An early look at Raiders vs. Broncos

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.The Raiders visit the Denver Broncos in Week 2 at Mile High Stadium, and head coach Jon Gruden and his staff will attempt to devise ways to win Sunday by addressing these three things among other issues:1. Keeping Derek Carr cleanAs much as everyone is talking about old what’s-his-name who now plays for the Chicago Bears, Von Miller may have had an even better opener in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over Seattle. Miller had three of …last_img read more

South Africa pays R2.9m for Dewani transfer

first_img9 April 2014 South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development took no chances on Tuesday, forking out R2.9-million to transfer honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani from Bristol Airport in the UK to Cape Town International Airport. Dewani arrived at the Cape Town International in a private chartered jet, accompanied by a South African medical doctor, nurse and members of the South African Police Service and Interpol, shortly after 9am on Tuesday. He was then whisked off to the Western Cape High Court, where he was charged with kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, conspiracy to commit murder and defeating the ends of justice. The case was postponed to 12 May pending a medical examination to determine whether or not he is fit to stand trial. Dewani has been accused of orchestrating the murder of his bride, Anni Hindocha. He allegedly ordered local men to carry out a hit and make it look like a fatal carjacking incident. A substantial amount of money was paid for the hit, which occurred in Khayelitsha in November 2010. Three men have already been imprisoned for the same offence. Xolile Mngeni, Mziwamadoda Qwabe and Zola Tongo were convicted of murder between 2010 and 2012. The men were sentenced to life imprisonment, 25 years’ imprisonment and 18 years’ imprisonment respectively. Dewani has been fighting removal from the UK, citing mental health problems, including severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Department of Justice spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the choice of a private aircraft was informed by the fact that Dewani’s medical condition needed to be constantly monitored and attended to. A commercial flight would have had the potential of compromising Dewani, which could have had an adverse effect on his pending medical examination. “We took into account the fact that there was undisputed evidence during the extradition hearing that he had displayed suicidal tendencies, and the South African government did not want to take chances,” Mhaga said. “It was therefore paramount that his return to the country was hazard-free, in order to ensure that he eventually makes that court appearance without hindrance.” Lieutenant Anwa Dramat, national head of the police’s Hawks special investigating unit, said: “We wish Dewani well as far as his health his concerned, in order for him to be able to tell his side of the story. Our investigating team is ready to resume with the trial. We hope the trial will bring closure to both the Hindocha and Dewani families.” Dewani is being detained at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town, where he will receive psychiatric treatment pending his trial. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

AleX NetLit Guides Professionals Toward Network Literacy

first_imgYou can share your tweets with the broader network literacy learning network by including the hashtag #netlit.Authors:  Bob Bertsch (@ndbob), Peg Boyles (@ethnobot), Jim Langcuster, and Stephen Judd (@sjudd) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Many people who participate in online social networks know how conducive social networking can be to learning. But those who are just getting involved in online networks haven’t had a chance to build the connections that will help them learn. Now, there’s at least one connection to help professionals new to social networking get their bearings.Alex NetLit is a fictional persona created by the Network Literacy Community of Practice. Alex was created to serve as a guide to Military Families Service Professionals, Cooperative Extension professionals and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work. Think of Alex as a device — an imaginary character developed to help us focus on the millions of people striving to become comfortable with and fluent in the skills and tools that define communicating in the 21st century.Alex is a 30-year-old divorced mother of two who works as a federal-agency professional providing educational information and other types of self-help to her clients. We hope she will give voice to the excitement and skepticism, as well as the delight and frustration, many of us experience when engaging in online networks.AleX NetLitAlex’s SkepticismProfessionally speaking, Alex has always been wary of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. She uses both applications to keep up with her daughters and with the classmates and friends she collected in the course of her childhood on both sides of the Atlantic, moving from one military base to another with her father, a career Army NCO.In that respect, she’s grown comfortable with social media. She’s even come to value these online tools for the ways they’ve enabled her to communicate with her daughters and long- separated friends. However, on the subject of using social media in the workplace, Alex takes her cues from the Missouri “show me” school.Despite her skepticism, Alex is beginning to understand that, like it or not, social media will become an essential part of her future. That’s why she’s jumping in. She’s created a Twitter account hoping to connect with other professionals interested in using online networks in their work. She wants to share and reflect on her experiences, offering whatever social-media tips and encouragement she can. More than that, she wants to connect with and learn from other professionals facing the same challenges she faces in a rapidly changing world.last_img read more

11 die as avalanches hit vehicles in J&K

first_imgThe bodies of eleven people, including a beacon officer, were retrieved on Saturday from the parts of the Sadhna Top in Kupwara, where three avalanches swept away three vehicles on Friday afternoon.The police said eight bodies were recovered after a night-long search operation, in which locals also joined the administration in sub-zero temperature. Two bodies were recovered on Friday night. One more was recovered late on Saturday.Seven passengers were on board and three pedestrians were on the way when avalanches hit the Sadhna Top Karnah.“Two among 12 trapped passengers were rescued from the spot, including a 10-year-old boy. Both have been shifted to the hospital,” said an official.One Beacon officer also died in the incident. The avalanches hit Khoni Nallah.Officials said two rescue teams, comprising the army, police and State Disaster Response Force, started rescue operation immediately and scanned the area throughout the night.The authorities have directed that the movement of traffic “should be restricted on vulnerable roads in the event of adverse weather predictions.”The incident sparked protests with locals demanding a tunnel, connecting the Karnah with Kupwara.J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief and sorrow over the incident, an official spokesman said. The CM conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families, he said.The government sanctioned ₹4 lakh as ex gratia relief for those deceased in the avalanches and a compensation of ₹12,600 each to the injured.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more