RAE BARELI: A teenage girl – who levelled rape allegations against BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar last year – and her family met with an accident in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck. The girl is seriously injured, her mother and aunt have died. The girl’s lawyer, who was also in the vehicle, has been admitted in hospital with injuries, said his junior Vimal Kumar Yadav. The accident took place around 1 pm as the family, which lives in Unnao – about 45 km from state capital Lucknow – was on its way to the district jail in Rae Bareli to meet her uncle. He is serving a life term in a separate case. It was raining heavily at the time. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”The incident took place on the road that connects Rae Bareli to the Fatehpur district. All four people in the car got seriously injured,” said Sunil Kumar Singh, chief of the district police. “They were taken to a hospital… Prima facie, there seems to be no conspiracy,” he added. Kuldeep Sengar has been in prison for a year over the alleged rape in 2017. The girl has alleged that she was raped by the lawmaker when she went to his Unnao home with a relative, to seek a job. The case made headlines last year, when the girl, then 16 years old, and her mother, attempted self-immolation outside the house of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 8, seeking justice. The girl’s father, who was pursuing her case, died shortly after he was detained by the police and severely beaten, allegedly by Kuldeep Sengar’s brother.
New Delhi: Godrej Consumer Products MD and CEO Vivek Gambhir was the highest paid FMCG executive in the previous fiscal with a total remuneration of Rs 20.09 crore, followed by HUL’s Sanjiv Mehta at Rs 18.88 crore, according to information available in annual reports of the companies. The country’s top FMCG players are Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Nestle India, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), Dabur, Marico and Emami. In its annual report for 2018-19, GCPL said Gambhir received a total compensation of Rs 20,09,42,847. The ratio of his remuneration to median remuneration of employees stood at 311.26. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalGambhir’s remuneration included perquisite value of stock grants exercised during the financial year 2018-19. The second highest paid executive was HUL Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Mehta with Rs 18.88 crore. The ratio of his pay package to the median remuneration of the company’s employees was 194. Nestle India’s Chairman and Managing Director Suresh Narayanan was third with a package of Rs 11.09 crore, while the ratio of his remuneration to median pay of employees stood at 106. Nestle India follows the January to December fiscal. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostDabur India’s whole time director P D Narang was fourth in the list with a total remuneration of Rs 10,77,17,010, closely followed by the company’s former CEO Sunil Duggal, who retired at the end of FY19, with a remuneration of Rs 10,74,27,074. The ratio of their remunerations to the median pay of the company’s employees was 246. Sixth in the list was Marico Ltd Managing Director and CEO Saugata Gupta with a total remuneration of Rs 9,21,91,648 in FY19. The ratio of his compensation to the median remuneration of employees was 97.51. GCPL’s Executive Chairperson Nishaba Godrej received a total remuneration of Rs 6,87,56,036 in FY19, coming seventh in the list, with the ratio of her pay to median remuneration of employees standing at 123.47. Kolkata-based Emami Ltd’s Executive Chairman R S Agarwal and whole time director R S Goenka received Rs 6.54 crore each last fiscal, slotting in the eight spot, with the ratio of their remunerations to the median pay of employees standing at 219.26. In terms of consolidated net sales, as per BSE records, HUL was way ahead of others in 2018-19 with Rs 39,310 crore, followed by Nestle India, which follows January-December fiscal, at Rs 11,292.27 crore. GCPL was third with consolidated net sales of Rs 10,314.34 crore in FY19. Dabur India posted consolidated net sales of Rs 8,533.05 crore, followed by Marico (Rs 7,334 crore) and Emami (Rs 2,692.94 crore).
