Continue Reading Previous Isabellenhütte: direct current meter for fast charging stationsNext Wind River to showcase edge cloud compute applications at Mobile World Congress HCC Embedded is setting a new bar for the industry with its Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC) approach to developing reusable software components that can be integrated with systems engineered to meet stringent requirements for safety, quality, and portability. HCC has created the processes and environment to build reusable SEooCs and today introduced its first Element: the HCC SafeTCPIP network stack for use in automotive systems. Future releases will map the standard ISO26262 V-model process to other safety-critical standards such as in aerospace, industrial, and medical device markets.Originating in ISO 26262-10, SEooC is defined as a method for using software or hardware components in a vehicle that were not originally designed for that specific project. A software SEooC is developed to a safety standard, in this case ISO 26262, which means that it is developed with all the processes of a full software safety lifecycle and within the design constraints of a safety system. The software components are developed “out of context” to provide a specific function with no awareness of how the component will be used in the target system. The “Element” indicates that this is a unit or module with a specific range of functionality; “safety” indicates that this module is specifically developed in the context of a set of safety requirements. HCC is the first embedded software module vendor to use the SEooC approach to build commercial software Elements, beginning with its SafeTCPIP product.Automotive software developers may require a TCP/IP stack to be integrated into a safety product to guarantee the quality of the networking or to allow it to be used in a safety environment for a supporting, non-safety-critical role such as diagnostics. The defacto network standard for connected cars and in-vehicle safety systems is TCP/IP, but commercially available products are rarely developed to meet safety standards, are only partially certified, or are tightly integrated to a single vendor’s development system and RTOS.HCC’s SafeTCPIP is a complete TCP/IPv4 network stack developed to the ISO 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) B standard. HCC’s SafeTCPIP Element fills a critical market need by giving automotive OEMs and suppliers an off-the-shelf solution that has been independently designed to satisfy TCP/IP networking requirements. The reusability of the TCP/IP stack contributes to long-term stability and reduces development costs.Critical to the success of this approach, HCC’s SafeTCPIP Element is developed to full ISO 26262 Section 6 processes for integration with automotive systems that require a high safety-integrity level and is supported by an independent software lifecycle for maintenance. The exact verified product that is integrated can be maintained and modified to safety standards independent of any other project that integrates SafeTCPIP. Because it is developed as a SEooC, the Element can be integrated with the company’s other safety development lifecycle.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software
Reuse this content Share on Twitter Share on Messenger “The panel concluded that on the evidence adduced, the charges established against Messrs Balakhnichev, Melnikov and Diack were established beyond reasonable doubt and the sanctions imposed should be upheld.”It said it would give a full reasoned decision at a later date.The bans followed the previous year’s World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report that found a state-sponsored culture of doping in Russia and prompted the country’s suspension from the sport.The sanctions related primarily to the case of the Russian former London marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova, who paid $600,000 to have positive dope tests covered up.Russia remains banned from athletics although its athletes can apply to compete as neutrals if they meet stringent criteria set by the IAAF. Nineteen Russian athletes competed as neutrals at this month’s world championships in London. Since you’re here… Read more Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Drugs in sport Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Russia doping scandal Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian news Sport’s highest tribunal has upheld life bans on two top Russian athletics officials and the son of the former world governing body president Lamine Diack for covering up an elite Russian athlete’s positive dope test and blackmailing her over it.Valentin Balakhnichev, the former head of the Russian athletics federation, and Alexei Melnikov, the country’s former head distance coach, were banned by the IAAF ethics commission in January last year.Papa Massata Diack, a former marketing consultant to the International Association of Athletics Federations, was also banned. All three denied any wrongdoing and subsequently appealed to the court of arbitration for sport.“The IAAF ethics commission decision is confirmed and Valentin Balakhnichev, Alexei Melnikov and Papa Massata Diack remain banned for life from any involvement in the sport of athletics,” said Cas in announcing its verdict on Monday. Athletics
