.So what do we have there? Well, it opens with a shot of Black Bolt, Medusa, and Maximus the Mad walking ominously down a stairway. We knew these costumes looked cool, but seeing them in motion is even better. There are going to be a lot of amazing-looking Medusa cosplayers at Comic Cons this year. The next shot is of the beautiful Hawaiian setting, further confirming that no matter what the writing of this show turns out to be, it’s going to look real good. Finally, there’s a shot of Maximus, played by Iwan Rheon, in a tense standoff with… someone. I guess we’ll find out who on Thursday when the full trailer comes out.Inhumans premieres on ABC November 3, 2017.Now let’s turn to MCU additions that are happening sooner. Spider-Man: Homecoming is almost out. But just because we haven’t even seen the movie yet doesn’t mean it’s too early to start speculating about the sequel. In an interview with ScreenRant, Tom Holland confirmed that Iron Man won’t be in the sequel, but another MCU hero may be. There’s no word yet on who will join the web-slinger in the sequel (because the script isn’t even close to being written yet), but Tom Holland knows who he’d like to see Spider-Man team up with.“Ant-Man would be my favorite,” Holland said. “I want to have like a bug bros session. I think that would be really cool.”He’s right, that would make for a really fun movie. Not just because they’re both bug-based superheroes, but because they’re the most lighthearted heroes in Marvel’s roster. They’re the ones who are always ready with a wisecrack, and generally celebrate how much that annoys the people around them. They’re also both scientists and tinkerers. Tony Stark is too, of course, but Hank Pym is just geeky enough that he wouldn’t mind having an enthusiastic science discussion with Peter Parker.  A Spider-Man/Ant-Man team up would make for a great movie, and now that Tom Holland has brought it up, it’s all I want from the MCU.Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Via Marvel)Finally, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed another Spider-Man character is part of the MCU. No, it’s not Venom. That movie will still exist solely in Sony’s “adjunct” universe. During interviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Feige revealed that Miles Morales exists in the MCU, ScreenRant reports. So where is he? Well, for now, he’s just an Easter egg.“All of those little things are just Easter eggs for fans until they’re something more than that. But anything that’s happened in the books is potential material for us. In the meantime, I think Miles is a big part of the animated movie that Sony’s making. But where we go … we definitely want you to go “He’s there. He’s there somewhere,” Feige said.That may not be exactly what fans of the character want to hear, but it does leave the door open for Miles to become a bigger part of the MCU. Miles Morales, who was first introduced in the alternate-universe Ultimate Spider-Man, has become the second most popular character to put on the Spider Suit. Now that Peter Parker is the CEO of a multi-national corporation in the comics, Miles provides the street-level high school Spider-Man we all fell in love with in the first place. Fans have been longing for Miles to get his due on the big screen for a while, and were disappointed to see that Peter’s best friend in Homecoming looks a lot like Miles’s in the comics. That didn’t bode well for Miles’s chances of ever appearing in the MCU. Now that Feige himself has confirmed that he’s there, those chances are better. Let’s just hope he becomes more than an Easter Egg sooner rather than later.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

