NYC teams unite in the Voice Against Violence

first_imgEverywhere you looked around Sunshine Coast Stadium, you saw white armbands. The mark of respect used universally for a variety of causes and remembrance is in full view of all participants and spectators this week at Kawana Waters. National Youth Championships’ teams from across the country have united in their Voice Against Violence, showing their support by wearing white armbands throughout the event. The cause is close to the Touch Football community’s heart, especially following the tragic passing of Tara Brown last week, a talented Touch Football player from the Gold Coast who was also a South Queensland Sharks representative at national events.  There will be a minute’s silence before the finals today as well as an oath read by White Ribbon ambassadors in attendance. Throughout the week there have also been white ribbons and armbands for sale at the information area at the event. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said that the sport and the organisation is united in its stand against violence against women.  “As a sport our position is incredibly strong in relation to the fact that violence against women must simply be eradicated from society in general,” Maguire said. “Anything that Touch Football can do to raise awareness to such a cause is hopefully ensuring no women is subjected to such treatment.“Recently our community was rocked by the death of Tara Brown and this further highlighted to us that our commitment to White Ribbon was necessary.  “I am proud to say I have taken the pledge as have many of our staff, board and volunteers – I ask that our entire membership do the same.”Stay tuned to the website for more information on events shortly in memory of Tara Brown in coming weeks. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information. Related LinksVoice Against Violencelast_img read more

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ESPN Releases Final Bowl Prediction For Syracuse

first_imgDino Babers leading the Syracuse football team onto the field.SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 02: Dino Babers runs out in front the Syracuse Orange before his first game as head coach of the Syracuse Orange vs Colgate Raiders on September 2, 2016 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)The Syracuse Orange enjoyed their best season in over 15 years en route to a 9-3 season that included a near-upset of Clemson.ESPN’s latest bowl game prediction indicates that the Orange could be heading to a bowl game against one of the Big 12’s best teams.Here is where and who ESPN’s analysts have Syracuse playing:Analyst Mitch Sherman believes that Syracuse will be playing in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia (8-3) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 28 at 5:15 p.m.Fellow-analyst Kyle Bonagura also believes that the Orange will be playing in the Camping World Bowl, but against Iowa State (8-4).Syracuse’s only appearance in the Camping World Bowl came in 2004 in a 51-14 loss to Georgia Tech. The Orange were chosen for the game that year due to the Big 12 not having enough eligible teams to participate.The Orange are playing in their first bowl game under third-year head coach Dino Babers. The team’s 9-3 regular season record was their best since 2001.last_img read more

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FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten streak in Indian Super League

first_img Next Press Trust of India MumbaiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 22:12 IST FC Goa players celebrate their victory against Mumbai City FC (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFC Goa registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC in the ISLMumbai City FC’s unbeaten run of nine games came to an endEdu Bedia and Ferran Corominas scored a goal each for FC GoaFC Goa ended Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten run of nine games after registering a comfortable 2-0 win in an Indian Super League game in Mumbai on Friday. Spanish midfielder Edu Bedia (28th minute) and star striker Ferran Corominas (79th minute) struck on either side of the break at the Mumbai Football Arena as a sizable number of fans cheered the visiting team.Right from the beginning, the two teams played aggressive. The visitors had an early chance in the second minute. A throw-in from Seriton Fernandes from the right reached Corominas, who gave a low pass to Brandon Fernandes.But the midfielder sold a dummy to skipper Mandar Rao Dessai behind him. Dessai shot from a distance but an alert Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh parried it away.Goa had more chances but Mumbai defenders thwarted the attack either from near the box or inside the box.Also, the match officials were kept on their toes with Goa player Seriton Fernandes and Mumbai’s Milan Singh, Lucian Goian earning yellow cards inside the first 25 minutes.After wasting a couple of free-kicks, Goa’s aggression finally paid off in the 28th minute with Bedia netting in the opener.Brandon Fernandes ran from the midfield and then put Corominas on the goal. Corominas’ shot was saved by Amrider but the deflection fell in path of Bedia, who shot on target and the ball took deflection of Mumbai defender Subhasish Bose, before rolling in. At the half-way mark, Goa were 1-0 ahead.After the change of ends, Mumbai were initially more aggressive. But, it was Goa’s goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz, who ensured that his side stayed ahead as he made couple of superb saves.advertisementTwo back to back chances came for Mumbai, but they failed to equalize. In the 63rd minute, Paulo Machado’s free-kick was nodded by Lucian Goian, but it hit the crossbar.Mumbai defender Bose brought down Corominas inside the box as the referee pointed to the dreaded spot. A calm and composed Corominas successfully converted the penalty as he slotted the ball into the right corner to double the lead.With the win, Goa logged three points to move to the third spot in the standings with 24 points. This was Goa’s seventh win in 13 games, while it was Mumbai’s only third defeat in 14 games. In their previous encounter in Goa, the home team had hammered Mumbai 5-0.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow Mumbai City FCFollow FC Goa FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten streak in Indian Super LeagueEdu Bedia and star striker Ferran Corominas netted a goal each to help FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in the Indian Super League on Friday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Indian Museum to celebrate 200 yrs of Ajanta paintings discovery

