Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza-Peng Shuai advance, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashes out in second round

first_imgIndian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai advanced to the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open following a straight-set victory in the women’s doubles clash.The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese duo romped home with a comfortable 7-5, 6-4 win over Germany’s Julia Goerges and Ukraine’s Olga Savchuk in a last-16 clash that lasted one and a half hour on Wednesday.Sania and Shuai will now face Romanian combo of Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru for a place in the last four, later on Thursday.Meanwhile, India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan crashed out of the tournament after going down to American wild card Jared Donaldson in the second round men’s singles tie.Ramkumar lost 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to the No. 60-ranked Donaldson on Wednesday. It was Ramkumar’s second consecutive defeat against the American, having lost to him in the second round of the French Open qualifier in 2015.Among others, Rohan Bopanna will be seen in action in his second round match with partner Ivan Dodig in the men’s doubles later on Thursday.Bopanna and Dodig face the team of Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal and Italian Fabio Fognini, who both are top-25 singles players.Earlier, Leander Paes had suffered a first round exit with partner Alexander Zverev, losing a tight match to Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez.last_img read more

ESC Global Security to Protect Panama-Flagged Ships

first_imgzoom The Panama Maritime Authority has accredited ESC Global Security personnel to offer protection aboard Panamanian-registered vessels, in what is thought to mark the first Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) licence issued under the new Panama Administration.During December 2014, a new set of rules including a new licence fee for PMSCs was introduced whereby failure to comply would result in the revocation or suspension of a security company’s operating licence. The new rules also include more stringent requirements for the registration of armed guards and the way in which private maritime security companies are audited.The new Panamanian rules are in place to ensure security companies are in compliance with or go beyond the requirements outlined by the IMO in Resolution MSC.349 (92), which entered into force in January 2015.”Ships operating offshore Somalia, West Africa and the Indonesian archipelago continue to be attacked by pirates and armed criminals, which can result not only in the loss of assets but also in the loss of life,”Jaanus Rahumägi, ESC’s founding CEO and President, said.”We cannot expect our merchant seamen to be soldiers or to understand the complex Rules of Engagement in different waters; it’s not their job.”last_img read more

Another gang rape in Unnao victim attempts immolation

first_imgUnnao: Following the high-profile Unnao rape case involving expelled BJP lawmaker Kuldip Sengar, another rape victim from Unnao and her mother attempted to immolate themselves in the office of the District Magistrate here on Thursday in protest against alleged police apathy. Though the victim and her mother were prevented from setting themselves on fire by alert security personnel, the incident has again raised questions on the working of the Unnao police. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ According to reports, the victim was kidnapped from her house in Makhi village on July 1 and raped by three men. She lodged a complaint with the police and a case was registered against the accused but no arrests were made. The victim claimed that the accused were now threatening her with dire consequences. Circle Officer Gaurav Tripathi, meanwhile, said that one of the accused had already been arrested and sent to jail while the two others are still absconding. He assured that they would be arrested soon. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Makhi village hit the headlines in the Unnao rape case in which expelled BJP MLA Sengar is an accused. Sengar hails from Makhi village and the rape victim also belongs to the same village. Sengar is presently in Tihar jail in Delhi while the victim in the case is battling for her life in AIIMS after a car crash in Rae Bareli on July 28 in which she and her lawyer were critically injured. Two women relatives of the victim died in the accident which is now being investigated by the CBI.last_img read more

At least 11 dead as boat carrying 61 capsizes in Godavari river

first_imgAmaravati: A boat carrying 61 people capsized in Godavari river in Devipatnnam in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. While the rescue operation is currently underway, four dead bodies have been recovered from the river. Authorities said at least 23 people have been rescued while the search for others is on. The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) said 11 people have lost their lives in the incident. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsTwo NDRF teams of 30 members each have been sent for rescue operations. Local police is also involved in the search and rescue operation. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed all available ministers in the district to supervise rescue works at the site of the incident. He also directed officials to suspend all boating services in the region immediately. The Chief Minister also announced Rs 10 lakh each ex-gratia for the families of the victims. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAccording to initial reports, there were 61 people on the tourist boat when it met with an accident. Speaking to media, a survivor said a boat which was near the ill-fated boat rescued him and many others. “The boat tilted on one side all of a sudden. Many slipped and many of us jumped as it turned complete upside down. All of us were in the water. Another boat which was nearby rescued us,” he said.”I feel there were 60-65 people altogether on the boat. We are a group of 14 from Warangal district in Telangana. Five of us are safe but the fate of nine others not known,” he added. (Inputs from DNAIndia.com)last_img read more

