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Ailing killer whale swimming off BC Washington diagnosed with parasitic worms

first_imgVANCOUVER – Scientists say an emaciated and endangered killer whale that’s been swimming in waters off the west coast has parasitic worms.Michael Milstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in an email that biologists are standing by to deliver a dart with deworming medication to J50.The administration’s Facebook page says genetic analysis of some results of fecal and breath samples the team collected shows the evidence of parasitic worms.The administration has previously said the nearly four-year-old whale, also known as Scarlet, appears lethargic at times with periods of activity, and that she is in poor condition and may not survive.The statement also says researchers in Seattle have a DNA breath sample collected from J50 last month, and while it yielded little DNA, they are adapting their analysis to make the most of the available material.The Vancouver Aquarium’s head veterinarian Martin Haulena was able to dart the sickly whale with an antibiotic on Monday.last_img read more

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association signs iron ore mine deal

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Baffin-land iron ore mine have a deal and recently signed it.Many of the details are still to be announced.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this from Iqaluit.last_img

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BC Indian Chiefs condemn RCMP enforcement of TransCanada injunction

first_img(with files from the CANADIAN PRESS) VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says they are concerned about the safety and well-being of the Wet’suwet’en as the RCMP set up nearby the Gidimt’en camp to enforce the interim injunction from the BC Supreme Court in December 2018.UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip stated “We strongly condemn the RCMP’s use of intimidation, harassment, and ongoing threats of forceful intervention and removal of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders from Wet’suwet’en unceded territory.  In continuing to aggressively threaten the Wet’suwet’en with eviction from their own Title land, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are blatantly ignoring the Supreme Court of Canada’s precedent-setting Delgamuukw case which confirmed that the Wet’suwet’en’s Title and Rights have never been extinguished.  The RCMP’s actions are in direct contradiction to both governments’ stated commitments to true reconciliation, and to full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which is a global human rights standard. We demand that Canada and BC call on the RCMP and Coastal GasLink to respect the Unist’ot’en/ Giltseyu-Dark House on unceded lands. The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met.”UBCIC Condemns RCMP Intimidation of Wet’suwet’en: “We strongly condemn the RCMP’s use of intimidation, harassment, and ongoing threats of forceful intervention and removal of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders from Wet’suwet’en unceded territory.” #cdnpoli https://t.co/6D1yk1hHvp pic.twitter.com/24jsJRX0JP— UBCIC (@UBCIC) January 7, 2019On Dec. 14, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs issued a statement saying they were deeply concerned by the National Energy Board’s decision denying their request to participate in a jurisdictional challenge to the permits issued to TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would cross Wet’suwet’en territories.While members of another Wet’suwet’en house, the Unist’ot’en of the Gilseyhu clan, erected a camp and checkpoint in the area of the planned pipeline almost seven years ago, Wickham said the Gidimt’en checkpoint is more recent.“We wanted to show that even though the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en are from separate clans, all the chiefs have been opposed to pipelines in our territories for years and years and years,” she said.“Unist’ot’en has been holding that responsibility all by themselves, so the (Gidimt’en) chief decided it was time for all of us to physically show our support.”In an amended injunction order filed Friday, a B.C. Supreme Court justice said the defendants, which include anyone “occupying, obstructing, blocking, physically impeding or delaying access” in the area, have until Jan. 31 to file a response to Coastal GasLink’s injunction application.In the meantime, the order says they are prohibited from physically interfering with or impeding any person or vehicle trying to access the area or carrying on pipeline business, including pre-construction and construction activities. The defendants are also prohibited from threatening, intimidating or getting within 10 metres of anyone actively working on the project.LNG Canada announced on Oct. 2 that its joint venture participants had taken a positive investment decision to construct the Kitimat export facility.B.C. Premier John Horgan said LNG Canada’s decision ranked on the historic scale of a “moon landing,” emphasizing just how much the project means to an economically deprived region of the province,  an estimated $23 billion in provincial revenue.In a notice of civil claim filed Nov. 23, Coastal GasLink says construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this month for completion in 2021.“Coastal GasLink has project agreements with all 20 elected Indigenous bands along the length of the project in British Columbia,” the company said in the court document.The company has tried to begin work in an area only accessible by the Morice Forest Service Road, but has been prevented from doing so by the demonstrators, it said.“A small delay in completing the work could contribute to a significant overall delay for the project,” it says.Around 2012, the Unist’ot’en camp set up a blockade by constructing a gate and other obstacles to the area, and a second gate has been constructed recently at the Morice River Bridge, it said. Coastal GasLink was most recently prevented from accessing the area on Nov. 20, it said.In a statement posted on its website, the Unist’ot’en camp issued an international call to action for the Gidimt’en access checkpoint.The statement describes potential RCMP action as “an act of war,” and evidence that Canada is criminalizing and using violence against Indigenous people, despite paying “lip service” to reconciliation. It points to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which says Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their territories.“We are now preparing for a protracted struggle. The hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en and the land defenders holding the front lines have no intention of allowing Wet’suwet’en sovereignty to be violated,” it said.last_img read more

