Vine: Xavier’s Jalen Reynolds Slammed Home An Alley-Oop Off The Backboard

first_imgXavier's Jalen Reynolds finishes alley-oop off the backboard.Xavier defeated Providence 78-69 this afternoon. Musketeer forward Jalen Reynolds tied for the team lead in points with 19, while point guard Dee Davis dished out 15 assists. Together, the two combined on a ridiculous fast break alley-oop.Check it out:Davis’ pass is a risky one with no one back on defense, let alone with a defender right there. And give credit to the Providence defender for reading the alley-oop and trying to make a play on it. Unfortunately for him, trying to make that play and actually doing it are two different things, especially with Reynolds above the rim like he was. [ H/T: @RobDauster ]last_img

Pulwama terror attack: Vidarbha to donate Irani Cup prize money to families of CRPF martyrs

first_imgPulwama terror attack: Vidarbha to donate Irani Cup prize money to families of CRPF martyrsDefending champions Vidarbha defeated Rest of India by virtue of their first innings lead on the fifth and final day of the match in Nagpur to retain the Irani Cup that they had won last year.advertisement Rohan Sen NagpurFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 17:19 IST Irani Cup match ended in a draw but Vidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha will be getting Rs 10 lakh as prize money for winning the Irani CupVidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead against Rest of IndiaVidarbha is the third team in Indian domestic cricket history to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani CupIrani Cup champions Vidarbha will be donating their entire prize money to the families of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week.The Irani Cup match ended in a draw in Nagpur on Saturday but Vidarbha ended up on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead against Rest of India.”We have decided to donate the prize money to the families of the martyrs at Pulwama. A small gesture from our side,” Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Vidarbha are proving why they are champions on an off the field. The #IraniTrophy winners led by @faizfazal have decided to hand over their prize money to family members of martyrs of #PulwamaTerroristAttack. Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 16, 2019Vidarbha will be getting Rs 10 lakh as prize money for winning the Irani Cup which they have decided to donate. Vidarbha is the third team in Indian domestic cricket history to defend the Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup after Bombay and Karnataka.Earlier on Saturday, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag also offered to help out the families of the CRPF martyrs by offering to bear the educational expenses of the children of all the CRPF personnel martyred in the dastardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terrorist attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in the valley.advertisement”Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool, Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga,” Sehwag wrote on his twitter handle.Star boxer Vijender Singh, who is employed with Haryana Police, is donating a month’s salary.”I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind,” the Olympic medallist said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Irani Cup 2019Follow VidarbhaFollow Faiz FazalFollow Pulwama terror attacklast_img read more

Norden in Fleet Optimization Mode

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: NORDEN Copenhagen-listed shipowner Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S (Norden) has continued to overhaul its fleet during the first three months of the year with several sales and purchase deals reported.As parts of its efforts to focus on Panamax and Supramax ships, the company sold two vessels, the 2006-built Supramax Nord Maru, and one Handysize, the 2010-built Nord Seoul.Norden also said that Nord Auckland Handysize was sold after the end of March.On the other hand, Norden took delivery of three Panamax newbuildings, out of which one was previously sold and delivered directly to its new owners.With regard to the time charter portfolio, the company hired five ships on 2-3-year contracts with purchase options and period optionality.Furthermore, the company confirmed the purchase of two 2009-built secondhand MR product tankers in April.In general, the company described its first quarter as being “off to a good start”, having posted an adjusted result of USD 9 million, against last year’s USD 1 million in an improving dry cargo market and an unusually weak tanker winter market.”The dry operator business unit continued to deliver a profitable performance in a first quarter market characterized by seasonal weakening. In addition to profit taking in regional markets, dry operator invested in the positioning of vessels into the Atlantic, which we will benefit from in the second quarter.“The tanker business once again outperformed the market generating a break-even result, and Norden maintains the full-year expectations despite increased uncertainty for demand growth due to rising global trade tensions. With low fleet growth and agile business units, Norden is well positioned to make the most of the markets regardless of this,” Norden’s CEO Jan Rindbo said commenting on the results.last_img read more

Centre gives 1yr deadline to states for rolling out one nation one

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has given a one year deadline till June 30, 2020 to states and Union Territories for rolling out the ‘one nation, one ration card’ system, under which beneficiaries can buy subsidised foodgrains from ration shops in any part of the country. Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said already 10 states — Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharasthra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura — are providing portability of Public Distribution System (PDS) entitlements. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony “By next June 30, 2020, ‘one nation, one ration card’ should be implemented without fail in the entire country. We have written letters to the state government to fast track the implementation of this system,” Paswan told reporters. The new mechanism will ensure no poor is deprived of PDS entitlement if that person shifts from one place to another. The system will also help remove fake ration card holders, he added. Paswan further said there are 11 states, including Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, which can easily implement the PDS portability within their state as Point of Sale (PoS) machines have been installed in all ration shops. This is one of the 100-days agenda of the Modi 2.0 government, he added. Since November 2016, the government is implementing the National Food Security Act, under which foodgrains are supplied every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1 3 per kg to over 80 crore people in the country.last_img read more

