Greg Frost

first_imgGreg Frost is a long-time touch player, referee, coach and administrator. He is currently a referee as well as Permit Manager for the South West Wolves.  Greg’s volunteering has directly contributed to the revival of the South West Wolves, ensuring that the permit would continue to be part of State League. He also dedicates his time to organising social teams assisting with the viability of competitions, and coaches for schools and Pacific school games.  Greg’s long term commitment to the game and sharing of his expertise and time continues to make a positive impact on the touch community.last_img

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseille

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton midfielder Lemina: Bielsa key to leaving Marseilleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina has explained why he left Olympique Marseille.Lemina quit OM for Juventus before landing at Saints.He explained to Eurosport: “I spent only two years in Marseille. When I arrived, I thought I would stay longer. The first year, with Elie Baup was complicated but the next one with Marcelo Bielsa was magnificent. “We discovered another OM, more spectacular. With the coach, I learned a lot. It’s really very interesting to work under his orders. When he left, it was a shock for me and that’s what made me want to go.”Bielsa is now leading Leeds United in their promotion push frm the Championship. last_img read more

Early Design in FORAN at SNAME Annual Meeting

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom SENER has attended the last SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in the US) annual meeting from 6th to 8th of November. This time Bellevue was the city for the venue, situated close to Seattle in Washington.During the event, some technical sessions took place as part of the Ship Production Symposium, where some engineers from the shipbuilding industry presented important innovations and advances in the state of the art for shipbuilding.Verónica Alonso, North America Area Manager from SENER Marine Business Unit, presented the paper: The use of a 3D CAD System at early design in shipbuilding, written with Antonio Valderrama and Rodrigo Pérez, all from SENER. The subject, of great interest in the shipbuilding industry in the US and in the rest of the world talks about the FORAN approach to a complex issue: the important change in the development of the functional design, from 2D to 3D.FORAN, developed by SENER, has been enhanced with important capabilities for a successful use at early design stages. The most remarkable advantages of this approach are to avoid design errors and the re-use of data in further stages. All to achieve important cost savings in the ship design process. My location Foran, November 15, 2013last_img read more

Route 395 to Receive Repaving Bridge Work

first_img Smoother rides are on the way for drivers along Route 395. The Department of Transportation and Public Works plans to repave7.1 kilometres of Route 395 and repair the Trout Brook Bridge. “This is another important investment in the roads of InvernessCounty,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and PublicWorks. “We are putting needed dollars in the roads and bridges ofthis community, work that will help promote tourism and improveconnections between communities.” The repaving project runs from one kilometre north of West LakeAinslie Road to the bridge. “This project will improve the experience of visitors drivingthis scenic passage through beautiful Lake Ainslie,” saidTourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald.”Visitors and our local population will appreciate thisinvestment.” The tender for the work closes Wednesday, July 7, and the work isto be completed by Oct. 31. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. Government spent $88.5 million in capital dollars on Cape Bretonroads and bridges over the last five years. Cape Breton’s shareof the provincial capital highway expenditures increased by morethan five per cent during the same time period. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Route 395 to Receive Repaving,Bridge Worklast_img read more

