Bus driver conductor arrested for looting passengers

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested the driver and conductor of a private bus who robbed the passengers and de-boarded them on the way. From the possession of the accused persons, the robbed money has been recovered and the private bus has been seized. The duo has been identified as Jitender Singh Porwar and Amit.On March 8 at about 7am, a group of seven labourers reported to the QRT Vehicle at Sarai Kale Khan Bus Stand regarding robbery of their cash by driver and conductor of a private bus . The victims reported that they all are native of Bihar and came to Delhi for first time for labour jobs. In the morning, they all reached Anand Vihar Railway Station by train and after that they boarded the private bus to go to Najafgarh. Meanwhile, when the bus reached over Yamuna Bridge, the conductor of the bus closed the rear door of the bus and threatened all the passengers by using a danda and looted their money. After looting the money, all 7 passengers were de-boarded by the accused persons near Sarai Kale Khan flyover. “During sustained interrogation, accused persons disclosed that they drive the bus from Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to Noida. Accused persons disclosed that they are addicted to liquor and in order to meet their needs they planned to rob innocent passengers from other states, who used to arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP, South East.last_img read more

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The Latest UK minister acknowledges possible Brexit delay

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):11:55 a.m.A key member of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has acknowledged that Britain’s exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on the divorce deal drag on until late March.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told the BBC that while it is difficult to know whether negotiations will stretch to the final moment, it may be necessary for “extra time” to pass laws. His comments are getting attention because May’s government hasn’t been willing to entertain delaying Brexit.Hunt says “I think it is true that if we ended up approving a deal in the days before 29 March then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation, but if we are able to make progress sooner, then that might not be necessary.”___9:30 a.m.Britain’s carmakers have issued a stark warning about Brexit’s impact on the industry, warning that two-thirds of the country’s production is at risk if the U.K. leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade.The Society of Motor Manufacturing said Thursday that the industry is on “red alert” as the threat of no-deal increases.The trade association says investment in the industry fell 46 per cent last year and new car production dropped 9.1 per cent to 1.52 million vehicles in 2018, in part because of concerns over Brexit.But chief executive Mike Hawes says “this is nothing compared with the permanent devastation caused by severing our frictionless trade links overnight, not just with the EU but with the many other global markets with which we currently trade freely.”The Associated Press read more

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Ban to depart on sixnation tour next week

19 March 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark next week on a trip that will take him to Russia, Qatar, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey to tackle issues such as consolidating stability in Afghanistan, the Middle East peace process and the current economic turmoil. Mr. Ban’s first stop on his nearly two-week trip will be the Russian capital, Moscow, where he will take part in a conference on Afghanistan organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), on 27 March.The gathering will focus on the impact that the situation in the war-torn nation is having on neighbouring countries, and will also identify ways to jointly confront threats in Afghanistan, such as terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime.The Secretary-General will then travel to Doha, Qatar, to attend the League of Arab States summit, where he will discuss the Middle East peace process, Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia.From Qatar, he will move on to The Hague to open the International Conference on Afghanistan on 31 March. The meeting, which follows similar events held previously in Bonn, London and Paris, will assess the current political, security and development issues in the South Asian nation.Next up for Mr. Ban will be the so-called Group of 20 (G20) “Summit for Stability, Growth and Jobs” in London on 2 April. Participants are expected to discuss how to respond to the global recession which has resulted in falling trade and surging unemployment.Mr. Ban is expected to call on G20 leaders to resist protectionism and commit themselves to supporting developing countries.The Secretary-General will then depart for the French capital for a retreat with the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), which brings together the heads of the various UN specialized agencies and the chiefs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), otherwise known as the Bretton Woods institutions.The group, which meets twice a year, will discuss the global financial crisis and how the world body is responding to it, as well as reviewing the work of the UN system in key areas, including security and climate change.Mr. Ban’s last stop will be in Istanbul, Turkey, for the second Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, which brings together religious leaders, governments, philanthropists, corporations, the media, academia and activists to help overcome prejudices among nations, cultures and religions.The Forum will examine some of the challenges of good governance and culture in the face of rapidly accelerating globalization. To forge partnerships and increase interaction between diverse communities, it will also assemble a network of global leaders and heads of international organizations, corporations, media, civil society and youth groups. read more

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Speedy financial support for Somalia vital to give peace a chance UN