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Bhanushali murder case: Ex-BJP leader Chhabil Patel arrested

first_imgAhmedabad: Over two months after the murder of former Gujarat MLA Jayanti Bhanushali, former BJP leader Chhabil Patel, a prime accused in the case, was arrested as soon as he landed at the Ahmedabad international airport on Thursday morning, officials said. The arrest was made the Gujarat CID-Crime. Talking to reporters, Director General of Police, CID-Crime Ashish Bhatia said, Patel admitted that he played a key role in the conspiracy to kill Bhanushali, his political rival. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Patel had fled to Muscat in Oman a week before Bhanushali was murdered. While Bhanushali was shot dead in a moving train on January 8 (this year), Patel had fled to Muscat on January 2. Thereafter, Patel went to the US on January 10 and lived with his daughter in New Jersey, Bhatia said. “Patel was arrested from the Ahmedabad airport as soon as his flight from New York landed here early today morning. He confessed to us that he played a key role in the Bhanushali murder case. He revealed how he contacted sharp shooters and conducted a recce of Bhanushali,” Bhatia said. He said, more details will emerge once they secure his remand after he is produced before the court. The CID had earlier arrested five persons- Patel’s son Siddharth, two sharp shooters and two caretakers of Patel’s farmhouse in Kutch district, Bhatia said. According to him, around three accused in the case, including a woman named Manisha Goswami, are still at large and yet to be arrested.last_img read more

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Auto partners move to bring greater car EfficientC

The results of a project to develop a family car with carbon dioxide emissions lower than 100 grams per kilometre were revealed today. The car, developed by Ricardo, QinetiQ and PSA Peugeot-Citroën, was based on a modified Citroën Berlingo Multispace, featuring a diesel-hybrid drive-train. Tailpipe emissions were just 99 g/km CO2. Called the Efficient-C project, it was the first completed under the ultra-low carbon car challenge, set by the DfT in 2004. This offered £10 million in grants to encourage the development of a sub 100 g/km car, but which offered all the standard trappings of a 5-door family vehicle. That meant a car running on standard fuel, capable of matching performance, safety and comfort levels of a C-segment car already on the market. David Greenwood, chief engineer advanced technology at Ricardo, was on hand to discuss the technology behind the car – and to reveal some impressive results. Overall, the car delivered 75 miles per gallon, based on a combination of regenerative braking, optimised engine operation, stop and start technology and improved aerodynamics. That meant an overall 30 per cent improvement on a standard Berlingo, fitted with 1.6-litre HDi engine. On the urban cycle, which simulates in-town driving, the results were even more dramatic. Fuel consumption, and corresponding CO2 emissions, were cut by 45 per cent. Robert Peugeot, PSA Vice President Innovation and Quality, spoke on behalf of the car company. He warned of the problem in moving from an impressive prototype to affordable car. Technology in the Efficient-C made it £3,000 more expensive than a standard Berlingo. A business case could only be made if the difference were around £1,500, he said, a price which consumers would be more willing to pay. Incentives like the Low Carbon Car Fund, recently given the green light by the European Commission, would send the right message to industry and consumers. It would also go some way to softening the blow for buyers of low carbon cars that are often more expensive due to higher production costs. Under the scheme, cars emitting less than 115 g/km could be eligible for grants of up to £1,000. However, press reports have suggested the grants, originally proposed by government, are now set to be scrapped. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Teen granted 25000 bail for armed robbery

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSex workers accused of robbing Presidential guards remanded for robbing anotherOctober 30, 2017In “Court”West Bank resident granted bail for allegedly beating man with wireAugust 27, 2013In “Crime”Night Shelter resident granted bail for hitting another with a brickOctober 9, 2013In “Crime” Eighteen-year-old Emanuel Stoll appeared in Court on Wednesday, following an allegation of armed robbery committed against the person of Ayesha Adams, the complainant.Corporal Bacchus took to the witness box before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to swear to the information which detailed that the accused; Stoll, on September 25, 2017, at the Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, whilst armed with a dangerous weapon (a  knife), robbed the complainant of one cellular phone valued at $62,000.The remorseful teen disclosed to the court his inability to post bail in the event that it is granted, but the presiding Magistrate exercised her discretion to grant bail at $25,000 notwithstanding the disclosure.The accused returns to court on October 25, 2017. read more

