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Father and three children found dead inside house

A father and his three children have been found dead inside their house in Kamburupitiya, Matara.The Police said the children are aged 16, 14 and 10. Among the children are two girls. The three people were found hanging inside the house.The Police suspect the father killed the children and then killed himself. His wife had reportedly left him several weeks ago over a family dispute. (Colombo Gazette)

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2012 6:24 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,788.36, up 187.23 points):Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:XG). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.47 per cent, at $4.29 on 8,203,832 shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Unchanged at $4.05 on 6,928,848 shares. Bombardier’s new CSeries aircraft is not facing any major production delays that should prevent it from making its maiden flight by year-end, the Quebec-based plane and train maker said Tuesday. Bombardier expects several structures for the first plane will be completed by September to meet the timing for the first flight.Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 5.45 per cent, at 52 cents on 5,560,092 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Up 23 cents, or 2.09 per cent, at $11.24 on 4,907,562 shares.EMED Mining Public Ltd. (TSX:EMD). Miner. Up 3.5 cents, or 29.17 per cent, at 15.5 cents on 4,026,645 shares.Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX:IAE). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 7.6 per cent, at $1.84 on 4,025,973 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,264.38, up 4.63 points):Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 6.47 per cent, at $1.81 on 6,097,733 shares.Las Vegas From Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:LVH). Media. Up one cent, or 25 per cent, at five cents on 2,379,650 shares.Companies reporting major news:Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS). Utilities. Up 50 cents, or 1.53 per cent, at $33.08 on 224,817 shares. Fortis has signed a deal to raise at least $601 million in an equity offering to help pay for its deal to buy New York state utility CH Energy Group. The Canadian utility company said Tuesday it has an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters to sell 18.5 subscription receipts for a purchase price of $32.50 per receipt, which will entitle the holder to one Fortis share.Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP). Pulp and paper. Up 82 cents, or 3.97 per cent, at $21.48 on 23,825 shares. Fortress has signed a deal to raise $40 million in an offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures. The company said it plans to use the money to help pay for capital expenditures at its co-generation project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill and its Lebel-sur-Quevillon Mill. read more

Verizon sells 49B worth of bonds in largest sale ever will help

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Verizon raised $49 billion on Wednesday in the largest corporate bond deal ever.The sale dwarfs the previous record, Apple’s sale of $17 billion in bonds in April, and proceeds from the sale on Wednesday will help Verizon buy the rest of its U.S. wireless business from partner Vodafone.That $130 billion buyout of Vodafone is expected to rank as the second-largest deal when completed. Along with the money from its bond sale, Verizon will use cash and stock to pay for the buyout.Verizon’s bond sale was huge in every way: The offering is nearly triple Apple’s sale. The debt will come due at eight different times, from three to 30 years. Demand for the debt was high, a sign that investors are still interested in buying higher-yielding bonds.Despite the demand, Verizon did have to pay a hefty price to investors. It priced $11 billion of its 10-year notes at a yield of 5.19 per cent, according to a deal document obtained by The Associated Press. That is well above the 4.51 per cent yield for similar bonds Verizon had issued previously. Apple, a company with near-pristine credit and $147 billion in cash, is paying investors who own its 10-year bonds a yield of 3.86 per cent.Verizon likely decided to pay higher interest rates because it needed to wrap up its $130 billion buyout quickly, bond investors said.“(The buyout) is a big strategic deal for them and they needed the money,” said Michael Collins, chief investment officer of Prudential Fixed Income, who bought Verizon bonds as part of Wednesday’s sale.Verizon’s massive bond sale comes at a critical time for bond investors. In June, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was considering pulling back on its bond-buying program, which has kept interest rates at historic lows in an effort to stimulate the economy.As a result, the yield of the U.S. 10-year Treasury note, the benchmark for all bonds public and private, is at 2.96 per cent, almost double the 1.63 per cent yield from early May. Verizon sells $49B worth of bonds in largest sale ever; will help pay for wireless business by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Sep 11, 2013 1:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN force commanders brief Security Council on challenges facing blue helmets

