Queens Park camp set up in support of Regina group

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN NewsA new site in support of Regina’s Justice for Our Stolen Children has opened at Ontario’s legislature in Toronto.While supporting the efforts of everyone in Regina, people at Queen’s Park also want to raise awareness about Indigenous peoples across the province of Ontario.bandrews@aptn.ca@aptnbeverlylast_img

Eight People injured After Stabbing Attack in Russia Attacker Shot Dead

Rabat – A knifeman was shot dead by Russian authorities after a stabbing attack caused injury to eight people in the Siberian city of Surgut on Saturday.Two people were hospitalized in critical condition, said state-funded news agency, RIA Novosti.The attack happened around 10:20 a.m. local time.  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the incident via its news agency, AMAQ. #ISIS claims stabbing attack in #Surgut, #Russia, was carried out by “soldier of the caliphate.” 8 people injured, attacker shot dead pic.twitter.com/kKUExTUMvU— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) 19 août 2017The assault occurred two days after the terror attacks in Barcelona, where 14 were killed and at least 100 people injured.These two incidents were not the only murders happened this week. On Friday, two people were killed and others were injured after a stabbing attack at two markets squares in the Finnish city of Turku.Stabbing attack in Russia’s #Surgut: eight people injured https://t.co/ao1xLmfU42 pic.twitter.com/mh5fjvnDgb— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) 19 août 2017 read more

Southern Province Fisheries Minister released on bail

Southern Province Fisheries Minister D V Upul was released on bail today after he surrendered to court over an assault incident.D V Upul was produced before the Tissamaharama Magistrate and was granted bail. Earlier in the day he surrendered to the police after being accused of assaulting an individual last Saturday. (Colombo Gazette)

Kosovo head of UN mission condemns killing of Albanian family

“The cold-blooded killing of members of the Hajra family is shocking, monstrous and incomprehensive,” Hans Haekkerup said in a statement issued in Pristina. The head of Mission said “this foul murder is not just a tragedy for the Hajra family but for all of Kosovo, once again drawing attention to what is wrong in Kosovo society rather than what is right.” “Such acts of violence threaten the progress toward self-government and a democratic future,” Mr. Haekkerup said. “My deepest condolences go out to all those close to the Hajra family at this dark moment.” read more

