Chandrayaan2s journey to moon after leaving earths orbit to start today

first_imgBengaluru: India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite is set to move towards the moon after leaving the earth’s orbit, with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) planning to carry out a crucial manoeuvre early on Wednesday. The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency has said it will carry out the manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) between 03:00 and 04:00 hrs (IST). The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7, according to the ISRO. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”At around 3.30 am on August 14, we are going to have a manoeuvre called trans-lunar injection. By this manoeuvre, the Chandrayaan-2 will leave the earth and move towards the moon. On August 20, we will be reaching the moon,” ISRO Chairman K Sivan said on Monday. Stating that Chandrayaan-2 will be around the moon on August 20, he said, “Subsequently, we have planned to have a series of manoeuvres around the moon and finally, on September 7, we will be landing on the moon near its south pole.” The ISRO has so far performed five earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvres. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe fifth earth-bound orbit raising manoeuvre for Chandryaan-2 was performed successfully on August 6 using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 1,041 seconds, following which the ISRO had said all the spacecraft parameters were normal. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22. A series of orbit manoeuvres was carried out using Chandrayaan-2’s onboard propulsion system to raise the spacecraft orbit in steps and then place it in the Lunar Transfer Trajectory to enable the spacecraft to travel to the vicinity of the moon. After leaving the earth’s orbit and on entering the moon’s sphere of influence, the onboard propulsion system of Chandrayaan-2 will be fired to slow down the spacecraft, which will enable it to be captured into a preliminary orbit around the moon, the ISRO said. Later, through a set of manoeuvres, the orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the moon will be circularised at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface. Subsequently, the lander will separate from the orbiter and enter into a 100kmx30km orbit around the moon, and then, it will perform a series of “complex braking” manoeuvres to soft land in the south polar region of the moon on September 7. Chandrayaan-2 is the country’s second mission to the moon. It comprises a fully indigenous orbiter, a lander (Vikram) and a rover (Pragyan). The rover (Pragyan) is housed inside the lander (Vikram). Following the landing, the rover will roll out from the lander and carry out experiments on the lunar surface for a period of one lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days. The mission life of the lander is also one lunar day. The orbiter will continue its mission for a year.last_img read more

Legault congratulates Kenney but says Quebec wont accept new oil pipelines

first_imgQUEBEC – Premier Francois Legault is congratulating Jason Kenney on his electoral victory in Alberta while reminding the incoming premier that Quebec’s position on oil pipelines hasn’t changed.Legault says all parties in Quebec’s legislature oppose any new oil pipelines.He says there is no social acceptability in the province for a new pipeline carrying oil from Western Canada through Quebec.READ MORE: Oil and gas sector applauds new Alberta Premier’s pro-business pledgesThe premier says the province already receives more than half its oil from Western Canada and is open to a proposed natural gas pipeline coming from Alberta.Kenney told supporters Tuesday night after his United Conservatives won a majority government that Alberta’s economy is desperate for a pipeline that can carry oil to international markets.READ MORE: Jason Kenney’s Alberta: Open war for businessSpeaking in French, Kenney said his province needs pipelines for the prosperity of all Canadians.last_img read more

US current account deficit hits 1231 billion

first_imgWASHINGTON – The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies.The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 per cent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the biggest deficit since a gap of $150 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.The current account is the most complete measure of trade because it includes not only goods and services but investment flows and other payments between the United States and the world.President Donald Trump has promised to reduce America’s trade deficit, contending it costs U.S. factory jobs.One of the biggest contributing factors to the larger deficit in the April-June quarter was a decline in receipts from foreigners after they had risen sharply in the first quarter. The government attributed the $5.2 billion decrease in receipts of secondary income from foreigners to a decline in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies. That category had risen sharply in the first quarter.Exports of goods and services increased $2.2 billion in the second quarter. Exports are getting a lift from a pickup in global growth and a drop in the value of the U.S. dollar against other currencies. A weaker dollar makes American products more competitive on foreign markets.Imports of goods and services were also up in the second quarter, rising $11.8 billion, reflecting rising domestic demand from stronger U.S. growth.The rise in the current account deficit put the imbalance in the second quarter at a level equivalent to 2.6 per cent of the total economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, up from 2.4 per cent in the first quarter. By comparison, the largest current account deficit in relation to GDP was in the fourth quarter of 2005 when the deficit totalled 6.3 per cent of GDP.Trump says America’s trade deficits have been caused by bad trade deals and abusive practices by China and other U.S. trading partners. He has pledged changes that he says will reduce the deficit and bring back American factory jobs.last_img read more

