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NYK to Merge Three Research and Technical Subsidiaries

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Japanese shipping company NYK Line has launched preparations to integrate three of its research and technical subsidiaries.The company’s plans would see Japan Marine Science, Yusen Navtec, and NYK Engineering amalgamate on the back of a changing social structure and the business environment surrounding the NYK Group.NYK said it would integrate the management resources of each company to increase efficiencies and create value in accordance with the group’s medium-term management plan ‘Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green’.The three research and technical subsidiaries will be amalgamated after approval is received at each company’s general meeting of shareholders in May 2019. The new company is scheduled to be formed on July 1, 2019.The three companies deal with various maritime segments, including maritime consultancy, ship technology, vessel survey and inspection, ships and marine structures, construction and modification, as well as research, development, planning and design of ships and marine structures.last_img read more

New technologies dull but dont cure Canadas export oil pipeline headaches

first_imgCALGARY – The potential cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is putting a spotlight on oilpatch innovations that might mitigate the need for export capacity as oilsands production rises.But even the most ardent supporters of the new technologies agree Canada is still going to need new pipeline space.“What I think we should be doing is using the existing pipeline space we have to ship as much money out of Alberta as we can,” said Ian MacGregor, president of North West Refining, operator of the just-opened Strathcona Refinery northeast of Edmonton.“We should be making the most economically dense things we can.”He said the $9.6-billion refinery, the first new refinery in Alberta in 30 years and the first in the world to be built from scratch with a carbon capture component, is processing upgraded synthetic crude now but should move to processing raw bitumen in the next two months.When fully operational, the refinery will take in about 80,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen, extract about 30,000 bpd of diluent for return to the local market, then convert the remaining bitumen into 40,000 bpd of diesel, about 7,000 bpd of low sulphur marine fuel and about 4,000 bpd of naphtha, a liquid hydrocarbon mixture.MacGregor said the lack of pipeline space in Western Canada has driven down the price of bitumen, which improves refinery profit margins, and is a positive factor in eventually expanding it.If the refinery is expanded, however, its diesel production would exceed local demand and would need to be exported by rail or pipeline to other markets. He said diesel sells for about $150 per barrel now, around four times the price of raw bitumen.Meanwhile, research continues on partial upgrading technology that, like the Strathcona refinery, would reduce or eliminate the need for tying up export pipeline space with diluent. Such facilities would cost much less to build than the full upgraders employed at some oilsands mines.“Partial upgrading … can help diversify the economy and improve the value of Alberta’s resources by providing a new product to new markets,” said Davis Sheremata, spokesman for oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp.But the technology isn’t expected to provide much pipeline relief in the short term. MEG has been working on its HI-Q technology for over 15 years and has proposed — but not yet funded — a commercial demonstration project to process 3,000 bpd of bitumen.The Alberta government announced in February it would provide up to $1 billion in loan guarantees and grants to attract two to five partial oil upgrading facilities. But that project won’t begin until 2019 and it is expected to remain in place for up to eight years.Another technology that might free up pipeline space transforms bitumen into small dry pellets that can then be moved by rail, road or ship with less risk of environmentally harmful spills.Pilot projects have been proposed for at least two similar products, one developed at the University of Calgary by a company called Solideum Inc. and another by Canadian National Railway — but large-scale implementation is months or years away.“I think we need to look at partial upgrading and rail and increased pipe capacity, all of it,” said Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.In a report published Monday, analysts at GMP FirstEnergy Capital said Alberta oilsands production has doubled from the start of the decade to nearly three million barrels per day and is projected to grow to 3.5 million bpd by 2022.It says crude-by-rail demand will likely rise to between 300,000 and 400,000 bpd for the next couple of years until new pipeline capacity comes onstream. Canada exported 144,000 bpd by rail in January, according to the National Energy Board.About 800,000 bpd of Canadian oilsands heavy crude is being refined on the U.S. Gulf Coast now as imports decline from Mexico and Venezuela, IHS Markit reported on Tuesday.In a prediction that assumes all major proposed Canadian export pipelines are built, it says Canadian exports there could rise by 2020 to more than 1.2 million bpd, one-third of the region’s heavy oil refining capacity.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:MEG)last_img read more

