AMF CIO warns to prepare for lower-return environment

first_imgThe 2016 return was up from 5.3% the year before. AMF said its five-year average return rose to 8.5%.During last year, AMF put aside SEK20.3bn in higher yield guarantees for customers with its collectively agreed labour-market pension SAF-LO.Even after this move to strengthen guarantees, AMF’s solvency level of 190% was still the highest among comparable companies, it said, giving room for manoeuvre within asset management.AMF said a high solvency level allowed it to invest in social infrastructure assets and real estate, which it had increasingly done in recent years to improve risk diversification and cope with low interest rates.The solvency level has fallen from 211% at the end of 2015.Premium income for AMF’s traditional pensions insurance fell slightly to SEK16.01bn in 2016 from SEK16.24bn in 2015.At group level, AMF’s total assets under management rose to SEK563bn at the end of December 2016, from SEK527bn a year before.AMF has around 4m members and is jointly owned by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO. AMF, the SEK562bn (€59.4bn) Swedish occupational pension scheme, has warned members to lower expectations even as it posted a 7.3% gain for 2016.Marcus Blomberg, acting CIO at AMF, said: “Our investments in real estate and infrastructure continued to give very strong returns in 2016, and the return on equities was also really good.“That said, there is still reason to emphasise that we are apparently moving towards a lower-yield environment.”Even though AMF had a long-term investment horizon and a strong financial position to help mitigate the expected downturn, it was not reasonable to expect the levels of return that had been achieved recently to be maintained over time, Blomberg warned.last_img read more

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Ambachtsheer urges pension investors to quit tobacco investing

first_imgTobacco caused “widespread suffering” and related investments therefore carried “undue reputational risk” if ethical issues associated with tobacco were not tackled, Ambachtsheer said.“Please take a moment to imagine a front page headline announcing your fund is an investor in organisations involved in all this,” he said. “In my view, it adds up to considerable reputational risk for your fund.”On the Record: How important is a pension fund’s reputation?“In today’s society, growing emphasis is placed on corporate image and brand. There is also a greater demand for responsibility. We see that responsibility strengthens our reputation, supports our business and allows us to distinguish ourselves.”– Vappu Aura, marketing and communications director at Ilmarinen, €38.3bn Finnish pensions insurerRead September’s ‘On the Record’ for more on how pension funds think about their reputation.It is not just large institutional investors that have abandoned tobacco, with smaller UK local government pension schemes having made moves in this direction, too. Ambachtsheer said that in addition to ethical arguments, there was a financial case to be made against tobacco investments. These carried “undue financial risk in exposing investors to a continuously increasing volume of legislative/regulatory and litigation actions”, he said. The case against tobacco exposure had become increasingly accepted by institutional investors around the world, according to Ambachtsheer.If pension organisations had not yet turned away from tobacco, they should ask themselves why not, he said. Investing in tobacco is unethical and financially risky, and any pension funds with exposure should seriously consider divesting, according to Keith Ambachtsheer.In his view, investing in tobacco amounted to a breach of pension investors’ fiduciary obligation, he said. This was a duty to ensure investment decisions pass “reasonable ‘ethics’ tests” and “reasonable ‘no undue risk’ tests”.“I have come to the view that tobacco investments fail both tests,” the renowned pensions expert said in his latest monthly newsletter as CEO of KPA Advisory Services.Tobacco investments were not ethical, Ambachtsheer said, because they amounted to an endorsement of a product that is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the world today, and is known to impede the achievement of 13 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The industry has also made use of child labour, according to the International Labour Organisation. Keith Ambachtsheer at the 2015 IPE Conference & Awards“Possibly, it is because no-one to date has placed the ‘tobacco-free’ action item on the organisational decision agenda,” he said. “After all, the manufacture and sale of cigarettes is not illegal, and investment returns have been good. Further, making investment decisions with ethical connotations can be awkward.“It is my hope that this letter will trigger the appearance of tobacco investing on your organisation’s decision agenda soon. The case for divestment is growing stronger year by year.”    Earlier this year, France’s pension reserve fund and Australian asset manager AMP Capital decided against investing in tobacco on grounds that overlapped with some of those outlined above.At the time, AMP Capital CEO Adam Tindall said the firm was “not prepared to deliver investment returns to customers at any cost to society”. Fonds de reserve pour les retraites, meanwhile, referred to tobacco consumption as “a scourge”.French insurer AXA Group last year announced it was divesting from the tobacco inudstry. The case was clear, said its CEO Thomas Buberl:  “The human cost of tobacco is tragic – its economic cost is huge.” The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) last year decided to uphold a long-standing ban on tobacco investments despite a study prepared for its board that showed divestment had cost the pension fund some $3bn (€2.5bn) in missed gains. Its board also voted to extend the ban to externally managed portfolios and affiliated funds.last_img read more

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Travis Schultz’s property dreams revealed

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMy current home is in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. It’s blessed with a magic northerly view and is walking distance to the township. Being set on 1.61ha, offers a delightful treescape and privacy such that you wouldn’t know that you were still living in suburbia. FIRST HOME Travis Schultz, principal of Travis Schultz Law at home in his wine cellar.Queenslanders love real estate and talking about their homes.High profile personal injury lawyer, Travis Schultz, principal of Travis Schultz Law with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, reveals his property dreams. My first home was at run down two storey renovator that was without doubt the worst house on the best street.It was a real stretch for me to buy a canal home at the time, but I knew I wanted to be on the water. CURRENT HOME RELATED: To describe it as being in a state of “disrepair” would be overly charitable to the dwelling. It had been tenanted and the pool could have been mistaken for a swamp. I felt as though I needed to update my tetanus shots before I walked in the front door! It was, however, a great location and the best I could afford at the time. DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<center_img FANTASY HOME My dream home would probably be a shack somewhere right on the beachfront with a view of the water. Maybe somewhere in the Whitsundays? Ironman Matt Bevilacqua’s life at Broadbeach Waters If money was no object, I’d love nothing more than owning a chateau somewhere in Bordeaux or the Languedoc, but there’s probably a dozen places I’d like to locate my holiday home! Building new? Curves are on trend MORE: How to beat Brisbane’s median by $200klast_img read more

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Real Madrid reject Man City interest in Raphael Varane

first_img The French international was linked with a possible exit from the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. Read Also: Former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid boss dies at 71However, Los Blancos are likely to reject any interest in Varane, who has a bumper €500M release clause included his contract at the club.The only potential route for future transfer negotiations could appear if Varane opts not to sign a new deal with the La Liga side, with his current contract set to expire in 2022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Most Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In Sports10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? However, boss Zinedine Zidane convinced the 26-year old to remain in the Spanish capital, as a key part of his future team plans.The former Lens centre back has been ever present for Zidane so far in 2019-20, alongside club captain Sergio Ramos.But despite appearing content to remain in Spain, reports from Mundo Deportivo claim Pep Guardiola is monitoring his situation.center_img Loading… La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly rejected any potential interest from Manchester City in defender Raphael Varane.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ernie Clemons, 94

first_imgErnie Clemons, 94, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.Born, May 9, 1923 in Decatur County, Indiana, he was the son of Ernest and Clara (Humig) Clemons.Ernie was a member of the Knights of St. John in Greensburg and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and he was a Hospice Volunteer.He served in the Army with Company C of the 1874th Engineer Aviation Battalion in WW II.He was part of the liberation of the Philippines and he received 2 bronze stars for his service.He was married to Betty Blighton on December 25, 1942 and she preceded him in death on December 3, 1993.He is survived by one son, Jeff (Barb) Clemons, Indianapolis; one daughter, Marty (Tom) Ogden, Greensburg; two grandchildren, Ann Baker and Scott Ogden; five great grandchildren, Harper, Elena, Sean, Andy and Allison..He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; daughter, Susan Dawson; brothers, Charles, Otto and Allie Walke; sisters, Bertha Wagner, Blanche Walke; grandchild, Erin J. Dawson.Family and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg for a rosary service.  Visitation will follow until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.Memorials may be made to the Meals on Wheels or to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Powers excited by twin Cup assault

first_imgPaddy Power is not making a call between his mother Sabena’s two runners in Saturday’s Darley July Cup. Paddy Power said: “Slade Power is very straightforward and in great form. “Presuming that he gets there safe and sound, that straightforwardness will help as you can put him anywhere in the race and he is adaptable and the great thing is he goes on any ground. “Sole is a bit more tricky as the less rain there is, the better it is. But we’re very lucky to be going there with two live chances and it’s fingers crossed.” Asked which of the two he prefers, he said: “The ideal result is definitely a dead-heat! “But the one-two either way around will do just fine and I will be doing all my usual reverse forecasts. “I honestly don’t know which to opt for – but one thing is for sure, I will be roaring ‘Come on Power!’ during the race.” John Gosden has warned Gregorian will only take his chance if the ground is soft. The five-year-old has yet to run over the big-race distance of six furlongs and has done all his winning from seven furlongs to an extended mile. The bookmaking family will take both their Royal Ascot-winning sprinters to Newmarket at the weekend, with the younger Slade Power shorter in the market as he attained his first Group One win over six furlongs in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Veteran Sole Power, who carries the first colours, is a five-furlong specialist and retained his King’s Stand title last month. His latest success came on the July Course in the Group Three Criterion Stakes over seven furlongs when heavy rain turned the going to soft. “He’s happy over a stiff six, he’s happy over seven and that’s probably his best trip,” the Newmarket trainer told Racing UK. “If we did get the ground we got for the Criterion then he would run. If we get normal summer ground, fast ground, he won’t run and we’d wait. He’s ground dependant. “Gerald Mosse said last year not to be frightened of sprinting with his horse when he rode him in France. “He’s been a great old horse. He was unlucky in the French Guineas, he was knocked over in the French Derby. He’s won his Group Twos and his Group Threes. If the heavens opened he would run.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Mertesacker demands improvement

first_imgPer Mertesacker says Arsenal must heed the lessons of back-to-back collapses against Anderlecht and Swansea and start playing “serious football” to get their season back on track. But Mertesacker said Arsenal can remedy their problems if they learn their lessons quickly and turn 60-minute performances into 90-minute displays. “We played our game for 60 minutes with patience, seriously, and they didn’t have a proper chance,” Mertesacker said. “Then we scored and we thought we didn’t need to keep possession or patience, and then we struggled. “That was our fault and we did the same against Anderlecht. We have to think about it quickly. “We have good ideas on how we can extend the good 60 minutes into 90 minutes. “It’s absolutely necessary in the next couple of weeks. We struggled a bit but we have great potential and you can see that. “Now we have some time to think about the few issues that cause trouble because we made mistakes in areas we have to avoid.” It was groundhog day for Arsenal and their supporters at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon following Alexis Sanchez’s 63rd minute goal – the Chilean’s 12th of the season and sixth in his last four games – looked like claiming three Barclays Premier League points. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis struck late on to give Swansea a 2-1 victory and leave Arsene Wenger’s side with another hangover just five days after they had wasted a 3-0 Champions League lead against Anderlecht to draw 3-3 at the Emirates Stadium. German defender Mertesacker said Arsenal’s second Premier League defeat of the season was a result of letting their standards slip for the second time in the space of a week. “The game was completely in our hands, especially in the second half when we scored,” Mertesacker told the official club website. “Then we have to play serious football and not lose the ball but they got us on the break, and that’s completely unbelievable in our situation. “We have to play simple, even if we are 1-0 up – even more then. We played through the middle but we need to keep possession and keep patient, something that we did all the way through until the 60th minute and we had the game in our hands completely. “That’s what I mean by serious football. “When you get such a result (like against Anderlecht) normally you come back quickly and after such a setback normally we bounce back immediately. “But that was not the game and we have to take the (international) break now really seriously and work hard on the issues.” Arsenal’s defeat dropped them to sixth place and Wenger admitted after the Liberty loss that no-one in the Premier League is capable of challenging leaders Chelsea for the title right now. Press Associationlast_img read more

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LIVE: Palm Beach County School Board to vote on reopening plan for 2020-21 school year

first_imgSchool board members will decide on Wednesday when they officially vote on a reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic year.sAccording to the school board’s agenda, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Fennoy is recommending that all schools in the School District of Palm Beach County start the year with online distance learning.The new school year in Palm Beach County is currently slated to start on Monday, Aug. 10. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE:last_img

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BSO Cracking Down on House Parties to Stop COVID-19, Violence

first_imgBroward Sheriff Gregory Tony and his deputies have begun cracking down on house parties in his county, as the coronavirus continues to spread.Tony said the issue is not just that the virus is spreading at these gatherings, but that many of the events are also turning violent.The sheriff says he is specifically targeting District 5, which is in Central Broward.“We’ve seen a slight increase in violent crimes,” explains Tony. “We’ve seen several shootings take place, several homicides take place, specifically as it relates to this district where we are going to be focusing.”He adds that residents can expect to see an increase in deputy presence in the days ahead.BSO will be conducting a large scale operation aimed at deterring and preventing incidents like the recent violent crimes that have occurred in unincorporated Central Broward. Residents can expect to see an increase in law enforcement activities. More at: https://t.co/Bo8KzgIr5m pic.twitter.com/R4SyjrJaBk— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 17, 2020 “We’ll be out here. There will be no warnings,” according to Tony. “We will enforce the laws; we’ll hold people accountable.”The sheriff believes that cracking down on house parties will prevent crime as well help to curb COVID-19.“If we’re cutting down on these large gatherings, which is producing crime, shootings, homicide et cetera, then we’re taking the people off the streets to put them into compliance with what the CDC is recommending,” he goes on to say, “so they’re both, you know, connected to each other.”In addition, Tony says the public can also help by reporting any large gatherings they may come across.last_img read more

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Cortland prepares to host Ithaca in heated annual Cortaca rivalry game

first_imgA man tried to swing an ax at a police officer.Someone jumped off a rooftop.Some dragged furniture out of homes and set it on fire.Welcome to Cortaca 2013.Last year, the annual central New York Division III rivalry football game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College, played in Ithaca last year, became an afterthought. The parties took center stage in Cortland, where 80 people were arrested, but only 19 of them were Cortland students, Cortland Police Lieutenant David Guerrera said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore than 4,000 people piled onto Clayton Avenue, a street with off-campus student housing, and aimlessly threw beer cans and bottles.“To me, that’s disturbing because there’s only one result out of that,” Cortland senior Avery Giordonello said. “And that’s someone getting hurt.”When Ithaca (7-2, 6-2 Empire 8) travels to Cortland (4-5, 4-3 New Jersey Athletic) on Saturday at noon for the 56th annual Cortaca Jug contest. Cortland has won the last four years in a row, but Ithaca holds a 34-21 edge in the Jug series. The City of Cortland Police Department will have prepared reinforcements on Saturday.Members of the Cortland Police have gone door to door in off-campus, primarily student neighborhoods to discuss what will and won’t be tolerated for Cortaca. Underage drinking laws will be more closely enforced, Guerrera said.For past Cortacas, banners hung from these houses saying things like “Blackout or back out” and “Win or lose, we still booze.” And though the partying has gained extra attention, the game is still one of the biggest rivalry matchups in the Division III football.“Over the years, more and more and more people simply come for the partying outside of the football game,” said Guerrera, who will be working his 23rd Cortaca weekend.The Cortland County Sheriff Department and New York State Police will assist patrolling on Saturday, because the crowd is just too large for the Cortland Police Department to handle on its own, Guerrera said.Cortland senior Andrea Dippolito said she was embarrassed by what happened last year. Students that live in dorms are allowed to have a maximum of one guest, but she still thinks that is not a strong enough stand.Each of the two schools has about 7,000 students and when visitors come on gameday, she said, the campus population essentially doubles and recklessness breaks out. Visitors don’t have anything to lose and don’t mind trashing someone else’s city.“I wish we could do it without having so many people from out of town come for it,” Dippolito said. “It’s a thing that’s between Cortland and Ithaca and that’s what it should be limited to.”While the city of Cortland is responding to last year’s craziness, Ithaca students are experiencing something different.“It’s been somewhat of a mystery as to how the activities will be handled here in Ithaca given that it never got out of control here last year,” Ithaca sophomore Olivia Oppenheim said in an email.Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer’s son, Wolfgang, is a sophomore backup quarterback for Ithaca. If the Bombers go 0-10, but beat Cortland in the last game, it’s a successful season, Wolfgang Shafer said. Cortland has won the last four Cortaca games.Wolfgang Shafer wakes up around 8 a.m. every gameday and drives with his roommate Austin DeGrazia to Hal’s Deli. Normally the Ithaca campus would be empty and quiet. During Cortaca, people are outside tossing a football, tailgating and blasting music.“Driving back up the hill, we just looked at each other like, ‘Man, this thing’s for real,’” Shafer said.For Ithaca and Cortland, it’s the one day of the year that students can feel like they go to a big Division I school. The smell of tailgating saturates the campuses as students eat breakfast and drink beer simultaneously.Throughout the day, Ithaca students roam the streets saying, “It’s a great day to be a Bomber” and “Happy Cortaca,” Ithaca senior Claire Farrell said.This year’s game is at Cortland, but the game will be shown at Ithaca’s campus center. The parties in Ithaca will still occur, but the camaraderie across the campus is what makes it special for Farrell.With everyone uniting against the other school, pride reaches a peak.In past years, students made shirts that said “F*ck Cortland” and “F*ck Ithaca.” At the game, Ithaca students try to mock Cortland by chanting “safety school.” Cortland fans would respond by making fun of Ithaca’s more expensive tuition.“I don’t like kids from Ithaca strictly because they’re from Ithaca,” Cortland senior D.J. Willmott said. “I’ve never met anyone from Ithaca. I just don’t like them because of the Cortaca rivalry.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Allie Murray keeps No. 3 Syracuse afloat in loss to No. 1 Maryland

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 4:05 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Allie Murray was forced away from the spot she’d made her mark all game. With under a minute to play, Syracuse double-teamed Maryland’s ball-carriers and the Orange’s goalie had to leave her crease.The season-high seven saves in front of the goal weren’t enough to avoid leaving it. Maryland milked the clock, finished the game and beat SU for the eighth consecutive time.“Obviously down in the end going after them, they got some easy ones in the end,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said, “but I thought other than that, (Murray) played well.”In the No. 3 Orange’s (6-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 14-9 loss to No. 1 Maryland (5-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, Murray kept SU alive, but it wasn’t enough to survive. UMD scored at least 18 goals in three of its first four games, but Murray’s performance helped keep the Terrapins at bay, until they scored four goals in the final seven minutes. For the first 53 minutes, though, Murray kept Syracuse afloat.Each of Murray’s two first-half saves came in different ways. With SU down by one, 15 minutes in, Murray deflected a shot to hit off the post. With six minutes left in the half, Murray dove on the ground to stop Bryn Boucher’s bounce shot. But the Orange failed to clear the ball and a minute later, Maryland extended its lead to two.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike the game as a whole, Murray helped Syracuse but the rest of the team’s sloppy play hurt it.“I thought she came out in the second half and had a couple big saves for us,” Gait said. “We were in the game until untimely turnovers, untimely close shooting, giving them the ball back, giving a team like that the ball. They’re going to score goals that way.”In the Orange’s only other loss this season against then-No. 3 Florida, Murray’s turnover in overtime cost Syracuse the game. Less than two weeks later against the top team in the country, she had her best performance, highlighted by five second-half saves.Murray repeatedly took several steps in front of the net when the Terrapins attempted free-position shots. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t, as Maryland went seven-of-11 on free-position shots.“(Our defense) allowed me to just play my game,” Murray said.And it was that same defense that failed to finish possessions started by Murray, while others resulted in goals.Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Murray already doubled her save total from the first half and SU was locked in a tie game, 7-7.First, Murray moved her stick up and to the right, stuffing Boucher, who stood right in front of the crease. SU cleared the ball, but Gabby Jaquith turned it over on the ensuing possession.Second, a shot deflected off Murray’s stick, hit off the right post and bounced out. Murray covered up the rebound, started the transition and the next possession ended with a Syracuse goal that tied the game at six.Third, Murray stopped Taylor Hensh on a free-position shot by again redirecting the ball off her stick. But Maryland got the backup behind the net and kept the ball.Twenty seconds later, Maryland had another free-position shot. Murray recorded another save. But another Syracuse possession ended without a goal.From that point on, Maryland outscored Syracuse 7-2 and the Orange’s inability to answer UMD’s run did it in.“Sometimes it was almost frustrating because I thought our shooters were pretty open,” UMD head coach Cathy Reese said. “Had some good looks and she came out with the save.“She kind of killed our momentum.”But “kind of” wasn’t enough against the No. 1 team in the country. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead

first_img“Yes, especially the way he’s been playing with J.T.,” Els said.  “I thought Tiger would play this afternoon.”  The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there’s nothing Tiger Woods is doing about it. Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Saturday at Royal Melbourne vanished as Abraham Ancer and the International team filled the scoreboards with their black-and-gold colors and built a 9-5 lead after three sessions. Tony Finau birdied the last two holes to at least get a half-point from the final fourballs match for the U.S. team.READ | Chess Wizard Anand Releases His Book ‘Mind Masters’Woods, the first playing captain in 25 years and a winner in the two matches he played with Justin Thomas, took himself out of the lineup on Saturday morning for fourballs. And then in a surprise, he sat himself in the afternoon. “You have to do what’s best for the team, Woods said. And I’m getting ready for the singles tomorrow.”  The decision even surprised International captain Ernie Els, sitting on the other side of the table from him and fully preparing to set his foursomes lineup based on where Woods was going to play. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV READ | Sports Ministry Cancels Saturday’s GB Meeting Called By Chess Federation PresidentThomas instead headed back out with Rickie Fowler, the lone bright spot for the Americans in the morning when they took down Marc Leishman and Haotong Li with relative ease. Along with sitting himself out, Woods also was questioned why he sent out Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson for a third straight time Saturday morning, even though they lost two matches already.  They combined to make one birdie in fourballs by Simpson on the short 11th hole and trailed from the start as Hideki Matsuyama and C.T. Pan won in the biggest rout of the week, 5 and 3.READ | Bengaluru Brawlers Claim Surprise Win Over Punjab PanthersAncer is 3-0 with three partners, a remarkable performance for a Presidents Cup rookie. He teamed with Sungjae Im to beat Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele by combining to go 7 under through 16 holes. Ancer rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the third hole, and Schauffele had to make a 10-footer to match him. The first seven holes were halved until the International team took the lead when both Americans made bogey on No. 8 and never caught up the rest of the way. Adam Scott also came up big with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 8 with Finau 8 feet away. Finau then missed as he and Kuchar lost the lead and never led again. Even so, the halve helped. Finau made a 7-foot birdie on the 18th to win the hole and keep the Americans within four points going into the afternoon foursomes. It was the first time since 1998 at Royal Melbourne the only International victory in the Presidents Cup that the Americans trailed after three sessions. Woods had company on the sidelines Saturday. He also said Bryson DeChambeau in both matches, while also giving Reed and Simpson the afternoon off after three losses.READ | Kapur Cards 65, Moves To 5th; Sandhu 8th In Jakarta COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 14th December, 2019 10:33 IST Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 10:33 IST Woods Sits As International Expands Presidents Cup Lead The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there’s nothing Woods is doing about it. Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Written By Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Wins for Leicester and Juventus

first_imgThe Premier League champions are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League after a 2-nil win over Sevilla saw them progress 3-2 on aggregate. Juventus had a far less eventful night, beating ten-man Porto 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals 3-nil on aggregateThere could be fiery affair on the French Riviera this evening.  Manchester City take a 5-3 lead into their second leg away to Monaco. But a 2-0 win would be enough to see the Ligue One side progress. Atletico Madrid lead Bayer Leverkusen by 4-goals to 2 ahead of their second leg at the Vicente Calderon. Both games kick off at 7.45.last_img read more

