A Tribe Called Red readies for European tour

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Tribe Called Red continues to make waves.The group’s unique blend of pow wow and electronic music, which they’’e dubbed pow wow step, is packing clubs across the country.The group is recently finishing up a successful week in Montreal where they played a sold-out show.The trio took some time out of their hectic schedule to talk to APTN about their success on the eve of their first European tour.last_img

Kareena Kapoor joins Irrfans Angrezi Medium

first_imgMumbai: Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a cop in Irrfan Khan-starrer “Angrezi Medium”. Producer Dinesh Vijan confirmed the news and said the actor will be a “great addition to the franchise”. “‘Angrezi Medium’ is a very special film, and I’m excited that she’s going to be a part of it. We wanted to introduce this character who would be taken forward in the franchisees to come, and she’s perfect for it,” Vijan said in a statement. “Here she plays a cop, a role she’s actually never done before. We will be shooting in London this June and it will be great to be back on set with her,” he added. The film, directed by Homi Adajania, went on floors recently and also stars Radhika Madan and Deepak Dobriyal, among others.last_img read more

Ohio State womens basketball falls to Michigan State 8268

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorInconsistency rarely leads to wins and the Ohio State women’s basketball team is learning that the hard way.The Buckeyes (13-10, 3-4), fell at home to Michigan State Sunday, 82-68, for the their third loss in four games.Hopes were high for the OSU against the Spartans, especially coming off a 61-50 win against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, but despite jumping out to an early 9-2 advantage, OSU could not hold the lead.The Spartans altered OSU’s shots on the basket all game and blocked a resounding 11 Buckeye shot attempts, seven by MSU redshirt-junior center Madison Williams alone.The Buckeyes, meanwhile, only recorded one blocked shot in the game.Williams, who did not play in the Spartans’ previous game because of a nagging knee injury, played a career-high 19 minutes, much to the delight of MSU coach Suzy Merchant.“Best game and most minutes she has ever played,” Merchant said about her backup center. “She is such a difference maker.”OSU coach Kevin McGuff acknowledged Williams’ presence in the paint as well.“She certainly did a great job defensively around the basket,” McGuff said. “We did not handle it well mentally.”OSU senior centers Ashley Adams and Darryce Moore combined for just eight points on 3-13 shooting, with Adams failing to tally a single point.MSU freshman guard Tori Jankoska led all scorers and tied a career-high with 25 points on 7-13 shooting.Jankoska started in place of junior guard Kiana Johnson, who did not make the trip to Columbus because of personal reasons. It was Jankoska’s fourth career start.“I thought Tori and (senior guard) Klarissa (Bell) did a great job considering the circumstances,” Merchant said of her guards’ play.The Buckeyes were led offensively by junior guard Raven Ferguson, who scored a career-high 20 points off the bench in the loss.OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston, who leads the Buckeyes in scoring on the season with an average 16.8 points, scored 16 in the loss, but said Ferguson is just as capable as a scorer.“She can do this any game that she wants to,” Alston said of her teammate’s career day.Alston, who only went to the free throw line three times throughout the game despite attempting a game-high 18 shots, was not shy in voicing her displeasure with the officiating.“We do not care how big or tough you are,” Alston said on OSU’s game plan to attack the basket. “We did not get those calls at all.”The Buckeyes hope to get back on track when they take on Illinois (9-10, 2-4), scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Braxton Miller I was just having a little bit of fun rushing

