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Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma, you look lovely: Sania Mirza

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married in an intimate ceremony on December 11 in Tuscany, South of Italy.The couple’s friends from both the sports and entertainment industries have been showering them with wishes ever since.Sania Mirza, India’s top tennis star, wished the couple all the happiness in the world and congratulated the two on the memorable day.Sania said that Kohli and Anushka, fondly called ‘Virushka’, “you look lovely.”Awee ?? congratulations you two .. you look lovely and so so happy .. wish you all the happiness in the world ?? @imVkohli https://t.co/RNeu0ioGK3- Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) December 11, 2017Sania is herself married to the veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik and spoke of how she does not fancy media hype much.”The media hype I don’t cherish at all. It’s amazing right Virat and Anushka…everybody’s known they have been together for a long time and what better when two people love each other to get married. They have gotten married and they realise how much media hype will be around them so they went away to Italy and did it,” Sania told reporters on the sidelines of of the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament at the Jaidip Mukerjea Academy on Saturday.She added that though Kohli and Anushka have been able to avoid the media frenzy till now but they will have to face it someday.”But still at some point they will have to face it. Huge profile weddings are always complicated in terms of dealing with so much of outside stuff. Shaadi gives enough stress anyway. My sister got married and it wasn’t a high profile wedding but was still stressful,” she added when asked about the frenzy around the wedding which took place in a private wedding function in Tuscany.advertisementSania conceded that she won’t be able to attend their wedding reception as she will be in Dubai then.”I don’t know (whether I will attend their reception) I am not in the country I am leaving on December 21. I will be in Dubai.”Sania will be missing the first Grand Slam of 2018, Australian Open, with a knee injury.last_img read more

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Parasoft and DATPROF unite software test automation, service virtualization

first_img Continue Reading Previous HCC Embedded supports ChibiOS-based designsNext BWM: waterproof Panel PC for demanding applications Parasoft announced a new partnership with DATPROF, who specialize in test data subsetting and masking. Today’s agile organizations face challenges with access to their complex environments and management of meaningful test data. Combining Parasoft and DATPROF gives users full control of their test environments, test data, and test automation strategy, for ultimate flexibility.Specifically, combining the Parasoft Continuous Testing Platform and Parasoft Virtualize with DATPROF Subset and DATPROF Privacy, users can free themselves from test constraints associated with centralized databases.  Leveraging DATPROF’s powerful algorithms, users can pull and mask realistic test data from production systems, then hand the baton to Parasoft, to simulate a test environment for on-demand testing, without ever having to connect to an actual database, ensuring data privacy and security. This frees users from common agile testing bottlenecks and creates a seamless test data and test automation workflow.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Poverty-stricken Barmans look at bright future after Swapna’s Asiad gold

