Every captain would lose a left leg to reach World Cup 2019 final: Eoin Morgan

first_img India Today Web Desk LondonMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 09:51 IST Eoin Morgan’s England will be under extra pressure since they are the World Cup 2019 hosts (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland have never won the 50-over World CupThe hosts are being touted as the favourites to lift the trophy on July 14England will take on South Africa in the World Cup 2019 opener on May 30England are being labelled as the pre-tournament favourites ahead of the World Cup 2019 but captain Eoin Morgan believes every team has a chance in the showpiece event as everyone will bring their A-game to the table.All ten teams will play each other in a new-look round-robin stage, with the top four qualifying for the semi-finals – a change in format that makes this year’s edition more competitive than ever.England will be kicking off the proceedings with the first game of the tournament against South Africa on May 30. Talking about the chances of his team, Morgan said no particular team has the edge in the World Cup as everyone is equally balanced and hungry to lift the trophy on July 14.”I don’t think anyone is head and shoulders above anyone else. These are the ten best teams in the world, it will be extraordinarily competitive and some quality cricket will be played so we are really looking forward to it.”Every captain sitting here would lose their left leg to play in a World Cup final at the home of cricket. It’s something every one of us would have dreamed of as a kid. We are as best prepared as we can be. We just want to play that first game now,” Eoin Morgan said at the captains’ media day in London.@Eoin16: It would be extremely cool if we could reach the final. Every captain would lose a left leg to do it. I grew up dreaming of playing Test cricket or scoring the winning runs in a World Cup.advertisementICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) May 23, 2019South Africa captain Faf du Plessis meanwhile, pointed out that the team which produces the best bowling performance will win the tournament.”We are all really excited to try out this new tournament, to play every once I think is great.”The way we use our resources will be vital, but every team has X-factor bowlers that will have a big say in the successes of the side.”I think the bowlers will win it, the teams still in it towards the end of the tournament will be the teams that have done really well with the ball,” Faf du Plessis said.Ten incredible captains, but just one glittering trophy.Take a peek behind the scenes at our #CWC19 media event! pic.twitter.com/tb9H8DajErCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 23, 2019Australian captain Aaron Finch picked England as the favourites but said his team is also feeling very confident ever since they welcomed back Steve Smith and David Warner in the side.”England have been in great form and along with India are probably the stand out performers. So England in home conditions are definitely the favourites.@AaronFinch5: England have been in great form and along with India are probably the stand out performers. So England in home conditions are definitely the favourites.ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) May 23, 2019″Since Warner and Smith have come back into the set-up they have been fantastic and contributed so much. The morale has been unbelievable.”Once it gets underway, particularly against England, and further on for the Ashes, the crowd will play a part but that is expected everywhere in the world,” Finch said.Also Read | England seem to be obsessed with getting to 500 before anyone else: Virat KohliAlso Read | Jofra Archer probably going to be England’s X-factor at World Cup 2019: Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow England cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow Eoin Morgan Every captain would lose a left leg to reach World Cup 2019 final: Eoin MorganEoin Morgan’s England team is being touted as the favourites to win their maiden World Cup this year but the job will be easier said than done for the hosts.advertisementlast_img read more

Sierra Nevada and Breweries Everywhere are Brewing Beer to Help California Wildfire Survivors

first_imgBarely a week after the Camp Fire — the deadliest wildfire in California history, during which 88 people died and over 150,000 acres of Butte County in Northern California were burned and —  Californians are still, obviously, reeling. Sierra Nevada Brewery, which is located in Chico, California, has decided to step up to help in the relief process and they’ve asked every brewery in America to help.While Chico was not hit hard by the wildfire, it is located just 11 miles west of Paradise, the town that was utterly destroyed by the fire. In a letter on the brewery’s website, Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman outlined the brewery’s plan:“Many of you have asked if we will be brewing a fundraiser beer to support Camp Fire relief efforts. The answer is a resounding ‘yes.’We are proud to announce the upcoming release of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. We will be brewing Resilience on Giving Tuesday, November 27 and donating 100-percent of the beer sales to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. In addition, we are also asking every brewer in America to brew Resilience and do the same.”The Camp Fire Relief Fund was started by Sierra Nevada with an initial $100,000 seeding. Grossman went on to say they are working with malt, yeast, and hop distributors to provide breweries that sign up before December 7 with ingredients. To date, over 1,200 breweries have signed up — even Ambridge Brewery from the UK is joining in the efforts.The goal is to have the beer ready to go by December 17. At that point, Sierra Nevada will be selling it on tap and in cans, and you will be able to get it on draft at your local brewery if it’s participating. With around 7,000 breweries in the United States, though, there’s a good chance at least one of your nearby producers will be participating. If they’re not, you have until December 7 to convince them to join the relief efforts.To find what breweries near you are making Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, check out the Resilience IPA map above. You can also check out a brewery list by state here.You don’t have to drink beer to support the Camp Fire Relief fund — you can donate directly here.For those that want to homebrew a batch of Resilience, you can check out the recipe, which was provided by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and scaled down from the original by Chip Walton of Chop and Brew, right here. Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest How to Enjoy Your Campfires Responsibly 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Editors’ Recommendations Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season last_img read more