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs the ball during a game against Indiana Nov. 23 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhether lined up as a quarterback or wide receiver, Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller had no shortage of success running the ball against the Indiana defense in OSU’s 42-14 victory Saturday.“It would be hard for me to say that wasn’t the best he’s ever run that I’ve seen him play,” coach Urban Meyer said of Miller following the victory.On a day senior Carlos Hyde became the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season on a Meyer-coached team, it was Miller who stole the spotlight.Miller led the Buckeyes with 144 rushing yards on just 13 attempts, the third game in his OSU career in which he averaged more than 11 yards per carry.The quarterback ran for two touchdowns, and neither lacked theatrics.He accentuated his first scoring run, a 37-yard scamper, with a somersault flip into the end zone over the right front pylon.“I was just having a little bit of fun,” Miller said after the game.OSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman did not find the end of Miller’s touchdown run as enjoyable.“He said he was just having fun out there, and I said, ‘Well, as long, you can have as much fun as you want, just don’t cost your team 15 yards,’” Herman said, who was worried about Miller picking up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the celebration.Miller’s second touchdown run came on a play Herman named “Jazzy,” which began with Miller lined up on the left side of the field as a wide receiver and redshirt-senior Kenny Guiton in his place at quarterback.Guiton started the play moving left toward Miller, but Miller came right on a reverse and took a pitch from Guiton. From there, Miller looked to pass but continued running forward and toward the right side of the field, capping the play by leaping and extending over a hit from a defender for a five-yard touchdown.“It’s a run/pass option and (the Indiana defense) covered the routes actually really good,” Herman said. “(Miller) has a run/pass option to throw it to (junior tight end Jeff) Heuerman or run it in himself … he did a hell of a job finding the end zone.”Meyer said he was “hoping (Miller) would throw it.”“He’s a great athlete,” Meyer said of Miller. “I’d rather him not do that, but do what he’s got to do. He played really well today.”It was important for the Buckeyes to have success from multiple rushing threats Saturday, as OSU went with a run-heavy game plan on a snowy, windy day at Ohio Stadium.“I went out there in pregame warmups and (the weather) was certainly affecting a lot of the throws,” Herman said. “When Mother Nature tells you ‘Don’t throw the football,’ you better listen to her, because she’s pretty demanding when it comes to that.”Still, on a day the Buckeyes ran the ball 39 times and only had 17 passing attempts, Miller completed 11 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns.Miller earned praise from Herman for three downfield throws that went for 25 yards or more: a 39-yard touchdown completion to junior wide receiver Devin Smith on a post route across the middle of the end zone, and two deep completions on seam routes by Heuerman for 34 and 25-yard gains.“Three unbelievable throws that stick out,” Herman said.Overall, Miller accounted for more than 64 percent of OSU’s total offense Saturday.Miller’s game was not without its mistakes, though. He had two fumbles, one of which was recovered by Indiana freshman defensive tackle Darius Latham for a takeaway. He also had a pass tipped in the backfield by Hoosiers’ redshirt-sophomore cornerback Michael Hunter and intercepted by redshirt-senior safety Greg Heban.“We got to protect the football better at our position,” Herman said. “I did a poor job of coaching him on that corner blitz that got tipped and intercepted, but the two fumbles from our position are certainly unacceptable.”Overall, however, Herman said Miller has been playing the best football of his OSU career “by far” this season.“(Miller) took a little step back against Illinois, didn’t have his greatest game, but I got asked if that was a cause for concern after that game and I said, ‘As long as it’s not a pattern,’” Herman said. “He prepared really, really well this week and played his you-know-what off, and yeah, I’m proud of him.”Miller only played one series in OSU’s second game against San Diego State and missed the next two games after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee. In nine games, Miller has completed 67.7 percent of his passing attempts for 1,626 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions, while he has also rushed for 738 yards and five touchdowns.“He’s a freak,” junior defensive tackle Michael Bennett said. “He’s really developed as a passer this year, which was great to see because everyone knows his run threat. But you see him making passes that a lot of people can’t make, and I feel like he’s really starting to develop into that role of an NFL quarterback.”Statistically, Miller’s last two games against Illinois and Indiana have been his lowest passing outputs of the season in terms of yards, with the exception of the San Diego State game, in which he only attempted two passes before leaving with injury. But in those two games, he has rushed for the same combined number of rushing yards, 328, as he had in his first five games back from injury.“Good to see Braxton back out there looking like Braxton,” Hyde said. “I love to watch Braxton running the ball. He’s a very exciting player. Any minute, he can break off that long one or make somebody look silly, and it was exciting to be able to watch him.”Miller will look to continue making big plays, and the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0) will be looking to extend their school-record win streak to 24, when they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play Michigan (7-4, 3-4) Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. read more

Council tries to tape off the sea to stop Christmas bathers having

first_imgA Christmas Day swimmer skips out of the cold waters on Brighton beach A “nanny state” council are trying to stop Christmas bathers from having a festive dip due to health and safety concerns by taping off parts of a beach.Every year hundreds of swimmers jump in the sea on Christmas morning, but the local council want to put an end to the tradition.Brighton and Hove City Council in East Sussex announced it will take measures to try and prevent one of the city’s most famous Christmas traditions over fears swimmers will get hypothermia. The authority’s seafront officers are urging residents and visitors to stay away from the water this winter by closing access to the beaches around Brighton Pier.Concerns have been raised that the recent mild weather had drawn more people onto the beaches with many getting dangerously close to the crashing waves.Bosses also fear bathers will think the water is warmer than it is and could easily die from the plunging body temperatures. A Christmas Day swimmer skips out of the cold waters on Brighton beachCredit:EPA/ANDY RAIN I don’t think anybody will take any notice, you cannot fence off the beach, you cannot stop people going inJohn Kapp 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.center_img But the council insists that even on an apparently clear sunny day, the sea temperature can drop body temperature so quickly it can have deadly results and only takes a few minutes for the body’s core temperature to drop by two degrees and for the onset of hypothermia to begin.Chris Ingall, seafront operations manager for Brighton City Council, said: “The continuing mild weather has meant that, as with last year, the seafront has been much busier than in previous winters.”It’s been great to see so many people enjoying a stroll on the promenade and its good news for seafront businesses, but we would ask people to stay on the path or high up on the beach, especially when the sea conditions are rough.”Sea swimming takes skill, stamina and knowledge of the physical dangers and should only be for the very experienced, using suitable wetsuits, in very calm conditions and with a friend.”Even on a calm day sea currents, undertow or a sudden change in weather can create life threatening hazards without warning. Even experienced swimmers can get caught out.” Members of the public head into the freezing sea for the annual Brighton Swimming Club Christmas Day swimCredit:Chris Ison/PA But health campaigner and sea swimmer John Kapp has hit back saying the council’s approach was misguided and unlikely to succeed.The 81-year-old said he put his own good health down to the invigorating qualities of a dip in the sea whatever the season.Mr Kapp said: “I would say that’s a stupid idea, I would say that is counter-productive to health.”More than 300 years ago a doctor said sea swimming was beneficial to health and it’s the reason the Prince Regent came here.”I don’t think anybody will take any notice, you cannot fence off the beach, you cannot stop people going in.”This is the nanny state, they should have better things to do.” Members of the public head into the freezing sea for the annual Brighton Swimming Club Christmas Day swimlast_img read more

