Get Fierce With Tyra Banks For Charity has launched an opportunity for Tyra Banks’ fans to get fierce, fearless, and fabulous with their favorite star!Get Fierce with Tyra BanksBeginning today, Tyra’s fans can log on to, make a $5 donation and will immediately be entered for an once-in-a-lifetime chance to be flown out to New York City with a friend. The winner will bring their fiercest pose and smize for the camera, as they walk down the carpet as Tyra’s special guest to the “Flawsome Ball” in New York City, which benefits her non-profit organization.As if this experience couldn’t get any better, the night is topped off with a live performance by Grammy Nominated Drake (try not to faint) and complete with airfare and hotel stay. Every five entries from this online sweepstakes benefit the Tyra Banks TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. You can read more about the Tyra Banks experience here.Omaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefitting a social cause. The process works similar to a charity raffle. The user friendly site allows anyone to enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, they collect all the entries and select the winners through a third party computer generated random selection process. The proceeds are delivered to benefit a specific social cause. The goal of the campaign is clearly quantified and they track the impact overtime so you can see how your support has impacted lives.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to get military ships from US and Japan

Sri Lanka is to get military ships from the US and Japan, President Maithripala Sirisena said.He said that Sri Lankan officials were in the US this week to discuss the deal on the US ship. The President also said that the Japanese Defence Minister who was in Sri Lanka this week had promised to give two ships. Meanwhile, the Navy media unit said that the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne PC and the Commander of the Navy, Vise Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe visited and addressed the Sri Lanka Navy crew onboard Ex – USCGC ‘Sherman’ in Honolulu, Hawaii yesterday (22nd April). The secretary to the Ministry of Defence inspected the ship and held cordial discussions with the United States Coast Guard authorities with respect to the progress of the acquisition of the Ex-USCGC ‘Sherman’ to the Sri Lanka Navy. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Onex to become half owner of BBAM aircraft leasing management company

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2012 7:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) has agreed to pay US$165 million to buy 50 per cent of aircraft leasing company BBAM in a two-part deal announced Monday.The Toronto-based conglomerate will acquire a 15 per cent stake in BBAM from FLY Leasing Ltd. (NYSE:FLY) and 35 per cent from BBAM’s management team.BBAM has more than 200 airlines as customers and provides them with aircraft leasing, financing and management services.BBAM also provides asset management services to leasing companies, investors and financial institutions.Onex is a diversified private equity firm that has investments in a wide variety of industries including civil aviation, real-estate and manufacturing.In a side deal, Onex and BBAM plant to invest a $25 million to buy new shares of FLY, which will also receive US$50 million from selling the BBAM shares.Onex and BBAM have agreed to pay US$11.41 per FLY share, a discount to the Friday closing price of $12.31 on the New York Stock Exchange. Onex to become half owner of BBAM aircraft leasing, management company read more

Myanmar UN warns of humanitarian crisis amid continued intercommunal tensions

Speaking to journalists in New York, the Director of Operations for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, said tens of thousands of displaced people who are living on what are effectively paddy fields will be completely submerged once the rains hit in less than two months.“A solution needs to be found to relocate those people and also to see the return and the freedom of movement for all the internally displaced persons (IDPs) so they can begin to recover their lives and their livelihoods,” Mr. Ging stated.Mr. Ging, who returned from a four-day mission to Myanmar and the Philippines, said he was also concerned about the serious intimidation of aid workers, particularly threats targeting national staff members, and urged the Government officials with whom he met to correct misperceptions about aid delivery in Rakhine. “We have been asking them to do more,” Mr. Ging said, noting that officials are not blocking access but need to do more to facilitate gaining access both in terms of security and logistics. He called on the Government to resume coordination with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which has offered to help all those affected by the violence. “The offer of the OIC to provide assistance to both communities without distinction positions them to be an important part of the solution,” Mr. Ging said in a statement, recalling commitments he received from the OIC leadership during a recent visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.The Director of Operations also expressed concern about the lack of progress in reducing inter-communal tensions since his last visit in August 2012.Several waves of clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, the first of which occurred in June 2012, displaced families in the country’s western region and left more than 100 people dead. “Last year, I emphasized that the communal tensions in Rakhine had the potential to undermine Myanmar’s impressive democratization, peacebuilding and economic reforms and to increase humanitarian suffering,” he said, adding that the corrosive force of these tensions was evident last week when new violence erupted in the central township of Meikhtila, in Mandalay Region, displacing some 12,000 people. In the Philippines, Mr. Ging visited Compostela Valley in the southern island of Mindanao, where he met with families who lost relatives, crops and homes when Typhoon Bopha hit in December 2012. The typhoon – the biggest storm anywhere in the world in 2012 – killed more than 1,000 people and affected approximately 6.2 million.Mr. Ging praised the response effort mobilized by the local government and supported by the international community, calling it a “really excellent” model.He warned, however, that the needs of the local communities should not fall off the international community’s radar. The $76.3 million Bopha response plan is only 42 per cent funded as of 15 March. read more