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Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping

first_imgA DUBLIN CITY council committee will this week examine whether an increase in the number of ‘authorised’ officers could reduce breaches of laws on offences like dumping and dog fouling.The proposal to the finance committee was made by councillor Paul McAuliffe who said the council does not have the resources to police many of the bye-laws it creates.McAuliffe said that despite the work of officials, the city has seen an increase in illegal dumping, illegal signage on traffic poles, litter blackspots and dog fouling.Every week I receive reports about illegal signs on traffic poles or properties which have turned into litter blackspots. Obviously we don’t have the resources to employ a bye-law police force but I believe there are other more creative ways we can authorise people to issue fines, without employing them as full time employees.The Dublin councillor said we need to look at the network of community groups in the city or to other agencies like An Post who have a large number of people on the ground to see if the council can fund the expansion of authorised officers through “less traditional ways”.According to McAuliffe, the process for enforcing fines through the courts has “proved costly and ineffective”.“However if we can find a method of issuing on-the-spot fines which results in reducing many of the offences which detract from our public domain, that’s worth examining,” added the Glasnevin based Councillor.Read: Council can now challenge suspected illegal rubbish dumpers at their homes>Read: Strict new Dublin rubbish laws restrict collection times>last_img read more

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Ireland is divided into 6 types of people tonight

first_imgTHE END OF January is in sight!We can say goodbye to Jannui and Janxiety and hello to spring (well, hello to slightly warmer rain anyway).During this time of flux, Ireland on a Friday night is populated by very specific sets of people…1. Those who got paid and are going outThey’ve been like caged animals all these weeks, mourning the halcyon Christmas days of Curly Wurlys and Baileys for breakfast.Now, they’re back, and this time it’s personal. Source: Tumblr2. Those who got paid and are staying in because it’s still technically Dry JanuarySo strong-willed…. so strong-minded… SO going out next weekend and going on your ear after two pints so don’t be so smug. Source: Shutterstock.com3. Those who didn’t get paid and are staying inTo add insult to injury the Graham Norton couch isn’t even that deadly this week. Source: @BBCOneLook at Thierry Henry there, shoving his hand in our faces. WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID HENRY! Source: GifsoupMichael Bolton is on the Late Late though. And Josh Hartnett. The glamour! Source: thelonelyisland4. Those who didn’t get paid but are going out anywayBecause #YOLO!(But mostly because #Overdraft #CreditCard #MamCanIBorrowTwentyQuid?) Source: Shutterstock.com5. Those who have children and never go out Source: Shuttterstock.com6. Those who are so perpetually broke that they will still be in their overdraft until the end of time Source: Tumblr16 reasons you should feel like an ass for ever slagging Michael Bolton> Here are the reasons why Dry January is the smart choice> 14 signs that payday can’t come soon enough>last_img read more

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La NASA fait la lumière sur la première supernova jamais observée