Singh urges Liberal government to roll over unspent money for veterans

first_imgOTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the Liberal government to spend millions of dollars that have been earmarked to help veterans that have been left unspent.The New Democrats will use an opposition-day motion, when they get a chance to push business in the House of Commons, to pressure the governing Liberals to spend $372 million that’s been promised for veterans but that’s been left on the table.Singh says veterans have received inadequate help when it comes to accessing benefits and support services for far too long and that’s because money gets included in budgets the Commons approves but it sits there unused. After a while, it just goes back into the government’s accounts.Singh says the routine of letting money “lapse” has to end and the NDP motion calls on the government to roll unspent money into budgets for the next year.But when asked how the New Democrats’ plan for veterans is any different from the Liberals’ or the Conservatives’, he says the NDP’s job is to shed light on the issue and repeats that it’s not acceptable.A motion isn’t binding, unlike a bill, but Singh hopes to put some pressure on the Liberals in advance of Remembrance Day.last_img read more

Indian Affairs Duncan scraped through to win riding

first_imgAPTN National NewsJohn Duncan, who held the Indian Affairs portfolio in the last Conservative government, held on to retain his riding after a nail-biting race.Duncan snatched victory by a margin of just three per cent.APTN National News reporter Wayne Roberts was there on election night.last_img

Badr Hari’s Trial to Resume this Tuesday

Rabat – Moroccan heavy-weight kickboxer Badr Hari is expected to stand trial Tuesday, 24 May,  for his alleged assault and battery against a waiter in a luxury hotel in Marrakech in April.Badr Hari was arrested immediately as he arrived in Mohammed V airport in Casablanca on Saturday 15 May after the victim filed a complaint against him. He was under custody for 48 hours, but was released after he paid a bail of 5,000 dirhams.In recent days, the victim declared that he has been under intense pressure from Badr Hari and has been encouraged to withdraw the complaint, but he declined. The victim added that because of his determination, Hari’s relatives spread the rumor that he wants to extort money from the kick-boxing world champion. The case dates back to mid-April when Hari was on holiday in Marrakech. The waiter said that he was humiliated and beaten by Hari and his Dutch guest. The waiter also said that he was also taken out of the night club and beaten further. read more

Annan condemns killing of eight UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the killing today of eight Guatemalan peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and the wounding of five others as they sought Ugandan rebels who had displaced thousands of local civilians from a park.Mr. Annan also expressed deep condolences to the Government of Guatemala, the families of the deceased soldiers and all the other victims.The peacekeeping troops had been engaged in reconnaissance operations for the past 10 days against suspected elements of the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), reported to be present in the Garamba National Park in the Haut Uélé district in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), about 70 kilometres from the border with Sudan.During a four-hour firefight, peacekeepers from MONUC’s Nepalese contingent were airlifted by helicopter to the scene of the fighting where they conducted a cordon and search operation.The five wounded peacekeepers were evacuated to a UN Mission hospital in Bunia, the capital of the Ituri district, also in the country’s north-east.In a separate development, Indian peacekeepers on reconnaissance and heading to the city of Rawindi in the North Kivus came under fire from armed insurgents. They returned fire in self-defence and, in the firefight that followed, four of the rebels were killed and three were captured.The peacekeepers captured 20 weapons, as well as ammunition and communications equipment.They had gone to the area following armed confrontations between soldiers now serving in the DRC’s national army and former soldiers who had refused to take part in the new army integration process.MONUC said it was sending in a humanitarian team to assess the needs of thousands of people who were displaced by the fighting. read more

