Visa Woes: UK Denying Thousands of Indian Workers Right to Work

first_imgWhile Indian citizens settled in the United States grapple with President Donald Trump’s visa restrictions, with the issue getting significant media attention, another country has been denying the right to live and work to its foreign working professionals and immigrants without much notice. The United Kingdom, over the past few months, has made certain changes to make it difficult for immigrants to obtain an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or a permanent residency status.Read it at First Post Related Itemslast_img

Perlas boosts hopes for podium finish with Vietnam rout

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Cindy Resultay caught fire and unfurled 26 points, eight steals, three rebounds, and three assists, while Raiza Rose Dy contributed 23 markers.Janine Pontejos came off the bench and added 15 points and four steals, while Claire Castro got 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAnalyn Almazan controlled the boards with six markers and 12 rebounds.Perlas got it done on defense and outscored the Vietnamese, 32-2, in the second quarter to turn a 20-21 deficit into a 52-23 halftime edge which ballooned to the final spread of 74. FILE PHOTO from FIBA.comPerlas Pilipinas wrapped up its 2017 Southeast Asian Games campaign in style, decimating Vietnam, 118-44, Friday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The victory kept the Filipinos in the running for at least a bronze medal finish with their 4-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Nocturnal animal Mayweather visits strip club Huynh Thi Ngoan led the still winless Vietnam (0-4) with nine points in the defeat.The Scores:PERLAS PILIPINAS 118 – Resultay 26, Dy 23, Pontejos 15, Castro 12, Animam 8, Almazan 6, Bernardino 6, Cabinbin 6, Tongco 6, Abaca 4, Sambile 4, Lim 2.VIETNAM 44 – Huynh 9, Trat 8, Nguyen TCT 7, Bui THT 4, Nguyen TLV 4, Nguyen TTD 4, Bui KN 2, Linh 2, Nguyen NB 2, Tran 2, Pham TDT 0, Pham TTB 0.Quarters: 20-21, 52-23, 86-33, 118-44.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Gujarat Fortunegiants Thrash Tamil Thalaivas on Day 1 of Haryana Leg

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Gujarat FortunegiantspklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019 First Published: September 28, 2019, 11:40 PM IST Panchkula: Gujarat Fortunegiants thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 50-21 in a lop-sided Pro Kabaddi League match at the Tau Devi Lal stadium here on Saturday.Rohit Gulia (11 points) and Sonu (15 points) secured super 10s (awarded for 10 or more raid points) for Gujarat Fortunegiants as Tamil Thalaivas once again failed to impress on the mat. This was the third time Thalaivas defence conceded 50 or more points in a match this season.The half was completely dominated by the Gujarat side, which came as no surprise considering the winless run of Tamil Thalaivas.Manjeet Chhillar missed out from the starting lineup for the team from Chennai but the newcomers brought no change in fortunes for the star-studded team as they continued to leak points.Rohit Gulia and Sonu picked points at ease for the Gujarat team while in defence Vinod Kumar and Pankaj kept successfully tackling Thalaivas’ raiders Rahul Chaudhari and Ajith Kumar.The Gujarat side secured their first all-out in the 10th minute of the match to open up a seven-point lead.The first half ended athe scoreline 20-9 in favour of the Gujarat side.The second half continued in the same vein with the Thalaivas offering very little in defence and attack.Sonu Jaglan and Rohit Gulia raced to their super 10s as Gujarat inflicted two all-outs in quick succession (6th and 12th minute of the half).Rahul Chaudhari reached a milestone of 1000 PKL points with seven minutes left in the match but that was perhaps the only positive story in yet another hapless performance by the Thalaivas.The Gujarat raiders and defenders continued to pick up points at will and crossed the 50-point mark in the last minute to secure a comprehensive win to keep their chances of a play-off berth still alive. last_img read more

