TSR commandant held in Tripura scribe’s murder case

first_imgPolice on Wednesday arrested commandant of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) Tapan Debbarma, in connection with the killing of senior journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik at the 2nd battalion headquarters near here on Tuesday. His personal bodyguard Nandalal was earlier arrested for shooting down the journalist allegedly on the instructions of the commandant.Both the accused booked under IPC Sections 302, 109 and 27 of the Arms Act were sent to police remand for a period of 10 days when they were produced before the west Tripura Chief Judicial Magistrate. They have been kept at a city police station for interrogation by the CID, which has been entrusted with the investigation.Initial interrogation of accused rifleman Nandalal revealed that the killing of Mr. Bhowmik occurred inside the office chamber of Mr. Tapan. “He told us that despite his reluctance the commandant forced him to open fire,” a police officer told The Hindu on condition of anonymity.“After firing a single shot from his AK 47 automatic weapon, Nandalal became nervous and hurriedly left the room leaving the journalist in a pool of blood. The commandant let the critically wounded journalist die without medical attention.”The senior crime reporter had written 11 articles in daily Syandan Patrika against massive financial irregularities in the 2nd battalion of TSR.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Eliminated Tunisia play Panama in a customary match for personal…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementPanama and Tunisia will look to end their World Cup campaigns on a positive note when they face each other for their final Group G clash at Saransk. Both the teams have lost their previous two matches and have been eliminated from the World Cup. This is the first time they are facing each other.Panama has been shambolic in their World Cup campaign, which is also their maiden campaign. Los Canaleros conceded 3 against Belgium and faced a thrashing from England 6-1. Their only goal was scored by 37-year-old defender Felipe Baloy.Tunisia on the other side have been okayish this World Cup but haven’t won a single of the last 13 WC matches which goes as far as 1978. They were unlucky to lose 2-1 to England when Harry Kane scored an injury-time winner but got thrashed by Belgium 5-2.Team News:-For Panama, Michael Amir Murillo and Armando Cooper are suspended for their final game todayFor Tunisia, Dylan Bronn is injured and 3rd choice keeper, Aymen Mathlouthi might start as Farouk Ben Mustapha and Mouez Hassen aren’t available.Line-ups:-TEAM NEWS // #PANTUN #PAN #TUN pic.twitter.com/yKINwQ55ep— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Three Lions Take On The Red Devils As Race For The Topping The Group IntensifiesFIFA World Cup 2018 : Japan through to the round of 16 despite loss through fair play rules.last_img read more

Klopp ready to unleash Coutinho against Burnley

first_imgLiverpool Klopp set to unleash Coutinho against Burnley after positive fan reaction Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 21:45 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Philippe Coutinho)_cropped Getty Images Liverpool Philippe Coutinho Liverpool v Burnley Burnley Premier League The Liverpool manager says the Brazilian has been “outstanding” in training and hints that he is ready to hand him a start on Saturday Jurgen Klopp praised the Anfield crowd for the way they reacted to Philippe Coutinho’s return – and hinted the Brazilian could start against Burnley on Saturday.Coutinho 4/1 to score firstAfter failing to force a move to Barcelona, Coutinho made his first club appearance of the season as a second-half substitute in Tuesday’s 2-2 Champions League draw with Sevilla. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The home fans greeted the sight of the 25-year-old on the touchline with applause, although the replacement was unable to mark his comeback by helping Liverpool grab a late winner in their Group E opener.With Sadio Mane unavailable for the weekend, Coutinho is ready to replace his suspended team-mate for the clash with Sean Dyche’s side on Saturday, according to his manager.”You can get minutes when you start. He should be ready,” Klopp told a media conference.”It was really nice how the crowd welcomed him. Nobody was 100 per cent sure about this – I think for him it was good. He was outstanding in training in the few sessions we’ve had so far.”The game was not perfect, but that’s how it is after the long break. However, it helped him and it helped us.”Klopp: “[Phil Coutinho] trained outstanding in the few sessions we had together. For sure, he’s ready to think about [as a starter].” pic.twitter.com/dwsNKkHsMh— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 15, 2017Mane will sit out Liverpool’s next three domestic fixtures after his red card in the 5-0 away defeat to Manchester City.However, Klopp is confident the squad can cope in the absence of the Senegal international, just as they did at the end of last season when he was sidelined for the run-in due to a serious knee injury.”It was clear before the season that there would be moments when he cannot – or should not – play,” the German said of Mane.”That’s how we reacted when building the squad. We have options – enough options.”Roberto [Firmino] already played left and Phil can play there. Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] can play there too. We can change the system as well, so we can do a lot of things.”Adam Lallana won’t feature against Burnley, however, with Klopp revealing the England international will start running again “this week, or the beginning of next week” as he steps up his recovery from a thigh injury. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Dan Sparkes’ sublime free-kick earns Barnet replay from Brentford thriller

