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Rape case NCW asks Punjab DGP to take action against cops who

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a show cause notice to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta and asked him to take action against police officers who reportedly refused to register a complaint of a rape survivor. Citing a media report, NCW member Soso Shaiza said the commission is seriously concerned about the “reported police apathy in the matter and negligence shown by the police despite the provision of zero FIR in the law”. The media report said the SHO bickered with the victim over jurisdiction of where the complaint must be registered. “Considering the gravity of the matter, it is requested that strict action be taken against erring officials and a detailed action taken report be sent to the Commission at an early date,” Shaiza said.last_img read more

Annan pledges full UN support in helping Iraqis regain national sovereignty

Once again stressing the “indispensable” need for Security Council unity in order to maintain peace, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today the world body would use the role granted it by a new resolution on interim arrangements in Iraq to ensure that the Iraqi people regain full national sovereignty as soon as possible.”Whatever differences there have been in the recent past, we now have a new basis on which to work. And we must all work very hard, keeping the interests of Iraqis at the forefront of all our efforts,” Mr. Annan told the Council after it had adopted a resolution granting wide interim governing powers to the United States and its coalition partners and included a role for a UN Special Representative to work with this interim authority.Noting that the mandate given the UN involved complex and difficult tasks, Mr. Annan declared: “Our most important task will be to ensure that the people of Iraq – men and women alike – are able, as soon as possible, through a transparent and impartially managed political process, to form a free and representative government of their own choice, so that they can regain their national sovereignty and build a stable and prosperous Iraq, at peace with its neighbours.”Saying he would name “without delay” the Special Representative, for whom he requested full Council support, Mr. Annan told the 15-member body: “The United Nations will play its full part in this international effort.”Asked by reporters afterward about the resolution, the Secretary-General said it gave a role to the UN, in which it would work with the occupying power and the Iraqi people. “The resolution gives the international community a legal basis for its activities in Iraq,” he added. Calling the resolution “the product of a compromise” that the UN would work with, Mr. Annan said all sides were now looking forward to find ways to support the Iraqi people.He said he was not in a position to name a Special Representative now, but added that the Representative would go to Iraq as soon as practicable. read more

Poultry farmer charged for fraud placed on 100000 bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKitty businessman charged with fraudMarch 2, 2017In “Court”President of local Lumber Company charged with FraudDecember 17, 2014In “Crime”Salesman granted $100,000 bail on Fraud chargeJune 10, 2014In “Crime” A poultry farmer who used money entrusted to him for his own benefit,  was earlier today (Wednesday) brought before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.Mohammed Khan, 22 of Independence Boulevard, Georgetown was made to answer to the charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.That charge alleges that he on June 26 2017 in Georgetown, while being solely entrusted with $500,000; property of Steve Rogers to deposit same into a Republic Bank Limited account, converted the money to his own use and benefits.Khan denied the allegation brought against him, pleading not guilty to the charge.However, the Prosecution revealed that the defendant has no prior convictions and no pending matters.He was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 and is scheduled to make his next Court appearance on August 22 2017. read more

