Tsunami relief funding benefited from media spotlight – UN official

Briefing the press in New York on the one-month anniversary of the South Asia quake, Jan Egeland said several factors had helped the tsunami relief funding drive, including broadcasts around the world and the fact that the disaster occurred right before the start of a new budget year.”If we had had more images from more tourists of the actual earthquake and how it fell on the children and on the people, of how people were drowned in rubble, I think we would have seen more outpouring,” he said.Meanwhile, UN officials at the Geneva-based UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) said children could help their elders escape disaster, as exemplified by the case of a school girl who, during the tsunami, applied her knowledge and warned people away from the mammoth tidal wave.Tilly Smith, a British girl who was vacationing in Thailand last December when the tsunami struck, remembered the early warning signs of from a recent geography lesson, alerted her parents, and managed to clear the beach, reportedly saving the lives of over a hundred people.More than anything, Tilly’s story highlighted the critical importance of basic education in preventing the tragic impacts of natural calamities, ISDR officials said.Tilly had just studied the warning signs of a tsunami when she noticed them emerging on the beach in Phuket. “I remembered because I had been taught it in a geography lesson and it was the exact same froth like you get on a beer. It was sort of sizzling,” she said. read more

EHF CUP favorite Rhein Neckar Lowen to win the trophy in Nantes

RHEIN NECKAR LOWEN (77%, 72 Votes)TVIS HOLSTEBRO (13%, 12 Votes)HBC NANTES (7%, 7 Votes)FA GOPPINGEN (3%, 3 Votes)Total Voters: 94Semi-finals:HBC Nantes – TVIS Holstebro 15.45Rhein Neckar Lowen – FA Goppingen 18 Rhein Neckar Lowen is the most serious candidate to win the EHF Cup F4 in French Nantes! That is the major opinion of Handball-Planet.com visitors. Exactly 73% of our fans think that German team will win the first ever EHF Cup F4 tournament. About 12% have opinion that Danish TVIS Holstebro is able to beat HBC Nantes in the semi-final and make serious contender for the trophy. Third team is host – HBC Nantes (7%), while Frisch Auf Goppingen has the smallest chances with only 3% of your votes.Who will win the EHF CUP F4 2013? EHF Cup F4frisch aufhandball matchesHBC NantesholstebroNantesRhein Neckar LowenTVIS Holstebro ← Previous Story Portugal: FC Porto Vitalis defeats Benfica in direct duel for the title and are crowned champions Next Story → Denmark Finals: Aalborg with huge +8 travels to return game against KIF Kolding read more

Its going to get cold but will it snow

first_imgMET ÉIREANN IS warning that this week will see wintry showers with sleet and snow.Temperatures will plummet to below freezing tonight as the country moves well and truly into winter.Showers will start hitting the country today, growing tonight, with strong winds also expected.Tomorrow will be much the same, as showers continue to be scattered across the country. Wednesday will see heavier showers over much of the country, with freezing fog and severe frost expected for later in the week.However, we are due to get off lightly. Britain is forecast to be hit with up to six inches of snow in the next week.And, despite reports last week predicting a white Christmas, Met Éireann says that, scientifically, “it is not possible to make any confident forecast of the coming winter”.Read: Severe storm and tornadoes threaten Midwestern US statesRead: Irish Air Corps capture great shots of wintery Skellig Islandslast_img read more

DISH Network Buys Blockbuster

first_imgAiling movie rental chain Blockbuster has a new owner–DISH Network swooped in and bought the once mighty company, bidding around $308 million. The price, which is likely to work out to around $228 million in cash, beat out bids by Blockbuster shareholder Carl Icahn, SK Telecom in South Korea, and a team of Blockbuster lenders headed by Monarch Alternative Capital.A hearing to approve the acquisition will be held on Thursday. DISH, for its part, expects the whole thing to close by the end of the second quarter of this year. The deal is contingent on a number of factors, including approval from a bankruptcy court.From the sound of it, DISH is in the deal primarily for brand name recognition. From the company’s sales EVP, Tom Cullen, With its more than 1,700 store locations, a highly recognizable brand and multiple methods of delivery, Blockbuster will complement our existing video offerings while presenting cross-marketing and service extension opportunities for DISH Network.While Blockbuster’s business faces significant challenges, we look forward to working with its employees to re-establish Blockbuster’s brand as a leader in video entertainment.last_img read more

