Virat Kohli, the world’s No.1 ranked ODI batsman had just been dismissed for 112. India were just eight runs away from victory, South Africa were on the cusp of losing their first ODI at home after 17 successive victories when something wonderful happened at Kingsmead.Imran Tahir, the world’s No.1 ranked ODI bowler had a poor night against Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. He had bowled 10 overs for 51 runs and failed to take a wicket. The wily leg-spinner was expected to dent India’s middle-order but he was completely ineffective.However, that did not stop Tahir from running down to Kohli and congratulate him for a special hundred, the Indian superstar’s first in South Africa.ALSO WATCHThat moment was appreciated by the International Cricket Council, which has had to step in and impose demerit points, fines and even suspensions when players have crossed the line and breached the ICC Code of Conduct.#SpiritOfCricket pic.twitter.com/MSlGtYpgpw— ICC (@ICC) February 1, 2018Chasing 270 against the Proteas, India romped home to their first ODI victory in Durban after Kohli smashed his 33rd hundred and Rahane scored a stylish 79. The duo shared a 189-run stand for the third wicket after Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal had restricted South Africa to a below-par score.India-South Africa matches have largely been played in the right spirit over the years. There were some words exchanged between certain players during the Test series and in Durban Thursday night but nothing transpired that crossed the line.Several South African cricketers play in the Indian Premier League and have formed close bonds with Indian players. AB de Villiers has played with Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore for several years while Tahir teamed up with MS Dhoni for Rising Pune Supergiant last season.advertisementTahir and Dhoni will feature together for Chennai Super Kings in this edition of the IPL while Quinton de Kock will share the dressing-room with Kohli and de Villiers at RCB.
zoom The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Madrid Spirit docked at the Dunkerque LNG terminal’s jetty on July 8, marking the industrial start-up of the facility, the French electric utility company EDF Group said.With the arrival of the 2004-built LNG tanker, the terminal received some 130,000 m3 of LNG, originating from a liquefaction plant in Bonny, Nigeria.“The arrival of the first tanker is a key milestone, the fruit of faultless dedication from all teams working on the project. It represents the end of the construction and the industrial start-up of the terminal,” Marc Girard, President of Dunkerque LNG, said.Once the tanker was moored and connected to the discharging arm, the facility began the cooling process to -163°C.The company said that the tank will be discharged slowly over the course of 7 to 10 days.Over the following 10 to 15 days, gas produced from the evaporation of some of this LNG will be sent to the flare.Once cooled, the terminal storage installations will send the gas out to the GRTgaz transmission network, at a low rate initially to test each of the terminal’s units.A second vessel is scheduled to arrive in the first half of August, to carry out test runs of the whole system and performance tests and the company said that the commercial operations could start at the end of September.The terminal, which was constructed over a period of four and a half years, underwent several test runs of the installation without gas during the last few months, which included stress conditions tests, commissioning of utilities, partially cooling with nitrogen down to -110°C.
Les élèves qui croient au pouvoir de rétablissement de la paix de la couleur rose pourront gagner un peu d’argent pour les aider à payer leurs études postsecondaires. Le premier ministre Rodney MacDonald a annoncé, aujourd’hui 11 septembre, un programme de prix d’une valeur de 25 000 $ qui vise à reconnaître les élèves des écoles publiques qui apportent un changement positif dans leur école et dans leur communauté. Cette annonce coïncide avec la journée où les élèves de toute la Nouvelle-Écosse portent du rose et participent à une variété d’activités visant à sensibiliser les gens au sujet de l’intimidation à l’école. « Il y a très peu de choses dans le monde qui sont plus puissantes ou plus influentes qu’une bonne action, » a dit le premier ministre MacDonald. « Grâce à ce nouveau programme, j’espère encourager un plus grand nombre d’élèves à se dépasser et à faire une différence dans leur école, dans leur quartier et dans leur province. » Les Prix du premier ministre pour le changement positif sont des régimes enregistrés d’épargne-études d’une valeur de 2 000 $ chacun. Les prix seront remis chaque année à 10 élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de la maternelle à la 12e année. Un élève qui reçoit le prix en 12e année aura le choix d’accepter le prix sous la forme d’une bourse pour l’inscription au collège ou à l’université de son choix. Pour être admissibles, les élèves doivent faire preuve de leadership en organisant une activité scolaire ou communautaire ou en adoptant un comportement exemplaire qui fait la promotion d’une attitude ou d’un comportement positif. Les lauréats recevront leur prix lors d’une réception organisée par le premier ministre en juin. Le premier ministre et la ministre de l’Éducation, Karen Casey, se sont joints aux élèves de l’école élémentaire John MacNeil de Dartmouth afin de célébrer la journée contre l’intimidation en Nouvelle-Écosse. La journée contre l’intimidation, qui a été proclamée l’année dernière, a lieu le deuxième jeudi de septembre. Cette journée a été inspirée par les élèves de la 12e année de l’école secondaire Central Kings Rural, Travis Price et David Shepherd, qui se sont ralliés pour défendre un nouvel élève qui a été victime d’intimidation simplement parce qu’il avait choisi de porter un chandail rose. Dans un délai de quelques jours seulement, des élèves de partout dans la province et en Amérique du Nord ont commencé à porter du rose pour appuyer les victimes d’intimidation. Le rose est rapidement devenu un symbole puissant contre l’intimidation pour les élèves. « Les actions de ces deux jeunes hommes, ainsi que de leurs camarades de classe qui ont porté du rose à l’école