Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: Beating Watford so importantby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga believes they’re back on track after victory at Watford.Kepa meet Crystal Palace later today.”After the Leicester game at home, we wanted to bounce back,” said Kepa. “We were great in the first half, then in the second half Leicester were better than us. We found it hard.”After the Leicester game it was important to get back on track and there’s no better way to get back on track than beating a great team away from home.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
West Ham announce official travel partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United have announced Nirvana as their official travel partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see the company, which specialises in event travel, accommodation and logistics for sporting and leisure events, provide exclusive travel offers to Hammers fans.Nirvana adds West Ham to a list of sporting partners, which include Paralympics GB, British Triathlon and the Ironman European Tour Series. For the Premier League club, Nirvana adds to a list of recent commercial deals in recent months, having signed up the likes of Monster Energy, Ivacy VPN and Osonyq.Karim Virani, West Ham United’s commercial and digital director, said: “It’s fantastic to sign up Nirvana as our official travel partner. Their expertise in planning and logistics will benefit our squads as they travel around the country, and in time we’ll work with Nirvana to bring exclusive offers to our supporters too.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
During the formative years of talkies, studios played a vital role in the film industry. The main centers of film production were Calcutta, Bombay, Poona and Madras. But very less information is available about the studios of Lahore which was a major center before partition. Pandit Amarnath was the most revered name in Lahore in the 1940s. Apart from creating unforgettable melodies, he also gave us the country’s first musical duo – Husnlal Bhagatram. They were the younger brothers of Pandit ji. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalHusnlal Bhagatram learned the rudiments and intricacies from Pandit Dilip Chandra Vedi and their elder brother. Besides being a trained classical singer, Husnlal learned Violin from Ustad Bashir Khan of Patiala. On the other hand, Bhagatram was an excellent harmonium player. After the release of film Daasi (1944), Pandit ji started getting offers various parts of the country. Prabhat Film Company of Poona was also impressed by Pandit ji’s music and offered him to compose music for their films. Pandit ji recommended the names of his younger brothers. By now, Bhagatram had already given music in more than half a dozen films within 1939-1940. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceHusnlal Bhagatram made their debut as a duo with Prabhat’s low budget film Chand (1944) starring Beugum Para and Prem Adib. Lyricist Qamar Jalalabadi also joined the duo. Their maiden film was a success. For their next film, Hum Ek Hain (1946), Husnlal Bhagatram made a few enchanting tunes – “Ho nadiya kinare mora gaon re” (Manik Verma) “Sapno mein aane wale, Toot gaya meri mata ka sapna” (Zohrabai). With director D.D.Kashyap, Husnlal Bhagatram did six films. Nargis, Aaj Ki Raat and Aan Ban didn’t fare well but Badi Bahen and Shama Parwana were musical hits. Pandit Amarnath died while he was composing the music for K.Amarnath Mirza Sahiba (1947). Later the film was completed by his younger brothers. The immortal gems of the film were “Aaja tujhe afsana judai ka sunayein and Kya yahi tera pyaar tha” (Noor Jahan) and soulful duets “Haath seene pe jo rakh do to qaraar aajaye” (G.M.Durrani/Noorjahan) but the real tribute to their father figure elder brother was in G.M.Durrani’s voice “Khayagye thokre ye jawani kahan kahan”. Three more films of Husnlal Bhagatram were released the same year – Heera, Romeo & Juliet and Mohan. After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, they composed a private number “Suno suno ae duniya walo bapu ki ye amar kahani” in Rafi’s voice which became the national song overnight. The duo received a pat from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for the song. Two films of Husnlal Bhagatram need a special mention Pyar Ki Jeet and Badi Bahen. The super hits of Pyar Ki Jeet were “Tere naino ne chori kiya mera chhota sa jia” and “O door janewale wada na bhool jana” (Suriya). Rafi’s solo number “Is dil ke tukde hazar hue”. Badi Bahen had several hits “Chup chup khade ho zaroor koi baat hai” (Prem lata/Lata) “Wo paas rahein ye door rahein, Jo dil mein khushi banker aayein” and “Bigdi banana wale bigdi bana de” (Suraiya) “Chale jana nahi nain milake, Jo dil mein khushi ban kar