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Wanted bulletin issued for man accused of defrauding Govt

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force has issued a wanted bulletin for 40-year-old Jadoo Datt of Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, who is wanted for questioning inWanted: Jadoo Dattrelation to a conspiracy to defraud the Government of Guyana.Datt reportedly committed the frauds between December 2015 and April 2016.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Datt is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 226-2870, 229-2655, 229-2289, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest Police station.last_img read more

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City thrash Schalke to reach Champions League quarters

first_imgAguero’s penalty opened the scoring at and the Argentine forward netted again before Leroy Sane, who also contributed three assists, struck against his former club.Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus all scored after the interval to complete City’s biggest home win in the Champions League.Pep Guardiola’s side, who lifted the League Cup in February, remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple, sitting one point ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League before this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea.Sergio Aguero scored twice in Manchester City’s 7-0 thrashing of SchalkeThis emphatic victory was the joint-biggest ever Champions League knockout stage win but won’t linger long in the memory given Schalke’s total lack of resistence. However it could be a good omen as City beat Schalke en route to winning their only European trophy in the 1970 Cup Winners’ Cup.Twice a Champions League winner as Barcelona boss, Guardiola claimed this week that City are “teenagers” in the competition compared to the more established European powers.They have never won the Champions League, with their best performance a semi-final appearance in 2016 under Guardiola’s predecessor Manuel Pellegrini.But City are one of the favourites to claim the trophy after Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain crashed out and, on this evidence, Guardiola’s players are up for the challenge of showing they are more mature than he believes.It seems only winning Europe’s elite club prize can make City fans fall in the love with the tournament.Once again they loudly jeered the Champions League anthem, this time in frustration at UEFA’s recent investigation into the club over allegations of financial misconduct.Guardiola had claimed it would be a “dangerous situation” to underestimate Schalke, but the struggling Bundesliga team were never a realistic candidate to spring a surprise.– Floodgates opened –Sergio Aguero was in predatory form in Manchester City’s demolition of SchalkeSprinting onto Kyle Walker’s pass, Sterling crossed for Aguero to shoot against a post in the opening moments.Guardiola’s men monopolised possession and their territorial dominance finally paid off in the 35th minute.Ilkay Gundogan clipped a pass into the Schalke penalty area and Jeffrey Bruma bundled over Bernardo, with the spot-kick awarded after being checked by VAR.Aguero stepped up to nonchalantly chip the penalty down the middle as Ralf Fahrmann dived the wrong way.Aguero has now scored in four successive Champions League games for the first time.That opened the floodgates as Aguero quickly put the result beyond doubt three minutes later.Sterling was the provider as he raced onto Gundogan’s pass and pulled the ball back to Aguero, who squeezed his shot past Fahrmann from a tight angle for his 27th goal of the season.An interminable VAR delay of several minutes while Sterling was confirmed as onside drew more boos from City fans.Leroy Sane shone against his former side SchalkeBut they were celebrating again in the 42nd minute.This time it was Sane who ripped open the shambolic Schalke defence, the German winger sent clear on goal by Oleksandr Zinchenko before driving a clinical strike into the far corner.City were streets ahead of Schalke in every phase of the game and Sterling maintained his sublime form with a cool finish from Sane’s majestic pass in the 56th minute.Bernardo made it five in the 71st minute, netting with a first-time shot from Sane’s pass.There was still time for Foden to bag his first Champions League goal as the young midfielder took Sane’s pass and slotted home in the 78th minute.Jesus beat Fahrmann’s weak attempted save with six minutes left to complete City’s perfect evening.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrate one of their seven goals against Schalke during a Champions League tie at the Etihad Stadium on March 13, 2019MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday to romp into the Champions League quarter-finals and keep their quadruple bid alive.City had snatched two late goals to win the first leg 3-2 and they made the most of that fightback with a ruthless demolition job at the Etihad Stadium to clinch a 10-2 aggregate victory.last_img read more

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Christmas comes early for customers at Highland Motors with 0% Finance or a €500 Shopping Voucher!

