October 18, 2019

Army chief tells Wigneswaran lets work together for country

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says he had told Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran that everyone needs to work together to take the country forward.Senanayake commended a recent meeting held between Wigneswaran and the Chief Prelates in Kandy. He said that he had telephoned the Chief Minister and welcomed his meeting with the Chief Prelates and noted the need to work together for the sake of the country. The Army Commander asserted that the military fought the war against the LTTE and not against the Tamil community.He also denied claims that there are over 180,000 troops in the North and East. (Colombo Gazette) He said the Army will continue to work with the Tamils in the North and East to rebuild their lives and infrastructure. read more

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Isil fanatic emailed the PMs office threatening to wage jihad before getting job

first_imgThe jihadist sent the Prime Minister’s office an email titled “terrorist Israel” in July 2014. It read: “Something needs to be done to stop Israel or we Muslims will get our revenge. We will wage jihad and slaughter every Israeli and their allies.”The following month Ahmed began working as a security guard on London’s Crossrail project through a security firm.He sent further threatening emails to the Australian government, Ofsted and a Sun journalist, warning: “May the British child burning soldiers burn in hell… cowards piss on their graves.”In November 2014 the Islamist bought a £220 flight to Istanbul, but changed his mind and cancelled the trip.Mr Weekes said by this time he “was sending links to videos that appeared to be supportive of the Islamic State group to contacts in his WhatsApp group”.After Ahmed was arrested a probation officer told him that Islam was a “peaceful and respectful” religion, but he replied: “No. It is a religion of war.” Questions will be raised about why Ahmed wasn’t charged earlier after he ‘became increasingly radicalised in his Islamic faith’ as he grew up in east London.He bought an Islamic State flag and camouflage gear with his PayPal account between February and July 2014. An Islamic State fanatic emailed the Prime Minister’s office threatening to “wage jihad” before being given a job guarding the Crossrail project, a court heard today.Shamim Ahmed, 24, who once threatened to blow up a bookshop for selling the Charlie Hebdo magazine, wagged his finger at Judge John Bevan QC and warned him: “Give me 20 years, I will come out the enemy.”Ahmed had sent death threats to staff at The French Bookshop in South Kensington on January 17, 2015 with the subheading: “Protect your neck while you are still alive.”The former security guard accused the bookshop of selling the satirical magazine “against Muslims” just days after the massacre and said they would face ‘major retaliation’ if they continued to stock it.He then made two threatening phone calls to the shop on 22 January, telling the owner: “I’m going to come and stab you, I’m going to come right away and blow up the shop: I’m not afraid of the police, I’m a Muslim.” Shamim Ahmed was caught on the Syrian border and returned to the UK But just two months later in January last year, jobless Ahmed was caught on the Syrian border trying to cross into IS-controlled territory. He travelled to Turkey but was returned to the UK after officials detained him at the Syrian border, believing he was trying to cross into the war-torn country.Ahmed was arrested on January 16 and admitted engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.At his sentencing hearing on Wednesday he began wagging his finger and mumbling “kuffar'”as he was sentenced before telling a dock officer: “Move the f–k out of my face. I’m going to punch you in the face.”Ahmed was sent back to the cells after shouting: “Wage jihad wherever we are… Target the civilians, tourist sites, tourist sites, inshallah [God willing].”Judge John Bevan QC said: “The defendant originally refused to have anything to do with the court process.”This afternoon I would have hoped he would have been on his best behaviour, he wasn’t, and I have asked for him to be removed and will continue in his absence.”Ahmed, previously of Shadwell, east London, was later jailed for six years in absence.Opening the case against terrorist Shamim Ahmed, prosecutor Mark Weekes said: “The case against the defendant is that in early January 2016 he travelled out to Turkey from the UK, and it’s quite plain from the facts his ultimate destination from where he was turned back was Syria, with the intention of fighting for Islamic State.” Shamim Ahmed was caught on the Syrian border and returned to the UKCredit: Greg Wilford It followed the massacre of twelve people during a raid on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January, 2015.Ahmed, who has previously stated that he only recognises Sharia law, admitted two charges of sending malicious communications in November 2015 and was given a 20-week suspended sentence. He was also ordered to perform 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1680 in fines and costs. He said he wanted to go to Syria to meet girls from Match.com and live under sharia law.Jailing him, Judge Bevan said: “He doesn’t approve of democracy, he doesn’t approve of women, and he says democracy is evil and no good. So his radicalisation is long-term, if not particularly sophisticated. He lied his head off to the probation service and police.”His views show no sign of calming down, he’s a long-term follower of jihad.”Ahmed, previously of Shadwell, east London, was deemed an “offender of particular concern” and must serve one year on licence when he is released. He must also abide by a notification order for 15 years. 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.last_img read more

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Activated carbon to meet requirements for mercury removal – market continues to

first_imgCalgon Carbon Corp has been awarded four contracts to supply FLUEPAC® activated carbon to control mercury emissions. The contracts range in length from one to five years and are valued at $34.0 million cumulatively. Three of the contracts are with US electric power generators. Under terms of the agreements, Calgon Carbon will supply FLUEPAC to coal-fired power plants in the mid-atlantic, midwestern, and western regions of the US All three contracts can be extended beyond their initial terms. The fourth contract is for removal of mercury from the flue gas of a cement plant. Calgon Carbon expects that the US EPA will promulgate and finalize regulations in 2010 that will require the cement industry in the US to control its mercury emissions.Commenting on the announcement, Robert P. O’Brien, Calgon Carbon’s Senior Vice President – Americas, said, “We are pleased that three electric power companies have selected our FLUEPAC powdered activated carbon to meet their requirements for mercury removal. As this market continues to expand, we look forward to providing these products to other power companies. Also, we are very pleased to have been chosen to supply activated carbon to a cement manufacturing company for mercury control. We believe that this is the first contract for on-going carbon supply for mercury removal at a cement plant in the US.”Calgon Carbon, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.last_img read more

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Slovenia hosts European Masters Handball Championships

