Lack of toilet becomes ground for divorce in Rajasthan

first_imgA family court in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district has granted divorce to a woman on the ground that there was no toilet in the house, holding that it amounted to “cruelty”.While passing the judgment on Friday, family court judge Rajendra Kumar Sharma said a toilet was necessary at home and going to defecate in the open was “disgraceful” for society and a “torture” to women.The woman, in her 20s, “contended that her husband was cruel to her, there was no separate room for the couple in the house and no toilet”. The husband was working as a labourer.Her counsel, Rajesh Sharma, said the woman got married in 2011 and filed the divorce petition in 2015. Women in villages had to wait for dark to go out to relieve themselves and had to bear physical pain, the court said.last_img read more

San Beda beats Perpetual, goes to NCAA volleyball Finals for first time

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Irving, Brown lead Celtics to OT win over Wizards Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Perpetual Help still tied the game at 23 after  miscue from Ella Viray, before Sattriani Espiritu put San Beda at the match point with a booming quick kill and Jowie Albert Verzosa gave the winning-point as she sent the ball straight to the net.“This is a great feeling because all the hard work the team put into the tournament finally paid off,” said San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino. “I told the players to slug it out in the third set and I was confident that they can do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I know my players’ attitude and they will give it their all no matter who the opponent is.”Nieza Viray poured in 16 points to lead all scorers for San Beda while skipper Cesca Raqraquin and Ella combined for 16 points. AFP official booed out of forum San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda advanced to the championship round for the first time after denying University of Perpetual Help,  25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Friday.The Lady Red Spikers, though, nearly fought a longer battle after trailing 19-16 in the third set but managed to take control anew with a 23-21 lead off an error from the Lady Altas.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Cindy Imbo and Clemente had nine points apiece to lead the Lady Altas. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to feature 3,600mAh battery, just like Galaxy S7 Edge

first_imgThe whole world went gaga when Samsung announced that its current-generation flagship phone, the Galaxy S7 Edge, will come with a 3,600mAh battery. History hasn’t been kind with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy phones, as far as battery capacity (and life) is concerned. The new-age Galaxy phones however changed that. The company is now looking to carry forward the trend with the next Note phablet, expected to be called the Galaxy Note 7.According to Russian tipster Eldar Murtazin, the Galaxy Note 7 will come with a 3,600mAh battery inside which will be capable of lasting for up to 20 hours of video playback with the brightness levels set to maximum. The current-generation Note 5 comes with a 3,000mAh battery which is even smaller than the one on the Note 4.Note 7 – 20.5 Ñ?ÐÑ?ÐÐ ÐÐдÐÐ ÐÐ ÐÐкÑ?ÐÐÐÐÑ?ÐÐÐ Ñ?Ñ?кÐÑ?Ñ?Ð. Ð? ÐÐкÐкÐÐÐ ÐккÑ?ÐÑ?ÐÑ?Ñ?ÐÑ?Ð ÐÐ 4000 ÐÐ?Ñ? ÐÐÑ? ((( 3600 ÐÐ?Ñ? – ÐÐÑ?Ñ? Ñ?ÐкÑ?Ñ? ÐÑ?Ð Ñ?ÐÐÐÐÐÐ ))) Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) June 28, 2016Murtazin also confirms long-standing rumours that Samsung will launch the Note 7 on August 2. Previously, serial tipster Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks had confirmed that the upcoming Note 7 phablet will be IP68 certified and support expandable storage.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be water-resistant, include microSD card slot The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is further said to come with a 5.7-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display, much like the current-generation Note 5. The phablet will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Note 5 has a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9, Optical Image Stabilisation, autofocus and LED flash alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.It is further said to come with 64GB of onboard storage option and will be available in the colours Black, Silver and Blue. Moreover, @evleaks has also confirmed that the Note 7 will feature an iris-scanner.advertisementlast_img read more

ONE: PH’s Robin Catalan KOs Cuban foe

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Kim Jae Woong of South Korea had an explosive debut in the promotion, earning a technical knockout win over Brazil’s Rafael Nunes in the featherweight division.Kim (10-4) tagged Nunes (11-3) with a left hook to the body and that led to an offensive onslaught prompting the referee to stop the match 38 seconds into the third round.The win was Kim’s third straight and sixth in seven matches.South Korea’s Kim Kyu Sung put Japan’s Akihiro Fujisawa to sleep with a cracking right uppercut 1:08 into the first round.The taller Kim (10-3) used his jab to keep his distance against Fujisawa (5-3-1), who used mainly leg kicks to cut down his opponent, but found an opportunity for a knockout when the Japanese charged in.ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic and Nadal vie for year-end supremacy at ATP Finals Robin Catalan celebrates explosive win. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Philippines’ Robin Catalan scored an explosive knockout victory over Cuban Gustavo Balart in their strawweight division match in the preliminaries of ONE: Masters of Fat Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Catalan (10-6) was locked in a physical and back-and-forth matchup but he perfectly set up a right head kick that put Balart (9-4) to sleep 4:43 into the second round of the bout.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Balart looked to have figured out Catalan’s offense earlier in the fight with his wrestling but the 29-year-old from Catalan Fighting System used his striking to reassert his place in the fight.Meanwhile, Thailand’s Tukkatatong Petpayathai secured a split decision win over Japan’s Hiroaki Suzuki in the bantamweight division (Muay Thai) in the ONE Super Series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practicePetpayathai used his length to keep his distance against Suzuki, landing multiple body kicks to his opponent’s right side.This constant offense distinguished Petpayathai to the eyes of the two judges.center_img MOST READ Kim’s win was his third in four bouts, bouncing back victory after he lost to the Philippines’ Geje Eustaquio in May.Debuting Roshan Mainam’s submission win over Khon Sichan in the flyweight division started the card.Mainam (4-2) submitted Sichan (3-5) with an arm bar 3:22 into the first round in what was his debut fight in the promotion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View commentslast_img read more

