Ombudsman DK Jain to double up as BCCI’s Ethics Officer: COA

first_imgThe BCCI’s newly-appointed ombudsman, Justice (Retd) DK Jain, will also be its ad-hoc Ethics Officer, the Committee of Administrators (COA) running Indian cricket said on Thursday.The COA, in its 10th Status Report filed on October 28, 2018, had requested the Supreme Court to appoint an Ethics Officer in addition to an Ombudsman for looking into the matters of Conflict of Interest.”The Ld. Ombudsman of the BCCI, the Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.K. Jain (retd.), shall discharge the functions of the BCCI Ethics Officer, in addition to his role as the BCCI Ombudsman, as an ad-hoc arrangement till such time that an Ethics Officer is appointed,” the COA said.On March 12, the three-member COA requested Justice Jain to take over as Ethics Officer on an ad-hoc basis till a permanent appointment takes place.Justice Jain agreed to double up as temporary Ethics Officer and will look into all the conflict of interest cases.”Since transparency and measures to avoid conflict of interest are important aspects of the reforms process, there is a need for an Ethics Officer to be appointed at the earliest…,” the COA said in its latest status report.Justice Jain is already looking into Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul chat show controversy due to which the duo served provisional suspension, which was eventually lifted.Also Read | New Zealand sports minister hopes Bangladesh will return to playAlso Read | Smriti Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami continue to top ICC women’s ODI player rankingslast_img read more

10 months agoAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace deal

first_imgAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndros Townsend is in line for a new deal at Crystal Palace.The Sun says Townsend will be handed a contract extension to reward his stunning form.The 27-year-old has started every Premier League game this season and scored a goal-of-the-season contender with a screamer in the win at Manchester City.Townsend has two full-seasons on his current deal but Roy Hodgson, who handed him his England debut in 2013, views him as a key player for the future.The Palace winger wants his future secured as he is pushing for an England recall after missing out on the World Cup last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

(Re)open for business: A Q & A with Portland’s Winn Perry & Co.

first_img The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Agave-Adjacent Spirits Like Sotol Are Worth Your Attention Portland’s West End isn’t what it once was. Whereas an unfortunate dearth of local menswear shops once characterized the bustling downtown district, a bevy of dapper and high-quality retail stores have blossomed amid the city’s growing thirst for locally-sourced and American-made goods. Spruce Apothecary and Danner, Oregon’s iconic foot brand, both recently-opened shops in downtown’s Union Way. Poler and leather-toting Tanner Goods followed in suite, and the classically like-minded Self Edge wasn’t far behind. However, Winn Perry & Co. was a different kind of dapper before co-owner Jordan Sayler closed its doors in 2011 to pursue a merchandising and product development job elsewhere. It was one of the first Portland stores to feature remarkable craftsmanship specifically catered toward the value-conscious man who opts for quality over quantity, and one of the few to bring a classically-elegant approach to fashion into the modern era. And fortunately for Portland, Winn Perry & Co. is once again open for business — this time west of the dividing Willamette River and a mere stone’s throw from the aforementioned retailers.Nestled between a juice bar and one of Portland’s landmark record stores, the new location is much like the living room you never had. The space is compact and sparse, delicately highlighted with a handpicked selection of homemade furniture and a collection of beautiful canes culled from business partner Kurt Foster’s personal collection, or more so his grandfather’s. Levi’s Vintage Clothing denim and a range of Alden shoes dapple the left-hand wall, while a healthy assortment of Tory Leather belts and handcrafted accessories — Bear & Son pocketknives, Abbeyhorn oxhorn tumblers, English Hunter’s Flasks, etc. — litter the center table. Other classical-tuned and tasteful apparel adorns the shelves, including a swath of custom, 7-oz cotton jerseys that are knit, cut, and sewn locally by the last remaining cotton knitting mill in Portland (Columbiaknit). Like the store’s custom-specified oxford shirts and flannel, the crews are reliably crafted with special attention to detail, sporting double-needle stitching and a taped jersey neck for added durability. Elsewhere in the store, a vinyl record player basks beneath a hand-carved cuckoo clock, readily poised to blast Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River or Johnny Cash’s Orange Blossom Special (two of Sayler’s favorites at the moment).The Manual recently sat down with 28-year-old Sayler to discuss his fashion