Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Kartik is like Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, says Mohsin Khan

first_imgActor Mohsin Khan, best known for his roles in shows like Nisha Aur Uske Cousins and Dream Girl – Ek Ladki Deewani Si, says he never chooses roles according to their length in the storylines and is not worried about getting typecast.’Not worried about character’s length'”I really don’t get worried about my characters’ footage length. I feel that till the time people are seeing me on screen, they should enjoy that sequence. Yes, if I won’t get to perform, then I will not like that. But that has not been the case till now,” Mohsin, who has entered Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai as Kartik, said while shooting for the popular TV show at the Ganga ghats in Rishikesh.’Not insecure, not worried of being typecast'”I’m not at all feeling insecure about doing Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Also I’m not worried of being typecast. At the end of the day people should like your role. That matters the most to me,” he added.Mohsin said that the show is a “huge push” for his career.”I don’t care if I will get more footage or less, if they will remember even one scene that I played, I will be a happy man,” he added.Mohsin also said that acting was never on the cards for him.’I was good at studies, never thought of becoming an actor'”I never thought that I’ll become an actor. I was very good at studies. In whole Maharashtra, I topped in electronic engineering with 80 percent.”advertisement’Feel fortunate to be part of TV industry'”But then during my college days I started doing ads. Later on I did cameos and parallel leads in few shows and today I’m doing this show. So I feel fortunate enough to be a part of this industry,” Mohsin said.’Kartik is a fun-loving character’Talking about his role in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, he said: “Kartik is a very fun-loving character. It’s quite similar to the one that Ranbir Kapoor played in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”.The show, which is aired on Star Plus, also features Hina Khan and Karan Mehra among others.last_img read more

Eden Gardens all set to make India’s 250th Test at home a grand occasion

first_imgThe iconic Eden Gardens will host India’s 250th Test match at home when the hosts take on New Zealand in the second Test of the three-match Test series. To make it memorable the Cricket Association of Bengal has lined up a host of events on this special occasion starting on September 30.To start with, a Lord’s like bell will be rung to mark the beginning of the historic Test and the CAB also has plans to felicitate both the teams.”We just got a confirmation that this will be the 250th Test on Indian soil which makes it historic and special,” CAB joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.The two Bengal cricketers, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and pacer Mohammad Shami, who are Team India regulars now, will also be feted separately on day two of the match for appearing in the 250th Test, he said. (SCORECARD)”This would be in addition to the felicitation which would be done to commemorate the 250th Test match on Indian soil,” Avishek said.Keeping the milestone Test in mind, CAB also has joined hands with Lions’ Club to bring in 4000 underprivileged children from across the state to watch the opening day and they will be seen sporting a special uniform, he said.With the match beginning on the Mahalaya, the first day of the 10-day long Durga Puja festival, the response for ticket sales has been lukewarm.However, the CAB is not leaving any stone unturned to enhance the turnout which includes slashing the prices of the season tickets to Rs 1000, Rs 750 and Rs 500.advertisementFurther, the CAB has issued 16 free passes each to 44 schools who compete in their inter-school tournament. (Also read: Ravichandran Ashwin breaks Waqar Younis’ record, becomes second fastest to 200 Test wickets)”Also, in order to encourage the young budding talents, it has been decided to allot passes to approximately 200 cricket coaching centres that participated in the junior as well as to another 200 centres that participated in sub-junior cricket tournament,” Avishek said.The Kiwis last played a Test at the Eden in a drawn match from March 5-8 in 1965, and that itself is another occasion to celebrate, he said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Griezmann Tells Atletico Madrid He is Leaving the Club

first_imgMADRID — Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid and could be close to joining Barcelona next season.The France forward told Atletico on Tuesday he has decided not to stay for a sixth season with the club.He said in a video released by the Spanish club that he wants to “see different things, face other challenges.”“It wasn’t easy to make this decision, but it’s what I feel and what I need,” the 28-year-old Griezmann said. “I want to thank everyone for their support during these five years with the club where I’ve won my first important trophies. I’ve enjoyed some incredible moments and I’ll never forget them.”Griezmann joined from Real Sociedad in 2014 and helped Atletico win last year’s Europa League title, alone with one Spanish Super Cup and a UEFA Super Cup“I’ve truly enjoyed my time with the club,” he said. “I’ve always left everything on the pitch, always tried to make fans happy.”Griezmann did not give any hints about his future but he has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona, with some Spanish media saying he has already reached a deal with the Catalan club.Barcelona has acknowledged being interested in Griezmann, and the player once confirmed there was an offer made by the club.There has been speculation about his move to the Catalan club during the most recent transfer windows. Last June, Griezmann announced his decision to stay with Atletico at the end of a 45-minute television special called “The Decision.”Griezmann had a contract with Atletico until 2023 with a reported buyout clause of 200 million euros ($224 million), but the clause will be automatically reduced to about 120 million euros ($134 million) this summer.Griezmann was a World Cup champion with France last year, when he also finished third in the Ballon d’Or vote for world’s best player, behind Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.Atletico coach Diego Simeone, who recently said he didn’t think Griezmann would leave, is also losing captain Diego Godin for next season. The Uruguay defender said he was not able to reach a deal to extend his contract with the club.Atletico’s final match of the season is Sunday at Levante. It finished second to Barcelona in the Spanish league for a second straight season.By: Tales Azzoni, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

