No need for panic in Goa Health Minister on Nipah

first_imgPanaji: After reviewing the health scenario in Goa in view of the Nipah outbreak in Kerala, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said there is no need for people in Goa to panic. Till Sunday, seven of the eight patients in Kerala suspected to have been infected by the Nipah virus were tested negative. Rane, who chaired a review meeting at the state Secretariat, said that since authorities are monitoring the situation in Kerala and have contained the virus to two-three areas, Goa should not have any impact of the outbreak. “We do not need to create panic in people. The Union Health Ministry team is in Kerala. They are monitoring the situation. The virus has been contained in two-three areas. There is no fear in Goa,” he told reporters. “The Health Secretary is reviewing the situation. There is no need to worry about it. We are reviewing and following the protocol as directed by the Central government,” he added.last_img read more

Asian stocks retreat as ChinaUS jitters set in

SINGAPORE — Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth.With a lull in economic releases closer to home, investors digested President Donald Trump’s comments that the country was “not ready” for a trade deal with China. Trump spoke to reporters in Tokyo on Monday.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gave up 1.2% to 21,003.37. The Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.3% to 2,023.32 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 0.2% lower at 27,348.03. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 eased 0.7% to 6,440.00.The Shanghai Composite reversed early losses to edge 0.5% higher to 2,923.88. Stocks fell in Taiwan and Singapore but advanced in Indonesia.Earlier this month, China and the U.S. concluded their 11th round of trade talks with no agreement. The U.S. has since raised tariffs on Chinese exports, triggering retaliation from China.The Trump administration has also mounted sanctions on Huawei. But it refrained from labelling China or any other country as a currency manipulator in a report to Congress on Tuesday.“To some extent, the sparing of China as a currency manipulator had been expected but provides some relief for one watching the U.S.-China trade impasse,” Jingyi Pan of IG said in a market commentary.She added that China’s official PMI for May, which will be released on Friday, would be watched an indicator of the initial impact of tariffs on growth.Over on Wall Street, stocks closed broadly lower as investors who felt jittery about long-term growth shifted money into bonds. The yield on the benchmark 10 year Treasury fell to 2.26%, its lowest level since September 2017.The broad S&P 500 index slipped 0.8% to 2,802.39 on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.9% to 25,347.77 and the Nasdaq composite was down 0.4% at 7,607.35. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks retreated 0.7% to 1,504.02.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 73 cents to $58.41 per barrel. The contract rose 51 cents to $59.14 per barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 63 cents to $68.04 per barrel. It settled 10 cents lower at $68.67 per barrel in the previous session.CURRENCIES: The dollar weakened to 109.21 yen from 109.36 yen late Tuesday. The euro was slightly higher at $1.1162 from $1.1161.Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press read more

UNP ready to meet JHU

He said that the UNP is willing to consider changes to the 13th Amendment but wants to discuss the proposed changes first. Attanayaka said that the UNP will also meet other political parties as well as the Mahanayaka theros to discuss the 13th Amendment as well as the new constitution proposed by the UNP. (Colombo Gazette) The United National Party (UNP) says it is ready to meet the JHU to discuss the proposed changes to the 13th Amendment to the constitution and the national constitution proposed by the UNP.UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that the JHU had requested for the meeting with the UNP and the UNP had accepted the invitation. Report by Indika Sri Aravinda

Over 25 investigations on MR family says Mangala

He said that overall there are 725 investigations being conducted into members and officials from the former Government.The Foreign Minister also said that relations with China still remain strong adding that historically China and Sri Lanka have maintained a strong relationship. He says the investigations will however take time as there are barricades when attempting to access foreign bank accounts. Samaraweera said that Sri Lanka needs to have discussions with the relevant foreign Governments to gain access to the bank accounts and that process will take time. Over 25 investigations are underway related to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa or his family members, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament today.The Foreign Minister said that Rajapaksa and his family are also being investigated for money stored in offshore bank accounts. He said that apart from China, the new Sri Lankan government is also maintaining a strong relationship with the United States and India.Samaraweera said that from the day the new Government took office it has improved its foreign policy and established close relationships with several countries.The Foreign Minister said that leaders from the UK and Canada had even sought meetings with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena during a recent visit he undertook to Malta and France for two separate events. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Siriano brings art to the runway in glittery popart party

