All parties appeal verdict in German far-right killing case

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — The prosecutors, defendants and co-plaintiffs have all said they will appeal against the verdicts in the case of the 2019 killing of a politician that sparked outrage in Germany and an attack on an asylum-seeker three years earlier. Stephan Ernst, a 47-year-old German with a long history of neo-Nazi views, was convicted last month of murdering a regional politician and member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who had advocated helping refugees. Ernst was sentenced to life in prison without the customary eligibility for release after 15 years, due to the severity of his crimes. But he was acquitted of the separate charges of stabbing and seriously wounding an Iraqi refugee in 2016.last_img read more

Pandemic threatens child education, health gains: World Bank

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday.The conclusion comes in the Washington-based development lender’s Human Capital Index for 2020, which ranks countries on how well children are prepared for the future, with an emphasis on factors like schooling and healthcare.This year’s report shows that most countries, particularly poorer ones, have made steady gains in improving health and education prior to the pandemic. Despite that, the bank said in a statement a child in a low-income country will likely achieve only 56 percent of their human capital compared to one with access to a complete education and full healthcare.The indicator purports to measure the level in life that a child born today can hope to reach by age 18.World Bank President David Malpass told reporters those gains are now jeopardized by the pandemic.”Human capital is absolutely vital to the financial and economic future of the country as well as the social well being,” he said. Inequalities among children are set to increase, Malpass said, warning of disturbing trends such as the eighty million children lacking essential vaccinations.”We think more than one billion children have been out of school due to COVID, and [they] could lose as much as $10 trillion in lifetime earnings,” he said, citing their reduced education level as well as the potential they would drop out of school. He warned girls face a “disproportionate” risk, and called on countries to invest in education broadly.First launched in 2018, this year’s Human Capital Index includes data from 174 countries representing 98 percent of the world’s population.center_img Topics :last_img read more

ICC to review aggressive Bangladesh celebration footage against India at the U19 World Cup

first_imgAdvertisement 5qoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2lw1tbs7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8x07( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ovgWould you ever consider trying this?😱3u7g4Can your students do this? 🌚v9tRoller skating! Powered by Firework The young rivalry between India and Bangladesh has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. Be it the group-stage game of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup or the Asia Cup final and even last year’s Nidahas Trophy clash among these two teams, witnessed tempers flying from both camps at the senior level. And yesterday’s U19 World Cup final between the Boys in Blues and the young Bangla Tigers was no exception as well. Following their historic victory in an ICC tournament, some Bangladeshi players got carried away and celebrated in a “dirty” manner according to Priyam Garg the Indian captain; while team manager Anil Patel stated that the ICC has taken a serious view of the aggressive celebrations by the Bangladeshis. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket CountryAfter their three-wicket win over India in the final, some Bangladeshi players were spotted rushing towards the pitch with an aggressive attitude. Tension loomed between the two  young teams before it was defused by the coaching staff and on-field officials.Even during the game, the Bangladesh players were belligerent towards their Indian counterparts, as pacer Shoriful Islam was seen sledging the Indian batsmen after each delivery.Advertisement “We don’t know what actually happened, everybody was in a shock, absolutely, but we don’t know what happened exactly. The ICC officials are going to watch the footage of the last few minutes and they are going to let us know.” Patel said in an interview on Sunday.He then went on to claim that the match referee Graeme Labrooy met with him and expressed his regret about the whole incident.Advertisement “The referee came to me. He was sorry about the incident. He clarified the ICC is going to take very seriously what has happened during the match and the last session. They are going to witness the footage and they will tell us in the morning (Monday).”Meanwhile, Indian skipper Priyam Garg said that their (Bangladesh) reaction was “dirty”; while his opposite number Akbar Ali apologised for the “unfortunate incident”.“What happened, it should not [have] happened. I don’t know what exactly happened. I didn’t ask what was going on. But, you know, in the final, emotion can come out, and sometimes the boys were getting pumped, and emotions were coming through. As a youngster, it shouldn’t happen. In any position, in any manner, we have to show the respect to the opponent, we should have respect for the game.” Ali stated. You may also like:U-19 World Cup Final Review: Young guns put Bangladesh on the cricketing map with ecstatic winShoaib Akhtar slams Pakistan U19s and praises Indian team after semifinal showdown Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Rugby Bombers