LAWTON FIREFIGHTER WAS 1ST TO RESPOND TO SIOUX FALLS PLANE CRASH

first_imgA VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER FROM LAWTON, IOWA WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO RESPOND TO THE SCENE WHEN A SMALL PLANE CRASHED IN A SIOUX FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD LAST TUESDAY.AMY NIEWOHNER WAS VISITING RELATIVES TWO HOUSES AWAY FROM WHERE THE SMALL PLANE STRUCK THE GROUND AND BURST INTO FLAMES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AMY1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..OUT OF THE HOUSE. :20NIEWOHNER’S FIREFIGHTER TRAINING THEN TOOK OVER AS SHE RAN TO THE CRASH TO CHECK FOR SURVIVORS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AMY-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……………WAS ENGULFED. :16SHE WAS JOINED BY ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, AND THEY STARTED CHECKING NEARBY HOMES TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE WAS INJURED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AMY-3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….WAS SAFE. :19SIOUX FALLS FIRE CREWS SHOWED UP A FEW MOMENTS LATER AND BEGAN FIGHTING THE BLAZE WITHING 10 MINUTES OF THE CRASH.NIEWOHNER SAYS IT’S WAS MIRACULOUS THAT MORE PEOPLE WEREN’T INJURED:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AMY-4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..PHILANTHROPIC PEOPLE. :21THE CRASH ON TUESDAY KILLED 68-YEAR-OLD VAUGHN AND JOANN MEYER OF SIOUX FALLS.last_img read more

Vroon Takes Delivery of MV Girolando Express

first_imgzoom On Tuesday 24 June 2014, Vroon took delivery of MV Girolando Express, the fourth of six livestock carriers being constructed at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard.The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery to the company in the second half of 2015.These livestock carriers are “next‑generation” livestock vessels, boasting a cargo capacity of approximately 4,500 sqm and a cruising range of around 18,000 NM. They are fitted with animal-welfare facilities exceeding Australian (AMSA) regulations and incorporate a revolutionary bow design that will ensure fuel savings while maintaining high speeds and maximum comfort for cargo and crew.In a ceremony held at the shipyard in February, the vessel was christened by Ms Marie Janet Blankers, wife of Paul Pistorius, Head Operations Vroon B.V.Press Release, June 25, 2014last_img read more

TorontoStrong vigil We are strong we will move forward together

first_imgThe site of a deadly van attack was transformed into a place of mourning Sunday evening, as the streets of north Toronto echoed with thousands of people singing O Canada at a vigil for the victims.Religious leaders of multiple faiths led the speakers’ list at the event, all of them sharing messages of support and strength in the face of the tragedy that left 10 people dead and 16 more injured.Many speakers commended emergency service personnel on their work the day of the incident, including the officer who was able to arrest the suspect without firing his gun.“In Toronto, in Ontario, in Canada, we don’t run away – we run to help others,” said Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl of the Beth Tzedec Congregation, the largest synagogue community in Canada.Frydman-Kohl also referenced other van attacks in cities such as Paris, Beirut and Charlottesville, Virginia.“Toronto has felt the pain of other places, and those cities now share our horror and hurt,” he said.Open Gallery12 itemsBefore the vigil, thousands took part in what was billed as a walk of “healing and solidarity,” roughly following the route of last Monday’s attack.“It’s amazing how on this one stretch of street, so many people are connected and affected by it,” said Jennifer Ludlow, who is from the area and attended the walk and vigil.“To come together as a large group really does bring us all together, and shows us there is hope on the other side.”Multiple politicians also took part in Sunday’s ceremony, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory and federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.Singh said it was particularly touching to see how multicultural the event was, wish speakers including rabbis, an imam and a Buddhist monk.“I don’t think I’ve ever been to an event that’s been so well represented by such a wide diversity of faiths – and secular thoughts as well,” said Singh.“The fact that despite this act of hate, people came together in really incredible numbers in an act of love is really incredible.”One volunteer said around 200 people worked throughout the day to prepare for tens of thousands of mourners to show up.Kevin Joachin said volunteering was an opportunity to give back to the community after it suffered through a tragedy.“It’s been a great help so far – just by the numbers, the support, the encouragement,” said Joachin.“Today’s event is a great demonstration – not just to the community here, but to Toronto – that we are strong, and we will move forward together.”Adrienne Lyog said many of her friends were traumatized after witnessing the attack, and Sunday’s event would play a large part in helping them move forward.“It’s devastating,” said Lyog. “Hopefully it’ll make them feel like there’s support, that they’re not alone.”On Friday, officials released the names of all eight women and two men who were killed in the incident.They ranged in age from 22 to 94, and included a student from South Korea and a man from Jordan.By Sunday morning, a city-organized fundraiser for the families of those affected had raised almost $1.7-million.Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in the incident. Police say they will be laying three additional attempted murder charges.last_img read more

