CBSE hikes exam fees SCST general category to pay more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200, while the amount has been doubled for those from the general category, who will now have to pay Rs 1,500.The students appearing for the Class 10 board exams are registered for it when in Class 9, and those appearing for Class 12 are registered when in Class 11. The board notified the changes in the fees last week and has asked the schools who had already begun the registration process and charged students as per the old fee structure, to now collect the difference in amount. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAccording to the revised norms, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students will have to pay Rs 1,200 for five subjects, while earlier they were supposed to pay Rs 50 for the same, a hike of 24 times. The general category students who were paying Rs 750 earlier, will now pay Rs 1,500 for five subjects. “The fees is applicable for both Class 10 and 12 examinations,” a senior CBSE official said. For appearing for an additional subject in Class 12 board examination, the SC and ST students who were earlier not supposed to pay any extra fee will now have to pay Rs 300. General category students will also have to pay Rs 300 for an additional subject, instead of Rs 150 earlier.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP seek publics assistance in locating missing youth

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Dana Buckley.According to RCMP, Buckley was last seen in the Grande Prairie Area on July 21, 2019.Buckley is described as: Female5’4″Approximately 120 lbsLong brown hairRCMP say there is a concern for her well-being.Anyone with information on Buckley’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img

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The Latest: Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lands initial flight

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on initial flight of aircraft with world’s longest wingspan (all times local):10:20 a.m.A giant aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan has landed after its first ever flight.The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet landed two hours after taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port early Saturday.Founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, Stratolaunch is vying to be a contender in the satellite launch market.The aircraft is designed to release rockets attached to the centre of its enormous wing, which stretches 385 feet (117 metres) from tip to tip — a longer wingspan than any other aircraft.___9:30 a.m.A giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan has taken off from California on its first flight.The massive, twin-fuselage Stratolaunch jet designed to air-launch rockets into orbit lifted off from Mojave Air and Space Port early Saturday.Founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, Stratolaunch is vying to be a contender in the satellite launch market.The aircraft is designed to release rockets attached to the centre of its enormous wing, which stretches 385 feet (117 metres) from tip to tip — a longer wingspan than any other aircraft.Stratolaunch recently dropped plans to develop its own line of rockets and will focus on launching Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus XL.Allen died in October 2018.The Associated Press read more

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Cargill faces Alberta environmental charges over wastewater tests at beef plant

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 24, 2014 4:38 pm MDT EDMONTON – The company that owns and operates the largest beef processing plant in Canada is facing environmental charges in Alberta.The province is accusing Cargill Limited of failing to immediately report a case where samples from the company’s High River plant’s industrial waste water system were allegedly falsified.The government is also charging a man who no longer works at Cargill in connection with the April 2012 allegations.The charges under Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act could result in fines or other penalties.Cargill says the test results were compromised during a time when its waste water treatment system was being improved.The company says it conducted its own internal investigation and reported its finding to Alberta officials.“Following the report, Cargill implemented the necessary corrective actions that would have the facility back into compliance with regulations,” Cargill said in a statement from Winnipeg“Throughout this process Cargill co-operated fully with government officials.”Cargill and Pushp Pal Singh of Calgary are to appear in Okotoks provincial court on the charges May 27.Alberta Environment officials declined comment. Cargill faces Alberta environmental charges over wastewater tests at beef plant read more

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Londoners to hold vigil on Monday evening and minutes silence on Tuesday

first_imgThe Union flag is flown at half mast in Downing StreetCredit:PA The UK will observe a minute’s silence on Tuesday, June 6, and flags will remain at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings, Downing Street has announced.The silence will be held at 11am in remembrance of those killed and hurt by the attacks in London on Saturday evening.Londoners can also attend a vigil in Potters Fields Park beside City Hall tomorrow evening from 6pm. The Union flag is flown at half mast in Downing Street Flags across the country have already been flying at half mast after seven people were killed in a van and knife rampage by three terrorists on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market in Southwark. The event was announced on the Mayor of London’s website with the message: “The Mayor invites all Londoners – and everyone visiting our city – to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives in Saturday’s attack, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life.”We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism.”Members of the public will be able to lay floral tributes at the flagpoles at City Hall.” The attack comes only two months after Khalid Masood mowed down crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing five people and less than two weeks after Salman Abedi killed 22 when he blew himself up at an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester. 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

