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MADRID (AP) — Another impressive performance by Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid on the verge of another Champions League final.Ronaldo scored a hat trick to reach 400 goals with Madrid and lead the defending champions to a commanding 3-0 win over city rival Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.He scored with a header in the 10th minute, with a strike into the top corner in the 73rd and a close-range shot in the 86th to give Madrid a comfortable lead going into next week’s second leg at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium.Monaco hosts Juventus in the first leg of the other semifinal on Wednesday.“We played a great match,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “It’s not easy to score three times against such a difficult opponent and keep a clean sheet.”The result left Atletico close to yet another disappointing elimination against the crosstown rival, following defeats in the Champions League in the last three seasons.“We’re going to try and do something practically impossible next week,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “We’re Atletico Madrid and maybe, just maybe, we can do it.”Madrid, which is looking to reach its third final in four seasons, was in control from the start at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and took advantage of Ronaldo’s impressive form. He had scored five in the two legs of the quarterfinals against Bayern Munich, including a hat trick in the second leg at the Bernabeu.“The team was amazing, it was a complete match,” said Ronaldo, who reached the 400-goal milestone in his 389th game with Madrid. “We played well from start to finish.”He opened the scoring on Tuesday after Atletico’s defense failed to fully clear a cross into the area. Midfielder Casemiro sent the ball back in with a bouncing shot and Ronaldo got ahead of defender Stefan Savic to nod it past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Ronaldo, Madrid’s all-time scoring leader, added to the lead after Atletico defender Filipe Luis lost the ball in a challenge with the Portugal star, who entered the area and fired a right-foot shot past Oblak into the upper corner.He scored his 10th Champions League goal of the season with a low shot from inside the area after a pass by Lucas Vazquez. Ronaldo now has 103 goals in the Champions League, not counting one he scored in the qualifiers, which is three more than Atletico has scored since the new format was created in 1992.Madrid dominated early on, controlling possession and causing problems for Atletico’s defense with set pieces taken by midfielder Toni Kroos. Madrid had 11 attempts against only one for Atletico in the first half alone. It ended with 16 against four for Atletico.“Our first 30 minutes were fantastic, we started with great intensity,” Zidane said. “And in the second half we were very effective. We didn’t have as many chances, but we still scored twice.”The visitors improved in the second half, keeping Madrid from threatening as much, but they still were not able to create many scoring chances.“We had the ball in the second half but didn’t create anything and they exploited the spaces well,” Simeone said.Atletico’s best chance of the match came in the 17th minute, when forward Kevin Gameiro received the ball inside the area but wasn’t able to clear Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas in a one-on-one situation.The crosstown rivals are meeting for the fourth consecutive time in the top European club competition. Madrid defeated Atletico in the final last season and also in 2014, and eliminated Simeone’s team in the quarterfinal in 2015.Madrid, which won its record 11th-title last year, is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles since the competition’s new format began. No team has had a chance to defend its title since Manchester United in 2009.Atletico, the third force in Spanish soccer behind Madrid and Barcelona, is trying to win its first title and avenge the heartbreaking losses to Madrid in a penalty shootout last year and after extra time in 2014. Atletico also lost the final in 1974, to Bayern Munich.Tuesday’s loss at the Bernabeu was the first for Atletico in 16 away games. Simeone’s team had kept nine clean sheets in its last 13 games in all competitions, conceding only four goals.TALES AZZONI, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Asian champion shot putter Manpreet Kaur has been banned for four years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for flunking four dope tests in 2017.The period of suspension would begin from July 20, 2017, the date of her provisional suspension, according to an order of the anti-doping disciplinary panel (ADDP) of the NADA dated March 29.”Yes, Manpreet Kaur has been suspended for four years,” NADA Director General Navin Agarwal told PTI.She has the option of filing an appeal before the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel.Also Read | Manpreet Kaur suspended by Athletics Federation, to lose Asian Championships gold if found guiltyManpreet is set to lose the gold she won in the 2017 Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar as well as her national record as the panel ruled that all her competitive results from the date of sample collection would be disqualified.Manpreet tested positive four times in 2017. The first was at the Asian Grand Prix at Jinhua, China on April 24, followed by Federation Cup in Patiala (June 1), Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar (July 6) and the Inter-State Championships in Guntur (July 16). She won gold in all these meets.She had set the national record of 18.86m at Jinhua.She tested positive for steroid metenolone at the Jinhua Asian GP meet. In the other three meets in India, she tested positive for the stimulant dimethylbutylamine, a substance that has an almost similar structure as the more famous methylhexaneamine (MHA).Also Read | Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur fails dope testAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzleadvertisement
New Delhi: Taking action against single plastic use, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has sealed four godowns situated in non-conforming areas under its jurisdiction. According to SDMC, they have constituted teams at zonal level comprising of assistant commissioners, representatives of Revenue Department, BSES and Delhi Police to take on-the-spot action against godowns wherein plastic has been stored.”The action includes sealing of the godowns immediately after noticing the accumulation of plastic in godowns. The team constituted under the West Zone on Tuesday took a round in the number of localities situated in non-conforming areas coming under the zone,” said SDMC official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe team visited 83 units and godowns and noticed the accumulation of plastic at four godowns. The godowns were also storing biomedical waste which is also dangerous and harmful to the environment. The team sealed four plastic godowns at Shiv Vihar in Vikas Nagar. Further electricity connection of two godowns has also been disconnected. In an event in South Zone the Mayor, Sunita Kangra exhorted citizens to collect plastic waste lying here and there and hand over the same to the SDMC employees for its proper disposal in a scientific manner. She added that this will inspire others to follow the suit. She further stated that SDMC is mulling over offering a certain incentive on the collection of substantial plastic waste. All 4 zones witnessed awareness programmes and various activities under Swachhta hi Sewa initiatives. A large number of RWA and market association representative roamed into a number of markets, vegetable and fruit markets.
Five stories in the news for Tuesday, May 14———B.C. MONEY-LAUNDERING PROBE MUST BE FOCUSED: EXPERTA former attorney general who led a provincial public inquiry into missing and murdered women says the British Columbia government needs to set clear goals and a firm timeline if it launches an inquiry into money laundering. Wally Oppal says inquiries can be very valuable, adding that police now investigate missing women far differently than they did in the years when serial killer Robert Pickton was preying on vulnerable women. But before the government establishes an inquiry, it should ask itself what questions need to be answered and set a definite end date, otherwise they “can go on forever.” Calls for an inquiry have been mounting since a report last week estimated $7.4 billion was laundered in the province last year.———‘JEOPARDY!’ HOST ALEX TREBEK VISITS OTTAWACanadian “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek recently completed what he hopes will be his last chemotherapy treatment, he told the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Monday afternoon as he helped open the group’s new headquarters in Ottawa. Trebek, who is the society’s honorary president, announced in March that he has advanced pancreatic cancer. Trebek says he was disappointed all the Canadian NHL teams had been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, before noting the country’s pro-sports championship hopes are still very much alive thanks to the Toronto Raptors. Later in the evening, Trebek fought back tears as he thanked the society for the outpouring of support he’s received since announcing his cancer diagnosis.———TORIES ACCUSE LIBERALS OF POLITICIZING TERRORThe federal Tories are accusing the Trudeau government of playing politics by stripping specific references to specific religious groups from its annual report on terrorism. Conservative public-safety critic Pierre Paul-Hus suggested to the House of Commons national-security committee Monday that the Liberals bowed to “pressure tactics” simply to avoid offending anyone. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government removed the terms “Sikh,” “Sunni” and “Shia” from the report when referring to extremism to avoid conveying the impression that an entire religion or community is a threat to national security. He told the committee it was not a partisan issue but rather an effort to be accurate, precise and fair in conveying information about terrorist threats.———ONTARIO PLANS TO AXE ENHANCED LICENCESOntario is proposing to eliminate an enhanced driver’s licence that allows people to enter the United States at land and water border crossings without a passport. The driver’s licence option was introduced in 2009, when the U.S. required passports or other secure identification for anyone crossing into the country by land or sea, but it hasn’t had the anticipated uptake. British Columbia and Manitoba have enhanced driver’s licences, and Quebec used to, but phased out the program — other provinces rejected the idea because it was too costly or there wasn’t enough public interest. Ministry of Transportation spokesman Bob Nichols says about 60,000 people currently have the secure ID out of 10.2 million drivers in Ontario.———TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD GRAPPLES WITH BUDGET SHORTFALLCanada’s largest school board says it may have to eliminate jobs, some programs and end some student busing to address a multimillion-dollar funding gap created by provincial cuts. The Toronto District School Board’s education director laid out the proposals that could help eliminate a $67-million budget shortfall — $42 million caused by a cut from the Ontario government. John Malloy says the board could stop busing French immersion, cut some learning centre staff jobs, and administrator roles to find savings. The director called the budget process “very challenging” but says staff are not recommending substantial changes to special education funding, school safety, and equity and diversity programs.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The youth from Kingston, Ont., charged with terror-related offences is due to make an appearance in court via video conference.— Robert Andrew Leeming to appear in court on second-degree murder charges in the deaths of Calgary woman Jasmine Lovett and her toddler daughter.— Trial begins for Calgary police Const. Trevor Lindsay on a charge of aggravated assault. It’s alleged that he repeatedly punched a suspect and threw him into the pavement, causing a brain injury. The Canadian Press
Russell Brand has announced funding to develop abstinence based community support for people leaving drug and alcohol abstinence treatment.The Give it Up Fund, set up by Russell, and managed by Comic Relief, will make funding available to help people remain free of drug and alcohol use through helping to develop recovery communities in three pilot areas.The idea of recovery communities is to make sure that all the local services that someone needs to sustain abstinence are available and joined up. These include housing, finding a job, support with their health needs and a range of social activities and peer support. This fund will help ensure this happens so that people can make lasting changes to their lives.Russell Brand spoke at The Recovery Group UK (RGUK) and Give it Up’s conference ‘Creating Recovery’ on Thursday 16 January 2014 at the London Film Museum. The event, sponsored by RAPt, was aimed at health commissioners, those working in the drug and alcohol treatment system and police and crime commissioners.People leaving abstinence based rehabilitation and treatment programmes are more likely to stay off alcohol and drugs if they are part of a recovery community.Russell Brand said: “It’s integral that people entering a life of abstinence after the chaos of addiction have stability, support and a role to play in the wider community. With this fund we have the opportunity to perform a kind of social alchemy turning hapless (often smelly) junkies into helpful busy bodies, pottering about and contributing. It’s the sort of scheme that even the Daily Mail could support.”Langan’s Tea Rooms in Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire are the hub of the BAC O’Connor Centre’s Recovery Community. The Tea Rooms are run as a social enterprise that provides training, education and a safe environment for people in recovery to socialise in, join the football team or guitar club and have parties. They have provided 16 new jobs for people in the recovery community, where they gain valuable work experience as volunteers serving customers. All revenue is ploughed back into community services for people in recovery.Noreen Oliver MBE, Chief Executive of The BAC (Burton Addiction Centre) & O’Connor Centres, one of the UK’s recovery communities said: “Well over half the people we treat at our centres remain drug free after a year. This is because we have developed a recovery community, integrating individuals back into contributing to society, with on-going support.“When you look at the results, it is hard to understand why recovery communities are not being used more widely. They help people to become drug free in the long term and rebuild their lives. Social enterprises, like Langan’s Tea Rooms, can provide a fantastic model to help people to develop new skills so they can find work and tackle stigma through contact with new people. It also offers a safe space for relaxation.”The Give it Up funds will focus on sustaining abstinence based recovery. These three pilots will provide more evidence on ‘recovery communities’; how to develop them and what makes them effective. Comic Relief will also be awarding a number of small grants up to £5,000 to a range of groups run by people in recovery, and other organisations for projects which help people sustain recovery and address stigma.Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief said: “Comic Relief has supported those facing addiction for many years. We’re looking forward to finding out more about the potential of recovery communities through these pilots and hearing more inspiring stories about how they can help people to recover from addiction.”
Parts of the Jaffna university have been closed with immediate effect, until further notice.The Arts, Science and Commerce faculties of the university have been closed.
