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Curfew continues in Kishtwar town for 5th day

first_imgCurfew remained in force in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth day on Saturday after an RSS leader was shot dead by militants in the communally-sensitive region earlier this week, officials said.Internet services continued to be suspended as a precautionary measure in the district, but were restored in nearby Doda and Ramban districts on Friday night, the officials added. “Curfew is being strictly implemented in the town and adjoining areas,” Kishtwar District Development Commissioner A.S. Rana said. Army columns are assisting the CRPF and the police, he said. Minor protests were reported from some interior localities, but the situation remained under control, the officials said.last_img

I wish our batsmen attacked on last day, says Ravi Shastri

first_imgTeam India director Ravi Shastri said the team was morally down after the Galle loss and believed the team will bounce back in the next match.Speaking to reporters on Monday, Shastri said the youngsters will learn from their mistakes.”I wish our batsmen attacked on the last day, Shastri said, referring to India’s humiliating defeat against Sri Lanka last Saturday.Speaking on Shikhar Dhawan’s injury, Shastri said it was only the left-handed batsman’s courage that pushed him to play with a hairline crack in both innings.He also confirmed that the south-paw wont be available for next Test.Also read:  When Chandimal counter-punch left India swayingStuart Binny inclusion to the Test squad”We wanted balance in the side and we needed additional support. So Binny comes in,” said Shastri.Shastri backed Virat Kohli’s captaincy and said the next gen skipper will learn from his mistake.”Virat will learn, he hasn’t led team with three spinners,” Shastri said.Speaking on under-fire Harbhajan Singh the team director, said  “No matter how big a bowler you are its tough to comeback. He’s started bowling really well, he will perform well in the next Test.”Ravi Shastri said Indian team did push a panic button in the last Test that backfired them. But he said there will be no change in the aggressive approach.Sri Lanka lead the three match Test series 1-0. The second Test starts on August 20th at Colombo.last_img read more

AP Source: 76ers, Celtics Agree on Trade for No. 1 Pick

first_imgBOSTON (AP) – Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved by the league. The agreement between the Celtics and 76ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for Philadelphia.Once the trade goes through, Philadelphia will own the NBA’s No. 1 selection for the second straight season.Fultz — donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team’s practice facility — visited the 76ers in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and meeting with team officials on his itinerary. That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.“I don’t really pay attention to everything that’s going on,” Fultz said. “I’m truly blessed to be in this position. Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to taking my talents to wherever I go.”Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year’s draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. 1, the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, Boston at No. 3 and Phoenix at No. 4.Fultz’s rise to stardom has been rapid. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school. Barely three years later, he’s almost certainly going to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft — and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he’ll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.“It would be pretty cool. Just being with a young team,” Fultz said. “The upside of it would be crazy. I’m close to home, so a lot of my family can come out and just show love. This city has great fans.”The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07, and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08.Durant and Beasley were both No. 2 draft picks.Fultz is apparently going to get taken one spot better.“I’ll do whatever it takes to help any team I go to win,” Fultz said.Philadelphia had the No. 1 draft spot three previous times, taking Doug Collins in 1973, Allen Iverson in 1996 and Ben Simmons a year ago.The 76ers have a top-three pick for the fourth straight year: No. 3 Joel Embiid in 2014, No. 3 Jahlil Okafor in 2015 and Simmons in 2016. But with Fultz, Philadelphia — which has asked its fans to endure some very dismal stretches and “Trust The Process” for the past few years — would likely expect to turn a real corner toward respectability again.Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons.Last season’s improved win total came with Okafor (50), Embiid (31) and Simmons (0) combining for 81 appearances, as Philadelphia’s trend of being snakebitten by injuries continued. Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of the year results get announced on June 26, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after recovering from foot surgery.Embiid posted a photo on Saturday of he and Saric standing in front of a locker — already bearing Fultz’s name.“Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college,” Fultz said. “He’s a cool guy. He’s giving me tips and pointers and he’s pretty funny, so when I saw that it was pretty cool and pretty funny. I’m pretty happy that the players here want me to come here.”TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer TweetPinShare11 Shareslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trick

