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Mehbooba Mufti, other detainees being shifted to warmer locations

first_imgThe beginning of Kashmir’s harsh winter has forced authorities to shift around 35 political detainees, including former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, to “warmer locations” in Srinagar.Senior officials told The Hindu that Ms. Mufti will be shifted to government accommodation, house number 6, located at Transport Lane on the Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar from the hut-turned sub-jail at Chashma Shahi.The hut was located on the slope of Zabarwan hills and the place would get colder than the lower areas in winter. “The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, had received a formal request from Ms. Mufti and her family about the discomfort being faced by her due to power cuts and growing cold waves in the wake of the recent snowfall,” the officials said.Also Read  Ms. Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti too had approached the administration formally and cited a medical report to “have her unwell mother shifted to a location with better heating facility.”Heavy snowfall on November 7 has set off a cold wave in Kashmir and even struck a major blow to electricity supply, affecting the detention centres too.Sources said the sub-jail of Hari Niwas Palace, also located at the foothills of Zabarwan, where former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah is detained, also faced major power cuts between November 7 and 10. Sources said a visibly angry Mr. Abdullah offered to pay for the fuel to run the generator sets to the security personnel guarding the sub-jail, “which was turned down.”The authorities are also considering to shift 34 political detainees, including former minister and PDP leader Naeem Akhtar, People’s Conference chief and former minister Sajjad Lone, J&K Peoples Movement chief and IAS topper Shah Faesal and Srinagar Municipal Corporation deputy major Sheikh Imran. They are held at the Centaur Hotel located on the premises of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), housed on the banks of the Dal Lake.“We have decided to shift them to a multi-storey building of MLAs Hostel on M.A. Road,” said an official. The Centaur Hotel which may have a better heating system, has billed the government over ₹2.6 crore as rent to keep the prisoners since August 5.“When snowfall occurred last week, I had to get hot water bottles from home for my father. The generator was not made available round the clock for heating the rooms. The government need to understand they are political prisoners and not criminals”, said the son of a senior NC leader.The MLAs Hostel, at the peak of the militancy, was made a secure zone to house mainstream political leaders and high profile personalities, most of whom faced threats from the militants.According to official data, around 279 political leaders and workers were detained in the clampdown against the regional parties following the August 5 decision to revoke J&K’s special status. In the past three months many leaders have been released and the numbers in detention now stand around 227, including three former chief ministers and over a dozen ex-ministers. Mehbooba Mufti shifted to government house in Srinagarlast_img read more

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Mitchell Starc needs to be managed well on return, says Justin Langer

first_imgAustralia coach Justin Langer said fit-again seamer Mitchell Starc’s workload will be carefully managed during the tri-series against the West Indies and South Africa starting next week in the Caribbean.Left-arm seamer Starc has recently returned to action after being sidelined for six months following ankle surgery last year. (Fit-again Mitchell Starc gunning for West Indies, South Africa)And though he has been impressive in the nets and bowling at full tilt during training sessions, Langer said it would be important not to over-bowl him.He’s had such an impact on international cricket over the last few years, but we’ll have to manage him well as well – he hasn’t bowled for a long time,” said Langer on Friday, who is standing-in for regular head coach Darren Lehman.”Coming from no cricket, and that’s including no practice games, straight into international cricket, he’s got some challenges ahead, but it’s not just about this tour for him, it’s about the next very busy year.”Starc has been outstanding for Australia over the last year, picking up 22 wickets at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, to finish as the highest wicket-taker.Overall, the 26-year-old has taken 90 wickets from 46 One-Day Internationals and needs just ten wickets in the next games, to become the fastest to triple figures.He will lead an attack that includes fellow speedsters Nathan Coulter-Nile, Scott Boland and Josh Hazlewood but Langer does not envision him playing every single game of the June 3-26 tournament.”I think I’ll look to play him for three or four of hopefully the seven games – that’s the plan so far,” he explained.advertisement”But management is a dirty word in cricket, particularly with bowlers. But for guys like him and Josh Hazlewood, who haven’t played in a while, we have to be sure that not just for the short-term, but for the long-term, we get the benefits.”The tri-series will start with the first leg in Guyana and will move to St Kitts in the second leg before wrapping up in Barbados.last_img read more

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Arsenal need to stop conceding first, says defender Carl Jenkinson

first_imgFull back Carl Jenkinson has urged his Arsenal team mates to stop conceding the first goal in their games as more often than not it takes the match away from their grasp.Arsenal came from behind to draw level against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday and against Premier League rivals Manchester United last week.Jenkinson started in both games in the absence of Hector Bellerin, who will be out till mid-December with an ankle problem. (Also read: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez wants to replicate Lionel Messi role)”It is something we have got to be aware of because it has happened a couple of times lately,” Jenkinson said.”At Manchester United we especially didn’t start at our best and (against PSG) similarly.”Arsenal held United 1-1, thanks to a powerful header from substitute Olivier Giroud after Juan Mata had put the hosts ahead. On Wednesday, striker Edinson Cavani had put visitors PSG into the lead early in the 18th minute before Giroud converted from the spot right before half time to draw even.The game ended 2-2 following own goals from Marco Verratti and Alex Iwobi.”It makes a big difference, not just at this (Europe) level but in the Premier League as well. You look at the stats and whoever scores the first goal, they generally go on to win the game,” the 24-year-old said.”We have let that drop a bit lately and if we get the goal first, nine times out of 10 we win and we need to get back to doing that.”advertisementArsenal, who are fourth in the league with 25 points, three behind leaders Chelsea, host 10th-placed Bournemouth on Sunday in their next league game.last_img read more

