Judicial custody for Saradha chit fund scam kingpin

first_imgA special court on Friday sent Sudipta Sen, the main accused in the ₹ 2,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam, and co-accused Debjani Mukherjee to 14 days’ judicial custody after they were brought for interrogation from a Kolkata jail to Guwahati.Mr. Sen and Ms. Mukherjee were produced before the court in connection with a 2014 case against them by the State’s Enforcement Directorate (ED). There are similar cases against Mr. Sen, arrested from Kashmir’s Sonmarg in 2013, in West Bengal, Odisha and other states.“The duo was sent to Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital for health check-up before being produced in court,” an officer of Panbazar police station opposite the hospital, where they were brought initially.Officials said Mr. Sen and Ms. Mukherjee would be lodged at the Guwahati central jail before the next hearing on April 6.ED officials had earlier quizzed Mr. Sen, who was Saradha’s chairman and managing director, at Kolkata jail in 2015.last_img read more

Top Stories: Babies, Bee Stings, and Baldness

first_imgSpecial Report: Can NSF Put the Right Spin on Rotators?A little-known fact is that the National Science Foundation (NSF) peer-review system relies on people who aren’t employed by NSF—or any federal agency. Called rotators, NSF says that these loaner scientists help keep the agency on the cutting edge. But both NSF and the scientists pay a price for the program: Loaner scientists can cost much more than normal employees, but they also lack job protection. 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Scientists have found that trees growing over deeply buried deposits of gold ore sport leaves with higher-than-normal concentrations of the glittering element. The finding provides an inexpensive, excavation-free way to narrow the search for ore deposits.A Possible Cure for Baldness, in 3DScientists have successfully grown new hair follicles from the skin cells of balding men. While the research team hasn’t yet shown whether the structures, which produce strands of hair on our bodies, are fully functional and usable for transplants onto a scalp, experts say the discovery is a significant step toward finding new treatments for hair loss.Babies Are Born With Some Math SkillsResearchers have long wondered where our math skills come from. Are they innate, or should we credit studying and good teachers? It turns out that we’re born with at least some of our math skills: According to a new study, a baby’s number sense at 6 months can predict her math ability in preschool. The discovery suggests that part of our proficiency at addition and subtraction may simply be something we’re born with.Why That Bee Sting Might Be Good for YouAllergy sufferers, rejoice! All that sneezing and wheezing may actually be protecting you. Researchers report that mice that develop an allergic response to honey bee stings are more likely to survive lethal doses of the same venom later on, suggesting that some allergies can actually be beneficial.Shutdown Fallout ContinuesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced earlier this week that the rescheduling of grant-review panels affected by the U.S. government shutdown could mean delays of 4 months or more for researchers and up to twice as much work for reviewers. The announcement did not go down well with researchers, many of who were concerned that the extra time would doom labs that depended on the funding. NIH has now revised its plan and will try to schedule most reviews in time for the January council meetings.last_img read more

Penny Hardaway: ‘Jealousy’ from other coaches over NBA background

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The first-year coach says his Tigers still have to prove them wrong by winning.Hired last March to replace Tubby Smith, Hardaway hired former NBA player Mike Miller and Sam Mitchell, a former NBA coach of the year, as assistants. Hardaway has made it clear he’s tapping into his professional background to help his alma mater, including making tweaks to a brand-new basketball facility on campus to bring it up to NBA quality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHis Tigers (13-7) just beat UCF, the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference, 77-57 last weekend. And reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 is Hardaway’s goal for Memphis in his debut season, which faces a serious test this week with road games at Tulsa on Wednesday and at USF on Saturday.Hardaway exchanged verbal jabs with Tennessee coach Rick Barnes a couple days after the Vols beat the Tigers 102-92 in December. Hardaway declined to name any coaches he suspected of being jealous of his coaching staff, saying only that he hears the “rumbling” as they all fight for the same players in recruiting. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Warriors win 11th straight, cap perfect trip in Indiana SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He says there’s a bit of a backlash and negativity with the NBA approach Memphis is taking with himself, Miller and Mitchell and that their NBA experience is “a little intimidating to a lot of people.”“For sure, I definitely feel like there’s a target on my back,” Hardaway said. “There’s a lot of people that don’t want me to succeed because it’s going to look like an NBA guy came back with no experience and won so of course I relish in that.”Hardaway noted he played for some Hall of Fame coaches during his NBA career, and he also won three straight Tennessee high school basketball titles while also coaching his own AAU program.“I’m not here to ruffle any feathers, I’m just here to win,” Hardaway said.ADVERTISEMENT File-This Dec. 15, 2018, file photo shows Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway on the court before an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers. “I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers.“I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said Monday. “I do understand that because we are NBA players trying to come back, and we didn’t have any experience as college coaches. So we didn’t quote, unquote, ‘Pay our dues.’ So the coaches and their so-called boys that are in the media they’re going to always throw jabs at us.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Who is She? Mary Kom Evades Question on Nikhat Zareen-BFI Olympic Selection Controversy