Mason Rudolph: ‘I Think We’re Resiliant’

first_imgMason Rudolph joined Brandon Weeden as the only QBs in the multiple 400-yard games club on Saturday. He spoke afterwards about how sweet the win was.“It’s a great feeling any time you keep that zero in the right-hand column,” said Rudolph. “You make adjustments every game and we were just trying to take what Kansas State was giving us.“The plan was to throw it a little more just because of what they were giving us with looks. They’re very sound on defense and don’t give up a lot of big plays. We were just kind of dinking and dunking down the field.”Yeah, dinking and dunking 55 times and throwing monstrous 4th down passes to Marcell Ateman late in the fourth quarter. Still, No. 2 deflected the praise.“We love our fans and they’ve done a great job all year supporting us,” he said.“Credit to the coaches and how they’ve taught me and trained me to never get too high or too low. I think we’re resilient and we know how to fight back against adversity when we’re in a bad situation.”That much is true. OSU led for a total of three minutes and 37 seconds on Saturday. It was enough (barely) to eke out its seventh straight W.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Next Up: Moore, Sanders Shine in Week 4 High School Action

first_imgCJ Moore, Wide ReceiverTulsa Union cruised to an easy 35-9 win over Edmond North despite committing five turnovers. C.J. Moore hauled in two touchdowns on the night and the Union Redskins will get a nice challenge from Owasso next week.Jahmyl Jeter, Running BackJeter’s Brennan Bears defeated San Antonio MacArthur 49-28 for their first win of the season and he was a big reason why. Jahmyl carried the ball 11 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns and an impressive 13 yards per carry.Jonathon Shepard, Wide ReceiverKilgore lost one of the better games of the week to Texas HS 44-41. Shepard only had two catches but both went for scores. His first touchdown went for 66 yards and the second went for 86 yards.Jaelyn Nolan, AthleteBrownfield was defeated 51-19 this past weekend to drop to 1-3 on the season. Nolan sat out due to an undisclosed injury.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Spencer Sanders went up against one of the top teams in the DFW metroplex last Thursday, and Jahmyl Jeter had an impressive day on the ground. Here’s a look at how OSU’s 2018 recruiting class performed in Week 4.Here are the Week 1 and Week 2 recaps.Spencer Sanders, QuarterbackSanders and his Denton Ryan squad faced their first real test this year in 2015 5A state runner-up Frisco Lone Star. Sanders played a masterful game throwing for 302 yards and four scores against one interception on 19-of-29 passing.He was also the leading rusher for the Raiders with 51 yards on the ground.last_img read more

23 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains wild touchline behaviour

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer explains wild touchline behaviourby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his touchline behaviour at the beginning of their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.From the first minute, Solskjaer shouted on dozens of occasions, sometimes leaping from his seat at the back of the bench, and several times appearing to feverishly gesticulate towards players, including Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard.He shouted and pointed, waved his arms and had several intense discussions with the players near the sideline.The manager later explained to VG: “The first 15-20 minutes we were a little… I think we could have been a little more direct and positive. “I just wanted the boys to seize the moment, because I felt we controlled the first-half without really creating enough.”Sometimes you sit down, but other times you just get that feeling, you need to explain further.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Lets You Try Before You Buy

first_img Uball Is the New Portable Basketball Hoop That Lets You Play Ball Anywhere 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? AmazonThe newest offering from Amazon is a game changer. Amazon Prime Wardrobe, the online retailer’s latest venture, is a try-before-you-buy marketplace that lets you turn your home into a dressing room. The service closely resembles other personalized online experiences such as Trunk Club and Stitch Fix, but with one huge difference: it’s backed by freakin’ Amazon.Prime Wardrobe rolled out a soft launch in June 2017 as an invite-only beta and has been slowly opening up to the public over the past year. As of today, the service is officially available to all Amazon Prime membersHow Does Prime Wardrobe Work?AmazonTo get started, you’ll need to access the Amazon Prime Wardrobe page. There you will find a large selection of brands, including a range of luxury and affordable options to choose from. Some clothing items are not eligible for Prime Wardrobe, so it’s important to stay within that section when perusing clothes and accessories. Once you’ve found three or more items you’d like to try on, add them to your box and Amazon will send them straight to your home.You have a seven-day try-on period once you receive your box, which should be plenty of time to find something you’ll like. After that, all you have to do is check out online or slap the provided return label on to the box and send it back to Amazon via UPS.What Kinds of Products Are Available?AmazonIf you’ve ever tried Trunk Club or any similar services, you’ve likely noticed how expensive the items on offer are. With Amazon Prime Wardrobe, you’ll find a much better variety of price tags. Brands like Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, and Original Penguin are in the mix and there’s no shortage of popular options to choose from. You can browse jackets, shoes, belts, glasses, T-shirts, and more from the comfort of your own home, then try them on without having to pay a dime upfront.If you’d like to try out this latest service from Amazon, you’ll need to start by picking up an Amazon Prime membership (if you don’t already have one). Once you have that, just pop on over to the Amazon Prime Wardrobe page and start picking stuff to try on. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

BC court orders insurance firm to pay for mans emergency surgery in

first_imgVICTORIA – An insurance company that refused to pay for a British Columbia man’s emergency heart surgery has been ordered by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria to cover the US$180,000 bill.Paul Fletcher took the Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company to court when it refused to pay, claiming an exclusion clause applied because there was medical evidence that the man might be hospitalized while travelling.Fletcher testified that his doctor told him his angina was stable and he was safe to take a trip to Mexico.He booked a return flight to Canada when he began having chest pains, but when his symptoms worsened his plane made an emergency landing in Seattle where he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery.The insurance firm’s expert physician criticized both Fletcher and his doctors at trial, saying there was a reasonable expectation that treatment or hospitalization could be required while travelling.But Justice Jacqueline Dorgan said in a ruling posted online this week that the exclusion clause does not apply and she ordered the firm pay for the emergency surgery.“The plaintiff’s evidence is that following consultations with his treating physicians, he was satisfied the trip would pose no risk to his health and that it was safe for him to travel. There is no evidence he had medical evidence or opinion to the contrary,” the judge concluded.She also ordered the insurance company cover his legal fees.last_img read more

Creditor protection given to cigarette maker suspends order to pay billions to

first_imgMONTREAL — The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health said Monday that smokers who won a recent court victory are being denied justice after an Ontario judge granted cigarette maker JTI-Macdonald Corp. protection from its creditors last week.JTI-Macdonald was among three companies that lost in the Quebec Court of Appeal March 1. The court upheld a landmark judgment ordering them to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers. Now that JTI-Macdonald is under creditor protection, however, the company will not have to disperse any funds to tobacco victims for now.The Ontario Superior Court decision suspends legal proceedings against all three companies until April 5, even though only JTI-Macdonald sought protection from creditors. Benson & Hedges and Imperial Tobacco made no such request.The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health led two class actions against the companies and won in 2015, when Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan ordered the companies to make payments of more than $15-billion to smokers who either fell ill or were addicted. At the time, the ruling was believed to be the biggest class action award in Canadian history.Philippe Trudel, one of the lawyers representing tobacco victims in the class action, called the Ontario court’s decision to suspend proceedings against all three companies “unusual.” Mario Bujold, spokesman for the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, said the Ontario court’s ruling can be extended beyond April 5 and he worries victims will never see any money.“Companies are very good at finding strategies to avoid paying damages they were ordered to pay,” Bujold said, adding the court’s decision will be contested.“The Superior Court in Ontario is suspending the rights recognized by six judges in Quebec,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”In a statement released Friday, JTI-Macdonald said it needed to seek protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in order to “protect 500 Canadian jobs and carry on its business operations with minimal disruption.“We fundamentally disagree with the court decision and are taking all necessary and appropriate measures to defend our lawful business,” it said.The three companies are also considering appealing the $15-billion judgment rendered against them to the Supreme Court of Canada.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Japanese expats families bear brunt of Gurugrams toxic air

first_imgGurugram: There are over 10,000 Japanese expats residing in Gurugram. Like most of the citizens, the poor air quality has also had an adverse impact on the Japanese and the foreigners who are working in the multinational companies in the city. To deal with the deadly air quality levels most of the Japanese take extended breaks from the months of September to January when the air quality is at its worse.The movement of the professionals also is restricted during the time when the air levels are at its worse. Most of the expats are also refraining now to bring their families so that they do not their health is not affected. However, for those people who have a long posting duration of more than Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsthree years bring their kids. Most of the parents send their children to the schools within the radius of three to five kilometres so that they are not exposed to the city’s bad air. There are also some parents whose children are studying in schools in Delhi. Most of the advertising and IT companies whose professionals suffer from respiratory ailments have already been advised to work from home. Measures are being devised in various corporate meetings of how to enhance productivity with fewer employees working in the office space. It is also been made mandatory that every office and residential unit have the high-quality air purifiers Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”From the time of December to February when the air quality is at its worse the schedule is slotted for working outside the Delhi – national capital region. It is not possible to make people not attend the offices over here so we keep on mulling on measures that we are less exposed to such toxic air,” said Horiuchi Ryou, a Japanese woman professional who works for a Japanese auto ancillary unit. “Not only do we have to guard ourselves against the poisonous air but we have to also save our young children who are in their formative stages from the unhealthy air levels,” said Asako Kitazawa, a homemaker A large number of Japanese professionals are not only employed Japanese firms in Maruti Suzuki and the Honda factories but also in various Japanese construction and auto ancillary firms that have set their base in the city. The cost of living for most of the Japanese expats is been borne by their company that has also witnessed an upward trend due to the health concerns caused by deadly levels of air pollution. Gurugram was recently declared the worlds’ most polluted city by a global environmental think tank. On his recent visit Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also expressed concern about the city achieving this dubious tag and stated that measures to rectify the situation will be taken by the authorities.last_img read more

Nepal UN hails release of all child soldiers by Maoists

8 February 2010The final batch of the nearly 3,000 child soldiers who served in the Maoist army during Nepal’s decade-long civil war have been discharged and re-entered civilian life today, in a move hailed by United Nations officials as a milestone in the country’s peace process. The 268 individuals released today during a ceremony in Rolpa included those who had joined the Maoist army as minors, and as late recruits, and had remained in temporary camps for three years after the signing of the peace deal that ended the conflict.“The release of these young people today is not only symbolic for the country but a milestone for these young men and women who spent their formative years inside a military structure losing out on critical skills vital for adulthood,” said Gillian Mellsop, Country Representative for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “All those concerned must now act swiftly to ensure that they reintegrate successfully,” she added. A total of 2,394 disqualified Maoist army personnel have been discharged in seven cantonments across Nepal since the process began on 7 January 2010. The discharge is a key component of an action plan signed in December 2009 by the UN, the Government of Nepal and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M).Altogether 2,973 individuals were disqualified from the Maoist army as minors in a UN verification process that ended in December 2007. Another group of 1,035 were disqualified because they were recruited after the ceasefire in May 2006 that ended the armed conflict. Roughly one-third of those disqualified are female, according to a news release issued by the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). Before being discharged, the young people are be briefed by the UN on options for their new lives and will be given civilian clothing and identity cards. They will also undergo a rehabilitation process, by the Government with UN support, to gain new skills by attending school or learning a trade.“The conclusion of the discharge process is a positive step in Nepal’s peace process at a time when building confidence and trust amongst the parties is all-important,” said Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative in Nepal and head of UNMIN. “The period of your life dedicated to armed struggle is now in the past. You have a role in helping make Nepal a country that is just, equitable, democratic and peaceful,” she told the young people at today’s ceremony. read more

Aid access restored to troubled camp for displaced in Darfur UN says

Humanitarian access has been limited in recent weeks since fighting erupted in the Kalma camp in South Darfur state, leading to the deaths of several residents and protests within the camp about the Darfur peace process.But the peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID, reported that aid groups were allowed in today, a day after they had been denied entry by local authorities, who cited security concerns.Kalma is one of Darfur’s largest IDP camps and has been home to around 100,000 people, although some residents fled to nearby villages and the neighbouring UNAMID community policing centre (CPC) in the wake of the recent clashes.The mission’s top officials, as well as other senior UN figures in Sudan, have been holding talks with the Government, camp residents and others in a bid to ease the tensions in Kalma.Meanwhile, UNAMID is sending a mission to several villages outside the South Darfur town of Kass, where fighting between the Rizeigat and Misseriya tribes this week has reportedly killed at least 25 people.Inter-tribal clashes continue to occur in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied militiamen since 2003. An estimated 300,000 people have died in those seven years and about 2.7 million others have been displaced. 18 August 2010Aid workers were today allowed back into a restive camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission to the Sudanese region reported. read more

Sri Lanka and Indian navies hold talks at IMBL

The 25th International Maritime Boundary Line meeting happened on board naval patrol vessel INS Savitri off Kankesanthurai coast off Sri Lanka on Wednesday, sources said. It was on the same day another Indian team consisting of three faculty members from New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University led by Professor Bupinder Zutshi met Vice-Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne in Colombo.They had discussed on the possibility of granting B. Tech degrees for Sri Lankan technical officers from JNU. The meeting between the Indian and Sri Lankan authorities were said to be routine to discuss issues of mutual interest and movement of vessels across the IMBL. Senior officials of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard met their counterparts from Sri Lanka on board a navy patrol vessel near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and discussed operative effectiveness of the forces.While the Indian team was led by Commodore Alok Bhatnagar, Naval Officer In-charge (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry), the Sri Lankan team was headed by Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander Northern Naval Area,The Hindu newspaper reported. read more

Scheduled maintenance on mybrockuca portal login page June 11

On Wednesday, June 11, at 12 noon, ITS will be performing maintenance on the portal login page for one hour.Users trying to log in to the portal during this maintenance period will be delayed for up to 10 minutes.Users who are already logged in to the portal before 12 noon will not be affected.ITS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rivera leads Qatar to France 2017 without some big names

The Qatari national team coach Valero Rivera decided to change a profile of his team after Olympic Games in Rio and before World Championship 2017 in France. Despite Spaniard has still a full support of QHF, quarter-final placement at Olympic Games didn’t make handball people in Doha totally satisfied, after same team won silver medal at World Championship 2015 on home soil.Rivera decided to go to France without some important members of the squad like goalkeeper Goran Stojanovic, right back Zarko Markovic and line-player Borja Vidal.Denmark, Sweden, Egypt, Bahrain and Argentina will be rivals of Qatar in Preliminary Round. Four best teams will qualify for the knock-out stage.Goalkeepers:Danijel Saric, Al Quiyada SCYousuf Alalbdulla, Al Gharafa SCAhmed Abdelrhem, Al Arabi SCRasheed Yusuff, Al Sadd SCLeft wings :Abdulla Al-Karbi, Al Sadd SCNasreddine Megdich, Al Rayyan SCAbdulaziz Helali, Al Wakra SCRight wings :Mustafa Alsaltialkrad, Al Sadd SCAhmed Abdelhak, Al Gharafa SCMarouane Sassi, Qatar SCPlaymakers :Kamal Aldin Mallash, El Jaish SCMahmoud Hassaballa, Al Sadd SCWajdi Sinen, Lekhwiya SCAbdelrahman Abdalla, El Jaish SCOmar Alsafadi, Al Rayyan SCLine player :Youssef Benali, Espérance STBassel Alraye, Al Rayyan SCFiras Chaieb, Lekhwiya SCEbrahim Ebaid, Al Sadd SCLeft back :Rafael Capote, El Jaish SCBertrand Roiné, Lekhwiya SCAmeen Zakka, Al Rayyan SCAmir Denguir, Al Arabi SCRight back :Abdulrazzaq Murad, Al Gharafa SCAhmad Madadi, Lekhwiya SCAnis Zouaoui, Al Arabi SCYassine Sami, Al Wakra SCDefensive player:Hassan Mabrouk, El Jaish SC ← Previous Story Palicka leads fantastic Lions to win in Kiel Next Story → Trefilov, Krumbholz, Hergeirsson, Martin or Rasmussen? read more

