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Players get Rs 1.5 lakh each after furore

first_imgHours after the players rejected the cash award of Rs 25,000 announced by Hockey India, arguing that it was a pittance, sports minister Ajay Maken waded into the row by announcing an award of Rs 1.5 lakh from the government.The players felt the amount announced by Hockey India does not do justice to their title triumph at the Asian Champions Trophy, where they defeated Pakistan in the final via a tie- breaker.”The federation has failed to meet our expectations. This is not the way to treat the national players. The money should be better not just for the motivation of the current crop of players, but also for the future generations who’d like to take up the national sport,” captain Rajpal Singh said.Several former players had also cried foul on the “meager” amount given to the players.Hockey India had argued that it was cash-strapped and could not afford a larger amount.”We have to operate within limited resources. It is unfortunate that we can only give this much but that was the budget available with us. It should be taken as a blessing rather than looking down upon it. The federation cannot give more than this amount,” secretary general Narinder Batra said.Maken then announced an award of Rs 1.5 lakh each for the players. Batra had also written to the ministry requesting it to do likewise.Maken backed the players’ decision and also took a dig at Hockey India.”The players have done the right thing by rejecting the cash award offered to them. Hockey India should have consulted me before announcing the award.advertisementThe players are eligible for a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each under the government scheme,” said Maken.”I spoke to Mr Batra and told him if he wanted to reward the players, we could have done it together so that the players got Rs 1.75 lakh each.” Maken said that the coaching staff and other officials with the team would get Rs 75,000 each.Batra had announced an award of Rs 25,000 for them too.This was the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, but the minister said it was part of the rewards structure already in place.”The scheme is already there in public domain and I thought it was not required to make it public again. This is not a pittance, it is what the players deserve.”It is no secret that the government pays for the team’s training, accommodation and exposure trips, while also awarding them for good performances at international tournaments.Under the scheme titled “Special awards medal winner in international sports events,” the government had given cash awards worth Rs 33.89 crore in 2010-11, Rs 5.50 crore in 2009-10 and Rs 8.75 crore during 2008-09, Maken said.The minister also pointed out that during the past six months, the ministry had spent Rs 7.81 crore on the hockey team’s preparation for various events.Out of this amount, Rs 5.97 crore were spent on national coaching camps, Rs 1.75 crore on foreign exposure and Rs 8.5 lakh on foreign experts.”We are also paying $ 10,000 as salary to coach (Michael Nobbs), for the first time in any sport,” Maken said.The Punjab government then also got into the act, announcing Rs 25 lakh for the team. The Orissa chief minister announced a cash reward of Rs 1.5 lakh each for the three players who hail from the state – Ignace Tirkey, Manjit Kullu and Roshan Minz.last_img read more

India vs. China International Friendly: Stephen Constantine announces a 29-man squad

first_imgForwards: Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC), Balwant Singh (ATK), Sumeet Passi (Jamshedpur FC), Manvir Singh (FC Goa), Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC)Advertisement AdvertisementStephen Constantine announced a 29-man squad today which will cross swords with China on 13th October 2018. The match will take place at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, and is set for kick-off at 5:05 p.m. IST.13 of the 29 men had played at the SAFF Championships where India finished runners-upIndia had last met China at the 1997 Nehru Gold Cup in Kochi when Bhaichung Bhutia scored the lone goal for India in a 2-1 loss. India have a poor away record and would like to change that before the AFC Asian Cup begins at UAE in January 2019.Here is the full squad which will gather in Delhi for a 2-day camp before they set sail for China on October 10.Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC), Vishal Kaith (FC Pune City), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC), Karanjeet Singh (Chennaiyin FC)Defenders: Pritam Kotal  (Delhi Dynamos), Sarthak Golui (FC Pune City), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Anas Edathodika (Kerala Blasters), Salam Ranjan Singh (East Bengal FC), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City FC), Narayan Das (Delhi Dynamos)Midfielders: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Nikhil Poojary (FC Pune City), Pronay Halder (ATK), Rowllin Borges (Northeast United FC), Germanpreet Singh (Chennaiyin FC), Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC), Souvik Chakraborti (Mumbai City FC), Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Holicharan Narzary (Kerala Blasters), Bikash Jairu (Jamshedpur FC), Ashique Kuruniyan (FC Pune City), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos)last_img read more

Assembly polls results proof of PMs leadership: Khattar

first_imgChandigarh, May 19 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the results of Assembly polls in five states, which were declared today, were “proof” of the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “people?s faith” in the policies and programmes of BJP.He said for the first time, the party?s representation has increased in north-eastern and southern states and the party alliance has got majority in Assam.Also, the party has, for the first time, registered its presence in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, he said.He also credited the success of BJP to its national president Amit Shah and his team “as they had carefully hand-picked the party candidates”.He also congratulated Union Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is the BJP?s Chief Ministerial candidate in Assam, and expressed hope that he would fulfill the aspirations of the people. PTI VJ DIP ZMN DIPlast_img read more