Paris: Sergio Ramos scored a second-half penalty to help Spain beat a spirited Norway 2-1 in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier, while teenage striker Moise Kean netted in Italy’s win over Finland.Spain were not at their clinical best in Valencia, but got their Group F campaign off to a solid start despite Norway threatening an upset.The 2010 World Cup winners have been unpredictable of late, having been dumped out by Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup and then missing out on the Nations League finals after a home loss to England. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”The team responded well to their equaliser. You always have the dream and aim of achieving something important,” Ramos told Spanish television channel TVE.”We’re in a new stage with a coach who has a fantastic style of play. We’ll take things game by game. We’ll pick up more confidence from winning.”Coach Luis Enrique named an attacking line-up, with Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata and Rodrigo all starting, and it was the latter who volleyed home the opener from Jordi Alba’s cross in the 16th minute. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterWinger Jesus Navas created several other early chances for his teammates on his first Spain appearance since March 2014, but Rodrigo headed over and Morata was denied by away goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.Norway started to grow into the game and were handed a chance to draw level in the 65th minute when Inigo Martinez grabbed Bjorn Johnsen, and Bournemouth striker Joshua King stepped up to slot past David de Gea.Spain wasted little time in getting their noses back in front, though, as Jarstein felled Morata to concede a 71st-minute penalty. Centre-back Ramos stepped up and confidently dispatched a ‘Panenka’ spot-kick down the middle to score his 16th goal of the season for club and country.Juventus youngster Kean, 19, became the youngest striker to start for Italy in more than a century as Roberto Mancini’s men saw off Finland 2-0.Italy got off to a flying start in Udine, as Nicolo Barella gave them a seventh-minute lead with his maiden international goal.The 22-year-old Cagliari midfielder hammered home a low volley after a free-kick was only half-cleared by the Finnish defence.The day belonged to Kean, though, as he slotted in the second with 16 minutes to play to mark his full debut in style.”To become part of Azzurri history is an added incentive to keep working,” said Kean.”There are many goals ahead of me and my aim is to achieve them. I wanted to show that I deserved this chance from Mancini.”Italy are top of the early Group J standings ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who edged out Armenia 2-1 as captain Edin Dzeko became the first player in their history to be capped 100 times.The other game in the group saw Greece win 2-0 against Liechtenstein in Vaduz.Earlier on Saturday, Mick McCarthy made an inauspicious start to his second stint in charge of the Republic of Ireland as his team laboured to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar.The 60-year-old McCarthy, who led Ireland to the 2002 World Cup last 16 before resigning later that year, was reappointed manager last November, replacing Martin O’Neill.The result leaves Ireland second in the early Group D table behind Switzerland, who beat Georgia 2-0, but McCarthy will know he has plenty of work to do after seeing his men struggle to claim just their second win in 12 matches.Gibraltar almost took a shock lead early in the second half, but captain Roy Chipolina saw his header brilliantly saved by Darren Randolph.Ireland took the lead less than two minutes later, though, as Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick slotted home his second international goal from David McGoldrick’s cutback.But the 194th-ranked team in the world did not give up and almost found an equaliser when 37-year-old forward Lee Casciaro curled wide after a fine team move.Elsewhere, World Cup quarter-finalists Sweden made a winning start in Group F as midfielders Robin Quaison and Viktor Claesson both scored in the space of seven first-half minutes in a 2-1 success over Romania.
New Delhi: A 40-year-old Romanian card cloner was arrested from MB road, police said on Friday. The police during investigation revealed that the accused with the help of skimming device targeted unmanned ATMs.Police identified the accused as Lupoi Emil, native of Constanta in Romania. “Cyber Cell South District has prevented compromising of various ATM cards users’ ATM data and thereafter unauthorised withdrawal of their harden earned money from Bank ATMs by card cloner cheats, ” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar. He stated that on March 27 police officials apprehended Romanian national red handed from Yes Bank ATM, Saidulajab, MB Road. He was trying to implant card cloning/skimming devise at the said ATM. DCP Kumar said that Emil is mechanic and driver by profession. He used to visit India for earning money through committing cheating and cyber crime for his and his family luxury livelihood. “He has visited India thrice including this time. This time he had come to India on multiple visitor visa in the second week of March 2019 along with his associate. But he was arrested this time before he would have succeeded in cloning cards and cheating Indian currency, ” said Kumar. Police claimed that during interrogation it revealed that the accused person Lupoi Emil had come to India on multiple visitor visa in the second week of March 2019 along with his associate, for the purpose of making clones of ATM cards used in India by installing skimming devices at lonely and unguarded Bank ATMs in Delhi and thereafter making clones of genuine ATM cards of different banks having actual PIN number of that particular card also and to withdraw amount unauthorizedly from different unguarded ATMs and hence robbing Indian currency for their luxury. They were staying at Green Park, New Delhi but his associate had left the place before the police reached. Efforts are on to trace him.
Pierre Schori, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative and Chief of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), arrived last night in the southern city of Abidjan.According to the UN mission, Mr. Schori expressed “the goodwill of UNOCI, the United Nations family and the international community with a view to providing the Ivorian people with the support they need to emerge from the crisis and attain stability and progress.”Mr. Schori also announced that he intended to work impartially in keeping with the clear mandate he had received from the Secretary-General. He said he intended to pursue his contacts with the Ivorian parties in the next few days and to visit neighbouring countries and Europe to assist in the return of peace.”Through these direct contacts, I wish to familiarize myself more with the situation,” he said.Meanwhile, UNOCI reported that an arms inspection in line with Security Council resolution 1584 was conducted today in Man at the headquarters of the Forces Nouvelles and two of its barracks. No anomalies were noted.