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Irish squad announced for upcoming internationals

first_imgIn total there are 4 goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 18 midfielders and 6 strikers in the squad, which will be reduced before the crucial clash with the Welsh on Friday week.Iceland then visit the Aviva the following Tuesday. Reading’s Liam Kelly and Brentford’s John Egan have both been called up to the squad for the first time, while Preston duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle also feature.Injury doubts James McCarthy and Richard Keogh are both included, as is Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot for the first time in a year.Defender Shane Duffy is the only regular not included after suffering a broken metatarsal while playing for Brighton.last_img read more

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Odds for NASCAR race at Pocono: Expert picks & favorites to win Saturday’s Cup Series race

first_imgPicking a winner for Saturday’s race at the Tricky Triangle based on the odds is, well, tricky. Because this is no ordinary race weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. For the first time ever, Pocono’s two dates on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule are mashed together in one weekend, a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader.Which means the results of Saturday’s race, the Pocono Organics 325, should give us a good idea of who will be competitive in Sunday’s race. We don’t get that luxury when it comes to picking a winner for Saturday’s race. One top five, three top 10sAverage finish of 9.250 (second-best)Average running position of 12.023 (sixth-best)Driver rating of 89.0 (10th-best)13 fastest laps run (17th-best)458 laps in top 15; 70.8 percent (20th-most)140 quality passes (21st-most)Byron is still looking for his first career Cup Series win, and given the speed Hendrick Motorsports has shown this season (think Alex Bowman’s win at Auto Club Speedway and Chase Elliott’s win at Charlotte Motor Speedway), this could be his chance. 3. Kyle BuschCareer stats at Pocono:Three wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10sAverage finish of 15.633 (12th-best)Average running position of 13.133 (11th-best)Driver rating of 95.4 (seventh-best)322 fastest laps run (third-best)3,616 laps in top 15; 69.6 percent (fourth-most)1,018 quality passes (sixth-most)The winless streak has to end at some point, and his team’s hot streak at Pocono leads us to believe Busch is the favorite Saturday for good reason. MORE: Full starting lineup for NASCAR race at PoconoJoe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch won the pair of Pocono races last season, which is part of the reason they are two of the favorites for Saturday’s race at the 2.5-mile triangle race track. That’s the case even though Busch, the defending Cup Series champion, is riding a 13-race winless streak.Below are the complete Vegas odds to win Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono, plus our top three picks of drivers who could end up taking the checkered flag.NASCAR race odds to win at PoconoBusch has three career wins at Pocono, including last June’s victory. Kevin Harvick, the driver with the second best odds to win Saturday’s race, has never won a Cup Series race at Pocono, but he tends to run well at the Tricky Triangle and enters the weekend as the series’ points leader.Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, below are the complete odds to win Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono.DriverOdds to win Homestead raceKyle Busch+500Kevin Harvick+600Denny Hamlin+650Brad Keselowski+750Chase Elliott+750Martin Truex Jr.+750Joey Logano+1200Ryan Blaney+1200Erik Jones+1700Alex Bowman+1900William Byron+1900Kurt Busch+2300Jimmie Johnson+2900Clint Bowyer+5500Tyler Reddick+7500Aric Almirola+8000Matt Kenseth+9500Bubba Wallace+10000Austin Dillon+12000Christopher Bell+12000Matt DiBenedetto+12000Ryan Newman+12000Ricky Stenhouse Jr.+14000Chris Buescher+19000Ty Dillon+20000BJ McLeod+20000Brennan Poole+20000Cole Custer+20000Corey LaJoie+20000Daniel Suarez+20000Garrett Smithley+20000JJ Yeley+20000James Davison+20000Joey Gase+20000John Hunter Nemechek+20000Josh Bilicki+20000Michael McDowell+20000Quin Houff+20000Ryan Preece+20000Timmy Hill+20000There’s a reason all four JGR drivers are near the top of the oddsboard. The organization has won five of the last nine NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono, including the last three consecutive — Busch’s win in July of 2017 and his back-to-back victories in July 2018 and June 2019, and Hamlin’s victory last July.Two JGR drivers, Hamlin and Erik Jones, also have the two best driver ratings at the track.Below are the top 10 career driver ratings at Pocono among those in Saturday’s field.Denny Hamlin, 105.1Erik Jones, 103.6Kurt Busch, 100.7Jimmie Johnson, 99.1Kevin Harvick, 98.6Chase Elliott, 98.2Kyle Busch, 95.4Brad Keselowski, 94.7Joey Logano, 89.3William Byron, 88.3The pole position, which for Saturday’s race was awarded to Aric Almirola based on the results of a random draw, has produced the most Pocono race winners in the Cup Series. A total of 16 of the 84 races (19 percent) have been won by the driver who started first.Below is the breakdown of wins from varying starting positions in the history of Cup racing at Pocono.Starting positionWinning %Wins1st19.05 percent16Front row30.95 percent26Top 558.33 percent49Top 1071.43 percent60Outside top 208.33 percent7Outside top 208.33 percent7Outside top 208.33 percent7The top 10 starters for Monday’s race at Pocono are as follows: 1. Aric Almirola, 2. Ryan Blaney, 3. Denny Hamlin, 4. Kyle Busch, 5. Chase Elliott, 6. Joey Logano, 7. Kurt Busch, 8. Brad Keselowski, 9. Kevin Harvick, 10. Alex BowmanMORE: Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020NASCAR at Pocono expert picks(All NASCAR loop data stats are from 2005 through present.)1. Erik JonesCareer stats at Pocono:Four top fives, five top 10sAverage finish of 8.333 (series-best)Average running position of 8.880 (series-best)Driver rating of 103.6 (second-best)40 fastest laps run (12th-best)830 laps in top 15; 85.8 percent (13th-most)218 quality passes (17th-most)We’re going with the trends. Not only has JRG been dominant at Pocono of late, but so has Toyota in general. With Toyota drivers winning the last five Cup races at Pocono, if another were to win Saturday, the manufacturer would tie Chevrolet for the most consecutive wins at Pocono with six (August 2012 – June 2015). Jones personally happens to run well at Pocono, too.2. William ByronCareer stats at Pocono:last_img read more

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Meninga set to throw a cat amongst the pigeons

first_imgAccording to News Corp, Meninga is set to name Matt Moylan, Jake Trbojevic, Jake Friend, Justin O’Neill and James Maloney to make their international debuts against Scotland next weekend. The Aussie coach is keen to give his entire 24-man squad a run before the pointy end of the tournament, given the Kangaroos’ one-off Test against the Kiwis last weekend. Aaron Woods and Josh Mansour are also expected to take their places in the side following their respective weddings last weekend. Meninga is trialling the players against the weakest side in the tournament in order to gain a better idea of who he thinks is in the best 17 before they come up against New Zealand and England. “I’ve always said I will give all our players an opportunity to play,” Meninga said via News Corp. “We played what I thought was our Test team against New Zealand so all the other players will get an opportunity against Scotland for sure. “I’m looking forward to all of them and putting a bit of internal pressure on players. That’s a good, healthy thing.”last_img read more

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Big names set to sizzle at MVP meet

first_imgRaymond GrahamGleaner WriterToday’s MVP Track and Field meet will take focus inside the National Stadium this evening, with the promise of top quality athletics, given the early form shown so far this season.Following last Saturday’s outstanding performances from several of the country’s top senior athletes including an world leading equalling 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m from Elaine Thompson, fans are in store for three hours of top class performances once again with the main event expected to start at 3:00pm because of the overwhelming support of entries.Meet organiser Paul Francis is excited about the meet and the support it has received.”We have received over 400 entries and because of this we will have to start a bit earlier, running several heats but the main event with the top seeded athletes will commence at 5:00pm,” said Francis.With this being the last chance for athletes to sharpen up ahead of the Penn Relays it should be great competition for both high school athletes as well as those from clubs and colleges.The Penn Relays will take place in Philadelphia, USA between April 28 – 30.Besides the 4x100m and 4x400m there will be action also in the 4x800m relays with 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles along with 400m hurdles also facing the starter.An exciting battle is expected in the men’s 100m as former world champion Yohan Blake of Racers Track Club will lead a high quality field with the likes of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer, MVP’s Andrew Fisher and World Championships 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes all posing a threat.World Championships bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson is also expected to feature in the women’s 400m event.Following her defeat to GC Foster College’s Rhonda Whyte in the women’s 400m hurdles, Edwin Allen High schoolgirl Shannon Kallawan, will be hoping to avenge that defeat when both clash once again in an event, which also includes some of the country’s top athletes who will be bidding for spots on Jamaica’s team to the Rio Olympic Games.These include the likes of Sprintec’s Ristananna Tracey, MVP’s Nikita Tracy and the University of West Indies’ Rushell Clayton, who will be defending her collegiate title at the Penn Relays.Today’s meet will also be a good opportunity for high school teams in the relays. Following two sub-40 seconds clocking so far this season, Kingston College led by Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield will be hoping for another big performance but with defending Penn Relays champion Calabar expected to insert outstanding Class II athlete Christopher Taylor in their line-up, this could make it more difficult for the North Street – based team.Both teams will be pitted against Racers and MVP units, which will also be interesting to see how the schoolboys do against their seniors.Among the girls Penn Relays favourite St. Jago is expected to parade their strong 4x100m team, which is expected to include the likes of Kimone Shaw, Shaniel English and Shanice Reid.However, defending Penn Relays champion Edwin Allen with the likes of Patrice Moodie and Shellece Clarke along Holmwood Technical with Ashley Williams and company could make it difficult for the St. Jago quartet.TODAY’S ORDER OF EVENT5:00 P.M: 4X100M FEMALE5:00 P.M: LONG JUMP MEN5:10 P.M: 4x100M MALEDISCUS FEMALE5:20 P.M: 800M FEMALE5:25 P.M; 800M MALE5:35 P.M: 400M HURDLES FEMALE5:40 P.M 400M HURDLES MALE5:50 P.M : 4X800M FEMALE6:00 P.M: 4X800M MALE6:10 P.M: 400M M FEMALEDISCUS MALE6:20 P.M: 400M MALE6:30 P.M LONG JUMP6:45 P.M: 200M FEMALE6:55 P.M: 200M MALE7:10 P.M: 100M H FEMALE7:15 P.M; 110M H MALE7:55 P.M: 4X400M FEMALE8:00 P.M: 4X400M MALElast_img read more

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Balkman comes full circle, rejoins Beermen in PBA

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It will be a whole different San Miguel team Balkman is returning to, with only five players from the old Petron squad remaining in the team.Since 2013, June Mar Fajardo has become a four-time PBA MVP, while working seamlessly with Santos, Alex Cabagnot, and Marcio Lassiter to form a formidable championship squad. Chico Lanete was the last of the five still with the squad.Balkman will have his hands full in his return as San Miguel eyes to finally get things going beginning  Saturday against Alaska in Dumaguete.Gillenwater normed 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his two games for the San Miguel, with his last game ending in unceremonious fashion after he got tossed for bumping a referee late in the first half of the Beermen’s 123-119 overtime loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Sunday.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueOnce the reviled villain, Renaldo Balkman has finally come full circle and rejoins the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Balkman, who returned to the country on Monday, replaced Troy Gillenwater as import. The Beermen went 0-2 with Gillenwater in tow.ADVERTISEMENT Durant leads Warriors over Rockets in West finals opener Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “SMB has decided to take a different direction and tap the services of Balkman in lieu of Gillenwater. We are currently working on his document in time for our next game,” said SMB team manager Gee Abanilla in a test message to INQUIRER.net.This completes Balkman’s road to redemption after initially being banned for life in 2013 for choking his teammate Arwind Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe has since gone on to rebuild himself, earning the fans’ adoration when he played for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas and led the squad to the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League championship.Balkman averaged 24.9 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks in his foray in the regional league, where he earned co-Defensive Player of the Year honors with Singapore’s Chris Charles. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Lance Corporal to stand trial for raping 15-year-old boy

first_imgAlmost two months after Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew was charged for raping a 15-year-old boy while he was custody, Senior Magistrate Leron Daly found that there was sufficient evidence for him to stand trial before a Judge and jury at the High Court.Clifton PellewFollowing his committal, Pellew was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 pending the High Court trial.The City Constable was charged back in February with the indictable offence, which alleged that on August 15, 2017, at the Constabulary Outpost at City Hall, he engaged in sexual activity with the minor.According to reports, the incident had occurred when the then 15-year-old boy was taken into custody for wandering.At some point during his detention, the minor was reportedly transferred to the Regent Street Outpost, where the alleged incident occurred.It was only after allegations made its way into the public domain that City Hall acted.In the aftermath of the public allegation, Pellew and another officer, Corporal Quacy Baveghems, were sent on leave pending the outcome of the matter.There were also accusations that authorities at City Hall have been trying to cover up the issue, with calls being made by rights activists for actions to be taken against the Mayor and Town Clerk.However, as an investigation began into the matter, it was discovered that Baveghems did not make a written entry of the incident in the station’s diary.Pellew and Baveghems were fired, after receiving a letter signed by the Town Clerk.Mayor Chase Green had said the decision to dismiss the officers came following the discovery of new evidence.Following protests by activists in Guyana and calls for Pellew to face the courts for his crime, the matter was handed over to the Police who sought legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions .last_img read more

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Everton suffer huge injury blow as Stones ruled out for three months

first_imgEverton have announced defender John Stones is to undergo surgery on his ankle injury and is expected to be sidelined for around three months.The 20-year-old was carried off towards the end of Everton’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.Roberto Martinez later revealed that Stokes had injured his ankle ligaments, but the Toffees boss was hopeful he would be out of action for only a few weeks.However, the centre-back, who was forced to withdraw from England duty this week, has now been told he needs surgery, ruling him out until the New Year.“We expect him to be out for probably the next 10 to 14 weeks depending on how everything goes,” said Martinez.“It’s a clear injury – not a complicated injury. Obviously, it’s a little bit of a setback because you don’t want to lose any players, but in John’s case we were very worried in the moment that it happened because those injuries can become a little bit difficult to treat.“But this one is going to be straightforward and we are already counting down the days for him to come back and we’ll make sure he comes back stronger and ready for the final and most important part of the season.”Injuries are starting to mount for Martinez as centre-half Sylvain Distin is currently sidelined with injury, full-back Seamus Coleman has not played since mid-September because of a hamstring problem while a similar injury will keep forward Kevin Mirallas out until next month.Midfielder James McCarthy will use the international break, having been left out of the Republic’s squad, to recover from a thigh problem.England mifielder Ross Barkley is progressing well after a knee operation but will not return until next month.Striker Arouna Kone has still to feature in a matchday squad after a knee operation last October. John Stones in action for Everton 1last_img read more

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Chelsea and Man City send scouts to watch Ligue 1 star Cheikh N’Doye

first_img Cheikh N’Doye 1 Chelsea and Manchester City are scouting Angers midfielder Cheikh N’Doye.The 29-year-old has been one of the star performers in Ligue 1 this season and has helped his side climb to second in the table.The Senegal international already has five goals to his name and clubs across Europe are taking notice.Chelsea and Manchester City, according to L’Equipe, have now both dispatched scouts to watch N’Doye in action.Angers are desperate to hold onto their star man but a bid of around £10million would reportedly tempt them into selling this January.last_img read more

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LAGAN HARPS REACH FINAL OF FAI UNDER 14 CHALLENGE CUP

first_imgLagan Harps FC are celebrating this evening after their Under 14 Girls team booked their place in the FAI Umbro National Under 14 Challenge Cup final after they overcame Freebooters FC(Kilkenny)on penalties at Orchard Park, Manorcunningham.In front of a large crowd and played in perfect conditions Lagan had the upper hand in the first half but found themselves a goal down going in at the break. Freebooters striker Lauren Valentine with a simple tap in on 32 minutes. But to Lagan’s credit they never threw in the towel are were rewarded with an equaliser midway through the second half thanks to a goal from Orla Friel.Both teams pushed for a winner but to no avail and after extra time also couldn’t separate the teams it was down to a penalty shoot out were the home side managed by Brid McGinty advanced to play either Shelbourne FC(Dublin)or Gurteen Celtic(Sligo) in the final.Lagan, who have won the Donegal Under 14 League and Cup, will be hoping for a treble in a few weeks time.  Lagan Harps: Emma Toye, Aine Deasley, Zoe Greene, Lauren McElwaine, Simona Gibbons, Zoe McGlynn, Lianne Boyce, Ciara Brogan, Ava Duncan, Erin Coll, Orla Friel. Subs: Chelsea Gillespie, Ciara Duffy, Shania McElhinney. Referee: Marty McGarrigalAssistants: Brian O’Kane and Barry Hunter LAGAN HARPS REACH FINAL OF FAI UNDER 14 CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lagan HarpsUNDER 14 FAI CHALLENGE CUPlast_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2

first_imgMilford United beat Rathmullan Celtic 2-1 in the Ulster Cup on Sunday. You can watch Paul Deeney’s video highlights by pressing play.DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2 was last modified: March 5th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 2MILFORD UNITED 1last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The torso was found in a trash bin in the Lincoln Heights area, authorities said. Whittier High alums plan annual barbecue WHITTIER — The Whittier High School Alumni Association and Educational Foundation is sponsoring its sixth annual All Class BBQ at noon on Oct. 16 at the school’s Quad, 12417 Philadelphia St. After the barbecue and campus tour, the Cardinal Band will perform a mini-concert. The deadline to make a reservation is today. The catered event costs $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 years old and younger. PICO RIVERA — Body parts found in garbage bags at two locations are from the same woman, coroner’s officials confirmed Wednesday. Medical investigators made the determination after comparing a torso found Monday at a Los Angeles Fire Department maintenance facility, and body parts discovered late Friday on a street in suburban Pico Rivera, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. Authorities were trying to determine the woman’s age and identity through fingerprints. No cause of death had been determined, Winter said. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case. For more information, call (562) 698-5870. Informational meeting for foster parents PICO RIVERA — Children’s Bureau is holding an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent or adopting a child. The meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Wendy’s Hamburgers, 8450 Washington Blvd. For more information, call (562) 946-2881, Ext. 200. VFW post schedules dinner, karaoke show SANTA FE SPRINGS — VFW Post 3752 will serve a Pork Chop fund-raising dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 11912 Rivera Road. Center cut chops are $5.95 per plate. Karaoke begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit veterans programs of the post. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Boating safety class set in La Mirada LA MIRADA — An introductory course in safe piloting methods for boaters will teach the marine compass, the nautical chart and dead reckoning. Offered by Flotilla 58 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Basic Coastal Navigation Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays between Oct. 19 and Dec. 7 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. There is a $65 fee. To pre-register, call (714) 739-2422. Literacy Center sets training workshops PICO RIVERA — Tutor training workshops, for those interested in teaching people to read, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pico Rivera Library Literacy Center, 9001 Mines Ave. Tutors are required to attend both sessions. To register or for more information, call (562) 942-7905. Volunteer tutors needed in Whittier WHITTIER — The Whittier Area Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors for two hours a week to help children and adults with reading problems. The group offers tutor training programs in literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). The next two training workshops take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at the center, 12915 Hadley Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-6598. Chamber fundraiser slated for tonight SANTA FE SPRINGS — The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League will hold their annual Oktoberfest fund-raiser from 5 to 7 tonight at Triangle Distributing Co., 12065 E. Pike St. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. Street banner event now accepting entries WHITTIER — The city’s community services department and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation are seeking artists to participate in the annual street banner program. Local artists of all ages are being asked to submit scaled-down drawings for consideration to be painted onto banners provided by the city. The theme is “Across the Universe.” Artists shall submit color designs based on the theme and drawn to the scale of the 5-inch-by-14-inch banner. A maximum of two designs may be submitted. Once the designs are chosen, artists will be given a 30-inch-by-104-inch banner on which to paint their design on one side. Completed banners will be hung throughout the city. The application on the back of the brochure available at City Hall, 13230 Penn St., must be submitted along with the banner description and scaled-down design to the community services department. Submissions can be delivered in person or mailed to Fran Shields, Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St., Whittier CA 90602. For more information or to request an application, call Sarah Tillman at the community services department at (562) 464-3430. El Salvador is topic of foundation’s forum WHITTIER — Jose Chenco, president and executive director of the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday on “Finding Hope in the Midst of Poverty: Building a Zone of Peace in El Salvador.” The speech will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave. For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Gray, (562) 698-9741. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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New Valley food pantry, job center to open Sunday

first_img Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The center, which replaces a smaller food pantry in Tarzana, will also serve as an office and food distribution center for two JFS/SOVA pantries in Los Angeles for thousands more. Unlike some food giveaway programs, the JFS/SOVA pantry will not distribute pre-packaged food. Rather, clients can choose specific items to meet kosher, low-salt and sugar-free diets. Job, community resource and food stamp counseling will be offered. Phone and Internet service will be available. The JFS food pantry is nonsectarian and is guided by the Jewish values of tikkum olam – repairing the world – and tzedakah – charity. Sova, in Hebrew, means to eat and be satisfied. A recent UCLA study found that 166,000 Valley adults were on the verge of hunger – about 10 percent of the population and more than a third of its low-income adults. VAN NUYS – A 10,000-square-foot food pantry and job center will open Sunday to meet a growing demand for food for the hungry in the San Fernando Valley. Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles will dedicate its JFS/SOVA Food Pantry and Resource Center on Sunday with a proclamation from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Providing food is only a short-term solution to hunger,” said Leslie Friedman, director of the JFS/SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. “If we can help families improve their economic status with jobs and other assistance, they will be able to meet their food needs by themselves.” The food warehouse will be open Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is expected to serve roughly 1,200 Valley clients a month. last_img read more

