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Mayweather Says Pacquiao “Coward”

first_imgNEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he’s not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao “because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward.”The interview was recorded late May 5 and will air May 9 after the network’s replay of boxing’s richest fight, which Mayweather won by decision last weekend in Las Vegas to stay undefeated.Asked if he thought Pacquiao was hampered by the right shoulder injury that later required surgery, Mayweather tells Jim Gray, “Absolutely not.”“Excuses, excuses, excuses,” he said later.“He was fast,” Mayweather insists in quotes released May 7. “His left hand was fast. His right hand was fast and he was throwing them both fast and strong.”Using an expletive for emphasis, Mayweather adds that “I’m not going to buy into” it, “and I don’t want the public to buy into” it.“He lost,” Mayweather said. “He knows he lost. I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this.”Mayweather acknowledges that he earlier texted ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to say he welcomed a rematch.“Yeah, but I change my mind,” Mayweather said. “At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward. . If you lost, accept the loss and say, ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter.’”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgSouth Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he won’t pursue an expansion of Medicaid after a conversation with Vice President-elect Mike Pence.The governor and Pence talked about President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for repealing or reforming the Affordable Care Act.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..IN 2017. ;13Daugaard says a shift in policy could help the state save tens of millions of dollars:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..ON OUR PART. ;27Daugaard says the national election results mean the prospect of reforming the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people is real.last_img read more

Abraham: I’d believe in myself under Lampard

first_imgChelsea forward Tammy Abraham believes there ‘is no better guy to play under’ than Frank Lampard amidst rumours that the Derby County boss is set to become the new Blues manager.The club’s all-time top-scorer has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge to fill the vacancy left by Maurizio Sarri, who departed last week to join Serie A champions Juventus.Lampard took Derby to the Championship play-off final last season before losing in the final to Abraham’s loan club Aston Villa, and the striker has welcomed his potential return. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Yes, if it was him to take over the job, I believe in ­myself,” Abraham told The Telegraph.“There is no better guy [than Lampard] to play under. Someone you have grown up watching, been at Chelsea forever.“He knows about me as well. I played against his team in the play-off final.”The 21-year-old, who scored 26 goals for the Villans in the Championship last season, has yet to find a way through to Chelsea’s first-team and has made just three first-team appearances.The striker has been linked with a return to Villa Park as they build their squad for their first season back in the Premier League, but he has his sights set on making a name for himself in a Blues shirt.Abraham knows that for himself and the rest of the club’s young players, there may not be a plethora of opportunities coming their way if the club’s transfer ban is lifted, so they need to take their chance when it arrives.“This year is the most important year for us, It is now or never. There will never be a better time to play the youngsters,” he added.“Of course the transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted, but I am excited and I am sure the rest of the players are.“There is a great chance for us so we must get our heads down at training and go for it at Chelsea.“I have already been talking to the club about pre-season. I’m going to have a couple of weeks and then come back hitting the ground running.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Petronas Names Its First FLNG

first_imgzoom The first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility of Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has been named today at its shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea.“Today, we have pushed the boundaries and turned our technological aspirations of having an LNG plant on a floating vessel into reality,” said Datuk Wan Zulkiflee, President and CEO of PETRONAS.The PETRONAS Floating LNG1 (PFLNG1) was last reported to had reached 95% of the structure completion in December 2015.Once completed, the PFLNG 1 will be moored at the Kanowit field, offshore Sarawak, and is designed to produce 1.2 mtpa of LNG.The FLNG is due to come on stream in 2016.The milestone comes following the company’s decision to push the commissioning of its second floating liquefied natural gas  (FLNG) project for a later date as the company works to cut costs in a relentless market.The PFLNG 2 project, to be located off the coast of Sabah in Malaysia, was originally scheduled for delivery in 2018. However, it has not been disclosed what will be the new date of delivery.The FLNG is being built by Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries as part of a consortium consisting of JGC Corporation, Samsung Heavy Industries Company Limited, JGC (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Samsung Heavy Industries (M) Sdn Bhd.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Nordic Shipholdings Tanker Sale Fails