Student research recognized at 3MT final and Jack M Miller award ceremony

Parents who observe signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early in their child’s life may be able to reduce the severity of ASD, or even prevent a diagnosis, with the help of special techniques.Master student Alicia Azzano researches how parents can be trained to teach their infants using strategies aimed at improving specific behaviours characteristic of ASD. The training includes a program called Behavioural Skills Training and Natural Environment Teaching.“The long-term goal of my research is to see whether early symptom identification and early intervention mediated by parents before children are diagnosed with ASD will make a difference to ASD diagnosis or severity,” says Azzano, who is with the Department of Applied Disability Studies. She says results so far are encouraging.Azzano presented her research at the final round of Brock University’s 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Challenge, capturing the first-place prize of $500.She will represent Brock at the provincial 3MT competition, to be held at McMaster University Wednesday, April 17.Now in its seventh year at Brock, the 3MT Challenge originated in Queensland, Australia in 2008 as a way for students to explain their research to a broad audience in plain, accessible terms. Presenters have three minutes and a single slide image to summarize their research.“This whole experience has meant a lot to me because not only does it give me a chance to practise my presentation skills, but it also allows me to spread awareness about the importance my research can have for many families who have a child at risk for autism,” says Azzano.Eight students competed in the 3MT preliminary round April 4, with three students — Azzano, Jennifer Wilkinson and Rachel Richmond, both from Applied Health Sciences — being selected to move to the final round April 11.During the April 11 Mapping the New Knowledges conference, student research was also recognized through the presentation of the 2019 Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards, given to research-based graduate students working on innovative projects. Recipients include (from left) Alison O’Connor, Sarah Walker, Carolyn Fast, Bradley Baranowski, Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Heather Gordon, Matthew Mallette, Lynn Trudeau, Greig Inglis, Emily Ham, Fares Belkhiria and Carmen Long.Richmond captured the second-place prize of $250 with her research presentation on the experience of how people manage their chronic pain. Wilkinson was awarded $100 for her talk on how the composition of membranes in muscle cells impacts the release of a particular protein that causes cell death.Judging the presentations were Shane Malcolm, Executive Director of Leadership Niagara, Frances Hallworth, Executive Director of United Way Niagara and Mark Cressman, Regional Director, Postmedia.“The three candidates were so great, it was a hard task to decide,” says Malcolm. “The level of how prepared each student was really elevated the calibre of the competition; all of them did an outstanding job.”The 3MT finals were held during the Mapping the New Knowledges conference, an annual event that showcases graduate student research.In addition to the 3MT challenge, student research was also recognized through the presentation of the 2019 Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards, given to research-based graduate students working on innovative projects.Miller served as Vice-President Research and Dean of Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2004. In his memory, students from Brock’s six Faculties are chosen to receive between $1,000 to $1,500 to support their research and scholarship.“I’m thrilled to be recognized for my research, as it gives me the opportunity to share my work with the Brock community and strive for further academic excellence,” says Emily Ham, a master’s student in Earth Sciences who researches microplastics in Niagara’s environment.This year’s Jack M. Miller award recipients are:Faculty of Applied Health SciencesBradley Baranowski, MSc in Applied Health Sciences, “Role of exercise induced BDNF on brain health”Matthew Mallette, PhD in Applied Health Sciences, “Effect of local muscle temperature manipulations on neuromuscular function”Greig Inglis, PhD in Applied Health Sciences, “Sex differences in the neural control of muscle”Faculty of Mathematics and ScienceEmily Ham, MSc in Earth Sciences, “Microplastics in Niagara water systems: Implications for Niagara ecosystems and waste”Sarah Walker, PhD in Biological Sciences, “MicroRNAs and regulation growth cone turning in invertebrate neurons”Faculty of Social SciencesStephanie Murray, MA in Geography, “Mobile ‘Homes’: An Ethnographic Study with American Vanlifers”Alison O’Connor, PhD in Psychology, “A Multi-Methodological Approach to Understanding Deception Across Adulthood”Faculty of EducationRachel St Hilaire, Master of Education, “Enhancing Instruction in a Changing World: Kindergarten Educator Collaborating to Implement Technology to Support Students’ Reading”Lynn Trudeau, PhD in Educational Studies, “Indigenous Researcher Identity: Reconciling Differing Spaces from an Ojibway Perspective”Faculty of HumanitiesCarolyn Fast, MA in History, “The Un-Making of Difference: The Winding Road of Deinstitutionalization (1960-2018)”Carmen Long, PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities, “Beyond Biology and Behaviour: Refiguring  Pan/Epidemic Disease Stigma”Goodman School of BusinessFares Belkhiria, MSc in Management, “Does e-Government Technology Always Fit? Moderating Role of Technology-Job Fit” read more