Thanksgiving week very good to NBC in television ratings

Thanksgiving week very good to NBC in television ratings by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Dec 2, 2015 12:53 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Thanksgiving week left NBC with, well, a lot to be thankful for.Behind two sizzling football games, the network won the Nielsen company’s weekly prime-time crown for the first time this television season. NBC frequently won during the summer, but the last time it won during the traditional TV season came on Super Bowl week last winter, Nielsen said.The Thanksgiving night game between Chicago and Green Bay drew 27.8 million viewers, the biggest audience for a night game on the holiday in the decade NBC has been showing them.With Denver toppling previously unbeaten New England on Sunday night, the game was seen by more than 25 million people, Nielsen said.Nielsen does not immediately have an estimate of how many people watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC Thanksgiving. But based on the overnight estimate in big cities, NBC said the parade was likely seen by more people than any prime-time entertainment show this season.NBC averaged 10.9 million viewers in prime time. CBS was second with 9.1 million, ABC had 6 million, Fox had 3.8 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.31 million and ION Television had 1.26 million.ESPN was the most popular cable network, averaging 3.3 million viewers in prime time. Hallmark had 2.53 million, AMC had 2 million, the Disney Channel had 1.72 million and USA had 1.61 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 9.9 million viewers. ABC’s “World News Tonight” had 9.7 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 8 million.For the week of Nov. 23-29, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, NBC, 27.75 million; NFL Football: New England at Denver, NBC, 25.19 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 17.86 million; “Thanksgiving Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 17.38 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 16.19 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.33 million; NFL Football: Buffalo at New England, ESPN, 14.26 million; “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.98 million; “Dancing With the Stars” (Tuesday), ABC, 13.49 million; “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.29 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online: read more

Daily fantasy sports takes hit in NY with ruling but DraftKings FanDuel

Daily fantasy sports takes hit in NY with ruling, but DraftKings, FanDuel get temporary stay by Jake Pearson And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2015 9:33 am MDT Last Updated Dec 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel took a hit Friday in their fight to stay in business in New York, but a scramble to an appeals court kept DraftKings in play at least through the end of the NFL regular season.FanDuel, meanwhile, had already suspended play from New York amid the sites’ clash with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over whether daily fantasy sports amounts to illegal gambling.Friday morning, Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez temporarily barred both sites from taking play from one of their biggest customer bases, until “a final determination” of the court dispute.But DraftKings and FanDuel quickly appealed. By Friday afternoon, a Supreme Court Appellate Division judge said the companies could continue operating into January, until a full panel of judges decides whether the companies can keep going while the appeals process unfolds. That could take well into January.Both sites said they would ultimately prevail in their dispute, which is reflecting debate nationwide about whether playing fantasy sports is betting.“We look forward to a full and fair hearing and are confident we will demonstrate clearly to the court why we should be able to continue to offer our DFS (daily fantasy sports) games in New York permanently,” DraftKings lawyer David Boies said in a statement. FanDuel said it would “work to bring our product back to sports fans around the state through our appeal and working with the legislature to enact sensible regulations for fantasy sports.”Schneiderman spokesman Damien LaVera, meanwhile, said the attorney general was eager to show appeals judges why they should uphold Mendez’ ruling.Mendez didn’t make a final declaration on whether the sites are illegal gambling operations. But “the protection of the general public outweighs any potential loss of business” while the case plays out, he wrote.“The payment of an ‘entry fee’ as high as $10,600 on one or more contests daily could certainly be deemed risking ‘something of value “‘— part of the legal definition of gambling in New York, he wrote.Both DraftKings and FanDuel have said they have hundreds of thousands of customers in New York, and Schneiderman’s office has estimated the two companies account for 90 to 95 per cent of the daily fantasy sports market.The case only directly mentions them, and it’s not immediately clear how the ruling might affect other companies in the industry. Schneiderman’s office declined to comment on that question but also has subpoenaed information from Yahoo, which also offers daily fantasy sports in New York. Yahoo has said it believes it’s offering a “lawful product.”Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel argue their contests are highly competitive games of skill, not gamblingThe attorney general has said that while the games can involve some skill, that doesn’t make them legal, since the outcome ultimately depends on events out of customer control, such as athletes’ injuries, weather or even blown calls.Most states have no laws that specifically address fantasy sports but do have gambling laws that might dictate whether they’re legal.In Washington, the gambling commission specifically concluded that fantasy sports wagering is illegal. Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed specific regulations to protect consumers, while regulators in Nevada have restricted daily fantasy sports to existing casinos.In New York, State Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee Chairman J. Gary Pretlow predicted this week that the state will ultimately legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, regardless how the court fight turns out. The state already has legalized some forms of gambling, including lotteries, betting on horse racing, video slot machines at racetracks and a number of forthcoming casinos.Pretlow said Friday that lawmakers must await further court rulings before determining whether the Legislature could legalize daily fantasy sports by changing the penal code, or whether it would require a state constitutional amendment.___Associated Press reporters Colleen Long in New York and Michael Virtanen in Albany, New York, contributed to this report. FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Devlin D’Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company’s offices in Boston. DraftKings and competitor FanDuel can’t do business in New York for now, a judge said Friday, cutting off one of their biggest customer bases at least temporarily as the state attorney general and the sites face off over whether their business amounts to illegal gambling.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) read more

