More troops deployed to west Iraq

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Hours earlier, a car packed with explosives blew up at a dealership in the largely Shiite city of Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, killing at least 12 people and wounding 32, Capt. Muthana Khalid said. A bomb hidden in a plastic bag also detonated outside a bakery in a religiously mixed neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and injuring 10, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said. Separately, mortar rounds fired by remote control from a car hit the third floor of the heavily guarded Interior Ministry and a nearby park, killing two government employees and wounding three other people. A day earlier, 40 people were killed in various attacks, including a car bombing in Baghdad that killed two CBS News crewmen and seriously wounded network correspondent Kimberly Dozier. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Car bombs targeting Shiite areas devastated a bustling outdoor market and an auto dealership Tuesday, part of a relentless onslaught that killed 54 people and prompted the United States to deploy more troops to combat insurgents in western Iraq. The bombs also wounded 120 people, officials said. The death toll made Tuesday one of the bloodiest days in Iraq this month, and lawmakers still had not agreed on who should lead the nation’s army and police forces. Authorities also captured a suspected terrorist who allegedly confessed to beheading hundreds of people. The operation by Iraqi forces also netted documents, cell phones and computers containing information on other wanted terrorists and Islamic extremist groups. The worst bombing hit the outdoor market as Iraqis were doing their evening shopping in Husseiniyah, about 60 miles north of Baghdad. At least 25 people were killed and 65 were wounded, Interior Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Falah Al-Mohamedawi said. last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Edges Indiana, 4-3

first_img Indiana 8-6  Print Friendly Version Senior Ben Wood put the Bulldogs up 2-0 with his 6-4, 6-4 win over Brandon Lam at No. 6 singles. 4. Bennett Crane (IND) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-3, 6-1 The Bulldogs will close out their weekend on Sunday as they travel to Purdue. First serve is set for 9 a.m. CST. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Drake University men’s tennis team squeaked out a 4-3 win at Indiana Friday night IU Tennis Center. The Hoosiers managed to tie the match up at 2-2 with wins at No. 1 and No. 4, respectively. Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,1,4,2,5,3) “There is nothing like it. Clinching for your team and everyone rushing on to the court to celebrate as a team,” said Thorold. Singles competition “This is a big win for us. Picking up a Big Ten on the road over Indiana is massive for our confidence,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. Hands put the Drake a point away from the win as he upended Cembellin 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2. 6. Ben Wood (DU) def. Brandon Lam (IND) 6-4, 6-4 5. Zac Brodney (IND) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-4, 7-5 2. Bennett Crane/Keivon Tabrizi (IND) vs. Finley Hall/Ben Wood (DU) 4-5, unfinished 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Afonso Salgado/Antonio Cembellin (IND) 6-4 3. Barny Thorold (DU) def. Keivon Tabrizi (IND) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Box Score 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Antonio Cembellin (IND) 6-4, 6-4 Story Links Doubles competition Drake 4, Indiana 3Mar 02, 2018 at Bloomington, Ind. (IU Tennis Center)  The Bulldogs came out and won the ever-crucial doubles point to go up 1-0. Juniors Tom Hands and Ben Clark topped Raheel Manji and Zac Brodney 6-3 at No. 3, while Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold clinched the point at No. 1 by beating Afonso Salgando and Antonio Cembellin 6-4. 3. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) def. Raheel Manji/Zac Brodney (IND) 6-3 IU’s Brodney kept the Hoosiers comeback win hopes alive with a victory at No.5. Drake 11-6 1. Raheel Manji (IND) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-3, 6-1 After dropping the first set, 6-2, Thorold regrouped and took the second set. 6-3 to force a third and decisive set. In the third set, Thorold and Keivon Tabriz each held serve for the first nine games with Thorold taking a 5-4 advantage. Tabrizi saved one match point to force a deciding point. Thorold managed to win the deciding point to secure the Bulldogs victory and win the third set 6-4. Match Noteslast_img read more