afin d’appuyer un autre élève, nous démontrent à quel point une personne individuelle peut faire une différence, » a dit Mme Casey. « En cette journée contre l’intimidation, il est important de continuer de nous rappeler que nous sommes responsables de promouvoir le respect et l’attitude positive dans nos écoles. » Elle affirme que les écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse travaillent fort afin de promouvoir des environnements sûrs, sains et positifs pour les élèves, notamment par le programme PEBS (Positive and Effective Behaviour Supports) et l’adoption de codes de conduite dans les écoles. L’éducation pour la paix, le respect de soi-même et des autres, ainsi que le respect de la diversité font également partie intégrante du programme d’études. Les critères d’admissibilité aux Prix pour le changement positif, les formulaires de mise en candidature et les noms des huit membres du comité de coordination du programme seront disponibles au début de l’automne.
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WASHINGTON – Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress.In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to stop President Donald Trump from expanding access to short-term health care plans, which offer lower costs but skimpier coverage. It was clear Democrats would lose, and a real victory was never feasible since the measure would have died anyway in the Republican-run House.But by pushing ahead, Democrats made Republicans cast a health care vote that Democrats could wield in campaign ads for next month’s midterm elections, in which they hope to topple the GOP’s 51-49 Senate majority. The vote was also aimed at refocusing people away from the Senate’s nasty battle over confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which both sides say has transformed indifferent conservative voters into motivated ones — for now.Wednesday’s vote was about showing whether Congress will “allow insurance companies to scam Americans with cut-rate health insurance,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of that vote.”Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado insisted it was actually the Democrats who had done themselves no favours with the vote.“Look, if they want to take away people’s health insurance and that’s what they’re campaigning on for the next several weeks, I think it’s a losing strategy,” said Gardner, who heads the Senate GOP’s campaign organization.Using regulations, Trump has moved to let people buy short-term insurance that could last one year — and up to three years if renewed. President Barack Obama’s health care law, which Trump and Republicans have weakened but failed to repeal, created more limited versions of those plans, lasting up to just three months. The policies are for people who don’t get coverage at work.The administration says premiums for the new short-term plans will be around one-third the cost of comprehensive coverage that Obama’s law requires. Republicans have promoted them as a low-cost option for strapped consumers after years of steadily rising premiums, which they blame on Obama’s law, and GOP candidates will be happy to use Wednesday’s vote to make that point.“It’s not surprising that Senate Democrats are fighting to take away people’s choices on health care, to drive up premiums,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who’s facing a surprisingly robust re-election challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.Unlike Obama’s statute, the new policies don’t require coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The government has estimated those people number from 50 million to 130 million, making them a potent political talking point for Democrats. The short-term insurance also doesn’t have to cover a menu of services like prescription drugs and could cap beneficiaries’ benefits. Democrats call the plans “junk insurance” because, they say, the policies will leave unwary consumers purchasing dangerously meagre packages.“Anyone who supports coverage for people with pre-existing conditions should oppose Trump’s “expansion of these junk insurance plans,” said Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., who is running for re-election and introduced the Democratic measure.On its face, Wednesday’s fight was over repealing Trump’s new rules. But practically speaking, it served to renew attention on the overall issue of health care, which polling shows ranks at the top of the public’s priorities and has been a major concern for voters for over a decade.It also comes as campaign operatives assess whether the Kavanaugh battle will overshadow what has been shaping up as a voters’ referendum on Trump, colored by candidates’ views on health care and the economy.Both sides’ consultants say initial polling shows newfound enthusiasm among conservatives, who until the court fight were far less excited about voting than their liberal, anti-Trump counterparts. The big question, they agree, is whether conservative enthusiasm will last until Nov. 6 or fade away, victim to the historic pattern of midterm congressional losses by the party holding the White House and the ever-changing parade of distracting controversies prevalent under Trump.Lawmakers from both parties are putting the best face on voters’ mood.“Whatever difference in enthusiasm Republican voters may have had going into the fall elections has been eliminated,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters.“Kavanaugh’s in the rear-view mirror,” said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who spends weekends campaigning and is expected to be easily re-elected next month. “What people are asking me about is health care.”The Democratic effort to block Trump’s short-term plans lost 50-50, with legislation needing a majority to pass. They forced the vote under a seldom-used procedure that makes it easier for lawmakers to try repealing recent federal regulations.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the only lawmaker to join the other side in the vote, complained that the plans could deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-cost option.Collins and Murkowski helped defeat Trump’s effort to repeal Obama’s law last year.___Associated Press writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this report.
