HC gives CBI nod to file FIR against Rawat in sting video case

first_imgIn a setback to former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday permitted the CBI to register an FIR against the Congress leader in connection with a 2016 sting video that purportedly showed him negotiating a deal to buy the support of rebel MLAs. A Bench of Justice Dhulia gave the nod to the CBI to go ahead with its investigations in the case and lodge an FIR against Mr. Rawat after the agency submitted a report in a sealed cover on the preliminary inquiry. Former Union Minister and senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing for Mr. Rawat, contended that the CBI’s preliminary inquiry report is invalid as the Rawat government, which was restored after an order of the Supreme Court, had decided through a Cabinet meeting to form an SIT to conduct an investigation in the case. Citing the example of the S.R. Bommai case, Mr. Sibal said the Supreme Court has ruled that the decisions taken by the Governor during President’s Rule will be held unconstitutional. However, Assistant Advocate General Rakesh Thapliyal, appearing for the government and the CBI, said that the accused cannot have the right to decide which agency will conduct an investigation against him. ‘Deep conspiracy’Alleging a deep conspiracy in the case, Mr. Sibal said that a report from the Chandigarh lab on the authenticity of the sting CD was a proof in itself. He also presented before the court the details of an earlier conversation between Cabinet Minister Harak Singh Rawat and Umesh Sharma, who allegedly conducted the purported sting operation.last_img read more

Targeted Growth Applications Extended

first_imgPlease be advised that applications for the 2013/2014 Targeted Growth Program has been extended to 5pm AEST – Tuesday, 13 August 2013.The Targeted Growth Program (TGP) provides an opportunity for Touch Football members across Australia to apply for funding assistance in the area of targeted growth and participation.More information is available from the attachments.Related Files2013-14_targeted_growth_program_overview_01-pdf2013-14_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_01-pdfRelated LinksTGP Extendedlast_img read more

Paul Finebaum Addresses Playoff Chances For A 1-Loss Alabama

first_imgA fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 02: A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama has not lost a game all season and they are not projected to do so. However, in the event that the Crimson Tide do fall before the College Football Playoff, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum has a prediction for what happens next.In an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up!, Finebaum speculated that a loss at this point would not prevent Alabama from getting in.“If Alabama loses a game, this week vs. Mississippi State, in two weeks to Auburn or the SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia, I think they’re still getting in,” Finebaum said.Finebaum explained that the voting committee’s decision to only drop two-loss LSU to No. 7 after their 29-0 home loss to Alabama indicates that the Crimson Tide “has a mulligan.”This should make everyone extremely happy.The selection committee is telling us Alabama will still reach the CFB Playoff with a loss: https://t.co/6ZYJnwSkzC pic.twitter.com/SVxfBTrfwo— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) November 7, 2018The Crimson Tide are overwhelming favorites in many of their remaining games. They are 24-point favorites this weekend against Mississippi State.Alabama is slated to face Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. The game will be a rematch of last year’s thrilling National Championship Game.Additionally, betting lines are already out for Alabama in the College Football Playoff. They are favored by at least a touchdown against Clemson, by 14 points against Michigan, and by 20 points against Michigan.last_img read more