Israel announces limited humanitarian ceasefire

first_imgTHE ISRAELI MILITARY has declared a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire in parts of Gaza beginning at 3pm, but Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said it lacked any “value” because it excluded border areas from where Hamas wanted to evacuate the wounded. Gaza residents must not return to areas from which they have been asked to evacuate. IDF will respond to any attempt to attack Israel.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 30, 2014 Source: IDF/Twittercenter_img The Israeli military said forces were still working to demolish tunnels in certain areas of the Strip. It said at least two rockets were fired at Israel following its declaration to partially hold fire.The latest violence further dimmed hopes of a sustainable truce in the fighting, now in its fourth week. Today’s strike at the UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp came on the heels of Israel’s heaviest air and artillery assault so far in the conflict.Israel escalated its campaign yesterday, with airstrikes destroying key symbols of Hamas power, including the home of the top Hamas leader. Gaza’s only power plant was shut down after shells set its fuel tank on fire.In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians >Today, Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire.In Jebaliya, tank shells hit the UN school before dawn, said Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency. The agency is sheltering more than 200,000 people displaced by the fighting at dozens of UN schools across the coastal strip.Assad Sabah said he and his five children were huddling under desks in one of the classrooms because of the constant sound of tank fire throughout the night. ”We were scared to death,” he said. “After 4:30 a.m., tanks started firing more. Three explosions shook the school.”“One classroom collapsed over the head of the people who were inside,” he said. A boy looks through the wall of a building damaged by an Israeli strike at the Abu Hussein UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn one classroom, the front wall was blown out, leaving debris and bloodied clothing. Another strike tore a large round hole in the ceiling of a second-floor classroom. The wall of the lavatories was also damaged.The Israeli military said it fired back after its soldiers were targeted by mortar rounds launched from the vicinity of the school.The mortars were fired from a distance of some 200 meters (yards) from the school, said an Israeli military official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.About two hours after the strike, hundreds of people still crowded the school courtyard, some dazed, others wailing. A Palestinian man grieves the death of his relative following an Israeli strike at a UN school in Jebaliya refugee camp, at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza today. Source: AP/Press Association Images‘Our voice was not heard’Chris Gunness, another spokesman for the UN Palestinian refugee agency, said the international community must step in.“We appealed incessantly to the political echelons with power to reduce and end the violence. We warned. Our voice was not heard. It is time for others to honor their international law responsibilities to deal with consequences on civilians of their military decisions,” he said.Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health official, said at least 15 people were killed and about 90 wounded in the school strike. In all, 55 Palestinians were killed by airstrikes and tank shelling in different areas of Gaza on Wednesday, al-Kidra said.In the southern town of Khan Younis, 10 members of one family died when an airstrike hit a relative’s home where they had sought refuge, al-Kidra said. After the strike, relatives climbed over piles of debris, surveying shattered windows and demolished walls.In the Gaza City neighborhood of Tufah, shelling killed at last seven members of another family, including four children, said Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital.The total number of Palestinians killed since the start of fighting July 8 rose to 1,284, al-Kidra said. More than 7,100 Palestinians have been wounded.Israel has lost 53 soldiers and three civilians.Israel says its Gaza operation is meant to stop Hamas rocket and mortar fire that has reached increasingly deeper into its territory and to destroy a sophisticated network of tunnels used for attacks inside Israel. File photo dated 13 October, 2013 showing an Israeli soldier standing at the exit of a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesGaza militants have fired more than 2,600 rockets toward Israel over the past three weeks, according to the Israeli army. The Israeli military has said it is hitting targets linked to militants, such as rocket launching sites, weapon depots and Hamas tunnels.Over the past 23 days, Israeli forces have hit 4,100 targets in Gaza, about one-third connected to the militants’ ability to launch rockets at Isreal, a statement said.The military has not provided details on strikes in which multiple members of one family were killed. There have been several dozen such strikes, according to the Palestinian human rights group Al-Mezan.The military says Hamas militants often launch rockets from crowded residential areas, thus endangering civilians. The army says it has also warned civilians by phone and leaflet to leave dangerous areas.Israeli leaders have said that troops will not leave until all the Hamas tunnels have been demolished. The army said 32 tunnels have so far been located but did not say how many remain. Since yesterday morning, troops have demolished three more tunnels, a statement said.Read: “You must listen”: Gaza teen tweets sound of bombs exploding >Read: Is this what the inside of a Hamas tunnel looks like? >last_img read more

Firefox takes lead from Internet Explorer in Europe

first_imgInternet Explorer has been seeing some pressure in the form of incremental gains in market share from competing browsers such as Firefox, Safari and Chrome for some time. In September, Internet Explorer’s global market share had degraded below 50% with particular losses being experienced in the European market as demonstrated by a 6% drop compared to the same period in 2009. In December, it looks like Firefox was able to take advantage of IE’s vulnerability to supplant the browser in the European market for the first time.StatCounter, the free website analytics company, reported that Firefox took the number one spot with 38.11% of the European market compared to IE’s 37.52%. Internet Explorer experienced nearly a 3% drop from September which allowed Firefox to edge up ahead of the previously dominant browser. Interestingly enough, Firefox can thank Google’s Chrome according to Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO, who says:AdChoices广告This appears to be happening because Google’s Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer while Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share.When you look at the gains of Chrome in Europe the numbers speak for themselves. As of December, Chrome had 14.58% market share in Europe compared to its previous market share during the same time last year of only 5.06%. Don’t expect Microsoft to put up a white flag anytime soon, though. When you look at North America it is clear that Internet Explorer maintains a dominant lead over other browsers with 48.92% market share compared to Firefox (26.7%) and Chrome (12.82%). If IE’s market share continues to erode in North America, Microsoft’s browser may soon find itself fighting a bloodier browser war on the home front as well.Read more at StatCounterBrian’s OpinionMicrosoft can thank its market share losses on a previously ill conceived decision many years ago to tie releases of Internet Explorer to new versions of Windows. The company was smart enough to reverse that decision, but not before browsers like Firefox were able to take advantage of the demand by users for a new updated browser. Now with the incredible gains of Google’s Chrome browser, Microsoft is facing increasing pressure to offer timely updates to its browser which are expected to be packed full of performance improvements and new features.While Firefox can be proud of its new title as the number one browser in Europe, they would do well not to sit idle or they too may soon find themselves passed by Google’s Chrome browser. Microsoft for a time thought it could rest on its dominance and now as a result its Internet Explorer is #2 in Europe. You can bet some Microsoft executive is getting an earful over that one.last_img read more

