2 JeM militants shot dead in Kashmir

first_imgTwo Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed by a joint patrol of the Army, police and the CRPF at Kundalan village amid widespread street protests in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday. Two soldiers were injured.A Srinagar-based police spokesman said the militants were holed up in a residential building since Tuesday morning. “They were identified as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh, a local, and Babar from Pakistan. They were affiliated to the proscribed terror outfit JeM,” said the spokesman.A large number of youth converged on the encounter site during the exchange of fire in a bid to help the trapped militants to escape. They clashed with the security forces at many places in the district. A civilian, Tamsheel Ahmad Khan of Vehil Shopian, died of firearm injuries at a Srinagar hospital. Security forces used tear-smoke shells, pellet shotguns and opened fire to controls the mobs.Chief Medical Officer, Shopian, Dr. Abdul Rasheed told The Hindu that 123 injured civilians were brought to the medical facilities at Shopian, Harman and Vehil areas. “We mostly treated pellet injuries, mainly in the eyes. Six had bullet injuries,” Dr. Rasheed said. Dies of shockMuhammad Ishaq Naikoo, father of Zeenat Naikoo, died of cardiac arrest when he was wrongly told that his son was among those trapped in the building surrounded by the joint patrol.In a separate incident, a Class 11 student, Ubaid Manzoor Lone, injured at Nadihal area of Baramulla in Border Security Forces’ firing on stone-throwing youth on June 25, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.Separatists’ Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, has called for a shutdown on Wednesday against the “use of unbridled force on unarmed civilians in Shopian.”last_img read more

India to seek Olympic wildcard for Mary Kom

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) She couldnt make the cut through qualifiers but star woman boxer M C Mary Koms Olympic dream is not quite over yet as India has decided to seek a wildcard entry for her in the Games scheduled from August 5 this year. Mary Kom (51kg) had missed out on qualifying for the Olympics after bowing out in the second round of last months World Championships — the second and final qualifying tournament for women for the Games. The 33-year-old was required to make at least the semifinals to be assured of an Olympic berth in the mega-event in Astana, Kazakhstan. “She has been a phenomenal athlete and looking at her overall contribution to the sport, we have decided to request for a wildcard for her. However, her application will be among the many that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will examine before taking a final decision,” Chairman of the ad-hoc committee currently running boxing in India, Kishen Narsi, told PTI. Mary Kom, who is called Magnificent Mary by AIBA, is a five-time world champion besides being a bronze-medallist from the London Olympics. The multiple-time Asian champion could not get an Olympic quota place in either of the two qualifying events for women boxers and is keeping her fingers crossed for a wildcard. “Lets see how it goes,” was Mary Koms brief response on the latest efforts being made to secure what would be her second and final Olympic appearance. The wildcards are basically Tripartite Commission Invitation Places, which are made available to all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participating in the Olympics. In the three Olympic categories of 51kg, 60kg and 75kg in womens boxing, only one wildcard is available per division. The decision on beneficiaries of these lucky tickets is taken only at the end of all the Olympic qualifying events in a particular sport. In boxing, the Olympic qualifiers will draw to a close in the last week of this month with the AIBA world qualifiers for men in Azerbaijan. Only one Indian boxer — Shiva Thapa (56kg) — has so far qualified for the Olympic Games. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

