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first_img(EDs: Repeating after making correction in para 3) Hyderabad, July 25 (PTI) The Cue Slam — Indian Cue Masters League, was today formally launched here and the inaugural season would be held in Ahmedabad from August 19 to 25. The League will be a five team affair with franchises from leading cities across the country competing for honours. The teams from New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad have been christened as Delhi Dons, Chennai Strikers, Gujarat Kings, Bengaluru Buddies and Hyderabad Hustlers. As many as 25 players were picked during the players? draft earlier in the day, with marquee players being picked at USD 15,000. Cue Slam will be played on a round robin cum knock-out format. Each tie will consist of five matches with three 6 Red snooker and two 9 Ball pool matches per tie. Each franchise will have five players (1 Icon player, 1 Female player, 3 men players, with a stipulation that a minimum of three Indians will be in the team). Sportzlive Entertainment, who are also the official license holders of the Premier Badminton League, have acquired long-term rights for Cue Slam. While BSFI will provide technical support and help in acquiring players, Sportzlive will be responsible for managing and executing the league. 16-time World Champion Pankaj Advani, said “a format like this will excite the fans and I see it becoming a very popular sport very soon. We had been waiting it for long time. “It is extremely fast paced game, we have to adapt ourselves just like the audience likes it. People like fast paced games, they like unpredictable results, they like upsets, they like drama and thats what we are going to provide and we are really looking forward to it as players.” When asked if they need to undergo separate training Pankaj said, “Obviously, 15 seconds to play a shot which is very quick. Yes, we will have to train separately for this because it is extremely fast paced and it is going to be very exciting. “I am going to see lot of errors as well because players are not used to it but i guess it adds to the drama and excitement. “Obviously it is not going to be the ideal way of playing in terms of skill and lasting over a long period of time. But, I guess we also have to move with the times and look forward for promoting our sport and packaging it in the best possible way,” Pankaj said, reacting to another query. PTI VVK BS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgHuawei sub-brand Honor is ready to bring back its Note-series with the Honor Note 10. Honor president, Zhao Ming, confirmed that the company is ready to come out with the Honor Note 10. The last Note phone from the company was the Honor Note 8 that was launched in August 2016. The company skipped the Honor Note 9 and it seems the reason behind it was that it spent two years working on the Honor Note 10.Zhao Ming confirmed the existence of the Honor Note 10 via a Weibo post, where he also seemed to hint some major upgrades. The Honor president teases a “very scary” new device following the Honor 10 GT which comes with a GPU Turbo tech. This suggests the Note 10 could bring some serious horsepower under-the-hood, but details about the upcoming phablet is still a mystery.As per a few reports in the past, the Honor Note 10 could sport a massive 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display courtesy Samsung. If true, Honor may be looking at reducing the bezels all around to fit in a large display on a form factor that could be similar to the Honor Note 8. If the company is designing the Honor Note 10 based on the Honor 10, then you can also expect a notched display.The Honor Note 10 could also get a HiSilicon Kirin 980 if it launches by the end of the year, but there’s nothing certain about that right now. Zhao Ming has not provided a timeline on when the Honor Note 10 will be unveiled, but his post indicates that the phone is next in line and we could be just a few weeks away.advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgTo apply, please download the ‘TFA National Indigenous Team Expression of Interest’ document and follow the instructions.Position descriptions for both Coaches and Managers are also available to download; please see below.Expression of interest for these positions closes on COB Friday 16th October 2009 and should be forwarded to Adam Raptis at adam.raptis@austouch.com.au or fax (02) 6212 2822.Related Filestfa_national_indigenous_team_eoi-pdfindigenous_coach_position_description-pdfindigenous_managers_duty_statement-pdflast_img


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first_imgNavios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the Nave Galactic, a 2009-built VLCC of 297,168 dwt, delivered on February 4, 2014 has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for one year at a rate based on the adjusted BITR TD3 index plus a premium.The Nave Quasar, a 2010-built VLCC of 297,376 dwt has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for one year at a base rate of $20,475 (net) per day plus 50% profit sharing in excess of $24,375 (net) per day. The charterer has been granted an option for an additional year at a base rate of $25,350 (net) per day plus 50% profit sharing in excess of $29,250 (net) per day.The Nave Buena Suerte, a 2011-built VLCC of 297,491 dwt, has been chartered out to a high quality counter party for minimum one year at a rate based on charterer’s VLCC pool earnings.Navios Acquisition has contracted 83.9% and 44.2% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2014 and 2015, respectively.The average charter-out period of Navios Acquisition’s fleet is 2.0 years.last_img read more


