Baahubali 2 vs Dangal box-office collection: Aamir Khan’s film beats SS Rajamouli’s epic

first_imgIndia’s most anticipated film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which released on April 28, opened to phenomenal response from fans. So much so that Baahubali 2 became the first Indian film to enter the prestigious Rs 1000-crore club. While Baahubali 2 continues its dream run at the box office even on its fifth week, superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal has reportedly beaten the records set by SS Rajamouli’s film.As per box-office figures, Dangal has earned Rs 1743 crore worldwide, while Baahubali 2 has netted Rs 1530 crore.With its WW gross collections, #AamirKhan’s #Dangal has officially beaten #Baahubali2 at the box-office. Well deserved success ?????? Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) May 25, 2017It must be noted that Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama Dangal received overwhelming response in China and has earned Rs 810 crore. Dangal’s theme of battling patriarchy, gender bias and excellence in sports has struck a chord with the Chinese people. At a recent media interaction, Aamir Khan asked viewers to not compare Baahubali 2 and Dangal as they’re two different and ‘good’ films.#Dangal WW GBOC (Till May 25th 2017):#China – ? 810 Crs#Taiwan – ? 31 Crs (US$ 4.72 M)RoW – ? 744 CrsTotal – ? 1,585 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 26, 2017On the other hand, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was particularly praised for its breathtaking visuals and a gripping plot.#Baahubali2 becomes the 1st Indian Movie to do ? 1,000 Cr Nett in #IndiaHindi – ? 481 CrsTelugu, Tamil & Mal (Incl ROI too) – ? 520 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 24, 2017Reports also suggest that Baahubali 2 will soon hit the screens in China. When that happens, the Prabhas-starrer is expected to fetch more moolah for the producers.advertisementLots of speculation about #Baahubali2 release in China… The update: #Baahubali2 makers have started the process of releasing in China…- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 25, 2017Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan star in pivotal roles in this instalment of Baahubali too.ALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO READ: Baahubali 2 Movie ReviewWATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more

Honda CB300R deliveries start, new range of official accessories introduced

first_imgHonda Motorcycle and Scooter India has commenced the deliveries of Neo Sports Cafe influenced CB300R. The deliveries have begun in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Gurugram and Delhi. Honda CB300R was launched in India on February 8, 2019, at an introductory price of Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom).While the deliveries in other cities will start soon, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has introduced new accessories, including 16 independent options and four customised kits, for CB300R. The company had claimed that in just 25 days since the start of bookings in January 2019, Honda CB300R was booked for over three months based on the two-wheeler manufacturer’s current production plan.”Indian middleweight biking enthusiasts welcomed the Neo Sports Café inspired Honda CB300R with a lot of enthusiasm. Overwhelmed by the response since its launch in February, we have revised our production plan to meet the additional demand,” Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria said in a statement.Following are the 16 official accessories now available with Honda CB300R.– Crank case cover– Radiator cover– Kitaco under guard– H2C washer set– Kit fuel lid pad– Handle grip weight– Oil brake cap– Oil brake cap rear– Handlebar clamps– Frame bolt– G craft headlight mask– Kitaco short rear fender– Oil filler cap black– Rear service stand H2C– Air valve cap– Bike body coverCustomers can also choose from four customised kits now available with Honda CB300R.advertisement– Premium kit– Protection kit– Standard kit– Sports kitHonda CB300R is available for sale in India through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route. The middle-weight segment motorcycle is the company’s third ‘Make in India’ model under the CKD line-up. Inspired from CB 1000R, the new bike is available in two colour options — Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.HondaCB300R gets a 286cc, DOHC, four-valve, liquid cooled, single-cylinder engine with PGM-FI technology that produces 31 bhp and 27.4 Nm of torque. The engine’s interior has a two-room structure for increasing acceleration efficiency. The company is also claiming the best-in-class torque-to-weight ratio for the bike. The motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox, with a multiplate wet clutch. The motorcycle features disc brakes both up front and at the back. It gets dual-channel ABS.The new frame on Honda CBR300R mixes pressed and tabular steel and is anchored by pressed steel swingarm pivot plates. These are complemented by 41mm USD front forts. It also gets fat bar-style handlebars.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue first design sketches unveiled, might be priced between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 11 lakhALSO READ | Jawa, Jawa Forty Two official mileage figure announcedALSO READ | 2019 Suzuki Intruder launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.08 lakhlast_img read more

Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_imgUS President Donald Trump on Monday said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday.”Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM,” Trump tweeted.The victory on Sunday was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, as the 43-year-old ended an 11-year major title drought having overcome personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple surgeries.The one-stroke win at Augusta National led to an outpouring of support from sports greats and politicians including Trump.Trump, an avid golfer, and Woods have played together in the past including in February when the pair joined golf great Jack Nicklaus for a round at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.Trump appeared to follow the action at this year’s Masters closely, tweeting well-wishes to the field on Saturday and encouraging people to tune in when Woods had the lead with just two holes left to play on Sunday.”Congratulations to @TigerWoods, a truly Great Champion!” Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title.”Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!” he added later.The medal is the highest civilian honour in the United States and is given annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interests of the country, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.advertisementSince taking office Trump has given the award to several athletes including former professional NFL players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and late professional baseball player George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.Also Read | One of my biggest wins: Tiger Woods after winning Masters, his first major in 11 yearslast_img read more

IPL 2019: R Ashwin 4th captain to be fined for slow over-rate this season

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin was fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.As it was his team’s first offence of the season, Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh.The game, though, ended just seven minutes before midnight.Mumbai Indian’s Rohit Sharma, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Rajasthan Royals’ recently-sacked captain Ajinkya Rahane are the other captains who have been fined for similar offence earlier in the season.Saturday’s game saw Punjab face their third loss in their last four games.Opener Shikhar Dhawan (56) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (58*) led from the front as Delhi Capitals turned their poor home record with a convincing 5-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah KotlaThey reached 166/5 with two balls to spare. With the win, DC now have 12 points from 10 games and have moved one step closer to qualifying for the play-offs.Chasing 164 for victory, Delhi Capitals didn’t start in the most auspicious fashion as they lost Prithvi Shaw for just 13 in the fourth over, run out by Mandeep Singh. But Shikhar Dhawan was in the mood for a long stay as he looked to take the attack to the KXIP bowlers in the company of skipper Shreyas Iyer.They matched each other shot for shot and looked to punish the bad balls as they also rotated the strike well to keep the momentum in DC’s favour. But just when it looked like Delhi would run away with the game, Hardus Viljoen sent back Dhawan (56 off 41 balls) as R. Ashwin took a brilliant catch running back.advertisementWith the 92-run partnership coming to an end, Rishabh Pant walked in as DC needed another 48 runs in 6.3 overs. But he played a strange hoick from outside off to be caught by Sam Curran off Viljoen’s bowling to be dismissed for 6 as the score read 128/3.But skipper Iyer stood ground even as Colin Ingram (19 off 9 balls) was dismissed by Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel was also run out for a duck.Earlier, Kings XI Punjab rode on Chris Gayle’s 28th IPL fifty to register 163/7 in their 20 overs. Even as the DC bowlers looked to keep things tight after Gayle’s dismissal, the visitors still managed to pick 45 runs from their last five overs as Harpreet Brar finished with an unbeaten 20 off 12 balls.Also Read | Ashwin hopeful of finding momentum despite KXIP lose crunch match to DCAlso Read | Ashwin thought about Mankading Shikhar Dhawan. Then this happenedAlso Read | IPL 2019: Dhawan, Iyer fifties help DC overwhelm KXIP despite Gayle blitzlast_img read more

DSMEs Bailout on Track as Court Rejects Investors Appeal

first_imgzoom  South Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is finally on track to get its USD 6 billion of fresh funds now that the Busan court has dismissed the appeal from a group of individual investors to the bailout plan, Korean newspaper the Pulse reports.As stipulated in the rescue plan, half of the shipyard’s commercial papers are expected to be converted into equity with the rest being rolled over. DSME’s creditors Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) will in exchange provide the company with KRW 2.9 trillion (USD 2.6 billion) of fresh funds.As disclosed, the transaction would push the debt ratio to 300%, compared to 2,732% at the end of 2016.The creditors’ restructuring plan, revealed in late March 2017, sets out three key principles – debt restructuring should come first, financial assistance should follow later, and all stakeholders should bear the burden of losses.However, the plan needed all bondholders to be on board with the plan before it moves forward.DSME’s main debt holder, National Pension Service (NPS), which holds some 30 percent of the company’s corporate bonds, approved of the debt rescheduling on April 17. Later the same day, the company’s remaining investors gave their nod to the proposal.The cash-strapped shipbuilder bounced back to profit in the first quarter of 2017, following stringent self-rescue efforts which included workforce reduction and asset sales.The company’s operating profit for the period reached KRW 291.8 billion compared to an operating loss of KRW 38.1 billion a year before.A similar turnaround was reported for DSME’s net income which reached KRW 261.3 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, against a net loss of KRW 3.4 billion seen in the same three-month period in 2016.Although its profits increased, the company informed that its revenues dropped by 20 percent year-on-year to KRW 2.78 trillion.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Eight killed in lightning strike in Jharkhand