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a government job for Swapna Barman, who became the first Indian to win a Heptathlon gold at the Asian GamesSwapna, a Rajbongshi (a subaltern ethnic group of North Bengal) hails from a poor family in Jalpaiguri district.On Thursday, Mamata called up Swapna’s mother and congratulated her. She also announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakhs apart from an executive post in the government for the gutsy athlete.Swapna, born in a BPL family, has come a long way with six toes in each foot to win a medal no Indian has ever won before.Also read – How Swapna Barman braved serious pain to create Asian Games historySwapna’s father was a van-puller but he lost his livelihood after he suffered a cerebral attack and it was difficult for Swapna’s mother, who worked as a daily labourer at the tea gardens, to make ends meet.All credit to @Swapna_Barman96. The CM spoke to her very proud mother this morning. #Bengal Govt has decided to provide a government job. Next up, the #Olympics. The Govt will continue to support and encourage Swapna 2/2Derek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp) August 30, 2018A well wisher gifted the family with a piece of land but they could only construct a humble house after the Panchayat Samiti granted them Rs 70,000 under a scheme for the poor.Yet, life at the Barman household has not been easy. They have a gas connection but Swapna’s mother prefers to use the traditional stove to save on the expenses. A TV and a dish antenna have been installed recently but Swapna’s family still could not watch their daughter’s remarkable feat because of low voltage and power cut.advertisementThe government’s cash award and promise of a job for Swapna is already creating ripples among political parties, active in North Bengal.Also read – Swapna Barman wins India’s first ever gold in heptathlonThere are 10 million Rajbangshis in Bengal and this particular ethnic group has been supporting BJP since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Prior to this, when Mamata was in the opposition, she had teamed up with the Greater Cooch Behar People’s Association (GCPA) and supported their demand for a separate state for the Koch-Rajbangshis, the ethnic people of Cooch Behar and recognition of their dialect.However, after coming to power in 2011, Mamata made it clear that she would not encourage separitist movements and at best could introduce the Rajbangshi dialect in school and college curriculum.But the Rajbongshis could not be mollified. The results showed in the series of by-polls that followed in Cooch Behar where BJP kept on improving its vote share.Apart from the state government, the BJP is also planning to honour Swapna once she returns home.Politics aside, a permanent government job will help Swapna’s family and the golden girl to pursue her dreams without hurdles. Swapna is now a temporary employee at ONGC. Before this, she quit her job with the Railways to fulfil her dreams.And Swapna (the dreamer) has made it happen.last_img read more

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Gloucester out after Munster’s Joey Carbery eclipses Danny Cipriani

first_img Read more Resurgent Toulouse leading the French rugby renaissance Reuse this content Gloucester did not so much bow out of Europe last night as sink without trace on another bruising evening for English self-esteem. Munster may not be quite the force of old but they were still comfortably too strong for the Cherry and Whites, this bonus-point victory all but ensuring the Irish province a place in the tournament’s last eight.Long before the end the hosts had been chewed up and spat out by their visiting tormentors in spearmint green, whose outstanding fly-half Joey Carbery contributed 26 points including two of his side’s five tries. If Johnny Sexton’s sore calf does not clear up swiftly, Ireland have a ready-made pedigree alternative; as if his all-round game was not impressive enough, the 23-year-old has now landed every one of his last 17 kicks at goal.Danny Cipriani, sent off in the reverse fixture at Thomond Park and just back after a month out with a pectoral muscle injury, could only look on wistfully behind a retreating pack. Gloucester could conceivably have lost by even more, with Conor Murray enjoying an armchair ride at scrum-half. Tadhg Beirne had another influential game in the Munster second row and, in the back row too, this developed into another Irish masterclass around the tackle area.The wing Andrew Conway scored one try, this time from a deft left-footed Carbery chip, and almost collected another before his outside-half rounded off a classy night with a 60-metre interception try. In terms of close-quarters physicality and killer instinct, Munster were a cut above as they registered the most points Gloucester have ever conceded at home in Europe. The home side were slightly weakened by injury and their coach, Johan Ackermann, with his available players looking increasingly battered, would love to have had the same freedom to rest players as Munster did last weekend. The message to Eddie Jones’s England, heading to Dublin for the opening round of the Six Nations in three weeks’ time, was clear enough.Despite the atmospheric buzz around the stadium for a game the hosts simply could not afford to lose, Gloucester were forced to play catch-up from an early stage. Three psychologically important scrum penalties to Munster plus a glaring dropped high ball by Charlie Sharples did little to boost morale and gradually Munster’s pack began to exert more consistent pressure. A prolonged spell of possession ended with Murray throwing a lovely pass to allow Carbery to skip over unopposed after 23 minutes and worse soon followed.The visiting loosehead Dave Kilcoyne, already enjoying himself opposite Fraser Balmain, put in a fine tackle to down his opposite number Josh Hohneck and, when Gloucester were subsequently pinged on the floor, Carbery’s long penalty put his side 13-3 up after 27 minutes.The odd neat touch from Cipriani was never going to be enough. Before half-time Munster strung together another brutal 26 phases before Rory Scannell, cutting back against the grain and spinning out of Sharples’s tackle split the home defence with ominous ease. The interval scoreline of 20-3 did not entirely reflect Gloucester’s efforts but Munster’s ceaseless commitment deserved its reward. Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Gloucester Share on LinkedIn Champions Cup Munster Rugby union This was their sixth successive win over Gloucester and on each occasion the margin has been at least 12 points. Even when the Cherry and Whites did finally score their first try of the evening, after 52 minutes through Ollie Thorley, the wing’s sharp finish was rather less memorable than the 35 phases it took to construct the score, Munster’s defence close to their own line bordering on the extraordinary.Typically Munster, despite losing their captain, Peter O’Mahony, with a popped rib which might threaten his availability against England, went straight back up the other end to create a score for the ever-reliable Keith Earls. A consolation try for Balmain was nowhere near enough to save Gloucester from the European scrapheap along with their compatriots Bath, Wasps, Leicester and, potentially, Exeter and Newcastle as well. Saracens could well be the only Premiership survivors in the last eight, food for thought for all connected with the English club game. 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Penn State RB Miles Sanders Had The “Best Performance” At NFL Combine

