KKR vs KXIP preview: Kings brace for tough Knights

first_imgIt will be a battle to savour when Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab clash in Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.While the hosts are on a high after registering seven wins in a row, KXIP have been the most impressive team this season and deservedly topped the points table.But as KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir said, it will be a new day and more importantly a big stage. While coming first and second in the group stage gives the two teams the cushion of having another crack at the final berth if they lose on Tuesday, they would look to grab a place in the final at the first attempt. But all plans could go for a toss as rain is in the air. Thundershowers on Monday afternoon meant neither team could train.The forecast is similar for Tuesday as well. If there is no result on Tuesday, the teams will lock horns on Wednesday – the reserve day.The Eden Gardens has been a fortress for Kolkata as they are yet to lose a match here this season and the local support has been amazing. Even on Monday, hundreds of people were seen braving the rain to queue up outside the Mohammedan Sporting ground to buy tickets for Tuesday’s match.While both the Orange Cap and Purple Cap in the to the KKR camp, courtesy Robin Uthappa and Sunil Narine, the team would be pleased with the way out-of-touch Yusuf Pathan showed a touch of his old self against SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday.advertisementWith the Eden wicket having quite a bit of grass, the likes of Morne Morkel have also thrived. But KXIP can’t be taken lightly and KKR know that well. Not only do they have the likes of Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey and Manan Vohra to start with, even wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha seems to have turned a new leaf with the bat. And one can never discount the veteran Virender Sehwag.The bowling unit might not other than Mitchell Johnson, but the likes of Sandeep Sharma and Akshar Patel have got noticed. Even senior campaigners like L. Balaji have pitched in.While Gambhir doesn’t believe too much in momentum, Bailey does. The fact that after losing a couple of matches in the middle of the season KXIP are back to winning ways, gives him confidence.”I don’t want to give away too much, but we would definitely like to repeat what we did against KXIP in the group stages,” KKR coach Trevor Bayliss said. “While we had lost the first match, I feel we did very well against them in the second game. We have to be on our game and considering the kind of talent they have, we have to concentrate on doing our job well,” he said.Bayliss said players of Sehwag’s calibre can turn any game on its head.”He is still a very dangerous player. Maybe the consistency falls a bit with such players, but it doesn’t mean they can’t win matches singlehandedly. He has done well in different stages in the tournament and can be very destructive. We will look to get him early,” he said.Commenting on his team’s dream run, Bayliss said he would still like to see the bowling improve.”Apart from that, I can’t see too many areas that we need to work on. We are at the top of our game and have peaked at the right time.”KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar said he is not too worried about KKR’s seven-match winning streak. “Past records don’t indicate anything. All the teams in the playoffs are here because they have done well. We have been doing well for a longer time,” he said.While the Eden crowd can be daunting for the opposition, Bangar is looking forward to the occasion. “Eden produces great cricket and the crowd will add to the atmosphere. We will revel in the conditions,” he said.last_img read more

ROUND 11: Manny Pacquiao forces Adrien Broner to the defensive

first_imgROUND 10: Broner tries to establish offense, Pacquiao eggs him on Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner switches back to his defensive stance at the start of the first championship round only for Manny Pacquiao to once again establish his offense.Pacquiao pins Broner to the ropes but Broner once again clinches to prevent any punishment.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Broner throws a quick left hand but it lands on Pacquiao’s right shoulder showing his sometimes-underrated defensive acumen.Broner back-pedals in the final 30 seconds but absorbs a stiff left straight to the chin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Klay Thompson thinks ‘It’s pretty cool’ to see LeBron James on the Lakers

first_imgAdvertisementWarriors guard Klay Thompson has deep ties with Los Angeles.Thompson was born in LA, went to high school in Southern California, and watched his father Mychal play for the Lakers. As the Warriors get ready to play the new-look Lakers in a preseason game, Thompson recognises the magnitude of LeBron James’ decision to move to Los Angeles.“I think it’s pretty cool,” Thompson said of seeing James in the iconic purple and gold. “I don’t think you would have guessed it when he was with the Cavs when he started his rookie season, but it’s adding a ton of interest in the league, and the Lakers are about to get the usual media coverage that I was used to growing up.”The Warriors faced off against the LeBron-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the last four NBA Finals, so it’s fair to say that they have seen a lot of James in the recent past. Now he has changed conferences, and the meetings with the Warriors will become more frequent in the Western Conference.Thompson’s coach Steve Kerr also echoed a similar sentiment. “Staples is a different vibe,” he said. “It’s not like an Oklahoma City or a Salt Lake, where it’s just noise and intensity. It’s more like, ‘Man, this is the cool place to be in L.A. tonight.’ Obviously, it’s been a very star-driven franchise. So for them to have LeBron makes Staples the place to be and you’ll feel that vibe, I look forward to it.”Will the Warriors be as excited when they meet LeBron in the playoffs? Only time will tell. Advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2018 auction to be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28