New Renewable Plan To Create Jobs Stable Electricity Prices Cleaner Environment

first_img “Nova Scotians see the importance of adding renewables to our future energy supply,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “But in the short term, we also want to keep power bills as low as possible. I believe this plan strikes that balance.” The plan is expected to support up to $1.5 billion in investment. It will create jobs in construction, supply, manufacturing and maintenance, generating an estimated 5,000 to 7,500 person-years of employment in urban and rural areas. “Nova Scotia has taken a national leadership role today in cleaning up its electricity supply; setting the bar for Canada’s other provinces that still rely heavily on coal power,” said Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency with the Pembina Institute, a not-for-profit think tank focused on developing innovative sustainable energy solutions. “It is commendable to see a real emphasis on developing community-based renewable power systems through a feed-in tariff as an important element of this plan.” Reuben Burge, president of the RMSenergy, said the plan will be a boost for efforts like his Dalhousie Mountain wind farm. “It takes a lot of work to get renewable projects approved, financed and built,” said Mr. Burge. “This plan provides important support for locally produced renewable energy and projects like ours. We are very pleased to be able to contribute to Nova Scotia’s longer-term green-energy strategy.” “For Springhill, this plan will provide new opportunities to attract businesses and be more competitive through our own renewable energy development plans,” said Springhill Mayor Allen Dill. The Renewable Electricity Plan is available at . equal participation by Nova Scotia Power and independent producers for medium- to large-size projects to ensure value for customers a fixed price, or feed-in tariff, for community-based projects to allow broader participation enhanced net metering, which credits consumers for the energy they produce with wind, solar and other renewables a cautious approach to biomass, with harvesting standards and caps on generation in new and existing plants feed-in tariffs for small-scale tidal projects and tidal arrays, if further development proves safe encouraging further natural gas use to help balance intermittent sources like wind Nova Scotia is charting a course to be a global leader in green energy by 2020. The province released a plan today, April 23, designed to increase renewable electricity supply, improve energy security, stabilize long-term prices and create opportunities for jobs and investment. Premier Darrell Dexter announced that the province has set a goal of 40 per cent of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020, nearly four times higher than 2009 levels. “This is about making the right decisions for our economy and our environment,” said Premier Dexter, speaking at the recently opened Dalhousie Mountain wind farm in Pictou County. “We are putting our energy future where it belongs, back in Nova Scotians’ hands.” The plan outlines an aggressive program to move Nova Scotia away from imported coal-based electricity towards greener local sources, supported by world-class wind and tidal resources. “This strategy will create hundreds of good jobs for Nova Scotians and a billion-and-a-half dollars in new investment to help grow the economy,” said Premier Dexter. “Consumers can look forward to more stable electricity prices and a more secure supply of energy.” With this plan, government’s commitment to 25 per cent renewable electricity by 2015 will become law. Other highlights include:last_img read more

Fires Update Tuesday Aug 16 10 am

first_img there have been no significant changes to the fires since yesterday afternoon’s update and all four remain 100 per cent contained for the next few days, the section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that has been closed since last week will open at 8 p.m. and close again at 8 a.m. travel restrictions remain in effect across mainland Nova Scotia and people are asked to continue to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more fires. As announced yesterday, Aug. 15, travel restrictions have been lifted for Cape Breton the latest information on burning restrictions can be found at more information on the fires can be found at Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, the media contact for the fires will be Bruce Nunn. His contact information is below. -30- Following is a provincial fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. last_img read more