CanadaWide Class Action Launched in Court Today Against Ticketmaster and Live Nation

first_imgThe Ticketmaster class action follows swiftly on the heels of a Competition Bureau of Canada investigation which found that Ticketmaster and Live Nation employ deceptive marketing practices, including the practice of “drip pricing” where consumers pay higher prices than advertised, due to Live Nation/Ticketmaster’s mandatory fees which often inflate the price of a sporting event or concert ticket by more than 20 percent, and in some cases by more than 60 percent.More details from the Competition Bureau investigation are available at Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement CALGARY – Merchant Law Group LLP today launched a national class action litigation against Canada’s two leading online ticket sellers: Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Facebook “On Friday, Merchant Law Group launched a class action litigation which seeks compensation and repayment to affected Canadian residents for all improperly collected fees, due to drip pricing techniques used by Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Canadians always expect to pay the price advertised, whether it’s for buying groceries or tickets to a concert. Ticketmaster and Live Nation collected these fees by advertising a much lower price for tickets, then jacking up the price,” commented Tony Merchant, Q.C.“This case is particularly egregious given the dominant position which these companies hold over online ticket sales. When you consider the millions of sales transactions done by Ticketmaster in Canada each year, the magnitude of this class action becomes clear. Our plaintiff, Micheal Lindenbach, estimates that in the last five years, he has paid more than $1,000 overall in drip fees,” stated Mr. Merchant.Any Canadians who have used Ticketmaster and Live Nation to purchase event tickets, may provide their contact information at a website which also provides further details of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation class action litigation.last_img read more

Security Risk is Low in Morocco Business Travel Risk Map

Rabat – A recent safety map created by International SOS and Control Risks, a global safety and security advisory firm for companies and organizations, provides valuable information regarding travel risks in principal cities in every country across the world.The membership organization works with firms to assess various risks that traveling employees may encounter.The Web based interactive map includes risk status information for several cities in Morocco around three principal domains: medical, travel security and road safety. The map indicates that travel security risk (assumed to be related to personal safety, likelihood of crime, or terrorism activity) in Rabat and all other major cities is considered to be low, while the medical risk is shown to be medium. Road safety risk, however, is shown to be high in the kingdom.Read Also: 2019 Travel Risk Map: Morocco As Safe As European Countries, US, CanadaFor Algiers, Algeria, all three domains were graded as high risk: medical, travel security and road safety. Tunis, Tunisia receives medium risk grades for medical and travel security domains, while the risk is very high in the road safety domain, just like Morocco.Cairo, Egypt received medium risk grades for both medical and travel security domains (though, the western half of Egypt and the northern Sinai received a high risk designation). Road safety risk in the country is designated moderate, slightly better than Morocco.In Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control of the war-torn nation, the grades are low for all three domains. Both medical risk and road safety risk are rated as very high, and the travel security risk is extreme.Finland, Norway and Iceland received the best grades. All three received the low-risk designation for all three domains, according to the map.Areas that pose the greatest risk regarding road safety are Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kazakhstan and Bolivia. European nations, as well as New Zealand, Japan and Australia, received either a low or very low risk designation in this category.Read Also: Morocco is One of the Best ‘Adventure’ Travel Destinations: AustraliansThe countries that ranked as extreme in the security risk domain include: Syria, Mali, Libya, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen. Mexico, Pakistan and parts of India are all ranked as high in this category.Canada, the United States, major parts of Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand are all ranked as low risk in the medical category.Read Also: Holiday Romance or Hypocrisy: Female Sex Tourism in Morocco read more

CGEMs Salaheddine Mezouar Pleads for Tax System Reassessment

Rabat – The General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM) president, Salaheddine Mezouar, has pleaded for a fundamental reassessment of the tax system.“We ask for a fundamental reflection on taxation that can be a powerful lever for regulation, development, and economic equity,” said Mezouar. He was speaking at a meeting on Wednesday at CGEM headquarters where Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Benchaaboun presented an outline of the 2019 Finance Bill.Mezouar said that he reached an agreement with Benchaaboun to establish a tax limit to exempt lower-income people from paying taxes in the first half of 2019. He noted that the meeting must define the outline of a reform to be included in a tax planning law. Mezouar emphasized that businesses today need a “confidence shock”: neutrality of VAT, legal neutrality in tax treatment, and a taxation that does not impact both the restructuring of companies and the progressivity of corporate income tax (IS), which must be sustainable in order to enable small businesses to escape the precariousness of the informal economy.Read also: Morocco’s 2019 Finance Bill Increases Subsidy Fund by 35%He considered that the economy needs incentives to refresh investment. He also regretted that Morocco does not have a tax credit system to encourage research. Mezouar referred to the government’s settlement of MAD 40 billion in VAT debt accumulated in recent years by private sector companies and state-owned enterprises, estimating it will enable “further investments.”Mezouar commended the finance bill’s decreasing the corporate tax rate from 20 percent to 17.5 percent for companies that make a profit between MAD 300,001 and MAD 1,000,000.On the other hand, Benchaaboun insisted on the necessity of giving back confidence to investors and accelerating fiscal reforms.Benchaaboun assured that the government plans to enhance private investment by enacting legislative, organizational, and institutional reforms to improve the business environment.He pointed out that constraints, particularly related to the global rise in oil and gas prices and urgent social projects, will have a direct impact on the financial equilibrium, requiring management to reduce spending and mitigate the burden on the investment budget. read more

