In Kashmir, a yen for khaki

first_imgKashmir may be witnessing violent days again. But the number of women who aim to join the police force in the Valley is only going up. What started as a trickle is turning into a torrent, with many taking a police job as a full-fledged career option. On July 20, when the Jammu and Kashmir police conducted physical endurance and physical standard tests for recruitment of sub-inspectors in Leh and Kargil districts, it came as no surprise that 299 of the 1,409 candidates who qualified were women.The trend is picking up elsewhere too. In recruitment drives earlier this year in south Kashmir, over 20,000 women applied for the 5,300 constable posts, police figures show. “Many women are coming forward for police jobs. As part of the ongoing recruitment, tests for Jammu division will be held from August 22 to 25. Similarly, many women candidates of the Rajouri-Poonch range will take the test from September 7 to 10,” a police spokesman says.Nearly 2,000 women qualified for the police recruitment drive last year. In the second round, a few hundreds were selected. “I need to help my family. I want my younger siblings to continue education,” a woman aspirant says.Many aspirants believe that a job in the police gives a “sense of prestige and security” in Kashmir. However, for many like Janna Begum (name changed), it was not an easy decision. “My neighbourhood objected to my decision. Given the situation in south Kashmir, many women desist from joining the police. My only question is why do we celebrate only when a woman gets into the Indian Police Service? Why not when someone joins the lower ranks,” she asks.last_img read more

PLDT clips Cignal in battle for third

first_imgPLDT Home Fibr went through the wringer before escaping a game Cignal squad, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 19-17, to capture the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PLDT reached match point in the fifth set, 14-12, off Mylene Paat’s service error and Wilson’s attack error. Wilson’s strong attack and Urdas’ crucial attack error prompted Cignal to equalize and drag the game to a deciding set. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Power Hitters were on the verge of wrapping it up in four sets until Erica Wilson and the HD Spikers sprung back to life to tie things up and forge a deciding fifth set.But PLDT imports Grace Lazard and Kendra Dahlke came to the rescue as they delivered the killer blows in the crucial stretch of the decider to give the club its first podium finish in this prestigious women’s club tourney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDahlke scored 27 points while Lazard pumped in 17 kills, three blocks and two aces for a 22-point performance, including a beautiful backrow attack for match point, 18-17.She followed that up with the  game-winning block on Cignal import Ana Artemeva. The locals were also instrumental with Aiko Urdas chipping in 14 points and Grethcel Soltones putting up a brilliant all-around effort with 12 points laced with 22 digs.Setter Jasmine Nabor made 28 excellent sets on top of 16 digs.Despite getting swept by F2 Logistics in the semifinals, PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb was happy over their first podium finish in just his second conference calling the shots.“I’m happy for my players and for the company because this is just our second conference in the PSL. This is good for us as we prepare next conference,” Gorayeb said.“We came up short in the semifinals. But I think that the title match is not yet for us. I’m still proud on how my players fought this conference.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Read Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss F2 Logistics draws first blood in PSL finals, outlasts Petron Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

Harbhajan Singh’s World Cup 2011 moments

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Virat Kohli and Team India fly out for 56-day tour of South Africa. See Photos

