Amendments to Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act

first_imgNova Scotia’s lakes and rivers will be better protected through amendments to legislation introduced today, Nov. 4, by Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. Proposed changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act are designed to clarify and simplify the act. The amendments will also protect against the non-authorized introduction of fish into provincial waters. “We know that Nova Scotians expect our marine and freshwater resources to be well-managed,” said Mr. Belliveau. “This legislation helps us to do exactly that for present and future generations.” The Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act outlines a structure for sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s coastal resources. It has been in effect since 1997.last_img read more

Burns Root help Eng steady ship reach 1252 at Tea

first_imgManchester: Rory Burns and Joe Root helped England reach 125/2 at Tea on Day 3 to keep themselves alive in the fourth Ashes Test here on Friday. After Steve Smith’s 211 which propelled Australia to 497/8, England recovered 25/2 to trim mammoth lead down to 372 with eight wickets in hand and one session and two days remaining. The first session of the day got washed out after England resumed on 23/1 with Burns batting on 15. By Tea, Burns got to his fourth Test fifty and second in the series and was batting on 62 from 137 balls. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSkipper Root at the other end neared his second consecutive half century as he was batting on 47 from 108 balls. The pair shared a 100-run unbroken stand. For the Aussies, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins got a wicket each. After Joe Denly (4) was dismissed on Day 2, nightwatchman Craig Overton also got out for just 5 early on Day 3, Hazlewood having him caught by Smith at second slip. From then on, Burns and Root steadied the ship. On the second day, it was all about Smith’s masterclass batting display. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSmith brought up his third double hundred after missing the third Ashes Test due to concussion. Smith re-wrote the history books with his 26th Test century and third Ashes double hundred as he batted for 513 minutes, and hit 24 fours and two sixes. Brief scores: Australia 1st innings: 497/8 decl (Steve Smith 211, Marnus Labuschagne 67; Tim Paine 58, Mitchell Starc 54 not out; Stuart Broad 3/97) vs England 125/2 (Rory Burns 62, Joe Root 47) at Tea.last_img read more

CP NewsAlert TSB says derailed train began to move on its own

first_imgCALGARY — Investigators say a Canadian Pacific freight train was parked and began to move on its own before it derailed and killed three crew members on the Alberta-British Columbia boundary.The Transportation Safety Board says the westbound train had been parked on a grade for two hours near Field, B.C., when the westbound train started rolling.The board says the crew had just boarded the train, but weren’t yet ready to depart.It says the train gained speed well in excess of the 32 km/h maximum for the tight turns in the mountain pass.Some 99 cars carrying grain and two locomotives derailed at a curve ahead of a bridge.The three crew were all in the lead locomotive, which plunged into a river.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Union says port workers still on the job in BC despite lockout

VANCOUVER — The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union says all of his members are on the job, despite a lockout notice issued by the association representing 55 waterfront employers in British Columbia.Rob Ashton says his members have no intention of shutting the ports down, and the lockout notice, due to take effect Thursday, is the decision of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association.He says a lockout would cover every port in British Columbia, from Vancouver to New Westminster, Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert and Stewart.When notice was issued Tuesday, Ashton called it reckless, irresponsible and needless.B.C. Maritime Employers Association chairman Jeff Scott has said the decision was made after the union issued strike notice and then imposed an overtime ban at two Vancouver-area terminals, which Scott says escalated to work stoppages.Longshore workers have been without a contract for 17 months and Scott says talks between the two sides broke off Monday, but Ashton says a mediated session is set for today. The Canadian Press read more

Venezuela UN agency provides training to help combat sexual violence

25 August 2010A United Nations-backed project in Venezuela has trained dozens of government officials and security force members on how to prevent sexual and gender-based violence and provide better care and protection for victims. Medical and psycho-social care, legal and protection training was provided to about 100 workers from government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and security forces by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the agency reported yesterday.The training was held in Zulia state in the country’s northwest and was part of a broader effort by UNHCR – including workshops and a major forum – to tackle the problems of sexual and gender-based violence in the South American country.UNHCR developed the project to help vulnerable groups in Venezuela, particularly the country’s large population of Colombian refugees who have crossed the border to avoid conflict in their homeland. Zulia lies next to the border with Colombia. read more

Chief incumbent of Kataragama temple admitted to private hospital

The chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kirivehera temple and another monk were injured in the shooting incident.A van used for the crime had been found by the Police. (Colombo Gazette) The chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kirivehera temple, the Venerable Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera, who was shot at last night, has been airlifted to Colombo to a private hospital for treatment.President Maithripala Sirisena had given instructions to airlift the monk to Colombo for further treatment.