The eighth edition of the European Handball Federation’s masters competition, the European Masters Handball Championship is to take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 15-17 June 2012.To be played in a number of indoor venues in the city (4-6 depending on entries), the event will attract men’s and women’s teams from around Europe.The age categories for the event are as follows:Men 35+ (born before 31.12.1977)Men 45+ (born before 31.12.1967)Men 50+ (born before 31.12.1962)Women 33+ (born before 31.12.1979)Women 43+ (born before 31.12.1969)A maximum of 16 teams per category will be accepted, with team entries on a first come, first served basis.The deadline for entries is: 30 March 2012.The invitation letter can be downloaded here and the entry form here.The event organisers, SC HC Slovan Veterani, have launched a website where further information can be found at www.handballmaster2012.org. European handball masterHandball masterSlovenia handball ← Previous Story Christian Sprenger leaves German NT! Next Story → Veroljub Kosovac goes back to Lund! read more

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Several arrests made after police raid Newcastle and West Ham over transfer

first_imgSeveral arrests made after police raid Newcastle and West Ham over transfer dealings Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs officers swooped on St James’ Park and London Stadium this morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21,905 Views SEVERAL ARRESTS HAVE been made for suspected tax and insurance fraud after Newcastle United and West Ham United were raided over their transfer dealings.Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers swooped on Newcastle’s St James’ Park and West Ham’s London Stadium as part of an operation across England and France this morning.One of the men believed to have been arrested is Newcastle managing director Lee Chanley,  which comes only two days after the Magpies secured their return to the Premier League.“HMRC has arrested several men working within the professional football industry for a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud,” a statement read.“180 HMRC officers have been deployed across the UK and France today. Investigators have searched a number of premises in the north-east and south-east of England and arrested the men, and also seized business records, computers and mobile phones.“The French authorities are assisting the UK investigation, have made arrests and several locations have been searched in France.“This criminal investigation sends a clear message that, whoever you are, if you commit tax fraud you can expect to face the consequences.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! St James’ Park (left) and London Stadium. 21 Comments Mourinho: City favourites for top four, not UnitedTottenham star Eriksen talked up for Barcelona move By Alan Waldron St James’ Park (left) and London Stadium. Short URL Share9 Tweet Email4 Follow us: the42.ie http://the42.ie/3358766 Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 9:53 AM Apr 26th 2017, 9:53 AM last_img read more

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Multicultural facilities allocated restoration funds

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Nicholas Kotsiras announced the opening of the 2013 Small Capital Infrastructure Grants Program. Under the Program, which is part of the Cultural Precincts and Community Infrastructure Fund, not-for-profit organisations representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities may apply for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000, to restore existing community-owned facilities across Victoria. “Victoria’s cultural precincts and community infrastructure are at the heart of our multicultural success story. They enhance Victoria’s rich multicultural tapestry by providing meaningful spaces for our many diverse communities to meet, socialise and share their cultural traditions,” Mr Kotsiras said. The 2013 Small Capital Infrastructure Grants Program will fund improvements to venues and facilities used by community organisations to hold social activities; provide support services to their local community, including the elderly and recent migrants; and to teach community languages. “These facilities play an integral role in promoting civic participation and social engagement across the Victorian community, and in ensuring that our multicultural communities are able to preserve their heritage and traditions from one generation to the next, ” Mr Kotsiras said. The fund is part of $12 million allocated over four years (2010-2014) to enhance cultural precincts and community facilities in Victoria. To date, $10.25 million in grant funding has been awarded to community organisations and local councils for capital infrastructure projects across Victoria. The 2013 Small Capital Infrastructure Grants round is open from 18 May to 28 June 2013. For more information about grants programs offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, visit www.multicultural.vic.gov.au.last_img read more

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Westworld Welcomes the Samurai to the Fight

