December 6, 2019
  • 11:17 am Seven killed after cable car snaps in Gulmarg
  • 11:17 am I was threatened and humiliated by Governor, alleges Mamata
  • 11:17 am Shantaram Naik calls for a full-fledged Defence Minister in the wake of tension on Chinese and Pakistan borders
  • 11:14 am The festival that runs itself (almost)
  • 11:13 am CRPF jawan killed, two injured in encounters with Maoists in Gadchiroli

first_imgThe Maoists torched several vehicles and killed a former cop in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh late night on Monday.The incident took place on the National Highway No.30, which connects Sukma and Telangana.According to a police officer, the rebels stopped two state-owned buses near Penta village, hardly five kilometers from Dornapal police station. The passengers were asked to get down and both buses were torched along with two trucks, which were passing through the area.According to some local reporters, former Special Police Officer (SPO) Sodi Munna was traveling in one of the buses. The rebels identified and killed him. The Maoists also left banners near the spot of the incident condemning the recent killing of 10 Maoists by the Greyhounds in the neighboring Bijapur district last week.“We demand that there should be a judicial inquiry of the alleged encounter on March 2 and the culprits should be punished,” read one of the banners issued in the name of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist). A banner put out by outlawed CPI (Maoist) party.  | Photo Credit: Special Arrangementlast_img read more

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first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Suerte was already a star in Cebu, having won three titles and two MVPs in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.“It’s a good thing to have played here in Manila because, for me, more people saw my talent,” said Suerte who added that players from Cebu could also break out in the capital.“Us Visayans and players from Mindanao are warriors, we won’t back down to anyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Millions in cash rewards await Sibol eSports team in SEA Games The former player out of University of Visayas made sure he went out with a bang, finishing with 28 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks.Suerte, who spent just one year of eligibility with the Red Warriors, said he’s ready to take the next step and put himself in a position to go to the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I think I’ve maximized my one season in the UAAP,” said Suerte in Filipino. “The competition here is incredible, and I’m amazed at myself that I can match up with everyone else.”“I’m just thankful and I put my fate in the Lord’s hands.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Rey Suerte ready to move on to the big leagues. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s the end of a short yet fruitful UAAP journey for Rey Suerte and the one-and-done man for University of the East is ready to take on the bigger things in his basketball career.Suerte finished his stint in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday, leading University of the East to a 79-77 win over National University at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s a sign of Manchester City’s incredible level this season that a 3-1 win over a major rival like Arsenal was met with a “could do better” assessment by manager Pep Guardiola.”We could have scored five or six today,” Guardiola said. “We just needed to be more clinical.”Unbeaten. An eight-point lead. Ten wins from 11 games. 38 goals. And still Guardiola isn’t satisfied.That’s the standard the rest of the Premier League is up against this season.Playing four days after an energy-sapping 4-2 win at Napoli in the Champions League, City weren’t as fluent as usual but still swept past Arsenal at Etihad Stadium to make another statement heading into the international break.City needed some luck, though, with Kevin De Bruyne’s opening goal in the 19th minute followed by a contentiously awarded penalty, converted by Sergio Aguero after Nacho Monreal nudged Raheem Sterling, and then a third by Gabriel Jesus that should have been ruled out for offside against David Silva in the build-up.”It will be difficult this season,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, when asked if City could be stopped. “The way they have started, the way they are on a run, the quality they have. If on top of that at home they have decisions like that, they will be unstoppable.”It’s now a club record-extending 15 straight wins in all competitions for City – a streak that includes a penalty-shootout triumph in the League Cup. A 1-1 draw against Everton, when City played more than a half with 10 men, in mid-August is the only slip-up so far.advertisement”Two months in a row without a draw: phwoar, it’s a lot,” Guardiola said. “It shows how strong we are in our mind.”Guardiola said it was his players’ mental strength that got them past Arsenal, with City showing signs of fatigue in the second half. Arsenal changed its entire team from its midweek Europa League game and briefly looked more likely to score after substitute Alexandre Lacazette shot through goalkeeper Ederson Moraes’ legs for 2-1 in the 65th.Yet, City regained its two-goal cushion when Fernandinho played in Silva, who was marginally offside. The playmaker cut inside and squared a pass for Jesus to sweep home in the 74th, ending Arsenal’s realistic hopes of a comeback.City already has three wins over the supposed “Big Six” in the Premier League this season, having already beaten Liverpool and Chelsea. In the whole of last season, City managed two (away to Manchester United and home to Arsenal).City started Sunday with a lead of five points over second-place Manchester United, which lost 1-0 at Chelsea hours after City’s win.”The more you win, the more teams want to beat you,” said De Bruyne, who lashed home left-footed from the angle to give City the lead. “It’s been a great start for us in the season. It’s great to win these big games.”Aguero received a blue boot trophy in an on-pitch presentation before the game after breaking the club’s scoring record in midweek. By slotting home his penalty off the post, he moved onto 179 goals for the club since joining in 2011.Arsenal has lost four of six away games in the league for the first time since 1981 and Wenger, with his team now 12 points behind City, was left to bemoan the crucial decisions from the officials.”We are used to it when we come here,” Wenger said. “I feel they don’t work enough, because it happens every season. It is unacceptable.”last_img read more