first_img Match stats 7 Canos 10 McEachran FA Cup 23 Jeanvier 33 Forss 23 Tutonda Brentford 4 Barnet Off target 17 Brentford 6 Barnet On target 9 Brentford 11 Sparkes 21 Elito 63 37 22 Dalsgaard 2 Odubajo (s 70′) Corners 9 Harrison 2 Alexander 39 Huffer 24 Ogbene Barnet Substitutes Manchester United plot FA Cup revenge after being drawn against Chelsea 26 Sweeney 38 Bettamer Topics Reuse this content 6 Robson Share on Messenger 11 Watkins 21 Benrahma Share on Pinterest Fouls 4 6 17 Boucaud Barnet 3-3 Brentford: FA Cup fourth round – as it happened 13 Matrevics 3 Johnson (s 90′) 27 Mason-Clarkcenter_img 32 Payne Share via Email 19 Sawyers 14 Da Silva 4 7 3 Henry Share on WhatsApp 28 Smith Read more Read more match reports BRE BAR 9 Maupay 1 Bentley Nine miles separate these London clubs but in terms of ability they are supposed to be worlds apart, with 70 teams between the Championship side and their non-league hosts in the football pyramid. For a while Currie’s men even threatened to win, as Shaq Coulthirst’s second goal of the game put Barnet 2-1 in front early in the second half. Brentford soon drew level thanks to a penalty by Neal Maupay and might have thought they had definitively restored the natural order when Sergi Canos made it 3-2. But there was a final sting in the tail from this clash of Bees, as Dan Sparkes made it 3-3 by curling a brilliant free-kick into the net via the underside of the crossbar.“My biggest credit to Darren Currie, the Barnet players and their crowd,” said Brentford’s Danish manager, Thomas Frank. “They did everything to create this moment. I definitely felt the English culture of the FA Cup.”There was little sign in the early stages of the high jinks to come. Will Huffer, making only his second senior start after being loaned from Leeds United because of suspension to Barnet’s first-choice goalkeeper, Mark Cousins, did not need to make a save until the 20th minute thanks to the vigilance of his defence. But moments after stopping a tame effort by Canos he was beaten by a fierce long-range shot from Moses Odubajo that bounced out off the post.Despite having less of the ball, the feisty hosts posed plenty of problems to their visitors but were undone by a flash of class from Ollie Watkins five minutes before the break. The midfielder rammed a low shot beyond Huffer from nearly 30 yards. Barnet Share on Facebook (s 61′) BRE63BAR37% 18 Fonguck Barnet, the last non-league side in this season’s FA Cup, refuse to leave the competition without a fight. They may yet advance to the fifth round for the first time in their history. Brentford will certainly not expect an easy ride in the replay at Griffin Park after this thrilling, see-sawing and controversial draw at the Hive.“Brilliant, what a game!” said Barnet’s manager, Darren Currie. “I loved it. That’s what football is supposed to be about. And we get to do it again next week.”Apparently Barnet’s players were initially underwhelmed by this tie, several of them apparently groaning when they were pitted against Brentford, rather than more prestigious opponents, after pulling off a shock win at Sheffield United in the third round. So the fifth-round draw, made just before kick-off here, was probably not greeted with euphoria in the home dressing room, a potential trip to Swansea City being no closer to the stuff of dreams. But making history surely is and Barnet’s players were clearly fuelled by the knowledge that they could boldly go where their club had never been. There was a record crowd of 6,215 at the Hive to witness their valiant attempt to confound expectations again. 34 Sorensen (s 70′) Substitutes Lineups Goal attempts Home supporters in the Bees Terrace spent half-time dancing to keep themselves warm and their spirits up. Five minutes into the second period they jumped for joy as Barnet drew level. Ephron Mason-Clark created the goal with a run down the right before crossing for Coulthirst, who poked into the net from 10 yards. The home team were not satisfied: three minutes later they seized the lead, provoking mayhem in the visitors’ defence before Coulthirst, once a teammate of Harry Kane in Tottenham’s U-23s, fired into the net. “I encourage him to express himself,” said Currie of Coulthirst. “I expect him to express himself,” said Currie.”When he gets into the final third, whatever makes him happy, just go do it.”Brentford equalised quickly but not without controversy, Maupay converting a penalty kick awarded when Watkins went down under a challenge by David Tutonda. “It was a wonderful dive, to be fair,” deadpanned Currie, who said he was told that Watkins apologised to Tutonda after Maupay scored. Frank insisted his player is no diver. “For me Ollie Watkins is one of the most honest players I know and he will never dive on purpose,” he said.Both teams chased victory in a rollicking last half-hour. Brentford struck through a high-class counter-attack in the 72nd minute, Canos finishing neatly after a pass from the right from Henrik Dalsgaard,, who had just been sprung from the bench. But still Brentford could not dispose of the non-leaguers. Three minute later Sparkes, another substitute, made it 3-3 with a superb left-footed free-kick.Odubajo again struck a post as Brentford did their damnedest to shake off Barnet once and for all but the cussed non-league side would not yield. Share on LinkedIn Possession 26 Konsa The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter 29 Barbet 28 Daniels Brentford 12 Taylor (s 79′) 10 Coulthirstlast_img read more

