Woman languishing in Assam detention centre since 2010

first_imgWrong details received twice by the authorities have delayed the release of a woman lodged in one of Assam’s six detention camps for foreigners since 2010.Mamiran Nessa, lodged in western Assam’s Kokrajhar detention centre, should have been set free following the Supreme Court’s order in May to conditionally release all declared foreigners who have completed three or more years in detention.But officers of the Assam Police Border Organisation – it has been tasked with detecting and deporting foreigners or illegal immigrants since 1962 – said she could not be released as they “twice received details wrongly”.In July, the State government informed the Assembly that 335 out of the 1,145 declared foreigners across the six detention centres had spent three years or more in captivity. About a dozen had by then been released.More than 25 declared foreigners have been released and another 56 are to be released soon. Ms. Nessa is not among them.“Her case is in process. Police are hand-holding to submit the correct information,” Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Special Director General of Police (Border), told The Hindu via message.Formalities fulfilled Guwahati-based lawyer Aman Wadud, who fights cases of poor declared foreigners pro bono, said all formalities according to the Supreme Court’s guidelines have been fulfilled in Ms. Nessa’s case. The formalities include two sureties of ₹1 lakh each and collection of biometric information.On Sunday, a team that included activist Harsh Mander, SC lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Mr. Wadud visited Ms. Nessa’s paternal home near Abhayapuri in Bongaigaon district. “When she was detained, her sons were 2 and 9 years old. Both brothers were brought up by their elder sister who was still a minor. She dropped out of school and worked as maid to raise them at their maternal uncle’s place,” Mr. Wadud said.Ms. Nessa was married in the 1990s to Jel Hussain of village Takakata near Baghbor in western Assam’s Barpeta district. Her family said she was randomly marked a doubtful voter in 1997 without any investigation.“She was subsequently declared a foreigner without any competent legal representation,” Mr. Wadud said.Ms. Nessa’s parents took her children home after her husband fell ill and was mostly confined to the bed. He could visit her in the detention centre only once in nine years. Mr. Hussain died two months ago due to cardiac arrest. Members of his family said his last wish was to see his wife out of jail and beside him.Ms. Nessa has not been told about her husband’s death yet.last_img read more

Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest

first_imgView comments Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Booker, the 21-year-old sharpshooter in his third season with Phoenix, is averaging 24.2 points per game this season as the NBA’s 12th-leading scorer. Eleven months after the shooting guard dropped 70 points against Boston to become the youngest player in NBA history to score even 60 in a game, Booker added another accolade to his promising career with the 3-Point title.Thompson beat the buzzer with his final shot of the first round to reach the finals with 19 points. Booker also scored 19 and Harris had 18. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Devin Booker accepts the trophy for the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPDevin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.“It feels really good,” Booker said. “I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Did he ever. He was sensational in the final round on Saturday, when he missed only five of 25 shots.Each player shot five five-ball racks with a one-minute time limit. The final ball of each one was a “money ball” worth two points, and one of the racks, usually the last one, was all money balls. Booker made the money ball shot on his first four racks, and then made four of the five balls on the money ball rack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarris, Booker and Thompson advanced from the eight-man field to the finals. Harris scored 17 points before Booker scorched the nets for 28 points. Thompson followed and scored 25 points.The previous record was 27 points, set by Stephen Curry in 2015 and matched by Thompson the following year.center_img Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Ben Simmons ready to play for Australia’s Boomers

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Warriors ride Stephen Curry’s hot hand, take Game 1 vs Trail Blazers View comments Simmons was criticized in Philadelphia for his lack of impact in the playoffs.pic.twitter.com/Rld2p2XEEYFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) May 15, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) passes the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammate Fred VanVleet (23) look on during first half NBA Eastern Conference semifinal action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)SYDNEY — Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia after confirming in an online video “I’m going to be a Boomer for the upcoming events.”Simmons’ NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The NBA All-Star didn’t specify his list of upcoming events in the video he posted on Twitter — telling his followers to stay tuned — but it’s widely expected he’ll join the likes of Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova in Australia’s squad for the FIBA World Cup which starts Aug. 31 in China.Australia’s Boomers have never finished higher than fourth in the World Cup or Olympics but are growing in confidence with an increasing number of players in the NBA.The Boomers are scheduled to play two warmups against the World Cup champion U.S. team in Melbourne, Australia, on Aug. 22 and 24.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