Ohio State fends off sluggish start beats Delaware 7664

Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) shoots a lay up. OSU won against Delaware, 76-64, Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerOhio State’s non-conference schedule is nearing completion, and as the team inches closer to the beginning of Big Ten play, things aren’t quite perfect in Columbus despite notching its 11th straight win to open the season.The No. 3 Buckeyes (11-0, 0-0) shook off a sluggish start to beat Delaware (5-6, 0-0), 76-64, Wednesday at the Schottenstein Center.OSU shot just 3-11 from the field in the first four minutes of action against the Blue Hens, not earning its first lead until the 13:07 mark in the first half.“We missed some lay ups early, and I think that affected us a little bit,” senior guard Aaron Craft said after the win. “Sometimes you gotta find a way to win when you’re not able to put the ball in the bucket.”The Blue Hens came into the game averaging 83.0 points per game, but despite holding them to nearly 20 points below their season average, Craft said OSU was less than pleased with the way they played on that side of the ball.“We weren’t really connected on defense today, and that’s on us,” Craft said.A back-and-forth affair continued until OSU took the lead for good with 3:15 remaining in the first half. The Buckeyes used a 12-0 run before the halftime buzzer sounded to take a 37-26 lead into the break.“Things weren’t going well for us early, and I thought we once again finished the first half on a strong note,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game. “That was definitely, probably the difference in the game for us in terms of coming out, and getting an 11-point lead at halftime there was big.”The lead swelled to 16 at one point in the second half, but the Blue Hens cut it to eight with 1:48 to play before a combined eight straight points by senior guards Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Craft helped close out the game.“That’s quite honestly what I want Ohio State seniors to play like. I think from a standpoint of what they did, the plays that they made (down the stretch) were big-time plays,” Matta said.Delaware’s leading scorer, senior guard Devon Saddler, finished with 17 points off the bench, six below his average. Blue Hens coach Monté Ross said he was proud of the way his team came out and almost pulled the upset.“I thought that our guys stood toe to toe, for the most part, with what I’m going to call the best team in the country,” Ross said after the game. “I’m going to say that, I’m going to keep saying that because we played them and I hope they win every game the rest of the way.”OSU had four players score in double figures, led by junior forward LaQuinton Ross with 19. The Buckeyes shot just 40.7 percent from the field, a dip from the 52.7 percent clip they held in their last three victories.Matta said he was unable to really say why his team was flat against Delaware Wednesday, but was happy to come away with a victory.“Sometimes you have some games where it’s not clicking the way you want it to,” Matta said. “I think the difference between the good teams and great teams is great teams can figure it out.”“We had practiced very well leading into this game, and we came out and we just weren’t as sharp as we needed to be on both ends of the floor,” Matta said.OSU is set to travel to New York Saturday to take on Notre Dame (8-3, 0-0) in its last game of the Gotham Classic. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. read more

TT man shot dead in bed while girl 17 slept next

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrinidad schoolboy gunned downFebruary 4, 2019In “Crime”Cousins gunned down in T&TJune 19, 2017In “Crime”T&T mom, 44, killed, daughter critical after gunman storms Manzanilla barDecember 11, 2017In “latest news” (Trinidad Express) A Sangre Grande man was shot dead in his bed yesterday morning.Garth Sansand, 28, of Machack Street, Foster Road, was shot in the head and died at hospital.KILLED: Garth SansandHis 17-year-old girlfriend told police they were asleep in his one room apartment when she was awakened by explosions at around 1.30 a.m. Tuesday. Moments later she felt Sansand shaking and she looked over and saw blood oozing from his head.Police officers of the Sangre Grande CID responded and paramedics took Sansand to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he died at around 4.30 a.m.The teenager gave a statement to police on the incident.Sansand’s killing took the murder toll to 46, according to an Express tally. read more

Swiss champion beat Austrian in the last preseason test

The Swiss champions Kadetten Schaffhausen ended pre-season period with a victory in away match against the Austrian best side – HC Alpla Hard 32:30. Kadetten’s coach Markus Baur gave the chance to some young guns, Zoran Markovic and Luka Maros scored five goals each which put their team in front of the neighbours.Kadetten will play at the VELUX EHF Champions League Group C, while Austrians will try to qualify for the elite handball competition through qualifications tournament in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the second week of September.PHOTO: Kadetten Schaffhausen ← Previous Story Mathieu Grebille to miss 6 months of season! Next Story → Basketball marketing guru will be new RK Gorenje director Alpla HardKadetten Schaffhausen read more