High Tech Socks Help Fund Cure for EB

first_img Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations A little known, utterly brutal disease is incredibly close to a cure and you can help speed up the process. Often called the worst disease you’ve never heard of, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a blanket term for a number of diseases that result in blistered skin. People with EB can tear and blister their skin with the slightest touch. Even eating can result in internal blisters to the mouth, esophagus, or intestines. For those suffering from this disease, every day is filled with bandages being ripped off and replaced, the threat of more injury and infection, and sadly, unrelenting pain. Thankfully, there is hope. EB Research Partnership and Mack Weldon have teamed up, creating a special edition of Mack Weldon’s wildly popular 1285 sock with 100% of the net profits going to research for the cure.About EB:Here’s a rundown on EB that doesn’t require a medical degree to understand: our largest organ is the skin. It is a protective barrier for our squishy, important inside stuff. For a healthy person, skin can take some serious hits before there’s any significant damage, but those born with the genetic condition EB lack a specific protein that binds all the many layers of skin together, so their skin tears and blisters easily. EB also means skin doesn’t have the ability to heal. With repeated injury, (which for some EB sufferers can result from the room being slightly too hot or a shirt that wasn’t soft enough), toes and fingers can fuse together. Infections can ravage the body through open wounds and blisters. Lifesaving bandages can cost a family up to $14,000 a month. There are four subgroups of EB, which vary based on what protein is lacking and in which skin layer the blister occurs. They vary in severity, but there isn’t a cure for any of them. Yet…Research for a cure:Okay, here’s a good news break: there are several treatments that doctors and scientists are researching, many of which are providing a new sensation of hope for EB sufferers. Even as little as five years ago, there were no treatments or cures in sight. Now, clinical trials are using protein replacement therapy (just what it sounds like: introducing or increasing the protein needed) headed up by the University of Southern California (USC). It’s not a cure per se, but it’s a treatment that is providing a remarkable quality of life that people with EB have never previously experienced.Cell therapy is also proving exciting. Doctors are using stem cells, fibroblasts (cells in connective tissue that make collagen and such), or gene-corrected cells, and injecting them into an EB patient with the idea that it will cause the expression of the needed protein. Doctors at the University of Minnesota used bone marrow transplants with some success and Kings College in the UK also has an on-going and exciting trial using fibroblasts.The third promising avenue to a cure is gene therapy. Stanford University is all over this one. Essentially, researchers take a small amount of skin from someone with EB, grow it to about the size of a playing card, then, using a virus as the vehicle, doctors inject the needed gene into the skin. Once the treated skin begins to make the protein, that skin is grafted back on to the donor patient and it goes from there.The helpful socks!Of course, all of this is wildly expensive and, as it’s not a high-profile disease, EB researchers can use all the help they can get funding the search for a cure, especially when the cure is tantalizingly close. It’s suggested we could have one within ten years!Mack Weldon, the maker of fantastically comfortable underwear, socks, and shirts, has stepped up, creating three sophisticated, special edition socks with 100% of the net proceeds going directly to EB researchers. The company’s socks are massively popular, with classic patterns and designs, updated with modern colors and technology. After listening to their lawyers (usually a smart move, but rarely is it about fashion), Mack Weldon created the 1285 Performance Dress sock, an antimicrobial, cushioned sock men could wear with their best suits.Their EB limited edition series of the 1285 Performance Dress sock features a small butterfly, the emblem of EB, since children with EB are often likened to butterflies whose wings are so easily damaged. The socks have three color options, Total Eclipse, a lovely navy color, Charcoal Heather, and Indigo Heather. At $32 a pair, you’re getting stylish, incredibly comfortable feet while simultaneously helping bring comfort to others. It’s one helluva deal.To learn more about EB and how else you can help, visit the EB Research Partnership website. Oliver Cabell’s New Phoenix Sneakers Are 3D-Printed With Recycled Plastic Bottles last_img read more

Senior citizens demand bridge to connect Noida Metros Aqua and Blue Lines

first_imgNoida: Citing the hardships faced by commuters, senior citizens have demanded that a connecting bridge be built to link Sector 51 station of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line with the nearby Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. The 29.7-km Aqua Line runs between Sector 51 and Depot stations. At present, commuters have to exit at Sector 51 station and walk nearly 200 metres on an under-construction road to take the Blue Line at Sector 52 station, said Ajay Chaturvedi, a resident of Sector 137. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar “What is more painful is that commuters need to get themselves frisked again to board the Blue Line, thus consuming a lot of time,” said Chaturvedi, a senior citizen. He demanded that the Noida Metro Rail Corporation consider building a bridge to connect the two stations. “I do not understand why the Noida Metro Rail Corporation is causing such a big trouble to senior citizens and women travelling with children to walk on a road to board the Blue Line. They must build a bridge as early as possible,” Chaturvedi said, adding that he has given a suggestion in this regard officially to the Noida Metro authority. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance People can take e-rickshaws, run by Noida rail corporation at free of cost, at Sector 51 to go to the Blue Line station. However, commuters complain that during peak hours or late in the night the e-rickshaws are unavailable. Moreover, the road these e-rickshaws ply is filled with dust as construction is under way. “The availability of e-rickshaws are inadequate. One cannot wait for them during peak or late in night. E-rickshaws provided by Noida metro rail authority ply on the narrow under-construction road. They should have completed all this basic work before starting the metro services,” said Ashish Saxena, another senior citizen from Noida. Unavailability of seamless connectivity between the Aqua and Blue Lines is proving to be a major hurdle for thousands of commuters of Noida who travel to Delhi daily. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had inaugurated Noida Metro in January this year. There are 21 stations on the corridor 15 in Noida and six in Greater Noida.last_img read more

