Man held for raping and murdering 9yearold girl

first_imgGhaziabad: Ghaziabad police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder case of a nine years old girl in Kavi Nagar which took place on Wednesday evening at an under construction building in Sanjay Nagar of Ghaziabad.The accused was arrested on Thursday from ALT cut in Ghaziabad when he was trying to leave the city after committing the crime. According to police, the accused has been identified as Basant Sahu who lived in victim’s neighbourhood. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”Sahu lured the girl with a few ten rupee coins while she was playing with accused’s cousin sister who is just two years old,” said police. Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City) of Ghaziabad told reporters that the accused raped the girl and strangled her throat when she started screaming. He then left the body on terrace and went to his home where he changed his blood stained clothes. Victim’s parents began searching her after she went missing. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceOn Wednesday night, police recovered her body from the terrace while the accused was arrested in Thursday from ALT cut when he was trying to flee. “The girl’s body with strangulation marks on her neck was found on the roof of an under-construction building in the area. The accused worked as a labourer in the same building as the victim’s parents. The accused took the victim and her two-year-old cousin to the roof after finding them playing alone and then raped the nine-year-old girl. He had left her cousin on the roof and came down and slept in his room in a shanty built for the building construction workers,” he added. Police found the body of the deceased without clothes.last_img read more

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Trademark for proposed Atlantic Schooners CFL football team quietly secured

first_imgHALIFAX – It appears that a step has quietly been taken in the bid to add the Atlantic Schooners to the Canadian Football League field.Global News is reporting that the trademark for Atlantic Schooners — one of the prospective names for a CFL franchise in Halifax — has officially been registered by an organization known to be interested in bringing a football team to the East Coast.The trademark would allow the holder to control intellectual property associated with the name such as licence plate holders, athletic apparel and football figurines.The trademark holder is also listed as having an interest in protecting the copyright when it comes to the broadcasting and re-broadcasting of football games, personal appearances by a sports celebrity or football player and the sales of sporting goods.The league confirmed last month that it has been in talks with a “professional, enthusiastic and impressive” group of prospective owners rallying for a Halifax franchise.Anthony Leblanc, a former president and CEO of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, is a partner in the group.Public documents filed with both the province of Nova Scotia and trademark application link LeBlanc with 3312738 Nova Scotia Limited, a numbered company that now owns the registered Atlantic Schooners trademark.(Global News)last_img read more

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Truck with dog inside stolen from Hamilton Mountain parking lot

A family from Scarborough is devastated after their pickup truck was stolen with their seven-year-old boxer ‘Lucy’ inside.Laura Ertel says her husband was in Hamilton on Saturday at the Splitsville bowling alley on Stone Church Rd. She says her husband went outside to check Lucy and discovered the truck and their dog was gone.Police issued a news release on Sunday asking the public to be on the lookout for a black, 2016 Ford F150 with a license plate AP92 006. Investigators say the dog was wearing a pink collar.Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact the Division 30 Staff Sergeant at 905-546-3886. Update: The dog has been located.

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In Iran Brahimi says Afghans must determine their own future

Mr. Brahimi, who arrived in Tehran on Saturday, met over the weekend with Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi. In discussions with them, he stressed the importance supporting the Afghans without interfering in any way in their internal affairs.During those talks, it was also agreed that the forthcoming UN General Assembly general debate in New York would be a good occasion to continue the discussions with all the neighbors of Afghanistan – both among themselves and with the UN. As part of the dozen or so appointments that he had with some 40 people, Mr. Brahimi spoke to Hakimeh Barahman of the Iran News Network and Farzad Madadi of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation. When asked about the possibility of a return of former King Zahir Shah, the Special Representative replied, “I think we should leave it to the Afghans to decide who does what and who takes what position in the future Government.””One of the problems that the Afghans have been suffering from is foreign interference, with countries deciding what should take place and what should not take place,” the envoy stressed. “I hope that, in the future, we will help the Afghans but make sure that it is their will that is translated into reality.”Mr. Brahimi also met with a group of Afghan students active in cultural, social and political circles. One of them, 25-year old Sardar Muhammed Rahimi, said the UN should be more active in the present situation. “Afghanistan is experiencing the most critical period in its history and it will determine the future of our country,” he told the envoy.In reply, the envoy expressed the UN’s readiness to help, but also reminded the students “only an Afghan solution will work.”Tomorrow, Mr. Brahimi is scheduled to meet with Iran’s President, Hojjatol Islam Seyyed Mohamad Khatami. read more

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Maple Leafs only NHL team on Forbes list of most valuable sports