Want to get into politics Heres how to go about it

first_imgA member of the European Commission, Parliament or CourtsA Minister of the Government or a Minister of StateAn Ceann Comhairle and an CathaoirleachA member of an Garda Siochana or a full-time member of the Irish defence forcesJudgesThe Comptroller and Auditor GeneralCivil servants. Where it does not specifically state in your contract of employment that you may be a member of a local authorityA person employed by a local authority and is not the holder of a class, description or grade of employment designated by order under section 161(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2001A person employed by the Health Service Executive and who is at a grade or of a description of employment designated by order of the Minister for HealthPeople who have been imprisoned for a term longer than 6 monthsPeople who have failed pay local authority chargesPeople who have failed to comply with an order of a court to pay money due to a local authorityPeople who have been convicted of fraud or dishonest dealings, corrupt practice or acting while disqualifiedParty or non-partyThe next question you may want to ask yourself is do you want to align yourself with a party or would you prefer to run as an independent candidate?Speaking to Women for Election, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation aiming to bring a gender balance to Irish politics, said people need to consider what is there preference is.“We would stress that all the political parties are actively looking for good, competent and capable candidates around the country and people who are interested in their community and representing it politically should put their hands up and actively enquire about the potential of running for the local elections either as an independent or with a party that represents their values,” said co-founder Michelle O’Donnell Keating.“We are obviously aimed at women, and there is especially a great need for women interested in politics in rural areas to step forward,” she said.Here’s how you go about getting nominated:Nomination forms are available at your local city or county manager’s office, advise Citizen’s Information, who state that once you have completed your nomination form, you must then return the nomination form back to them.You may include party affiliation on the nomination paper, but if you have no party affiliation, you may be described as ‘Non-Party’ or you may leave this space blank.If you are a member of a political party, you must submit a Certificate of Party Affiliation with your nomination form.However, if you are an independent candidate, you must complete your nomination form and one of the following:Statutory declarations by 15 assentors. These are persons registered to vote in the electoral area concerned.Lodge a deposit of €100 for county/city council and €50 for borough/town council with the returning officer.The returning officer must rule on whether your nomination paper is valid within one hour of it’s presentation.I want to run as part of a party, how do I do that?If you do not want to be on the ballot as a non-party candidate then you are going to have to be a member of a party. You should approach the political party about joining and be sure to voice you interest in running in the upcoming election.O’Donnell Keating told TheJournal.ie as of Friday, in total, 1127 selections had been made nationwide. Of the selections made, 852 are men, while 275 are women.She said:The time to act is now. A lot selections have been made, and a lot more will be made over the weekend, but there are still opportunities there. Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?> THE DATE IS set. The government announced this week that the local and European Parliament elections will be held together on Friday, 23 May.Do you feel disillusioned with politics, think you can do a better job? Why not throw your hat in the ring.Since mid 2013, the political parties have been selecting the candidates they want to run for them in the local elections. However, there is a specific week in which nominations are taken, taking place four weeks before the polling day.However, there are still opportunities out there. If you are seriously thinking about putting yourself forward, then the time to act is now.So, first thing’s first: Are you eligible?You are eligible to be elected to a local authority if you are ordinarily resident in Ireland and you are at least 18-years-old. You don’t have to be an Irish citizen.According to Citizen’s Information, you are not eligible if you are or have done any of these things:center_img And you never know, this could be you in May.Read: 23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS>last_img read more

Tizen phones and tablets will run Android apps

first_imgPart of the beauty of Android is that its open nature allows non-Google developers to make its engine run on other operating systems. RIM introduced it to BlackBerry PlayBook owners in PlayBook OS 2.0, and now it looks like OpenMobile’s ACL (app compatibility layer) will bring the same functionality to Tizen and Meego devices.The ACL will provide device manufacturers an easy way to offer their customers a way to enjoy hundreds of thousands of additional apps — sort of. Google won’t welcome these non-Android devices into the Google Play marketplace, which means users of Tizen phones will have to either head to a third-party market (like Amazon AppStore or OpenMobile’s own AppMall) if they want to install apps or wait for the dev community to hack in access to Google Play.As you can see in the video, it’s not always a smooth experience — and sometimes the apps (like Facebook and Winamp) don’t look particularly great when scaled up to a tablet-sized screen. Often you’re left with tiny text and equally tiny UI elements that don’t work well on what appears to be a 10-inch tablet. On a phone, hopefully, the experience would be an improved one.But why buy a Tizen phone with OpenMobile’s ACL instead of a similar Android phone that offers direct access to all the big-name apps? For users who like what they see in Tizen and genuinely don’t want their devices running the full Android OS, being able to run the apps will no doubt be a big bonus. In the end, it may all come down to price.If someone who wants Android apps can get a cheap, open, hacker-friendly Tizen device without shelling out as much cash as they would for a comparable Android, they might just be willing to opt for the alternative — especially if Samsung and friends can prove they’re going to push updates in a timely fashion. You know, once there are actual devices out there that need them.More at The Handheld Blog and OpenMobilelast_img read more