Scotland Yard bans visible tattoos on police officers

first_imgSCOTLAND YARD HAS banned its officers from sporting visible tattoos, saying it damages the professional image of Britain’s top police force.The force confirmed in a statement today that the Metropolitan Police will no longer permit tattoos on the face, hands or which appear above the collar line. It said all other tattoos must be covered.Scotland Yard said that officers who already have visible tattoos — will be required to “register” those tattoos in writing to their managers by 12 November or face disciplinary actions for gross misconduct.The force previously had prohibited tattoos deemed offensive to religion or beliefs or that could be construed as violent or intimidating. PHOTOS: Thousands attend London’s annual tattoo convention>last_img

Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors

first_img Image: AP Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel. Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoSo far nine people have been rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano. The first survivors released from a hospital in the nearby city of Pescara included Giorgia Galassi and her boyfriend, Vincenzo Forti.“Thank you, thank you everyone!” Galassi said as she waved from the front door of her parents’ home in Giulianova, on the Adriatic coast. Flanked by her parents, she said she felt fine.Hotel guests Giampiero Parete, his wife and two children were also home. It was Parete who had first sounded the alarm after he by chance left the hotel to go to his car moments before the avalanche hit.Still hospitalized were one adult and two youngsters, Samuel Di Michelangelo and Edoardo Di Carlo. Officials have confirmed that Edoardo’s parents were killed, while Samuel’s are still unaccounted for.“Edoardo has an adult brother, so the brother will be given custody of him,” Pescara hospital Dr. Rossano Di Luzio told reporters. “Samuel has his close relatives, grandparents at the moment, but we hope we can give him back to his parents.”Firefighter spokesman Luca Cari said emergency crews were working with an “operational hypothesis” that people might still be alive, but he stressed “we are fighting against time.” Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoInvestigation IntensifiedThe investigation intensified, meanwhile, into whether local government officials underestimated the threat facing the hotel, which was covered with two meters (six feet) of snow, had no phone service and dwindling gas supplies when a series of earthquakes rocked central Italy on the morning of 18 January.Italian newspapers reproduced what they said was an email sent by the hotel owner to local and provincial authorities that afternoon asking for help.“The hotel guests are terrorised by the earthquakes and have decided to stay out in the open,” Bruno Di Tommaso wrote. “We’ve tried to do everything to keep them calm, but since they can’t leave due to the blocked roads, they’re prepared to spend the night in their cars.”The Pescara prefect’s office already has faced criticism after a local restaurant owner said his calls reporting the avalanche were ignored. Quintino Marcella said he called the office after receiving word from Parete, one of his chefs who was vacationing at the hotel.Chief prosecutor Cristina Tedeschini confirmed her investigation was looking into a host of issues, including the timing and content of communications, where the snowplows were deployed, who was alerted when about the risks of avalanches and how authorities responded when the avalanche hit the hotel.She said there were “incongruities” between when communications were received and when they were acted on.But she stressed they may not have had a significant effect on the search effort, given that five days had passed and still the search was ongoing. She said “at most” the delay in launching the avalanche response was an hour or two.“I don’t see it as being highly relevant,” she said.The president of the province, Antonio Di Marco, has confirmed he saw an email from Di Tommaso and had arranged for a snowplow to clear the road that night, the ANSA news agency reported. The avalanche hit sometime before 5:40 pm, when Marcella received the call from his chef.Read: Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone> 6 Comments Jan 23rd 2017, 10:19 PM 20,116 Views Short URLcenter_img Share1628 Tweet Email5 By Associated Press Monday 23 Jan 2017, 10:19 PM Image: AP ITALIAN EMERGENCY CREWS pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.One more body was located, raising the death toll to seven, and the first survivors of the deadly avalanche were released from the hospital.Questions intensified, however, into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing the snowbound resort in the hours before the deadly avalanche.Five days after up to 60,000 tons of snow, rocks and uprooted trees plowed into the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, rescue crews were still digging by hand or with shovels and chainsaws in hope of finding more survivors. An excavator reached the site, northeast of Rome, to speed up the search. Source: APThe discovery of the three Abruzzo sheepdog puppies in the boiler room raised spirits, even as rescuers located a seventh body.Jubilant emergency crews carried the pups out in their arms, with one firefighter burying his face in the fluffy white fur to give the dog a kiss. Source: APThe puppies were born last month to the hotel’s resident sheepdogs, Nuvola and Lupo, and were prominently featured on the hotel’s Facebook page. Their parents had found their own way out after the Wednesday afternoon avalanche.“They just started barking very softly,” said Sonia Marini, a member of the Forestry Corps.In fact, it was hard to find them right away because they were hidden. Then we heard this very tiny bark and we saw them from a little hole the firefighters had opened in the wall. Then we expanded the hole and we pulled them out.Firefighter spokesman Luca Cari, however, stressed that the puppies were found in an isolated part of the hotel and didn’t necessarily signal any new hope for finding human survivors.“We’re happy to have saved them, and these are important moments in a dramatic situation,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s much correlation with finding other people.” Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoEmergency crews have been hoping that the 22 missing people may have found air pockets under the debris, and that the snow would insulate them from the frigid temperatures.But more than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel, and rescue crews were still trying to recover one victim from the rubble. Conditions at the site were deteriorating, with the heavy snow turning to ice. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