first_imgA woman who was given a cheque-book by a bank to start a new business went on a spending spree before the loan was officially approved.Ms Devine cashed a number of cheques across Donegal.Fiona Devine, 41, approached the AIB bank to start a second-hand furniture business in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. She was told the loan application for €10,000 was looking good and was even given a cheque-book.The mother-of-five began purchasing various items over a six week period between September and October in 2013.However, two weeks alter she was told by the AIB that the loan application was being refused but could appeal the decision.Ms Devine continued to cash various cheques in towns across Donegal including Letterkenny, Milford, Burt, Fanad, Ramelton, Ballybofey and Convoy to the value of €6,778.34.Solicitor Michael Shiel, said his client, of 18 St Columba’s Terrace, Letterkenny, was realistically never going to get her business off the ground.He said she suffered from bi-polar disorder and handed a medical report into Letterkenny District Court.He said Ms Devine had bought a number of items including a laptop computer, kettle, electric blanket and toaster which had not even been taken out of their wrapping.The court heard that cash was also drawn down on top of the cheques for goods and that no compensation had been received by any of the companies defrauded.In total she faced 51 charges of theft and making gain or causing loss by deception.Judge Paul asked for a probation report in the case and adjourned the case until April 20th.WOMAN GIVEN CHEQUE-BOOK TO START BUSINESS WENT ON BOGUS €6,778 SPENDING SPREE was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chequesdonegalFiona DevinefraudGardaiJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

Red Hat’s Big Data Push: All Hat, No Cattle

first_imgTags:#Big Data#Hadoop#Open Source#Red Hat 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now david hamilton Big Data is, well, big these days. (Maybe too big for its own good.) So it should surprise exactly no one that Red Hat, itself a big open-source enterprise software and services company, wants to wear the Big Data hat, too. Which is exactly what it announced in an hour-long Webcast on Wednesday.So, terrific. Red Hat is now a Big Data company – at least, that is, if you believe Red Hat. What does that mean, exactly? Surprisingly little.Let’s put it this way: Red Hat’s big news was that it is open-sourcing its storage plug-in for Hadoop, a popular open-source software framework that supports both distributed data and distributed applications. (Simpler explanation: Hadoop makes it possible to run data-intensive applications physically near the data itself, which greatly speeds things up because it’s no longer necessary to shuttle great piles of data across a network.)As a step toward transforming Red Hat’s own storage file system into a “fully-supported, Hadoop-compatible file system for big data environments,” as the company puts it, this is doubtless noteworthy. As something concrete on which enterprise customers can, uh, hang their hat, it leaves a lot to be filled in later.That wouldn’t be a problem if Red Hat had provided other noteworthy details, such as a road map for its development of what it calls an “open hybrid cloud.” It’s a nifty enough idea, essentially amounting to a data environment that would help business move their applications from in-house servers to those offered by cloud providers such as Amazon’s Web Services unit without having to rewrite them.But while Ranga Rangachari, Red Hat’s vice president of storage, talked up the open hybrid cloud and the “robust network” of partners Red Hat plans to work with to make it a reality, he had nothing to say about time frames or even the identities of its partners. “Just stay tuned as we come up with more definite dates and times and start – we’ll absolutely make those partners available,” Rangachari pleaded at the end of the event.Maybe Red Hat is saving the details for the next roundup.(See also Big Data: Red Hat’s Jim Whitehurst Looks 20 Years Into The Future)Image courtesy of Shutterstock. IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

PVL men’s: Ateneo wins 6th straight at expense of La Salle

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ateneo chalked up its sixth straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after cutting down La Salle, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles, who are on their way to the quarterfinals, hiked their record 6-0 record while the Green Spikers hold the fourth spot with a 3-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chooks-to-go Pilipinas yields to Palestine in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Bryan Bagunas unloaded 27 points on the sorry defense of UP while Madzlan Gampong and James Natividad combined for 26 points.Wendel Miguel led the Fighting Maroons with 17 points. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 16 points while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 11.Arjay Onia and Raymark Woo had eight points apiece to lead La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the first game, National University tripped University of the Philippines in four sets, 25-13, 24-26, 25-15, 25-17.The Bulldogs improved to 3-2 to stay at third place while the seventh-seeded Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-4. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Bulls-eye for archers in qualifiers