UN mission chief attends donors conference for elections in DR of Congo

At the Brussels conference, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, William Lacy Swing, was particularly focused on persuading potential donors that the electoral process is working well, as exemplified by the million voters registered in the DRC capital, Kinshasa, in just two weeks, the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said.The total needed to carry out the elections was high at $430 million, but had to be raised from the $285 million proposed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) because of the need, in a country with almost non-existent infrastructure, to airlift election materials to 166 polling stations and to put security in place at each site, it said.After the pledging conference, Mr. Swing leaves Brussels for New York, where he is scheduled to brief the Security Council on Wednesday on DRC developments.Meanwhile, MONUC said it has been working to upgrade prison conditions in Kasaï Oriental Province. It has pointed out “inhumane conditions, barely imaginable, which result in illnesses and death,” where, among other things, food supplies are meagre, sanitation is poor or absent, women and children are jailed together with men in tightly packed cells and families complain of not being able to visit imprisoned relatives.In this regard, through a MONUC initiative, prisoners in the Kasaï mining town of Mbuji-Mayi were to receive 30 tons of food and other materials collected from the community. The contribution also included five free legal consultations from a local lawyer, it said. read more

Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

Las Vegas gambler William “Billy” Walters, left,, accompanied by one of his attorneys, leaves Manhattan federal court, in New York, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Walters, linked to golfer Phil Mickelson, was sentenced to five years in prison for his conviction on insider trading charges.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like “a winner” to himself and others.U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected the recommendation of probation officials and a lawyer for William “Billy” Walters that he serve only a year in prison, but still imposed a sentence less than the minimum of eight years called for by federal sentencing guidelines. He also fined him $10 million.“When it comes to the stock market, Billy Walters is a cheater and a criminal and not a very clever one,” Castel said, calling the crime “amateurishly simple.”He noted Walters was a minor celebrity in Las Vegas with a private plane, a $17 million West Coast home and $175 million in earnings from 2011 to 2015.The judge said Walters looked to elevate himself when he befriended former Dallas-based Dean Foods Co. board chairman Thomas Davis, getting him to divulge secrets he then traded on.Castel said Walters was “fixated on appearing to himself and others to be a winner.”“Money was a way of keeping score,” Castel said.Prosecutors said Walters began trading in 2006 on secrets Davis told him about the nation’s largest processor and distributor of fresh milk, amassing over $40 million in illegal profits through 2014. Davis, who pleaded guilty to charges, testified against Walters at an April trial. He awaits sentencing.Mickelson was not mentioned by name during the sentencing, though the judge alluded to him as he described how Walters drew others into his corruption.The government said Mickelson earned nearly $1 million after Walters told him to buy Dean Foods stock in 2012, profits Mickelson gave Walters to cover gambling debts. The Securities and Exchange Commission cited Mickelson for the trades in a lawsuit, and Mickelson agreed to repay the money. Mickelson was not charged.Castel noted “large and splashy displays of philanthropy” by Walters — some likely funded by his crimes — and said he credited him for quiet, under-the-radar gifts that “say something about the man’s character.”Those included paying medical school costs and buying a car for a student whose car broke down, funding a family vacation and salary for a young employee while his wife was dying and helping another acquaintance make it to his father’s funeral in Romania.Given the opportunity to speak, Walters barely said anything beyond thanking the judge for reading everything submitted on his behalf.After being sentenced, a smiling Walters hugged his wife and others while politely declining comment as he left court. He was told to report to prison Oct. 10.In a release, U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said Walters cheated his way to profits through massive, perfectly timed trades.“Making millions in the stock market with a deck stacked in your favour leads to time in a federal penitentiary,” he said. by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2017 10:54 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison read more

Queen officially unveils new Highland Games pavilion at annual Braemar Gathering

The Queen has officially unveiled a new Highland Games pavilion at the annual Braemar Gathering.She joined 15,000 visitors at the event, which is held each year a short distance from the royals’ summer retreat on the Balmoral estate.The Aberdeenshire town has hosted the event for 203 years and this year marked the 170th anniversary of Royal Family links.The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by the Duke of Rothesay as well as the Princess Royal and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park.The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies which they carried throughout their hour-long visit.Before leaving, the Queen and the Duke of Rothesay officially unveiled the newly-built Highland Games Pavilion, which will open to the public next year and will showcase the history of the Highland Games, not just in Braemar but across the world. A competitor takes part in the Putting the Heavy Stone competition at the Braemar Gathering Having first attended with her parents and grandparents at the age of seven in 1933, she has only missed the Gathering four times since taking the throne in 1952.The day includes competitions in events including tossing the caber, hammer throwing and tug of war, as well as performances of pipe bands and Highland dancers. Scottish Dancing at the Braemar Gathering GamesCredit: Andrew Parsons / i-Images The £2.5 million heritage centre is named after the Duke of Rothesay and was partly funded and driven by the Prince’s Foundation as well as numerous local donors.Leading the tour of the new property, David Geddes, president of Braemar Royal Highland Society, said he hopes the exhibition will become a draw for people from across the globe. The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies Credit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  He said: “Even members of the committee didn’t know of the existence of many of the items that now feature in the exhibition.”It was nice to go through all the donated pieces – some of the finds have created a bit of a stir in the village.” A competitor takes part in the Putting the Heavy Stone competition at the Braemar GatheringCredit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by Prince CharlesCredit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images  Marking its centenary, the RAF chose the Gathering as one of its main RAF100 events – a C130 Hercules from RAF Brize Norton performed a fly-by to the delight of the crowds.The Queen is the current, and longest serving, patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society. Exhibits include items from Highland Games and Gatherings, such as medals and trophies, and partner The Scottish Tartans Authority will also contribute to the collection.The facility also provides a new headquarters for the Braemar Royal Highland Society, and is expected to open to the public early in 2019. Scottish Dancing at the Braemar Gathering Games The Queen and Princess Anne were both presented with floral posies  The Queen, wearing a striking jade-green dress suit, was joined by Prince Charles Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