Μore CALD students in industries of demand

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian government has announced encouraging new statistics, that it claims show an increase in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community students in the areas of skilled work.Using National Skills Week as its platform, Victorian Minister for Higher Education and Skills Nick Wakeling earlier this week declared that statistics indicate a growth in employment, and a greater number of Victorians training in skill shortage areas than ever before.Now in its fourth year, National Skills Week is a nation-wide initiative, highlighting career opportunities through vocational education and training. The initiative includes 500 Victorian training institutions, including TAFEs.The figures are much to the delight of the Victorian government, which unveiled actions it had undertaken to increase state-wide skills shortages, including massive cash injections to fund training.As a result, as many as 72 per cent of Victorian students are training in areas of need, according to government statistics. The statistics show that since 2010, the number of CALD students has increased by up to 109 per cent.“This report confirms the Victorian Coalition government’s record $1.2 billion annual investment is directed to funding training in areas of demand by industry and employers,” Mr Wakeling said.“Our number one priority is to ensure Victorian training students have the best chance of getting a meaningful and long term job.”Complementing the increase in culturally and linguistically students was a 43 per cent increase in indigenous student numbers and a 58 per cent increase in students with a disability.“Under the Coalition government, funding for Victorian training is 50 per cent more than Labor’s last year in office, while TAFEs receive $600 million, a significant 23 per cent increase since 2010,” Mr Wakeling added.The minister pledged a further $5 billion toward skill developments over the next four years, should the Coalition win the state election in November.last_img read more

UPDATE Vancouverbased vitamin maker bought for 650M

first_imgThe corporate parent of Vancouver’s Northwest Natural Products, a fast-growing maker of gummy vitamins for children and adults, has been purchased for $650 million in cash, the purchasing company Church & Dwight Co. of Princeton, N.J. reported MondayNorthwest Natural Products makes Vitafusion vitamins, for adults, and L’il Critters vitamins, for children. It is operated by Avid Health Inc. of Vancouver, the company being purchased by Church & Dwight Co. For the year ending June 30, Avid’s sales were about $230 million, Church & Dwight said.Princeton, N.J.-based Church & Dwight makes personal-care, household and specialty products under the Arm & Hammer brand name. The deal, announced Monday, is expected to close this fall.“The acquisition of Avid’s gummy vitamins business represents a great addition to our existing portfolio and brings to our company a new growth platform in one of the fastest-growing segments of the attractive vitamin/mineral/supplement category. It is also consistent with our strategy of strengthening our business by adding No. 1 or No. 2 brands in areas of high growth potential,” said James R. Craigie, chairman and chief executive officer of Church & Dwight, in a news release.Northwest Natural representatives directed questions to Church & Dwight. The New Jersey company did not respond to questions submitted Tuesday.Formed in 1985, Northwest Natural Products produces over 142 vitamin products sold at major retail stores, according to its website.Company officials would not comment on the sale or respond to questions, but a 2010 article in The Columbian reported that Northwest Natural Products employed nearly 500 people, from production workers to certified food technologists.last_img read more