Kerry Washington Honored With GLAAD Vanguard Award

first_imgGLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, honored Kerry Washington, Roland Emmerich, and the best in film and television at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Shonda Rhimes, Patricia Arquette, and Viola Davis were among the special guests. The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo; and Official Presenting Partners Amazon and Bud Light.The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for acceptance.At the ceremony, Ellen DeGeneres presented Kerry Washington with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award, which is presented to media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.In an acceptance speech that had the audience on their feet, Washington said, “I don’t decide to play the characters I play as a political choice. Yet the characters I play often do become political statements. Because having your story told as a woman, as a person of color, as a lesbian, as a trans person, or as any member of any disenfranchised community, is sadly often still a radical idea. There is so much power in storytelling, and there is enormous power in inclusive storytelling, in inclusive representations. That is why the work of GLAAD is so important. We need more LGBT representation in the media. We need more LGBT characters and more LGBT storytelling. We need more diverse LGBT representation. And by that, I mean lots of different kinds of LGBT people living all different kinds of lives. And this is big — we need more employment of LGBT people in front of and behind the camera.” Washington continued, “We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity, and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence, and the truth of each other’s hearts. We must be allies and we must be allies in this business, because to be represented is to be humanized, and as long as anyone anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake, and we are all vulnerable. We must see each other, all of us. And we must see ourselves, all of us. And we have to continue to be bold and break new ground until that is just how it is, until we are no longer ‘firsts’ and ‘exceptions’ and ‘rare’ and ‘unique.’ In the real world, being an ‘other’ is the norm. In the real world, the only norm is uniqueness, and our media must reflect that. Thank you, GLAAD, for fighting the good fight.”Also at the event, Channing Tatum presented out director Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. In accepting the award Emmerich said, “I’m very honored and thankful to be here tonight to accept the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from GLAAD. GLAAD does so much to change our society by sharing stories about LGBT people, and to make everyone understand the value of our stories. So what is my story? I’m a director, I’m German, and I’m gay.”Zoe Saldana presented the award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release to The Imitation Game. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Graham Moore and producer Ido Ostrowsky accepted the award on behalf of the film, and producer Harvey Weinstein recorded a video acceptance urging attendees in the ballroom to sign a petition calling on the British government to pardon the other 49,000 people convicted under the same unjust law as Alan Turing.Laura Jane Grace, front woman for the punk band Against Me! and this year’s GLAAD Media Award recipient for Outstanding Music Artist, co-presented with Andrew Rannells the award for Outstanding Comedy Series to Amazon’s Transparent. Accepting for Transparent were show creator Jill Soloway, co-producer Rhys Ernst, and stars Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Alexandra Billings, Kiersey Clemons, Michaela Watkins, Alison Sudol, Clementine Creevy, and Brett Parasol.Murray Bartlett and Daniel Franzese from HBO’s Looking presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series to ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Show creator Peter Nowalk, executive producer Shonda Rhimes, and cast members Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King accepted on behalf of the show.On Saturday night, FOX’s Glee also received a Special Recognition Award, following the series finale. For six seasons, Glee has consistently introduced groundbreaking LGBT characters and storylines, including a recent episode that featured a 200-person transgender choir. Joe Earley, Chief Operating Officer at Fox Television Group, accepted the award on behalf of the show. GLAAD previously announced that it was acknowledging BioWare’s hit video game Dragon Age: Inquisition and the song “Era Diferente” by the legendary Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte with Special Recognition Awards.last_img read more

UN report card on antipoverty goals shows mixed picture of progress and

23 June 2010The world continues to make advances towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite the global economic downturn, but the rate of improvement remains too slow and countries must step up their efforts if the MDGs are to be achieved by their target date of 2015, a new United Nations report says. The world continues to make advances towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite the global economic downturn, but the rate of improvement remains too slow and countries must step up their efforts if the MDGs are to be achieved by their target date of 2015, a new United Nations report says.The annual assessment report, released today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, shows that the world has made huge strides in reducing extreme poverty, tackling HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and boosting access to clean drinking water, but is still lagging in other critical areas, such as improving maternal health and increasing access to decent sanitation.Mr. Ban told journalists that the report illustrates that world leaders must focus on several fronts: generating jobs, spurring economic growth, encouraging food security, promoting clean energy and strengthening partnerships between rich and poor countries to help the world’s most vulnerable.“Economic uncertainty cannot be an excuse to slow down our development efforts,” he said. “It is a reason to speed them up. By investing in the MDGs, we invest in global economic growth. By focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable, we lay the foundation for a more sustainable and prosperous tomorrow.”The Secretary-General announced that he is setting up the MDG Advocacy Group, a collection of 17 current and former political leaders, businesspeople and thinkers from around the world who will work to galvanize support for achieving the Goals.Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will co-chair the group, which will host its first meeting next month – two months before the world’s leaders will gather at UN Headquarters in New York for a high-level summit aimed at accelerating progress towards the MDGs.The MDG assessment report, based on data from more than 25 UN agencies and international organizations, indicates that the world has slashed the percentage of people living in extreme poverty – classed as earning less than $1.25 a day – in the past two decades.The extreme poverty rate fell from 46 per cent in the baseline year of 1990 to 27 per cent in 2005, and is forecast to fall further to 15 per cent by 2015, thanks in large part to gains in China, South Asia and South-East Asia.But while that progress against poverty has continued despite the global economic downturn and the recent food crisis, the report notes that hunger and malnutrition are on the rise in some region, such as South Asia, and stubborn gaps persist between rich and poor and between urban and rural communities.Girls also continue to lack the same opportunities as boys, especially in education – a girl in one of the poorest households is four times more likely than an equivalent boy to not be attending school.And while Latin America and the Caribbean have made important progress on child health and gender equality, fewer than half of women in some African regions receive care from skilled health workers when giving birth.The MDG report has been released ahead of the G8 and G20 summits for leading economies, being held this weekend in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Ban will attend the event, where accountability for aid commitments will be high on the agenda. read more