NEW YORK — Fashion lovers argue that it’s not only a business but also a true art, and Christian Siriano made that argument in a literal way on Saturday by bringing an actual artist to his runway, putting the finishing touches on her paintings as models strutted by.Artist Ashley Longshore went from canvas to canvas, picking up paintbrushes to add colour and detail to paintings of powerful women like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, actress Laverne Cox, supermodel Coco Rocha and others.His runway, as always an inclusive environment featuring models of all shapes, sizes and genders, was filled with colour, notably shimmering greens and yellows. The show ended with a display of rainbow-themed garments, as in a huge belted rainbow coat in metallic lame, with giant balloon sleeves.As always, Siriano did not hold back on the glam factor, with long ruffled trains, billowing sleeves and sequins on dresses, skirts and pants, and even a sprinkling of angel wings.Before the show, Siriano spoke to the inclusivity of his runway.“I have customers from all walks of life, and I think that’s what I try to do in this collection,” he said. “We have something for everyone in a way.” He said his focus was still on glamorous eveningwear — his bread and butter, after all — but added that he also wanted to throw in some “great pieces for someone that wants to go out to dinner.”His front row was packed as usual with famous faces, including ’90s actresses like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lucy Liu and Alicia Silverstone.The ’90s, he said, was “kind of like my coming of age,” a time when he learned about fashion and style. “I’d rather have every actress and musician in my front row that anyone else,” he said.Jill Dobson And Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press read more

UN hails Nigerian polio immunization campaign after controversial suspension

Immunization campaigns were suspended in August 2003 in various northern states of Africa’s most populous country following concerns by public figures regarding the safety of oral polio vaccine (OPV), including rumours that it was contaminated by the HIV virus or that it could sterilize young girls.This led to the spread of the disease to 10 previously polio-free African countries, threatening efforts by the UN-backed Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a 16-year-old mass immunization programme, to totally eliminate the disease. Kano was the last state to lift the suspension in July in this nation of nearly 140 million people.In the new campaign thousands of volunteers and health-workers will go door to door, house to house, village to village from 20 to 23 November, seeking to immunize all children aged five or under, at the same time as 22 other countries in Africa holding synchronized National Immunization Days.”Since 1988 when the eradication initiative was begun, polio held sway in more than 125 countries, paralyzing 1,000 children every day,” UNICEF Representative Ezio Murzi said.”Today, UNICEF, WHO (UN World Health Organization), Rotary International and its national partners such as NPI (Nigeria’s National Programme on Immunization) have slashed polio cases by more than 99 per cent; from 1,000 cases per day to 1,000 cases per year.”Due to the suspensions transmission of the wild poliovirus has significantly increased from 355 cases in 19 Nigerian states in 2003 to 682 cases in 31 states today. Poliovirus can travel from village to village and country to country through un-immunized children. One un-immunized child anywhere puts children at risk everywhere. read more

Arab religious leaders at UN meeting pledge to fight AIDS

“We, the Muslim and Christian leaders, working in the field of HIV/AIDS in the Arab world…face the imminent danger of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and have a great responsibility and duty that demands urgent action,” said the “Cairo Declaration of Religious Leaders in the Arab Region in Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” signed by 80 leaders in Egypt.It also called for the abolition of “all forms of discrimination, isolation, marginalization and stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS.”Under the auspices of the League of Arab States, the conference was organized by the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) HIV/AIDS Regional Programme in the Arab States (HARPAS), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a non-governmental organization (NGO), Family Health International/Impact.The signatories included Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi of Cairo’s al-Azhar University, Egyptian-born Qatari scholar and broadcaster Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Mufti Ali Goma’a of Egypt and Coptic Christian Bishop Yoanas, who signed on behalf of Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria.According to figures published this month by UNAIDS, the Arab region now has 92,000 adults and children newly infected with HIV, and between 230,000 and 1.5 million adults and children living with HIV, while 28,000 adults and children have died due to AIDS.In addition, UNAIDS said, 48 per cent of Arab adults living with HIV are women. read more