8 October 2009There is slow but notable progress towards stability in strife-torn Somalia, but international financial support for the transitional government is vital, with speed being the most critical element, the United Nations political chief said today. “Money received today in Somalia will have far greater impact on stability than that which arrives in three months’ time,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told the Security Council, adding that the “extremely generous pledges” of $200 million made earlier this year need to be fulfilled immediately.He said he and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susanna Malcorra would meet with key donors tomorrow to assess the fulfilment of these pledges.At the same time, he said, the humanitarian situation has “worsened dramatically” over the past three months due to intensified fighting in Mogadishu, the capital, growing insecurity in much of southern and central Somalia, and deepening drought.Some 3.7 million people – or about 50 per cent of the population – are now in need of livelihood and humanitarian aid, up from 3.2 million in January.Presenting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report, he noted that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) had overcome repeated attacks by foreign-funded and heavily armed groups, and that the African Union (AU) and its crucial peacekeeping mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM, remained fully committed to bringing peace and stability to a country that has known little of either for the past two decades. Beyond the international trust for financial support, he suggested that development partners start direct bilateral economic and financial cooperation with the TFG, and he stressed the “urgent need” to provide additional resources for AMISOM, which has some 5,200 troops stationed in Mogadishu, 65 per cent of its mandated strength of 8,000.Craig Boyd, Director of the UN Support Office for AMISOM, told the Council that contributions to an AMISOM trust fund now stood at almost $25 million, 80 per cent of the total pledged, up from $15 million in July.Mr. Boyd stressed growing UN services for the force, including the provision of a strategic communications network, increased freight shipping from Kenya, and the prompt arrangement of evacuation flights, ambulances and hospitalizations when AMISOM’s headquarters was attacked last month.Mr. Pascoe noted that the UN and the international community supported the TFG’s openness to talks with all parties ready to commit to peace, and the world body is increasing the visits of senior political officials to Mogadishu.He also praised the role of international navies in combating piracy, the bane of international shipping off Somalia’s coast, and stressed the need to cut off the source for the scourge. “It is critical that we strengthen the central Government and the regional authorities and help provide economic opportunities for fishing communities and other rural populations,” he said.“After years of conflict, peace will not come to Somalia overnight,” he concluded of a country that has not had a functioning central government and has been riven by sectarian and clan factions since 1991.“Stability must be promoted, national and external spoilers must be neutralized. Targeted sanctions can be one effective way to deal with the spoilers. At the same time, our approach must be flexible enough to allow those who have changed course and are now committed to peace to be removed from the sanctions list.” read more

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Spanish job growth still incomplete amid slow global economic recovery – UN

The report, entitled Spain: Growth with Jobs and released today by the International Labour Organization (ILO), urges the Spanish Government and other stakeholders to develop “an employment action plan” to stimulate an uptick in the country’s economy and avoid the stagnancy of “jobless growth” – a dreaded scenario which would continue to have deleterious effects on the living standards of Spaniards. “Financial analysts may consider that the crisis is almost over,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in a news release accompanying the report. “However, it is still very much a reality for millions of jobseekers in Spain, especially youth. Even if the fast pace of job creation witnessed in the second quarter of 2014 were to continue, it would still take until 2023 to restore employment to 2007 levels.”According to the ILO, Spain’s jobless rate of over 24 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 continues “to surpass previous historical peaks,” while the country’s youth unemployment rate exceeds 50 per cent, ranking as the second highest in the European Union after Greece. The report also notes that much of Spain’s unemployment is long term, with over 60 per cent of jobseekers unemployed for more than a year and another 42 per cent unemployed for more than two. At the same time, many Spanish jobseekers risk dropping out of the labour market altogether. Although Mr. Ryder observed that the global economic recovery had delivered some employment gains, with over 200,000 net new jobs created during the first half of 2014, he admitted that growth remained “incomplete” as the average Spaniard’s income was now eight per cent lower than in 2007. Raymond Torres, the Director of the ILO’s Research Department, similarly argued that while the Spanish economy was “burgeoning” with start-ups and small businesses, many of them lacked the momentum to grow and provide much-needed employment opportunities. “The result is that the economy lacks the network of medium-sized enterprises, which is needed for growth with quality jobs,” said Mr. Torres. “Unlocking this potential would considerably boost prosperity in the country.”In an effort to answer the demands made by the continuing unemployment crisis, the ILO’s report has addressed three areas of particular concern, urging an economic strategy that both facilitates transitions to a new growth model and a number of Government-backed social protection measures, such as major work programmes, to bridge the financial burdens facing jobless households.In addition to these measures, the report suggests, the Spanish Government must increase its efforts towards stimulating quality job creation as a diffusion of low-paid employment may “perpetuate low-productivity traps” and contribute to an overall “brain drain” with the country’s most prepared and educated emigrating to seek employment elsewhere. read more