“The Security Council is appalled by the horrific death of members of the Russian Diplomatic mission in Iraq who had been kidnapped by a terrorist group and later ruthlessly and in cold blood executed by their captors,” the 15-Member body said through a statement read out by its President for June, Ambassador Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark.Conveying its condolences to the families of the deceased and to the Russian Federation, the Council also urged all States to cooperate with efforts bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of such acts.It stressed the importance of supporting the Government of Iraq to exercise its responsibility in providing protection to the diplomatic community, United Nations staff and other foreign civilian personnel working in the strife-torn country.
GOLD COAST, Australia — Cameron Smith shot a final-round 70 to successfully defend his Australian PGA title with a two-stroke victory over Marc Leishman on Sunday.Smith finished with a 16-under par total of 272. Leishman closed with a 69.England’s Ross McGowan shot a course-record 63 to finish tied for third, five strokes behind.“There’s always a few missed opportunities. I played lovely today,” McGowan said. “I’m really happy to shoot nine under and didn’t really see a score like that out there but when I hit a few irons close and made the putts, it made life a little easier.”He bettered Jordan Zunic’s third round of 64 from last year at Royal Pines.American Harold Varner III, who won the tournament in 2016 and has finished second in a playoff and sixth in three Australian PGAs at Royal Pines, shot 75 and finished tied for 16th.___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Redshirt-sophmore safety Tyvis Powell (23) makes a tackle during a game against Penn State on Oct. 25 in State College, Pa. OSU won in double overtime, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorTyvis Powell is living a dream.The redshirt-sophomore safety and Bedford, Ohio, native, who came to OSU in 2012 as a top-100 defensive back according to ESPNU, committed to the Buckeyes when Luke Fickell was the interim coach in 2011, amidst the Tattoo-Gate scandal.Powell said Monday that it didn’t matter who the coach was, he was set on being a Buckeye from day one.“This is a dream. You’re not going to give up your dreams. No matter who is the coach, you grow up your whole life and you watch one certain team, and you root for this team all your life, that’s where you want to go,” Powell said. “Your heart is always going to be with that team. The only place I felt like I would give 100 percent effort all the time would be here.”Once in Columbus, however, Powell said he had thoughts about leaving OSU after being redshirted in 2012.“My redshirt year I struggled a lot,” he said. “Adjusting to college and everything, watching everybody else, all my teammates that came in with me were actually playing and me being a redshirt, it was kind of frustrating. I had some doubts about even being here in the first place, I can honestly admit that.”Powell said a talk with his high school coach Sean Williams helped him to realize OSU was the right place for him.“I had a serious conversation with my mentor, my high school head coach, about what I was going through,” Powell said. “He just kind of reminded me why I came here in the first place, and it kind of triggered some stuff off in my head. I just realized that if you really want something, you got to work for it. They are not just going to give it to you.”Just a year later, Powell was appearing in games for the Buckeyes, starting five as a redshirt-freshman and totaling 48 tackles.Powell said he stepped up his work ethic to earn playing time because he did not want to be just another footnote in OSU football history.“People get here and they say, ‘Oh I arrived, I am just happy with being here.’ I kind of fell (in) with that a little bit, but then, like, I wanted more,” Powell said. “I wanted to be known, I wanted to make plays.”His biggest play as a redshirt-freshman came against Michigan when he stepped in front of a pass from then-redshirt-junior quarterback Devin Gardner on a two-point conversion that sealed a 42-41 OSU victory.The play is considered by some to be one of the biggest plays in recent OSU history, but Powell said he was only thinking about one thing when he made the catch.“I just thought it was something that would help get my seniors get their last pair of gold pants,” Powell said.The gold pants being an accolade Buckeyes receive following a win over Michigan, in the form of a small charm that usually bears the players initials and score of the game.Now a redshirt-sophomore and a full-time starter, Powell has made his presence felt again this season as he is currently second on the team in tackles with 40 and is tied with three other players for first on the team for interceptions with two.The second interception proved to be one of the biggest plays of Saturday’s game against Penn State as Powell dove in front of a pass from sophomore Christian Hackenberg in the second half of a 31-24, double-overtime win.Cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs said he was particularly impressed with the play Powell made.“I thought that interception Saturday night was spectacular,” Coombs said. “Coming across the field, running in front of the receiver, laying out and making that play. That’s just typical of what Tyvis is doing right now.”Heading into Saturday’s game against Illinois at Ohio Stadium, Coombs added that the improvement of Powell from last season to this season has been exceptional.“I noticed, I think we all have, in Tyvis tremendous leaps and strides in this season,” Coombs said Monday. “Knowing that he is coming in, he is going to be a starter. There’s a difference when you are fighting to get a job and when you have a job. And he has got a job and so he can take another step, I think, in his development.”Powell said his development has resulted in a practice drill being named after him by the coaches.“We got a drill on Tuesday that he (co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash) calls the ‘Tyvis Powell drill’ where we (just) tackle,” Powell said. “He calls it that, because at first I dreaded it, but now I love it. I embrace it. You got to embrace the things that suck.”Now, being one of OSU’s leaders and having a drill named after him, he still credits Williams for helping him achieve his dream.“At first I thought it wasn’t going to be a reality, but then me and my high school head coach came up with this plan,” Powell said. “I told him I wanted to come here, he said ‘Tyvis, you have the talent to get there and I can show you the way.’ He showed me some things, he created the work ethic inside of me that I didn’t know that I had and that ultimately helped me get here.”Powell said being in Columbus was the only choice entering college, adding he would have walked on as a Buckeye before accepting a scholarship elsewhere.“(It was) OSU or nothing,” Powell said.
