The Bihar Police, stung by the Supreme Court’s comment a day earlier that “all is not well” in the State, intensified its hunt on Thursday to arrest former Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma. Ms. Verma had resigned from her post in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case after it emerged that her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma, had spoken to prime accused Brajesh Thakur 17 times between January and June this year. Illegal ammunitionLater, illegal ammunition was recovered from her ancestral house in Cheria-Bariarpur, Begusarai district.After the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure at being told that Ms. Verma was “in hiding”, a local court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her on Wednesday under the Arms Act.“A local court has issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister Manju Verma in connection with the Arms Act case in which she is a co-accused with her husband Chandrashekhar Verma. The investigating officer seeking a warrant of arrest against her moved the court which, accepting the plea, ordered the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against her. Police are looking at all her possible hideouts,” said Awakash Kumar, Begusarai Superintendent of Police. The special investigation team led by Majhaul sub-divisional police officer Suryadev Kumar has been carrying out raids at the possible hideouts of Ms. Verma to arrest her, he added.Sources close to Ms. Verma told The Hindu that she might surrender in the next couple of days. Her husband had recently surrendered in a Begusarai court. read more
The banned CPI (Maoist) claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack in Chattisgarh’s Dantewada in which a video journalist from public broadcaster Doordarshan News and two policemen were killed.The handwritten statement issued by Sainath, who identified himself as secretary of the Darbha Divisional Committee, said the media team was not their target and in future, they should desist from travelling with the police.Sainath is suspected to be behind several attacks in South Bastar, including the one in which Congress leaders were killed.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Through the course of the six-game championship series, the KaTropa drew huge contributions from their upstarts like Roger Pogoy, RR Garcia, and Troy Rosario — all of whom have carved their niche in coach Nash Racela’s system.Castro had high praise for Pogoy, who emerged as a vital piece for TNT this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd though losing in the Finals stings, Castro thinks these kinds of experiences could only help their young guns grow.“This conference, I’m happy with their performance. Like with Pogoy, I tell it to him to stay confident. Even though we lost, it’s a huge boost for him to play in the finals and it will only be huge for us for the next conference. I hope they bring the lessons they get from this when we make it again in the Finals,” he said. MOST READ Pogoy heard Castro’s message loud and clear, and if there’s one thing he could take away from this bitter memory, it’s that just like in any level of basketball competition, championships could only be achieved through teamwork.“We can’t win it if we think of ourselves individually. Just like what San Miguel did, we have to share the ball and work as a team,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View comments TNT KaTropa. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT lost the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals but Jayson Castro believes that his team learned a lot from its clash with a powerhouse squad like San Miguel.“We had a lot of young guys in this team. We only have five remaining from the old core that we had, so the finals was a great learning experience for us all,” Castro said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Injured Kyrgios pulls out of Wimbledon opener read more
zoom Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku laid the keel of New Mein Schiff 2, the sixth next-generation cruise ship being built for German cruise line TUI Cruises, on October 5.This milestone marks the beginning of the hull assembly for New Mein Schiff 2, scheduled to be delivered to its owner in early 2019. It will be a sister ship to New Mein Schiff 1, which will be handed over from Meyer Turku in the spring of 2018. Both ships are based on the design of their predecessor, Mein Schiff 6.With a total length of 315 meters, the latest vessel will be 20 meters longer than Mein Schiff 6. It will be capable of carrying 2,894 guests.“With new Mein Schiff 1 and 2 we will get two great new ships to lead our fleet in the coming years. We are very happy to see how these ships are taking form,” Wybcke Meier, TUI Cruises CEOs, said.The company’s New Mein Schiff 1 was recently floated out from Meyer Turku’s dry dock in Finland. Following the completion of its assembly from giant blocks and the float-out, the ship will undergo further interior outfitting before delivery. New Mein Schiff 1 will be officially named in Hamburg on May 11, 2018, and begin operating shortly afterwards, the company earlier said. read more