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UN rights chief warns escalation in Ukraine fighting catastrophic for countrys civilians

A recent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine between Government and anti-Government forces has seen casualty figures spike with 224 civilians killed and 545 wounded in the three weeks leading up to 1 February. According to the UN Office for the High Commissioner (OHCHR), the overall death toll now exceeds 5,358 people, with another 12,235 wounded since mid-April last year. “Bus stops and public transport, marketplaces, schools and kindergartens, hospitals and residential areas have become battlegrounds in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine – in clear breach of international humanitarian law which governs the conduct of armed conflicts,” Mr. Zeid announced in a press release. “Any further escalation will prove catastrophic for the 5.2 million people living in the midst of conflict in eastern Ukraine.” In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full- scale conflict in the east. Despite the Minsk cease-fire, the situation in Ukraine has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability. Recent media reports have suggested a potential worsening of the situation amid claims of a massive recruitment campaign by anti-Government groups. Mr. Zeid voiced concern about the armed groups’ declarations, overtly rejecting the Minsk ceasefire agreement and vowing to scale up their offensive against Government installations, and stated that such affirmations were “extremely dangerous and deeply worrying.”Against that backdrop, the civilian death toll from the fighting has been particularly high in the residential areas of both Government-controlled territory, such as the towns of Avdiivka, Debaltseve, Popasna and Shchastia and the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, as well as the cities of Donetsk and Horlivka controlled by the armed groups. In the single most deadly incident involving civilians, at least 31 people were killed and 112 wounded in Mariupol, following two attacks by multiple launch rocket systems, the OHCHR press release added. “The protection of civilians by all parties to the conflict must be of the utmost priority,” continued the High Commissioner. “All violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law must be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators must be promptly brought to justice.” The High Commissioner also lamented the “worrying developments” in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, where “multiple violations” of the rights of Crimean Tatars were being documented. Last week, the premises of ATR, the only television channel broadcasting in the Crimean Tatar language, were raided by armed, masked men in unmarked military clothing, and the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Ahtem Ciygoz, was detained, the OHCHR reported. He faces up to 10 years in prison for creating “mass disturbances.” read more

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Debian 60 Squeeze has been released

first_imgYesterday it was announced that Debian 6.0 had been released in stable form. The free operating, whose latest version carried the code name Squeeze, has undergone some major changes including the release of a second version. As well as having access to Debian GNU/Linux installation, there is now a technology preview version of Debian GNU/FreeBSD.The other big change is that this is the first version of Debian that can boast a completely free Linux kernel. In other words, it has no packages by default that are not completely free to use, e.g. firmware files. Such files still exist and are available to download and use, but they are no longer shipped with the main Debian 6.0 package. The advantage of this is users can run the standard Debian 6.0 operating system confident that it is completely free by default.The free OS now runs on nine different architectures using the following releases:32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (i386)64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64)Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc)Sun/Oracle SPARC (sparc)MIPS (mips (big-endian)mipsel (little-endian)Intel Itanium (ia64)IBM S/390 (s390)ARM EABI (armel)In terms of performance, Debian 6.0 users can expect faster boot times due to the introduction of a dependency-based boot system. This allows scripts to run in parallel and cut down on overall time taken to boot the system.There are over 10,000 new packages included in the release as well as a number of updates to the most popular software such as:KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.4.5an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.30the Xfce 4.6 desktop environmentLXDE 0.5.0X.Org 7.5OpenOffice.org 3.2.1GIMP 2.6.11Iceweasel 3.5.16 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)Icedove 3.0.11 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)PostgreSQL 8.4.6MySQL 5.1.49GNU Compiler Collection 4.4.5Linux 2.6.32Apache 2.2.16Samba 3.5.6Python 2.6.6, 2.5.5 and 3.1.3Perl 5.10.1PHP 5.3.3Asterisk 1.6.2.9Nagios 3.2.3Xen Hypervisor 4.0.1 (dom0 as well as domU support)OpenJDK 6b18Tomcat 6.0.18If you are already running Debian 5.0 then the update can be carried out with the apt-get package management tool. For new installations the image can be downloaded for free or bought on a set of CDs or DVDs from the Debian website.Read more at Debian, via Slashdotlast_img read more

