Two main streets in a South African town have been renamed after two Indian-origin veterans who played a critical role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid in the country. Related Items
Two main streets in a South African town have been renamed after two Indian-origin veterans who played a critical role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid in the country. Related Items
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Luis Alberto is reportedly set to sign a new contract with Lazio, tying him to the club until 2024. As per Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira, the creative midfielder will be rewarded for his performances at the Biancocelesti. The 27-year-old had been linked with a return to Sevilla over the summer, but he now looks like putting pen to paper on a new deal worth €2.5m a season. Luis Alberto has been an ever-present in Serie A this season, assisting nine goals in just 12 games so far. He joined Lazio from Liverpool in the summer of 2016 and has one Spain cap, although he was not called up for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Indore, Sep 20 (PTI) A 40-year-old man, along with three contract killers, to whom he had paid money to kill his father, has been arrested, a police official said here today. Gamanlal Gehlots (65) body was found in a pool of blood at his residence at Annapurna area yesterday, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Santosh Kumar Singh said. The police official said that Gamalal Gehlots son Lekhraj gave contradictory statements to the police about his fathers death. After Lekhraj was grilled, he admitted to have offered Rs 1.5 lakh to the killers to murder his father, the police official said. He confessed that he had paid Rs 45,000 as advance to his fathers killers, the police official said. The accused, who is a partner of a local security agency, told the police that he had a Rs 12 lakh to pay off due to which he had asked his father to sell off their house. After Lekhrajs father disapproved of his plan, he hatched a conspiracy to kill him, the police official said. He said that Kunwar Singh Saini (29), Mukesh Rai (20) and Suraj Pawar (19) were arrested for killing Gamanlal Gehlot along with a sharp-edged weapon. A manhunt has been launched to arrest one more accused who is still at large, the police official said, adding that further investigations are on. PTI HWP LAL BA DBS RDS
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 07: Head coach Jim Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on from the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Notre Dame football is almost definitely College Football Playoff-bound, with a 12-0 record entering this weekend. While Championship Saturday will have a huge impact on the Playoff picture, Notre Dame should be close to locked in, unless the selection committee shocks everyone.Don’t expect the Fighting Irish to fall off soon, either.Notre Dame may not become a Playoff mainstay like Alabama and Clemson, but Brian Kelly’s recruiting efforts going forward look promising.Right now, the Notre Dame football recruiting class for 2019 is ranked No. 10 in the country.The Fighting Irish staff filled most of the staff early, adding just three of the 21 members of the class since the beginning of October.It is unclear how many more players that Kelly and company can add as of now. This week, they were playing some defense.On Tuesday, Kelly and defensive coordinator Mike Elston were in Texas to visit with four-star defensive end NaNa Osafo-Mensah and four-star defensive tackle Hunter Spears, both of whom committed to ND in the first half of 2018, per 247.They’re among 10 players who are expected to be early enrollees.DE Nana Osafo-MensahOL Quinn CarrollDT Jacob LaceyOL John OlmsteadRB Kyren WilliamsOL Zeke CorrellDL Hunter SpearsLB Jack KiserP Jay BramblettOL Andrew KristoficThat’s a record amount of early enrollees.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) November 29, 2018The No. 10 ranking for the Notre Dame class is the same that it finished with last recruiting cycle. The 2020 class is also off to a strong start, with a trio of blue-chip commits set to enter the fold next year.