Court approves BCE friendly takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2016 11:02 am MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WINNIPEG – The proposed takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services by one of its rivals has taken another step forward.The $3.9-billion friendly offer from BCE Inc. has received approval from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench.Manitoba Telecom shareholders previously voted in favour of the deal, which would combine the province’s largest telecom company with the group that owns Bell Canada.The transaction remains subject to approvals from the federal minister for innovation and economic development, the CRTC and the Competition Bureau.Some have raised concerns raised that consumers could face higher prices if Manitoba Telecom (TSX:MBT) is eliminated as an independent competitor to Bell and the other national mobile communications companies that operate in the province.But advocates of the deal counter that Manitoba consumers and businesses could benefit from improved service if MTS is part of the BCE-Bell group (TSX:BCE), which includes not only telecom services but one of Canada’s largest media businesses.BCE has committed to invest $1 billion over five years for Manitoba’s telecom infrastructure. It has also agreed in principle to sell about one-third of Manitoba Telecom’s monthly contract wireless customers and one-third of the MTS stores in Manitoba to Vancouver-based Telus Corp. (TSX:T).It’s offering to pay a combination of cash and stock, worth $40 per share, for each share of Manitoba Telecom. It would also assume about $800 million of debt and add about 2,700 employees of MTS to its Bell Canada business. Court approves BCE friendly takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services read more

HC Vardar wants Rutenka Karabatic Sterbik and Lazarov

Arpad SterbikKiril LazarovNikola Karabaticsergey samsonenkoSiarhei Rutenka ← Previous Story EHF EURO2014: Precise and friendly Danish organisation Next Story → Clubs queuing up for Niklas Landin As Macedonian newspaper “Makedonski Sport” writes, HC Vardar wants to make a dream team for next summer by signing the Barcelona-quartet – Siarhei Rutenka, Nikola Karabatic, Arpad Sterbik and Kiril Lazarov. On first thought it might seem hard to believe, but knowing the new owner’s Sergey Samsonenko willingness to create a world brand as with the women’s squad, these rumours should definitely not be taken lightly. HC Vardar has already bought some great players this season, and the owners’ plan for next season is to create a team which could challenge for the EHF Champions League title.source: makedonski sport read more

Road accident blocks two lanes of M50 northbound

first_imgA ROAD TRAFFIC accident involving a number of vehicles is blocking two lanes of the M50 northbound this afternoon.The gardaí confirmed that the traffic collision occurred between junction 12 and 13 exists on the motorway and two lanes are closed.Gardaí, ambulance and the Dublin fire service are at the scene.There are no reports of any injuries.More as we get it… Read: 28-year-old pedestrian seriously injured in Cork collision>Read: 23-year-old woman killed after tree falls on car in Mullingar>last_img read more

