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Congress dismantled idea of Narendra Modi Rahul GandhiCongress dismantled idea of Narendra Modi Rahul Gandhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that the Congress has managed to dismantle the idea of Narendra Modi in the past five years. He also mocked the prime minister for holding his first press conference just days before polling ends. BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi held a press conference at the party headquarters at the same time when Gandhi addressed the media at the Congress head office. “Why did the prime minister not accept my challenge for a debate on the Rafale issue,” asked Gandhi. Answering a question, he asserted that the philosophy of Shah and Modi cannot be the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi also said that the Election Commission’s role in these polls has been “biased” and it has issued orders keeping in mind Modi’s schedule.last_img read more

Al Hoceima Crown Prosecutor Rejects Rumors Surrounding Rif Activists DeathAl Hoceima Crown Prosecutor Rejects Rumors Surrounding Rif Activists Death

Rabat – The Crown Prosecutor in Al Hoceima has moved to dispel rumors regarding the death of Rif activist Najim Abdouni.Abdouni died on Thursday at the Mohammed V hospital in Al Hoceima where he was taken after receiving a head injury, according to media reports.Some online media outlets claimed Abdouni died in “unclear” circumstances, adding that he had been hit on the head and that his family had called for an investigation into his death. In a statement, the Crown Prosecutor said “this was not true,” writing that Abdouni had fallen from the roof of his house. It further noted that Abouni’s son himself had not questioned the fact that the incident was an accident.Still, the release stated that an investigation has been opened to establish the truth of the incident. The death of Abdouni occurred only two days after the death of Imad El Attabi, the activist who was hit in the head during the July 20 march in Al Hoceima.For almost two weeks before his death, El Attabi had been lying in coma in Rabat’s military hospital. Amid claims the 25-year-old had been struck by a tear gas canister, police denied he had been injured by the police intervention, stating he had been hit by rocks thrown by other protesters.On Wednesday, emotion ran high in Casablanca as protesters gathered in mourning. read more

Top UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Afghan wedding partyTop UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Afghan wedding party

10 June 2010The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has condemned last night’s attack on a wedding party in the southern province of Kandahar, which reportedly killed around 40 people and wounded at least 70 more. “I am shocked and deeply saddened at the loss of life and large number of those injured last night in Nagahan village, Arghandab in Kandahar,” Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a statement.“I condemn this outrageous act. To specifically target people who were gathering at a moment of happiness to celebrate a wedding shows a total disregard for civilian life,” he added.According to media reports, the Taliban is believed to have carried out the attack but the group has denied involvement. Mr. de Mistura, who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), expressed the condolences of all UN staff to those who lost loved ones in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured. read more

NewsAlertFormer Suncor Energy CEO Rick George dies of leukemia at age 67NewsAlertFormer Suncor Energy CEO Rick George dies of leukemia at age 67

CALGARY — Rick George, former CEO of Suncor Energy and a pioneer of Canada’s oilsands industry, has died at the age of 67.George’s family says he died after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia.Over a 20-year career, George built Suncor Energy into one of Canada’s largest corporations.He retired from the company in 2012.More Coming.

Take 6 highlights busy week at Centre for the ArtsTake 6 highlights busy week at Centre for the Arts

Take 6 — the most award-winning vocal group in history — will perform Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.Brock University’s Centre for the Arts will be busy this week with three shows at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.It starts Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. where De Temps Antan will perform time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past.Through a variety of instruments, including blazing fiddle, brash accordion, exquisite guitar and pristine vocals, the ensemble marries virtuosic playing with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional music from La Belle Province.De Temps Antan began life as a small Québécois roots band within a much bigger one.Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis first got together as a trio while playing and touring as members of the Quebec supergroup, La Bottine Souriante.Take 6 — the most award-winning vocal group in history — will perform Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.With 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award and many more accolades, Take 6 is the quintessential a cappella group and model for vocal genius.Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop.With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group in the world.Award-winning jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter Laila Biali will perform Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.Biali, who combines pop, rock and soul, all infused with a bit of jazz, has toured with Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and recorded with and supported Sting.Biali’s music has been presented at prestigious venues spanning four continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.George Koller will join Biali on bass and Davide DiRenzo on drums.Discounted tickets are available for college, university and high school students.To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 905-688-5550 x3257, long distance toll free 1-866-617-3257 or visit online.The Sean O’Sullivan Theatre lobby and box office is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. read more