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting investors that both Strategic Global Investments, and Norwick and Crowley are not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia. Both companies, and their representatives, have solicited at least one Nova Scotia resident by telephone to invest in gold options. The commission urges Nova Scotians to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firms that are not registered in Nova Scotia. To see if a company or person is registered, you can check the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Registration Search page www.securities-administrators.ca/nrs/nrsearch.aspx?id=850, or contact the commission toll free at 1-855-421-2499 or 902-424-7768 in HRM. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating the investment industry in the province. -30-
Two Nova Scotians have won this year’s Licence of a Lifetime, giving them free life-long hunting and fishing licences. It is the 21st year the province and the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters have joined together to offer the prize. Deputy minister of Natural Resources Duff Montgomerie and the federation’s president Wilfred Woods randomly selected tickets Tuesday, Dec. 17, from Don Ferguson of MacKay Siding, Colchester Co., and Mike Drummond of Truro as this year’s winners. “Margaree salmon, South Shore deer, waterfowl. Nova Scotia is known around the world for its high-quality hunting and fishing opportunities,” said Mr. Montgomerie. “Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Drummond can now enjoy many such opportunities for as long as they live.” Each winner receives a free general fishing licence, small game hunting licence and either a deer hunting, bear hunting, bear snaring, or furharvester licence. “Thanks to the province’s co-operation and support, we’re able to offer a lifetime of fishing and hunting excitement to two Nova Scotians. We wish both of today’s winners safe hunting and angling for many years to come,” said Mr. Woods. The Licence of a Lifetime is a fundraiser for the federation with about $4,000 raised this year from ticket sales to support its education and advocacy programs. Hunters and anglers who purchased tickets had their names entered into the annual draw. All holders of hunting and fishing licences in Nova Scotia must first have a wildlife resources card and appropriate training. Information about the card is available at www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt .
North Sound (Antigua): A perfect combination and a winning start will be foremost on skipper Virat Kohli’s mind when India take on West Indies in their inaugural World Test Championship opener here on Thursday. A win in the opening Test will be the 27th for Kohli as skipper and will put him on even keel with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A century in the game (19th as captain) will place him on par with Ricky Ponting. On paper, a batting line-up that has Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the ranks should be termed clear favourites but this West Indies team, led by Jason Holder, is no pushover. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh England found that out the hard way at the start of the year when they lost a Test series 1-2 in some of the most lively pitches on the Caribbean islands in recent times. One such pacer-friendly wicket was at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua where Kohli and his men will be facing the Windies first up. “People have been talking about Test cricket not being relevant or dying down. For me, the competition has gone up two-fold the last couple of years. It’s up to the players to take the challenge and go for victories,” Kohli said about the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “The games are going to be much more competitive and it brings a lot of purpose to the Test matches you play. It’s the right move and at the absolute right time,” Kohli said. The last Test played here saw England scoring 187 and 132 but that was a different time of the year. Nevertheless, Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, who recently got a fresh contract, will be wary of the challenge that can be posed by the new ball pair of Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel along with Jason Holder bowling his steady seam-up spells. If there is pace and bounce, Kohli is likely to go with four specialist bowlers in which Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav will be fighting for the lone spinner’s slot. The three pacers, in all likelihood, will be Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. However, it is the batting combination that will be the skipper’s primary worry and if he can get it right, that will be considered as a tactical victory. In an ideal situation, if Hardik Pandya was available, Kohli would have been tempted to drop one among Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane but given the recent record of West Indies in Tests, he might go in with an extra batsman which means both will feature in the playing XI. If a green-top is provided and Kohli still goes with five bowlers which includes Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder, it could well be a toss-up between the two Mumbaikars. The other issue will be at the top of the order as to who will open with Mayank Agarwal. The common logic says KL Rahul, who is a specialist opener, but Hanuma Vihari was sent to do the fire-fighting in Australia and it would be unfair to not give him another opportunity against a relatively easier pace attack. The West Indies team in the Test format has been an understated one with players who have more talent than what the numbers currently show. In Shai Hope, John Campbell and Shimron Hetmyer, they have the three talented youngsters. Roston Chase, during the 2016 series against India, had thwarted Ashwin for a whole fifth day in Kingston after West Indies were staring at an innings defeat. In addition to that, he is a steady off-spinner with 50 Test wickets. Darren Bravo is their most experienced batsman with 52 Tests and nearly 3500 runs under his belt. However, the kind of talent he is, an average of 38 plus with only eight hundreds doesn’t justify that. All eyes will also be on whether, the new “giant” of world cricket, Rahkeem Cornwall is given an opportunity. His imposing physical structure may have grabbed attention but Cornwall has also been a performer with his effective off-breaks and handy lower-middle-order batting. Squads India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Aagrwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk) West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach. Match starts 7pm (IST).
Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN NewsA gold mine in the Northwest Territories has created catastrophic consequences for the environment.Large amounts of arsenic from the former Giant Mine which operated for more than five decades is now being cleaned up by the federal government.But that’s remediation is happening inside the fence at the old mine.The Dene in Yellowknife is raising concerns about what will be done with the contaminated areas outside of the mine email@example.com@aptncharlotte
TORONTO – A decade after Apple launched its original smartphone, the crowds were back at its stores Friday as the ultra-expensive iPhone X hit the market after months of anticipation.From Vancouver’s Pacific Centre to Toronto’s Eaton Centre, consumers lined up eager to pay between $1,350 or $1,570 before carrier discounts for the tech giant’s latest smartphone offering a lush screen and facial recognition technology.By comparison, the iPhone 8 that’s been available since September is listed at $950 or $1,170 depending on memory.Apple Canada said it put on extra staff at its stores to handle the crowds waiting for the launch of sales at 8:00 a.m. sharp local time.The company didn’t disclose how many devices it expects to have available on the first day, although each store has some of the newest Apple smartphones available for walk-up customers.In addition, customers who pre-ordered the phone early enough through Apple will be given time slots for picking up their device. The device will be available through other retailers and wireless network carriers.Even with the iPhone X’s delayed release, Apple is still struggling to catch up.Apple is now giving delivery times of five to six weeks for those ordering in advance online. Most analysts are predicting Apple won’t be able to catch up with demand until early next year.They say Apple’s suppliers haven’t been able to manufacture the iPhone X quickly enough due to advanced components such as its new screen and facial recognition technology.However, CEO Tim Cook said on a conference call with analysts Thursday that Apple is increasing its iPhone X production capacity and expects the coming year-end holiday season to be “our biggest quarter ever.”Apple shipped 46.7 million iPhones during the three months ended Sept. 30, according to its fiscal fourth-quarter report released Thursday.That was down from the comparable period two years earlier, when Apple shipped 48 million iPhones, but up from 45.5 million at the same time last year after the iPhone 7 came out.Apple shares hit an all-time high Friday, rising $5.02, or 2.9 per cent, to US$173.07 at mid-day.
7 September 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on governments and the international community to promptly tackle the renewed instability of global food markets, noting the related social unrest that has hit some countries in recent weeks. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is convening a special meeting in Rome on 24 September to examine the recent spike in wheat prices and help avoid any repeat of the recent global food crisis.Wheat prices experienced their biggest monthly rise in almost a year in August, according to the FAO’s Food Price Index, climbing by 5 per cent following persistent drought in Russia – a major producer – and that country’s subsequent restriction on sales. Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, called on the Rome meeting to “move beyond words” and prepare measures on speculation and food reserves. He also urged donors to step up their support to poor food-deficit countries. “Not acting now is unacceptable,” stated the expert, speaking at the end of a mission to Syria, which has been affected by severe drought. “In 2008, many governments were taken by surprise,” noted Mr. De Schutter. “We have today a much better understanding of what needs to be done to realize the right to food. Experts have done their work. It is now time for governments to act.”Last week, riots in Mozambique over the rising cost of basic foods led to the deaths of some protesters, and Mr. De Schutter said the public anger was “predictable.”He also said that too little has been achieved worldwide since 2008 despite the many commitments made. Since the recent food crisis, he has stressed the need for “structural measures to address food price increases.”These include regulating speculation on global food markets, particularly by profit-driven commodity funds, creating a global reinsurance mechanism for poorer countries to invest in social protection and subsidized food, and improving the global governance of international and regional food reserves, including the creation of regional food stocks to allow governments to mitigate price shocks. Meanwhile, a senior FAO official said today that food commodities markets will remain more volatile in years ahead and the international community will need to develop appropriate ways of dealing with that.As for whether the world was headed for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development, said that the market fundamentals are “sound and very different” from two to three years ago.“Despite the shortfall in Russia’s wheat production, this year’s cereal harvest was the third highest on record and stocks are high. Under these conditions we don’t believe that we are headed for a new food crisis, but we will continue monitoring the situation closely.“So as regards the overall supply and demand situation there’s no cause to worry. The picture could, however, change if there is another shock to supply – for example, due to more bad weather, or if government policies lead to increased anxiety in the market, provoking panic buying,” Mr. Ghanem added.On Syria, Mr. De Schutter estimated that between 2 and 3 million people may be considered food insecure, following four years of severe drought in the north-eastern part of the country. He acknowledged the Government’s efforts in seeking to provide food security to its population by subsidizing basic food items and supporting its agricultural sector. At the same time, he noted, that “Syria faces huge challenges, both because of climate change and the large influx of Iraqi refugees and the occupation of the Golan.”Mr. De Schutter, who travelled to the north-eastern region most affected by the recent drought, stressed that a rights-based approach should be integrated into the Government’s policies and programmes to tackle hunger and malnutrition. “Unfortunately, no appropriate mapping of food insecurity and vulnerability exists in Syria. This presents obstacles in targeting policies to reach the poorest and most vulnerable in society.” Mr. De Schutter commended Syria for its generosity in hosting a large number of Iraqi refugees, while noting that “the absence of legal status for Iraqi refugees remains a concern.” He urged the authorities to recognize the rights of Iraqi refugees to be employed in the formal sector.
