New HP Laser Tank printers to help Indian SMBs boost productivity

first_imgNew Delhi: To enable small and medium businesses )SMBs) save critical time and cost of business operation, PC and printer major HP Inc on Wednesday introduced high-capacity “HP Neverstop Laser” printers in India. “HP Neverstop Laser 1000” series is available from Rs 15,846 (non-wireless) and Rs 17,236 (wireless) while “Neverstop Laser MFP 1200” series would cost Rs 22,057 (non-wireless) and Rs 23,460 (wireless). With the advantage of replacing the toner in 15 seconds and reducing common printing interruptions through innovations and digital integration, “HP Neverstop Laser” printer gives businesses a competitive edge, said the company. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app “With breakthrough innovations like Laser Tank, we are helping businesses enjoy high quality laser printing at an affordable rate, and run their print-based workflows without interruption,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc. India. “Now, a larger number of customers can affordably take advantage of HP’s market leading laser printing technology, which has always stood for the highest levels of quality and durability,” Chandra added. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails “HP Neverstop Laser” has a printing speed of 20 ppm (A4) with a sharper and bolder text quality. The cost per page starting at 29 paise per page (with the dual laser Toner reload kit) offers customers the opportunity to print with a mess free self reload experience. “As the market leader in Laser printers, we are strengthening our existing portfolio with this new Printer to cater to a wider gamut of customers,” added Leo Joseph, Senior Director, Printing Systems and Solutions, HP Inc. India. The key features include up to 5,000 pages without interruptions and print up to 5,000 pages right out of the box with virtually no interruptions-perfect for high-volume printing. The printers have options for mobile scanning, Wi-Fi Direct and printing with HP Smart App. The “HP Neverstop Laser” toner reload kit is available at Rs 849 (single Pack) and Rs 1,449 (double pack).last_img read more

A chronology of the captivity of Joshua Boyle and his family

first_imgCanadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three young children have been released from captivity five years after the couple disappeared in Afghanistan. Here is a timeline of their case.July 2012 — Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman travel to Russia. They later move on to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and finally to Afghanistan over the course of several months.Oct. 8, 2012 — Caitlan Coleman’s father hears from Boyle for the last time before the couple is captured. Boyle said he was in an internet cafe in what he described as an “unsafe” part of Afghanistan. The last withdrawals from the couple’s bank account were made Oct. 8 and 9 in Kabul. An Afghan official later said the couple had been abducted in Wardak Province, a rugged, mountainous Taliban haven.Late 2012 or early 2013 — Coleman’s first child is born. Coleman was pregnant at the time of her capture, and her due date was in December 2012.June 4, 2014 — Coleman’s family releases two videos of Coleman and Boyle in captivity, saying the clips were provided to the family in 2013. Boyle and Coleman are seen calling on the U.S. government to free them and their child from Taliban captors.November 2015 — Coleman’s family receives a letter from Coleman in which she says she has given birth to a second child in captivity.Aug. 30, 2016 — A video of Coleman and Boyle is posted on YouTube. In it, the Boyle says that their captors will kill them and their children “if the policies of the Afghan government are not overturned, either by the Afghan government or by Canada, somehow, or the United States.” A Taliban official has said the video was recorded in 2015.December 2016 — Another video is posted online, this time featuring Coleman, Boyle and their two young children. In the video, Coleman urges governments on all sides to reach a deal to secure the family’s freedom.Oct. 12, 2017 — U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the family’s release. According to officials, Coleman had a third child while in captivity. In a press release, the Pakistani military says Boyle and Coleman will be “repatriated to the country of their origin.”last_img read more