KindleBerry Pi using a Kindle as a Raspberry Pi display

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi as a computer is a very portable unit due to its size and weight, but it isn’t a portable computer due to a lack of display, battery, and peripherals. That hasn’t stopped a few people coming up with portable solutions, like the workstation created on a laser cut, transparent base.Today I’ve learned of another, rather unusual way to hook your Raspberry Pi Best Price at Amazon up to a portable display: use a Kindle. It may sound a little crazy, after all, the Kindle uses an E Ink display that is setup with a very slow screen refresh, but that hasn’t stopped modder damaru from experimenting and getting it to work.The reason this mod can work is because it is possible to jailbreak the Kindle and tweak its functionality. Once jailbroken you can install a terminal emulator and then UsbNetwork, which allows communication with devices connected to the Kindle via USB.Hooking up the Raspberry Pi to the Kindle using a USB cable, and then connecting the keyboard to your Pi, allows you to interface with the Pi while viewing the output on the Kindle display. The magic piece of software that allows this to happen is the terminal multiplexer gnu screen.There’s a number of steps you need to carry out if you want to make this a more permanent setup, all of which are covered on damaru’s blog ponnuki. I should also point out there is a chance you could brick your Kindle attempting this. The so-called KindleBerry Pi is definitely not a project for beginners.Although no video of the KindleBerry Pi has appeared yet, damaru says it works quite well and the slow screen refresh doesn’t cause much of a problem. However, he does admit you won’t be that productive and that there are a number of improvements that could be made to the setup if someone cares to start experimenting and take the project further.Read more at ponnukilast_img read more