UN and development bank partner to assist thousands of European refugees

31 October 2008The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) have partnered to find durable housing, education and health solutions for thousands of European refugees, displaced people and returnees. Signed by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antònio Guterres and CEB Governor Raphaël Alomar in Geneva, the agreement seeks to help those uprooted under UNHCR’s mandate – primarily in European countries hosting large displaced populations, such as Georgia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Under the new arrangement, the CEB will consider financing selected UNHCR projects through grants and loans.Dating back to 1999, the CEB-UNHCR relationship began when the Bank provided emergency water filtration plants and transport for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kosovo. The CEB has since provided €3 million to UNHCR to support programmes aimed at sustainable returns in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as housing and assistance for refugees leaving collective centres in Serbia. Just last month, the Bank also announced funding for UNHCR’s operations in Georgia to provide shelter for the newly displaced population from South Ossetia.“The successful cooperation between the CEB and UNHCR represents an outstanding example of how to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and long-term development activities and sets a model that UNHCR is keen to replicate with other international financial institutions and development actors,” said UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond. read more

Canada could grow into a global leader in marijuana investment on Trudeau

TORONTO — Friendlier laws on medical marijuana use in Canada are already drawing American investment north of the border, and the trend is likely to further ignite if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to allow recreational use of the drug.Poseidon Asset Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund focused squarely on the cannabis space, says it is considering boosting its Canadian holdings following Justin Trudeau’s election win.“We have one core holding up there currently but we would love to expand that,” says Morgan Paxhia, the hedge fund’s founding partner and chief investor.Greg Engel: No need to reinvent the wheel on cannabisLegalizing marijuana in Canada will be ‘a lot harder to implement than you think’: Colorado officialCanada’s budding marijuana industry could blossom into a $5-billion market if Liberals make recreational pot legalSouth of the border, Poseidon invests only in businesses that are “one step away from touching the leaf,” such as producers of cooling systems used in marijuana production facilities or vaporizer technology.That’s because despite the fact that a number of states — including Oregon, Colorado and Washington — have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, U.S. federal laws that prohibit the drug leave cannabis producers operating in a legal grey zone.“We wouldn’t want to put our (investors) at risk with that exposure in the United States,” says Paxhia. “That’s why Canada is of interest to us, because we can then participate in that growth.”Experts say American institutional investors looking for cannabis plays are heading north, where medical access to the drug is legal countrywide, to avoid running afoul of U.S. federal laws or sinking their money into companies that could be shut down by U.S. federal authorities.“That’s a theme we’ve been seeing for a long time — foreign investors investing in Canadian companies, to the point that most of the capital raised now for Canadian companies comes from overseas,” says Khurram Malik, a Jacob Securities analyst who tracks the medical cannabis space.Trudeau’s election win could accelerate that trend further says Alan Brochstein, the founder of 420 Investor and communications and marketing firm New Cannabis Ventures.“Canada really has a chance to be a global leader here,” says Brochstein.Some companies that operate in the U.S. have even started listing their shares on Canadian markets in the hopes of capturing more investment dollars.“That’s part of the rationale of listing in Toronto, because we can attract U.S. investment in Toronto,” says Don Robinson, CEO of Golden Leaf Holdings, a cannabis extracts producer currently operating in Oregon.Golden Leaf, which has plans to expand across North America, listed its shares on the alternative Canadian Securities Exchange on Oct. 14. under the symbol GLH.Nutritional High International Inc., a company that sells marijuana edibles to recreational users in the U.S., has been trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange since March, even though edible cannabis products are not currently legal north of the border.“You’re going to see a lot of U.S. marijuana companies listing on the Canadian exchanges up here,” says Malik, noting that Canada has a high number of legitimate cannabis companies trading on its stock markets relative to other countries.So (cannabis companies) are looking for a market where their legitimate peers are trading and that happens to be Canada“If you go to the OTC pink sheets in the U.S. there’s probably over 100 names, but a lot of those are pretty sketchy,” says Malik. “So (cannabis companies) are looking for a market where their legitimate peers are trading and that happens to be Canada.”However, Braden Perry, a lawyer who specializes in government compliance, says even investing in Canadian cannabis firms could spell trouble for American funds.“If you have U.S. money invested in a product that is illegal in the United States, repatriating that money could be considered a money laundering violation,” said Perry, a partner in Kansas City-based law firm Kennyhertz Perry, LLC.However, Perry adds that the issue is a complicated one.“I don’t want to be accusing people of breaking the law when I don’t know exactly what they’re doing.” read more