AllElectric Porsche Mission E Set for 2019 Launch

first_imgStay on target Man Completes ‘World’s Longest’ Journey By EVNissan’s Recycled EV Batteries Power ‘Off-Grid’ Adventures The first all-electric Porsche, the Mission E, is set to hit the road in two years.Chairman Oliver Blume told CAR magazine that the sports car will go on sale by the end of 2019, priced “like [the] entry-level Panamera,” which starts at $85,000.Following its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the 100 percent electrically powered vehicle was initially expected to launch “at the end of the decade.”AdChoices广告The four-door coupe features an 800-volt drive system, more than 440 kW system power, and 310-plus miles driving range.Porsche claimed its Mission E can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in “under 3.5 seconds”—slower than the Tesla Model S P100D, which scored a record 2.28-second time earlier this year—and reach near-top-speeds of 124 mph in fewer than 12 seconds.A new rapid-charge battery booster takes fewer than 15 minutes to reach 80 percent, allowing for fast pit stops; Tesla’s Superchargers, meanwhile, take about 40 minutes to reach 80 percent.The quarter-hour recharge will be offered at launch, according to CAR.“It will be enough for a [250 mile] range on an 80 percent charge,” Blume told the magazine.While Porsche remains quite tight-lipped about its upcoming production vehicle, the company boss confirmed that “the design is fixed,” and the final Mission E will look “very close to what you saw two years ago.”“It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept,” Blume added.This may be the luxury vehicle maker’s first electric car, but it won’t be its last: In 2015, Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, suggested that with Mission E, “we are making a clear statement about the future of our brand.”“Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car,” he said.Final pricing and specs will presumably be released closer to launch. For now, check out some concept images in the slideshow below:View as: One Page Slides1. The front(via Porsche)Front Matrix LED headlights come with integrated sensors for assistance systems2. The interior(via Porsche)The 3D display moves with the driver—up, down, left, or right3. The interior(via Porsche)Five round instruments are virtually displayed using OLED technology4. The interior(via Porsche)Four individual chars are inspired by bucket-type racing seats5. Charging(via Porsche)A hidden charging port lets motorists juice up the old-fashioned way6. Charging(via Porsche)Porsche Turbo Charging promises 80 percent of maximum battery life in fewer than 15 minutes7. The exterior(via Porsche)Exterior mirrors are replaced by cameras, which reflect images on the lower windshield corners8. The rear(via Porsche)The rear design combines a continuous light strip with black glass finishLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

I can never replace Irrfan Khan Jackky Bhagnani

first_imgActor Jackky Bhagnani stepped into Irffan Khan’s shoes for Welcome To Karachi after the latter walked out of the film due to his other commitments. But the younger actor does not feel he can ever ‘replace’ a ‘supreme actor’ like Irrfan.“I feel Irrfan sir is a supreme actor. I can never replace him. I’m a big fan of him,” Jackky said here during the trailer launch of Welcome To Karachi.Directed by Ashish R. Mohan, “Welcome To Karachi” also features Arshad Warsi and Lauren Gottlieb. The film is slated for May 21 release. Once Jackky became a part of the film, a few scenes were changed.last_img read more

NCL issuing refunds future cruise credits for 2 Norwegian Pearl sailings

first_imgNCL issuing refunds, future cruise credits for 2 Norwegian Pearl sailings Share Posted by Thursday, July 4, 2019 Tags: Norwegian Cruise Linecenter_img BARCELONA — NCL is apologizing after it was forced to cancel the July 5 sailing of Norwegian Pearl due to technical issues, a snafu that also saw the abrupt end of the ship’s 13-day sailing days ahead of schedule.More than 2,000 Norwegian Pearl passengers, originally scheduled to finish their cruise in Rome on July 5, ended up disembarking in Barcelona on July 2 instead.The ship was sailing a 13-day cruise from Northern Europe to the Med when it experienced a mechanical issued that necessitated sailing at reduced speed, according to a statement from NCL. Earlier in the week passengers were given the option to either end their cruise in Barcelona or sail to Rome, however the decision was later made to disembark everyone in Barcelona.NCL’s original statement said that guests onboard the stricken sailing would be given a 50% cash refund and a 50% future cruise credit, both based on the original cruise fare paid. NCL had also said it would cover up to US$300 in flight change fees.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsMeanwhile guests schedule to sail on the July 5 itinerary, now cancelled, will receive a 100% refund and a 100% future cruise credit, based on the original cruise fare paid, plus up to US$300 in flight change fees.“We are truly sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience our guests have experienced as a result of this unforeseen mechanical situation,” said NCL. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

While Wells has had some decent lanes to run throu

first_imgWhile Wells has had some decent lanes to run through, gaining yards after contact shows he’s not exactly going down at first contact. So while two games is a very small sample size, it appears the Cardinals may have themselves a feature back who can make plays when given opportunities. Top Stories Beanie Wells is averaging 5.7 yards per carry this season, an average that ranks sixth among NFL running backs.However, the third year pro still feels like he’s not getting the most out of his runs. “I still left some [yards] out there,” Wells said with regards to Sunday’s game against the Redskins. “There’s always going to be room for improvement in every game.“I just have to minimize those little slip-ups that I do have.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ While it would appear there are times Wells misses out on some long runs, the stats say it’s not due to a lack of toughness. According to Mike Sando’s ESPN NFC West Blog, Doug Clawson of ESPN Stats and Information says Wells has been a much stronger runner this season.According to Clawson, Wells has averaged 6.9 yards per carry on 14 rushes up the middle. He’ll be facing a Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 3 that has allowed only 2.5 yards per carry up the middle, fourth-best in the NFL. Overall, Wells is averaging 3.1 yards after contact on each carry, second to the Atlanta Falcons’ Michael Turner among players with at least 15 carries. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Building permits up 27 in January to February