Cancer du poumon les malades invités à participer à un essai de

first_imgCancer du poumon : les malades invités à participer à un essai de vaccinFrance – Des chercheurs de l’institut Gustave Roussy sont en train de mener la phase 2 d’un essai visant à stimuler l’immunité de patients atteints de cancers bronchiques.Des scientifiques de l’institut Gustave Roussy de Villejuif souhaitent mettre au point un vaccin thérapeutique contre le cancer du poumon. Ce traitement est élaboré à partir des propres cellules de chaque patient, il est sensé faire régresser ou stabiliser la tumeur en stimulant les défenses naturelles de l’organisme.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosPour leur étude, les médecins ont dû trouver des patients volontaires, 41 pour le moment. Des candidats atteints d’un cancer inopérable avancé. Les malades ne doivent pas avoir commencé la chimiothérapie, ou ne pas en avoir dépassé les quatre premiers cycles, avec régression ou stabilisation de la tumeur. L’essai, Dex2, lancé par l’équipe, vise à rééduquer le système immunitaire pour pouvoir combattre la tumeur. Les médecins vont d’abord isoler des globules blancs appelés monocytes. Ceux-ci seront ensuite transformés en cellules dendritiques, qui vont intervenir dans la régulation du système immunitaire. Le vaccin sera injecté au patient toutes les semaines pendant un mois puis tous les quinze jours pendant trois mois.  Le docteur Benjamin Besse, qui veut mettre au point ce vaccin, ne veut cependant pas donner de faux espoirs aux malades, selon Destination Santé. Il parle d’un travail “préliminaire”, d’une “première étape”. Le 23 novembre 2010 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Batshuayi confirms his season is over

first_imgBorussia Dortmund loan star Michy Batshuayi has admitted that his season is now “probably over” after sustaining an ankle injury during their defeat to rivals Schalke 04 over the weekendThe Belgium international had to be taken off on a stretcher after a challenge by Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli.Batshuayi later took to Twitter to inform fans that his season is now most likely over with his prospects of making the World Cup for Belgium currently uncertain.“Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon” wrote the 24 year-old.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … ?? Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon ?? pic.twitter.com/GORkrFz9kk— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) 16 April 2018The forward had enjoyed a superb start at Dortmund, since arriving on the final day of the January transfer window on a loan deal from Chelsea, and had scored seven goals in his 10 appearances in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

Former Seward Correctional Officer Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

first_imgStewart Blakeslee, 34, of Kasilof, was sentenced on Wednesday on a consolidated count of possession of child pornography. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A former correctional officer from Seward’s Spring Creek Correctional Facility was sentenced for charges of possessing child pornography. On July 8, 2017, a warrant was issued by Palmer Court for Blakeslee, he was arrested and arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse and remanded to Wildwood Correctional Center. Blakeslee was employed as a correctional officer at Spring Creek at the time of his arrest. According to Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, they received allegations of distribution out of a hotel in the Wasilla area and then issued a search warrant for Blakeslee. He was there attending a DOC Prisoner Transport Officer School.center_img A subsequent search of his home computer in Kasilof found dozens of images and videos depicting child sexual exploitation, according to court documents. Blakeslee was sentenced to eight years with four suspended, seven years of supervised felony probation and registration as a sex offender for 15 years.last_img read more