Tech firms mocked for claiming under13s cant be blocked from social media

She said one company had told her that current age verification technology was appropriate for them because they needed users to get online “seamlessly”. “But why should it be? If it’s a choice between children having to wait a small amount of time to get on to a site, and continuing to allow them on sites they shouldn’t be on, then to me the answer is obvious,” she added.Ms Longfield backed The Daily Telegraph’s campaign for a statutory duty of care, which is to be introduced by the Government.She said the companies should start introducing the changes now, rather than waiting for the Government’s planned legislation.She is incredulous at their claims that they don’t have the technology to do it and that they are obfuscating by claiming they want people to be able to go seamlessly online without checks. “Instead of trying to hold up the inevitable, it would be wise to get ahead of the curve,” she said.   The Children’s Commissioner has mocked the social media firms who claim they cannot block under-13s from their sites but have the technology to see inside black holes.Anne Longfield says it is “particularly frustrating” the tech giants repeatedly claim it is “impossible” to exclude under-aged children because there is “no reliable form of age verification technology”.In an article published on the Telegraph website, she writes: “Can it really be the case that they can create driverless cars, see inside black holes and programme computers to beat the best human players of complex games like Go, but not find ways of making digital platforms fit for purpose for children? “Of course not. And for the record, I’ve been reassured that it is all very possible.” Ms Longfield says it is right, as proposed under a new “game-changing” statutory code, that social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram should be required to block under-13s or face punitive fines. This code could be the first step in redressing the balance,” said Ms Longfield. “Of course, it would be surprising if there was not a flurry of pushback from the tech companies, as so often happens when industry is asked to change its ways. “We will be told it would take a very long time, that it will negate the experience of the activity or that it simply can’t be done.” Show more Under the age-appropriate code, which is due to become law this year, the companies will have to introduce effective age checks, or treat all their users like children.Those that fail to do so risk fines of up to 4 per cent of global turnover, equivalent to £1.5 billion for Facebook. “For too long, the balance of power between children and the platforms they use has been firmly fixed in favour of the latter. 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. read more

Mining3 welcomes OZ Minerals as a mining company member

first_imgOZ Minerals has recently become a Mining3 member, augmenting the strong membership base with another high-performing global mining company. Mining3 Chief Executive Officer, Professor Paul Lever, said he is delighted to have OZ Minerals—one of Australia’s largest copper producers—on board. The company’s Prominent Hill mine is shown in the picture.“With high-quality assets across the globe; excellent safety, production and business credentials; and a growth strategy focused on creating value for all stakeholders, OZ Minerals will make a valuable contribution to Mining3’s industry-led research and technology transfer.“By becoming a Mining3 member, OZ Minerals will join with our other industry members to collaboratively identify key industry challenges and decide on and direct research areas that deliver the highest return,” Prof Lever said.Mining companies are facing enormous social and financial pressure. The industry must find ways to reduce environmental impacts and energy consumption, continually improve safety, lead the implementation of automation and other new technologies, and adapt to the evolving needs of a new generation workforce. All while increasing productivity and operating in a volatile market.With decreasing ore grades and orebodies becoming progressively deeper and more difficult to access, the sector is calling out for innovation to sustainably meet demand for minerals.For 27 years, from its headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, Mining3 has had a strong presence and a history of industry-led, worldclass research and innovation.Through member-led direction, its researchers and engineers develop solutions to industry-identified challenges using fundamental and applied research, and our extensive knowledge and experience.Through this, Mining3 understands that effective collaboration is by far the most powerful instrument of innovation.last_img read more