first_imgTwo generic NFL footballs.(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)On Friday afternoon the running backs finally took the field at the NFL combine. The best running backs from around the country showcased their skills in a variety of ways in front of NFL scouts.Former Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill smoked the competition in the 40-yard dash, running a 4.40. Kansas State running back Alex Barnes dominated the bench press, tossing up 34 repetitions of 225 pounds.However, it was a different running back that took home “best performance” honors. Penn State’s Miles Sanders showcased his speed with a 4.49 40-yard dash and put up 20 reps on the bench press.It was his performance in the drills that truly set him apart, though.Sanders looked fluid catching the ball and running various sets in the front of NFL scouts en route to being named the day’s top performer.Penn State’s Miles Sanders’ picked as @MoveTheSticks top performer from Day 1 of on-field workouts at NFL Combine.— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) March 1, 2019After sitting behind Saquon Barkley for the first two years of his career, Sanders finally got his time to shine in 2018. The former Penn State star finished the 2018 season with over 1,200 yards on the ground and 140 receiving yards.Sanders showed his ability to catch the ball on Friday afternoon and certainly helped his stock heading into the 2019 NFL draft.He reportedly met with the Philadelphia Eagles early this week.last_img read more

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Vinalines to Go Public in Mid2018

first_imgzoom Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) plans to launch its initial public offering (IPO) in mid-2018, Nguyen Canh Tinh, General Director of the company, said at a conference in Hanoi on January 23. According to the equitization plan, Vinalines will implement the IPO and operate as a joint stock company.As informed, the country’s government will take 65 percent of USD 630 million charter capital and investors will be able to buy the remaining 35 percent.Following the IPO, there will be some changes to the company’s organization and management. Vinalines intends to expand access to capital markets, improve capacity and business efficiency.The company was under the threat of bankruptcy five years ago and it underwent a restructuring process which has helped it recover, Nguyen Van, Minister of Transport, explained.The company’s total revenue for 2017 was estimated at VND 15.9 trillion (around USD 698 million), up by almost 15 percent over its annual target. In addition, Vinalines’ consolidated profit for the last five years stood at VND 515 billion.Furthermore, Vinalines’ shipping volumes reached 24.758 million tons in 2017, up by 7 percent compared with the annual target.Vinalines is a state-owned business which currently operates a fleet of containerships, bulkers, tankers and other types of vessels. The company’s fleet currently accounts for 70% of the fleet capacity in Vietnam and carries 60% of the country’s import and export goods.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Bailadila iron ore Deposit13 being developed by JV NMDC

