Keemo Paul and Khaleel Ahmed go back a long way as both fast bowlers played against each in other in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh three years ago. The West Indies bowler and the Indian left-arm seamer were once again on opposite sides on Wednesday night in the Indian Premier League 2019 Eliminator.Keemo Paul had ended up on the winning side of the U-19 World Cup final in 2016 and was once again in the eliminator as Delhi Capitals sneaked past Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare.Three years ago West Indies and India were facing each other in the U-19 World Cup final in Mirpur and the match turned out to be a low-scoring thriller as the Windies chased down 146 with 5 wickets in hand and 3 balls to spare.Khaleel had bowled the final over in that game and needed to defend 3 runs which he couldn’t as Paul hit the winning run off the third ball as he top-edged the ball over the wicketkeeper’s head which then travelled to the boundary.49.3 ov: Khaleel Ahmed to Keemo Paul – top edges to fine leg for four and West Indies U19 win U19 World Cup at Mirpur on 14 Feb 201619.5 ov: Khaleel Ahmed to Keemo Paul – Short ball, pulled to mid wicket for four and Delhi Capitals make it to Qualifier2 8 May #DCvSRH #IPL2019Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 8, 2019Three years later and on Wednesday, Khaleel was once again bowling the final over as SRH were looking to defend 5 runs off it. Delhi Capitals were 158 for 7, chasing 163 for victory, at the start of the 20th over with Amit Mishra and Keemo Paul in the middle.advertisementKhaleel started off with a wide, then a single run was taken by Amit Mishra. Keemo Paul played out a dot ball and then took a single off the third delivery. Mishra then got run out obstructing the field as the drama and tensions grew in Vizag.With two runs needed to win, Paul then pulled a short delivery by Khaleel through mid-wicket for a boundary to end the game and trigger massive celebrations in the Delhi Capitals dugout. Paul had won the battle against Khaleel once again!Unconfined joy in the @DelhiCapitals camp #DC now play CSK in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final on Friday. #DCvSRH pic.twitter.com/U0PkOXs1A7IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 8, 2019On Friday, Delhi Capitals will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 in Vizag for a berth in the title clash against Mumbai Indians. DC have made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and would be eager to make the most of this opportunity.Also Read | How is Rishabh Pant not in World Cup squad? Asks Michael Vaughan after DC beat SRHAlso Read | IPL 2019: Felt like hell, says Shreyas Iyer after DC beat SRH in tense EliminatorAlso Read | Rishabh Pant promises to finish matches for Delhi after Vizag thrillerAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw equals Shubman Gill’s record with quickfire fifty in Eliminator
The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Sioux Center, Iowa man who died last Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg.The patrol says 86-year-old Anthony De Haan died when his eastbound Chevy Blazer was struck by an oncoming westbound semi cab near a rural intersection.Authorities say De Haan turned into the path of the oncoming semi while attempting to enter a driveway.The driver of the semi-truck with no trailer attempted to avoid the Blazer, but the two vehicles collided.The Wisconsin truck driver was not injured but his female passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
zoom The Panama Canal will increase the number of daily booking slots available for Neopanamax vessels from six to seven effective December 1, 2017.With this measure, the Panama Canal said that it is embracing the additional capacity allowed for by the new, larger locks. The seven daily booking slots for Neopanamax vessels are offered in addition to the 23 slots available each day for transit through the Panamax locks.“This increase is the direct result of our efficient, streamlined use of resources and effective collaboration as we meet the growing demand for transits through the Expanded Canal,” Jorge L. Quijano, Panama Canal Administrator, said.The additional slot is now available for ships transiting northbound, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and was first offered beginning September 26 through a special competition in the first booking period in adherence to Panama Canal regulations.Container vessels will have preference over other vessel types when allocating these additional slots, the Panama Canal said. If no container vessels are interested, the slot will be awarded to any vessel that participated in the special competition, based on the Panama Canal Customer Ranking. After the special competition, the slots will be available to all vessels on a first-come, first-served basis.The Neopanamax Locks can transit additional ships beyond the number of daily slots allotted. The Expanded Canal transited a record 10 Neopanamax ships on November 17. The canal’s daily performance far exceeds the three to four daily transits originally expected.The Panama Canal informed that it will continue to explore ways to expand its capacity, working toward the goal of offering eight Neopanamax reservation slots by the end of the first quarter of 2018 and gradually implementing additional measures to increase capacity through 2019.