Vori I am 100 staying in HSV Hamburg

HamburgHSVHSV HamburgIgor Vorivori ← Previous Story “Vote for the Best 2012” – Over 6000 votes in three days – Jicha and Gislason lead! Next Story → LNH: Edin Bašic is MVP of October After the Veszprem rumours that surrounded Igor Vori, the Croatian pivot himself denied that he will be leaving Hamburg and moving to Hungary. “100% I am staying in Hamburg, I fight for this club, and I have a year and a half left here, and I’m happy here” – said Vori for, adding that he has nothing to do and has made no contact with the Hungarian champion.source: read more

Three years detention for teen who attacked gardaí after robbing American tourists

first_img A DRUNKEN TEENAGER who attacked and injured two gardaí after robbing a group of American tourists in a north Dublin park has been given three years detention.CCTV later showed Dylan Thomas (19) was one of a large group of youths who took part in the robbery.US tourists Ryan Dillon, his partner and her 82-year-old grandmother were walking in the town park after dinner when they were robbed of a camera bag. Dillon was punched and kicked by the group of youths when he attempted to retrieve their belongings.Later Thomas punched and kicked an investigating garda who directed him to move out of the area. He later lashed out at another garda who attempted to remove his hoodie to search him at the garda station.Thomas of Palmer Avenue, Rush, Co Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assaulting Garda Stephen Harte causing him harm and assaulting Garda Keith Delaney on 2 May 2015. He further pleaded guilty to robbery at Swords Town Park on the same date.Judge Melanie Greally said the tourists had been “beset by a pack of youths” during the robbery and their memories of Ireland had been blighted by the incident.She said Thomas had a capacity for some considerable violence particularly when he had consumed alcohol but noted he now appeared to be applying himself to more positive pursuits. She said the court must have regard to his prospects for rehabilitation.Judge Greally imposed four years detention and suspended the final year on strict conditions including that he co-operates with the probation service in addressing his drug, alcohol and anger control issues and attend psychiatric and educational services as directed.Defence counsel, Pieter Le Vert BL, told the court that gardaí had responded to a call about the robbery of the tourists in the park but the group of youths had scattered by the time they arrived.Thomas, who was heavily intoxicated, was still there and assaulted a garda who attempted to question him.Gardaí began the investigation into the robbery of the tourists and realised that Thomas was part of the group involved. Thomas told gardaí he did not remember much of what happened but after seeing CCTV footage of the incident agreed he had been involved in punching and dragging Ryan Dillon.At the first sentence hearing in March, Mr Le Vert had handed up a psychologist’s report. He said there were a number of concerns raised in the report and suggested that it was obvious “why things have taken the course they have”.He said Thomas was expelled from school for fighting but said he claimed he was standing up for someone who was being bullied.Le Vert said Thomas had difficulty with “alcohol, possibly cannabis and most likely authority”.Counsel said Thomas had not been involved in any further trouble, had stopped smoking cannabis and decreased his drinking. He said Thomas had started school in the prison and wanted to become a fitness instructor.He told Judge Greally that Thomas was still a very young man and there seemed to be a future for him if he continued to use his time wisely.Read: Jury discharged from murder trial after they spot 29 second gap in crucial CCTV evidence> Image: Shutterstock/sergign Friday 25 Nov 2016, 6:10 AM Nov 25th 2016, 6:10 AM Share Tweet Email 10,048 Views Three years detention for teen who attacked gardaí after robbing American tourists US tourists Ryan Dillon was punched and kicked after being robbed while walking in Dublin with his partner and her 82-year-old grandmother. No Comments Short URL Image: Shutterstock/sergign By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Fundraiser for Greek schools

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Achilleas Youth of AHEPA have organised a traditional Greek tavern dinner and trivia night to raise funds to buy much needed books for a disadvantaged Greek school. The night will be held at Florina’s Greek Tavern, 109 Glenferrie Road, Malvern on Friday 19 October at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $45pp or $40 for students. Go and be treated to a delectable three course Greek banquet, generous Greek hospitality and a night of fun trivia with questions related to Greek culture and history as well as to general music/film, politics, sport and current affairs. What’s more, enticing and highly-rewarding prizes are on offer to the winners of the trivia competition as well as of our raffle and live auction. All in the name of a humble cause, Achilleas Youth of AHEPA aims to foster the leadership and active citizenship of Greek Australian youth and engage in our global diaspora. President of AHEPA Chapter Achilleas Youth, Jiannis Tsaousis, calls for “taking a stand in this time of crisis for the innocent children of Greece. All of us, as part of the worldwide Hellenic diaspora, must express our solidarity for a country stuck in a debt spiral whose innocent victims are the deprived children of Greece facing a generational wipe-out. We must not let society in Greece teeter further to abyss”. All funds raised from the night will directly finance the purchase of books and supplies. For more information or to buy tickets visist achilleasyouth.webs.comlast_img read more