KAHULUI, Hawaii — Hybrid electric planes will be put to the test by a Hawaii airline hoping to use them for short-haul commercial flights.The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday that Mokulele Airlines and Los Angeles-based aircraft design firm Ampaire plan to test a model hybrid on Mokulele’s Maui route in September or October.The companies say a hybrid plane would provide lower operational costs as well as additional routes and more frequent flights. Hawaii is a good fit for the service because communities rely on short-haul flights to travel between islands.The collaboration will include the loan of Mokulele’s pilots and hangar space at Kahului Airport on Maui to Ampaire.Officials say Mokulele was acquired in February by Southern Airways, but the partnership with Ampaire will continue.___Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.comThe Associated Press
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei announced the move following yesterday’s adoption by the IAEA Board of Governors of a resolution calling on Iran to reverse its decision to resume activities at its Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan. Iran voluntarily suspended this and other uranium-enrichment activities last year while negotiating with European Union (EU) nations France, Germany and Britain (the so-called EU-3) on its programme, which it insists is for energy production but which some countries, including the United States, say is aimed at producing nuclear weapons. Enriched uranium can be used for peaceful purposes, such as generating energy, or for making nuclear weapons, and the EU-3 have said a resumption of activities in Isfahan would mean the end of the negotiations. The IAEA has been looking into Iran’s programme ever since the disclosure two years ago that for almost two decades it had concealed its nuclear activities in breach the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Speaking to reporters after yesterday’s meeting in Vienna Mr. ElBaradei noted that the Board called on Iran to “rectify the situation” but also underlined the importance of further discussion about Iran´s decision. “I read that to mean: a call to all parties to go back to the negotiation table. I was very encouraged, in fact, by the statements both by Iran and the EU-3 that they are ready to continue negotiations,” he said. “We will continue, naturally, business as usual. We have a team going to Iran tomorrow to discuss remaining outstanding issues that have to do with safeguards, contamination, and the extent of their enrichment program. So, we are confident that we will continue to make progress.” He reiterated his hope that the current issue of the UCF is just a temporary problem. “We have a hiccup, as I said, but it is not a final rupture and I think that I come from this Board optimistic that we will continue on the path of dialogue,” he added.
The teams, known as the Joint Military/IPS/LNP Anti-Robbery Patrols, will continue to function together with the existing Joint Task Force, UNMIL said yesterday.“Community residents are strongly urged to cooperate with the security patrols in providing adequate and accurate information that will assist in improving the quality of life for the people of Liberia,” it said, giving emergency telephone numbers.
The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) created the training guide – “Implementing the Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour: a training guide for policy makers” – for Government, workers’ and employers’ organizations and international and non-governmental organizations.“The guide is both a training tool and a stepping-stone towards the drafting or revision of a National Action Plan (NAP) against the worst forms of child labour,” Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), said in a statement.An estimated 115 million are involved in the worst forms of child labour, according to ILO figures.“It will bring new momentum to national efforts to reach this challenging goal,” Ms. Thomas added in reference to the 2016 deadline to eliminate the worst forms of child labour. The guide includes a series of training exercises, illustrative text boxes, and addresses monitoring and evaluation as an essential feature of successful action plans, according to the statement.The guide is released ahead of the Global Child Labour Conference, which will take place in 8-10 October in Brazil. The 2010 conference in The Hague adopted the “Roadmap for achieving the Elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016.”The roadmap, which breaks down data by age, gender and region, showed that Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean continue to reduce child labour, while sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed an increase. Africa also has the highest incidence of children working, with one in four children engaged in child labour.