TSX Wall Street close higher despite lower crude prices as OPEC meeting

TORONTO — North American stock markets moved higher as traders shrugged off failed efforts by major oil-producing countries this past weekend to agree on production limits.The S&P/TSX composite index extended last week’s gains by adding 82.62 points to 13,719.82, supported by energy and base metals stocks.Energy companies were in the positive despite a 58-cent drop in the May contract for benchmark North American crude to US$39.78 a barrel.The more heavily traded June contract was down 52 cents at US$41.19.The Canadian dollar also strengthened, up 0.24 of a U.S. cent at 78.14 cents US.The price of oil had weakened after talks in Doha, Qatar, failed to reach a consensus on freezing production to support prices.Saudi Arabia had said it wouldn’t back a deal if Iran, which is trying to ramp up output as international sanctions are lifted, wasn’t involved.New York markets also rose, with the Dow Jones industrial average up 106.70 points at 18,004.16, while the S&P 500 moved 13.61 points higher to 2,094.34.The Nasdaq composite advanced 21.80 points to 4,960.02.Elsewhere in commodities, May natural gas gained four cents to US$1.94 per mmBtu, while May copper added a penny to US$2.16 a pound and June gold added 40 cents to $1,235 a troy ounce. read more

Road casualty improvement is no accident

Compared to 1994 – 1998 average, 2006 figures reveal: Pedestrian deaths and serious injuries cut 40 per cent 39 per cent fewer car users killed or seriously injured Child fatalities and serious injuries down 53 per centInvestment in car, van and truck safety has helped drive down road casualties. Latest statistics from the DfT reveal improvement in all areas particularly a year-on-year reduction in pedestrian casualties, seven per cent down to 31,020 and child casualties down 10 per cent to 10,140.The motor industry believes it continues to play a significant role in this progress. Improvements in passive safety – systems designed to protect occupants in a crash including air bags and crumple zones – are now complemented by more cars on the road fitted with active safety systems.These prevent an accident happening and include technologies like lane departure warnings, assisted braking systems and ESC (electronic stability control) that works to prevent cars from skidding out of control.‘We should welcome the news that UK roads are safer and highlight the progress we as an industry have made,’ commented SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Nevertheless, we must not be complacent: behind the statistics lie events that devastate lives and the motor industry is committed to continue to deliver safer cars, vans and trucks.’The report can be accessed from the DfT website at: ReportClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Intimidation bullyism abuse being faced by women in the workplace must