Provincial government employees are being recognized today, March 27, for outstanding contributions to programs and services in French at the Bonjour! Awards for Excellence in French-language Services in Halifax. This is the third year the Bonjour! Awards have recognized provincial government employees. Public servants are nominated by colleagues and the public. “The Bonjour! Awards are an opportunity to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone culture,” said Acadian Affairs Minister Graham Steele, who presented the awards. “Congratulations and thank you to today’s award recipients.” Those recognized are: Mr. Burton is the regional co-ordinator of maintenance enforcement, at the Department of Justice in Kentville. He is being recognized for encouraging and helping employees to complete training in French-language legal terminology. His leadership ensures that Acadians and francophones have access to legal support services in their own language. The Acadian flag licence plate team at Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations developed and launched a licence plate celebrating Acadian heritage, based on consultation with the Acadian and francophone community about the plate’s design. A special fund called the Vive L’Acadie Community Support Fund was also created to distribute a donation fee collected with the plates to cultural projects in each purchaser’s community. Ms. Gillis is the main receptionist at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s head office in Halifax. She ensures an active offer of French-language services by displaying Bonjour! visual identification program material in the reception area and by greeting people she knows or overhears speaking in French with a warm, friendly “Bonjour!” Nominations for the 2013 Bonjour! Awards for Excellence in French-language Services will be accepted in the fall. Richard Burton, for Excellence in Leadership The Acadian flag licence plate team, for Excellence in Program Development Heather-Anne Gillis, for Excellence in Service Delivery to the Public
Children, parents and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles were blessed with a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus… who just happened to look a lot like Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry.Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry visit Children’s Hospital Los AngelesCredit/Copyright: FacebookTo find out more, head over to Facebook.
Sao Paolo – In view of its strategic location, Morocco has steadily become a key air transportation hub in Africa, Paulo Cesar Da Souza Silva, President of the leading Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said on Monday in à Sao José dos Campos near Sao Paolo.Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), “is a strategic client for Embraer,” Da Souza Silva said at a press conference on the occasion of a visit by a Moroccan delegation made of RAM representatives and journalists to the Brazilian air industry company.Morocco, he said, offers great investments opportunities for Embraer to expand in the African market. Embraer is also interested in Moroccan aeronautic enterprises in terms of supply of aircraft manufacturing equipment, he added.In this regard, Da Souza Silva said that a delegation from his company have visited several Moroccan aeronautics enterprises, noting that some parts of engine of Embraer’s E-jet aircrafts are made in Morocco.RAM received, last week in Sao Paolo, its fourth Embraer E-190. The first three Embraer E-190 aircrafts were delivered to RAM between the 22nd and 26th of November at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca.With these recent acquisitions, RAM’s fleet increased to 52 jets. These new airplanes will decrease the average age of RAM’s fleet to 7.2 years, the same source added.In addition to the four Embraer, RAM has 5 long-haul aircrafts including a Boeing 747 and four Boeing 767, 38 medium haul aircrafts type Boeing 737 and five ATR 72-600 airplanes.
“The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of any attempt to take power by force of arms and calls on the insurgents to lay down their weapons,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement voicing deep concern about the armed confrontation which broke out last Friday between insurgents loyal to the former Chief of Staff and CAR government forces. The Secretary-General called on the international community “to provide urgently the logistical and other assistance” needed to deploy to the CAR the Inter-African Observation Force agreed to by the leaders of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States at their summit earlier this month in Gabon, the spokesman said.Set to be comprised of 300 to 350 troops, the Force will draw troops from Gabon, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Mali. Its three main tasks are ensuring the safety of the CAR’s President, participating in the restructuring of the country’s armed forces, and ensuring security on the border with Chad.