Stocks rise sharply as traders balance robust jobs numbers with Fed stimulus

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher as a much stronger than expected American employment report encouraged buyers while at the same time raising worries that the Federal Reserve could be set to unwind a key stimulus program.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 84.13 points to 13,378.33, as investors also took in Canadian jobs numbers that breezed past expectations.The loonie was down 0.15 of a cent to 95.44 cents US as the economy created 13,200 jobs last month. Economists had expected that about 11,000 jobs would be created.The greenback was sharply higher after the U.S. Labor Department reported that the economy cranked out 204,000 jobs, far above the approximately 120,000 reading that had been expected.U.S. indexes also took off. Traders balanced the latest indication of an improving economy with rising concerns that the Federal Reserve will start winding up its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases. That stimulus program has supported a strong rally on markets.The Dow Jones industrials surged 167.8 points to 15,761.78, the Nasdaq climbed 61.9 points to 3,919.23 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 23.46 points to 1,770.61 .Canadian Press read more

UPFA members complain to the polls chief

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has warned public sector officials that action will be taken if elections laws are violated. A group of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members filed a complaint with Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today alleging that the Government was violating election laws.Former UPFA Parliamentarian and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena led the UPFA members for the meeting with Deshapriya at the Elections Secretariat. He urged public sector officials not to recruit anyone as elections have been declared and since it is a violation of election laws. (Colombo Gazette) They alleged that the Government was recruiting officials to the public sector despite National elections being called for. read more

UN receives Humanium wristwatch gift symbolizing peaceful transformation

The illicit flows of small arms and light weapons, known as SALW, undermine security and the rule of law, and is often a key driver of displacement and widescale human rights violations.By melting arms down into Humanium, they can be repurposed into watches that turn each hour of the day into a reminder of the global suffering caused by SALW.On behalf of the organization behind the metal, IM Swedish Development Partner, Peter Brune and Birthe Müller presented a Humanium-made watch as a symbolic gift to Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.The watch will be displayed in a special location on the third floor of the UN General Assembly building, in the permanent disarmament collection. Noting the number of school tours that visit the exhibition, Ms. Nakamitsu shared her hope that this latest installation will help youth to feel a real-life connection to disarmament.Mr. Brune, who came up with the Humanium idea, explained its potential to increase the socio-economic and political security for people living in areas plagued by violence, not only by repurposing the seized weapons, but also by employing local workers to make the transformation.Moreover, the profits generated by the sale of Humanium metal products are reinvested into the affected community.“We are all consumers,” he said. “If I can opt for a consumption that is sustainable, that is responsible, and where my daily action as a consumer can contribute to reducing armed violence, I think that’s a beautiful thing,” he continued, adding his hope “that we will soon see a number of Humanium products in the market.”Having spent more than two years establishing a supply chain for Humanium metal, Mr. Brune has developed close ties with governments and local non-governmental organizations in violence-affected countries to keep the work progressing forward.Moreover, recognizing how illegal firearms destabilize sustainable and democratic development, he underscored how the idea can have a hand in promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development – contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).According to Mr. Brune, the initiative inspires consumers, businesses and authorities to join hands in finding a solution to one of the world´s greatest problems.“Having this watch, made from destroyed weapons, in the exhibition will be a strong reminder that we can do much, much more to save lives,” High Representative Nakamitsu concluded. read more

Prince Harry takes girlfriend Meghan Markle on private tour of Londons Natural

first_imgPrince George with his parents at the Natural History Museum in 2014 The Natural History Museum in London’s Dippy the Diplodocus – which is currently on tour Credit:Yui Mok /AFP The Natural History Museum in London's Dippy the Diplodocus - which is currently on tour  She said last year: “George loves the T Rex because it’s the noisiest and the scariest.”The Natural History Museum is in South Kensington, not far from Kensington Palace, where Prince Harry has a cottage. The Duke and Duchess are intending to return to Kensington Palace in the autumn, as they prepare to spend more time in London.  Prince George with his parents at the Natural History Museum in 2014Credit:John Stillwell /AFP/Getty The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of the museumCredit:Yui Mok /PA Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle have reportedly visited the Natural History Museum for a private tour.The date is said to have taken place on Sunday after the museum closed to the public. The couple have been together since last summer. They were seen earlier this month at a friend’s wedding in Jamaica. The Prince’s nephew, Prince George, is known to be a fan of the Natural History Museum.The Duchess of Cambridge, is a patron of the museum and has spoken of her son’s love of dinosaurs. The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of the museum A source told the Sun newspaper: “It’s quite romantic after dark as all the exhibits, including the dinosaurs, are all still lit up.“And of course, they had it to themselves.”Ms Markle is said to have arrived in London late last week.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine before there is a massacre