Some Indiana beaches along Lake Michigan closed after spill

PORTAGE, Ind. — Some beaches are closed along Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana after authorities say a chemical spill into the Little Calumet River caused fish to die in the area.The National Park Service announced Thursday it closed the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk beach areas at Indiana Dunes National Park as well as waters out to 300 feet (91 metres).The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says a steel plant belonging to ArcelorMittal released excess amounts of cyanide and ammonia-nitrogen into the river’s east branch, causing a fish kill noticed this week. The company says in a statement it’s investigating.The city of Ogden Dunes also closed its beach. Authorities say Ogden Dunes’ drinking water wasn’t affected, but the community’s filtration facility restricted the intake of water as a precaution.The Associated Press read more

Ascena Retail expands its wardrobe for women spends more than 2 billion

Ascena Retail expands its wardrobe for women, spends more than $2 billion to land Ann Taylor by The Associated Press Posted May 18, 2015 5:45 am MDT Last Updated May 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This March 5, 2013 file photo shows an Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft stores in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Ascena’s brands include Lane Bryant, Dress Barn and Cacique. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft in a deal valued at about $2.16 billion.Ann Taylor will join a stable of retail clothing stores owned by Ascena, including Lane Bryant, Justice, Dress Barn and Cacique, giving the combined company annual sales of $7.3 billion.A push for the sale of the Ann Inc. began in earnest last August when major shareholders Engine Capital LP and its partner Red Alder LLC urged the board to put the company on the block.The retailer had suffered same-store sales declines in three of its past quarters as up-and-coming fast-casual clothing chains ate up market share.The investors said in a letter to Ann’s board that the company was an “incredibly suitable candidate” for private equity given the financial conditions at the time, but also that a large international retailer could speed up the company’s global brand expansion.That retailer made itself known Monday.Though its name is not well known among shoppers, Ascena, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, owns about 3,900 stores under a number of names in the U.S. and Canada.Ann had 1,030 Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, Loft, Loft Outlet and Lou & Grey stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.The combined company could better enable it to weather the heavy discounting that has hammered the retail industry as competition heats up.“The transaction will make us part of a larger organization with a diversified portfolio of brands focused on the women’s apparel market, a strong operating platform and a powerful financial base,” said Ann CEO Kay Krill in a printed statement.Ann shareholders will own about 16 per cent of Ascena once the transaction closes. They’ll get $37.34 in cash and 0.68 of a share of Ascena Retail Group Inc. stock in exchange for each of their shares.The companies put the total price at $47 per share. That’s a 21 per cent premium to Ann Inc.’s Friday closing price of $38.71.The buyout, which was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, is targeted to close later this year and doesn’t require approval by Ascena stockholders.Shares of Ann Inc., based in New York, jumped $7.55, or 19.5 per cent, to $46.26 in morning trading on Monday. read more