Ana Kriegel was cyberbullied and assaulted in the months leading up to

first_img Updated Apr 30th 2019, 5:08 PM THE MOTHER OF Ana Kriegel has described how her daughter was roundly bullied at school, subjected to an assault by boys and received an online death threat in the months leading up to the 14-year-old’s death. Giving evidence at the Circuit Criminal Court, Geraldine Kriegel described how Ana was routinely made fun of because she was adopted and had a number of problems with hearing and with her eyesight. Two boys have pleaded not guilty to Ana’s murder. Boy A has also been charged with aggravated sexual assault – a charge he also denies.The jury heard how Ana’s family had searched for her in the hours after her disappearance before going to the local garda station. The mother said she had texted her a number of times asking for her to come home and to tell her where she was. She received no response. Geraldine Kriegel described how her daughter used to love singing and dancing and that she would be regularly listening to music in the family’s front room. But she added that Ana’s life in school began becoming more difficult as she prepared to leave primary school and enter secondary school. Ana had also self-harmed on one occasion and was receiving counselling at the time of her death.Geraldine said she hoped that the new school would allow Ana to make friends with people in the local community but a resource teacher in her primary school rang Ana’s mother to voice her concerns. “She said she was terrified for Ana and that she felt as though she was so vulnerable and innocent that many children might make a mockery out of her and tease her,” Geraldine said. The court also heard that Ana had been cyberbullied from a number of different people online. The abuse was sent via Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and other social media channels Ana had a presence on. Geraldine Kriegel said that Ana was being sent “sexually explicit” innuendo, something the mother said was “frightening” to read. After reading these messages, Ana had to give her parents all the passwords to her accounts.In one instance, she was sent a comment left by someone who said they would “have her executed”.On one occasion on Halloween 2017, Ana was supervising an event and was assaulted by young boys as she made her way home. Her mother described how Ana came home that day “hysterical, banging on the front door”. Geraldine said she was approached by four boys who were older than her and that  one of the boys said ‘and you’re going to have sex with me Ana’ and she said no and as she crossed the road he hit her on her backside.This incident, Geraldine Kriegel said, was reported to gardaí and dealt with by way of a caution.Discovery of her bodyEarlier, the court heard how Ana’s body was discovered in an abandoned farmhouse naked with a ligature around her neck.The trial of two boys, who are now both 14, began today in the Central Criminal Court in the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin. Neither can be named for legal reasons. Opening the case, prosecuting senior counsel Brendan Grehan said that he and his team will argue that Boy A and Boy B colluded together to bring Ana to a local park where she was sexually assaulted and murdered. Both boys were 13 years of age when the alleged offences occurred. Grehan explained that at around 1pm on Thursday May 17, gardaí who were looking for Ana were searching a derelict farmhouse for the missing teenager when they discovered her body.He said the body was naked except for socks at her feet and a tie around her neck which was made with a distinctive builders tape. He said she had obvious head injuries and that the scene was “bloody” and “blood-spattered”. Grehan described how her clothes were damaged which he suggested showed that they were forcibly removed.Prosecution said that a post-mortem revealed serious and extensive injuries to Ana’s head and neck. State Pathologist Marie Cassidy’s report would also find injuries suggesting attempted penetration of Ana’s vagina, Grehan added. Initial searchAna’s mother returned home on the day of her disappearance to find that she was not there, something Grehan said was “very unusual” for her. He said her mother also found it strange that she left in the company of Boy B – someone prosecution counsel said had never been to the house before. A short period of time elapsed before Ana’s mother began looking for her daughter herself. Grehan said that it is the prosecution’s case that Ana was already dead at this point. Having failed to find Ana, her family made other attempts to see if they could locate her before reporting the matter to gardaí at Lucan just after 9pm on Monday 14 May.The court heard how gardaí responded immediately and ascertained Boy B’s address. They went to his house that night and he told officers he called for Ana and they went to a local park and he hadn’t seen her since. He did not mention Boy A at this stage. Gardaí continued to make inquiries and the search intensified over the coming days.Gardaí again visited Boy B and at that stage he said he called for her on behalf of his friend Boy A and that he and Ana had met Boy A that day. Grehan said that Boy B said he knew Ana was interested in Boy A and that the suggested purpose of their meeting was that Boy A could tell Ana he was not interested in her. Gardaí then made contact with Boy A who gave a different account of what happened on the day, according to the prosecution. Both boys were asked to point out where they had met in the park and routes they had taken, and it was then discrepancies in their accounts began to emerge.CCTV Gardaí then sought CCTV footage from the local area. Grehan explained how you can see Ana’s last movements in the footage and how she could be seen walking to the park with Boy B. The walk from where Ana’s house is to where her body was found is around 3km – around a 30 minute walk by the estimation of the prosecution counsel. The court heard that a number of people gave accounts of seeing Boy A limping and with blood on his face and clothing.Boy A told a friend whose house he called to that night that he had been attacked by two men he had fought off. He made a statement to gardaí about the incident which included references to having seen Ana in the park. Grehan said that Boy A is connected to the scene by DNA found on Ana Kriegel’s neck and on semen found on her top. Prosecution added that various items from Boy A’s home also connected him to the scene. He said gardaí found a rucksack containing kneepads, shin guards, gloves and a homemade zombie mask. The case against Boy BBrendan Grehan said that it is the prosecution’s case that Boy B assisted the murder and knew what was going to happen. He said Boy B provided this assistance by luring Ana from her house to meet Boy A knowing she wanted to meet him. Prosecution said that Boy B knew that they were going on to meet Boy A in a “dirty, dark derelict house” and that he and Boy A made sure it was empty before entering.Grehan said Boy B handed Ana over to Boy A “knowing preparations must have been made and knowing what was going to happen”.Grehan said Boy B provided the builders’ tape which would form the ligature around Ana’s neck and that he remained in the building “voyeuristically watching her murder and sexual assault” and participated in the cover-up afterwards.The prosecution ended its opening statement to the jury and said that any suggestion Boy B did not know what was going to happen is “simply not credible”.The trial continues.Comments are closed for legal reasons. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 30th 2019, 2:04 PM By Garreth MacNamee Ana Kriegel was cyberbullied and assaulted in the months leading up to her death, court hears The trial officially opened today. 111,598 Views Short URL No Comments Share78 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 5:08 PMlast_img read more

Igniting imaginations at Melbourne Festival

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram For the third year in a row, Melbourne Festival will once more join forces with Multicultural Arts Victoria to present Igniting Imaginations, a project that builds dynamic new bonds with Melbourne’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, and brings exceptional artistic talent from Australia’s emerging, indigenous and refugee communities to the stage.For 2014, Igniting Imagination will embrace a vibrant new program of performances, creative workshops, industry engagements, and public programs.With Achilles Yiangoulli representing the Greek Australian community, this year’s Festival Ambassadors are leaders in their artistic practice and Melbourne’s diverse communities.Achilles Yiangoulli is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, currently performing with ensemble Rebetika. He was founding member of ARIA-award-wining group The Habibis with whom he played at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He has produced numerous orchestral and choral works for artists including Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stelios Tsiolas and Irine Vela. Melbourne Festival will be hosted from 10 to 26 October. For more information about the project and events, visit or read more