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned NMDC Friday said Bailadila iron ore Deposit-13 is being developed under a JV, while making it clear that its mining lease will not be transferred to Adani Enterprises which is a mine-developer-cum-operator for the project. Deposit-13 is being developed by NCL — a JV between NMDC and Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC). NCL CEO V S Prabhakar said the lease holder for Deposit-13 is NCL and except for NCL, none can transfer the lease to anyone. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents”But some people having vested interest are spreading propaganda that the lease has been transferred to Adani Enterprises for a period of 25 years which is not true,” he said over phone. Adani Enterprises can only excavate iron ore and deliver it to the rail head, he added. In a statement, NMDC said the 10 mtpa capacity Bailadila iron ore Deposit-13 in Chhattisgarh is being developed under the JV NMDC-CMDC Ltd (NCL). NMDC holds 51 per cent in the JV, while CMDC holds 49 per cent.last_img read more

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Global economic downturn imperils human rights – UN

23 February 2009The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today highlighting the threat posed by the global financial and economic crises on the realization of human rights and development goals. Adopted by a vote of 31 for and 14 abstentions, the resolution stressed the need to set up an equitable, transparent and democratic international system to broaden developing nations’ participation in decisions regarding the economy.The 47-member body, meeting in its 10th Special Session, also expressed grave concern that the twin crises could jeopardize progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight ambitious anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.Stressing that the worldwide recession does not detract from Governments’ responsibilities in promoting human rights, the Council appealed to the international community to establish and improve safety nets to protect the most vulnerable people.An open, fair and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system could accelerate strides in development and contribute to the attainment of human rights for all, it added.Last week, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that the world’s poor and disadvantaged are bearing the brunt of the suffering resulting from the current global financial crisis and ensuing economic turmoil.Navi Pillay appealed to States and the corporate world to ensure that their policies and practices do not jeopardize people’s human rights, in an address to the Council’s Special Session.She warned that the downturn in economies around the world is likely to “undermine access to work, affordability of food and housing, as well as of water, basic health care and education.” In a related development, over 100 top Government officials and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations will convene tomorrow at a meeting of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on the more than 20 million people working in the financial sector worldwide.According to an ILO report prepared for the two-day gathering, some 325,000 people in the sector have lost their jobs between August 2007 and February 2009. Nearly 40 per cent of these losses – totalling 130,000 jobs – were cut since last October, showing how job losses have gathered speed in recent months.“As the global economy sinks further into recession, and financial institutions’ assets experience even greater impairment, the industry’s job losses can be expected to rise even faster,” said Elizabeth Tinoco, Chief of ILO’s Sectoral Activities Brance. read more

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QuickList July inflation rates for Canadian provinces territories

OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.2 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces and territories (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.0 per cent (1.5)— Prince Edward Island: 1.8 (1.2)— Nova Scotia: 0.9 (0.5)— New Brunswick: 1.4 (2.0)— Quebec: 0.9 (0.6)— Ontario: 1.2(1.3)— Manitoba: 0.9 (0.2)— Saskatchewan: 0.8 (0.5)— Alberta: 1.0 (0.4)— British Columbia: 1.9 (1.7)— Whitehorse, Yukon: 0.6 (0.6)— Yellowknife, N.W.T.: 0.4 (0.8) read more

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WHO issues new report to help curb chronic noncommunicable diseases

