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WC: ICC to probe Ponting rage episode

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate the controversy involving Australian captain Ricky Ponting , who had smashed an LCD TV in Ahmedabad during a World Cup Group A match against Zimbabwe .ICC General Manager Dave Richardson said that the game’s governing body would investigate the entire episode and take action if necessary.In a fit of rage after being run out during Monday’s game, Ponting had hurled his gloves on the LCD TV reducing it to pieces when the replay of his dismissal was being played on the screens.Denying the reports, Cricket Australia had termed them to be mere media exaggeration. The Gujarat Cricket Association had lodged an official complaint with the BCCI and ICC.last_img

Euro 2016: France haven’t won anything yet, says focused Deschamps

first_imgFrance may have ousted rivals Germany for the first time in 58 years but it will mean nothing if they lose Sunday’s Euro 2016 final against a Portugal team that have had more recovery time, said Didier Deschamps. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)Two goals by Antoine Griezmann and a strong defensive unity saw the host nation home against a German side that were dominant yet unable to break through in the final third of the pitch. (Griezmann double helps France sink Germany to reach final)It sets up an intriguing meeting on Sunday with Portugal who have lost their last 10 games against France going back to 1978. (Germany deserved more, says coach Joachim Loew)”We have three days before the final, it’s very short so we have to savour this victory,” coach Deschamps told reporters. (Griezmann swaps tears for joy with precious double)”It’s an important step forward but the most important step is Sunday. We’re going to do everything in our power to go into Sunday’s game in the best possible condition.”Deschamps, who met reporters much later than expected, said he was delayed as he soaked up some of the atmosphere after France defeated Germany in a major competition for the first time since the 1958 World Cup.”It’s an excellent result and it’s been a long time since we beat Germany but it gives us nothing today. There is now a title to play for against Portugal,” he added.The coach, who won the European Championship as a player in 2000, bemoaned the calendar that gives his players one day less to recover than Portugal.advertisement”Just because we are at home and beat Germany doesn’t give us extra powers. They believe in themselves and we believe in ourselves too,” explained Deschamps.Thanking the passionate fans in Marseille, who gave his side a bit extra when they were in difficulty, Deschamps said he hoped the win would give the French population something to cheer after a difficult period.The 2-0 win was the same as when the two sides met in Paris in November when Islamist militants struck at the Stade de France national stadium and other sites across Paris.”It’s a great emotion, we had to suffer but never gave up and that’s great for me. This is a great story, the players wrote history by knocking out Germany,” added Deschamps.”We don’t have the power to solve people’s problems but we can gave them a bit so they can forget their worries. We generate passion and fervour, we can see that and in France today we gave them a little joy.”last_img read more

Barcelona’s Valverde blames referee for Las Palmas draw before facing Atlético

first_img Antoine Griezmann scores four as Atlético close on leaders Barcelona Share on Pinterest La Liga Share via Email Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp European club football Barcelona Las Palmas Share on Twitter Read more Ernesto Valverde was not at all impressed with the penalty decision that gave lowly Las Palmas, 18th in La Liga, an equaliser at Estadio Gran Canaria. Jonathan Calleri, briefly of West Ham United, converted the kick to level the match at 1-1, and in the 42 minutes plus injury time that remained, Barcelona could not find another goal. “We have defended very well, with intensity and courage,” gushed Las Palmas’ manager, Paco Jémez.The Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, chose instead to focus on referee Antonio Lahoz. In particular, he was outraged at his decision to penalise Lucas Digne for handball – and not Sergi Roberto’s foul on Matias Aguirregaray as some thought at the time. Reuse this content Share on Facebook “We don’t know what the referee blew for during that play,” he said. “Nobody knows in the dressing room. In that phase of play we don’t understand what he blew for, it was inexplicable. We hope that his decision will become a little clearer when we see a replay. It was an invisible penalty.” Valverde was also vexed that, just before half-time, Antonio Mateu failed to punish Las Palmas’s goalkeeper; Leandro Chichizola appeared to handle out of his box deliberately. “For me, it was really clear,” he said. Though Barcelona remain unbeaten at the top of the league, they now look pregnable. In their last five games they have dropped six points, half their season’s total, were unimpressive in the Champions League against Chelsea, and on Sunday face their nearest challengers at Camp Nou. Atlético Madrid sit five points off the lead but have won eight matches in a row, the last two in devastating style. They will form as formidable a defensive barrier and offer as dangerous a counter-attacking threat as Barcelona encountered at Stamford Bridge – but their experience makes them unlikely to provide the kind of error through which Andreas Christensen facilitated Lionel Messi’s equaliser, while neither Eden Hazard nor Willian were in form as devastating as Antoine Griezmann, who has scored seven times in his last two games. “The match against Atletico comes up fast and it’ll be important for both teams,” said Valverde. “We go in to it with a bad taste in our mouths, because we could have got a win. We’re the leaders and we’re keen to stay in first place.” Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Province Renews Partnership with Black Business Initiative