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first_img Next All England Championships: Srikanth eases into Round 2, Ashwini-Sikki go down fightingAll England Badminton Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth strolled past Brice Leverdez into Round of 16 while Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy fell just short after a hard-fought women’s doubles first round match.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri BirminghamMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 00:37 IST All England Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth dominated Brice Leverdez in first round match. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKidambi Srikanth outclassed Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11Srikanth will face Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in Round 2Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in Round 1Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the last 16 of All England Championships in Birmingham with a dominating win over France’s Brice Leverdez on Wednesday. Srikanth took just 30 minutes to dispatch Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 to make his way into the next round of the tournament.Srikanth displayed impeccable net skills and patience to make his way past Leverdez. It obviously helped that his French opponent was unable to handle the air in the arena and kept throwing the shuttles long and wide.Srikanth, who is essentially very good at fast courts, has a challenge in front of him in All England in the slow Birmingham arena. However, the Guntur lad showed the skills to play around well in the conditions at All England.In Round 2, Srikanth will take on Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie, who earlier beat South Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 21-16, 21-19.@srikidambi reaches Rd2 of #YonexAllEnglandPutting up an ace performance against @BriceLeverdez1, Srikanth wins the match with a 21-13; 21-11 scoreline and ensures a confident start to the #YAE19. Keep the momentum going. #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/Fsk23VZNG9BAI Media (@BAI_Media) March 6, 2019Srikanth was never really troubled by Leverdez with the Indian dominating the French at the net and at the back court.The beginning of the first game was neck-and-neck as both the players were gauging the conditions but Srikanth went with a slight edge of 11-9 into the break.Srikanth, however, pulled ahead after the break while Leverdez was left searching for answers.With some wonderful all-court badminton, coupled with Leverdez’s errors, Srikanth brought up game points at 20-13.advertisementThe Indian needed just one chance as Leverdez hit the net and Srikanth pocketed the first game 21-13.The second game had a forthright start from the Indian as he ran off to a 7-0 lead over the French.Leverdez kept struggling with his length as Srikanth went into the break with a massive 11-4 lead.Leverdez let out a few shrieks to get himself up after winning a few, rare points but Srikanth was not to be moved.Srikanth eventually wrapped up the game 21-11 with absolute ease as he made a good leave to Leverdez’s long shot.ASHWINI-SIKKI GO DOWN FIGHTING Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy showed tremendous fight and skill against the world No.7 Japanese pair of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto but lost 21-16, 26-28, 16-21 in an hour and 17 minutes to bow out of All England Championships.Tanaka and Yonemoto were the clear favourites against the world No.25 Indian pair but Ashwini-Sikki showed their mettle against their Japanese opponents, who looked short of ideas and energy in the first game.Making the best of the situation, Ashwini-Sikki took the first game 21-16.The second game however turned out to be far more difficult as the Japanese pair started coming into their own.Ashwini-Sikki showed excellent fight to stave off game points multiple times but in the end lost 26-28 to take the match into the decider.The decider was a close affair again with both the pairs exchanging points and the rallies in the match were kept surprisingly shot.Towards the fag end of the decider, Tanaka and Yonemoto upped the ante and Ashwini-Sikki struggled to keep their composure and the shuttle in.Eventually, the Japanese wrapped up the match as Sikki’s shot hit the net.Results from earlier in the day:PV Sindhu lost 16-21, 22-20, 18-21 to Sung Ji HyunB Sai Praneeth beat HS Prannoy 21-19, 21-19Meghana Jakkampudi-S Ram Poorvisha lost 21-18, 12-21, 12-21 to Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova-Alina DavletovaAlso Read | For me All England Badminton Championships is just another tournament: PV SindhuFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kidambi SrikanthFollow Ashwini PonnappaFollow N Sikki ReddyFollow PV SindhuFollow All England Championshipslast_img read more