Foster parent cares for chihuahua family tossed around in backpack

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman is taking in a chihuahua and her four puppies after they were victims of animal cruelty at a bar.A foster parent took a mother chihuahua and her four puppies into her care Monday until they are old enough to be adopted.According to officials, Teresa Gardner walked into the Briny Irish Pub in Pompano Beach last Sunday swinging and tossing a backpack with the dogs inside.They said she was trying to sell them.Gardner has since been charged with animal cruelty and resisting arrest.The 27-year-old remains behind bars.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Bose Soundwear Companion is still 150 off

first_img Bose Soundwear Bose Mobile Accessories Headphones Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar Comments Share your voice 23 Photos Enlarge Image Sarah Tew/CNET Half wearable speaker, half headphone, Bose’s Soundwear Companion is a strange product that’s hard to fully grasp unless you’ve tried it out. I liked it when I tried it, but the big strike against it was its high price of $300. However, at $149 — which is what Amazon, Best Buy and others are selling it for in a limited-time deal right now — it’s much more tempting. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the product featured on this page.See it AmazonThe idea is that you wear the Soundwear Companion around your neck and it shoots sound toward your ears — and it sounds better than you think it would. What’s cool about it is that, unless you’re playing it at high volumes, people around you can’t really hear the sound; only you can. (If they come right up to you they’ll hear something, but not if they’re standing a few feet away.) The speaker technology in the Soundwear Companion was the basis for the tech in Bose’s Frames audio sunglasses. It’s also very good for making calls. It’s like wearing a speakerphone around your neck. Note that this price is for the speaker only. The bundle price for the speaker with a cover is $20 to $30 more, depending on the color of the cover.  Tags See also 4last_img read more

WATCH ISIS chief Baghdadi is back hails Sri Lanka attack in 1st

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:38Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:36?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 … Close WATCH: ISIS chief Baghdadi is back, hails Sri Lanka attack in 1st video in 5 yearscenter_img A week after the most notorious of all terror outfits – the ISIS – claimed responsibility for the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the Islamic State released a propaganda video featuring ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for the first time in five years. Baghdadi was last seen in 2014 in the Grand Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq.Sitting cross-legged, Baghdadi speaks for about 40 seconds with an assault rifle leaning against the wall behind him. Baghdadi addressed a wide range of topics. Translating what the IS chief said, experts said that that Baghdadi praised the Sri Lankan bombings. He spoke about the long battle of Islam and its people. “The battle of Baghouz is over. But it did show the savagery, brutality and ill intentions of the Christians towards the Muslim community,” Baghdadi says. The terror outfit had carried out 92 operations in around eight countries in revenge for their losses, claimed Baghdadi.Watch the nerve-racking video here:As suspected, reporting about Baghdadi that he was slim & ailing (recurrent in captured commanders’ testimonies, who claimed to have met him) were inaccurate pic.twitter.com/jSRa4LqNxl— Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) April 29, 2019In the video, the IS chief paid tribute to fighters who died in the Baghouz area, saying they included nationals from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, France, Australia, Chechnya and Egypt. Self-proclaimed ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in a fresh video after 5 years. TwitterThe chief of the now-defunct IS caliphate seems to have survived the US-led air strike of 2015 and have fully recovered from his injuries. Baghdadi is seen addressing a few people whose faces have been blurred. The video, released by Islamic State media wing al-Furqan on Monday (April 29), offers no indication of where and when it was being shot.With a $25 million US bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the world’s most wanted man. Despite a number of claims about his death in the past few years, Baghdadi’s latest video demonstrates the fact that he is still alive but his whereabouts remain a mystery.NOTE: International Business Times could not verify the authenticity of the video.last_img read more