TransLink pauses campaign featuring Morgan Freeman after allegations surface

first_imgVANCOUVER – Metro Vancouver’s transit authority is pressing pause on a promotional campaign featuring Morgan Freeman, following a report detailing allegations of misconduct against the actor.TransLink said in a statement Thursday that it has decided to halt public announcements voiced by Freeman that had been set to play in the transit system as part of a Visa Canada advertising campaign.“In light of information we’ve learned this morning of allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements,” the statement said.“We will be reaching out to Visa to discuss further.”The allegations are based on a story from CNN, which said it spoke to 16 people about Freeman; eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, and eight said they had witnessed such conduct. The reported allegations include making comments about women’s bodies and unwanted touching.After the allegations were made public, Freeman issued a statement through his publicist apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behaviour, saying that was never his intent.The actor’s distinctive voice was to be broadcast for a limited time at certain SkyTrain stations and bus routes in Vancouver to encourage commuters to tap their Visa cards as part of TransLink’s recently launched “contactless” payment system, which accepts credit cards and mobile wallets.Visa Canada said in a statement Thursday that it is “aware of the allegations that have been made” against Freeman.“At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured,” spokeswoman Jessica Culp said in an email.Freeman narrated a series of online ads posted on the credit card company’s YouTube page touting the new “tap-to-pay” feature, sharing local trivia and reminding riders about transit etiquette.“Did you know that California rolls were invented in Vancouver?” he says in one video. “If you’re off to the latest sushi spot, know that you can now tap your Visa to go anywhere TransLink takes you.”As the controversy unfolded Thursday, Vancouver-raised comedian Seth Rogen offered to lend his voice to local transit.“If they need a replacement now let me know,” Rogen tweeted. TransLink replied to the actor on Twitter, offering to start a direct-message conversation.Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor for “Million Dollar Baby.” He was nominated four other times, including for “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” and is renowned for his prolific voiceover work.— with files from The Associated Press.last_img read more

Use CHOGM to see the reality

Dr Nonis said that Sri Lanka is a microcosm of the Contemporary Commonwealth, and was one of the eight founder member Nations of the modern Commonwealth. “Sri Lanka achieved peace in the country under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka is a wonderful opportunity for all Heads, Foreign Ministers and their delegations, and the world’s media to see for themselves the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka,” he said. The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Britain, Dr. Chris Nonis, says the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka is a wonderful opportunity for all Heads, Foreign Ministers and their delegations, and the world’s media to see for themselves the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka.He said this at a launch event at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London to promote the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Colombo from the 12 – 14 November 2013, leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013. Peter Callaghan, Director General of the Commonwealth Business Forum, made a presentation on the Commonwealth Business Forum. He highlighted that several Commonwealth Heads had already confirmed they would be speaking at the Forum, which was expecting over 1000 delegates, in addition to their attendance at CHOGM.He also spoke about the economic value that would accrue in the wake of the CBF in Colombo, and the quantum of investments that have arisen from previous Commonwealth Business Forums held in Africa, the Caribbean countries and Australia. He also discussed the proposals for investment available in Sri Lanka and the potential for expansion of all sectors and pan-commonwealth trade. He thanked all the London-based Commonwealth High Commissioners, who comprise the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and sit with him and have regular dialogue on Commonwealth issues at Marlborough House.He said they always worked together in the spirit of unity and friendship, because they have a depth and breadth of understanding that all Commonwealth countries are at different stages of development. read more

Hong Kong leader says she hopes nonviolent protest puts city on road

HONG KONG — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hopes a non-violent weekend protest that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets in an anti-government rally was the beginning of efforts to restore peace in the Chinese-ruled city.Sunday’s protest was the calmest since the latest demonstrations against perceived creeping Beijing influence in the former British colony escalated in mid-June.Chief Executive Lam also said the would immediately set up a platform to hold dialog with people of all backgrounds. (Reporting By Anne Marie Roantree, Donny Kwok, Clare Jim, Felix Tam, Farah Master, Editing by Nick Macfie) read more