Bad news for those hoping to enjoy an outdoor market lunch today.Unfortunately due to the rain, today’s farmers market has been cancelled. The market will resume next Thursday in Jubilee Court as usual.
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. “The Biami understood nothing. We had to rely entirely on such gestures as we had in common. And it turned out that there were many of them. We smiled – and the Biami smiled back.” Sir David goes onto say that such an expression “has not been entirely learned from our parents” nor our social surroundings, but is part of our “built-in repertoire of gestures” and is understood by all walks of life all over the world.The simple and universal communication tool allowed Sir David to build trust with the tribesmen, he reveals, and it was not long before their relationship headed in a profitable direction.“We began to trade”, Sir David writes. “Pointing at an object, touching fingers to indicate numbers, nodding our head in agreement, all these gestures were unambiguous. We all used our eyebrows a great deal.”Eyebrows are not just there to keep sweat from running into our eyes, Sir David believes, but that their main function “must surely be as signalling devices.”“The Biami drew their eyebrows together to express disapproval. When they accompanied this by shaking the head, they made it unequivocally clear that they did not want the beads that we offered”, he writes. They were one of the most secluded tribes in the world, hidden deep within the forested mountains of Papua New Guinea and cut off from mankind.So when Sir David Attenborough encountered the Biami tribe in 1967, he relied on one “universal and deep-seated” human gesture to communicate with them – a smile.Recollecting the encounter in his new book ‘Life on Earth’, Sir David describes the moment he first met the tribesmen after a two week long trek through the muddy, isolated terrain.Despite their lack of a common cultural ground, he was able to communicate with them through mannerisms that are “deeply embedded in us” and “an inheritance of our evolutionary past”.Sir David writes: “After we had been marching through the mountains for two weeks, drenched by daily rains, living entirely on the food we carried with us, we found footprints. Two people were ahead of us and travelling fast. We followed them.“One morning, we awoke to find seven men standing in the bush within a few metres of our tent. They were very small, and naked but for cane wrapped around their waist with sprigs of green leaves thrust through it in the front and at the back.
TEMPERS WERE FRAYING in Ballymount late last night as Fine Gael’s Bernard Durkan refused to sacrifice the couch on the ‘Vincent Browne’ panel.We can count at least five ‘please shut ups’ from Vincent, preceded by as many as ten forlorn shouts of ‘stop’ as the Kildare North Deputy persists in attacking Independent Mattie McGrath over the Alan Shatter checkpoint controversy.After about two minutes, the exasperated host loses focus to such a degree he even begins shouting at the wrong politician – as the Irish Independent’s Fionnan Sheahan looks on bemusedly throughout.(Video: Mark Moloney/YouTube) One stray observation: The name ‘Ballymagash’ – bandied about by both Durkan and McGrath in this clip – is a reference to a 1980s satirical comedy presented by Frank Hall. The term would later become a byword for ‘parish-pump’ politics.Read: Shatter: ‘Do I think it was a mistake not to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace? …Of course I do’ >Read: Twitter campaign to get Vincent Browne Song to #1 for charity >
Greece and Turkey signed a readmission agreement for migrants who cross the Aegean to be returned, building on the basis for a potential deal between the European Union and Ankara brokered in the early hours of the day regarding the direct resettlement of refugees.Only a few hours after they completed 16-hour negotiations in Brussels, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu met in Izmir on Tuesday as part of the latest High-Level Cooperation Council between the two sides.The two leaders signed six agreements on Tuesday. Perhaps the most significant was a bilateral deal for the migrants who are not eligible for international protection to be readmitted to Turkey after crossing into Greece. The two countries already had such an agreement but Tuesday’s pact changes the process used so Greece can return the migrants immediately.“[It] sends a clear message to migrants coming from third countries, rather than countries at war… that there is neither the political will [to allow their passage] nor the ability to cross to Europe,” said Davutoglu.“This is the reality we ought to sincerely convey to them in order to stop, to reduce, this unbearable flow for our countries.”The deal rubber-stamped in Izmir came in the wake of a Turkish proposal in Brussels to accept the return of all migrants and refugees who cross the Aegean to reach Greece in return for EU countries resettling asylum seekers directly from Turkey. Tsipras said that he found the proposal “interesting.” EU leaders are due to meet with the Turkish premier again next week to finalize the plan.“The aim here is to discourage irregular migration and… to recognize those Syrians in our camps who the EU will accept – though we will not force anyone to go against their will – on legal routes,” Davutoglu said.The Greek delegation appeared encouraged by developments in Brussels and Izmir. Athens is adamant that without Turkey’s cooperation there is no hope of the number of refugee arrivals in Greece decreasing significantly.However, the plan for the EU to take one refugee from Turkey for each one that is returned from Greece was not applauded by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).