SPORT-RASCE 8

first_img8th Race: Kureole Time Plate 1200M: 8th Race: Kureole Time Plate 1200M: Carducci (R Keshava Moorthy) 56 A R Pradeep first Romantic Haven 52 S A Amit second Goat 50.5 Irvan Singh third Able Master 57 Kuldeep Singh fourth Not Run: All Thats Nice Won By: 4-1/4Ls, 1L and 1L Time: One minute:14.60 seconds Tote: Rs 85 for win. Rs26, Rs26 and Rs22 for places Forecast: Rs 864 Quinella: Rs 396 Shp: Rs 68 Trinalla: 70 pct Rs 3,832 30 pct Rs 2,053 Exacta: Rs 97,171 (c/o). (MORE) PTI CORR AKS RBSlast_img

Bernardo Silva joins Manchester City F.C. as Premier League clubs start to splash the cash

first_imgManchester City have begun what is predicted to be a record summer of spending across the Premier League by paying Monaco a reported 43 million pounds ($55 million) to sign versatile midfielder Bernardo Silva.”Manchester City are delighted to confirm Bernardo Silva will join the club from Monaco on July 1,” the club said in a statement on Friday.The 22-year-old Portuguese has been instrumental in Monaco’s title win this season — their first in 17 years — and was part of the side who beat City in the Champions League round of 16 and scored more goals than any other side in Europe’s top five leagues.Silva made 51 appearances last season, scoring 10 goals and assisting a further 10. He joined the French side in 2015 from Benfica where he came through the academy and was nicknamed “Little Messi”. He has won 12 caps for the national side.City manager Pep Guardiola is a long-term admirer, describing Silva as an “intelligent, physically strong” and a “fantastic player” equally at home anywhere in midfield before their meeting this season.Silva’s signing represents Guardiola’s opening attempt to remodel the squad who disappointed in failing to win a trophy and finishing third in the Premier League this season.They are expected to be one of the Premier League’s top spenders, and have been linked in the British media with moves for Arsenal’s attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez and Tottenham Hotspur fullback Kyle Walker.The 22-year-old Silva said: “I’m now at one of the best teams in the world. To be part of this club and to have this opportunity is great.advertisement”Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by Guardiola, you don’t say no…If not the best coach in the world, he is one of the best.”Analysts expect this will be the Premier League’s heaviest spend in a transfer window, eclipsing the 1.165 billion pounds ($1.49 billion) spent last summer with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool also expected to feature heavily.”Probably the start of biggest ever PL window,” said Nick Harris of the authoritive Sportingintelligence website.last_img read more

India unlikely to play any ‘four-day’ Tests in near future

first_imgThe ICC has decided to start with four-day Test matches on a trial basis but the Indian cricket team is unlikely to play the curtailed version of the longest format in near future.The decision to introduce four-day Test was taken during recent ICC board meeting in Auckland with South Africa and Zimbabwe set to play the inaugural four day ‘Test’ on the ‘Boxing Day’.However, BCCI wants to stick to traditional format as has been recommended by the Anil Kumble led ICC Cricket Committee, which was against this experimental move.”India will not play any four day Test matches, atleast in the near future. Any Test match involving India will be a five-day affair,” a senior BCCI official privy to developments told PTI on conditions of anonymity.”The BCCI believes that there is a lot of merit in Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee’s recommendations that duration should not be tinkered with. But since four-day Test matches are bi-partite agreements, if two nations are okay, they will go ahead with it,” the official said.The other reason for BCCI not warming up to four day Test is because there are no points awarded for the proposed Test league.”Only five-day Tests will have points that will be counted for the World Test Championship. What’s the point in playing matches that won’t count for anything. In any case, if we play Ireland or Afghanistan also, it will be five-day affairs,” the official said.Asked if near future, the broadcasters start pressurising for curtailed Test matches, the official said: “We will cross that bridge when it comes.”advertisementIt is learnt that ICC’s main aim towards promoting four-day Test is to ensure that Ireland and Afghanistan are eased into the system along with Zimbabwe being able to remain competitive.”Let’s be practical. For Ireland or Afghanistan, it will be very difficult that they can be competitive in a five-day format straightaway. If Test matches against these countries end inside three days or little over it, it is only logical that four-day Tests are tried out,” an official of a member board said.last_img read more

Pakistan Super League 2019 Live Streaming: When, Where and How to Watch Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Online Coverage

first_imgIslamabad United take on Quetta Gladiators in the sixth match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What time does the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators start?The match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators starts at 5:00 PM IST on February 17, Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators Live Streaming on?cricketgateway.com will live stream Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators match.Where will the Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators match be played?The T20 match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators match live?The match will be streamed on Airtel TV and Jio TV.Where can I check the online live updates of the Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators T20 match?You can follow the details of the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads of Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators?Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi (w), Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Philip Salt, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Samit Patel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami (c), Waqas Maqsood, Amad Butt, Zahir Khan, Wayne Parnell, Nasir Nawaz, Sahibzada Farhan, Ian Bell, Rumman Raees, Zafar Gohar, Muhammad MusaQuetta Gladiators: Ahmed Shehzad, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (w/c), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Nawaz, Ghulam Mudassar, Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Danish Aziz, Azam Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Jalat Khan, Max Waller, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakeeladvertisementlast_img read more