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Victorian women wore convertible skirts so they could ride bikes without abuse

first_imgAlice Bygrave, a dressmaker from Brixton, south London, registered patents for a skirt with a dual pulley system sewn into its seams.Other designs from the era include a three-part cycling suit with a concealed system of loops and buttons to elevate the skirt, and a garment known as the Hyde Park Safety Skirt which gathered fabric at intervals by a series of side buttons.Mary and Sarah Pease, sisters from York, patented a skirt that could be quickly converted into a fashionable high-collar cape.Dr Jungnickel’s research is presented in a new book, ‘Bicycles and Bloomers’, released today.“I am delighted to have been able to recreate these inventions and to research these women, and I look forward to sharing this through my book and summer tour,” she said. Victorian women invented “convertible skirts” with secret pulley mechanisms to allow them to cycle freely, a university academic has found.While bicycles were popular among middle and upper-class women in the nineteenth century, restrictive skirts and dresses meant that it could be dangerous to cycle.It was common for long skirts and dresses to catch in bicycle wheels, or catch in pedals.Onlookers often hurled abuse and stones at female cyclists, while conservative social attitudes meant that it was unacceptable to appear in public wearing trousers.Dr Kat Jungnickel, a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, said convertible skirts allowed women to secretly switch between their walking and cycling identities without being harassed. The Bygrave 'Convertible Skirt' was developed in London One skirt, developed in York, converts into a fashionable Victorian capeCredit:Charlotte Barnes The Bygrave ‘Convertible Skirt’ was developed in Londoncenter_img One skirt, developed in York, converts into a fashionable Victorian cape Her research shows the invention of dresses with pulleys, concealed loops and buttons which made travel easier and safer.Women riding bicycles were able to get around more quickly, without being chaperoned in public by a man.As part of her project, Dr Jungnickel recreated some of the designs and tested them with vintage bicycles.“The bicycle in Victorian Britain is often celebrated as a vehicle of women’s liberation,” Dr Jungnickel said.“But less is noted about another vehicle through which women forged new mobile public lives – cycle wear.”Dr Jungnickel’s research is focussed on the cities of London, York, Maidenhead and Bristol, and tells the story of six women who built women’s cycling clothes.“Patented convertible cycle wear is an exciting example of women’s inventive contributions to cycling’s past,” she said.“As these stories reveal, women responded to the social, material and technical challenges to their freedom of movement with vivid creativity. They actively and directly worked with and around barriers that sought to prevent them from cycling and engaging more broadly in public life.” 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

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Canadian mining sector provided C40 billion to GDP in 2008 – Facts

first_imgDespite the impacts of the worldwide recession on the Canadian mining sector – with some 32 operations closed or suspended over a half year period – the industry remains a significant contributor to the economy, providing C$40 billion to the country’s GDP in 2008 and employing 351,000 workers in mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing. This is reported in the Facts and Figures 2009 publication, which shows mining’s contribution to the economy. In conjunction with the release of the report, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has urged governments at the 66th annual Mines Ministers meeting to take action to sustain Canada’s mining industry. While mining is important in remote communities, it also generates prosperity in Canada’s larger cities. It is estimated that 3,140 suppliers provide equipment, consumables and expertise to the industry, including hundreds of manufacturing, engineering, geotechnical, environmental and financial firms.The MAC also says it is an important contributor to government coffers. According to a recent study by ENTRANS Consultants, highlighted in the report, the industry paid a record-high C$11.5 billion in taxes and royalties to F/P/T governments in 2008. While these payments will likely decline in 2009, the MAC says it is now, more than ever, that Federal and Provincial Mines Ministers must work together to ensure long-term stability of this important sector.MAC: “It is critically important that Canada’s natural resource ministers maintain and enhance their dedication to economic development. In this sense, advocacy for infrastructure projects, for improved regulatory efficiency, for more open access to land, for northern development, and for tax incentives to encourage increased investment, among other objectives, remains fundamental to the mandate of natural resource ministers.”“Minerals and metals help build the products and infrastructure essential to modern life. The mineral exploration and mining industry makes a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy, including through payments to governments, and its output is fundamental to the emergence of clean energy technologies,” said Gordon Peeling, President and CEO of the MAC.Peeling: “The Canadian industry faces competitiveness challenges, both at the raw materials and value-added processing stage. By focusing on the priority areas, Canada’s Mines Ministers can contribute significantly to a stronger Canadian industry.”last_img read more