World Championship W Montenegro back on track

Group A: SantosGermany – Montenegro 24:25 (10:12)After the victory in their first match in preliminary round group A against Norway, Germany was the favorite of their second match against Montenegro. But during the first half their competitor was the better team and made it to a 9:4 lead after the first 15 minutes. The German team had great difficulties in the attack and made a lot of mistakes while Montenegro played consequently until the end. Only in the last four minutes of the first half the Germans improved their result. After 30 minutes Montenegro was leading 12:10 – the match was again open. In the beginning of the second half Germany showed a better performance and caught up to 12:12 after 33 minutes. Nevertheless the next ten minutes belonged to Montenegro, leading by 19:13 after 44 minutes. The match was nearly decided. Even in the closing stages of the match Germany found no means to endanger the victory of Montenegro. They still achieved a 24:25 but in the end their competitor won well deserved. Both teams have now one victory and one defeat.“We were very satisfied with todays match,” said Dragan Adzic, the coach of Montenegro, while his German counterpart Heine Jensen was not very happy. “As I said before, Montenegro is one of the top teams of this World Championship. We now need to start immediately to focus on our next match against China.”China – Norway 16:43 (7:20)In the second match of preliminary round group A Norway won without any difficulties. After their defeat against Germany on the opening day the Scandinavian girls beat China 43:16. It took China more than ten minutes to achieve the first goal, which was actually a penalty. Norway was already leading 7:0 at that time. The match continued like this:12:2 after 15 minutes and 14:3 after 20 minutes. At halftime Norway was 13 goals ahead (20:7). The Norwegians celebrated their speed-handball by scoring one goal after the other. At the end they won well deserved at 43:16.Best scorer of the match was the Norwegian player Heidi Løke with seven goals. “Yesterday we weren´t satisfied with the second half against Germany because of our weak defence.”“Today it looked much better“, said Thorir Hergeirsson, the head coach of the Norwegian team. “Although we know that China is not as strong as Germany, things definitely turned out to be good. We have to keep this up also against the strong teams.” His counterpart Wang Xindong said: “It´s a good experience for us to play against Norway in an official match and to improve our abilities. We will analyse our mistakes and will draw the right conclusions.”Iceland – Angola 24:28 (12:15)After the complete second match day Angola is the leader in the ranking of preliminary round group A. The Africans won 28:24 against Iceland and thus is the only unbeaten team in this group after two victories (4-0). Iceland, the surprising team of the previous day when they beat the favourite Montenegro 22:21, started better into the match and led 7:5 after eleven minutes. But after that things changed. Angola scored four times in a row – three goals were scored by Marcelina Kiala – and turned the match. It was amazing to see how the Africans improved step by step. After 23 minutes the score was 13:9 for Angola. Until the end of the first 30 minutes Iceland caught up only one goal and Angola was leading 15:12. Also in the second half the Angolan team dominated the match. Eleven minutes before the end Azenaide Danila Carlos scored the 25:19. This was the pre-decision. After sixty minutes Angola won the match 28:24. Best players of the match were Angola’s Marcelina Kiala and Iceland’s Stella Sigurdardottir who both scored six times. Group B: BarueriKorea – Kazakhstan 31:19 (16:4)The Korean girls handled the 24:39 against Russia from Match Day 1 very well – and showed their real face on Sunday 4 December. The team of Jae Won Kang left Kazakhstan chanceless and took revenge for the final defeat of the Asian Championships 2010 – and even beat their opponents clearer than at the Asian Olympic Qualification some weeks ago.As Kazakhstan was completely out of rhythm in the starting period, Korea benefitted from their mistakes and punished nearly all of them by counter attacks. It took only 19 minutes when the distance were already ten goals at 11:1 – and it took even two minutes more before Kazakhstan scored their second goal. After an absolute one-sided first half the result was 16:4 – and the Korean spectators were going crazy.As the winner was obvious after 30 minutes, Korea decelerated and allowed their opponent some goals without being endangered at any second. It was a small success for Kazakhstan that they reached a draw after the break. The top scorers were Woo, Sim and Choi with four goals each for Korea, Nedopekina hit the net five times for Kazakhstan.Jae Won Kang, Korean coach: “We played much better than yesterday, but the opponent was much