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Bullying rises

first_imgOne in four schoolchildren has been the victim of bullying, a problem well documented in Greece, experts say. A study by the Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents in Athens shows that 22.5 percent of schoolchildren have suffered some form of verbal or physical bullying – in the school yard, the classroom or even on the internet. Stamatis Antoniou said most victims were depressive and anti-social. Antoniou called on teachers to encourage them to communicate. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Brisbanes paniyiri set to raise the roof

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Brisbane is set to break attendance records at this year’s Paniyiri Greek Festival to be held in May. And this year’s celebration is bursting with art, culture, fashion and food for a full weekend journey to the Hellenic Republic.Paniyiri is Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and it’s the state’s largest cultural festival as well as the country’s longest running Greek festival – an admirable success story for the celebration that started in 1976 when a group of passionate Greek Australians wanted to share their cultural traditions with Brisbane. Fast forward to 2013, and this kaleidoscopic cultural explosion is now legendary, with over 50,000 Greeks and honorary Greeks flocking to Musgrave Park, South Brisbane every year for the annual Paniyiri Greek Festival. In Musgrave Park more than 30 food stalls will showcase the tastes, recipes and secrets of food from all corners of Greece, while on the main stage famous Greek dances – the zorba, sirto, kalamatiano and sousta – will be performed to music played on traditional Greek instruments including the bouzouki, tarabuka, lira and laouto. It is a tradition enjoyed by Greeks and non-Greeks alike in a wonderful cross cultural celebration. The Paniyiri Main Stage in Musgrave Park will host over 20 hours of entertainment over the weekend including the return of Greek Dancing with the Stars with special TV guests; a world record zorba attempt; grape stomping, olive and honeypuff eating competitions; Hellenic dancing and Zorba Till You Drop. The Greek Club will be a hive of activity with the popular traditional Greek cooking demonstrations featuring Queensland’s culinary greats, and for the first time in 2013, an incredible chalk artist will transform parts of the festival into a 3D art landscape. Cultural films will be screened right next door and the Greek Orthodox Church will conduct tours to the beautiful sounds of the Byzantine Choir.Now in its 37th successful and exciting year, Paniyiri is a community initiative of the 25,000-strong Greek community of South East Queensland. Funds raised are channelled back into the community via the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane’s oldest Greek community established in the 1920s. Paniyiri Greek Festival will be held on the weekend of 18-19 May, at Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone St, South Brisbane. Entry is $10 adults (13+), $3 pensioners, children free.last_img read more

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MovieBob Reviews SEARCHING 2018