This kind of undermining essentially for commercial gain is really debilitating for our Armed ForcesLord Dannatt Fellow solicitor Ms Crowther was cleared of four, including an allegation of destroying a key document, and the firm was exonerated of 11 counts.The firm had worked alongside disgraced human rights lawyer Phil Shiner to represent Iraqi clients whose claims of abuse were later found to be deliberate lies. Mr Shiner was struck off earlier this year at a similar tribunal.Mr Day said afterwards: “We are pleased that the tribunal has cleared us of all the charges, and confirmed our view that we did not act improperly or dishonestly in these legal claims against the Ministry of Defence.” Anna Crowther, Martyn Day and Sapna Malik at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in London last yearCredit:Philip Toscano/PA Wire “This kind of undermining essentially for commercial gain is really debilitating for our Armed Forces.”The MoD said in a statement: “While valid claims should be compensated, false or exaggerated allegations make it harder for justice to be served.”A Leigh Day spokesman: “These cases taken against the MoD were ‘stayed’ awaiting the judgment from the High Court last year, these are not new cases, the MoD has been aware of them for at least five years.“The findings in the High Court case, that Iraqi civilians had their human rights breached whilst in detention, meant these 250 cases could be taken forward. We have asked the MoD for further information on around 200 claims to help determine their validity. We welcome the MoD statement that valid claims should be compensated.” 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. A source told The Sun that the latest cases were the “final salvo” following a deadline for new cases that was set at a meeting between Leigh Day, the MoD and the High Court.”It’s still a sizeable caseload that could come with a hefty price tag,” the source added. “But when these are done, it’s over.”Lord Dannatt, the former Army chief, said: “Here we go again - it’s ridiculous. I’d like to see the detail in the allegations and to know who’s making them. In June last year, lawyers accused of wrongly pursing British troops with false accusations of abusing and murdering Iraqi civilians were cleared of a string of professional misconduct charges.Law firm Leigh Day, its co-founder Martyn Day and his colleagues Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther, were cleared of any wrongdoing in alleging the mistreatment of captives after the Battle of Danny Boy in May 2004.Mr Day and Ms Malik were each cleared of 16 misconduct charges at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Lawyers have lodged hundreds of claims of wrongdoing by British troops in Iraq, it has been reported.Leigh Day, the law firm, has submitted 250 cases relating to alleged mistreatment by UK service personnel to the High Court. It is said to be considering the submission of another 200 cases, depending on information it receives from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).The claims, which follow accusations of a “witch hunt” against British troops who served in Iraq, come after Leigh Day won a test case over the treatment of four Iraqis who said they had been wrongly detained. Mr Justice Leggatt ruled in December that they were due compensation under the Human Rights Act. One of the Iraqis received £30,000. At the time, legal experts predicted the case would open up possibilities for hundreds more cases.
Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious awards given in the fluid handling industry, Flow Control Magazine presented Hawk Measurement with its 2011 Innovation Product of the Year Award. Jack Evans, President of Hawk Measurement America, stated “I am very excited that our Gladiator Acoustic Switch has been selected. We introduced the Self-Cleaning Gladiator Acoustic Switch Series with non-contact, self-cleaning technology for blocked chute detection in October of 2010. Our Development Team has worked hard to design a product for continuous operation in dusty, wet environments where other technologies have been known to fail. This is truly a breakthrough in acoustic wave technology and we are delighted with our customers’ reaction.”The Gladiator Amplifier powers two AW Transducers, which use special Hawk developed software in which both units pulse and receive each other’s acoustic echoes. When the path between the transducers is blocked, the units immediately detect the presence/absence change of the return signal and trigger a communications relay for indication or control purposes. The transducers work either together or independently to detect pulse interference, allowing twice the application security. Hawk’s Acoustic Wave Transducers are self-cleaning and do not require contact with the product. The power of each pulse (pressure wave) blows the water, moisture and build-up off the face of the diaphragm.The switch requires a simple 1 minute setup and allows for remote test function. Communication options include GosHawk, Modbus, HART, Profibus DP and DeviceNet.