philosophy, his new brick-and-mortar store, and what the future of Winn Perry & Co. holds for the Portland native.The Manual: How did Winn Perry & Co. originally begin?Jordan Sayler: We originally opened in 2008 on the east side of Portland. We shared a space with Duchess at the time, a retailer specializing in custom clothing and wedding apparel, so the original idea was to supply off-the-rack clothing — belts, shoes, shirts, etc. — to go hand-in-hand with the custom suiting. We shared the building with Duchess for two years, before we moved next door into a small space and I began to venture out on my own. I then closed the store in 2011 to take a job with Schoolhouse Electric, retailing out some of the old merchandise online for awhile before shifting my focus to other things.M: So, why reopen now?JS: There wasn’t any one, “aha” moment. Kurt and I had been discussing things to do together for a long time since we were both involved in clothing and I was still in contact with a lot of my old vendors — many of whom I had made friendships with were continually pressing me to open the store back up so they could have someone in Portland. From there, it organically grew into something new, something reliant on conversations between Kurt and I and what we wanted to do. It just seemed like the right time. [Note: Foster is currently the Senior Global Merchandiser at New Zealand-based apparel company, Icebreaker, and has been so for the past six years].M: How did you originally get involved in men’s style and fashion?JS: While at Portland State University, I did the stereotypical Portland thing: I screen printed out of my garage. I screen printed a lot of things, but mostly band t-shirts and those for coffee shops. Between screen printing and doing a little graphic design work on the side using Adobe Illustrator, I just began garnering a greater interest in quality clothing. Local production and products made in the U.S. have always been appealing to me. You can get quality goods anywhere, but I’ve always  been personally interested in supporting the people closest to me (or as close as possible). The United States has been an important manufacturer over the last 150 years and I believe it’s important to keep that tradition alive in some regard, even if we’re not always the bastion of apparel manufacturing we once were. It’s an important skill set to keep within our country, so I try to work with U.S. manufactures and product whenever possible. It’s just something that’s always made sense in my head.M: What’s the main thread underlying Winn Perry & Co.’s stock?JS: We strive for high-quality, well-made  menswear people can love and hold on to for a long time in their closet. We don’t believe in disposable goods, and we try to take an updated sensibility to classic garments, whether it’s tailored for a man who is 18 years old or 70. We have a specific taste catered to the Pacific Northwest and the climate. We do special make-ups on our shoes [styles made exclusively for individual retailers] so they’re built to last if they get wet, and because Portland rarely exhibits extreme seasons, most of our garments can be comfortably worn fall through summer. You can see a guy wearing jeans and a nice shirt four seasons of the year. Flannel may change into a broadcloth or a poplin blend, but as far as clothing clothes, you can keep the same things year round.M: How has the Portland’s fashion scene changed over the past few years?JS: Well, there’s been a greater interest in men taking more care regarding the things they’re wearing. They want to be more knowledgeable, they want to take more thought about who’s producing the things they buy and where the apparel is coming from. When it comes to lifestyle brands, it’s not so much about the product as it is the values beyond it, from the production to the story behind it. In my mind, lifestyle is more in regard to the values and everything that’s involved with that actual company. And people can relate to that.M: What are some of your favorite items in the store?JS: I’m always incredibly partial to the Alden shoes, but that’s always been a favorite of mine. However, the thing nearest and dearest to my heart — because I had a hand in every part of its production — is the custom-made t-shirts we make. We design the fit and styling of the entire garment, and the fabric and constriction is developed and made right here in Portland. I wear them everyday.M: What’s next for Winn Perry & Co.?JS: We’re definitely going to be rounding out our merchandise selection for the fall, but as far as clothing is concerned, we hope to add more outerwear and knitwear. I’d also love to start doing more local production of our own items, opposed to relying on local and national manufacturers, starting with belts and wallets. It may be a but further down the line, but that’s something I enjoy doing.Check out the Winn Perry & Co. website for further information and to shop online — or if in Portland — head over the shop’s brick-and-mortar store on SW 9th Ave., directly off W. Burnside. You Can Rent Jimmy Chin’s Personal Camper Van last_img read more