Everyone Wants To Go Home During Extra Innings — Maybe Even TheEveryone Wants To Go Home During Extra Innings — Maybe Even The

The left panel shows the comparative rate of strike calls when, in the bottom of an inning in extras, the batting team is positioned to win — defined as having a runner on base in a tie game — relative to those rates in situations when there’s no runner on base in a tie game. When the home team has a baserunner, umps call more balls, thus setting up more favorable counts for home-team hitters, creating more trouble for the pitcher, and giving the home team more chances to end the game.The right-hand side of the chart shows squares at identical strike zone locations, but shaded according to changes in strike rates when the extra-inning scenario favors the away team. More specifically, any time the away team is trying to hold onto a lead in the bottom half of an inning after the ninth. Here, and as in the pitch to Marisnick, umps call more strikes, giving the batting team fewer chances to extend the game.Altogether, teams that are in a position to win get up to a 27 percentage point increase in the rate of called balls, while teams that look like they’re about to lose see increased strike rates of up to 33 percentage points. Differences are largest in fringe areas of the strike zone, where the opportunity for umpire discretion is the highest: 62 percent of these squares in the left panel are green, while 72 percent of fringe squares on the right panel are pink.2We’re defining the fringe area as squares within one square of the black line marking the edge of the strike zone. In both settings, umps are more likely to use whatever behavior gets the game over with the quickest. That may not necessarily be a bad thing. MLB games are already slow, and extra-innings play often comes late at night, which means smaller crowds and fewer television viewers.MLB did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the league has made no secret of its interest in shortening games. Even so, umpires may not be consciously deciding who should win. Humans are susceptible to various biases they may not be aware of, and even just a bit of fatigue could unintentionally push umpires in one direction or the other on borderline calls.Moreover, according to sources within the umpire union, umps don’t get paid more when games go to extra innings. In other words, MLB asks them to take on extra work without providing any extra compensation. That’s one more reason they may want the game to end early — their paycheck’s the same regardless. In the top of the 10th inning in Sunday night’s nationally televised contest between the Astros and Rangers — one that will most likely be remembered as the night a 44-year-old nearly no-hit the defending World Series champs — the visiting Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead.In the bottom of the frame, the home team’s hopes rested on Jake Marisnick, who, with runners at the corners, two outs, and his team still trailing by a pair of runs, worked a 3-1 count against Jake Diekman. A Marisnick walk would load the bases for the Astros, bringing reigning World Series MVP George Springer to the plate, a hit away from tying or winning the game.On Diekman’s fifth pitch, it appeared that Marisnick had earned a walk. “This is not a strike, this is off the plate,” ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza opined as the networks’ K-Zone showed the pitch a few inches outside. Home plate umpire Adam Hamari disagreed, however, calling the pitch strike two. Marisnick struck out swinging on the following pitch to end the game, and the outfielder slammed his bat in disgust.Umps miss balls and strikes all the time. But the strike two in that Marisnick at-bat is emblematic of a larger pattern of borderline calls, albeit one that umps probably produce unwittingly: In extra innings, umpires will vary ball and strike calls in ways that tend to end the game as quickly as possible.To find this pattern, we looked at pitches thrown in the bottom of extra innings, when the game could quickly end.1Data was grabbed using Bill Petti’s baseballr package, which scrapes pitch location information from If the away team scored in the top half of an inning and held a lead, as was the case in Marisnick’s at-bat, an umpire hoping for a faster exit would call more strikes, making it more likely that the home team will be sent down quickly. Alternatively, if the home team got a runner aboard, umps would be more likely to favor them by calling fewer strikes, giving the team more chances to get the runner across the plate and send everyone home.Here’s a chart showing how umps changed their behavior in these situations between 2008 and 2016, a sample of roughly 32,000 pitches. Each square shows the percentage increase or decrease in the likelihood that a pitch is called a strike in that part of the strike zone. The color of each square (green for more balls, pink for more strikes) corresponds with which side umps are favoring, while how darkly shaded the square is reflects the size of the change (in percentage points). read more

Former NBA player Brandon Roy shot wounded in CaliforniaFormer NBA player Brandon Roy shot wounded in California

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Authorities say former NBA player Brandon Roy was shot while attending a party in Southern California over the weekend.Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Williams said Wednesday that Roy was one of four people shot in Compton on Saturday.He said Roy and the three other victims were attending a party when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word.Williams said all four victims were shot in the upper body but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made.Roy was a shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers and won the NBA’s Rookie of The Year award in 2007.He now coaches the men’s basketball team at a Seattle high school.last_img

