Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna charged with assault has case put over

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna, who is charged with assault, had his case put over for three weeks at a brief court hearing today.Osuna was not present at the hearing and will have his lawyer return to court on his behalf on Aug. 1.The 23-year-old closer was arrested in May in connection with what his lawyer Domenic Basile has called an alleged domestic incident. Basile has said his client intends to plead not guilty.The Mexico native is currently serving a 75-game unpaid suspension, due to end Aug. 4.Major League Baseball initially put Osuna on paid administrative leave, which Basile has said was being renewed on a week-to-week basis.The league then imposed the suspension in late June, retroactive to the date of Osuna’s arrest, saying in a press release he had violated its policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.The Blue Jays have said they support the league’s decision.Osuna, who earns $5.3 million per year, appeared in 15 games for the Jays earlier this season.last_img read more

Live competitive painting championship hits TO

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Art Battle gives a whole new meaning to ‘painting the town red.’If you’re looking to hang out with friends while drinking and listening to music, you might want to take a break from the usual patio spots or summer concert scene to check out something new – like live competitive painting.Well, the idea isn’t necessarily new, since Art Battle was created in Toronto in 2009, but the artists in action during this week’s 2016 Art Battle National Championship are truly the best from the live painting world. They’ve qualified through local city events and regional finals across Canada, and they’ll be battling for the championship title on Thursday, July 21 at The Great Hall in Toronto. Login/Register With: Twitter “These painters can create near-studio quality work in 20 minutes,” says Art Battle co-founder Chris Pemberton. “It’s just mind-blowing. We’ve seen thousands of paintings now, and we’re continuously surprised.”The tournament features three 20-minute rounds, with audience members voting for their favourite art pieces at the end of each round. The 15 Canadian regional champs – plus a wild card winner selected at a preview event happening the night before – are split between the first two rounds. Then, the top two winners from each of the first two rounds face off in a four-way contest in the final round.In a sense, Art Battle combines elements from concerts, reality shows and theatrical performances – and then packages the whole thing in an artistic sheen. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

‘AAP to support any non-BJP formation in the Centre’

first_imgNEW DELHI: Day after the election ended in Delhi, the AAP decided a meeting of the top leaders in this week to decide the post-poll action. The sources in the party confirmed that the AAP is in consensus that the party will support non-BJP in the Centre.”We have maintained that this time our fight is against the Modi-Shah regime and we the senior leaders of the parties will decide on the plan soon. We will support any non-BJP formation in the Centre but they have to accept our demand for giving Delhi full statehood,” said a senior leader. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe demand for the full statehood was the key demand of the AAP and the party fought the election with this demand. The AAP is also in touch with the regional parties like Trinamool and TDP among others. “The leaders like Mamata Banerjee and Chandra Babu Naidu have already assured us that they are with us in support of the demand of the full statehood.” said a senior leader. The AAP senior leaders also asserted that the party learned that there would be a lesser possibility of a party with a single majority to form a government in the Centre. Recently in an exclusive interview to the Millennium Post, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “In this election, AAP’s MPs will play a key role in forming the government. Many opposition parties have already supported our demand and the alliance of these parties will form the government in the Centre this time, therefore, we will not face any issues in passing the bill on full-statehood.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDelhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal last week said he would support Congress president Rahul Gandhi as a prime ministerial candidate if he supported full statehood for the national capital. “Whichever party forms the next government, excluding the BJP, will have AAP’s support only if it supports AAP on the issue of full statehood for Delhi,” he said last week. However, the AAP chief earlier also said Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be responsible if Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns to power after the Lok Sabha polls.last_img read more

Moroccan F16s Undertake 20 Missions Against ‘Islamic State’: British Magazine

Rabat – Moroccan F16s had undertaken around 20 missions against the Islamic State, according to a British magazine.Moroccan F16 warplanes in the US-led coalition against the terrorist organization the Islamic State (IS) for missions in Iraq and Syria had reportedly undertaken at least 20 missions.According to British magazine Air Forces monthly, the six Royal Air Force F16s deployed to the United Arab Emirates by early December and by early January had undertken around 20 missions against Islamic State targets in both Syria and Iraq. According to the New York Times, Morocco was the latest Arab nation to respond to an American appeal for more power, sending several F-16s to the fight against the so-called the Islamic State.The Moroccan F-16 fighters will be targeting fixed sites like military headquarters, communications centers, oil refineries, training camps, troop barracks and weapon depots, added the NY Times. read more

