first_imgManchester United scored two late goals in the space of five minutes as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood appeared to have set Burnley on course for a first away win against United since September 1962 and inflict a first defeat on caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.However, Paul Pogba’s 87th-minute penalty and an injury-time strike from Victor Lindelof – his first for the club – salvaged a point for the home side that could yet prove important in the race for the top four. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Marcus Rashford scuffed a glorious early chance wide and Barnes could have punished that miss were it not for a vital interception by the returning Phil Jones.Pogba had the ball in the net but was pulled up by a correct offside call, as United endured a frustrating end to a half in which they struggled to reach top gear and failed to have a shot on target.And Old Trafford was stunned six minutes after the restart, when Barnes fired high into the net from just inside the box after Andreas Pereira was robbed of possession by Jack Cork.PIC:— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 29, 2019United at last upped the tempo and Tom Heaton denied Rashford from distance before producing a stunning stop to claw the ball away from the right-hand post after Romelu Lukaku’s touch.A poor touch from Rashford spoiled another good chance for United, and it was duly punished once again, with Wood rising high to nod home Ashley Westwood’s cross.United surged forward and Pogba swept a spot-kick into the top-left corner to give them some hope, after Jeff Hendrick had tugged down Jesse Lingard.And in the second minute of injury time, Lindelof turned in the rebound after Heaton kept out Alexis Sanchez’s header to rescue a share of the spoils.FULL-TIME Man Utd 2-2 BurnleyTwo goals down with time running out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stage a dramatic fightback to salvage a point#MUNBUR— Premier League (@premierleague) January 29, 2019 What does it mean? No record for Solskjaer as top-four hopes suffer blowSolskjaer failed to become the first manager to win his first seven Premier League matches in charge of a club, although this was very nearly a more damaging result than it proved to be.Despite Lindelof’s dramatic leveller, Arsenal’s win over Cardiff City sees United slip two points behind the Gunners, and they will be five adrift of the top-four places if Chelsea beat Bournemouth on Wednesday.Burnley are now four points clear of the bottom three, although conceding such a late equaliser after so much good defensive work will have undoubtedly hurt.A Barnes-torming showing from Burnley’s number 10Barnes did so much good work pressing United’s centre-backs to limit their build-up play, he deserved his goal. And he took it in spectacular style.Has Pereira blown his chance?This was Pereira’s first league start since August and it did not go to plan. The midfielder was ineffective in the first half and gifted Cork the ball to allow Barnes to break the deadlock before being withdrawn. How many more opportunities will he get in the United first team?Key Opta facts- Manchester United came from two goals down to draw against Burnley for the second time in as many Premier League meetings at Old Trafford, also doing so against the Clarets in December 2017.- Paul Pogba has both scored and missed a Premier League penalty against Burnley this season, failing from the spot at Turf Moor in September but scoring here.- Victor Lindelof became the fourth Swedish player to score in the Premier League for Manchester United, after Jesper Blomqvist, Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.- Sean Dyche has never lost a Premier League game on Tuesday as Burnley manager, winning three and drawing three of six matches.What’s next?United head to Leicester City on Sunday, the day after Burnley host Southampton. read morelast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Quarterly earnings from frontline companies such as HDFC, ITC and Bharti Airtel, macroeconomic data and the US Fed’s interest rate decision will set the tone for the equity markets this week, say analysts. Benchmark indices managed to snap their six-session losing streak — the longest since early-May — on Friday, even as analysts said subdued corporate earnings, foreign fund outflows and weak global cues continue to weigh on investor sentiment. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Disappointing corporate earnings are adding to the weakness in the benchmarks. Weak monsoon in major parts of India is also weakening the sentiments,” said Romesh Tiwari, Head of Research, CapitalAim. According to Ajit Mishra, Vice President, Research, Religare Broking Ltd, “In absence of any major trigger, we advise keeping close watch on earnings and global markets for further cues.” DLF, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Axis Bank and Bank of India are among the other major corporates set to announce their results this week. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBesides, infrastructure output and PMI data for the manufacturing sector will also influence trading sentiment this week, analysts added. At the global front, all eyes will be on the US Fed’s interest rate decision. “A decisive up-move will require liquidity from FIIs which is now in doldrums while any signs of stability and development in economic activity can change the situation,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services. During the last week, the Sensex lost 454.22 points or 1.18 per cent to close at 37,882.79 on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgFresh from the recent success of their third consecutive Top 5 album, ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, five piece vocal harmony group The Overtones have teamed up with Operation Smile UK to release a festive version of the 1954 Nat King Cole classic ‘Smile’ to raise money for the international cleft lip and palate charity.Available to pre-order on iTunes from Monday 18th November and to download from Monday 16th December, 100% of net profits from each single will go directly to the charity. For just £1.99 the single includes the ‘Smile’ music track, official ‘Smile’ music video and two bonus Christmas tracks from The Overtones, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘White Christmas’.Operation Smile is an international charity dedicated to providing free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for children around the globe. Following a trip to Rwanda to volunteer at one of Operation Smile’s medical projects in September The Overtones were so moved by what they saw they wanted to do more to help and recorded a heart-warming version of ‘Smile’ to help raise £56,000 to fund a return trip to Rwanda in April to help children still waiting for an operation.Cleft lips and cleft palates are the third most common birth defect globally and every three minutes a child is born with the debilitating, but easily treatable condition.It can cost just £150 to transform a child’s life forever with an operation that can take as little as 45 minutes.Operation Smile has completed over 200,000 surgeries on children and young adults in 60 countries worldwide so far and for every 75 singles sold, a smile will be brought to a child’s face in 2014.Lachie Chapman from The Overtones commented “Visiting Operation Smile’s medical project in Rwanda was a really humbling trip for us; seeing children whose lives are devastated by cleft lips and cleft palates and the transformation in their lives post-surgery was incredible.“We are so pleased to be supporting Operation Smile this Christmas and raising awareness of such a valuable cause.”Alex Talbot, CEO at Operation Smile commented “Since 2009, we have provided 1,000 people in Rwanda with life changing cleft operations. But, with 4,000 people still in need of surgery and up to 300 children born each year with the clefts in the country, the need is still great. We must raise £56,000 to fund our next project in Rwanda in April 2014 and that is why we are so delighted at the generosity of The Overtones recording ‘Smile’ as a charity Christmas single on our behalf.”For more information, click here. 
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Rome – There are no Moroccan nationals so far among the victims killed in the powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on Wednesday, Morocco’s ambassador to Italy Hassan Abouyoub told MAP.Morocco’s embassy contacted Italian authorities, including the Interior ministry, to be informed on possible Moroccan nationals among the earthquake’s victims, he added.Two crisis cells were set up at the embassy and at Morocco’s general consulate in Rome to monitor the situation and keep in touch with Italian authorities, the diplomat said. At least 38 people died in a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the civil protection department said.The 6.2 quake struck towns and villages in the mountainous heart of the country, which was making the rescue operation more difficult, said spokeswoman Immacolata Postiglione. read more

On Wednesday, June 27 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the annual emergency management plan training exercise will be occurring at the Brock University main campus.The exercise will involve the testing and response of the emergency response team (ERT), crisis management group (CMG), and the emergency notification system (ENS).The normal business day or any of the University events should not be disrupted. During the course of the morning the ENS may be sending out test messages only.You can receive these messages through:* Email* Voice mail* Electronic emergency scrolling message signs* P.A. System where that ability exists to make announcements* Brock cell phones* Brock paging devicesIt is anticipated that this disruption will be very minimal, but the testing of the system is an essential requirement in our emergency preparedness.Please direct any inquiries to Campus Security Services, ext. 5123 or Donna Moody, ext. 3585. read more