Maple Leafs only NHL team on Forbes list of most valuable sports franchises The Maple Leafs are the only NHL team on Forbes’s list of the 50 most valuable franchises in sports, checking in at No. 26.According to Forbes, the Leafs are worth US$1.15 billion and have been the most valuable NHL team since 2005 despite making just one playoff appearance in that time.Spanish-based soccer club Real Madrid is No. 1 at $3.44 billion. Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees are the top North American team on the list, fourth at $2.5 billion.Despite being in the process of selling for $2 billion, the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers did not make the list, which finished with 50th-ranked AC Milan at $856 million. Commissioner Adam Silver forced Donald Sterling to give up ownership of the team following racist remarks that surfaced this past spring.In his annual state of the league address before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the Clippers sale represented a unique situation.“That may be a function of the uniqueness of the L.A. market,” Bettman said in June. “It may be a function of the uniqueness of the people who live in L.A. who wanted to own the franchise. It may be a function of the person who decided to buy it and his own particular circumstances.“But if the Clippers are worth $2 billion, we have plenty of franchises that are worth that if not more.”Bettman cited one survey that said franchise values went up roughly 46 per cent last year.“Sports franchises are becoming increasingly valuable because of their prominence as media content. It doesn’t surprise me to see franchise values increase dramatically.” by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 16, 2014 1:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Consumer confidence drives new car market as registrations hit twoyear growth milestone

February new car registrations rise 3.0% to 68,736 units.UK new car market achieves 24 consecutive months of growth, increasing 17.4% over the period.Rising GDP and growing car registrations signal increasing consumer confidence.Automotive retailers look forward to March results as expectations rise for strong 14-plate performance. While the Supermini segment recorded solid growth over the period, volumes in the Mini segment almost doubled, helped by the introduction of new models. The small car market has been supported by motorists looking to reduce running costs, as well as increased diversification of products and advances in levels of comfort and safety.  Dual Purpose vehicles (now the third largest segment) and MPVs recorded above-average growth over the past two years with space, style and versatility attracting consumers. The new car market grew 17.4% between February 2012 (1.94 million registrations) and February 2014 (2.28 million)*.  Percentage change in new car registrations by segment, February 2012 to February 2014 (rolling year) *Volumes relate to rolling year. Click through to download the full February 2014 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “The 3% rise in February new car registrations marks two full years of continuous month-on-month growth; a real endorsement of consumer confidence and the attractiveness of the new car market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While February is typically a quieter month ahead of the March registration plate change, we expect the arrival of the new 14-plate and increasing economic confidence to maintain a steady rate of growth.” read more

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Kucherov has goal 3 assists as Lightning beat Devils 51

NEWARK, N.J. — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists for his first four-point game, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to an easy 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, Steven Stamkos added a goal and an assist, and Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde and also scored to help the Lightning become the first team in the league to reach 20 wins this season.Ryan McDonagh had two assists and Louis Domingue stopped 26 shots as Tampa Bay got its third straight win and sixth in seven games.Egor Yakovlev scored his first career goal for the Devils, who have lost six straight and eight of nine. Keith Kinkaid started and gave up four goals on 20 shots before he was pulled after two periods. Cory Schneider had five saves in the third.New Jersey, which lost in regulation at home for only the second time this season, seemed to have the better of the early play, outshooting the Lightning 7-1 over the first 10 minutes, but it didn’t take long for league’s top offensive team get going.First, Kucherov extended his points streak to 10 games with a goal with a little more than six minutes left in the first period on a 40-foot shot that seemed to handcuff Kinkaid.Then Point continued his mastery over the Devils with a power play goal with less than a minute remaining in the period. It was Point’s 20th goal of the season and his sixth goal in nine career games against New Jersey.The Lightning made it 3-0 when McDonagh’s wrist shot was deflected in front by Johnson for his 11th.The Devils crept back into the game at 11:26 of the second period, when rookie defenceman Yakovlev got his first goal.But the high-flying Lightning wasted little time to push the lead back to three when Gourde scored his 10th just 1:13 later off a pretty feed from Stamkos.Stamkos scored a power-play goal in the first 20 seconds of the third on the first shot that Schneider faced. It was Stamkos’ ninth of the season.NOTES: The Lightning lead the NHL in goals scored (107) and goals per game at 3.9. … Point continued his domination of the Devils and now has five goals and seven assists in his last five regular season contests against New Jersey. … Kucherov had his 84th multipoint game since the start of the 2015-16 season. Only Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby has more during that span with 87. It was the 100th multipoint game of Kucherov’s career. … Kucherov’s scoring streak is just one shy of a career high. … It was the last of three meetings between the two teams this season, with Tampa Bay winning all three.UP NEXTLightining: At Detroit on Tuesday night.Devils: At Los Angeles on Thursday night.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJim Hague, The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State mens basketball hoping to extend win streak against Penn State