Todays global crises highlight need to promote human security – Ban

15 July 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized the need to promote the concept of human security, noting that the challenges facing the world today threaten the lives of millions and undermine development efforts. “Everyone has a right to enjoy freedom from fear…freedom from want…and freedom to live in dignity,” Mr. Ban said in a video message for a symposium on human security taking place in Tokyo.“These mutually reinforcing aspirations are at the heart of human security and our mission to build a better world for all,” he stated.More than ever, “we live in an interconnected world,” where crises transcend borders and threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of men, women and children, he noted. “They increase human insecurity and undermine progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he added, referring to the targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, ranging from ensuring quality education and a clean environment to reducing hunger and disease.He said the symposium can help inform and advance discussions at the high-level summit he will be convening in New York in September at which world leaders will gather to push for further progress on the MDGs.The landmark 2005 World Summit referred to the concept of human security, recognizing that “that all individuals, in particular vulnerable people, are entitled to freedom from fear and freedom from want, with an equal opportunity to enjoy all their rights and fully develop their human potential.”In May, the General Assembly held its first formal debate on human security, during which Mr. Ban presented his report on the issue.Addressing that meeting, he had stressed that “we must ensure that the gains of today are not lost to the crises of tomorrow,” calling for actions focusing on “people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific and preventive strategies at every level.”Such an approach, the report pointed out, helps address both current and emerging threats, as well as their causes. The report also emphasized the need for strong and stable institutions to advance human security. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,618.25, up 8.59 points):Titan Medical Inc. (TSX:TMD). Health care. Up 3.5 cents, or 12.07 per cent, to 32.5 cents on 19.2 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 11 cents, or 5.24 per cent, to $2.21 on 10.6 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up $1.47, or 12.75 per cent, to $13.00 on 8.8 million shares. The Waterloo-based company reported second-quarter earnings of US$19 million or four cents per basic share, compared with a loss of US$372 million or 71 cents per share a year ago. Software and services revenue hit a record $185 million in the quarter. Overall revenue totalled US$238 million, down from US$334 million from the same quarter last year.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 0.81 per cent, to $14.61 on 7.9 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up seven cents, or 0.82 per cent, to $8.58 on 7.5 million shares.Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL). Oil and gas. Up 65 cents, or 1.49 per cent, to $44.16 on 5.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B). Entertainment. Down 97 cents, or 16.11 per cent, to $5.05 on 1.6 million shares. The Halifax-based company says its “Teletubbies” programming for pre-school children has underperformed in the U.S., contributing to disappointing financial results for fiscal 2017. However, DHX says it’s well-positioned to take advantage of exploding budgets as industry giants like Netflix, Disney and others look for family-friendly premium content for their video-on-demand services. DHX reported a net loss of $18 million for the fourth quarter as revenue was down 16.3 per cent from a year earlier, falling to $87.6 million. Revenue for the year was $298.7 million, down two per cent from fiscal 2016, while the full-year net loss of $3.6 million compared with a year-earlier profit of $27.7 million. read more

President defends coalition calls for end to power struggle

President Maithripala Sirisena today defended the coalition Government and called for an end to the power struggle within the coalition.Making the Government policy speech in Parliament, the President also sought an end to the squabbles between the Government and the opposition. Later, in his speech the President briefed Parliament on the achievements of the Government so far. President Sirisena said that the National issue cannot be resolved by the Government alone.He also said that the Government has a lot of challenges before it and all political parties must unite to develop the country.The President also said that the unity Government has been able to strengthen its relationship with the international community since it took office in 2015. The President said the National unity Government was formed to address the post war issues.He said that no matter what is said, the issues faced by the Tamils in the war affected North and East must be addressed. He said the Government will continue to maintain its non-aligned foreign policy and have a good relationship with all countries. (Colombo Gazette) The ceremonial opening of the second session of the eighth Parliament took place today with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. read more

UNAIDS commends Viet Nam on its national HIV prevention strategy

The country’s Government has divided up the work of AIDS prevention and treatment among several ministries, giving specific duties to each, but naming one to lead their collaboration in particular areas. The new strategy also focuses on reaching sex workers and injecting drug users.”This is an excellent national strategy and stands as a model for other countries in the region and the world, that stands as a model for other countries in the region and the world,” UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Kathleen Cravero told Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem in Hanoi.”By adopting the National AIDS Strategy, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has underscored the urgent need to act now to contain the growing AIDS epidemic in Viet Nam,” she added.Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health estimated that 215,000 people were living with HIV by the end of last year, meaning that 1 out of every 75 households had an infected family member. Officials are trying to reduce the stigma of having the disease.”Viet Nam President Tran Duc Luong’s recent visit with people living with HIV was an important step in fighting the stigma surrounding HIV,” Dr. Cravero said. read more