weaker than Russia. After the break we tried some tactics and changed a lot of players. I think it will take one or two matches until we are really well-rehearsed.”Vadim Bykanow, Kazakhstan assistant coach: “Korea as a former World and Olympic champion is much stronger than our team. Our main problem was that we missed too many chances in counter attacks, but I hope we learn from those mistakes.”Spain – Russia 22:28 (9:14) It was no handball deli, but a pure defence battle between two of the strongest teams of the World Championship. Spain and Russia started with great confidence after their clear opening victories against Netherlands and Korea. And right from the first second the fight for every centimetre in the Arena Barueri started. All players were willing to win this match – and no player gave any space to her opponent.The Russians took control over the match early, but could not leave Spain behind with a clear goal difference in the first half.  On both sides the goalkeepers had a brilliant day and the shooters were unlucky in most of the cases. Thanks to their defence wall Russia extended the gap to 11:6 in the 23rd minute and 14:9 at the break. But the Spanish resistance was not broken, even though the gap increased to 20:14 in the middle of the second half. Thanks to goalkeeper Sedoykina’s saves and the loss of power of the Spaniards, Russia became more dominant – but missed too many chances for an early decision. Coach Jewgeny Trefilow ran wild on the bench, when seeing his players failing in attack against extraordinary Silvia Navarro in the Spanish goal.Although the gap was still five or six goals, the defending champion did not stay calm and patient, but played nervously and hectically – in contrast to their gala against Korea yesterday. The victory was a success of the collective, not of some individual players, which is typical for Russian handball. But also the Spanish side can be proud of the way they fought against the favourite for the title in Brazil. Despite their woman-to-woman defence in the last five minutes, the Spaniards lost the game, which was decided at least at the 26:19 in the 56th minute.Statements after the match:Jorge Duenas, coach Spain: “We had problems in attack, as we lost too many balls, but it was really hard to play against this strong Russian defence and goalkeeper.”Jewgeny Trefilow, coach Russia: “It was a very athletic game with the most important question: Who runs more? I am not satisfied with our back court line except Bliznova and Levina, who were the only ones to score. But the most important thing is that we have those points, maybe we have more luck in the next games.”Andrea Barno, player Spain: “It was areal hard game, in which we wanted to make it difficult for Russia to win. But we scored too less.”Olga Chernoivanenko, player Russia: “This was our most important match in the Preliminary Round, as we know the strength of Spain after losing against them last year at the European Championship. We were very focused on the match and fought until the end – and we managed to accomplish our mission.”Australia – Netherlands 15:53 (6:27)Australia was the ideal opponent for the Dutch team after their opening defeat against Spain. Coach Henk Groener gave playing time to all his team members – and several youngsters like Lois Abbingh or Estefana Polman (both Silver medallists at the Junior’s European Championship) could show their high performance level. On the other hand the Australians reached their minimum goal for all World Championship matches: Cheered by the fans, yellow dressed and shouting “Aussie, Aussie”, they scored more than 10 goals. In the 48th minute this target was marked at the score of 10:43. Due to their missing physical, technical and tactical skills the underdog from down under again was absolutely chanceless against the Europeans, who aim for a ticket for the Olympic Qualification Tournaments and ranked eights at the last European Championship. So coach Henk Groener could save the power of his top players like Maura Visser and Pearl van der Wissel. Best Australians were again the goalkeepers Jemima Harbort and Catherine Kent. After a foul Veronica Kelly received a direct red card in the 48th minute. The highlight of the final stage was the 50th Dutch goal, scored by goalkeeper Mandy Burrekers.Statements after the match:Henk Groener, coach Netherlands: “After our disappointing match against Spain today we wanted to have fun on the field – and we had it. We started well and later-on everything worked – we even built up the Australian goalkeeper by missing our chances. “Katsuhito Kinoshita, coach Australia: “We scored much more goals than against Kazakhstan – and this makes us proud. I always try to find the positive things of a match to motivate my players for the next matches.”text: IHF ← Previous Story Champions League (M): Kielce, Kiel, Kobenhavn with the wins Next Story → Larvik wants Sanja Damnjanovic read more