In his opening address to the Council, the UN Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed, remarked that the Organization’s Force Commanders are managing more than 90,000 soldiers in the world’s trouble-spots and suggested that the number of deployed troops is “likely to grow in the coming period.” “The Force Commanders are operating in failing or failed States, where, frankly, there is no – or hardly – a peace to keep,” Lieutenant General Ahmed stated, noting that the growing Ebola crisis had added yet another dimension of complexity to the UN military presence on the ground in Africa. Underlining the difficulties and dangers facing the “blue helmets,” he also cited Mali as a case in point, and reminded the Council that the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has “suffered maximum casualties” this year.On 7 October, a number of unidentified assailants launched approximately six mortar rounds at the MINUSMA camp in Kidal, in the country’s northeast, resulting in the death of the Senegalese peacekeeper.This latest attack came just four days after an ambush killed nine Nigerien MINUSMA peacekeepers in Mali’s Gao region, bringing the total number of fatalities suffered by the UN mission to 31 peacekeepers killed and 91 wounded since it first deployed on 1 July 2013. In his remarks, Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, the Force Commander of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), told the Council that amid a dynamic and rapidly changing peacekeeping environment, the protection of civilians remained “a moral obligation.”“I am absolutely convinced that the best way to protect civilians is being pro-active rather than reactive,” he affirmed. “Only an active force with a proactive, robust posture is able to neutralize and defeat the threats to the civilian population that the UN is mandated to protect. On the other hand, the simple presence of peacekeepers for prolonged periods without action, whilst violence is being committed, leads to a weakening of the reputation of the UN.”In his message to the Council, Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha, Force Commander of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), noted some of the key challenges facing the Mission in the Golan where, largely due to ongoing fighting in Syria, “an upward spiralling of violence” has seen troops come under fire, been abducted, hijacked, had weapons snatched and offices vandalized. In addition, troop contributing countries, such as Austria, have pulled out their forces as the conflagration in neighbouring Syria has continued to rage. He said that in the most recent incident, in August, some 45 Fijian peacekeepers were detained by armed members of the Syrian opposition, and radical forces also surrounded another 72 peacekeepers from the Philippines.“The process of adapting and carrying out the mandate differently during these trying times was not in a graduated manner, but all concerns were addressed simultaneously, to achieve significant cohesion in moving ahead and continuing to retain our relevance,” Lieutenant General Singha explained. “We adjusted to the situation very quickly and continue to evolve in the face of dynamically changing threats.”He noted that while UNDOF was required to reduce its footprint, it continued to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria for which the mission was mandated, occasionally fired back in self-defence when fired upon by radical elements, and remained proactive despite the consistent challenges posed by the security situation in the vicinity. “UNDOF still skilfully maintains its mandate in a modified manner and has ensured that two traditional adversaries are kept away from a conventional war,” Lieutenant General Singha added. The meeting was also addressed by Major General Jean Bosco Kazura, Force Commander of MINUSMA. read more

Update 14yearold boy dies after shooting incident in Clondalkin

first_imgUpdate: 11.56amA 14-YEAR-OLD boy has died after a shooting incident at a house in Clondalkin, south Dublin last night.The teenager sustained gunshot injuries in the incident at the house in the Woodford area at around 10.15pm.He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he died this morning.Gardaí have advised they are treating the incident as a personal tragedy.-Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carrolllast_img