Lebanon UN investigates large cache of explosives found near Israel

8 January 2010United Nations peacekeepers, in close coordination with the Lebanese army, are investigating a significant cache of explosives found in southern Lebanon near Israel, the latest such incident in an area where Israel and Hizbollah militants fought a 34-day war in 2006. A patrol from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) found the explosives on 26 December south of El Khiam after they had first noticed suspicious movement by five people, who then fled as they approached, spokesman Martin Nesirky told a news briefing today. The investigation to identify the precise nature of the explosives and the circumstances under which they were found at the location is continuing. “We must await the findings of the investigation before we can make any final assessment and conclusion,” Mr. Nesirky said. Last October there were two series of explosions in southern Lebanon. Other incidents included the firing of rockets into Israel as well as repeated Israeli over-flights of Lebanon, both of these violations of Security Council resolution 1701 of 2006, which calls for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah, respect for the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, disarming of militias and an end to arms smuggling. In an October report, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called disbanding militias in Lebanon “of vital importance” to the country’s democracy. “The threats posed by the existence of militias outside the control of the State, especially Hizbollah’s vast paramilitary infrastructure, cannot be overstated,” he said. Resolution 1701 expanded UNIFIL, which was already in the country following previous hostilities, and it currently numbers around 13,000 military personnel. read more

SecretaryGeneral condemns terrorist bombings in Uzbek capital

The blasts in the capital of Tashkent reportedly killed two people and injured about a dozen others. Mr. Annan’s spokesman issued a statement saying the Secretary-General “condemns these criminal acts in the strongest terms.” “Targeting of diplomatic missions and civilians is a crime that cannot be justified by any cause,” the statement said.

On International Day UN promotes online literacy in digital world

“Traditionally, literacy has been considered a set of reading, writing and counting skills applied in a certain context. Digitally-mediated knowledge societies are changing what it means to be literate, calling for new and higher-level literacy skills,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, in her message for International Literacy Day. Marked annually on 8 September, the International Day this year is devoted to better understanding the type of literacy required in a digital world to build more inclusive, equitable and sustainable societies. In Paris, opening the International Conference on International Literacy Day, Ms. Bokova today said that technologies must be more accessible and work for people. “First, they must be inclusive, bridging gaps, not deepening them. Second, they must be underpinned by respect for human rights and dignity. All this gives rise to new questions about the meaning of literacy today,” she said. Also speaking at the event, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, who is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development, emphasized that literacy in today’s world is at the heart of social participation and engagement. “There is no inclusiveness if we leave behind 750 million people who lack the basic literacy skills to participate in today’s digital world,” she said. “There is no social cohesion if we allow young people to develop feelings of exclusion and lack of self-confidence.” Most people who are illiterate around the world – more than 60 per cent – are women, according to UNESCO figures. As part of this year’s events, UNESCO awarded its annual Confucius Prize for Literacy to The Citizens Foundation, a Pakistani literacy programme with an online platform for women and out-of-school girls. In 2016, the programme enrolled 14,020 girls and women, of whom nearly 80 per cent completed the curricula, per information on the winning organization. Local communities run nearly all of the Foundation’s 1,440 school units in the poorest slums and villages in the country. The other winners this year are from Canada, Colombia, Jordan and South Africa. read more