TPLINK présente un extenseur CPL sans fil

first_imgTP-LINK présente un extenseur CPL sans fil TP-Link commercialisera prochainement un extenseur CPL qui se présente comme une alternative au Wi-Fi, en étant plus fiable.La firme TP-Link a dévoilé un extenseur CPL AV200 Mini Powerlink. Cet accessoire propose d’étendre la connexion Internet dans tous les moindres recoins d’une maison ou d’un bureau. Une possibilité qui pourrait aussi être appréciée des joueurs en réseau.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est par l’intermédiaire d’un puissant signal sans fil émis à une vitesse de 300 Mbps que la connexion au réseau peut être dirigée vers la pièce souhaitée. Tous les périphériques compatibles peuvent être raccordés à cet extenseur qui utilise le réseau électrique existant. La même manœuvre peut aussi être réalisée grâce à un câble Ethernet.La technologie CPL se présente comme une alternative aux connexions Wi-Fi. Cet extenseur CPL AV200 sera disponible dans le courant du deuxième trimestre 2012. L’appareil de TP-Link est enfin compatible avec la norme Homeplug AV.Le 5 mai 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Longview teen injured after rearend crash near Woodland

first_imgA Longview teen was hospitalized after her vehicle rear-ended a pickup on state Highway 503 near Woodland Monday morning.According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m., while Kevin F. Young, 43, of Woodland, had stopped for a school bus about 3 miles from Woodland when his pickup was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Cecelia K. Elkinton, 17.The State Patrol said Elkinton wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and she was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for her injuries. The hospital said she was in satisfactory condition Monday afternoon. Young was unhurt.Troopers said inattention caused the crash, and cited Elkinton for driving too fast to avoid a collision.last_img

Heavy Snow Expected On Eastern Kenai Peninsula

first_imgAccording to an advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a low pressure  system moving in from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to drop 2 to  3 feet of snow in mountains, with up to 2 feet of snow along the  Seward Highway corridor from Turnagain Pass south to Moose Pass. Travel will be difficult in mountainous areas due to the heavy  snow and will be difficult at sea level due to slick roads from  rain falling on top of snow. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Heavy snow is expected starting Wednesday and continuing into  Friday for the Eastern Turnagain Arm, Turnagain Pass, and south to around Moose Pass along the Seward Highway. Temperatures will warm enough at sea level for snow to transition to rain. Avalanche danger will be increasing in the mountains  during this time. Check the current avalanche forecast at Use caution if you need to  drive, especially along the Seward Highway. A continued surge of  warmer and wetter systems are expected into the weekend bringing continued heavy precipitation.last_img read more