The Minister recalled that even then there was opposition to the 13th Amendment by the JVP and the SLFP. “There are good pints and bad points in the 13th Amendment. So the time has now come to change that. At that time to get peace people were ready to do anything,” he said. The government says the 13th Amendment to the constitution, which came about through the Indo-Lanka accord in 1987, was forced on Sri Lanka and is not one that was accepted on Sri Lanka’s own free will.Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that at the time the 13th Amendment to the constitution was proposed the Sri Lankan government was under immense pressure. He said that today there is a huge debate on the 13th Amendment both among politicians and the media with some for it and some against it.“So the President said that through a Parliament process it should be decided what changes must be made to the 13th Amendment. So the Parliament Select Committee. Even if someone says Eelam is needed the Parliament Select Committee will listen to that. Not that it will be agreed on. Put the ideas will be heard and then the Parliament Select Committee will decide on what’s best at the end,” he said. The Minister noted that the Parliament Select Committee will be able to resolve the issue one and for all.He also warned of the threat posed by giving police powers to the provinces saying that even India had at times suffered by giving police powers to the provinces.“We must not have a constitution which could give room for terrorism to raise its head again,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)
WASHINGTON — A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to help women in developing countries get ahead economically is announcing its first batch of grants, $27 million for 14 projects in 22 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative was launched in February with an initial investment of $50 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development.A little more than half of that amount, $27 million, went to an “incentive” fund for partnerships with private businesses and other partners. The first 14 projects receiving a share of that $27 million were chosen from over 120 entries, administration officials said Wednesday.The projects are meant to help women with employment and entrepreneurship, and provide women in business with access to financing and other assistance.They range from an effort in Rwanda to help 1,400 women get into the African country’s fast-growing energy sector, to a Latin American initiative that aims to equip 8,700 women with the skills needed to work tech sector jobs in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, to supporting 5,000 women working in Indonesia’s poultry industry.USAID Administrator Mark Green and Ivanka Trump were to discuss the partnerships Wednesday at a Washington event.Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump and a senior White House adviser, welcomed the “enthusiastic” response to the program and the range of commitments to the initiative, whose goal is to help empower 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.“We are just getting started, but we are committed to delivering real results that create transformational change for women in developing countries by helping them prosper in the workforce, succeed as entrepreneurs, and legislative change,” she said in a statement to The Associated Press.Ivanka Trump has made economic empowerment for women a focus of her White House tenure and has highlighted the issue during trips abroad, including to Africa this year.The budget Trump has proposed for 2020 asks Congress for another $100 million for the initiative, even as he has proposed cuts to other foreign aid.___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleapDarlene Superville, The Associated Press
“He was then airlifted to a meeting point in Brighton, before being handed over to ambulance crews.”Beachy Head is popular with tourists looking to take adventurous selfies, while thrill seeking base jumpers also regularly use the cliffs due to how tall they are. A Coastguard spokesman said: “This afternoon, Birling Gap Coastguard team were tasked to a base jumper whose parachute had pulled him towards the cliff.”It was reported by his friends that one of the other base jumpers was a paramedic, who immediately jumped off the cliff to his aid.”A lifeboat, along with the Search & Rescue Helicopter from Lydd in Kent, which arrived first, were also tasked. The friend quickly sprung into action and followed him to provide treatment at the Beachy Head cliff near Eastbourne, East SussexCredit: Nick Fontana/Solent News & Photo Agency 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. A rescue helicopter at the scene Credit: Nick Fontana/Solent News & Photo Agency A base jumper was helped by a friend who leapt after him when he lost control and crashed into a 530ft-tall cliff at a tourist hot spot.The friend, who was trained paramedic and waiting to jump, quickly sprung into action and followed him to provide treatment at the Beachy Head cliff near Eastbourne, East Sussex.The thrill seeker had