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England spinners poor chefs and Stokes one with garnish, tweets Manjrekar. And then…

first_imgBen Stokes has hit back at Sanjay Manjrekar after the former India cricketer’s comments about the England all-rounder on Twitter.Manjrekar said Stokes got all the credit for England’s historic Test series sweep in Sri Lanka earlier this week but it was Moeen Ali, Jack Leach and Ben Foakes who had done all the hard work in the three matches.”So you have these hardworking chefs who have made a great dish. Someone comes and puts a little garnish on top and he gets all the credit. Moeen, Leach, Foakes are those poor chefs and Stokes the one with the garnish,” Manjrekar tweeted.So you have these hardworking chefs who have made a great dish. Someone comes and puts a little garnish on top and he gets all the credit. Moeen, Leach, Foakes are those poor chefs and Stokes the one with the garnish.Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 28, 2018Stokes then gave his point of view on the issue.”We don’t care about personal credit, and garnish is pointless on all food anyways, we care about winning, it’s a team sport and we won as a team #3-0 Cheers Sanjay,” Stokes replied.We don’t care about personal credit,and garnish is pointless on all food anyways,we care about winning,it’s a team sport and we won as a team #3-0 Cheers Sanjay https://t.co/4oVhPVm1d5Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2018Manjrekar later agreed with Stokes’s reply and said, “Exactly my point! Hopefully certain people in your media also start thinking like this”.advertisementExactly my point! Hopefully certain people in your media also start thinking like this. https://t.co/Q1rTyyBWQrSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 29, 2018England overcame a spirited late resistance from the hosts to seal a first 3-0 series sweep in Sri Lanka when the tourists wrapped up a 42-run victory shortly after tea on the fourth day of the third and final Test on Monday.Chasing an improbable 327-run target, Sri Lanka’s last six batsmen combined well to get to within less than 50 runs of what would have been a remarkable triumph after they resumed on 53 for four at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Only Australia in 2004 and India in 2017 have recorded 3-0 sweeps in Sri Lanka.Foakes was adjudged Player of the Series after he top-scored with 277 runs in the three matches at an average of over 69 which also included a century and a fifty while Stokes finished with 187 runs at 31.16.Leach and Moeen were tied in second spot behind Dilruwan Perera (22 wickets) with 18 wickets each while Stoke bagged five in the series at 20.40Stokes meanwhile, is facing a disciplinary hearing early next month along with teammate Alex Hales after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had charged the pair with bringing the game into disrepute following the September 2017 incident in Bristol.”I hope he (Stokes) is available for our next game. I think he’s learnt a lesson since that time. The way he’s conducted himself since he’s come back into the fold has been exemplary,” coach Trevor Bayliss told reporters.”The hearing coming up hasn’t affected him, I haven’t heard it mentioned once around the changing room.”The pair could face any of a range of penalties from a warning to the termination of their contracts.Stokes, who was cleared of affray in August, played an important role with bat and ball as England completed their first 3-0 test series sweep in Sri Lanka on Monday.”You can throw the ball to him, you can put him in any situation with the bat, you can put him where the ball is coming in the field. For me, he’s the first picked,” Bayliss added.”His averages may not be the greatest in each of his positions, but you add those three disciplines together, it adds up to one hell of a player.”England take on West Indies in three tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals from January to March.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Joe Root leads England cheer with guitar after 1st ever whitewash in AsiaAlso Read | England Cricket celebrates Test whitewash over Sri Lanka a little too earlyAlso Read | Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Day 4: As it happenedlast_img read more

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Qatar vs Argentina: Aguero & Lautaro start with Messi

first_imgArgentina look to secure their first win of the Copa America against Qatar after disappointing performances in their opening two fixtures. Lionel Scaloni’s side sit bottom of Group B, but a win on Sunday would mean they are guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals as one of the top-two third-placed teams. La Albiceleste suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the Colombians before only managing a draw against Paraguay. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Qatar, meanwhile, received a confidence boost after they nearly managed a point last time out, conceding in the 86th minute to lose 1-0 to Colombia. Game Qatar vs Argentina Date Sunday, June 23 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US),  the game can be  watched live  and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Premier Sports 1 and can be streamed via Premier Player HD. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports 1 Premier Player HD Squads & Team News Position Qatar squad Goalkeepers Al Sheeb, Hassan, Al-Bakri Defenders Hassan, Ismail, Ro-Ro, Ali Mukhtar, Al-Rawi, Salman, Al-Muhaza Midfielders Boudiaf, Khoukhi, Hatem, Ali Afif, Fatehi, Al-Hajri, Moein, Al-Ahrak Forwards Al-Haydos, Akram Afif, Ali, Alaaeldin Confirmed Qatar starting XI: Al Sheeb; Al Rawy, Khoukhi, Salman; Correia, Al Heidos, Al Hajri, Abdullah, Boudiaf, Afif; Abdulla. Position Argentina squad Goalkeepers Armani, Marchesin, Andrada Defenders Foyth, Tagliafico, Saravia, Pezzella, Funes Mori, Casco, Otamendi Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Acuna, Di Maria, Pizarro, De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso Forwards Aguero, Messi, Suarez, Dybala, Lautaro Martinez Confirmed Argentina starting XI:  Armani; Saravia, Foyth, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, De Paul; Messi, Aguero, Lautaro.Betting & Match Odds Argentina are priced at 2/9 with bet365  to notch their first win of the tournament. Qatar are 12/1 outsiders, while a draw is available at 5/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Scaloni Argentina Guatemala Amistoso 08092018It would have taken a bold soul to predict Qatar would be ahead of Argentina going into the last round of fixtures in Group B.But with both sides sitting level on one point, an inferior goal difference leaves the 2015 and 2016 Copa America runners-up at the foot of the table.The likes of Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Aguero are yet to score in open play, with Barcelona’s star forward having netted the Argentine’s only goal of the tournament so far from the spot.La Albiceleste received a major boost on Saturday, though, as Peru’s 5-0 defeat to Brazil meant Argentina will qualify if they win their final group match. Scaloni said ahead of the clash against Qatar: “The result of Brazil against Peru did not change us, because we should win and we are focused on that. Psychologically and emotionally we are well.”And the former West Ham defender is pleased with the fight he has seen in his squad.”I cannot criticise the players for their spirit, I do not think it’s a question of attitude or temperament,” Scaloni continued. “I think it’s a football issue.”Although some fans calling on Argentina to put in an attacking display against a seemingly less-talented Qatar side, Scaloni appeared cautious of naming an imbalanced line-up.”When you put more strikers in the side, you have problems and we have to compensate,” he said. “If we decide to play like that, we have to take care of ourselves in another sector.”We have to win and that’s what we’re going to do.”last_img read more

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Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar: Took 2.5 hours every day to make Salman Khan 70 years old