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first_imgNew Delhi: Over 15,000 votes were cast through postal ballots in the national capital for the Lok Sabha polls including 131 in the NOTA category. According to data shared by the Delhi Chief Electoral Office, a total of 15, 235 votes were cast through postal ballots. The maximum postal ballots – 4,514 votes – were counted in West Delhi followed by North East Delhi at 3,429 votes. West Delhi received the maximum number of None of The Above (NOTA) votes through postal ballots at 54. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar North West Delhi received the least number of postal ballots at 1,120 including 11 NOTA votes. While East Delhi and New Delhi received 1,507 and 1,485 postal ballots, Chandni Chowk and South Delhi received 1,469 and 1,711 postal ballots respectively. According to the Election Commission’s norms, the facility of postal ballot, where a voter casts his or her vote using Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot Papers (ETPB) rather than physically visiting polling booths, is available for service voters which include members of armed forces, police and government officials on poll duty and those who are posted outside India.last_img read more


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first_imgThe great debate on Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir besides the scrapping of Article 370 in Lok Sabha yesterday emulated proceedings in Rajya Sabha a day before it. Turn by turn, members offered their insight on the move and brought up reasons for supporting/rejecting the government’s proposal. The reasoning offered by the supporters of the proposal outnumbered the rejectors as the bill was passed with an astounding majority in favour of the proposal. While the heated debate lasted the length of the day in the Lower House, Jammu and Kashmir reserved apprehensions around a fresh round of protests and violence that could erupt soon. Government’s proposal to change the fate of Jammu and Kashmir overnight did not draw much appreciation owing to the element of secrecy it carried. But while the government was at it, the emergency-like situation that had dawned over the Valley threw not only the residents of the Valley but their families across India in turmoil. As communications were shut down with Section 144 imposed, the government in its pursuit of a certain agenda for the welfare of the state did not do well enough when it came to the means. People felt helpless as they had to wait till communications could be resumed, eager to talk to their families, as they lived the unexpected moment that the government had impinged upon them. There is no apt justification as to why the government had to resort to this sort of methodology; which was the centre of criticism in the larger view. They did succeed in achieving their objective but at the cost of trust of people in the Valley, if not elsewhere. Now, as the fate of the state is unveiled to the residents, urging them to look on the bright side would be the expected notion. Stripping Jammu and Kashmir off its special status and further bifurcating it into two separate Union territories is a matter which may not have been possible without isolating the state considering the kind of protests and resulting violence that it would have brought along. But now that the deed has been done, all eyes will be fixed on the vision that the government has for J&K and Ladakh. It has to be understood that the bold step that the current dispensation took in the interest of the state was to realise the development that has always eluded it. It was important to take cognisance of the fact that Kashmir for long has been left at the mercy of its own decisions. Incessant episodes of terrorism and militancy had blemished the social fabric of society there while India stood and watched helplessly due to tied hands owing to Article 370. But now that India has made the grand move to truly integrate the state as per the government’s opinion, a similar understanding needs to be shared with the inhabitants as well as others who may see the government’s proposal as carrying an essence of authoritarianism. Unless people realise the status quo that J&K has been in due to Article 370, and understand the government’s intention to repeal it, the government will be at the receiving end of abject criticism. After all, it is the people that make up a place. The government definitely has the onus for the development of the two UTs but more than that, it has the responsibility of winning back the hearts of lakhs of people who they pushed into darkness while debating to bring in the light that the state needs. Unless genuine development takes place benefitting the Valley, the decision to bifurcate J&K besides stripping off the special status would always be held against this government by the disapproving people of the Valley. People of Ladakh will embrace the UT status for it has been forever ignored by J&K, causing even less development. While there is no doubt that the Union government through its bold steps has scripted history here, fruits of such steps would only be realised once the country witnesses the two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh on a development trajectory along the lines of what was envisaged by the Union Home Minister. It must be kept in mind that people’s faith is riding on his vision.last_img read more