leapt from the cliff in a wingsuit when he lost control and was pulled in to the rocks, causing him to fall to the beach below and break his hip.After being treated by a second paramedic from the rescue helicopter, the injured daredevil was rushed to a meeting point in Brighton before being taken to hospital.The coastguard and search and rescue helicopter were dispatched to rescue the man after his fall. “A paramedic onboard the helicopter treated the base jumper who is believed to have suffered a broken hip and was stuck at the beach close to the Beachy Head Lighthouse. Rescue workers at the sceneCredit: Nick Fontana/Solent News & Photo Agency However, the unstable chalk cliffs have seen a number of rock falls this year.Now, the UK Coastguard Agency has warned daredevils to stay back from the edge of the beauty spot in case they fall while taking pictures.But this has not stopped daring selfie snappers, who had continued to dangle from the ledge to try and capture the perfect image for their social media accounts.
As the bandits were escaping, the cashier raised an alarm and the owner of the business who was in a nearby office, and who is a licenced firearm holder, responded and gave chase after the bandits who entered a waiting motorcar which reportedly sped through Water Street, Bagotstown.During the process, the licenced firearm holder discharged several rounds in the bandits’ direction. It is not known at this time if the bandits were injured. Police in their investigations revealed that about 10:25hrs this morning, the victim was in the cashier cage of the Western Union section of the supermarket which is located in the upper flat of the two-story building when she was approached by the suspects, one of whom pointed a gun at her and demanded cash.The cashier reportedly handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the men exited the building. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedShell service station at Mc Doom robbed by armed banditsJuly 19, 2018In “Crime”Armed bandit breaks leg in escape bid, caught with bootyDecember 17, 2017In “Crime”E-Networks staff, customers robbed at Cornelia Ida by armed duoAugust 3, 2017In “Crime” Ramlakhan noted that stringent efforts are being made to have the perpetrators arrested and brought to justice. Police say they are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 22-year-old cashier at the C&F Mall located at the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara, by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The vehicle used by the bandits to escape was found by officers abandoned According to Police PRO, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, investigators are currently processing a vehicle which fits the description of the one allegedly used in the commission of the crime. He said the vehicle which carries a hire car registration number and has several suspected bullet holes at the rear, was found abandoned in the Agricola Backdam.
True Gold Mining has signed a letter of intent to purchase its primary mining fleet for the development of the Karma project in Burkina Faso. The supplier selected is Equipment & Services BIA, a licensed dealer of Komatsu heavy equipment, with operations in 14 African nations. “The purchase of the mining fleet brings the Karma project one step closer to production, and we believe that our choice of equipment, supplier and dealer is well matched to our project needs,” stated Peter Carter, COO and Vice President, Engineering of True Gold. “Our owner-operated approach results in greater value to our shareholders as compared to contract mining and also provides us with increased flexibility to take full advantage of future exploration success.”True Gold says “Equipment & Services BIA was chosen based on price competitiveness, purchase terms and conditions, and its dealer presence in Burkina Faso. Locally-based dealer support will provide spare parts, technical expertise, and training not otherwise available from an offshore supplier. Equipment & Services BIA is a company of the group BIA, a Belgian-based company with over 50 years of experience serving the construction and mining industries on the African continent.The primary mining fleet for pre-production and initial production needs is composed of:One 15 m3 hydraulic excavatorOne 10 m3 wheel loaderSix 90-t rigid-frame haul trucksFour 50-t bulldozers and two gradersThe delivery of the fleet is scheduled for December 2014, with bulk earthworks for pond and leach pad construction beginning the following month in January, 2015. Additional auxiliary equipment will be purchased to support the primary mining fleet, assist in project construction, and ultimately aid in the operation of the mine. Pre-production mining will account for 8 Mt of material moved during the construction period to permit the start of heap leach operations in the last quarter of 2015.Once production has started, the fleet will be augmented with a second primary excavator and eight additional trucks to achieve an average mining rate of approximately 14 Mt/y over the life of mine, as outlined in the feasibility study mine plan.