Canadas labour force enjoys temporary spike in jobs likely election work Statcan

OTTAWA – Canada’s labour force ballooned by 44,400 net jobs last month thanks to a surge in temporary public-administration work likely generated by the federal election, Statistics Canada says.The agency’s latest job-market report also said Friday that the increase helped push October’s unemployment rate down one tenth of a percentage point to seven per cent.The report noted how the reference week for the survey, which registered a gain of 32,000 public-administration jobs, overlapped some of the final days before the Oct. 19 election. The poll was taken between Oct. 11 and Oct. 17.“The increase was seen across all provinces and mostly in temporary work, and coincided with activities related to the recent federal election,” the agency wrote.Historically, Statistics Canada’s jobs report has detected similar, temporary spikes in employment during election and census periods.“But it wasn’t just public administration — it wasn’t just elections,” said Krishen Rangasamy, senior economist for the National Bank.“The nice thing about this report is that you also saw gains in the private sector. Huge gains in private-sector employment, so that’s encouraging.”The October data showed the country added 41,300 positions in the private sector and 30,500 public-sector jobs.The overall net rise in employment last month was higher than economists’ expectations of a 10,000-job increase. It also surpassed the 12,000 positions added in September.The agency also found that 143,400 more people were working compared with a year ago and that the overall employment number eclipsed 18 million last month for the first time.“But not everything was rosy,” said Rangasamy, who noted that the report revealed weaknesses in the construction and natural resources sectors.“So, basically, what that’s telling you is that the economy is still working its way through this oil shock.”The oil sector has struggled since world crude prices plummeted late last year. Oil prices have remained low, which has hurt the resources industries in some parts of the country.The October employment data reflected some of those regional differences, Rangasamy added.Energy-rich Alberta, hit hard by the drop in oil prices, registered a decline in employment, while Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Manitoba added jobs. The other provinces only saw small changes.The Statistics Canada report also showed that the number of part-time positions in the country soared by 35,400, while full-time jobs crept up by just 9,000.It also found that the youth unemployment rate fell to 13.3 per cent, down from 13.5 per cent in September. The economy added 14,100 net positions last month for young workers, aged 15 to 24, compared with the month before.In a note to clients Friday, Leslie Preston of TD Economics wrote that Canada’s labour market has held up well even though real gross domestic product — a common measure of economic growth — contracted over the first two quarters of 2015.Going forward, however, Preston predicted overall employment gains to slow in the months ahead.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter. by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2015 6:34 am MDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s labour force enjoys temporary spike in jobs, likely election work: Statcan read more

Joey Bosa adds to trophy haul with Big Ten Defensive Player of

Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa was named the Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year on Monday, a day after he was named the conference’s top defensive lineman.Bosa — who is already a finalist for the Lombardi Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award — leads the Buckeyes with 13.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss this season. Those numbers put him atop the Big Ten in both categories, and in the top five nationally.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native needs just half a sack to tie Vernon Gholston’s school record of 14 in a season. Bosa has also totaled 46 tackles this season to go with four forced fumbles and three additional quarterback hits.Bosa was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week after the Buckeyes defeated Penn State in double overtime. He sacked Nittany Lion sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg on the final play of the second extra period to seal the win.In addition to his pair of individual awards, Bosa was named first team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media in a unanimous vote on Monday.He is the first Buckeye to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year since John Simon in 2012. Overall, Bosa is the seventh OSU player to win the award.Bosa and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field on Saturday against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. read more

