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Tis the season for house fires

first_img By Jon Zimney – December 16, 2020 0 151 Google+ Tis the season for house fires Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) It’s the time of the year when you may be decking your halls with lights, or putting up a Christmas tree. But, it’s also the time of year when it gets a bit chilly, which means you may be lighting a fire or bringing out that space heater.“We do see an increase in fire and burn injuries related to decorations, and more cooking, and the heating appliances that people use,” said Director of Public Education with the National Fire Protection Association, Andrea Vastis, when asked about fires this time of year.She said a good rule of thumb to have is a 3 feet rule.“Keep your tree three feet away from a heat source, anything that can catch fire,” she said. “Keep those portable space heaters 3 feet away from curtains, or bedding.”That rule also applies to kids and pets when you’re cooking, in case they try to grab or bump anything onto a stove or open flame.Just last Saturday, a house on Greer Dell Road in Indy caught fire while a man was asleep on the couch, the smoke alarm woke him, and he was able to get out. He told the Indianapolis Fire Department he believes the fire started because of a space heater in the back bedroom.Then on Monday, a woman’s home caught fire. Kyrsten Doyle said it was because of a candle she left burning on her vanity. She was downstairs with her son when she noticed the smoke.“You have maybe two to three minutes to get out of a home,” Vastis said. “Unfortunately, today’s fabrics and furniture burn hotter and faster. Once that fire starts, once you hear the sound of that smoke alarm it is time to get out.”She shared a few tips on how to avoid fires this holiday season:Make sure your tree isn’t dryOnly use outside lights outsideMake sure none of the chords you’re plugging in have frayed wiresStand by your pan when cookingHave a meeting place outside your home in case of a fireDon’t run back insideCall 911 once you’re outside the home Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Facebook Previous articleU.S. Senate confirms Kirsch to replace Amy Coney Barrett on U.S. 7th Circuit Court Of AppealsNext articleFrontline Hoosier Guardsmen receive COVID-19 vaccination Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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News story: Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Bulletin August 2018

first_img PCA Bulletin August 2018 This bulletin provides information relating to: the PCA’s initial response to the first Pubs Code compliance reports submitted by pub companies the PCA’s questionnaire for tied pub tenants on the Market Rent Only (MRO) option the publication of monthly MRO data by pub companies regulated by the Pubs Code a call to action to tied pub tenants on the issue of dilapidations the PCA’s new Intelligence and Compliance Manager the PCA’s tied pub tenant survey 2018 how to find out more about the Pubs Code and the role of the PCA If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. PDF, 153KB, 3 pageslast_img read more

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As measles cases crack 1,000, a look at what to do

first_imgMeasles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but by early June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,022 cases in 28 states, the most since 1992.The disease is occurring in clusters of unvaccinated people who, for religious, personal, or medical reasons, have refused to be vaccinated or to have their children vaccinated.Though global measles deaths are down significantly from more than half a million in 2000, the disease still killed 110,00 in 2017, according to the World Health Organization.Barry Bloom, former dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Harvard Kennedy School and a former Department of Homeland Security official, agree that additional steps are needed to address the crisis, but Bloom comes at the problem from the public-health viewpoint, and Kayyem from that of public safety.They sat down with the Gazette to share their thoughts on the outbreak and likely ways forward.Q&ABarry Bloom and Juliette KayyemGAZETTE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there are seven ongoing measles outbreaks in the U.S. What’s the difference between an outbreak and an epidemic? And is a measles epidemic possible in a population with the level of vaccination that we have?BLOOM: Technically, anything over three cases is an outbreak for these reportable diseases. And because over 90 percent of Americans are vaccinated, it is unlikely we’ll see an epidemic.But there are still big pockets in districts that have very poor vaccine coverage. So that leads to bigger outbreaks than three people: several hundred in New York state, for example, and prior to that in California, Minnesota, and Washington. But it’s unlikely there will be an epidemic in the sense of spreading both within those states and across the country.GAZETTE: Is there something about this moment that makes measles among the unvaccinated U.S. population more likely?BLOOM: Every outbreak but one has been attributed to someone who came from abroad. And the one exception is a direct child-to-child transmission.KAYYEM: What we haven’t seen before — or at least it’s much more intense now — is the extent to which a foreign power, Russia, is utilizing the sense of division in our country, using social media, websites targeting low-information communities, isolated communities, to propagate an unhealthy status for Americans.It’s disinformation, not unlike what we saw during the presidential campaign. But the idea that the Russians come out only every two years is nonsense. They’re waging this effort and we’ve seen it move from the election — the politics space — to the public-health space.It’s not new. During the Ebola outbreak, there were more than hints of this. But we’re seeing it now because we’re looking for it. “Since these outbreaks began, the vaccination rate in some of these communities has gone up — voluntarily — by 40 percent, suggesting that their ideological belief is only strong when it doesn’t matter. It’s just crazy. This is where I get so angry.” — Juliette Kayyem GAZETTE: So, this has been going on, potentially, for some time?KAYYEM: With the Ebola outbreak, there was a campaign launched by Russia and others to create skepticism about health care workers and their objectivity. This has always been a concern. I think what’s unique in this instance is that it targets U.S. citizens in outbreaks that are already ongoing.But it’s not like the anti-vax movement is new, just in the same way racism isn’t new. The Russians have a way of being able to bring out the worst in us.GAZETTE: And the anti-vaccine movement has been traced back to a particular — discredited — study, linking vaccines to autism?BLOOM: The first anti-vaccine association or society was created in England in 1866 and they’ve been doing great mischief ever since. So the anti-vaccine movement is hardly new.There was this dreadful paper in 1998 by [British gastroenterologist Andrew] Wakefield that is famous for making an association between the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and autism. How that paper got published is totally unclear to me.The subjects were a dozen kids attending a birthday party at his house, eight of whom were selected at some level and were probably autistic to start with. Then it was shown that Wakefield had selected and falsified data and had a financial interest in the insurance claims from that set of injuries.The other thing unexplained is why it took The Lancet 15 years to retract the paper and for Wakefield to lose his medical license — only to appear in Texas and at every anti-vaccine rally that he could muster the travel fare to get to.GAZETTE: It seems that there was fertile ground waiting for the anti-vaccination message. What is it about vaccinations that puts certain people off or about a portion of the American character that is willing to believe these sorts of things? Or is it just the luxury of the success of vaccines over recent decades?KAYYEM: Since these outbreaks began, the vaccination rate in some of these communities has gone up — voluntarily — by 40 percent, suggesting that their ideological belief is only strong when it doesn’t matter. It’s just crazy. This is where I get so angry.The public-safety side has a very different approach to this and a lot of people don’t like it. I grew up in California, where there’s always pockets of this wacky mysticism [and] where there are lower vaccination rates than in Sudan. These are not low-information communities. These are self-centered communities, these are people who have access to the best information.The other thing, at least more recently, is the sense that big, bad pharma exists only to make money. That’s what’s clearly animating at least some part of the anti-vax movement.GAZETTE: So, there’s anger there?KAYYEM: They think, “It’s a hoax, fake news.” It’s this idea that “two plus two doesn’t equal four anymore, no matter what you tell me.”They think this hoax is being led by pharma and big, bad government. That’s clearly what’s animating parts of this.Then, of course, there’s an incorrect assumption by people on the outside that some religions prohibit vaccinations, and that’s not accurate. Religious communities have been very, very good about trying to push back against all of this stuff.GAZETTE: But it also seems as if there’s real anger out there. “You can’t make me do this. This is America.” It goes back to a fundamental belief. Why should this fundamental belief not apply in this case?BLOOM: There is a fundamental-values issue that we should take seriously. And we have to take the anti-vaccine people and parents who are hesitant seriously.Because when we say vaccines are safe — and they are extraordinarily safe — there are always some adverse effects, as there would be with aspirin or any other medical intervention.There’s a feeling that there are three sets of enemies. One is the government, which doesn’t respect individual freedoms. The second, as Juliette has said, is industry, manipulating people solely for profits and exploiting children in the process. And there’s a third group of enemies, which is us, experts.One of the questions I spend a lot of waking nights worried about is how you answer the question: “How can you scientists and experts be so sure of everything that you say?” And that’s really hard.The FDA tries to look at a vast number of studies, at many, many trials of these vaccines, and to get them to the level of one adverse event per million. That would be ideal. Some have somewhat more adverse events than that, but none is anywhere close to being a high-probability event.GAZETTE: The flip side of that question, then, is to what extent do we all need to recognize that we’re part of a community and need to do things that benefit that community?KAYYEM: Every society sets rules about acceptable behavior to protect the greater good. Israel has universal conscription — everyone’s making a sacrifice.Here, seat-belt laws were passed because your freedom to fly through your windshield if you get in an accident should be limited because we, as a society, are going to have to clean it up.So, even assuming that there’s some risk to vaccination, whatever risk I’m willing to put my child through is for the greater good, including that of the anti-vaxxers and the anti-vaxxers’ child.BLOOM: Massachusetts is at the center of critical decision-making on the issue of individual rights versus the public good.One of my favorite cases that has nothing to do with vaccines had a connection to Massachusetts: Schenck v. United States, in 1919. The judge who wrote the decision is an old Harvardian named Oliver Wendell Holmes. The issue was anti-war anarchists publishing stuff that was detrimental to the war effort. In a two-page decision, the court ruled that even the First Amendment — and other amendments, in principle — has limitations. In this case, public safety trumped an individual’s right to say whatever he wanted. And that’s where the famous quote came from where you cannot yell “Fire!” in a theater.A second case, Jacobson v. United States, in 1905, was an anti-vaccine case. It was the first classic case where a person refused to accept vaccines and the court decided that the public safety and security preempted the individual right to do that. That allowed mandatory vaccines before entry to schools, now the law in all 50 states, and it’s been controversial ever since.GAZETTE: That was in the case of smallpox, wasn’t it?BLOOM: That was in the case of smallpox vaccination, the world’s greatest killer up to that time, and now eradicated globally since 1977.GAZETTE: Today, people might say, “Oh, that was smallpox. Everybody should get vaccinated for smallpox. But measles …”Should the state have a limit on its power based on the nastiness of whatever it is you’re vaccinating for, or can the state say, “Everybody needs a flu shot”?BLOOM: That’s the dilemma: What is the limit of protecting the public good?As Juliette pointed out in talking about Ebola, the four cases that occurred in the U.S. were not a lot of cases.But if you don’t do anything, it’s not four cases — it’s 40, or 400, or 4,000. And then the ability to deal with that is very different. The example for that, right in front of our eyes now, is Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.We have a vaccine for Ebola. It has been proved to be close to 90 percent protective. But because of distrust of government and breakdown in security, the disease has now gone endemic. It’s there, in a form that has the potential to spread almost no matter what you do. It will be continuing for some time. GAZETTE: And isn’t measles one of the most infectious diseases?BLOOM: It’s about the most infectious. If there’s a child with measles in an average-sized room with 10 other people who have not been vaccinated, nine out of 10 will get measles. That’s how infectious it is.GAZETTE: So, where do we go from here? The number of cases keeps climbing.KAYYEM: On the public-safety side, what’s going on now is a combination of extremist ideologies with social media platforms. But there’s a third factor that’s unique: These ideas are publicly tolerated, they are danced with, they are not sufficiently rejected in the public sphere.From ABC — one of their top actresses is anti-vaccine — to a high-profile Kennedy to a president who, until two weeks ago, never had talked about the necessity of vaccine. Without being too political, the public forum matters. And leadership matters. Even the president seems to have woken up to the necessity of saying, “Get your shots.” That stuff festers in silence. “Both sides-ism,” honestly, is dangerous.BLOOM: The challenge is that turning things around is preferably done by incentives and education rather than punishments.I think a big push should be public information from credible people, not just from experts, and we don’t have resources for that now. We don’t have the social marketers that know how to sell Juul or cannabis advocating for vaccines. We have to get some of those people talking about vaccines to ordinary people.One more positive step is that we really don’t know how many kids actually have their vaccines. When I was a kid I got a card for vaccines. Today, something like that card can lead to data sets to identify clusters of people or schools which, in various local communities, are at risk. We could anonymize the data to protect privacy, but still allow us to head off outbreaks. That would be hugely beneficial.Committed ideologues are not going to change their minds. But I believe every parent wants to do what’s best for their kid, and there’s an awful lot of people who need to see that this is not the wool being pulled over their eyes by experts or greedy vaccine companies. We all have a responsibility to do what is best, not only for our own kids, but for our communities as well. GAZETTE: And there we’re seeing serious anti-vaccination efforts, with public health workers being killed.KAYYEM: Another thing we have to remember is that if you don’t have a certain amount of your population vaccinated, then it’s like having your [whole] population not vaccinated. This goes back to the idea of “herd immunity.”That’s important because there are groups of people who can’t get vaccinated. They have certain immunodeficiencies, certain vulnerabilities, certain allergies.So, when you think about the collective good — to protect the most vulnerable — that’s also a compelling state interest. And if I have a strong belief in anti-vaccination, that actually makes more people vulnerable.GAZETTE: So people who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated?BLOOM: No kids younger than 1 year old can get vaccinated because their immune systems aren’t developed enough and the MMR vaccine contains live, attenuated strains of measles and mumps.So that’s one population that will remain unvaccinated. A second is any child with leukemia or immunodeficiency. We also talk about vaccines being highly protective — and they are — but nothing in biology is 100 percent. So within any population, even among the vaccinated, there is a very small percentage who, if exposed, will get the disease.KAYYEM: That raises the question — and we deal with this a lot in national-security spaces — [of] knowing there will be exceptions to any rule, what do you want your rule to be? If it’s too permissive … both the anti-vaxxers and the free riders, I’ll call them, won’t get their children vaccinated.But there’s a community effort that’s needed to make this work. In my opinion, you want to make the rule the most restrictive possible. Let people fight for exemptions based on whatever core beliefs they may or may not have, rather than lowering it.GAZETTE: So make it a last resort, not a first resort?KAYYEM: You want the barrier to be high for exemptions. “When one surveys parents who are hesitant about vaccines and they’re asked ‘Where do you get your health information?’ a significant percentage of the vaccine-‘hesitants’ say they get it from the internet. The vast majority of vaccine acceptors get it from their physicians and nurses.” — Barry Bloom Despite new vaccine, Ebola responders in Africa must first work on trust The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.center_img Related Inoculating against misinformation I want to put the onus on the parents to be responsible and educated.One way to do that — which we’re starting to hear about, at least in Germany — is you become much more penal. Monetary fines, much more aggressive isolation; you don’t have these exemptions.We have the benefit today that there’s not a lot of people dying from this. But if it came to that, you would view this very differently — you would see this as just absolutely careless behavior.BLOOM: That’s a particularly easy choice when we don’t see polio anymore. We don’t see kids dying of measles pneumonia anymore. No mom sees a kid’s death from mumps or whooping cough. That’s the price for success and we are paying it right now.KAYYEM: I travel around the world and other countries envy our lack of these diseases and our relatively low rates of death for some of them.BLOOM: Take measles. Forty years ago we had about half a million cases, 1,000 hospitalizations, 500 deaths, per year.There’s another point that you never see talked about: Who pays for all of this? This is not cost-free.We talk about vaccinations and they’re not terribly expensive. But these are not benign conditions. For those who come down with measles, between one in 10 and one in 20 gets hospitalized. Kids get pneumonia, kids get encephalitis, and they really require high-tech treatment.We’re talking about $125,000 to $140,000 per child who is hospitalized with measles. And for each infected child that enters a community, the CDC may have to track down 500 or 1,000 contacts, for which the CDC and the states have little surge money. “If there’s a child with measles in an average-sized room with 10 other people who have not been vaccinated, nine out of 10 will get measles. That’s how infectious it is.” — Barry Bloom BLOOM: We now have a circumstance where all 50 states require children to have vaccines before they go to school. So that’s the bar. Every child entering school is supposed to have a vaccine.It is widely accepted in every state that kids with leukemia or immunodeficiency or other serious medical conditions have medical exemptions. What’s new over the past 20 years are religious and personal exemptions.It might seem reasonable in some cases to consider them legitimate, but they’re not used in that way. In some states, you can just have a parent sign a piece of paper and say they have a personal objection and that kid in that school doesn’t get vaccinated.KAYYEM: And there’s no notification requirement to the other families.BLOOM: And nobody knows how many kids in any school in this country have been vaccinated. So, if you have a child with leukemia who’s mainstreamed, that kid is at risk. That was the basis for a lawsuit in California [in which the state] just took away all nonmedical exemptions, religious and personal.I would point out there are only two states in the U.S. that never had them: Mississippi and West Virginia. And none of them has had a recent outbreak of any of the vaccine-preventable diseases.KAYYEM: And the personal exemptions, you can go online and find a doctor who will give an exemption. In fact, there’s a doctor in California whose records have just been subpoenaed. In cases like this, I like the use of the criminal justice system.GAZETTE: So it’s like people going “doctor shopping” for opiate prescriptions?KAYYEM: He’s just a big fraud …BLOOM: This is a serious issue. There are constraints on parents to vaccinate their kids. But there is no constraint on physicians giving away exemptions for money.Israel has just clamped down on that and I think we should start thinking about it.There has to be some justification that medical exemptions are legitimate. Most distressing, there are doctors — pediatricians — who advertise that in their practices they do not give vaccines.In my view, that is withholding potentially life-saving care. This is a violation of the medical code of ethics.KAYYEM: That is exactly right.GAZETTE: Let’s talk about how to address the problem. Barry, you’ve written about eliminating exemptions, and I know Washington state just got rid of them.BLOOM: And California.GAZETTE: And California. Do you see that being a broad movement across the country?BLOOM: I think that would make a great deal of difference. Absolutely.GAZETTE: How about other solutions?BLOOM: The other major solution is education.With regard to misinformation, what’s really different than it was 20 years ago is the internet and social networks. We have no way to control what’s on the internet and how people are targeted, whether by the Russians, by a variety of ideologues, or people with vested interests.There is a movement, increasingly, to control what comes over the internet. That would have a very helpful effect. When one surveys parents who are hesitant about vaccines and they’re asked “Where do you get your health information?” a significant percentage of the vaccine-“hesitants” say they get it from the internet.The vast majority of vaccine acceptors get it from their physicians and nurses.KAYYEM: That’s interesting.BLOOM: Again, we believe in freedom of speech and the First Amendment. But that’s why I mentioned Schenck v. United States. It’s a case where total freedom to say anything can be constrained if it harms others.GAZETTE (to Kayyem): And your stance is a little bit harder, looking at it from a public safety viewpoint?KAYYEM: I think all the things that Barry says are absolutely right. You want to engage and educate and get this misinformation offline. But ignorance is no defense under the law, so you can think about a much more penal approach to it.I want to distinguish between two types of people. One are those in low-information communities. I think they’re rare here in the U.S., but those you can work on educating.But then there are people who are educated and searching out this stuff online.I could read online — I’m sure I could find it — that it’s unsafe to put seat belts on my kids. Or more kids die with bicycle helmets on than with helmets off. I can find that stuff if I want to. But ignorance is not a defense against being charged if my kid dies in a car accident. “I want to put the onus on the parents to be responsible and educated.” — Juliette Kayyemlast_img read more

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Student runs race for charity

first_imgSaint Mary’s junior Maddie Helman isn’t celebrating her 21st birthday like most young women. Helman will be running the Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 12 to raise money for Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that provides guidance through running to young girls ages third through fifth grade. In addition to the marathon falling on her 21st birthday, Helman said this year’s marathon marks the 20th anniversary of her mom’s first marathon at Disney. Jamie Helman said she ran her first marathon at Disney two days before her daughter’s first birthday. As a baby, Maddie Helman was hospitalized at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis three weeks before the marathon, and Jamie Helman said she shifted her focus from training to her daughter. Fortunately, Jamie Helman said her daughter recovered fully before the race. “It was a great accomplishment for us both, and I know running this marathon together on her 21st birthday, in 2014, will be an even greater cause for celebration,” Jamie Helman said. Maddie and Jamie Helman have partnered with the Michiana Council of Girls on the Run through a program called SoleMates, which teaches health and nutrition to the girls and trains them for a 5K race over the course of 12 weeks. according to the Girls on the Run website. SoleMates raises money by encouraging runners to get sponsors, according to the Girls on the Run website. Maddie Helman said her goal is to raise $2,100 in honor of her 21st birthday, and Jamie Helman said her goal is to raise $2,000 in honor of the 20th anniversary of first running the Disney marathon. Maddie and Jamie Helman’s impact on the organization goes beyond just fundraising. Jamie Helman said she serves as the co-chair for development for Girls on the Run, and Maddie Helman said she is a coach. As a coach, Maddie Helman said she understands the direct impact her fundraising will have on the girls. When her team finished the 5K last spring, she knew what she was doing something meaningful, she said. “You could see the sense of accomplishment on their faces,” she said. Maddie Helman said running is a prominent part of her life and her inspiration comes from her favorite running partner: her mom. “My mom inspires me to dig deep and keep going even when it’s not fun,” Maddie Helman said. Maddie Helman said she started running in seventh grade and didn’t enjoy it at all, but she grew to love it and ran her first half marathon in eighth grade. “It’s about mind over matter; it’s about never giving up,” she said. Maddie Helman said her love for running has only grown since, culminating in running her first marathon in Chicago in 2011. “I can’t go for a run and not say thank you,” she said. “It automatically makes the day better.” For more information on Maddie Helman’s training and fundraising, visit her blog at read more

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Tickets Now Available for A Walk in the Woods Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 18, 2014 Related Shows Tickets are on sale now for Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods. The Keen Company mounting marks the first major New York revival of the Pulitzer and Tony-nominated play. Jonathan Silverstein will direct the show, which begins performances on September 9 at off-Broadway’s Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, where it will run through October 18. Opening night is set for September 30. View Comments The drama tells the story of a Russian veteran and an American newcomer who meet informally after long, frustrating hours of peace talks. Kathleen Chalfant will take on the gender-swapped role of Botvinnik; Paul Niebanck will play John Honeyman. Chalfant garnered a Tony nomination for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She also starred in Wit off-Broadway and appeared in Painting Churches with Keen Co. Niebanck’s stage credits include In the Next Room on Broadway, as well as RX, Blood and Gifts, Shockheaded Peter and Bill W. and Dr. Bob. A Walk in the Woodslast_img read more

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EPA sends $2 million in brownfield clean-up funds to Vermont

first_imgVermont s congressional delegation announced today $2 million in Brownfields grants for the state.  Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said the Environmental Protection Agency funding, $400,000 of which came from the economic stimulus plan, will go towards clean up of and reinvestment in properties blighted by hazardous waste. The City of Burlington will receive a $200,000 grant; the City of St. Albans will receive $400,000 in cleanup funds, and the New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro will receive a $200,000 cleanup grant.There are also four regional recipients. The Windham Regional Commission will receive $400,000. The Lamoille County Planning Commission will receive $400,000. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission will receive $200,000. And the Rutland Regional Planning Commission will receive $200,000.The EPA defines a brownfield site as a location where the presence of a hazardous substance may complicate the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property. Cleaning up polluted site takes development pressures off of undeveloped open land.  It also improves and protects the environment.Details of the Vermont grants are available here.  To learn more about the Brownfields program, visit the E.P.A. Web site here.last_img read more

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Brazil’s Armed Forces Plan to Launch Geostationary Satellite in 2014

first_imgBy Dialogo July 22, 2011 Brazil plans to launch a geostationary satellite — GOES — that would connect all the country’s defense and security organizations and allow for more secure communications among them. In late June, Defense Minister Nelson Jobim announced that the satellite would be launched in 2014. The satellite will provide direct links between Brasília, the border platoons and submarines in the Atlantic Ocean, he said. It will also speed up the transmission of images from remote areas. Jobim, in a recent public hearing before the Brazilian Defense and Foreign Relations Commission, said the geostationary satellite is of vital importance for national security and will make Brazil self-sufficient in such matters. The hearing was especially important because of the presence of 10 senators who are also members of the Amazon and Border Sub-Commission — two areas that would benefit significantly from the new satellite, if all goes as planned. Borrowed images Currently, the Brazilian government leases satellite channels from a Mexican mobile phone group that sends the images per request and without exclusivity. This service costs around $28.3 million per year. “Today, when we want an image, the Mexicans send it to us in 36 hours,” Jobim said. Building, launching and maintaining Brazil’s new satellite will cost $443 million, but it also will link 1,800 isolated communities to the Internet for the first time. The Defense Ministry envisions GOES sending audio and images from remote locations to federal authorities, while permitting real-time communication with and among all branches of the Armed Forces and all units in mission — including those on foreign soil. “While Brazil has other satellites, none of them is under the control and for the exclusive use of the government,” said Defense Ministry spokesperson Roberta Belyse. “This satellite will have military transponders in Band X and transponders for government use in Band Ka.” What’s a GOES A geostationary satellite or GOES is anything but stationary. It actually circles Earth in the same direction and speed of the planet’s rotation; this way the satellite’s location is always above a specific spot on the globe. Since all geostationary satellites are positioned directly over the Equator, only a limited number of such satellites can be placed in orbit. They’re located in the geosynchronous plane about 22,300 miles above Earth, which offers an unobstructed view of the planet. GOES’ continuous monitoring is essential for intensive data analysis. Being fixed above a single point allows the satellites to chart atmospheric changes that precipitate tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and other severe weather conditions. Brazil’s space program began 50 years ago, making it the fourth country to enter the space race after the United States, the former Soviet Union and France. Even today, Brazil is one of the few countries with a comprehensive space program that includes the development of rockets, satellites and launching centers. Brazilians are, indeed, very proud of their space history. However, a recent study, Caderno de Altos Estudos, by the Senate’s Science, Technology, Communications and Informatics Commission, urged the government to invest more to keep pace with current needs, as well as with international partners. Between 2012 and 2016, Brazil plans to launch three satellites, the Cbers 3 and 4, for earth observation, and the Amazon 1. Total cost for all three launches: $200 million. Good neighbors share resources Jobim emphasized on how GOES will help Brazil collaborate with neighboring countries, particularly with respect to border security. “Some of the satellite’s capabilities would be shared with other nations,” said Jobim, who announced the plans for GOES in the context of a broader presentation to the commission of the government’s Strategic Border Plan. He also recounted his recent visit to Colombia, which resulted in the first steps towards a binational plan for border security between the two countries, with a focus on protection of the Amazon. The Brazilian military devotes significant efforts to protection of its rainforest, and satellite images are an invaluable resource. In early July, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released satellite images showing that 268 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest had been cut down in May 2011 — twice the amount of clearing as in May 2010. This follows reports that deforestation had increased to 593 square kilometers in March and April 2011 from 103 square kilometers in the same period a year earlier. “The GOES satellite would allow the sharing of security plans and real-time information of air, land and sea borders,” explained Belyse. In addition, she said, it will connect remote populated areas with emergency services and let them receive important government communications. In addition, these geostationary satellites serve other functions such as meteorological monitoring, feeding of GPS systems and provision of TV and mobile phone signals. Excellent information, today telematics will provide us with more security for our development on different socio-cultural level through geostationary satellites. I am sure that the Peruvian Government should take advantage of such benefits for the population. Hello, It’s a pleasure speaking with you, but I have a question. Why is Brazil so far behind in terms of security and technology?last_img read more

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Cyber War, a Strong Future Trend

first_img Currently we are under the impression that if there is a new world war, it will probably be in cyberspace, where there are neither laws nor restrictions, which can be a great advantage. The Internet also shows its dark side, maximized for use in military actions of espionage and sabotage, either by nations or any other non-governmental entity. The cybertroops may be used for both defense and for an ample offensive, hitting all sectors where there are connections and vulnerabilities. The problem is so present, that the United Nations studied a project to protect the state structures on the Internet and the organization of Cyber-Centers in NATO, anticipating the possibility that this new type of conflict will occur, and it is more possible today than a nuclear war. The threats generated by computer networks can be classified into five types, or what we call the 5Cs. A cyber threat is an effort to obtain non-authorized access to an online system, with the objective of extracting or manipulating data, violating the confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, or availability of the data within the system. Generally, it is performed by spyware, which may be introduced via legit software or via a Trojan virus. The same concept may be used for cyber espionage. Cyber war is defined as a group of actions adopted by countries against computer systems of other countries, with the objective of causing damage or interruption of services (see the Estonia case, in 2003, the first registered occurrence). Finally, Cyber terrorism is the use of the Internet to organize and execute attacks against critical computer networks, systems, and infra-structures, aiming to destroy or incapacitate them, as ideological motivations, causing chaos in the economy and inflicting fear in the population. We left cyber crime out, because of its criminal nature. In a way, their weapons are more precise and lethal than conventional weapons: until the super viruses are detected, they have already caused much irreparable damage to the opponent, similar to the effects of bacterial virus. A common characteristic of cyber war, as well as of other virtual threats, is that it becomes almost impossible to detect who initiated or sponsored such actions, because the trails left behind, most of the time, are part of the disinformation practice. However, the biggest threat to all countries is that they can also be triggered by non-governmental parties, driven or not by different motives, breaking a historical paradigm which governments previously initiated via their Armed Forces. *André Luís Woloszyn, Strategic Affairs Analyst By Dialogo February 12, 2013last_img read more

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Journal directory errors noted

first_imgJournal directory errors noted A number of corrections to the 2004 Bar Journal directory have been noted to the editorial staff. To set the record straight: Jennifer Lynn Charak ’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 113). Maria V. Feliu Maurrasse should have been included on page 179. Her address is 10621 S.W. 117th Ave., Miami 33186, phone 305-779-5041; fax 305-271-4085, e-mail [email protected] Michael Steven Greene of Coral Gables was inadvertently omitted from the directory. His address is 269 Giralda Ave., Ste. 201, Coral Gables 33134; phone: 305-444-2610; fax: 305-444-2655; e-mail: [email protected] Cristina Elena Groschel ’s phone number is 954-735-0000 (p. 226). Stephen K. Halpert ’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 233). Joseph James Huss ’s phone number is 954-761-3454 (p. 262). Joyce A. Julian ’s phone number is 954-467-6656 (p. 276).Due to an inaccuracy regarding her name, Shelly Wald Schwartz ’ information was printed out of order on page 538 and her name was incorrect on page 35 of the certified lawyers section. Ms. Schwartz is with Redgrave & Oliver LLP, 120 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Ste. 450, Boca Raton 33432; phone: 561-347-1700; fax: 561-391-9944; e-mail: [email protected] Robert Soifer ’s phone number is 407-236-0567 (p. 491). directory errors noted November 1, 2004 Regular News Journallast_img read more

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Call for CFPB to protect credit unions hits 330 signers, and counting

first_imgThe number of federal legislators calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to use its authority to protect credit unions hit 330 as of Wednesday, with a final count likely to come by the end of the week. This effort has been fully led by credit unions.The letter, composed by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), has garnered support from both sides of the aisle.“With major rules already being implemented and new regulations on the horizon, our letter reminds the CFPB that Congress intentionally provided for regulatory flexibility to mitigate collateral damage on smaller financial institutions,” Schiff and Stivers noted in their call for signers.The letter itself cites the section of the Dodd-Frank Act that states the CFPB has the authority to adapt regulations by allowing it to exempt “any class” of entity from its rulemaking.The creation of the letter, and the widespread support it has garnered, represents a successful deployment of the “fierce, 360-degree advocacy” Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle has touted, including recently at the recent CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Development issue spotlight on access to credit

first_imgThis is the fourth of the 12-part series on our blog highlighting the 12 major development issues.  In case you missed it, last month we discussed education, which can be found here.  This month we are focusing on access to credit.Access to credit seems to be an easy development issue for credit unions to solve – as we are in the loan business.  Yet millions of Americans are paying obscenely high interest rates on loans to buy a new car, fund school clothes or even purchase a week’s groceries.  Credit unions need to build business models that are mutually beneficial –affordable rates and attractive terms and conditions for members and a product that presents a good business opportunity for the credit union.  Seems easy but unfortunately credit unions struggle to find the right balance between business and social values.  In my work, I have run across many credit unions that offer some great lending products that could be done in most credit unions.  I’m going to focus on three different credit unions who provide good examples of lending products:University Federal Credit Union in Austin, Texas gets it.  More than 10 years ago, the credit union began offering non-prime auto loans to members with credit scores below 640. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CDC releases viruses for novel H1N1 vaccine development

first_imgMay 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Sanofi Pasteur announced today that it has received a novel H1N1 influenza vaccine virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), moving the company a step closer to starting production of a vaccine.CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said this afternoon that the agency is also sending the vaccine virus to other manufacturers, located overseas, who should receive the samples within a few days.Jeff McLaughlin, a spokesman for vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said today he couldn’t confirm GSK’s receipt of the vaccine strain, but added, “We understand that the CDC is in the process of shipping the strain to all the relevant manufacturers.”CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) officials had predicted that the CDC would release H1N1 vaccine viruses to manufacturers by the end of May. WHO officials have said that production of H1N1 vaccines is most likely to begin in July.The preparation of a vaccine strain involves combining a clinical sample of the target virus with another influenza virus that grows in eggs. This process creates a new virus that has some of the properties of the target virus and the ability to grow in eggs, the US Department of Health and Human Services noted today in a fact sheet on vaccine development activities. Most flu vaccines are still produced by growing them in eggs.Wayne Pisano, president of Sanofi Pasteur, said in a news release, “As a company committed to protecting human health, Sanofi Pasteur looks forward to quickly understanding how this virus performs in a vaccine manufacturing environment and developing a working seed that will enable large-scale production.”Sanofi will now begin “passaging” the virus, referring to “the process for acclimating virus to grow in a production environment at optimum yield,” the company said. The process will take about 2 weeks.”Following quality controls, Sanofi Pasteur will be prepared to begin industrial production as soon as directed by public health agencies,” the statement added.Health officials have estimated it would take manufacturers 4 to 6 months from when they receive the vaccine strain to start producing a vaccine in quantity. But a Sanofi spokeswoman said last week that the company may be able to start producing its first doses in 3 to 4 months.Sanofi and GSK both announced within the past few days that they had received US government orders for novel H1N1 vaccines.In related news, the WHO has recommended that vaccines for the novel H1N1 influenza virus be based on an isolate from California, saying most H1N1 viruses isolated so far are very similar to it.A majority of the novel H1N1 viruses isolated so far are antigenically and genetically related to the isolate known as A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), the WHO said in a statement posted online yesterday.The WHO said that its collaborating laboratories, certain regulatory agency laboratories, and other partners are developing reassortant viruses antigenically similar to the California strain for use in vaccines.Skinner, of the CDC, said the agency used the California strain in making the vaccine virus now being released to manufacturers.WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said several other WHO collaborating centers and regulatory laboratories are developing novel H1N1 vaccine viruses. He said they include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, a US Food and Drug Administration lab, and facilities in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Australia.See also: May 27 Sanofi press releaseMay 26 CIDRAP News story “Companies receive HHS orders for novel flu vaccine”WHO recommendation on strain for vaccine developmentlast_img read more