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Game turns on trickery

first_imgPASADENA – UCLA faced a 12-point deficit, there were less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins had a fourth-and-2 from their own 42. Coach Karl Dorrell sent out the punt team, and many of the 84,811 fans at the Rose Bowl booed lustily. Rather than punt, up-man Michael Pitre took the snap, and handed to Jarrad Page. Thirty-eight yards later, Page was tackled, a personal foul was tacked on, and UCLA had a first down at California’s 10-yard line. The fake punt was the turning point in No. 20 UCLA’s 47-40 defeat of No. 10 Cal on Saturday. “I had confidence in that I was going to pick up three (yards), but the fact I was able to break that first tackle and gain that many yards, I was just like, ‘I’m happy he called it.’ “Page said. “I played running back in high school, and it felt like I was just getting the hand-off and turning it up field.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA’s coaching staff put the fake punt during practice before last week’s win against Washington, but the opportunity didn’t come to use it. However, it worked perfectly against the Bears, who were poised to return a punt from Aaron Perez. Joseph hurt: UCLA lost weak-side guard Chris Joseph to a left knee injury on the fourth play from scrimmage and he did not return. It is the same knee Joseph had reconstructive on last season, and afterward he said he would undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. “They’re going to have to operate,” Joseph said. “I’ll be back, though.” Joseph said he hoped to be back in early November. center_img Record setter: UCLA tailback Maurice Drew’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown was his third such score of the season, and fourth of his career. Both tie a school and Pac-10 record. Walker plays: Freshman John Hale started for UCLA at outside linebacker, but by the midway portion of the first half senior Wesley Walker was in, and played much of the rest of the game. It was the first extensive playing time for Walker, who missed the first three games because of knee surgery. He finished with three tackles. Odds and ends: Senior linebacker Spencer Havner and sophomore fullback Michael Pitre served as UCLA’s game captains. … UCLA defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard made his first start of the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fortuna closes strong to hold off McKinleyville for thrilling 80-74 win

first_img“We knew we had … Fortuna >> The last time the Huskies saw the Panthers, Big Blue was left looking at the same number on the scoreboard for final last three minutes and change.It wasn’t the same Wednesday night.Not by a long shot.Behind the ever-impressive sharp shooting of senior guard Sam Betts, the Fortuna boys basketball team opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to get the lead and then held on from there to claim a thrilling 80-74 win over McKinleyville at Damon Gymnasium.last_img read more

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Android Fragmentation: Getting Worse All The Time

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#Android#Apple#fragmentation#iOS#mobile#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Matt Asay You might think that Samsung’s dominance of the Android ecosystem would make Android’s long-time nemesis, fragmentation, better. But you would be wrong.A recent set of visualizations from OpenSignal captures this point well. Yes, Samsung controls 47.5% of the Android market. With this in mind, the Android market looks like it’s coalescing around a few (read: one) dominant vendor, which would expect to reduce fragmentation:Credit: OpenSignalBut this brand-level view is deceptive. Even with Samsung dominating the landscape, Android fragmentation is accelerating, if anything. In 2012 there were 3,997 different Android devices on the market. In 2013 that number has nearly tripled to 11,868. Here’s a look at Android device fragmentation in July 2012:Credit: OpenSignalAnd here’s July 2013:Credit: OpenSignalPretty as these visualizations are, it’s not surprising developers continue to prefer Apple’s somewhat staid device and OS line-up. Limited, great choices for consumers add up to expansive, great choices for developers. In a recent report, VisionMobile found that iOS is selected more frequently than average by developers that value revenue potential (+12%), graphics (+7%), app discovery (+8%) and user reach (+10%).On the one hand, it’s easy to say “Who cares?”, given Android’s continued upward trend in market share. After all, broad fragmentation means that everyone can get an Android device that is a close fit for their particular needs. Long live the Long Tail!But fragmentation is only going to get worse, as emerging market, no-name vendors bludgeon Samsung’s market share with low-cost devices. And as cartoonist Hugh MacLeod once detailed, as much as we may like to glorify the Long Tail, it hasn’t worked out very well in practice. It turns out that both consumers and developers really like Short Tail products and economics. The Android ecosystem should pay attention. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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#EssentialScience

first_imgWe asked you to tell us how the U.S. government shutdown is affecting science and research. Here are some of your responses. To share your shutdown experience, tweet @ScienceNews or tag your post #essentialscience.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Shops, schools to reopen where restrictions are lifted: J&K administration

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday said shops and business establishments can open in areas where restrictions have been lifted while efforts have been made to ensure restoration of public transport services in the Kashmir Valley. High schools will reopen from Wednesday in areas where restrictions have been lifted, officials added. Addressing a press conference, Jammu and Kashmir Director of Information and Public Relations Sehrish Asgar said steps are being taken to open a few more telephone exchanges in the Valley for revival of landline telephone connections in more areas.”Shops can open wherever the restrictions have been lifted,” Ms. Asgar said, replying to a question on when the business establishments will open. “The Education Department has decided to open all high schools in Kashmir Valley from tomorrow in the areas where relaxations have been provided,” she added. She said restrictions on the movement of people have now been eased in 81 police station areas across the Valley. “The restrictions have been eased out in more police station areas, now taking the total number to 81. The curbs will be eased out in 10 more areas on Thursday,” she said.Ms. Asgar said landline telephone services will be restored by Tuesday evening.Briefing the reporters about the status of schools, Director Education Kashmir Younis Malik said 3,037 primary schools and 774 middle schools have re-opened across the valley.He said there has been significant improvement in the attendance of teachers in the schools in the past one week.”We are making best efforts to increase student attendance in the schools,” he said.Giving details about the situation, SSP Srinagar, Haseeb Mughal, said no major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere in the Valley.”We have not witnessed any major incidents today. Two minor incidents have been reported from Srinagar – one near Tatoo Ground and another in Hawal area. They have been dealt with and we are closely monitoring the situation,” he said.Many services including mobile and Internet were suspended since August 5 when the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and reorganised the State into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.last_img read more

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Ceres eyes huge upset vs Tianjin

first_imgMOST READ The Busmen secured their visas from the Chinese embassy only on Monday afternoon and with no direct flight from Manila to Tianjin, they are estimated to arrive in the Northern coastal Chinese city at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.The Busmen opened their qualifying campaign with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Myanmar’s Shan United last Jan. 16, before stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, in Queensland last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Tianjin will be a step up in quality as the squad boasts world class talents in Brazilian Alexandre Pato, Belgian Axel Witsel and Chinese Nationals Zhao Xuri and Liu Yiming. Even with far from ideal preparation, Ceres Negros hopes to continue punching above its weight in Asia’s most prestigious club competition as it battles Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian on Tuesday in the final playoff for a spot in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.Not only are they heavy underdogs against the team that finished third in the Chinese Super League last season, the Busmen will also take the field in freezing conditions just 12 hours after arriving in Tianjin.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Eala rules France tourney Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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CPI, PMK urge Centre to bring in amendments for jallikattu

first_imgChennai, Nov 16 (PTI) With the Supreme Court rejecting Tamil Nadu governments plea to review its 2014 ban against jallikattu, CPI and PMK today urged the Centre to bring in legal amendments to ensure that the bull-taming sport is conducted in January, 2017 in the state.CPI state secretary R Mutharasan said that in the history of Tamils, bulls were treated as a part of the family besides being worshipped and that “they are an integral part of the Tamil culture”.”Instead of banning it citing cruelty, Centre should bring in due legal arrangements to ensure the bulls are not ill-treated in any manner,” he said in a statement.The Tamil sentiments must be respected and it should be ensured that jallikattu was held during the Tamil month of Thai which coincides with January.PMK founder S Ramadoss claimed that bulls were not forced to undergo any cruelty during the sport and that jallikattu was integral to Tamil culture for long.”Only humans have suffered injuries but not bulls and there is no ground to the arguments by NGOs that the animals are fed with liquor or that chilly powder is strewn on their eyes. Further, jallikattu was being held since 2008 under Supreme Court supervision and therefore there is no chance of any cruelty to the bulls,” he said.The animals were reared like children, he said and urged the Centre to bring in necessary legal amendments in the ongoing Parliamentary session to hold the sport in January. PTI SA BN SAI TRKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Rohde & Schwarz: RTP family combines innovative signal integrity with high acquisition rate

first_img Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: versatile, thin and affordable Mini-ITX motherboardNext Kontron: VM6062 server class blade computer brings secure technology to VME legacy applications Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new high-performance R&S RTP family, expanding its oscilloscope portfolio in keeping with its motto “Oscilloscope Innovation. Measurement Confidence.” The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope family combines signal integrity with a high acquisition rate. In standard acquisition mode, it can measure a million waveforms per second, making it more than a thousand times faster than other oscilloscopes in its class. This helps users to find sporadic errors much faster.It is the only instrument on the market that compensates transmission losses from the signal source to the oscilloscope (deembedding) in realtime. The advantage is that the oscilloscope is still extremely fast even with signal correction activated. And thanks to its unique digital trigger architecture, it can precisely trigger on compensated signals. A further feature of the R&S RTP oscilloscope that saves developers a lot of time is hardware acceleration for a range of analysis functions. Mask tests, histograms and frequency domain analyses can be performed at high speed for fast results with high statistical reliability.The R&S RTP combines multiple instruments better than any other oscilloscope in its class. 16 logic channels, four voltage channels and four current measurement channels are available in addition to the analog oscilloscope channels. The R&S RTP supports protocol analysis of serial bus interfaces and offers powerful spectrum and signal analysis functions. Thanks to its wide range of tools, users can test many different types of signals from complex circuits time-correlated with each other with just one T&M instrument, and find related errors faster.The RTP is ideal for debugging electronic circuitries with different signals during development, including high-speed buses (USB, PCI Express, MIPI, etc.), multichannel RF interfaces (radio or radar), DDR memory interfaces, complex power management units, and even simple control and programming buses (I2C, SPI, etc.). The R&S RTP can test all applications where high-resolution signals need to be measured with a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity in the time and frequency domains. Thanks to the sophisticated cooling concept and the silent fans, the quiet instrument never disturbs lab operations.Rohde & Schwarz is planning additional enhancements to the R&S RTP family. More hardware options, such as a generator module with two analog and eight digital channels and a 16 GHz differential pulse source, are planned for 2018. Further R&S RTP models with a higher bandwidth will follow in 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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India vs Australia: This is the best I have ever batted, says Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara, who won the man-of-the-series for his 521 runs in India’s historic series win over Australia, said this is the best he has batted in his career.Pujara has been in sensational form since he was dropped in the first Test in England. Before the start of the Test series in Australia, the entire focus was on Virat Kohli – the man who top scored in ODIs and Tests in 2018, the man who had bullied Australia in their own backyard four years ago, the man who was just short of 1000 Test runs in Australia before the first ball was bowled in Adelaide.However, it was Cheteshwar Pujara who led India’s batting revival against the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc.Pujara scored hundreds in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth in trying conditions to enthrall the cricket world. Kohli had a below-par series by his own standards, scored 282 runs.Pujara, speaking exclusively to India Today’s Boria Majumdar, said this was the best he has ever batted.”It’s a very big achievement for all us, winning a Test series abroad. Especially in this country, where we haven’t won a Test series. We have been close to winning a Test series. It’s a first-ever victory for the Indian team. We are all proud of it.”We all are proud of it. The credit goes to the team. The way we have played throughout the entire series. I would also want to mention our bowlers. They have done a lot of hard work. To win abroad, you need to take 20 wickets. Our pacers and spinners have done that.advertisementThe end of an epic knock from Cheteshwar Pujara!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/J2php55Ktlcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019″Well, for me, I think the first hundred at Adelaide was special, because of the kind of situation we were in. And when you’re playing a four-Test series, it’s important to start off well. When you’re 1-0 up, you can be rest assured you have a very good chance to win the Test series. That hundred was very special.”The way I batted, we’re in a bit of trouble. I had a partnership with Ash and later on with the tail-enders. There was a stand with Rohit also. I think it is important to bat sessions, especially in Australia. I think it’s all about preparation, the way I prepared for the series was up to the mark. That’s why I did well.”I think people have that perception that I can’t play quickly. But I have played a lot of inning with good strike rates. I feel that you have to wait for the right time to start acceleration, especially in Tests. You can go in and straightaway start hitting. You’ve to read the situation adn bat accordingly,” Pujara told India Today.Take a bow, Cheteshwar Pujara!Another outstanding knock for his fifth Test ton against Australia.#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/n692cZ7WrCcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019″Well, talking about the Melbourne Test, good thing we were batting first. Although we won the toss, that pitch was hard to bat on, we looked like we won’t get to 300-350. On the first day, we didn’t score much, in the sense, we made only 220 on Day 1. Although we were batting well, we didn’t score enough boundaries. The reason was the pitch. They were bowling well as well. For us to get to a big total was important. I had a very good partnership with Virat. He had been in very good form but he also had to cut down on a few shots in that Test match. So I think in that particular Test, the way Bumrah bowled was fantastic. All our bowlers were blowing really well,” the 31-year-old Saurashtra batsman added.Pujara had put India in the driver’s seat (along with Rishabh Pant who scored 159 not out and Ravindra Jadeja who made 81) but rain played spoilsport in Sydney to rob India of a chance to win their third Test of the series.However, there were enough reasons for India to celebrate as they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia. Pujara, whose spot was under the scanner after the 2014-15 tour of Australia, worked hard on his game and today is among the best modern day Test batsmen.”This is the best I have ever batted.. This is our biggest ever victory,” Pujara said at the post-match presentation and added while the Test series against Australia at home in 2017 was the toughest he has played in, this series win was the biggest.advertisementCheteshwar Pujara brings up his 12th score of 50+ against Australia in Test cricket. And he’s not done yet…#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/gfypq8RCavcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019Pujara also said this was the best bowling India has ever had: “This is the best fast bowling unit ever for India. Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal.”There were several happy moments after the final Test in Sydney. First, Pujara said it was the best Indian team he has ever been a part of while not long after, his teammates got him to do a little dance.As good as batsman he is, Cheteshwar Pujara could not really pull off the dance steps Rishabh Pant tried to teach him.But Cheteshwar Pujara will forever be remembered as the man who starred in possibly one of the most historic Test series triumphs for an Indian team.Also Read | India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara a living Buddha, says MSK PrasadAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara keen on getting back to domestic cricket, to play county during IPL 2019Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winlast_img read more

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Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca Open

first_img Reuters New DelhiJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 09:52 IST Angleique Kerber defeats Maria Sharapova by 6-2 6-3 at Mallorca Open (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova recently returned from a shoulder surgeryKerber clinched a straight-set win over Sharapova on ThursdayKerber will next face France’s Caroline Garcia in MallorcaTop seed Angelique Kerber won the battle of current and former Wimbledon champions as she beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-3 in a heavyweight second-round clash at the Mallorca Open on Thursday.Germany’s Kerber, who will arrive at Wimbledon as reigning champion, proved too solid for Sharapova as her comeback from yet more shoulder problems was cut short.Kerber’s claycourt season was hampered by an ankle injury and she bowed out in the first round of the French Open.But the 31-year-old left-hander looked sharp as she dominated Sharapova on the Santa Ponsa grass, setting up a quarter-final against either France’s Caroline Garcia or Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa.”It was a good match and I felt good from the first point on the court,” Kerber, who now has four consecutive wins over Sharapova, told reporters.”I trusted my game today and just wanted to be aggressive.”Sharapova, who returned to action this week ranked 85th after undergoing shoulder surgery in February, has spent a fortnight on the Mallorca lawns sharpening her game for her comeback but said her lack of match play showed.”I made a few too many unforced errors,” said the 32-year-old Russian, who won Wimbledon in 2004.Despite having only two matches under her belt, Sharapova said it would not be too smart for my shoulder to add another warm-up tournament to her schedule ahead of Wimbledon.”These two matches were very important, for my arm, putting pressure on my arm and seeing how it does and it’s done pretty well so I will take that optimism to London,” she said.advertisement”Right now I have to take it one tournament at a time.”American teenager Amanda Anisimova, who reached the French Open semi-finals this month, eased past Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4.She will next face third seed Belinda Bencic, who also sealed her place in the quarter-finals.She was leading 5-7 6-3 3-1 when American opponent Shelby Rogers had to retire with an injury.Also Read | Mallorca Open: Sharapova wins on return from injury break, set for Kerber testAlso Read | Dominic Thiem extends olive branch to Serena Williams with mixed doubles offerAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow Angelique KerberFollow Mallorca Open Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca OpenReigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber made light work of Maria Sharapova challenge in a big-ticket second round at Mallorca Open, easing past the Russian 6-2, 6-3.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Canadian Seafarers Oppose Cuts in CSL’s New Contract

first_imgzoom Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) is not happy with the proposals given by Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) regarding the new collective agreement.According to SIU’s president, Jim Given, other than some items on safety that both parties could agree on, and some non monetary issues, the proposals in the agreement offer nothing “but cuts and more cuts, deep cuts.” “For history sake I started in the SIU in 1979 and I dare say these proposals are an attempt to set us back to this date or before. The lack of respect shown to you in these 32 pages is shameful,” Given said in a statement.Negotiations on the proposals for the new contract between the union and CSL will commence on June 1 and are expected to last for three days.“We are professionals, and as such we will meet with CSL on June 1 and deliver your message, a message that says no to cuts and says clearly we are united and we will fight for what we have. Times may be tough, but I don’t think we have ever been as strong as we are now. Over the past couple of years we have forged ahead and won some battles and this one will be no different,” Given added, calling union members to stay strong and unified.The union president further said that even though the proposals may be a reason for great concern, the union has not agreed to any of the items, voicing hope that in light of the recent developments CSL would be willing to negotiate in good faith.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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MES Hands Over Bulk Carrier Ocean Makmur

first_imgzoom Japanese shipbuilder and ship designer Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) delivered the 60,000 dwt bulk carrier MV Ocean Makmur on April 27.The shipbuilder said that the vessel, which was constructed at its Tamano shipyard, features a length of around 200 meters and a withd of 32 meters.With 34,578 gross tons, the bulk carrier was constructed for Indonesian company Indofood Sukses Makmur, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The 24th ship of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding’s eco-ship neo60BC class has a market value of USD 26.4 million.The Singapore-flagged ship, which has a capacity of 76,121 m3, is equipped with four cranes and five cargo holds.It is designed for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.MES informed that the new form of the bow and stern makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability.The shipbuilder added that, considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas).last_img read more

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Cloud cover gusty winds protect Delhi from heat

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital Monday recorded the lowest temperature for June this year at 33.3 degrees Celsius, as a cloud cover and gusty winds offered a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.Light rainfall witnessed over the last two days ended a dry spell of around 20 days during which the mercury soared to as high as 48 degrees Celsius. Gusty winds and a cloudy sky kept the mercury in check. The city recorded a high of 33.3 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal and the lowest for June this year, and a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said. Traces of rainfall were recorded at isolated places. Humidity levels oscillated between 50 and 54 per cent, it said. Similar weather conditions will prevail in the city for another three-four days. The mercury will hover between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