Deschutes Brewery Barrel Program

first_img The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Editors’ Recommendations Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, makes some of the biggest and most exciting barrel-aged beers in the country. We talked to barrel master Ryan Schmiege about the risks and reward of sitting on beer for years. His position in Bend affords him the opportunity to taste beer in all the stages of its life, but with a critical eye toward risks and off flavors that could threaten his casks at any time. He shared thoughts on the process, aging, blending, and even told us about an upcoming brew you can only find at the Deschutes pubs and tasting room.Barrel aging beers has become ubiquitous among craft breweries in recent years, but Deschutes has been at it for a while, could you talk about it how and when that process started?For Deschutes, barrel aging really began with Mirror Mirror and The Abyss; so that means 2005, as both of them were first released in 2006.  At that time the brewery’s founder, Gary Fish, was asking the brewers to take more risks.  He wanted to use ingredients that other brewers weren’t using, to push boundaries of styles and flavor profiles that would really excite our fans.  Barrel aging fit into that scenario very well.  We have maintained the attitude of pushing boundaries ever since, from R&D phases right through to production products.You went through a big expansion into a new space in the last couple of years, has that expanded the program’s reach?Absolutely.  Just over two years ago we moved our barrel aging to a warehouse a couple miles across Bend from our main brewery; we simply couldn’t fit it all on site.  At that time we had roughly one thousand casks.  Today, we have about thirty-five hundred casks comprised mostly of whisky and Oregon pinot. We also use a fair amount of new American and new Oregon oak and we have barrels that previously held Tempranillo, Cabernet, Malbec, Muscat, Sauternes and other wines; even Sherry.  We’ve expanded into Cognac, Rum and Tequila too.All of this allows us to produce a wide variety of barrel aged beers. Some of those beers don’t get sold outside of our public houses, while there are others that we try to have reach our entire sales footprint.Do you find yourself being able to craft more new and interesting beers, or does most of your time go towards refining the beers people are already familiar with?Barrel aging, as with most elements of craft brewing, is an ever evolving process.  We do a great deal of experimentation with the intent of learning and discovering.At the same time, we are always looking for potential ways to improve more widely familiar beers such as those you mention and even those that don’t hit oak.  We have no sacred cows, so to speak.  If we can improve our flagship brands like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, then we’re going to do it.  One of our core values is, “Do our best and next time do it better.”There are risks involved in barrel aging, not the least of which is deferred profits on beers with big upfront cost like barleywines. How do you mitigate these risks and ensure a quality product from 6 months to 4 years out?It begins with very good brewing practices, which means clean and sanitary.  We take very good care in cleaning all of our equipment; piping, pumps, tanks, hoses, etc.Throughout the beer’s time in oak we do both lab and sensory analysis periodically.  Flavor tells us a lot and what can appear as small changes in lab analytics can also tell us a lot about the development.Just prior to packaging we bottle condition our products. This means we add back a specified amount of yeast and fermentable sugar so that there is a small re-fermentation in the package.  This adds additional carbonation, helps consume the small amount of oxygen that is incorporated in the packaging process and assists in a longer shelf life for the beer.Generally speaking a higher alcohol content helps these beers age as well.  The bottom line is nothing lasts forever.  These beers as well as all others, change with age.  Likewise no two people have the same taste buds, so while I may love an Abyss that is 5 years old you may prefer it to have less age.One of my favorite days of the year is the Abyss release specifically because our pubs serve sample trays with 5 to 6 different years or releases of Abyss.  Tasting that many releases side by side is a great experience.One of the reserve series beers that’s a little different is Green Monster. What’s the story behind that beer?When the organic beer craze hit craft we got in the game like many other brewers.  We made a beer called Green Lakes Organic Amber.  During the course of brewing one day some non-organic malt was put into a batch of Green Lakes, which therefore meant it was not an organic product.Rather than releasing it anyway without saying anything or dumping the batch, we isolated it. After primary fermentation we put it into some unoccupied wine casks to sour it.  We didn’t know much about souring at that time, so we thought it was a good opportunity to learn.  Its nick-name was Green Monster from the onset.We just left it alone for 3 years, tasting it occasionally.  Finally we found most of it to be in a place we were happy with.  It took about  seven of us no less than five  individual tastings of each cask to determine the final blend.I think it was Gary Fish who at one point said something to the effect of, “If half the consumers love this beer and half the consumers hate this beer, then we’ve done it perfectly.”  In the end the split was damn close to 50/50 on some of the ratings sites.What differentiates the anniversary Black Butte Porter from the year-round version?A lot.  On the very basic level our anniversary releases are imperial versions of the year round Black Butte Porter.  On another level about 30% of the beer gets aged for one year in freshly dumped whisky barrels.  That’s about where the commonality between each of the six releases that have already occurred end.  We change elements of the Anniversary Black Butte Porter every year.  We’ve added coffee, cocoa nibs, pasilla negro peppers, oranges, pomegranate molasses, medjool dates, mission figs, black currants, cranberries and more, sometimes together.  We blended in a kettle soured batch for our 25th Release.  Our 27th anniversary, this coming June, is sure to be a winner as well.There’s a new reserve series beer later this year as well, right?The Specialist will be the fourth in a series of limited release beers that come from our public house breweries.  The same base recipe gets brewed at each pub and goes into oak barrels.  Those barrels later get blended back together and packaged at our production brewery and are then sold exclusively at each pub and our production brewery’s tasting room.  You can’t get them anywhere else.The Specialist, at its essence, is an imperial bitter. We have made a couple of different award winning bitters  through the years and they are still loved by our loyal customers, specifically at our original Bend Oregon Public House.  So, Veronica Vega our Assistant Brewmaster there and Ben Kehs our Assistant Brewmaster in Portland created this beer and aged it in bourbon, pinot and sherry casks.  The result is a lightly earthy, oaky, balanced, malt forward beer with woody notes, bourbon compliments, a very light acidity and elements of dried fruit.Reserve series beers from Deschutes are available at the brewpubs and tasting room, and find them near you by using the Deschutes beer finder. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup last_img read more

India UNSC reform most important yet stagnating process

first_imgUnited Nations: The reform of the UN Security Council has been the most important and yet stagnating processes of the General Assembly, India said calling for action towards early reform of the UN organ that rightfully accords a “central and leading” role to Africa to ensure the Council reflects the world of today and not of 1945. Addressing a high-level plenary meeting to commemorate the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace here on Wednesday, Sanjay Rana, Director General of the UN Division Government of India, emphasised that multilateralism is in crisis today, at a time when the world needs it the most. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Like every crisis, this crisis in multilateralism, presents an opportunity for all of us to reinvigorate our efforts. We should redouble our efforts not only in preserving what we have achieved but also in reinventing it as we move forward,” he said. Rana said the “reform of the peace and security pillar of the UN, i.e, the Security Council has perhaps been the most important and yet stagnating processes of the General Assembly”. The international community must take action towards early reform “so that Africa is given a central and leading role in an internationally formed new order especially in a reformed and expanded Security Council and so that the Council reflects the world of today and not of 1945,” he added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KRana said this is essential to enable nations to effectively deal with the myriad of new challenges and threats facing the world today but also to do justice to the young generation who will inherit the fruits of our action or inaction. He noted that the conversation on multilateralism has not been easy and will continue to be challenging in the future as well but the international community will need to commit itself at every step of this process.last_img read more