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN COURT of Human Rights (ECtHR) has called on Russia to refrain from any measures that could threaten the life and health of civilians in the escalating conflict in Ukraine.However, Tatar community leader Mustafa Dzhemilev has urged NATO to intervene in Crimea to avert a “massacre” and called on the Crimean Tatars to boycott the upcoming referendum to join Russia.“If other measures do not work, then NATO should intervene like in Kosovo,” Dzhemilev told AFP in a phone interview from Brussels, where he was preparing to meet NATO officials on Friday.“Massacre”NATO intervention “usually only happens when there is a massacre, we want it to happen before there is a massacre,” said Dzhemilev, currently a lawmaker in Kiev who spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call earlier this week.“I told him that we would not wage war against Russia but that we would struggle for the territorial integrity of our country. We still have to decide on what methods we will use,” the Tatar said.Dzhemilev also criticised inaction in the West, saying: “We haven’t seen any serious steps from the West. They imposed visa bans but so what? Those people (targeted by the bans) have a comfortable enough life in Russia.”Tatars are planning a series of demonstrations across Crimea on Friday ahead of Sunday’s vote under the slogan: “No to the illegal referendum!”Crimean Tatars make up just over 12 per cent of the population of Crimea.“Military actions”The ECtHR has told Kiev and Moscow should also avoid steps, “in particular military actions, which might entail breaches” of the European Convention on Human Rights for the civilian population, including putting their life and health at risk.The court reaction followed a complaint made by Ukraine earlier today, it said in a statement.A resident walks by a poster reading “Stop fascism! Everybody to the referendum!” in Sevastopol, Ukraine. (Image Credit: Andrew Lubimov/AP/Press Association Images)“Both States were also asked to inform the Court as soon as possible of the measures taken to ensure that the Convention is fully complied with,” it added.The Court said it may indicate to the parties “any interim measure which it considers should be adopted in the interests of the parties or of the proper conduct of the proceedings before it”.EmergencyMoscow’s ambassador to the United Nations told an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Thursday that Russia does not want war over the Ukraine crisis.His speech came after Western powers delivered a stinging rebuke of Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and condemned a planned referendum in Crimea on Sunday to decide whether to join Russia.“If there is no sign of any capacity to be able to move forward and resolve this issue, there will be a very serious series of steps on Monday in Europe and here with respect to the options that are available to us,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers in Washington.Secretary of State John Kerry preparing to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate. (Image Credit: Charles Dharapak/AP/Press Association Images)His blunt comments came shortly after Ukraine’s parliament voted to set up a huge volunteer force that could keep Russian troops from advancing beyond the region of two million people they seized at the start of the month.Russia on Thursday launched its own military manoeuvres at its neighbour’s doorstep and also dispatched fighter jets to Belarus in a show of military muscle that betrayed no willingness to compromise.“If NATO decided, together with the Americans, to ramp up their air force presence near our borders, what, should we just watch them?” Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said.A pro Russia protester, right, kicks a pro Ukraine protester during clashes between the two sides following a rally in Donetsk. (Image Credit: Sergei Grits/AP/Press Association Images)In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a pro-Kiev protester was stabbed and killed in the first death since tensions began in the southeast of the country with Russia’s advance in Crimea.The 22-year-old was killed as demonstrators were attacked by a pro-Moscow rally, health services said.“According to preliminary conclusions by doctors, he has been stabbed,” the local branch of Ukraine’s health ministry told AFP, as regional authorities spoke of another 16 wounded in the clashes.Thirteen of these were in trauma or in surgery with serious injuries, one was hospitalised and two could be treated at the scene, Ilya Suzdalev, a spokesman for the regional authorities, said.- © AFP, 2014Read: Crimean lawmakers’ vote for independence ‘does not violate international law’ >More: Russian Ambassador to Ireland asks why the EU accepts “Nazi” elements in Ukraine >last_img read more