first_imgIf you enjoyed Moviebob’s review check out last weeks’ of The HappyTime Murders. Also, see what Bob thought of the Netflix’s show Disenchantment. But you can watch all over his videos on our YouTube page or read all the reviews here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Is Searching good?It’s excellent!Seriously?Yes.The one that’s like Taken but the dad is just Googling stuff?Yes, but that’s not really a fair description of the film. It’s a combination of 21st-century detective procedural, suburbanite cyber-thriller, techno-evangelist sizzle-reel and Protective Dad Empowerment Fantasy all in one. It’s also one of the most engaging, imaginative, and flat-out best films I’ve seen all year.Huh. Okay, what’s it about?John Cho plays a suburban dad who finds himself mainly communicating with his 16-year-old daughter Margot by phone. The relationship between the two became distant after the recent death of Margot’s mother, causing her to retreat into a semi-secret life of venting online. When Margot fails to come home one night, a set of closely timed missed calls leads Dad to suspect that something has gone wrong. Evidence appears pointing to possible dark implications, and the detective assigned to the missing person’s case (Debra Messing) asks that he assist by looking for clues in his daughter’s extensive digital life.Since his investigation, communication with the detective, and source of information updates on the case all play out in the digital space, we see the entire film unfold through a view fixed on computer monitors. Everything we see is either is on his or Margot’s laptops, or (at one point) her late mom’s old PC.And that work more than as a gimmick?Very much so. Partly because the “gimmick” dovetails slyly into intensely relatable human drama. Missing-person thrillers where the seeker discovers that they didn’t really know the person they’re looking are an ancient detective-story trope that gets played with by the modern conceit of (especially younger) people oversharing/recording their secret-selves in online spaces. The contrast means Cho’s character ends up not just having to reconstruct his daughter’s recent actions, but the moving and heartbreaking reality of the emotional life she was concealing from him. It’s a very potent performance.Makes sense, but did it really need to be done all on computer screens?In terms of synergy between narrative, aesthetic and subject… yes, I think it did. Searching doesn’t simply transcend the gimmick of its premise, but makes sure that “gimmick” isn’t a gimmick at all. The film takes place take within hundreds of windows across multiple computer screens not because it’s fun, but because it’s the best and maybe only way to tell a story that’s very much about the place of ubiquitous technology within our lives.For a welcome change, that doesn’t mean wall-to-wall paranoia about “losing our souls and identities to sterile consumer electronics” or similar tropes. Yes, the plot unavoidably involves and addresses the “dark side” of online life-sharing, but Searching’s story is overwhelmingly preoccupied with the idea of social media and instant communication as tools of genuine human connection. And with hard drives and The Cloud as means of preservation and security as sacrosanct as any family album or journal.Whoa – okay, elaborate on that last point?The film opens with a montage tracking the curation of Margot’s digital life from birth to the present, first by her parents then by herself. The only thing more surprisingly moving than watching an entire history play out in photos being uploaded, profiles created, calendars filled out, messages exchanged is hearing the audience laugh and gasp with genuine heartfelt nostalgia at their own memories of Instant Messenger, MySpace, and the Windows 2000 background. Getting on Facebook for the first time is fused with the digital file-curation version of birthdays, holidays, graduations, milestones. And the collective horror of everyone in the theater under 18 realizing that John Cho just gave their parents a step-by-step walkthrough of how to easily hack their passwords. That was funny!But on a technical level, doesn’t the limited perspective get old/boring?Quite the opposite! Director Aneesh Chaganty cut his teeth directing advertising for Google and other silicon valley giants, so he knows how to make everyday tech smile for the camera. He uses the digital tools to build tension and deliver emotional narrative in new ways that could only be accomplished in this context. Seeing someone convey the same information simultaneously in two radically different tones in a text chat and a live call at the same time, streaming video live-chats as a kind of expository Greek chorus, and deleting and rewording instant-messages before sending as way of doing uncertain start/stop dialogue that very seldom works outside of literature or live theater.Yes, the consistent hook is that Cho’s protagonist is a regular guy and not some master hacker, so there’s a “this-could-be-you!” power-trip to watching someone solve a mystery using copy/paste, autofill, reverse-image search and Google Maps. But it’s more the audacious simplicity of watching an emotional rollercoaster conveyed by the indecisive back-and-forth changing of the punctuation mark on an unsent text message that knocked me back in my chair with the realization that I might be seeing the language of cinematic storytelling evolve right in front of me.You must have had some problems, though.Sure, there are some imperfect spots. I imagine some may be disappointed that the actual “truth” of the mystery isn’t itself more lurid and/or tech-centric to compliment the story. I liked the deliberate “any family/any town” aspect overall, but if you’re both computer-savvy and well-versed in traditional crime thrillers you’ll probably figure out what happened quite a bit before Cho does. Still, the red herrings are solid, and predicting the arc doesn’t take away from the unexpected emotional wallop of the family-communication-breakdown story. Also, I know that basically every computer is also a television now, so it’s not technically cheating the never-leave-the-monitor rule to do a “cable news montage” exposition-dump in a YouTube window, but it still feels a little bit like cheating.But obviously it sounds like you’re still totally onboard for this one.Without question. As of right now, Searching is my number one movie this year. It’s an out-of-left-field crowd-pleaser that just might be the best “cyber-thriller” ever made, and even if I do see a better film in 2018, I doubt I’ll see a more original or game-changing one.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

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WWE Smackville Results – 72719 Kofi Kingston faces Dolph Ziggler and Samoa

