Shawn Mendes talks about escaping earthquake donates 100k

first_imgIn an email to The Associated Press, Mendes said he was in his hotel getting ready for his show the next day when the quake hit. Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called “pretty scary.” Advertisement “The whole building was shaking pretty severely, but we were fortunate to be somewhere that was structurally sound enough to withstand it,” he wrote. “At first I didn’t know what was happening, and then pretty quickly, after about 30 seconds, I clued in that it was an earthquake. Shortly after that we heard sirens and the emergency evacuation announcements from the hotel, and were able to make it down to the street safely.” Advertisement The Canadian singer-songwriter and his manager, Andrew Gertler, have gotten things started with a $100,000 donation to the fundraiser on GoFundMe’s Crowdrise platform. The money will go to “directly to disaster relief in Mexico” via American Red Cross. Advertisement “There were just so many people out on the streets trying to stay safe and that had been evacuated from buildings, and as we were walking saw quite a few buildings that had collapsed facades, windows shattering on the streets,” he wrote. PHOTO BY JOHN LAMPARSKI/WIREIMAGE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook “I want to come back as soon as possible. It is an incredible city and the people there are so strong and resilient,” he said. The quake has reduced buildings to rubble in Mexico and left hundreds dead. Mendes said he sends his prayers to everyone effected and would love to return when he can. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Batting with AB makes job easier Stoinis

first_imgMohali: Following a match-winning partnership with AB de Villiers , RCB all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said batting alongside the South African great made his job a lot easier. Stoinis remained unbeaten on 28, ensuring an eight-wicket win against KXIP, RCB’s maiden victory of the season. The all-rounder had walked in at the fall of skipper Virat Kohli with RCB needing 46 runs off 27 balls. Kohli (67) in company of de Villiers (59 not out) scripted a superb runchase, sharing a 85-run stand to lay the foundation. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I am pretty familiar with this ground, I have played here for three years,” said Stoinis at the post-match press conference here. “The more comforting factor is batting with AB de Villiers, that makes it easier.” He said that RCB badly needed a win to stay alive in the tournament. “We needed it, it’s good get to two points and get ourselves started,” he said. After Kohli got out, Stoinis said he had a chat with de Villiers on how to go about the target. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”Make sure to keep head straight, watch the ball, keep it simple and then once you get in think about which balls you want to target,” Stoinis said, referring to the advice from his senior partner. Stonis also praised the knock played by KXIP opener Chris Gayle. “Main thing is every team has got world class players and they have got someone like Chris Gayle, who is arguably the best T20 player,” he said. Praising the effort of RCB bowlers, he said they applied brakes during middle overs claiming wickets at regular intervals, which also ensured that Gayle had to play a controlled innings. “Make sure you keep coming back and get into contest with every single ball and that’s what our seam bowlers did, they did particularly well. They got hit early but all of them had good spells later and then our spinners controlled through the middle overs as there was a little bit of turn,” said Stoinis. On the games ahead, he said RCB are not thinking too far ahead. “We are not thinking about finals and that sort of thing..it is just about each game now, we can’t afford to get too far ahead of ourselves, it is good to get started, we will take next game as it comes and hopefully we will win few on trot..it’s still a long season,” he said.last_img read more

Zakia Khattabi First Belgian of Moroccan Origins to Lead a Political

Rabat – Zakia Khattabi, a Belgian MP of Moroccan origin, has been elected co-chair of Ecolo, a French-speaking political party in Belgium based on green politics. Thus, Khattabi becomes the first Belgian woman of Moroccan origin to head a political party in the country.Khattabi has been elected by the General Assembly of the Écologistes Confédérés pour l’organisation de luttes originales Party jointly with Patrick Dupriez.The pair collected 60 per cent of the vote against the team Chloé Deltour-Christos Doulkeridis who collected 38 per cent of the vote. “Today, we can all together gather around a project,” Zakia Khattabi told over a thousand of the Party sympathizers who gathered in Louvain-la-Neuve.“It is not a question of dividing. Today, it is time to come together. It is together that we will make the party win,” she added.Khattabi (39) was elected a member of the parliament for the first time in 2009. She joined a parliamentary group representing the Brussels district where she rapidly rose to the limelight as one of the most prominent opposition figures in the Belgian political landscape. read more