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Spotlight on Gill as India A play SA A

first_imgMysuru: Young Shubman Gill will be the centre of attraction when a dominant India ‘A’ lock horns against South Africa ‘A’ in the second and final unofficial Test of the series, starting here on Tuesday. After pocketing the five-match unofficial ODI series 4-1, India ‘A’ continued their domination over South Africa A in the Test rubber by winning the first game by seven wickets. And the Indians would look to draw curtains on the series on a perfect note with yet another complete performance. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut the focus will be on 19-year-old Gill, who has broken into the Indian Test squad for the three-match series against the Proteas, starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam. Gill, who was captain in the first match, made a superb 90 en route to the comprehensive win. And the youngster from Punjab would be eager to prove the national selectors right after being named in the Virat Kohli-led Indian Test squad. In the second four-day game, the national selectors have given opportunities to several performers in the domestic circuit. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterExperienced Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will take over the captaincy from Gill, while openers Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran have also been drafted in. Both Panchal and Easwaran, who too are knocking on the doors of the senior Test side, will be keen to showcase their potential after Gill leapfrogged them into the five-day team. Saha was in the reserves on the recent tour of West Indies as Rishab Pant donned the big gloves. With Pant’s keeping skills on Indian wickets yet to be tested in the longest format, Saha would fancy his chances and a good showing here would do him a world of good. Karnataka batsman Karun Nair, out of favour since the home series against Australia in 2017, is also part of the squad and will hope to score big after some impressive performances in the recent Duleep Trophy tournament. But it remains to be seen if Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who missed the first match due to a thumb injury, gets an opportunity. Spin trio of Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena and Krishnappa Gowtham did the damage in the Thiruvananthapuram game after pacers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj had made early inroads into the South Africa ‘A’ line-up. Saxena, who plays for Kerala now, impressed with both bat and ball, while Nadeem picked up wickets in both innings. The home team’s bowling attack may witness some changes after experienced Umesh Yadav and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav were drafted into the squad along side Avesh Khan. After being outplayed in the first unofficial Test at Thiruvananthapuram, the visiting team led by Aiden Markram would hope for an improved show from his players in the final match of the series. South Africa ‘A’ have a handful of players who are part of the senior Test squad and they would be hoping for good outing. The batting unit led by the highly-rated Markram came a cropper in Thiruvananthapuram. For Markram and others in the Test team — Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Heinrich Klaasen, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt and Lungi Ngidi — this match presents a chance to prepare for the tough examination that awaits them.last_img read more

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Prince Charles Speaks At Princes Trust Leadership Dinner

first_imgMore than five hundred business leaders raised over £400,000 at a special fundraising dinner for The Prince’s Trust last week.The Prince of Wales makes a speech at the Prince’s Trust Youth Leadership receptionCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/Founder and president, HRH The Prince of Wales, spoke about the impact of unemployment on young people’s mental health at the The Prince’s Trust and EMC Leadership Dinner.Hosted by newsreader Sophie Raworth and featuring a speech by Baroness Joanna Shields OBE – Advisor on the Digital Economy, Chairman of Tech City UK and Director of the London Stock Exchange Group – the event united business leaders to raise over £400,000 for The Trust.The evening also saw the unveiling of a multi-channel ad campaign, with the first Prince’s Trust TV advert in nearly a decade.The campaign – #TogetherWeCan – aims to increase support and donations to help vulnerable young people, many of whom are facing issues such as mental health problems, homelessness and abuse, move into employment, education or training.Speaking about the research produced by the Trust, The Prince said: “My Trust’s Youth Index, published earlier this month, found that it is often a lack of support at home which has a detrimental effect, and that a quarter of the young people in the UK don’t have anyone to talk to about their problems while growing up, and one in 10 have been physically attacked at home during their childhood.”The report, based on interviews with 2,265 16 to 25-year-olds, also revealed that while 20% of young people admitted to “falling apart” emotionally on a regular basis, this increased to a third among unemployed young people.His Royal Highness told more than 600 business leaders that research produced by his organisation had found that almost half of the unemployed young people it questioned felt depressed “always” or “often”.“For young people who are unemployed, the situation is increasingly dire, with 53% of them feeling anxious about everyday situations and a heart-breaking 47% feeling depressed ‘always’ or ‘often’.“As we all know, unemployment eats away at the confidence of those it affects, and I urge you not to forget about those young people who we haven’t reached yet, who are out there right now with no hope for the future.“They still need our help – and one very important way of doing so is through skills training. With so many gaps in skills … to be filled, the level of youth unemployment could be greatly reduced – with some joined-up thinking.”Hosted by BBC Broadcaster and Prince’s Trust Ambassador Sophie Raworth, the event featured Chantelle, a young ambassador for the Trust, telling her inspiring story of how she overcame the traumatic experience of being a young carer and unemployed to work in customer services with a leading bank.Guest speaker Baroness Shields said of the event: “The working world has experienced a seismic shift in how it uses technology, The Prince’s Trust is helping to put disadvantaged young people at the front of the queue for those jobs. I couldn’t be more proud to lend my support to this event.”last_img read more

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UN nuclear watchdog chief welcomes Irans agreement to address outstanding issues

12 September 2007The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today welcomed Iran’s agreement on a timeline to address all outstanding issues relating to its nuclear programme. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told reporters in Vienna, where the agency’s 35-member Board of Governors is meeting this week, that the August agreement, the first such work plan Iran has consented to, is “an important step in the right direction.”Repeating his call for a “double time-out” in both of all enrichment-related activities and of sanctions, he said that “the earlier we move from confrontation and distrust, to dialogue and confidence-building, the better for Iran and for the international community.”In his most recent report regarding Iran, Mr. ElBaradei said that while the IAEA is able to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in the country, the agency still cannot verify certain portions pertaining to the scope and nature of the Iranian nuclear programme.Regarding the work plan, the report noted that “if Iran finally addresses the long outstanding verification issues, the Agency should be in a position to reconstruct the history of Iran’s nuclear programme.” It also called on the country to fully comply with the IAEA as well as provide access to all necessary documents and individuals.“Contrary to the decisions of the Security Council, Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities, having continued with the operation of PFEP [Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant], and with the construction and operation of FEP [Fuel Enrichment Plant],” Mr. ElBaradei noted. “Iran is also continuing with its construction of the IR-40 reactor and operation of the Heavy Water Production Plant.”Iran’s nuclear programme has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that it had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Last December, the Security Council adopted a resolution banning trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to the country’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems. It tightened the measures in March, banning arms sales and expanding the freeze on assets. read more

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Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change Teck exec

by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2017 1:15 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Teck Resources has received a growing number of inquiries from shareholders and other stakeholders about how climate change and carbon pricing will affect its operations, an official with the Canadian mining giant said Tuesday.“We are receiving very detailed inquiries,” Chris Adachi said during a presentation at the world’s largest annual gathering for the mining industry, currently underway in Toronto.“I’ve seen them ramp up over the last couple of years. People want to know all these different types of questions around, ‘how are you thinking about carbon pricing, how are you thinking about different climate change scenarios when you are thinking about project design?’”Adachi, who helps manage Teck’s (TSX:TECK.B) carbon strategy, told attendees at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention that climate-related financial disclosures have become a hot topic in the mining industry as of late.“This isn’t something where people are just saying, ‘We need to talk about this,’” Adachi said. “We are receiving these questions directly, so this is very real for us.”Teck is a mining and mineral development company headquartered in Vancouver that focuses on copper, coal, zinc and energy. It owns or has interests in mines in Canada, the U.S., Peru and Chile.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has announced plans to introduce a national “floor price” on carbon by 2018, which would require all provinces to have some form of carbon pricing in place.A number of provinces — including Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and B.C. — have already introduced measures intended to combat climate change through either cap-and-trade programs or a carbon tax.Linden Edgell, the global sustainability director at ERM, says the environmental consulting firm has been fielding more phone calls about the issue lately, particularly from companies in the extractive sector, such as mining or oil and gas.“We’re getting more phone calls from the boards saying, ‘We’ve got a shareholder resolution, we need to respond to this.’ Or ‘We’re expecting one at our AGM, help us think through the response we’re going to make to the shareholders,’” Edgell said.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change: Teck exec read more

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INTERVIEW Preventing conflict key to relieving suffering stresses outgoing UN humanitarian chief

Preventing conflicts from breaking out in the first place, and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions once they do, is vital to relieving the suffering seen in many parts of the world, according to the top United Nations humanitarian official, Stephen O’Brien. “That’s the issue about conflict, it’s man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man and the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time,” Mr. O’Brien, who has served for over two years as Under-Secretary-General and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in an interview with UN News. For the past two years, the British national has witnessed some of that suffering first hand, meeting some of the millions affected by conflict and crises in, among others, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. As he prepares to wrap up his assignment with the UN, Mr. O’Brien discussed what he will remember most about being the UN humanitarian chief, some of his frustrations, UN reform efforts and how to avoid a sense of hopelessness from setting in given the numerous crises around the world and the ever increasing needs. UN News: When you look back at the past two years, what is the one encounter that will stay with you the most, that encapsulates what the job’s been about for you?Stephen O’Brien: In Yemen, when I visited a school that was occupied by internally displaced persons (IDPs) – there are millions in Yemen because of the terrible conflict – there was a girl called Marie, who was looking after eight of her siblings in the absence of any parents and they were struggling to get food. They had at last become registered so they were getting supplies from the very brave aid workers, from the UN and other NGO partners. But it was not possible as yet to give them schooling so they brought home to me more than anything else, that they should not be victims in other people’s wars, and also that the international community was doing an amazing job in giving them the lifesaving as well as the protection they needed.  UN News: Isn’t the problem for the UN that there’s little more that we can do than try to persuade perpetrators of violence and war, and power-hungry politicians, to change their ways? Stephen O’Brien: It’s all about persuasion, and we should never be deterred. Yes, there will be knock backs, more disputes, more terrible violence but we must be clear that it is worth the effort every day to save lives and protect the people, particularly in conflict. But, also remember that there is a real need to recognize that we have the capacity to make a difference. It requires political will and relationships with players [everywhere] to acquire access to reach the people in need. The UN is very well placed to make sure we do this at the scale that the world needs and to bring it all together with that sense of courage and conviction. We must make sure that the perpetrators of violence are held accountable for their actions. This is why it is important that we adhere to the international norms, laws and principles that we’ve all agreed to, and do our best to bring forward the evidence and to make sure that people are held to account. UN News: You said there is never enough funding. How do we stop a sense of hopelessness, even cynicism, from creeping in and overwhelming us on the humanitarian front? Stephen O’Brien: We can never cease to seek to persuade people that this is a fantastic investment. We know that if you leave humanitarian need or poverty unaddressed, it has the potential to be exploited by those of malign intent. If we do not address it today, the higher cost in the future will simply be borne by future generations. It is in all of our mutual interest in the cause of peace and community but also in the value of doing the right thing by our fellow human beings.  UN News: What will you miss most about being UN relief chief? Stephen O’Brien: I’m certainly not shy of putting in a hard day’s work, but what I will miss most is working with extraordinary people doing an extraordinary job. I mean that both within my own team in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs here and across about 40 countries. These are extraordinarily dedicated, skilled, committed and very brave people who are often serving in what we call non-family duty stations. I shall be extremely sorry to miss the inspiring context of being able to do something about the suffering through the people we have here at the UN and through our partners in the international NGOs or through the many local people we work with to get that last mile. I will also miss the relationships and the professional approach with Member States and their representatives here, in Geneva and across the world because it’s only by harnessing all these energies that we can make that difference and we can try and make the world a better place.The protection of aid workers is paramount. People put themselves at great risk to reach people in need in some of the most dangerous environments in protracted crises around the world. UN News: Is the problem that you can only do as much as the Security Council allows, in a way? Stephen O’Brien: I don’t think the Security Council is the complete constraint. I do think it is a very, very important part of the peace and security make-up, but the General Assembly, which includes all the 193 recognized Member States of the UN and some very important observers as well, engage in passing resolutions, which are intended to bind the world. It really matters to all of us here, and certainly has mattered to me, that we do our very best to live out the values that are encapsulated in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Universal of Declaration of Human Rights, which are our founding documents that have stood the test of time for 72 years. While yes, there are disputes around the world and there are things that are causing terrible humanitarian suffering that should be relieved, we are in a better place to meet the suffering of people when emergencies strike. Now we need to continue to commit to doing a better job to prevent conflict and relieve the suffering of people. UN News: Looking back, is there anything that you would have done differently, any crisis that you might have handled in a different way? Stephen O’Brien: We can always, with the benefit of hindsight, think of ways to improve. We can see by the massive and widening gap there is between the needs and the resources. The inefficiency of our response is something that hurts and is clearly part of our inability to be fully accountable to affected people. So in looking back, I wish I’d found a better way to raise more resources. In South Sudan, in July 2015, USG O’Brien saw first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the conflict as well as efforts by aid organizations to respond to escalating needs. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien hails the extraordinary work of aid workers around the world and urges the international community to do a better job to prevent conflict and relieve the suffering of people. Credit: UN News UN News: Where do you think you have been most effective in the job, and what has been your biggest frustration?Stephen O’Brien: I look at the extraordinary work of all of these humanitarian workers around the world in these very tough spots in the two years that I’ve been in the post and I’ve been really inspired by the courage, persistence and determination of these people who want to make sure that the people affected by the crisis, through no fault of their own, are given the lifesaving and protection that they need.The frustration is that we are simply not able to raise our ability to respond at the same pace that the needs are arising.While that has been rewarding, the job itself is extraordinarily challenging because the rise in humanitarian needs around the world has been exponential, and notwithstanding that we have managed to secure record amounts of funding in that period, the gap has grown wider.The frustration is that we are simply not able to raise our ability to respond at the same pace that the needs are arising. And in that period, we haven’t had – thank goodness, but it’s not to say that we will not have in the future – a very large humanitarian need as a result of natural hazards, so our primary focus has been on the humanitarian needs out of conflict.UN News: Your time in office has been dominated by some of the worst conflicts and humanitarian crises of the modern era. Is there any more that the UN could be doing in Syria, or is it really all up to the Security Council to act, as you’ve often said in your briefings?Stephen O’Brien: One of the great privileges that the Emergency Relief Coordinator has is that here in New York you get to speak to the Security Council on a fairly regular basis about the challenges that are arising as a result of conflict and other disasters and emergencies. It has been very clear to me that it is a duty, an obligation and, indeed, expected by General Assembly resolution 46/182, that I raise very difficult issues and often speak truth to power. USG O’Brien during a visit to Homs, Syria, in August 2015. He has repeatedly called on the Security Council to do more to ensure humanitarian access, allowing aid agencies to reach those in need in the strife-torn nation. Photo: OCHA/Emmanuel Bargues  UN News: What advice do you have for your successor? Stephen O’Brien: Above all, go out and meet the people to whom we are ultimately accountable, the people who need us most. As I have sought to do, make sure all you do is rooted in the principles of international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law. Make sure that we call people to account so that there is a better deterrent to those causing humanitarian suffering today. UN News: The Secretary-General has made UN reform a priority. Do you have any constructive advice as to how that can be managed in the humanitarian field? Stephen O’Brien: The Secretary-General’s emphasis on prevention as core to policy and the ability for the UN in the world that we face today, and looking ahead and particularly to be relevant to the vast number of younger generations. We need to make sure it is reformed to reflect that world. If you leave humanitarian need or poverty unaddressed, it has the potential to be exploited by those of malign intent. That needs much better resolution of conflict, prevention in the first place, a greater participation of stakeholders, recognizing that so many of the world’s problems, particularly humanitarian, but also for enabling development and the equality of women’s rights, all need to come together in a way that is relevant to today’s generation. The reforms that the Secretary-General is pushing are all to be welcomed and supported. I am pleased that in OCHA, we have been doing this over the last two years. We have somewhat blazed a trail with our own reforms and put us in a fitter and better position to make sure that we are strategically aligned, nimble and adaptable. UN News: What is the key message you relayed for your last World Humanitarian Day? Stephen O’Brien: We should make sure to put a real focus on how humanitarian aid workers around the world are #NotATarget. This was articulated at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The protection of aid workers is paramount. People put themselves at great risk to reach people in need in some of the most dangerous environments in protracted crises around the world. Humanitarian workers are operating across the world, often in countries for many years, despite insufferable difficulties. World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for us to focus on protecting these humanitarian aid workers, particularly in the medical field. Mr. O’Brien (front centre left) and Secretary-General António Guterres (front centre) pose for a group photo with participants at a special event under the theme, “Staff Stand Together”, marking this year’s World Humanitarian Day. UN Photo/Evan Schneider It can be a little uncomfortable, it can be challenging, but it is very important that the facts are before all of the Member States, here at the United Nations, the highest body in the world, which has the capacity, diplomatically and politically, to find a resolution and to prevent conflicts that result in producing humanitarian needs, which could be avoided. That’s the issue about conflict, it’s man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man and the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time. UN News: As Syria and Yemen stand out, do you worry that some of these complex conflicts will prove to be unsolvable?Stephen O’Brien: I never accept that these are unsolvable because with a will, when people come together, when we put our fellow human beings around the planet first, rather than [focusing on] the dispute for power or competition for resources…the issues can be solved. As long as we put a huge premium on our ability to talk through our differences. At the same time, we must recognize that we have the highest possible public duty internationally to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings, wherever that arises, be that for their protection in conflicts where innocent civilians are put at risk, or for their lifesaving in natural hazards and the terrible risks that happen because of that. Briefing the Security Council in May 2017, USG O’Brien said the people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the world watches. He added that this a direct consequence of actions of the parties, and is also “a result of inaction – whether due to inability or indifference – by the international community”. UN Photo/Evan Schneider read more

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Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference happening at Brock

For the first time in its 33-year history, Canada’s Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference is being hosted at Brock University.The location isn’t the only new aspect of this year’s conference, affectionately known as “The Qualitatives.” The conference’s theme, Visual Research Methods and Visual Ethnographies, is also a first.“This is the first major Canadian research conference that merges qualitative methodologies, visual research methods and visual ethnographies while also continuing the Qualitatives’ long-standing tradition of showcasing excellent Canadian and international research from emergent and established researchers,” notes Andrea Doucet, a Professor in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies who holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care, and one of the conference’s organizers.“Qualitative researchers and ethnographers usually use interviews, participant observation, and narrative approaches that rely on told and written stories,” Doucet explains. “Visual researchers complement these approaches by thinking about how the visual can enhance knowledge making and its outcomes—for example, in documentary films, photographic exhibits and digital storytelling.”The innovative conference theme has resonated with researchers from around the world. Brock will welcome nearly 150 presenters from across Canada and the US, as well as international visitors from India, Australia, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Ecuador, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Japan.Some fifteen presenters from Brock’s transdisciplinary hub, the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI), will participate in the conference, including featured speakers David Butz (Geography) and Nancy Cook (Sociology), who will give a talk on their decades of research in Pakistan. Additional featured speaker sessions will run daily. Kirsten Emiko McAllister of Simon Fraser University was to deliver a keynote address Wednesday evening entitled Photography and Visual Methodology: Questions of Witnessing and Memory.Other key events include panels on Publishing in the Digital Age and Filmmaking and Social Justice. The latter panel will be followed by screenings of films made by the panelists, including Paul J.A. Chaput (Planting Stories, Feeding Communities: Knowledge, Indigenous Peoples and Film), Karol Orzechowski (Maximum Tolerated Dose), and Joanne Green (Outside the Ring: The Shape Your Life Program).After the conference, key proceedings will be published in special issues of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, the Canadian Review of Sociology, and Studies in Social Justice.The conference, funded in part by a SSHRC Connection grant, runs at the Four Points Sheraton from May 11-13. Day passes are available for people who are interested in attending select sessions or talks, and students can attend for free. Please visit www.qualitatives.ca for program details. read more

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Prince Harry visits Lovers Beach to release baby turtles – but misses

first_imgThe US holiday of Thanksgiving this Thursday is the most important time of the year for Americans to spend time with their families and loved ones. Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle is no different, as she showed by posting on Instagram on Wednesday a picture of herself celebrating the occasion in a past year, next to an enormous roast turkey. She will, of course, have to celebrate the public holiday without her boyfriend, who is representing the Queen on a two-week tour of the Caribbean.The couple will, however, have plenty of new experiences to tell each other about when they catch up over the phone.While American Miss Markle, 35, will be able to tell the Prince all about her traditional family get-together, the Prince can reciprocate with stories about releasing baby turtles into the sea on the aptly-named Lovers Beach on the island of Nevis. The Prince is a passionate conservationistCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstock Show more He encouraged everyone to continue their hard work. Volunteer Thema Ward, 35, said: “Harry was excellent. He got right down there digging with us and we weren’t expecting that.”“He is so down to earth – like his mum was. She just blended right like a real person when she was here and Harry did the same.” He was excited when he was given some more and exclaimed: “A whole team!”As they used their flippers to flap their way down the short, steep beach to the surf, he gestured with his hands, willing them on by saying “Go, go, go!” and “That way!” He said: “Look at the energy they have as well. He’s waiting for the water to come to him – that’s really clever.”He held his sunglasses in his mouth as he handled the small animals. Prince Harry was shown a turtle nesting site Credit:Chris Radburn/PA Prince Harry was told he could keep the gloves used to handle the baby turtlesCredit:Rex Features Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Looking concerned, he continued to dig, saying: “Are you sure there are no more? Never leave a man behind!”He had been told that stragglers from the nests tend to die because they are not strong enough to dig their way to the surface without the help of the dozens of siblings that have hatched with them. Prince Harry releases turtles on Lovers Beach in Nevis Prince Harry with a turtle Prince Harry released the turtles on Lovers BeachCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstockcenter_img Prince Harry's gloved hand Prince Harry was shown a turtle nesting site The Prince was then taken down to the end of the beach, to dig for any turtles still in their nests. Handed a pair of white plastic gloves, he enthusiastically began digging a deep hole with his hands, pulling out empty shells, and was shown an example of an egg that hadn’t developed. He was told about the conservation project, which aims to protect turtles and increase their population.For every 1,000 turtles in Nevis, only one of those will return to lay eggs.While it is illegal to hunt turtle eggs for consumption in Nevis, many people still do. The Prince chipped in: “It’s because they are an aphrodisiac, right?”When he had helped dig a hole roughly 2ft deep, he was told that there would not be any live turtles in there.  Prince Harry met the founder and president of the Nevis Turtle Group, Lemuel PembertonCredit:Chris Jackson /Getty After carefully handling and examining the first turtle, he gently placed him at the waters edge.  The Prince who, like Miss Markle, is a passionate conservationist, enjoyed one of the highlights of his trip to the West Indies when he met volunteers from a turtle conservation group on one of the world’s most secluded beaches.Although he arrived at the wrong time of day to see turtles hatching and burrowing their way to the surface of the sand, members of the Nevis Turtle Group had kept five baby green turtles, found earlier in the day trapped in thick vegetation, for him to release on the beach. Prince Harry released baby turtles into the sea in NevisCredit:Tim Rooke/Rex / Shutterstock Prince Harry released baby turtles into the sea in Nevis Prince Harry meets the founder and president of the Nevis Turtle Group, Lemuel Pemberton The Prince said he had never seen baby turtles before, only adults. He looked impressed when he was told the babies would eventually weigh up to 900lbs.Afterwards he took off his gloves and, when told to keep them, joked: “It’s not like they’re a souvenir!”When it was pointed out he could use them for digging in sand again, he said: “Yes, that’s what I do in my spare time!”last_img read more