For Ohio State mens tennis all roads run through Illinois

The Ohio State men’s tennis team will look to avenge its most recent Big Ten loss as it prepares to take on rival Illinois later this week. The No. 5 Buckeyes (24-2, 7-0) have not lost a conference match since April 29, 2012, when the team came up short against Illinois (12-8, 5-2), 4-3, in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament championship match in Evanston, Ill. Having secured a 7-0 shutout victory against the Illini earlier in the regular season, many felt the regular season conference champion Buckeyes were robbed of their seventh-consecutive tournament crown. Reflecting on the loss, OSU coach Ty Tucker said that he remembers players’ attitudes to have been the major contributing factor. “I remember the attitudes not being there. It (was) a windy, cold day, the ball’s not going through the air fast, we’d beat (Illinois) pretty badly earlier on (in Columbus) in the regular season … then we got (to Evanston), and it’s probably a 48, 49 degree day … and we got outfought. When they were fighting us hard and standing up to us, we looked to not have a good attitude,” Tucker said. Tucker said many of his top performers, such as junior Blaz Rola and senior Connor Smith, lost close matches against Illinois and exhibited “frustrated” behaviors and “deer in the headlights” looks. Rola said the tournament loss to the Illini was one of the program’s hardest losses during his time at OSU. “For the last three years I’ve been here, the final against Illinois was not only the toughest match to lose, but we weren’t even close to our standards. I think that hurt us the most,” he said. The opportunity to avenge last season’s upset loss is what has fueled the Scarlet and Gray squad for much of the 2013 campaign. “We are really, really motivated. I heard guys (on the team) talking about it through the whole year, and we are really excited to play (Illinois),” Rola said. Redshirt junior Peter Kobelt said he is certain OSU will not underestimate its conference rival when they face off this Friday. “After what happened last year, there will be no (underestimating) happening. We’re going to take them just as seriously as we would take any other Big Ten team,” Kobelt said. “(Illinois) plays well at home, they bring out great crowds, and they really rally off each other, so we’ll be ready to go.” Even with the Buckeyes’ increased focus and motivation toward the Illinois rematch, Tucker and his squad still anticipate a close, hard-fought match. OSU sits atop the Big Ten standings, with the Illini slotted in third place. “In the 16 years I’ve been here as an assistant coach and head coach, Illinois has set the standard. Illinois won a national title, Illinois was the last one to beat us at home, Illinois was the last one to beat us in the Big Ten. All roads always go through Illinois, and it doesn’t matter – it’s like an Ohio State-Michigan football game,” he said. Tucker also mentioned that Illinois’ coach, Brad Dancer, is someone he played tennis against growing up and has known for about 30 years. Tucker said if Friday’s match at Illinois is played outside, the weather could play a factor into the outcome and flow of play. The weather is expected to be cloudy in Champaign, Ill., with a high temperature of 48 degrees and 20 mph winds, according to “If you play tennis in the Big Ten and you play outside, the ball is going to blow around and the conditions are going to be tough to beat, and it’s not going to be clean tennis,” Tucker said. All else set aside, players’ mentality will be the deciding factor as to who comes out on top, Tucker said. “We just hope that (for) these guys, the motivation will be there from what happened in the Big Ten finals last year, and they’ll understand that Illinois is going to fight. No matter what happens – playing great or playing bad – that you can’t lose the level of intensity or fight.” OSU’s match against Illinois is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Friday in Champaign, Ill. read more

Meyer addresses new talent and expectations in morning session of Big Ten

Urban Meyer (far left) joins other coaches of the Big Ten conference for photos at the 2016 Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Courtesy of Colin Hass-Hill | Lantern TV assistant sports directorCHICAGO — After offering his condolence to both the Nebraska and Michigan State football programs following the tragedy that befell both teams, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got right down to business addressing his 2016 squad.Meyer opened his first media session of the day by discussing the magnitude of the departure of players the Buckeyes sustained after the end of the 2015 season. Many of the lost players were in starting roles. Only six total starters from last season, three on each side of the ball, will be suiting up with the Scarlet and Gray this fall.“Forty-four of our players, which is over half of our scholarships, are kids that never played in a game,” Meyer said. “So we have to get them ready. So our practices are going to be much different.”All six returning members for OSU are battle tested, with all three returning starters on offense competing in the 2014 national championship run for OSU. Junior cornerback Gareon Conley played in 13 games last year, junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan blossomed into one of the top linebackers in the nation in 2015, and fourth-year junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis led the team in sacks.Fresh on the minds of many, Meyer fielded the question that most individuals in attendance were curious about; if Bri’onte Dunn has any chance of coming back.“There is no chance,” Meyer said. With Dunn gone, Meyer said he will include both junior Curtis Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson as candidates for the backfield role. In terms of legitimate running backs on the team, the fifth-year OSU coach seems to be leaning towards redshirt freshman Mike Weber as his go-to guy this season.“I think so. His performance in spring, his issue is he has to stay healthy.” Meyer said after being asked if Weber would start in 2016. “I like where he’s at. I don’t like, I love where he’s at as far as the physical condition he’s in.”Weber will have a tall task in front of him trying to fill the void left by Ezekiel Elliott. The Cass Tech High School graduate had a solid spring game performance, and his impressed his coaches and peers alike. With fifth-year senior center Pat Elflein and fourth-year junior guard Billy Price at the lead of the offensive line, the remaining positions in the trenches are up for grabs. However, Meyer hinted towards the role of a true freshman in a vital role.“I can’t wait to watch our offensive line. Michael Jordan is probably going to be — a true freshman — will be in our starting lineup.” Meyer said. “From what I’ve seen, his development since he got here in January is outstanding.”Meyer also raved about the talent of his receiving unit coming into the year, saying they are “as good as we’ve had.” Players expected to take on starting roles, redshirt sophomore Noah Brown and sixth-year senior Corey Smith, are both coming off of injuries last year.“Talent shouldn’t be an issue. It’s consistent performance and playing when it’s showtime is going to be key.” Meyer said.Meyer unaware of Franklin’s commentsWhen asked about the criticism Penn State coach James Franklin had on the recruiting of OSU and Michigan and how it impacted the recruiting of the Nittany Lions, Meyer had little to say. Franklin spoke to the Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle last month, and claimed OSU, Michigan and Michigan State negatively recruited against Penn State. Meyer was clearly shocked by the statements when asked about the claims and if the Buckeyes were intentionally impacting Penn State recruiting.“Absolutely not, and that’s the first time I’ve heard of that,” Meyer said. “I’ll address that with coach Franklin if that is an issue. That’s a pretty strong allegation that I’ve not heard yet.”Franklin told FOX Sports that his words were misinterpreted, and that two separate quotes were combined into one to create the allegation against OSU and other programs. read more

