Respond positively to Imran Khan’s offer of friendship, Mehbooba tells Centre

first_imgFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked the Central government to respond positively to the friendship offer made by Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.“Pakistan is getting a new government, a new prime minister. He [Mr. Khan] has made an offer of friendship. I want to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to the offer positively,” she said.Ms. Mufti congratulated Mr. Khan on his victory in the Pakistan elections.Alliance with BJP like ‘drinking cup of poison’Claiming to have faced “immense pressure” during the two years of her alliance with the BJP, she said, “It [alliance with the BJP] was like drinking a cup of poison. I did not compromise. As many times I met the Prime Minister, I asked him to initiate a dialogue with Pakistan and Hurriyat. I asked the Centre to release Hurriyat leaders from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody so that peace will prevail in Kashmir.”Ms. Mufti was addressing the party’s foundation day in Srinagar. It was her first public appearance since the BJP pulled out of the alliance in June.Referring to the death of civilians in a street agitation in 2016, she said she felt the pain of the pellet victims.She said Article 35-A, which is up for a hearing before the Supreme Court in August, “is a challenge for all Kashmiri political parties”.“All the parties should set aside differences and defend the Article the way we did in the past two years,” she added.last_img read more

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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists tricolour in Srinagar

first_img He, however, said reasonable restrictions are put in place to maintain the law and order situation in the Valley.The situation in Kashmir continued to be calm since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 as no major incidents were reported and due to this, the government has given further relaxation in prohibitory orders in many areas, the officer had said. Women police contingent take part at Independence Day celebration in Srinagar.  | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the national tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar, in the first Independence Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status.After unfurling the flag, Mr. Malik inspected the parade of paramilitary forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.Addressing the gathering, Mr. Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre.He said the government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat.There is a sharp decline in terror recruitment and incidents of stone pelting after Friday prayers, he said.last_img read more

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Yulo wants new home for his family; Petecio will use bonus to renovate house

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect ‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family PLAY LIST 03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments Boxer Nesthy Petecio, gymnast and pole vaulter EJ Obiena during a press conference Tuesday night. Photo by June NavarroMANILA, Philippines–World champions Caloy Yulo and Nesthy Petecio had always prayed for an improved dwelling environment for their families.Their dream of living in a comfortable home will finally turn into reality upon receiving their cash incentives both from the government and the private sector.ADVERTISEMENT “I want to buy a new house for my family,’’ said the 19-year-old Yulo during Tuesday’s night press conference attended by his parents, siblings and grandfather at the Century Park Hotel organized by the Philippine Sports Commission.Both Yulo and Petecio will individually receive more than P3 million—a cool million from the government through the PSC, P1 million each from the MVP Sports Foundation and another million from President Duterte.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practicePSC chairman William Ramirez explained the President has a generous attitude of doubling the cash incentives of gold-winning athletes.Presidential Adviser on Sports Dennis Uy also pledged P500,000 to all 3 gold medalists from the Siklab foundation, according to Ramirez. This was announced during their courtesy call to Malacanang on Wednesday. “I experienced how it was to live in a make-shift house exposed to the elements before I became a national boxer,’’ said the 27-year-old Petecio. “During those times, I knew that God is always beside me and life will soon be comfortable for me and my family.’’Yulo ruled the men’s floor exercise event of the just-concluded 49th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany while Petecio defeated hometown favorite Liudmila Vorontsove during the 2019 Aiba Women’s Boxing World Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia on Sunday.Petecio, who will use the money to renovate the family home in Tuban, Davao del Sur, first came to Manila more than a decade ago to try her luck in the national team.Without any funding to shoulder her travel expenses, Petecio approached then Davao City mayor Duterte, who immediately provided support for the lady boxer to reach her dreams.“Mayor Duterte was the one who helped me. He’s one of the benefactors that made me what I am today,’’ said Petecio, who also credited coaches Boy Velasco and Reynaldo Galido for her new-found fame.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Blakely back as Blackwater pounces on import-less Magnolia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES As the world’s No.1 competitor in the women’s featherweight division, Petecio will aim to land an Olympic spot in the Asian Championships in Wuhan, China come February and join Yulo and pole-vaulter EJ Obiena in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Obiena will receive P1.650 million from the PSC for a series of victories in the international scene lately and for becoming the first Filipino qualifier in Tokyo.It was a family affair for Yulo on Tuesday night in the welcome dinner likewise attended by Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol’’ Tolentino, PSC commissioners Ramon Fernandez, Charles Maxey, Celia Kiram, Arnold Agustin and Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion.“There was a time when Caloy almost called it quits because of the difficulties of being an athlete. He didn’t give up because he knows that we, his family, is always behind him,’’ said Angelica Yulo in Filipino, Caloy’s mother.Yulo started picking up the sport at 7 years old after watching a former Palarong Pambansa gymnast perform in a park near their home in Leveriza, Malate, Manila with his grandfather.Yulo’s friends, all 16 of them, tried to replicate the moves of the gymnast and when they wanted to see more, the group went to the gymnastics training center at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, just a few blocks away from their home.There, Yulo and his barkada tried out for the national developmental team with Yulo eventually starting out a successful career.“For now, I don’t know what his other plans are besides from focusing in the Olympics. I just told Caloy to save and put his money in the bank,’’ said Angelica.But Yulo, whose Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya was a huge part of his victory, has already trained his sights on a new house. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerslast_img read more