first_imgGarhwa (Jharkhand): Eight persons standing under a tree during a heavy rain were killed and two others injured in a lightning strike in Garhwa district on Thursday, the police said. Ten people had taken shelter beneath the tree at Passi village under Majhiaon police station when lightning struck the tree around noon, Garhwa Sub-divisional Police Officer Om Prakash Tiwari said. While six persons died on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries in the Garhwa Sadar Hospital. The two injured are being treated at the same hospital, Tiwari said. Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the incident.last_img

Ohio State looking to continue gamebygame approach against Delaware

Thad Matta (center) instructs his team during a timeout of a game against North Dakota State Dec. 14 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 79-62. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen you’re the head coach of a Division I basketball program, the month of December is arguably the biggest of the year for your team.A month break from classes gives coaches a stretch where it’s just you, your team and basketball as you get ready for the grind of the conference season.“Coach (Thad) Matta always says teams get better over break, or they get worse. They never stay the same,” junior forward Sam Thompson said Tuesday. “We want to come in every day and focus on getting better so that we can be the best team that we can be come the start of next year.”“I like this whole month … basically it’s been a great month of just basketball, eating (and) sleeping,” freshman forward Marc Loving said Tuesday.The No. 3 Buckeyes (10-0, 0-0) have just three games remaining until a New Year’s Eve date with Purdue to open Big Ten play. OSU has hardly been challenged yet this season, with its closest victory being a 10-point win against Ohio University Nov. 12.OSU’s only win against a ranked opponent was a 52-35 drubbing of then-No. 17 Marquette. The Golden Eagles are no longer ranked in the Top 25.That game was also the only one that was away from the friendly confines of the Schottenstein Center, something that Matta said he hopes won’t bother his team much once conference play kicks off thanks to having two senior and five junior scholarship players.“You hope with what this team has been through in terms of the environments we’ve seen on the road (in prior years) that they’ll be able to block out what they need to block out and ride the wave that we want to ride on,” Matta said Tuesday.Not playing against the nation’s elite before conference play isn’t really on the OSU coach’s mind, though, who instead focuses on making sure his team is ready for that next game regardless of who it’s playing.“It’s always a concern,” Matta said of trying to be sure his team is up for each game it plays. “I think that’s something that personally I’ve always been consumed with. Do the best that I could to make sure guys’ minds are where they need to be leading into the game as well as the last time we break the huddle in the locker room before we go out, that they’re thinking the right thoughts.”Although OSU’s average margin of victory so far this year is 21.6 points per game, Matta said he is still a bit unsure of what exactly he has with this year’s team.“I think that’s one of the hardest parts of coaching. There’s so many ups and downs throughout the course of a season,” Matta said. “I like this team. I like the fact that we’re getting better … Do we still have a long way to go? Yeah, but I think everybody does. I’ve asked myself that question about 100 times a day. When do I think we’d hit our stride? And I don’t know the answer (yet).”That question may not get answered until Big Ten play starts, Matta said — three out of the nation’s top five are in the Big Ten.“We’ve had great teams (at OSU) play well and get beat, because I think the competition and the rigors of the Big Ten coming up here in a couple weeks can do that to you,” Matta said. “I don’t know — I like our balance, I like it to this point, today, it could change tomorrow, where our focus is in terms of what’s important to this team.”The increased amount of competition once Big Ten play gets under way has been noticed in the locker room among the players, Thompson said, but their ultimate goal remains the same.“We’ve had 10 games now, I think, to build our mindset so that we can come out and approach every game the same way, and nothing will change with the Big Ten,” Thompson said. “Competition may get a little bit better, teams may know each other a little bit more, but we still want to come out and execute for 40 minutes on both sides of the ball.”Although OSU has not really faced adversity as far as losing games goes so far this season, it is out to keep the game-by-game approach present Wednesday when it tips off against Delaware (5-5, 0-0) 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.“The one game at a time approach is something that we’ve always attempted to address and get those guys to understand that,” Matta said. “You hope that with a senior group, you know that hey, one night or one half of not coming ready to play can be detrimental to you.” read more