first_imgHighland Motors are delighted to announce a sensational used car event with finance available at an incredible 0%apr on selected used Renault and Dacia cars sold and an exceptionally low rate of 1.72% on all other used cars.This offer is only available until 11th November 2017. and there has never been a better time to buy a used car from Highland Motors.This is a limited offer with limited availability and these great finance deals will be issued on a first come first served basis. Not taking finance, then how about a €500 Shopping Voucher to get you in the Christmas spirit. This is a ‘win win situation for our customers’ stated Lawrence from Highland Motors, ‘not only can customers avail of free or low rate finance they can get a €500 shopping voucher if they don’t need finance’. Highland Motors Mountain Top LetterkennyHighland Motors have a great selection of used cars to suit all budgets and you can buy with great peace of mind as all our used cars sold are fully serviced and valeted and come with warranty and trade-ins are welcome.So don’t delay and call up to Highland Motors and get yourself a great deal on a used car and start filling the boot with all those Christmas goodies. Remember these offers are for a limited time only and when they are gone they are gone. Highland Motors is based at the Mountain Top and would be happy to help you with all your car buying needs. Either call up to our show room and discuss your motoring requirements with one of our sales executives, visit www.highlandrenault.com, or call us on 074 91 28777 for more details.*Deposit required. Finance from Renault Bank, subject to lending criteria. Terms and conditions apply. Ask at Highland Motors for details.Christmas comes early for customers at Highland Motors with 0% Finance or a €500 Shopping Voucher! was last modified: November 2nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasDealsdonegalHighland MotorsSALElast_img read more

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BONNER HAILS SUPER-SUB ETHAN’S WINNING POINT FOR MINORS

first_imgDeclan Bonner will lead a Donegal Minor team into their first ever All-Ireland final on September 21.And Bonner was keen to praise Ethan O’Donnell whose point secured victory over Dublin.Donegal were two points down and kicking into Hill 16 but three points without reply, including the 59th minute winner from sub O’Donnell, secured victory. “Ethan has been outstanding for us whenever he’s come off the bench, you need that type of quality to turn games,” said Declan.“I’m absolutely delighted for the lads because I think back in my playing days, I lost an All-Ireland semi-final here in 1990 against Meath and there’s nothing worse than losing a semi-final.“We’ll be back now in three weeks’ time and we know Kerry are red-hot favourites but we’ll definitely be coming to win an All-Ireland minor final.”  BONNER HAILS SUPER-SUB ETHAN’S WINNING POINT FOR MINORS was last modified: September 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Declan BonnerDonegal minorsEthan O’Donnelllast_img read more

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Sales of homes in Donegal on the decrease

first_imgProperty sales in Donegal have fallen by up to 100 this year, according to a new analysis of the Property Price Register.568 homes were sold in Donegal in the first six months of 2017, which is a 14.5% decrease on 664 sold this time last year. Residential sales in Donegal reached a total of €67,785,830 in the first six months of 2017, down 7.4% from €73,213,397 in 2016.These figures have emerged from a new study based on an analysis of the Property Price Register by property website MyHome.ie.MyHome.ie found that there were 23,148 homes sold nationwide in the first half of 2017. A total of €5.8 billion was spent, up 15% on the €5.1 billion in the first half of 2016.Donegal and Clare were the only counties where residential property prices did not increase. The amount spent on homes in Donegal fell by 7%.Sales figures rose in 20 counties and fell in six, but the amount spent in each county was up in all with the exception of Donegal and Clare. Sales in Dublin rose by 11% to 7,455 in the surveyed time span. Over €3billion of the national spend was in the capital.Sales of homes in Donegal on the decrease was last modified: September 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHOUSE PRICESmyhome.iepropertylast_img read more

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Buti Manamela addresses National Union of Mineworkers Youth Council