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50 quadrocopters perform choreographed LED light show

first_imgImagine that you glance up to the night sky one evening only to see points of light dancing and swooping among the stars. A UFO? Low flying planes? One possibility that would probably never cross your mind is that a swarm of quadrocopters is putting on a show. At the Voestalpine Klangwolke Cloud in the Net festival in Austria, a fleet of 50 quadrocopters was on hand to entertain and amaze.The performance was put on by Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ascending Technologies. They used the AscTec Hummingbird, all 50 of which were carefully programmed to run through a carefully choreographed routine. Each of these tiny flying robots weighs in at 500g and has four independently controlled rotors capable of propelling the copter at 50km/h with a 200g payload. Dual ARM7 processors and a GPS chip allow complex maneuvers to be planned ahead of time. This is not the sort of craft you would control in real time.Each quadrocopter was equipped with a multicolor LED, special radio receivers, and modified firmware. The result is a series of floating, spinning shapes up in the sky. With 50 vehicles, the team was able to create some pretty awesome synchronized maneuvers. In fact, this was the largest number of synchronized quadrocopters ever flown. A few years ago this would have been a prohibitively expensive endeavor, but the cost of robotic vehicles like the Hummingbird are coming down. There is no reason that the same techniques used here couldn’t be applied to an even larger swarm of via IEEE Spectrumlast_img read more

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Burn ban implemented in Camas and Washougal

first_imgThe Camas-Washougal Fire Department has joined the rest of Clark County in implementing a recreational burn ban as the region’s protracted heat wave continues.The ban affects both Camas and Washougal, though charcoal, gas, and propane grills and fireplaces are still allowed.Burn bans are more strict in Vancouver, Battle Ground and unincorporated Clark County. Those jurisdictions banned campfires, outdoor fireplaces and chimney-type devices. Cooking outside with approved propane or charcoal barbecues is still allowed.The bans come as the region deals with an extended stretch of unseasonably hot weather. The temperature has reached at least 90 degrees for 13 days this month, and forecasters are predicting a high of 97 today and 91 Tuesday.Only 0.02 inch of rain has fallen in Vancouver this month. No rain is in the forecast through Sunday.The county’s fire marshal encouraged residents to create space around their homes to prevent wildfires from spreading to structures, or vice versa. Here are some measures people can take in rural and urban areas:last_img read more

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Zoo trains return following makeover

first_imgAfter a four-month makeover in Ridgefield, a celebrity couple have returned home with all the bells and whistles.And don’t forget about custom paint jobs and updated power plants for a steam powered locomotive and a diesel fueled Zooliner. It was all part of the work when two historic railroad engines from the Oregon Zoo train were refurbished at Pacific Power Group.Following completion of the project, the Old West-style Centennial steam locomotive and the retro-modern Zooliner were loaded onto flatbed trailers this week and trucked to the Oregon Zoo in Portland.The two iconic engines are on schedule to be part of ZooLights, the annual winter lights display, which opens Nov. 28, zoo spokesman Hova Najarian said.Both engines were built to help celebrate Oregon’s centennial in 1959, although they represent vastly different eras. The Centennial steam locomotive is a reproduction — about five-eighths-scale — of the 1872 Virginia & Truckee “Reno” locomotive featured in “How the West Was Won” and dozens of other films and TV shows.The Zooliner echoed the futuristic design (by standards of the 1950s) of the Aerotrain, on a smaller scale; General Motors produced two Aerotrain locomotives that pulled trains from 1956 to 1966.last_img read more

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After misdiagnosis and amputation Anchorage woman wins 21M