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: An evil act of major proportionsMarch 29, 2017In “Letters”Guyana observes International Women’s DayMarch 8, 2014In “Opinion”Bulkan revokes Linden Town Clerk’s appointmentMarch 23, 2017In “latest news” An independent investigation to be launched to determine the veracity of the allegations made against Linden’s Mayor, Mr. Carwyn Holland about his disrespectful and abusive behaviour towards female employees of the Linden Town Council. The Women and Gender Equality Commission to use its constitutional mandate to determine the true state of treatment meted out to women in the work place and to mount educational programmes with a view of eliminating such unacceptable behaviour.We call upon all our enlightened brothers who have journeyed with us (the WPO) and made way for women’s empowerment and through various initiatives, support our efforts, to join forces with us in denouncing this kind of behaviour.The WPO also calls on all women everywhere, regardless of affiliation, to reject bullyism, intimidation and abuse from bosses and superiors in their work places and to stand in solidarity with those who dare to speak up.  All organisations that represent women and advocates for women’s rights to should denounce Minister Bulkan’s actions as it relates to the revocation of Ms. Jonellor Bowen’s appointment. The Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) has come out in condemnation of reports they are receiving of women being bullied by officials in their place of work.Jonellor BowenMoreover, the Organisation condemned the recent revocation of Jonellor Bowen’s appointment of Linden Town Clerk at the hands of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan and used her dismissal as an example of the challenges some women face in the workplace.According to the WPO, “we were shocked to learn that just days before the Minister’s action, written statements by members of the staff, all women, were submitted to the Ministry of Communities, complaining of the bullyism, abuse, intimidation and downright disrespect that they suffered at the hands of Linden Town Mayor, Mr. Carwyn Holland.”Communities Minister Ronald BulkanThe WPO questioned “why didn’t the Minister investigate this matter? Are women to suffer in silence under this government? Since the Town Clerk was the person who headed the Administration and delivered the letters, she became the victim. It can, therefore, be surmised that the Minister’s actions and subsequent statements to the media (the Town Clerk did not understand her role) was meant to ‘teach her and all other women in the local government system a lesson’ and get them to toe the line or go?”The Women’s Organization is calling for the immediate establishment of the Local Government Commission, since according to them “its absence allowed the Minister to assume the authority that has caused women to be disadvantaged.”Linden’s Mayor, Carwyn HollandFurthermore, they are calling for an independent investigation to be launched to determine the veracity of the allegations made against Linden’s Mayor, Carwyn Holland and for “The Women and Gender Equality Commission to use its constitutional mandate to determine the true state of treatment meted out to women in the work place and to mount educational programmes with a view of eliminating such unacceptable behaviour.”See WPO’s full statement below:Our working women must be protected from bullyism in the workplace by officials, who are seemingly protected by the current Coalition government, despite the many complaints to the various subject ministers and Permanent Secretaries, as well as complaints made in the public domain.The Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) notes with great concern the recent action taken by Mr. Ronald Bulkan, Minister of Communities, who revoked, without notice, the appointment of the Linden Town Clerk Ms. Jonellor Bowen. Minister Bulkan acted without justification, arbitrarily and unilaterally even when there is a Local Government Commission Act that has been assented to and is part of the legal framework.It is a known fact that the majority of staff in the local government system are women – professional women, single mothers and women who have empowered themselves and are applying their skills to earn a living and take care of their families.We were shocked to learn that just days before the Minister’s action, written statements by members of the staff, all women, were submitted to the Ministry of Communities, complaining of the bullyism, abuse, intimidation and downright disrespect that they suffered at the hands of Linden Town Mayor, Mr. Carwyn Holland.Why didn’t the Minister investigate this matter? Are women to suffer in silence under this government? Since the Town Clerk was the person who headed the Administration and delivered the letters, she became the victim. It can, therefore, be surmised that the Minister’s actions and subsequent statements to the media (the Town Clerk did not understand her role) was meant to ‘teach her and all other women in the local government system a lesson’ and get them to toe the line or go?The WPO for the last sixty-four years has championed the cause of women’s rights, and rejects this callous, insensitive and anti-women’s actions and denounces it. This kind of behaviour has no place in society in this enlightened age.We were further advised that this professional woman was the subject of an investigation in 2016 that cleared her of any wrong doings, was returned to work in March, 2017 and twenty-three days later, was fired at a seminar she was invited to attend at the Ministry of Communities in her capacity as Town Clerk.This despicable act raises many questions and certainly will not be tolerated by progressive forces that worked tirelessly for our women’s empowerment in Guyana.The WPO therefore calls for the following:The immediate establishment of the Local Government Commission. Its absence allowed the Minister to assume the authority that has caused women to be disadvantaged. read more

