BSES launches EV charging station in Delhi plan for 150 more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi electricity distribution company BSES on Tuesday unveiled its first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station as part of its plan to set up over 150 EV charging stations across its licensed area in the capital. BSES said in a statement that the first of these smart EV charging stations was inaugurated at the discom’s grid sub-station at South Extension Part II by Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain. “BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set up over 150 smart EV charging stations across its licensed area. Of this, around 50 smart EV charging stations will be set-up in financial year 2019-20,” it said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar “Located in the heart of the busy South Extension Part II market, the smart EV charging station – Blue Smart Charge – can charge two EVs simultaneously. This has been set up in partnership between BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), Gensol Charge Pvt Ltd and Techperspect,” the statement said. According to the discom, these smart charging stations being set up are equipped with an “analytic platform” which will help EV owners get a seamless online experience. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance “Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, an EV consumer can locate the nearest charging station, make advance online booking and even pay on-line through multiple options,” it said. The tentative total cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost etc) is expected to be Rs 160-200 for a full charge. This translates into a Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 cost per km, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and even CNG vehicles,” it added. Commenting on the development, ABRPL Chief Executive Amal Sinha said in a statement: “Along with promoting renewable power in a big way, we are now gearing up to aggressively push the case of electric vehicles and their charging. For this, we are engaging with key stakeholders and domain experts Ato evolve strategies and framework to create an ecosystem for the promotion of e-mobility.”last_img read more

Candidates debate in ADFW

The political leaders are slugging it out in the final days of the election campaign. And their candidates were doing the same Monday night in one of the Hamilton ridings that could be a close race on election day.The battle tonight was in the riding of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Westdale. Like it’s long, drawn-out name the riding stretches across a wide swath of rural and urban land here in Hamilton. Tonight’s turn was Waterdown in the Flamborough area.Candidates from the three main parties were at an all-candidates meeting. They covered issues such as schools and the cost of stopping a proposed quarry development in Carlisle north of Waterdown. But they were also very much on the same wavelength as their leaders. The Conservatives and NDP attacking the Liberal government’s record of scandal — with the the Liberals taking shots at the Progressive Conservatives Million Jobs plan.P.C. candidate Donna Skelly: “Asking people to take a two-year wage freeze isn’t unfair. It is fair — because the private sector has been bearing the brunt of this scandalous incompetent government for 11 years. Give us two years to clean the house, get our finances in order.”Liberal candidate Ted McMeekin: “A lot of economists have resonated around that on the so called million-dollar plan. I don’t think there’s an economist anywhere in Ontario who thinks that’s a serious proposition. The choice is clear, you can cut the lowest corporate taxes in the jurisdiction and assume trickle down. Trickle down doesn’t usually work because the greedy sponges at the top hold on to things. You can buy into a race the bottom.”NDP candidate Alex Johnstone: “You have to ask yourself if you want four more years of scandal or a whole bunch of jobs being slashed by the Conservatives. Or do you want accountable, honest, do-able solution that come with an Andrea Horwath NDP government.”Again, this was just one part of the riding, where the Liberal decision to cancel the slots in racetracks programs badly hurt the rural community that relies on horse racing. But some of the people at tonight’s debate liked the Conservative message. read more

Conservatives would create binding Canadian cybersecurity standards for critical industries says Scheer

