King Mohammed VI Receives US Ambassador at End of His Mission

Casablanca – King Mohammed VI received, on Tuesday in Casablanca Royal Palace, US ambassador Dwight L. Bush who came to take his leave of the sovereign at the end of his mission in Morocco.On this occasion, HM the King decorated Dwight L. Bush with the Alawite Wissam of First Rank (Grand Officer).This audience was attended by foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar and HM the King’s Chamberlain Sidi Mohammed El Alaoui.

ANP Denies Looting Sand from Surf Beach near Agadir

Rabat – The National Ports Agency (ANP) has just published a denial following information circulating online indicating that the sand on the beach of Imsouane, north of Agadir, has been plundered.“It is only a project to dredge the sand accumulated in the port of Imsouane. This work is carried out periodically to preserve the depth of the basins and quays of each port in order to guarantee the safety of navigation and improve the operating conditions of the vessels,” said the ANP.The ANP Regional Directorate in Agadir “has drawn up an action plan to improve the operating conditions of the port of Imsouane.” The plan, which also aims to ensure the safety of navigation, includes the dredging of accumulated sand, which is a danger to fishers. “The sand extracted by this dredging is dumped into the sea to avoid it being plundered,” according to ANP.On March 13, the association Surfrider Foundation Morocco cited a source of the project team.“Mechanical shovels have been dredging the beach of Imsouane since December 12, 2018 in order to clear the access to the port… to improve the working conditions of fishers,” said the source.“The collected sand is deposited on the plateau north of Imsouane, a place called ‘la Cathedrale,’” added the source.Surfrider published a video on March 8 showing bulldozers carrying out sand extraction operations in Imsouane.Imsouane had until then been spared from “plundering operations widespread on other beaches.” Called one of the world’s most beautiful beaches in 2017 by Forbes, Imsouane is a popular spot for surfers. They are “afraid that this dredging operation could change the wave that attracts up to 100,000 surfers each year,” reports the website Surfsession. Removing sand could “alter the break-up by making the wave flatter.”The need for sand in Morocco stood at 45 million tons in 2015 and 60 million tons in 2020, the Professional Sand Association (APS) estimated.The Littoral Act adopted in 2015 prohibits sand extraction from beaches and dunes. It also regulates any exemptions that may be granted. On 23 June 2015, the Chamber of Councillors passed the Littoral Bill.The law prohibits damage to the natural state of the sea shoreline.  This prohibition does not apply to port areas, sea defences or public interest installations.Created in 2010 in Agadir, the NGO Surfrider Foundation Maroc is a association for the protection, promotion and sustainable management of the coast, waves and its users. It is an affiliate of the Surfrider Foundation network. read more

Perpetual Treasuries chairman allowed to travel overseas

Perpetual Treasuries chairman Geoffrey Aloysius has been allowed by court to travel overseas for medical attention.Geoffrey Aloysius is the father of Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius who is the main accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam. Geoffrey Aloysius had sought permission to travel to Singapore and India for medical attention.However the court only permitted Geoffrey Aloysius to travel to India. (Colombo Gazette)

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 22 February 2013

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United States national soccer team finds home in Columbus Crew Stadium