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first_imgTORONTO — A young Saudi woman who is on the run from her family is expected to arrive in Toronto today.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled what she alleges is an abusive family, escaping to Bangkok, Thailand where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a Twitter campaign that drew global attention to her case. Justin Trudeau told a press conference in Regina yesterday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed.The prime minister also brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia.Canadian diplomats in the Thai capital were immediately seized with Alqunun’s plight, and though she originally said she wanted to go to Australia, it became clear in the past week that Canada represented her quickest path to freedom.  The organization Human Rights Watch has praised Canada for acting swiftly to provide sanctuary to a vulnerable young woman.   The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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first_imgAPTN National NewsA man in British Columbia who preyed on vulnerable young women has been declared a dangerous offender.It’s considered a victory by advocates who say there will be one less predator on the streets.APTN’s Tina House has this story.last_img


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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A northern Virginia woman has sued a company that she says refused to hire her after she requested two five-minute breaks to pray during her work shift.Shahin Indorewala of Woodbridge says her job interview with Falls Church-based Fast Trak Management was going well until she asked if she could take the prayer breaks in exchange for a shorter lunch break to accommodate her practices as an observant Muslim.The 26-year-old Indorewala says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Alexandria that the company CEO then mocked her religious headscarf and refused to hire her.CEO Ramses Gavilondo said in an interview that he didn’t hire Indorewala because she “wanted to preach her religion.” He said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated and found no wrongdoing.The Associated Press read more


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According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which Mr. Haysom heads, an improvised explosive device planted at the mosque detonated during a Government-planned dinner for 500 people – arranged to distribute oil and rice to the poorest families of the city – wounding more than 40 civilians, many critically.In a statement issued from Kabul, Mr. Haysom underscored, that an attack deliberately targeting families, colleagues and friends praying together in a mosque “is another horrific example of the conflict in Afghanistan. Such attacks highlight the perpetrators’ intent to destroy lives, and spread terror among the civilian population.”“The cold statistics of civilian casualties do not adequately capture the horror of the bombs – the torn bodies of children, wives and daughters, sons and fathers. [They] do not reveal the grieving families and the loss of shocked communities of ordinary Afghans…which are the real consequences of those acts of terror,” he declared. “This cynical act of terror is a particularly cowardly act. It is an attack bereft of humanity, in violation of national and international law, and is contrary to the precepts and principles of Islam,” Mr. Haysom added.With more than 100 civilians injured or killed in the past two days, Mr. Haysom reiterated UNAMA’s repeated calls for the immediate cessation of attacks targeting civilians, stressing “The perpetrators of this war crime must be held accountable.” read more


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Swimming isn’t just what Gokhan Bozyigit does for fun, or for the thrill of competing. It’s who he is.It’s what brought him to Canada from his native Turkey. It’s what then brought him to Brock University. And it’s what has given him clear career goals, both as an athlete and as a coach.“Without swimming I am pretty sure I would have never thought about coming to Canada,” he said. “All I can say is swimming is my whole life. It is a part of who I am and without it I would be lost.”Coming off two medals at the OUA Swimming Championships recently, Bozyigit is ready to make a splash when he competes at the U SPORTS National Swimming Championships, which began Thursday and run until Saturday at the University of British Columbia.Competing at the OUAs hosted at Brock, he won a silver medal in the men’s 1,500-metre freestyle with a time of 15 minutes, 42.32 seconds. He also won a bronze medal in the men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 3:57.55. He’s one of three Badgers in B.C. this week to compete at Nationals: Bozyigit, Anthonie Korstanje (Niagara Falls) and Maggie Smith (Severn, Ont.).“Competing at OUAs is always a fun and stressful experience for me. I’ve been chasing the podium for the last three years and I really wanted to medal and show my real performance,” said Bozyigit. “With the support of my teammates, I was able to enjoy OUAs too.”Like his teammates, Bozyigit’s training schedule is a brutal grind: eight sessions a week, 11 months of the year.Yet he’s never missed a practice.“Gokhan is very focused and hard working,” said head coach Peter Bradstreet. “He comes from an eastern European culture where hard work equals success, and that has brought him success in swimming. He does not question anything asked of him. He just tries to do it to the best of his abilities and never gives up.”Bozyigit started competitive swimming while growing up in Istanbul, Turkey.The reason he fell into swimming is kind of amusing, he said.“I was always ambitious about playing sports for my whole life,” he said. “During elementary school, I was more interested in basketball and tried out for my school’s team.”After tryouts, the coach approached Bozyigit and told him he was too much of a gentleman to play basketball and that he should try a sport like swimming.“After this recommendation I tried out for the swim team and those coaches told me that I had a natural talent,” he said.From 2011-15, Bozyigit racked up a shelf full of medals in his home country’s national swim meets.It was during this time that he transitioned to long course races and used his natural ability for endurance to compete in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m freestyle events.“I had a difficult time in reaching good scores and getting a place in the top five until 2012,” said Bozyigit. “The breaking point in my swimming career was having the professional help of a sports dietitian. They uncovered that I needed a different diet to cover the gap caused by my metabolism. I re-organized my nutrition according to my training load and quickly started to improve my results.”During Bozyigit’s first visit to Canada in Grade 10, he toured Brock’s facilities and chatted with a couple of the swimmers. He returned the next year and trained with the Badgers for a week.In Grade 12, Bozyigit’s family moved to Canada, and he attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary in St. Catharines before coming to Brock.“Without swimming, my life would be a mess,” he said. “It helped me keep my mental health and sort out my problems in life. It also helped me get scholarships from my high school and Brock University, which gave me an opportunity to have a better education. And most importantly, it helped me to come to Canada.”Whatever team or group Bozyigit is a part of, he’s all in, according to Bradstreet. He’s first in line when Brock Sports is looking for event volunteers.“Gokhan has an extreme thankfulness for the opportunities that Canada, and specifically Brock, have given him. He is a consummate team guy, always looking for ways to help younger and less-skilled teammates and swimmers,” said Bradstreet. “He is involved with coaching some of our younger novice swimmers and they love him, as do their parents, because he genuinely cares about them.”When Bozyigit won the Ontario Open Water Championships last July, he almost missed the medal ceremony because one of the young swimmers he coached was competing in her first open water race.“He wanted to be there to congratulate her,” said Bradstreet. “I think that demonstrates everything you need to know about his character.”Bozyigit, a third-year Physical Education student, is hoping to compete in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games and to coach a new generation of athletes.“As a career goal, I would like to work with professional and varsity athletes. My ambition is to identify young talent and train them to be worldwide athletes, and to be proud of them.” read more