Great Ormond Street wants Charlie Gard moved to hospice to die by

first_imgThe judge extended a deadline until noon on Thursday for Charlie’s parents – Miss Yates and Chris Gard – to find a paediatric intensive care team that could look after the little boy around the clock.Last night, Miss Yates made a desperate plea for a specialist doctor to come forward. She wrote on Facebook: “URGENT we need a paediatric intensive care consultant to come forward to assist and facilitate with a hospice stay by 12pm tomorrow, we will pay privately. Please only email if you can help us! We need some peaceful time with our baby boy.” Connie Yates arriving at the High Court on Tuesday afternoonCredit:Carl Court/Getty Connie Yates, mother of terminally-ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard, arrives at the GOSH had pushed for Charlie’s final days not to be dragged out. Charlie’s parents, who live in Bedfont, west London, withdrew an application on Monday seeking to have the little boy, who suffers from a rare genetic syndrome, transferred to a hospital in New York for experimental therapy. Fiona Paterson, GOSH’s barrister, told the court earlier: “It is the view of the clinical team we need to press ahead and transfer Charlie to a hospice by no later than Friday. It is simply unacceptable if this drags on another week. It is a strain on everyone involved to allow this to carry on. It is simply for no gain.”She said the transfer to the hospice should take place by Friday morning.At the start of another difficult court hearing, the parents’ barrister, Grant Armstrong, offered a glimmer of hope after a “doctor who has previous experience as a surgeon in intensive care” had come forward to provide the care for Charlie at home or at a hospice for a number of days. But the court discovered that the doctor, who cannot be named, turned out to be a GP with “no experience of intensive care medicine”. Connie Yates, Charlie Gard’s mother, arrives at the High Court on Wednesday afternoonCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP “I do want to deal with the notion this issue is being dealt with by a judge because we have socialised medicine in this country,” he said, explaining his role was to decide what was best for Charlie because the hospital and his parents were in dispute. “The notion the state is involved because we have a national health service is pure nonsense,” he added. Connie Yates A family friend accused Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) of making it too difficult to put a team in place.The friend said: “The hospital have set the bar so high that in terms of the clinical team for Charlie’s end of life nothing seemed good enough for GOSH. “It is extraordinarily sad that there’s been so much fuss about him dying at home. Connie and Chris have conceded a hospice but it was not their first choice. They will be devastated they have not been granted their final wishes as parents.”The precise timing of Charlie’s final hours were discussed at a hearing held behind closed doors because of the sensitivity. The judge made an order – the details of which were kept secret – that gives the precise deadline for Charlie’s removal from GOSH and the length of time he can remain in a hospice before his ventilator tube is removed. Charlie Gard is expected to be removed from the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital and taken to a hospice to die by Friday, the High Court has been told.Charlie’s mother Connie Yates broke down in court after being told her final wish for her 11-month-old son, that he be allowed to spend a week at home before his death, had been turned down.“What if that was your child?” she sobbed before saying: “I cannot be in the same room as him” possibly in reference to the judge. She then stormed out.Mr Justice Francis ruled today that Charlie could be taken to a hospice, where he would spend a few hours before his life support is switched off. Nurses from GOSH had also volunteered their services but without specialist consultants in place, the judge ruled that Charlie could not be kept on a ventilator for days outside the hospital.Mr Justice Francis also took a swipe at the American Right, which has been using the case to claim universal healthcare had failed Charlie. Show more 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.last_img read more

Gangs targeting autistic gamers in bid to create next generation of cybercriminals