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license. The planned sale of Nordic Shipholding’s MR1 chemical/product tanker Nordic Ruth has fallen through, the Danish shipowner said.In February this year, Nordic Shipholding signed a sale and purchase memorandum of agreement (MOA) with an undisclosed buyer to dispose of the Handysize bulker built in 2000.VesselsValue’s data shows that Nordic Shipholding inked the MOA with a company from Nigeria, having agreed the purchase price of USD 6.1 million.However, the buyers “have not honoured their obligation to establish the requested deposit, and the … Memorandum of Agreement is consequently considered null and void,” Nordic Shipholding explained.“Nordic Shipholding A/S will continue to market the vessel for sale,” the shipowner added.Including the 35,800 dwt Nordic Ruth, the shipping company currently has six product tanker vessels, five Handysize tankers and one LR1.last_img read more

4th Commemorative Park Poster Available

first_imgAn image of West Mabou Beach — entitled Beach Panorama — is the2004 commemorative parks poster officially unveiled today, July16, by Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture andHeritage, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister RichardHurlburt. In celebration of Parks Day, the Department of Natural Resourceshas launched the fourth poster in the series that showcases thenatural beauty and uniqueness of Nova Scotia’s provincial parks.The 2004 image was taken at West Mabou Beach Provincial Park inInverness County by Shirley Robb, photographer withCommunications Nova Scotia. “These posters capture many unique images of our provincial parksthat might otherwise not be seen by visitors,” said Mr.MacDonald. “West Mabou Beach is an outstanding coastal beach withdramatic coastal views, open grassy hills and forested trails. Amajority of visitors come to Nova Scotia because of our naturalenvironment and access to the coastline is part of the NovaScotia experience.” Designated as a provincial park in 2001, West Mabou Beach isknown for its extensive dune system. It offers visitors beachaccess to the Northumberland Strait and hiking experiences. Theproperty provides opportunities for viewing soaring eagles andwhales feeding near the shore, as well as the remains of earlyfarms and homesteads. A new poster is launched each year to help promote the naturalbeauty of the trails, shorelines and wilderness of Nova Scotia’sprovincial park system. The posters are sold at provincialcamping parks, visitor information centres and through thedepartment’s parks website.last_img read more

Delhi Police seeks details regarding investigation in 9 heinous cases involving Northeast

first_imgNew Delhi: A unit of Delhi Police sought information from six districts regarding disposal of pending investigation cases in which victims are hailing from the North East region of the country.Police sources said that as many as nine cases are reportedly pending with the districts. Police sources told Millennium Post that in June, the letter was written from the office of Additional Commissioner of Police, special police unit (northeast region) to six districts (South, South East, South West, Dwarka, West and Outer Delhi). Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsQuoting letter content sources said that on perusal of reason of pending investigation cases (heinous cases) in which victim is hailing from North East region, it has been noticed that there are nine heinous cases pending investigation with the investigating officers. The district wise list from the year 2014 to June 26, 2019 has been attached with this letter. “In view of above the SHO concerned may be directed to a proper investigation of heinous cases and dispose of them on a priority basis. The specific reason for pending investigation cases may be also sent to this office within three days positively for the perusal of Joint CP/SPUNER, “the letter reads. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSources further added that according to the letter the pending cases were registered in Kotla Mubarakpur, Malviya Nagar, Sunlight Colony, Govindpuri, Vasant Vihar, Naraina, Rani Bagh, Shakarpur and Madhu Vihar police stations. According to Delhi Police Annual Report 2018, they (police) gives topmost priority to the security of people from the North-East region living in Delhi. Specially designated officer Joint CP/SPUWAC and SPUNER conducted regular meetings with the representatives of North Eastern residents to ensure their security and have a robust mechanism for this purpose. “The cell monitored the calls received on helpline number 1093, instituted especially for this purpose. The Facebook page “Delhi Police for North East Folks” maintained by Joint CP/SPUWAC and SPUNER remained very popular, ” reads the Annual report. The report further added that crime against North-Eastern States’ residents has shown a decline of 17 percent in heinous cases with 19 cases being reported in 2018 as against 23 cases reported last year. The staffs of North-Eastern cell and beat staffs of concerned police stations are in regular contact with the representatives of North-East State residents to ensure that their complaints are addressed promptly.last_img read more

