Cricket fraternity calls for change after New Zealands heartwrenching loss

first_imgNew Delhi: Cricketers, current and former, shared New Zealand’s pain on losing the World Cup title on boundary countback with tournament top-scorer Rohit Sharma asking for a “serious look” into the rule, which was slammed as “absurd” by several former players. In a pulsating encounter on Sunday night at the Lord’s, England was adjudged the winners of the World Cup on the basis of their superior boundary count – 22 fours and two sixes — to New Zealand’s 16 after the epic final, and also the ensuing Super Over, ended in a tie. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”Some rules in cricket definitely needs (sic) a serious look in,” tweeted Rohit on Monday. Rohit amassed 648 runs in the tournament, including five centuries, before India were knocked out in the semifinal stage. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir, who is now a parliamentarian, lambasted the ICC for the “ridiculous” rule. Gambhir’s former teammate Yuvraj Singh also disagreed with the rule. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris called the ICC a joke. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty”Nice work @ICC … you are a joke!!!,” he wrote. Indian spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi was also scathing in his criticism of the ICC rules. Former Australian pacer Brett Lee called for a change in the rule. “I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change,” he tweeted. Former Black Caps all-rounder Dion Nash said he felt cheated after the finals. “The Cricket World Cup final with 22 heroes and no winner”, read a headline as media in New Zealand commended the team and condemned the rules that “robbed” the Black Caps of a maiden title triumph. “Cricket World Cup final: Boundary countback robs Black Caps of victory”, read the headline of an article in the stuff.co.nz. The headline of the top sports story of ‘New Zealand Herald’ read: “Any Given Monday: The Cricket World Cup final with 22 heroes and no winner.” “Should England have got five, not six runs for overthrows?” questioned another piece in the newspaper.last_img read more

Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism Wickremesinghe

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are not adequate to deal with terror attacks like the massive Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Recalling that three months have passed after the country’s worst terror attacks that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on April 21, Wickremesinghe said after the suicide bombings, everyone feared that the country would collapse. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”There was a great fear among people. That’s why we first decided to detain all terrorists by police and prosecute them. Secondly, we need to bring a new system to ensure the country’s security so that this does not happen again,” he was quoted as saying by the ColomboPage. Speaking at an event held in Matara to mark the 97th International Cooperative Day, the premier said even before two months after the attacks, for which police have blamed a local jihadi group, all the living suspects linked to the terrorist attacks including the ones living abroad have been arrested. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSri Lankan police have detained about 200 suspects in connection with supporting the local National Thowheed Jama’ath group to carry out the bombings and are investigating them under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and it is only the first step, the prime minister said. “Till now we faced LTTE terrorism. But this is different. Capturing the group connected to Easter Sunday’s attacks will not end this kind of terrorism. We cannot face the ISIS terrorism by looking at the LTTE terrorism. We need to think a new strategy. New laws are needed and these laws need to be changed,” he said. Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the prime minister said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism. He said the laws will be brought requiring the Customs, Immigration and Emigration Department, Motor Vehicle Department and number of other departments to work together and the government is working on drafting laws necessary to prevent terrorism and getting them passed.last_img read more