first_imgLa NASA fait la lumière sur la première supernova jamais observéeLa NASA a annoncé hier avoir percé le secret qui entourait une étoile, soudainement apparue dans le ciel, et décrite par les astronomes chinois il y a près de 2.000 ans.Les astronomes chinois avaient décrits, en 185 après Jésus Christ, l’apparition d’une étoile extrêmement brillante. Cette étoile était restée visible pendant huit mois avant de disparaître. Dans les années 1960, les scientifiques avaient pu déterminer qu’il s’agissait en fait de la première supernova ayant été décrite dans les annales de l’astronomie.Ultérieurement baptisé RCW 86, cet objet céleste constituait les restes d’une étoile qui a explosé en une supernova spectaculaire. Ces débris se situent à environ 8.000 années-lumière de la Terre. Toutefois, un mystère subsistait : ces restes, de forme sphérique, sont beaucoup plus grands qu’ils ne le devraient et occupent dans le ciel un espace plus important que la Lune.Mais aujourd’hui, la NASA a enfin réussi à faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire en recoupant les données des observations aux infrarouges de ses télescopes spatiaux avec celles collectées par deux télescopes orbitaux américain et européen. Les résultats révèlent que RCW 86 était une supernova de type “Ia”, rapporte TV5monde. Issue de la mort d’une étoile comme le Soleil, elle a ensuite rétréci pour former un objet céleste de forte densité : une “naine blanche”. Cette naine blanche a ensuite explosé en une supernova après avoir siphonné une autre étoile se trouvant à proximité. Une explosion qui a tout éjecté à grande vitesseÀ lire aussiUn rover détecte un étrange gel sur la face cachée de la LuneCes observations révèlent pour la première fois qu’une naine blanche peut créer une cavité autour d’elle avant d’exploser dans un type dit “Ia” de supernova. “Une naine blanche est comme de la braise restant d’un feu éteint, si on jette de l’essence dessus, ça explose”, explique Brian Williams, principal auteur de cette étude parue dans la revue américaine Astrophysical Journal.Cette cavité expliquerait donc pourquoi les restes de RCW 86 sont aussi dispersés, selon ce chercheur. Quand l’explosion s’est produite les matériaux ont été éjectés à une plus grande vitesse dans cette cavité vide de gaz et de poussière, se propageant ainsi plus rapidement et plus loin.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 10:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Apple paye pour publicité mensongère en Australie

first_imgApple paye pour publicité mensongère en AustralieLa marque à la pomme a accepté de verser 1,77 millions d’euros pour mettre fin à la polémique de son iPad “4G”…Apple préfère verser une forte somme d’argent plutôt que d’affronter le tribunal… En Australie, comme dans bien d’autres pays à travers le monde, la marque a en effet vendu son nouvel iPad en mentionnant une compatibilité avec le réseau 4G. Mais ce qui est vrai aux Etats-Unis et au Canada ne l’est pas aux antipodes puisque le LTE de l’iPad utilise les fréquences 2100 MHz et 700 MHz, soit des bandes non supportées dans le pays, comme en Europe d’ailleurs. Dès lors, l’Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) avait déposé plainte pour publicité mensongère, Apple continuant à vendre sa tablette sous l’appellation “4G” malgré cette incompatibilité, explique Zdnet.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Bien que la firme se défende en arguant que les réseaux 3G supportés par les opérateurs australiens “sont des réseaux 4G d’après la définition qu’en fait l’industrie”, elle a quand même préféré éviter une énième bataille judiciaire en offrant à ses clients australiens la possibilité de les rembourser et en changeant le nom de l’iPad “4G” en iPad “WiFi + Cellular”. Enfin, histoire de boucler définitivement la polémique naissante et d’éviter une bien mauvaise publicité, Apple a accepté de verser 1,77 millions d’euros dans un accord à l’amiable avec l’ACC.   Le 8 juin 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Roma boss Give Justin Kluivert time to adapt

first_imgAS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco feels that it is imperative Justin Kluivert is given time to adapt to his new surroundingsTo the surprise of many, the Netherlands international chose to leave boyhood club Ajax this summer in favour of a €17m switch to the Italian capital following reported interest from Barcelona.Being the son of Dutch great Patrick Kluivert comes with a price and expectations will likely be high on the 19-year-old’s shoulders heading into his debut campaign at the Stadio Olimpico.However, speaking after Roma’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid at New Jersey, Di Francesco insisted that his side is more than a mere one-man squad.“I want to make it clear that I know perfectly well which ones will be the starters for certain games,” said the Italian, according to Football-Italia.“But you can’t just have one player when you have so many games over the course of the season. This goes for all the positions.“For example, there is Kluivert, who really has talent but will also clearly need some time to adjust to the new system and the new surroundings.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“But I really hope that I will have 22 or 23 players that I can fully count on over the course of the season.”Although the Giallorossi have yet to reach peak fitness levels, Di Francesco was pleased with the efforts of his men on the club’s US tour.“I think that a good approach to all the games, even against Tottenham,” he said.“Tonight we started well today and then made a big mistake, and this allowed Real to play on the counter-attack a bit more.“In the first half we won the ball back a lot high and created some chances.“As for our fitness, perhaps we were not brilliant but that is normal at this stage of pre-season.”Roma will face Torino next weekend for their first game of the new Serie A campaign.last_img read more

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Jurors reach a verdict in the trial of Richard Sepolio

