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Why is Nitish silent on triple talaq, asks Yogi

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s silence over triple talaq and declared that he would keep coming to Bihar till a BJP government in installed in the State in 2020.On his maiden visit to Bihar, Mr Adityanath also heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s welfare programmes and policies for the common people of the country.“Why your (Nitish Kumar) voice is not heard on the issue of triple talaq? Why hasn’t the Bihar government come out with its opinion on triple talaq?” he asked while addressing his first public meeting in Darbhanga after becoming the chief minister.Mr Adityanath was also supposed to address a public meeting in Patna on June 16 as part of the BJP’s Modi fest on the completion of three years of the Central government but the meeting was cancelled.Addressing an impressive crowd, the UP CM told the youth that the “time has come to change the government in Bihar for making development in accordance with the Modi government at the Centre.”“Why despite all their talent the youth of Bihar have to migrate from the state and suffer?” he asked.Striking an emotional and religious chord, he said “eastern UP is Bihar-II and it’s been a 1,000 year-old tradition.”Strong ties“I want to have a strong relationship between UP and Bihar and very soon a four-lane road from Ayodhya to Sitamarhi named Maa Janaki Marg will come up to make this bond stronger,” Mr Adityanath said amid occasional cheer and clapping from the youthful crowd.Hitting out at the alliance between Mr Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, he said “it appears to be a mismatch marriage. But, a safai abhiyan (clean campaign) is to start in Bihar soon.”He also dared Mr Kumar to close all slaughter houses in the State. “All illegal slaughter houses were closed in UP in 24 hours. Will Nitish Kumar do it in Bihar too?” Adityanath asked.Referring to the ‘anti-Romeo’ squads in his State, Mr Adityanath said “security is guaranteed in the BJP government which it provides to girls and women. We believe in PM Modi government’s slogan of sabka saath, sabka vikas.”last_img read more


Now, SGPC chief plays down photo with ‘pro-Khalistan’ leader

first_imgAfter Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, now SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal on Friday played down his appearance in a photograph with a “pro-Khalistan” leader in Pakistan. Asked to comment on sharing a frame with “separatist” Gopal Singh Chawla at the ground breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan, Mr. Longowal said he was only following the seating arrangements at the function. “I sat at the designated place only as per the protocol fixed by Pakistan authorities. How would I have known who was sitting next to me? I had never met Chawla in my life and did not recognise him. The issue is unnecessarily being raked up,” he said. Chawla is the general secretary of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and is known to speak for “Khalistan”. On Thursday, Mr. Sidhu upon his return home from the event in Pakistan, had played down his appearance in a photograph with Chawla in Pakistan. He had come under a sharp attack from Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal after a picture from the ceremony showed him with Chawla. Chawla had shared the purported picture on his Facebook page.Mr. Sidhu had said he had posed with several people and it was difficult to distinguish them. Meanwhile, Mr. Longowal informed that the Pakistan government was making arrangements to observe the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev next year. He said the PSGPC has invited him for the same and he has accepted the invitation.Mr. Longowal expressed concern over the plight of some gurdwaras in Pakista, which he said were found in a dilapidated condition.last_img read more


U.S. Court Imposes Fine on Dr. Reddy’s Labs For Flouting Safety Protocols

first_imgA federal court in New Jersey, United States, has fined the American branch of Indian company Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. for $5 million in a civil penalty case. The court told the company to not repeat its violation in packaging, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Dr. Reddy’s has not admitted that it violated the law.The Indian-origin company failed to comply with the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Justice Department said in a statement on Jan. 19. Under the terms of the consent decree, Dr. Reddy’s will implement a compliance program designed to ensure compliance with the two acts.“Dr. Reddy’s failed to ensure that children were protected from potentially harmful prescription drugs,” Chad A. Readler, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, said. “The government will continue to take seriously alleged violations of laws meant to protect consumer safety.”Dr. Reddy’s was said to knowingly violate the CPSA with respect to household oral prescription drugs in blister packs that were not child resistant as required by the PPPA. As set forth in the complaint, Dr. Reddy’s distributed such prescription drugs until 2012, even though it was warned by its own employees that the packs were not tested for PPPA compliance and that certain blister packs were expected to fail the PPPA’s child test protocol.In the complaint, it was also alleged that Dr. Reddy failed to notify the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) “immediately,” as required by law. Ideally, the firm should have informed the PPPA that the products contained a defect presenting a substantial product hazard, and that the products created an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death. They reportedly also failed to certify that the products conformed to the norms of the PPPA.“Child-resistant packaging is a critical safety measure put in place to protect our country’s children,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle. “I appreciate and value the support from and collaboration with the Department of Justice.”According to the consent decree, Dr. Reddy’s has to maintain internal controls and procedures designed to ensure timely, truthful, complete, and accurate reporting to the CPSC as required by law. Related ItemsMedicineUnited Stateslast_img read more