Bengal Open golf Baisoya extends lead on Day III

first_imgKolkata: Delhi’s Honey Baisoya may not have matched his score of 64 from the first two rounds but the 22-year-old, in his own words, came up with his most satisfying effort of the week on day three, a five-under-65 that helped him extend his lead at the inaugural Bengal Open Golf Championship on Thursday. Honey (64-64-65), the overnight leader by one, is now two shots ahead of the field at 17-under-193 going into the final round of the 2019 TATA Steel PGTI season’s fourth event. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBangladesh’s Badal Hossain (63-66-66), moved from overnight tied second to sole second as a result of his 66 on Thursday that took his total to 15-under-195 at the Rs. 30 lakh event. Badal’s compatriot Md Zamal Hossain Mollah also made waves by matching the tournament’s best round of 62, earlier shot by first round leader Karan Pratap Singh of Faridabad. Zamal thus took a flight from overnight tied 39th to 12th place at 11-under-199. Baisoya made a positive start on day three with a birdie on the first but then had a bumpy ride till the 13th as he kept missing fairways. Baisoya’s first setback came on the third where he three-putted from six feet for a double-bogey. But despite his hitting form deserting him, Honey still managed birdies on the fourth, sixth and seventh courtesy some high-quality approach shots and putting. The six-time winner on the PGTI made a couple of fabulous recoveries from the trees to bogey the ninth and extract a birdie on the 13th. He also registered two good par saves on the 11th and 12th. Baisoya finally ended the day on a high by making birdies on the 14th, 15th and 17th after landing his wedge shots within five feet on all three occasions. Badal Hossain struck a second straight 66 after making seven birdies and three bogeys to stay in the hunt for his maiden PGTI title. He made six birdie conversions from a range of 10 feet but had a disappointing three-putt bogey on the 17th that pushed him two shots behind the leader. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDelhi’s Rashid Khan, the winner in Chittagong last week, had a flying start with birdies on the first three holes. However, on the back-nine he posted two birdies and two bogeys to end up with a 67 and therefore slip one spot to tied third at 14-under-196. Rashid, whose last four rounds had been error-free, continues to be in contention for back-to-back titles in two weeks. Pune-based Udayan Mane carded a 64 to climb eight places and join Rashid in tied third. Shankar Das (64) was the highest-placed Kolkata golfer in tied fifth. Das shared fifth place with round one leader Karan Pratap Singh (68) of Faridabad at 13-under-197. Md Zamal Hossain Mollah struck it well to set up an eagle on the starting 10th and six other birdies en route his spectacular 62. He also drained as many as three putts from a range of 10 to 20 feet. Kolkata’s Sunit Chowrasia (68) outscored his legendary uncle SSP Chawrasia (69) as the duo played in the same group for the first time in a professional event. Sunit closed the day in tied 17th at eight-under-202 while SSP was a further shot back in tied 23rd.last_img read more

Picture Shows King Mohammed VI in Selfie with Unidentified Person

Rabat – A new picture shows King Mohammed VI in a ‘selfie’ with an unidentified person.The picture, which was posted (again) by Soufiane El Bahri, the owner of a Facebook page devoted to the King Mohammed and the royal family, shows the Moroccan monarch in ‘selfie’ mode in the Zorlu Center Mall in the Turkish city of Istanbul.This is the second time King Mohammed VI appears in a selfie. Back in September, the king appeared in a selfie with a Moroccan citizen in France.The picture shows the Moroccan monarch wearing casual clothes away from any royal protocol. read more

Alleged harassment and discrimination at McMaster

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Five faculty members at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business could be facing lengthy suspensions without pay after a tribunal released a report looking into allegations of harassment and discrimination.A three person tribunal was created in 2010 under the university’s anti-discrimination policy to look into a dispute inside the school, surrounding then-dean Paul Bates.When Bates took over the position in 2004 it was met with animosity from some faculty members who believed he didn’t have enough academic experience to take over the role.The tribunals report outlines two groups within DeGroote, one consisting of faculty with academic backgrounds and the other with business backgrounds. Each accused the other of harrassment.Complaints against Bates were dismissed. but the tribunal found three members from the group who wanted to see Bates removed from his position as dean should receive lengthy suspensions without pay or benefits. Two others should receive reduced, but still lengthy suspensions without pay, and a sixth faculty member should receive a formal written reprimand.It seems the President of the university plans to follow through on these recommendations. In a statement released this morning he writes:“I fully accept the tribunal’s findings, including the various orders and recommendations, and have already begun the process of implementing the recommended sanctions and other remedies.”There are many things that remain unclear. The university won’t say how long a lengthy suspension is and the tribunal has not released the names of any of the faculty members who will be reprimanded.The university says arrangements are being made to make sure there is no impact on the students in the school but didn’t specify if new staff members would have to be hired to replace those suspended. read more

IKEA upgrades Quebec City presence by opening Canadas 14th store

QUEBEC — Hundreds of shoppers waited in line for the opening of Ikea’s 14th Canadian warehouse in Quebec City.Some even withstood the overnight rain to be among the first the enter the furniture warehouse retailer and the chance to receive a gift card.The retailer upgraded its presence in Quebec City by replacing Canada’s first pick up and order point with the country’s 14th warehouse.A company spokeswoman says the success of the smaller location that opened in December 2015 and market research convinced the Swedish chain to return to the city with a full store 22 years after a franchised retail location closed in 1996 before the Ikea Group entered the Canadian market.The Quebec City store will employ more than 280 people in addition to some 500 indirect jobs created during construction.Founded in 1943, the Scandinavian retailer has 357 stores in more than 29 countries, including about a dozen in Canada that attracted 28 million shoppers last year. read more

Instagram vows to remove content that encourages eating disorders such as anorexia