International Conference on Drugs and Cannabis to Be Held in Tangier

By Asmaa BahadiRabat – Under the motto “All for alternatives based on sustainable development, health and human rights,” Ilyass ElOmari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, will organize the first international conference on drugs and cannabis on 18 and 19 March in Tangier.  This conference is part of the preparatory procedures for this year’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), which will address drugs. The session will be held in New York between 19 and 21 April. Cannabis is commonly known in Morocco by its processed forms “kif” and “hashish.” Morocco is one of the world’s top producers of hashish. Today, nearly all of Morocco’s cannabis production can be found in the Rif Mountains, which stretch from the Mediterranean Sea to the port city of Tangier.The drug industry provides a much needed economic base for the poor in this region, who rely heavily on the crop for subsistence. This multi-million-dollar industry has continued to grow because of the high demand for the quality cannabis that is produced and processed in Morocco. Both factors explain in part why government efforts to shut down the national drug industry have been unsuccessful.Buying and smoking kif and hashish remain illegal activities in Morocco. However, some political parties, including PAM and the Istiqlal party, advocate for the legalization of cannabis use in the medical and industrial sectors.A number of decision-makers will be attending the conference. Driss El Yazami, President of the National Council for Human Rights; Nizar Baraka, President of the Economic and Social and Environmental Council; and Mohammed Tozy ,President of Targa-AIDE, will all be present at the event.The seminar will also host international drug experts from the following countries: Bolivia, Columbia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. read more

UN Economic and Social Council to hold key meeting next month on

17 March 2010The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the body responsible for coordinating economic and social work of the UN funds, programmes and specialized agencies – said today that it will host a meeting next month to consider what else the UN can do to help the Haitian Government rebuild its country. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – the body responsible for coordinating economic and social work of the UN funds, programmes and specialized agencies – said today that it will host a meeting next month to consider what else the UN can do to help the Haitian Government rebuild its country. “The Government of Haiti formulated the national plan for reconstruction, so we will see how ECOSOC and its bodies fit into the plan,” Hamidon Ali, ECOSOC President for 2010, told journalists in New York today during an overview of the UN body’s work for the year ahead. “The Council is also an important forum where Member States and humanitarian organizations discuss the challenges, opportunities and activities related to emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations,” Mr. Ali added. The ECOSOC meeting is expected to provide guidance and maintain the momentum of international assistance to Haiti, following the donors’ conference scheduled for 31 March at UN Headquarters in New York. “ECOSOC has also been home to the ad hoc advisory group on Haiti for the past decade,” said Nikhil Seth, Director of the Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, who stressed that the body was looking at the long-term development of Haiti, and not just recovery from the 12 January earthquake. The UN body is also planning its Annual Ministerial Review, which will be held from 28 June through the end of July on the theme of gender equality and the empowerment of women. “We hope to build around the excitement and momentum around the recently concluded Commission on Status of Women and celebration of the Beijing Plus 15,” Mr. Ali said, referring to the landmark conference on women held in 1995 in the Chinese capital. The global review will include a series of national voluntary presentations from developing and developed countries on their progress in implementing internationally agreed development targets, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This year, presentations are expected from Australia, Brazil, France, Guatemala, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Korea and the United States. The reports will contribute to the General Assembly MDG Summit planned to coincide with the beginning of the Assembly’s high-level debate in New York in September. In terms of other goals, Mr. Ali stressed the importance of UN intergovernmental bodies speaking with one voice to promote an integrated approach to peace and development. He also highlighted the need to engage with civil society, the private sector and academia to turn political commitment into actions and concrete results. read more

Canadas main stock index US markets up sharply loonie also higher

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up sharply as most sectors advanced, led by resource stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 109.80 points at 16,375.02. Some of the lift came from energy-related stocks including Suncor and Enbridge, along with e-commerce company Shopify Inc. and auto parts maker Magna.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 220.01 points at 26,227.08. The S&P 500 index was ahead 35.63 points at 2,919.61, while the Nasdaq composite was up 112.12 points at 7,984.95.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.37 cents US, up compared with Wednesday’s average of 75.06 cents per share.The September crude contract was up $1.85 at US$52.94 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up 6.2 cents at US$2.15 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $10.60 at US$1509.00 an ounce and the September copper contract was up 3.9 cents at US$2.61 a pound. Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD, TSX:SU, TSX:ENB, TSX:SHOP, TSX:MG)The Canadian Press read more