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Zidane: Draw was a ‘logical’ result

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane considers Spurs stalemate ‘logical’ after Real Madrid failed to open scoring Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 06:34 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Zinedine Zidane - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Zinédine Zidane The Blancos coach was left to rue his side putting through their own net and allowing Tottenham to sit back and defend what they had Zinedine Zidane felt Real Madrid paid the price for not scoring first at the Santiago Bernabeu as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home against Tottenham.Los Blancos 4/1 for 3rd straight CL crownHaving already hit the post in the early stages, the home side fell behind in the 28th minute when defender Raphael Varane inadvertently diverted a cross from the right into his own net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The two-time reigning European champions equalised before half-time thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty but failed to find a way past an inspired Hugo Lloris after the break.The Tottenham goalkeeper made reactionary saves to deny Ronaldo and Karim Benzema from putting Madrid ahead, leaving Zidane to reflect on what might have been in the battle of the top two in Group H.”We aren’t happy as we were at home and we always want to win, but we had our chances,” Zidane told Antena 3. Here are some of the best photos from this evening’s draw against @SpursOfficial.#RMUCL pic.twitter.com/z8H8XBPh3h— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) October 17, 2017″There were two great keepers and we also hit the post. They defended and worked well, it was a logical result.”The problem is always about getting an early goal. If you do that, then great but conceding allows them to take a step back. They know how to defend well.”In the end we drew and we’ll try to win at Wembley. We’re level on seven points and we’ll see how we go next time. We are growing consistently, and while we’ve started not the best in the league we are improving.”The two clubs – who remain level on seven points in a group that also features Borussia Dortmund and APOEL – meet again on November 1.last_img read more

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10 months agoCaption this! Man Utd star Pogba posts cryptic tweet after Mourinho sacking

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Caption this! Man Utd star Pogba posts cryptic tweet after Mourinho sackingby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba has posted a picture of himself smiling only an hour after Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United.The pair endured a tumultuous relationship during Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year stint at Old Trafford, which ended on Tuesday.Within an hour of the news being announced, Pogba posted a photo of himself with a grin on Instagram and Twitter accompanied with: “caption this!”The Frenchman has been continuously linked with an exit from Manchester due to his relationship with Mourinho.The tweet was quickly deleted by Pogba.Paul Pogba decided to Tweet this following the announcement of José Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United before quickly deleting it… pic.twitter.com/KogUB28Gpu— Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 18, 2018 last_img read more

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Senegalese President Hails Creation of Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulemas

Dakar – Senegalese President Macky Sall hailed the creation of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulemas, stressing the importance of such initiatives in the fight against religious extremism.“We need a religious discourse to fight jihadist propaganda which tends to enroll and even brainwash people who do not grasp Islam precepts,” Said Senegalese President in an interview with Moroccan TV channel “Medi1 TV,” broadcast on Monday.“The Sunni and Sufi Islam we have is peaceful and tolerant (…) and we need to protect it against any external aggression”, he added, underlining that “the first fight against Jihadism will certainly be a theological struggle”. Therefore, he said, “preachers should be able to speak and explain Islam precepts”. This is an extremely important battle and Morocco, in this regard, has already made significant progress in the training of imams and teaching of Islam, said Macky Sall, noting that working with the Kingdom in this dynamic, his country will gain a lot.Regarding terrorism, the Senegalese head of State said that this threat is present in every country of the world with different amplitudes.He praised the Moroccan experience and cooperation between the two countries to fight this international scourge.With MAP read more

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Accident kills one 16 injured

Two people who were in the lorry and 15 people in the bus sustained injuries in the accident and were admitted to hospital. The bus was parked on the side of the road when the lorry crashed into it, the police media unit said. The police said that one person sustained to his injuries in hospital. The victim was identified as a 64 year old man who was in the bus. (Colombo Gazette) One person was killed and 16 others were injured following an accident in Rajanganaya today, the police media unit said.The police said that a lorry crashed into the rear end of a bus transporting a group of pilgrims along the Anuradhapura – Puttalam road at the Rajanganaya junction.

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UK journalist reported missing after crocodile attack near Arugam Bay

Sri Lankan police and the army are said to be searching the shore surrounding the area.Locals claimed the victim had been staying at the East Beach Surf Resort, located just minutes away from the surfing area he went missing from.Fawas Lafeer, owner of Safa Surf School located up the coast from where the incident happened, heard what happened from some locals who witnessed the attack.“A local fisherman witnessed a man being dragged into a river, set back from the beach, by a crocodile. The fisherman was on the opposite side of the river and downstream of the incident location,” he said. The British victim, from Surrey, southwest of London, was seen “waving his hands in the air” in desperation before being dragged under water at a lagoon called Crocodile Rock near Arugam Bay. Mr Lafeer was shocked, saying that crocodile attacks are relatively unheard of in Sri Lanka. He had covered Brexit and the EU for the newspaper and had recently returned to London after living in Brussels for a couple of months.The lagoon, known to be crawling with crocodiles, is not far from popular tourist surf spot Elephant Rock, near Arugam Bay on the southeast coast. McClean graduated from Oxford with a First Class Honours degree in French in 2015 before joining the Financial Times later that year. A UK journalist was killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with friends, the British and Australian media reported.Paul McClean, 25, who worked for the Financial Times, is understood to have wandered away from his group of friends to find a toilet when he was attacked, reports The Sun. “Both tourists and locals surf at Elephant Rock, which is a beautiful secluded beach and very safe,” he said.“Crocodiles in Sri Lanka live only in the fresh, back waters of the jungle. It is almost unheard of for them to come close to the beach.“Local search and rescue teams are working alongside the police and British Embassy in attempt to locate the man’s body.” Meanwhile, a Scottish tourist, who is currently on holiday in the area and wishes to remain anonymous, said: “There’s a lagoon right next to the sea. He went to the toilet next to the lagoon and was grabbed by a crocodile.“There are lots in the lagoon. People last saw his arms in the air in the water and then was grabbed under. I was there but didn’t see it happen though. Horrible.“They are searching for a body but haven’t found anything yet.“The army were down and there are people out on boats checking the shore because crocodiles won’t eat anything in water — they will take it on to dry land to eat prey.”He also said that some locals who witnessed the incident had discussed the possibility that he may have fallen into the lagoon because of quicksand.“They are 90 per cent sure it was a crocodile but a couple of the guys said there was quicksand in the lagoon,” the tourist said.“A few people that knew the guy were just on the ground, I didn’t get that close but they all just seemed in shock and not saying much.“There were a large crowd of Sri Lankan men surrounding them and they had bits of paper.”Australian tourist Sean Carroll, from New South Wales, was also holidaying in the area.“A croc just took a tourist bloke in Sri Lanka,” he wrote on Facebook.“He was walking on a beach where a small river meets the sea, it’s named Crocodile Rock for that reason obviously.“He still hasn’t been retrieved from river. Heavy.“I’m sure he was close to the river for it to take him. Police looking and army too.”There are two different kinds of crocodile that live in Sri Lanka, the Marsh, or “mugger”, crocodile and the saltwater crocodile.A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told The Guardian: “We are assisting the family of a British man who has been reported missing in Sri Lanka.” (Colombo Gazette)Update: Body of British journalist killed by crocodile found by Navy read more