Triple talaq Muslim women coming out in large numbers to file FIRs

first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a spurt in triple talaq cases, with 216 FIRs filed by Muslim women since the enactment of a law which makes the practice of instant divorce a punishable offence. The maximum number of 26 such cases have been registered in Meerut followed by Saharanpur and Shamli where 17 and 10 FIRs have been lodged respectively, a senior police official told PTI on Tuesday. These three places in western Uttar Pradesh have a sizeable Muslim population. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “In UP, women given triple talaq are coming out in large numbers to register FIRs against their husbands. Within three weeks (till August 21) of implementation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, as many as 216 FIRs have been filed in the state so far,” he said. In eastern Uttar Pradesh, the highest number of 10 FIRs were registered in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency – Varanasi. The main causes of triple talaq are dowry, property dispute and domestic violence as per the FIRs lodged. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K However, except in two-three cases, no arrest has so far been made in the over 200 cases lodged. In a bid to ensure effective implementation of the Act, the Uttar Pradesh Police is contemplating to arrest the accused. “To ensure that the Act is followed in letter and spirit and justice is given to Muslim women, we are examining as to why we should not arrest those involved in giving triple talaq. We will be doing that in some districts,” Director General of Police OP Singh told PTI. He said very soon the police will also be going for “impact analysis” to ensure justice to Muslim women. “Very soon, we will be calling a few sample cases to assess the impact to ensure justice to the victim women,” he said. Some triple talaqs have been given over phone, through SMS or directly to women. In a case in Lucknow, a man allegedly gave triple talaq to his wife right inside civil court premises in the presence of her advocate after she refused to accept a chewing gum from him, police said. 30-year-old Simmi of Amrai village was divorced by her husband Syed Rashid where she had gone for the hearing of a case of dowry harassment she had lodged earlier against her in-laws. The woman was talking to her advocate when her husband offered her a chewing gum which she refused, throwing Rashid into a fit of rage so much so that he divorced his wife, uttering talaq three times then and there itself. In Banda, a woman was given triple talaq by her husband over phone, while in Barabanki a woman was given triple talaq through SMS. In another case, a man divorced his wife allegedly to escape from the responsibility of providing treatment to their physically challenged daughter. In a separate case, a woman alleged that her husband had ended their two-year-old marriage by pronouncing triple talaq over phone as she had a dark complexion. In yet another case, a man allegedly divorced his wife in full public view in her village market in Unnao district using the outlawed custom and mocking at the new law that declares the oral diktat a penal offence. The triple talaq law came into effect retrospectively from September 19, 2018, after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the legislation that makes giving instant oral triple talaq or talalq-e-biddat a criminal offence with provisions of jail term up to three years. The new law makes void and illegal talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband. It also makes it illegal to pronounce talaq three times in spoken, written or through SMS or WhatsApp or any other electronic chat in one sitting. The law says any Muslim husband who pronounces the illegal form of talaq upon his wife shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. The aggrieved woman is entitled to demand a maintenance from her husband for herself and her dependent children under the Act.last_img read more

Five premiers flip pancakes talk politics on Calgary Stampede visit

first_imgCALGARY – Five premiers have gathered in Calgary to take in some Stampede festivities and share notes ahead of this week’s first ministers’ meeting in Saskatoon.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hosted his counterparts from Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories during Calgary’s annual 10-day celebration of cowboy culture.The men of the hour have arrived— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) July 8, 2019All lead conservative parties, with the exception of Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories where there is a consensus system.Kenney says he and the “like-minded” premiers discussed hurdles in getting Canadian resources to market and their opposition to federal bills overhauling resource reviews and banning oil tankers from the northern B.C. coast.RELATED: Politics and pancakes: Kenney welcomes fellow premiers at annual breakfastHe says other premiers with similar concerns were invited, but some had scheduling conflicts.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who will be chairing the Council of the Federation meeting, said the informal Calgary get-together wasn’t meant to be ideological.last_img read more