PM Hasina seeks national unity

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday vowed to launch a massive anti-corruption campaign as she delivered her first nationwide address, assuming office for the third consecutive term, also seeking a greater national unity on core issues. “Now we need national unity. We have to go proceed together sinking all differences. The unity will be based on the spirit of the War of Liberation, secularism, democratic values, equality, justice, development and progress,” she said in her 25-minute televised address.Sheikh Hasina said being the winning party Awami League constituted the government but “every citizen irrespective of their views and party affiliations is equal to the government”.“We will work for every citizen, taking initiative to establish accountability and good governance in public service sector and uphold the rule of law at all levels of the national life,” she said.The premier warned of launching a stringent anti-graft drive in her new term in office acknowledging the peoples sentiment against the persisting corrupt practices in different sectors.“I know there is unhappiness about corruption at all level of society . . . the government will go tough in execution the law to uproot corruption,” she said.The premier said information technology facilities would be used to detect sector-wise corruption but insisted that participation of mass people in the anti-graft drive was very crucial to stamp out corruption.She said also urged media to extend support the government in spearheading the anti-graft campaign.Sheikh Hasina said the drive against drug and militancy would continue simultaneously to build a peaceful society, where there would have no envy and hatred among the people of any faith.The premier urged the opposition members elected to Jatiya Sangsad in the 30 December elections to join the parliament session assuring them of giving proper value to all their proposals and criticism whatever their strength in the house.“The number of opposition members is very low in the 11th Parliament. But we will not consider them on the basis of their strength rather value them on the basis of the rationality of their argument,” she said.Sheikh Hasina added: “Jatiya Sangsad will be the focal point of all development.”She said a section of Bangladeshi youths became involved with terrorism and militancy as they were misguided at the instigation of some local and alien groups and sounded a strong note of warning against these elements.“There is no room for terrorism in Islam as the religion always preached for peace,” Sheikh Hasina said.The premier said her government initiated a campaign for education sector reforms particularly for modernization of the madrasa education for expansion of religious education.“Madrasa education is being modernized to make it productive. Dawra-e-Hadith of Quami Madrasa has been recognized equivalent to ‘master degree’ while 560 mosque cum Islamic Cultural Centres are being established across the country,” she said.The prime minister made a fervent call to the youth folks to be imbued with the ideals of language movement, mass upsurge of 1969, War of Liberation also recalling the sacrifices of Asad-Matiur and Noor Hossain to materialize the dream of independence.“Youths are our future leaders. I have full confidence in the creativeness, courage and strength of the youths. They can nourish the spirit of the Golden Bangladesh,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said responding to Bangabandhu’s call people of Bangladesh had given vote for Awami League in 1970 polls.In 2018, they gave Awami League another chance to serve them by casting their vote for Awami League, she said.The prime minister said she has nothing to gain personally from politics. She is doing politics with the prime objective of materializing the dream of Bangabandhu and welfare of the people. She has devoted her present for the future of posterity, she said.“My prime objective is to build a nation where the next generation will get a better life . . . we are following the footprint of Bangabandhu who has set an example of sacrifice in politics,” the premier said.Sheikh Hasina said her government would use the power, merit and creativity of youths for nation building activities so that they could take forward the country towards development and prosperity.About the formation of the new cabinet comprising freshers and elders the prime minister said, “We are determined to reach our goal though combined efforts of new and old leaders and will try heart and soul to reciprocate to the gesture of voters”.Sheikh Hasina said the victory of Awami League on 30 December election was very much anticipated.Many local and foreign surveys including the London based Economic Intelligence Unit and Research and Development Center ahead of the polls had predicted it.She attributed her party’s victory to country’s overall socioeconomic development over the last ten years.Sheikh Hasina said expansion of electricity coverage, allowances for poor, elderly persons and widows, education facilities of the children of poor families, hike of the wages of day labourers, salary of civil servants, agricultural incentives and implementation of many mega projects including Padma Bridge and Dhaka Metro Rail were some of the key areas that contributed to the election victory.Sheikh Hasina identified BNP’s election strategy for their colossal defeat in the polls.“BNP nominated more than one candidate in most of the constituencies to make brisk business with the nomination. Finally, they fielded weak candidate in most of the areas,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said people were not certain who would be BNP’s prime minister if the party was voted to power.last_img read more

