US Eases Rules For Foreign Students; Indian Pupils Stand to Benefit

first_imgThe United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reversed its earlier stand that international STEM students undergoing optional practical training (OPT) cannot be placed at customer work sites. The USCIS made changes on its website on Friday night removing these restrictions, but reiterated that employers need to meet their training obligations. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Nashik set for a humdinger of a mayoral contest today

first_imgThe acrimony between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena is set to cast its shadow on the Nashik mayoral election to be held on Friday.In what is touted to be a humdinger of a contest, the Sena, in league with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties, is trying hard to queer the BJP’s pitch.While the BJP has a clear majority of 65 corporators in the 122-seat Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), it faces a major split in the civic body owing to the machinations of Balasaheb Sanap, former BJP MLA and rebel who dramatically switched to the Sena last month.Mr. Sanap, the former Nashik city unit chief of the BJP, wields considerable clout in the NMC and was the BJP’s first mayor in the NMC as well.The Sena and Mr. Sanap — their Trojan horse — along with the NCP are combining forces to keep the BJP away from power. The Sena has 34 corporators in the NMC, while the Congress and the NCP have six each and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has five.The Nashik drama has been a microcosmic replay of the power struggle going in the State. Earlier this week, the BJP moved all its corporators at a safe remove from Nashik to a resort in Sindhudurg district, the bastion of BJP leader Narayan Rane. However, in a major setback to the BJP, 12 of its corporators, most of whom are said to be close to Mr. Sanap, have not gone to the resort and are reportedly incommunicado.As many as 11 candidates have filed their nomination for the mayoral post, of which six are from the BJP, four from the Sena and one from the Congress. Of them, Kamlesh Bodke, a rebel BJP corporator said to be a protégé of Mr. Sanap, has filed his nomination for both the mayor and the deputy mayor’s post in defiance of the party top brass’ orders.last_img read more

Lionel Messi likely to return for Argentina, linked to Chelsea

first_imgArgentina superstar Lionel Messi is likely to return to international football in November 2016, according to reports in Argentine daily La Nacion.Messi shocked the world by calling it quits from international football after his team failed to pass the final hurdle in Copa America 2016 against Chile. Following a missed penalty chance in the title clash, Messi announced ‘for me the national team is over’.However, Messi’s Argentina teammate, who has chosen to be unnamed, revealed the 29-year-old star is eyeing the 2018 World Cup and would return for the World Cup qualifier game against Brazil on November 10.”He is going to return, and he has Russia 2018 as an obsession,” Messi’s teammate was quoted as saying.LINKED TO CHELSEA Also, Messi is set to make another massive career move in the coming weeks. After his father Jorge and himself were sentenced to 21 months in prison for defrauding the Spanish tax office of 4.1 million euros, Messi is likely to leave Spain and pursue his career elsewhere. (Also read: Lionel Messi to leave Spain) Premier League giants Chelsea are looking to make use of the situation and grab the star striker for a record price, according to reports. Jorge had met with Blues’ owner Roman Abramovich in the last ten days to discuss a possible deal. Chelsea have promised to pay Messi a whopping 800,000 Euros-a-week to secure his services.Speculations are rife Messi was upset with Barcelona for not supporting him enough during the tax fraud case.La Liga president Javier Tebas, who defended Messi’s innocence, has not ruled out Messi’s exit from Spain. “Of course I fear that (Messi) could leave, but the only thing I can tell him is that from La Liga we believe he isn’t guilty,:” he said.advertisementPep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who have been linked to Messi in the recent past, have stopped pursuing the superstar after the star manager said ‘Messi should stay in Barcelona’.last_img read more