MONTREAL – Canadian aerospace industry profits will decline through the end of 2013 because of a slowdown in new aircraft orders, uncertainty in Europe and a six-month delay in Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, the Conference Board of Canada said Wednesday.The think-tank expects industry profits will decline 30 per cent by the end of 2013 from the recent high of $710 million set in 2010.Pre-tax earnings are expected fall to $504 million next year before nearly recovering to this year’s level of $614 million by 2017.Fierce competition and the strength of the Canadian dollar contribute to slim industry profit margins.Conference Board senior economist Maxim Armstrong says the industry’s outlook mirrors global economic trends.“The aerospace industry is still coping with the lingering effects of the 2008–09 recession,” Armstrong wrote in the latest edition of the board’s Industrial Outlook.“While new orders indicate that the industry is showing signs of recovery, the financial turmoil in Europe is creating uncertainty and making the comeback difficult.”Industry revenues surged last year but are expected to experience a correction in 2012.Lower sales in the first half of this year are expected to push industry revenues down 5.4 per cent to $14.9 billion this year, before rising each year to reach $18.5 billion in 2017.The improved outlook in 2015 and beyond coincides with the impact of Bombardier’s (TSX:BBD.B) CSeries commercial jet. The first test flight of the smaller version of the plane has been pushed back to next June. The plane is slated to enter into service a year later, followed by the more popular larger model by the end of 2014.It will then take a few years for production to reach its full potential.“Although there are some orders for the aircraft booked, some airlines are waiting until successful (first test) flights have been made and orders delivered before they take the plunge on this new aircraft,” he wrote.Bombardier has received orders and commitments from 13 customers for 352 of the 110- to 149-seat plane that will be assembled north of Montreal with components supplied from China, Northern Ireland and elsewhere.Intense spending on research and development has allowed aerospace employment to remain resilient despite lower aircraft production.Pratt & Whitney has allocated $1 billion to develop new engines to be used on the CSeries, while companies such as landing gear maker Heroux-Devtek (TSX:HRX) is designing equipment for several aircraft types including the Learjet 85.Armstrong said modest growth in global demand for air transportation is delaying the need to expand capacity or to replace existing aircraft.U.S. economic growth remains slow but an improvement in the financial position of American companies should lead to increased demand for business jets, the Conference Board said.Bombardier is seeing the benefits as it recently received large orders for its business aircraft from NetJets and Europe’s VistaJet.The NetJets deal for 125 firm orders of three different jet models and options for 300 more aircraft is valued at US$9.6 billion. VistaJet’s order for up to 142 planes at US$7.8 billion will see deliveries begin in 2014.Passenger demand has been “modest at best” in North America, stronger in Europe despite the recession and growing in emerging markets that will be the big buyer of aircraft for years to come.China alone is expected to order 300 commercial aircraft annually from 2011 through 2015, more than doubling its fleet to 4,500 aircraft.India’s SpiceJet expects to increase capacity by 15 to 20 per cent in the next three years.Both countries are building many new airports but face the challenge of training enough pilots, airport traffic controllers and mechanics to meet growing demand for air travel from the expanding middle class.Other countries with strong projected growth are Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Fleet growth in Asia-Pacific is expected to average 5.7 per cent annually through 2030, followed closely by Latin America and the Middle East.While emerging countries are big customers of Canadian-made aircraft, some are also starting to step up production of their own planes, especially regional jets.That threatens the dominating positions held by Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer. China’s COMAC is also seeking to enter the widebody market dominated by Boeing and Airbus by developing the C919, in co-operation with Bombardier.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares were up four cents at $3.43 in midday trading. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 12, 2012 12:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian aerospace profits expected to drop on lower sales: Conference Board
“This is above all an occasion to take measure of all the progress that has been accomplished on the ground in these past months,” Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told correspondents in the city of Goma. Mr. Ladsous is visiting the city to support the UN stabilization mission known as MONUSCO, through consultations with a range of actors and by helping to inaugurate the use of unmanned/unarmed aircraft to bolster the Mission’s ability to protect civilians. “I believe that the situation we see now is very different from the dreadful drama that arose a year ago,” Mr. Ladsous said. The eastern DRC has been wracked for many years by fighting between the Government and various armed groups, the latest being the March 23rd Movement, or M23, composed of soldiers who mutinied from the DRC national army (FARDC). The past year’s fighting has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million internally displaced persons and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. Today Mr. Ladsous met with senior Government officials to discuss the UN Mission’s support in key areas, emphasizing the importance of political dialogue for regional stability, according to a UN spokesperson. Tomorrow, he plans to preside over the launch of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as “drones,” from Goma, which the Mission calls an important new tool to assist it in fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians in the vast country. “Such high-technology systems allow a better knowledge of what is happening on the ground, which allows a force to better do its job,” he said on his arrival in the city. After tomorrow’s launch, Mr. Ladsous will hold a press conference with Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of MONUSCO.