In Focus: Touch World Cup – Germany

first_imgIn the lead-up to the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup, we catch up with Bob Kalman from Germany as they embark on their second World Cup campaign.How big is Touch in Germany?Touch Germany now has over 400 active players and this is growing on a daily basis.The national champions for 2014 are “TiB Berlin” who went through the 2014 season with an unbeaten record against German teams.Who is a player from Germany that is one to watch out for at the 2015 TWC?Touch Germany will be missing a few key players from the previous European Championships in Wales in 2014. However the strength of the Germans always has been the girls. This year, captain Yvonne Giesen will return as well as Svenja Strotta, Lena Dietz and Ute Kohlheim, making up some of the best ladies in continental Europe.Germany are currently sending one team (Mixed Open) to the 2015 TWC, what are your goals for the event?Germany has several strong veteran players in the team for 2015, but also several players who will be making their international debuts.  The goal of the German squad this year is to turn the rookies into veterans so that they can take back to their local clubs all the experience that comes with playing in Oz.What are you most looking forward to for your trip to Australia?I will be traveling with a 2 year old toddler on the 30 hour trip over to Australia, so one thing that I am personally NOT looking forward to is the flight over, but the whole team is looking forward to the tournament and learning as much as they can whilst they are out there.If you want to keep in touch with Germany in the lead-up to the 2015 TWC, visit the following:WebsiteFacebookRelated LinksGermany: 2015 TWClast_img read more

