Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday commuted the death penalty of two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO gang-rape and murder case to “life term for a period of 35 years” on the grounds that there had been an inordinate delay in executing them.Purushottam Borate (38) and Pradeep Kokade (32) were to be executed on June 24, but the high court had said on June 21 that the execution should not take place until further orders. A division bench of Justices B P Dharmadhikari and Swapna Joshi on Monday allowed the petitions filed by the convicts seeking a stay on the execution of their death warrant. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We find that the delay in executing the death penalty in the present case was undue, inordinate and unreasonable,” the court said in its judgment. It added that the delay could have been avoided if the mercy petitions and the final execution were dealt with some sense of urgency. “We find that there has been undue and unexplained delay by both the state and Central government in processing the mercy petitions,” the court said. “Here we have to consider a case of two convicts who have to be hanged. When the protection of Article 21 of the Constitution of India (Right to life and personal liberty) is at stake then the Executive, Court of Law or the Governor and President of India stand at the same pedestal,” the court said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThus, delay by any arm of the state or the Central government would be against the fundamental rights of the convicts, it added. “It is clear that the actual execution of the death penalty is at the hands of the state government. The state government has to fix a date and obtain death warrant,” the judgment said. Thus, merely writing letters to the sessions court seeking for a date to be fixed for execution of the death penalty cannot be seen as compliance, it added. “In such a situation, we commute the death penalty to life term for a period of 35 years considering the time already spent by the petitioners in jail,” the court said in its judgement. The bench also berated the government for using old age methods like telegram and express letters for communication. We are in the 21st century and in this digital era, not resorting to devices such as email and telephones would be to deliberately delay the exercise or derail it,” the court said. The bench also noted that the convicts were kept in solitary confinement from 2012. The convicts’ lawyer, Yug Chaudhary, told reporters the court had said in the judgement that the duo should be in prison for a period of 35 years after taking into account the time already spent in jail and remission. On November 1, 2007, a Wipro BPO employee, who was then 22-year-old, got into the regular cab contracted by the company to report for her night duty in a Pune suburb. Cab driver Borate, accompanied by his friend Kokade, changed the route and took her to a remote place, where they raped and strangled her with her dupatta. They also disfigured her face. The duo was convicted and awarded death penalty by a sessions court in March 2012 for kidnapping, raping and murdering the woman. In September 2012, the high court confirmed the punishment and the verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court in May 2015.
WINNIPEG — A man has come forward saying he is the father of a newborn seen in a social media video being taken from its mother by police and social workers.A child protection hearing in Winnipeg today was adjourned for a week at a request by the man’s lawyer.The request was relayed by a lawyer representing the First Nations child and family services agency in charge of the baby.No participant in the hearing can be named under Manitoba law.The video of the newborn was broadcast live on Facebook by the woman’s uncle in January, and First Nations leaders have said it shows a child-welfare system biased against Indigenous people.In the video, the mother is sitting in a Winnipeg hospital bed cradling the two-day-old baby and crying before social workers and police take the child into care.Statistics from the Manitoba government show that newborn apprehensions occur, on average, about once a day and that about 90 per cent of kids in care are Indigenous.The Canadian Press
NEW YORK — Industrial conglomerate United Technologies is planning to break itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins.The company based in Farmington, Connecticut, scheduled a call with investors for Tuesday that it says is to announce its intention to separate into three companies.The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the new companies will house United Technology’s aerospace, building systems operations and Otis, a maker of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The building systems business includes the Carrier air conditioning and heating brand.On Friday, United Technologies said it received final regulatory approval for its deal for Rockwell Collins, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based maker of flight deck avionics, cabin electronics and cabin interiors.The Associated Press
Rabat – Moroccans living in Algeria are no longer entitled to permanent residence permit, which will be replaced by a renewable one. According to Tunisian news website Echorouk, both Moroccans and Tunisians will not be able to stay in Algeria for an unlimited period of time.The Algerian authorities have decided to replace the unlimited term residence permit with a temporary one that will be renewed every three months. The decision is justified by the alleged involvement of citizens of both countries in cases of terrorism and drug trafficking, organized crime and smuggling networks, Echorouk said. The same source added that the decision has already been taken on Monday by the Algerian Ministry of Interior and local communities.Nevertheless, an exception is made for Moroccans who are married to Algerian women or have children with an Algerian national. They will have to renew their residence permit every two years instead of every three months.