What Pat Summitt Did For The Game Of Basketball

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 28, 2016), we discuss legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday. Kate Fagan describes what she meant to generations of young women desperate to play the sport. Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring joins us to chat about the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and we wonder why the Knicks never seem to acquire quality talent. Finally, Chris sticks around to talk about this year’s NBA free agents and whether the Golden State Warriors would be set up for an 82-0 season if they got Kevin Durant. Plus, a significant digit on Buddy Ryan, the NFL defensive coordinator who helped lead the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl titles. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.Links to what we discuss are here:Kate Fagan tells us what Pat Summitt meant to her and generations of women basketball players.Neil Paine dives into the numbers that show Summitt built the best women’s college basketball program of all time.Gary Smith’s 1998 profile of Summitt in Sports Illustrated looks at her through the eyes of a 16-year-old college basketball prospect.In 2012, Dave Zirin asked in The Nation: Are we brave enough to say goodbye to Pat Summitt?Chris Herring wonders how Derrick Rose will fit in with the Knicks.Chris also writes that the Knicks are setting their sights on Kevin Durant now that Rose is on board.But Matt Borcas at The Ringer thinks Durant will never go to the Knicks.Neil Paine thinks a Durant-led Thunder will be a better team without Serge Ibaka.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg agrees.Significant Digit: 72. That’s the number of sacks Buddy Ryan’s 1984 Bears put up — the most in a single NFL season. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Ohio State mens hockey trying to get back on track vs Penn

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (8-16-2, 3-7-2) will want to put a disappointing weekend at home in the past as it gets set to travel to Penn State (18-8-4, 8-5-1) for the first time this season.The last time the two sides met was back on Jan. 23 in Columbus. That contest ended in a 5-1 Buckeye victory, and OSU will be looking for a repeat performance at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pennsylvania.OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the team is looking to get off to a strong start this weekend to avoid the large deficits early on, which is what happened against Minnesota on Saturday.“If we’re determined and we play desperate, we’re a pretty good hockey team,” Rohlik said. “We just kind of ran out of time there on Saturday, but we put ourselves in a big hole against a team like (Minnesota), a 4-1 lead. It’s tough to come back even though all of us believed we could’ve.”Consistency countsThe Nittany Lions enter the series with a three-game unbeaten streak. The nation’s fifth-ranked offense scored five goals or more in two of those contests. Penn State’s last time out was a 2-2 tie against Michigan State, but eventually, it would grab the victory in the shootout.OSU senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple said he isn’t stressing too much about any drastic changes to the game plan despite the Nittany Lions’ offense prowess.“We’re just going to keep to our game,” Dalrymple said. “We know they shoot the puck.” Because of that, OSU will try to keep Penn State’s offense outside of the area right next to the goal. Outside shots and those from the safe areas are the ones the Buckeyes are “OK with,” Dalrymple said. “We know shots are going to come, but we’ve just got to limit the Grade-A opportunities,” he said. Rohlik said he hopes to bring some uniformity to the Buckeyes’ play. The last five games have been a mixed bag for the Scarlet and Gray, with two wins and three losses, including Friday’s overtime defeat.“You guys can see it. We play good then all of a sudden, it’s like a turnover you just can’t explain, and it ends up being in the back of our net,” Rohlik said. “It’s some of the little things that end up costing us. If you could take back 50 seconds of a hockey game, all of a sudden that’s three goals.” On the other hand, an example of consistency is junior forward David Gust, who has 16 points over his current 15-game point streak. He currently leads the Buckeyes with 20 assists and 27 points this season.OSU forward Tommy Parran (6) tries to clear the puck in front of the Buckeyes’ goal in a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorPower play powersIt will be a battle of power play offense versus shorthanded defense in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions currently lead the Big Ten in penalty kills with 46. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are tied for second in the conference with 10 power play goals. The Nittany Lions are also dangerous offensively while shorthanded, leading the nation with 10 shorthanded goals. Gust currently leads the Buckeyes with 11 power play points, coming from two goals and nine assists. Fellow junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey leads OSU in power play scoring with five goals.Schilkey highlighted his disappointment with the lack of points gained from the Minnesota series, but he said he is looking forward to facing the Nittany Lions once again.“We’ve got to get back out there and get back to our game,” Schilkey said. “It’s frustrating to drop another two games to Minnesota. They’re a good team in our league, but we have another chance to play another good team in our league this weekend. We’re going to get back out there and get those points back.”The goals keep comingDespite their struggles on defense, the Buckeyes have still been scoring goals at a high rate. They have scored three goals or more in four of their last five games, which includes the 5-1 win against the Nittany Lions back in January.The Buckeye offense will have to challenge Penn State’s standout junior goaltender Eamon McAdam once again, who currently leads the conference with a .931 save percentage. Even with his solid play, the plans put in place to score goals stays the game, Schilkey said. “You’ve got to get shots on them, work them down low,” he said. “Get them moving side to side. Just like any other goalie.”The puck is set to drop at the Pegula Ice Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. read more