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 15:15 IST Ali Abbas Zafar on Salman Khan’s old look”Jitne safed baal mere sar aur daadhi mein hain, usse kahin zyada rangeen meri zindagi rahi hain!” said Salman Khan as he rocked the oldie look in the trailer of his upcoming film Bharat.Soon after his photo was unveiled on social media on April 15, fans couldn’t stop gushing about the superstar’s transformation. The actor, who is essaying the journey of a young boy till the age of 70, has gone through an extensive process of prosthetic make-up.In an interview to DNA, director Ali Abbas Zafar revealed that the make-up artists took two-and-a-half hours to make Salman Khan look old.”The prosthetics were designed by a UK-based company and executed with Indian make-up artists. SK (Salman) sir also tried over 20 different kinds of beards and mustaches for this look. It’s a very tedious process, but he would be patient. It would take him two-and-a-half hours to get ready,” said Ali.Talking about the superstar who is sporting five different looks in Bharat, the director said, “After the narration, he understood that not only did the script demand it, but this look is also very significant in keeping with his character graph. He was very supportive about the idea and the entire process.”advertisementSalman Khan earlier said that he has worked 10 times harder for Bharat than any other film.Citing the example of his 2016 film Sultan, in which he essayed the role of a wrestler, the actor said, “The amount of work that went into Bharat is 10 times more than what I put in any other film. Because you need to lose weight to look a certain way and then you need to put on that weight.””And all this always has to be done in a short span of time. Earlier, it was easier, but now, of course it’s tougher,” he added.Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, the release of Bharat will be clashing with the India vs South Africa World Cup cricket match, which is also scheduled for June 5.Watch the official trailer of Bharat:ALSO READ | Bharat first poster: Salman Khan rocks salt-and-pepper look in Ali Abbas Zafar’s filmALSO READ | Producer Atul Agnihotri on Salman Khan’s Bharat clashing with India’s World Cup: It will be fineALSO WATCH | Katrina Kaif talks about her experience being a superstarGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Salman KhanFollow BharatFollow Ali Abbas Zafar Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar: Took 2.5 hours every day to make Salman Khan 70 years oldDirector Ali Abbas Zafar also revealed that Salman Khan tried over 20 different kinds of mustaches and beards for his oldie look in Bharat.advertisementlast_img read more

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Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme

first_img porter une chemise à manches longues, un pantalon et des chaussettes de couleur pâle afin de mieux voir les tiques, s’il y a lieu, et des chaussures fermées; rentrer le bas du pantalon dans les chaussettes et rentrer la chemise dans le pantalon; vaporiser un insectifuge contenant du DEET ou de l’icaridine sur les vêtements et les parties exposées de la peau; vérifier les vêtements et les parties exposées de la peau après avoir travaillé ou joué dehors pour s’assurer qu’il n’y a pas de tiques, et enlever celles qui pourraient s’être attachées à la peau; lorsqu’il est possible de le faire, prendre un bain ou une douche dans les deux heures après être rentré. Il est alors plus facile de trouver les tiques et l’eau emportera celles qui ne sont pas bien attachées à la peau; tondre la pelouse régulièrement pour réduire le risque que les tiques s’établissent sur le terrain. Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme. On encourage tout le monde à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie. Les tiques à pattes noires se trouvent partout en Nouvelle-Écosse, alors il est important de le savoir et de prendre certaines précautions toutes simples. Il y a plusieurs façons de prévenir ou de réduire le contact avec les tiques dans les régions où l’herbe est haute, où il y a des buissons ou en forêt : L’examen des vêtements et de la peau contribue également à prévenir la maladie de Lyme. En enlevant les tiques aussi vite que possible, vous éliminerez ou réduirez le risque d’infection. Les tiques à pattes noires ne peuvent transmettre l’infection bactérienne qui si elles sont attachées à la peau pendant au moins 24 heures. Les tiques à pattes noires porteuses de l’infection bactérienne peuvent la transmettre par leur morsure. La maladie de Lyme se traite par des antibiotiques, et il faut les prendre le plus tôt possible. Le premier symptôme de la maladie de Lyme, et le plus courant, est l’apparition d’une éruption cutanée circulaire à l’endroit de la morsure, bien que l’éruption cutanée ne soit pas toujours de forme circulaire. D’autres symptômes sont la fièvre, la fatigue, les douleurs musculaires et les maux de tête. Toute personne qui a fréquenté des endroits où l’on trouve de l’herbe haute, des arbustes et des arbres et qui présente ces symptômes doit obtenir des soins médicaux sans tarder. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/lyme.asp (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

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Budget Update Projects Increased Surplus

first_img total forecasted surplus is $139.2 million with the net position, after a $110.3 million contribution to fiscal capacity, at $28.9 million three prior-year tax adjustments are projected to reduce revenue by $182.1 million (the largest is a $162.3 million reduction in personal income tax primarily due to tax planning by high-income individuals in 2015 in advance of the federal government’s new top tax bracket) a prior year adjustment in royalties related to the Sable Offshore Energy Project is forecast to add $150 million in revenue departmental expenses are projected to increase slightly by $9.3 million as increased spending in health care is offset by savings from cost-shared projects delays debt servicing costs are down $10.8 million, primarily due to lower interest rates and delays in completion of the Halifax Convention Centre The province’s net financial position is projected to improve as total revenue increases slightly and expenses stay relatively flat. Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Karen Casey presented an update to Budget 2017-18 today, Dec. 21. The projected net position is $28.9 million, up $7.6 million from the net position on budget day. “We are keeping a steady hand on the finances of the province under changing conditions,” said Ms. Casey. “We are following the plan laid out in Budget 2017-18 to invest in health care, education, young people, and in new ideas that will create a better economy and healthier and stronger communities.” Total revenue is projected to be up $42 million, or 0.4 per cent, to $10.6 billion while expenses are projected to be up $16.5 million, or 0.2 per cent, to $10.5 billion. Other highlights of the forecast update include: The forecast includes additional appropriations of $86.4 million, primarily for increased demands for health care and $25.6 million to pay out a long service award. The long service payout is for teachers, civil servants and other groups, who have an agreement in place. For more information, go to www.novascotia.ca/finance .last_img read more

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Gad El Maleh Pays Tribute to His Country on Green March…