first_imgKolkata: Indian Museum is going to celebrate 200 years of discovery of Ajanta paintings by organising a lecture and a symposium in the month of July. The main objective of the programme is to discuss on how these paintings can be conserved in a more effective manner.”Ajanta paintings has had a major influence upon the Bengal School of Art. Sister Nivedita, Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, E.B. Havell, Asit Kumar Halder are some of the big names who have been influenced by the Ajanta paintings. How Calcutta is connected with Ajanta will also be the highlight of the discussion,” said Rajesh Purohit, Director of Indian Museum. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAccording to Purohit, these paintings have survived 2000 years because of its location and the use of vegetable dye and mineral colours. The main colours used were— red ochre, yellow ochre, brown ochre, lamp black, white and lapis lazuli (blue). Problem started when French and Italian conservators carried out renovation of the paintings mistaking these as fresco paintings. “A number of paintings were destroyed and in 1863 the Archeological Survey Of India studied the paintings and did necessary treatment for restoration of the paintings which are actually tempera paintings,” Purohit said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe cave which is made of basalt igneous rocks has fissures through which water percolates. There is also water stagnation on the top of the cave as there is vegetation and roots of the trees are also penetrating into and destroying the cave. The museum director said that inflow of tourists is a big problem and visitors should be sent in groups and not randomly inside the cave. “The humidity level goes up with respiration of so many tourists inside the cave and this impacts the pigments in the paintings and a layer of dust and moisture deposit upon them. Experts will share their opinion on conservation,” he maintained. Ajanta is a world heritage site as per UNESCO. It was on April 28 1819, a British officer named John Smith, of the 28th Cavalry, while hunting tigers, “discovered” the entrance to Cave No. 10 when a local shepherd boy guided him to the location and the door. Captain Smith went to a nearby village and asked the villagers to come to the site with axes, spears, torches, and drums, to cut down the tangled jungle growth that made entering the cave difficult. He then vandalised the wall by scratching his name and the date over the painting of a bodhisattva. The Ajanta Caves are approximately 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art.last_img read more

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Diplomat peacekeeper Saskatchewan First Nation awaits Poundmaker exoneration