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. A thriving “hotspot” of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east AntarcticCredit:RACHAEL HERMAN/AFP “The weirdest, most surprising and incredible thing is that, in this day and age, something so big can go unseen. They have been missed because they are hard to get to. They really have been overlooked. A penguin pictured alongside one of the drones that was used to gather information and images on the colony.Credit:RACHAEL HERMAN/AFP “If you were to convey it to someone who had not seen them, it was like the biggest crowd you could ever see made up of hundreds of thousands of penguins. It was very much like the great migrations in Africa you see on the television.”The team found that the population of Adélie penguins on the Danger Islands has been stable since 1959.”Until recently, the Danger Islands weren’t known to be an important penguin habitat,” said Heather Lynch, Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University and lead author of the study. The scientists findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. “You can then stitch them together into a huge collage that shows the entire landmass in 2D and 3D,” he added.Once the images were available, the scientists used specialist software to analyze them pixel by pixel to search for penguin nests.The accuracy that the drone provided was key, said Professor Michael Polito from Louisiana State University, as it offered an insight into the population dynamics of penguins in the area. “The drone lets you fly in a grid over the island, taking pictures once per second,” said Hanumant Singh, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University, who developed the drone’s imaging and navigation system. The team of scientists captured shots of the penguins from the sky by drone. Credit:RACHAEL HERMAN/AFP Prof Lynch added that the supercolony had managed to go undetected for so long because of the remoteness of the islands – which are located just off the northern tip of the Peninsula – and the treacherous waters that surround them.Once the team of scientists had arrived on the islands, they used a drone to take images and gather information on the number of penguins in the colony. One and a half million penguins are hard to miss – or so you would think.Scientists have just announced the discovery of a “supercolony” of Adélie penguins off the Antarctic Peninsula, which have lived undisturbed for nearly 60 years.It comes after thousands of Adélie penguin chicks died between 2010 and 2017 due to mass starvation, in what French scientists described as a “catastrophic breeding failure” caused by unusually thick sea ice which forced their parents to forage further for food. As a result, only two chicks out of 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in East Antarctica survived the early 2017 breeding season. However, this supercolony were found on the rocky and remote Danger Islands after NASA satellites picked up patches of their excrement, known as guano, in 2014.The images prompted a group of scientists, including Oxford University’s Dr Tom Hart, to arrange an expedition the following year to find out how many penguins were there.Dr Hart told The Telegraph “This is the biggest colony discovered recently. It is a huge number of penguins. “Not only do the Danger Islands hold the largest population of Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula, they also appear to have not suffered the population declines found along the western side of Antarctic Peninsula that are associated with recent climate change,” said Prof Polito, who co-authored the study.The team were out counting the species for just under two weeks and faced treacherous terrains, including being forced to regularly dodge ice and take cover in several different points off the Peninsula.Speaking on the significance of the discovery, Dr Hart from Oxford University said: “I think people have got used to knowing where things are, so they stop looking.“They have been there all along. This is not new to the penguins – they are quite happy living their lives out there. This is new to us and it is just a fact that we have overlooked them.” An aerial view of an Adelie penguin breeding colony on Heroina Island, Danger Islands, Antarctica. Credit:THOMAS SAYRE-MCCORD/AFP
