Anurag Kashyap deletes Twitter account claims parents and daughter were getting threats

first_imgMumbai: Anurag Kashyap has deleted his official Twitter account and the filmmaker said he decided to leave the microblogging site because his parents and daughter were receiving threats. The director, who has been one of the most vocal Bollywood celebrities on social media, said if he is not free to speak his mind on the platform he would rather leave it. “When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats you know that no one wants to talk.There isn’t going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India and hope you all thrive. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as i leave twitter. When i won’t be allowed to speak my mind without fear then i would rather not speak at all. Goodbye” Kashyap wrote in his last Twitter post. On the work front, the director is looking forward to the premiere of “Sacred Games 2” and is busy with the production of his next featuring Saiyami Kher and Malayalam actor Roshan Mathew.last_img read more

Another court delay for two men accused of assaulting Dennis Oland in

first_imgMIRAMICHI, N.B. – The case of two Halifax men charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison has been delayed yet again.Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, allegedly attacked Oland at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., on July 31 of last year.The two appeared briefly in Miramichi provincial court by video link from Renous Thursday, but the case was adjourned until May 25 to enter a plea and elect type of trial.Oland had been jailed for 10 months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning of his multi-millionaire father, businessman Richard Oland.The 48-year-old Saint John financial planner was released on bail in October after a court overturned his murder conviction and ordered a new trial.Muise was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Brandon Hatcher in December 2010 in a gun battle in suburban Halifax, and is serving a life sentence.Marriott was sentenced to 15 years for a 2008 drug shooting outside the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.last_img read more

Conservation group mourns death of female Alberta grizzly bear in BC

first_imgEDMONTON – Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.“What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta,” he said Wednesday.He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.“The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals.”The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.“This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level,” Parks Canada said in an email.Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park area six years ago.Over the summer the grizzly strayed onto a rugby field during a practice, charged a person walking with a stroller and chased dogs out for a walk with their owners.Murray Langdon, spokesman for Alberta’s Environment and Parks, said staff did what they could to help the bear survive but had to move it to protect public safety.“Our top priority is to keep Albertans safe and out of harm’s way,” he said in an email. “Environment and Parks staff members worked hard to provide the best chance of this bear’s survival given its history.”Legault said the relocation of Bear 148 and its death near McBride, B.C., shows how difficult it is to protect grizzlies even in wilderness areas.“The situation reflects the need to conserve grizzly bears on a larger landscape scale, beyond park boundaries,” he said.Legault said more needs to be done to limit development and growth in popular areas such as Canmore.last_img read more