first_imgFILE – In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, and Luis Ortiz trade punches during the third round of a WBC heavyweight championship bout in New York. Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age going into Saturday’s rematch with Wilder that serves as an appetizer for what comes next. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, FileLAS VEGAS — They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention — and money — over the next few months. Unpredictable, too, though that just adds to the intrigue of a trio of fights that will either make boxing’s big men must-see TV or relegate the division to the doldrums once again.Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age (40) going into this weekend’s rematch with Wilder that serves as an appetizer for what comes next.ADVERTISEMENT That would be Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia. Another piece of the heavyweight crown will be at stake when the portly Ruiz tries to replicate his upset win over a British fighter who staked a claim as the best of the lot until Ruiz stopped him in June in New York.And then there’s the wild card known as Tyson Fury, who can talk as well as he can box. Fury claims to be the lineal heavyweight champion and can make his case to be even more than that if his scheduled February rematch with Wilder goes off as planned.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThree months, three different heavyweight title fights. And, just maybe, some clarity in a division that excites boxing fans like no other.Or maybe not because, after all, this is boxing. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? LATEST STORIES Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots, owner Robert Kraft View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “This is what it’s all about in the heavyweight division. The big boys,” Wilder said. “One fight, one night, one blow can end it all.”Wilder will look to land that blow when he meets Ortiz on Saturday in a pay-per-view fight that could help provide some clarity to the top of the heavyweight division. Ortiz had Wilder hurt and nearly out in their fight last year before Wilder came back to stop him in the 10th round.The rematch is just as unpredictable, though Wilder is confident he will be the last man standing. If so, he already has agreed to meet Fury in another rematch in February of their wildly entertaining first fight.Big punchers taking big chances. It’s a formula guaranteed to please even the most cynical boxing fan.“I’m a knockout artist. That’s what I plan to do, to knock you out,” Wilder said. “That’s plain and simple.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Wilder has done that throughout his career, racking up 40 knockouts in a 41-0-1 record marred only by his draw with Fury. It’s a formula that has worked so well he will be making the 10th defense of his piece of the heavyweight title when he meets Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden arena.For all the knockouts and title defenses, though, he’s not the unquestioned heavyweight champion of the world. There are others who claim belts, though the upcoming series of three fights should bring some order to the top of the division.Even as Wilder and Ortiz prepare to meet, Ruiz and Joshua are deep into training for their fight in Saudi Arabia. The location is a bizarre one for a heavyweight title fight, but there’s no mistaking that whoever emerges victorious can make his own case as the best in the world.Ruiz came out of nowhere to put himself in the mix, becoming the first fighter of Mexican heritage to win a heavyweight title when he scored a shocking knockout of Joshua after being signed as a late replacement. Ruiz, who carries a lot of his weight in the midsection, doesn’t look like a top heavyweight but his fast hands and power combined to drop Joshua four times before the fight ended in the seventh round.Fury, meanwhile, is coming off a bloody win against Sweden’s Otto Wallin and is eager to win a rematch of his own. He out boxed Wilder last December for most of 12 rounds but was dropped twice — the final time in the 12th round — before settling for a draw that he still disputes.The 6-foot-9 English gypsy held the heavyweight title after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 before a downward spiral into drugs, drinking and mental health issues forced him out of the sport for nearly three years. He has yet to lose as a professional and, even if Wilder loses to Ortiz, could seek a big fight against Joshua or Ruiz.“It doesn’t make any difference to me, out of every negative there will be a positive,” Fury said. “The one thing good about boxing is there’s never going to be a shortage of boxers. You fight who’s available, that’s what you do.”Right now, that’s just what the current crop at the top of the heavyweight pile is doing. The fights are all attractive, all dangerous, and, hopefully, all exciting.It is, said Wilder, an “amazing time for boxing and boxing fans.”For once it’s not simply boxing hyperbole.last_img read more

MLS: Ibrahimovic nets 499th goal

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic moved a step closer to his 500th career goal in LA Galaxy’s derby draw, while Atlanta United star Josef Martinez made history in MLS.Former Sweden captain Ibrahimovic took his tally to 499 as the Galaxy drew 1-1 against city rivals Los Angeles FC on Friday.In a career including spells with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona, Inter and Juventus, Ibrahimovic opened the scoring after 15 minutes at Stubhub Center. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 36-year-old appeared to poke the ball over the line but the referee did not award the goal, until a video review overturned the decision.However, the Galaxy were unable to hold on to the lead as their winless run extended to five games following Carlos Vela’s equalizer from the spot six minutes into the second half.The result left the Galaxy fifth in the Western Conference and five points adrift of second-placed LAFC.Martinez, meanwhile, broke the league’s regular-season scoring record with his 28th goal of the campaign.Goal Post Cam was invented for Zlatan. #LAvLAFC // Heineken #RivalryWeek pic.twitter.com/3ckp2bQWzm— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 25, 2018The Venezuela international netted the match-winning strike in Atlanta’s 2-1 victory over Orlando City.Martinez surpassed the achievements of Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014), Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Roy Lassiter (1996) with his 74th-minute strike in Orlando.Orlando’s Scott Sutter had cancelled out Leandro Gonzalez Pirez’s opener before half-time.The win sent Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield leaders Atlanta five points clear atop the standings amid their seven-match unbeaten streak with eight regular-season games remaining.last_img read more