Beyond The Hits Hozier Keeps It Credible Urgent With New Songwriting

first_imgAuthentic Irish blues upstart is headed toward his second album, staying urgent and level-headed at the same timePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 4, 2018 – 2:31 pm While his next full-length album isn’t expected to be released before 2019, and his self-titled debut was released almost four years ago containing the smash hit “Take Me To Church,” it may seem like Hozier has had plenty of time to shape his new material. But between extensive touring, maintaining a hectic schedule of public appearances, don’t be so sure. The young star recently shared his solution to the difficulties he’d had creating new songs on the road — get right to work writing and recording.”There was a bit of an urgency to get these songs written,” he said recently in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I wanted to empty the pockets and get as many songs down as possible.”A tough act to follow indeed, “Take Me To Church” was nominated for Song Of The Year at the 57th GRAMMY Awards and Hozier performed it on the telecast on Feb. 8, 2015, in a medley with “I Put A Spell On You” with Annie Lennox. The first four songs of Hozier’s new batch of tunes are set to arrive Sept. 6 packaged as the Nina Cried Power EP. News Beyond The Hits: Hozier Keeps It Credible & Urgent With New Songwriting Facebook Hitmaker Hozier On Urgency In Songwriting beyond-hits-hozier-keeps-it-credible-urgent-new-songwriting Twitter Self-taught on the guitar at 15, his dad’s Chicago Blues record collection first exposed him to music’s special power to convey urgent messages, and he began writing songs before college. He stepped away from college later to self-produce demos. Startlingly his early material captured countryside sounds such as the cry of a fox. Hozier said, “I played as much of the instruments as I could myself.” Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 12, 2015 – 12:04 pm Hozier Knows How To Work On Instinct NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 14, 2014 – 6:02 pm Hozier Turns Spooky Doubts Into Affirming Messages Hozier also took time in the interview to share his admiration for freedom-fighting role models Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, and Mavis Staples, and he expressed his excitement to work on new material with the legendary Booker T. Jones, whose voice has been raised as an advocate of copyright reform in 2018. Advocacy, social issues and the struggle for human rights have always been strong themes Hozier summons into his lyrics time and again. We spoke with him at Austin City Limits Festival in 2015 while the “whirlwind” of his debut album’s stunning year was in full force. His sense of admiration for role models was extended as well to performing with Lennox at the 57th GRAMMY Awards. He then proceeded to recite many blues masters of which Muddy Waters is merely one, with a list just for Mississippi Delta bluesmen. Hozier will return to ACL this year Oct. 5 & 12 headlining behind another legend, Paul McCartney.On the brink of sharing new music with the world, and despite his popularity, Hozier refuses to overthink pursuing commercial success.”All I can do is trust my instinct on it,” he said, “We’ll have to wait and see.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/Hozier/status/1036547988745854976last_img read more

EW NSU students clash with attackers cops

first_imgStudents and activists of ruling party Awami League clash in front of the East West University on Monday. Photo: CollectedStudents of East West and North South universities locked into clashes with police and attackers in front of their campuses in the city’s Aftabnagar and Bashundhara Gate area on Mondayduring their demonstrations protesting at Saturday’s attacks on students at Jhigatala.Witnesses said when a group of students of East West University gathered in front of the university around 10:30am, police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, reports UNB.A chase and counter-chase took place between the police and the students, said witnesses.A teacher of the university wishing anonymity said police lobbed teargas shells at intervals inside the university.The law enforcers along with some attackers wearing helmets attacked general students in front of the campus, according to the teacher.The attackers hurled brickbats at the students who took shelter inside the university campus. The students also hurled brickbats targeting the attackers in a counter-attack.Read more: East West students, police clashA student of the university said the situation is getting worse as police beat up general students and picked some of them up.The sporadic clashes among the students, police and miscreants continued till 2 pm.Besides, a clash broke out among the students of North South University (NSU), police and attackers when the students took position near Bashundhara Gate and staged demonstrations protesting Sunday’s attack on students in Jigatola area of the capital.Police lobbed tear gas shells to disperse them while the miscreants equipped with sticks chased the students.Besides, several hundred students of Dhaka University staged demonstrations on the campus protesting the attack on the students and demanding resignation of Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan atnoon.UNB Shahjalal University correspondent reports:, students gathered in front of the main gate of the university around 10:00am and locked the gate as part of their protests against attack on students.They brought out a protest rally and expressed solidarity with the students of schools, colleges and universities in front of central Shaheed Minar in Chowhatta area of the city.The protesting school and college students, who were managing traffic at Jigatala intersection and Mirpur in the capital, came under attackon Saturdaywhich left an unspecified number of students injured.last_img read more