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Deploring attacks in Niger Security Council says perpetrators must be brought to

The suicide bombings, which were condemned yesterday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, took place at a barracks in Agadez and a French-run uranium mine in Arlit. At least 20 people were reportedly killed, and several were injured, in the attacks, for which a jihadist group known as Mujao has claimed responsibility.“The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts,” said a statement issued to the press by the 15-member body. Council members underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these acts to justice, and urged all States to cooperate actively with the Nigerien authorities in this regard.“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement added. read more

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Carbon Emery Compete in January Swim Invitational

ETV News stock photo by Dusty ButlerThe Carbon and Emery swim teams participated in the January Invitational in Cedar City over the weekend. Canyon View High hosted the massive meet that included over 500 swimmers, including participants from two 6A schools and five 4A schools.While there were many athletes from both Carbon and Emery that competed well in their respective meets, only the athletes that finished in the top 10% of the competition will be highlighted in this article.In the girls’ 200 medley relay, Emery took second place with Carbon finishing fourth. The Lady Spartans relay also took third in the 400 free. Carbon’s  200 free girls relay team reached the podium with a third place finish. The Emery boys’ relay won the 400 free competition and also found success in the 200 medley relay, finishing third.Kaelle Hooley (EHS) finished fourth in the 50 and 100 free events, which had over 85 and 110 competitors, respectively. Megan Swasey (CHS) reached the podium when she placed third in the 100 backstroke.Keldan Guymon (EHS) was the lone Castle Country resident to finish on top in an individual event. He accomplished the feat when he won by over a second in the 200 IM. He also placed second in a nail-biter in the 100 breaststroke, one hundredth of a second behind the winner, Trevor Ames (Layton).Emery finished fourth and sixth in the girls’ and boys’ team rankings, respectively. Carbon followed Emery in the girls’ rankings, grabbing the fifth place spot, and ended 12 in the boys’ rankings. The Spartans also tied for fourth in the combined team scores behind Cedar City, Uintah and Copper Hills. Carbon finished ninth. read more

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Le plus vieux temple romain découvert en Italie

first_imgLe plus vieux temple romain découvert en ItalieDes fondations retrouvées au cours de fouilles sur l’aire de Sant’Omobono, au cœur de Rome, témoignent de la présence de ce qui pourrait être le plus vieux temple romain connu à ce jour, selon les archéologues. En terme de vestiges archéologiques, Rome détient bien des richesses qu’il reste encore à découvrir. Très récemment, des fouilles menées sur l’aire de Sant’Omobono, au cœur de la ville, ont mené à la découverte d’un temple antique. Selon les experts, il pourrait s’agir du plus ancien temple romain connu à ce jour.