Social media companies and the Government have been under pressure to act following the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell in 2017. The schoolgirl’s family found material relating to depression and suicide when they looked at her Instagram account following her death.The Online Harms white paper sets out a new statutory duty of care to make companies take more responsibility for the safety of their users and tackle harm caused by content or activity on their services. Compliance with this duty of care will be overseen and enforced by an independent regulator.Failure to fulfil this duty of care will result in enforcement action such as a company fine or individual liability on senior management. Matt Hancock today hosted a round table with social media companies On content promoting suicide and self-harm, he said: “The progress so far is ok but we need to do more and in particular we need to make sure the companies can find the material that is damaging and dangerous to young people and promotes self-harm and we have an independent body like the Samaritans that are funded to be able to be arbiter of what should and shouldn’t be taken down.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Matt Hancock today hosted a round table with social media companies Instagram has agreed to remove content promoting eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia after being challenged by the Health Secretary. Matt Hancock today hosted a round table with social media companies to discuss online harms including suicide, eating disorders and anti-vaccination messages. Instagram, the image sharing app, said it is taking action to remove harmful content which encourages eating disorders in vulnerable teenagers.The tech companies also agreed to pay the Samaritans hundreds of thousands of pounds to help them remove content promoting suicide. Mr Hancock told Sky News: “I feel the tech companies are starting to get the message, they’re starting to take action – but there’s much more to do. “Today the meeting was called to be about the promotion of self-harm and suicide material, but we also spoke about tackling eating disorders and some anti-vaccination messages which are so important to tackle to ensure they do not get prevalance online.” read more

Top readers comments of the week

first_imgThis gorgeous video of teenagers jumping into Dublin’s Grand Canal got a lot of attention this week. Elaine Ward brought up a slightly terrifying urban myth about the canal: How come the video didn’t mention ‘The Pike’ both my husband and dad refer to swimming in the canals as kids and talk about this mythical pike which according to my husband was the size of a small whale. Nobody ever caught it but everybody saw it and apparently it stills swims the canal – it’s called ‘The General’. Course that would make it 35 years old at least but sure maybe all the rubbish/chemicals in the canal turned it into superfish :)Dell announced it is creating 300 jobs in Dublin this week – but a former Limerick mayor warned of the problems the city faced after the computer giant closed in 2009, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Matthew Costelloe explained how bad it was: Its true. I left limerick in 2011 and the fall out since dells departure has been devastating. There wasn’t one young person in limerick who hadn’t worked there fulltime/part time or for a summer. That 1900 doesn’t include the almost 1000 jobs that serviced dell but didn’t work directly for them. The government were to slow to move on dell because the threat of them moving had been on the table since 06. No effort was made to bring multi nationals to limerick as the government were pushing the east coast so much to justify the new terminal in Dublin. I think unemployment in limerick is around 28% the last time I checked and with Shannon airport struggling it seems like the forgotten city. Sad.A new bill currently working its way through the Oireachtas will spell big changes for the taxi industry. There was a big debate about the current state of the taxi sector. Shane O’Connor explained the work that his dad does: I know we have had our fair share of incidents with taxi drivers, whether it be a constant spout of verbal diarrhoea or just utter ignorance and rudeness but please don’t tar them all with the same brush. My father is a taxi driver and is a hard working and honest man. He would go out of his way to take my friends home on nights out and not charge them a penny, make sure his elderly customers were looked after and always made himself available for people who were badly stuck. So please, before you start a rant on how taxi drivers are this and that, just remember that they are not all cut from the same cloth.“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.”A study out this week found that one quarter of households in rural Ireland have had someone emigrate since the recession hit. Edmond J Hickey was pragmatic about his children emigrating: My two daughters emigrated to Australia last year – it took me quite a long time to persuade them it was for the best. I am very glad to report that I was right. They are both happy and enjoying life – they are appreciated in their employment, paid well and free from the exploitation they were subjected to here.Best part is that I now have a valid reason to exit this country on a regular basis.With Skype, Viber, Tango, FaceTime etc, I probably speak far more often to my girls than if they lived here.When Paddy Hughes, a popular member of staff at Blanchardstown Hospital died two years ago, his colleagues paid tribute by creating this memorial made up of foreign currency which he had been an avid collector of. Eric Wrafter had known Paddy: Paddy used to call me brother Eric. We got on great and always had a chat. He passed away after I moved to the UK, but my friends and I still talk about him when we meet. He is sorely missed. Rip brother paddy.The 6 most popular comments this week (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland) 1. First up this week, Eric Davies got 1,542 thumbs for this comment on motor tax:easy way to stop non payment of road tax is to scrap it altogether and put a fixed amount on every litre of petrol instead, that way those who use the roads more, pay more. those with bigger fuel hungrey vehicles pay more, those with smaller more efficent cars pay less. either way it saves a lot 2. Deirdre Ní Chon Carriage got 1,429 thumbs up for her comment on the article about the man who died running the half marathon in the Phoenix Park last week: So very sad. Out doing something so selfless, hope that can bring some peace to his family. R.I.P xx3. Sharon Larkin got 1,231 thumbs up for her comment on the piece about 10 ways the bank guarantee changed our lives, disagreeing with one of the suggestions in the article: From superquinn to super value? More like dunnes to lidl/aldi4. On the same article, Nelly got 1,227 thumbs up for this change in recent years (thanks Nelly!): Then- Buying newspapersNow -the journal online :)5. A lot of people agreed with Mary Crimmins, who got 1,059 thumbs up for this comment on an article about a man who had his face slashed in an attack in Dublin city centre during the week: Pond life becoming more prevalent. There’s a lot to be said for castration.6. Finally, Peter Ryan got 1,042 thumbs up for this comment about the backlash against Arthur’s Day: Its fake, cringeworthy and its Diageo making a fool of people. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about Arthur’s Day, Nairobi, industrial action by teachers, anti-eviction protests, assisted suicide, the upcoming referendums and student grants.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Poll: Do you believe in global warming? (323 comments) 2. Poll: Do you agree with the ASTI’s plan for industrial action? (257 comments)3. Child beauty pageant goes ahead in Monaghan (248 comments)5 = ASTI chief: Teachers have had enough (236 comments)5 = Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack (236 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this week(Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland) If you have chocolate AND a bag of crisps, which do you eat first? That was a dilemma we put forward at the start of this week. Thefunnyman had probably the most accurate answer: Chocolate then crisps then guilt.last_img read more