Transense Technologies, provider of sensor systems for transportation and industrial markets, has announced that its trading division, Translogik, has won a contract to supply its iTrack mining tyre monitoring systems to the entire fleet of 46 large haul trucks at the Spence copper mine in Chile, owned by BHP Billiton. The iTrack systems will be supplied using Translogik’s new rental pricing scheme. This scheme has only recently been offered as a new option for potential customers and “appears to be gaining traction”, the company says.Through this agreement, Translogik will receive ongoing monthly payments, per vehicle fitted with iTrack. This deployment will be supported by Translogik’s newly formed Chilean company which is based in Antofagasta. Chile is a key market for iTrack, with over 2,000 large haul trucks currently operating. “Having local technical sales expertise available to provide rapid customer support has been very important in building strong client relationships with the major mining and mine service companies and has been a significant factor in closing this deal with BHP Billiton, as well as securing a further ten system rentals with Otraco Chile in recent weeks.”Graham Storey, CEO of Transense said “We are delighted to be adding BHP Billiton to our growing list of major mining clients for iTrack. The new rental model is now beginning to generate a meaningful and growing ongoing revenue stream.”Juan Luis Carmona, Technical Sales Manager for Translogik in Chile said “We are delighted that iTrack has been selected as the preferred solution for BHP Billiton’s Spence mine fleet against competing tyre temperature and pressure monitoring systems. BHP Billiton have several large mine fleets in the region and we are hopeful that the productivity and safety benefits provided by having real-time tyre data will open up further opportunities for us.”BHP Billiton’s Spence mine producing copper cathode is located 1,700 m above sea level in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, close to the mining town of Sierra Gorda, 50 km southwest of Calama and 150 km northeast of Antofagasta.
THE UNITED STATES is alone in helping Nigeria locate more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, despite help on the ground from Britain, France and Israel.With 80 military personnel sent to neighboring Chad for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the United States is the biggest foreign participant in the effort against the militant group Boko Haram.Washington has also deployed surveillance drones, spy planes and about 30 civilian and military specialists to support Nigeria’s security forces.“Boko Haram, Nigeria, only the United States is there offering the assistance to help find those young women,” Kerry said during a dinner at the State Department.Other countries, not only aren’t they invited, but they did not even offer.Kerry spoke during a dinner at the State Department on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the US diplomatic corps.However the United States is joined in Nigeria by Britain, France and Israel, which have sent their own experts. China, which saw 10 citizens likely abducted by Boko Haram in a region bordering Cameroon, has also proposed to help.The United Nations earlier Thursday imposed sanctions on Boko Haram, blacklisting it as an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization.In his speech, Kerry also lashed out at France, whose Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has expressed regret that the United States did not attack Syria a year ago amid spiralling violence in the conflict there.“People are angry because we did not strike Syria at one instance but guess what: Today, 92 percent of all the chemical weapons in Syria are out and being destroyed and the other eight percent will get out,” a visibly angry Kerry said, without mentioning France specifically.“That never would have occurred otherwise.”Kerry is said to have backed military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, only to have US President Barack Obama oppose the move at the last minute.- © AFP, 2014Read: “Cruel and evil” twin car bomb attack kills 46 in Nigeria >More: Countries ‘declare war’ on Boko Haram over abducted girls >
The local election results are continuing to flow in, with the wider European picture beginning to emerge. Follow it all on our liveblog.Want to know exactly who has been elected in your area? Click here.Taoiseach Enda Kenny refused to rule out a coalition with Sinn Fein or Fianna Fail.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the party didn’t field enough candidates.Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who looks to gain a seat in Brussels, said that the Irish people have got to “save” themselves as no one else will do it for them.Polls from across Europe show a rise in left-leaning parties across the board.OTHER IRISH NEWSGardaí searched for missing motorbike that went missing after its rider was fatally injured in a crash.A woman died after falling from a bridge on the M50 motorway.A man was arrested after a 24-year-old was stabbed in Louth.The Cork Lord Mayor was involved in a car crash just hours after losing her seat as a councillor.The government announced €50,000 in flood relief for the Balkans.Workers at the Paris Bakery in Dublin paid their employers a visit at their home today, demanding to be given their unpaid wages.INTERNATIONAL Pope Francis prays at Israel’s separation barrier on his way to a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity. Source: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit#UKRAINE: The public went to the polls in what could be the country’s most important presidential elections ever.