7 Nov

Super Trans Tasman Day Three Results

first_imgPlease see enclosed for results from day three of the 2013 Super Trans Taman Series. 10.00amWomen’s 30’sAustralia 4 defeated by New Zealand 6Men’s 50’sAustralia 9 defeated New Zealand 311.10am18’s GirlsAustralia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Senior MixedAustralia 2 defeated by New Zealand 6Men’s 40’sAustralia 10 defeated New Zealand 812.20pm20’s BoysAustralia 10 defeated New Zealand 6Men’s 30’sAustralia 5 defeated by New Zealand 71.30pm20’s GirlsAustralia 4 defeated New Zealand 2 2.40pm18’s BoysAustralia 8 defeated New Zealand 6Match ReportsWomen’s 30’sNew Zealand have claimed the first victory in the Women’s 30’s division, defeating Australia by two touchdowns to take a 1-0 series lead. Australia started strongly, scoring the game’s first touchdown in the opening minutes to take the early lead. Two quick touchdowns to New Zealand in the 12th and 14th minutes, to Edith Nathan and Lovey Woodhouse, saw New Zealand take a 2-1 lead. Australia hit back with two minutes remaining in the half when Fiona Williams scored, before Woodhouse got her second soon after, to give the Kiwis at 3-2 lead at half-time. The second half see-sawed, with teams going touchdown for touchdown, but Australia were unable to bridge the gap, with New Zealand taking game one 6-4. Men’s 50’sThe Australian Men’s 50’s have made a strong start to their Trans Tasman campaign, taking a six touchdown win against New Zealand. The Aussie Men took a 4-2 lead into the half-time break, before having a strong second half which saw them score five touchdowns to New Zealand’s one, to take the game 9-3. Stay tuned to the website for the full match report. 18’s GirlsThe Australian 18’s Girls have won their third game and taken a 3-0 series win after a ? performance today. After scoring in their first set of six from the tap, vice-captain Yasmin Meakes scored on the wing to take the early 1-0 lead. It took another 10 minutes for the next touchdown to be scored, with Ruahei Demant scoring to level the game up at 1-all. Australia took a 2-1 lead into the break after Kimberly Sue See set up Evania Pelitte-Denny to score with four minutes remaining in the half. Australia further extended its lead in the second half, with touchdowns to Sam Rodgers, Kimberly Sue See, Madison Regan, Yasmin Meakes and Hannah Dyball, while New Zealand scored two touchdowns for the half, through Ariia Tainui-McIntyre and Courtney O’Callaghan. Men’s 40’sThe Australian Men’s 40’s have made an impressive start to their Trans Tasman campaign, defeating World Cup champions New Zealand by two touchdowns in game one. Australia took a two touchdown lead into the half-time break, 7-5 and kept the advantage in the second half, claiming the game 10-8. Stay tuned for more details. Senior Mixed New Zealand has taken a 1-0 series lead in the Senior Mixed division, following its four toudchdown win over Australia in game one. New Zealand took a four touchdown lead into the half-time break, 6-2 and strong defence from both teams meant that the score stayed the same at the full-time siren. Stay tuned to the website for more details. 20’s BoysThe Australian 20’s Boys team have claimed a 3-0 series win on Thursday following their 10-6 over New Zealand in game three. The two sides matched it with each other early before trading touchdowns to 2-all, before two quick touchdowns in the last five minutes of the half saw Australia take a 4-2 lead into the half-time break. The match see-sawed in the second half, with both teams continuing the frantic pace that has been displayed all tournament, with Australia claiming the second half six touchdowns to four to take a four touchdown win. Men’s 30’sNew Zealand has won the first game in the Men’s 30’s division on Thursday, defeating Australia by two touchdowns, 7-5. The Kiwis skipped away to a 5-2 lead at half-time and despite winning the second half 3-2, it wasn’t enough, with New Zealand taking the match by two. First half touchdowns for Australia were scored by Elijah Van Der Kwast and Michael Devonshire, and second half touchdowns to Jason Scharenguivel, Warren Lorger and Aaron Jones.  20’s GirlsThe Australian 20’s Girls have won their division 3-0 after a 4-2 win in game three of the 2013 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The third game was the closest of the three between the two countries, with Australia only getting away with the win in the later stages of the second half. Kate McCarthy was the first to score for Australia in the opening minute of the game, while it took New Zealand until the midway mark of the half to score and level the game up at 1-all. The sides traded touchdowns shortly after and nothing separated the teams at half-time, locked up at 2-all. Australia got on top of New Zealand in the second half, scoring two touchdowns, through Maddison Studdon and Talia Yarden, to take the game 4-2 and the series 3-0. 18’s BoysThe 18’s Boys decider was the final game of the series and the only live game of the Youth divisions on day three of the event. The Australian side prevailed by two touchdowns over New Zealand in the 18’s Boys division, 8-6, to win their series 2-1. Stay tuned to the website for the full story. Stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for all of the highlights from day three of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Related LinksDay Three Resultslast_img read more

28 Oct

9 months ago​Liverpool defender Matip could return for Brighton

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool defender Matip could return for Brightonby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool could be about to get a boost as Joel Matip nears his return from injury.The centre-back is back in training, which means he is in contention to start against Brighton on Saturday.But the Reds will still be without Dejan Lovren, who is not yet fit.Asked about Lovren’s absence, Klopp said in his press conference: “I don’t know [how long]. Yes, it is serious otherwise he could play [against Brighton] but it’s not that serious.”I would expect him back maybe after Crystal Palace but I’m not sure we have to see.”Joel [Matip] trained for the first time yesterday with the team.”That is really good but we have to see. We have to take it day-by-day and see how he is doing but that is good for us of course.” last_img read more