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first_imgPress Release, October 12, 2014 zoom Port EvergladesCrowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group and Seaboard Marine Ltd., have entered into a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) in the Dominican Republic trade lane, while also changing their current VSA to Panama and Costa Rica.The new VSA, which commences mid-November, will provide a weekly service on a larger ship moving directly between Port Everglades, Florida, and Rio Haina, Dominican Republic.Concurrently, the existing VSA between Seaboard and Crowley to Panama and Costa Rica will now call only Port Miami starting in mid-November. Both Seaboard and Crowley vessels will arrive weekly at Port Miami on Tuesday evening and sail southbound on Fridays.“These two arrangements permit us to gain efficiencies while enhancing schedule integrity to our customers. Transit times to and from Costa Rica, as an example, will be improved,” said Edward Gonzalez, Seaboard Marine president and CEO. “We are also pleased that we can reduce our carbon footprint by making these changes.”Under the new Dominican Republic agreement, a vessel will discharge and load in Port Everglades each week on Wednesday, then depart for Rio Haina, for arrival on Saturday before departing northbound on Sunday.While Crowley and Seaboard will equally share vessel space, each carrier will continue to provide its full complement of equipment types and other services utilized by their Dominican Republic customers respectively.Seaboard will continue to offer a weekly Sunday sailing from Port Miami to Rio Haina while Crowley will still sail weekly on Sunday from Port Everglades to Rio Haina.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is making history with Hello Sailor! Gay Life on the Ocean Wave. The exhibit, which looks at gay culture as part of seafaring life from the 1950s to present day, opens for the first time in North America on Thursday, May 19, at the museum. Hello Sailor! is adapted from an exhibit created by National Museums Liverpool in England. It is based on Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea, a book published by Jo Stanley and Paul Baker in 2003. The exhibit has been on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool since 2006. To include Nova Scotian and Canadian perspectives, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic conducted research with local members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and intersex, or LGBTI community. Five gay mariners voluntarily participated, contributing personal anecdotes, photos and items for the exhibit. “This is a first for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and an example of what our museums do best — uncover unique aspects of our history,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “The aim is to explore this topic in an insightful and respectful way, just as the museum does with its other exhibits about life at sea.” “Consultations with the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the local LGBTI community have helped staff present the exhibit in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience,” said Calum Ewing, director of museum operations. Ms. Stanley, guest curator for the exhibit, traveled from Halifax, England to attend the launch. Hello Sailor! runs until Nov. 27. For more information on the exhibit go to http://maritime.museum.gov.ns.ca or call 902-424-7490.last_img read more

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first_imgCALGARY – The Calgary Zoo says it has successfully hatched several dozen greater sage grouse in an effort to bolster the endangered prairie bird’s population.The zoo says eight hens, six males and 50 juveniles are thriving at its Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre.The goal is to eventually reintroduce some of the birds into the wild, where fewer than 400 remain.Greater sage grouse are threatened by habitat destruction and human development.The zoo says there are only five mating grounds — known as leks — left in Canada: two in Saskatchewan and three in Alberta.The Calgary Zoo opened its breeding facility last fall.“Saving greater sage grouse is important, but it is not easy. I am proud of the progress that has been made in founding a vibrant reintroduction breeding program that can assist wild populations for years to come,” Axel Moehrenschlager, the zoo’s conservation director, said in a release Thursday.“With experts, federal and provincial government partners, and landowners we will now reassess conditions in the wild to develop release strategies that can be progressively improved over time.”The custom-made breeding facility provides the birds with a natural environment, which is important for their successful reproduction and welfare. Sage brush, grown in the wild in British Columbia, will be used as a winter food source for the flock.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has sought a report from the District Magistrate of Nadia, on the statements made by Trinamool Congress MLA from Chakdah Ratna Ghosh Kar.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has asked the District Magistrate to submit a detailed report in this regard soon. The BJP leaders in the state had earlier moved to the CEO’s office, demanding action against the TMC MLA. Kar found herself embroiled in controversy after she made some objectionable remarks on the Central Forces. It was alleged that during a closed door party meeting, she had appealed the party cadres to “chase the Central Forces away.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe video of the same had gone viral on social media. In the video, she was allegedly found requesting the members of the Mahila Morcha, the women organisation of Trinamool Congress, to pick up broomsticks and ‘chase the Central Forces away’ if there is a need. She allegedly said that there is nothing fair or unfair when it comes to winning elections, instructing party cadres to win the elections by any means. She had also reminded the party workers that during the 2016 Assembly elections, Central Forces had beaten up the workers. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, another television actor from Bangladesh, Abdun Gaji Noor, triggered controversy after he allegedly took part in an election rally at Dum Dum in favour of TMC candidate Saugata Roy. The incident comes a day after Bangladeshi film actor Ferdous Ahmed was asked by the office of the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh to leave the country and go to Bangladesh. Ahmed was dragged into controversy after he attended election rallies in Raiganj constituency areas on April 14. The actor was seen seeking votes for Trinamool Congress candidate Kanaia Lal Agarwal at campaign rallies across Hemtabad and Karandighi, near the Indo-Bangladesh border.last_img read more