Review Plants vs Zombies 2 Its About Time is about time

first_img 1 2 More than four years after PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies graced our computers and bridged the gap between casual and hardcore gaming audiences, a proper sequel has been released. Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time became available in North America before midnight last night, and if the free-to-play, cash shop nature of the game has you on the fence about sinking all of your time into it, we’re here to help you make that decision.After I beat the original PvZ and its more difficult second playthrough on the PC, the game eventually released on every other device ever made. I’d be standing on the train to work, and notice five-year-old boys playing the game on their parents’ phones, while unrelated 60-year-old women would be playing it on their tablets a few seats over. Much like Angry Birds and now Candy Crush Saga, PvZ was truly ubiquitous. It was the video game equivalent of Seinfeld or Lost — you could have a conversation about it with someone who has a completely different taste in games (or no taste for games) than yours. Will PvZ2 reclaim that throne and finally end the saga of smooshing candy?The gameplay is more or less the same as the original. Sun energy falls from the sky and is generated by certain plants, and is used to summon plants with different abilities that mow down zombies walking across your lawn. For the uninitiated, it’s a tower defense at its roots, but in a pruned down style where enemies don’t walk down a winding path, but instead shamble across straight rows toward your base. If a zombie makes it to your base, you lose and have to restart the level. Throughout the game — like in the first — you unlock different plant types with different abilities as you progress; some old, some new.Some areas of the game are new and improved, thankfully, so it’s not just more of the same. This time around, there’s a theme of time travel, as resident insane tutorial character (Crazy Dave) ate a really good taco and wants to eat it again, so we hop in his time machine to travel to the moment just before he started eating it. Like the TARDIS, Crazy Dave’s time machine misunderstands what Dave wants, and drops us off in ancient Egypt — technically a time before Dave fell in love with his now deceased taco. In order to try to get back to our time, we have to collect stars by beating levels that reward them.New to the series are world maps, so rather than being sequentially shoved from level to level, you can now choose which one you want to play, assuming you have unlocked it. The world maps are a nice touch since they give the illusion that we’re in control of our play destiny. However, the maps do seem more like the product of the the game’s new free-to-play model. In fact, the majority of the way the game works is a product of its free-to-play nature.Next page: Does free-to-play make the game less enjoyable?last_img read more

Trailer Watch Which movie should you go see this weekend

first_img 22,042 Views Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 8:45 PM 27 Comments The Accountant (1720) Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. The AccountantNocturnal AnimalsA Street Cat Named BobNone of themVote Nocturnal Animals (1234) None of them (1575) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A Street Cat Named Bob (440) RottenTomatoes: 5.6/10IMDB: 7.7/10 Nocturnal Animals Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTubeWhat we knowTom Ford-directed film about a woman who thinks her first husband is out for revenge. He sends her the script of his latest film, and it’s not an easy watch. Also stars Amy Adams and Isla Fisher – but who’s who?What the critics say“It’s a movie with a double-stranded narrative – a story about a fictional story which runs alongside – and it pulls off the considerable trick of making you care about both equally” – The Guardian- “…that’s the most frustrating thing about this picture: There seems to be some nuance here—something that is possibly very meaningful to Ford—that just can’t break through the movie’s glassy surface.”What’s it rated? Share2 Tweet Email What’s it rated? RottenTomatoes: 4.8/10IMDB: 8.5/10Which one would you go see first? Poll Results: Short URL What’s it rated? Nov 3rd 2016, 8:45 PM By Aoife Barry THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see.But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?We take a lookThe Accountant Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTubeWhat we knowBen Affleck plays Christian Wolff, an accountant (lo!) on the autism spectrum who works for criminal organisations.What the critics say“The action-thriller The Accountant is laughable, but when you’re not laughing at it, you’re laughing with it. It’s enjoyable enough. “ – Variety“What follows is a stilted tale of financial irregularity and bloody revenge, uniting various parties in a desperate but ultimately futile search for dramatic tension.” – Empire RottenTomatoes: 7.7/10IMDB: 7.9/10A Street Cat Named Bob Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTubeWhat we knowFilm based on the autobiography by British musician James Bowen about how a stray cat saved his life, starring Luke Treadaway.What the critics say“It’s not the best film you’ll see this holiday season, but this soft, agreeable adaptation of the man-and-his-cat bestseller has its charms.” – Variety“Impersonating the real Bowen’s slightly nasal, semi-Australian accent, Treadaway projects an air of damaged fragility and skittishness, especially in the first part as the homeless James struggles to find makeshift shelter on the streets of London.” – The Hollywood Reporterlast_img read more