“As a first reaction I’m deeply concerned about any arrangement that would involve the blanket return of anyone from one country to another without spelling out the refugee protection safeguards under international law,” UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.He said the plan did not offer sufficient guarantees under international law, adding that refugees should only be returned to a country if it could be proved that their asylum application would be properly processed.Grandi called for refugees to be screened before being sent away from Greece “to identify highly at-risk categories that may not be appropriate for return.”His concerns were shared by Human Rights Watch. “A fundamental contradiction lies at the heart of the EU-Turkey deal taking shape,” said Bill Frelick, refugee rights director at the rights group. “The parties failed to say how individual needs for international protection would be fairly assessed during the rapid-fire mass expulsions they agreed would take place.”“Refugees should not be used as bargaining chips,” Frelick said. “The integrity of the EU’s asylum system, indeed the integrity of European values, is at stake.”Rights group Amnesty International said the proposal was full of “moral and legal flaws.”“The idea of bartering refugees for refugees is not only dangerously dehumanizing, but also offers no sustainable long-term solution to the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” Amnesty’s Iverna McGowan said.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Fate works in strange ways sometimes; at least that is the case for Victorian resident Helen Perikkentis and Queensland hotel owner Miltiades Neofytou.It was almost 60 years ago, when both left their home country of Cyprus in search of a better future in Australia. They had been in Cairo for five days, waiting for the ship that would take them to their new home.Ms Perikkentis was with her mother and three sisters, her father already being in Australia, waiting for his family. When the ship reached the port, many were waiting to board and leave Egypt.Mr Neofytou was one of them; he was standing at the door of the hotel that he was staying, until it was time for him to depart. A few metres away was the Perikkentis family, with a worried mother crying out in agony for her child. She caught the attention of the then15-year-old Neofytou, who didn’t really understand what she was saying until he approached her.“Where is my child?” cried the woman. Mr Neofytou began to search for the missing child, asking one of the hotel’s waiters for assistance.Their search brought them to a shady building within which there was a large number of people, and in the centre was a five-year-old Helen Perikkentis, sitting silently on a table.“I remember being given candy and my anticipation to see if they were real. When I turned my eyes to my fists to see my gift, all of a sudden I was away from my mother. I remember the fear I felt. I cried and shouted. I was in a room surrounded by coloured curtains, green, red, yellow. The light of day was gone. Two kids came into the room and pulled me out,” remembers Ms Perikkentis.These kids were Mr Neofytou and the waiter. Those moments have been imprinted into his memory; the search around the streets of the port within the large crowd, the basement with the coloured curtain, the person that assisted him in the search and the little girl that was sitting there, quietly:“I’d become friends with one of the waiters at the hotel, so I asked my friend if he could help me find (the girl) and he said yes. So we just started walking,” he remembers. “I saw her and I yelled ‘there she is.’ Then a group of people turned around and ran. So I walked in and picked her up, then walked her by the hand to her mother.”After that, the two children boarded the ship safely and resumed their journey to Australia. Fast-forward to 2018, when a much older Helen Perikkentis was attending a funeral during which she had a conversation with a man who told her a story about his friend that owns a hotel up in Queensland and saved a little girl from abduction during his younger days.“That girl is me,” she immediately thought to herself and asked for the details of the man. “She started talking and I was like ‘Oh my God’. I felt tears in my eyes, I never stopped thinking about that girl. I always thought of her like a daughter and wondered what happened to her,” says Mr Neofytou. “I told that story often. I told it to most Greeks who have stayed at my hotel. I hadn’t given up on the idea that someday I might find that little girl. To me she’s still a little girl and that’s how I remember her.”Ms Perikkentis had similar thoughts about the person that rescued her: “I told that story to everyone. Now I understand why. I thought that someday I would meet this man again to thank him. I owe him my life.”After a brief phone conversation, they arranged a meeting for the day after Christmas in Bowen, which they’re both looking forward to.“I’m overwhelmed I’m going to meet him after 59 years. I always wondered what happened to him and there wasn’t a time when I didn’t think about him or his family. Someone could have bought me at five years old and sold me off as a slave. But he allowed me to grow up with my family which is the most precious thing of all,” says Ms Perikkentis.