The United States men’s national soccer team is returning to its Columbus fortress at just the right time. Crew Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, is a ground that has seen the U.S. national team go undefeated in eight previous games. The Stars and Stripes have returned to Central Ohio for a vital 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Jamaica on Tuesday. The American squad boasts a lifetime 5-0-3 record at Crew Stadium, as well as a 12-1 overall score line in those games. Tuesday’s contest isn’t just a chance for the Americans to remain undefeated – it’s a shot to climb back into a safe position in the race to qualify for Brazil. Some American players on the team believe the team’s World Cup qualifying chances are hanging in the balance, while one veteran of the Crew and the U.S. national team says the match is important, but not an end-all, be-all. Either way, most agree that Crew Stadium is home, and it’s good to be back. Former U.S. star Brian McBride called Crew Stadium home for eight years as a member of Columbus’ MLS franchise before playing for English Premier League team Fulham. Even after McBride left the States for England, the stadium still served as a kind of home during games with America’s national team. In a Monday phone interview with The Lantern, McBride said that Crew Stadium is indeed the national team’s home. “The results have been great there,” McBride said. “For me, personally, being able to be a part of the Crew for eight years and then when we started playing qualifiers there, it was a double bonus. Especially when I went to England, I got to go back and see old friends and fans and fan base that Columbus has.” Current members of the U.S. player pool agree with McBride, who scored 30 goals in 96 appearances for the national team. Following the team’s training session at Crew Stadium on Sunday, American midfielder Clint Dempsey, now a member of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, said the trip to Columbus is much needed. “The venue (in Columbus) has always been good to us in years past,” Dempsey said. “It’s one of the first soccer-specific stadiums that was built. There’s always been good support out here and, you know, for some reason we always seem to do well, so I think it’s a good match.” The U.S. needs exactly that on Tuesday – a good match. America is locked in a second-place tie with Guatemala in its four-team World Cup qualifying group from which only the top two teams can advance. Jamaica, nicknamed the “Reggae Boyz,” is sitting atop the group with seven points to America’s four points. Jamaica took the lead in the group after its 2-1 win against the Americans Friday in Kingston, Jamaica, but now the stage has switched to Columbus. U.S. midfielder Jozy Altidore, a member of Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, said his team knows it has to win on Tuesday and Columbus is just the place to get the job done. “I think everybody feels that a little bit. If we don’t win on Tuesday, it gets pretty scary,” Altidore said. “I think everybody understands what’s at stake.” Fortunately for U.S. fans, Altidore is no stranger to national-team success in Ohio’s capital city. The memory of Altidore’s first national team game at Crew Stadium is still strong today, he said. It was on Feb. 11, 2009, that 23,776 fans packed the stadium for a 2-0 American victory against Mexico. Altidore came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute of the game and was on the field for a goal by U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley that put the Americans up, 2-0, in stoppage time. With memories of that victory in tow, Altidore echoed the sentiments of Dempsey and McBride, saying, “Columbus is great.” “It’s good to come home,” he said, “so hopefully we can put in a good effort.” U.S. defender and captain Carlos Bocanegra, a member of Spanish club Racing Santander, captained the American team and helped defend the team’s Columbus fortress during the February 2009 game. Bocanegra said he hopes the team is able to succeed again on the pitch that has been so good to U.S. Soccer. “Here, we’ve had great performances and it seems to be kind of a home field advantage for us,” Bocanegra said. “We enjoy playing here and we’re confident playing here.” Tuesday’s match is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. read more

Ruth Davidson calls for victims to be able to attend parole hearings

Wright, who had 16 previous convictions, including two for knife crime, had breached his home curfew after only 11 days after he tampered with the tag. He was jailed this week for 20 years for Mr McClelland’s murder.The judge Lord Matthews said he had no doubt questions would be asked about how Wright remained at large for so long and said the killing was for no reason “other than blood lust”.Michael Matheson, the Justice Minister, has asked police and prison watchdogs to review the case to determine wether the system could be improved when prisoners are being assessed for possible release.Writing in the Scotsman, Ms Davidson added: “…in many other jurisdictions, victims are able to attend parole hearings so their voices are heard when decisions are being made.”Yet in Scotland, they cannot. The best they can hope for is that parole board members take the time to interview them as part of their decision. It’s not enough, and it needs to change.”Doesn’t the victim of a crime deserve to know why the parole board has chosen to release somebody who attacked them or sexually abused them? I think they do.” Earlier last year, Fraser Summers, a double rapist, was released and then jailed again for another assault on a young woman.The Home Detention Curfew scheme allows allegedly low-risk offenders to go home after serving only a fraction of their sentences and has been widely criticised following a series of breaches. Almost 9,000 criminals have since been freed under the scheme. She listed other atrocities carried out by those released early, including the case of Robbie McIntosh, who attacked a woman in Dundee with a dumbbell days after being freed early from a conviction for murder. craig mcclelland Killer James Wright Ruth Davidson has called for victims of crime to be allowed to attend parole board hearings following the outcry over the murder of an innocent man by a prisoner who was “unlawfully at large”.The Scottish Conservative leader said the move could help “rebalance the justice system” so that it begins to respect the needs and wishes of those affected by serious crime.She also claimed that lawyers involved with the Scottish Parole Board privately acknowledged the system had to change, and called on the Scottish Government to “get on with it”.Ms Davidson added that with every high profile case, including the random stabbing of Craig McClelland, a 31-year-old father-of-three, members of the public had a “little less faith” in the country’s justice system.Her comments followed the sentencing this week of James Wright, 25, who breached a home curfew, involving an electronic tag, in February last year, but was still free in July when he stabbed Mr McClelland to death in Foxbar, Paisley. james wright The young father was on his way to his brother’s house at the time when his killer, a serial offender, stopped him to ask for a light before launching his murderous attack.Stacey Wilcox, the victim’s partner, said a justice system that allowed Wright to “roam about unlawfully” for nearly six months was flawed, and her partner should never have lost his life. Victim Craig McClelland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Gayle committed to West Indies cause – Law

West Indies coach Stuart Law is open to showing “leniency” towards selecting Chris Gayle as long as veteran opener can fulfil certain “guidelines”. Law said he had seen enough during the limited-overs leg of the England tour last month to convince him that Gayle had earned the right for the management to relax certain selection norms.West Indies’ Chris Gayle leaves the field after losing his wicket for 37 during the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and the West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester on September 19, 2017. (Photo: AFP)Gayle played his first ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, having also made a T20 comeback earlier this year. Two instances in particular, during the T20 international at Chester-le-Street and the fourth ODI, at The Oval, assured Law of Gayle’s commitment.“There are certain players you give leniency to,” Law told ESPNcricinfo, during a wide-ranging interview. “Chris is one of our greatest-ever players. You have got to pay respect to that. Not saying it is an open draw, but there have got to be certain guidelines, which I am still trying to work out. What I saw in the T20 game in Durham and what I saw in the ODI at The Oval was a guy who was committed to the cause.”Gayle played the catalyst for the first time when he checked the emotions of his opening partner Evin Lewis in the T20I, which West Indies won. “In Durham he slowed the play down for a bit while Evin was batting at the other end,” Law said. “Evin was a bit twitchy facing Joe Root. Three dot balls. Chris realised Evin was going to try and hit the next ball for a six. Chris just stopped the play, walked down, had a quick chat and calmed Evin down.”During the Oval ODI, which West Indies lost on DLS in a rain-affected match, Gayle was busy helping his captain Jason Holder setting fields in addition to motivating the bowlers.Law agreed that seniors like Gayle and fellow Jamaican Marlon Samuels were expected to perform, but the two most experienced players could also prove effective by mentoring team-mates during a match, which was the best form of coaching.Although Samuels has been struggling in the past few years, Law was certain he was committed to the job just like Gayle. “I have not spoken to them at any length about their involvement in the future, but as far as I am concerned, if they are not committed, why are they here? If they are just playing for the sake of playing, I don’t think that is Marlon or Chris. They are here to play because they want to be here. They have got to perform, yes. But imparting knowledge to the youngsters is invaluable. It is tough to build a team without that experience together out on the ground, talking through situations. We can send messages from the sideline, but those don’t have the same impact.”Law took over as West Indies coach in January and in the last eight months, the team has won 11 out of 34 matches under his watch. Among the victories were two Test wins: against Pakistan at Bridgetown and then the thriller at Headingley against England. Law, along with the selectors and director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, have a lot of trust in the young Test unit, whose average age is 23.However, Law’s priority is to make sure West Indies reach the 2019 World Cup. Having lost out on the direct entry route, West Indies will need to finish among the top two at the World Cup Qualifiers next March. With the amnesty put in place by Cricket West Indies recently opening up the potential for some of the best limited-overs players to return, Law is optimistic he will have the services of the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Carlos Brathwaite.Law also agreed with the relaxed criteria put in place by Adams and CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave, in order for the players to qualify for selection for the ODIs. “I want the best players available,” Law said.“I am not a selector, but yes, I do sit in on the selection process. There are some qualification criteria that the players have to adhere to. Now the number of games [in domestic cricket] they have to play to qualify has been significantly reduced. That gives them the best of both worlds: they can go out and play certain [T20] tournaments they are already contracted to, but it also gives them time to come back and play the quota [of domestic cricket] they have to be eligible to play ODI cricket.“The Pro50 finishes about a week before the World Cup Qualifiers, so it would be good to have players play our domestic tournament. They would be playing 50-over cricket before the World Cup Qualifiers, which is essential.” (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGayle return ‘huge boost’ for Windies — HolderSeptember 18, 2017In “latest news”Chris Gayle signs off (or does he?) in vintage Gayle fashionAugust 14, 2019In “latest news”Windies wait on injured birthday boy GayleSeptember 22, 2017In “latest news” read more