‘Happy’ Perisic to end Man Utd hopes

first_imgTransfers Man Utd hopes ended as ‘happy’ Perisic set to be rewarded with new Inter deal Last updated 2 years ago 00:02 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Ivan Perisic Inter Getty Transfers Serie A Premier League Primera División Internazionale Manchester United Real Madrid Croatia boss Ante Cacic believes his star winger will not be on the move before the summer deadline and will instead pen fresh terms at the San Siro Ivan Perisic will continue to snub interest from Manchester United as he is “happy” at Inter, says Croatia boss Ante Cacic.The 28-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window.It appeared at one stage as though the Red Devils were closing on a deal, but Inter have maintained throughout that they have no interest in selling and Perisic has been convinced to stay put. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Inter 11/8 to beat Spal -2 handicapHe is now expected to put an end to the transfer rumours once and for all by committing to fresh terms at the San Siro, with Cacic not expecting any movement before Thursday’s deadline.”I spoke to Ivan Perisic, he is happy in Inter,” the Croatia head coach told reporters after seeing his squad report for international duty.“The coach [Luciano Spalletti] appreciates him, they are preparing new contract for him.”While delighted to see Perisic’s domestic future being resolved, Cacic has also welcomed the ongoing commitment of Luka Modric to the international cause.Luka Modric Real MadridThe Real Madrid midfielder admitted to questioning his position after facing criticism for changing his testimony in the recent Zdravko Mamic corruption trial.He told Vecernji List in July: “I have still not made a final decision, we will see.”Cacic, though, claims that the 31-year-old never came close to retiring from the national team fold.He said: “Luka Modric is best midfielder in the world, proud of Croatia and he never considered quitting national team.”Croatia are currently readying themselves for World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Turkey.last_img read more

Photo: Maryland Will Wear New Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives vs. Ohio State Thursday

first_imgA closeup of a Maryland basketball player's sneakersCOLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Maryland will debut some new Under Armour basketball shoes for its Big Ten road game against Ohio State Thursday night. The No. 16-ranked Terrapins (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are set to take on the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) at Value City Arena in Columbus. Maryland is coming off a dramatic last-second victory against Northwestern, while Ohio State has won three of its last four contests. For their big road game, Mark Turgeon’s squad will be sporting new Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives. Terps will celebrate their rich history & tradition tomorrow with the new Heritage ClutchFit Drives! #GoTerps #IWILL pic.twitter.com/f84JKWNrOm— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) January 28, 2015Notre Dame will be wearing similar Under Armour shoes for its game against Duke Wednesday night. Maryland and Ohio State are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Here’s Why Gabrielle Union Is A Die-hard Nebraska Fan