first_imgFacebook Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Smackville results courtesy of WWE.com.Kofi Kingston triumphed over Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe in a turbulent Triple Threat SMACKVILLE main eventThe SMACKVILLE special event, which streamed live on the award-winning WWE Network from the heart of Music City, saw WWE Champion Kofi Kingston survive Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe in a turbulent Triple Threat Match, Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura best surprise opponent Ali, and Elias give a special musical performance which descended into defeat in an impromptu match against Kevin Owens.Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura def. AliLess than one hour before the start of SMACKVILLE, WWE Twitter revealed Finn Bálor was battling an undisclosed injury throughout the week, and WWE medical staff determined he wasn’t eligible to compete against Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. While The Artist proclaimed he’d won the match by forfeit, Ali appeared and boldly challenged him for the workhorse title.While Ali put up a valiant fight in his impromptu championship fight, evading Nakamura’s Kinshasa and striking with a tornado DDT, The Artist kicked out at the last second. Moments later, he made good on his second Kinshasa attempt, sidestepping the hard-charging Ali to send him head-first into the middle turnbuckle and clobbering his foe for the 1-2-3.Kevin Owens def. EliasElias opened his scheduled special musical performance at SMACKVILLE on a sour note, insulting the WWE Universe – and the local football team – while giving a skewed preview of the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view. But when his insults turned to Kevin Owens, KO emerged to shut him down and brought a referee to make an impromptu match.Owens outplayed his musical opponent in their subsequent contest when he hit Elias with a Senton. Then, Elias’ dreams of a win were dashed when KO evaded an elbow drop and hit him with a picture-perfect Stunner for the victory.WWE Champion Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe in a Triple Threat MatchWWE Champion Kofi Kingston overcame the odds yet again, this time beating not one, but two deadly opponents in a main event title match with no count-outs and no disqualifications at SMACKVILLE.The WWE Champion nearly lost his title without being involved in the pinfall when Dolph Ziggler landed a vicious Superkick on Samoa Joe, but the titleholder broke up the pin attempt just in the nick of time. After withstanding a beating during a brief alliance between Ziggler and Joe at the match’s onset, Kingston channeled The Power of Positivity and tattooed Joe with Trouble in Paradise for the win, capping off the thrill-a-minute SMACKVILLE WWE Network special.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 Triple H Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articles The Miz Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reignscenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Now Playing Up Next Many WWE Stars Want To Go To AEW Xavier Woods Twitter Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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PHILIPPINES Palace vows to go after big fish in drug war says

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPhillipines, March 13, 2018 – Malacanang, Manila – Malacañang on Tuesday, March 13, assured the public that the Duterte administration will not allow the big fish to get away from the government’s fight against illegal drugs, stressing that the dismissal of complaints against high-profile drug personalities is not yet final.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said in a Palace press briefing that the dismissed case against Peter Lim, aka Jaguar, Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, Peter Co, et al is far from being closed as it is still up for review by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.“We understand the sentiments and the frustration of the public over the dismissal… We will not allow a big fish to go away if there’s evidence to go after him,” Roque said.“Hindi pa po tapos ang ‘boxing’ laban kay Peter Lim at dito kay Kerwin Espinosa.  Rerepasuhin pa po ‘yan ng Kalihim ng Department of Justice, at sisiguraduhin na tama ang naging naunang desisyon ng ating mga public prosecutors,” he added.Roque noted that the Justice department’s review would determine whether the petition to dismiss the charges should be reversed, or whether additional evidence is necessary to sustain a conviction when the case is filed before the courts.“Ang pangako po ng ating Presidente, kung kulang ang ebidensya, dadagdagan. At kung merong kababalaghan, parurusahan naman ang mga responsable,” he said.“Ang importante lang, masiguro na itong desisyon ng pagdi-dismiss ay nakabase po sa ebidensya at kung hindi, gagawa po ng hakbang ang awtoridad para matuloy ang kaso,” he added.The Palace official likewise pointed out that the dismissal of the case against Lim, Espinosa, Co, et al would not affect the drug charges filed against Senator Leila De Lima, stressing that there are other witnesses who are willing to testify against her.“Hindi naman po kasama dito sa kasong ito si Leila De Lima. So, iba po ang basehan ng pagsampa ng kaso kay Leila De Lima,” Roque said, adding that the Supreme Court has already found probable cause in the complaint against the senator.Furthermore, Secretary Roque assured the public that the President remains committed to end the drug menace in the country and go after all personalities involved in the illegal drug trade.“Huwag po kayong maabala, siguro naman po walang kaduda-duda na seryoso ang ating Presidente dito sa giyera laban sa droga,” he said.Release: Presidential Communications Operations Office                Republic of The Philippineslast_img read more

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Modelturnednun Sofia Hayat poses topless flaunts major assets Photo

first_imgSofia Hayat goes toplessInstagramModel turned nun, Sofia Hayat posted a bold picture on Instagram that got her trolled on social media.Sofia, who now calls herself by the name Gaia Mother Sofia, posted a topless photo on social media with an interesting caption. While she posed topless on the picture, she captioned it “Sparkle..because YOU ARE A STAR [sic]”.The picture shows the controversial personality posing while flaunting major side boob. She posted the same image on Instagram story as well. Sofia’s followers found it amusing to see her calling herself a “spiritual guru”, and at the same time posing semi-nude on social media. Sofia Hayat goes toplessInstagramA lot of comments poured in either mocking the former Bigg Boss contestant or making nasty remarks. However, Sofia is not new to such lewd comments as she hardly bothers about those, and she keeps posting sensual pictures online.Sofia has always been controversy’s favourite child. Apart from her nude photoshoot long time ago, she had hogged limelight for her alleged affair with Cricketer Rohit Sharma some years back. She was also one of the most talked about contestants on Bigg Boss show.last_img read more