#BELGIUM: Authorities hunted for a gunman that left three dead yesterday. The shooting has sparked fears of a rise in anti-Semitism.#PALESTINE: The pope has invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to peace talks in the Vatican.INNOVATIONA project undertaken by Google and a university in Queensland used an underwater camera to explore the Great Barrier Reef and give people all over the world the chance to have a look around. [Gizmodo]Researches at Duke University have discovered an alternative to traditional pain relief methods in the form of an antibody. [Geek.com]PARTING SHOTMetaio AR are developing a radical new way of interacting with our environment using technology. Using a thermal imaging camera that detects when you have touched a surface, it can turn anything into a touchscreen. You can watch their prototype here. [Geek.com] Source: Metaio AR/YouTubeHere’s What Happened Yesterday > NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…ELECTIONS 2014 Source: Niall Carson/PA
Nothing is kept quite so under wraps in Hollywood as the plot details of a big superhero movie or the characters appearing in it. Marvel is especially notorious for this, known to send only pieces of scripts to even the studio’s biggest stars. DC is no slouch when it comes to secrecy either, though. Aquaman is a movie coming out this year and we’ve only recently seen a trailer for it. Even then, word out of Comic Con was there’s a lot more of the movie they’ve barely even hinted at outside of that panel. Including, we now know a character played by Graham McTavish.If you’ve been watching AMC’s gruesome and fun, if a little shaky story-wise, Preacher, you’ll recognize McTavish. He’s been killing it (along with many, many people) on the show as The Saint of Killers. That’s not the only DC property you’ll see him in this year. He’s in James Wan’s upcoming Aquaman, but he’s not telling who he’ll play. It’s unclear if he’s even able to. In an interview with Collider, the actor discussed the secrecy surrounding these big superhero movies.“I mean, the role in Aquaman, I had a great time doing it, but I am slightly puzzled by the level of secrecy nowadays in movies and TV and video games,” he said. “I mean the number of non-disclosure agreements you have to sign even if you’re just talking to someone about doing a video game, there’s all that sort of stuff. It’s gone to a whole new level.” McTavish said he’s forgotten who he’s playing, and it’s not clear how much of that is a joke.Regardless, he has nothing but great things to say about the movie. He discussed the challenges of filming in an environment that’s supposed to be underwater when all the water will be digitally added later. Despite those challenges, he says, the film looks fantastic. One look at the trailer is all you need to know he’s not exaggerating there. Those underwater scenes are certainly gorgeous.Even with all the secrecy, it’s a great time to be a DC fan. In fact, make that especially with all the secrecy. There’s nothing more exciting than the promise of things you don’t even know are coming. Take Wonder Woman 1984, for example. Here’s a movie releasing next year that we really only know a few things about definitively. It’s a sequel to 2017’s fantastic Wonder Woman, it set in 1984, and Steve Trevor is back. How is he back? Why? They’re not telling us. It’s not even all that clear what the story will be at this point. What they did give us, probably by accident, is a perfect 1980s throwback photo.Actor Pedro Pascal shared, and soon deleted per Screen Rant, a photo of the main cast (including himself and Kristin Wiig, recreating the poster from The Breakfast Club. Because the ’80s! The original post is gone, but it was up long enough for fans to grab the image. Stay on target Birds of Prey Narrows Down Its Cast, Joaquin Phoenix Jokes & More DC NewsHenry Cavill to Stay Grounded, When the Flash Will Run & More DC Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. OMG pic.twitter.com/tGcq5jgs09— FE FI FO FILM! (@FionaUnderhill) August 17, 2018It’s hard to overstate just how perfect a recreation of it is. Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah is perfect in the Ally Sheedy role, and of course Chris Pine would be Antony Michael Hall. Patty Jenkins as Judd Nelson is also amazing. So why was this taken down? Are there any spoilers to be mined from it? Well, we don’t know who Pascal is playing yet, and he is in full costume here. The formalwear doesn’t tell us much, though and we’ve already seen an official full costume shot that’s basically the same as this. My guess is that he had to take it down because an official cast photo has not yet been released. The cast is mostly in casual clothes here, but they do look to bee in full hair and makeup. Maybe Warner Bros. had plans to release an official first cast photo and a (very good, let’s admit) Breakfast Club goof wasn’t it.Either way, we’re glad Pascal had it up for as long as he did. Now it’s on the internet and we can enjoy it forever. Wonder Woman comes out in theaters November 1, 2019.Green Lantern Corps (Via DC Comics)Looking beyond the next year, DC has some big plans for the future. One of those being a Green Lantern Corps movie. You know what’s way better than one Green Lantern? A whole bunch of them. Hal Jordan! John Stewart! Simon Baz! Jessica Cruz! OK, Kyle Rayner can come too. I guess. Despite a whole generation growing up watching John Stewart’s Green Lantern on the Justice League animated series, Hal Jordan is still the most