UN refugee agency welcomes adoption of pact to ban cluster bombs

31 May 2008The United Nations refugee agency has added its voice to the chorus of support greeting yesterday’s adoption of an international convention to end the manufacture, use and stockpiling of cluster bombs. Delegations from 111 States agreed on the text of the Convention on Cluster Munitions after two weeks of negotiations in Dublin that were also attended by representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The pact will now be signed in Oslo in December.Manuel Jordao, UNHCR’s representative in Ireland, welcomed the adoption of the convention, saying the issue was of particular concern to the agency because refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict or post-conflict zones are often exposed to the remnants of cluster munitions.The devices are considered especially insidious because they comprise a bomb casing containing hundreds of small sub-munitions that are scattered over a wide area when the bomb nears the ground. Many of these so-called “bomblets” fail to explode on impact and then explode months or years later, killing or maiming victims.After speaking with cluster bomb victims attending the negotiations, Mr. Jordao said “their stories show how indiscriminate a weapon it is, how it turns lives upside down at the most unexpected times, when conflict has ended, when people are returning home, when children are playing.”He called for international efforts to focus on clearing contaminated areas so that affected communities can resume their lives and economic and social activities. UNHCR works with partners in many countries, including Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia and Lebanon, to clear mines, raise awareness about the threat they pose and assist victims.One of the articles in the new convention calls on States to provide adequate assistance to all victims of cluster munitions, including their medical care, rehabilitation and psychological support.Mr. Jordao’s comments echo those of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said yesterday in a statement issued by his spokesperson that he was delighted by the agreement and encouraged Member States to now ratify the text. read more

Suspected cholera cases complicate already complex crisis in northeast Nigeria – UN

According to a flash update issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), most of the cases are in the Muna Garage camp for internally displaced persons, located on the outskirts of the state capital, Maiduguri, hosting approximately 20,000 individuals. “Although an outbreak has not yet been declared officially, humanitarian partners have started taking the appropriate action,” read the update. “A CTC [cholera treatment centre] has been setup [at Dikwa General Hospital, where at least 103 suspected cases have been reported] and an ORP [oral rehydration point] will be set up in coming days,” it added. The number of suspected cases complicates the already complex and challenging humanitarian emergency in the province that has been plagued by persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group. In addition to poor quality and quantity of safe water and very poor sanitation and waste management conditions, the region also suffers from high rates of malnutrition, especially among children – who are amongst the most vulnerable to the deadly disease. International community cannot afford to ignore this problem – WFP chiefUN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley, who is currently visiting the country highlighted the urgency of sustained humanitarian action amid the complex and challenging emergency.“The power of humanitarian assistance […] has changed the lives of malnourished children whose mothers once worried about whether they would survive,” he said. “It is giving hope to many displaced and hungry people, and to others who are now returning home. Together, we are making a difference, but we must build on these fragile successes.” Mr. Beasley’s two-day visit to Nigeria – his first since being appointed the WFP chief in March – included meetings with senior Government officials as well as with community leaders and young mothers at a camp in Maiduguri. In addition to Nigeria, other countries in the Lake Chad Basin region also have been suffering the impact of the violence and the crisis. Underscoring the importance of continued attention to the crisis, Mr. Beasley added: “[It] needs a security, humanitarian and development component – these are key to resolving it in the short and long term […] the international community cannot afford to ignore this problem, or it risks getting much worse.” read more