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At least 43 killed in Libya air strike

first_imgMap of LibyaA drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday.The attack is the second major air strike blamed on the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar after at least 44 migrants were killed in June when a detention centre in a suburb of the capital Tripoli was hit.The LNA confirmed a strike late on Sunday on Murzuq, but denied it had targeted any civilians. The LNA had also denied it had hit the detention centre but acknowledged increased air strikes on the capital.The internationally recognised government based in Tripoli opposing Haftar said dozens were killed and wounded in Murzuq.Reached by telephone, Murzuq municipal council member Mohamed Omar told Reuters: “The air strike resulted in 43 killed and 51 wounded. This is only an initial toll of casualties.”The LNA seized Murzuq at the start of this year as part of an offensive to control the oil-producing south. But it later moved out to concentrate forces north where it has been trying to take the capital Tripoli in a four-month campaign.The LNA said in a statement its strike had targeted “Chadian opposition fighters”, a phrase that usually refers to Tebu tribesmen opposing them in the area.Haftar’s LNA, allied to a parallel government based in eastern Libya, has seen its advance on Tripoli held up by robust defences on the outskirts of the capital, and said it would start heavy air strikes after “traditional means” of war had been exhausted.On Sunday, the UN Libya mission (UNSMIL) condemned in a statement “the repeated indiscriminate shelling” of Tripoli’s only functioning airport after several strikes in the past days.The United Nations did not name the LNA but said the attacks had “continued unabated” since the start of the LNA offensive on Tripoli.There was no immediate UN comment on the Murzuq strike.Haftar’s attempt to capture Tripoli has derailed UN attempts to broker an end to the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since the NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.last_img read more

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Mystery deepens over death of MBA student from Gujarat

first_imgKolkata: Mystery deepens over the case of an MBA student’s death in a city hotel as pieces of information have come to light.Sources informed that the student identified as Harsha Bhalani might have committed suicide as the primary report from the autopsy is indicating towards the same. After the autopsy examination was completed, the concerned surgeon informed that the injury mark on Bhalani’s neck is indicating he had cut his throat himself. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from the primary autopsy report, substantial evidence also indicating towards suicide. According to the sources, Bhalani’s throat was slit from left to right. The bloodshed inside the toilet suggested the same. As Bhalani was a right-handed person these possibilities came up strong before the investigating officers. The sleuths also came to know that due to some reasons Bhalani was maintaining distance from his social life and was not much active on social media channels. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe sleuths have collected the CCTV footage from the hotel which showed nothing unusual except Bhalani lockeing himself up in the room. Nobody came to meet him after he checked into the hotel. But the question arose that why Bhalani had come to Kolkata to commit suicide. The sleuths suspect that his death is connected to Kolkata from some angle. Thus, a detailed investigation has been initiated. Bhalani’s body was found inside the room — 1407 — of a city hotel in Kolkata late on Friday night. He had checked-in to the hotel on Thursday morning and immediately after entering his room, he hanged the ‘do not disturb’ board on the door knob. On Friday night, his family members from Gujrat called on the hotel reception and asked for Bhalani as he was not answering his calls. Thus, the hotel staff smelled a rat as they also did not see Bhalani after he checked in. Later, his body was found after a staff entered his room using the master key.last_img read more

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A Look at Life Inside El Chapos Colorado Super Max Prison Home

first_img Advertisement Juan “El Chapo” Guzman is looking at life in prison after being convicted on 10 criminal counts related to his international drug trafficking ring. Once Guzman is sentenced he’ll likely become an inmate at the ADX Super Max Federal Prison in Florence Colorado, and a former warden of the prison says it’s worse than the death penalty.Although there are only around 400 inmates at the facility, they include some of the most notorious criminals over the last generation including the Unabomber, the Shoe Bomber, the 20th 9/11 hijacker, Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, and Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev . In an interview ahead of Tzarnaev’s sentencing, former ADX Warden James Hood described the conditions as “life after death.” Prisoners are kept on 23-hour solitary lockdown with only one hour of supervised recreation in cages. El Chapo will face identical conditions.El Chapo has a history of breaking out of prisons, but it looks like the chances of that happening in the prison that sits in an isolated part of the Rockies is impossible. Not one single prisoner has escaped from the Alcatraz of the Rockies” since it opened in 1994.last_img read more