Les travaux d’excavations, menés par des archéologues de la ville et de l’université du Michigan, ont été particulièrement compliqués. En effet, les fondations de la structure sont situées en dessous du niveau du Tibre, qui cours à proximité du site. De ce fait, le terrain est en proie à d’importantes infiltrations d’eau.L’aire archéologique de Sant’Omobono se situe au pied du capitole, sur le terrain de l’église qui lui a donné son nom. Selon les estimations, les monuments ont été édifiés au VIIe siècle avant J.C. A cette époque, le Tibre coulait juste au pied de l’église et l’un de ses méandres formait non loin de là un port naturel permettant aux navires marchands d’accoster.Un sanctuaire et lieu de rencontrePour parvenir à mettre au jour les fondations du temple, les archéologues ont dû utiliser des machines pour creuser et assurer la sécurité du site. D’immenses plaques métalliques ont également été installées à l’aide d’une grue pour stabiliser la surface de fouille. Au bout du compte, trois jours de travail acharné ont été nécessaires pour commencer à apercevoir les fondations du temple.Les chercheurs pensent qu’il s’agit du premier édifice à avoir été construit sur le site. La structure a surement été utilisée comme un sanctuaire mais également comme un lieu de rencontre pour les marchands venus d’aussi loin que de Liban ou l’Egypte. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?
Les fouilles organisées sur l’aire de Sant’Omobono représentent pour les chercheurs une mine d’informations sur les processus d’urbanisation et de formation de l’état advenus au cours du VIIIe jusqu’au VIe siècle  avant J.C.(Crédit photo : Sant’Ombono Project)Le 9 février 2014 à 17:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Suns Mysterious History Might Be Buried in Moons Crust Scientists Say

Suns Mysterious History Might Be Buried in Moons Crust Scientists Say

first_imgStay on target Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface The sun’s rotation rate during its first billion years still remains a mystery, yet this spin rate impacted solar eruptions and sparked life on Earth. Now, a group of NASA scientists are suggesting that the Moon’s crust might contain insights on the sun’s secret past, including how it shaped other parts of the solar system.Four billion years ago, when the sun was an infant, it experienced outbursts of intense radiation and spewed hot, high-energy clouds and particles across the solar system, said a NASA press release. According to the scientists, these solar tantrums might have depended on how quickly the sun rotated on its axis⁠—the faster the rotation, the quicker the sun would have made some planets inhabitable. Plus, these outbursts could have caused life to develop on our planet, while stripping others of their atmospheres and nourishing chemicals.We got lucky. Had the Sun rotated any faster as a baby, its violent outbursts would have eliminated the possibility of life on Earth. How do we know? The Moon’s crust is telling us. More: https://t.co/7P9zz8ROyh pic.twitter.com/nhFa1kHi1M— NASA (@NASA) June 18, 2019While investigating the sun’s strange rotation rate, Prabal Saxena, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, thought about why the Moon and Earth, which are made of some of the same materials, contain different amounts of potassium and sodium in their soils. Rosemary Killen, a planetary scientist at NASA Goddard, also brought up the question of why lunar regolith (Moon soil) lacks these elements. That’s when both hypothesized that the history of the sun could be buried in the Moon’s crust.Saxena, Killen, and their colleagues tackled this idea by using sophisticated computer simulations to learn about how solar activity impacts sodium and potassium levels and how a star’s rotation rate affects its flare activity. Their computer simulation results, which are detailed in a study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, demonstrated that the sun rotated slower than 50 percent of baby stars and according to their estimates, the sun took at least 9 to 10 days to complete one rotation during its first billion years.By simulating the evolution of the solar system under a slow, medium, and fast-rotating star, the team discovered that the slow-rotating star could send the right amount of charged particles into the Moon’s surface and blast enough potassium and sodium into space over time, which led to the amounts we see in Moon samples today.“The reason the Moon ends up being a really useful calibrator and window into the past is that it has no annoying atmosphere and no plate tectonics resurfacing the crust,” Saxena explained. “So as a result, you can say, ‘Hey, if solar particles or anything else hit it, the Moon’s soil should show evidence of that.’”More on Geek.com:Researchers Detect Mysterious Material Under Moon’s Largest Crater India Unveils Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft for Moon Landing MissionWatch: Water Is Being Ejected From the Moon During Meteor Showerslast_img read more

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Juvenile court choir will hold concert

first_imgThe Esther Street Music Program, a group of singers and performers who have been on juvenile probation, will host a spring concert on April 15.The concert is at 1 p.m. at the Fries Auditorium at the Washington State School for the Blind, 2214 E. 13th St.Tickets are $10. Email director Diana Larson at fronkophones@netzero.com.last_img