MS Dhoni’s gesture act of patriotism, not nationalism: Suresh Raina on Army Insignia row

first_imgIndia batsman and Chennai Super Kings star Suresh Raina has jumped to the defence of his teammate, MS Dhoni saying the India wicketkeeper-batman did nothing but salute the sacrifices of the Indian Army. Dhoni was sported a pair of gloves with Army Insignia on it during India’s ICC Cricket World Cup opener vs South Africa.MS Dhoni’s gesture has left the sporting fraternity divided. The ICC though had asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to ensure the Army Insignia on Dhoni’s gloves is removed for the remainder of the ICC Cricket World Cup as it violates the rulebook.According to the ICC rules, “equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.”Responding to the debate over MS Dhoni’s gesture, Suresh Raina said it should be seen as “act of patriotism” and not “nationalism”.”While we are on the field, we devote ourselves to our country & we give all we can to make India proud. We all love our country & that’s exactly @msdhoni has done, saluting the sacrifices of our heroes & honouring them. It should be taken as an act of patriotism & not nationalism,” Suresh Raina wrote.While we are on the field, we devote ourselves to our country & we give all we can to make India proud. We all love our country & that’s exactly @msdhoni has done, saluting the sacrifices of our heroes & honouring them. It should be taken as an act of patriotism & not nationalismadvertisement Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 7, 2019The ICC’s directive has not gone down well with a section of fans and sports stars. There was a huge uproar over the apex body’s move as the likes of S Sreesanth even slammed the ICC for asking Dhoni to remove the Insignia.Speaking to India Today, Sreesanth said: “ICC should be apologizing not just to MS Dhoni but the entire country. This is not the way to dictate terms with the country that is literally ruling Indian cricket.”With Dhoni being an honorary lieutenant colonel with the parachute regiment, we all know how patriotic that man is. He single-handedly wins matches for India.”Meanwhile, the BCCI on Friday confirmed that it had written to the ICC, requesting to let MS Dhoni continue wearing the gloves for the remainder of the World Cup.Sports Minister Kiren Riju also said the government would, need be, ask the BCCI to approach the ICC over the issue.”The government does not interfere in matters of sports bodies, they are autonomous,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Twitter.”But when the issue is related to the country’s sentiments, then the interest of the nation has to be kept in mind. I urge the BCCI to take appropriate steps on the issue.”Also Read | MS Dhoni adamant on army badge but ICC unlikely to change stance: SourcesAlso Read | https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019/story/ms-dhoni-glove-army-badge-cricket-world-cup-2019-icc-change-stance-unlikely-1544344-2019-06-07Also Read | MS Dhoni’s Army Insignia gesture wonderful but ICC rule has to be respected, says Baichung BhutiaAlso See:last_img read more

Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shot

first_imgMithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotSpeaking at India Today Conclave 2019, Mithali Raj said Indian women’s cricket is on the right track, especially with the confidence the team has had after reaching the final of the World Cup in 2017advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 18:09 IST Vishal GhavriMithali Raj (Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team) and Mary Kom (Boxer, Olympic Medalist) at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 1st March 2019. Photograph by Vishal GhavriHIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj said India women’s cricket team is on the right track after the 2017 World CupMithali Raj also pointed out how women’s cricket has changed over the years in the countryMary Kom, celebrating her 36th birthday on Friday, recollected the struggles she had to go through over the yearsIndia’s batting great and women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj has said she is confident of representing the senior national team at the 2021 Women’s World Cup. Raj added that she wants the team to go one step further in the upcoming edition after having finished runners-up twice in the past.Speaking at India Today Conclave 2019, Mithali Raj said: “Well, I will definitely give it a shot because, after the 2017 World Cup, the India team is doing well in the ODIs. Out of 6 series, we have won 5 series. So I think, It’s credible. Seeing the momentum we have gained after the World Cup, I see myself playing the 2021 World Cup.The captain added: “I want to see India as No. 1. Twice I have been unlucky, finishing No. 2 at the World Cup.”Mithali Raj, 36, also pointed out that women’s cricket in India is on the right track, especially after the 2017 World Cup wherein India finished as the runner-up after an inspiring run in the 50-over tournament. India lost to hosts England in a hard-fought final.Ever since the World Cup, India have won five out of the six series they have played. Mithali Raj, only recently, led India to a 2-1 series win over the reigning world champions at home.Having collected four points from the series, India are on the second spot of the ICC Women’s Championships (2017 to 2021) with 16 points from 15 matches, only behind Australia who have 20 points from 11 matches. India are on track to earn a direct berth for the 2021 World Cup, which has been Raj’s priority in the lead up to the big tournament.advertisementRaj recollected that the women’s team hardly had media attention when the team, led by her in 2005, finished runners-up at the World Cup. However, she said she was stunned by the reception they received after they landed in India from England in 2017.”Well, 2005 India were runners up. In spite of doing very well, not many acknowledged. Even today, I don’t think people realise India were twice runners-up. The only similarity is we’ve managed to finish runner-up,” Mithali Raj said.The 36-year-old captain added: “Back then, the composition was different. The way we travelled and the preparation were different. In 2005, not many recognised we were progressing towards the final. Maybe, only our parents knew we were playing the final. Even after the final, when we came back only a few of our friends and family came to receive us a the airport.”In 2017, the life was a flip. From the first game to the final, a lot of people followed us. Thanks to social media and the way media covered the tournament. When we travelled back to India, I thought it would back to the same old grind since we had not won the World Cup. But even to walk 100m from the airport, it was difficult because so many people had gathered. There were so many differences between 2005 and 2017.””Back then we were not paid, We have travelled in economy class even to New Zealand. Today, we are looked after very well by the board. These things matter a lot when you’re playing at the professional level for the country.”Mary Kom credits husband’s support for extended career Mithali Raj (Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team) and Mary Kom (Boxer, Olympic Medalist) at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 1st March 2019. Photograph by Vishal GhavriMeanwhile, six-time world champion Mary Kom, speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019 on her 36th birthday, said she is determined to represent India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and bid for the elusive Olympic gold.Recollecting the support she had received from her husband during a crucial phase of her career when her son had to undergo surgery for a heart ailment, Mary said: “I am so lucky I have supportive parents, in-laws, my husband. My husband is very supportive. I am the most luckiest woman because I am married to him. During the time when my son was unwell, he had a hole in the heart. You’ve seen in the biopic also, they have added a bit of that part. I was supposed to give up. If I recollect them, I am getting emotional, still shivering and shaking.”That challenge was so hard. Being a mother, how I can leave my son and go abroad for competition? That’s very difficult.”My husband pushed me, saying ‘you should go, you play and win and come back’. Whatever the responsibility back at home, he said he will take care of it. He told I shouldn’t be even a bit worried about my son. My husband pushed me. When I competed in the competition and I won the championships, I got the best boxer award also. God is so kind that, the date was not fixed and I was able to be with my son.advertisementNo pressure. Yes, after getting the sixth title, I am so happy to be an Indian. I have always had the dream… from the beginning only, I was only winning at the World Championships. Most of you know about the journey, it is a big challenge from the beginning. Before marriage, after marriage and after children, there are so many responsibilities. It’s an honour as well as the government has given me a chance to become Member of Parliament. After all the responsibilities, MP and blah..blah..blah. I try to spend some time with my children. I keep myself busy with training.”But once I commit to something, until and unless I fulfill, I won’t give up. Last year, I was committed to participating at the world championships, I focussed on it, assessed my opponents.”Also Read | Sad to lose 2 points, but series win over England will boost our confidence: Mithali RajAlso Read | Smriti Mandhana to lead India in three-match T20I series against EnglandAlso Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow Mary KomFollow India Today Conclave 2019Follow India women’s cricketFollow Women’s World Cup 2021last_img read more

Virat Kohli 3rd India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runs

first_img scorecard commentary advertisement graphs No data available! view more view less Virat Kohli 3rd India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runsIndia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli joined an elite list when he became the 3rd India batsman to score 1000 runs in his World Cup career. This is Kohli’s 3rd World Cup. Rajarshi Gupta HeadingleyJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 21:53 IST (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are the 3 Indians with 1000 World Cup runsKohli got to the landmark in his 25th World Cup match during the game vs Sri LankaVirat Kohli has so far played 3 World Cups for India: 2011, 2015 and 2019Virat Kohli became the 3rd Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to score 1000 World Cup runs on Saturday. Kohli reached the milestone during India’s ongoing final group match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka at Leeds.Virat Kohli got to 1000 World Cup runs in his 25th match. This is his 3rd World Cup. Kohli was part of India’s World Cup-winning side in 2011 and played the 2015 World Cup as well when India lost to Australia in the semi-finals.As captain, Virat Kohli has had a sensational World Cup in England. After scoring only 18 against South Africa, Kohli hit successive half-centuries against Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England. He missed out on scoring his sixth-successive fifty after getting out for 26 against Bangladesh.Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were the only Indians to score more than 1000 runs in World Cup history before Virat Kohli joined the elite list.Tendulkar is the leading run scorer in all World Cups – he has 2278 runs in 45 matches from 1992 to 2011. He also has the most World Cup hundreds – 6.Sourav Ganguly, who formed a formidable opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, finished with 1006 runs from 21 World Cup matches from 1999 to 2007. He has 4 World Cup hundreds to his name.Also Read | Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single World CupAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah 2nd fastest India bowler to take 100 ODI wicketsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli sends match tickets to 87-year-old CharulataFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Nextlast_img read more

Minister to Travel to Tasmania and Asia

first_imgFisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell will lead a group of industry representatives on an eight-day mission to Tasmania, Australia on Thursday, Feb. 7, to help build business relationships and learn more about best practices. “Nova Scotia’s seafood industry is one of our province’s most valuable and successful resources,” said Mr. Colwell. “It is important to take advantage of opportunities to learn from other leaders around the world, so we can continue to build on our successes here in Nova Scotia.” Tasmania has recreational, commercial and aquaculture industries including rock lobster and salmon farming. The purpose of the mission is to share ideas and best practices on sustainability, quality, safety and Tasmania’s clean green program. The group will meet with Tasmania’s Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett in the capital Hobart, the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fisherman’s Association, the University of Tasmania and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. They will also visit lobster fishermen at their wharfs, marine salmon farms, a salmon hatchery and a food tourism operation. Eleven representatives from various seafood industries will also attend the mission. Following this mission, on Sunday, Feb. 17, Mr. Colwell will join other Nova Scotia seafood companies to take part in the Pan Atlantic mission to Singapore and Japan. During the mission, he will meet with key stakeholders to build trade relationships and showcase the province’s high-quality seafood through targeted business to business meetings. Market diversification will play a vital role as companies work to grow their business at home. Companies will have the opportunity to hear directly from industry experts in each of the markets. In 2017, exports from Nova Scotia to Japan were valued around $111 million, up from $62 million in 2009. Seafood is the number one export with fruit and nut products coming in second.last_img read more

Liz Weston Its time to fix Social Securitys tax burden

first_imgPeople on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it — for everyone’s sake.When Congress made Social Security benefits taxable in 1983, lawmakers didn’t index the tax thresholds to inflation. They “forgot” inflation again when adding a second layer of taxation in 1993.That means the proportion of recipients who have to pay federal income taxes on their benefits keeps increasing. Initially, only 1 in 10 Social Security recipients had to pay any federal tax. Now, it’s over half.Not indexing to inflation is a sneaky way of boosting taxes . Lawmakers can count on growing federal revenue without the politically uncomfortable act of repeatedly voting for those increases.The taxes are based on combined income, which is a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income, plus any tax-exempt interest (such as interest on mutual bonds) and half of her Social Security benefit. Based on that:– Single people with combined income over $25,000 a year, or couples with over $32,000 a year, face taxes on up to 50 per cent of Social Security benefits.– Single retirees earning over $34,000 and couples earning over $44,000 may pay taxes on up to 85 per cent of benefits.Because of the way Social Security benefits are taxed, many middle-income retirees face a “tax torpedo,” where their marginal tax rate can more than double. (If you’ll have retirement savings of roughly $200,000 or more, consider talking to a tax professional or financial planner about how and when to claim Social Security benefits to minimize the tax effects.)In many cases, we’re punishing people who saved for retirement. That isn’t fair, and it isn’t smart.So we should demand Congress index Social Security taxation to inflation, right? Based on the 1983 threshold numbers, that would ensure that only singles making over about $64,000 year, and couples making over $82,000 a year, would have to pay taxes on their Social Security income.If only it were that simple.The money collected from these taxes goes to two specific places: the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Perhaps you’re starting to see the problem.Both trust funds are running short of cash and could be depleted in a few years. That doesn’t mean they’ll be bankrupt. It does mean they won’t be able to pay 100 per cent of promised benefits.Social Security’s retirement trust fund is expected to run dry in 2034, after which it would be able to pay only 75 per cent of the benefits that have been promised. Yanking away what amounts to 4 per cent of its revenue, which is what’s generated by taxing up to 50 per cent of benefits, would just hasten that day.Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund is in worse shape. The fund, which pays for inpatient hospital visits, skilled nursing, home health care and hospice, is forecast to be depleted in 2026, just a few years from now. The money raised from taxing Social Security benefits makes up 8 per cent of the revenue going into the fund.So fixing the stealth tax will require fixing Social Security and Medicare as well.Proposals to privatize or scrap these systems face strong political opposition. Plus, the proponents can’t guarantee that future generations would be better off. Shoring up the current systems, by contrast, would ensure that today’s workers get the benefits they’ve been promised.That almost certainly means those of us who are still working will pay in one way or another. We could fix the problem virtually overnight by raising the Social Security tax rate by 1.415 per cent to 7.615 per cent and increasing the Medicare tax rate by 0.32 per cent to 1.77 per cent . (Employers would pay an equal amount, since payroll taxes are split between workers and employers.)More likely, tax increases would be phased in over time and combined with other changes, such as raising the full retirement age and lifting or eliminating the current cap on how much of our earnings are taxed. (The current 6.2 per cent Social Security tax applies only to the first $128,700 of annual earnings in 2018, while the 1.45 per cent Medicare tax applies to all earnings.) You can experiment with possible solutions using the American Academy of Actuaries’ Social Security Game .Few of us are excited about paying more taxes, but shoving the burden onto retired people who’ve already paid their dues simply isn’t right. Making the system more fair could benefit all of us, now and in the future._______________________________________This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet . Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certified financial planner and the author of “Your Credit Score.” Email: lweston@nerdwallet.com . Twitter: @lizweston.Related links:Taxes: NerdWallet https://nerd.me/2Cj0KL2The Social Security game http://socialsecuritygame.actuary.org/Liz Weston, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN envoy calls for political surge to tackle Afghan security aid needs