HTC invests in OnLive to bring cutting edge cloud gaming to future

first_imgOn the PC, thin client OnLive works excellent, pumping streaming high-def video games through the cloud to even the wimpiest PCs as long as their broadband pipe is thick. With more and more gaming happening on smartphones, though, OnLive’s failure to release an iOS or Android port of their client is starting to seem fairly conspicuous. Just when will OnLive bring top-of-the-line PC gaming to a smartphone?According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it looks like that will be happening soon… and when it does, it won’t be on iPhone. Why? Handset maker HTC has just purchased a $40 million stake in the streaming game company, and that move points to HTC wanting to bring advanced streaming games to their line of Android and Windows Phone 7 devices.AdChoices广告This isn’t the only recent investment on the part of HTC when it comes to the cloud. They’ve also recently purchased Saffron Digital, a streaming video business specializing in streaming DRM-protected video streams.This is actually a pretty interesting development. Most high-end PC games won’t play well on a touchscreen, but what HTC is banking on here is that the OnLive technology can be leveraged so that custom touchscreen games can be streamed to their devices boasting graphics far, far out of reach of your average smartphone. By divorcing a game’s engine from a handset’s hardware, HTC could potentially deliver consistent, cutting-edge graphics across all of their devices without investing in the latest and greatest mobile chips. That’s something to be interested in, to be sure.Read more at Wall Street Journallast_img read more

Still no vote

first_imgOnce more, Greeks living abroad will not be able to vote in the parliamentary elections from their place of residence, including Australia.Petros Papakalos, a lawyer and a linguist in the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxemburg, hit the nail on the head about how the Greeks of the diaspora feel. During the previous election, Papakalos started a worldwide campaign which became viral. Unfortunately, his campaign is still relevant.“Successive Greek governments never seriously bothered to ensure the exercise of this right. They usually approached the issue with the prospect of enlarging their electoral clientele, by considering to grant voting rights to second, third and fourth generation Greek immigrants in the US, Australia and elsewhere,” Papakalos said.“Instead, they could have done the realistic minimum of giving the ability to exercise that right to those with Greek nationality who are already registered on the electoral rolls.“I know the objections. ‘Why do you want to have a say when you no longer live in Greece?’ And this comes from people who welcome the right to vote in the grandfather’s or great-grandfather’s electoral district by people who live in Attica for decades. Perhaps they think that migration implies disenfranchisement. Ignoring that some of us continue to be taxed in Greece, and also to have assets, care for the future, and for the future of our family and friends,” Papakalos points out.Greece is probably the only EU country that does not provide its expatriate citizens with the opportunity to vote in embassies and consulates (or even the possibility of postal voting).In addition to the above, many of the Greek voters who are excluded from the electoral process live temporarily abroad (e.g. students), while all those who are registered in electoral rolls count as abstention, unless they travel to Greece and vote – at least 500,000, which corresponds to around 7-8 per cent of the valid ballot in the most recent elections. And that’s without counting second and third generation expatriate Greeks. “Combined with the bonus of 50 parliamentary seats to the winning party, the exclusion of 100,000 first-time voters, and an unknown number of voters who live away from their constituency and can’t apply on time to transfer their electoral rights, the result is a significant alteration of popular will – to the extent that the phrase ‘democratically elected government’ ceases to have a meaning,” he concludes.*Nikolaos Stampoulopoulos is founder and creative director of New Diaspora. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Google investit dans le solaire

first_imgGoogle investit dans le solaire Jeudi, Google a annoncé avoir investi 3,5 millions d’euros dans l’achat d’un parc solaire en Allemagne. Pour le groupe, il s’agit du premier achat de ce type en dehors du territoire américain.   Google vient d’acheter pour la modique somme de 3,5 millions d’euros un parc solaire situé dans le Brandebourg, à proximité de Berlin la capitale allemande. C’est ce qu’a annoncé jeudi dans un communiqué le géant américain, dont c’est le premier investissement de ce type hors des Etats-Unis. Placé sur un ancien terrain militaire, le parc solaire pourra délivrer lorsqu’il sera opérationnel, environ 18,65 mégawatts selon le communiqué du groupe, qui a également précisé que cette capacité fera de lui “un des plus grands parcs d’Allemagne”.  Il ne s’agit pas du premier achat de ce type pour le géant américain de l’internet puisqu’il a déjà investi 100 millions de dollars dans un parc éolien aux Etats-Unis. Le 9 avril 2011 à 09:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Liverpool announce the return of 3 World Cup stars

first_imgLiverpool have announced that captain Jordan Henderson will be returning to the club for pre-season training along with Dejan Lovren and Simon MignoletThe trio had been granted extended time off this summer due to their participation at the World Cup for their respective nations.Henderson, after playing a part in England’s run to their first semi-final appearance since 1990, will be returning to Liverpool Melwood training ground on Sunday along with Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on Sunday.Lovren, who was at the heart of the Croatian defence as they reached the World Cup final for the first time in their history, will return on Monday.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Jordan Henderson, Simon Mignolet and Dejan Lovren are set to return to Melwood in the coming days to begin pre-season training,” read a statement.All three of them are expected to undergo some gruelling physical drills to get back to full fitness over the course of the week.Although they are all expected to be unavailable for Liverpool in their opening Premier League fixture against West Ham next Sunday.last_img read more