What do you get the Whovian who has everything in all of space and time?“Doctor Who: 100 Illustrated Adventures” hit shelves last week, chock full of original, never-before-seen pieces of fan art from around the world.Early this year, Puffin Books invited artisans of all ages (nine and over) to apply for a chance to have their work appear in a collection of designs celebrating the best stories from 54 years of Doctor Who.“You don’t have to be an experienced artist to enter,” the contest website said. “Whether you want to scribble a Silurian, paint a Pyrovile, or simply draw the Doctor—just grab your pencils, pens, and paper and get creating.”Participants were asked to choose an episode (or two or three) from the BBC’s list of 100 favorites, including stories classic and new.“Your image could illustrate the episode as a whole, or just one particular element/scene, character from the episode,” Puffin said at the time. “The choice is yours.”Thousands of entries were whittled down to 100, chosen as winning pieces by a team of Puffin design and illustration experts, as well as members of BBC’s Doctor Who brand team.“Spanning the First Doctor’s era to the Twelfth, this stunning book is a must-have Christmas gift and keepsake for any Doctor Who fan,” the Amazon product description boasted.(The claim is backed up by customer Kate, who gave the publication a five-star review, recommending its “beautiful illustrations” and stories to true Whovians, and “even people who are normally not such big fans.”Take a sneak peek at some of the pages below.And pick up your own copy of the volume as a Kindle book ($17.99); a hardcover version will launch in the US in January. Impatient readers, meanwhile, can order the 200-page manual via Amazon UK for £13.60 ($17.80) (plus shipping).“The Three Doctors” (via BBC)“Logopolis” (via BBC)“The Invasion” (via BBC)“Father’s Day” (via BBC)It’s bigger on the inside (via BBC) HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
March 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott announced Tuesday he will try to unseat first-term Rep. Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, next year and return the 49th Congressional District to Republican control.Levin defeated former state Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey in the November mid-term election to flip the seat, which Republican Darrell Issa had held since 2002. Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index currently rates the California’s 49th as a swing district, with the GOP eking out a 3 percent advantage in voter registration.Levin ran an unabashedly left campaign against Harkey to win the seat and has since endorsed priorities for the party’s progressive caucus like expanding Medicare and passing a so-called Green New Deal with the goal of mitigating the effects of climate change.Maryott lambasted Levin for his platform, calling him “too extreme” for the district that includes parts of southern Orange County and northern San Diego County, including Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and Encinitas, along with Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.“His reckless Green New Deal would cost our country millions of jobs, tens of trillions of dollars in new national debt and inflict major financial damage on San Diego and Orange County families,” Maryott said. “Levin’s extreme irresponsibility on this and other issues show him to be out of touch with the vast majority of families in the 49th Congressional district.”Maryott framed himself as a fiscal conservative seeking to represent the district with policy ideas he said are common sense, like improving border safety, fostering stable economic growth and slashing government spending. He also pledged to avoid kowtowing to special interests and “fringe socialist interests.”Adam Berkowitz, the manager for Levin’s re-election campaign, dismissed Maryott as “another Trump acolyte resorting to name calling and personal attack rather than respectful debate.”“Our district deserves better,” he said.Only one Republican, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, currently represents any section of San Diego County in Congress.To learn more about Maryott and his campaign visit www.BrianMaryott.com. Posted: March 5, 2019 Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:09 PM San Juan Capistrano Mayor announces campaign for the 49th Congressional District