Taylor Sandbothe leads Ohio State womens volleyball to comeback win over No

OSU junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (10) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Area. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerA dominant effort from junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe propelled the No. 14 Ohio State women’s volleyball team (21-6, 10-5) to a comeback win against No. 16 Illinois (17-9, 8-7) on Wednesday.Sandbothe recorded her first career double-double on 19 kills and a career-high 11 blocks (one solo), registering a game-high 25 points as the Buckeyes came away with a win in four sets (16-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23) in St. John Arena to complete a season sweep of the Fighting Illini.“You can’t take points off,” Sandbothe said. “I don’t get the opportunity to be that player and I don’t want to be that player.”Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell also left her mark on the game with 16 kills and 13 digs, her 10th double-double of the season.“It’s a product of the whole team,” Campbell said. “Being able to get a really good dig or setting up a good block makes it easier for us to be able to distribute the ball all over the place.”After missing two games as she continues to deal with a left elbow injury, freshman setter Taylor Hughes returned to the starting lineup and led all players with 47 assists, along with four blocks and three kills.With 14 total blocks, OSU was able to hold Illinois to a .163 hitting percentage for the match. Junior libero Valeria León played a pivotal role in the strong defensive effort, picking up a game-high 19 digs.The Buckeyes also struggled on the offensive end through the first two sets as the Fighting Illini had 10 of their 11 blocks for the game. But OSU came alive in the third and fourth frames with a combined .373 attack percentage and only six errors.Campbell said a win over an Illinois team that came into the contest on a four-match winning streak will help her team’s confidence moving forward after losing four of its last six games.“It feels really good to get a really good win against a really good team, just helping us finish these last few games out strong,” she said.After a three straight games on the road, being back at home also helped the Buckeyes.“We wanted to get back in our house this week,” Sandbothe said. “We’ve got a big week ahead of us to show what we’re about, what we’ve been working hard on all practice last week (and) just bringing that to light.”OSU got into a deep hole early on in contest, finding itself down 9-1 quickly in the first set. Sandbothe tried to get her team back in it with three kills and four blocks, but the Buckeyes could never close the gap to less than five as they dropped the opening frame.That would be the only set dropped by the Scarlet and Gray on the night, however, as they battled back to take the next three. Getting back to the gameplan was crucial in the comeback effort for the Buckeyes.“Our coaches had talked to us about having a fast tempo on our sets and really limiting our errors,” Campbell said. “I think that we gave them a lot of points in that first set.”Sandbothe continued her dominance in the second set, but the result was different for her team as it evened the match at one.She picked up seven kills and her four blocks helped hold Illinois to a .000 hitting percentage for the set. Things were closely contested until the junior went on a tear, as she had a hand in six of eight Buckeye points to fuel an 8-1 run and give her team a 20-10 advantage to put things out of reach.The momentum stayed on the home side in the third set. Led by seven kills from Campbell and five more from Sandbothe, the Buckeyes attacked at a .415 clip and never trailed, taking a 2-1 lead.The Buckeyes found themselves down for much of the deciding frame, trailing by as many as five points, but worked their way back to tie the Fighting Illini at 18.From there, the two teams went back and forth, looking poised to go to extra points with the game knotted up at 23, but a Sandbothe kill and a block by Hughes and senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson ended the match.OSU will be back in action on Saturday when they are scheduled to take on Michigan in St. John Arena. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. read more