Mowinckel leads after 1st GS run in Vermont Shiffrin 6th

KILLINGTON, Vt. — Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway is leading after the first run of a World Cup giant slalom, with Mikaela Shiffrin 0.67 seconds behind as the American competes before a home crowd.Racing seventh, Mowinckel gained speed in the middle of the course and finished in 53.71 seconds Saturday. She is 0.37 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone of Italy heading into the final run. Shiffrin fell during a morning training run but was able to race. The reigning Olympic GS champion from Colorado sits in sixth place.Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany is the defending GS champion at Killington and remains within striking distance, trailing Mowinckel by 0.53 seconds.Mowinckel’s lone World Cup win was last March — a giant slalom in Germany.The Associated Press read more

Breaking Bad cop killer Stefano Brizzi found dead in jail

first_imgCCTV still of PC Gordon Semple on April 1Credit: CCTV still of PC Gordon Semple on April 1 Satan-obsessed ‘Breaking Bad’ killer Stefano Brizzi has been found dead in jail three months after being jailed for murdering a police officer and dissolving his body in acid.Brizzi committed suicide on Sunday at Belmarsh Prison in London.Brizzi murdered PC Gordon Semple after meeting him on Grindr and inviting the officer to his flat in central London. Brizzi denied trying to cannibalise parts of Pc Semple, 59, by cooking and then biting into a rib found in his kitchen bin.But at his sentencing, the prosecution said an expert odontologist had since confirmed that even though Brizzi claimed not to remember it, he had in fact tried to eat human flesh.A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Belmarsh prisoner Stefano Brizzi died in custody on Sunday, February 5.”As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.”center_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. After strangling the 59-year-old to death he then chopped up his body before dissolving body parts in a bath tub full of acid.Stefano Brizzi, 50, admitted that he was inspired by his favourite television series Breaking Bad as he tried to dispose of the body.In December, the former Morgan Stanley IT developer was found guilty of murder by a majority of 10 to two after a jury at the Old Bailey had deliberated for more than 30 hours.last_img read more

Indonesias Coal Bed Methane CBM sector hots up — technical workshop in

first_imgIndonesia’s ambition to produce CBM by 2011 is picking up steam with 14 PSC contracts signed since 2008. The CBM Production Techniques workshop in Jakarta, November 5-6, seeks to provide answers, information and technical understanding of the value chain of natural gas production from coal. According to the organisers of the workshop, “Indonesia, which has the world’s second largest coal bed methane reserves, aims to encourage domestic industries and power plants to use alternative sources of energy such as coal, coalmine methane and natural gas due to fluctuating international oil prices.”As the race to produce CBM gains steam in Indonesia, industry executives need to scale the steep CBM learning curve to maximize CBM’s potential to strengthen natural gas supplies. The CBM Production Techniques workshop is designed to provide answers and information on the CBM production value chain, and addresses the growing need for technical understanding and expertise as Asian countries like Indonesia embark on ambitious coal seam gas production programs. The workshop will be led by two internationally renowned experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Lucas Drilling Services, who have over five decades of combined experience in CBM exploration.The 2-day workshop will address issues central to CBM Production including:The potential and problems of developing CBM as part of the national energy mixCommercial appraisal & assessment techniques for CBM resourcesProduction forecasting and feasibility assessmentImpact of Geological, geochemical composition of the coal, and its impact on gas content, composition, distribution, recoverabilityEnvironmental implications of developing CBM productionWater management – safe disposal of co-produced waterPros & Cons of CBM drilling techniques and selecting the ideal oneProcedures behind completionStimulation methods for CBM reservoirs. http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=091112&last_img read more