Heres a look inside Will Smiths swish €18 million twostorey tour trailer

first_imgContaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. WHEN WILL SMITH was filming hit movies such as “Men in Black 3,” “Ali,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”, he wasn’t slumming it off the set.In fact, the actor was quite comfortable in his one-of-a-kind, two-story trailer nicknamed “The Heat”.The 1,200-square-foot mobile home rests on 22 wheels, features 14 TV screens, has more than €20,000 worth of leather, and up €90,000 worth of technology.The cost for the entire trailer on steroids? A whopping €1.8 million.But if you want to rent “The Heat” and live like Will Smith, it will only cost you €6,500 a week.HGTV “Celebrity Motor Homes” recently went inside the luxurious trailer and showed off all of the crazy amenities. Watch the full video here. A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide last_img read more

Poll Does Ireland need a new political party

first_img Poll Results: YesNoVote Yes (1472) No (3754) NEWS THAT THE Reform Alliance is holding a national conference in Dublin on 25 January will fuel more talk of a new political party being formed. The grouping of former Fine Gael TDs and senators has been much-speculated about since it formed last year with talk that a new party could be officially established after the local and European elections later this year. Opinion polls show in some cases nearly a third of the electorate is undecided, but does this mean there is a new political party needed or does it just demonstrate that people are fed-up and/or apathetic about Irish politicians? Today, we want to know: Does Ireland need a new political party? last_img read more

There wont be a 3DS Lite system is fully packed from the

first_imgWith the Nintendo 3DS handheld out in less than 2 months, many gamers will be asking themselves whether to buy or wait for the 2nd generation of the device. And who can blame them? Look at the DS which got multiple design updates and improvements.But according to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the 3DS will be undergoing no such revisions. The reason? There just isn’t any room for manoeuvre inside the device.In the latest Iwata Asks Q&A the “make it thinner” request from gamers over the years is discussed. Changes in materials used and the miniaturization of components has made that possible in previous generations of hardware. But when it comes to the 3DS, that’s not the case. Iwata explains:The first thing (Nobuo) Nagai-san (Nintendo General Manager, Manufacturing Division), who’s in charge at the Uji plant, said to me when he looked over the designs for Nintendo 3DS before mass production began was “This time it’s fully packed right from the start.” There is therefore no “short-term” plan to make a more compact version of the 3DS. Iwata adds:That’s why we don’t have any short-term plans for creating a more compact version of Nintendo 3DS like we did with Nintendo DS Lite. So unless some major material breakthrough happens, or several of the components in the 3DS, which are already as compact as can be, somehow get smaller, the 3DS will remain in its launch configuration going forward.Read more at Iwata Asks, via CVGMatthew’s OpinionSo this isn’t just Iwata trying to get us to buy a 3DS now rather than waiting. What he’s saying is, every component in the 3DS is as small as it can be at the moment, but at the same time there is no space left inside the device. In other words, if one of those components is miniaturized further it doesn’t matter, it would take several components to get smaller before they could even think about making the 3DS more compact.Even if such compacting happens, and soon, Nintendo won’t update the 3DS for at least 12 months in my opinion. So the choice really comes down to: do I want to own a 3DS before the middle of 2012 or not? And even if you wait it may just be new colors you get the option of, not a thinner device.last_img read more