Sampanthan also raised the matter in Parliament today. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan had written to the Speaker challenging Rajapaksa’s appointment to the post. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today defended the decision to name United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa as leader of the opposition.In a statement in Parliament, the Speaker said that Rajapaksa’s appointment to the post was legitimate. His main objection was linked to Rajapaksa belonging to a party led by the President who is the head of Government.Sampanthan said that a member of a party led by the President cannot be the leader of the opposition. (Colombo Gazette)
Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler (24) skates near the ice during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorThe defensive-minded Ohio State women’s hockey team is preparing for an attacking style of play from No. 8 Minnesota Duluth in a weekend series.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the two teams have different approaches to the game and that’s what makes the matchup interesting.“I see them as a team that’s going to get up the ice and they are going to try and throw anything in the kitchen sink at you offensively,” Handrahan said. “I think that our base of our game is on playing solid, consistent defense to allow our offense to create. So I think its ying and yang a little bit as far as programs.”Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler said she agrees with her coach that the teams are different. She said Minnesota Duluth might have the skill, but OSU has the speed.“We have a lot of speed in our front end as well as our defense, something that will benefit us in the game,” Kepler said.In the past three seasons, OSU (8-7-1, 5-6-1) has faced Minnesota Duluth (11-5-2, 6-5-1) in Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff games.The last time the Buckeyes met the Bulldogs was in the first round of WCHA playoffs at the end of last season. OSU lost the series after dropping two of three games.“It’s been a rivalry that we’ve had over the years because we see them so much in playoffs,” Handrahan said. “They play a very up-tempo game, a five-player game and we have to be alert and on our toes.”For this weekend against Minnesota Duluth, Handrahan said he has worked a lot with his lines to find which combination of players can make an impact on the ice.“You need three players that play well, and you need three players that play well together. If we can have three lines of scoring, that makes us difficult for anybody to play against,” he said.Senior forward Kayla Sullivan said her team has prepared to play the Bulldogs a little differently than they normally prepare to play a team.“We’ve done a lot more video than normal, mainly because they like to use a lot of set plays,” Sullivan said. “We also have a good competition going on between us. They like to play a little risky. These are usually chippy but fun games. They bring out the best in both teams.”In the Buckeyes’ most recent game against Robert Morris, Sullivan led her team scoring two goals and having one assist against the Eagles. Sullivan looks to carry that momentum onto the ice for the series this weekend.“Last game I got on the scoreboard a little more than I normally do. I had a fun game,” Sullivan said. “I just want to take that loose energy and bring that and hopefully I can continue that momentum.”Handrahan said he considers Sullivan and the rest of his seniors to be leaders on the team.“You can only go as far as your seniors allow you to go. That doesn’t mean every senior is playing a premier role but every role is premier,” Handrahan said. “They are doing a great job of keeping the team in the right frame of mind to make sure we are prepared for every game.”The Buckeyes have nearly reached the halfway point in their season and Handrahan said he’s happy with where his team is.“I think we’ve progressed. We are playing a pretty good style from a five-on-five perspective,” Handrahan said. “Starting to see lines solidify a little bit creating chemistry with one another and I think that has presented itself in scoring situations as well.”As far as the teams’ record this season, Kepler said there are a few games she would like back from earlier this season.“I know we had a few games in the past we wish we would’ve won but we’ve learned from them,” Kepler said. “Going into next semester I think we will have more confidence and going in knowing that any team can win.”The Buckeyes are set to take to the OSU Ice Rink against the Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday. The faceoff is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. for both games.
Calling the contact “highly unusual” on account of the prince’s status, he said it prompted him to consider whether the prince could be a witness in the inquiry. He is expected to say in his statement that he did not know the caution involved an admission of guilt. On Wednesday morning the inquiry heard from Wayne Murdock, formerly of Gloucestershire Police, who had presided over the earlier inquiry, which ended with the caution. Mr Murdock said that he believed the outcome of his investigation could have been different had then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey handed over letters sent to Lambeth Palace by victims and their families. He insisted that Prince Charles was not treated differently from “the man on the street”, and that while he would have been notified if there was any relevant information, this would also have been the case for a member of the public.”If there was evidence in the investigation that was of relevance to the person on the street, they would also be a potential witness,” he said, adding that he felt “no pressure” and did not feel the investigation had been influenced as a result of the contact.The inquiry also heard that pre-charge publicity around Bishop Ball encouraged 12 victims to come forward to police.The Inquiry is due to hear read evidence on Friday from the Prince of Wales, who maintained contact with the bishop after Ball was cautioned in 1993 for gross indecency. An aide to the Prince of Wales contacted police in 2013 to ask about “embarrassing” material it may have collected during an investigation into a paedophile bishop, the independent child sex abuse inquiry has heard. A member of the Prince’s staff contacted the chief constable of Sussex Police to ask whether information gathered during its investigation into Peter Ball, the former bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, could “be embarassing to Prince Charles or the monarchy in general”. Ball, now 86, was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office after admitting the sexual abuse of 18 young men. According to the evidence of Detective Chief Inspector Carwyn Hughes, who worked on the investigation, the disgraced bishop had a “long-lasting friendship” with the Prince of Wales and the pair had exchanged several letters.The contact was made after Peter Ball’s brother Michael Ball sent a letter to the Prince.On Wednesday the officer told the inquiry he examined the police’s records to see if they had collected any material which could “damage the reputation of Prince Charles”, and did not find any. The Inquiry is due to hear read evidence on Friday from the Prince of WalesCredit:ITV Former Bishop of Lewes Peter BallCredit:John Stillwell/PA “He knew we were carrying out an investigation, and for some reason he withheld them,” he said. On Tuesday Lord Carey admitted that the letters should have been handed over, but added that he had “assumed the police were investigating this thoroughly”. The inquiry continues. 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.