aaye” (Lata) and Rafi’s heart rendering number “Mohabbat ke dhokhe mein koi na aayein”. After the success of Pyar Ki Jeet and Badi Bahen, the duo was flooded with offers. They gave music in 18 films in 1949 to 50. Some of the evergreen hits of these films were in Amar Kahani, “Diwali ki raat Piya ghar aanewale hain and Yaad aa raha hai” (Suraiya). Amar Kahani was re released with the new name Kanchan in 1955. In Balam (1949) Husanlal Bhagatram composed enchanting melodies – “Aata hai zindgi mein bhala pyaar kis tarah, (Suraiya/Rafi), “O pardesi musafir kaise karta hai ishare” (Suraiya/Lata), “Dekh li o duniya wale Teri duniya dekh li (Suraiya) and two solos “Thukra ke hame chal diye and Tum hame bhool gaye hum na tumhe bhool sake” (Rafi). Bansaria, which was a box office failure, had some popular melodies “Jo karke gaya barbad hame, Dil tod kar janewale” (Lata) and “Teri yaad sataye ghadi ghadi” (Rafi). In Hamari Manzil the duo yet again created popular numbers – “Naino se nain mila ke, Tere aane per dil dhadke” (Geeta/Rafi) “Baithi hun main nain bichaye” (Geeta Roy) “Tute hue dil koulfat ka” (Rafi). Jaltarang had evocating hits “Jara tumne dekha aour pyaar ho gaya” (Rafi/Lata), “Lut gaye ummidon ki duniya” (Lata) had enchanting Hawain Guitar/Violin expression of sorrow and enticing charming number “Naino ke mast ishare”. In Naach they gave top hits i.e duets “Ae ishq hame barbad na kar, Chhaya sama suhana” (Suriya/ Rafi). Husnlal Bhagatram were the harbinger of Punjabi folk in Hindi films. They had brilliant use of violin, harmonium and Hawain guitar. In the 1950s, music was undergoing a sea of change. Western music started dominating the film music. Shankar Jaikishan, S.D.Burman, C.Ramchandran and O.P.Nayyar were ruling the roost. Yet, Husnlal Bhagatram were in great demand. In 1951, Afsana, directed by B.R.Chopra starring Ashok Kumar, Veena, Kuldeep Kaur and Pran, was released. The duo scored Lata’s soulful solos – “Kahan hai tu mere sapno ke raja, Wo aayein baharein layein” and “Aaj kuchh aisi chot lagi, Wo paas bhi rahkar door nahi” gainedpopularity nationwide. Mukesh evocating numbers was “Kismat bigdi duniya bidli” Rafi also sang “Duniya ek kahani re bhaiya” and mischievous numbers with Shamshad “Chapati pe aaj jo mera nain matakka ho gaya”. The highlight of the film was a haunting melodious composition “Abhi to mein jawan hoon” sung by Lata was inspired by Mallika Pukhraj voice originally written by Hafiz Jalandhary which was a rage in those days. Afsana was a box office hit mainly due to its music.Husnlal Bhagatram gave music in six films starring Dev Anand. Starting from his debut film Hum Ek Hain, Mohan, Birha Ki Raat, Sanam, Stage and Dushman. Birha Ki Raat had some evergreen popular songs. It was again Rafi who sang an enticing duet with Lata “Chota sa fasana hai tere mere pyaar ka” touched all the heights of popularity. Rafi and Lata’s solo “Bahut purdard hai sunane wala, and Tahar o jane waqle” were also popular. Gauna also had few hit numbers including “Dil kishi ne chhen liya pahli mulaqut mein” (Lata) had enchanting flute and Duff interludes. Chhoti Bahen also had melodious number “Lut gaye ho” sung by Rafi/Lata separately. Another evoking number “Duniya walon and Darde-e-Jadui hai” (Lata) and dulset duets “Khushi ka zamana gaya and Maine kaha babuji” (Lata/Rafi). Another film of duo was Sanam (1951) starring Suraiya, Dev Anand and Meena Kumari. The film had sensational number “Mein tujhe pukaru sanam sanam” and had duets i.e. “Dil le gaya koi le gaya” (Shamshad/Suriya) “Bedard shikari o bedard” (Suraiya/Lata) and Suraiya’s solo “Mera dil todkar janewale” also became popular.Mohammed Rafi was the favorite singer of Husnlal Bhagatram. He sang the maximum numbers of songs for them. Yet they gave two all-time great numbers to Kishore Kumar in film Kaafila (1952). A duet “Lehron se pooch lo ya kinaro se pooch lo” with Lata and a solo “Wo meri taraf yun chale aa rahein hain”. Besides social films, they also did a mythological film Raja Harichandra. The only release in 1954 of Husnlal Bhagatram was Shama Parwana starring Suraiya Shammi Kapoor was director by their favorite director DD Kashyap. The film had a magical touch of the duo. In spite of the melodies, the movie bombed at the box office. They tried to make a comeback in Adl-e-Jahangir but they failed to make a comeback again. Husnlal Bhagatram also gave music in some obscure films. And finally, Husnlal Bhagatram came back to Delhi and started a music school in Paharganj. He also gave regular programs on All India Radio as a violinist and a ghazal singer. On December 9, 1968 he went for his routine morning walk and suddenly collapsed near Gol Dakkhana. By that time he was only 48. Bhagatram stayed back in Bombay and he became accompanist with different composers. He died in Bombay on November 29, 1973, at the age of 53.