Scott Satterfield Hired to Lead UofL Football Program

first_img SCOTT SATTERFIELD YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Press Conference Quotes In 2017, Appalachian State registered a 9-4 mark that included a 7-1 record within the league and a 34-0 win over Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl. The Mountaineers ranked among the top 20 teams nationally in fewest sacks allowed (No. 2 with eight), first downs allowed (No. 20 with 222), fewest passes picked off by opposing defenses (No. 8 with six), defensive interceptions (No. 12 with 18), sacks per game (No. 17 with 2.92), and turnover margin (No. 11 with 0.92). 2018 Appalachian State 10-2 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) New Orleans Bowl (Middle Tennessee) Photo Gallery Satterfield spent the first 11 seasons of his professional career in Boone, coaching the Mountaineers’ wide receivers (1998), running backs (1999-02) and quarterbacks (2003-08). He was an integral part of Appalachian State’s transition from a Power-I to a Spread offense in 2004.With Satterfield serving as the Mountaineers’ primary play-caller, Appalachian State ranked among the nation’s top 20 in five major offensive statistical categories (scoring, rushing, passing, passing efficiency and total offense) from 2004-08. In 2007, the season in which Appalachian State took down Michigan, the Mountaineers led the nation with a school-record 488.3 yards of total offense per game.As Appalachian State’s quarterbacks coach, Satterfield coached both Richie Williams (2003-05) and Armanti Edwards (2006-08) to All-America recognition. He was Edwards’ mentor for the first of his back-to-back Walter Payton Awards (FCS Player of the Year) in 2008.Prior to his return to Appalachian State as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2012, Satterfield spent one season as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Toledo (2009) and two as the offensive coordinator at Florida International (2010-11).In his only season at Toledo, the Rockets ranked 20th nationally in passing (278.5 yards per game) and 14th in total offense (438.3 yards per game). With FIU, he helped lead the Golden Panthers to the first two bowl appearances in school history, including a victory over Toledo in the 2010 Little Caesars Bowl.As a quarterback at Appalachian State, Satterfield made 27 starts from 1992-95 after redshirting as a true freshman walk-on in 1991. He earned first-team all-conference recognition as a senior in 1995 after passing for 1,461 yards and rushing for 649 more to help lead the Mountaineers to the only undefeated, untied regular season (11-0) in school history and a 12-1 final record. He graduated from Appalachian State with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1996.Satterfield and his wife, Beth, a former track and field athlete at Appalachian State, have three children: Bryce, Isaac and Alli.Notable Accomplishments They put together one of the most statistically complete seasons in league history, allowing less than 12 points per game in Sun Belt action. Overall, the Mountaineers led the conference in scoring defense (17.0 points per game), total defense (326.0 yards per game), rushing offense (245.6 yards per game), turnover margin (+8), and time of possession (33:25). In conference games, Appalachian State led the league in total offense (452.5 yards per game). 51-24 / 38-10 Four Bowl Appearances (3-0) In 2015, Satterfield’s third year leading the Mountaineers, the team posted an 11-2 record. It was the highest win total by an FBS program in its first season of bowl eligibility after completing the transition. The Mountaineers ranked among the Sun Belt’s top two in 19 of the league’s 33 statistical categories during the season. Story Links In 23 seasons at Appalachian State, including five as a quarterback (1991-95) and 12 as an assistant coach (1998-2008, 2012), the Mountaineers secured three NCAA Division I FCS national titles and 11 conference championships. SATTERFIELD AT A GLANCEFull Name: Fredric Scott SatterfieldBirthdate: Dec. 21, 1972 Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.High School: Orange, 1991College: Appalachian State, 1996 (B.S., physical education)Wife: Beth (Burleson)Sons: Bryce and IsaacDaughter: AlliPlaying Experience1991-95: Appalachian State (quarterback)Coaching Experience1998: Appalachian State (wide receivers)1999-2002: Appalachian State (running backs)2003-08: Appalachian State (quarterbacks)2009: Toledo (passing game coordinator/quarterbacks)2010-11: Florida International (offensive coordinator/QBs)2012: Appalachian State (assistant head coach/off. coord./QBs)2013-18: Appalachian State (head coach) 2016 Appalachian State 10-3 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Toledo, W 31-28) “I understand there are high expectations here, but as a program, we will do things the right way and develop men of high integrity and character. We will build a program that our fans will be extremely proud of on and off the field.” LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scott Satterfield, who guided his teams to three consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships, has agreed to a six-year contract to become the 23rd football head coach at the University of Louisville, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Tuesday.”When I set out looking for a new head coach, I recognized Scott early in the process as someone I was confident in leading this football program,” Tyra said. “Following his career very closely, his teams are statistically very sound on both sides of the football. Both his offenses and defenses are ranked high nationally, and I valued how well-prepared and well-coached his teams have always been at Appalachian State.” Appalachian State won its third straight Sun Belt title this year. The only other FBS programs with at least three straight conference titles are Oklahoma and Clemson. The Mountaineers are 92-17 in their last 109 home games since 2003. App State went 6-0 at home this season to post the first unbeaten home record since a 9-0 mark in 2006. By winning the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game on Dec. 1, Satterfield improved to 44-7 against Group of Five conference opponents and 35-6 against Sun Belt Conference opponents. Appalachian State earned a Top 25 ranking this season, becoming just the second Sun Belt team to be ranked in a national poll. With 40 wins since the start of the 2015 season, Satterfield is tied for fifth place nationally and first among Group of Five head coaches. The only FBS coaches with more wins in that time are Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst. In the Mountaineers’ short time in the FBS era, Satterfield has directed Appalachian State to three-straight conference titles and led the program to its fourth-straight bowl appearance this year. In 2016, the Mountaineers completed a 10-win season, winning nine of their last 10 contests to finish at 10-3 overall – capped by a 31-28 win over Toledo in the Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineers’ two losses came at the hands of ranked opponents, opening the season with a 20-13 overtime loss to No. 9 Tennessee and a defeat to No. 25 Miami two weeks later. “He has a proven record of building great teams and winning championships, but he’s done an outstanding job of building character and establishing a strong culture within his programs. We are excited about his plans for our football program, and I am thrilled to welcome Coach Satterfield and his family to Louisville.” Known as an innovative offensive mind, Satterfield’s team that season scored over 28 points in 11 games. To add to that success, the Mountaineers finished 11th in the nation in total defense, yielding only 314.5 yards per game, and 14th in the country in scoring defense at 19.1 points per game. Appalachian State held seven opponents to 14 points or less, including a pair of shutouts. “My family and I are extremely excited to be able to join this outstanding university and passionate community,” Satterfield said. “I’m so thankful to Vince Tyra and Neeli Bendapudi for giving me the ability to fulfill my dream. Words cannot express how grateful I am. I have two immediate obligations: mold these young men into productive members of society and put a competitive team on the field that’s going to work extremely hard to win games. The Hillsborough, N.C., native won four games in his first season, but steadily improved the program over the next five seasons. In 2014, Satterfield’s squad captured a 7-5 mark, winning its final six games to close out its first season as an FBS member. This season, the Mountaineers are 10-2 and captured the East Division title behind a 7-1 league record. The team has compiled five straight wins heading into its bowl appearance, outscoring opponents 157-60. YEAR SCHOOL RECORD POSTSEASON 2013 Appalachian State 4-8 / 4-4 SoCon (t-4th) Print Friendly Version 2015 Appalachian State 11-2 / 7-1 Sun Belt (2nd) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Ohio, W 31-29) 2014 Appalachian State 7-5 / 6-2 Sun Belt (3rd) Defensively, the Mountaineers are sixth nationally in total defense, yielding only 279.3 yards per game and sixth allowing 15.7 points per contest. On offense, Satterfield’s team is averaging 36.7 points per game, which is 20th in the country, and is 15th in rushing offense behind 241.0 yards per game on the ground. 2017 Appalachian State 9-4 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) Dollar General Bowl (Toledo, W 34-0) 6 Years Hosting the first Sun Belt Conference Championship Game in league history, Appalachian State won 30-19 against Louisiana to claim its third straight league title and earn an automatic bid to face Middle Tennessee of Conference USA in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15. Satterfield compiled a remarkable 51-24 record at Appalachian State, including a 38-10 conference mark in six seasons with the Mountaineers. His conference record of 34-6 in five Sun Belt seasons is the best in the league over that span. Notably, he became the first coach to lead a school from the FCS level to FBS and immediately earn three-consecutive bowl wins.last_img read more