Libya closer to brink of protracted conflict and strife UN envoy warns

“The small window of opportunity before us for a peaceful resolution to the current crisis should not be missed,” Bernardino León, head of the UN Support Mission (UNSMIL) told the Security Council in New York. “Libya’s leaders will have to act quickly, and seek a political solution through a meaningful and inclusive dialogue.”“Given the urgency I intend to follow up shortly with further visits to Libya,” Mr. León said.The envoy, who is also the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, briefed Council members on his first visit to Libya since his appointment, and said he conveyed to all his interlocutors there the Council’s commitment to Libya, expressed in a new resolution, by which the 15-nation body would hold accountable anyone actively undermining the country’s political process, or responsible for a continuation of armed conflict or for violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.The Council last week adopted resolution 2174 (2014), which also tightened the arms embargo and expanded the categories of people and entities to which sanctions may apply.Mr. León told the Council today that despite repeated calls for an immediate end to the violence, the situation on the ground “remains extremely volatile and precarious” and that “efforts aimed at resolving the current crisis and resuming the political process cannot make progress against the backdrop of continued fighting.”He reported that in eastern Libya, renewed military confrontations in Benghazi threaten to exact an increasingly heavier toll on the civilian population, while in the west, an unrelenting campaign of indiscriminate shelling continues to target parts of Tripoli, causing untold suffering on the part of the civilian population.“Tens of thousands of civilians are now known to have fled their homes; many have also lost their lives as a result of the shelling including women and children,” he reported. “We also have credible reports of severe shortages of medical supplies.Despite the initial sense of optimism that accompanied the Mission’s establishment, three years ago tomorrow, “We find ourselves at a critical moment in Libya’s democratic transition: a faltering political process that has brought the country closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife,” he said.“In all my meetings, I warned of the dangers of creating parallel political institutions and processes, which can only contribute to further division and polarization,” explained Mr. León. “I impressed upon my interlocutors the need to refrain from taking any action that would further exacerbate current divisions, and stressed that any solution to the current crisis would have to be negotiated within the framework of the current political legitimacy that emanated from the elections.”He noted that he had no illusions regarding the difficulties and challenges ahead “but that he remained “a fervent supporter of the Libyan people’s desire to safeguard their country’s national unity and social fabric.” read more

Ohio State basketball avenges loss trounces Hoosiers

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger said he was out for revenge against Indiana. In front of new football coach Urban Meyer and his staff, Sullinger and his team got just that. Meyer introduced his coaching staff to the crowd at the Schottenstein Center at halftime, but the basketball team kept the focus squarely on themselves. The Buckeyes attacked the Hoosiers on both ends of the floor and avenged their Dec. 31 road loss, beating Indiana, 80-63. “This is exactly what we wanted,” Sullinger said. “We just wanted to come out and play our game and give the crowd a good show.” Sullinger may have pledged revenge, but it was Lenzelle Smith Jr.  who got the Buckeyes started. The sophomore guard, who said he was coming off a case of strep throat, connected on his first five shots from the field. Smith Jr. hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game just before the first half buzzer sounded and walked into the locker room with 18 points, four more than the entire Indiana team. “Throughout the game, I just saw my man leave me every single time,” Smith Jr. said. “This game we capitalized off that and we were able to get some easy buckets.” Along with Smith Jr., OSU’s recipe for success was its defense. The Buckeyes forced 12 first-half turnovers and held Indiana to 27.3 percent shooting while holding the Hoosiers to 14 points. “Pressure, pressure, pressure,” Sullinger said. “We just wanted to get up in their jock strap according to coach Matta and just stop them from turning the ball from side to side.” OSU head coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with his team’s defensive effort. “The defense today is what I dream about,” Matta said. “We’ve shown signs of five players coming together and playing defense, but today we did a good job of playing total team defense.” Sullinger was held to just two points in the first half, but got things rolling after intermission. Sullinger said in the first half Indiana was double teaming him, but after Smith Jr. caught fire, he found more open space. Sullinger found position inside and tallied six quick points in under five minutes for OSU in the second half. With over 15 minutes remaining, the Buckeye big man grabbed a rebound and lost his balance, but as he was falling backward, threw a long pass to senior guard William Buford, who caught the ball in stride streaking down the sideline. Buford dumped it off to a trailing Smith Jr. who finished with a two-handed dunk. The duo of Sullinger and Smith Jr. kept Indiana at bay for rest of the game as the Hoosiers never cut the Buckeye lead below 16 points. “They stopped leaving Lenzelle,” Sullinger said. “It works both ways with me and Lenzelle. If I kick it out to Lenzelle, Lenzelle is wide open in the first half. Then all the sudden they start sticking to Lenzelle … It was a two-way street which worked perfectly for our game plan.” Indiana coach Tom Crean said Sullinger’s ability to move the ball out of the post was essential to Smith Jr.’s success and that skill played a big role for the Buckeyes. “If you don’t take the ball from Sullinger, he is so good at not having to score it for his team to score,” Crean said. Sullinger finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Smith Jr. finished with a career-high 28 points and added 7 rebounds. Buford and sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas also finished in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively. The Buckeye victory brings their record to 16-3 on the season and 4-2 in Big Ten play. OSU will have five days off before traveling to Nebraska for the team’s second matchup with the Cornhuskers. OSU won the first contest, 71-40. Tip for the rematch will be Saturday at 8 p.m. read more