26 Oct

Report: QB Casey Thompson Leaves Transfer Portal, Will Return To Texas

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)The Texas quarterback room took a significant hit earlier this week, though the move was expected. The program confirmed that junior Shane Buechele entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal and is considering a transfer from the Longhorns – SMU has been named as a possible destination.But that’s not all. Fellow former four-star Cameron Rising has also left the program. Earlier this week, Rising took to Twitter to announce his transfer to Utah.The hits kept coming for the Longhorns after Casey Thompson, another freshman four-star QB, reportedly also placed his name in the portal.A report earlier this week from 247Sports’ Chip Brown claimed Thompson eventually removed his name from the portal and planned to return to Texas. However, Thompson addressed the report on Twitter say he hasn’t made up his mind yet.Two days later, another report, this time from Texas reporter Anwar Richardson, suggests Thompson will return to Texas.Casey Thompson informed Texas on Friday night he intends to return to Texas after entering his name in the transfer portal prior to the Sugar Bowl. Sam Ehlinger will be the No.1 QB on the depth chart this offseason, followed by Thompson and incoming freshman Roschon Johnson— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) January 19, 2019If the news is true, this is a huge break for the Longhorns, who would have been left with just Sam Ehlinger and incoming freshman Roschon Johnson in their quarterback room.Now, Texas will have some added depth at the position heading into the 2019 season after a successful 2018 campaign.last_img read more

22 Oct

Regulations Updated Regarding Canada Day Holiday

first_imgUpdates to regulations make it clear when stores will be required to close and when workers are eligible to receive holiday pay for Canada Day. “We understand there was some confusion around when stores should close when Canada Day falls on a Sunday,” said Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “The changes to regulations clarify that retail stores required to close, will do so on the Sunday, July 1, and the holiday pay rules will apply on that day.” Previously, stores were required to close and holiday pay rules applied on the Monday, July 2. “I raised this concern with government and am pleased they understood our concern and made changes to the regulations,” said Jim Cormier, Atlantic director for Retail Council of Canada. “Retail businesses will now close their doors and join with Nova Scotians celebrating Canada Day on July 1. The province’s retailers will be open for business on July 2 when Nova Scotians are more likely to shop in their stores.” For more information on the changes, please go to, https://novascotia.ca/lae/employmentrights/canadaday.asp .last_img read more

12 Oct

Health care must be scaled up to reduce maternal and child deaths

With over 10 million women and children in developing countries still dying every year from largely preventable and treatable causes, a new report by United Nations agencies and their partners calls for scaling up health care systems to reduce maternal and child deaths. “ Tracking Progress in Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival” finds that few of the 68 developing countries that account for 97 per cent of maternal and child deaths worldwide are providing the necessary health care to save lives. The 2008 report was released today as leading global health experts, policy-makers and parliamentarians convene in Cape Town, South Africa, to address further efforts to slash maternal and child mortality by 2015, part of a set of internationally-agreed targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report highlights the progress made in many of the 68 countries in areas such as preventing measles and malaria, including through the provision of vaccinations and insecticide-treated mosquito nets. “Nonetheless, treatment for potentially fatal illnesses and other vital health services still fail to reach the majority of women and children,” according to a news release on the findings of the report. The report also identifies four “missed opportunities to save lives” – family planning, skilled care at birth, clinical care for sick children and nutrition. At the same time, it notes that a number of countries, such as China, Haiti, Turkmenistan and several in sub-Saharan Africa, have made progress in the past three years in reducing the number of under-five deaths. In addition, 16 of the 68 countries are now ‘on track’ to achieving Goal number 4 on reducing child mortality. The report urges Governments and their partners to improve health care for women and children, including by tackling obstacles such as weak health systems, funding shortages and inequalities in access. And while donor funding for maternal, newborn and child health has risen in recent years, resulting in significant health gains, health systems remain “grossly under-funded” relative to the needs, it adds. 16 April 2008With over 10 million women and children in developing countries still dying every year from largely preventable and treatable causes, a new report by United Nations agencies and their partners calls for scaling up health care systems to reduce maternal and child deaths. read more

4 Oct

Urban vs suburban shoppers

Urban vs. suburban shoppers Numbers released in a recent census shows how downtown city dwellers shop compared to those who live in suburban neighbourhoods.The numbers were released in the 2011 Census: Population Counts and Growth.LoyaltyOne GM of Business Development Graham McVie said it’s important retailers understand there is a difference.“The retailers that acknowledge that and understand how that works and tailor their offerings for those needs are going to be the ones who have the best outcome in the marketplace,” he said.He noted urban shoppers mainly shop on an ‘as needed’ basis while suburban residents like to stock up.Some U.S. retailers are now looking to target urban shoppers with smaller stores about two-thirds the size of a typical big box location. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Apr 14, 2013 5:27 pm MDT read more

2 Oct

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman named head coach at Houston