JUSTICE MINISTER ALAN Shatter is to hold a meeting with the Garda Ombudsman Commission this afternoon to discuss claims that the police watchdog’s Dublin headquarters were bugged.The Sunday Times reported yesterday that a surveillance operation was used to hack into emails, wi-fi and phone systems at the Abbey Street building. It’s also claimed a speaker phone in a conference room was bugged.GSOC have so far refused to comment on the matter.A spokesperson for the Department said the Minister would be asking for a “full report” on what happened.GSOC will also be asked to explain its decision to hire a UK security company last year to investigate if it had been placed under surveillance.Opposition parties have called on Shatter to make an “urgent statement” on the matter.Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins said the idea that “someone or some organization is engaged in covertly monitoring the ombudsman is deeply unsettling and risks undermining public confidence”.Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn described the reports as “disturbing” and “of immense public concern”.McLochlainn said the GSOC would be questioned on the issue at the body’s upcoming appearance before the Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions, which he chairs.Read: Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany>Read: Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach>
One of my biggest criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the uncaring way the machinery chews up and spits out the actual artists who make the movies in the first place. Anyone got a copy of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man they could lend to me? However, sometimes a filmmaker is lucky and savvy enough to turn that corporate gig into a blank check to take on whatever project they want next. And fortunately for us sometimes that filmmaker is the hilarious Taika Waititi.Following his successful reinvention of the God of Thunder in Thor Ragnarok, Waititi has 1. Turned his great vampire movie What We Do In The Shadows into a great vampire TV show 2. Starred as an imaginary idiot version of Adolf Hitler in his upcoming movie Jojo Rabbit and 3. Signed on to direct the long-anticipated live-action adaptation of the legendary manga Akira. And now you can add a fourth project, an animated Flash Gordon movie, to that list.Even if you don’t know Flash Gordon specifically, you know its vibe. The 1930s space opera comic strip by Alex Raymond, starring a Yale polo player who battles space aliens, is one of those nerd ur-texts like John Carter or The Lord of the Rings or Dune that massively influenced pretty much everything else that came after them in the genre. Star Wars arguably started as a Flash Gordon fan film.The shiny gaudy magical sci-fi camp fantasy aesthetic of Thor Ragnarok certainly owes a lot to Flash Gordon, especially the 1980s movie version. What is Thor in that movie if not a heroic space jock? So Waititi makes sense as a pick. Plus his sense of humor should keep it on the right side of ridiculous considering there’s a character named Ming the Merciless. We’ll be interested to see how he does with an animated project though.There’s no release date for Flash Gordon, which makes sense considering Waititi has at least two other movies to get through before then. In the meantime, just check out our review of Thor Ragnarok again. Taika Waititi’s ‘Thor 4’ Pushes Back ‘Akira’MCU News: Donald Glover’s Role, a Chris Stays On, & Ms. Marvel Updates Stay on target
UPDATE: Joelle Emerson was located early Saturday after she called home, police said.—————————–Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Vancouver woman who is believed to be experiencing a mental health crisis.A family member reported 35-year-old Joelle Emerson missing to the Vancouver Police Department on Thursday after Emerson left her residence during a mental health crisis, police said. She has not made contact with her family.Police said Emerson is considered to be at risk due to her ongoing mental health concerns.She is described as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, 125 pounds, with blue eyes and short red hair. At the time of her disappearance, Emerson had her hair in a short ponytail. She was last seen wearing black pants and a green hooded jacket.Anyone who sees Emerson or knows of her whereabouts should contact 311, if in Clark County, or Vancouver police Detective David Jensen at 360-772-2205.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely “best friend” of America’s longtime Middle Eastern adversary.Trump also said “we very much appreciate” that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard chose not to target a U.S. spy plane carrying more than 30 people.The president’s softer tone Saturday marked a stark contrast to the anti-Iran rhetoric he employed throughout the presidential campaign and presidency, including his use of punishing economic sanctions in an attempt to pressure Iran to give up its quest to build nuclear weapons.“The fact is we’re not going to have Iran have a nuclear weapon,” he said as he left the White House for a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat. “And when they agree to that, they are going to have a wealthy country, they’re going to be so happy and I’m going to be their best friend.”“I hope that happens. I hope that happens, but it may not,” Trump said. He later said Iran will be hit with unspecified new sanctions on Monday.