Rabat – Moroccan comedian Gad El Maleh has once again shown how close Morocco is to his heart no matter how many years has spent living in France and other countries.The Casablanca native, who left Morocco when he was 15 years old, painted his profile picture with the Moroccan flag to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Green March.The Moroccan Jew, who is a celebrated public figure in France, changed his profile on Saturday, the day after the Green March anniversary. As soon as his picture was posted on his Facebook page, it was shared by over 3,700 people and it garnered over 121,000 likes and several thousand comments.Most comments thanked the Moroccan French comedian for not forgetting his native country and for showing support for its territorial integrity.Although he left Morocco at an early age, El Maleh always seizes every opportunity to show how proud he is of being Moroccan. He has made a habit of mixing French and Moroccan Arabic in his one-man stand-up comedy shows.The Moroccan people celebrated on Friday the 40th anniversary of the Green March, a peaceful march of 350,000 people to support Morocco regaining its lost sovereignty over the Sahara, dubbed in the West and by media the “Western Sahara.” read more

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India’s Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

NEW DELHI — Dissatisfaction with India’s lagging economy didn’t deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory.Now, they’ll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform the economy and improve the lives of India’s 1.3 billion people.Modi made big promises during the campaign for the weeks-long vote, viewed by many as a referendum on his first five-year term, which began in 2014. His election manifesto included a pledge to double farmers’ incomes and provide lavish aid to rural areas. He also vowed to make India the world’s third-largest economy by 2030 and to spend more than $1.4 trillion — quadruple the country’s annual budget — on improved infrastructure.Such promises rang hollow for many unhappy with the country’s 6.1% unemployment rate, the highest in decades; slow progress on modernizing railways and other infrastructure; streamlining India’s byzantine bureaucracy and other initiatives that helped him win office in the first place.But voters gave him the benefit of the doubt, and the economy may well get at least a short-term boost from the incumbent alliance’s strong showing in the election. The benchmark Sensex index surged briefly to a record high, over 40,000.That infusion of confidence could help drive increases in foreign and domestic investment, Priyanka Kishore of Oxford Economics said in a post-election analysis.However, she said, “From a longer-term perspective, the focus is likely to shift back to Modi’s economic and reform agenda, once the euphoria gives way to more pragmatic assessments of India’s economic situation.”While campaigning, Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party countered opposition criticism over suicides among farmers hit hard by low crop prices by focusing on wooing members of the Hindu majority with a nationalist pitch and playing up his strong stance toward India’s nuclear-armed archrival, neighbouring Pakistan.That strategy appears to have succeeded.“My sense is that the BJP was effective in keeping macro issues about the economy, such as unemployment or growth rates, outside the narrative of this election campaign. It was partly able to do so by leaning on emotive issues such as national security and Hindu nationalism,” said Nikhil Menon, an assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.In the meantime, Modi’s party could point to highly visible initiatives such as his Clean India program, a massive effort to build toilets in towns and villages to help stop open-air defecation.Ajay Batt, a businessman in Delhi, said he was convinced.“This slow-down can be a temporary thing, but people think about the country’s security. Country is first. I am sure he (Modi) will improve the economy in the next five years,” said Batt, who said he voted for Modi.Now that the curtain has fallen on the election theatrics, Modi faces the hard work of revving up an economy at a time when wary consumers are spending less on everything, from toothbrushes to automobiles.The Department of Economic Affairs reported that the economy slowed in 2018-2019, from 8% in mid-2018 to under 7% in the most recent quarter, hobbled by that slowing consumer demand, weak growth in investment and drooping exports.Modi’s decision to pull 86% of cash out of circulation in a demonetization he said was aimed at rooting out corruption had a severe, though short-term adverse impact on the economy, as hundreds of millions of people suddenly discovered they had no funds for even the simplest transactions.Hiccups in the implementation of India’s new Goods and Services Tax, or GST, haven’t helped, said Devashish Mitra, an economics professor at Syracuse University.While the tough talk on security did help shore up support for Modi’s party, the incumbent’s advantage also stemmed from public skepticism toward the opposition Congress Party, given its mediocre record on reforms and legacy of corruption and incompetence, he said.The “Modi government should get a lot of credit for its Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code as well as the cleansing of the banking system, an important component being getting rid of non-performing assets,” Mitra said. But he noted that job creation was slow compared with the growth in the workforce, labour reforms have made halting progress and difficulties in acquiring land have hindered growth in manufacturing and construction of infrastructure.Looking ahead, breakthroughs on Modi’s original, ambitious reform agenda are unlikely, says Kishore of Oxford Economics. Instead, his government will likely focus on measures that could help energize the economy and satisfy campaign promises, such as crop price subsidies and income and credit support for farmers and small businesses.___AP Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach in Bangkok contributed.The Associated Press read more

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UN official calls for mechanism to address problems facing Africas Sahel region