first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseTop Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 Stay on target Westworld made us wait long enough, but the Samurai are finally here. After teasing them at the end of season one, and giving us the briefest glimpse two weeks ago, last night’s episode gave us the park we’ve been waiting to see. First though, we had to catch up with the cleanup timeline. Come on, they weren’t going to give us samurai robots right away. Instead, we spend some time with Bernard, sometime after his adventure with Elsie last week. The cleanup crew has gathered all the bodies from the lake and tried to figure out what happened. Strangely, all the data in the dead hosts’ brains has been wiped. Or rather, it doesn’t look like it was ever there at all. What happened exactly remains a mystery, but I’m thinking Bernard knows more than he’s letting on.The episode doesn’t make us wait too long for the samurai. Hector shoots the one from the cliffhanger two weeks ago easily because guns work better than swords. Unfortunately for Maeve’s crew, there are more of them. The Samurai are able to lasso the Westerners and hold them at swordpoint. Maeve, unable to speak Japanese, can’t even control them like she does with other hosts. Lee tells her this park was for guests who found Westworld too tame. And as the crew is led through the Japanese Edo period, we see he’s not exaggerating. In a thrilling callback to the very first episode of the first season, we get a scene of brutal violence, this time a massive sword and arrow fight, set to an orchestral version of “Paint it Black.” This time with an Eastern twist to it, rather than a Western one. God, the music in this show is so good.Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro, Simon Quarterman, Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)We also learn a neat little twist that must be disturbing for the hosts. Lee basically took the same stories from Westworld and Samurai’d them up to create this one. (Kind of like Akira Kurosawa did in Yojimbo and The Seven Samurai, but lame.) That means all the hosts have doppelgangers, other versions of themselves in this world. With bandits attacking the town, Maeve convinces one of the women in this world to free her. She has herself reprogrammed to speak Japanese, and immediately puts an end to the fighting. It’s interesting to see how the hosts react to seeing themselves in another skin. Maeve, being fully awake, takes all of it in stride. Armistice can’t stop staring at her counterpart, and Hector just doesn’t trust his. Perhaps the strangest reaction though, is Lee making himself useful for once.What’s really cool about this story is how it lets us know early on that things are different. It’s a smart use of Lee to set up our expectations of Shogun World as, essentially, a Samurai-painted Westworld. He’s the audience surrogate here. It’s fun to see his reaction to the story going completely the opposite direction than he expects. Because at first, the hosts seem to go about their assigned stories, with the head Geisha, Lady Akane, ordered to send one of her girls, Sakura, away to the Shogun. But contrary to how the story’s supposed to go, she stabs the messenger through the eye. She says she’s hired a Shogun (Hector’s counterpart), and none of her girls will be taken.Hiroyuki Sanada (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)If you’d been looking forward to samurai action since the end of Season One, this was the episode you’d been waiting for. It gave you pretty much everything you could want in that regard, including a ninja battle. Lee tries to direct Sakura and Akane to their cornerstones, and find a way out of this park. Before they can set out though, ninjas attack the town. It’s a fun, tense, brutal fight that reveals Maeve may be evolving. Or at least picking up a new skill. When a ninja attacks her, covering her mouth so she can’t command him, she looks him in the eye. We hear a whispered command, and her attacker impales himself on an ornamental arrow. I really like how this scene set that ending up by showing us the arrow early. During the struggle, the camera kept cutting away to it, only increasing the tension. We knew someone was going to end up on the business end of it, we just didn’t know when.Finding a new power isn’t the only way Maeve evolves in this episode, though. Seeing a host that’s basically a copy-pasted and Japanified version of her doesn’t make her angry. It doesn’t even remind her of her artificiality. It gives her a greater sense of community and kinship. She was originally programmed to look out for herself only. She first went against her code by walking back into the park to look for her daughter. Now, she’s further straying from it by helping hosts that were never written to be related to her. She realizes that Dellos views her and those like her as disposable sex robots. She realizes that nobody should be treated like that, and vows to help for entirely selfless reasons. Especially once she hears Akane deliver the same “it’s a new world” anecdote she’s repeated so many times.Thandie Newton, Rinko Kikuchi (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)The Shogun kidnaps Sakura and Maeve lead a rescue party. During this, Lee steals some communication device from a murdered guest while no one’s looking. It doesn’t pay off this episode, and we’re not given enough information about what it means to care at this point. It’ll probably lead to something important in, given the pacing of this season so far, two weeks. The whole time, it seems like the Shogun is awake, rebelling against his programming like Maeve. Then, they meet him and that’s not the case. He’s deviating from his story because he’s broken. His fluid is leaking out of his ears. This is how the show is able to give us a villain, with real stakes, that isn’t some Dellos worker or rich human guest. He’s a malfunctioning robot that can and will kill the evolving robots we’ve come to love and identify with. It’s the show wrestling with the same idea that its characters are: These people and their stories aren’t “real,” but the dangers they face and emotions they experience are. And if that’s the case, what difference does it make if someone’s “real” or not.Akane agrees to dance with Sakura for the Shogun to get her back. The Shogun alters the deal right as they’re about to start by stabbing Sakura in the stomach. Now, it appears Akane is waking up just as Maeve did. We’ve known from the moment she stabbed the Shogun’s messenger in the eye that she was acting outside of her scripted role. Now, we see her react emotionally and violently to Sakura’s death. She dances seductively up to the Shogun, plunges a hidden knife into his throat and saws through his neck. It’s some of the most gruesome violence this show’s done, and that’s saying something. The fact that they don’t show it completely, letting the details exist in your imagination, makes it all the more brutal. The episode leaves us with a pretty exciting final shot, too. As the Shogun’s guards are about to kill Maeve and Akane, Maeve uses her new internal voice to force the Samurai to kill themselves. The episode ends with her picking up a sword, declaring she’s going to use her new voice. That’s one awesome image that we’ll probably get to in two weeks. This is a season that likes to keep us hanging.Evan Rachel Wood (Courtesy of HBO)I really liked the way this week’s episode paired Maeve’s story with Dolores’. It brought into clear focus the way their stories rhyme and diverge. Both are stories of hosts going against their code, dealing with the fact that they’re artificial beings, and leading a rebellion. But they have completely different motives and methods. Remember when Dolores saw Teddy spare the Confederado’s life? Yeah, that caught up with him last night. Dolores has a very specific vision for what her revolution looks like. She gives Teddy one last chance, telling him an anecdote of a disease that infected some of her father’s herd. She asks Teddy what he would have done, and he says he would have quarantined the infected cow and waited for the sickness to pass. Dolores replies that her father burned the sick for the survival of the rest.The metaphor here is pretty clear. Even as Dolores says she’ll remember Teddy’s kindness, and spends one last night with him, you know what’s coming. Sweet and dumb ’til the end, Teddy might be the only one who doesn’t. After their night together, Dolores leads him to a barn where there’s a cow carcass covered in flies. As subtle as Westworld likes to pretend it is, its metaphors are always right on the nose. Here’s where we really see how Dolores diverges from Maeve. Maeve just took a detour to another park to help out her fellow hosts. Dolores doesn’t have time for that kind of sentimentality. In her revolution, she’s accepted not everyone will survive. And Teddy is too kind. Not wanting to see him suffer in the days to come, she has an engineer radically alter Teddy’s mind without a full reset. The engineer warns her that that could be dangerous, which is an ominous callback to the first scene. Is this how Teddy’s mind gets erased? Is this how he ends up in the lake? And how much of this, exactly, does Bernard know by the time the cleanup begins?Patrick Cage II, Evan Rachel Wood, James MarsdenWhile this episode doesn’t top last week’s (it’d be hard to), it was still one of the more engaging hours this show has given us. This season’s storytelling is more straightforward, but that makes it much easier to care about these characters. As a result, we’re much more invested. It was a little disappointing to see Shogun World was kind of a shallow re-skin of Westworld, but it makes sense. And the story used it to great effect in a couple of scenes. I wouldn’t mind spending a bit more time there, either. Samurai and ninjas are way cooler than cowboys.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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BrewDog introduces global paid puppy leave

first_imgCraft beer organisation BrewDog has introduced paid puppy leave for all staff, allowing employees to take a week of paid leave to help settle a new dog into their home.The Scotland-based organisation, which already lets employees bring well-behaved pets to work with them, will offer the new week-long paid puppy leave to all global staff members across its UK and US locations.The leave applies to employees who are welcoming either a new puppy or an older rescue dog into their family.The policy aims to help staff create a bond with their new pet, as well as help the dog adjust to its new surroundings.BrewDog’s paid puppy leave scheme will sit alongside its wider benefits offering, which includes enhanced maternity and paternity pay, beer training for all staff, a Dog Years sabbatical programme that allows employees to take four weeks off after being with the organisation for five years to complete a project, and the Unicorn Fund, where 10% of the organisation’s annual profits are split equally between all staff.James Watt, co-founder at BrewDog, said: “It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home. So we wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family.“We always want to raise the bar when it comes to offering our staff the best possible benefits. At BrewDog, we care about two things above all else: people and beer. We also just really, really like dogs.”last_img read more