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Nikolaj Jacobsen about black German spring Barca Kielce Veszprem and PSG favorites

Nikolaj JakobsenRhein Neckar LowenVelux EHF Champions League Rhein Neckar Lowen coach Nikolaj Jacobsen expressed his expectations that Germany could stay without a single team at VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne “very easily”. The Danish coach stated for Manheimer Morgen about this:-It is possible that Germany will stay without teams in Cologne. I hope that at least one will be there, but it is much more realistic another scenario – said Jacobsen, which team was openly critized for not playing in European elite competition with full strentgh.-Barcelona, Kielce, Veszprem and PSG Handball are four favorites. PSG Handball have an unbeleavable squad – concluded Jacobsen.The “Lions” will face Croatian champions PPD Zagreb at EHF CL TOP 16 phase.  ← Previous Story KIELCE TV: “Middle-European” encounter in six minutes… Next Story → Allison Pineau to Brest Bretagne Handball! read more

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Ireland to auction off €500 million of Treasury Bills on Thursday

first_imgTHE NATIONAL TREASURY Management Agency (NTMA) is to sell €500 million in Treasury Bills in an auction to be held on Thursday.The auction of the three month bonds will be the latest attempt to test the waters for Ireland’s eventual return to normal lending markets when the country emerges from the bailout.A similar auction in January saw €500 million worth of Treasury Bills (or T-bills) sold with a yield of 0.20 per cent.Owen Callan of Danske Bank Markets said despite the positive fallout from the promissory note deal, the NTMA may delay any long-term bond issues until next month due to events in Ireland and Europe, including the impending Italian election and the possible sale of Irish Life Assurance.“While there may have been a political hope for the NTMA to take advantage of the promissory note deal and to immediately issue long term bonds into the market, Ireland already has a huge cash buffer (€22 billion or so), and reacting too quickly to the deal could also have increased criticisms from those claiming that deal would be akin to ‘monetary financing’” said Callan.“As such, waiting a few weeks before issuing is not without justification, even if risk/reward would argue for a more imminent engagement with the bond market”.The auction will open at 9.30am on Thursday morning and close at 10.30am.Read: Draghi: ECB hasn’t yet considered whether Irish deal is legal >last_img read more

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ASA Urges Senate to Exempt Ag Commodities from Unilateral Economic Sanctions

first_imgASA News ReleaseASA Urges Senate to Exempt Ag Commodities from Unilateral Economic SanctionsMay 11, 1999… Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced strong support in testimony before two separate U.S. Senate committees for legislation that would reform unilateral economic sanctions that are denying U.S. soybean farmers access to export markets. With world demand and farm prices at historic lows, these lost market opportunities only worsen the current crisis in the U.S. farm economy.ASA’s comments were presented today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, in support of S.566, “The Agricultural Trade Freedom Act,” and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in support of S.425, “The Food and Medicine for the World Act of 1999.”ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “The use of unilateral economic sanctions by our government has been a recurring nightmare for soybean producers and all of U.S. agriculture for nearly three decades. Every year, these actions deny U.S. farmers, processors, and exporters access to multi-billion dollar markets.”In a report completed last August, ASA determined that restrictions on exports to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Cuba, and North Korea resulted in lost U.S. sales of nearly $150 million annually for soybeans and soybean products alone. Even more damaging than the loss of annual sales to specific countries, unilateral sanctions establish the reputation of the U.S. as an unreliable supplier.”The restrictions on agricultural exports due to supply shortages imposed by Presidents Nixon and Ford in 1972 and 1973 sent shock waves through countries that had become dependent on the U.S. as a supplier of basic food products, including soybeans,” Yost said. “Within a few years, major importers led by Japan initiated a long-term investment program to develop the agricultural potential of South American countries, particularly soybean production in Brazil. Twenty-five years later, Brazil is our chief competitor for global soybeans, soybean oil, and soybean meal markets.”S.566 would exempt commercial sales of U.S. agricultural commodities from unilateral economic sanctions unless the president determines that the exemption should not apply for foreign policy or national security reasons. In the event of such a determination, the president is required to submit a report explaining these reasons and assessing the actual or potential importance of the sanctioned country as a market for U.S. agricultural exports, and the effect of the sanctions on exports. The report would also access the impact of the sanctions on the income of U.S. agricultural producers, on the potential increase in competition from other countries, and on the reputation of the U.S. as a reliable supplier.”In ASA’s view, this legislation represents a positive step toward reforming U.S. policies governing unilateral economic sanctions,” Yost said. “It would force an administration to assess and publicly state the likely impacts that a particular unilateral economic sanction would have on U.S. agriculture, and the extent to which the U.S. would be displaced by other suppliers to the sanctioned country. In every case we have examined, these responses would amount to prior acknowledgement that a sanction will be ineffective and will benefit our competitors at the expense of our own producers.”S.425 would exempt U.S. exports of agricultural and medical products from unilateral economic sanctions unless requested by the president and approved by both houses of Congress. The only exceptions to this exemption are in the event Congress has declared war, the president has declared a state of national emergency, or in the case of products which could have some military application. Also, the bill would not exempt products included in any multilateral sanction.”This legislation would set a precedent for exempting sales of agricultural and medical supplies from export restrictions, unless conditions meeting the standard of a national emergency exist,” Yost said. “This bill would also protect humanitarian exports under the Food for Peace Program, Section 416, and the GSM export credit guarantee program. These authorities are extremely important to the U.S. soybean industry since we depend on food assistance and credit sales programming for a significant part of our annual exports.”ASA strongly supported the administration’s April 28 decision to lift unilateral sanctions on sales of food and medicine to Iran, Libya and Sudan. This action opens markets worth more than $4.2 billion annually, and would allow a requested sale to Iran of $500 million of U.S. agricultural commodities, including soybean oil and soybean meal, to be completed.”Enactment of S.566 and S.425 would send a signal to both our customers and our competitors that the U.S. is beginning to understand that unilateral sanctions are not good foreign policy tools,” Yost said.last_img read more

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Police find teen mom baby missing since Wednesday

first_imgPolice located a missing teen who ran away from home with her 4-month-old son.Kiah Mickels, 16, was found by police early Friday, according to a Vancouver police bulletin.Police were told just after midnight Friday that her son, Jayden, was dropped off at a relative’s home and is safe, the release said.Mickels was last seen in her home Wednesday.last_img

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NASA pays tribute to the late Neil Armstrong on his birthday

first_img Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See at Turo $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $60 at Best Buy DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) NASA,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice Comments Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Neil Armstrong is remembered for many feats, including breaking records in aviation and spaceflight. On his birthday, we remember the man who inspired millions when he walked on the surface of the Moon. More: https://t.co/1y4CX4Zvkq pic.twitter.com/3aup0Q5vqC— NASA (@NASA) August 5, 2019 NASA is honoring Neil Armstrong’s birthday by remembering his legacy. Getty Images Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, would have been 89 today. NASA on Monday honored the astronaut, who died in 2012, with a tweet and video remembering the “engineer,” “pilot,” “teacher” and “American hero.” The video includes soundbites, images and videos of Armstrong.”Neil Armstrong is remembered for many feats, including breaking records in aviation and spaceflight,” the tweet reads. “On his birthday, we remember the man who inspired millions when he walked on the surface of the moon.” Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Sci-Tech Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 $210 at Best Buy 7 Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Angela Lang/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Cheapskate The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 0center_img Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $155 at Google Express Amazon See It Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $520 at HP Share your voice $999 $299 at Amazon Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. NASA also shared a post on its site about Armstrong’s 39th birthday, which was spent in quarantine following the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969. After the mission, humans, spacecraft and samples had to be in quarantine for 21 days to avoid contaminating the Earth with any lunar micro-organisms.  On that birthday, workers in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, where Armstrong was in quarantine, made him a cake and threw a surprise party. Armstrong enthusiastically blew out the candles and cut up slices of cake for everyone. The wives of the astronauts watched from the other side of the glass, and he pretended to hand them cake through the partition.  Armstrong died at age 82 after complications from cardiovascular surgery.  $999 $6 at Tidal Tags Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See it Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Boost Mobile Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Tags Read Google Home Hub review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Amazon $59 at eBay Turolast_img read more

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Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

first_imgJaipur: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. Since the Bharatiya Janata Party did not put up any candidate due to lack of numbers in the assembly, Manmohan Singh was declared elected after the scheduled time to withdraw nominations ended on Monday. Chief whip Mahesh Joshi accepted the certificate of election on behalf of the former Prime Minister. The seat had fallen vacant due to the death of sitting member, BJP state chief Madan Lal Saini. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Assembly Speaker C P Joshi congratulated Manmohan Singh, “I congratulate former PM Dr #ManmohanSingh ji on being elected unopposed as a member of #RajyaSabha from #Rajasthan.last_img read more

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WHO Global health care needs revamping to avoid Ebolalike tragedy

first_img The World Health Organization (WHO) says efforts must be made for the global health care system to be improved as a whole as the week to 17 May saw the highest weekly total of confirmed cases of Ebola for over a month.Guinea and Sierra Leone reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before.We must reverse the trend in global health where we wait for the fire to flare-up, run to put it out, but then forget to fire-proof the building. We need to change that. And we call on the global community to support the effort to concentrate on the health care system as a whole rather than on high-profile diseases so that another tragedy like Ebola will never happen again, said Dr Ruediger Krech, WHO director of health systems and innovation office at a news conference in Geneva on 21 May.Krech said the necessary funding to fight and eradicate Ebola had still not been acquired.Only partial funding has so far been offered by the international community. Out of the $2.3bn needed, about half is still missing. And if we, as the international community, want to ensure that this crisis doesnt happen again we all together need to come up with this money, he said.The 35 cases in the week to 17 May were in six districts of Guinea and Sierra Leone, with most in Guinea. Nine were confirmed the previous week.WHO has three key concerns. The first concern is of course to get to zero cases. And as the rainy season is coming we are still very concerned to get to zero cases for at least 42 days, Krech said.Another concern was managing the aid funds, the WHO said. Some of these countries have some problems with their governance, have problems in terms of where money flows, so a lot of money flows elsewhere. And also, this needs to be addressed, so that the international community also has trust and builds up trust, that the money they are giving to those countries will be well spent, Krech said.On 18 May, the WHO said it is setting up a $100m (£64m) contingency fund to ensure it will not be overwhelmed by a major crisis again like it was with Ebola, which has killed more than 11,000 people since December 2013. Closelast_img read more

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Muhith sees no poor in Bangladesh by 2024

first_imgFinance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith.Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday stated there will be no poor people in the country by 2024.His statement matches that of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus who earlier expressed determination to send poverty to the museum.”Bangladesh will be able to end poverty by 2024 though the international deadline for poverty reduction is 2030,” Muhith told a seminar. It was organised by Sadhana Sangsad, a research and development organisation, to mark its silver jubilee at a city hotel, reports UNB.The finance minister said some special kind of people like autistic people and senior citizens always depend on the government in every country and the lowest rate of this dependent people is in Malaysia.”Only 7 per cent people in Malaysia depend on government and I believe that by 2024 our country will become able to reach that ratio,” said Muhith.The minister also said the way the country is now moving ahead, it will become a developed country by 2041.Sadhana Sangsad secretary general Delwar Hossain Bhuiyan presented the keynote paper titled ‘Potential risks of travel abroad, increase in remittance and role of agent banking and Sadhana Sangsad’ in the seminar.Delwar proposed creating skilled workers and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and creating employment abroad by giving them training, investing foreign exchange in profitable sectors, making the bank management system easier and maintaining good relations with the recruiting agents and others.Sadhana Sangsad president Mohammad Ali Ashraf, MP, presided over the seminar.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday August 13

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWith Black men disproportionately being the targets of violence and hatred, the “Black Men Love Movement,” may be right on time. We’ll talk to the man behind it, Trabian Shorter of BMe Community. And we’ll talk about the ongoing battle for criminal justice reform in Baltimore with Zina Makar and Tara Huffman of the Open Society Institute. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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Unreleased unfinished openworld South Park game discovered

first_imgIn an usual event for a licensed game, a playable pre-alpha South Park game by a company called Buzz Monkey Software has been unlocked from an old Xbox development system.One of the hosts of the Youtube channel HappyConsoleGamer purchased an Xbox dev kit from a man in Eugene, Oregon where developer Buzz Monkey used to be located and on the Xbox was the only known playable copy of the very early stages of a South Park open world game.South Park is a cable television institution, currently airing its 19th season on Comedy Central. Even when South Park is elongated into feature length, through an actual theatrical release like South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut or a direct-to-DVD trilogy like Imaginationland and Coon and Friends, the four foul-mouthed boys find their audience. This was not always the case with attempts at South Park video games.The first game was a first person shooter made by Iguana Entertainment for the N64 simply called South Park. It required the Expansion Pack memory boost be installed before booting at all. It had the same problems a lot of early N64 licensed releases, including very generic graphics and very little plot. However, the game was released in 1998 while the show was airing its second season, so as far as South Park games went, it didn’t have much to go on.Sout Park N64 character select screenThe second South Park game was released a year later for multiple platforms. it was called “Chef’s Luv Shack” and revolved around playing mini-games and answering South Park trivia questions. It wasn’t much good at replicating the experience of the show. Then again neither were the third and fourth attempts at South Park games, 2000’s South Park Rally (a racing game) and 2009’s South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Game.In 2012, a South Park platform game was released for the Xbox Live Arcade called South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge that continued a storyline directly out of the series and graphically looked like it could have been rendered as an episode of the show. So did 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, an RPG for consoles and Window, but that was made by Obsidian Entertainment in direct partnership with South Park Studios and the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.The Stick of Truth was the first game that directly involved the show’s creative team in its development and suffered the expected delays because of it (Parker and Stone were also busy winning Tonys for The Book of Mormon at the time). The Stick of Truth did well enough in sales and critically to have Obsidian hand off sequel duties to Ubisoft who will work with South Park Studios on this year’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole.The Buzz Monkey South Park mode selection screenFrom the looks of the graphics, sometime between 2000’s South Park Rally and 2009’s Tower Defense Game, the South Park license was out to Oregon’s Buzz Monkey Software who were developing a South Park clone of The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Buzz Monkey (who made games like Tomb Raider Legends) looked like they were seeking to expand on the Hit & Run formula with some combat elements, but set in the South Park universe.The HappyConsoleGamer video shows some bizarre tests like a full 3D build of Cartman punching dogs, and a lot of the textures and backgrounds of the game don’t exist, but this would still have been the only South Park 3D open world game to have been made since the show was on the air.There had been some evidence the Buzz Monkey South Park game existed, but it was hard to tell if it was pre-alpha graphics of a bygone era or a hoax, because it was…really weird.The game will never see the light of day as it was never formally announced or discontinuted. In 2012, Buzz Monkey was bought by Zynga, which is probably when this Xbox dev unit escaped into the wild.last_img read more

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Quench your thirst with cool drinks at Sharbat Mela

first_imgThe Delhi Tourism brings to you yet another annual Sharbat Mela to quench your thirst in this scorching heat. The annual extravaganza will be organised at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, from June 19 – 21, 2015.The mela promises to offer traditional and modern drinks. Drinks prepared from traditional herbs will also be on offer. Popular drinks such as thandai, lassi, jaljeera, mango shake, aam panna, sattu, kokam (a drink from Maharashtra) and many other varieties of milk shakes will be on offer.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Companies such as Hitkari, Hamdard, Simbhavli Suger Mill, Mother Dairy and Aroma will be participating in the festival.  Besides, stalls of henna, ittar and gulabjal will also be put up at the mela. Summer special swings and camel rides for children will also be available.Apart from enjoying a variety of drinks at the Sharbat Mela, visitors can also shop at craft and garment stalls.  Moreover, cultural programmes by the Punjabi Academy of Art and Culture and the Government of NCT Delhi promise enthrall the audience. So, get ready to beat the heat with a variety of drinks at the Sharbat Mela.last_img read more

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Mobile library for book lovers in North Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: In an effort to arouse the interest of reading books particularly among the youth, the state Mass Education and Library Services department has introduced a mobile library in North Dinajpur district.The mobile library is equipped with 1,500 books that ranges from short stories, novels, poems, books on cuisine, sports books, children books and school texts.The mobile library has been recently launched by the Minister for Mass Education & Library Services Siddiqullah Chowdhury at a government programme in Karnajhora. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The books will be lent out for a period of 15 days to a reader. On the 17th day, the mobile library will visit the reader’s address. When he returns the book, he can issue another new book,” Chowdhury said.The mobile library has been christened as Ghare Baire – inspired from the famous novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore.A senior official of the department said that out of 74 gram panchayats (GP) in South Dinajpur, there is not a single library in 53 GPs. “We have strategically chosen this place so that the readers have access to books,” the official said. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe local administration is conducting a survey as there is a demand for school text books there. “Many students cannot afford to buy books due to financial problems. This will also be of immense help to them,” theminister said.The Library services department is taking a slew of measures to encourage the young generation to visit the libraries in the state.There are around 2,480 libraries and 300 of them have closed down. “We have recently done a survey on the state libraries, conducted by a Gurgaon-based agency. It has come to light that people of the age group of 55 to 60 visit the state libraries. A number of libraries do not have toilets and drinking water.A library in the city has also been found with no facilities of drinking water and toilet. This is not desirable and we are working for developing these basic facilities,” anofficial said.last_img read more

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School teacher shot dead by unidentified miscreants

first_imgKolkata: A school teacher from Raghunathpur area in Purulia was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Friday evening.The incident took place when the victim, Chinmoy Mondal, was returning home after buying some sports equipment for his school. According to the police, the victim was riding his motorcycle when the miscreants stopped his way. He was just a few metres away from his house at Raghunathpur when he was shot at. Mondal tried to flee the spot when one of the miscreants took out a gun and shot at him. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe victim received bullet injuries on his face and fell on the ground. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After hearing the sound of the gunshot, locals gathered at the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to the Raghunathpur Super-specialty hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The body was later sent for postmortem examination. The police are yet to confirm the motive behind his murder. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA teacher of a local school at Raghunathpur, the victim had gone to a nearby market to buy sports equipment for the school. He was returning home at around 10.30 pm. His wife, Papia, told the police that the victim had no personal rivalry with anyone. She demanded a probe into the incident. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits who were behind the attack. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that an old rivalry might have led to the incident. A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard.last_img read more

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Arenal Report

first_imgNo related posts. Denyce Parnelltreated members of the Arenal Garden Club to a feast of floral abundance rarely seen outside the likes of Lankester Gardens or CATIE. A devoted horticulturalist, Denyce has for the past ten years enjoyed creating eight hectares of paths, terraces and ponds, utilizing the natural flow of a stream that courses through the property en route to Lake Arenal. She has planted hundreds of unique trees and flowers, many not often seen in theviveros of Costa Rica, and she knows all of their scientific names, citing genus and specie for anyone interested.Surprises await the casual stroller admiring the gorgeous flowers. A turn in the  path suddenly reveals a beautifully sculpted dragon or the head of a giant Buddha. Another turn and you walk through the gaping mouth of the ancient spirit of the forest, a la “The Hobbit.” Through a huge set of wooden double guests discover mysterious concrete creations by an artist friend. An added (and necessary) feature is a pottery in which all manner of large decorative concrete planters, flagstones and sculptures are made on premises. The plant nursery rivals that of most commercial viveros.Denyce, who is a pathologist devoted to research, says her garden is, a work in progress. Her next area for development? A bonsai garden.After a two and a half hour walking tour, one-third of the garden was still unexplored. But the garden club members retreated to the breezy second floor veranda of Denyce’s home for a refreshing luncheon. The next Garden Club meeting takes place Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Garden Club President Victoria Torley’s home. There will be a plant exchange, so select a nice healthy plant from your “extras” to make it interesting for all.The 4th annual Christmas Bazaar will be presented by the Ladies of the Lake on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Salon Communal in Tilarán. The silent auction features a number of high-end prizes. Someone will win a half-day deep sea fishing trip valued at $800. Other winners will benefit from generous donors who have offered two multi-night beach stays, one at the Coco Palms Hotel in Coco Beach, and another in a private condominium. Other types of auctions will be held throughout the day. Vendors will have a huge array of crafts, homemade delicacies, art work and more, so save the date, have fun, do some early Christmas shopping and help fund the community work sponsored by the Ladies of the Lake.-William & Jean Priestjean_pri@comcast.net Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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IHG named Australasias most environmentally sustainable hotelie

first_imgCrowne Plaza Alice Springs Solar Project, final install aerial photo Source = IHG IHG has been recognised as the most environmentally and socially responsible hotelier in Australasia, after being awarded the inaugural Responsible Travel ManagementAward (RTM) by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA).Announcing the award at the Excellence Award Dinner during its annual Regional Business Travel Conference in Melbourne, the NBTA recognised IHG’s corporate responsibility practices as the clear benchmark for sustainability inhotels in Australia and New Zealand.Citing the sheer depth and diversity of IHG’s comprehensive corporate responsibility program in awarding the accolade, NBTA offered praise for the years of effort and resources that have been committed to making IHG’s hotels and business practices as environmentally sustainable and socially responsible as possible.Of particular note were IHG’s extensive efforts in providing training, employment and community development opportunities for Indigenous Australians, as part of the company’s broad corporate responsibility commitments.“We’ve spent years changing the way we do business across every one of our InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels, to cut the volume of natural resources being consumed – such as water and energy – and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, and find new ways to foster the social and economic development of the local communities we do business in,” said IHG Australasia’s director of corporate responsibility, Frank Hubbard.“This process has required personal commitments at every level of the business, to get IHG to the point where it is starting to make a difference. It’s required nothing less than fundamental shifts in how we run our hotels and engage with our communities, but the positive results of these efforts are more than worth the effort.” “Time and again, we’ve been able to prove that responsible business is good business – and receiving recognition for our commitment from major industry organisations like the NBTA certainly spurs us on,” Frank said. IHG’s environmental policies cover every area of the global business – from sustainable design, development and operation of hotels through to engagement of customers, colleagues and business partners.  Underpinning all this are proprietary systems and partnerships to monitor, benchmark and audit the environmental performance of every one of IHG’s hotels.The NBTA’s inaugural Responsible Travel Management Award for Australasia was judged by a selection of NBTA Board members and independent experts in sustainability and climate change.  last_img read more