first_imgThe federal government has paid an Anchorage woman more than $20 million after a bad diagnosis led to the amputation of her arms and legs.Staff at Alaska Native Medical Center in 2011 thought the woman had shingles, when she actually had a worsening skin infection and was in the early stages of sepsis. They sent her home, but several days later, Mardi Strong returned near-death, suffering septic shock. Ultimately, doctors were forced to amputate her limbs.Strong is a member of the Yakima Indian Nation and was a construction worker in Alaska. She had recently completed a two-year certificate in computer-aided design to become an engineer.Instead, in the seven years since the misdiagnosis, Strong has been seeking compensation from the Department of Justice, which represents Native hospitals in medical malpractice issues.“It’s only now that we’re able to get her the care she needs,” said Rick Vollertsen, Mardi Strong’s attorney.Vollertsen said evidence in the court fight included depositions from hospital staff taken in 2015 for the trial. Those depositions indicated, at least in 2015, that the hospital had failed to review its procedures and did not issue any discipline to the staff involved.“I was unable to ascertain from these care providers that they’d been properly trained in how to recognize sepsis or that they understood the telltale signs of sepsis,” Vollertsen said. “It’s kind of scary.”He said the money will help fund her ongoing medical needs. But the settlement should also have encouraged better practices to avoid further misdiagnoses.Alaska Native Medical Center denied that it failed to properly review the case. That’s according to a written statement the hospital issued, in which ANMC says it, “profoundly regrets the experience of Ms. Strong and her family.”“While this isolated outcome is in no way representative of the exceptional care ANMC provides to patients, we have taken the opportunity to carefully scrutinize each step of the care we provide for possible improvements,” the statement said.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage, which defended the federal government and eventually agreed to pay Strong, refused to answer any questions for this story.Vollertsen, Mardi Strong’s attorney, says the settlement amount should be enough to encourage the Department of Justice to require better follow-up from hospitals that have made such huge mistakes, which are called “sentinel events.”“So the taxpayers have paid this claim,” Vollertsen said. “The concern that I have is that the government has some weight to bring to bear on this hospital system, to mandate that the corporate culture change occurs that quality assurance principles are adopted, with vigor.”Shortly after the multi-million-dollar settlement this October, Strong was in Colorado undergoing preparations for upgraded prosthetics.Vollertsen said Thursday that yearlong process, which involves surgery and learning how to use prosthetic arms and legs, continues. Vollertsen said his client continues to heal, both emotionally and physically, now that the settlement is public and finalized.“I know it was important to her to have this case heard,” Vollertsen said.last_img read more

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Public reps play a key role in Haritha Haram success Collector

first_imgWarangal: Notwithstanding the plantation of crores of saplings every year under Haritha Haram, there is very little progress the administration can claim credit, Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil said. “In fact, the authorities are in a piquant situation unable to show even a single avenue or a block plantation that has full of trees,” he said, speaking at an awareness programme here on Tuesday. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Even though the administration has implemented Haritha Haram programme at full throttle in last few years, the desired results are a far cry, he said. “Although there was little achievement to showcase, travesty is such that we have received several national and state level awards for carrying Haritha Haram programme,” Patil said. It is high time that the people’s representatives played a proactive role in making the plantation drive a huge success, he said. Despite the presence of village-level committees for Haritha Haram, lack of monitoring led to the failure of plantation drive, the Collector said. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us As per the new norms laid in the Panchayat Raj legislation, Sarpanches and Panchayat Secretaries will have to take the responsibility of protecting saplings to the extent of 85 per cent, he said. He directed the officials to take up at least 4 kilometre avenue plantation in each gram panchayat. A gram panchayat can appoint five NREGS workers as watchers to protect the saplings, he said. The NREGS workers will be paid Rs 5,275 a month. Advertise With Us The gram panchayats and watchers who ensures 80 per cent survival rate will be provided with incentives, he added. The Collector said that best three gram panchayats in each mandal would get an incentive of Rs 5 lakh. It may be mentioned here that there are seven mandals in the Urban district. Five watchers, five field assistants, one APO, one EC and five technical assistants from each mandal who perform well for the survival of saplings would get Rs 10,000 incentive, the Collector said. Special officers, MPDOs, nodal and other officials would get certificate of appreciation, he said. Husnabad MLA V Sathish Kumar said that it is high time that the people focussed on greenery so that to keep the environment safe. Zilla Parishad chairperson M Sudheer Kumar spoke about the ill-effects of the deforestation. Chief Conservator of Forests M J Akbar said that a WhatsApp group with officials and people’s representatives would be created to spread latest techniques to e adopted in the plantation drive. Horticulture Officer Srinivas Rao said that Srigandham plants would provide additional income to farmers. He said that the government was providing saplings free of cost to farmers. Sarpanches, ZPTCs, MPPs, MPTCs, Panchayat Secretaries, Haritha Haram Nodal Officers and Mandal Special Officers were among others present.last_img read more