US white supremacist to be executed for 1998 lynching of black man

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4604278 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Apr 24th 2019, 10:25 AM Image: AP/PA Images 59 Comments Photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. A WHITE SUPREMACIST convicted of murdering a black man by dragging him behind a pickup truck is scheduled to be executed today in the US state of Texas.John William King, 44, one of three men convicted of the June 1998 killing of James Byrd, is to die by lethal injection at the Huntsville penitentiary.Lawrence Brewer was executed in 2011 for the murder, while Shawn Berry – who cooperated with investigators – was given life in prison.Berry testified during his trial that he and the two others were out drinking beer and cruising in a truck when he picked up Byrd and drove him to a remote country road.The men severely beat Byrd before chaining him to the back of the truck.Byrd was still alive while being dragged along a paved road for some 3.2 kilometres and suffered great pain until he was decapitated when his body hit a concrete drain pipe along the side of the road, a pathologist testified during King’s trial.His dismembered body was found outside a black church in the small town of Jasper, Texas.The circumstances surrounding the killing horrified the US public, especially African Americans, who saw in it the unextinguished embers of a brutal racist history.Some 10 years after King’s conviction, then-president Barack Obama signed a law in the name of Byrd as well as Matthew Shepard, a young gay man murdered the same year, with the aim of strengthening the fight against hate crimes. 29,889 Views center_img US white supremacist to be executed for 1998 lynching of black man In 1998, John William King and two other men severely beat James Byrd before dragging him behind a pickup truck. Share Tweet Email By AFP Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. Source: Juan LozanoReprieve denied During the sentencing phase of his trial, attorneys for King argued prison violence compelled him to hook up with a white prison gang and festoon his body with racist tattoos, with attorney H. “Sonny” Cripps saying:  He wasn’t a racist when he went in, he was when he came out.But a psychiatrist for the prosecution said the viciousness of the crime “removed all doubt” that death was the appropriate punishment.The 1999 sentencing of King – a member of the racist group known as the Confederate Knights of America – was the first time since the 1970s that a white man was handed a death sentence in Texas for killing a black man.His lawyers have since made repeated efforts to have his conviction overturned, but their attempts failed, with the Supreme Court refusing to examine King’s case in 2018.On Monday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously refused to grant him a reprieve.If King’s execution is carried out as scheduled, it will be the fourth so far this year in the United States.But some members of Byrd’s family have opposed capital punishment for his killers, with his son Ross joining protests against Brewer’s 2011 execution, CNN reported.“You can’t fight murder with murder,” the channel quoted him as saying.© AFP 2019 Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 10:25 AM Photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. Image: AP/PA Imageslast_img read more

Zorba the storm hits Southern Greece

first_imgGreek civil protection authorities were on high alert across the country  on Saturday, as a rare cyclone-like depression was made landfall in the extreme southwest overnight and was winding its way in a northeasterly course.The weather front was dropping torrential rains on the greater Athens area early Saturday, accompanied by earlier gale force winds, while also adversely affecting the eastern coast of the Peloponnese and the eastern mainland coast.The storm, named “Xenophon” but dubbed “Zorbas” by the media, emerged in the central Mediterranean in the middle of last week.Winds of up to 90 kph were reported as the storm moved past the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese. It then lashed the northeastern part of the peninsula and traveled closer to Athens, the Greek capital.People were evacuated from the eastern Peloponnese seaside village of Nea Kios, which was partly flooded and without electricity. Elsewhere in the Peloponnese region, rivers overflowed and some damage has been reported.Most ferry boat routes connecting the mainland with various islands were cancelled.A flight from London to the southwestern city of Kalamata was diverted to Athens, but weather-related flight delays were limited. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Hughes about to achieve great things

first_imgJavi Gracia believes that Will Hughes, his side’s talented youngster, should be given a chance to play for the national team by Gareth Southgate as he has been impressive this season.The former Derby player managed to get himself to an incredible form but the Hornets coach insisted that he wasn’t surprised at all as he had seen from the very beginning that the player is very special.The Spanish coach spoke about the future of the talented midfielder as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He didn’t surprise me. I know he is able to play very well and now I trust in the future that he will keep this level and try to improve the level of the team as well.”“I think he can improve, as with all the players, but I am happy with his level.”“He is a different player with high quality and when he plays he makes the team play as well. This is important for us.”last_img read more

Off Beat No fire but could you open a safe

first_imgA recent call for assistance offered a nice change of pace for members of a Clark County Fire District 6 engine crew.They weren’t dispatched to the Salmon Creek residence for a medical emergency or a house fire. The assignment? Break into a safe.“It’s always fun going on something when people aren’t hurt and it’s not an emergency,” said Darren Bush, one of the firefighters who got to do the honors. “It’s fun to break things when you don’t have to put it back together.”The Fire District 6 crew was dispatched to help the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force crack a safe seized during a July 24 drug raid.Task force detectives wanted to know if the safe contained evidence of drug trafficking. So firefighters brought out a Halligan tool — a double-ended, metal, multi-purpose, forcible-entry tool used by public-safety agencies.But after David Fisher and Bush pried open the safe door, detectives found personal documents inside instead of drugs.Halligan tools are a staple of firefighting. They are used to enter a house where smoke is coming out, and when someone inside can’t get to the door. They’re also used to break open vehicle doors.“The Halligan is probably one of our most-used tools because it’s so versatile,” Clark County Fire & Rescue Capt. David Greenwood said.After working at the fire agency for 19 years, Greenwood said any call that isn’t a medical emergency — which represents about 80 percent of their call logs — gives firefighters a break from the routine. It might be a water rescue, a trapped person or a request from a police agency.“All of our exciting calls are usually the out-of-the-ordinary calls — anything that we don’t get very often,” he said. “And you still get to help and get to fix things.”Off Beat lets members of The Columbian news team step back from our newspaper beats to write the story behind the story, fill in the story or just tell a story.last_img read more