first_img The provincial government is investing half-a-million dollars inthe African-Nova Scotian community. Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage announced the ongoingoperational support for the Black Business Initiative (BBI)today, June 23, as the fourth annual Black Business Summit getsunderway in Halifax. “Business is growing in the African-Nova Scotian community,adding to the rising number of businesses and jobs in every partof the province,” said Mr. Fage. “As part of our economic growthstrategy, the province will continue to help the BBI achieve itsgoal of building a dynamic presence within the Nova Scotiabusiness community.” “Our priority for the coming year and beyond will be businessretention and growth through partnerships, because they are thekey to sustainable economic development,” said Rustum Southwell,executive director of the BBI. “The agreements we’ve signed withother business organizations and the work we’ve done with theprovince to create new pools of capital for black-ownedbusinesses are excellent examples of how partnerships will ensureour success.” In addition to forming partnerships, the BBI’s staff of 10develops initiatives and supports clients through a variety ofdirect services. These include training, community-developmentprojects, and events and publications promoting awareness ofAfrican-Nova Scotian entrepreneurial activity and success. Loanfunds are also offered, including the BBI’s overwhelminglysuccessful Community Economic Development Investment Fund, whichrecently raised $130 thousand for investment in black-ownedbusinesses throughout the province. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT–Province Renews Partnership with BlackBusiness Initiativelast_img read more

Tender Issued for Protective Cap

first_imgThe Sydney Tar Ponds Agency has released a tender for the construction of a protective cap over treated tar ponds sediment. “Today is good news for the people of Sydney,” said Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services. “This tender for the Tar Ponds cap will lead to the reclamation of nearly 240 acres of land and a cleaner and more sustainable future for residents.” It’s the third step in a series of projects leading to the future development of the remediated site. “The Tar Ponds cap is an extremely important part of an overall project that is not only creating good jobs but also making life better for families,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “This is the connecting contract between the remediation work on the project, and future use of the former Tar Ponds site.” Construction of the multi-layer protective cap will begin in the fall, and is scheduled for completion in summer, 2013. It will include a grading/bedding layer, a geosynthetic clay layer, a geocomposit drainage layer, protective fill, topsoil and hydro seed. The cap is designed to direct rain and groundwater into an engineered channel that will also carry brook water to the mouth of Sydney Harbour. The tender closes Aug. 10. More than 70 per cent of the south pond, located between Prince Street and the Ferry Street Bridge, has been solidified and stabilized. Treatment of the entire pond is expected to be completed in August. It will be followed by the construction of a channel to allow brook water and groundwater to flow through the site and into the harbour. In January 2007, the government of Canada and province of Nova Scotia committed $400 million to ensure the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens cleanup is completed by 2014.last_img read more

Longterm solutions needed to reduce pollution Experts

first_imgNew Delhi: Environmentalists have called for long-term solutions to deal with rising pollution levels in Delhi rather than a “knee-jerk” action like the odd-even scheme, with some terming it a “political gimmick” ahead of the assembly elections due next year.The odd-even road rationing scheme will come into effect in Delhi from November 4-15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday among a slew of other measures to combat high-level of air pollution caused due to stubble burning in neighbouring states during winters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderD Saha, former air lab chief of Central Pollution Control Board Director, said it is a “good move” but there is a need to minimise exemptions given under the odd-even scheme to accomplish the objectives. “The purpose of the scheme gets defeated if you allow all commercial vehicles, Ola and Uber. You’re just reducing the number of private vehicles on the roads and adding commercial vehicles,” he said. “Of course, the road rationing scheme has helped bring down pollution levels. If you reduce the number of vehicles on the road, there will be more space available for others to drive. This means better speed, better utilisation of fuel and less emissions,” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe period the government has selected — from November 4 to 15 — is apt. The meteorological conditions doesn’t help in reducing pollution during this period, he said. “Delhi experiences bad weather in this period and ‘poor to severe’ air quality. So, if the road rationing scheme is implemented, it will certainly help reduce pollution,” Saha said. Jyoti Pande Lavakare, co-founder Care for Air NGO, said odd-even is more of an “awareness building issue” than a scheme to actually reduce pollution. “Ahead of elections, both BJP and AAP have been trying to take credit of reducing pollution in national capital but there is no concrete evidence of any actual reduction of pollution in the last few years. Kejriwal’s announcement on odd-even scheme is more of a political gimmick,” she said. Lavakare further said that instead of knee-jerk reactions what Delhi needs is a bouquet of long-term solutions that are implemented throughout the year. Ravina Kohli, an environmentalist and a member of #MyRightToBreathe campaign, said long term solutions are needed to treat the issue of air pollution in Delhi. “The odd-even scheme is not going to impact much and ahead of polls, cure of air pollution is flavour around. But what is needed is long term solution,” she said. She said strict implementation of the scheme is needed to have an actual impact. Jai Dhar Gupta, an environmentalist, said the odd-even scheme cannot be scheduled in the way it has been done.last_img read more