“To be able to deal with the challenges in the Sahel region and to have a comprehensive, long- lasting impact, we need to put in place a mechanism that would bring together all the affected countries and major outside actors in a coordinated manner to discuss the issues and devise solutions,” B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council.Briefing the Council on the findings of the United Nations-led mission that visited Mali, Niger, Chad and Mauritania last month to look into the impact of last year’s crisis in Libya on the Sahel region, Mr. Pascoe said that it was clear that most of the challenges pre-date the Libyan conflict.“On the question of the returnees from Libya, the topmost priority for the countries visited was to feed and reintegrate the vulnerable returnees and to help the affected communities cope with the loss of remittances,” he said.“Compounding these immediate problems are underlying structural challenges and a looming food crisis in the area. There were strong appeals for the United Nations, working in tandem with the African Union and others, as well as with the new authorities in Libya, to find a mutually satisfactory framework for rebuilding relationships between the Sahel region and the countries of transit and destination,” Mr. Pascoe told the Council.Recent developments in the region reinforce the concerns consistently made to the mission by its interlocutors in the countries visited.The security situation in Mali has significantly worsened following heavy fighting on 17 and 18 January between Government forces and ethnic Tuareg militias in the north, an area close to the borders with Niger and Algeria.Mr. Pascoe told the Council that Tuareg fighters, who are members of the self-proclaimed ‘Azawad National Liberation Movement,’ have asserted that they are seeking to drive the Government out of several towns where Tuareg communities are dominant.In neighbouring Niger, President Mahamadou Issoufou, voiced concern on Sunday over the danger of similar violence occurring in his country, and affirmed his Government’s determination to avert the spread of Tuareg attacks.“The security equilibrium in the northern regions of Niger and Mali is especially volatile due to the enhanced presence and heightened activity there of the Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb group and other criminal networks who use these vast, poorly guarded and largely desert territories as safe havens and training ground for their illicit operations,” said Mr. Pascoe.He said that despite the structural challenges that international and regional efforts to address the Sahel problems would face, the readiness of all the countries inside and outside the region, as well as regional organisations and the UN system, to work together to develop a more comprehensive and coherent approach is encouraging.“It is critical that the international community responds to the strong and consistent calls by the concerned countries to support ongoing initiatives.“Some of the problems are directly related to the fall of the [Muammar] al-Qadhafi regime in Libya, but the mission’s interlocutors emphasized that most of the problems are long-standing ones, and current drought conditions make it obvious that the overall situation could deteriorate quickly,” said Mr. Pascoe.He told the Council that a ministerial-level meeting is planned to review the situation in Sahel during the Africa Union Summit next weekend and develop approaches to deal with the problems. The report of the UN-led mission, which was headed by Sam Ibok, the Deputy Director of the UN Department of Political Affairs’ Africa II Division, will be discussed at that meeting. 26 January 2012The United Nations political chief today called for the establishment of a mechanism to address the myriad challenges facing countries in West Africa’s Sahel region, which, he said, include a humanitarian crisis, lack of socio-economic development, insecurity and the threat of terrorism. read more

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Canadian dollar moves higher on weaker greenback stronger commodity prices

Canadian dollar moves higher, on weaker greenback, stronger commodity prices by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2012 5:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The loonie closed higher Friday as the U.S. dollar weakened and commodity prices were generally stronger.The Canadian dollar was up 0.27 of a cent to 100.75 cents US.Oil prices advanced after two consecutive days of declines.The May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 78 cents to US$103.05 a barrel.Meanwhile, bullion prices gained $1.40 to US$1,642.80 an ounce.Copper prices moved lower, however, down one-eighth a cent to US$3.688 a pound.Late in the day, the International Monetary Fund said it had raised more than US$430 billion in an effort to assure finance markets that it has sufficient firepower to handle any new problems among the heavily indebted countries of Europe.IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the total raised would nearly double the IMF’s available resources to make loans to countries in trouble.Lagarde said that some countries, including Russia, India, China and Brazil had made private pledges, but said she did not want to issue public commitments until they had conferred with officials in their home capitals. read more

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Syria Ban renews call for onsite access for chemical weapons probe team

“A credible and comprehensive inquiry requires full access to the sites where chemical weapons are alleged to have been used. I again urge the Syrian authorities to allow the investigation to proceed without delay and without any conditions,” Mr. Ban told reporters ahead of a meeting at UN Headquarters with Åke Sellström.Mr. Sellström, a Swedish scientist, was appointed a month ago to head the fact-finding mission, which was launched following a formal request from the Syrian Government. The initial focus of the probe will be an incident involving the alleged use of chemical weapons in Kfar Dael region in Khan Al-Asal area in Aleppo governorate.The fact-finding team has been on stand-by and is ready to deploy within 24 to 48 hours, with an advance team positioned in Cyprus. “This is a crucial moment in our efforts to get the team on the ground to carry out its important task,” said Mr. Ban. “I take seriously the recent intelligence report of the United States about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. On-site activities are essential if the United Nations is to be able to establish the facts and clear up all the doubts surrounding this issue.” He noted that even while waiting for Syrian consent to enter the country, Mr. Sellström and his colleagues have been doing what they can to gather and analyze available information. These activities include possible visits to relevant capitals.Today, 29 April, is also the annual Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Chemical Warfare. “As we address these allegations, I encourage all involved to uphold their responsibilities in enabling us to properly police these heinous weapons of massive destruction,” said the Secretary-General.In a separate message for the Day, Mr. Ban urged the international community to intensify efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons, along with all other weapons of mass destruction. “This year’s observance is especially timely, as the spectre of chemical weapons is once again casting its ominous shadow,” he said, adding that the allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria serve as a reminder of the continuing importance of the Chemical Weapons Convention. “The Convention is both practical and aspirational. It provides a framework for implementing chemical weapons disarmament and facilitating the peaceful uses of chemistry. It is also a highly symbolic instrument – representing a determined refusal of States Parties to allow the atrocities of the past to be repeated.” Noting that close to 80 per cent of declared chemical warfare agents had been verifiably destroyed, Mr. Ban said this continuing progress is a testament to the effectiveness of the Convention and the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).“But, as current events attest, we must stay vigilant. The threat of chemical weapons persists, and eight States remain outside the Convention. Until the Convention is universal and the last stockpiles have been destroyed, our debt to the victims of chemical warfare will remain unpaid.”Earlier this month, Mr. Ban appealed to the 188 States Parties to the Convention to do all in their power to bring on board the eight nations that still have not signed on – Angola, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Israel, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. read more

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Packers part with associate head coach Winston Moss

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have parted ways with Winston Moss, the associate head coach in charge of linebackers and a 13-year veteran of the staffInterim head coach Joe Philbin announced the move late Tuesday, two days after coach Mike McCarthy was fired. Moss was an 11-year NFL veteran linebacker. He has been an NFL assistant for 20 years in all and the associate head coach in Green Bay the past four years.“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years,” said Philbin. “We hope for the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”Philbin took over for the final four games after McCarthy was let go Sunday after a 20-17 loss at home to Arizona dropped the Packers to 4-7-1. Philbin, a veteran assistant and former Dolphins head coach, is considered a potential candidate for the permanent job.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

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Luis Valbuena Is Having A Very Weird Season With The Astros