‘It was a penalty’ – Pochettino bemoans no-call

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino felt his team merited a stoppage-time penalty in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool .Spurs were second best for long periods at Wembley as Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino scored either side of half-time, but a goal from substitute Erik Lamela set up a grandstand finale.And they might have had the chance to snatch a point from the spot, only for referee Michael Oliver to remain unmoved when Sadio Mane clumsily challenged Son Heung-min. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Of course, I think they were better. We competed, we were close and the last action was crazy because it was a penalty,” Pochettino told Sky Sports .”We should be talking in a different way, but Liverpool were better.”I am disappointed with the result. We need to keep working and improving. It’s only early in the season, we need to improve a lot.”Tottenham have now suffered back-to-back defeats, with Watford puncturing the early season optimism that followed a 3-0 win at Manchester United.Yet Pochettino insisted flaws were also on show at Old Trafford and believes the heavy workload a number of his first-team stars undertook during the World Cup have taken a toll.5 – All five of Tottenham’s goals conceded in the Premier League this season have been headers. Hindrance. #TOTLIV pic.twitter.com/kiB3Gcb2i8 — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 15, 2018 “It is easy to criticise the performance because we lost the game and conceded many chances, but the circumstances were the same when we beat Manchester United,” he said.”It is a lot to analyse and try to fix. I think we are far way in terms of performance.”It is early in the season. It is a moment to be calm and clear with the assessment, help the team to improve and be more consistent in our performance.”Pochettino added: “I am not a person who suffers too much. I try to find the solution. Don’t worry for me – we need to be worried for the real things. I am so good, I am so happy.”We started the season with good results, but we knew the circumstances and the reality after the World Cup were completely different.”I was relaxed and not worried and today I am relaxed and not worried. My faith in this group of players is 200 per cent, not 100 per cent.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Zach Crabtree: ‘My Campaign (For President) Would Be Unreal’

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Robert Allen and Co. have been doing some solid preseason videos from different players on the team this year. We looked last week at why Mason Rudolph would trade places with Mike Gundy (the Bass Pro house!) and this week Zach Crabtree is asked about how he would campaign for president since it was him and Brad Lundblade who were picked as the most likely to eventually become POTUS.“My campaign would be unreal,” said Crabtree. “No. 2 (Mason Rudolph) would probably lead it. I’d actually probably pick No. 17 (Austin Hays) to be my lead spokesperson. No. 2 would be a major role in it. A great vice president. A popular guy. Definitely would get some votes for you in your campaign. They’d have fun seeing him up there on stage.”“I’d probably lean more conservative,” he said when asked about his policies. “Going back to the basics of America.”“Be free with Crabtree?” Allen asked.“Make Stillwater great again,” someone else said.last_img read more

VOTE: UCL Goal of the Week

first_imgFred Willian, Higuain or Fred? Vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan! Goal Last updated 1 year ago 19:04 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Willian Chelsea Barcelona Getty Willian İ. Gündoğan Sadio Mané Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Basel v Manchester City Porto v Liverpool Chelsea v Barcelona Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma Juventus Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Matchday 7 brought yet more magnificent strikes in Europe’s leading club competition, but which do you think was best? Willian’s stunning strike versus Barcelona has been nominated for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan!The Chelsea man’s low, curling drive came in his side’s 1-1 draw with the Catalans at Stamford Bridge.But the Brazilian will have to overcome some stiff competition to claim the prize after the first knockout round produced a whole host of top-quality strikes. Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain will fancy his chances after a sensational over-the-shoulder volley in the Old Lady’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.And so too will Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, who gave the Ukrainians a 2-1 victory over Roma on Thursday with a fabulous, dipping free-kick that went in off the underside of the crossbar.Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is also in contention after a flashing a long-range effort into the corner of the Porto net during his side’s 5-0 demolition of the Portuguese.Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan rounds off the nominations with his own shot from distance that curled beyond Tomas Vaclik as the Premier League side claimed a comfortable 4-0 win at Basel.Click here to watch the contenders and vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan!last_img read more

Nunavut loses only animal shelter

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut’s only animal shelter is closed.But what does that mean for the animals they have saved for the past four years and what does it mean for public safety?APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers has this story.last_img

Mexicos government becomes first to adhere to UNs Global Compact

“This presents a unique opportunity to discuss the practical application of the principles of social responsibility at public institutions and to produce concrete solutions on the four pillars of the Global Compact,” said Thierry Lemaresquier, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Mexico. The Global Compact is a UN inter-agency initiative championed by Mr. Annan and designed to challenge businesses around the world to take greater responsibility in society and to act upon a set of universally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labour rights and the environment. At the launch of the initiative in Mexico City, more than 200 companies in the country adhered to the Global Compact, thus bringing the number of companies and organizations in Latin America committed to the initiative to more than 600, the statement also said. read more