Deadlocked jury in Bill Cosbys sexual assault trial ask for definition of

first_img Friday 16 Jun 2017, 7:33 PM No Comments Jun 16th 2017, 7:33 PM http://jrnl.ie/3449052 By AFP Deadlocked jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ask for definition of “reasonable doubt” If convicted, the actor could face spending the rest of his life in prison. Share2 Tweet Email 9,778 Views THE DEADLOCKED US jury battling to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial asked the judge to define “reasonable doubt” and again asked to hear from the fallen star’s testimony.The 79-year-old pioneering black actor could face spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against 44-year-old Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.Yesterday the 12-member jury told Judge Steven O’Neill that they were deadlocked, but the Pennsylvania judge ordered them to continue with no cut-off point to stop trying to reach a unanimous agreement.They have now been deliberating more than 40 hours on whether or not Cosby should be convicted of drugging and molesting Constand. Andrea Constand, right, returns to the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse during Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial Source: EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZUnder US law, any application of the term “reasonable doubt” would mean that the jury should acquit the defendant.The panel also asked to hear excerpts from Cosby’s deposition in 2005 in which he says he gave the sedative Quaaludes to a woman in Las Vegas in 1976 before having sex with her, and that he used them with other women.The agonizing wait for a verdict saw tensions rise outside the court in Norristown, just outside Philadelphia today.A woman heckled Cosby shouting “shame on you” as he walked into the building while supporters of the actor told her to “shut up” and welcomed him with his “hey, hey, hey” catchphrase from his 1970s and ’80s “Fat Albert” cartoon. Actor Bill Cosby’s supporters outside of Montgomery County Courthouse Source: Van Tine Dennis/ABACAAlthough the trial concerns only Constand’s allegations, 60 women have publicly accused the legendary entertainer of being a serial sexual predator in remarkably similar accusations that span four decades.The trial marks a steep fall from grace for an entertainer known for his role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series “The Cosby Show.”The avalanche of allegations have already ended the career and pulverized the reputation of a comedy legend who turns 80 next month.If the seven-man, five-woman panel ultimately fail to reach a verdict, O’Neill will be forced to declare a hung jury, leaving open the prospect of a re-trial.Read: Bill Cosby jury have announced that they are deadlocked> Image: Matt Slocum Image: Matt Slocum Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

H7N9 lOMS estime possible que le virus grippal se transmette entre hommes

first_imgH7N9 : l’OMS estime possible que le virus grippal se transmette entre hommesSelon l’OMS (Organisation mondiale pour la Santé), le virus de la grippe aviaire H7N9 pourrait potentiellement se transmettre d’homme à homme. Étant donnée la dangerosité du virus, les études pour mettre au point un nouveau vaccin sont plus que jamais actives.Aucun nouveau cas de grippe aviaire H7N9 n’a été recensé depuis le 8 mai. Pas de quoi décourager les nombreux chercheurs qui, de par le monde, travaillent à la mise au point d’un vaccin. D’autant que la dangerosité de ce virus n’est plus à prouver. Comme le rapporte l’OMS dans son dernier rapport du 17 mai, quatre nouvelles morts sont à imputer au H7N9 (ce qui porte à 36 le nombre de décès sur 131 cas enregistrés, soit 27 %).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Tout en estimant que la transmission du virus d’homme à homme est possible, l’OMS indique qu’il n’existe aucune preuve permettant de l’affirmer avec certitude. Toutefois, un récent rapport conjoint de l’OMS et de la Chine indique que le virus H7N9 présente un plus grand potentiel de transmission d’homme à homme que n’importe quel autre virus de la grippe aviaire.Un virus difficile à cerner L’OMS rappelle également la difficulté à identifier les réservoirs de H7N9 en raison des faibles symptômes qu’il entraîne lorsqu’il infecte la volaille. De plus, même s’il n’y a pas eu de nouveau cas depuis deux semaines, l’OMS précise qu’on ne peut pas considérer que l’épidémie est sous contrôle. Les autorités chinoises en sont même à attendre l’apparition de nouveaux malades, raison pour laquelle la surveillance épidémiologique étroite est maintenue dans le pays.Côté vaccin, quatre sont actuellement en cours de développement. Des chercheurs américains sont même à pied d’œuvre pour mettre au point un vaccin qui pourrait protéger contre plusieurs souches virales à la fois, y compris le H7N9, donc. Le plus intéressant avec un tel vaccin serait sa capacité à continuer à être actif même si le virus venait à muter. Enfin, le vaccin permettrait de produire des anticorps mais aussi des globules blancs (lymphocytes T) capable de tuer le virus et les cellules infectées.Le 21 mai 2013 à 19:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Are Freaking Out Over Their Emmy Nominations