Gangsters operating online are identifying teenagers who are willing to bend the rules and cheat at computer gamesCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Gangsters operating online are identifying teenagers who are willing to bend the rules and cheat at computer games Organised crime gangs have been recruiting autistic teenage gamers to become the next generation of cyber-criminals, police have warned.Gangsters operating online, have targeted the most vulnerable youngsters, exploiting their desire to fit into a virtual world that values their computing prowess.By identifying teenagers who are willing to bend the rules and cheat at computer games, they are then able to draw them into increasing levels of criminality.According to the latest research, more than 80 per cent of cyber-criminals have a background in computer gaming and the pastime can provide a fast track for those who graduate to hacking, fraud and other online offences.Specialist detectives are now working with the gaming industry to identify the most at risk teenagers and are developing initiatives that will help steer them towards lucrative careers in the legitimate computing world. “They live in quite an enclosed world which tends to be the bedroom in the housed they spend a lot of time online because they tend to be highly intelligent, highly technically proficient individuals and they are saying that almost all their self worth came through their ability to be sophisticated and successful at gaming.“Part of that is about chucking other people and learning how to cheat and if you start to do those things you are already in computer misuse act territory.“They gain a level of confidence and kudos from that so it is really easy to start taking the next steps into perhaps sending some malware to their school because they don’t like the way they have been treated…then they might understand how they can use some of these skills to get some money.“So we can see a very clear route for people who are going to find it quite difficult to take a normal route to success in society.”Mr Goodman said there was anecdotal evidence that these youngster were being targeted and exploited by organised crime groups and he said local cyber-crime teams would be looking to identify those most at risk.“We are working with the gaming industry with a view ti understanding. These are very skilled, talented individuals that the UK needs in its economy. We are not saying do not develop your skills we are saying use them in a legitimate way. The warnings come as the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) announced that every force in the country has now got its own dedicated cyber-crime unit.Speaking at the official launch of the multi-million pound programme, Chief Constable Peter Goodman – who is the NPCC lead on cyber crime – said online offences could not be ignored simply because there was national concern about the knife crime epidemic. “We are not saying, ‘don’t stop doing this, don’t stop developing your skills, but stop committing crime.” 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. He said: “We are all very concerned about knife crime but it should not be a case of either or.“Cyber crime is a tier one national security risk, alongside terrorism so we have a responsibility to ensure that we have an effective law enforcement response.“This is the new criminality, it is the new way that criminals are finding victims and the new way in which they are making a profit.”He said as well as investigating offences and helping victims, local cyber-crime teams would work to divert youngsters away from becoming involved in illegality on the web.“When we look at this particular group of offenders and we look back into their history, 82 per cent are engaged in gaming as a pastime,” he explained.“In the gaming world they will develop their skills such as knocking competitors offline but I think doing that they are developing their skills where they can transition into becoming online criminals.“They are not always aware that they what they are doing is criminal and is in breach of the computer misuse act.”Mr Goodman went on: “Many of the youngest cyber criminals are somewhere on the autistic spectrum, they find it very hard to have any credibility, any confidence, any traction in the real world.  read more

Boy who cried wolf prankster died in fake suicide gone wrong designed

On the day of his death, he was “really happy” as the couple discussed having hot dogs for dinner.A post-mortem found the cause of Danny’s death was due to massive brain swelling from compression to the neck.Speaking at the inquest, Danny’s mum Alison Rigby said: “Danny was always a joker. He had an amazing sense of humour he just had that much of a big personality.”North Staffordshire Senior Coroner Andrew Barkley concluded death by misadventure.He said: “He had no significant medical history and no evidence of depression. He has been described to me as a practical joker who liked to shock.”Nothing caused his partner cause for concern and there was nothing unusual about the way he was behaving.”The circumstances are very unusual and this appears to be a prank which has gone wrong and led to the death of Mr Munro.”I don’t find this is a case of suicide. He died as a result of misadventure.” A “boy who cried wolf” prankster died in a ‘fake’ suicide gone wrong that was designed to scare his girlfriend, an inquest heard.Supermarket worker Danny Munro tied his tracksuit bottoms around his neck as his girlfriend told him to stop messing about because he “wasn’t funny”.Weeks earlier the 26 year-old had covered himself in tomato ketchup and stumbled into the room claiming he’d been stabbed. Another time he feigned suffering anaphylactic shock after eating nuts.His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about “the little boy who cried wolf”.The inquest into his death heard he “loved winding up’ girlfriend, his family and friends. However, when things went wrong on August 1 last year, Mr Munro was rushed to hospital when Ms Leaman realised he was choking following the prank at their home near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.She cut him down and paramedics rushed to the home, but he died three days later at Royal Stoke University Hospital.She told the hearing: “A few weeks before he put tomato sauce on himself and told me that he’d stabbed himself but I could smell tomato sauce and realised it was a prank. Then we had a conversation about the boy who cries wolf.” His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about “the little boy who cried wolf”Credit:BPM Media The couple worked together at a local Morrisons and she told the inquest he “never talked to me about intentionally hurting himself, he loved life.” His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about "the little boy who cried wolf" 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. read more