first_imgKeynote address by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to the National Union of Mineworkers National Youth Council, Birchwood Hotel, EkurhuleniDeputy Minister in Presidency Buti ManamelaThe General Secretary, Comrade Frans BaleniSabelo Mgotshwa, National Secretary of NUM youth councilLeaders of the NUM and National Youth CouncilComrades and friendsIt is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to address the NUM National Youth Council meeting today. The General Secretary has requested me to speak about the National Youth Policy 2020. I am mindful that I am speaking to youth activists who have always championed a progressive youth development agenda.Before I speak about the NYP 2020, I would like to make a few comments on the attacks on foreign nationals that have been taking place recently.These images of violence and criminality directed at foreign nationals have been splattered over the front pages of our newspapers and our television screens. They have tugged at our hearts and sometimes brought tears to our eyes.We have seen young people at the forefront of these attacks often displaying the most brute and thuggish behaviour. There can be no justification for this. This is not the South Africa we know. The majority of South Africans are peace loving and want good relations with our brothers and sisters on the continent.We have also seen young South Africans stand up and boldly declare “NOT IN MY NAME”. These young people have courageously said that they will not be silent in the face of xenophobia and attacks on foreign nationals. They will not allow the name of South Africa to be associated with these dastardly acts committed by the few.As youth leaders gathered here today we have a responsibility to provide direction and education to our young people. We have to guide young people to live out the values within our Constitution and within the African Youth Charter.Without us providing leadership, our young people will be at the command of selfish populist voices that do not share in the values of our Constitution. These selfish populist voices will not be there when our young people have to face the consequences of their criminal actions.So I encourage you today, let’s take our responsibility as leaders of youth seriously. We must stand up and boldly declare that xenophobia and attacks on foreign nationals will not happen in my name. And we must mobilise our young people to stand up and clearly say: NOT IN MY NAME.I am reminded that it was in this very same venue on 29 and 30 March, the Presidency held a National Consultation with youth organisations and other stakeholders on the NYP 2020. We directly engaged youth in provincial, regional and local consultations across the nine provinces. We went to schools, shebeens, taxi ranks, bus stations and workplaces speaking with young people. We met with key youth formations from across our diverse youth sector. We received over 100 written submissions on the NYP 2020 from varied youth voices across the country.We could not meet all young people face to face. So we used social media platforms extensively. All NYP 2020 activities were put on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of The Presidency to ensure that young people were always kept abreast of the consultative meetings happening in their area.We reached about 100 000 young people with the # NYP 2020 campaign and got young people talking through the photos they took holding up boards and a message of what they want to see in the National Youth Policy 2020.We consulted extensively because we believe that the National Youth Policy 2020 is about the youth, for the youth and by the youth of South Africa. Nothing for us without us. Our consultations were rooted in the unwavering assurance that young men and women have a critical role to play in their own development. Their views matter and their voices must be heard.The draft NYP 2020 will shortly be submitted to the respective cabinet committee for review and subsequently be submitted to cabinet for approval. We expect the NYP2020 to be launched by the President in June 2015.The objectives of the NYP 2020 are clear. These objectives are to:• Consolidate and integrate youth development into the mainstream of government policies, programmes and the national budget• Strengthen the capacity of key youth development institutions and ensure integration and co-ordination in the delivery of youth services• Strengthen the capacity of young people to enable them to take charge of their own well-being through building their assets and ultimately realising their potential to the fullest• Strengthen a culture of patriotic citizenship among young people and to help them become responsible adults who care for their families and others• Foster a sense of national cohesion, while acknowledging the existence of diverse circumstances and inculcate the spirit of patriotism by encouraging visible and active participation in different youth initiatives or projects and nation-building activitiesOf course all these policy objectives must lead us to the desired policy outcome. This outcome is “to produce empowered young people who are able to realise their full potential and understand their roles and responsibilities in making a meaningful contribution to the development of a non-racial, equal, democratic and prosperous South Africa.”Through the initial research we have undertaken we identified five priorities for the NYP 2020.These five priorities are:• Enabling economic participation and transformation• Facilitating education, skills development and second chances (quality and access)• Health care and combating substance abuse• Facilitating nation building and social cohesion• Optimising youth machinery for effective delivery and responsivenessThere are many policy proposals in each of the 5 identified priorities. I encourage you to read the draft NYP 2020. However I want to outline some key policy proposals in each area.In the priority area of economic participation and transformation, the NYP 2020 calls for:• Improved public employment schemes leading to better exiting possibilities for youth. These include the Youth Brigades, Expanded Public Works Programme and Community Works Programme.• Better and faster implementation of the Youth Employment Accord including a vigorous and robust monitoring and evaluation framework that must support the implementation of this youth policy.• Development of the Youth in ICT Strategy.• An impact study to examine the effectiveness of the Employment Tax incentive in stimulating job creation for new entrants into the labour market.• Scaling up of public service internships to create 60,000 internship opportunities.• A National Jobs Fair drive to support the integration and coordination of public and private sector work placement services.• A National Campaign to place university students and graduates who need work experience into Technical and Vocational Education and Training as part of completing their studies.• A mass youth enterprise creation programme.• Training young people on skills relevant to agriculture and agro-processing.• Improving small scale and commercial agriculture through stimulating and supporting young farmers.In the priority area of education, skills and second chances, the NYP 2020 calls for:• The performance of schools should improve to ensure that the majority of learners achieve above 50% in all learning areas.• The existing incentives to attract young people into the teaching profession should be retained at least for the next 5 years and teacher salaries should be competitive.• All learners should learn an indigenous language with sign language being progressively introduced in schools.• After school programmes to support learning and life skills.• Scaling up of programmes that provide learners with a second chance to pass matric.• Expansion of TVET colleges to increase the participation rate to 25% and the graduation rate to 75%.• Progressive introduction of free education for poor learners until undergraduate level with increased funding options available to support students at post-secondary level.• An expansion of career guidance offerings at all levels of schooling.In the priority area of health care and combatting substance abuse, the NYP 2020 calls for:• Increasing the access and availability of social workers with particular reference to mental health promotion and prevention.• Enabling access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services.• Expanding recreational facilities and diversion programmes.• Expanding access to drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation centres.• Breaking down barriers through innovative healthy lifestyle campaigns on key health care themes.In the priority area of nation-building and social cohesion, the NYP 2020 calls for:• Young people must know and understand the National symbols in fostering a common identity.• Confronting racism in all its forms utilising social media platforms and other innovative campaigns and programmes initiated by youth.• Supporting youth leadership develop for active citizenry.• Better implementation of the National Youth Service.• Broadening sport and recreation opportunities including compulsory schools sports.In the priority area of optimising the youth machinery for effective delivery and responsiveness, the NYP 2020 calls for:• The re-establishment of the Youth Presidential Working Group to provide political support for the implementation of the NYP 2020 and its integrated youth development strategy.• Establishment of youth desks at national, provincial and local levels with adequate, capable and competent personnel and resources.• The amendment of the NYDA Act to allow for a more focused and responsive NYDA.• Strengthening of the South African Youth Council to enable it to discharge its mandate effectively.• The revival of the Youth Development Forum to promote greater commitment from the private sector towards youth development.I have highlighted a few of the key policy proposals. There are many more proposals and interventions within the NYP 2020 and I encourage you to read the policy document.A policy document, irrespective of how well it is crafted and consulted on, is not worth the paper it is written on if the policy is not effectively implemented and monitored. Strong and effective implementation and monitoring will help us learn lessons so that we can do things better.I made the call at the National Consultation Forum and I will re-iterate it today. We cannot implement this policy without the co-operation and partnership of civil society organisations like you.You can cooperate and partner with us in many ways. Some of these may include:• Identifying a niche area in the policy that the NUM can contribute to and advance. This may be a particular programme or campaign that NUM can develop to address a priority area.• Popularising the NYP 2020 with stakeholders in your domain. This may include education sessions with young workers and private sector companies that you are in contact with.• Directing resources, both financial and human capital, towards a particular priority area within the NYP 2020.• Holding government accountable towards the effective implementation of the NYP 2020.You have participated in the consultation process leading towards the development of the NYP 2020.I invite you to partner with us in the implementation and monitoring of the NYP 2020.I want to conclude with some remarks that I made to delegates at the National Youth Policy Consultative Conference. I concluded my address at the conference by stating a concern that I have. It’s a concern that has been with me for a while now. We know young people to be a special type, with unique characteristics. They are vibrant. They are energetic. They are creative. They are robust. They are resourceful. They are imaginative. They are original.So my concern and my question is this: Why is it that our youth engagement and our youth programmes do not reflect these unique characteristics.Have we become boring and unimaginative• Have we resorted to the safe and sterile• Have we put too much emphasis on the tried and tested• When I look around I see youth engagements and youth programmes, both in government and civil society, lacking vibrancy, energy and creativity.It makes our youth development stale. This is not what we want because it does not reflect the unique characteristics of being young.So I challenge you, as I challenge myself – Lets re-imagine youth development. Let’s push the boundaries. Let’s put ourselves out there. Let’s embark on this journey towards re-imaging youth development.Let’s take youth development to that place where it encounters and fuses with the unique characteristics of being young. We want our youth development to be vibrant, energetic, creative, robust, resourceful, imaginative and original.Let’s re-imagine youth development together.Issued by: The PresidencyPretoriaWebsite: www.thepresidency.gov.zaOperation Phakisa: www.operationphakisa.gov.zalast_img read more