Competition Bureau calls on municipalities to relax rules around food trucks

Competition Bureau calls on municipalities to relax rules around food trucks OTTAWA – The federal Competition Bureau is calling on municipalities to re-think their rules around food trucks in a bid to encourage the popular choice for many Canadians looking for a quick and tasty meal.The agency said Tuesday that flexible regulations could mean more choices and greater competition, adding the benefits could include more jobs, new customers and improved street vitality.In some places, food trucks have evolved beyond hot dogs, fries and poutine in recent years with upscale offerings such as fish tacos, sushi and curries from around the world.However, municipalities often limit where food trucks can operate, how long they can be open and the number of food trucks that are permitted in a given area.The bureau said in a news release that while regulations can serve legitimate policy goals, some restrictions may go further than necessary.In Toronto, Canada’s most populous city, there were 56 registered food trucks in 2016, up from 14 the year prior. However, in Vancouver, where regulations have been relaxed, the growth of mobile food went up from 17 in 2010 to over 100 vendors.The City of Toronto bylaws allow only two food trucks per city block, and trucks have to be at least 30 metres away from any restaurant.Cameron Pounder, co-owner of the FeasTO food truck, said the 30-metre rule should only be applied to the same side of a street.“Toronto has some narrow streets — Queen, King, Bathurst — that are not even 30 metres wide, meaning we can’t park across from a restaurant,” he said.Pounder would also like to see the city open up any parking spot to food trucks, not just paid ones.Mississauga, Ont., Coun. Chris Fonseca thinks the Competition Bureau should leave it up to the municipalities to determine what the rules are.“They know their communities best,” she said. “They know the different issues they are facing.”Fonseca said in Mississauga, food truck owners are currently required to purchase two licences: one for the vendor, one for the operator. The city, she said, is now considering removing the operator licence to lower costs to businesses.“We want all businesses in Mississauga to thrive,” Fonseca said. “Food trucks are a healthy form of competition.”There are more than 2,200 mobile food service operators in Canada, said the Competition Bureau, and this year they’re expected to bring in more than $300 million.— By Jennifer Cheng in Toronto. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 18, 2017 9:15 am MDT Last Updated Jul 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN statistics forum addresses efforts to support Global Goal on gender equality

Meeting Goal 5 of the SDGs, which calls for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, requires disaggregated data to ensure that all women and girls, especially those most vulnerable, are counted. The event follows the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), whose theme this year is to focus on better and more data to support progress for girls. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on the Day: “What cannot be measured cannot be managed.” The SDGs have raised awareness about the need for better data. “With a stand-alone goal on gender equality and almost a third of indicators relevant for gender analysis, [the SDGs have] put significant pressure on countries’ statistical capacity to fulfil new SDGs gender data requirements,” said Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the UN Statistics Division in a press release. “It is expected that this will translate into an increased demand for high-quality gender statistics that are produced regularly and that provide solid and objective evidence on the status of women compared to men,” he added. More than 200 participants, including national statisticians, government officials, women’s advocates, policy and statistical experts from regional and international organizations, and researchers from academia and think-tanks will be in attendance. The former President of Finland will deliver the keynote address.The Forum this year will focus on best practices and challenges for the collection, production, dissemination, and use of gender statistics, as well as an opportunity to review data availability and persisting gender data gaps. The following six themes will be addressed:Women’s economic empowerment (indicators for SDGs 1, 5, 8); Women and girls in international migration (indicators for SDGs 8, 10); Violence against women and girls (indicators for SDGs 5, 11, 16);Measuring and valuing unpaid work (indicators for SDG 5);Women’s political participation, including at the local level (indicators for SDG 5); andWomen’s health (indicators for SDGs 3, 5).The Global Gender Statistics Programme organizes the forum with the guidance of the UN Interagency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics. More details about the forum are available here. read more