Eighty More Jamaicans Off To Canada under SAWP

first_img Another 80 Jamaicans will be taking up employment opportunities in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP). Another 80 Jamaicans will be taking up employment opportunities in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).The workers, who comprise 80 per cent returnees, will be deployed mainly to Ontario and Nova Scotia.In her address to the workers at a send-off ceremony held at the Ministry of Labour’s Overseas Employment Services Centre in downtown Kingston on Friday (August 3), Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, encouraged them to be good ambassadors for Jamaica.“Ensure that you conduct yourselves in an acceptable manner, both on and off the job, and be your brother’s keeper. Be sure to perform your duties to the best of your ability, bearing in mind the importance of productivity and accountability,” the Minister urged.Mrs. Robinson further encouraged them to work hard, distinguish themselves, and ensure that they comply with the terms of their contract, and to make their family and country proud.“This will ensure that your employer continues to request not only your services but that of other Jamaican workers,” she said.She added that the programme represents a long-standing tradition of partnership between Jamaica and Canada and has positively impacted the lives of many Jamaicans, who have used the opportunity to improve their standard of living and that of their families.In the meantime, High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, Her Excellency Laurie Peters, said the programme has been a success for both Jamaica and for Canada, “because it means such a boost to the livelihoods of Canadian farmers and Jamaican workers and, in fact, our economies”.“It is lovely to see not only the 80 per cent returnees who make this programme so successful, but also the 20 per cent of newbies who are perhaps starting a legacy or tradition for themselves and for their families,” she said.This was the second official send-off ceremony to be held since the start of the year. The first took place in January.The SAWP, which is part of the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Programme, involves contractual agricultural workers who are recruited to meet the short-term demand of manual labour during planting and harvesting seasons. Story Highlights The SAWP, which is part of the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Programme, involves contractual agricultural workers who are recruited to meet the short-term demand of manual labour during planting and harvesting seasons. “This will ensure that your employer continues to request not only your services but that of other Jamaican workers,” she said.last_img read more

Pavilion Conducts Singapores First STS LNG Bunkering

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: SLNG Corporation Pavilion Energy said it has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel.“Pavilion Energy’s first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations in Singapore demonstrates our strong commitment and capability to deliver a comprehensive suite of LNG bunker supply solutions to Singapore and the region,” Frédéric H. Barnaud, Group CEO of Pavilion Energy, said.“As the world’s largest bunkering port, Singapore is committed to provide a range of bunkering solutions to meet the future energy needs of the global shipping industry,” Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said.Pavilion Energy demonstrated its truck-to-ship bunkering capabilities in 2017, and further expanded its bunker logistics with the charter of its first LNG bunker vessel newbuild in February 2019.The 12,000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel is set for delivery by 2021, and is the largest of its kind set for use in the Port of Singapore to date, the company concluded.last_img read more

APM Terminals Invests in Barcelona Terminal

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image by Tobias A. Müller on Unsplash Port and terminal operator APM Terminals Barcelona has invested EUR 47 million (USD 53 million) in the Spanish Port of Barcelona over recent months.This was announced last week while APMT Barcelona was providing an overview of its short and middle-term projects.“These recent investments are part of APM Terminals’ strategy to modernize its current fleet and increase equipment capacity and productivity, as well as improving safety at the Barcelona terminal,” Narcís Pavón, General Manager of APM Terminals Barcelona, explained. “We have renewed our commitment to the Port of Barcelona, equipping ourselves with the latest technology necessary to service the most modern container ships that currently stopover in the Catalan capital.”The most recent investment was the acquisition of 29 new straddle carriers, which will help APM Terminals Barcelona improve efficiency once operational this month.The terminal also took delivery of two new Super Post-Panamax cranes in April this year. The two new ship-to-shore cranes, which are now operational, allow operations with ships of up to 23 containers across the beam. In addition, they are capable of lifting 100 tons and can also operate in TWIN mode, which allows the terminal to further increase efficiency.This year the terminal also increased its reefer capacity by 31% through the installation of reefer racks that enable reefer containers to be stacked four high. The terminal now has a total of 632 connections, which allow for the expansion and increased rotation for equipment connections as well as complementary services.At the same time, the electrical capacity of the terminal was also improved, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 600 tons per annum. This is the largest investment of its kind made in the Barcelona terminal.Also in support of high operational standards related to efficiency and security, APM Terminals launched real-time container tracking and vessel schedules via its website.In June, APM Terminals Barcelona also received Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for protection and security from the Spanish Tax Agency. This certification standardizes the terminal’s customs operations, closing the circuit of customs processing and security in national and European transport. The purpose of the AEO status is to apply more rigorous and effective security measures and at the same time facilitate the flow of goods in international trade.“With this operation, APM Terminals demonstrates its firm commitment to efficiency and to providing greater transparency in the logistics chain, thanks to an innovative service that permits users to see the real-time status of containers. Improved energy efficiency of the new equipment will also result in reduced emissions,” Mercè Conesa, President of the Port of Barcelon, commented.“The company’s significant investment underpin the Port of Barcelona’s strategic plans, based on competitiveness, sustainability and innovation,” Conesa further said.last_img read more