The top United Nations human rights official voiced concern today that the national stability plan passed by Afghanistan’s lower house of Parliament this week could lead to past serious human rights violations going unpunished, undermining efforts to secure long-term peace in the war-torn country. “Those responsible for serious human rights violations must be brought to justice,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said in a statement, calling on the Government to fulfil commitments it has already made to ensure effective justice. “This is vital both for this and future generations. “Experience has shown time and again that effective and durable national reconciliation must be based on respect for international human rights standards and the rule of law, and must not come at their expense,” she added, noting that according to the plan opponents who fought each other over the past 25 years should, in pursuit of national reconciliation, not be dealt with through legal and judicial channels. Ms. Arbour recalled that President Hamid Karzai last month publicly launched the Action Plan on Peace, Reconciliation and Justice with, among its objectives, the aim of ending impunity and ensuring that there will be no amnesty for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations. The plan, which also seeks to establish fair and effective justice procedures, in accordance with the principles of Islam, international law and transitional justice, to deal with such cases, is a commitment that Afghanistan has made, she said. “The voices of the victims must be heard and they have spoken out clearly for the culture of impunity in Afghanistan to end,” she added, calling the Government to vigorously continue implementing the Action Plan to meet the benchmark set in the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year blueprint for reconstruction that was signed with the country’s international partners at a conference in London last February. 2 February 2007The top United Nations human rights official voiced concern today that the national stability plan passed by Afghanistan’s lower house of Parliament this week could lead to past serious human rights violations going unpunished, undermining efforts to secure long-term peace in the war-torn country.
12 April 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Qatari capital, Doha, tomorrow to participate in the first meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya, where the opposition has taken up arms in a bid to oust the regime headed by Muammar al-Qadhafi. Mr. Ban will be accompanied by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, and the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya, Abdul Elah al-Khatib. The Contact Group was established following the London Conference on Libya of 31 March 2011.On Thursday, Mr. Ban will travel to Egypt to chair a meeting of regional organizations convened in an effort to ensure continued coordination of the international response to the crisis in Libya. The meeting will be held at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.Senior officials expected to attend include the League’s Secretary-General, Amre Moussa; the Chairman of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping; the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu; and Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.On Friday, the Secretary-General will start an official trip that will take him to the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia.In Prague, the Czech capital, he will meet with President Václav Klaus, Prime Minister Petr Necas and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg.Mr. Ban will then proceed to Budapest, Hungary, for talks with President Pál Schmitt, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister János Martonyi. He is also scheduled to give a public lecture at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the challenges ahead for the UN.In Ukraine, the Secretary-General will participate in the “Kiev Summit on Safe and Innovative Use of Nuclear Energy.” He has stressed the need to reassess the international emergency response framework and the nuclear safety regime, and the summit will serve as a useful forum for those topics.During his stay in Ukraine, Mr. Ban will also visit Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, accompanied by President Victor Yanukovych. He will also meet with the Foreign Minister, Konstyantyn Gryshchenko.The last stop on the Secretary-General’s itinerary will be in the Russian capital, Moscow, where he will hold talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other officials. He will also call on Patriarch Kirill I, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Women and young girls were afraid to leave the camps in some areas, and fighting continued to put civilians at risk in various places, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) spokesman José Luis Díaz told reporters in Geneva in a briefing on the findings of agency monitors in Darfur during November.As an example of the ongoing conflict he cited the launching of 18 mortars by Government forces into the village of Masteri in West Darfur in response to an attack from that region. The UN has called the conflict the world’s worst current humanitarian crisis, in which nearly 1.7 million people have been displaced and Janjaweed militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers after the rebels took up arms last year to demand a greater share of the economic resources of the area the size of France.Attacks and counter-attacks have continued despite accords signed in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on 9 November between the Government and two rebel groups – the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – aimed at improving the humanitarian and security situation.Mr. Díaz said IDPs continued to distrust and fear the police and that widespread impunity continued, with reports that police still refused to record complaints of attacks. Armed Janjaweed militia and the Popular Defence Forces continued to roam throughout Darfur, contributing to the sense of insecurity. In South Darfur, there was an escalation in the number of forced relocations of IDPs.He added that during the reporting period, there were apparently no arrests or trials of members of the Janjaweed. There were also reports of cases of abduction of civilians by the rebel Sudan Liberation Army in West Darfur.