No Japanese Astronaut Didnt Grow 35 Inches in Space

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System It’s not uncommon to lie about physical attributes to impress potential partners on a dating site. But a Japanese astronaut has apologized for misrepresenting his height online after a month on the International Space Station.Norishige Kanai on Monday tweeted that he’d grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space, and was “a little worried that I might not be able to fit in the Soyuz seats for our return.”While it is true that spending time in zero gravity environments (like space) can cause the spine to lengthen slightly, people tend to expand about 2 to 5 centimeters. (After a year on the ISS, NASA’s Scott Kelly returned to Earth in 2016 an impressive 2 inches taller than his twin.) 無重力環境でしばらく生活していると、背骨の骨の隙間が開いて、身長が伸びるといわれています。人によっては、腰や背中に痛みを感じることもあるそうです。ロシア人船長に「9cmは伸びすぎだろう?」と怪しまれたので、自分で簡易的に再計測してみたところ、だいたい182cm。地上より+2cmでした。— 金井 宣茂 (@Astro_Kanai) January 9, 2018The 41-year-old JAXA astronaut’s claim, however, turned out to be a rather tall tale: Called out by skeptical captain Anton Nikolaevich Shkaplerov, Kanai later remeasured himself to find he’d actually stretched only 2 cm (less than an inch) since launching into space on Dec. 17.“This mis-measurement appears to have become a big deal, so I must apologize for this terrible fake news,” Kanai tweeted on Tuesday, as translated and reported by Reuters. “It appears I can fit on the Soyuz, so I’m relieved.”He should enjoy the growth spurt while he can: According to Popular Science, a few days or weeks in Earth’s gravitational pull will help shrink Kanai back to his original height.Last month, the Soyuz MS-07 transported three members of the Expedition 54 crew—including Kanai—to the International Space Station. The physician and cosmonaut was joined by Commander Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle.One of the 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class, Kanai was certified as an ISS rocketeer in 2011. Four years later, he participated as an aquanaut as part of the NEEMO 20 crew.last_img read more

San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes in support of lawsuit challenging