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A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing support to a British man who has been detained in Sri Lanka and are in close contact with local authorities to regularly check his welfare is being maintained while he is in prison.”The most recent Home Office guidance on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, published last month, includes reports from various human rights organisations and the US state department. There is a warning of “a growing climate of fear” as well as incidences of arbitrary arrest and torture contained in the report (pdf).Steve Pound, the Ealing North MP in whose constituency Renukaruban lives, said he had contacted the Foreign Office’s south Asia desk on Thursday and that it was now investigating the case.MP Gareth Thomas of the all-party parliamentary group for Tamils, said: “We continue to receive reports in the UK about people of Tamil background who have been tortured in Sri Lanka. The UK government is not doing enough to confront the Sri Lankan authorities about these claims.” (Colombo Gazette) The couple planned to marry on 8 June and a small family party had been arranged. Renukaruban was planning to return to the UK on 23 June with his new wife and their Sri Lankan marriage certificate, with further celebrations planned in London for family and friends. He was located several days later, after his family made extensive enquiries about his whereabouts, with injuries consistent with torture, lawyers said. The family engaged Anton Punethayanagam, a human rights lawyer, to represent him.Renukaruban, who has lived in the UK for 16 years, appeared at Jaffna magistrates court charged with assault, but there was no victim of the alleged assault in court and details of how, when and where the assault had taken place were sketchy. Punethayanagam said: “The criminal charge upon our client is baseless as the purported complainant is in exile. He did not appear at all and this proves that the police are pursuing a false charge in his name. Our client was never involved in such assault and we have evidence to confirm this.” He said only international pressure could save his client’s life.Renukaruban’s family believe the real reason why he was arrested and detained is that he was previously involved with LTTE, known as the Tamil Tigers, a militant organisation focused on freeing Tamils from persecution by the Sri Lankan state.The Foreign Office confirmed it was involved in the case and providing assistance to Renukaruban to ensure he was not subjected to violence while in custody. Renukaruban’s sister, Velauthapillai Lalitharuby, 26, who lives in London and has refugee status, is campaigning for her brother’s release and return to the UK. She said: “If someone is arrested on suspicion of having committed a criminal offence in Sri Lanka a warrant should be produced. But in my brother’s case no warrant was shown.” But soon after Renukaruban arrived back at the family home in Jaffna his family claim two men arrived on motorbikes, beat him up in front of his mother and older sister and then bundled him into a van. He was then taken to Jaffna prison. She added: “My brother and I are very close. He does a lot to look after me. I have been crying since I found out that he has been arrested. I just don’t know what to do. I have contacted everyone I can think of to try to get him released and returned to the UK – the Foreign Office and local MPs. I haven’t slept since I found out that he had been arrested. I’m so afraid of what might happen to him. I won’t be happy until he is safely back in the UK.”Punethayanagam said it was unusual for torture victims to be treated in hospital and that it was only because of the involvement of the Foreign Office and campaigners in the UK that he had been taken out of Jaffna prison to the hospital. He said his client was chained to the hospital bed and watched by two armed police officers. He added that he had taken photos of his client’s injuries covertly.Ambi Seevaratnam, international coordinator of the International Centre for the Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide, said: “He has torture marks all over his body. We need to get him out of Sri Lanka and back to the UK as soon as possible. Any Tamil who is a British citizen who travels to Sri Lanka from London seems to be suspected of being a traitor.” A British man has been detained and tortured in Sri Lanka after travelling to the south Asian country to get married, his family and human rights lawyers have claimed, according to The Guardian newspaper.Velauthapillai Renukaruban, 36, who lives in Ealing, arrived in the country of his birth on 1 June to marry Thajeepa Vinayagamoorthy, 27. The marriage had been arranged by the couple’s families and they had got to know each other by speaking on the phone over a period of months. read more