15yearold girl missing from Dublin found safe and well

first_img By Cliodhna Russell 5 Comments Feb 28th 2018, 11:54 AM Short URL Share54 Tweet Email Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 11:54 AM Updated at 9pm, 28 FebruaryGARDAÍ HAVE THANKED the public for their assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a teenager missing from Dublin since Monday.Kim Berry, who’s 15-year-old, was last seen at her home in Ballyfermot on 26 February.Gardaí said today that she’s been found safe and well.- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin found ‘safe and well’ She was last seen at her home in Ballyfermot on Monday morning. Image: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,651 Views Image: RollingNews.ielast_img read more

This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today

first_imgI still can’t quite take in the chances of me, out of all the people who entered, getting the opportunity to paint Graham, out of all the people they could have chosen, and it turning out we’re third cousins. As Graham aptly put it, “I’m embarrassed for Ireland”. He is genuinely a lovely guy and he took [my partner] Suzy and me out for dinner after the unveiling.A wonderful coincidence, and a lovely portrait for all to see next time they visit the gallery: And so, here it is, @TheReidArt’s wonderful portrait of @grahnort for @NGIreland. Solo show at the Molesworth, coming June 2017 @SkyArts— Molesworth Gallery (@MolesworthGall) March 15, 2017 And in a rather unlikely turn of events, the artist realised he was Graham’s third cousin only after he had sat for the portraitGareth told Sky:My dad knew there was some connection a while back but only decided to tell me about a week after the final when we were in Kerry together. It was vague at that point – some cousins of his thought there was a connection through my granny’s side. The official “Nortrait”. @SkyArts #portraitartistoftheyear @CASSART @grahnort @NGIreland— Gareth Reid (@TheReidArt) March 15, 2017 Short URL 30 Comments Source: Molesworth Gallery/Twitter Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 10:00 PM By Mar 15th 2017, 10:00 PM Source: Gareth Reid/Twitter Source: DublinByMouth: Niamh/Twitter OVER THE LAST year, Sky Arts has been running an international competition to find the Portrait Artist of the Year.And last night, the results were announced.Belfast man Gareth Reid was victorious – and the prize was an €11,000 commission to paint Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland.And today it was unveiled to the public in all its glory Oh my stars and garters! This beautiful portrait of @grahnort by @TheReidArt was just added to @NGIreland #Portrait Collection. cc @SkyArts— DublinByMouth: Niamh (@DublinByMouth) March 15, 2017 65,372 Views DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Share Tweet Email3 This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin. There’s Graham Norton— Seán Marum (@SeanMarum) March 15, 2017 It’s gone down ~very well~ Add us: dailyedge Source: Seán/Twitter Written by David Elkin and posted on Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

US Navy identifies sailors killed in crash with cargo ship

first_imgUS Navy identifies sailors killed in crash with cargo ship Their bodies were found yesterday. By AFP 11,971 Views Monday 19 Jun 2017, 7:11 AM Image: Eugene Hoshiko 7 Comments THE US NAVY has identified seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan, smashing the side of the ship and flooding berths where the crew were sleeping.The sailors, aged between 19 and 37, were reported missing after Saturday’s predawn collision which triggered a major US-Japanese search operation.Their bodies were found a day later when the ship returned to port and divers scoured damaged areas of the 154-metre (500-foot) Fitzgerald, which was commissioned in 1995 and deployed in the Iraq war in 2003.“The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces,” the Navy said Monday.The collision happened 56 nautical miles (104 kilometres) southwest of Yokosuka, where the Fitzgerald is based, in a busy shipping channel that is a gateway to major container ports in Tokyo and nearby Yokohama.There have been several collisions involving large vessels in the area over the past five years and attention is now turning to the investigation into what caused the deadly accident.The container ship, the 222-metre Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal, made a 180 degree turn shortly before the accident, according to data from the Marine Traffic website. It was not immediately clear what prompted the sharp turn.The huge commercial vessel came into port with large scrapes on its bow, but none of its 20 crew were injured.Right of wayJapan’s coastguard is conducting a probe, including interviewing the Japanese-owned container ship’s Filipino crew, although the US has primary jurisdiction in probing accidents involving military personnel.Citing local investigators, Japan’s top-selling Yomiuri newspaper said Monday that the damage on both ships suggests they were travelling in the same direction when the crash occurred.Under maritime law, the container ship had an obligation to avoid a collision if it was trying to overtake the destroyer from behind.But if the container vessel was approaching from the US ship’s right side, the destroyer had the obligation to give it the right of way, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said.“Generally speaking, if a ship sees another vessel on its right hand side it has the obligation to avoid” a collision, he added.The navy and coastguard are conducting separate investigations, but the Japanese side will ask for US cooperation in its inquiries, a spokesman for Japan’s transport safety board told AFP.© – AFP, 2017Read: Seven US sailors missing after destroyer rammed by cargo ship Share9 Tweet Email Image: Eugene Hoshiko Short URL Jun 19th 2017, 7:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWE NXT Results – 112515 Bayley defends Womens Title