Monks monasteries given tax relief

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An amendment introduced by 16 New Democracy MPs offering tax relief to monks and monasteries was accepted by Education and Religious Affairs Minister Andreas Loverdos.According to the new legislation, retired monks will not have to submit a tax declaration if their annual pension is under 9,500 euros. Monasteries will also no longer be obliged to submit a declaration of real estate assets as they are exempt from the new single property tax, nor will they have to pay a rent levy to the state from property they are leasing out. Their tenants will bear the cost instead.Churches and monasteries will also no longer have to withhold income tax from payments to individuals or companies for services rendered.Source: Ekathimerini.last_img read more

Private Sait Darboe Explains Brutal Massacre of November 11 Soldiers

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowEx-Private Sait Darboe has on Thursday the 21st February 2019 given a detailed narration about the 11th November massacre of soldiers.“We were going for two things; we either take over the State House or go to the grave yard,” the witness said while explaining the readiness of the counter coups plotters of 11th November 1994.About the July 22 Coup PreparationHe said Lt Edward Singhatey used to talk to them (the junior soldiers) about how they feel about the army as well as the presence of the Nigerian soldiers in the army. He added that Singhatey used to ask them how they feel about the government.“Edward used to tell us that they were up to something and when they are ready, we will be informed about it,” the witness said.He told the Commission that Lieutenants Yahya Jammeh, Edward Singhatey and Sadibou Hydara used to hold meetings somewhere in the Yundum Barracks called ‘the Bahamas’.“The ECO-Company was the company used to do the coup d’état. Edward Singhatey used to come and tell us that they wanted to get rid of the government and replace it with another one,” he stated.He said without the junior soldiers, the July 1994 coup won’t have been successful.July 22nd Coup dayHe said the coup was scheduled to take place on the 21st July 1994 at the airport where President Jawara would have been arrested. He said before they departed for the airport, the weapons were inspected by RSM Jeng to ensure that they were all emptied because we were not supposed to go with live rounds at the airport.“Yahya Jammeh and Edward Singhatey were both armed,” he said.He said at the airport, both Edward Singhatey and Yahya Jammeh had their pistols filled with live rounds.“The plan was to gun down President Jawara by Edward Singhatey. Yahya Jammeh was supposed to release gunshots into the air and disclose the coup at the airport and demand Sir Dawda to surrender. Sanna Sabally was left at the Yundum Barracks with a platoon and they were heavily armed. They were supposed to take over the airport security because we were all not armed,” he said.“The plan was to capture the Yundum and Fajara Barracks and as well capture the State House,” he said.He said at the airport, Singhatey and Jammeh were both disarmed and the guard of honour couldn’t take place. He added that they went back to the Yundum Barracks and held a discussion with Edward Singhatey, Sanna Sabally, and Sadibou Hydara on the way forward since their plan became futile. He said whilst they were meeting, Singhatey, Sabally, and Hydara were with their passports, planning to flee the country but they were discouraged by the junior soldiers to stay. He said the coup leaders including Edward Singhatey and Yahya Jammeh were to be arrested on the 22nd July 1994 by the authorities.“We told them to stay and not to worry about them being arrested because they can still make it (stage the coup),” he said.The Nigerians did not play anything in July 1994He said on that night, the junior soldiers took over the Yundum Barracks and it was the same night that Lieutenant Basirou Barrow assured Yahya Jammeh of his support to the coup.