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Bread bags bring big benefits

first_imgDaycare runners enjoy prize giving day. (Image: BizCommunity) Sasko, the bakery, launched the Siyasizana Day-care Project for day cares in Tembisa, in Gauteng in late September 2015 – and the pre-school centres are already reaping the rewards.When the project was launched, there was a simple request made of day cares: collect used Sasko bread bags that would otherwise be thrown away, and redeem them for items such as mattresses, backpacks, basins, carpets, chairs and even fridges or stoves.Siyasizana is isiZulu for “we are helping each other”. The project mobilised Tembisa residents to work together to support of their local day cares by all collecting their plastic bags. In total, 300 000 bread bags were collected, exceeding the expectations of all involved.“We looked at the number of bread bags being discarded and the needs of the day cares in Tembisa,” Riaz Badroodeen, the brand manager of Sasko Bread, told SA Goodnews. “By collecting these bags to recycle, we are able to assist the mamas with the basic needs to make their day care environments more comfortable, ultimately benefiting the children in their care.“Collecting bags is a small gesture, with a large impact. With a tidy sum of 300 000 bags, participating day cares will now be able to refrigerate food, prepare cooked meals, provide blankets to keep children warm, and set up tables and chairs during activity and meal times.”THE PROJECT IS ON-GOINGThe success of the project now means it will be rolled out in other parts of the country.“Based on the success of the programme in Tembisa, we plan on rolling out the Sasko Siyasizana Day-care Project in other parts of South Africa. As the programme grows, we’ll continue to look at the needs of the participating day cares and how Sasko can assist,” Badroodeen said.Jane Mokgonyana of Tender Care Day Care was the ultimate winner after collecting 20 000 of the 300 000 packets. Runner-up Matema Mashilo from Bophelong Day Care collected 10 050 bags and was closely followed by Nanini Day Care, where Nomthandazo Mkhondwana collected a total of 9 550 bags.Seven other day cares in Tembisa also won something for their contribution to the project.Sasko Siyasizana Day-care Project is an ongoing programme hosted and implemented by Sasko Bread. For more information, visit Sasko’s website or call the company’s customer care line on 0800 022 000PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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USDA launches webpage highlighting resources to help rural communities address the opioid crisis