German engineers achieve first manned electric multicopter flight

first_imgGerman engineers have put a man in flight with some technology usually reserved for toys: the battery-powered multicopter. A multicopter is a flying vehicle that uses several propellers in order to achieve flight, such as the Parrot AR.Drone or the OM Copter.A three-man German startup, named e-volo, scaled up their multicopter to support the weight of a human, strapped their founder into a chair at its center, and gave him the controls. The resulting flight lasted a minute and a half, and a sample of that flight can be seen in the video below. The flight characteristics were “good natured,” according to test pilot Thomas Senkel. He added that without any control input, the craft would hover in place, meaning it is very stable in the air.It takes 16 rotors to lift up a single human pilot with very little additional weight attached. The multicopter looks like four oversized Parrot AR.Drones taped together with a chair in the middle.The e-volo team pointed out the multicopter’s electric power as its most advanced feature. Not only is it quiet, but it features fewer moving parts and is cheap to operate. They estimate that a one-hour flight would cost 6 Euro, or a little under $10. The team also hopes to stretch out the craft’s flight time and plans for test flights of 20-30 minutes and beyond. Other power sources are also being considered, such as gas, in a bid to stretch flight time even further.This is the first manned flight using electric multicopter technology. A couple of weeks ago, we reported that film director Peter Jackson’s cinematography crew strapped a RED cinema camera to an octocopter as a quick and cheap aerial camera, and the resulting test footage was impressive. Soon we may have cameramen in flight if this multicopter can be made to fly for an hour rather than just a few minutes.Read more at e-volo and SUASNewslast_img read more

I dont know said Senator Sinodinos when stumped by QA on Newstart

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NSW Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos was stumped when asked to justify a policy of his own government by Q&A host Tony Jones on Monday.The senator appeared uninformed about details concerning Newstart, the main youth income support payment, and the handout being restricted.A questioner wondered if the Government thought that people who used Newstart, the main youth income support payment, thought people didn’t use electricity.“I’m not sure what’s happened in relation to Newstart. I’m not sure exactly what the rationale there (is),” said Senator Sinodinos. “The short answer is, I don’t know why.”Another questioner asked whether Newstart payments should increase.The conversation turned to Newstart after the government announced that it would deposit the tax exempt energy Assistance Payment into the bank accounts of veterans, carers, single parents, aged pensioners and people on disabled support pensions before July. The amount is at $75 for singles and $125 for couples, however those on Newstart allowance would not be receiving the pension. On Monday, the government announced it would spend $285 million in the budget to give a cash injection to 3.9 million Australians.Others on the panel were Labor’s Amanda Rishworth, writer Rebecca Huntley and John Roskam from conservative think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on the panel. ICYMI entire #qanda panel agreed Newstart needs to be increased. @A_Sinodinos @RebeccaHuntley2 & John Roskam @TheIPA. Yes that’s IPA. What more do you want? @ScottMorrisonMP @billshortenmp. Help people on lowest incomes. $75 per week increase. Not more tax cuts. #raisetherate— Cassandra Goldie (@cassandragoldie) April 1, 2019last_img read more

Huis clos sur le net  premières analyses

first_imgHuis clos sur le net : premières analysesFrance – A mi-parcours de l’expérience, les cinq journalistes enfermés dans un gîte du Périgord donnent leurs impressions, et expliquent la manière dont ils procèdent afin de tester la fiabilité des réseaux sociaux.Lundi, nos cinq journalistes francophones se sont isolés dans un gîte rural afin de savoir si l’information sur les réseaux sociaux circule convenablement, instantanément, et sans être déformée.À lire aussiCette expérience magnétique défie les lois de la physiqueAnne-Paule Martin précise qu’elle “ne participe pas au Huis Clos sur le Net pour démontrer la suprématie des médias dits ‘traditionnels’ sur les nouveaux médias” mais qu’ils ont tous la volonté de “partir sans a priori”. Les journalistes confient qu’il y a beaucoup d’informations sur les réseaux sociaux, mais que celle qui est mise en avant n’est pas forcément la plus pertinente : “Il faut constamment trier l’info”, expliquent-ils sur leur blog. Le manque de sources fiables les perturbe, mais des filtres leur permettent de sélectionner l’information. De plus, lorsqu’une information est “lancée” sur un réseau, “il est facile de savoir si l’auteur est fiable”. A-t-il déjà publié beaucoup d’informations auparavant ? Étaient-elles justes ou non ? Il est intéressant aussi d’observer combien de lectures ont été effectuées sur chacun de ces articles.Le contenu est ce qui leur importe le plus, mais la mise en forme, la présentation et l’orthographe permettent aux journalistes de sélectionner les sources. Selon eux, Twitter et Facebook ne suffisent pas à suivre l’information, contrairement aux médias dits “traditionnels” : “L’info brute nous est servie. Il nous manque probablement de quoi la digérer”. L’idéal reste donc d’avoir les deux : pour savoir ce dont on parle, mais aussi comprendre ce dont on parle.Le 3 février 2010 à 10:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inondations dans le Var le dernier bilan fait état dau moins 25

first_imgInondations dans le Var : le dernier bilan fait état d’au moins 25 mortsFrance – Le bilan des victimes s’est de nouveau alourdi suite aux inondations qui ont touché le Var ce début de semaine. Au moins vingt-cinq personnes sont mortes et treize sont portées disparues. Parmi ces vingt-cinq décès, douze ont eu lieu à Draguignan, ville la plus touchée du département. Un enfant de 2 ans, plusieurs personnes âgées ainsi qu’un jeune homme de 19 ans sont morts suite à ces inondations et treize autres personnes sont toujours portées disparues.Malheureusement, ce bilan risque de s’aggraver car plusieurs lieux inondés n’ont pas encore été inspectés, par exemple les campings situés sur le littoral. Les dégâts sont également très importants. Certaines personnes ne peuvent même plus situer leur logement : “J’habite par là-bas… Je n’arrive plus à me situer, le paysage a changé”, témoigne un habitant de Taradeau.S’est aussi posé le problème du Bac, difficile à passer avec des transports bloqués. Les élèves ont malgré tout redoublé d’astuces et seuls deux d’entre eux étaient absents hier.Il a plu mardi 350 mm de pluie en moins de 24 heures, l’équivalent de ce qui tombe habituellement en six mois. Des précipitations d’une telle importance n’avaient pas eu lieu depuis 1827. Le 18 juin 2010 à 09:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La grande aigrette se reproduit en Angleterre pour la première fois