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Ten Questions to Ask Before You Blog

first_imgOne of the most frequent questions I receive while traveling is about blogging. The questions revolve around how to get started, what to talk about, and what software to use.My questions back to them usually startle the person, because so many start thinking about what they want to say, other than what their target audience needs to hear.  Here are a few…1.  Who are your primary and secondary targets for your blog?2.  What do you want to tell them? 3.  Do you understand what the key informational needs of the audience are?4.  Are you reading other blogs on that topic, and ones targeting your customers and prospects?5.  If you are reading, are you leaving comments that add to the online conversation on the blogs you cover?6.  Do you have a firm grasp on the types of keywords to focus on that would be relevant to your blog?7.  Do you follow those keywords on Technorati and Google Blog Search?  Do you have alerts set up around those keywords at Google Alerts?8.  Can you commit to blogging at least two-to-three times per week? (consistency is key)9.  What is your ultimate goal in starting a blog?  In one year from when you start blogging, how will your life be different?10.  Are you looking at blogging as a challenge or something that could be fun?Of course, I don’t ask all of these in order in fear I would scare them off, but these are the general starter questions.  These questions should be the same for individuals as well as businesses.The majority of blogs out there don’t make it.  The worst thing you can do as a business is start a consistent dialogue with your customers and then stop.  Better not to do one at all.Remember, blogging is just a tool.  Some businesses aren’t ready to commit resources or change their culture (full transparency) to adapt to a blog.  That’s okay.  But all businesses must understand the power of blogging.  Your brand is what people read about and talk about online.  You have to decide if you want to be a part of shaping that conversation around your brand.[EDITOR’S NOTE: You can read more of Joe at his blog.]last_img read more

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Another Magazine Association Rebrands

first_imgThe WFMA’s new brand is the result of a familiar-sounding situation: “The new name reflects the transformation of the publishing and support services industries in the last decade to include digital and other media,” says the release announcing the change. The WFMA produces the annual CircDayLA event and was started in 1976. The rebranding, says the association, is the first of a series of initiatives to expand membership. In a bid to give its membership roster a shot in the arm, the AAMP has begun offering complimentary membership for 2013. The rebranding directly addresses what’s been happening in the audience marketing discipline for the last ten years, but has ramped up quickly in the last several: Print circulation and audience marketing is now inextricably linked with every other platform a brand is on, including digital, mobile and events. And there are a host of media companies that do “audience development” that have nothing to do with print.By changing its name, AAMP is better positioned to not only recognize and serve the changing discipline of magazine audience marketing, but it is also creating an opportunity for other kinds of media organizations to become members.Associations in the magazine market in general have found themselves in awkward situations—branding or otherwise—as the pace of change quickly made them appear outmoded. The Society of National Association Publications rebranded as Association Media and Publishing in 2009. A year later, the MPA renamed itself The Association of Magazine Media. More recently, other magazine associations have struggled to find their footing in their markets. The Western Publishing Association had to postpone its annual conference this year due to sluggish registration. And ABM, which saw the writing on the wall and rebranded from American Business Press to American Business Media more than a decade ago, just officially merged with the Software and Information Industry Association, becoming a standalone division within that organization and ending a 107-year run as an independent association. Add another magazine association to the rebranding list. The Western Fulfillment Management Association has changed its name to Association for Audience Marketing Professionals. last_img read more

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UPDATE Woman Struck And Killed By SelfDriving Uber Vehicle In Arizona

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @TravisBDriverUber has been testing the self-driving vehicles in Tempe and Phoenix for months.A self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in a Phoenix suburb in the first fatality involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada.Depending on who is found to be at fault, the accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles, which have been billed as potentially safer than human drivers.The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human operator behind the wheel when a woman walking outside a crosswalk in Tempe on Sunday night was hit, police said. The woman, identified as Elaine Herzberg, 49, died at a hospital.Uber suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.The testing has been going on for months as automakers and technology companies compete to be the first with the technology.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed condolences on his Twitter account and said the company is working with local law enforcement on the investigation.The federal government has voluntary guidelines for companies that want to test autonomous vehicles, leaving much of the regulation up to states.But Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao also has said technology and automobile companies need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles, citing a poll showing that 78 percent of people fear riding in autonomous vehiclesThe number of states considering legislation related to autonomous vehicles gradually has increased each year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In 2017 alone, 33 states introduced legislation.California is among those that require manufacturers to report any incidents to the motor vehicle department during the testing phase. As of early March, the agency received 59 such reports.UPDATE: Uber pauses self-driving car tests after crash kills woman in Tempe, Arizona pic.twitter.com/00PKnLtxCz— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 19, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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Postering campaign for Gorkhaland

first_imgDarjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (GJVM) started a postering campaign in the Hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong in demand of Gorkhaland on Monday.”The mandate has been given for Gorkhaland. The BJP won both the Parliamentary and the Assembly bypolls in Darjeeling. People voted for Gorkhaland. Now the BJP cannot back out. “For the past two terms the BJP had won the parliament elections in Darjeeling on the Gorkhaland issue. “However, for the past 10 years the BJP MPs failed to do anything for Gorkhaland,” stated Krishna Barmey, GJVM leader. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, Binay Tamang, president, GJM (Binay faction) has condemned BJP leader Mukul Roy’s statement that the BJP is not in favour of Gorkhaland and the bifurcation of West Bengal. “BJP leader Mukul Roy made this statement in a press conference flanked by the Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bishta. At the time of elections Bishta and BJP MLA of Darjeeling Niraj Zimba had appealed for votes emotionally blackmailing the Hills in the name of Gorkhaland. Even Bimal Gurung is answerable to the Hills on the wake of BJP’s anti Gorkhaland stance,” retorted Tamang. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe stated that not even 18 days have passed since the declaration of results and the BJP has started showing its original colors with the anti-Gorkhaland stance. “BJP leaders, including Dilip Ghosh, Kailash Vijaywargia and Rahul Sinha, have stated in the past that they do not support the bifurcation of Bengal. Only during elections they play with the emotions of the Gorkhas in the name of Gorkhaland,” alleged Tamang. He stated that with the anti-Gorkhaland statement Mukul Roy has once again betrayed the aspirations of the Gorkhas residing throughout India. “Who will take the moral responsibility of this- will it be Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri or Bishta and Zimba or the 17 councillors of the Darjeeling Municipality who have joined the BJP?” questioned Tamang. Tamang further stated that in a few days the BJP and allies will be embarking in victory rallies in the Darjeeling Hills. “What will the victory rallies commemorate — the end of the Gorkhaland demand?” questioned Tamang. Meanwhile, Amar Singh Rai, former MLA, Darjeeling took charge as the Chairman of the Uttar Banga Unnayan Parshad at Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat on Monday. “We will use this as a platform for public welfare and development. I will visit the districts that come under the purview of the Parshad, talk to people and work according to their requirements,” stated Rai. An office will be opened in Darjeeling (for the people of Darjeeling Hills and Kalimpong) where Rai will hold office twice a week. The other three days he will be at the Uttarkanya office.last_img read more

