Tejaswi Yadav will not resign as Deputy CM, says RJD

first_imgAfter a legislature party meeting in Patna, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) asserted that Tejaswi Yadav, younger son of party chief Lalu Prasad, will not resign from the post of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister. On Friday last, the CBI filed an FIR against Mr. Yadav and conducted a raid at 10 Circular Road in Patna, where he lives with his father and mother, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi.“The CBI raid is a ploy to destabilise the grand alliance government in Bihar…these days, those who raise their voice against the BJP face such coercive acts by the central government…we’ll fight the BJP and chase them away from power”, senior RJD leader and State’s Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told journalists at the end of the party meeting at Mr. Prasad’s residence.All party MLAs, MPs and senior leaders were present at the meeting, which lasted for nearly two hours. Mr. Siddiqui asserted that with such coercive acts, the RJD would emerge much stronger. “Jab jab RJD per is tarah ka humla hua hai…RJD aur majboot ho ke nikla hai  [whenever such attacks had happened against RJD… the party has come out more stronger]”, he said.“The question of Tejaswi Yadav’s resignation did not come up at the meeting…he is leader of our legislative party in the State legislature….why should he resign?…there is no question of it”, said party leaders coming out of the meeting. The issue of how to make the party’s proposed mega rally, BJP hatao, Desh bachao” , on August 27 a grand success was discussed, they said.All eyes on JD(U)Soon after the RJD made its move clear, senior Janata Dal (United) leaders such as R.C.P. Singh, State party chief Basistha Narayan Singh and Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh were seen rushing to 1, Anne Marg, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence.Mr. Kumar has not come out with any comments on the CBI raids.The JD(U) has called a core committee meeting on Tuesday and political observers believe that at that crucial meeting Mr. Kumar might take some decision. Senior JD(U) leader and party’s Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav has said that efforts were on to “destabilise the grand alliance government in Bihar by the BJP-led Central government”.Will kick off movement against Deputy CM: BJPThe BJP has said they would take the issue to the village level and kick off a movement against the ”tainted” Deputy Chief Minister of the State.“The BJP will apprise the people of the corruption done by Mr. Prasad and his family members”, said State BJP president Nitya Nand Rai.The BJP would “put pressure on Mr. Kumar to sack Mr. Tejaswi Yadav. If Mr. Tejaswi Yadav does not resign, it will put a question mark on the clean image of Mr. Kumar”, he added.last_img read more

Mumbai Police earn accolades from Sachin Tendulkar for braving torrential rain

first_imgLife never stops in Mumbai. Maximum City has been pounded by the famous three-digit monsoon this week but the locals went about their lives, thanks in no small measure to brave policemen in the city.Despite heavy showers lashing the city, Mumbai Police personnel were out at key traffic intersections to guide drivers through slippery and risky roads.Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is a Mumbaikar, was out for a drive and recorded the policemen hard at work and tweeted the video.Come rain or shine @mumbaipolice is truly dedicated to our safety&well being (even in the rains) I salute them all! pic.twitter.com/jHpmCdzBPk sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 20, 2016Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013 and is the only man with 200 Test matches and 100 international hundreds, also happens to have the most international runs.A Member of Parliament at Rajya Sabha, Tendulkar voices his appreciation for the armed and police forces regularly.Recently, Tendulkar tweeted to express his condolences to after 18 Armymen were killed in an attack carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists in Uri.Heartfelt condolences to the families of our martyrs who lost their lives protecting us. Praying for peace! #UriAttacks sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 19, 2016last_img read more

CSK pacer Deepak Chahar creates IPL record with 20 dot balls vs KKR

first_imgChennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar on Tuesday created the record for bowling the most dot balls in an innings in Indian Premier League (IPL).The right-arm medium-fast bowler created the record against Kolkata Knight Riders as he bowled 20 dot balls.The player was at his lethal best as he dismissed Knight Riders’ batsmen Chriss Lynn (0), Robin Uthappa (6) and Nitish Rana (0).Also Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni doesn’t tell you much but gives key inputs, says Deepak ChaharThe 26-year-old was also able to bowl five dot balls in the 19th over of the Knight Riders’ innings and he was able to bog down the big-hitter Andre Russell.This spell by Chahar enabled CSK to reduce KKR to just 108 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets.CSK were able to chase down the score relatively easily as they shrugged off the target in the 18th over by seven wickets and with 16 balls to spare.With this win, CSK goes to the top of the league standings. Out of the six matches played, the team has been able to record wins in five matches.CSK next take on Rajasthan Royals on April 11 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Also Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi take a nap at airport after another late night finishAlso Read | MS Dhoni slams Chennai pitch again: Don’t want to play on wickets like theseAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzlelast_img read more

CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST ASSAULT SUSPECT

first_imgCHARGES HAVE BEEN DISMISSED AGAINST A SIOUX CITY MAN WHO WAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS MONTH FOR HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN A JUNE ASSAULT THAT SEVERELY INJURED A NEBRASKA MAN.20 YEAR OLD BENJAMIN GALLAUGHER HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY WILLFUL INJURY.ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES LOOMIS FILED A MOTION LAST FRIDAY TO DISMISS THE CHARGE.JUDGE TODD HENSLEY RULED TO ACCEPT THE DISMISSAL.COURT DOCUMENTS STATE GALLAUGHER WAS ONE OF EIGHT PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF ASSAULTING BRADLEY COAN THE NIGHT OF JUNE 22ND OUTSIDE OF COAN’S SISTER’S RIVERSIDE RESIDENCE.POLICE SAY COAN WAS PUNCHED, KICKED AND STRUCK WITH METAL PIPES WHICH CAUSED HIM TO SUFFER A BRAIN INJURY.COAN’S INJURY WAS SO SEVERE HE WAS PLACED INTO A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA.NO OTHER ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE CASE WHICH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Issued A Major Update On Michigan’s Potential NCAA Violations

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan is investigating possible NCAA violations by its student athletes regarding the rumored sale of team-issued shoes – the same violations that got North Carolina football players suspended – but Jim Harbaugh issued a major, promising update on Monday night.The Wolverines’ head coach told reporters on Monday night that he does not expect any of his players to get suspended as a result of the school’s investigation.Michigan announced this past weekend that it was investigating the possible sale of team-issued shoes to the same dealer that had a bunch of team-issued North Carolina shoes.The Wolverines’ investigation into possible sales was not just football-based, but Harbaugh’s team does receive a lot of special shoes.“There were a couple shoes that were reported to be out there, we’ve gone through everybody that’s currently on the roster and they’ve accounted for those pairs of shoes,” Harbaugh told reporters. “The latest (pair) I saw (on the market) was a No. 52 (pair of shoes). There’s nobody currently on the roster that had that number last year.”Harbaugh was then asked directly if he expected any of his players to be suspended.“No,” he said.Michigan opens its 2018 season on a major stage. The Wolverines are set to take on Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 1.ESPN’s College GameDay is set to be there.last_img read more

Squaremouth’s Guide to Getting the Best Travel Insurance in 2019

first_imgSt. PETERSBURG, Fla. January 23, 2019 — Amid growing concerns over extreme weather and the government shutdown affecting travel, many travelers are relying on travel insurance to protect their trip investments. According to Squaremouth data, the number of travelers insuring their trips is at an all-time high, increasing by 24% over last year. As travelers plan their trips for the year ahead, Squaremouth shares their guide to finding the best travel insurance in 2019. Purchase Policies EarlyOne of the most common mistakes made by travelers is purchasing travel insurance too late. Travel insurance only pays Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption benefit claims on policies purchased before a covered event takes place, such as bad weather or illness, so it is key to purchase a policy early in order to get the most out of these benefits. Buying early also increases your chance of being eligible for certain time-sensitive coverages, including the popular Pre-Existing Condition and Cancel For Any Reason benefits. Compare Coverage OptionsTravelers who are offered a policy through their cruise line, airline, or credit card should always compare it with other policies on the market to make sure they are getting the coverage they need at the lowest cost. Coverage from a travel supplier can be similar to that of a third-party provider in terms of cost, but may have limited coverage and fewer benefits. The best way for travelers to find the most comprehensive policy that fits their needs is by shopping around and using a third-party comparison site, such as Squaremouth.com, to compare premiums and coverages. Pick The Least Expensive PolicyA higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean better service or better benefits when it comes to travel insurance. When shopping for a policy, travelers should first decide how much coverage they need for their trip, and then select the least expensive policy that meets their specific needs. For example, there’s typically no need to spend more for a policy with $1 million in Medical Evacuation coverage. In most cases, $100,000 is more than sufficient for your destination. Insure Only Non-refundable CostsTravelers insuring the cost of a trip can expect to spend an average of 7% of their trip cost on a policy, so it is important to remember: the lower the trip cost, the lower the premium. Travelers should only insure costs they would lose if they are unable to travel, such as airfare and hotel costs. For example, if a hotel requires travelers to pay a $200 penalty to cancel a reservation, they should insure just that amount, rather than the full cost of the hotel. Consider An Annual PolicyTravelers planning to take more than two trips in 2019 could save money by choosing an annual travel insurance policy instead of insuring each trip separately. Annual policies typically only provide Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation coverage and come with additional restrictions, such as the length of the longest trip and the number of trips allowed within the coverage period. Therefore, travelers looking for Trip Cancellation coverage or taking trips longer than the specified maximums on the policy would want to opt for a Single Trip Policy.  ABOUT SQUAREMOUTHSQUAREMOUTH compares travel insurance policies from every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third-party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare travel insurance policies side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.comlast_img read more