DETROIT – If you bought a new vehicle this year, chances are high it was white or silver.Twenty-two per cent of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint, making it the most popular colour worldwide. Silver is close behind, at 20 per cent, followed by black at 19 per cent. Gray and red follow to round out the top five.White is the most popular colour for the second year in a row after overtaking silver in 2011. The annual rankings are compiled by automotive paint supplier PPG Industries Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company that provides paints to General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., BMW AG and others.The rankings are skewed somewhat by the large number of pickup trucks on the market. Trucks accounted for 55 per cent of North American production in the first eight months of this year, according to Ward’s, which compiles automotive data. One in four pickups produced is white because business owners often use them as work trucks and paint logos on them. By comparison, 19 per cent of midsize cars made in North America are white.White, which was also popular in the 1980s, is making a comeback as a modern, high-tech colour thanks in part to Apple Inc.’s all-white stores and glossy white gadgets, said Jane Harrington, PPG’s manager of colour styling for car companies. Manufacturers are also making more varieties of white, from the flat, bright white on many vans to the pearly cream of luxury SUVs.Silver also rose in popularity as a high-tech colour starting in the 2000s, and remains especially popular choice in Asia. It remains in vogue because it highlights every angle of a car, Harrington said.“Silver looks great on any design,” Harrington said.White and other “safe” colours â€” silver, grey and black â€” also got more popular during the economic downturn, as buyers stopped leasing and bought vehicles they expected to hold on to for much longer, said Michelle Killen, GM’s lead colour designer for exterior paints. They were leery of some of the more daring colours on the market, like the magenta available on the Ford Fiesta or the bright orange on the Scion iQ.“Buyers want to purchase a colour they won’t grow tired of over an extended period of time,” Killen said.Colour preferences vary by geography. You’ll find more red vehicles in North America. Black and grey overtake silver in popularity in Europe. Drivers in Asia like tan and gold but not green. Only about 7 per cent of cars in every region are blue.PPG, which also develops paints for cellphones, laptops, airplanes and houses, bases its automotive paints on trends it sees in fashion, interior design and other areas. Harrington saw a lot of purple at a recent home colour show in Paris, for example, so she helped develop a purplish grey paint for cars. PPG starts showing paints to carmakers three or four years ahead of a model’s release, and automakers settle on colours two or three years before a model goes on sale.Harrington predicts customers will see more browns and oranges over the next two years, especially on luxury cars. Brown â€” which reminds people of leather or a rich cup of coffee â€” evokes luxury around the world. Earthy colours are also appealing to drivers concerned about the environment.As for the 2015 and 2016 model years, PPG is showing 64 future colour options to automakers this week. Among those are Al Fresco, a silver metallic with a green tint; Glacier, an icy grey with a violet blue tone; and Elixir, a metallic mixture of silver and magenta. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 10, 2012 5:32 am MDT White, silver remain the top vehicles colours worldwide in 2012
“On the ground, continued and unpredictable escalations of hostilities aggravate the climate of insecurity,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo told the 15-member Security Council.She said the recent so-called Harvest Ceasefire and Back to School Ceasefire – negotiated by representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – clearly showed that the impact of conflict on civilians could be drastically reduced with “sufficient political will and genuine commitment.”“We continue to call upon the parties to ensure the full and immediate implementation of the ceasefire agreements and exercise utmost restraint to protect the civilian population,” she stated, urging an immediate withdrawal of heavy weapons from populated areas and protection of civilian infrastructure.In her briefing, Ms. DiCarlo also drew attention to reports of increased tensions in the Sea of Azov and underscored the importance of the Minsk Agreements, endorsed by the Security Council, for a negotiated peace in eastern Ukraine.“[We urge] all parties to avoid any unilateral steps that could deepen the divide or depart from of the spirit and letter of the Minsk Agreements,” she said, noting in particular the 11 November so-called “leadership” elections announced by separatists of the self-described “Donetsk people’s republic” and “Luhansk people’s republic”.“Despite Ukraine’s objections, media report that preparations are still going ahead,” she added, recalling that the agreements address election-related matters “as part of a comprehensive package.”“Any such measures, taken outside Ukraine’s constitutional and legal framework, would be incompatible with the Minsk Agreements,” she stressed, calling upon all parties to “recommit” to their full implementation and help usher in peace and stability to all of Ukraine.Severe funding shortage affecting humanitarian response Also briefing the Security Council, Ursula Mueller, the Deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that over 3.5 million people across the region continue to rely on humanitarian assistance and protection.Challenges, however, persist for relief actors, she continued, noting “unpredictable” access to areas in need as well as severe shortages of funds.