first_imgThe Indian cricket team left for South Africa past midnight looking to create history, never having won a Test series in that country.The team bus had a new addition with the newly-married Anushka Sharma joining husband and captain Virat Kohli in the front row. Anushka arrived late in a private vehicle at the time the team was to leave for the airport as Virat escorted her into the team bus.Anushka has been with Virat on several cricket tours in the past including the 2015 World Cup in Australia, also during the recent tour to Sri Lanka, but this is the first time the star pair will be travelling as a married couple.When the players sweat it out during practice sessions in Cape Town before the first Test, Anushka will have other player wives for company with Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha and the recently married Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s better halves also having joined the team.(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)The actress is scheduled to fly back to India after a week to resume her film assignments after spending New Year’s with Virat at the picturesque Cape Town.WATCH: Newly weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma board the bus as Team India departs for South Africa #ITVideo India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) December 28, 2017The one sign of concern for the team  would be a limping Shikhar Dhawan flying to South Africa. The southpaw was expected to open the innings with Murali Vijay in the first Test but sources have told India Today that initial scan reports suggest he could be a doubtful starter for the first Test starting January 5.advertisement(Image Courtesy: Yogen Shah)It’s not certain what led to the ankle injury but Shikhar was last seen comfortably shaking a leg at captain Virat’s receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.Hardik Pandya checked in to the team hotel late after attending elder brother and Mumbai Indians teammate Krunal’s marriage. Shikhar Dhawan’s son Zoravar is a big hit with the boys and it was Hardik who voluntarily carried him into the bus.Even as the team bus quickly covered the five minute distance to the international airport, Virat and Anushka continued to be the cynosure of all eyes as crowds rushed towards the team bus to catch a glimpse of the first couple of Indian cricket.(Murali Vijay Instagram Photo)Captain Kohli hasn’t been in touch with cricket for the past three weeks during which he got married in Italy and hosted two receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.Virat however opined switching back to cricket after the festivities would not be difficult.(Rohit Sharma Instagram)”Its not difficult to switch on, at all. I was out for something more important that will remain very special for both of us. Switching on back to cricket is not difficult at all. It’s in my blood, like it is for every other team member and the team management.”Getting back to the professional front is not difficult at all. It’s not like I have not done anything for the past three weeks. I have been training and preparing to play for South Africa.(Ishant Sharma Instagram)”Somewhere at the back of your mind you are always thinking that something important is coming up. You’re mentally prepared,” he told in a press meet before departing for South Africa on Wednesday.Having made it clear the break from cricket will only leave him renergized, captain of the No.1 Test team in the world will now look to begin mission overseas domination starting South Africa, this time with lady luck by his side.last_img read more

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Aris Re-Signs Symtsak, PAOK in Champions League

first_imgThesaloniki belongs to FIBA Champions League. After Aris BC, the other big club of the Greek city, PAOK, confirmed that they registered for next season’s Champions League and not in Eurocup.Meanwhile Aris BC announced the extension of 35 years old center Vasilis Symtsak’s contract. The veteran player spoke to the official site of the club about next season: “I am very happy that I will play to Aris for the 3rd consecutive season. This was my desire from the day the league ended and became stronger when Dimitris Priftis stayed on the team.In the two years I have been to Aris, the team has made significant progress.Personally, I think something big is created and I’m happy be part of the effort of such a big and historic team to return to where it belongs: at the top. Both Laskaris family and coach, have “we’re going step by step” as a motto and I believe that this is the best way to reach your target.It’s very important that the team keeps a bunch of players from last season, so that with the appropriate movements, it will be stronger the next season. At the same time, we’re maintaining the family atmosphere, which was one of our main weapons in the previous season. With the help of our fans, who support us massively home and away, I believe that we will be able to take another step to the top. “TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hyderabad Test: Mayank Agarwal misses out again, India name unchanged 12-man squad

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday named an unchanged 12-member squad for the second Test against the West Indies.The second and final match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.India lead the series 1-0 after their record victory over the visitors by an innings and 272 runs.West Indies skipper Jason Holder blasts critics: Don’t think they’ll ever shut upOpener Prithvi Shaw has been retained in the team after his outstanding hundred on debut which also earned him the man-of-the-match award in the first Test. Shardul Thakur also features in the list as the 12th man. Thakur was not included in the playing XI in the Rajkot Test.Shaw has started his career on a good note but bigger challenges await: GambhirThe squad features three spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja while fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav are also in the list along with Thakur.The final XI will be announced by captain Virat Kohli at the toss on Friday.No communication between selectors, dropped players part of key discussions in BCCI meetTeam India for the 2nd Test against Windies at Hyderabad #INDvWI (@BCCI) October 11, 2018The Rajkot Test saw Kuldeep Yadav spin a web around the West Indies batting line-up as India hammered the West Indies inside three days last week.Rishabh Pant in fray for five-match ODI series vs West IndiesThe victory was also India’s biggest in terms of runs in Test cricket. The previous best came against Afghanistan, when they beat them by an innings and 262 runs in Bengaluru earlier this year.advertisementKL Rahul an outstanding player who should be persisted with: Bharat ArunKuldeep (5/57) bagged his maiden five-wicket in Test cricket while Ravindra Jadeja (3/35) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/71) and were also among wickets as India took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.Current selection committee cannot debate with Shastri and Kohli: Syed KirmaniBut the win was set up mainly by the batsmen as India declared their first innings at 649 for 9 with Shaw, captain Virat Kohli and Jadeja scoring hundreds each.Shaw made 134 while Kohli top-scored with 139 runs. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100, which was also his maiden hundred that too in front of his home crowd at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium.Rishabh Pant (92) and Cheteshwar Pujara (86) also made useful contributions as India batted the Windies out of the game.India 12-man squad: KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw (debut), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.last_img read more

Mumbai University first merit list to be released on this date now

first_imgMumbai university admission:The Mumbai University will release the first merit list on June 17, 2019, for its admission in various colleges. Due to delay in submission of MSBSHSE HSC mark sheet, the varsity has rescheduled the admission process. Therefore the merit list, which was to be released today, June 13, 2019, will now be published on June 17, 2019. Students are requested to visit the official website of the university i.e. to check the first merit list on June 17, 2019.As per the reports, more than 2 lakh candidates have registered for admissions to different courses at the University of Mumbai for the academic session 2019-2020. Colleges affiliated to the university have received over 6 lakh applications so far.Mumbai University admission 2019: Documents needed Passport size photographScanned signature of the applicantSelf-attested class 10 mark sheet, for the date of birthSelf – attested class 12 mark sheetSC/ST/PwD/KM/OBC CertificateSelf- attested copies of sports and ECA certificatesEXS Certificate issued by SDM certifying the applicant.Mumbai University admission 2019: Verification date The verification process for the documents will begin from June 18, 2019. Only those who are eligible through the merit list can apply. Earlier the verification process for the documents was to happen from June 14, 2019. However, now it will take place on June 18, 2019.The mission of Mumbai University:The university aims to provide a free and conducive atmosphere for creative thinking and impart deep disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary bandwidth to the learners in order to make them problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs.It has a mission to assimilate and transmit the values of honesty, equality, human dignity, and inclusivity.It encourages making optimum use of available resources and investments through unconventional means.It has an objective to undertake research in frontier and emerging areas to advance knowledge and through innovation turn it into intellectual property and entrepreneurship to accelerate growth.It aims to contribute effectively to the welfare of society, address the local and global challenges; respecting the culture, environment, and sustainability.advertisementlast_img read more

Pardew: No bids for City and Arsenal target Evans

first_imgTransfers No offers for Man City and Arsenal target Evans yet, says West Brom boss Pardew Joe Wright 23:17 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() jonny evans - cropped Getty Images Transfers Manchester City West Bromwich Albion Arsenal Premier League Though the 30-year-old defender is drawing interest from some of the Premier League’s top clubs, his current side have still yet to receive a bid West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.The Northern Ireland international is reportedly a target for Manchester City and Arsenal for this transfer window, with rumours placing his value at around £23 million.Pardew, however, says they are still waiting for an official approach and has warned that he would like any prospective deal to go through sooner rather than later so a replacement can be brought in. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “From my point of view there is no bid, so there’s nothing to discuss,” Pardew told a news conference ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Everton on Saturday.”On the other hand, we have scenarios that are going to time out if we don’t get a bid for Jonny that’s acceptable for him and us. “Jonny hasn’t come and seen me this week, so I’m in the dark a little bit. We haven’t had a phone call from another football club and that’s where it stands. “In terms of our plans to use that money if it was to come in the door, that time is ticking away and that concerns me a little bit more.”Pardew praised Evans’ focus amid the speculation over his future, saying the former Manchester United man has behaved impeccably.”He’s been terrific, in and around the training ground, everything. He has a core mentality about this sort of thing,” he said.”Other players that I’ve experienced in the past, their emotions can get the better of them and they do things that let themselves down. You have to remind them that they’re letting their team-mates down.”I’ve never had anything like that with Jonny. It’s a pat on the back really for him and the character that he is.”last_img read more

Queensland Port Strategy Favours Gladstone

first_imgzoom Gladstone is ready to consolidate its position as Queensland’s industrial powerhouse following release of the new Ports Strategy for Queensland.Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael RochQueensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roch said: ”The release of the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy is an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future development in the five long-established Priority Port Development Areas (PPDAs).Gladstone is well positioned because it has the certainty of being able to develop the export capacity needed by Queensland’s key export industries including minerals, energy and agriculture.”The strategy also recognises exporters’ strong record of working responsibly alongside the Great Barrier Reef for many decades.”The Queensland Ports Strategy aligns with UNESCO’s recommendations that further port development be contained to existing precincts,” Mr. Roche said. ‘‘There have also been a number of reports released in the wake of UNESCO inquiries that validate that environmentally responsible port expansion has been the hallmark of the experience in Gladstone and in other Queensland ports. The incremental expansion of ports has been fundamental to Queensland’s economic and social progress over more than a century.’’Exports through ports adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef were worth $37.5bn in 2012-13. Direct spending by the resources sector in the Gladstone local government area totalled $4.69bn in 2012-13.”Despite a mountain of evidence and independent reports, activists remain determined to undermine the central Queensland economy by falsely linking port developments to a recent sharp decline in the health of Great Barrier Reef coral or fish health problems in Gladstone Harbour.We remain confident that when the World Heritage Committee meets next week, they will confirm that Australia is making good progress in addressing the real health challenges for the Reef,” Mr. Roche said. June 11, 2014last_img read more

Warawa bids emotional farewell to MPs calls for more access to palliative

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative MP Mark Warawa used his farewell address to the House Commons today to call for changes that will ensure more Canadians have access to palliative care.The 69-year-old faces his own battle with pancreatic cancer, diagnosed after he’d publicly announced in January he would retire.Warawa says statistics show that between 70 and 84 per cent of Canadians have no access to palliative care.He says in some cases it’s better not to pursue heroic measures and that science has shown people can live longer and have a better quality of life if they’re given palliative care.Warawa he hopes the next Parliament will commit to legislative changes to ensure it’s available to more Canadians.He says he hopes to stay on the job until the next election but he’ll likely work from his office in his Langley-Aldergrove riding.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Plane carrying 48 people crashes in Pakistan killing all on board

first_img Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 9:20 PM Image: Aqeel Ahmed AP/Press Association Images Pakistan army troops and rescue workers collect remains of victims. Short URL 6 Comments By AFP Plane carrying 48 people crashes in Pakistan, killing all on board It is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation’s history.center_img 15,269 Views Pakistan army troops and rescue workers collect remains of victims. Image: Aqeel Ahmed AP/Press Association Images Share92 Tweet Email Updated 9.20pmWarning: Some people may find details in the report distressing. A PAKISTANI PLANE carrying 48 people crashed today in the country’s mountainous north, killing everyone on board, authorities have said.It is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation’s history.Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down after one of its two turboprop engines failed while travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said.Rescuers, including hundreds of villagers, pulled the charred remains from the wreckage of the aircraft, parts of which were found hundreds of metres away from the main site in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.An AFP reporter at the site near the village of Saddha Batolni said part of the plane was still on fire more than five hours after the crash, as rescuers picked up torn human remains with their hands and placed them in bags before they were taken by ambulance to Islamabad for identification.“The bodies were burnt so badly we could not recognise whether they were women or men,” a villager told AFP.We put into sacks whatever we could find…and carried them down to the ambulance.Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Azam Saigol, the airline’s chairman, said the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which contacted ground authorities after one engine failed and issued a Mayday call at 4:14pm (11.14am Irish time).It began descending a minute later before disappearing from radar at 4:16pm.‘Technically sound’ “This plane was technically sound, and was checked in October,” he said, adding the captain had flown more than 12,000 hours and the aircraft was nine years old.“Our focus now is to retrieve all the dead bodies,” Saigol said, vowing a full investigation.A senior rescue official on the site who requested anonymity added: “The villagers told us that the plane was shaky before it crashed. It was about to hit the village, but it seems that the pilot managed to drag the plane towards the hills.”Three foreigners were among the dead, officials said, with Austria’s foreign ministry later confirming two of its nationals were killed and Chinese state media saying one of its nationals was also among the victims.- © AFP, 2016Read: Seven-year-old Syrian girl’s Twitter account disappears as Assad’s forces close inRead: Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 > Dec 7th 2016, 9:20 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Winner of the Womens Battle Royal Match Has message for Ronda Rousey