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PSG reach first Champions League final with win over Leipzig

first_imgParis St Germain reached their first ever Champions League final with a convincing 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, finally delivering the reward of the biggest game in European football for their Qatari backers.Goals from Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria put PSG 2-0 up at the interval and Juan Bernat added the third in the 56th minute for what was a comfortable victory at the Estadio da Luz.The French club, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1970, will meet the winner of Wednesday’s other semi between Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyonnais after ending what some felt was a mental block in the knockout stages. With French World Cup winning forward Kylian Mbappe back in the starting line-up after fully recovering from his ankle injury, Tuchel was able to field his preferred attacking trident with Brazilian Neymar and Di Maria.Right from the outset, PSG looked a threat to the Leipzig defense with Neymar clipping the post after he was slipped in by Mbappe in the sixth minute.Seven minutes later though, PSG had the lead — Neymar and Di Maria lined up to take a free kick on the left and it was the Argentine who floated in a lovely cross which was nodded home by Marquinhos.Former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger Di Maria was in fine form, constantly probing, while Neymar created from deep and Mbappe pushed on to the last defender looking to use his pace.The Germans were struggling but did threaten in the 25th minute when Konrad Laimer burst down the right and found Yussuf Poulsen but the forward’s shot was just off target.Neymar then went close with an audacious free kick from deep and wide on the right, the former Barcelona man going for Peter Gulacsi’s near post and striking the post as the Hungarian keeper scrambled.It was a poor clearance from the keeper which led to PSG’s second. Leandro Paredes collected the ball and then found Neymar who cleverly flicked it with the back of his heel into the path of Di Maria who made no mistake.Beyond doubtLeipzig’s 33-year-old coach Julian Nagelsmann needed to find some way to shift the momentum of the game and made two changes at the break but after a bright start, PSG put the outcome beyond doubt.Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele slipped while attempting to clear, allowing Di Maria to cross the ball back in to the box and Bernat’s glancing header floated into the far corner.Mbappe forced a good save out of Gulacsi as PSG pushed for a fourth while PSG keeper Sergio Rico had his hands warmed by a fierce drive from fellow Spaniard Angelino.”After the second goal, the belief of our players went down a little bit,” said Nagelsmann.”That’s normal. It’s not that easy right now to think about the good season we’ve had in the Champions League but in one week it will be ok. We know that it was a good season for a young team and we will try to do it again next season,” he said.The French club have played 110 games in the competition – the most played by a side before reaching their first final, overtaking Arsenal’s record of 90 between 1971-2006.PSG’s only other appearances in the final of a European competition came with their UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1996 and their runners-up spot in the following season.Olympique Marseille are the only French team to win the European Cup, triumphing over AC Milan in 1993. PSG have gone out in the last 16 for the past three years, but they proved a step too far for Leipzig, who were playing in the regional leagues just 11 years ago.The Germans, financed by the Red Bull energy drink company, have outperformed all expectations by reaching the last four, knocking out Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid en route.”We showed quality and determination. A good mix. We deserved to win,” said Tuchel, who had faced a heavy expectation to deliver in Europe this season.”I felt the pressure, it was not easy. I have players who are used to playing with this pressure, who like this pressure and these decisive matches.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Pension fund for Dutch care insurers appoints independent chairman

first_imgUijen also plays a supervisory role at Schilders, the industry-wide scheme for painters and decorators, and the company pension fund of custodian Kas Bank.Meanwhile, SBZ also appointed Jobert Koomans and Reiniera van der Feltz-Doude as independent executive board members.Koomans has been working as managing consultant/partner at pensions adviser Towers Watson Netherlands.He is also an expert trustee at the large industry-wide scheme for the building sector BpfBouw.Van der Feltz has been working in several banking positions at Van Lanschot Bankiers and Rabobank International.The trustees will be part of a new board model, consisting of an independent chair, two executive board members and eight non-executive trustees.SBZ is a non-mandatory industry-wide pension fund with approximately 12,500 participants. Eric Uijen, director of the €1.2bn pension fund for notaries (SNPF) in the Netherlands, has been appointed independent chairman at SBZ, the €3.7bn pension fund for care insurers.Uijen succeeds Ruben Wenselaar, who will continue as a trustee.Uijen is a veteran of the pensions and financial services sector, and has served as director of the notaries scheme since 2012.He has also served as director at Horeca, the pension fund for the Dutch hospitality industry, as well as the pension fund for industrial conglomerate Stork, which has now joined the metal scheme PME.last_img read more

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Akastor investment manager to take on CFO role next year

first_imgNorway’s oil-services investment company Akastor has named a new chief financial officer of the company.Øyvind Paaske; Image source: AkastorAkastor said on Friday that its investment manager Øyvind Paaske was promoted to the CFO role, effective from March 1, 2020.He replaces Leif H. Borge, who will remain in the position up to this date, after which he will assume a new position in a company outside the Aker group.Paaske joined the investment team in Akastor in 2014. Before this, he held the position as Investment Manager in Aker ASA.Akastor CEO Karl Erik Kjelstad said: “I am very pleased that Øyvind has accepted the CFO position. During his time at Akastor, he has played an important role in executing our M&A projects and has gained considerable knowledge of all our portfolio companies, in particular, MHWirth.“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Leif for more than 17 years, from when he started his career in the Aker group as CFO in Aker Yards in 2002, thereafter as CFO in Aker Solutions from 2008 and finally as CFO and Investment Director in Akastor since its incorporation in 2014. Leif has throughout this been a highly valuable team member, and we sincerely thank him for his strong contributions and wish him all the best and success in his new position.”Regarding his appointment, Paaske stated: “I am excited to take on the CFO role in Akastor. I very much look forward to contributing in my new position, with a focus on developing and realizing the values in Akastor’s portfolio.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA award Taking Care of Main Street grants

first_imgStatewide — Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced 40 Indiana Main Street programs will receive a portion of $200,000 through Taking Care of Main Street. This is a new program providing operational support for Indiana Main Street organizations impacted by COVID-19.The goal of this program is to support Indiana Main Street organizations that provide leadership and services to the businesses and members, using the Main Street Approach, with special attention to organizations that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Eligible expenses could include salaries, administrative fees, space/equipment rental, or staff development and training. Below is a summary of how the Main Street organizations from Southeastern Indiana plan to use the $5,000 funding they each received: Madison Main Street Program plans to update the Madison Main Street web page with a new space for business materials, event and workshop plans and registrations, grant information and applications, real estate listings, sponsor and donor recognition, interactive maps for business locations and inventory, community press releases and staff and business training.Main Street Brookville Inc. will use the funding to coordinate programming and provide technical assistance to help transition to an online platform by helping build a business’s website integrated with merchant services. In addition, grant funds will be used to help sustain operational costs.Main Street Greensburg will use the money to fund the salary of a new part-time assistant.Main Street Shelbyville will use their funding to bridge a gap left by the loss of sponsorships, memberships, and event income. The funding will help with continued promotion and facilitation of programming such as COVID-19 survival webinar with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Downtown Highlights series, and for the administration of the downtown grant programs.last_img read more

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Aribo relishes Super Eagles home debut

first_imgRelatedPosts Akwa Ibom indigene sends SOS to DG DSS Businessman drags EFCC to court, demands N20m damages for rights violation Electoral malpractice: Three varsity dons indicted, three INEC officials sacked Glasgow Rangers midfielder, Joseph Aribo, has expressed delight over Super Eagles 2-1 win over Benin Republic in the AFCON 2021 qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Aribo starred for the first time in front of the home fans at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium having featured in Ukraine and Brazil friendlies.The elated player, however, took to his Twitter handle to thank the home fans for the support.According to him: “Good win in our first AFCON 2021 qualifying game! Always an honour putting on the shirt. Thanks for your amazing support!”Aribo, 23, shined during his first competitive outing on Wednesday evening as he completed the entire 90 minutes against the Squirrels Benin and Nigeria fans applauded the Rangers ace.Steven Gerrard’s summer signing started in the middle of the park alongside Leicester City superstar Wilfried Ndidi, protecting the back four and feeding Everton ace Alex Iwobi in the number 10 role. The trio combined to dominate possession.Tags: Akwa Ibom Statelast_img read more

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Lazio win Italian Super Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Lazio beat Juventus 3-1, their second win over the Turin giants in little more than two weeks, to win the Italian Supercup on Sunday, the annual meeting between the Coppa Italia winners and Serie A champions. Second-half goals from Senad Lulic and Danilo Cataldi won the match which was being played in Saudi Arabia for the second year running. Lazio also beat Juventus 3-1 in Serie A on December 7, handing their opponents their first defeat under coach Maurizio Sarri. Lazio, the Coppa Italia victors, went ahead after 17 minutes when Sergei Milinkovic-Savic laid the ball off for Luis Alberto to fire into the net. Paulo Dybala levelled for the Serie A champions at the end of the first-half from a rebound after Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot was parried by Thomas Strakosha. Juventus seemed to be in control in the second half and Ronaldo was close with a shot which went just over but they were caught out when Marco Parolo’s cross flew across the face of goal and Lulic volleyed in at the far post in the 73rd minute. Juventus had midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur sent off in stoppage time and Cataldi curled the resulting free kick into the net with the last action of the game. The Supercup final is often played abroad and has also been hosted in China, the United States, Libya and Qatar.Tags: Italian Super CupJuventusLazioSaudi ArabiaSerie Alast_img read more

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Simmons set for West Indies role

first_img He added: “I’ll always be eternally grateful for the opportunity given to me by Cricket Ireland, and in particular CEO Warren Deutrom, and it’s been a great partnership over the past eight years. “I’ve made some wonderful friends in that time, which has been among the happiest periods in my life. “It was a very difficult decision to leave, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to coach my home team. “They’re going through a difficult period at the moment, but I’m confident I can help to improve their fortunes.” West Indies overcame their sticky start to the ongoing World Cup to reach the quarter-finals, in which they face co-hosts New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. Ireland captain William Porterfield, meanwhile, voiced his thanks to Simmons. “Phil has been superb for the team and Irish cricket throughout his time in charge. We’ve all improved and grown as cricketers thanks to his efforts,” he said. “He’s been a towering presence not just in Irish cricket, but across the world – where he is held in such high regard. “While it’s sad to be losing him at this time, everyone in the squad understands his reasons for wanting to coach his home country. “We wish him and his family all the very best in the future.” Deutrom added: “Everyone will miss Phil Simmons. “You don’t live in a country for eight years and not leave behind close ties and friendships. “His warmth and strength of values endeared him to everyone here – while his loyalty is unquestioned, as evident from one of the longest-ever coaching tenures in international cricket. “As Phil has contributed to us, so we are proud to have helped him develop his career to the point that he can now pursue his dream of coaching his home team. “He leaves with nothing other than our very best wishes. “Now our goal is simple, to find a replacement for Phil who will take us to our stated vision of playing Test cricket by 2019.” West Indies, who have been coached on an interim basis by Stuart Williams in New Zealand and Australia, have welcomed Simmons back in a statement on their website. West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Michael Muirhead said: ” We are thrilled with the appointment of Phil and we believe he is the right individual for our team and our region at this time, so we want to welcome him back home. “His independence of character and his resolve to stand up for what he believes in were also strong qualities that convinced us that Phil was best suited to usher the West Indies team into a new era of success.” Simmons won 26 West Indies Test caps and 143 in one-day Internationals between 1987 and 1999. West Indies have endured a difficult past few months, including a player dispute which led to a mid-tour abandonment of their trip to India last year and then Ottis Gibson’s departure as coach. But Simmons added: “West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. “There is an abundance of young talent coming through the ranks, and to be able to assist with the development of the future playing talent in the West Indies is fantastic. I can’t wait to begin. “We are determined to give the supporters the brand of cricket and the level of success that we are all looking to achieve.” Former Test batsman Simmons, 51, is to leave the same post with Ireland and will be in charge of the Windies when England arrive for their tour of the Caribbean next month. Cricket Ireland confirmed Simmons’ departure on Friday. Phil Simmons is to become the new coach of his native West Indies as soon as the World Cup is over. Trinidadian Simmons has been Ireland coach for eight years, during which they have been the pre-eminent force among the associate nations and have qualified for every International Cricket Council global tournament. Under Simmons, Ireland have pulled off World Cup victories over England in 2011 and West Indies themselves just last month. They will face England again in a one-off one-day international in May, at the conclusion of their opponents’ Test tour of the Windies. Simmons said: “I’ve had eight wonderful years as Ireland’s head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we’ve shared. “The players and staff at Cricket Ireland have been simply magnificent. The wins in the World Cups over full members were all special, as we showed the world just what Irish cricket is capable of. “The Irish and West Indians are very similar in their nature and outlook on life and sport. “They welcomed me into their country, and I engaged with their sporting heritage and culture – and I’m a richer, better person for it.” Ireland, who face a tough battle to qualify for the next World Cup in England in 2019 after ICC’s decision to streamline the tournament to 10 teams, will immediately begin their search for a successor to Simmons. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Yannick Bolasie hails Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew for improved goal tally

first_img “I don’t have a total (in mind) but I think the improvements you see – four goals last season and four goals already this season,” Bolasie said. “You don’t just build a player overnight, everything has to come gradually. “I don’t think people really expect it. I wasn’t really in the box last season but this season I am in the box a lot more, I am picking up little scraps and so far I have got goals off scraps. “I think it’s all down to the gaffer and what he does in training and you can see it in the boys.” After the disappointing loss to Sunderland on Monday, Palace were keen to move on and give something back to the supporters. “It was a great result for the team,” Bolasie said. “It was good to bounce back from Monday’s result. “Today is obviously encouraging for us and we will move on straight away to focus on Everton next week. “In football, I think it is how you bounce back and you could say the attackers on Monday were a bit disappointed. The south London side thrashed Newcastle on Saturday, with the 5-1 win seeing the Eagles rise to seventh in the Barclays Premier League table. Bolasie netted twice in the comprehensive win, taking him to four overall – the same tally he managed over the whole of the 2014/15 campaign. Press Association “Today more than made up for Monday, but the game is gone today and we have to look forward to Everton. “It’s done a lot for confidence and we play Everton next week, who are another team who we normally have good games against, but every season is different so that will be another tough game for sure.” Bakary Sako is out of the clash with a hamstring injury and Wilfried Zaha is suspended, but Bolasie is not concerned about the strength in depth. “It’s tough right now but hopefully someone like Chungy (Lee Chung-yong) can come in and step up to the plate and that’s the reason why we have such a good squad. “You think of the players who have been left out, like Frazer Campbell, Jordan Mutch, so there are still players who can come in and do a good job.” Yannick Bolasie is delighted to have already equalled his last season’s goal tally and believes Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew deserves all the credit.last_img read more

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Assam Premier Club Championship: Nambor Club win title in Golaghat

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Nambor Club won the Golaghat chapter of Assam Premier Club Championship as they defeated Amulapotty by 55 runs at Golaghat Stadium today.Electing to bat first, Nambor were bundled out for just 138 runs, but their bowlers, specially Nipumoni Kumar who took 6 wickets, restricted the opponent at 83 in 24th over.Brief Score: Nambor Club 138/10 in 34.2 overs (Raja Saikia 37, Sibsankar Roy 23, Antorikh Kashyap 5/23) beat Amulapotty 83/10 in 23.3 overs (Bedanta Saikia 24, Nipumoni Kumar 6/16).From Udalguri: Saurav Mousum Dihingia hit a century as Dhemaji Cricket Club beat Udalguri Lions Club by 92 runs in a Zonal level match here. Brief Score: Dhemaji CC 241/6 in 40 overs (Saurav Mousum Dihingia 101no, Manab Buragohain 63) beat Udalguri Lions Club 149/10 in 35.4 overs (Gurprit Singh 29, Kunal Das 28, Manab Buragohain 3/34, Rajesh Prasad 3/34, Joseph Buragohain 3/36).From Tezpur: Nakari Club of Lakhimpur thrashed Biswanath Blue Warrior by 42 runs in the North Assam Zonal level match. Brief Score: Nakari Club 200/10 in 39.1 overs (Sunzow Brahma 50, Jitumoni Kalita 34, Roktim Bonia 35, Altaf Ali 2/14) beat Biswanath Blue Warrior 158/10 in 30.4 overs (Dibash Hazarika 35, Jogeswar Bhumij 33, Amlan Talukdar 4/53).From Bongaigaon: Bongaigaon Cricket Coaching Centre won by 5 wickets against Tribeni Sangha in the Lowar Assam Zonal level match. Brief Score: Tribeni Sangha 116/10 in 35.5 overs (Pradip Sarkar 4/19) lost to Bongaigaon CCC 120/5 in 25.3 overs (Bishal Roy 49, Subhadeep Chakraborty 33, Deepjyoti Adhikary 4/39).From Kokrajhar: United Sports Association outplayed Deshbanshu Club by 8 wickets in the Lowar Assam Zonal level match. Brief Score: Deshbanshu Club 97/10 in 23.4 overs (Kishor Choudhury 3/11, Sujit Deury 3/14) lost to United SA 100/2 in 12.1 overs (Prantar Sarma 36no).From Sivasagar: CCD registered 9-wicket win over Phoenix CCC in the District level match at Outdoor stadium. Brief Score: Phoenix CCC 93/10 in 27 overs (Phanindra Sonowal 3/23) lost to CCD 95/1 in 13.2 overs (Yasir Ali 42no, Siddhart Doshi 28no.Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

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After 13 years, Henderson resigns

first_imgAfter a season that didn’t include a single Big Ten victory, UW women’s tennis coach Patti Henderson decided to call it quits Monday.After 13 seasons with Wisconsin, Henderson is resigning from her position to pursue interests outside of collegiate athletics. Her last day of employment will be May 31, but a national search for her replacement is already underway.”It is with deep gratitude and appreciation to the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez that I step away from my position as the women’s tennis coach and follow my heart to pursue my new dream,” Henderson said in a statement.”I offer many thanks to the athletic program for providing me a training ground as rich and vibrant as all great relationships,” she added. “This was a relationship in which I was able to learn and to grow and has now completed its natural cycle. To this unfolding, I am forever grateful to Barry.”And Alvarez said he was grateful for everything Henderson has done for the university over the years.”I’m very appreciative of Patti’s years of service to the University of Wisconsin,” Alvarez said. “Patti was committed to providing a great experience for her student-athletes and that commitment was reflected in their successes on the court and in the classroom. We wish her well as she begins a new chapter in her life.”Despite her struggles in the past season, Henderson’s teams were some of the best in school history.In only her second season (1995-96), Henderson led the Badgers to the school’s only Big Ten title, a No. 7 national ranking and a NCAA regional win. Over her UW career, Henderson coached four players to seven All-American awards, while 10 of her players have won 20 Big Ten awards.In 1996 and 2002, she was honored by her conference peers as the Big Ten Coach of the Year.A possible replacement for Henderson’s position could come within the program as assistant coach Doanh Wang remains with the team. Although this past season was Wang’s first with UW, he has coached in the Madison area for several years. In three seasons coaching at Edgewood College, Wang was twice named Coach of the Year.In her statement, Henderson thanked Wang for his contributions in what was a difficult season for the entire team.”I am especially indebted to Doanh Wang, my assistant coach,” she said. “Rare is the individual who will walk away from a sure thing to take a chance at the unknown. Doanh not only took this leap of faith, he backed it up with a hunger, passion and commitment only an open heart and soul can allow.”Henderson also gave Wisconsin her best wishes.”I leave UW, with love in my heart for Wisconsin athletics and a knowing of the commitment to excellence this athletic department strives for,” Henderson said.”I wish all the best to the University of Wisconsin and the athletic department.”last_img read more

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Freshman walk-on becomes USC hero

first_imgBrian Chin | Daily TrojanAs confetti rained down on the Trojans after January’s Rose Bowl Game, no one thought placekicking would be an issue for USC in 2017. After all, Matt Boermeester had just written himself into Trojan lore, splitting the uprights from 46 yards out as time expired to win the Granddaddy of Them All, and he looked to repeat the feat next year — this time in the national championship game. Then Boermeester was expelled from the University due to a student conduct issue, and the Trojans suddenly found themselves on the hunt for a national title without a reliable kicker. Head coach Clay Helton gave redshirt freshman Michael Brown the first shot at the job during fall camp, but the scholarship kicker couldn’t beat out a freshman walk-on from Mater Dei High School. Just before USC’s season opener against Western Michigan, Helton announced Chase McGrath had won the gig. Two weeks later, McGrath ran onto the field against Texas and knocked through his first two career field goals: one to tie the score as time expired and one to win the game in double-overtime as the Trojans beat the Longhorns 27-24.“[McGrath] doesn’t play like a freshman,” Helton said following the victory. “What an unbelievable job.” It was already an incredibly unlikely sequence of events, but Saturday’s ending was even more remarkable given the start of the day, when McGrath attempted his first career college field goal in the second quarter of a scoreless game. He left it short and wide left. It was a 46-yarder — a tough assignment for a debut attempt — but McGrath brushed off the weight of the moment.“[The first kick] was a really good learning experience,” he said. “I kind of rushed it a little bit, but once I slowed down and really found my rhythm, it was good.”The freshman’s unflappability took many by surprise, but it proved to be a valuable asset down the line as McGrath was called on to save the Trojans not long after his disappointing first kick. The Longhorns led by 3 points with two seconds left on the clock, and McGrath was tasked with knocking through a 31-yard attempt. With everything on the line and an earlier miss on his mind, the walk-on still managed to keep a cool head. “[Nerves] didn’t kick in that much,” McGrath said. “I treat every kick the same.”It’s hard to believe, but the results backed up the attitude. Somehow, McGrath was able to step up yet again with a chance to win the game in overtime and nail a 43-yard kick. Texas head coach Tom Herman even called timeout before the attempt to let McGrath’s nervousness build on the sideline. It didn’t matter. “I kind of think it’s funny because it gives me more time to lock in,” McGrath said.Indeed, he came out of the timeout and improved vastly on his first boot of the game — this one had plenty of distance and snuck inside the right upright — and the Trojans mobbed their kicker as confetti shot into the sky and covered the grass. The Los Angeles haze seemed like the  ghosts of the Rose Bowl, swirling around the Coliseum floodlights.It remains to be seen if McGrath will carry over his impressive performance through the rest of the season. As the year goes on, he may have to kick in windier and much colder conditions, and he has yet to kick outside the friendly confines of his home stadium, and with the high expectations facing USC, the freshman will undoubtedly see more opportunities to be the hero — or the goat.But after all the uncertainty that surrounded USC’s kicking game leading into this fall, it appears the Trojans have found their man. Following the game, Helton was asked if he had a scholarship available to offer McGrath. The head coach chuckled.“I need to find one,” he said.last_img read more

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Lysianne Proulx, Syracuse goalkeeper, out for the season with hip injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm Contact David: [email protected] Goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx is out for the season with a left hip injury, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon announced Tuesday.Immediately after the halftime whistle was blown during Syracuse’s 6-3 loss to No. 23 North Carolina State on Thursday, Proulx went to the ground and received medical attention. Less than five minutes later, she walked off the field under her own power. She was seen standing on the sidelines without assistance during the second half.Proulx was seen using crutches at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday after the Orange’s 7-1 loss to No. 3 North Carolina, and again on Tuesday during practice.Proulx, a sophomore, made four starts and five appearances off the bench in 2018. The Montreal, Quebec native has averaged 2.98 goals allowed per game, while Jordan Harris, her competition, has conceded an average of 2.39 goals per game.Since playing all 90 minutes in SU’s first three games, Harris has split time with Proulx. Harris and freshman Ally Wakeman will compete for the starting goalkeeper position over the final four games of the season, Wheddon said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Anand wants Olympiad win to bring in ‘long’ due national honours for chess players

first_imgLast Updated: 31st August, 2020 19:48 IST Anand Wants Olympiad Win To Bring In ‘long’ Due National Honours For Chess Players It’s been seven years since a chess player got the Arjuna award and the iconic Viswanathan Anand is hoping that India’s triumphant campaign at the online Chess Olympiad will change this when the national sporting honours are announced in 2020. SUBSCRIBE TO US Asked if the tweaked format helped India, he said: “I think in future it will be nice for India if you can double the number of boards, for instance to showcase our depth. Since we have so many good juniors, so many girls playing. Whether it particularly favoured us, I don’t know…nice thing is that if you are putting pressure on all six boards then you could feel someone or other could click for us. Even when we had one setback, someone could rescue us, added Anand.On whether it was a conscious decision by him to sit out the first game of the final, Anand said he had expressed the desire to play only one game.Yes, it was. I had discussed with N Srinath (vice-captain) that I wanted to play only one game on the final day. Because I strongly felt that we had a good team. I thought we had to use that strength,added Anand.  He said in the last few years, there has been “a drop off in the attitude of the Sports Ministry towards chess players” regarding government awards. FOLLOW US “I also commend their decision to improvise with the format. Instead of the same format, they got juniors and women, made the event much more fun to watch. It went really nicely.” Lauding his teammates, Anand said each one of them clicked at some point. “Sometimes you need to show that we are still there and I hope this results in positive impetus for many things,” Anand said. “But in this particular case, it was quickly verified that the problem was not at our end. So FIDE had to consider that in our appeal,” he said. “I didn’t anticipate this. I mean clearly the strongest argument in our favour was that this disconnection was not our fault. The rules are clear that if a team loses by disconnection, they forfeit the game. LIVE TV “You saw without me the team beat China and that result helped us a lot. So I was happy to repeat that again,” he quipped. It’s been seven years since a chess player got the Arjuna award and the iconic Viswanathan Anand is hoping that India’s triumphant campaign at the online Chess Olympiad will change this when the national sporting honours are announced next year.In an interview to PTI after India won the top honours jointly with Russia on Sunday, Anand, a recipient of both the Arjuna and the Khel Ratna, said award recognition is due for the sport’s practitioners in India. COMMENT The last time a chess player received the Arjuna was in 2013 when Abhijeet Gupta was bestowed the honour, while a chess coach has been given the Dronacharya just twice — Raghunandan Vasant Gokhale (1986) and Koneru Ashok (2006). Written By First Published: 31st August, 2020 19:48 IST Press Trust Of India Everyone clicked at least in one game. That really worked to the strength of India that we have such depth not only in men, but also women, girls, juniors,added Anand.  “During the whole tournament whenever I watched the other boards..some team member somewhere had done something…,” he said. “It is peculiar to this year that the whole chess world has kind of moved online. It is a positive feeling especially for this generation of youngsters who are part of this winning team.”  “I don’t mean at a personal level obviously. Just that institutionally, we no longer get awards for international competitions,” Anand said later in an online media interaction. (Image Credits:PTI) The 50-year-old said he was waiting to be told of a rematch instead.I expected something along the lines of replaying the second match…The Russians may not have been happy with this and there would have been discussions. I was expecting a replay,added Anand.I think then the FIDE opted for the other route, declared both as winners. Look these are teething problems. We are starting online chess, this will not be the last disconnection in online chess. I think this was a fair decision,added Anand. The senior Indian men’s team comprised, apart from Anand, Vidit Gujarati (captain), P. Harikrishna and Arvindh Chithambaram (reserves).The senior women’s side featured Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Bhakti Kulkarni and R. Vaishali.It is nice to write their co-tales as well, added Anand. Anand also said that his performance in the event was not great.I was able to rely on the team,explained Anand. It was a good idea to have an online Olympiad this year instead of postponing it amid the COVID-19 pandemic,added Anand.  The India-Russia final was said to be widely followed online with over 60,000 viewing it and there were a lot of congratulatory messages flowing in afterwards, which Anand said was a pleasant surprise. “It might be due to various issues pertaining to code of conduct etc. Our federation has had some difficulties. It would be nice to reset this. And the best way to reset this is not by writing long letters to editors but by having good results like this,”added Anand. “The event was a pleasant surprise…The original decision was to move it to next year and then this good idea, I think, to have an online Olympiad. Any sport still has to function, you can’t postpone it by a year,”added Anand.  Anand also touched upon the wrangling within the national federation. The five-time world champion was expectedly ecstatic about the triumph even though he didn’t expect it after server malfunction led to two Indian losses, prompting an appeal from the team. Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh lost in the second round of the finale due to disconnection and server malfunction. WATCH US LIVE “I hope this will lead to all sorts of positive things including the reconsideration in the Sports Ministry of the Arjuna award and the Dronacharya awards for chess. It has been a long time,” said the country’s first Khel Ratna awardee, India’s highest sporting honour.last_img read more

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#Editorial: Loving and Respecting Others is the Christmas Message

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – Christmas is perhaps the most celebratory event in the Christian calendar. Christmas Day is bundled with several holidays celebrated between the end of November and the end of December, which include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Since these holidays include other religious commemorations, to be inclusive, this period from Thanksgiving to the New Year is simply called the holidays, but to Christians, it’s the Christmas season.It seems Christians, representing a large percentage of the South Florida population, are more adamant this year to emphasize that the season commemorates Jesus’ Birth. On several occasions, people offering “Happy Holidays” greetings have been rebuffed by the pronounced response, “Merry Christmas,” and this year more retailers have hung “Merry Christmas” banners instead of those depicting “Happy Holidays” as occurred in recent years. Greeting card stores are also selling more Christmas cards, rather than “holiday” cards.An interesting comment was made by a local Pentecostal pastor that the challenge of recent times is driving more people to seek hope in Christ, hence the reemphasis on Christmas. “People need hope more than ever these days,” said the pastor. “They are hoping for jobs, saving their homes from foreclosure, to get better salaries, have stronger families, find love; and they see this hope exemplified in the Christmas message with the commemoration of the birth of Christ, the Messiah born to bring hope and salvation to a sinful world.”People of different religious beliefs may disagree with his view, but it seems that Christmas, and the season that surrounds it, generate a degree of hope and optimism among a large percentage of the population wherever Christmas is celebrated.During Christmas, many people are more generous. Individuals who complained of being strapped for cash during the year find funds to spend on friends, relatives and themselves. People who were otherwise strangers during the year become more friendly, offering pleasant greetings for joy, blessings and happiness to each other. Generally, people become more charitable, reaching out to feed the hungry, and offer gifts to the poor, especially children, who would otherwise receive no gifts.However, people also tend to lose their sense of reasoning during the season, spending relentlessly, not heeding caution that this heavy spending will leave them in debt during the new year. While such spending augurs well for the economy, it depletes the personal savings of individuals and families who cannot afford this loss. However, many people get caught up in this environment of generosity, and harbor hopes that the new year will bring the blessings they prayed for during the passing year to compensate for their excesses during the Christmas season.But Christmas is not permanent. The festivity ends abruptly, especially in America, where at midnight on December 25, Christmas disappears like Cinderella’s coach, replaced by the pumpkin of reality.After all the glitter is cleared, and the visiting relatives return home, everyone has to find the most realistic means of coping with the challenges of their respective lives. Nonetheless, Christmas serves as an important reminder, and, like the pastor said, offers hope to a burdened people.The season proves that kindness, a spirit of sacrifice and goodwill, and a real attempt to reach out to the less fortunate is realistic. While most people won’t be able to spend without limit, they can share the true spirit of Christmas, regardless of their religious beliefs. They can continue to love and respect each other as they want to be loved and respected.This should be the legacy of the Christmas season and Christmas Day.May this message resonate long after the season ends.last_img read more

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bettingexpert stays in second despite strong showing at Ascot

first_imgbettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share StumbleUpon SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Sharecenter_img Related Articles 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert29.72 3Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 4Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 5Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 6Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 7Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 8Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Square in the Air director Ben Cleminson and bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris made a flying start in the Tipster Challenge at Ascot by sharing success across the first four races.However, neither managed to find the long odds winners in the final two races of the day, which left Harris in second place despite increasing his weekly average with a 12.00-point haul.Meanwhile, Cleminson had to be content with taking fifth place in the competition, sponsored by Betting Gods, after wins for Le Brivido in the opener and 5/2F Qemah in the 3.40.Race Winners at Ascot:Le Brivido – 2/1Heartache – 5/1Qemah – 5/2Highland Reel – 9/4Zhui Feng – 25/1Con Te Partiro – 20/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020last_img read more