first_imgIndian archers topped the qualification round in the recurve team and individual events to begin their gold quest at the Games on a positive note at the Yamuna Sports Complex on Monday.In the recurve team event, India topped with 1,944 points. England were second with 1,904 and Australia were third with 1,841.In the men’s category, Rahul Banerjee topped with 679 points, while cadet world champion Deepika Kumari topped the women’s category with 609 points. Rahul’s sister and veteran archer Dola Banerjee came second, four points behind Deepika.Jayanta Talukdar finished second three points behind Rahul, while Canadian Jason Lyon was third with 674 points.India’s Tarundeep Rai stood 13th with a score of 647.In the women’s individual recurve event, Naomi Anne Folkard of England was third with 642. Bombayla Devi of India was ninth with 624 points.Monday’s show left India topranked in the elimination round for the men’s and women’s recurve event on Tuesday. However, India did not fare well in the individual compound event for men and women.In the men’s compound event, South African Septimus Cilliers topped with a score of 704, while Englishman Duncan Busby finished second a point behind.Kiwi Stephen Clifton took the third spot two points behind.India’s Jignas Chittiboma ( 693), Chinna Srither ( 691) and Ritul Chaterjee ( 685) finished 17th, 18th and 21st respectively.In the women’s compound section, Gagandeep Kaur came 15th, followed by Jhanu Hansdah, 17th, and Bheigyabati Chanu, 21st.last_img read more

Naseeruddin, Ratna to bring alive magic of theatre at Mountain Echoes lit fest

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) The Eastern Himalayas will come alive with theatrical tales as veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah will bring to life the many facets of Indian theatre at the upcoming Moutain Echoes Literary festival.The festival, scheduled to begin on August 23 in the Bhutanese capital of Thimpu, will see Ratna take the audience through the evolution of theatre, giving them a glimpse of its current 21st century avatar with fellow actor Sanjana Kapoor.In a separate session, she will team up with her husband for what promises to be a once in a lifetime experience for audiences.”The two will bring to life a series of Vikram Seth’s poems from the ‘Beastly Stories’ collection and James Thurber’s short stories,” organisers said.The Shahs will also be part of a roundtable discussion that will shed light on both India and Bhutan’s culture of cinema.Also, part of the discussion will be members of the Bhutanese film industry, including Kunga Tenzin Dorji, Tandin Bidha, Chencho Dorji, Dechen Roder and Druksel Dorji, as well as other Indian actors like Vani Tripathi and L Somi Roy.In its ninth edition, the festival will host over 35 sessions by stalwarts in different fields from across the world, over the course of three days and five venues.An initiative of the India Bhutan Foundation and Indian literary agency, Siyahi, the festival, this year, will also celebrate 50 years of Bhutan-India ties.The shared history of the two nations will manifest itself in the form of an engaging tete-a-tete between Bhutan’s Ambassador to India, General V Namgyel and his Indian counterpart Jaideep Sarkar.advertisement”Mountain Echoes is an exuberant celebration of cultural connectivities, resonating with the joys of books and cinema, the shared narratives of music and folklore, food and sport, as well as deep spiritual perspectives, and the challenges of our changing world,” Namita Gokhale, co-founder of the festival, said.The Mountain Echoes Literary Festival will come to a close on August 25. PTI TRS TRS TRSlast_img read more

Interesting Facts About Kansas As Oklahoma State Heads To Lawrence

first_imgHere are a few facts you might not know about KU as OSU heads to Lawrence on Saturday.• Homecoming Unis. KU will suit up in their “limestone” edition uniforms for the Homecoming game this Saturday and Coach Gundy will be reunited with original staff member and former OSU special teams coach Joe Deforrest (or “Defo”). Defo did an incredible job with OSU special teams coaching the likes of Ray Guy winner Matt Fodge and all-time great Dan Bailey among others.• Near Miss on Russell. In July of 2011, Baylor quarterback Seth Russell was committed to play quarterback from the Kansas Jayhawks. He de-committed after then coach Turner Gil was fired and decided to look a little closer to his home in Garland, Texas eventually winding up in Waco.• Famous alums. Include Bill James (sabermetrician discussed in the movie Moneyball), actor Paul Ruud, most famous basketball coaches (Dean Smith, Adolph Rupp, Phog Allen, Ralph Miller) and• Broken Arrow Punter. KU Punter Cole Moos was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his monstrous 50.4 yard per punt average last week against Baylor, including an unreal 82 yard punt where he had one foot in one endzone and the ball was downed at the opposing three yard line. While Cowboy fans are very much contented with Zach Sinor, Moos hails from close by Broken Arrow.• Academic Advantage. As conference expansion was recently on the minds of the Big 12, KU with a struggling football program is at times considered to be an odd man out but something KU has working in their favor is they are an AAU (Association of American Universities) member.This indicates a stellar academic reputation (among other research requirements) that only 60 schools in the country have, but is essentially a must have if you want to join the Big 10 conference. Rutgers and KU football games would be… must-not-see football.• Rock Chalk. The famous “Rock Chalk” chant was started by a chemistry teacher on campus in 1886 for the science club. Originally “Rah, Rah Jayhawk, KU”, “Rock Chalk” was substituted as a tip of the cap to all of the limestone around campus that is often referred to as chalk rock. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Despite Tweet, James Washington Appears to be Healthy