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on outrage over a Dior ad campaign for its Sauvage fragrance that featured a Native American dancer and symbols (all times local):2:30 p.m.Dior has deleted ads from its social media accounts promoting its Sauvage fragrance that had prompted criticism because of their use of Native American culture.A video on Twitter featuring a Native American dancer and an Instagram post explaining the campaign that was crafted with Native American consultants were deleted hours after they were called out for cultural misappropriation and being insensitive.The company has not responded to an email seeking comment on the ads or their deletion. One of the deleted posts had promised more details about the fragrance and campaign on Monday.Johnny Depp is the celebrity face of the Sauvage brand, and the fate of a film he recorded to promote it is unclear.___1:30 p.m.A new ad for a Dior men’s fragrance called Sauvage has sparked outrage for its use of Native American culture and symbols.The French luxury goods company posted a trailer Friday of a Native American dancer and promised more details about the fragrance on Monday. Another post, on Instagram, noted the campaign was developed along with Native American consultants. But the ad continued to receive heavy criticism for being insensitive and having an offensive name.Sauvage in French has a variety of meanings, including wild, unspoiled and savage.Critics also decried the involvement of Johnny Depp, who is the celebrity face of the fragrance and stars in a film promoting Sauvage.A message sent to Dior seeking comment about the reaction to the ad was not immediately returned.The Associated Press read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 8, 2015 3:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Layoff surprise: Cenovus workers losing jobs barred from building too early CALGARY – Employees at Calgary-based energy company Cenovus found themselves barred from the building unexpectedly this week when their access cards wouldn’t work.They were also blocked from using company (TSX:CVE) cellphones and computer systems.What they didn’t know was that they were being laid off.Company officials say the IT department removed several workers from the database before they had been told they were losing their jobs.The energy company began laying off 540 employees last week.The layoffs are expected to continue to the end of the year.Cenovus spokesman Brett Harris admits the layoffs did not go as planned.“We made a mistake. It’s the last thing we wanted to happen.”(CTV Calgary) read more

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tyus Battle scored 26 points, Oshae Brissett had 19 and Syracuse held off Cornell 63-55 Saturday to remain unbeaten at home.No other players scored in double figures for the Orange (5-2).Matt Morgan paced Cornell (4-4) with 26 points, including 16 in the second half. He was 6-of-10 from 3 and 9-of-14 overall. Josh Warren added eight. Jimmy Boeheim, son of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, scored nine points and registered six rebounds and four assists. His brother, Buddy, hit a 3-pointer for Syracuse.Syracuse took its biggest lead at 41-27 on a lay-in by Battle but Cornell stormed back, going on a 9-0 run over the next three minutes to close the gap to 41-36 with a little more than 13 minutes to go. Brissett’s consecutive 3s, sandwiched around two foul shots by Jimmy Boeheim, gave the Orange a 47-38 lead but Cornell closed to 47-45 on two 3s by Morgan and a free throw by Steven Julian.Cornell took its first lead at 48-47 on a 3-pointer by Morgan with 7:53 to go. A layup by Marek Dolezaj gave the Orange a 49-48 lead but two free throws by Morgan put Cornell in front, 50-49 with 6:16 to go. A 3-pointer and layup by Battle on a Cornell turnover extended Syracuse’s margin to 54-50 with 3:50 remaining.Elijah Hughes’ lay-in and a desperation 3 by Frank Howard, his only points of the game, gave the Orange a 59-52 lead. Battle closed out Syracuse’s scoring on a fall-back jumper.A floater by Morgan gave Cornell a 19-14 lead but the Orange went on a 12-0 run over the next three minutes to go up 26-19 in the first half. Buddy Boeheim ignited the streak with just his third 3-pointer of the season in 21 attempts. Brissett scored nine consecutive points. Warren’s lay-in stopped the run, but Brissett scored on another close-in play, giving him 11 straight points. Battle closed out the first half on a spinner along the baseline and a 3-pointer. Syracuse took a 33-24 halftime lead.Battle and Brissett accounted for 27 of the Orange’s 33 first-half points.Syracuse’s defence forced Cornell into eight first-half turnovers, including three shot-clock violations.BIG PICTURE:Cornell: There are no moral victories but the Big Red should feel pretty good about itself, not just hanging around Syracuse but taking the lead late in the game, threatening to break Syracuse’s 38-game winning streak against the Big Red.Syracuse: The Orange have work to do. After an impressive road win against Ohio State, Syracuse looked sluggish on offence with only Battle and Brissett doing any damage.UP NEXT:Cornell has a two-week layoff until the Big Red travels to Niagara for a Dec. 16 matchup.Syracuse hosts Northeastern Tuesday night, its second in a stretch of seven consecutive games at home.Mark Frank, The Associated Press read more