Delhi: Centre allots land for city’s state-of-the-art national sports injury centre

first_imgThe Union health ministry has allotted additional three acre land to the sports injury centre within the vicinity of the institute for commissioning of ‘national 100-bed arthroscopy and sports medicine centre’.It would have six OTs with super specialty cardio-vascular diagnostic facility, hydrotherapy, surgeries and rehabilitation.As of now, the sports injury centre is a 35-bed hospital which is witnessing large number of patients.”With the start of the national centre, Indian sportsperson will get a state-of-art sports medicine facility under one roof such as diagnostic services, surgery and rehabilitation,” Dr Deepak Chaudhary, arthroscopy & joint replacement and director of sports injury centre told Mail Today.”This new centre would also have a special high-performance laboratory which will tell us the recovery progress of the sportsmen,” informed Dr Chaudhary.This dedicated sports injury centre would be a learning centre for budding doctors too. The national sports medicine centre would be one the institute in the country, where surgeons would be practicing on ‘dry and wet laboratories’.Health experts noted that the cause of failure is the lack of expertise and knowledge in performing the procedures of anterior cruciate ligament and arthroscopic surgeries.Wrestler Sushil Kumar, who recently visited the centre, told Mail Today, “We sportsmen face lot of injuries due to which we face lot of problems in getting the appropriate healthcare treatment. I regularly visit Safdarjung’s sports injury centre for my treatment and doctors are very supportive. India lacks dedicated sports medicine centres and once this national 100-bed arthroscopy and sports medicine centre will come up, country’s sportsmen will have a great relief.”advertisementlast_img read more

Include HIV+ children in disadvantaged group for imparting free education: Supreme Court

first_imgA bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud said that so far, 11 states and one Union territory have issued a notification effecting a change in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 to also include HIV positive kids in the “disadvantaged group”.As no objection has been raised by the remaining states which have not yet issued the notification, it is being presumed that they are agreeable to the proposal, said the top court.While disposing of a PIL filed by NGO ‘Naz Foundation’ seeking special treatment for HIV-positive kids in schools across the country, the bench said, ”In view of absence of such objections, we direct all remaining states (except Jammu and Kashmir) to issue notification in eight weeks.”Students with AIDS to be included in ‘disadvantaged group’ Earlier, the top court had asked the state governments to consider issuing a notification to include children living with or affected by HIV as belonging to a disadvantaged group for imparting compulsory education. The states which are not willing to come out with the notification will have to give reasons in an affidavit as to why they are considering not to do so.It had asked the Centre to communicate the instant order to all secretaries in department of schools in the state.Senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for NGO Naz Foundation, which has been working in the field of HIV-AIDS, had submitted that children living with or affected by HIV are segregated and in many cases and compelled to leave schools even though there was zero risk of transmission of the disease.advertisementGuidelines to be framedIn its plea, the NGO had sought framing of guidelines to prevent any kind of discrimination against students due to their HIV status or that of their parents or guardians. It had said that according to a National Aids Control Organisation report, the total number of people living with HIV in India was estimated at around 20.9 lakh in 2011 and 1.45 lakh were children less than 15 years of age.Read: Provide self-defence classes to government school girls in Delhi: High Court Read: Spreading football love: UP government schools to promote the sport among students For information on more latest news and updates, click here.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger blames hostile envirionment for top-four failure

first_imgArsene Wenger refused to end speculation over his Arsenal future as his side finished outside the Premier League’s top four for the first time in 21 years on Sunday but admitted the uncertainty had affected his players.Wenger’s side beat Everton 3-1 but victories for Liverpool and Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League campaign meant they finished fifth with 75 points and will have no Champions League football next season.Once again some fans inside the Emirates Stadium held up placards calling for Wenger to step down, as well as some criticising American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. Wenger, who took over in 1996 and won three Premier League titles for the north London club – the last in 2004 – and six FA Cups is out of contract at the end of the season.He said his future would be decided after next week’s FA Cup final against Chelsea and that his loyalty could not be questioned, adding that he had turned down “every club in the world” to stay at Arsenal for 21 years.The 67-year-old Frenchman said the atmosphere at the club was a contributory factor in his side’s failure to finish in the top four – which means they will play in the Europa League.”Of course you want to avoid this drama,” he said. “I’m experienced enough to deal with it but it was a big handicap for the team because they played in a very hostile environment. More than ever we had to stick together and be strong because it’s been very difficult for us.”advertisementWenger appeared to criticise the club’s fans who have been split between those loyal to him and those who feel he should leave.”This group of players are remarkable and deserved to be supported in a different way,” he said.”It is annoying (to miss out) but we had a spell during the season that was difficult and it was difficult for me in my personal situation. We were playing in a hostile environment.”The players came back stronger in the last two months and I’m very proud of them for doing that.”Goals by Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey sealed victory for Arsenal on Sunday but they now have a defensive headache for next week’s Wembley final against Chelsea.Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a bad tackle on Enner Valencia while fellow defender Gabriel suffered a knee injury.”We lost two centre-backs and that’s a big blow,” Wenger said.last_img read more