HandsOn Battle Chasers Nightwar Resurrects a Forgotten Comic Book Series

first_img The Xbox One X Looks Nice, But Twice as Nice as the Xbox One?Super Mario Odyssey and Other E3 Nintendo Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda Stay on target One of my favorite comic books from the mid-90s was Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers. What was fun about this series was that it was essentially a role-playing game in comic book form. The series lasted less than ten issues, but it has always stuck with me because of its unique art style and setting.You can imagine my surprise when I learned that a Battle Chasers RPG was in development. I made sure to land an appointment for the game at last year’s E3 and was impressed by what I saw. It was exactly what I imagined a proper Battle Chasers RPG would be like; complete with gorgeous Joe Mad art and classic turn-based action. That was a hands-off demo, but for this year’s E3, I got to actually play it for myself. Spoiler alert: I really, really liked it.Battle Chasers: Nightwar has an isometric camera angle similar to Diablo. With this viewpoint, it is easy to navigate through the intricately designed dungeons. Though most stages are hand-crafted, there are a few which are randomly generated. This gives the game significant replay value. As you would expect from any good RPG, each area is littered with secret passages, loot, and of course, lots of nasty monsters.When engaging in combat, Battle Chasers‘ camera switches to a more traditional viewpoint with your party on the left side and enemies on the right. Your party is composed of three characters who each have their own special abilities. Like Final Fantasy X, players are able to see the attack order of characters and foes. This is useful for knowing when its best to attack or defend. It’s a simple system to understand but mastering it is a whole other story.I did a good job of discovering hidden loot and clearing out lower-tier monsters as I made my way through the dungeon. When I got to the dungeon’s boss, things took a drastic turn. I had to face off against two vicious werewolves simultaneously. I was only supposed to fight one of them (along with a couple of minions), but two of them jumped me. I fought valiantly for some time, but it was ultimately a fight I couldn’t win. Even though I got my ass handed to me, I had a blast trying out different strategies.I’m very happy with how Battle Chasers: Nightwar is coming along. Battle Chasers is a comic book which has been all but forgotten by the public. Hopefully, this game will put it in the spotlight again. If RPG fans embrace this title, then there is no reason we can’t have a full revival of the series, even if it’s in the form of a video game. Expect Battle Chasers: Nightwar to be released on October 3 for the Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This is available for pre-order now from Amazon now.Let us know how we’re doinglast_img read more