MI5 are only human and feel accountable for decisions says officer after

MI5 say they are only human in the wake of criticism from London Bridge terror attack families.A serving MI5 officer has defended how the agency’s secretive operations are conducted, as relatives of the London Bridge attack victims criticised the security service and police for failing to prevent the atrocity. After nearly eight weeks of evidence, the Chief coroner of England and Wales, Mark Lucraft QC, cleared MI5 and police of failing to prevent the terror attack in June 2017 that left eight dead and 48 wounded. Mr Lucraft said on Friday that he was “not persuaded” that the authorities missed clues that could have helped thwart the atrocity and concluded the victims were “unlawfully killed”. Relatives of the victims disagreed and said the authorities had fallen short in their duty to protect the public. Speaking about the pressures of the role, the spy revealed there had been “many times” when he had left work worried about having made the wrong decision.“I can absolutely say that’s happened many, many times and all MI5 officers would answer the same,” he said.“It’s important that we feel accountable for our decisions. We have human beings in MI5 investigating other humans who are erratic and unpredictable and don’t necessarily follow a set course.”A senior MI5 officer – identified only as Witness L – gave evidence at the London Bridge inquest in which he admitted “dots had not been joined” . However, he said the decision to suspend a number of investigations in 2017 was made amid “the unprecedented level of threat which we were facing and therefore the pressure on our resources”. ‘Understanding The Risks Of Terrorism’ will be broadcast on Radio 4 at 8.30pm on Monday July 1. However, he said it was important that members of the public should not let the possibility of an attack interfere with their daily business, saying they shouldn’t be “constantly worrying about the threat from terrorism.”“You should go back to your daily life and your profession and allow MI5 and the police to worry about the threat from terrorism,” he said in the interview with BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme.  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. In the first ever interview officially sanctioned by Director General Sir Andrew Parker, the officer, known only as ‘David’ to protect his identity, said the UK was “one of the safest countries in the world”. The MI5 officer said he understood his message would be “no consolation to people who have tragically suffered at the hands of terrorists or have or had family members suffer at the hands of the terrorists”. read more

HERO OF PSG PATRICE ANNONAY PSG – Chambery VIDEO

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Savings over shares

first_imgConsumer confidence has reached its highest level since 2010 and households continue to build savings rather than buy shares, according to the Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment.There was a big increase in the number of consumers who said their family finances had improved over the past 12 months. However, there was a fall in expectations for family finances in the coming year, which suggests that people remain cautious and will take a conservative approach to their finances.Source: Banking Day Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

SPOILERS: 6/21 WWE Smackdown taping results from Tucson, Arizona to air 6/23/16 on the…

first_img Has this site crashed or something? The normal results should have been posted by now for this and NXT but nothing has been? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles July 1, 2016 at 4:54 am WhatsApp 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Twitter The following was taped on Tuesday from Tucson, Arizona.WWE Smackdown taping results for June 21, 2016:* In-ring promo by Seth Rollins about the World Title match at Battleground. Rollins issued an open challenge for later tonight. Sami Zayn came out to answer it. WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose came out to do an impromptu Ambrose Asylum segment. Rollins left fuming.* Cesaro def. Alberto Del Rio.* Sheamus def. Apollo Crews by count-out.* AJ Styles def. Jimmy Uso.* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Vaudevillains. Promo aired from the Wyatts after with Bray Wyatt saying that the New Day would fall.* Dana Brooke def. Becky Lynch when WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte interfered. Sasha Banks ran in after to make the save and laid out Brooke as Charlotte fled.* Seth Rollins def. Sami Zayn. Rollins took a cheap shot at Ambrose after, who had been on commentary for the match. Ambrose dared Rollins to get in the ring, but Rollins left as the show closed.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Comments are closed. Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Sam Edwards WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Ronda Rousey Shawn Michaels WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test last_img read more

Selena Gomez Cher Alicia Keys Rally To KeepFamiliesTogether

first_imgAt the Los Angeles march, GRAMMY winner John Legend took the stage along with Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo to support the efforts of those gathered. Meanwhile, Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen — holding their newborn son — gave a powerful speech to the marchers gathered around City Hall.”We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here. America at its best is big, beautiful and diverse,” she said. “Too many people demonize immigrants, like they’re stealing something from the people born here. Immigrants don’t come here to take from us; they add to what makes America special. Making America great doesn’t mean building walls to keep people out. It means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy and our humanity.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Carole King, and many others came together in support of immigrant families Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 2, 2018 – 5:10 pm As people nationwide gathered to #KeepFamiliesTogether and support immigrant families and protest current immigration policies on June 30, many musicians, actors and activists lent their celebrity to the cause.Artists such as GRAMMY winners Alicia Keys, Carole King, Cher, and Lin-Manuel Miranda attended marches protesting the current White House administration’s immigration policies. Others, including Janelle Monáe, Selena Gomez and Questlove voiced their support on social media, posting under the hashtags #KeepFamilesTogether and #FamiliesBelongTogether. Twitter News Email Artists Rally To #KeepFamiliesTogether selena-gomez-cher-alicia-keys-rally-keepfamiliestogether Selena Gomez, Cher, Alicia Keys Rally To #KeepFamiliesTogether Facebook #Preach https://t.co/sDhqmgRD2Z— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 30, 2018To find out what’s next and join your favorite artists to ensure our fellow human beings have the civil rights we all deserve, visit FamilesBelongTogether.org.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