Teen in hospital gets birthday wish granted

first_imgSWEETWATER, FLA. (WSVN) – A teen in the hospital got his birthday wish granted.TJ turned 13, and all he wanted was a fun-filled day at Dave & Busters.He was admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital back in February for sudden heart failure.His doctors said he’s been getting stronger, and they allowed him to go on the outing.“I am overly excited for him to be out and enjoy being a kid again,” said TJ’s mother Dominique Nesmith. “He’s on cloud 12, not even 9. He’s on cloud 12 right now.”TJ spent the day at the arcade with his family and doctors.Miami Fire Rescue also helped out by driving everybody there from the hospital. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Electrify America and ChargePoint will let EV owners use one account for

first_img Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Now playing: Watch this: Tags 4:38 Post a comment More From Roadshow 0 59 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageExpanded charging access without needing more apps and accounts? Sign me up. Electrify America There are a fair few EV charging networks out there, each with their own backend system, logins, apps and everything else. It can be frustrating to get hooked up to each one, so two EV charging networks seek to do something about that.ChargePoint and Electrify America announced on Tuesday that the two companies have established a “roaming partnership” that will allow users on one platform to use chargers from the other without having to set up another account. This will give EV owners access to more than 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers across the US, while only requiring people to have a single registration. Best of all, there are no additional fees to start a charging session on the other company’s network.”Partnerships like this make transitioning to electric drive easier than continuing to use fossil fuels,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, in a statement. “Our agreement is another example of cross-industry collaboration and underscores the importance of working together to support this transformation of mobility.”This isn’t a one-off deal, either. In its press release, Electrify America said that roaming agreements like these are “key to expanding access to electric vehicle charging nationwide,” and to that end, it’s already entered similar partnerships with EV Connect, SemaConnect and Greenlots. ChargePoint already has a similar agreement in place with a Canadian company called Flo, allowing border crossers to use both networks without requiring separate accounts.Originally published June 11, 7:18 a.m. PT. Update, 9:28 a.m.: Adds more details about similar partnerships with other companies. 2018 Nissan Leaf: Long-term EV wrap-up Nissan Leaf long-term wrap-up: One year of electric feels Electric Cars Car Industrylast_img read more

Fatal Shootings Force PG County Police to Ask for Help

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.comPolice investigations continue throughout Prince George’s County after separate incidents involving victims who were fatally wounded.  Law enforcement officials have made an arrest in one case, but don’t have any leads in the other and are soliciting the public’s help in bringing the assailants to justice.Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a shooting in Bladensburg on Jan. 30. Jonathan Contreras, 23, of Quick Silver Court in Bowie, and Varney Batener Jr., 24, of Donovan Street Hyattsville, were found with single gunshot wounds outside an apartment complex and later died while being transported to the hospital.There is a $25,000 reward for the person who can lead to tips in the death of 23-year-old Nayel Shabex in Oxon Hill, Md. (Courtesy Photo)Reports say officers responded to a call at an apartment complex in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue near Emerson Street after the report of a shooting in Bladensburg, police said.  One man was suffering from a gunshot wound on the sidewalk outside of a car, and the other man was inside the car, according to Bladensburg police deputy chief Capt. Tyrone Collington.However, detectives with the Prince George’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect in connection with the alleged homicide in Hyattsville. The suspect is Joseph Deloatch, 49, of the 3700 block of Hamilton Street who is charged with fatally shooting a man who he was acquainted with on January 30. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim were involved in an argument when the suspect allegedly shot the victim. Deloatch is charged with first-degree murder and related charges and is being held without bond.As the calendar turned to February, the County’s law enforcement agencies found themselves turning to old-school ways of investigating another apparent shooting, which has been officially ruled a homicide.Prince George’s County Police began a door-to-door investigation after a weekend where the continuous examination into the shooting death of Nayel Shabex, 23, of Edgewater, MD didn’t reveal any leads or suspects in the case.  Shabex allegedly was shot to death February 1, only 1,000 feet from the D.C. border in Oxon Hill.According to a statement issued by the County’s Police Department officers were called to the scene during the mid-afternoon around 3 p.m. on Deal Drive.  When officers arrived, they found the body of Shabex in a car with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.Authorities haven’t discovered evidence to make any meaningful progress in their investigation, so they began soliciting the public’s help in searching for leads.  The Department began canvassing the community by knocking on doors early Monday evening starting in the apartment complex where Shabex’s body was found near Deal Drive.Residents of the community have been reluctant to come forward and share what information they may have which has stifled the investigation. A reward of up to $25,000 has been established for information leading to an arrest. People are being encouraged to come forward anonymously with what may seem to be the slightest information that could make a difference in the investigation that currently has more dead ends than leads at this time.To protect the residents who are uneasy with coming forward to share information about the incident, Prince George’s Police have established several ways for them to share without going public. The department is taking calls at its main number at (301) 772-4925. However, the residents who fear they may be vulnerable by coming forward via regular telephone response are being urged to contact Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477 (TIPS) or text “PGPD” with their tips to 274637 (CRIMES).last_img read more