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by Sue Manning, The Associated Press Posted Aug 12, 2015 9:03 am MDT Last Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consommé, and spend their time on an iPad.The Russian blue cats spend a few days to a couple of weeks at Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, New Jersey, when their owners go out of town. And it’s pretty clear to owner Shannon Muller, of nearby Morris Plains, that her cats get more indulgences at the hotel than at home.When Boris and Anastasia get to the resort, “they barely look back at us,” she said. “But when they come home, they are glad to be home.”People are pouring more money into pampering their pets, including at high-amenity hotels such as Morris Animal Inn. The luxury and the costs vary widely at kitty resorts, but all cater to cats that are no longer left at home without care. These days, they’re getting the same out-of-town treatment as dogs while people emphasize pet care and cats become more popular with help from online videos and TV specials.Morris Animal Inn started boarding cats in the 1980s with a basic enclosure, litter and food. It expanded its services because pet parents are treating their cats and dogs more like family and demanding specialized and customizable services, said Joann Morris, vice-president and co-owner.“Our first activity was the pampered pet session, simulating the love and attention they might get at home from an independent cat sitter,” she said.It costs $12.95 a session and is popular with those who don’t want to buy a full menu of services. For those who do, package prices range from $19.95 to $49.95 per day and vary mainly by how much one-on-one attention the cat gets.The most popular is the Purr-fect package, built for the most active animals, which gives cats lots of personal attention, five-star fare and even a running wheel that looks like a large hamster wheel. They also get plenty of time to play with toys, climb ropes, create art on iPads by pawing at the screen, listen to classical music and snack on catnip.Kitty TV is always tuned to something cats like to watch: butterflies, balls, birds. Once they’re tired, they head back to their three-story suites for a snooze. The rooms offer a birds-eye view of the lobby through clear plastic, wide window seats and soft pillows — no metal resembling a cage.Older cats or those who like to laze can get cheaper packages with more sleep time, fewer activities and a premium bed. But everyone gets maid service and daily brushing.Morris Animal Inn isn’t the only hotel doling out kitty amenities.The Pawington in South San Francisco is a 23,000-square-foot dog and cat day-care and boarding centre. Suites, much like Morris’, come in packages or ala carte. Priced at $45 to $65, they include separate ventilation systems and hideaway dens for peaceful rest.At Whiskers Luxury Cat Boarding in Georgetown, Texas, every suite has a 7-foot tree topped with a kitty skybox. The owners even promise a family of finches for cats to watch. Suites range from $25 to $80 per night, depending on amenities.The cat-comfort craze has even moved into veterinarians’ offices, with a push for feline-friendly, dog-free facilities where cats are handled more gently and get calming pheromones, said Raelynn Farnsworth, a professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.For Muller, she wonders if her cats realize all the ways they’re pampered at luxury kitty camp. It wasn’t long ago that Boris and Anastasia stayed in a cage at the vet’s office when she and her husband left town.When the Mullers heard about the attention Morris Animal Inn gave cats, they signed up their pets for every amenity.“It was like opening the door to paradise,” Shannon Muller said. When owners are away, cats can play at luxury resorts no longer reserved just for needier dogs photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, Boris, a Russian blue cat, sits near a video displaying birds in his enclosure that includes small beds, video and a clock, for pampering cats at Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, N.J. Boris is being pampered in ways traditionally reserved for dogs just a few years ago. The number of feline guests at this trendsetting pet hotel have gone up, as have estimates of the number of feline pets in the United States. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) read more

