Slight intensity quake shakes Uttarakhand


first_imgA slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook parts of Uttarakhand on December 28 evening.Epicentred in the hilly Chamoli district, the earthquake, the second this month, was felt in various parts of the state around 4.45 p.m., Met Office Director Vikram Singh said. It had a depth of 33 km which eliminates any possibility of damage to life and property, he said.An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale had shaken the whole of Uttarakhand on the night of December 6.The last one had its epicentre in Rudraprayag, another hilly district neighbouring Chamoli.last_img read more

JCA to Host ‘Customs Meets the Community’ Forum on March 11


first_imgJamaicans, especially members of the Diaspora, are invited to participate in the first in a series of ‘Customs meets the Community-the Diaspora Online Edition’ forum on Monday, March 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.The engagement is a Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) public education initiative designed to engage various stakeholders and clients on customs-related matters.The JCA’s Public Relations and Customer Service Director, LaDonna Manning, told JIS News that persons may participate via their electronic devices by logging onto any of the sites or social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook) accessible at www.jacustoms.gov.jm, or through similar channels hosted by the Gleaner or Nationwide 90 FM.The session will be streamed live, thereby enabling persons to submit questions and have them answered immediately. Individuals can also tune in to the Jamaica News Network to watch the session.Panelists and resource persons slated to participate include representatives from the Ministries of Finance and the Public Service, and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; National Education Trust; Health for life and Wellness Foundation; the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies; the Plant Quarantine Unit; the Veterinary Services Division; the Trade Board; and the JCA.Ms Manning said one of the initiative’s objectives is to provide a medium for stakeholder feedback.“We want to hear from them [about] the challenges that they might have, and also their recommendations as to how we, as an Agency, can serve them more effectively,” she pointed out.Ms. Manning indicated that the session will serve to inform, educate, and provide clarity on matters regarding charitable items being brought in, among other things.“Persons sometimes wish to send things to charities in Jamaica, but are unaware of the protocols. So this engagement should inform persons of the do’s and the don’ts,” she added.Ms. Manning further indicated that the session will inform members of the Diaspora wishing to return home, about the concessions available to them and the requisite steps to access these benefits.She assured that “persons can expect to leave the session better informed, better educated and much more comfortable doing business with the Agency”.“The JCA will continue to seek various ways to channel information to our customers, wherever they are, [and] to serve them as best we can, as we must continue to be customer-focused, transparent, professional and accountable,” Ms. Manning added.last_img read more

Expanded Panama Canal Tops Expectations


first_imgzoom On its way to further position Panama as the logistics hub of the Americas, the Expanded Panama Canal has set a number of records and surpassed expectations in its first year of operations, resulting in redrawn global trade routes.Over the past 12 months from its inauguration date of June 26, the Expanded Canal’s performance “has exceeded nearly all expectations.”During the period, more than 1,500 Neopanamax vessels transited the new locks, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).Containerships represent some 46.8 percent of traffic through the waterway, followed by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, which represent around 34.2 and 9.4 percent, respectively. Other segments such as bulk carriers, tankers, car carriers, and passenger vessels have also transited the new locks.Additionally, Panama Canal’s tonnage has increased by 22.2 percent when comparing the 2016 and 2017 fiscal year. On average, 5.9 vessels transit the Expanded Canal per day, surpassing original forecasts of two to three daily transits for the first year of operation.Fifteen new liner services opted to transit the Expanded Locks, “as shipping lines continue to reroute their services to take advantage of the economies of scale offered by the Expanded Canal.”The one-year anniversary of the canal’s inauguration, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway and a defining moment for the people of Panama and the broader maritime industry, will be commemorated on June 26, 2017.All vessels transiting on Monday will receive a commemorative first anniversary plaque, the ACP informed.last_img read more

Bernier says abortion gender identity not on Peoples Party of Canada platform


first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier says the policies of his new political party will not include anything to do with abortion or gender identity.Bernier is defending the appointment of former Christian talk show host Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson to be the first candidate for the People’s Party of Canada, which he founded after parting ways with the Conservative party in August.Tyler Thompson will run in the Burnaby South byelection in British Columbia next month, with the party’s candidates for other February byelections in Ontario and Quebec likely to be named next week.Tyler Thompson has in the last two years become a vocal critic of B.C.’s curriculum on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools, calling it her “hill to die on” in a column she wrote last July.Bernier has marched in pride parades and is known to be pro-choice but would not say where he specifically stands on the issue of teaching gender identity in schools, calling it a matter under provincial jurisdiction.He says only that Tyler Thompson is entitled to her opinions but she knows social-conservative issues will not be part of the party platform for the 2019 election.last_img read more