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Your Sleep Tracker Might Make Insomnia Worse

first_imgJune 17, 2019 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min read Sleep tracking can help you determine if you’re getting a good night’s rest, but it might exacerbate your problems in some circumstances. Scientists talking to the New York Times have warned that sleep tracker apps and devices can worsen insomnia both through inaccurate data and by making your anxieties that much worse. In a study, for instance, it led to people both spending too much time in bed (to boost their sleep stats) and reporting non-existent conditions that resulted in wasted treatment.This doesn’t mean the devices tend to be unreliable, and manufacturers have unsurprisingly rushed to defend their products. Fitbit’s Dr. Conor Heneghan claimed that few users deal with serious sleep anxiety, and that the tracking data could stress the effects of consistent sleep schedules and harmful habits. They can also pinpoint heart rates and movement associated with different sleep stages.However, they’re still not as accurate as people — Fitbit’s own study showed matches between its trackers and medical equipment just 70 percent of the time versus 90 percent for humans. And without regulation or standards, the results you get could vary from one device to the next. While the data can still be useful, you may want to take it with a grain of salt or even avoid sleep tracking altogether. This story originally appeared on Engadget Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Angola Ruling party wins election

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   The largest opposition party, UNITA, won 18 percent of the vote and a newcomer party, CASA-CE, gained four percent. The opposition parties criticized the elections for not being free and fair.Elias Isaac, an observer for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, criticized the process, saying he was surprised the MPLA did not get 90 percent of the vote.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) LUANDA, Angola (AP) – Preliminary results show that Angola’s ruling party has won 75 percent of the national vote, assuring President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 33 years, another five years in office.With 60 percent of the vote counted, the state election commission said the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola , or MPLA, has gained a large majority, but it is a reduced margin from previous elections in 2008. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img Check your body, save your life Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Health ministrys mea culpa over autopsy debacle

first_imgThe health ministry conceded on Wednesday that there were shortcomings in the island’s forensic medicine mainly due to the dated administrative structure of the civil service.In a statement following the debacle into the investigation of the death of a 46-year-old woman from Bulgaria who appears to have been mauled to death by dogs, the ministry expressed regret and apologised to the family over the fact that five post-mortems were needed to clear up the matter.“We recognise the problems of the forensics medicine sector, which mainly stem from the administrative structure of the civil service,” the statement said.The ministry said there was a gap in the method of evaluation, a general problem that concerned all health workers assessed on the basis of the public sector’s procedures.Under the current system, longest-serving civil servants are typically regarded as the best suited to move up the administrative ladder and the vast majority are considered ‘exceptional’ in their evaluations.The ministry said the absence of best practices, performance indicators, and quality controls constitute problems that will be resolved as part of the national health scheme.Pending that, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou is seeking solutions to the problem through in-house meetings and talks with external experts.“The minister, who is already considering two possible solutions, will go ahead with corrective measures as soon as possible in consultation with all parties involved,” the statement said without elaborating.Irrespective, if any disciplinary offences arise following the completion of the investigation, the health ministry will carry out the necessary actions, it added.In what has become a major embarrassment for Cyprus, on Monday the attorney-general ordered a fifth post-mortem to be carried out by a foreign pathologist, to be certain there would not be any doubts after the first one gave a different cause of death.Petruna Nikolova arrived in Cyprus a few days before her February 22 death with her partner Ivan Ivanov and stayed in Yeroskipou.She was out searching for work when she was found seriously injured in a field and died on her way to the hospital before being able to tell anyone what had happened.The first autopsy, carried out by state pathologists Angeliki Papetta and Nicolas Charalambous, cited the cause of death as being hemorrhagic shock resulting from multiple injuries, possibly caused by farming equipment.In the meantime, suspicions were raised due to the presence in the area of several rottweilers, prompting a second autopsy by Charalambous in the presence of a vet. That one found her death was “likely caused by dogs”.Two more autopsies were carried out since, one on behalf of her family and one by a pathologist hired by two suspects arrested by police. Both found that her death was caused by dog bites.You May LikeThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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