And it’s just around the corner. The 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup will be contested from Wednesday, 22 June to Sunday, 26 June 2011 at the University of Edinburgh playing fields, Peffermill, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Australia will be one of over 25 countries taking part in the event. Representing your country isn’t an honour that comes around every day and for the seven Australian teams plus the referees contingent that will travel to Edinburgh, they are about to embark on one of the highlights of their sporting careers. Behind every good team is the mastermind – the coach that spends hours upon hours strategising and working on their team’s game plan. Three of the best in the business will line up as the coaches of the Australian Open teams in Scotland. The Australian Women’s Open team will be coached by Kerry Norman, Bernie Morrison will coach the Mixed Open team, while Tony Trad will coach the Australian Men’s Open team. World Cups have been a regular occurrence for Australian Women’s Open coach, Kerry Norman. She has attended every World Cup apart from one, in 1991 – the year she had her son, Peter. Norman played in the first ever World Cup in the Australian Women’s Open side in 1988 before playing in the Women’s 30’s division at the 1995 and 1997 (Masters) World Cups. She became the assistant coach of the Women’s Open division for the 1999 World Cup, while she also played in the Women’s 30’s division. She was again the assistant coach for the 2003 World Cup before taking over the reigns as Women’s Open coach in 2007. History is a big motivator for Norman and instilling this knowledge into her Women’s Open team is paramount. Learning where the team has come from and how it got there is something Norman makes sure her team knows about before running out in the Australian colours. “We have this saying that ‘you’re standing on the shoulders of the ones that have been before you,’ and so there’s a big tradition there as well so you’ve just got to build on what’s gone before you. We’ve had players come and speak to us about what it means to them to represent Australia. You look around and you’ve had the opportunity to play against players that you’ve always admired and respected and now you just become a part of this great big Australian family and it’s such an honour. And you don’t want to let down the people that have gone before you either,” Norman said. Norman says that seeing the tradition continue and seeing the pride and respect her team has for the players that have come before them is an honour. She couldn’t be more proud of the amount of pride her team has for representing their country. “It means the world to them, the sacrifices that you see them make, the things that they’ve gone without because it costs money for Touch. Some of them don’t even own their own car because they are spending their money on Touch, some could have had their own house by now, they could be going out with their friends but they are off training, so many sacrifices,” she said. The foundation the Australian Women’s Open team has created is one of the great stories in the sport. In 22 years, and across six World Cups, they have never lost a game in the event. This is something Norman and her team are hoping to continue, but it’s not a statistic they think about too often.“I try not to think about it. But there’s got to be a first somewhere along the line, let’s just hope it’s not this time!” Norman said. For Australia Mixed Open coach, Bernie Morrison, the 2011 World Cup will be a new experience. It’s his first World Cup as the coach of the division and he is looking forward to the challenge. New Zealand defeated Australia in the Mixed Open division at the 2007 World Cup and while Morrison has guided Australia to two Trans Tasman wins since then, he knows that winning the 2011 event won’t be an easy task. “We’re feeling pretty good. We are on track but we’ve got lots and lots of work to do so we’ll be working hard to make sure we are ready for a long tournament at the World Cup with lots of fast improving teams,” Morrison said. “At some point, probably in the round games, we’ll get to play New Zealand who are the World Cup champions and we’ll have to adjust to a new New Zealand team as I’m sure they are working hard on getting their team together for the World Cup so we’ll have to be ready for that.”The opportunity to coach the Mixed side at the World Cup is an exciting prospect for Morrison, one that he says is ‘a wonderful honour to be able to lead a wonderful group of people’.“It’s probably the best fun job in the coaching world to coach Mixed at an international level because all of the players are so good at what they do and also value the opportunity to socialise both on and off the field not only with each other but also against the teams we play against. I think that’s one of the highlights of Mixed at any international tournament.”“It’s a great honour, it’s an honour to be coach of the national team and we’ll do our best to serve our country proud.”Morrison says that while his team loves wearing the green and gold jersey, they understand that they have a responsibility to leave a legacy of strong performance behind. “They are minding that jersey for the next generation so they’re mindful that they are setting the standards for that jersey to continue. When they hand that jersey on the new person that comes into the jersey has a lot to live up to, they are really the standards that each player and the entire group sets for ourselves. It’s no different to any Australian national team, we’re all the same. But everyone sees the jersey as a wonderful opportunity,” Morrison said. The 2011 World Cup marks the fourth World Cup appearance for Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad. After coaching the Lebanon Men’s Open side and being the assistant coach for the Australian Senior Mixed team at the 1999 World Cup, coaching the Australian Mixed Open side to their win in 2003 in Japan and guiding the Australian Men’s Open team to their 2007 World Cup win, Trad is looking forward to yet another appearance in the green and gold in Scotland. While four years seems like a long time between each World Cup, Trad says the time between 2007 and now has gone very quickly. “I think part of that has been because we now have a full time international calendar with the Trans Tasman every year so you’re not just focussed on the World Cup, you are focussed on a particular Trans Tasman coming up and then as soon as you’ve got that done, it’s another Trans Tasman but all the while you’re still looking at the World Cup. It feels like just last year that we were in South Africa, I can’t believe it’s been four years,” Trad said. A veteran in the Australian coaching ranks, Trad says that representing Australia at the World Cup is one of the proudest moments of his life and this is something he is trying to instil into his squad in the lead up to Scotland. “I never get sick of listening to the national anthem. A lot of people get excited at international tournaments in Touch because they get to watch the Haka and while that’s fantastic and it’s a great part of our tradition I get excited because I get to stand there and sing the national anthem before the battle. To me, it’s everything, it’s one of the proudest moments you’ll ever have to represent your country,” he said. “I think one of the things that I really instil in my players when they are representing Australia is the sense of pride and what it means to be an Australian. I think that’s the same feeling and the same questions that you ask a lot of Australian athletes, not just in Touch. I always talk about what’s the difference between an Australian Touch player and some of the highlighted and well known athletes like Ricky Ponting or Stephanie Rice or Ian Thorpe or these other great athletes that represent their country. The truth is that the commitment and the passion and the desire to represent your country in your chosen sport is the same, the only real difference is that they get paid and get a lot of things paid for, and while it’s great, what does it say about the commitment and the desire of the Australian Touch player who has to play and pay? That’s a big wrap for our athletes that we actually have to pay but we still get there and have that desire and commitment, it’s harder for us than others. I really want to instil that that’s pretty much the guts and the sacrifice it takes to represent this great country.”Trad says that while his team takes a lot of pride in their jersey, he teaches them that it’s about more than just the colour of the shirt that they are wearing. “They cherish it very much because they know how hard it is and how hard they’ve worked and for every player that is there, there is probably 100 that want to be there. A lot of people talk about the shirt and ‘the people that wore number 10, the people that wore number seven and the people that wore number four’ Australian shirt, and they put too much emphasis on the shirt. I think what’s more important is the man that makes the shirt, not the shirt that makes the man. It’s those players, whether they are current or former, that have done a great honour to our country that makes the shirts important, not the other way around,” Trad said. Heading into his fourth World Cup doesn’t make the job any easier for Trad but he has learnt plenty of things along the way that have helped make him such a great coach. “You get a bit more experienced and you learn not to panic as much and to focus on the right things more often but the one thing about being in so many World Cups is I’ve noticed over the years is that greater expectations of you and your team and performance, people expect more, people want more, the game has changed and of course, if you continue to be successful, the pressure gets greater. Eventually you may not be as successful as people think and of course, we keep bringing young kids into this game who are younger and younger so your work is harder because you have to put an old head on a young shoulders. It doesn’t get any easier, there’s just different challenges, that’s all,” he said.
Twitter/@McMurphyESPNA number of names have emerged as possible candidates to take over the Miami Hurricanes, including alumni like Mario Cristobal and Rob Chudzinski, and former ‘Canes coach Butch Davis. While the prevailing thought is that Miami may struggle to draw a huge name, ESPN college football insider Brett McMurphy has heard that one prominent coach with South Florida ties may be interested: Texas head coach Charlie Strong.@McMurphyESPN on charlie strong pic.twitter.com/E69TeTfyXg— Chris Bennett (@chrisgb00) October 26, 2015Strong is only in year two at Texas, and seems to be picking up some steam after a very rocky start to 2015, so this would seem to be a hard sell. However, he knows the landscape well, spending a number of years as an assistant coach at Florida. Strong would probably be the splash hire that Miami fans may want, but it is hard to see him leaving Austin right now.
zoom Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and NEC Corporation will collaborate in the development of an “Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships” applying NEC’s big data analysis technologies to achieve energy savings during ship navigation.Plans call for MHI to begin marketing the system by the end of the 2014 fiscal year ending March 2015.The Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships is to be jointly developed integrating MHI and NEC’s respective technologies and know-how. MHI is a major developer and builder of large ships of all kinds responding to a wide range of user needs. The company’s vessels enjoy a solid reputation in the global market for their outstanding navigation performance and economic merits, and today MHI ships are making solid contributions to enhancing the efficiency of maritime goods distribution around the world. NEC is a world leader in big data analysis technologies. Today the company is promoting expansion of business making optimal use of its technologies in this area.The new system will project future energy demand based on previously collected data relating to ships’ energy consumption, weather patterns, ambient air temperature, time of day, etc. Its forecasting technology will use NEC’s “heterogeneous mixture learning technologies”, which automatically detect massive patterns hidden in big data. Use of the system will enable control of the operating ratios of a ship’s engine and power generators, as well as the number of units to be in operation, based on highly precise energy demand forecasts. The end result will be the achievement of energy savings during ship navigation, contributing to lower operating costs and reductions in environmental burdens.MHI plans to propose the Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships, along with its independently developed “Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System” (MALS) and other advanced environmental technologies, for application in new ship constructions and in existing vessels undergoing upgrading, aiming for orders expansion in both areas.MHI, November 11, 2013
zoom Switzerland’s container shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has added a new service at Ecuador-based Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG), operated by Chilean port operator SAAM.The MSC Feeder Guayaquil/Balboa is mostly intended for refrigerated export of bananas. The new service will involve some 50 thousand additional boxes, according to TPG.“With this new service, we expand our offer of products, benefiting our clients and Guayaquil’s commercial exchange. We are making great efforts to diversify our cargoes and the services we provide, in order to continue to position ourselves as an efficient alternative for Ecuador’s export of products,” Enrique Brito, TPG General Manager stated.Located at the foot of Estero Santa Ana, in Isla Trinitaria, in Ecuador, TPG is a privately owned port, which SAAM started operating in July 2006, with a concession for 40 years. In 2015, the terminal handled 2.27 million tons of containerized cargo.SAAM is the second biggest port operator in South America, with 11 ports in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
Los Angeles: Actor Theo Campbell, who became blind in one eye after a popped champagne cork split the eye in half, says he can still see the light.On “This Morning”, the “Love Island” star opened up about on the eye’s damage and how is dealing with it, reports metro.co.uk.He said: “The split didn’t go through the pupil, it went from the white part to the iris and through again,” he said, revealing he had seven stitches but that he was lucky the surgeon could save the eyeball at all. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”It’s like looking through a stain-glassed window, it’s a blur. You need two eyes to know where things are, distance is hard.”The incident occurred when Theo took off his sunglasses at the champagne party.He took the glasses off to wipe his eyes, and at that moment someone else popped a bottle and it hit him directly in the eye.”It was a bad pain, it was eerie and you just know, it’s common sense, that it wasn’t a good thing. At first, I thought ‘no no this can’t have happened’, and I hoped it hadn’t happened, but there was blood on my hand and security took me to medical tent… she didn’t speak much English and she was like ‘oh my god get him to the hospital’.”It was very painful, you get hit by anything and the pain eases up but it was constant for two days,” Theo added.
MONTREAL – Quebec liquor board employees say they will hold a second one-day strike on Wednesday — a day before the provincial election campaign kicks off.It’s the second of six strike days the workers’ union has planned to pressure the board amid tough contract negotiations.Union president Katia Lelievre says Wednesday’s walkout is designed to pressure the province to force the Crown corporation to settle with its employees, who have been without a contract since March 2017.Earlier this year, the workers voted 91 per cent in favour of the one-day strikes.The main sticking points in the negotiations are the issues of weekend work hours and conditions for part-time employees.Employees at more than 400 Quebec Liquor Corp. outlets across the province held their first one-day strike on July 17.
In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body extended for another year the Panel of Experts looking into issues of diamonds, timber, sanctions, arms and security in Liberia as it recovers from 14 years of devastating civil war, and called on the Government to continue to make all necessary efforts to enforce the assets freeze.The Council renewed an embargo on arms supplies, except in certain cases for the Liberian police, security and armed forces, as well as a travel ban by all States on Mr. Taylor’s associates and family members, except for humanitarian situations.“Despite significant progress having been made in Liberia, the situation there continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,” the resolution said of the West African nation, where the UN helped restore peace and stability, culminating in the democratic election of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf three years ago.It stressed the continuing importance of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in improving security and helping the Government establish its authority throughout the country, particularly in border areas and the diamond, timber, and other natural resource-producing regions, where smuggled minerals fuelled the years of conflict.The Council called on the Panel to identify and make recommendations on areas where the capacity of States in the region can be strengthened to facilitate implementation of the measures imposed. 19 December 2008The Security Council today voiced concern at the lack of progress in freezing the financial assets available to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, now on trial at the United Nations-backed court for Sierra Leone for war crimes and crimes against humanity, as well as to his family and associates.
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Marie Guéhenno drew the Council’s attention to the 10 May meeting in Abuja of delegations from the Sierra Leone Government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which he called a “first step” towards building confidence between the parties. “If properly implemented by both sides in good faith, it has the potential to create the confidence needed to make further progress,” he said. As part of the Abuja agreement, the RUF will meet tomorrow with the Government and the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to discuss a firm timetable for disarmament, Mr. Guéhenno said, noting the Mission’s forward deployment to Lunsar, Makeni and Magburaka last month and recent clashes between the RUF and the Civilian Defence Force (CDF). Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Carolyn McAskie then informed the Council of her recent visit to West Africa, where she travelled to assess the humanitarian situation in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According to Ms. McAskie, Guinea is facing “a humanitarian crisis of its own,” with 200,000-300,000 internally displaced persons. “The deterioration of the situation in Liberia may well add to this number,” she warned. On Sierra Leone, the Relief Coordinator said the return of refugees and the resettlement of displaced people were the main priorities. She also said that in meetings with interim RUF leader Issa Sesay she had requested to release the child soldiers, particularly girls, that the rebel group had abducted. In a third briefing, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahima Fall presented the report of the Inter-Agency Mission to West Africa from 7 to 27 March, which warned that the impact of the conflicts in West Africa on the Mano River Union States and Côte d’Ivoire required immediate action, and called for the UN to cooperate with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop a joint plan of action for dealing with the matter. Another priority was to provide both Guinea-Bissau and Côte d’Ivoire with urgent financial assistance in order to prevent a recurrence of internal strife in those countries.In the exchange of views that followed the Secretariat briefing, Council members agreed on the need for an integrated, regional approach to problems, and on many of the recommendations of the inter-agency report, including the establishment of a United Nations office in West Africa and measures to strengthen the ECOWAS role in the region, which had been extremely beneficial to date.
An agency team was now in the region, preparing the ground for reintegration and future repatriation, a UN spokesman reported in New York.Despite the fact that the agency had not reported large numbers of returns to Angola so far, it predicted that as part of the reintegration plan, up to 80,000 people will go back spontaneously this year, mostly in time for the September-October planting season, the spokesman said.The Angolans, driven from their country over recent decades by conflict and other threats, are currently living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Namibia, among other countries of the region, according to UNHCR.
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Dear Editor,Since discontinuing the garbage collection services of its two main disposal agents in Georgetown, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has obtained the services of a number of small contractors.While the M&CC’s move to alternative garbage collection is timely and commendable, there are particular issues that the Council needs to urgently address with those new contractors. These relate to the timing and consistency of their collection and the consequent inconvenience it poses to taxpayers and disruptions to the free flow of vehicular traffic.These new collectors seem to turn up for garbage collection at any time and on any day. There are three noted instances over the past week in different areas within the city. Details are withheld from this letter, but can be provided to the Council upon request, since the purpose of this missive is to advocate and not to prematurely affect the image of those concerned publicly.In one area, where garbage is traditionally collected early on Wednesday mornings, the new collectors did not do so until the following day at about 16:00h (4 pm) when vehicular traffic had peaked. In another instant, garbage collection usually done early Saturday morning was done midmorning on Sunday, again causing some inconvenience to road users and an unholy stench to worshippers at church.The M&CC is urged to collectively review the level of performance with its new garbage collectors, since all of their disposal vehicles do not display contact information for feedback. It is recommended that garbage collection be done either prior to 07:00h (7 am) daily; in the evenings; or at other suitable off-peak periods during the day.Sincerely,Orette Cutting Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGarbage collection resumes in Georgetown- MayorJuly 12, 2017In “Business”Cevons, Puran Brothers to resume collection after meeting with Central Govt, M&CCDecember 8, 2018In “Business”City Hall garbage ‘crisis’: Alternative measures proving effective – MayorJuly 11, 2017In “Business”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice hunting for a Corentyne man who raped a 3-year-oldFebruary 13, 2018In “Crime”Corentyne man being investigated for alleged rape of step-daughtersApril 4, 2017In “Crime”Investigation launched into rape of 9-y-o girlJune 9, 2018In “Crime” This publication was reliably informed that the 24-year-old Corentyne man who was wanted in connection with the reported rape of a 3-year-old female child on Friday last has been apprehended and is assisting with investigations.INews had reported that on the day in question, the child was left in the care of the suspect’s mother, as the child’s mother would have to go to her farm in the backlands.On Friday last the suspect’s mother had left the child unattended and it was then that her son allegedly committed the act.When the mother of the child collected her daughter after returning from the backlands, the girl complained that the suspect interfered with her private parts.As such, the mother contacted the police and the three-year-old was medically examined, where it was confirmed that she was sexually assaulted.Investigations are ongoing.