Pokémon X and Y Which version is best

first_imgMega Evolution exclusivesPokémon X gets Mega Charizard X, who changes type from Fire to Dragon, but remains flying. Pokémon Y gets Mega Charizard Y, who gains the Drought ability (which increases Fire attack), as well as has its special attack increase. X also gets Mega Mewtwo X, who becomes a Fighting and Psychic type, receives an increase in attack, and gets the Steadfast ability (which increases speed when flinching in combat). Y gets Mega Mewtwo Y, who gets a boost to special attack, and the Insomnia ability (immune to sleep).Which Pokémon is best: X or Y?As always, your play-style should dictate your decision, which means your decision should largely be based on which legendary you prefer, and which Mega Evolutions you prefer. However, Y has a slight advantage. The not-too-dark secret with the Pokémon series is that the game listed first in each pair — Diamond from “Diamond and Pearl” or X from “X and Y” — always end up selling more copies than the game listed second in the pair. So, if you purchase the second game in the pair — Pearl, Y, and so on — there are more people to trade with in order for you to get the other version’s exclusives.With the inclusion of the competent online functionality, though, this edge has mattered less than it ever has, but it does still exist. If anything, playing Y will likely just save you some time scrolling through the GTS auction house-style system. Each Pokémon series initially releases with two games — Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, Diamond and Pearl, and so on. Every release, fans ask the question: which version is better? With Pokémon X and Y, the answer may surprise you.In past iterations of the franchise, each pair of games has a significant difference: exclusive Pokémon. In older games, before Nintendo and Game Freak decided to drag the series into the modern world and incorporate internet connectivity, this was a big deal. If you wanted to catch ’em all, you had to either buy two Game Boys and both games, or have a good friend who would sit around and trade you his or her version’s exclusives. In X and Y, the same mechanic of version exclusives apply, but this time around there’s a new mechanic that adheres to the staple version differences: Mega Evolutions. There are, however, other reasons to choose which game you purchase. First, though, the exclusives!Pokémon X exclusivesStaryu and StarmiePinsirHoundour and HoundoomPoochyena and MightyenaAron, Lairon, and AggronSawkSwirlix and SlurpuffClauncher and ClawitzerThe box art legendary, Xerneas. Fairy type (which is new to the series). Has the Fairy Aura ability, which powers up your party’s Fairy-type moves.Pokémon Y exclusivesShellder and CloysterHeracrossLarvitar, Pupitar, and TyranitarElectrike and ManectricPurrloin and LiepardThrohSpritzee and AromatisseSkrelp and DragalgeThe box art legendary, Yveltal. Dark, Flying type. Has the Dark Aura ability, which powers up your party’s Dark type moves.last_img read more