first_img Earlier this week, Union asked her Twitter followers which jersey she should wear on GameDay. A player on the team – Christian Gaylord – responded, asking if she’d wear his jersey since he lost his father in a car accident last Friday. She said yes.Union will be on the show starting around 11:30 AM ET. Expect her to be ready to go – and expect her to pick the Cornhuskers to score the upset Saturday night. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union cheer on Nebraska football.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Basketball star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union greet fans during a break in the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)College GameDay in is Nebraska ahead of the Cornhuskers’ big contest against Ohio State on Saturday night. The celebrity guest picker this week is Gabrielle Union, who is an absolute die-hard Nebraska fan.So why is Union such a die-hard? It’s pretty simple. She was born in Omaha, spent a number of years of her youth in the state and was raised to be a massive Cornhuskers supporter.Union’s fandom is no joke, either. Back in 2012, she gave an interview with ESPN and explained what it was like growing up:“In my family if you couldn’t talk Cornhusker football — that means knowing the black shirt defense, knowing the I-back formation — then you don’t get to have an opinion. When I first toured the Nebraska campus and I saw Turner Gill walk, I freaked out. That was like the biggest star-struck moment I’ve probably ever had in my life. But it’s because I grew up in a household that always talked specifically Cornhusker football and Big 8 sports, at the time.”Union goes back to Lincoln regularly for games. The past few years, she’s brought along her husband Dwyane Wade, who played college basketball at Marquette. He has now become a Nebraska football fan as well.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 VICTORIA COUNTY;: Buchanan Bridge Buchanan Bridge on Highway 105 at South Haven will be reduced to one lane for deck replacement from Monday, July 20 until Monday, Aug. 31. There will be 24-hour traffic control at the construction zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Greenfield Road Greenfield Road will be closed from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 for bridge repairs. A detour is available from Salmon River Road to Valley Road to Valley Dale Road. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 INVERNESS COUNTY: Point de Havre Road Point de Havre Road north about 8.3 kilometres to Cape Breton Highlands Park will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Exit 8 to the Pictou County line, will have a lane closure for cold milling, widening and paving until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Taggart Loop to Portapique will be reduced to one lane for about 8.5 kilometres for crack filling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Shore Road Sections of Shore Road from the intersection of Parker Mountain Road to the intersection of Hampton Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane for road improvements. The work is scheduled to be completed on Saturday, Aug. 15. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traffic control people will guide motorists through the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6, Section 1 through downtown Tatamagouche, and Section 2 from the Cumberland County line to Bayhead, will be reduced to one lane for cold milling and paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road The intersection on Grand Lake Road near Central Supplies will be reduced to two lanes from four for traffic light installation until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. A detour is available on Prince Street. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 212 Route 212 from Pratt and Whitney Drive, east for about 7.7 kilometres, will be reduced to a one lane until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from South Side River Bourgeois Road east to Highway 104, about 7.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 242 Route 242 from Route 302 intersection at Maccan West to Lower Maccan Road, about 8.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Two sections of Highway 105, from Exit 10 west for 4.3 kilometres, and east of Big Harbour Road for about 1.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, patching and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Motorists can expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Causeway Lane Closure The Canso Causeway will be reduced to one lane for shoulder repairs until Saturday, July 18. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Motorists using the causeway should allow for extra time during the construction period. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 west of Exit 22 for about 11.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, patching and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. INVERNESS COUNTY: Broad Cove Marsh Section 3 of Broad Cove marsh from Trunk 19 north for about one kilometre will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, gravelling, pulverization, patching and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, on Louisbourg Highway south of Hornes Road will be reduced to one lane for about six kilometres for clearing, gravelling and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Sections of Trunk 10, between Wentzell Road and Barss Corner Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 31. Traffic will be directed by flashing lights, barrels, and traffic cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A detour is available on Lower Branch Road. Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 Fax: 902-563-0540 -30- KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Oak Island Road (Avonport Roundabout) to Hantsport Ttown line, about 8.1 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236 from the Hants County line to Princeport Road will be reduced to one lane for about eight kilometres for paving and shouldering until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Southampton Road Southampton Road from the Amherst town line west to Route 302 for about nine kilometres will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Hiltz Road to William Conley Road between Pembroke and Walton will have traffic interruptions for repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-424-7116 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: MacDonald Road and Nappan Road MacDonald Road underpass 1.3 kilometres south of Route 204, and Nappan Road underpass one kilometre south of Route 204, will have one lane closures until Tuesday, Aug. 4, for cold planing, joint replacement and bridge deck repaving. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane until Friday, July 31, to replace the bridge. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people are on site. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, from 318 overpass to Akerley Boulevard, including ramps, will be reduced to one lane for about 11 kilometres for paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. There will be no work from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. westbound, and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. eastbound. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 336, Upper Musquodoboit Route 336, from the intersection with Route 224 to the Colchester County line, about 9.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and drainage improvement until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Prospect Street to Lakeside Road, about 5.2 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and shouldering until Thursday, Aug. 20. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, from the Tusket interchange east about 4.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and shouldering until Friday, July 31. Traffic delays are expected and cyclists should use extra caution because of the rough surface. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-749-2244 Local Area Office: 902-667-6818 Fax: 902-447-2891 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Scotch Lake Road Scotch Lake Road from Route 223, east for 7.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. A detour is available on Route 223. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 101 Highway 101 from Beaver Bank interchange west for about three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane in both directions for planing, repaving, and guardrail work until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: South River Lake Road South River Lake Road will have alternating one-lane closures for upgrading, gravelling and repaving, from 2.9 kilometres west of the North Ogden Road east for 6.4 kilometres, until Monday, August 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: West North River Road The West North River Road overpass on Highway 104, will be reduced to one lane until Wednesday, July 29. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 PICTOU COUNTY: Limerock Road – Wooden Bridge Replacement Limerock Road will be closed to replace a small wooden bridge from Monday, July 20 until Friday, July 31. A detour is available on Mackay and Nelson Road. RICHMOND COUNTY: D’Escousse Cap La Ronde Road in the Town of D’Escousse, from the intersection of Route 320 and Poirierville west for about 5.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing, cold planning, gravelling and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-893-5760 Fax: 902-893-6103 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116center_img Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-6747 RICHMOND COUNTY: Bona Road Bona Road, from Rocky Bay Road to Cap La Ronde Road in the Town of D’Escousse will be reduced to one lane for clearing, cold planing, gravelling and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Spanks Bridge Spanks Bridge on the Larry’s River Road at West Cooks Cove will be out of service except to local traffic for repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. A detour is available on Mountain Road and Trunk 16. Trans-Canada Trail users are advised that the Spanks Bridge is closed and to use caution when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7092 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Section 2 of Trunk 19, for about 50 metres north of Blackstone Road, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, gravelling, pulverization, patching and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Chebogue Road Chebogue Road, from the intersection of Wyman Road south to the Yarmouth town line about 8.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for pulverizing and repaving until Friday, July 24. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 335/Dennis Point Wharf Road Route 335 in West Pubnico, from the intersection of Rock Road south for about 3.7 kilometres and Dennis Point Wharf Road, will be reduced to one lane for ditching and repaving until Monday, Aug. 3. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Greenhill Drive to about 800 metres past Meadows Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and planing until Monday, Aug. 31. Motorists are advised of delays and to use an alternate route if possible. Planing will take about two weeks and is expected to end on Wednesday, July 22. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Highway 104 access on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from Route 395 south will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, gravelling, pulverization, patching and repaving until Monday, August 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Big Baddeck Road, about five kilometres north of Old Margaree Road, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Aug. 31 for repaving. A detour route is available on Old Margaree Road loop. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6818 Fax: 902-447-2891 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville is closed for structural repairs. KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 HANTS COUNTY: Eastbound Ramp, Exit 8, Highway 101 Traffic on the eastbound on and off ramps of Highway 101 at Exit 8 near Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for bridge painting. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset each day. Traffic control people and signs are on site. The work is scheduled to be completed Friday, July 24. Drivers using the connector road to the eastbound lanes of Highway 101 at Exit 8 should allow for extra time during this period. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: River Philip Bridge River Philip Bridge eastbound on Highway 104, about one kilometre off the Oxford Interchange, will be reduced to one lane until Thursday, July 23, to replace a bridge rail on the south side. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until summer because of flooding damage. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 PICTOU COUNTY: Gairlock Lake Road Gairlock Lake Road will be closed except to local traffic until Friday, July 24, for a wooden box culvert replacement. A detour is available on Millbrook and Sutherland Road. KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 between Exit 10 and Exit 11 will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Delays are expected with stop times of up to 30 minutes depending on traffic volumes. There is an alternate route on Trunk 1 at Exit 10 at Grand Pre and Exit 11 at Greenwich. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be available until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and advance warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Stewiacke Road Stewiacke Road at Murphy Culvert, about 14.1 kilometres east of Alton Road, will be closed to replace two culverts until Thursday, July 23. Signs are in place. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route. PICTOU COUNTY: Mount William Road Mount William Road, from Highway 104 about 5.3 kilometres to Granton-Abercrombie Road, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, cement work and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236 from Route 354 in Kennetcook to Bishop Road, about 6.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from dawn to dark. Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Gerards Brook Bridge Gerards Brook Bridge on Terra Nova Road near Louisbourg water treatment plant will be closed until Friday, July 24, for bridge replacement. A detour route is available on Trunk 22, Louisbourg Highway. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 southbound will be reduced to one lane from Exit 4B to Exit 3, including ramps, for about 4.6 kilometres. Work will include replacing the jersey barrier and widening, patching and repaving the highway until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 252 Route 252 at Skye Glen will be reduced to one lane for guardrail work and ditching until Saturday, July 25. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Officer: 902-625-4200 902-625-1946 HANTS COUNTY: Sangsters Bridge Sangsters Bridge, on Sangsters Bridge Road connecting Upper Falmouth and Trunk 14, will be closed for repairs until Wednesday, Sept. 30. A detour route is available through the Town of Windsor. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 near Ben Eoin will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, grading and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the construction zone. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 from the Yarmouth-Digby County line west for about 4.1 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Friday, July 31. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. Motorists are advised of delays and to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Brown Road Lake Brook Bridge on Brown Road will be closed for replacement from Monday, July 20 until Wednesday, July 29. A detour is available on Parker Mountain Road or Young’s Mountain Road. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 8 Sections of Trunk 8 in the Kempt-Maitland Bridge area will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 24. Traffic will be directed by flashing lights, barrels, and traffic cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 PICTOU COUNTY: Granton-Abercrombie Road Granton-Abercrombie Road, from Trunk 4 north about 4.2 kilometres to the railway crossing near the Michelin Plant, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, gravelling and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Rainsforth Road Rainsforth Road will be closed for repairs on Rainsforth Bridge until further notice. A detour is in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Keltic Drive Keltic Drive from the railway tracks west for five kilometres will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. A detour is available on Highway 125. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-825-7311 Fax: 902-825-3593last_img read more