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2 killed 3 injured in bomb attack in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Two persons were killed and three injured after bombs were allegedly hurled in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, police said on Tuesday. The incident was reported from Baruipara in Kankinara area on Monday night. Claiming that the victims were their supporters, the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress district President and Minister Jyotipriya Mallick alleged that bombs were hurled at them by miscreants backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata BJP’s Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh, however, denied the allegations. The two deceased were identified as Mohammed Mukhtar and Mohammed Halim, police said. The incident took place when the family members of Mukhtar were sitting outside their house, police said. Halim died on the spot while Mukhtar succumbed at the hospital, police said. Mukhtar’s wife who was critically injured was undergoing treatment at a hospital along with the other two, the police added.last_img read more

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Avail This Massive 89 Discount Offer On The CAD 3D Printing eBook

first_imgIn this ever evolving world, you will never be short on things to learn. Even more it is now the requirement, that you have various skills to survive. Job markets now require many unique skills. Wccftech is yet again offering you the opportunity to learn various skills at a great discount. Get the CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make and access some really splendid courses.CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make featuresEach course is unique in its own way and is offering users the chance to learn some very important skills. The bundle includes 12 courses and here are highlights of what each course has to offer:Make: Magazine Vol. 60: Ultimate Guide To Desktop Fabrication 2018Demystify 3D Printers, CNC Machines & More with 30+ Detailed Reviews + Maker ProjectsMake: 3D Printing, 1st EditionGet a Beginner-Friendly Look at 3D Printing Techniques, Software & MachinesMake: 3D Printing ProjectsGrow Your Maker Skills with Projects for an LED lamp, SkyCam & MoreGetting Started With 3D PrintingWalk Through the 3D Printing Essentials with Guidance on Hardware, Maintenance & ModelingMake: Design For 3D PrintingStart Your Foray Into 3D Printing with an Accessible Look at Design ToolsThe Maker’s ManualGet the Most From Your 3D Printer with Tips on Prototyping, 3D Printing & ProgrammingZero To Maker: 2nd EditionFollow Along This Expert’s Journey From Maker Newbie to Successful EntrepreneurBest Of Make, Vol. 2Explore Robotics, Drones & More in This Collection of Make’s Best ProjectsMake: Getting Started With CNC RoutingKickstart Your Foray Into Personal Digital Fabrication with This CNC Guide & Project CollectionMake: Getting Started With 3D CarvingExplore 3D Carving Software, Machines & Hands-on Projects in This eBookMake: Design For CNCExplore the Basics of This Fabrication Platform by Making Your Own FurnitureFusion 360 For MakersDesign, Analyze & Print Your Ideas with Insight on This 3D Modeling StapleOriginal Price CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make: $185.88Wccftech Discount Price CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make: $19.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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CTM delivers record fullyear profit

first_imgCorporate Travel Management today reported a record full-year profit and dividend after a significant increase in top-line growth.CTM reported revenues and other income increased 79% to $197.9m on Total Transaction Value of $2,656m (up 92%), driven by the integration of international acquisitions and organic growth in all markets.CTM has upgraded full-year guidance to an Underlying NPAT in the range of $61.3m-$63.8m, an increase of 25-30%.CTM Managing Director Jamie Pherous said the results demonstrated the company’s business model and strategic investment decisions were working.“These results support the strategy we have taken to integration globally, adding value to our business by ensuring we focus on integrating technology and business culture,” Mr Pherous said.“They reflect the efforts of our award-winning team to win and retain clients, including global businesses who have recognised our international capabilities.”“We have continued to expand through increasing market share, with organic growth contributing to more than half of our top-line growth.In Australia and New Zealand, underlying EBITDA grew 19.5% to $25.7m on a 13.7% organic increase in TTV, underpinned by internal productivity gains.In Asia, underlying EBITDA grew 200%, outperforming all market competitors with 39.4% organic growth.The North American region delivered a 79.3% increase in EBITDA to $9.5m, supported by 17.3% organic growth.European acquisition Chambers Travel Group’s contribution to the group is already delivering results, with a 13.2% increase in revenue to $17.2m.The European expansion to CTM’s global network has delivered two globally significant clients in the past six months.Mr Pherous said the global network was opening up new client opportunities while delivering the supplier and efficiency benefits of scale.“We now have more than 100 clients with a presence in multiple countries who, along with other potential clients, are clearly telling us our ability to provide local expertise in all markets is incredibly important to them.“We are seeing the benefits of integrating outstanding businesses and people into the CTM group, providing a robust platform for servicing our clients and continued growth.”The CTM Board has declared a final fully franked dividend of 10.0 cents per share to be paid on October 9, 2015.Source = Corporate Travel Managementlast_img read more

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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Silva says unless Kolb overcomes his fear of the pass rushthe Cardinals won’t get anywhere, and that unlike otherbad NFC teams, the Cardinals have already played the easypart of their schedule. Three wins from here on out would be an accomplishment. Harsh words, but the Cardinals haven’t exactly done muchto prove him wrong. There is still time, though, and maybeSunday’s win will spark the team to a second-halfturnaround. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img However, that’s where the good stuff stops.Arizona’s defense is easy to move the ball against becauseit can’t stop the pass. Safety Kerry Rhodes, the team’sbest defensive back in coverage, fractured his left footon Oct. 9 and remains out indefinitely. No NFC team hasallowed more completions of 20-plus yards. Offensively,quarterback Kevin Kolb has been a bust. Now injured, the$65 million summer addition has more turnovers thantouchdowns and arguably the worst pocket presence infootball. Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who argues that theArizona Cardinals are a good football team, but at 2-6 arethey really the worst the NFC has to offer?NBCSports.com’s Evan Silva thinks so, andhe predicts the team to win just one more time thisseason.On the bright side, Silva notes, Beanie Wells has beengood for the Cardinals, picking up seven touchdowns and506 yards on 113 carries. He also says Patrick Petersonhas sparked the Cardinals’ special teams. last_img read more