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Pochampallys birthday celebrated in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: The birthday of MLC and TRS State joint secretary Pochampally Srinivas Reddy, who turned 43 years on Thursday, was celebrated on a grand note here under the aegis of former SAAP Director Rajanala Srihari in Warangal. Rajanala Srihari, who cut the cake on the occasion, heaped praise on Pochampally Srinivas Reddy, popularly known as Varikol Srinivas Reddy in the erstwhile Warangal district, for his penchant for serving poor and downtrodden. “Srinivas Reddy adopted Varikol in Parkal constituency and developed it on par with the model villages and he is an affable and easily approachable person,” he said.Later, Rajanala Srihari and TRS Youth Wing leader M Parashuram distributed cakes, fruits and umbrellas to poor. TRS leaders Adepu Mahender, Pulluru Madhu, Bollam Raju, Racharla Jagan, B Surender and K Prathap were among others present.last_img read more

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Super Mario Run Didnt Meet Nintendos Expectations

first_img Super Mario Run Comes to Android This WeekSuper Mario Run Jumps to Android in March Stay on target Speaking with Japan’s Nikkei, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that Super Mario Run did not meet the company’s expectations. Though profitable, it didn’t hit its sales targets.There are a number of reasons why only five percent of Super Mario Run‘s users purchased the full game. The main one was its steep pricewall. Users can play three levels for free. If they want to unlock the rest of the levels, they have to fork over $10. Given how most mobile games rarely cost more than $5, $10 no doubt discourage many from purchasing the full thing.Super Mario Run‘s online requirements also hurt it. Users had to be connected to the internet in order to play. Though certain modes in the game require an online connection to work, most of the game is single player. It was difficult to play the game anywhere that didn’t have a WiFi connection, making it decidedly less mobile friendly.AdChoices广告Despite Super Mario Run not meeting sales expectations, Nintendo plans to continue that game’s pay model for future releases. Unlike Super Mario Run, the recently released Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play game, albeit with microtransactions. According to Kimishima, this game was a one-off. That means any upcoming mobile Nintendo games will likely cost $10.Super Mario Run was released on Android devices this week. It features new levels that users can play for free. The game will no doubt generate a good amount of profit for Nintendo, though it likely won’t help the game met its original sales figures. After all, Android users know exactly what to expect from the game and may choose to pass on it.The next Nintendo mobile title will be Animal Crossing. We don’t know much about the game or its price, but we’ll hopefully find out more later this year.last_img read more

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US Embassy denies visa to terminally ill Costa Rican who wants to

first_imgNo related posts. There are days in which Alberto Caballero, 66, can stay awake for a few hours, but there are others when he sleeps most of the time. Caballero has relied on pain medication since he was diagnosed as terminally ill with cancer in April 2012.“This is unfair,” says his wife Xinia, a naturalized U.S. citizen, who takes care of him at their home in San Francisco de Dos Ríos, a suburb southeast of San José. “He is very old and sick and no man like him should be denied the right to spend his last days with his family.”Caballero’s three daughters and seven grandchildren live in the United States, but he has not been able to spend time with them since 1998 when he was deported back to Costa Rica.Last October, the U.S. Consulate in Costa Rica rejected his immigrant visa application because of his health status and his involvement in a “crime of moral turpitude” committed in 1987.Caballero is a Peruvian-born Costa Rican citizen who emigrated at age 16 to the United States, where he raised a family, owned a home, and started his own business. In 1987, he was convicted of a felony charge involving drug trafficking, and 11 years later, he was deported after a 1996 immigration law ordered the deportation of immigrants with past legal problems in the U.S.In 1987, he was issued a deportation waiver by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which allowed Caballero to stay in the United States, but in 1998, U.S. immigration authorities applied a retroactive law and started deportation proceedings against him.“My father was the central figure in our family and he was the glue that kept everyone together”, says his daughter Patricia Williams, who resides in California. “When my father left, our family fell apart. My mother had to sell off his business because she did not know how to run it.”Now, four times a day, Xinia changes the bandage around an open tumor in her husband’s hip. As the main caregiver, she helps him shower, dress, take his medications, and attend regular doctor’s appointments. Five months ago, doctors at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José said there was no treatment available for him in Costa Rica and declared him terminally ill.  Xinia cries when she remembers the last time the family spent a Christmas together in 1997.“We have endured separation for many years and our dream is to be together again,” she says.In 2007, Caballero could not attend the funeral of his youngest daughter, Shirley, who died of cancer.After the most recent visa denial, Caballero’s only hope is to apply for humanitarian parole at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which grants foreigners admission to the U.S. for compelling humanitarian reasons.“[The consul] has no idea how much his decision has affected our family,” says Williams.The U.S. Embassy in San José does not comment on specific visa cases, but it lists criminal histories as a reason for ineligibility when applying for an immigration visa. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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hotelsIHGthailandYao Yai Resort