first_imgWhen Milton Tootoosis thinks about the planned exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, he breaks down.A headman and councillor at Poundmaker Cree Nation, about a two-hour drive from Saskatoon, Tootoosis says absolving the chief of any guilt in a battle with federal forces almost 135 years ago makes him think about the resiliency of his people.“Our people went through a lot,” Tootoosis, choking back tears, said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.“A lot of hurt. A lot of anger. A lot of mistrust.”Tootoosis has been part of an effort that he says has spanned years to press Ottawa to exonerate Poundmaker.That’s finally set to happen on Thursday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the First Nation.“It’s not about the prime minister,” Tootoosis said. “This is about Chief Poundmaker. It’s about a great leader, a diplomat, a peacekeeper, who saved a lot of lives when he took action into his own hands.”Poundmaker, whose Cree name was Pitikwahanapiwiyin, was born in 1842 near Battleford, Sask.The First Nation that bears his name remembers his legacy as that of a political leader who was critical of Treaty 6 while it was being negotiated and spoke up for the plight of his people under the federal government.On May 2, 1885, in the Battle of Cut Knife Hill, Col. William Otter and members of the North West Mounted Police attacked a camp established by First Nations in the area.“The idea that there was a plan to exterminate us is unthinkable,” said Tootoosis, his voice shaking with emotion.The First Nations pushed the attacking forces back and Poundmaker intervened to stop warriors from going after the retreating troops.“He was unfairly labelled as a rebel,” said Russell Fayant, who teaches Indigenous history and Metis culture at the University of Regina.“He was a peacemaker who urged his people to have reserve and to not attack.”Poundmaker was tried in Regina for treason and was sentenced to three years at Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba.“Really, that conviction was about ‘let’s put an Indian in jail so that Canadians can see that we’ve sent somebody to jail,’” said Fayant.Poundmaker was released in 1886 because of poor health and died that same year.Tootoosis said while many elders and people in the region consider Poundmaker a peacemaker, history has painted him as a traitor.He and others believe the exoneration is a chance to set the record straight.“The broader public needs to know.”Fayant said it also forces Canadians to see another version of history and correct past misinterpretations.“What is the Indigenous side of the story?”Fayant believes Poundmaker’s absolution could reignite discussions about the legacies of other First Nations and Metis leaders from the 1885 NorthWest Rebellion and uprising. Those figures include Cree Chief Big Bear as well as Louis Riel.The ceremony on Thursday will include an apology from Trudeau.“Advancing reconciliation is a priority for the prime minister and our government, and a vital part of that work is addressing the injustices of past colonial governments,” said Eleanore Catenaro, spokeswoman for the Prime Minister’s Office.Last November, Trudeau apologized to the Tsilhqot’in community in British Columbia for the hanging of six chiefs more than 150 years ago and delivered an “statement of exoneration” in the House of Commons.While he believes the ceremony will be emotional and even surreal, Tootoosis said his First Nation still has grievances with the Crown over full treaty implementation.Poundmaker’s words about the treaties still ring true today, he said.“Attempts to exterminate our rights, our treaty rights, our inherent Aboriginal treaty rights, is ongoing.”Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Entertainment Industry Foundation Joins Forces With Linkin Park To Raise Funds and

first_imgThe Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is thrilled to announce the addition of Music for Relief, a global humanitarian assistance fund, to its philanthropic portfolio.Brad Delson of Linkin Park, EIF Board Chair Chris Silbermann, EIF Board Member Sherry Lansing, Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park, and EIF CEO Nicole SextonCredit/Copyright: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry FoundationFounded by the band Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Music For Relief will become the official crisis relief program of EIF, and will provide aid to survivors of natural disasters around the world. Since its inception, Music For Relief has responded to more than 30 natural disasters across four continents – including Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquakes in Haiti in 2010, in Japan in 2011, and in Nepal in 2015.“The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music For Relief,” said band member Brad Delson. “We look forward to working with EIF to continue this important work and maximize our impact in communities affected by disaster.”“For more than a decade, the members of Linkin Park have been true trailblazers in using their global reach and social impact to raise funds, provide humanitarian support and, quite frankly, save lives,” said EIF Chief Executive Officer Nicole Sexton. “It’s an honor to be their strategic partner in amplifying the Music For Relief mission, and mobilizing the creative community to respond immediately to future global disasters.”“EIF’s ability to mobilize the entertainment community to support victims and areas affected by disaster has been greatly accelerated by the vision and generosity of Linkin Park,” said EIF Board Chairman and ICM partner Chris Silbermann. “Music For Relief will allow EIF to activate the creative community worldwide, and swiftly respond in critical times of need on a global basis.”EIF, which is known for its stewardship of world-renowned programs like Hunger Is and Stand Up To Cancer, a division of the organization, is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the entertainment community’s first collaborative, industry-wide charity organization. EIF is deeply committed to working with key partners on the ground to coordinate and deliver vital services through the strength of its fundraising network. Contributions to the Music For Relief program will support front-line efforts and deploy critical aid and disaster relief services whenever and wherever they are needed.Sexton added, “EIF is honored to help magnify the vision of the generous founders of Music For Relief, the members of Linkin Park, and their donors, partners and fans. Music For Relief will allow EIF the capability to harness the power of the entertainment community to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by natural disasters around the globe.”To support Music For Relief, EIF’s Disaster Relief and Recovery Program, please click musicforrelief.org/donatelast_img read more

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Countries must enforce indictments of war crimes court Liechtenstein tells UN

The creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been “the crowning success” of recent progress towards the rule of law and global justice, Liechtenstein’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly today, but that achievement must be backed up by arrests of all the people indicted by the Court.Rita Kieber-Beck called on the UN and all Member States to cooperate with the ICC to ensure that the arrests are made and the indictees are brought to The Hague in the Netherlands, where the Court is based, for trial.So far the ICC has issued arrest warrants for two suspects accused of war crimes in Darfur and five leaders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda, but none have been arrested.The Darfur indictees are Ahmed Muhammad Harun, currently the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs, and Janjaweed militia leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb. The LRA indictees are the leader Joseph Kony, and commanders Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Raska Lukwiya.Thomas Lubanga, a rebel militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested last year, while the Prosecutor’s Office has begun to probe of allegations of killings and rapes in the Central African Republic (CAR).Ms. Kieber-Beck said the Security Council’s decision to refer the situation in Darfur – where more than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2.2 million others forced to flee their homes since 2003 – “was a landmark decision, both legally and politically.“It was a strong message by the Security Council that the international community does not accept impunity for the most serious crimes under international law.”But the Foreign Minister stressed that this message needs to be backed by enforcement action on the suspects who remain at large. 1 October 2007The creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been “the crowning success” of recent progress towards the rule of law and global justice, Liechtenstein’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly today, but that achievement must be backed up by arrests of all the people indicted by the Court. read more

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Top UN envoy calls for demilitarized international approach in Afghanistan

3 January 2010The international community must demilitarize its overall approach in Afghanistan to ensure sustainable gains in the political and humanitarian realms, the outgoing top United Nations envoy to the South Asian nations said today. “We have to get into a mode where our strategy is politically driven and not militarily driven, where the political and civilian components become an appendix to a military strategy,” Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in the capital, Kabul. He will address the Security Council this week for the last time as the world body’s top official in Afghanistan on what he expects in the coming months for the country. One of the top objectives of the influx of troops this year is to boost the Afghan military’s capacity, he told reporters today. “I am deeply skeptical [of] a situation where we have an increase of military forces and that increase of military forces engages in political, civilian and humanitarian issues,” Mr. Eide said, stressing that an increased number of forces means that they try to demonstrate “quick results.” But, he emphasized, “quick impact very often becomes quick collapse.” Afghanistan’s Government must initiate a peace process based on compromise as swiftly as possible, the envoy said, adding that participation by insurgents will increase the prospect of gradual troop withdrawals. He also said that while he respects the Independent Election Commission’s decision to follow Afghanistan’s constitution by holding parliamentary elections as early as May, he voiced concern over the limited time available to hold the polls, especially since last year’s presidential and provincial council elections were marked by fraud and insecurity. “For me… it is important that a real reform process takes place before the next elections,” the Special Representative said. This weekend, Afghan politicians rejected most of the names put forward by President Hamid Karzai for his new cabinet, and Mr. Eide called this a “political setback, in the sense that it prolongs the situation without a functioning government.” Later this month, an international conference on Afghanistan – the result of a joint European proposal by the United Kingdom, France and Germany – will be held in London, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has characterized as a “a very timely” opportunity to discuss the country’s agenda in the wake of the presidential elections which re-elected Mr. Karzai after his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from the run-off round. Another high-level conference is also scheduled to be held in Kabul in several months. read more

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ICC suspends trial of Congolese warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today suspended proceedings in the case of a Congolese warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers, saying that prosecutors have refused orders to disclose information to his defence.Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in the Ituri region of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), faces two counts of war crimes: conscripting and enlisting child soldiers into the military wing of his group and then using them to participate in hostilities between September 2002 and August 2003.His trial began at The Hague, where the ICC is based, in January 2009. The Court’s Trial Chamber I ordered to stay the proceedings “considering that the fair trial of the accused is no longer possible due to non-implementation of the Chamber’s orders by the Prosecution.” The judges had ordered the Office of the Prosecutor to confidentially disclose to the defence the names and other necessary identifying information of “intermediary 143,” according to a news release issued by the ICC.The Trial Chamber considered that “in order for the Chamber to ensure that the accused receives a fair trial, it is necessary that its orders, decisions and rulings are respected, unless and until they are overturned on appeal, or suspended by order of the Court.”Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern – namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.The UN Security Council, the ICC Prosecutor or a State Party to the Court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute. 8 July 2010The International Criminal Court (ICC) today suspended proceedings in the case of a Congolese warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers, saying that prosecutors have refused orders to disclose information to his defence. read more

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UN and civil society team up to make cities more sustainable and