A Conservative government will create a cabinet committee on cybersecurity and data privacy if it wins the October federal election, leader Andrew Scheer has promised.In a speech to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce last week, Scheer also said he will set up an expert committee with industry leaders to define binding digital security standards for critical infrastructure sectors and penalties for non-compliance, order periodic penetration testing on all government departments, and establish cybersecurity performance benchmarks for senior public servants.He also promised his government will:Ensure that plain language use agreements are put in place so that companies collecting electronic data must receive informed consent from Canadians. This would presumably be done by amending the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Apply regulatory standards for the ethical and secure use of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things Create the Canada Cyber Safe brand to ensure that consumers know when products have met rigorous security standards “The Trudeau Liberal government has been particularly careless on cybersecurity,” Scheer said, noting recently an unnamed Quebec company “made headlines”. This was an apparent reference to the data theft by an employee at Desjardins Group who reportedly gave the personal information of more than 2.7 million individual members and 173,000 businesses with a person or persons outside the institution.“Many Canadian companies are at risk of being the next victims of these criminals,” said Scheer.  “It’s past-time the federal government did something to protect Canadians’ information online,” said Scheer. “It is vital, that the government adopt new policies and keep up with technology to make sure that Canadians – their money and their personal information – is protected.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.His speech comes after CTV said this month that in the first seven months of the new federal mandatory data breach notification scheme under PIPEDA 446 breaches were reported to the federal privacy commissioner involving information of 19 million Canadians.Scheer didn’t make it clear how Ottawa will create binding cybersecurity standards that critical infrastructure organizations have to meet. The 10 critical infrastructure sectors named under federal cyber strategy are health, food, finance, water, information and communications strategy, safety, energy and utilities, manufacturing, government and transportation.However, these are sectors the government works with to lower the risk of cyber attacks. It directly regulates only a few of these, like federally chartered banks and telecommunications providers. It doesn’t, for example, directly regulate municipal, territorial or provincial governments, or provincially chartered credit unions. Nor does it directly regulate software companies.Ottawa recently created a voluntary Cybersafe Canada program (see below), where companies receive a certification they have met certain minimum standards.The accusation that the Liberals have been “careless” on cybersecurity comes after an active 12 months by the government on the issue. Just over a year ago it created the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, merging several federal functions into one unit under the defence department to be more visible to the public. These include Public Safety Canada’s Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) and the Get Cyber Safe public awareness campaign; many functions of the Shared Services Canada’s Security Operations Centre; and the entire IT security branch of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which now has responsibility for the centre. Shared Services Canada is a service which operates data centres for much of the federal government.However the CCIRC won’t be fully operational in a new building until 2020.This year also saw more money added to federal spending for cybersecurity. And after releasing a new national cybersecurity strategy a year ago, in August the government announced an implementation plan., It also announced a pilot project to create a certification for small and medium businesses called Cybersecure Canada, and it will see the Standards Council of Canada create a national standard for cybersecurity for SMBs, who, if they can prove they meet certain minimum standards, can carry the Cybersecure Canada brand on their websites.This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

Amid remarkable gains challenges persist in Afghanistan Security Council told

The top United Nations envoy for Afghanistan told the Security Council today that while impressive gains had been made over the past year, the country still faced tough challenges and the peace process was “far from secure” amid worrying reports that support for the remnants of the Taliban might be growing in some areas. Briefing the Council in an open meeting, Lakhdar Brahimi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, stressed that while in 2002 the challenge was to shore up the fragile foundations of peace, this year Afghanistan would have to meet the rising expectations of its people, namely “strengthen and build on the foundations of the state, and address the political and security uncertainties.”Reviewing the first year of the Bonn peace process, Mr. Brahimi underscored that major political milestones had been reached on time, including the holding of the Emergency Loya Jirga and the establishment of the Transitional Administration. At the same time, he noted that this year’s agenda for Afghanistan will be every bit as challenging, if not more so.While he was optimistic that the “remarkable progress” made to date could be capitalized on and the challenges ahead could be met, he cautioned that further advancement will require the continued commitment of the Afghan people to the process together with the sustained engagement of the international community. Towards that goal, President Karzai has been discussing the need for the Government to articulate – and for the international community to support – a clear plan of action setting out the main goals for coming year. Going forward, Mr. Brahimi said, the focus would be on solidifying the key institutions of the State, pursuing national reconciliation, and showing tangible results on reconstruction projects to build the economy and increase confidence in the government.Mr. Brahimi told Council members that too many Afghans felt excluded from the government and the political transformation under way. “The door should be open to those who wished to participate in good faith,” he said. “Leaving them outside the fold led to a growing incentive to undermine the peace process.” Despite the relatively calm security situation, incidents continued to occur, as a result of inter-factional tension and sporadic terrorist activity. Today, Mr. Brahimi said, a bus carrying 16 passengers detonated an explosive device as it approached a bridge to the southwest of Kandahar. Investigations were ongoing in that incident, in which 12 people have reportedly died. Across the country, tensions between factions remained. In the west, fighting broke out recently in the province of Badghis, where the authority of Ismael Khan was being challenged by the local Governor, Gul Muhammad. So the overall peace process in Afghanistan needed to progress “much further before we can safely said it is irreversible,” Mr. Brahimi said. With a range of doubts lingering in their own country, Afghans were watching closely developments elsewhere, fearing that they might be forgotten again. “[Afghans] do not clamour for international assistance for the sake of international assistance,” Mr. Brahimi said, “but they understand all too well how vulnerable they still are to forces that, if unchecked, might consume them again and undo the significant progress of the past year. read more