Morocco Dismantled 30 Jihadist Cells Since 2013

Rabat – Morocco’s proactive anti-terrorism policy has helped disband 30 jihadist recruitment cells and other cells plotting terrorist operations, said on Monday Interior Minister, Mohamed Hassad.The minister told a meeting with press agencies that the expertise gained by Moroccan security services in proactive counter-terrorism actions is today reputed worldwide and this has earned Morocco the honor to chair an international anti-terror group together with the United States and the Netherlands.Hassad stressed that the Moroccan authorities are doing all it takes and are promoting “international cooperation” to prevent terrorism acts. “We are doing all it takes to stop threats from becoming concrete acts,” he stated. The interior minister, who was accompanied by interior delegate minister, Charki Draiss, also revealed that 1,350 Moroccan nationals have joined terrorists in conflict zones in the Middle East, including 286 ones who have been killed.“These areas have become a genuine suicide zone for young Moroccans,” he deplored before underscoring the awareness-promotion work conducted to dissuade young Moroccans from joining terrorist groups.On Morocco’s migration policy, he pointed out that Morocco has issued legal residence documents to over eligible 20,000 sub-Saharan undocumented migrants in Morocco, noting that the Kingdom was the only country in the region to adopt a genuine migration policy.However, he warned that while adopting this humane-policy, the Moroccan authorities “will make no concession regarding compliance with the law, as they have showed recently in Tangiers (northern Morocco) to evacuate houses that were illegally occupied by undocumented sub-Saharan nationals or dismantle camps erected by others in Nador (northeastern Morocco).”A total of 250 million dollars is spent annually and 13,000 persons are working day and night to monitor and control borders, he went on.During the meeting, the minister also talked about Morocco’s cooperation with European partners in fighting drug trafficking, as it was illustrated by Sunday’s dismantling, near the French southern city of Marseilles of an international drug-trafficking  criminal network.“The operation unfolded in total coordination between the Moroccan and French security services,” he explained, noting that French president, Francois Hollande, has praised the quality of bilateral cooperation in fighting drug-trafficking.While reaffirming Morocco’s resolve to move forward in respecting the law and consolidating the rule of law and individual and collective freedoms and stressing that over 120,000 associations are freely conducting their activities in Morocco, the minister criticized Amnesty International’s methodology.AI overlooks Moroccan laws and the opinion of authorities when it writes its reports, he deplored insisting that Morocco is totally open to international organizations that do a credible and unbiased job.MWN with MAP read more

Ontario threatens its own protectionism in fight against Texas Buy American bill

Ontario threatens its own protectionism in fight against Texas Buy American bill by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2017 12:29 pm MDT Last Updated May 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario has hired lobbyists in Texas and is threatening protectionist measures of its own as it tries to convince state officials not to pass a Buy American bill.Premier Kathleen Wynne claimed victory last month after a successful Ontario push to stop similar provisions in New York state.Now Wynne says she is concerned a bill to extend Buy American provisions to virtually all state agencies in Texas is going to a final review and could get approval as soon as this weekend.“Protectionist actions like those in this bill have the potential to severely hinder our trade partnership and put jobs, workers and businesses both here and in the U.S. at risk,” she said in a statement.The bill would force suppliers to buy iron and steel only from American sources. Those industries have been lobbying hard in favour of the bill, said Monique Smith, Ontario’s representative in Washington. D.C.“A lot of the rhetoric around these provisions are very compelling for Americans, but they don’t necessarily make sense from a trade perspective,” she said.Smith, the consul general in Texas and representatives from Alberta have met with legislators in Austin to highlight the importance of the current trade relationship. As well, Ontario has hired lobbyists in Texas for their expertise in the state legislative process.Trade between Ontario and Texas amounted to more than US$12 billion last year, including in the tech, automotive and construction sectors.If the bill is approved, Ontario may introduce legislation to allow the province to restrict its own procurement policies and processes for Texas firms, Wynne said.“As premier, I will continue to push for open, fair and competitive access to government contracts and free trade overall,” Wynne said in Thursday’s statement. “However, we are also prepared to respond strongly to this action.”Ontario had feared New York’s Buy American policy could have had a domino effect with other states if it was approved.“I hope we don’t have to do this too many times,” Wynne said at the time. “I hope the message is clear.”At the moment, Smith is keeping an eye on Buy American movement in Illinois, Pennsylvania and California. They aren’t necessarily full pieces of legislation, rather provisions within other bills, but officials are looking at the potential effects on Ontario, she said. The California provision calls for putting American food in school lunches, Smith said.Wynne has been increasingly vocal about concerns over signs of increasing protectionism in the U.S., in Buy American policies and a pending renegotiation of NAFTA. She has met and spoken with various U.S. governors as part of a strategy to win over high-profile allies to Ontario’s views on trade.She will be among several premiers heading to Washington, D.C., next month to promote the benefits of free trade and talk NAFTA. read more