Big Ten Tournament forecast foggy with a chance of upsets

Grant FrekingLantern 1. The tournament is Ohio State’s to lose. Sure, Michigan State is a deeper team and Wisconsin is a popular sleeper pick, but OSU has the ultimate trump card in Evan Turner. The likely Big Ten and National Player of the Year is capable of taking over and dominating any of the teams in the bracket. The Buckeyes’ only concern is depth, since coach Thad Matta rarely plays more than one or two guys off the bench.2. Illinois-Wisconsin will produce a surprise winner. Illinois shot itself in the foot to end the regular season, dropping five of its last six to put its NCAA Tournament hopes squarely on the bubble. However, they have a poor man’s Evan Turner in guard and fellow St. Joseph product Demetri McCamey, who is capable of breaking down opposing defenses like his high school teammate. A win over Wisconsin could be enough for the Fighting Illini to sneak into the NCAA Tournament.3. Purdue could falter in the quarterfinals. Now that star forward Robbie Hummel is out for the season, the Boilermakers’ front-court depth is questionable. If JaJuan Johnson gets into foul trouble, Purdue becomes a below-average offensive team and is very capable of being beaten by either Indiana or Northwestern.4. The Big Ten failed to live up to the hype this season. The conference sent seven teams to the NCAA Tournament last season and national pundits predicted that as many as eight teams would make it this season. However, Michigan and Minnesota struggled with inconsistency and were colossal disappointments. Moreover, Northwestern, hoping to gain a bid to the tournament for the first time in school history, had their hopes extinguished in November when the team’s leading scorer, Kevin Coble, broke his foot and opted for season-ending surgery. 5. Ohio State will prevail over Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament finale. Evan Turner will begin his postseason crusade by shredding the Spartan defense and putting the Buckeyes up early, similar to what happened when OSU visited East Lansing last month. The Buckeyes will hold off Sparty, and depending on Duke’s ACC Tournament success, may secure a No. 1 seed. Zack MeiselSports 1. People should stop sleeping on the Wisconsin Badgers. Bo Ryan’s crew finished just one game behind the Big Ten champion trio of Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue. The Badgers won their final four regular season games by an average of 20.3 points per contest. Plus, Wisconsin recently welcomed forward Jon Leuer back from injury. The 6-foot-10-inch junior promptly responded by winning the Big Ten Player of the Week award last week.2. The first round should be a snooze-fest. Don’t expect lowly Indiana to give Northwestern trouble. To prevent its bubble from being burst, expect Minnesota to fend off Penn State. And whoever wins the Michigan-Iowa matchup will only matter for another 24 hours before losing to Ohio State. The hard-fought, intense games won’t begin until the quarterfinals on Friday.3. The NCAA Tournament committee will be praying that a Cinderella isn’t still alive come 3:30  Sunday. Should Michigan, Penn State or Northwestern sneak into the tournament final, the committee will be sweating it out. Since the Big Ten Championship game is the last one to take place, the NCAA Tournament bracket is usually mapped out before the game’s conclusion. A team hovering around mediocrity could throw a wrench into the committee’s plans by advancing on to Sunday.4. No Big Ten team will receive a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, at least two will receive No. 2 seeds. Unless Duke falters very early in the ACC Tournament, the final No. 1 seed will belong to Coach K’s Blue Devils. The winner of the Big Ten Tournament will likely receive a No. 2 seed, as long as the winner is Ohio State, Purdue or Michigan State. If any of those teams reach the tournament final, that squad should also earn a No. 2. 5. Michigan State will top Ohio State for the Big Ten Tournament title. The Spartans peaked in March last season, when they surprised everyone outside of East Lansing by reaching the NCAA Championship game. Their depth could give OSU trouble, since the Buckeyes rarely play more than six players. Joshua A. DavidsonLantern 1. If there is such a thing as a sleeper in the conference tournament, Michigan is it. The Maize and Blue are led by Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims, two of the most talented players in the Big Ten. After being a top 15 team in the preseason, Michigan has severely underachieved. However, a conference tournament championship still provides the Wolverines with a berth in the NCAA Tournament, which is plenty of motivation for their two-star upperclassmen.2. The most intriguing game in this year’s tournament is probably the quarterfinal matchup between Wisconsin and Illinois. The Fighting Illini will be battling for an NCAA berth and another quality win over Wisconsin could lock up an at-large bid. However, Bo Ryan’s Badgers are a tough out in the Big Ten Tournament and are playing to improve their own seed come Selection Sunday. The border rivals split their regular season games, both teams winning on the road.3. Look for Michigan State’s Raymar Morgan to be the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The forward possesses tremendous talent but has been inconsistent throughout his career. But now, as a senior, this is Morgan’s last chance at Spartan immortality and he’s playing like it. Morgan scored a season-high 22 points on senior night in East Lansing, Mich., for the Spartans’ last game. Also MSU needs to replace the scoring of suspended guard Chris Allen. Look for Morgan to pick up the slack.4. Curse of the No. 1 seed: of the 12 previous Big Ten Tournaments, the top seed has only won four times. Fans of top-seeded Ohio State shouldn’t expect to be dancing on the court at Conseco Fieldhouse come Sunday. However, if the Buckeyes do claim the tournament championship, they look to be destined for greatness in the NCAA Tournament. Three of the four No. 1 seeds who did win the conference tournament advanced to the Final Four. 5. Even with Chris Allen suspended, Michigan State has the talent and depth to win the Big Ten Tournament. Tom Izzo’s teams are built for tournament play, as can be seen by his five Final Four appearances. The Spartans will defeat Wisconsin on Sunday to claim their third conference tournament championship. In turn, MSU will lock up a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. read more