Raju Gehlot dodge cops till his last breath

first_imgNEW DELHI: He breathed his last but the Delhi Police couldn’t get a whiff of their one of the most unsolved murder mystery’s prime accused till he was alive.Raju gehlot, the man who was accused of murdering Neetu Solanki whose body was found stuffed in a bag at New Delhi railway station in 2011 died natural death at a Gurugram hospital. The case gained publicity after a peacock tattoo was found on the abdomen of the deceased girl. She was identified by the family with the help of that tattoo. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkHowever, on June 21, his colleagues brought him to a Gurugram hospital and admitted him with liver ailment. It was just before his death that he revealed his true identity to his friends and asked them to call his family. He was living with a disguised identity for eight years now and left no trail for Delhi Police to follow. All these years the family’s phone numbers were kept on surveillance but Raju Gehlot was too smart for Delhi Police and never gave a lead. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe movements of the family were tracked but to no avail. Raju always got the better of the professional cops but remained untraced until he breathed last in the hospital. Gehlot and Solanki lived together at a rented accommodation in Hari Nagar, and he had allegedly killed her after a heated argument. A proclaimed offender, he carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head. According to police, on February 11, the day Solanki’s body was found, Gehlot made several calls to his cousin, Shokeen. Gehlot allegedly confessed to the murder to Shokeen, and asked for his car to dispose of the body, police said. Shokeen refused to lend his car, instead of handed him over some money. Solanki then boarded an autorickshaw and went to the New Delhi railway station Paharganj side.last_img read more

Kinder Morgan Canada income falls despite rise in pipeline and terminals revenue

first_imgCALGARY — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is reporting second-quarter income from continuing operations of $21.6 million, a decrease of $1.9 million from the second quarter of 2018.Earnings were boosted in the second quarter of 2018 by the gain on the sale of an Edmonton area pipeline segment, resulting in an apparent five per cent decline in the recent period.Excluding that gain, however, the segment was actually up 15 per cent, driven by storage capacity additions at its Edmonton terminal joint venture, the company said. Kinder Morgan says revenue rose in the three months ended June 30 to $104.9 million, up from $95.7 million in the same period of 2018, thanks to strong performance from its pipelines and terminals.Kinder Morgan Canada announced in May it had decided to remain a stand-alone public company after a strategic review of options that could have included the sale of part or all of the corporation.The company was spun off from its American parent, Kinder Morgan, Inc., in mid-2017 to raise money to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but it sold the pipeline and its expansion project to the federal government for $4.5 billion last summer.last_img read more

Sri Lankas failure to prevent disruption of UN work unacceptable – Ban

“The Secretary-General finds it unacceptable that the Sri Lankan authorities have failed to prevent the disruption of the normal functioning of the United Nations offices in Colombo as a result of unruly protests organized and led by a cabinet minister of the Government,” a statement issued by his spokesperson said. The protests in the capital, in which hundreds of people took part, were led by Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who reportedly said today he will not eat until the UN disbands the advisory panel it set up last month.Mr. Ban set up the three-member panel to advise him on accountability issues relating to alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the final stages of the conflict that ended last year between the Government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). “The Secretary-General calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to live up to its responsibilities towards the United Nations as host country, so as to ensure continuation of the vital work of the Organization to assist the people of Sri Lanka without any further hindrance,” said the statement. It added that in light of the evolving situation, Mr. Ban is recalling the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Neil Buhne, to New York for consultations. He has also decided to close the Regional Centre in Colombo of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 8 July 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the Sri Lankan Government to ensure that the United Nations can carry out its work in the country without disruption, after a cabinet minister announced he is staging a hunger strike outside its offices in Colombo which have been the scene of protests for several days. read more

UN visitors entrance closed tours suspended because of suspicious package

Although results from a canine team were negative, one initial reading for radiation caused concern. Subsequent tests for radiation did not show anything unusual and the New York Police and Fire Departments were called in to help inspect the package.Further tests conducted by the New York Bomb Squad, the radiation unit and the Department for Environmental Protection came back negative and the visitors’ entrance was reopened and tours resumed in the afternoon.