37 WWE Experience Columbus Ohio 2015 Arnold Classic

first_img Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Facebook Pinterest Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Google+ WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Sasha Banks WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) RAW Preview: Hall of Famers and Legends return for RAW Reunion, Live Post-Show tonight Xavier Woods WhatsAppcenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 3/7 WWE Experience Results: Columbus, Ohio (Arnold Classic)WWE was on hand filming so some matches may be used for NXT TV.* Colin Cassidy def. Buddy Murphy.* WWE NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss.* Baron Corbin def. Tyler Breeze.* Dana Brooke def. Bayley.* Adrian Neville def. Kalisto.* William Regal and Mark Henry took part in a Q and A session with fans in attendance. Regal talked about both NXT live events in Ohio this weekend selling out in under two hours with no advertising or marketing outside of social media. Regal also added, “I can say this because I can get away with it – if you are a wrestling fan, then NXT is the place to be.”* Sami Zayn came out for a promo putting over NXT as the most relevant wrestling company today and that everyone is part of the revolution.* Corey Graves and Michael Cole introduced Triple H and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Both Triple H and Arnold talked about the importance of health and fitness.* WWE NXT Champion Kevin Owens def. Finn Balor.* Charlotte def. Carmella.* Colin Cassidy def. Simon Gotch.* Baron Corbin def. Wesley Blake.* Hideo Itami def. Tyler Breeze.* Hulk Hogan took part in a Q and A session and was later joined by Triple H. Triple H talked about being excited at how well received the NXT live events were in Ohio.* WWE NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks def. Charlotte.* WWE NXT Champion Kevin Owens def. Adrian Neville.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 52.47%0:02Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmedlast_img read more

516 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers down before Backlash PPV

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for May 16, 2017.Last night’s episode in Manchester drew 2.18 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by is down from last week’s pre-taped show from London that drew 2.35 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 4 for the night in the 18-49 demographic, down from No. 3.Once again, the NBA Playoffs won the night on cable on Thursday.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by Randy Orton vs. Baron Corbin, averaged a 0.68 among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. This is down from last week’s 0.74 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Velvet Sky Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) last_img read more

San Diego Council approves UCSD fire station

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 8, 2019 San Diego Council approves UCSD fire station Updated: 9:51 PMcenter_img January 8, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted unanimously, 9-0, in favor of building a new fire station at UC San Diego.The fire station is the first on the campus and will serve UCSD students, faculty, staff and the school’s surrounding neighborhoods. The station will be located in the campus’ northwest corner at the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Northpoint Driveway.“UC San Diego is pleased that the San Diego City Council has approved a fire station to be built on the campus,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K.Khosla said. “We look forward to working together with the City of San Diego on this vital project. UC San Diego is significantly growing its enrollment to make the university one of the nation’s premier residential campuses and it is critical that we address life safety issues as part of our growth.”More than 36,000 students currently live on UCSD’s campus, with the school planning to add another 20,000 student beds by 2022. According to city officials, the rapid campus growth has led to an increase in incidents in an area that is currently outside the area that existing fire stations can cover.According to UCSD and the city, the new fire station will include three fire apparatus vehicle bays, administrative offices, a kitchen and dining area, a training room, an exercise room and crew quarters. The 10,500-square-feet facility will accommodate 12 San Diego Fire Department crew members once built. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