Family environment big for Ohio State mens hockey Canadian freshmen

Freshman goalkeeper Matt Tomkins (31) saves the puck during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe biggest difference – the “lingo.”Ohio State men’s hockey freshman goalie Matt Tomkins said that was the most noticeable difference between his home country, Canada, and the United States.“Us Canadians get a kick out of some of the things we hear (in the U.S.), but I’m sure the local people say the same thing after having a conversation with us,” Tomkins said.OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) recruited two international freshmen to join the Buckeyes in the 2013-14 season along with five other players from within the U.S.“It’s pretty special being a part of the Buckeye family and (it) is something you know will be special before you get here, but you don’t really understand the magnitude of how special it is until you are actually a part of it,” Tomkins said. “Having the opportunity to play for one of the most respected sports programs in the country was extremely exciting and is still pretty surreal to this day.”Though exciting and surreal, the change from Canadian to American culture has brought on some challenges for the players.“Here in Ohio, all they play on TV is football and basketball, and the people can’t stop talking about those two sports either,” freshman defenseman and Alberta native Josh Healey said. “So (it’s) just two opposites really, but I don’t mind the change.“I come from a place where all they talk about it hockey, everyone plays hockey whether it be in an organized league or on the outdoor rink,” Healey said.Healey said aside from the sports cultural differences, America is very similar to Canada. However, both athletes have found comfort in their teammates to help make the adjustments easier.“A big part of making the transition easy was obviously coming in to an environment such as I did where I was part of a team and family right away, with many people ready to help me with anything we needed,” Tomkins said.Healey said he receives support both on and off the ice.“Whether it be advice from a senior or help getting set up in the dorms, someone has always been there,” he said.Aside from adjusting to the new environment and balancing school with hockey, Tomkins and Healey said they feel like any other college freshman adjusting to the new phase of college life.“I love Columbus so far.” Tomkins said. “I am especially excited to have a car next year and be able to explore the city and area even more.”Next up the team is scheduled to take part in the Hockey City Classic against Minnesota Friday at 9 p.m. in Minneapolis. read more

Waterford Gardaí arrest man in connection with sexual assault complaints

first_imgCOMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL assault in the Waterford area have led to the arrest of a man.Gardaí said this morning that as part of their investigation into a number of complaints of sexual assault in the Waterford area they have arrested a male in Waterford City.The alleged assaults occurred circa the 1980s and the arrested man is in his 60s.He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Waterford Garda Station.last_img

A majority verdict will be accepted in Patrick Quirke murder trial judge

first_img THE JURY IN the trial of a farmer who denies murdering his alleged love rival may return a majority verdict or write “disagree” on the issue paper if they can’t come to a verdict.Justice Eileen Creedon at the Central Criminal Court told the six men and six women that they have been deliberating for 18 hours and 24 minutes and therefore she will accept a verdict if at least ten of them agree.If they cannot reach at least a ten-to-two majority, they can write “disagree” or “disagreement”.Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight.Ryan went missing on 3 June 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later on 30 April 2013.The jury of six men and six women have been considering the evidence put before them during a 13-week trial which was followed by five days of closing speeches from barristers for the defence and prosecution.The prosecution claims that Quirke murdered Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Lowry (52). The defence says the prosecution has failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and that Quirke should be acquitted.In her charge last week, Ms Justice Creedon told the jury they must not be influenced by emotion, sympathy, anger or disgust, and they must treat circumstantial evidence against the accused with care.Comments have been closed as the case is ongoing. No Comments Image: Sam Boal Image: Sam Boal Short URL May 1st 2019, 11:40 AM 14,782 Views A majority verdict will be accepted in Patrick Quirke murder trial, judge says The jury has been deliberating for over seven days. Wednesday 1 May 2019, 11:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Eoin Reynolds Share1 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