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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another edition of FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. The least you need to know about how these numbers work: Each team is ranked according to a projection of its strength over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the ratings, see our introductory rankings post.(Note: These ratings were calculated before news broke that Chicago’s Jimmy Butler would miss three to six weeks with an elbow injury. Butler carried a strong +3.2 RPM rating, so replacing his 26 minutes per game with a replacement-level player would drop the Bulls from 11th place to a tie for 19th with the Pistons. Chicago’s saving grace might be that the average player below Butler on the team’s depth chart is significantly better than replacement level, but there’s no doubt that this news reduces the Bulls’ rating.)Some observations about the rankings this week:The Oklahoma City Thunder climbed more in the rankings from last week than any other team, leaping from No. 13 to No. 6. The biggest reason? The expectation that Kevin Durant will return in some capacity this week, even if in reduced minutes, was worth 1.7 points per 100 possessions to OKC’s overall rating. The ripple effects of Durant’s return extend beyond his own increased minutes. Our playing-time projections also see Dion Waiters (whose extremely negative RPM falls below the replacement level) getting fewer minutes on the wing — a boon of 0.8 points/100 to the Thunder’s rating. More minutes may also go to plus-minus darling Andre Roberson,1Relative to other metrics at least; from his awful 9.9 Player Efficiency Rating (PER), you wouldn’t expect his RPM to be a strong +2.4. and fewer minutes will go to guard D.J. Augustin, an additional 0.6 point boost for OKC’s rating. The mix of very good and very poor players on the Thunder roster makes the team a great case study in how much effect playing-time reshuffling can have on a team’s overall talent rating.The Atlanta Hawks dropped four spots in this week’s rankings, largely because Al Horford (+2.3 RPM rating), Jeff Teague (+1.3), DeMarre Carroll (+1.2) and Pero Antic (+0.8) are all listed as day-to-day in the team’s injury report. Those slight playing-time downgrades gave more minutes to a host of negative RPM players; chief among them are Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore.Joining the Hawks with a four-slot decline this week are the Toronto Raptors. More than half of Toronto’s 1.8 point ratings drop is driven by an injury to Kyle Lowry — and the resulting uptick in playing time for the man behind him on the team’s point guard depth chart, Lou Williams. Williams’s box-score numbers are very good, and Toronto has played much better with him on the court this season. But Real Plus-Minus isn’t convinced despite his great 2014-15 season to date. His long-term predictive RPM is currently -1.9 — with a -3.6 defensive mark — numbers only slightly improved from his -2.0/-3.7 ratings from the end of last season.For all the changes just outside the league’s top tier — in addition to the rise of OKC and declines of Atlanta and Toronto, the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets both moved up a pair of spots — the top four in our rankings stayed constant. This marks the first time that’s been true since we introduced the rankings in mid-January.With Oklahoma City’s gains, the Western Conference playoff picture is all but set. Seven teams have postseason probabilities in excess of 97 percent, and the Thunder don’t sit too far behind, at 92.7 percent. As for the East, it boasts six teams with playoff odds of 99.6 percent or greater, although there’s some drama to be had with six teams battling for the conference’s final two playoff berths. The Indiana Pacers have the inside track for one of the slots, with a 62.7 percent playoff probability, but none of the five teams behind them are any more than 40.2 percent likely to qualify, which ought to bring at least some tension to the final month and a half of the season.Related to the previous point, it’s worth mentioning that the Utah Jazz have a zero percent probability of making the playoffs despite ranking 12th in talent. What happened? Utah’s record has undershot its Pythagorean expectation by three wins, but the team has also improved its talent rating recently (granted, by too little and too late) by jettisoning Enes Kanter and his -2.5 RPM in a three-team trade with Oklahoma City and the Detroit Pistons.Finally, who on earth is Joffrey Lauvergne? Our projections had the French big man down for 2.8 minutes per game for the Denver Nuggets last week, but he ended up averaging 21 minutes per game instead (and even got a starting nod against the Jazz on Friday). Denver might be toning down Lauvergne’s playing time after he shot 38 percent from the floor and posted a -36 plus-minus in that lone start, but his expected role increase — and -4.4 RPM rating — is still enough to help the Nuggets drop by five slots in the rankings. They’re still not New York Knicks bad, but after their mass talent exodus at the trade deadline, the Nuggets now bring up the rear of the non-Knicks/Philadelphia 76ers division of the power rankings. read more