Tekplay Systems acquires three US-based companies

first_imgChennai, Aug 24 (PTI): Digital business transformation company, Tekplay has acquired three US-based technology firms that would take the total revenue to USD 30 million by this year, a top company official said here today. The city-based firm has acquired three companies – XcellFORCE, products company Tekoptimize and technology solutions provider GlobalSoft Solutions for an “undisclosed sum”, Tekplay Systems executive director Prabhuram said. “With these acquisitions, the companys consolidated annual revenue will grow to USD 30 million for the financial year 2017-18”, he said. “The priority for current year would be to grow the existing and newly acquired businesses organically”, he told reporters here. The company was also eyeing investments in Singapore and Dubai and was in the process of evaluating technology solution providers, with a “strong suite of enterprise solutions”. Meanwhile, the company also announced the partnership with Chennai Super Kings for the next Indian Premier League season (IPL). Tekplay Systems would be the technology partner and would be responsible for the digital platform of CSK. The partnership would integrate e-commerce platform for merchandising and ticketing in digital platform. “This is an important year for CSK. Our loyal fans are at the centre of everything we do. We are expecting Tekplays expertise in Sports Technology solutions…”, Chennai Super Kings director George John said. PTI VIJ SSlast_img read more

Fans wear Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump masks at Edgbaston Test

first_imgTwo fans dressed up as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump created a bit of a stir at the Edgbaston Cricket Club where England and India were involved in a riveting Test match.A man wearing a Kim mask walked in surrounded with ‘security men’ attired in black suit. Later ‘Kim’ even shook hands with another fan who wore a Trump mask and was dressed more informally in a jersey.Trump and Kim met in Singapore in June, where they announced an agreement in which Kim reaffirmed his “unwavering” commitment to denuclearize. Little progress on that front has been made in the weeks since.India vs England: Live Score | UpdatesTrump has said repeatedly the deal he reached with Kim has been positive since North Korea has maintained a freeze on nuclear and missile tests and has begun returning U.S. war dead remains. This was not the first time that fans impersonated the North Korean leader at a sporting event. A Kim look-alike was seen at the stands duting the Russia vs Uruguay group stage match (June 25) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Two men dressed as look-a-likes of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un posed during the closing cermony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Meanwhile, the focus from the masked Trump and Kim at Edbgaston soon shifted to the cricket where England were battling hard against R Ashwin’s guile a day after Virat Kohli’s epic 149 had opened up the opening Test of the five-match series.advertisementKohli smashed 149 as India got within 13 runs of England’s first innings 287 before Ashwin dismissed Alastair Cook (off the final ball on Day 2), Keaton Jennings and Joe Root (early on Day 3). Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow then got together in an attempt to ward off the Ashwin threat and build a strong lead for England at their fortress.(Written by Rajarshi Gupta with Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India held to goalless draw by Malaysia

