One killed, six injured in clashes in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

first_imgOne person was killed and six others were injured after members of two communities clashed at Chatela village here, police said Tuesday.The clash broke out after two men — Rajkumar and Shavaiz — entered into an argument following a quarrel between their children, Superintendent of Police, Rural, Alok Sharma, said.On Monday evening, members of the two groups attacked each other with sticks, leaving six injured and one dead, police said. Rajkumar was declared dead at a hospital here. The injured are undergoing treatment at the health facility, they said.Two people have been arrested and a search has been launched to nab the remaining accused, Mr. Sharma said. Police personnel have been deployed in the village to thwart any untoward incident, the officer said.last_img read more

Man jumps off cliff with baby after quarrel with wife

first_imgA man in Mizoram jumped off a cliff along with his four-month-old daughter on Thursday after his wife allegedly refused to breastfeed the baby. The baby died while he sustained grievous injuries.The man, identified as Shanti Joy Chakma, had been admitted at the Civil Hospital in Lunglei, headquarters of Lunglei district about 170 km south of State capital Aizawl.Locals said Shanti Joy, employed as a cook at a private college in Zawlpui village, picked up a quarrel with his wife after she refused to breastfeed the baby. In a fit of anger, he took the baby and jumped off the edge of the hill on which his rented house in the Rahsi Veng area of the village was located.Lunglei Superintendent of Police L.T. Mawia, however, said the reason behind the man’s “seemingly suicidal” jump would be known only after the investigation was over.“The information I have is that he jumped from a height of about 100 feet after a quarrel with his wife possibly because of some domestic issues. He snatched the baby from the woman, ran out of the house and jumped off the cliff,” he said.last_img read more

Khushbir Kaur bags Asiad silver, sets national record in race walk

first_imgThe 21-year-old from Amritsar clocked 1:33:07 to improve on her previous personal best of 1:33:37Khushbir Kaur on Sunday became the first Indian woman to clinch a 20km Race Walk silver medal in the Asian Games by bettering her personal best and setting a new national record in the process.The 21-year-old from Amritsar clocked 1:33:07 to improve on her previous personal best of 1:33:37, which was also the national record, to finish second at the Marathon Course in Incheon.Khushbir was a little over two minutes behind gold-medallist Lu Xiuzhi of China, who clocked 1:31:06.Indian was consistently third till the 18km mark before going up a position in the final two kilometres, thanks largely to the slowing down of second-placed Chinese Nie Jingjing, who eventually finished fourth.Khushbir was a little over two minutes behind gold-medallist Lu Xiuzhi of ChinaThe bronze medal went to local favourite Jeon Yeongeun, who also clocked a personal best of 1:33:18.This is the biggest triumph of Khushbir’s nascent career after the bronze medal she won at this year’s Asian Walking Championships bronze in Japan. She was the first Indian woman to achieve such a feat.Khushbir burst into the scene after winning a bronze medal in the 10,000-metre walk race at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo.last_img read more

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India

first_imgGurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900.Galaxy Tab S4 sports narrower bezels to fit a 10.5-inch display with Super AMOLED technology, as well as a 16:10 screen ratio.Powered by a 7,300mAh battery, Galaxy Tab S4 also comes with four speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology.”Paired with Samsung Dex and S Pen, Galaxy Tab S4 is designed for those who need something portable like a tablet yet capable like a PC,” Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told reporters here.Samsung DeX optimises the user experience for work situations and gives what they want from a PC experience — a big screen, a full-size keyboard and a mouse. In Standalone mode, one can enjoy a PC-like interface even without a monitor or the “Book Cover” Keyboard, Samsung India said. In Dual mode, users can connect the tablet to a bigger monitor with an HDMI adapter. The redesigned S Pen offers an authentic handwriting experience – suitable for drawing, taking notes, and messaging. Galaxy Tab S4 will be available from Thursday onwards in black and grey colours on Samsung Online Shop and leading offline retail stores, the South Korean tech giant said, adding that it will also be available on Amazon from October 20 onwards. Samsung also announced several offers for those who want to buy the flagship tablet. Those with HDFC Bank credit cards will be able to avail an introductory offer that lets consumers get Rs 5,000 cashback on purchase of Galaxy Tab S4. Moreover, Galaxy Tab S4 customers on Jio 4G, would be entitled to get instant cashback of Rs 2,750 on recharging with Rs 198 or Rs 299 plan.They would also get double data benefits on every recharge for the next four recharges,advertisementSamsung India said. –IANSgb/sedlast_img read more

