GC Softball: Kerens has wild game against Cayuga before heading to playoffs

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April 24, 2017 04:41 UTC

What is so much cocaine doing in Bangladesh?

Seizure of a large amount of cocaine, the world’s costliest drug, recently hit newspaper headlines, raising the question whether the drug has created a market for itself in Bangladesh. Top officials involved in the recent recovery confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune that several international drug cartels use Bangladesh as a safe route for the smuggling of cocaine to Europe and Southeast Asia. From 2010, DNC has sized 9.528kg cocaine in Bangladesh. In the latest development, the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) seized 750 grams of cocaine from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday. “International smugglers are trying to use this as an opportunity, but they have not succeeded because of our surveillance,” he added.

April 24, 2017 04:07 UTC

GC Softball: Mildred heads to playoffs after 9-3 loss to Grandview

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April 24, 2017 03:56 UTC

8:30 p.m. update: Another Red Flag Warning day for northeast Arizona

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April 24, 2017 03:33 UTC

McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona

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April 24, 2017 03:33 UTC

Taiwan's "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy

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April 24, 2017 03:22 UTC

France’s Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political novice who has never held elected office, new opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash against the 48-year-old Le Pen. Seconds after the first projections came through, Macron supporters at a Paris conference centre burst into the national anthem, the Marseillaise. Le Pen wants to print money to finance expanded welfare payments and tax cuts, ditch the euro currency and possibly pull out of the EU. “Markets will be reassured that the dreaded Le Pen versus Mélenchon run-off has been avoided,” said Diego Iscaro, an economist from IHS Markit.

April 24, 2017 02:15 UTC

MORADI | Automation Nation

The sun is (relatively) out, flowers are blooming, birds are singing and nearly half of American jobs are at risk of being completely eradicated due to automation. Automation is hitting the U.S. job market as suddenly as that segue. On the other hand, although physicians and surgeons rank low with a 0.4 percent chance of automation, surgery is already being automated, at least in part. Automation means quick and concentrated unemployment but also the creation of massive amounts of capital. That said, the robotic economy is worth speculating on and, of course, worth preparing for through our academic choices in the short-term.

April 24, 2017 01:30 UTC

GROSKAUFMANIS | Rewriting the News

For every positive news story, it feels like there are ten negative ones (and one thinkpiece explaining why the positive one wasn’t actually all that positive). What I suggest in that column doesn’t even cover a fraction of what I’ve seen people doing since. The TCAT doesn’t run that early, and my friend doesn’t have a car, so her group of friends walked all the way from North Campus to outer edges of the Commons. And despite all of the barriers to attending this town hall, according to my friend, so many people showed up at the venue that it overflowed, with people standing in extra spaces (and outside). Jacqueline Groskaufmanis is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences.

April 24, 2017 01:18 UTC

Time at Cornell Helped to Shape ‘Stranger Things’ Producer

Cohen, who majored in psychology as an undergraduate at Cornell, said his passion for storytelling helped him land producing gigs for Stranger Things, The Spectacular Now and Arrival. “I’ve always had a real love of movies and cinema and storytelling,” Cohen said. “It was at Cornell where I worked at Cornell Cinema and I really started to devour films, and in my third and fourth years, [I] kind of [made] that my focus.”In addition to working at Cornell Cinema as an undergrad, Cohen also reviewed films for The Cornell Daily Sun. Cohen said classes he took at Cornell served as major influences on his career. The intersection of science fiction and horror became a fascination for him, resulting in his upcoming projects Kin, Kodachrome, Stranger Things 2, and The Darkest Minds.

April 24, 2017 00:33 UTC

‘Cornell Beach’ Sprouts Up on Arts Quad for Spring

As Cornell’s Ithaca campus warms up after a winter punctuated by a historic March snowstorm, students have noticed something odd sprouting from the ground in the Arts Quad. Lee set up the signs during the week of April 10, and within a day or two, the “Cornell Beach” sign had been swiped, leaving only the warning about the lack of a lifeguard. “I knew it would have to get taken down at some point, or someone would steal the sign,” Lee said. Corinne Kenwood / Sun Staff PhotographerThe signs were made using wood pieces and spray paint, Lee said, adding that he had requested Google Maps add a “Cornell Beach” label to the area on the Arts Quad — so far, to no avail. “A beach in Ithaca is so out of place and I felt like that’s the perfect thing to put in the middle of the quad,” he said.

April 24, 2017 00:33 UTC

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

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April 23, 2017 22:52 UTC

Before heavy rains, fog-like clouds dazzle Dhaka

Asked what was causing the smog, Senior Meteorologist Abdur Rahman at the Met Office told bdnews24.com that it was clouds, not smog. Weather experts, however, have termed the heavy rains much before the rainy season 'untimely'. The capital experienced heavy rains in the evening. According to him, such untimely heavy rains occurred for the last time in 2001. These might lead heavy rains to continue for two more days in the northeast and southeast regions of Bangladesh.

April 23, 2017 21:45 UTC

KKR skittle RCB out for IPL's lowest score to seal big win

Chris Gayle (7; 17b 1x4 0x6) cut a frustrated figure trying to pull Woakes over midwicket but giving Couler-Nile an easy catch at mid off as Bangalore’s hopes faded. The remaining five batsmen collapsed adding just 9 runsEarlier, an excellent spell by leg-spinner Chahal helped RCB bundle out KKR for 131. He returned figures of 3/16 while the other RCB bowlers also did well to restrict the hosts to the low total. Yusuf Pathan (8), Pandey (15) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) were removed by Chahal as KKR were left reeling at 93/6. Suryakumar (15; 19b 1x4 0x6) fell to Negi while Kuldeep Yadav was taken by Aravind.

April 23, 2017 21:33 UTC

World Bank Group, China-led AIIB agree to deepen cooperation

The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington came on Sunday, a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in Pakistan, a natural gas pipeline in Azerbaijan, and projects in Indonesia to rebuild slums, improve dam safety and develop regional infrastructure. "Signing this memorandum of understanding fits into our vision of a new kind of internationalism," AIIB President Jin Liqun said in a statement. "It deepens our relationship with the World Bank Group and sets up the mechanisms through which we can more easily collaborate and share information." World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told Reuters on Thursday that he wants to push the Washington-based lender's business model towards harnessing more private capital for development finance.

April 23, 2017 21:33 UTC

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