McInnes condemns racist remarks made at Sinclair

first_imgAberdeen manager Derek McInnes has condemned racial slur made at Scott Sinclair during the Scottish League Cup final.McInnes has slammed the Aberdeen fan who racially abused the Celtic player, but he insists it was a situation regarding an individual rather than a widespread problem for the Pittodrie club.Sinclair revealed his disappointments regarding the situation on social media after seeing a video of the racial slur aimed at him as he had a penalty saved during his club’s 1-0 win at Hampden.Aberdeen defender Shay Logan, who was himself a victim of racial slurs that saw Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev banned for seven games in 2014, also called the Sinclair incident an utter disgrace.“If using the skin colour of somebody is what you have to do to try to offend a fellow human being you are losing in life,” said Logan, according to the Scotsman.Derek McInnesDerek McInnes insists there isn’t a Premiership title race yet Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 12, 2019 Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes there is no title race despite his side being one of the favourites to lift the Ladbrokes Premiership trophy…“BLACK WHITE ASIAN we are all the same.”McInnes also shares the views of his players as Aberdeen the fan will be punished duly once identifiedHe said: “Any racial abuse, in this day and age, is shocking. It’s embarrassing for the individual. It’s not a club issue for me. It’s the individual.”“That type of comment was maybe normal practice in the Sixties and Seventies, and it was appalling then and shocking then, and even more so now. It’s shocking that Scott Sinclair and any other player is still subjected to that.”last_img read more

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TCI Police Records Office under investigation raid and arrest of three people

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Until Monday, the Police Records Office is closed and it has nothing to do with the general public and everything to do with some of the staff.   Alleged corrupt practices among three staffers of the records office has led to an investigation being opened and the Turks and Caicos Police Force explained by media release that, “the Police Records Office has been immediately closed to allow a comprehensive collection of evidence…”Some people will need those police character certificates before then though and for those individuals, you can express as much at Police Headquarters on Thursday and Friday – that’s today and tomorrow – between 9am and noon. As for the three staff members, they were arrested and their homes searched under the appropriate warrants, say Police.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIPoliceRecordsOfficeunderinvestigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Worlds fastest 1TB microSD card revealed at MWC will cost 450

first_img Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 See It Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) See It See It Now playing: Watch this: Walmart See it 2 28 Photos $309 News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Mobile World Congress 2019 Best Buy $299 Amazon See Allcenter_img Mobile World Congress 2019 2:52 How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 reading • World’s fastest 1TB microSD card, revealed at MWC, will cost $450 Comments The SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card gives you access to your 1TB faster than any other, according to Western Digital. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Western Digital had a tiny offering for Mobile World Congress, but it sure can hold a lot of data.The 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card is the world’s fastest flash memory option, the company said in a release.It has read speeds of up to 160MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s, much like the 400GB one Western Digital launched last year. And it uses the SD Association’s A2 specification to get apps launched quickly, so you’ll be that much faster booting up your digital version of Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch or access stored photos and videos. $299 Share your voice MWC 2019 phone trends we’ll see May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Nintendo Switch If 1TB is more memory than you’ll need, you’ll have an alternative. Western Digital is launching a 512GB version as well.Both will be available in April, but aren’t cheap. The 1TB card will cost $450, while its 512GB sibling will set you back $200. Last year’s 400GB model initially cost $250, but is now available for about $110 on Amazon.sandisk-micro-sd-1tb-mwc-2019-3 Andrew Hoyle/CNET “People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world. Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them,” said Brian Pridgeon, Western Digital’s director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products, in the release. $289 • Tags Mobile Accessories Tech Industry Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Nintendo Western Digitallast_img read more