MS Dhoni did not want Virat Kohli in the team – Former

first_imgFormer chief selector of the Indian team, Dilip Vengsarkar said that he had picked Virat Kohli and pushed his case in the Indian team when even the then captain MS Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten had not heard about him. Vengsarkar was speaking after launching the book ‘Howzzat’ penned by Greenstone Lobo.”…Then I picked Virat Kohli in the (national) team straight away. To be honest with you, we used to play (the) Emerging Players tournament in Australia, and that time I was in charge of the selection committee,” Vengsarkar said. “And I had gone to Australia to see the match and I had picked him (Virat) because they had won the Under 19 World Cup,” he further added.S Badrinath had to be dropped from the sideThe former Mumbai captain also said that they had to drop S Badrinath from the squad to accommodate Kohli, a decision which was not backed by captain Dhoni and coach Kirsten. He also said how he had seen Kohli score a hundred which convinced him that the boy had talent, but once he came back home, no one had actually heard of him. Virat KohliRobert Cianflone/Getty Images”MS Dhoni was the captain, Gary Kirsten was the coach of the India team and they had not heard of him, so they said we should not pick him now at the moment and let him play few games and I was insisting that you must pick this guy, there is no question and they had to drop (S) Badrinath at that time,” he further added.Vengsarkar, who was at the helm in Mumbai cricket when Sachin Tendulkar was making waves, recalled how he had identified the maestro and drafted him into the side.”Sachin Tendulkar was picked when I was the captain of the Bombay (now Mumbai) team, everybody was against him (saying) he was too small (young) at that time but I insisted that he (Tendulkar) should be picked,” he recollected. File image of Virat Kohli with MS DhoniReutersAfter establishing himself as perhaps the greatest batsman of this generation, the captaincy of Kohli will be put to the test when he leads the Indian side in the ICC Cricket World Cup which will be held in England from May. The captain has already expressed his satisfaction over the squad picked by the selectors and believes that the positive vibe present in the side is great for him as a skipper.”There is no personal interest, there is no playing for my performance.. there’s nothing of that sort. People are so happy bowling 4 good overs for the team even if their names are not flashed in the news the next day. These are the things that make me so proud to be part of this group,” Kohli said in an interview after the World Cup squad was announced.last_img read more

Greater Houston Voters Go To Polls Again This Saturday

first_imgListen 00:00 /00:53 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Saturday, May 7 is Uniform Election Day across Texas. Greater Houston residents will have the opportunity to vote on hundreds of local contests.The big race in Houston proper is the special election for Texas House District 139. Former Houston city councilman Jarvis Johnson is running for the seat against high school science teacher Rickey Tezino. The winner will fill out the term of Sylvester Turner, who vacated the state representative’s post when he was elected Houston’s mayor.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Johnson is also a candidate in the Democratic primary runoff for the seat on May 24. He’ll face off then against former Turner aide Kimberly Willis. That contest will decide who represents the district in the next legislative session, as there is no Republican candidate.Saturday’s election will also give voters in Missouri City and Sugar Land the chance to pick new mayors and city council members. And Harris County residents will have the chance to weigh in on dozens of races for municipal utility districts and water control boards. Sharelast_img read more

More and more cats are going missing in the Ladysmith area

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Concerned Ladysmith residents worry about stunning Alsatian cross Husky that is still wandering aroundShe urges anyone who sees a missing cat to contact the AACL or bring the cat to the league so it can be safely returned to its owners.Annamarie says that, at the moment, she has no idea why so many cats are going missing and they will be investigating the matter.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Residents and feline lovers are up in arms over the fact that lots of cats seem to be going missing in and around town.During the last month, numerous cats have gone missing from their homes, never to be seen again.Cat owners say that if their cats do leave the yard, they normally come back within two days, but now they are not returning at all.The Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) say they have many cats coming in on a daily basis and the number of cats brought in is rising day by day.Annamarie Koen of the AACL says that cat owners need to keep a watchful eye on their cats so as to prevent them from going missing.Also read: Cute little Chloey the cat still missing in LadysmithAlso read: Help find Chloey, the missing cat, in Ladysmithlast_img read more