No Zika reports for TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jabn 2016 – The Caribbean is getting more Zika ready with the help of CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). When Magnetic Media questioned the CHTA and CTO panel on the public safety issues and public health concerns of a modern world, including the new to the region, Zika virus, the six deaths in Tobago from swine flu and how crime is affecting tourism, there was confirmation that plans are activated. One of those plans included that CARPHA has issued a guide book for hotels on how to deal with Zika. Frank Comito, CEO of the CHTA exposed that there have been some cancellations of vacations as a result of the health notices in North America but there has been no hysteria. On the matter of crime, CHTA members have been proactive with visitor safety initiatives including better lighting, better landscaping, addition of CCTV, liaising with local officials and in the case of The Bahamas, there is now a Tourism Police unit. Related Items:carpha, frank comito, ZIka Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region
Baffled employees quickly came out and apologized, but by that time, the couple’s stomachs were already soured by the sight.“[I felt] disgust. It’s a whole frog in a water drink, and you’re at a restaurant,” said Sheats. “You have hairs in your food sometimes, or maybe a little piece of plastic from packaging, but this is an amphibian. You definitely lose your appetite immediately.”The couple has since filed a complaint with the Waffle House corporate office and the Florida Department of Health.Health officials inspected the restaurant days later and found at least 11 violations.Though frogs are considered delicacies in some places around the world, Sheats never thought one would be served up so close to home. “You don’t expect a frog, so it was quite a surprise,” she said.A Waffle House spokesperson said the incident is being investigated.“My husband and I have always enjoyed Waffle House, but being that that happened, it kind of puts a bad taste in your mouth,” said Sheats. TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) – A couple dining at a North Florida restaurant known for its waffles experienced a sudden loss of appetite when they realized there was a dead frog in one of their water glasses.Claire Sheats and her husband went out to eat at a Waffle House in Tallahassee, Nov. 5.Sheats said they were drinking some ice-cold water as they waited for their food — when they noticed something unsettling in one of their glasses.“In my husband’s drink, there’s a whole frog just floating around in the water,” she said.The couple nearly leapt from their seats after they dumped the water out onto the table to find the amphibian floating inside.“Sure enough, there’s the frog,” said Sheats.Unfortunately, her husband had already taken a few sips. The restaurant has until the end of this week to correct the violations.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Global Citizens: Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, More janet-jackson-weeknd-headline-global-citizen-festival-nyc Content Not Available Twitter Janet Jackson, The Weeknd To Headline Global Citizen Festival NYC https://twitter.com/GlblCtzn/status/1026906524722049024 Email Facebook Other performers include Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Janelle Monáe with a special guest appearance by John LegendPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 7, 2018 – 2:54 pm The bill for 2018’s Global Citizen Festival NYC on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Sept. 29 was announced on Aug. 7. GRAMMY winners Janet Jackson and the Weeknd will headline with Shawn Mendes and GRAMMY nominees Cardi B and Janelle Monáe. Started in 2012 by the Global Poverty Project, The free, ticketed event is a reward for acts of activism and is closing in on 16 million such actions, each trying to make the world a better place.GRAMMY winner John Legend will appear as special guest and the event will be hosted by Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman. Nominated for an Oscar and winner of Emmy and Tony awards, Jackman began 2018 with the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. His wife, Furness is both an exceptional actress and activist, known especially for her work on behalf of orphans and pro-adoption.Cardi B and Shawn Mendes have both had No. 1 albums this year as well. Her debut Invasion Of Privacy peaked in April, and his self-titled third studio album reached the top in May, his third No. 1 album. Of course we’ve also learned to expect Legend to live up to his name, repeatedly, but 2018 was the year we learned he could deliver a great live performance as Jesus in the televised special version of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” News On Dec. 2, 2018, Global Citizen is heading to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival, as we reported last month, with headliners including Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran. Also, back in 2011, a year before the first festival, Legend headlined a Global Citizen concert in Australia to raise funds to fight polio.While activist impulses are based on a generous spirit, this event and its community are made up of dedicated people who have gained for themselves from their commitment to