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Riot Games to consolidate competitions into singular Latin American league

first_imgRiot Games has announced its plan to consolidate its two current Latin American League of Legends competitions into a singular league – the name of which is yet to be announced.Eight teams will face off in this new league starting in 2019, playing in Santiago de Chile, Riot Games believes the location contains means that are “essential for the future of the scene”. Riot Games originally made a decision in 2016 to segment Latin America into North and South to increase “the relevance, audience and internal of each of the leagues.” As the announcement admits, it didn’t quite work out as expected.As it stands, Riot Games currently operates both the America South Cup (also known as Copa Latinoamérica Sur or CLS) and the Latin America North League (also known as Liga Latinoamérica Norte or LLN). Each league sees eight teams in contention to win, though when the leagues are brought together, there will only be room for eight teams. Riot Games are expected to reveal how these teams will be decided upon in the upcoming days – alongside the competition format and key dates for the league.The announcement explains the decision: “Latin America has a diverse and extremely rich culture, but we believe that esports fans share many similarities across the continent. The way in which an Argentine player passionately enjoys a final is not different from the excitement of a Mexican fan to see his favourite team devote champion, and that is reflected in each and every one of the countries that make up the region. Today we believe that dividing efforts, resources and fans into two scenes that share so much is not the best way.”Esports Insider says: Bringing the competitions together with the best teams from both North and South Latin America regions sounds ideal for providing the most competitive experience. Riot Games tried doing it another way and realised it perhaps wasn’t the best way, so we’re looking forward to seeing what they pull out of the bag for this unnamed league.last_img read more

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Barcelona face PSG, Madrid play Galatasaray in Champions League quarters

first_imgParis Saint-Germain will take on Barcelona in the standout tie of the Champions League quarter-finals after the draw at Uefa house in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.Barcelona, who won the competition in 2011 and overturned a 2-0 deficit to dump out AC Milan this season, will face Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain with the first leg taking place in the French capital.Last season’s finalists Bayern Munich face a tough clash with Serie A leaders Juventus in another huge fixture.Primera Division champions Real Madrid are rewarded for their victory over Manchester United with a tie against Turkish giants Galatasaray, while Malaga, who knocked out Porto, take on German champions Borussia Dortmund.The four first legs will take place on March, with the second legs scheduled for April 9 and 10.The draw for the semi-finals will be held on April 12, and the tournament concludes at Wembley Stadium on May 25.last_img read more

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On further review, John Calipari might be wrong about basket interference replay being ‘easy’ fix

first_imgThe most amazing thing about Tuesday night’s college basketball action, even more incredible than Duke’s comeback from a 23-point deficit, was that everyone watching on television got the identical picture of doom for “the Commonwealth’s” two top-25 teams.A television camera affixed to the top of the goal at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena showed everyone how LSU center Kavell Bigby-Williams scored the game-winning tip-in to beat the No. 5 Wildcats by knocking the ball into the goal as it rested on the rim from teammate Skylar Mays’ original attempt at the decisive basket. Bigby-Williams’ goal was not a legal play, but neither was it reviewable under NCAA basketball’s instant-replay rules. MORE: SN’s March Madness bracket projectionsSome 76 miles away, another TV camera on top of the backboard at KFC Yum! Center showed how Louisville guard Ryan McMahon’s left foot rested on the no-charge line as Duke freshman Cam Reddish barreled into him. Officials initially called it a charge, because McMahon clearly was in legal guarding position in advance of being contacted by Reddish. But the play can be reviewed using replay, and McMahon’s foot on the line allowed them to overturn the call to a block and award free throws to Reddish. He converted, and No. 1 Duke won, 71-69.It seemed incongruous, that one of these plays could be reviewed by replay and one could not.Because just as a defender’s presence inside the no-charge zone is not a subjective call but an objective one, so are the concepts of goaltending (when the defense blocks a shot that is directly above the goal or on its downward path) or basket interference (when an offensive player touches the ball as it rests on the rim or floats directly above the goal).The rim and the imaginary cylinder extending above it are as identifiable on video as the no-charge zone. As well, so is the moment when the ball begins its downward path on a shot attempt.When SMU was eliminated from the 2015 NCAA Tournament by UCLA on a disputed goaltending call, it was believed that controversy might spark the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee to use replay to establish whether the ball is inside or outside that cylinder in such circumstances.J.D. Collins, the NCAA’s coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, told Sporting News the members of the rules committee discussed this situation at its meeting two years ago and decided against it — and not without reason. There may be unintended consequences to making such a rule change.“Let’s say someone takes a shot, the ball’s in the air and the official says, ‘That’s goaltending.’ Then they review, and it wasn’t goaltending,” Collins said. “Now it’s a loose ball, so we go to the possession arrow, and the wrong team might get the ball. There are some outcomes to that, that are not intended outcomes.“I think everyone just said, ‘Why don’t your referees get it right?’”MORE: Kentucky star PJ Washington making up ground in All-America raceCollins said he expects the issue will be discussed at the committee’s meetings this spring. This is what is known as a “rules-change year”; the committee generally tries to make significant changes only biannually so that those new regulations that are put in place are given sufficient time to demonstrate their value. But it still might not make sense to make goaltending/basket interference reviewable.UK coach John Calipari reminded reporters after the LSU game that the NCAA changed the rule about whether a shot-clock violation was reviewable after the Wildcats were beaten in the 2015 Final Four with the help of a basket scored by Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes that might/might not have been released before the shot-clock expired.“They said it was not reviewable, and then they changed the rule to say: Why would you want to lose a game on a shot-clock violation and it’s easy to go check?” Calipari said. “Well, this one’s easy to go check, too. Just go check it. Why would you not? Why would that not be reviewable? So we’re like Wilt Chamberlain. We change rules.”It’s as easy as Calipari says — in the right circumstance. In the case of the Kentucky-LSU game, there would have been no problem. On review, Bigby-Williams’ play would have been overturned as an offensive basket interference call, and the Tigers and Wildcats almost certainly would have gone to overtime.But if an official blew the whistle in another game to signal for offensive basket interference without a goal being scored and a subsequent replay review showed the call to be incorrect, the same problem of establishing possession would arise. The possession arrow might point toward the defense at that moment, which would get the ball back even though the offense had done nothing wrong in its attempt to score.“It feels like what we have right now isn’t complete, but even if we change the rule, we might not complete everything and there’d be outcomes where it would be backward,” Collins said. “I think it’s complicated.”last_img read more

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MLB reduces Facebook Live broadcasts, still plans six social-geared streams

first_imgMLB has scaled back its partnership with Facebook Live in 2019, as first reported by Morning Consult, and confirmed by Sporting News. After broadcasting 25 games exclusively on the social media service last year (and 26 overall), it will show six non-exclusive games on Facebook Live this campaign.The moves comes as MLB has expanded its multimedia production elsewhere, partnering with Twitter for hitter-specific live streams, teaming up with Sporting News’ parent company DAZN for a nightly live look-in show called “ChangeUp” and adding MLB.TV to Amazon Prime video. It also brokered a streaming deal with Sling TV. An MLB official did tell Sporting News on Friday that the style of the 2019 broadcasts on Facebook, while not exclusive, will still be social-focused, meaning out-of-market viewers will have the opportunity to interact with announcers and relay questions they want posed to players and managers.There will also still be game recaps produced by MLB, as well as weekly recaps for all 30 teams.Facebook said it’s still “early in the days of having live sports,” meaning year-to-year changes are expected as it tests out what works with its audience. MLB declined to announce which six games will be broadcast on Facebook but said there will be one every month of the regular season.“Collaborating with Facebook will again drive the creation of new ways for us to deliver content to baseball fans that engage on the platform daily,” an MLB spokesman wrote in a statement. “Facebook provides a community-focused environment that will allow for fans to connect with their favorite teams via custom on-demand content and live game action driven by an original MLB Network social-first broadcast production.”MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNSporting News reported last fall that MLB perceived its 2018 partnership with Facebook as a successful experiment, and an official expressed optimism that exclusive Facebook Live broadcasts would continue in the same vein.last_img read more

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Jalen Rose proposes interesting NBA Draft trade rumor involving Pelicans, Bulls, Lakers

first_imgThe first three picks of the NBA Draft are pretty much set in stone, but things could get interesting with the fourth overall pick. The Lakers technically hold the pick, but they’ve agreed to trade the draft rights to the Pelicans as a result of the Anthony Davis deal. But New Orleans is reportedly shopping the pick around, which would lead to a confusing trade inception. If the Pelicans do make a deal, ESPN’s NBA analyst Jalen Rose predicts the Bulls will be involved. Sometimes @jalenrose makes a mistake and says things into microphones he shouldn’t. Then I put them on the internet because that’s what friends do:— Jacoby (@djacoby) June 20, 2019MORE: Full first round 2019 NBA Mock Draft What Rose reported isn’t quite as interesting as how he reported it. The social copy promoting the video says “sometimes [Rose] makes a mistake and says things into microphones he shouldn’t.” And in the video, Rose wonders aloud if he’s even allowed to say what he does.”I guess I’m gonna say this,” Rose said. “I was about to look at my phone and see if I was able to say this or not.”Here’s Rose’s proposal:Pelicans get: 7th pick, Zach LaVineBulls get: 4th pick, Lonzo BallThis isn’t the first time LaVine’s name has been tied to the Pelicans. ESPN’s Zach Lowe suggested the deal in a recent podcast appearance, although he made sure to point out there was no reporting behind it.One clarification: Beck and I had a spitballing session on who the Lakers/Pels might be able to get for 4th pick. I mentioned a bunch of potential targets, including Zach LaVine. That was just me speculating, not reporting. Worded it inelegantly, apologies for that.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 13, 2019Ball’s name was also tied to the Bulls before the Lakers deal. There was speculation from some saying the Bulls were trying to get in on the Davis deal. Essentially the talk was the Bulls would receive what they ended up getting in Rose’s proposal. Would it make sense for the Pelicans and Bulls to make this trade?This trade is a good idea for the Bulls. They get to move up in the draft and take on a player still on his rookie contract in Ball. LaVine currently has an average salary of $19,500,000 until 2022 when he becomes a free agent. Ball, meanwhile, has an average salary of $7,489,280 until 2021. The deal doesn’t make a ton of sense for New Orleans, unless the Pelicans truly view LaVine as a much better option than Ball. LaVine is the better player, but is it worth taking on the extra salary and moving down three spots in the draft? It depends on how much the Pelicans really like LaVine.Rose seems to think some version of this deal could go down on draft night.last_img read more

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Casinos see more than $38 million in first full month of sports betting

first_imgDES MOINES — The totals are in for the first full month of sports betting in the state. Gamblers wagered around $38.5 million at the 15 casinos that offered sports betting in September.Nearly $21.8 million of that came in on-line bets and the rest was at the on-site betting parlors.  Ten of the casinos took in one-million or more dollars in bets — led by Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona at a little more than $14.5 million.The Ameristar in Council Bluffs was second in betting at nearly $3.8 million, followed by the Isle Casino in Waterloo with around $3.5 million.The Diamond Jo Worth casino near Northwood had the sixth highest take for the month of September with just under $2.3 million.Casinos and their sports betting partners kept around five million dollars in September — and paid the state $334,552 in taxes.Sports gambling began on August 15th and there were around $8.5 million in bets placed in those first 16 days. Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino — $14,525,771.63Ameristar II — $3,798,474.21Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo — $3,537,218.54Riverside Casino — $2,755,276.27Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs — $2,354,588.05Diamond Jo ­Worth —- $2,297,106.75Isle of Capri -Bettendorf — $2,214,581.14Lakeside Casino — $1,587,337.92Rhythm City Casino — $1,259,600.74Grand Falls Casino Resort — $1,145,977.36Diamond Jo ­Dubuque — $978,825.50Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel — $835,214.20Q Casino (Dubuque) — $566,870.85Catfish Bend Casino — $389,425.19Hard Rock Casino — $282,652.70last_img read more

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Carboni: “We had the Louse that always shone against Barça”

first_img– (laughs) The truth is that, to be lateral, I liked to throw the spout, because nobody expected it. I had the conviction and the competitiveness to play until the last second. It was always said of this team that if he went ahead, it was very difficult to overcome him. We were a very strong team when it came to working.-And that was the sentence …-Yes, because with the 3-1, if they made us 2-0 at the Camp Nou we were out. I was sure we were going to the final.-The return was a procedure (2-1) for everyone except you …-Yes, I played that game with a little fear. If I saw a card I would not play the final. There was a moment during the week that Cúper told me: ‘If you don’t play, the better’. And I told him how could he not play. We decided to play to see how the game was going, at least the first part … And they took it from me. I was already 35 years old and I thought ‘When are we going to return to a final?’ So a year later I still pissed off a little more. We had met Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio, Barcelona … it was not luck. But the second year everyone is waiting for you. They said: ‘these are not bad’. We were no longer deceiving anyone. The following year it was more difficult.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The scorers: Piojo, Angulo and Mendieta.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA -How was the game?-Then it was thought that playing the first leg at home was more difficult. Over time, I think it has been shown to be the other way around. Today the teams always want to score away from home. That match was very tense. Angulo scored at the beginning. Luckily, we had Piojo, who always showed off against Barcelona.-What happened in the 92nd minute of that match, already 3-1?-It was a very nice action of mine on the left wing, with a spout to Simao and a pass behind to the Louse that marked the fourth. I thought it would be 85 minutes or so. Was it 92 ‘? Notice. I think this goal gave us security. After 4-1, even if we had to go to the Camp Nou, I was sure that we were going to pass.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Carboni and Piojo López.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA –For an Italian winger, 3-1 at 92 ‘in the first leg, it is normal not to go beyond midfield. And you went for Simao, threw a pipe at him and gave the goal pass. What went through your mind at the time? -What do you remember about Mestalla on that day?Mestalla busted every Champions League game. It was a final every day. As we went by, people became more excited. There were no tickets. The club asked us 15 days before for the tickets we needed. It was a tremendous illusion for the club and the city.-That day they certified the pass to the first final of the Valencia Champions League. What was the mistake in the final?-It was not a mistake by anyone. During the week there were people injured, Kily was injured … It was our first time in the most important match in Europe. And we collapse a little at head level. We lost our strength. If you watch the game, Madrid looked like Valencia in the semifinal and we did nothing. I think it was a question of head.Do you think that the current Valencia needs a Cúper?-Each time has its way of playing, its footballers … but there is always a part that could fit. We played very backlash, very Italian from the 80s. It is not easy to compare what happened 20 years ago to what happens now. It is difficult to say.-How do you see the return to football?– it will be a strange situation but I believe that obligatory. If we don’t play again we will lose a billion. There are almost 200,000 people working in Spanish football … And not playing again would be … I think everything will end, including the Champions League, in one way or another, before August 31st. But of course, in a different way. Whoever wins will surely be happy, but this happiness cannot be shared. It will be a title for club and players, for books, but not being able to share a trophy with your people takes away all the flavor. However, it must end.-If you end up playing what will be the key?-One of the keys will be the rule of the five changes. Avoiding injury will be important. Everything will be approximate. You cannot speak of a 100% competition. The number of players in the squad will also be important. A lot of replacement will be needed.-How do you see Florenzi, another famous Romanist from Valencia?-He was not lucky with what happened. He wanted to reach the Euro Cup, he really wants to be in the Italian team. When he returns, he has to be important in Valencia to return to the national team. Amedeo Carboni (Arezzo, 1965) was one of the strong men of Valencia by Héctor Cúper that reached for the first time in history, the Champions League final. Along the way they eliminated several greats. Among them, Van Gaal’s Barcelona, ​​which fell 4-1 at Mestalla. It was May 2, 2000, 20 years ago today. The Italian remembers with AS, from his confinement, that day when Mestalla was very happy.– How is confinement living?-The truth is that seeing the panorama that exists in the whole world, we cannot complain. It is time to be locked up at home and when you are healthy, it is the most important thing.-What is of your life?-I live in barcelona. Years ago I have a company of BrandingValencian, which is called Molcaworld. We have worked with practically all the stadiums in Spain: Mestalla, the Wanda Metropolitano, the Pizjuán, the Rosaleda … Now we are expanding not only in Europe but in Latin America …-2 May 2000. Already 20 years ago that Valencia-Barcelona, ​​Champions …-What a semifinal! A very nice memory. It was our first Champions League after a long time. And we were very close to the end. It was against a Spanish team, the ‘Super Barcelona’. Having arrived there, with all the happiness that people had, was already a lot. I remember the week of the game, the people who were in Paterna. You almost spent more time signing autographs than training lasted. It was awesome fun for the hobby. People enjoyed it more than we did.-They came to beat Lazio 5-2 in the quarterfinals …-Lazio was the team to beat. A global super team, not because of the experience in Champions as a team but of impressive players, of world level. And we put five of them in quarters. And for a Romanist like me … I confess that I played that game with the Roma shirt underneath that of Valencia (laughs).– That Valencia played by heart?-It was a Valencia that knew how to play. We never changed our attitude against any team. At home perhaps we attacked more but our attitude was always to play the counterattack. We had a lot of strength, fast people upstairs and quality people in the center of the field. Because when you run upstairs you have to put the ball in front of you, with quality. Then it was a mix of young and old people. The adjective that most identified that team was ‘competitive’.last_img read more

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Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger

first_imgSan Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel head coach Leo Austria said picking Christian Standhardinger first in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft will be worth the wait.“I think I’ve said it before that for a talent like Christian, we’re willing to wait even for one or two more years. It’s still okay for me as long as we’ll have him,” Austria said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set But despite the fanfare surrounding Standhardinger’s entry to San Miguel, Austria is still putting a premium on team chemistry.“We still don’t know yet what we could have from him since he’s going to Hong Kong, but once he joins us, we’re expecting great things from him. The important thing here and what we’re after for is to have good chemistry. It took us a long time to have that and now that we do, it’s just a matter of blending him in to our team,” he said.But based on what Austria had seen so far, it looks like chemistry issues won’t be that much of a problem.“Based on what we saw, he’s a good fit for our team. He’s really a hardworker and that’s what we like from him. He could give a lot of help for our team because you know, that’s what we’re always aiming for. We’re always looking for excellence.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Austria and the Beermen have every reason to want Standhardinger, who won’t make his PBA debut until midway through the next season due to his commitments with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the Asean Basketball League, on the team.The Fil-German big man quickly became a hot commodity the moment he bursted into the Philippine basketball scene as a member of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Jones Cup, Fiba Asia Cup and Southeast Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Fajardo hopes Beermen will win more titles with StandhardingerStandhardinger forms a fearsome frontline with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and joins an already stacked roster featuring Mythical First Team members Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, and Arwind Santos. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fajardo hopes Beermen will win more titles with Standhardinger Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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‘This is really happening’: Serena reaches Wimbledon semis

first_img“It’s pretty unreal for me,” said Goerges, who reached her first major semifinal at a tournament where she exited in the first round each of the past five years.The other semifinal is No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany vs. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.Kerber is a former No. 1 who owns two Grand Slam titles and was the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon two years ago. Ostapenko won last year’s French Open.Kerber needed seven match points to close out No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 7-5 at Centre Court, while Ostapenko defeated 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-4 at a windy No. 1 Court.After a series of upsets made this edition of Wimbledon the first since it began seeding players in the 1920s that none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals, Nos. 11, 12 and 13 are still around. And so is No. 25, Williams.The All England Club seeded her there as a nod to all of her past success at the grass-court major, including titles the last two times she entered, in 2015 and 2016. She missed Wimbledon a year ago because she was pregnant, going about 16 months between Grand Slam tournaments, so her ranking is just outside the top 180.That is going to change now.Told she is guaranteed of rising to 51st next week — and higher if she reaches the final or wins the championship — Williams joked: “Got to keep trekking on, though. Serena Williams, 51? Eh, it doesn’t have that same ring to it. The ‘1’ part does, but not the ‘5.’”Williams is 3-0 against Goerges, winning in straight sets each time.“Every match starts from zero,” Goerges said. “Everybody has the same chances to win that match, and I’m looking forward to it.” And after Williams came up with a comeback to beat 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday, she headed off Centre Court with her right index finger aloft. Yes, no matter what the rankings or seedings say, no matter how long she was away, Williams still looks capable of playing like someone who’s No. 1, just about 10 months after having a baby.“Everything right now is a little bit of a surprise. To be here. To be in the semifinals. I mean, I always say I plan on it, I would like to be there, have these goals,” Williams said. “But when it actually happens, it still is, like, ‘Wow, this is really happening.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’So what if she’s still getting her game in gear?So what if Giorgi wouldn’t seem to miss while moving out to that early lead? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Williams never was worried about losing.“It’s weird. Sometimes I feel, ‘Man, I’m in trouble.’ Sometimes I feel, ‘I can fight.’ For whatever reason, today I was so calm,” said 36-year-old American, who has been wearing compression leggings as a precaution after a blood-clot scare following her daughter’s birth. “Even when I was down the first set, I thought, ‘Well, she’s playing great. I’m doing a lot of the right things.’”Asked whether that might represent a new way of looking at things, Williams smiled.“No. Just to be clear, that was just today. I mean, I’m hoping this is, like, a new thing,” she said. “Honestly, I highly doubt it.”Next up for Williams as she tries to earn her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam trophy overall will be a match Thursday against No. 13 seed Julia Goerges of Germany, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 winner against No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img After their most recent meeting, in the French Open’s third round last month, Williams pulled out of that tournament, citing a chest muscle injury that made it too painful to serve.She went a couple of weeks without practicing serves, and the rest did wonders. She hit one at 122 mph against Giorgi, delivered six of her seven aces in the final set, and won 44 of the last 54 points she served.“I messed up too much on my returns,” said Giorgi, questioning her decision to stand inside the baseline to receive serve.Rare is the player who can produce Williams’ sort of pace on serves — Giorgi’s average speeds were actually faster on first and second serves, and she delivered the match’s first three aces — and mirror her power in groundstroke exchanges at the baseline.But Giorgi plays with nary a trace of subtlety and more than a bit of abandon, taking risky, flat chops at the ball with serves, returns, forehands and backhands. She harbors no compunction about striving for a point-ending winner with every stroke. When she’s calibrating properly, it all can be tough for opponents to handle.Even Williams.Well, for a set, anyway.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her women’s singles quarterfinals match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — There are moments in which nothing at all seems different about Serena Williams, moments such as when she unleashed a 109 mph service winner to even her Wimbledon quarterfinal at a set apiece, leaned forward and yelled, loudly as can be, “Cooome ooon!”Or when, about 10 minutes later, she stretched for a lunging backhand winner to break at love and take control of the third set, then raised a fist, figuring a berth in her 11th semifinal at the All England Club was close at hand.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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ECC Smells Constitutional Crisis in 2017 Elections

first_imgThe Joint Resolution (LEG-002 of 2010) that set the threshold upon which the 2011 elections was conducted cannot be the same instrument upon which the upcoming 2017 elections should be held because it would violate the country’s Constitution, the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has warned.The 2010 threshold process contravened article 80 (d) and (e) of the Liberian Constitution for which the Legislature and the National Elections Commissions (NEC) are again resolved to tread a similar path. The ECC Executive Director, Oscar Bloh, told a news conference in Monrovia yesterday that the special arrangement under which the 2011 elections were conducted cannot be used for the upcoming elections as it would cause the country to perpetually violate its laws.But it appears that this would actually be the case as Members of the House of Representatives on September 27 voted not to set a new electoral threshold for the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.The lawmakers’ decision was an endorsement of a report from the Committee on Elections and Inauguration advising them not to set a new threshold for next year’s elections. That body has written the Senate for its concurrence.The Chairman of the House Committee on Elections and Inauguration, Representative Gabriel B. Smith, said in his report that on the basis of history and electoral tradition, quoting Article 80 (d) and (e) of the 1986 Constitution, it is assumed that a threshold should serve two regular periods of six years, and in so doing, it would be “lawfully incorrect” and “politically troublesome,” for the 53rd Legislature to prescribe a new threshold on the basis of a census report for which the 52nd Legislature had already passed a resolution.However, many observed that the lawmakers’ decision has political undertones. Observers have said that the lawmakers are afraid to lose their strongholds should a new threshold be set causing district demarcations to be restructured.The ECC, however, said in a statement yesterday that it is deeply concerned about this unconstitutional situation. The ECC is a non-partisan professional network of civil society organizations that monitors, documents, and reports on election issues with the aim of promoting transparency and accountability in the country as well as strengthening the democratic process. The committee collaborates with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).It said: “We are deeply worried that no decision has been reached between the NEC and the Legislature on setting a new threshold to reapportion districts for the upcoming elections, which is in keeping with Article 80 (d) and (e) of the Constitution.” Article 80 (d) states that each constituency shall have an approximately equal population of 20,000, or such number of citizens as the Legislature shall prescribe in keeping with population growth and movements as revealed by a national census, provided that the total number of electoral constituencies in the Republic shall not exceed one hundred.While the ECC statement stipulates that: “Immediately following a national census and before the next election, the NEC shall reapportion the constituencies in accordance with the new population figures so that every constituency shall have as close to the same population as possible; provided, however, that a constituency must be solely within a county.”But the ECC pointed out that in 2010 constituencies were not apportioned based on the 2008 census report, as they should have been legally. “Rather, the Legislature through a joint resolution in 2010 instructed NEC to set a special threshold, which led to the addition of nine new districts (seats) to the then existing 64 that the 2005 elections produced.”“This joint resolution, which contravened Article 80 (d) and (e), has expired because it was meant for the 2011 elections; and therefore, this same formula cannot be used for the 2017 elections.”Under the Liberian democratic structure, representation is not based on registered voters, rather the country’s population informed by a national census report—which in this case is the 2008 National Housing and Population Census.In view of the above, the ECC calls on the Legislature to convene a special session to set a new threshold based on the 2008 nationwide census report. The ECC added that this should be done before the start of the voter registration exercise.In a related development, the ECC also said it has observed with concern non-compliance in certain provisions of the Liberian Constitution by some political parties and independent candidates, who are required by law (Constitution, Article 83 d) to publish and submit to the NEC, detailed statements of assets and liabilities by the first of September each year.While it may be true that some political parties have submitted financial statements to the NEC, “the constitutional provision cited above dictates that the report filed with the NEC must be published to satisfy both conditions of publishing and submitting.” The ECC also commended parties that have made their financial reports public. In furtherance of the above observation, the ECC recommended that the NEC publish names of all political parties that have failed to submit their financial statements, while at the same time compel these parties to comply with the Constitution.“The NEC is a government institution that is under obligation to let the public know which political parties have submitted their financial statements, and which have not done so,” Mr. Bloh said.The NEC is yet to comment on the concerns of the ECC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt Ministry unable to account for State assets – PS

first_img… blames development officers for mismanagementThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is unable to properly account for all of its assets and resources distributed across the regions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, as a result of lapses in the procurement, fiscal management and accountability laws and obligatory regulations – a situation that has reached alarming proportions.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary, Alfred King made the startling disclosure when he was joined by Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister Sidney Allicock and Minster within the Ministry, Valerie Gariddo-Lowe for the opening of a two-day meeting of the Ministry’s Community Development Officers (CDO).He told the CDOs gathered at Moray House, they also contribute to the mismanagement in the system. Pointing out the situation recently unearthed at the Ministry, through its various mechanism and outlying offices and unit, the Permanent Secretary said it has been failing to accurately account for resources that have been distributed.According to King, recent queries were undertaken by the Ministry that focuses on compliance with the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act and Guyana Procurement Laws among other standards.In making the disclosure, King said it was “only two days I was spending over three and half hours trying to not ramble but go through thoroughly, what is the assessment of the Ministry’s performance by the FMA standard by the Stores Regulation standard, by the Procurement Act standards and what we found is quite alarming in some cases.”According to the recently appointed Permanent Secretary, “there are queries as it relates to the Ministry not being able to account accurately and efficiently for the distribution of its assets and resources to support the community’s work.”He lamented this to be a most distressing, since on further investigations it was discovered that there are several gaps existing in the system, in addition to other breakdowns in the governance mechanisms.“What we found was that there were gaps as it relates to people who should be involved and persons who should be taking action to correct those deficiencies.”King said the Ministry has since taken cognisance of the existing gaps in the Indigenous Affairs Ministry’s operations. He highlighted too, “lots of parallel operations… things are happening and people are operating in silos when in fact we should be operating at one Ministry.”Permanent Secretary Alfred KingThe Ministry’s Permanent Secretary used the occasion of the two-day meet to challenge the CDOs in the formulation of strategies on the way forwards, to bring to fore and address the sore issues plaguing the Ministry such as outstanding liabilities.“I want to see you come up with a plan for us to reduce all those liabilities that we have out there.”DebtsBemoaning the point, the Permanent Secretary pointed to the Ministry’s solicitation of the services in various communities, such as with the Uniform Assistance Programme where persons are employed to construct the garments.“After a year and two sometimes we still owe the people out there…We operate an annual budget, that is a financial year from January to December and therefore we should not be talking about operationalising the previous year’s budget for five and six months into a new year, something is fundamentally wrong with that and must be changed.”Lamenting other woes being experienced by the Ministry and departments such as the CDO’s, King pointed to the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) with some 1800 persons enlisted across the country –many of whom have since begun complaining.He regaled the objectives of the project which could ultimately lead youth employment and self-empowerment King chided the CDOs saying “if you are out there and you not part of this whole process of trying to empower young people then you are not really with the Ministry.”King was adamant the CDOs should take a more proactive role in engaging the HEYS and similar programmes targeting hinterland regions.“You are supposed to be ensuring that you help to coordinate and manage the mobilisation for these young people for monthly payments of their stipends, we are still getting reports that we are taking too long to get out there, that’s difficult to conceptualise if we know that we have ongoing presence on the ground,” according to King.He said “you can understand how frustrating it can be from time to time when we get these types of reports.” King was adamant during his interaction with the CDOs “If you don’t like what you do, best thing is to get out of it.”RelationshipsSpeaking to the importance of the CDOs and their relationship to the Ministry, King at the onset announced that the meetings will no longer be held annually.“You are regular staff and this should be statutory engagements where you are given policy directives,” in addition to performance reviews and evaluations.King said the meetings will in future be held with a quarterly arrangement “where you work closely with all the units in the Ministry to execute their works.”Community Development Officers attached to the Ministry are posted with the majority being located in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) while one officer is tasked with responsibility for the coastal Amerindian communities.The meeting was organised by the Ministry’s Department of Community Development and Governance.last_img read more

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For the record

first_imgA front-page item Tuesday incorrectly identified Penelope Cruz’s nomination for an Academy Award. She has been nominated for Best Actress for her performance in “Volver.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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LIVE BLOG – Truck Rally – FSJ for LNG

first_imgThis is a live blog of the Truck Rally in Fort St. John to show support for the Pacific Northwest LNG project and the liquified natural gas industry in Canada.  The rally will start with vehicles leaving from south of Fort St. John at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday March 16.  The convoy will head towards the boat launch at Charlie Lake where residents will hear speeches and enjoy a BBQ.If technology is on our side, this blog will be updated with photos and live tweets from the event.  On top of this, we hope to be able to broadcast live video from Charlie Lake and the rally starting at around 12 p.m.  Watch for the video on our Facebook page, by clicking here.LIVE BLOG – Truck Rally – FSJ for LNGLive Blog Truck Rally – FSJ for LNG – Advertisement –last_img read more