first_imgCarice van Houten (Melisandre) was also excited about her first Emmy nomination, and shared an uplifting post on Instagram about her Outstanding Guest Actress announcement. “This summer is hot and full of surprises,” she wrote on Instagram. “Wow, I’m very excited and proud!”The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Fox.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Recreated in 300-Foot Embroidered TapestryCreepy Australian Bee Fly Is Named After Night King From ‘Game of Thrones’Exclusive: We Learn More About New ‘Game of Thrones’ Mobile Game Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), another first-time Emmy nominee, was shocked about her Supporting Actress announcement and uploaded it to Instagram. Christie wrote, “I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!????!?!!?!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #EmmyAwards #CANITTRULYBEREAL??????????”Maisie Williamshttps://t.co/SPC1GvXizw pic.twitter.com/is6SYyip8t— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 16, 2019What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), who was previously nominated for Supporting Actress in 2016, posted a hilarious GIF on Twitter in response to her second Emmy nomination.Sophie TurnerPhoto Credit: Sophie Turner / Instagram“I’m beyond humbled. I truly never thought that this would ever happen,” Sophie Turner, who received her first Emmy nomination for playing Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, said in her Instagram Story on Wednesday. “This is the best farewell to the show that has been my life for the past 10 years.”Carice van Houten ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Game of Thrones has ended its watch, however, the HBO series is not falling off the radar: For its final season, Game of Thrones recently received 32 nominations for the Emmy Awards, breaking the Emmys record for the most nominations in a single season.Many of the show’s stars, including Alfie Allen, Lena Headey, and Gwendoline Christie, were in complete shock over their Emmy nominations on Tuesday, Variety reported. Many cast members, including Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, received nominations for lead roles, while others, such as Carice van Houten and Sophie Turner, were celebrating their first Emmy nominations.Game of Thrones squad members posted emotional responses to the epic news on Instagram and Twitter and some said they were “not expecting that” and “thank you universe,” Harper’s Bazaar noted.Alfie AllenPhoto Credit: Alfie Allen / InstagramAlfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), who was nominated for his first Emmy, wrote on his Instagram Story, “Wow. Was not expecting that.” He then uploaded a picture of goosebumps on his arm to show that he was very excited about the news.Lena Headeycenter_img Stay on target Cersei Lannister died in the Red Keep, but the character’s legacy lives on: Lena Headey, who was nominated for Supporting Actress, posted a funny reaction on Instagram that said, “No I’m not engaged I’m just super CHUFFED and shocked and FULL of gratitude for the game changing opportunity that has been ‘Game Of Thrones’…. what a way to say Adios to this adventure of a lifetime .. Congrats to our INCREDIBLE CREW AND CAST.”Gwendoline Christielast_img read more

Two new matches added to WWE Super Show-Down on October 6 live from Australia

first_imgFacebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Nikki Bella WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Ronda Rousey Following last night’s episode RAW from Toronto, two new matches were announced for the upcoming WWE Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia on October 6.The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre and RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad is now set for the show.#TheShield will reunite for #6ManTag action at #WWESSD in Melbourne, Australia, and their opponents will be the alliance of @BraunStrowman @HEELZiggler & @DMcIntyreWWE! https://t.co/L01QId5n9n— WWE (@WWE) August 28, 2018Here is the updated card for the event streaming live on the WWE Network:* The Last Time Ever: The Undertaker vs. Triple H* WWE Championship #1 Contenders Match: Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz* John Cena and Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens and Elias* The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre* RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins vs. The Riott SquadRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Drew Mcintyre WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Pinterest Google+ WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Everlast_img read more