Central African Republic marked by rising hatred violence and trauma – UN

Since the conflict started in December 2012 following attacks from mainly Muslim Séléka rebels, thousands of people are believed to have been killed, and 2.2 million – about half the population of CAR – need humanitarian aid.With more than 650,000 people still internally displaced, and over 290,000 having fled to neighbouring countries, the conflict has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones as mainly Christian militias known as anti-Balaka (anti-machete) have taken up arms.Volker Turk, head of international protection for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news conference in Geneva that the situation in the capital, Bangui, has deteriorated significantly in terms of security. “What we see now is that the anti-Balaka elements are actually becoming much more militarized,” said Mr. Turk, who recently visited the country.“There is a transformation of violence that is taking place with especially the Muslim populations inside Bangui, but also in other parts of the west of Central African Republic, being increasingly threatened. The level of hatred is extremely high.” Mr. Turk travelled to Boda, a village several hours outside of Bangui, where a Muslim community is essentially “besieged,” with a no-man’s land between the Muslim quarter and the Christian community. “I was quite shocked by some of the statements that I heard from this community, saying that they don’t want any Muslims to stay in Boda,” he said, adding that there would be a massacre were it not for Sangaris – the French military mission in CAR.Mr. Turk had planned to visit sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bangui but could not because it was too dangerous. “We could see the anti-Balaka elements roaming around the city, sometimes in an extremely unpredictable and dangerous manner.”He said that the amount of fear and trauma within the communities is “extremely high” and that the Government is “absolutely overwhelmed” and has no capacity. “I think we should not have any illusion that we are confronted here with any functioning State structure,” he stated. “There’s a huge burden that falls as a result on the humanitarian community. We are in a way the life-line. But the humanitarian community cannot replace what is utterly needed in terms of making sure that this situation gets the international attention that it deserves.”Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reported that ongoing violence has reversed an otherwise positive trend of return of IDPs. On 27 February, OCHA had reported that there were 276,000 IDPs in Bangui. Two weeks later, on 12 March, the number of IDPs in the capital had decreased by 100,000. As of today, the number of IDPs in Bangui has again increased from 177,000 to approximately 200,000. “If the violence continues, the internally displaced will not be able to return home before the rainy season, which starts in earnest in mid-April,” said Mr. Laerke. “Violence will also limit humanitarian access and undermine our efforts to stabilize communities and support returns. The result may be that thousands will have to stay behind in overcrowded sites.” Humanitarian agencies in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of Bangui are working to identify potential relocation sites to transfer people who cannot return home from the M’Poko airport site before the rainy season. Some 70,000 IDPs are still at that site living in extremely difficult conditions.Lack of funding remains a major concern, Mr. Laerke said, noting that the CAR Strategic Response Plan, which requires some $551 million, is only 22 per cent funded so far.“We are extremely worried that if we do not get the money that we need to pre-position relief, we will be looking at an even deeper humanitarian crisis in the months ahead.” read more

Best coal mine reclamation in America

first_imgParamont Coal Co Virginia, LLC, an affiliate of Alpha Natural Resources, has been recognised as the recipient of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s (IMCC) 2016 National Reclamation Award. The IMCC honoured Paramont’s Hawks Nest reclamation site in Buchanan County, Virginia, for the company’s dedication to the maintenance of environmental protection through efficient mining and reclamation practices.The former site of a pre-law surface mine near Grundy, Virginia, where active mining began again in 2004, the Hawks Nest development now includes the Southern Gap business park with industrial and business sites, a growing residential area, and recreation opportunities such as the Poplar Gap community park, with numerous athletic fields, a large playground and gymnasium.When Paramont Coal began the ongoing reclamation process shortly after mining began at Hawks Nest, the Buchanan County, Virginia Industrial Development Authority (IDA) had only five acres of land for potential development in the entire county, primarily due to steep terrain. IDA Director Craig Horn says the county had looked for a partner, “but until Paramont agreed, we could not find one with the ability or foresight for the project. The partnership with Paramont at Hawks Nest has grown the potential for development to more than 1,100 acres owned by the county. The major growth in Buchanan County for the next 40 to 50 years, including hotels and shopping, manufacturing and business, will be located in Southern Gap.”“Whether it’s returning the land to the original contour or developing it for beneficial public use, we have had great success in providing long term benefits to the region,” says VP of Operations Blake Hall. Hall credits that same foresight that Buchanan County IDA Director Craig Horn referenced for much of the success of the Hawks Nest reclamation: “Environmental stewardship is a priority within any mine plan, and we pride ourselves on demonstrating how reclaimed land can bring opportunities to the region after the mining has been completed.”Paramont’s work has included restoration of more than 1,370 m of stream and the extensive planting of hybrid American Chestnut trees, working in cooperation with the American Chestnut Foundation. The popular hardwoods once covered many ridgetops in the southeast, but they were all but wiped out by blight early last century. The reforestation at Hawks Nest has attracted elk to roam the site, leading the nearby Breaks Interstate Park to establish elk viewing tours this year.In addition, U.S. Route 460 will intersect at Hawks Nest with the first completed section of the Coalfields Expressway – a major road building project traversing the coalfields to connect with Interstate 77 in West Virginia. “By mining and then preparing the roadbed through a public-private partnership, the Virginia Department of Transportation says we could ultimately help the state save approximately two billion dollars,” Hall says.The IMCC says that throughout the history of mining and reclamation in Virginia, perhaps no permit has been mined and reclaimed for as many land uses and opportunities for public benefit as has the Hawks Nest site.Tailings and waste management is the subject of an article in International Mining’s July issue. Contact us if you are interested in contributing to this article.Alpha Natural Resources is one of the largest and most regionally diversified coal suppliers in the US. With affiliate mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, Alpha supplies metallurgical coal to the steel industry and thermal coal to generate power to customers on five continents. Alpha is committed to being a leader in mine safety with its Running Right safety process, and an environmental steward in the communities where its affiliates operate.last_img read more