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first_imgGreat Bear Rainforest Kensington Palace on Monday announced an itinerary which will see the Royals travel to British Columbia province and Yukon territory.After beginning the tour in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, they will travel to Vancouver.The trip will then continue to the island village of Bella Bella, the Heiltsuk Indian Reserve, and the Great Bear Rainforest. Justin Trudeau and his family react after he was named the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in OttawaCredit:Reuters Justin Trudeau and his family react after he was named the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in Ottawa The tour will end in Victoria – which was named after William’s great-great-great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria – on October 1.The Duke and Duchess have visited the country before, as newly-weds in 2011.This time they are widely anticipated to be accompanied by their young family.Prince George, three, and his sister stayed behind in the UK with their nanny when the Duke and Duchess visited India and Bhutan earlier this year.Prince George previously travelled to Australia and New Zealand with his parents in 2014 when he was nine months old.Mr Trudeau’s youth, popularity at the polls and keen eye for a media opportunity have seen him create social media frenzies more usually seen around pop stars.The Liberal leader once fought and won a charity boxing match against a Canadian Conservative senator in 2012. He did a striptease down to his vest for charity in 2011 and has a tattoo of planet Earth inside a Haida raven on his left bicep. Earlier this year, he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade and also performed one-armed press ups to demonstrate his country’s readiness for the Invictus Games.Mr Trudeau was elected last year, ending almost 10 years of Conservative rule in Canada. But their official visit to the wilderness of western Canada raises the prospect of the country’s majestic scenery being used as backdrops for joint photo shoots with the young Royals and the Trudeaus.Interest in the visit will be heightened because the Duke and Duchess are widely expected to be accompanied by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, marking the first official royal tour for their 15-month-old daughter.center_img 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. Great Bear RainforestCredit:Rex They are two of the most photographed young families in the world, whose every move is captured by banks of lenses.Now a Royal trip to Canada may unite the two most telegenic families on the planet in a visit being billed as a “match made in paparazzi heaven”.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will fly to Canada late next month for an official visit featuring bear spotting and trips to unspoilt temperate rainforest, after accepting a formal invitation from the country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau. The forest known as the Amazon of the North stretches for more than 250 miles along the Pacific coast of British Columbia and is the only home of the rare Kermode, or Spirit bear, which is a sub species of black bear with white fur.The Duke and Duchess will also visit Kelowna in British Columbia, before moving to Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon, north west Canada, in a region famed for the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush when some 100,000 people flocked to the area trying to find gold.The couple will also journey to Haida Gwaii – a remote archipelago formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands – home of the Haida Nation of indigenous people.last_img read more

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The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have agreed on a window for the 2019 edition of the tournament. Accordingto a CPL release, this year’s event will take place between 21 August and 27 September. The opening round of matches will take place in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana before returning to these two countries for the playoffs and finals once again.For the second successive year the very best of the cricketing talent in the Caribbean will be taking part in the tournament with WINDIES centrally contracted players available for the majority of the tournament.As well as the very best Caribbean cricketers, fans can look forward to the top international players the sport has to offer descending on the region for 34 matches of high intensity cricket. The Biggest Party in Sport is coming back, and the plan is for it to be even bigger.Speaking about the window for the tournament, Pete Russell, COO of Hero CPL, said: “We are very pleased to be playing our tournament in August and September for the third successive year and we have now agreed that this will be the time of year that CPL takes place for the next five seasons. Fans now associate this time of year with Hero CPL and we have already started work on bringing the party to life in 2019. Having the best Caribbean cricketers and the world’s best overseas players is what our tournament is all about, and this window gives us that.”Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI, said: “The Hero CPL has developed into one of the best and most exciting T20 competitions in the world and we look forward to hosting another successful tournament later this year.  We are pleased that we have been able to find a window in our WINDIES International calendar to ensure that all the best Caribbean cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the T20 World Cup in 2020.”First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere.Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 200 million fans watched the 2018 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. Trinbago Knight Riders are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs. For further information visit www.cplt20.com. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHero CPL 2020 tournament confirmed for August 19 to September 26September 2, 2019In “latest news”Player Draft for 2018 CPL set for March 1 in LondonFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news”SUNSET+VINE named host broadcast producers for HERO CPL …34 matches to be broadcast across 7 countries between 4 August and 9 September 2017May 23, 2017In “latest news” read more

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first_imgMining3, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Caterpillar have signed a collaborative agreement for the research and development of a new positioning system for underground mining. Formally commencing in March 2017, and with financial support from the Queensland Government as part of its Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships program, the research project offers potential solutions to the challenge of accurately estimating the position of vehicles in underground mining environments. The intended outcome of the research project is a cost-effective, reliable, camera-based positioning system for locating and tracking underground mining vehicles within 1 m of accuracy. As well as a sophisticated multi-sensor system that provides centimetre-accurate positioning which will ultimately enable the automation of mine vehicles. Essentially, it delivers the equivalent of GPS to underground mining, without the requirement for significant infrastructure installed throughout the mine.Project leader, QUT Associate Professor Michael Milford said, “If you know where everything is on a mine site at all times you will be able to optimise how the mine site operates, improving safety and productivity. We believe that we can develop next-generation positioning technologies which can be deployed throughout the fleets of underground mining vehicles all around the world.”The project will leverage off research and learnings already acquired in other industries through the work undertaken by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT. The Centre is responsible for an underwater robot that culls crown of thorns starfish, as well as an agricultural robot that can differentiate between weeds and crops. These learnings can be rapidly applied to a mine site scenario ensuring a quicker commercial outcome for the mining industry.Prof Paul Lever, CEO of Mining3 said, “This partnership is an effective model for a major development in the advancement of autonomous mining technology. QUT and Mining3 provide leading research capability in this area, and Caterpillar delivers the experience, product development capability, and local and global channels required to translate research into a product which can be distributed around the mining world.”QUT and Caterpillar are members of Mining3, a world leading research organisation directed by its global mining industry members to develop and deliver transformational technology to improve productivity, sustainability, and safety.last_img read more