first_imgThe Indian Premier League (IPL) auction will be held on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru, a senior BCCI official confirmed here on Tuesday.”Since most of the capped players will be back in auction, it will be a mega auction that will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises,” a senior BCCI official said.The teams will be allowed to buy back five players with options of two retentions and three Right to Match or three retentions and two Right to Match.If a team does not wish to retain any player, it will still have the option of two Right to Match. However, it was decided not more than three Indian and two foreign players can be retained by a franchise.The IPL GC meeting, which was also attended by the Committee of Administrators discussed, among other aspects, the total purse money each franchise can spend .”What has been decided in the meeting was that the franchises can retain three players and two Right to Match or two retentions and three Right to Match,” said one of the members who attended the meeting.The governing council will send these options to the franchises and they will decide which of the two options to accept.It was also decided to increase the total purse of each franchise from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore. The salary cap has also been increased for uncapped players.Next year’s auction will also see the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after completing their two-year ban from the cash-rich tournament.advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Liverpool vs Man Utd: Team news & TV

first_imgPremier League Liverpool vs Manchester United: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 14:15 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jose Mourinho Manchester United 200917 Getty Premier League Manchester United Liverpool v Manchester United Liverpool Jose Mourinho’s side travel to Anfield with an unbeaten record to defend and they will be keen to inflict further woe on their rivals The Premier League returns after the international break with rivals Liverpool and Manchester United getting things under way at Anfield in the early kick-off on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s men come into the clash against their bitter foes with an unbeaten record in the 2017-18 league campaign thus far and they will be aiming to collect another three points as they attempt to pull clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.The hosts, meanwhile, have endured an inconsistent start to the season, picking up just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions, but they will be determined to use their derby clash with United as a springboard. 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Game Liverpool vs Manchester United Date Saturday, October 14 Time 12:30 BST / 07:30 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolIn the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Premier League, as well as being available to stream live using Sky Go.  UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go In the US, the game will broadcast live on television on NBCSN and it will also be available to stream online using the NBC Sports App. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN NBC Sports App SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward Defenders Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Flanagan, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Coutinho, Henderson, Grujic, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Markovic, Ejaria, Wilson Forwards Firmino, Sturridge, Ings, Solanke, Woodburn Liverpool have had little luck when it comes to injuries this season and they come into arguably their biggest game of the season without their star player Sadio Mane, who is ruled out with a hamstring injury.As well as Mane, the Reds will be without midfielder Adam Lallana, while defender Nathaniel Clyne is also likely to miss out.Potential starting XI: Mignolet; Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Salah; Firmino. Position Manchester United players Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, Pereira Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Blind, Shaw, Darmian, Tuanzebe Midfielders Mata, Lingard, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay Forwards Lukaku, Martial, Rashford While Liverpool have had their share of injury woes, they pale in comparison to Man United’s. The Red Devils head into the game against their bitter rivals without the services of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, while there are doubts over Romelu Lukaku’s availability.As well as that, United are without long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, who continue to work their way back from knee injuries.Potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Young; Herrera, Matic, Mata, Mkhitaryan; Rashford, Lukaku.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Romelu Lukaku Manchester UnitedDespite playing away from home, Manchester United are deemed slight favourites to win at 13/8, according to dabblebet. Liverpool are priced at 7/4 to inflict defeat on the Red Devils and a draw is available at odds of 23/10.Click here to see the full array of markets available for the game, including first goalscorer, correct score and more.GAME PREVIEW Marcus Rashford Premier League Liverpool v Manchester United 17101The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is one of the most intense in the Premier League, with the two most successful clubs in English football regularly serving up spectacles when they meet. Nothing could separate the teams when they locked horns last season, with both Anfield and Old Trafford playing host to close-fought draws, but, given the developments at both clubs since then, that could well change at the weekend.Mourinho’s Red Devils are a much improved unit compared to last season and are currently averaging three goals a game in the league. Klopp’s Reds, on the other hand, have shown particular weakness in defence, conceding 1.7 goals per game, which does not bode well for them as they desperately attempt to keep up with the early pace-setters at the top.Indeed, without their chief attacking threat Mane, the Liverpool forward line has been dulled somewhat and Klopp will need the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah to raise their games if they are to have a good chance of winning.While Liverpool have won just once in their last seven games, United have strung together six successive victories in all competitions, but the game at Anfield will be their first match against a team that finished in the top four last season, so it will be a further test of their mettle as they endeavour to challenge for the title. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Castleford overtake Hull FC in play-off race thanks to Trueman show