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Rugby Bombers are once again Kings of the Kootenays in the rugger sport after blasting the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley in the zone final last week at the Lakeside Pitch. The Bombers travel to Kelowna Saturday to open the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships against Southridge of Surrey.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports want to give the seventh-seeded Bombers a fine send off with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, L-R, Jake Lock, Cail Spencer, Conrad Lanaway, Jake Kindred, John Katountas, Jordan Hunter, Lenny Fetchy and Xavier Oragbond.Front, Alexander, Calahand Seagram, Trace Cooke, Sean Edler, Simon Yole, Ezra Lloyd and Sabestian Lutz.last_img read more

Minor League Baseball season right around corner, deadline for NDBA reg is March 28

first_imgThere more new happening with the Nelson and District Baseball Association than just a new baseball season.The Heritage City organization is changing logos, welcoming the new Stellar Jay logo for the upcoming campaign. The logo was created by Big Cranium Design in Nelson.”We have gone to the Stellar’s Jay as part of the new look Nelson Baseball Association,” said Larry Martell of the NDBA.”The Stellar’s jay is very common here in the mountains of Nelson and is a very playful and smart bird.  We see the birds hanging out at Lions and Queen Elizabeth ball parks all the time making lots of noise and looking for discarded sunflower seeds.’Registration for the upcoming season is fully underway with just a week remaining for kids to sign up. Thursday (March 28) is the final day for registration with West Kootenay baseball season beginning April 15 at Queen Elizabeth and Lions Parks.”We are expecting many of the younger players in T-ball and rookie, that are under eight years olds, to send in their registration very close to the registration deadline,” Martel explains.Martel said NDBA usually has nine teams for player 5 to 16 years old. The Little League Association plays in a West Kootenay league with teams from Trail, Castlegar, Beaver Valley and Grand Forks for kids nine to 16.  The younger players, under eight play, only practice and play games in Nelson at the new Lions Park diamond.”This looks to be an real exciting season with the new Lions Park baseball diamond coming on line,” Martel said.”The parents and players will really like playing at this new diamond, a lot of work and money went into the new facility.”For more information go to http://nelsonbaseball.calast_img read more

Top flight curling action on display at Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash

first_imgThe field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.Headlining the event is Tom Buchy of Kimberley, who qualified for the BC Men’s Finals in 2013 and 2014.Buchy will be challenged by defending champion, Myron Nichol of Castlegar, who surprised many last year by coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cash Spiel.Also on the draw is Rick Cutler of Nelson, Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, as well as former Kootenay zone rep, Jill Winters and local favourite Fred Thomson, who along with Don Freschi of Trail is curling with former Brier rep Bob Ursel of Kelowna.Chris Ducharme of Creston and Junior Curler Justin Umpherville of Fruitvale are also entered into the three-day cash spiel. Action begins Friday with the first draw at 9 p.m. in the three, four team pools. Saturday, round robin draws are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Playoffs begin Saturday evening with the finals Sunday. In February 2016, the Nelson Curling Club plays host to one of the biggest tournaments of the season when the top male curlers in the province shoot for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier.As a precursor, Nelson Curling Club entertains some of those vying for the Brier at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel beginning Friday in Nelson. Nelson plays host to the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship February 10-14. The event is the biggest curling event in the province and television crews will be in the city for the semi finals and finals, which are broadcast on Sportsnet on February 14.   The Nelson Cash Spiel was renamed in honour of Doug Bothamley, who spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive, junior and women’s teams, as well as competing himself. He was also a volunteer with Curl BC, helping to promote the sport province-wide. “There were few curling events where you wouldn’t see Doug, either on the ice competing or in the patch supporting the club socializing, and on the dance floor making short order of his ‘dance card’,” said Nando Salviulo of the Nelson Curling Centre.last_img read more

Groves lining up world title challenge

first_imgGeorge Groves intends to face the winner of next month’s world title clash between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz.The pair meet in Germany for Abraham’s WBO belt – a week after Groves takes on Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye at Wembley Arena for the vacant European super-middleweight crown.Groves was due to fight Stieglitz – then the WBO champion – last March but was forced to withdraw from the bout because of an injury.Stieglitz subsequently lost to Abraham and unbeaten Commonwealth champion Groves is in line to take on the winner of their rematch.The 24-year-old from Hammersmith is the WBO’s number one contender and therefore the mandatory challenger.Groves said: “With me being number one in the WBO that is the direction that I’m going in and I’ve got to keep an eye on these guys as I’ll be looking to fight the winner next.“I’m focused on the fight in hand first, though, against Ndiaye, and winning the European title. But once I come through that I want to be in Germany to see Abraham against Stieglitz up close.“I was gutted when I couldn’t take on Stieglitz last year as I’m confident I would have beaten him as Abraham went on to do, and I’d be the world champion now. But my time will come.”Groves v Ndiaye is on 16 March and features as chief support on a card joint-headlined by WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ unification showdown against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s defence against Robin Krasniqi.West Londoners Steve O’Meara, Gary Corcoran and Mitchell Smith are also due to feature on the bill.It will be screened on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/Virgin channel 546). Join at www.boxnation.comTickets are available from the Eventim box office on 0844 249 100 or eventim.co.uk and the Wembley Arena box office on 0844 815 0815 or wembleyarena.co.ukSee also:Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill The press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title collectionGroves warned ahead of title showdownYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Quiz Results: The Nature Lover