German hacker confesses to stealing data on Merkel other politiciansGerman hacker confesses to stealing data on Merkel other politicians

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate $155 at Google Express Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $999 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The hack affected politicians who meet inside Germany’s Reichstag, which is topped by this dome. Insights/UIG via Getty Images A 20-year-old German confessed to hacking hundreds of politicians’ personal data, authorities said Tuesday.He was arrested Sunday after police searched his home but was released after confessing to last month’s cyberattack because they don’t consider him a flight risk. In addition to hacking politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he is suspected of stealing data about journalists and other public figures.”During the interrogation, the defendant stated that he had acted alone in the data spying and unauthorized data releases,” the Federal Criminal Police Office said. “The investigations have so far revealed no evidence of third-party participation.”The man was motivated by “annoyance” over the victims’ public statements, according to police, and published the information throughout December using the Twitter account @_0rbit. Twitter suspended that account Friday.Most of the data posted was limited to basic contact details like email addresses and phone numbers, but some bank account details, bills, personal photos and chats were published, The Wall Street Journal reported.The only political party to avoid the hacker completely was the far-right Alternative for Germany.The hacker is still in high school and lives with his parents in the western German state of Hesse, according to the Journal, which noted that he’s unlikely to face prison since he’s considered a minor until he turns 21. His name wasn’t released. $6 at Tidal $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $60 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Security Politics Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 0 Apple iPhone XS Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $59 at eBay Best Buy $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Hacking,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. center_img Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $299 at Amazon See it Rylo 7 Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Amazon Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See at Turo Sprint Read Google Home Hub review Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Angela Lang/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $520 at HP $210 at Best Buy Boost Mobile See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Chris Monroe/CNET Tags Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $999 Amazonlast_img read more

Will bring Godavari water to Palamuru Srinivas GoudWill bring Godavari water to Palamuru Srinivas Goud

first_imgMahbubnagar: With the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers agreeing to take up the mammoth project of linking Krishna and Godavari rivers, Excise Minister Srinivas Goud expressed his desire to accomplish the dream of irrigating every bit of Palamuru region by bringing Godavari river water to Krishna basin.Taking part in the groundbreaking ceremony of TRS party office in Mahbubnagar district headquarter on Monday, the Minister said the water in the Krishna River has been decreasing every year and this was mainly due to Karnataka and Maharashtra governments increasing the height of their dams and not releasing adequate water downstream. Moreover, the rains in the Krishna basin have also decreased drastically in the last two decades. In view of the above, the only option left was to utilise the excess waters of Godavari River as proposed by the two States. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us “We have excess water in Godavari. Because of no adequate dams and reservoirs, a large quantity of water is being wasted into the sea. As both the State governments have agreed to work on linking Krishna and Godavari rivers, I shall do my best to bring the Godavari river water to Krishna basin and irrigate every bit of land in the Palamuru region,” said Srinivas Goud. Also Read – Opposition leaders exhort farmers to step up agitation Advertise With Us The Minister said after the inauguration of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation project, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was now focusing on Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation Project and it would be likely completed in the next two years. For this, the State government had already allocated Rs 10,000 crore to expedite works. Along with the Minister, Mahbubnagar MP Manne Srinivas Reddy, Jadcherla MLA Dr Laxma Reddy, Devarkadra MLA Ala Venkateshwar Reddy and Narayanpet MLA S Rajender Reddy took part in the groundbreaking ceremony. In Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool districts also, the respective TRS party MLAs and Ministers took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the TRS party offices.last_img read more