first_img Facebook A lawsuit filed against Netflix and Warner Bros. by the Satanic Temple over use of the group’s goat-headed statue in the Vancouver-filmed TV show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been settled out of court, according to the group.In a statement posted here, the Satanic Temple says it “is pleased to announce that the lawsuit it recently filed against Warner Bros. and Netflix has been amicably settled.”The temple filed the suit in New York alleging copyright violation of its Baphomet with Children statue. Advertisement Advertisement A lawsuit filed against Netflix and Warner Bros. by the Satanic Temple over use of the group’s goat-headed statue in the Vancouver-filmed TV show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been settled out of court. NETFLIX Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The unique elements of the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue have been acknowledged in the credits of episodes which have already been filmed,” the statement says.Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves wrote that the statue would be acknowledged in the credits of Sabrina episodes Netflix aired before the lawsuit.Greaves said the temple had received hate mail from people accusing it of being a powerful Satanic organization “using its might to bully an uncertain and innocent teenage witch who has just been newly exposed to the wide, cruel world.”According to a report in The New York Times, the plaintiffs asked for at least $50 million for each alleged infraction: copyright infringement, trademark violation and injury to the business’ reputation. They also requested an injunction barring the companies from redistributing the series with the image of the statue.No details of the settlement have been released because of a confidentiality agreement.Netflix referred all calls to Warner Bros. Paul McGuire, a spokesman for Warner Bros. confirmed there was a settlement, in an email, but provided no other information.Netflix is filming parts of the second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina — the latest adaptation of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic books in Cloverdale.The show, which stars Kiernan Shipka, has been well received by critics since all 10 episodes of Season 1 started streaming on Netflix on Oct. 26. The show boasts an 89 per cent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD | VANCOUVER SUNWith a file from Scott Brownlast_img read more

Group busted for alleged payTV fraud in Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A European Union law enforcement agency says it helped bust a criminal network that was allegedly responsible for fraud with pay-TV subscription services, in the first case of its kind on the continent.EU judicial co-ordination agency Eurojust said one person was arrested and 22 suspects were identified during an operation on Wednesday. The agency says more than 200 servers also were taken offline in Germany, France and the Netherlands.The EU agency says the alleged criminal gang began in 2015 illegally rebroadcasting and selling services similar to those offered by companies such as Sky Italia and Netflix. It says special servers were used to disable encryption of original programming.Eurojust says the investigation started in Italy and spread to other countries as alleged activity was uncovered.The Associated Press read more