County Ground

first_imgThe County Ground Taunton, home of Somerset County Cricket Club, will host three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures.The County Ground Taunton is overlooked by the towers of three churches, with the towers of St. Jame’s, St. George’s and St. Mary’s churches rising behind the pavilion and the Quantock Hills overlooking the other fourth end.The County Ground Taunton has been in use since 1882, and staged one game in the 1983 World Cup and two in 1999, including India’s clash with Sri Lanka.Taunton was unveiled as the official home of English women’s cricket team in 2016 and in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, the County Ground Taunton was host to seven fixtures.Opened:1882Capacity: 6500Known as: Athletic Ground, The Cooper Associates County GroundEnds: River End, Old Pavilion EndLocation: Taunton, EnglandICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches -18:00 IST: AFG vs NZ, Match 1315:00 IST: AUS vs PAK, Match 1715:00 IST: WI vs BAN, Match 23STATS – ODITotal matches: 10Matches won batting first: 3Matches won bowling first: 7Average 1st Inns scores: 219Average 2nd Inns scores: 194Highest total recorded: 373/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SLLowest total recorded:101/10 (40.3 Ov) by SLW vs RSAWHighest score chased: 231/5 (41 Ov) by ZIM vs KenLowest score defended: 269/10 (48.3 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAWlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh stun South Africa after record-breaking ODI total

first_imgBangladesh caused the first upset of World Cup 2019 when they defeated South Africa by 21 runs at The Oval on Sunday. Bangladesh are also the first Asian team to win a game in this World Cup.Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan had lost their opening matches to West Indies, New Zealand and Australia respectively. But Bangladesh were determined to showcase much better cricket and piled up 330 for 6 off their 50 overs.SA vs BAN, ICC World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreChasing 331, South Africa, who were without the experienced Hashim Amla, were banking heavily on Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis. But the target was a little too stiff for the Proteas.To be fair to South Africa, they were in the hunt for a while. Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram. Faf du Plessis, David Miller van der Dussen and JP Duminy got starts but they could not convert them into match-winning scores.Pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin picked up five wickets between them as they struck in regular intervals to dent South Africa’s chase.By the time Duminy joined forces with Chris Morris, the asking rate had climbed steeply for South Africa and it was only a matter of time before Bangladesh wrapped up a famous victory.It was a great day for Bangladesh who had posted their highest ODI score hours ago.Earlier in the day, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to field first.On a flat pitch, Bangladesh would go on to produce the highest score of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Andile Phehlukwayo removed Tamim Iqbal for 16 but not before he had added 60 for the opening wicket with Soumya Sarkar.advertisementBangladesh lost Soumya Sarkar for a well-made 42 soon after before two of their greatest cricketers ever took center stage. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim added 142 for the 3rd wicket and played a range of dazzling shots.Shakib fell to Imran Tahir in his 100th ODI after scoring a fine 75 off 84. Meanwhile. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 78 to put Bangladesh in a strong position.South Africa had lost the opening game of the 2019 World Cup to hosts and they were under pressure.Mohammad Mithun (21) and Mosaddek Hossain (26) played blazing cameos while Mahmudullah smashed an unbeaten 46 off 33 balls to propel Bangladesh to a daunting 330 for 6.Also Read | Virat Kohli is blessed with a confidence like no one else: Viv RichardsAlso Read | When Sachin Tendulkar’s friend almost lost his World Cup man-of-the-match awardsAlso See:last_img read more

Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi on target as Barcelona demolish Sevilla