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 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) – Following more than a week of deliberations, jurors reached a verdict Monday in the trial of a Navy petty officer accused of driving drunk and losing control of his truck, which plummeted over the side of a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in Chicano Park, killing four people.Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI and reckless driving for the Oct. 15, 2016, deaths of Annamarie Contreras, 50, and Cruz Contreras, 52, a married couple from Chandler, Arizona; and Hacienda Heights residents Andre Banks, 49, and Francine Jiminez, 46. Seven other people were seriously injured.The verdict will be read at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the San Diego Central Courthouse to give parties involved in the case — some of whom are from out of state — time to travel to the hearing. Courthouses are closed Tuesday in observance of Lincoln’s birthday.The jury began deliberating 10 days ago in Sepolio’s trial.Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told the panel in closing arguments that Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” Prosecutors argue that in addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend over the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.In his closing argument, defense attorney Paul Pfingst said multiple breath and blood tests showed that Sepolio was not under the influence of alcohol the day of the crash. One blood sample was taken to a California Highway Patrol office and wasn’t tested for a year, Pfingst told the jury.“They took his blood and they destroyed it … and they say it’s no big deal,” the defense attorney said.Sepolio faces at least 23 years and eight months in prison if convicted of all charges. Updated: 5:54 PM February 11, 2019center_img Jurors reach a verdict in the trial of Richard Sepolio Posted: February 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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AirPower is just one of Apples many blunders The 359 Ep 539

first_img Gadgets Culture Digital Media Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 5:18 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Now playing: Watch this: Your browser does not support the audio element. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment reading • AirPower is just one of Apple’s many blunders (The 3:59, Ep. 539) 0center_img • The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. AirPower is just one of Apple’s many blunders (The 3:59, Ep. 539) See All Share your voice CNET On this podcast, we talk about:Apple’s biggest flops, including AirPower, Bendgate and Apple Maps. Here comes Burger King’s Impossible Whopper.A look at last week’s Apple TV Plus event. Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it The Daily Charge AirPower is just one of Apple’s many blunders (The 3:59,… Applelast_img read more

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PNB Housing Finance IPO Indias fifthlargest home loan firm eyes expansion

first_imgPNB Housing Finance, which is on course with its Rs. 2,500 crore, initial public offering (IPO), is planning to widen its footprint from a predominantly North India-based business to smaller towns and cities.Currently, the company generates a substantial portion of its revenues from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh, which accounted for about 40 percent of its total loan portfolio as of March 31, 2016, according to its draft prospectus.The expansion from these states will see the fifth-largest Indian home loan company venture into areas with comparatively lower population. The company had opened new branches in Vishakapatnam, Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Nasik, Surat, Thrissur, Vadodara, Bhiwadi and Faridabad during the financial year 2015-16 and wants to continue with the game plan.”We want to build our footprint pan-India. At present, we have 48 branches at 28 locations. There are at least 60 more locations that have a population of more than 8-9 million. So, that is our aim to go with,” Sanjaya Gupta, MD, PNB Housing Finance, told PTI.To cash in on the opportunities in the low and middle-income segment, the company launched a scheme called “Unnati” in April this year.”The beneficiaries of ‘Unnati’ Loan Scheme will be individuals residing in peripheries of Tier I cities as well as those in living in Tier II and III cities. ‘Unnati’ home loans can be availed by the salaried and self-employed professionals for a loan amount of up to INR 25 lacs. Customer can take loan up to 90% of the property’s market value. These loans are being offered at interest rates starting at 10.50% p.a. It also offers the option of fixed rate for 3, 5 and 10 years that will shield the customer from market fluctuations,” the company said in a statement.PNB Housing Finance also has plans to look at the lucrative non-resident Indian (NRI) population in West Asia (Middle East). “We will focus on the NRI market. We will work on that. Maybe in the Middle-East, the economies are stable, when we look at opening branches there,” he told the agency.PNB Housing Finance, in which Punjab National Bank holds 51 percent stake, earned net profit of Rs. 326 crore on total income of Rs. 2,697 crore for the financial year 2015-16. The rest of the stake is held by Quality Holding Investments (owned by Carlyle Group).Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited are the global coordinators and book running lead managers to the issue.PNB Housing Finance expects to complete all the formalities in the next two-three months.”We have already filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP). We are expecting the first-level queries by third week of July or first week of August. We will be quick to respond to the queries of Sebi. My guess is that by the end of August, we should have the IPO card and start roadshows in September-October,” Gupta said.On Monday, Punjab National Bank shares closed at Rs. 130.15 apiece, up 8.23 percent from its previous close, on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Biman jets crash landing in photos

first_imgEighteen people were injured as a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane slides off a runway while landing at Yangon airport in Myanmar on Wednesday due to inclement weather.Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane lying on the grass after the passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International airport on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines jet lying on the grass at the side of the Yangon International airport’s runway. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport on 8 May evening.Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows a crumpled Biman Bangladesh Airlines jet lying on the grass at the side of the Yangon International airport’s runway. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows officials inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 9 May 2019 shows an official inspecting a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 8 May 2019 shows a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger jet after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening. Photo: AFPThis handout picture taken and released by Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation on 8 May 2019 shows a Biman Bangladesh airlines passenger after it slides off a runway at Yangon International airport in Yangon on 8 May evening.last_img read more