Floridians evacuate and grumble as Hurricane Dorian slowly nears

KISSIMMEE — At a retirement community in central Florida, elderly residents waited for a bus on Monday to take them to a shelter as one of the most monstrous Atlantic hurricanes on record crawled towards the state.Mary McNiff, 92, sat in her wheelchair waiting to board at the Good Samaritan Society in Kissimmee, near Orlando, one of more than a million people under evacuation orders along the U.S. East Coast on the Labor Day holiday.“Kind of anxious to get it over with,” she said ahead of a rare trip off the property. “I haven’t been out for two years really with this leg,” she said, pointing to a cast on her left leg that she has been wearing since she had complications with a blood clot.Hurricane Dorian was still miles out to sea, squatting over the Bahamas where it had already destroyed homes with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour). Forecasters warned it could still be dangerous as it drew closer to Florida even if its eye did not make landfall in the state.The National Weather Service warned of hurricane-strength winds, several feet of storm surges and the risk of dangerous flash floods along much of the Florida coastline in the coming days.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Sue Watson, one of McNiff’s neighbors, was reluctant to move from the place she has called home for 14 years.“I was all set to stay home until they had to turn the water off,” she said as she waited for the bus to pull out. She was not afraid, she said. “God knows what he’s doing and he’s in control.”MANDATORY EVACUATIONSNine counties in Florida have ordered mandatory evacuations, while seven counties have voluntarily evacuations. Farther north, officials in coastal South Carolina and Georgia also ordered hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes for shelter.The Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine, Florida, has been converted into a shelter with space for 500 people. Lee Franco headed inside clutching a pillow and a box of tissues. She had only moved to Florida six months ago but felt prepared.“Because I was following the news, I knew what I needed so we have sleeping bags, our papers and everything we need,” she said. “It’s so boring there, there’s nothing to do. You read and play with the telephone and that’s it.”Steven Apuzzi, 49, was hoping he and his three children would get in. His family have been homeless and arrived at the shelter in a somewhat rusted gray Dodge caravan in which they have been sleeping.“I’m going through it,” he said, describing the problems a single father faces getting access to shelter. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get into this shelter. I’m hoping and praying.”The shelter did eventually let him in and he called it a blessing. But once the hurricane passed he was not sure where the family would head next. (Reporting by Gabriella Borter in Kissimmee and Zachary Fagenson in St. Augustine; Writing by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Bill Tarrant and Nick Zieminski) read more

Offensive banners spotted in Melbourne following Macedonia is Greece rally

first_imgNeos Kosmos’ Facebook page received several messages this morning from disappointed drivers passing through Eastern and Geelong Freeways.The offensive banners had been hung from the freeway signs saying “Greeks are Turks”. The one on Punt Road even had a penis drawn onto the Greek flag.It remains unclear who placed the banners there but the act has offended many Greek Australian citizens.The photos were sent to Neos Kosmos via Facebook. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Morrison tips McCarthy to get Ireland job

first_imgFormer Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison has tipped Mick McCarthy to get the vacant national team job following Martin O’Neill’s departure.Morrison, who was handed his international debut during McCarthy’s first spell in charge of the Irish team between 1996 and 2002.The 59-year-old is currently the favorite for the job with reports suggesting he could be appointed within the next 48 hours.On Friday, Sky Sports said the former Ipswich United manager cancelled a scheduled appearance on Goals on Sunday as a result of the ongoing potential appointment.“Definitely, I think he’s a good manager,” he told Sky Sports News, as quoted by RTE.“When I first met him, he was a brilliant man manager. I went there because it was a brilliant set-up, I think he’s spot on.”Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“It’s a difficult one when you do go back, but for me he’s the perfect candidate.”Morrison did say he would have liked to have seen Chris Hughton go for the job – the Brighton man ruled himself out on Thursday – but says McCarthy is just as good.“He’s a serious man and he doesn’t take any prisoners,” he said.“He can get the best out of players.”The Republic of Ireland Football Association (FAI) is hoping to make a quick appointment, with the draw for the upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifiers scheduled to take place in Dublin on 2 December.last_img read more

Roccos Restaurant To Hold Breakfast With The Easter Bunny On April 13

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Rocco’s Restaurant (193 Main Street) is holding a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10am to noon. There will be fun, photos, and baskets for bunnies of all ages.The Bunny Buffet Menu includes:Scrambled eggsSausageBaconPancakesHash brownsCerealYogurtFruit – watermelon, cantaloupe, grapesHomemade blueberry, chocolate chip, and corn muffinsRefillable beverages – coffee, tea, and soda.Non refillable beverages – Apple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit, pineapple juice, milk and chocolate milk.Call the restaurant at 978-657-7361 for pricing and reservations.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Sons of Italy Holds Easter Bunny BreakfastIn “Photo of the Day”Wilmington’s Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast Set For April 14 (UPDATED)In “Community”Wilmington’s Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast Set For April 9In “Community”last_img read more