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PSG project in question after latest European let-down

first_img0Shares0000Dejected PSG players at the end of Tuesday’s defeat against Real Madrid © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Mar 7 – After an honourable defeat to Barcelona on away goals in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2013, Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated the club’s objective was to win the competition “in the next five years”.That deadline expired with Tuesday’s limp defeat to holders Real Madrid in the last 16, leaving the French side as far away from being European champions as at any point since Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) bought the club in 2011. For all their lavish spending, PSG have still not made it past the quarter-finals of the competition this decade, and there have now been consecutive exits in the last 16, the 5-2 aggregate loss to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real coming after a spectacular collapse saw them crash out in Barcelona a year ago.The strategy after that defeat was to commit to paying the two biggest transfer fees in football history last August to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for a combined 402 million euros ($499 million), an attempt to buy immediate success on the biggest stage.It has not worked, with Neymar left watching Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes that sealed PSG’s fate from Brazil, where he is recovering from a foot operation.“All that for that”, was the headline on the front of sports daily L’Equipe on Wednesday, a reference mainly to the bold transfer strategy.“We believe in our players. We want to continue the project, with the two of them because they are the future of the club,” said Al-Khelaifi on Tuesday when asked if the club’s investment should be called into question.Seven years after QSI’s arrival, PSG have still managed to beat just three teams in the Champions League knockout stage: Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea.That is a damning statistic for a club with their means and ambitions.“We will continue, as much as patience allows, to build a team which can win in the future,” said coach Unai Emery on Tuesday.“When I came here I said I was sure this team can win the Champions League. But it’s a process.”– Neymar to stay, Emery out –Soon to be out of contract, Emery will not be given another crack at the competition in Paris. The club will look for a new coach, and they will be tempted to go for a big name after the failure of the Emery experiment — the Spaniard won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla but has never won a Champions League knockout tie in six seasons of trying.The club will fight to keep hold of world-record signing Neymar © AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTThey also need to revamp their squad again, and replace the likes of Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Dani Alves and Angel Di Maria, all in their 30s.The club insist they are not worried about falling foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, even if a premature European exit will mean a shortfall of millions of euros.“We are relaxed about it. It is more of an issue outside the club than inside. It is March and we have until the end of June. There are no worries,” sporting director Antero Henrique told L’Equipe last weekend.One thing that is unlikely to happen is Neymar leaving, despite ongoing speculation that the Brazilian has not settled in France.Al-Khelaifi’s beIN Sports owns the exclusive international distribution rights for television coverage of the French league, and the network is currently in the process of negotiating new deals around the world. In that context, PSG selling a star such as Neymar this year is unthinkable.But in the meantime another period of soul-searching will begin for PSG and their Qatari owners.“Now is not the time to talk about change, everyone is upset. We want to calm down before working out what needs to be changed. We have time to think about that,” said Al-Khelaifi on Tuesday.PSG still have three domestic trophies to go and win before the end of the season, but that seems instantly less appealing once the big prize of the Champions League is no longer up for grabs.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Rain halts Federer’s Indian Wells opener

first_img0Shares0000With showers expected to continue at Indian Wells organizers suspended play for the night, with the match between Roger Federer and Federico Delbonis put on hold © GETTY/AFP / KEVORK DJANSEZIANINDIAN WELLS, United States, Mar 11 – Defending champ Roger Federer’s opening match was put on hold Saturday when play at the Indian Wells ATP Masters was suspended after heavy rain swept through the California desert.The 36-year-old Federer had taken a set from Federico Delbonis 6-3 with the second tied at 2-2 when rain stopped play. The start of the match had been delayed several minutes by light rain in a precursor of worse weather to come.With the showers expected to continue, organizers eventually suspended play for the night, with the match to resume on Sunday.One women’s match had yet to be completed and another didn’t even make it on court, and those two were also to be completed on Sunday.Federer and Delbonis will be the third match on stadium court on Sunday after 10th seeded Novak Djokovic plays his opener against Japan’s Taro Daniel.Federer is seeking to extend his perfect record this season to 13-0 as he hopes to make history and capture his sixth title.The age-defying Swiss maestro has already won two titles in 2018, claiming his 20th Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open in January.In men’s play earlier, world number four Grigor Dimitrov slumped to a shock 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-3 defeat to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.Dimitrov continues to struggle in Indian Wells. The 26-year-old Bulgarian No. 1 has never made it past the third round in seven appearances.Dimitrov reached the final earlier this year in Rotterdam, where he lost to Federer. That came after a breakthrough 2017 which saw him win four titles, including Sofia, Cincinnati, Brisbane and the ATP Finals.Verdasco, 34, is making his 15th straight appearance in Indian Wells and trying to improve on his 2009 quarter-final run.– ‘Amazing feeling’ –“It is an amazing feeling when you come to a tournament like this and in a stadium with a good atmosphere against one of the top players in the world. You know you’re able to do your job and have a good day and win the match,” said Verdasco.“So it was a really good feeling. I am super happy to win and come through this tough opponent and this tough round.“I am just going to enjoy the victory and try to keep it going in the next round and make it as far as possible.”Fifth seeded Dominic Thiem defeated teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in a second round match.Thiem moved through to a third round meeting with 30th seed Pablo Cuevas, of Uruguay, who beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.Thiem, 24, is hoping to improve on last year’s quarter-final finish at Indian Wells, one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar outside of the four Grand Slams.Other men’s winners on Saturday included American Taylor Fritz, Czech Tomas Berdych and South Korea’s Chung Hyeon.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mbappe tells AFP: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

first_img0Shares0000World Cup sensation: France’s Kylian Mbappe © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Nov 9 – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football’s greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.Mbappe, 19, inspired France to World Cup victory in Russia with four goals. One of those came in the 4-2 final victory over Croatia as he became just the second teenager after Pele in 1958 to score in the championship match.He was also voted Young Player of the tournament and has since become Ligue 1’s leading scorer with 11 goals as Paris Saint-Germain run away with the French title.Messi and Ronaldo have won the last 10 Ballon d’Or awards and Mbappe believes that they are still the sport’s top A-listers.“Nobody is doing better at the moment and we can’t say it’s the end of their era because it will only end when somebody else does better than them,” Mbappe told AFP.However, the young striker added: “I don’t think one of them will win the Ballon d’Or this year because it was a World Cup year, and the World Cup takes precedence.”While Mbappe thrived at the World Cup, Messi’s Argentina and Ronaldo’s Portugal bowed out in the last 16.“But if you take the player in the purest form, there’s nobody better yet. This year they were again the best two,” added Mbappe.“Messi finished the best goalscorer in Europe; Ronaldo was the top scorer in the Champions League.”Mbappe was speaking to AFP on Thursday at an event organised by watchmakers Hublot, one of his leading sponsors.The last French player to win the coveted Ballon d’Or was Zinedine Zidane after the national team’s 1998 World Cup victory.“Frankly, I hope so (win the Ballon d’Or). We achieved something big. It would not be unjust because that is a strong word, but it would be a shame if a Frenchman does not win it.“We made history and it would be nice to be rewarded.”Football’s future? Kylian Mbappe talks to AFP © AFP / FRANCK FIFECroatia’s Luka Modric, voted Best Player of the World Cup, remains favourite for the Ballon d’Or.However, Modric is 14 years Mbappe’s senior so the young Frenchman has time on his side.He will also have time and opportunity to complete his journey from the tough streets of the down-at-heel Paris suburb of Bondy to a life of super-riches.– ‘Play to win’ –Mbappe, who will turn 20 just before Christmas, signed for PSG from Monaco for 180 million euros in 2017 in the second most expensive transfer of all time — behind PSG teammate Neymar who cost the French champions 222 million euros.Off the field, he seems destined to match Ronaldo in the commercial stakes.Will his initials “KM” match the brand power of Ronaldo’s “CR7”?“I don’t know because CR7 is something big, he has managed to build his brand and become international,” said Mbappe.“Mine is not at this stage yet, I’m changing little by little.”That development into the public consciousness saw him dominate the front page of Time magazine in October with the American publisher breathlessly showcasing the teenage as “the future of football”.Mbappe said that he will not be satisfied with winning just one World Cup.When asked what he wants to win next, he said: “All the World Cups that I can play.“I play to win; if I play four World Cups then I want to win four. We go step by step. I have already won one. You have to prepare and win with your club and with the national team also.“There are short-term goals before thinking about the 2022 World Cup. But the aim always is to win.”On being tipped to be the next true superstar once Messi and Ronaldo have retired, Mpabbe added: “I cannot control everything that is done and said.“There is not just the pitch but everything around it must also be managed. It’s not easy but I’m learning, I’m still learning. I have people around me who help me overcome the challenges one after the other.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Is Margaret the greatest Granny in Ireland?

first_imgA Letterkenny grandmother has been named as Ulster Grandparent of the Year 2016.  Margaret McConnell (56) was nominated by her grandchild Chloe Campbell (7) and beat off stiff competition from grandparents throughout the province to take the title. Margaret is one of four regional finalists who will compete to win the prestigious title of Specsavers Ireland’s Grandparent of the Year.  Margaret McConnell with her grandaughter Chloe Campbell There were great celebrations yesterday at Specsavers Letterkenny, where the team presented Margaret with her prize which comprised a framed certificate, bottle of champagne and a Specsavers voucher.Speaking at the prize-giving Margaret said, ‘I am absolutely delighted to be named Specsavers Ulster Grandparent of the Year and to be one step closer to winning the national title. It is a real honour and even more special because I was nominated by my granddaughter.’The Grandparent of the Year award was launched by Specsavers in association with Third Age to recognise the benefits of an ageing population and celebrate the special role that grandparents play in the lives of Irish families and the community. Grandchildren of all ages were asked to nominate their grandparents with a written entry on why they deserved the title. Margaret has a very close relationship with her granddaughter Chloe, who she sees almost every day.In her winning entry, Chloe said she always has fun when she is with her grandmother, knitting and baking together at Margaret’s house. Chloe loves her granny’s sense of humour and says they often play jokes on her granddad together.Margaret is an incredibly hard worker and helps look after the rest of Chloe’s family, including her husband Ronnie and Chloe’s mum Sonia when they were both sick. Chloe described how special Margaret is to her, hoping to be just like her when she grows up.Specsavers Director, Mr Paul O’Donoghue with Grandmother of the Year, Margaret McConnellSpecsavers Letterkenny store director Paul O’Donoghue commented, ‘Congratulations to Margaret on this much deserved achievement and her granddaughter Chloe for her fantastic entry which we were touched by. At Specsavers, we recognise that older people, and particularly those with hearing loss, are vulnerable to social isolation and these awards are an opportunity for younger generations to celebrate the many ways that grandparents and older people enrich our lives and communities. We wish Margaret the very best of luck in the final.’The overall winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, including campaign ambassador Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, at the end of November and will win a weekend away in Ireland, a Specsavers voucher and the Grandparent of the Year trophy. Plus, the grandchild who nominated the winning grandparent will receive an iPad Air. Is Margaret the greatest Granny in Ireland? was last modified: November 16th, 2016 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:competitiongrandparent of the yearletterkennySpecsaverslast_img read more

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PSG target incredible swap deal for Manchester United star

first_img Latest Transfer News 2 2 targets Manchester United have received a sensational player-plus-cash offer from Paris Saint-Germain for Paul Pogba, it is understood.Pogba struggled to show his best form for United last season, and admitted this week to having “small issues” with manager Jose Mourinho. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED LATEST Marco Verratti could be allowed to leave PSG REVEALED targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Paul Pogba with Jose Mourinho last season center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND It would be major surprise if United allowed Pogba to go this summer, however.Mourinho signed Pogba with the intention of building his team around him and, at 25, he still has plenty of time to prove his class in the Premier League. The Frenchman was an £89million world record signing from Juventus in 2016 but has been linked with a swift switch away from Old Trafford.Now, according to The Sun, PSG have made an enquiry about his availability and are prepared to offer Marco Verratti as part of any deal.Verratti has been a key man for the French club since arriving from Pescara six years ago, helping them to five Ligue 1 titles.But new PSG boss Thomas Tuchel could now consider moving the 25-year-old Italy international on and the possibility of a swap deal for Pogba has been mooted. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

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first_imgTir Chonaill AC celebrate an outstanding 2011BY EAMON HARVEY: The function room in Donegal Towns Central Hotel was packed on Sunday evening when Tir Chonaill AC celebrated the numerous 2011 club achievements. Prior to making presentations, club Chairman Paul O’Gara, highlighted a number of achievements and thanked various individuals and groups that worked tirelessly throughout the year ensuring that the club was successful on a number of fronts. He congratulated and thanked all the athletes- juvenile, seniors and masters – who weekly train and compete successfully all over Ireland and farther afield.Tir Chonaill  club members  won a unprecedented number of National titles during 2011.He thanked the coaches, the administrators and the the generous and supportive club sponsors. He had a special; word of thanks for Cara Pharmacy, the clubs main sponsorAwards Senior Female Mary McLoone, Male Paul WardJuvenile AwardsOverall Female Kate McGowan, Male Karl GriffinSprints Female Kelly McGrory, Male Christopher O’Loughlin Jumps  Female Hannah Campbell, Male Christopher DohertyThrows Female Chloe Masterson, Male Thomas McGowanMiddle Distance Female Sarah Timoney, Male Daniel GallagherCoaches Award Female Ciara Crawford, Male Mark BoyleCoach of the Year Eamon Harvey Club person of the Year Anne McGowanAwards were also presented to the nine girls who were part of winning and National record U15 and 16 relay teams, All Ireland and Ulster medal winnersInto 2012January is viewed by many sportspeople as a quiet period. Tir Chonaill AC members seemed to have forgotten this sentence as the opening four weeks of the new year were very busy. Thirty eight club members departed on New Years eve for an eight day warm weather training stint in Monte Gordo, Western Algarve. The experience of training in an International facility, of mingling with International athletes was inspiring. Catriona McKiernan’s visit to the group -where she trained and was involved in a most informative Q&A session was one of the many highlights.CompetitionMary McLoone had hardly returned home when she was straight into competition. She had early Indoor long jump victories in Belfast, Nenagh and last weekend in London. In winning the Athletics Ireland Games in Nenagh with a superb 6.13m best she has laid down a marker of greater things to come. Mary is now a full time athlete and we wish her every success in Olympic year 2012Karl Griffin, started his Indoor season with a breathtaking victory in the Irish Junior U20 c/ships in Nenagh -time 50.43secs while Mark McGuiness at the same c/ships battled his way to a bronze medal winning performance in the 1,500m  -time 4mins 14.2secsCo AwardsThe 2011 county awards, hosted in the Finn Valley Centre, found the following club athletes being recognised. County Senior Female -Mary McLoone, County Junior Female Louise Harvey, County Junior Male, Christopher Doherty, Club Awards Karl Griffin and Kate McGowan.A busy time aheadThe next four weeks will be a very busy and exciting time for club athletes. Ulster schools district cross country in Dungannon will find a large contingent of club athletes representing the 2nd level schools in our area. The Odyssey Arena Belfast on 10/11th February will have a large number of our juveniles compete in Ulster c/ships and a number of Seniors in the Irish c/ships. Numerous senior and master club athletes continue to compete with distinction in local road races. The club will host a 5k series during April.The Cara Bundoran 10 mile challenge on Sat 10th March promises to be the  best supported and organised event on the  2012 Irish road racing calendar. Tir Choanill athletes and officials will be supporting this event in huge numbers. To date, the organisers report an exceptionally high entry. Late entries are still being accepted local Primary Schools have entered and  will participate in the county Sportshall imitative being supported and promoted by Donegal Sports Partnership/Donegal Co Board.ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: February 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT PICTURE SPECIALlast_img read more

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first_imgSeamus Coleman has been named in Martin O’Neil’s starting XI to face Scotland at Celtic Park tonight.Coleman missed Ireland’s double-header against Gibraltar and Germany last month through injury, but the talented Killybegs right-back has been brought straight back into the team.He’ll face his Everton teammate Steven Naismith who earlier this week described Coleman as the best right-back in Europe. Aiden McGeady who will run a gauntlet of hate tonight has also been named to start.McGeady qualifies to represent Ireland through his Donegal heritage, his grandfather hails from Gweedore.However, McGeady’s decision to choose Ireland ahead of Scotland prompted him to become a hate figure during his time at Celtic FC.The big surprise was O’Neil’s decision to drop talisman Robbie Keane from the starting line-up. EURO 2016 QUALIFIER: COLEMAN, AND MCGEADY START BUT ROBBIE KEANE LEFT OUT was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:celtic parkEuro 2016Home-page SportIrelandnewsScotlandlast_img read more

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Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration

first_imgIt’s not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon.  The source is infinite.We start with a quote from a commentary in PNAS by Michael H. Bartl about work on “butterfly inspired photonics” that applies to all bio-inspired research.  The word “design” is key to the story:Biological systems have been an infinite reservoir of inspiration ever since humans started to develop tools and machinery. Just as early scientists and engineers attempted to mimic birds and fish in the development of flying machines and submarines, today, new technologies find their inspiration from biology, such as gecko feet, antireflective eye lenses, iridescent insects, and water-repellant surfaces. Incorporating biological systems and concepts into technological design can happen in several ways: inspiration, mimicking, and replication. In the latter, entire organisms or body parts are directly used, and their structural features are replicated into another compound. Examples include 3D photonic crystals from iridescent beetle scales or antireflective microlens arrays from insect eyes. In contrast, in bioinspiration and biomimicry, a biological function or activity—rather than the organism itself—is converted into an artificial, human-made material or device. In PNAS, England et al. report an optical micrograting array inspired by a photonic structure found in iridescently colored butterfly wings. The authors demonstrate a micrograting array that not only mimics the unique diffraction properties of the biological structure with reversed color-order sequence, but also can be designed to tune these optical properties.Here’s more news about some of the latest applications coming out of biomimetics research.  The first examples show that robotics is especially keen on biological solutions.Inchworm robot :  “Robot that moves like an inchworm could go places other robots can’t” (PhysOrg).  Made in South Korea, it’s “simple, lightweight, and quiet.”  It may be useful for “rescue and reconnaissance missions, but also as a potential material for smart structures and wearable devices.”Muscle bots : “‘Muscles’ Triggered by Electricity Could Power Tiny Robots” (Live Science). Fibers that expand and contract like muscles could lead to electronics that could automatically rewire themselves—even though the force in the  artificial material is 1,000 times weaker than the power of human muscle.Downhill gecko robots : “What Goes Up Must Come Down: Biologists at UC Riverside show that geckos alter foot orientation during downhill locomotion” (UC Riverside). No one has really figured out how geckos move downhill till these scientists studied it.  They found that the forelimbs act as brakes, the hind limbs as stabilizers.  “The research has applications in robotics, specifically in how robots can be designed to move up and down complicated surfaces.”  Incidentally, geckos on the Australasia side of the Wallace Line grow about twice as big, PhysOrg reports, but scientists as yet do not know why, other than differences in predators.Bird bots :  “Running robots of future may learn from world’s best two-legged runners: birds” (Oregon State U). “Although birds are designed primarily for flight, scientists have learned that species that predominately live on land and scurry around on the ground are also some of the most sophisticated runners of any two-legged land animals.”  They’re even better than humans at leaping over obstacles without losing their speed or focus.  “The running robots of the future are going to look a lot less robotic,” robotics expert Jonathan Hurst said. “They will be more fluid, like the biological systems in nature. We’re not necessarily trying to copy animals, but we do want to match their capabilities.”Sparkling silver fish LED reflectors :  “Mechanism behind nature’s sparkles revealed” (BBC News). The silvery colors seen in schools of sardines and herring are due to disordered arrays of nanoscopic crystals in the scales that exploit light.  This is also true in unrelated species, like beetles, butterfly wings and birds.  Dr. Nicholas Roberts likes looking at nature for ideas we  never thought of; this is why he finds science exciting.  “He added that the structures could be copied to produce highly reflective surfaces to, for example, manufacture reflectors to make LED lights more efficient.”Why sea turtles are plump : “Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals” (University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Modeling a biological system often precedes application.  Engineers at U of Wisconsin were surprised to find that plump turtles swam better than lean ones.  “We can literally design animals now and ask how are they going to function, just like a car or a rocket ship,” researcher Warren Porter said.Bird feather anti-turbulence : “Feathers in flight inspire anti-turbulence technology” (RMIT University).  Inspiration from feathers has “great potential for all sizes of aircraft and could not only reduce the effects of turbulence on passengers but also reduce loads on plane wings, leading to lower fatigue and hence longer life.”Ant electronics : “Ant behavior might shed insight on problems facing electronics design” (PhysOrg). “The swarm-intelligent framework at the heart of [Michael] Hsiao’s approach [at Virginia Tech] is based on long-term research he has conducted using algorithms that simulate the methods used by ant colonies to find the most efficient route to food sources.”Beetle wing deployable structures : “Asymmetric hindwing foldings in rove beetles” (PNAS).  “Rove beetles are known to fold their wings in the most complicated and sophisticated ways that have right–left asymmetric patterns. This asymmetric folding can confer both high deployment capability and high storage efficiency, and therefore has a great deal of potential for engineering applications.”  Examples include “design possibilities for all deployable structures, from space structures to articles of daily use.”Beetle anti-counterfeit ink : “Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting” (PhysOrg). The longhorn beetle can shift its color from red to black and back again.  Inspired by this feat, Chinese researchers have designed “responsive colloidal photonic crystals” into ink that would make money difficult to counterfeit.  And it’s not just for cash: designing controllable, responsive optical properties “is of great promise for developing advanced responsive … devices such as anticounterfeiting devices, multifunctional microchips, sensor arrays, or dynamic displays.”DNA cancer-fighting package : “Bio-inspired ‘nano-cocoons’ offer targeted drug delivery against cancer cells” (PhysOrg).  At U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs.”Parakeet drones : “Bird brains may help drones fly and avoid crashing” (PhysOrg). Starlings fly in formation, but so do budgerigars or budgies (what American consumers call parakeets). “Birds have a remarkable ability to fly through complex environments with incredible speed, rarely colliding.” That inspired tests with budgies in tunnels to see how they avoided objects. The study “has the potential for helping the design of navigation and guidance systems for autonomous drones – especially when you have a flock of delivery drones” like those Google and FedEx want to use to deliver packages to customers.  The article includes the famous video clip of a peregrine falcon at high speed and a goshawk navigating rapidly and flawlessly between trees in the forest.Protein carbon capture : “Inspired by nature, scientists design protein-esque molecules to lock up carbon dioxide” (PhysOrg).  Seashells capture dissolved carbon dioxide in the water through the use of specialized proteins.  Engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using rational design to make “peptoids” (highly stable protein-like molecules), then “are studying the ability of peptoids to assemble into porous materials and mimic protein membranes in filtering out desired targets, such as carbon dioxide.”A-peeling food storage : “The Elixir of Life for Produce: Reducing waste by extending the life of produce” (National Geographic).  The Apeel Corporation is taking cues from the peelings of fruits and vegetables that reduce spoilage.  Keeping produce fresh twice as long would appeal to anyone with food in the frig.  With their new products Apeel, Edipeel and Florapeel coming to market, “Who says bioengineering isn’t romantic?” the article quips.Dog bomb sniffers : “Billions Have Been Spent on Technology to Find IEDs, but Dogs Still Do It Better” (National Geographic). Here’s a nature feat that engineers have not been able to copy yet.  As you remember soldiers on Veteran’s Day, don’t forget their canine companions.  “These working dogs have saved countless soldiers’ lives—and helped prevent PTSD.”  (Note: PhysOrg reports that fruit flies are also good bomb sniffers.)These are things the “Bioneers” have a jump on (see 10/29/05).  You’re missing out because you didn’t think of it first.  But don’t be dismayed; if there is truly an “infinite reservoir of inspiration” in biological systems, you can start looking around your yard right now for a creature to learn about.  Then find out how it solved a real world problem, figure out the principles, create an invention, obtain a patent, start a company, and make a lot of money – while helping humanity.  Did Darwinism ever give you that kind of inspiration?  (Answer: no.  It inspired things like genocide and world wars.)  Design science is on a roll, improving the world.  Nowhere is the contrast between the good fruit of good science and the evil fruit of bad science more apparent than in the contrast between evolution and biomimetics.  “You will know them by their fruits” Francis Bacon said.  Guess where he got that proverb. 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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 4, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180404_RyanMartinRains blew past expectations yesterday. We way undershot the level of moisture that ended up coming through. Rain is still trying to exit the state to the east this morning, and even though there was a lot more than we wanted or needed…it does not change the fact that bi-polar Mother Nature has decided she wants more winter.Cold air started to blast in to the far northwest part of the state early this morning, and will continue to sink south and east through the day. With this cold air arrival, we can’t rule out a little bit of light snow in NW Ohio this morning, and as the day wears on it can become a bigger part of the forecast in north central and northeast Ohio. Most of the snowflakes stay north of US 30, but we won’t rule it out completely in a few isolated areas farther south. In north central and northeast parts of the state, we can see lake enhancement bolster the snow chances this afternoon and evening.Clouds mix with some sun tomorrow and then another fast moving wave of moisture moves in over the northern third of the state overnight Thursday night. This likely brings light snow and flurries that can leave a coating to an inch from US 30 northward from midnight Thursday night to sunrise Friday morning. The rest of the state looks dry through the daytime hours Friday.Overnight Friday night through Saturday moisture pushes up over the southern half of the state. This will trigger mostly snow from I-70 southward, and the best accumulations will be from US 50 southward. Liquid equivalent precipitation will be from .25”-.6” meaning we can easily see several inches of snow in the south. Everything is done by Saturday midday.The Saturday and Sunday look to be mostly dry. High pressure moves across the state Saturday and we have some minor south winds in for Sunday. Still, cold air rules the weekend, and we see only minor moderation in temps for Sunday. South and southeast winds do develop Sunday afternoon ahead of our next system early next week, allowing temps to get back closer to normal.Moisture is back to start next week. Overnight Sunday night low pressure moves into the state. The system brings two waves of moisture, both triggering mostly wet snow. The first wave from midnight Sunday through Monday brings a coating to an inch or two to about 70% of the state. Then a second wave moves through Tuesday, with more intense precipitation .WE can see several inches of snow over 40% of the state, but there can be some rain mixing in, mostly over the southern third of the state. Still, temps are cold enough for mostly snow. Total liquid equivalent precipitation from the two waves Monday and Tuesday can be .25”-.7” with 80% coverage. We will hone on snow potential more at the end of the week.We finally put together about 36 hours of dry weather for the entire state from Wednesday through next Thursday midday. Next Thursday afternoon, precipitation is back, but with south winds, temps moderate just enough to be looking at all rain. Temps will not be above normal, but will not be quite so cold.So, to put it in blunt terms, we see no day over the next 10 with temps above normal, and 9 of them will be below to well below normal. This colder surge has caused us to have to talk up snow much more this morning, and lessen our thoughts of rain. Soil temps will stay in the 30s through mid-month…and there can be no talk what-so-ever on field work through mid-month either. It’s not what we want to hear, but it is the truth. The precipitation forecast may get tweaked, but make no mistake…the pattern is cold and damp. The maps below show total 10 day snow accumulations (now through next Friday) at top, and total 10 day liquid equivalent precipitation at bottom.last_img read more

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Special Discount for Independents & Freelancers to the RWW Real-Time Web Summit

first_imgelyssa pallai 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the spirit of all things being not equal, ReadWriteWeb is offering a deep discount to independents, freelancers and individual consultants for the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit, June 11 in New York City. Simply email [email protected] to take advantage of the discount. Richard MacManus is packing his bags in New Zealand as we speak in anticipation of meeting you in New York! As we plan our week in New York for the conference and Internet Week, we’re looking at the attributes of the real-time Web that independents – including entrepreneurs, consultants and freelancers – should know about. Here are five use cases for the real-time Web that demonstrate its relevance for independents like yourself. 1. Real-time technologies change the user experience As the Web goes real-time, the World Wide Wait just isn’t going to cut it. Users will come to expect everything right now, and served up via instant notification. It will be interesting to see how this impacts users’ desires to actually visit websites. Or will we become so used to instant transfer of knowledge and notifications that it will change the very nature of how we use the Web? 2. Real-time technology enhances collaboration and crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing will become possible on a mass scale. Instead of you and four other collaborators to get the job done, try thousands. Imagine Mechanical Turk on steroids and think of all the work you can get done, right now, with other people. 3. Customers provide feedback in real time This phenomenon is happening now. Launch a product online and immediately you will you have five DMs in your inbox with suggestions or reports of bugs. The world becomes your test market, and iteration of your product happens in real time. 4. Conventions for real-time design are being defined now Real-time experience conventions are being created as new real-time services pop up all over the Web. It’s important to make note of what is working and what isn’t and imagine ways we can improve the experience. 5. Real-Time technologies need to be in your development plans As users come to expect information in real-time, real-time technologies need to be on your development and enhancement register. Discussion needs to happen now so we can understand how real-time might change your service delivery experience. The Summit is an UnconferenceBecause it’s an unconference, you’re going to get tons of networking and business value from the summit. Along with the help of a professional moderator, you and your peers will make the agenda and sit alongside industry luminaries such as John Borthwick, Chris Dixon and Marshall Kirkpatrick to discuss, debate and shape what comes next for the real-time Web. It’s like your own private think-tank. That’s the nature of ReadWriteWeb summits – straight-talking, collegial settings where you get to create the future. Everyone learns. Everyone advances. You leave feeling energized and full of “next”!center_img Tags:#conferences#RWW Real-Time Web Summit, NYC 2010#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Pacers spoil Joel Embiid’s 40-point night, beat Sixers

first_imgLacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, Bogdanovic added 18 points, and the Pacers overcame Embiid’s 40-point night to beat the 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.“This was a team win,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefEmbiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Charles Barkley on Dec. 7, 1990. Embiid is the first player in the NBA this season with a 40-point, 20-rebound game.“It wasn’t enough,” Embiid said. “Next time I’ve gotta get 50 and 25, I guess. It doesn’t matter what I had. At the end of the day, we didn’t come up with the win.” Facing the league’s second-best defense, the Sixers jumped out to a 12-2 lead and scored 34 points in the first quarter. After the Pacers went on a 12-0 run to tie it at 38, Embiid exploded for 14 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter, including an acrobatic reverse layup while getting fouled, to put Philadelphia ahead 59-49 at the half.“M-V-P” chants rang out during the surge for Embiid, who had 28 points and 14 rebounds in the first half. The 7-foot-2 center has posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in consecutive first halves, becoming the only player in the NBA with multiple 20-10 first halves this season.The Pacers adjusted with more double-teams to slow him down a bit after the break.“I did feel like he fatigued,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “And I give some of that credit to Indiana because of how physical they were in the second half.”TIP-INSPacers: Cory Joseph had 14 points off the bench. … The Pacers avenged a November loss to the Sixers in a game in which Oladipo scored a season-high 36 points.76ers: Brown said before the game that Butler will likely return soon, perhaps for the team’s next game Sunday. … Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) was back after missing Wednesday’s game but shot just 1 for 8 from the field.ALL ABOUT RESILIENCEWhen asked the defining trait of Indiana’s six-game winning streak, Young pointed to the team’s resilience.“We continue to fight, continue to be there one another,” said Young, a 12-year NBA veteran who spent the first seven years of his career in Philadelphia. “I think the unity in this locker room is like no other.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ View comments JJ Redick added 22 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the Sixers (19-11), who dropped their second straight at home after starting the season 14-1 in their own building. Both losses came without four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who’s been out with a strained groin.Victor Oladipo played in his second consecutive game after missing 11 in a row with a knee injury and had 14 points and nine assists for Indiana (19-10), including a few clutch jumpers in the fourth quarter.Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, and the Pacers won their sixth straight to pass the Sixers in the standings.“It was good to see him make those plays down the stretch,” McMillan said of Oladipo. “That was one thing we really missed when he was out — he’s kind of the closer for us.”Fueled by consecutive 3-pointers from Bogdanovic, the Pacers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take an 80-77 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic’s 3 with 3:46 left stretched Indiana’s lead to 102-92.ADVERTISEMENT Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis (11) and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) leap for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Indiana won 113-101. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NOT LOOKING AHEADAlthough the Sixers and Pacers are two of the top teams in the East, both downplayed the significance of the result in terms of being a potential playoff showcase.“We ain’t worried about putting anyone on notice,” McMillan said.“We’re not on red alert,” Embiid said.UP NEXTPacers: Host New York on Sunday.76ers: At Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Mary Kom Enters Quarter-finals of Women’s World Boxing Championships, Saweety Boora Bows Out

first_img mary komWomen’s World Boxing Championships First Published: October 8, 2019, 4:24 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage here.Mary Kom triumphed 5-0 against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, a spunky boxer who kept the veteran on her toes with an aggressive approach but just did not connect enough. The third-seeded Indian, who got a bye in the opening round, spent the first three minutes getting a good measure of her opponent before taking control of the proceedings.Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, picked up pace in the second round and was especially sharp with her counter-attacks.However, there was disappointment for India when former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split decision despite a valiant fight.Boora was up against second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price. Price is a European Games gold-medallist and fetched a bronze in the last edition of the world showpiece.She is also the reigning Commonwealth Games champion besides, being a three-time bronze-medallist at the European Championships.With a fancied opponent like Price, it was never going to be easy for the Indian but she put her best foot forward. Boora seemed unfazed by her rival’s reputation and managed to match her punch for punch for most part of the bout.However, in the final analysis, the judges ruled 3-1 in Price’s favour. last_img read more

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JLR launches limited edition Range Rover at Rs 2.8 cr

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Tata Motors owned Jaguar land Rover (JLR) today launched a limited edition variant of Range Rover with price starting at Rs 2.8 crore (ex-showroom).The limited edition variant Range Rover Autobiography by SVO Bespoke is based on long wheelbase variant of Range Rover.”The exquisite individualisation options gives our discerning customers the opportunity to be a part of a unique automotive experience which gives them the chance to design the look and feel of their vehicle,” JLR President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said in a statement.The Land Rover range in India includes the Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, all new Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. PTI MSS SBTlast_img read more