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Clark County housing market shrinks in September

first_imgClark County’s housing market cooled a bit in September, with fewer sales and more homes left on the market, according to real estate data released Monday.Home sale prices also fell slightly in September, but remained higher when comparing the month with the same time last year, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s monthly Market Action report.New listings, pending sales and closings fell in September compared to August, and they came in below levels in September 2017. Average and median sale prices also fell from August, although they came in higher than the prices reported in September 2017, continuing an overall trend of higher prices in 2018 compared to the previous year.Mike Lamb, a local real estate broker at Windermere Stellar, said that the market still saw its fourth best September for new sales since 2005 despite the declines in sales and listings.“Whatever the causes, whether it was the teacher strikes, interest rate increases, the weather or something else, the September market was still good by historic standards,” Lamb wrote in his monthly report analyzing the Clark County data.last_img read more

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New Seasons Market roof now home to bee colonies

first_imgAn estimated 50,000 or more bumblebees, as well as some honeybees and ladybugs, were discovered dead June 15 at a Wilsonville, Ore., shopping center. After an investigation into the deaths — which occurred just two days before the start of National Pollinator Week — a Xerces Society specialist learned trees in the parking lot had been sprayed with a pesticide containing dinotefuran in order to control aphids.Hundreds of dead bumblebees were also found on June 24 in Hillsboro, Ore., in a clump under a tree sprayed with Safari, the same brand used in Wilsonville.On June 27, the Oregon Department of Agriculture temporarily restricted the use of 18 neonicotinoid pesticide products that contain dinotefuran while it continues to look into the mass deaths.The Washington State Department of Agriculture denied a request on June 6 from Thurston County to stop the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on ornamental plants. WSDA Director Bud Hover told Thurston County commissioners in a letter that he’ll work to sponsor a study to evaluate potential risks of such chemicals.“Because it has not been established that this use is a significant contributor to the decline of honeybee colonies in Thurston County or elsewhere in the state, the proposed use restrictions are not appropriate at this time,” Hover wrote. “But I can assure you that your petition has caught my attention and I will be watching this issue closely.”last_img read more

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Keep up to date with the Spring Budget 2017

Keep up to date with the Spring Budget 2017

first_imgChancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Spring Budget 2017 speech at approximately 12.30pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.Stay tuned to the Employee Benefits website for all the latest updates on how the Spring Budget could impact employers and staff.In the Autumn Statement 2016, key announcements included an increase in the standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT), a reduction in the money purchase annual allowance, an increase in the national living wage rate, and confirmation that the range of benefits that attract tax and employer national insurance advantages when offered through a salary sacrifice arrangement will be limited.Follow @EmployeeBenefit on Twitter for real-time coverage of the Spring Budget.last_img

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ATT employees beautify Liberty City Elementary School for National Volunteer Month

ATT employees beautify Liberty City Elementary School for National Volunteer Month

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – More than 100 AT&T employees worked to beautify a South Florida school.Dozens upon dozens of AT&T employees volunteered to give Liberty City Elementary School a face-lift, Monday.Many of them spent the day to work inside and outside of the school to paint murals, landscape a butterfly garden, and build picnic tables and benches.“I think today is wonderful for the students and community of Liberty City Elementary School,” said principal Adrian Rogers. “To have so many people take time out to help us beautify this school is absolutely amazing.”The work was done on the last day of National Volunteer Month and is also part of a collaboration with the nonprofit City Year. The national education organization helps students and schools succeed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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National Geographic Wins Magazine of the Year

first_imgNational Geographic won Magazine of the Year as well as Single Topic issue at the 2011 National Magazine Awards. Three other magazines won two awards, including Los Angeles (General Excellence, Special Interest and Best Feature Writing), New York (General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment and Best Section) and The New York Times Magazine (News and Documentary Photography and Profile Writing). More than 700 editors and publishers attended the event, which was hosted by CBS evening news anchor Katie Couric. The New Yorker led the field with nine nominations and ended up winning one Ellie in the Public Interest category. First-time nominee Women’s Health won for General Excellence in the Fashion, Service and Lifestyle category. Garden & Gun, which was on the brink of shutting down just two years ago, won for General Excellence in Food, Travel and Design. For FOLIO:’s live play-by-play of the National Magazine Awards, click here. A complete list of winners is here.last_img read more