Baseball Three Ohio State players selected in MLB draft two recruits also

Ohio State redshirt senior outfielder Shea Murray stands in the box against Purdue on April 1, 2017 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterIt was a down year for the Ohio State baseball team, but three players managed to find success this season as graduates starting pitcher Shea Murray and catcher Jalen Washington, along with junior Tre’ Gantt were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.The Buckeyes also heard the name of their top two recruits — left-handed starting pitcher Seth Lonsway and right-handed starting pitcher Xavier Moore — called on Wednesday.Though Murray had made the transition from the mound to the outfield this past season, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 18th round, 538th overall as a pitcher. This marks the second time Murray has been drafted by a MLB team, as he was drafted as a pitcher in the 39th round (1,158th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2015.On the mound, Murray owns a career 10.95 ERA over 12.1 innings of work. He struck out 17 batters, though 12 walks and overall control issues led to the decision for him to switch to the outfield. In his only season as a hitter, Murray posted a .252/.329/.449 slash line with three home runs and a pair of stolen bases. His three triples on the season were tied for the most on the team, and his .449 slugging percentage was the fourth-best on the team. Ohio State’s starting shortstop this past season, Washington, was chosen by the San Diego Padres in the 29th round with the 858th overall pick. But like Murray, it was not for the position he played in 2017.Washington was drafted by the Padres as a catcher, the position he manned in the 2016 season during the Buckeyes’ Big Ten tournament title run. That year, he caught 59 games and was placed on the Johnny Bench Award watch list on May 18, 2016. However, the team opted to shift him over to shortstop for the 2017 season, in an effort to make the most of his athleticism.Over his career, he has a .254/.357/.393 slash line with 10 home runs and 32 stolen bases. At the plate, 2017 was a career year for Washington as he posted career-highs in doubles (14), triples (five), home runs (seven), batting average (.266) and slugging percentage (.468), while tying a career-high in stolen bases (14).Gantt was the third and final Buckeye drafted on Wednesday after he was selected in the 29th round, 882nd by the Cleveland Indians. He still has one remaining year of eligibility, and could return to the team if he and the Indians do not agree to terms on a contract.In his first year as a regular starter, Gantt maximized every opportunity and spent the bulk of the season batting atop the Buckeyes’ lineup and playing center field.Though he did start in 38 games and appear in 47 games two seasons ago, it was not until the second half of the year when now-Colorado Rockies’ minor league first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic made the switch from right field to first base to free up the position for Gantt to play.Gantt enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2017, posting career-highs in every major statistical category, including a team-leading .426 on-base percentage. He was also tied for the team lead with 14 stolen bases with Washington. His overall slash line of .314/.426/.426 proved valuable for the Buckeye offense as he served as the catalyst for the team’s offense batting out of the leadoff spot in 41 of the team’s 56 games.The Buckeyes also saw a pair of recruits drafted on Wednesday.The first pitcher selected was Xavier Moore, a recruit from Lorain, Ohio, who was drafted in the 16th round with the 494th overall selection by the Texas Rangers. The graduate of Amherst High School is expected to sign with the Rangers.Ohio State’s top recruit, Seth Lonsway, was selected in the 19th round with the 557th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds.The southpaw out of Celina High School in Celina, Ohio, was ranked as the 148th best draft prospect by MLB Pipeline. He was projected to be a third-round pick in the draft by and Baseball America. Prior to the draft, he told The Daily Standard’s Colin Foster that he would determine the strength of his commitment based on where he was selected in the draft. The amount of days he has remaining until he can reach an agreement with the Reds is still unknown. read more