first_img 2020 Olympics2020 tokyo olympicsbfiBoxing Federation of India First Published: October 19, 2019, 1:04 PM IST The 36-year-old Kom, an Olympic bronze medallist from London 2012, has been given an automatic spot in a qualifying competition for Tokyo 2020 by the BFI. Controversy erupted when Nikhat Zareen alleged the six-times world champion has received special treatment from the country’s federation over the Olympic qualification and argued that Kom should have to go through trials.The BFI initially announced that only the finalists of the recent world championships would be automatically selected for the Olympic qualifier in China early next year while others would have to earn a spot through trials.Kom, however, was only a semi-finalist at the worlds in Russia earlier this month, eventually coming away with a bronze, her eighth medal in total at the championships.Even Kom’s selection for the event in Russia was mired in controversy after the BFI exempted her from trials for those championships.Zareen, whose hopes of competing at the Tokyo Olympics will be over if Kom qualifies in China, has written to sports minister Kiren Rijiju demanding his intervention. Kom has said she would follow BFI instructions.”I have been inspired by Mary Kom since I was a teenager,” Zareen wrote in her letter to the minister.”The best way I can do justice to this inspiration was to strive to be as great a boxer as her…”I have been reliably informed that the rule is now being changed again to accommodate my senior Mary Kom as the Indian candidate without a trial.”Her cause has received support from other athletes, including shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, who said Kom’s past achievements should not grant her favourable treatment.”While I have all the respect for Mary Kom…In sport, yesterday NEVER counts,” Bindra tweeted.BFI secretary general Jay Kowli, who was in Dubai, said he could not comment without consulting other officials while selection committee chief Rajesh Bhandari was not available to comment when contacted by Reuters.Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, however, has ruled out any intervention citing the BFI’s autonomy under the Olympic charter.”I’ll surely convey to Boxing Federation to take the best decision keeping in mind the best interest of the nation, sports & athletes,” he tweeted on Friday.Zareen thanked the minister and said she hoped for an end to “favouritism and nepotism”.(With inputs from Reuters) #MaryKom on #NikhatZareen : who is she? , I don’t know. pic.twitter.com/nJoJS1ynB7— Karishma Singh (@karishmasingh22) October 19, 2019 Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mary Kom stoked fresh controversy days after young boxer Nikhat Zareen alleged a selection bias in the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) choice for OlympicsDuring an interview, when the Boxing Champion was asked about the allegations of bias, she said that she does not know who Zareen is and went on to add that she would like to rather not comment on the situation. “Who is she? I don’t know. Let the BFI handle it and decide. Actually it is not my hands right now, because what I say is right or wrong,” Mary Kom can be heard saying in an interview to Times Now.last_img read more