State approval of the discovery of the new Anenskoye gold deposit in the Krasnoyarsk Territory of Russia has been granted to Polymetal. Enisey Mining and Geological, a Polymetal subsidiary, received a state certificate listing it as the pioneer discoverers of the deposit. The certificate granted by the State Territorial Agency of Natural Resources lists the deposit’s discovery date as June 21, 2006.The licensed Anenskiy field (11.8 km²) is located in the Sukhobuzimskiy Region of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The company obtained a license for a geological survey of the Anenskiy field, prospecting and estimating gold deposits on September 8, 2003. Polymetal carried out active prospecting work at the Anenskiy field in 2004-2005. Last year, Polymetal carried out detailed geochemical studies and conducted 5,400 m of prospect and test drilling, which resulted in the discovery of the Anenskoye deposit. As of December 31, 2005, the reserves approved by the state were 1.168 Mt of ore and 321,000 oz of gold with an average grade of 8.5 g/t gold and 20 g/t silver. The company sees the possibility of increasing the deposit’s scale to 32 t (1 Moz) of gold. The total resource potential of the licensed area is estimated at 60 t (2 Moz) of gold. The deposit within the Anenskiy field is considered to be a potentially promising independent project. The forecast type of mining is underground operations and gravitational flotation. The results of the estimation work at the Anenskiy field were summarized in a geological report for the state authorities. Polymetal plans to be one of Russia’s first companies to obtain a joint license for geological study and mining based on the right of ‘pioneer discoverer’ of the deposit. This procedure will allow the company to obtain mining rights and start to develop the deposit without an auction or any payments. Polymetal plans to continue exploration at the deposit through 2007-2009 after the conversion of the license. In addition the company plans to expand its activities to new areas within the region.www.polymetal.ru
← Previous Story Groups are ready for Junior WCh in Brazil! Next Story → Kazahstan, Congo and Australia book place for WCh 2015 battle Marko Ćuruvija Hungarian second best team PICK Szeged will have two 200cm tall left wings for the upcoming season. The Spanish coach Juan Pastor, obviously, builds the wall in front of his goal. The 34-years old Serbian left wing Marko Ćuruvija will be useful addition to the squad next to Jonas Kallman.Curuvija has reach international experience. He played in ASOBAL (Ademar Leon, Logrono, Teucro) where he was even a season’s TOP scorer, but also in Macedonia, where he spent to seasons in RK Metalurg.He signed contract for the next season with the possibility of extension until 2017.Curuvija will replace Atilla Vadkerti, who left the club after 16 years…Source: Balkan-Handball.com
This sounds like a far more horrible idea than it actually is. Read on. Researchers recently presented their work on a robo-chair for infants that was fitted with a Wii balance board. The chair would allow rugrats to move about by simply leaning to where they want to go. Collisions were avoided via a sonar system built into the chair. Sounds like a recipe for injured babies protected only by their own rolls of sloth-borne blubber, right? But actually it’s a techno-hack that could do a lot of good for special needs children.The chair was developed for infants with mobility issues such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy by allowing them to explore surroundings that would otherwise be off-limits to them. The paper presented at the recent RESNA conference (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) states that “Children with physical disabilities and restricted mobility have beenfound to demonstrate increased dependence, frustration, depressedmotivation, lack of curiosity, and a lack of confidence.” Giving these ankle-biters the ability to explore may help with these emotional issues that can stem from physical shortcomings.via PopSci
You can get a dozen rumors that point in the same direction, but it doesn’t mean anything until you hear it from the horse’s mouth, as they say. In the case of Android’s rumored update to version 4.1, we now have such equine conformation. It seems Google pulled the trigger a little too early on a new description for the Galaxy Nexus in the Play Store: “… soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” it read before being removed. I’m going out on a limb here and assuming it would have said “Jelly Bean” if not for the lack of space.The description appeared when the unlocked $399 Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store was added to the shopping cart. Google only started selling this version of the device a few weeks ago, but already it is being treated like the true flagship. Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus will likely wait for a few months on the official update, just like it did for the 4.0.4 bug fix update.Google announced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich back in October of 2011, but it has yet to reach many handsets. We do not yet know what is coming in Android 4.1, but a low-resolution screenshot from the Play Store (also now removed) shows a transparent glass-looking search bar. Everything else is a mystery.The last time an Android update came so quickly (not counting Honeycomb for obvious reasons) it was 2.1-2.2. This was a minor aesthetic change, but there were some solid under-the-hood improvements like a faster code compiler, native tethering, and better memory management. I would expect some visual tweaks in 4.1 in addition to deeper improvements, but it’s too soon to revamp the Holo interface.The “soon” in the now deleted description likely means Google I/O next week, so get ready for Google’s big unveiling.via Droid Life