Prairie provinces BC to meet next week on standardized trucking regulations

first_imgREGINA – Government officials from Canada’s four western provinces plan to hold a teleconference next week to discuss standardized trucking regulations.Trucking safety has been in the spotlight since April 6 when 16 people with the Humboldt Broncos died and 13 others were injured after a transport truck and the junior hockey team’s bus collided.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said discussions were underway before the crash, through Saskatchewan Government Insurance, and he hopes any changes that are agreed upon will be brought in soon.“SGI has been in discussion with our Saskatchewan trucking industry as well as the Canadian industry as a whole on standardizing and mandatory testing here in this province,” Moe said Thursday.Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for SGI, said 50 per cent of all truck accidents in Saskatchewan between 2014 and 2016 involved drivers from out of province.“We think that it’s really important that we have a consistent approach to it in Western Canada, because our trucks don’t stay in Saskatchewan and Alberta trucks don’t stay in Alberta,” he said. “They come through our province.”Ontario is the only province that has mandatory truck driver training consisting of 103.5 hours.Alberta announced earlier this week that it’s making driver training for new commercial truckers mandatory as early as next January.Hargrave said the western provinces are aiming to have an announcement by early fall.Saskatchewan NDP critic Carla Beck said she thinks it’s reasonable to mandate training for tractor-trailer drivers.“Looking at best practice and meeting with industry to ensure that there is a basic level or training that people in the province can ensure that all drivers have achieved,” she said.Transport Canada said Wednesday that it’s making seatbelts mandatory on new medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020.Moe said he supports the move and believes that some parents from the Broncos are likely to feel the same.“We welcome that. I’ve talked to a number of parents from the Humboldt bus crash and I think they would be supportive of that as well in many cases”The Broncos bus crash occurred where Highway 35 meets a secondary road at a spot known as Armley Corner. The tractor trailer involved was owned by a Calgary company.The province has hired a private engineering firm to examine the corner.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Tunisian jihadists call for uprising anniversary demo

first_imgTUNIS- Tunisia’s banned jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia designated a “terrorist organisation” by the authorities, has called for a demonstration Tuesday in central Tunis to mark the third anniversary of the revolution.“The struggle is mandatory and it must be a popular struggle… which is why we extend our hands to anyone wanting to stand up to repression and we support the planned protest at the Kasbah on Tuesday,” the group said on its official Facebook page.“We must struggle against the tyranny of the authorities by all means possible,” added the group, which is blamed for killing two leftist opposition MPs in separate attacks earlier this year. It called on the people to carry with them “the anger of the orphans, the widows, the oppressed, the families of martyrs and detainees, and those who have suffered torture and oppression.”The authorities did not immediately respond to Ansar al-Sharia’s call, which comes as Tunisia prepares to mark the third anniversary of the start of the revolution that toppled former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.There have been numerous calls to protest at the Kasbah in Tunis, where the government’s headquarters are located, across the Internet and on fly posters.Opposition activists are also calling for a day of “rage” in the impoverished central town of Sidi Bouzid, where the self-immolation of 26-year-old street vendor sparked the first so-called Arab Spring uprising.Since then, Tunisia has been rocked by violence blamed on radical Islamist groups that were suppressed under the former dictator, with attacks multiplying in recent months, and with the opposition blaming the ruling Islamist party Ennahda of failing to rein in the jihadists.The authorities say Ansar al-Sharia has ties to Al-Qaeda and was behind the killing of Chokri Belaid and Mohammed Brahmi in February and July, attacks which sparked political crises.Ansar al-Sharia has denies responsibility for the Belaid and Brahmi murders.Since the summer police have carried out multiple arrests aimed at weakening the secretive group, which accused Ennahda on Monday of being “traitors” only interested in power.last_img read more

UN envoy encourages Somali parties to get it right in forming new

“This is a key moment for Somalia and it is extremely important to get it right, after almost two decades of violence,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, as the High-level Committee, comprising delegates from the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), continue discussions. “The Committee members are working responsibly to ensure there is a fair process which should lead to the election of a new head of State,” he added.Violence has continued in Somalia in recent months despite the signing in June 2008 of the UN-facilitated Djibouti Agreement by the TFG and the ARS, in which they agreed to end their conflict. Last October, both parties greed on the outline of forming a Government of National Unity and enlarging the Parliament and the principles were endorsed by the Transitional Federal Parliament.“I will be in Djibouti shortly to discuss the final arrangements with all Somali delegates, leaders and their friends,” said Mr. Ould-Abdallah. “I would like to thank the TFG, ARS and all Somalis for their patience at this critical time. This is a delicate process. All participants are confident that it will succeed and help bring more stability to Somalia.” 20 January 2009The top United Nations envoy for Somalia today voiced his hope that talks in Djibouti aimed at forming a unity government will succeed and bring stability to the strife-torn nation that has not had a functioning central government since 1991. read more

