WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021 Cricket IPL 2021: Avesh Khan takes Virat Kohli’s autograph after DC vs RCB match. (Twitter) IPL 2021: Avesh Khan has been one of the revelations of this year’s Indian Premier League. First, he dismissed Dhoni for a golden duck and then got an autograph. Then it was Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. And now it was Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli who gave his autograph to the youngster.After the thriller on Tuesday, where Avesh sent Kohli packing, he went to RCB skipper for an autograph. And he did not stop here. He even took autograph from AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerYou can take a cricketer away from RCB, but you can’t take the RCBian out of that cricketer. You’ve come a long way, Avesh. That was some bowling!#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #DCvRCB #DareToDream pic.twitter.com/us5mTa1Rdw— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 27, 2021IPL 2021: DC vs RCB highlightsRCB rode on an AB de Villiers special and a solid final over from Mohammad Siraj to claw out a one-run victory on Delhi Capitals. The ever-reliable ABD scored an impressive unbeaten 42-ball 75 to steer RCB to 171 for five. The Bangalore bowlers also executed their plans well with Harshal Patel ending as the highest wicket-taker on the night with 2/37.ALSO READ| Strict move by BCCI; more frequent testing, no outside food allowed in bio-bubbleNeeding 14 off the final over, Delhi fell agonizingly short as Rishabh Pant’s back-to-back fours off the remaining two balls did not prove to be enough.With the win, RCB once again goes top of the points table with five wins in six games. They look good to make the playoffs.IPL 2021: When is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s next match?Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 30 at Narendra Modi Stadium.IPL 2021: When is Delhi Capitals next match?Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals will play Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tomorrow (April 28) at Narendra Modi Stadium.IPL 2021 points table: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father TAGSAvesh KhanDC next matchDC vs RCBDelhi CapitalsIPL 2021 SHARE India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life 4 Mumbai Indians52300-0.0324 5 Kolkata Knight Riders62400-0.3054 3 Delhi Capitals642000.2698 SnoTeamPldWonLostTiedN/RNet RRPts Cricket IPL 2021: DC’s Avesh Khan’s fan boy moment, gets an autograph from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers after DC vs RCB thriller Cricket Cricket Previous articleRCB goes on top of IPL 2021 points table after beating Delhi Capital by 1 run, Pant fails to score 14 of last overNext articleWomen T20 Challenge: BCCI official declares, might skip Women T20 challenge around IPL this season’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 2 Chennai Super Kings541001.6128 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Facebook Twitter IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Cricket 6 Punjab Kings62400-0.6084 Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs 1 Royal Challengers Bangalore651000.08910 7 Rajasthan Royals52300-0.6814 Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsored ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 28, 2021 WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early 8 Sunrisers Hyderabad51400-0.182 ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw
The wing’s cheeky face encapsulated a major moment in the Wales-England match #WALvENG as the Louis Rees-Zammit gif sweeps social mediaLouis Rees-Zammit attempts to catch the ball (Getty Images)It was just a look, but there’s a whole generation out there who might describe it as a ‘mood’. After Wales’ second try against England in the third round of the 2021 Six Nations, quicksilver wing Louis Rees-Zammit pulled a face that beautifully and succinctly summed up the feelings of a nation. Rees-Zammit’s reaction to that knock on decision…Listen via the @BBCSounds app https://t.co/5Du5Yilmm1#bbcrugby #WALvENG #SixNations ( @mttcrss) pic.twitter.com/toFchuAOmO— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) February 27, 2021 Also make sure you know about the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links. Wales going three from three with Italy next and a team that *loves* momentum: pic.twitter.com/Xsa73JR2wA— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) February 27, 2021 Rees-Zammit’s face #WALvENG pic.twitter.com/gL4LtLmUuY— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) February 27, 2021The opening exchanges of Wales v England was dominated by controversial try decisions and the second score certainly generated a lot of debate – did Rees-Zammit knock on or not? However, as the try stood, you can understand why a feeling of relief (or disbelief) would be written across players’ faces.This was a very meme-friendly moment from the young Gloucester star. All hail the Rees-Zammit gif. Wales 40-24 England pic.twitter.com/dfJgRevNHT— Owen Williams (@OwsWills) February 27, 2021Wales would go on to lift the Triple Crown, winning the match at the Principality Stadium 40-24 – putting 40 points on England for the first time, and also claiming a try-scoring bonus point in the process, too. Referee: “I’m not seeing a knock-on”Louis Rees-Zammit: pic.twitter.com/EL0oOHTpCB— David O’Toole (@David_OToole) February 27, 2021 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When you watch Louis Rees-Zammit TikTok #WALvENG pic.twitter.com/PbLEXjdpNY— Issie (@IssieAtch) February 27, 2021 When you think England surely can’t give away as many brain -dead penalties as they did in the first 2 games again…And then realise, actually, yes they can #WALENG pic.twitter.com/7EHuFZ7xHE— Tim Cocker (@cocker) February 27, 2021After the match, England coach Eddie Jones reacted to England’s defeat to Wales, saying of big refereeing calls: “They’re huge decisions, we can’t debate it, we are not allowed to debate it. All I will end up with is a fine and that won’t help anyone. The dog won’t be able to eat its food, the wife won’t be able to eat, so I can’t say anything.