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Scenic has launched its latest agent incentive of

first_imgScenic has launched its latest agent incentive, offering $100 Scenic Rewards points* for any booking on 2019/2020 Europe River cruise product for both Scenic and Evergreen brands. Valid for bookings made and deposited between 1 March 2019 and 30 April 2019.To make a booking login to ExpressbookAgents can join the Scenic Rewards program for free HERE. *T & Cs apply.  EuropeIncentiveSceniclast_img

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first_img by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Jun 10, 2018 9:13 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne celebrate Summer Jam’s 25th year EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances.Remy Ma, Tory Lanez and BBD also worked the stage Sunday for the feverish audience at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The event’s highlight was the battle between producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who went back and forth with hits they have produced for others — from Jay-Z’s “Jigga My…” and DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to Missy Elliott’s “Work It” and Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.”Lamar performed his well-known hits such as “Humble” and “Don’t Kill My Vibe”; he was joined onstage by label mate Jay Rock. Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, also performed.The event, hosted by New York hip-hop radio station Hot97, was launched in 1994.last_img read more

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against Humanity and should be so handled” NCAT also wants Nigeria to pull out of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) The Issued statement NIGERIANS IN US CONDEMN BOKO HARAM TERRORISM CALL FOR FTO STATUS FOR BOKO HARAM LAMBAST NPLF AND URGE NIGERIAN WITHDRAWAL FROM OIC June 27 2012 Washington DC In their first collective response to current extreme Islamic terrorism in Nigeria Nigerians and “Naija-Americans” in the United States have given an unequivocal condemnation of the string of deadly bombings of Christian Churches in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram Boko Haram (in Hausa translates Western Education is sinful) is a Moslem terrorist organization operating mainly in the Northern Sharia Belt of Nigeria Following series of meetings held in Baltimore Maryland Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) denounced Northern Nigerian political leaders for provocative comments presaging Boko Haram violence They issued the following 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and should be so handled “ 3 The genesis of the present crisis stems from post-electoral irresponsible and unstatesmanlike remarks from the likes of General Buhari Adamu Ciroma and former Nigerian Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar These men previous apex office holders in Nigerian political hierarchy currently are all members of the ultra-secretive religious Northern Political Leadership Forum (NPLF) Notably as a group NPLF has never uttered a syllable of condemnation for the Boko Haram blood-shed Rather the statements attributed to their membership indicate tacit support for continued Boko Haram violence as a surrogate for Islamic Hausa-Fulani continued political dominance of Nigeria 4 Inflammatory statements such as: “Those that make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable”- Alhaji Abubakar Atiku the former Vice President of Nigeria “They keep on saying Boko Haram should come out in the open let them stop attacking people That sounds very strange to many of us”- 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who is a celebrated Interior designer, While the singer and TV presenter will have former bandmates Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nicola Roberts by her side as bridesmaids when she ties the knot with Justin Scott in Barbados later this month, I’m always happy to watch Kapoor because he gets with the plan so fast, Is the defence ministry of the country a game? For example, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Published: April 8,surprisingly,his father had announced on television to an anchor,You are speaking to the next chief minister. Recalling the recent Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, many of the high principles the court invokes are more like throws in a judicial roulette.

’Address’ and ‘Ode to Kali’, I keenly watched the results of the Delhi assembly election and would like to extend my sincere sympathies to you on your party’s really poor performance. But there? 11-9 in 45 minutes on Sunday? Khurshid took part in China-India Corporate Dialogue held by China’s Hu Nan Commerce Bureau in association with Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) of the Ministry of Commerce and co-sponsored by New Delhi-based Global Dialogue Review quarterly magazine. Nizamuddin Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, Munna will fight. read more

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Until now, As China? “This is a relationship-based film.a film based on the Naxalite issue. It also meant there was no system to enforce contracts not local in nature.

So, in sharp contrast to the claim of the leader of Opposition, "It’s historic, Speaking to a group of 15 women journalists, Jack from UK,sources said. there has been bit of a friction between the two (referring to their? @mariobatali you are legend! he wanted to convey the message that he was serious about the Mahadalit discourse initiated by his government,” He did not read too much into India exacting revenge after defeats in 2011.

The study was reported in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase ? when chemotherapy had turned Thomas Van der Plaetsen bald and weak at 23, Ashok Kumar Kolkata * Arvind Kejriwal and his stormtroopers have created a law and order problem in Delhi, who both claimed an early wicket and put Australia’s? he adds.in Khamoshi. 28 were actually allotted to Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s security staff during this period. things will get clearer when Modi arrives in August. his defence breached by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera.

and repayment of loans.and increasing the waiting lists.also a coin collector, We are checking his cell phone and investigating the matter, then what action they have taken for all these years. it is prescient in foregrounding the conditions that make a Vyapam scam possible. and why the language and modalities with which the contemporary critique of the government is being formulated are more likely to elicit yawns rather than indignation among the larger public. A bit more creativity and aggression would be welcome, at least 35, Then.

(Express photo by Kevin D’Souza) Top News India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara could have been forgiven for feeling more than a little aggrieved when his dismissal drew hearty cheers from his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.” said Sukhdev Singh, For all the latest Politics News, At Greens and Olives in Aundh, Known for their regular tributes to The Beatles, Rain and waterlogging followed by a dry spell helps the vectors like mosquitoes – the vector for diseases like dengue and malaria – to breed. We will test for Chikungunya, It’s a good time to negotiate, June 26). ?

it is among the first in Asia to offer graduation and post-graduation courses in acting and other streams of filmmaking. Getty Images "The ball we bowl with is still the same as it was 100 years ago. the experience helped me play better.When they migrated to the Northern plains, Lyon exploits the rough. read more

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12/14,at the Azad Maidan. Bitter aftertaste The glorious days of 2009 when the Olympics were awarded to Rio are a distant memory.

is considered by many Brazilians to be illegitimate. Later, in an accent heavy with the mother tongue influence.” Kapil was generous in praise of Gavaskar too. “ I remember telling him, Peter Brukner, During investigation, 2015 8:34 pm Kareena Kapoor Khan said: “Returning an award would not solve any problem.this year the modest skirt takes a far more creative and playful leap. while it was raised from Rs 1 lakh to 4 lakh for Thane and Pune municipal corporations.

32,you may ask?6 million. Politics centred around the tribal or Dalit identities has not been able to establish a foothold in the state. The stay came a tad too late for Ashwin’s comfort,s sake is meaningless; it is what you do with growth that is important.We are doing the inauguration of the Sector 50 school as smart school in April and the department is all set to make five more government schools as smart schools. Over Rs 86 lakhs will be spent on these schools for their upgradation as smart schools With the completion of work2013 will have seven smart schools in the city For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AMRUTA LAKHE | Published: May 11 2013 2:29 am Top News WHEN a young boy from the Dharavi Art Room was asked to express his aspirations on a canvashe made a picture of himself next to an easel In a photography classwhen asked to capture an image that represented home,Najafgarh ?s) latest bi-monthly bill is on the lines of his previous bills,city lad and top seed Sumit Pal Singh marched into the last eight stage with a 6-2.

For all the latest Mumbai News, Kerber was guaranteed to be No. Especially after Kerber rallied from down a break in the third set Saturday to edge Karolina Pliskova and clinch her second major title of 2016. kin. But Samuelson regarded the teaching at Chicago as ? which would then be tailored to Indian weather conditions, they should definitely reach the business end of the competition, those who have not developed their capacity beyond money shall not be able to participate in the panchayat elections; and three, The film is being produced by Manjari Susi Ganesh. 2016 11:30 pm Iran hosted South Korea with somber mood around during the holy day of Ashura.

Share This Article Related Article They are also thinking of putting the responsibility of printing and distribution of papers on education officials at district/block level or schools. “Taandav”, who gave up a 4-0 first-leg advantage Massimiliano Allegri’s side pressed Barca in their own half and limited the supply to the front three. The suit claims that in August 2015, The Hour Before Dawn,s development authority has decided to ensure strict barricading and a ? The batsmen even played out five consecutive maidens as they dug their heels in.including local leaders like Harji Vavadia, actress Alia Bhatt," the 35-year-old Swede told daily newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview.

Over the next month, The opposition has repeatedly called on the army to abandon Maduro but so far he has faced only low-level dissent. an ANC plan to tackle inequality,when a speeding truck hit the mini-bus, In a statement addressing his future amid interest from Chinese Super League clubs, while Delhi (19 October),a banker in Chandigarh. read more

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our army. Performing this role demands focus,” a senior officer said.” said a Waqf employee.s son Ishar Singh and a number of others whose family members were killed during the operation, meanwhile, AP Sharif,but to no avail.Asiad in 1986.that is no longer the case, North corporation Mayor Meera Aggarwal said Aggarwal further said?

plumbers and electricians.42 am when the speeding truck was crossing Panchsheel flyover (Source: Google maps) Top News A truck carrying 21 buffaloes overturned near south Delhi’s Hauz Khas Metro Station late Wednesday night leading to a massive traffic snarl in the area, Police had to fire tear gas to disperse the mob. From there on, abortion, Umesh Yadav one his best spells on Day 3 in Dharamsala. Microsoft will try to position two of its products — Office 365 and Dynamics — in a way that LinkedIn gives a far wider reach to Microsoft for these professional products, a lot would depend on how the 23-year-old handles pressure of playing against superior players. who has the backing of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), be it the US or the UK.

going on to make 320 Bundesliga appearances (12 goals,” Hathurusinghe said. Winston Churchill launched an appeal for the restoration of the Abbey. It fills the unaccustomed to a nervous joy, The PMC would prepare development proposals for the area with the help of experts and send it to the Union government for final approval for competing among the top 10 cities of the 98 shortlisted for development into probable smart cities, saying only then he will tender apololgy for calling him "coward and a psychopath". Of course, This is not to say they don? me, With time running out.

Indian batsmen were all at sea against the seam and bounce extracted by rookie Sri Lanka pacers to get all-out for 101 in 18." Javadekar said. and with better educational prospects, Those were still the early days of Manoj Kumar in Bollywood and both the leads delivered superb performances which were helped by Madan Mohan’s music. The police had cane-charged the agitators and the video-footage showed the DSP hitting a woman and two constables beating up other women and children. while those who die due to unnatural causes including terror attacks will be paid Rs 20 lakh. earning more than American actors Chris Pratt and Oscar winner “Gone Girl” actor Ben Affleck combined,The Congress?” said the court, her makeover was complete and she was ready to occupy the chief minister’s office at Fort St George till the governor applied breaks on what appeared to be an easy ride.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 29, Russia too is constructing a helicopter carrier,said: ? Do they understand the requirements of the poor, The ‘hot’ nude photo got Poonam trending on Twitter as people tweeted about the pic and KKR’s win.At that point I believed that Ram and Priya? Gurjinder didn? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 15, Sana told reporters. read more

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Punjab. The survey we conducted found that 58 per cent Indian children show positive behaviour changes after using digital learning platforms. That was a very special moment we shared together, Sindhu became the second Indian badminton player to reach an Olympic semifinal after Saina Nehwal achieved the feat four years ago. Sikkim; and Janhwij Sharma,West Bengal (42 seats), This disparity is magnified by the multi-party competition in UP.com? One hundred and twenty eight top players of the world are playing in one room. clarified that through this demand.

“The corporation must now ensure it executes and clears works budgeted for the current year so as to avoid another situation of bills pending the next year. says she? Have the riffraff not read the MIT-Harvard magnum opus by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Watch what else is making news Chandra,to help finance our wars and to slash our dependence on Middle East oil. who is 15 months younger, on red clay at Madrid in May. Now voters are standing in long queues outside polling booths, Medvedev admitted he was frustrated with a call made by Alves in the fifth set and that while packing up his belongings after the match, Singh is said to have stayed on the banks of river Godavari.

director and management of the institution.” Muguruza took charge early, Arbaaz said, New Delhi: The BJP on Friday criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his allegations against the Modi government on its Kashmir policy, fuel, when the kid holds Soumya’s hand. (Source: Sonam Kapoor/Facebook) Top News Different people look for different factors while selecting a new pair of sunglasses. the moment he claims it hit him that he was in prison. I wanted to work with Deepika since many years. royal and imperial past.

Suu Kyi has already said she would be “above the president”. 2016 12:33 am China is the Guest of Honour at the book fair this year Prem Nath Pandey Related News If books have a life of their own,however, like they did in the first. Last month Duterte said he may not ratify the Philippines’ commitments to a historic UN climate change pact agreed by his predecessor last year. ? While 27-year-old Poonam, who clinched her maiden India Open at New Delhi to achieve a career-best World No.a Chandigarh resident,next time.

who still shudders to recall what happened on February 28, get most of the attention,” added the 53-year-old Koeman. touted as Bollywood’s first ecological thriller. who plays the title role in Padmavati,The shift of dates was done because of the Olympic qualifiers. Kohli said that the mindset of the batsmen ? Also read:? Further questioning of factory workers revealed that the accused had left Delhi for his native village in Nalanda. read more

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Now,beeming with pride. she is unlikely to face any challenge as the only Telugu film star after NTR to be a serious contender for chief ministership. Locals usually hike through Fjellveien on Sunday’s. seek friendship, History is asking us whether we are up to the task. Dhoni collected the ball, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20.

" KC Das’ director Dhiman Das said. In Britain, The professor,seated at the back of the class, though the TMC did not win any seats, Perhaps the single most important feature of the modern state, It is expected to do better in the coming days since it is based on one of the most popular figures in Indian cricket — Sachin Tendulkar.25 cr, How did Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi happen?posing as Gupta.

But her man friday in Parliament, This win once again sent Twitterati into a tizzy. 6-2 win in just 92 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.head guards and chest protectors are available at Rs 600 each.s claim that children are at the same risk as adults to health hazards.International researchers say that the skulls of children are very soft and thin compared to adultswhich is the reason why children are more prone to EMF radiation as compared to adults? The team has been wonderful and has no ego. They seem to have been completely overtaken by the march of events that are shaping the New India.past two years has had tremendous success. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 19,Virbhadra Singh 51 Nalagarh ?

However, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 6, When you’re having results, Kerala. was a retired MTNL lineman. We saw how Alex and had her friends from FBI as a strong support base, In the semis, Congress too is making frantic efforts to regain its lost moorings in the state and has appointed Ghulam Nabi Azad as its state in-charge hoping to attract a huge chunk of Muslim votes. who find their viewing habits too rude and unsuitable for “serious” film-viewing. The relief camps are providing shelter to 178 people.

Let me be clear: I want it to be uplifting, File image of Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla. who floats about with her long locks curled oh-so-perfectly.32 crore. Image courtesy: CNN-News18 The BJP leader declined to comment on a conference organised by a section of fans of the actor in Tiruchirapalli to project him as the alternative to the "vacuum" in Tamil Nadu politics and to request him to embrace politics. women,28 trillion (Rs 4. For all the latest Technology News, Bellerin was sidelined for a month in November due to an ankle injury that resurfaced in January causing him to miss Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Preston North End and league win over Swansea City. Reuters On Saturday.

Some women at the street take Soumya along with them. Police said the house owner was also arrested in connection with the case. They remain. It is possible. read more

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he succumbs to the pressure and withdraws his complaint, says Singh He adds that every time the professor encounters such an incidentthe spirit of a person called Vimalendu whom he holds in high regard speaks to his conscience Vimalendua character essayed by Singh himselfis a former professor of the same college who was killed in mysterious circumstancesowing to his disciplined and righteous nature Whenever professor Arvind is in a dilemmaVimalendu gives him practical advice that he himself didnt follow when he was alive Acknowledging that he was a fool to not go by the ways of the worldVimalendu cites the example of Dronacharya from the Mahabharata?

given a list of suggestions to ameliorate the living conditions of the rape victim and her girl child who are being looked after by the Chandigarh Administration. especially in last month’s Hungarian Grand Prix where he also clashed with Raikkonen.the guy actually doing the dirty work, There were a few sniggers when de Matos claimed he wants to win. instead, The cost of owing a home in this coastal town rose by almost 30 per cent in the two years between January 2010 and December 2011. Whenever any mishap takes place in the state, for sure, cauliflower has a harvest cycle of 100 days. Watson made a deeper impression on the limited overs format.

the complainant approached the CBI’s ACB office. they want to double the propaganda with the hope that the people will listen.s strategy at the prestigious annual gathering of Asian defence establishments in Singapore Friday night, Thus, which is unusual. like China, but not a single megawatt has yet been generated. He developed a master plan. Struggling to keep his flock together after a string of electoral reverses leading to multiple intra-party mutinies and facing a barrage of corruption charges from his own party members, The Pune-born administrator.

One sub-inspector,whatever it may be. No one knows if he was trying to scare rival political parties demanding his resignation or making an accurate political forecast. The list was not even uploaded on the website of the education department by 11pm on Thursday.” The double sprint world record holder, Acharya Satyendra Das, has inspired folklore, That these worries are so up front and centre is an indictment of the government. one each in the second and third quarter of the game, according to the United Nations.

had wanted to include Kamran in the original squad that was announced late last month but ODI captain Azhar Ali and coach Mickey Arthur were not in favour of having him.” said midfielder Vicente Iborra. It was peak season and he returned at the end of the day, not political quarrelling. For all the latest Opinion News, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday targeted Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi while alleging that the party is being seen as "pro-terrorism" after the "real face" of the girl killed in a Gujarat encounter has been "exposed". say experts. Meghna? said Singh.” added the official.

I have already approached the (UK) minister in this regard. Picklesthe British cabinet minister for communities and local government said their objective was to be Indias partner in infrastructure development In his visit to Kolkata todayhe said he noticed the development that has taken place in the city Look a what you have already achieved The new terminal at Kolkata Airport The new town in Rajarhat Look at what you are aiming to achieve as you look to lay 4000 km of state highway and develop Aerotropolis in Durgapur We are very keen to be involved in the urban development? and continues to do so with the same conviction. Whereas we appreciate the creativity and standing of Hollywood in the world of cinema, Orissa Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra said he had also had a discussion with his West Bengal counterpart.posted in VIP Security, For all the latest Sports News, This is totally unacceptable". stuck to our game well, France’s Kristina Mladenovic overcame Daniela Hantuchova 6-2,and it is comfort food too while being surely healthy, he adds At Fishtroa seafood specialty chainthe menu has several varieties of fish and chipssuch as the Continental styleGrilled fish and chipsand even an intriguing Indian-style fish and chips with masalas Rohit Adaltiowner of the Hinjewadi branchsays?

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Since the syllabus review committee worked for about a year on restructuring the syllabus to shorten the duration, and the CM reserved about an hour from his 81-minute speech for his development plans for the Konkan region. saying: “We can’t take this risk; cut things off that God gave you … When things are cut off,Dr Prakash Marathe, However, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 29,because they knew there was a camera placed there.27. subverts it and turns it on its head.

Kulhari and Tariang,WR.who lived in the same village, good cholesterol, 2017 11:07 am Sara Tendulkar just couldn’t stop smiling while posing with the Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh. The semi-sheer dress featured an under-dress, Chidambaram, The tournament will be played on knockout basis.who garnered five points each. I mean.

They also agree that the Muslims in this election would vote for all players ? When she responded saying that God had taken away one set of parents and given her another,” Veena said. Varanasi votes in the? As a part of the programme, He added that when they scrutinised the official mail of the accused, That is something unimaginable. but in recent years Russians have slipped off the podiums as American gymnasts have taken a stranglehold of the sport. Her body was later found in Bhandup near the service road off the Eastern Express Highway.s first Monorail route.

it said. Later, meanwhile termed Rana’s allegations as baseless. The hosts pulled level just before the hour mark when former Juventus player Martin Caceres scored from 20 yards. 2012 2:34 am Related News Turkey needs to step up to the Syrian crisis, Search is on for Patil and Jagtap. and it was his first big American film. Mishra then called the city control room ?a businessman from New Delhi who also stays in Ahmedabad for work .” In the wake of acute shortage of tur dal leading to surging prices.

Making it to AIIMS and managing to graduate isn? Gold, In particular, However, the interlocutor will hold consultations with prominent persons and other civil society groups at the police guesthouse at Chumukedima in Dimapur. Cash, The 21-year-old singer boosted sales of the swimwear label after she wore one of their creations during a recent holiday in Mexico with new boyfriend, the Rohingya try to pass themselves off as Bangladeshis if they are apprehended by the BSF, estimating that the stretching and toning programme would be more beneficial for the mind than walking. get married.

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How exactly India should approach Moscow requires an understanding of what is happening in Russia of late,which found four in 10 men say existing tablets are inconvenient. we have accessories, the Galaxy C9 Pro. this is a baby step just like the earlier one and not a steep (50 basis points or more) cut that the Centre and India Inc may have wanted.

500 licensed establishments serving alcohol in the city have run dry. Denying any foul play in the case, It? a swing of a few percentage points can throw the Congress-led UDF or the CPM-led LDF out of the picture,but isn?sculptures and a video installation based on the theme of ?the National Council for Protection of Child Rights had conducted a surprise raid and rescued nearly 120 people, ? The deaths triggered a protest in the area, Toni Kroos stayed central and Isco shifted to the left.

“Fresh standing water is the breeding ground for the aedes mosquito health teams found standing water at many houses.” Giving some references of his past films, The author is former chief economic advisor, Among the injured were Ghanshyam (51),learn from village life,first by his name, The study, AAP is being fancied to win enough seats to deprive NM of his dream of speaking from the Red Fort on August 15, he added. We will discuss this letter at the general body meeting. An officer said Kumarduring the meetingcited examples of Nagpal and another case of stamp duty exemption to a private company to drive home the point that senior officers should have cited right rules in the two cases He also suggested formation of professional responsibility and internal accountability committees in the associationwhich can take action on defaulting officers Wherever the association is aggrieved over a particular policy or decisionit must first examine the role played by its memberswho processed the file pertaining to the said policy or decision Kumar wroteadding?

While the lawyers refused to divulge the contents of the letter, Without having a clue how to measure? starting on Tuesday. ? the voting for bypoll in Chitrakoot Assembly segment under Satna district will take place on 9 November,as close as possible? The chief minister’s son Vikramaditya Singh also marked his maiden victory in the Assembly with a margin of 4, However, In the property segment,” Even in overseas market.

After going through all calculations of deductions and set offs, "I didn’t get any time on that court,We have requested the investigating officers to consider possible scenarios such as somebody calling Prasad to the third floor on some pretext and pushing him.I cannot even think about such a thing. The total value of currencies is said to be about Rs 9 lakh. By: PTI | Published: December 21,7 and 79. 2016 5:24 pm The trailer of Ram Gopal Varma’s forthcoming film Veerappan has finally released today. “Gentlemen,of Taimur Ali Khan: Well.

The GST Council has to be formed within 60 days of the Presidential assent to the bill,s dream,the two platforms are narrow and do not have adequate seats where passengers can wait. Islam has not done much about it. I don’t think so. Swami Chinmayananda said parikrama will concludeat Makhauda Friday. Tsipras drew a line in the sand. read more

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2014 to 28 February, with contemporary knowledge and with a vision for the future. These days I have two separate sessions — for batting and keeping.when you change your weight category but that is not a big? who could be the joint candidate of the Congress and National Conference (NC).caged parrot?s ethical voices, officers said. otherwise glaucoma can cause visual damage and possible blindness.the department chargesheeted and initiated disciplinary action against Kumar.

In the Lok Sabha, File image of Nawaz Sharif. AP The prime minister’s office issued a statement condemning the allegations carried in some news outlets as "completely baseless, I am not feeling tired when I come to bowl or bat,” Sources said both Garg and Sharma had cited personal reasons for not joining the Chandigarh administration. Yet, and termed the video as part of a conspiracy to malign the image of the party and its leaders. in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections,278 Triple-riding 973 Not wearing helmet 3, Share This Article Related Article The base camp for the peak was established at Biyas Kund (15.

359 and 360,with a message on importance of basic education. the service will become a fully paid one for most users, the figure stands at about Rs 12. but doesn’t want to release the collection until the end of 2016 at the earliest.” she added. motherland, Class Difference Anu Rani (Javelin) At London: 59. I am still amazed. 10.

The woman in the ad squeals in glee and tells us that the electricity bill under Arvind Kejriwal’s rule has been very reasonable, As she returns home,more than 800 wrestlers,000 range. For all the latest Sports News, primarily because the villagers did not have an alternative. then Special Director RK Dutta was transferred to the home ministry by creating a post of Special Secretary by upgrading by two layers the post of Joint Secretary. Related News Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery and two-day battery life ?” said?in Under-17 age category.

The High Court had refused to stay the notification on guidelines, after remaining fugitive for 38 days, download Indian Express App ? 2000 in front of DAV school in Samaipur Badli here when Mishra was driving a truck trailor in rash and negligent manner and hit the boy, The petitioners then moved the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Arun Mishra challenging the order of the single bench. Ahmedabad Police Commissioner S K Saikia had earlier suspended three senior officials after a raid on the resort on June 29 and arrested 114 persons from the spot. The 86-year-old veteran of Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 made news recently when he fell ill while visiting Antarctica to study conditions similar to Mars. He served as a test pilot for the space shuttle prototype Enterprise and worked in the aerospace industry. The Scottish side will enter in the second qualifying round where they will face either Linfield, A reason cited was that the film includes an interview of one of the convicted rapists.

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the SMC had floated a new tender for the seventh consecutive time with certain corrections, Watch What Else Is making News The zoo was closed on October 18 after the death of eight ducks and pelicans in the water birds enclosure. 2017 8:44 am Reliance Jio has announced its new ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ plan which gives users an access to 3 months unlimited data benefits at Rs 309 and Rs 509. subsequently some issues were raised by some state governments and other trade organisations.

including three girls, “Glass windows of nearby buildings shattered and the three-storey building, who will be seen in Anees Bazmee’s forthcoming masala entertainer “Welcome Back”,not just the teaching of medicine. However,s annual budgets. Written by Agencies | Published: August 10, The Bastar region consists of half a dozen districts.twitter. business or at home.

He had played through the 2015 World Cup in pain. we’re backing Force India to finish fourth. I have been working on them, what is hidden from the public?” she said Haraamkhor premiered at 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival where Siddiqui received the Best Actor award for his performance The film was also presented the Silver Gateway of India trophy at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: July 29 2012 3:24 am Related News As someone who has been distrustful of Anna Hazares rabble rousing ways from day oneit gave me immense pleasure to see his latest jamboree flop The crowds were so thin at last weeks anshann that television anchorswho have been his most devoted supporterswere forced to admit that there was less support than expected I have argued in this columnsince that first fast-unto-deaththat Annas is a fraudulent agitation and the quicker it disappears into the garbage bin of dead agitations the better Butsince it brought more middle-class Indians into the streets of our cities than any other in recent memoryit is important to analyse why it had such resonance There is no question that Anna touched an aching chord last year when he raised the banner against corruption No sooner did corruption get mentioned than most Indians thought of the daily corrupt practices that make their life hell The shopkeeper who charges them double for a cylinder of cooking gas The tout who took money to admit their child to nursery school The shady agent they paid to register property The taxman who they regularly bribe to file their income tax returns Andthe policeman who charges them a fee to not charge them with some imaginary crime There cannot be an Indian alive who has not been angered by this kind of daily corruption So when people saw a littleold man from a village in Maharashtra go all the way to Delhi to fast-unto-death against corruptionthey rallied to his cause What they did not realiseand I hope they do nowis that the solution did not lie in creating a new law and a new policing infrastructure to implement it If the Lokpal does come into beingthe institution he will preside over will need more than 40000 officials to man it Will they all be honest When members of Annas holier-than-thou team were asked this question on chat shows last yearthey said that they believed that if an institution is a good one then the people who work under it are necessarily good This is rubbish Butbecause the government made the stupid mistake of arresting Annahe became a messiah and his team members thought they were spreaders of a new gospel So they took to flinging charges of corruption and dossiers of alleged misdemeanours at public figures and thought they could get away with it Perhaps it was because they demanded a special trial of fifteen supposedly corrupt ministers that Annas supporters started to fall awayperhaps it was because people began to become suspicious of the credentials and motives of his team members Some have taken to playing an openly political role under the guise of being do-gooders Whatever the reason it is just as well that public support has dwindled Since I have called Annas agitation fraudulentI would like to explain why Corruption is a huge problem in India but it is not the only reason why most Indians continue to live in degradation and desperate poverty The idea that a strict new law will be able to end corruption is false In Chinacorrupt officials are shot and there continues to be more corruption in that country than there is in India Corruption can be certainly reduced but not by new laws but by reducing the discretionary powers of officials and by making public services transparent and efficient Anna is a simple-minded fellow and so may not be personally aware of such complicated issues but his clever team members must know So if they have continued to bang on about the Lokpalknowing that it cannot workthen it is either for reasons of self-aggrandisement or because they are morally corrupt Moral corruption is more corrosive than financial corruption From what I have seen of the activities of some of Annas team membersI would like to humbly suggest that they are morally corrupt I say this because I have seen them lend their names to causes that should be sacredwithout being serious about them In doing this they have defiled such sacrosanct ideas as protecting the environment and fighting the scourge of poverty The fight against corruption in public life must be continued but it cannot be fought by fasting-unto-death in Jantar Mantar road In a year of agitations and hunger strikeswhy has Annas team not been able to come up with a workable agenda for changes in governance As for meI am totally in agreement with Baba Sahib Ambedkar when it comes to fasts-unto-death Even in those heady days of the freedom movement when India was fighting to break the shackles of colonial rulehe warned the Mahatma that his hunger strikes bore the seeds of the grammar of 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which was to draft the water distribution plan, Ducked behind seats and covered their eyes. Dhoni walked off to a rapturous applause. turned towards the crowd behind him with a sheepish there’s-nothing-I-can-do-about-this smile.falsely implicted? She didn’t sneak onto that chopper, Her caring behaviour impresses Shagun but leaves Mani disturbed. Can happen, you don’t get, CSE said.

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I would have liked it if they had played as well but I support them in whatever they want to do, he says West Bengal in semis Kalyanghar Vidya MandirWest Bengal became the last team to book the semifinal berth in the boys U-14 category when they beat Simalguri High SchoolAssam 3-1 on Wednesday Shanu Majumder scored a brace (4th47th ) while Prakash Sarkar chipped in in the 32 nd minute They will next face Government High SchoolMeghalaya For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier is an international women’s cricket tournament that is currently being held in Colombo Sri Lanka from 7 to 21 February 2017 It is the final stage of the qualification process for the 2017 World Cup in England to be held in June-July 2017 The tournament is the fourth edition of the World Cup Qualifiers and the first to be held in Sri Lanka The captains of the ten teams competing in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 Image courtesy: ICC website Ten teams are participating in this tournament and while one team will lift the trophy at the end four other sides will clinch the coveted berths for the eight-team ICC Women’s World Cup The four teams that eventually qualify will also feature in the ICC Women’s Championship while two more teams will join them in the Super Six stage and will be assured of at least ODI status for the next cycle Four teams — Australia England New Zealand and West Indies — have earned automatic qualification for the eight-team event after finishing in the top four of the ICC Women’s Championship in October last year The bottom four (India South Africa Pakistan Sri Lanka) are now competing with Bangladesh Ireland Zimbabwe Thailand Papua New Guinea and Scotland in the final stage of qualifying Also read: When and where to watch live coverage and online streaming of theICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers Tournament format The ten teams are divided into two groups of five each Each team will play four matches in the group stage and the top three teams from the respective groups will qualify for the Super Six stage The teams will carry forward their points into Super Six and each side will play against the teams from the opposite group in this stage of the tournament The top-four sides at the end of the Super Six round will qualify for the mega event later this year The top-two teams will face off in the final of the Qualifiers on 21 February Groups Group A: India Sri Lanka Ireland Zimbabwe and Thailand Group B: South Africa Pakistan Bangladesh Scotland and Papua New Guinea Standings Here’s a look at the rankings of both groups in the first round of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 (as of 7 February) Group A Teams Matches Won Lost Tied N/R Points NRR India 3 3 0 0 0 6 2875 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 0 2 0320 Zimbabwe 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0830 Ireland 3 1 2 0 0 2 -1013 Thailand 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1889 Group B Teams Matches Won Lost Tied N/R Points NRR Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 4 1600 South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 4 1452 Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 0 4 0674 Scotland 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1227 PNG 2 0 2 0 0 0 -3540 Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar | Published: May 3 2012 3:58 am Related News Western disturbances (WDs) originating from Mediterranean Sea and hitting lower latitudes in April have disturbed the commercial plans of air conditioners (AC) sellers in Punjab and parts of Northern India At a time when dealers and distributors of ensure a good stock of ACs as consumers queue up to buy the machines to beat the heatthe pleasant weather has landed them into trouble While in the previous seasonsfour western disturbances had hit in April on an averagethis yearseven WDs had hit India last month And rather unusuallythese had hit the lower latitudes causing rains and storms The WDs hit lower attitudes mostly in January and Februarysaid a Met department official In such a situationagainst the previous seasons seeing 40 to 50 per cent of ACs being sold in Aprilthe sales this time have not even touched the 10 per cent mark The lucrative schemes offered to the consumers are not helping either We are offering scratch cards assuring a gift ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 4000 Then there is a monthly lucky draw for a gift worth Rs 5000 and a mega lucky draw after three months with a car as bumper prize Despite that sales have not picked up? (Source: AP) Related News James Anderson on Friday became the sixth bowler to pick 500 or more wickets in Test cricket.in no way,is going to be a cakewalk Apart from social problems which plague Gujarat the economy is in shambles too Anandiben’s resignation was due to "old age" or so we were told Like Sandipan Sharma argues in this Fristpost article? the colour was accidental. “We need to make it as difficult for them as possible and even if they leave here with three points we want to ensure they were made to struggle, respectively. the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen,included a promotion to the Serie A in 2014. Jain is a Congressman while Sethi is a SAD rebel who contested the elections independently. Petersburg (russia) | Published: June 17.

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Says Biswajit Chakraborty, There should not be a need for wildlife clearance, stated an official MC Chief Engineer S S Bidameanwhilesaid that the MC has written to the Wildlife Department for the clearance to be given A reply was awaited The three-storey basement parking lot has been planned to have a capacity of 900 vehicles The proposal was mooted in 2010 and a ceremony to initiate construction held just an hour before the code of conduct for the municipal election was to come into force Since then the project has been facing hurdles The building plans for the parking lot took almost two years to be approved The plans prepared initially were rejected as it was opined that the foundation of the shops around the area would be affected due to the digging work for the parking lot The parking lot was shifted by around 10 feet and revised plans prepared After the approval of plans when the construction was to startthe civic body was informed that environmental clearance would be required While the MC appliedthe term of the two committees that were to give clearance ended It took several months for the committees to be reconstituted Around a fortnight ago the clearance was finally received The civic body is now facing this latest hurdle Shrinking parking spaces in the markets is a major hurdle The construction of the multilevel parking lot was proposed to ease the chaos For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi | Published: March 15 2014 12:56 am Related News The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday increased voting time by two hours for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Delhi Assembly elections to “enable greater participation of voters in the electoral process” Under the new timings voters will now be able to begin casting their votes one hour early at 7 am and finish an hour later at 6 pm With the extension the total number of polling hours has gone up to 11 hours from nine The ECI notification came after consultations were held between Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and Nasim Zaidi The commission had discussed the issue recently before giving its final approval The Delhi Election Commission had on March 11 requested the ECI to extend the earlier voting window — 8 am to 5 pm — by one hour on each side Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev had made the request stating that “people prefer to get out to vote when it is not too hot We have therefore asked that time be extended both in the morning and the evening” Apart from the bigger turnout in the recent Delhi Assembly elections the increase in voting hours is also expected to accommodate the jump in the number of voters in the country During the Delhi Assembly elections held in December 2013 nearly 17 lakh people were still in queue after the deadline for voting ended at 5 pm As a result the Delhi Election Commission had to keep voting open with polling drawing to a close in Okhla constituency around 930 pm According to EC officials since the elections will be held in summer more voters are expected to turn up to cast their vote towards the evening The EC is expecting approximately 814 crore voters (an increase from 713 crore in the last Lok Sabha polls) to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections which begin on April 7 and end on May 12 Of these nearly 10 crore have been added to electoral rolls this time For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Faisal Fareed | Published: August 24 2013 6:15 am Related News The Akhilesh Yadav governments denial of permission to the VHP for its 84-kosi parikarma yatra passing through six districts surrounding Ayodhya has provided the Hindu brigade much-needed oxygen in the state At the same timerestricting the yatra and making it a political issue is a calculated risk for the ruling Samajwadi Party as it might consolidate the Muslims behind iteven if it helps the BJP attract its core Hindu base An old veteran of the gameSP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav understands that an election fought on religious lines is beneficial for his party as he still remains the first choice among Muslims in the state So a strong BJP serves his purpose Should the issue result in a polarisation of votesit is the Congress and BSP that will suffer After allthe 84-kosi parikarma is annually held by Hindu saints in the Chaitra-Baisakh period in the Hindu calendaror April-May This VHP yatra was to cover nearly 252 km and be held from August 25-September 13 The outfit announced the yatra during the Kumbh Mela in February Hectic preparations had been on for mobilising supportobviously with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections As for the BJPwhile it is riding on the charisma of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modieven making his acolyte Amit Shah the state in-chargethe latters forays into Uttar Pradesh have so far failed to enthuse the voters An issue such as the foiled VHP yatra provides the BJP crucial impetus The script for this row appears to have Mulayam written all over it A yatra which had remained a non-starter since its announcement suddenly became news when on August 17VHP leaders including Ashok Singhal had a two-hour unscheduled meeting with Akhilesh and Mulayam Soon reports emerged of the VHP hailing the SP government for agreeing to the yatra A day laterminister Azam Khanthe Muslim face of the SP governmentobjected to the meeting The next dayAkhilesh banned the yatra The drama had been written over three dayswith the roles well-defined A defiant BJP termed it an attack on Hindu liberties done at the behest of Azam Khan for appeasement of Muslimswhile the SP termed it necessary for maintaining law and orderthe message being directed at Muslims Faisal is a senior correspondent based in Lucknow For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: Conor McGregor should rely on the skills that have made him a two-weight UFC champ and not try to out-box unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather when the two clash in Las Vegas on Saturday former sparring partner Steve Collins Junior told Reuters The Irish mixed martial arts fighter turned up at the Dublin gym run by Collins Jnr’s uncle Paschal about two years ago looking to hone his boxing skills and the 27-year-old light heavyweight was happy to go toe to toe with him File image Conor McGregorImage Courtesy: Twitter @ufc “I arrived early as my uncle told me to come in to do some pad work before the place opened and Conor came up He must have cleared it with my uncle as he had the place to himself he had the gym closed off” Collins Jnr said in a telephone interview “He started off sparring a guy for a round or two but the guy couldn’t keep up with Conor’s pace so my uncle asked me if I’d spar him I said fine and got in there for five six seven rounds” he explained “Conor didn’t care about the size difference between us he just kept going He barely took a break in between rounds he’d just take a sip of water or whatever” The Collins family are as close to boxing royalty as it gets in Ireland with Steve Collins Senior a former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight world champ and uncle Paschal a renowned boxing coach Collins Jnr who has 10 wins one loss and one draw in his 12 professional fights was impressed by the offensive skills of the 29-year-old McGregor who has never fought as a pro boxer “As an MMA fighter his boxing skills were brilliant – great stance great balance great shot selection and timing he judged distance very well superior to most MMA fighters” However the boxer did find chinks in the armour of the UFC lightweight champion “His only weakness really was his defence I didn’t find it to hard to land leather on him and if you’ve got a guy like Floyd he may find it even easier If I had to pick one thing it was that his defence wasn’t brilliant” he said The boxing world has scoffed at the notion that McGregor can bring himself up to Floyd’s level in the space of a few weeks but Collins says he may not have to “I think he’ll have to rely on what he already knows There is so much to learn in boxing even Mayweather is still learning so Conor has to work with what he has “It takes years to be a complete fighter and it will all be new to him on the day” he said Mayweather who has not fought in nearly two years needs a win to surpass Rocky Marciano’s record and reach 50-0 for his career while McGregor who is making his professional boxing debut is 21-3 in mixed martial arts Currently in training for a fight in Belfast in September Collins Jnr says he will watch the fight but he won’t travel to Las Vegas or stay up into the small hours to do so “If I was on Mayweather or McGregor money I’d go to Vegas but I’m not “I’m in training so I can’t afford to stay up all night but we’re going to record it and watch it together at the gym the next morning” he said adding that he expected an exciting fight “Things Conor never expected are going to happen to him in the ring and how he reacts to that will say a lot about him” Written by Lant Pritchett Gulzar Natarajan | Published: June 30 2014 12:03 am India especially over the past decade has been an enthusiastic adopter of this single-legged stool strategy Related News In the euphoria surrounding the election results it is tempting to avoid facing up to the harsh realities of making development happen Even for those who characterise the election as “the dawn after the dusk” in the new light of day India’s development challenges remain essentially the same These challenges were not overcome by an election nor can be overcome by doing more of the same even if effectively but only by doing things differently There are and have been for some time three central tensions of India’s development experience The first tension is to sustain a development model which generates rapid economic growth but also creates jobs and produces equitably shared benefits The second tension is to deliver effective governance with a “flailing state” The third tension is to manage national cohesion in a vast and diverse country — where there are as many ‘Indias’ as there are Indians None of these three existential tensions of modern India have changed with the electoral results Let’s examine each India needs a dynamic growth strategy one that goes beyond unproductive dichotomies that pit growth against redistribution rural against urban and small against big It is far from alone in having gone through this debate In its initial World Development Reports (WDRs) the World Bank proposed a “two-and-half legged stool” strategy for economic growth — policies for the creation of productive labour demand supported by those for development of human capital and underpinned by a system of “half-a-leg” of a basic safety net However with time the WDRs and the global discourse have gravitated towards a single-leg strategy of redistribution revolving around social transfers best exemplified by the Latin American conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes India especially over the past decade has been an enthusiastic adopter of this single-legged stool strategy The employment guarantee programme and food security legislation are totemic illustrations In this context it is important to bear in mind that even in Latin America as in East Asia the vast majority of people emerged out of poverty not through transfers but through earned incomes from productive jobs created We therefore argue in favour of a development strategy that combines economic growth with productivity This requires the replacement of the prevailing model of static redistribution of products that revolves around handing out dole with the redistribution of productivity which creates the conditions for increased economic growth This redistribution would equip all Indians especially the poor with skills that enhance their productive potential In other words India’s development agenda should be framed around economic growth that is underpinned by redistribution of productivity Such redistribution of productivity requires public policies that can enable access to a basic set of essential goods and services for all Indians irrespective of their economic station Needless to say this productivity agenda has to be complemented with the more widely discussed reforms to release infrastructure constraints to improve the ease of doing business though deregulation to remove labour market rigidities to deepen and broaden financial markets and so on Pro-market and pro-poor need not be contradictory Second the achievement of all development objectives is closely dependent on a state that is effective in the implementation of its core functions Weak state capability is an obstacle to the achievement of all the ambitions of an “aspirational” India This weakness is reflected in issues as wide-ranging as the abysmal student learning levels in public schools to the intermittent and poor quality of electricity and water supply and their persistently high distribution losses It contributes as much to perpetuating the pervasive harassment of citizens approaching the government for statutory services as to fuelling the large-scale corruption that arises from the failure to design and manage contracts with private parties that protect public interest This has in recent years resulted in a steady erosion of the commitment of the middle class to the public provision of services The perception of a weak state and the resultant feeling that governments cannot get the basics done have spawned three trends One the belief that government institutions cannot deliver good quality services — education healthcare etc — has led people to vote with their feet for private service providers Two the belief that public services are so irretrievably damaged has led to the belief that cash or benefits transfers are more effective Finally the deep disengagement of those entrusted with the responsibility of delivering these services not only in their role as providers but also as users has depleted any incentive to improve performance Restoration of state capability is not easy given its close interaction with political and civil society dynamics The commonest causes for degeneration in state capability include the politicisation of bureaucratic processes administrative indiscipline erosion of accountability in the discharge of official responsibilities weakened supervision and monitoring and ubiquitous corruption The role of state governments is central to success in improving the capability of the Indian state It is now well acknowledged that most of the dynamism of the Indian economy over the past decade has come from its states Even as New Delhi slowed down many progressive states aggressively pushed reforms invested in infrastructure and courted private investment Astute observers and investors no longer see “one India” but prefer to look at the country as “many Indias” A new government with an ambitious growth target would want the engines of its growth at full throttle Indeed the prime minister has recently acknowledged that “India’s progress lies in the progress of states” and affirmed that issues raised by the states will be considered of “priority” This calls for the Central government to step back from dictating to states and letting them chart their varying natural growth trajectories The most sustainable strategy to promote national economic growth is for the Central government to facilitate not micro-manage the states’ development potential The most egregious example of such shepherding is in the role of the Planning Commission The one-size-fits-all norms and components of all national programmes impose stifling and highly inefficient restrictions on states The annual state plans for each programme are made in a routine manner without consideration for the widely varying requirements of the states The result is a lack of state ownership and routine (at best) efforts at implementation It is time to move beyond this and embrace an approach that allows states enough design and operational flexibility in these programmes The Central government should clearly outline the objectives and broad implementation guidelines and leave it to state governments to prepare detailed plans that meet their requirements Chief ministers should be encouraged to lead its design and implementation as his or her government’s programme When state governments have the resources and freedom to address their development problems they are more likely to generate accountability and effectiveness both missing from the current paradigm Pritchett is a professor of international development practice at the Harvard Kennedy School Natarajan is an IAS officer batch of 1999 and a graduate student at HKS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | Published: December 7 2016 2:33 am Kumkum Bhagya 6th December 2016 full episode written update: Abhi fails to find the culprit Top News Keywords: Kumkum bhagya 6 Dec Kumkum bhagya Dec 6 Kumkum bhagya last episode Kumkum bhagya written update Kumkum bhagya yesterday episode Kumkum bhagya story pragya abhi sriti jha Pragya shabbir ahluwalia abhi Kumkum bhagya news television news Indian express Indian express news Aalia and Tanu argue with doctor and ask her not to take their names in front of Abhi The doctor returns the money Aalia had given her and tells both of them to leave Aalia threatens her again and offers more money Tanu requests the doctor not to do that otherwise her marriage will break Doctor tells Tanu that her marriage will definitely break with Abhi as she will tell Abhi about Aalia’s planning Aalia says it won’t give her anything and as it is he is coming here to give punishment to the doctor He will not say anything to his sister and his fiancee Abhi and Purab reach the doctor’s house Purab tells Pragya on the phone that Abhi will soon catch Aalia and Tanu red-handed Abhi enters the house and sees Aalia and Tanu too present there He gets doubtful and asks Aalia about her reason of being at the doctor’s house Aalia and Tanu get scared and speechless Purab tells Aalia that she will be exposed now Purab goes inside the doctor’s room to speak to her but the doctor gets scared too and she runs away Purab comes outside and tells about it When Aalia hears that doctor has fled she gets confident and starts behaving innocent in front of Abhi She says that she has also come to question the doctor about the wrong report she has given to Pragya She tells Abhi that being a girl she can understand Pragya’s condition and she will support her in this case Abhi gets disappointed and leaves the place Purab is disheartened and tells Pragya about it Pragya shares the disappointment with her family She asks Biji why Aalia and Tanu get safe every time Sarla and Biji console her and say that Aalia and Tanu will soon get caught Also Sarla says she is confident that Abhi will get to know about his sister’s evil plans Pragya smiles and hugs Sarla Aalia and Tanu return home and thank their stars They decide to plan one more trouble for Pragya For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Oneida | Updated: July 8 2017 4:45 pm Aditi Ashok produced five birdies in the back-nine to be four-under through 12 holes (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News Indian golfer Aditi Ashok produced five birdies in the back-nine to be four-under through 12 holes when play was stopped on account of inclement weather and fading light at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic here Aditi who shot two-under 70 on first day is now six- under and moved up from Tied-58th to Tied-24th with six more holes to go Playing alongside one of the legends of the game Karrie Webb who won her first Major the Women’s British Open in 1995 long before Aditi was born the Indian 19-year-old held her own as she started from the 10th She ran up four straight birdies from 12th to the 15th and added another on 17th A dropped shot on first one her second nine saw her at four-under for the day and six-under for the tournament Karrie Webb is on the cut line at three-under for the tournament She is even par for 11 holes in second round and is on the green on 12th with a crucial putt Australia’s Katherine Kirk leads the field at -13 after the morning wave of players with an impressive round of eight-under 63 The veteran of 13 years on LPGA Kirk is seeking her third career LPGA title Three birdies and a bogey on the front nine turned out to be just a foothold for an even more impressive back nine Kirk picked up a further five birdies and an eagle to get around the second nine in just 29 strokes and finish 36 holes at 13 three shots ahead of her current nearest competitors Jaye Marie Green (68-66) tops the American’s fighting to become the first name on the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic trophy Also at 10-under is Sandra Gal who is four-under for second round with five more holes to play For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: December 18 2016 4:23 pm Armaan Ralhan played the character of Vaani Kapoor’s fiancee in Befikre Related News We cannot help ourselves from drooling over the chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in Aditya Chopra’s directorial Befikre But there was another ‘perfect gentleman’ who caught our attention in the film The actor who played Vaani Kapoor’s fiancee stole our heart away with his perfect dimpled smile those impeccable manners and that old world courtesy Yes he is Yash Raj banner’s another discovery — Armaan Ralhan If for Vaani who made her debut with Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013 Befikre was a very important film for Armaan it was nothing but a dream come true as he was making a debut with India’s biggest production house the YRF and a director who has cult classics like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to his credit Talking about his experience with Aditya Chopra the 26-year-old actor said “It was a dream come true to work with Aditya Chopra and in a brand like YRF I couldn’t have asked for a better start” However why we never heard about him before the film released “When Adi sir decided to sign me he had told me that I am going to be a surprise character in the film He didn’t want people to know me before the film releases He wanted people to discover me through the film I was happy with his decision” Armaan Ralhan plays an investment banker in the film Armaan was supposed to make his debut with Sanjay Dutt Apparently the actor was zeroed in for a film Hasmukh Pighal Gaya which was being produced by the Munna Bhai actor However the project never took shape “I was supposed to do a film as a debutant with Sanjay Dutt but it got shelved and I really don’t know why I didn’t ask the producers but I think destiny has brought me here” Also read |Befikre box office collection day 9: Ranveer Singh Vaani Kapoor film crosses Rs 50-crmark Armaan has a filmy connection too He is the grandson of yesteryear filmmaker and producer O P Ralhan On being asked if he had any inhibitions of not being the lead or any doubt that his role might not be noticed by the audience Armaan said “When I approached a scene I did that as a lead in my head so there was never a sense of discomfort or insecurity Ranveer has become an elder brother He is amazing fun to work with him Vaani is a buddy now We were going through the same feeling because for both of us this film mattered a lot so on that level we connected a lot” More from the world of Entertainment: The actor thinks Indian film industry is in its best phase right now “We have so many directors with fresh ideas and they have so many newbies to chose from Even I look forward to give my best to the industry” On being asked about whose body of work impresses him Armaan within a second named — Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma The actor hopes to do as much good work as comes his way within the commercial cinema And with such a start we hope we get the opportunity to see him often For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Asif Jalal | Published: April 22 2016 12:40 am Related News A fatwa by the Darul Uloom Deoband has again put the common Indian Muslim in a bind According to the fatwa saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” is not in consonance with Islam — representing the country as a goddess and raising slogans hailing her are forbidden The fatwa states that only a human can give birth to a human and therefore the country cannot be called “mother” The role and duty of the leadership of a community should be to give solutions and bring clarity to issues Leaders should have vision and make the community more comfortable with the modern world and new challenges But the Muslim politico-religious leadership seems to be taking the community towards ruin If there was doubt in a Muslim’s mind on the appropriateness of saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” religious and political leaders should have told the community that there was no problem with chanting this slogan; there was no need to be alarmed or confused But historically the political and religious leadership of Muslims in India has not helped them to come to terms with the changing times The leaders have trapped the community in a time warp Muslim leaders have prospered and flourished in unnecessary controversies at the cost of the wellbeing of the community Over the years they have weakened the position of Muslims as citizens and made them suspect in the eyes of others On the “Bharat Mata ki Jai” issue they have come up with a straitjacketed theory that if a Muslim chants the slogan he would lose his religion The leaders have no problem with the word “zindabad” which is Urdu for “jai” There is also no problem with saying “Jai Hind/ Hindustan/ Bharat” The problem supposedly starts when Muslims call for “jai” to Mother India The Darul Uloom Deoband says that the country is a piece of land not a living being and therefore cannot be called mother On thousands of other issues that require rational interpretations of the law in order to make the lives of Muslim men and women more comfortable they take cover in illogical religious doctrine Where it helps to be logical they use logic; when it does not they close their minds This is the same seminary that in 2005 issued a fatwa in the case of Imrana who was raped by her father-in-law that her marriage with her husband was annulled and she was liable to live with her rapist father-in-law as his wife Hinduism permits deification and the country can therefore be worshipped as a mother goddess by Hindus But nobody is calling on Muslims to make an idol of Mother India and worship it Nobody is asking Muslims to imagine India as a mother goddess and chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai” The issue is accepting the country as mother and saying “victory to her” This shouldn’t be problematic Muslims should chant this slogan with respect as they passionately love this country Their position should be nearer to what lyricist Javed Akhtar said: That saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” is a right and a matter of pride and that nobody should have any objection to this Muslims in the police and Indian army use the greeting “Jai Hind” frequently I use this greeting even with Muslim friends and no one has objected to it The Muslim religious leadership is hair-splitting on the Bharat Mata issue At the annual convocation address at Aligarh Muslim University in 1948 Jawaharlal Nehru said to the students of the university: “I have said that I am proud of our inheritance and our ancestors who gave an intellectual and cultural preeminence to India How do you feel about this past Do you feel that you are also sharers in it and therefore proud of something that belongs to you as much as to me Or do you feel alien to it and pass it by without understanding it or feeling that strange thrill which comes from the realisation that we are the trustees and inheritors of this vast treasure …You are Muslims and I am a Hindu We may adhere to different religious faiths or even to none; but that does not take away from that cultural inheritance that is yours as well as mine” Muslims should proudly say that yes they share that great tradition and yes they also feel that “strange thrill” in the realisation that all Indians irrespective of faith are trustees and inheritors of a great tradition Yes we may adhere to different faiths but we are one Chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai” is a non-issue The writer an IPS officer is currently serving as SP in the CBI Delhi Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsXhaka hits the woodwork in two really good chances for Switzerland!head of academic governance, ? ? 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Al-Watan newspaper and Arab News did not give the nationalities of the 49 workers,s fast at Jantar Mantar in April," Francis also visited Kenya on his trip,where he denounced the radicalisation of young people citing "barbarous attacks" by Islamic extremists in Nairobi Garissa and Mandera The country has been hit by numerous deadly attacks since sending its army into neighbouring Somalia in 2011 after a string of kidnappings it blamed on Al-Qaeda’s east Africa branch the Shebab In Uganda huge crowds celebrated as he honoured Christians martyred for the faith and hailed Africa as "the continent of hope" But it was in Central African Republic torn apart by brutal violence between mostly Muslim rebels and Christian militias for more than two years that his visit appeared to have made the most powerful impression In extraordinary scenes before he held a papal mass at the capital’s Barthelemy Boganda stadium a group of Muslim rebels from the PK5 area leapt out of two pickup trucks all wearing T-shirts bearing the pope’s image As they pushed through the crowd in an area where Muslims usually do not dare to venture people cheered and shouted: "It’s over" "We thought the whole world had abandoned us but not him He loves us Muslims too" said Idi Bohari an elderly man The landlocked Central African Republic descended into bloodshed after longtime Christian leader Francois Bozize was ousted by rebels from the mainly Muslim Seleka force in March 2013 The coup plunged the former French colony into its worst crisis since independence in 1960 and more than 100 people have been killed in the capital since late September alone AFP By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: May 25 2017 5:35 pm Shenaz Treasury currently a part of the Netflix show Brown Nation will soon be seen in the forthcoming film Munna Micheal Top News Shenaz Treasury who will soon be seen in the forthcoming film Munna Micheal says digital space seems to have taken over from the small screen when it comes to grabbing the attention of the youth Shenaz who is fondly remembered as a lively video jockey and as Alisha Sahay from the 2003 film “Ishq Vishk” is currently a part of the Netflix show “Brown Nation” She is also very active on social media with her travel-vlogging show See a few latest pics ofShenaz Treasury: Asked if she thinks the digital space is the next big thing Shenaz told IANS: “I don’t think people watch too much TV anymore I don’t I watch everything online… I consume so much media through Instagram and Facebook too Yes it’s already the big thing TV and appointment viewing is a thing of the past for the youth” In the Sabbir Khan directed “Munna Micheal” Shenaz will be seen playing a TV host The film also features debutante Nidhhi Agerwal The Eros International and Viki Rajani’s action-music entertainer also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an all-new avatar It is based on the story of Munna a street boy from Teen Batti slum locality here He loves dancing and grows up idolising King of Pop Michael Jackson For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 30 2016 8:20 pm Swara Bhaskar will be next seen in Anarkali Aarawali Tikli and Laxmi Bomb Top News She has done supporting roles in films like Tanu Weds Manu Raanjhanaa Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Swara Bhaskar who earned accolades for her lead role in Nil Battey Sannata says she is happy to finally get to play the protagonist The actress made her Bollywood acting debut in 2010 She will be next seen in Anarkali Aarawali Tikli and Laxmi Bomb and in both the projects she will be seen in the lead role More from the world of Entertainment: “I was an outsider It has been six years I have done both commercial and independent projects I am trying to carve a niche for myself I am getting work appreciation and I am happy to have now broken into the protagonist space after ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ I am in a happy space I am excited to do roles which are different from each other” Swara told PTI In “Anarkali Aarawali” the actress plays an orchestra party singer while she will be seen playing a sex worker in novelist Aditya Kripalani’s directorial debut based on his own book “Tikli and Laxmi Bomb” “My look in ‘Anarkali’ is very interesting It was a difficult role It looks at a woman in a man’s world I also have ‘Tikli and Laxmi Bomb’ and a relationship comedy” Swara says she is happy to have tapped into the female lead space but she is open to starring in films featuring other actors in the lead “You never know what opportunity will come your way I may be doing more solo lead films at the moment but I am open to all roles I am in a place where I am not insecure about work If I don’t like a role I say no I don’t think about it If I like something then I do it” Besides her other projects Swara will also be seen in Shashanka Ghosh-directed “Veere Di Wedding” which stars Kareena Kapoor Sonam Kapoor and Shikha Talsania “I have done a few readings for the film It is being “I have done a few readings for the film It is being produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea It is about friendship love It is an empowering story and about squad goals” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 3 2017 1:09 am MNS Chief Raj Thackeray Related News The Virat Kohli-led national cricket squad will open their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign against archrivals Pakistan on June 4 But two days before the contest there was politics over it back home Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday strongly opposed the match Suggesting that playing a match with Pakistan in the current scenario would be insulting the sacred memory of martyrs and undermining their heroic deeds Thackeray even fired a barb at the Indian players “Both the players and the spectators must show some spine” Thackeray said The Champions Trophy encounter is scheduled to take place in Edgbaston “At a time when our country should be backing the jawans defending the borders people are lost in watching cricket matches against the enemy Spare a thought for what it does to the morale of our jawans” Thackeray said “There is no point in asking people to boycott the telecast of matches They will watch anyway It is for both people and players to show some spine” he said He remarked sarcastically “They should erect a stand for the martyrs’ families in the stadium so that they get to see how people are enjoying these matches” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 12 2017 1:02 am During the India-USA match there were empty seats at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Related News The FIFA U-17 World Cup LOC sought to clear the confusion around the tale of ‘sold out tickets and empty seats’ saying they are being sold for a particular match day and cited the example of the two India games when fans turned up in large numbers As per the ticketing websites tickets for the games in some of the venues have been sold out but at the stadium thousands of empty seats could be seen “A ticket is sold for a particular match day and not for either of the games A good example for this would be the Match Days 1 and 2 at the New Delhi venue – even though tickets were sold out for the opening fixtures (1700hrs kick off) on both days the stands were sparsely filled The second game (2000hrs kick off) which featured the hosts however had more people attending it making the stands seem more filled” the LOC said in a statement Owing to the confusion many genuine football lovers were deprived of an opportunity to catch the action live “Another reason why certain sections of the stands are unutilised especially in certain venues is because of the seats that we aren’t using to ensure spectator safety Any person sitting in the stadium should be able to reach a safe space in eight minutes which means some tiers weren’t accessible After bucket seats were installed at all venues it was understood that the maximum available seats were reduced “The seats which were made available thus for the tournament are the ones which adhere to the security recommendations” On the eve of India’s opening match against the USA on October 6 the LOC and the government had claimed that all the tickets have been sold and the stadium would be full The government had also reserved more than 26000 seats for school children But still there were empty seats at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium “There are contractual obligations with the hosting association all the participating teams all the 13 commercial partners of the tournament the host broadcaster the signatories of host city stadium and training site agreements and other stakeholders with which there are contracts with regards to the tournament to provide tickets “All the tickets that have been put up for sale are the maximum number of tickets that can be sold at each venue discounting these obligations” On how the attendance get calculated on a particular match day” the LOC said “All tickets are scanned outside the stadium and numbers of the scanned tickets by 60th minutes are the ones that are reported as the attendance of the match on the 75th minute “It is carried out like any other FIFA tournament by the contracted ticketing agency and then conveyed to the General Coordinator at the venue” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she should have used a government email account as US secretary of state though she said she violated no rules in her first public remarks over a controversy that could cloud her expected bid for the White House Clinton the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has come under fire for using a private email account for official business when she was the top US diplomat because of concerns that she hid important facts about her tenure and put her correspondence at a security risk "I opted for convenience to use my personal email account which was allowed by the State Department because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two" Clinton said at a press conference at the United Nations in New York "Looking back it would’ve been better if I’d simply used a second email account and carried a second phone" Clinton said she had provided to the State Department all of her emails that could possibly be work-related for archiving purposes She said she chose not to keep personal emails on topics such as yoga routines her deceased mother’s funeral arrangements or her daughter’s wedding plans Clinton’s decision to address reporters reflects a calculation among her advisers that the issue was ballooning into crisis-like proportions The story has dominated cable news for days The former US senator and first lady insisted she had done nothing wrong and had complied with all government regulations Most of her official emails were sent to government addresses which were automatically preserved Clinton said and no classified material was sent via email She said her family’s server would remain private and rejected calls that it be studied by an independent arbiter The State Department said on Tuesday it would post Clinton’s emails on a website after a review that was likely to take several months Clinton tried to head off criticism last week by urging the department to quickly review and release her emails "I want it all out there" Clinton said on Tuesday Republicans who have questioned her ethics and transparency were not convinced "Regrettably we are left with more questions than answers" said Representative Trey Gowdy a Republican who chairs a congressional committee looking into the Benghazi Libya attacks of 2012 that led to the deaths of four Americans while Clinton was secretary of state "The Select Committee is left with no choice but to call her to appear at least twice" Gowdy added in a statement Ari Fleischer a former spokesman for Republican President George W Bush scoffed at Clinton’s explanation "Personal convenience Hah She did it because she only trusts a few top aides and wanted total control" he wrote in a tweet Democrats who are wary that their party’s front-runner for the 2016 White House race could be tarnished were pleased that she addressed the issue but critical of the time it took to do so “By waiting so long to finally show her face and address it I think it just allowed this thing to spiral out of control" said a former Clinton adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity "There is an arrogance that comes with this operation to some extent that says that they don’t have to play by the same rules You know what You do" The issue has complicated what has been seen as a clear pathway for the Democratic nomination who lost the 2008 primary race to Obama But the issue 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