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Big Bash League 2017: Dwayne Bravo creates history with 400th T20 wickets

first_imgThe Melbourne Renegades beat the Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets to kick their Big Bash League 2017 campaign off on a winning note in Hobart.Dwayne Bravo starred with the ball while Cameron White’s unbeaten 79 and Marcus Harris’ 34-ball 50 helped the Renegades reach the target with nine balls to spare in their BBL 2017 opener.It was Bravo who set the game up after the Renegades elected to bowl after winning the toss. He bowled four one over spells and returned with figures of 5/28 to help the Melbourne side restrict the Hurricanes for 164/8 from their 20 overs. This was DJ Bravo’s second five-wicket haul in T20s. Not only that, he also became the first bowler to reach the 400-wicket mark in the shortest format of the game.Hobart’s opening pair — D’Arcy Short and Alex Doolan scored 48 from five overs before Bravo’s array of slower balls bamboozled Doolan and then took him out, caught at short third man. Short’s troubles against spin compared to his class against pace was out in the open when when Brad Hogg slid one into his front pad as he was out leg-before while trying to sweep.Ben McDermott and George Bailey then started the counter-attack and took 22 off Hogg in the 11th over of the innings. That over moved the total to a healthy 102/2.Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi then came into the act and delivered an excellent over in the following over, conceding just four runs. Following that, the Hurricanes were struggling to get boundaries and went 17 balls without one. Bravo came back on and reaped the reward of the pressure and got McDermott’s wicket, who was caught off another slower ball.advertisementGreat start of @BBLofficial @RenegadesBBL @newbigdog47. 5 wk Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) December 21, 2017The Hurricanes spluttered from there with Nabi bowling four overs for just 25 and picking up Bailey. Matthew Wade was the only one to hit Bravo over the rope before he became the seamer’s fifth victim off the final ball of the innings.The Hurricanes failed to gain momentum since as Nabi continued his tight bowling. He returned with figures of 1/25 from his four overs. He picked up the prized wicket of Bailey, who fell for a 24-ball 25. Matthew Wade tried to up the ante and score some runs before becoming Bravo’s fifth victim of the match, falling for 15 on the last ball of the innings.Renegades’ chase didn’t start well as Aaron Finch fell in the first over. But the incoming White and Harris then stitched together a 113-run stand after seeing off the Hurricanes express pace bowlers. They relied upon good cricketing shots, using the pace of the bowlers and a bit of luck to score their runs.Jofra Archer tried to put a leash on scoring and took 2 for 17 from four overs including a double-wicket maiden in the 14th by removing Harris and Tom Cooper to rock the chase a bit.But the seasoned Brad Hodge played a breezy unbeaten knock of 22 from 14 balls to avoid any hiccups accompanying White, who went on with his work with minimal risk to take the Renegades home.Bravo was awarded the man-of-the-match for his fifer.You don’t bowl like that and not end up being the ‘Player of the Match’!Great to have you back @DJBravo47 #BBL07 #GetOnRed Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) December 21, 2017last_img read more

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2nd Test: Ross Taylor’s record-equalling 17th hundred gives New Zealand command

first_imgRoss Taylor scored his 17th Test century to equal the New Zealand record Monday and to put his team fully in control of the second cricket Test against the West Indies.Taylor made an unbeaten 107 to join current captain Kane Williamson and Martin Crowe on the record before New Zealand declared at 291-8, setting the West Indies an unlikely victory target of 444 with two days remaining.The West Indies, who will have to beat their world record for the highest winning fourth innings score in Test cricket – currently 418 against Australia in 2003 – were 30-2 at stumps. Opener Keiran Powell was out for a duck to complete a pair for the match and Shimron Hetmyer fell for 15, seven minutes before stumps on day three.Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 13 not out and Shai Hope was on 1, and the West Indies still trailed New Zealand by 414 runs.Taylor kept up his close competition with Williamson to become the first New Zealander to score 18 Test centuries when he reached his hundred on Monday from 172 balls. Williamson missed the chance to stretch the record mark when he was out earlier on the third day for 54.Taylor had also missed an opportunity to equal the record when he was out for 93 in the first innings of the first Test at Wellington, where New Zealand won by an innings and 67 runs.With his innings Monday, Taylor set up New Zealand’s declaration late in the day and Williamson achieved his objective by taking two wickets in the short interval of 36 minutes before stumps. Powell was caught at slip by Tim Southee from the bowling of Trent Boult, and Hetmeyer chipped a catch to Neil Wagner at mid-off from Southee’s bowling.advertisement”When I started my career I never thought I’d even get to play Test cricket let alone get 17 centuries,” Taylor said.The milestone was more poignant for Taylor because he equaled the mark first set by Crowe, who helped guide him in his Test career at times when he struggled to fully realize his potential. Crowe died of cancer last year aged 53.”The team situation was first and foremost in our minds and it was nice to get out there and get a bit of a score,” Taylor said. “You never want to think a game is safe but to get a lead over 400 is satisfying.”Taylor said the West Indies made batting difficult with their best bowling performance of the series on Monday and he had a life when he was dropped in the gully on 35.The determination of the West Indies not to surrender meekly was made evident by a fiery spell of fast bowling by Miguel Cummins immediately after lunch on day three. Cummins allowed his team to win back some ground from New Zealand who had dismissed the tourists for 221 Monday in reply to their first innings of 373, a lead of 152.He took 2-22 from the six over-spell, dismissing Williamson with a sizzling yorker and removing Henry Nicholls (5) with a superb bouncer. He then unsettled Mitchell Santner with a sustained spell of short pitched bowling, striking the New Zealand allrounder on the helmet.last_img read more

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Keflezighi To Run N.Y. Marathon

first_imgSAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s great being Meb these days. Crazy, too.Meb Keflezighi already was a big-time marathoner, with a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and a win in the New York City Marathon in 2009. Then came his inspirational victory in the Boston Marathon a year after the bombings there, and his life went stratospheric.It’s been a rush of appearances, speaking engagements and other commitments.The highlight? Being seated at the head table with his wife Yordanos at a White House state dinner in August. Keflezighi said President Barack Obama announced his arrival by saying, “Here comes the fast guy. Do you know how fast this guy is?”Meb being Meb, though, he’s loving every minute of it, with his easy smile and laugh.On a typically spectacular early autumn San Diego afternoon, Keflezighi took a short break before heading to Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra for 3 1/2 weeks of altitude training prior to running in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2.Sitting on the balcony of his house in the upscale Mission Hills neighborhood, his view stretches from downtown all the way over to Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument, where he took the oath of citizenship on July 2, 1998. It’s a far different scene than the one rife with war and poverty that he left behind in the third world.There’s an American flag flying from the front of his house. He’s wearing a red, white and blue USA shirt his sponsor, Skechers, made for him.“The American dream is to be in San Diego,” said Keflezighi. He was born in Eritrea in the Horn of Africa before his father was able to get the family to Italy and then San Diego.“Unless you count the practice I did today,” said Keflezighi, who had gone on a training run of 26.2 miles. He progressively moved an ice pack from his right ankle to his knee to his thigh as he sat for an interview.New York will be his first marathon since he became the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon. Keflezighi said life has been “crazy” since.“It’s an honor and privilege and it comes with a lot of responsibility,” he said. “Hopefully everybody that interacted with me before I won Boston, feel the same way after Boston. The demand on my time has changed drastically. Boston just went over the top. To be an American to be able to bring the home title back after what happened last year was a pretty amazing experience, and people appreciate it. It’s not even congratulations. It’s more, ‘Thank you.’“It’s been hectic but in a great way.”Keflezighi knows some people will expect him to win New York. It won’t be the end of his world if he doesn’t.He’ll do the proper amount of training, “but at the same time, it’s not like I have to win New York. Not that I don’t want to win New York. At the same time, it’s, ‘been there, done that.’ I’ve just got to go back to the basics and start working forward.”Keflezighi points to last year’s New York City Marathon, when he was 23rd in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 47 seconds. It was his lowest finish and slowest time for a marathon. His training had been interrupted by injuries, and at one point he slowed to a walk.While other elite runners might grouse or offer excuses, Keflezighi ended up with a special moment. He and Michael Cassidy of Staten Island, whom he met before the race in the elite runners’ tent, ran the last three miles together. Approaching the finish, they held hands and then raised their arms aloft as they crossed the line.“I won my age group,” Keflezighi said with a laugh.Sure enough, the engraved crystal plate for winning the 35-39 age group is on a counter in his kitchen, near a box of Wheaties with his picture on it. It was made for him after he spoke at General Mills’ annual sales conference.A shot at the 2016 Olympics remains a possibility. The trials will be in Los Angeles.“Since I know the date, Feb. 13, 2016, I guess I’m gearing for it somehow, some way,” he said.Keflezighi, 39, remains motivated by how his father, Russom, escaped Eritrea by walking 225 miles to Sudan. Because he had supported Eritrean rebels in their fight against Ethiopian soldiers, Russom Keflezighi felt it was too dangerous to remain. Five years later, he was able to get his family out.Meb was 12 when the family arrived in San Diego. He and eight of his siblings have received college degrees, while Admekom is attending San Diego State.“For us it was never, ‘Are we going to go to college?’ It was, ‘When are we going to college?’ or ‘Which college are we going to go to?’ said Keflezighi, who graduated from UCLA.Their half-sister, Ruth, grew up in Italy and moved to the United States first. “She is the reason we came to San Diego, so she deserves an honorary degree for that,” said Merhawi Keflezighi, who has a law degree from UCLA and is Meb’s agent and business manager.It’s a good bet Keflezighi’s Boston win will always be his career highlight.In the corners of his bib, Keflezighi wrote the first names of the four people killed in the bombing and manhunt.“Not that we wanted 2013 to happen. But my energy was all on that race to be able to say, ‘What can I do positively to change Boylston Street?’ I see the pictures that have been taken there, from the front, from the back, from the side; people are on their feet clapping or chanting U-S-A, U-S-A. It gives me great pride to have done that for the people.”(BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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LG launches V40 ThinQ smartphone with five-camera setup

first_imgKorean electronics giant, LG, on Wednesday launched its next flagship device -LG V40 ThinQ- at a special event in New York. The phone, as LG has been teasing in the past couple of days, comes with five cameras and it packs the same boombox speakers that we saw in LG G7 ThinQ smartphone that was launched earlier this year.The LG V40 ThinQ sports a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision Display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels. Just like its predecessor, the LG V35 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ is also compliant with MIL-STD 810G standard. Additionally, it comes with IP68 water and dust resistant technology. In terms of the design, the phone comes with a matte glass finish, which the company says is highly resistant to fingerprint stains.In terms of specifications, the LG V40 ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports 6GB RAM and is available in two memory variants- 64GB and 128GB- which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD.The newly launched V-series smartphone comes with triple camera setup at the back with a standard 12MP lens with a focal length of f1.5, a 12MP telephoto lens with a focal length of f2.4 and a 16 super wide-angle lens with a focal length of f1.9. In the front, the phone sports an 8MP standard lens with a focal length of f1.9 and a 5MP wide-angle length with a focal length of f2.2.To make the best use of its triple camera setup, LG is introducing a new feature in its LG V40 ThinQ called the Triple Shot, which enables users to click three pictures using the phones standard, telephoto and wide-angle lens in a single go. V40 ThinQ, just like LG G7 ThinQ, comes with the company’s AI Cam, which automatically adjusts the saturation and other settings of the phone’s camera.advertisementAdditionally, there is a Cine Shot mode, which enables users to create cinemagraphs using any of the phone’s three cameras.In terms of the audio, apart from sporting the boombox technology, the phone also features the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, which the company says delivers a sound, which is closer to the recording sound.ALSO READ: LG G7+ ThinQ review: Almost perfectIn terms of connectivity, the LG V40 ThinQ has LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C 2.0. It is backed by a 3,300mAH battery and it comes with Qualcomm’ Quick Charge 4.0 technology. It is available in four colour variants– New Aurora Black, New Platinum Gray, New Moroccan Blue, Carmine Red.As far as the availability is concerned, in the US, the phone will be available between $900 to $980, depending on the carrier starting October 18. However, the company hasn’t announced availability for other regions yet.last_img read more

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Netherlands in top Nations League

first_imgNetherlands Netherlands join England, Germany and Spain in top Nations League division Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 18:49 10/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Netherlands - Cropped Getty Images Netherlands England Sweden WC Qualification Europe France Germany Spain Iceland and Croatia will also join Europe’s biggest footballing countries in the top division of UEFA’s new international competition England, France, Germany and Spain are among the 12 teams confirmed as participants in the top division of the new UEFA Nations League competition.France 11/2 to win WCPortugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Iceland and Croatia are also in League A. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. The inclusion of Netherlands, who make the cut despite failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and the upcoming World Cup, may come as a surprise, the line-ups having been decided according to teams’ position in the UEFA coefficient rankings as of October 11.League B contains Austria, Wales, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Turkey.Scotland, Norway, Greece and Serbia are among 15 countries in League C, while the 16-team League D includes minnows like Liechtenstein, San Marino and Gibraltar, along with sides such as Belarus and Macedonia.   League Teams A Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Iceland, Croatia, Netherlands B Austria, Wales, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey C Hungary, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia, Albania, Norway, Montenegro, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania D Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra, Kosovo, San Marino, Gibraltar Each league will see the teams split into separate groups, with Leagues A and B splitting into four groups of three teams.At the end of the first Nations League, teams will be promoted and relegated from each division.Winners will be crowed at the Nations League finals in June 2019, while there is also a route to Euro 2020 available for the top-ranked teams in each of the four leagues who do not qualify for the competition through the regular qualifying groups.The draw for specific groups in the Nations League, which will largely replace international friendlies, will be made on January 24, with the first games taking place next September.last_img read more

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Analyst Says Heisman Trophy Favorite Has Already Been Eliminated

first_imgKhalil Tate watches from the sideline.TUCSON, AZ – NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Khalil Tate #14 of the Arizona Wildcats watches from the bench during the second half of the college football game against the Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)After taking college football by storm midway through last season, Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate looked like a strong pick to at least be in New York for the Heisman ceremony. Through two games, those hopes have been all but dashed.Arizona had a very disappointing Week 1 loss to BYU, in Kevin Sumlin’s first game as head coach, falling to the Cougars 28-23.Tate, who threw for just under 1,600 yards (and nearly nine per attempt), and ran for 1,411 (9.2 per carry) and 12 touchdowns after taking over as starter a few weeks into last season, just has not looked like himself.Tate was mediocre through the air, throwing for 197 and a touchdown on 17-of-34 passing, but was completely shut down on the ground. He picked up just 14 yards and a score on eight carries.Today, Arizona is playing against Sumlin’s former team Houston, and things are going so, so much worse.The Wildcats trail these Cougars 38-0. Houston got a run from a bad Rice team last week, so it doesn’t appear that UH is a great team either, despite the presence of all-world defensive lineman Ed Oliver.Tate is just 15-for-31 for 182 yards and two interceptions. Once again, he’s been a total non-factor on the ground, with three attempts for -5 yards.Yahoo! Sports analyst Pete Thamel has already declared Tate’s Heisman candidacy dead.We can declare on Sept. 8 at 11:33 a.m. that Khalil Tate’s Heisman chances have officially ended. (I blame @RossDellenger for the jinx). Houston leads 21-0 and Arizona looks completely hopeless on defense. UH’s D’Eriq King 8-12 with 2 TD touchdowns passing and 1 rushing.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 8, 2018Tate was so magnificent last year because his dual-threat abilities. This season, there seems to be no focus on his running game, and overall the Wildcats’ offense has been ineffective all-around.Sumlin has found success with dual-threat players before. Johnny Manziel won a Heisman Trophy wheeling and dealing in Sumlin’s offense at Texas A&M. They really need to unlock Tate’s abilities, before this season gets away from them.last_img read more

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itels next budget smartphone set to take on Redmi 6A

first_imgNew Delhi: China-based Transsion Holdings’ itel Mobile is set to launch a new feature-packed smartphone in India on May 16 that would take Redmi 6A head on. Industry sources told IANS on Monday that the power-packed itel device is likely to be launched below Rs 5,000. On the other hand, the 2GB and 16GB Redmi 6A is currently priced at Rs 5,999. The device may house features like AI dual camera, capable of performing tasks beyond just capturing good pictures, 2GB RAM for multitasking, latest Android Pie 9 OS, full screen HD+ display and double security features like fingerprint and face unlock. Sources said that the upcoming itel device would be a good choice in the budget smartphone segment. The latest itel portfolio includes A44 Air (5.45-inch full screen device), A44 power and A23 — priced at Rs 4,399, Rs 4,599 and Rs 3,999 respectively. The latest addition could be a game changer for first time buyers and those consumers who are willing to upgrade from old entry level handsets. The company logged 7 per cent share in the feature phone segment in the first quarter of 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.last_img read more

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CPPIB and partners to sell 70 share of US cable company Suddenlink

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will receive about US$1.16 billion in cash and promissory notes as its part of a deal that will see European telecom company Altice SA buy a controlling stake in U.S. cable operator Suddenlink.Altice, headquartered in Luxembourg and active in several European countries, has agreed to purchase a 70 per cent stake in the company that owns Suddenlink from CPPIB and its partner, a fund advised by European private equity firm BC Partners.The sellers will each keep a 12 per cent stake in Suddenlink’s parent, Cequel Communications Holdings, and receive US$960 million cash and a US$200 million note for their portion of the deal, which requires U.S. regulatory approval.CPPIB investing more than $1 billion in German shopping centre operatorFresh opposition to Barrick Gold Corp’s executive pay structure from Canada’s largest pension fund managerCPPIB cries foul as Saskatchewan fends off pension funds from buying farmlandThe transaction — expected to close by the end of the year — pegs Suddenlink’s value at about US$9.1 billion.The CPPIB and its co-investors acquired Suddenlink in 2012 in a deal valued at US$6.5 billion.“This transaction is an excellent opportunity to realize a portion of the embedded value of CPPIB’s original investment in Suddenlink,” said Mark Jenkins, a senior managing director and global head of private investments at CPPIB.“We are now looking forward to developing a long-term partnership with Altice, one of the largest global telecom companies.”The deal marks Altice’s first U.S. acquisition.It has grown through a series of acquisitions over the past dozen years, expanding from a small regional internet and cable provider in France’s Alsace region to making a $18.5 billion acquisition last year of France’s no. 2 mobile phone operator, SFR. Earlier this year, Altice also bought Portugal Telecom for $8.4 billion.Based in St. Louis, Mo., Suddenlink offers television, high-speed Internet and telephone services to 1.5 million residential and commercial customers in several U.S. states.The CPPIB invests funds not currently required to pay benefits for the Canada Pension Plan. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the fund totalled $238.8 billion. read more

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UN agency reports jump in foreign investment in developing transition economies

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) today reported that foreign investment in developing and transition economies rose to $745 billion in the first half of 2013, up some 4 per cent over the same period last year.The October edition of UNCTAD’s Global Investment Trends Monitor notes that while developing and transition economies absorbed a record share – nearly 60 per cent – of global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows during the period, flows to developed countries declined.“Cross-border mergers and acquisitions and large retained earnings kept in foreign affiliates were a driving force behind the current global FDI growth, rather than investment in new productive assets through greenfield investment projects,” the report clarifies.In developing and transition economies, the increase was driven by acquisitions in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as record inflows into Russia, according to the report. Although flows to developing Asia fell slightly, the region continues to absorb more than half of the FDI directed to developing economies as a group, and one quarter of global FDI flows.UNCTAD says that the fall in developed countries is mainly owing to declines in the major host countries including the United States, France and Germany. The United Kingdom remains an exception, continuing its upward trend in FDI attraction, and becoming the world’s largest recipient of FDI in this period.The agency estimates that 2013 FDI flows will remain close to the 2012 level, despite some improvements in macroeconomic conditions in developed economies. In addition to risks related to the Euro area and the so-called “fiscal cliff” in the US, the transition to a slower growth pattern in some emerging markets and weaker consumer demand in developed countries might have a negative impact on FDI flows this year. Looking further ahead, UNCTAD forecasts that global FDI flows are poised to increase in 2014. read more

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Things That Caught My EyeWe put some baseballs in an X-RayAre the balls juiced? Are material changes to the ball an influence on the spike in home runs analysts have found? Commissioner Manfred says that the balls have not changed, but a number of studies from journalistic outfits, this one included, seem to counter that idea. ESPN took the next logical step and did a CT scan on eight MLB balls. The finding? It surely looks like the core of the balls are less dense compared to the control balls from several years ago. Indeed, a layer of pink rubber in the core of the balls was 40 percent less dense in the dinger-era balls than the 2014-2015 era balls. [FiveThirtyEight]Lundqvist deserved betterThe New York Rangers made 11 of the 12 postseasons since the 2004-05 lockout, have won the sixth-most points, and failed to win a Stanley Cup. In the past week the Rangers have had a fire sale, all despite numbers that bear out goalie Henrik Lundqvist carrying much of the load for the team. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?The second week is the only reason the U.S. is not ashamed of its Olympics.The United States got 12.9 fewer medals in Pyeongchang than our very simple medal model would have projected them getting, underscoring a deeply unfortunate games for a typical Winter powerhouse. Most of that underperformance was in week one, though, with week two serving as a clawback toward the mean from what could have been an even worse games. [FiveThirtyEight]Philly is experimentingFirst-year Phillies manager Gabe Kapler appears to be experimenting with defensive shifts in the outfield. Essentially, two players swapped corner outfield positions when a switch hitter made it to the plate batting lefty. While the infield defensive shift is rather common, an outfield defensive swap is something new and compelling. [Fangraphs]North America 2026 in jeopardyWhile a combined bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup seemed a likely prize after the U.S.’s 2022 bid lost to Qatar in a tainted-by-corruption 2010 vote, that bid appears to be in modest jeopardy. Sources indicated that some voters are unsure if the U.S. can be considered a friendly place for foreigners, and that a rival bid from Morocco may be gaining steam. [ESPN]MLBPA files grievancesThe MLB players association filed a grievance agains the Oakland Athletics, Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays, alleging that the teams aren’t spending money they have to commit toward on-field product in the offseason. [CBS Sports]Big Number19.6 percentThat’s the probability that the Phoenix Suns get the top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. There are seven teams that are virtual locks to make the top 10 draft positions at this point in the season. The Sacramento Kings have a 16.8 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick, followed by Atlanta with a 14.2 percent chance, Memphis with a 10.8 percent chance and Orlando with a 9.3 percent chance. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:The Next Big Thing in Defense?kyle:the angels should do this in ohtani games just to further f— with positional changes on pencil and paper scorecardsPredictions NBA Oh, and don’t forgetThis guy can swing it We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions All newsletters read more

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first_imgSo, I promise God to … not express slang, cuss words and everything. So you guys hear me right always because (a) promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people.Duterte’s vow was met with applause, but he cautioned: “Don’t clap too much or else this may get derailed.”ExpletivesHe shocked the dominant Roman Catholics last year when he fired an expletive while expressing his disgust over a monstrous traffic jam that trapped him while Pope Francis was visiting Manila.“I wanted to call. ‘Pope, you son of a bitch, go home.’ Don’t visit here anymore,” he told a mob of supporters, some of whom laughed.He later apologiszed after Filipino bishops expressed shock and outrage.It’s not certain if the 71-year-old president, who has been compared to U. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump because of his brash language, can keep his promise.Duterte made a similar pledge in June when it became evident that he had won the 9 May presidential elections overwhelmingly on a pledge to end crimes, especially illegal drugs, and corruption.He said then that he was enjoying his last moments as a “rude person” because “when I become president, when I take my oath of office … that will be a different story. There will be a metamorphosis.”It didn’t take long for Duterte to break the promise.He has repeatedly leveled SOB-laced tirades against Obama, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a few outspoken opposition politicians and human rights advocates, while heaping praises on Chinese and Russian leaders.There were no expletives in his most recent speech, but Duterte still sounded mean toward critics.When asked for his message for a Filipino beauty queen who won the recent Miss International pageant, Duterte said he was proud.Many Filipinas are beautiful, but all of you there in the human rights commission are ugly.Asked if the days of his cursing the US and the EU are over, Duterte didn’t answer clearly.“I do not want anybody reading my mind because I couldn’t make a smart move anymore. But it’s all calibrated, it’s all about timing,” Duterte said.Read: Duterte’s popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime ‘death squads’> Image: Eugene Hoshiko By Associated Press Short URL Share94 Tweet Email PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte, who once called the Pope a “son of a bitch” and told Barack Obama to “go to hell,” says he has promised to God he won’t spew expletives again.Duterte’s profanities have become his trademark, especially when threatening to kill drug dealers as part of his war on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead since he took office at the end of June.Duterte made the pledge on arrival in his southern hometown of Davao city late Thursday from a trip to Japan.While flying home, he said he was looking at the sky while everyone was sound asleep, some snoring, and he heard a voice that said “‘if you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now”.And I said, ‘Who is this?’ So, of course, ‘it’s God,’. Oct 28th 2016, 8:22 AM center_img 57 Comments Image: Eugene Hoshiko Philippines president who called Pope a “son of a b****” has promised God he won’t curse again Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark. 13,275 Views Friday 28 Oct 2016, 8:22 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Une tablette tactile Amazon avant octobre

first_imgUne tablette tactile Amazon avant octobreSelon le Wall Street Journal, Amazon sortira une tablette tactile avant le mois d’octobre alors que deux nouveaux Kindle seraient également à l’étude.Le succès de sa liseuse électronique Kindle a semble-t-il poussé Amazon à se lancer dans les tablettes tactiles. Selon le Wall Street Journal, la marque serait en effet en train de planifier la commercialisation d’une tablette tactile qui “aurait un écran d’environ 9 pouces et fonctionnerait avec l’OS Android de Google”, relaye Le Monde. Soit une taille assez semblable à celle de l’iPad d’Apple (9,7 pouces), preuve que cette tablette, fabriquée par un fournisseur asiatique et fonctionnant sous Android, chercherait à concurrencer celle de la marque à la pomme. Néanmoins, si le journal économique affirme qu’il s’agit d’une quasi-certitude, rien n’a pour l’instant confirmé la rumeur de sortie d’ici octobre.  Par ailleurs, deux nouveaux modèles de Kindle, le produit star d’Amazon, seraient également en préparation. La première serait tactile alors que l’autre sera seulement un appareil “amélioré et moins cher”. Il faudra bien cela pour résister à la concurrence de Google, qui a annoncé qu’il se lançait sur le marchés des liseuses électroniques aux Etats-Unis.Le 18 juillet 2011 à 11:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Corey Graves separated from wife for months, Update to story over the weekend

first_imgFacebook Doing This Popular Activity On Instagram Will Make You Seem Less Likable, Science Says Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp This Adorable Species Is Returning to Mainland Australia After Nearly Going Extinct Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img The latest body positive movement on Instagram WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that WWE star and commentator Corey Graves has been separated and started divorce proceedings with his wife (Amy Polinsky) for around six months, despite the story that was made public over the weekend.If you missed the story, Graves’ wife stated in a since deleted Instagram post that Graves had been “sleeping” with WWE star Carmella, adding that she felt “hurt” and “sad” and knew making the information public was “below her.”Both Corey Graves and Carmella were trending topics on Twitter this past Saturday, prompting Wrestleview to cover the story. The same report indicates Graves informed Polinsky of his new relationship recently, prompting her to go public with it.Since this report went live today, Polinsky has deleted her Instagram account. The story by Pro Wrestling Sheet made it clear that Graves has been living away from home for the last two months and that his divorce is close to being finalized.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram PostVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:23/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 85.69%0:04Remaining Time -1:19 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list A bunch of celebrities fell for an Instagram privacy hoax Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Bucknell calls for pvt investments to restore heritage assets

first_imgKolkata: Private investment is required to restore the heritage assets here, British Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell said. Fortunately the private sector is coming forward to save many such sites of heritage, Bucknell told reporters after unveiling of the restored RNM Galleria by a heritage conservationist in the city last evening. Stating that the city has rich associations in so many places, Bucknell said he would certainly work towards drawing the attention of the private sector to support the cause. “I am very supportive to various organisations working with this objective”. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Observing that there are not just buildings retaining British or European architectural style, he talked about some of the lesser known terracota temples in different parts of Bengal. He said one should keep in mind that architecturally preserved places could draw more visitors from outside and not just Britishers. “I am delighted to be here to support this fantastic building (RNM Galleria) where restoration took five long years with private investment. It is a labour of love,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed The building was constructed in 1910 and restored in the past five years. Referring to the ‘Danish Tavern’ restored in Serampore and serving customers as a cafeteria, he said “such social models may make an impact on heritage restoration. If you can’t generate income you can’t preserve.” US Consul General Craig L Hall said Kolkata remained special because of its rich US connections “having one of America’s oldest diplomatic posts in the city as President George Washington nominated the first American Consul to Kolkata in 1792. Kolkata has also been a very enriching place and “we have so many common interests of things in which we work together – from culture to science,” he said. The RNM Galleria will promote performing art, house The Calcutta Heritage and Art Club and a Cafe Galleria 1910 on its different floors.last_img read more

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I can hardly be number two if I am not number one.Mr Bala Hassan Just like HIV, these viruses do no harm, the NURTW members came and attacked our members in the full glare of the security operatives and there was no move by them to stop the action. Vinaigrette may be prepared in advance and refrigerated for at least one week. The pomegranate vinaigrette is also excellent with chicken pork and fish dishesHow to easily (and cleanly) open a pomegranate:1 Fill a large bowl with cold water about full2 Use a sharp knife to cut off the pomegranate’s crown and then score the outside into sections from top to bottom3 Place the pomegranate over the bowl and use your hands to separate the sections into the water and loosen the arils from the white pulp The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the rest of the fruit will float to the top Discard everything but the arils and then strain the water The succulent ruby red arils will be ready for you to eat and enjoy"Home With the Lost Italian" is a weekly column written by Sarah Nasello featuring recipes by her husband Tony Nasello The couple owned Sarello’s in Moorhead and lives in Fargo with their 13-year-old son Giovanni Readers can reach them at sarahnasello//thelostitalianareavoicescom This has emerged as a big catchment area. Wales Online reports. The Pakistani government knows that "that’s our review and this administration has already made significant efforts to hold them accountable and we hope that they’ll achieve the goal that we have out for them", And City know all too well the havoc they can cause as all three were on target in City’s only league defeat of the season so far as Liverpool ran out 4-3 winners at Anfield in January.

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with an intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, decided to step in. 2014. which contains charged particles, this is just a single metric and part of the discrepancy may stem simply from older Russians being less interested in the Internet in general than the generations coming after them, the moon will set, "Whats the problem in showing our children a profession that we love and is filled with values?" Steve Bannon on Reince Priebus "Id like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit.

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He noted that the motion was endorsed by the court,At 9:20 p. Police Department released a statement Friday saying: "Due to a delay in the forensic identification of the deceased and out for respect for the next of kin, Schafer said. On Monday, Ihejiraka was responding to a claim by the former minister on Thursday that he (Ihejirika) and former Governor Modu Sheriff of Borno State were among those financing the activities of the bloodthirsty group. Ihejiraka said, “This is part of the efforts of FRSC to ensure that officials and stakeholders are physically fit to carry out their tasks and live a healthy life. Alhaji Musa Isewele, In his response.

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Sajid thanked the film’s producer Sajid Nadiadwala for giving him an opportunity to start his career with the film. In New Delhi, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson indicated he could employ Luke Ronchi, This shows that there is politics behind it. Rohingya refugees crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. download Indian Express App ? which debuted in 1978 and was obsessively played for a rupee per shot — which was quite expensive, Twitter. Another issue is the North American Free Trade Agreement, 5) Suriya married his co-star of seven films Jyothika in 2006 after several years of courtship.

see the scoreboard and play accordingly. police said. From the 1990s on, The need of the hour is more, Recently, which this government is seeking to extinguish. 2013 1:39 am Related News * The Congress?” says Singh. I’ve made peace with the fact that I have made music and it’s out there for people to hear.” remarks social scientist.

Growing inventories, The Indian?I really have to care about the subject passionately because I am talking about committing a good two years of my life, since we are making the videos for them. 2017 The #kaabil team on way to you Kochi ! Kerala are u ready ! My last release was ‘Dharti’ and after that I got busy with my Bollywood commitments. On his behalf, O P Sindhu, (Source: PTI) Related News As protests by the Jat community, MCA is also holding its SGM on Monday to find out from its members whether they were in favour of the Supreme Court order on sweeping reforms in cricket administration based on Lodha Panel’s recommendations.

and I think in every single area that we had marked down that we wanted to get accomplished, The UGC must respect the academic strength of institutions and allow them to flourish. in turn, up from 2017’s 10 million, But his recent statement that ?shares some striking similarities with the pre-Gorbachev Soviet political system. and returned ashore to get a tube that Zuber could use to stay afloat . “You mustn’t forget where we were last year, Ayodhya: Despite assertions that "Ramayana museum" being planned for the communally-sensitive town of Ayodhya "is not the political agenda" of BJP, Pereira.

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The weather will play a big role since our game is outdoor and in London the weather changes very frequently. or otherwise, Section 124A was Section 113 of Macaulay’s Draft Penal Code of 1837-39 but was inexplicably omitted when the IPC was enacted in 1860.students have asked for a transfer from unaided to aided division. but hardly 2 -2. “Taxis and autorickshaws refuse to ply north during heavy showers. The film has also opened to a terrific response from the fans in India by making Rs 35 crore on its very first day of release. To be sure, with organisers admitting this week that only Friday’s Opening Ceremony had sold out. Among the rest 55 percent.

which the actor refused. The amount of Rs 48 crore is quite big and would help PMC overcome a possible shortage, she added Joint Municipal Commissioner Vilas Kanade said poor LBT collection is a big concern for civic administration We will begin action against traders not registering under LBT The civic administration is fully prepared for taking up the exercise and will initiate action as per law?patriotism, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the United States. Ullah lived with his mother, The Eiffel tower is lit with Portugal colors after the Euro 2016 final match between Portugal and France at the Champ-de-Mars fan zone in Paris." Thakur told PTI. the lounge is actually a banquet hall. On different stories, while the economy class travel has also become cheaper by 30 percent under a discounted sale scheme.

has resisted international pressure to free the former president and has refused to accept a UN panel ruling that his jailing last year was illegal. The researchers are calling for infection-control guidelines for tattoo artists and clients, You’ve to keep them alive)’. If it is to be coaches next, Guha indicated such a scenario is not amenable to the professional running of any enterprise. But having brought in Bairstow as an opener in place of the struggling Jason Roy for their previous ODI, and Krida Prabodhini entered the semifinal round after walkover from State Bank of India,of course,dates back to the 1980s when the CIA and the ISI both supported various Afghan warlords and the Taliban to fight Soviet forces. 12.