DDay heroes set sail for Normandy on MV Boudicca in a blaze

Roy Cooper who served on King George V destroyer as the ship departs for NormandyCredit:Paul Grover Joan Berfield as the ship departs for NormandyCredit:Paul Grover For Cooper, watching his daughter and successor lead the national commemorations was “an enormous and astonishing moment”.As for being once more on the high seas as the ship sailed out of harbour and into the Solent past 11 Royal Navy warships while a lone Spitfire passed overhead, he called it “shatteringly wonderful”.“It brings back the memories but they are very mixed memories,” he added. “Some very sad.”Portsmouth was the headquarters and main departure point for the military and naval units destined for Sword Beach on the Normandy coast. Many of those onboard had departed from this very port on the night before D-Day.Royal Marine Joe Corless, 93, was the coxswain of a landing craft that left Portsmouth the evening of June 5 en route for Sword Beach. Onboard his vessel were navy commandos tasked with dismantling explosives left by the Germans on the beach. The joint eldest on board is sub lieutenant Roy Cooper, 101, of Dorset, who during D-Day was placed second in command of a minesweeper. Earlier in the war he was aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS King George V in Scapa Flow that was inspected by the Queen’s father George VI – who described the D-Day invasion as ‘the great crusade’. Leaving from the same port 75 years on brought back bittersweet memories. “It was horrific really,” he said. “We lost seven men including an officer and I lost a couple of friends.” Joan Berfield as the ship departs for Normandy She turns 95 on Friday and says the US President and first lady wished her a happy birthday.“It was overwhelming really,” she said. “The service was really emotional.”The Royal British Legion ship has been at sea since Sunday, first taking the veterans to Dunkirk before returning to Britain for the national commemorations. On Thursday after docking in Normandy they will visit Bayeux Cathedral for a service attended by the Prince of Wales. Roy Cooper who served on King George V destroyer as the ship departs for Normandy Some of those onboard, such as Royal Marine Douglas Thorne, an 18-year-old gunner on a landing craft at Juno Beach, have never returned to Normandy.The 93-year-old was another veteran onboard to meet the Queen on Wednesday and described the encounter as “a real honour”. Donald McGeachy, 96, who 75 years ago was aboard a tank landing craft that was hit by a mine on the way into Sword Beach, only confessed to his son two years ago that he had been at D-Day and has never been back to Normandy.Seated on deck as the band played Rule Britannia he said: “It makes you feel like somebody.”After the flotilla left Portsmouth it stopped at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, just as the Allied armada did 75 years ago.As the ship’s horn sounded church bells rang out across the seaside town. Prayers of remembrance were also read out.And then as the sun dipped down over the horizon the veterans sailed on, to the beaches that stand testament to the heroism of a generation. For Ted Cordery, 95, the pomp and pageantry couldn’t have been a more different experience compared to 75 years ago as a leading seaman torpedoman aboard HMS Belfast – frantic among the booming guns and later hauling the injured and dead aboard, an experience that has scarred him for life. Before boarding the MV Boudicca he enjoyed lunch with the Queen and the US President Donald Trump.“The Queen asked me how it was,” he said. “I told her very noisy with guns firing and the smell of cordite but we did our bit.”President Trump shook his hand and told him ‘you guys did a great job’. Cordery’s retort: “I told him we were all in it together.” The last time Cordery visited Normandy he says he was moved to tears by a young French girl who approached him and kissed him on both cheeks. “She said thank you for what you did,” he recalls. “You gave us back our country.”Joan Berfield, 94, from Buckinghamshire, who was a Wren coder during the Second World War and spent D-Day on a submarine in the middle east, was another veteran on board to be greeted by the Queen earlier in the day. On the eve of D-Day 75 years ago they departed in a massed armada of thousands of ships cloaked in a veil of secrecy.On Wednesday night the 250 veterans aboard the Royal British Legion chartered cruise ship MV Boudicca sailed out of Portsmouth harbour in a blaze of glory, en route once more for the Normandy beaches but this time hailed by a nation united in gratitude.The Red Arrows roared overhead and bunting fluttered as the band of the Royal British Legion struck up the Britannic Salute on deck.As the ship sounded its horn making its way out of the harbour crowds cheered and watching police officers saluted from shore. In large white lettering placed next to the Portsmouth Naval Memorial dedicated to the fallen of the First and Second World Wars someone had spelt out: ‘Thank You’.  Prime Minister Theresa May stood on the decks of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth berthed in Portsmouth Naval Base, joined by First Sea Lord Sir Philip Jones and flanked on both sides by the crew.  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. read more

SERBIA 2013 Knockout stage clashes known

In the knock-out stage of the Women’s World Championship 2013 in Serbia will meet:In the eight finals of the Women’s World Championship 2013 will play:Sunday, 15 December:Belgrade:France vs. Japan 18Denmark vs. Montenegro (20.45)Novi Sad:Germany vs. Angola 17.30Poland vs. Romania 20.15Monday, 16 December:Belgrade:Brazil vs. Netherlands 18.00Korea vs. Serbia (20.45)Novi Sad:Hungary vs. Spain 17.30Norway vs. Czech Republic 20.15 ← Previous Story FRIDAY “D” DAY: Who will win the groups in Serbia? Next Story → SERBIA 2013: Complete results of the Preliminary Round serbia 2013WWCH 2013 read more

Del Bosque positive over Spains World Cup hopes

first_imgVicente Del Bosque is “positive” that Spain can compete for a second world title in Russia after an unbeaten qualifying campaignThe 2010 World Cup winners won nine and only drew one in their qualifying campaign as they took 28 points from a possible 30, in a group that had contained the likes of Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.Spain followed up the strong qualifying campaign up with a 1-1 friendly draw with current World champions Germany away from home, before thrashing Argentina 6-1 in March.La Roja are considered to be the third favourites for Russia and Del Bosque, who won the World Cup and European championship during his time in charge of Spain, is confident that they can go all the way.“Let’s see. Spain has done well recently, they did a really good job in the qualifying games with great results, almost a perfect qualification,” he told Omnisport, via FourFourTwo.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“And then we have faced big teams like Germany, France, England, Argentina, Belgium… and we have been better than them. So, that makes me be positive thinking about the future.“There is not any recipe to play the World Cup. The most important thing is to keep doing what we already have done in the last two years.”As for his successor at the national team, Del Bosque added: “I think he [coach Julen Lopetegui] has done a really good job making a really good group. And apart from that, he has done a really good job developing his own style.”Spain will next play Tunisia on Saturday as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.last_img read more