The road hasn’t been too kind to the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season. Of the Buckeyes’ four losses on the year, three (Duke, Illinois, Michigan State) have come outside of the friendly confines of the Schottenstein Center. OSU (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) is set to play an away game Saturday, but they shouldn’t have too much trouble notching a win. The team the Buckeyes are traveling roughly five hours to play is the conference’s worst club: Penn State. The Nittany Lions (8-11, 0-7) are the Big Ten’s only winless team in conference play. Their leading scorer, senior point guard Tim Fraizer, is out for the year with an injury after playing in just four games. PSU has struggled heavily to score the ball, as the Nittany Lions rank near the bottom of the country in nearly all offensive team statistics. Still searching for a team identity, as senior forward Evan Ravenel said, the Buckeyes are looking to start a win streak after defeating Iowa Tuesday night in Columbus, 72-63. If history is any proof, OSU shouldn’t have too much trouble doing that Saturday. The Buckeyes have won 17 straight games against PSU and have been victorious in the last six meetings that took place in State College, Pa. “I don’t know what it is. I do like the way we’ve come out of there in the times we’ve gone, though,” OSU coach Thad Matta said, speaking about his team’s previous treks to play the Nittany Lions on the road. Matta said has been sure to point out to his team that PSU has shown the capability in the past to knock off a ranked opponent, though. “He doesn’t want it to be us,” Ravenel said. The Buckeyes played like they were ready to go in practice this week, according to Matta. “If you don’t come to practice ready to play, you’re going to look really bad. I think guys have caught on to that,” Matta said. OSU’s leading scorer, Deshaun Thomas, will be coming off an injury Saturday. The junior forward gashed the area above his right eye in the contest against the Hawkeyes Tuesday and received six stitches. Thomas has been playing in the Big Ten for two-plus years, but the battle scar was the first he’s gotten. “In high school people barely touched me. Now, the Big Ten is physical,” Thomas said. OSU and PSU are set to tip-off at noon Saturday. read more

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William Bufords last stand at the Schottenstein Center

Following the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 56-51 loss against Michigan Saturday, sophomore guard Aaron Craft noticed something about senior guard William Buford, who had his worst game of the season with six points on 3-of-12 shooting. “You can sense a little bit more sense of urgency with him. I think he understands he has 80 minutes left in this gym, and that’s definitely eye-opening for him,” Craft said. The lone senior on the OSU roster, Buford had two home games, or 80 minutes, remaining as a Buckeye entering Tuesday night’s game against Illinois. He put the first 40 of those minutes to good use, tallying 17 points and shooting 7-of-9 from the floor as the Buckeyes dismantled the Fighting Illini, 83-67. Buford said he didn’t dwell on his disappointing performance against the Wolverines. “I just tried to come in and not make the same mistakes that I did last time,” Buford said. “(Tuesday) we were getting easy shots and we were able to knock them down. My bigs were screening great for me, we had a great pace to us today and we were just getting great shots.” Coach Thad Matta said he talked to Buford about focusing on his shot selection. “Just have a gauge in your mind of what’s a good one and what’s a great one,” Matta said. Buford has shown the ability to bounce back from tough shooting outings before. After going 4-of-15 at Wisconsin on Feb. 4, Buford recorded a 10-of-17 performance Feb. 7 against Purdue. He shot 10-of-17 at Minnesota on Feb. 14 after shooting a dismal 2-of-12 three days earlier in a home loss to Michigan State. As he prepares for his final 40 home minutes as a Buckeye this Sunday against Wisconsin, Buford plans to maintain that level of performance and cement an already-growing legacy at OSU. Tuesday’s victory was No. 108 for Buford in his career as a Buckeye, and with three more wins he will move into second place all-time in OSU history behind David Lighty, who recorded 129 victories with the Buckeyes from 2007-2011. Buford now has 1,846 career points, ranking sixth in OSU history. As long as he stays healthy, Buford should have little trouble cracking the top 4 by season’s end, and it’s even possible he could challenge Dennis Hopson’s school record of 2,096 points. A championship game berth in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments would result in 13 more games for the Buckeyes, meaning Buford would need to average just less than 20 points per game the rest of the season to overtake Hopson. Buford’s season average is 15.1 points. With the Buckeyes a lock to make the national tournament, Buford will become the only player in OSU history to play in the NCAA Tournament four years in a row. Brian Brown, Will Dudley and Boban Savovic accomplished the feat from 1998-2002, but all tournament records from those seasons were vacated due to rules violations under former coach Jim O’Brien. Even with the success on the court, Matta said he has been more impressed with Buford’s growth as a person. “You look at the time that he’s been here, I’d probably look more at the personal development than the basketball development,” Matta said. “It’s quite an honor. You spend four years with a guy and you know, you definitely hate to see him go.” Buford said his final home game will “absolutely” have a special meaning for him. “I love it here, I’ve been here for four years,” he said. “It’s going to be real special for me. You know I’m probably not going to come to grips with it that day, but it’s going to be kind of crazy to think that this is going to be my last time playing here.” Opening tip between the Badgers and Buckeyes is set for 4 p.m. Sunday. read more

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Spanish man who fought terrorist off woman by using his skateboard missing

first_imgAccording to Europa Press, Mr Echeverría’s friends said that he confronted the assailant and the next time they saw him he was lying on the pavement.Since then, neither the family nor his friends have been able to contact him or find him in hospitals, despite having reported the situation to the Spanish consulate, the police, the hospitals in the area and HSBC.Echeverría’s family said that he was probably not carrying any ID documents as he had been returning home from playing sport. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He works for HSBC Madrid Red Cross put out a missing persons appeal, describing Mr Echeverria as a well-built 13-stone man of around five feet, nine inches who was was wearing jeans, black Vans trainers and a black or dark sweater at the time of his disappearance. He would also have been wearing a gold chain and has a scar above an eyebrow, close to the hairline, the Red Cross said.Mr Echeverría’s sister, who also lives in London, has been visiting local hospitals in search of her brother.center_img A Spanish man who according to friends ‘confronted’ a terrorist who was stabbing a woman has gone missing.Friends, family and the Spanish Red Cross have put out messages on social media, asking for the safe return of the HSBC worker.According to his brother, the brave missing man fought off a terrorist using his skateboard.His brother wrote on Facebook: “He was seen fallen down after defending a woman with his skate[board].”Ignacio Echeverría, a 39-year-old who lives in London, has not been traced by his family in Madrid since he was on his way home after skating in a park with his friends when they saw one of the terrorists stabbing a woman near Borough Market. “I am looking for my brother. He was yesterday at London Bridge during the terrorist attack,” Isabel Echeverria posted on her Facebook page on Sunday.On Monday, another relative, Joaquin Echeverria, said that the news was not looking good, and said that they have been asked for Ignacio’s fingerprints..He wrote on Facebook: “Hello to everyone who is helping us. We’ve been asked for Ignacio’s fingerprints. Not a good sign.”One friend replied: “Don’t lose hope. You have a lot of people with you at all times.” He works for HSBCCredit:Red Crosslast_img read more

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UK blood moon How to view the longest total lunar eclipse so

The eclipse is predicted to last a record-breaking 1 hour 43 minutes. However, UK observers will be slightly late to the party, as the moon will already be in the Earth’s shadow when it appears at around 9pm. Stargazers in the British Isles will enjoy a rare celestial display as the eerie-looking red moon rises above the horizon, on a night Mars will shine brighter than it has in 15 years. 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. The shining bright white hue of the moon will be transformed into a bewitching deep blood red for UK observers tonight during the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century. Sky watchers in much of the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the awe-inspiring astronomical event, however observers in North… read more

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Republic Wireless unveiled an interview with GM Brian Dally

first_imgThe mobile market in the United States has been engineered over the past 10-15 years to keep new players from entering the game. Companies that do not already own their own spectrum have the ability to purchase it from the larger companies, but at a price that makes it difficult to be competitive. If someone wants to enter the mobile space as a provider, it would be very difficult to undercut one of the major carriers and begin to sustain a business model that will last. So, when you see a company trying to make a reputation for themselves by announcing $19 per month unlimited service plans it raises more than a couple questions.Fortunately, I was able to talk to Republic Wireless General Manager Brian Dally for a little while, in the hopes that he might help me understand what the company is all about.The ServiceRepublic Wireless was created out of a desire to try and offer a service that was a little different. It seems like every day people spend more time encased in a wireless network than they do without. I have to admit, the times I am not on a WiFi connection are few and far between. So, if there are a lot of people out there who spend so much time connected to a WiFi network, why aren’t we sending text messages or making calls on that network? Android 2.3 includes a native Voice over IP system, all it needs is a good SIP client to take you the rest of the way. Of course, you also need something for when you are not connected to a WiFi network as well.Republic Wireless is a branch of Bandwidth.com. These guys have a little bit of experience in the SIP world. They have provided backbone support for Skype, Google Voice, and many other similar companies. Basically they have more experience than most in providing quality VoIP solutions. For now, they have made an agreement with Sprint to deliver voice and data service when you are not connected to a WiFi network. The thought here, according to Dally, is that users will naturally use more voice and data over a WiFi network than their Sprint network. “It’s obvious that the marketplace is ready” said Dally when asked how their initial wave of customers took to the service.The other interesting thing here is that, even when on Sprint, the service is completely unlimited. When I asked what would happen if a user were to spend and entire month, or multiple months for that matter, not using the WiFi network at all the response was very clear. “Nothing”. Unlimited is unlimited, according to Dally. Users will need to connect to a WiFi network when they first activate the device, but are otherwise not required to use either network for a specific amount of time. Obviously, the hope is that those interested in the service will use it as intended, but for right now there are no limits in place.The PhoneDespite early reports, Republic Wireless does not require special hardware in order to function. The launch device, an LG Optimus S, is the same as any other you would buy. The software on board is a modified version of Android 2.3, designed by Republic Wireless to integrate their SIP service into the existing VoIP setup. The setup is totally software driven, so it will be easy for them to get more devices as the service grows. The version of Android being used, according to Dally, is an in-house baked version of AOSP with some bits from the CyanogenMod 7 ROM baked in. No bloatware, no Carrier IQ, just pure Android. While this is just their first phone, it is an impressive start for the Android fans among us.When I asked the CyanogenMod team about their involvement in Republic Wireless, it was noted strongly that there had been no communication between the CyanogenMod team and Republic Wireless. Dally admits that they got some pretty strong commentary when the phone released about not working with this team, but also commented that “while they havent’d collaborated directly it does not mean they are not interested in working with them in the future.” He continued to note that both he and his team are “big fans” of what the CyanogenMod team have accomplished so far.At the present, it is not clear exactly how much of CyanogenMod is baked into the phone, but a big clue can be found in the lockscreen above, which is a CyanogenMod 7.1 staple.Offering an inexpensive phone on an inexpensive network is sure to grab the attention of many people, but what about those of us that want devices with some teeth? “I am using our launch product as my daily driver, but I get phone envy just like everyone else” said Dally when asked what the future holds. The company is very much interested in new devices, and expects to be working with more powerful Android phones as soon as possible.So, why can’t the CyanogenMod guys just take the Republic Wireless software and put it on everything? “I’d love to completely divorce the device from the network. Comcast doesn’t tell me what OS is on my PC, what apps I install. An app is definitely possible in the future.” says Dally. It’s a refreshing take on devices, and I hope “the future” is much closer than it seems.“It’s a beta, a proof of concept”There’s been some reports of trouble from existing customers. Some users have already had money change hands, but no information about when a phone will be on their doorstep has crossed their Inbox. It’s not been the smoothest start, for all of their well-wishing. “We expected a quiet beta.” Says Dally. The early excitement about the service coupled with insufficient beginning staff caused some problems, and they were resolved as quickly as possible. Dally notes that one of the benefits of working so closely with their parent company, Bandwidth.com, is they can rely on them in this early time for additional manpower. He commented that they are finally matching the pace of the demand coming in for the beta, and doesn’t anticipate further issues.Those words may ring hollow to those who are waiting for their devices still, but there is also something to be said for the risks of participating in a beta release of a product. It seems like these guys are aware that problems need to be addressed before this leaves this proof of concept setup. Time will tell exactly how all of this will unfold, but the possibility for a bright future is there.When asked how many units he had sold so far, Dally refused to comment, but was willing to say that “it’s obvious the marketplace is ready”. Users are, so far, doing exactly what they had hoped when they made the service. “People get the concept, we can see users spending more time on WiFi with these devices”.Final ThoughtsI admit I was more than a little hesitant when I first heard about Republic Wireless. Even if this wasn’t some strange scam, how would they make money? I walked away from my conversation with Brian Dally with a lot more respect for what these guys are doing. More importantly, what could be possible if Republic Wireless is allowed to grow and become a multi-stage carrier. They respect the diversity of devices in the GSM spectrum, not to mention the international audience it could bring them, but they have to take things one day at a time, and they are eager to get there at their pace.I would like to see Republic Wireless work with the CyanogenMod team, mend any fences that may have been broken there. I would like to see more powerful devices on their network, maybe even an app or a way to attach unlocked devices to their network. It’s clear that with these guys the sky is the limit if their audience is telling them what they want, and I have a lot of respect for that.Look for to Geek.com’s review of their Optimus S in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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Viscera Cleanup Detail casts you as a space janitor cleaning up after

first_imgSpace marines are the relative norm in shooters nowadays, and the cramped, inescapable quarters of space stations and ships are a popular environment. You’ve likely shot many an alien or opposing human in some digital space station by this point in your life, but do you ever wonder what happens to that alien’s guts that you blasted all over the space station’s spotless cafeteria? A new indie game, Viscera Cleanup Detail, answers that curiosity, and makes you rectify the mess you created.A lone hero miraculously survives an alien invasion, fighting back in an epic rebellion to single-handedly defeat the alien force, saving humanity. The game casts you as a janitor of the science facility where the fight for humanity was won, and you have to clean up the resulting mess of guts and blood. It’s still a perfectly useful science facility, after all — it’s just kind of a mess.Built with the Unreal Development Kit, by developer Runestorm, the game literally has you casually walk around a science facility with a space mop and bucket, cleaning up blood spatter and guts. Like with a real mop, you have to go wash it off in a bucket every now and then, or else you’re not cleaning up the blood, but just pushing it around. As for the empty shells of bullets that helped save humanity, you’ll have to put on some sanitary gloves and pick those up off the floor — someone could trip on them, maybe.Currently, the game is trying to go through the sometimes arduous process of Steam Greenlight, so give it a merciful vote if you like things that are funny, or are tired of saving humanity from aliens and just want to zone out and help humanity in a different way for once. You can also grab the early alpha of the game for free and train your space janitorial skills for the final release, whenever that happens sometime down the road.last_img read more

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Sitdown Sunday Did the truck stop killer try to murder me

first_imgSitdown Sunday: ‘Did the truck stop killer try to murder me? Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. By Aoife Barry Short URL 22,620 Views Share Tweet Email5 Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/4064096 No Comments “Every free citizen or any citizen engaged in the revolution has had one of the women of his family sent to detention … His sister, his daughter, his wife. The message is, ‘Either you surrender or we keep your wife or your daughter’. The regime used rape to humiliate the Syrian men,” explains one woman who served in the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for eight years before defecting.2. What it’s like to live on the remote Faroe IslandsIf you’re anything like me, you’re fascinated to read about how people live in remote places like the Faroe Islands. Here’s a short and sweet photo essay about life there.(BBC, approx 15 mins reading time)Tucked between Norway and Iceland, in the dark waters of the North Atlantic, the 18 tiny islands are home to a population of just over 50,000. Half of those residents live in the archipelago’s capital Tórshavn “Thor’s harbour”. But some of the islands are sparsely populated, with just a handful of people living on them.3. Inside Vice Media Shane Smith Source: David JensenA feature on Shane Smith – who co-founded Vice – and his plan for the company. He stepped down from his role in March, something which shocked people. Or was it that shocking? It came a few months after a damning investigation into sexual misconduct across the company and a report that it missed its annual revenue target by $100million.(New York Magazine, approx 43 mins reading time)Smith, who had expected to sell the company in 2016, entered this year with no obvious buyers in sight, and future investment rounds more difficult to come by; even some of its advocates were unwilling to bet Vice was worth what it had been just a year prior. “How do you scale the essence of a punk-rock magazine into a multibillion-dollar media company? There is no real answer,” a former Vice executive who remains fond of the brand told me. “At some point, what got you there isn’t what you are.” Jun 17th 2018, 9:00 AM IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Rape as a weapon of war in Syria Source: Shutterstock/SmallcreativeThis 43-minute documentary about rape in Syria is shocking – and comes with a acontent warning. But it’s also a look at the types of terrible situations that women find themselves in due to gender-based violence in wartorn countries.(Al Jazeera, 43 mins viewing time) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 4. We’re watching youIn Newark, there are CCTV cameras on many of the streets – and absolutely anyone can watch them online.(New York Times, 15 mins reading time)The wild card here is the live stream of all this stuff,” said Faiza Patel, the co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program at New York University School of Law. “It’s definitely a kind of flash point. Every individual and every community wants to be safe. The question is: How do we get safety? When you see measures like this, you have to wonder, whose safety is being protected and whose rights are being violated?”5. The missing Joyce scholar File: John Shevlin dressed as James Joyce Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesJohn Kidd was once celebrated as the greatest James Joyce scholar alive, and had been the director of Boston’s James Joyce Research Center. 10 years ago, he vanished. Jack Hitt writes about trying to track him down.(New York Times, approx 29 mins reading time)Over the last 10 years, I would occasionally pick up the telephone, trying to scratch out some other ending to the story. I harbored this idea, a fantasy really, that John Kidd had abandoned the perfect “Ulysses” to become the perfect Joycean — so consumed by the infinite interpretations of the book that he departed this grid of understanding.6. She exposed sexual misconduct – was she the victim of a smear campaign?Last year, Vox’s politics editor Laura McGann wrote about New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush and his behaviour around young female journalists. But now she says that there was a smear campaign against her to try and stop her publishing her story.(Jezebel, approx 28 mins reading time)Thrush’s removal from the White House beat was a startling development for a reporter who was an undisputed heavy hitter, so recognizable that he was parodied on Saturday Night Live (as was his trademark fedora) and, along with fellow reporter Maggie Haberman, set up with a career-making deal to write a book about the Trump White House. (He was bounced from the project following McGann’s story and his suspension, though he was allowed to keep his advance.)…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES… Source: Shutterstock/13_PhunkodThis 2012 article is by Vanessa Veselka, who was nearly killed by a truck driver while running away aged just 15. 27 years later, she looked back to see if he could have been the truck stop serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades.(GQ, approx 41 mins reading time)A few minutes later, he pulled the truck onto the shoulder of the road by some woods, took out a hunting knife, and told me to get into the back of the cab. I began talking, saying the same things over and over. I said I knew he didn’t want to do it. I said it was his choice. I said he could do it in a few minutes. I said it was his choice. I said I wouldn’t go to the cops if nothing happened to me, but it was his choice—until he looked at me and I went still.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday>last_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe receives his first Ligue 1 red card

first_imgPSG had played a rewarding match on Saturday, with a 4-2 win against Nime. But it did not end happily for the youngster Kylian Mbappe as he was sent off the pitch by the referee for inappropriate behavior.According to Goal, Mbappe had been furious about the too many foul play which the opponents were committing. In the heat of his displeasure, he had shoved Nime’s Teji Savanier for a wrong tackle he received from Savanier. The referee showed him the red card for that.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…PSG had a comfortable leading afforded them by Neymar and Angel Di Maria. The lead was however crossed out in the second half by Antonin Bobichon and Savanier.Mbapper came along to set his team ahead of the game with a pretty strike and setting another assist for his teammate, Edinson Cavani in the final minute of the game.By the end of the game, the champions were still able to keep their three points and holding on to their winning run since the beginning of the season. They will return to play after the international break on 14th September against Saint-Etienne.last_img read more

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The Lenovo Smart Clock can now double as a digital photo frame

first_img See All Comments Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Smart Home Now playing: Watch this: Tags CNET Smart Home Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review • The Lenovo Smart Clock: A deft, Google Assistant-powered twist on the simple alarm clock Chris Monroe/CNET The Lenovo Smart Clock offers a lot of features specifically meant to help you wake up. It’s a trimmed down smart display tailored for your bedside with a 4-inch touchscreen and Google Assistant built-in to respond to voice commands. The screen can start getting brighter 30 minutes before your alarm time to ease you out of your sleep. It’s an affordable and handy $60 gadget, and it’s getting better. Starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to use the Lenovo Smart Clock to display personal photos.As part of the same update, Google is adding “continued conversation” to the Lenovo Smart Clock as well. Normally, you have to use the wake words “Hey Google” or “OK Google” before you issue any voice command. Continued conversation keeps the mic hot for a few seconds after a command so you can ask a follow up question without repeating the wake words.For photos, you’ll be able to sync your personal pics stored in Google Photos. The Lenovo Smart Clock will then scroll through any albums you select as a screen saver when you’re not using the display for something else. If you don’t want to sync a personal album, the Lenovo Smart Clock can scroll through scenic pics or artwork selected by Google.You can also use the touchscreen on the Lenovo Smart Clock to check the weather, your calendar and your commute. You can check on the feed of any security camera and you can play music or ask any questions you’d ask a smart speaker like the Google Home Mini. reading • The Lenovo Smart Clock can now double as a digital photo frame 3:14 Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Lenovo Smart Clock The Lenovo Smart Clock lacks some of the functionality of full-sized smart displays. You can’t watch videos, scroll through recipes or access a smart home control panel. While the more limited functionality makes sense for your bedside, I missed some of those extras including the fact that you couldn’t look at pictures.While I doubt your pics will look as good on the Smart Clock as they do on the bigger Google Nest Hub — the Nest Hub has a specialized sensor that adapts the brightness and warmth of pics on the fly — this is still a welcome update. It should solidify the Smart Clock as a good choice if you want a smarter alarm clock and a nice middle option between a smart speaker and a smart display. Lenovo Smart Clock: Google Assistant and Lenovo combine… CNET Smart Home News • The Lenovo Smart Clock: The smartest alarm clock for your nightstand Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected 2 Smart displays let Amazon, Facebook, Google show you answers to your questions 14 Photos Share your voice • Nest Google Lenovolast_img read more

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Collector Gaurav Uppal inspects electrical lines work in

first_imgMiryalguda (Nalgonda): District Collector Gaurav Uppal on Wednesday visited Mirylaguda and held a review meeting with officials and staff at the municipal office. He discussed the ongoing municipal works in the town and status of SC/ ST/ BC voters’ survey. He further enquired about the drinking water situation and Sanitation in various wards of the town Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Later, he took a whirlwind tour of wards in the town and inspected SC/ ST/ BC survey in the municipal wards and also examined the IPDS electrical lines works, conversion lines and new sub stations. The Collector instructed Municipal Commissioner Sathya Babu to maintain proper sanitation in the municipal wards to provide healthy atmosphere in the town.last_img read more