The most popular grilling products on Amazon

first_img Amazon Grill Beast 304 Stainless Steel Meat Injector Kit $21 at Amazon It’s easy to see why this Weber Grill is a best-seller at Amazon. Customers seem to love it because it’s incredibly reliable. It heats quickly and maintains an even temperature, allowing for efficient, flavorful grilling. People also really dig the reversible cooking grates. The thin side of the cooking grate is ideal for delicate food such as fish and shrimp, while the wider side creates perfect sear marks. It also has an “infinity ignition” feature which ensures your grill lights every time on the first try. With some grills costing thousands of dollars, this Weber model has everything you look for in an outdoor cooking experience at a reasonable price. Including handy, space-saving features like a foldable side table and integrated hooks for your grilling tools.  Amazon $17 at Amazon $9 at Amazon $269 at Amazon One Amazon reviewer put it best: “If you’re going to be serving $80 worth of great meat, invest a few bucks to help you determine when it’s perfectly done.” At under $10 this digital meat thermometer will ensure that your food is cooked at the correct temperature every single time. Not only does this thermometer provide ultra-fast readings within 4 to 6 seconds, it also has an extra long 4.7 inches probe so you never have to worry about burning your fingers while testing your food. Urban Accents Butcher Shop Gourmet Grilling Spice Rub Gift Set Grillaholics Amazon Weber Spirit II E-310 LP Gas Grill Wayfair Anyone who has tried to clean a dirty grill knows that the right brush makes all the difference. This GrillArt brush and scraper is actually three tools in one. There’s a woven metal brush, a scraper and a serrated edge that’s designed to get into those hard-to-reach areas and remove debris with precision. The sturdy ergonomic handle protects your hands from the hot grill while you scrub away stubborn charred food with ease. Hailed as the OG of marinades, this savory blend of crushed black peppercorn, onion and other seasonings does wonders for steaks and pork chops. Recommended for grilling, broiling or even pan frying, this go-to marinade will season and tenderize your meat in minutes. As one reviewer says, “once you try it, you’ll never grill a steak without it.” GrillArt Grill Brush and Scraper Why soak your meat in marinade when you can inject it? Over 1,600 Amazon customers agree that this stainless steel meat injector is the ultimate tool for intensifying the flavor of brisket, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, goose, duck and anything else you want to throw on the grill. What makes this device so great is that it’s ultra sturdy and comes with three different sizes of needles that are sharp enough to puncture even the toughest and thickest of cuts. The Grill Beast comes with an instructional e-book, a lifetime warranty and a 100% money-back guarantee (just in case you decide injecting meat isn’t really your scene). $449 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET There’s no greater sorrow than reaching for a perfectly grilled steak only to lose your grip and see it fall to an untimely death. If you’re hoping to avoid that scenario, these best-selling Dragonn locking kitchen tongs are for you. With over 1,500 five star customer reviews, this pair of brushed stainless steel tongs have non-slip handles and cushioned thumb rests. The gently raised edges provide the perfect grip to help ensure your food arrives on your plate, not the floor. If you need a complete set of grilling tools, make sure you check out this 16-piece Home-Complete Grill Tool Set which includes all of the essentials in one stylish aluminum case. Image Magnetic Ultra-Bright Barbecue Grill Light Weber Q2200 Gas Grill Amazon’s best-selling barbecue sauce is also USDA Organic and Whole30-approved. It’s paleo-, primal- and keto-friendly. Available in a three pack, the collection includes a sugar-free steak sauce, a classic BBQ sauce and a golden BBQ sauce. The two barbecue sauces are free of corn syrup, agave, honey, dates, maple syrup or cane sugar — making them ideal for anyone who is trying to stay on the low end of the glycemic index without sacrificing flavor. Amazon Primal Kitchen 3 Pack Organic and Unsweetened Barbecue & Steak Sauce Tags $15 at Amazon Amazon Not sure which air fryer, cast iron skillet or, since it’s finally warming up, grilling products to buy? There’s no better way to do some quick research