Cork fire crews deployed to potentially serious incident that turned out to

first_imgCork fire crews deployed to ‘potentially serious incident’ that turned out to be smoke canister The incident happened last night in the Tivoli Docks area. Source: Cork City Fire Brigade/Twitter Share1 Tweet Email 3 Comments By Rónán Duffy Smoke can be seen billowing from the Rubbish compactor. Source: Cork City FireCORK CITY FIRE Brigade has said it employed a full response to a potentially hazardous incident last night that turned out to be a smoke canister.The incident happened when fire crews were called to the Tivoli Docks area after orange smoke was seen pouring from a rubbish disposal.Security personnel had made the emergency call at about 6.45pm.Cork City Fire Brigade crews including the Hazardous Material Unit responded to the call using full hazmat protocol.The fire teams reviewed CCTV footage and also investigated the scene using breathing apparatus. May 4th 2019, 4:11 PM center_img 15,731 Views Saturday 4 May 2019, 4:11 PM Last night at approx 18:45 we received a 999/112 call from security staff reporting of an Orange plume of smoke coming from a rubbish disposal unit. Our crews including a Hazardous Material unit and Third Officer were mobilised to the Tivoli docks area. 1/2— Cork City Fire Brigade (@CorkCityFire) May 4, 2019 (Click here if video doesn’t play)After the investigations, the team declared the scene safe when it was determined that the orange smoke turned out to be a smoke canister in a refuse compactor.Cork City Fire Brigade said it had responded appropriately to “a potentially serious incident”. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le prince William soutient la protection des rhinos

first_imgLe prince William soutient la protection des rhinos Interviewé par la BBC dans un zoo britannique d’où trois rhinocéros noirs vont partir pour être réintroduits en Tanzanie, le prince William d’Angleterre, qui soutient le projet, s’est exprimé sur la nécessaire protection de la grande faune menacée.Aspinall Foundation, une ONG écologiste, gère un projet consistant à déplacer 3 rhinocéros noirs depuis leur zoo natal de Port Lympne, dans le Kent, jusqu’à la savane tanzanienne – où l’espèce est cruellement menacée – pour y être réintroduits en liberté. Au nombre des organisations soutenant ce projet, l’ONG Tusk Trust, dont le président d’honneur n’est autre que le prince William, Duc de Cambridge.”Avec les éléphants, [les rhinocéros] sont les animaux les plus lourdement braconnés actuellement dans le monde. Si nous ne faisons pas quelque chose à leur sujet, il va y avoir une perte tragique pour tout le monde. (…) Il y a un énorme besoin d’éducation sur le braconnage. Les rhinocéros sont des animaux très vulnérables et je pense que beaucoup de gens ne réalisent pas ce qui se passe”, a déclaré le prince William interrogé sur sa participation au projet.”Je pense que [nous devons] rendre les gens conscients de la délicatesse et de la fragilité de ces animaux, et des dégâts que nous faisons sur eux, sur la faune et l’écosystème naturel tout autour d’eux, par notre négligence et par ignorance”, a-t-il poursuivi. Mais loin de simplement soutenir le projet, le prince William a décidé de s’impliquer davantage et a tenu à travailler avec les communautés locales de la région de Tanzanie où seront relâchés les rhinos.Un monde sans les ‘cinq géants’ ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aujourd’hui, les trois spécimens sont surveillés 24 heures sur 24 pour éviter que des braconniers ne s’en prennent à eux, motivés par la valeur de leur corne qui n’a fait qu’augmenter ces dernières années. Alors que “seuls” 13 rhinocéros noirs avaient été abattus en 2007, pas moins de 434 ont été retrouvés morts l’an dernier. “Ces animaux sont l’une des choses les plus incroyables et souhaitons-nous vraiment vivre d’ici 20 à 30 ans dans un monde où les ‘cinq géants’, éléphants, lions, rhinocéros, buffle du Cap et léopards, n’existent pas ?”, a demandé le prince William. “Ça deviendra les quatre géants, puis peut-être les trois géants et après où arriverons-nous ? Nos petits-enfants n’auront-ils plus la possibilité de voir les ‘cinq géants’ ? Je pense que c’est extrêmement triste et que cela ne devrait pas arriver”, a t-il encore ajouté.Le 20 juin 2012 à 09:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Students Create Worlds First Bricks Made From Human Urine