6 October 2008The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today stressed the need for a political “surge” to boost the prospects for peace in the strife-torn nation and to respond to urgent humanitarian concerns such as access for the delivery of vital food aid. The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today stressed the need for a political “surge” to boost the prospects for peace in the strife-torn nation and to respond to urgent humanitarian concerns such as access for the delivery of vital food aid. “None of us can deny that there are very serious problems and none of us can deny that the security situation has deteriorated,” Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, told a news conference in the capital, Kabul. At the same time, Mr. Eide warned against pessimism and asserted that there is a strong international commitment to reverse the negative trends in the country. A key element in doing so is to focus on the agenda set by the Government and international partners at a major meeting in Paris in June. The International Conference in Support of Afghanistan, held on 12 June, saw fresh pledges of resources for the country’s rebuilding efforts, as well as the launch of the Government’s five-year plan to reduce poverty and promote economic and social development, known as the Afghan National Development Strategy (ANDS). Mr. Eide pointed to recent progress on the implementation plan for the ANDS, improved work of the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board, the agreed expansion of the national army, closer scrutiny of aid effectiveness, and the launch of a new anti-corruption agency. “We have made some progress, but we need to accelerate that work,” he stressed. “What we need most of all is a political surge – more political energy.” This is particularly crucial, he noted, to address urgent humanitarian needs, such as food delivery. Some 4.5 million Afghans face possible food shortages during the coming winter months due to a combination of insecurity, drought and high food prices. “We should all, and I repeat all, come together to ensure that food reaches those who need it most,” said Mr. Eide, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “I will take this opportunity to appeal to the Taliban and to appeal to its leaders to ensure access for food distribution and to expand the humanitarian agenda that we should share,” he said. “There are disagreements on so many things – but let us demonstrate that we can share this humanitarian agenda.” In a recent report, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote that the deterioration of the security situation has hampered UNAMA in carrying out its efforts, with 90 of the country’s nearly 400 districts identified as areas of extreme risk. Attacks on aid-related targets and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have also become more frequent and more deadly. read more

Under fire Morneau says he plans to put assets in a blind

OTTAWA — Embattled Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he plans to put his substantial personal assets in a blind trust, an effort to tamp down an escalating controversy over conflict of interest allegations that have threatened to undermine the federal Liberal government.Morneau also says he will eventually sell off all of his and his family’s shares in Morneau Shepell, the human resources firm that bears his name.The former businessman has insisted he made sure to disclose all his assets to the federal ethics watchdog when he came into office, and he that he followed her recommendations very carefully to avoid any conflicts of interest.“I perhaps naively thought that following the rules and respecting the recommendations of the ethics commissioner … would be what Canadians would expect,” Morneau told a news conference.“In fact, what I have seen over the last week is I need to do more.”Today’s move — aimed at silencing Morneau’s increasingly vocal critics — could also be considered a tacit acknowledgment that the rules themselves are in need of an update, something the ethics commissioner herself has suggested in the past.Commissioner Mary Dawson said this week she told Morneau a blind trust wouldn’t be necessary, since his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were therefore not considered a “controlled asset” under the Conflict of Interest Act.However, Dawson urged the previous Conservative government in 2013 to amend the law to require blind trusts for personal assets owned by public office holders, regardless of whether they were directly or indirectly owned — a change that was never made.Morneau, who had stepped down as Morneau Shepell’s executive chairman shortly after the election, said at the time he expected to put his significant shares into a blind trust.A spokeswoman for Morneau Shepell also said that “just prior to leaving the company in October 2015, we understood from Mr. Morneau that his shares were to be placed in a blind trust.”After he left, however, the company was no longer privy to his final decision, Cathren Ronberg wrote in an email.She added that, at the time of resignation, public filings showed he owned 2,254,109 shares in Morneau Shepell. Public records also show he held the vast majority of those shares through an Alberta numbered company. Morneau, however, said today that he owns only about 1 million shares.Those shares have a current value of around $21 per share.All week long, the Conservatives and New Democrats have accused the government of being in a conflict of interest created by a finance minister regulating an industry that includes a company in which he owned — and possibly still owns — significant shares.NDP MP Nathan Cullen has called on Dawson to investigate Morneau for spearheading pension reform legislation that could benefit Morneau Shepell and, through shares he may still hold, the minister himself.Morneau was asked Thursday how he planned to address the controversy, particularly since it had been widely assumed he had put his shares in a blind trust.“I am going to have more to say about this later today — so, stay tuned,” he said.The allegations this week have largely drowned out Morneau’s efforts to address another, earlier controversy over the government’s tax-reform proposals.“Of course, there’s been a distraction this week,” Morneau said Thursday at a farm in the Ontario community of Erinsville, where he tried to highlight an announcement the government would no longer move forward with a tax change that has angered farmers.He said Ottawa will reconsider the proposal related to the conversion of income into capital gains after hearing concerns from farmers and fishers. The proposal raised fears about how it could hinder the intergenerational transfer of family business, like farms.It had been one of the three key components of the government’s package of tax proposals.Morneau will return to the House of Commons on Thursday after spending the week making announcements to scale back some of the tax proposals, which have angered small business owners, doctors, farmers and even Liberal backbench MPs.During Morneau’s absence Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to come to his defence during a heated question period, repeatedly stating his minister followed the advice of the ethics commissioner.Despite being grilled on the matter, Trudeau refused to answer questions about when he found out Morneau’s assets weren’t in a blind trust.Earlier this week, the government also ditched another proposed measure that would have had a negative impact on the transfer of family businesses from one generation to the next.Morneau also announced this week that he will scale back a proposal to crack down on passive investment income, which was one of the most contentious elements of his plan.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Trudeau to commit 128 billion toward major Montreal transit project