World Cup Match Report: Argentina finish top in Group F; FULL TIME score Argentina 3-2 Nigeria

first_imgArgentina’s Marcos Rojo celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal. (AP Photo)This is the live coverage of the Group F World Cup match betweenArgentina and Nigeria being played at the Estadio Beira-Rio in PortoAlegre, Brazil.Match Report | Match Analysis | Match Photos  Argentina finish top in Group F; FULL TIME score Argentina 3-2 Nigeria 63′: No hat-trick for Messi as he is replaced by Alvarez.  50′: It’s pouring goals early in second half! Argentina’s Marcos Rolo scores to regain lead for a second time;  47′: Ahmed Musa scores his second to equalise again!  Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa scores his side’s 2nd goal. (AP Photo) For the IndiaToday World Cup homepage, click here.  Half-Time Report Lionel Messi scored his third and fourth goals of the World Cup to give Argentina a 2-1 lead against Nigeria going into halftime of their Group F match. Messi scored in the third minute, slamming in the rebound after Angel Di Maria’s shot bounced off the post. But Nigeria’s reply was swift as Ahmed Musa cut in from the left flank and beat Sergio Romero with a curling shot toward the far post. Messi then curled in a perfect free kick just before the break to restore the lead. Argentina striker Sergio Aguero was substituted for Ezequiel Lavezzi after picking up an injury. Argentina only needs a draw to win the group, while Nigeria needs to make sure it doesn’t lose to guarantee advancement to the second round. Lionel Messi scores his side’s 2nd goal. (AP Photo) advertisement45′: Messi scored on a free-kick just before half-time to put Argentina back in the lead at half-time; Argentina 2-1 Nigeria  38′: Ezequiel Lavezzi comes on in place of Kun Aguero who is out with a muscle pull; Argentina 1-1 Nigeria Nigeria equalise at 6′: Ahmed Musa scores on a brilliant curve ball. Argentina 1-1 Nigeria Goal at 3′: Messi scores in the opening minutes. Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring his side’s first goal. (AP Photo)   Nigeria and Argentina are not resting any of their starters in their final Group F match on Wednesday and sticking with the lineups they had in their previous matches. Argentina will again rely on captain Lionel Messi – with two World Cup goals in Brazil already – moving wide and deep in a three-man attack behind Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is also keeping the lineup he used in Nigeria’s previous match, against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Vincent Enyeama will try to remain the only goalkeeper yet to concede a goal at this World Cup, while striker Peter Odemwingie has been called up again after scoring the winner against Bosnia. Already qualified for the second round, Argentina needs at least a draw to win Group F. If Nigeria wins it will top the group, while a draw is enough to make sure of advancing.  Lineups:Nigeria: Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Juwon Oshaniwa; Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, John Obi Mikel, Michael Babatunde; Peter Odemwingie, Emmanuel Emenike. Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero.last_img read more