Homeowner didnt call 911 before going out and killing suspected truck thief

first_imgHAMILTON – A homeowner’s assertion that his training as a military reservist prompted him to head outside into the frigid darkness and shoot dead a man trying to steal his truck makes little sense, his murder trial heard Tuesday.Testifying in his own defence, Peter Khill agreed he could have stayed in his bedroom and called police — but instead chose to go barefoot into the February night in a T-shirt and boxers, armed with a loaded Remington shotgun.“It was instinctive,” Khill, 28, told prosecutor Steve O’Brien.“Regardless of your allegedly instinctive reaction, you’re a civilian,” O’Brien said. “Everybody knows about 911. You pick up the phone and call the cops.”“That’s one option, yes.”Within seconds of stepping outside, Jon Styres, 29, a father of two, lay dying in the muck next to Khill’s 15-year-old truck.Khill, who lives in a semi-rural area a few kilometres from the edge of Hamilton, testified how his now-wife alerted him in the early hours of Feb. 4, 2016, to the possibility of intruders.He said he got up and went to the bedroom window, where he noticed the radio light of his truck in the driveway was on. He said he wondered who was out there, if they were armed.“It was a real-life threat assessment,” Khill said. “I felt that I was being threatened and I felt that I was not in control of the situation.”Khill admits to gunning down Styres, of Ohsweken, Ont., on the Six Nations reserve about 30 minutes away, but has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.He said he didn’t call 911 because he was worried someone could get into the house within seconds.Khill said his reservist training was still very much “relevant” to his life and certain triggers or situations could bring on aspects of what he had learned, an assertion O’Brien said he found hard to believe.Calling 911 was the “obviously reasonable thing” to do, O’Brien said in repeatedly challenging Khill on why he had acted the way he did. The victim could have been a wayward teenager, not an armed insurgent, the prosecutor said.“I thought my response was reasonable as well,” Khill insisted.At one point during his testimony, a distressed woman sitting with Styres’s relatives left the court and could be heard wailing from the hallway.Khill recounted coming around the back of the 2001 truck he had bought for $2,900, saying he could only make out a silhouette in the darkness leaning into the cab through the open passenger door.“I basically said in a loud voice, ‘Hey, hands up’,” he testified, yelling loudly in the courtroom at his lawyer’s request, and again later at O’Brien’s request.He said the person backed away from the vehicle, turned toward him, and appeared to point something at him which he took for a weapon.“It was a life and death situation,” Khill said. “I raised my shotgun, took it off safe. I fired at the centre of mass.”O’Brien said it was more likely Khill had startled Styres.“The moment he started to move, you shot him,” O’Brien said.“Soon as I thought he had a gun, I shot him,” Khill said.After the shooting, Khill said he went inside to put down the gun, then went back out and tried to save the gasping man lying in the muck by the driveway, while his partner called police.The case bears some similarities to the killing of an Indigenous man in Saskatchewan by a white farmer, who was recently acquitted.In his opening statement, lawyer Jeffrey Manishen told the jury the case was about self-defence.“It was not a matter of going outside to shoot; it was not a matter of going outside to protect a truck,” he told Superior Court.Manishen said jurors needed to focus on what Khill believed at the time, and would have to decide whether he acted reasonably.Walter Sroka, a former reservist with 56 Field Regiment, testified military training is based on repetition.“You do it so much that you don’t have to think about what you’re doing,” Sroka said.Sroka said soldiers are taught to aim at the “centre of mass” — the upper torso — and to fire at least twice to neutralize a target.Jurors have heard one shotgun blast from Khill hit Styres square in the middle of the chest; the other hit him in the back of the shoulder before entering his chest.The trial will hear legal arguments without the jury present on Wednesday.last_img read more

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

first_imgANCHORAGE, Alaska — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area.“The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Sunday at a news conference.The magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled the state’s largest city early Friday morning swaying buildings and fraying nerves. There were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or structural damage to buildings.Roads, however, took the brunt of the damage, especially the scenic Glenn Highway, the closest thing Alaska has to an interstate and links the state’s largest city to suburban communities to the north.Traffic has been snarled since the quake. Delays came as drivers were diverted around road damage on temporary detours or the highway was reduced to one lane while crews try to reconstruct the roadway after the temblor caused sinkholes and buckled pavement.Employees who live north of Anchorage are being encouraged to take Monday off or work from home if possible to reduce traffic. Gov. Bill Walker, who leaves office at noon Monday, gave state workers in the Anchorage area the day off to help reduce the number of cars on the highway. Schools have been closed until Dec. 10, which should also reduce traffic.Walker said he would not be travelling to the rural village of Noorvik for the swearing in of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Monday but instead would remain in Anchorage to keep working on recovery efforts.Roads aren’t the only transportation worry in Alaska.About 90 per cent of all the goods sold in Alaska are delivered to the Port of Anchorage, where officials have completed a preliminary damage assessment.“Everything looked good,” Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said. “There was some structural concerns with some of the trestles. We have got some things on a watch list but nothing that should impede operations.”Two major cargo companies operate at the port. One was offloading barges as normal on Sunday, and the other company is scheduled to offload barges Monday after successfully testing their crane system.Jet fuel was also being unloaded at another terminal Sunday.“We’re estimating we have on hand now automotive gasoline supplies that will be good for at least three weeks, and that the next shipment comes in on Dec. 7,” he said. “We’re not expecting any disruptions to those supply chains.”Officials on Saturday encouraged Alaskans not to make a run on grocery stores, saying there was no reason to hoard food.However, at least one grocery store Sunday morning had no milk and little to no bread, bottled water or bananas.Berkowitz said the stories he’s heard, particularly from grocery stores, in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake was of co-operation and sharing.“Even when people were initially concerned, people who might have been reaching for the last item, looked over and saw someone else and said, ‘Yes, we are sharing this with you,’” he said.He also touted Alaskans’ longstanding tradition to stock up for long winters.“I would encourage people, once the ships get in, once things settle back down, make sure you have the emergency preparations, the emergency kits that you should have,” he said.Schools will be closed for the week so damage assessments can be conducted on about 4,000 classrooms in 86 schools and four other facilities, comprising 8 million square feet, to make sure they are safe for staff and students, Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop said Sunday.Mark Thiessen, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN official urges probe into murder of Venezuelan journalist