than cruising Amazon’s most popular kitchen tools. I learned this the hard way when I decided to shop for grill accessories without reading any online reviews. Drunk on a craving for perfectly grilled chicken kebabs, I went to my local hardware store and grabbed a bunch of random stuff that would help me satiate my need for something cooked over an open flame. Flash-forward to that afternoon: My then-partner attempted to light our new charcoal grill and burnt off half of his left eyebrow in the process. We’d fallen victim to low-quality barbecue tools and not even our matching his-and-hers “Licensed to Grill” novelty aprons could shield us from buyer’s remorse. Read more: The best gas grills of 2019.While facial hair eventually grows back, the same can’t be said about the money spent on subpar products. Whether you’re a certified grill master or a timid novice, the lesson here is: Do your research. One way to go about this is to hop on Amazon and see what’s working for everyone else. Below you’ll find some of Amazon’s top-rated grilling products that are made to keep your eyebrows intact and turn out some seriously delicious chicken (or whatever you’re in the mood for). These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. $22 at Amazon Weber Grill Marinade Black Peppercorn This story was written by Simone Paget. Grilling in insufficient light can lead to culinary disasters like burnt steak and undercooked chicken breasts that may make your guests wish they’d just hit up Five Guys instead. This pair of barbecue lights attach easily to your grill with a magnetic base. Made of durable aluminum alloy, these adjustable LED lights are designed to withstand extreme heat no matter how close they get to the grill. Try them once and you’ll see the light. Literally. Amazon Amazon Appliances $12 at Amazon Cover all of your bases with this three-pack “Butcher Shop” gourmet spice rub set from Chicago-based company Urban Accents. Inspired by the world’s capitals of grilling, the collection includes: Chicago Steak & Chop (a blend of sea salt, pepper, garlic and red pepper that’s ideal for seasoning beef, pork and portobello mushroom); Kansas City Classic Rub (a sweet and spicy combo made with brown sugar, ancho, chipotle and allspice to add some sweet heat to ribs and pork chops) and Argentina Steak Rub (a unique chimichurri-inspired blend of red pepper, oregano, sea salt and citrus that works with both chicken and steak).  Grillaholics Grill Basket Hudson Durable Goods Professional Grade Chef Apron for Kitchen, BBQ and Grill 0 $8 at Amazon Amazon $30 at Amazon Let’s face it, everything tastes better on a grill — including your favorite veggies. This best-selling stainless steel grill basket is designed for grilling vegetables and other delicate items like shrimp or diced meat that are prone to slipping through the grate. The holes on this roomy grill pan allow heat and smoke to pass through and cook your food evenly, while the sturdy side-handles make it easy to pull on and off the grill. Use on gas, charcoal, infrared and electric grills. It’s also dishwasher-safe, which makes for easy cleanup after your meal is complete. $30 at Amazon No one enjoys grease splatters. Cook all day and night in style with this professional-grade chef’s apron made from heavyweight, breathable cotton. Designed with large front pockets, this stylish yet incredibly functional apron also includes a quick-access cell phone pocket on the chest, which makes checking recipes on the go a breeze. Even if you’re a beginner home chef, this apron will have you feeling like a pro. This Weber grill is proof that good things come in small packages. While you won’t be able to grill steaks for a family of six, this propane BBQ grill is perfect for apartment and condo dwellers or anyone with limited outdoor space. It has an electric ignition, a grilling surface of 280 square inches and 12,000 BTUs. If that means nothing to you, just know that it’s easy to use and cooks your meat evenly, all while fitting perfectly on a tiny condo balcony. The folding work tables are also super handy and great for saving space. Weighing in at 44 pounds, this grill can join you on the road for your next cookout or camping trip. If you’d like to make things official, a portable cart is sold separately. Dragonn Premium Set of 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-Steel Locking Kitchen Tongs Habor Digital Meat Thermometer Primal Kitchen Post a comment Share your voice $22 at Amazonlast_img read more