first_imgIndia missed a galore of chances against Malaysia in their penultimate round robin match of the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey in Muscat on Tuesday as they were held to a goalless draw by Malaysia.Earlier in the year, India had lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals on penalty shootout, losing their chance to defend their crown and a direct qualification to 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they had to settle for a bronze.India are unbeaten in the tournament so far and despite the draw, they lead the table with 10 points rom five match. Their Achilles heel Malaysia have the same number of points but are behind India on goal difference.The goal difference between India and Malaysia is massive as India enjoy 22-goal difference to Malaysia’s seven.India retain the top spot in the standings after a hard-fought match against Malaysia who hold on to its second position. Here’s a look at how the six teams stand following the matches on 23rd October. #IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 pic.twitter.com/47WYDWkMKoHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 24, 2018This was India’s big chance to avenge their Asian Games loss to Malaysia but despite all the attack that India managed to do, their wastefulness in front of the goal cost them.Also read – India took their eye off the ball: Ric Charlesworth on decline of Indian hockey in 1990sIndia got off to a nervy start as they wasted several scoring opportunities early in the match. They had a spate of chances early in the contest, only for Hardik Singh to fritter away a scoring opportunity, Harmanpreet Singh’s penalty corner flick to be blocked by the Malaysia goalkeeper and Mandeep Singh failing to get a touch on long diagonal balls twice in the first quarter.advertisementMalaysia created one opening on a counter-attack but mostly fell back to defend their goal against the Indian strikers.In the second half, the Indian strikers were not allowed space to enter the circle until the closing stages when they forced two penalty corners but could not produce a goal-bearing shot. This was a period when Malaysia were down to 10 players as Tengku Tajuddin was shown the yellow card for a deliberate foul on India captain Manpreet Singh and yet India failed to capitalise on the man advantage.FT. Despite a spirited performance with an array of attacks, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team falls short of converting and finishes the hard-fought round-robin encounter against Malaysia with a deadlock at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy. #IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvMAS pic.twitter.com/HmMopjmfXKHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 23, 2018Indian chief coach Harendra Singh rued the missed chances, saying, “I am not happy. We cannot miss chances like this in international hockey.”Malaysian coach Roelant Oltmans, on the other hand, said that his team faced a tough time when they were down to 10 players due to Tajuddin’s yellow card.”We came under some pressure in the last phase after the yellow card. Otherwise, the game was more or less what we expected,” said Oltmans.India had earlier thrashed hosts Oman 11-0 before outclassing arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1. In their last match, India mauled reigning Asian Games gold medalist Japan 9-0.With an unbeaten record so far in the tournament, India and Malaysia have already secured their places in the semi-finals of the tournament.While India will take on South Korea in their last round robin match on Wednesday, Malaysia will square up against Pakistan on Thursday.(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz will target Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgAfter their game against New Zealand on June 13 was abandoned due to rain, India will now take on Pakistan in a hugely anticipated clash on June 16 in Manchester. As the 2 teams only meet each other in multi-nation tournaments, the clash is a mouth-watering prospect for fans and cricketers alike.Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar in an exclusive chat with India Today said that Pakistan have a very potent pace attack, especially with Mohammad Amir returning to form with a five-for against Australia in their last match. Sachin believes that Amir and his teammates would love to get the key wickets of Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma, early to unsettle India when the teams meet in Manchester.”Rohit and Virat are the 2 more experienced players in the lineup and Pakistan would be focussing on getting them early without any doubt as that opens the game for them. Amir and Wahab Riaz will definitely target their wickets early on. But Rohit and Virat should also be looking to play long innings. the plan should be that the rest of the guys play around them,” said Sachin.Sachin was also impressed by Amir’s bowling against Australia and said that Indians shouldn’t go with a negative mindset of just playing him out. In Sachin’s view, even if they defend it should be such that it sends out a strong message to the opposition.”Yesterday (June 12), his first spell was very accurate. He was hitting the right areas and made (Aaron) Finch’s life difficult. I wouldn’t go in with a negative mindset of playing dot balls against him. If you get an opportunity, I would encourage India to play their shots and stay positive. It’s not about survival but rather going out there and even defend positively. No need to do anything different. We need to be aggressive in all departments. The body language is important – the bowler knows that you’re in control if you defend confidently,” said Sachin.advertisementIndia will be without their regular opener Shikhar Dhawan when they take on Pakistan with KL Rahul expected to open the innings with Rohit. India are currently on the 3rd spot in the points table with 5 points from 3 games after the washout against New Zealand on Thursday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sensible decision, says Virat Kohli after India-New Zealand match washed outAlso Read | On 14th July, I want the World Cup in my hand: Hardik Pandya issues warning ahead of New Zealand clashlast_img read more