Arctic no rival to Suez not this century says shipping expert

first_imgLawson Brigham (Photo: UAF)As the ice retreats, Arctic shipping is expected to increase. But if your idea of “Arctic shipping” is cargo carriers plying a shortcut between Europe and Asia, you may  want to choose a different image.As the ice retreats, Arctic shipping is expected to increase. But if your idea of “Arctic shipping” is cargo carriers plying a shortcut between Europe and Asia, you may  want to choose a different image.Download AudioIt’s not so much the thinning ice that will drive up ship traffic in the north. It’s the price of oil. Or so says UAF professor Lawson Brigham.“Profound changes in sea ice are not retooling global trade routes. Why? Because the place is ice covered, through the century, for seven and a half months. Partially or fully ice covered,” says Brigham, who chaired the Arctic Council’s Marine Shipping Assesment. He spoke today at a forum sponsored by Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C. think tank.Brigham, once the captain of a Coast Guard icebreaker, says, despite all the breathless accounts, whatever traffic the Arctic Ocean sees will be seasonal.“That’s not what I read in the global media wherever I go,” he said. “I read, of course, that Mr. Putin is going to replace the Suez Canal with the Northern Sea Route. Well, I would say, good luck.”It might be possible, depending on how many centuries Putin expects to remain president of Russia, Brigham quipped.Rather than picturing container ships crossing the Arctic, think of all the vessels Shell sent north for its drilling season this summer. Brigham says global demand for Arctic resources is what will drive up ship traffic.“Shell’s armada, I mean that’s marine shipping at the highest order: Twenty, 30 ships, all having very specialized operations to support one drilling site,” he said.That kind of shipping, in support of Arctic industries, are a big deal, too, Brigham says. He mentioned the zinc exported from the Red Dog Mine.“Some of the world’s largest, physically large bulk carriers, go from Kivalina to Southeast Asia or to smelters at B.C., so that’s a global connection, global commodity.”Of course, there’s no Arctic port deep enough for those giant ships,  so the zinc is lightered to them, on smaller vessels.Nome Mayor Denise Michels said at the forum the easier access to the Arctic has brought changes to her community.“We do see an increase in Arctic shipping,” said Michels, who lost her re-election bid yesterday. “We also see adventure tourism. We have kite-boarders. Jet skiers. We have people trying to cross the Bering Strait, which is 50 miles from the U.S. side to the Russian side, if they don’t get arrested by the border guards.”Nome will also host the Crystal Serenity next year, a 1000-passenger cruise ship expected to be the first of its class to travel the Northwest passage. Michels says making a deeper port at Nome isn’t just a local need. She called it a international priority.last_img read more

Deportation Fears May Be Causing Drop In Domestic Violence Reports

first_img Share Immigration and Customs EnforcementImmigration and Customs EnforcementThe fear of deportation may be leading undocumented immigrants in Houston not to report domestic violence. Last year, the number of domestic violence reports dropped by 16 percent, according to a New York Times report. But, reports from non-hispanics increased. Houston police chief Art Acevedo blames the decrease on the fear of being deported among Houston’s immigrant community. In 2017 Houston police said reports of rape from Hispanics dropped 42 percent.Acevedo referenced the same deportation fears then, saying federal immigration enforcement tactics were causing the so-called “chilling effect.”last_img read more