Leaders not interested in finding solution to Yemen crisis UN envoy tells

“In Yemen, there are no winners on the battlefield. The losers are the Yemeni people who suffer by this war,” stated Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, briefing the Security Council. “The people [of Yemen] are getting poorer while influential leaders get richer. They are not interested in finding solutions, as they will lose their power and control in a settlement,” he warned. Noting that an agreement on securing humanitarian access remains essential, it cannot replace a solution which is a part of a larger comprehensive peace deal, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed explained that he has had meetings with both Yemeni and international officials and that he is discussing a proposal that includes humanitarian initiatives to rebuild trust as well as bringing the parties back to the negotiations table. “We hope this commitment will translate into action and deepen their engagement with me on the basis of these initiatives in order to reach a peaceful political solution,” he said, noting that the UN will continue to utilize all its political, logistical, administrative, and advisory facilities to support the country but only the warring parties could bring peace. “They are accountable for a failure. I reiterate that the only viable path for the future of Yemen is a negotiated settlement,” he added. Also briefing the Security Council today, John Ging, the Director of Operations at the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the relief plan for the country continues is still short of funds. The $2.3 billion Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan to reach 12 million people in need of humanitarian support and protection this year has received only 55 per cent of the resources needed. “Despite the complexity of the response, this year, humanitarians have already reached seven million people with direct assistance. We therefore encourage [UN] Member States to directly support our efforts and to do more through the response plan,” said the UN relief official. In his briefing, Mr. Ging also called for an urgent resumption commercial flights at Sana’a airport as well as imports into the country. “Any significant decline in imports due to bureaucratic delays risks making the threat of famine a reality,” he warned. The conflict in the country, now into its third year, has rendered 17 million Yemenis food insecure and over a third of the country’s district in severe danger of famine. Furthermore, destruction of infrastructure and breakdown of public services, especially water and sanitation systems, has resulted in a devastating cholera outbreak, which has already killed more than 2,100 individuals and continues to infect thousands each week. read more

Young talent leads Ohio State mens basketball into matchup with High Point

OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) dribbles the ball up the floor during a game against James Madison on Nov. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 73-56.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s basketball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll Sunday despite losing its first game of the year last week.OSU coach Thad Matta said he is hoping that his team will continue to improve each game.Seeming to do so are the young Buckeyes such as freshman guard D’Angelo Russell who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.Matta said that the young players in particular have stood out in the early part of this season.“These guys are just out here playing. They are not trying to calculate or figure anything, worried about this or that. They are just playing basketball,” Matta said Tuesday. “When all of our guys play that (way) they appear to be better. That is how this team has to play that is when we play our best basketball.”Not only have the young players been contributing early on in the season, they are playing almost as many minutes as the seniors on the team.Russell, along with redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams, and freshman forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop combined are averaging 19.9 minutes per game while the rest of the Buckeyes are averaging 20.45.Tate said Tuesday that Matta told the young players they would be given an opportunity to contribute, and added he is just trying to take advantage.“Coach told us coming in that we had a special class. It’s a young team still, even with the seniors. In practice, we keep showing coach that we can play those minutes.No matter what their position or year, Matta said all players need to step up as the season progresses, and the production starts with the coaches.“We owe it to our guys to bring the best out of them regardless of what class they are in,” Matta said. “I have never really bought the term ‘gamer,’ so you have to show us (coaches) in practice what you are capable of doing.”Senior center Amir Williams said Tuesday that the upperclassmen are not feeling sorry for themselves despite sharing a significant amount of playing time with the freshmen and added he feels they all need to come together, especially on the floor.“I feel like we can definitely be playing better as a team,” Amir Williams said. “We got a couple guys who are just trying to get themselves together still on the offensive end and defensive end.”Wednesday, the Buckeyes are set to take on High Point University (6-2) which is tied for the early lead in the Big South Conference standings.Despite not being a power conference team, Matta said he expects a challenge from the Panthers.“I view this team as a team you could see in March in the NCAA tournament winning their conference,” he said. “(They have) a transfer we played against from South Carolina. I think our guys…respect the fact that they’ve got to battle.”The guard Matta referenced, Panther redshirt-senior Brian Richardson, played against the Buckeyes as a freshman member of the Gamecocks on Dec. 17, 2011, a game OSU won, 74-66.While Richardson only appeared in that game for three minutes without scoring a point, the High Point guard is now averaging 11.1 points per game as a redshirt-senior for the Panthers.The Panthers are led by redshirt-junior forward John Brown who is averaging 19.6 points per game to go along with 5.6 rebounds per game.The Buckeyes and Panthers are set to tip off Wednesday at 7 p.m. from the Schottenstein Center. read more