New Spaniard in Zajecar – Alonso on the right wing

Another big reinforcement for next season’s ambitious is on the way to Zajecar. The Serbian Champion have signed Yesica Bernardo Alonso (29), a Spanish national team player. On the right wing so far for Zajecar was Aneta Peraica. Former Itxako player, she will be of great importance to the club with her experience in winning medals, mostly with Spain at the EURO 2008 and World Championship 2011. alonsoItxakoperaicazajecar ← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy remains in Barcelona, Veszprem offered “too little” Next Story → MKB Veszprem won’t give up Nagy – “Negotiations after Olympics”?

Internet Gutter Steam Shovelware

first_img Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s also enabled people with very… particular interests to find each other. In this weekly series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web.Steam ShovelwareIn the olden days, if you wanted to buy a new computer game you had to haul your ass down to an Electronics Boutique or a Babbage’s or whatever and take a box home. That obviously was less than ideal, so we’re thankful that Gaben and the boys at Valve came up with Steam. Steam’s great! But it also has a few pretty big problems. Because the company doesn’t make any pretensions towards quality control, certainly less than salubrious publishers use Steam as a place to dump cheaply-made games to make a quick buck. The dark and grimy world of these games is our latest culvert in the Internet Gutter.Stolen Asset ValorSo here’s the thing: it’s easier than ever to make a video game. There are so many engines and tools out there that you can use.But it’s still pretty hard to make a good video game. And most people don’t. They have a half-ass idea and slap some screenshots up on Greenlight, hoping for the best. While the system was originally designed to weed out the crap, it’s not really working. It’s too easy to rig Greenlight votes, and just about anything eventually gets through.Gamers have been begging Valve to incorporate some kind of quality control filter, but it doesn’t look likely. Seemingly every day, at least one new awful game makes its way live on Steam. One of the best places to learn about these games is the ShittySteamGames subreddit, which keeps a close eye on the latest trash to hit the platform.This Looks FamiliarThere are a couple of genres of games that you’ll see over and over on Steam Greenlight.First is the “rolling ball simulator,” where you control an orb of some sort through a landscape of polygons. No, Marble Madness clones aren’t popular in 2017. This is a favorite tutorial for the Unity game engine, which dumb developers think they can sell as an actual game with enough spin. Needless to say, they’re rarely successful.Second is the over-ambitious “survival game,” based on hits like DayZ. That game gives players a rich canvas to explore, filled with other players and tense encounters. The host of imitators fail on every one of those, typically populating vast, empty areas with stock assets and praying that the servers hold up with more than three or four people. Spoilers: they don’t.Inept first-person shooters are very popular, as are Minecraft clones and Five Nights At Freddy’s ripoffs. There are also more than a few dumb Final Fantasy tributes made in RPG Maker. Originality, in general, is in short supply on Steam these days.Last year saw an exciting new genre hit the platform: atrocious VR. Now you can enjoy every played-out genre listed above, but this time with added nausea and eye strain.The Kings Of CrapThe undisputable overlords of the Steam shovelware scene were brothers James and Robert Romine, who churned out cruft under the studio name Digital Homicide. Using the Unity game engine and a bunch of pre-created assets, they produced generic, buggy action titles that somehow made it through Greenlight. In 2016, they churned out thirteen games – and that’s even considering they went out of business in October.Digital Homicide’s path of destruction on Steam is littered with brutally bad reviews where pissed-off gamers point out the shoddy workmanship on display. Their games are woefully simplistic, ugly as hell and insultingly short.What really puts the Romine brothers over the top is their attitude towards criticism. Every platform has haters, and Steam is no different. But while most developers read user comments and think about how they could improve their games, Digital Homicide went in the other direction and sued the critics. In addition to YouTube pundit Jim Sterling, the company targeted a hundred Steam users in an $18 million suit.Valve finally had enough and booted the Romine brothers off the platform, an unprecedented move. They’re currently trying to level a suit against Valve as well.Rats OffWe’re going to end this Internet Gutter dive with a game that’s so bad it’s wrapped around to become a huge success. Bad Rats is a physics puzzle game that hit Steam in 2009, long before the platform opened up for the shovelware glut we’ve been writing about. No bones about it: it’s terribly bad.Because Steam lets you give games to friends, it became popular to troll other users by gifting them copies of Bad Rats. That then spawned a meme where people wrote the most absurdly glowing, over-the-top reviews possible. All this attention led to the developers actually releasing a (just as bad) sequel in 2016.If you look for games from 2009 that people are still talking about and playing, you’re not likely to find that many. The longevity of Bad Rats is a testament to exactly how goofy Steam is as a service. The fact that a game that is undeniably capital-B bad can become a steady seller that’s found in the libraries of thousands of gamers probably gives a kernel of hope to all the other crap developers out there.Keep on shooting for the stars, guys. We’ll see you in the gutter. Internet Gutter: Crisis ActorsInternet Gutter: Mukbang Stay on targetlast_img read more