Releasing an Xbox 360 demo found to halve game sales

first_imgThe amount of information released about a video game before it is available to purchase varies quite a bit. Sometimes you just get a few screenshots, maybe a story and gameplay videos, too. Other times you also get a demo to play, but that demo can be held back for a few months until after the game has been released.New data from video game research and consulting company EEDAR suggests releasing a demo may be the worst thing a publisher can do, though. In fact, it may even halve sales of a title.That claim was made by game designer Jesse Schell who gave a keynote speech at the GameLab 2013 conference earlier this week. One of the slides he put up during his speech came from EEDAR and focused on Xbox 360 game sales (you can view it above).The slide suggests that not promoting a game at all will typically see sales stay below 100,000 units. Releasing just a demo means less than 200,000 sales, and releasing a demo and trailer sees sales of around 250,000 units. All of those figures are for the first 6 months a game is available.But the standout sales figure is when a game only has a trailer released. In that case a publisher can expect around double the sales, roughly 525,000 units. Of course, there’s going to be a lot of variation based on what that game is, whether it carries a well known name, and what the marketing campaign is like. But the slide suggests that this is an average and regardless of the game, publishers/developers are better off not wasting any time releasing a demo.It’s hard to draw any concrete conclusions from this because we don’t know what games were used to compile the data. It does raise a few questions for game makers, though. Demos are not free to produce, and typically require extra development time and a separate review process before they are made available. If a demo actually reduces sales for the majority of titles, then there really is no point spending the time making them.Of course, gamers will disagree as a demo is a great way to find out if you like a game or not before spending any money. An alternative to not doing a demo is actually creating a great demo that makes gamers want to place a pre-order.last_img read more

Gsoc opens investigation into death of Regency Hotel investigator Colm Fox

first_imgGsoc opens investigation into death of Regency Hotel investigator Colm Fox The Regency trial collapsed today. Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 9:30 PM By Garreth MacNamee 44,911 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 29 Comments Share248 Tweet Email2 Short URL GSOC HAS ANNOUNCED it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Detective Superintendent Colm Fox.Superintendent Fox was found dead in his office at Ballymun Garda Station in February of last year.  He was a lead investigator into the Regency Hotel investigation.Patrick Hutch today walked free from the CCJ following the trial’s collapse. The garda ombudsman will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the lead up to Fox’s death.A statement reads:  “Gsoc has moved from an examination under section 91 of the 2005 Act to an investigation into the circumstances giving rise to the death of the late Det Supt Fox.It also called for help from other agencies to assist it with its investigation.It added: “The ability to conduct a proper oversight investigation of these events will be dependent on the cooperation given to Gsoc by the gardaí and other agencies. “Given the limited resources of Gsoc, considerable cooperation from all parties involved will be required for an effective investigation to take place.”“Gsoc is conscious that behind the events which have given rise to this investigation families and friends continue to mourn the deaths loved ones.”Fox was found dead on the evening of 10 February in his office at Ballymun garda station. His official firearm was recovered at the scene, foul play was not suspected and it was treated as a personal tragedy. The trial had been stalled at the time over the disclosure by the prosecution of emails between four gardaí.Today, the DPP entered a nolle prosequi against Hutch today meaning the State will not be proceeding with the charges against Hutch, and he was free to walk from court.Counsel for the DPP, Sean Gillane SC, said the the State was no longer in a position to lead evidence on a number of matters “sadly” as a result of the death of the lead investigating garda on the Regency Hotel shooting case, Detective Superintendent Colm Fox.Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding in the three-judge court, said Hutch could be “discharged” in light of the State’s application. “Further comment is not necessary,” the judge said.Members of the Byrne family stood up and called the situation “disgraceful” and a “farce”.  Feb 20th 2019, 9:30 PM last_img read more