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom HermanCredit: Hayden Grove / Lantern TV Sports directorOhio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has officially been named the next head coach at Houston, the school announced Tuesday.Herman is set to be introduced at Houston in a Friday press conference, the school announced in a press release. His contract spans five years and is worth $6.75 million.The release said Herman will stay with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff until OSU’s run in the College Football Playoff comes to an end.“This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to come back to Houston and lead one of the top programs,” Herman said in the release. “I am looking forward to working with one of the top athletic directors in the country as well as (Houston Chancellor Renu) Khator in a partnership that will make the city of Houston and the great state of Texas proud.”Under Herman in 2014, the OSU offense finished fourth in the nation with 45.2 points per game. The Buckeyes were also eighth in the country with 507.6 total yards per game.In each of his three seasons at OSU, a Buckeye quarterback was named the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.Current senior quarterback Braxton Miller won the award in 2012 and 2013 — as well as being named the conference’s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year both seasons. After Miller was ruled out for the season after injuring his shoulder during fall camp, Herman coached redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett to a record-setting season and the Quarterback of the Year honor.In his only season as the starter, Barrett set the Big Ten and OSU record for total touchdowns in a season with 45 and set school records for passing touchdowns in a season and total yards in a season.Herman also picked up an accolade of his own this year, as he was named the 2014 Broyles Award winner. The Broyles Award is given annually to the top assistant coach in the nation.Herman — a California Lutheran University product —  joined the Buckeyes in 2012 along with coach Urban Meyer after holding the same position at Texas State, Rice and Iowa State in previous seasons. He also spent time as an assistant at Sam Houston State and a graduate assistant at Texas.The Simi Valley, Calif., native is set to replace Tony Levine at Houston after Levine led the Cougars to a 21-17 record over three seasons. Levine was fired on Dec. 8.Herman’s hiring was initially reported by Fox Sports on Monday.After coaching Barrett to an 11-1 record as a starter, Herman was also tasked with preparing another quarterback for their first collegiate start after Barrett fractured his ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan.With a week of preparation, Herman helped redshirt-freshman quarterback Cardale Jones throw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in his first start, leading OSU to a 59-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. The win also helped the Buckeyes secure a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.Herman is set to coach Jones and the Buckeyes against No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. Kickoff for the semifinal matchup is set for 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans. read more

25 Sep

Relatives of Hither Green burglar Henry Vincent jailed for conning elderly man out

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. Passing sentence, Judge Philip Statman said the trio had deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim on November 3 last year. Henry Vincent was fatally killed in a botched break-in in Hither GreenCredit:Kent Police Hither Green Vincent’s funeral is due to be held next week. However, no mention of their relative’s death was made during the sentencing hearing other than a brief reference to a “bereavement”. Henry Vincent was killed during a break-in in Hither GreenCredit:Fiona Hanson  Henry Vincent Judge Statman added that while Vincent Snr’s previous conviction was an aggravating factor, he had been “out of trouble” for a substantial period of time.The trio appeared in court three weeks after 37-year-old Henry Vincent died during a break-in at the home of pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, and his wife, Maureen, 76, in Hither Green, south east London, on April 4.Mr Osborn-Brooks was arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge. “You tricked your victim into believing that there had been some form of damage which may have been caused by a pigeon, that there was rot in the roof and furthermore, there was an infestation,” he told them.”You came along at various times to the home address and certain works were performed but not to an appropriate standard by any means. To put it in its most neutral form, any work that had been done was a botched job.”Your victim describes how your visits made him feel intimidated. This was all three of you taking on different roles as part of a joint enterprise to embark upon what was clearly a scam…You were all in it together.”This was deliberate targeting of a victim and he was a vulnerable person at the time.” An uncle and cousin  of career criminal Henry Vincent, fatally stabbed in a botched burglary in Hither Green, have been jailed for swindling a homeowner out of £6,000.David Vincent, 50, and his 26-year-old son, also called David, ripped off Robert Etheridge by convincing him he needed urgent building work on his house in Dartford, Kent.They, together with another man, conned the 60-year-old, who was off work sick at the time, into believing his fascia boards were rotten and his loft was infested with rodents, bird nests and maggots. They also showed him three dead rats as part and tried to extort as much as £13,000, a court heard.Maidstone Crown Court was told the rogue traders wore jackets emblazoned with a company logo “Ideal Home Improvement” and used a van bearing the same name.Their deceit was discovered when Mr Etheridge contacted his insurance company and the firm alerted police.A genuine builder who later inspected the property concluded the work was “valueless, non-urgent and bodged” and that there were no infestations, the court was told.The father and son, from Orpington in Kent, together with 36-year-old John Baker, of Eltham, south east London, admitted fraud.Vincent Snr, who has a previous conviction for a similar scam, was jailed for 21 months. Father of three Vincent Jnr was sentenced to 18 months. Baker, a father of two, was also jailed for 18 months. read more

