Vogelsong, Giants Stifle Mets, 5-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Ryan Vogelsong’s strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling.He was just fine, finishing off his second career complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Aug. 1 for their second straight win after a six-game skid.“I just kind of didn’t answer them because I didn’t want to come out,” said Vogelsong, who had a six-inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011. “It was something I wanted to do.”Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing Juan Lagares’ soft single leading off the sixth and Lucas’ Duda’s 20th homer to start the eighth. In ending a five-decision losing skid, he walked one and got two double plays. Vogelsong threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6 minutes.Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Francisco.The Giants were coming off a horrid homestand in which they lost five of six to fall out of first place in the NL West. They improved to 30-20 on the road.“We normally play very well at home,” Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. “We just have a tough time scoring runs there. I don’t know what to do to change it but we’re working on it.”After giving Vogelsong no run support in five of his last six outings, the Giants got on the board in the second thanks in part to Niese’s throwing error.Juan Perez led off with a double. Gregor Blanco then bounced back to Niese. The left-hander tried to nab Perez, who got caught off second, but he bounced the throw and Perez raced into third. Crawford followed with an RBI single and Pence drove in another with a grounder.“It’s unfortunate, because that’s a situation where I can’t make a mistake, and I did,” Niese said. “Just made a mistake and paid for it, costing us runs and, ultimately, the game.”Pence tripled to right-center after Crawford tripled down the right field line and Vogelsong was hit by a pitch in the seventh. Pence was 4 for 33 coming in.Niese pitched 8-plus innings and allowed nine hits and five runs — three earned. He hit two batters.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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First Year’s Return on Yanks $450 Mil Investment Appears to be a Bust

first_imgNEW YORK — Even the New York Yankees acknowledge they are running out of time.On a night when most everything went wrong for the Yankees, they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday in another missed opportunity to spark an increasingly unlikely playoff run.With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card. They are in danger of missing the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ’93.“We have to win a lot of games,” Mark Teixeira said. “We have very little margin for error.”Hiroki Kuroda (10-9) lasted a season-low 3 1-3 innings and left with a 4-0 deficit. New York closed to 4-3 when Jacoby Ellsbury homered in the fourth and Chris Young hit a two-run single in the fifth.Jacoby Ellsbury followed Young with a single to left with runners at first and second, and third base coach Rob Thomson sent Stephen Drew home. Matt Joyce’s throw arrived well ahead of Drew, and catcher Ryan Hanigan had the plate blocked. Drew slid into the tag and was called out by plate umpire Vic Carapazza.After manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout, the call was upheld following a video review.“You can’t make the first out at home,” Girardi said. “You have the bases loaded, nobody out.”Thomson blamed himself for the decision.“Just a bad send. Just an error on my judgment, and I take full responsibility for it,” he said. “We’re all accountable around here, and it just wasn’t a good decision. Nobody out. Middle of the lineup coming to the plate. I’ve got to stop him there.”And the inning fizzled for New York when Derek Jeter lined to second baseman Ben Zobrist, who flipped to shortstop Yunel Escobar and doubled up Young.“It leaves us in a pretty big hole,” Girardi said. “Basically we have to win every day.”Earlier in the day, Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year’s experimental rule designed to avoid collisions.The new rule, announced in February, says a catcher can’t block the plate without the ball. The guidelines sent to teams Tuesday say the catcher’s positioning shouldn’t change the call when the throw clearly arrives ahead of the runner.“I think on Sunday, he would have been safe,” Girardi said.Drew felt he had “nowhere to go.”“The old-school way is to try to take him out,” he said. “If I had to do it again, I’d probably do it the other way.”Rays manager Joe Maddon agreed that trying to knock over the catcher might have been the best option.“Joe had every reason to go out and argue,” he said. “Conversely, if that play is overturned, it’s a travesty.”Girardi, a former catcher, sounded exasperated.“If I’m the baserunner, I’m going to run him over there,” he said. “I’m going to lower my shoulder, and I’m going to run him over.”As for the rest of the game, Chris Archer (9-8) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for the win. Pitching with old-fashioned stirrups that had horizontal stripes, he improved to 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six starts against the Yankees.Dominating with a 95 mph fastball, Archer retired his first nine batters before Ellsbury’s leadoff homer in the fourth. The Yankees scored their other runs in the fifth.“The hardest-hit ball that inning was the double play,” Archer said.Jake McGee, Tampa Bay’s fourth pitcher, got three outs for his 17th save in 19 chances.McGee, who hasn’t allowed a home run this year, retired Brian McCann on a flyout to the right-field warning track leading off the ninth and allowed Carlos Beltran to hit a drive about 10 feet to the foul side of the left field pole. Beltran then flied out, and Teixeira hit a game-ending comebacker.James Loney’s solo homer in the second off Kuroda (10-9) had put the Rays ahead, and Tampa Bay opened a 3-0 lead in the third on RBI singles by Evan Longoria and Loney. Zobrist’s run-scoring single in the fourth chased Kuroda.“Crucial time right now where are in a must-win situation,” Kuroda said through a translator, “and the fact that I couldn’t contribute, I feel really bad about it.”EMPTY SEATSThe game drew 31,188, the smallest crowd at new Yankee Stadium and New York’s home low since Sept. 23, 2004, according to STATS.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: SS Yunel Escobar returned to the starting lineup after missing Sunday’s game because of flu-like symptoms.Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 45 pitches during a simulated game and may need only a practice outing before rejoining the rotation. The Japanese star has been sidelined since July 8 by a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and hopes to avoid ligament-replacement surgery that would sideline him for 2015. … INF-OF Martin Prado (hamstring) and OF Brett Gardner (abdominal strain) were out of the lineup again.UP NEXTLHP Chris Capuano (2-3) starts for New York on Wednesday against Tampa Bay RHP Jake Odorizzi.RONALD BLUM, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Fanless PAOK Rousts AEK, 2-1