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new webpage featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis.“While no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis, small towns and rural places have been particularly hard hit,” Hazlett said. “The challenge of opioid misuse is an issue of rural prosperity and will take all hands on deck to address. The webpage we are launching today will help rural leaders build a response that is tailored to meet the needs of their community.”The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 63,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. More than half of those deaths involved opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin.USDA is playing an important role to help rural communities address this national problem at the local level through program investment, strategic partnerships and best practice implementation.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump, which included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America.In the area of quality of life, the Task Force included a recommendation to modernize health care access. The report highlighted the importance of telemedicine in enhancing access to primary care and specialty providers. The Task Force also found that improved access to mental and behavioral health care, particularly prevention, treatment and recovery resources, is vital to addressing the opioid crisis and other substance misuse in rural communities.last_img read more

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Oases of Green Thinking in New Mexico

first_imgA homes tour in the Santa Fe area features properties certified under Build Green New Mexico and LEED for HomesThe Annual GreenBuilt Tour, now in its tenth year, features 25 homes in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, and surrounding areas. Scheduled for May 16 and 17, the tour is a good opportunity to inspect properties that not only earned Build Green New Mexico or LEED for Homes certification when they were completed, but have put their green amenities to the test over time.In other words, these homes are green theory, ingenuity, and materials hard at work.One of the stars of the tour, highlighted recently in the Santa Fe New Mexican, is a home completed in November 2007 in West Basin, a 944-acre conservation community of five homesites on the southwest edge of the Galisteo Basin Preserve.The preserve, a 13,522-acre development and conservation project operated by the nonprofit Commonweal Conservancy, includes other housing projects, one with 20 homesites and another, 300-acre site with 950 homes and mixed-used construction. The development projects are intended to help pay for the Commonweal’s purchase of the remaining 12,000, which will remain publicly accessible open space.The home at West Basin was the first preserve residence to be completed in the preserve, the New Mexican story notes, and it is among the most efficient, operating off the grid by virtue of its 33 PV panels and a 5.1 kW battery installation, as well as walls made with rammed earth and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks.The home includes windows made from fast-growing lyptus wood and vigas rafters harvested from standing dead timber. The building also is equipped with water-efficient appliances and fixtures, a water-permeable driveway to prevent runoff and erosion, and features a deep butterfly roof that channels rainwater into storage tanks.The owners worked with Signer Harris Architects, of Boston, and WoodMetalConcrete, of Santa Fe.last_img read more

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Farmers lift blockade from Amritsar-Delhi railway track

first_imgFarmers squatting on the Amritsar-Delhi rail tracks on Wednesday called off their agitation following the intervention of the High Court, which asked the State government to look into their demands. During resumed hearing on a PIL filed by Patiala resident Mohit Kapoor, the court of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli asked the farmers’ leaders to submit their demands within 24 hours to the Advocate General, Punjab, and posted the matter for March 19. A petition seeking removal of farm protesters under the banner of Kisaan Majdoor Sangarsh Committee from the Amritsar-Delhi rail track was filed in the court on Tuesday. “The State government has been directed to look into the demands of farmers and file its status report within 10 days,” Advocate Arun Gupta, counsel for the petitioner, said. The court initially heard the demands of farmers’ leaders during in-camera proceedings and asked them to first withdraw their agitation and clear the rail tracks. The court told them that their reasonable and genuine demands would be looked into and would be complied with, said farmers’ leaders counsel Mohinder Kumar. Three farmers’ representatives including Satnam Singh Pannu who was spearheading the protest, appeared before the court on Wednesday. Assurance to courtThey assured the court that they would lift the blockade by 12:30 p.m. Senior Superintendent of Police Parmpal Singh said in Amritsar that the agitation has been called off after two days. On March 4, farmers had blocked the Amritsar-Delhi rail track in Amritsar in support of their demands including full loan waiver, implementation of the Swaminanthan Commission report and payment with 15% interest for sugarcane bought by the mills. The Patiala-based resident had filed a petition on Tuesday, seeking appropriate directions for the clearance of the railway track from protesting farmers as the blockade led to cancellation or diversion of trains causing inconvenience to passengers. On Tuesday, Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda had informed the court that about 85 trains had been cancelled or diverted, affecting about 85,000 passengers because of farmers’ protest. On Wednesday, 38 trains remained cancelled, the Railways said.last_img read more