first_img Read more Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp match reports Reuse this content Trueman and Castleford wasted little time in setting about dismantling Hull. His magnificent pass enabled Cheyse Blair to break the deadlock after eight minutes, before back-to-back solo tries from Trueman himself, coupled with three goals from Jamie Ellis, made it 18-0. Ellis’ penalty five minutes later extended the hosts’ lead.Masi Matongo’s try 11 minutes from half-time offered the visitors a glimmer of hope, but that was extinguished by Trueman two minutes after the restart when he completed his hat-trick. “The boys call him ‘world-class’ around the place and he’s a very good chance of being that for a long time,” Powell said of his protege afterwards.But Trueman’s night was not done. Although Hull scored their second try through Jack Logan, Castleford finished much the stronger. Jordan Rankin sent James Clare over before Trueman’s reverse kick enabled Rankin to extend the lead further.There was still time for Matt Cook to cross for Castleford’s seventh try in the closing minutes, before Jake Connor was sent to the sin-bin for dissent with seconds remaining. Asked how Hull can manage Connor’s temperament issues, Radford quipped: “Apart from taping his mouth up, I don’t know.” London Broncos still swinging in relegation battle nobody saw coming Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Super League Share on Facebook Toulouse Olympique are starting to dream of Super League promotion Connor has made plenty of headlines this season for various reasons but for once, this night did not belong to him: it belonged to another young Englishman with the same first name.Castleford Rankin; Clare, Mata’utia, Blair, Minikin; Trueman, Ellis; Watts, McShane, Millington, McMeeken, Sene-Lefao, Massey. Interchange Cook, Milner, Holmes, Smith. Tries Blair, Trueman 3, Ellis, Clare, Cook. Goals Ellis 8.Hull FC Shaul; Naulago, Connor, Tuimavave, Logan; Kelly, Sneyd; Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Manu, Griffin, Ellis. Interchange Bowden, Matongo, Satae, Minichiello. Tries Matongo, Logan. Goals Sneyd 2. Sin-bin Shaul (55), Connor (78). Referee B Thaler. Attendance 6,712.center_img Share on LinkedIn Castleford Topics Jake Trueman celebrated his first call‑up to the Great Britain train-on squad by cutting through Hull FC to score a hat-trick and put Castleford in pole position for a Super League play-off place, Share on Twitter Rugby league Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Hull FC Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Messenger In the week Wayne Bennett’s squad was revealed for the autumn tour of the southern hemisphere, Trueman could not have timed this performance much better. With Castleford’s season on the line, this was as masterful an individual display as any Tigers fan could have hoped for.“Fantastic,” was how Daryl Powell summed up his stand-off’s performance: and he was right. Trueman’s treble provided the headline, but this was a superb all-round show from a 20-year-old who continues to defy his years. And it ensured Castleford a priceless victory.As it transpired, the 20-0 lead the Tigers had established after 25 minutes was more than enough to beat a woeful Hull side. Lee Radford had promised a response after Hull’s Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Warrington in July; instead, they have lost four of their last five games and, having been in the play-off places for six months, are now outside the top five at exactly the wrong time.With one week remaining of the regular season, Hull have the unenviable task of needing a result against the league leaders, St Helens, next Friday to stand any chance of a play-off spot. On this form they are rank outsiders.“They’ve saved some of their strangest decisions for the biggest of stages,” was Radford’s damning assessment.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: 2-goal Hazard just like Messi, Ronaldo

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri: 2-goal Hazard just like Messi, Ronaldoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has likened Eden Hazard to Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Hazard scored twice for victory at Watford.Sarri said, “Of course he’s very important for us but Messi is very important for Barcelona, Ronaldo is important for Juventus. “He’s a great player, he’s able to play in every position. At the moment he’s playing as a false nine and he’s able to play there.”He scored two and made two or three good assists. He’s very able to open spaces for his team-mates. He can play very well in every position.” last_img read more