England’s resurgence in white ball cricket is due to the fact that they identified specialists, players who had the ability to attack from the word go and not panic when the situation got dicey. Jos Buttler, the wicket-keeper batsman in the squad, is perhaps their most destructive bet and in many ways, defines the new approach adopted by the England team.Ahead of the much-anticipated England vs Australia clash, Justin Langer, head coach of Australia heaped praise on Buttler and said that his consistency and aggressive approach has the ability to change the texture of any match.”Jos is an unbelievable player. I love watching him bat. He is the new Dhoni of world cricket,” said Langer.’Buttler is an incredible finisher’ Australian coach Justin LangerScott Barbour/Getty Images”I hope he gets a duck in this (Tuesday’s) game obviously, but I saw him at Somerset and he is an unbelievable athlete and an incredible finisher,” the Australian coach added on the eve of their World Cup match against England.In 137 matches, Buttler has scored 3728 runs at an average of 41.42 and a strike-rate of 120.25. In the recent past, he has walked out at number 5 and has bulldozed his way to change the complexion of matches. There is a belief in England that no match is over until Buttler is dismissed and his impact on almost every game is very substantial.He will be the key element for England when they take on Australia, especially after the shock defeat they suffered at the hands of Sri Lanka. Tipped as one of the favourites, the hosts need to get on a roll as, after the clash against Australia, they are slated to take on India and New Zealand. Jos ButtlerReuters”We batted poorly. I think we lacked energy. That doesn’t mean trying to hit fours and sixes, it means showing the intensity and trying to put pressure on the bowlers,” Buttler said after the loss against Sri Lanka.The wicket-keeper batsman also said that England need to stick to the plan and approach which has given them success in the recent past and back their skills in the upcoming games.”We have played a certain way for a long period of time now. That way has brought us success but we went away from it this time,” Buttler further added.
Infosys grew faster than its larger rival Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) in the December quarter (Q3), even as it announced Rs 8,260 crore share buyback programme.The strong show is expected to buoy the market and the sectoral indices that have been trading laterally over the week could move into a consolidation phase. Nifty IT index that opened the week at 14,238 points closed 69 points or 0.48 per cent up at 14,307 points after hitting a high of 14,495 and a low of 14,134 points.During the period, the benchmark Nifty50 traded laterally, closing the week on 10,794 after opening it on 10,805 points. During the week, Nifty50 hit a high of 10,870 points on January 9 and slumped to 10,733 on January 8.The markets could benefit from the 8.5-9 per cent increase in Infosys revenue outlook in constant currency terms from the earlier estimate of 6-8 per cent. However, the IT major’s profitability took a hit along with that of TCS, which also showed a contraction in operating margin, reports say. This could temper the market a little bit preventing any monstrous rally.The share buyback proposed is for up to Rs 800 apiece, which will cost the company around Rs 8,260 crore. The company returned Rs 13,000 crore through its first share buyback that it completed in December 2017.Infosys also has declared a special dividend of Rs 4 per equity share. January 25 is the record date for the special dividend and January 28 the payment date.Infosys’s Q3 revenue rose 2.7 per cent In constant currency terms, over the preceding three months.The commentary blames currency fluctuations for stealing the sheen off the company’s growth as dollar revenue rose at a slower pace of 2.2 per cent to $2.98 billion in the quarter ended December 31.”With increased client relevance, we saw double-digit (10.1 per cent) year-on-year growth in Q3 on a constant currency basis,” Mint quoted Salil Parekh, managing director, and chief executive officer of Infosys, as saying. “We also had another strong quarter in our digital business with 33.1% growth and large deals at $1.57 billion which gives us confidence entering 2019,” he said.TCS reported a 1.8 per cent sequential rise in revenue in constant currency terms and 0.67 per cent increase in dollar terms in a result note on Thursday.However, year-on-year, TCS’s 12.1 per cent revenue growth in constant currency terms and 9.7 per cent dollar revenue growth is higher than Infosys’s 10.1 per cent in constant currency and 8.4 per cent in dollar revenue growth, the report says.Infosys, meanwhile, has dropped plans to sell Panaya and two other subsidiaries Skava and Kallidus. Infosys also said its board reappointed Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as the lead independent director for a second term.