DR Congo Ban condemns deadly clashes between protestors and security forces in

“He condemns the violence that has already led to the death of at least 17 people, including three police officers in the capital,” according to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York. The Secretary-General in his statement urged all concerned political leaders and their supporters to refrain from any further violence that could exacerbate the situation.“He calls on the Congolese authorities to ensure that the national security forces exercise maximum restraint in their response to protests,” the statement said, adding that the UN chief also called on all political leaders to address their differences peacefully and through dialogue, in line with Security Council resolution 2277 (2016). Mr. Ban’s call follows similar concern was expressed over the weekend by the UN Mission in the DRC, known by the French acronym MONUSCO, which noted that 16 civil society activists of the Union of Congolese Youth for Change were arrested on 15 and 16 September in Kinshasa while holding an activity on electoral civic education. The arrests were conducted by ANR and PNC officers.The mission recalled that the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly are fundamental rights enshrined in the Congolese constitution.Maman Sambo Sidikou, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC and Head of MONUSCO, called upon all actors in the political process to “abide by the tenets of the Constitution, including peaceful freedom of expression,” whether politicians, civil society activists or media organizations. read more

Learn the lessons of Rwanda says UN chief calling for a future

The 1994 genocide in the East African country saw the systematic murder of more than 800,000 people. The vast majority were Tusi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and other groups also suffered during the 100 days of violence.In his message to commemorate the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, Mr. Guterres said: “Preventing genocide and other monstrous crimes is a shared responsibility and a core duty of the United Nations. The world must always be alert to the warning signs of genocide, and act quickly and early against the threat.” “History is filled with tragic chapters of hatred, inaction and indifference – a cycle that has led to violence, incarceration and death camps,” he added. However, he warned that “the poison of intolerance” still existed around the world. “Even today, minorities and other groups suffer attacks and exploitation based on who they are.” The Secretary-General noted that survivors of the genocide continue to face struggles, but praised their resilience and capacity for reconciliation. VIDEO: Message by Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.He also called on society to “learn the lessons of Rwanda and work together to build a future of dignity, tolerance and human rights for all.”A candle lighting ceremony and a minute of silence will be observed at UN Headquarters in New York today to mark the Day of Reflection. The annual memorial ceremony will be moderated Maher Nasser, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications and feature a poetry performance by Malaika Uwamahoro, Artist and Rwandan student at Fordham University, as well as remarks by Carl Wilkens, Co-Founder and Director of World Outside My Shoes, Linda Melvern, journalist and author, and Valentine Rugwabiza, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations. AUDIO: A young Rwandan poet brings her message of hope “straight from the artist, to the leaders,” at the annual UN event to mark the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. read more

Nwora Cunningham cap Louisville win over Seton Hall

NEWARK, N.J. — Dwayne Sutton scored all 12 of his points in the first half and Jordan Nwora hit four free throws in the final minute, leading Louisville to a come-from-behind 70-65 win over Seton Hall Saturday at the Prudential Center.The win was the second straight for Louisville (5-2), while the loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Pirates (4-3).Seton Hall led for most of the game but the Cardinals outscored the Pirates 16-6 over the final six minutes to take control.Christen Cunningham scored five straight points to get the Cardinals going and V.J. King scored on a put-back with 3:31 left to give Louisville a 61-59 lead that they never relinquished.Myles Powell led Seton Hall with 23 points and Michael Nzei had 12.Jim Hague, The Associated Press read more

Ukrainians remanded over alleged assault of Guyanese miners

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMagistrate warns Ukrainians to desist from contacting her relativesOctober 13, 2018In “Court”Ukrainian nationals to be charged for threatening behaviour, assault on minersAugust 13, 2018In “Crime”Interior conflicts require decisive Govt action- GTUCAugust 13, 2018In “Business” CHARGED: Maksym Furtak and Vitaly ParaschuckThe two Russian-speaking Ukrainians who allegedly assaulted and made threats to two Guyanese miners/rangers were today (Tuesday) brought before the Chief Magistrate to face the charges against them.Vitaly Paraschuck, 38, of A 173 Robin’s Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown and Maksym Furtak , 33, who were stationed at Quartzstone, Cuyuni, where the incident occurred denied the allegations through the use of a translator.The men who were represented by Attorney at Law Mark Waldron, answered to their charges separately.It is alleged that Paraschuck, on August 3 2018 at Quartzstone Backdam, Cuyuni River, while employed as a coordinator and Security Officer by the West Bank Demerara Gold Incorporated  Security Service, failed to wear his uniform while on duty.It is also alleged that on the same day at the same location, he made use of threatening behaviour (pointing a gun) to Charles Clarke, whereby a breach of peace was occasioned.Paraschuck also reportedly unlawfully assaulted Clarke so as to cause him actual bodily harm.The charges against Furtak, who is a Manager, alleged that he, on August 3 at the same location, and while being employed by the West Bank Demerara Gold Incorporated Security Service, failed to wear his uniform while on duty.He is also being charged for allegedly making use of threating behaviour to Rudolph Deane breaching the peace on July 28 at said Quartzstone.Attorney Waldron in his bail application told Magistrate, Ann McLennan that his clients do not pose a flight risk since they already lodged their passports with the Police.He revealed that West Bank Demerara Gold Incorporated Security Service has taken the decision to have the men remain in Georgetown until the matter is completed.The men are also said to be cooperating with investigators.However, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail noting that the men have no ties to Guyana’s jurisdiction as no local address was given for one of the defendants as well as contrary to the claims of their Attorney, their passports have not been lodged and as such, they pose a flight risk.Both men were remanded to prison and will next appear in the Bartica Magistrate Court on August 23 2018.INews had reported that that two foreign nationals, believed to be Russians, were caught on video assaulting Guyanese miners and were taken into police custody after a thorough investigation was launched into the issue.Following the incident, a probe was ordered by the Natural Resources Ministry.In a statement, the Police said that “The Administration of the Force further wishes to indicate that the Supernumerary Constables in question, being employees of the aforementioned company, ought to have been attired in the prescribed uniform approved by the Force’s Administration for that Company, and not as seen outfitted, in the video footage.”Prior to this, it was publicised that two employees of Hopkinson Mining Logistics were executing duties on their employer’s concession when they were intercepted by two operatives who made every attempt to prohibit them from doing so.As such, a security officer of Hopkinson recorded the incident with his cellular phone.The video recording showed a Russian operative who is known in the concession area as “Vitaly,” demanding documentation and challenging the two employee’s right to be on their employer’s claim and subsequently attempted to block their access.The video allegedly showed “Vitaly,” punching one of the men to his face and as the employee attempted to defend himself, the foreign national punched him a second time, then pulled a gun on them.The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) had also obtained additional evidence of a separate incident in which the said Russians allegedly handcuffed another mining worker and tied him onto the roof of a structure and tortured him.The worker was reportedly forced to urinate and defecate while hanging from the roof. read more