New Delhi: As voters cast their ballot in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls for 91 seats across 18 states and two union territories, it is the Bharatiya Janata Party that has a lot at stake. It had won 32 of these seats in 2014. The Congress fared poorly in the last parliamentary elections and could win only seven of these 91 seats. Five of its seats came from the North-East where the BJP has considerably consolidated its position in the last five years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The battle is tough for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, where it had won all the eight seats that have to the polls today. This time, the party faces challenge from the coalition of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal. Analysts say it will be difficult for the BJP to repeat its 2014 performance. In Uttarakhand, where BJP had won all the five seats in 2014, the party faces strong candidates from Congress, including former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Manish Khanduri, son of former Union Minister Major General B.C. Khanduri. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The “nationalism” narrative of the BJP seems to be a strong factor in the hills which has a large population of ex-servicemen and those serving in the uniformed forces. The BJP faces a stronger challenge in Assam with its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Bill which has been opposed by its allies. The Asom Gana Parishad, its ally in Assam, is opposed to the Bill which finds a mention in the BJP manifesto. In Bihar, BJP had won three of the four seats going to the polls and is now contesting one. The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena had in 2014 won all the seven seats going to polls in the first phase in Maharashtra, but the BJP later lost one seat. The first phase election will decide the fate of six Union Ministers — Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur), Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur), General V.K. Singh (Ghaziabad), Mahesh Sharma (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Satyapal Singh (Baghpat) and Kiren Rijiju (Arunachal West). As it tries to retain its seats, BJP will also be seeking to gain in two seats each in West Bengal, Manipur and Tripura. The Congress is hopeful of scaling up its numbers from seven particular from Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Assam and Uttarakhand. The BJP and Congress are not seen as major players in Andhra Pradesh, which is undergoing both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. BJP spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri said the party will improve its performance compared to the last Lok Sabha polls. “Nationalism is a factor. The people continue to have faith in Modiji. Various government programmes have taken off, making an impact among communities seen to be loyal to other parties,” Shastri told IANS. He said there was “a visible wave” last time but this time it “is an inner current”. Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said the party will do “much better than last time.” Prominent leaders whose fate will be decided in the first phase are Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha (Nizamabad), Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi (Kalibor), Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan (Jamui) and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi (Hyderabad). In Tura, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma is fighting former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of Congress.
Kolkata: Dinesh Karthik might have been picked as a back-up wicketkeeper for the World Cup but mentor Abhishek Nayar feels the Tamil Nadu cricketer can play the role of an opener, a finisher or a specialist No. 4 for India in England. MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Monday picked all-rounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 spot and made it clear that the second wicket-keeper will come into play only if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured. However, Nayar said Karthik could be India’s answer for the debatable No 4 spot and can even open if needed. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He can play a Kedar Jadhav finisher’s role to a No. 4 batsman’s role if needed. He can even open if needed,” Nayar, who’s credited for resurrecting Karthik’s career, said. “Being a good fielder, adds that value. Of course he’s back-up wicketkeeper, but I’m pretty sure that the management will look at him as a specialist batsman if someone is slightly out of form. You never know what opportunities this game can bring to you. For his point of view, it’s about being just prepared and being ready for that opportunity so that when it comes he grabs it with both hands.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNayar, who is also the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders, had missed to be with Karthik on the selection day but the KKR skipper made it a point to call him and pay his “gratitude”. “He was full of gratitude and spoke about the time when we got together three years ago. We were thinking about those days, not knowing where his career was going. So now being part of the World Cup is really special for someone like him,” Nayar said. His career at the crossroads, Karthik had sought the help of Nayar in 2016 after he scored only 355 runs in 12 innings with only one hundred at an average of 32 in the previous season. Thus began a mentor-pupil relationship, which resurrected his career and helped Karthik to be in contention for the World Cup. But just two months back, the MSK Prasad led selection committee ignored him in the ODI series against Australia which was India’s final dress rehearsal before the World Cup, making it clear that Rishabh Pant was their choice for the second wicket-keeper’s spot. “Giving up was not in our dictionary. We never believed in giving up. The day we gave up is the day we stop playing cricket,” Nayar said. “When that happened we were very clear in mind that, going forward, we need to focus on becoming a better cricketer. Focus on continuing the form that he had for the past three years. That has been the main focus. Selection was not in our hands. He always tried to control the ‘controllables’ which was the preparation,” he said as Karthik finally made it to the squad ahead of Pant on Monday.