Navios Subsidiary Fined for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

first_imgPiraeus-based Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., was sentenced to a USD 2 million fine by a U.S. district court for discharging oily waste at sea.The company was fined for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstructing a coast guard investigation. In addition, the federal district court placed Navimax on probation for four years.The discharge was made from Navimax operated 750-foot long oil tanker, Nave Cielo, in November 2017, in international waters, after the ship left New Orleans en route to Belgium, an investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard has determined.The 2007-built LR1 tanker, flagged in the Cayman Islands, was bought by Navios Maritime Acquisition from Germany’s Ernst Jacob KG in 2010 for USD 43 million, data from VesselsValue shows. The current value of the 74, 700 dwt ship is USD 14.9 million.Prior to a formal inspection on December 7, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard boarded the vessel near Delaware City when a crewmember gave the officers a thumb drive containing two videos, depicting a high-volume discharge of dark brown and black oil waste from a five-inch pipe, located 15-feet above water level, the U.S. Department of Justice said.As informed, during the Coast Guard boarding on December 7, 2017, crew members presented the ship’s Oil Record Book, which did not record this discharge.“The defendant violated environmental laws that protect our marine environment from harmful pollution,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss.  “The conviction and criminal fine, reinforced by a four-year term of probation, during which the defendant’s fleet of ships will be monitored, ensures that defendant is held accountable.  The message to the shipping industry is clear: environmental crimes at sea will not be tolerated.”  Video Courtesy: U.S. Department of Justicelast_img read more

Nova Scotia thieves steal Bluenose captains historic weather vane

first_imgLUNENBURG, N.S. – The RCMP are seeking the public’s help in the theft of an historic object once owned by Nova Scotia’s most famous sea captain — Capt. Angus Walters, skipper of the schooner Bluenose.The Mounties say that some time between last September and July 17, someone broke into a property in Kingsburg, N.S., and stole a brass weather vane once owned by Walters, who skippered the famous schooner during its racing heyday in the 1920s and 1930s.The 45-centimetre weather vane is in the shape of a sperm whale, and was stolen from a shed.Police say the item holds sentimental as well as historic value.Built in Lunenburg in 1921, the original Bluenose was a Grand Banks schooner often used for fishing, but it won international fame for its speed — routinely defeating the fastest American schooners.It remained undefeated until its final race in 1938 and was later sold off and used as a tramp freighter until it hit a reef and was wrecked off Haiti in 1946.last_img read more

Ban calls for reversal of slow progress in achieving gender parity at

21 October 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has exhorted the United Nations to take urgent actions to reverse the “regrettable trend” of sluggish advances made towards achieving gender parity in the Organization. That goal was to have been reached by 2000, but women only comprise 38.2 per cent of staff in the UN system, recording only a 1.3 per cent increase between 1 January 2005 and 30 December 2007.Statistics “show clearly that the pace of progress towards the goal of gender parity has been markedly slow, even marginal,” Mr. Ban writes in a report to the General Assembly made public today.UN bodies have reported impediments that fall into seven broad categories, he says: inadequate accountability, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms; the lack of special measures to achieve gender balance; the absence of a focal point system; limited flexible work arrangements; lack of outreach in recruitment; low numbers of qualified women applicants; and lack of adequate data on the causes of high attrition rates for women.In the UN Secretariat, the proportion of women in the professional and higher categories has remained nearly static, posting growth of only 0.1 per cent in the two years since mid-2006.But in spite of this “marginal” progress, there has been increased awareness of the issue of achieving gender parity in the UN. The bolstered prominence of the issue, coupled with the knowledge of minimal advances, could propel positive change, the report notes.“The entire system must more than redouble its efforts through adopting new policies where none exist and more rigorously implement existing ones,” Mr. Ban says. “Only then can meaningful [advancements] towards gender parity be achieved in the United Nations system.”In the new publication, the Secretary-General emphasizes the responsibility of senior managers to ensure that existing policies are implemented.“Efforts must be made to overcome the United Nations system’s informal organizational cultures which constrain the advancement of women staff,” it says, calling for putting flexible work arrangements into practice.Almost all organizations within the world body face large numbers of retirements in the near future, providing an opportunity to hasten progress towards stepped-up promotions and recruitment of qualified women.The report also singles out some agencies for praise for their good gender balance practices, including the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which has laid out measures for reaching 50 per cent representation of women at senior levels by 2015.It also commends the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for a recent report recommending affirmative action to attain and sustain the 50/50 parity goal, along with more efficient inter-agency mobility, especially among women in management positions. read more

Official Moussa Wague signs for Barcelona

first_imgSenegal international Moussa Wague has completed his transfer to BarcelonaAt just 19 years old, Wague proved to be one of Senegal’s star players at the World Cup this summer and scored for Aliou Cisse’s side in the 2-2 draw with Japan to become the youngest African goalscorer in finals’ history.Now Football-Espana have reported that Wague has completed a €5m move from Belgian club Eupen after agreeing on a long-term contract that will include a buy-out clause of €100m.Ernesto Valverde has decided to go ahead with a deal for the young full-back due to his plans to put Sergi Roberto into a central midfielder role for the upcoming season, while ensuring that his replacement Nelson Semedo has competition for the right-back spot.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The move for Wague was masterminded by general manager Pep Segura and sporting director Eric AbidalAlthough the teenager may have to start life at the Camp Nou in the Barcelona B team before he makes his debut for the senior side.Wague has made a total of 52 professional appearances for club and country.last_img read more