well-known member of the corps, and Warner Bros. is looking to cast a big name for the role, according to a rumor posted on Crazy Days and Nights. Now, the site is purely a blind rumor site, so nothing can be taken as the definite truth. It has gotten a few things right in the past, but remember to take any rumor with all the salt you can find.That said, if this turns out to be true, it would be incredibly cool. Tom Cruise is reportedly the frontrunner to play Hal Jordan. The rumor has been floating around long enough to gain an air of credibility too. Particularly with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, who often works with Cruise, in talks to join the project. Cruise, as he proved in Mission Impossible: Fallout is still the best action star working today. A superhero movie with him in it would be amazing. Plus, his age would work in the character’s favor. If you’re making a movie about the Green Lantern Corps, where there are multiple human Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan has been around a while. He’s the elder the younger Lanterns can look up to. Of course he can still be the death-defying action hero when he needs to be. Cruise is pretty much perfect. He hasn’t done a comic book movie yet, and it’s hard to think of a role he’d be better for.The post appears to have been taken down from the site, which could mean one of two things: Either it was all the way wrong, or it was too close to the truth. We’ll have to wait for this movie to actually start being made before we find out.SDCC this year covered a lot of ground for the DC movie universe. Plus were are still waiting on the DC streaming service and Titans pilot after that crazy trailer. Stay on top of all things DCEU here.
Andrea Pirlo has revealed that he decided to end his playing career due to fears that he was reaching the point where he had passed his bestThe former Italian playmaker announced his retirement at the end of last year after enjoying a highly successful playing career that had spanned over two decades and had seen him major honours both at club and international level.At 38 years old, Pirlo decided that it was time to retire with his contract at New York City coming to an end.“I didn’t want to get to the moment where people would question whether or not I still had it. I didn’t want people in the stands watching me if I was overweight or hit a bad shot and saying things,” he told Vanity Fair, via ForzaItalianFootball.“I didn’t want them to see that and think ‘Pirlo is old, he is finished, he can’t do it anymore’. I never wanted people to think that.”Top 5 Players with the best signature boots in football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – June 19, 2019 In world football and merchandising, there are many football players who have their own signature football boots and we are going to talk about…The former AC Milan and Juventus star is enjoying his free time with his family and has no plans to return to football in a coaching capacity immediately.“I’ve now had a lot of time to think about my future but we’ll see what happens. There’s no hurry. For now, I’m enjoying my family, my children and I’m travelling which I enjoy,” he added.“I’ll be going to the World Cup in the summer with my sponsors so I’ll be busy and I also play a lot of golf but I’m not on the level of [Andriy] Shevchenko or [Marco] van Basten!“I don’t know if I will become a coach, firstly I’d have to take my badges but it could be an idea.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 25, 2017 – Nassau – RIU Palace Paradise Island will close for renovation for three months and hundreds have been laid off, with the promise of being re-engaged in October. It was reported by the Minister of Labour that his office is aware of the move by RIU which will see 110 staffers kept on during the renovation, but 350 others released as the property gets a $25m facelift.The staff is not left high and dry though, explains Minister Dion Foulkes. Everyone entitled gets their two or three weeks vacation pay, the first week of September staff will be assisted with a back to school bonus payment from RIU and 195 of the workers are entitled to Unemployment Benefit under the National Insurance Board.RIU is a Spanish all inclusive hotel chain with properties around the region including Aruba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic and the hotel on Paradise Island suffered some damage in Hurricane Matthew. RIU had been instructed by the Department of Labour to take immediate steps to inform staff and the public of its closure, which is from July 24 to October 28. #MagneticMediaNews#RIUParadiseIslandrenovation#350laidoffforRIUrenovation Related Items:#350laidoffforRIUrenovation, #magneticmedianews, #RIUParadiseIslandrenovation
Now playing: Watch this: 8 Tumblr is cleaning up its sexually explicit content. NurPhoto If you’ve spent time on Tumblr, odds are you’ve encountered porn. A study from 2016 showed that nearly half of its users end up seeing porn on the microblogging site. But starting today, that’s going to change.Tumblr’s ban of all adult content takes effect on Monday, Dec. 17. Tumblr, one of the oldest blogging platforms, defines adult content as “photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content — including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations — that depicts sex acts.”Tumblr will allow nudity in some scenarios. Breastfeeding and nudity in art are still okay to post.Still, some Tumblr users have strong opinions about the site’s new policy (and a handful of false categorizations), and are posting their reactions to other