first_imgBarcelona thrashed Sevilla 4-0 at the Camp Nou to move up to second in LaLiga, two points behind arch-rivals Real Madrid. The match was as good as settled during an eight-minute spell in the first half when Barcelona scored three times.Luis Suárez broke the deadlock with a brilliant overhead kick in the 27th minute before Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembélé struck twice in quick succession. Eden Hazard scores first Real Madrid goal in hard-fought win over Granada The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Barcelona European roundup: Hoffenheim stun Bayern Munich, Reina rescues Milan Share on Facebook Soccer Lionel Messi wrapped up an 11th successive home league win when he curled home an unstoppable free-kick with 12 minutes left, although a resounding victory was soured somewhat for Barcelona by the dismissal of two players in the final three minutes.Ronald Araujo, having come on in the 73rd minute to make his first-team debut, was sent off after being adjudged to have brought down Javier Hernández when last man, and Dembélé followed him back to the changing room moments later, seemingly for something he said to the referee.Despite those late setbacks, Barcelona moved into the top two above Atletico Madrid, who suffered more frustrations as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Real Valladolid. Diego Simeone’s men have now recorded three goalless draws in their last four matches to slip three points behind city rivals Real.Basque rivals Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao also fell further adrift of the pacesetters this weekend after both slumped to second successive defeats, going down to Getafe and Celta Vigo respectively. Fifth-placed Sociedad, looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss at Sevilla, took a fifth-minute lead through Mikel Merino but the 53rd-minute dismissal of Diego Llorente changed the direction of the match. Topics Share on WhatsApp La Liga Share on Pinterest Jaime Mata levelled 15 minutes later and Nemanja Maksimovic snatched an 89th-minute winner for the visitors.Athletic, beaten at Valencia last time out, went down to a 74th-minute Iago Aspas goal at Balaídos to remain seventh.At the other end of the table, Real Mallorca leapfrogged Espanyol and climbed out of the bottom two after beating the Barcelona-based outfit 2-0.Ante Budimir put the promoted islanders ahead just before half-time and Salva Sevilla secured their second win of the campaign 17 minutes from the end. news European club football Share on Twitter Reuse this content Read more Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more


first_imgFor all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITEDay one of the 2007 NTL provided action-packed touch football, highlighted by the final game between the Sharks and Cobras in the Mens Open division. The match began with a number of unforced errors, with both sides turning the ball over, before trading touch-downs. The Cobras went two ahead to lead 4-2 at the end of the half. The match heated up with Sharks player an New Zealand Men’s Open Captain Troy Skinner verbally encouraging his team. As the intesity between the players increased, the Sharks lifted, to maintain their lead, taking the match 8-6.In a battle of the cross-town permits, the Sharks took the day 3-1 with victories over the Cobras in the Womens 20s 4-2 and Mixed Open 13-5, with the Cobras victory coming in the Open Womens 6-5, with a stand out performance from Kelly Woods. In the Mixed Open, the Sydney Mets vying for their sixth straight title, have showed they are vulnerable without the “king of mixed” Tony Eltakchi, loosing to the Sharks 10-6. They recovered in the second round, with a comprehensive 10 -6 victory over the Cyclones.9amWomens 20s: Eagles (4) def Rustlers (3)Womens 20s: Rebels (4) def Mets (3)Mixed Open: Sharks (10) def Mets (6)Mixed Open: Cobras (7) def Suns (4)Mixed Open: Scorpions (8) def Rustlers (2)9.50amWomens 20s:  Hornets (12) def Crusaders (1)Womens 20s: Cobras (6) def ACT (0)Mixed Open: Rebels (10) drew Hornets (10)Mixed Open: Barbarians (8) def Cyclones (6)Womens 20s: Suns (6) def Cyclones (0)11am Opening Ceremony 12pmWomens Open: Sharks (7) def ACT (1)Womens Open: Cobras (13) def Hornets (1)Mens 20s: Mets (6) def Cobras (2)Mens 20s: ACT (8) def Cyclones (7) Mens 20s: Hornets (8) def Crusaders (5)Mens 20s: Rustlers (8) drew Sharks (8)12.50pmWomens Open: Mets (13) def Scorpions (1)Womens Open: Cyclones (8) def Crusaders (1)Mixed Open: Mets (10) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open:  Rustlers (15) def Eagles (3)Womens Open: Barbarians (11) def Rebels (1)Womens 20s: Hornets (11) def ACT (1)1.40pmMens Open: Barbarians (7) def ACT (3)Mens Open: Rustlers (7) def Eagles (3)  Mixed Open: Hornets (8) def Barbarians (3)Womens 20s:  Cobras (5) def Mets (1)Womens 20s: Eagles (5) def Rebels (3)Womens 20s: Suns (3) def Sharks (2)Womens 20s: Cyclones (10) def Crusaders (0)2.30pmMens Open:  Cobras (14) def Hornets (2)Mens Open: Suns (10) def Crusaders (3)Mens Open: Sharks (12) def Cyclones (4)Mens Open: Mets (10) def Rebels (4)Mens 20s: Sharks (6) def Cyclones (4)3.20pmMixed Open: Suns (11) def ACT (1)Mixed Open: Cobras (13) def Rustlers (3)Mixed Open:  Rebels (7) def Scorpions (3)Mens 20s:  Rustlers (4) def Cobras (1)Mens 20s:  Mets (7) def Suns (6)Mens 20s: ACT (5) drew Hornets (5)4.10pmWomens 20s: Suns (11) def ACT (1)Womens 20s: Mets (3) def Crusaders (1)Womens 20s: Rustlers (7) def Rebels (2)Womens Open: Cobras (6) def Sharks (5)Womens Open: Mets (17) def Eagles (1)Womens Open: Rustlers (5) def Crusaders (4)5pmMens Open: Rustlers (5) drew ACT (5)Womens 20s: Sharks (4) def Cobras (2)Womens 20s:  Eagles (5) def Cyclones (2) Womens Open: Suns (14) def Scorpions (1)Womens Open: Rebels (3) def Hornets (0) Womens Open: Barbarians 12 def ACT (2)5.50pmMixed Open: Barbarians (8) def Mets (4)Mixed Open:  Rebels (12) def Cyclones (2)Mixed Open: Hornets (6) def Rustlers (1)Mixed Open: Scorpions (9) def Suns (4)Mens 20s: Mets (11) def Sharks (3)Mens 20s: Rustlers (8) def ACT (4)Mens Open: Hornets (7) def Crusaders (6)6.40pmMens Open: Sharks (8) def Cobras (6)Mens 20s: Cyclones (5) def Crusaders (2) Mens 20s: Suns (8) def Cobras (5)Mens Open: Suns (11) def Cyclones (5)Mens Open: Scorpions (10) def Rebels (7)Mens Open: Mets (9) def Eagles (4)Mixed Open:  Sharks (13) def Cobras (5)last_img read more