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a new report profiling for the first time chronic disease risk factors in 170 Member States for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in a bid to curb ailments ranging from cardiovascular disease and cancers to diabetes and respiratory conditions.The SuRF (Surveillance of Risk Factors) Report 1 is the first step in a major WHO initiative to fight NCDs. Until recently, risk factors such as raised blood pressure, cholesterol, tobacco use, excess alcohol consumption, obesity and related diseases were associated with developed countries. The “World Health Report 2002: reducing risks, promoting healthy life,” found that even in the poorest regions these common risk factors are now causing a rising burden of serious disease and untimely deaths.”Many developing countries are affected by a double burden of disease, the combination of long-established infectious diseases, with a rapidly growing new epidemic of chronic, non-communicable diseases,” Ruth Bonita, Director of Surveillance, Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health at WHO, said.”Member States need good data on their community profile of key risk factors so that they can bring these diseases under control. And given the time lag between exposure and disease, the risk factors of today predict the diseases of tomorrow,” she added.For his part, Professor Philip Poole-Wilson, President of the World Heart Federation said: “This data collection is crucial for predicting the future burden of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease in populations, for identifying potential interventions to reduce their rapid growth, and for implementing better health policies, especially in developing countries.”The SuRF Report 1 includes a CD-ROM containing current data available by age and sex for each country. These include tobacco and alcohol use, patterns of physical inactivity, low fruit/vegetable intake, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. “We hope that the publication of key risk factor data will encourage Member States to send regular updates to help us fill in the gaps in this important data collection,” Kate Strong, Data Manager of the WHO Global NCD InfoBase, said.The next step, SuRF 2, will harmonize the data to enable comparisons between countries. “Comparable data are needed by researchers, doctors and policy makers to help put into place preventive measures to combat the rise of chronic disease worldwide” Ms. Bonita said. read more

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Draft protocol on explosive remnants of war adopted at UN in Geneva

The text obliges a country taking part in the protocol to “mark and clear, remove or destroy exploded remnants of war in affected territories under its control,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists at the daily briefing.The legally binding instrument will be known as “Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War” and will be annexed to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

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Britain Is The Home Of Golf The Old Folks Home That Is

A “high-scoring round” is one in which the field average was more than three strokes over par.Source: ESPN Stats & information group Regular (29–38)2,765-0.471,153-0.58-0.11 When the going gets rough, the old get goingFirst- and second-round scores vs. field average under normal and high-scoring conditions in the British Open, by age, 1983-2016 Old (39 and older)1,616-0.11730-0.28-0.17 So why do older players excel at the British? One reason might be in the way experience helps players deal with the ever-changing weather conditions that often beset The Open — and how those same atmospheric effects negate the advantages of long-hitting younger players.To test this theory, I looked at data provided by Stats & Info for the first two rounds of each British Open since 1983. For players who have birthdate information in the database,2Because of incomplete data, about 20 percent of players who played in the British Open are missing age information. I broke them down into the following categories: “Young” (ages 28 or below — the youngest 25 percent of players), “Old” (ages 39 or older — the oldest 25 percent of players) and “Regular” (everyone else). I also recorded whether the average score for a given round was more than three strokes over par, considering such rounds to have “high-scoring” conditions. This is admittedly an imperfect proxy for weather effects, but in the absence of tee times and climate data, it will have to do as a means of flagging rounds where conditions were challenging.When scoring conditions were normal, old and young players shot equally well relative to the field average. (Players who fit neither category shot about a third of a stroke better on average, which makes sense given those players were in the primes of their careers.) But when conditions got bad, the young players shot worse — and the older ones shot better. In high-scoring rounds, young players lost about a third of a stroke per round relative to older players, an even bigger margin than the quarter-stroke they lost relative to prime-aged players.3It’s a safe assumption that the missing ages in this data set only work in the favor of the younger players: Many of the ones missing are amateurs and fringe international qualifiers, who typically put up worse scores; likewise, past Open winners age 60 or younger, who automatically qualify, also tend to perform poorly, but their ages are reflected here. Young (28 and younger)1,408-0.127260.00+0.12 PLAYER AGEROUNDSSCORE VS AVG.ROUNDSSCORE VS AVG.DIFF. NORMAL ROUNDHIGH-SCORING ROUND With first-time winners taking each of the last seven major titles, you might not think experience counts for much in golf anymore. But as the world’s top players head to Royal Birkdale for this week’s (British) Open, it serves as a reminder that the unique challenges of links-style courses still provide at least one championship showcase for golf’s greybeards.Traditionally speaking, championship golfers do the bulk of their winning in their late 20s and early-to-mid 30s: Since 2000, about 60 percent of major winners were age 32 or younger at the time of their victory. But the big exception seems to be the British Open, whose champs are consistently much older than those of the other majors. Of the five major wins by the 40-and-older set since 2000, only one of them didn’t come at The Open (Vijay Singh’s 2004 PGA Championship win). According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, the average age for British Open winners since 2000 was 33.7, while the average age for all other major champs was 30.7.And the results have been even more extreme in recent years, with four 40-somethings winning the Claret Jug this decade,1Henrik Stenson in 2016, Phil Mickelson in 2013, Ernie Els in 2012 and Darren Clarke in 2011. and this doesn’t even count Zach Johnson (who won The Open at age 39 in 2015), nor does it reflect the heroic near-misses from old-timers this century, such as 59-year-old Tom Watson’s playoff loss at Turnberry in 2009 and 53-year-old Greg Norman’s third-place finish in 2008 — the last time Birkdale hosted the event. Since 2011, the average age for The Open winners has been 38.5, nearly 10 years older than the average of the other three majors (28.7), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Open weather can infamously turn on a dime, and it requires shots of a very different shape than the usual ones many younger Americans have spent the vast majority of their careers playing. So at least in part, this is evidence that experience — and not raw power — can help a player better navigate around such challenging conditions.And that shouldn’t be any different this time around, with typical rainy, gusty weather on the forecast for Royal Birkdale. So although this has been a great season for young players on the PGA Tour, don’t be surprised if the sport’s elder statesmen take center stage in England this week. read more