Why Bletchley Park codebreakers were encouraged to fall in love

first_imgA book which belonged to Alan TuringCredit:John Lawrence Mavis and Keith Batey met at Bletchley Park The main house at Bletchley Park as it is nowCredit: John Lawrence But these strict rules did not prevent lovers from different huts from developing relationships. On the contrary, Mr McKay said his research had found that the park’s directors fed blossoming romances in an effort to keep codebreakers happy and healthy. One famous couple who met there, Mavis Lever and Keith Batey, were even given a dedicated area of the canteen where they could canoodle. Ms Lever, who later became Mrs Batey when the couple married, was an accomplished linguist whose talent with the German language led her to work at Bletchley. At the age of just 19 she made a significant breakthrough, breaking into the Italian Naval Enigma system and uncovering a plan to attack a Royal Navy convoy.  Mr McKay said: “I asked Keith and Mavis Batey, whose eyes met across the Enigma machine, whether the authorities were concerned about their romance, because they worked in different huts, were they worried there might be accidental crossover [of information]. “And Mrs Batey said actually no, the authorities did everything in their power to encourage the romance, to the extent of setting up special places in the canteen for them. “I think they felt that romance was a healthy thing, and it was fantastic to have that in such a pressurised environment. So while there was security there was also a very real understanding of human psychology and human needs.  Speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Sinclair McKay said that his interviews with the codebreakers who worked there revealed that the Buckinghamshire base had been a “hotbed of romance”. Mr McKay said the British female codebreakers were captivated by the American cryptographers who came to help dismantle Nazi Germany’s famous enigma code. “The cliches really are true – British women, and Bletchley’s women were no exception, were bowled over by the influx of American men,” he said. Mr McKay explained how tight security protocols meant each individual codebreaker had little sense of the wider context of their work.  Bletchley’s most famous resident was Cambridge scholar Alan Turing, who was played by Benedict Cumberbatch in 2014 film the Imitation Game, which charts his team’s successful efforts to crack the “unbreakable” German enigma code. Cumberbatch was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal, but it may not have been wholly accurate, claimed Mr McKay.  The main house at Bletchley Park as it is now Turing was prosecuted for his homosexuality and killed himself at the age of 42, leaving us with a “melancholic” impression, he said.”What Cumberbatch didn’t quite pick up on was that at Bletchley, and just after Bletchley, Alan Turing had actually been quite a cheery soul. He was mischevious, he was funny, he had a laugh that was so irritating that it could make people leave the room,” he added.  Mavis Batey pictured in 2011Credit:Andrew Crowley Alan Turing while at Sherborne school, aged 16 in 1928center_img A book which belonged to Alan Turing Mavis Batey pictured in 2011 Alan Turing while at Sherborne school, aged 16 in 1928Credit:AFP “The romances would make your head spin – the park was stuffed with them”.At its peak around 10,000 people worked at Bletchley Park, 75 per cent of whom were women.  Each “hut” did not communicate with those in other groups for fear of spreading information that could allow an individual to become too well-informed. Mavis and Keith Batey met at Bletchley Park They worked long hours, often throughout the night, but were encouraged to have an active social life and many enjoyed dancing and socialising during their time off. Mr Sinclair said another codebreaker, Sheila MacKenzie, a 19-year-old linguist from Scotland, “devoted some of her off-duty hours to Highland dancing, where she met hut six codebreaker Oliver Lawn. What followed was decades of happy marriage.”Bletchley gave many young women a voice at a time when it was hard for many women to be heard professionally.”While the park was a more egalitarian workplace than was usual, with young women able to challenge their older male colleagues, one group was dismayed to learn that they had been nicknamed Dilly’s Fillies, after the leader of their unit Dillwyn Knox. Bletchley Park’s codebreakers were actively encouraged to fall in love with each other because authorities thought it would help the war effort, a historian has revealed. The Second World War base has become legendary for its success at dismantling German and Japanese codes, which is thought to have shortened the war by two years and saved thousands of lives. But it was also “stuffed” with blossoming romances – which, far from being frowned upon, were encouraged by the park’s directors, according to a leading historian.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Jamaica 4 cops held for 17M jewellery heist