“I appeal to the donors to increase their support for consolidating these humanitarian gains, especially with Ukraine’s harsh winter fast approaching,” she said, stressing that UN agencies and humanitarian partners will continue to work to assist Ukraine’s displaced and conflict-affected people.In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine went from political crisis, to violent confrontation and, later became a full-scale conflict in the east, which has claimed the lives of over 3,000 civilians so far.In April, the Russian Federation annexed and occupied the Crimean Peninsula, and according to the UN human rights office, OHCHR, “continues to apply its laws in violation of international humanitarian law.”The crisis has also engulfed the highest proportion of elderly people in the world of any conflict-zone, more than 30 per cent.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMotorcyclist dies in Better Hope accidentAugust 28, 2017In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed in ECD accidentDecember 7, 2018In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed in early morning accidentNovember 3, 2014In “Crime” A resident of Golden Grove, East Coast of Demerara (ECD), is presently nursing head injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he lost control of his motorcycle in the wee hours of today (Saturday, August 24, 2019), and was thrown into a nearby ditch.The accident occurred sometime around 04:40h on the Montrose Public Road, ECD.Reports reaching INews reveal that the injured man, Anthoney Murphy, who is believed to be in his late 30’s, was proceeding east along Montrose Public Road, which is closed and currently under construction, when he lost control of his motorcycle and ended up in the drains.The motorcyclist received injuries to his head and was rushed to the city hospital by an ambulance which was summoned to the scene. He has been admitted and is undergoing treatment.Meanwhile, a police source explained that the area has the necessary caution signs erected to alert drivers of the road works but noted that Murphy failed to comply with same.
Hawk Measurement America and FLO-CORP have agreed to merge in a deal that will bring together leading manufacturers and suppliers of advanced process instrumentation and cloud-based monitoring technology.The combined entity is now a complete flow, level, and asset monitoring solutions provider, the companies said.Over the past three decades, both companies have worked to develop best-in-class products and design advanced technologies capable of providing solutions for even the most difficult applications.Hawk has developed and manufactured level measurement equipment based on different technologies such as, acoustic wave, ultrasonic, microwave, radar, flotation cell level monitoring, and fibre optic sensing, while FLO-CORP is behind the CONNEX 3D™ – the industry’s first cloud-based process cellular monitor that communicates to field and host devices via RS485, then transmits wirelessly through cellular data transmission to a cloud-based server.The merger is a natural progression of the two companies’ focus on providing customers complete solutions to reduce costs, mitigate risks and increase business agility, the companies said.Jack Evans, President of Hawk Measurement, said: “HAWK and FLO-CORP are merging to increase our already high commitment to our customers by bringing the most innovative products to market and establish a manufacturing base in the Americas. This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, and our customers.”He added: “By combining HAWK’s award-winning measurement technology, together with FLO-CORP’s measurement monitoring solutions within a subscription-based platform, we are increasing our ability to provide unmatched customer support, innovative technologies and system solutions.”The combined company is privately held and will operate under the HAWK brand. Les Richards will remain CEO of Hawk Measurement Systems, with Evans retaining his role. Dave Grumney, CEO of FLO-CORP, will become VP of Sales for Hawk Measurement.Richards said: “The merging of Hawk Measurement and FLO-CORP is a merging of like-minds and philosophies, with the clear goal of increasing our capabilities to help our customers’ results, having available any level measurement, flow, process data collection, remote information distribution, and fibre based sensing solutions.“This merger will further facilitate a broader product portfolio, technical knowledge, and support infrastructure. Together we will lead the way in providing industry required solutions, reliably and simply.”Grumney added that the combined company will be able to “fuel innovation” and provide services to its customers that will make an immediate impact to their bottom line.“Together we will lay down a new level of customer experience that will provide comprehensive solutions with the right field measurements, data analytics to data anywhere with the industry leading Global Enterprise Data Cloud,” he said.