Every Morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #FINAL COUNTDOWN: It’s day number three of the count in Election 2014. Find out here what your new council looks like and keep up to date as the final results of the local and European Parliament elections come through on our liveblog.2. #FALLOUT: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore are due to meet later today to discuss the results from the local and European elections.3. #EUROPE: In the rest of Europe, anti-establishment parties have made gains in many countries with the National Front topping the polls in European elections.4. #UKRAINE: In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko is to be elected president of Ukraine.5. #MURDER: The case taken by Lorcan Roche Kelly, the husband of Sylvia Roche Kelly, who is suing the Garda Commmissioner for damages over the killing of his wife in December 2007, will be heard in the High Court today.6. #MEDICAL CARDS: Over 50,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to automatically give children with a serious illness or congenital condition a full medical card.7. #HIT AND RUN: The siblings of a hit-and-run victim have made a direct appeal to the driver who struck their brother in the early hours of 11 May.8. #CANCER: A study published in The Lancet Oncology said there is currently a “high demand” for cancer treatment among refugees who have been caught up in wars in Iraq and Syria.9. #CARJACKING: The gardaí are investigating the fifth carjacking incident in Dublin in a month.
Clark County — Fifty-five volunteers showed up Saturday at Luke Jensen Sports Park in Hazel Dell and cleaned up a record 25 pounds of cigarette butts, organizers said.The cleanup was part of the national “Make a Difference Day,” and put on by the city of Vancouver, Clark County Public Works and Clark County Public Health.Saturday morning, the volunteers met in Hazel Dell and then went in groups to 10 parks throughout Vancouver and Clark County. In addition to the 25 pounds of butts, volunteers also collected 12 bags of litter, said Karen Llewellyn, volunteer coordinator with Clark County Public Works. Member of the Sherwood Neighborhood Association also picked up 20 bags of garbage.Organizers were fearful that the rain would deter volunteers from coming out. But Saturday’s event surpassed last year’s effort in terms of volunteers and pounds of cigarettes collected.Last year, the first year the county has organized a cigarette-butt cleanup, 50 volunteers picked up 15 pounds of butts, Llewellyn said.“Despite the weather, I was really impressed with our turnout,” she said.
The State Senate has joined the House in passing a resolution calling on the federal government to respect Alaska’s legalization of marijuana.Listen nowThe resolution sponsored by Fairbanks Representative David Guttenberg, also asks the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a schedule one drug, a move Senator Berta Gardner told fellow Senators would fix several issues in Alaska.”It solves the banking problem, solves the federal enforcement issues and all of the concerns of people that are involved either in the industry or recreational use of marijuana in our state,” Gardner said.The resolution passed both the House and Senate with unanimous support.