Wrestling Ohio State believes dual meet with Penn State a missed opportunity

Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder runs out of the tunnel prior to his match in the the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team will take on No. 1 Penn State on the road Saturday night, yet the highly anticipated meet will not take place in the largest sports facility on the Nittany Lions’ campus. The Rec Hall, the location for the meet, holds 6,502 people. That capacity is much lower than the amount of people that fit in Ohio State’s home arenas — the Schottenstein Center or St. John Arena. Buckeye head coach Tom Ryan view the smaller venue as a missed opportunity. “Unfortunately the opposing team doesn’t get to pick the venue. I think that an event like this can sell 45-, 50-thousand tickets,” said Ryan. A basketball game at the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday prevents the meet from being held in the 15,261 seat arena. Basketball, along with football, are the main sources of income for college athletic programs. Ryan believes the amount of revenue sports can grow.“College wrestling needs to move to a place where there is season ending significance,” said Ryan. “When we get there, I think that it will add to the excitement.”Ryan thinks wrestling can become popularized enough to turn a profit, and he believes it will not happen until everyone surrounding the sport adjusts their mindset. “Wrestling can become a revenue-generating sport if we start to think like people that want it to be,” Ryan said. “If it was here, I would’ve asked [Athletic Director] Gene [Smith] to do what he can to have it here in the Schott,” said Ryan.On ticket app Seatgeek, the cheapest secondary market ticket available for the meet is $56, and many tickets are priced for more than $100. Since the high-profile nature of the matchup and the small venue, wrestling fans must pay more than usual to see the meet, leading to casual fans passing up the opportunity to watch the nation’s top-two teams battle.“I believe that the event has to have more significance than that evening. If you study any organization, any TV show, any show that has a following, there’s something else coming,” Ryan said.Ohio State senior top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder agreed with Ryan, explaining his dream idea for what this meet could have been. “I wish it was a bigger venue,” Snyder said. “But it’d be cool if we had it in like a neutral arena that was 35, 40,000 people cause I think we would sell that out. I think we could sell out a 50,000 person arena for this match.”With all this being said, Ryan is still hyped up for this showdown.“I’ve been doing this for a long time. These are the events that, man what a blessing. How can you not be excited to watch 20 really high-level guys fight it out.” read more

All 49 GTA V achievements leak

first_imgRockstar isn’t set to release GTA V for another month, but that hasn’t stopped the complete list of achievements associated with the game leaking via some as yet unknown channel.Specifically, the full list of 49 achievements for the Xbox 360 version has been posted on xbox360achievements.org. They total 1,000 points and if you care to read them, some act as a bit of a spoiler for the game’s main storyline, so I won’t mention them specifically here.The split of achievements is interesting, though. 11 of the 49 are secret achievements that are currently listed as continuing to play the game as the only unlock prerequisite. Of the remaining 38, around a third are related to Grand Theft Auto Online, meaning you’re going to have to play that pretty extensively alongside the single-player experience in order to gain the full 1,000 points on offer.GTA Online achievements include achieving ranks, with the highest being 100. There’s also reference to being part of a Crew, playing a Survival mode, earning Platinum awards, and surviving a day with a bounty on your head.The rest of the achievements are a standard mix of encouraging you to explore the entire world, modifying the vehicles and weapons you have in your possession, and a range of completion achievements related to performing jumps, collecting medals, and completing rampages.If you want to see the full list then head on over to xbox360achievements.org, but just be warned again that some of them do act as story spoilers.last_img read more