first_imgLa grande aigrette se reproduit en Angleterre pour la première foisDes naturalistes britanniques confirment qu’un couple de grandes aigrettes – le plus grand des hérons – a donné naissance, mardi 29 mai, à au moins un petit sur le sol britannique : une première dans le monde de l’ornithologie. Mardi soir, les naturalistes bénévoles de la réserve naturelle de Shapwick Heath, dans le Somerset, surveillant 24 heures sur 24 le nid de ce couple de grandes aigrettes, ont d’abord cru y entrevoir un battement d’ailes et l’éclair d’un bec jaune. Mercredi matin, Kevin Anderson, coordinateur du projet ‘grande aigrette’ pour l’organisme Natural England, a confirmé à 100% la venue au monde d’un poussin, après avoir pu observer ce dernier battre des ailes et être nourri par sa mère. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est la toute première fois, selon les ornithologues, que cette espèce de héron se reproduit au Royaume-Uni, où il est rarement observé. Selon d’autres observations qui restent à confirmer, un second poussin serait né un peu plus tard – ces aigrettes pouvant pondre jusqu’à six œufs, un à la fois, sur une période de quelques jours. “Ce fut un grand sentiment de soulagement quand nous avons pu confirmer que nous avions au moins un oisillon dans le nid. Nous étions sur des charbons ardents, comme les futurs parents nous-mêmes”, a déclaré Simon Clarke, un responsable local cité par la BBC.”Voir [un œuf de] cet oiseau éclore ici avec succès est tout simplement génial ! Le poussin (…) a l’air d’être en bonne santé, et ses parents font beaucoup d’allées et venues pour le nourrir”, a-t-il encore raconté.Le 1 juin 2012 à 15:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

2014 Commodity Classic Breaks All Records

first_imgA view from above the trade show floor at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio Texas. Photo Credit: Bill SchuermannWith more than 7,300 total attendees, the 2014 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in San Antonio, Texas, shattered previous records for the landmark event.“We knew it was the biggest event ever, but the numbers really surprised us as we saw them rolling in over the course of the event,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Rob Elliott. “San Antonio was such a perfect venue for our growers, and Commodity Classic had so much to offer this year. We’re thrilled with the numbers and the great feedback we had from our growers.”Total attendance was 7,325, representing an 18 percent increase over last year’s record-breaking number of 6,214. Other records broken were the number of growers, at 3,874, a 16.5 percent increase over 2013’s record-breaking number of 3,324; and the number of first-time attendees, at 1,261.“It’s amazing the number of first-time attendees we saw at this year’s classic,” Commodity Classic Co-Chair Wyatt Whitford said. “This means not only are we reaching a wider farmer audience, but will continue to do so as these attendees spread the word and encourage even more to see what Classic is all about next year.”ASA CEO Steve Censky, Chairman Danny Murphy and President Ray Gaesser chat with Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden at the ASA booth at Commodity Classic. Photo Credit: Jordan LanhamCommodity Classic is a joint venture between the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association, with affiliates including National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers.The record attendance comes as Commodity Classic looks forward to two landmark events in 2015 and 2016. Next year in Phoenix, Ariz.,  the 20th annual event takes place in the city where it all started. In 2016 in New Orleans, Commodity Classic welcomes a new affiliate alongside NAWG and NSP, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

Civic leaders honored at annual Prayer Breakfast

first_imgWhen it comes to overcoming adversities, Jon Sheptock offers a lifetime of examples.Born with no arms and a right leg that ended up 6 inches shorter than his left, Sheptock told his story Friday morning at the 12th annual Clark County Mayors’ and Civic Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast.A group of more than 700 attendees listened to Sheptock’s journey to God, which began when he was rejected by his birth parents in New Jersey. Shortly after, he was adopted into a family of 34 children, with Sheptock being one of the couple’s 27 adopted children.Despite having grown up in the large and loving family, Sheptock endured years of bullying and depression, which led him to nearly end his life.“I finally realized that all I had to do was ask my Creator and he would help me through,” he said. “Nobody has offered me the hope that Jesus Christ has offered me.”He has made it his career to travel around the country, sharing his story as a way to inspire and spread God’s word. Sheptock pointed out God worked through many “idiots” in the Bible, including murderers, adulterers and people considered crazy.last_img read more