first_imgPAOK opened Greece’s Super League soccer playoffs, coming from behind to beat AEK, 2-1 in a stadium cleared of fans.The Thessaloniki team had been penalized for previous riots at home against Olympiacos. Fan violence is a common part of Greek soccer culture.PAOK goalies Panayiotis Glykos lost his grip on a shot by Jakob Johansson that gave AEK a 1-0 lead but the home team came back in the second half on goals by Garry Rodrigues and Yiannis Mystakidis. The game ended in more violence when fights broke out on the field. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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4-Star WR Equanimeous St. Brown Spoke 3 Languages During His Announcement To Notre Dame

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Anaheim (Calif.) Servite four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown committed to Notre Dame this afternoon, and he showed off being trilingual in the process of doing it. St. Brown’s mother is from Germany, and he spent time attending school in France. He began his announcement and made his commitment in English, but dropped some German and French in between.Here’s St. Brown thanking his mother in German: So St. Brown speaks three languages, his father is a former Mr. World and Mr. Universe bodybuilder and his name is derived from the word equanimity, meaning “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” Oh, and he has younger brothers named Osiris and Amon-Ra. He just may be the Most Interesting Recruit In The World.last_img read more

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Fire Prevention Week 2009

first_imgDuring Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-11, Nova Scotians are encouraged to make sure their carbon monoxide detectors and fire safety equipment are working and properly installed. “Carbon monoxide can be a serious issue for any individual heating their home with wood, heating oil, propane or natural gas,” says Bob Cormier, Nova Scotia’s fire marshal. “It can also be a risk in homes that have attached garages.” Carbon monoxide detectors need to be: ULC and CSA listed installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications tested weekly replaced every 5 years. Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur quickly and without warning. It is responsible for more deaths than any other single form of poisoning. Carbon monoxide detectors are the most effective way people can protect themselves and their family against the odourless, colourless gas. Nova Scotians are also reminded to check and maintain all of their fire safety equipment, including smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, on a regular basis. For more information on home safety and fire prevention, visit www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/publicsafety.last_img read more

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UN mission in DR Congo assists military in offensive against Hutu rebels

30 May 2009The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Saturday that it is supporting Congolese government forces (FARDC) in an ongoing effort to flush out an ethnic Hutu militia, committing atrocities against civilians in the east of the vast African country. The UN blue helmet operation in the DRC, known by its French acronym MONUC, has helped the FARDC plan an attack against the notorious Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) and supplied support units, the mission said in a news release.The offensive, launched on Thursday, involved an aerial manoeuvre targeting the Lubero Territory in the embattled North Kivu province, where FDLR fighters have been operating since the end of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that left around 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead.The FDLR, the target of a joint DRC-Rwandan military operation since January, known as Kimia II, has been retaliating against civilians and attacking villages in North Kivu, committing rape and other human rights abuses which have forced close to 400,000 people from their homes, according to recent reports from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).MONUC said that the objective of this latest operation, led by the Congolese army, is to put pressure on the FDLR and prevent threats against vulnerable populations in the area, adding that the success of the strike will be determined at a later date. read more