first_imgMore on Are Pooping MicroplasticsChina to Launch Artificial Moon to Replace Street LightsThis Plant Hormone Could Help Grow Potatoes in Space Looking for a sustainable construction material for building your next home? Urine luck! Students in South Africa have just the thing for you.Suzanne Lambert and Vukheta Mukhari have made a breakthrough with help from University of Cape Town (UCT) civil engineering professor Dr. Dyllon Randall. They figured out how to produce bio-bricks from human urine.Bacteria are added to a mixture of urine and sand. The bacteria go to work on the urine, breaking down urine, and producing calcium carbonate. Dr. Randall says that process is “not unlike how seashells are formed.”You know, apart from the bit where human urine is the starting point. Sea creatures are pretty happy about that.The strength of the bio-bricks can be controlled by tweaking the amount of time the bacteria are allowed to do their thing. “If a client wanted a brick stronger than a 40 percent limestone brick, you would allow the bacteria to make the solid stronger by ‘growing’ it for longer,” Dr. Randall said.Unlike standard bricks, these don’t ever need to be fired in a kiln. That drastically reduces their carbon footprint. They’re also zero-waste… technically even negative waste considering what the bricks are made from.As an added bonus, potassium and nitrogen are created as by-products of the brick-making process. Once they’re captured, they can be used to make fertilizer.This is just the latest in a string of pretty amazing scientific advances involving urine. Almost a decade ago, Gerardine Botte developed a urine-powered car. Four years early, scientists in Singapore created a urine battery for medical devices.A team of enterprising Belgians turned urine into beer. And let’s not forget about the time that Bill Gates drank a glass of processed human waste… for science!It truly is liquid gold. Stay on targetcenter_img San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, TrucksHydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 Miles last_img read more

Germany begin life after World Cup with a draw

first_imgThe German national men’s football team have begun life after an embarrassing outing at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia with a draw against France, according to Die Mannschaft held the current world champions to a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena in Germany.After much debate, Joachim Low decided to stick with majority of the team that underperformed in Russia with Manuel Neuer started between the sticks for Germany, behind a back four of Matthias Ginter, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Antonio Rüdiger. Joshua Kimmich started at defensive midfield with Leon Goretzka and Toni Kroos in front of him.Thomas Müller, Timo Werner and Marco Reus completed the starting XI as a front three. The German side started with purpose and soon got on the front foot, albeit without creating a clear-cut chance. For the majority of the half, the teams were in deadlock and headed into the changing rooms for half time with no more than a couple of shots on target to reflect on.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Low’s team continued to try to carve out opportunities in the wider areas but they couldn’t open up the French defence with the crucial final pass. In the 34th minute, for example, Rüdiger nearly got on the end of a dangerous cross from Kroos before Olivier Giroud tested Manuel Neuer with a header at the other end. The captain then parried a Kylian Mbappé free-kick from 20 metres out in the 43rd minute. The last chance of the first half fell to the world champions as a heel flick from Giroud went wide of the goal.Didier Deschamps’ French team started the second half as the better side as an Antoine Griezmann shot was saved by Neuer (48’). Timo Werner then tested Areola’s reflexes in the French goal from an acute angle (57’). Neither team could create many clear opportunities in front of goal with much of the game being contested in midfield. The next chance also fell to Griezmann, who attempted a shot from long distance (64’). At the other end, Areola spectacularly denied Reus with a fingertip save around the post (65’).A lack of cutting edge from both sides saw their first competitive meeting since 2016 end in a goalless stalemate.last_img read more

Luis Enrique plays down club differences

first_imgLuis Enrique has given credit to Real Madrid as the core of the Spanish national team after their 6-0 demolition of Croatia.However, the new Spain manager maintained his team is a United front irrespective of where the players ply their trade.“It doesn’t make sense to compare national teams and club sides,” the former Barcelona boss said after the Nations League clash.“We have our idea of playing football and today everything went wonderfully. We started with some doubts, but after that, we were brilliant and scored some incredible goals.“We were very effective. We want to get back to how good we were before. What I’ve liked most in these 10 days is the attitude of the players.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“From what I’ve seen, regardless of the results, I’m delighted. When I hear my name sung, I feel proud, but it’s the players who deserve it. Still, I appreciate it.“There are many things to improve on. Everything can change in a day. I’m not one of those who exaggerate in victory or martyr in defeat.“I’m looking for balance. I didn’t know there were six Real Madrid players in the XI, neither do I care;“They play for the Spanish national team, that’s it. They don’t play for one team or another. Our base is from Real Madrid and it looks good to me.“No-one from Barcelona? I only see a shirt, the national team’s one. Qualification? We still have to beat England and Croatia again.last_img read more