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram For the sixth year in a row, the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation called on students of all ages to participate in an open competition and submit their works of art or writing inspired by the WWII Greek campaign.More than 300 entries were submitted by Friday 12 September, while last Sunday an award ceremony took place at the historical site located in Domain Gardens.Winners were announced in front of a large crowd of teachers, their fellow students, and family members.Cash prizes from $50 to $250 were awarded, while all contestants received a Certificate of Participation and a badge. The purpose of the annual competition held by the Australian Memorial Foundation is to commemorate all Australian and Greek soldiers who fought side by side during WWII.“We wish to thank all who participated, over 300 students, the schools, sponsors, and Mr George Kavouklis, for supporting through the Educational Affairs of the Greek Consul Generals Office”, president Steve Kyritsis OAM said on behalf of the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation.THE PRIZE-WINNING STUDENTS Jorges Andriopoulos Lucas Emmanouil Jamie Xenos Alexander Gardiner George Nikolitsis Alyssa Angelis Alexandros Pilalides Marcus Sideridis Zoe Vlahos Allegra Curnow Emma Sideridis Rafaella Nerouppos Victoria Turewicz Phoenix Kostoulias Athan Vlahogiannis Floria Takos Ephea Harisis Brigitta Poulos Olympia Tsirtsakis Demi Drakopoulos Christiana Karasavidis Katerina Tsaousis Christina Katatrioti Nikolaos Floros Anastasia Moutsos Eirini Souli
WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.Harris, who grew up in Oakland, California, and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democrats to join what is expected to be a crowded field. She made her long anticipated announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”“I am running for president of the United States,” she said. “And I’m very excited about it.”The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign as she announced her bid. “They’re the values we as Americans cherish, and they’re all on the line now,” Harris says in the video. “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.”On ABC, she cited her years as a prosecutor in asserting: “My entire career has been focused on keeping people safe. It is probably one of the things that motivates me more than anything else.”Harris launched her presidential bid as the nation observes what would have been the 90th birthday of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The timing was a clear signal that the California senator— who has joked that she had a “stroller’s-eye view” of the civil rights movement because her parents wheeled her and her sister Maya to protests — sees herself as another leader in that fight.
Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 24, 2017 – The latest tragedy involving a Haitian sloop where as many as eight are now reported drowned after their boat capsized on Tuesday morning (January 24, 2017)has brought national security partners to the table and to the media.A press conference to address the nagging, expensive and sometimes deadly problems of border control is called late today by TCIG in an effort to share with the General Public thoughts on this long standing issue.While reports to media last week by the new PDM Government are that spending is significantly down when it comes to repatriation; it is also known that interceptions are also down as boats have on far too many occasions now eluded the coastal radar detection and have made landfall.Many illegal Haitians who arrive on shore, the count is undetermined, are never captured despite significant investment in manpower hours for searches and rescues.The press conference will be held tomorrow January 25, 2017 at the Hilly Ewing Building which houses the Office of the Premier and will include the Governor, His Excellency Dr. John Freeman; the Premier Hon Sharlene Robinson and Deputy Premier Hon Sean Astwood and the Commissioner of Police, James Smith.(Photo from Office of Premier facebook page – opening of legal year 2017)#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA
The owners of O’Brady’s Drive-In restaurant expect to close the business for good at 7 p.m. Saturday to make way for a highway project through the popular burger stand’s site at the Dollars Corner intersection near Battle Ground.The restaurant at 7111 N.E. 219th St. has been owned by Susie Brady and her family since 1974. It is unclear how many employees will be affected by the closure. The Washington State Department of Transportation condemned the site earlier this year to make way for its $88 million project to widen state Highway 502 from Interstate 5 to Battle Ground.The project also could affect 27 other businesses and 30 homes in the area. O’Brady’s sits on a quarter-acre site at the corner of Northeast 219th Street, which is also Highway 502, and Northeast 72nd Avenue. The small restaurant and property were assessed for $180,050 in 2012 for 2013 property taxes, according to Clark County’s Community Development Department.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Southwest Miami-Dade home was engulfed in flames, Monday morning.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived to the home, near Menores Avenue and LeJeune Road, to find heavy smoke billowing from the house.Fire rescue crews battled the fire for almost two hours before containing the flames.