Mining licence for East Africa Metals oxide gold in Ethiopia

first_imgEast Africa Metals Inc has received government approval of East Africa’s Mining Licence Agreement for the Terakimti Oxide Gold Project at the company’s 70% owned Harvest Project located in the Tigray National Regional State of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.The Mining Licence Agreement has been formally approved by the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas, the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers. The company will now focus on finalising its previously announced project financing and proceed with engineering and development of the Terakimti Project.Andrew Lee Smith, East Africa’s CEO stated, “This is an extremely important achievement for East Africa, and we appreciate the efforts of the Government and Ministry of Mines in the development of the Mining Licence Agreement for Terakimti. We plan to move forward as soon as possible with engineering and development of the project”. The Terakimti Project will provide East Africa the opportunity to benefit from establishing the first commercial heap leach operation in the country, and provide the basis for additional exploration and development to grow the Company’s mineral resources in Ethiopia.Terakimti Oxide Gold Project Profile:Mineral Resource: Indicated Resource of 1,110,000 t grading 3.20 g gold and 23.6 g silver per tonne containing 114,000 ounces of gold and 841,000 oz of silver;Heap Leach Recoveries from Column Testwork: up to 74.8% gold and 39.4% silver;Proposed Mining Method: Conventional open pit;Proposed Processing Technology: Heap leaching to produce gold–silver doreThe Terakimti Project is proposed as an open pit mining operation followed by heap leaching and on site processing to produce gold-silver dore. The combination of near surface oxide gold and silver mineralisation, hosted in soft rock when compared to other deposits, high and rapid extraction of gold at coarse crush sizes in metallurgical testwork, along with satisfactory percolation rates all support this strategy for the development of the Terakimti Project.The Terakimti Project is located approximately 600 km north of the Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The region has daily, commercial air service from Addis Ababa. The existing transportation and power infrastructure is located close to the project site and enhances the development potential of the proposed operation. The proposed mining operation would utilize grid power for the project, for which the nearest high tension power line is approximately 7 km away. Primary road access to the site is by paved highway from the town of Shire, 40 km south of the project. Shire has a population of approximately 60,000 people and sufficient services to serve as a base for off-site project activities.An independent Environmental Impact and Socio-Economic Assessment (EISA) study has been completed by Beles Engineering Pvt Ltd of Ethiopia, and forms an integral part of the Mining Licence Agreement. This EISA examined the beneficial and adverse aspects of the proposed mining operation and concluded that the local population is in favor of the project, and the anticipated benefits would be positive and very important to the local community and to the local and regional governments. The EISA further concluded that the adverse impacts identified can be mitigated through implementation of the proposed management and monitoring plans, and therefore recommended project implementation.last_img read more