Search party this Sunday for missing youth Denny Poole

first_imgPoole was 15-years-old at the time of his disappearance and is described as:AboriginalApproximately 130 lbsBetween 5’6 and 6’ tallBlack hair that was short and long in the frontLast seen wearing:size 10 men’s Osiris high top shoes (purple, green, blue and black)Blue jeansGrey hoody with the letters DC on the frontBlack flat brimmed hatThe search party for Denny Poole will be taking place this Sunday, August 18, starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Kiskatinaw Bridge pullout area.For more information on the search party, you can visit the ‘Lost but not forgotten Denny Ray Poole’ Facebook group. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Another search party is being organized this Sunday to look for missing youth Denny Poole.Poole has been missing for over three years and was last seen walking across the Kiskatinaw River Bridge on the Alaska Highway on the evening of March 12 at approximately 7:10 p.m., as stated by the Dawson Creek RCMP.A search party for Poole was held in July, but with no success of locating the missing youth.last_img read more

Ministry of Justice Detained Rif Activists Will be Guaranteed Fair Legal

Rabat – Hicham El Belaoui, a judge at the Ministry of Justice, has said that the detained Rif activists will be guaranteed “fair legal procedures” and “the presumption of innocence.”El Belaoui made the statements during a TV appearance on Morocco’s state channel, saying that the public prosecution will fulfill its role in defending rights and freedoms. He added that the prosecution has already ordered medical examinations of the detained activists and that it has responded to requests made by the activists’ lawyers to visit their client.The judge explained that “The detainees were arrested by the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNJP) based on instructions by the General Prosecution in Al Hoceima.” He added that, “The brigade received instructions to conduct these investigations. And it operates all over national territories according to the law and its prerogatives.”  The judge refuted claims propagated on social media, which indicated that detainees had been subjected to torture. He also countered the claims that the arrested activists had been kidnapped and taken to undisclosed destinations.El Belaoui asserted that the BNJP is bound to respect procedures such as informing families of the detainees of the reasons for their arrest and where they were taken. He also scorned the use of the term “kidnapping” to describe the arrest of activists, adding that it was perfectly normal to transfer the activists to the BNJP headquarters in Casablanca for further investigation.El Belaoui stressed that the Public Prosecution to the Court of Appeal in Al Hoceima does not shy away from issuing statements to enlighten public opinion and provide information about each arrest.According to the judge, there are two types of suspects: First, some are prosecuted for violence against security forces, armed protesting and damaging public property. Charges have been pressed against some of those arrested, while the charges against others have been dropped. Regarding the second type, 31 people have been arrested thus far for undermining state security.The seven months of protests came following the October death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger who was crushed to death in a trash compactor while attempting to retrieve merchandise discarded by the authorities.Tensions have increased over the past few days, however, following the pursuit and arrest of leading activist, Nasser Zefzafi, by police. He was taken into custody on Monday after interrupting a Friday sermon he felt was denouncing the “Hirak” movement, and was transferred to Casablanca for investigation. He has since been charged with “obstructing the right of worship” and “undermining state security.”At a press conference held on Thursday, the defense board for the suspects said that they have not been tortured and they are in a good health, adding that they have no information about the health status of Zefzafi, but are set to meet him on Saturday. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,001.61, up 91.98 points):Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSX:AYA). Consumer tech. Up $5.87, or 41.69 per cent, to $19.95 on 9.9 million shares. the company announced it was buying the company that owns PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker for US$4.9 billion in an all-cash deal that will create the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 24 cents, or 2.74 per cent, to $9 on 9.3 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 3.40 per cent, to $2.84 on 8.3 million shares.Crocotta Energy Inc. (TSX:CTA). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, or 6.01 per cent, to $4.41 on 6.2 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Up 10 cents, or 2.61 per cent, to $3.93 on 5.3 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Transportation. Up 34 cents, or 3.65 per cent, to $9.66 on 4.1 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (997.33, down 0.64 of a point):Makena Resources Inc. (TSXV:MKN). Exploration. Unchanged at five cents on 4.8 million shares.Cadillac Mining Corp. (TSXV:CQX). Metals exploration. Up 10.5 cents, or 116.67 per cent, to 19.5 cents on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:DHX Media Inc. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Down eight cents, or 1.29 per cent, to $6.12 on 195,976 shares. The children’s programming company announced it will produce 60 new episodes for the Teletubbies for CBeebies in the U.K. It acquired the popular Teletubbies franchise in 2013. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2014 3:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange read more