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UNICEF calls on Syria to investigate reported killings of children

According to media reports casualties among civilians protesting against the government have been high. UNICEF said it had received, but could not independently confirm, information that the use of live ammunition against demonstrators has reportedly left at least 30 children dead.“While UNICEF cannot verify the reported cases and events, we are particularly disturbed by the recent video images of children who were arbitrarily detained and suffered torture or ill-treatment during their detention, leading in some cases to their death,” the agency said in a statement.“We call on the Government to thoroughly investigate these reports and ensure that perpetrators of such horrific acts are identified and brought to justice.”Stressing that UNICEF calls for immediate efforts by all sides to spare civilians, the agency added that “as party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Syria has an obligation to ensure children’s right to life, to freedom of expression, to freedom of peaceful assembly, and to protection from violence, exploitation and abuse. These rights must be upheld at all times.”Last week the UN said it was awaiting a response from the Syrian Government to a request for access for a human rights team to enter the country in June to investigate the recent violence.The assessment mission, which will be headed by Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang, is set to begin on 6 June after first visiting neighbouring countries, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for OHCHR, said last week that the Office remains “deeply concerned” about the situation on the ground, where security forces have clashed with protesters in a number of towns and cities. 31 May 2011The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called on the Syrian Government to investigate reports of torture and killing of children and said all parties to the fighting in the Middle East country must “spare civilians, particularly children and women.” read more

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SLFP Ministers meet President after cabinet meeting

The proposals of the committee were expected to be discussed today.A group of SLFP members who resigned from their Ministerial posts are calling on the SLFP to leave the Government and work against the United National Party. The SLFP Ministers had boycotted the last cabinet meeting but attended the cabinet meeting today. President Maithripala Sirisena had appointed an SLFP committee to decide on the future of the unity Government. The former SLFP Ministers have decided to sit in the opposition benches in Parliament. They also want all the factions in the SLFP to unite, (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka Freedom Ministers (SLFP) Ministers met President Maithripala Sirisena today after the cabinet meeting.The SLFP Ministers had discussed the future of the unity Government and the proposed cabinet reshuffle. read more

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Police briefs Park bench stolen from Port Rowan Pier

Park bench stolen from Port Rowan pierPolice are seeking the public’s assistance after a park bench was stolen and garbage was dumped into the water at the Port Rowan pier.The vandalism took place at the Sea Queen Road address in the early morning hours of August 13.The stolen metal bench, measuring about six feet in length, had recently been placed along the pier. A second bench was spotted by the Harbour Master about six feet from shore.The stolen bench is valued at about $1,000. Mower deck stolen from businessA 72-inch mower deck was stolen from a business on Norfolk County Road 13 near Courtland at some point between August 10 and 12. The deck was removed from a locked compound on the property. Bicycle stolen from carportA bicycle was stolen from a Concession 14 Townsend address in the early hours of August 13.Police say the bike was locked to a bike rack inside of a carport.The bicycle is described as a Specialized Camber bike. It is all white in colour with a black seat and is valued at about $4,000. 300 gallon fuel tank stolenA 300 gallon fuel tank on a silver trailer was stolen from a Brantford Road, Windham, address at some point between August 12 and 13.The tank and trailer were located nearby on the side of the road with a flat tire. Water transfer pump stolenA water pump was stolen from a farming field on Windham Road 6 at some point in the early hours of August 13.The pump is described as a standalone gas powered Honda transfer pump valued at about $1,000. Money and jewelry stolen in break and enterA MacKay Avenue, Simcoe, address was entered and money and jewelry were removed between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 13.Entry to the residence was gained through an unlocked window.A large quantity of Canadian and American currency, along with a navy necklace, and a can of nickels were stolen. The can was from the American Can factory when it existed in Simcoe. Wallet stolen from vehicleA vehicle parked at a 1st Avenue, Delhi, address was entered in the early hours of August 13 and a wallet containing personal and financial information, along with Canadian currency, was removed. Medication stolenQuantities of prescription medication were removed from a locked cabinet inside a Charlotteville West Quarter Townline Road home during a break and enter. The theft took place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on August 13. read more

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Peru Annan wishes newly elected President success in democratic rebuilding

“The Secretary-General wishes to praise the people of Peru for holding elections that have been described as free, fair and transparent,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said today in a statement.He noted that this process had enjoyed the participation of national and international observers, including the United Nations, which had provided “needed” technical assistance to Peru’s National Office for Electoral Process.

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NEB approves TransCanadas 12kilometre natural gas pipeline north of Toronto

NEB approves TransCanada’s 12-kilometre natural gas pipeline north of Toronto CALGARY – The National Energy Board has conditionally approved an 11.7-kilometre natural gas pipeline set to run through the city of Vaughan, Ont., just north of Toronto.In a letter issued Thursday, the NEB said the TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) pipeline will be subject to 19 conditions, including Aboriginal monitoring of construction for potential archaeological finds and habitat protection of the western chorus frog.The NEB said TransCanada has also made route changes to the pipeline to accommodate concerns of local landowners.The Vaughan pipeline will be linked-up to TransCanada’s existing mainline system and the 11-kilometre King’s North Connection Pipeline that it’s working to complete.TransCanada says the new gas lines will help supply the increased demand for natural gas in Ontario by providing improved access to new natural gas supplies from the U.S. northeast. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2016 4:09 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Africa youth gardens open opportunities to decent jobs dignified life – UN

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva made these observations in Milan where yesterday the Italy-based Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity project outlined its plans to help African youths plant 10,000 food gardens. The project, backed by FAO, has led to the planting of one-thousand gardens so far, in more than 350 communities in 38 countries.Lauding the project as a paradigm shift in farming, Mr. Graziano da Silva said that food gardens produce far more than simply food, “they promote inclusion, teach sustainability, and offer a space where the youth of today can meet, learn, share and build social capital.” Bolstered local food gardens could involve entire families handing down traditional know-how and food culture through generations. They could also help transform the youth of today into tomorrow’s leaders – protagonists of local, national and international food security and sustainable development policy- and decision-making, says FAO.By transferring traditional knowledge from one generation to the next, the Director-General asserted that the project opens the door to “opportunities to decent jobs and a dignified life.”According to FAO, roughly one-quarter of an estimated 842 million people who are chronically hungry in the world live in Africa. While poor farmers were once seen as a problem, through people and Governments that better understand their needs and offer support, family farmers have become part of the solution – with promising results.”Family farming is an important path for inclusion for millions of poor rural families and communities, and are of special importance for women and for youth,” Mr. Graziano da Silva explained, pointing out that two-thirds of the population of Africa is rural and 3 out of every 4 Africans were 25 years of age or younger. “Projects such as the one that is being presented today show that it is possible to achieve sustainable food and agricultural systems if we are all committed – farmers, researchers, schools, students, nutritionists, consumers and chefs,” maintained the Director-General.Increasing food gardening among youth in Africa is especially fitting for 2014, which is being observed as the UN International Year of Family Farming. In 2013, FAO and the International Slow Food organization agreed to develop joint actions to improve the livelihoods of smallholders and others working in rural areas. Under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement signed in Milan, the two organizations will join forces to promote more inclusive food and agriculture systems at local, national and international levels.The Slow Food organization has already planted one-thousand gardens in more than 350 communities in 38 countries… and with the UN, the number continues to grow. read more

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Brock student films eligible for free entry to international film festival

Brock student filmmakers looking to reach a wider audience now have an opportunity to do so — and at no added cost — through the Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF).The second annual film competition, which runs from July 12 to 14 on Manitoulin Island, is currently accepting submissions. In addition to students and alumni (up to three years) of the Weengushk Film Institute (WFI), Brock University students can also enter a film at no cost.The film festival was created by WFI founder and Brock Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo to explore Indigenous topics while breaking down stereotypes and racial barriers. WIFF creates an important venue where emerging talents and varying perspectives can be exposed to audiences, and where people can become educated about First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues in Canada and around the world.Funds raised by the festival support WFI programming and its Brock-affiliated students.To submit an entry, Brock students can email inquire@weengusk.com to obtain a student film entry form. The deadline for students is May 31.For the remainder of the public, the deadline to submit a film is Friday, March 1 at a cost of $25 per short film (under 50 minutes) and $30 per feature. Entries can also be submitted until April 30 at an additional cost.The Weengushk International Film Festival will be held at the Four Directions Complex on the Aundek Omni Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario.More information on the festival and its entry requirements is available on the WIFF website at www.weengushkfilmfestival.ca. read more