Chili la menace de nouveaux tremblements de terre bien présente

first_imgChili : la menace de nouveaux tremblements de terre bien présenteLe risque d’un nouveau tremblement de terre aurait augmenté sur la côte pacifique du Chili. Après les 500 morts de l’an passé suite aux séismes catastrophiques et aux tsunamis qui ont touché le pays, les scientifiques ne se veulent pas rassurants.Le 27 février 2010, un séisme de magnitude 8,8 sur l’échelle de Richter frappait le Chili. Après cette catastrophe, des scientifiques indiquent dans Nature Geoscience que les risques d’un nouveau tremblement de terre très important sont à craindre.À lire aussiStephen Hawking, Einstein, Darwin ou encore Newton : les objets de 4 génies aux enchèresCompris entre des magnitudes de 7 et 8, les tremblements de terre “importants” peuvent provoquer de graves dégâts sur de très larges zones. Celui de 2010 était quant à lui le plus puissant depuis 2004, date à laquelle un séisme avait provoqué un tsunami meurtrier dans l’Océan Indien.De plus, il est impossible de prédire précisément à quel moment peut se produire un tremblement de terre. Les scientifiques étudient donc très attentivement les données qu’ils possèdent sur les séismes et les tsunamis afin d’évaluer les risques susceptibles de toucher une zone côtière appelée la “faille de Darwin”, à proximité de la ville de Concepcion.En effet, la plaque continentale située sous l’Océan Pacifique glisse progressivement sous le continent Sud-américain à la vitesse de 6,8 centimètres par an ; soit un total de près de 12 mètres depuis 1835, date à laquelle le scientifique anglais Charles Darwin, présent au Chili, avait rapporté les dégâts causés par un tremblement de terre de l’époque.Le 31 janvier 2011 à 14:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Battle Ground man missing after boat found on Columbia River

first_imgAuthorities were continuing to look for a missing 25-year-old Battle Ground resident Saturday night after his unmanned craft was found, with the motor still running, in the Columbia River.Jay Jones had reportedly been using the 16-foot Smoker Craft outboard to shuttle people back and forth to Bachelor Island, in the Columbia River just west of Ridgefield.Boats from Clark County Fire & Rescue, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol and the Columbia County (Oregon) Sheriff’s Office marine patrol responded to calls of “boater in distress” and “marine accident” at about 5:30 p.m.At least one 911 caller reported seeing a person in the water, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.A Coast Guard helicopter based near Astoria, Ore., also was part of the intensive search, said Tim Dawdy, battalion chief with Clark County Fire & Rescue.The Clark County sheriff’s marine unit found the unmanned boat going in circles near the mouth of the Lewis River, near Woodland, and was able to stop it. Deputies towed it to a boat ramp in Cowlitz County.Authorities don’t know whether Jones was wearing a life jacket. However, “We really encourage people to wear personal flotation devices,” Dawdy said. “It increases your chances of surviving an accident. The water is cold and very hazardous.”last_img read more

Decision on 75pc jobs to local youth hailed

first_imgGuntur: Narasaraopet MP Lavu Srikrishnadevarayalu hailed the decision of the state government to provide 75 per cent of the jobs to the local youth and felt that it is historical decision.In a statement, he said that during the 45 days, decisions taken by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy benefited all sections of the people. He said the government was giving permissions to the new industries and bringing industrial revolution and felt this decision will prevent migration from villages to cities for jobs. He said with this decision, locals will get more jobs. He further said that setting up of skill development centre for every Parliament constituency is also good sign and added that he will try to extend his cooperation to the unemployed in the Parliament constituency.last_img

A psychologist explains why everyone is obsessed with a new viral app

first_imgTo learn about these effects, Business Insider spoke with William Chopik, social-personality psychologist and professor at Michigan State University, who said that the filter may be good for coming to terms with old age, but, like other social media, it might appeal to users’ vanity. If you’ve ever wanted to find out how you’ll look in, say, 40 years, you can do it on a controversial app that’s going viral, FaceApp. …center_img “People are naturally drawn to know more about themselves,” Chopik told Business Insider. “Life is really uncertain, so any type of feedback that helps us predict what the future is like is useful.” Read the whole story: Business Insiderlast_img