Representatives of civil society will have the opportunity to meet with senior UN officials, and discuss a wide range of solutions to the challenges of urban life.The theme of this year’s conference, “building sustainale and inclusive cities and communities”, reflects the fact that over half of the world’s population, some 55 per cent, now live in urban areas, with that figure expected to rise to 68 per cent by 2050.Conference sessions will discuss topics connected to the main theme, including climate change; opportunities for youth; and emerging technologies and innovation. Leaders of large urban centres, such as Salt Lake City in the state of Utah, the communities that live in them, as well as the private sector, are at the forefront of finding sustainable solutions to poverty; climate change; clean water and energy; and many of the other challenges connected to urban living. Salt Lake City’s sustainability credentials include the development of a Climate Positive Plan, laying out a path for a transition to 100 per cent clean energy by 2032, and an 80 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2024. In addition, the nearby Utah Valley University, works to educate the campus and larger community on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and has been an affiliate member of the UN’s Department of Global Communications (DGC) since 2017.“As a city committed to being inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, it is an honor to be the first US host city of the UN Civil Society Conference outside of New York,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski in a statement. “I can think of no better time and no better place than Salt Lake City, for the UN and the world’s NGOs to expand awareness in this country of sustainable development goals and the value of global unity.”Highlights include interactive thematic sessions, NGO-sponsored workshops, exhibits and a youth hub. Speakers and attendees will include leaders and other representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, academia, faith traditions, the public and private sectors and youth from around the world.The UN Civil Society Conference is described by the UN as the Organization’s “premier event in the civil society calendar”, focusing on UN topics of interest to civil society and NGOs, where issues of global concern can be discussed.Registration is still open for the Conference, but the organizers are encouraging potential attendees to sign up here. read more

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One small step China lands spacecraft on the moon

first_imgUpdated 19:59A SPACE MODULE carrying China’s first lunar rover has landed on the moon today,  the first soft landing on the moon in nearly four decades and a major step for the emerging superpower’s ambitious space programme.Scientists burst into applause as a computer generated image representing the spacecraft was seen landing on the moon’s surface via screens at a Beijing control centre, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) showed, 12 days after Chang’e-3 blasted off on a Long March-3B carrier rocket.China is set to become just the third country to carry out a moon rover mission, following the United States and former Soviet Union, which also made the last soft landing on the moon 37 years ago.The probe touched down on an ancient 400-kilometre wide plain known in Latin as Sinus Iridum, or The Bay of Rainbows.Control centre in Beijing. (Screengrab via CCTV) The landing was previously described as the “most difficult” part of the mission by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a post on Chang’e-3′s microblogging page on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter equivalent.Many Chinese took to the country’s Internet message boards expressing joy at the news, which state news agency Xinhua described as a “historic breakthrough” in an emotional editorial.“Space exploration is the cause of mankind, not just ‘the patent’ of a certain country,” the commentary said.“China will share the achievements of its lunar exploration with the whole world and use them to benefit humanity.”The probe used sensors and 3D imaging to identify a flat surface. Thrusters were then deployed 100 metres (330 feet) from the lunar surface to gently guide the craft into position.The landing marks the latest step in an ambitious space programme which is seen as a symbol of China’s rising global stature and technological advancement, as well as the Communist Party’s success in reversing the fortunes of the once impoverished nation.It comes a decade after the country first sent an astronaut into space, and ahead of plans to establish a permanent space station by 2020 and eventually send a human to the moon.- © AFP, 2013Originally published 2.09pmHello, commander: Chris Hadfield is in Dublin today > Watch: Awe-inspiring video of Earth from space will put your day in perspective > Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights >last_img read more

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Man arrested over theft of 800yearold mummy head from crypt of Dublin

first_img Friday 8 Mar 2019, 7:29 AM https://jrnl.ie/4529710 Man arrested over theft of 800-year-old mummy head from crypt of Dublin Church The item was stolen over the weekend of 23-25 February from St Michan’s, gardaí said earlier this week. St Michan’s skull recovered by Gardaí Source: An Garda SíochánaA MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the theft of the of an 800-year-old mummy known as ‘The Crusader’, which was stolen from the crypts of St Michan’s Church last week. The discovery of the theft at the crypt of the church on Church Street was made shortly before lunchtime on Monday 25 February when a guide was preparing to open the church for visitors.The Church of Ireland said the crypt had been “badly damaged” and several of the mummies inside, including the 400-year-old remains of a nun, had been desecrated. The Crusader’s body was turned over and his head had been removed.The head of the mummy was recovered on Monday. A man in his 20s has now been arrested in connection with the break-in and theft. He is currently being detained at Bridewell Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.  By Hayley Halpin Mar 8th 2019, 7:29 AM The crypt at St Michan’s church in Dublin Source: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ieThe items were stolen over the weekend of the 23rd-25th February, gardaí said earlier this week. Gardaí also recovered another skull which was stolen during the theft. Last week, the Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson said he was “shocked that someone would target this ancient burial place and desecrate the remains of those lying within it”.The items were recovered as a result of information given to investigating gardaí.The National Museum of Ireland is acting in an advisory capacity in the case. Archbishop Jackson welcomed Monday’s recovery saying that “the emphasis will now be able to turn to consideration of future security and display of the remains in the crypt of St Michan’s”. “Renewed thanks go to all who have shown interest and concern for the mummies. They are a priceless part of the heritage of the city of Dublin and its citizens”.With reporting by Cónal Thomascenter_img Short URL 24 Comments Share162 Tweet Email2 17,549 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Missing Coconut Creek woman returns home