“They get points maybe they don’t deserve and we have to fight to get back in the game. It makes it difficult and you have to be good enough to overcome it. They were worthy winners, but we have to be good enough to overcome those, as unusual as they might be.”But there were so many positives for Wales to take from this win, and they now harbour hopes of a Grand Slam.And anyway… just look at that face!Follow our Six Nations homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Area: 488 m² Area: 488 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/354899/ols-house-j-mayer-h-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/354899/ols-house-j-mayer-h-architects Clipboard Ols House / J. Mayer H. ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOls House / J. Mayer H. Architects Save this picture!© David Franck+ 28 Share 2011 “COPY” Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Year: “COPY” CopyHouses•Stuttgart, Germany Photographs Projects Houses photographs: David FranckPhotographs: David FranckText description provided by the architects. Concept: The new house is on a plot of land near Stuttgart, on a hillside with a generous view of the valley. The owners wanted a new home that would bring this view to life even inside of the building. The house is in a residential area with conventional developments, most of which date from the 1960s.Save this picture!© David FranckThe new, 4-person family home is divided into an elevated ground floor with entrance area, utility room and spa, and a second floor with an open, flowing floor plan containing the living, dining and kitchen areas. Full-height glazing provides a free view of the valley and terrace looking over the garden area. Upstairs are the sleeping areas, dressing rooms and bathrooms. The central design element is a sculptural staircase that connects all three levels.Save this picture!© David FranckConstruction:The house was built as a reinforced concrete construction. The facade consists of one heat-insulating compound system and an aluminum and glass facade. Slats and anti-glare sheeting provide integrated sun protection, protecting it against heat. All of the lightweight partition walls inside are made of drywall. The floor is a seamless layer of screed. The roof with the deep, recessed balcony was built with pre-weathered zinc plate cladding and is fitted with solar panels. Outdoor paved areas were realized as tartan surfaces.Save this picture!ElevationsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe New ‘Context’ in Architecture: Learning From LebanonArticles’Smart Harbor’ Young Architects CompetitionEvent Share Year: Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects CopyAbout this officeJ. Mayer H. ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStuttgartHousesGermanyPublished on April 04, 2013Cite: “Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects” 04 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/318424/hut-to-hut-rintala-eggertsson-architects Clipboard “COPY” Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects Photographs: Pasi AaltoDesign Team:Sami Rintala, Pasi Aalto, Gunilla Bandolin, Robin Belven, Einar Syversen, Helder Matos, Ida Mosand, Monica Bellika Esaiassen, Kristin Rønnestad, Marta Correa, Moritz Kerschbaum, Olav Kildal, Jonny Klevstad, Karoline Førsund, Dagur Eggertsson.Collaborators:Eden Project, Loowatt Ltd., Buro Happold, Annapurna Garimella, Suresh Heblikar, Jim O’Donnell, Sujata Goel, Kalidas Shetty, Talavane Krishna, Arnun Balakrishnan, Murali KrishnaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pasi AaltoRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The hut was developed in design- and building workshops with students from the University of Technology in Trondheim following an international seminar about the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India. The main aim was to find solutions that would benefit the local population specifically and the environment of the region in general.Save this picture!© Pasi AaltoThe concept was to make the hut as environmentally friendly as possible by using locally produced, materials and renewable energy sources. This would then simplify both the production and maintenance of the buildings in the long run.Save this picture!© Pasi AaltoThe organization is based on the local building tradition with a cluster of houses that compose a shaded courtyard situation where people can gather. One, two or more buildings can be built next to already existing dwellings or erected separately to form an individual cluster of buildings. Introducing an orthogonal traffic system in the building, one can add several of these buildings together to form a more urban setting in the situation where that is feasible.Save this picture!© Pasi AaltoThe hut represents a possibility for the local population to invest in the growing environmentally conscious segment of the tourist market while maintaining their traditional culture and lifestyle. The building is totally off-grid. It has solar panels on the roof producing enough energy for the future inhabitants and a composting latrine which produces biogas enough for one household.Save this picture!