152002Jim Thome5235.6 192003Barry Bonds4533.8 141994Matt Williams4336.1 41995Mark McGwire3944.8 91999Mark McGwire6544.8168 12001Barry Bonds7346.8%235 141999Barry Bonds3436.6148 71996Mark McGwire5239.4 81997Mark McGwire5839.2 RANKYEARPLAYERHRHR/H PERCENTAGE 92012Adam Dunn4137.3 132009Carlos Pena3936.5 This list consists of big boppers — and Luis Valbuena. You wouldn’t expect to see him on many lists that include Barry Bonds three times and Mark McGwire seven.Nineteen home runs is certainly a career high for Valbuena, and his .236 isolated power average (slugging percentage minus batting average — a measure of extra-base hits) beats his 2014 number by 50 points. But in the middle of those impressive power numbers, he appears to be struggling. His on-base percentage is .286. His walk and strikeout rates have gotten worse. Even with his high power numbers, his slugging percentage is only three points better than it was in 2014 thanks to his low average.Here is that above chart again, but this time it shows players’ corresponding wRC+. 22001Barry Bonds7346.8 122006David Ortiz5433.8157 112010Jose Bautista5436.5 111997Mark McGwire5839.2161 182001Sammy Sosa6433.9 172015Luis Valbuena1933.9 101999Barry Bonds3436.6 62002Jim Thome5235.6189 202006David Ortiz5433.8 122015Giancarlo Stanton2736.5 31998Mark McGwire7046.1 At the end of the 2014 season, the Houston Astros had improved from being a floating pile of garbage in the Pacific Ocean to a modest landfill in New Jersey. After losing more than 105 games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, a 70-92 finish in 2014 was both a welcome change for fans and a sign that GM Jeff Luhnow’s scorched-earth plan might actually be working.The Astros have taken an aggressive approach to rebuilding since Luhnow took over in 2011. Not interested in the traditional lumbering process of retooling, Luhnow ostensibly sold off any player he could in exchange for even the fringiest of prospects and salary relief. Payroll plummeted from almost $77 million in 2011 to just $26 million in 2013. The most the Astros paid a player in 2013 was $5 million to Wandy Rodriguez. The thing was, Rodriguez was pitching for Pittsburgh at the time (the Astros agreed to cover part of his salary when they traded him for a trio of of middling prospects in 2012.)This approach led to some horrendous teams, a small group of promising prospects, and a combination of high draft picks and a good deal of bonus slot money. The Astros told their fans to trust the process, that it had to get worse before it got better. This sounded all well and good on paper, but it was hard to imagine just how bad the Astros would actually get. Still, 2014 saw improvements in the major league club as well as a glimpse into the future as some of their better prospects started making a name for themselves.When it was time to prepare a roster for the 2015 season, the Astros made further moves to upgrade. Perhaps this was to appease the remaining fans of a recently disgusting baseball team, or to shut up national columnists who had taken umbrage at Houston’s radical approach. Perhaps it achieved a little of both. Either way, it was a surprise to see a team with a record of trading any player with a modicum of value pivot to signing and trading for actual major league talent. That’s how Houston got into the Luis Valbuena business. The previous tenant of third base, Matt Dominguez, had gone from being a glove-first prospect with some power to being a corner infielder with a 63 wRC+ (that stands for weighted runs created plus, a measure of a player’s total offensive value, with 100 being league average) and a -11.9 UZR/150. (UZR, or ultimate zone rating, is a measure of defensive ability. Anything below a -10 is an embarrassment.) Dominguez’s performance indicated that a change was needed at the hot corner.The Astros dipped into their deep pool of toolsy outfielders and sent Dexter Fowler — who had been traded to the Astros just one offseason before — to the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Dan Straily and third baseman Valbuena.Valbuena was coming off a serviceable 2014 season, logging a 116 wRC+, and though his defensive numbers weren’t on par with his 2013 season, he came in just a shade below average with the glove. It seemed like a logical move: put a competent player at third and let the young core of players grow around that. And by the numbers, Valbuena has performed more or less competently. He’s just doing so in a very strange way.If it seems odd to see a player hitting .2031Stats throughout this article are current as of Thursday afternoon. described as competent, trust me that it feels just as odd to write. But buried in that .203 average are 19 home runs, the most of any Astros player and tied for seventh-most in the American League. Although Valbuena hasn’t yet crossed into Sylvester Coddmeyer III territory, an unusually large chunk of his hits have left the yard.This table gives the 20 highest percentages of home runs per hit, since 1985, for players with at least 19 home runs. 151999Sammy Sosa6335.0143 192001Mark McGwire2951.8104 182012Adam Dunn4137.3115 81995Mark McGwire3944.8183 With the exception of McGwire’s weird 2001 season, Valbuena is the only hitter flirting with league average. Hitters with a high home run percentage should put up good offensive numbers. Even the Three True Outcome players like McGwire, Dunn, Bonds, Thome and Sammy Sosa (all of whom generated large numbers of walks, strikeouts and home runs) have produced at an above-average level thanks to their abilities to get on base and hit for power. Valbuena has a 9.3 percent walk rate this season. He’s a Two Outcome player right now. Yet he’s keeping his head above the league-average water thanks to his home run total and the relatively weak crop of AL third basemen (one wonders how many points his wRC+ would jump if Josh Donaldson were playing in the NL.)A big factor in Valbuena’s weak season is BABIP (batting average on balls in play, which shows how often a ball in play becomes a non-home-run hit). Valbuena’s BABIP stands at .196, which is crazy low. McGwire’s 1997 season was the only other of our group to log a BABIP below .200. This isn’t a function so much of luck as of Valbuena’s high fly-ball rate. More than 48 percent of Valbuena’s batted balls this year have been fly balls. Usually, if fly balls aren’t clearing the fence, they’re getting caught.Valbuena’s ratio of home runs to hits is so high in part because very few of his other batted balls are dropping for hits. If all of his home runs dropped for doubles instead, his BABIP would be higher, yet his batting average would be the same (and his wRC+ would be much lower). If he had 19 more doubles and 19 fewer home runs, his BABIP would be .267, yet his average would remain at .203. No qualified hitter has had an average less than or equal to .200 and a BABIP greater than .266 for a season. Melvin Upton Jr. came close in 2014, with a .208 average and .286 BABIP.Luis Valbuena is having a weird season thanks to his home run totals. If his home runs were doubles, he’d also be having a weird season — one that would likely cause Houston to scout for third-base talent at the deadline.Jed Lowrie, another 2015 pickup for Houston, is expected to come off the disabled list after the All-Star break. His normal shortstop position has been taken over by some kid named Carlos Correa, so he and Valbuena could platoon at third for the remainder of the season. This may very well kill The Weird Season of Luis Valbuena: The Astro Who Only Hit Homers. It would most likely be good for the Astros, but bad for those of us who love baseball oddities. So it goes. To (terribly) paraphrase Rick Blaine, we’ll always have the first half of 2015. 51996Mark McGwire5239.4190 161999Sammy Sosa6335.0 51999Mark McGwire6544.8 102010Jose Bautista5436.5165 172009Carlos Pena3936.5132 72001Sammy Sosa6433.9186 132015Giancarlo Stanton2736.5156 31998Mark McGwire7046.1205 22003Barry Bonds4533.8212 161994Matt Williams4336.1133 RANKYEARPLAYERHRHR/H PERCENTAGEWRC+ 42000Mark McGwire3244.4195 12001Mark McGwire2951.8% 202015Luis Valbuena1933.9101 62000Mark McGwire3244.4 read more