Track and Field Ohio State sending 53 athletes for highly competitive Music

Junior Nick Gray will run the men’s 60-meter-dash, 200-meter-dash and 4×400-meter-relay this weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsOhio State will open up its roster by sending 53 athletes to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Challenge, a two-day meet filled with tough competition and national implications. There will be 12 events on Friday and Saturday with at least one NCAA national championship qualifier.In the past two meets, Ohio State opted out of sending its full roster. This week, Ohio State is sending its full team, marking the season debuts for several athletes.Men’s previewThe 60-meter dash is filled with highly competitive sprinters who should create a close end result. Ohio State’s junior Nick Gray and senior Zack Bazile, as well as Southern Mississippi’s Cra’vorkian Carson and Memphis’ Davon Demoss, have top times that are separated by just .04 seconds. Carson has the fastest time at 6.64, which ranks 11th overall in the country, while Bazile is the slowest at 6.68, ranked 21st in the nation. The athletes with the top-16 marks will go to the national championship meet.“In the 60 meter, it’s important to focus on body technique, how fast I’m getting out and not focus on what’s going on in the outside lanes,” Gray said. Gray currently has a season-high mark of 6.66. That time would tie him for the last national championship qualifying spot, but that race was not counted by the NCAA. Since that race, Gray has been hampered by small injuries.“My goal for this track meet is to leave healthy and not hurt,” Gray said. Gray said he does not feel pressure to beat his personal record because he is currently more focused on his better events, the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Gray will make his season debut in the 200-meter dash and will run in 4×400-meter relay. Bazile has primarily been a jumper throughout his collegiate career, but ran a 60-meter-dash in 6.68 seconds two weeks ago.“Zack’s always wanted to run on the track,” assistant coach Joel Brown said. “He has the opportunity to do that this year and it is turning out well for him.”Redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield will make his track debut for Ohio State. Sheffield’s personal record in the 60-meter dash is a 6.70. He also plays cornerback for the Ohio State football team. Bazile also is expected to have a big meet outside of the 60-meter dash. He has the farthest long jump by .35 meters heading into this meet. While Bazile set a personal best in triple jump this year, Southern Mississippi’s John Warren has the better mark on the season. In the men’s 800-meter run, Ohio State junior Alexander Lomong has the top time this season. It will be the first 800 of the season for three of Virginia Tech’s runners, all of whom have faster personal records than Lomong.The Buckeyes are having their best season in school history in pole vault. Cole Gorski has the pole vault record a 5.45 meters set last week, and junior Coty Cobb is ranked third all-time (5.35m).They will be facing off against some tough familiar foes. Cincinnati’s Adrian Valles has beaten both Buckeyes and has the third-highest jump in the country at 5.61 meters. Michigan State’s Tim Ehrhardt has a personal record higher than Gorski’s, but Gorski beat Ehrhardt earlier this season.Women’s previewThe weight throw will be a showdown of the top-three collegiate throwers in the country and an Olympian. Junior Sade Olatoye is currently third with a throw of 22.76 meters, behind Cincinnati’s Ann Echikunwoke (23.69) and Mississippi’s Janeah Stewart (23.83). The top three will square off against Gwen Berry, a member of Team USA.Olatoye, Stewart and Echikunwoke also will compete in shot put. Freshman Anavia Battle will run in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. She is coming off first place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.45) and 200-meter dash (23.79). Both finishes are the two best times this season for Ohio State. Brown said Battle is doing less weight training than her teammates and is focused more on bodyweight training and explosiveness to stay on track for this meet.Senior Mikaela Seibert has the farthest personal best in triple-jump heading into this meet of all competitors, but Cincinnati’s Irati Mitxelena has the farthest mark of the season. read more

Man charged over offensive Facebook post about TT PM

(Trinidad Express) Police have charged Rayad Mohammed, the man who wrote a Facebook post directed at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, his wife and daughter.Mohammed, who apologised for the disturbing post when it became widely known, has been charged with sending a grossly offensive message, an offence under the Summary Offences Act.Rayad MohammedMohammed was detained by police last Saturday and remained in custody until last night, when he was granted his own bail and allowed to leave the San Fernando Police Station.“Someone should find ROWLEY daughter and wife and slit their throats N rape them” was the post linked to Mohammed last Friday.The statement was condemned by most, and on Saturday, Mohammed messaged the Express with an apology.He wrote: “I Rayad Ryan Mohammed am truly and deeply regretful about the post that went viral yesterday. It was said in anger and I meant no harm or malicious intent to anyone in the Rowley family. I was simply very angry by the state of crime in the country and what appears to be the lack of concern from those in authority. The offending post has been removed”.Mohammed is expected to appear in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today.Section 106 of the Summary Offences Act Chapter: 11:02 states:“Any person who (a) sends any message by telephone which is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene, or menacing character, (b) sends any message by telephone, telegram, which he knows to be false, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any other person, or (c) persistently makes telephone calls without reasonable cause and for such purpose as mentioned above, is liable on summary conviction to a find of $200 or to imprisonment for one month.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who attacked T&T PM’s family on Facebook pleads not guiltyJuly 7, 2017In “latest news”T&T man in love triangle lured to his death – PoliceAugust 24, 2016In “Crime”Trini burger joint owner killed in suspected `hit’May 16, 2018In “Crime”