IPL 2017 Qualifier 2: Karn Sharma repays faith shown by Mumbai Indians

first_imgKarn Sharma’s Indian Premier League 2017 campaign has been nothing short of a fairy tale.  He wasn’t the first pick by the Mumbai Indians think tank for the starting eleven, but his performances in crucial moments have seen Mumbai through some tough encounters this season .The 29-year-old impressed with the ball with a man-of-the-match performance against Kolkata Knight  Riders in the second qualifier in Bengaluru on Friday to lead Mumbai to their fourth Indian Premier League final .#IPL Match 28: Karn Sharma gets his @mipaltan cap from @MahelaJay #MIvRPS pic.twitter.com/ut7WHMe9CF- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2017His figures of 4/16 is his best not only this season, but his entire IPL career. His spell also equaled Anil Kumble’s record of the best bowling figures by a spinner in the playoffs.”It was an important game, so my mindset was to take wickets and get them all out. The good thing is I’m helping the team win, which is the most important thing,” he said after  the second qualifierHere we come @IPL final 2017 welldone everyone @mipaltan special efforts @Jaspritbumrah93 @sharmakarn03 @KKRiders hardluck tonight.Bless all- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 19, 2017Harabajan Singh  and Krunal Pandya held the two spots reserved for spinners in the team.  But an untimely injury to Krunal meant, an opportunity to impress in their clash with Rising Pune Supergiant.  But his performances with the ball have made him an integral cog in the Mumbai  bowling machinery.  “I’ve worked very hard, and I’m really happy that it’s paying off. In limited overs, my role is to take wickets so I try to bowl slower,” said the led-spinner.advertisementHe was playing his 100th T20 game and was making his debut for the Mumbai Indians. He returned with figures of 2/39 and even chipped in with a handy 11 runs with the bat in their 3-run loss.The man from Meerut, kept his place in subsequent matches and picked up regular wickets including a 3/11 against Delhi Daredevils.As the tournament progressed, Mumbai’s faith in him grew even if he was not taking wickets, he bowled economically, trumping Harbajan Singh as a front-runner for the spinner’s spot in the team.Overall in the tournament so far, he has taken a total of 13 wicket at an average of 15.07 and also with a economy of 7.75.last_img read more

Watch: Kohli, Shastri lead Team India’s Independence Day in England

first_imgThe Indian Cricket team hoisted the Indian flag to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day at the Taj London on Wednesday.While the country celebrates the 72nd Independence Day, the Indian cricket team are preparing to play the third Test at Trent Bridge, which starts from August 18.But, before they get back to the grind, the Indian team participated in the flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day. The players gathered outside their hotel to hoist the flag before leaving for Nottingham later in the day.WATCH – Sunil Gavaskar lists out Indian cricket’s greatest moments since IndependenceIndia are currently 2-0 down in the five-match series after losing the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs and then being humiliated in the second by an innings and 159 runs and a loss in the third Test in Nottingham would mean three successive series defeats in England.MUST WATCH: On Independence Day, members of #TeamIndia came together to honour the tricolour in England. What a proud moment this #HappyIndependenceDay #IndependenceDayIndiaFull Video Link—> https://t.co/MBEx1zhR6K pic.twitter.com/LWhooUwOROBCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018It’s a great feeling to be an Indian. May the tricolour always fly high. Happy Independence Day Jai hind ! pic.twitter.com/qtKTfxP09DKuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 15, 2018″Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better”.Wishing you all a very #HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/VXAyUSuVCbadvertisementJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 15, 2018India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have received flack from fans and pundits alike for following their Test defeats.Besides, the Indians chose to take a five-day break after the ODI series. Consequently India’s batsmen were found out in the opening Test match at Edgbaston.Kohli scored 200 runs while the rest of the top-five scored 99 runs across two innings as India lost by 31 runs.Not surprisingly, the Indian cricket fraternity including Sunil Gavaskar, Sandip Patil and Harbhajan Singh have sharply criticised the team for its lacklustre performances.Last year also, the Indian team celebrated Independence Day in Sri Lanka where skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri hoisted the national flag.#TeamIndia gathered at Kandy to hoist the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia https://t.co/SyRLmE4LetBCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2017After the celebration this time, the Indian team will have to get down to some serious practice before the third Test. They lost the first two Tests of the five-match series and faced serious criticism from former English cricketers.The team is travelling to Nottingham, the venue of the third Test today. The Trent Bridge Test gets underway on August 18 and India, the world’s number one Test side will be keen to keep the series alive and show why they have been ranked the best in the world.Meanwhile, there was sent good news for India when Jasprit Bumrah was declared fit for the match. R Ashwin and Hardik Pandya, who were hit during the Lord’s Test, have also been cleared to play over the weekend.However, there are still some concerns over Kohli’s fitness. He had to battle a stiff back at Lord’s but Kohli sounded confident of playing in the third Test at Trent Bridge.READ – Tendulkar, Kumble lead wishes from sportspersons on India’s Independence DayEverything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no Team India if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/RYrveJ9P7ySachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2018Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar and others also wished everyone a happy Independence Day. Tendulkar also gave a fitting tribute to the freedom fighters and urged the people of the country to not take this freedom for granted.last_img read more