Locked doors a sign of China worksafety failings

first_imgA FIRE BREAKS out in a Chinese factory, and panicked workers discover one exit after another is locked.That describes not only the poultry plant fire that killed 119 people Monday, but a toy-factory blaze that left 87 workers dead 20 years earlier.The accident site after a fire occurred at the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, northeast China’s Jilin Province. At least 43 people were killed in the poultry processing plant fire. Pic: Xinhua/Wang Haofei)The similarities between the two worst factory fires in China’s history suggest that little has changed for industrial workers even as the country has transformed its economy.The bolted doors, clearly a violation of Chinese law, are emblematic of the often callous approach to worker safety in China that leads to frequent industrial disasters and an annual death toll in the tens of thousands.While the country’s increasingly sophisticated economy has surged into second place globally behind the United States, industrial safety conditions often more closely resemble those in struggling impoverished nations such as Bangladesh, where more than 1,100 people died in an April garment factory collapse.“Throughout China’s modern economic development, there has really been very little consideration for the rights and interests of the workers,” said Li Qiang, executive director of New York-based China Labor Watch, which closely tracks working conditions in China.WreckageInspectors combed through the charred wreckage of the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Co’s processing plant, where fire raced through a chicken processing room in just three minutes on Monday morning.It was one of China’s worst recent industrial disasters. The death toll is the highest since a September 2008 mining cave-in that claimed 281 lives, and closely followed two other industrial blazes in the past five days that killed two workers.Workers quoted in state media said exits were locked to secure the property and to keep them from stepping outside for breaks, despite the requirement in Article 24 of China’s emergency response law requiring that safety exits be kept open and clearly marked. China’s labour law also mandates safe working conditions.Only a single door was open to permit escape. Workers trampled each other in the dark trying to get out.Residents look on as rescue efforts continue near a poultry processing plant that was engulfed by a fire in northeast China’s Jilin province’s Mishazi township. Pic: AP PhotoConditionsThe conditions closely resembled those at the Zhili toy factory in the southern city of Shenzhen where 87 young workers were killed in 1993. Exits at the toy factory also were locked, allegedly to prevent theft.The Zhili factory’s owners allegedly bribed inspectors to overlook safety violations, including putting the workers’ dormitory, factory and warehouse all in the same building. The owners served brief prison sentences.Initial reports said the poultry plant fire appeared to have been sparked by an explosion caused by leaking ammonia, a chemical kept pressurized as part of the cooling system in meat processing plants. The fire broke out during a shift change when about 350 workers were at the plant.The plant’s owner and managers have been taken into police custody while a special Cabinet investigation team looks into the causes of the disaster, according to state broadcaster CCTV and other Chinese media.George said ensuring that exits are unlocked and unimpeded is the responsibility of local government safety officials. But she said they rarely bother to carry out checks and compliance is largely left to factory managers.The law requires a safe working place, but these employers are under little pressure to ensure that. Firefighters and medical staff prepare to remove body bags that appears to contain the bodies of those killed by a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China’s Jilin province’s Mishazi township. Pic: AP PhotoChina has a raft of laws on workplace safety, but they are often vague and enforcement is lax, said Geoffrey Crothall, spokesman for Hong Kong-based China Labor Bulletin, which also monitors industrial conditions.He said that in addition, industrialists are often linked in a web of corruption and cronyism with local bureaucrats.Jilin province, where the plant was located, has ordered a wide-ranging crackdown on fire safety violations and checks on mines and industries dealing with fireworks and dangerous chemicals.Established in 2009, Jilin Baoyuanfeng produces 67,000 tons of processed chicken per year and employs about 1,200 people. The plant is located outside the city of Dehui, a poultry center about 800 kilometres northeast of China’s capital, Beijing.In addition to the 119 dead, several dozen people were being treated for burns and for inhalation of toxic gases such as ammonia.A water canon hoses down the roof of a poultry processing plant after a major fire. Pic: AP PhotoChinese workers have little power to demand safety improvements because they cannot effectively unionise. China has only one official Communist Party-controlled trade union, whose local branches work closely with officials and company management.Chinese statistics show a gradual decline in the number of industrial accidents, but the death toll remains alarmingly high. The State Administration of Work Safety said worker deaths fell from 79,552 in 2010 to 75,572 in 2011, before dipping by another 5 percent last year.The greatest improvements have come in China’s notoriously deadly coal mining industry.Read: Death toll from Chinese poultry plant blaze climbs to 120>last_img read more

Trois cantons suisses demandent larrêt de la centrale française de Fessenheim

first_imgTrois cantons suisses demandent l’arrêt de la centrale française de FessenheimMercredi 30 mars, la chancellerie du canton suisse du Jura a déclaré que sa demande d’arrêter la centrale nucléaire alsacienne de Fessenheim, jointe à celles déjà émises par deux autres cantons, sera présentée prochainement aux autorités françaises.Suivant l’exemple des cantons de Bâle-Ville et de Bâle-Campagne, en Suisse, celui du Jura demande lui aussi l’arrêt de la centrale nucléaire française de Fessenheim, située dans le Haut-Rhin, à 15 kilomètres au nord-est de Mulhouse. Motifs : non seulement il s’agit de la plus vieille centrale nucléaire française (mise en service en 1977), mais en outre, elle est située dans une des régions présentant la plus grande activité sismique d’Europe centrale, et ne se trouve qu’à environ 60 kilomètres du canton helvétique du Jura.Le souhait exprimé est d’interrompre au moins provisoirement le fonctionnement de l’installation, afin de réévaluer les risques qu’elle représente pour la population. La triple demande sera remise au ministre français chargé des collectivités territoriales, Philippe Richert (également président du Conseil régional d’Alsace). Doris Leuthard, ministre suisse de l’Environnement, devrait également aborder le sujet avec son homologue français Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (actuellement en visite au Japon avec Nicolas Sarkozy) lors de la prochaine rencontre ministérielle entre les deux pays. Le 31 mars 2011 à 11:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Strange DeepSea Shark Older Than Most Dinosaurs Caught on Video