22 Sep

IHF SUPER GLOBE 2014 begins in Doha

← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 1): La Rioja and Ademar Leon begin season with wins Next Story → Motor Zaporozhye qualifies for the Champions League group stage! Eight club teams from five continents will fight for one trophy at the fifth straight edition of the IHF Super Globe since 2010 in Doha, held from 7-12 September. But after four times in the Al-Gharaffa Arena, 2014 will mark another milestone for the most prestigious club handball competition in the world: The IHF Super Globe will be the first test event for the 2015 Men’s Handball World Championship and will be held in the newly built Qatar Handball Association Complex, one of four new venues for the World Championship (15 January to 1 February).The preliminary round will be played from 7 to 9 September and eight teams vie for the semi-final spots. The defending IHF Super Globe champion is FC Barcelona, the most successful handball club in the world. The Catalans, who won the 2013 final against former EHF Champions League winner HSV Hamburg, top group B. At the head of group A is current European Champions League winner SG Flensburg-Handewitt. Additionally the continental champions from Africa, Pan-America, Asia and Oceania have qualified for the event, officially hosted by Qatari club Al-Sadd. The third Qatari participant in addition to Al-Sadd and Asian champions Al-Jaish—is the wild card team Al-Ahli.Both European sides can earliest face in the semi-finals (11 September), but as both are supposed to top their group after the preliminary stage, a dream final on 12 September could come true.“This is a different moment and a different competition. We have a lot of respect for Flensburg and if we play against them we will try to win – but do not have feelings like revenge on our mind”, said Barcelona coach Xavi Pascual, whose team had been beaten by Flensburg in der Champions league semi in May,  prior to the departure to Doha – but his motto for the IHF Super Globe is the same as for the VELUX EHF Champions League: “When FC Barcelona plays we are always obliged to try to win and it is our target is to achieve the title again.”“Flensburg and Barcelona are the favourites, but it’s handball and everything can happen during an event like the IHF Super Globe,” Barcelona team captain Victor Tomas is aware of all opponents.On the other hand, the dessert trip is something special for SG Flensburg-Handewitt: “I am a coach full of passion, so every title, every trophy is brilliant – and we are always aiming to win titles, in Doha too”, coach Ljubomir Vranjes says.Three of four previous IHF Super Globe finals in Doha saw a German-Spanish final pairing. Twice (2010 and 2012) Atletico Madrid were the winners, 2011 it was THW Kiel and 2013 FC Barcelona.The two best ranked teams from groups A and B will face off in the semi-finals on 11 September at 17:30 and 20:00 local time. Before those matches, the placement round for ranking positions 5 to 8 will begin. The final will take place on Friday, 12 September at 20:00; at approximately 21:45 the new IHF Super Globe champions will raise the trophy on the winners’ podium, awarded by IHF President Dr. Hassan Moustafa. The Egyptian is looking forward to the IHF Super Globe. “Qatar is ready for the World Championship, Qatar is ready for the IHF Super Globe,” Moustafa said.But mainly the Qatari teams are eager to prove their improvement, mainly Asian champions El-Jaish hope to be the great underdog to make it to the final.On Friday, the first official training sessions of the participating teams were held to the unofficial opening of Qatar Handball Association Complex. Officially the event and the arena will be opened in a colourful ceremony on Sunday prior to the last match of the first competition day.Groups for the IHF Super Globe 2014:Group A: SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER), El Jaish (QAT), Al Ahli (QAT), HC Taubaté (BRA)Group B: FC Barcelona (ESP), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (TUN), Sydney University (AUS), Al Sadd (QAT).SCHEDULE ihf dohaIHF SUPER GLOBE 2014 read more

3 Sep

Surcharge on 2 cars 8000sq feet house

first_imgFinance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed in the 2018-19 budget surcharge on individuals who own two motor cars or house property with  an aggregate area of 8,000 square feet in any city corporation.The existing rates of surcharge will remain unchanged, according to the minister’s proposal.He proposed a minimum surcharge of Tk 3,000, where net wealth of an individual exceeds Tk 22.5 million and a minimum surcharge of Tk 5,000 for individuals who have a net wealth exceeding Tk 100 million.He also said 2.5 per cent surcharge on the manufacturers of cigarette, bidi, zarda, gul and other tobacco products will remain unchanged.last_img read more

2 Sep

UPDATED Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trumps Third Attempt At Travel Ban