first_imghotelsIHGthailandYao Yai Resort InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Soraya Development Company Limited to develop the InterContinental Yao Yai Resort, in Phang Nga Bay, set between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island. Scheduled to open early 2020, the new-built 170-key InterContinental Yao Yai Resort will be situated half an hour from Phuket and Krabi airports, as well as Phuket and Krabi private piers. Offering four main room categories – 72-square metre ocean view rooms with a panoramic view suite on the top floor, complete with a plunge pool; rooms or suites suitable for families in one of three family-designated buildings featuring water slides, pool access and the brand signature Planet Trekkers Programme; 18 one-bedroom tropical units situated on the lagoon and creeks; beachfront pool villas, encompassing 10 one-bedroom, one two-bedroom, and one three-bedroom units that boast unblocked ocean views across a kilometre of beach length.Along with three restaurant and bar outlets, a gym, pool, spa and resort centre, the hotel will offer unique features including the Water Facilities Centre, high-end transfer to and from the hotel, as well as luxurious meeting facilities and intimate wedding arrangements. Special occasions can also be arranged at the private sandbank during low tide periods.last_img read more

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Former Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has

first_img Former Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The former BYU Cougar is reportedly set to fly into Seattle on Thursday to sign the contract after agreeing to the terms Wednesday night.Because the Seahawks are waiting until Thursday to officially sign Ansah, Seattle won’t have to lose any of their four 2020 compensatory picks, as unrestricted free agents signed after 4 p.m. ET on May 7 will not be used in the formula to determine compensation picks for next year’s draft. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 7 Comments   Share   Ansah will help alleviate the loss of DE Frank Clark, who the Seahawks traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on April 23.Related LinksKingsbury’s fame, style of coaching is something new for CardinalsDoug & Wolf rank the top 5 big impact Cardinals rookiesBengals WR A.J. Green calls Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson the best CBAnsah spent six years in Detroit after being drafted fifth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Lions.The soon-to-be 30-year-old spent last year on a franchise tag worth $17.143 million.Unfortunately for Ansah, a shoulder injury that required surgery only allowed him to play in seven games and could possibly keep him out until after the beginning of training camp.The defensive end has a career 48 sacks in 80 games and only has one Pro Bowl appearance that came in 2015 after recording 14.5 sacks. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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The Latest Keillor issues new statement on allega