1. The person who didn’t stand clear when luggage doors were operatingVideo: YouTube/Uzi19792. Anyone sitting near this womanImage: Shutterstock.com3. The guy sitting beside Buddy the Elf“Smiling’s my favourite” (via Imgur)4. This pigeon“I missed my stop” (via Imgur)5. The girl who didn’t book her own train ticket 7. This girlvia Picasaweb/GiulianoLandi8. Whoever was stuck behind this guyFlickr/Creative Commons/Apuch Your 13 favourite people on public transport>11 ways bacon can make you live longer>Did you know there’s an Irish version of There’s Something About Mary? 6. This guy
There’s a lot to be said for civility, sure, but any semblance of that phenomenon seems to have largely gone out the window when it comes to tech companies. From Steve Jobs’s Android hate to Larry Ellison’s HP smack talk, today’s tech firms don’t really seem to give a damn when it comes to civility. Take this recent Google/Microsoft kerfuffle. Google rushed to tell the world that it caught Microsoft stealing search results for Bing. Google didn’t actually say what it was going to do about the perceived theft–in fact, it’s not really certain whether the company has any kind of recourse–it just wanted everyone to know that Microsoft is a dirty stinkin’ thief.And now Microsoft is calling Google out on its decision to dump the MS-supported H.264 format. “Our point of view is totally clear,” An IE exec wrote in a recent blog post. Now it’s not certain that Microsoft is calling out Google as payback for the Bing thing, but the timing is certainly curious. After all, Google’s decision to drop support for the format came way back in mid-July.You know, where I come from there’s a world for this kind of in-public fighting. We call it “hiybbprqag.”
11,131 Views By Paul Hosford NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Paramedic and Firefighter Stephen O’Neill outside Tara Street Fire station. SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) and members of the public and elected representatives came out to support protests against the breakup of the DFB today. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Mar 4th 2017, 8:00 PM Vera Twomey continued her walk to the DáilA man in his 40s died in motorcycle crash in KilkennyThe DUP scraped first place in the North’s electionsThe weather was crap http://jrnl.ie/3271150 Share10 Tweet Email Saturday 4 Mar 2017, 8:00 PM The names of the 796 babies who died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home were publishedThe Citizens’ Assembly discussed abortionNurses deferred a planned industrial action for Tuesday INTERNATIONAL Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Northern elections, Tuam and Vera Twomey. It’s The Fix. 14 Comments Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill , Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams arrive for a post election press conference at their Falls Road office. Source: Niall Carson/PA#TAPPED UP: Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of tapping his phone during last year’s election.#MOSUL: A suspected chemical weapons attack in the Iraqi city was slammed as “horrible”.#MALAYSIA: Malaysia has suspended the North Korean ambassador over the assassination of the half-brother of Pyongyang’s leader.PARTING SHOTA pop up Gaeltacht will take over a Dublin street on 16 March to coincide with St Patrick’s Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge. Get our daily news round up: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Poll: Do you tip waiting staff in bars and restaurants? A new bill will seek to make it obligatory for waiting staff to receive their tips. By Sean Murray 125 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Jan Faukner YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote 49,781 Views SINN FÉIN SENATORS have put forward a bill that would allow waiting staff to receive all of the tips that customers leave by law.The senators said that there were numerous examples where waiting staff were denied the tips they were left by customers, and that tips can be a lifeline for those in these often low-paid jobs.While the US has a clearly defined tipping culture in bars and restaurants, Ireland does not.So, today we’re asking you: Do you tip waiting staff in bars and restaurants? No (5048) No interest/No opinion (621) Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 PM Image: Shutterstock/Jan Faukner Poll Results: Yes (22902) Share49 Tweet Email3 Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 8:15 PM https://jrnl.ie/3316552 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Friday’s @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/4Mzqn074Ku— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) March 28, 2019 The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph: ‘The day of reckoning’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/cKaqU1Aite— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 28, 2019 Friday 29 Mar 2019, 7:51 AM 56 Comments Friday’s front page of iJohnson ‘primed and ready’ for 10 Downing StreetFormer Foreign Secretary was meeting Tory MPs from across the party today as his team prepare to launch his bid to become Prime Minister#tomorrowspaperstoday #skypapers #bbcpapers #Brexit pic.twitter.com/ttR8dyEglg— Oly Duff (@olyduff) March 28, 2019 Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition, Friday March 29 https://t.co/kr6qqjDbgX pic.twitter.com/xDjpM2gZLS— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 28, 2019 52,203 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: The Sun/Twitter Tomorrow’s front page: DUP leader Arlene Foster was last night urged to save Brexit by backing the PM in a crunch vote. https://t.co/RiwvLRz6rn pic.twitter.com/vYi3dHGL9o— The Sun (@TheSun) March 28, 2019 As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Source: Daily Mail U.K./Twitter Guardian front page, Friday 29 March 2019: May tries to buy time as ministers say: go now pic.twitter.com/x4gBf5WMzU— The Guardian (@guardian) March 28, 2019 Source: Oly Duff/Twitter Source: The Guardian/Twitter In tomorrow’s @Daily_Express – Darkest hour for democracy as #Brexit day dawns with NO EU departure- Jill Dando’s killer ‘still out there 20 years on’- Behind the scenes with #LineofDuty stars pic.twitter.com/dJjK40RScO— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 28, 2019 THE HOUSE OF Commons will today debate and vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time.It had been unsure whether House Speaker John Bercow would allow another vote on May’s deal, after stating that substantial changes would have to be made to what MPs were voting on.A workaround was found as the two previous votes were on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship; today’s vote will only be on the former.“The motion is new, substantially different,” Bercow told parliament, adding that he would accept amendments to the Brexit deal.However, there was confusion in the parliament after Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom said this wouldn’t be a ‘Meaningful Vote’.MPs were unsure as to whether it was legally acceptable to split the two documents; Bercow said it wasn’t a matter for him to decide whether it was legal, only whether it was orderly.One MP pointed out that the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were “two horns on a goat’s head” and cannot be separated. Bercow replied that it was a political issue, but not an issue for him as chair.Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said the motion was “perfectly reasonable and perfectly lawful”, adding that “we could not let the time to expire tomorrow” without giving a chance for MPs to vote whether to allow May’s deal and avoid a no-deal Brexit.The vote will take place on the original date that the UK was due to leave the EU, 29 March. This has been pushed back to 12 April if the deal is rejected, and 22 May if the deal is passed.Front pages The latest Brexit twist is the main story on most of the British newspapers’ front pages, with headlines such as ‘Come on Arlene!’ (the DUP is unlikely to support the deal), ‘ One Last Chance’, ‘Darkest Hour for Democracy’, and ‘Johnson Primed and Ready for No 10′. Snowy – the dog of another possible May successor, Michael Gove – also makes an appearance. Source: Neil Henderson/Twitter Source: Daily Express/Twitter Mar 29th 2019, 7:51 AM Source: The Telegraph/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4566242 ‘Come on Arlene!’: How the British papers are covering the latest Brexit twist MPs will vote on Theresa May’s deal for a third time today. THE TIMES: Deadlocked Britain faces a further year before Brexit #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/6OM7JdjoEo— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) March 28, 2019 Source: Financial Times/Twitter By Órla Ryan With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Share9 Tweet Email