Hardik Pandya ruled out of Australia series due to back injury

first_imgHardik Pandya has been ruled out of the T20I and ODI series against Australia due to lower back stiffness. While the selectors named no replacement for Pandya in the T20Is, Ravindra Jadeja was added to the ODI squad.Hardik Pandya had missed the three-match ODI series against Australia after he was suspended for his controversial comments on TV show Koffee with Karan. BCCI lifted the suspensions on Pandya and KL Rahul shortly after and Pandya travelled to New Zealand where he did well in the ODIs.This is a big blow to Hardik Pandya months before the World Cup. In Sepetember, Pandya was ruled out of the Asia Cup after sustaining an injury in the first match against Pakistan. Thereafter, Pandya missed the Test, ODI and T20I series against West Indies.Pandya was also not named in the T20I squad for Australia but he joined up with the Indian team after the first two Tests. Hardik Pandya did not play in the Test series and was expected to make a comeback in the ODIs but the Koffee with Karan row meant he was sent home along with KL Rahul.After the suspension was lifted, Pandya flew out to New Zealand and made an immediate impact with figures of 2 for 45 in the third ODI. In the final ODI in Wellington, Hardik Pandya’s all-round efforts helped India clinch the series 4-1. He first smashed a 22-ball 45 before picking up 2 for 50 to script a 35-run win for India.Hardik Pandya did not fare too well in the T20I series against New Zealand. His absence from the series against Australia gives Vijay Shankar the chance to impress the team management further.advertisementVijay Shankar made his ODI debut against Australia in Melbourne and showed he was handy with the ball. In New Zealand, Vijay impressed with the bat and scored a gritty 45 in the final ODI in Wellington.In fact, Vijay Shankar was sent up the order in the T20I series as the management wanted to see his prowess with the bat. He finally came good in the final match scoring a quickfire 43 albeit in a losing cause.Also Read | Hardik Pandya and I are seen as competitors but we share very good rapport: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | India can try and throw Pakistan out of World Cup but it won’t happen: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Sunil Gavaskar to Imran Khan: Let Pakistan take the first few friendly stepsAlso See:last_img read more

SCHNIGGE Wants to Buy Rickmers Holding Bonds

first_imgzoom Financially-troubled maritime services provider Rickmers Holding has received an offer from Germany’s securities trading bank SCHNIGGE Wertpapierhandelsbank SE related to the company’s bonds. Specifically, the bank submitted a voluntary tender offer to buy up to EUR 35.5 million (USD 42.4 million) bonds of 8.875% Rickmers Holding at a price of 2% flat for each bond with EUR 1,000 nominal value.As informed, the bonds are currently traded on the stock market. The stock market price is 2.55% flat.SCHNIGGE made a tender offer to bondholders of Rickmers Holding on January 5, 2018. The offer will end on January 31, 2018.In May 2017, the bank already made a tender offer to acquire Rickmers Holding bonds.Rickmers Holding filed for insolvency in June 2017 after HSH Nordbank AG rejected further negotiations on the restructuring.However, the company was allowed to continue its business after Zeaborn Group and Bertram Rickmers took over its global ship management activities.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

UN refugee agency appeals for 40 million for those displaced in Darfur

The funds will be used to help some 2.5 million displaced Darfurians and returnees as well as 47,500 refugees from Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled inter-ethnic clashes and other conflicts in their own countries, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “The challenges in Darfur have never been greater, with a pervasive conflict spreading across the region displacing more civilians and creating a very insecure environment for humanitarian workers,” UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said today in Geneva, quoting its Africa Bureau Director. “Preventing sexual and gender-based violence also remains a key challenge,” he added, explaining that operations will focus on protection activities. Such efforts include monitoring the well-being of refugees, IDPs and returnees, strengthening camp management and providing community-based rehabilitation programmes in rural areas along with other partners and UN agencies. “UNHCR’s main goal remains to assist the Sudanese Government in fulfilling its responsibility to deliver an effective and coordinated humanitarian response to the needs of conflict-affected populations throughout Darfur,” he said. UNHCR’s primary area of operation until now has been in West Darfur, bordering Chad, while this year it has begun to extend its operational presence to North and South Darfur. The agency notes that the $40.3 million appeal marks a sizeable increase over 2007 budgetary requirements of $19.7 million, reflecting the expansion of UNHCR’s presence and its increased role in camp management and coordination issues within the UN. UNHCR said it currently has 31 international and 74 national staff based in Darfur, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in the past five years and at least 2.2 million others forced to flee their homes because of fighting between rebels, the Government and allied militias and the attacks by bandits and other armed groups. Also today, the agency announced that it had started to relocate refugees from CAR in West Darfur, part of a group of 2,500 people who arrived at the end of 2006, fleeing generalized violence and insecurity in northern CAR. At the same time, it will be assessing the protection and assistance needs of some 600 refugee families (3,000 people) who fled instability in eastern Chad in February. 4 April 2008The United Nations refugee agency today issued an appeal for $40.3 million to provide protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sudan’s conflict-wracked Darfur region in 2008. read more

Coca crop cultivation falling significantly in Bolivia – UN survey

The annual survey, jointly produced by UNODC and the Bolivian Government, found that the area under cultivation reached around 27,200 hectares last year, compared to 31,000 in 2010, marking the end of three years of high levels of cultivation of the bush, which is the raw material for the manufacture of cocaine. In a news release, UNODC Representative in Bolivia, Cesar Guedes, welcomed this positive trend and thanked the Government for its drug control efforts.In 2011, the Government eradicated coca crop from 10,500 hectares, up 28 per cent over the 8,200 hectares cleared in 2010. Satellite images, plane flights and ground surveys of the largest coca-producing regions revealed that Yungas de la Paz, responsible for two-thirds of Bolivia’s coca production, saw an 11 per cent drop in cultivation while the Cochabamba Tropics registered a 15 per cent reduction and the Northern La Paz provinces witnessed a seven per cent drop.The Isiboro Sécure national park reduced cultivation by 30 per cent, whereas the Carrasco national park registered only a slight increase of two per cent. Overall, the protected areas of the country recorded a 15 per cent decrease, UNODC said.Lower production prompted a rise in coca leaf prices by 31 per cent in Government-authorized markets and an estimated 16 per cent in illegal markets, the survey stated.“Higher prices are making coca more attractive but farmers need viable alternatives if we are to curb illicit crop-growing over the long term,” said Mr. Guedes. Despite lower production, the market value of coca leaf rose to $353 million in 2011, up from $310 million in 2010. This represents 1.5 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 15.3 per cent of the GDP value of the agricultural sector. read more

Brock extends outreach to Pen Centre

Community engagement is at the top of Brock’s holiday wish list.In an effort to stay connected throughout the busy festive season, the University has opened a kiosk at the Pen Centre in St. Catharines.The pop-up shop, found in front of the Coles bookstore, is one of several initiatives launched this year to highlight what Brock has to offer. The University also enhanced its community engagement in 2017 with a strong presence at a number of popular community events, including Pelham Summerfest, Rankin Cancer Run and Niagara Grape and Wine Festival.The Pen Centre kiosk is filled with a variety of Brock merchandise, including hoodies and winter wear, as well as stocking stuffers such as mugs and holiday ornaments. It’s also a source for Brock information, with student ambassadors spreading the word about upcoming University events and handing out program brochures and recreation guides with details on swimming lessons and other on-campus activities.“This initiative is all about bringing Brock into the community, about reaching out and saying ‘hi’ in a fun way,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. “We have already had many shoppers stop by the kiosk and take the opportunity to share their favourite memories about Brock with our student ambassadors.”With video screens highlighting different aspects of Badger life, the kiosk is meant to give visitors a taste of the unique Brock experience. It also acts as a reminder to alumni that they remain a pivotal part of the University community.The branded kiosk will be open during mall hours seven days a week until Dec. 20. read more

Well Leave It There So Stevie G is back Champions Cup XVs

first_img Jan 20th 2017, 8:02 PM 3 Comments By Emma Duffy Follow us: the42.ie 15,591 Views We’ll Leave It There So: Stevie G is back, Champions Cup XV’s named and all today’s sport Plus, the weekend’s all-important fixture list. Short URL Share Tweet Email center_img Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quizIs 23-year-old Paul Pogba really to blame for other people’s expectations of him? You’re a f**king disgrace, you’re f**king useless, you’ve not f**king got anything right today, you should be f**king ashamed, you’re f**king shit, My kids aren’t going to get any f**king Christmas presents because of f**king you,” Sheridan told Ilderton.Where We Were Today Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOMurray Kinsella is in Castres for Leinster’s Champions Cup clash, while Paul Fennessy was at a judging event for the FAI awards.The Fixture ListThere’s plenty of rugby over the weekend, with both Ulster and Munster in Champions Cup action tomorrow, while Connacht are set to decide their European fate on Sunday.Ulster v Bordeaux (Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 1pm)Munster v Racing 92 (Thomand Park, Saturday 5.30pm)Tolouse v Connacht (Stade Ernest Wallon, Sunday 5.15pm)The Premier League is also offering some tasty affairs, including Liverpool and Swansea, Stoke and Manchester United, and Manchester City and Spurs all on Saturday, while Sunday sees Arsenal take on Burnley, and Chelsea face Hull, among others.Meanwhile, Sunday also brings an interesting offering in Italy between Juventus and Lazio, and the NFL Conference Finals.Showbiz, Baby!Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli had a nice bit of praise for Lionel Messi. Source: 101 Great Goals.comThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 20 Jan 2017, 8:02 PM https://the42.ie/3197033 Home Tommy O’Donnell returns for Munster. Source: James Crombie/INPHOFiji head coach John McKee has emerged as a serious contender to take over from Pat Lam at Connacht.Ex-Ireland international Stephen Elliot has signed for Drogheda ahead of the 2017 League of Ireland campaign.Out-half Jack Carty is fit to start Connacht’s make-or-break European showdown in Tolouse. Les Kiss has announced his Ulster starting XV ahead of their Champions Cup clash against Bordeaux tomorrow.Tommy O’Donnell is set to make a return tomorrow as Munster target a win over Racing 92 and a home quarter-final.Paul Dunne continued his impressive form on the second day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, as he sits two shots off the lead.Away Ryan Manning signs a new deal with QPR. Source: QPR FacebookLiverpool legend Steven Gerard will return to coach at their academy next month.Galway youngster Ryan Manning has signed a new contract with QPR.Defending champions England have named three uncapped players in their 34-man squad ahead of the opening round of the 2017 Six Nations.West Brom have signed mifielder Jake Livermore from Hull City for a reported £10million (€11.5 million) fee.World number one Andy Murray continued his winning form and booked his spot in the last 16 of the Australian Open as he powered past Sam Querrey.A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organisers in the Gulf emirate have announced.English Premiership club Sale have sacked winger Tom Arscott after an alleged leak of team information to his brother.The Best Thing We SharedThe European Tour’s awkward reporter met some of the world’s best golfers. This will make your Friday. Source: European Tour/YouTubeOn The RecordThe FA revealed details of a sideline incident between ex-Ireland international John Sheridan and referee Eddie Ilderton Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gruesome Photos From Nebraska Crash Turn Out to Be Strawberry Jelly

first_imgStay on target The Nebraska State Patrol recently shared photos on Facebook that appear to show the wreckage of a gruesome highway crash. Do not be alarmed though: The oozing liquid that looks like blood is actually strawberry jelly.According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a car hauler and a truck carrying peanut butter and jelly crashed near Chappell, Nebraska, on Interstate 80 on Aug. 18. The photos show the aftermath of the collision, which caused a big mess at the scene, Fox35 Orlando News reported. PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site center_img “We promise nobody was hurt. That is just jelly,” the Nebraska State Patrol wrote in the post. “Lots of jelly.”The Facebook post was shared more than 2,000 times and people posted hilarious comments about the “accident.”“I can just imagine the look on people’s faces as that gets hauled down the road,” one person wrote.Another said, “Worst traffic jam I’ve seen.”Someone else replied, “RIP to all the peanut butter and jelly that never got to become sammiches.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Wind Sends Dozens of Mattresses Flying in ColoradoTourists Can Now ‘Experience Life on Mars’ in a Cave in SpainNew Zealand’s Giant Hand Sculpture Is the Stuff of Nightmareslast_img read more

Morning Press New Phoenix folds Herrera Beutler says no to AHCA rain

first_imgIs more rain in the offing? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:La Center’s New Phoenix Casino closingAnother of La Center’s cardrooms is folding.The New Phoenix Casino will close Sunday. Casino spokesman John Bockmier said the casino, which opened in 1991, could no longer withstand diminishing sales and an exodus of employees.“Our labor pool is diminishing,” he said. “We have employees leaving us and going to (Ilani Casino Resort). It’s a very skilled job. There are a limited number of people who can do it.”Employees were told Wednesday, he said.Cardroom lost many employees to Ilani CasinoHerrera Beutler will not support ACA replacement billU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, announced Thursday morning she would not support House Republicans’ proposed Affordable Care Act replacement bill.last_img read more

Salah reveals team talk that inspired Reds win

first_imgMohamed Salah has opened up on what stimulated Liverpool’s comeback against Crystal Palace at Anfield.Salah who recorded his 50th Premier League goal claimed the players spurred themselves on at the break as te ran out 4-3 winners to extend their lead at the top.Salah told LFC.TV: “We expected before the game that the game was going to be very difficult.“First half they played well and they played well also [in the] second half but they were staying [close] to the box and it was a tough game. But in the end, the most important thing for us is the result and we had a good result.“We conceded three goals, it’s hard a little bit but we have to accept it. This is football and we have to live with that.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“We talked to each other [at half-time] that we had to be strong mentally because this is a tough time.“This is the most important time for us, when you are struggling you have to be strong in mind, so we talked together and the manager also gave us information and we played well and we deserved the game.”Mo on the strength of the Reds and important communication at half-time. 👊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 8