Watch Playful Dolphin Juggles Jellyfish in Denmark

first_imgThe jellyfish, which probably didn’t enjoy the antics as much as the dolphin, would sometimes even land in the water with a splash as the dolphin slightly dipped its nose underneath into the water to catch it.Object play is one of the common displays of playfulness by dolphins, according to an article published in the journal Current Biology. Dolphins juggling jellyfish – really? Take a look This was filmed in Sonderborg harbour, Denmark #dolphins #jellyfish— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) August 12, 2019“Dolphins often pass seaweed from one part of their body to another, showing a remarkable skill in object manipulation in the absence of a flexible grabbing tool like a hand,” the article, written by Vincent M. Janik, reads.The play object is usually passed pass from the beak to the flipper or fin and to the tail fluke.“Fish and other marine life that do not serve as prey are regularly used in dolphin play: dolphins may push these animals around or chase and grab them just to release them before chasing them again,” Janik wrote.More on Amazing Megapod of Dolphins Swim Alongside Boat in California‘Grieving’ Dolphin Captured on Video Carrying Dead Calf Through Florida WatersRare Dolphin at Chicago Aquarium Is Pregnant — Here’s the Ultrasound Everyone knows dolphins are smart, but it seems they are also skilled in the art of juggling. Two friends out on a sailing trip recently recorded incredible video of a dolphin flipping jellyfish on its nose near Sønderborg Harbor, Denmark.In the video, shared by Joachim Thordsen on Instagram, the seemingly playful dolphin can be seen tossing a jellyfish up in the air with its nose, before catching it and then tossing it again. Male Dolphin Dies After Being Impaled in Head Off Florida CoastGrieving Dolphin Captured on Video Carrying Dead Calf in Florida Waters center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Man sentenced in shooting robbery cases

first_imgA man involved in an evening shooting outside Vancouver’s Washington Elementary School and a separate robbery was sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court to 4.5 years in prison.Angelo Paga, 20, entered an “in re Barr” plea to first-degree rendering criminal assistance in the shooting, which allows a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser related charge he didn’t commit in order to avoid conviction for a greater offense. He also entered an Alford or Newton plea to first-degree robbery and theft of a firearm, acknowledging that a jury could find him guilty of those crimes but not admitting to guilt.A co-defendant in the shooting, 16-year-old Quandre O’Neal, previously pleaded guilty in juvenile court to first-degree assault with a firearm enhancement and was committed to a juvenile institution until his 21st birthday, Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Robinson said in a Friday interview.Another juvenile, 17-year-old Klay Mantanona, is still facing charges in both cases.At about 5:40 p.m. June 13, a physical and verbal fight broke out between two groups who met up at the school. Mantanona allegedly pulled out a 9 mm handgun, pointed it at the opposing group of juveniles, and fired multiple shots, according to a probable cause affidavit. No one was injured.Mantanona, O’Neal and Paga, who were all together, fled to Paga’s vehicle and sped away. Police later stopped them at Fruit Valley Road and West Fourth Plain Boulevard, the affidavit said. Police said they found Paga to be in possession of an illegal set of brass knuckles.last_img read more