“We were going for two things; we either take over the State House or go to the grave yard,” the witness said.On the early morning of July 22nd, they seized vehicles and headed to Banjul because they were in a haste to avoid Yahya Jammeh, Edward Singhatey, Yankuba Touray, Sanna Sabally and Sadibou Hydara being arrested. He said before they left for Banjul, the seized vehicles were taken into the Yundum Barracks for soldiers who were deemed to be the loyalist to the coup to board on them.He said Edward Singhatey was dropped at the airport junction with few soldiers to take charge of the airport and when they reached Westfield, the GAMTEL connection wires were removed and the Gendarmerie officers guarding the place were arrested and taken to the Yundum Barracks.The witness told the Commission that he was armed with an RPG and another weapon type. He explained that he joined Sabally to invade the Fajara Barracks with not more than 15 soldiers. He said they entered through the back gate of the Barracks and began firing into the air which caused the Gendarmerie officers and their families to run in different directions. He added that the Gendarmerie later fired back at them and after about 15 minutes they (the Gendarmerie) surrendered.“The Fajara Barracks was taken over after the armory was captured,” he said.He said they mounted a checkpoint at the back gate of the Barracks and he, Sergeant Ousman Sonko (the former Interior Minister) and one Sisawo Fatty were assigned by Sanna Sabally to go to GAMTEL to disconnect all wires so that there won’t be any communications from outside the world.  He said they didn’t go to GAMTEL instead they went to Yundum Barracks to collect ammunitions from Lt Basirou Barrow and took them to Sanna Sabally at the Fajara Barracks as well as supplied Yahya Jammeh and his group who were around the Mile II Prisons and the soldiers stationed at the Denton Bridge.“We returned to the Fajara Barracks and informed Sanna Sabally that the mission was accomplished although we didn’t go to any GAMTEL station,” he said.A day after the coupHe said they went to the State House and he was attached as an escort under Yahya Jammeh.“After taking over the State House, the junta failed us because they couldn’t fulfill their promises. We were frustrated with Junta,” he said.He said they were promised by the coup leaders that after a successful coup, they will be allocated each with a plot of land, improve their conditions (welfare) and as well take them for overseas training. He said Lt Basirou Barrow was supposed to be the leader of the Junta but he declined owing to his weakness in public speaking.“At this time, Sanna Sabally pointed a pistol to Yahya Jammeh and told him that ‘you are the chairman’ and Jammeh responded to Sabally that you are the vice chairman,” he adduced.He said Yahya Jammeh was not a complete soldier and he was not much known by the soldiers. He added that soldiers joined his group, not because of him but the presence of Captain Sonko.“Yahya Jammeh was not a tactical soldier because he couldn’t lead a section of an army to talk less of a platoon,” he said.He said the soldiers that supported the coup were not up to 40 and mainly young with the ranks of Private and Lance Corporal. He said in October 1994, he was posted at the Yundum Barracks.He said the AFPRC leadership created mistrust among soldiers in the Barracks by passing an order that no two soldiers are allowed to hold private discussions.“We felt angry and that was the cause of November 11 attempted coup,” he said.November 11He said one Sergeant Fafa Nyang used to tell him that they were planning to get rid of the AFPRC government and one ‘Dot Faal’ used to brief him on their ongoing plan to stage the coup.“The November 11 attempted coup was well planned and the leaders were trusted soldiers in the army including Lt Basirou Barrow. The plan was to attack the State House and get rid of the Junta,” he said.He said the coup plan was leaked to the Junta.“The idea of the November 11 coup was well known to the Junta members,” he said.He said on the 8th November 1994, all the AFPRC Council members except Yahya Jammeh and the then Chief of Defense Staff, Lt Colonel Baboucar Jatta came to the Yundum Barracks to address them about the coup. He said the delegation was headed by Sanna Sabally who told them that the coup won’t work. He said Sabally told them to unite and become a family and not to try to create problems in the country. Thereafter, he said Edward Singhatey released three gun shots into the air.He said Lt Barrow was transferred to the Fajara Barracks but this has not affected the coup plan because it was not abandoned.According to the witness, on the 10th November 1994, one Buba Jammeh, a brother to Yahya Jammeh was the chairman of the Council called Sanna Sabally and informed him that some soldiers were moving within the Barracks armed.He said in the evening of the 10th November, they were all discouraged because they didn’t see their leaders to carry on with the planned coup. He said in the evening, he jumped over the fence and went home in Bakau. He said whilst in Bakau at night, he heard gunshots from the Fajara Barracks.He said in the morning of the 11th November, he went to the Yundum Barracks dressed in military uniform and later went to the armoury and took arms because the situation was fragile.“I climbed a truck and saw the dead bodies of Lieutenant Basirou Barrow and ‘Dot Faal’ lying,” he said.He said a few moments later, he turned and saw a group of soldiers beating Sergeant Fafa Nyang around the cooks’ house within the Barracks. He said the soldiers who participated in beating Sergeant Nyang included Sergeant Alagie Kanyi, Lance Corporal Colley, Baboucar Sanyang, Buba Jammeh and many other soldiers. He said Sergeant Nyang suffered before he died because he was tortured until his waist got broken. He said at this time, the four Council members in the persons of Edward Singhateh, Sanna Sabally, Yankuba Touray, and Sadibou Hydara, as well as Momodou Badjie (the current security adviser to President Barrow) and CDS Baboucar Jatta, were all present.“Lance Corporal Colley shot Sergeant Fafa Nyang in the dug grave because he was buried alive,” he said.He said it was Sanna Sabally who passed the order that all those involved in the coup should be executed.“Lt Barrow, Sergeant Nyang and ‘Dot Faal’ were all buried in one grave and I was viewing the soldiers whilst they were burying them,” he said.He said the place where they were buried was not deep and those who participated in their burial included Alagie Kanyi and Baboucar Sanyang. He added that some soldiers were also arrested and detained in relation to the coup.“Lt Colonel Momodou Badjie was present at the time of the execution of the captured soldiers on the 11 November,” he said.He adduced that Badjie who is currently the security adviser to President Adama Barrow was present at the range where the captured soldiers were butchered.The Execution of the captured soldiersHe said the captured soldiers included Lt Gibril Sey, Lt Buba Jammeh, Bakary Manneh, Cadet Sillah, Corporal Dampha (who was not executed) among others. He said the group that executed these captured soldiers were headed by Sanna Sabally. He said the group members included Momodou Badjie, CDS Baboucar Badjie, Edward Singhateh, Peter Singhateh, Sadibou Hydara, Yankuba Touray and their soldiers (guards).He explained that it was RSM Papu Gomex who tied the hands of the captured soldiers and packed them into a land rover.“They were taken to Lance Corporal Bojang’s Range behind the Nyambai Forest which is about 4 to 5 kilometres from Siffoe,” he said.He said the executed bodies were taken back to the Yundum Barracks by the group and placed around the cooks’ house.“They were killed with the use of a gun. These people were butchered; one of them had his leg broken and eye removed. They had blood all over their bodies,” he said.He said later, the Council members went to the Independence Stadium to witness the match the Gambia played against Liberia.“Before they left for the Stadium, Sergeant Ceesay who was detained was called out from the cell where he was detained and shot by Corporal Mboob in the presence of the Council members and their entourage,” he said.The Burial of the executed soldiersHe said they were buried next to where Lt Barrow and 2 others were buried.“Alagie Kanyi cut the legs of Sergeant Sey with an axe because he was tall so that he could fit,” he said.His Biography and Career in the ArmyHe said he was born on the 1st January 1970 in Bakau Kachically. He said after completing schooling in 1989, he joined the Gambia National Army (GNA) and remained as a Private Soldier until July 1994. He said he was sent to Liberia in the year 1991 under the ECOMOG for 10 months and when he came back, he was posted at the Yundum Barracks. He said he was under the Company headed by Captain Lie Conteh; where Lieutenant Edward Singhateh and Lieutenant OB Mbye were the platoon commanders. He said their company was called the ECO-Company.last_img read more

Slow traffic worsens commuters woes

first_imgTraffic are seen on Dhaka-Mymensingh. Photo: Prothom AloCommuters leaving the capital for home ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr are suffering as traffic appears very slow at key exit routes of the city.Police said the excessive number of buses on the Dhaka-Tangail, Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Aricha highways are causing the Eid goers so much suffering.Buses on the Dhaka-Aricha highway from Jahangirnagar University to Nabinagar were seen moving very slowly.Savar traffic police inspector Abul Hossain said three vehicles broke down on the Dhaka-Aricha highway between Savar and Bishmai areas, causing long tailbacks.Vehicles are seen on Dhaka-Tangail highway. Photo: Prothom AloKonabari highway police officer-in-charge Hossain Sarkar said vehicular movement was normal on the Dhaka-Tangail highway. But, buses were moving slowly in some areas of Gazipur due to excessive numbers of buses on the highway.If weather remains good, holidaymakers could go home hassle-free, the police officer observed. Kaliakair upazila police station inspector Masud Alam said as many as 1000 members of police and community police have been deployed on the highways.He also told Prothom Alo that buses were moving slowly on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway between Tongi and Gazipur areas, but no there were no tailbacks there.last_img read more

Khaleda files appeal against verdict

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda ZiaBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has lodged an appeal against the judgement in Zia Orphanage Trust case that sentenced her to five years in prison.Lawyers of the former prime minister on Tuesday filed the appeal with the High Court, challenging the verdict given by a lower court on 8 February.The appeal was filed a day after Khaleda Zia’s counsel Sanauallah Miah had received the certified copy of the verdict from the office of the special judge’s court.Kaiser Kamal, another counsel of the BNP chief, submitted the appeal petition to the respective section of the High Court around 3pm.”We have sent the appeal petition to the respective section of the higher court after preparing the appeal petition,” said Abdur Rezzak, the leading counsel as named in the appeal petition.In the 632-page judgement, the judge, Md Akhtaruzzaman, also awarded 10 years imprisonment to five others, including Khaleda Zia’s elder son and the BNP’s senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.The certified copy of the verdict is of 1174 pages.Tarique Rahman has already been made acting chairman as Khaleda Zia is now staying in a jail in Nazimuddin Road.last_img read more

Straus Endorses Candidate To Replace Him In House District 121

first_img Share Bob Daemmrich: Straus/Campaign website: AllisonOutgoing Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (left) and Steve Allison, who’s in the Republican runoff to replace Straus in Texas House District 121.Retiring House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is getting behind a candidate to replace him in House District 121.Straus on Thursday endorsed San Antonio business attorney Steve Allison in the May 22 Republican runoff for the seat, which Straus has held since 2005. He announced last year he would not seek re-election after a record-tying five terms behind the gavel. “I am grateful for the voters who have supported me through the years, and now we need you to vote for Steve Allison,” Straus said in a statement. “Steve is the one candidate in this race who has proved himself ready to serve in the Texas House. Steve is a man of strong character and sound judgment, and I have no doubt that he will be an effective voice for our community.”Straus’ choice in the race is not entirely surprising. Allison’s opponent, Matt Beebe, unsuccessfully challenged Straus twice before, in 2012 and 2014. Beebe finished first in the six-way primary for the seat last month, getting 29 percent of the vote to Allison’s 26 percent.Allison most recently served as vice chairman of the board of VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio’s mass transit agency. He previously was a member of the Alamo Heights School Board for a dozen years, including three terms as president. last_img read more

Bonding with bond

first_imgFifty years after creating his muse, the man behind super spy James Bond emerged from hibernation at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 which paid an ode to the spy and its creator in a special session ‘Ian Fleming and the Making of James Bond’ to the delight of at least 400 Bond fans who spilled over at the venue. With latest release Skyfall still fresh in the memory of the audience, the panel of Fleming biographer Andrew Lycett, Bond writer Sebastian Faulks and novelist Zach O Yeah forged an instant conenct with the audience.last_img read more

Short circuit on Fifth Avenue causes temporary closure

first_imgCarlos Velazquez of Solidaridad Protección Civil explained “911 reported to us smoke coming out of a register of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad. We, and people from the fire department, came to give prompt attention to this report. The Comisión Federal de Electricidad arrived to make repairs and determine the exact cause of the short.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) “We saw smoke coming out of the sewer which affected several locations on the street of Fifth Avenue, so we decided to cordon off the area for the safety of the people.” State police along with Protección Civil, firemen and personnel from CFE were called to the scene after smoke was seen coming out of a metal CFE lid along the roadway. The smoke was quickly linked to an underground short circuit caused by an overheated transformer. center_img Passersby were alarmed by the generation of the smoke, which led authorities to close the section of roadway between 4th Street and Juarez Avenue. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A section of Playa del Carmen’s popular Fifth Avenue was closed by state police Wednesday after smoke was seen rising from an underground passage. last_img read more