PHOTOS Life along the Costa RicaNicaragua border

first_imgLOS CHILES, Alajuela — We left San José around 9 a.m. in a rented car and headed towards the north of the country. The mission was to explore the infamousRoute 1856, also known as “la trocha fronteriza,” and check out the new border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua at Las Tablillas and what it might mean for the region.It’s not a long trip by car from San José to Los Chiles: an hour to the town of San Ramón, and from there, about 2 ½ more hours north.Along the border near Las Tablillas, Costa Rican police officers patrolled on ATVs, looking for illegal crossers. Officers know that plenty of people walk across the border undetected. “It is impossible to stop them all,” Officer Baez said. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times We head east on the road and see kids walking in school uniforms, and farmers, trucks and tractors from the pineapple fields. We come upon a group of workers selecting pineapples and loading them onto a big 18-wheeler. They explain that the road has helped pineapple transportation and tell us the road is exclusively for Costa Rican vehicle use.“Nicaraguans walk on it, nobody cares, but Nicaraguan vehicles can’t drive on it, this is Costa Rica,”  Antonio, a truck driver, said.Despite their praise for the road, the group told us that it was still impossible to get to the next town because of collapsed bridges. We decided to see for ourselves, and after less that a kilometer, we hit the first one. It looked like someone had tried to fill the gap in the road with an empty truck container, but it had sunken down and caved in, leaving large gaps on either side. It was, indeed, impossible to cross. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/the Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Most illegal crossers from Nicaragua get taken back across the border. Some make a first stop at the Costa Rican migration office in nearby Los Chiles. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Timescenter_img Alberto Font/The Tico Times In the afternoon, a spectacular sun sets beyond the central plaza in Los Chiles, while residents of all ages play and chat. Along the bank of the nearby Río Frío, tour boats are parked and people lounge around. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times It was getting late, so we started heading back to Los Chiles. On the way, in between the pineapple fields, we found a group of very poor shanties. I went to talk to one family. They said they were squatters who moved away from the border because they knew they’d eventually get evicted.In fact, last week Costa Rican authorities advised squatters living near Las Tabillas that they had five days to move out. By law, nobody is allowed to live within 2 kilometers of the border. Many people ignore the rule, but since Route 1856 was built, some moved to land along the road.At another shack, Doña Josefa explained that she and her family had never owned a house or land, so they just move from one place to another. She said she has many kids and grandkids, some of whom go to school, while others stay home, helping with the little ones, or work in the pineapple fields.“We hope some day the government will give us a piece of land where we can build our house and not have to move from one place to another,” she said hopefully. “This road has made transportation easier for us, but it’s very hard to live if you don’t have a place.” Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times The next morning, we head for Route 1856. The previous administration started the road, but construction was halted before completion due to corruption allegations and an international lawsuit filed by Nicaragua, alleging environmental damage to the San Juan River from construction runoff.Here, the road runs right along the border with Nicaragua, but it took us awhile to find it. After driving through small towns and big pineapple fields, we finally hit what we thought was the right road.We parked and I crossed the road to ask a group of people at a small “pulperia,” “Is this the ‘trocha?’”“Yes,” one of them responds.“And where is the border?” I asked.“The road is the border,” he said. “Right now you’re in Nicaragua.” The border hardly exists in this remote place. Local residents cross from one country to the other without even noticing it. Even in Los Chiles, people say the vast majority of the population has a Nicaraguan background. Until recently, more commerce was done between Los Chiles and other towns in Nicaragua, rather than in Costa Rica, locals say.But the new border checkpoint is changing that, as it’s changing the lives of locals who previously thought little about national boundaries. 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TravelPort increase American Airlines booking fees