Irish Water says Dublin water restrictions could be unavoidable as hot weather

first_img File photo Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie By Sean Murray 91 Comments Jun 26th 2018, 11:41 AM 17,615 Views Irish Water says Dublin water restrictions could be ‘unavoidable’ as hot weather persists “This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help,” Irish Water said. Short URL Share269 Tweet Email1 Tuesday 26 Jun 2018, 11:41 AM http://jrnl.ie/4092275 IRISH WATER HAS issued a warning that such pressure is being put on supply in the greater Dublin area at present in the current hot weather that it may lead to restrictions being put in place.On water schemes that were already under pressure across the country, the current spell of warm weather has “exacerbated” the situation and restrictions may become “unavoidable”, the company said.Some areas in Athlone, Kilkenny, Longford and north Dublin have already experienced outages and restrictions while areas in Donegal and Mullingar have been identified as being at risk.Irish Water said it can produce 610 million litres of water per day in the greater Dublin area, but 602 million was used overnight on Monday leaving a comparatively small margin between supply and demand.“Demand for water is increasing while levels in rivers and lakes are dropping significantly which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply to homes and businesses,” it said.The current situation is said to mirror previous droughts in 1975, 1976 and 1995.Irish Water’s corporate affairs manager Kate Gannon appealed to the public to be mindful of their water usage over the coming week.She said: “Every effort someone makes in their home or business impacts their neighbour and community. Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Irish Water’s leakage reduction programme teams are on the ground now but we also need the public’s support to reduce their water usage. The top three measures that people can take are not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars; keeping paddling pools very shallow if they are being used; and taking short showers rather than baths.Gannon added that Irish Water would offer regular updates so that people are kept informed, and that any effort they can make to conserve water will help themselves and their community.“This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help,” she added. File photo Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Important piratage de comptes Twitter

first_imgImportant piratage de comptes TwitterDes hackers anonymes ont publié les identifiants et mots de passe de plus de 55.000 comptes du site de microblogging, dont ceux de plusieurs célébrités.Cette fois, c’est au tour de Twitter. Mardi, un porte-parole du site a confirmé que plus de 55.000 comptes avaient été pris pour cibles par des pirates. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces derniers ont, par l’intermédiaire de Pastebin, publié réussi à rendre public les identifiants et mots de passe de ces comptes. Parmi les victimes, on retrouve quelques célébrités tel que l’acteur Mark Ruffalo, en haut de l’affiche en ce moment puisqu’il interprète Hulk dans The Avengers.Néanmoins, le porte-parole du site de microblogging a assuré qu’une enquête avait été ouverte et que les mots de passe des comptes piratés ont été réinitialisés, relaye 20 Minutes. Par ailleurs, 20.000 de ces comptes sont des doublons ou des comptes spams déjà suspendus, a toujours tenu à préciser l’employé de Twitter. Le 9 mai 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stephanie McMahon comments on Chyna in WWE Hall of Fame TMZ reveals

first_img Stephane is still jelas of jonie laurer thats the real reason Twitter Demond Theepitomeofsarcasm Jso Trish Stratus on retiring after SummerSlam: “It just became clear that it was a farewell match” Now Playing Up Next Stephanie McMahon Pitches New Career Option For Serena Williams Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPeople Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of FameVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list December 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm May 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm WWE Executives sell large amounts of stock ahead of Thursday’s 2nd quarter report WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon honored with 2019 Worldz Titan Award Now Playing Up Next 5 COMMENTS WhatsApp Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Pinterest Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw May 8, 2016 at 5:25 am Demond Theepitomeofsarcasm Jso Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img May 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame Google+ well if Chyna isn’t going to be in next year’s HOF long as Rock or Taker gonna be the headliner I’ll be happy If WWE keep up the momentum with women’s wrestling, they’ll put Chyna in on an otherwise quiet year so they can say they’ve done at least one female main entrant. Now Playing Up Next Facebook Chyna will never be a headliner. She was big, but she’s not an A-entrant. Even if all was good with them, she would be a second tier entrant with a main star going in as the main (event) entrant. Death doesn’t make you a bigger star than you were. May 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm Mat Thompson Comments are closed. Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CenaLife oh i know she won’t be a headliner but i do think she should be inducted regardless of her past issues Now Playing Up Next Moonsaves Stephanie McMahon comments on Chyna in WWE Hall of FameTMZ.com is featuring comments from Stephanie McMahon commenting on the possibility of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.“I’m sure that we will see Chyna in the Hall of Fame at some point in the future. I’m not sure exactly what year that will be, but there’s no denying her contributions to WWE.”You can check out the video interview with Stephanie at the link below.TMZ: WWE’s Stephanie McMahon: Chyna Will Be In HOF … ‘At Some Point’TMZ reveals more issues for Chyna before her passingA new article by TMZ also revealed more personal issues with Chyna months before her sudden passing. Back in November, she was booked for public intoxication after she was found unconscious outside of her apartment building in Redondo Beach, California. Police said she was slurring her speech, had bloodshoot eyes and “reeked of booze.” Chyna admitted to police she had been drinking the night before and slept outside because she was struggling with her keys.TMZ: Chyna Busted Drunk and Sleeping Outside Months Before DeathWWE.com adds new profile for ChynaJoey Styles revealed on Twitter a new Chyna bio on WWE.com.CHYNA bio on @WWE.comhttps://t.co/wgjvN4cOpq— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles) May 6, 2016last_img read more