© Pasi AaltoOriginally published January 15, 2013.Project gallerySee allShow lessVejlskovgaard Stable / LUMO ArchitectsSelected ProjectsEagle Academy / Shinberg.Levinas Architectural DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Karnataka, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Pasi Aalto+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects CopyCultural Architecture, Residential Architecture•India India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/318424/hut-to-hut-rintala-eggertsson-architects Clipboard Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects Cultural Architecture CopyAbout this officeRintala Eggertsson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureWoodSustainabilityIcebergHousesIndiaPublished on October 26, 2019Cite: “Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects” 26 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement LIT will host the 2016 #gamesfleadhAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leading game developers, including John Romero, to participate in LIT/Microsoft eventTHE organisers of Games Fleadh, Ireland’s version of the Oscars for undergraduate game designers and developers, have said that Ireland is fast becoming the ‘Silicon Arcade’ of Europe.Some of the biggest names in the gaming industry will gather at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) campus in Thurles on March 9 next to participate in Games Fleadh 2016, an all-island games design and development competition for third-level students. Supported by Microsoft Ireland, EA Games, Ubisoft and the Irish Computer Society, the 13th annual Games Fleadh will feature the Game Studio Tower Defence competition and Robocode.Event organisers say the Irish games design and development sector has recently enjoyed strong growth as evidenced by job announcements from EA, Black Shamrock and ZeniMax, as well as relocation from Silicon Valley to Galway of Romero Games.“This high profile move to Ireland by John and Brenda Romero whose title credits include ‘Doom’, ‘Dangerous Dave’, ‘Quake’, ‘Wizardry’ and ‘The Mechanic is the Message’ is an endorsement of the potential of this sector to develop. EA have continued to grow their presence in Galway and with the addition of their QA team are creating job opportunities for Irish game developer graduates. The recent establishment of the Irish game makers association ‘Imirt’ lends further evidence to the growth and optimism in this sector.” said Dr. Liam Noonan, event organiser and lecturer at LIT’s Game Design and Development degree in Thurles at today’s launch of Games Fleadh 2016.Speaking about Games Fleadh 2016, Dr. Noonan said, “Games Fleadh is a fantastic networking opportunity for the Irish game development sector and in many ways it is the Game Development Oscars for our undergraduate students on the Island of Ireland.”Games Fleadh will feature a keynote talk by John Romero as well as talks by industry professionals from EA, Microsoft and Fungus Games. This year, a new innovation sees the inclusion of startup session which will provide insight from recently formed Irish startups in the game design and development sector.Games Fleadh will also host a number of competitions on the day including an EA FIFA 2016 and UFC tournaments, with numerous EA titles being provided as prizes for the various competitions. To celebrate the launch of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ on March 8th, the game will be playable at Games Fleadh. Once gamers have had a chance to play, developers at Ubisoft Massive Entertainment will answer any questions and feedback on comments about The Division. There will also be some great Tom Clancy’s The Division prizes in the Games Fleadh raffle.Commenting ahead of the event, EA Ireland said, “We at EA look forward to meeting the many games design and development students from across Ireland at LIT Games Fleadh 2016 and sharing our experiences in the design and development of future titles. We welcome the opportunity to support game development competitions in Ireland and to work with the various 3rd level Institutions to ensure we have talented graduates to avail of the many career opportunities in this sector.”Senior PR Manager Stefan McGarry from Ubisoft said, “We are delighted that ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ will feature at this year’s Games Fleadh. It’s a great showcase for new games design and development, and we’re very pleased to be supporting such talent.”Games Fleadh 2016 is open to the public for free. Online registration is available at www.gamesfleadh.ie. For more visit www.twitter.com/gamesfleadh or search Twitter #gamesfleadh. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick roads set to benefit from €4 million severe weather fundNext articleCall for Limerick council chief executive to resign Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLimerick IT hosts #gamesfleadh as Ireland becomes the Silicon Arcade of EuropeBy Staff Reporter – February 25, 2016 864 Print TAGSGames Fleadh 2016limerickLIT WhatsApp Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Pinterest WhatsApp MOSC celebrating Heroes concert Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGUEST VIEW: If Manafort is guilty of acting as foreign agent, so is Hillary and the DNCNext articleEvents, displays for all admin Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Local News By admin – May 11, 2018 celebrating our heroes logo Facebook The Wagner NoëlThe Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale has scheduled Pops and Family Series: Celebrating Our Heroes featuring Gene Collins (narrator) concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788.
Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ An Post has published the location of 159 Post Offices which are to close as a result of the serving Postmaster or postmistress opting to retire.There are 17 in Donegal, four more than had been flagged when a draft list was circulated earlier this month.The four not included in the initial list are Brinlack, Burtonport, Meenaneary and Rossnakill.An Post says post offices in locations where postmasters are opting to retire will close and the services will be consolidated with neighbouring offices, ensuring their continued viability. 16 such post offices have already closed at the request of the retiring contractor, including Church Hill in Donegal.*************************An Post statement in full -An Post has published the location of 159 Post Offices where the serving Postmaster has opted to retire under the historic agreement concluded between An Post and the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU), and the neighbouring offices to where business will transfer, boosting their transaction levels and viability.This agreement was underpinned by A New Vision for the Future of the Post Office Services in Ireland,* accepted by a 5 to 1 majority in a ballot of IPU members earlier this year. Post Offices in locations where postmasters are opting to retire will close and the services will be consolidated with neighbouring offices ensuring their continued viability. 16 such post offices have already closed at the request of the retiring contractor.The list of locations in which postmasters are retiring, and their neighbouring post offices, is available at www.anpost.ie/PostOfficeConsolidation All remaining Post Offices will benefit from enhanced services and products, new opening hours and an investment package aimed at improving services for customers, driving customer footfall and attracting a wider demographic to ensure that the post office is not just wanted by communities but is indeed relevant and actually used by all. Debbie Byrne, Managing Director of An Post Retail thanked the postmasters who have chosen to retire for their great service to An Post and local communities over many years. She also said that An Post was committed to ensuring the sustainability and viability of the Post Office network and would move now to offer more new and innovative services to customers through the reconfigured network.“An Post is very grateful for the contribution of the Postmasters over so many years. We will work with the communities that they have served to ensure that their needs continue to be met by An Post for the future.“The An Post team has done painstaking work combining business and demographic data with extensive local knowledge to produce a network plan which actively supports the future of rural Ireland. We are committed to ensuring a vibrant network for all our customers through investment and the expansion of e-commerce, financial and government services to drive usage and relevancy of the post office in today’s changing environment, she added. “’We fully acknowledge that this process will be difficult for some customers and communities but the end result will be a strengthened, viable post office network serving the needs of our country for the future,’’ she concluded.The newly configured Post Office network is focused on three areas to enhance its relevance and appeal:Post offices becoming the backbone of e-commerce: offering the fullest range of parcel and mail services including out-of-hours collections, returns, tracking and redirectionCommunity financial services: diversifying and growing financial services products for individuals and SMEs to include loans, credit cards and more foreign exchange products; local banking in association with the major banks and a full range of State Savings products in more locations nationwide than any other organisationPost offices becoming One-Stop-Shop for Government Services: extending the range of local and central government services including licensing; payments for local authorities, fines and planning applications; digital ID and authorisations. Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHosepipe ban being lifted in NW from FridayNext articleWorld Bronze for Tyrone’s Jude Gallagher News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – August 28, 2018 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Details of An Post’s decisions on future local Post Office services, including Social Welfare payment arrangements, will be posted in each of the listed offices within the next two weeks.Wherever possible, An Post will also seek to ensure that PostPoint services (such as stamp sales, Bill Payment and Mobile Top-Up) are available from retailers in locations where existing Post Offices are closing.The Company revealed the following patterns (according to the National Census 2016) from the 159 locations where Postmasters have opted to retire:All are locations with populations of less than 500 peopleAll are within 15km of at least one other Post Office – on average the nearest adjoining Post Office is within 7km.Almost 100 of the locations are in remote areas, defined by Census 2016 as having “no settlement” **An Post has established an Independent Review Process for communities to seek an assessment of An Post’s decisions on future Post Office provision in their area following the retirement of a local Postmaster. Details of this process are set out in notices posted in the relevant post office and in An Post’s Vision document (link below)./endsNote:* A New Vision for Post Office Services in Ireland may be viewed here: www.anpost.ie/Newvision Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook An Post confirms 17 post offices will close in Donegal WhatsApp ** In the National Census 2016, a settlement (census town) was defined as there being a minimum of 50 occupied dwellings, with a maximum distance between any dwelling and the building closest to it, of 100 metres, and where there was evidence of an urban centre (shop, school etc) Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Robin Hood Foundation(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — A day after Eric Greitens resigned as governor of Missouri, a prosecutor blasted his “dangerous and false rhetoric against the criminal justice system” before dismissing a felony charge of computer tampering against him.St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Wednesday that her decision to drop the case against Greitens was based on what is best for the state.