Spanish child killer hired as teaching assistant by Oxford primary school unaware

West Oxford Community Primary School West Oxford Community Primary SchoolCredit:Google Maps Her past only came to light after an anonymous report was made to Crimestoppers, the independent charity. Authorities in Oxfordshire were alerted in October 2017.González was arrested and brought before Oxford Crown Court in February where she faced a charge of fraud by false representation for allegedly not disclosing the murder as a previous conviction in her initial job application to the school. A Spanish woman who murdered a child went on to work at a British primary school it has been revealed after a whistleblower raised the alarm to authorities.Iria Suárez González, 35, was employed for just under a year at West Oxford Community Primary School as a teaching assistant after she was hired in September 2016.Unbeknownst to the school, she was regarded as one of Spain’s most notorious killers after she and a friend murdered a teenage schoolgirl in 2000.Clara Garcia was lured to a patch of wasteland in Cadiz where she was stabbed up to 32 times and had her throat sliced amid reports her killers had sought fame for the murder. González, then 17, was sentenced to eight years in youth custody.She was released in 2006 and moved to the UK where she applied to work in schools without disclosing her criminal history. González applied for the Oxford role in April 2016, before starting work in September of that year. She left the school in July 2017. 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. However, the case was dropped by the CPS this week, reportedly due to a lack of evidence. Under Spanish law, all crimes committed by minors can be expunged after 10 years once the offender reaches the age of 18. Under UK law, a conviction for murder is never considered “spent” in this way.Reporting restrictions were lifted after an appeal by the Oxford Mail newspaper, after the CPS dropped the case.A CPS spokesman said: “We keep all cases under continuous review so we can consider any new information that comes to light. In this instance, it emerged Ms Suárez González’s conviction was spent, which resulted in the charges being dropped.”A spokesman for Oxfordshire County Council, which oversees the school, said: “Recruitment is not the responsibility of the council, it is the responsibility of the individual school.”The school had followed safer recruitment processes in terms of the recruitment of this individual. We would stress this charge was not in any way related to any children at the school and only came to light after the staff member had left the school.”West Oxford Community Primary School was approached for comment. read more

Trinidad police to charge high school students for extortion

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLawsuit, as Guyanese child refused chance to sit SEA in TrinidadApril 12, 2018In “Regional”MoE places student who beat teacher on 4-month bondJanuary 4, 2019In “Crime”Manickchand urges 2018 Westfield Prep graduating class to reject prejudices for a better GuyanaJuly 6, 2018In “latest news” PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police are expected to lay charges against students of a secondary school here after a video surfaced showed them engaged in criminal activities including extorting money and beating other students on the school compound.“With the incidence of school indiscipline and violence on the decline, greater attention must be paid for the swift curtailment of such behaviour,” Education Minister Anthony Garcia said in a statement.“The ministry holds fast to its commitment to safety and security in our nation’s schools and all measures will be put in place to secure our students. I can say with certainty that no parent sent his child to school with the expectation that their child would be an aggressor or victim of assault.”The incidents are reported to have occurred at the Siparia West Secondary School and posted on the various social network platforms, including Facebook and Whatsapp.The statement from the Ministry of Education noted that the Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon has indicated that police officers will be on site at the school Monday “to lay charges on the students involved in the altercations”.Garcia said that the Education Ministry will also be investigating how supervision is conducted at the school to alleviate any possible future occurrence.He reminded that the authorities have adopted a zero tolerance policy on indiscipline and any student engaging in disruptive behaviour will be swiftly dealt with in accordance with the law.In one of the videos, a student is seen pointing a finger in the face of another and using expletives, while without warning, a third student enters the fray and slaps the one being scolded. Another video shows a student paying some kind of tax to another student. As the student passes over the money, the “tax” collector appears not to be happy with the amount collected but nonetheless tells him to leave. read more