first_imgBuilding permits rose in the first two months of the year an annual 27 per cent in terms of construction area to 182,520 square metres and 31 per cent in terms of value to €200.8m, the statistical service said.The increase in construction area in January to February was on a 34 per cent rise in residential projects to 162,706 square metres compared to the respective period of 2016 which more than offset a 7.4 per cent drop to 19,087 square metres in that of commercial projects, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday. The value of residential projects rose 30 per cent to €157.6m while that of commercial projects increased 45 per cent to €27.4m.The number of residential units which got a building permit in the first two months of the year was 764 compared to 555 in the respective period last year, Cystat said.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Auditorgeneral on the spot over army duty

first_imgAuditor-general Odysseas Michaelides took more flak on Monday following an admission that he had not served in the army reserves since his appointment to the post.Leading the charge, daily Politis said it was hypocritical of Michaelides not to personally report for duty while at the same time lambasting people with connections who were dodging the reserves.Last week, Michaelides confirmed he was not serving as a reservist. Asked why, he said that the auditor-general was exempt. He argued that had he been serving at a specific camp, he would not be able to go there in his official capacity and carry out an audit.On Monday, Politis followed through with a report that there was no exemption in the law for the office of the auditor-general.The only persons exempt from reservist duty are government ministers, MPs, MEPs, the attorney-general and the deputy AG, and judges.The paper also parsed out Michaelides’ earlier remarks, where he had said that the reason he did not report for duty was due to “accepted norms”.However, the paper said, invoking norms is a hollow excuse. The only reason that Michaelides’ immediate predecessor, Chrystalla Georghadji, did not serve in the reservists was because she was a woman. And Georghadji’s forerunners, while men, were ineligible for reservist duty as they were aged over 50 when they took up the office.Putting the boot in, Politis said Michaelides has not convincingly explained why he was not serving in the reserves. The fact that he was not called up was no justification.The publication was responding to the auditor-general’s comments over the weekend where he was defending himself.In a series of tweets, Michaelides said that upon returning to Cyprus after his studies, at the age of 29, he voluntarily declared to the National Guard that he was back and thus available to serve in the reserves.He then began to report normally for duty, until the age of 46, when he was appointed auditor-general.At that point the army stopped calling him up.Hitting back at his media detractors, Michaelides said Politis had a habit of ‘slinging mud’ at him.“Only now did they remember that I’m at fault, when at age 46 I became auditor-general and the National Guard saw fit not to summon me to the reserves,” he tweeted.The matter came to the fore after the publication last week of a report by the audit office showing that some 11,000 Cypriot men do not serve in the National Guard reserves either because they fail to declare their repatriation, are still listed as being students abroad despite being over 30, or they know someone in high places.These include people currently serving as board members of semi-government organisations, football referees in the first division of the Cyprus League, first-division footballers, politicians, as well as people who work at the presidential palace, lawyers and media.The report’s publication immediately drew the ire of the military, which said disclosure of sensitive information relating to the army’s operational capabilities could compromise national security.Chiming in, daily Kathimerini then ran a story claiming that a criminal investigation might be launched into the publication of classified information.The paper cited unnamed sources saying the matter could be referred to the attorney-general.Michaelides retaliated, saying on social media that all the information he published was available in the public domain.He went on to accuse the newspaper of pursuing a personal vendetta against him, because the co-owner of Kathimerini happens to be the husband of Ombudswoman Maria Stylianou-Lottides, with whom Michaelides has clashed in the past.The government meanwhile put paid to speculation that the auditor-general could be investigated for disclosing sensitive information.“For the government, this issue has been exhausted,” said government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou when asked if Michaelides would be the subject of a criminal probe.The spokesman reiterated that everyone should be careful not to divulge information that might impact national security. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more