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first_imgLeonardo Fibonacci : Suite, biographie, ce qu’il faut savoir sur le célèbre mathématicienSans Leonardo Fibonacci connu aussi sous le nom de Leonard de Pise, on ne compterait pas de la même façon. Grand amateur de chiffres, il est connu pour la suite de Fibonacci et pour avoir ramené les chiffres indo-arabes en occident. Pour en savoir plus, suivez le guide ! BiographieNaissance : vers 1775 à PiseMort : vers 1250On possède peu d’informations sur la vie de Leonardo Fibonacci. Il naît à Pise autour de 1775, son père Guglielmo Bonacci est le représentant des marchands de la république de Pise. Il fait son éducation à Béjaïa en Algérie. C’est là-bas qu’il découvre les mathématiques, sans que l’on sache s’il parle ou non l’arabe. Il voyage en Sicile, en Egypte et en Syrie, il rencontre lors de ses voyages différents mathématiciens et ramène à Pise en 1198 la notation algébrique et les chiffres arabes. Trois ans plus tard, il prouve que toute fraction a/b peut se noter comme une somme de fractions distinctes dont le numérateur est 1.En 1202, il écrit Le Livre des Calculs : ce livre est fondé sur le calcul décimal, alors qu’à l’époque, on calcule à l’aide d’une abaque, un instrument mécanique simplifiant le calcul et on utilise encore les chiffres romains. Le zéro est d’abord mal accepté, Florence l’interdit même, le jugeant confus.La suite de Fibonacci :La suite de Fibonacci commence généralement ainsi :  0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89…À lire aussiAlbert Einstein : QI, citations, biographie, tout savoir sur le plus célèbre des scientifiquesIl s’agit d’un problème récréatif extrait de son livre, Liber Abaci. C’est l’un des tout premier modèle mathématique en dynamique des populations. Leonardo Fibonacci voulait au début compter la reproduction d’une famille de lapins.    Le 18 décembre 2017 à 16:22 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

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first_imgArnold Soukup was strong enough — and bold enough — to pick up a 250-pound bomb and drop it into the ocean.But do you know what buckled the sailor’s knees? Needles.That’s what Vancouver resident Ellen Townsen learned when she represented her dad a few days ago at a reunion of men who’d served on the USS Rainier. They gathered last week in Vancouver — almost within view of that namesake peak — to celebrate their ship’s record of service during three wars.Clark County resident Lon Hannula served aboard the Rainier during the Vietnam War. Townsen stood in for her dad, who was part of the ship’s engine crew during the Korean War. He died about six weeks ago.Larry Arseneau is another Clark County veteran who served aboard the USS Rainier. Ron Stimson of Longview was the reunion host.Ninety-year-old reunion participant Charles Baymiller was aboard two other ammunition ships during World War II before serving on the Rainier during the Korean War.Hannula joined the Navy after graduating from Battle Ground High School. He spent 2 1/2 years on the Rainier as part of the engine room crew.While he was aboard, the ship was recognized several times for delivering ordnance and ammunition in some very challenging circumstances.Transfers at 12 knotsIt wasn’t just unloading crates onto a dock so another ship could haul them onboard. The Rainier and the warships it served were doing on-the-go transfers known as “unreps” — short for underway replenishments.last_img read more

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first_imgDr Kamal HossainJatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said they are initially giving nominations to their candidates based on parties, not the alliance, due to time constraint, reports UNB.”Nomination has not been given now based on the alliance as the parties are separately doing it… we’ll adjust those later,” he told reporters after a meeting with BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at his Bailey Road residence.Kamal also said they can reach an understanding over nominating candidates based on the alliance before the deadline for withdrawal of candidature.Asked whether the Oikya Front accepted the election commission’s decision on using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the six seats, Kamal said they will continue to register their protest against it.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said he had positive discussions with the Oikya Front leaders and they all will be there in the election race in alliance.Gano Forum general secretary Mustafa Mohsin Montu said Oikya Front is not facing any difficulty over sharing seats and hinted that they will be able to settle the seat-sharing issue by 3 December.Earlier, Fakhrul went to Kamal’s residence and sat in a meeting around 10:00am.last_img read more