Melanias parents sworn in as US citizensMelanias parents sworn in as US citizens

first_imgViktor and Amalija Knavs listen as their attorney makes a statement in New York, Thursday, 9 August 2018. First lady Melania Trump`s parents have been sworn in as US citizens. Photo: APFirst lady Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as US citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a private ceremony in New York City. The Slovenian immigrants, a former car dealer and textile factory worker, had been living in the US as permanent residents.The Knavses slipped in and out of a side entrance at a Manhattan federal building flanked by Department of Homeland Security police. Some workers inside didn’t know what was going on. The couple said little, other than Viktor telling a reporter “thank you” when asked how they felt about becoming Americans.The Knavses’ lawyer said they had “travailed a wonderful journey.”Lawyer Michael Wildes said the Knavses applied for citizenship on their own and didn’t get any special treatment. He confirmed that Melania Trump sponsored their green cards. Her husband, president Donald Trump, has proposed ending most family-based immigration, which he refers to as “chain migration.””This golden experiment, these doors that are in America, remain hinged open to beautiful people as they have today,” Wildes said after the ceremony.Amid a bitter debate over immigration – particularly the Trump administration’s separation of children from families crossing the border illegally – Wildes said the Knavses’ attaining citizenship was “an example of it going right.”Melania Trump, who has been vacationing with her husband in Bedminster, New Jersey, did not accompany her parents.Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, declined to comment. She said the first lady’s parents “are not part of the administration and deserve privacy.”Along with targeting illegal immigration, president Donald Trump has proposed sharply curbing legal immigration.The Republican president proposed replacing most family-based immigration with a skills-based system after an attempted bombing by a Bangladeshi immigrant in New York last December. He also called for eliminating a visa lottery program for people from countries under-represented in the USThe plan, which Trump reiterated last week at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania rally, would limit immigrants like his wife to sponsoring only their spouses and underage children to join them in the US – not their parents, adult children or siblings.Experts estimate those measures, so far resisted by Congress, would cut legal immigration into the US nearly in half.Wildes wouldn’t say how long the Knavses have lived in the US Under the law, permanent residents must live in the country for at least five years before applying for citizenship.The Knavses’ citizenship ceremony was kept hush-hush around the Jacob K Javits Federal Building.Security guards and US Citizenship and Immigration Services workers in offices adorned with President Trump’s portrait said they were unaware of anyone being sworn in there on Thursday. New citizens are normally minted on Fridays, they said, and often the ceremonies are held at the federal courthouse across the street.The Knavses raised Melania, born Melanija, in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under Communist rule.She attended high school in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modeling.She settled in New York in 1996 and met Trump two years later. They married in 2005.Viktor Knavs is 74, two years older than his son-in-law. Amalija is 73.Trump hasn’t commented or tweeted about his in-laws’ newfound citizenship.Around the same time the Knavses were completing the ceremony, he was tweeting his rage about the ongoing Russia probe (“an illegally brought Rigged Witch Hunt”) and his excitement about plans for a sixth branch of the military (“Space Force all the way!”).last_img

Widespread Flooding In Houston AreaWidespread Flooding In Houston Area

first_imgInformation from emergency management officials #houwx #hounews— HCFCD (@hcfcd) May 28, 2016Areas hard hit by heavy rain over the past two days are experiencing severe flooding, especially in north and northeast Harris County.NWSResidents living in the Northwood Pines subdivision and the Park at Northgate Apartments have been asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes by 2 p.m. on Saturday as a precautionary measure, according to Harris County Emergency Office of Management. Flood waters from Spring Creek are high and may flood the neighborhood, or cause a breach of the levee. Evacuation of Northpoint woods subdivision on Spring Crk at I-45 #houwx #hounews— Jeff Lindner (@JeffLindner1) May 28, 2016 Share Many structures flooding on Montgomery County side of Spring Creek E of I-45 #houwx #hounews— Jeff Lindner (@JeffLindner1) May 28, 2016Residents living along the San Jacinto River need to be aware and take action ahead of the ongoing flooding situation affecting homes along the West Fork of the river. Water levels will continue to rise through next week. Residents living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs need to be careful with flooding in that area. Highway 6 and North Eldridge Parkway will likely go underwater on Saturday.Weather resources:Traffic & High Water Locations: Houston TranStarBayous & Creeks: Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery CountyPreparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.orglast_img read more