Otting Poised to Tackle DoddFrank as Comptroller

first_imgThe United States Senate today confirmed Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency, a role that will task him with oversight and regulation of federally chartered banks such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo. President Trump nominated Otting on June 5, 2017. The vote broke down nearly along party lines, with the final tally sitting at 54-43.Following this confirmation vote, President Trump will now have to officially appoint Otting as a confirmed nominee, after which Otting can be sworn in. That is expected to happen within a few days, per Reuters.Otting has been a key ally of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, previously serving as chief executive of Pasadena’s OneWest Bank, which Mnuchin founded in March 2009. Prior to that, Otting spent more than 30 years as banker, including time working for Union Bank and U.S. Bank. As Comptroller, Otting will be charged with writing overseeing new banking regulations and generally monitoring and maintaining the health of the American banking system. He is expected to assist in the administration’s attempts to roll back Dodd-Frank and to continue the review of the Volcker rule—which restricts U.S. banks from certain speculative investments—initiated by Noreika during his interim term.With the confirmation, Keith Noreika, interim Comptroller, submitted his resignation letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin. Noreika became acting Comptroller in May 2017, following the resignation of former Comptroller Thomas Curry.Noreika’s announcement marks the second high-profile government resignation for this week. Yesterday, Richard Cordray, the Obama-appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced his resignation. He plans to step down before the end of the month.In his resignation letter, Noreika said:Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve. I remain a strong supporter of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which I was proud to lead. as well as thisAdministration and its goals, in which I was fortunate to serve. November 16, 2017 548 Views Comptroller of the Currency joseph otting keith noreika 2017-11-16 David Wharton Otting Poised to Tackle Dodd-Frank as Comptrollercenter_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, journal, Newslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Air Tahiti Nui has prev

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAir Tahiti Nui has previewed the first of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft at the North Charleston, South Carolina, USA, paint workshop, registered with the letters MUA, meaning “moving forward” in Tahitian.With a design and colours inspired by the beauty and richness of the Polynesian islands, the livery features Air Tahiti Nui’s trademark tiare flower, a tattoo pattern representing a story of Tahiti and its people, and the blue hues that the islands are synonymous with.Australians and New Zealanders are set to be among the first to be carried to their dream destination on the wings of the Tahitian Dreamliner with the new aircraft commencing service on the Auckland to Papeete route on 8 November 2018.To coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary this year, the flag carrier for French Polynesia is phasing out its current Airbus A340-300 fleet and replacing it with four 787-9 Dreamliners including two purchased and two leased through the Air Lease Corporation.When the airline has received all four Dreamliners by September 2019, their registration codes will join together to say ‘the warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)’.Images supplied by Boeing.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Ningbo China – Reported by Elite Traveler the Pr

first_imgNingbo, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineRolls-Royce has expanded its presence in Greater China with the opening of a new showroom in Ningbo, East China.The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ningbo showroom is the eighth in the country. Other Rolls-Royce showrooms in Greater China are located at Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen.The launch follows a successful first quarter where sales of the world’s pinnacle automotive brand in mainland China tripled, compared to the previous year.Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific Regional Director, Paul Harris, who officially opened the new showroom, said: “The new showroom reflects our commitment to the Chinese market, already our third largest in the world. Greater China continues its rapid growth and with a healthy order bank for both Phantom and Ghost models, I am confident this will be a record year for the market. As a result, we are already considering further dealer expansion into other areas of China.”“We are experiencing solid demand for our cars throughout China, increasingly from customers in their early 30s or even as young as their 20s, proving that, our brand has been successful in broadening its appeal. Ningbo is no exception, with this important city being the engine of the economy on the east coast of China,” General Manager for Greater China, Jenny Zheng, added.“We are delighted to be able to represent Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Ningbo. Already, we have received tremendous interest from Ningbo and the surrounding area, and this opening allows us to better serve our discerning customers. We have also invested heavily in our 16 staff and service centre with the latest equipment,” said Richard Tang, Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ningbo.Located at the heart of Ningbo’s commercial district, the two-car showroom showcases the company’s latest global standards, including the newest car configurators, exceptional level of customer individualized bespoke options, along with the finest interior and exterior finishes. Its design offers a unique and contemporary Rolls-Royce brand experience, evoking dynamism and modernism while providing a tranquil and relaxing environment for customers. Recently, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced its first app for iPhone and iPod touch, allowing potential customers and enthusiasts to configure their own Ghost, the new model from Rolls-Royce.www.rolls-roycemotorcars.comlast_img read more