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFly Jamaica pilot did not declare emergency – Preliminary reportNovember 20, 2018In “latest news”Jamaica boots 405September 12, 2016In “latest news”CPL 2017: Tallawahs new owner confident team will ‘repeat as champions in 2017’July 25, 2017In “latest news” (Jamaica Observer) Four policemen have been detained in connection with a robbery in Hellshire, St Catherine, last week when thieves made off with $17 million worth of jewellery, US$5,500 in cash, and other items.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency confirmed yesterday that the officers had been taken into custody, but their identities have not yet been released.Victims of the robbery — two senior citizens who returned to Jamaica three years ago after living in the United States for more than 40 years — had been visiting relatives in Florida, United States, when a neighbour who went to water their plants noticed things amiss and informed them of the break-in at their house last Monday.The couple, who requested anonymity, had planned to travel from Florida to New York, but cancelled that trip and returned to Jamaica on Tuesday evening.They reported the matter at the Hellshire Police Station on Wednesday but things only got worse.The elderly woman told the Jamaica Observer on Thursday that when she was summoned to her door by men dressed in police uniform, Wednesday night, she thought they had come to take additional statements.“About little after 8:00 I heard my name called three times, and I called my husband and said there is someone calling. My husband opened the door [and] there were three men — two very tall — dressed like police officers in full blue. I got up and went to the door because they didn’t identify themselves. They didn’t say where they are from and I had already spoken to a detective about the break-in. They ignored me, [but] I insisted on asking where they’re from and they said Portmore,” the woman related.“I said this is Hellshire, and Hellshire cops came, crime unit came Monday, and I spoke to the detective. In fact, he left here at five o’clock, so I don’t understand.“At that point I got uncomfortable and I backed in. As soon as I backed in the three men rushed my husband. He was right before me and they pushed him up to me, then pushed us into the bedroom.”She said the men ordered them to lie face down and not to make eye contact. “I heard footsteps running in, ‘bap, bap, bap’. They had big guns and they put a cushion over my husband’s head and put the gun at the back of his head. I started praying aloud. They told me, ‘Shut up, shut up’,” she related last week.Insisting that she felt she was being targeted, the woman said she was terrified.According to the woman, the $17 million worth of jewellery, receipts for some of the jewellery, US$5,500, bank statements, among other things, were stolen between Sunday and Wednesday night.She said: “Seven million dollars worth of jewellery was taken Sunday night. They emptied a draw and [took] everything — watches, rings, jewellery sets. Then they came back (Wednesday) for the other bag that I had secured with [another $10 million worth of jewellery],” she told the Observer.The US$5,500, said the elderly woman, would have been taken the Wednesday night when men dressed like police assaulted her and her husband and searched the house.“They have cleaned me out; only God knows what’s next. They even took toiletries, my wigs, make-up, and alcohol,” she said.The St Catherine South police are investigating. read more

Poland without Tomasz Roszinsky at the Euro in Serbia

← Previous Story Croatian legend, Niksa Kaleb: France, Denmark, Croatia and Serbia for the medals” Next Story → EHF EURO 2012: A List of “TOP 10” Handball Stars! Another blow for the Polish team. After Szmal and Lijewski are out of the team due to injuries, now the newest blow is Tomasz Roszinsky, Vive Kielce’s back. He will out of the court due to hand injury, and this means that the fans in Serbia won’t see him at this Euro. Bogdan Wenta will be facing lots of problems completing the list for the Euro 2012, as three key players are already missing.

Croaky Horror Show How Britains newspapers are covering the latest Brexit defeat

first_img Tomorrow’s front page: Theresa May’s rejigged Brexit plan croaked after hardline Tory MP’s inflicted another devastating defeat.— The Sun (@TheSun) March 12, 2019 By Órla Ryan Source: BBC News (UK)/Twitter BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May suffered another Brexit loss last night, with the House of Commons again voting against the Withdrawal Agreement struck between her government and the European Union.Despite additional assurances about the backstop element of the deal, legal advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox yesterday added to the likelihood it would be rejected once more. In the end, it was voted down by 391 votes to 242 – a loss of 149.MPs will today vote on whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal, and there will be a further possible vote on extending Article 50 – delaying Brexit – tomorrow.On foot of her latest defeat, May features on the front page of many British newspapers today.Some of the headlines include the phrases The House of Fools, Out of Control, Driven to Despair and Croaky Horror Show (referencing May’s sore throat as she spoke yesterday). 30,059 Views Wednesday’s i – “Out of control” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 12, 2019 Wednesday’s TIMES: “Driven to despair” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 12, 2019 The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph ‘May clings on despite a second humiliating defeat’ #tomorrowspaperstoday— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 12, 2019 ‘Croaky Horror Show’: How Britain’s newspapers are covering the latest Brexit defeat A glum Theresa May features on many front pages this morning. Wednesday 13 Mar 2019, 7:11 AM The Guardian front page, Wednesday 13 March 2019: Another huge defeat for May. And just 16 days until Brexit— The Guardian (@guardian) March 12, 2019 Tomorrow’s front page: Brexit delay mayhem #tomorrowspaperstoday— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) March 12, 2019 Source: Allie Hodgkins-Brown/Twitter Source: The Sun/Twitter Wednesday’s Daily MAIL: “The House Of Fools” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 12, 2019center_img Source: Daily Express/Twitter Source: The Telegraph/Twitter Source: Allie Hodgkins-Brown/Twitter Wednesday’s FT: “May loses control of Brexit after MPs throw out revamped deal” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday (via @AllieHBNews)— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 12, 2019 Source: Daily Mirror/Twitter 30 Comments As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Here’s tomorrow’s @Daily_Express front page: – How much more of this can Britain take? #TomorrowsPapersToday— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 12, 2019 Source: The Guardian/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 13th 2019, 7:11 AM Share105 Tweet Email Short URL Source: Allie Hodgkins-Brown/Twitterlast_img read more