Supreme Court ruling on stripsearches wont change protocol at county jail

first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that jail officers may conduct strip-searches any time they want — even for the most minor crimes and when there’s no evidence of contraband such as weapons or drugs.But Sheriff Garry Lucas and his top officers say it’s not needed at the Clark County Jail, and his officers will continue to follow state law. In addition, some have said the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling goes too far in invading inmates’ privacy, according to a story by Adam Liptak published April 2 in the The New York Times.“Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, joined by the court’s conservative wing, wrote that courts are in no position to second-guess the judgments of correctional officials who must consider not only the possibility of smuggled weapons and drugs, but also public health and information about gang affiliations ,” Liptak wrote.On the other hand, the Times story says, “Justice Stephen G. Breyer, writing for the four dissenters, said the strip searches the majority allowed were “a serious affront to human dignity and to individual privacy” and should be used only when there was good reason to do so. Breyer said the Fourth Amendment should be understood to bar strip searches of people arrested for minor offenses not involving drugs or violence, unless officials had a reasonable suspicion that they were carrying contraband, the story says. Asked about the ruling, Lucas said, “strip searching every individual for any arrest is not necessary in order to maintain security of our facility.”As to whether the ruling will mean more strip searches here, Lucas said: “No. Clark County and all jails within the State of Washington must conduct strip searches consistent with State Law RCW 10.79.” Find it at Searches and Seizures.last_img read more

Attention WCTV Viewers Station Announces Major Channel Changes

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an important announcement from WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville:BackgroundFor more than 30 years, WCTV has had three television channels. While the numbers have changed, the concept has been the same: One channel is known as “Public”, a place where community producers can air content. The other channels are “Education” and “Government”. The former has included all school-related activities (including sports) and the latter includes all government meetings, in addition to programming produced by government officials.WCTV surveys over the past two years have shown that viewers are most interested in meetings, community events, school events and election coverage. Our channel structure currently divides these categories among three channels.When someone asks, “What channel are you on?”, the response is usually another question: “What are you looking for?” Programs from the library, Recreation Department and local scouts (to name just a few) also challenge the traditional definitions as to whether something is “public”, “educational” or “governmental”.Coming In January 2019WCTV (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37, formerly WCTV Public) will serve as the station’s primary channel for Wilmington content. This will be home to all live programming, major community & school events, sports and election programming. It will also include time blocks dedicated to Wilmington volunteer producers, even if their content is not specifically Wilmington-centric.WCTV Meetings (Comcast 22 / Verizon 38, formerly WCTV Government) won’t change much, but instead of airing content that is produced by government officials, this will almost exclusively be for municipal meetings. Note that live meetings may simulcast on our main channel and government channel. We know how important government meetings are to people and want to make sure they don’t miss them.WCTV Access (Comcast 99 / Verizon 39, formerly WCTV Education) represents the most dramatic change to our traditional lineup. This channel will feature programming from community producers, as well as public access programs that are produced outside Wilmington. It’s also where community-centric and school-related programming will go for a “longer shelf life” outside of our main channel schedule.What Channel Are You On?The answer is now: Comcast 9 / Verizon 37. Much like ESPN and HBO, we’ll have a main channel dedicated to the most relevant material, and then secondary channels for specific interests. We promise that each night starting at 7PM on WCTV, you can tune in to find either a live program or timely community content, whether it be an event on the common, a concert at the schools or an election-related interview.As a town, Wilmington isn’t divided along “public”, “education” and “government” lines. By putting content that is most relevant to our audience on one channel, we believe we make WCTV a better destination for television viewers.Got a question or feedback? Contact Executive Director Shaun Neville at 978-657-4066 or sneville@wctv.org.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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”last_img read more