Police investigate after man attacked by gang with hammers

first_img Friendly Street in Belfast. Image: Google Maps POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating after a man was reportedly assaulted by a group of men with hammers during the weekend.Detectives in Belfast said that at about 3 pm on Sunday they received a report that a man in his 20s was attacked by a group of men on Friendly Street.The men allegedly brandished hammers during the attack, police said.The man was taken to hospital following the incident and his injuries ar not believed to be life-threatening.Detectives are appealing to anyone in Northern Ireland who may have witnessed this incident to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 773 04/12/16.Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: Three arrested after stolen car drove through red light, didn’t stop for police and crashed into carRead: Man jailed for 17 years for beating man to death with hammer Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 9:30 AM 7,116 Views Image: Google Maps Friendly Street in Belfast. By Cormac Fitzgeraldcenter_img Dec 6th 2016, 9:30 AM 10 Comments Police investigate after man attacked by gang with hammers The man was allegedly attacked on Friendly Street. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share18 Tweet Email1 Short URLlast_img read more

Man with six jail sentences for rape and sexual assault released on

first_imgMan with six jail sentences for rape and sexual assault released on bail over Dart attack Paul Moore (51) was due for sentence last week. Monday 27 Feb 2017, 4:25 PM By Conor Gallagher A MAN WHO has received six jail sentences for rape and sexual assault over the last 25 years has again been released on bail pending sentence for sexually assaulting a woman on the Dart.Paul Moore (51) was due for sentence last week but the case was adjourned to today to allow Moore’s case manager to give evidence on how he can safely live in the community.Today Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the case manager was out of the jurisdiction. Judge Melanie Greally again remanded Moore on continuing bail until March 16, 2017. She said the court should be alerted in the meantime if there were any matters of concern.Moore assaulted the victim, an au pair, in 2014 as she was travelling home from college. Gardaí examined CCTV footage of the incident but Moore was not recognised on the video until two years later.In the meantime, he sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents in the city centre after stopping them in the street and asking them for a cigarette. In 2015, he was jailed for 15 months for these attacks.In that case, Judge Martin Nolan noted Moore “has a predisposition to violence towards women which manifests as rape and sexual assault”.His other offences include raping a musician in 2001, for which he received ten years and raping another woman in 1995, for which he received seven years.GuiltyMoore of Mountjoy Square, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexually assaulting the woman on the southside DART on 28 August, 2014.Moore’s defence counsel, Breffni Gordon BL, said he had spent a significant portion of his life in prison.Counsel said there were conflicting opinions on what caused Moore to commit these crimes. One psychiatric report blamed a head injury he received in 1982 while another blamed an “organic personality disorder.”Gordon asked the court to hear from Moore’s case officer in the Probation Service to see if Moore could “deal with his problems” without going to prison.Judge Greally said Moore’s inability to desist from offending, no matter what punishment was imposed, was a matter of real concern to the court.The judge said any sentence would have to “maximise the ability of the services to supervise Moore”.Toy turtleGarda Peter Brown told James Dwyer BL, prosecuting, that Moore sat near the young woman on the DART and started making small talk. He then moved to the seat beside her and began commenting on her clothes.Moore had a toy turtle in his hand which he said he found on the ground. He said he was looking for a child to give it to.He told her, “you probably think I’m crazy” and asked why she was laughing even though she wasn’t. The woman tried to ignore the man but he kept talking to her.He began to touch her breasts and then pulled at her trousers. He stopped when another passenger sat near them.The woman got off the DART before her stop because she didn’t want Moore to know where she lived.Garda Brown circulated CCTV of the incident but no one recognised Moore. However, when he did so again in 2016, Moore was recognised and arrested. He accepted it was him on the CCTV but said he could not remember the incident.Moore’s defence counsel said he lived a very isolated life and had been disowned by his family. He works one day a week in a charity shop.Read: Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last minute ‘blatant lie’ 29,148 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Image: Sam Boal No Comments Feb 27th 2017, 4:25 PM Image: Sam Boal Share Tweet Email last_img read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Augments Reality Again