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have confirmed a Coconut Creek woman that was reported missing came home on Sunday.Fifty-year-old Melanie Tucker’s disappearance had triggered a search after she vanished, early Saturday. Police believe she left in her husband’s 2004 Toyota Camry, between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m.Tucker is afflicted with numerous medical conditions.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Vance Acquires Two Cattle Sites

first_imgAccording to the chairman Bill Vance, the company will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities. Vance Publishing has acquired two Web sites, CattleNetwork.com and CattleStore.com, expanding its digital footprint in the farm and ranch industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The strategic fit is what made these sites attractive to us,” Peggy Walker, president and COO of Vance Publishing, wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “Through our Drovers brand—magazine, Web site and e-letters—we reach the top 100,000 cattle operations in the country. CattleNetwork and CattleStore enable us to offer marketers reach into the hundreds of thousands smaller cattle operations which buy a significant amount of the products and services sold in this industry.” The two sites, purchased from Colorado-based Integrated Management Information, will join Vance’s Food360 group, which includes the Drovers, Dairy Herd Management, Bovine Veterinarian and Pork brands, as well as an agricultural forecasting and analysis product line. According to Walker, they will operate as standalone sites, led by current director Rob Cook and managed by their existing employees, but will be promoted and accessible via links through all of the group’s protein division sites. CattleNetwork.com is a news and education site, while CattleStore.com is a retail site selling farm and ranch supplies. “Their combined presence in the agricultural community made them especially attractive to us,” said Vance vice president and publishing director Cliff Becker in a statement. last_img read more

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CleanUp Continues for Norton Sound Hospital Fuel Spill

first_imgClean-up efforts continue beneath Norton Sound Regional Hospital after a spill of hundreds of gallons of heating fuel.Tom DeRuyter is the State On-Scene Coordinator with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. In a status update Tuesday, he said, “They’re removing the contaminated soil as much as possible right now. But it is right next to the building and next to the pilings, so we do not want to destabilize the structural supports on the building.”(Photo via KNOM)A report from the DEC says 600 cubic feet of soil has been removed so far.Last week, anywhere from 800 to 1,200 gallons of fuel leaked from the hospital tank farm after a fill valve failed, causing a fuel tank to overflow. The hospital estimates the spill covers 2,500 square feet of land.“When the discovered the overfill, they shut off the power,” DeRuyter said, “and that effectively controlled the source and stopped the release.”The Norton Sound Hospital did not respond to requests for comment. But a report from the DEC says those inside the hospital could smell a “diesel odor” during the spill. As of Monday, “indoor air monitoring [has shown] no evidence of diesel vapors inside the” building.“Fortunately,” DeRuyter said, “the hospital is built on pilings, so there’s plenty of air movement underneath the building, and that mitigates the problems that can be associated with indoor air quality.”Hospital staff laid absorbent pads and boom to soak up pooled fuel following the spill. The DEC report says, whether or not groundwater has been contaminated is unknown, and there have been not reports of wildlife being affected by the spill.Air monitoring and excavation of the site is ongoing.last_img read more