first_imgMark Ralston/AFP/Getty ImagesPeople marching in the “#NoMuslimBanEver” rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the march was in response to President Trump’s most recent travel ban, which has now been partially blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii.Updated at 4:15 p.m. ETA federal judge in Hawaii has partially blocked President Trump’s third attempt to restrict entry into the U.S. for citizens of certain countries. The Department of Justice says it plans to appeal.The newest version of the travel ban was due to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous executive orders, it was challenged in multiple courts. The new ruling by Judge Derrick K. Watson is only one piece of the complicated legal puzzle over the long-term fate of the president’s efforts to limit travel to the U.S.In his ruling, Watson wrote that the third version of the ban, like those before it, “lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States,’ ” evidence that he says would be necessary for the ban to be enforceable.As a result, he issued a temporary restraining order that will keep the ban from being enforced for six of the eight named countries — the six majority-Muslim nations. North Korea and Venezuela, which were added in the most recent version of the ban, are not affected by the ruling, and the restrictions on travel from those countries can go into effect.The Department of Justice said in a statement that the ruling “is incorrect, fails to properly respect the separation of powers, and has the potential to cause serious negative consequences for our national security.”The White House, in a separate statement, said the judge’s decision is “dangerously flawed.”“The entry restrictions in the proclamation apply to countries based on their inability or unwillingness to share critical information necessary to safely vet applications, as well as a threat assessment related to terrorism, instability, and other grave national security concerns,” the White House says. “These restrictions are vital to ensuring that foreign nations comply with the minimum security standards required for the integrity of our immigration system and the security of our Nation.”The ruling in Hawaii v. Trump is the latest in the legal tug of war over Trump’s attempt to impose a ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim nations.And this temporary restraining order is far from the end of the story. The Department of Justice says it will appeal the decision, and another federal court is also expected to rule on the third version of the ban.The original ban, signed by the president in the first week of his term, targeted seven countries — Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan — for 90 days. Syrian refugees were banned indefinitely. The ban also was imposed on lawful permanent residents, commonly known as green card holders, and travelers who had valid visas issued before the ban was to be implemented. That action met with immediate resistance as protesters flooded airports in major cities in support of travelers from those countries. Legal challenges to this first ban were successful as a federal district court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked it.In early March, Trump signed a new executive order. As NPR’s Joel Rose reported, “There are some key differences between Trump’s original order and this one. It applies only to people from six majority-Muslim countries. Iraq has been dropped from the list. Lawful permanent residents or green card holders are explicitly exempt. So are travelers who already have valid visas. And refugees from Syria are no longer banned indefinitely, though the U.S. refugee program is still suspended for 120 days and the number of refugees admitted this year cut by more than half.”Watson, the judge in Hawaii, blocked that second travel ban too, saying that it was unconstitutional because it disfavored a particular religion. A court in Maryland came to the same conclusion. The parallel rulings were upheld by appellate courts.That set the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. In late June, the justices allowed Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect, but they allowed people with “close familial relationships” with someone in the U.S. to enter the country.The debate then turned on which familial relationships would be considered valid. The administration interpreted that decision as favoring only certain family members such as parents, spouses, children, adult sons or daughters, sons- and daughters-in-laws, siblings and fiances/fiancees.Left out were grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins of people currently living in the United States.In September, the 9th Circuit ruled the government couldn’t bar entry to grandparents and other extended family members. However, the Supreme Court did allow the administration to ban refugees even if they had formal ties to U.S. resettlement agencies.Then, late last month, the president amended the travel ban, as NPR’s Brian Naylor reported: That’s the version of the ban that has now been blocked from going into effect, nationwide — at least for now.However, the state of Hawaii did not challenge the ban as it applies to North Koreans or Venezuelans. Therefore, the judge’s restraining order does not apply to those portions of the ban, which can be enforced starting Wednesday.________________A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect.U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the policy that was to be implemented starting early Wednesday. He found Trump’s executive order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”The judge, appointed by former President Barack Obama, said the new restrictions ignore a federal appeals court ruling that found President Donald Trump’s previous ban exceeds the scope of his authority. The latest version “plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the 9th Circuit has found antithetical to … the founding principles of this nation,” Watson wrote.The Trump administration in September announced the restrictions affecting citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government officials and their families.The government has said the new policy was based on an objective assessment of each country’s security situation and willingness to share information with the U.S.Hawaii argued in court documents that the updated ban is a continuation of Trump’s “promise to exclude Muslims from the United States” despite the addition of two non-majority Muslim countries.Other courts are weighing challenges to the latest travel restrictions.In Maryland, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking to block the visa and entry restrictions in the president’s latest proclamation.Washington state, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, New York and Maryland have challenged the policy before U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, who struck down Trump’s initial ban in January.That policy led to chaos and confusion at airports nationwide and triggered several lawsuits, including one from Hawaii.When Trump revised the ban, state Attorney General Doug Chin changed the lawsuit to challenge that version. In March, Watson agreed with Hawaii that it amounted to discrimination based on nationality and religion.A subsequent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to partially reinstate that 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees.But it said the policy didn’t apply to refugees and travelers with a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the U.S.Hawaii then successfully challenged the federal government’s definition of which family members would be allowed into the country. Watson ordered the government not to enforce the ban on close relatives such as grandparents, grandchildren, uncles and aunts.The judge’s order Tuesday prevents acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from implementing the latest travel ban.Watson said he would set an expedited hearing to determine whether the temporary restraining order should be extended. Sharecenter_img “The latest version of the travel ban — version 3.0, if you will — limits travel from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. The nations of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela have been added. And Sudan, which was part of the original ban, has been dropped.“The new rules take effect Oct. 18. And unlike previous versions, the new ban is not temporary. It will remain in place until the affected nations comply with stringent requirements for vetting their citizens before they can receive visas to enter the U.S.”last_img read more