Don’t Call It a Dinghy: Jet Capsule is a Luxurious ‘Compact Yacht’ for the Rich

first_img Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Well, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year on the water. First, we told you about a flying hydro-jetpack. Then, there was the flying Jet Ski and the electric surfboard. Now, it appears we’ll need to make room for yet another aqua toy in The Manual boathouse.The Jet Capsule Compact Yacht is designed for the sort of well-heeled hotshot who just won’t stand for owning anything called a “dinghy.” For those times when you need to go ashore in style — when you need to roll up to the marina in a Star Trek-worthy vessel — this one-of-a-kind capsule has you covered. It’s ideally designed for short jaunts, but there’s no reason you couldn’t head offshore with 11 of your closest friends for an all-day capsule party.On the inside, the high-powered pod is designed to transport passengers in plush comfort via a variety of seating configurations. Limousine, Taxi, and Private floor plans feature bench seating, stadium seating, and private jet-style seating respectively. The Classic version provides for two captain’s chairs, a wide bench, and a bathroom — plenty of room for your wife and mistress(es) to spread out comfortably.The full suite of on-board electronics is exactly as expected for a millionaire’s escape pod: a state-of-the-art nav system, a Simrad VHF radio and chartplotter, and electro-hydraulic steering. Analog instrumentation provides a solid backup system and a dash of old-world elegance. A Bose surround sound audio system also ensures your passengers will never get bored.The Jet Capsule provides a wealth of futuristic gadgetry to protect and insulate you from your surroundings. The 70-percent carbon fiber, V-shaped shell is not only lightweight, but also helps the high-tech HamiltonJet propulsion system push the craft across the water at up to 40 mph (35 knots). Photochromic film on the panoramic windows tints automatically based on ambient light levels to shield passengers’ eyes from sunlight reflecting off the water.Based on the ‘90s-era website and other quirks (including the sinister-looking boat pilot in the media photos), you’d hardly think the company is peddling a high-end product. However, the base Jet Capsule starts at USD $229,000, and various configurations and additional options quickly push the price north. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers last_img read more

Peter Jackson Becomes The Walking Dead For Charity

first_imgIn the event of a natural disaster or even a zombie apocalypse, it’s the existing blood supply that will help save lives. That’s why AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces to raise awareness about the constant need for blood.Peter Jackson as a Zombie for Red CrossFrom now through October 22, “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” campaign will urge everyone to use their brains and give blood through the Red Cross. Special effects make-up guru Greg Nicotero from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has zombie-fied some Hollywood stars who are supporting the campaign, including Peter Jackson, The Black Keys, Joel Madden, Mena Suvari, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, Jimmy Smits, Laird Hamilton, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Aisha Tyler, Elisabeth Rohm and Whitney Port.The zombie-fied celebrity photos can be seen in a custom Public “Zombie” Announcement (“PZA”) on AMC and online at the network’s dedicated campaign micro-site, www.amcgiveblood.com. AMC is also organizing a special sweepstakes to thank those who support blood donation through the Red Cross. The grand prize is a visit to the set of “The Walking Dead” in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at www.amcgiveblood.com.Donate Blood – Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in some states with completed parental consent form). Certain height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.Watch “The Walking Dead” on AMC – AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for its third season Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home.Source:Red Crosslast_img read more