SpiderVerse Creators Plan Sony Marvel TV Shows

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’Adidas Unveils New ‘Spider-Man’-Inspired Basketball Sneaker Stay on target When it comes to making Spider-Man content, Sony still has control. They only partnered with Marvel/Disney because they thought that would be best for everyone. And Spider-Man: Far From Home’s billion-dollar box office haul proved they were right. But the studio is still free to do what it wants with Spidey and his world separate from whatever is happening with the Avengers. Andy Serkis just signed on to direct Venom 2. We’re just months away from a Jared Leto Morbius movie.Fortunately, Sony is also responsible for one of the greatest works of recent Spider-Man art: last year’s amazing, award-winning, diverse, dimension-hopping animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. So it’s great to hear that the folks behind that film are now getting to work on future Sony Marvel projects.Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, famous for bringing similar excellence to The Lego Movie before being unceremoniously fired from that dumb Han Solo prequel. Also shout out to Clone High. In April the pair signed a five-year development deal to work on new Marvel TV shows for Sony Pictures. And a report on Deadline sheds more light on what those projects may be.“We are developing a handful of live-action shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, of which there are like 900 characters,” said Miller. “We’re figuring out a way to develop the shows so that each are their own unique experience, but are also related.”The fact that these shows are live-action is what intrigues us most of all. Given the success of Spider-Verse, you’d figure more animated movies would be in the works. But perhaps Sony sees live-action, cinematic TV shows as the best way to compete with Marvel’s own live-action shows coming to Disney+. Just dress up John Mulaney in a pig outfit and we’ll be all good.For more on Spider-Man look forward (I guess) to the new comic book written by J.J. Abrams and his son, and check out these Spider-Man basketball sneakers from Adidas.last_img read more

Diwali 2017 was dim for fashion industry

first_imgStyle, it would appear, never goes out of fashion. But the passion to spend on designer clothes and accessories took a beating in the past year, ever since the Narendra Modi government implemented the demonetisation policy. The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July added to the woes, say designers.”Demonetisation was a wonderful move by the government, but it was badly executed. They did not see the entire scenario. It has disrupted the business (of fashion). There were a lot of times that my employees – like tailors and embroiderers – could not go to the bank. Demonetisation impacted them badly,” Rahul Mishra, a regular participating designer at the Paris runways said.The stress, he says, was felt more by weavers, embroiderers, tailors and craftspersons. The introduction of GST on July 1 impacted the same set of people more than others.”I am not against GST. We work with handmade clothes and labour is intensive. So if I supply merchandise worth Rs 1 crore, then 12 per cent needs to be paid upfront as GST. Next month, again if I am supplying, then I have to pay 12 per cent, so I have to pay so much to GST and then wait for the sale to happen.”He says the government should encourage the handmade industry by bringing in separate laws for it. “I want to pay taxes on what I am selling because if I am not selling, then business is less, opportunity is less and so is potential for employment,” said Mishra.A report by Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India (ICRA) stated that the Indian textiles and apparel industry, which accounts for almost 24 per cent of the world’s spindle capacity and eight per cent of global rotor capacity, has been struggling due to the impact of demonetisation and GST.The report stated that the disruptions caused by demonetisation and transition to the GST regime has “narcotised the Indian apparel and fabric industry”.Other designers say they are witnessing reduced business, but they are hopeful that the forthcoming wedding season may bring a touch of relief. Many feel that banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes was a good move to weed out corruption in the country, even though it took its toll on the design world. GST only added to their troubles.Designer Samant Chauhan is disappointed that the festive season failed to raise the shoppers’ spirit.”I always knew that the market is slow and we will get good sales in Diwali. But things were not that great during the festive time either, with sales at less than half. There was no (big) party happening on Diwali, so why will people buy designer clothes. I think the note ban did have an impact on that (party culture).”He said that after demonetisation, prices of yarns and fabric went up. “Only those people survived who had systems (workstations and mills). There was a huge crunch of fabric as most of the weavers were in the bank getting their cash. When things normalised, the prices went up,” he added.Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the country’s apex fashion body, admitted that sales had slumped due to demonetisation and GST. “I’m hoping that the business is going to be regularised in the near future. Certain amount of discipline has set in for both the customer and designer. However, there is no doubt that the volume of business has gone down, which is not a good sign. Hoping for the market to pick up soon,” Sethi said.Menswear designer Pawan Sachdeva echoed the sentiment. “The effect of demonetisation has lingered even after a year. The luxury market has faced a major slowdown. Even as the effects of demonetisation hadn’t lessened, GST was introduced as a new policy, slowing the market even more,” he said.The major problem, according to him, was that cash flow declined sharply, resulting in slashing of up to almost 80 per cent of luxury sales.last_img read more