first_imgAccording to reports in Nikkei Asian Review, Hitachi Construction Machinery forecasts a whopping 473% jump in net profit to 46 billion yen ($422 million) for the year ending in March 2018, thanks to brisk sales of construction equipment and parts for mining machinery. “The amount beats the previous projection, released in October, by 16 billion yen. The Japanese machinery maker upgraded its forecast Monday upon announcing April-December earnings.”“Sales now are expected to climb 23% to 930 billion yen, up from the 18% increase to 890 billion yen in the previous forecast. Revenue from Chinese operations is projected to rise 52% to 108.3 billion yen — 21.4 billion yen above the prior estimate – amid ongoing investment in infrastructure such as roads and railways.”“The Hitachi group unit also raised its sales projection for parts and services tied to mining equipment, a highly profitable business, by 3.1 billion yen to reach 94.6 billion yen for this fiscal year. Machinery that miners took out of service due to a slump in resource prices has begun “moving again” with prices recovering, and ‘demand for parts is growing’, said Executive Vice President Yasushi Ochiai, in charge of mining equipment operations.”last_img read more

first_img Munster players before kick-off. Source: Camerasport/Simon King/INPHOThey dominated possession and territory late on and eventually Kilcoyne broke through.Bleyendaal still needed to add the extras, but he did just that to seal victory for his team. Dembele and Forrest help runaway leaders Celtic restore 27-point advantageLast year’s All-Ireland finalists open 2017 with wins and they both mean business Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 7:50 PM iTunes Image: Camerasport/Simon King/INPHO By Alex Bywater Short URL Late try the difference as Munster pull off big result to return to top of Pro12 table They edged past Ospreys in the dying minutes of play. Ospreys scorers:Tries: Dirksen, Fonotia Conversions: Davies x2 Penalties: Davies x3Munster scorers:Tries: O’Donoghue, Saili, Kilcoyne Conversions: Bleyendaal x2Penalties: Bleyendaal x2 Share68 Tweet Email1 center_img 25,815 Views Munster 25Ospreys 23By Alex BywaterMUNSTER MOVED BACK to the top of the Guinness Pro12 table after a dramatic 25-23 success over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.Dave Kilcoyne’s late try sealed victory for Rassie Erasmus’ side, the prop finding his way to the line with just two minutes to go to level the scores at 23-23. Captain Tyler Bleyendaal then added the conversion to ensure his team edged a game in which they spent large periods on the back foot.Tries from Hanno Dirksen and Kieron Fonotia had put the Ospreys ahead early on, with Jack O’Donoghue and Francis Saili replying for Munster. The rest of the points came from Bleyendaal and his opposite number Sam Davies, but in the end prop Kilcoyne came up trumps for the men in red.Munster went into the break only trailing 20-18, but that didn’t tell the full story of a first half which saw the Irish side slow out of the blocks.Home tries from Dirksen and Fonotia and two conversions and a penalty from Davies put the Ospreys 17-3 up, Munster’s only response coming from an early Bleyendaal penalty. Francis Saili scored Munster’s second. Source: Camerasport/Simon King/INPHOErasmus’ men made 105 tackles in the first period to just 35 from the Ospreys but remarkably, they turned around just two points behind.Ashley Beck saw a third try ruled out for the home side but with the Ospreys guilty of overplaying in key areas, Munster hit back. Bleyendaal’s second penalty of the day narrowed their deficit and quick tries from No 8 O’Donoghue and centre Saili put them right back in contention.Bleyendaal had converted Saili’s score, but the start of the second period was a tight affair and it took until just before the hour mark for the first points to come. Saili had been lucky to avoid a yellow card in preventing Ashley Beck from scoring with a no-arms tackle, but Davies’ 59th minute penalty was some consolation as he extended his team’s lead from 35 metres out.The Wales fly-half’s effort looked to have given the Ospreys victory, but Munster never went away. Dave Kilcoyne scored the try. Image: Camerasport/Simon King/INPHO OSPREYS: Evans (Leonard 52); Giles (John 54), Fonotia, Beck, Dirksen; Davies, Habberfield (capt); Smith (James 63), Baldwin (Parry 54), Jones (Suter 58), Ashley (Ardron 66), Thornton, Cracknell (Baker 53), Underhill, KingReplacement not used: PriceMUNSTER: Keatley (Conway 46); Sweetman, Saili, Scannell, O’Mahony (Goggin 73); Bleyendaal (capt), Williams; Kilcoyne (McCabe 79), Marshall (O’Byrne 54), Ryan (Archer 75), O’Shea (Foley 46), Holland, O’Callaghan, O’Donnell (Oliver 71), O’DonoghueReplacement not used: GrieselReferee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Dave Kilcoyne scored the try. Feb 18th 2017, 7:50 PM 125 Comments Android Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom June 2, 2018 Firefighters halt spread of small brush fire in Rancho San Diego KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 2, 2018 RANCHO SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Firefighters Saturday managed to halt the spread of a brush fire in the Rancho San Diego area before it could damage any buildings.Flames were reported at 4:09 p.m. in an open area north of an apartment complex near the intersection of Jamacha Road and Fury Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.The blaze spread to two acres, but fire crews were able to stop it by about 4:50 p.m., according to San Miguel Fire Protection District Deputy Chief James Marugg.Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for several hours to completely knock down the blaze and mop up any remaining hot spots, Marugg said.No one was injured by the fire, he said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe District of Columbia could take possession of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center as early as next spring, when the city and the Army are planning to close on the sale of the 66-acre portion of the property slated to be redeveloped into a mix of residential, office and retail space.The District will pay the Army $22.5 million and obtain the parcel through an economic development conveyance, under an agreement announced last week that does not include any revenue sharing, said Randall Clarke, the city’s LRA director. The first payment of $10 million will be due at closing and will come from the District’s coffers as well as the city’s master development team, said Jason Cross, LRA project manager. The balance will be due one year later.Striking a deal on the property transfer took about a year, Cross told 360.The District also reached an agreement on a 30-year ground lease with the developers — a joint venture of Hines Interests LP, Urban Atlantic and Triden. Revenue from eight years of lease payments will offset the site’s acquisition cost. The city will collect a 1 percent administrative fee when the development team sells individual parcels to homebuilders and other developers, Cross said.The agreements with the Army and the development team mark an important milestone in the District’s effort to convert the Army hospital campus into more than 2,000 residential units, a town center, a hotel/conference center, office space and other uses, he said.“We’re looking forward to the council’s review and approval of the transaction as quickly as possible to move forward with the acquisition of the property and development,” Cross said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgThe Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, one of the Pentagon’s most effective tools for limiting encroachment and preserving critical habitat surrounding military activities, in recent years has strived to increase collaboration with other federal agencies and non-traditional partners to better leverage congressional funding and expand the benefits of its projects.Through fiscal 2015, REPI has protected nearly 438,000 acres in 88 locations across 30 states on projects aimed at avoiding land use conflicts, typically by engaging in buffer partnerships that obtain easements on land bordering installations and training ranges, according to the program’s 10th Annual Report to Congress. The program’s partners — states, communities and conservation groups — supplied 47 percent of the $1.1 billion spent on REPI projects since Congress authorized such partnerships in 2002.“Changes in force structure, reductions in funding for operations and maintenance, military construction, and acquisition programs, and a shortfall in available airspace and land resources means protecting existing installation and range assets and capabilities is more important than ever,” the report states.The REPI Challenge, introduced in 2012, has helped tap unconventional sources of funding such as philanthropic resources, market-based strategies, and private sector innovations. In 2015, the initiative funded projects at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada; Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, Maine; and Forts Benning and Stewart in Georgia. Once completed, these projects will protect 28,000 acres of land at a 77 percent partner cost share, according to the report.Since 2012, DOD has funded eight REPI Challenge projects, accounting for the protection of nearly 65,000 acres at a 76 percent partner cost share.The department established the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership with the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior in 2013 to align existing land protection initiatives and opportunities administered by the three agencies. The partnership strengthens interagency coordination and provides a means to identify places where encouraging private landowners to maintain working lands and important habitats benefits military missions. Three Sentinel Landscapes have been established so far — Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and Naval Air Station Patuxent River and the Atlantic Test Ranges, Md.For the past four years, the REPI program has participated in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Longleaf Stewardship Fund, an effort to protect and restore longleaf pine and relieve testing and training restrictions for multiple installations in the Southeast. In 2015, the Stewardship Fund leveraged DOD funds 10 to one to protect the missions of nine installations through off-base habitat preservation and restoration, the report states. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgClose McDonald’s India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the US fast food chain, has made quite some news this year and it looks like the brand aims to end 2017 on a similar note. On Monday, December 25, about 84 McDonald’s outlets were shut down in East India and several outlets in the North may also face closure due to a supply crunch.The supply issue cropped up after Connaught Plaza Restaurant Pvt. Ltd (CPRL), a 50:50 joint venture between franchise partner Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s, failed to make payment to the supply chain partner Radhakrishna Foodland.”We are now having to airlift supplies and more outlets are likely to get affected over the next few days,” Bakshi told the Times of India. “Radhakrishna Foodland