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first_imgUPDATE: Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 Pro are now available at Amazon.ORIGINAL STORY: It appears that the age of iterative consoles has arrived. Hooray. Speaking with the Financial Times, Sony Interactive Entertainment president Andrew House has confirmed that all of the reports we’ve been hearing about for the past few months are accurate: Sony is indeed working on an upgraded PlayStation 4.The system, codenamed “Neo,” will have upgraded hardware that will allow it to produce 4K resolution and better graphics, and is built for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR peripheral. The system is not meant to supplant the current PS4, and will be sold alongside it. House didn’t give an exact price for the Neo, only saying that it would be more expensive than the current $350 console. The PS4 Neo is being aimed at “hardcore” gamers and those who want more high-resolution content.The system will be backwards compatible with almost all current PS4 games. The report actually says “all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.” This tells us that we can expect that some PS4 games may not be playable on the Neo. The report also says that developers will only be required to put in a “small but manageable” amount of effort when creating games for both the PS4 and Neo.Mister House isn’t worried about consumers who may not be happy that a new PlayStation console will be launched so closely after the last system. “The consumer is attuned to a different cadence of innovation in technology thanks in great part for the upgrades cadence on mobile phones or PCs.” This statement mirrors what Xbox head Phil Spencer said about his company’s plans for an upgraded Xbox One.Those looking forward to hearing more about the PS4 Neo during next week’s E3 event will be disappointed to learn that Sony does not plan to discuss it during their annual press conference. Some reports suggested that the console could be released as early as this fall, but House has stated that Sony is not ready to announce a launch window for the PS4 Neo at this time. But don’t lack the lack of Neo stop you from checking out all of Geek.com’s E3 coverage next week.last_img read more

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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite As braai season approaches, red meat prices are expected to increase by between 9% and 15% between now and December due to tight supply and increased demand from consumers during the festive season, First National Bank (FNB) has cautioned.Red meat prices are relatively stable to strong, due to tight supplies as livestock farmers hold onto stock and avoid slaughtering in the hope that pasture conditions will improve should seasonal rain materialise.Pork will also benefit from the price gain of red meat. However, there won’t be much of a price movement in poultry due to increasing imports.Despite continued pressure on disposable income, consumers will still be able to absorb the slight increase in meat prices during the festive period.Others will opt to purchase red meat in bulk to outweigh price increases. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us therelast_img read more

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first_imgSee the new Real Estate section hereCentral America’s leading and most successful English-language news source announced today the launch of a new real estate section aimed at bringing together the news site’s international and local readership with property owners’ diverse offerings.Following on the heels of a recently announced alliance with the Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors, The Tico Times seeks to return to the Costa Rican real estate world – which helped the company’s former print product thrive – con gusto.The intent, according to The Tico Times’ managers, is to reach the best buyer market, and link it with reputable, high-quality realtors and developers who can meet their needs. According to Mary Anne Weston, sales and marketing director, the new section strives to differentiate itself from standard listing sites that currently dominate the online market.“With our new section, we’re placing a lot of emphasis on real estate, and we’re targeting English-speaking clients. We already have a captive audience,” Weston said.“Evolving from a local, community-based newspaper started by Lincoln School students nearly 60 years ago, to an award-winning news source recognized and quoted worldwide, has been a long road for this organization,” said Jonathan Harris, president of The Tico Times’ parent company, Producciones Magnolia. “This step represents a launch into the modern world, providing readers with a 21st century view of the new Costa Rica.”The 2008-2009 global economic crisis, and the resulting recession here, hurt both Costa Rican and foreign investors. And it hurt The Tico Times, which was reliant on real estate advertising in its now-defunct print newspaper. But the signs of recovery can be seen throughout the country, according to Chamber of Realtors President Andrés Zamora. And in keeping with its history of staying in lockstep with Costa Rica’s evolution, the section promises to provide both buyers and sellers with a new venue in which to connect, Harris said.The new section is a work in progress, but both Harris and Weston said they are confident it is a new chapter for the news site, and part of a diverse business model that will help the site grow in coming years.Check it out and give us your feedback in the comments section below. Go to the Real Estate section.Julee Payne is vice president of the board of directors of The Tico Times’ parent company. Facebook Comments Related posts:Want to start a business in Costa Rica? Getting it done Want to start a business in Costa Rica? Let’s look at the details The 2013 tax return extension deadline is approaching for US expats. Are you ready? Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on timelast_img read more

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