City of Miami donates ACs to public housing community in Allapattah

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The City of Miami made a contribution to help some residents in Allapattah beat the heat.The city donated 35 air conditioners to a public housing community in the neighborhood, Thursday.The donation was part of an initiative to improve the quality of life for elderly and special needs residents.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Alaska News Nightly Monday June 8 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio: North Pacific Council Cuts Bycatch Caps; Critics Say It’s Not EnoughRachel Waldholz, KCAW – SitkaAfter several days of emotional testimony, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted on Sunday afternoon (5-7-15) to reduce limits on halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea — by 21-percent overall.Governor’s Weekend Think Tank Hits on PFD, Tax StructureDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksGovernor Bill Walker gathered Alaska leaders from around the state in Fairbanks over the weekend to talk about state services and how to pay for them.Sen. Sullivan Moves D.C. Office to Hart BuildingLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Sen. Dan Sullivan is out of the basement. His staff announced today that they’ve moved to their new office location in the nation’s capital.Army Combat Camp Focuses on New-School TechniquesZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageLast week, 109 members of the military gathered at Fort Richardson for two days of unsanctioned fighting.Innovative Program Brings Dental Care to Underserved AlaskansJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageTen years ago, the American Dental Association unsuccessfully sued to get the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to halt its Alaska Dental Health Therapist (DHAT) program. Now the program has won a national award for its innovative approach to providing Alaska Natives with dental care.Homeless Teens Find Help at ‘My House’Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageAn innovative Wasilla plan has helped homeless teens get off the street and into housing.Juneau Symphony Names Troy Quinn its Newest ConductorElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauThe Juneau Symphony has named Troy Quinn its newest conductor. He has an advanced degree in conduction, but he’s also game to bring pop culture to the orchestra.last_img read more

Supreme Court to impose environment cess on commercial vehicles entering Delhi

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it will impose an environment compensatory charge (ECC) ranging from Rs 700 to Rs 1,300 on commercial vehicles entering Delhi as a transit route for their onward journey.The apex court bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, while giving this indication, reserved order to be pronounced on Monday (12 October).However, if was clarified that commercial vehicles carrying essential commodities, food stuff and passengers and emergency vehicles, including ambulances, would be exempted from the environment cess.The imposition of ECC would be for four months on an experimental basis and the money collected would go to the Delhi government.The Delhi government told the court that it would issue a notification in this regard after a formal order was passed by the apex court.The Delhi government also told the court that it would give wide publicity to the directions of the court.last_img read more

PVR Inox Leisure shares flare up on hopes of GST to be

first_imgPVR and Inox Leisure shares gained in the range of 6.50 percent to almost 10 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday, two days after the Rajya Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.Multiplexes are seen as benefiting from the GST regime as the taxes on movie tickets are poised to come down from the current levels of about 25 percent to about 18 percent.PVR shares rose 9.85 percent on Friday to close at Rs. 1,218.45 apiece, while Inox Leisure ended at Rs. 267.45, up 6.49 percent from its previous close.Entertainment tax levied by states on cinema tickets are about 25 percent, though in Tamil Nadu it is 30 percent. “PVR and Inox pay about 22 percent net entertainment taxes. With GST rate expected at 17-18 percent, these firms’ taxes would decline, but this benefit will be partially offset by an increase in VAT. Net-net, we expect about 200-300bp EBITDA margin growth for these firms at a GST rate of 17-18 percent,” BoAML had said earlier in its note.Another brokerage said that PVR could see its pre-tax profit going up by about 5 percent if GST rate is fixed at 18 percent.”PVR will benefit with ~4-5% EBITDA margin expansion, if GST rate is at 18%. Stock price rally of 33% over the last 3 months partially factor-in benefit of GST,” Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd. said in a note early this month.PVR operates 552 screens at 127 properties in 47 cities across India, while Inox Leisure has 423 screens in India, including the launch of its recent property in Bengaluru (Bangalore) in June this year. Cinepolis India, the Indian arm of Mexican multiplex chain Operadora Cinepolis SA de CV, operates about 240 screens and had indicated at plans to increase it to 400 by December 2017. It also plans to open new screens under the Fun Cinemas brand it acquired last January.Another chain, Carnival Cinemas, operates about 324 screens in 89 Indian cities.The GST (122nd Constitutional Amendment) Bill was passed unanimously by the Upper House of the Parliament on Wednesday and will be taken up again by the Lok Sabha next Monday in view of the amendments made that have to be ratified. The Lok Sabha had passed the earlier version of the indirect tax reform legislation last year.last_img read more