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After defeat against England Indian team not happy with ICCs security regulations

first_imgOne of the most popular sides in sport, the Indian cricket team, is a crowd favourite and there is a good reason why Indian games in the ongoing World Cup are all houseful affairs. However, this also means that the security around the side has to be top notch as the authorities cannot afford any lapse, especially during a marquee event.However, as per a report in IANS, there have been quite a few instances when over-excited fans have breached the security cordon in an effort to click a selfie or to get an autograph from the players. Also, owing to the protocols put in place by the ICC, the Indian management has had its task cut out. Virat KohliBCCI TwitterSecurity of the team has to be taken into consideration”As per the ICC regulations, security is needed to be invisible. But the exuberance surrounding the tournament is such that actual physical presence of security is the need of the hour considering the number of fans who are seen in and around the hotels where the Indian team stays,” a source was as quoted by IANS.The apprehensions which are in place make sense, especially after the recent episode when the privacy if the Indian team was compromised in their hotel at Birmingham. Excited fans started clicking photos of the players and intruded their privacy without prior permission.”We do realise that when we do well, people start recognising us and after a point, they wish to click pictures with us or take an autograph. While nobody is questioning their intention, but we are also human and need our space. Even when we as kids would go for an autograph and if we were turned down we felt bad, but then, there are times when you are not in the mood to get clicked and that is when the fans get hurt and start being judgmental,” a player said. Rishabh PantTwitter/Cricket World CupThe player also said that the fans feel as if the players have attitude issues, but then they are not willing to understand that even the players need to be given some personal time. Also, the players do not like it when the fans get restless when asked to wait for a picture or an autograph.Also, the ICC will now be wary, especially after the recent episode between Pakistan and Afghanistan fans at Headingley. Clashes became ugly following which fans had to be ousted from the stadium. The ICC will now have to be on their toes in the upcoming matches as they might have to be watchful for unruly elements in and around the matches.last_img read more

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Trump charity sued for illegal conduct

first_imgUS president Donald Trump stands surrounded by his son Eric Trump, daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Junior ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, US on 11 January, 2017. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, were accused Thursday of “persistently illegal conduct” at their family foundation, in a lawsuit alleging Trump misused charity funds to finance everything from his election campaign to a portrait of himself.The suit filed by New York State attorney general Barbara Underwood accuses the Donald J Trump foundation of “extensive unlawful political coordination” with the Republican’s 2016 campaign, and “repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Trump’s personal and business interests,” violating laws governing non-profit foundations.According to the suit, the real estate tycoon used foundation funds to settle lawsuits, promote his Trump-branded hotels, and for personal spending-including the purchase of a portrait that was then mounted on the wall at one of his golf clubs.The civil lawsuit, filed on Trump’s 72nd birthday, marked a new addition to the legal woes facing the White House, ranging from lawsuits from two women claiming affairs with Trump, to the sprawling probe into his campaign’s ties with Russia and obstruction by special counsel Robert Mueller.But while it carries the threat of multi-million dollar financial penalties, and the closure of the charity, the New York suit is unlikely to lead to criminal charges against the president or his children, or to strengthen the case of those seeking his impeachment.Trump branded the lawsuit a “ridiculous case” drummed up by “sleazy New York Democrats” and indicated he will fight it.He accused prosecutors of “doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000.”“I won’t settle this case!” he said.Legal attacks mountThe suit raised a new challenge to the president just as he returns from a ground-breaking summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the White House hopes will lead to Kim giving up his nuclear weapons.It names the president, sons Donald Trump Junior and Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump, who were on the board of the foundation.It seeks restitution of $2.8 million and the shutdown of the foundation, as well as a 10-year ban on Trump serving on the board of any other New York charity. A one-year ban is sought for his three children.It also recommends the Internal Revenue Service investigate the foundation-which provides Trump with an avenue for tax writeoffs-over tax violations, and that the Federal Elections Commission examine the case for breaches of campaign law.“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” said New York attorney general Barbara Underwood.“This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets,” she said in a statement.Settling private lawsuitsThe lawsuit paints a picture of habitual misuse of foundation funds for years, signed off on by Trump, who was president of the thinly staffed charity.That included the January 2016 charity event which the Trump campaign, using the foundation, put on for veterans. About half the money raised, $2.8 million, was directed by campaign staff-not foundation staff-to be moved through the foundation to boost Trump’s image.Other alleged abuses included providing foundation funds to a Florida political campaign; settling a 2007 lawsuit between the City of Palm Beach and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and settling a lawsuit by a golfer who took part in a Trump-sponsored charity event in 2012.There was so little oversight of the foundation, the suit said, that its board has not met since 1999, despite legal requirements for an annual board meeting to review the foundation’s finances.In a statement the Trump Foundation defended its activities and said it had planned to wind up after Trump’s election, but was held up by the New York probe.“Virtually every dollar donated to the foundation went to worthy causes, and helped any number of the most vulnerable among our citizens,” it said.It also said the investigation was the brainchild of the previous state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, who it said was seeking to bolster his own political future by going after Trump.last_img read more

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