social media sites.”We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy task and we appreciate your patience as we work through the challenges and limitations of correctly flagging tens of billions of GIFs, videos, and photos,” the company said in a post Monday. “This is a complex problem, and over the coming weeks we will gradually, and carefully, flag more adult content.” The service, which hosts about 450 million blogs, stressed that it would be hiding, not deleting, content that’s been flagged as adult. Once flagged, the post will be set as private and only be viewable to the poster.Tumblr CEO Jeff D’Onofrio published a blog post on Dec. 3 describing the thought that went into the policy change. Despite the new policy, D’Onofrio recognizes that “Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey.” He said he hopes the new policy strikes a balance between allowing self-expression and creating a safe place for everyone.First published Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. PT.Update, Dec. 17 at 10:06 a.m. PT: Added new comment from Tumblr as ban on adult content goes into effect.Your Tumblr content: How to download and save it all.CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018. Tags Comments Internet Share your voice 1:03 Ways to share your photos without using social media Tumblr
At least 19 students — most of them female — died Friday in a fire at an Indian building housing a college, officials said, as images showed people jumping to escape the blaze.”The students lost their life both because of the fire and jumping out of the building,” Deepak Sapthaley, a fire official in the western city of Surat, told AFP.Images showed blazing orange flames and black smoke billowing out of the building.Sapthaley added that when the blaze began 50 or 60 people were inside the coaching institute on the top floor of the building, which is several storeys high.The cause was not yet known.”The toll has jumped to 19 and includes 16 females. Sixteen persons died because of burns and three others from injuries after they jumped,” Jayesh M Patel, medical officer at Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research, told AFP.Officials had initially given a toll of at least 15 dead.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who comes from Gujarat state where the fire broke out, said on Twitter: “Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat.”My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked the Gujarat Government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected.”Local officials said that the fire spread quickly because of the material used in the roof.It started Friday afternoon when classes were packed, mostly with teenagers.Local media reports said the toll could still rise further as many students were undergoing treatment at local hospitals.
Doctor Who actor and writer Victor Pemberton has died at the age of 85.Born outside London in October 1931, Pemberton first met the Doctor in 1967’s “The Moonbase,” in which he played a non-speaking scientist opposite Patrick Troughton.“The only reason I did it was for the money,” Pemberton admitted on his personal website.“And I wasn’t even wearing makeup” (via Victor Pemberton website)“But those terrible pictures of my veins protruding out of my face and forehead have come to haunt me over the years,” he continued. “Especially when so many fans keep sending me photocopies of them.”The four-episode series—his only acting credit on IMDb—led to a gig as script editor during the production of the legendary story “The Tomb of the Cybermen.”Pemberton also wrote the 1968 story “Fury from the Deep,” which he subsequently novelised for British publishing imprint Target Books (not to be confused with the American discount retailer).The program, one of many missing from the BBC archives, was based on his earlier stand-alone radio serial “The Slide,” starring future Master actor Roger Delgado.While it marked the departure of the Second Doctor’s companion Victoria (Deborah Watling), “Fury from the Deep” also introduced one of Doctor Who‘s most famous gadgets: the sonic screwdriver.The multi-functional tool was first used by Troughton’s alien character (again in “The Dominators” and “The War Games”), and became popular with the Third (Jon Pertwee) and Fourth (Tom Baker) Doctors.via Victor Pemberton websiteDespite being written out of the show in 1982, the lock-picking, laser-pointing, sound-wave-amplifying, matter-scanning, glass-shattering flashlight/microphone/lighter was featured briefly in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, before making a triumphant return in the 2005 reboot.And, much like the TARDIS and Time Lord himself, the Doctor’s favorite utensil has been through various redesigns and refits. The Twelfth incarnation caused an uproar among fans (or was that just me?) when he replaced his lost screwdriver with a pair of sonic sunglasses.The out-of-this-universe tool even inspired a real-life attempt to mimic the Gallifreyan technology: Researchers at Dundee University in 2012 unveiled a machine that uses ultrasound waves to turn objects, rather than just push them.In 1976, Pemberton wrote the audio drama Doctor Who and the Pescatons for an experimental vinyl record and TV spin-off. Aimed at children, and heavily based on ideas used in “Fury from the Deep,” The Pescatons was later novelized.Other scriptwriting credits include Timeslip, Tightrope, Ace of Wands, The Adventures of Black Beauty, Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, and the UK adaptation of Fraggle Rock.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster