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Another group of residents seeks to sue CP Rail over LacMegantic railAnother group of residents seeks to sue CP Rail over LacMegantic rail

first_imgMONTREAL – A new group of mostly Lac-Megantic residents is seeking authorization from Quebec Superior Court to sue for economic and moral damages worth upwards of $5 million relating to the Lac-Megantic rail tragedy in 2013.Train engineer Tom Harding, Canadian Pacific Railway and Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, the defunct railway company at the heart of the disaster, are named in the court document filed in mid-May.The motion to institute proceedings was filed in Lac-Megantic and involves 49 plaintiffs who opted to not join another, massive class-action with 5,000 people and businesses that was authorized in 2015 against the same defendants.Earlier this year, the judge hearing that case joined it with a $409-million Quebec government lawsuit and another lawsuit brought by insurance companies. That one trial is to be heard in September 2019.On July 6, 2013, a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil broke loose and barrelled into the town of 6,000 in the wee hours before derailing and exploding.It set off several massive blasts that wiped out a large swath of the downtown core and killed 47 people.Three former MMA employees charged criminally in connection with disaster were found not guilty by a jury last January: Harding, rail traffic controller Richard Labrie and manager of train operations Jean Demaitre.One month later, the Crown announced it would not appeal the verdicts.The new filing, like the other legal challenges against the railway, alleges that Canadian Pacific was negligent in the leadup to the accident and should have known the product being shipped was volatile. It also states the company had responsibility for the cargo being shipped.A Canadian Pacific spokesman said there would be no comment as the matter is under litigation, but the railway giant has previously denied any responsibility in the disaster because it handed off the trains to MMA for the final leg of the journey.The new motion describes the plaintiffs as people who resided in the Lac-Megantic area, owned or leased property there or were physically in the area at the time of the disaster and suffered losses.A total of $5.1 million is being claimed, with amounts varying from $15,000 to $1 million.The motion says the amounts are being sought for various reasons, including stress, being forced from home and the loss of income, personal property or enjoyment of life.A Quebec City law firm representing the 49 plaintiffs declined to comment further Thursday.Charles Shearson, Harding’s lawyer, said his client’s name remains on the list of defendants despite his limited means.“It’s another legal problem,” Shearson said. “I think his ultimate goal is to get all the legal processes out of the way so he can embark in some kind of healing, some kind of semblance of regaining a normal life for himself, given the circumstances.”Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

CWB Financial Group reports thirdquarter profit up raises dividendCWB Financial Group reports thirdquarter profit up raises dividend

first_imgEDMONTON – CWB Financial Group raised its dividend as it reported its third-quarter profit grew 10 per cent compared with a year ago.The company behind Canadian Western Bank increased its quarterly payment to shareholders by a penny to 26 cents per share.The higher dividend came as CWB reported a profit of $66.2 million or 70 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31.That compared with a profit of $60.2 million or 64 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.CWB says its adjusted cash earnings per share amounted to 75 cents per share, up from 69 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 77 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.CWB chief executive Chris Fowler said the bank is well-positioned for a strong finish this year.“Strong performance is apparent across our geographic footprint, with significant contributions from our growing presence in the Ontario market and expanded capabilities within targeted industries,” Fowler said in a statement.Companies in this story: (TSX:CWB)last_img read more

Moroccan Survivor: Turkish Police were ‘inhumane’Moroccan Survivor: Turkish Police were ‘inhumane’

Casablanca – A Moroccan young girl who survived the deadly shootings at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul New Year’s Eve, has come forward with claims that the survivors received bad treatment while at the Turkish police station.Sofia Nasslahsen, a Moroccan woman who survived the deadly shooting in Istanbul, Turkey, posted a video on her Facebook account (which was removed as of this morning) where she gave a chillingly comprehensive description of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 39 people and wounded many, including 3 other Moroccans.Luckily for Sofia, she was not inside the nightclub where many people fell dead, but sat with her cousin and friend on the terrace. Sofia and her friend were left uninjured while her cousin was hit by two bullets, “one in the ankle and another in the knee.” After her terrifying account of the terrorist attack, Sofia revealed that it took police 90 minutes before arriving on the scene. Perplexingly, their presence proved to be of little help. “The problem is that the police stayed outside. They couldn’t control the situation because they were afraid that they [shooters] might have bombs.”The shooter later managed to escape, after which the police finally entered the nightclub and led the survivors up to the roof. She added that even at this point they could still hear shooting for another ten minutes.Police later took the survivors to the police station where they remained for the next 10 hours.“They mistreated us, they were really inhumane. People were having panic attacks…  there were women who were vomiting, while they [Turkish police members] were extremely cold. They did not even bring us water.”Sofia recounted that at a specific moment, the survivors burst out in anger as a reaction to the police’s mistreatment and requested interpreters because there was no-one to help them understand what was happening around them.“They were extremely scornful, as if they were the masters of the world or we were worth nothing,” Sofia recounted indignantly.Five hours into their long stay at the police station, Turkish police finally brought “two Syrian interpreters for one hundred people.” Sofia concluded her video account, declaring that her escape from death was “a real miracle.”Edited by Connie Guindon read more

Houston’s public transit system considering rail extensionsHouston’s public transit system considering rail extensions

Houston’s proposed rail expansion could get bigger.The Houston Chronicle reports that Metropolitan Transit Authority officials are still modifying the agency’s long-term plan that’s projected to begin with $7.5 billion in improvements, to develop 66 miles of bus rapid transit and at least 16 miles more of light rail.Metro officials are reviewing proposals that include a light rail extension to Hobby Airport. The officials are close to finishing a bus and rail plan that residents will likely have one last opportunity this month to shape before the November ballot.A 0.2-mile expansion of the Green and Purple Lines is already included in the long-term plan, which would extend from the western end of the Theater District to the Houston Municipal Courthouse.___Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.comThe Associated Press read more

ICRC delegation holds talks with Defence SecretaryICRC delegation holds talks with Defence Secretary

A delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) held talks with the secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Ministry today.The Ministry of Defence said that the head of the International Committee of Red Cross in Sri Lanka Ms. Claire Meytraud had cordial discussions with the Secretary on matters of mutual interests and bilateral relevance during the session.

International cooperation crucial to safe flights UN says at counterterrorism meetingInternational cooperation crucial to safe flights UN says at counterterrorism meeting

“Terrorism is not someone else’s problem. States and industry must commit necessary resources and provide necessary governance,” the Secretary-General of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, told the opening of a special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Terrorist threats to civil aviation.”The concept note for the meeting cited recent attacks against airports in Belgium, Turkey and the United States, and the explosion of a terrorist bomb aboard Daallo Airlines flight 159, as “stark reminders that landside attacks, the threat posed by insiders and airport staff, and the use of increasingly sophisticated improvised explosive devices are all significant concerns.”The meeting aimed to give government representatives an opportunity to discuss enhanced security measures – such as explosive detection and new cargo rules, as well as new challenges, such as cybercrime and “porous airport perimeters.” In her speech, Ms. Liu called for greater access to current threat information between States and within the local and federal authorities, as well as political will to work together. “Aviation security authorities must be provided adequate information by the State’s own law enforcement and intelligence organizations, in order to create a meaningful and effective threat assessment,” said Ms. Liu. She noted one “pointed” example of information sharing, such as the recent laptop restrictions imposed by the United States, which were then transitions to more extensive screening measures of passengers.In his address, Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), said “more and more strict measures” are clearly needed “to address challenges of terrorism and to protect our lives.” But effective work “can only happen through cohesiveness and cooperation, and this is what the Security Council does,” he said, urging governments to implement measures cited in recent resolutions related to aviation safety.Last September, the Security Council unanimously adopted its first resolution to address terrorist threats to civil aviation. Resolution 2309 (2016) urged governments to ensure that effective, risk-based measures are taken to protect airports, for example, to strengthen security screening procedures and utilize technology to detect explosives and other threats. More recently, Security Council adopted resolution 2341 (2017), which recognized the urgent need to ensure reliability and resistance of critical infrastructure.Mr. Laborde stressed the importance of collecting and sharing advance passenger information (API) to detect the departure from, entry into, or transit through their territories of individuals on the Al-Qaida sanctions list.He said only 57 countries are capable of implementing and sharing such information with INTERPOL, which has 68 million entries.Reiterating the importance of sharing information and cooperation in his closing remarks, Mr. Laborde again spoke about the need to cut red tape and to implement the Security Council resolutions. “Along with our hesitations and weaknesses, this is one area where multilateralism has its advantages,” he said. read more

Mens hockey Ohio State completes sweep of Robert Morris with 31 winMens hockey Ohio State completes sweep of Robert Morris with 31 win

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo during the game against Ryerson on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 7-4. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterTwo late goals by sophomore forward Tanner Lacyznski were enough for Ohio State (5-1-2, 1-1-0-0 in Big Ten) to win a defensive battle 3-1 against Robert Morris (2-5-0, 2-3-0 in Atlantic Hockey).The Buckeyes found the net late in the third period on a goal by Laczynski off an assist by senior defenseman Janik Möser. Laczynski scored again, this time on an empty net, to ice the game and secure the fourth straight victory for Ohio State.The goalies made most of the highlights on the night, as neither netminder gave up a goal for over forty minutes. Redshirt junior Sean Romeo made 13 saves in the victory. Senior goalie Andrew Pikul stopped 37 in the losing effort.The first period ended without a goal, and featured equally low shot totals out of both teams. Ohio State ended the opening frame leading in shots 7-6.While the score remained 0-0 after the second period, the shot totals told a much different story than in the first. Ohio State outshot Robert Morris 15-3 in the second and had three attempts on the power play, but could not find the back of the net against Pikul.Ohio State found a way to break the scoreless tie in the third period on a goal by sophomore defenseman Matt Miller. Senior forward Matthew Weis and freshman defenseman Michael Rounds earned assists on the play. The assist was Rounds’ first career point as a Buckeye.The Colonials countered six minutes later on the power play with a goal by junior forward Alex Tonge off assists by senior forward Brady Ferguson and redshirt junior Michael Louria.Robert Morris almost took the lead on a goal by Luke Lynch five minutes later, but the play was overturned on goaltender interference, and the score remained tied at one.Ohio State returns to conference play next weekend with two home games against No. 8 Notre Dame at the Schottenstein Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. read more

Ohio State wrestling places third at Big Ten championships Tomasello Snyder winOhio State wrestling places third at Big Ten championships Tomasello Snyder win

Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello competes in a match against Arizona State on Nov. 13.Credit: Courtesy of OSUDespite two Buckeyes collecting individual titles, the Ohio State wrestling team couldn’t replicate that success across the board this weekend at the Big Ten championships, as it finished third at the two-day event hosted by the University of Iowa. Penn State ran away with the victory, while Iowa squeaked by OSU to grab second place.The Buckeyes earned top-five finishes in five weight classes but could not pick up enough points to catch the Nittany Lions. A win in the heavyweight class pushed OSU close to Iowa, but ultimately the team still came up one point short. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello continued his dominance in the 125-pound weight class, as the Parma, Ohio, native swept the field on his way to his second straight Big Ten individual title. Tomasello faced a familiar opponent in the finals in Nico Megaludis of Penn State. The two met in a dual-meet earlier this year when the Buckeyes traveled to State College, Pennsylvania. Both times Tomasello was able to walk away with a 3-1 win, but he needed overtime to hold onto his conference title. A strong takedown midway through the extra period gave the redshirt sophomore the win. Redshirt sophomore Bo Jordan failed to decipher his cousin, Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin, for the third time in 12 months in the 165-pound weight class. Much like the two Jordans’ previous matches, there was little action in the first. Bo Jordan scored an escape in the second, but he was on the wrong side of riding time, which made the score technically 1-1. A quick takedown late by Isaac Jordan caught OSU’s wrestler off guard, and Bo Jordan lost 3-1.Even with the loss, which was his second of the season, Bo Jordan will be representing OSU at 165 pounds in the national championships. World champion and sophomore Kyle Snyder ended the tournament with a bang for the Buckeyes against Adam Coon of Michigan. The 7-4 decision for Snyder gave the Woodbine, Maryland, native his first Big Ten title.Snyder had a dominant first two matches, picking up two technical falls. The final match was not as easy for the sophomore, as he had to go through Coon, a runner-up at heavyweight from last year’s national championship.Freshman Myles Martin had a strong showing in his first Big Ten tournament on his way to a third-place finish. After earning a fall in his first bout against Shane Shadaia of Michigan State, Martin earned an 8-2 decision win before running into top-seeded Bo Nickal of Penn State.Nickal pinned Martin, but the freshman recovered to win his next two matches and earn a third-place finish. Redshirt freshman Micah Jordan also finished in third.A No. 1 seed for Micah Jordan did not make things anything easier for the St. Paris Graham High School product. After a 5-3 decision in the first bout, the redshirt freshman dropped an overtime decision to Jimmy Gulibon of Penn State. Micah Jordan would recover in a convincing manner, picking up two major decisions, a technical fall and a fall in his next five matches. The fall came in the third-place match after Micah Jordan was trailing heading into the last period.The 157-pound weight class was a bit of a tough go for redshirt freshman Jake Ryan. After a first-round bye, Ryan was on the wrong end of a close 2-1 decision against Iowa’s Edwin Cooper Jr. Ryan won his next two matches, but he came up short against his last two opponents. The redshirt freshman ended the tournament in sixth place. The Buckeyes had two seventh-place finishers with senior Mark Martin and redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius. Neither wrestler was able to capture a Big Ten individual title in his tenure at OSU.Martin won two matches on the weekend, including the key bout to earn a seventh-place finish. The senior picked up a late takedown against Purdue’s Drake Stein, which gave Martin a 4-3 decision win. DiJulius fell to the seventh-place bracket after losing to Jordan Conaway of Penn State. Even so, the tournament ended on a high note for DiJulius with a 19-2 technical fall. The last two wrestlers from OSU finished in eighth. Both senior Kenny Courts and redshirt freshman Cody Burcher fought hard, but ultimately they couldn’t find the answer.Burcher earned a fall in his third match, and Courts picked up a major decision in his first match of the tournament.This is the fifth straight top-five finish for the Buckeyes as a team in the Big Ten tournament, and the seventh top-five finish overall for the Scarlet and Gray under coach Tom Ryan. OSU will now set its sights on the NCAA national championships in New York City. The tournament is scheduled to be held from March 17 to 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. read more

IHFs tender global media rights for WCh 2021 and 2023IHFs tender global media rights for WCh 2021 and 2023

The IHF, in agreement with its current TV Partner beIN Sports, is now proposing the global media rights for future men’s and women’s events after 2017.Invitations have been sent to potential buyers.The deadline for receiving offers is 30 September 2017.The tender proposes the buyout of the global media rights for the 2019 and 2021 IHF Men’s and Women’s World Championships. This includes the full TV production of the four events and additional production obligations, announced IHF on their website. ← Previous Story RK Vardar Skopje win Macedonian Super Cup Next Story → Dierk Schmaschke (SG Flensburg Handewitt): We want more flexi schedule for German teams in CL” International Handball Federation

Coast Guard helicopter called to medical emergency aboard French survey vesselCoast Guard helicopter called to medical emergency aboard French survey vessel

first_imgTHE RESCUE 117 helicopter from Waterford has been dispatched to a French survey vessel around 40 miles off the coast, after a crew-member took ill.The Irish Coastguard dispatched the aircraft to carry out a ‘Medivac’ operation after receiving a request from their counterpart authority in France.A 26-year-old crew member took ill with chest pains earlier this evening.The helicopter will land at Waterford Airport on its return, and the man will then be taken by ambulance to Waterford Regional Hospital.The operation is ongoing, a Coast Guard spokesman at the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin confirmed to TheJournal.ie.Read: UK fishing vessel detained off Cork coastlast_img

Disturbing image of dead kangaroo tied to chair with a bottle ofDisturbing image of dead kangaroo tied to chair with a bottle of

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning released an appalling picture of a slain kangaroo staged in a disturbing position on Plenty Road, Victoria in hope of finding the culprit.The slain animal that was found to have three bullet wounds, had been tied onto a chair, draped with a leopard shawl, holding a bottle of Greek Ouzo 12.The Victorian Department described the animal cruelty act that upset motorists on Tuesday as “appalling and immoral”.“This is appalling and immoral behaviour. The kangaroo had been shot at least three times prior to it being arranged in the chair,” said DELWP Senior Investigator Mike Sverns.“It would have taken some time to stage the kangaroo in that position on the side of the road. We are certain that someone would have seen something, given the public area and traffic flow of this main road.”The penalties for killing wildlife range from $7500 to $36,500. If you have any information which could lead to the person/s responsible contact 136 186 from anywhere in Australia or head to https://delwp.vic.gov.au/last_img read more

Photographer Captures Crescent Moon on a Pink CloudPhotographer Captures Crescent Moon on a Pink Cloud

first_imgStay on target Astronomers Discover Planet With Strange, Egg-Shaped OrbitChandra X-Ray Data May Have Revealed Most Distant ‘Cloaked’ Black Hole Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Instagram is littered with #nofilter photos of colorful sunsets, clouds rippling through shades of blue, pink, and orange as dusk settles.But rarely do those images capture moonrises—the first appearance of the Moon over the Earth’s eastern horizon.Lisbon-based photographer and science communicator Miguel Claro made headlines this week with his stunning  snapshot “A Dreaming Waning Crescent Moon.”“The photo shows a slightly waning crescent Moon rising at dawn, against a beautiful background from the twilight and behind a pink band of clouds, just a few minutes before the sunrise,” according to Claro’s website.Captured in February above the village of Monsaraz and Lake Alqueva in Portugal’s Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, the picture shows a sliver of Moon, two days from reaching its “new” phase.The blushing sky, Claro explained, is reminiscent of the so-called “Belt of Venus” (or “Venus’s Girdle”), an atmospheric phenomenon caused by backscatter of reddened sunlight through dust particles high in Earth’s atmosphere.Claro recorded the anti-twilight arch anomaly late last year, one day before the “Full Cold Supermoon” reached its peak.That colorful band, visible shortly before sunrise or after sunset, is not the same dusty rose of Claro’s image. But as the astrophotographer pointed out, it is evocative of Venus’s lunar-like phases, seen from Earth through a telescope.“When Venus reaches the point of closest approximation to the Earth, it [becomes] the brightest planet in the celestial sphere,” he said, “revealing a similar crescent phase, but opposite to the one that the Moon presents in this photograph.”Claro shared two more pictures from the same twilight scene, each featuring the brilliant orange glow that signals the upcoming sunrise.While typically a stain of blue during the day (a result of the Rayleigh scattering of sunlight), the sky can turn a variety of colors at night—from red and orange to pink and yellow; a quick Instagram search of #nightsky showcases them all.last_img read more

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION – HURRICANE IRMA SEPTEMBERPRESS STATEMENT FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION – HURRICANE IRMA SEPTEMBER

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 6, 2017 – Providenciales – It is certain now that parts of the Turks and Caicos Islands will get a direct hit from Hurricane Irma scheduled to impact overnight on Thursday.   I encourage all the residents and visitors of these islands to seriously prepare.   Do not take this hurricane likely – it is an unprecedentedly dangerous – a strong Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds up to 185mph and tide surge potentially up to 30 feet.   Please listen for weather advisories and heed the advice given by authorities.Residents of Salt Cay, and Middle Caicos I encourage you to take the advice of authorities in your area for evacuations, and those living in coastal areas should either move inland or to high floors.Ensure that your home is properly secured and your surroundings are cleared of any possible debris.    Those in flood prone areas are especially advised to take heed in securing your property.   Please make use of the Hurricane Shelters if you need to and have all that you may need at the shelter including food, clothing, toiletries, blankets, important documents, etc.   Be sure that you have enough food and drinking water for each member of your family to last at least a day or two after the storm, as electricity may not return immediately.   Fully charge all of your electronic devices including your additional/backup batteries.   Check to ensure your flash lights and lanterns are working and have spear batteries on hand. Remember to protect all of your important documents in water-proof containers.Keep battery powered radios with you and listen for advisories/updates, as they become available.We are a resilient people and will make it through and I pray for God’s protection over us during this storm.Press Release: Washington Misick (Leader of Opposition) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Police search for man who attempted to abduct teen in Miami GardensPolice search for man who attempted to abduct teen in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who attempted to abduct a 16-year-old girl as she was walking to school.According to police, the teen was walking to Norland Senior High School when the subject walked up behind her, placed a gun to her back and told her to “Get in the car.”The victim continued walking and ignored the man. However, he then tried to block her path with his car, and pointed a gun at the victim again, telling her to get inside the car.The victim continued to walk to school and eventually called the police.Officers are now searching for a man described as a black man in his mid 20’s. The man stands at about 5 feet and 2 inches. The subject reportedly has a muscular build with a mustache, goatee and a low haircut.He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans.The subject was also seen driving an older silver-colored Infinity with peeling tinted-windows. If you have any information on this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Bendel Is The Clear Choice Dedicates His LifeLETTER TO THE EDITOR Bendel Is The Clear Choice Dedicates His Life

first_imgDear Residents of Wilmington,You might be asking yourself: “There are so many candidates to pick for selectmen, who do I choose?”For me the choice is clear. I have known this man for 8 years. During that time I have watched him dedicate his life to service.As a teacher he helps mentor students to excel in their vocation of choice.As a coach he has united teams to play together as ONE to win.As a father/husband I have seen him love unconditionally.As a neighbor I have always been greeted with a smile and time to chat as him and his family were walking around the block.As a community member I have seen him give back by volunteering with Special Olympics.And over the last three years I have watched him maintain integrity, compassion, and leadership as a selectmen.We need a candidate that seeks service over status! Observing Greg Bendels service to our community leaves me and hopefully you with one clear choice at the polls.Vote BENDEL for community!See you at the polls,Amanda MunsieLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Selectwoman Judy O’Connell Endorses Greg Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tags Amazon once again dominated the week’s news with a bombshell announcement Thursday that it’s backing out of plans for a New York City-based HQ2. T-Mobile and Sprint got a grilling on Capitol Hill over their planned merger and what it means for rural 5G. And we said goodnight to Opportunity, NASA’s history-making Mars rover declared dead on Wednesday. But we’re still roving. Here are a few mission-critical stories you don’t want to miss.These Android apps are tracking you, even if you’ve said stopPotentially breaking Google’s rules, advertisers are gathering data that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature.        SOPA Images In a New York minute, Amazon’s HQ2 plans for the Big Apple are kaput. Here’s whyA “perfect storm” destroys the most sought-after development project in years.amazon-hq2-getty-croppedfordoor Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Drones at the border: How Trump’s wall could get eyes in the skyCompanies are hoping to cash in on millions of dollars in new border security spending as the president declares a national emergency.The AeroVironment Puma drone, already used by the military, can be launched by hand.The AeroVironment Puma drone, already used by the military, can be launched by hand. AeroVironment You happily share your Netflix password, but there are risksOur unstoppable desire to share serves as a great example of the ways cybersecurity tips often don’t make sense in the everyday lives of internet users.data-privacy-security-hackers-hacking-0959 James Martin/CNET Apple needs an iPhone SE 2 now more than everIt was small, had a fingerprint reader and a headphone jack. It was everything the larger iPhones weren’t and aren’t today.iphone-se-1 Angela Lang/CNET Sony’s video game boss wants fewer, bigger PlayStation gamesVideo game makers are struggling to adapt to the internet era. With the PS5 on the horizon, Sony’s Shawn Layden has a plan.img-0020 Ian Sherr/CNET Valentine’s Day heartbreaks: MoviePass, Game Boy and more tech that tested our loveSometimes lousy battery life and canceled Amazon shows leave us feeling just as forlorn as our exes do.moviepass-marta-1 Angela Lang/CNET With smart sneakers, privacy risks take a great leapPrivacy experts are waiting for the other shoe to drop on connected kicks. After all, the smarter the object, the more likely it is to be hacked.img-2438 Alfred Ng / CNET Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s chaotic interview: 6 takeaways from his tweetsIn an interview through tweets, Dorsey talks about tech responsibility, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Cheez-Its.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Testifies To House Hearing On Company's Transparency and Accountability Drew Angerer / Getty Images Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 0 See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Android Pie Amazon Drones Jack Dorsey Privacy Google Sony Apple Tech Industry Share your voice •last_img read more

Dispose of graft case against Annie within 6 months HCDispose of graft case against Annie within 6 months HC

first_imgHigh-CourtThe High Court on Tuesday withdrew a stay order and asked the subordinate court to complete trial proceedings in a corruption case against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, reports UNB.The bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Ala rejected a plea that sought cancellation of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) case.Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC while deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state and advocate Jainul Abedin stood for Annie.ACC deputy director M Manjur Murshed filed the case with Ramna police on 9 October 2014.The former MP was accused of concealing information about Tk 13,13,940 in a financial statement filed at the ACC and having Tk 1,40,42,670 in undisclosed property.Dhaka Special Judge Court framed charges against Annie on 24 May 2016. On 1 September that year, the High Court stayed the trial proceedings for six months and issued a rule asking why the applicant should not be acquitted.last_img read more

Wheat gluten found to restore bonds in brittle human hairWheat gluten found to restore bonds in brittle human hair

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Modification of wheat gluten for improvement of binding capacity with keratin in hair, Royal Society Open Science (2018). Published 7 February 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171216 , http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/2/171216AbstractIn this study, enzymatic hydrolysis and cationization with epoxypropyldodecyldimethylammonium chloride of wheat protein, an economic protein complex containing great amount of disulfide bonds, were conducted to improve properties such as solubility and disassociation behaviour for recovery of damaged hair when used in shampoo. The optimal conditions for enzymatic hydrolysis were pH 8.2, 55°C with Alcalase for 60 min. After the selected hydrolysis, the degree of hydrolysis, nitrogen solubility index, foaming capacity index, foam stability index, emulsifying activity index and emulsion stability index of hydrolysate with 58.71% of short-chain peptides (less than 1000 Da) were 8.81%, 39.07%, 225%, 56.67%, 9.62 m2 g−1 and 49.08, respectively. The cationization was followed to raise the isoelectric point of wheat protein hydrolysate from 7.0 to 10.0, which could facilitate the quaternized protein hydrolysate to adhere to the surface of hair at the range of pH 5–6 of hair care products to form more disulfide bonds. The results show that a shampoo with quaternized wheat proteins hydrolysate possesses excellent properties in recovering damaged hair, making the surface of hair smooth and compact. Practical hair regeneration technology Journal information: Royal Society Open Science © 2018 Phys.org Human hair is made mostly of keratin, a fibrous protein. In its natural state, hair is generally soft due to secure and unbroken bonds known as disulfide bridges. But shampoos meant to clean away oil and dirt also harm the bonds that hold the keratin together. The result is brittle hair that quite often develops split ends.Scientists have known for some time that treatment of brittle hair requires the application of a protein to replace the broken bonds, but have been stymied by a simple problem—for such proteins to bond, they must have the same pH value as the hair. And a matching protein has proved elusive. To overcome this problem, the researchers turned to wheat gluten because it is inexpensive and plentiful. It does not have the right pH value, but the team wondered whether changing its pH might help it repair hair. After some trial and error, they came up with a procedure that worked—they soaked the gluten in an enzyme that broke down its proteins into their base peptides. They added EDDAC, a chemical formula that raised the isoelectric point of the peptides to match that in hair. They then mixed the result into a shampoo and applied to it hair samples.The team tested their approach by running a comb through the treated hair samples using measurements of friction as a gauge for the degree of hair damage. They report that application of their gluten-infused shampoo resulted in 21 percent less friction in dry hair and 50 percent less in wet hair. They also looked at the hair samples under a microscope and report that they were able to see newly formed bonds—the hair was smoother and less brittle. More testing is required, but the researchers are confident that they have at long last found a cure for split ends.center_img A team of researchers from Jiangnan University in China and the University of Nebraska in the U.S. has found that integrating wheat gluten into a shampoo helps restore bonds, making hair less brittle. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the team describes their experiments with wheat gluten and hair and what they found. Citation: Wheat gluten found to restore bonds in brittle human hair (2018, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-wheat-gluten-bonds-brittle-human.html Credit: Laura Tiitto/public domain Explore furtherlast_img read more

Clashes rage on across Bengal three days after Lok Sabha election resultsClashes rage on across Bengal three days after Lok Sabha election results

first_imgKolkata: Political clashes continue across Bengal even after three days since the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were announced. In several districts, Trinamool workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers. In some cases, BJP alleged that Trinamool workers had attacked them instead. Leaders of both the parties have denied the allegations.On Saturday evening, state Forest minister Binoy Krishna Barman was allegedly attacked by some BJP workers while he was holding a meeting in Mathabhanga. According to Barman, he was holding a review meeting at Solmari under Mathabhanga block 2, when a huge mob gathered near the place. After a few minutes, the mob started pelting stones and bricks at the Trinamool party office. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBarman subsequently called up the police. Upon receiving the information, forces from Ghokshadanga police station reached the spot and tried to create a safe passage for the minister. When he was leaving the place on his car, BJP workers allegedly blocked his way and vandalised the vehicle. Later, police managed to control the situation and arranged for Barman’s safe passage. On the other hand, North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh was obstructed while he was coming back from Dinhata after meeting his party workers who were reportedly attacked in a political clash. BJP workers reportedly agitated in the middle of the road, via which Ghosh was returning. On Sunday in Tufangunj, few BJP supporters allegedly attacked some Trinamool supporter’s houses and stabbed some of them. Several Trinamool workers and their family members got injured. BJP has denied the allegations. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn South Bengal, a Trinamool party office was allegedly set on fire by BJP workers at Ghatal in West Midnapore on Saturday night. According to Trinamool leadership, after the election results were declared, BJP workers have been continuously attacking their workers and supporters. On Saturday night, at Madhusudan Bad area in Ghatal, a party office was reportedly set on fire. It has been alleged that after the election results it was found that BJP candidate in Ghatal Bharati Ghosh had got lead from the area. Following that, BJP workers became violent and several houses of Trinamool workers were also vandalised. In Burdwan, a Trinamool polling agent identified as Sanat Kumar Goal was attacked on the middle of the road on Sunday night, while he was returning home. On Saturday night, when he was going home, some BJP workers allegedly attacked him near Tinkonia. A shop owned by him was also vandalised. In each incident, Trinamool alleged that BJP is doing all this to create terror in the areas. Several complaints have been lodged against BJP workers in this regard, but BJP leadership has denied the allegations and stated that Trinamool is behind the incidents.last_img read more