Rabat- Moroccan cuisine has been honored in Canada. During Canada’s best Sandwich competition, Jean Emond, a Canadian from Montreal won a $10,000 prize after he prepared a Lamb Filet Sandwich With Harissa and Figs. The winner also received a $10,000 donation toward his charity of choice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, according to the Chronicle Herald.Jean Emond beat three other finalists who failed to convince the jury of the originality and unique taste of their sandwiches.The four prepared their sandwiches in front of an audience at the Cooking School at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, said the same source.
Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit.
Eddie Howe praised the tenacity and fitness level of his Bournemouth players for the late 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.The south coast side were resilient and disciplined at the back as they pushed for the winner that came three minutes from the end, thanks to a Junior Stanislas penalty.Howe told Sky Sports: “It was a difficult second half for us. I thought Crystal Palace played well and we took a bit of a while in that half to get in our stride.“Once we did, we had some great chances towards the end of the game, and it’s a massive win for us.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“They’ve got some very good players in the attacking areas, and we just got pinned back. If anything, the goal they scored released that pressure for us.“We made a tactical switch, and we were able to build on that and finish the game really strongly. It’s a massive part of our armoury, really. The fitness levels of the players are second to none.“They’re a very dedicated group, they’re very professional, and they look after themselves in the right way. The spirit and the togetherness have always been there.“If anything, we’ve enhanced it and built on it, and it does enable us to stay in games and chase games well. I was really pleased with the desire of the players to win.”
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas dropped a major hint over his potential return to Arsenal once his contract at Stamford Bridge ends in seven monthsThe 31-year-old Spaniard has been on the fringes of Chelsea side since the arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.Although he has got a couple of chances to make an impact under Maurizio Sarri, it’s obvious the ex-Napoli boss prefers Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, and Kovacic over the former Barcelona star.Widely recognized as one of the best playmakers the Premier League has seen over the past ten years, Fabregas has been one of the cornerstones of Blues’ 2017 EPL title.However, due to a lack of playing time, Catalonia native is considering a departure, hoping to find some regular first-team football.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The British publication, Football London, have transcribed Fabregas’ interview with Marca, where the player expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, traveling… I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style, I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”When asked about the potential return to Arsenal, Fabregas replied:“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know.”The Spain international has played a total of 215 Premier League games with the Gunners before returning to Barcelona in 2011.
Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas, digicel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 April 2015 – Digicel pulls out of pursuit of second mobile license as Bahamas moves to market liberalisation in telecoms industry.A $250-$300 million investment is now lost along with a potential 1300 direct and indirect jobs because of the Digicel decision which came last night.Digicel had advanced to the spectrum licence auction round scheduled for May but said the Bahamas market is too small for the plan of URCA to dish out three licenses in all. Reports are Cable Bahamas is now the clear frontrunner. Virgin Mobile is also in the running. Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A run of approximately 6 million sockeye salmon is forecasted to return to Upper Cook Inlet in 2019, with an expected harvest by all user groups of 4 million, according to numbers released by the Department of Fish and Game on Thursday. The commercial fishery harvest in 2019 is estimated to be approximately 3 million sockeye salmon, which is 200,000 fish more than the 20-year average annual commercial sockeye salmon harvest. The run forecast for the Kenai River is approximately 3.8 million, which is 200,000 greater than the 20-year average run of 3.6 million. Brian Marston, Area Management Biologist: “The sockeye salmon forecast are slightly above average and looking far better than last year. It doesn’t mean a whole lot of difference at first in our management for this year, because we will still be in our second year for the Monday, Thursday fishing periods. The real caveat this year will be like last year which will be what happens with the Kenai River late run king salmon.” If, during the summer, fishermen have information or questions concerning the commercial fishery, the Soldotna Division of Commercial Fisheries staff can be reached by phone at 262-9368, by fax at 262-4709, or by mail at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite B, Soldotna, 99669.