Mr. Ojeda, 56, was a columnist for the El Clarín daily and a Democratic Action party activist. He was discovered in a vacant lot, shot in the head, in the city of La Victoria on 17 May.“I urge the authorities to investigate this crime which affects society’s ability to enjoy the basic human right of freedom of expression and the democratic right to engage in open political debate,” Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said in a news release issued yesterday. UNESCO notes that, according to local journalists, Mr. Ojeda’s columns focused on local politics and were not considered harsh.The Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-governmental organization (NGO), says that three journalists have been killed for their work in Venezuela since 2002. Three others are reported to have been killed in the country over the same period, but the motives for their killing are still the subject of investigation by the committee. 2 June 2011The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend press freedom has condemned the murder of Venezuelan newspaper columnist Wilfred Iván Ojeda, and urged authorities to investigate the crime. read more

Man injured after he shot himself in the leg with crossbow

A man was taken to hospital after he shot himself in the leg with a crossbow. It happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. in Hamilton. Emergency workers were called to an apartment building on Main St. East near Graham Ave. South.The man was transported to Hamilton General hospital via ambulance and is expected to be okay.

Kosovo UN police arrest 270 people over deadly riots in March

International prosecutors have begun handling 52 of the most serious cases, spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the daily press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. In two days of violence following the drowning deaths of three Albanian children, 19 people were killed, hundreds injured and many homes and Serbian cultural or religious sites were damaged or destroyed. At least 3,000 Serbs were also driven from their homes. Last week Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Ambassador Kai Eide of Norway to investigate the violence and its political implications, and to recommend how the ethnic Albanian and Serbian communities in Kosovo can live together again peacefully. Mr. Dujarric said the 52 cases involve 26 defendants, of whom 18 are already in detention. read more

Security Council strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Yemen

“The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this heinous act, and to the people and Government of Yemen,” said Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, which holds the Council’s presidency for the month, in a news release. The attack in question occurred on 24 March.The 15-nation body also reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed.”Reiterating their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with the responsibilities listed under the UN Charter, the members of the Council further “urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Yemeni authorities” so that perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism can be brought to justice. “The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law,” Ms. Lucas said. read more