Euro 2016: Portugal find their next star in Renato Sanches

first_imgWith three-time world player of the year Ronaldo nearer the end of his career than the beginning, the search was already on for Portugal’s next star. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage)Look no further.At just 18, and making only his ninth appearance for the national side, Renato Sanches stole Ronaldo’s thunder in his first start at the European Championship. (Also read: Portugal coach lauds Renato Sanches’ match-winning effort) Sanches’ equalizer for Portugal that cancelled out Robert Lewandowski’s early goal oozed quality and remarkable self-confidence for a player so young and inexperienced on such a big stage.Sanches both started the move and finished it. Running, full of attacking intent, headlong into the Polish box, he flicked the ball wide to the quick-thinking Nani, who tricked the Polish defense by heeling it straight back to Sanches.Caressing the ball onward with his right foot, Sanches set himself up for a left-footed thump. A touch off Grzegorz Krychowiak made an already tough job nigh impossible for Polish ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who couldn’t get fingers to the ball despite his dive.The goal wasn’t Sanches’ only contribution. The attacking midfielder was all over the pitch. He harassed Polish players and selflessly tracked back – unlike Ronaldo – from his right wing to help out with defense and then get Portugal going forward again.Portugal’s youngest ever player to be called up for a major tournament, surpassing the mark previously held by Ronaldo, is now heading to Bayern Munich, which paid Benfica 35 million euros ($40 million) for him.advertisementCould be a bargain.last_img read more


Flipkart Samsung Mobiles Fest: Galaxy S8 at Rs 37,990, S7 at Rs 29,990, deals on On7, On Max and more

first_imgFlipkart has a deal for all the Samsung phone lovers out there. The e-commerce website has come along with Samsung to host a Samsung Mobiles Fest. The sale started from November 6, 2017 and will go on until November 8, 2017.The Samsung Mobiles Fest sees a price cut on popular Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S7, On7, On Max, J3 Pro and more. There is also an exchange offer of up to Rs 20,000 on the purchase of Galaxy S8 or S8+. Let’s talk about all the top deals one at a time.Samsung Galaxy S7 at Rs 29,990:  Samsung Galaxy S7, company’s flagship phone in the year 2016 has received a 16 per cent  of discount which is about Rs 16,000 price cut on its previous price. The phone is selling at Rs 29,990 in Samsung Mobiles Fest. There is also up to Rs 25,000 off on exchange and EMI plans starting at Rs 1025 per month.The smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels of resolution. The phone is powered by Exynos 8890 Octa core processor and is backed by a 3000mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Nougat.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 available for Rs 5,090 on Flipkart but it’s an offer you should refuseGalaxy S8/ S8+ at Rs 37,990: Flipkart is giving the Samsung’s latest flagship phones- Galaxy S8 and S8+ at Rs 37,990 but there’s a catch. The phones can be bought at this price, only in exchange of iPhone 7 Plus. There’s up to Rs 17,000 off if you buy it in exchange of iPhone 7. This is not a good deal to do.advertisementGalaxy C9 Pro at Rs 29,900: The C9 Pro has received a 12 per cent discount lowering the price from 34,000 to Rs 29,900. EMI plans start at Rs 1022 per month.Galaxy On Max at Rs 14,900:  Samsung Galaxy On Max has received a discount of Rs 2,000 in the ongoing Mobiles Fest. The phone is selling at Rs 14,900 during the fest. There’s further a discount of Rs 14,000 if you purchase the phone in exchange of another phone. Galaxy On5 at Rs 8,490: There’s a discount of up to Rs 2,500 on the phone. The On5 is selling at Rs 6,490. There is further a discount of Rs 6,000 on exchange.Galaxy On7 at Rs 6,990: Samsung Galaxy On7 is selling at Rs 6,990 after a flat discount of Rs 1,500. Flipkart is also offering up to Rs 6,500 off on the product in exchange.Galaxy J7(2016) at Rs 9,790: The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is selling at Rs 9,790 after a temporary discount of Rs 4,100. Flipkart is further giving an exchange offer of up to Rs 9,000.last_img read more


