Salah leads PL Team of the Week in final round of 2017

first_imgPremier League Premier League Team of the Week: Salah and Drinkwater star in final round of 2017 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:00 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Mohamed Salah Liverpool Leicester City EPL 12302017 Getty Images Premier League Liverpool AFC Bournemouth v Everton Chelsea v Stoke City Huddersfield Town v Burnley Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion Watford v Swansea City Liverpool v Leicester City Manchester United v Southampton Crystal Palace v Manchester City West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal Swansea City Everton Leicester City Manchester United AFC Bournemouth Stoke City Chelsea Huddersfield Town Burnley Brighton & Hove Albion Newcastle United Watford Southampton Manchester City Crystal Palace Arsenal West Bromwich Albion Positive results for Liverpool and Chelsea saw players from each side stand out as the Premier League said farewell to 2017last_img read more

Virginia Three Cities Announce End to Veteran Homelessness

first_imgVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Wednesday declared that his state has become the first to meet the federal definition of eliminating homelessness among military veterans.McAuliffe’s declaration means Virginia has no homeless veterans with the exception of those who have been offered housing but do not want it, reported the Washington Post. To meet the federal threshold, the state must find a home for a veteran within 90 days and have more homes available than the number of veterans identified as having no place to live.Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), joined McAuliffe in Richmond for the Veterans Day announcement, and praised the state for its accomplishment. Three other states recently said they are on track to end veteran homelessness shortly — Connecticut, New Mexico and Rhode Island.In his Veterans Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama highlighted Virginia’s achievement along with three cities that recently met the criteria for ending veteran homelessness — Las Vegas, Syracuse, N.Y., and Schenectady, N.Y.Those local efforts point to a broader effort among states and cities across the nation to get veterans off the streets. Veteran homelessness nationwide dropped by 36 percent from 2010 to January 2015, and unsheltered homelessness declined by nearly 50 percent, according to the White House. Those results are from the 2015 point-in-time count of homelessness across the country, which will be released next week by HUD.The administration had set a goal to end all veteran homelessness by the end of the year. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

OBITUARY Thomas P Coyne Jr 69

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Thomas P. Coyne, Jr., age 69, of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 9, 2018.Tom was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Broderick) Coyne, devoted father of Matthew R. Coyne & wife Courtney of Burlington, Andrew T. Coyne & wife Chantal of Wilmington and Meghan F. Coyne of Wilmington. Loving “Pop Pop” of Abigail Alice, Aubrey Frances, Parker Thomas, and Emma Rose. Cherished son of the late Thomas P. and Margaret (Tagen) Coyne, dear brother of Margaret Crowley & husband David of Melrose and Stephen Coyne & wife Nancy of Salem, NH. Tom is also survived by his mother-in-law Frances Broderick of Norwood as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.Thomas proudly served in the U. S. Navy.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

WhatsApp Nasscom join hands to fight fake news ahead of Lok Sabha

first_img Close Fake WhatsApp can potentially gain access to users’ personal data Facebook-owned WhatsApp in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation announced to work on improving digital literacy among youth in the country to curb the spread of the misinformation.It can be noted that the 2016 presidential election in the US courted controversy of involvement of Russian spy agencies with propaganda advertisements on social media channels particularly Facebook to voters and swing the electoral results in favour Donald Trump, which the latter says otherwise and insists there were no illegalities during pre-election campaign season.Now, India is heading towards Lok Sabha election, world’s biggest democratic exercise, in the second week of April with more than 900 million eligible citizens ready to cast the vote to choose the next prime minister of the country. The election campaign is already in full swing in the regions part of the phase one of the total seven, WhatsApp and Nasscom Foundation have pledged to impart digital literacy training to help tackle the challenge of misinformation. They aim to reach around 100,000 Indians with training to spot false information and provide tips and tricks to stay safe on WhatsApp.The co-created curriculum is said to help people be mindful about forwarding rumours. The training is said to include real-world anecdotes, tools that can be used to verify a forward and actions users can take like reporting problematic content to fact checkers and if need be to the law enforcement. WhatsApp in collaboration with NASSCOM will conduct special digital literacy programmes in several cities, towns and villages to educate people on how to fact-check news on the messenger app and social media platforms.REUTERSAware of the multiple diversity and languages, the curriculum will be offered in several regional languages of India.The first leg of the campaign will kick off on March 27 in Delhi with volunteers followed by cities, towns and villages. They are said to host training workshops for representatives from rural and urban along with roadshows across numerous educational institution.Nasscom Foundation will also make use of its own volunteer base to launch the ‘Each One Teach Three’ campaign that mandates every volunteer to share their knowledge with three more persons leading to a network effect. These volunteers will post their takeaways from the workshops on their social media handles to increase the reach of these safety messages. “We are excited to expand our partnerships with civil society to advance crucial digital literacy skills that can help combat misinformation share on WhatsApp. This training educates people throughout India to be mindful of the messages they receive and to verify the facts before forwarding,” Abhijit Bose, Head of India, WhatsApp, said in a statement.In a related development, Facebook-owned company is already testing a new reverse search feature in WhatsApp that will allow users to fact-check the image to know whether the forwarded images are fake or genuine. WhatsApp to bring Image search feature to curb fake news on its messenger appWABetaInfo (screen-shot)As per the image (above), we can see there is a new ‘Reverse Image Search’ feature and if you select yes, it will upload the forwarded image to the Google browser and match it with the vast visual data available on the Internet. This will apparently give you a clear idea whether the image is a morphed photo used to project a particular person (or a political party) is bad or a saviour of the country.As said before, the general election will be conducted in seven phases, starting from April 11 and continue till May 19, whereas the counting of votes will be held on May 23.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:20Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:16?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Zimbabwes next leader prepares to take power

first_imgZimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) gestures with a clenched fist to supporters flanked by his wife Auxilia at Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare. Photo: AFPZimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday where he received a hero’s welcome, telling crowds of supporters in Harare they were witnessing the start of a new democratic era.The 75-year-old will be sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony on Friday.It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him as vice president on November 6 over a succession tussle with the first lady, in a move which prompted the military’s intervention and eventually led to Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday.“Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding full democracy in our country,” he told hundreds of supporters, some wearing shirts emblazoned with his image.He arrived at the headquarters of the ruling ZANU-PF in a presidential-style motorcade surrounded by a large security detail.In the crowd, two young men held up stuffed crocodiles in a nod to Mnangagwa’s nickname, earned for his reputation for stealth and ruthlessness.‘All I want is job creation’“Great speech all round, can’t describe how I felt seeing him after what he went through. All I want is job creation,” said Remigio Mutero, 30, an unemployed IT graduate.The inauguration will be held at the 60,000-capacity National Sports Stadium and organisers have called on Zimbabweans “from all walks of life” to come and witness the “historic day”.Ruling party supporters will be bused to the ceremony from across Zimbabwe for the “once in a lifetime event”, said a ZANU-PF planning note.Mugabe’s iron grip ended Tuesday in a shock announcement to parliament, where MPs had convened to impeach the 93-year-old leader who had dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life for decades.He was last seen in public on Friday and gave a televised address on Sunday, but neither he nor his wife Grace has been seen since, with their whereabouts unknown.On the streets, news that his long and often brutal leadership was over sparked wild celebrations which lasted late into the night.Loosing the ‘democratic genie’A former key Mugabe ally, Mnangagwa had fled the country after his dismissal, saying he would not return without guarantees for his safety.His sacking was the result of an increasingly bitter succession battle with Grace Mugabe, who had been pushing to take over from her ageing husband.But critics describe Mnangagwa as a ruthless hard-liner, warning that he could prove just as authoritarian as his mentor.Peter Fabricius, an analyst at the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies said many opposition figures will be expecting Mnangagwa to establish a power-sharing government of national unity.“In toppling Mugabe, (the generals and Mnangagwa) also let the genie of democracy out the bottle, propelled by euphoria,” he wrote in a research note.“Trying to squeeze it back in may not be easy.”Addressing the economyMugabe’s resignation capped a chaotic week in which the military seized control and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets in an unprecedented show of dissent against Mugabe, who left behind an economy in ruins.“We hope to be able to access our money from the bank come December and the US dollar must come back,” said Talent Chamunorwa, 37, a brick seller.He was referring to Zimbabwe’s chronic shortage of cash and a mistrusted scheme for “bond notes” whose value is supposed to be linked to the US currency, but which trade at a significantly lower rate in reality.The state-run Herald newspaper said that “doors will now be open” for investment and job creation.“(Mnangagwa) was very blunt in his remarks about what we needed on the economic front: jobs, jobs, jobs… these must be real jobs, paying what they are worth,” The Herald said in a leading article on Thursday.Thanking the armyMugabe had ruled Zimbabwe almost unopposed since independence, eventually becoming the world’s oldest serving head of state.But efforts to position his 52-year-old wife Grace as his successor were his undoing.Although Mugabe’s fate remains unknown, the ZANU-PF has said he deserves to be treated with respect after leading the country for nearly four decades.Last week’s military takeover had all the hallmarks of a coup, but the generals stopped short of forcing Mugabe out, and Mnangagwa thanked army chief General Constantino Chiwenga during his speech on Wednesday.last_img read more

Up for some wisecracks

first_imgA media graduate, a soon-to-be lawyer and an ex-IT guy chartered different ways to eventually come together in what-they-call a closely knit English stand up community of India.  Gursimran Khamba, Sundeep Rao and Akshay Bd talk to Millennium Post about their brand of humour ahead of a performance in Delhi.  Gursimran, popularly known as Khamba, is the serious guy out of this lot. Serious? Comedy? You think that’s an oxymoron? Well, in Khamba’s case, it works and also, ruffles a few feathers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Khamba is a political satirist who takes digs at current affairs, politics and religion. Starting his career as a blogger in Delhi, he became an online sensation with his quirky takes on significant issues. His popularity made him known amongst English stand up comedians who were building a niche for their brand of comedy back in 2008-2009 in Delhi. When asked about the evolution of English stand up comedy in his view, he says, ‘Unlike  earlier, now you have a comedy calendar in metro cities. Like the independent music and film scene, comedy has taken an independent form over these years.’  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWith a post graduation degree in media and a successful career in stand-up comedy, what lies ahead for Khamba? Would the next big move be television? And pat comes the reply, ‘No!’ . He adds,’ I would like to stick to the internet. I have a podcast, All India Bakchod, up and running. We get to do extensive interviews with stand up comics like Raju Srivastav. Internet offers a lot of freedom that TV cannot. ‘Another blogger-cum-performer from Bengaluru, Sundeep Rao started his career in stand up comedy a year ago. With his undeniable comic aura he leapfrogged to Ash Chandler’s Ministry of Schtick in Mumbai in no time. Talking about his brand of humour, he says, ‘ I studied sociology in college. It reflects through my acts. Urban comedy with a witty take on human behaviour and society is what I usually do.’  Talking about a recent controversy, wherein a comedy channel was banned in India for 10 days, he says, ‘What’s the point of free speech? Anyway, I am sensitive towards the issues I pick up. I know there’s no funny way to talk about rapes and other social issues in society.’Next on our list is Akshaye Bd, a Brahmin from Bengaluru, studying last year of Law in Delhi.  Being Brahmin from Bengaluru itself is a subject for stand up comedy for Akshaye. He elaborates, ‘Our society overemphasizes the role of academic degrees in life. That leads to a lot of frustration.’ His anger finds an outlet in comedy. For him, it is a platform that keeps him satisfied because he gets to say things everybody thinks of but no one talks about.The three of them are grateful to Geliophobics Entertainment that keeps on organising more and more performances in the capital. With two to three performances every weekend, the trio believes that Delhi makes for a great avenue for stand up comedy in India.last_img read more

Electronic evidences crack murder case

first_imgKolkata: Three persons were convicted for murder at the Barrackpore Fast Track Court IV on Thursday. The court said this was a rare case, in which electronic evidences played a significant role to crack a conventional crime such as murder. The quantum of punishment will be announced on April 24.According to the Public Prosecutor Bibhas Chatterjee, in such cases witnesses play an important role during the trial process. But in this case electronic evidences were found to be helpful. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataStrangely, the Investigating Officer of the case, Kamal Krishna Chakraborty, had suddenly gone missing just before he had to appeared before the court. Later, after almost one-and-a-half month Chakraborty was found in a mental hospital. On January 20, 2018 afternoon, Abhishek Chowbey alias Prince, who was a minor, left his home at Puwasha Para in Jagaddal to attend tuition classes. Before leaving home, he told his mother Renu Devi that he was going to attend the classes with his friends. But Chowbey did not return home. Around 9:45 pm, on the same day, Chowbey’s brother-in-law Sushanta Shaw, who runs a dance school in Delhi, got a call from Chowbey’s mobile number. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe caller told him that he had kidnapped Chowbey and will release him for a ransom of Rs 10 lakh. On January 21, Chowbey’s mother lodged a complaint against in this regard at the Jagaddal police station. During the investigation the cops were able to trace Chowbey until his body was found in the Ganga river on January 30, last year. His body was fished out near Uttarpara and Shaw identified the body. After the autopsy examination, doctors said that he had been strangulated to death and later thrown into the water. Following the recovery of his body, police nabbed three accused persons with whom Chowbey went out on January 20. The trio identified as Md Wakil, Jahid Hussain, and Md. Sarfaraj are Jagaddal residents. Police found Chowbey’s mobile phone from one of the accused persons. During investigation, police officers came to know that Chowbey was killed on the day of his abduction. He was taken to Jubilee Bridge in Naihati and strangled to death. Later, his body was thrown into the river. But to prove that he was alive to get the ransom amount, accused persons had used his phone number and accessed his Facebook account through Chowbey’s mobile phone. During the trial prosecution Chatterjee submitted various evidences such as call details and mobile tower locations of Chowbey from the time he was missing. Also, the Internet Protocol (IP) address provided by the Facebook authority on the request from the police proved that the trio had accessed Chowbey’s Facebook profile to show that he was alive. On Thursday, magistrate Tapas Mitra of Fast Track Court IV in Barrackpore pronounced the trio guilty under sections 302 (murder), 201(destruction of evidence), 365 (kidnapping), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 34 (common intention) of IPC along with 66 (Hacking) 66C (online identity theft) of the Information Technology Act. Chatterjee being a cyber lawyer and public prosecutor has successfully done consecutive five convictions consecutively including this case.last_img read more