Kapil Sharma leaving no stone unturned looking after his pregnant wife Ginni

first_imgKapil Sharma, Dharmendra, Ginni ChatrathInstagramKapil Sharma is on his way to become a father and the ace comedian is leaving no stone unturned looking after his pregnant wife Ginni Chatrath who is currently in her first trimester.Ever since Kapil learned about Ginni’s pregnancy, he has reportedly made a lot of changes in his busy shoot schedule to be with his long-time girlfriend and now wife.According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, during the initial days of pregnancy, Kapil used to quickly wind up for the day and rush to home to take care of Ginni. And now that Ginni is currently in Amritsar, Punjab, Kapil, who has been shooting for The Kapil Sharma Show in Mumbai, had been flying to and fro whenever he he gets time from his work schedule.Since there was nobody to take care of Ginni in Mumbai because of Kapil’s busy schedule, Ginni had flown to Punjab to stay with her family. And though Kapil had not spoken about Ginni’s pregnancy, his friend and co-star Krushna Abhishek and wife Kashmera Shah, on their twins’ Rayaan and Krishaang’s second birthday bash on June 2, had said that they are very happy and excited for Kapil’s baby to arrive.As per the report, Kapil along with Ginni had flown to Jalandhar on June 3 and stayed there for a night. The couple then flew off to Manali to spend some time together and has even shared a few photographs from the trip on his Instagram. The comedian then flew back to Mumbai to shoot for The Kapil Sharma Show. Kapil Sharma, Ginni ChatrathInstagramFor the uninitiated, Kapil and Ginni had tied the knot on December 12 and 13 at a lavish wedding ceremony in Jalandhar in the presence of their close friends and family. After the wedding, the newly-weds hosted two receptions, one in Amritsar and another in Mumbai. Both the events were star-studded affairs and saw the presence of many celebs from the Punjabi and Bollywood film industry. In February 2019, Kapil hosted another wedding reception in Delhi, which was graced by many prominent politicians and cricketers.last_img read more

JKAF calls Kashmir conflict pointless violence at Shopian meeting with families of

first_imgKashmiri political party Jammu & Kashmir Awami Forum (JKAF) held a meeting in Shopian on Thursday and announced an initiative to denounce youths engaging in militant activities. The families of 118 Kashmiri militants attended the meeting near the District Collector’s office. It was also attended by the parents of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam Padder and militant-turned-Army soldier Nasir Ahmed Wani. The families said, “since Youth is the future of Kashmir; we jointly seek assistance to the deprived, badly hit by present turmoil families for financial assistance for educational needs for their children.”JKAF chairman Farooq Ahmed said it is the “pointless violence” that is “hampering all progress” in the Kashmir valley. “The families of misguided youth who took up to violence are paying the price” while leaders who propagated violence “are leading lavish lives with a secure future of their children with foreign education,” he added.As a symbol of “Kashmir culture and hospitality,” Ahmed also urged locals to welcome pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra.last_img read more

Russian fighter jet flies close to US Navy plane

first_imgA Russian fighter jet flew close to a US Navy plane operating over the Black Sea, but the manoeuver was considered safe, a Navy spokeswoman said Friday.The Russian SU-27 came within about 20 feet (six meters) of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine plane while the US aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace Tuesday, according to Captain Pamela Kunze.”The interaction lasted 65 minutes and was considered safe and professional by the P-8A’s mission commander,” she said in a statement.Distance is only one variable that is considered when defining “safe and professional,” she added.Mid-air interceptions are routine in international air space, and Russian jets frequently scramble to fly alongside US spy planes in and around the Baltic Sea and elsewhere near Russia.”Most interactions are safe and professional,” Kunze said.last_img read more