Georgias First Black Supreme Court Justice to Step Down

first_imgBy The Associates PressATLANTA (AP) — A jurist who became the first African American to serve on the Georgia Supreme Court plans to step down after serving three decades on the high court.The court said in a news release Friday that Justice Robert Benham has announced he’ll leave the court next year rather than seeking reelection to another six-year term. He was appointed to the court in December 1989 by then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris.In a July 16, 2007 file photo, Supreme Court of Georgia Justice Robert Benham presides over a hearing, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Zachary D. Porter, Pool, File)The release says Benham is now 72 and has been telling people for a while that this would be his last term as he would reach the mandatory retirement age of 75 shortly after beginning a new term if he ran again.His successor will be selected in a statewide election in May 2020.last_img read more

Zeremenko Joins Softball Staff

first_imgZeremenko joins the Cardinals following a stellar playing career at Pittsburgh during which she helped the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a pair of runner-up finishes in the conference championship. The two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) all-Mid-Atlantic Region selection and all-ACC honoree played for the Panthers from 2015 through 2018 and left her name etched in the Pitt record book, owning the career mark for home runs (46) and standing tied for second with 127 RBIs. University of Louisville head softball coach Holly Aprile has announced that Giorgiana Zeremenko will join her staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Following the completion of her collegiate career, Zeremenko became the first softball player in Pitt history to be drafted to play professionally when she was selected by the E1 Pro Ballers as the 19th overall pick in the inaugural American Softball Association (ASBA) draft. She went on to earn 2018 All-ASBA first-team honors after posting a .303 batting average and leading the E1 Pro Ballers with nine home runs, 26 RBIs and 20 runs. The Canonsburg, Pa.,native graduated from Pittsburgh in 2018 with a degree in exercise science and was an all-ACC academic team member her senior year.   As a senior, Zeremenko played an integral role in Pitt’s first ACC Coastal Division championship, pacing the squad with a .340 batting average, 50 hits, 15 home runs and was second on the team with 29 RBIs. She finished her career with all-ACC and all-Mid-Atlantic Region first team honors.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The catcher had a breakout season in 2016 when she belted out a program-record 17 home runs while leading the team with a .392 batting average, and setting single-season marks for on-base percentage (.487) and slugging percentage (.888). Following the season, she picked up the first of her NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors as a second team selection. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Giorgiana Zeremenko join our staff,” said Aprile. “The value of adding someone of G’s individual and athletic caliber to our staff, who also understands the values and purpose behind everything that we do is immeasurable.  She has an incredible passion for the game and I know that she will establish a great rapport with our student-athletes.  We can’t wait for her to get to the ‘Ville and get started.” Story Links “I’m super excited to work under this amazing staff and learn from them on the other side of the lines,” said Zeremenko. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to start my coaching career at a top-tier university like the University of Louisville. It’s a great college town and the environment is electric and I can’t wait to get down there and get started.”last_img read more