first_imgStay on target Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida Researchers recently captured footage of the strange bluntnose sixgill shark on a deep-sea submarine exploration and it is a jaw-dropping sight.According to a team from OceanX, an ocean exploration initiative, and Florida State University, the bluntnose sixgill shark is an ancient species that is older than most dinosaurs and is a main deep-sea ecosystem predator. While the team recorded video of the mysterious creature in the Bahamas, they were also able to tag it from a submarine for the first time, Fox News reported. OceanX shared a video of the cool moment on Facebook, which has received more than 31,000 views.center_img “Because bluntnose sixgills are a deep sea species, it’s hard on them physiologically to be tagged in this way. In their typical life cycle, they won’t experience daylight, and very rarely will they feel the low pressure, warmer temperatures of surface waters,” OceanX wrote in a blog post. “Typically, the data obtained after surface tagging of a six gill is believed to be skewed, as the shark does not return to its natural behaviors for some time after the tagging.”Filming and tagging this rare ocean animal wasn’t an easy task. Two previous attempts to tag a bluntnose sixgill shark didn’t work out, however, OceanX was determined to make it happen on the third try. There were a couple of mishaps during the third attempt, however, the fourth night was successful after the team tagged a large male bluntnose sixgill shark underwater.Next, the team plans to study the bluntnose sixgill shark’s behavior and movement patterns once data is collected from the animal.More on Geek.com:Watch: Shark Swallowed Whole During Underwater Feeding FrenzyDNA From Shark Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years LaterWatch: Drone Captures Shark ‘Stalking’ Surfers at Australian Beachlast_img read more

Report Wildlife refuges need more staff

first_imgPORTLAND — Hundreds of national wildlife refuges that provide critical habitat for migratory birds and other species are crippled by a staffing shortage that has curtailed educational programs, hampered the fight against invasive species and weakened security at facilities that attract nearly 50 million visitors annually, a group of public employees and law enforcement said Wednesday.Staffing at the nation’s 565 wildlife refuges and related properties shrank nearly 15 percent in the past decade, and more than one-third of those locations don’t have any staff on site, the Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said. More than half of the refuges no longer have their own managers and have been combined into massive “complexes” that are overseen by someone who might be hundreds of miles away, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit alliance.The report raises concerns about staffing given the recent armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote southeast Oregon. More than two dozen people occupied the refuge’s headquarters in January, launching a 41-day standoff with authorities that ended two weeks after one of them was fatally shot.The crisis set off alarm bells and prompted officials to spend $6 million from an already-tight budget to add law enforcement officers on preserves scattered in remote locations across the West, said David Houghton, president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Many refuges are patrolled by a single officer who covers several states.Some refuge managers have since sent their law enforcement officers to additional training or updated security plans.“People are paying attention to that whole dynamic. I only have one law enforcement officer here and she covers the entire range of refuges, and she’s by herself,” said Michelle Potter, who manages seven refuges and three other habitats in the Long Island, N.Y., area. “I worry about safety.”last_img read more

Report says FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russians

first_imgWASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests, The New York Times reported Friday.The report cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security, and they also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russia or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.The Times reports that FBI agents and some top officials became suspicious of Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign but didn’t launch an investigation at that time because they weren’t sure how to approach such a sensitive and important probe, according to the sources. But Trump’s behavior in the days around Comey’s May 2017 firing, specifically two instances in which he seemed to tie Comey’s ousting to the Russia investigation, helped trigger the counterintelligence part of the investigation, according to the Times’ sources.Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel soon after Comey’s firing. The overall investigation is looking into Russian election interference and whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with the Russians.last_img read more

Murkowski Senate had duty to approve spending bill avoid government shutdown

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski. (Photo by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media)U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski on Thursday touted the Senate’s passing of a spending bill, avoiding a possible government shutdown.Listen nowThe $1 trillion omnibus appropriations legislation would keep the government running until September. It passed the Senate 79-18.Murkowski is a member of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. She said the bill addresses Alaskans’ needs and that a shutdown would have been disastrous, even if President Trump seemed to welcome the possibility earlier this week in a tweet.“I don’t think that there is ever a good time to say that we should shut the government down,” Murkowski said. “I think our responsibility, our obligation, is to govern. It’s to keep the wheels on the bus.”The bill continues funding for Essential Air Service and to keep the 4-25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team intact at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage. It also includes an Alaska Mental Health Trust land exchange in Southeast.The spending bill lacks the steep domestic spending cuts President Trump proposed for 2018, but Murkowski said it’s still a responsible use of taxpayer dollars.The bill now goes to the president.last_img read more