Humidity begins to move out of San Diego County

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — After a bout of cooler but more humid temperatures, San Diego County will begin to see warmer and drier weather Wednesday. A trough of low pressure off the California coast will begin to bring drier conditions to San Diego. Monsoonal moisture that brought humidity and rain to the mountains and deserts, will begin to move out of the area. There is still a chance that the mountains and deserts will see rainfall Wednesday afternoon. A thick marine layer will keep the coast cooler even as temperatures begin rising across the county through the end of the week. By Friday, temperatures will be back to normal for this time of year to slightly above average. High temperatures Wednesday will be 73 to 78 degrees at the beaches, 80 inland, 82 to 87 in the western valleys, 86 to 91 near the foothills, 85 to 92 in the mountains and 106 in the deserts. July 26, 2017 Humidity begins to move out of San Diego County Posted: July 26, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Residents push back against affordable housing plans at Famosa Canyon

first_img KUSI Newsroom, August 27, 2019 Posted: August 27, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Famosa Canyon, a five-acre bowl in Point Loma is where the Housing Authority plans to build affordable housing.They want to use the space to build 78 low-income apartments, but residents are not happy.The area is beneath power lines from a nearby SDG&E substation and is environmentally sensitive, draining into the Famosa Slough preserve. Residents push back against affordable housing plans at Famosa Canyon KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Breakspear Park offers massages for National Relaxation Day

first_imgBusiness park Breakspear Park gave the 800 employees working for various organisations from its Hemel Hempstead operating site the opportunity to book in for a free massage on National Relaxation Day, Thursday 15 August 2019.All staff based at Breakspear Park could book a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, performed on-site by a local beauty therapist.The initiative forms part of Breakspear Park’s ‘Park Life’ campaign, which aims to help the individuals based at this operating site achieve a better work-life balance, while adding value to the workplace environment and experience.Events that have taken place as part of the Park Life programme include health screenings, silent cinema screenings and pop-up shops. The scheme has also enabled staff to attend guest speaker presentations and participate in giveaways.The massages were communicated to people based at Breakspear Park via a weekly all-employee email, digital advertising on TV screens and on social media.Employers based at Breakspear Park include Regus, Britvic, BAM Construction and RealD.Dina Mistry, marketing manager at Breakspear Park, said: “We are committed to help improve the health and wellbeing of everyone who works here.“It is paramount that businesses look after their workforces to ensure happy and engaged employees. We look forward to hosting further events for staff to benefit from.”last_img read more

Case filed for piercing youths legs with drill machine

first_imgMap of Chttagram. File PhotoA case was filed on Saturday against eight people on allegation of their involvement in piercing both the legs of a young man with a drill machine for not paying extortion in Chattogram city, reports UNB.Victim Amzad’s father Nurul Azim filed the case with Chandgaon police station in the morning, said Abul Bashar Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of the police station.The accused are Didar, Jalal, Millat, Nishan, Sujon, Habib, Rashed and Bappi.Nurul Azim said a group of miscreants, including Jalal, Millat and Didar, demanded extortion to his son but he could not pay the toll as demanded by them.The miscreants swooped on Amzad at Shamserpara of the city on Thursday and dug holes on his both legs using a drill.Later, Amzad was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for treatment.last_img read more