Vigil honors Vancouvers Fire Station 6

first_imgThey’ve known it was coming since July. But that didn’t help to dull the anguish of the 30 people gathered to mourn the closure of Vancouver Fire Station 6 Thursday night.Today is the last day the station will be open, the victim of drastic city budget cuts. They lit candles and shivered in the cold to pay their respects to what some felt was the loss of a neighborhood friend.“They’re part of our hearts and our community,” said Mary Elkin, an Image neighborhood resident who started Friends of Fire Station 6 to lobby the city council to keep its doors open. “The loss of this fire station will be felt by everyone. We will not give up. Our community needs this firehouse.”She called on those in attendance, occasionally interrupted by honks from the busy nearby street, to keep fighting and petitioning the city council to find the money.Retiring Fire Chief Don Bivins, whose last day on the job is also today, had to cut $1.8 million from his budget. He has said closing the Burton station, at 3216 N.E. 112th Ave., was the “least worst” choice, because it is centrally located and the neighborhood can be covered by multiple surrounding stations.Truck 6, which was housed in the station, will no longer be in service.The city shuttered its two remaining medical rescue units last year because of the budget. Overall, 18 uniformed firefighter positions were cut through retirement and attrition, along with numerous support jobs and sworn investigators in the fire marshal’s division. The area around Fire Station 6 now becomes a “doughnut hole” that will add at least two minutes to the department’s overall response time of 8.5 minutes.last_img read more

VIDEO Duron Carter made the CFL catch of the century eh

first_imgDuron Carter, son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, has been attempting to work his way back to the NFL by playing for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the CFL. He won’t be there long if he keeps making ridiculous grabs like the one he made in the second quarter of yesterday’s game against the Toronto Argonauts.Carter dipped into Odell Beckham’s bag of tricks with an absurd one-handed, backhand touchdown grab to tie the game at 17 right before the half.Sure, the endzone is 75 yards long, but this would have been the play of the week in the NFL, eh. Check it out hosers.last_img

Andes survivors mark 40th anniversary of crash

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system “I would ask myself: Is it worth doing this? And it was because it was in order to live and preserve life, which is exactly what I would have liked for myself if it had been my body that lay on the floor,” he saidDesperate after more than two months in the frigid peaks, Canessa and Fernando Parrado left the crash site to seek help. It was the group’s last attempt at survival.After 10 days of trekking, they spotted Sergio Catalan, a livestock herder in the foothills of the Chilean Andes. The conditions were such that the pair couldn’t get too close to Catalan, but from afar, they heard him say one word: “Tomorrow.”“With that (word), our suffering ended,” Canessa said.Catalan, who at the time rode his horse to the nearest town to alert rescuers, returned to meet the survivors on Saturday in a hat and poncho. He walked slowly this time with the aid of a cane and pointed at the sky when helicopters hovered over the field just as they did 40 years ago over the barren mountains.Carlos Paez, 58, waved a small red shoe at a helicopter carrying Parrado as he did when the Chilean air force choppers rescued him and the others. Parrado gave a similar red shoe to his friends at the crash site before he left for the cordillera and guided rescuers back. Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “At about this time we were falling in the Andes. Today, we’re here to win a game,” crash survivor Pedro Algorta, 61, said as he prepared to walk onto the playing field surrounded by the jagged mountains that trapped the group.During the anniversary ceremony, military jets flew over the field, where parachutists draped in Chilean and Uruguayan flags landed. In a corner, survivors wept when officials unveiled a commemorative frame with pictures of those who died in the snowy peaks.“The conditions were more horrifying than you can ever imagine. To live at 4,000 meters without any food,” said survivor Eduardo Strauch, 65. “The only reason why we’re here alive today is because we had the goal of returning home … (Our loved ones) gave us life. They made the sacrifice for others.”The Uruguayan air force plane that carried the team crashed in a mountain pass in October 1972 while en route from Montevideo to Santiago. Of the 45 passengers aboard, 16 survived by feeding on dead family members and friends preserved in the snow.“I think the greatest sadness I felt in my life was when I had to eat a dead body,” said Roberto Canessa, 59, who was a teenage medical student at the time of the crash. Parents, stop beating yourself up “I came back to life after having died,” said Parrado, whose mom and sister died in the Andes. “It’s something that very few people experience.” His experience, he said scarred him but made him stronger and brought him a newfound appreciation for life.“Since then, I have enjoyed fully, carefully but without fear. I tried to enjoy my friend, my dog, my passions, a second at a time,” said Parrado, who has been a TV host, a race car driver and a motivational speaker.Survivor Daniel Fernandez, 66, held the trophy that would have been the reward for the game to be played the day of the crash.The ordeal “taught me that we set our own limits,” Fernandez said. “If I had been told: `I’m going to leave you in a mountain 4,000 meters high, 20 degrees Celsius below zero (-4 Fahrenheit ) in shirtsleeves, I would have said: I last 10 minutes.’ Instead, I lasted 72 days.”___Follow AP’s Luis Andres Henao on Twitter: Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Surviving members of an Uruguayan rugby team have played a match postponed four decades ago when their plane crashed in the Andes, stranding them for 72 days in the cordillera and forcing them to eat human flesh to stay alive.The Old Christians Club squared off Saturday in Santiago in a game that was tied 1-1 against the Old Grangonian Club, the former Chilean rugby team they were supposed to play back when their flight went down. Their terrifying story became the basis of a best-selling book and a Hollywood movie. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img