Taxpayer was ripped off by student loan book sale Public Accounts Committee

The taxpayer was ripped off by the sale of the student loan book, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report has found.The Treasury’s rush to reduce debt is “short sighted” and risks public assets being sold off “at any price”, it added.When the Government sold the student loan book in 2017, it had a face value of £3.5 billion but was sold for £1.7 billion, which is a return of only 48p in the £1.  According to the PAC, the deal was did not represent value for money for public sector finances in the long term. It pointed out that according to the Government’s own analysis, if it had held on to the loans it would have recouped the £1.7 billion sale price in just eight years.  –– ADVERTISEMENT ––“We did not expect government to recover the face value of the loans as repayments rely on people’s earnings, which means there is no realistic prospect of them all being repaid in full,” the report said.  “But we do expect the Treasury and the Department for Education (DfE) to get the best possible deal on behalf of the taxpayer. In this case, government received too little in return for what it gave up.”The Committee said that Treasury risks accepting too low a price for public assets due to their willingness to accept offers from investors if they exceed government’s theoretical “opportunity cost” of holding on to them.“The government’s objective to reduce ‘public sector net debt’, as with previous asset sales, runs the risk of being prepared to sell at any price,” they said.  All undergraduates are given a taxpayer backed loan, administered by the Student Loans Company, to pay their tuition fees.They pay it back as a percentage of their income after the graduate and if they have not paid it back after a period of time, the loan is written off altogether.The sale last February was the first of a four-year programme of sales of loans issued before 2012, when university tuition fees were raised to £9,000. According to the PAC, the deal did not represent value for money for public sector finances in the long term According to the PAC, the deal did not represent value for money for public sector finances in the long term The report also criticised the transparency of the deal, in particular, the refusal to disclose the identity of the investors on the basis that it may weaken the Government’s hand in future negotiations.  “It is too easy to fall back on that as an excuse not to reveal information where there appears to be no public interest reason to prevent disclosure,” the report said.  “Government should be transparent about who is investing in the loans and potentially profiting from public assets”. The PAC said that the DfE should “at a minimum” disclose publicly the number and type of investors, and should seek permission from all investors to release their names.  In future sales, there must be a presumption to release investor names, unless there is an “evidenced and quantified risk” to value for money in doing so.“Government will need to learn quickly from the weaknesses of this sale if it is to secure the best deal for taxpayers in future,” said Meg Hillier MP, chair of the PAC.“When public assets are gone, they’re gone – in the case of this first student loans sale, for too little return.” She said it is “troubling” that the Government would have recouped the £1.7 billion sale price within eight years.“Decisions on asset sales must fully consider value for money but I am not convinced that this transaction, with its narrow and short-term objective of reducing public sector net debt, is fully compatible with that principle,” Ms Hillier added. A Government spokesperson said: “We are confident that we achieved value for money for taxpayers from the first sale of student loans”, adding: “We received more for the loans than the value to Government of retaining them, further strengthening the public finances.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Polysius holds first international Polycom HPGR user forum in Perth

first_imgThe first international Polycom® users forum took place from 10-12 November 2010 in Perth, Australia. The event gave the 45 experts present the opportunity to exchange their comprehensive experience about the use of high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGRs). Key mining companies were represented, including Freeport, Newmont, Vale, Newcrest and Anglo American, and numerous users presented their practical experience with Polycom applications.The participants also visited Australia’s largest gold mine, Newmont’s Boddington mine, as well as the Polysius Service Centre in Perth, which was opened in 2009. Here, they learnt more about the new Polysius Service Concept, which has the aim of promoting an even closer partnership between users and Polysius. “Thanks to our wide range of service products, we are in a position to further increase the availability of the Polycom and other plant components of the mining industry” explained Andreas Echelmeyer, Head of Polysius Service Minerals.“The intention of the event is to create a platform where practical experiences from engineering, installation, operation, optimisation and maintenance of Polycom–based processing plants will be shared in order to enhance current and future operations. Further, a personal network of HPGR experts will be established for the benefit of all participants”, said Stephan Kirsch, Managing Director of Polysius Australia.The Polycom is a high-pressure grinding roll that can be very successfully used for the comminution of a broad range of ores and rock. Machines with throughputs of up to and above 3,000 t/h are in use for both the gentle breaking of hard rock containing gold or diamonds and for the production of fine material. The feed size can range from approximately 100 microns to over 65 mm. In modern dressing plants, HPGRs are used both in the third crushing stage and for the fine grinding. They can handle feed material with a moisture content of up to 10%. In comparison to conventional systems, both the power consumption and the costs for wear parts are significantly lower.last_img read more