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Attorney General Says Tribal Protection Orders Deserve Equal Recognition

first_imgLaw enforcement must uphold tribal protection orders the same as state protective orders, whether the order has been registered with the state or not, the attorney general announced in an opinion Thursday. Attorney General Craig Richards also encouraged the legislature to amend state law to comply with the Violence Against Women Act.Download Audio“I’m very excited to see this,” says Richard Peterson, president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council. “I think it’s a step in the right direction in rural, tribal justice. It’s going to really, I think, have great impact and effect on our tribal court system and will have a great impact on tribal courts.”Peterson says Tlingit and Haida is looking forward to more positive action from the Walker administration on tribal issues such as putting land into trust and transboundary mining.The attorney general says the Violence Against Women Act clearly supersedes Alaska’s conflicting law requiring registration of tribal court and so-called “foreign” protection orders. The opinion basically affirms VAWA’s provision that tribal court and out-of-state protective orders need not be registered with the state to be enforced — a provision with which the Parnell administration refused to comply.Nick Gasca, a lawyer for the Tanana Chiefs Conference based in Fairbanks, says the opinion is an indication of the thawing relationship between the state and Alaska tribes.“This again no doubt reflects his position that with applicable law — instead of fighting tribes at every case, despite the fact that the law says otherwise, at least in this case — that he’s moving forward to correct the department’s previous position and reconcile relationships with tribes,” Gasca says.The provision in VAWA requiring states to honor protective orders issued by other states and tribes was included when the act was first passed in 1994. When Congress reauthorized the act in 2013, a disagreement between the state and the Department of Justice regarding the validity of unregistered protective orders intensified.In a December 2013 letter to the Indian Law and Order Commission, then-Attorney General Michael Geraghty said that while tribal court protective orders must be registered with the state to be enforceable, Alaska State Troopers could — “without the formality of State court registration” — choose to enforce the order if “confronted with an emergency or tense situation.”After a June 2014 meeting with Tony West — then an associate attorney general with the Department of Justice — Geraghty sent a follow-up letter listing things the federal government could do to “help address public safety issues affecting Alaska Natives” and Native youths. The letter requested more funding for tribal courts, prevention efforts and support for village public safety officers, among other things.About a month later West responded to Geraghty’s letter. He acknowledged Geraghty’s suggestions, but focused on how Alaska’s law requiring registration of tribal protective orders directly contradicted federal law. West offered to discuss a way to bring Alaska into compliance and offered training on the provisions of VAWA.Jacqueline Schafer, an assistant attorney general with the State of Alaska, says the opinion intentionally doesn’t address the sticky issue of tribal jurisdiction. The opinion also makes clear that officers can enforce tribal court directives that are clearly intended to be protective orders. Tribal court orders aren’t necessarily standardized.“It’s really just saying that as long as the order is clear that the issuing court says that it had jurisdiction and that they provided due process and that the order meets the requirements of VAWA, then the officer will enforce that order on the ground. It doesn’t matter if the order was registered or not,” Schafer says.She says there is no set protocol for a situation in which a victim claims to have a tribal protection order, but doesn’t have a copy of it on hand and hasn’t registered it with the state. Schafer says she could imagine the officer simply contacting the tribal court in that case to ensure that the order exists.“That would be an easy resolution but it would be most protective (for) the victim to have the order registered with the state court, and that’s a fairly simple process, you just fax the order to the state court,” she says.The opinion does mention that orders must meet the requirements of VAWA in order to be valid. One condition is that the order must provide the other party due process. The opinion also points out, however, that the U.S. Supreme Court has indicated a tribal court’s obligation to provide due process does not mean tribal courts must use the same procedures as state or federal courts. What constitutes due process could be a point of contention for someone who wants to challenge a protective order issued against them, but Schafer says this area of the law is also to be determined.last_img read more

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St Anns College offers Indira Gandhi National Open University

first_imgHyderabad: The St. Ann’s College for Women in Mehdipatnam has opened a centre for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), offering courses in different programmes.According to college management, the courses, Certificate in Business Skills (CBS), Certificate in Teaching in English (CTE), Certificate in Functional English (CFE), Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN), Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) and Master of Science in Dietetics and Food Services Management (M.Sc. DFSM), have been activated at its Study Centre. These courses are available for July session admission at IGNOU. The last date for applying to these courses is July 15, 2019. Interested candidates can visit the IGNOU website: http://rchyderabad.ignou.ac.in/.last_img read more

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Curbs back in Kashmir after protests

first_imgNew Delhi: Authorities re-imposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Srinagar on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and the police, reports said. Dozens are said to have been injured in the clashes. In the past 24 hours, there have been multiple protests against the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and read down Article 370 of the constitution. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The protests followed an easing in curbs on movement on Saturday morning. Two senior government officials told Reuters that at least two dozen people were admitted to hospitals with pellet injuries after violent clashes broke out in the old city on Saturday night. According to reports, the heavy overnight clashes took place mostly in Rainawari, Nowhetta and Gojwara areas of the old city where security forces fired tear smoke, chilli grenades and pellets to disperse protesters, eyewitnesses and officials said.last_img read more