first_img Nia Jax won the Battle Royal at WWE EvolutionNia Jax eliminated Ember Moon to win the Women’s Battle Royal at Evolution.The competitors were:Naomi vs. Michelle McCool vs. Sonya Deville vs. Alundra Blayze vs. Carmella vs. Zelina Vega vs. Kelly Kelly vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Ember Moon vs. Lana vs. Maria Kanellis vs. Mandy Rose vs. Molly Holly vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax vs. Ivory vs. Asuka vs. Torrie Wilson vs. Peyton Royce vs. Billie KayThe final four competitors were Asuka, Ember Moon, Nia Jax and Tamina.Ember Moon eliminated Asuka, then eliminated Tamina. Ember and Nia were the last two remaining. Then Zelina Vega gets back in, because she was never eliminated. Nia eventually eliminated Zelina and then eliminated Ember Moon to win it all.Nia Jax to face Ronda Rousey or Nikki BellaNia Jax was interviewed after the match, making it clear she will challenge for the RAW Women’s Championship. Nia delivered a message to Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella.“Whoever wins I hope they enjoy the moment, because it won’t last long.”To find out in details what happened and who eliminated who, read Adam Martin’s live recap of WWE Evolution.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants A WWE Match Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey Facebook WWE announces segments and match for Smackdown Live this Tuesday in Miami Drew Mcintyre Twitter Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WhatsApp Captain Marvel: WWEs Nia Jax Challenges Brie Larson To A Match Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Videos Articles Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Live Women’s Championship Match set for SummerSlam in Torontolast_img read more

Boeing looks to save millions through job transfers

first_imgSEATTLE — Boeing Co. expects to save more than $100 million a year by transferring 1,100 research engineering jobs out of Washington state’s Puget Sound region and an additional 200 from Southern California to lower-pay locations, according to internal Boeing documents reviewed by The Seattle Times.The documents show the company is willing to spend more than $150 million to implement the plan, laying off people and closing research labs in Washington while moving the work to new engineering centers in Huntsville, Ala.; North Charleston, S.C.; and St. Louis.For each engineering job moved away, management projects average annual savings of $60,000 in pay and benefits.The restructuring of the Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) unit is just one piece of Boeing’s broader push since the spring of 2013 to shift multiple engineering units away from the Puget Sound region. So far it has announced that some 4,300 engineering jobs are to be moved.Boeing employees and some industry experts warn these plans have already undermined the morale of the entire engineering workforce here and that the company is at serious risk of losing essential expertise.But Boeing is moving ahead. The stark financial calculus outlined in the BR&T documents suggests cost-cutting is the prime driver.Boeing Vice President Jim Schlueter did not dispute the figures in the documents but insisted in an interview that “cost is just one element of the decision making.”last_img read more

Broward Sheriffs Office K9 retiring after 11 years

first_imgPARKLAND, Fla. (WSVN) — A Broward Sheriff’s Office K-9 officer was treated to a retirement party, Wednesday.After 11 years of service, Suzie the bloodhound is celebrating retirement. At the party, she received a mock sheriff’s badge, which was presented to her in front of her fellow bloodhound friends, Wyatt, Amder and Macie.“In her retirement, she has three acres to roam on, a swimming pool, a bunch of people that want to take care of her,” said Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Kevin Bolling. “Our search and rescue groups around the county have always volunteered and jumped out to help us when they can. They want to babysit her, and I just can’t let her go.”Suzie was donated by the parents of Jimmy Ryce, who was abducted and murdered several years ago. The foundation provides free bloodhounds to law enforcement to help in the search of missing children.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Red Cross Moving To Recovery Phase In Parts Of Greater Houston Impacted

first_img 00:00 /01:08 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian MartinRed Cross, Salvation Army and the city of Richmond help flood victims near River’s Edge in Richmond.The water has receded in some of the areas affected by flooding in Greater Houston. Others are still in the midst of it.Steve Vetrano is the CEO of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, which has been on the ground helping flood victims for the last several months.He said they’re still doing emergency response in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties.In Montgomery County and north from there, they are helping with the recovery.“When we get to the recovery phase, then we’re working more one-on-one with individuals and families on what their needs are and providing them assistance in the ways that we can there or connecting them with other resources in the community,” Vetrano said.In areas where flooding is still a problem, the Red Cross has opened shelters and distributes food and things like toiletries.Vetrano said the flooding over the last three months has been a real challenge for the organization.“We are prepared for large and small disasters,” he said. “But when you have them back-to-back-to-back-to-back, it does wear out your volunteer workforce, and they’re tired.”But Vetrano said other volunteers are stepping up.In fact, he said, disasters like this often bring new volunteers on board who end up staying with the Red Cross long-term. Listen Sharelast_img read more