IMF calls for new measures next year

first_imgGreece will need to adopt new austerity measures to the tune of 6.7 billion euros from 2014 to 2016 in order to make its fiscal adjustment targets, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday. This is 2.6 billion euros more than foreseen in the agreement between Athens and its creditors for additional interventions in the 2015-2016 period, as there was no provision for new measures next year.The IMF report on international fiscal progress said that Greece’s further adjustment up to 2016 “will require additional measures, including the profits from tax administration equal to 3.5 percent of gross domestic product,” which in absolute figures amounts to 6.7 billion euros.The Finance Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday evening in which it avoided making a direct comment on the report, but said that it also made no comment when the IMF had adopted “erroneous statements and assessments in drafting the original Economic Policy Program for our country.”The IMF further reiterated its view that an additional haircut in the official sector is required for the Greek debt to drop below 124 percent of GDP by 2020.Likewise, the State Budget Office of the Greek Parliament issued a report ion Wednesday on the course of the public debt, saying that “a new loan agreement for the bridging of the fiscal gap would only offer a temporary solution for one or two years.” It added that the debt “will not enter a reduction course and become sustainable by 2022 exclusively with national saving efforts.“It is an illusion to expect that the country will return to the markets after 2014 to cover on normal terms the needs for the refinancing of the debt plus any extraordinary requirements. The debt arithmetics are against us,” it said.The report went on to recommend that “the write-off of part of the debt by the the European Union and the eurozone would create a new situation.”The managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling added on Wednesday that once the current program ends in mid-2014 Greece will need more help from its friends. He denied any talk of a 50-year bond, noting that the maturing of Greece’s debt through the ESM is already at 30 years.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Newcastles community impresses Ambassador

first_img“Every stone unturned is a missed opportunity,” said Greek Ambassador to Australia, Haris Dafaranos about the potential of Greeks abroad during his visit to Newcastle. This week, during OXI Day celebrations at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles in Hamilton, the Ambassador took the time to honour Greeks from “all walks of life” and their continuing contributions to business and the Australian economy. Highlighting the strong Greek community in Newcastle, Mr Dafaranos made reference to the economic trade relations Newcastle has helped foster between the two countries. “As you know Greece is counting very much on all the people who live overseas,” he said. “Newcastle is a dynamic port and a very important outlet for coal exports. “We are happy that the Greek shipping is a very important part of the business of transporting Australian exports overseas.” The importance of growing the education industry of the country was also highlighted, with M Dafaranos suggesting a continuous dialogue between Greece and Australia through it’s academics would benefit both countries greatly. “We would love to have the opportunity to have more co-operation with our academics of Greek origin with the focus to have more scholarships and more scientific co-operation with Greece.” Source: Newcastle Herald Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Salt Cay being ignored Member Native demand better

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:edwin astwood, josephine connolly, LONG BAY HIGH SCHOOL, salt cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jan 2016 – When the Member of Parliament for Salt Cay and At Large Member native to Salt Cay pointed out subpar treatment there, they revealed a number of situations unfair to residents on the tiny island. Hon Edwin Astwood said one teacher/principal at the government school is unacceptable. Astwood pointed out during House debate Monday that the school and its six students deserve the same treatment as Long Bay High, which is new with 200 students. Hon Josephine Connolly was vocal about the condition of the steps to board the ferry commuting between Grand Turk and Salt Cay. The Deputy House speaker said its dilapidated and has been for too long posing a dangerous inconvenience. Premier Hon Rufus responded with agreement and promise. A commitment from the Education Minister, he said to get another educator at the Mary Robinson school. The Premier expressed that the rebuild of the dock steps is long overdue and will be repaired soon. Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Overgrown bush moved by MPs and TCEM Recommended for youlast_img read more