Oireachtas agenda Motor tax health insurance and beef DNA tests

first_imgThe Health Committee gets the day rolling at 9:30am with all four health insurers attending to offer their thoughts to the forthcoming health insurance levy to fund the risk equalisation scheme. (Watch here.)Also meeting at 9:30am, the Agriculture committee is briefed on next week’s meeting of EU agriculture ministers – where Simon Coveney will secure agreement for mandatory DNA testing of beef products – and will also get a six-monthly report on agricultural developments in the EU. (Watch here.)At 10am, the Public Accounts Committee gets an unusual job: checking out the spending habits of the Revenue Commissioners, and how it collects its money. (Watch here.)At 11am, representatives from the Human Rights Consortium address the Good Friday Agreement committee on a possible Bill of Rights for the people of Northern Ireland. Against the backdrop of the flags dispute, the right to self-identity to a political allegiance will make an interesting talking point. (Watch here.)FInally, at 2pm the EU Affairs committee meets representatives from TASC and UCC who will discuss financial and budgetary integration in the EU, and ensuring that this does not conflict with democratic accountability. (Watch here.)Explainer: How does a Bill become a law? WHAT ARE OUR politicians doing in the halls of Leinster House?TheJournal.ie lets you know with our guide to what’s coming up to the Dáil, Seanad and various Oireachtas committees today.DÁILEamon Gilmore takes the morning’s Leaders’ Questions at 10:30am, before TDs agree to the day’s agenda before kicking back into the Finance Bill, which turns the Budget’s tax changes into law. This should be totally wrapped up by 2:30pm.TDs are back at 3pm to discuss more Budget changes – this time making permanent increases to motor tax rates, with a final vote due at 7pm. The day then finishes with debate on four topical issues and Dail questions to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, at 7:48pm.The day’s Dáil business can all be viewed here.SEANADA simple day in the Seanad: 75 minutes of discussion on the Seanad’s future agenda (10:30am) before the Seanad Public Consultation Committee takes over the room to hold a three-hour discussion on “change-makers in Ireland“.The day’s Seanad business can all be viewed here.COMMITTEESFive committee meetings help to round off the week:last_img read more

Microsoft releases Mouse without Borders multiple PC control one keyboard and mouse

first_imgAt Google, employees get 20% time where they can work on their own projects every week. At Microsoft, it’s called The Garage and consists of an actual physical space for side projects. That space and time given to employees is bearing fruit as a new software release called Mouse without Borders demonstrates.Truong Do, a Microsoft Dynamics developer in Redmond, got frustrated having to switch between different keyboard and mouse configurations for each PC he had in his office. So as a side project he started developing a way to control them all with a single keyboard and mouse.That project became Mouse without Borders, and goes well beyond just navigation of multiple PCs. Using the software Truong has developed it’s possible to login and out of multiple Windows PCs with a single keyboard and mouse. You can also seamlessly move between up to four PCs, and best of all, file copying through drag and drop works across those machines too.It is the equivalent of having a single PC and four screens, only in this case you have multiple machines running those screens. All it requires is that you have a home network setup as that’s the communication method Truong has taken advantage of to get this system working.Not only has Mouse without Borders made Truong’s desk a lot less cluttered, Microsoft has decided to make the software available to download for free for everyone to use. It’s a 1.1MB file which you can download from the Microsoft IT website (direct download link).Check out the video below to hear Truong talk about the software:Read more at TechNetlast_img read more

This Super Stinky Sushi Will Become A New Potato Chip Flavor in

first_img Potato chip flavors can be super out there. Ketchup, dill pickle, hot dog, pizza, and corn are just the tip of the iceberg. Ever thought about trying a chip that tastes like decaying fish and rice? Just head to Japan in the near future and you’ll be able to see what it’s like, unfortunately. Because it sounds like it could be one of the most disgusting things in the entire world.It’s based on “narezushi,” or a sushi made by salting and fermenting fish in rice, up to years. It creates a “unique” flavor that’s made with carp caught in Japan, or funazushi. It smells very unique of course, and by unique obviously anyone that talks about it means disgusting, most likely. At any rate, Calbee, the company that knows potato chips like the back of its hand in Japan, is going to be selling special funazushi flavored chips this November for about a dollar a bag. So if you need to taste the delicious morsels of funazushi at any time, you’ll be able to starting in November.ポテトチップス、禁断の『ふなずし味』登場 カルビー「逃げるわけにはいかない」https://t.co/izgAKH1Hq0食べてみたい(*´艸`) pic.twitter.com/WTRtRbYdY0— sakamobi (@sakamobi) October 11, 2017The chips will only be made available in parts of Kansai, however, including Osaka, Shiga, Kyoto, and a few other prefectures, so you’ll have to be selective about where you shop for them. They’re being seasoned with carp caught from the Lake Biwa area, which is ground into a fine powder that can be sprinkled on top of the chips.According to Calbee, it was a tough process bringing these stinky chips to life, with over 60 trial and error attempts to really nail the flavor that emanates from what’s essentially rotten fish. Apparently, they feel like the final product is indicative of how the actual food tastes, so if you’ve tried it before, you might want to check out these chips from Calbee…if you dare.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img