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Fog delays Bethel liquor store opening

first_imgThe Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope, KYUK – Bethel)Download AudioWeather conditions have delayed the opening of Bethel’s liquor store.Fog prevented Walter Pickett, AC general manager, from landing in Bethel Monday morning to give AC Quickstop its final compliance check before it opens what would be Bethel’s first liquor store in more than 40 years.Pickett plans to return to Bethel later Monday and hopes to open the store Tuesday at 11 a.m.Meanwhile, Pickett says electricians are finishing wiring the store’s surveillance cameras—three on the exterior and two inside. The cameras are a temporary analog system that the store will replace with high resolution, fish eye, digital cameras later this month.Otherwise, Pickett says the store is ready to go— fully stocked with wine, beer, and spirits, just waiting for the doors to open.last_img read more

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Uruguays legal cannabis project provides benchmark

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 5 December 2016 Medicinal marijuana bud inside the flowering room at Tweed in Smith Falls, Ontario, on 5 December. Photo: AFPAs Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.While the public initially rejected the project first introduced by iconic leftist president Jose Mujica, who was in power from 2010-2015, attitudes have gradually changed, with the population now largely supportive of the move.Uruguay legalized the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes in December 2013, before allowing the drug to be sold in pharmacies from July 2017.Things seem to be going well in the country of 3.5 million people, just 10 per cent that of Canada’s population.There are three ways to access cannabis in Uruguay: growing it at home, with a limit of six plants per person; growing it in a club as part of a cooperative; or buying it in the pharmacy.Fear-mongers who predicted the project would lead to a deluge of doped-up lay-abouts have so far been proved wrong, according to Monitor Cannabis.The academic group that studies the government’s marijuana project says that cannabis use has “shown an increase that isn’t extraordinary with respect to the trend” observed prior to legalization.The main difference between the illegal and legal periods is that it has become easier to track the evolution of marijuana usage.Official statistics from the Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute (IRCCA) show that 54 per cent of those who consume cannabis regularly do so through legal means, something that previously wasn’t available to them.Four types of marijuana are available in Uruguay, sold in five gram (0.18 ounces) packets costing $1.40 per gram. Registered users — either citizens or foreign residents — can buy up to 40 grams a month.Logistical difficultiesIt’s not been entirely plain-sailing, though, logistically.There have been many challenges, from problems with harvests to banking system limitations imposed on companies working in the cannabis sector due to United States legislation.But Uruguay has 7,000 registered cultivators, 107 cooperative production clubs, 28,500 registered buyers and 17 distributor pharmacies.The banking restrictions, a fear of attracting crime due to the presence of drugs in stores, and the simple opposition of some pharmacists to the project has resulted in only a small number of pharmacies opting to sell marijuana.But between July 2017 and July 2018, 100 per cent of the 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds) of marijuana produced was sold to the public.Buyers would even queue up outside pharmacies once stocks were replenished, alerted by the pharmacists themselves.Production, though, is not satisfying demand, meaning some people continue buying the drug through illegal means, even when they would rather not.”The priority is to increase the system’s reach,” sociologist Sebastian Aguiar says in his publication: “A year of advances and opportunities.”If every registered buyer could purchase the maximum allocation of 40 grams, “50 percent of the total annual demand for cannabis would be taken from the illegal market, equivalent to $22.5 million.”That’s especially relevant since, when presenting his plan, Mujica said the legalization strategy was aimed at combatting illegal drug trafficking.However, not everyone wants to encourage greater use of marijuana.President Tabare Vazquez launched a campaign on 1 October called “Regulating is being responsible,” which aims to provide education about “the risks, effects and potential damages” provoked by the use of cannabis.last_img read more