Maersk CEO: 2016 Needs Better Freight Rates

first_imgThe container shipping industry needs better freight rates so as to be able to recover, CEO of Maersk Group Nils S. Andersen said today commenting on the release of the group’s interim results for the third quarter of 2015 and changing of outlook for business results amid weaker market.Particularly, as indicated by the group, the container shipping market deteriorated beyond the group’s expectations especially in the latter part of Q3 and October and there seem to be no signs of recovery by the end of the year.As a result, Maersk’s preliminary result for Q3 stood at USD 778 mill. with an underlying result of USD 662 mill. The preliminary result for the first nine months is USD 3,436 mill. with an underlying result of USD 3,080 mill.What is more, Maersk adjusted its expectations for the 2015 result, which was expected to reach around USD 4 bn. based on contribution from Maersk Line which was projected to be above USD 2.2 bn. The new outlook has been cut to around USD 3.4 bn. as Maersk Line’s results are expected to be slashed for over half a billion, reaching around USD 1.6 bn.“In terms of the contract base, of course this is unfortunate, because the low rates coincide with  the renegotiation of contracts. I would, however, like to say that this is not the first time we have experienced that, so I wouldn’t overemphasize its importance. It is an irritant, but we will have to overcome it. Of course, the industry needs better rates for 2016,” said Andersen, commenting on the impact of the freight rates.When asked about rates for 2016 and a shift toward spot rates, in addition to potential levers to address this kind of environment, Andersen said that a greater movement toward spot rates is being considered.“We have taken some steps also to reduce our contract coverage a bit. Hence, if the present rate level means that we can’t get contracts that are profitable we will, per se, get a situation where we are more on spot. But it is still early days and we will have to see how things develop,” he added.In Q3 Maersk Line’s average freight rate amounted to 2,163 USD/FFE (2,679 USD/FFE in Q3 2014) and the company carried 2,427,000 FFE (2,401,000 FFE in Q3 2014), lower than expected.The group’s sensitivity guidance for the last six months of 2015 states that the drop in freight rates of 100 USD/FFE will impact Maersk Line’s result negatively by around USD 0.5 bn. and that a volume reduction of 100,000 FFE will see Maersk Line’s result cut by USD 0.1 bn.As a result, Maersk said that initiatives have been taken to adjust Maersk Line’s network accordingly.All other business units maintain their result guidance. World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

CMA CGM Adani Team Up on Mundra Ports New Terminal

first_imgzoom CMA Terminals (CMAT), a part of French shipping giant CMA CGM, and India’s port developer Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) have signed an agreement to jointly operate container terminal 4 at Mundra Port for 15 years.In July 2014, APSEZ and CMAT signed a Joint Venture agreement and have now operationalised the new container terminal named Adani CMA Mundra Terminal Private Limited (ACMTPL). The parties informed that the deal has an option to be extended twice for 10 more years.The partners have completed the CT4 project three months ahead of schedule making Mundra Port the largest container-handling port in the country. The port was already the country’s number one multi-purpose port facility.As the only container terminal on the west coast of India where the world’s largest container ships can call, CT4 has four units of 65 tonnes capacity of rail mounted quay cranes capable of handling 18,000 TEU vessels and super post and ultra large container vessels (ULCV) and an annual capacity of 1.3 million TEUs, CMA CGM informed.“This is a notable milestone for us, as with the commissioning of this terminal, Mundra port will become India’s largest container-handling port. This strategic partnership with CMA CGM in the Container Terminals business brings significant value to Mundra port,” Karan Adani, CEO, APSEZ, said.last_img read more