giving and working for change. September’s festival in the park is likely to be both a fun and enriching opportunity to feel that spirit.Information including how to earn tickets for Global Citizen Festival NYC are available on the organization’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Share David Becker/Getty ImagesJesus Campos, the hotel security guard who was shot the night that Stephen Paddock killed 58 people, gave his first media interview to Ellen DeGeneres. The shooter fired from windows he broke in a suite at the Mandalay Bay, pictured on Oct. 2, the day after the massacre. David Becker/Getty ImagesJesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first victim the night that Stephen Paddock rained bullets on people in Las Vegas, gave his first — and possibly last — media interview, to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.While there were no major revelations in the interview, which airs Wednesday, Campos’ account added fresh detail to a timeline of events that law enforcement officials are still working to understand.“I’m doing better each day,” Campos said, clutching a cane and looking a bit overwhelmed. “Slowly but surely, just healing — physically and mentally.”With DeGeneres’ gentle prodding, Campos told the story of the night of Oct. 1, when he was dispatched to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to check on an alert that a stairwell door was open.Campos took the stairs, but when he tried to open the door to the 32nd floor, it wouldn’t open. He went downstairs and took the elevator up, where he saw that a metal bracket was holding shut one of two consecutive doors leading to the stairwell.A hotel engineer named Stephen Schuck — who joined Campos on DeGeneres’ couch — was sent to look at the bracket.Then Campos said he heard what sounded like drilling, which DeGeneres clarified was the sound of gunfire. He assumed people were working in the area and turned to walk down the hall. Campos said that as he walked away, one of the two stairwell doors slammed behind him, likely catching the shooter’s attention. (Police say Paddock had put surveillance cameras in his room and in a room service cart outside his suite.)Suddenly, Campos said, “I heard rapid fire. At first, I took cover. I felt a burning sensation.” He realized he had been shot when he lifted his pant leg and saw blood. He got on his radio and told hotel staff that shots had been fired.Paddock had shot him through the door of his suite. “I didn’t know how he was shooting,” Campos said.That is when Schuck arrived from a higher floor to look at the metal bracket. Halfway down the hall, he saw Campos and heard loud noises.“At the time, I thought it was a jackhammer,” Shuck said, though he knew that didn’t make sense.Then Campos leaned out from an alcove to one of the hotel rooms and yelled at him, “Take cover! Take cover!” Schuck ducked.“Within milliseconds, if he didn’t say that, I would have got hit,” Schuck told DeGeneres. He felt the pressure as bullets passed close behind his head.A hotel guest stuck her head out of her room; Campos told her to go back in and take cover. “And that’s when more rounds were dispersed,” he said.And with that, Campos and Schuck finished their recounting of events — a key part of the investigation into exactly what happened that terrible night and why. Firing across Las Vegas Boulevard from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, Paddock shot hundreds of bullets at people attending a country music festival before police say he turned the gun on himself. More than 500 people were injured and 58 were killed; about 45 people remain hospitalized.The interview on Ellen doesn’t alter the latest timeline described by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, which has shifted in the weeks since the shooting. Authorities originally said that Campos arrived after Paddock had begun firing on the crowds below — and that his presence diverted the shooter’s attention and ended the attack on the music festival.Lombardo and MGM Resorts, which owns Mandalay Bay, now agree that Campos was shot at about the same time Paddock started firing at the music festival. It’s not clear, with the latest timeline, what caused Paddock to stop firing.The precise timing of events, especially how quickly the hotel communicated what it knew to police, could affect lawsuits filed by victims against MGM.As Campos finished recounting his experience, he looked shaken. DeGeneres said Campos doesn’t plan to give more interviews.“I understand your reluctance, because you just want this to be over,” she said. “So you’re talking about it now, and then you’re not going to talk about it again. And I don’t blame you, because why relive this over and over again?” She thanked him for saving the lives of Schuck, the hotel guest and possibly others.Then Campos expressed gratitude to all the people who assisted that night — the police, FBI, first responders, hospital staff and the community.“Everything puts pieces together on how everyone came together to help that night, even in the darkest hour,” he said.Campos and Schuck refused to accept money from the show, but DeGeneres still bestowed the men with a few gifts. A staffer brought out a giant check for $25,000 in Campos’ and Shuck’s names to a fund for the victims of the attack.Campos dabbed his eyes and took a deep breath.