FSU QB Jameris Winstons DNA Linked to Accuser in

Photo by Palm Beach Post.Jameis Winston, the Florida State star freshman quarterback, has been linked to the accuser in a criminal sexual case by DNA evidence compiled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.The DNA analysis matched the sample taken from the underwear of a woman who has accused him of sexual viewed a DNA analysis report Wednesday indicating that the Florida state crime lab determined that the chances of the DNA in the woman’s underwear are a match for someone other than Winston is 1 in 2.2 trillion.Police obtained a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser reported the alleged incident had occurred at an off-campus apartment. Winston’s DNA was recently obtained through a buccal swab he provided to authorities investigating the case.The DNA match alone does not prove that Winston, a leading Heisman Trophy candidate, sexually assaulted the woman, as the accuser’s family claimed in a statement released by a Tampa-based attorney on Wednesday. But it does indicate that Winston, who has yet to talk to Tallahassee police or the state attorney investigating the case, had his DNA associated with the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012, when the accuser claimed she was sexually assaulted.William Meggs, the state attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, said his office is still investigating the case, which was only referred to his office by Tallahassee police last week.“Everybody wants to know what’s going on,” Meggs said earlier Wednesday. “So do we. We’re in the process of trying to figure out what’s going on. We haven’t determined how it’s going to turn out.”Meggs said: “I’m pretty confident, as much as anybody can be. There are two kinds of evidence: testimonial and physical. We’ll have what we have at the end of the day and then we’ll evaluate what we have.”On Wednesday night, Tallahassee interim police chief Tom Coe said the accuser stopped cooperating with police in February. A statement released earlier Wednesday by the accuser’s family through her attorney, Patricia Carroll of Tampa, said Tallahassee police warned the accuser not to pursue the case, saying Det. Scott Angulo told Carroll, “Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable.”Coe contends Tallahassee police made the case inactive only after the accuser stopped communicating with them. Coe told the Tallahassee Democrat on Tuesday that the police department reviewed the case after media outlets filed open records requests for the case file. Coe said the open records requests alone couldn’t change a case from open-inactive to open-active, but that new evidence or leads would have to be found to change the investigation’s status.“In February 2013, the case was classified as open, but inactive, when the victim in the case broke off contact with TPD, and her attorney indicated she did not want to move forward at that time,” Coe said.In a statement released to the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday, the accuser’s attorney said, “It was never the intent of the victim or the family for this to become public,” but went on to provide a scathing review of the police’s handling of the case.The woman accusing Winston initially reported the incident Dec. 7, 2012. Coe said police investigated the incident, taking witness testimony and collecting evidence.According to Jansen, who has been representing Winston, police approached him about the case in February, but soon after assured him the case was no longer being investigated. Jansen said he reported that to both Winston and Florida State.When records requests from multiple media outlets were made to Tallahassee police last week, investigators re-examined the case and forwarded it to the state attorney’s office. Meggs is currently reviewing the case and will decide whether charges will be brought against a potential suspect.Meggs told on Wednesday that he probably will not take the case before a grand jury, saying his office would ultimately decide whether it believes it has sufficient evidence to charge Winston with a crime.“I’m not stupid,” Meggs said. “It is a young man whose life is in a fish bowl right now. I think about that. There’s also a young girl whose life has been turned upside down and her life will never be the same, either. We look at it and say, ‘Which one of those is most important?’ Both. It is a search for the truth and the truth is kind of elusive sometimes.”Carroll’s statement also said police failed to do a proper investigation, did not collect blood work or DNA samples from Winston, and refused to interview Winston’s roommate, who the accuser says witnessed the attack. The statement also criticized police for approaching Winston’s attorney in February with details of the case.Coe did not specifically contradict any of the claims made in the accuser’s statement but said, “There are many statements being made daily, some of which are factual, some are not factual. We can’t go into detail on that tonight, but there will be a point in time when we can comment on those issues.” read more