Eddie Seal for The Texas TribuneMercedes (right), a Salvadoran asylum seeker, is reunited with her daughter, Maria in Corpus Christi on July 13, 2018. The two were separated by U.S. authorities after crossing the Texas-Mexico border in mid-May.After splitting thousands of families at the border, the federal government faces a Thursday court deadline to put them back together. But based on federal officials’ own data — and their record on reunifications so far — it would be near impossible to reunite all families by that deadline.On June 26, a federal judge in California gave the government a month to reunite children ages 5–17 with parents separated from them at the border. But with just three days to go, only 879 reunifications have taken place, leaving nearly 1,700 children in that age group still waiting, according to government data filed Monday.538 more parents have been cleared to be reunified with their children, meaning reunification is likely. All told, that’s significant progress since the government’s last update on Friday, when just 450 reunifications for the age group had taken place.Still, the circumstances remain murky for more than 1,000 other parents. There are 217 parents squarely in the “maybe” category because they have already been released into the United States, making them more difficult for government officials to locate. And 917 have been deemed “ineligible” for reunification or likely ineligible based on a host of factors, such as prohibitive criminal records or the vague need for “further evaluation.” In more than half of those cases, the parents are not in the United States, suggesting they may already have been deported.A total of 900 parents have final deportation orders, though a federal judge has temporarily blocked the government from deporting families as soon as they are reunited.Family reunifications are a tall order, to be sure.Once split apart, parents and children were swallowed up by separate federal agencies — the children housed in shelters run through the Office of Refugee Resettlement, while parents were criminally charged for illegal border crossing and then shuttled to immigration detention centers run by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Kids have been placed in shelters across the country, and their parents could be anywhere in the United States — in immigration detention or released — or already deported back to their home countries.Even as the government separated families at the southwest border, there was little clear infrastructure for keeping kids and parents matched up. The family separation policy began “without any effective system for … reuniting the parents and children,” wrote U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who has ordered the family reunifications.“Under the present system migrant children are not accounted for with the same efficiency and accuracy as property,” he added in a June 26 order.And even as the deadline approaches, many parents have had little ability to communicate with their families or the lawyers helping facilitate their reunifications.Thursday is the second court-ordered reunification deadline federal officials have faced after the American Civil Liberties Union successfully took them to court to order families be brought back together.The last deadline, July 10, was for children under 5. Two days after that, officials announced they had reunited 57 out of 103 toddlers, declaring the other half “ineligible.” But in many cases, the reason for ineligibility was the government itself: Children could not be reunited, for example, with parents who had already been deported by immigration officials. Other parents were difficult to locate because the government had released them into the country’s interior.Lawyers for the federal government said last week that they have been able to locate most of the older children’s parents who were released from ICE custody into the United States, a number which stood at 217 as of Monday.The government has reunited 429 children since its last report on Friday, suggesting the process is chugging along. But there are steep challenges to bringing those families back together.Lawyers for the federal government have emphasized the legal and logistical difficulties, laying out convoluted flowcharts and procedures dominated by jargon.Before bringing families back together, the government runs through a series of checks. First, officials confirm parentage, generally using a DNA test. Then officials look for “red flags” — like a parent’s criminal background, or any indications that the child may be a victim of trafficking — before clearing the parent for reunification.Reunifications can also be delayed if the child has become ill while in government care. And parents are asked whether they want to be reunified with their child at all — a right 130 parents have declined, according to government documents.The ACLU has openly questioned that number.“We’re hoping to talk to them to make sure they fully understood what was going on,” Lee Gelernt, a lawyer for the ACLU, said at a Friday conference. “The decision they made was obviously fairly momentous.”A status conference is scheduled for Tuesday evening in San Diego to brief the judge on the progress. Share
The PlayStation 3 will never be a console you can class as portable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn it into a more portable unit with the addition of a clip-on display.Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori decided to cater to this market by releasing an 11.6-inch docking display for Sony’s console back in 2010. The LCD panel clipped on to the top of the PS3 and offered up a resolution of 1366 x 768 through AV Multi and composite inputs. It wasn’t exactly cheap at $260 and still requires access to a power outlet, but it seemed like the best solution if you needed a compact gaming unit.Two years on and Hori has decided to give its docking display an update. The resolution remains at 720p, but you can now connect it to your PS3 using either HDMI or D-input. The price seems to have increased because of this to 26,800 Yen, which is around $330.One benefit of the change is you can also easily hook the new display up to other devices such as an Xbox 360 and probably the forthcoming Wii U. It will still need to sit on top of the PS3 though, unless you figure out some makeshift way of docking it on other cases.Unless you really need this docking feature you’re much better off investing in a standalone TV. $330 is going to buy you a decent 32-inch display or a 1080p-capable 24-inch TV with some cash to spare. You’ll also get multiple inputs for all your consoles.The HDMI version of Hori’s docking display is set to be released on July 26. It is only confirmed for Japan, but I’d be surprised if sites specializing in games imports didn’t pick it up, probably with a healthy premium applied.Read more at Andriasang