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Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Are Still Best Friends

first_imgBest F(r)iends marks the first time we’ve seen Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero co-star in a movie together since the 2003 classic, The Room. That movie, as you might have heard, blew up into something no one making it could have predicted. It’s a cult classic, watched at midnight screenings all over the country. People know their favorite scenes by heart, and watching it is a magical experience. It’s not just a bad movie, everything about it defies explanation. In the years since its release, watch parties are celebrating the movie just as much as, if not more than, they are mocking it. One thing you have to appreciate about The Room: Tommy Wiseau had a vision, and he put it onscreen in its purest form. That’s impressive no matter what the final product looks like.In both the book and movie of The Disaster Artist, we learned the story of how Wiseau and Sestero met and became friends. How, amazingly, they remained friends through and after this long, stressful and troubled production. Now 15 years later, Sestero and Wiseau made another movie based (loosely) on the story of their friendship. If you go into Best Friends without knowing anything about it, you may be confused by the claim that it’s based on a true story. I asked Sestero what that meant exactly. He said it all started with a road trip.Tommy Wiseau“t was around April 2003. Tommy and I decided to take a road trip up the California coast near Bodega Bay, which is where The Birds was shot,” he said. “I remember we got lost, and I thought it would be better to stay the night up there instead of driving all the way back. So we get to this hotel, sort of like we were coming into a horror film. Like Hitchcock was directing us from the grave.”Sestero wasn’t the only one getting that horror movie vibe. Wiseau felt it to. From Sestero. “We get to this motel and there was this one room left. I thought it would be easier if I went in, got the room and then Tommy met me around the back door,” Sestero explained. “Tommy got a weird vibe from that, and we almost had a thing where Tommy thought I was gonna try to pull something off against him. So that night he was really wary of what was gonna happen. So I ran with that idea of what would happen if I was basically gonna kill Tommy.”Best F(r)iends is a dark comedy about just that. A homeless man named Jon (Sestero) meets a mortician named Harvey (Wiseau) and starts working for him. The two become good friends until Jon discovers a moneymaking opportunity that’s… slightly less than legal. He convinces Harvey to go in on it with him, and the money starts to drive a wedge between them. Though we’ve only seen one movie before this starring Tommy Wiseau, Best F(r)iends might be some of his best work. Or maybe a better way to put it, the film is the best use so far of his unique talents. You can tell Sestero wrote the part just for Wiseau. I asked what it was like reading a role like that, and Wiseau said he treats it the same as any other script.“When somebody hands you a script and maybe it’s for you, it doesn’t mean it’s the same like real life, whatever you do in your life. So any script they give it to me, and the same with Greg’s script, I’m very serious about what I want to do with it. So I say OK, we do this scene, whatever. But it’s not like written, per se, my words. You know? Because I’m ready for Hollywood. The question is, is Hollywood ready for me?” Wiseau said. “I have no limitation.”Still, Wiseau had nothing but praise for Greg’s script and how he wrote the character. “But I think he definitely nailed the… he did a good job, so I was very thrilled to work with Greg as well as his team, and you know finish project, what about that? Ahaha,” he laughed.As far as working on a project and being back on a film set together, both Sestero and Wiseau had nothing but good things to say. The Room had a famously long, expensive and fraught production. Still, 15 years later, Sestero and Wiseau still like working together. “I think that, when Greg called me, you know, I said, ‘Is it real?’” Wiseau laughed. “And then I said to myself yeah, he (Greg) is real. He was not joking… So I say, ‘Yeah, sure let’s do it.” So that’s basically what the answer, without even thinking. And I was very surprised with production, the script, etc. It was good experience and I hope people enjoy it.”For Sestero, it was actually listening to Wiseau’s advice for years that got him to make this movie. “For so many years, Tommy had a motto saying, you know, whatever you feel about other movies, whatever you feel about The Room, my suggestion to really everybody who wants to be creative, grab a camera and make your own movie,” he said. “For so many years, I listened to him say that and didn’t think about it, but when I got this idea, it became really clear to me that I very much wanted to write a part for Tommy that he could really fit.”The way Sestero describes this production sounds completely different from how he described making The Room in The Disaster Artist. “This time around being on set, I really enjoyed the process. We both threw 110 percent in and tried to make something different. Not make a parody or try to kind of tie in The Room at all. I really wanted to go out and make something different.”That’s exactly what they did too. It comes off in the film. You can tell that you’re watching two best friends working together to create something. Sestero said, “This month is 20 years since we came to LA, which is crazy… Ironically, Tommy and I being so different, but at the same time we’ve brought out the best in each other in some ways. We both kind of pushed each other to achieve what we really wanted, or put ourselves in a position where we’re still being creative all these years later.”Tommy WiseauYou can tell Sestero is ultimately proud of everything he and Wiseau have accomplished. “I think there was some sort of destiny there when we met randomly in this acting class, and to still be here 20 years later. It’s just something that’s worked in a very different way. In a very strange way, we were able to make stuff that affected people, hopefully in a positive way. At the end of the day, we’re best friends.”And from the sounds of things, they will continue to work together. There will be more movies starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. “My answer is yes, absolutely,” Wiseau said.In addition to the first volume of Best F(r)iends which is out now, the second volume is coming out in January 2019. Beyond that? “We have a few really cool surprises coming. Tommy is a great character, and it’s very engaging to work together so I hope we can continue to make stuff we’re both proud of,” Sestero said. He wouldn’t say what those surprises were, but I guess that’s what makes them surprises.All Tommy left us with was this: “Hopefully you enjoy it, OK?” Best F(r)iends Volume One is available now on Blu-ray and digital. Finally, Tommy Wiseau Joins The Avengers in Marvel’s ‘The Room’MovieBob Reviews: THE DISASTER ARTIST Stay on targetcenter_img See MovieBob’s review of The Disaster Artist. Learn why The Room is good but Tommy is bad. 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Highest energy photons ever recorded coming from Crab Nebula