first_img Updated: 12:31 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted specifically about the San Diego Board of Supervisors vote. San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes in support of lawsuit challenging California’s Sanctuary Policy Ashlie Rodriguez, KUSI Newsroom, Ashlie Rodriguez, KUSI Newsroom Regular SD County Board of Supervisors meeting now in session. 400+ people here to give public input on what position the county should take regarding the federal lawsuit against CA’s sanctuary state law.@KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) April 17, 2018center_img Posted: April 19, 2018 Thank you San Diego County for defending the rule of law and supporting our lawsuit against California’s illegal and unconstitutional ‘Sanctuary’ policies. California’s dangerous policies release violent criminals back into our communities, putting all Americans at risk.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2018Nathan Fletcher quickly released a statement in response to President Trump’s tweet praising San Diego County Supervisors for supporting his administration’s lawsuit to overturn what he calls, “California’s pro-immigrant policies.”Fletcher’s statement states:“When Donald Trump is tweeting praise for our County Supervisors, you know change is desperately needed.  It’s clear we need new leaders on the Board of Supervisors who will stand up against Trump’s hateful agenda, not these same Trump Republicans who target immigrants and support his mass deportations.” Tuesday (4/17/18), the County Board of Supervisors voted to file a court brief siding with the federal government in its lawsuit against California’s so-called sanctuary state law.With the vote, San Diego County became California’s most populous county to rebuke state policies aimed at protecting select immigrants from deportation. The sanctuary state law, SB 54, limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.San Diego County’s approach differs from that of the Orange County supervisors, who voted last month to join the suit. Instead, the San Diego County attorney will draft an amicus brief in support of the case, which will allow officials to offer their opinion without actually becoming involved in the courtroom fight.However, the deadline to file such a brief has passed, meaning the earliest opportunity San Diego County will have to weigh in on the case will be if and when a decision, in this case, is appealed by the losing party to a higher court.“Public safety is our number one priority,” Supervisor Kristin Gaspar said. “Here in San Diego, it’s important to note how our law enforcement’s hands are being tied by SB 54.”Jacob said she has seen a lot of changes along the 50-mile span of the U.S.-Mexico border in her district since she took office in the 1990s.“We used to have people coming across our border who just wanted to work,” she said. “That has changed over the years. It’s changed to the extent where we have people on the terrorist watch list coming across the border.”She later clarified “she was told” of at least one person on a terrorist watch list crossing into the U.S. illegally but was unable to provide details of the case and did not specify who provided her with that information.Under SB 54, state and local law enforcement are allowed to share with immigration authorities information about a person who has been charged with one of 800 crimes, including violent felonies, arson, domestic abuse and other felonies.Supervisor Greg Cox was the lone dissenter in the 3-1 vote. Supervisor Ron Roberts was absent but said his colleagues should “stay out of it.”As evidence of the support among San Diegans for joining the lawsuit, Gaspar showed reporters the correspondence the supervisors received on the matter. Letters in favor of the county siding with the federal government towered over those written by those who supported sanctuary policies, she said.But during Tuesday’s public meeting, sanctuary state advocates outnumbered supporters of the lawsuit: 17 registered their support of President Donald Trump’s administration and 62 were against it, according to Gaspar. Gaspar appeared on Fox & Friends early Tuesday morning prior to the vote.Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“The California Values Act (SB 54) does indeed exemplify the values of California,” the Rev. Beth Johnson of Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship told the supervisors. “It makes our communities safer by allowing law enforcement to do their jobs by making community members feel safe to report crimes.”Other supporters of the sanctuary law said it offers protections for immigrant families and helps keep the economy strong by recognizing the contributions of non-citizens, including their payment of taxes and their labor.The threat of deportation causes negative mental health effects on immigrants and their families, said Janet Farrell of the San Diego Psychological Association.“Deportation causes the breakup of families,” she said. “The California sanctuary laws give some protection to the breakup of our immigrant families without compromising the safety of the general population.”Local governments in recent weeks have taken varying approaches to weighing in on the sanctuary state issue, from adopting resolutions to voting to file lawsuits themselves.The city council in San Juan Capistrano, for instance, recently passed a resolution against SB 54. Resolutions are largely symbolic statements of a government’s stance.Aliso Viejo, Escondido and Mission Viejo are among the cities whose leaders have voted to file amicus briefs in support of the Trump administration’s position. Such briefs are often submitted by those who have an interest in a court case but are not parties in the lawsuit.The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted last month to join the lawsuit, while the Huntington Beach City Council voted recently to file its own suit. The Los Alamitos City Council voted on Monday night to “exempt” the city from the sanctuary law.National attention turned to San Diego County as its leaders considered weighing in on the lawsuit. The decision is likely to be a defining moment in the political career of Gaspar, who is running in a closely watched congressional race in a district that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 presidential election with just over 50 percent of the vote.The Republican incumbent in the 49th District, Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista, is not seeking reelection. In 2016, he narrowly defeated Democrat Doug Applegate, who is among the candidates facing off against Gaspar in the June primary.Related Stories: Click here for KUSI’s detailed analysis of the voteCongressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) supports the county’s action on sanctuary policy and released the following statement regarding the vote:Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) today praised members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors who voted to join the federal lawsuit against the sanctuary state laws passed by the State of California.“Today’s action was the very definition of leadership,” said Congressman Hunter.  “In standing up against the irresponsible actions by the State of California, our County Supervisors who supported this action clearly demonstrated that their priorities are protecting those of us in San Diego County and not about politics.  The fact of the matter is, when state and local law enforcement agencies outright refuse to share information to federal officials regarding criminal activity, our communities are unsafe and the rule of law is undermined.  It’s not complicated.”The San Diego County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss its options with regard to joining the federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice against the State of California earlier this year in March.  The primary issue focuses on SB54, a state law signed by Governor Jerry Brown last year and in effect since January 1, prohibiting state and local police agencies from informing federal authorities in cases when illegal immigrants facing deportation are released from local detention.  With this action, the County of San Diego joins municipalities throughout the state, including the City of Escondido, in rejecting California’s sanctuary policies pushed by Governor Brown and the state’s Democratic-controlled legislature.“I have always been, and will continue to be, an advocate for state’s rights, but that’s not the issue,” said Congressman Hunter.  “The U.S. Constitution clearly places border policy and our immigration laws within the purview of the federal government.  State or local governments cannot just choose to ignore federal statutes because of a political agenda, especially when doing so places its citizens at risk by leaving criminals eligible for deportation in our communities.  Our San Diego County Supervisors who took action today deserve our thanks and we need to hold every elected official accountable who does not demonstrate the same the type of leadership.”, Nathan Fletcher, the candidate for County Board of Supervisors District 4, also released the following statement in response to the County’s decision to join Trump’s lawsuit against the State of California.Nathan Fletcher said: “It’s outrageous that San Diego County Supervisors are standing with Trump instead of standing up for San Diego’s immigrant families.“The Supervisors’ pro-Trump vote today is a slap in the face of hardworking, law-abiding immigrants and is a waste of our taxpayer dollars that should be going instead to expanding protections for immigrants, extending a welcoming hand to refugees and building stronger bonds between communities and police.”We can’t allow Trump’s agenda of targeting immigrants and building walls to succeed in San Diego and it’s never been more clear that we need new leaders on the County Board who will stand up for all our communities and take on Trump’s hate.”, the following is a statement from County Supervisor Greg Cox on today’s vote on the sanctuary lawsuit:I voted against the County joining the federal administration’s lawsuit against the State’s California Values Act. As I’ve said before, I believe the problem lies in Washington, D.C. We need leaders in both parties to finally come up with comprehensive immigration reform.This is a very divisive issue in the county, and across the state and nation. The County joining the lawsuit between the federal and state governments is unnecessary because this is an issue that is properly going to be addressed by the federal courts. The Board’s vote is a largely symbolic move that will create fear and divisiveness in our region, waste taxpayer funds and create distrust of law enforcement and local government within many communities.I am proud to represent all the residents of my richly diverse supervisorial district and will continue to stand up for them. April 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many military families don’t know how they’ll pay for their next meal, especially in a place like San Diego where the cost of living is high.CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, Jim Floros, talks to KUSI about what’s being done to help. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 18, 2019 Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Dave Matthews Trey Anastasio Band To Perform Hurricane Relief Concert