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution Google+ WhatsApp Results courtesy of NXT results: Nov. 25, 2015 – Bayley battles Eva Marie, Nia Jax and the odds, Samoa Joe ambushes Finn Bálor againORLANDO, Fla.— A stacked edition of NXT kicked off with Michael Cole, who announced that he was filling in for NXT General Manager William Regal, who is still recovering from the neck surgery he underwent several weeks ago. Cole explained that Regal was against giving Eva Marie the NXT Women’s Championship Match she challenged Bayley to last week, but WWE Corporate overruled him, setting the stage for a polarizing main event!Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe signed their TakeOver: London contractCole also presided over the contract signing between NXT Champion Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe. Bálor did not wait to be introduced, storming to the ring and promising that he would put a hurting on his former partner in London. Joe didn’t give the NXT Champion the time of day. The submission specialist simply walked to the ring, signed the contract and left without even looking at Bálor.However, as Bálor made his way to the locker room, Joe attacked him from behind, setting off a brawl that went back to the ring. Officials struggled to keep the two rivals apart, succeeding only after Joe put the NXT Champion to sleep with the Coquina Clutch. Samoa Joe made a powerful statement, but will he be able to do the same on Dec. 16 in London?NXT Tag Team Champions Dash & Dawson def. The VaudevillainsThe Vaudevillains were out for vengeance and to reclaim the NXT Tag Team Championship when they battled Dash & Dawson. Aiden English & Simon Gotch came out aggressive in the beginning of the match, but the champions soon took control of the bout, focusing their attack on English’s arm. Though The Vaudevillains fought valiantly, Dash & Dawson hit English with the Shatter Machine to retain their titles after a back-and-forth battle.However, there was no time for the champions to celebrate their victory, as Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady returned to get a bit of payback for the attack that put Big Cass out of action last month. Amore & Cassady were all business as they sent Dash & Dawson scrambling, then signaled that they were coming for the NXT Tag Team Titles.Emma puts Asuka in the Asuka LockEmma attacked Asuka before her match with Dana BrookeDana Brooke seemed extremely confident as she walked to the ring for her TakeOver: Respect rematch with Asuka, promising to destroy Asuka. We quickly found out why, as Emma rushed to the ring and attacked Asuka. Though Asuka temporarily stunned Emma with a kick to the head, the distraction from Brooke gave Emma an opening to drop Asuka and trap her in the Emma Lock. Have Emma and Dana gotten the upper hand on the NXT newcomer, or have they only made Asuka mad?Apollo Crews def. Jesse SorensonApollo Crews had plenty on his mind as he hit the ring to take on independent star Jesse Sorenson, with Baron Corbin’s TakeOver: London challenge looming. Crews showed off his incredible power and agility, picking up the victory by tossing Sorenson into the air, catching him on the way down for a thunderous powerbomb. Crews then grabbed the microphone and accepted Corbin’s challenge and promised to lay The Lone Wolf out when they collide across the pond on Dec. 16.NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Eva MarieThe deck looked stacked against Bayley for this title match. Eva Marie flaunted that throughout the night, taking over William Regal’s empty office, showing off gifts and introducing the imposing Nia Jax as her backup. WWE Corporate even sent down senior official Charles Robinson to watch from ringside and “ensure there would be no controversy” in the match.Bayley nearly won after a Bayley-to-Belly Suplex, but Nia yanked the official out of the ring before he could complete the three-count.Bayley looked over the ropes to assess the situation, but nearly got rolled up by the challenger, with Robinson sliding in to administer the count. The original referee was carried out, to Robinson’s dismay. While he was distracted, Nia jumped on the apron and headbutted Bayley. Eva capitalized on the opportunity, but could not put the champion away.The NXT Women’s Champion looked primed to retain her title as she charged at Eva in the corner, only for Robinson to cut her off, giving Eva the opening to hit Sliced Bread No. 2 for a near fall. Bayley then pushed Eva into Robinson, taking him out of the match. The battle moved to the ropes, where Bayley looked to have victory in her sights, only for Nia to pull her down. Bayley regrouped and pulled Jax off the apron, sending Eva’s backup crashing into the apron. The NXT Women’s Champion got back in the ring and hit a Super Bayley-to-Belly off the ropes. The original referee slid back into the ring and made the count as Bayley retained her title in a thrilling match.Bayley never got to celebrate her hard-fought victory, as Nia ambushed her after the bell. The imposing Diva crushed Bayley with two big leg drops before storming off with a sadistic smile.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Juventus sign new goalkeeper

first_imgJuventus have just topped their list by signing a new goalkeeper Mattia Perin on a four-year deal.Perin has now joined Juventus from Serie A rivals Genoa three weeks after Gianluigi Buffon played his last game for the Italian champions.The 25-year-old was secured through the payment of an initial fee of 12m euros (£10.5m) for a four-year contract with Juve, according to BBC.Perin will now have to replace the 40-year-old World Cup-winning keeper Buffon, who spent 17 years at the Turin club but will now have to play elsewhere next season after changing his mind about retiring.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Perin spent eight years with Genoa and finished 12th in Serie A last season.A Juventus statement indicated there were 3m euros (£2.6m) in add-ons in the deal “given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract”.Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has also been linked with a move to Juventus, who have also signed Brazil winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, after it was announced he will leave Anfield this summer.last_img read more