SURPRISE IN MALMO Slovenia beat Spain

Slovenia made a pleasant surprise against Spain 24:21 (12:16) at Malmo Arena in Sweden at the start of the Qualification battle for Rio.RESULTS – DAY 1GDANSK:Chile – Tunisia 29:35 (13:17)Poland – Macedonia 25:20 (13:9)MALMO:Spain – Slovenia 24:21 (12:16)Iran – Sweden 19:34 (9:16)HERNING:Norway – Bahrain 35:29 (16:15)Denmark – Croatia 28:24 (11:9) olympic gamesOlympic handball ← Previous Story Gdansk, Herning and Malmo keep the Olympic secret Next Story → Poland and Tunisia qualify for Rio!

Teenage girls hospitalised with burns after aerosol can explosion

first_imgFOUR TEENAGE GIRLS have been hospitalised after an aerosol can exploded at a house in Drogheda this afternoon.Gardaí say that the incident happened at about 4.15 pm with the girls aged between 12-14 years taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.All four have since been transferred to the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin with burn injuries.The explosion is understood to have caused extensive internal structural damage to the house.Investigations are ongoing.Read: Three teens taken to hospital after swimming accident >last_img

The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_img Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 4:57 PM Share Tweet Email The 5 at 5: Wednesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Dec 7th 2016, 4:57 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #ORKAMBI: Hundreds attended a protest outside Dáil Eireann today to petition the government to approve the cystic fibrosis drug for routine use.2. #KHODORKOVSKY: A court today unfroze €100 million worth of assets belonging to the former richest man in Russia following a money laundering investigation.3. #RED LINE: A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a Luas this morning.4. #RECORD HIGH: Temperatures around the country soared today, breaking records for December in the Phoenix Park and Donegal.5. #FOR BETTER OR WORSE? Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. Short URL No Comments 6,893 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Shutterstock/Elena Schweitzer Image: Shutterstock/Elena Schweitzer Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gardaí investigating three petrol bomb attacks overnight in Drogheda

first_img By Hayley Halpin Image: Eamonn Farrell via Short URL GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING three petrol bomb incidents in Drogheda overnight. The first incident happened at around 12.15am at St Laurence’s Park. A suspected device was discovered at a house, where the front window and front living room were damaged. No one was in the house at the time of the incident. The second incident happened at Scarlett Crescent shortly after 1am. A suspected device was thrown through a window of a home. No one sustained injuries in the attack.The final incident happened at Loughboy, Mell at 4am. Fire Brigade attended the scene and no one was injured. It is understood that petrol bombs were involved in all these incidents. Last night’s attacks come after two houses were attacked with petrol bombs in Drogheda the previous night.Those attacks came less than 48 hours after a gunman opened fire and sprayed bullets at a house hitting a man three times. Investigations are ongoing. Gardaí investigating three petrol bomb attacks overnight in Drogheda The attacks come after two houses were attacked with petrol bombs in Drogheda the previous night. 29 Comments Sunday 28 Apr 2019, 10:29 AM Share Tweet Email Image: Eamonn Farrell via Apr 28th 2019, 10:29 AM 18,479 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Ceferin nominated for second term as UEFA president