first_img SharePrint RelatedHike or seek this seasonSeptember 17, 2019In “News”Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)November 23, 2013In “Community”New tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News” You are…The Nature Lover!You were voted “most likely to see Bigfoot” in your high school yearbook. You live for the days you can get out on the trail and leave civilization behind. Trail mix and energy bars are your go-to snacks.  You are happier spending all day hiking for just one (preferably T5) geocache than you would be finding 100.You’ll love this geocache: Apollos Pool with the Million Dollar View (GC13VNK)Your ultimate geocaching tools:Heading out for a day of hiking? Be prepared! Create a Pocket Query to find all the geocaches on the trail in advance. You can then download up to 1000 geocaches to your GPS, or they will automatically appear in the Geocaching App when they are ready for download.Using the Geocaching App? Make sure to save your geocaches in advance so that you can access them when you are out of cell range. To do so, create an Offline List in the Geocaching App for Android or iPhone.Quick Tips for the Great Outdoors:The woods are great, but making it home is nice too. Check out these 7 Safety Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Cool as a Cucumber out on the Geocaching Trail.Hide and find geocaches in a way that makes Mother Nature proud with this environmentally-friendly advice.Do you have additional tips and tricks for your fellow Nature Lovers? Tell us about them in the comments below. Don’t think this geocacher type fits you? Try taking the quiz again!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Instart Logic To Make Mobile Web Applications Lightning Fast