Understanding the new cannabis legislation as it pertains to youth

first_imgThe RCMP say there are two pieces of legislation at play, the B.C. Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as well as the Federal Cannabis Act.“Both have been put in place to protect children and youth and to promote health and safety for all who chose to possess and consume cannabis.  To enforce the protection of youth and their physical and mental wellbeing, police and courts across Canada have been provided new powers to issues fines and jail terms that previously did not exist.”Police are reminding youth that they have the power to issue tickets for underaged pot uses, a power that did not previously exist.“Previously, if a youth was found with a very small amount of cannabis, regardless of age, one way for police to deal with it was what was called a No Case Seizure.  In this instance, police would seize the cannabis and have it destroyed locally; done.  But now under the new cannabis legislation, police have the power to issues tickets that previously did not exist.”The best suggestions the RCMP can give you is that you do your research on what is actually legal and what is not and the penalties associated with them.For more information on marijuana use, you can visit Health Canada’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is reminding parents and youth about the rules regarding legal marijuana use.With legalization in October, the RCMP say this is not open to everyone, particularly to youth under the legal requirement age of 19 in B.C.“Many of teens are excited about the legalization of cannabis but what they may not know or understand is that nothing has changed for those who are 18 and under… cannabis is still illegal.  And just because it is legal doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact those who are using it, especially developing teens.”last_img read more

34 children died in Indian relief camps since September

first_imgNEW DELHI – At least 34 children aged below 12 died in relief camps in India’s Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts between September 7 and December 20, according to a report by a government appointed committee formed on December 13 to verify reports of deaths among children in camps.“Children have died of pneumonia, not of cold,” the principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh state, Anil Gupta, said on Friday while commenting on relief camp deaths.Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs, usually caused by bacterial or viral infection, which primarily affects the microscopic air sacs.Noting the commitee’s conclusion that the majority of child deaths had occurred outside relief camps, Gupta said, “about ten to twelve children below the age of fifteen died in the relief camps and four kids succumbed to pneumonia.” Gupta denied that there had been medical negligence on the part of doctors at relief camps as serious cases were referred to Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) and district hospitals.Initially the state government had denied outright any deaths at Muzaffarnagar camps, even submitting an affidavit before the Supreme Court with similar claims.The Hindu-Muslim clashes in northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh which broke out on September 7 claimed 65 lives. It left 85 others wounded and rendered 51,000 people, mostly Muslims, homeless.Nearly 5,000 people are still holed up at five relief camps in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, with almost 2,000 in Loi relief camp alone. Around 2,000 others are in Malakpur.last_img read more

Moroccos Boxing Superstar Mohamed Rabii Wins 9th Pro Fight

Rabat – Moroccan boxing star Mohamed Rabii added another win to his repertoire through his impressive skills.The undefeated boxer won his ninth professional fight against Polish boxer Rafal Jackiewicz on Saturday in Germany’s Magdeburg, maintaining his momentum in the boxing sport.Rabii’s fans call him Morocco’s Mohammed Ali, while international commentators are dubbing him the “rising star.” The star also clinched a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.According to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Rabii is one of the biggest worldwide boxing success stories of 2015.“Rabii was the number one ranked Welterweight in Season V of the World Series of Boxing after seven consecutive victories.”Now the boxing star can add two more victories to his professional resume.“The orthodox Moroccan star has continued to impress by winning gold at the AFBC African Confederation Boxing Championships,” added AIBA.Rabii, who made his professional debut at super welterweight division on March 2017, won his eighth professional battle in October 2018 against Kazakhstani contender Alexandr Zhuravkiy. read more

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea report progress in UNled efforts to end border

22 July 2008Gabon and Equatorial Guinea said today that they have made substantial progress towards referring their border dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial organ of the United Nations. In a joint statement issued after two days of meetings at the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), representatives of the neighbouring African countries said they had worked on key documents for a planned joint submission to the ICJ, which would then adjudicate on the boundary.The maritime dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, which emerged in 2003, centres on an island which has oil resources. The two States have agreed to exploit the area jointly until the dispute is resolved.Gabon and Equatorial Guinea said in today’s statement that they will meet again in New York in September to finalize the documents being submitted to the ICJ.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who opened a high-level meeting between the two countries last month as part of UN efforts to end the dispute, also said he would soon appoint a Special Adviser and Mediator to assist the process. read more

Body of missing man Ken Fagan has been found

first_imgUpdated 10.10 pm on 12 August GARDAÍ IN DUNDALK have located the body of 23-year-old Ken Fagan who’d been missing since last Wednesday.A number have appeals had been issued in an attempt to find him and CCTV footage had been released.Gardaí say they would like to thank the public for their assistance in the search.Read: Gardaí renew appeal for missing 81-year-old Dublin man Thomas Kennedy >Read: PSNI search for missing German tourist >last_img

Kevin Nash to make up canceled appearance for MCW on 27

first_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlundcenter_img Gene Okerlund Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Kevin Nash, who had to cancel a recent appearance for Maryland Championship Wrestling back in December due to family issues in lieu of his arrest that month for an incident involving his son, will be making up his previously scheduled appearance for the company on 2/7 in Joppa, Maryland. Also appearing on that show will be WWE Hall of Famers Amy “Lita” Dumas and Road Warrior Animal.For more on MCW, go to www.marylandwrestling.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Elias announces concert this Saturday has been canceled, Titus O’Neil charitable act for WWE fanlast_img read more