Rain drenches Clark County; communities unlikely to see snowfall

first_imgNational Weather Service forecasts show that Clark County communities are expected to see little to no snowfall Friday morning despite winter weather at higher elevations in outlying areas.For the Vancouver area, forecasters say rain showers with thunderstorms are possible after 11 a.m., and some of the storms may produce small hail. Up to an inch of rain could drench the city, according to the weather service. North in Battle Ground, a mixture of rain and snow is falling, but that should all shift to rainfall by noon. Further north in the county in Woodland, the forecast calls for rain and only rain.The Camas School District says Mt. Livingston’s buses on are snow routes. No other school districts have listed closures or changes to their morning routines.Conditions are expected to change Friday night, with rain and snow showers forecast for the Vancouver area. Still, little to no snow accumulation is expected.For each of the three mentioned communities, snow is likely through Sunday, although rising temperatures during the day means none of the snow should stick, according to the weather service.last_img read more

Preliminary Macau casino relicensing plan submitted and under review Leung

first_imgMacau’s government has already begun the process of reviewing potential regulations around the upcoming re-tendering process for Macau casino licenses, according to Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leung.Leung made the comments to local media over the weekend when asked about the government’s plans, with the gaming concessions of SJM and MGM set to expire in 2020 followed by Sands China, Galaxy, Melco Resorts and Wynn in 2022. The government has previously stated that it would release information about the re-tendering process in the second half of 2018.Addressing expectations of a vastly different system to the current concession rules, Leung said that since future casino licences would be awarded via a re-bidding process rather than a license renewal, related regulation must be “revised and improved.”He added that a preliminary plan has been submitted by the technical department and that “internal research is being carried out.”However, he refused to be drawn into questions regarding the future of any individual concessionaires. Instead, Leung said that the government must listen to the opinions of residents regarding the future of its gaming management and approval, and would implement a “comprehensive analysis.”It has been suggested that the re-tendering process will see a seventh or possibly even an eighth Macau casino license issued. Casino floor space, minimum hotel size among IR regulations approved by Japanese Cabinet RelatedPostscenter_img Load Morelast_img read more

Grateful Deads Aoxomoxoa Reissue Has Remixes Plus 1969 Live Recordings

first_imgNews Facebook Grateful Dead’s ‘Aoxomoxoa’ Reissue Has Remixes Plus 1969 Live Recordings https://twitter.com/GratefulDead/status/1111330322954608640 A limited edition of 10,000 vinyl 12″ picture discs will be released in addition to the 2-CD set. Both versions are now available for pre-order online.Dead & Company continue to tour with Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir as well as GRAMMY winner John Mayer. Their latest run of dates begins May 31.Bob Weir Holds Court At GRAMMY U SoundChecks: “The Passion Is Up To You”Read more Email Grateful Dead’s ‘Aoxomoxoa’ Celebrates 50 Years grateful-deads-aoxomoxoa-reissue-has-remixes-plus-1969-live-recordings 50th anniversary reissue of the breakthrough third album shows their signature psychedelic style’s beginningsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 29, 2019 – 12:21 pm Aoxomoxoa is the title of the Grateful Dead’s 1969 album — a palindrome, it is pronounced the same way backwards as reading the usual way, left to right. That was “far-out” 50 years ago, and on the album’s 50th anniversary the Grateful Dead and Rhino Records will reissue Aoxomoxoa including remastered versions of both the album’s 1969 mix and 1971 remix by Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh, as well as 1969 live performances of the songs at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.The album was a creative breakthrough, as the band broke from label guidance, explored acoustic-only arrangements and self-production, and also welcomed lyricist Robert Hunter. Hunter and Garcia composed all the songs on the album and were joined by Phil Lesh in creating Aoxomoxoa’s first track “St. Stephen.”  Twitter last_img read more