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Twitter testing feature that will let you hide replies to your tweets

first_img 0 If you ever get frustrated by inane and even toxic replies degrading the value of your tweets, or even hijacking the thread completely, Twitter might have a solution for you.The social networking company on Thursday confirmed it’s developing a “Hide Tweet” feature that lets users protect their conversations by hiding individual replies to tweets. The “Hide Tweet” option was discovered in code for the Twitter Android app by Jane Manchun Wong, who tweeted about her findings on Thursday. “Twitter is testing replies moderation,” Wong tweeted Thursday morning. “It lets you to hide replies under your tweets, while providing an option to show the hidden replies.” The feature could help improve the health and civility of conversations on Twitter, which has come under fire multiple times in recent years for not doing enough to combat harassment on the platform. A study last year even found that the site is a “toxic place” especially for female journalists and politicians.Twitter representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but Michelle Yasmeen Haq, a senior program manager at Twitter discussed the new feature this afternoon in a thread on her personal Twitter account.”People who start interesting conversations on Twitter are really important to us, and we want to empower them to make the conversations they start as healthy as possible by giving them some control,” Haq wrote in a tweet explaining the feature.”We already see people trying keep their conversations healthy by using block, mute, and report, but these tools don’t always address the issue,” she said. “With this feature, the person who started a conversation could choose to hide replies to their tweets. The hidden replies would be viewable by others through a menu option.”The feature’s transparency will also allow the community to recognize and call out people who use the feature to hide content they disagree with, she said. Haq said Twitter plans to begin testing the feature in the coming months. Share your voice Twitter is testing replies moderation. It lets you to hide replies under your tweets, while providing an option to show the hidden replies pic.twitter.com/dE19w4TLtp— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 28, 2019 Internet Tech Industry Tags Post a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Stranger Things season 3 plot revealed Jim Hopper actor wants more season

first_imgStranger Things season 3Stranger Things/TwitterNetflix’s Stranger Things is considered as Stephen King and Stephen Spielberg’s brainchild. The show has all the correct nostalgia of the ’80s and now David Harbour has reportedly revealed the ending of Stranger Things.Soon or later, Netflix’s Stranger Things will come to an end. As of now, fans are clueless about Stranger Things season 3 but at least one cast member has an idea about the show’s ending. During a recent interview with Digital Spy, David Harbour — the actor who plays Hawkins Police chief Jim Hopper — talked about the show’s future.As per David, he has no idea for how many more seasons we are going to see of Stranger Things but he revealed the show’s ending.”I know the end of the series, and it’s beautiful,” Harbour said.David Harbour also stated that the show should have at least five seasons. The Duffer Brothers have said in the past that Stranger Things will have at least a fourth or a fifth season.”I don’t think four is enough,” he said. “I think five is maybe enough. If you want my opinion, I would like five.” David Harbour fills in the shoes of Ron Perlman in HellboyGetty ImagesWe know for a fact that Stranger Things will return for a fourth season but the future of the fifth season seems in dark.The science fiction horror webs TV series is created by the Duffer Brothers. Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s. The first season followed the story of an investigation of a missing young boy amid supernatural events occurring into the town. The show featured a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their extensive search.The second season also featured several supernatural abilities and we know that season three will not be any different.Stranger Things season 3 will feature Mike and Eleven, who have now developed a romantic relationship with each other. Same for Lucas and Max. Things will go fine for them for some time but after the appointment of a new corrupt mayor, everything will fall apart. As the fourth of July will approach, stranger things will start to happen in Hawkins.All the ten episodes of Stranger Things season 3 will stream on Netflix on July 4, 2019.last_img read more

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