Here are 5 of the best gaming keyboards under 100

first_img Logitech Razer See at Amazon 1 Razer Cynosa Chroma Sarah Tew/CNET The Cynosa might be a gaming keyboard, but it will likely remind you of an office keyboard. It’s a membrane keyboard not mechanical, so the keys are quiet and definitely feel softer than the others here. Some people might find them downright mushy. Oddly, you need to apply quite a bit of force to get the keys down. If you’re looking to use one keyboard for both work and play, though, this is a fine compromise for its current $45 price. This is also the most programmable keyboard here. There are a lot of preset lighting effects to pick from and you can also create your own using the Synapse 3.0 software. There’s also Razer’s Hypershift feature that lets you set up a secondary set of functions for your keys that are accessed with a “shift” key you choose. You can also rebind keys and set macros with the software. If you’re not a fan of loud clicky keyboards, the Cynosa is worth tracking down to test out.  Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Aukey makes everything from power banks and chargers to dash cams and yes, gaming keyboards. The $36 G6 uses Outemu Blue switches that are clicky and you’ll have no problem feeling the actuation point. They are also loud, so if you’re typing or gaming in a shared space be prepared for some side-eye. Also, the keycaps are on the small side, which resulted in a lot of mistakes when typing and gaming. Unless you’re really accurate or have slender fingertips (I don’t) you’ll likely need time to adjust. It’s short on features — you won’t find any macro keys — and there’s no software to install. As for lighting you’re limited to a single color per row, but there are nine lighting modes to choose from and you can create two custom lighting effects. That’s really it, though, so if you’re just looking for a mechanical keyboard with lights, media shortcut keys and a number pad, this hits the spot.  17 Photos Redragon K561 Visnu Aukey KM-G6 Even on its lower-end models such as the G413, Logitech doesn’t cheap out on build quality and components. It uses the same Romer-G Tactile switches found on its more feature-filled models and has the same slim, simple and sturdy design with brushed aluminum-magnesium alloy top case. It has a braided USB cable with a USB passthrough port on the back right and channels underneath for mouse and headset cable management. The tactile switch is relatively quiet with no click when actuated, just a subtle bump and a short actuation. If you love to hear and feel your key presses, this probably isn’t the best switch for you. There’s just one color for the backlight — red — but it’s bright and the key font is easy to read. Logitech includes 12 faceted keycaps, which is nice but we didn’t feel much difference. The G Hub software lets you set up macros and custom functions on the F1-F12 buttons and there’s a game mode that shuts off the Windows key. Overall it’s a more polished keyboard than the others here, but it’s also pricier at around $70 Made from ABS plastic and aluminum, the $40 waterproof K561 (yes, waterproof) feels as solid as it sounds. Like the Aukey, it uses Outemu Blue switches that are tactile, clicky and loud. The keycaps are slightly bigger, though, so if you have rounder, wider fingertips you might find Redragon a better choice. This one is tenkeyless, too, for those who don’t want or need a numberpad, but the company makes several other mechanical keyboards and all are less than $70. The Redragon software is amateurish compared to Logitech’s and Razer’s. You can set up single-key macros and up to three separate profiles. There’s no control over setting per-key lighting, but that’s hardly a surprise at its $40 price. You can pick from 19 different light patterns, and adjust speed, brightness and direction of light movement. Whether it’s for comfort or you’re looking to save space on your desk or in your backpack, the K561 is a good pick.  Logitech G413 Carbon See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Razer’s Cynosa Chroma could easily pass for a non-gaming keyboard. Josh Goldman/CNET Getting a gaming keyboard can improve your performance and make gaming more enjoyable — plus, you don’t have to spend more than $100 to get a decent one. We tested out a bunch starting as low as $30, and while you’ll find some features missing or cheaper materials used, compared to higher-end models these all performed really well for the money (well, except one). Just like picking out a new gaming mouse, getting the right gaming keyboard has a lot to do with personal preference. For instance, I like tactile switches — ones where you can feel the actuation point — but don’t care for clicky switches that make a sound when actuated. Also, some keyboards might feel great for gaming, but you might not like it for day-to-day typing. If you have a chance to test out different types of switches before you buy, I highly recommend it. You can check out this glossary of keyboard terms, too, to help narrow your preferences. Our picks below aren’t definitive as we’re still testing. For example, Corsair’s $50 K63 and HyperX’s Alloy FPS Pro at $70, which were recommended by our readers, are worth checking out in addition to what we have here. If you think I’ve overlooked any other great sub-$100 gaming keyboard, let me know in the comments. And note that CNET may get a share of the revenue from the sale of some of the products in this guide. Comment AmazonBasics Mechanical Feel Gaming Keyboard See at Amazon See at Amazon Skip this one Computers Computer Accessories Sarah Tew/CNET Wireless gaming keyboards are a rarity because the last thing you want to do is potentially introduce lag into your performance. The G613’s Lightspeed wireless performs as good as wired and its battery life is stellar at up to 18 months on two AA-size batteries. That said, the keyboard has no backlight whatsoever, which while understandable for the power savings, really kills gaming in the dark. You do get six programmable buttons down the left side, so that’s something. The G613 uses the same Romer-G Tactile mechanical switches as the G413, so everything I said about that one applies here. I happen to like the feel of this switch for gaming and typing, though I was in the minority for our testing. It’s definitely one you should try before you buy if you can.   Now playing: Watch this: See at Amazon 1:35 I’m only mentioning this keyboard because of its high rating on Amazon that definitely doesn’t jibe with our experience. It’s huge, clunky and generic and won’t win any design awards, and you definitely won’t mistake it for a genuine mechanical keyboard. However, the keyboard is only around $25 and does have some decent gaming features for the money though, like RGB lighting (whole keyboard only), a row of five macro keys and three profile/mode keys for up to 15 macro keys total and gray keycaps for the WASD and arrow keys. While the macro keys are nice to have, the bottom one is directly across from the Ctrl key, so you might end up hitting the macro key by accident. (I did. A lot.) It’s not a great keyboard for typing in general, either. Also, there are media control keys, but none for volume only mute, which is just WTF. In the end, this’ll get the job done, especially if it’s only for occasional use, but frequent gamers are better off with one of the others here.  E3 2019 wrap-up, AT&T cancels Fold preorders See at Amazon The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 Tags Logitech G613 Wirelesslast_img read more