Canadian MPs condemn Netflix for using LacMegantic images in Bird Box

first_imgOTTAWA — Canadian members of Parliament have passed a unanimous motion condemning Netflix for using images of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in fictional dramas and demanding financial compensation for the Quebec community for using the tragic images without consent.The motion is a stern rebuke from Canada’s Parliament aimed at the online streaming giant, after footage from the 2013 rail explosion that killed 47 people was used in the hit movie Bird Box and the series Travelers.Netflix has apologized for using the images, saying it was not aware of the source of the footage, and has agreed to take steps to avoid using it in future productions.But the company has refused to remove the images from Bird Box, a disaster movie released late last year.On Tuesday, MPs in the House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion demanding that Netflix remove all images of the Lac-Megantic tragedy from its fiction catalogue — a plea that has also been made by Quebec’s culture minister Nathalie Roy and Lac-Megantic Mayor Julie Morin.The motion also demands that Netflix pay compensation to the community of Lac-Megantic for using the disaster for entertainment purposes with no concern for the trauma it would cause to survivors and victims’ families.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up 02 per cent in September

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales edged up 0.2 per cent in September to $58.5 billion, led by gains in the transportation equipment industry.The growth compared with a drop of 0.5 per cent in August.Economists had expected an increase of 0.3 per cent for September, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Sales were up in eight of the 21 industries tracked. The transportation equipment sector increased 3.1 per cent in September, while sales in the chemical sector gained 1.4 per cent.Sales in the machinery industry fell 6.2 per cent, while wood product sales dropped 2.9 per cent.In constant dollars, sales edged down 0.1 per cent, indicating a lower volume of goods sold.last_img

Monk marries using false name

According to the police, the monk had married a 24 year old woman from Udugama two years ago using a false name.The woman had lodged a complaint over the incident with the police yesterday. A monk has been arrested in Nawalapitiya following a complaint that he had married a woman using a false name.The 25 year old monk is attached to a Temple in Aluthgoda, Nawalapitiya, the police media unit said today. The monk is to be produced in court today.

Cruise ship survivor was complaining about her boyfriend after 10 hours in

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. Miss Longstaff, an air hostess from Gloucestershire but now living in Spain, had, according to reports, argued with her partner in the hours before she plunged into the Adriatic from deck seven of the Norwegian Star cruise ship. The passenger who survived ten hours at sea continued to complain about her boyfriend even after being rescued, according to the captain who saved her. She spent nearly ten hours in the waters 60 miles off the coast of Croatia, before a rescue operation involving planes, coastguard and harbour boats found her drifting close to where… Kay Longstaff, 46, had also expressed concern she would have to pay for the rescue mission after being picked up by the Croatian coastguard. read more

Scenes from Holi 2017

Indian High Commission Holi was also celebrated in grand style on the Lawns of the Indian Cultural Center in Bel Air Georgetown just around 12.00 noon yesterday with songs and dance performances by a number of groups.The program hosted by the High Commission of India had in attendance persons from the Diplomatic corps, current and past Members of Parliament and President David Granger who made brief remarks.The President said that that the celebration is even more joyful, this year as the nation commemorates the centenary of the abolition of Indian indentured immigration.“Holi has been a source of solidarity and sustenance, during and beyond the period of indentured immigration… Holi has reinforced the link with the motherland and re-established cultural connections,” he posited. Inset President Granger applying powder to the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Venkatachalam MahalingamHigh commissioner of India to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam in his address said among others things that Holi is not only a festival of colours but also a festival of love. “this is the day that you have the liberty to forget your mind for a while and do what your heart says” he said.See more Carl Croker photos of this event below: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident joins thousands in Phagwah celebrationMarch 7, 2015In “Business”Phagwah messages 2018March 2, 2018In “latest news”Phagwah GreetingsMarch 21, 2019In “latest news” Inspire Inc at the National StadiumInspire Inc’s annual phagwah celebrations held yesterday at the National Stadium Providence, saw a massive crowd of Guyanese in attendance.Yog Mahadeo the brain child of the annual event in his address to the crowd told them “Inspire Inc is proud to remind you that Phagwah the festival of colorsis about harmony and unity.”Yog Mahadeo addressing the gatheringHe further asked the crowd to take some powder and throw it in the air in memory of the Indian ancestors since this is 100 years since the abolition of indentureship.See more Carl Croker photos of this event below: read more