Homicide investigators say murder of Hells Angel in Vancouver area was targeted

first_imgSURREY, B.C. — A man described by homicide investigators as a member of the Hells Angels has been identified as the victim of a suspected targeted slaying in Metro Vancouver. Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the body of 43-year-old Chad Wilson was found Sunday morning in Maple Ridge, where he was living.Jang says Wilson was a member of the Hells Angels and describes the killing of a member of the biker-gang as “unsettling news.”He says detectives will be working with gang enforcement experts to avoid any retaliation.Wilson had a previous criminal conviction in the United States stemming from a shooting in South Dakota in 2006 that injured five affiliate members of a rival motorcycle gang and Jang says officers are looking into his past.Police are also appealing to Wilson’s friends in the Hells Angels to come forward.Jang said Tuesday that members of the Hells Angels may have “intimate knowledge” of what happened and he urged them to speak to officers, regardless of their current involvement in criminal activity.“We will go to wherever you are, we will sit down and speak with you and we will treat you with the utmost respect. We want to solve your friend’s — your associate’s — murder as much as you do,” Jang told a news conference in Surrey.The cause of Wilson’s death has not been released but Jang says the homicide team is working with Ridge Meadows RCMP, forensic specialists, the BC Coroners Service and gang enforcement units from across Metro Vancouver.Wilson’s body was found near the banks of the Fraser River under the Golden Ears Bridge.In November 2008, Wilson and a co-accused were acquitted by a jury in South Dakota of attempted murder for a 2006 gunfight that injured members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.Five people were hurt in an exchange of gunfire. Wilson told his trial that he fired in self-defence after the Outlaws started shooting.Following his acquittal, Wilson was subsequently convicted by the same South Dakota court of being a non-immigrant alien in possession of a firearm and sentenced to four years in prison.— With fires from Associated Press.The Canadian Presslast_img read more



first_img“The perspective came on the first day,” the 42-year-old singer shared of his new outlook on life, adding, “the perspective came on Halloween, which was the day we got the diagnosis and it all came in one snap.”Bublé continued, “My whole life changed and my perspective on life, my philosophical idea of what it’s all about and what matters, in one snap. And that’s a good thing, because I’m thankful for the grace, I’m thankful for the faith and I feel deeply connected to people.” Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Two years after Canadian crooner Michael Bublé announced that he would be stepping away from the spotlight to focus on his son Noah’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, he’s back.Bublé’s 4-year-old son has successfully undergone successful treatment, which officially ended in March 2017 and the singer was ready to hit the stage in Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey caught up with the dad-of-two just hours before he welcomed a crowd of 70,000 fans at his first concert in over three years. Advertisementlast_img read more



first_imgFrom left to right: Corinna Den Dekker, Dawn Jani Birley, Yan Liu and Daniel Durant in The Black Drum, which combines dance, movement, signed music and a rich visual design. (Dahlia Katz/Soulpepper) Advertisement A “deaf musical” may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s exactly how the creators of a new play called The Black Drum are describing it.“A lot of people think deaf people cannot appreciate music, but that’s not true,” said lead actor Dawn Jani Birley. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The world of a deaf person is very different when it comes to music. Because you depend on your ears to receive information and music. We depend on our eyes.”Produced by the Deaf Culture Centre in collaboration with Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company, The Black Drum aims to show both deaf and hearing audiences how music can be not only appreciated but also expressed by deaf actors using movement and sign language.Written by deaf playwright Adam Pottle and performed by seven deaf actors along with three child ballet dancers from the E.C. Drury School for the Deaf, it combines movement, signed music, motion capture projections and dance into a rich visual experience for both deaf and hearing audiences. The only musical instrument played live onstage is a large drum that is amplified and augmented by a prerecorded deep rumbling bass sound track. The strong vibrations can be felt by deaf audience members.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


No casualties after blast apparently targets election workers in Afghanistan

There were no casualties and only minor material damage when a vehicle of the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) was hit by an improvised explosive device on Saturday, UN spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters in Kabul today. Citing preliminary reports, he said the device “had a remote-controlled system and it seems that it could have targeted this JEMB vehicle.”The standard suspension of UN missions to the area will remain pending a complete assessment.Measures to improve security are underway in Jalalabad, meanwhile, where the cantonment of heavy weapons was slated to start today. In that city and in Kabul, some 13,780 officers and soldiers have been disarmed, including 12,350 currently being reintegrated into civilian life, Mr. de Almeida e Silva said.