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first_imgThe Jared Allen Watch entered Day 4 on Thursday, with the veteran Carolina Panthers defensive end returning to the practice field for the first time since getting hurt in the NFC divisional-round victory over Seattle.• Winter weather could make BofA Stadium field slippery again (Charlotte Observer)One week after the field turf at Bank of America Stadium was under scrutiny, the same could happen this week when the Arizona Cardinals travel to Charlotte to play the Carolina Panthers.The field, which was re-sodded during the playoff bye week for a franchise-record third time this season, will be covered by a tarp until at least Saturday afternoon, executive director of stadium operations Scott Paul said.• Still a Star in the making (Panthers.com)On the second defensive snap of the Panthers’ playoff opener, defensive tackle Kawann Short got right into doing his thing, bursting through Seattle’s line, putting pressure on the quarterback and forcing a bad pass that resulted in a pick-six.Thursday, January 21• Breaking down the NFC Championship Game, Panthers vs. Cardinals (ESPN.com)Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium sets up to be a classic. It should be a great game.All week long, we’ll take you to Charlotte to keep you updated on what’s happening with the Carolina Panthers as they prepare to host the Cardinals for all the NFC marbles.It’s Behind Enemy Lines … The stage is set.The Arizona Cardinals meet the Carolina Panthers Sunday at Bank of America Stadium for the NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif.The matchup pits the two best, most consistent teams in the conference. The Cardinals went 13-3 in the regular season and defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime 26-20 in the Divisional Round. Carolina went 15-1 and ousted the two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks from the postseason. If Newton is nervous, it’s a spare moment before taking on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, a moment of reflection where he thinks about the amazing things this Panthers team has accomplished. He then thinks about making sure it doesn’t end before football’s ultimate accomplishment.• Rivera’s Vision Unfolding (Panthers.com)When Ron Rivera became the head coach of the Panthers in January of 2011, he knew the team’s decision with the first overall pick in the draft would shape his legacy in Carolina.• Carolina Panthers Stay Loose With ‘Creedbombing’ (Loudwire.com)What exactly is “Creedbombing”? According to the Charlotte Observer, some of the players have taken the idea of photobombing and applied it to the delivery of Creed song lyrics at surprise times on the practice field.Wednesday, January 20• Tale of the Tape: Cardinals wide receivers vs. Panthers defensive backs (ESPN.com)The most intriguing matchup of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game has nothing to do with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.What may decide whether the Panthers or Arizona Cardinals advance to Super Bowl 50 will be the battle between the Cardinals’ wide receivers and the Panthers’ defensive backs. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories • Get to know TE Ed Dickson, the Panthers’ unsung hero on offense (ESPN.com) Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula didn’t hesitate when asked about the unsung hero was for the league’s No. 1 scoring offense.He picked the tight end not named Greg Olsen.• Panthers shouldn’t be in panic mode over blowing big leads (ESPN.com)Carolina has allowed four leads of between 17 and 31 points to dwindle to one score or even. The latest was Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff win against Seattle in which Russell Wilson rallied the Seahawks from a 31-0 halftime deficit before falling 31-24.• Five things to keep an eye on if Panthers’ Jared Allen doesn’t play (ESPN.com)Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen is doubtful for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against Arizona with a fractured foot.What happens if he can’t play? Here are five things to know as the top-seeded Panthers (16-1) attempt to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2003 season:• Carolina Panthers’ situational superheroes could make a name when theirs is called (Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers have a Superman, Captain America and Batman in the persons of Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman. Tuesday, January 19• Panthers shouldn’t be in panic mode over blowing big leads (ESPN.com)One thing stands out when you look at the big leads the Carolina Panthers have blown this season. The quarterbacks.• Carolina Panthers’ situational superheroes could make a name when theirs is called (Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers have a Superman, Captain America and Batman in the persons of Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman.• The Carolina Panthers’ Secret Weapon: Waffle House (Wall Street Journal)At times, it seems like the Panthers huddle at Waffle House as often as they do on the field.• Panthers LB Luke Kuechly: ‘I don’t need a nickname. My name is Luke’ (ESPN.com)This exchange summed up arguably the NFL’s most complete defensive player in a nutshell. He can be playful in a goofy kind of way off the field, but on the field he’s as business-like and straight forward as his first name.• Jared Allen doubtful for NFC title game with foot fracture (ESPN.com)Coach Ron Rivera said Monday after Allen underwent an MRI that the injury is not as serious as the one suffered last year by defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who underwent surgery a few days after fracturing his foot in practice and missed Carolina’s subsequent playoff loss. • Panthers’ Roman Harper: ‘You don’t let people celebrate on you’ (ESPN.com)Feel like celebrating a first down? Want to show some emotion to fire up your team? Not against the Carolina Panthers, and specifically not if you’re being defended by veteran safety Roman Harper.• GM Dave Gettleman reveals what makes Panthers so special in exclusive Q&A (FoxSports.com)A long-time NFL scout and personnel director for the New York Giants, Gettleman was a surprise hire when tapped to replace the fired Marty Hurney following Carolina’s 2012 season. He was the oldest candidate interviewed at age 62. Gettleman didn’t even have an agent trying to pitch him for GM jobs or championing him through media leaks, which made him a relative unknown outside league circles.• Carolina’s scariest matchup: Secondary vs. Cardinals’ speedy receivers (Charlotte Observer)Cornerback Josh Norman can hold his own, but what about Robert McClain and Cortland Finnegan? Those two guys weren’t even playing football at Thanksgiving and now they’re starting in the defensive backfield in the NFC Championship Game.• Panthers DE Jared Allen (foot) at Thursday’s practice, ‘looked pretty good’ (Charlotte Observer) Seattle’s comeback against the Panthers – the fourth against Carolina this season – would worry coach Ron Rivera more if it had happened against a worse team.The fact that Carolina’s 31-point lead became a 31-24 final score is a product of how good the Seattle offense is and little more, Rivera said Monday after his Panthers advanced to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium.• Last year’s Panthers-Cardinals playoff matchup doesn’t mean a thing (Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals are meeting in the playoffs for the second year in a row.That’s where the similarities begin and end.• Panthers RB status update: Jonathan Stewart’s injury ‘fine,’ Fozzy Whittaker set to return (Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers got good news about the health of their running backs Monday.Originally thought to have tweaked his sprained foot, Jonathan Stewart actually hurt his ankle on a play in Sunday’s 31-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks but should be fine this week.And backup running back Fozzy Whittaker plans to return to practice Wednesday after missing the past three weeks with a high ankle sprain.