AG forms committee to seek review of 16th amendment verdict

first_imgHigh-CourtA 11-member committee has been formed led by  attorney general Mahbubey Alam for filing a review petition against the Supreme Court’s 16th amendment verdict, reports UNB.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam told UNB that the attorney general office formed the committee seven days ago and its members are now examining the SC verdict and taking preparation for the review petition.The body will file the review petition after taking preparations in this regard, added the AG.Earlier, on 1 August, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the High Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme Court judges.The Jatiya Sangsad passed the 16th amendment on 17 September 2014.On 5 May last year, the HC declared the 16th amendment illegal. The government on 4 January last filed an appeal with the apex court challenging the HC decision.On 3 July, the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, upheld the HC verdict.last_img read more

Best Picture Oscar Nominations Announced

first_imgTHE LATEST on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 5:50 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: “Call Me By Your Name,” ”Darkest Hour,” ”Dunkirk,” ”Get Out,” ”Lady Bird,” ”Phantom Thread,” ”The Post,” ”The Shape of Water” ”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”___5:46 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best actress in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They are: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”; Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”; Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”; Meryl Streep, “The Post.”___5:45 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best song in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: “Mighty River” from “Mudbound; “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me By Your Name”; “Remember Me” from “Coco”; “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall; and “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”___5:40 a.m.Oscar nominees for best foreign-language film have been announced by the film academy. They include: Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman”; Russia’s “Loveless”; Lebanon’s “The Insult”; Hungary’s “On Body and Soul”; and Sweden’s “The Square.”___5:38 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best supporting actress in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”; Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”; Leslie Manville, “Phantom Thread”; Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”; and Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water.”___5:30 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best original score in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: “Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer; “Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood; “The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat; “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams; “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell.___5:25 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best visual effects in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: “Blade Runner 2049,” ”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” ”Kong: Skull Island,” ”Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” ”War for the Planet of the Apes.”___5:20 a.m.The Oscar nominees for best cinematography in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: They are: Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2024”; Bruno Delbonnel, “Darkest Hour”; Hoyte van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”; Rachel Morrison, “Mudbound”; Dan Laustsen, “The Shape of Water.”___5 a.m.The Oscar nominations are about to begin.Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will host a nominations special scheduled to begin at 5:22 a.m. that will reveal the film academy’s selections for the best in filmmaking from performances to production design.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been teasing segments appearances by stars including Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Rebel Wilson in pre-recorded segments. The nominations in 24 categories will be split between two presentations, the first streamed on Oscars.com and Oscars.org, and the segment airing live on “Good Morning America.”The 90th annual Academy Awards will be presented in a Feb. 26 ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and aired live on ABC.___2 a.m.Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history.Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will begin at 8:22 a.m. EST, with a second wave of nominees announced live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” at 8:38 a.m. Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will join John Bailey, president of the film academy, to announce the nominees.While this year’s Oscar race has been unusually wide-open, “The Shape of Water” has a chance to tie “All About Eve,” ”Titanic” and “La La Land” with a record 14 nominations.“Lady Bird” filmmaker Greta Gerwig is expected to be just the fifth woman nominated in the category. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison could also become the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography. Sharelast_img read more