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German banks low interest loans set to benefit Irish SMEs

first_imgSMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED enterprises are likely to benefit from lower interest rates on loans provided from a German investment bank following an agreement between the government here and in Berlin.In the wake of Ireland’s decision to exit the bailout programme without a precautionary credit line, the German government offered the services of its state-owned investment and development bank, KfW, whose officials were in Dublin this week.Under the terms of a deal reached with the government here, KfW will be able to assist SMEs with loans at interest rates lower than they would be able to access from Irish banks.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny explained how an SME looking for a loan of half-a-million euro at Irish rates would be expected to pay about 4.25 per cent interest whereas the rates offered by KfW would come in at about 2 per cent.“We expect to be able to put together a structure and a facility with KFW for assisting small and medium enterprises in terms of access to credit here,” Kenny said. ‘Germany’s dumbest bank’Representative groups such as ISME, Irish Small and Medium Enterprises, have been critical of the slow pace of Irish banks’ decision-making in relation to loans.In September, ISME’s Mark Fielding pointed to a decline in lending to SMEs as indicating that banks are not lending to the level appropriate to an economy “on the mend”.“The statistics from our own Central Bank, the ECB and numerous economists, demonstrate the dearth of appropriate credit. We must put an end to the fiction that bailed out Irish banks are functioning properly,” he said at the time.KfW was formed in 1948 as part of the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe in the aftermath of World War II and primarily financed reconstruction projects. Its name originally comes from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, which means meaning Reconstruction Credit Institute.The bank is majority owned by the Federal Republic of Germany with a fifth owned by the country’s individual states. The head of its supervisory board is the current German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.KfW was described by the popular German tabloid, Bild, as “Germany’s dumbest bank” in 2008 when it transferred €300 million to Lehman Brothers on the day the American investment bank collapsed as part of routine currency transactions.Read: Irish SMEs are among the most reliant on banks in Europelast_img read more

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‎€7 billion project to transform Elliniko includes six towers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Athens’ former airport complex in Glyfada, Elliniko is set to be transformed as part of a €7 billion (A$10.3 billion) project. According to the Integrated Development Plan, the area marked as A-A1 will see the construction of six 200-metre-tall buildings including a metropolitan park arena, marina residential tower, an office tower, hotel tower, integrated resort tower and a promenade residential tower, reports Greek Travel Pages (GTP). The site will host a Tourism, Leisure and Business Park that will be divided into a Health and Wellness area and resort, including a 5-star hotel, conference halls and casino with coastal views of Athens and Piraeus.To improve quality of life for residents, developers have said that plans also include green and recreational spaces, and coupled with the unique design is expected to be the landmark of the area. Meanwhile there are plans for other tourism facilities to be built along the Agios Kosmas Marina.To date the project has faced a number of obstacles which has set back the construction date, but once underway is expected to generate 10,000 permanent jobs during the construction phase, and 75,000 ongoing positions once completed.last_img read more

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TCI Public Notice – Illegal Fishing in The National Parks

first_imgAny persons caught contravening these regulations are committing an offense and is liable, on summary of conviction, to a fine of up to $50,000.00 or a term of imprisonment of 12 months, or both.The DECR would like to encourage the public to familiarize themselves with the National Parks / Nature Reserve / Sanctuary / Historical Area boundaries. This information is available in the National Parks Ordinance, which can be found on the DECR’s webpage:  http://www.gov.tc/dema . Should you notice illegal activity within the boundaries of these Protected Areas, please contact the Department at environment@gov.tc, or 338-4164.Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 8, 2018 – Providenciales – The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) would like to remind the public that fishing within a National Park is illegal. Persons caught doing so will face the full extent of the law. This is in accordance with the National Parks Ordinance, Ordinance 11 of 1975, as amended.According to Regulation 3, subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) the following activities are prohibited within all National Parks, Nature Reserves, Sanctuaries or Areas of Historical Interest:The taking of any animal or plant by any method on land or at sea, except to the extent permitted in any fishing zone;The destruction of, or damage or injury to, any animal or plant;center_img Related Items:last_img read more