Israeli soldier was dragged into a tunnel by Gaza militants says IDF

first_imgISRAELI DEFENCE FORCES members have begun a search for a soldier they say was “dragged into a tunnel” by militants from Gaza this morning.The missing man is being named as 23-year-old 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin from Kfar SabaTwo other Israeli soldiers were killed during his capture, according to the IDF.“Hamas terrorists killed two IDF soldiers during the suspected kidnapping of 2nd Lt. Goldin this morning,” and IDF spokesperson said on Twitter. We suspect that a group of Hamas terrorists, including a suicide attacker, kidnapped 2nd. Lt. Goldin at 9:30AM & dragged him into a tunnel.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 1, 2014 Source: IDF/Twittercenter_img The IDF claims Hamas “took advantage of the latest ceasefire” in order to stage the kidnap, which they say happened as the Israeli soldiers were attempting to destroy the tunnel.“Extensive searches” are now under way in southern Gaza.Speaking to reporters at this home, Goldin’s father, Simha Goldin, said he’s “sure the army will not let up for a moment and will turn over every stone in Gaza to bring back Hadar safe and sound”.The development could be a significant one: in 2006, Hamas kidnapped another soldier, Gilad Shalit, and held him captive for five years — he was freed five years later in exchange for the release of over 1,000 mainly Palestinian prisoners.Death tollThe number of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah today has reached 62, according to emergency services.Another four people were killed in tank shelling of Khan Yunis, also in southern Gaza.The killings follow the collapse of a US and UN brokered ceasefire, which had been aimed at giving civilians a reprieve from the violence. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPalestinians carry the bodies of eight members of the Bayoumi family, who were killed in an Israeli air strike on their building during their funeral in Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip [Adel Hana/AP/Press Association Images]The 72-hour truce had come as a compromise after Hamas rejected an Egyptian initiative earlier last month for a durable truce followed by talks.Hamas had demanded guarantees that Israel would end its eight-year blockade of Gaza.The conflict, which began on 8 July, has killed at least 1,500 on the Palestinian side, mostly civilians, and 63 Israeli soldiers and three civilians on the other.Each side is blaming the other for breaking the truce.Includes reporting from AFP.Read Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shellingRead Israel to investigate shelling of UN schoollast_img read more