Saplletti wants an immediate reaction from Inter

first_imgInter coach Luciano Spalletti wants to have “an immediate reaction” from Inter as well as support from the fans.Inter was defeated on Friday by Serie A champions Juventus and has only won one match out of the seven matches played so far in all competition.“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game as was quoted by Football Italia.“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.“They know very well that this is the first step, it won’t take you to your destination but it’ll move you from where you are.”When asked about last winter when the Beneamata went on a run of one win in 10 games and the fear of a repeat?“I think it’s different. You just look at the result, I have to look at the incidents which determined the outcome and to me it seems very different.”“The players are working in the right way, we lost a game and it hurts, it created difficulties in the reaction of our fans.“That said, we went out of the competition on goal difference [away goals] in the last 10 minutes.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“In my opinion the team did very well, beyond a bit of a nervous reaction after going 1-0 down. We did very well and deserved to win, we created a lot of chances.“Clearly a result like this makes a big difference, but when the draw was made no-one gave us a chance of getting through and instead we were 10 minutes away.“We should have done more, but I don’t think it’s right to knock down what this team has done over the past year-and-a-half.“It seems to me, given the way our result was treated, that there’s a desire to go and demolish what we’ve created, but it remains.“You need to look at where we started. Right now we’re 14 points behind Juventus, we started 29 points behind in seventh place.“We don’t have to throw away anything we’ve done so far, we’ve built something and we need to continue the journey, that’s what we’re working on now.“I don’t see games we’ve lost, or in which we didn’t win, as meaning we have to completely upend what we’ve done.“After that it’s clear that I should be the one in the crosshairs, not the players, because the players are doing what they need to do and they’ve shown they want to work in the right direction.“We’ll be sure to examine what happened, and keep working toward our objectives.last_img read more

HudsonOdoi Im always eager to play but its always the coachs

first_imgReports suggest Chelsea talented winger Callum Hudson-Odoi should play regular first-team football and may have to move abroad to grab more great opportunities.However, Hudson-Odoi knows that the decision to play lies on the coach.“Every opportunity I get I’ll keep striving and keep working hard, especially in training because that proves everything,” he said as reported by Goal.“The 90 minutes today boosted my confidence really. Hopefully, more opportunities will come.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I’m always eager to play but it’s always the coach’s decision as well so I’ve just got to keep working hard in training and keep proving myself and working hard and hopefully I keep getting the opportunities to play.”Talking about his first goal for the club, Hudson-Odoi continued:“I think I’ll celebrate it with all of my family really. They’ve always been there from the start and helped me all the way so I’ll definitely celebrate with them and have a good time and get back at it tomorrow.”last_img read more