Roads reopen after crews work to fix downed powerlines in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The roads have reopened after crews worked to fix downed powerlines in Fort Lauderdale.An outage was reported on Sunday night at around 8:45 p.m. in the area of Sunrise Boulevard and Northeast 20th Avenue.The roads in the area were shut down as Florida Power and Light crews worked on repairs, but as of Tuesday morning, the roads have reopened.The cause of the damaged power lines was not released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Former Miami Norland High assistant principal charged with murder of employee

first_imgOfficials said Roberts was a former assistant principal at Miami Norland Senior High School where the 41-year-old mother of two also worked as a test proctor.Nearly seven months ago, Roberts transferred schools to work at Linda Lentin K-8 Center.Fernandez Rundle said Roberts and Russell were lifelong friends.“Kameela Russell and Ernest Roberts knew each other since they were children. Roberts is the godfather of both of Russell’s children,” she said.But on May 15, Russell was reported missing after, authorities said, she pulled up to her aunt’s house at around 6 p.m. to pick up her daughter, then left abruptly.According to the arrest warrant, investigators said, Russell got a call from Roberts luring her to his home down the street.“She entered the defendant’s home, never being seen alive again,” said Fernandez Rundle. “This is what has happened in this very complicated investigation that is still ongoing,” said Fernandez Rundle.While the investigation continues, prosecutors said, one significant question remains: why?“They considered him part of their family,” said Fernandez Rundle. “It’s human nature to try to find out that, how was it that someone so close could have done this to someone that was so loved by so many people?”A Miami-Dade County Public Schools district spokesperson released the following statement after the arrest:“Miami-Dade County Public Schools is appalled and saddened after learning of today’s arrest in connection to the death of Kameela Russell. Miami-Dade Schools Police has provided any and all assistance requested by the Miami Gardens Police Department in their investigation. Based on preliminary information we received, the District took precautionary measures while the case was being investigated and immediately removed the individual from duty. Following his arrest, the District has initiated the employment termination process. Our prayers and thoughts continue to be with Ms. Russell’s family.”Russell’s mother and aunt were at the State Attorney’s Office on Friday to hear the news they had been waiting for. They declined to comment on Roberts’ arrest.“Today we were glad to get some kind of closure for you and your family,” Noel-Pratt told Russell’s loved ones. Her body was found 10 days later floating in a canal.The canal, located in the area of Northwest 207th Street and 15th Avenue, is less than a block away from the driveway of her aunt’s home and about a mile away from Roberts’ home.“At around 6 p.m., she received a call from the defendant and pulled out of the driveway,” said Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Driving only a short distance because he lived very close by, she pulled out of the driveway and then drove to the defendant’s house and that was the last time she was seen alive.”According to the Medical Examiner’s report, she suffered blunt injuries to both sides of the head.“Neighbor’s video surveillance shows that the defendant was driving the victim’s vehicle away from his home less than an hour after she went inside,” said Fernandez Rundle.Detectives working the case received several anonymous tips mentioning Roberts may have been involved in Russell’s disappearance, according to the arrest warrant.Police said the suspect’s behavior became increasingly suspicious. The warrant went on to note, on May 20, just before Roberts was set to chaperon a school trip to Washington D.C., he called an employee at the school to tell him he had left him a note. The note read as follows: “Do you know anyone that can chop up a car? If so or make it “disappear” take these keys. It’s behind the speedway racetrack on 441 by County line. Friends are gone and need it to disappear. If not leave it and I’ll work it out later. Throw this note away!”There were a set of car keys along with the note.“What he was supposed to do with his car? What he was supposed to do with the car was chop it up so no one could find it,” said Fernandez Rundle.The employee notified Miami Gardens Police about the suspicious note and that Roberts had confessed to him that he had murdered someone.According to the arrest report, Roberts called the employee on May 15 to tell him he “did something crazy,” and after meeting in person, he claimed he confronted an intruder at his mother’s house and fatally struck the person with a baseball bat.The employee also told detectives Roberts asked him how to get rid of blood stains.Upon further investigation, detectives located the vehicle mentioned in the note and found several blood stains in the house Roberts was living in. center_img MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A former assistant principal at the school Kameela Russell worked at has been charged with her murder.Thirty-nine-year-old Ernest Joseph Roberts, who was a childhood friend and godfather to Russell’s children, was arrested on Friday morning and charged with first-degree murder.Hours later, 7News cameras captured Roberts as he was escorted by officers to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle confirmed his charges during a news conference.“Today, Ernest Roberts has been arrested and charged with the murder of Kameela Russell,” she said.Meanwhile, crime scene detectives were spotted at the suspect’s home hours after his arrest.“We worked diligently on this case, and like I told you before, we weren’t going to sleep until we got the subject who did it,” said Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