Police dealing with accident on busy road and asking motorists to avoid

first_imgWant to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are dealing with an accident on a busy South Cheshire road. The accident has taken place on Middlewich Road in Sandbach – with motorists being asked to avoid the area. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently dealing with a road traffic collision on Middlewich Road, Sandbach near to the junction of School Lane. Please avoid this route if possible.” The accident is believed to have taken place shortly before 4pm this afternoon. Two vehicles are believed to be involved and no one is believed to have been seriously injured. We’ll bring you an update on this story when we get one. Read MoreLIVE: Delays continue on A50 after motorcyclist taken to hospitallast_img read more

Watch Parkrun fun takes Ladysmith by storm

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith held its first-ever ‘parkrun’ on Saturday (November 5) at the Country Club. Parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run/walk that takes place around the world every Saturday at 8am.374 runners turned up for the inaugural Ladysmith ‘parkrun’. Comrades multiple winner Bruce Fordyce was there to encourage people to participate, from walkers to those taking their first steps in running; to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; young and old; all were welcome.Bruce Fordyce explains how parkrun worksYou can visit www.parkrun.co.za/ladysmith/ for all the information you need.And they’re off… For some it was a slow start and for others a race to beat the Comrades icon.Bruce stressed the importance of registering and geting your own number and barcode.Those who ran without a barcode did not receive their race time.(Warning: This video is over 20meg)last_img read more

THAI Tiger Airways to claw at Asias low fare market with new

first_imgMr. Piyasvasti Amranand (left), THAI President and Mr. Tony Davis (right), Tiger Airways Group President and CEO. Mr. Raymond Kwan (second from left), Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, Head of Planning & Investor Relations, Mr. Chin Sak Hin (third from left), Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, Chief Finance Office, Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand (fourth from left), THAI President, Mr. Tony Davis (fourth from right), Tiger Airways Group President and CEO, Mr. Chokchai Panyayong (third from right), THAI Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Department, Mr. Teerapol Chotichanapibal (second from right), THAI acting Executive Vice President, Commercial Department. THAI and Tiger Airways have announced ‘Thai Tiger’; a joint venture set to capture the low fare travel market in Asia.Thai Airways International (THAI) and Tiger Airways recently announced the signing of a deal to form a new low fare airline called Thai Tiger Airways Private Limited (Thai Tiger). The new airline will operate the same low fare, low cost model as the other airlines in the Thai Airways Group, and is set to commence operations in the first quarter of 2011. THAI Tiger will be based out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and will offer short-haul, point-to-point services within a five-hour flying radius. “We are pleased to partner with Tiger Airways in establishing Thailand’s newest airline, Thai Tiger,” THAI President, Piyasvasti Amranand said. “With its disciplined approach to the low-cost model, Tiger Airways has proven that it has the right approach to competing effectively in the growing low fare travel market in Asia.” The joint venture will be 51 percent owned by THAI and a THAI entity and 49 percent owned by Tiger Airways, Reuters reported. “The Thai Tiger Board will consist of three nominees from THAI and two nominees from Tiger Airways, with the Chairmanship being held by THAI,” Mr Amranand said. Tiger Airways have nominated Tony Davis and Ryanasia principal Declan Ryan, one of the founding shareholders of both Tiger Airways and Ryanair, to sit on the Board. Mr Amranand also noted the differentiation that the joint venture will provide THAI, “Thai Tiger will offer an entirely different line of products to that offered by THAI.” Tiger Airways Group President and CEO, Mr Tony Davis, reflected on the economic benefits that the venture offered: “Thai Tiger will be well positioned to offer low fares to even more parts of the Asia Pacific region from its base in [Thailand] … Spreading our paw print means greater economies of scale for Tiger Airways, which in turn enables us to lower costs and fares even further”.Thai Tiger will operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, consistent with other airlines in the Tiger Airways Group.center_img Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more