22 overseas drivers killed on Irish roads since 2009

first_imgOVERSEAS VISITORS ARE being targeted with the launch of a new road safety guide for tourists.Latest Garda figures show that 22 foreign drivers have been killed and 34 seriously injured using the roads in Ireland since the start of 2009.The guide – which can be downloaded from the Road Safety Authority – contains information in nine different languages, including Polish, Chinese and Russian.The initiative is being supported by a public awareness campaign – including reminders to drivers to ‘Keep Left’ outside all major entry points into the country, like ports and airports.Minister of State for Tourism Michael Ring said the release of the guide was timely in light of the expected boost in tourist numbers this summer for the Gathering.“Irish roads are now the fifth safest in Europe and I am delighted to welcome visitors this summer knowing that our roads have never been safer,” the minister said.RSA Chief Executive Noel Brett said the guide highlighted important differences visitors may encounter on Irish roads, and stressed issues like the need to convert speed limits from miles to kilometres and lower drink drive limits.Read: Is The Gathering actually working >Poll: Do you feel safe on Irish roads? >last_img read more

iPad 2 announcement happening February 9th

first_imgSomeone has cleverly noticed that the iPad 2’s calendar app (in a iOS 4.3 beta image) has a “9” on it. The first iPad (left) had “27” posted on the Calendar app and it was announced on January 27th. That means it’s possible, some would say likely, that we’ll learn about the iPad 2 on Wednesday February 9th.Neowin notes other coincidences: 1) that that calendar app date lined up with the iPhone 4 (June 7th) and 2) that the original iPad was also announced on a Wednesday. The same holds true of the iPhone 3G and its June 9th date on the promo image.AdChoices广告via 9to5MacSal’s ThoughtsThis is all very interesting but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s not really clear where the supposed iPad 2 promo image came from (sorry, my German isn’t great). The post explains that it’s somewhere in the iOS 4.3 beta, but it’s just a thumbnail. We can make out the “9”, but does it say Wednesday below it? But then March 9th is a Wednesday as well.Also, a February 9th announcement would mean a 2+ month lead time for the iPad 2, assuming an April release date. Our writer and in-house Apple expert John Brownlee, noted the lead time was long for the original iPad, but that was a new product and the speculation about it had gotten completely out of hand by January 2010. He expects a shorter turn-around time between the iPad 2 announcement and its release date, possibly under a month.While the coincidence here is convenient it also conflicts with other assumptions that we’ve been able to make about Apple’s releases, based on past trends. Undercutting the yearly release schedule or giving the iPad 2 and overly long lead time both seem to fly in the face of previous trends, but these dates do tend to match up.Someone with access to the iOS 4.3 beta could dig a bit deeper and clarify the screenshot  issues, possibly identifying a rare slip-up from Apple, but we might have to just wait this one out.last_img read more

Ours polaire le croisement avec le grizzly le menace dextinction

first_imgOurs polaire : le croisement avec le grizzly le menace d’extinctionDans une étude publiée par la revue Nature, des scientifiques alertent quant à l’impact que pourrait avoir sur la population d’ours polaires, l’hybridation encouragée par le recul des glaces en Arctique.La fonte des glaces en Arctique favorise en effet les croisements entre les ours bruns grizzly et les ours polaires. C’est en 2006 qu’a été découvert le premier “pizzly”, un ours blanc au pelage tacheté. Mais cette hybridation pourrait mener à la disparition de la seconde espèce, avertissent des biologistes. “La fonte rapide de la banquise arctique met en péril les espèces à cause des croisements et de la perte de leur habitat”, assurent-ils en effet dans la revue Nature. “Lorsque de plus en plus de populations et d’espèces isolées entrent en contact, (les animaux) vont s’accoupler, des hybrides vont naître, et des espèces rares vont vraisemblablement s’éteindre” expliquent-ils.En outre, les croisements entre ours bruns et polaires sont dangereux pour la survie du pizzly, qui s’il garde l’instinct de chasse de l’ours polaire, hérite de la difficulté à nager du grizzly. Et les ours polaires ne sont pas les seules victimes que pourrait faire ce phénomène d’hybridation. Les mammifères marins peuvent eux aussi s’accoupler entre espèces différentes face aux modifications environnementales engendrées par le réchauffement climatique. Ainsi, en 2009, une baleine probablement issue d’un croisement entre une baleine du Pacifique Nord et une baleine boréale avait été aperçue et photographiée dans le Détroit de Béring entre l’Alaska et la Russie. Alors qu’il n’existe pas plus de 200 baleines franches dans le Pacifique Nord, l’espèce pourrait disparaître si les croisements avec des baleines boréales venaient à se multiplier.Le 18 décembre 2010 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Candreva admits Inter was not up to standard