Superlatives from Oklahoma State-Pitt

first_imgMost random statDillon Stoner had more special teams penalties (3) than Barry J. Sanders had total touches (1 rushing touch and 1 kickoff return). “My man (Dillon) Stoner had a tough day,” Gundy said jokingly in the postgame.Most encouraging playRennie Childs made a man miss in space and pay for it. It wasn’t just this play, Justice Hill showed several flashes of explosiveness with his ability to break it outside, too.We’re closer, Gundy said on the running game. “We’re just a guy or two off from getting a hat on a hat.” Despite the statistics, aesthetically the running game does look to be slightly improving each week.Rennie Childs 2nd TD of the game on 67-yd run puts #OKState lead back to 14. 31-17 2Q pic.twitter.com/6AQBXM141V— John J. Laws (@TheJohnLaws) September 17, 2016Best tweetGundy!Gundy gonna Gundy. pic.twitter.com/xGT7x9QOAm— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 18, 2016 The Cowboys outlasted Pitt on Saturday, holding the Panthers scoreless after the lightning delay and escaping with a Ramon Richards game-sealing INT. Here’s a recap from some of the highs and lows from the contest Saturday:WinnersMother nature. Oklahoma State looked as if they were falling victim in the second half to Pitt’s motion heavy offense with their multiple options, but the lightning delay truly saved the Pokes, who held Pitt scoreless afterward. “The lightning delay gave us a great chance to go in and redraw offense and defense, change our schemes, walk through and get prepared for the remainder of the game,” Mike Gundy said in the postgame. Hooray Oklahoma weather!Gundy: “I was OK with the delay. We needed it. Corrected mistakes.” #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 18, 2016LosersPeople who had plans on Saturday. The game started at 2:30. The game ended at 8:16, thanks to an awful lightning delay. If you had any type of to-do-list, that’s not real conducive conditions to get anything knocked out.Best playerI could just as easily go Mason Rudolph here but I think it’s without question James Washington, who was named the Walter Camp Player of the Week. He had 296 receiving yards, and set the tone early by blowing the top off the defense on the first play from scrimmage. When you average 33 yards per catch, you deserve some praise.Here’s the first TD for #okstate. Second-longest in school history. pic.twitter.com/LGi4KMHmXo— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 17, 2016 Best quote“We ran for four touchdowns.” – Mason RudolphThere might be better, but this was the most entertaining to me.Mason Rudolph was proud of the #okstate running game. He went a little Marshawn Lynch-y with his praise. pic.twitter.com/j8dDUQRW9R— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 18, 2016center_img If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Mexico to open 2018 in San Antonio

first_imgMexico Mexico national team to begin 2018 with friendly in San Antonio Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 03:45 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edson Alvarez Mexico Gold Cup USA Today Sports Mexico World Cup El Tri will return to the Alamodome, where they played a Gold Cup group game this summer, for the opening contest of the new year Mexico will begin its 2018 with a friendly in San Antonio, the Mexican federation, SUM and officials in the South Texas city announced Tuesday.The game will take place outside of a FIFA international window, meaning the squad likely will be made up entirely of players based in the CONCACAF region. The opponent will be announced at a later date but also will likely be a CONCACAF team or another country where the domestic league calendar permits players be avaialble for the Jan. 31 friendly match.“We’re excited to continue to grow San Antonio’s soccer resume, and welcome the wildly popular Mexican men’s team and their enthusiastic fans to our beautiful city,” San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a news release.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player El Tri played in the Alamodome recently, topping Curacao 2-0 in a Gold Cup group-stage match with an announced attendance of 44,232. With the World Cup coming in the summer of 2018, Mexico may play fewer matches than usual in the U.S. in the first half of the year. They’re set for November friendly games in Belgium and Poland before December’s World Cup draw. January will bring the friendly in San Antonio, but the March FIFA date could see El Tri play one contest in Europe before perhaps returning to North America.The team then will look to play a send-off game at the Estadio Azteca, a preparation match in the U.S. and one or two more games in Europe before arriving in Russia for the summer showcase, according to comments made by FMF President Decio de Maria after Mexico clinched World Cup qualification.last_img read more

Brisbane Lions snap up Cameron Rayner with No1 AFL draft pick

first_imgAFL Brisbane have taken explosive Victorian midfielder Cameron Rayner with the first overall pick at the 2017 AFL draft. The Western Jets’ onballer was widely tipped to take the No1 mantle, so it came as no surprise when the Lions called his name first at Friday night’s draft meeting in Sydney. news ‘Here to stay’: AFL commission votes to retain the centre bounce Share via Email Topics Australia sport Australian rules football … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Rayner has won rave reviews for his strength at the contest and ability to go forward and kick a goal, which has resulted in him being likened to Richmond star Dustin Martin.“I’m just really excited and happy to be a part of the Brisbane Lions,” Rayner said. “I think it’s such a big honour seeing some of the players that have been before me [at No1]. I’ve got some big shoes to fill. I’m just really looking froward to getting up there and getting to work.”In something of a surprise, Fremantle snapped up Sandringham Dragons midfielder Andrew Brayshaw with the second overall selection. Carlton claimed Bendigo Pioneers onballer Paddy Dow with the third overall selection. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Read more Brisbane Lionslast_img read more