Zoella reveals she turned down the chance to meet Prince Harry

first_img“I’m one of those people who think everyone should have a therapist,” she told the magazine. “People go to the gym, they eat healthily and visit the hairdresser’s but no one really looks after their mind.”Because of her anxiety, the star rarely visits London and instead films her vlog from her bedroom in Hove.She said: “My dream is to be able to just hop on the train one day and come back again, and I know I’ll get to that point but up until then I have to take lots of little baby steps.”One of my big things is to visit Australia and New Zealand. That’s my main goal.” She has revealed before that panic attacks have stopped her visiting restaurants and even going on public transport.The star said a particularly low point was when it was revealed her book, “Girl Online”, was written by a ghostwriter.”It knocked my confidence massively,” she explained.”When it came round to the second book, I felt I couldn’t and that it had all been ruined. It took a lot for me to put that behind me and move forward”. Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, has spoken out about mental health ever since stunning her many YouTube followers in 2012 by revealing she had suffered from crippling anxiety from a young age.She is wildly popular on YouTube, boasting 11 million followers and 829 million views.Ms Sugg has fans all over the world, but says her success would not be possible without her therapist, who she speaks to every week. Popular vlogger Zoella has revealed she turned down the chance to meet Prince Harry.She spoke to Cosmopolitan about the anxiety which struck her down after she released her debut novel, “Girl Online”, in 2014.The vlogger told the magazine: “I was too scared. I’m working on this anxiety thing but I’m not quite ready for that. Hopefully he will invite me back. Sorry Prince Harry”.He had reportedly invited her for tea at Buckingham Palace, before she turned down his invite.center_img 1 broken back, 48 sharpies & 20,000 pages later 🎉💪🏼— Zoë (@Zoella) October 1, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img Thursday 2 May 2019, 9:02 PM Pro-IRA graffiti that appeared just metres away from where the journalist Lyra McKee was killed in Creggan. Source: PA Wire/PA Images#VENEZUELA: It was announced that one woman has died and more than forty people were injured in Venezuela yesterday during clashes between armed forces and opposition supporters.#UNITED STATES: Florida’s House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing teachers to carry firearms.PARTING SHOT It’s Poetry Day Ireland – with lots of poetry events and readings taking place up and down the country. Follow the #PoetryDayIRL on Twitter for a round-up of what’s been happening. For the day that’s in it, here’s a poem Paint Me, by Dean, about his experience of homelessness. Give it a look and a listen.  Get our daily news round up: “At no point in time did I decide that I wanted to be homeless”On #PoetryDayIRL, we are sharing a video of Dean, who wrote Paint Me to describe his experiences of homelessness.— Peter McVerry Trust (@PMVTrust) May 2, 2019 10,002 Views May 2nd 2019, 9:02 PM No Comments NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND rtist and Naomh Og Builder Holger Lonze, living in Waterville, plays a medieval horn to welcome people to Poetry Day Ireland 2019 on the early monastic settlement of Church Island or Inis Uasal, Lough Currane, Waterville, Co.Kerry. Source: Valerie O’SullivanTwo men were charged and another arrested in connection with the thefts of ATMs in Northern Ireland.CCTV images showing one of the boys accused of murder walking with Ana Kriegel on the day of her disappearance were shown to the jury this afternoon. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that holding an investigation into claims by consultants that dead bodies were left decomposing on a mortuary corridor at University Hospital Waterford is not one of his priorities.Tega Agberhiere (16) – one of the teenagers injured in an apparent acid attack in Waterford – said he didn’t think he would ever be able to see again. Health Minister Simon Harris launched his Bill for an opt-out organ donation system for Ireland.Prison officers expressed concern about the number of gangs in Irish prisons and about their regularly violent behaviour.Several Irish banks advised customers that delayed payments will be made after a European bank holiday caused disruption.The Road Safety Authority called on motorcyclists to take specific care on the roads ahead of the May bank holiday weekend.The Abbey Theatre said it has learned from talks with artists and is committed to changes that will improve its engagement with them.Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier announced that it was selling its Belfast operation. An alleged “IRA man” who raped two teenage boys at a “republican safe house” two decades ago was jailed for seven spoke to people who have left their jobs to take up a new position in the HSE, but are now in limbo due to a recruitment freeze. WORLD Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Ana Kriegel murder trial continues, Bombardier cutting Belfast operation and concerns over gangs in prisons – It’s The Fix. Short URL Source: Peter McVerry Trust/Twitter Share7 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgeraldlast_img read more