New transport and energy forums needed in Central Asia Turkmenistan tells UN

“I believe there has come the time to start the development of concrete measures on the settlement of energy transportation issues,” Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, recommending the establishment of a new forum for Member States to cooperate in this area.Mr. Berdimuhamedov also pointed to transport as a crucial component to the region’s sustainable development and called for UN support to study and expand transit and transport opportunities among the countries in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, Central Asia, and the Middle East. “Over the years, our country together with partners in the region is actively working on the implementation of major projects on optimization of traffic flow in the Eurasian space. We believe this is a very promising area, given the huge potential of the North-South and East-West corridors,” he said.He also spoke of Turkmenistan’s concern for the environment of the Caspian Sea, and proposed hosting the Caspian Environment Forum in Ashgabat, the country’s capital.“We are convinced of the need to give specific content to international efforts to preserve unique natural resources of the Caspian Sea. In this regard, we propose to organize the Caspian Environment Forum as a permanent body to deal with environmental issues in the Caspian basin, as well as to make appropriate proposals and recommendations.” 23 September 2011Turkmenistan’s President called for the creation of new mechanisms for Central Asian countries to cooperate on energy and transportation during a speech to the General Assembly’s annual general debate in New York today. read more

Ollie takes his show on the road

Hip hop artists will often speak about being on the grind. Simcoe’s Denton Oliver has been grinding since entering the music business in 2015.Since that time, the 23-year-old has written and performed numerous tracks that have garnered hundreds of thousands of streams online.That work ethic is paying off for Oliver – known by his stage name ‘Ollie Raps’ – as he recently signed a recording deal with Warner Music.He debuted a three-song EP Friday and is celebrating its release during a European tour. “I just kept putting out new music as much as I could,” said Oliver, an SCS grad. “Over time the fan base just continued to grow and we were able to get more looks. We were getting some big Spotify playlists. I just kept working and it all came together.”The Ollie Raps tour includes stops in Germany, Czech Republic and London, England, where demand was so high a second show was required.“This is my first real tour,” he said. “I’ve played some shows here and there but I’ve never been on an actual tour so it should be cool. We’ve put a lot of work into it, we built an actual show for the first time which was a cool process. It’s just nice to look back and see the progress and how far you’ve come and be proud of what you’re doing.”Before signing with Warner, Oliver was consistently writing, releasing and promoting his music to a rapidly growing fan base. His videos/songs routinely rack up over 10,000 plays on YouTube – the overall total stands at just shy of 1.5 million. A year ago, he hired a manager and has continued down a similar path.The EP is entitled ‘Lost’, which is also the first track.“I tried to cover a variety of genres and styles that I’ve done in the past and also just explore some new stuff and be creative because I feel that’s how you really benefit as an artist is continuing to push yourself to be better,” he said.“It’s some of my favourite work to this day. There’s a bunch of different topics and styles and moods.”‘Lost’ chronicles a time when Oliver was feeling down on his luck while ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ looks back at a past relationship. ‘Proud’ is about the musical journey he’s been on in recent years,“I’ve been stacking up songs for the last three months – I have about 30 unreleased songs,” Oliver said. “I’m just trying to really, really perfect them and try new stuff. For this project, we brought in real musicians … which was really cool to experience the collaborative part of making music where you bring in people as opposed to just programming it on production software.”Though he’s been busy planning and preparing for the European excursion, Oliver hasn’t forgotten about his fans back home. He and his team are in the process of booking a number of dates in both the US and Canada for the coming months. They’re also kicking around the idea of returning to Europe.“I feel like that’s the best way to grow a fan base,” he said. “You can’t grow a fan base if you never play there so going back to these markets and being pretty consistent about being there is what I’m trying to do in this next year.”Those wishing to listen to Oliver’s music can log onto read more