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first_imgHe added: “Islam is also incompatible with, and indeed a threat to, our religious and civil liberties, as is very evident from the situation which prevails in those countries where it dominates. “The oppression of Christians and the reduced status of women under Islam are well-known, as is the willingness of some of its followers to spread its influence by violent means.” The building under construction The 2011 census indicated that at the time there were 61 Muslims and 20,452 Christians in the Western Isles. Mr Rashid said: “Against all odds and opposition from the Free Church of Scotland they have now been granted permission to build. “I have been personally requested to go up and help them with the build and planning due to my experience in building mosques.”A derelict house is now in the process of being converted into a mosque for the community. In a press release published at the end of last year the Rev David M Blunt, of the Presbytery of the Outer Hebrides, said the establishment of the mosque would mean that “Islam will be able to promote itself in our midst through public worship, despite its beliefs and practices being alien to the religious convictions of the vast majority of our community”.  The first mosque in the Outer Hebrides is set to open this summer despite the Presbyterian Free Church praying that it is never built. A fundraising drive for the mosque, which has already been granted planning permission, has raised £56,000 within days of launch, outstripping its £50,000 target.But the mosque faces fierce opposition from the local arm of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) which has urged followers to pray that “no mosque will ever appear in Stornoway”. Plans to create a mosque have been led by Aihtsham Rashid, 39, a builder from Leeds, who said he had been contacted by the growing Syrian community on the Isle of Lewis asking for help. Six further families have recently arrived from Syria, growing the area’s small Muslim community. center_img Aihtsham Rashid from Leeds was asked to help by the growing Syrian community on the Isle of Lewis 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.last_img read more


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first_imgReddit/ImgurWe think the premise of Hedge Facing is fairly straightforward. You get in a bush or hedge, take a picture, and do your civic duty and share it with the world.The only rule, according to the official Facebook page, is that you can’t damage the hedge. Reddit/Imgur IT’S BEEN A while since we’ve had an offline meme in the spirit of Owling, Planking or Tebowing, but this fallow period is now over.We bring you (via Reddit) Hedge Facing:center_img Hedge Facing/FacebookCatch up on all your memes here:Forget planking – now all the cool kids are ‘owling’>Forget planking, forget owling… presenting ‘Horsemaning’, the latest mad meme> Stocking is the newest, new, new planking>No wait, Angelina Jolie-ing is the newest new, new planking>Tebowing: thew new planking>last_img read more