Misleading to say abortion does or does not help suicidal women

first_imgA NEW ZEALAND professor whose work has been used by pro-life groups to contend that abortion holds no mental health benefits for pregnant women has said that his research is too limited to make any definitive conclusions.Professor David Fergusson from the Department of Psychological Medicine of the University of Otago in Christchurch told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that while his research showed there was no evidence that abortion mitigated mental health risks in women it was based upon “limited research”.Fergusson has been quoted extensively by pro-life groups in Ireland including the Pro Life Campaign (PLC) and Youth Defence, with Caroline Simons, from the PLC, using his work in her submission to the Oireachtas Health Committee which held hearings on abortion law in JanuarySimons told the committee: “The testimony that we have heard over the past two days has completely demolished any argument that suicidality can be addressed by abortion, even during crisis pregnancy.“Professor David Fergusson, in the British Journal of Psychiatry, states, ‘There is no evidence … that suggests that abortion reduces the mental health risks of unwanted or mistimed pregnancy.’”Speaking on RTÉ radio, Fergusson said: “The research is not particularly good and any conclusion drawn should be made very cautiously.”He said that when researchers compared women who had had an abortion with equivalent groups of women who had unwanted pregnancies or intended pregnancies and gave birth, “the women having abortions had slightly higher rates of mental health problems.”Specifically asked if his research shows that abortion is not a treatment for a woman thinking of committing suicide, Fergusson said: “It does not show that to be so because we haven’t compared women who seek abortion [and] their risk of suicide subsequently. “It does distinctly raise the possibility that the claim may not be sound but it doesn’t test that claim directly and until the claim is tested directly I think it would be misleading for anyone to state emphatically that abortion does or does not help suicidal women.“So I am really taking a position of sitting on the fence here, I am saying if the research hasn’t been done, we really need to adopt a neutral position on this argument until better information is available.”He said it would be wrong to generalise a pregnant woman who presents with “intense suicidal thoughts” based on the research that he has carried out and said the abortion debate is one based on “subtle shades of grey which gets rendered in the public as a black and white argument”.“That research which has been done hasn’t been done particularly well and following that it has been reconstructed in the battle between the pro-life and pro-choice groups in to black and white debates where it’s much more subtle,” he said.Fergusson went on to say: “The best position, I would say, is: I don’t know whether this is true or not. I have a suspicion it may not be true but I would not be dogmatic about it.”The New Zealand-based professor described himself as a “pro-choice atheist” and said he was of the view that the State should not be legislating for what he described as a “divided moral issue”.He added: “If I were to give advice – and I realise in Ireland this is not particularly going to be well received – I would say the morality of this debate needs to be decided by the women and their physicians involved rather than by the State.”On the same programme, Mater Hospital consultant psychiatrist Patricia Casey said: “There is no evidence to back up what the government is doing even though the government is proceeding as if there was evidence. There isn’t any evidence.”Read: FG and Labour at odds over possibility of amending abortion billRevealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposalslast_img read more

WWE issues statement in response to Wash Post article on Jinder Mahal

first_imgFacebook September 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm Nope,African American. Any creative idea that is new and up and coming would be okay with me, especially when it comes to the WWE. September 22, 2017 at 8:00 am WWE issued a response on Thursday to an article posted by The Washington Post on Wednesday about what they perceived as “racist promos” by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal to Shinsuke Nakamura during the 9/19 episode of Smackdown Live in Oakland.“Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that incorporates real world issues and sensitive subjects. As a producer of such TV shows, WWE Corporate is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”The Post asked fans who attended Smackdown Live in Oakland to send in e-mails to give a reaction to the promo conducted by Mahal as during the promo segment on Tuesday, the Oakland crowd chanted “THAT’S TOO FAR” after Mahal compared Nakamura to “Mr. Miyagi” from the Karate Kid movie franchise.If anyone was at last night’s WWE #SmackDownLIVE in Oakland, please contact me for a story about racist promos.— Marissa Payne (@MarissaPayne) September 20, 2017As of Thursday morning, WWE has yet to post a video clip of Mahal’s promo onto their YouTube channel or even on videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Tony Now Playing Up Next Levon Hughey Vince making his wrestlers into stereotypes and making them do racist promos?? PSHAW I say!I want to hear Cryme Tyme’s opinion on this. Kurt Angle Everything is a real world issue these days, it would appear! Now Playing Up Next Victor Fiori Cesaro What I found funny is the crowd response to this (with the “that’s too far” chant) and compare that to the crowd response from the lynching of The Undertaker. Seemed like that chant should of happened then instead of now. I’m interested to see how they progress with Jinder and if they’ll drop the belt at HIAC. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. The Joker has a question for you Vince.What happened, did your grapefruit’s drop-off? September 22, 2017 at 3:11 am It is because Vince’s wife is in the Trump administration… and the Washington Post is not a fan of the current administration.. so they seek out a fictional program to find things to write about…. I guess reporting real news is too much like work!!!! September 22, 2017 at 8:11 am September 21, 2017 at 10:37 am Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Glenn Beck isn’t a race of people. Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cameron Huff Google+ Videos Articles TheCyberZon Videos Articles Vince’s unedited response: “Whaddya mean racist? I love those japs!”I don’t think it’d have been a problem if it was actually funny. This is what I was worried about when Nakamura came to the main roster. September 22, 2017 at 1:51 am Videos Articles Jinder Mahal undergoes surgery on a ruptured patella tendon, posts update on recovery Now Playing Up Next September 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm Roman Reigns is in Remission JalajJoshi Sick of people getting butt-hurt over every little thing. What happened to cause this? It sucks. PC sucks!! If you don’t like it….Tough! September 24, 2017 at 12:50 amcenter_img September 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm “It was acceptable in the 80’s so it’s acceptable now” – yeeehaw! Outdated Japanese stereotypes is a real world issue in 2017? Twitter Randy Centorani Levon Hughey September 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm Pinterest Levon Hughey Cameron Huff September 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm Moonsaves J™ September 21, 2017 at 11:02 am If that promo was anything it was BORING September 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm Yet they mocked Glenn Beck when Zeb Colter debuted. WWE’s been known for doing stuff that’s edgy,but when someone calls them out for it they either edit the video or don’t even upload it. If they’re going to let a bunch of snowflakes peer pressure them into removing something or they’re that concern with what people thinks of them then they should’ve did it to begin with. I wasn’t even offended with the promo. Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events September 22, 2017 at 5:06 am Fair enough. So is new and upcoming japanese stereotyping okay with you? NJ Louch Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Jason Blasen September 22, 2017 at 12:09 am WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Colby Are you of Japanese origin? Levon Hughey Gary Stephenson Looks like this is a potential nominee for Wrestling Observer’s “Most disgusting Promotional Tactic” of the year. September 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm September 23, 2017 at 12:43 pm unknown Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next 18 COMMENTS September 22, 2017 at 3:25 amlast_img read more