It took a lot of guts Manuel Akanji


first_imgThe Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”last_img read more

115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation


first_img115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 115 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted enforcement operation that ended Thursday.Fifty of the immigration violators arrested were convicted criminals and seven others illegally re-entered the U.S. after removal. All but seven of the arrests took place in San Diego County. Seven others had re-entered the United States after being removed on the basis of an Immigration Judge’s final order of removal.Depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the United States, after having been previously removed, has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.“This week’s operation targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens, individuals with final orders of removal, those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed, and individuals who have otherwise violated our nation’s immigration law,” said Greg Archambeault, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in San Diego. “Operations like this reflect the vital work ERO officers do every day to protect the nation, uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls.  We will continue to conduct similar operations, while seeking to ultimately deport at-large criminal targets and other immigration fugitives who pose a threat to public safety.”The arrests include:A 43-year-old Mexican national and Center Street Locos gang member in Oceanside, California, who had previously been removed from the U.S. on four prior occasions. He has multiple criminal convictions, including grand theft, controlled substance for sale and driving under the influence.A 55-year-old citizen of Kazakhstan who is wanted by authorities in Kazakhstan for alleged tax evasion and embezzlement. He was taken into ICE custody at his Oceanside residence Tuesday pursuant to a “Red Notice” arrest warrant issued by Interpol in September.A 52-year-old citizen of Mexico sentenced to 30-months in federal prison in 2009 after being convicted of illegal re-entry after deportation. He has three criminal convictions for spousal abuse, including battery, inflicting injury and threatening to terrorize, and was ordered removed by an immigration judge in 1998.  He had previously been removed from the U.S. to Mexico on 10 prior occasions.Four of the individuals arrested during this operation will face federal criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry after deportation. The arrestees who are not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States. Those who have outstanding orders of removal, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.Of the public safety targets who remain at large, those believed to be residing in or around the San Diego area include:A citizen of Mexico convicted of statutory rape, sex with a minor in 2012. He was previously removed from the United States in 2003.A citizen of Mexico convicted of domestic violence in 2010 and known associate of the “ESD” street gang. He was last removed from the United States in 2007 and illegally re-entered on an unknown date.While the vast majorities of cities in America do cooperate with ICE, state laws in California force ICE to focus additional resources to conduct at-large arrest in the community, putting officers, the general public and aliens at greater risk and increase the incidents of collateral arrests.These arrests were driven by leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the Pacific Enforcement Response Center and the National Criminal Alien Targeting Center. ICE focuses its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.However, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States. ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that arrest aliens indiscriminately. KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img March 16, 2018 Updated: 6:19 PM KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Cygnus Employees Respond to Bonuses


first_imgThis week, FOLIO: reported that Cygnus co-CEOs Carr Davis and Tony O’Brien plan to restore of some salaries that were slashed by 7.5 percent by means of a “bonus” to be paid mid-January. The bonus, they say, represents about 70 percent of the initial reduction absorbed by many employees in October. However, only salaried employees who do not receive commission, incentive payments or other bonuses will be eligible for this “restoration.”Based on the comments we’ve received since posting the story, there seems to be a discrepancy between the Cygnus executive team and the effected employees about how many people will in fact benefit from this initiative. When asked exactly how many employees will benefit from the “bonus restoration,” Cygnus spokesperson Kathy Scott couldn’t provide an exact number, but claimed it to be a “huge percentage.”It appears some Cygnus employees disagree. See their comments here.last_img read more

Man found dead in Comilla


first_imgAn elderly man was found dead in a water body adjacent to Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Bijoypur area of Sadar Dakhshin upazila of Comilla on Friday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, 70, son of late Ansar Ali, a resident of Kismat village in Bijoypur union.Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakhshin Police Station, said that Malek went missing on 12 August after he went out from the house along with his cattle for grazing it.The following day, his family members filed a general diary.Locals spotted his body in the water body at night and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Comilla Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more

Schoolgirl raped


first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by her former ‘boyfriend’ at Jalirpar union in Muksudpur upazila in Gopalganj, reports UNB.The victim alleged that she recently broke up an affair with Sohag Mallik, a student of Kaligram Banga Ratna College.Out of vengeance, he picked her up on Tuesday night when she went outside to fetch water from a tube-well.Sohag took the girl to a bush and forced her to drink liquor. Later, he violated the girl and fled, leaving her unconscious.On Wednesday morning, the victim regained her senses and narrated the brutality to her family members. Later, she was taken to Sadar hospital.Physician Shamima Islam at the hospital said they carried out the medical test on the victim and it will be known after getting the report whether she was raped.However, no case was filed in this regard.last_img read more