first_imgThen on Friday, @CowboyFB tweeted out practice highlights, and Washington was spotted catching passes from No. 2. So he either sent a hologram or is in fact all right and playing through the hernia.Now it’s important to remember here that this doesn’t necessarily mean Washington is 100 percent. Maybe he will have surgery in the future. Who knows? But it wouldn’t appear as if he’s going to miss the first four games like @PardonMyTake reported originally.That #FridayFeeling… ??? #okstate #GoPokes— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 11, 2017We followed up with multiple people and still haven’t heard anything more substantial than what Rew reported. The original tweet by @PardonMyTake was a pretty bold position to take, especially from a verified account that has one of the most popular podcasts going today. And especially given how they arrived at the news.They have Responded‼️‼️ Oklahoma State News after Midnight— Boone Pickens State (@BP_State) August 11, 2017More like pardon my (fake) take. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Cowboy Nation had a collective heart attack when, on Thursday evening, the Twitter account @PardonMyTake tweeted out that James Washington would miss the first four games of the season with a hernia injury.For those wondering what all the James Washington chatter is about. The tweet has been deleted.— Brian Gittings (@BrianHD79) August 11, 2017The tweet has since been deleted, but why was it sent out in the first place? On Friday, Lauren Rew reported that Washington was checked out and that a hernia was discovered, but it didn’t seem super serious (at least in the short term).AdChoices广告Re @PardonMyTake, source tells me James Washington had ab pain; ultrasound discovered old hernia. No surgery now, will try to play thru it.— Lauren Rew (@Lauren_Rew) August 11, 2017last_img read more

Why Donors Want to Help One Person but Not Every Person

first_img1. Donors want to feel happy and hopeful when they give. Hearing a story and framing an ask to help on a small scale is the way to go.Here’s an example: Message 2: “A $20 monthly gift will make sure a veteran gets the job training she needs.” = My donation can actually help! According to psychologist Paul Slovic’s research about how the head and heart can influence how much people want to give to support a cause, your message is more compelling when you tell the story of one and stick to how a donor’s investment can help that one person, not many. An NPR story caught my attention this morning. Maybe you heard it too? The story was about a psychologist’s study onwhat kind of message inspires people to give more. 2. People get too caught up in the numbers. Annual reports with numbers are necessary, I know, but don’t get carried away! Tell the whole story, but highlight statistics that show how your work really made a difference instead of focusing on all the work yet to be done. In Slovic’s study, volunteers heard a story about a young girl suffering from starvation. The researchers then stepped into the fundraiser’s role and made an ask. They measured how much this group was willing to donate to help this girl. Next, a second group of volunteers heard the same story about the little girl and were told some overwhelming statistics about starvation. The same story + stats on what the issue looks like overall. Are you surprised to learn that the second group gave only about half of what the first group gave? I’m not surprised, and here are three reasons why: 3. Stories get the job done. Stories connect with the heart, and numbers make sense in your head. Potential donors will be more willing to give when you inspire them with a story. Specifically, a story that makes them feel good about what they can do to help. Message 1: “Thousands of veterans need our help transitioning back to civilian life. Please give now!” = Overwhelming. My donation won’t even make a dent. Want to read more on this topic and how it relates to fundraising success? Download Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth About How People Really Think and What It Means for Promoting Your Cause.last_img read more