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first_imgFarmer shot and injured in suspected dispute over land A man has been arrested following the incident. Short URL Image: RollingNews.ie By David Raleigh Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share14 Tweet Email4 Friday 16 Jun 2017, 5:54 PM 19,190 Views center_img https://jrnl.ie/3448840 A FARMER HAS sustained gunshot wounds in a suspected dispute with another farmer over access to land.The shooting occurred around 11am in Killballycasey, Kildimo, Co Limerick.The victim, aged 65, was attempting to gain access to a field when he received a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man’s dog was also shot dead during the incident.A source said there has been ongoing tensions between landowners in the area over an access route to lands in the area.It’s understood the victim was about to enter his land to cut a field of crops when another farmer approached his tractor armed with a shotgun.It’s understood both men exchanged words before at least one shot was fired into the tractor.A sheep dog who was traveling in the tractor was shot dead. A farmer who was in the driver’s seat sustained pellet wounds to his shoulder.A sister of the injured man said he was “shocked”.“He has a fine laceration to the shoulder. The doctors don’t know yet if part of the bullet is still lodged in it,” she said.The man’s wife and two children are due to return home later today from a family holiday in Portugal.“Crying”“I was out shopping when I got a phone call from a neighbour to tell me there had been a shooting and the dog was dead,” the man’s sister said. 41 Comments Jun 16th 2017, 5:54 PM Image: RollingNews.ie I rang my brother and he answered his phone in the ambulance. I started crying.“He was being very brave but something like this is going to hit him hard later on tonight or tomorrow,” she added.“I’m worried for him,” she said.Gardaí have arrested a man in his 70s on suspicion of carrying out the shooting.Armed gardaí responded to the scene and intercepted a man in a vehicle a few kilometres away in Patrickswell.“We have one person arrested for questioning. He was arrested under the Offences Against the State Act and he’s being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act,” a spokesman said.Meanwhile, a source said there had been a long running dispute between landowners in the area “for generations”.“It’s a right of way issue,” they said.The victim was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for non life threatening injuries.Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station.Read: Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfareRead: ‘How would you feel if it was your son?’ – family tell of finding seriously injured nephew in road after hit-and-runlast_img read more