Jorginho refuses to discuss future

first_imgNapoli midfielder Jorginho has refused to discuss the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City in the summer and he insisted that his sole focus is on Italy right nowThe 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League champions for the past few months and a transfer fee of £42m is reported to have been agreed on between City and Napoli.Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos, confirmed that an offer has been made.“We know that an offer from Manchester City has reached Napoli … we are waiting for a response from the Azzurri, who don’t seem to have rejected the offer,” he said, as stated on MEN.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…But, for now, the player himself is choosing to remain focused on Italy’s next two games.“I’m not thinking about it now,” said Jorginho, according to Football-Italia.“I’m just focused on the next two Italy games.”City have made Jorginho their main target for this summer as a replacement for the departed Yaya Toure.last_img read more

Torontos Massey Hall Is Adding Two New Performance Spaces

first_img Email News Facebook Toronto’s Massey Hall Is Adding Two New Performance Spaces Massey Hall Adds News Venue Spaces torontos-massey-hall-adding-two-new-performance-spaces The 123-year-old concert hall is undergoing significant changes as it tackles a massive renovation projectBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 24, 2017 – 6:01 pm Toronto’s iconic concert venue Massey Hall is currently undergoing a massive seven-year, $107 million renovation and revitalization project, aimed at restoring the 123-year-old venue to its former glory, while also adding a few new bells and whistles along the way.Nielsen’s Deep Dive Into Canada’s Music SceneThe 2,765-seat capacity theater has hosted shows by artists as varied as George Gershwin, Glenn Gould, Rush, and Luciano Pavaotti to U2, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. This week, Billboard has reported that representatives for the venue’s ownership corporation have now revealed that two new venue spaces are to be added to Massey Hall as part of the construction project.”With these improvements, our goal is to keep the original inspiration of Hart Massey alive by continuing to operate as an eternal gift for the people of Toronto and making the hall more accessible for patrons and artists alike,” said Deanne Cameron, President/CEO of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Royal Thompson Hall.The two planned additions will be significantly “more intimate” performance spaces than the main concert hall, and will consist of a bar/lounge on Massey’s lower level, which will hold around 175 patrons, and a larger space on the venue’s fourth floor, which will reportedly hold 500 people. Rounding out the planned additions to the existing structure will be a full suite of upgraded technical capacities necessary to service the production needs of major A-list tours, a new loading dock, and additional washrooms and concession areas on every level of the structure.Sony Music U.K. Donates To Save Grassroots Music Venues Twitter last_img read more

Tongass Fire Warning Rescinded

first_imgThe risk of fires in Southeast’s Tongass National Forest has dropped.A warning was issued last week as warm, sunny weather dried out grass and underbrush.But Fire Management Officer Seth Ross says that’s changed.“It seems that the forecast and the current weather indicate that we’re going back to our typical Southeast Alaska pattern, coming out of that warm and dry weather,” Ross says.“So, we are going to rescind that warning, but still, caution people to always be careful of fire in the woods,” he says.Ross says the Tongass sees an average of 17 fires each year. Sometimes it’s as high as 40. Most are brush and peat fires.last_img

Incomplete works posing severe threat to motorists

first_imgKushaiguda: Incomplete road works at Vasavi Nagar Colony in Kushaiguda have been troubling residents and commuters for weeks now. The GHMC officials have started the road laying works two weeks ago. Rajesh S, a resident of the area said, “This is causing a lot of inconvenience to the locals as well as the motorists during the peak hours. There was an issue where a pedestrian was hit by a two-wheeler by losing their balance on the road as the work has been left incomplete. Adding to this, there are no proper street lights which is very dangerous for the motorists to travel during the evening time.”last_img