Syria UNICEF warns 40000 children in the line of fire in Raqqa

“Heavy violence in the city of Raqqa is threatening the lives of children,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director in the Middle East and North Africa Region, in a statement, which noted that at least 25 children were reportedly killed and scores injured in the city. He explained that hospitals and schools have reportedly come under attack and that those attempting to flee are at danger of getting killed or injured. He emphasized that children are being deprived of the most basic and life-saving necessities and that little aid have reached Raqqa since 2013 due to violence and access restrictions.He added that the conflict has resulted in massive displacements in and around the city, with some 80,000 children from Raqqa city now internally displaced and living in temporary shelters and camps.RELATED: As airstrikes hit Raqqa, UN sounds alarm over plight of civiliansUNICEF called on all parties to protect children inside Raqqa, provide safe passage to those wishing to leave the city and grant a protected environment to civilians who fled the city. Vaccine-derived polio virus detected in childrenMeanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a vaccine-derived polio virus has been detected recently in two children in Syria, who have been paralyzed as a result. Speaking at the regular briefing in Geneva, WHO spokesperson Oliver Rosenbauer said a third child was also detected with the virus, but has not been paralyzed. He said these strains of polio detected in these children are rare but can arrive. The area affected is Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate in eastern Syria, which in 2013-2014 had been affected by a wild polio outbreak. WHO is preparing an outbreak response to stop the virus’ spread. In New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, told reporters that UN humanitarian workers are alarmed that no UN convoys have moved to besieged and hard-to-reach locations in Syria in over two weeks, with the last such convoy on 22 May. He said that the UN continues its concern for the safety and well-being of some 4,000 people who have reportedly fled from the Tel Safuk area and surrounding villages along the Iraqi border to Markada town in Al-Hasakeh Governorate, due to ongoing fighting in the area. “Also, as fighting advances into Raqqa City, we have reports that over 95,000 people have already fled the city. We remind all parties to the fighting of their obligations to protect civilians under international humanitarian law,” he said. read more

KSP searching for Campbell County escapee

Gattis was last seen at 200 Riverboat Road in Newport. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He’s described as 5’11” tall, 170 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. Police say Gattis was in custody for theft by unlawful taking and probation violation charges.If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Kentucky State Police at (859) 428-1212. CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate an inmate who escaped from the Campbell County Detention Center.State Police say 36-year-old George Gattis, of Sparta, walked away while on work release Wednesday. – Advertisement – read more

Cancer fundraising sea bike Channel crossing banned by the French

first_imgAndy Lang and friends constructing the sea bike The idea was simple, if somewhat madcap: pedal across the Channel on a tandem bicycle strapped to two canoes in tribute to a lifelong friend who died from cancer last year.But the French authorities were having none of it.Andy and Bradley Lang had to turn back halfway through their fundraising attempt on Monday – after being refused permission to take their “unorthodox craft” into French waters.The father and son team from Torquay, Devon, had intended to pedal the 22 miles from Dover to the French coast to raise money for Cancer Research UK following the death of Andy Lang’s friend Dominic Donoghue from an aggressive back tumour last year.However the ban meant they had to turn round on reaching French waters and pedal all the way back, landing at Folkestone after seven and a quarter hours non stop effort.“We had been hoping to go all the way across,” said Mr Lang, 50. “But the French introduced a ban on unorthodox craft going into their waters because they were fed up with rescuing people.“We applied for exceptional permission to cross, but were refused, which was a shame.“But we still pedalled the full distance, just that it was halfway there and back instead of all the way across. We are both completely knackered. My bottom really, really ached by the end of it and my legs and knees are still hurting.”Mr Lang, who runs a PVC doors and windows repair company, said he came up with the idea after Mr Donoghue’s death from the cancer, which his friend had initially thought was just back ache. By the time it was diagnosed it was too late.“We were lifelong friends. We went to school together, we’d go on holidays together,” said Mr Lang. “Dom had a tumour in his back and it spread. He fought it for six or seven months. When he died I had to do something  in his memory.“Everytime I felt a bit of pain as we pedalled across I thought of what he went through. And my son Brad would gee me along whenever I started complaining. We encouraged each other.” Andy Lang and his son Bradley, on their sea bike, named Dominic after their friend who died last year Andy Lang and his son Bradley, on their sea bike, named Dominic after their friend who died last year Andy Lang and friends constructing the sea bikecenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The pair enjoyed good conditions for their crossing – even managing to change the chain driving their pedal-powered propellor when it snapped several miles in.But they had to be constantly on their guard for the huge freight ships and ferries using one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.“Our support boat would track the movement of other craft and tell us to slow down or speed up so we could make sure we didn’t get too close. Going past the shipping containers was very intimidating, the noise they made was incredible.”France introduced its ban, known as Rule 126, in 2013, after they became fed up with rescuing eccentric adventurers attempting to make the crossing.The rules prevent ‘unorthodox craft’ that are ‘not adequate for deep-sea navigation in a heavy traffic area’, effectively banning such craft attempting the crossing from Britain.The rule put an end to a fine tradition of crossing the Channel by weird and wonderful ways, which began when William Hoskins did so on a bale of straw in 1862. The first crossing by bike came in 1883, when Terah Terry mounted a tricycle on a canoe body.However the authorities  still allow swimmers and their support craft to do so – as long as they register in advance – apparently believing that they pose less danger to other craft and themselves.Those who flout the rules face heavy fines or even prison if they have to be rescued for “endangering the lives of others”. Lieutenant Richard Duchet, of the French maritime authority Action de l’Etat en Mer, said: “Such crossings are forbidden by maritime decree purely for safety reasons to avoid accidents due to the density of traffic in this zone.”Only cross-Channel swimmers from Britain to France are tolerated for historic reasons if certified by the relevant British organisations and with our permission. However, even they must return immediately to UK waters after the crossing.”Lt Duchet added that while such crossings may have been a quaint, eccentric tradition in the past, “the sheer size and numbers of craft in the Channel bear no comparison to the situation a century ago”.Mr Lang, who has raised more than £3,600 so far, built his sea bike from scratch at a cost of several hundred pounds, adapting a normal tandem by attaching it to two canoes, with a rudder controlled by a wire attached to the front forks.”We had to give the Seabike a name to register it, so it is now officially called Dominic, which is lovely,” he said. “It was very touching to say that Dominic was crossing the Channel.”last_img read more

Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019

first_img San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), one of the top culture conventions of the year, is known for revealing new TV and movie trailers to attendees.The event, which is taking place in San Diego from July 18 to July 21, is showcasing footage from upcoming sequels, such as Top Gun: Maverick, and new developments, including Netflix’s dark animated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.From Paramount Pictures’ It Chapter Two to HBO’s Watchmen, here are the top film, TV, and animated series trailers you can watch from SDCC 2019.Rick and MortyRick and Morty, a sci-fi animated comedy that follows a mad scientist and his grandson on crazy adventures, is returning to Adult Swim for its fourth season in November…*Ominous beeping noise*Fear the Walking DeadSeason 5 of Fear the Walking Dead is almost done, and the series released an exclusive trailer at SDCC that showed what’s to come for the surviving squad. Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC on Aug. 11.Van HelsingVanessa Helsing, a relative of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is the lead protagonist of Van Helsing Season 4. The series, which will premiere on SyFy this fall, promises a lot of blood, gore, and rituals.The ExpanseThe Expanse, Amazon Prime Video’s eerie sci-fi show, teases intergalactic battles for Season 4, which will debut on the streaming service in December. When Earth, Mars, and the Belt struggle for power after the Ring Gates open to new planets, everything might fall apart at the seams.Star Trek: PicardSir Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as the Starfleet officer and former Enterprise captain Picard in Star Trek: Picard, a new series coming to CBS All Access in 2020.WestworldWestworld is welcoming a new face (Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul) and moving to a futuristic world for Season 3. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Tessa Thompson are also starring in the series, which is returning to HBO in 2020.Star Trek: Short TreksStar Trek: Short Treks is coming to CBS All Access this fall: Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) are returning to the U.S.S. Enterprise for this mini-series’ six new shorts.WatchmenSet in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are considered outlaws, Watchmen, HBO’s thrilling series based on the graphic novel by Dave Gibbons, will leave you on the edge of your seat. Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Jean Smart star in Watchmen, which hits HBO this October.The Dark Crystal: Age of ResistanceJim Henson’s famous dark fantasy adventure comes to life in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a story about three Gelfling heroines that try to stop an evil group from taking over their universe. The series, which features a voice cast with Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton, and Anya Taylor-Joy, is coming to Netflix on Aug. 30.21 BridgesAn NYPD detective engages in a city-wide manhunt for cop killers and blocks off most of Manhattan in the thrilling movie 21 Bridges, which hits theaters in September.The Walking Dead Movie (Untitled)Rick Grimes’ story isn’t over yet: The first The Walking Dead movie teaser dropped at SDCC 2019 and even though it doesn’t have an official title or release date yet, we’re excited for this character to return to the big screen.The WitcherThe Witcher, Netflix’s fantasy series based on the video game series of the same name, is coming to the streaming service soon. Henry Cavill, who plays monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, must find stability in an unsettled continent where magic and reality collide.The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Season 10, which is coming this fall to AMC. This time, they’ll have to also deal with The Whisperers, a group of undercover humans who dress up like flesh-eaters to survive.She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adora, Glimmer, and Bow are keeping The Princess Alliance strong in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3, which will hit Netflix on Aug. 2. This time, Adora will have to venture to the Crimson Waste to untangle anther mystery that might change the course of the show.Creepshow“There are things in the corner of this world…they will drive you insane.” (All the chills here.) Creepshow, a new Shudder horror anthology series based on Stephen King and George A. Romero’s eerie film with the same name, is coming to haunt your dreams on Sept. 26.Top Gun: MaverickStill feel the need for speed? Tom Cruise is coming back as your favorite fighter pilot in Top Gun: Maverick, which will hit theaters on June 26, 2020.His Dark MaterialsBased on Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, His Dark Materials follows a young girl who must travel to different parallel universes and find her missing friend. Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda star in this fantasy series, which is coming to HBO in the fall.It Chapter TwoThe Losers Club is back as adults in It Chapter Two, a creepy horror film that brings them face to face with  Pennywise, a demonic clown that preys on children, 27 years later. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, and Bill Skarsgård star in It Chapter Two, which hits theaters on Sept. 6.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.There are only four episodes left of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6, and fans received a sneak peek at what’s in store for the elite squad of investigators at SDCC 2019.My Hero AcademiaSeason 4 of My Hero Academia is coming to Funimation in October, so get ready for Deku to do “whatever it takes” to save a young girl in this suspenseful anime series.Terminator: Dark FateA new judgement day is coming in Terminator: Dark Fate, which stars Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, a terminator hunter who is tasked to protect a young girl (Natalia Reyes) from a “metal mother f*cker” (Gabriel Luna). Terminator: Dark Fate is coming to theaters on Nov. 1.Mayans M.C. The next chapter of the Sons of Anarchy saga, Mayans M.C., is coming back to FX for Season 2 on Sept. 3. The series, which is set in a post-Jax Teller world, follows EZ Reyes, who is trying to find out the gruesome circumstances of his mother’s death.More on Movie and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019Tom Cruise Surprises Fans With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer at SDCC 2019 Stay on target ‘Death Saves’ D&D Streetwear: Interview With Designer D…Wesley Snipes Says ‘It’s All Good’ With Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Reboot Film last_img read more