first_imgThe Latest: Keillor issues new statement on allegations by The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2017 10:17 am PDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Feb. 19, 2016 photo, Garrison Keillor uses his phone at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to time a promo for an upcoming show. Keillor said Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. (Euan Kerr/Minnesota Public Radio via AP) center_img MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the firing of Garrison Keillor over an allegation of inappropriate behaviour (all times local):5:25 p.m.A new statement from Garrison Keillor raises questions about allegations of improper behaviour that led Minnesota Public Radio to terminate his contracts.Keillor said Wednesday he had been fired, and MPR soon confirmed the move. MPR said the allegation involved one person who worked with Keillor on “A Prairie Home Companion” before he left the show in 2016.MPR said it had no similar allegations involving other staff.In a later statement to MPR News, Keillor wrote that he has to respect the privacy “of the two employees who made the allegations.”A spokeswoman for MPR’s corporate arm didn’t immediately respond to a message to clarify whether the accusation involved one person or two.Keillor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he put his hand on the bare back of a woman he had been trying to console, and when she recoiled, he apologized.___5:10 p.m.A concert featuring Garrison Keillor has been cancelled in Massachusetts in the wake of the entertainer being fired from Minnesota Public Radio on an allegation of improper behaviour.Keillor was slated to appear in Pittsfield with the folk duo Robin and Linda Williams on Wednesday night. The duo were regular guests on Keillor’s nationally syndicated public radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.”The Berkshire Theatre Group posted on its website later Wednesday that the show had been cancelled. WAMC Northeast Public Radio had pulled out as a sponsor.Minnesota Public Radio confirmed earlier Wednesday it terminated contracts with Keillor over a single allegation reported last month.Keillor says the incident involved putting his hand on a woman’s bare back while trying to console her. Keillor says the woman recoiled, he apologized and she later told him she forgave him.___3 p.m.The musician who took over hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” when Garrison Keillor retired last year says he’s “in shock” after Keillor was fired over an accusation of improper behaviour.Chris Thile was Keillor’s hand-picked successor as host of the popular radio show. Minnesota Public Radio confirmed Wednesday it had terminated contracts with Keillor.Thile later tweeted that he knew nothing about the accusation. The mandolinist says he trusts “that the proper steps are being taken.” MPR says an outside law firm is investigating.A longtime voice actor on the show also says she never saw inappropriate behaviour by Keillor. Sue Scott was an actress on the show for 24 years. She tells The Associated Press she’s stunned by Keillor’s firing.Keillor says he was fired because he put his hand on a woman’s bare back as he tried to console her. Keillor says the woman recoiled, he apologized and she later told him she forgave him.___2 p.m.An allegation of improper behaviour by former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor is shocking his fans.Minnesota Public Radio terminated its contracts with Keillor for what they called an allegation of inappropriate behaviour. Keillor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he touched a woman’s bare back as he tried to console her, and he apologized when she recoiled.Among the local fans shocked by the news was Cindy Dina. The suburban Minneapolis woman says she admired Keillor and frequently listened to his show. She says she hopes the continuous allegations against high-profile men accused of misconduct sends a strong message to others.Kathy Wallace says wasn’t a big fan of Keillor’s show but knew his name well as a cultural icon in Minnesota. She says his firing caught her off guard.___1:05 p.m.Garrison Keillor says he was fired because he put his hand on a woman’s bare back as he tried to console her.The longtime radio host announced Wednesday he’d been fired by Minnesota Public Radio. Keillor retired from his popular show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” last year but had still worked for MPR on a variety of projects.Keillor tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an email that he was trying to pat the woman’s back after she had told him “about her unhappiness.” Keillor wrote that the woman’s shirt was open and his hand went up about 6 inches.Keillor says he apologized when the woman recoiled, and also emailed the woman an apology. He says she replied she’d forgiven him and “not to think about it.”Keillor says he considered her a friend and they remained friendly “right up until her lawyer called.”MPR declined to give any detail of the allegation against Keillor.___12:30 p.m.Minnesota Public Radio is telling members it was “the right thing to do” to fire Garrison Keillor.MPR depends heavily on member support. It sent note to supporters after Wednesday’s firing was announced, saying the organization appreciates Keillor’s contributions to the network “and to all of public radio.”The statement was signed by MPR President Jon McTaggart. It says the firing was necessary “to continue to earn your trust.”Neither MPR nor Keillor has released details about the allegation. MPR says it is a single allegation last month from a person who worked with Keillor while he was producing “A Prairie Home Companion.”Keillor retired from the show last year.___12:15 p.m.Garrison Keillor says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over a story that is “more complicated” than the version his employer heard.MPR confirmed Wednesday that it fired Keillor after he was accused of “inappropriate behaviour” last month by a person who had worked with him.Neither MPR nor Keillor has given any details about the allegation. MPR says it’s still investigating but currently has no other allegations against Keillor.He retired last year as host of his signature “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, but had continued working with MPR on other projects.Keillor says he’s deeply grateful for his years on the radio show. He says he’s 75 and doesn’t “have any interest in arguing about this.”___11:50 a.m.Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed it fired Garrison Keillor after he was accused of inappropriate behaviour.MPR says the allegation came last month from a person who worked with Keillor. MPR gave no details, but said it has no other similar allegations involving other staff.MPR says an investigation is ongoing.Keillor first announced his firing in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday. He says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” But he didn’t provide any details.MPR says it will no longer rebroadcast any Keillor-hosted editions of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor retired from the show last year. MPR also says it will change the name of the show, which is now hosted by Chris Thile.___11:22 a.m.Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behaviour.Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.”He didn’t give details of the allegation. Minnesota Public Radio didn’t immediately respond to messages.Keillor retired last year from his longtime radio show, but still produced “The Writer’s Almanac” for syndication.last_img read more

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