Electronics Material Market global industry analysis from 2018 to 2023 explored

first_imgThe Electronics Material  Market 2018 research by Market Study Report. It offers a feasibility analysis for investment and returns supported with data on development trend analysis across important regions of the world.The Global Electronics Material Market is segmented based on type, application, and region.  The epoxy Electronics Material is anticipated to dominate the global market throughout the study period. Depending on application, the market is segregated into educational institutions, commercial buildings, government buildings, transport infrastructure, and others. The residential segment is projected to lead the global market during the forecast period.Scope of the Report:This report studies the Electronics Materials market status and outlook of Global and major regions, from angles of players, countries, product types and end industries; this report analyzes the top players in global market, and splits the Electronics Materials market by product type and applications/end industries. The global Electronics Materials market is valued at xx million USD in 2017 and is expected to reach xx million USD by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of xx% between 2017 and 2023.The Asia-Pacific will occupy for more market share in following years, especially in China, also fast growing India and Southeast Asia regions.North America, especially The United States, will still play an important role which cannot be ignored. Any changes from United States might affect the development trend of Electronics Materials.Europe also play important roles in global market, with market size of xx million USD in 2017 and will be xx million USD in 2023, with a CAGR of xx%.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2775579?utm_source=HTN&utm_campaign=SSMarket Segment by Companies, this report coversAir Products & Chemicals IncAshland IncAir Liquide Holdings IncBASF Electronic ChemicalsHoneywell International IncCabot Microelectronics CorporationLinde GroupKMG Chemicals IncFujifilm Electronic MaterialsKanto Chemical Co., IncTokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., LtdMarket Segment by Regions, regional analysis coversNorth America (United States, Canada and Mexico)Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia)Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)Market Segment by Type, coversSilicon WaferPCB LaminatePhotoresistOtherMarket Segment by Applications, can be divided intoSemiconductors & Integrated CircuitsPrinted Circuit BoardsGet a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2775579?utm_source=HTN&utm_campaign=SSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains  across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Economic Growth for Second Half of Year Expected to Improve

first_imgEconomic Growth for Second Half of Year Expected to Improve Despite recent market volatility, economic growth in the second half of the year is expected to improve, Fannie Mae says.The Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group found that consumer spending and other solid domestic fundamentals are forecasted to be key drivers of the rest of the year economic growth.“Our forecast for the year is largely unchanged despite recent market volatility. Fundamentals are positive, suggesting potential for some improvement in the fourth quarter,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist.Various data reports over the last month reveal positive economic activity despite stock market volatility, Fannie Mae explained.According to the research and the Bureau of Labor Statistics job report, consumer spending rose in July and August, while full-time employment exceeded its pre-recession peak.“On balance, growth in the second half of the year is expected to come in higher, albeit modestly, than the first half,” the report said.Housing market strength was also highly unbothered by the volatile stock market, performing strong in a number of areas.“Continued strong performance of year-to-date home sales and modestly weakening leading indicators confirms that our prior forecast of existing home sales this year remains valid. However, lower actual and projected cash sales led us to revise slightly higher purchase mortgage originations,” Duncan noted.However, sub-par single-family construction was a little disappointing, causing Fannie Mae to lower their projected single-family starts projection for 2016.The research group expects that total mortgage originations will increase by about 25 percent for all of 2015, total production volume to fall about 18 percent, and the refinance share to decline about 15 percentage points.“Overall, we anticipate economic growth of 2.4 percent for 2015, up slightly from 2.1 percent in the prior forecast,” Duncan said. “Consumer and government spending as well as nonresidential and residential investment are expected to contribute to growth while net exports and inventory investment will likely pose headwinds.”Click here to view Fannie Mae’s full report. September 16, 2015 444 Views Sharecenter_img Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Economic and Strategic Research Fannie Mae 2015-09-16 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more