18 Indians among 23 crew members on British tanker seized by

first_imgTEHRAN: Eighteen Indian nationals are among 23 people who were onboard the UK flagged oil tanker which was seized by Iran on Saturday, said cargo vessel owner Stena Bulk. The company also said that the vessel is no longer under the control of the crew and remain uncontactable, reported CNN. “There have been no reported injuries and the safety and welfare of our crew remain our primary focus,” Stena Bulk said in a statement. The 23 people on board are of Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino nationality. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us Iran on Saturday seized one British tanker and stopped another in the Strait of Hormuz for “violating international regulations.” Iran announced that it has seized a British tanker Steno Impero. Hours later, US official said that Iran has also seized a second tanker, the Liberian-flagged MV Masdar, reported CNN. However, Masdar was allowed to carry its course after Iranian officials followed up with the ship on its environmental regulations and it’s no longer in the Iranian waters. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us “All crew are safe and well,” Mesdar’s manager, Norbulk Shipping UK, said in a statement confirming that the ship had been released. “Communication has been re-established with the vessel and Master confirmed that the armed guards have left and the vessel is free to continue the voyage,” it said. The UK condemned the seizure and said, “These seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region.” Advertise With Us Meanwhile, United States President Donald Trump said that it proves that Iran is nothing but trouble. “This only goes to show what I’m saying about Iran. Trouble. Nothing but trouble,” he said. “It goes to show you I was right about Iran.” He also noted the “US has very few tankers going in because we’re using a lot of our own energy,” but said the American presence in the region was still robust. This is a second time in two months that Iran has attempted to seize a British oil tanker. Last time, armed Iranian boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. Early this month, British Royal Marines on Thursday morning (local time) had seized a supertanker on the suspicion that it was smuggling Iranian crude oil to Syria. This comes amid strained relations and escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.last_img read more

ModiXi summit to take bilateral ties to new heights

first_imgBeijing: The informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this year will take the bilateral relations to new heights but at the same time the two countries cannot let “individual” issues hurt their ties, Beijing’s newly-appointed envoy to Delhi Sun Weidong has said. Sun, who is headed to New Delhi on Saturday to take charge of his office, spoke to the Indian media in Beijing on a host of issues ranging from border dispute to trade deficit and US’ trade war to the forthcoming informal summit between Xi and Modi. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us “This year the two leaders are going to hold another informal meeting. I believe this will be the top priority in our bilateral relations which will surely scale our relations to new heights,” Sun said in Beijing. Modi and Xi are likely to meet in Indian city of Varanasi in October this year, which will their second informal meeting after the one in China’s Wuhan last year. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us “I think since the informal meeting between the two state leaders in Wuhan… China-India relations have now taken on a very good and sound momentum for development,” Sun said. The two Asian giants have a decades-long dispute over boundary over which they went to war in 1962. Besides that, several issues test the ties between the world’s two most populous countries. Advertise With Us Sun, who is a former envoy to Pakistan and a South Asia expert, said China and India “will have to do more than just managing differences and take more initiative in shaping our relationship”. “I think we share very enormous potential for our cooperation and our shared interests far outweigh our differences. That’s why we need to focus on cooperation, make a bigger pie and narrow down the list of our problems and do not allow any individual case at a certain time to disrupt the development of our bilateral relations.” It was unclear which “individual case” he was referring to. The planned route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through disputed Kashmir, Beijing’s opposition to New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and widening trade deficit are some of the key irritants in India and China ties. On the boundary issue, Sun said that both sides will have to “accommodate each other’s legitimate concerns so as to find the solution that is fair rationale and acceptable to both sides. “We have signed an agreement on the political guidelines for the boundary question. We have also identified the basic principle of a package planned though mutual adjustment to resolve the boundary issue.last_img read more