first_imgThe Nerazzurri ended their seven-wins-in-a-row run after being trashed 4-1 by Atalanta in the Italian Lega Serie AFor Internazionale Milan footballer Antonio Candreva, the club’s performance against Atalanta was not up to standard.The team was trashed 4-1 by Atalanta in the Italian Lega Serie A.“We know that performance was not up to standard, but it’s difficult to talk about it right now. We are aware of our strengths and our quality. We are Inter and must learn from our mistakes,” Candreva told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“This season we have more self-belief and help each other out. It’s tough for everyone to play in Bergamo, but we conceded the final two goals because we were trying so hard to get back into the game.”“We’ve got to look forward now and realize no match is simple. We’ve dropped a lot of points along the way against the smaller clubs, so Frosinone are not to be underestimated,” he added.“Only after that is done can we start to prepare for the trip to London against Tottenham Hotspur.”“It’s not easy, because of course, nobody is happy when not playing. Inter have so many strong players that the important thing is to ensure I am ready when called upon,” he added.last_img read more

Defense Department Expected to Send Hundreds of Troops to Border

first_imgJohn Mone/AP/FileIn this April 10, 2018, file frame from video, a National Guardsman watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order as early as Thursday sending 800 or more troops to the southern border to support the Border Patrol, a U.S. official said.Mattis is responding to a request from President Donald Trump, who says he’s “bringing out the military” to address what he’s calling a national emergency at the border.The U.S. official was not authorized to speak publicly because not all details of the military arrangement had been worked out, and so spoke on condition of anonymity.The additional troops are to provide what one official described as logistical support to the Border Patrol.This would include a variety of things such as vehicles, tents and equipment, and perhaps medical support. It was not immediately clear how many, if any, of the extra troops would be armed.Because they would not be performing law enforcement duties they would not be in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the federal government from using the armed forces in a domestic police role.There already are about 2,000 National Guard troops assisting at the border under a previous Pentagon arrangement. Sharelast_img read more

Child Struck By Foul Ball At CubsAstros Game Player Breaks Down In

first_imgCopyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit Listen David J. Phillip/APA young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday.A young child was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. in a terrifying scene during the fourth inning of Wednesday’s nationally televised game in Houston.Almora kept his eyes on the ball as it whizzed past the third-base line, past the existing safety netting and into the stands at Minute Maid Park. He clasped his head in his hands and let out a cry as fans gasped. He then fell to his knees burying his face in his arms. Teammate Jason Heyward and manager Joe Maddon attempted to console him as he cried.The Astros infield also dropped to their knees as a man, who seemed to be with the girl, scooped her up and rushed the child up the stadium stairs.Here is Albert Almora’s reaction as his foul ball struck a very young fan. A really horrific moment. Kids fall in love with the game of baseball after going to the ballpark and experiencing a Major League Baseball game. This shouldn’t happen. PRAYERS. 🙏🏼— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) May 30, 2019Almora struggled to play through the remainder of the inning. When it was over, he walked into the stands where he spoke with a security guard. The conversation ended in an embrace with Almora becoming overcome with emotion.After Albert Almora Jr. struck a young fan with a foul ball, in between innings he went immediately over to that section to ask about the situation. You can see he is overwhelmed with emotion as him and the security guard have a moment. This is just a terrible & sad situation.— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) May 30, 2019“All we heard was screaming,” said David LeVasseur told the Houston Chronicle. “We saw this dad pick up a child and run up the stairs. He took off running.”LeVasseur said the ball eventually landed at his feet.“I (came) upstairs and see the first aid guys up there and the dad is holding the girl. She (was) alert, she’s conscious, she’s fine. I was just going to give somebody in the family the ball. They kind of, naturally, shook it off. I asked the first aid guy if she was OK and he said he didn’t know.”In a statement, the Astros confirmed the girl was taken to the hospital but offered no details on her condition. “We are not able to disclose any further details at this time. The Astros send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family,” the team said.The Astros released the following statement. Our thoughts are with the entire family.— Houston Astros (@astros) May 30, 2019Speaking with reporters following the game, Almora said, “As soon as I hit it, the first person I locked eyes on was her.” He said the rest of the at-bat “was kind of a blur.”“I had to try to keep my composure during that at-bat, but when that half-inning was over, I just couldn’t hold it anymore,” he added.In 2017, New York Yankee Todd Frazier hit a foul ball that struck a young girl in the stands. The incident renewed the debate over more extensive protection for fans in major league ballparks, eventually leading all 30 teams to implement extended safety nets in 2018.MORE: Houston Matters Discusses Fan Safety At Sporting Events To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img X 00:00 /07:27 last_img read more