Wilmington Girl Scouts Volunteer Julie Hall Honored

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts recognized volunteer Julie Hall, of Wilmington, for her service to girls and the community.The award was presented at GSEMA’s annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in May at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. More than 100 individuals and three service units — a group of volunteers representing a town or several towns — from across eastern Massachusetts were honored for their longstanding service to the Girl Scouting community.Hall was presented the Girl Scouts of the USA Honor Pin. The award recognizes volunteers actively providing outstanding service in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in two or more geographic areas or program delivery audiences.A Girl Scout for 20 years, Hall currently serves as regional delegate, service unit new leader mentor, troop cookie coordinator, and troop leader. Hall has helped design and create several courses for the GSEMA LEAD Online learning platform so that all volunteers have instant and reliable access to training. Hall helps support troops with questions and facilitating outdoor experiences. Hall is always willing to come forward and assist, bringing along dedication and a lifetime love of Girl Scouting.“Our Girl Scout volunteers are incredibly special people who are making a lasting impact on the next generation of girls. They are mentors, teachers, role models, and cheerleaders who dedicate countless hours to giving girls the unique experience of a supportive, all-girl environment where they can take healthy risks, dream big, and learn to lead,” said Carrie Weatherbee, GSEMA chief membership services officer. “We’re so grateful to the more than 15,000 dedicated local individuals who believe so deeply in our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character and make the world a better place, and it is an honor to celebrate them.”Nominated by their peers and council staff, these volunteers have been recognized for giving service that is above and beyond the expectations of their position. All awards require one nomination, one endorsement and the approval of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ board of directors.Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts CEO Caitriona Taylor, Wilmington volunteer Julie Hall, and GSEMA Board Chair and President Tricia Tilford. (Courtesy Photo from VanderClock Photography)(NOTE: The above press release is from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.)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… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: 5th Grade Girl Scouts Recognized For Award-Winning Community Service ProjectsIn “Education”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Post a comment Welcome to the CES edition of the CNET weekly roundup! The annual consumer-electronics extravaganza was in high gear this week as tech companies from around the world descended on Las Vegas. It was a handful to cover, but you can find all of CNET’s stories about the event here. And we’ve selected a few choice items below. Enjoy!  These robots want to give you a helping hand Succumbing to our robot overlords might not be so bad. James Martin/CNET Here are the 10 best products we saw at CES You’ll go broke buying ’em all. Juan Garzon/CNET Google Assistant’s interpreter mode lets you chat in German, Thai or 25 other languages What a chatterbox. google-assistant-translator-concierge-ces-2019-7565 James Martin/CNET This is Verizon’s first 5G phone Spoiler alert: It’s also a 4G phone. 36motorola-moto-z3 Sarah Tew/CNET Virtual reality feels like a dream gathering dust What’s taking so long? oculus-connect-5-vr-virtual-reality-1065 James Martin/CNET The foldable phone revolution is at hand And it’s super awkward. Royole FlexPai phone Sarah Tew/CNET Here’s what the future holds for video games Pong is back! img-4437 Dan Ackerman/CNET Impossible Burger tastes so real it made this vegetarian’s stomach turn CNET’s Joan Solsman hadn’t eaten beef in a decade, but this fake meat was enough to gross her out. (She says that’s a compliment.) CNET This robot gave me confidence the future won’t be lonely Reporter Katie Collins succumbs to Lovot’s googly eyes and realizes bots just might make viable companions. lovot-news-02 GrooveX CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. 0 Tech Industry Tags Oculus Google Assistant 5G Virtual Reality 4G LTE Augmented reality (AR) Asus Facebook Google LG Microsoft Samsung Sony Verizon Alphabet Inc. Share your voicelast_img read more

Bioluminescent phytoplankton create sparkling blue waves in

first_imgCHENNAI: On Sunday evening, People visiting beaches along the East Coast Road in Chennai were left astonished when they saw blue, sparkling waves hitting the shore. Beaches along and near the coast of Chennai coast which witnessed the rare occurrence were the Thiruvanmiyur beach, the Palavakkam beach, and the Injambakkam beach. This phenomenon of blue waves is known as Bioluminescence. It occurs due to algae called bioluminescent phytoplankton. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The scientific name of the bioluminescent phytoplankton species is Noctiluca Scintillans. It is also commonly called ‘sea sparkle’. The phenomenon is linked to the warming of ocean currents due to climate change. However, visitors to the beach have shared photographs of the beautiful sight of the ocean which was glowing blue under the night sky.last_img read more