Watch: Giants Tie The Rams On Landon Collins’ Insane INT Return

first_imgLandon Collins and the Giants celebrating after a touchdownTwitter/@TheLesterLeeThis morning’s Giants-Rams game in London is tied at 10 after an incredible interception return for a touchdown by Giants safety Landon Collins.Collins, the second-year pro out of Alabama, hauled in a deflected pass at the Rams 45, started right, cut all the way back across the field while breaking tackles and finally powered the ball through defenders across the goal line.The Landon Collins return video is below. This one will be showed a lot in the coming days.Are you kidding, @TheHumble_21?!?!?This Landon Collins INT return TD is INSANE. ? #NYGvsLA https://t.co/53sKg9ZzFT— NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2016Collins has made quite an impact this season and has shown great improvement from his rookie year.The Rams and Giants remain tied at 10 late in the second quarter.last_img read more

We have a problem of plenty and that’s a great position to be in: Virat Kohli

first_img Indo-Asian News Service North SoundAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 09:05 IST It will be interesting to see what team combination India opts for in the 1st Test vs West Indies (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli hinted at a four-bowler strategy for Team India for the 1st TestTeam management has to make a choice between Rohit Sharma and Hanuma VihariKL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are likely to open the batting and will be followed by Cheteshwar Pujara and KohliIndia captain Virat Kohli feels the team management has a happy problem of plenty to deal with when it comes to selecting the first XI, ahead of India’s World Test Championship campaign where they take on the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.It could be toss up between Hanuma Vihari and Rohit Sharma as to who comes to bat at No. 6 after vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane who is expected to bat at No 5. With Prithvi Shaw suspended, India are likely to open with K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal with Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli coming in at No 3 and No 4 respectively.”Vihari has done well. It all depends on combination. Rohit’s quality we all know and he has done well. It’s about who provides the best balance,” Kohli said at the pre-match press conference here.”Happy that guys are grabbing opportunities. As long as this healthy competition is there, great for Indian cricket.”We have a problem of plenty and that’s a great position to be in,” Kohli added.There will also be a selection call to make as to who will stand behind the stumps with Wriddhiman Saha now back in the fray and Rishabh Pant also there. It remains to be seen whether India play an extra bowler and leave out a batsman as all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested.”We are still thinking about the combination, we could not have a look at the wicket as it was covered. It’s more or less a choice between three quicks and a spinner or two quicks and two spinners,” Kohli said.advertisement”Last time England played here, the wicket had quite a lot of variable bounce so..we will be flexible about the combination.”India tinkered with their opening combination the last time they played five-day cricket. Asked about more pressure falling on the middle order, Kohli said: “We are senior players and want to take bulk of the load. Along with Ajinkya, we want to take load off the other players and control the middle order. The opening combination, as you see we have two openers in the squad (Rahul, Agarwal) so the idea is to give them four innings to go out and express themselves.”India played in Australia last in January, winning the four-match series 2-1, which was their first ever Test series Down Under.Kohli also reiterated his backing for World Test Championship, saying it would make every series more competitive.”When you have points to play for, every match becomes more important. As I said, it’s going to bring in more competition. The Test championship is going to take the standard of Test cricket higher.”Kohli, who hit his maiden double hundred at this ground in 2016, added that he loves coming back here. “I love coming to this place, it is relaxing. It is also special in terms of getting my first double hundred here,” he said.In this series, India, the No 1 ranked Test team, will look to reinforce their position at the top of the standings and will bank on their experience to outclass the West Indies who will be low on confidence following the thrashing they received in the T20 and ODI series.Also Read | IND vs WI: Virat Kohli hints at four-bowler strategy for 1st TestAlso Read | I will play Rohit and Ashwin over Vihari and Kuldeep, says SehwagAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s players give a glimpse of India’s new jersey ahead of 1st Test vs West IndiesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India VS West Indies We have a problem of plenty and that’s a great position to be in: Virat KohliIt could be toss up between Hanuma Vihari and Rohit Sharma for the 1st Test vs West Indies as to who comes to bat at No. 6 after vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane who is expected to bat at No 5.advertisementlast_img read more