Spalletti Inter Milan will be without Nainggolan for a while

first_imgInter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti expects a lengthy lay-off for Radja Nainggolan after he limped off in Sunday’s 1-0 derby win over AC MilanThe Belgian midfielder was forced off with a reported ankle problem after just 30 minutes of action at the San Siro following a challenge by Milan counterpart Lucas Biglia.Now Spalletti, who replaced Nainggolan with Borja Valero in the game, fears a long absence for his summer signing.“Nainggolan has been chopped down,” Spalletti said to Sky Sport Italia.“We have to take him to the hospital and see. He won’t be with us for a while.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.A dramatic injury-time winner from captain Mauro Icardi settled the 222nd official Derby di Milano in Inter’s favour.Spalletti, who felt that they were the deserving victors, was also pleased with the way Inter countered Milan’s dangerous passing game.“It’s dangerous when you press high, as there is always the risk of conceding a counter, but we were perfect and forced Milan to continually lose the ball,” added Spalletti.“We ensured Milan were incapable of playing their quality passing game that Gennaro Gattuso had spoken about.”Inter will next face Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League at Camp Nou.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Human Resources Generalist at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time Animal Care Technician at RAPS Consulting Inc.Full-Time Client Services Representative at AllOne HealthFull-Time Quality Assurance at CutisPharmaFull-Time Account Executive 3 (Enterprise Direct Sales) at ComcastPart-Time Engineering Intern at UniFirstPart-Time Inbound Expert at TargetFull-Time Water Mitigation Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Movers & Drivers at Two Men And A Truck(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent Cut

first_imgHalibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for years, but the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to take has stayed the same. Now, federal regulators have agreed to consider stiffer limits on halibut bycatch.Download AudioThis weekend, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to study the impact of cutting the 10 million-pound bycatch limit by as much as 50 percent.“Unless we act — and act fairly decisively — as soon as possible, we may continue to face what could be an emergency in a subsequent year,” Council member Duncan Fields, who introduced the measure, said.(Photo by the National Marine Fisheries Service)Halibut fishermen narrowly avoided a major cut to their catch limit in the Bering Sea this winter.The International Pacific Halibut Commission, which sets those limits, decided not to go through with the reductions as long as their counterparts on the North Pacific council agreed to take a second look at bycatch restrictions.They’re written into federal policy. The council has the power to make changes and they have requested voluntary reductions across the fleet.But as Karen Pletnikoff pointed out in public testimony, the cap hasn’t officially changed in over a decade.“In that time, how many fish, jobs, and dollars would the Bering Strait, the Gulf of Alaska, Southeast and beyond have had and could have if that bycatch survived to recruitment?” she said.Pletnikoff is a manager for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. She pointed to shore plants in Atka and St. Paul that rely on deliveries of halibut to keep business going — and stand to benefit if there’s less bycatch and bigger harvests.But representatives from the trawl fleet warned that tighter limits could create an economic burden on their side, as well.The exact impacts aren’t clear yet. A draft study provided to the council showed that a 35-percent cut could cost one group of catcher-processors up to $368 million — mostly from fishing less to avoid halibut.On that front, Captain John Nelson said he’s not sure how much more he could do. His vessel, the Rebecca Irene, has already changed its fishing schedule and added excluder nets to let halibut out.“And we’ve been working with these tools a long time,” Nelson said. “The excluder really has been dialed in to be about as efficient as it can be, right up to this year. Beyond this point, I do not see, in my experience, a lot of gain. Any increments of gain — which we will continue to try to make — are going to be very small.”Nelson said he did see promise in new tools like deck sorting. Instead of going inside the vessel to be weighed and tallied, halibut bycatch is checked right on deck and thrown back if it’s viable.A few boats got permission to test that method under an experimental permit over the next year.Until then, the North Pacific council has pledged to work with the international halibut board — and figure out better tools for estimating stocks and bycatch between the two of them.The reductions will come back for review during the North Pacific council’s June meeting in Sitka. They’re scheduled to take final action at that time.last_img read more

Political operative accused of battery in Vegas

first_imgSen. Dan Sullivan’s former campaign manager Ben Sparks may be facing arrest following a bizarre report of domestic violence in Las Vegas.Listen nowThe political adviser’s ex-partner told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Sparks abused and assaulted her, culminating in an altercation at her house late last month. She showed the paper a contract she and Sparks signed commiting her to being his “slave in training.” She said his behavior escalated and became abusive in recent weeks.The Review-Journal does not name the woman. The article cites a police report that says Sparks called 911 but fled before police arrived and that officers found probable cause to arrest him for domestic battery.Sparks has worked for Republican political campaigns around the country. He had been working for a congressional campaign in Las Vegas but the Review-Journal reports he was fired after the March 29 incident.Sullivan’s Senate office, in a written statement, called the allegations against Sparks “shocking and extremely disturbing” and said Sparks’ employment ended at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign.Sparks also worked in Alaska in 2016, on a campaign called Alaska’s Future. It aimed to convince Alaska lawmakers to tap the Permanent Fund to help close the fiscal gap.last_img read more