UN rights chief wants crimes against Rohingya referred to ICC


first_imgZeid Ra`ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 March, 2018. Photo: ReutersThe top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for allegations of atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution.Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, also urged Myanmar’s government to allow monitors into northern Rakhine state to investigate what he called suspected “acts of genocide” against the Muslim minority.”What we’re saying is…there are strong suspicions, yes, that acts of genocide may well have taken place. But only a court, having heard all the arguments, will confirm this,” Zeid told a news conference.”It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if a court would make that finding in the future,” he said.The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group in whole or in part. Such a designation is rare under international law, and Zeid noted that the threshold is high.Rohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersNearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine state into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August. Many have provided harrowing testimonies of executions and rapes of civilians by Myanmar security forces.Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations of ethnic cleansing or genocide, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Thursday.Zeid, asked about the remarks, said that Myanmar authorities were “serial deniers of the truth”, adding: “To suggest that nothing serious has happened in Rakhine, I mean it’s preposterous, ridiculous. How can they say such a thing?”Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village. ReutersMyanmar has not allowed Yanghee Lee, the UN investigator on human rights in Myanmar, to visit the country to investigate.She said on Friday she was “increasingly of the opinion that the events bear the hallmarks of genocide” and said she would press for prosecutions for crimes committed against entire ethnic and religious groups.”The government leadership who did nothing to intervene, stop, or condemn these acts must also be held accountable,” Lee said in a report based on her interviews with survivors in Bangladesh.last_img

Jeffrey Katzenbergs Quibi Adds ExHulu Execs Tim Connolly Jim OGorman to Management


first_img Popular on Variety Another recent Quibi hire is Diane Nelson, former president of DC Entertainment, who is the startup’s head of operations for content.Quibi, previously operating as “NewTV,” says it has raised $1 billion from investors including Disney, Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCU, Viacom, WarnerMedia. The service will serve up short series, pegged at around 10 minutes per episode, in a range of genres.Quibi (a portmanteau of “quick bites”) has inked content deals including with Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Catherine Hardwicke and Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media. The company is targeting commercial launch toward the end of 2019 or early 2020. Whitman previously announced it would cost $8 monthly without ads and $5 per month with commercials.Katzenberg, speaking at Variety’s Innovate summit earlier this month, said Quibi is aiming to deliver 5,000 episodes in the year following its launch. “The biggest challenge is the volume of content,” he said. “It’s a tall order to do this in the next 12 months, but that doesn’t mean we are not gonna try.”Pictured above: Tim Connolly (left), Jim O’Gorman Quibi, the mobile-TV startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has tapped several Hulu alums among its latest hires.Tim Connolly, formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined Quibi as head of partnerships and advertising. Jim O’Gorman, previously Hulu’s SVP of talent and organization, is now head of talent and organization at Quibi.Connolly left Hulu this summer as part of a reorg at the company. At Quibi, Connolly is in charge of business relationships with all Quibi partners including subscriber-acquisition partners (like app stores, mobile operators and music services); advertisers and agencies; technology partners; and promotional partners.Other ex-Hulu staff who have joined L.A.-based Quibi include head of engineering Rob Post (previously VP engineering at Hulu); Denise Jackson, head of people operations (formerly Hulu’s senior benefits manager); and head of talent development Megan Tannenbaum (former Hulu manager of ad operations).center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

A51 and A53 reopen after lorry overturned near near pub


first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThere were serious delays on two major roads in North Staffordshire this evening due to an overturned lorry blocking the A51 and the A53 The roads were closed in both directions and traffic ws moving slowly in the area due to the overturned vehicle in Blackbrook in Newcastle Borough. The lorry had tipped over outside The Swan With Two Necks Pub – and caused delays on both the A51 and the A53 before being recovered. The vehicle is understood to have overturned shortly after 7pm – with the road reopening at around 8.48pm, according to traffic data company INRIX. The A53 is a key route between North Staffordshire and Shropshire. Staffordshire Police confirmed they were at the scene. A spokesman said: “Thank you for your patience.” “The road is now reopened and traffic is flowing freely.” Traffic data company INRIX reported police diverted motorists down local roads while the vehicle was recovered. Read MoreFlood Alert issued for two rivers in Staffordshire as snow melts For the latest live updates throughout today visit our live feed here. Alternatively you can visit our designated traffic and travel channel here. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. The location of the closurelast_img read more