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NU rolls to 2nd win

first_imgMOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Diane Carlos showed the way for the Lady Maroons with 14 points, 11 on attacks, as they notched their first win in two outings in Group B, tying idle San Beda.Isa Molde also shone for UP with 12 points as she and Carlos peppered the hapless TIP defenses all afternoon with accurate hits.Marian Buitre had nine, Jessma Ramos six and Justine Dorog and Roselyn Rosier five each for UP, which fell to Adamson on opening day.It was the second straight defeat by the Lady Engineers who obviously didn’t get the exact measure of the team they faced.Ashley Jinion topscored for TIP with six points.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games UP was head and shoulders above TIP in blocks, 8-2, and service aces, 10-1. But TIP worked hard, too, and was not that inferior in the digs (38-37) and receives (20-18) departments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Aiko Urdas fired 17 points while Jaja Santiago added 11 for the Lady Bulldogs, who are unbeaten in two starts.The Lady Bulldogs also proved they have adjusted well with new coach Babes Castillo, who replaced their long-time mentor and now Lady Stags tactician Roger Gorayeb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGorayeb didn’t show up and instead asked assistant coach Clint Malazo to call the shots for the Lady Stags, who fell to 1-2.Earlier, University of the Philippines strolled to the win column with an easy 25-20, 25-9, 25-13 decision over Technological Institute of the Philippines. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Menor’s next goal: 2nd pro win at Riviera Diana Mae Carlos of UP scores off Ashley Jinon (right) and Khem Consencino of TIP during their PVL match on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. —AUGUST DELA CRUZNational University has moved on.Showing no respect for the team being coached by its former mentor, NU crushed San Sebastian College, 25-21, 21-25, 25-11, 25-18, Monday night for a share of the lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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After 52 years, Pooniya scores first athletics gold

first_imgThe much-hyped Indian boxing squad, led by Olympic medal winner Vijender Singh, flopped but the unheralded athletics contingent exceeded expectations when Krishna Pooniya led an unprecedented clean sweep of all the women’s discus medals in the Commonwealth Games on Monday.Baton has passed from me: Milkha | Video: Indian boxers falter in semisPooniya led a historic Indian 1-2-3 by hurling the disc to 61.51m and became the country’s first woman in 52 years to win the gold on a day the Games was rocked by its first doping scandal when woman’s 100m champion gold medallist Osayemi Oludamola of Nigeria returned a positive test for a banned stimulant.Pooniya is the second Indian athlete after Milkha Singh (1958, Cardiff) to garner a gold in track and field events and her title enabled the country to equal its previous-best gold medal haul in Games history. The country had won 30 gold at Manchester eight years ago.She swept the discus event with Harwant Kaur (60.66m) and national record holder Seema Antil (58.46m) bagging the silver and bronze to lift the host country’s tally in athletics to a record seven.However, the story that emerged from the boxing ring was disappointing with Vijender and three others biting the dust in the semis and settling for the bronze.The consolation was the entry of southpaw Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Paramjit Samota (+91kg) into the finals after winning their semi final bouts.Suranjoy reached the gold medal round defeating Haroon Iqbal of Pakistan, Manoj Kumar made the title round edging out Valentino Knowles of Bahamas and Samota outpunched F A Junior of Tonga.advertisementThe shock defeat of hot title favourite Vijender led the Indians to lodge a protest with the event’s officialdom after the referee penalised the Indian star towards the fag end of the bout when he led narrowly.Amandeep Singh (49kg), Asian champion Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and Dilbag Singh (69kg) also lost their semi final bouts and had to be content with bronze medals.Women rifle shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Meena Kumari also grabbed the bronze in the women’s 50 metres rifle prone event after logging one point less than the gold and silver medalists.last_img read more