Kushner Pelosi Ross and Perry to address Indiafocused meet in

first_imgWashington: Reflecting the new Indo-US bonhomie, the White House has lined up its top officials, including the all-powerful Jarred Kushner, for an India-centric business conference here this week. The move comes close on the heels of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Japan last month. The event featuring House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful Democratic leader, would send an unmistakable signal that Indo-US ties enjoys strong bipartisan support on the lines of that of the US-Israel relations. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us The White House is sending two of its Cabinet ministers, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, for the second annual Leadership Summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). Headquartered in Washington DC, with branches in several US cities and in India, USISPF has emerged as the top India-centric advocacy group in the United States for both corporate sector and strategic community in just a few years. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Observing that Modi’s re-election has given rise to an unprecedented opportunity and commitment to furthering our bilateral ties, USISPF president Mukesh Aghi told PTI that the daylong, July 11 conference will focus on two broad areas, defense and energy security, which are critical to both the countries. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, and India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh V Shringla, are among the other top speakers to the summit. Advertise With Us Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also senior adviser to the US president, will present the 2019 Global Excellence Awards to Mastercard CEO and president, Ajay Banga, and Wipro Chairman, Azim Premji, in recognition of their significant contributions to strengthening economic ties between the US and India. Noting that the second leadership summit is a convergence of the best minds in business and government that can together realize the untapped potential in Indo-US commercial and strategic ties, Aghi said, “It’s about how do we take this relationship forward and how do we celebrate the current success and the potentials are much bigger.” This is reflected in the top officials from the Trump Administration, US political leadership and top corporate executives attending the leadership summit on July 11. “We look forward to discussions that will result in advancing growth in areas such as high technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and making concrete recommendations on growing economies of both countries,” said Aghi. Responding to a question on the status of Indo-US tensions in trade and commerce, Aghi said the two sides, after recent Modi-Trump meeting are trying to find out a “viable win-win solution” for both countries. The Americans want market access and a level playing filed for its companies in India, while for New Delhi the issues of concerns among others are S-400 missile defense system from Russia and Iranian oil sanctions act. In recent weeks, there have been several rounds of talks between the Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representatives, Robert Lighthizer, to look into various aspects of bilateral commerce and trade ties. “This is a good very sign” that the conversation has started, Aghi said in response to a question.last_img read more

Man sentenced to death for triplemurder

first_imgLawA Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing three female relatives in Chawkbazar area in 2016, reports UNB.The court also fined convict Al Islam alias Jibon Tk 20,000. He is the son of Nurul Haque Sardar of Jajira upazila in Shariatpur district.Judge Farhana Ferdous of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court handed down the verdict.According to the prosecution, Islam married one Sumi, daughter of Rashida Begum of West Islamabag in Chawkbazar. Sumi died while giving birth to their second child.Islam got involved in a clash with his mother-in-law Rashida when he tried to take back his children to Shariatpur. A court gave Rashida the children’s custody.On 4 July 2016, Islam went to his mother-in-law’s house and locked into an altercation with Rashida, her daughter Shima and granddaughter Banna over custody of the children.At one stage, Islam stabbed the three indiscriminately. Rashida died on the spot while the other two succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Police arrested Islam on 9 August after Rashida’s brother filed a case at Chawkbazar police station.The charge sheet was filed accusing Islam on 25 December that year.last_img read more

Researchers report microCT scan of a mouse embryo at unprecedented resolution

first_img Explore further Tomographic imaging of a 14.5-dpc mouse embryo. (A–D) Single X-ray projections (A and B) and sagittal slices from 3D reconstruction (C and D). A and C were acquired with the laser-betatron source and B and D with a commercial microfocus scanner. Credit: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802314115 The advent of micro-CT was like the sudden acquisition of a superpower, allowing researchers to image the insides of objects and organisms noninvasively for the first time. The information gathered by micro-CT systems is compiled into slice-by-slice information, providing a look at any cross-section of a sample.Basically, the technology is an advanced X-ray transmission technique. A generator emits X-rays that travel through a sample and hit a detector on the opposite side. The sample is rotated and imaged by a fraction of degree repeatedly through 180 or 360 degrees, resulting in a complete 3-D radiograph. Researchers are constantly seeking to reduce acquisition times while increasing resolution in order to acquire imagery of in vivo processes that current technology is too slow to capture. An international collaborative of engineers and researchers now reports on the development of a laboratory-scale micro-CT system using a compact laser-plasma-based X-ray light source, which they used to scan a mouse embryo, a centimeter-scale target, at high resolution. They have reported their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Plasma acceleration is a technique for accelerating charged particles using high-gradient plasma structures. In this case, the radiation was generated by the betatron motion of electrons inside a dilute, transient plasma, which overcame the limitations of previous micro-CT radiation sources using conventional solid or liquid anodes. “We show that with the laser-betatron source, we obtain embryo images of quality equivalent to that of the benchtop scanner but with a single laser pulse rather than the multi-second exposure required with the X-ray tube,” the authors write.They report that their device has a higher photon energy than that used to demonstrate phase-contrast tomography of insect samples. They have increased the X-ray penetration depth and improved the signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in images of higher quality than those produced by commercial microfocus scanners.Producing such high-resolution, submicrometer-level details has been a major objective in micro-CT development, but the researchers emphasize that they’ll need to continue refining their technology before it’s ready for commercial production. One drawback is a lower X-ray to optical conversion efficiency, resulting in the necessity for multiple-shot exposures and longer scan times. Because of the low laser repetition rate, their scan of the mouse embryo took several hours. “This can be resolved by upgrading the laser system driving the accelerator,” they write. But they believe their technique will result in compact X-ray sources for rapid imaging of soft biological samples with unprecedented resolution. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Researchers report micro-CT scan of a mouse embryo at unprecedented resolution (2018, June 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-micro-ct-scan-mouse-embryo-unprecedented.html More information: High-resolution μCT of a mouse embryo using a compact laser-driven X-ray betatron source. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802314115AbstractIn the field of X-ray microcomputed tomography (μCT) there is a growing need to reduce acquisition times at high spatial resolution (approximate micrometers) to facilitate in vivo and high-throughput operations. The state of the art represented by synchrotron light sources is not practical for certain applications, and therefore the development of high-brightness laboratory-scale sources is crucial. We present here imaging of a fixed embryonic mouse sample using a compact laser–plasma-based X-ray light source and compare the results to images obtained using a commercial X-ray μCT scanner. The radiation is generated by the betatron motion of electrons inside a dilute and transient plasma, which circumvents the flux limitations imposed by the solid or liquid anodes used in conventional electron-impact X-ray tubes. This X-ray source is pulsed (duration <30 fs), bright (>1010 photons per pulse), small (diameter <1 μm), and has a critical energy >15 keV. Stable X-ray performance enabled tomographic imaging of equivalent quality to that of the μCT scanner, an important confirmation of the suitability of the laser-driven source for applications. The X-ray flux achievable with this approach scales with the laser repetition rate without compromising the source size, which will allow the recording of high-resolution μCT scans in minutes.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Could a particle accelerator using laser-driven implosion become a reality? © 2018 Medical Xpress One of the most vital research paths in genetics is the relationship between genes and embryonic growth. Noninvasive, whole-body 3-D imaging of embryos is highly important for establishing these relationships in order to determine the impact of specific genes on development. Mice are a widespread research model in genetics, but capturing 3-D imagery of mouse fetal development requires higher resolution and higher throughput than conventional micro computed tomography (micro-CT) can provide.last_img read more

Greta Gerwig Jordan Peele among Directors Guild n

first_imgGreta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jan 11, 2018 10:57 am PDT Last Updated Jan 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film “Lady Bird” and Peele for his horror sensation “Get Out,” which also earned him a first-time director nod.Guillermo del Toro, who won the Golden Globe for directing Sunday, also scored his first DGA nomination for the romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water,” as did Martin McDonagh for his revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Christopher Nolan got his fourth for “Dunkirk.” Nolan was previously nominated for “Inception,” ”The Dark Knight” and “Memento.”First-time feature film nominees include Peele, Aaron Sorkin for “Molly’s Game,” Taylor Sheridan for “Wind River,” William Oldroyd for “Lady Macbeth” and Geremy Jasper for “Patti Cake$.”The television nominees were announced Wednesday and included Canadians Jeremy Podeswa for the “Game of Thrones” episode “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and Jean-Marc Vallee for the series “Big Little Lies.”Winners will be revealed at an untelevised Feb. 3 ceremony and dinner in Beverly Hills hosted by Judd Apatow.With nearly 16,000 members, including television and commercial directors, the guild often selects a more populist lineup when compared with the selections of the nearly 400 members of the directors’ branch of the film academy.Although Oscar and DGA nominations rarely match up exactly, guild choices can be a formidable predictor of the Oscar winner. Last year, Damien Chazelle became the youngest DGA feature film winner and went on to win the Academy Award for “La La Land.”Oscar nomination voting closes Friday, and nominees will be announced Jan. 23.center_img This image released by A24 Films shows director Greta Gerwig on the set of “Lady Bird.” Gerwig is nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America for her direction on the film. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP) last_img read more