Slide Google investit dans un éditeur de jeux pour réseaux sociaux

first_imgSlide : Google investit dans un éditeur de jeux pour réseaux sociauxÉtats-Unis – Google fait un nouveau pas en direction du social gaming. Le géant américain a racheté Slide, un éditeur de jeux sur réseaux sociaux. Coût de l’opération : 182 millions de dollars.Plus de doutes : Google prépare son arrivée sur le marché des réseaux sociaux. A l’instar de Facebook et Twitter, la firme de Mountain View prépare son entrée avec des jeux en ligne. Pour ce faire, elle a racheté l’éditeur de jeux Slide pour pas moins de 182 millions de dollars. L’entreprise est expérimentée dans ce domaine puisque, depuis sa création en 2005, elle a engendré des dizaines d’applications pour les internautes. Google avait déjà racheté Zynga, le créateur de Farmville, en juillet dernier pour 100 millions de dollars. Le réseau social GoogleMe écrasera-t-il la concurrence ?Le 10 août 2010 à 12:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

55 000 ans durine de mammifère pour étudier le climat

first_img55 000 ans d’urine de mammifère pour étudier le climatAccumulée 550 siècles au fond d’un nid, de l’urine de daman livre une foule d’informations sur le paléoclimat de l’Afrique-du-Sud. Le pollen et le gaz qu’elle renferme permet aux chercheurs d’établir de solides estimations des températures de jadis. L’impact de nombreux évènements climatiques arctiques et islandais se retrouve ainsi jusque dans ce nid de l’hémisphère sud.Quand les damans n’amusent pas les touristes au sommet de la Montagne de la Table en Afrique-du-Sud, ces mammifères aident les scientifiques grâce… à leur urine. Si leur aspect évoque l’improbable croisement entre une marmotte et un cochon d’Inde, les procavia capensis sont des animaux sociaux ongulés de l’ordre des hyracoïdes. Des chercheurs ont trouvé dans un de leurs nids une couche d’urine qui remonte sans discontinuité jusqu’à il y a 55 000 ans. Cette découverte peu ragoutante fournit de précieuses informations sur l’histoire du climat dans cette région du monde.”Les damans urinent chaque jour au même endroit, explique au Guardian Brian Chase de l’université de Montpellier. Le point crucial est que leur urine est épaisse et visqueuse et qu’elle sèche très vite. Elle contient surtout des pollens, des morceaux de feuilles, d’herbes, ainsi que des bulles de gaz qui fournissent une image claire du climat de l’époque.” Connaitre l’état de la flore permet en effet de donner de très sérieuses estimations de la température d’une période révolue.De l’Arctique à l’Afrique-du-SudGrâce à ces données, l’équipe de Brian Chase a pu remonter le fil du climat du sud de l’Afrique et constater l’impact qu’ont eu sur la région certains évènements connus. “Il y a eu plusieurs phénomènes peu de temps après la fin de la dernière glaciation, lorsque que la température a chuté en Arctique, poursuit-il. Cela était dû à l’épanchement dans l’océan de grands lacs de glace fondue.” À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”L’impact a été immense en Europe du Nord, continue le chercheur, mais nous ne savions pas comment le reste de la planète avait été affecté. Grâce à l’urine des damans de cette période, nous avons la réponse. L’Afrique-du-Sud a subi un refroidissement significatif à cette période, il en est probablement allé de même pour le reste de la planète.” Cette étude montre des changements brusques de température qui s’élèvent jusqu’à 16 degrés en quelques décennies. Afin de bien synchroniser la trouvaille et les évènements climatiques connus, les chercheurs se sont calés sur 80 éruptions répertoriées de volcans islandais sur 115 000 ans. Comme quoi, la science parvient même à faire le lien entre une litière et un volcan.Le 17 février 2013 à 13:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Donovan Correctional Facility inmates provide bikes for kids

first_imgDonovan Correctional Facility inmates provide bikes for kids November 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Inmates at the Donovan Correctional Facility raised thousands of dollars to purchase bikes for their “Bikes for Kids” program.Members of the Salvation Army pick 200 children from low-income families who are doing well in school to receive a special breakfast and a new bike.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries was there. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE Greg Bendel Holds Successful Campaign Rally With Positive Message