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More than enough local cattle are there for Eid

first_imgThere are more than enough locally-reared cattle in the country to meet the huge demand for sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha this time, reports UNB. The department of livestock services (DLS) said 577,416 commercial farms and farmers have around 11788,563 sacrificial animals ready against a demand for 11000,000. “It’ll be a win-win situation for the cattle farmers and buyers as there’s a surplus stock of sacrificial animals while cattle inflow from India declined significantly,” said DLS director general Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik. He urged the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to stop cattle smuggling from India to ensure the fair prices of animals and thus encourage the cattle farmers to boost the local production further. UNB correspondents from frontier districts said cattle inflow from neighbouring India is very low this time. However, cattle import from Myanmar has marked a rise due to cheaper prices. Bhowmik said around 10.4 million cattle, including 3.8 million cows, were slaughtered during the last Eid-ul-Azha. He said around 11 million cattle, including over 4.2 million cows, are likely to be slaughtered during this eid as the demand for sacrificial animals may rise by five percent. “Over 700,000 cattle will remain surplus after meeting the eid demand.” This year, the DLS DG said, 4582,000 cows and buffalos, and 7206,563 animals have been made ready. A DLS official, wishing anonymity, said the cattle stock was better last year. “The number of surplus cattle was one million last year,” the official said. “About a million animals were brought in from neighbouring countries.” Low Indian cattle inflow One of the reasons for the drop in cattle inflow is the intensification of patrol along the Bangladesh-Indian border. UNB Jashore correspondent reports that the import of Indian cattle through both legal and illegal channels is very low this time unlike previous years. Navaron corridor officials in Sarsha upazila said only 99 cows and five goats were imported legally in July. “On average, 20-22 cattle are being imported each week through Goga and Putkhali border points,” said Anjuman Ara Begum, customs revenue officer-in-charge at Navaron Customs Corridor.Jashore district livestock officer Bhabtosh Kanti Sarkar said 70,600 cattle have been raised at 5,800 farms in the district. The local demand for sacrificial animal is around 63,000. Khulna-21 BGB Battalion chief Imran Ullah Sarkar said they have intensified patrol to prevent cattle smuggling. The scenario is the same in Sylhet. Abul Kashem, deputy director of Sylhet division’s divisional livestock office, said over 35,000 farms have prepared around 221,000 cattle for the Eid. “It’s way more than the local demand,” he said. In Cumilla, farmers have reared around 320,000 cows to meet the demand for sacrificial animals. As supply of cattle from India remained at a minimum, district livestock officer Nazrul Islam said he hoped farmers would get fair prices. According to UNB Chapainawabganj correspondent, the cattle inflow from India, both legally and illegally, has dropped significantly this year. Livestock officer Ananda Kumar Odhikari said it was because of strict monitoring by border guards. Through Thakurgaon, a very small number of cattle is entering the country illegally. Thakurgaon BGB-50 Battalion chief Sami-un-Nabi said both the BGB and BSF are on high alert to prevent cattle smuggling from India ahead of Eid.”So far, we don’t have any information about cattle inflow from India. But a very insignificant number of cattle may still be smuggled in. We’re intensifying our surveillance,” he said. UNB correspondents from Rajhshai, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Kurigram said the situation was similar in their areas.However, the inflow of sacrificial animals from Myanmar through Teknaf border has marked a sharp rise in recent days. Teknaf customs office M Foyez Uddain said 5,310 cows from Myanmar were brought in legally in the last three days. “Over 25,000 more cattle may be imported from Myanmar before the Eid,” he said. Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan, commanding officer of BGB Teknaf-2, said cattle import from Myanmar has increased as there is no tension along the border. “We’re supervising the cattle import activities,” he said.Giasuddin, one of the major cattle importers from Myanmar, said the price of cattle is lower in Myanmar than the last year. “Each cow is costing us Tk 8,000-10,000 less than the previous year,” he said.last_img read more