I almost scored as many as Messi – Tagliafico

first_imgAjax Amsterdam defender Nicolas Tagliafico insists he could have scored as many as his international teammate Lionel Messi did the other night when Ajax hosted AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.The Argentina international scored a brace as the Dutch side defeated AEK 3-0 on the night but Tagliafico believes he could have followed in the footsteps of Messi, who scored a hat-trick when Barcelona thrashed PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night.“My first goal was the most important because it broke the match open. The second was, I admit, a little lucky,” Tagliafico told UEFA.com, according to FourFourTwo.“I know I almost scored as many as Messi did last night, though I don’t know if he was watching.”“It was a difficult game, especially the first half, but that’s what you expect in the Champions League.”edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“The coach told us during the break just to keep playing the way we were; he was happy with our first half.”Donny van de Beek was also on the scoresheet for Ajax, as AEK Athens coach Marinos Ouzounidis bemoaned his side’s lack of character in the second half.“The timing of the first goal shouldn’t serve as an excuse for our defeat,” he told the media.”“What got to me most is the disappointment of my players who never really believed they could bounce back from that 1-0.”“We need to work on our mentality, we need to become more determined to respond. We lack experience, so it was a useful lesson for us.”last_img read more

Cayman people proud of help to TCI technician applauded for support to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DeanBremmer, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurskandCaicos, October 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The investment of humanitarian service by fellow British overseas territories is resulting in long lasting dividends for the Turks and Caicos Islands; just this week, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning received three trucks from Gibraltar and Radio Turks and Caicos got significant technical assistance from the Cayman Islands.    In fact, Cayman is hailing the weeks of work by Radio Cayman’s senior technician, Dean Bremmer as a moment of pride for the Cayman Islands.Premier Sharlene Robinson had announced the support from the Cayman Islands was coming to see the government owned, Radio Turks and Caicos restored to all of the islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.    On September 27, Mr. Bremmer arrived and not only conducted an assessment where he found that the majority of RTC cables were ruined, but he repaired the transmitters and set up used computers on each island to enable broadcasting, for the first time in weeks, of the government communication via live audio stream.In a media release, Premier Alden McLaughlin praised the humanitarian team for their work; the Cayman leader said:  “Their selfless support during this volatile hurricane season has helped thousands of individuals and has further strengthened our ties with other governments within the region.”#MagneticMediaNews#DeanBremmerlast_img read more

Veterans Path to Pearl Harbor

first_imgPaul Johnson’s path to Pearl Harbor included an expedition along the Great Wall of China.Forty-five years after that horseback trek, Johnson got to revisit a stop along his Great Wall route. He went by way of Sesame Street.At 95, the Vancouver veteran has witnessed some unforgettable events of the past century. The Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, was a historical landmark for a generation.Johnson can still remember the moment 72 years ago when he was looking down at a Japanese warplane while drinking coffee. Johnson and a friend were on their ship’s fantail when they saw a torpedo bomber fly past, just above the water.“We were 40 feet up, and he was lower than we were,” Johnson recalled.It was not his first look at the Japanese military. Johnson was already a seasoned sailor when the USS Castor, a military transport, steamed into Pearl Harbor on the night of Dec. 6, 1941.Johnson enlisted in 1938 and was part of the U.S. Navy’s Asiatic Fleet, which is how he spent part of his hitch sailing in the saddle. After his ship docked at Chinwangtao, the port at the east end of the Great Wall of China, several sailors were assigned shore duty.last_img read more