first_img 1/7Windows 10 apps appear as flat holographic windows, either floating in the air or fixed to surfaces. 1/7You can Skype on the HoloLens, which projects a window of whoever you’re calling in front of you, and shows the other person your augmented view. 1/7One app, HoloPlanner, lets you see how furniture would look in your workspace. It’s very limited. 1/7HoloStudio lets you build your own holographic dioramas. 1/7Fragments is a detective game that uses the HoloLens like the augmented reality glasses in Heavy Rain. 1/7Galaxy Explorer projects a simple view of the galaxy and the Solar System in the middle of you room. 1/7RIP Holorambe VR gets most of the attention when it comes to strapping futuristic displays to your face, but I still think AR, augmented reality, is actually the future for this kind of tech. And not just because of Pokemon Go. Creating an entire virtual world from scratch requires a lot of potentially sickening heavy lifting. But adding some artificial enhancements to the world you’re already looking at sounds way more feasible. Plus you can still actually see where you are going!Three years ago we got a taste of how potentially cool that kind of AR could be with Microsoft HoloLens, a headset the filled your field of view with all sorts of holograms and windows. It was the real mixed reality product (at least for developers) that Google Glass wanted to be. And now it’s back with HoloLens 2, now coming this September according to a new report on Reuters.Announced at Mobile World Congress, the $3,500 Microsoft HoloLens 2 is still more of a niche enterprise product than something for consumers. But the upgrades it offers seem so cool that you may want to bug your business about it. The wider field of view allows you to see more holograms at once. So if you’re working on an assembly line you can pull up more instructions or even video conferencing windows in your peripheral vision. It’s more physically varied too, comfortably fitting different head (and hair) shapes along with providing optional hard hat protection.AdChoices广告Unlike high-end VR headsets connected to PCs, HoloLens 2 has to be a powerful standalone Windows product. It gets there with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor, connections over USB-C and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5, two 2K 3:2 Microsoft MEMS screens, an 8-megapixel camera, and a space-scanning Kinect sensor. Finally, Microsoft hardware not ruined by Kinect.But the hardware is only useful if there’s a robust AR software library for users to enjoy. At MWC Tim Sweeney of Epic Games suggested AR support for the Unreal Engine (AR Fortnite?) while Microsoft itself is keeping the API open to encourage free experimentation from developers. They just want you to get jazzed about their Microsoft Azure cloud services, which HoloLens 2 uses to “stream high-polygon content” and collaborate across devices.That said, there is a dark side to improved augmented reality. Apparently HoloLens 2 is just one of the perks Microsoft is offering the United States Army as part of  a recent contract worth nearly half a billion dollars. And some of Microsoft’s own employees are now protesting the weapons partnership. This was disappointing when Microsoft worked with ICE and it’s disappointing now. HoloLens shouldn’t be used to aid the business of perpetual war.Harambe may be dead but augmented reality lives with Microsoft HoloLens 2. Look back on the original HoloLens to see how it can both give you some dignity and make you look like a creepy dork. Review: ‘Gears 5’ Brings a Fresh Perspective to the FranchiseToy Tuesday: The Best ‘Gears of War’ Toys <> Stay on targetlast_img read more

Larry Young Show Again Cited Among Best in US

first_imgLarry Young, former Maryland State Senator and current host of “The Larry Young Morning Show,” was named one of the 100 most important talk show hosts in the country by industry bible “Talkers Magazine.” His show is heard Monday through Friday on WOLB 1010 AM from 6 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. According to the magazine, Young is ranked 45 out of 100. Young was first named to the list in 2007 as number 99 and has steadily moved up the ranks year in and year out.Larry Young, former Maryland State Senator and current host of “The Larry Young Morning Show. (Courtesy Photo)last_img read more