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Volcano erupts in Indonesia

first_imgONE OF INDONESIA’S most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said today.The 1,580-metre Mount Lokon on northeast Sulawesi island erupted at 2pm (07.00 GMT) yesterday with thunderous sounds heard as far as five kilometres away.“Lokon has been quite active the past few months. This was the seventh biggest eruption since mid-September,” government vulcanologist Farid Bina told AFP from the volcano’s monitoring post in North Sulawesi province.“It produced a loud sound like thunder. But we cannot detect the height of the eruption as thick clouds covered its peak,” he said, adding that muddy rains fell in surrounding areas.There was no plan to upgrade the volcano’s alert level despite the series of eruptions, he said, adding that the nearest village of 250 people was outside the 2.5 kilometre danger zone.The volcano experienced its biggest recent eruption in July 2011, when more than 5,200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 metres into the sky.Since then Mount Lokon has erupted and spewed clouds of ash about 600 times.The volcano’s last deadly eruption was in 1991, when it killed a Swiss tourist.The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans.The country’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions last year.- © AFP, 2012last_img read more

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Geek deals 4G LTE Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 130 this weekend only

first_imgPowered by Verizon’s LTE network, the HTC Thunderbolt is the first 4G LTE phone for Verizon Wireless. If you’re tired of your spotty AT&T reception and fancy a switch to another wireless carrier, Amazon Wireless is offering the Thunderbolt for only $130. The catch? It’s available this weekend only.New subscribers who buy the phone before midnight Pacific time, Monday, April 25, must opt in for the two-year plan to get this price. The phone is currently retailing for $250 on Verizon’s site for new customers, meaning you’ll be saving $120 if you make the move this weekend.AdChoices广告The Thunderbolt features a 4.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a front-facing camera for imitation FaceTime, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It has extremely fast web speeds, but as we said in our review of the HTC Thunderbolt, the phone’s battery is pretty awful. So, as long as you can carry around an extra charger, you’ll be okay.Read our full HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon review to make an educated decision, and remember, time’s a tickin’!Read more at Amazon Wireless, via Electronista. Logic Buy has the deal as well!last_img read more