HOT Aishwarya Rais glamorous photo from her Maldives vacation is breaking the

first_imgTrust Aishwarya Rai to breathe life into any traditional or western wear and she never disappoints. Mrs Bachchan’s sartorial choices have always grabbed attention, made headlines and rightly so! Aishwarya is known for breathing life into whatever she wears and her gorgeous picture from Maldives vacation is living proof of that.Abhishek Bachchan along with Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya has been enjoying some family time in the Maldives. Abhishek and Aishwarya both, have been tantalising us by giving us a sneak peek into their luxurious, exotic and comforting vacation pictures. Abhishek has once again shared a picture of Aishwarya Rai and called her his “honey.”The photo has Aishwarya chilling by the sea, looking as ravishing as ever in a beautiful gown and statement neckpiece. Her neatly tied up bun is accentuating her glamour quotient in the photo. The picture, taken on a full moon night, has been tagged by Abhishek as ‘honey and the moon’. From their cycle rides to enjoying a relaxed time by the pool, the vacation pictures are giving us major holiday goals. Abhishek and Aishwarya are one of the most respected power couples of Bollywood, who over the time, have made our belief in the institution of marriage, stronger.The couple has also given Bollywood some of its most memorable films like – Guru and Raavan. There were reports of Abhi and Ash coming together for a film titled – Gulab Jamun – but, the plot made the couple drop out of the project. The film wanted to show the duo romancing but, Abhishek and Aishwarya wanted something more concrete in the script which could justify or look believable onscreen as they have been married for so long.Until the duo decides to come back together for a film, we just have to treat our eyes with their romantic vacation pictures.last_img read more

Kushtia1 BNP candidate Bachchu sent to jail

first_imgBNP candidate for Kushtia-1 constituency Reza Ahmed Bachchu. Photo: UNBA Kushtia court on Wednesday sent the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s candidate for the Kushtia-1 constituency Reza Ahmed Bachchu to jail in a case filed on allegation of the possession of illegal firearms and explosive.Kushtia district and sessions judge Arup Kumar Goswami rejected the bail petition of Bachchu after he had surrendered before the court, said public prosecutor Anup Kumar Nandi, reports news agency UNB.The decision came amid the country’s principal opposition BNP’s allegations of filing fake cases against their leaders and activists across the country and their arrest and harassment.The BNP candidate was on an eight-week interim bail, Anup added.Bangladesh’s next parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on 30 December.last_img read more

How to Start an eBay Business

first_img Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer This story appears in the February 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » A recent study found that 724,000 people make a full-time or part-time living selling on eBay. As more people turn to eBay to generate income from online sales, the number of buyers flocking to the site has also increased. Today, merchandise on eBay is selling at a rate of nearly $85,000 every minute. In addition to individual entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to building successful eBay businesses, companies have turned to the site with plans of their own. Smart business owners have come to realize that creating a sales channel on eBay can dramatically increase their revenues and their customer base. eBay is driving this success by bringing powerful online tools to the marketplace, including Craigslist, PayPal, ProStores, Shopping.com, Skype and VeriSign.Starting a business on eBay is a natural progression for most people who come to the site. They tend to start as buyers, get hooked, learn to sell and then find out that, by fulfilling their goal of clearing out their house and selling their belongings on eBay, they are suddenly making money as well. eBay PowerSellers Ty and Richelle Tribble (eBay User ID: freebubba) are full-time eBay entrepreneurs from Federal Way, Washington. What began as a part-time homebased business has turned into a thriving company with several employees.”In 2002, my wife began selling stuff from around our house on eBay,” says Ty. “One night, I was looking over her shoulder and said, ‘You sold that item for that much money?'” Later that month, the couple put together a business plan with eBay at the center of their business model.Here are some success tips for starting a business on eBay:Set up your business legally. eBay businesses can become successful so quickly that many entrepreneurs procrastinate on this step. A great resource to legally set up and handle taxes for your online business is the Small Business Survival Guide by Cliff Ennico.Find sourcing options. Successful sellers know that you make your money when you buy, not when you sell. Locating the perfect suppliers for your valuable inventory is critical to your business’ success. To find legitimate sourcing assistance, go to eBay’s Solutions Directory at www.solutions.ebay.com.Educate yourself. Even Power-Sellers-eBay top sellers who sustain consistently high volumes of monthly sales and positive feedback–have seen an increase in their sales by incorporating the best eBay practices. Visit www.ebay.com/university.Open and optimize an eBay Store. Where else can you have an online storefront for less than $16 a month that assists you in search engine optimization on major search engines? Check out www.stores.ebay.com.Develop your online “triangle of success.” Incorporate eBay auctions, an eBay Store and a website in your online business model–this allows necessary cross-marketing between all three channels. Your first stop for helpful information on easily setting up your personal website: www.prostores.com.Set gold-star customer service policies. Your customers have the option to buy from a wide variety of sellers. Providing top-notch customer service gives them a reason to buy from you.By using these success tips, which we will discuss in-depth in the coming months, you will be able to take advantage of all the opportunities eBay provides for new entrepreneurs. “eBay set us up for success,” says Ty. “[It’s given] us a great lifestyle–[we have] sales [of] close to $40,000 a month, and it just keeps escalating.”Janelle Elms, eBay University instructor and online business consultant, specializes in coaching individuals and companies to build successful eBay businesses. She is the bestselling author of eBay Your Business. February 1, 2006 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 3 min readlast_img read more