Woman dies after being electrocuted in S Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: In a tragic incident, a woman died after being electrocuted at Tapan in South Dinajpur.The victim, Poli Mondal (22), was found lying on the road adjacent to her house on Sunday evening after she was electrocuted.It happened when she touched an electrical post.Locals rushed the victim to a hospital in Balurghat where the doctors pronounced her brought dead.According to police, the victim’s husband Antim Mondal is a farmer by profession.They applied for a new electrical connection around six months ago. It was alleged that they did not receive any connection. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice came to know after interrogating the locals that they took connection by illegally tapping power line.The woman might have tried to tap the power line on Sunday when she somehow got electrocuted.Police have started a probe in this regard. They are, however, to confirm the exact cause of her death.They are probing if she was electrocuted while tapping the power lines or there is any other reasonbehind her death.During interrogation, the victim’s husband confessed that they were involved in the corrupt practice of tapping power lines only because they were denied a new connection.He alleged that they applied for a new connection six months ago but they were yet to get a connection.Police are also verifying the statement of the deceased’s husband.last_img read more

The Founder Of LOréal Was A Nazi Supporter

first_imgIn September 2017, Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt passed away. As reported by Forbes, at the time of her death she was the richest woman on the planet, with an estimated wealth of around $44 billion, and was also one of the major shareholders of L’Oréal. A major figure in the fashion industry, Bettencourt was often talked about by the media, but the most sensational and controversial stories regarding L’Oréal actually concerned her father, as shocking reports revealed that he was an anti-Semite, an anti-Republican, and a Nazi sympathizer.Liliane’s father, Eugène Schueller, was the founder of L’Oréal. He was also a writer and political activist, once making the following astonishing statement in his book, Le révolution de l’économie: “We must rip from men’s hearts the childish concepts of liberty, equality, and even fraternity.”Drawing representing Liliane Bettencourt on a replica bank note. Photo by Filip Markiewicz CC BY-SA 3.0Born in March 1881, in the French capital city of Paris, Schueller studied at the Institut de Chimie Appliquée de Paris. An adept chemist, he went on to work in a laboratory as an assistant, but later took an interest in the beauty and cosmetics industry after being tasked with developing a non-toxic hair dye.Schueller used his own expertise and academic background to develop a suitable hair dye and then decided to form his own company to market and sell his creation.He called the company ‘Société française de teintures inoffensives pour cheveux’ (the French Company of Inoffensive Hair Dyes), but later renamed it as L’Oréal.The French beauty and personal care brand is known all over the worldOutside of his scientific interests, Schueller was a keen follower of current affairs and politics. He took a keen interest in socialism and even joined the Freemasons.Eager to influence the world around him, he made appearances on radio shows and wrote books and articles with the aim of persuading people to adhere to his own ideology.One of Schueller’s suggestions was the concept of eliminating standard salaries and starting to pay workers based on how productive they actually were. He was a real believer in the idea of intelligent, skillful, hard-working people being rewarded for their efforts and treated with greater respect than the rest.L’Oreal store in the prestigious Baixa district of Lisbon, Portugal on November 23, 2013As time went by, his political opinions began to evolve, eventually reaching a point where he was in favor of dictatorships.So, when a Jewish socialist named Léon Blum became French Prime Minister in the 1930s and started talking about five-day work weeks and wage rises for all, as well as paid vacations, Schueller was outraged.As revealed in the New Yorker, Schueller decided to join forces with ‘La Cagoule’, a very violent, fascist, anti-semitic, and anti-communist group.With the money raised by his ever-evolving cosmetics empire, Schueller offered to support the group for terrorist attacks like assassinations and bombings, as well as giving them places to meet in his own company offices.Anti-Wrinkle Day, Night and Eyes Cream studio shoot. The L’Oréal Group is the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company. L’Oréal Group has its head office in the Centre Eugène Schueller in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris.Then, when World War II broke out and the Germans occupied France, Schueller was revealed to actually be quite supportive of men like Hitler and Mussolini.Again, his own political views began to become even more extreme and supportive of the Nazis, with the L’Oréal boss actually becoming friends with Nazi officers and investing in various German companies.When the war ended, like a lot of people who had sympathized with the Nazis, Schueller paid the price for his actions. In November 1946, he was called into court and charged with collaboration.However, when the evidence was closely examined, no real records could be found of Schueller helping the Nazis. Instead, witnesses claimed that he had supported the French Resistance and helped to keep Jewish people safe.The case against Schueller was ultimately dismissed, but many people believed that he had used his own influence and money to feign innocence. Interestingly, in the years following the case, various former members of La Cagoule were given well-paying jobs in Schueller’s company, suggesting that his fascist beliefs were still just as strong as ever.Read another story from us: Hunter for Nazi Gold Train Finds Renaissance Wall Portraits InsteadSchueller passed away in 1957, leaving his business and his fortune to Liliane, who was his only child. Liliane served as director of the company but never really took an active role with L’Oréal.She was known for her generosity, donating huge sums of money to the arts, education, and medical causes. Interestingly, however, she married André Betencourt, a politician who was also a member of La Cagoule.last_img read more