Samantha Akkineni with her friend Ramya SubramanianTwitterActress Samantha Akkineni has once again climbed 3,500 steps to offer prayers to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala temple, but this time, she has done it for the success of her upcoming movie Oh Baby.Oh Baby is a fantasy comedy film based on South Korean film Miss Granny. The movie is scheduled for worldwide release on July 5. It is a female-centric film and Samantha Akkineni has a challenging and never-played-before role. She is leaving no stone unturned to make it a big hit of her career. She is now busy with its promotional activities.Taking a break in its publicity, Samantha Akkineni visited the Lord Balaji Temple in Tirupati on Tuesday. She climbed 3,500 steps to reach the Tirumala temple and was accompanied by her friend Ramya Subramanian. She offered prayers for the success of Oh Baby. This is the second time she has visited the temple in less than three months.Samantha’s friend Ramya Subramanian tweeted a photo and wrote, “Tons of walking, little talking and the most fulfilling Darshan ❤️. A perfect beginning to the week . A big hi from Tirumala to you all from me & the Baby of the week @Samanthaprabhu2 . Wishing Sam ,@nandureddy4u and team #OhBaby a big big success .God speed.”Ramya Subramanian added later, “#Happyfaces after walking uphill in 2 hrs and finishing a wonderful Tirumala darshan with my fit and fab @samantharuthprabhuoffl ❤️! To new beginnings and the super hit success of #OhBaby.”It is a trend in the Telugu film industry to offer prayers to Balaji before the release of movies. While Naga Chaitanya travelled by car, Samantha Akkineni did it before the release of Majili and it was a huge success. Now, she is walking for Oh Baby, which is also expected to be a big hit at the box office.#OhBaby @Samanthaprabhu2 paid a visit to #Tirumala along with her good friend @ramyavj @SureshProdns @mahendra7997 #OhBabyOnJuly5 #Samantha pic.twitter.com/DogGYQwARZ— cinemarascals (@cinemarascals) July 2, 2019
Anwar Hossain. Photo: CollectedPolice recovered the body of internationally renowned photographer and cinematographer Anwar Hossain from a residential hotel in the city’s Panthapath area on Saturday morning.Anwar Hossain, a Bangladeshi-born French citizen, came to Dhaka for taking part in a photography competition as a judge.Being informed by the authorities of Olio Dream Heaven Hotel that Anwar was not responding from inside his room, police rushed there, said GG Biswas, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Banglanagar police station.Later, police recovered the body of Anwar lying on the bed after breaking the door of room No. 809 around 11:00am.Initially no injury mark was found in his body, said the OC adding that the body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said.Hotel staff said Anwar boarded the hotel on 28 November.Anwar, who won national awards several times for photography in films, was born on 6 October in 1948, at Nawab Deuri in the old part of the city.
.Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Saturday renewed his call for guarding the polling stations so that the parliamentary elections on 30 December are held in a free and fair manner, reports UNB.”As the owner of the state, people must guard the polling stations so that the elections are held in a credible manner,” he told a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in the afternoon.”Both the media and people are saying that there might be hindrance in various ways to voting. We all will remain alert to protect the election process thwarting the obstruction, no matter who does it — the government or anyone else,” the Oikya Front leader added.He urged the people to go to polling stations in the morning on the election day and make sure all of their neighbours can cast their votes without any hindrance.Kamal Hossain said they want people to actively take part in governing the country. “The responsibility doesn’t end if only after the vote is cast. It’s a big responsibility to elect honest and competent persons after scrutiny while giving votes.”The Oikya Front chief went on to say, “Because, if the country’s owners don’t elect their representatives properly, the entire nation will be deprived of good governance, constitutional rule and basic rights. Everyone will have to come forward considering it as a responsibility.”Mentioning that the country’s people want a change, he said, “I, therefore, appeal to all of our people to unite as we’d obtained independence in 1971, and unite with the same determination to preserve and strengthen this independence as we move forward towards completing the 50th year of our independence in 2021.”Kamal said he believes that free and fair election is an essential aspect of the independence and sovereignty of a country.”If the right to vote cannot be exercised by the country’s people through free and fair election the very independence of the country is at stake.”He said all the Oikya Front partners are conscious of the vital importance of nominating the best and worthiest candidates as people will establish their ownership of the country through the election.Kamal also said a single list of candidates of the Jatiya Oikya Front will emerge after the scrutiny of the nomination papers. “My prayers will be with all of our candidates for their success and the victory of our people.”I’ll appeal to all of our people to ensure that the election is free and fair, and will urge the election commission to discharge its function impartially and independently with fairness as it is required by the constitution and make sure that those who are engaged in conducting the election — presiding officers, polling officers and others — should carry out their duties with complete integrity, without any partisanship or loyalty to any party candidate, and appoint polling agents who are persons of integrity and courage and who may not be bought or prevented from performing their duty.”