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Celebrity Clasico: MS Dhoni’s brace sets up cricketers’ victory over Bollywood stars

first_imgMS Dhoni struck two free-kicks as Virat Kohli-led All Hearts FC thrashed Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars FC 7-3 in the Celebrity Clasico at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday.The match was a continuation of an yearly tradition that started last year, when the game ended 2-2 and it will be played next year as well.Dhoni dazzled once more but this time on a football pitch with two free-kick goals giving All Hearts a 2-0 lead within 40 minutes of the game.Live that super Mahical moment! ?????? pic.twitter.com/cGrjDL5oxr- Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 15, 2017While the first goal came from a deflection, the second goal was a thing of beauty — one that Sunil Chhetri, All Hearts manager for the match, would be proud of.It is well known that Dhoni was a footballer before being drawn towards cricket and that showed when he took on the field in the Celebrity Clasico.With the rule of rollover substitution, Dhoni was seen on and off on the pitch which was attributed to the fact that he is flat-footed and has troubles staying in the footballing shoes for too long.Ashish Nehra, the mentor of All Hearts FC, said on the sidelines of the game that Dhoni was the one chatting the most in the dressing room.Even though Dhoni was the fulcrum of the unit and his sense of positioning was for all to see, Virat Kohli with his constant runnings and bundle of energy was a threat at all times.advertisementAfter two of Dhoni’s goals, Anirudh Srikanth, son of former India opener Kris Srikanth, also scored a brace — one being a header and the other a composed penalty.Now @aniruda77’s turn! #CelebrityClasico ?? pic.twitter.com/0hVMTd36Dd- Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 15, 2017Besides Anirudh, Kedar Jadhav also scored on a rebound, with his brand-new studs that he bought for the game, after All Stars goalkeeper has stopped a shot from Kohli.Even though Kohli failed to find the net once, his hard work was rewarded in the end as he sealed the match with a beautiful chip, which turned out to be the second last goal of the match.Shikhar Dhawan, in the end, got his name on the scoresheet as he scored from the penalty spot after theopposition’s goalkeeper handled the ball outside the penalty area.For All Stars FC, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Ranbir Kapoor and Armaan Jain scored.MS Dhoni was very calm after scoring the goal! Football pitch or Cricket Pitch man is a legend #CelebrityClasico- Õ?É?iÕÉ?É?rÉ?! (@BeingKushSharma) October 15, 2017MS Dhoni scores the 1st goal for All Heart in #CelebrityClasico Football match Jersey No. 7 doing the trick in the 7th Minute of the Game.- Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) October 15, 2017MSDhoni is the player of the match for his two goals. And this man rules at any sports #CelebrityClasico pic.twitter.com/5k44WwawAg- DHONIsm ? (@DHONIism) October 15, 2017last_img read more

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Indian Sports Honours: Srikanth, Sindhu feted

first_imgMumbai, Nov 27 (PTI) Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, bagged the Sportsman of the Year award at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours held here.Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu was the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category, a release said here today.Ravichandran Ashwin, who today became the fastest bowler to reach Club 300 in Test cricket and womens cricket team skipper Mithali Raj were awarded Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, respectively, in the Team Sport category.The Indian Womens Cricket Team, which ended as runners up in the ICC Womens World Cup, were named as the Team of the Year.While star tennis player Sania Mirza was awarded the Inspirational Honour by the jury, countrys first Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was honoured with the Transformational Contribution to Sport award.Indian Sports Honours is an initiative partnered by India skipper Virat Kohli and Sanjiv Goenka, in line with their vision to support the development of Indian sports.The ceremony was telecast on Star Sports.Awards: *Sportsman of the year (Individual sport): Srikanth Kidambi *Sportsman of the year (Team sport) – Ravichandran Ashwin *Sportswoman of the year (Individual sport) – P.V. Sindhu *Sportswoman of the year (Team sport) – Mithali Raj *Team of the year (Men/Women) – Indian Women?s Cricket Team *Coach of the year – Bisveshwar Nandi *Emerging Sportswoman of the year – Aditi Ashok *Emerging Sportsman of the year – Neeraj Chopra *Differently abled Sportsman of the year – Devendra Jhajaria *Differently abled Sportswoman of the year – Deepa MalikadvertisementJury Honours *Keep Walking Honour for Lifetime achievement – Balbir Singh *Inspirational Honour – Sania Mirza *Transformational Contribution to Sport – Abhinav BindraPopular choice Honours *Breakthrough performance of the year – Hardik Pandya *Star Sports ?Believe? Honour (Comeback of the year) – Saina Nehwal *Spirit of Sport – Yogeshwar Dutt *Player of the year – Sunil Chhetri *Club of the year – Mumbai Indians *Best Fan Club – Manjappada Kerala Blasters. PTI NRB ATK ATKlast_img read more