first_imgUEFA president Aleksandar Ceferin has been nominated to continue in the role for a second term.Ceferin was the former head of the National Football Association of Slovenia (NZS), succeeded Michel Platini in 2016, winning a vote against Michael van Praag of the Netherlands 42-13.The deadline for nominations is November 7, with elections to be held in Rome on February 7.“The current president of UEFA and former president of the NZS, Aleksandar Ceferin has been nominated by the NZS together with seven other European football federations for the second term in the position of President of UEFA,” the NZS said in a statement published on its website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Eight football federations sent an official proposal to UEFA on Tuesday morning, according to the statute, that [UEFA] will be headed by Ceferin during the next term.“Two years ago, when he first ran for President of UEFA, he was initially proposed by the football federations of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Italy, and Iceland and the Faroe Islands this year. The official candidacy was then filed by Slovenia.“The current mandate for Aleksandar Ceferin expires in February 2019.”last_img read more

Declare Your Independence with New Marketing and Production Practices

first_imgAs you sit back this July 4th weekend and celebrate America’s independence, take some time to register for the ASA Soybean Marketing and Production College, July 30, in St. Paul, Minn., and declare your independence with new marketing and production practices.The ASA Marketing and Production College will feature three intensive education sessions, including a comprehensive program on “Developing an Integrated Weed Management Plan for Your Farm,” sponsored by Bayer CropScience. Other education sessions include “Utilizing Precision Agriculture to Maximize Yields, sponsored by AGCO, and “The U.S. Soy Sustainability Pledge to the World.” The Soybean Marketing and Production College will also feature a keynote address from Ohio State University Economist Matthew Roberts.Click here for more information and to register.last_img

Air Force Launching Seminar Series on Partnerships

first_imgThe Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) program is offering a series of seminars on a range of topics to support installation and community leaders as they carry out efforts to form new partnerships.The monthly brownbag series, which is open to Air Force personnel and community stakeholders, begins next week with a session on intergovernmental support agreements. Brownbags scheduled so far include:Intergovernmental Support Agreements 101 (July 27)Legal Aspects of How to Draft Successful Partnership Agreements (Aug. 24)Building and Completing Successful Business Case Analyses for Partnerships (Sept. 21)Morale, Welfare and Recreation: How Bases and Communities are Working Together to Provide Better Services (Oct. 26)Future topics will include:Driving High-Return-on-Investment Partnerships: Examples from the AFCP ProgramIntroduction to the AFCP ProgramCivil Engineering Partnerships: How These Partnerships are Changing the Way the Air Force Does BusinessFor more details about the series and to register, visit the AFCP website. For more information, contact Yvonne Fernandez at, or Marta Dunn at January 2013, the AFCP Program has inspired 53 installations and communities to partner across a wide range of functions. The 200 agreements that installations and their host communities have signed have generated $39 million in benefits for the Air Force and $24 million in community benefits, according to the Air Force. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for October 25 Woman Arrested On Warrant Crash Sends 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 25, 2018:Melinda N. Rhone (54, Medford) was arrested on a warrant. She was initially pulled over and given a written warnings for speeding on 93 North, between Exits 38 and 39. (2:45am)Police conducted a school bus evacuation drill at the North Intermediate. (8:46am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. (10:05am)Animal Control Officer rescued injured owl with possible broken wing on Kelley Road and brought to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (1:11pm)Police and Fire responded to an oven fire on Pouliot Place. (1:53pm)A caller reported an 80-year-old patient walked out of Woodbriar facility. Police responded. Situation checked OK. Daughter had signed her father out and staff was with him the entire time. (5:29pm)Police notified DPW that the street sign for Fletcher Lane is missing. (6:07pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Lake Street. Entrapment. 2 occupants sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. Both vehicles towed. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Outdoor rec area at Goose Creek might violate constitutional rights