“I remain confident that we have the evidence we require to pursue charges against Mr. Greitens, but sometimes pursuing charges is not the right or just thing to do for our city or our state,” Gardner said during a news conference in St. Louis.She launched an investigation in January after her office received allegations that the Republican governor illegally used a donor list from his former charity, The Mission Continues, to raise funds for his 2016 gubernatorial run.The investigation led to two felony charges against Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who was elected governor in November 2016. One of the felonies was the computer tampering charge stemming from his alleged use of the donor list, while the other was an invasion of privacy charge for allegedly using partially nude photos of his former mistress to blackmail her into keeping quiet about their affair.Greitens has admitted to having the affair with the woman, his former hairdresser, in 2015 before becoming governor. He said the decision to resign was a difficult one but maintained that he’s done nothing wrong. His resignation is effective Friday.“I am not perfect, but I have not broken any laws or offense worthy of this treatment,” Greitens, 44, a married father of two children who ran for governor on a platform of family values, said.The charges against him were the result of a “witch hunt” by his political adversaries, he added.“It’s clear for the forces that oppose us, there’s no end in sight. I cannot allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love,” he said.“Contrary to Greitens’ past statements, there was no ‘witch hunt,’ no plans to bring pain to him or his family,” Gardner said. “The consequences Mr. Greitens has suffered he brought upon himself by his actions, his statements, his decisions, his ambition and pursuit for power.”The invasion of privacy charge against Greitens was also dropped earlier this month, just before Greitens was set to go to trial. Since then, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was appointed special prosecutor to consider whether to refile the charge.Gardner said she could only speak of the computer tampering charge.“Just as I believe that Mr. Greitens’ decision to resign is best for our state, I have to consider the totality of the situation,” Gardner said.“As a prosecutor, my decision must be based on facts, available evidence regardless of the position of the accuser or the power of the accused,” Gardner said. “After much conversation with Mr. Greitens’ defense attorneys and my team, we have come to an agreement on the felony computer tampering case. I believe the most fair and just way to resolve this situation is to dismiss the computer tampering case.”Gardner added: “If Mr. Greitens were convicted of this charge, it would be unlikely that he would be sentenced to prison given his first-time offender status and the type and level of the charge he faced.”Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers had asked Greitens to resign. By doing so, he avoids potentially becoming the first Missouri governor to be impeached.A House investigatory committee had subpoenaed him to testify next week during a special session on his possible discipline.The investigatory committee had already released two scathing reports against Greitens. The first detailed accusations made by his former mistress, who claimed he threatened and mistreated her. The second report focused on allegations that Greitens wrongfully obtained the charity donor list to fundraise for political purposes.“While I cannot force Mr. Greitens to take personal accountability for his actions, there are things that I can do,” Gardner said. “I can reject Mr. Greitens’ shameful, divisive personal attacks. I can reject his dangerous and false rhetoric about the criminal justice system and the rule of law. I can clarify for the public that there was no coordinated effort by anyone to target him based upon his politics, rather it was his actions.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
While the trends in greenhouse gas concentrations in recent decades are clear, their significance is only revealed when viewed in the context of a longer time period. Fortunately, the air bubbles in polar ice cores provide an unusually direct method of determining the concentrations of stable gases over a period of (so far) 800 000 years. Measurements on different cores with varying characteristics, as well as an overlap of ice-core and atmospheric measurements covering the same time period, show that the ice-core record provides a faithful record of changing atmospheric composition. The mixing ratio of CO2 is now 30 per cent higher than any value observed in the ice-core record, while methane is more than double any observed value; the rate of change also appears extraordinary compared with natural changes. Before the period when anthropogenic changes have dominated, there are very interesting natural changes in concentration, particularly across glacial/interglacial cycles, and these can be used to understand feedbacks in the Earth system. The phasing of changes in temperature and CO2 across glacial/interglacial transitions is consistent with the idea that CO2 acts as an important amplifier of climate changes in the natural system. Even larger changes are inferred to have occurred in periods earlier than the ice cores cover, and these events might be used to constrain assessments of the way the Earth could respond to higher than present concentrations of CO2, and to a large release of carbon: however, more certainty about CO2 concentrations beyond the time period covered by ice cores is needed before such constraints can be fully realized.