New Sex Offender Added To Wilmingtons Sex Offender Registry

first_img**FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM.**WILMINGTON, MA — Last week, the Wilmington Police Department added a new offender to its Sex Offender Registry.Walter H. MacDougall was convicted on two counts of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior — once in March 2004 and once in January 2017.Readers may remember that MacDougall was arrested back in March 2016 for exposing himself to an 8-year-old girl at the Wilmington Market Basket.He is classified as a Level 2 Sex Offender. “Level 2” indicates a moderate risk of re-offending and a moderate degree of danger to the public.MacDougall lives Wilmington at 36 Salem Street. He is a 73-year-old white male. He’s 5’10″, 195 lbs, with partially gray hair and blue eyes.View MacDougall’s offender flyer HERE.Walter H. MacDougall(DISCLAIMER: Sex offender registration information shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who uses sex offender registration information for such purpose shall be punished by not more than two and one-half (2 ½) years in a house of correction or by fine of not more than $1000.00 or both. M.G.L. c. 6, § 178N. Any person who uses sex offender registration information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment for not more than six months. M.G.L. c. 275, § 4.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter.  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… RelatedNew Sex Offender Added To Wilmington’s Sex Offender RegistryIn “Police Log”New Sex Offender Added To Wilmington’s Sex Offender RegistryIn “Government”State Police Add 5 Fugitives To Most Wanted Sex Offenders ListIn “Government”last_img read more

Barrow experiences earliest snowmelt on record

first_imgSnow in the northern most town in the nation is melting earlier than everbefore on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’sObservatory in Barrow reported a snowmelt starting on May 13. That’s 10 daysearlier than the previous record set in 2002. NOAA has been recordingsnowmelt from its Barrow Observatory for over 70 years.Download AudioNOAA’s Barrow Observatory recorded the earliest snowmelt (Photo courtesy of NOAA)The record melt follows a winter of record-setting temperatures. Alaska wasmore than 11 degrees warmer that normal this winter. And this winter didn’tjust see an early melt on land. According to the National Snow and Ice DataCenter, 2016 also saw the lowest winter sea ice extent in satellitehistory.This winter didn’t just see an early melt on land. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, 2016 also saw the lowest winter sea ice extent in satellite history.David Douglas, a research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said in a NOAA press release that conditions in the Arctic are looking more like they would in late June or early July right now.An intensely warm winter and spring are melting climate records across Alaska. The January-April 2016 period was an incredible 11 degrees above normal, setting the stage for a potentially unprecedented summer. (Graphic courtesy of NOAA)The early thaw is already taking a toll on wildlife in the far north.“Polar bears are having to make their decisions about how to move and where to go on thinner ice pack that’s mostly first-year ice,” Douglas said. Douglas also expects walrus to struggle this summer with the thinner sea ice and warmer temperatures.last_img read more