How to Not Get Lost While Hiking: Tips, Gear, and Apps for Getting Home Safe

first_img The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked Editors’ Recommendations Panic sets in. You’re miles away from the trailhead but you don’t know which direction it is. Is it that way? Or is it that way?Getting lost on a hike is a gut-wrenching experience, but it is also preventable. We’ve gathered a list of tips, gear, and apps to help you navigate the outdoors — it doesn’t matter if you are going backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or trail running.TipsPlan with a MapBefore you go anywhere near the trail, plan out your hike with a map. Bonus points for using paper, but Google Earth, CalTopo, or Garmin Basecamp work great too. What does the area look like? What direction will you be hiking in? Where will the trailhead be? If you have the lay of the land in your head before even touching the dirt, you’ll be much better prepared if something goes wrong.Bring the 10 EssentialsWhen packing your gear, keep the 10 Essentials in mind. The Mountaineers put together a check list of the most important things that can save your life. It’s been updated a bit since it was first introduced in 1974, but it remains the best standard. You may not need any of them if the trail and weather are clear. However, if the fog rolls in and someone gets injured, you’ll be happy to have the supplies. Here is the full list.Pay Attention to Landmarks, Trails, and the SunNow you’re on the trail. Keep an eye out for where you are and how you got there. Which turns did you take? Did you pass a big boulder? Are you heading east or west right now? Pay special attention to where you are if you are in a big group. Not everyone will be watching.STOPIf you do get off the trail or can’t find your way back to camp, follow the STOP steps outlined by the U.S. Forest Service:Stop: Stop, stay calm, don’t panic. Don’t rush off in the wrong direction before you’ve had a think about how to get back.Think: Retrace your steps in your head and make a good plan. Don’t move anywhere unless you have a good reason to move. If you’re unsure, just stay put.Observe: Get out your map and compass or GPS and figure out which direction you need to go. Don’t wander aimlessly or go off trail.Plan: Think through a plan to get back to the trail or trailhead. If you’re not confident, or if you’re injured, just stay put.GearMap and CompassA map and compass, which are a part of of the 10 essentials, are the the most important things to help you keep moving in the right direction, and using them on every trip is great practice. The batteries won’t die, because there aren’t any. National Geographic offers great illustrated trail maps for popular trail areas. The Suunto A-10 is an inexpensive compass that will last a long time in your backpack.GPSA GPS is the easiest way to figure out where a trail is going, where the summit is, or how to get home. Just look at the screen and follow the dots.  The Garmin Oregon 750t GPS has a large, easy-to-use touch screen and pre-loaded topographic maps for all of the U.S. Download tracks to your Oregon before the trip.GPS WatchWhile not as easy to read as a full-size units, GPS watches can tell you where you are and where you need to go. The Suunto Ambit3 Peak also provides weather, elevation, and heart rate.InReachA cross between a GPS and a satellite phone, the Garmin inReach let’s you message family and friends from anywhere in the world. Let them know you’ll be late or that you’re having a great time. It also has an SOS function that will alert Search and Rescue if you need help; you can message back and forth the emergency dispatchers while they are on the way.goTenna MeshJust need a connection from your phone to your friends when you’re outside cell reception? Get a goTenna Mesh and you’ll be able to text and send coordinates. These devices only work about four miles in the woods, but that might be all you need to find your friends again.AppsOne of the most powerful emergency devices is already in your pocket. Your phone has a great GPS and can download maps offline to take with you into the woods. These are some of the best navigational and mapping apps for your phone.GaiaGaia is one of the highest-rated mapping apps available for iOS and Android right now. Gaia gives you access to high quality maps, tracks your hike, and takes geo-tagged photos. The added annual $20 membership gives you access to more maps and lets you download them offline.Backcountry NavigatorYou can also take your maps offline with the Android app Backcountry Navigator. You can plan out trips, follow tracks, and record waypoints with the app. You can pair it with your Android wearables so you don’t have to take your phone out of your pocket to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. Maps are available for the U.S., Canada, Spain, Italy, and New Zealand.AllTrailsWhile not as strong at topographic mapping as the previous two, AllTrails — available for free on iOS and Android — makes up for it with more than 50,000 trail guides, complete with photos and text descriptions. Search around you for a specific location and see what trails are available. Once you’ve decided, track your hike, take geo-tagged photos, and share your progress to social media.ViewRangerSimilar to AllTrails, ViewRanger gives you access to thousands of trails around the world. Pick one and follow or just make your own. Track your trip, add waypoints and photos, then share to social media. ViewRanger, available for free on iOS and Android, now has a companion app called Skyline that uses augmented reality to show you exactly what mountains you’re looking at. Knowing which peak is which helps identify where you are on the map.CairnCairn offers free maps from around the world and can take them offline when you don’t have cell coverage. The biggest benefit is real-time tracking for your friends and family. Share a live map with them and they can see exactly where you are and what your ETA is back at the trailhead. If you need to make an emergency call, the crowdsourced cell phone coverage map will help you find spots where you might get reception. How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke Want to Get Dirty in the Name of Wine? Here’s How to Help with This Year’s Harvest last_img read more