Teenagers Tweets From Smart Refrigerator Possibly A Hoax

first_img All Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisement#FreeDorothy — LG Electronics (@LGUS) August 13, 2019Hoax Tweets?In interviews by various outlets via Twitter direct message on her cousin’s iPad and iPod, Dorothy revealed that she had been banned from gadgets after she started a fire while cooking. Now, however, it is becoming apparent that the tweets might have been a hoax.Evidently, while some LG smart refrigerators do have a browser, none of them have Twitter capabilities. And if someone were to tweet from the browser of one of their refrigerators, the tweet would state that it was posted from the web, not the refrigerator itself.Twitter SourceWhat’s more, it is actually rather easy to pretend to be Tweeting from anywhere by changing the Twitter source. In fact, there is even a step-by-step guide on how to do it.In an interview with BuzzFeed News via Twitter direct message which Dorothy was supposedly accessing via her cousin’s dying iPod, she refused to state the specifics regarding the appliance model she tweeted from and called the line of questioning “rude.”That’s not saying that the tweets were certainly a hoax. There are simply questions that have yet to be answered as to how the tweets were even possible. As for LG, the company has so far not answered any questions about how the tweet appeared from one of their smart refrigerators. TAG Smart Refrigerator, Viral Tweet, hoax ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Search Ads by Amazon Close Although LG does have smart refrigerators with access to the internet, none so far have Twitter capability. If the tweet was sent from the refrigerator’s browser, it would have said that the tweet was posted from the web.  ( LG ) A teenager’s viral tweet after her mother supposedly confiscated her gadgets is possibly a hoax. Is it really possible to tweet from a smart refrigerator?Viral TweetsIt was only this week that a teenager’s tweets went viral simply because of where they were tweeted from. It all began when 15-year-old Dorothy from Kentucky tweeted from a Nintendo 3DS after her mother supposedly confiscated her gadgets. But her mother soon discovers that she had been tweeting from the console so she switches from one device to another to stay connected on Twitter.Soon, the teen had to resort to tweeting from an LG smart refrigerator just so she could stay online. Naturally, this got the attention of many people, and even started #FreeDorothy. In fact, even LG Electronics jumped in on the bandwagon and tweeted the hashtag. ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

A34 closed overnight due to roadworks

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major North Staffordshire road will continue to be closed overnight for the next two evenings as roadworks continue. The A34 Stone Road will be shut in both directions between the A5035 Longton Road (Trentham Roundabout/Trentham) and the A51 (Dalraston Island/Meaford). The road is shut between 9pm and 5am on Thursday night (May 31) and Friday night (June 1), according to traffic data company INRIX, having previously been closed on Wednesday night. Staffordshire County Council are carrying out the works on the road. A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said motorists should factor the closure into their travel plans. He said: “Work is ongoing on the A34, Stone Road, at Meaford & the roundabout at Strongford. The road will be closed in both directions between points A and B (Image: Inrix) “Although this is not city council work, it is having an impact on our roads & your journey may take longer. “The road will be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow from its junction with the A5035 (Longton Road) to Meaford to allow these works to take place safely. “Diversion routes will be signed.” Read MoreFirst class! Post Office will deliver a new branch in town centre after community has been left without a facility for months Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