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Selectman Greg Bendel, running for re-election in Saturday’s Town Election, held a successful campaign rally on Wednesday, April 17 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall. More than 100 supporters were in attendance.Bendel was introduced by former Wilmington School Committee member and longtime Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Robert Peterson Sr.“Over the past three years, I’ve watched Greg mature into a wonderful politician and a wonderful young man,” Peterson told the crowd. “I knew from my experiences with Greg at Shawsheen Tech that he was a great kid and a kid of great character. Greg’s character — along with his patience, compassion, and kindness — have been on exhibit for everyone in the town to see.”“Greg told me he’s committed to following the process. He told me that if you follow the process, things will turn out exactly the way they’re supposed to,” added Peterson. After surprising Robert Peterson with a birthday gift, candidate Greg Bendel addressed his crowd of supporters.“I just can’t tell you how appreciative I am to have you all here to support me and my family for re-election to the Board of Selectmen…. It motivates me to finish the last 10 days strong,” said Bendel.Bendel recognized his family and several current and former elected officials, including Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Jim Gillis; Wilmington School Committee members Jo Newhouse and Jennifer Bryson; Wilmington Housing Authority member Bob DiPasquale; Wilmington Town Moderator Rob Peterson; former Selectmen Lou Cimaglia, Mike Champoux, Mike Newhouse, and Judy O’Connell; the family of former Selectman Ed Loud; Selectman Jonathan Eaton; Selectman Kevin Caira; State Representative Sean Garballey, and Woburn City Councilor Eddie Tedesco.“Selectman Kevin Caira has been a great colleague of mine,” noted Bendel. “I look forward to supporting him on April 27. I hope you all join me in supporting Kevin Caira.”“I’m standing on the shoulders of hundreds of volunteers who have come before me and served their time. This is just my small way of giving back,” said Bendel. “We’re real fortunate to be raising our two daughters — Charlotte and Grace — here in Wilmington. I want them to have to the experience we had growing up.  My parents, and my community, raised my brother and I up to be the men that we are. We will be forever grateful. As an adult, I’ve done everything I could to give back to the community that raised me. ”“I’m really proud of all the things we’ve done on the Board of Selectmen over the past three years. I’ve learned a lot. If I’m given the opportunity for a second time around, I can be even more effective,” continued Bendel. “The thing that I’ve learned the most is nobody does anything by themselves. Anybody who tells you differently is a fool. On the Board, you have to work with others. We’re just five representatives from the community. We don’t do anything without your help, support and input. I’d like to think that I’ve listened and worked with each person in this room to try to improve our town.”Bendel discussed some of his priorities, including budgeting conservatively; adequately funding public education and public safety; making infrastructure improvements; economic development; and supporting veterans and seniors.“I recognize I represent a younger generation of public officials. I feel obligated from my age group to give back. And I hope to influence a younger person to get involved,” added Bendel. “We need volunteerism in this town. It’s one of the hallmarks of our community. It’s what makes Wiilmington so wonderful.”“Not only do we have an opportunity to win this election, I think we have a great opportunity to send a clear message about how we want this town to move forward in a positive direction,” concluded Bendel.Former Selectman Lou Cimaglia was the evening’s final speaker.“Greg doesn’t say a lot of ‘I and me.’ It’s usually ‘us and we. And he’s always talking positively” observed Cimaglia. “That’s Greg. I’ve known Greg for a long time now. He’s always been interested in helping and volunteering… This town is a positive town. And Greg’s a positive kid.”“Greg and Kevin have done yeoman’s work on this board over the past 3 years,” continued Cimaglia. “It ain’t easy with social media now and the negative ridiculousness, but they do their job and get their work done. Beyond that, they are at everything. I’ve seen Greg flipping eggs for a breakfast at Local Heroes as Kevin was coming in next for the Sons of Italy dinner.”“Greg and Kevin are doing this for the right reasons,” concluded Cimaglia. “I think we, as a town, need to send a positive message that the negative nonsense doesn’t work. Vote for Greg. Vote for Kevin. The stuff you’re seeing on Facebook isn’t true. It’s terrible to slander these two men’s names over a certain project, a project they didn’t even vote on. These are the two men that should be in those two seats. We have to do what’s best for the town.”Handout from the Bendel Campaign RallyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Robert Peterson Sr. Supports Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Telangana soars high on Religious Tourism

first_imgFormed in June 2014, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) has achieved one of the highest growth rates in the country’s tourism sector. The state has attracted double the number of pilgrims from all parts of the country and the world in 2015, as compared to that of 2014.As many as 1.2 crore tourists visited the state last year, which includes 36 lakh tourists who visited the popular Buddhist, Jain and other religious sites spread across the state’s 10 districts.A major chunk of the tourist footfall last year owes credit to the Godavari Maha Pushkaram, which is observed once in 12 years and thus observed plenty of pilgrims and travellers alike. About 10 lakh domestic and international tourists had taken a dip in the Godavari during the Pushkaram.Right from the green belt to the lakes to the pilgrimages, Telangana has it all. Besides promoting the famous attractions, the state’s tourism board has been promoting some of the most lesser-known places also.The other religious sites that contributed to the boost in Religious Tourism include Nagarjunakonda, Nagarjuna Sagar, Bijgir Sharif Dargah in Karimnagar, Kazipet Dargah, the three-foot idol cut out of a single jade stone in Kolanupaka and a few other popular Buddhist and Jain destinations spread across the state.last_img read more