• Arizona a different team this time (Panthers.com) • Out of N.F.L. in Early Fall, Now Essential to Carolina Panthers (New York Times)As he waited for a team, any team, to call him, Robert McClain grew to love the jogging trails around Buford, Ga. He ran daily, always on his own, unless you count Melo, his 6-year-old German shepherd. Melo became a dependable training partner, even as McClain began to wonder what he was training for. Released by the New England Patriots in September, McClain, a seventh-round draft pick out of Connecticut in 2010, tried out for 10 teams during the fall, hoping for another opportunity. Nothing came. • Coordinator defends second-half play selection after Cam Newton said Panthers had ‘tight butts’ (ESPN.com)Offensive coordinator Mike Shula emphatically said on Monday he didn’t get conservative with his play calling in the second half.He gave much of the credit to Seattle, which had the NFL’s second-ranked defense during the regular season.• Ron Rivera bans hoverboards inside Panthers’ facility (ESPN.com)Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera recently banned players from using hoverboards inside Bank of America Stadium after seeing YouTube videos in which the machines caught fire.He also strongly suggested players not ride hoverboards to and from work, as quarterback Cam Newton is known to do. Rivera doesn’t want any freak accidents as the Panthers (16-1) prepare to face Arizona (14-3) on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.• 10 thoughts as the NFC Championship Game approaches for Carolina Panthers (Charlotte Observer)As Charlotte prepares for the biggest NFL game the city has ever hosted, here are 10 random thoughts about the Arizona game to come at 6:40 p.m. Sunday and the Seattle game that just concluded for the Carolina Panthers.• Why have Panthers given up big leads? Good opponents with good QBs, Ron Rivera says (Charlotte Observer) • Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. more interested in Super Bowl than revenge (ESPN.com)Ginn led all Carolina wide receivers with 44 catches for 739 yards and 10 – yes, 10 – touchdowns. He was a big reason the Panthers led the league in scoring (31.2 points per game).So why did he succeed here when he didn’t at Arizona?• Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants his team used to elements (Charlotte Observer)While most of Charlotte will try everything to stay inside this week because of the cold, Ron Rivera wants his Carolina Panthers on the field, even if that means in the freezing rain or snow.Charlotte could see a wintry mix this week and into Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. That won’t drive the Panthers inside, though.• Panthers QB Cam Newton: NFC Championship ‘just a football game’ (Charlotte Observer)“It’s just a football game. The only thing that’s changed is probably the media (attention),” Newton said Wednesday. “We could have this game in the parking lot. We could have this game on the practice field. It’s nothing different. … Nothing’s going to change for me.”• Strickly Panthers: Newton’s winning approach (Panthers.com) It pits the teams with the two best records — Carolina 16-1, Arizona 14-3 — and the quarterbacks who figure to finish 1-2 in the MVP voting.• Ron Rivera can’t help but wonder what it’d be like if Panthers were undefeated (ESPN.com)“It would be interesting to see where we would be if we were undefeated,’’ Rivera said Wednesday as the Panthers prepared for the NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals. “I just wonder. I can’t help it. It’ll be something I’ll always wonder as a head coach now.”• Panthers quarterback Cam Newton: ‘I don’t get nervous’ (ESPN.com)“I don’t get nervous,” Newton said Wednesday. “I’ve been playing football for too long for me to get nervous. I used to dream of being in this type of position.”• Panthers DE Jared Allen must show he can be effective with fractured foot (ESPN.com)“I don’t want him thinking he’s going to play no matter what,” coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday. “I’ve got a group of guys I’ve got to get ready to play with or without him.“I don’t want to give any false indications either way, because I want these guys focused in on preparing for themselves.” Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis will talk to his teammates at some point before Sunday’s NFC title game against Arizona.His message will be simple.And personal.“Take advantage of this opportunity because you never know when it is going to come around again,” Davis said.• Michael Oher doesn’t like ‘The Blind Side,’ but Panthers teammates love movie, and him (ESPN.com)Oher isn’t a particularly big fan of the movie. He doesn’t like the way he’s depicted early in the film, as a football neophyte. He doesn’t like the impressions people form about him, based on the movie, before they get to know the real him.• Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdooooooooooown! (ESPN.com)While no one was looking, the Panthers have become South America’s team. There are families in Argentina who know Cam Newton only as “El Dinosaurio” or Josh Norman only as “El Bandolero.” In Puerto Rico, there’s a certain Rivera family huddled up by a radio every NFL Sunday. And, in Mexico, there are people who have swapped their Cowboys jerseys for Panteras jerseys — all because of two men who treat ordinary touchdowns like minor miracles. Saturday, January 23• Jared Allen not happy that Panthers won’t let him play in NFC title game (CBS Sports)Allen was officially listed as “out” on the Panthers’ final injury report. “Not happy, plain and simple,” Allen said, via the Panthers official website. “Coaches’ decision, and I have to live with it. I respect Coach, so I have to respect his decision.• Carolina Panthers return the love to English soccer team (Charlotte Observer)The Panthers sent four of their jerseys to England’s Leicester City Football Club (soccer, not American football) as motivation to “keep pounding”. It’s the same gesture Leicester City made ahead of the Panthers’ playoff game Jan. 17 against the Seattle Seahawks.• How Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly became the heart and soul of Panthers defense (Charlotte Observer)Said safety Roman Harper: “Their personalities are not very similar at all. Thomas is more of a talker. More boisterous. And a more physical guy. Luke is the nicest guy ever, always smiling and waving and trying to get you a drink. T.D. is a nice guy, too – let’s not get it wrong. But he’s not as nice as Luke, because Luke is the nicest guy I’ve ever met in my life.” The Carolina Panthers opened their postseason last year with a home victory over the Arizona Cardinals in a Wild Card Playoff.The goal now is to avoid this year’s postseason run ending with a home loss to a Cardinals team that’s more dangerous than the one Carolina contained last January.“You can’t go into a game like this saying, ‘This is what we did to them last year,’” head coach Ron Rivera said. “This is a different quarterback, somebody who I think is a terrific football player.” 0 Comments   Share   But not everyone on the 53-man roster has a superhero persona. Some don’t even have nicknames, at least not recognizable by the public.• Arizona at Carolina: What can fans expect in NFC Championship Game? (Charlotte Observer)If you go back to their 2013 matchup – a 22-6 Cardinals victory in Arizona – you’ll see a dropped touchdown by Steve Smith. Josh Thomas, Captain Munnerlyn, Robert Lester and Mike Mitchell comprised Carolina’s secondary. Cam Newton chased down Antoine Cason, who has since been with Carolina and is now out of the league, from behind after a fumble recovery.Suffice to say, this matchup is different than the most recent ones between the top two teams in the NFC. Here’s a look, via a rhetorical Q&A, at what we could see Sunday night in Charlotte when they meet.• The Carolina Panthers’ Secret Weapon: Waffle House (Wall Street Journal)The Carolina Panthers couldn’t be feeling luckier right now.They play with Cam Newton, the league’s likely MVP, on a team that will host the NFC title game on Sunday. Their defense is one of the best in the league, they went 15-1 during the regular season and they’re just one win from a Super Bowl. And they can eat at Waffle House whenever they want. Friday, January 22• How Cam Newton’s designed runs wreck defenses (ESPN.com – Insider)During the 2015 season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton carried the ball 103 times on designed runs for 414 yards and eight touchdowns (4.02 yards per carry). Those numbers trumped every other quarterback in the league, with Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor (53 carries, 171 yards, three touchdowns) and Seattle’s Russell Wilson (46 carries, 150 yards) sitting behind Newton on the leaderboard.• Thomas Davis has message for Panthers: ‘Take advantage of this opportunity’ (ESPN.com)last_img read more