Its a Great Day to Be a Knicks Fan

first_imgAlso:– Colin’s Super Bowl LIII Blazin’ 5 pick– The Patriots have crushed potential dynasties– Blocking an Anthony Davis/Lakers trade is ridiculous It’s a great day to be a Knicks fanThe news of the Kristaps Porzingis trade almost broke the internet when it came down yesterday afternoon, and Knicks fans were largely enraged to see their franchise player dealt to the Mavericks.Colin disagrees and thinks the deal was a home run for New York because it clears up space for two max contracts this summer and real chance to relevant for the first time since the 90’s. Guests:Jerry Rice – NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver; Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider; Eric Dickerson – NFL Hall of Fame Running Back; Jason McIntyre – FS1 contributor and founder of The Big Leadlast_img read more

Woman killed in street outside Playa del Carmen bar

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Police say the men who shot a woman outside a bar in Playa del Carmen have been arrested.A woman was shot and killed in the middle of the street outside La Marimba bar on Calle 1 Sur and Avenida 45 in Colonia Centro de Playa del Carmen over the weekend. Although paramedics were called, they arrived only to confirm the death.According to preliminary information, the shooting took place shortly before 9:00 p.m. Witnesses told the police that four subjects tried to take the woman with them from the bar, and when she refused, they took her out to the street.Once outside, one of the men pulled out a gun and demanded she get in the taxi that was waiting. When she refused, he placed the gun under her jaw and pulled the trigger. She apparently died instantly.Bar security called emergency 911.Municipal police set up road blocks to locate the men, who, according to witnesses, hopped in a local taxi numbered 641. The taxi was stopped on 85th avenue between 19th and 21st South streets after it was seen driving at excessive speed.A state patrol arrested the taxi driver and the four alleged criminals, all of whom were taken into custody.Ministerial police arrived to collect data while forensic personnel came to remove the body.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Get a Dual USBPort Quick Charge 30 Charger for Your Car for

first_imgLooking to add a Quick Charge 3.0 charger in your car for as little as $3.50? We have the deal for you, courtesy BC Master.We need USB ports and wireless chargers splattered around us if we are to keep our smartphones and tablets powered up at all times. In the car, the story’s no different at all. With this deal from BC Master, you can add a dual-port Quick Charge 3.0 charger to your car for just $3.50. Is it worth it? Totally.The BC Master car charger has all the essentials to keep your devices topped up while you are out on a drive. It features multiple ports meaning you can charge up two devices at once. One device can be a phone while the other a tablet, or even power a dash cam if you like. The possibilities and combinations are endless.Once you plug in a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible phone with this charger, you can ensure blazing fast top up speeds of up to 18W. The other USB port features fast charging up to 3 amps. That might not be as fast as Quick Charge 3.0, but that’s more than enough to charge anything to a respectable amount.If you are interested, you can check out the product in the link below. Remember to enter the discount code at checkout in order to bring the price down to $3.50.Buy BC Master Car Charger, 3.0 34.5W Fast Car Charging with Two Ports – Was $12, now just $3.50 using discount code IVVBVYHT Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more