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Lozano showing superstar potential for PSV

first_imgHirving Lozano Lozano showing superstar potential for high-flying PSV Peter McVitie Last updated 1 year ago 16:00 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano PSV Getty PSV Excelsior v PSV Excelsior Eredivisie Opinion The 22-year-old has made an immediate impact in Netherlands for a side sitting clear at the top of the Eredivisie PSV knew they were getting something special when they lured Hirving Lozano to Eindhoven, but no one expected such an electrifying start from the 22-year-old.Even those who had witnessed Mexico’s most promising attacker blossom in his homeland with Pachuca were shocked.PSV -1 4/5 v Excelsior Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He has been extraordinary, even above the expectations we had,” his former side’s sporting director, Marco Garces, told Marca this month. “We always knew that Hirving was a great player, he had everything to prove it in Europe, but the scoring ability that he has shown is above what he showed here. It fills us with pride.”After knocking back Manchester City to secure immediate first-team football in his first voyage to Europe, the winger quickly emerged as the Eredivisie’s star player and has been nominated for the CONCACAF Player of the Year award after finishing runner-up last time.It took just eight league matches for him to reach a tally of nine goals and three assists and Dutch pundits are already caught up in the excitement of speculating the price a superpower will have to pay to get him after just one season. TV show Studio Voetbal started the estimates at €70 million.Man City are said to still be interested, and Arsenal have reportedly highlighted him as a potential successor to Alexis Sanchez.GFX Info Marco Garces quote Hirving Lozano PSVHirving Lozano Mexico BelgiumJust a few months into his six-year contract, however, Lozano has settled with his family in Netherlands and is just getting started with a team that has taken a surprise hold of first place in the Dutch top flight.Phillip Cocu’s side have collected 33 points from 12 matches, scoring an incredible 38 goals, and Lozano has been a big inspiration.His pace, skill and directness make him a devastating threat, but his neat passes make him useful in building quick attacks and opening chances for others.”Making and creating something, that is of course his greatest quality,” Cocu said in October. “He is still a young player and busy learning all facets of European football.“It’s great to work with him and he has so much quality that he can make a difference.”As Lozano shines amid a flourishing attack, PSV have emerged as a favourite for the Eredivisie title.After last season’s third-place finish, some big summer departures and an early elimination from Europe, a tough campaign was expected for Cocu’s team.Instead, they are on form reminiscent of the Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnadum-led side that lifted the crown in 2014-15 and again have an attack that is proving difficult to contain for Dutch defences.They are eight points clear of main rivals Ajax and 14 ahead of reigning champions Feyenoord, who have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions.A 2-0 loss at Heerenveen in week four has been the only negative for them, but they recovered with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord. A 7-1 trouncing of Utrecht followed and they scored at least three in each of the next five before scraping to last week’s victory at fourth-placed PEC Zwolle.Not focused on dominating possession, instead, quick, fluid attacks are central to PSV and they have the right attackers to make it work.Joint-top of the Eredivisie goal chart with Lozano, Jurgen Locadia is again a vital player after falling in and out of the team in recent years and a lengthy injury spell last term. The PSV academy graduate is dangerous as he lingers in the box, and although he is capable of fabulous goals, his tendency to shoot from distance is frustratingly wasteful.On his third loan spell at the Philips Stadion, Marco van Ginkel has been vital for their attack. The midfielder steams towards opponents’ boxes and picks out team-mates while continuing to chip in with goals – already netting seven this term.Uruguayan attacker Gaston Pereiro and Steven Bergwijn are key in supplying chances to Locadia and Lozano, while Luuk de Jong has become useful again despite his ongoing struggles in front of goal as he helps link the attack together.Hirving Lozano PSVPSV FeyenoordTheir record of 13 goals conceded is a good one at this stage, and Cocu has settled on his ideal back four, while Jorrit Hendrix is impressing at the base of the midfield, but teams like Heerenveen, Feyenoord and PEC have been able to put them under pressure.PSV can be exploited, but Feyenoord showed clear defensive weaknesses last term and stayed top of the table all season.Issues await Cocu’s side, however, as a few injuries will force him to call upon talented but untested youngsters that may struggle to click with their fast attacks.A few slip ups will prove costly as Ajax are showing signs of stabilising after some early wobbles under Marcel Keizer. Like PSV, they are already out of Europe and have a strong enough squad to build on last week’s 8-0 win over NAC Breda. Last year’s Eredivisie and Europa League runners-up need to get either Kasper Dolberg or Klaas-Jan Huntelaar firing regularly up front and improve their pressing, but they will likely pull closer to the frontrunners soon.PSV still have a lot to prove in their bid for the Eredivisie title as they await Ajax to push them further, but with Lozano, Locadia and Co. impressing, they are showing real credentials a third of the way into the campaign.last_img read more

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