Iraq UN and partners race to reach thousands fleeing areas west of

“Thousands of people who have been trapped in Heet for months are trying to reach safety,” Lise Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq said in a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).She stressed that the UN does not have full access and “we are very worried that some of the families who are escaping are in areas very close to the front lines. We are worried for their safety.”According to OCHA, displaced families are receiving ready-to-eat food, safe drinking water and hygiene kits through the Rapid Response Mechanism, which is managed by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme and supported by the UN’s Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and nine non-governmental organizations.Health assistance is being provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has dispatched two mobile health clinics and two medical teams.“You can tell how difficult conditions are in Heet by how many people are seeking urgent health assistance. The mobile clinics dealt with 1,300 consultations during just their first two days,” explained Mr. Grande.Prior to the displacement from Heet, more than 53,000 people had been displaced in Anbar Governorate since the beginning of the year. Many of these families have sought safety and help in already overcrowded camps and temporary settlements in and around Ameriyat al Falluja internally displaced persons complex, Habbaniyah Tourist City, and Bzebiz bridge.The United Nations and partners have requested $861 million for 2016 to provide emergency relief to 7.3 million vulnerable Iraqis. Only nine per cent – $75 million – has been received so far.“The humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to worsen. Additional resources are urgently needed so we can help people who depend on humanitarians to survive,” said Ms. Grande.OCHA says that the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is highly complex, volatile, becoming protracted and expected to widen and worsen in the year ahead. The crisis is driven by unpredictable, massive waves of displacement caused by armed conflict. From January 2014 to November 2015, 3.2 million people were forced to flee their homes in several big waves of displacement, and multiple smaller ones. read more


Goodman prof to discuss experience teaching competencybased curriculum

Students have been enrolling in Brock’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program since 2014 to fast-track their path to their CPA designation.However, having a graduate program that fulfills CPA Canada’s Professional Education Program requirements has presented its own challenges and opportunities.This week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series will feature Pascale Lapointe Antunes, Associate Professor of Accounting at Goodman School of Business, as she shares what she’s learned about competency-based accounting education based on her experience with the MAcc program.The talk will run Friday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Goodman School of Business Room 310. Goodman faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend.Lapointe Antunes is the 2018 Goodman School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award recipient and has also received the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s highest honour in the accounting profession with the title of Fellow and receiving the FCPA designation.The speaker series provides an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues.Brock community members interested in attending the talk can email Jennifer Brisson at to reserve a seat. read more


Parliament in crisis as dual citizenship saga deepens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After a week that saw deputy PM Barnaby Joyce referred to the High Court over his former New Zealand citizenship, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged to stop parliament from sitting until the Court rules on the fate of Nationals leader.The ongoing fiasco took yet another dramatic turn on Thursday afternoon, as parliament adjourned for two weeks, when deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash revealed she was a dual British citizen. Senator Nash said she will not be standing down from her ministerial duties while the Court adds her case to its growing list of referrals. Her UK citizenship is understood to be by descent as her father was born in Scotland.So far five senators have been referred to the High Court; two have stepped down pending the Court’s ruling, and on Friday Senator Nick Xenophon’s possible British citizenship was called into question. In increasingly partisan behaviour, both the Coalition and Labor have encouraged speculation about their respective overseas-born adversaries as well as MPs and senators who have second-generation ties to other nations.As media speculation has run rife over the dual citizenship issue, Labor’s line has been to refer to the statement given by ALP national secretary Noah Carroll, that the party’s citizenship checks have always exhaustive “ensuring that every candidate satisfies all constitutional requirements” before nomination, and “where there are any issues with respect to dual citizenship – potential or otherwise – candidates are required to take all reasonable steps to renounce and satisfy the requirements of Section 44.” Mr Carroll added that a candidate would not have been nominated by the ALP without being cleared through this process.Earlier in the week Leader of the House Christopher Pyne suggested four Labor MPs – Maria Vamvakinou (born in Greece); Tony Zappia (born in Italy); and Justine Keay and Susan Lamb (whose fathers were British), should be referred to the High Court if they failed to provide documentation of renouncing their foreign citizenships. Labour declined the demand but the MPs offered a timeline of their renunciations.Ms Vamvakinou added more to her public comments on the matter, originally tweeted on 20 July, “I renounced my citizenship in August 2000 and I took all necessary steps to comply with Section 44 of the Australian Constitution”. The Labor MP tweeted on Tuesday: “On 9 August 2000, I formally renounced Greek citizenship via the Consul General in Melbourne”. The Member for Calwell said she received acknowledgment of her renunciation letter on 21 August 2000.Crossbench senators including Nick Xenophon have called for an independent audit of all federal parliamentarians to identify potential dual citizens. Both Labor and the Coalition have so far rejected the move.last_img read more