first_imgThe Crab Nebula. Credit: NASA Citation: Highest energy photons ever recorded coming from Crab Nebula (2019, June 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from NA64 hunts the mysterious dark photon A very large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and Japan has measured the highest energy photon ever recorded. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their study of data from the Tibet Air Shower Gamma Collaboration and what they found. Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: M. Amenomori, et al. First detection of photons with energy beyond 100 TeV from an astrophysical source, Physical Review Letters (2019). … ysRevLett.123.051101 , ArXive: 1906.05521v1 [astro-ph.HE]: The Tibet Air Shower Gamma Collaboration is an observatory in the Tibetan Plateau and the people that run it. It consists of 600 particle detectors built on a 65,000-square-meter parcel of land. Its objective is to detect subatomic particles emanating from space. The detectors there observe the debris from photons colliding with particles in the Earth’s atmosphere and cosmic rays, which are mostly protons and atomic nuclei. The team members with this new effort were focused on photons that make their way to Earth from far-off places. To measure them, the researchers excluded muon detections, leaving only particles associated with photon collisions. The researchers were able to calculate the energy of a given photon using data from the particles that it struck.The researchers report that they found what they believe to be 24 photon-initiated showers, with photon energies above 100 trillion electron volts—one of which registered 450 TeV. These finds represent the first measurements of high energy photons over 100 TeV and the highest ever recorded.The researchers also used the data from the collaboration to track the paths of the photons, and found they originated in the Crab Nebula, the remains of a supernova that was first observed in 1054 AD. The Crab Nebula is located in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way, approximately 6,500 light years away.The research team has been studying high-energy photons that make their way to Earth as part of an effort to understand why they have so much energy. Current theory suggests that the photons get their energy from other high-energy particles via inverse Compton scattering, in which photons absorb the energy of high-energy particles when they collide, for example, during supernovae. The photons themselves are believed to have been created by processes involved in the Big Bang. © 2019 Science X Network Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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There Will Be 20 Million SelfDriving Cars On the Road by 2025