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Former Minister Indicted For Allegedly Stealing 800000 From Houstons First Baptist Church

first_imgGoogle MapsHouston’s First Baptist Church.A grand jury has indicted Jerrell Altic, a former minister with Houston’s First Baptist Church, for allegedly stealing more than $800,000 from the church, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.According to the DA’s office, Altic, 40, allegedly embezzled the money during a period of six years that ended in November 2017. The prosecutors say Altic inappropriately used church funds through a credit card that had been issued by Houston Baptist Church and through other means as well.The case is assigned to the 176th District Court, which is temporarily housed on 9th floor of civil courthouse.The case is being handled by Assistant District Attorney Lester Blizzard, chief of the Money Laundering Division at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeJerrell Altic.The Houston Chronicle reported that Altic surrendered himself to authorities Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $50,000.James Alston, Altic’s attorney, said his client has admitted to the crime. Alston declined to comment how any money was embezzled or whether it was spent.First Baptist Church said in a statement the church discovered “a limited set of suspicious financial activity related to Jerrell Altic” in November 2017. The statement added Altic resigned when representatives from the church confronted him.Subsequently, the church reported initial findings to law enforcement and to their insurance provider. According to the statement, Altic’s fraudulent activities happened between 2011 and 2017, and involved missions funds.The statement also detailed that the church’s insurance coverage paid $500,000 and the leadership “approved using unallocated contingency funds to replace the balance.”The church also said that despite Altic’s actions “all of Houston’s First ministry partners received their designated monies, as his actions did not prevent our church from providing resources to local ministries, church plants or other strategic partners.”The church says it has enacted “enacted additional policies to help ensure all donations and expenses are protected and handled properly moving forward.”You can read the indictment here: Sharelast_img read more

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Whitney Young Will Coach UofLs Womens Golf Program in 2019

first_imgTrimble will wrap up her seventh season with the Cardinals in the Spring of 2019. During her time, the University of Louisville women’s golf program captured a conference championship, registered 33 top-five finishes in tournament play, 13 team titles and five-consecutive trips to the NCAA Regional Championships. One of the most decorated golfers from the state of Kentucky and in Southeastern Conference history, Young joined Louisville’s coaching staff in 2017. The Cardinals are set for five events in the spring season before postseason play begins with the ACC Championship April 18-20. Louisville returns to the course Feb. 10 with the Battle of the Bluegrass State in Birmingham, Ala. Print Friendly Version Statistically, Young compiled the sixth-best career stroke average in Georgia history. She clubbed a 74.21 over 129 rounds, posting scores even or below par in 32 rounds. She had six rounds in the 60s. “It has been my privilege to work at the University of Louisville and lead the women’s golf program over the last six years and be a part of the Louisville community,” Trimble said. “We have achieved a great deal on the golf course, within the community and in the classroom. I am so proud of how the program has grown and improved. Working with exceptional student-athletes has made this job truly special. Story Links Young enjoyed an exceptional collegiate playing career at Georgia that included three top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships. She aided the Bulldogs to 10 team tournament titles, most notably the 2007 SEC Championship. She is one of just three Georgia and seven SEC golfers to earn first team all-SEC honors four times. In two seasons with Young on staff, the Cardinals have four tournament victories and a win over Kentucky in the 2018 Battle of the Bluegrass State. UofL also reached the NCAA postseason in 2018, finishing fourth at the NCAA Regional and advancing to the fourth round of the NCAA Championships for the second time in school history. Upon her graduation from Georgia with a degree in speech communications, Young continued her playing career in the professional ranks. She registered nine top-10 finishes in 47 starts on the FUTURES Tour from 2008-10. In 2009, Young won the Duramed Tour Championship with a 9-under-par 204. That same season, she finished sixth on the FUTURES Tour money list to earn her LPGA Tour card for the 2010 campaign.center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville assistant women’s golf coach Whitney Young will be elevated to head coach of the Cardinals’ women’s golf program effective July 1, 2019, a move announced today by UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. Current UofL head coach Courtney Trimble will continue to coach the Cardinals for the remainder of the 2018-19 season before she retires her position on June 30. The UofL Athletic Association Board of Directors approved the move in a meeting on Thursday. The Glasgow, Ky., native came to Louisville after spending four seasons at Georgia, where she helped the program to three appearances at the NCAA Regional Championships, including a regional title in 2016 that led to an automatic berth at the NCAA Championships. She assisted the Bulldogs to six Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America distinctions and seven all-conference selections, including the 2016 SEC Freshman of the Year. “I want to thank the University of Louisville and Vince Tyra for giving me this opportunity,” said Young, whose five-year agreement through 2024 was approved by the UofL Athletic Association Board of Directors on Thursday. “As a native Kentuckian, being able to represent the University of Louisville is an honor. Louisville has created one of the best student-athlete experiences in the country. I am excited to build on the strong foundation that Courtney Trimble and our alumnae have set for our program.” “Whitney’s terrific success as a player has translated well into her coaching career, as evidenced by her leadership as interim head coach while Courtney was on maternal leave recently,” said Tyra. “She has proven that she is more than capable of taking over for Courtney following Courtney’s retirement. She was a highly accomplished player who has a stellar reputation as a recruiter, relating very well to those she is seeking to attract to UofL.” “A new adventure lies ahead allowing me to spend more time with my young family and husband in the Chicago area at the end of this season. I’m very confident that Whitney Young taking over the program will keep driving things forward and this team will continue to flourish and achieve great things under her guidance.” Trimble has produced nine all-conference selections in six seasons, including Lauren Hartlage, who was named the 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year. At Louisville, her squads have been recognized five times by the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent in women’s golf for APR. The Cardinals received the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award and the 2014 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award for women’s golf. Individually, she has overseen 27 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars selections. “We sincerely appreciate all Courtney has done at UofL while advancing our program,” said Tyra. “This past year’s success in becoming our second team to reach to the NCAA Championships is a great achievement in which we intend to build upon moving forward. I know she’ll do all that she can to help us finish strong before moving on to a new chapter in her life with her family.”last_img read more