Puma teams with Playseat to get gamers rockin

first_imgDespite the explosion in popularity of e-sports, some still dispute the veracity of gaming being called a “sport”, but sportswear giant Puma doesn’t need any convincing. It has teamed up with gaming gear company Playseat to develop the Playseat | Puma game seat, which was unveiled at Gamescom last week.Charles Johnson, Global Director of Innovation at Puma believes, “we have to start seeing gamers as athletes, with requirements particular to their sport. As a sports company, we want to offer these athletes the products they need to perform at the very top.”Taking the form of an ergonomic rocking chair that makes use of breathable materials and features four knitted side-pockets for storing phones, games controllers and remote controls, we’re not sure the game seat will go all the way to achieving Johnson’s lofty athletic aspirations, but the ability to easily rock back and forward might help get some blood flowing and prevent numb bums in marathon gaming sessions.To prevent the chair sliding about when the action gets frenetic, the chair features rubber feet to provide grip in what the designers call “attack mode” (leaning forward), stability in “cruise mode” (reclining normally), and support in “defense mode” (leaning back).”Gaming is greater with full sitting control,” says Fernando Smit, President and Founder of Playseat. “That’s why we felt the need to change sitting of gamers from the traditional couch or even on the floor in front of their screens, so we created something truly unique.”The Playseat | Puma game seat certainly looks comfortable enough, and who doesn’t like a good rock every now and then, but as with any chair the proof is in the sitting. Those interested in taking a load off and getting their game on can try the seat out from November.Source: Playseat Yes No We recommend Powered by Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Cancer Genetics Google Analytics settings Startup Farsight Aiming for FDA Clearance of its Genomic Analysis Platform Privacy policy DiaCarta, MIODx to Codevelop Diagnostic to Predict Immunotherapy Response staff reporter, 360Dx, 2018 Drug Testing Firm Ameritox To Close at End of Week, Aegis Acquires Substantial Assets In March, FDA Cleared Tests from Roche, Siemens, Becton Dickinson, and Others I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more 360Dx, 2018 Renee Caruthers, 360Dx, 2018 360Dx, 2018 360Dx, 2018 360Dx, 2018 Vortex Biosciences, BioView Collaborate on Identifying Clinical CTC Biomarkerslast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But the key stat is that Kolb will have missed 17 of a possible 32 games in Arizona with an assortment of injuries. The Cardinals must make a decision in the offseason if they want to proceed with Kolb at quarterback in 2013 knowing he’s been less than healthy for three straight seasons. Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling When the Arizona Cardinals placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserve earlier this week, two things happened.First and most obviously, Kolb’s season came to an end. His second season in Arizona ended much like his first — early. The rib injury Kolb suffered in a Week 6 loss to the Buffalo Bills didn’t heal in a timely fashion, relegating him to the sideline for the majority of the season.Secondly, the roster move fuels speculation about the quarterback’s future in the desert. The reality is this: Kolb has been effective when he’s been on the field. As a Cardinal, Kolb has completed 255-of-436 passes for 3,124 yards with 17 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. His quarterback rating over the two years has been a very respectable 83.2.last_img read more

Russian athlete completes Cyprus cycle route

first_imgA representative of the Russian PLAN X Adventure Team Sergey Severin has completed a cycle loop across Cyprus.It took the athlete just three-and-a-half days to cover over 600 kilometres of the way.The cyclist started from Limassol at 6am on Friday. Riding along the island’s perimeter, he spent 53 hours in the saddle with breaks for sleeping and eating only. He crossed the Green Line twice.“I go to Cyprus quite often so this time I wanted to show that one may come to the island not only during a warm season. Picturesque landscapes and opportunities for outdoor activities are available here throughout the whole year,” Severin said.An intention to ride the route in record time encouraged his will-to-win spirit.“To get the full-scale impressions and enjoy the scenery one needs to take at least one week for such a route,” he said. “But it was important for me to challenge myself. Before that, I’d never travelled 200 kilometres a day.”The major part of the route runs along highways. Despite this he refused to use a road bike suitable for such conditions.“I’ve made it riding a bike which is prepared for a hard off-road,” he said after finishing.“But when you compete not with actual rivals, but with yourself, the technique takes a back seat. Perseverance and self-confidence – that’s what matters the most.”Severin is the head of the Russian extreme PLAN X Adventure Team.Back in 2015, using the very same bicycle, he crossed Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal from the most northerly to the most southerly point.That 800-kilometre ride took him 13 days.In 2017, Severin organised an expedition named ‘Half the country under sail’.As an inflatable sail catamaran crew member, he covered about 6000 km along the Yenisei River in Siberia and the Arctic Ocean.You May LikeSolar SolutionsCalifornia – New Program Giving Solar Panels to Homeowners With Electricity Bills Over $100/mthSolar SolutionsUndoLCR HealthTop Doctor Warns Against Abdominal “Deep” Fat (And How To Get Rid Of It)LCR HealthUndoVehicleBuff ReviewWhat 5 Car Wax Sealants Were Voted Best of 2019?VehicleBuff ReviewUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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