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first_imgLe lancement du quotidien sur iPad, The Daily, est repousséThe Daily est le quotidien qui doit naître d’une collaboration entre Apple et News Corporation, la société du magnat de la presse Rupert Mordoch. Sa particularité ? Il n’existera que sur iPad. Alors que le lancement du journal était prévu cette semaine, la firme à la pomme a repoussé l’échéance d’une semaine.The Daily est censé animer le quotidien des utilisateurs de l’iPad. Le journal devait initialement être lancé cette semaine par Apple et News Corporation sur la tablette. Mais l’échéance a été repoussée à la semaine prochaine par la firme à la pomme, qui souhaite peaufiner son système d’abonnements pour les publications vendues en ligne, rapporte le site AllThingsD. Via iTunes, Apple compte facturer ses clients chaque mois voire chaque semestre.Avant même que le quotidien numérique ne soit lancé, Rupert Murdoch, patron de News Corporation qui détient le Wall Street Journal, a confié que ce projet était l’un des plus “excitants” de son groupe.Le 17 janvier 2011 à 13:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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first_img1.600 pandas s’installent à Clichy, en Île-de-FranceDemain, samedi 28 mai, 1.600 pandas faits de papier mâché envahiront le Parc des Impressionnistes de Clichy. Organisée par le WWF, dont le panda est la figure emblématique, cette exposition vise à sensibiliser le public aux menaces qui pèsent sur l’environnement et sur de nombreuses espèces animales.Samedi matin, les 1.600 pandas en papier mâché du WWF seront installés autour des bassins du Parc des Impressionnistes, inauguré il y a un an à Clichy. L’exposition clôturera un mois consacré dans la ville à la propreté, à la citoyenneté, à la solidarité, à la sécurité et à la convivialité. 1.600, c’est le nombre de pandas géants qu’il resterait aujourd’hui à travers le monde. Les sculptures en papier mâché ont pour but d’interpeller les citoyens et leur faire prendre conscience des menaces qui pèsent sur la nature et les espèces qu’elle abrite.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousLa ville accueille les 1.600 pandas dans le cadre de l’exposition “Nature sauvage à Clichy”. Un événement lors duquel de nombreuses activités seront organisées. Redécouverte des insectes de la région, ateliers de jardinage ou de tatouage de vélos, création d’origami en forme de pandas pour les petits, stand du WWF pour en savoir plus sur les défis écologiques : Clichy consacre son week-end à la nature et à sa préservation.Les 1.600 pandas attendront ensuite qu’une nouvelle ville les accueille. En 2008, les pandas en papier mâché avaient traversé la France après avoir été exposés dans plusieurs monuments parisiens. Les pandas étaient notamment passé par les villes de Grenoble, Nantes, Lyon et Bordeaux.Le 27 mai 2011 à 16:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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first_imgMarée noire de Kerminihy : stupeur et tremblementsTrois jours après le passage de la tempête Joaquim, le président du conseil régional de Bretagne, Jean-Yves Le Drian a décidé de porter plainte avec la constitution d’une partie civile. Il explique, dans un communiqué, qu’il souhaite à travers cette plainte, connaître les conditions dans lesquelles ce naufrage s’est produit, et la portée du préjudice écologique et de l’atteinte au patrimoine naturel de la région. Marquée par la marée noire de l’Erika en 1999, la Bretagne a annoncé dimanche le dépôt d’une plainte après que le cargo maltais TK Bremen se soit échoué, contenant à son bord près de 200 tonnes de carburant, sur une plage classée du Morbihan, lors de la tempête Joachim dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi dernier. Cette nuit-là, le cargo d’une centaine de mètres s’est échoué sur la plage classée de Kerminihy entre Quiberon et Lorient, près de la ria d’Etel, avec 190 tonnes de carburant à son bord. Plusieurs dizaines de tonnes de fioul se sont déjà déversées dans l‘Océan Atlantique. Il y a urgence à empêcher le fioul de se répandre et de polluer le rivage, en particulier les parcs à huîtres voisins. Les opérations de pompage des cuves du bâtiment se poursuivaient samedi et dimanche. On estime qu’elles pourraient encore s’étaler sur plusieurs jours avec la mobilisation des 200 pompiers, des agents de la sécurité civile, accompagnés par des agents communaux et des bénévoles, a indiqué un porte-parole de la préfecture maritime de Brest, Marc Gander. L’écoresponsabilité dans la loi : une nécessité pour la planèteLe 12 décembre 1999, le pétrolier maltais Erika avait lui aussi fait naufrage sur le littoral breton avec 37.000 tonnes de fioul à bord. Le montant des dommages et intérêts s’étaient élevés à 200,5 millions d’euros par la justice. De moindre ampleur, les fuites de carburant du TK Bremen menacent tout de même une “zone conchylicole majeure” et une cinquantaine de ses exploitations dans la ria d’Etel et deux sites classés Natura 2000, a rappelé la Région selon le site France 24. À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueSelon les derniers chiffres communiqués par la mairie d’Etel, 60 m³ de fioul se sont échappés dans la mer, 32 m³ ont été pompés et 120 m³ resteraient dans les cuves. Certains manifestants estiment que le cargo qui s’est échoué vendredi matin, n’aurait jamais dû être autorisé par la capitainerie à quitter le port de Lorient, en vertu de l’article R304-11 du Code des ports maritimes, au vu de la tempête qui s’annonçait et de l’ancienneté du navire, affirme l’association écologiste Robin des Bois. La démolition du navire est désormais inévitable mais le chantier qui s’annonce inquiète l’association puisqu’il devrait avoir lieu sur place “en lisière du cordon dunaire, à quelques mètres d’espèces végétales protégées et encablures d’exploitations conchylicoles”. Un démantèlement pareil devrait, en plus de cela, durer “environ six mois”. Le 20 décembre 2011 à 09:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


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first_imgThursday — 23,664 adult fall chinook, 2,226 jack chinook, 2,493 adult coho, 124 jack coho, 3,029 steelhead, 1 sockeye. Water temperature was 69.7 degrees.last_img


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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s 2018 Concerts on the Common series continued on Wednesday, July 26 with a performance from Perfect Crime. The five-piece band presented songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and beyond.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to record the event. Watch the concert the below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/9/d/2/8/f/c/9d28fcd9-7c12-4200-8fa3-2cb47c035e9e1532697723.048%2B37480422.092%40castus4-wilmington%2B15327004211532697892725135.vod.720p.Concert%20on%20the%20Common%20-%20Perfect%20Crime_%20July%2025th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”Wilmington Concerts On The Common Series Continues With ‘BackTrack’ On July 24In “Community”last_img read more