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Nestle is Opening New Kit Kat Factory in Japan to Keep up

first_imgStay on target If there’s one snack everyone enjoys biting into, no matter the flavor, it’s a sweet little Kit Kat. Japan is one of the best places to find these delicious treats, with over 300 different varieties of the candy to try out, from green tea to cherry blossom to sushi. I’m partial to the white chocolate and strawberry flavors myself, but there are so many different kinds of Kit Kats that it’s hard to think of a favorite. That’s why it’s such great news that Nestle, the manufacturer of Kit Kat, is creating the first Japanese factory in nearly 30 years to make sure everyone gets a break of their favorite Kit Kat bar.Japan is essentially a mecca for the delicious candies, where boutiques sell special flavors for a limited time, and it’s the top-selling brand of chocolate in the entire country. Sales even went up by 50% over the last seven years, which is pretty crazy when you think about just how many Kit Kats had to have been sold for that to happen. So, of course, Nestle is going to make sure this popular treat is available in droves. It has to, for the people!via nihontastic.comIt’s not quite clear why exactly everyone is so smitten with the wafer bars, but it probably has something to do with the fact that there’s a taste for everyone. There’s also the fact that the name of the candy sounds a little like “kito kato,” a popular phrase that means “surely win,” and is likely given as good luck candy. It’s probably also because the things are so darn good you can’t help but want some for your own. Whatever the case may be, it’s about to get a whole lot easier to find the Kit Kat flavor that you love and a lot bigger supply of it. If you’ve got the chance, make sure you try out the green tea flavor. It’s unexpectedly delicious. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img read more

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Lukaku reveals Solskjaers impact in scoring form

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has revealed the impact of new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his scoring form.The United forward had managed just two goals in 17 games for Manchester United before Solskjaer replaced embattled manager Mourinho.Despite missing the Norwegian’s first two matches in charge, Lukaku has found the net in all three games he has played and hailed Solskajer’s impact.Lukaku told the Mirror via MUTV: “I take it one day at a time, work as hard as I can and help the team.“I am really happy and try to improve along the way.“He [Solskjaer] helps us a lot in the training when we’re doing finishing practice with things like how to strike the ball, how to move away from the ball.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The way he wants us to play really benefits me because he wants me to be in positions where I want to be.“He understands what type of striker you are and plays to your strength.”Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:Alexis Sanchez – 2 assists in 2 gamesRomelu Lukaku – 3 goals in 3 games.pic.twitter.com/DD7ER6hfna— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) January 5, 2019last_img read more

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Juneau police end policy of flagging flying weed