Apple patents hybrid LCD epaper displays for phones and tablets

first_imgOne of the common complaints levied against the iPad by people who love the Amazon Kindle and similar e-readers is that high-contrast e-paper displays can be read in any light, even outdoors, with less eyestrain and glare than you’ll get with an LCD. E-paper display fans also tout the much longer battery life of devices like the Kindle over those of LCD-based tablets because much less power is required to run the e-paper displays.Apple has apparently heard those complaints, and a patent filing recently uncovered has the makings of a way to build a hybrid or combination e-paper and LCD display: one that could change mobile devices and tablets if it works well. The patent is called “Systems and Methods for Switching Between an Electronic Paper Display and a Video Display,” and behind the lingo is technology that could one day allow segments of, or an entire device’s screen to toggle between e-paper mode and LCD mode.According to the patent filing, the system would work by putting a thin, nearly see-through electronic paper screen on top of the LCD display, but underneath the capacitive touch-sensitive panel. This way when the user wants to toggle the e-paper mode, the backlighting for the LCD, which is on the bottom, simply turns down or off, and the only thing on-screen that the users sees is the e-paper display. When the user wants to play a video or bring the screen back to color, toggling the LCD mode will stop current to the e-paper layer and bring up the LCD backlighting.Putting the two displays into layers like this would likely mean slightly thicker devices, but possibly not by much – the displays themselves make up little of the depth of most mobile devices, especially when compared to the battery. What may be an issue however is battery life: even though e-paper displays use less power than traditional LCDs, the act of powering up and dimming the backlight for the LCD may impact the battery life of such devices.Apple reportedly filed for the patent way back in 2009 and is just now making the filing public. That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a new product on the way, but it does mean that Apple is letting the public (and its competitors) know that it’s working on the capability to bring both technologies to bear in its devices, if its possible and cost effective. If the technology does become real, we could very soon find people lined up for an iPad that works like a tablet when you want it to, but will switch over into e-reader mode when you’re outdoors in the park.Read more at Apple Insiderlast_img read more

Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3042403 Share452 Tweet Email Oct 23rd 2016, 5:48 PM A PROTEST AGAINST animal cruelty took place in Cork city today after it was revealed that only two people have been convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year.It comes as campaigners are warning that Ireland has become the “puppy farm capital of Europe”.Seven intelligence-led seizures at Irish ports over the past two months alone have yielded 150 puppies. Source: John Carmody via ARANThe Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald provided figures from the Court Service which showed a huge drop in the number of convictions.In 2013, 23 people were convicted for cruelty to animals. That figure was 21 in 2014 and 16 last year.However, only two people have been convicted from January to July of this year.It was noted that data can only be provided where prosecutors use standard offence codes on criminal case tracking system for cruelty to animals, and the Courts Service cannot report if prosecutors used an uncoded free text code. Source: John Carmody via ARANThe rally was organised by ARAN, Animal Rights Action Network, and aims to highlight the ongoing trade in puppy farms, hare coursing and animals in circuses.ARAN’s John Carmody said, “What will it take for government to have the backbone to stamp out Ireland’s most egregious abuses such as hare coursing, puppy farms, animal-act circuses and fox hunting.Will we continue to see animal abusers get off with a slap on the wrist and the ‘Animal Health and Welfare Act’ just gather dust whilst Ireland stays a haven for those wanting to exploit the hell out of innocent, vulnerable and defenseless animals who want nothing but to be just left alone. Source: John Carmody via ARANThousands of puppies worth hundreds of euros each are being shipped to British ports and then on to mainland Europe every year, many of them secreted in the back of vans and cars.Raids on illegal puppy farms have found cramped conditions, little or no exercise or interaction, poor sanitation and even lack of access to water.Read: 8-week-old puppies seized being exported to Scotland> 9,607 Views By Cliodhna Russellcenter_img Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year In 2013, 23 people were convicted for cruelty to animals. That figure was 21 in 2014 and 16 last year. Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 5:48 PM 73 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