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Adam Carolla Renews Podcast Deal With PodcastOne Through 2023

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Adam Carolla is set to keep kvetching on PodcastOne’s network for at least another five years.The podcaster-comedian has extended his exclusive deal with PodcastOne through 2023, covering joint production, distribution, marketing and sales for his entire collection of podcasts. Carolla currently produces more than 15 hours of original podcast programming weekly for PodcastOne, anchored by flagship talk show “The Adam Carolla Show.”To date, “The Adam Carolla Show” podcasts have more than 1.6 billion downloads, according to PodcastOne — making him one of the industry’s most popular podcasters. Part of the reason: He started the podcast way back in 2009, before a business model had emerged. He first joined up with PodcastOne in 2013 as one of the network’s charter personalities.Couldn’t Carolla go solo? Sure, but he prefers to get a reliable paycheck. “There’s definitely something to be said for a contract,” he said. “It sounds brash and daring to go out on your own, but when you have a mortgage and kids having a contract is pretty good.” In addition to “The Adam Carolla Show,” described as home to the host’s “rantings and ravings,” his podcast lineup on PodcastOne includes “Adam & Drew,” with Pinsky; “Reasonable Doubt,” co-hosted with criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos; “CarCast,” an automotive podcast with Carolla, Bill Goldberg and Matt “The Motorator” D’Andria; and “Ace on the House,” a home-improvement show. In addition, the deal covers “For Crying Out Loud,” a parenting podcast co-hosted by Lynette Carolla, Adam’s wife.PodcastOne’s network currently hosts more than 200 podcasts, including those from Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Dan Patrick, Spencer and Heidi Pratt, Penn Jillette, Rich Eisen, Barbara Boxer and Laura Ingraham.The privately held company’s revenue has grown 25%-30% annually for the last five years, according to Pattiz. After investing in back-end technology infrastructure and programming for the past three years, PodcastOne in 2019 will be “solidly in the black,” he claimed. Broadcasting company Hubbard Radio owns a 30% stake in PodcastOne, with the remainder primarily owned by Pattiz. Asked if he was getting more money under the PodcastOne renewal, Carolla said he gets “a couple percentage-point bump every year” but otherwise said it is “an extension of what we already have in place.”Carolla has a long history with Norm Pattiz, PodcastOne’s chairman and CEO. More than two decades ago, Pattiz signed him for syndicated radio call-in program “Loveline,” co-hosted with Dr. Drew Pinsky, from 1995 to 2005 when Pattiz ran radio network Westwood One.“I knew Adam would become a cornerstone of our business, and it’s just built and grown since then. He’s still the biggest deal in podcasting,” Pattiz said.On a per-episode basis, Carolla’s podcasts garner “six-figure” audiences and sometimes over 1 million listeners, according to Pattiz. Carolla still had two years left on his previous deal with PodcastOne. “Renewing somebody before their contract is up is not a bad thing to do when you have a property like Adam Corolla,” said Pattiz, who noted the extended deal also covers future projects in video.Carolla said that when he started “The Adam Carolla Show,” it was the “Wild West of podcasting… 10 years ago there was no model for monetizing podcasting at all.” Originally, the podcast was focused on comedy, but Carolla, who is 54, has since branched into broader topics.“As I get a little older, I think more about prosperity and making hay when the sun shines,” he said. “I’m interested in things like mental wellness and happiness.”Carolla has been blasted for sexist and anti-LGBTQ comments in the past, including saying he believes men are funnier than women and that on balance straight parents are better for kids than gay parents. Carolla, who has a libertarian political bent, said he pays attention to listener feedback but tunes out people who attack him on social media. “I’m not interested in what the ‘woke police’ have decided is correct to say,” he said. “They’re the opposite of comedy. I don’t give a shit about that.”last_img read more

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Kolkata Police asked to stop plying of trucks after 6 am

first_imgKolkata: The state government has asked the Kolkata Police to stop plying of trucks in the city after 6 am.Currently, the goods vehicles ply between 10 pm and 8 am. There are often traffic jams when the heavy duty trucks develop snag and are parked on the main thoroughfares. Such traffic snarls are quite common in the Port area, BT Road and Vidyasagar Setu.However, there are goods corridors besides railway sidings and big wholesale markets. The mid-size trucks are allowed to ply between 12 noon and 4 pm. The move has been taken to ensure better traffic management in the city. Sources said that Kolkata Police has started working on it.last_img read more

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