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Razers Project Fiona tablet plays Skyrim on ultrahigh settings

first_imgRazer’s Project Fiona gaming tablet is no joke. It’s been one of the most talked-about devices to come out of CES 2012, and — once released — it has the potential to be an industry pillar. Though it’s still merely a prototype, this bad boy looks like it isn’t far from prime time. Take this video, for example: here we see the dual-controller-wielding tablet running Skyrim. Oh, and did we mention that the game is being played on ultra-high settings?As you’ll see in the video, it handles the visuals brilliantly. The framerate is choppy, but keep in mind that this is on ultra-high — the highest possible settings. We don’t know yet what graphics card is powering the prototype, but the mystery GPU and the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor are performing admirably. We don’t see it in the video, but the tablet will supposedly play Skyrim on “High” (the next level down) flawlessly.Razer has produced one of the most innovative devices at CES with Project Fiona. The attached controllers on either side of the tablet take away the pesky requirement of using a touchscreen for tablet gaming, while retaining the handheld portability of tablets. That it will run Windows 8 is only a bonus: it will be instantly compatible with a legion of top-of-the-line games.There are a few potential pitfalls with Razer’s tablet. Battery life is suspect; we’ve heard reps estimate that it will stay powered for two or three hours. That’s acceptable, but lengthy gaming sessions will require a power cable (greatly reducing the device’s portable appeal). Also, I can’t imagine that the device will support graphics card upgrades. For an investment that will probably cost at least $800-900, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for future-proofing in the rapidly-evolving world of PC gaming.While much is still unknown about Razer’s upcoming tablet, the buzz that it has garnered at CES guarantees that we’ll eventually be seeing these on store shelves. Color me intrigued.via Destructoid, Technobuffalolast_img read more

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VIDEO Hue Jackson and Todd Haleys tense Hard Knocks meeting exchange foreshadowed

first_img Advertisement The Browns axed Head Coach Hue Jackson and OC Todd Haley following a Week 8 loss to Pittsburgh because the rift between the two had become to great to fix. Leaks had been coming out of Cleveland for weeks that Haley and Jackson were locked in an increasingly nasty power struggle within the facility regarding control of the offense, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who watched Hard Knocks.During a scene from a coaches meeting in Episode 1, Jackson and Haley got into an uncomfortable exchange about players sitting out during training camp. Haley argued that players with minor injuries sitting out sends a bad message. Jackson big-timed Haley with the head coach card, saying it’s different in the coordinator’s seat than it is as the head coach’s.The Browns are a disaster, but it didn’t take a genius to see the Haley/Jackson trainwreck coming.Never forget the moment everyone realized Hue/Haley wouldn’t work out…the first episode of Hard Knocks pic.twitter.com/GiVkFYQo28— NFL Insider JKutz34 (@JKutz34) October 29, 2018last_img read more

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