13th Annual Denim Diamonds Stars For ACT Today

first_imgBright lights and cameras will be out in force at the 13th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars, a red-carpet evening to raise funds for ACT Today!, the nation’s leading autism nonprofit organization providing help and support to children with autism and their families.3th Annual Denim, Diamonds and StarsPresenters include actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Cole.The event is Sunday, October 7 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village (2 Dole Dr.). Festivities include red-carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, gourmet dinner catered by Four Seasons award-winning chefs, celebrity presenters and special tributes to 2018 honorees. Honorees are Richard Schiff, Emmy-winning actor/producer/director and currently in “The Good Doctor,” Joanne Lara, executive director of Autism Works Now! and Rose van Wier Hein, founder/CEO of Golden Heart Ranch. Emceeing the event is Nick Belardo.Since it began in 2005, ACT Today! Has helped more than 1,400 families and distributed more than $1.65 million in grants. Presenting sponsor is Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to read more

Its not too late to set money resolutions for 2019

New Year’s Day has come and gone and perhaps your resolve to stick to your resolutions has disappeared by now as well. If so, don’t despair — it’s not too late to set and achieve some money goals.WHY GOALS MATTERIt is important to use goals to help achieve big plans. For example, you may want to retire comfortably or own a house one day. But how do you do that? By setting smaller, achievable goals to get you down that path.“It’s planning,” said Michael Eisenberg, CPA, financial planner and member of a financial literacy commission for the American institute of CPAs. “Setting goals is equal to planning. When you have a goal you can see it and take steps toward it.”And when it comes to something as important and long-term as your financial security, goals are extremely important. Once you write down a specific goal it begins to become more real. And if you take action on it and see incremental success, it can often provide the positive feedback loop that helps keep people going.“It’s interesting to watch human behaviour,” Eisenberg said. “When (clients) start to set some money away and see it grow they start to (think) ‘wow’ and continue to do it.”WHY NOW?New Year’s has passed but a recent study from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania found that other days that have importance to individuals can serve as fresh starts of sorts as well.The study found that certain “landmark” days — such as a birthday, the start of a new week or beginning of a new school term — can jump start new habits. The exact day doesn’t matter as much as the fact it is embraced by an individual. That’s because when people buy into these landmarks, they interrupt the traditional decision-making process, helping people focus on their high-level goals rather than the mundane details of daily life.Consider a stop for coffee in the morning. Where someone might normally decide if they are going to stop based on a desire for coffee or how long the line is, this thinking may shift if someone has embraced a bigger goal, said Wharton researcher Katherine Milkman. The thinking may shift to “Is this coffee helping my ultimate goal of saving money?”Milkman, who specializes in behaviour change and decision making, also notes that people should not beat themselves up if they have tried and failed before.“Change is hard,” she said. “We have all tried these things before and we all need a kick in the butt to try again.”HOW TO CRAFT A GOALIt is important to pick a goal that really matters to you.Once you have a goal, make sure it is achievable. So don’t say you will save $29,000 if you earn $30,000, Milkman said as an example. Try something more bite-sized like saving $2,000 and calculate what that might mean on a weekly basis. Then figure out what steps you need to take (take the bus, bring your lunch twice a week, etc.) to make that happen.Lastly, write it down. Experts across the board agree this helps cement your goal.HOW TO MAKE THEM STICKConsider both the carrot and the stick.On the carrot side, keep your bigger goal in mind when you make smaller decisions along the way. And maybe consider how your future self might feel if you achieve that goal. A 2014 study from researchers from a group of universities used age progression software to show people what they looked like at retirement age. Those who saw the older images of themselves were significantly more willing to save money for retirement than those who had not. You may also want to consider the stick: some people commit to a financial penalty if they fail to meet smaller goals along the way.Some people make their goals public as the shame of admitting failure keeps them committed. “Anything you can do to make it painful to fail makes it incentive to succeed,” Milkman said.Also, try making it easy on yourself. If you are committed to saving or paying off a debt, automate it so that money is moved without you even having to take further action.Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press read more