has abruptly ended their services and the timing is a suspect because this is the peak season.”Bakshi also revealed that CPRL was discussing the issue with its supplier and the due amount of Rs 2 crore wasn’t a part of its monthly payments. “They are holding back around Rs 10 crore of my stocks,” he said. “I was ready to pay Rs 50 lakh up front to resume dialogue.”While the closure of the McDonald’s outlets may have come as a rude shock to its patrons, Raju Shete, promoter of Radhakrishna Foodland, told TOI that this wasn’t a sudden decision and the move was being discussed for a while now. He also revealed that Radhakrishna Foodland had written to CPRL thrice and that the supplier had not been receiving the monthly payments either.Shete also explained that the volume of the company’s orders had reduced since it closed down several outlets earlier this year, which in turn increased the cost to the logistics partner. “As for the stocks that are lying with us, most of it has passed the expiry date because CPRL was not picking them up due to poor sales,” he added. In picture: A security guard opens the door for customers at McDonalds in Khan Market on February 24, 2009 in New Delhi. [Representational image]Daniel Berehulak/Getty ImagesAt the end of June 2017, McDonald’s had shuttered about 43 restaurants in Delhi. This move too was said to be due to the issues between McDonald’s and CPRL, and both Bakshi, as well as McDonald’s India, had claimed that the closure was “temporary.” “It’s unfortunate, but operation of 43 restaurants operated by CPRL has been temporarily suspended,” Bakshi had then told the Economic Times.Post this “temporary” closure, McDonald’s India Pvt. Ltd terminated its agreement with CPRL for 169 fast-food outlets in the north and east India. Additionally, the fast-food chain has also said that the outlets will now not be permitted to use its brand name for any operations.”Today, we have issued the CPRL board a notice of termination of the franchise agreement between McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd and CPRL for 169 McDonald’s restaurants operated by CPRL in north and east India,” the Press Trust of India quoted the fast-food chain as saying in a statement. The chain had also said that it now plans to look for a suitable licensee in these regions. McDonalds staff in UK go on strike for first time everlast_img read more

first_imgFounder of Ganashasthaya Kendra Zafarullah ChowdhuryDetective Branch (DB) of police has been entrusted with the task of conducting investigation into treason charges against founder of Ganashasthaya Kendra Zafarullah Chowdhury.The case was lodged as a general diary (GD) was filed against him.BSS reports, the GD was filed on Thursday for making ‘false, fabricated, motivated and treasonous’ remarks against the army chief in a television talk-show on 9 October.“The GD was converted into a treason case on Sunday following approval of the home ministry and was transferred to DB police the same day,” additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Abdul Baten told BSS on Monday.“Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Fazlur Rahman of DB was appointed today as investigation officer (IO) of the case,” he also said.Major M Raqibul Alam of the Legal Affairs Wing of the army headquarters filed the GD against Zafarullah Chowdhury with Cantonment police station earlier on Thursday, Taposh Kumar Das, assistant commissioner (AC) of Cantonment zone told the national news agency.In the GD it was mentioned, on the night of 9 October, a day prior to delivering the verdict in the case of the 21 August 2004, grenade attack, Zafarullah made sudden and irrelevant remarks about the army chief which were targeted, motivated and plotted to spread stir among the armed forces and tantamount to treason.Investigation is needed to find out why and by whose instigation, a highly educated citizen like Zafarullah made such motivated, false, untrue and treasonous remarks about the army chief in a talk-show at Samoy TV on 9 October, according to GD.The army headquarters sent a protest letter to the Samoy TV which was later broadcasted by the channel.last_img read more

first_imgBy MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto opened the new year at an even more distant world, a billion miles beyond.Flight controllers said everything looked good for New Horizons’ flyby of the tiny, icy object at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday. Confirmation was not expected for hours, though, given the vast distance.The mysterious, ancient target nicknamed Ultima Thule is 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) from Earth.It will be humanity’s most distant exploration of another world, coming 3 ½ years after New Horizons’ swing past Pluto.Scientists wanted New Horizons observing Ultima Thule during the encounter, not phoning home. So they had to wait until late morning before learning whether the spacecraft survived.With New Horizons on autopilot, Mission Control was empty at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. Instead, hundreds of team members and their guests gathered nearby on campus for back-to-back countdowns.The crowd ushered in 2019 at midnight, then cheered, blew party horns and jubilantly waved small U.S. flags again 33 minutes later, the appointed time for New Horizons’ closest approach to Ultima Thule.This composite image made available by NASA shows the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed “Ultima Thule,” indicated by the crosshairs at center, with stars surrounding it on Aug. 16, 2018, made by the New Horizons spacecraft. The brightness of the stars was subtracted from the final image using a separate photo from September 2017, before the object itself could be detected. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP)A few black-and-white pictures of Ultima Thule might be available following Tuesday’s official confirmation, but the highly anticipated close-ups won’t be ready until Wednesday or Thursday, in color, it is hoped.“We set a record. Never before has a spacecraft explored anything so far away,” said the project’s lead scientist who led the countdown to the close encounter, Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute. “Think of it. We’re a billion miles farther than Pluto.”Stern called it an auspicious beginning to 2019, which will mark the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s footsteps on the moon in July 1969.“Ultima Thule is 17,000 times as far away as the ‘giant leap’ of Apollo’s lunar missions,” Stern noted in an opinion piece in The New York Times.New Horizons, which is the size of a baby grand piano and part of an $800 million mission, was expected to hurtle to within 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) of Ultima Thule, considerably closer than the Pluto encounter of 2015.This illustration provided by NASA shows the New Horizons spacecraft. NASA launched the probe in 2006; it’s about the size of a baby grand piano. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to fly past the mysterious object nicknamed Ultima Thule at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)Its seven science instruments were to continue collecting data for four hours after the flyby. Then the spacecraft was to turn briefly toward Earth to transmit word of its success. It takes over six hours for radio signals to reach Earth from that far away.Scientists believe there should be no rings or moons around Ultima Thule that might endanger New Horizons. Traveling at 31,500 mph (50,700 kph), the spacecraft could easily be knocked out by a rice-size particle. It’s a tougher encounter than at Pluto because of the distance and the considerable unknowns, and because the spacecraft is older now.“I can’t promise you success. We are straining the capabilities of this spacecraft,” Stern said at a news conference Monday. “By tomorrow, we’ll know how we did. So stay tuned. There are no second chances for New Horizons.”The risk added to the excitement.Queen guitarist Brian May, who also happens to be an astrophysicist, joined the team at Johns Hopkins for a midnight premiere of the rock ‘n’ roll song he wrote for the big event.“We will never forget this moment,” said May who led the New Year’s countdown. “This is completely unknown territory.”Despite the government shutdown, several NASA scientists and other employees showed up at Johns Hopkins as private citizens, unwilling to miss history in the making.Ultima Thule was unknown until 2014, eight years after New Horizons departed Earth. It was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope and added to New Horizons’ itinerary.Deep inside the so-called Kuiper Belt, a frigid expanse beyond Neptune that is also known as the Twilight Zone, Ultima Thule is believed to date back 4.5 billion years to the formation of our solar system. As such, it is “probably the best time capsule we’ve ever had for understanding the birth of our solar system and the planets in it,” Stern said.In classic and medieval literature, Thule was the most distant, northernmost place beyond the known world.Scientists suspect Ultima Thule is a single object no more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) long, though there’s a chance it could prove to be two smaller bodies orbiting each other or connected by a slender neck. It is thought to be potato-shaped and dark-colored  with a touch of red, possibly from being zapped by cosmic rays for eons.The exact shape and composition won’t be known until Ultima Thule starts sending back data in a process expected to last almost two years.“Who knows what we might find? … Anything’s possible out there in this very unknown region,” said John Spencer, a deputy project scientist from Southwest Research Institute. “We’ll find out soon enough.”___The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Here’s a TV conspiracy theory for you. Apparently one of the reasons why the final season of Game of Thrones ended being such an abbreviated disappointing mess was due to ongoing shake-ups at HBO’s parent company WarnerMedia as they prepare their own streaming service. Resources needed to shift from the expensive show to build something capable of taking on Netflix and Disney+. This is also why the cool but niche DC Universe streaming app seems like it’s on its way out.We don’t know if those rumors are true. But what is true is that WarnerMedia is launching a streaming TV service. And now we know the first details of HBO Max.As the name implies, HBO Max takes the content of the premium TV channel we all know and love and supersizes it with shows from across the WarnerMedia entertainment empire. So not just Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies but also programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. It’s a lot.Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon are both producing original films for the service, but HBO Max’s nostalgia trump card is the entire back catalog classic sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Friends. Netflix infamously paid $100 million to keep Friends on the service in 2019. But that deal is up once HBO Max launches in spring 2020. It’s The Office all over again.For more on streaming check out the best media streaming devices and learn more about the huge ongoing streaming service wars on our sister site as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20. Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountDisney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN Bundle last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump warned his Honduran counterpart on Tuesday that he must stop a caravan of thousands of migrants that left his country over the weekend, bound for the United States.Trump said in a tweet that he had told Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández that if the migrants are not returned to Honduras, the United States will cease all aid to Honduras, effective immediately.The group of more than 2,000 Hondurans began their journey in San Pedro Sula, 180 north of Tegucigalpa, headed for the Guatemalan border. The trip to the United States involves a 2,000-km route full of obstacles and dangers.Rising violence in Central America has pushed entire families, and in some cases unaccompanied minors, to flee to the United States.On Monday, Guatemalan authorities announced that they would prohibit the entry of the Honduran migrants if they do not comply with Guatemala’s entry requirements. The government of Mexico made a similar announcement.More than one million Hondurans live in the United States, most of them undocumented. Last year they added $4 billion dollars to the economy of Honduras – 20 percent of GDP – via remittances sent home to their families. Facebook Comments VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migrationcenter_img Related posts:U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants US lawmakers, First Lady criticize family separation at border Guatemalan woman reunites with children in New York Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravanlast_img read more

first_img Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Your browser does not support the audio element. PHOENIX — A bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) would require certain people who have traveled to Syria or Iraq to pass a visa application process before being allowed into the United States.Flake said his bill would only affect travelers in the countries that participate in the visa waiver program. Essentially, travelers from these countries are allowed to enter the U.S. without undergoing additional screening and can stay up to 90 days with a valid passport. However, Flake did say there are some minor gaps in the refugee system, especially with the Department of Homeland Security. Refugees are required to register with the agency for legal permanent resident status within one year of their arrival, but that doesn’t always happen.Republican president candidate Ted Cruz said earlier this week that he planned to introduce legislation that would only allow Christian Syrians into the nation, but Flake said he disagrees with the idea.“I don’t think that we want to get in a position where we’re having a religious test for people we’re bringing into the country,” Flake said. 1 / 338People gather in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, for the victims killed in Friday’s attacks in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (Robert Nyholm/TT via AP) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall How men can have a healthy 2019 Most of the 38 countries on the list are European, including France, the target of a recent terror attack.“Those are real vulnerabilities, especially when you realize the terrorists in France where homegrown,” Flake told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes on Thursday. “They had French or Belgian passports.”Flake’s bill would require visitors from those countries who have traveled to Syria or Iraq within the last five years to complete the visa application process before they are allowed into the U.S.The bill was created after attacks that left 129 dead and 352 injured in Paris last week.In the wake of the attacks, multiple U.S. governors — including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey — have demanded the federal government stop allowing refugees, including those fleeing the Syrian civil war, into the country.“I don’t blame anybody for having concerns,” he said, adding that the Obama administration has done a poor job of explaining the refugee vetting process.But Flake said the refugee process shouldn’t be a concern.“It’s a long process for Syrian refugees to come to the United States,” he said.In addition to the long process, Flake said only about 2 percent of refugees fit a “profile we ought to worry about:” Military-aged men with no familial ties.center_img LISTEN: U.S Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – Bill to force Europeans who have been to Syria, Iraq to get U.S. visas Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more