Adani Group to commence work on rail link to Carmichael coal mine

first_imgReuters FileIndia’s energy manufacturing giant Adani Group will soon begin work on a 388-kilometre rail link, which is an integral part of its proposed Rs 1.07-lakh crore ($16.5-billion) Carmichael coal mine project in Australia.”We will break ground in the next few days to mark the official start of work on the rail line that will help carry coal to the Abbot Point port for export. We remain confident and committed to deliver first coal in March 2020,” Adani Australia CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj told BusinessLine over phone from Australia.Recently several protests were staged in different parts of Australia against Adani Enterprises’ proposed Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland.The demonstrations were organised by the Stop Adani Alliance, which includes more than 40 groups. The alliance on their website said: “Adani is pulling out all the tricks to build its mega coal mine that will trash indigenous rights, wreck the climate and prop up a boom-bust economy.”It is over seven years now that the coal mining projects have been stalled by the environment, conservationist and indigenous groups over concerns on global warming and damaging the ecology of Great Barrier Reef.The project was caught in several controversies from environmental to financial issues. After major banks and Queensland government refused funds, Adani Group in August said that the company intends to start work on its Carmichael coal project from October this year using its own funds.Adani’s Australia subsidiary CEO Janakaraj said the project has been complied with Australian environment laws, including many stringent conditions set by the authorities. He added that green activists who are a part of the governance system in Australia assisted the ruling and the opposition parties to write the law, reported BusinessLine.It is expected that the project would generate around 10,000 jobs in Queensland. However, the green campaigners question the viability of the Group’s financial ability to develop the coal mine.To counter their claims, Janakaraj told the business daily that Adani mining is fully funded by shareholder/ associate company money and there is no third party or bank debt that has funded the development of the mine till now. Indian billionaire Gautam AdaniReuterslast_img read more

Trumps Blowup With Bannon Means Hes Now AllIn With McConnell And GOP

first_img Share Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesPresident Trump and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House in October to combat rumors they have a strained relationship.You can bet campaign managers for sitting Republican senators up for re-election this year are smiling.Heck, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is. The official McConnell Senate Committee tweeted a GIF of the grinning majority leader.pic.twitter.com/683UJFlKL4— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) January 3, 2018In the power struggle among various power centers vying for President Trump’s attention, the president was thrown into the arms of McConnell with Trump’s evisceration of former chief strategist Steve Bannon.Trump lashed out at Bannon after the strategist was quoted multiple times in an explosive new book that paints the president, his son Donald Trump Jr. and the White House very negatively. Trump said that when Bannon was fired, “he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”It’s palace intrigue and feuding, back- and front-stabbing, that would make Queen Elizabeth II blush.It could also have real consequences for 2018, the Republicans’ chances of holding the majority in the Senate and the Trump agenda.On the one hand, it’s a good thing for incumbent GOP senators, because it undercuts Bannon’s strength. Even Bannon seemed to recognize that, declining to return fire at the president during a radio show Wednesday night.Bannon called Trump “a great man” and said he continues to support him “day in and day out.”He might have no other choice. As the head of the conservative website Breitbart News, Bannon has staked out his own fame latching onto the president and his base. He has declared war on the GOP establishment and has vowed to endorse and help candidates — whom he deems worthy — who aim to challenge sitting senators he does not like.Bannon already suffered one setback with the loss of Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. Without the president on his side, Bannon is seriously depleted.The president was happy to drive home that point Thursday. “He called me a great man last night. He changed his tune pretty quick,” Trump said in response to a question about Bannon from a reporter during a meeting with GOP senators at the White House.McConnell certainly believes that taking Bannon out of the picture helps give his party — and himself — the best chance at retaining power and controlling the policy agenda of the U.S. Senate. After all, as McConnell himself has cited, the party lost potentially five Senate seats because of primaries that saw more hard-line conservatives emerge from primaries during the 2010 Tea Party wave.McConnell and establishment allies thought they had crushed the uprising in the 2014 midterms, only to see insurgents rise again with Trump’s election. Bannon has tried to feed on that and encourage it.On the other hand, though, it’s never a good thing for a party to look as if it’s in complete disarray. And that’s the Republican Party right now.Despite a potential success story for it to tell economically and with passage of the tax overhaul, it has not been able to capitalize. Instead, the GOP and the president are facing historically low approval and favorability ratings — and Americans are saying they prefer Democrats to control Congress by double digits.The latest episode of infighting cannot engender confidence that the Republican Party is organized and competent when it comes to governing, especially with crucial independent, suburban and college-educated voters.But Trump now has no other choice right now — legislatively or politically — but to choose McConnell, a man he has had a strained relationship with, and be tied to the establishment.Of course, don’t be surprised if that changes. We’ve seen the president try to thread a very narrow needle between himself and Congress, including the Republican leadership.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more