Libya bomb kills electricity plant manager

first_imgBENGHAZI- A bomb killed an electrical power plant manager Thursday in eastern Libya, while authorities also found the head of a man who had been kidnapped for ransom.Adam al-Mansouri was killed when a bomb placed under his car exploded in the city of Tobruk, near the Egyptian border, a local official said.“Unknown individuals placed an explosive device under his car,” the official said, adding that Mansour had just left his office when he was killed. The attack was the first of its kind in Tobruk, which has so far been spared the violence that has plagued much of Libya since long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011.Meanwhile, in the long-lawless city of Benghazi, cradle of the uprising, authorities found the head of Attia al-Naili, the 65-year-old father of a special forces commander, a military source told AFP.“Attia al-Naili was abducted two months ago and it looks like his abductors, who had demanded a ransom of one million dollars (730,000 euros) to release him, executed him,” the source said.He said the head was found in a plastic back on the street where Naili lived.A medical source said the head was being kept at a local morgue while a search was underway for the man’s body.Naili’s son, Salem, heads a special forces unit called Saiqa and had been accused by the jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia of having been involved in fighting with them last month.But the Islamist group denied responsibility for the elder Naili’s death.Militants have targeted security forces and foreigners, as well as judges, political activists and the media, with 300 people reportedly killed in the past month in Benghazi and neighbouring Derna.last_img read more

Got gift vouchers Use them soon says consumer group

first_imgOVER THE CHRISTMAS period many people will have amassed gift vouchers.But with many of those vouchers carrying expiration dates, the National Consumer Agency is advising people to use them immediately.Research recently carried out by the NCA suggested that 48 per cent of people won’t use vouchers in time.Last year, their helpline received over 800 calls about vouchers, the NCA says.Chief Executive of the National Consumer Agency, Karen O’Leary says, “It is very important if you received a gift voucher or card for Christmas that you check the expiry date, terms and conditions and make a plan to spend the voucher promptly.“This will ensure you get the enjoyment out of the gift and reduce the risk of problems occurring when you go to use it.”PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Corklast_img read more

Hicks wont talk about Trump White House in interview

first_imgWASHINGTON — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks is refusing to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats’ chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump as part of their investigation into obstruction of justice.Less than an hour into the interview, frustrated Democrats taking breaks from the meeting said Hicks and her lawyer were following White House orders to stay quiet about her time there working for Trump. She was answering some questions about her time on Trump’s campaign, the lawmakers said.“She’s objecting to stuff that’s already in the public record,” said California Rep. Karen Bass. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., called her answers “a farce.” California Rep. Ted Lieu tweeted about the interview, writing that Hicks refused to answer even innocuous questions such as whether she had previously testified before Congress.House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., declined to comment on the substance of the interview so far, saying “all I’ll say is Ms. Hicks is answering questions put to her and the interview continues.”Republicans had a different perspective, saying she was cooperative and that the interview was a waste of time. The top Republican on the panel, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, said they were “simply talking about things that are already out there in public or getting the same answers over and over.”last_img read more

Final Report on Myles Munroe Crash Released

first_img Related Items:crash, final report, freeport, myles munroe Heavy rain flooding Grand Bahama homes, senior citizens call for Govt help Recommended for you Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2015 – Pilot error is what caused Dr. Myles Munroe plane to crash in Freeport in November. A report released yesterday reveals that the two-pilot crew made a maneuver without having full and clear view of the runway in Grand Bahama and that caused a 3-second mid-air explosion which led to the deaths of all on board. The Learjet the men were piloting with Dr. Munroe, his wife Ruth, a young family of three, a bi-lingual American minister, and his brother-in-law and Senior Vice President of Bahamas Faith Ministries: Dr. Richard Pinder on board was driven right into a crane on the dark stormy afternoon. The final report issued by the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority said: The right outboard wing, right landing gear and right wing fuel tank separated from the aircraft on impact. This resulted in the aircraft travelling out of control, some 1,578 feet (526 yards), before crashing inverted into a pile of garbage and other debris in the City Services Garbage and Metal Recycling Plant adjacent to the Grand Bahama Shipyard. Both crew members and seven passengers were fatally injured. No persons on the ground were injured.” The report comes three and a half months after the crash. The Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit or AAIPU has determined that the probable cause of this accident was, and I quote: The poor decision making of the crew in initiating and continuing a descent in IMC below the authorized altitude, without visual contact with the runway environment. Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours sitelast_img read more