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Google Doodle goes dark to mark Memorial Day

first_img Online Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Now playing: Watch this: $6 at Tidal The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. 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See It Rylo See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best Buy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $60 at Best Buy Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Chris Monroe/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See it Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. The Cheapskate Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Turo Read the AirPods review $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple iPhone XS Google honors members of the US military who died in service of their country. Google Google frequently replaces its Doodle with colorful graphics to highlight important events and holidays or honor the contributions of notable people. On Monday, it took a more somber approach to mark Memorial Day, publishing a gray Doodle to remember the brave men and women who died while serving in the US armed forces.To honor the soldiers’ sacrifices, people visit national cemeteries and memorials, decorating graves with an American flag. Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971, but its roots stretch back to the Civil War, when annual decoration days would see graves adorned with flowers.Google’s search page includes the image of a folded American flag and an invitation to observe the National Day of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. In the act of national unity, participants pause for one minute of silence to honor those who died in the service of the US. $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $210 at Best Buy 7 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See It $155 at Google Express Comment 49 Photos Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Google Doodle,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Boost Mobile Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The day is often confused with Veterans Day, another day that celebrates the US military, writes Nick Ralston, lead of the Google Veterans Network and a former Marine.”The more you learn or the closer you are to its true meaning, the harder it is to balance the prescribed celebration with the sadness and solemnity of the sacrifices by the fallen men and women who are remembered on this day,” Ralston writes in a company blog post. “But that’s the point: Remembrance.” Share your voice Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Google’s experiments with silly games could have a serious… $999 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 3:15 Tags Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Comments Amazonlast_img read more

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Preston Mall opens in Gachibowli

first_imgGachibowli: Preston Mall spread over 1,70,000 square feet with three floors of retail, gaming, fine dining and food court in two floors and four PVR movie screens with 1,000 seats opened on Wednesday. Developed by Preston Developers, there is a 4-level basement parking in the Mall which is situated opposite Care Hospital, Gachibowli. Narayan Solipuram, Managing Partner of Preston, said that Preston was honoured to open Preston Prime a premier shopping destination and looks to cater to people living in and around Hi-Tec City, Lingampally, Tolichowki and communities along ORR. Preston Developers also has two ongoing villa projects in Kollur and Guttala Begumpet (next to Jubilee hills) and another 7 lakh sft mall and multiplex in Karmanghat in Hyderabad.last_img read more

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Simbus Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Karthis Dev turn out to be duds in

first_imgDev and Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven.PR HandoutActor Simbu and Karthi have not started the year on a positive note as their movies failed to strike the chord with the viewers. The former’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven and the latter’s Dev were eagerly awaited by fans following good hype, but in the end, it could not keep the cash registers ringing.Since Simbu was returning after Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, people had high expectations on Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven. The film was supposed to be released in January but got delayed due to Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam. The movie was marketed well and opened to mixed reviews.However, Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven did not pull the audience to theatres in big numbers. The content was not bad, yet the cine-goers did not show interest to watch it in theatres. The general opinion among the trade trackers was that the viewers were not keen to watch films in theatres after masala entertainers like Petta and Viswasam.It was not the case with Dev as the movie was criticised for his poorly-written story. After delivering a few hits in recent years, Karthi came up with below-average content.Not just Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven and Dev, Oviyaa’s 90 Ml, which once again had Simbu in a special role, and Nayanthara’s Airaa had garnered decent buzz. But both the films have failed to live up to the viewers’ expectations.However, Simbu and Karthi can still bounce back this year with their movies like Maanadu and Kaithi, while Nayan has quite a few releases this year that include Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, Mr Local, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and Vijay’s Thalapathy 63.last_img read more

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Group says Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is Dangerously Polluting

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:21 Fracking means using millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals to bust up rock formations that are holding oil & gas. But what if instead of fracking in West or South Texas, drillers did it in the Gulf of Mexico?“The Clean Water Act permit allows oil companies to dump fracking chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico which is a serious concern,” says Kristen Monsell, an attorney with a national conservation group, the Center for Biological Diversity.It says fracking has already been used in the Gulf of Mexico on some 600 wells in recent years. The group says drilling those wells released billions of gallons of polluted water into the Gulf. It’s the “produced water” that comes back up the well during the process and is released. The group says that’s hurting marine life and it’s now asking the Environmental Protection Agency to set a zero discharge limit.“It would prohibit companies from dumping their wastewater into the Gulf of Mexico. These are extremely toxic chemicals,“ says Monsell.The drilling industry says this same issue was raised earlier this year off the California coast. The industry points to an analysis done there by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. It concluded there was no significant environmental impact from off-shore fracking. Dave FehlingScreen grab of graphic by the Center for Biological Diversity showing fracked wells in the Gulfcenter_img X Listen Sharelast_img read more

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