I am Impressed by the Support We Received from Moroccan Fans…

Rabat – Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti posted a video on his official Facebook page in which he expressed his gratitude to Moroccan fans of Real Madrid, also known as Madridistas.Speaking in French from what seems to be a hotel balcony, the Italian coach said in the video that he is very impressed with the support of Real Madrid fans in Morocco and Africa, in general.“I thank you all and goodbye,” he added. He also said in a press conference held after the semifinal match against Cruz Azul: “I applaud the Moroccan public for supporting us in this match. Real Madrid is a global team, and whenever we go, we find fans who support us.”In addition to the coach, many Real Madrid players expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Moroccan Madridistas.Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale also expressed his gratitude to Moroccan fans who were present during the Los Blanco Tuesday semifinal clash with Cruz Azul from Mexico.The Welshman, who scored a header during yesterday’s match ended 4-0 for the Whites, wrote on his facebook page that the Moroccan fans in the Marrakech stadium were incredible.“Starting to feel a bit like #Alan Shearer with these headers! Moroccan Madridistas were incredible tonight #21 #halamadrid”The Los Blancos were impressed by the atmosphere in the red city in addition to the graciousness and the warmth of the Moroccan fans. read more

Fonseka ready to countersue Wijeydasa

Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says he will  countersue Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksha in relation to comments made on the Avant Garde issue.Fonseka said that he will sue Rajapaksha for Rs. 500 million and added that he has all the evidence required to back allegations against the Justice Minister. Rajapaksha is to sue Fonseka for Rs. 500 million as damages for the statement he had made this week. Rajapaksha had earlier said he had decided to sue Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka over a defamatory statement made by him. Fonseka had accused Rajapaksha of taking bribes and attempting to hide facts relating to the Avant Garde issue.Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka said that he had made a similar statement on Rajapaksha even during the August 17 Parliament election period and he stands by that statement even today. (Colombo Gazette) read more

OPP reminds public of grisly unsolved murder

It has been seven years since a Bolton father-of-four went missing and the Ontario Provincial Police believe someone knows something but has yet to come forward.Morris Conte was 45 years old when he was last seen in Caledon on May 21, 2010. Roughly twelve hours after Conte’s disappearance, police began to find his dismembered body parts scattered in several locations throughout Central Ontario.The OPP have offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his murder. Anyone who may have information related to this unsolved homicide is asked to contact Detective Constable Shawna Ovenden at (705) 726-6484. read more

Steady start to 2017 as van market sees modest growth

Van registrations rise 1.2% in January 2017, with 21,363 new light commercial vehicles joining UK roads.Demand for pick-ups continues to rise, up 28.9% at 3,439 units.Heavy van segment sees gains, growing 5.6% compared with January 2016. The new van market got off to a positive start in 2017, with January seeing a small 1.2% growth in registrations, according to data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Heavy vans weighing between 2.5 and 3.5t, which make up the bulk of the market, rose 5.6% in January. Meanwhile, pickups’ popularity continued to grow following a successful 2016, with registrations increasing 28.9%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Vans are the backbone of British business so it is positive to see the strength of the market continue into 2017. With the success of the sector so closely linked to business confidence, government must ensure the conditions that have delivered this growth are maintained. Download the LCV registrations press release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Well Leave it There So Ringrose starts Man Uniteds Ireland keeper and