first_img 3 1 Point 0 0 Mohammed Shami M. Shami 43 (30) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Sam Curran Scorecard Delhi DEL 0 4 26 0 30 Point Mid Wicket c sub b Sam Curran Punjab Square Leg 1 Harshal Patel H. Patel c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran Toss: DEL elected to field Sam Curran S. Curran 39 Mid off 152 Mid on (20.0) 25 Point 2 1 144/5 ( C. Morris 16.5 Overs) , 0 Point All batsmen are considered right handed 0 120 Delhi DEL 39 (26) fine Leg Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman fine Leg Square Leg c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran B 152/9 ( K. Rabada 19.1 Overs) , 36 Mid on Mid on 7.33 All batsmen are considered right handed 38 Shikhar Dhawan S. Dhawan lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 6.75 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Delhi 0 vs covers 144/4 ( R. Pant 16.4 Overs) , Match Ended Square Leg 3/30 (4) Mid on 150 Indian Premier League, 2019 third Man 31 covers – 22 1 2 b Sam Curran 5 third Man graphs Square Leg 0 Rishabh Pant (DEL) R. Pant (DEL) All batsmen are considered right handed Square Leg Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada b Sam Curran 127.27 0 commentary Punjab beat Delhi by 14 runs not out 2 Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin 166/9 wd Hanuma Vihari H. Vihari b Mohammed Shami 4 3 0 4 Mid Wicket Mid off 166/9 c Lokesh Rahul b Ravichandran Ashwin Delhi batting DEL batting Punjab PNJ 4 11 3 0 2 run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) Colin Ingram C. Ingram c sub b Sam Curran b Hardus Viljoen 0 0 27 Extras: 11 runs (B: 0, LB: 6, WD: 5, NB: 0, P: 0) Point Mid on 148/7 ( H. Patel 18 Overs) , advertisement R Punjab Bowling PNJ Bowling 0 9 Punjab PNJ center_img 133.33 152 4s 0 40 fine Leg third Man 0 0 82/3 ( S. Dhawan 9.5 Overs) , Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) Mid off covers 2 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket 0 Chris Morris C. Morris run out (Ravichandran Ashwin) 0 1 Chris Morris (DEL) C. Morris (DEL) 152 1 0 0 152/10 ( S. Lamichhane 19.2 Overs) , w Sam Curran (PNJ) S. Curran (PNJ) 0 Super Over Match Ended 19 Avesh Khan A. Khan not out 0 covers covers 4 fine Leg third Man fine Leg 2.2 Mid off 61/2 ( S. Iyer 7.2 Overs) , David Miller (PNJ) D. Miller (PNJ) fine Leg Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 0 view full scorecard Mid Wicket 0 4.71 0 0 1 Mid off 0/1 ( P. Shaw 0.1 Overs) , 0 IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trickIPL 2019: Preity Zinta, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab and Sam Curran who took a hat-trick, did the Bhangra after a 14-run win against Delhi Capitals in Mohali on Monday. 5 third Man 147/6 ( C. Ingram 17.4 Overs) , Mid off 9.5 Hardus Viljoen H. Viljoen 4 Mid Wicket 0 0 r 148/8 ( H. Vihari 18.3 Overs) , b Mohammed Shami (19.2) e/r 0 4 131.03 covers 2 All batsmen are considered right handed Rishabh Pant (wk) R. Pant (wk) b Mohammed Shami 7.75 third Man 0 0 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed view more view less Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 13 nb 0 S/R 29 b Sam Curran Prithvi Shaw P. Shaw c Lokesh Rahul b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 0 Mid on 0 (20.0) Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) 22 6s Sandeep Lamichhane S. Lamichhane b Sam Curran 0 Point 0 Square Leg 0 (19.2) Fall of Wickets India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 10:02 IST IPL, KXIP vs DC: Sam Curran became the youngest player to take a hat-trick in IPL (@lionsdenkxip Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSam Curran picked up a hat-trick as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runsCurran was named man-of-the-match after finishing with figures of 4 for 11Curran danced the bhangra with KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta after the thrilling winSam Curran took a hat-trick as Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at PCA I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Monday.Curran dismissed Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane as he finished as the man of the match with figures of 4 for 11 from 2.2 overs. Curran had blasted a 10-ball 20 as he opened innings with the bat and ball. Curran was ably supported by Mohammed Shami as Delhi Capitals were shot out for 152 in 19.2 overs in pursuit of 167.Delhi Capitals crashed and burned in tragic fashion, as they fell from 144 for 3, losing their last seven wickets for just 8 runs. In fact at one point of the chase, DC were cruising for 144 for just 3 wickets with Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram looking all set.At the post match presentation, Curran said that he didn’t know that he had taken a hat-trick.”I didn’t really know (about the hat-trick). The crowd got really loud, I couldn’t hear myself. Ash told me what to do. Ryan Harris was standing at the third man region. Against the local batters, I had to ask our players, “Where does he hit?”. Shami got two amazing overs in the end which helped,” Curran.First HATTRICK of #VIVOIPL 2019 @CurranSMWhat a comeback this from @lionsdenkxipin as they win by 14 runs in Mohali. (@IPL) April 1, 2019Curran was all praise for his team, adding that he has worked hard on his batting as well.advertisement”Great win for the guys. I tried to put a performance for my team. Luckily enough, we scraped to 166, all the six bowlers were excellent. I have worked a lot on my batting over the last few months. I like to work hard on my batting, bowling and fielding. I have opened in school cricket, but think this was the first time in professional cricket. Hopefully, we keep winning games,” Curran said..@DelhiCapitals Skipper Shreyas Iyer calls it right at the toss and elects to bowl first against the @lionsdenkxip #KXIPvDC (@IPL) April 1, 2019After the match, Curran was seen doing the ‘bhangra’ with Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta.??????Some bhangra moves there, courtesy @realpreityzinta & @CurranSM ???? (@IPL) April 1, 2019Ravichandran Ahswin was praised his bowler, especially Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami after the thrilling win.”Credit to Shami and Curran. We were probably 25 runs short. We backed ourselves to defend with three spinners. All in all, dew also came in and played a factor. We were gonna bat first. We thought Chris wasn’t there. We wanted to give him all the license up front. We thought there was grip there. We are quite a bunch with experience and a lot of youngsters. We have to keep ourselves fresh. We are having a very good experience. I have never seen a crowd like this in Mohali,” Ashwin said at the post match presentation.Also Read | Sam Curran did not realise he had taken a hat-trick: Couldn’t hear myself thinkAlso Read | Did Delhi Capitals troll Kings XI Punjab for not playing Chris Gayle?For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Sam CurranFollow BhangraFollow Sam Curran hat-trickFollow Preity ZintaFollow Hat-trickFollow KXIP vs DCFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Delhi Capitals (19.2) 28 1 m b Mohammed Shami 1 Shreyas Iyer (c) S. Iyer (c) b Hardus Viljoen o 0 0 No data available! 3 4/11 (2.2) Mid Wicketlast_img read more

Sukhoi aircraft crashes near Tezpur pilots safe

first_imgNew Delhi: A Sukhoi fighter jet of Indian Air Force crashed near Tezpur in Assam on Thursday evening, official sources said. Both pilots of the aircraft ejected safely and have been rescued, they said. The Su-30 aircraft was on a routine training mission from Tezpur and crashed in the local flying area, the sources said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, they said.last_img

Colombians say alleged Nova Scotia killer was a drug cartel kingpin

first_imgA Halifax-area man accused of murder was allegedly one of the kingpins of a Colombian drug cartel before he was arrested on a Venezuelan beach and extradited back to Canada, officials in South America say.The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia said in a press release Wednesday that Steven Douglas Skinner, a former MMA fighter awaiting trial on second-degree murder, organized a drug trafficking network called Morfhox with Daniel “El Loco” Barrera.The attorney general said along with his accomplice — who he allegedly later killed before fleeing to neighbouring Venezuela — Skinner recruited drug mules to smuggle cocaine to Canada, the United States and EuropeThe alleged narcos targeted seniors, mothers and Venezuelans to illegally transport drugs by swallowing latex capsules filled with liquid cocaine.They bought the drug mules passports, airline tickets and clothing as well as paid for expenses abroad, promising a bonus payment when they returned to Colombia, the attorney general said.Skinner was arrested by Venezuelan law enforcement on Margarita Island in 2016, and was extradited to Canada the following year to face second-degree murder charges in the death of Stacey Adams in Nova Scotia.A photo released by Venezuelan authorities after his arrest showed the one-time fugitive in colourful swim trunks, with tattoos on both arms and his bare chest covered in sand.Skinner, who fought as a light-heavyweight at 205 pounds, had a 3-2 professional record, according to mixed martial arts website had issued an international warrant for Skinner’s arrest shortly after Adams was found dead in Lake Echo in April 2011.The RCMP worked with Venezuelan authorities for more than a year before Skinner was arrested.Colombian officials said the four-year investigation into the liquid cocaine smuggling cartel led to 27 arrests, including eight people responsible for the cartel’s logistics, and the confiscation of 46 properties, 12 vehicles and four commercial establishments.The bust also yielded cash, firearms, ammunition and several emeralds, the prosecutor’s office said.last_img read more

Canadian softwood producers hammered after talks with US fail

MONTREAL — Canadian softwood lumber producers will be hit only slightly less forcefully as the U.S. government reduced export duties for most Canadian producers after ongoing political talks failed to reach a deal.In its final determination released Thursday, the Department of Commerce said most Canadian producers will pay a combined countervailing and anti-dumping rate of 20.83 per cent, down from 26.75 per cent in the preliminary determinations issued earlier this year.Unfair, unwarranted and deeply troublingForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the revised duties were issued after the United States and Canada were unable to reach a long-term settlement to the dispute.“While I am disappointed that a negotiated agreement could not be made between domestic and Canadian softwood producers, the United States is committed to free, fair and reciprocal trade with Canada,” he said in a news release.“This decision is based on a full and unbiased review of the facts in an open and transparent process that defends American workers and businesses from unfair trade practices.”The Canadian government responded by saying it will continue to defend the lumber industry against protectionist trade measures.“The U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision on punitive countervailing and anti-dumping duties against Canada’s softwood lumber producers is unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said in a joint statement.“We urge the U.S. Administration to rescind these duties, which harm workers and communities in Canada. These duties are a tax on American middle class families too, whose homes, renovations and repairs will only be more expensive.”The ministers said the government will turn to litigation if required to defend the industry and expects to prevail as it has in the past.“We are reviewing our options, including legal action through the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization, and we will not delay in taking action.”Carr plans to convene the Federal-Provincial Task Force on Softwood Lumber in the coming days to discuss developments.The U.S. agency said Canadian producers have exported softwood lumber to the U.S. at 3.2 to 8.89 per cent less than fair value. It also determined that Canada is providing unfair subsidies to its producers at rates of 3.34 to 18.19 per cent.The preliminary duties forced Canadian companies to post hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits until a final ruling of harm is made by the U.S. International Trade Commission around Dec. 18.The duties have driven up the price of lumber to cover the extra costs, adding to the cost of building a home in the United States. Canadian unions and lumber companies fear the issue will eventually cause layoffs once prices and demand falls.The rate for Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products rises marginally to 17.9 per cent from 17.41 per cent and J.D. Irving inches up to 9.92 per cent from 9.89 per cent.West Fraser Timber will continue to pay the highest duties, but its total is being cut to 23.7 per cent from 30.88 per cent.Canfor is next at 22.13, down from 27.98, Tolko at 22.07 vs. 27.03. Irving will pay 3.34 per cent in countervailing duties and no anti-dumping tariff, down from 9.89 per cent.Lumber products certified by the Atlantic Lumber Board as being first produced in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island are excluded from any duties.Also excluded is U.S. lumber shipped to Canada for some processing and imported back into the U.S., certain box spring kits, and box-spring frame components.The United States imported US$5.66 billion worth of softwood lumber last year from Canada. Softwood lumber importers will have to make cash deposits with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection based on the final rates. read more

Two Sri Lankans drown in rough seas at Dubai beach

Dubai Police have confirmed that three people, including two Sri Lankans, died in rough seas at the weekend at Umm Suqeim beach near Burj Al Arab, reported.Officials from Dubai Police said that they tried to rescue three people from drowning. The victims, two people from Sri Lanka and the third from India, were drowned in separate incidents on Friday, despite warnings from the authorities telling residents to stay out of unusually rough seas. However, also on Friday, a 24-year-old Egyptian man was rescued after he and his friend got into difficulty in the water off Al Khan beach in Sharjah. His friend, a Somalian in his 20s, was later found dead. At sunset on Friday, five men were rescued after getting into difficulty off Al Hamriyah Beach in Sharjah. The men were taken to Khalifa Hospital in Ajman, but one, a Syrian national in his 40s, could not be revived. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Theravada Tripitaka declared a National heritage

The sacred Theravada Tripitaka has been declared a National heritage.It was declared a National heritage at a ceremony held in Matale under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today. “To uphold the Sri Lankan heritage, reflecting values of Buddhism as an integral part that further sustains our culture, I’m declaring the Theravada Tripiṭaka as a national treasure of Sri Lanka,” the President said.

Iman Jamali with Hungarian passport

iman jamaliIran handballveszprem Iranian left back, Iman Jamali (23, left) got the Hungarian passport, announced his team MKB MVM Veszprem, earlier today. Jamali came to the center of Hungarian handball in 2011. He played more or less during the last two years, but in the current one, Iman is still out of the court due injury.In the past, some rumours speaking about the idea of his appearance for Hungarian national team.He didn’t play at the last big event for Iran, Asian Championship, on which Iran won the bronze medal and VISA for Qatar 2015. ← Previous Story Heidi Loke will play at Women’s EHF EURO 2014! Next Story → Veszprém is still 100% in SEHA League

Theresa Dismay Heres how the UK papers are reacting to the historic

first_img Short URL Friday 9 Jun 2017, 7:07 AM THE DAY BEFORE the election, many UK papers went on the attack against Jeremy Corbyn, but they adopt a more conciliatory tone today as the nation reacts to the result.The Conservatives lost their majority in parliament, with the decision to hold an election backfiring on Prime Minister Theresa May. Labour and Corbyn, meanwhile, have surged and increased their vote share by 10 points.Here’s what the papers in the UK are saying about the historic result:The Daily Mail says that Theresa May is “on the ropes” and said that Corbyn’s surge “leaves Britain on a knife edge”. It also has a sly dig at former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, with the line “humiliation for loser Clegg”. Source: Daily MailThe Daily Mirror runs with a picture of a smiling Jeremy Corbyn with the headline “Cor Blimey”. Share173 Tweet Email 48 Comments 35,565 Views center_img ‘Theresa Dismay’: Here’s how the UK papers are reacting to the historic election result The papers are united in their shock at May failing to win a majority, with many calling it a disaster. By Sean Murray Source: Daily MirrorThe Sun heavily backed the Conservatives and appears dismayed by the result judging by its front page with lines such as “chaos of a minority govt” and “poll sparks fear on Brexit”. It also calls May’s decision to hold an election “a disaster”. Source: The SunThe Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times all take similar lines on the shock for Theresa May that she didn’t retain the Conservatives’ majority. Source: The Guardian Source: The Daily Telegraph Source: The TimesAnd this headline from the Metro shows the value of having a good pun in reserve, just in case. Source: MetroRead: May’s gamble backfires as Corbyn surge sees hung parliamentRead: As it happened: Theresa May’s gamble fails as Tories lose seats and UK faces hung parliament Jun 9th 2017, 7:07 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

SocialDeck Google rachète un éditeur de jeux pour smartphones

first_imgSocialDeck : Google rachète un éditeur de jeux pour smartphonesÉtats-Unis – Google continue de construire son empire afin d’élaborer un réseau social pouvant mettre à mal Facebook. Le géant américain a ainsi réalisé sa sixième acquisition du mois avec le rachat de SocialDeck, un éditeur de jeux pour smartphones.SocialDeck appartient désormais à Google. L’entreprise a créé des jeux comme Pethero ou Shake & Spell. Sur son site, un message à l’intention des internautes : “Nous sommes vraiment ravis d’annoncer que quelqu’un a trouvé nos jeux sociaux aussi amusants que vous, ce “quelqu’un”, c’est Google.”La firme de Mountain View a racheté plusieurs éditeurs de jeux afin de proposer un réseau social basé sur le gaming. Elle n’a pas souhaité commenter ce rachat, mais Eric Schmidt, son PDG, a assuré qu’il ne fera pas un “copier-coller” de Facebook avec GoogleMe : “Le monde n’a pas besoin d’une copie de la même chose.”Le 1 septembre 2010 à 11:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Portland man sentenced to 30 years for killing his boyfriend

first_imgA Portland man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison in the slaying of his boyfriend, whose body was found near Dougan Falls in April 2017.Benjamin C. Serrato, 41, was convicted by a Skamania County Superior Court jury in April of first-degree domestic violence murder in the killing of Christopher M. Libert, 40, of Portland. Libert’s body was found April 1, 2017, near a bridge at Dougan Falls; an autopsy found he had been shot in the head and stabbed at least 10 times, court records say.As part of their verdict, jurors also found firearm and deadly weapon enhancements, as well as an enhancement for being a family or household member.Serrato was sentenced to 364 months in prison and 36 months of community custody, online court records show.At trial, Serrato testified that he stabbed and shot Libert once at his Portland apartment and shot him again after taking him to Dougan Falls. He claimed it was self-defense, according to Skamania County Special Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Robinson.Skamania County sheriff’s deputies arrived around 9:15 a.m. at Dougan Falls for a report of a death. Nearby campers and residents said they heard a gunshot in the area early that morning. One resident heard a vehicle drive away several minutes after hearing the gunshot, according to an affidavit of probable cause.last_img read more

WhatsApp Netflix Skype Cutting profits to Telecoms companies

first_img Recommended for you Telecommunications Commission marks 10 Years Five from TCI to represent at regional Music, Model & Talent Showcase set for Nassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Nov 2015 – Telecomms companies in the Turks and Caicos are losing at the very least, tens of thousands of dollars due to over the top services like WhatsApp, Netflix and Skype. As the TCI Telecommunications Commission celebrates a decade of existence in the Turks and Caicos, there was a late day workshop Wednesday at the Palms Resort where talk turned to how these services are digging into the profitability of companies like LIME, Digicel and PTV.John Williams, Chairman, Telecommunications Commission: “We believe in freedom of information and yet to block such services, what would we be doing? Stopping the flow of information and so it is a difficult issue to deal with as we know that many of our operators are really hurting because of persons who are not licensed here are actually taking revenue from their area here in the islands where they are paying all of the fees and providing all of the infrastructure; so it was a discussion that was needed.”A founder of the Commission, Stuart MacPherson returned to TCI and led the panel discussion where he said he had hoped for more robust engagement on the issue, because it means these companies will have to be extremely creative if they are going to remain relevant. Stuart McPherson, Consultant: “Obviously TV, people doing streaming services and so on, especially in relatively small markets like this that is going to be a big problem for the small cable companies and so on.”It was agreed that while the change in how people communicate and are entertained will not necessarily drive these companies into extinction, MacPherson said it will alter how they make money. Related Items:John Williams, Netflix, skype, stuart macpherson, TCI Telecommunications Commission, whatsapp Cabinet Approves NEW government board members Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fallen Marine Sgt Jason D Peto remembered