Italys EGP Nareva to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm in

Rabat – The Midelt wind farm is the first part of the 850 megawatt Integrated Wind Project (PEI) which includes four other wind farms, Enel Green Power (EGP) wrote in a statement on November 5.The Midelt wind farm will cost MAD 2.5 billion and is expected to be complete in 2 years.Morocco’s National Electricity Office (ONEE), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), and a consortium of both EGP and the Moroccan energy company Nareva all signed financing agreements on November 5 to start the wind farm’s construction. The project is “financed through equity investments from shareholders as well as debt financing from ONEE,” according to EGP.Read also: Moroccan MASEN and AFDB Announce “Desert to Power” InitiativeThe Midelt wind farm “is set to contribute to the economic and social development of Morocco, and particularly that of the Midelt region, notably in terms of job creation and use of local services,” wrote EGP.The Midelt farm is expected to have enough capacity to power a city like Agadir, with 500,000 inhabitants, and save 400,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.“With this first, important step that we are taking today, Enel Green Power will support Morocco’s energy demand and help the country meet its objective to increase power generation from renewables, as announced in its Domestic Energy Strategy,” said Antonio Cammisecra, head of EGP. Once the Midelt wind farm becomes operational, the companies will sell the electricity produced to ONEE for a 20-year power purchase agreement. The blades and towers of the wind farm will be manufactured in Morocco through Spanish Siemens Gamesa, the only supplier of wind turbines for the project.Read also: Soluna and Blockchain DMG Partner for Moroccan Wind Farm ProjectMorocco’s ambitious wind projectThe EGP and Nareva consortium were awarded the 850 megawatt Integrated Wind Project following an international tender.The wind project will cost MAD 12 billion.The project, according to EGP, “marks a turning point in Morocco’s national energy strategy, aimed at meeting the country’s growing demand for electricity, at competitive prices while complying with Morocco’s sustainable development goals.”Nareva CEO Said El Hadi said, “The 850 MW [Integrated Wind Project] is a project that will enable Morocco to make significant progress in meeting its energy strategy.” “We are pleased to support the Government in achieving its goal of increasing the share of renewable energy to 52% of the country’s installed capacity by 2030,” El Hadi added.Read also: King Mohammed VI’s Renewable Energy Goals Reached Within DeadlineOn November 2, King Mohammed VI chaired a meeting to follow up the implementation of Morocco’s renewable energy strategy. During the meeting, the King gave instructions “to increase the initial ambitions for renewable energy to exceed the current goal of 52 percent of the national electric mix by 2030.”The other four wind farms included in the 850 megawatt wind projects will be built in Tangier (100 megawatts), Jbel Lahdid (200 megawatts) in western Morocco, and Tiskrad (300 megawatts) and Boujdour (100 megawatts) in southern provinces. read more