The weirdest and most brilliant pictures sent in by our readers

first_img Oct 23rd 2016, 12:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Mark O’Loughlin‘Notorious’ We also received this sketch from, what we imagine, is a very proud sibling.The caption was short and simple, “Little brother’s sketch of the notorious.”Hello SusieMeet “Susie” the dog, our new training officer. This pic was taken during some live scenario training exercises, we performed this week. Susie was overseeing Paul and Lesley as they practiced some CPR. The weirdest and most brilliant pictures sent in by our readers Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird stuff like this. 38,770 Views http://jrnl.ie/3039554 Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 12:30 PM Share2 Tweet Email 3 Comments OVER HERE AT TheJournal.ie headquarters we sometimes are sent in really, REALLY random stuff.While for the most part our readers send us news tips and pictures that are perfectly relevant and useful, sometimes they’re really not.We used to post some of the weird stuff being sent our way, and we’ve recently started bringing back the randomness.So here’s a look at some of the surprises we got when we opened our inboxes recently:‘Filly Racing’ One reader sent in a picture of this very random poster they spotted down by Grand Canal Square in Dublin.‘Irish Filly Racing’ … gas lads. Can’t beat that 1950s humour.‘Budget time’Another reader sent in this image of how he predicted the budget would be balanced this year. SshhhThis image was sent in with the caption, “Whistle blowing at its finest.”Spooky This eerie image came in from Wicklow with the following caption:“As I was walking through woods near Ashford … I may have spotted a witch.”Read: 22 gorgeous Instagrams that prove you can’t beat Ireland in the autumn> Short URL By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

La Nasa accorde à HP un contrat de 25 milliards de dollars

first_imgLa Nasa accorde à HP un contrat de 2,5 milliards de dollarsL’agence spatiale américaine a accordé à Hewlett-Packard un contrat de 2,5 milliards de dollars (1,9 milliard d’euros). Le fabricant américain va alors fournir à la Nasa la plupart de ses ordinateurs et logiciels. 1,9 milliard d’euros. Il s’agit du montant du contrat accordé par la Nasa à HP, un “contrat à prix fixe avec livraisons et quantités indéfinies (…) avec une période initiale de quatre ans et deux périodes optionnelles de trois”, a précisé la Nasa dans un communiqué. L’agence spatiale américaine indique que le contrat comprend également les opérations de maintenance pour HP. Le géant californien sera ainsi chargé de “gérer, sécuriser et entretenir” l’équipement informatique qu’il aura fourni à la Nasa.Egalement en lice pour ce contrat, l’entreprise Lockheed Martin n’a donc pas été retenue, à sa grande déception, révèle le site BusinessWeek.Selon CNet.com, HP avait déjà remporté un contrat accordé par la Nasa, en 2007. Celui-ci était de 7 ans, et d’une valeur de 4,34 milliards d’euros. Le 30 décembre 2010 à 14:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Resource fair for the homeless on Thursday

first_imgThe annual one-day resource and service fair for homeless people called Project Homeless Connect is happening Thursday. The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 400 S. Andresen Road.It’s a day for unhoused people to connect to a variety of resources in one spot. People will also be able to get haircuts, lunch, dental care, vision care, employment help and clothing at Project Homeless Connect. There will be hourly shuttles from Share House located at 1115 W. 13th St., Friends of the Carpenter at 1600 W. 20th St., and Share Fromhold at 2306 N.E. Andresen Road.To sign up to volunteer at the event, visit www.goconnect.org/phc.The Council for the Homeless will also be doing a one-day count of the area’s homeless population on Thursday.last_img

Vote For Wilmington High Alum John Lynch of WATTS To Perform On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Boston-based band WATTS is one of the top 10 semi-finalists to play The Kiss Kruise VIII.Wilmington High School alum John Lynch (Class of ’95) is the band’s drummer and is a life long KISS fan.The general public can vote in the first round which ends on July 16 at 11:59PM EST. At that point, the top 10 bands will be narrowed down to 5. Out of the 5 remaining bands, 3 get picked to play the Kruise. Please vote for WATTS HERE.Like 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”OBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”PHOTO: Wilmington’s John Lynch & His “Watts” Bandmates Open For Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap TrickIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more