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#HTML5#mobile#native apps#startup#web applications While much of the discussion around HTML5 and its ability to deliver compelling mobile applications centers on client-side performance, a potentially bigger problem resides on the network.  Two trends in technology are on a collision course and threaten to make the web experience a growing digital bog for users on their mobile devices. Websites and applications today are increasingly complex and large in size, and at the same time a growing number of people are accessing the web over wireless networks.As a result, browsing through websites on your mobile device can be like slogging through a marsh. Basically, bigger applications are being jammed down increasingly congested wireless networks for display on mobile devices. While telcos have scrambled to make more and faster pipe available – 4G, for example – they haven’t been able to keep up.Credit: TracelyticsSomething has to give. Until now, the user experience was sacrificed. And while it may seem like an insignificant First World Problem if users have to wait a few seconds for an app or web site to load, even a few seconds delay negatively impacts top-line revenue for web publishers and corporations that rely on the web, as Tracelytics has pointed out.I recently spoke with Manav Mital, CEO of Instart Logic a stealth company founded by a team of big data engineers from Aster Data. I asked Mital to talk some more about Instart Logic and its plans. And while Mital wasn’t yet ready to reveal details on how Instart Logic significantly improves web performance, he did give some insight into how the company has approached the problem.ReadWrite: Your founders have Big Data analytics backgrounds. And since then you’ve hired some networking, virtualization, CDNs and large scale web services gurus from companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, VMware, Citrix, Akamai, Adobe and Mozilla. It’s an unusual, diverse team. What are you doing differently?Mital: That wide variety of backgrounds is critical to helping us think differently about the “Last Mile Bottleneck.” The basic challenge we gave ourselves was how do we radically speed up the Internet over the last mile without asking a publisher to change anything on their web infrastructure or an end user to change anything on their device? Could we not only dramatically improve user experiences for the current generation of rich web sites and applications, but also make possible an entirely new class of web experiences?That’s what we are building at Instart Logic. We all saw the same problem and felt the need for a better solution, one that we could develop by drawing upon concepts from our different backgrounds and unifying those ideas. It’s not a problem that any one approach could solve, be it CDN or Big Data or any other technology. We needed to start from scratch using shared learning from different technological approaches.ReadWrite: What is this “Last Mile Bottleneck?” Mital: In the past, the delivery bottleneck existed between the servers hosting the web application and the access points on the edge of the Internet. Legacy approaches to speed up the web focused on solving this bottleneck in the core of the Internet. In the age of the mobile and wireless Internet, these legacy technologies fail to address the biggest source of problem today – the Last Mile, which is the part between the edge of the network and the user’s device. ReadWrite: So you’re saying the biggest bottleneck has shifted to the edge of the network. What happened?Mital: Two converging trends are exacerbating the Last Mile Bottleneck. On one hand, web applications have grown more complex, more interactive and more data intensive. On the other hand, users are increasingly connecting to the Internet over some sort of a mobile or wireless network, causing a huge congestion in the last mile. How’d we get here? Publishers and companies have replaced static websites with complex web applications that provide immersive visual experiences and encourage higher levels of interactivity, oftentimes tapping into social media data sources to make sites more personalized. These applications have to be far more intelligent and context-aware. User identity, location, previous behavior, social graph, time of day, and probable intent are all now key components factored into what is displayed by sophisticated web applications. At the same time, more and more users are accessing web applications from tablets, smartphones and laptops through WiFi and wireless networks. Corporations, too, are moving hosted and on-premise software into the cloud. That means their workforces must access these applications via the public Internet. While carriers and providers of WiFi connectivity are moving quickly to expand the size of the wireless pipe (4G LTE is the most prominent example), they simply can’t keep up with the exploding volume of data coming over those pipes. So you have two trends – richer web applications that are bandwidth hogs, and a wireless pipe that is increasingly congested – that combine to increase application load times and diminish end-user experience on any device.ReadWrite: So what have web publishers and companies done in the past to deal with the Last Mile problem?Mital: Publishers and businesses tried to overcome the bottleneck by compressing images to reduce the data footprint of a web application. Too often, those images appear washed-out. Some publishers and businesses have reacted by dumbing down their mobile and tablet sites, stripping out complexity.Neither of these approaches help get applications to the mobile device. Worse, they provide a much less engaging user experience.Alternatively, companies have resorted to what I would call extreme measures. Often major online e-commerce sites actually keep 20 different versions of product images to better handle the huge variation in network conditions and devices accessing his site. We don’t think web publishers and companies should have to compromise on the user experience. That’s why we founded Instart Logic.ReadWrite: Instart Logic has been in stealth. Do you have any customers actually using your product?Mital: Yes. We’ve been running a private beta program for some time, and completed it in December 2012. The vast majority of Instart Logic’s beta customers – including a Fortune 500 company – are now using our service in production for mission-critical applications. These are paid customers, and they’re using our service to drive conversions and increase user engagement across a broad set of industries including retail, travel and hospitality, enterprise SaaS, online gaming, and media – sectors where immersive and interactive experiences are essential.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Matt Asay Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Meralco, Star seek Final 4

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Hotshots slipped past the Road Warriors, 101-93, on Sunday, giving them a spot in the top four.As the fourth seeds, the Hotshots have two cracks at making the semifinals, just like top seed Meralco, No. 2 TNT KaTropa and No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.Star coach Chito Victolero is wary that fatigue may take its toll on the Hotshots.“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games.”For the Road Warriors, it’s win or vacation time.ADVERTISEMENT “We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of our last game versus Star,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s something we cannot afford to do again.”The Elite, meanwhile, made it past the eliminations for only the second time since joining the league three years ago.Import Henry Walker has lifted Blackwater from a 0-3 start and into a 5-3 record since coming in as replacement for original import Trevis Simpson.Mac Belo has also steadily regained his old fiery form while JP Erram is blossoming into one of the best centers in the league. —PBA.PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Jared Dillinger of Meralco (left) and Kyle Pascual of Blackwater battle for possession during their previous match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter snaring the top seed, it’s time for Meralco to reach for another goal when it tries to cut short Blackwater’s playoffs stint at the start of the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.By virtue of finishing the 11-game preliminaries with a league-best 9-2 slate, the Bolts earned a twice-to-beat incentive which it will try to put to good use against the eighth-ranked Elite in the 4:15 p.m. match ushering in the last eight.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Changing of the guards BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts come into the match with a four-game win-streak capped by a 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer at the end of the eliminations on Sunday.They also prevailed over the Elite, 107-78, in their elimination round meeting last July 21.Meralco coach Norman Black knows it won’t be easy this time around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Now we’re going to the playoffs, where things are going to get more difficult,” he said.“The focus now is just to prepare for Blackwater because you know they’ve played very well in this conference and they have one of the best imports in the conference so we have to be really ready for them in our next game.”In the 7 p.m. main game, Star and NLEX mix it up anew just 48 hours after their elimination meeting. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games View commentslast_img read more