US shutdown ends after Congress vote

first_imgWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday. Photo: AFPCongress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding, hours after Senate Democrats dropped their opposition to the plan after winning Republican assurances of a vote on immigration in the coming weeks.Trump signed the measure into law Monday night, and government operations would essentially return to normal on Tuesday.“I know there’s great relief that this episode is coming to an end,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told colleagues. “But this is not a moment to pat ourselves on the back. Not even close.”The stalemate consumed Washington for the better part of a week, as lawmakers and the White House feuded over immigration policy and the nation’s two main political parties exchanged bitter barbs before finally reaching a deal.“I am pleased Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” Trump said in a defiant statement, as lawmakers moved to get hundreds of thousands of federal government employees back to work.Democrats decided to end the three-day shutdown after making progress with ruling Republicans toward securing the fate of hundreds of thousands of so-called “Dreamers” brought to America as children, many of them illegally.With Democratic support, a bill keeping the government funded until February 8 easily passed the Senate, where different versions of the funding had languished for days.Word of the compromise deal struck in Washington sent US stocks surging to new highs.But the White House appeared in no mood for bipartisanship or magnanimity after a shutdown that overshadowed Trump’s first anniversary in office.Trump moved to undercut Democrats, saying he would only accept a comprehensive immigration reform—one that notably addresses his demands for a border wall with Mexico as well as the fate of the “Dreamers.”“We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country,” he said.Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer earlier announced his party would vote with Republicans to end the shutdown, but in a sign of the poisoned politics of Washington he pilloried Trump in the process.“The White House refused to engage in negotiations over the weekend. The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines,” Schumer said.Trump spent the weekend stewing at the White House when he had planned to be among friends and family at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida for his anniversary bash.And with the fundamental row on immigration and funding of Trump’s border wall unresolved, Republicans and Democrats may very well find themselves back in a similar stalemate come 9 February.High-profile holdoutsSchumer told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he expected Republicans to make good on a pledge to address Democrats’ concerns over the Deferred Action on Child Arrivals (DACA) program that shields immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation, but expires on 5 March.There are an estimated 700,000 “Dreamers” whose fates are up in the air.“If he does not, of course, and I expect he will, he will have breached the trust of not only the Democratic senators but members of his own party as well,” Schumer said.Trump has staked his political fortunes on taking a hard line on immigrants, painting them as criminals and scroungers.Senator Tim Kaine summed up the view of the more optimistic Democrats: “We got a commitment that I feel very, very good about.”But if no progress is made on an immigration bill, Molly Reynolds of the Brookings Institution warned, “Democrats still have the ability to potentially force another shutdown over the issue.”The House is under no obligation to pass any Senate bill generated as a result of McConnell’s pledge to cooperate with Democrats—although Speaker Ryan did say his chamber needs to “move forward in good faith” on DACA and immigration.Notably, many of the Senate Democrats who voted against the funding agreement included a litany of potential 2020 presidential candidates, including Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren.Dealmaker on sidelinesAhead of the deal, Trump had goaded Democrats from the sidelines, accusing them of shutting down the government to win concessions on immigration, in service of “their far left base.”There have been four government shutdowns since 1990. During the last one, in October 2013, more than 800,000 government workers were put on temporary leave.Essential federal services and the military were operational on Monday.last_img read more

Vivaldi tests user accounts in the browser

first_imgVivaldi tests user accounts in the browser by Martin Brinkmann on March 01, 2019 in Internet – Last Update: March 01, 2019 – 17 commentsThe next stable version of the Vivaldi web browser, created by Vivaldi Technologies AS, may feature user account management and guest mode support.Vivaldi Technologies releases snapshots of upcoming browser version regularly. New features land in snapshots builds of the web browser before they appear in Stable versions of the web browser.One of the recent snapshots of Vivaldi features support for user accounts. The feature works similarly to how Google handles the feature; this should not come as a surprise considering that the two browsers have the same codebase.Interested Internet users can download the latest snapshot from the Vivaldi blog.Vivaldi user accountsA new icon is placed next to the address and search bar in the interface. The account icon displays the active account on activation and additional option.The icon reflects the current user as you may select a custom icon for each consecutive user that you add to the browser. It is currently not possible to change the icon for the default user or any other user that you have created.Pick a name for the person, an icon from the list of available icons, and select whether to add a shortcut for that user to the desktop.The new user account is opened directly in a new browser window. A click on the icon displays all available accounts, an option to exit a session of a user, and another option to open a guest window.Guest windows are created in anonymous sessions; means, user data such as bookmarks, open tabs, or the browsing history, are not carried over from another account. A guest window always starts as a fresh session that is very similar to a first run session of the browser. Certain activity, e.g. the saving of bookmarks, is disabled during guest sessions.You may delete accounts again in Vivaldi by opening the management interface (by selecting manage people from the menu).The only options right now are to open an account or to remove one. Options to change user icons or make other changes are missing currently.Google Chrome offers nothing more than that. It is unclear if additional functionality will be added to Vivaldi’s implementation or if the browser stays on the same level as Chrome in that regard.Closing WordsUser account support is certainly a useful feature. You may use it to run different profiles for different tasks to separate them from each other, e.g. shopping, banking, research, entertainment, and social media.The guest account could be useful in situations where someone else wants  to use the browser quickly, for presentation purposes, or any other scenario where you may prefer to use a blank browser profile instead of your actual profile.Now You: Do you use multiple browser profiles?SummaryArticle NameVivaldi tests user accounts in the browserDescriptionThe next stable version of the Vivaldi web browser, created by Vivaldi Technologies AS, may feature user account management and guest mode support.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Fever of the Rat