first_imgMarijuana grown at a Juneau warehouse leased by THC Alaska on March 6, 2018. Up to half of the yield is earmarked for export to other parts of Alaska. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/KTOO)A change in policy by Juneau police means licensed marijuana producers should now be able to fly their product out of Juneau on commercial airlines. Until recently commercial cannabis was allowed to fly in but not out of Juneau International Airport.Listen nowIn an industrial area of Mendenhall Valley, a red nondescript metal building houses THC Alaska. Marijuana and its concentrates are produced here for Juneau’s retailers. But they also have customers in other parts of Alaska. Juneau’s geography means flying or crossing water to get it there, which involves federal legal jurisdiction.Juneau’s pot producers have been turned away from boarding commercial flights. It’s not clear exactly what the hangup was. There were different explanations, most coming back to the tension between state and federal marijuana laws.But that’s all supposed to change. All four of Juneau’s licensed cultivators got a letter in the mail on Valentine’s Day on Juneau Police Department letterhead.“To whom it may concern,” the letter signed by Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer begins, “this letter is to advise a procedural change that Juneau Police Department will be making when dealing with legally licensed marijuana being transported via the Juneau International Airport.”The letter cc’s the U.S. Attorneys Office and TSA.Juneau authorities say it’s an evolving industry.“We’re trying to do the best that we can from a due diligence point of view to make sure that we comply with what we’re supposed to comply with and make sure that people have the proper documentation,” Juneau Police Deputy Chief David Campbell said Tuesday. “But at the same time not hinder businesses, either. So, we’re just trying to find that balance.”Co-owner Ben Wilcox is taking the police at their word. He’s packed a carry-on – plus a personal item – for a Wednesday morning flight.“These two bags I can easily get 15 pounds of trim or about 900 units of concentrates,” Wilcox explained.Since commercial pot was legalized in 2015 product has flown in to Juneau’s airport. Those in the industry report product routinely flown out of other airports in Alaska.THC Alaska’s Facilities Manager is Lacy Wilcox. She also sits on the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association and said the “Juneau exception” was puzzling for everyone in the industry.“It was hard for us to understand why Juneau was so different and all airports were freely coming and going and Juneau wasn’t,” she said. “We knew that it was a city-run airport vs. a state-run airport. But beyond that we really couldn’t understand why the requirements would be different from one to the other when we’re talking about in-state commerce.”There has been a lot going on behind the scenes. Meetings between the marijuana industry and Juneau police and city officials have been ongoing and sometimes, according to Lacy Wilcox, a little awkward.“It’s always uncomfortable to go into the police department and say, ‘I’m a legal drug-seller and you’ve always looked at me one way and I’m hoping that you’ll look at me a different way starting today and how can we help you do that?’” she recalled. “So it took a lot of people some guts to go and have that conversation.”Ben Wilcox has his round-trip ticket in hand and alarm set for an early wake-up.“We’re going to give it a shot and turn hopefully three or four day trips into one-day trips,” he said with a laugh.That’s assuming the weather cooperates.last_img read more

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Ace author Abdul AlRomaizan becomes the best seller in the market with

first_imgAbdul Al-Romaizan to be the next biggie as an author with his tremendous literature knowledge in the writing world has paved way to a number of opportunities in a similar industry.Abdul’s first book ‘Nasheed’ became a tremendous hit giving him a commendable name in the publication world making him the best seller in the market.Abdul Al-Romaizan a classic author that refines bold and classic tastes has reached the moons with his bewitched ideas and content.Abdul with his achievements at a young age proved his noting sense and went on generating tremendous opportunities also making money and preaching thousands regarding the people who would like to persuade the career in the field.Abdul has published three books now: The most recent, NASHEED From Hopes to Memories: A Joyful Odyssey, celebrates the legacy of joy he has created and soon will be collaborating with the Indian market for his upcoming ventureAbdul is in cahoots with the celebrity circles of Bollywood and Hollywood having to be friends with international celebs such as Christiano Ronaldo, Gigi Hadid, Ellen DeGeneres and many more.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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Manika Lals second novel launched

first_imgEssentially a Public relations officer for the Indian railways, Manika Lal has written a second novel Chasing New Rainbows. It will be published by Shree Publishers.The book was launched by Rajeev Lochan, The Director of National Gallery of Modern Art, at a function held on Friday at India International Centre in the national Capital.Authors Apurv Nagpal, Anu Singh Chaudhary, columnist, Natasha Badhwar and Sumant Batra, Founder of Kumaon Literary Festival were also present at the launch.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The book-release function was followed by a panel discussion on —“Stories that heal.”Chasing New Rainbows is a heartwarming story of two women who are close childhood friends. They look back into the shadows of their respective lives and move ahead towards the light once they meet each other again.The story veers around to their respective families, lesser known lives of siblings while touching on the inherent conflict between familial expectations of their offspring and the children’s own dreams. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixManika Lal, began her sphere of influence in the domain of writing through short-stories in various leading newspapers. She is known to wield her pen mainly on areas of human interest, touching carefully guarded sensitive emotions of the marginalized and inward-looking personalities. Her debut novel Forever Vigilant—A book of Short Stories on Empowerment was published in 2010 by Times Group Books.It is available on Flipkart, Kindle, Amazon and other e-commerce sites. The panel discussion on stories that heal was a successful one.last_img read more

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