Posted: June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Court halts deportation of L.A. man arrested by border agents LOS ANGELES (KUSI) – Deportation proceedings against a Los Angeles construction worker who was pulled over and arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego County have been dismissed by an immigration court, it was announced Thursday.The court agreed with a motion filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California that the officers had no legitimate reason to pull over Jonathan Mondragon, who was driving home from his job, according to the ACLU.A CBP spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.According to the ACLU’s court papers, the officer who detained and arrested Mondragon “knew nothing about him, but the fact that he looked Latino.”When the Los Angeles resident was pulled over for questioning while driving on a highway in the north San Diego County area on his way home from work, he was not accused of any traffic violation. There was nothing wrong with the car and he had a clean criminal record. Moreover, the CBP officer had no warrant to justify the stop, the ACLU said.“Mr. Mondragon fought for his constitutional right not to be racially profiled — and he won,” ACLU SoCal staff attorney Eva Bitran said. “This case demonstrates that the government cannot deport someone on the basis of an unlawful arrest, and that immigrants and their lawyers can hold the government accountable when they try to.”The stop happened last August when Mondragon was returning from his construction job laying tile. A CBP patrol car pulled to the right of Mondragon, matching his speed before pulling him over. He was taken from his car, handcuffed and arrested, according to the ACLU.Mondragon was taken to a series of facilities and waited nearly six weeks for his initial court hearing, ACLU lawyers said.After the ACLU filed its motion, CBP officials said the highway where Mondragon was stopped is the scene of frequent immigration-related illegal activity. But the immigration court noted that Mondragon “was driving on a well-trafficked interstate highway north of San Diego on a weekday in the late afternoon,” and that there was no reason to determine he “was unlawfully present or otherwise engaged in unlawful activity.”The court’s June 18 decision, “that the CBP officer did not possess adequate reasonable suspicion” for the traffic stop, ordered that removal proceedings to deport Mondragon be immediately halted. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom read more
The 1.0-percent growth missed analyst projections by just 0.1 percent, Shaw notes. Earlier reports say the development will pick up through the next two years, with forecasts of 2.1- and 3.2-percent improvement in 2014 and 2015, respectively.See also: A Trade Show Industry Outlook for 2013 Attendance—a leading indicator—supports those estimates. Professional attendance increased 5.8 percent in Q4, the biggest jump in that category since 2007. Revenue (up 3.6 percent) and exhibitors (up 3.0 percent) also saw improvement, while net square footage declined less than 1 percent.By sector, machinery and finished business inputs shows enjoyed the strongest performance last year, up 6.9 percent by CEIR’s aggregate measure. Food (5.0 percent), sporting goods, travel and amusement (2.8) and business services (2.6) also had gains. Conversely, government events suffered a 6.1-percent loss at the hands of sequestration and budget reforms.”This was not surprising since the industry was negatively affected by government budget cuts impacting trade shows,” says Brian Casey, CEIR’s president and CEO. The trade show industry closed 2013 on an upswing after a year of sustained, but marginal, growth.The business grew 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter and 1.0 percent for the year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. CEIR measures overall industry performance using an aggregate formula that accounts for net square footage, exhibitors, attendance and revenue.The gains marked the 14th-consecutive quarter of growth for trade shows and the best three-month period since Q1 of 2012. “We are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry,” says CEIR’s economist Allen Shaw. “The exhibition industry has survived and emerged from the Great Recession and we are confident that the upswing will continue.” read more
US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) smiles as he speaks during a rally in La Crosse, Wisconsin on 10 October 2008. Reuters File PhotoUS Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of president Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said.He was 81.McCain, a US senator from Arizona for over three decades, had been battling glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, discovered by his doctors in July 2017, and had not been at the US Capitol in 2018. He also had surgery for an intestinal infection in April of this year.His family had announced on Friday that McCain was discontinuing further cancer treatment.A statement from his office said: “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on 25 August 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”No further details were immediately provided.“My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years,” Cindy McCain wrote on Twitter. “He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”Alternatively affable and cantankerous, McCain had been in the public eye since the 1960s, when as a naval aviator he was shot down during the Vietnam War and tortured by his North Vietnamese communist captors during 5-1/2 years as a prisoner.He was edged out by George W Bush for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, but became his party’s White House candidate eight years later. After gambling on political neophyte Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, McCain lost in 2008 to Democrat Barack Obama, who became the first black US president.McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was a frequent critic as well as a target of his fellow Republican, Trump, who was elected president in November 2016.McCain denounced Trump for among other things his praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin and other leaders the senator described as foreign “tyrants.”