Man steals thousands of dollars from Hialeah bakery

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man stealing thousands of dollars from a Hialeah bakery.Footage shows the man walking into Casa Potin Bakery, along Palm Avenue and East 40th Street in Hialeah, and taking money from a safe.The owners believe the thief has a key because there was no damage on the safe door. “He must have known everything — where the money was, where we left the money, what time to come in,” said owner Alex Ramirez.The burglary took place overnight on Thursday.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday July 13 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, July 13, 2019:#1) Town Yardwaste Center OpenThe Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, is open from 9am to 4pm.Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the Yardwaste Center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2019 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.#2) Yard Sale On Main StreetThere is a multi-family yard sale beginning at 9am at 825 Main Street. DVD’ s for $1, lots of clothes, household items, paintball game with 2 paintball guns. Something for everyone. [Source: Craigslist]#3) Tech Buddies Drop-In At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Tech Buddies Drop-In from 10am to 11am. Need technology help, but Brad isn’t here? Drop in at a Tech Buddies session! Tech Buddies is a new volunteer program connecting teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of assistance navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Wilmington Fire Police To Support Local Teen Battling Cancer With Softball Game

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fire Department and Wilmington Police Department are holding their 3rd Annual “Guns and Hoses” Softball Game on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1pm at Town Park (Aprile Field).A cornhole tournament, open to the public, will take place prior to the game at 11am. Registration begins at 10:30am. The tournament is bracket style with prizes for first and second place. Registration costs $10 per team. Pre-register via VENMO (Morganbreen1) or register in-person at 10:30am.This family-friendly event will also include a raffle table, a 50/50, and a DJ. Refreshments will be for sale.All proceeds from the event will benefit the family of Wilmington 14-year-old Reegan Noble, who is battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA DAY FOR REEGAN: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser Set For November 16In “Community”Wilmington Farmers Market To Hold Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser On September 29In “Community”Wilmington Women’s Softball League Looking For Players For Fall SeasonIn “Community”last_img read more

Natural Disaster Events Are On The Rise But Volunteering Efforts May Not

first_imgListen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:06 Emily JaschkeLocated in the Heights, The Giving Hub (611. W 22nd), has delivered thousands of vital items, such as food, hygiene products, clothing, and more- to people in need all over Texas.The responsibilities of  Houston Volunteers of America Texas usually focus on people with disabilities, seniors and veterans.But Danita Wadley says that’s changed since Harvey hit.She’s the regional director of the organization.“The day to day we weren’t doing disaster relief, but when we took on damage at our own facility, we knew the community was going to need us,” she says. They received an influx of volunteers to help  hand out cleaning supplies, toiletries, and other goods to people suffering from flooding.But Wadley says that surplus of volunteers has dwindled.“We were getting a lot of contact for people who wanted to volunteer because we really needed boots on the ground and hands on task,” she says. “That has kind of subsided.” She says she doesn’t believe Houstonians don’t want to continue to help; there is just so much happening.“There is so many different things going on with trauma, with the wildfires and it’s really spreading resources with people help and volunteers,” she says. For those looking to volunteer, Wadley says they can still use an extra five to seven people daily to assist with Harvey recovery. Xlast_img read more

Scientists explore the origins of energy in chemical reactions using experimental quantum