z8GND5296 la galaxie la plus vieille et la plus éloignée découverte à

first_imgz8_GND_5296, la galaxie la plus vieille et la plus éloignée découverte à ce jourDes astronomes viennent de confirmer la découverte de la plus vieille et plus lointaine galaxie connue à ce jour. z8_GND_5296 se serait formée environ 700 millions d’années après l’Univers.Si de nombreuses galaxies autres que la nôtre ont été découvertes dans l’Univers, certaines font figure d’exception ! C’est le cas de z8_GND_5296. En utilisant les données recueillies par télescope spatial Hubble et l’observatoire Keck à Hawaii, une équipe d’astronomes est parvenue à confirmer l’âge de cette galaxie. Selon leurs calculs, celle-ci se serait formée 700 millions d’années après le Big-Bang, marquant la naissance de l’univers. La galaxie z8_GND_5296 serait donc la plus ancienne mais également la plus lointaine observée jusqu’à présent. Parce que la galaxie est particulièrement éloignée, la lumière qu’elle émet a mis environ 13,1 milliards d’années avant d’atteindre les instruments d’observation utilisés aujourd’hui par les chercheurs. “En général, l’aspect le plus passionnant de mon travail est que je peux apprendre des choses sur comment étaient certains objets très tôt dans l’histoire de l’univers” explique dans un communiqué Steven Finkelstein, chercheur à l’université d’Austin au Texas.Une galaxie observée dans ses jeunes années  Principal auteur de l’étude publiée dans la revue Nature, ilpoursuit : “Parce que la vitesse de la lumière est constante, la lumière met du temps à venir jusqu’ici, nous ne voyons pas ces galaxies telles qu’elles sont aujourd’hui. Nous les voyons tels qu’elles étaient il y a 13 milliards années, ce qui correspond à 95% du chemin de retour vers le Big-Bang”.La galaxie est donc observée comme elle était dans ses très jeunes années. Néanmoins, les chercheurs estiment que beaucoup d’étoiles observées pourraient être encore présentes aujourd’hui dans z8_GND_5296, qui pourrait même avoir gagné en taille depuis. “Nous en apprenons tellement sur une région située si loin dans le temps, c’est difficile à comprendre”, a ajouté Steven Finkelstein cité par Reuters.CANDELS, l’instrument de Hubble a permis de découvrir quelque 100.000 galaxies. La nouvelle étude s’est elle concentrée sur 43 d’entre elles. L’objectif était d’utiliser l’hydrogène pour calculer la distance qui nous sépare de ces galaxies. Les chercheurs ont ainsi cherché une trace d’émission d’hydrogène mais curieusement, seule z8_GND_5296 a répondu présente. Une chose qui les a surpris car ils pensaient trouver au moins six galaxies avec de telles traces.Pas comme les autres Mais il faut dire que la galaxie, qui est plusieurs millions de fois plus massive que le Soleil, n’est pas tout à fait comme les autres. Elle présente des caractéristiques particulières et notamment une luminosité bien supérieure aux autres galaxies. En effet, celle-ci crée en grosses quantités des étoiles à une vitesse particulièrement rapide : en moyenne 150 fois plus élevée que celle de la Voie Lactée. Autrement dit, pendant que la Voie lactée fabrique une à deux étoiles semblables au Soleil en une année, z8_GND_5296 en fabrique 300. Par ailleurs, la galaxie contient un pourcentage impressionnant d’éléments plus lourds que l’hydrogène et l’hélium, créés par fusion nucléaire à l’intérieur des étoiles. “Il serait possible que cette galaxie vive dans une région très dense en hydrogène ionisé, ce qui permet de la voir… mais c’est une supposition”, a commenté Steven Finkelstein. Des étrangetés dans l’univers ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette galaxie se trouve dans la même région de l’Univers que celle qui détenait le record avant elle. Cette dernière montrait d’ailleurs également un rythme important de fabrication d’étoiles. “Il se pourrait que nous ayons trouvé deux étrangetés, mais maintenant, nous avons trouvé deux étrangetés dans la même image d’Hubble, dans cette toute petite région du ciel”, a expliqué le spécialiste. “Il est plus que probable qu’il ne s’agisse pas d’étrangetés. Je pense que cela nous dit que, dans l’univers lointain, on peut fabriquer un nombre suffisant de ces galaxies”. Les astronomes projettent désormais d’obtenir davantage d’informations sur z8_GND_5296. Toutefois, cette entreprise de grande envergure nécessite la mise en service du successeur d’Hubble, le télescope spatial James Webb, prévue pour 2018.(crédits photo :  V. Tilvi (Texas A&M), S. Finkelstein (UT Austin), the CANDELS team, and HST/NASA)Le 24 octobre 2013 à 13:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Details of rival plans on spending and debt

first_imgHouse Republicans and Senate Democrats are pressing competing plans to pair an increase in the nation’s $14.3 trillion borrowing limit with spending cuts and to create a special committee to recommend bigger savings for a vote later this year. In a change announced on Friday, House Republicans would make the bulk of the debt limit increase contingent on Congress adopting an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget and sending it to the states for ratification.The chief difference is the size of the immediate increase in the debt limit. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s $2.7 trillion debt increase plan would keep the government afloat into 2013, while Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s $900 billion increase would require action next year.Highlights of the competing plans:——DEBT INCREASEHouse GOP: Immediate $900 billion increase in the debt limit; $1.6 trillion more would be made available after enactment of up to $1.8 trillion in future spending cuts and by adoption by both House and Senate of an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget. That would require a two-thirds margin in both chambers. Senate Democrats: Immediate $2.7 trillion debt limit increase.——SPENDING `CAPS’House GOP: Cuts $756 billion over 10 years from the day-to-day operating budgets of Cabinet agencies. Caps new spending at $1.043 trillion in 2012, $7 billion below 2011 levels. Total cuts of $917 billion, including interest savings.last_img