“Flattery secures his friendship, criticism his enmity,” McCain said of Trump in his memoir, “The Restless Wave,” which was released in May.McCain in July had castigated Trump for his summit with Putin, issuing a statement that called their joint news conference in Helsinki “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” He said Trump was “not only unable but unwilling to stand up to Putin.”Sources close to McCain have said Trump would not be invited to the funeral.Shortly after McCain’s death was announced, Trump tweeted: My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain.”McCain, a foreign policy hawk with a traditional Republican view of world affairs, was admired in both parties for championing civility and compromise during an era of acrid partisanship in US politics. But he also had a famous temper and rarely shied away from a fight. He had several with Trump.Thumbs-DownHe was the central figure in one of the most dramatic moments in Congress of Trump’s presidency when he returned to Washington shortly after his brain cancer diagnosis for a middle-of-the-night Senate vote in July 2017.Still bearing a black eye and scar from surgery, McCain gave a thumbs-down signal in a vote to scuttle a Trump-backed bill that would have repealed the Obamacare healthcare law and increased the number of Americans without health insurance by millions.Trump was furious about McCain’s vote and frequently referred to it at rallies, but without mentioning McCain by name.After Trump in 2015 launched his presidential campaign, McCain condemned his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration and said Trump had “fired up the crazies.” Trump retorted that McCain was “not a war hero,” adding: “I like people who weren’t captured.”After Trump became president, McCain blasted what he called the president’s attempts to undermine the free press and rule of law, and lamented the “half-baked, spurious nationalism” of the Trump era.McCain denounced Trump’s performance at a summit meeting with Putin in July as “a tragic mistake,” adding, “The damage inflicted by president Trump’s naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.”Mccain Vs ObamaMcCain, the son and grandson of US Navy admirals, was elected to the US House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 after more than two decades of Navy service.He served four years in the House before Arizona voters elected him to the Senate in 1986 to replace Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential nominee revered by conservatives.In running for president in 2008, McCain tried to succeed an unpopular fellow Republican in Bush, who was leaving office with the country mired in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and stuck in a financial crisis.It was a stark contrast between McCain, then a 72-year-old veteran of the Washington establishment, and the 47-year-old Obama, who was offering a “Yes, we can” message of change.McCain tried to inject some youth and enthusiasm into his campaign with his selection of Palin, Alaska’s governor, as his running mate. But the choice backfired as her political inexperience and shaky performances in media interviews raised concerns about her qualifications.In his new book, McCain voiced regret for not choosing then-Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat turned independent, as his running mate.McCain wrote that he had originally settled on Lieberman, Democrat Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 election, but was warned by Republican leaders that Lieberman’s views on social issues, including support for abortion rights, would “fatally divide” the party.“It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” McCain wrote. “But my gut told me to ignore it and I wish I had.”Obama won 53 per cent of the vote to McCain’s 45.6 per cent.War InjuriesDuring the Vietnam War, McCain flew attack planes off aircraft carriers. He was preparing for a bombing run in 1967 when a missile inadvertently fired from another plane hit his fuel tanks, triggering a fatal explosion and fire. He suffered shrapnel wounds.A few months later on 26 October 1967, McCain’s A-4 Skyhawk was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam’s capital and he suffered two broken arms and a broken leg in the crash. A mob then dragged him from a lake, broke his shoulder and stabbed him.Held at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prison and other sites, McCain was beaten and tortured, suffering broken bones and dysentery. He was released on 14 March 1973 but was left with permanent infirmities.In Congress, McCain built a generally conservative record, opposing abortion and advocating higher defence spending. He supported Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq and criticised Obama for not doing more to intervene in Syria’s civil war.Still, he prided himself on his reputation as a maverick and had a history of working across party lines on immigration, climate change and campaign finance reform.He also spoke out against the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding, a torture technique that simulates drowning, and other harsh interrogation tactics on detainees in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks.He urged the closure of the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and also sponsored an anti-torture measure that passed Congress in 2005.In a 2002 memoir, McCain wrote, “I’m an independent-minded, well-informed public servant to some. And to others, I’m a self-styled, self-righteous maverick pain in the ass.”John Sidney McCain III was born on 29 August 1936, at an American naval installation in the Panama Canal Zone – US territory at the time – when his father was stationed there.He conceded he was a “smart ass” during his years at the US Naval Academy and graduated fifth from the bottom of his class.McCain divorced his wife Carol after 15 years of marriage in 1980 and weeks later married the former Cindy Henley, daughter of a wealthy beer distributor in Arizona.A dark period for McCain came as one of the “Keating Five” group of senators accused of improperly intervening with federal regulators to help political contributor and bank executive Charles Keating, whose Lincoln Savings and Loan failed in 1989 at a cost to taxpayers of $3.4 billion.McCain was cleared of wrongdoing in 1991, but the Senate Ethics Committee rebuked him for poor judgment.On 25 July 2017, McCain delivered a Senate floor speech not long after his cancer diagnosis that was widely seen as his farewell address. It included a call to fellow Republicans to stand up to Trump and for all lawmakers to work together to keep America as a “beacon of liberty” in the world.“That is the cause that binds us and is so much more powerful and worthy than the small differences that divide us,” McCain said. read more
More information: Makiko K. Haba et al. Mesosiderite formation on asteroid 4 Vesta by a hit-and-run collision, Nature Geoscience (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41561-019-0377-8Press release Citation: Study of mesosiderite zircons suggests Vesta was struck by a very large rock (2019, June 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-mesosiderite-zircons-vesta-struck-large.html The proposed model describes a collision between Vesta, as the parent body of mesosiderites and HED meteorites, and a smaller planetesimal with a mass ratio of 0.1. The impact resulted in a major dent in Vesta’s northern hemisphere, followed by debris accretion in the southern hemisphere, accounting for the thick crust observed by NASA’s Dawn mission. Credit: Makiko Haba Artist’s concept of a massive ‘hit-and-run’ collision hitting Asteroid Vesta. Credit: Mikiko Haba The proposed model describes a collision between Vesta, as the parent body of mesosiderites and HED meteorites, and a smaller planetesimal with a mass ratio of 0.1. The impact resulted in a major dent in Vesta’s northern hemisphere, followed by debris accretion in the southern hemisphere, accounting for the thick crust observed by NASA’s Dawn mission. Credit: Makiko Haba A team of researchers from Australia, Switzerland and Japan has found evidence suggesting that the asteroid Vesta was stuck by a very large rock approximately 4.5 billion years ago. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the group describes their study of the asteroid and what they believe is material from it. Artist’s concept of a massive ‘hit-and-run’ collision hitting Asteroid Vesta. Credit: Mikiko Haba This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further New computer simulations reveal possible violent history of giant asteroid Vesta The researchers propose that a large, stony asteroid struck Vesta approximately 4.5 billion years ago so hard that both crust and core material was blasted off the asteroid into space. They further suggest that some amount of the debris also fell back onto Vesta’s surface, which they note would explain the thicker crust on the surface near where they believe the impact happened. They also note that Vesta has overlapping craters near the same area—reminders of smaller impacts. They suggest those smaller impacts were behind the formation of the mesosiderites they have been studying. Journal information: Nature Geoscience Asteroid Vesta. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA Vesta is the second most massive object in our solar system’s asteroid belt—Ceres is the largest. It has a diameter of approximately 525 kilometers and comes close enough to Earth at times to be seen with binoculars. In this new effort, the researchers used data from the Dawn spacecraft that orbited the asteroid back in 2011 and 2012 and studied asteroid fragments found here on Earth to learn more about its history.Space scientists classify asteroids into one of three types: stony, iron and stony/iron; some stony/iron asteroids are subdivided into a category called mesosiderites—their chemistry suggests their constituent materials came from other, larger asteroids that collided. They are made from both crust material and core material that was flung into space. The researchers studied five such mesosiderites found in northwest Africa, the U.S. and Chile. They noted they contained zircon crystals that likely formed from molten metals that originated in the core of a large asteroid. Testing suggested the asteroid they came from was likely 530 kilometers in diameter, which is a close match with Vesta.The team then took a close look at the crystals in the mesosiderites. They estimated that the silicates formed approximately 4.55 billion years ago, and that the mixing of the metals occurred approximately 4.52 billion years ago. © 2019 Science X Network read more