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J TravelPort has released plans to increase fees for bookings on American Airlines flights made out of the US. American Airlines Asia/Pacific vice president and general manager Theo Panagiotoulias said the airline is concerned with the timing of TravelPort’s decision. “To our knowledge, TravelPort has determined that this onerous increase will only affect American and American Eagle flights,” he said. “Notably, the short notice of the increase came after negotiations between Americand Orbitz – an online travel agency partly owned by TravelPort – came to a standstill.” Mr Panagiotoulias added that the carrier will asses a Booking Source Premium to travel agencies using the increased fees sites to book fares on American Airlines. “Travelport’s actions to increase booking fees will mean that bookings made through Galileo and Worldspan, the GDSs owned and operated by Travelport, will become significantly more expensive to American than all other booking platforms in the affected international markets,” he said. “American values its partnerships with agencies such as yours and we would prefer to continue distributing our full range of public fare content in ways that are cost effective for both you and us. “However, Travelport’s retaliatory efforts in raising the booking fees leave us no option other than to share the burden of Travelport’s increases with you.” last_img read more

Latest Water park respects verdict in waterslid

first_imgLatest: Water park ‘respects’ verdict in waterslide death by The Associated Press Posted Oct 18, 2018 9:29 am PDT Last Updated Oct 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local):5:20 p.m.An attorney for one of two maintenance workers acquitted in the waterslide death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy says the prosecution was a mess and an overreach by the attorney general.David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty Thursday of obstruction of justice in connection to the August 2016 death of Caleb Schwab.The boy died after hitting a metal pole while on the 17-story Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas.Zalsman’s attorney called the prosecution “sloppy” and accused the attorney general of overreaching in an attempt to push innocent men to turn on employees higher up in the company.The attorney general’s office did not respond to a message seeking comment.Hughes and Zalsman were the first workers to go on trial. The park’s co-owner and the ride’s designer have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. Their trials have not been scheduled.___4:45 p.m.A Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was killed on a towering waterslide says it respects the decision of a jury that acquitted two maintenance workers who’d been accused of lying to investigators.Texas-based Schlitterbahn released the statement after jurors acquitted David Hughes and John Zalsman of obstruction of justice. It says company officials have “maintained our belief in the integrity of our staff and respect the process and decision by the jury.”Hughes and Zalsman were the first workers to go on trial in the August 2016 death of Caleb Schwab. The boy died after hitting a metal pole while on the 17-story Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City.Prosecutors alleged the men lied about failing to replace a brake mat that fell off the slide two weeks earlier.The park’s co-owner and the ride’s designer have also been indicted.Caleb’s father, state Rep. Scott Schwab, had no immediate comment on the verdict.___1:25 p.m.Two Kansas water park workers have been found not guilty of lying during an investigation into the decapitation death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide.Jurors on Thursday acquitted David Hughes and John Zalsman of obstruction of justice.They are the first employees to stand trial in the August 2016 death of Caleb Schwab. The boy died while riding the 17-story Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City.Prosecutors say Hughes and Zalsman failed to replace a brake mat that fell off the slide two weeks before the raft Caleb was riding in went airborne, slamming the boy into a metal pole. Two women on the raft were also injured.Prosecutors alleged the men lied and said the mat had only been used during testing.The park’s co-owner and the ride’s designer have also been indicted.____11:10 a.m.Jurors are deliberating in the trial of two water park employees charged with obstructing the investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy at a Kansas water park.KSHB-TV reports that the case against David Hughes and John Zalsman went to jurors Thursday morning.Prosecutors say Hughes and Zalsman failed to replace a brake mat that fell off a waterslide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, two weeks before a raft went airborne, slamming Caleb Schwab into a metal pole. Caleb died in August 2016.Two women on the raft were injured. The prosecution says the men lied and said the mat had only been used for testing.The park’s co-owner and the ride’s designer have also been indicted.___9:35 a.m.Testimony has concluded in the trial of two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park who are accused of deliberately misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a waterslide.The Kansas City Star reports that deliberations will begin Thursday after closing arguments are made in the case against David Hughes and John Zalsman. They’re charged with obstructing the investigation into the August 2016 death of Caleb Schwab at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City.Prosecutors say they failed to replace a brake mat that fell off a raft two weeks before it went airborne, killing Caleb. The prosecution says the men then lied.The defence says prosecutors don’t understand how the 17-story Verruckt waterslide functioned. The park’s co-owner and the ride’s designer have also been indicted in Caleb’s death.last_img read more