AirPods 2 rumors Price specs features and everything else we know

first_img Review • Apple AirPods updated review: Getting better with age Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple AirPods could get wireless charging, Amazon Prime’s… See All Apple AirPods are nowhere near as ridiculous as they look Apple AirPods Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See It Now playing: Watch this: 45 Photos reading • AirPods 2 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $159 See it 1:22 Mobile Accessories Headphones $184 See Itcenter_img Preview • What it’s like to live with AirPods Apple $138 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Rumors Apple Monoprice Read: Best AirPods accessories, including sports fins to keep them in your ears  Share your voice News • Apple AirPods 2 deal: $139.99 (save $19) Comments How To • 17 tricks to help you get the most out of your Apple AirPods Walmart Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2 Enlarge ImageThe AirPods 2 could come in black with a special grippier coating. Colorware Editor’s note: Apple has unveiled a refreshed version of the AirPods with a new H1 chip and a wireless charging option that costs extra. Read the AirPods 2019 review.If you’re in the market for Apple’s AirPods — or another pair of truly wireless headphones — you may want to wait a bit. Apple’s is expected to release a new set of AirPods, mostly like called the AirPods 2, this year and possibly as soon as March 25, when it’s scheduled to host a special event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Cupertino campus.Word is the company will use the event to unveil a host of new digital services — including, possibly, a new TV streaming service and an updated version of Apple News that builds on its recent acquisition of Texture. But there’s always a chance it could sneak in some hardware announcements — like new iPads and those much-anticipated AirPods 2.Here’s a quick roundup of all the latest AirPods 2 chatter. To be clear, all these rumors are unconfirmed and Apple doesn’t respond to questions about unannounced products, so take this all with a grain of salt.Read more: Best fully wireless headphonesRumored design updatesNew colors: Some sites are claiming that the AirPods 2 will come in black and possibly other colors. Aside from that, the AirPods 2 will allegedly look nearly identical to the original AirPods.New grippier finish: The new buds could have a new soft-touch coating with a subtle grip to it that helps the AirPods 2 stay in people’s ears more securely (see posts by MySmartPrice, Economic Daily News). This would be a key and welcome upgrade that seems too good to be true.Rumored feature updates (likely)Always-on voice-control: No need to double tap on a bud, just say “Hey, Siri” to activate Siri. There’s consensus among Apple watchers that this feature will be added and 9to5Mac recently discovered that iOS 12.2 includes ‘Hey Siri’ setup interface for the rumored AirPods 2.Wireless charging: The long-awaited and already announced AirPods wireless charging case will almost assuredly be included with the AirPods 2 — possibly alongside the long-delayed AirPower charger.Upgraded Bluetooth connectivity: As a report from Bloomberg suggested last year, Apple is expected to upgrade the new AirPods with a new W2 chip with Bluetooth 5.0 support. The current AirPods support Bluetooth 4.2. Improved bass performance: Tweaks to the AirPods’ internal design will supposedly improve the bass (see MySmartPrice post). The lack of bass is a weakness with the current AirPods, so it wouldn’t be surprising for Apple to have engineered the next AirPods to sound a little better.Better battery life: Some have suggested the wireless chip upgrades could mean the AirPods will be come more energy efficient and be able to eke out more battery life. I wouldn’t expect a big bump, but an extra hour or so would seem doable.Improved water-resistance: That same Bloomberg report said Apple was looking to make the new AirPods more water-resistant. Apple doesn’t state exactly how water-resistant the current AirPods are, but plenty of people run with them (and sweat on them) without a problem already. ahastyle-earbuds-earhooksEnlarge ImageThis accessory helps not only helps keep the current AirPods in your ears but it improves the AirPods bass performance. David Carnoy/CNET Rumored feature updates (less likely)”Wellness” monitoring: It’s unclear just what these monitoring features might end up being — or what sensors Apple might add — but this rumor has been making the rounds ever since Apple was granted a patent in July of 2017 for future AirPods biometric sensors. The Jabra Elite Active 65t has a motion sensor for tracking fitness performance, but Apple’s biometric patents appear to be more sophisticated.   Noise control: One of the AirPod’s downsides is that their open design allows a lot of sound to leak in from the outside world, which has a major impact on sound quality in noisy environments. That aforementioned Bloomberg report from last year also hinted the next-generation AirPods could feature some sort of noise-cancelling element. Now there’s talk of this feature appearing in the third-gen AirPods, which would also include better water-resistance and perhaps those biometric sensors. That model would potentially be larger and wouldn’t come out till 2020, according to speculation from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.  Rumored pricingMySmartPrice, which doesn’t have the greatest track record with rumors, reported that the AirPods 2 would cost more — around $200.However, others suggest the AirPods 2 will costs $160 — or the same as the original AirPods. I personally think the price will remain the same. With all the new true wireless competitors out there, it would be a mistake for Apple to raise the price. Latest AirPods 2 news and rumorsMarch 14: Taiwan-based Digitimes, which keeps tabs on companies that make components for Apple products, claims the AirPods 2 are set for mass production and will be unveiled at Apple’s March 25 event, according to its sources. Digitimes has been wrong in the past.Feb. 12: Popular tech leaker @OnLeaks says that the AirPods 2 will launch this fall and come in new colors, according to a “new and yet unconfirmed but seemingly reliable source.” @OnLeaks predicts that Apple will launch the new AirPods wireless charging case “soon” but that it will ship with current AirPods, not upcoming AirPods 2. Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumorslast_img read more