first_imgThe outdoor recreation area for the Special Management Unit at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)In many correctional facilities in Alaska, an enclosed room with an opening that lets in fresh air is considered outdoor space. For inmates held in protective custody at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla, that’s their only access to outdoor recreation, which the American Civil Liberties Union and inmates say could be a violation of their constitutional rights.Listen NowJimmy Nix sits in a small white room at Goose Creek, the only splash of color coming from his blazing orange prison uniform. Since June of 2015 he has been housed in the Special Management Unit, or the SMU. He sought protective custody because he’s a convicted sex offender, a crime that often elicits threats and punishment from general population inmates.“There was a lot of taunting,” Nix said of his most recent time in the general population. “Lot of things being said. ‘Kill yourself.’”Inmates in the SMU live, eat, and recreate in a completely separate area of the prison from other inmates. It’s for their own safety, but it comes with restrictions. They have limited access to educational programs, are only out of their cells a few hours each day and their outdoor recreation area is a large, enclosed concrete room. The room’s roof has one opening at the top of a wall that lets in fresh air.“The part where you get locked down in your room? It takes its toll on you already,” Nix said.”But the part where you can’t go outside, see the sunshine, see a tree, watch a bird? It’s very depressing. It weighs on you.”The inmates can only see sky, clouds, and the occasional plane, Nix said. Some inmates in the SMU said they have not seen trees or grass in over a year.Occasionally the sun is positioned just right and shines in perfectly, he said. “You’ll see about eight guys conjure up in a little bitty square just to absorb the sunshine from the grates because there’s not much that comes through.”Department of Corrections policy states that allowing the inmates access to the space meets their requirements for daily outdoor recreation. One inmate, Jared Kowalski, filed an official grievance with the department and was told by deputy commissioner of institutions the area complied with department policy and state codes.Goose Creek Superintendent John Conant stood in the echo-filled room and explained “It’s outside-inside. That’s what I’ve always been told.” It’s considered outdoor recreation “because of the fresh air. That’s the main thing.”The room has exercise equipment in one area and a basketball hoop.The outdoor yard at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Wasilla is available for the general population for recreation every day except during severe weather. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)Inmates in the general population have access to an open yard with ball fields, grass and views of trees, as well as access to indoor gymnasiums.Assistant superintendent Kevin Horton said outdoor recreation is very valuable for the inmates.“The more they’re out recreating and out of the mods and blowing off steam, the better things are for the whole institution,” he said. ‘Mods’ is shorthand for modules, or prison housing units.Horton said the administration can’t make the yard available to people in protective custody because officers have to keep the groups separate. If the staff mix them together, he explained, they can’t guarantee the prisoners’ safety. Additionally, moving the 120 SMU inmates is logistically challenging in a prison that holds about 1,200 people.“We can’t shut down the yard to move that population into a general population area because then we’re losing time, we’re interrupting programs, we’re interrupting jobs — things of that nature,” he said.Conant stressed that the guys in protective custody have voluntarily chosen to be there, and they could transfer to other special general population units that are considered safer.“There’s other units these guys can be in if they just have a little more courage, I guess you’d say, and just try it,” he said.But Tara Rich with the ACLU of Alaska said just because the inmates volunteer to be in the SMU, does not mean that they waive their Eighth Amendment rights. That amendment protects them from cruel and unusual punishment, and court decisions dating back 30 years dictate that it guarantees prisoners have regular access to the outdoors.Department of Corrections policy states the SMU inmates’ rights are met by letting them spend time in the room with fresh air, but Rich argued case law does not support that assertion.“I have not seen any sort of guarantee, for Eighth Amendment purposes, an open window in an enclosed room would be equivalent to guaranteeing a meaningful opportunity for outdoor exercise,” she said during a phone interview.Inmates in the SMU, like Clayton Allison, agree and say the deprivation has taken it’s toll. Allison said he has only seen nature once in the past year and a half – at his mother’s funeral last summer.“I unashamedly admit that I was weeping on the ride there, not because of my mom’s death, but because of the car ride and being able to be outside,” he recalled. “I was able to see the many colors of the green on the trees and the flowers. It had been so long it was overwhelming for me.”Allison said just being able to see the grass could greatly improve his mental health.Superintendent Conant said protective custody inmates will only have access to the open yard if there’s a departmental policy change.According to Rich, the ACLU is working with the DOC to try to improve conditions for inmates who are in all types of segregation, including in the SMU.last_img read more