first_imgWe’ll Leave it There So: Ringrose starts, Man United’s Ireland ‘keeper and all today’s sport Plus, Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has received a five-match ban for his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. No Comments Mar 8th 2017, 8:43 PM Source: NBA Conference/YouTubeThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie Working with a football hero in Kerry and preparing for a sellout clash in Tralee against Dublin>Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip’s ‘lucky’ 100-cap haul> Share3 Tweet Email Source: The42.ie/YouTubeOn The Record(I’ve) played him a lot of times, he’s a big, prominent ball carrier and he’s good in defence. To have a player like him on the bench is obviously a plus for Wales and when he does come on he’ll be carrying a lot of ball. Towards the latter end of the game it’s going to be tough for us but we need to be nailed on.”Robbie Henshaw discusses the threat posed by Wales’ Jamie Roberts.Where we were today Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOSean Farrell and Murray Kinsella were in attendance for the Ireland Rugby press conference today.The Fixture ListThere are a number of Europa League round of 16 games taking place tomorrow, including Man United v Rostov.The fifth stage of Paris-Nice race gets underway tomorrow.Showbiz, Baby!Russell Westbrook had the best night of his career last night – and still lost. Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 8:43 PMcenter_img Dan Martin moved up to fifth after the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race today.Five-time Tipperary All-Ireland senior winner and member of the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ full-back line, Michael Maher, has passed away.The Irish women’s football team have finished fourth in the Cyprus Cup after today’s defeat to North Korea.Munster’s medical team have been cleared following an investigation into the Conor Murray head injury.Kieran O’Hara, the young goalkeeper who last year declared for Ireland, is part of Man United’s 20-man Europa League squad to face Rostov.There are no changes for Ireland ahead of their Six Nations clash with Wales as Joe Schmidt has decided to keep faith in Garry Ringrose at 13.Ulster have confirmed the signing of South African prop Schalk van der Merwe.Away Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings has received a five-match ban for his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesJose Mourinho wants Man United’s Europa League tie called off because of the state of the pitch.Wales have named an unchanged side to face Ireland.Bournemouth have hit out at the “extraordinary” ban handed out to Tyrone Mings for his stamp on Man United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Limini is absent as 13 horses have been confirmed for the Champion Hurdle.Eddie Alvarez will make his return against another former foe of Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier.Six men have been jailed for attacking French rugby players with machetes and knives.Ben Rothwell is the latest UFC fighter to be flagged for an anti-doping violationThe Best Thing We SharedWe caught up with Bernard Dunne to chat about his amateur boxing career and Olympic dreams. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Hannah Tyrrell pictured at the Ireland Women’s Rugby Media Briefing, Old Belvedere RFC. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOHome By Paul Fennessy 14,188 Views https://the42.ie/3277809 Short URLlast_img read more

Putting the boys to shame

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram At just 12 years old, Sofia Sakali is a football pocket-rocket. Having such advanced skill that the female squads of her age group can’t keep up, she’s been playing with the boys squads for years. A regular at South Melbourne and now Box Hill, Sofia has been playing well beyond her years, and has been integral in making Australia shine internationally. In late July, Sofia was one of 10 hand picked girls to represent Australia in a Foxtel All-Stars Koala Kickers team at the Disney International Cup. The cup brought national teams of youngsters from the football mad countries of Mexico, Honduras and Puerto Rico, amongst others. After the way the World Cup turned out, no one expected the Australian teams to amount to much. The Australian women’s and men’s teams didn’t just make an impact, they got to the finals and won. Sofia in fact was so integral to the team that she scored eight goals in five games and assisted even more. She was the youngest player on the female team, and was hand picked by Everton Academy coach Robbie Anderson and Tim Cahill. Her doting dad and coach, Stefano Sakali, was with her all the way, and says the love of football came to her while travelling in Greece. “We went to Greece when she was three and six years old, and we went to the matches with Hraklis, and we put her in the Toumba to watch PAOK, which is a bit, not fanatic, but they make a lot of noise,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “And from then I think she just clicked.”Sofia was always a keen footballer from a young age when she would see her older brother take up the sport. “My older son is three years older than her, so we played together in the garden, and she would play with us, concentrating so much on the soccer ball and we started teaching her some tricks and she amazed me,” her father says. Her biggest achievement to date would have to be representing the country for the Disney International Cup. Travelling to Florida with her family at the sidelines to cheer her all the way, the 12-year-old played so well that she was promoted to the role of captain in the grand final. “She scored eight goals in five matches, she scored in every game and she scored from a corner kick, which is very rare for the girls in this age group,” he father says.“It’s just amazing.”The final game was with Mexico, where the Kicking Koalas managed to grab a huge 5-1 win, with Sofia scoring the second goal. In the boys team, fellow Greek Australian Jack Koutrodimos, who plays for Blacktown City, helped the team beat Bermuda 3-1.At the end of the tournament, Sofia was even scouted by Robbie Anderson, who told the family if she continues like this, she’ll be a shoo-in for an American college scholarship. Back home now, Sofia is content with playing the NPL season through, even if she still creates a bit of surprise from her male opponents. “The Box Hill boys respect her, they know she is capable to play with them,” her father says.“The only thing is when the opposite team sees a girl in the team, they think oh she’ll be very, very easy, and when they start to play with her they are amazed.”Things are still on the up for Sofia. In September she has been selected to play with her school team at the School Sport Australia Football Championships in Bendigo.last_img read more