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 8 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraCreative Threads (Doll Accessories)Deano’s PastaEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Grab & GoGaouette FarmHoney Pot Maple FarmJessy’s CupcakesMagic of Yarrow BalloonsPurple Carrot BreadRed Antler Apothecary Seafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTAdditional Attractions:Town Museum & Minutemen At Community TableMake Super Heroes at Kids TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”last_img read more

CocaCola looking to sell India bottling operations for 1 billion Report

first_imgBeverage-maker Coca-Cola is reportedly planning to sell its bottling units in India for $1 billion (Rs 6,866 crore), as part of its global policy to concentrate on brands, marketing and strategy.”Coca-Cola plans to start talks with large industrial houses for the potential divestment. The deal could take 12-18 months to close,” sources familiar with the matter told The Economic Times.Coca-Cola India’s bottling unit Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (HCCB) currently runs 24 plants across the country. The company makes soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Thumbs Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite and Maaza.Earlier this month, a PTI report said that HCCB had suspended operations at three of its bottling units, as it saw its operations as “economically unviable” in the long term.However, a Coca-Cola spokesperson said that strategies followed in other countries “needn’t necessarily” be applicable to the company’s operations globally.”We have recently announced accelerated bottling refranchising efforts in North America and China, similar to other initiatives underway in Europe and Africa,” the person told the daily. “These announcements occurred independent of any other geography and we will not comment on market rumours or speculations.””We are significantly accelerating the pace and scale of our refranchising plans,” Coca-Cola Chief Executive Muhtar Kent said Feb 9. Meanwhile, the company’s India unit is satisfied with the current framework for operations.”Our current bottling structure of a company-owned bottler and 13 other franchisee bottlers has been working very well,” the spokesperson said.”Together, we have built a strong foundation for our businesses in India. Our bottling system is investing in innovation, infrastructure, technical capabilities, talent acquisition and business expansion. We are together focused on being a world-class marketing, manufacturing and sales organisation,” the person added.HCCB’s operating revenue increased 14 percent to Rs 7,859 crore in the last fiscal year ending March 2015, while its net profit rose 23 percent, according to a filing with Registrar of Companies (RoC).last_img read more