Press Talk Bring on the rainmakers

first_imgThe founder of USA Today, Al Neuharth, was a rainmaker.Neuharth died Friday and many of us will miss him.Back in 1982, then-Gannett Chairman Neuharth turned the company and its 90 or so local newspapers upside down with what was then considered a crazy idea:Birth a national newspaper.The execution of such a vision would drain the resources of the local newspapers. Money and talent would have to be shipped to D.C. And more than a few reporters at those local newspapers began to complain.An early mentor of mine took a few of the complainers aside and gave them this sage advice.“You either get on the train, or you get off the train. But for God’s sake, don’t get in front of the train.”Neuharth was often described as a ruthless bully. But he was just as often described as being the guy who could get the job done. Any job. And he embraced his image. He wrote an autobiography: “Confessions of an SOB.”He was a modern-day Paladin: “Have Gun — Will Travel.”I hadn’t thought much about Al until I heard of his death. I spent six months — on and off — with him on a work assignment for USA Today that went to every state in the country. It was a life-changing experience.last_img read more

House Releases 690 Billion Draft Defense Bill Restricts DOD Border Funding

first_imgThe Democrat-led House Appropriations Defense subcommittee released a $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 draft spending bill Tuesday that would sharply restrict DOD’s ability to transfer funds within accounts, according to CQ.The draft bill allocates a 2% increase over fiscal 2019 defense spending with $622.1 billion for the DOD’s base budget and $68.1 billion for Pentagon Overseas Contingency Accounts that are not subject to budget limits.President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 defense budget request in March called for $750 billion, including $164.3 billion transferable within Pentagon accounts, but the Democrats’ draft bill would prohibit moving DOD funds for construction of a southern border barrier.The draft bill is less than the administration’s fiscal 2020 request by about $8 billion or approximately 1%, but still provides a funding increase of $15.8 billion over fiscal 2019, according to The Hill.The bill “rejects the Trump administration’s budgetary gimmicks and sleight of hand,” Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. “The bill ensures that our service members are trained and equipped to do their jobs safely and effectively and that they are prepared for future military needs.”Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Kate Middleton left mortified due to this SHOCKING prank on her by

first_imgCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pass British Prime Minister Theresa May as they attend the Men’s Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018, in London, England.Getty ImagesKate Middleton was not always surrounded by guards. At one point, she was a commoner too, doing summer jobs. It was during this time that a prank was played on the Duchess of Cambridge that had left her mortified.Cal Tomlinson, one of Kate’s colleagues during her summertime at Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, recalls the prank in the book Kate: The Future Queen, written by the royal expert and biographer Katie Nicholl.Kate Middleton’s duties in the marina involved cleaning the decks, greeting guests and giving them safety demonstrations. It was during one of these demonstrations, Kate was completely caught by surprise as a staff had rigged her life vest with condoms. As she inflated the vest, the condoms were everywhere around her leaving her to feel “very embarrassed” in front of stunned guests. Kate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeGetty Images”When she pulled the toggle, the thing inflated and a load of condoms fell out,” Cal recalls how the incident happened. “She was mortified and very embarrassed,” he further added. That the incident had left a deep impact on the Duchess’s life, remembered Cal. “She was angry at first, but she settled down, and I don’t remember her ever getting them back,” he pointed out how the Duchess responded. Following that summer Kate went onto attend college.In the University of St Andrews, she met Prince William and it was in Fife, Scotland in 2001 did she make a pact with the Prince of secretly marrying each other.Though Express has found out that Nicholl later contended in her 2011 book, The Royal Romance, did Prince William and Kate Middleton makes a secret pact of marrying each other after their second major break up.”I suppose what none of us knew was that she and William had actually made a secret pact to be married way back in 2007, after they got together after their second major break-up. And we know that this is a couple who are very good at keeping secrets. So really, Kate had the last laugh, because she’s got her prince,” Nicholl contended in the book.last_img read more