Macau visitor spending rises 22 in 1Q18 to MOP1642 billion

first_imgVisitors to Macau spent MOP$16.42 billion in the three months to 31 March 2018, an increase of 22% year-on-year but down 9.7% sequentially.The majority of spending came from overnight visitors, who contributed MOP$12.68 billion – up 19.6% year-on-year – while spending by same-day visitors grew 30.7% to MOP$3.74 billion. Per capita spending was MOP$1,921, with those from mainland China spending an average of MOP$2,234. RelatedPosts Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Load More MGM planning to make Osaka Asia’s MICE Capital: Murren Report says MICE accounted for 22% of tourists to Singapore in 2018 Mainland visitors travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) spent an average of MOP$2,558, up 18.8% year-on-year, with those from Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan spending MOP$1,948, MOP$1,712 and MOP$1,652 respectively.Per-capita spending of overnight visitors rose by 8.6% year-on-year to MOP$2,928. Overnight visitors from mainland China spent an average of MOP$3,312 with IVS visitors spending MOP3,693. Same-day visitors from mainland China spent an average of MOP$1,102, a 23.7% year-on-year increase, while IVS visitors spent MOP$1,644, up 22.5%.Shopping was the biggest beneficiary of spending, comprising 47.3% of total visitor spend, followed by accommodation (23.3%) and food and beverage (22.0%) in 1Q18.Per-capita shopping spending of visitors rose by 21.7% year-on-year to MOP$910, of which spending on local food products (MOP$290) and cosmetics and perfume (MOP$243) grew by 24.8% and 20.8% respectively.Analyzed by main purpose of visit, visitors coming to Macau for MICE events had higher per-capita spending (MOP$2,908), followed by those coming specifically for shopping (MOP$2,596) and for vacation (MOP$2,500).last_img read more

OBITUARY Ava Grace Kelley Emma Rose Kelley

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The many relatives and friends of Jessica Carlino and Michael Kelley of Wilmington will be saddened to hear of the passing of their beloved twin daughters, Ava Grace Kelley and Emma Rose Kelley, born on November 7, 2018.Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street, Everett on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m.Donations in Ava and Emma’s memory may be made the the A.C.D.K. Hope Foundation, 121 Foster Road, Tewksbury, MA 01876.Ava Grace Kelley & Emma Rose Kelley(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of November 11, 2018)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Michael Joseph Kelley, 60In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more