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In a new study, Cornell University chemists Dr. Martin Rahm and Prof. Roald Hoffmann (who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981 for theories on the course of chemical reactions) have explored a new way of understanding the origins of energy in chemical reactions at the quantum level. Their paper is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Energy breakdownAt the heart of the paper is the idea—which is generally widely accepted in chemistry—that all of the interactions between the molecules, atoms, and the electrons that bind atoms together can collectively be understood in terms of energy. However, the origins of this energy, and how the energy changes during a chemical reaction, remains an open question. Over the years, researchers have proposed various “energy decomposition analyses,” or interpretations of how this energy can be broken down.In their paper, Rahm and Hoffmann propose a new energy decomposition analysis in which the total changing energy of any chemical reaction can be broken down into three components: nuclear-nuclear repulsion (the repulsive energy between the positively charged nuclei of different atoms), the average electron binding energy (the average energy required to remove one electron from an atom), and electron-electron interactions (the repulsive energy between negatively charged electrons).To paint a picture of how this works, the scientists explain in their paper what happens when any two atoms are brought closer together. First, the repulsion between the two nuclei increases, which causes the electrons to move in between the nuclei in an attempt to shield some of this repulsion. In the presence of the two nuclei, the average binding energy of the electrons changes due to differences in electron-nuclear attraction. As the electrons move closer together, they also begin to interact more strongly with each other. Quantifying these electron-electron interactions is one of the greatest challenges in computational chemistry. One thing that this work demonstrates is that it is possible to estimate these electron-electron interactions (the third term) from experimental data. As the scientists explain, this is one area where chemistry becomes “quantum,” and has not been measurable before now. “Traditionally, knowledge of electron-electron interaction energies has only been attainable by first mathematically constructing a wave function and then approximating a solution to the so-called Schrödinger equation, i.e., by doing quantum mechanics,” Rahm told “This work demonstrates that such information can actually be extracted from sufficiently accurate experimental data. There are caveats and inherent approximations, but it is in principle possible.” Citation: Scientists explore the origins of energy in chemical reactions using experimental quantum chemistry (2015, August 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Martin Rahm and Roald Hoffmann. “Toward an Experimental Quantum Chemistry: Exploring a New Energy Partitioning.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05600 (Left) The alternative definition of electronegativity (y-axis) proposed by Allen as the “average electron binding energy” produces experimental values that correlate linearly with values determined by the traditional Pauling definition (x-axis). (Right) (A) Experimental and (B) calculated values of Allen electronegativity for selected atoms and molecules. (C) Estimated values of Allen electronegativity for the valence bands of graphene. All values come from previous research. Credit: Rahm and Hoffmann ©2015 American Chemical Society Measuring electronegativityOther new possibilities arise from understanding the second term—the average electron binding energy—as an alternative interpretation of one of the most fundamental concepts of chemistry, that of electronegativity. As the scientists explain, electronegativity was traditionally defined by Linus Pauling in 1932 as “the power of an atom to attract electrons to itself,” and in this way it tells where electrons move when two or more atoms come together, which is the basis of bond formation. This is still the most widely used definition today. An alternative definition, proposed in 1989 by Lee Allen, is that electronegativity is the average binding energy of valence electrons (however, Rahm and Hoffmann use all of the electrons, not just the valence ones, in their energy partitioning proposal). Electronegativity values obtained using Allen’s definition correlate strongly with those obtained using Pauling’s, but the main advantage of Allen’s definition is that electronegativity defined in this way can be experimentally measured (such as by using photoelectron spectroscopy), while electronegativity using the Pauling definition cannot be. From fundamental understanding to practical useThe ability to experimentally measure the average electron binding energy, along with the fact that experimental data can be used to determine nuclear-nuclear repulsion and electron-electron interactions, provides some unprecedented abilities. Most importantly, it makes it possible to experimentally measure what percentage of the total energy change that each of the three components is responsible for. With this information, the scientists explain that all chemical reactions and physical transformations can be classified into eight types based on whether the reaction is energy-consuming or energy-releasing, and on whether it is favored or resisted by the nuclear, multielectron, and/or binding energy components. This information can provide valuable information about the nature of a chemical bond. The researchers also showed that, in four of the eight classes of reactions, knowledge of the binding energy alone (and by extension, either definition of electronegativity) is enough to predict whether or not the reaction is likely to proceed. In other words, as the scientists explain, “it allows researchers to predict when simple and intuitive rationales using the time-honored concept of electronegativity will work in predicting trends in energy, and when it will fail.”This paper is the first in a series in which the researchers plan to explore these ideas further, especially in regard to the potential usefulness of this new perspective of energy in chemical reactions. They note that one “tantalizing” prospect is the possibility to measure absolute energies, whereas most of chemistry relates to the measure of relative energies. An experiment would begin with the known measured absolute energy of a one-electron system (such as C5+, which is a carbon atom with all but one of its electrons removed), which can easily be measured since, with only one electron, there is zero electron-electron repulsion. Then the absolute energy of the carbon atom, and the electron-electron interactions within it, could be measured as electrons are added back one by one. This feat should be possible since it’s in principle possible to experimentally measure the average electron binding energy for each step. In this way, an alternative understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry may provide useful new tools and applications.”This paper has three important outcomes,” Rahm said. “It connects the central chemical concept of electronegativity with the total energy, whose changes govern most of chemistry. It tells us how we can estimate the importance of electron-electron interactions in governing chemical reactions, from experimental data. It is also the first energy decomposition scheme that can be interchangeably applied using either or both computed and experimental data. This should allow for quite some interdisciplinary bridging.”In the future, the scientists plan to apply this theoretical understanding to studying a variety of chemical reactions.”The next step will be to analyze the nature of the chemical bonds in larger diatomic molecules, such as molecular nitrogen (N2), carbon monoxide (CO) and fluorine (F2),” Rahm said. “After this, more complex reaction mechanisms and physical transformations will follow. Such work will show us the limits of our approach. Hopefully useful predictions will emerge that could, ultimately, help us understand and design different molecular and material properties.” Findings on how electrons are solvated in water widen the range of potential influences on chemical reactions © 2015 Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society Explore further (—One thing that all chemical reactions have in common—whether they are the reactions that take place inside a battery, the metabolic reactions inside a living organism, or the combustion reactions that cause an explosion—is that they all involve some kind of change in energy. On a large scale, the changes in energy of a reaction can usually be measured in various ways for practical purposes, but attempting to understand the fundamental origins of this energy at smaller and smaller scales becomes more complicated, especially as chemistry enters the quantum realm. Chemists propose that the energy, E, in all chemical reactions can be broken down into three components, as shown in this equation. The “X-bar” represents the average binding energy of electrons (the Allen definition of electronegativity), VNN represents nuclear-nuclear repulsion, and w represents electron-electron interactions. Credit: Rahm and Hoffmann ©2015 American Chemical Societylast_img read more