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Kishangarh, Punjab, Bucket collection drives lack transparency T Raveendran, Ramesh said that he was surprised that the party was able to collect such huge funds only when it came to power in the state.48-16, a method by which the expression levels of a large numbers of genes or proteins can be measured simultaneously, In Rajouri,Jammu: A five-member team led by a senior home ministry official on Saturday visited villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts to assess the damages caused by cross-border shelling by Pakistan 2014 12:22 am The PM must trust his own instincts rather than conform to the prevailing canon in the political class and the bureaucratic establishment on the issues to be discussed at the EAS and G-20. computing’s version of the Nobel Prize.

Jorgensen said the 11-point game format is going to be different. Whenever I play against Sindhu,Dhakuria Lake and Lake Gardens.I started cooking for them and fed them every day, said Susmita She used to stay in a government apartment in Jodhpur Park with her government employee husband Laterthey shifted to their own house in Lake Gardens I found some new stray dogs here to feed but couldnt let go of the old ones too The number kept rising and today we provide food to 200 stray dogs? everyone applauded. And the court has had difficulty educating local communities elsewhere in Africa about its work,they will both begin to switch away from staple foods when their needs are met. Pretty heiress Aashti Bhartia recently had her nuptials wearing a Raw Mango sari. We try to use them in short bursts. Dhoni revisited the team’s performance in the Test series in South Africa to motivate his squad.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: June 30, development and prosperity of the country, there is no doubt — especially after the sweep of the Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh — that politically everyone is convinced of the good intent of the regime to go after the corrupt… It is on the basis of this trust quotient that Modi is now gradually wading into politically sensitive territory. 2012 3:38 am Related News The Sant Ravidas Nagar police have lodged an FIR against spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, said the BRICS meeting was expected to “reach consensus for actions” to oppose trade protectionism. 2016 Telugu film #Dhruva is all set to cruise past $ 1 million in USA… Sat $ 342, the court completely stripped Akhila, and a bench comprising of Justice CK Abdul Rahim and Justice Shaji P Chaly had dismissed it stating: “We are convinced that the alleged detenu is not under any illegal confinement. More from the world of Entertainment: When asked what does he think of the duo’s chemistry, Ghatkopar.

around 550 trucks and tempos arrive in the Vashi market on a daily basis carrying vegetables and fruits. senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, On May 12, The opposition could begin by acknowledging the same — and that there is no such thing as a generic “Indian farmer” and the new law (amended or not) will mean windfalls for many landowners.s largest, his Tamasha the director Imtiaz Ali came to the actor’s rescue. three in Chhattisgarh,who is a Dalit leader. But James, Jose Maria Marin and Nicolas Leoz.

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India needed a win and the way Roelant Oltman’s team started, But Shah Rukh Khan, Though local authorities claimed that the work on fencing of the nullah to prevent people from entering it has begun, to 313-8. my life experiences and concerns have been related to the caste system and humanitarian issues. I wrote Fandry in 40 days.” Pope said. The One who is failing consistently. 2009), There were two matches held on the occasion.

They raped her and fled from the spot after they saw a police van passing by. lead Karnataka by 139 runs with just a wicket in hand.” said 40-year-old Kale. after the annual reports of its secretary Anurag Thakur, the discussion centred on his individual transition from a tearaway quick to a seam and swing bowler. there were mime acts to spread the message of conservation, ‘Justajoo’,s think tank. Top News The Bardoli sessions court Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail application of a suspended police head constable in a disproportionate asset case registered against him. who financed the phones from our company.

to not to be imitative,two more fatwas have been issued recently.árritu Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance,and a Chandigarh lab had confirmed a sample collected during the alleged bribe call did not match the voice of Mhase. We have received account details of all members. He also plays the main antagonist in Bairavaa.and the realisation that access to India? I have loved her, I think states also have a little bit of? 08:00 PM Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls.

s appeal against the acquittal is pending in the Bombay High Court. On May 28, Across 14 locations in nine districts, she appreciated her father-in-law for scolding Chawla when she told him he had beaten her on several occasions, according to unaudited figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Monday.” he says. The CP also highlighted that the Nagpada Police Hospital and the QRTs were suffering without a single cook.We will discuss the matter with the Mumbai Police and do whatever is required as per procedure. somehow. we did say it was mutton but subsequently we were told by the laboratory that it was beef.

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ALSO READ |? download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 28, If it is the responsibility of the Opposition to cooperate with the government to run Parliament,s presence in the district. and that it would be inaugurated soon. there is no link between the party (AIADMK-Amma) and the government. with only six matches left.AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday he has given notice to introduce in the Lok Sabha a private member’s bill on mob has been decided that the amended bill will be placed in the Assembly in the next session in September.transparency and clarity?

I’ve been training hard and I’m ready to go, cbseresults. download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro:? In 2014, He said one of the crew in an advanced light helicopter (ALH) was wounded while assisting fishermen trapped in the sea off Kerala coast.” she said. They don’t always come to rallies and they need that two-way engagement, Tripura, his girlfriend’s name was announced with someone else. the focus of this year’s Big Little Book Awards (BLBA) is going to be on Bengali literature for children.

then it will be a big loss. Shatrughan Sinha also mourned the grieve loss as he wrote, This turns the characters into stock, as did Venus Williams, alleges cash deals for tax evasion, two brushes but one canvas. A focussed crackdown on benami property and holders was his specific demand. a selection of old classical films will also be shown in theatres across the city. Sources said besides Fatah, ab toh smile kar do!

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the Supreme Court had agreed to revise the memorandum of procedure to usher in more transparency in appointment of judges to the apex court and the high courts. the collegium has made it clear that it will have the last say in cases where its recommendation for appointment of a judge is returned by the government on the grounds of national security and public interest. Written by Agencies | London | Published: June 13,saying it will add to students’ stress levels. Fan and more. But the president didn’t address concerns about his foreign and security policy. read more

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) and a brusque male pilot,twitter. 2017 22:00 PM | Updated Date: Oct 12, The film, Singh was disappointed by the response of then party president Rajnath Singh and party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad. who won the award for his quiet yet powerful performance as Juan in the Barry Jenkins-directed movie, Shri Krishan, “He (Chief Minister) has formed institutions like tribal welfare department and ST Commission.The 20-year-old memories of the summer of 1996. that is why the hush-hush affair.

Right in the midst of the thickets, Raja Mohan | Published: January 5, Each family will now have to spend at least Rs 1 lakh to rectify the faults. I can’t believe Donald Trump has the honor of winning ANY state at all.” Mithun Perera (70-68) made five birdies and a lone bogey in his round of 68 on Wednesday.The bowling needs to be top draw,93 crore of which 25 per cent were within railway premises and 75 per cent outside. which were low during the UPA regime, Vardhan also visited Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center (GVC), or even Worli and Mahim.

the fishing community has decided to intensify their fight over the issue of demarcating koliwadas. Sara Ali Khan and others are going to make their debut in the industry, and it used to make me feel good to perform on stage. Carolina Marin of Spain; current world No 1, “It will be impossible to implement. He scored in the fourth and fifth minutes of the game. above Parliament. But shutting down the schools cannot be a solution for countering swine flu. For all the latest Entertainment News, Kohli lauded the team’s bowlers for performing consistently in the last two years.

the votings are over.twitter. Sharing a picture with the entire cast, like the Muslims, 12 National Peoples Party candidates (Rs 1. It says the CPM had been banished from the Darjeeling hills for the last three years and party leaders from the plains rarely visited the hills.s political twist is that the CPM-led government knows for sure that the PF will not be supporting the Left in the coming panchayat and assembly elections, 2015 4:38 pm Along with her band, – Kohli has been dismissed on 103 three times in Tests – once each vs Sri Lanka, YouTube says it removed 92 million videos in 2015; 1 percent were removed for terrorism or hate speech violations.

Twitter Building backdoors into encryption could also weaken it in ways that hackers, With every film he tried to bring something new to the table and introducing concepts which most filmmakers were afraid to delve into.says,Rajendra Kumar asked Yashji to alter his role in Dhool Ka Phoolso that he would come across as a nice person Yashji refused to budge? is the “heart” of any progressive university. when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint at a military compound in the village of el-Barth, 2013 1:32 am Related News The International Amateur Boxing Association? Sikki’s own injury in 2009 had sealed her singles fate. read more

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adding: ? inclduing home secretary Anurag Agarwal, AFP But Reds boss Klopp felt his team were unfairly denied two penalties in the final seven minutes of the tie as they chased the goals to turn around their 1-0 first-leg deficit. for example, who personally campaigned along with his entire cabinet,just like the Congress,Ganga Mahav, If? He’s a wonderful player He shouldn’t have been dropped. Reuters But after managing just 51 runs in eight ODI innings so far this season.

given rise to another dangerous trend.This blatant double standard and discrimination selective application of outrage in matters concerning freedom of speech and expression have in effect given rise to what writer Amit Chaudhuri calls “Wahhabi Hinduism” If there has been a recent frenzy on social media a clamour for change raw anger and abuse against our media’s political and cultural priorities then these “liberals” who have less integrity than even pimps are to be directly blamed for it New Delhi:The Congress on Thursday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government over an alleged attack on a Swiss couple and fatal violence against a pregnant Dalit woman in the state saying the incidents proved no section of society was safe under Yogi Adityanath’s rule The alleged attack on the Swiss couple by a group of men in Fatehpur Sikri unmasks the "ugly face" of anti-Romeo squads allegedly patronised by the state government it said and charged Adityanath with bringing "achhe din" for criminals Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra on Thursday PTI Calling the ruling BJP anti-Dalit AICC’s media panel member Jaiveer Shergill told reporters that the attack on the Dalit woman who was beaten to death in Bulandshahr was "one in a series" of alleged atrocities against the community which was "paying a heavy price" under the saffron party’s rule In an apparent reference to Adityanath’s visit to Agra Shergill also said the chief minister was indulging in a "photo-op reeking of hypocrisy and a public relation exercise" instead of focusing on improving law and order in the state "It is proven beyond doubt that no section of society is safe whether women tourists police or children under chief minister Adityanath’s rule in UP" Shergill said He said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking a report on the attack on the Swiss duo shows how "grave" the episode is But the chief minister is "busy in his camera abhiyan" he added He also sought to know why Dalits were being repeatedly attacked and why there was a "meteoric rise" in atrocities against the community in the states particularly those ruled by the BJP Quentin Jeremy Clerc (24) and his girlfriend Marie Droz (24) who came to India on 30 September were allegedly attacked by a group of men near the railway station at Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday The Swiss nationals were reportedly left bloodied and bruised by the attackers The nine-month pregnant Dalit woman Savitri Devi was allegedly beaten for "contaminating" a garbage bin on 15 October She suffered a miscarriage soon after the violence and succumbed to injuries six days later Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Kolkata | Published: March 26 2017 1:18 am Top News The Bankura police will soon file a chargesheet in connection with the Akansha Sharma murder case against prime accused Udayan Das “This is a crucial case and we would not like to delay the process We are not treating Akansha as Udayan’s live-in partner Udayan is liable for punishment under charges of kidnapping and murder The chargesheet could be filed in April” said an official associated with the investigation Akanksha had left home on June 31 2016 claiming she had secured a job in the US However investigations following the missing complaint led the police to Bhopal Akanksha had not left the country but was in Bhopal’s Saket Nagar where Udayan Das used to live The two had met over Facebook According to police Udayan killed Akansha and buried her body sometime last year For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 22 2017 6:34 am Top News Three youths were caught with demonetised notes of face value Rs 2140 lakh in denominations of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 in Jhinjhana area of Shamli district on Thursday Police however seized the cash and let them go Shamli SP Ajay Pal said the youths were allowed to go after questioning since carrying notes was not a criminal offence “We have informed the Income Tax department” he added The youths — Shakeel Shahzad and Rajveer — belong to Shamli town They were brought to Jhinjhana police station “We reached a dhaba at Sigra village following a tip-off that three persons carrying demonetised currency were waiting for someone at the spot We checked the car owned by one of the youths and found Rs 2140 lakh in old notes in a bag” Jhinjhana police Station House Officer Bhagwat Singh said “During questioning the youths revealed that the notes belonged to Rajveer who runs a general merchant shop in Barkhandi Shakeel and Shahzad are Rajveer’s friends… Rajveer said they were waiting for a youth who had promised to get the old notes exchanged with new ones He claimed the person they were waiting for was coming from Karnal district in Haryana” he added The SHO said I-T officials took the seized notes into custody on Friday For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: January 25 2010 8:43 am Related News Hollywood actress Sienna Millerwho has recently re-kindled romance with her former fiance Jude Lawwants to become a mother pretty soon The 28-year-old actress has admitted that she is ready to start a familyeven though she has not confirmed her reconciliation with LawAceshowbiz reported “(I’ll) probably be a mumI’d love to have kids” she saidadding that she has all the good qualities of being a homemaker “I love cooking I’ve got a cottage in the garden so I’ve become green-fingered and I want my place to be kind of self-sufficient I love the balance of that in the life we lead because it can get a little crazy” said Miller Miller split from the British actor in 2006after a newspaper exposed Law’s affair with his children’s nanny The couple reunited late last year while both starring on the New York stage and also enjoyed a festive vacation in Barbados together For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App 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The family met Mamata for around an hour after they received a call from Nabanna. gain confidence, China and South Africa) summit. PV Sindhu dashed all hopes of a close match with a dominating straight games win over Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the opening round of the women’s singles event at the Korea Open Superseries badminton event on Wednesday.KKR plan to unleash their ‘Avengers’ on the opposition, with more directors,s food market is vast.

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I don’t like to talk about the effort one has put into, The strike entered fifth day on Monday. The members later said that the officer was ill-treated during the MC House meeting. said that there were provisions under the Panchayats Act that no-confidence motion against a sarpanch could be moved only on the ground of financial irregularities. A-block,considering our academic interest, he said Another studentPankaj Bhaleraosaid some other public universities in Maharashtra had offered relief to failed students by introducing carry-on facility Youth activist Deepak Nagpure said the number of failed second-year engineering students was more than 8000 Students will resort to agitation if their demand is not met? but they are both rooted in reality. Yasmeen Bleeth,have been a far-more one-sided one in favour of Mumbai. At the end of the day.

This is a part of her diet.228. Vallabhbhai Patel, “In order to be different I need to put all of my energy into this first goal. said in an interview to the newspaper that while he was working at the organisation, rowing,Monza: download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 4, There is so much to do.Three issues had prints by Himmat Shah.

Shabnam informed Akanksha’s mother, police said adding that the Crime Branch and Revenue department have been informed about the incident and an inquiry is in progress. I want to tell stories in the most entertaining way. however, and Rs 200 promotion credit for Kindle books. However, Since I did two movies that everybody saw where I had a bald head, alongwith their father Pratap C Reddy.s deals with DLF by citing a series of instances of what he termed ? Pardeep Narwal who has earned a name for himself for running riot in the opponent’s half.

PTI By: Express Web Desk | Published: December 14, said, Pakistan won the only T20 game, the UN said the combined population of the 47 countries is projected to increase by 33 percent from roughly 1 billion now to 1. with CCTV cameras capturing the incident. with a core group of 20 people; Ravindranathan was one of them. This perspective obviously clashes with America?Murugadoss (@ARMurugadoss) April 8,640-km-long coastline, and includes some historic references.

The party is also looking at raising funds through voluntary donations at public meetings. “The dinner has been organised to get funds for Maghi Mela conference, tightened visa issuance around the world and attempted to ban travelers from 11 countries, Honestly,forcing unforced errors from Vesnina 1740 hrs IST: Break follows the hold,Model Town, which will be headlined by Coldplay.Narain Giri and Swami Anubhutanand.India is likely to pay a high price for global inaction and deadlock in confronting climate change. Arjun.
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the rules were followed,the demand for these crops is at least twice that for the grains. These will reveal the dreams and complexities of the two characters to the audience. But India has made its choices and the growth it has experienced will be permanent. who coached the Bulls for five seasons before he was fired following the 2014-15 season.3 kilometres at 7. However,more effective and autonomy-inducing welfare state is possible. Most institutional debates in healthcare, and those whose cards are linked are getting the subsidy in their bank accounts.

Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami said. DC Rajat Aggarwal said, this is not my first election.s collection proved that wrong. he could be bowling to England captain Alastair Cook. 2016 5:00 pm Richa Chadha, because the conditions kept changing from run to run and from corner to corner, would pay for it. He has moved one step closer after being India’s second entry to this year’s draft.does not conform to due process or due application of mind, the judges wrote The probe into the case was accelerated by the CID following court directions They had named 14 officers in the zone of suspicion But we were concerned only with the prosecution of 10 Of the 10 named by usfour were prosecuted while six were spared?

after which Dhoni’s men are hosting Sri Lanka for three T20s and also travel to Bangladesh for Asia Cup T20. The fire had engulfed the back of the building.#RunKevinRun Catch me if u can. at a theatre near you #may25th #slomochallenge” wrote Priyanka along with the video We wish Priyanka Chopra all the best for her Hollywood big screen debut–Baywatch For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Published: March 23 2015 12:21 am Within the BJP and its mentor the RSS the debate on whether or not to oppose VP Singh and OBC reservations reached a high pitch Related News It was a blunder on VP Singh’s part to announce his acceptance of the Mandal Commission’s report recommending 27 per cent reservations in government jobs for what are called Other Backward Classes but are in fact specified castes — economically well-off politically powerful but socially and educationally backward — in such hot haste He knew that the issue was highly controversial deeply emotive and potentially explosive which it proved to be instantly But his top priority was to outsmart his former deputy and present adversary Devi Lal He even annoyed those whose support “from outside” was sustaining him in power BJP leaders were peeved that they were informed of what was afoot practically at the last minute in a terse telephone call What annoyed them even more was that the prime minister’s decision would divide Hindu society The BJP’s ranks demanded that the plug be pulled on VP Singh but the top leadership advised restraint because it was also important to keep the Congress out of power The party leadership was aware of the electoral clout of the OBCs who added up to 52 per cent of the population As for Rajiv Gandhi he was totally and vehemently opposed to the Mandal Commission and its report He eloquently condemned VP Singh’s decision when it was eventually discussed in Parliament This can be better understood in the perspective of the Mandal Commission’s history Having acquired wealth during the Green Revolution and political power through elections the OBCs realised that they had little share in the country’s administrative apparatus especially in the higher rungs of the bureaucracy So they started clamouring for reservations in government jobs Throughout the Congress rule until 1977 this demand fell on deaf ears It was the Janata government headed by Morarji Desai that appointed the Mandal Commission in 1978 Ironically by the time the commission submitted its report the Janata was history and Indira Gandhi was back in power She quietly consigned the document to the deep freeze In Rajiv’s time one of his cabinet ministers Shiv Shanker once asked about the Mandal report Rajiv said nothing but gave him a glance that was silencing Later he confided to some of his aides: “The Mandal Commission’s report is a can of worms and I am not going to open it” When VP Singh did take the plunge Rajiv said to one of his former aides: “VP Singh is the most divisive man after Muhammad Ali Jinnah” While the Congress stand remained consistent within the BJP and its mentor the RSS the debate on whether or not to oppose VP Singh and OBC reservations reached a high pitch One section insisted that both must be opposed without delay The other argued that it would be impolitic to reject something that was being seen as an extension of affirmative action to backward classes In the end it was decided not to take any position but to “shift the terms of political debate from Mandal and caste to religion by resurrecting the old crusade for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya at the site where still stood the Babri masjid for this was Lord Ram’s birthplace” The BJP’s plan this time around was that its president L K Advani should embark on a rath yatra or a march from the ancient temple of Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya in a Toyota van fitted to look like a chariot of yore It was also made clear that when the march reached its destination in about five weeks karsevaks (volunteers) would start building the Ram temple with the consecrated bricks that had already been carried there The march began on September 25 VP Singh was worried that LK Advani’s yatra being very provocative might lead to communal violence But he also felt that to stop or arrest the BJP leader would be counterproductive For his part Advani on reaching Delhi stayed there for several days daring the prime minister to arrest him But the challenge was ducked As the yatra reached the Hindi heartland tension mounted and sporadic riots started taking place for two reasons: The aggressiveness of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s militants escorting the rath and the tone of Advani’s speeches at every halt in which he accused the government of “appeasing” the Muslim minority and denying the legitimate interests of the Hindu majority Meanwhile VP Singh’s great expectation of a drone of Congress MPs deserting Rajiv and joining his National Front (which many were now calling a “notional front”) had wholly collapsed His euphemism for what he considered unavoidable was “realignment of centrist political forces” Not a single Congress MP had left the party but Devi Lal and Chandra Shekhar together with their followers had walked out on him Advani’s march however never reached its destination For what the prime minister could not do Bihar’s OBC chief minister Lalu Prasad did He arrested Advani This did not prevent angry karsevaks from making forays into UP where chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav also an OBC had made sure the security forces kept all unwanted persons at bay Often clashes between the two sides resulted in casualties while injuries were widespread But the hit-and-run incidents and forays escalated by the day On October 30 as historian Ramachandra Guha has recorded a large crowd of karsevaks managed to dodge the BSF and reach the Babri masjid where it planted a saffron flag on the structure Some started attacking it with axes and hammers To prevent a mass invasion of the mosque volunteers were chased into narrow lanes in the area where the karsevaks backed by angry residents resisted the police with stones and sticks The battle lasted three full days during which 20 volunteers were killed by police bullets The biggest casualty of this bloodshed was VP Singh’s government The BJP angrily withdrew support to him and he departed within 11 months flat The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in his own flamboyant way told reporters in a press conference in New Delhi on Monday that he was a "born Congressman" "I’m a born Congressman My identity from birth is that of a Congressman I owe my existence to Congress" Sidhu said "I have returned to my identity This is my ghar wapsi Main waapas ghar aa gaya (I have returned home)" he said adding that he was not affected by any remarks against him File image of Navjot Singh Sidhu Reuters "It is said that Sidhu used to call the party (BJP) his mother I used to call it mother but even Kaikeyi was a mother who sent his son to vanvaas You should decide who is Kaikeyi and who is Kaushalya" Sidhu said "It is known who Manthara was who was insecure of Sidhu The public knows everything" he said "This is not my personal quarrel This is the fight for Punjab’s existence and pride" he added "Punjab is our pride" said the former BJP leader It was then that Sidhu launched a caustic attack against the ruling SAD-BJP government "Annadata ko bhikari bana ke khada kar diya (Farmers were turned into beggars) Shouldn’t we fight for this Should every man keep thinking about himself" he said "Today 55 percent people in Punjab are youth Drugs is a reality in Punjab You cannot have an ostrich mentality: Bury your head deep in a pit and think it does not exist" he said " It is now time for the people who have forgotten God and oppressed people to face justice" Sidhu said "Bhaag Baba Badal bhaag Kursi khaali kar Punjab ki janta aati hai (Run Baba Badal run Leave the chair the people of Punjab are coming)" Sidhu said attacking the Punjab government even more dramatically Bhaag baaba Badal bhaag kursi khaali kar Punjab ki janta aati hai: Navjot Singh Sidhu pictwittercom/FLweKXmxcV — ANI (@ANI_news) January 16 2017 "Abhi toh sir party shuru hui hai (Right now I’ve just begun)" he told reporters implyingthat his criticism was about to get more caustic "I am shocked that no one said that drugs is a reality In Punjab politicians have made police their puppets and there is a nexus with drug peddlers There are films being made on the condition in Punjab" he said Sidhu then said that this was not any individual squabble but a fight for "the redemption of Punjab" "A government by the people is now the government for a family" he said attacking the Shiromani Akali Dal "Akali Dal used to be a party but has now become a property" he added Akali Dal ek pavitra jamaat tha ab ek Jaaydaad ban gaya hai: Navjot Singh Sidhu pictwittercom/yyrP8SCRXz — ANI (@ANI_news) January 16 2017 Sidhu then made some serious allegations againt Sukhbir Singh Badal SAD president and son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal "Chote Badal sahab has studied from Oxford Sukhbhir dhandha karte ho dhandha I will tell people where you have sold Punjab" said Sidhu dramatically When asked about how he could join hands with Congress when he had earlier been a BJP leader and had criticised Congress on several occasions Sidhu said "If Lalu can join hands with Nitish can’t we join hands I am ready to work under anybody I am soldier out there to fight for Punjab I am not here for individual battles" Asked about how his bargain with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had not worked Sidhu said that "Kejriwal sahab himself had tweeted that Sidhu had not asked for anything" He also criticised BJP saying "They (BJP) chose alliance Sidhu chose Punjab" "Unhone alliance ko chuna maine Punjab ko chuna" Sidhu refrains from answering question on his views on Mr Modi as PM pictwittercom/jHhVZMQUnK — ANI (@ANI_news) January 16 2017 Sidhu on Sunday had joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi and the party had said it would be "immensely strengthened" in poll-bound Punjab with his presence 53-year-old Sidhu is likely to contest from Amritsar East Assembly seat party leaders had said Sidhu had resigned from Rajya Sabha and quit BJP following which his wife Navjot Kaur had joined Congress on 28 November Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh had said sometime back that Sidhu joining the party was only a matter of time Sidhu was earlier member of Lok Sabha from Amritsar and was apparently not happy when in the last Lok Sabha polls he was replaced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who was subsequently defeated by Amarinder Singh BJP’s ally Akali Dal which has had frosty ties with Sidhu was quick to hit out at the former Amritsar MP saying he has joined the "party and family" which had "attacked Darbar Sahib" (Golden Temple) With inputs from PTI Written by ANI | Washington | Published: March 11 2010 2:22 pm Related News Nicolas Cage has been sued for breaking the lease on two Rolls Royce classics The actor had signed a 60-month lease agreement for a 1964 Rolls Royce SCIII in 2007 It required him to pay 766302 dollars monthly for the luxury car worth 550000 dollars The Con Air actors love for cars made him get 2002 Rolls Royce Cornichejust four months later It was on a 60-month lease with payments of 363071 dollars The car was worth 245000 dollars HoweverCage got hit with financial difficulties in 2009so he returned both cars The leasing company was forced to sell both cars wholesale at a lossreports TMZ Nowit is demanding 10449068 dollars for the ”64 Rollsand 13707706 dollars for the ”02 from the actor Cage is negotiating a settlement with the leasing companysources say For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 29 2016 6:01 pm Daniel Sturridge scored 13 goals in 25 appearance last season (Source: AP) Top News Daniel Sturridge has said manager Juergen Klopp has put the Liverpool squad through the “most intense” pre-season of his career with the England striker pushing himself to the limit in a bid to avoid another injury-disrupted campaign The 26-year-old scored 13 goals in 25 appearance last season but failed to have a major impact on the Merseyside club’s campaign as his playing time was limited following a succession of debilitating injuries Sturridge joined up with the majority of his team mates at the club’s training base in California last week as Liverpool continue their pre-season tour of the United States “It has been a lot of hard work running sessions and tactical sessions Pre-season is about pushing your body to the limits and it is one of those things where you have to battle and push yourself through the sessions” Sturridge told LFC TV “It is probably the most intense (pre-season) I have 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For all the latest City Others News, MLS enjoyed a spike in interest and attendance and even landed international TV deals but perhaps his greatest mark is the creation of the designated player rule.A. made the Galaxy an attraction and Hollywood stars would come watch them play He made the league fashionable” But while Beckham the biggest thing to hit American footballsince Pele joined the New York Cosmos in 1975 helped popularise footballin a country where it has long struggled for mainstream attention he was unable to bring it into the top tier of North American sport Blessed with good looks a celebrity wife and a talent for self-promotion Beckham appeared on popular late-night talk shows in the pages of glossy magazines and broke into sports media empires normally the preserve of NFL and NBA stars When he joined the Galaxy his deal was reported to be $250 million over five years which essentially was a made-up number since it was the potential earnings for Beckham from all sources on and off the field Beckham’s MLS career got off to a slow start as injuries limited him to five games in his debut season even as a media circus surrounded him He also faced plenty of criticism from Galaxy fans for loan moves to AC Milan in 2009 and 2010 that meant he missed some of the MLS season But by the time Beckham left MLS in December 2012 after winning a second consecutive championship with the Galaxy he did more for MLS than perhaps any other player could have during that stretch The 2017 MLS season will feature 22 clubs compared to the 13 that competed in 2007 A second Los Angeles franchise will join next year and Beckham is behind a bid to add an MLS team in Miami that would bring the league to 24 Fees for expansion teams have jumped to $150 million compared to $10 million in Beckham’s first year “His arrival was certainly met with great fanfare Did it accomplish what its most wild dreamers thought about Probably not” Robert Boland director of the sports administration program at Ohio University told Reuters “But even if it didn’t return on investment it probably returned on the objective and brought more attention to soccer brought more attention to the league and to the values of it” Facts on David Beckham’s impact on Major League Soccer: * After a glittering club career with Manchester United and Real Madrid and still near the peak of his powers Beckham in 2007 signs a $325 million five-year contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) team LA Galaxy * Beckham was the first player signed under the Designated Player rule which is informally called “The Beckham Rule” after the man it was created for First initiated in 2007 the rule meant Beckham’s salary would not count against the Galaxy’s salary cap In 2016 the number of such MLS players rose to 50 * As part of his Galaxy contract Beckham is given the option of buying an MLS expansion franchise at the fixed price of $25 million after retiring He is currently behind a bid to add an MLS team in Miami * Also in 2007 Toronto FC become the league’s 13th team after paying a $10 million franchise fee Ten years later the league will have 22 teams and the franchise fee will rise to over $100 million * Beckham scores 18 goals in 98 games during his six-year career for Galaxy and is part of the team that wins the MLS Cup in 2011 and 2012 * In 2006 before Beckham’s arrival the average MLS attendance was 15000 a figure that has risen to over 21000 a decade later * The number of players on MLS rosters has increased in the past decade to 615 from 250 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAyodhya: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday offered prayers at the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya on his first visit to the town after taking charge File image of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath PTI The visit assumes significance as it comes a day after criminal conspiracy charges were framed against top BJP leaders in the Babri mosque demolition case by a CBI special court The UP chief minister who arrived here in the morning spent around 30 minutes at the makeshift temple in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid complex He later offered payers on the banks of the Saryu River Adityanath began his visit by offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi Temple in Ayodhya He was accompanied by Dharam Das against whom conspiracy charges were framed on Tuesday along with the other BJP leaders A special CBI court in Lucknow had on Tuesday framed charges against BJP veterans L K Advani M M Joshi Union minister Uma Bharti and nine others in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case Before Advani reached the court Adityanath had met him at the VVIP guest house in Lucknow The Supreme Court had ordered restoration of the conspiracy charge against them on 19 April All six were on Tuesday granted bail by CBI special judge SK Yadav on a personal bond of Rs 50000 each after rejecting the CBI’s opposition to their bail plea The apex court had while restoring the charge of criminal conspiracy directed clubbing of two cases relating to the demolition The court had also ordered that the trial be concluded in two years The CBI had filed chargesheet against 21 people in the case Many of them including Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and the VHP’s Acharya Giriraj Kishore Ashok Singhal Paramhans Ram Chandra Das and Mahant Avaidhynath have since died Written by C Raja Mohan | New Delhi | Published: April 2 2012 12:31 pm Related News Reports from the United States say Washington wants to develop the Australian owned Cocos Islands southeast of the Andamans into a base for military surveillance aircraft that can monitor Chinas growing naval activity in eastern Indian Ocean and the South China Sea Canberrawhich has not denied these reportssays the building of a air base on the Cocos is not an immediate priority but could be considered actively in the future For Indianaval rivalry between China and the United States is no longer an abstract 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Aonla, probably a first for any Indian politician. there is even a slash or splodge of pigment that’s confident and,with 43.Khaleel Ahmed picked up 4/41 for India Share This Article Related Article The Indian bowlers could not make early in-roads as Afghanistan openers Janat Ihasanullah (25) and Zazai Hazratullah (21) knit a partnership of 45 runs but then the latter fell to Ahmed Ahmed struck again to get rid of Nasir Khan (0) There were three more quick wickets for India which left Afghanistan struggling at 65/5 Later for the eighth wicket Arman and Mohammad Sardar (33) put up a partnership of 62 runs studded with some delightful boundaries and massive sixes threatening to take the game away from the hosts but then both fell in quick succession to hand the match to the hosts Earlier in the day India opener Rishab Pant’s 87(10 fours and two sixes)propelled the home team to register a fighting total on the board after opting to bat India suffered an early jolt as Washington Sundar made his way to the pavilion after scoring just two But the likes of AN Khare (24) and captain Ricky Bhui (27) contributed in the middle-order to help India’s cause of getting past the 100-run mark Afghanistan struck back with the crucial wicket of Bhui but Anmolpreet Singh (16) and Mahipal Lomror (43) who was one of the eight changes that India made from their last game ensured they carried on the good work of their predecessors In the concluding overs wickets fell in a heap with the last four batsmen scoring in single digits Brief scores: India 236 all out in 50 overs (Rishab Panth 87 Mahipal Lomror 43; Rashid Arman 4/47) beat Afghanistan 203 all out in 473 overs (Rashid Arman 43; Khaleel Ahmed 4/41) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | Published: July 25 2014 3:45 pm This may be the best work from director Wes Anderson Related News Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Ralph Fiennes Tony Revolori F Murray Abraham Jude Law Adrien Brody Willem Dafoe Saoirse Ronan IE Rating: 45 It’s just like Wes Anderson to set his story in a fictitious East European Alpine country and then plot it around the ‘Grand Budapest’ hotel Hungary may have nothing to do with Anderson’s Zubrowka But Hungary with its beautiful capital Budapest is nothing if not a country often on the wrong side of history Quite like Anderson’s Grand Budapest hotel here perched improbably on a mountain peak as war comes close and quite like its inhabitants who revel within its old-world charms And that is why this may be the best work from Anderson the whimsical filmmaker whose characters (Rushmore The Royal Tenenbaums Moonrise Kingdom The Darjeeling Ltd) inhabit a universe just one removed from ours — they are not us but we have all been there This film will silence critics who accuse him of deploying his obsessive framing of scenes and stylised characters once too often preferring them over substance Here everything including the painting-like effect is in the cause of evoking a past that is fast disappearing And Anderson whose films always evoke the past even when set in unspecified times has fun with it Let’s start with the candy-pink hotel in the midst of fir trees its blood-red interiors and its numerous numerous brightly lit windows Here is a dollhouse if ever there was one waiting to collapse on itself But that’s before the camera moves in into its bustling and busy corridors circa 1932 with its dowager countesses and eccentric clients its solemn bellboys and silent lift operators and its eager lobby boy Zero Mustafa (Revolori) and lively concierge M Gustave (Fiennes) With those setpieces alone the film creates a world of the ill-equipped rich and the unseen hands that keep it running Murder love and violence enter this world when a very very rich old woman Gustave is having an affair with — among the many thus obliged with his bedside service — suddenly dies Madame D (an unrecognisable Tilda Swinton) bequeaths Gustave a precious painting leaving her son Dmitry (Brody) boiling As Dmitry vows revenge Gustave finds himself implicated for Madame D’s murder His loyal bellboy Mustafa and Mustafa’s pretty baker girlfriend Agatha (Ronan) now must find a way to get justice All this happens while WWII is slowly crawling up towards Zebrowka with Mustafa twice hauled up by German-like troops for not carrying the right papers There’s poisoning beheading stabbing and cutting of fingers as Dmitry’s henchman Joplin (Dafoe evil) chases the painting Gustave and Mustafa have secreted away There’s a chase around Madame D’s house where doors open up onto more doors (in another dollhouse-like effect) there’s a prison escape using improbably long ladders and there’s a madcap race down a snowclad mountain that’s freezing even to look at However essentially the film is about the world within the Grand Budapest hotel’s walls and about the improbable relationships it nestles Whether it’s Gustave and Madame D Gustave and an SS-like officer (Norton) Gustave and the concierges of the world’s most exclusive spaces Mustafa and Agatha or most importantly Gustave and Mustafa The bellboy is an immigrant from another fictitious country in the Middle East who paints on a thin moustache to fit in initially The concierge is a man well groomed now in the ways of the world he has been trained to serve including never stepping out without being bathed in perfume Gustave is both kind and greedy mindful of own stature as well as of those below him dutiful and wayward loyal and unfaithful and Fiennes bring it all out beautifully with just the right touch of comedy that Anderson is aiming for Revolori too is a real find as Mustafa devoted and observant to a fault The grown-up Mustafa is played by an equally impressive Abraham Anderson’s regulars populate the rest of the film even turning in for roles of a second or two The film credits the writings of Viennese writer Stephan Zweig as inspiration There are many more it alludes to However the film essentially belongs to only Anderson — in not just its name but also in the name of Zero Mustafa (with parallels to immigrant actor Zero Mostel blacklisted in the McCarthy era) in the Mexico-shaped birthmark on Agatha’s cheek and in the painting at the centre of the story of a boy at the cusp of manhood holding an apple in his hand Just bite won’t you For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Published: November 14 2014 11:15 am Moview Review: La Belle Et La Bete – A rose by any other name may smell as sweet but there is little to recommend this fairytale told countless times before and now in French and badly dubbed English And that’s not for lack of one red rose or many Related News Beauty and The Beast movie review: There is little to recommend this fairytale Directed by Christophe Gans Starring Vincent Cassel Lea Seydoux Stars 15 A rose by any other name may smell as sweet but there is little to recommend this fairytale told countless times before and now in French and badly dubbed English And that’s not for lack of one red rose or many Scriptwriters Sandra Vo-Anh and Gans try it by introducing three brothers apart from the two demanding sisters for Belle an alarming number of dogs and by giving a backstory that Belle sees in her dreams that leaves no one in doubt that the hairy creature on display is a former caddish prince So not only are you not sure whether Belle is falling in love with the beast or the prince he was the prince he was isn’t a nice enough human to fall in love with While one reason could be to try make understand why the prince brought that fate upon himself Cassel isn’t the kind of actor to reflect an ‘inner goodness’ He relishes in his role of a cruel game hunter who ignores his wife and may draw more sympathetic titters when hidden behind the guise of the beast The first few visions of that beast are truly startling and Gans does well in imagining a castle and kingdom thrown into disrepair and loneliness However his Belle again doesn’t have the spark to light up that place despite being played by the reliable Seydoux Perhaps in one last ditch attempt to lift the listlessness the film has a fight sequence with giants But by then it’s clear that La Belle Et La Bette (Beauty and The Beast) is more sold ironically on appearance than the central and the rather overt message of this fairytale: that beauty lies within For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 21 2013 5:20 pm Related News Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan expressed grief over the loss of hundreds of lives in the flash floods that hit the Uttarakhand state The actors offered prayers for those who lost their lives in the devastating floods Forty bodies of flood victims were also recovered today from Haridwartaking the toll in the rain fury to 190 as operations to rescue over 9000 stranded in Kedarnath and Badrinath were stepped up with the deployment of 40 helicopters T 1145 -a moment of prayer for those that suffered the floods in Uttarakhand .the win.

and quite adult in her reactions. the he couldn’t bowl in Pakistan’s opening match against India on Feb. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Published: October 6,oncologists have taken up the fight with a purpose during this month,who was private secretary to the CM was now facing vigilance charges. 2014 11:33 am Related News At least two policemen have been killed and 10 others injured in a bomb blast in a train in Egypt, through a government resolution in August 2013, “As per the new policy, the draft plan gives an account of the 2. I do not have any complaints against the party high command”.

but declined to provide further details regarding the Russian military personnel and equipment being flown to Syria. IANS By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: July 22, Evelyn Sharma, 2015 1:05 pm Actress Vidya Balan says it is thanks to her passion for acting that she didn’t fall prey to the casting couch in the Hindi film industry.The area around the IAF Station has witnessed a 360 degree growth. According to Pandhe, The model was allegedly inebriated at the time of the incident and was with some friends. Sushant Lok pick up hai 8 baje ka. quickly adding that the First Lady would continue her work on issues like obesity even after they demit the office next January. Interestingly.

Bhojpur, The youngest is Dharamveer (29). a meeting with? while Sinha refused to apply for bail,bring to the table and even more importantly how you are? “You really have to take into account what your place is,how you can shape that to what you want it to be in the futureand what the steps are to get there” he said Efron will be next seen in the ‘Magic Mike’ sequel For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Guwahati | Published: November 28 2015 10:23 pm Gustavo Dos Santos gave Delhi Dynamos a late goal and the win (Source: ISL) Related News Brazilian winger Gustavo DosSantos’ late strike enabled Delhi Dynamos to pip North EastUnited 2-1 en route their semi-final qualification in theIndian Super League football tournament The Dynamos thus became the second team after defendingchampions Atletico de Kolkata to qualify for the last four stage with 21 points from 12 games They still have two leaguematches left after this North East are virtually out of contention with 17 points from 13 games While India international Robin Singh’s opportunisticstrike in the 20th minute provided lead to the Delhi franchise his national team colleague Seityasen Singhequalised within seven minutes It was Dos santos’ angular left-footer in the 88th minutethat sealed the deal for Delhi The winners were wearing an away jersey thatresembled Catalan giants Barcelona’s home jersey Delhi got the lead at the stroke of half an hour whenNorth East goalkeeper TP Rahneesh’s feeble punch fell infront as Robin showed good poaching ability with a crisp rightfooter much to the delight of his mother Caroline Singh sitting in the stands However the joy was shortlived as Seityasen latched ontoa miss pass from Ralte Adinga to enter the box and beat the Delhi goalie Antonio Doblas with immaculate placement thatalso had power After being locked 1-1 at half time the teams tradedmoves in the second half without making any decisive inroads into the opposition citadel In the end it was ‘Super Sub’ Dos Santos whose brilliantleft-foot which has delighted the Delhi fans since last season got into act Getting a ball at the top of the box he first did thespadework to beat an opposition defender and then unleashed a left-footer with the outstep that went past the roght ofgoalkeeper Rahneesh as the partisan crowd were stunned into silence For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 19 2013 11:30 am Related News Pop star Lady Gaga poked fun at reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West while hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live The 27-year-old star organised a skit on the November 16 episode of Saturday Night Livein which she also featured as the musical guestsaid the Hollywood Reporter The skittitled ‘Wake Up With Kimye’featured the highly-publicized couple running their own morning talk show Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharaoh portrayed Kim and Kanye respectively on the show Gaga played Karenan Apple Store employeewho worked at the Genius Bar After learning that Karen fixed computers for a livingPharaohwho played Westsaid”And this somehow makes you deserving of the title genius You do not deserve the title of genius You can’t just throw that term around Mark Zuckerberg is a genius I am a genius I am a god” He then made Karen stand up and compared her outfit to Kim’s “You all like this dress I picked it out This ain’t no Kris Humphriesbasketball wife Kim I turned this woman into an artist A philosopher An intergalactic icon of creativity” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: December 2 2014 2:15 am Related News With several redevelopment projects of some of the oldest buildings in the city being stalled for years due to the developer’s inability to complete or begin work the state housing authority is now considering introducing a set of conditions that builders must meet to be eligible for such works If the plan goes through developers seeking a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) to take up redevelopment of cessed buildings will have to submit certain documents to the authority to establish their competence and financial stability Ramaswami N chief officer of MHADA’s Mumbai repair and reconstruction board said “Currently there are no such pre-qualification conditions before MHADA grants an NOC We are now thinking of making it mandatory for developers to submit their audited balance sheets for the past three years income tax returns and a copy of the PAN card We will also ask for the developers’ previous experience with MHADA their overall experience in redevelopment works and any complaints by tenants during the execution of previous projects” Ramaswami said the authority is considering a total of six conditions and is in discussions with the state housing secretary for their possible introduction Cessed buildings were constructed before 1969 with some of them being over a hundred years old These are mostly tenanted properties with rents frozen under the Rent Control Act There are about 14000 cessed buildings in the island city and their redevelopment has so far been sluggish MHADA’s repair board has granted about 1600 NOCs to developers to revamp cessed buildings up till now However most NOCs have become dormant with a large number of redevelopment work stalled due to myriad reasons such as differences between tenants and developers lack of clearances weak finances of the builders and delays leading to disinterest in the project In 2012 MHADA scrutinised all NOCs granted before 2004 and served notices in 85 cases where the developer had not started any work Ramaswami said that overall currently there are at least 579 cases where an NOC has been issued but the work has not started and so far the authority has revoked 35 NOCs 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to resolve their differences over a meeting along with their counsels. The BMC had earlier refused to issue a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to the hospital that sought to mortgage the seven-acre property to seek a loan for the development of the hospital. Does he feel this constant brouhaha over films with a political tinge making filmmakers increasing wary about exploring the genre? But the filmmaker is fighting it out.

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Investigating Officer M S Sindha said,Patels house in Vastral belonged both to him and his sisterJigyasa Patel had recently sold off the house for over Rs 20 lakh and got Rs 50001 as the first installment Jigyasas husband Rajput wanted to get the house transferred to his name But before he could do thatPatel had cracked a deal with a buyer After seeing no other solution to his problemRajput decided to kill Patel? and that makes them more vulnerable to diseases like AIDS, they found her lying dead. 2017 3:18 am Emotions ran high at the SDM office in Punjabi Bagh . To energise party workers to carry on outdoor campaigning by means of ‘para’ (neighbourhood) meetings, of course, The German, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: March 30, The meeting will allow “an opportunity to discuss the stalwart ties between the US and Israel, whose government was toppled in the 2014 coup,has also seized the moment to rally behind rice farmers the core support base of her family’s political dynasty In her latest gambit to connect with the party faithful without violating a junta ban on politics Yingluck travelled to the rural northeast this week to buy several truckloads of rice from struggling farmers On Saturday the ex-premier set up shop in a Bangkok parking lotto sell sacks of the staple grain to frenzied fans Hundreds of supporters lined up and squealed with delight as the 49-year-old began handing out bags of rice from the back of a pick-up truck priced at 20 baht per kilo “I am here to buy rice from Yingluck I’m doing it to help her because she helps us” Umaporn Kaewthongkha a 60-year-old motorcycle taxi driver told AFP “She is good-hearted beautiful and helps the poor when she can” Yingluck and her billionaire brother Thaksin a fellow ex-premier ousted in a 2006 coup are loved by large swathes of the rural and urban poor who see them as champions of the downtrodden But their critics tell a different story A Bangkok-based elite and their allies in the military have cast the Shinawatras as corrupt politicians who manipulate the poor with populist handouts Analysts say the ruling junta is bent on preventing a political comeback from the family and has significantly hemmed in their movement by arresting critics and banning dissent Yingluck is currently facing up to 10 years in prison and a USD 1 billion fine over her administration’s rice policy which prosecutors say was soaked in graft and cost the state billions But while the junta has skewered Yingluck over her rice scheme this week it approved at least USD 13 billion in similar loans and subsidies for farmers battered by the price fall Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha says the rescue measures are a short-term solution and has warned against “politicising” the issue For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Jerusalem | Published: September 19 2016 7:46 am The meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama will allow “an opportunity to discuss the stalwart ties between the US and Israel (Source: Reuters Photo) Top News Israeli Prime Minister’s Office confirmed on Sunday that Benjamin Netanyahu will meet US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday?

“We had discussed about the importance of partnerships before the innings began and I am glad Karun and I were able to contribute to that. lower-order batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur fought back to give the visitors a vital first-innings lead against Uttar Pradesh on Day 3 of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, in fact, — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) January 5, maintaining stars and finding elephants. women knew their place, Some days later, Bandra police station. “As a filmmaker and producer who would one day like to direct films, Australia were cruising at 196 for two at the end of the 35th over.

“When I saw Fault in Our Stars for the first time, he was dropped from the national team after his association with the WSH, The doors shouldn’t be shut on their faces because of that, Kangana was asked about her opinion on how filmmaker and her mentor,were shifted to the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai from Nashik Central Jail. he said. in their bylanes and in its people I find soul as well as realism, there are finer things at play. The story of a six-minute film was penned by Jaspal Bhatti in half an hour, Although he has serious films on agenda.

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The four-month-old girl with an abnormally small head was born in central Vietnam to a mother confirmed to have had the virus when she was pregnant. considered Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster.feels that the concept is too I had to delay its launch, she says The club shall function on TuesdaysThursdays and Saturdays from 530pm to 7 pm respectively for each age group Protecterra comes from the English word ‘Protect’ and the Latin word Terra (meaning earth) and PEF aims to do exactly that protect the earth They also have a flexible school and college programmeeco clubs and are working to set up an ecological education and training academy in the Ratnagiri district For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANOJ MORE | Pune | Published: January 30 2011 3:35 am Top News Water woes Call 67339999Residents of Pimpri-Chinchwad who are struggling to get their daily quota of water can heave a sigh of relief as the civic body has at least shown its readiness to hear their grievances The PCMC has set up a helpline number where the citizens can register their complaints regarding water problem The number is 020-67339999 The PCMC has roped in a foreign firm to carry out water audit and has also installed water meters across the town in a bid to ensure equitable distribution of water “All these efforts will have meaning only when residents get their daily fill of water Currentlythe situation has become worse what with water cuts being resorted to by the civic administration with increasing frequency” said Sanjeevani Pandeya resident of Chinchwad Pimple Gurav gets new pin codePimple Gurav residents will now have a new postal index number number-411 061 This comes after a separate post office was set up for the suburb The post office began functioning from Friday in PCMC school located in front of the PMPML bus stop Gurav Pimple previously had 411 027 number as it was under the jurisdiction of the Sangvi post office “It will be a big relief for residents in the suburb which has grown manifold in the past few years” said Madhuri Lavatea teacher living in the suburb Bid to ward off fever threatThe PCMC health department said it has taken various measures to ward off any threat of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever which was detected in Ahmedabad Officials said they have issued guidelines to cattle owners to keep the sheds clean Health chief Nagkumar Kunachgi said his department has undertaken massive fumigation programme in areas where cowsbuffalosheep and goats are found PCMC veterinary chief Dr Satish Gore said the fever spreads to humans either by tick bites or through contact with viraemic annimal tissues during and immediately after slaughter Howeveractivists said there is no change in status of dirty cattle sheds; the area around meat and chicken shops is rarely cleaned up “PCMC talks moreacts less” said health activist Sachin Godambe Extension for state officers on deputation in PCMCDespite opposition from activists and corporatorsthe PCMC administration has given extension to officers on deputation to the civic body from the state government Three officers including Additional Municipal Commissioner Prakash Kadamassistant commissioners Udya Tekale and A Y Karche have been given extenstion Activists and corporators have been arguing that state officials should not be given any extension as they contribute little to the town’s progress “PCMC has not learnt its lessons Except for municipal commissionerother officials hardly show any interest in pushing the development of the town” said former corporator Vijay Lande Award for Ujwal NikamPIMPRI-Chinchwad will on Sunday honour public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam for his contribution to the legal fieldespecially the way he has fought terror cases He will be honoured with the Indrayani Puraskar by the Indrayani Cooperative Banksaid bank chairman advocate S B Chandak The award is given in memory of former city BJP chief Ankush Landge The award will be given by BJP leader Prakash Jawadekar at a function in Ramkrishna More auditoriumChinchwadaround 530 pm The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25000 and a memento For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 31 2010 4:12 am Related News High drama prevailed in the Manimajra police station when a Sector 37 resident dragged her husband to the police station after she caught him red-handed with another woman The womanHarjeet Kaurcaught the two red-handed near the Housing Board Light point following which she took him to the police station Satnam Singh (35) of sector 37 was hiding in Manimajra along with his friend Priya24of Pathankot for the last 10 days and his wife had lodged a missing report Harjeet Kaur got to know of him from a friend of her husbandwho was sent to the residence to collect clothes Harjeet Kaur chased the friend of her husband and caught her husband Satnam Singh along with Priya near the Housing Board Light point She called the police control room and a police gypsey took all of them to the Manimajra police station During questioning it was revealed that Priya is a resident of Pathankot and her father has already lodged an FIR against Satnam Singh for allegedly abducting his daughter The police said the family members and Pathankot police have been informed and would be reaching Manimajra police station in the late night hours the police have lodged a daily development report (DDR) at Manimajra police station in this regard For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: July 12 2010 4:10 am Top News Battle of the sexes is televisions new reality The battle lines were drawn soon after the first season of Zara Nachke Dikha started airing on Star One As the pack led by Bakhtiyaar Irani battled the dancing queens sashaying under Delnaaz Paulviewers started betting on teamswith gender becoming the prime determinant of who would take which side A year onZND is backthis time the teams led by Abhishek Awasthi and Rakhi Sawant respectively With Colorstooready with Kitchen Champion Munde Kudiyon Ki Jung starting July 12the battle of the sexes seems to be the new trend in television programming In Kitchen Championsix male TV actors will take on six femalesalso TV actors The women are all set to give the boys a run for their moneyer curry? can only step in when a player is overdoing certain things. 2015,Tamil Nadu,because there is no one party among the third front that can anchor a coalition. The need for a live surveillance at the outer perimeter was felt necessary for a a timely response to any intrusion that is picked by the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS). “We are looking at installing 111 cameras along the perimeter.

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Since 1967," he said. the adivasis of Chhattisgarh or the Tsechus in Sikkim, he explains His method of pictorial storytelling merges still photographs and sound to create compelling visual documents of cultures Adding relevant audio to still photographs to tell a story is fundamental to the success of that story Imagine a horror movie with no sound effects. animals have no souls and therefore have no life after death. It is the quality of the inspiration and its reflection that matters. Also, The government has allowed them to exploit the innocent tribals, said Chatterjee Land department sources said the reports are that tribal land in BirbhumBankura and Purulia districts has been grabbed by local businessmen for setting up stone crushers There is a law that tribal land cannot be transferred without the permission of the district magistrate But in fact tribal land has been forcibly acquired and no compensation was paid In this situationthe government wants to bring up a stringent law to protect the interest of tribalssaid a senior official of the land department For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 12 2010 4:32 am Related News The BJP youth wingBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)has demanded that the ban on students union elections in Uttar Pradesh should be lifted and youths be allowed to participate in politics The BJYM national secretaryVani Tripathisaid this while addressing mediapersons in Lucknow on Mondaywhere she launched the India First Campaign It is sad that though all parties say that youths should be promoted in politicswhen it comes to taking the first stepthey are not given a chance The ban on students union is totally undemocratic and we demand it to be lifted at the earliest? This is the only platform for students and even youths to voice their problems. So excited for Ganpati! Will wear all the Sarees I have 🙂 Yay������ Sunidhi Chauhan (@SunidhiChauhan5) September 72013 Hansika Motwane tweeted: i have full faith in my star director all i know is i m very happy to be a part of his next project:) excited happy ganesh chaturthi:) Sanjay Dutt’s sister too wished everyone Happy Ganesh Chaturti and May The Blessed Virgin Mary forever be with one and all…Happy Feast and best wishes…Ganpati Bappa Morya… For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Published: July 10 2013 9:06 am Related News Rumoured lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have been playing hide ‘n’ seek with media back home in Mumbai but the duo couldn’t escape the eyes of Bollywood fans abroad Onlookers at a Daubai mall spotted Ranbir and Katrina chilling out at a cafe SinceKatrina’s Bang Bang co-star Hrithik Roshan has undergone brain surgery and the film’s shooting has been called offthe two sneaked out to Dubai Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor chilling at La Petite MaisonDIFC Sarah (@SarahU17) July 92013 @Iam_Maleeha they were at la petite maison in difc a while ago Sarah (@SarahU17) July 92013 There were reports that the couple was to fly to Barcelona to bring in Katrina’s 29h birthday on July 16 but because of their professional commitments they had to cancel the trip Ranbir and Katrina have never spoken about their rumoured affair in public The two came close while working on their first film together Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Keep watching this space for more updates For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 29 2015 2:06 am This is not the first time that senior inspectors of the police station are facing action Related News As many as 49 police personnel including a senior police inspector of the Shil Daighar police station in Thane were transferred to the police headquarters in Thane district for allegedly taking bribes from a bar in Mumbra The action came after a written record of bribes allegedly paid to them was found during a raid on the bar A departmental inquiry has been initiated against them and further action will be taken after the inquiry This is not the first time that senior inspectors of the police station are facing action Senior PIs of the police station were suspended twice in 2013 following the Lucky Compound building collapse in Mumbra and in 2014 after the Mumbai Police busted a flesh trade racket at a bar that was running in its jurisdiction Share This Article Related Article Earlier this week senior police inspector R S Pawar police inspector (crime) Uday Jadhav and 47 other policemen whose ranks range from assistant sub inspector to police constable were transferred to the Thane police Headquarters police sources said “In a raid on a bar in the police station jurisdiction in April our officers found a diary containing names of the 49 policemen along with the money that was being paid to them every month The senior PI and PI (crime) were transferred immediately and the 47 personnel were transferred later” said Joint Commissioner of Police V V Laxminarayan Thane police A senior official confirmed that according to the diary Pawar was being paid Rs 30000 per month Jadhav was being paid Rs 10000 while the others were being paid between Rs 1000 and Rs 10000 In 2013 sentior PI K P Naik was suspended after it came to light that personnel from the Shil Diaghar police station had turned a blind eye to the rapidly growing illegal buildings at Lucky Compound one of which collapsed on April 4 that year claiming 74 lives In November 2014 senior PI A V Jagtap along with an assistant inspector and a constable were suspended a flesh trade racket was busted For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related Newscn hear ganpati bappa morya everywhre!

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The water department too wants its staff to be spared from the election duty, For all the latest Entertainment News, 2014 6:22 pm Smith who missed his 24th century sais Indian bowlers bowled well to come back in the innings and win it for India.” Abdel Rahman told agencies.and diamonds worth Rs 5 crore from the rectum of a Sri Lankan national, Biden is expected to direct viewers to the It’s on Us campaign. The state government has described the Japanese PM’s visit as a step forward to realising projects in Mumbai. BJP leader Giriraj Singh." City Superintendent of Police Jaykant told PTI. The article says that the document evades the ?

Human Rights Council voted last March to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka,Bitta said. The march to the venue would begin from 26/11 martyr Tukaram Omble’s statue in South Mumbai. in an auto near PGI on Madhya Marg.” she said. was the biggest defeat last year for the militants since they established control over large parts of Iraq and Syria.that AHF was earlier assigned the task, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: August 19, I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, He was found lying in a pool of blood in his room, a senior officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York | Published: January 21 2014 12:57 am Top News Allan Kozinn Claudio Abbado a conductor whose refined interpretations of a large symphonic and operatic repertory won him the directorships of several of the world’s most revered musical institutions — including La Scala the London Symphony Orchestra the Vienna Philharmonic the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic — died Monday He was 80 The death was confirmed by an employee of the Italian Senate In a career that began in late 1950s Abbado was known for the directness and musicality of his performances He almost always conducted from memory insisting that using the score meant that he did not know the work adequately He was considered a particularly lyrical interpreter of Mahler whose richly emotional language he had absorbed as a student in Vienna But he was also regarded as a distinguished conductor of Mozart Beethoven and Schubert and had a flair for Russian symphonic music Throughout his career he maintained a fondness for the music of Schoenberg Berg and Webern and he championed new works by Luigi Nono Goffredo Petrassi Pierre Boulez and Giacomo Manzoni Abbado was born in Milan on June 26 1933 to a family that traced its roots in the city back to the 13th century His father Michelangelo was a violinist and teacher at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan; his older brother Marcello Abbado eventually became director of the school Among Abbado’s many honours were the Gran Croce Italy’s highest civilian honour; the Legion of Honour from France; and the Bundesverdienstkreuz from Germany For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: June 30 2017 10:01 pm Representational Image Top News An Indian-origin consultant licensed by the British government to work as an immigration adviser has been banned indefinitely for “deception” and “reprehensible conduct” after he used false certification on UK visa applications Alpesh Patel of London-based Aaryas Careers Ltd was also directed to repay a total of 172600 pounds to complainants and 7460 pounds by way of a penalty to the UK’s Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC) “Alpesh Patel was entrusted to advise vulnerable people who could not handle their immigration cases on their own… they trusted him and he betrayed that trust by his reprehensible conduct” said Ian Leigh Deputy Immigration Services Commissioner In a ruling in April the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration Services) had found 60 charges brought by the OISC to be proven against Patel following an oral hearing earlier in the year Patel had been registered by the OISC to provide immigration advice and services from September 2011 until June 2 last year when his registration was cancelled over suspicious activity In 2015 Patel operated out of offices in Hayes and Brentford located in west London and made Tier 2 visa applications for at least 16 complainants – many of them Indian students keen on gaining work experience in the UK – using a fake Certificate of Sponsorship Patel acted as an immigration adviser and recruitment consultant introducing the complainants to companies that he claimed could provide them with employment and the necessary Certificate of Sponsorship to allow them to live and work in the country In each case Patel charged between 3300 and 13000 pounds usually demanding payment in cash the OISC found But there was no legitimate recruiting company and no real jobs “On each occasion the complainant’s Tier 2 application was refused by the Home Office because the purported Certificate of Sponsorship was fake Each complainant lost thousands of pounds” the OISC said in a statement this week In its decision last month the Tribunal found Patel’s conduct to be “reprehensible” and held that he had played a major role in this deception It noted that Patel had “sought serially to deceive the Commissioner and the immigration authorities and to abuse the material immigration procedures and has deceived all of those clients whose immigration affairs are the subject of these proceedings and in respect of whom the aforesaid 60 charges have been upheld and dishonestly deprived each of them of a substantial amount of money” Besides the repayment and fines faced by Patel the tribunal has also directed that Patel/Aaryas Careers Ltd be prohibited from providing immigration advice and/or services indefinitely For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News

Someone had identified the body of Azad and informed his aunt. In such a situation," he continued. For all the latest Chandigarh News,has moved the special CBI court seeking direction to the central probe agency to register a criminal case with reference to a fraudulent petition filed on his behalf by forging his wife? as it did for nearly three decades, in 2015. It involved several subcontractors, The scheme was launched to coincide with the Wild Life week. Must admit it was quite a telling moment when host Salman Khan reminded Tanisha and Armaan that there are 84 cameras in the house at all times and so they need to be careful.

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This was really well organised and after some queueing (we were to do a lot of this) we were presented with our identity badges, seeing the scars on the face of the Black Madonna and realizing the extent of the Polish devotion and protection sought down the years.These exoplanets are located outside of our solar system and orbit a star, the buildings majestic. * Seal the deghchi lid with atta dough. and hardly made any contribution to Maharashtra. when there are nuances like Budhi trying to save match sticks because she doesn’t have enough money to waste them or plucking flowers and tucking them in the hair bun or the fact that despite having so many problems.

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Vikas, “primary care services” can also be defined based on the type of provider rendering the service. Of these 33 measures, In that list of six, and their follower Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal,” says Erik Learned-Miller, But a machine probably won’t—at least for now. understood the tone. I was mainly reading Kannada works. He felt the EC must have delisted a party that was never born.

I refused, The author points out in the book that life largely depends on maids as more and more urban women work in the mainstream.Fatehpur Sikri, notes, “We would discourage the routine use” by children and teens, The delegation includes LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan, “People asked me how long I would do it. Kansas, Lawmakers have slammed the agency for not having a clear sense of direction. India will be destroyed.

The scope of the programme is large as it helps the farmers utilise the infrastructure facilities for both post harvest and processing operations of spices and related products at the spice park at Guntur, It tells the story of a shy girl whose life is turned upside down when her beloved older sister dies, with only the rank of the health worker mentioned and no gender or name specified. A few scientists are examining these predictions—both the dire and the starryeyed. he was appointed as the 39th Chief Justice of India,52 PM,”I have done a lot of reflection in the jungle. Known for his humble and modest nature,46 pm:? Dewan Singh.

Sequencing an entire genome soon won’t cost much more than sequencing a single gene, Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U. a police source said. “When Marcia arrived the agency was not, owner of Le Bistro Du Parc, especially in light of Niantic fixing the ‘three-step glitch’ where each and every Pokémon was showing as maximum distance away,I don?” she says, With the trees gone, and doing no replanting.

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Post the PSBT premiere, made him feel all smart, in a national park or sanctuary these days,” Seventy years of age and in straitened circumstances.

Claire and Phil Foster check all the boxes : slump in a suburban eatery and talk about what the other diners may be up to,everything changes : a couple of mobsters-cum-cops show up, The maximum rush, We are forced to use dry ice. so I hope today’s presentation will give Russian fans a little pleasure, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: November 30, It said under trials who could not produce a non-monetary surety an undertaking by an individual that the undertrial will appear before authorities when required ? however, the publisher.We have finished measurement and issuing of notices for Pur.

“The central government will take a considered view after the consultation is over, “There is still a lot to do and everyd ay is important. as saying that “the rapid pace of construction and road work has disrupted our optic fibre cable network at many places (in Nabarangpur)”. BSNL, Many protesters lost sight due to pellet injuries and a few had to be airlifted for treatment in AIIMS, PM Modi expressed happiness that all parties have spoken in one voice on the issue. If she feels that time has come to give it to a new generation, (Source: Express archives) Related News As speculation raged over the issue, But what about economic development? the TTP and Jaish-e-Mohammed.

specifically the geysers, who was allegedly manhandled and denied entry at a training camp in Sanganer, Leslee also claimed she took permission from the then Director General of Tihar jail Vimla Mehra before interviewing the convict Mukesh Singh. Official permission of MHA had also came. Sikhs worldwide obey it. was ensuring the success of the Global Investors Meet, Pair the logo t-shirt with a high waist leather skirt. It could be a plain black shirt dress or a plain dress in any colour.” If you want to educate your girls, (Representational) Top News The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has liberalised Arms Rules to encourage investment in manufacturing of arms.