Kolkata: Traffic in the city was thrown out of gear due to a demonstration staged by BJP supporters and workers on Thursday afternoon. The party workers and supporters had assembled near Deshapriya Park and then started marching towards Hazra crossing.They were protesting in connection with the issue of the National Register of Citizen (NRC) in Assam. Police stopped the procession when it reached Hazra crossing. They staged a sit-in-demonstration at the crossing, which led to massive traffic congestion. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMovement of traffic at the crossing remained suspended for around an hour from 2.15 pm. The party supporters finally withdrew the roadblock at around 3 pm.Long queues of vehicles were noticed on several roads due to the roadblock. Though the police tried to keep the vehicles moving by diverting buses and other vehicles through other roads, the roadblock at a crucial intersection like Hazra left an adverse effect on the city’s traffic movement.People were highly inconvenienced due to the traffic congestion as they got delayed in reaching their destinations.Monotosh Jha, a resident of North Kolkata, said: “I had to reach Tollygunge by 2.30 pm. But the vehicles in which I was travelling got stuck in the traffic congestion and got delayed.” He was finally found leaving the vehicle to walk towards the nearest Metro station to take a train to Tollygunge.
Parents, please take note. Researchers have demonstrated an association between regular physical activity during childhood and higher lung function in adolescent girls compared to boys. A recent study examined the relationship between physical activity, from childhood to young days and lung function in adolescence in 2,300 boys and girls participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). “The high prevalence of physical inactivity observed in children is worrying. Extrapolated to the population as a whole, this is a factor that could have a considerable impact on lung function,” said researchers. “Strategies for promoting physical activity in childhood could be highly beneficial for the respiratory health of the population,” they added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAccording to the researchers, the children’s physical activity was recorded using an Actigraph sensor over seven-day periods at 11, 13 and 15 years of age and their lung function was analysed by spirometry at 8 and 15 years of age. The children’s parents also completed questionnaires on socio-demographic, psychological and lifestyle-related factors. The researchers defined low, moderate and high physical activity trajectories. In contrast, no such association was observed in boys. One possible explanation, according to researchers, is that “growth spurts occur earlier in girls than in boys, so any effect of physical activity on lung function can be more easily observed at an earlier age in girls”. The findings showed that less than 7 per cent of the children achieved the level of physical activity recommended by the WHO.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 6, 2013 If you’re psyched about Amazon’s scheme to someday have unmanned drones deliver products to your doorstep, scale your excitement back a couple notches. Not only is FAA approval of such a service still a ways off, Amazon’s plan potentially faces one more hurdle: hacker attack drones.As crazy as that might sound, well, just keep reading.”Serial hacker” Samy Kamkar — who was apparently responsible for knocking MySpace offline for a period in 2005 — has created something he calls the SkyJack. It’s an aerial drone that seeks out other drones, hacks them and then essentially takes control over them.Running a combination of custom software and other easily available applications on a Raspberry Pi circuit board, the SkyJack seeks out the wireless signals of nearby drones, hijacks the connections used to control them and commandeer the victims’ flight-control and camera systems, according to a report from Ars Technica.Here, Kamkar explains SkyJack’s technical details:What’s more, Kamkar has made public all the tech specifications that anyone needs to build an aerial hacker drone of their very own.So, imagine all those Amazon drones buzzing overhead being turned into zombies by one rogue drone, and all of our packages winding up in the hands of some criminal. Hopefully delivery drones don’t take to the skies without some serious security measures in place first.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. 2 min read Register Now »