Cancer of blood bone marrow changed girls routine but shes shining again

first_imgLooking back at old photos, Justin Hayden can see the difference in his 5-year-old daughter’s face.In those Christmas photos from 2016, Gwenyth’s long, golden hair framed puffy cheeks. The glands in her neck were swollen, too, from what Hayden believed was a lingering cold.“It was so gradual that, at the time, I didn’t notice it,” Hayden said.Now, a year after then-4-year-old Gwenyth was diagnosed with leukemia, Hayden can see physical toll cancer was inflecting on his youngest daughter.It all started with a seemingly harmless cold.Gwenyth caught a cold in early December 2016. She seemed to get a little better, only to get knocked down by the bug again. On Christmas Day, a typically energetic Gwenyth was tired and lethargic. She spent most of the day snuggled on her dad’s chest, sleeping while her cousins played. That’s also when Hayden discovered bruises all over Gwenyth’s body — bruises she couldn’t remember getting.A trip to urgent care resulted in a sinus infection diagnosis and an antibiotic prescription. When Gwenyth’s health failed to improve, she was given a stronger antibiotic.Finally, after a snowstorm that closed the pediatrician’s office, Gwenyth got in to see her doctor. He immediately sent her to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.“As soon as they looked at her, they knew what it was,” Hayden said.Gwenyth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, in which the bone marrow makes too many immature white blood cells. It’s the most common type of cancer in children, adolescents and adults younger than 20, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.last_img read more

Lacazette reveals how long it took him to adapt to PL

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette has admitted how long it took him to adapt to the Premier League while stating how confident he is about improving his performance in his second season in England.Lacazette scored 17 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions in his first season at Arsenal which by far lesser than his performance in Lyon where he scored 36 goals in 39 appearances in the final season.“Arsene [Wenger] talked to me a lot, I watched videos, and I trained more. Sometimes you can do everything but it’s only about a little bit of luck,” Lacazette said via Sky Sports.“I know it was my first season so I can’t be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Now I know all of my team-mates, I know the club, I know how English football is, it’s totally different, but now I’m more ready,” Lacazette added.“Power is the main difference, it’s more powerful in England.“Referees are less strict than in France, teams like to play low and in counter-attack and defenders in general are stronger than in France.”last_img read more