India to be partner country at Ambiente 2019

first_imgThe focal point of the worldwide consumer goods market is set on India as the nation gets ready to hold the title of partner country at Ambiente 2019 – the world’s biggest and most important international trade platform for interior decor, dining, cooking, jewellery, and more. Ambiente 2019 will take place from 8 – 12 February 2019.India remains one of the very few countries in the world that still creates textiles and crafts coming from the genius of its master weavers and artisans. With an aim to draw attention to Indian artisans and promote handicraft exports, Ministry of Textiles together with Messe Frankfurt India unveiled the India Design Concepts on the lines of ‘Future is handmade’ in New Delhi as part of the Partner Country highlight at Ambiente. This exclusive project will make way for Indian designers and artisans to showcase the best of heritage art and crafts infused with modern design thinking and position India on the world map of design and decor. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMesse Frankfurt, which is the oldest and perhaps the biggest trade fair organiser in the world, has nominated India as the partner country for Ambiente 2019. As a highly respected trade fair which has over 50000 trade visitors and participants from over 50 countries (India itself has close to 450 exhibitors), the platform presents an opportunity to showcase the possibilities in this sector. India’s young talents, Jaipur-based Designer Ayush Kasliwal, and Bengaluru-based Sandeep Sangaru have been nominated to design the India pavilion and the café respectively. Additional spaces have been awarded to the government to present the scope and various perspectives. The themes and design concepts will be curated by Sunil Sethi, President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA design arena on the theme of ‘Timeless and Handmade’ will be curated by Jaipur-based designer Ayush Kasliwal and designed with gentle Indian shades, beautifully lit in the format of a design gallery. Bengaluru-based Sandeep Sangaru will be designing the Café concept based on the theme of “Starry Nights’ illustrating the usage of bamboo in his designs. The other arena which has been accorded to the government to present the Indian design perspectives will be based on the themes of ‘Crafts Forward, Crafts and Perspectives, and Crafts and Industry. India has always had a crafted life, from the beautiful to the mundane, from the celebration to the everyday. As a top participant at Ambiente, every year, over 400 Indian manufacturers present Indian workmanship at the global fair. With India being the Partner Country for 2019 edition, the worldwide consumer goods sector has its eyes set on the future potential of the USD 3573 million export market and the heritage art and crafts that will be put together through the concept of “Future Is Handmade”.last_img read more

Rebel Women Without a Cause – Photos of Female Motorcyclists in the

first_imgMotorcycles have long represented freedom and have been part of popular culture ever since they became available to the wider public in the first half of the 20th century. Subcultures evolved around them, forming their own styles, markings and tribal-like codes of behavior. Movies that garnered cult status like The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando or James Dean’s Rebel Without a Cause propelled this popularity to reach new heights.  In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, leather jackets, greased hair and Harley Davidson’s two-wheeled beasts became all the rage across the United States of America.However, while motorcycles are most often related to the masculine rebellious image, leaving women out of the picture, in 1949, one LIFE Magazine photographer dared to prove otherwise.Loomis Dean, a notable professional photographer, captured a series of images in 1949, depicting women riding bikes, just as confidently as their male counterparts would.Not only did the women ride motorcycles, which was enough to shake the social norms of the time, but they were also wearing pants, which was also an uncommon sight in the 1940s.Titled simply “Bike Girls”, Loomis managed to produce many photos of them in action and publish them in a respected magazine with a nationwide audience.But these unknown girls weren’t the only ones rocking their motorcycles at the time. The first-ever all female motorcycle club ― the Motor Maids ― was actually formed some nine years earlier, in 1940, challenging stereotypes.Whether these gals were members of the club is hard to conclude, however, if they were, they certainly aren’t wearing the Motor Maid standard uniform, which included a cap, white gloves and a combination of blue and silver attire.A group of women dubbed the ‘Motor Maids of America’ sit astride their motorcycles outside the shop they use as their headquarters. (Photo by Douglas Grundy/Three Lions/Getty Images)A group of women dubbed the ‘Motor Maids of America’ sit astride their motorcycles. (Photo by Douglas Grundy/Three Lions/Getty Images)On a bike 1941Two Chinese women riding a motorcycle with sidecar Photo by simpleinsomnia CC BY 2.0Women riding motorcycles in 1941Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, first women to ride across the USA by motorcycle.Photo by FORTEPAN / Fábián Sámuel CC BY SA 3.0Sally HaltermanNevertheless, at the time all of the female enthusiasts strived for one thing ― the breaking of stereotypes about women bikers, as well as normalization of the image of women enjoying motorcycles.Read another story from us: Queens of the Road – Vintage Women on BicyclesMind you, this image has still remained hindered when faced against the dominant view of motorcycles being a “guy’s thing”, with all-female motorcycle clubs still being a struggling minority.last_img read more