2 Sep

Astros Win Thriller 1312 Take World Series Lead 32

first_img– / 8 I’m positive you can hear Minute Maid Park from space right now @astros #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/kA17sJSf6u— Ron White (@Ron_White) October 30, 2017 UPDATED: 9:10After Los Angeles added another run in the top of the fourth to take a 4-0, it was finally the Astros turn to show some offensive production. George Springer led off with a walk. After Alex Bregman flied out, Jose Altuve singled. Then came Carlos Correa. He doubled down the left field line scoring Springer. It was a close play at second base which the Dodgers challenged, but Correa did in fact just beat the tag to be safe at second with just one out.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29233908/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-11.15.53-PM.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Brad Peacock strikes out Austin Barnes to start 8th inning Share However, Logan Forsythe single to left field scoring two runs, and then the Astros missed an opportunity to throw out Forsythe trying to steal second, and that allowed Hernandez to score from third base.Through one inning LA leads 3-0.UPDATED 8:30Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has settled in on the mound after a rocky first inning allowed the Dodgers to take a 3-0 lead in Game Five. Keuchel retired the Dodgers in order in both the second and third innings. Unfortunately for Astros fans, LA starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been dominant. Kershaw has allowed just one hit, a leadoff single by DH Evan Gattis in the bottom of the third. Gattis was immediately retired when Marwin Gonzalez hit into a double play.Through three innings LA leads 3-0.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29224543/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-10.30.57-PM.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Catcher Brian McCann grounds out to end 6th inning. Game Five of the World Series was supposed to be a pitchers duel between to of the game’s best. Instead, the Astros won 13-12 in ten innings. Clayton Kershaw was taking the mound for Los Angeles. He’s a seven-time All Star, three time Cy Young award winner (the award goes to the best pitcher in the American or National League) and the 2014 National League MVP. The Astros were countering 2015 American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel. Both pitchers were allowing three runs or less per nine innings in the 2017 post season.However, Game Five didn’t go according to script. Instead the Dodgers jumped to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning. They added another in the fourth and looked like they were going to cruise back to Los Angeles with an easy victory. Not so fast my friend.Six times during the course of the game, one team scored at least three runs in an inning. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says the excitement became exhausting.“There’s a lot of pressure on you when you’re out there and you want to win a game and you want to win the World Series. So, hopefully we can win one more game, and then take a break because this is hard on me,” said Correa.The Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. Three of the runs came on a Yuli Gurriel home run.The Dodgers scored three more runs in the fifth inning. The Astros matched them. The Dodgers scored a run in the seventh. The Astros took their first lead of the game by scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh. That three run lead looked comfortable, even in the eighth inning when LA scored a run, because the Astros also scored a run in the eight. Then came the ninth.A crowd which had been standing and cheering all game was ready for the final three outs and a comfortable win. Instead the Dodgers scored three runs to tie the game.Finally in the bottom of the tenth inning. Catcher Brian McCann was hit by a pitch and went to first. He was moved to second when George Springer drew a walk. That brought Alex Bregman to the plate. Bregman hit the first pitch to left center field to score Derek Fisher, who pinch ran for McCann when he got to second base. Finally after more than five hours the Astros finished their final game of the season at Minute Maid Park by sending the home fans happy.Second baseman Jove Altuve told the media post game the Astros were not about to give up.“We came back twice, and we took the lead. They tied the game and we did it again. So, this is the team we are, this is the team we’ve been all season long. And I’m really proud of every single guy in that clubhouse because tonight everybody did something to help us win the game,” Altuve said.The victory, and maybe even more specifically, the exciting nature of the game  was fitting. Much has been made about Houston’s relationship with its baseball team. The Astros donned #HoustonStrong patches on their jerseys immediately after Hurricane Harvey. Coaches and players said it was important that they do something to help those who suffered because they had been encouraged by their fans.Astros fan Mike Dunlap says the three games in Houston provided the fans a diversion they needed. “It gives the city something to rally behind after knowing, every person in this stadium has somebody was personally affected by the storm,” said DunlapFor Jamie Phillips it was more than an escape from thoughts of her recently flooded neighborhood, and she’s grateful her friend brought her to the game. “It’s on my bucket list and I’m turning 40, so I was like, Oh my God she’s literally marking a box for me,” Phillips says.The friend who brought her, Carlin Dunphy, also brought her eleven year old son to Game Five because she knew he’d remember the experience. Considering the game is being discussed as one of the best in World Series history by media, he’ll have a memory he can cherish.The series moves back to Los Angeles for Game Six on Tuesday.  The Astros had better hope they’re much more successful against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. The Texas native allowed just three hits, one run while striking out eleven Astros batters in LA’s 3-1 win in Game One of the World Series.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29195420/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-5.12.29-PM.mp400:0000:0000:27Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dodgers “personality” Justin Turner “stretches” before Game 5. Sunday night with the Series tied at two wins apiece, All Star Dallas Keuchel allowed three first inning runs to the Dodgers. Center fielder Chris Taylor started the game by delivering a single up the middle. After Keuchel struck out Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez both walked to load the bases. The Dodgers Game Four hero, first baseman Cody Bellinger, followed Turner with a strikeout and the Astros were an out away from getting out to the inning without allowing a run.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29195445/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-29-at-7.38.23-PM.mp400:0000:0000:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dallas Keuchel strikes out Dodgers Cody Bellinger Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel then came to the plate with runners on second and third. Gurriel quickly deposited a Kershaw pitch off the stadium’s left field windows above the Crawford Boxes, and the score was tied at four after four innings.How’s everybody’s heart rate? 😅 pic.twitter.com/qlCTgPlMnP— Houston Astros (@astros) October 30, 2017last_img read more

2 Sep

Are Mounted Police Units Still Necessary

first_img Listen Erin Tobz via TwitterOn August 3, 2019, two Galveston Police officers led Donald Neely by rope after arresting him for allegedly trespassing. The action was criticized widely. 00:00 /08:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img Earlier this month, a photo began circulating of two Galveston police officers mounted on horseback leading a handcuffed African-American man down the street by rope.The picture sparked immediate controversy, and Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale released a statement apologizing to the handcuffed man, Donald Neely. He stated he felt the “officers showed poor judgment,” and that they should have waited for a vehicle unit to transport Neely from the location of his arrest.Of course, mounted police have been around since the days before the automobile. But now, there are much more advanced modes of transportation that themselves have been around for more than a century.So, are mounted police units still necessary in 2019? What purposes do they serve and what are their pros and cons?In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks it over with Dr. Mitchel Roth, a criminal justice professor from Sam Houston State University who specializes in the history of law enforcement. X Sharelast_img read more

31 Aug

France gets a framed taste of religious India

first_imgPoignant photos capturing the essence of Udaipur, its beautiful heritage buildings, natural beauty and particularly the expressions of religion by people of different faiths, are currently on display in Strasbourg, France.Clicked by French photographer Albert Huber, the photos are part of a month-long exhibition of pictures that showcases the sacred in the cities of Udaipur and Strasbourg.Titled ‘Seeking the Sacred’, the exhibition is the outcome of an exchange pact inked between the two cities. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘In the historical Udaipur, I am the happy photographer. I photographed the narrow streets and living and the baroque palaces in their bountiful natural beauty,’ says Huber.The photographer who was in Udaipur in April this year says, ‘I photographed the extraordinary royal palace, the  women in a temple, the Protestants celebrating Good Friday in church and Muslims offering prayers at a mosque.’ Juxtaposing Huber’s pictures are those by Anuradha Sarup who photographed the sacred rituals of people in Strasbourg. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘The city is one of France’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities. I captured on film the Pre-Easter ceremonies. I also shot the mosque there, which is the second largest mosque in France,’ says Sarup.The lenswoman who spent 10 days in the French city says it was a challenge for her to capture the ‘sacred’ through the historical cultural and religious identities of its people.‘Like Udaipur Strasbourg, an ancient European settlement has a living heritage. The city and its people have adapted beautifully to changing times,’ says Sarup. The photo exhibition is an activity under the Joint Co-operation Programme (JCP) signed between Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, UNESCO, the Udaipur Municipal Council, the city of Strasbourg and Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur for three years from 2011.The pact aims to strengthen Udaipur’s knowledge base, develop a framework and undertake activities to preserve its heritage and develop international collaboration and partnerships for heritage-based projects in the Rajasthan city.‘The exhibition will open new avenues of understanding between people and provide access to various artists of different faiths. It will inspire creativity and stimulate international research digital knowledge exchange,’ says Mayank Gupta, Deputy Secretary, MMCF.The photo exhibition is part of a festival, which celebrated sacred music from over the world. The three-day ‘Sacred Days of Strasbourg’ inaugurated on May 23 with Hindu and Buddhist chants saw performances from 10 countries.After the exhibition closes on June 18 in Strasbourg it is scheduled to travel to Udaipur later this year and be showcased at the City Palace Museum there.Meanwhile, French photographer Huber says, ‘There is a lot I received in Udaipur and a lot more calls me back.’last_img read more

30 Aug

The Hiroshima Maidens Survivors of the Atomic Bomb Underwent Plastic surgery in

first_imgIn war, the ones who suffer most are the innocent, ordinary people who don’t have the power to decide about the political questions. On August 6, 1945, when the people of Hiroshima woke up, they began the day just like any other. None of them imagined that they would pay the cost of their country’s war with their lives.Those who survived the attack woke up in a destroyed city, their loved ones dead, and themselves injured and deformed.Today, there are some 200 thousand survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki called “hibakusha.” Translated into English, it means “explosion-affected people.”Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right). Photo by Binksternet CC By SA 3.0Among the survivors, there were a special group of young teenage girls whose faces were severely disfigured, their skin melted off by the ferocious heat of the blast.Sadly, the physical and emotional trauma directly reflected on their future. Most of them weren’t lucky in finding a job, and marriage was out of the question.Some of them had missing eyes or noses while their bodies were covered in burns. They were ignored and despised by society, deemed as contagious and dangerous.This led to the creation of a support group later known as the Hiroshima Maidens. Around thirty girls joined forces in order to share their loneliness and experiences.Hiroshima in the aftermath of the bombing.They were growing but there was no hope that any of them would have the chance of a decent life. So the girls decided to undergo reconstructive surgeries.But, at the time, Japan’s surgery standards were poor and there weren’t many plastic surgeons who could reconstruct the girls’ faces.The only solution was to get the surgery done abroad, someplace safe, with good surgeons. The United States. However, none of the girls had the finances for such an operation.Hiroshima victim and sponsor having coffee. Photo by Getty ImagesKiyoshi Tanimoto, a Japanese Methodist minister who was educated in the U.S., wanted to help the Maidens and established the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. A two-year-long, laborious fundraising process began and many celebrities, including the Nobel laureate in literature, Pearl Buck, helped raise the donations.10,000 Room hotel that never had a guestIn 1953, Tanimoto corresponded with the U.S. journalist and peace activist Norman Cousins to help the Hiroshima Maidens during the series of reconstructive surgeries at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.In May 1955, 25 young women arrived in New York from Hiroshima. A Quaker group arranged for them to stay with American host families.Their arrival was a highly publicized event. There was even a reality TV program hosted by Minister Tanimoto. It was named “This is Your Life,” and some of the girls shared their experiences. Many people joined the cause and supported it financially and morally, including the co-pilot of Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, Captain Robert Lewis.Hiroshima Maidens in the United States. Getty ImagesThe Hiroshima Maidens stayed 18 months in the U.S., during which time they underwent 125 surgeries for free. Their time in America wasn’t only about giving them the “proper” physical appearances, but they learned a lot about “their enemy.” In the frequent interviews they had, many of the women said that they felt so welcomed that they couldn’t believe that such a country was the enemy of Japan. At the same time, the women actively advocated for nuclear disarmament.Nurse serving lunch to patient. Getty ImagesMost of the Maidens managed to start new, prolific lives when they returned to Japan. One of them, Toyoko Morita, rose to fame as an acclaimed fashion designer after attending the Parsons School of Design.Read another story from us: The original Godzilla movie was a metaphor for the devastating effects of nuclear weaponsThe Hiroshima Maidens are just one example of a happy end to a tragic story. However, they were just an exception among the many who didn’t have any chance or hope after the nuclear attack.last_img read more

28 Aug

AACL does not pick up stray animals in LadysmithAACL does not pick

first_imgThe Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) would like to remind the community that they do not go out and pick up stray dogs and cats.The local municipality is in charge of picking up strays.Also read: Beware: Dog poisoning hits Ladysmith hard with ‘Two-Step’Many people are phoning the league and demanding that stray dogs be attended to. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite “We only go out and help abused and neglected animals,” says Annamarie Koen of the AACL.In addition, the league urges every animal owner to keep their pets in their yards at all times.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