Ministry of Tourism launches Parytak Mitra programme to train students

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has launched a programme open to college going students to inculcate in them appropriate tourism traits and knowledge, to enable them to act or work as Tourist Facilitators (Parytak Mitra). This was announced by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma.The development and promotion of tourism is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. The Ministry of Tourism as part of its ongoing promotional activities, releases campaigns in the international and domestic markets and also undertakes other promotional activities under the Incredible India brand-line to promote India as a holistic destination for tourists and to showcase its various tourism destinations and products.last_img read more

Benny admits Napa murder updated

first_imgOne of the defendants in the trial for the gangland shooting in Ayia Napa last year that saw four people killed changed his plea on Tuesday and put himself at the disposal of the prosecution.Marios Christododoulou, aka Benny, 39, has pleaded guilty to premeditated murder, which carries an automatic life sentence.  He is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday.Christododoulou’s change of heart followed that of his girlfriend Sofia Gregoriou, 28, last week.Businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, police officer Elias Hadjiefthymiou, 46, and his wife Skevi, 39, were gunned down while having dinner at the Stone Garden restaurant on the evening of June 23 last year.One of the shooters, Albanian Yiani Vogli, was also killed in the incident while a second police officer at the table sustained serious injuries.A second Albanian national, Akeks Burreli, who took part in the shooting is still at large.The couple’s two children, 15 and 12, were also present but they escaped unharmed.Christodoulou and Gregoriou were among four defendants facing trial. The others are Panayiotis Pentavkas, 38, and Loy Dejan, 42, who was the businessman’s bodyguard.Two other suspects, Charalambos Andreou, 32, and Sotira Neophytou, 30, admitted involvement in the case and were jailed for life and five months respectively in October 2016.Prosecutor Elli Papagapiou told the court that they were dropping one charge, conspiracy to commit murder.Papagapiou then read out the remaining 17 charges Christodoulou faced to which he pleaded guilty.They include four counts of premeditated murder, two counts of attempted murder, and three counts of conspiracy to commit felony, that is, murder three other individuals – Alexis Mavromihalis, Iosif Iosif, and Christos Demetriou.His defence lawyer, Mihalis Pikis, told the court that his client was at the disposal of the authorities to testify as a prosecution witness.It is thought that Christodoulou has made a deal with the authorities that could see him released from prison on parole at some point in the future instead of possibly spending the rest of his life in jail.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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