South African Officials Calls Trump Claim of WhiteOwned Farm Seizures False

first_imgBy Krista Mahr, The Associated PressSouth Africa’s government on Aug. 24 summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country to “convey the unhappiness of the people” over President Donald Trump’s tweet about alleged White-owned farm seizures and the “large scale killing of farmers.”In a statement, South Africa said it told U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn it was “disappointed” over the failure to use available diplomatic channels.In this photo taken Oct. 30, 2017 people place white crosses, symbolically representing farmers killed in the country, at a ceremony at the Vorrtrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that he has asked the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South African land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.” Trump added, “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” (AP Photo)South Africa’s government has said Trump’s tweet was based on “false information” and served “only to polarize debate on this sensitive and crucial matter.”The country is in the middle of a racially charged debate over land reform, a lawful process that seeks to correct the legacy of decades of White-minority rule that stripped Blacks of their land.Nearly a quarter-century after the end of apartheid, White South Africans, who comprise about 8 percent of the population, own more than 70 percent of the private agricultural land.In July, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling African National Congress party would amend the constitution so the state could start to expropriate land without compensation to speed up the process of land redistribution, but that has not yet happened and no land has been seized.A fringe group of the White minority claims land reform will inspire violent attacks, though experts say farm attacks reflect the country’s generally high crime rate and are on the decline.Claims of “genocide” against White South Africans, however, have been picked up by some White nationalists in the U.S., and leaders of a right-wing South African group traveled to the U.S. in May to lobby officials about the alleged targeting of White farmers.Trump’s tweet early Aug. 22 followed a Fox News segment claiming South Africa had started seizing White-owned farms. The tweet was quickly lambasted by many in South Africa, with one top ruling party official, Zizi Kodwa, telling the Associated Press that Trump has never experienced apartheid and doesn’t know its legacy of stark inequality.Later on Aug. 23, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the administration’s position was that land expropriation without compensation “would risk sending South Africa down the wrong path.”Nauert toned down Trump’s language suggesting that massive land seizures were underway and did not repeat the president’s suggestion that large numbers of White South African farmers had been killed.last_img read more

iOS still safer than Android according to Symantec report

first_img Citation: iOS still safer than Android, according to Symantec report (2011, June 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Symantec has recently done a comparison of the two mobile device operating systems that showed some surprising results. As it turns out iOS currently has 182 more security vulnerabilities than the Android OS. While most of these are lower level flaws, they are still potentially harmful, since they allow full access to a devices data if they are exploited in the correct way. Yet, despite those extra flaws they still came to the conclusion that the iOS is significantly more secure than the Android OS in their overall analysis.The two deciding factors in the analysis are the vetting process for applications, since Android has had a serious problem with trojanized applications being placed in the store in recent months, and the fact that the iOS devices all have data encryption. Android users only get a similar level of protection if they happen to be using a Honeycomb-powered tablet.One other factor that Symantec specifically mentioned is the fact the iOS is “immune to traditional types of viruses and worms” because it can’t run desktop application code, which is how the majority of malicious code is programmed. Oddly enough, this same immunity does apply to Android-based devices of the current generation. Army tests iOS and Android devices for potential combat usage Explore further © 2010 ( — Since the Android OS came out people have been comparing it to the iOS. One of the most important debates has been about the relative security of the two operating systems. The iOS is rather closed, with each of its apps needs to be vetted before it is released and the OS only coming from one vendor. Comparatively, the Android-based devices are a lot more open. Anyone can submit at app and have it included in the directory without vetting and many device makers use the Android OS. 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.last_img read more

President Solís urges lawmakers to pass animal cruelty bill following barbarous attacks

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project Too many cats at the Legislative Assembly, says Costa Rica lawmaker Costa Rica to crack down on puppy mills The savage beating of a toucan has revived the urgency for lawmakers to pass an animal cruelty bill, said President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday during a weekly press conference at Casa Presidencial.Solís said that several recent cases of animal abuse were “barbarous” and “savage.” The case of a toucan that lost more than 50 percent of its beak when a group of teenagers hit it with a stick caught international attention last week and galvanized an online campaign to raise funds for the injured avian.“I want to take this opportunity to call on the different political fractions to come together on an agreement on the terms of this bill so that we have the tools to punish this kind of behavior that is clearly unacceptable,” the president said.Solís presented the Animal Welfare Bill, 18,298, to lawmakers during an extraordinary legislative session that started on Dec. 1, 2014. But the bill has yet to reach the floor for a vote. The bill would increase fines and would authorize prison sentences between one and six years for the intentional harming, torture or killing of an animal or making a spectacle of the former.The injured toucan was a wild animal living in Grecia that was kept as a kind of pet by locals in Grecia who would feed it, said Hugo Alonso, a spokesman for the Zoo Ave Animal Rescue Center, where the bird is recuperating. Because the bird was familiar with people it did not initially fly away when a gang of children hit it with a stick. Alonso said that the bird would not regrow the beak.An Indiegogo campaign raised $6,459 to fund a prosthetic beak for the bird at press time, reaching its $5,000 goal in less than 48 hours using the hashtag #savethetoucan on social media.Said Solís: “These acts go against the respectful and peaceful society that characterizes Costa Rica.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm PDT NEW YORK — Fallout from the Netflix miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the Central Park Five trial continues.The New York Post reports that Elizabeth Lederer informed Columbia Law School on Wednesday that she would not seek reappointment as a part-time lecturer due to negative publicity generated by the series, “When They See Us.”Lederer was the lead prosecutor in the case in which five teenagers were wrongfully convicted in the 1989 rape and beating of a woman jogging in Central Park.The law school dean says in a letter the miniseries “reignited a painful — and vital — national conversation about race, identity, and criminal justice.”Lederer’s move comes after Linda Fairstein, who headed Manhattan’s sex crimes unit at the time, was dropped by her publisher. Fairstein has said the series was full of falsehoods — a charge the director dismissed.___Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.comThe Associated Presscenter_img Central Park 5 prosecutor won’t seek renewal of Columbia joblast_img read more