President Donald Trump released a statement of principles regarding his infrastructure initiative this week. While aspects of the plan have been discussed over the past year with stakeholders, including the American Soybean Association (ASA), the blueprint released this week is the first official information issued by the White House. As expected the Administration principles call for $200 billion in direct federal funding to leverage a total of $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments.In addition to the overall focus and funding for infrastructure needs that will benefit the movement of commodities and the global market competitiveness of U.S. soybeans, there are several specific aspects that are significant for ASA, agriculture and rural America. Financing rural projects is one of the core objectives of the proposal and the blueprint specifically calls for $50 billion in rural infrastructure funding that will be directed to states via block grants. State governors would have discretion as to the specific uses of the funds.Another important aspect of the Administration’s proposal are calls to expedite permitting for infrastructure projects with a goal of reducing to two years the time it takes for environmental approvals.Of course, it will ultimately be up to Congress to develop and pass infrastructure legislation and there are significant challenges that will need to be addressed, such as identifying the funding or revenue sources.The top priority for ASA in any infrastructure initiative is the long-standing need to secure approximately $8 billion in direct federal funding for the construction and upgrade of locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River System. While Trump and the Administration have indicated support for upgrading inland waterways infrastructure, there are a number of questions regarding the level of funding that would be available for locks and dams and the intent and impacts of some of the Administration’s principles related to inland waterways infrastructure.In addition to locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River System, other ASA priorities include funding for roads and bridges, dredging of waterways, maintenance and upgrades to ports and harbors, and expanded rural broadband.Click here for the full principles document.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 10 young men from Gatipara border in Benapole Port police station while they were being trafficked to India on Friday night.They rescued are from different areas of Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts.Daulatpur camp of BGB-21 battalion company commander Subeder Manzur Rahman said on secret information a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area at night and held the 10 youths who were heading to India in search of job.Sensing the presence of BGB men, the human traffickers managed to flee the scene.Later, BGB handed over the rescued to Benapole Port police station.A case was filed in this connection.
India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.A panel of Supreme Court judges said that the practice, known as “triple talaq”, “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”.
Area schools continue to weigh security options following the shooting in Santa Fe.The Cleveland ISD Police Department says 1000 donated door blocks will be distributed to hundreds of classrooms in Cleveland, Tarkington, and Splendora ISDs.The blocks slip under a door and use a steel pin to keep it from opening.Cleveland ISD says it’s also received 100 gun locks through a donation. It plans to distribute the locks to families in the district who ask for them. Share
Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Authorities estimate some 150,000 Muslims live the city of almost 2 million people.The growing public presence of Islamic culture in Germany has sparked anger among conservatives and far-right groups.Police in Berlin are on alert for possible violence this weekend after a small far-right party said it plans to stage protests outside mosques in the German capital.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share BERLIN (AP) – Authorities in Hamburg have become the first in Germany to officially recognize Islamic holidays so Muslim employees and students can celebrate them at home.The decision forms part of an agreement between the north German city and local Muslim groups.Similar agreements exist with Christian and Jewish communities in the city.Hamburg’s mayor, Olaf Scholz, said Tuesday that he hopes the deal will serve as an example for other German cities. Top Stories Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day