Traffic Update N3 and N2 now cleared truck drivers arrested after fuel

first_imgThe N3 blockade is being cleared and some truck drivers who participated in the protest action against the fuel price hike have been arrested.The #FuelPricesMustFall campaign resulted in the N3 at PMB and other major roads in KZN being blocked this morning (July 18).Read initial story: Traffic Warning: Protest action on N3 and N2, stay away from these areas #PetrolPriceProtestTraffic was brought to a standstill and there was a massive backlog of traffic, as the N3 from New England Road through to Hilton was closed.The Fuel Prices Must Fall civil action group said they are demanding a decrease in the fuel price from R16.02 to R10. Read full story HEREAll authorities and emergency services are on scene, monitoring the situation.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Hostagetaker at French school used fake firearm

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Patrick Dallennes, a top official in the Val-de-Marne region, said: “It wasn’t a firearm he used but a fake one with gas cartridges … without the capacity to kill.”He added: “It’s made to scare… but it’s not very dangerous. It was a replica and at first it was hard to tell that it was fake.”A police official close to the inquiry, who spoke on condition of anonymity citing police policy, confirmed that the gun was a “self-defense weapon that cannot kill.”The official said police believed that the 31-year-old suspect who lived near the school carried out the act as a sort of “suicide attempt,” hoping police would shoot him dead in a stand-off.Police earlier said that the alleged hostage-taker was incoherent in his talks with the elite Raid police force, but the official said that the suspect was later examined by a doctor while in custody, and his psychological state was deemed stable enough for him to be questioned.The drama began early in the day as parents dropped their children off at the complex, which includes nursery and elementary schools, in the town of Vitry-sur-Seine, a commuter town with residents from a variety of socio-economic classes. French schools are closed for the summer, but still run activities. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up Shortly after releasing the last hostage, the man walked out, said Pierre Dartout, the prefect of the Val-de-Marne region. Teams from the Raid police force had been negotiating with him and took him into custody unhurt.Little was known about the hostage-taker, but a judicial official said he had no police record. The official also spoke on condition of anonymity, citing policy.In late June, a man took four employees of a bank hostage in Toulouse. Authorities at the time said he appeared to be mentally ill and ranted disjointedly about religious motives.Toulouse is the southern French city that was terrorized by a gunman in March whom police say claimed links to al-Qaida and killed three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers. The suspected perpetrator, Mohamed Merah, was killed after a long standoff with the Raid police.___Associated Press writers Masha MacPherson, Milos Krivokapic, Cecile Brisson and Angela Charlton contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressPARIS (AP) – An armed man who took hostages Tuesday morning at a school complex just south of Paris used a “fake firearm,” according to a top official.All hostages _ who included children _ were released unhurt and the suspect is now in police custody.Most hostages were freed fairly quickly, police said, though one parent was held for several hours.The drama began as parents dropped their children off at the complex, which was being used as a summer camp. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more

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