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global A new reality that includes a lot more self-driving cars is closer than you might expect.There will be 20 million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2025, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Self-driving cars will largely be used by researchers and tech developers for the next handful of years, but by 2021, consumers will begin to adopt autonomous car technology, according to the market-research firm’s findings.Related: If You Get In the Way of Google’s Self-Driving Car, It Might Shout at YouTo get consumers over the psychological speed bump of letting go of the wheel, the switch from entirely human-operated cars to self-driving vehicles will be gradual. For example, drivers will get used to the idea of more automated control of their vehicles with interim technologies like adaptive cruise control and automated braking, the report states.  Some of the biggest names in tech are putting a hefty lot of resources into the development of autonomous car technology, including Google, Volvo, Daimler, Tesla and Apple.Related: Google Hires Longtime Car Exec to Head Up Its Driverless Car DivisionGoogle is the leader of the pack, according to Juniper. Currently, the tech titan currently has 53 self-driving cars on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., and Austin, Texas, according to the most recent report from Google on it’s self-driving car project. And since the launch of its pilot, Google’s autonomous cars have logged 1.3 million miles without any driver assistance.  There are still some functional challenges, the report indicates. For example, weather is a big one. Self-driving car technology struggles in snow, rain and very strong sunlight. Also, the autonomous car technology currently available isn’t able to tell the difference between various obstacles, such as other vehicles or pedestriansSo before we are all ready to hand over the wheel, automakers still need to smooth out some of the bumps in the road.Related: Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Soon Be Able to Steer and Parallel Park Themselves 2 min readcenter_img December 2, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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A HatTrick for MCVB at Prestigious MEA Awards

first_imgSource = Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) last night achieved a trifecta at the prestigious national Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards.MCVB picked up three coveted awards; ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (for over 30 employees), ‘Metropolitan Destination Marketing Organisation’ and, together with Reed Travel Exhibitions, ‘Exhibition of the Year’, for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME). Given that MCVB has won the latter two awards for three consecutive years, they have been inducted into the esteemed MEA Hall of Fame for both categories. The Bureau’s performance was assessed across a wide-range of criteria, including business and financial plans, marketing activities, sustainability and innovation.   MCVB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Sandra Chipchase, said the three accolades reflected the organisation’s contribution to the Business Events industry. “In the 2009/10 financial year, MCVB achieved a fifth year of consecutive record results. This wouldn’t have been possible without our strong relationships with a range of industry partners, including the State Government of Victoria, the City of Melbourne, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and of course Qantas Airways,” Ms Chipchase said.“These awards are an acknowledgement of MCVB’s commitment to innovation. This year we announced a number of world firsts; an Augmented Reality product for international incentive delegates and our groundbreaking Melbourne Marketing Business Events e-Kit.“These are just several examples of how MCVB continues to be a pioneer when it comes to cutting-edge technologies. “Furthermore, the awards recognise MCVB’s ability to secure prestigious events such as the Amway India Leadership Seminar, which will bring more than 4,000 delegates to the city in 2012, as well as our proven track record of running successful exhibitions, such as the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), which we established nearly two decades ago.“Business Events provide enormous economic and employment benefits to Victoria’s economy and I’m delighted the achievements of my organisation have been recognised in this way.”Ms Chipchase was also presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of her exceptional work in the Meetings and Events industry. last_img read more

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Survey Housing Sentiment Mirrors Uneven Recovery