Cyndi Lauper unveils report on LGBTQ youth homeles

first_imgCyndi Lauper unveils report on LGBTQ youth homelessness Musician Cyndi Lauper poses for a portrait at the Sunset Marquis, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. Lauper is spearheading research into how state governments deal with youth homelessness – especially for LGBTQ youth. Lauper’s True Colors Fund released a report Thursday measuring how each state holds up on providing services such as housing and mental health for homeless youth. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) by Pablo Arauz Pena, The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2018 3:38 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Years before reaching pop music stardom, Cyndi Lauper was down on her luck, broke and homeless.She was in her late teens and ready to move out of her family’s house, but her parents wouldn’t sign a lease for her own place. She found a job at a restaurant, but that didn’t pan out either and she ended up living on the streets and in a shelter in Vermont.“I felt like a failure because I couldn’t even be a good waitress,” the singer recounted Thursday morning to a small group of journalists in the courtyard of a luxury hotel off the Sunset Strip.She told her experience with homelessness, which came nearly a decade before she became a pop superstar in the early ’80s, while unveiling a nationwide report on youth homelessness.The interactive report ranks how states provide services such as housing and mental health for homeless youth based on a variety of criteria, including access to hormone therapy for transgender people and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.It is a joint project between Lauper’s True Colors Fund and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.Washington and Massachusetts ranked first and second on the list, with California and Connecticut tying for third. The lowest ranking states are South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas and Wyoming.The report found that even in the top-ranked states, there’s room for improvement in the availability of services, such shelters, counselling and training for identifying LGBTQ persons. They also said laws should be changed to decriminalize truancy and other policy changes are needed to keep vulnerable youth out of the juvenile justice system.Lauper said the report can be used as a tool for advocates to make a direct change in the way service providers across the country can assist and ultimately prevent youth homelessness.The singer said the fund will update its research annually.Lauper, 65, is best known for hits like “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, “Good Enough” and “Time After Time.” Her debut album “She’s So Unusual” had four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984.It was the singer’s own experiences with homelessness that inspired her to want to improve conditions for displaced youth, especially those from the LGBTQ community. She created the True Colors Fund, which advocates for services providers, such as shelters and clinics for homeless youth, in 2008.She also said she hopes the effort will inspire young people to contribute to the solution.“I was brought up in the civil rights movement and I listened to Dr. King all the time,” she said. “I know that it was all of us that was going to make a change, not some.”___Follow Pablo Arauz Pena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pabloaarauzlast_img read more

Paphos lifeguards hold peaceful protest

first_imgPAPHOS lifeguards held a peaceful protest over conditions outside Paphos district office on Thursday morning before meeting with the Paphos District Officer for negotiations.The lifeguards were protesting over staff shortages, a lack of equipment and long overdue upgrades to lifeguard towers.Mary Lambrou, Paphos District Officer, told the Cyprus Mail that a total of ten new lifeguards are being employed in Paphos this year, a big improvement on last year’s staff numbers, which stood at thirty-six.She said the result was due to pressure from the lifeguards’ association and persistence on the part of the district administration.“From the beginning of July, there will be seven more lifeguards being employed in Paphos, there are currently thirty nine and that will rise to forty six.”She said that three extra staff had already been given the green light at the start of the season, bringing the total number of new lifeguards to ten.Lambrou added that there are thirty areas designated as swimming areas over the entire Paphos district and that some areas, such as Mandria village, show little interest in employing lifeguards as their salaries are paid 50% by the local authorities and 50% by the government.“These areas might not have large numbers of tourists, for example,” she said.However, she stressed that all of the designated areas have at least one lifeguard on duty, whilst most have two. Where one lifeguard only is on duty, they work every day from 10am to 5.30pm without a day off.“If they need a day off, a lifeguard is brought from another area where there are two,” she said.Mathaios Mathaiou, president of the Paphos Lifeguards’ Association said the meeting was a productive one and that the authorities had listened to their complaints and assured them they would be taken considered.“We need to ensure the safety of swimmers in Paphos and although this is a good start, more needs to be done,” he said.Mathaiou said that along with more staff, three of four defibrillator machines are needed, and that lifeguard towers, especially those in the municipality of Paphos, need to be upgraded and in some cases replaced. Some don’t provide any shade and access ladders are positioned at the back instead of the front of the tower, giving lifeguards no view of the sea as they enter and exit the structure.“Some are also too small, there is nowhere for us to put our stuff, and they need to meet the standards that are set,” he said.He added that Paphos MPs Andreas Facontis and Charalambos Pittokopitis, had also supported and attended the meeting.“Mr. Facontis said that he supported our request to have lifeguards working for eleven months of the year,” he said.Lambrou said the district office is scheduling a meeting, possibly on Monday, with all of the municipalities in attendance, to see what help can be given to improve the lifeguard towers.“We will see if we are able to secure more staff next year,” she said.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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