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019 India pays tribute to martyrs PM Modi shares

first_imgIndia reclaimed the heights of Kargil that had been seized by Pakistani intruders.TwitterNineteen years ago on this day, the Kargil War or the Kargil conflict that took place between May 3 and July 26, 1999, in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC), officially came to an end. The Indian soldiers successfully reclaimed all the peaks that had been seized by our nuclear-armed neighbour Pakistan.India is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on Friday, July 26.Every year, July 26 is celebrated as the Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate the success of Operation Vijay, which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector. The 60-day long war was the last time India and Pakistan came to a full-blown armed conflict.Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes and showed solidarity with the martyrs of the country. “During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers. This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh. The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable,” tweeted PM Modi. The Commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces, President of India Ram Nath Kovind, also took to Twitter to celebrate the valour of the fallen soldiers who lost their lives in the Kargil war. “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned,” tweeted President Kovind.Army Chief General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at Kargil War Memorial in Dras. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute at National War Memorial in New Delhi.center_img KARGIL WARThe famous Kargil conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay is one of the most prominent wars between India and Pakistan. The 60-day long war was the last time India and Pakistan came to a full-blown armed conflict. Over 500 Indian soldiers died in the Kargil War.India re-established the status quo ante bellumwon by fighting valiant battles to reclaim the heights of Kargil. The Pakistan Army that had intruded across the Line of Control were pushed off the captured heights.The conflict was orchestrated by the then Pakistan army chief General Pervez Musharraf and it is said that the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not aware of the situation.However, over 500 Indian soldiers died in the Kargil War.last_img read more

17000 cleaners will remove animal waste

first_img.The city corporations in Dhaka have engaged 17,000 cleaners to remove sacrificial animal waste.The preparation was taken as part of the announcement of both the Dhaka South and Dhaka North city corporations to remove waste within 24 hours.The city corporations have cancelled leave for their officials and employees to this end.City dwellers have been requested to contact the following hotline 09611000999 to lodge any complaints or suggestions relating to removing waste matter.last_img

No plan to arrest Khaleda Quader

first_imgAL general secretary Obaidul QuaderAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government has no plan to arrest BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia after her return home from London, reports UNB.”The government didn’t think of arresting Khaleda Zia following the issuance of arrest warrants. The law enforcers and the court will deal with the issue,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the warrants for Khaleda’s arrest were issued by courts, not by the government.He came up with the comments while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at Banani grave of Sheikh Russel marking his 53rd birth anniversary.The 53rd birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed amid various programmes.Sheikh Russel was born on 18 October 1964 at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in Dhaka. He was killed along with most of his family members, including his father, on 15 August 1975 when he was a student of grade IV of University Laboratory School.Quader, however, warned that if BNP leaders and activists create any chaos in the name of according reception to Khaleda on her return home that will not be tolerated.Facing arrest warrants in different cases, Khaleda Zia left London’s Heathrow Airport for Bangladesh around 9:45 pm (local time) on Tuesday night by an Emirates Airlines flight.After a nearly two and a half hours’ stopover in Dubai, the flight is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 5:20pm.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said their party leaders and activists will gather in the airport area to receive Khaleda.Meanwhile, a court in Comilla and two others issued warrants for Khaleda Zia’s arrest last week in different cases filed against her.last_img read more

Khaledas condition improved BSMMU chief

first_imgMain opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia (C) looks on as she is escorted back to prison from a hospital visit in Dhaka on 8 November, 2018. Photo: AFPBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities on Thursday claimed that the health condition of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia’s has improved significantly, reports UNB.”There has been improvement in her (Khaleda’s) health condition. You can say she is well today,” said BSMMU director AK Mahbubul Hoque.Briefing reporters at the hospital, he also said the BNP chief is taking medicines as per the prescription given by the five-member medical board formed by the government to provide treatment to her.Asked whether Khaleda’s sugar level is now under control, the BSMMU director said it takes time to bring it under control. “She’s taking medicine and the sugar level will come under control.”Khaleda Zia was admitted to the hospital on Monday shifting her from Old Dhaka central jail for her proper treatment.After her admission, the BSMMU director told reporters that Khaleda Zia was suffering from severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia and high sugar level.last_img read more