Philippines Duterte apologises for cursing Obama

first_imgThe president of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte (C) waves upon his arrival in Jerusalem at the start of an official visit to Israel, on 2 September. Photo: AFPPhilippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to former US president Barack Obama for calling him a “son of a whore” in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations’ long alliance.Duterte lobbed the insult in response to steady criticism from the United States over his violent drug crackdown, which has been a target for international condemnation.However, the Philippine president said his nation’s relationship with America has since improved under President Donald Trump, who he described as a “good friend” who “speaks my language”.“It would be appropriate also to say at this time to Mr Obama that you are now a civilian and I am sorry for uttering those words,” Duterte said Sunday in a speech before Filipinos in Israel.Duterte landed in Israel on Sunday for a four-day stay as the Philippines seeks to develop new sources of military hardware and nail down protections for its overseas workers.“If it is (in) your heart to forgive, you forgive. I have forgiven you, just like my girlfriends when I was still a bachelor… I have forgiven them also,” the Philippine leader said in the same speech.After his election in mid-2016, Duterte quickly earned a reputation for using vulgar language against critics which his aides have tried to minimise or explain away.He branded Pope Francis and the then US ambassador to Manila “sons of whores”. He also fired expletives at the United Nations and during a speech in the Philippines raised his middle finger in defiance to the European parliament.Duterte often rails at critics of his campaign to rid the Philippines of narcotics, which police say has killed 4,410 alleged drug dealers or users.Rights groups say the actual number of dead is triple that and could amount to crimes against humanity.Duterte cursed Obama ahead of a regional summit in Laos two years ago prompting the US to cancel a meeting between the two leaders there.Obama later described Duterte as “a colourful guy” as he urged him to conduct his anti-narcotics campaign “the right way”.Duterte sparked new criticism ahead of his departure for Israel, blaming the high number of rapes in his hometown of Davao on the large number of beautiful women there.“They say there are many rape cases in Davao,” Duterte said in a speech on Thursday. “For as long as there are many beautiful women, there will be many rape cases, too.”Duterte has on several occasions made rape jokes in public since his presidential campaign. The latest comment was denounced by women’s rights defenders.“Beauty doesn’t cause rape, rapists do,” said Philippine lawmaker Risa Hontiveros, a Duterte critic.last_img read more

Deadliest contemporary mass shootings in US

first_imgThis CCTV image obtained by KTSM 9 news channel shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21 years old, as he enters the Cielo Vista Walmart store in El Paso on 3 August 2019. Photo: AFPNine people were killed by a gunman in a mass shooting in the US state of Ohio early Sunday, hours after a shooting in Texas killed 20.Here are of some of the other deadliest recent mass shootings in the United States:Vegas concert: 58 killedFrom his hotel, a 64-year-old retired accountant shoots down on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert on October 1, 2017, killing 58 people and wounding around 550 before committing suicide. It is the worst mass shooting in modern US history.Florida club: 49 killedA heavily armed gunman opens fire inside a gay nightclub in the city of Orlando on June 12, 2016, killing 49 people. The attacker is killed in a shootout with police. He pledges allegiance to the Islamic State group, which later claims responsibility.Sandy Hook: 26 killed A 20-year-old man with a history of mental health issues kills his mother in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 before blasting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shooting dead 20 six- and seven-year old children and six adults. He commits suicide.Texas church: 25 killedA 26-year-old man who was court-martialed while in the Air Force shoots dead 25 worshippers during Sunday services and wounds at least 20 others at a Baptist church in the small rural community of Sutherland Springs outside San Antonio, Texas, on November 5, 2017. The shooter flees and is later found dead in his car with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Florida high school: 17 deadA 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was expelled for disciplinary reasons returns to the school in Parkland, Florida, and opens fire on February 14, 2018, killing 14 students and three adult staff members. The gunman’s trial is expected to begin in January 2020.California office party: 14 deadA radicalized Muslim couple storm a Christmas office party at a social services center in San Bernardino in December 2015 and gun down 14 people, wounding 22 others. They are shot dead by police.Virginia Beach: 12 deadA disgruntled engineer shoots dead 12 at a municipal building in this coastal city on May 31, 2019. The 40-year-old had worked for the public works department in Virginia Beach for about 15 years before carrying out the rampage at his workplace. He died in a gunfight with police.California bar: 12 deadOn November 7, 2018, a 28-year-old US Marine Corps combat veteran opens fire in a crowded country music bar in California, killing 12 people. The assailant, a troubled former machine gunner who served a tour in Afghanistan, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Colorado cinema: 12 deadA young man wearing body armor opens fire in a movie theater showing a late-night premiere of a Batman film in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012. Twelve people are killed and 70 wounded. He is sentenced to life in prison.Synagogue in Pittsburgh: 11 deadOn October 27, 2018, a 46-year-old gunman bursts into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg during Shabbat services, killing eleven people. He reportedly yells “All Jews must die!” during the attack. He is indicted on 29 counts, some of which carry the death penalty.High school in Santa Fe: 10 deadA 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opens fire just as classes are starting at his school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18, 2018, killing ten people including eight students. The student, who authorities say used weapons legally owned by his father, is taken into custody on murder charges.last_img read more