Follow This Summoning Salt YouTube Channel

first_imgStay on target You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.Video game speedruns are completely insane. It starts with trying to beat a video game as fast as possible. Then it becomes trying to make that time even faster. Then it becomes trying to figure out ways to break the game, using glitches to play through them faster still. Every time you see a new world record, remember that it was set by a player’s expertise, skill, and dedication to becoming the best player of that video game.Unless you’re talking about tool-assisted speedruns (TAS), which are impressive in their own right and we’ll talk about later, but not now.Summoning Salt is a speedrunner, and the best Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!! player on the planet. He knocked down Iron Mike in 2 minutes, 5 seconds, holding the current world record for both Tyson and the entire game. He also makes speedrun progression videos.If you’ve ever wondered how speedrunners keep shaving time off of games, Summoning Salt’s speedrun progression videos are vital viewing. He goes over the history of speedrunning different games, highlighting a specific game in each video and explaining the years and decades it took to reach the current world record. You can see the techniques each record holder uses, and how new methods develop over time. If you’re into speedruns, it’s fascinating.To start, check out Summoning Salt’s speedrun progression video of Super Mario Bros., then watch his more in-depth look at World 4-2 and how speedrunners developed techniques to beat it faster.Summoning Salt releases a speedrun progression video about once a month, and streams personal speedrunning attempts on his Twitch channel a few times a week. Because his progression videos require extensive time and editing, he has a Patreon to help fund production.Did you know a mint-condition copy of Super Mario Bros. that sold for $30,000? Discover an easter egg that took 29 years to uncover in Punch Out. See the new wireless controller for the NES Classic Edition. And stay up to date on all NES news here. Don’t Expect Any More Nintendo Classic ConsolesKonami Announces Live-Action Contra Film and TV Series last_img read more

Jessore Road reels under pressure of heavy vehicles

first_imgKolkata: The pressure of goods vehicles has increased in Jessore Road after the collapse of Majerhat bridge. According to the police, a section of goods vehicle drivers are using the Belgharia Expressway and Jessore Road to enter Kolkata and to move towards South 24-Parganas.According to police sources, since the collapse of Majerhat bridge, a good number of heavy goods vehicles have been using Jessore Road as their entry point. Due to this, traffic congestion has also increased in the airport area. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”As Kolkata Police has imposed some new restrictions, we are using Jessore Road as the entry point to the city. Several drivers are using Eastern Metropolitan Bypass to travel to South 24-Parganas. The distance is getting a bit high,but we can move smoothly using this route,” said a truck driver.”We have noticed that the movement of goods vehicles has increased recently. As a result of excessive pressure of traffic, it is taking a long time to clear the congestion,” said an official of Bidhannagar Police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDue to the increasing number of goods vehicles, Jessore Road is also getting damaged. The stretch between airport 3 number gate and airport 1 number gate is in a mess. Due to bad weather since the last few months, a section of road has been heavily damaged. The pressure of goods vehicles on the road is damaging it further. As a result, normal vehicular traffic flow is getting slower, creating congestion.According to daily commuters, the situation worsened due to goods vehicle movement after 9 pm. “After 9 pm, goods vehicles rule the road. Due to that both Kolkata and Barasat bound movement gets slower,” said Sanjib Chakraborty, a resident of Madhyamgram area.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAccor has expanded its footprint in the Maldives with the officially partial opening of the extravagant Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. The opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and the first under the Raffles brand.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | Arrival PavilionThe main island is home to Beach Villas and Beach Residences which opened on 9 May 2019, featuring private pools, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower.The Raffles Royal Residence and a secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences, which lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs and can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, is set to launch during the last quarter of 2019.In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for marine life, including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that wish to know more about this marine life, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and a team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences and offer beautiful insights about the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | Pool VillaDining options include the all-day diner Thari; Yuzu, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine; The Firepit for flame-grilled dishes; the overwater Yapa Sunset Bar for a selection of tapas, sashimi and cocktails and the Long Bar.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.Raffles Maldives Meradhoo | YuzuLots more images of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on LATTE‘s Facebook page here.Lead image: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo – Beach VillaGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 2, 2019 1:35 pm PDT Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 25-31. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12.59 million.2. “NCIS,” CBS, 12.19 million.3. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: Purdue vs. Virginia, TBS, 10.49 million.4. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: Virginia Tech vs. Duke, CBS, 10.07 million.5. “FBI,” CBS, 9.13 million.6. “The Voice,” NBC, 9.01 million.7. “College Basketball Studio Show,” TBS, 8.83 million.8. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 8.28 million.9. “God Friended Me,” CBS, 8.16 million.10. “Survivor,” CBS, 7.76 million.11. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga, TBS, 7.72 million.12. “This is Us,” NBC, 7.64 million.13. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.5 million.14. “NCAA Post-Game Show,” TBS, 7.41 million.15. “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 7.38 million.16. “American Idol” (Sunday), ABC, 7.28 million.17. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 7.19 million.18. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 7.02 million.19. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney: Florida St. vs. Gonzaga, CBS, 6.5 million.20. “American Idol” (Monday), ABC, 6.45 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Presscenter_img Nielsen’s top programs for March 25-31last_img read more

Police complaints up by 75 per cent

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