first_imgHurray For The Riff Raff, Aaron Neville also to appear at Radio City Music Hall benefit show on Jan. 6, 2018, in New YorkNate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 4, 2017 – 2:14 pm GRAMMY winner Dave Matthews and GRAMMY nominee Trey Anastasio and his band lead the lineup for A Concert For Island Relief, a live music event to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.Additional performers include GRAMMY-winning New Orleans-born singer Aaron Neville and New Orleans-based Americana outfit Hurray For The Riff Raff, which is fronted by Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Alynda Segarra.A Concert For Island Relief will take place on Jan. 6, 2018, in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. According to Rolling Stone, The Madison Square Garden Company has donated the use of Radio City Music Hall to benefit the cause, and will cover all venue expenses for the event. Additionally, Ticketmaster will donate its net proceeds from ticket service fees.Ticket pre-sales begin Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. EST via either Dave Matthews Band’s Warehouse Fan Association or pre-sale ticket request. The general public will be able to buy tickets starting Dec. 8 at noon EST via Ticketmaster. Fans are also encouraged to make a donation online.Eminem To Donate Lawsuit Proceeds To Hurricane ReliefRead more Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio Band To Perform Hurricane Relief Concert Concert For Island Relief Lineup Announced dave-matthews-trey-anastasio-band-perform-hurricane-relief-concert Email Twitter Facebook News last_img read more

Tariques plot to put govt in trouble foiled Quader

first_imgObaidul QuaderAlleging that BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman instigated students over their quota reform movement to push the government into an awkward situation, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the prime minister’s bold step has foiled the BNP’s plot, reports UNB.”Tarique Rahman tried to fish in the troubled waters. However, prime minister Sheikh Hasina announced to abolish the quota system to bring an end to the student movement. Tarique’s provocation from London couldn’t push the government into any trouble,” he said.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was talking to reporters after visiting work on the Bhulta flyover in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj.Mentioning that BNP has now become politically bankrupt, he, however, thinks that it will join the next general election.The ruling party leader said Bangladesh will be a developing country by 2021 and a developed one by 2014 if Awami League comes to power in the future.last_img read more

Verizon Celebrates Black History at Reginald Lewis Museum

first_imgVerizon will host a free statewide Black History Month open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 28, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. During the open house, visitors can explore the museum, visit vendor tables and participate in a full day of fun activities. There will be food, historical presentations, art and crafts, along with educational gifts for the first 200 children. Children also will have an opportunity to win a tablet during Verizon’s special program from noon to 1 p.m. The program will include entertainment, speakers and a special recognition of community leaders and innovators. Visit www. for more information.last_img