Giampaolo fancies Sampdorias chances against Milan

first_imgMarco Giampaolo took time to preview Sampdoria’s tie against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia as he expects a tough encounter in the clash.Giampaolo whose side landed Saints striker Gabbiadini claimed the Italian forward may not play a part in the round of 16 tie.“There is a sense of uncertainty, as it is our first game after the winter break and we want to pick up where we left off,” said the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.“The team has trained well and it’s a big opportunity for us, as the draw means we’re playing Milan on our home turf. It’s a great occasion for us and our fans, so we hope for an entertaining match and for Sampdoria to progress.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“These two sides have a similar philosophy, we’re only separated by one point in the Serie A table and we’ll both play to win. I recognise the quality of Milan, but anything can happen in a one-off match at Marassi. I’d say it’s 50-50.“Milan have played in the last two Coppa Italia Finals, so it’s hardly as if we’re expecting an easy ride. This team was built to win.“I use my best line-up for the game, so don’t ask about squad rotation, because that is insulting to the players. Some healthy competition helps everyone to improve.“We hope to have Bartosz Bereszynski and Edgar Barreto back in training next week.”last_img read more

Tire strikes 2 runners on Rickenbacker Causeway

first_imgOne runner was shocked to hear about the accident. “That’s horrendous,” she said. “I’m here a couple of times a week, and it’s always crowded, but when a wheel comes off a truck, that’s quite exceptional. Everyone knows this area is not safe to bike, to walk.”Her family is flying in from Ecuador to be by her side.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Two runners were struck by a tire, Monday morning, while jogging on the Rickenbacker Causeway.According to officials, a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on the Rickenbacker Causeway when, for an unknown reason, it lost two, 200-pound tires.One landed inside of a parking lot, in the westbound lanes, while the second tire bounced into the eastbound lane, hitting the runners, who are engaged. The tractor-trailer eventually stopped as it was about to exit the Rickenbacker Causeway.Stephanie Hilzinger was knocked unconscious, and her fiancé, Fernando Muñoz, who happens to be a dentist who specializes in anesthesiology, suffered minor injuries. Despite his injuries, he immediately jumped to her aid and administered CPR.“Her fiancé, who we understand is a doctor, was also struck,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll Jr. “When he came around, he saw her on the ground, not moving. That’s when he quickly stepped into action. Obviously, her fiancé being a doctor, being able to jump into action and perform life-saving efforts definitely helped her a whole lot.”Hilzinger was transported by ground to Ryder Trauma Center where she remains in critical but stable condition.The driver of the tractor-trailer said he did not know how or why his tires went flying across traffic. “I didn’t know,” said the driver. “I was coming from over there, and a lady came up to me saying I had a problem with the tire and that I hit a lady over there.” last_img read more

Department of Health announces increase of Mumps cases in Florida

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Department of Health has announced an increase in the amount of Mumps cases in Florida.According to the Department of Health, there were three reported probable cases of mumps in the state in November. A fourth case was confirmed.“In Florida, the number of reported mumps cases has remained relatively low over the past five years but started to increase in 2015 with ten cases and in 2016 with 16 cases,” the agency posted on its website. “The last time the number of reported cases reached 2017 levels was in the 1990s.”Since January, the Department says 17 confirmed cases and 37 probable cases have been reported statewide.The department said vaccination is the best way to prevent the disease, which is caused by a virus. Mumps starts with a fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swelling of the salivary glands.“Although individuals who have been vaccinated can still get mumps, vaccination remains the best way to prevent mumps and severe complications,” said the department’s deputy press secretary Brad Dalton. “In general, those who have received at least one mumps vaccination even if they later develop disease have less severe outcomes than those who have never been vaccinated.Individuals should be vaccinated with the MMR, or mumps, measles, rubella combination vaccine. “There has been more than 99% decrease in mumps cases in the US since the pre-vaccine era,” the department said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Marathon To Buy Andeavor For More Than 23 Billion