first_imgSurvey: Housing Sentiment Mirrors Uneven Recovery in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Americans’ sentiment toward housing and the economy took a small backward step in November, according to survey results released Monday.In its monthly National Housing Survey, Fannie Mae found attitudes about the current state of the housing market ranged from flat to pessimistic in November after an October marked by more hopeful responses.”November’s National Housing Survey results support the 2014 trend of gradual, but often sporadic and unspectacular, improvement across a range of indicators measuring consumer attitudes toward housing—mirroring the uneven recovery in housing activity this year,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae.In the year ahead, 44 percent of consumers polled in November’s survey predicted further home price gains, flat from October, while 6 percent anticipated declines, down just slightly from the previous report. The average home price change expectation was 2.6 percent, turning down from 2.8 percent in October.In response to recent trends in interest rates, the share of consumers predicting an increase in rates over the next year dropped to 45 percent, down from 48 percent in October and 59 percent a year ago, when rates were on the rise.While interest rates may be trending in a more consumer-friendly direction, the current state of the credit market still has many Americans doubtful about their chances of getting a loan. Forty-eight percent of respondents in Fannie Mae’s survey said they think it would be easy to get a mortgage today, remaining unchanged from the past few months. The share of those saying it would be difficult to get a mortgage was down from October but still elevated at 47 percent.Overall, 62 percent of respondents said they would buy a home if they were to move today, down from 65 percent in October and 66 percent in September.Opinions about the economy were mixed. While 46 percent of consumers expect their personal financial situation will improve over the next year—an increase from October—the number of respondents saying the economy is on the right track fell to just 36 percent.Despite the apparent stumble in confidence, Fannie Mae said November’s survey results support the company’s forecast for a gradual housing market recovery in 2015.”We expect consumer attitudes toward housing to improve as the pickup in the overall economy lifts employment and income prospects,” Duncan said. “However, a sustained improvement in sentiment that could support a robust housing recovery, as policy support is removed, will require meaningful gains in household income.”While such gains have so far been elusive, the strength in the November jobs report, which points to faster growth in labor income in the current quarter, marks a good start.” Sharecenter_img Confidence Fannie Mae Home Prices Mortgage Rates 2014-12-08 Tory Barringer December 8, 2014 556 Views last_img read more

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Menendez brothers who killed parents reunited in p