Special commodity levy on sugar increased by Rs 175kg

Though the levy on imported sugar has been increased there is no escalation in the selling price of sugar. On the recommendation of the Cabinet Sub Committee on Cost of Living the Government had introduced maximum retail price for 16 essential items inclusive of sugar. Accordingly the maximum selling price of 1 kg of white sugar will continue to be Rs 95.00 (Colombo Gazette) The Special Commodity Levy (SCL) of cents 0.25/kg imposed on imported sugar has been increased by Rs 1.75/kg from midnight Thursday (15). Accordingly, the Gazette extraordinary to effect the increase of this levy to Rs 2.00/kg has been issued by the Trade and Investment Department of the Treasury, the Ministry of Finance said.Meanwhile, a Special commodity levy of Rs 15/kg has also been imposed on imported raw sugar also from midnight Wednesday as the locally produced raw sugar is coming to the market these days. Sri Lanka produces around 50,000 MT of raw (Brown) sugar annually which is less than 10 percent of the annual brown sugar need. read more

Tensions ease in latest Côte dIvoire violence some refugees return – UN

While the influx into Liberia has ground to a halt, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners continue to monitor and to provide assistance in the border areas. Last week the agency estimated that 19,000 Ivorians had fled the recent violence into Liberia, itself recovering from 14 years of civil war and violent anarchy. In the western part of the country, UN peacekeepers recovered and then destroyed a cache of arms and ammunition in a church at Danane. The latest crisis began on 4 November when Government forces bombed rebel positions in the in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants. Two days later Government forces bombed French peacekeepers there, killing nine, and French troops destroyed the Government’s air force in retaliation, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) was set up in April to help implement peace accords between the Government and rebels signed in January 2003. read more

Shooting victim Tanesha Melbourne described as innocent child caught up in postcode

first_imgThe death of Tanesha Melbourne capped a terrifying weekend of violence on London’s streets which saw three people murdered and three left fighting for their lives after being stabbed or shot. While Tanesha lay dying in Tottenham, another teenager aged 16, was shot in the face in Walthamstow a few miles away. Police said he died in hospital with his family by his bedside on Tuesday evening. Credit: PA The 17-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting on Easter Monday was described by close friends yesterday as “just an innocent child caught up in this stupid postcode war”. Tanesha Melbourne Tanesha Melbourne A 15-year-old boy, also discovered at the scene, was treated for stab injuries which are no longer life-changing and he was subsequently…last_img read more

Now you can try out Firefox OS in your browser

first_imgWant to play with Mozilla’s pure-web, open source Firefox OS? You could always flash it to a Galaxy Nexus or a Raspberry Pi, but what if you don’t have an experimental handset or dev board handy? Just launch Firefox and go all Xzibit on it: run Mozilla’s browser-powered operating system inside your browser. You can even try out its browser while you’re at it.Mozilla’s development crew has released a new emulator that you can install like any other Firefox extension. It’s packaged as a .XPI, and there are dedicated versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems available for download. The Windows version, unfortunately, is a tad on the unstable side right now (“crashy,” as Mozilla puts it).Don’t let that stop you from taking FxOS for an test drive. It’s exciting to see how much progress Mozilla has made already, and even more exciting to think about what we’ll see later this year or early next year when the first phones running Firefox OS start shipping.Just about everything works as you’d expect it to. You can visit the Firefox Marketplace and install apps, fire up the built-in maps app (powered by Nokia) and get travel directions, traffic details, and public transit routes, and fiddle about with the ineffectual FxOS settings  on your imaginary phone.Want to fill the pages of your address book? Facebook importing works beautifully. And although the Firefox browser crashes when I launch it on its own, it’s done an excellent job of handling chat sessions on whenever I’ve managed to catch a contact online in the emulator.You won’t get a full sense of how Firefox OS feels on a phone by playing with R2D2B2G, but it’s a hassle-free way to get a quick look at Mozilla’s take on a modern mobile operating system. Head over to Blue Sky On Mars and grab the .XPI if you’re ready to try it out yourself.via Blue Sky on Marslast_img read more

Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe

first_img 15,294 Views Share192 Tweet Email4 NEW DATA HAS revealed high success rates in curative approaches to the treatment of oesophageal cancer, as the 17th Lollipop Day approaches.Barrett’s Oesophagus is a condition that is frequently a precursor to full-scale cancer.The National Registry & Biobank for Barrett’s Oesophagus patients, which links six Irish hospitals, helps identify at-risk persons earlier and track their progress with regular surveillance, using endoscopies and bioscopies. The Registry is funding by the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF).Since 2010, the national data has revealed that of 6,000 patients, some 1033 (18%) at first diagnosis with Barrett’s had worrisome changes in their condition, with 5% having early cancer.On follow-up for an average of four years, 20% of patients who had no worries from the first scope developed concerning changes, just over 15.7% were found with dysplasia and no cancer, and 4.3% were found with high-grade dysplasia or cancer.EndotherapyIn patients with low-grade changes – dysplasia – on first scope, 33% progressed to cancer in the follow-up.Suitable patients who are monitored on the Registry can then receive endotherapy – curative approaches to treatment that may heretofore have been treated with major surgery to remove the oesophagus.Endotherapy can minimise or prevent abnormal cells from developing into a cancerous condition of the oesophagus.The data collected by the Registry has found that 264 patients with worrisome changes in their Barrett’s Oesophagus condition have undergone endotherapy.In this period, 100 patients had their oesophagus removed for early cancers. Of these, 60% went straight to surgery as not suitable for endotherapy.30% had attempted treatment with endotherapy which showed features demanding oesophageal surgery.In just 10 patients (10%) did endotherapy fail and their cancer relapsed, leading them with no choice but major surgery.Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe with a 25% increase in cases of the disease over the last two decades here, and around 450 new diagnoses a year.However, the above outcomes show a large success rate to date as a result of the curative approaches to treating cancer that is caught early.Lollipop DayThe 17th annual Lollipop Day, run by the OCF, takes place on the 23-24 February.Lollipop Day is the charity’s main fundraising event every year. Hundreds of volunteers sell lollipops throughout Ireland during the event to help raise funds for the charity.The lollipops were chosen as the emblem for the campaign to highlight the most comment symptom of suspicion of oesophageal cancer – difficulty swallowing.“Improving patients’ quality of life and providing support are our priorities and the OCF is proud to be part of a national effort which makes treatment accessible and is always pushing the boundaries and progressing options,” Noelle Ryan, chief executive of the OCF said. We could not do this without the generosity and support of the public. Curative approaches, endotherapy and the Registry would not be where they are today for people in Ireland without donations.Read: People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancerMore: HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says By Hayley Halpin 6 Comments Irish oesophageal cancer rates remain among the highest in Europe However, new data reveals high success rates in curative approaches to oesophageal cancer treatment. Lollipop Day takes place this week. Feb 18th 2018, 5:52 PM center_img Monday 19 Feb 2018, 6:00 AM Image: Elvira Koneva via Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Image: Elvira Koneva via Shutterstocklast_img read more

Game of Thrones star named as Grand Marshal of Dublins St Patricks

first_img Liam Cunningham will lead the parade. ACTOR LIAM CUNNINGHAM is to be the Grand Marshal of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.Cunningham currently plays Davos Seaworth in HBO series Game of Thrones and has also played prominent roles in Irish films such as the Wind that Shakes the Barley and War of the Buttons.In recent years other Grand Marshals of the parade have included Annalise Murphy, John Giles, Katie Taylor and Ronnie Drew.Speaking today after the announcement was made, Cunningham said he was honoured to lead the St Patrick’s Day Parade in his home city.“I have always been a proud Irishman and Dubliner and do my best to represent my country and city when I am abroad working. It’s a huge honour to be invited back to lead the parade on our national holiday. I’m really looking forward to being a part of it,” he said.Read: Trafalgar Square, Athletic Bilbao’s stadium and the Space Needle are all going green for St Patrick’s Day >Read: In full: Here’s where our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day > Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 11:18 AM Share80 Tweet Email4 By Rónán Duffy Feb 28th 2018, 11:18 AM Game of Thrones star named as Grand Marshal of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Liam Cunningham is a Dubliner and says he is “honoured” to be chosen. center_img Short URL Image: Mike Pont/Getty Images Liam Cunningham will lead the parade. Image: Mike Pont/Getty Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 30 Comments 13,047 Views last_img read more

Final 1017 WWE Smackdown rating number is up

first_imgFacebook The 10/17 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.96 cable rating with 2.69 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 1.94 cable rating with 2.67 million viewers.The show finished at No. 2 for the night drawing a 0.8 among adults 18-49.Source:, WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday center_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Pinterestlast_img read more