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Hero dog sniffs out litter of abandoned puppies during woodland walk

first_imgThis puppy was left for dead on a cold winter’s nightCredit:Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary This puppy was left for dead on a cold winter's night “Ideally potential owners should be home most of the time and possibly have some knowledge of active dogs such as collies/labs etc but in the meantime, how cute are they!”They have been named Tosca, Mabel, and Carlos and are being fostered while they await families to adopt them permanently.If people want to help out the animals at the sanctuary, Holly Hedge has an Amazon wishlist, so kind-hearted donors can choose which gift they want to give the puppies. The dog’s owner then dropped off the three puppies at the sanctuary.The animal sanctuary wrote on Facebook: “Luckily a dog out walking sniffed them out, and in a true ‘lassie style’ moment, alerted her owner to rescue them, thank goodness as we truly feel they wouldn’t have survived a cold winters night”.”There is no excuse for leaving puppies in this manner. They were not secure in the box and could have easily have been killed.”The puppies have all been taken to the vet and were in good health, except for needing a de-worming. The sanctuary continued: “Anyone interested should call in to the sanctuary and fill in an application form, due to the high demand for rescue pups we will select the most suitable homes to meet them. 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 heroic dog has sniffed out a litter of abandoned Border Collie puppies while on a walk in the woods.The puppies are now all happy and healthy, and are likely to find loving homes.Their lives were in jeopardy when they were dumped in a plastic recycling bin in Failand Woods in Bristol.Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary referred to the rescue as a “lassie style moment”, as the heroic dog who sniffed them out alerted her owner.last_img read more

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Is Samsung planning a 63inch Galaxy Note 3

first_imgHaving spent some time with the Galaxy Note Best Price at Amazon and Galaxy Note 2, I find it hard to believe that someone at Samsung lifted one of these massive phones and said, “we should go bigger”. According to rumors surrounding the future of Samsung’s plans for display tech moving forward, that could be exactly what is about to happen with the Galaxy Note 3.If you take a look at Samsung’s current mobile display lineup, as PCMag’s Sascha Segan did a little while ago, you’ll notice that Samsung doesn’t have anything in the 6-inch range. They have 5.8-inch device, and multiple 7-inchers, but nothing in between. While it could certainly be argued that there’s no reason for anything to exist in this range, much less something that makes phone calls, it seems to me that those same words were used in regards to the original Galaxy Note.Samsung leverages a unique software approach with the Galaxy Note line, specifically their multi-window system and S-Pen tools, to push a concept that is somewhere between phone and tablet. The move from 5.5-inch to 6.3-inch would probably be welcomed by users who take advantage of the tablet-like functions offered by the Note line.The large phone market is growing at a fairly steady rate, with the both HTC Droid DNA and the Oppo Find 5 coming to market with 5-inch screens. The Galaxy Note is still by far the most popular of the large phones, despite attempts from LG and ZTE to enter the market. The Galaxy Note 2 was made available on LTE and HSPA+ networks, just like the Galaxy S3 before it, and as a result has seen a significant adoption rate as well.A 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 3 with a 1080p screen, an even larger battery, and a quad-core Exynos or Snapdragon S4 Pro would be right on par with the rest of the market right now. All you would need is a Bluetooth headset to avoid making it look like you are using a paperback to make a phone call.Like many other upcoming Samsung products, there are no shortage of rumors surrounding the products. The Galaxy S4, for example, has been rumored to be preparing to an unveiling at two of the largest mobile tech shows as opposed to having its own launch event. The Galaxy Note 3 rumors sound like a possible evolution path for the Note line, but there may also be a good reason that Samsung hasn’t made a phone the same size as most e-readers yet.Korea Times via cnetlast_img read more

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The Flash Reveals Who HR Really Is