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Marathon Petroleum announced this morning that it would buy rival Andeavor for more than $23 billion dollars. Among those is the Kenai Refinery, which according to Andeavor, is processing up to 72,000 barrels per day, with 225 full time employees on staff. The refinery produces gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel, diesel fuel, heating oil and heavy fuel oils, propane and asphalt. Marathon, based in Findlay, Ohio, is the nation’s second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day. Andeavor, formerly known as Tesoro, runs refineries in Alaska, California, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The facility includes a dock and loading facility, and was the only export facility of domestic liquefied natural gas in North America for nearly 50 years.center_img Another Kenai asset acquired by Andeavor back in February, is the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility from ConocoPhillips. Crude oil is delivered by double-hulled tankers through Cook Inlet and by pipeline from the Kenai Peninsula and Cook Inlet. The deal is targeted to close in the second half of the year. Once it closes, Andeavor Chairman and CEO Greg Goff will become an executive vice chairman at Marathon. He’ll also join Marathon’s board, along with three other Andeavor directors.last_img read more

Milley Hyten Tapped for Joint Chiefs Posts

first_img ADC AUTHOR The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has been formally nominated for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported.If confirmed to the post, Gen. Milley would replace Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, who will complete his four-year tenure this fall.DOD also confirmed in a news release that Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has been nominated as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has also gained momentum for a formal nomination to the top DOD post, the Washington Examiner reported.Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Tuesday told Shanahan, who has been under investigation for close ties to his former employer Boeing, that he believes he will soon be nominated to permanently replace Marine Corps. Gen. Jim Mattis, who resigned in late 2018.“I just said I think it’s going to happen pretty quick now,” Inhofe said. “That’s a hope, not a prediction.”Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Joneslast_img read more


Bird Lyft and Skip glitch lets scooters exceed 20 mph report says

first_img 0 3:07 Uscooter Electric Scooter Scooters Electric scooters are sending scores of people to the… Now playing: Watch this: Preview • The best folding electric scooter you can buycenter_img Share your voice Tags A glitch is reportedly allowing e-scooters to push past speed limits.  James Martin A glitch in an e-scooter model used by companies including Lyft and Bird is reportedly causing it to exceed local speed limits, according to a Friday report.  The Ninebot KickScooter, which is manufactured by Segway, went up to 21 miles per hour in a test conducted by Consumer Reports. The issue was raised earlier in a post on the forum ScooterTalk. Most cities have rules that restrict scooters from going more than 15 miles per hour. Several scooters from Bird, Lyft and Skip that were rented in Washington, DC, achieved those speeds, according to the report. Activating the glitch “involves taking a few steps with the rear brake and the throttle,” Consumer Reports says. The glitch reportedly didn’t happen on Ninebot KickScooters from Spin, which is owned by Ford, and Jump, which is owned by Uber.  “Safety is fundamental to Lyft and our team is investigating this report,” a Lyft representative said. Skip said it’s actively investigating the issue, and that its team is always working to maintain high safety standards for its customers. “At this time, we are not seeing a fleet-wide issue as it pertains to acceleration,” a Skip representative said in an emailed statement late Friday. “We encourage riders experiencing acceleration issues to contact our support team.” Bird didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Electric scooters, which in the last year or so have become available in nearly 100 US cities, are responsible for as many as 1,000 accidents per month. Riders have ended up in the emergency room after discovering their brakes didn’t work or speeding into oncoming traffic. Some have been killed in e-scooter accidents, and hospitals around the country report daily injuries, some of which are life-threatening or leave people permanently disabled.  First published at 3:09 p.m. PT on June 7.   Updated at 4:45 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Skip. Updated June 10 at 9:39 a.m. PT: Adds link to ScooterTalk forum. Post a comment Lyftlast_img read more