Sri Lanka falls silent as toll soars to 310

first_imgSri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony`s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019. Photo: ReutersSri Lanka began a day of national mourning Tuesday with three minutes of silence to honour more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts that have been blamed on a local Islamist group.Flags were lowered to half mast on government buildings, and people bowed their heads and reflected silently on the violence that has caused international outrage.The silence began at 8:30am (0300 GMT), the time that the first of six bombs detonated on Sunday morning, unleashing carnage at high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers.Shortly after the silence was observed, a police spokesman said the toll had risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight.The first memorial services for the victims, among them dozens of foreigners, were planned for Tuesday, hours after the government imposed a state of emergency and said an Islamist group was behind the violence.At St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo — where scores died as they gathered for Easter Sunday prayers — a crowd of a few dozen people held candles and prayed silently, palms pressed together.Some of them struggled to hold back tears and as the three minutes drew to a close, the crowd began to chant prayers.Police said that 40 people were now under arrest over the suicide bomb attacks — the worst atrocity since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended a decade ago.The attacks were also the worst ever against the country’s small Christian minority, who make up just seven percent of its population of 21 million.Investigators are now hunting for clues on whether the local Islamist group named as the chief suspect — National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) — received “international support”, said cabinet minister and government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne.The spokesman added that it was not possible for such “a small organisation” to carry out such well coordinated suicide strikes.President Maithripala Sirisena’s office said there was intelligence that “international terror groups” were “behind local terrorists” and that he would seek foreign help to investigate.The state of emergency, which gave police and the military special powers to counter militant strikes, came into force at midnight (1830 GMT Monday). Suspects can be detained without a court order.A second straight night-time curfew was also put in place, but lifted before dawn.Officials are also investigating why more precautions were not taken after an April 11 warning from Sri Lanka’s police that a “foreign intelligence agency” had reported the NTJ planned suicide attacks on churches.Senaratne said the warning was not passed on to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe or other top ministers.- Tensions high -Tensions remained high and security heavy after a bomb discovered by police on Monday near one of the targeted churches blew up before police could defuse it. Although there was a powerful blast, no injuries were reported.Police also found 87 bomb detonators at a Colombo bus station.Details have begun to emerge about some of the foreigners killed in the blasts.The United States reported at least four Americans killed — including a child — and the Netherlands raised their toll to three.A Danish billionaire lost three of his children in the attacks, a spokesman for his company said.Eight Britons, eight Indians and nationals from Turkey, Australia, France, Japan and Portugal, were also killed, according to Sri Lankan officials and foreign governments.The suicide bombers hit three Colombo luxury hotels popular with foreign tourists — the Cinnamon Grand, the Shangri-La and the Kingsbury — and three churches: two in the Colombo region and one in the eastern city of Batticaloa.Two additional blasts were triggered as security forces carried out raids searching for suspects.Interpol said it was deploying investigators and specialists to Sri Lanka, and the US State Department warned of possible further attacks in a travel advisory.- Memories of civil war -Ethnic and religious violence has plagued Sri Lanka for decades, with a 37-year conflict with Tamil rebels followed by an upswing in recent years in clashes between the Buddhist majority and Muslims.Burials were expected to begin for some of the dead on Tuesday.At St Sebastian’s, coffins were being brought in individually for services in the run-up to a mass memorial beginning mid-morning.”There are so many bodies that we can’t accommodate them all at once,” Anthony Jayakody, auxillary bishop of Colombo, told AFP.The attacks have sparked local and international outrage.Two leading Sri Lankan Muslim groups issued statements condemning the attacks, with the All Ceylon Jamiyaathuul Ulama, a council of Muslim theologians, urging the “maximum punishment for everyone involved in these dastardly acts”.last_img

Mumbai India – Reported by Elite Traveler the pr

first_imgMumbai, India – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe World Land Trust, ethical colored gemstone mining company Gemfields, Jaguar Land Rover and the Gemological Institute of America in India have all teamed up with 10 of the country’s most influential jewelers for a truly exclusive “pop-up” jewelry collection.Following in the footsteps of the first Emeralds for Elephants project, which launched in London last summer, the collection will raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Wildlife Trust of India’s efforts to protect the endangered Asian elephant in India.Each piece incorporates ethically produced Zambian emeralds, including the collection’s pièce de résistance, a Ganesha sculpture by artist Arzan Khambatta that features a 638-carat stunner from Gemfields. Other notable jewelers include Bangalore’s Abaran Jewellers, Jaipur’s Gem Palace and Meena Jewellers in Hyderabad.The one-of-a-kind collection was first unveiled in July and began a nationwide tour—stopping at each of the designers’ boutiques—in August. The showcase will culminate in a grand auction, led by Sotheby’s, at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel on October 14th.“Gemfields have not only demonstrated their ethics, but are also committed to helping the natural environment of elephants, both in Africa where their emeralds are mined, but also in India where many of them are sold. In 2010 they were one of the major contributors to the programme managed by the Wildlife Trust of India and supported by the World Land Trust, creating corridors to allow elephants to move freely between protected areas,” said World Land Trust CEO John Burton.Visit read more

by Dennis Waszak Jr The Associated Press Pos

first_img by Dennis Waszak Jr., The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2019 4:03 pm PDT Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img ATLANTA — Maroon 5 has cancelled its news conference to discuss the band’s Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done.The NFL announced Tuesday that “the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.”Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, will be joined by former Outkast member Big Boi and Houston rapper Travis Scott at halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. The NFL says instead of a news conference with the performers, it will use media platforms to show behind-the-scenes footage and content.While Maroon 5 did not give a reason for its decision, it comes as some entertainers have said social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl.That has led to some criticism of performers who are holding events in Atlanta. Jermaine Dupri said he was called a “sellout” for hosting a Super Bowl-related event during a meeting with people who had lost family members as result of police brutality. After the meeting, Dupri and the victims’ family members came to a compromise and the music mogul plans to give mothers a platform to speak onstage during his Super Bowl Live event in AtlantaFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick helped start a wave of protests by kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness to police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.___More AP NFL: and Waszak Jr., The Associated Presslast_img read more