27 Aug

Carestreams DR Systems Earn MD Buylines Highest Rating for Third Quarter 2015

first_img Related Content Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The company’s DRX-Revolution mobile X-ray system and its DRX-Evolution and DRX-Ascend systems scored high marks from healthcare providers for performance, reliability, installation and service quality.The DRX-Revolution was the highest rated portable system and Carestream also earned the highest rating in the DR (digital radiography) room category.MD Buyline’s reports are based on user satisfaction ratings in the following categories: system performance, reliability, installation/implementation, applications training, service response time and service repair quality.For more information: www.mdbuyline.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

17 Aug

Virgin Atlantic Winter Wonderland Fares to London

first_imgUpper Class – It’s all about enjoying the moment, from pick up to drop off.Whether you’re with us for business or pleasure, Upper Class makes your journey something to really look forward to.First off we take the stress out of travelling to and from the airport with our chauffeur driven car service at both ends of your journey.If you’re flying from London Heathrow T3, you can enjoy a streamlined serene start to your journey from our unique Upper Class Wing. After the personalised, dedicated check in, you’ll beat the queues and whizz through our Private Security Channel. Which means there’s more time to make the most of our award winning Clubhouse.Whichever of our worldwide Clubhouses you’re enjoying, when it’s time to fly we’ll let you know. Then you can just take your place onboard. With a generous leather seat that flips niftily into one of the longest flat beds in any business class, plus the space to relax, talk and enjoy delicious food and drink, we’ve got your next few hours covered. Virgin Atlantic www.virginatlantic.comVirgin Atlantic Winter Wonderland Fares to LondonVery special “Upper Class” fares to London return departing from Sydney from only $5,870* return.Offer ends 10 December, don’t delay, book now!Check your GDS for all conditions or call Virgin Atlantic on 1300 661 353Click here to download the fare sheet:   Winter Wonderland Trade Advice AU Virgin Atlanticbook and fly herecenter_img Source = Virgin Atlantic – World Aviation Systemslast_img read more

12 Aug

AfricaTollman familyTrafalgar

first_imgAfricaTollman familyTrafalgar Trafalgar has launched a dedicated Africa program that aims to connect travellers to the continent in an extra special way, given the company’s family connections to Africa. Marked as a pivotal moment in Trafalgar’s brand history, with its rich story around the family-owned and operated company with its roots firmly still in Africa, the new program pays homage to the Tollman family homeland. The Tollmans will open their hearts to share stories, secrets and hidden gems of their home, giving guests priceless travel opportunities. The program will consist of smaller group trips of up to 15 guests, with accomplished photographer and renowned African guide Mike Myers creating all the beautiful photography in the brochure.The program encompasses 9 countries, 10 handcrafted trips, three trip styles (Country Explorer, Regional Explorer, Mini Stay) with trips commencing December 2018 and January 2019. An early payment discount is available to guests who book and pay in full by 1 November, 2018, offering savings of up to 10% per trip.Guests will receive unrivalled access to the people and places behind the stories – with Trafalgar creating exclusive experiences for guests so they can live the good life in every destination they visit. Trafalgar’s unique Stays With Stories have created an exceptional, unrivalled African portfolio of opportunities for guests. The stunning 5 star The Oyster Box has hosted royalty, from the likes of Monaco’s royal couple on their honeymoon to King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and now Trafalgar guests will stay there too on the Best of South Africa trip.Trafalgar also aims to make a difference in Africa in many ways as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability with the various JoinTrafalgar initiatives along with The Travel Corporation’s TreadRight Foundation including wildlife initiatives, sustainable tourism practices and preserving and protecting all the communities that they visit. South Africa needs vital support as a result of ongoing water issues in Cape Town – South Africa Tourism has a goal to have 5 million visitors by 2020 – Trafalgar aims to help them achieve this. Trafalgar is working to help create more employment opportunities, whilst also protecting and preserving the destination.last_img read more

10 Aug

Related How to enjoy luxury holidays for a fractio

first_img RelatedHow to enjoy luxury holidays for a fraction of the price You don’t have to be a millionaire to travel like one. Here are our top travel hacks for those hoping to enjoy five-star luxury without the price tag.6 secrets of finding the best low cost flightsWe reveal our six savviest secrets, tried and tested by expert budget travellers, that will help you to find the best low cost flights. There are a few ways of finding low cost flights that everyone knows about – like using a flight comparison site such as Skyscanner, of course.…Six steps to supercharge your frequent flyer balanceIf you feel like you aren’t making the most out of all those air-miles then check out these tips to supercharge your frequent flyer balance. Snopes.com – rumour has it… How many times has someone you know come out with some ridiculous “fact” or story that is “definitely true” because they heard it (with their own ears) from the pet dog of an acquaintance’s second cousin, thrice removed?Or what about those annoying people who keep sending you forwarded emails about how Microsoft are testing a new mail system and will pay you hundreds of dollars for each friend you forward it to. Yes – unfortunately some people are this stupid and still seem to be propagating emails like this with the “can’t hurt!!!!” attitude.Thank god for Snopes.com. Run by a husband and wife team, this website is dedicated to detecting, dissecting and disproving myths, urban legends and old wives tales, including many travel myths such as “the purpose of the crash or brace position is to kill passengers quickly”. No it’s not. Or that “hotel key cards contain your credit card information so dishonest hotel staff can use them to steal your details”. Yeah Right.So next time an extremely dubious sounding story pops into your inbox, head over to Snopes.com to investigate, before you hit forward.See more websites of the weekReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more