5 Sources of Alternative Energy You May Not Have Heard Of5 Sources of Alternative Energy You May Not Have Heard Of

first_imgCould the mining moon provide a source of energy for Earth? Trade-offs reveal no clear favorites in alternative energy market More information: Mother Nature Network: … -never-heard-3#image ( — As fossil fuels increasingly fall out of favor, many are looking into alternative energy sources to help us power our lives with a smaller impact on the environment. You already know about solar power and wind energy, and hydro-electric power and nuclear power have been around for decades. But scientists are increasingly looking to the natural world for additional solutions. © 2010 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: 5 Sources of Alternative Energy You May Not Have Heard Of (2010, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Here are 5 alternative energy sources that you may hearing more of soon:• Helioculture: The idea is to create hydrocarbons with a little help from the sun. Brackish water is combined with photosynthetic organisms, nutrients and carbon dioxide and left in the sun. This process results in hydrocarbons that are ready for use a fuel — not refining necessary.• Sewage: Our waste can…reduce waste. Using microbial fuel cells, sewage can be used in bio-electrochemical systems to create power. In fact, Norway has plans to begin using human waste to power the buses in Oslo.• Evaporation: Apparently, scientists are working on ways to harness the difference in electrical properties that exist between air and water. In order to make this work, a special kind of “leaf” is micro-fabricated. Air bubbles are pumped in, and as the water evaporates, the power is captured. Although it does seem like a lot of work for what might not be too much power…• Human movement: Could the expanding planetary population actually power itself through movement? There are thoughts that piezoelectricity could be generated with the use of special tiles placed in strategic places where people walk. These tiles would be made out of materials that generate energy in response to mechanical stress applied on them. As people walked to the bus, or jogged in the park, their pressure on these tiles could produce power.• Moon: For some time, scientists have considered ways to produce Helium-3, which is a non-radioactive possibility for mostly clean energy. However, creating He-3 on earth is a real pain. However, our near neighbor, the moon, has this light isotope in abundance. Could we see mines on the moon, working to tap into this source of possible energy? Maybe. One Russian company, RKK Energiya, thinks that moon mining for Helium-3 could be a possibility by 2020.It is clear that we do need to start using our innovation to look for alternative sources of energy. It will be interesting to see which (if any) of these alternative energy sources actually become viable.last_img read more

Centre issues fresh thunderstorm warning for Bengal three other statesCentre issues fresh thunderstorm warning for Bengal three other states

first_imgNew Delhi: A fresh warning about thunderstorm and squall hitting West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh was issued on Friday, the home ministry said, and noted that 124 people were killed while more than 300 injured in five states due to thunderstorm and lightning in the last two days. The maximum casualty was reported in Uttar Pradesh where 73 people were killed, while 91 others were injured.Most of the deaths and injuries in the state took place in Agra region, a home ministry spokesperson said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn Rajasthan, altogether 35 people were killed and 206 injured, while eight people were killed in Telangana, six in Uttarakhand and two in Punjab. Nearly 100 people were injured in Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab.Following the thunderstorms, power supply was cut off in many areas as the squall uprooted trees and snapped electricity cables. At least 12,000 electric poles were uprooted and 2,500 transformers damaged in the affected states in the last two days. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe home ministry spokesperson said a fresh warning had been issued about possible thunderstorms accompanied with squall which may hit four states – West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh – on Friday.The thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura.Isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Odisha, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala are very likely to experience thunderstorm along with gusty winds. Heavy rains are very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, while dust storm and thunderstorm very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan.The home ministry has also issued an advisory for Saturday saying thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places in Uttarakhand, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.A thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely to occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Gangetic West Bengal. Heavy rains are very likely at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. Dust storms are Most likely at isolated places in Rajasthan, an official said.In Hyderabad and the outskirts, heavy downpour with hailstorm and strong gales uprooted trees in several areas in the city, damaging vehicles and bringing the traffic to a halt. Many parts of the Telangana capital have been without power since Thursday night. Six people were killed in weather-related incidents in Telangana including two boys killed by lightning in Hyderabad.last_img read more

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first_imgEarly life changes in brain activity and blood flow may be the reason why people tend to develop abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, researchers said.High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.It is also often called the silent killer because it typically has no symptoms until after it has done significant damage to the heart and the arteries.In 90-95 per cent of people, high blood pressure has no identifiable cause, yet it is a risk factor for diseases of the brain, kidneys, heart, eyes, and other parts of the body, said a group of researchers at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Russia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, published in Experimental Physiology, the team investigated physiological changes in a rat model called ISIAH, short for inherited stress-induced arterial hypertension.These rats develop high blood pressure at four to six weeks of age, and this is sustained throughout their lifetime.The researchers compared the high blood pressure rats to a control group with normal blood pressure. As the mice in high blood pressure group grew older, changes in rates of blood flow in certain arteries were observed. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn addition, changes were found in the brain activity, specifically a decrease in the prefrontal cortex – the brain region associated with cognition, decision-making and working memory – as well as an increase in the hypothalamus – an area of the brain that controls mood and appetite.”The study of early physiological changes may help clarify the cause of high blood pressure. Understanding this could help us prevent the disease early on,” said led author Alisa Seryapina from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics.last_img read more

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