Sessions Defends Trump Administrations Immigration Policies

first_img Share AP Photo by Lance IversenBob Fulkerson leads protestors up the street to the Peppermill Resort-Casino in Reno, Nev., as Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks on immigration to NASRO, a School Safety Conference, Monday, June 25, 2018.While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.Speaking at a school-safety conference in Nevada, Sessions said the crisis at the border is a “difficult and frustrating situation” that requires Congress to act.“Children have indeed borne much of the burden of our broken immigration system,” he told the National Association of School Resource Officers in Reno.Sessions continued: “Get this. More than 80 percent of the children crossing our borders are coming by themselves, without parents or guardians, often sent with a paid smuggler. We can only guess how many never make it to our border during that dangerous journey. Eighty percent.”The compassionate thing to do, he said, is to protect children from violence and drugs, put criminals in jail and secure borders. He called the alternative, having open borders, “both radical and dangerous.”He said five children had been found at the border carrying a combined 35 pounds of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid drug blamed for an epidemic of overdose deaths nationwide.Drug cartels, Sessions said, “take advantage of our generosity and … use children to smuggle their drugs into our country as well.”Elsewhere, the head of Customs and Border Protection said he had temporarily stopped referring for criminal prosecution adults who cross the border illegally with children.Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters Monday in Texas that he suspended the referrals within hours of Trump’s executive order last week that stopped the practice of separating families.He said the “zero tolerance” policy remains in effect, but cases cannot be prosecuted because parents cannot be separated from their children. He said he is working to develop a plan to resume prosecutions.Just outside the hotel-casino where Sessions spoke, more than 200 protesters opposed to the administration’s immigration policies blocked a busy road. The coalition of civil rights, religious and union activists carried signs and drums and were joined by a mariachi band. Some sat in a busy roadway for while police diverted traffic around them.The protesters chanted, “Jeff Sessions, you can’t hide. Reno sees your ugly side!” Several carried signs that read “Children are not political” and “Impeach the mad king.”At least a half-dozen people wearing red arm bands said they intended to get arrested.The Rev. Karen Foster of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship said American children are taught to pledge allegiance to the flag “with liberty and justice for all.” She said “there is no justice for thousands of children locked in cages” at the border.No arrests were immediately reported.Nearly two dozen Nevada groups tried unsuccessfully last week to persuade the national school law enforcement group hosting the conference to withdraw its invitation to Sessions.Meanwhile, U.S. defense officials said the administration had chosen two military bases in Texas to house detained migrants. The officials identified the bases as Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about a pending announcement.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had said on Sunday that two bases had been selected but he would not identify them. Under the arrangement, the Defense Department would provide the land but the operations would be run by other agencies.As many as 2,300 children were separated from their migrant parents from the time the administration adopted the zero-tolerance policy until June 9, officials have said.In far West Texas, a temporary tent shelter for immigrant children was close to its 360-person capacity. Reporters were allowed Monday to briefly visit the shelter at the Tornillo border crossing, where more than 320 children ages 13 to 17 are being held.About half were from Guatemala, and 23 of the children had been separated from adults who accompanied them across the border.The facility has a current capacity of 360. The tents are air conditioned, and a facility administrator told reporters that the main complaint he hears from children on site is that the tents get too cold sometimes.Reporters were not allowed to enter any tents holding children. Two girls who stopped briefly in front of reporters said that they were doing well.The exact process to reunite families has been unclear because migrants are first stopped by Customs and Border Protection. Then children are transferred to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, while adults are detained through Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is under the Department of Homeland Security. Children have been sent to far-flung shelters around the country, raising alarm that parents might never know where their children can be found.As part of the effort, ICE officials have posted notices in all its facilities advising detained parents who are trying to find or communicate with their children to call a hotline.The administration’s policy of criminally prosecuting anyone caught illegally crossing the border remains in effect, officials have said, despite confusion on the ground on how to carry out Trump’s order.Justice Department officials asked a federal judge to amend a class-action settlement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody. Right now, children can only be detained with their families for 20 days. Trump officials are seeking to detain them together indefinitely as their cases progress. Advocates say family detention does not solve the problem.last_img read more

Special casual leave for Food dept officials

first_imgKolkata: Special casual leave has been granted for officials in the Food and Supplies department, who will be attending the state conference of Paschim Banga Rajya Sarkari Karmachari Federation.The conference will be held on July 14 and 15 at Rabindra Bhavan at Dum Dum. According to an order, “permission for station leave and special casual leave for the delegates, office bearers, representatives and participants for attending the conference is granted.” Station leave is permitted for all members. Half day casual leave on July 13 and 16 is also granted for those who will come from nearby districts.last_img

Homophobic threats force gay college student to move out of dorm

first_imgMike Carlford is the university’s provost and said protecting LGBTI students at Ursula Hall would be difficult.‘As we understand there hasn’t been any further incidents, but it would be very hard for me to give a blanket confidence there, as the perpetrator was not identified,’ he said.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC NewsCan’t guarantee LGBTI students’ safetyThe student was able to move into his then-boyfriend’s house and moved out of Ursula Hall permanently in October.He approached the college every time he received a letter, but was not satisfied with the response.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC News‘The college’s response was the same: release a letter, have a little chat at dinner, nothing really fundamental,’  he said.‘I don’t really care if someone’s calling me a fag — words are words — but when someone’s putting out threats to me and my safety, especially at college … make a more proactive initiative.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The student had been a resident at Urusula Hall at Australian National University, in the capital Canberra. Ursula Hall is one of the residential colleges on the ANU campus and costs about AU$386 (US$299) weekly.Shortly after starting the first year of his degree in 2017 he began receiving anonymous, homophobic letters under his door.The perpetrator graffitied the word ‘faggot’ onto the student’s door multiple times.His harasser even managed to sneak letters under his door when he was in the bathroom.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC News‘I’d go to the bathroom and someone would swipe letters under my door saying “leave or I’ll f***ing bash you”,’ the student told ABC News.‘[I was] fearful. Fearful of the fact that someone was threatening me. I don’t know people’s actions.’He complained to the university who apologized for what happened but couldn’t protect him from happening again because it didn’t know who the attacker was. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Ursula Hall at the Australian National University. | Photo: Facebook/Ursula Hall A university student forced to move out of his dorm after receiving homophobic letters and threats has gone public with his story.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Transphobic professor to speak at Australian uni, despite calls for banAustralian state may stop religious schools from anti-gay discriminationConservative Christian colleges in America grapple with LGBTI issuesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homophobic-threats-force-gay-college-student-move-dorm/last_img read more