Trudeau to commit $1.28 billion toward major Montreal transit project by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 14, 2017 5:36 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce a $1.28-billion commitment Thursday toward a major Montreal rail project that will connect the city to its suburbs and to its international airport, sources say.Trudeau will make the transit announcement at the city’s central station where he will be joined by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Michael Sabia, the head of the province’s public pension fund manager.A federal source told The Canadian Press that while the dollar amount behind the commitment will be firm, there are a couple of possibilities when it comes to how it will ultimately roll out.The investment will either come in the form of a grant-type investment via Ottawa’s infrastructure-funding agreement with Quebec or possibly through the Trudeau government’s proposed infrastructure bank.The $35-billion infrastructure bank is designed to use public funds as a way to leverage billions more from private investors to pay for new, large-scale projects, such as rail lines, bridges and transit systems. Ottawa hopes the bank’s funds will lure three or four times that amount from the private sector.The government source, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said in many ways the $5.5-billion Montreal transit proposal fits prerequisites the bank will be looking for when it evaluates projects.But the decision whether to approve any project will be left up to officials at the infrastructure bank officials, the source added.However, the Liberal government has said that in order to protect the interests of Canadians, the Trudeau cabinet will have the power to refuse projects that receive a green light from the bank.In January 2015, the Quebec government and the province’s public pension fund manager announced the agreement to build the electric light-rail network.The Quebec government had been calling on the federal government to provide at least $1 billion toward the Montreal rail project, which also received financing from the provincial pension fund.As a way to lift the economy, the federal government has committed to invest about $186 billion into infrastructure across Canada over the next 11 years.The Liberals say the infrastructure bank is a critical component of their infrastructure plan.However, the bank has faced considerable criticism related to concerns over how it would be governed and the level of risk it could put on the backs of taxpayers.Some opponents have also warned the Crown corporation will likely force Canadians to pay twice for their infrastructure — first through the public treasury and then through user fees.The Liberals argue the major projects that will be funded through the bank would otherwise be too expensive for governments and too risky for private companies to handle alone.“We know that looking at innovative ways to build the kind of infrastructure that Canadians need is really important to the present and the future of our country,” Trudeau said Tuesday.“That’s why we put forward a strong plan on infrastructure, which includes the infrastructure bank.”Finance Minister Bill Morneau has said the bank would ensure the government would take on a smaller role while more of the risk would be shifted to private investors, who would absorb the majority of any cost overruns.Morneau has also argued the bank would create less risk for taxpayers than if the feds shouldered the financial burden for projects on its own.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Mary Beard cut from US version of Civilisations fearing slightly creaky old

first_imgReally hope that friends in USA realise that my Civilisations episodes on PBS are very different from original BBC versions, have been drastically changed The originals were far from ‘anodyne’ I promise https://t.co/xnzAL710Yi BBC versions will be available on PBS digi channel.— mary beard (@wmarybeard) April 17, 2018 She added: “Can’t help think that there is something about a creaky 63 year old grey haired lady that doesn’t quite fit the bill. But I am probably smelling a rat where there isn’t one!” David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Simon SchamaCredit:BBC Responding to the review, Prof Beard said: “Really hope that friends in USA realise that my Civilisations episodes on PBS are very different from original BBC versions, have been drastically changed. “The originals were far from ‘anodyne’ I promise.”Saying the experience had left her grateful for the BBC’s treatment of Civilisations episodes, she told the Telegraph: “Whether people liked them or not, my BBC episodes were at least what I wanted to say!”The BBC and PBS versions were made by the same production company, but the two broadcasters were each responsible for their final chosen edits. A spokesman for PBS said: “From its initial stages, the PBS version of Civilizations was conceived to be distinct from the BBC version. aruments changed, talking heads added, my religion programme was made much more Christian focussed than it was originally— mary beard (@wmarybeard) April 17, 2018 Yes I noticed I hardly appear (not to mention, more important, the disappearance of most of my actual argument!).. cant help think that a slightly creaky old lady with long grey hair isnt ideal for US TV??— mary beard (@wmarybeard) April 17, 2018 Professor Mary Beard has accused a US broadcaster of editing her own episodes of Civilisations to make them more anodyne, saying her on-screen appearances as a “slightly creaky old lady with long grey hair” had been cut.Prof Beard, who hosts two episodes of Civilisations for the BBC in Britain, said the American edits of the show had seen her central arguments erased, her on-screen contributions reduced, and an episode on religion re-edited to focus more closely on Christianity.Suggesting she could not help thinking her appearance “isn’t ideal for US TV”, in a series of wry asides on Twitter, she admitted she felt “a bit shifty” reading criticism of a show she did not fully approve.Prof Beard, who has regularly spoken of the abuse she has received as an older woman on television, said she was “rather sad” about the changes, urging viewers to watch the full BBC version online.She aired her criticism on Twitter, after a Wall Street Journal’s review called the new series of Civilisations on American channel PBS as “anodyne”, with a viewer observing she “virtually disappears from the PBS version”. While the British version had three hosts, Prof Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama, lead their own programmes, the American edits see them join a number of “contributors” to each show including expert “talking heads” and narration from actor Liev Schreiber.Asked on Twitter why the changes were made, Prof Beard wrote: “I wish I knew .. to make it better for an American audience, people say…???? I am rather sad about it. Hope people will look at the originals when they are available.”Questioned on whether she had approved edits, she said: “Put it this way, if that’s how I had wanted to make the programme, I would have done it that way!” “The PBS series intentionally broadens the perspectives presented in each episode by including a wider range of interviews with international artists, art historians and subject experts who have a direct connection to their areas of expertise.“We value Ms. Beard’s contributions to the series, and regret to learn of her criticism, however the PBS version was always intended to be a different presentational style from the BBC version.” David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Simon Schama 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.last_img read more

Villagers in Wales with slow internet dig own trenches to install superfast

However Richard Raybould, 59, is still waiting for his house to be connected on the edge of the village – and said he cannot wait.He said: “It is amazing what skills people in the community have. There are it experts and farmers who dig trenches. I have met at least 30 people who I had never spoken to before.”Michaelston y Fedw roughly translates as Michael’s church in the birches. The tiny village in Michaelston y Fedw, population 300, clubbed together after being unable to download films, stream music or connect to online banking Hundreds of villagers frustrated with their terrible internet connection took matters into their own hands by digging miles of trenches to install their own cables.The tiny village in Michaelston y Fedw, population 300, clubbed together after being unable to download films, stream music or connect to online banking.Pensioners, farmers, teachers and even the village pub landlords put in thousands of hours of volunteering to dig miles of trenches – and now have superfast broadband.The project cost around £250,000 with villagers stumping up £150,000 of their own money to secure their superfast connection speed.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––They were also able to obtain £100,000 from EU funding and the Welsh Government Access Broadband Cymru scheme. Richard Raybould and Jim Dunk, who are long time residents of the village, with the fibre cabinetCredit:Mark Lewis/Wales news service “Communities have tended to be more distant and detached but not here anymore. Sometimes we have to take a step back and pinch ourselves at what we have done.”Anyone can do it, it is not rocket science.”A year after the project begun most of the 300 villagers are now hooked up to a 1,000mps broadband connection. One of the organisers, Carina Dunk, 61, said it was fantastic what the village had achieved. She said: “It used to take a few days to download a film, now it takes less than a minute. The tiny village in Michaelston y Fedw, population 300, clubbed together after being unable to download films, stream music or connect to online bankingCredit:Mark Lewis/Wales news service Ben Longman and Caroline Hill, who had fibre installed at their pubCredit:Mark Lewis/Wales news service Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The idea was sparked in the local pub when moaning villagers were complaining about their WiFi connections.Ben Longman, landlord of the Cefn Mably Arms, said: “We were in the pub and we were all moaning about how bad the wifi was.”I had just paid for high speed broadband and realised it would not work.” Ben Longman and Caroline Hill, who had fibre installed at their pub Richard Raybould and Jim Dunk, who are long time residents of the village, with the fibre cabinet read more

Astronomy Campaign Sheds Light on Planet Formation

first_img Water Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ PlanetNone of Jupiter’s New Satellites Are Named Moony McMoonface Stay on target We may never know every secret of our universe. But a team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile hope to at least answer a few questions about planet formation.As part of the Disk Substructures at High Angular Resolution Project (DSHARP), researchers collected high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks (above).This discovery provides new insights into these planet-forming dust belts, particularly the variety of features they contain and the speed with which they can emerge.According to popular belief, planets are born from the gradual accumulation of dust and gas inside a protoplanetary disk—beginning with grains of dust that merge to form larger rocks, until asteroids, planetesimals, and planets emerge.This process should take many millions of years, suggesting its impact on protoplanetary disks would be most prevalent in older, more mature systems.New evidence, however, indicates that’s not always the case.“It was surprising to see possible signatures of planet formation in the very first high-resolution images of young disks,” Jane Huang, graduate student at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), said in a statement. “It was important to find out whether these were anomalies or if those signatures were common in disks.”Previous studies about planetary formation had only a small number of samples, making it difficult for astronomers to know if observed features were the norm or deviations.Enter the DSHARP campaign, which enabled ALMA to precisely map the density distribution of small, solid particles around young stars.“This more statistical approach allows researchers to answer questions that are much more fundamental to the process of planet formation,” ALMA Deputy Director Sutartt Corder said.Questions like how Earth-sized worlds are able to evolve and grow, surviving their presumed self-destructive adolescence. (It turns out, dense rings of dust—spotted by ALMA—provide a safe haven for rocky planets to mature.)“ALMA’s remarkably sharp vision has revealed previously unseen structures and unexpectedly complex patterns,” according to Sean Andrews, CfA astronomer and co-leader of the ALMA observing campaign.The most compelling interpretation, according to researchers, is that large planets (similar in size and composition to Neptune or Saturn) form quickly—much faster than current theory would indicate.They also tend to form in the outer reaches of their Solar Systems at tremendous distances from their host stars.“This more statistical approach allows researchers to answer questions that are much more fundamental to the process of planet formation,” Corder said.Results from the survey are contained in a series of 10 papers accepted for publication in Astrophysical Journal Letters.More on Geek.com:Scientists Discover Potential Super-Earth Orbiting ‘Nearby’ StarDistant Object at Edge of Solar System Supports Planet X TheoryNew Research Supports Pluto as a Planetlast_img read more

Jamaicas Government Increases Allocations for CrimeFighting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, March 9, 2018 – Kingston – The allocation to the Ministry of National Security for fiscal year 2018/19 has increased by 23.4 per cent, moving to $78.5 billion up from $63.6 billion in 2017/18.Opening the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the increase will facilitate the provision of machinery and equipment, and implementation of physical infrastructure and social-intervention programmes.Mr. Shaw said projects to be undertaken in the new fiscal year include construction of new facilities for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); expansion of crime-fighting training facilities; building and improvement of several correctional facilities; procurement of motor vehicles and other specialised equipment to respond to both physical threats and cyberattacks; and continuation of social-intervention initiatives.He said the Government has identified national security and the rule of law as among the main strategic priorities for fiscal year 2018/19 and for the medium-term.The theme of the Minister’s presentation was ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more