Bob Seger Postpones Shows Halfway Through Last Tour

first_imgSeger first teased his return to the stage back in May, with a cryptic video featuring the chorus of his well-know 1973 hit “Turn The Page,” and the words stay tuned. The video also featured a graphic reading, “One last time,” hinting this would likely be the “Old Time Rock & Roll” singer’s final run. Twitter However, after first postponing a Sept. 30 show in Columbus, Ohio, Seger revealed this week that he would have to also postpone the reminder of the tour, on orders from his physician. No details have been released about the specifics of the singer’s condition, other than it is a medical issue concerning his vertebrae. Seger had previous revealed that he had recently begun struggling with back pain in a 2011 Rolling Stone interview.”I’m so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll,” Seger said in a statement on his website. “It’s a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon.”Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Announces Solo Tour, Album Reissue Facebook Email Bob Seger Postpones “Last” Tour bob-seger-postpones-shows-halfway-through-last-tourcenter_img Chronic back pain has forced the singer to postpone the remainder of his 2017 tour, on physician’s ordersBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2017 – 4:55 pm GRAMMY winners Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band kicked off their 2017 Runaway Train Tour late last August. Originally planned as a 24-date run, with additional shows to follow, Seger announced this week that the tour is being postponed. News https://twitter.com/BobSeger/status/899676250230358016 Bob Seger Postpones Shows Halfway Through “Last” Tour last_img read more

Karimnagar Demand to recognise Anganwadi workers as government

first_imgKarimnagar: Telangana Anganwadi Teachers and Helpers Union leader Tekumalla Sammaiah demanded that Anganwadi workers should be recognised as government employees and prompt release of salary arrears raised by the Central government.The members of the union staged a dharna at the Karimnagar Collectorate on Tuesday. Later they submitted a memorandum on the issues of Anganwadis to ICDS Project Directors Sarada and Sabita. Sammaiah requested the retirement benefits of Anganwadis to be increased to Rs 5 lakh and asked to increase the pension of anganwadi teacher to Rs 5,000 and that of a helper to Rs 3,000 per month. Telangana Anganwadi Teachers and Helpers Union leaders Ch Sarada Reddy, Premaltha, CM Rama Devi, Bucchaiah, Surender Reddy, Bhumaiah, D Rajita, A Rajita, K Aruna, N Sujatha, B Vijayam, K Tirumala and others participated in the dharna.last_img read more

Minni defends herself in Rifat murder

first_imgAyesha Siddiqa MinniAyesha Siddiqa Minni, wife of slain Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, has claimed herself innocent in her husband’s murder in broad daylight.Holding a press conference at her father’s residence in Maitha village, Minni told newsmen on Sunday that she did not marry Nayan Bond.Rather, those who created Nayan Bond and the terrorist group Bond 007 in Barguna are trying to divert the murder case in a different direction by accusing her, she added.”By uploading negative posts, doctored images and comments, a vested quarter has been plotting against me since Rifat’s murder. Their main intention is to direct the case to a different course. Because, those who created 007 Bond group are very influential and rich,” she said at the press conference.About Nayan and her marriage, Minni said, “It’s a lie. I didn’t marry him. Once he forced me to sign a paper. Later I came to know that it was a marriage certificate.””Nayan was a drug addict and drug dealer. He had been stalking me for a long time. He even threatened to kill my father and younger brother. That is why I was  scared to speak against Nayan,” she pointed out.Abdul Halim Sharif, father of Rifat, on Saturday in another press conference held Minni responsible in his son’s killing.About her father-in-law’s statement, Minni said, “My father-in-law is sick. He has become ill after losing his only son.””I tried my level best to save my husband. I risked my life trying to resist the attackers while they were hacking Rifat. I took him to Barguna General Hospital. But when the physicians advised that he be shifted to Barishal, I lost my senses,” she said.Rifat’s father Abdul Halim Sharif told a human chain, “I think Minni was behind my son’s murder. Police can reveal the mystery of the murder by arresting her.”On Sunday, Abdul Halim Sharif said, “Minni used to go to college alone. On the day of Rifat’s murder, she phoned him to go to her college. And later he was hacked to death by Nayan Bond in front of the college.”He added, “Minni hid her marriage with Nayan Bond, the main accused of the Rifat murder. Her family also lied about this. She married Rifat without parting with Nayan. She kept close contact with Nayan even after marrying Rifat.”Quoting Sahida Begum, Nayan’s mother, Abdul Halim Sharif also alleged that Minni visited Nayan’s home even the day before Rifat was killed.Rifat’s father also raised a question as to how Minni escaped being stabbed while Rifat was being hacked by a number of youths.In a new video footage, Minni was seen reluctant when Rifat was being caught by the youths. When Rifat was strained with blood, she did not show any attempt to take him to a hospital. Rather she was seen looking for her sandals and one of the attackers was seen giving Minni her handbag.Abdul Halim Sharif also questioned why Minni did not accompany Rifat when he was being taken to Barishal in an ambulance.Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by a group of youths in broad daylight in Barguna district town on 26 June. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras.Police so far arrested 13 people in connection with the murder. On 2 July, Nayan Bond, the main accused of the case, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police.last_img read more