Exfoliate Hyderate and Glow

first_imgExfoliating the skin with body a scrub and hydrating it with a good summer lotion are important things that can help your skin to get a glow and look younger.Dead cells can be knocked off to get radiant skin by following few basic steps religiously, says Manoj Khanna of Enhance Cosmetic and Aesthetic Studio. Exfoliate your body: It’s very important to exfoliate your skin. No matter how much lotion you use, you’re never going to have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. Grab a body scrub and hit the shower. Gently rub your exfoliator in circular movements on your entire body from the shoulders down and rinse clean. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Continue to do this two- three times a week for year-round beautiful skin. Go for fresh sunscreen: Throw away last year’s unused sunscreen for a new bottle. Buy a new sunscreen that has Ultraviolet aging and Ultraviolet burning products and comes in SPF 30 and SPF 70.Reapply every one to two hours that you are in the sun to ensure a summer full of safe sun fun. Hydrate your body with a summer-scented lotion: Find a fruity summery lotion, which is light and fast absorbing. Gels and purees are perfect fast absorbers. Make sure you apply it right after you dry off from your shower. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDon’t forget your feet: Winter boots have long since been packed away; it’s sandal season ladies! Either go and get a pedicure, or give yourself an at-home pedicure. Scrub off the dead dry skin to reveal your sandal ready feet. Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower, and scrub your feet a few times a week. Avoid makeup: During summer, less makeup is best. If you intend to use foundation, then also apply face powder with SPF to avoid patchy skin. To protect your lips, always use a gloss or a lip balm with an SPF 15 to make them feel fresh. Avoid eye makeup in summer. Exfoliating is a good idea during summer because it unclogs  sweat pores as well allowing the body to breathe.last_img read more

Cops use body lights to increase visibility in beaches

first_imgKolkata: Taking a unique initiative to help tourists easily identify policemen and civic volunteers even after sunset, the policemen on Digha and Mandarmani beaches have been provided with uniforms fitted with LED lights.The LED lights of blue and red colour are fitted on the shoulder of the uniform and are visible even from a distance. The lights are commonly called “body lights” by the police.It may be recalled that similar LED lights were first introduced by Kolkata Traffic Police and on-duty traffic constables and sergeants put the lights on after sunset while performing duty on road. It helps to identify them easily. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAt present, Digha and Mandarmani are the most famous seaside destinations at East Midnapore. Lakhs of people visit Digha every year and on almost every day, thousands of people gather at the sea beach after sunset. Similarly, many people also prefer to visit Mandarmani for its serenity. The district police have taken several steps to ensure safety and security of the visitors at both the tourist spots.There are around 65 policemen and civic volunteers who are provided with body lights. Fifty of them are posted at Digha while 15 are at Mandarmani. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe policemen and civic volunteers keep patrolling the sea beach to avoid any untoward incident. They keep watch to ensure that no tourist goes close to the sea after sunset, as it may lead to an accident. They also ensure that the tourists are not disturbed by anyone else.Often tourists need to approach police to seek some sort of help. Since the LED lights are visible even from a distance, a tourist can directly reach an on-duty policeman or a civic volunteer, instead of searching here and there.V Solomon Nesakumar, Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore district, said: “The basic idea is to help tourists as much as possible and the body lights will help them easily identify policemen in case they need any help. At the same time, manpower has also been increased to avoid any untoward incident at the beaches.”last_img read more

CISF detains one at airport recovers over 176 grams of gold

first_imgKolkata: CISF detained a person from Kolkata Airport on charges of smuggling gold on Sunday morning. Around 176.9 grams of gold was found in his possession.Sources said constable Hirday Bhanu Mondal of CISF noticed suspicious movement of a passenger near customs lock gate, situated between international arrival conveyor belt 15 and 16 of the airport.Mondal immediately informed the matter to other officers. One Ateesh Kumar Gupta, a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was detained as he attempted to pass on a packet from the customs bound area to arrival visitors’ area. When searched, CISF personnel found 176.9 grams of gold in his possession, including a gold bar weighing 162.5 grams and a finger ring weighing 14.4 grams, worth around Rs 5.50 lakh in total. The person later confessed that the gold was given to him by a passenger called Somnath, who had arrived on a private airline flight from Bangkok at 6.10 am on Sunday. Immediately, details of the person were conveyed to the Customs officials. Gupta was later released.last_img read more