Yemen rebel delegation says Egypt blocks UN flight to talks

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An official with a Yemeni delegation including Shiite Houthi rebels headed to Geneva for U.N.-led peace talks said Monday that the group is stuck in Djibouti because Egyptian authorities will not allow it to land at Cairo airport, a charge Cairo denied.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists, said the U.N. plane could not reach Geneva because of the ban. Such a pause won’t be enough in itself to get aid to all needy Yemenis “given the obstacles to access and the scale of destruction,” Ban said. He called for the warring factions to go further and agree on local cease-fires, withdrawing armed groups from cities.A previous five-day pause was violated repeatedly, and aid groups said it was hardly sufficient to reach millions in the Arab world’s poorest country.Yemen’s conflict pits the Houthis — who seized the capital, Sanaa, last year — and military units loyal to Saleh against an array of forces, including southern separatists, local and tribal militias, and loyalists of exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led coalition began launching airstrikes against the Houthis and their allies on March 26, shortly after Hadi fled a rebel advance on the south.The talks in Geneva are expected to last two or three days. The U.N. has said that they will start off as proximity talks — in which mediators meet separately with the various factions — with the hope of eventually getting everyone to sit around the same table.The last delegations were expected to arrive in Geneva late Monday afternoon or early evening, Ban said. Top holiday drink recipes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Top Stories The delegation, which also includes loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a Houthi ally, and representatives of other political groups, left Sanaa on Sunday. The talks are aimed at ending months of fighting that prompted a Saudi-led coalition including Egypt to launch an air campaign against the Houthis and their allies in March.The head of Egypt’s civil aviation authority, Mahmoud Zanaty, said Egypt had not received a request for the plane to land at any of its airports or pass through its airspace.Cairo airport officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters, said Yemeni planes must first stop in southern Saudi Arabia for security checks and passenger counts.Earlier, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed for a halt to the fighting in Yemen at the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim month of dawn-to-dusk fasting which starts later this week.Ban, who met in Geneva with some of the delegations involved, said he had “emphasized the importance of having another humanitarian pause, at least two weeks.”“I’m urging them that, particularly during this Ramadan — which is a period for peace for people, and praying for peace — they must stop,” he told reporters. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In Geneva, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said he was “gravely concerned” about the high number of civilian casualties from the conflict.“Indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks are being used on densely populated areas,” he said in a statement. “Such attacks must be thoroughly investigated, and greater protection of civilians must be ensured by all sides.”___Associated Press writer Geir Moulson contributed to this report from Berlin.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Houthi delegation left Sanaa on Sunday, a day after a plane meant to carry the rebels and their allies to the talks left Yemen without the delegates on board.“The parties have a responsibility to end the fighting and begin a real process of peace and reconciliation,” Ban said, arguing that “the region simply cannot sustain another open wound like Syria and Libya.”Inside the country, however, there were few signs of the violence abating, with airstrikes continuing in the capital and several other cities, including the southern port of Aden, central Taiz, and Houthi stronghold Saada.The Houthis said they consolidated control of Jawf province bordering Saudi Arabia and plan to move forces to the frontier.Houthi leader Zif al-Shami said the move followed heavy fighting with tribes and forces loyal to Hadi, especially in the provincial capital, Hazm, leaving dozens of civilians dead.Houthi-run television showed dozens of bodies lying in the streets of Hazm, while doctors and eyewitnesses backed up reports of the deaths.Security officials who spoke anonymously as they weren’t authorized to brief journalists said that the Saudi-led air campaign has been bombing the city since the Houthis took it over a day earlier, with airstrikes again picking up this morning.last_img read more

Larry Fitzgerald caught passes Thursday from a guy

first_imgLarry Fitzgerald caught passes Thursday from a guy that would be everyone’s consensus pick to be the Arizona Cardinals quarterback in 2011. It wasn’t Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton or even Marc Bulger. It was Kurt Warner.Here is where most people would blow things out of proportion and start rumors of his return to the NFL as the Cardinals’ savior. Not us. We know better … thanks to Warner’s Twitter account. Comments   Share   Don’t get any ideas… But went & threw the fball today w/ @LarryFitzgerald & some of young guys… Haven’t done that since I retired!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyKurt Warnerkurt13warner @kurt13warner looked great out there throwing the ball to us today!!! #comeback ???????less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyBeanie WellsBeanieWells26 Kurt we got ideas! Lol RT @LarryFitzgerald: Hmm lol RT @kurt13warner: Don’t get any ideas.Threw the ball 2day w/ (cont) http://tl.gd/aij4seless than a minute ago via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet ReplyKerry Rhodeskerryrhodes Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img In a perfect world Warner never would have left the Cardinals after the 2009 season and the team would have made the playoffs last year. Unfortunately in the real world he walked away to spend time with his family and to start a broadcasting career.Would Warner coming back fix all the Cards problems? Probably. Too bad it won’t happen.Regardless of if you told us not to get any ideas Kurt, we have and it looks like Fitzgerald, Beanie and Rhodes may have also. Too bad their nostalgic thoughts about how it use to be and how far the Cards have fallen in just one year. Not optimistic ones of you coming back. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Just because Kurt told us all not to read too much into his return to the football field, that didn’t stop current Cardinals from at the very least giving the former signal caller a hard time.Fitzgerald, running back Beanie Wells and safety Kerry Rhodes made sure to tweet Warner and let him know it peaked their interest.last_img read more