first_imgBeware, the biting rat. (Credit: Shutterstock)Back in the 1980s, S.O.S. calls after midnight were common in the field of infectious disease. And as soon as my pager started to trill, I turned on my bedside lamp and dialed—often within thirty seconds. One night, I connected to an intern I’ll call Paddy. The background din quickly spelled “E.R.”“Sorry to disturb you, Dr. P, but a woman woke with a rat on her face. Then the rat bit her lip.”First, I expelled a disgusted “yecchh,” then I asked a question. “Was she drunk and passed out when it happened?” I asked, trying to picture the scene.“Oh yeah,” came Paddy’s laconic reply. “But she’s definitely awake now—and she’s punctured. So what’s the antibiotic du jour?”I sifted some facts. “Penicillin,” I finally announced. “Or tetracycline if she’s allergic. Don’t forget a tetanus booster.”“Rabies prophylaxis?”“Nah. Unless she confused a rat with a bat. But bats have such tiny teeth you’d barely see the drill marks. I’d take the patient at her word.”And that’s where we left it in 1981, when I was a newbie specialist and early-morning chats (as opposed to Internet searches) were standard procedure. The patient got a small bottle of Amoxicillin—the following night, Paddy no doubt regaled colleagues over pints of Guinness—and, decades later, here I am still wondering about someone who narrowly dodged “rat-bite fever,” an infection usually caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis.Does this same microbe continue to menace today? To channel Paddy, who grew up near Boston’s wharves: “Oh yeah.”On the other hand, people and rodents are now communing in ways even Paddy might never have predicted.Rite-Bite Fever, a Closer LookFor starters, rats don’t just up and attack. Which is not to say that infants, bed-bound seniors, and other defenseless people aren’t at risk for bites. Blame it on the siren call of food. In other words, many attacks begin when a venturesome Rattus norwegicus or Rattus rattus sniffs a tempting morsel or residue, be it ever so slight, on the face of helpless Homo sapiens.Now picture the diverse microbiota of rat-mouths, including wavy, beaded bacilli first described in 1914. Initially named Streptothrix muris ratti, two years later, the same bacteria grew from the blood of a laboratory rat handler who developed fever, rash, and arthritis. In a romantic nod to their resemblance to jewelry, the bugs would now be called Streptobacillus moniliformis (Greek streptos, curved or twisted + Latin bacillus, small rod; Latin monile, necklace + forma, appearance).Streptobacillus moniliformis (Credit: J. Clin. Microbiol. September 2012 vol. 50 no. 9 3122-3124)Humans can also contract rat-bite fever by consuming food or drink fouled with rodent waste. This syndrome originally surfaced in 1926, when residents of Haverhill, Massachusetts drank unwholesome milk and suffered soaring temps, aching joints, and skin lesions ranging from flat, red spots to papules, pustules, and blisters—the same telltale features earlier linked to bites.As for dire consequences, consider this: Before penicillin and other antibiotics came of age in the 1940s and 1950s, rat-bite fever killed 10 to 15 per cent of its victims, inflicting special woe on people who had previously suffered rheumatic fever followed by cardiac damage. Once the beady bugs adhered to their scarred heart valves and formed rough, bacterial plaque, they were well and truly doomed.Today, rather than watching and waiting, I prefer preemptive antibiotics for patients bitten by rats—which is exactly what Paddy cottoned years ago. The same strategy also applies to people nipped by mice, guinea pigs, or gerbils.Bumpy in BeantownIn 2006, a medical photo quiz in Clinical Infectious Diseases described a 26-year-old resident of Boston with classic features of rat-bite fever, including fever, chills, and bumpy, red blisters. To be exact, the latter were “erythematous to dusky purple papules of 1-2 mm in diameter” which crusted and healed only to recur where they had previously erupted. This denizen of Beantown hadn’t passed out from the drink, however. Her risk factor was a weird stable of pets including a python, rats, ferrets, and tarantulas.Although she couldn’t recall a bite, the animal-lover cleaned her pets’ cages, potentially exposing her to tainted excreta. In a touching display of “the human-animal bond,” she also let her rats lick her teeth.Er, right.Naturally, it was Streptobacillus moniliformis, which eventually grew from the patient’s blood—a good reminder that an oddball dating from World War I continues to threaten today. Other revelatory facts?Ten to 100 percent of lab rats and 50 to 100 percent of wild rats carry S. moniliformis in their nose and mouth.S. moniliformis can also lurk in rodent urine.Of Americans’ current toll of two million animal bites per year, 1 percent are inflicted by rats.Fast forward to 2017. From an article in the New York Times entitled “From the Subways to the Sofa: Pet Rats,” I learn that Etsy sells hammocks, sweaters, and comical costumes for rats (a slice of pepperoni pizza is especially popular). An accompanying photo reveals a charming, twig-thin blonde canoodling with an Upper West Side rogue named “Nibbler.”“I’ve definitely turned into a crazy rat lady,” she is quoted as saying, “but I’m totally O.K. with that.”Crazy was the word that stuck in my brain. Are people getting crazier? I wondered, or are some of us just dinosaurs for still loving dogs?Bottom line: it seems that rat-bite fever will continue to endanger humans for the foreseeable future.last_img read more