Home Depot warns on dollar

first_imgHome Depot warns on dollar529 viewsHome Depot warns on dollar529 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Home Depot warns on dollar529 viewsBusinessAmericans are spending more money fixing up their homes, and that’s jacking up sales at Home Depot. Same-store sales in the U.S. rose nearly 9 percent in the latest quarter. And profit rose sharplyVentuno Web Player 4.50Americans are spending more money fixing up their homes, and that’s jacking up sales at Home Depot. Same-store sales in the U.S. rose nearly 9 percent in the latest quarter. And profit rose sharplylast_img read more

UFO researcher blames Google for working with government to cover up realities

first_imgScott C Waring, a self-proclaimed alien researcher who operates from Taiwan, is one of the most prominent figures in the UFO community. The researcher has been releasing some mindblowing UFO videos over the past few years, and he believes these clips are proof of extraterrestrial existence.Throughout his career, Waring has blamed NASA and the government for covering up realities about alien life, and now he has targeted search engine giant Google for working ‘hand-in-glove’ with the authorities to censor facts of extraterrestrial existence from the general public.In a recent post on his website ‘UFO Sightings Daily’, Waring alleged that Google is intentionally trying to target UFO researchers in order to make sure that their content is not reaching the fingertips of internet users.”Google owns the platform my UFO Sightings Daily site is on, Google owns Youtube, Google owns Adsense. DO YOU SEE A PATTERN YET? Because I sure do. UFO researchers worldwide are being attacked by Google, which is an organisation worldwide controlling information that people are allowed to see. That Google itself is attempting to clean up and delete the UFO community from the Internet. We are under attack by Google,” wrote Waring on his website.A few months back, after spotting a fossil-like structure on Mars, Waring had urged United States president Donald Trump to appoint him as the head of NASA. In his web post, Waring claimed that he will disclose all secrets about alien life if he gets a chance to work as the head of the United States space agency.The comments from Waring came just a few days after a streak of pulsating UFOs were spotted in England. The clip of this bizarre incident was released by conspiracy theory YouTube channel ‘Mavixxx’, and it made many people believe that an alien invasion is imminent.last_img read more

Myanmar policeman detained over Rohingya abuse video

first_imgRohingya refugees sit as they wait to enter the Kutupalang Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2016. ReutersMyanmar said Monday it has detained several police officers over a video shot by a fellow policeman that shows them beating Rohingya civilians, a rare admission of abuse against the Muslim minority.Tens of thousands of people from the persecuted ethnic group—loathed by many of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority—have fled a military operation in Rakhine state, launched after attacks on police posts in October.Neighbouring Bangladesh says some 50,000 Rohingya have crossed its border over the past two months. Many have brought harrowing accounts of rape, murder and arson at the hands of Myanmar’s army or police.Dozens of videos have emerged apparently showing abuses against Rohingya, but this is the first time the government has said it will take action over them.The refugees’ stories have raised global alarm and galvanised protests against Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been accused of not doing enough to help the Rohingya.Her government has said troops are hunting militants behind the deadly raids on police border posts, denying claims of atrocities with a flurry of public statements.However on Monday authorities pledged to take action “against police who allegedly beat villagers during area clearance operations on 5 November in Kotankauk village”.Suu Kyi’s office named four officers involved in the operation including constable Zaw Myo Htike, who looks nonchalantly into the camera smoking as he records the video.“Those who (were) initially identified were detained,” it said in a statement. “Further investigations are being carried out to expose other police officers who beat villagers in the operation.”‘Sadistic cinema verite’ -The footage shows police hitting a young boy around the head as he walks to where dozens of villagers are lined up in rows seated on the ground, hands behind their heads.Three officers in uniform then start attacking one of the sitting men, beating him with a stick and kicking him repeatedly in the face.A Rohingya activist contacted by AFP said the footage had been verified by a refugee from the nearby camp, Shilkhali.Analyst David Mathieson said the video “brings into sharp question the government’s denials of security forces abuses in Rakhine since October, when here is sadistic cinema verite of how they are treating the local Muslim population”.Around 600 people have been detained since the start of the military operation, according to state media, including six who died in police custody in largely unexplained circumstances.Matthew Smith, chief executive of Fortify Rights, said the video adds to a growing body of evidence of widespread abuse by security forces.“Unfortunately the scene this video depicts isn’t unique or an isolated event,” he said. “Impunity still rules the day in Rakhine state.”Myanmar has long discriminated against the stateless Rohingya, whom rights groups say are among the most persecuted peoples in the world.More than 120,000 have been trapped in squalid displacement camps since violence erupted in 2012 in Rakhine, where they are denied citizenship, access to health care and education.Over a dozen Nobel laureates wrote to the UN Security Council last week urging action to stop the “human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” in northern Rakhine.Under Myanmar’s junta-era constitution Suu Kyi’s civilian administration has limited power over the army, which maintains control of the defence, home and border ministries.last_img read more

Police leaving no stones unturned to ensure safe IDay

first_imgKolkata: The police is taking all necessary steps to avoid any untoward incident during the Independence Day parade to be held at Red Road on Wednesday.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be hoisting the national flag at Red Road. She will also be given guard-of-honour. The programme at Red Road is scheduled to start at 10 am and it will continue till around 11.30 am. The Chief Minister will also be giving out police medals in the same programme.The parade will begin with a tableau of Safe Drive Save Life and subsequently participants from Kolkata Police, West Bengal Police, school children and tableaus of different departments will be passing one after the other. Around 980 children of different schools will be performing in the parade. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The Winners”, a special all-women patrolling team of the city police to combat and prevent incidents of molestation and eve-teasing in the city, will also be participating in the Independence Day parade. A team of women officers of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) will also be taking part in the parade. This will be the first time for the Mounted Police unit taking part in it.There will be tableaus on the projects including Rupashree, Kanyashree, Sabujshree, Khadya Sathi, and Sabujsathi. Besides the tableau of the Youth Services and Sports department with the theme of ‘Football’, there will also be a tableau of the Information and Cultural Affairs department based on the theme of ‘Sampriti’. Flowers will be sprinkled from helicopter at the time of the parade.Kolkata Police has tightened the security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident during the parade. An additional 1,500 policemen will be deployed and at the same time, there will be close monitoring from watchtowers. As many as 10 watchtowers have been erected around Red Road. Three Quick Response Teams (QRTs) will be deployed and there will also be six mobile patrolling units.last_img read more