KVIC opens its first retail outlet

first_imgTaking ahead the Prime Minister’s vision – ‘Khadi’ for the nation, Khadi for fashion and Khadi for transformation’ – KVIC launched its first Khadi India franchisee store in Lajpat Nagar on July 31. This initiative would help in revolutionizing Khadi, besides bringing a vital change in the lives of farmers and artisans involved in the business.While launching the store, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh said, “It is a great opportunity for India to get recognition in the international market for Khadi’s quality and its product. Solar charkhas have been installed for redefining the future of Indian weavers. It as a commercial brand has given a scope of diversification and helped in building a relationship with the artisans and consumer.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCorroborating Prime Minister’s message in ‘Mann ki Baat’ that buying the Khadi is similar to lighting a lamp in someone’s house, he said: “Unlike other parties, we are not using Mahatma Gandhi’s name to have political mileage, burying his principles and ideologies. Our government has proved that Khadi can be the best medium of employment generation for youths.”The vision behind the initiative is to boost MSME in the country as it contributes 45 percent of the overall export from India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe sector also provides employment to 120 million people and hence is a booming industry.In recent years, production and sales of Khadi tremendously increased. Speaking about the same, Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC said, “We have set a bigger target of achieving Rs,5000 crore in Khadi sales by 2018-19, with the turnover of Rs 65,000crore. Besides getting immense popularity in the country, it has won accolades globally and we are working out to make Khadi as the global fabric. The brand has taken the initiative ‘Khadi Mitra’ only – women to develop self-reliance and self-esteem in them.” The “Go Khadi” agenda will further promote Khadi weaving units (Sanstha’s), where all the artisans are putting all their efforts and skills to provide us with the best products. Buying any product from khadi store will, in turn, help them progress.The franchisee store houses a collection of village industry products and clothing for men and women and is jointly run by two telecom distributors Amit Mathur and Amit Singh. Products at Khadi are unique, budget friendly and designed for youth.last_img read more

Colins Blazin 5 Prediction Podcast NFL Week 4

first_imgIt’s time for Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast, and his weekly sit down with RJ Bell from to see where there’s agreement and disagreement from the Vegas wiseguys on his NFL Week 4 Blazin’ 5 picks.Colin is approaching combustible after back-to-back winning weeks, and he’s heavy on the dogs again. He loves a desperate Niners team at home against a young Cowboys team missing several key contributors. This week’s lock is the Jets getting a point at home against the struggling Seahawks. Seattle makes the dreaded East to West coast trip to MetLife with a banged up Russell Wilson and a below average offensive line to face an angry Jets game looking for a bounceback win.So, what do the wiseguys say?Here’s Colin’s full Week 4 Blazin’ 5:Cowboys at 49ers (+3)Seahawks at Jets (+1)Titans at Texans (-5.5)Colts vs. Jags (+2.5) (London)Lions (-2.5) at BearsColin headed to Vegas after the show on Friday, see if the smart money thinks he’ll collect like it’s Ocean’s Eleven, or if he’s headed for The Hangover.The Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast is available every Saturday through the end of the football season.  Download and subscribe to it exclusively at, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t miss it.last_img read more

Throwback Thursday Making cocktails with Cacique

first_imgRelated posts:Tico Times #TBT: The one millionth Tico Throwback Thursday: Roosevelt’s fishing trip to Isla del Coco Throwback Thursday: Bulls from 1981 Throwback Thursday: Pocho the crocodile funeral In this Throwback Thursday we revisit one of our classic videos on how to make cocktails with Costa Rica’s classic spirit: Cacique. Join Liz Furlong as she teaches you how to make two drinks where Cacique is the shining star.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Rhode Island Home Sales Plummet in August

first_img Single-family home sales fell annually in Rhode Island for the fifth month this year in August, dropping by double digits even as selling prices came down, the Warren Group reported.The company’s data shows 748 single-family homes sold in August, down 10.1 percent from 832 a year ago. It was the first time since 2010 that home sales in the state fell in the month of August.Year-to-date, home sales statewide totaled 4,907 as of August 31, a drop of 3.0 percent from last year.Condominium sales also tumbled, plunging 32.4 percent—the largest decrease since December 2010—to 117.”It is discouraging to see sales decline by double-digits in August after July posted a modest increase,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of the Warren Group. “The Rhode Island market is slowed down in August, with both condos and single-family homes posting low sales numbers and the median selling price of both falling.”The median selling price of single-family homes fell 5.3 percent in August to $220,000, according to the Warren Group, marking the fourth time median prices have declined year-over-year in 2014. Year-to-date, the median single-family home price was up 1.4 percent.On the condo side, the median selling price in August was $170,000, an increase of 12.0 percent over last year. October 9, 2014 440 Views Share Rhode Island Home Sales Plummet in Augustcenter_img Home Prices Home Sales The Warren Group 2014-10-09 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more