Melco launches Studio City IPO

first_imgMelco plans to use the proceeds of the offering to acquire newly-issued shares of its Macau subsidiary MSC Cotai Limited, which in turn will use the proceeds it receives for the repayment debt.While Melco hasn’t fully outlined the reasons behind its IPO, it has been speculated that the company is looking to raise funds for the development of Studio City Phase 2.In February, Melco was granted an extension of Studio City’s development period by the Macau government through until 24 July 2021. Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Load More RelatedPosts Melco Resorts & Entertainment has launched its long-awaited initial public offering of shares in Studio City International Holdings Limited, the operating company of its Studio City integrated resort in Macau.In a filing with the SEC late Tuesday local time, Melco revealed that its IPO comprises 28,750,000 American Depositary Shares, with each ADS representing four Class A ordinary shares of Studio City. Studio City has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,312,500 ADSs with a price range for the offering estimated to be between US$10.50 and US$12.50 per ADS,” the company said.last_img read more

Miami Fire chief retires after 32 years of service

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Wednesday marked the end of an era for the City of Miami Fire Rescue.Fire Chief Maurice Kemp retired after eight years as director of fire rescue.The department held a change of command ceremony, Wednesday, at Marlins Park to transition from Chief Kemp to the new chief.“I feel good about the service that the Miami Fire Department has always provided and that we’ve provided the last 32 years that I’ve been apart of it,” Kemp said. “And also, I’m just proud of the men and women of this department and extremely honored to have been there for our chief for the past eight years.”The event featured bagpipes and a flyover.Deputy Chief Joseph Zahralban was named the next fire chief.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Stoneman Douglas student musicians to perform at Carnegie Hall

first_imgThe group auditioned to become one of six high school bands across the country to perform at Carnegie Hall.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEW YORK (WSVN) — A group of student musicians from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are in New York to perform at Carnegie Hall, just weeks after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at their school.Despite the tragedy, the young musicians are working to heal their heartache through music.“It takes your mind away from everything that’s happening because when you’re playing music, it’s really just, it’s like jumping in the pool when you’re underwater — nothing up top really matters,” said bassoon player Daniel Journey.The school’s wind symphony, which is made up of about 60 students, was rehearsing when the first shots rang out at the school. Many of the lives lost were friends of the musicians.“This was the group that was with me when this tragedy took place,” said band director Alex Kaminsky. “We were all in the band room, and I saw the effect it had on them. I knew that we needed to move forward.”For flute player Sydney Shteif, playing in New York will help in the healing process.“The healing process with music is just so awesome,” she said. “Coming here, I knew it would be good, and I knew coming back would be a lot easier too because we’re coming back from something amazing, just being in good moods.” last_img read more

Murder accused killed in alleged gunfight

first_imgA Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what the police called gunfight with them in Lalpur upazila of Natore early Saturday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased, identified as Manikuzzaman Manik, 48 of Ishwardi upazila in Pabna, was an accused in a college student murder case, the law enforcement said.Saikat Hasan, officer-in-charge of Natore Detective Branch of police, said police arrested Manik, also a member of a hijacking gang, from Rooppur of Pabna district on Friday.The police launched a drive to arrest the other members of the gang after he had given information to the law enforcement about them.When they reached Tofakata intersection, his associates opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to shot back in self defence around 2:00am, triggering a gunfight.Police rescued bullet-hit Manik and took him to upazila health Complex where physicians declared him dead, he added.The OC said police arrested Manik while investigating a case filed for killing of a college student on 5 July at Baraigram, Natore.Manik was accused in a dozen of murder and hijacking cases, the OC added.According to the human rights body, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first five months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 162, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more