first_imgSgt. Jason D. Peto’s spirit of brotherhood and sacrifice was celebrated Saturday in a funeral Mass for the Vancouver Marine.Peto, 31, died on Dec. 7 of wounds suffered about three weeks ago in Afghanistan.On Nov. 24, Peto led his squad to the scene of an explosion to help evacuate a Marine who’d been caught in the blast. Then another hidden bomb went off, severely injuring Peto. He died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.Peto — born on Jan. 28, 1979, in Montebello, Calif. — was remembered as an adventurous youngster who matured into a brave young man.During Saturday’s Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Brian Moore shared memories of his cousin riding motorcycles and teaching younger kids in the family how to fish. Moore recalled Jason enjoying his first BB gun with a day of target practice in the desert. And when the guys headed back to where Jason’s grandfather was tending the campfire, Jason couldn’t resist one final target: his grandfather.The family moved from California to Vancouver when Jason was about 10. Peto attended Mountain View High School and Clark College, and joined the Marines in 2004.“He was my best friend and my brother,” said Marine Sgt. Leroy Prior, who also shared some personal remembrances during the service.“They let me come me come back for this,” said Prior, who will be heading back to Afghanistan.Prior noted how Peto served two deployments in Iraq. Four years ago, Peto was wounded in Ramadi during a combat tour and received the first of his two Purple Heart awards.And after that, “He re-enlisted,” Prior said.“He became a trainer,” Prior said. After two years of teaching young Marines how to handle the hazards of combat, “he decided it was time to join them on the front lines.”last_img read more

WCTV Wants To Help YOU Launch Your Own Podcast

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Want to learn more about podcasting at Wilmington Community Television?WCTV is holding a Media Meet-Up on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7pm for both beginners and advanced users. Learn how the studio is set up and get tips from other local podcasters about how they produce their programs.WCTV has a LOT of great podcasts right now. Read more about them HERE.To learn more about the event and to RSVP, contact Lisa Kapala at The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Television.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio That YOU Can Use?In “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Your Guide to the November Sky

first_imgStay on target November’s going to be a pretty exciting month, but not because of all of the holidays coming up. Nor for the feast your family may be having near the end of the month. I’m not talking about Pokémon Sun and Moon, either. No, we’ll be looking to the sky for all the rest of the month, as it brngs meteor showers, visible planets, and even a supermoon, one of the biggest and most impressive in almost seven decades.Moon and Mars — November 5This is coming up fast, so make sure you pay attention after sunset for a crescent moon next to Mars. It’ll start to the right of Mars and then slowly rise above the planet the next day.AdChoices广告Taurid Meteor Shower — November 11If you dig meteor showers, you’ve got plenty to love here. The Taurid meteor shower will begin late this night and carry into the next morning and peaking around 5 AM in the morning.Supermoon — November 14This is the second in a trilogy of supermoons, which essentially means the full moon is coming closer to the earth so it appears much larger than it actually is. This month’s will actually be the closest and thus the largest relative to the Earth since 1948. You definitely won’t want to miss out on it, especially if you’re a big astrology fan.Bull’s-Eye — November 15This one is a bit of a two-for-one. Late at night on both November 15 and 16, you can find the moon near the constellation Taurus. The “eye” is the red giant star Aldebaran, which is actually 67 light years from earth.Leonid Meteor Shower — November 16This is an important event to be on the lookout for, especially if you’re into meteor showers. It’ll occur in the early morning hours, so you’ll want to head to bed early the previous day if you want to see everything with a decent viewing angle.Beehive Open Star Cluster — November 18The Beehive open star cluster, alternatively known as Messier 44, can be viewed using binoculars if you look to the upper right of the moon.Lion’s Heart — November 21The constellation Leo’s Heart will be seen in the southeastern sky in the morning hours next to the crescent moon.Mercury and Saturn — November 23You’ll be able to see Saturn right beside Mercury if you utilize binoculars, but it may be a little tricky to see it with the sunset glaring into everything.Moon and Jupiter — November 25No, we’re not talking about Sailor Moon. Get up about an hour before sunrise and turn your sight southeast for the crescent moon below Jupiter. They will have a very small distance between them, so you should be able to easily distinguish between the two. Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant ImagesHelp NASA Develop Autonomous Rovers last_img read more