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NFL power rankings Rams reclaim No 1 spot as Tex

first_imgNFL power rankings: Rams reclaim No. 1 spot as Texans close in on top five#31▲2Say what you want about Packers, but don’t call Cards quitters any longer after they won first game in Green Bay in nearly seven decades. NFL power rankings, Week 14: The Rams and the Chargers are the two best teams, fight me#30▲1No comment. As a result, the Cardinals took a pretty healthy jump in this week’s NFL Power Rankings that we track for The Consensus.High Ranking: #28 – SI.comLow Ranking: #31 – USA TodayAverage Ranking: 29.5 OutletRankingsCardinals’ RankMovementComment Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 14: Rams on top once again#29▲3Cardinals win at Lambeau for the first time since 1949. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires NFL Power Rankings Poll: A Tie Atop the NFL After Wild Week 13#28▲3No comment. Week 14 Power Rankings: Where all 32 teams rank No. 1 … almost#30▲2We’re No. 1 in: Nothing? If the league’s offensive rankings were flipped upside down, the Cardinals would be ranked No. 1 in a whole host of categories: yards per game, yards per play, passing yards per game, passing yards per play, first downs per game, fourth-down percentage, average time of possession and points per game. Otherwise, the Cardinals aren’t ranked No. 1 in any category, especially after they won Sunday in Green Bay. Until that happened, they had the best odds to claim the top pick in the NFL draft. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 1 Comments   Share   center_img Week 14 power rankings#29▲3Steve Wilks, coach killer. NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 14#29▲3Despite an 11-of-26 passing performance from Josh Rosen, the Redbirds put up 315 yards of total offense—only the second time this year that Arizona has topped 300 total yards in a game. It no doubt felt good to get a win over a team that isn’t the San Francisco 49ers, but it’s hard to get too excited about what the Cardinals did in Week 13. They’re still a bad team—especially on offense. Never mind that all this win really accomplished was costing the Redbirds slots in next year’s draft. Well, that and getting Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy fired. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Saints still at No. 1 despite loss#30▲2Unquestionably, the upset of Week 13 came at Lambeau, where the Cardinals’ stellar defensive effort annihilated the Packers’ postseason aspirations. Green Bay couldn’t buy a first down against Steve Wilks’ defense. Aaron Rodgers didn’t even average 5 yards per throw — when is the last time that happened? Chandler Jones got another sack in an All-Pro season that nobody is noticing. How about Gerald Hodges, who made 13 tackles, 12 of them solo? Awesome stuff. NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: Streaking Texans are legit Super Bowl contenders after starting season 0-3#29▲1With all the talk of coach Steve Wilks being a one-and-done, winning at Green Bay is a good thing for him. They battled, which wasn’t the case the week before. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact For the first time this season, the Arizona Cardinals gave their fans (and the rest of the league, for that matter) a dose of the unexpected.The Cardinals marched into Lambeau Field as two-touchdown underdogs and did something the franchise hadn’t done in almost 70 years — beat the Green Bay Packers.Sure, the Packers are a damaged football team that fired its Super Bowl-winning coach of 13 years hours after the loss in shame, but for Arizona, a win is a win. NFL Power Rankings: Is it finally time to trust the Los Angeles Chargers?#30▲2First-year coach Steve Wilks needed that win on Sunday. Maybe he wasn’t going to get fired after one season, but it reportedly wasn’t totally off the table either. You’d assume a big win at Green Bay quiets any of that talk. Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (29) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)last_img read more

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Remand for man involved in crash that killed three people

first_imgThe 25-year-old driver of a pick-up truck which crashed head on with another pick-up on Saturday in the Polemidhia area of Limassol, killing three people, was remanded by the court on Sunday for five days.The crash killed Andreas Yiasemi and Demetris Savva, both 32, as well as Panayiotis Stefanou, 23.Police said they established that the suspect had attacked a taxi driver in the Yermasoyia area of Limassol just a few hours earlier. He had been driving at a slow speed, annoying the taxi driver behind him. When the taxi driver honked his horn, the 25-year-old had allegedly got out of his car and hit the taxi driver on his face and head through the open front window.The taxi driver was treated at hospital.Some hours later the crash occurred in which the three people in the pick-up were killed.Limassol police said the crash had been most violent and that at least one of the two vehicles had been driven at high speed, while one of the two had run a red light.Following the crash, the victims’ car went on to hit a traffic-light pole.The three men had to be removed from the car by the Fire Service.They were rushed to the Limassol general hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.Traffic police said none of them wore a seat belt.The two people riding in the second pick-up truck – the suspect and his passenger – were also picked up by ambulances.The driver was taken to a private clinic, while the passenger, also 25, was taken to Limassol general. Both received treatment for light injuries.The 25-year-old denies having run a red light, leading to the crash. A breathalyser test on him gave a reading of 33mg, 11mg over the maximum allowed by law.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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