DC Police Not Proactive Enough Community Says

first_imgThe rise in the District’s violent crime rate continues, leaving some residents feeling that the Metropolitan Police Department needs to engage more with the community. Young residents like Nicolas Johnson, 22, told the AFRO March 20 that police need better ways to implement crime prevention.“They need to keep people in the neighborhood aware of their surroundings, and let them know ways to protect themselves,” Johnson said. He shared that when he lived in Northwest D.C. he witnessed a police standoff in Brookland off of 18th street. “It says a lot about the dangers of us living in our own backyards.”As of March 23, the District holds a 17 percent increase in violent crime, according to Metropolitan Police crime statistics. This increase includes a March 16 homicide of a Maryland resident from Prince George’s County. As of March 23, there have been 24 homicides in 2016.Police released a video March 18 of two suspects and a vehicle of interest in the fatal Northeast shooting of Darnell Lee Richardson, 29, of Cheverly, Maryland.Officials said, Richardson was found lifeless in the driver’s seat of a vehicle near I-295 and Benning Road around 8:50 p.m. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and it was later determined that the shooting happened in the 3400 block of Benning Road, police said.Aquita Brown, spokesperson for the department, told the AFRO March 21 that no arrests have been made in the case and detectives are actively investigating. She said there is a reward up to $25,000 for anyone who provides information leading to a conviction.“Instead of us having to call the police all the time to have them come out, maybe they should be more proactive and ask residents what exactly is going on,” Jordan Ferguson, 27, told the AFRO March 20.Ferguson, who works in Democratic politics in Northwest, said he used to live near an abandoned house on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Lamont Street NW. He and his roommates grew tired of neighboring drug abusers and wanted police to better surveil the houses within the area. He suggests authorities hold listening sessions and resident seminars so police can patrol the community based on the residents’ needs. “I know they have some seminars, but they need to be better advertised so people attend.”The police department hosts online community discussion groups to share public safety, community announcements and meeting dates, crime statistics, safety concerns, and safety tips on their website. According to the website, the email discussion groups were created in 2004 to facilitate an open forum to improve relationships between the community and police officers. Members can join by subscribing to the Yahoo Groups site pertaining to their ward.last_img read more