BBC Spends Millions Luring Kids From Netflix YouTube

first_img Study: Texting While Walking Alters Your GaitNew Jersey pedestrians may get 15 days in jail for texting while walking Stay on target The BBC is investing an additional £34 million ($44 million) in children’s programming in an effort to lure kids away from competing services.Spread over three years, this extra pocket money enables the UK broadcaster to “reinvent” how it delivers content to its youngest audience.It also helps fund an enhanced online platform.The Beeb already offers iPlayer Kids, a free mobile app designed for minors to easily and safely stream their favorite CBeebies and CBBC shows at home or on the go—”just as children now expect,” the firm said.For eight decades, the BBC has produced popular programs for kids—from the 10-minute-long For the Children to Blue Peter to Junior Bake Off. And it will continue to churn out a mix of live-action and animated content using the majority of its £124.4 million budget (by 2019/20).Some £31.4 million of that, however, allows the British Broadcasting Corporation to boost its BBC Children’s online budget, “reflecting the increasing share of children’s media time spent online and the increasing competition for their attention.”“We’re making BBC Children’s fit for the future, maintaining our world-class channels whilst enhancing our online offer to meet the needs of the next generation,” BBC Director General Tony Hall said in a statement.With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and mobile screens, television is no longer restricted to the home. Modern tech-savvy youngsters are catching up with the latest cartoons on Netflix, YouTube, and, in the UK, NOW TV and iPlayer.“Our audience is rapidly changing, and now more than ever we need to keep up,” Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s, warned on Tuesday.“We’re home to the most popular kid’s TV channels in the UK, but as our audience increasingly move online it’s our job to stay relevant, inspiring and engaging them on whichever platform they choose,” she said.This week’s budget announcement “means that whilst we’ll continue to make exceptional, distinctive public service UK children’s content across all of our platforms, we’ll also be able to develop a more personal online service that meets the evolving needs of our audience,” Webb added.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Students gear up to participate in Indoor Rowing Championship

first_imgBengal Water Sports will be organizing the Asian School Indoor Rowing Championship 2018 from September 4 – December 2. The event will be inaugurated on September 4 at 4 pm, at Calcutta Rowing Club, Rabindra Sarobar, amidst the respected members of rowing fraternity and students.The earlier edition of Concept2 Indoor Students Rowing Championship 2016 had been a grand success where 6000 students from different schools of Kolkata participated.Considering the phenomenal response from the audience, the organisers are going to take this championship to a new platform by inviting students not only from schools of different states of India but also from countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The plan is to create history and get featured in ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ and ‘Limca Book of Records’ as this kind of event has never been organised before. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis competition will have two different categories – ‘School Children’ and ‘Special Children (Paralympics)’. The students have already started registering online and it is expected that more than 75, 000 students from West Bengal itself and more than 1.5 lakh students from all over India will be taking part this year.The event aims to make young children aware of sports though Indoor Rowing – an injury free sport which takes very less time to learn, helps to promote teamwork and leadership amongst yound minds. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere are three different categories for the students to participate: Sub Sub Junior (9 -12 yrs) (boys and girls), Sub Junior (12 – 15 yrs) (boys and girls), Junior (12 – 15 yrs) (boys and girls). From level 1 i.e. Intra School Competition, 18 students from each school (9 boys – 9 girls) are selected for the next phase (Inter State Championship). All the participants will be given e-certificate for participation and the 18 selected students will get medal and trophies along with the certificates. The winners of level 2 will compete with other finalists from 4 countries at the grand finale, students from different States and Countries fighting for glory to become ‘Champion of Champions’.last_img read more

Viking Cruises announces first three winners of golden tickets

first_imgSource = Viking Cruises Viking Cruises announces first three winners of golden tickets Brett Walker – Cruise Travel Centre HobartViking Cruises announces first three winners of golden ticketsThe first three winners of Viking Cruises’ golden ticket giveaway have been found as brochure deliveries start to land, with Cruise Travel Centre Hobart, Escape Travel Mackay and italktravel Fountain Gate each winning one of seven Rhine Getaway river cruises.The four remaining golden tickets can be found between Viking’s new 2018 river brochures, and will see the winning agency win an eight-day Rhine Getaway river cruise for two from Amsterdam to Basel (or vice versa) on a pre-selected date.As the final deliveries are made, agents are encouraged to check if they are one of the last lucky winners so they can claim their prize.For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit join the Viking Cruises community online CLICK HERE Viking River Cruisesbook your river cruise herelast_img read more

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