Gold Miners Push Back Against Nome Over Negative Social Impacts

first_imgA vocal show of frustration from Nome’s mining community took center stage at this week’s City Council meeting. The miners were angry about a letter the city sent to the State Department of Natural Resources complaining about impacts from the recent gold mining boom.Download AudioDuring public comments there were remarks on two new liquor license applications filed with the state, as well as concerns over Nome’s worsening musk ox problems. But for around an hour the only comments came from gold miners.“We’re feeling like you’re throwing rocks at us the way some of this is written,” said Kenny Hughes with Nome’s chapter of the Alaska Mining Association.He and others were angry about language in a letter City Manager Josie Bahnke sent July 15th to the Department of Natural Resources. In it, Banke wrote to DNR commissioner Joe Balash, “There has been some economic benefit from the offshore mining, but the negative social impacts that we are experiencing far outweigh the benefits.”The letter refers to the 2011 DNR lease sale that opened up the current offshore dredging boom. The sale brought in millions in revenues for the state, but left Nome without the money to accommodate increased port activity, putting the city on the hook for new costs–everything from extra employees to setting up port-o-potties for human waste.“We are a mining town,” Bahnke said, responding to criticisms of her letter. “But we haven’t heard anything from DNR since June, and that’s been frustrating. We’ve sat down, we’ve told them over and over and over what our concerns are, and there’s never any follow up that’s been done. I apologize for any negative connotations in there, but it’s more or less, I guess, in response to the frustration with no response from DNR.”Commenters also felt left out for not being CC’ed on the letter to the state, or being included in more formal dialogues. Many had printed copies of the document with them, reading from it at the podium. Many took umbrage with the claim that their work brings only “some economic benefit” to the community.“I’m an American. And when I come to Nome, I’m a citizen of Nome—I got just as many rights as anybody else around here. I’m not taking a backseat to anybody,” said Homer resident Vern Atkinson, who owns a dredging operation in Nome and is financially compensated by the Discovery channel for appearing in their Bering Sea Gold franchise. “When I come here I cover all the ground I stand on. And I don’t like being put down and, and—because I’m up here mining. And you people are sharing in the benefits of it.”The extent of that economic boom is debatable. While the mining sector brings in money for some businesses, councilmember Stan Anderson says municipal entities—like the port, roads, city service providers—get very little of those revenues. Around 5%, Anderson said, referring to historical data and analyses the city has collected.The matter became heated when commenters pushed for the city to define what was meant in the letter by “negative social impacts.” Mayor Denise Michels offered several examples, like a rise in methamphetamine and heroin use.“Don’t laugh at this. This is [a] really serious issue,” said the mayor, her voice rising as skeptical scoffs rose from the crowd. “Those are some of the social issues that are happening in Nome.”“Not because of gold,” someone shouted back from the public gallery.“No not because of gold,” the mayor responded, “but these are new social issues that came up.”Bob Haffner, a long time Nome resident and miner, was one of the few voices insisting neither side–the city or the mining community–is doing enough to accommodate the other’s needs.“My kids are native—I want them to be able to subsist, I want them to be able to go down to Belmont Point and fish. By golly we don’t have to have all our dredges sitting right on shore. Y’all got boats. We need to make some room, too, guys. It’s not just them. We need to make some accommodations, too. And we’re not communicating.”But almost everyone that came for public comment left once it ended, leaving chambers sparse–even as the council moved into voting on a seasonal tax that would have raised revenues from summer sectors. Like offshore mining.The council ultimately voted not to bring that seasonal tax to voters.They did settle a disputed contract, though. A bid by to maintain the city’s fleet of 32 emergency response vehicles from Trinity Sails—a business owned by KNOM’s chief engineer Rolland Trowbridge. That bid, as the lowest qualified offer, was accepted. Councilmember Matt Culley said the matter never should have been held up by zoning issues that were inappropriately considered during council discussions.The council’s vote on the contract was split 5-to-1, with only councilmember Tom Sparks dissenting.last_img read more

Nahid asks students to return to classes

first_imgNurul Islam NahidEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday urged the students to calm down and return to classes saying that the government has taken steps for fulfilling their demands, reports UNB.The minister made the urge while talking to reporters after attending the convocation ceremony of Metropolitan University in Sylhet.Expressing shock at the death of two college students in a recent road crash in Dhaka, Nahid urged the protesters to be patient and return to their classes.The government has taken all the necessary steps to fulfill the demands of students and stood beside the families of the deceased students and taken the responsibilities of treatment of injured ones, the minister said.”The students must realize that blocking the road day after day will cause misery to the citizens, this should not be a form of movement”, he said.He hoped that now the students will return to their classes and their demands will be fulfilled in phases.last_img read more

Barisal University students continue protests demanding VCs removal

first_imgBarisal University students stage demonstration by putting up barricades on Barishal-Patuakhali highway. Photo: Prothom AloBarisal University (BU) students have been staging demonstration by putting up barricades on Barishal-Patuakhali highway since Wednesday morning demanding the vice-chancellor’s resignation, reports UNB.The agitated students also vowed to continue their protest unit their demand is met.Meanwhile, communication of Barishal with Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola districts remained suspended since the morning, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.Witnesses said the students took to the street around 11:00am after keeping the main entrance of the academic building locked. They also boycotted all classes and examinations.On 28 March, authorities shut down the university for an indefinite period amid student protests demanding withdrawal of the VC for his ‘offensive’ comment made while addressing a programme marking the 49th Independence Day on the campus.The following day, professor Imamul Huq apologised for his comment, saying it was misunderstood by the students.On 26 March, students started demonstrations claiming that the VC organised the Independence Day programme on the campus without inviting students. During the programme, the VC reportedly labelled them as offspring of collaborators who helped Pakistani army in Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971.However, a meeting of the district administration, teachers and students decided to reopen the university on Sunday.last_img read more