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are a couple of recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Astros vs. Pirates on Wednesday, April 23, 2019 at Boutwell FieldThe Astros started the year off on the right foot, getting contributions from every single player! John Roofe and Tony Cummings were outstanding on the mound starting off the game, each striking out four in two innings. Cael Considine and Joe Fennelly were just as strong, striking out three in each of their innings. Considine was on base three times, scoring two runs. Roofe, Fennelly, and Andrew Santo scored as well. The team was busy on the basepaths all game as Roofe (2), Santo, Cummings, and Kevin Pruslin all had hits. Connor Jaimeson, Kyle Price and Owen Wills also found ways to get on base. Patrick Moriarty, Fennelly, and Dylan Costantiello did a great job catching two innings each. The Astros strong fielding was critical in limiting the Pirates’ offense as Jake Gryglik and Aidan Raposa were two of many players who made plays or were well-positioned to limit the Pirates from taking extra bases. It was a very encouraging start to the season for the team! The Pirates put forth a strong effort in their first game despite the loss. Their pitching performances, which were comprised of Spencer Walker, Aiden Harris, and Jackson Cipolle, were stellar. In addition, the team’s defensive play, spearheaded by the two catchers, Max Glazer and Max Snapausky, was great. The key offensive play was when Spencer Walker broke up the shutout in the 5th inning by singling home Adam Ientile. The coaches were very proud of each and every one of the boy’s efforts and look forward to coaching them this season.AAA: Astros vs. Giants on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Boutwell FieldThe Giants came to play on an unseasonably cold Saturday night. Gavin Burke set the tone with some great starting pitching. They held off an early scoring threat with a nice defensive play at third by Colin Dwyer. The solid defense continued with plays by Luke Hurley and Brendan Cohen. Charlie Chioccariello had a stellar day behind the plate working with Damian DiCenso who was bringing the heat on the mound. On the base paths, Pierce Silveria and Caden Merritt were showcasing their speed scoring runs for the Giants. The Astros were able to stay warm enough to accomplish quite a bit themselves. Jake Gryglik and Patrick Moriarty pitched two solid, resilient innings each. They combined to strike out five and make four plays at the mound, really helping their own causes. Moriarty and Andrew Santo each caught two great innings. Joe Fennelly lead the offense with a single, double, and stolen base. Santo blasted a double into the gap scoring two while Owen Wills, Kevin Pruslin, and Gryglik each added singles. Cael Considine, John Roofe, Aidan Raposa, Connor Jamieson, and Kyle Price also got on base and each of them scored as well. Jamieson added the team’s other stolen base. Tony Cummings was on base twice and made a great play at shortstop. Pruslin had an unassisted putout at third base and a nice play at second. Fennelly and Roofe were two of many others playing great defense. The teams (and fans) then went off to thaw.(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”
Kotzebue Sound is changing and beluga hunters are facing new competition. Researcher Manuel Castellote at the Alaska Fisheries Center placed underwater microphones in the Sound. Instead of belugas he found the source of the problem — killer whales.Download AudioOrcas. Photo: Christopher Michel via Flickr Creative Commons.“It turns out when we look at our data what we found was mainly killer whales. So that’s why the project quickly became a killer whale project.”Things have gotten so bad in Kotzebue Sound that belugas there don’t sing out as much as they do elsewhere. Researchers suspect the belugas are afraid killer whales will find them and eat them…“…because they know that if they are happy they will hear them and they might be predated. So they try to be silent.”As in so many areas in the Arctic, changes are happening more quickly than further south. In Kotzebue Sound the seabirds that used to eat fish have declined while those eating plankton have increased.
Akshay Kumar, Kangana RanautVarinder ChawlaKangana Ranaut’s behaviour with a journalist at Judgementall Hai Kya song launch event had led the Entertainment Journalists Guild of India (EJG) to impose a ban on the actress from any coverage across all media platforms. While actors like Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra had placed forward their opinions about the entire fiasco, Akshay Kumar too has now broken his silence on the issue.When Akshay Kumar was asked about the ongoing controversy between Kangana and the media, the Khiladi actor resonated Sidharth Malhotra’s words and said that it was very unfortunate thing to happen.”I would like to reiterate what Sidharth Malhotra had said earlier that the relationship between the media and actors is a very close relationship like that of a husband and wife who fight and get angry. I hope this thing (Kangana and media spat) gets resolved because we need you (media) a lot. That’s what I feel because things that we want to convey to the audience, we are able to do that because of you and vice versa. I feel it’s very unfortunate but I feel things get sorted out,” Akshay Kumar told reporters at the trailer launch of Mission Mangal in Mumbai.Rishi Kapoor too has addressed the issue and said that though he agrees with Kangana’s views to a certain degree, he doesn’t agree with everything that she says. Amitabh Bachchan too had given Kangana a reality check through a cryptic tweet saying that superiority doesn’t come from birth but from one’s qualities. EJG has boycotted Kangana from media coverage until she issues a public apology for everything that transpired between her and a journalist at Judgementall Hai Kya song launch event.Kangana, however, not just only refused to apologise to the section of the media but also slammed them in a video message calling them as ‘termites’, ‘pseudo’, ‘traitors’ and ‘tenth-fail’.