IVG le forfait versé aux médecins prochainement augmenté de 50

first_imgIVG : le forfait versé aux médecins prochainement augmenté de 50%France – Le forfait versé aux établissements pratiquant des avortements sera bientôt augmenté de 50%, passant de 300 à 450 euros, selon une volonté du ministère de la Santé visant à améliorer la prise en charge des grossesses non désirées.Pour de nombreux établissements de santé, l’IVG (Interruption volontaire de grossesse) chirurgicale est une pratique déficitaire. Par conséquent, certains d’entre eux la retirent de leurs activités, réduisant encore le nombre d’établissements proposant l’avortement.À lire aussiAvortement en France : avortement médicamenteux, délais, prix, ce qu’il faut savoirRoselyne Bachelot, la ministre de la Santé française, avait annoncé début février plusieurs mesures de lutte contre les grossesses non désirées. Aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, elle présentera la suite de ces mesures, notamment l’augmentation du tarif de l’IVG. Cette mesure est réclamée depuis longtemps par les associations de défense de droit à l’IVG. Une augmentation de 50% du tarif est prévue.Le gouvernement va également discuter du remboursement de certains modes de contraception par l’assurance-maladie avec les laboratoires pharmaceutiques. Car la plupart des femmes utilisent aujourd’hui uniquement la pilule, alors que cette dernière n’est pas toujours le contraceptif le plus adapté.Le 8 mars 2010 à 11:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide assault

first_imgJurors in a vehicular homicide trial on Thursday determined the driver accused of causing the deadly 2015 crash on state Highway 503 had disregarded the safety of others on the road. However, they did not find that he was driving recklessly at the time.The jury returned the verdict in Dean Imokawa’s case after deliberating for nearly four hours. They ultimately found him guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault caused by disregarding the safety of others — the least serious level of the crime. But the jury acquitted him of a charge of reckless driving and could not agree on whether recklessness played a role in the other convictions.Imokawa, who’s been out on supervised release, will be sentenced Feb. 8, at which time he will be taken into custody.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu said that Imokawa may be facing a sentencing range of 26 to 36 months in prison.The crash, which occurred April 2, 2015, resulted in the death of 86-year-old Eleanor Tapani of Battle Ground. She died the following day from multiple blunt-force injuries, according to a probable cause affidavit.Imokawa was driving north on the highway in a 2006 GMC pickup shortly after 9:30 a.m. when he attempted to pass a Land Rover he was traveling behind in the left lane. He used the right lane to pass the vehicle and then merged back into the left lane on the Salmon Creek bridge. His pickup struck the front right corner of the Land Rover, however, and both vehicles lost control, crossed the median and entered the southbound lanes. A southbound Kia Sorento, in which Tapani was the passenger, struck Imokawa’s pickup.The driver of the Kia, Linda Dallum of Battle Ground, suffered multiple fractured ribs and fractures to her right ankle, foot and kneecap in the crash. She, Tapani and Imokawa were all transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Land Rover, Nicholas Grier of Battle Ground, was not injured.last_img read more

Joe Barton on his management career

first_imgJoey Barton officially retired from playing football in the summer but has revealed he’d been planning to enter management for years.Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton discussed quitting football and the first steps he took towards management.“For me it has been a case of years of thinking, planning and anticipating what you were going to do coming to fruition,” he told Sky Sports.“And then all those best-laid plans going right out the window!“Everything you think you’ll face you do and then more, but it has been really enjoyable and every day is a real learning experience.“I don’t think anything can ever prepare you for it. It’s a role that varies from club to club and you can have all manner of things going on in any given day.“You really have to think about the ramifications of any decision or any interaction.”LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Joey Barton, Manager of Fleetwood Town reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leicester City and Fleetwood Town at The King Power Stadium on August 28, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Joey Barton remembers those four years he played for Newcastle Manuel R. Medina – April 30, 2019 The English midfielder talked how he was signed by owner Mike Ashley and how he was frustrated after a while with the Magpies.It has been a good start to life as a manager for Barton. Fleetwood Town are 12th in the League One table. And the for the rookie manager, it’s been a learning curve as their form has tailed off in the last few weeks.“Getting the job was a case of timing and opportunity,” Barton said. “Fleetwood were changing managers and wanted to speak with me, and I couldn’t refuse that opportunity.“It has been a bit of a baptism of fire because I didn’t really know much about the level and there were a lot of grounds I hadn’t visited before this season.“But it’s the perfect breeding ground for me and a place where I know I can fulfill my potential.“It’s enough out of the spotlight to be able to make mistakes and learn from them, while also not getting too much praise when you do really get it right.”last_img read more

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