Loyolas Sister Jean celebrates her 100th birthday with scholarship well wishes

first_img Explainer: Trump and the politics of the Messiah Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,CHICAGO (RNS) — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt starts and ends every day the same way.With joy and gratitude.It’s a practice that has been serving Chicago’s beloved Catholic sister, better known simply as “Sister Jean,” for a century now.“God’s been very good to me, keeping me as healthy as possible and keeping me active and keeping me thinking a straight way and keeping me able to help people,” said the 100-year sister, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who became a celebrity while serving as chaplain to the basketball team at Loyola University Chicago during its 2018 run to the Final Four.“All those things I think have helped me live to this age.”RELATED: Sister Jean’s friends celebrate Loyola’s run to the March Madness Final FourIn a birthday celebration Wednesday (Aug. 21), held in Loyola’s student center, Sister Jean was joined by Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other city, county and state officials.Pritzker proclaimed it “Sister Jean Day” in the state of Illinois.Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney, left, cuts a birthday cake with Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt at the sister’s 100th birthday celebration at Loyola University on Aug. 21, 2019, in Chicago. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan MillerAnd Rooney announced more than $31,000 had been donated to the university’s Sister Jean Worship, Work and Win Fund, which supports Loyola student athletes and athletics. An additional $250,000 from an alum, matched by the university, had been donated to establish the Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt BVM Endowed Scholarship Fund for Loyola students, she said.“You have touched the lives of generations of students at Loyola,” the university president said.“In recent years, you have become a touch point of faith and optimism, of spiritual wisdom and of course, basketball expertise — and not just for us, but truly for people around the world.”RELATED: Saints, American Christianity face off in religious March Madness alternativesEarlier on Wednesday, Sister Jean was hard at work at the university’s freshman orientation, where she made sure to tell new students “how important they are to Loyola,” she said.She was “overwhelmed” by all the well wishes shared in a video by those who couldn’t be with her in person to celebrate: Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Loyola basketball team, her fellow BVM sisters and even NBA legend-turned-commentator Charles Barkley.“I have a lot more to live up to, so I better live a little longer,” she said.So far, she said, 100 years old doesn’t feel much different from 99.Wednesday’s party — which included a cake and performance of “Happy Birthday” by the university’s Loyolacapella group — was part of a month of celebrations that already has included the unveiling of a 2 1/2-foot-tall Lego statue in the sister’s likeness.Loyola also will commemorate her birthday at Mass on Sunday (Aug. 25) and a block party next Thursday (Aug. 29).Loyola student government president Kathleen Meis, left, and Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt attend the sister’s 100th birthday celebration at Loyola University on Aug. 21, 2019, in Chicago. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan MillerSister Jean said she wanted to become a BVM sister “all my life.”Since entering religious life, she has been a teacher, administrator, dean and academic adviser — but it was her role as Loyola’s basketball chaplain that skyrocketed her to fame during the Ramblers’ improbable March Madness run, cheering courtside in her maroon and gold scarf.That’s “international” fame, she’d remind you.She’s thought about why her presence — offering prayers and advice to Loyola’s basketball players — captured people’s attention the way it did, she said.It’s probably because she’s a sister and many people “have never seen a sister so active in sports,” she said.“I’m going in just trying to be myself and just trying to be a happy person. I think in order to have an impact on people, we have to be happy ourselves,” she said.RELATED: Meet the Catholic sister nominated for an ESPY Award for her wicked curveballSister Jean is the “heart and soul of the school,” according to Loyola student government president Kathleen Meis.Meis said she had “celebrity shock” the first time she met the sister on campus. The student said she wanted to ask Sister Jean for advice during that first meeting.And she wants to make the sister proud.“I want you to know that there are hundreds of students who you don’t even know but who want to make you proud each and every day,” she told Sister Jean.None of it has gone to Sister Jean’s head, the sister assured reporters after the celebration.“I think if it went to my head, I’d stop working,” she said. “And I haven’t stopped working, so, to me, that’s a pretty good criteria.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Tagsbasketball college basketball Final Four homepage featured Jean Dolores Schmidt Loyola University Chicago March Madness Sister Jean Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt,You may also like Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Share This! Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity.,Load Comments,Outgoing Religions for Peace leader reflects on decades of interfaith cooperation News Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

4 Types of Google AdWords Conversions Youll Want to Track

first_imgOctober 7, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » To a blogger, it might be a visitor reading at least three posts. To a service provider, it might be a visitor picking up the phone or completing a registration form. To an ecommerce site owner, it might be a visitor making an online purchase of $100 or more. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In their book Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, online advertising and Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd offer information that will help you get more clicks from Google for less money, convert more visitors to buyers, and make your online business more effective than ever. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain the benefits of tracking your ad conversions and which four conversions you might want to track.Forecasting markets and predicting buyer behavior is near impossible. Worse still, knowing which keywords, ad groups and campaigns are bringing you the best paying customers can be an opaque black box.Truly experienced marketers create campaigns with the understanding that nobody knows what truly works until the target audience has cast their vote. And nobody knows which advertising dollars are creating the best return until you’ve looked at the hard data.Google gets this. Its conversion tracking tools are engineered such that you have to guess what’s working and what isn’t. The “instruments” in the AdWords interface let you measure every last bit of prospect and buyer activity in precise detail. With this in place, even the smallest business can go head-to-head against large competitors knowing exactly where their advertising dollars are having the greatest impact.Google’s conversion tracking can break down your numbers and tell you where each conversion came from. It can even show you the journey your visitors took to find you. Most importantly, it shows you where the waste is.For every business owner, “conversion” can refer to a variety of different actions that a prospect or customer takes. Some are more valuable than others: Google makes it easy to track all of these. There are four essential types of conversions you’ll want to monitor.1. Track when someone lands on a particular page. This includes the person who sees your thank-you page after completing your newsletter signup form, or the buyer who arrives at your download page after purchasing your software.This is the most common type of conversion tracking and the most basic. It’s worth knowing how to set it up. 2. Track when someone calls you after seeing your ad or visiting your site. According to one survey, 70 percent of mobile users at some time or another have seen an advertiser’s phone number on a Google results page and called it.Putting your phone number in a Google ad is a strategy that works, especially if your number is “click-to-call.” Best of all, it’s easy for Google to track.One option to setting up phone call tracking is to swap your regular phone number for a Google forwarding number. That way any time a person calls the forwarding number you get credited with a conversion, whether they saw the number in your ad or on your website.This is only available in certain countries, but if you’re able to take advantage of this, you get access to better reporting. You can even specify to Google that only calls of a certain length will count as a conversion.A second option is Call-on-Site. With this feature, a mobile user can see your phone number on your site and click on it to call you, and you get credited with the conversion. You keep your current phone number and Google tracks your clicks and calls. (It does require you to add a piece of code to your website.)Either of these options is excellent. You may also want to try some third-party tracking options. Ifbyphone and Mongoose Metrics are examples of these and are popular in the U.S. There are other good call-tracking services available that you can find by searching online.3. Track when a person downloads your software application. If your have an app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, Google can track downloads and count them as conversions. To set this up, find the URL for the download page of the app store you want to use, and make that the destination URL of your ad.4. Track conversions that happen offline. What if your primary business model involves calling leads and closing the sale over the phone? Google now has Offline Conversion Tracking, which lets you connect sales back to your AdWords accounts.Imagine you discovered that 80 percent of the leads who arrived from AdWords ad groups A, B and C converted to a sale, but only 5 percent of the leads who came through ad groups D, E or F ended up buying. Just think of the leverage that would give you.With this kind of conversion tracking, you can know in advance which leads are most likely to become customers. That could save you huge amounts on your Google spend, and it could save your sales team tremendous amounts of time and effort.last_img read more