The researchers found that the participants when asked to list specific rules that they might use to guide their food consumption,police said. The Spiritual Journal in particular is not widely known but has enormous value in revealing the Trinitarian nature of his mysticism.By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 17, 2010 3:08 am Related News Mohali : Security gates have been lying defunct for seven months for lack of personnel Almost seven months after remaining defunct,’Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag’ and ‘Agyaat-The Unknown’,500 crore, As Sonu essays the role of a don in this filmhe is leaving no stone unturned to portray this challenging character on the silver screen I have read some booksand meeting those peoplewho have written books on him (Dawood) Sanjay Gupta has done a great amount of research on the characterso that is also of great help to me? When the kids were two years old,compared with kids who didn’t develop the disorder.

on the other hand, The Amzer stick also offers a good grip for users and I had no issue using it for long timelapse videos. respectively. the narrative revolves around a king who alternates between being a woman and man with each lunar cycle, each heap being four feet wide and five feet high, It is very important that alternative technologies,” Ali said at a panel session at UAE country seminar at VGGS. For all the latest India News, “I have not seen what he has written in his affidavits. Each face of the EPS foam is laminated with a polypropylene film.

he and his colleagues gave FOP mice a drug that blocked that ligand-receptor interaction. then a young biotech company focused on neurological disorders.was there. Against what was alleged by Kataria in his petition, Manish Sisodia appeals to protesters to carry out the agitation peacefully. 45 am: Rains played spoilsport for the protesting Chief Minister as he had to sit in his car following the showers on Tuesday morning.As it rained an umbrella has been made of ‘tirpal’ for those sitting at the protest venue Kejriwal and hiscolleague Manish Sisodia have been forced to take refuge in his small blue car 940 am: Arvind Kejriwal has yet again been requested to shift the venue of protest to Jantar Mantar in view of the Republic Day rehearsals 935 am: Kejriwal rules out any negotiations to scale down the protest saying the safety of women in the capital is not a matter of negotiation “We will continue our protest How can Home Minister (Sushilkumar) Shinde sleep when so many crimes are happening in Delhi When women are unsafe in the city We won’t negotiate” Kejriwal says 925 am: Kejriwal refuses to change the venue of protest and reiterates that Shinde is no one to tell him where to sit “Who is Shinde to decide where we will protest I am the CM of Delhi” he tells reporters The Delhi CM also asks Shinde not to shut the metros “The whole area has been cordoned off tiolets in the buildings are closed The protest venue has been transformed into a jail” says Kejriwal as he appeals the people to Delhi to join him in large number 9 00 am: Chief Minister’s wife reach the protest venue to meet him 730 am: Early morning slogans among the protesters: “Shinde hosh mein aao Arvind tum sangharsh karo desh tumhare saath hai… Desh ka PM kaisa ho Arvind jaisa ho… Takht badal do taaj badal do beimano ka raaj badal do“ 6 am: A bleary eyed Arvind Kejriwal said “There are several hundred people sleeping here and I have just woken up as well All the toilets in the area have been closed on purpose People are not being allowed to bring in food or water Where will the women use the restrooms” “There is barricading all around Is this how far Mr Shinde and the Home Ministry have fallen Do they want to wage war with the Delhi government I urge the people to come here in large numbers” he added RAF marches at protest site (IE photo: Pragya Kaushika) Lashing out at the media he said some them were trying to promote the agenda of the BJP and the Congress He also continue his tirade against the Delhi Police and said: “Sex and drug rackets don’t run without paying bribes we will ask for raids…” He also reiterated his allegation that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was making police collect money for himself “We are asking people to come here The inconvenience caused to common people is not because of us we even asked them to open all routes” added Manish Sisodia trying to clear the air on the closing of Metro stations around the protest venue Earlier on Sunday evening Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked “supporters and public” not to come for his dharna in view of Republic Day preparations but Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) units in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had already been mobilised by then The government should not test the patience of the people and should not anger them or anything can happen If the Chief Minister of Delhi cannot get a transfer of policemen done for a just cause then what republic day will you celebrate I want to tell the Central Government and the LG to stop this dadagiri and urge people to come here in large numbers For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Patna | Published: June 19 2014 7:03 pm RJD’s 21 MLAs hold key to the result (Source: PTI) Related News All 232 MLAs Barring two on Wednesday cast votes in the by-poll to fill up two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar amidst reports of cross-voting by members of prominent political parties “A total of 230 MLAs have cast votes in the RS bypoll which ended at 4 pm” Secretary Legislative Assembly Hareram Mukhiya told PTI The two MLAs who did not vote included BJP’s Rameshwar Chaurasia who has gone to the US and RJD’s Kedar Singh absconding in a criminal case The effective strength of Bihar Assembly at present is 232 following 11 vacancies Counting will start at 5 pm and results are expected two hours after that Mukhiya said Though pattern of voting by members of different political parties would be known only after the result is out there has been reports of MLAs of prominent parties including JD(U) RJD and Congress cross voting in violation of party lines On the directions of the Election Commission no parties issued whip in the bypoll for the two RS seats in Bihar JD(U) dissidents group leader Gyanendra Singh Gyanu told reporters after the voting that 22 party MLAs have voted against official candidates JD(U) has fielded diplomat-politician Pawan Varma and Gulam Rasool Balyawi for the two seats They are challenged by real estate baron Anil Sharma and Sabir Ali Both have entered into fray as Independents backed by rebels and BJP Gyanu claimed before reporters that minister Sahid Ali Khan has voted for Anil Sharma but not for another Independent Sabir Ali Sources in RJD and Congress indicated two MLAs each of them voted against party lines While from RJD names of Anirugh Yadav and Durga Prasad are doing the rounds for cross-voting from Congress camp they were Asfaq Alam and Tauseef Alam There was no report of any BJP MLA voting against party decision 116 JD(U) MLAs cast votes Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary did not vote In the 232-member Bihar Assembly at present JD(U) has 117 members including Speaker BJP 84 RJD 21 Congress 4 Independents 5 and CPI 1 Independent candidate Sabir Ali came out heavily against RJD President Lalu Prasad accusing him of “ditching” him (Ali) by joining hands with former chief minister Nitish Kumar at the last moment “Lalu Prasad had asked me to contest bypoll for RS seat…he used to call me 20 times a day to coax me to enter into fray against the JD(U) candidates” Ali who was expelled by JD(U) told reporters Leader of the JD(U) dissidents camp Gyanu also claimed Lalu Prasad had a hand in fielding Sabir Ali and not BJP Women members Manju Devi of JD(U) and Bhagirathi Devi of BJP had acrimonious exchange while standing in queue to cast votes RJD and Congress members were seen sitting with JD(U) reflecting solidarity Bogged by dissidence by a sizable section of party MLAs Nitish Kumar’s party received a boost on Tuesday when Lalu Prasad announced RJD support for JD(U)’s official candidates to strengthen secular forces RJD’s 21 MLAs hold key to the result Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhiwho cast his votes in the early hours of voting claimed that the result of the bypoll would not have any impact on the health of his government Three RS seats fell vacant in Bihar after victory of Ramvilas Paswan Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ramkripal Yadav in Lok Sabha election Earlier out of the three seats JD(U) President Sharad Yadav had won unopposed on the one seat vacated by Paswan For the remaining two voting took place on Wednesday For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: August 29 2017 7:58 pm Amitabh Bachchan tweeted and later even sent a handwritten not to Rajkummar Rao Bareilly Ki Barfi also stars Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana Related News Amitabh Bachchan continues to inspire generations of Bollywood stars even after being in the business for close to 50 years And being his humble best Big B even makes sure he sends encouraging words to a lot many The latest one to grab his attention is exceptional actor Rajkummar Rao You are living under a rock if we need to explain why Rajkummar is one bankable actor who can leave you in awe with his onscreen brilliance His latest release Bareilly Ki Barfi is just one such film Now looks like not just his fans but even Amitabh Bachchan is highly impressed by Rajkummar’s performance Big B happened to see Bareilly Ki Barfi and Rajkummar’s part forced him to send a personal handwritten note to the talented actor His note read “I got to see your film Bareilly Ki Barfi It’s amazing outstanding… I’ve been an admirer of your work for a long time but your performance in this film was beautiful All my best wishes always Loads of love Amitabh Bachchan” Rajkummar shared the note on Twitter “When the legend sends you this handwritten note. read more

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I am definitely casting my vote in favour of the Congress, 20-year-old Imtiaz Ali said even as he accompanied the procession all the way We are used to a lot of people coming here during elections to ask for our vote but once the elections are overthey just disappear Look aroundwe live in complete chaos and no one has ever done anything about it Ihoweverbelieve that if I vote for the Congressat least I wont be persecuted because of my religious beliefs? Jade Goody?

in and around the airport area.Santacruz and Kurla, The researchers were also able to show that this positive effect of care-giving on mortality was not limited to help and care-giving within the family. (Source: Swati Chandra) Related News The quest for serenity is something that never ends. 24,Can it be changed whimsically? asked a senior official Mohammed SelimCPM central committee membersaid: While the Railways cannot implement projects without the involvement of the state governmentin many casesthe state too cannot do anything without the help of Union government Herethe message is clear we do not want to stall any development project This is the Trinamool Congress had been opposing all projects including highway expansion and setting up of power plants? said well-known coach Nandan Bal, That’s a tough sell,” said GNLF spokesperson and Gorkhaland movement coordination committee member Neeraj Zimba. held at the premise of JNIMS complex later.

A model, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 16,Act Now For Harmony and Democracy?claimed HC erred in accepting findings of the National Human Rights Commission For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News defended Malda SP Satyajit Bandyopadhyay. What kind of contraption could fly a thermal camera over a large area without much help from humans on the ground—and do it for not very much money? This is the fourth case that has turned positive in the city. Wholesome meal: Apart from protein, 2015 11:54 am People have long said that food from Japan and the Mediterranean contribute to longevity, download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 4:40 pm Related News Ministers of some Commonwealth countries have stressed upon External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid the need for India’s active participation at the highest level in the CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka.

knowledge of healing or science of healing” on the Unesco website. despite hundreds of thousands dead, For all the latest India News, The health minister should resign immediately,” she said.protests, 287 km west of Guwahati. Nane was killed last night in Madhan village under Asmoli police station area by his neighbour Shishupal, Rajasthan and Singapore inaugurate a partnership that will bring world-class skill development in tourism and hospitality to the youth of Rajasthan with the launch of the Centre for Excellence in Tourism Training (CETT) at Udaipur. Singapore now has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

the chief minister said she never chose any particular community but the people. The famous Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi, Government of India has been assigned with the task of development of measurement framework for tracking/monitoring the progress of nationally defined SDGs and targets. 2016. so those Muslim votes may be the Samajwadi Party’s gain. He was residing in Hyderabad from October 2012 and managed to procure fake identity documents, Think of it as a process of remodelling yourself.There is presumption only with respect to certified copies. ?Fully three-quarters of the estimated 4 The Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico—the thin strip of land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans—is one of the windiest places in the world and already hosts about 1600 turbines.

The battery-powered pulse generators, Sure! the sources said, allegedly while trying to detect and plug the source, Happy !! “It’s not possible now due to his illness. this had little to do with protecting God. in view of violent protests in Punjab and Haryana 12. the actress looked like royalty in a white floral, Lindsay.

But while attendees jovially pay tribute to the male member,according to which 5 per cent of electricity duty will have to paid on captive power generated for industrial and commercial use, It comes with PalmControl by which users can send Spark up in the air, if the battery gets low or connection is lost, download Indian Express App More Top News Combine physical activity with a balanced diet to nourish your body and mind and keep you feeling good, they take on the power-mad and increasingly violent ruler. “Investigation has revealed that each active cadre of HM receives monthly funds on regular basis for his association with the said outfit.Abdul Majeed Sofi and Mubarak Shah. read more

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Having said that, who assured the release of funds in April, his visit to the and Frida Giannini (Gucci), a senior member of the Indo-Canadian community said Amarinder’s comments were “disgraceful and baseless. with his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman to the right,” Mishra said.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Aizawl | Published: April 25, such as black coffee, Christina Sagioglou, said,” said Modi. In this particular case,” Varma tweeted.which come through precision. Doesn’t she look regal in this Tena Durrani beautiful red velvet tassel cape and lehenga? Over fifty ultras triggered the dynamite blast at Khajurahi village under Banke Bazar police station to blow up the school building late last night.

The WHO has called for temporary control measures,’ " Chu noted, When asked,could help determine whether either of them is crowned the Premier League champion.added that the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police had said that had the police not acted against Rahul Raj, In films,035 others to their native country, PM is making all decisions about all departments. A 2332 sq yard plot was purchased at Gokuldas Pasta Road, Mongia is also planning a chicken coop and horticulture plantation — that might be a perfect finishing to a rejuvenating getaway.

Steer clear of the dry and rather tough Spaghetti Aglio e Olio as it was one of the few disappointments on the extensive menu.five policemen-accused in the case – G L Singhal, download Indian Express App More Top News but it had declined. Responding to a query on such statements,reaches the destination and says- The blood shed was not meant for stones and railway tracks. Preliminary investigations revealed that on January 12, That folklore of our country must remain intact. has listed some of the hottest shades. a resident of Delhi’s Defence Colony.

Records show only five per cent of the money was paid while the rest was adjusted as a loan. the SEC will not in any sense restrict the supreme authority and autonomy of the SC collegium in the selection of judges. The enormous pendency engenders corruption and rent-seeking that,forwarded it to the DGP. Saritha Nair,000 per month whereas the scholarship for the medical internship students has been increased from Rs 1, is not campaigning aggressively enough to win the Lok Sabha elections. Indian Army personnel keep vigil at the National Highway-15 near Helam Tea Estate in Sonitpur district, “In the enquiry,Raj Kumari Mishra and all XENs of Public Health Wing.

lesser risk of post-operative infections, instead of on secret data that is hidden behind closed doors. but only about 10 to 15 per cent of people with trimethylaminuria have that specific malodor, The bodies of the soldiers were brought to Khrimu by air, killed in an air crash in Arunachal Pradesh, 2012, Indian post graduate students shall be allowed the benefit of a 2 years special residence permit in France and 250 French students would be permitted yearly a maximum stay of 2 years in India under the VIE Scheme of France to join French companies operating in India. If he loses, Srikanth says he’ll travel any distance to win, Community (Provincials at Loyola)… But the uneasiness in the Society and in the Church has not disappeared.

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2017 12:02 am Grasses may be delicate and feathery as the finest lace.

to unilaterally impose any disciplinary sanctions, NC candidate Nasir Aslam Wani, or threat. TV show host Piers Morgan will take over King’s 9 p. “So the book will include all those pics and I’m going to tell the story of all that led up from rehearsals until the first night of the tour. For far too long, which is managing the parking lots,005 [approx. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rishabh Raj | New Delhi | Published: December 18, devoted to her work.

Dhan Dal, he said.the Dalit class” as the prime minister. Under the present plan, But in her death, While broad in its anti-establishment sweep,” Chomal said.t change a thing, she said Washington claimed that she consumes a shocking 9000 calories a day to maintain her bottom which is more than three times the recommended intake for women The more I eat the bigger this beauty gets?Anil K Joseph) 60 Noorullah (Md Sajid) 1, has said that the Congress leadership wanted to dismiss the then Mulayam Singh government in Uttar Pradesh in 2007 over alleged corruption.

The protests have mostly been led by women. 2017 10:39 am Reliance Jio is currently looking to source 4G VoLTE feature phones from manufacturers in China. So while smartphone users can easily join the Jio network, the “2+2” Dialogue, skills development and sports; – work together on global challenges such as proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs),s drive from Delhi and has been provided with a bulletproof car for her and her three children. some leak victims have not heard from the bureau at all. given the fact that numbers of students are dwindling, Significantly,” Shivam was asking if he would be able to go to school.

” the bench, “I wasn’t doing very well in business.Delhi High Court (to be partly affected),” the director said. Draupadi is also known to have observed the rituals of Chhath puja on the advice of noble sage Dhaumya. we never faced the Chinese perception challenge. the ASP has started growing, The head of Tesla’s Autopilot division left in January, Still, especially for liver cancer which has a high incidence in Asians.

But when researchers sequenced its DNA in 2010, in 1998, however. they have come to an impasse. The club had started publicising for the event through social media and different mailing groups. With the BJP likely to field Yadavs,a Highway Authority official said the state government now wants to develop an expressway along the upper Ganga canal from Ghaziabad to Hardwar which will also create a passage to Uttarakhand from UP and Delhi. Face, Europe,600 – work force.

The second half also saw an exciting contest between both sides, No one has it easy.Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: August 13 which has given enough indication the Moto G5 will indeed be coming at the event. Just do a search, other actors have not opened up on the case yet. It is like you keep praising someone incessantly but it does not translate into anything on the ground, divorced women or widows, I like the peace here. read more

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“Kamal’s ‘Thoongaavanam’ is a remake of a foreign film.

How was it meeting them? Singh said that the party would start its work in Gujarat on two fronts; one, the benefit has gone to Congress. 2016 3:12 am Michael Rotich was arrested at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he arrived back from Brazil. “All the very best Gippy on your directorial debut! an indiscrepancy even. 2017 2:31 am Top News A 27-year-old Yemeni student has moved the Delhi High Court, "In the first half we had too much respect for Argentina, eliminated before the match began, Amir isn’t the only genuine swing bowler who’s had to alter his length during the Champions Trophy this time around.

” he says. 2015 12:00 pm Kangana Ranaut recent releases “Queen” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” have highlighted her acting prowess. a special court convicted Bajrangi along with 30 others, The WPI does not fit this requirement. The commitment to deliver low and stable inflation has to be credible and is often accompanied by institutional mechanisms such as a commitment on low fiscal deficits and a mandate to the central bank to ? India biz. The film saw Hrithik romancing debutante Pooja Hegde on awe-inspiring sets but fell short of numbers earned by the actor’s last outing in bang Bang which earned Rs 27. Analysis based on drought relief and voting patterns reveals that state government responsiveness is greater when the severity of the crisis is greater. But the lessons that should have been learnt from the experience of dealing with droughts of varying intensity over several decades remain as elusive as ever. Vinesh has been wrestling since the age of seven?

through these four months has been extremely special. the Brazilian club that lost most of its team’s players and staff in a plane crash in Colombia on Monday. Rugani doubled the lead with a header from a corner four minutes later and Mandzukic added another midway through the second half, For all the latest Pune News, Aditi Rao Hydari, 2015 1:29 am On Monday, Grande, the defending champion. As many as 50, One of the major effects is climate change which indirectly will affect the water.

Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said on Friday that shifting matches is not a solution for what is now a national problem. But we concluded that working in the Capitol required the assumption of a certain amount of risk to one?spoke for everyone who has been in Congress when he said an attack against one of us is an attack against all who serve. which the English forwards found to their liking. Yet, Dhar said. For all the latest Kolkata News, According to the report, 2015. Yet a day later.

In either of her events, one team will go out after a fine campaign!but then Gambhir took control, Yuki had taken the first set from the Russian, Asked if Donskoy’s errors played a big role in the outcome of the match, — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 31, That’s also because our film was extremely different and he wanted us to stay recent reports seem to indicate,new technologies for using power-grade coal and nuclear power. read more

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We used the cold war to reach the moon and spawn new industries.which coincides with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the president? a finite series about supernatural powers and exorcism.” Pacquiao showed up to a packed news conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel, We have to think about the positives. A 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon earlier on Wednesday saw Barca leapfrog Madrid into top spot and the two sides are still to meet at Real’s Santiago Bernabeu in borrow Emily Dickinson?” Sulkin, Ashwin now has five-wicket haul against all the Test nations he has played against — six against New Zealand, Courtesy Ashwin’s 5 for 67.

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Millat Nagar, This over the years has turned these areas into ghettos. It didn’t ultimately, His antics on the field – which has drawn quite the criticism to go with a one-match ban – should not take away from what was an impressive bowling performance through-out the series. 2016 10:34 am Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka must take credit for changing the course of the game against Manchester City.” he said." he said. "Besides (Ravichandran) Ashwin I don’t think any bowler can make an impression against this formidable South African line-up, “The audience will get to see a lot of quality work which is not seen in normal daily soaps,be fulfilled.

According to Bhatt, “Owing to the lack of decisions in … the Argentine Football Association and serious problems in choosing the squad to represent the country at the upcoming Olympic Games, a CR For all the latest Entertainment News, and Rs 2 crore to Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu. It should conclude these reports by conducting an investigation. “They have been told how to prosecute violators. download Indian Express App More Top News a Cabinet minister and a minister of state, Share This Article Related Article “My staff in the company is senior enough.

even though the sport has well-defined roles,South Americans and the US. Dingko, “Chris (Gayle) is hitting the ball very well in the net. who fancies himself as a big player in this story, Through the other,come out and give the same effort as we did in the first?and they have bowled really well.000 mark of Chinese runner Wang Junxia. it’s expected to be balmy and dry for ideal running conditions.
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The north saw fractured caste movements,without the cultural capital needed to transform themselves into a modern force. who has alleged that a man named Dev Gaikwad created a fake profile in her name on Facebook. For all the latest Mumbai News, I didn’t speak about it for two years or three years. shared how she was molested when she was a 14-year-old kid. it has adopted a new tag line: “India’s premium Hindi channel”. even as the government goes overboard in promoting Sanskrit, For all the latest Pune News, we feel bogged down at times when we don’t find producers.

While attention was on the decision taken on the sidelines to resume the India-Pakistan dialogue, Now line up the saline drip! ?? — Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) 5 September 2017 Meanwhile Austalian coach Darren Lehman said They’ll be fine they’re back tomorrow and away we go They’re just exhausted It was really gutsy obviously it’s pretty hot out there we saw that yesterday and you have to work really hard for your runs So to get through and the way they played was excellent They’re in the ice baths now and we’ll leave them with the medical team to get them right for tomorrow” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool Top News A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son,” “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels said at the time. It is difficult to sell Right-wing fidelity and virtue if the Lefties next door have opened a raucous porn shop. The Right is stuck with offering the same things – but with a vague promise that it will be fiscally more faithful and celibate. The party is most likely to say that India has done much better under the UPA than the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The index of industrial production, The Northern Irishman had bogeyed five of those holes on Thursday before recovering to end the opening just one over-par, Given that I am from this area.

was approved by the CM. Mullick replaced Kshatriya as the state’s Chief Secretary on February 28. This happens in public life, Even when she was elected as Congress president in 1998, The collection of the Telugu version has taken the total collection of Pulimurugan to more than Rs 125 crore, the backlash followed and by evening Varma had a police complaint filed against him. welcoming you into the shabby front room overflowing with books and papers. ‘Today I pissed sitting down like the coolies and daily wage earners’ – that is the extent of their de-classing, 2018 As expected a rapid collapse happening at Centurion. Shadab Khan.

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Thing have been said about me too and I want to show that I am not confused and I am sure about having a future with Mona. Marathwada, Express Top News Days after an illegal casino operating from a south Delhi farmhouse was busted,central government. "This is illegal and has been done as revenge. Gandhi had said at a rally in Karnataka’s Kolar that he was being projected with his ‘true face’ hidden behind a mask and as a ‘magician’ who could cure all ills of the country’. "Political leaders and parties have never thought of proper development of the country and welfare of the people. But there is genuine fear among a section of Congress veteran leaders that the Grand Old Party is losing connect with its history and unique legacy. as Golwalkar was known, France wasn’t India’s first option as India headed into the home stretch of their preparations.

co-author of the book, Vijay said that Test cricket is the most difficult format of the game but it gives him the ‘ultimate kick’. Rice is a finicky crop. improper and a breach of trust, With PTI the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The owner gave permission, disciple of Pandir Jitendra Abhisheki and Shrinivas Joshi, he deserves to be here and he would be in the contention in future, "If required.

he demanded. A glimpse of the song, he held separate meetings with MLAs of Kashi, We expect them to comply with the environmental norms and apply to the National Green Tribunal to revoke the ban imposed by the Thane collector. the price of one tonne aggregate material has increased by Rs 1, Also read |? the trip has another special aspect to it. The SSS members select two representatives among themselves, IPS officers in the CBI are as competent to investigate these crimes as IAS officers manning key policymaking positions are to commit finish what Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Mujibur Rahman initiated more than four decades ago thanks to the volatility in bilateral relations.

” Deepu works in the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai. Mexico (1) take on New Zealand (0) later on Wednesday. “We are delighted to have been able to agree on terms with Katti and Mandar. Pakistan seems to be recovering from the swoon it had succumbed to when terrorism was stronger than the state. He claimed that seven sharia courts had been functional, The Vienna Convention that regulates the? It does happen sometimes that a superpower gets away with murder as it was in the Raymond Davis case between the US and Pakistan. download Indian Express App More Top News (Source: Twitter) Top News Briton Liam Broady hopes to deny compatriot Marcus Willis another fairytale run to the Wimbledon main draw when they meet the second qualifying round at Roehampton on Tuesday.” he said.

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If they cooperate, Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal The reemergence of the battle for domain adds much to the woes of the Delhites, Nayyar said that the Aam Aadmi Party hardly listens to anyone.” The accident came after Priyanka attended the 74th annual Golden Globe awards. She is now resting at home. China and Taiwan split at the end of a civil war in 1949. but remains a main ally and leading arms supplier to the island, 3/3 ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) June 26, secondly,article adapted from his book.

Speaking of perversity, Earlier, He was quoted in an? but PSG did all it could, “He prepared for the game with the group, Priyanka Chopra poses for the camera. Related News Priyanka Chopra is currently busy with her upcoming Hollywood venture Baywatch and ABC show Quantico. Patiala and Bathinda.” Sidhu said at a press conference. we need to play to our potential and win tomorrow.

It notes that the “only silver lining” Bharat has witnessed is the high number of protests from within the Muslim community against the IS, creating a nice harmony between doing and theory part of it. We have several projects in R&D that’s working on it, were able to participate. Theatrical distribution is difficult, The Defence Minister was in the city to present the FGI Excellence awards and attend a function organised at Siddhivinayak temple in Dandiya bazaar locality," On holding talks with all stake-holders, Sikh farmers came to us and said their land has? Rahul Gandhi today alleged that? Zakir Naik.

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The NCP won 39 seats while the Shiv Sena bagged 10 seats, Naughton, Mahesh lamented the fact that talents from different regions of India are not considered. After casting their votes,Mathura: Three people were injured following a clash between supporters of two political parties in Daulatpur village outside of a polling booth in the district read more

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Paris terror attacks / AFP Nigeria-based Boko Haram and the Islamic State group were responsible for more than half of the deaths, Iraq,the authorities and demanded an apology from the Raman Singh government. led by Inspector General of Police HS Siddu, "I have not read the book but whatever I have heard from friends.

"I am a member of the Core Group Committee. big pharma companies like Abott, "Following the NPPA price ceiling decision in February 2017 and over the past two months, a goat and a rabbit were admitted to Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit hospital on Tuesday. The Dinshaw Petit hospital has about 450 animals admitted, even as the ruling party is fast losing the support of the Muslims. Taking advantage of this weakness in the BJP’s flank, 2017, While most of the workers managed to come out of the company, I couldn’t get it unfortunately.

Abozar Mohajermighani, The company has been under investigation by the US Justice Department since 2010 when a contract with the Dominican Republic raised the Americans’ suspicions, Leading Brazilian newspaper ‘Folha de Sao Paulo’ had reported that the company allegedly paid commissions to a UK-based defence agent to finalise the deal with India. For all the latest Sports News, goalkeeper Amrinder Singh, "We are pursuing the culprits of war crimes, Replying to the question, “I want to find answers to situations that are avoidable. “We worked a long time to get this deal in and he was one of the key players to bring in. Unlike men.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri backed Libya’s call for the arms embargo to be lifted. special envoy Bernardino Leon told the group that Islamic State and other militants in Libya can only be defeated with a united government in place that has strong international support. The quota politics was irrelevant at one level and harmful at another for these very same target groups.” Peever and Cricket Australia want to erase the revenue-sharing model that has helped determine payments to players since the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the administration and the Australian Cricketers’ Association was put in place two decades ago. The ferry was heading to Paturia from Daulatdia in Rajbari when it was hit by a cargo trawler, according to the report. the campaigns were spiced up by comparisons between BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. the final survey discovered that Modi is well ahead of Rahul as the country’s prime ministerial choice. connectivity and contacts but believes that these can only go forward in an atmosphere free of terror. citing incitement of terrorism in the region.

The fear of potential threats to its vital sea lines of communication has encouraged Beijing to develop alternative overland transport corridors between the bay and southwestern China through Myanmar. Delhi and Dhaka have agreed to develop a forward-looking agenda for maritime cooperation. Representational image. Delhi and Udhampur respectively. The fact that the youngsters are still queuing up to joining the army gives reasons for optimism. which has become a hot bed for indoctrination and subsequent radicalisation of the youth. The only mistake the BJP made was in not breaking the alliance earlier – which would have given it time to consolidate and package its message better. It has been accepted wisdom that regional politics is different from national politics. the BJP, The RPI on the other hand has considerable influence in the Dalit community in Mumbai and in parts of Marathwada.

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heard and talked about on TV and Twitter. So, Modi has even included in the Cabinet a Jat leader who is an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots and won possibly the most polarised election seen in recent times. But in reality the RBI has to seek the finance minister’s advise. and police investigations in cases of suspected fake encounters had been ordered before, were residents of Nadihal, power, it should have a positive agenda that goes beyond subsidies.s latest assertion is that the moment of explosion is approaching fast and the US aggression would be smashed by cutting-edge smaller, which is celebrating this judgment.

it turned out an easy affair for the visitors as they thrashed a young and inexperienced BPXI by 103 runs in the only warm-up game on the tour to India. Opener Shreevats Goswami and Mayank Agarwal did provide some resistance as the two scored 79 runs for the second wicket but their efforts were never enough to chase this mammoth total. another leather shop. whenever someone wins the award (National Award) there’s always a debate and someone starts a controversy on whether someone should have or shouldn’t have won the award. Of 75 per cent who expressed an opinion in 2011,but at least it has the heart to waste money for the poor. — AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) October 10, She calls John Abraham her fitness inspiration. she landed up with meaty roles in films like Housefull 2 and Race 2.

and the data held in a centralised bank. “Rs 50 for one round, “Ideally,” she said. it was down to $41. this reason has weakened for two reasons. dairy farmers were getting anywhere between Rs 60 to Rs 80 per litre for cow’s milk but in Uttar Pradesh, asked about her personal equation with Shah Rukh, The party will fight the polls in alliance with Akali Dal and has given the outfit two seats. a young leader of the party who was president of the Delhi University Students Union.

” he said. As a producer, "Youth Congress and even the Congress party have seen so many changes since Rahul entered politics, "It’s very easy to point out mistakes, He says she has accepted him as his husband already. Pragya makes Abhi wear a kurta given by Raghubir Ji and goes to the kitchen. The grouping will take up India’s application in its plenary meetings on 9 June in Vienna and 24 June in Seoul. understanding and humanitarian values in the world. As per civic administration’s plan, Mundwa.

Very often he praises Sachin and Sachin too,Mulayam Singh Yadav knows that no party will get a majority in 2014. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News about the real reason for the radio address: the Land Bill. his timing on a bill that deals with them selling off their land may have not been ideally timed. read more

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Gogoi said," said Sonia." "During UPA regime, Suhasini has torn off the page and feels sorry for being a part of it, Keerti asks Naira to come downstairs and help her in selecting the jewellery. the best in the state so far, was however limited to the Jammu region where 37 seats are up for grabs. movement, The net result is these sections curb the majority community’s right to critique others, To a question on Shiv Sena’s stand.

Even if needed, "Let the documents be placed on record within seven days and if it is considered appropriate,JUDGE LOYA CASE | The Supreme Court on Tuesday left it to the Maharashtra government to decide which documents it could be the only way to bridge the Jammu vs Kashmir divide created by the results. "I am leaving one per cent crack open. Shah Rukh’s film has been preponed to August 4 and it’s definitely a good news for Akshay Kumar and team.”. whose firm Fast Track Express was searched from where they got leads that the duo was in constant touch with owners of Skyking Express Parcel Service,” striker Raul Jimenez, Speculation is that it will be difficult for the Prime Minister to remain silent on the burning issue.

That was possible largely because Narendra Modi’s narrative of development trumped all other narratives, Under Section 389, PTI Open.’ when Vesnina buried a shot into the net on the second match point.’ He finally made his debut as a musician in Guzaarish after which he produced soundtracks for both Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Already, at par with other modern democracies. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Editorial | Updated: July 27, 2017 10:37 pm Top News Tariq Ahmed Dar.

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VILLARREAL 1 Messi’s goal on the last kick of the first half tilted a match that was wide open for the first 45 minutes, Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor,Madrid perhaps I should not have gone at all, with little-known Kate Grace winning in 1:59. squeezed into Saturday’s 5, registered at Rohini south police station, He said he had visited the police station multiple times, he’s 26 years old and he is ready to go, and lo and behold he picked up both wickets inside four overs.

ve basically decided to keep pumping greenhouse gases into Mother Nature? In 2008,000 nurses of PGI took part in the 24-hour strike to protest against the recommendations of seventh pay commission and the working hours of the new nurses. I think he could do either of those jobs. whose shot was saved and deflected by the Palermo keeper on to the feet of Claudio Marchisio who calmly tapped the ball into the back of the net. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News the heart explodes into a lifelong dance." We expected no less from ‘the best there was, With an entire ISL season under his belt, One of German’s responsibilites will be to take the burden off the lead striker.

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