12 Surprising Office WiFi Killers

first_img Nothing grinds a workplace to a halt like a lack of internet access. Gone are the days of hard-wired desktops in every office. Work environments increasingly support staff and guests with Wi-Fi, which can create a surprising amount of strain on your office wireless network, especially given the rise of devices connecting.Related: Wi-Fi: The Great Bridge Between Online Personalization and Killer Real-Life Experience You might be surprised what everyday items and situations are bringing your network to a crawl. Here are the top 12 common issues impacting every office, no matter how small or large.1. Tinted glass.You’d think your Wi-Fi signal would sail right through, but it doesn’t. Tinted glass often has metal additives that can heavily absorb Wi-Fi signals. So if your office is full of wall-to-wall windows or glass conference rooms, it’s going to impact your signal.2. Mirrors.These are huge Wi-Fi vampires. Mirrors can cut signal strength up to 50 percent because they reflect back the signal. If the bathroom is between the router and your desk, it’s part of the problem.3. Water.You may love that aquarium in the office, but water, just like glass, is a massive Wi-Fi killer due to its density. It absorbs and traps the signal. If you’ve ever seen your signal drop at the beach or near large bodies of water, that’s why.4. Chicken wire.Metallic mesh — AKA chicken wire — is a common construction material, which means your walls are lined with metal. Metal is also a gobbler of your Wi-Fi signal. The way around this is to ensure you have enough equipment to make up the difference. You might need an extender or access point to boost the router signal.5. BYOD.Also known as “Bring Your Own Device,” is a huge trend that’s taxing most workplaces. Most routers tap out at 10-20 devices. With today’s proliferation of tablets, smartphones, laptops and wireless office equipment, like your printer or that precious Apple TV in the conference room, bandwidth gets zapped quick. Plan accordingly.6. Board meetingsWe’ve heard more than one horror story of IT staff scrambling as networks crash under the weight of all your board members downloading a 20 MB presentation at the same time, in the same room. Avoid irritating your board. Make sure your bandwidth is up to snuff before the meeting starts. Better yet, give them their own channel.Related: MIT Researchers Take on Slow Wi-Fi7. Too many separate Wi-Fi Networks.It’s not uncommon in some office environments, often without formal IT staff or consults, to jerry rig a system together and load up the office with a several different routers running on different channels with different passwords to increase coverage. Problem is, Wi-Fi networks in close proximity can interfere with each other, let alone the pain of logging on and off networks. Make sure you have someone set up your system so each router or access point is on the right channel for limited interference.8. Poor spacing.It’s very important to adequately estimate needs and space equipment throughout the office to ensure a consistent supportive signal. In other words, don’t lock your one router for the whole office in the back cabinet and seat your graphics team near the front, by the glass doors. 9. Below-grade equipment.A number of businesses use equipment provided by their ISP or bottom-shelf routers and then run into performance issues. When setting up Wi-Fi for a small business (1-3 employees), as a minimum, invest in a high-end consumer router. When adding more employees, move to business grade at the beginning. The headaches of the network down during the board meeting aren’t worth the little you save going low-end.10. File cabinets.Wireless signals degrade going through metal so don’t place your routers or access points in a room filled with file cabinets. It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it happens.11. Your kitchen.It might have the snacks, but it also has major appliances that eat away at Wi-Fi strength. Refrigerators and especially microwaves provide interference, so keep equipment out of the range of the kitchen.12. People. Really? Absolutely. The human body is 50-65 percent water, and crowds of people at an office party can be a highly effective barrier to Wi-Fi.  Mount your access point in the ceiling to minimize the chance of interference by your coworkers.Now that you know the main reasons your office Wi-Fi stinks so badly, you can fix it. More than likely it’s due to having underestimated the level of equipment and support your business needs. If you’ve got more than three people working out of a space, or you open your Wi-Fi up to guests and staff, spring for business-grade equipment.Related: The Top 5 U.S. Airports With the Fastest Wi-FiUnless you work in a small one-room studio, odds are you need a range extender or an access point to distribute the signal throughout the space without it degrading and hanging up that board of directors meeting, or worse, VC pitch. Don’t let it happen to you. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 5 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 23, 2017 Listen Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgUNHCR and its partners appealed for help Friday, saying $207 million is needed to respond to the humanitarian crisis and assist some 200,000 Burundians who have taken refuge in Tanzania, Congo and Rwanda.The refugee agency said the number of people fleeing Burundi could double in the next six months.Between 500 and 2,000 Burundians are arriving daily in Kagunga — many more than the population of the tiny fishing village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.The World Health Organization has warned that a “severe humanitarian crisis” is unfolding in Tanzania with refugees overwhelming health and sanitation facilities in the border area.Cholera is a fast-developing, highly contagious disease that causes diarrhea, leading to severe dehydration and possible death. It is caused by contaminated food and water. Cases of acute diarrhea have also been confirmed among the refugees, who include many women and children.Demonstrators in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, say they will continue to protest until President Pierre Nkurunziza steps down at the end of his second term. Police have been using live ammunition and tear gas to disperse crowds of angry protesters, and observers have urged the government not to launch revenge attacks in the aftermath of a failed attempt by some military officers to force Nkurunziza out. Sponsored Stories U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is encouraged by U.N.-guided political talks in Burundi among representatives of the government, political parties and others, but he has expressed concern about the refugees and urged the Burundi government to “create conditions for their return,” his spokesman’s office said in a statement.___Associated Press writer Cara Anna at the United Nations contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people — 29 refugees and two Tanzanians — already have died of the disease, according to UNHCR.More than 64,000 Burundians have fled to Tanzania in recent weeks, UNHCR said, escaping the unrest sparked by their president’s bid for a third term that many say is unconstitutional. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Patients with chronic pain give advice Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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