London attacker known as nice guy

first_imgA residential building in Quayside, Winson Green in Birmingham connected to Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood which was raided overnight by anti-terror police on 23 March, 2017. Photo: AFPThe man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in Wednesday’s deadly assault outside Britain’s parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.Known by “a number of aliases”, London’s Metropolitan Police said he had been convicted for a string of offences but none of them terror-related.Born on Christmas Day 1964 in Kent in southeast England, Masood had been living in the West Midlands where armed police have staged several raids since the attack, storming properties in the city of Birmingham.Over the course of two decades, Masood chalked up a range of convictions for assault, grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences, police said, with the offences taking place between 1983 and 2003.But Masood had never been convicted of terrorism offences and “was not the subject of any investigations,” the police said, noting there was “no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack”.At 52, his age has been highlighted by commentators as unusual, with most Islamist extremists behind similar attacks far younger.UK prime minister Theresa May said he was once investigated by the intelligence service MI5 “in relation to concerns about violent extremism”.Although the police believe Masood acted alone, the Islamic State group claimed he was one of its “soldiers” acting on a call to target countries fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria.‘A nice guy’ -Masood rented the car used in the attack from the Solihull branch of Enterprise, on the outskirts of Birmingham, the company confirmed in a statement.According to the BBC, he told the car rental company that he was a teacher.“He was a nice guy. I used to see him outside doing his garden,” Iwona Romek, a former neighbour of his told the Birmingham Mail.“He had a wife, a young Asian woman and a small child who went to school,” she added, pointing out that the family had abruptly moved out of their house in Winson Green, a neighbourhood in western Birmingham, around Christmas.Other media have reported that he was a married father-of-three.last_img read more

Boy dies after falling off moving bus in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: A teenage boy died Thursday morning after allegedly falling off a moving bus in the south -eastern part of the city, a senior police officer said. Around 7.30am, Akshay Kumar (14) apparently lost balance and fell off the bus when it was passing through Gobinda Chandra Khatik Road near Grace Ling Liang English School in Topsia Police Station area, he said. “The boy was rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. We have initiated an investigation into the matter,” the officer added.last_img read more

Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service NisSrvexe information

first_imgMicrosoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) information by Martin Brinkmann on August 29, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: August 23, 2017 – 7 commentsIf you open the task manager on a device running a recent version of Windows, you may notice the Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) as one of the tasks running on the PC.It may not be clear immediately if the process is legitimate or not, and what its purpose is. If you run Windows 10, you can expand the name to get Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service listed underneath the original entry.Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service is a module of Microsoft security software. Which program depends on the version of Windows; on Windows 10 it is the built-in Windows Defender for instance.The module is a legitimate process, provided that it is located in the right directory on the Windows machine.The easiest way to find out about that is to right-click on the item and select open file location from the context menu.The location that opens should be C:\Program Files\Windows Defender and the file in question NisSrv.exe on Windows 10 machines. On earlier versions of Windows, the location is different as a different program may be used for security. Windows 7 users should find the file listed under c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisSrv.exe” for instance.If you are unsure about the legitimacy of the file, you may want to run additional verification checks. One option that you have is to upload it to Virustotal.com to have it scanned for malicious content.You may also use the information provided by the Windows Services Manager to verify the legitimacy of the process and file.Open the Services Manager afterwards to look up additional information on the service:Tap on the Windows-key, type services.msc and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard.Locate Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service and double-click on the entry to open the properties.Information listed there include:Service Name: WdNisSvcDisplay Name: Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection ServicePath to excutable: “C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\NisSrv.exe”Description: Helps guard against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly discovered vulnerabilities in network protocolsThe Network Inspection System is a real-time protection module that monitors network traffic for malicious patterns. You can check out this Microsoft Technet article from 2013 for information on the feature.Microsoft launched the feature back in October 2012 in Microsoft Security Essentials, and it has been a part of Microsoft’s security solutions ever since.Can you disable the Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service?Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service is linked to Windows Defender’s real-time protection. You may turn off real-time protection, but it is only temporarily according to the Windows Defender Security Center.Real-time protectionLocates and stops malware from installing or running on your device. You can turn off this setting for a short time before it turns back on automatically.So, there is no direct way of disabling the network realtime inspection service using Windows Defender’s settings.Note: The service cannot be disabled.Generally speaking, it is recommended to keep the service activated. If it causes issues on a machine, you may want to consider switching to another antivirus solution instead as this will disable Windows Defender on the machine.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) informationDescriptionThe troubleshooting guide offers information on the Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service (NisSrv.exe) on Windows 10 machines.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more