Nov 11 Country singer Narvel Felts is 80 Guitar

first_img Nov. 11: Country singer Narvel Felts is 80. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 73. Keyboardist Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (and formerly of Survivor) is 68. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 67. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 65. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 65. Singer Dave Alvin is 63. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 62. Actor Stanley Tucci is 58. Actress Demi Moore is 56. Actress Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 54. Actor Philip McKeon (“Alice”) is 54. Drummer Scott Mercado of Candlebox is 54. Actor Frank John Hughes (“24”) is 51. TV personality Carson Kressley is 49. Actor David DeLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 47. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 44. Actor Scoot McNairy (“Argo”) is 41. Actress Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”) is 27.Nov. 12: Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn (“The Princess Bride”) is 75. Singer Brian Hyland is 75. Keyboardist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s is 74. Singer Neil Young is 73. Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 71. Actress Megan Mullally is 60. Actor Sam Lloyd (“Scrubs”) is 55. Bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth) is 54. Actress Rebecca Wisocky (“Devious Maids”) is 47. Actress Tamala Jones (“Castle,” ”The Brothers”) is 44. Actress Angela Watson (“Step By Step”) is 44. Singer Tevin Campbell is 42. Actress Ashley Williams (“Huff,” ”Good Morning, Miami”) is 40. Actress Cote de Pablo (“NCIS”) is 39. Actor Ryan Gosling is 38. Bassist Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns is 38. Actress Anne Hathaway is 36. Singer Omarion (B2K) is 34. Drummer Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes is 28.Nov. 13: Actor Jimmy Hawkins (“It’s a Wonderful Life”) is 77. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 72. Actor Joe Mantegna is 71. Actress Sheila Frazier (“Superfly”) is 70. Actor Chris Noth (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” ”Sex and the City”) is 64. Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 63. Actor Rex Linn (“CSI: Miami”) is 62. Actress Caroline Goodall (“The Princess Diaries,” ”Schindler’s List”) is 59. Actor Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) is 58. Trumpeter Walter Kibby of Fishbone is 54. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 51. Actor Steve Zahn (“Happy, Texas,” ”That Thing You Do!”) is 51. Actor Gerard Butler (“Machine Gun Preacher,” ”The Phantom of the Opera”) is 49. Actress Aisha Hinds (“Under the Dome,” ”True Blood”) is 43. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes is 40. Actress Monique Coleman (“High School Musical”) is 38. Actor Devon Bostick (“The 100,” ”Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) is 27.Nov. 14: Actress Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 90. Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 84. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 71. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 69. Singer Stephen Bishop is 67. Pianist Yanni is 64. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 57. Actress Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”) is 57. Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 54. Actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” ”Seinfeld”) is 54. Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose is 53. Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 50. Singer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 49. Actor Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”) is 46. Drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 is 43. Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 43. Actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 41. Rapper Shyheim is 41. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 39. Comedian Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Actor Russell Tovey (“Quantico”) is 37. Actor Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”) is 32.Nov. 15: Actor Ed Asner is 89. Singer Petula Clark is 86. Comedian Jack Burns of Burns and Schreiber is 85. Actress Joanna Barnes (“Spartacus,” ”The Parent Trap”) is 84. Actor Yaphet Kotto (“Homicide: Life On The Street”) is 79. Actor Sam Waterston (“Law and Order”) is 78. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA is 73. Actress Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) is 67. Actor James Widdoes (“Animal House”) is 65. News correspondent John Roberts is 62. Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 61. Rapper E-40 is 51. Country singer Jack Ingram is 48. Drummer David Carr of Third Day is 44. Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 44. Drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 44. Actress Virginie Ledoyen (“The Beach”) is 42. Actor Sean Murray (“NCIS”) is 41. Rapper B.o.B is 30. Actress Shailene Woodley is 27. Actress Emma Dumont (“Bunheads”) is 24.Nov. 16: Actress Joanna Pettet (“Knots Landing”) is 76. Actor Steve Railsback is 73. Actor David Leisure (“Empty Nest”) is 68. Actress Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) is 60. Drummer Mani of Stone Roses is 56. Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 55. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 54. Actor Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist”) is 54. Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 52. Actress Lisa Bonet is 51. Actress Tammy Lauren (“Wanda at Large,” ”Martial Law”) is 50. Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 49. Actress Martha Plimpton is 48. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 41. Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 39. Singer Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted is 30. Comedian Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”) is 25. Actor Casey Moss (“Days of Our Lives”) is 25. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“Heroes,” ”My Wife and Kids”) is 23.Nov. 17: Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 81. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 80. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons is 77. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 76. Actress Lauren Hutton is 75. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels is 74. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 74. Actor Stephen Root (“King of the Hill,” ”NewsRadio”) is 67. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 60. Actor William Moses is 59. Entertainer RuPaul is 58. Actor Dylan Walsh (“Nip/Tuck,” ”Brooklyn Bridge”) is 55. Actress-model Daisy Fuentes is 52. Actress Sophie Marceau (“Braveheart”) is 52. Singer Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe is 51. Keyboardist Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler is 51. Actress Leslie Bibb (“ER,” ”Popular”) is 45. Actor Brandon Call (“Step By Step”) is 42. Country singer Aaron Lines is 41. Actress Rachel McAdams (“Wedding Crashers”) is 40. Guitarist Isaac Hanson of Hanson is 38. Actor Justin Cooper (“Liar, Liar”) is 30. Bassist Reid Perry of The Band Perry is 30. Actress Raquel Castro (“Jersey Girl”) is 24. Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 11-17 by The Associated Press Posted Nov 5, 2018 10:24 am PDT Last Updated Nov 5, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more