first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on target This week’s episode of The Flash focuses on the mystery behind the new Harrison Wells, or H.R. And the answer it gave us was actually pretty surprising. As we begin, Barry has followed through on his decision to move out of Joe’s house. That was fast. So fast he hasn’t really lined up a place to live yet. In the meantime, he’s staying with Cisco and starting to get on his nerves a little bit. Not nearly as much as the new Harrison, or H.R., as he likes to be called. There’s something about him that Cisco doesn’t trust. It could be that he’s just a little too friendly. At S.T.A.R. labs, he’s gotten coffee for everyone and is setting up team-building exercises like he’s trying too hard to instill trust. He’s also just plain weird. His overenthusiasm and awkward turns of phrase are making most of the team uncomfortable.Barry heads into work and is called into the captain’s office. Julian has rated Barry out for snooping in his case files, showing up late and disappearing throughout the day. Julian is dismayed that all Barry gets for his rule-breaking is a brief talking to. The Malfoy is so strong in this scene; you’d swear Tom Felton is seconds away from yelling “My father will hear of this!”Before he can dwell on that for too long, he’s called away by an emergency. A giant monster is attacking downtown Central City. The Flash saves a bus-full of people with the help of Iris, who was there covering the story. When he turns around to deal with the monster, it disappears. Back at S.T.A.R. labs, H.R. says his Earth has a special carbon fiber rope that could restrain something that big. He and Cisco work on recreating it in this world while Barry runs off to try and patch things up with Julian. During their work, H.R. gets on Cisco’s nerves, and he takes a break. Once alone, H.R. narrates into recorded diary, saying his plan is going perfectly. Nobody has any idea why he’s really there. What’s going on with this guy?Julian (Tom Felton) and Barry (Grant Gustin) start to get along. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Barry’s make-up with Julian isn’t going well. Julian, Barry learns, isn’t fond of any metahuman, especially The Flash. He doesn’t like that The Flash doesn’t obey the rules and he feels the police force has gotten lazy letting The Flash take care of all their problems. Just when Barry and Julian start to figure out how someone may be controlling the monster, it attacks. They return to the lab and Julian reveals he hates the metahumans because so many of them use their powers to hurt people. He says if he were “one of the chosen few,” he would help people.At S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry and Cisco catch on to the fact that H.R. isn’t exactly contributing scientifically the way they’d hoped. He repeats things they say in different words to make it seem like he’s helping. Determined to figure out what he’s up to, Cisco goes through H.R.’s bag and finds the voice recorder. H.R. walks in and tells Cisco to play it in full, understanding that they’ve been betrayed twice by a man with his face. The recorder turns out to be notes for a novel. He’s a novelist and a scientist.Well, not quite. Barry tries to defeat the monster by tripping it up with the carbon fiber rope a la Empire Strikes Back. The monster walks right through the rope, revealing it’s a hologram. Barry asks his team to find out where the signal is being projected from. It’s revealed that H.R. has no idea how. He’s not a scientist at all. Cisco takes over and gets Barry the location. He finds that Julian has already figured it out and is about to shoot the person controlling the monster, who turns out to be a young kid. Flash stops the bullet and brings the kids to Joe. It turns out the kid was picked on at school and wanted to make people fear him, to make them feel the same way he does in his daily life.H.R. offers to be the team’s muse. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, the team confronts H.R. who reveals that on his Earth, he’s more of an ideas guy. He doesn’t know anything about science; he just plants the idea in smart people’s heads, and they make it happen. It was his partner who actually solved Harrison-2’s riddle and sent H.R. to help the team and work on his novel.When Barry returns to the police department, Julian is freaked out over having almost shot a kid. He tells Barry why he moved to Central City to become a CSI in the first place. He was part of a very rich, very traditional family in England. (Could it be… the Malfoys?) It was expected that he would follow in their footsteps and he broke off from them and moved to America to do his own thing. He also realizes he was wrong about The Flash and reasons that he may have been wrong about Barry too. The two start acting more friendly towards each other, and Barry invites Julian out for a drink.Meanwhile, Caitlin leaves for a few days to visit her mother, a wildly successful doctor who’s been researching cryogenics. She wants to find some answers about her new ice powers. It turns out their relationship is even chillier than Caitlin is. She runs the same tests Caitlin already had and asks why she came out in the first place. She doesn’t consider that Caitlin is there because she’s scared.This is what happens when you try to kidnap Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Caitlin tries to leave, but her mother’s assistant won’t let her. He wants to study her and use the results to get ahead in his career. He tries to trap her in the lab, but she grabs him with an icy hand an nearly kills him before her mother calms her down and apologizes. Caitlin returns to Central City, where she receives a message from her mother. Some results came back saying that the more Caitlin uses her new powers, the harder they’ll be to reverse. Her mother warns her to stop using them. Caitlin grabs her desk, freezing it and the computer the message is playing on.The villain this week was kind of lame. The monster looked kind of cool, but there was no real danger, and the monster appearing always seemed like a hindrance to the plot, rather than moving it forward. That didn’t matter, though because the rest of the story was intriguing enough. The mystery behind H.R. was fun, and I’m glad it didn’t end with him being a villain again. The Barry and Julian relationship is developing at a nice pace, and it’s exciting watching Caitlin slowly become Killer Frost. The question is, will this Killer Frost be a villain or a hero? It’s definitely leaning towards villain, but I have a feeling it won’t be that simple. Perhaps Firestorm will take a break from Legends of Tomorrow to help her out.last_img read more

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Wilmington Boy Scouts To Hold Car Wash On June 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Boy Scout Troop 126 of Wilmington is holding a Car Wash this Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10am to 2pm, in the Fourth of July Building Parking Lot (142 Middlesex Avenue).A $5 donation is suggested for each car wash.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Boy Scouts To Hold Car Wash On May 19In “Community”Wilmington Boy Scouts To Hold Car Wash & Flower Sale On May 13In “Community”WILMINGTON GIVES: Boy Scouts To Hold Car Wash On May 7In “Community”last_img read more

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2020 Hyundai Venue is a tiny trendy SUV bound for NY

first_imgWe’ve been expecting a new small, affordable new crossover SUV out of Korea for a little while, and now, it has a name: the 2020 Hyundai Venue. The new entry-level model, which is slated to slot below the automaker’s already-inexpensive and small Kona range, will bow at the New York Auto Show on April 17.In an official announcement, Hyundai says the name Venue references a “place where people want to be seen, or in this case, inside the vehicle.” Hmm. The automaker even paired the press release with helpful photos of a couple of suitably attractive examples, including an overhead shot of Singapore’s Chinatown (above) and a rooftop concert scene.Enlarge ImageVenue will be Hyundai’s smallest, least expensive SUV. Hyundai The name “Venue” strikes as something of an odd break from the company’s successful run of SUV names associated with cities or places, including Santa Fe, Tucson, Kona and most recently, Palisade, which echoes California’s tony Pacific Palisades.To that end, Hyundai argues that “Venue embodies the characteristics of ‘the place to be,’ en route to the final destination, wherever that may be.” That feels like a bit of a marketingsplain stretch, but then again, the crossover craze has already given us similar-feeling names like Enclave (Buick) and indeed, Vue (Saturn). New York Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Regardless of what inspired its name, the 2020 Hyundai Venue is promised to be shown at the NYIAS accompanied by some sort of augmented reality production. Roadshow will have the latest from New York’s Javits Center — the venue set to play host to the Venue’s reveal — on April 17.Stay tuned. Post a comment See All 0 Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint reading • 2020 Hyundai Venue is a tiny, trendy SUV bound for NY May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Review • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Buick Hyundai More From Roadshow Tags New York Auto Show 2019 Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Preview • 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Croc eyes, family-friendly SUV heart 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better News • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, Widebody Chargers and more: Roadshow’s week in review SUVs Crossovers More about 2020 Hyundai Palisadelast_img read more

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