Amazon expected to release its own Android games console by Black Friday

first_imgGoogle Play is usually your first port of call when looking for Android games, but it’s easy to forget that Amazon has its own Android app store, too. That may change later this year though, as Amazon has apparently decided to go head-to-head with the Ouya and Nvidia Shield by releasing its very own games console.The rumor is that Amazon will ship a games console running Android and including a controller in time for Black Friday this year. The company already has a healthy selection of games to offer anyone purchasing such a console, plus it already offers one app a day for free, which could be a major draw and marketing tool surrounding the launch.The other thing Amazon could do is price this console well below anything else on the market. Depending on how powerful the machine is, we could see Amazon decide to go with a sub-$100 price point just to get units shifting. And as it would predictably be tied to Amazon’s marketplace, it would offer up yet another way to not just sell games and apps, but also stream movies and other content.If this turns out to be true it would be a major blow for the Ouya, especially if Amazon’s console ends up being cheaper and more powerful. Sony and Microsoft will also take notice, especially as the machine will be launching around the same time as the PS4 and Xbox One. It’s unlikely the platform would impact either machine’s sales, but it does class as yet more competition entering the game space, and from a company that has a lot of influence on online shoppers.last_img read more

By the Numbers Facebook Likes Tinder Swipes Uber Rides and More Infographic

first_img 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 13, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Facebook users “like” more than 4.1 million posts every minute of every day. That means they like almost 250 million posts every hour.Tinder users swipe more than 590,000 times every minute of every day. That means they swipe past more than 35 million potential lovers every hour.Uber users take almost 700 rides every minute of every day. That means they’re taking more than 40,000 rides every hour.That’s a lot of Facebook liking, Tinder swiping and Uber ride-hailing. It’s kind of mind-boggling if you stop to think about it for, say, a minute. All of that activity means that a lot of data is being created. Each like, swipe and ride represents the creation of data that lives on the Internet.For a deeper look into how much data is created every minute, have a look at the infographic embedded below compiled by Domo, a cloud-based business management platform.Click to Enlarge+ Related: How to Use Your Endless Stream of Big Data as an Asset Register Now »last_img read more

ONYX Hospitality Group to accelerate the growth of OZO

first_imgONYX Hospitality Group to accelerate the growth of OZOONYX Hospitality Group has entered a strategic alliance with Singapore Hospitality Holdings to accelerate the growth of the OZO and Shama portfolio across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. A newly formed joint venture established by both partners is targeted to open 46 OZO and Shama properties in key Asia-Pacific city and resort destinations by 2024.The partnership will boost ONYX’s current portfolio of 24 OZO and Shama properties to 70 properties by 2024. During the initial period, the joint venture will invest in new OZO openings in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and the Maldives.OZO is a select service hotel brand created for travellers who seek a great night’s sleep, a great breakfast, and great connectivity. There are currently four OZO hotels in operation in Thailand, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka and an additional four hotels under development in Vietnam, Malaysia and China.Shama is a leading provider of serviced apartments in prime gateway cities in the region. The current Shama portfolio consists of 10 properties in China, Hong Kong and Thailand, with an additional six properties under development in Malaysia and China.Peter Henley, President and CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group, said:“This is a significant development for ONYX which will help us expand our reach in the select service and extended stay segments regionally. OZO and Shama both perform well and continue to exceed consumer expectations whilst attracting strong regional investor interest. This joint venture with Laith Pharaon and Singapore Hospitality Holdings will accelerate the growth and expansion of OZO and Shama and help us reach our strategic goal of becoming the leading mid-sized hospitality management company in Asia.”Laith Pharaon, owner of Singapore Hospitality Holdings which is also a shareholder of the brand-new Amari Havodda Maldives, said:“There is strong growth and development potential in the select service and extended stay segments. OZO and Shama are already achieving good success and expanding in their respective segments. We have enjoyed working with ONYX on the opening of Amari Havodda Maldives and look forward to working with them on multiple projects in the long term. This partnership presents opportunities for the growing OZO and Shama brands to expand even more strategically and benefit from the combined strengths of Singapore Hospitality Holding’s hotel development experience and ONYX’s hospitality management expertise.”Source = ONYX Hospitalitylast_img read more