Police records say Sri Ramakrishna died of throat ulcer

first_imgKolkata: Sri Ramakrishna had died of “throat ulcer” according to the register that has been kept with the Cossipore police station.The devotees and admirers of Sri Ramakrishna had entered “throat ulcer” to be the cause of his death in register of Cossipore police station on August 16, 1886. They entered the name Gadadhar Chattopadhyay and not Sri Ramakrishna in the death register and his profession was described as priest. Sri Ramakrishna was staying at a garden house in Cossipore and had breathed his last on August 16, 1886 at the age of 50 years. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDeputy mayor Atin Ghosh will handover a digital replica of the death certificate to the Belur Math authorities on Saturday. It may be mentioned that a museum on the history of Kolkata during the time of Sri Ramakrishna has come up at Belur Math following the initiative of Swami Prabhanandaji, vice-president of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. The Math authorities are setting up an archive on Sri Ramakrishna and requested the Kolkata Municipal Corporation ( KMC) to give them a copy of the death certificate lying with it. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateGhosh said as the death register is with the government it is not possible to hand it over to RKM and a digital replica will be hand over. It may be mentioned that as Swami Vivekananda was cremated at the Belur Math campus there is no death certificate of Swamiji. During the British period the law was to register the death of a person at the police station under whose jurisdiction the crematorium was situated and not with the KMC. Sri Ramakrishna was cremated at Cossipore crematorium which fell under Cossipore police station. Though it is generally believed that Sri Ramakrishna had died of cancer, there are many doctors who believe that as biopsy was not invented in those days to detect cancer it is difficult to say whether he was suffering from cancer or not. Many of them believe that he was suffering from ulcer. Senior civic officials said as discussion on cancer was not very common in 1886, the devotees of Sri Ramakrihna had entered the cause of his death as ulcer in the register. Sri Ramakrishna who was staying at Dakshineshwar had complained of acute pain in the throat and was brought to Kolkata. He stayed in a house at Shyampukur Street and then moved to a garden house in Cossipore. It was here his young disciples started staying with him as he needed constant attention. Scholars on Sri Ramakrishna maintained that this was the beginning of the Ramakrishna Sangha. Many renowned doctors in Kolkata including Dr Mahendralal Sarkar had examined Sri Ramakrishna. His well-built body deteriorated and he became frail as he could not eat anything. Despite ill health he blessed his house holder disciples who had assembled at the Cossipore garden house on January 1, 1886. The day is observed as Kalpataru Divas.last_img read more

School bus catches fire and leaks out 100 litres of diesel

first_imgThe school bus which caught on fire. Driver Ryan Wint, of Wints Coaches of Butterton said he had just come back from Cheadle, and when he got to Bottomhouse he noticed a burning smell. Read MoreMan, 31, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 27-year-old attacked with sword He said: “I presumed it was the heater as it was a cool morning. As I got towards Onecote I noticed a trail of smoke behind. I got to the widest part of the road just before the junction of Douse Lane, and avoiding the trees on the side of the road, I got out of the bus quickly, and ran to find a local resident to call for the fire brigade. “The bus had been through a spot check by the ministry two days prior to the fire and passed with flying colours. “The vehicle had also just passed its MOT.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA school bus burst into flames as the driver was on his way back from dropping off pupils. The fire also left 100 litres of diesel leaking from the vehicle in Onecote. Firefighters from Leek and Cheadle were called to the incident on the B5053 in the centre of Onecote village. A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 9.15am to reports of a school bus on fire in Onecote. “Fire crews from Leek and Cheadle were sent to the incident. “Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. “Crews also worked with Severn Trent to cover the drains to stop the diesel leaking into them. “Highway officers were also called to the scene.” The incident happened on on Wednesday, October 3. last_img read more

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