first_imgMenendez brothers who killed parents reunited in prison SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Menendez brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion nearly three decades ago, have been reunited in a California prison.Corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton says 47-year-old Erik Menendez has moved into the same housing unit as his 50-year-old brother Lyle Menendez.The brothers are serving life sentences for fatally shooting their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in 1989.Lyle Menendez was moved in February from Mule Creek State Prison in Northern California to San Diego’s R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, where his brother was being held in a separate housing unit.Thornton says Eric moved Wednesday into the same facility, where inmates regularly interact in rehabilitation programs.The brothers say the murders followed sexual abuse by their father. Prosecutors said during the high-profile trial that the sons wanted their parents’ multimillion-dollar estate. by Don Thompson, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2018 2:05 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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are several new species that are discovered each year on our planet alone science suggests that there could be many more worlds like ours To imagine the undiscovered is both thrilling and scary yet fascinating to think about the plausibility of life on a new planet Mars the second planet from the sun in our solar system is touted to be the next home for human race in the coming decades if the research and understanding of the planet is cracked by the bigwigs of the science world This Indian independence week my recommendation is National Geographic’s forty-four-minute documentary Mangalyaan: India’s Mission to Mars available on Netflix Logline: This documentary chronicles the first interplanetary space mission launched by India tracing the probe from planning stage to the Martian orbit The crisp 44-minute documentary grips its audience from the very first frame showing the ISRO (Indian space and research organization) situated in Bengaluru India where ISRO head honchos K Radhakrishnan 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by Coomi Kapoor | Clashing Visions | Published: August 18 2013 5:44 am Related News The reason why Subramanian Swamy could not join the BJP earlier was due to the perception of a sizeable section of the senior leadership that he was too outspoken to conform to party discipline A BJP MP pointed out that they had only just recently managed to get rid of one loose canonRam Jethmalaniwho had caused considerable embarrassment to the party Howeverthe BJP was left with no option since RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was pressing for Swamys admission One reason the RSS is sold on Swamy is that he took up the Ram Sethu issue and prevented the DMK from building a ship channel The RSS also feels that unlike the Delhi party leadershipSwamy will not pussyfoot about attacking the Congresss first family Swamys role in the fall of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999 has been forgiven In the BJPone man solidly rooting for Swamy was Nitin Gadkari Swamy has taken over from Gadkari the responsibility of drafting the BJPs vision document Since Murli Manohar Joshi has been entrusted with the task of preparing the partys manifestoit remains to be seen if the two documents will reflect a common vision Warrant of precedence Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitleyleaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabhamade their unhappiness clear when they were seated in the third row of the Red Fort VIP enclosure for Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs Independence Day address They accused the ruling party of trying to downgrade the Opposition Three ministersGhulam Nabi AzadAnand Sharma and Salman Khurshidtried to mollify them Azad offered the empty seat meant for his wife Swaraj declined to sit as a ministers spouse and said it was a case of adding insult to injury The protocol officer in charge of seating arrangements claimed that he had gone strictly by the rule book and that leaders of the Opposition came after cabinet ministers President Pranab Mukherjee tried to make amends for the mornings ruffled feelings by insisting that at the Rashtrapati Bhavan evening receptionJaitleySwaraj and L K Advani be included in the inner cordon enclosure which is reserved for the presidentprime minister and just a handful of other VVIPs Marked discourtesy At the start of the Parliament sessionSpeaker Meira Kumar hosted a lunch for all MPs She waited along with leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj and NDA chairperson L K Advani to greet the chief guestPrime Minister Manmohan Singhwho was a little late HoweverParliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nathwho was not part of the reception committee ate his lunch even before Manmohan Singh arrived and departed just as Singh was sitting down to eat Nath would never have dared show Congress president Sonia Gandhi such discourtesy Publicity savvy Narendra Modis team knows how to generate publicity The idea of charging Rs 5 as admission for the Gujarat Chief Ministers Hyderabad rally made a good talking pointthough in fact paymentwhich was to be donated to the Uttrakhand relief fundwas not compulsory A Canada-based Indian tweeted to Modi that his 75-year-old mother wanted to meet him but feared she would be trampled in the crowd Modis staff arranged that the mother could come to the dais and Modi touched her feet Similar treatment was accorded to an 85-year-old freedom fighter who had gone on hunger fast because he wanted to meet Modi The party also arranged tea with leading lights of the city They included four former judgesa former governorretired police officers and bureaucratsheads of media houseschairpersons of leading hospitals and CEOs Modi similarly managed to grab headlines when he let it be known that his Independence Day speech would counter the Prime Ministersand went on to ensure that Emerging from her shell Defence Minister A K Antonys wife Elizabeth has in the past maintained a very low profile Throughout her husbands political careershe has been a bank employee and only retired recently Even as the head of a cancer-related NGO she ensured that not many knew her identity as a prominent politicians wife After her retirement thoughElizabeth appears to have emerged from her shell She has attended functions hosted by the Defence Ministry recently and on Mondaywas very visible at the launch of INS Vikrant She was in the news earlier when Air India and the Airports Authority of India purchased her paintings at her maiden exhibition in Delhi The cost of each painting was over Rs 1 lakhwhich seemed a trifle steep for an amateur artistthough the money was for charity Elizabeth has now enrolled as a lawyer in Kerala For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: With Hillary’s presidential campaign under media scanner a US newspaper has reported that her family foundation received $5 million donation from an Indian politician as the US debated the 2008 India-US nuclear deal Amar Singh the then the general secretary of India’s Samajwadi Party contributed between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in 2008 the New York Post reported Tuesday citing a new book Amar Singh Reuters The size of the donation relative to Singh’s net worth raised questions about whether Singh was the true source of the cash according to "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer as cited by the Post The 2008 contribution was made as the US Congress debated the approval of the landmark India-US civil nuclear deal which then-Senator Hillary Clinton eventually supported the New York tabloid said She met with Amar Singh in Washington in September 2008 to discuss the legislation Schweizer according to the Post speculates on whether Singh was a conduit for other powerful interests in India pushing for approval of the nuke deal "Singh’s donation was treated with suspicion and amusement in India" the paper said noting that Singh in his own financial disclosure statement filed with the Indian government reported his total net worth was approximately $5 million "If true that meant Singh had given between 20 and 100 percent of his entire net worth to the Clinton Foundation" Schweitzer was quoted as saying For his part Singh told some ministers that his name was listed by the Clinton Foundation because he had "facilitated the payment and therefore it ‘erroneously’ appeared in the records" according to the book IANS read more

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