Donald Trump. AFP file photoUS President Donald Trump insists his amended travel ban will survive any legal challenge and it’s time to see if he’s right, with the first court hearings on it scheduled for Wednesday.“SEE YOU IN COURT,” Trump tweeted after his first executive order on immigration was stayed by a judge on February 3.It would seem people have taken him at his word, given the number of complaints—by states and rights groups—filed against his travel ban. The new iteration is supposed to take effect Thursday.It bars all refugees from entering the US for 120 days and halts the granting of new visas for travellers from six mostly-Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Iraq was dropped from the initial list.Two federal courts, one in Hawaii and another in Maryland, have scheduled hearings for Wednesday on the new measure, the most controversial of Trump’s young administration. A hearing could also come as soon as Wednesday in a third challenge filed by six US states.The White House reworked the first executive order to address some of the issues that came up in court. The revised order explicitly exempts holders of valid visas or legal permanent residents, for instance.But the main points are largely the same.The first version of the order, which Trump signed on January 27, triggered howls of protest at home and abroad as well as chaos at US airports as people were detained upon arrival and either held for hours or sent back to where they came from.The White House was roundly attacked for what critics said was a hasty rollout and a glaring lack of coordination with the agencies tasked with enforcing the ban.‘Vital’ decreeIn recent days the president and his leading cabinet members—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John Kelly, the homeland security secretary—have defended the new order as a vital tool to preserve US national security and keep out extremists.But critics say the order essentially remains a ban on Muslims and therefore unconstitutional as it singles out people of a certain religion for discriminatory treatment.Since September 11, 2001, the worst attacks in the United States have been committed either by radicalized Americans or by people from countries not on the Trump travel ban list.Critics argue that, even though the new order exempts holders of valid visas and permanent residents with so-called green cards, it will have a very negative effect on schools and universities and the business world, mainly the high tech sector, which employs many highly skilled immigrants.The new battle against Trump’s order is being played out on several geographical fronts, but mainly on the west coast, which tends to be heavily pro-Democrat.The state of Washington, joined by five other states, filed a complaint Monday with the same Seattle judge who stayed Trump’s original travel ban back in February.Trump had responded by insulting the federal magistrate, James Robart, calling him a “so-called judge.”Under the US legal system, a federal judge can suspend all or part of the Trump executive order, with nationwide effect—which Robart did the first time around and which the state plaintiffs hope he will do again.“The Trump administration may have changed the text of the now-discredited Muslim travel ban, but they didn’t change its unconstitutional intent and effect,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote. The other states joining Washington in its lawsuit are Massachusetts, Oregon, Maryland and New York.Nationwide impactJudge Robart has ordered the government to respond to the arguments put forward by the six states by late Tuesday, and said a new hearing would take place Wednesday at the earliest.Hawaii has also filed its own, separate complaint against the order, with a hearing set for Wednesday.And several rights and refugee advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed papers with a judge in Maryland. There, too, a hearing with both sides in the case is set for Wednesday morning.Justice Department lawyers are ready to do battle to defend the new Trump order in court.In Hawaii, the government filed a motion opposing the state’s request for an injunction, saying the travel ban is “a valid exercise of the president’s broad statutory authority to ‘suspend the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens.’”The new order hit its first roadblock Friday when a judge in Wisconsin said it could not be applied to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee who had already reached America.
1 – #27 Charlie Broom (Dartmouth) def. Brandon Lancaster (Louisville), 6-2, 6-32 – Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (Louisville) def. Dan Martin (Dartmouth), 6-2, 7-63 – David Horneffer (Dartmouth) vs. Fabien Salle (Louisville), 6-3, 6-7, 4-4, DNF4 – Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (Louisville) def. Peter Conklin (Dartmouth), 7-6, 6-45 – Federico Gomez (Louisville) def. Casey Ross (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-46 – Davie Mizrahi (Louisville) def. Sid Chari (Dartmouth), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4Order of finish: 1,5,2,4,6 Print Friendly Version Preview In singles action, Dartmouth added its lead when No. 27-ranked Charlie Broom defeated Lancaster 6-2, 6-3. The Cards countered with Gomez’s 6-3, 6-4 win over Ross at No. 5. Senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff beat Martin 6-2, 7-6 at the No. 2 spot to even the score at 2-2. Hernandez Ramirez topped Conklin 7-6, 6-4 at No. 4 to put Louisville on top 3-2. The match was decided on court six where freshman David Mizrahi outlasted Sid Chari 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. The Big Green (3-2) took an early lead with doubles wins on courts 2 and 3. Dartmouth gained an early edge at the No. 3 spot where Dan Martin and Pierce Widdecombe defeated Louisville senior Federico Gomez and freshman Sergio Hernandez Ramirez. On court two, Peter Conklin and Casey Ross downed the Cardinals’ senior Brandon Lancaster and freshman Alex Wesbrooks 6-3 to seal the point. Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The University of Louisville men’s tennis team defeated host Dartmouth 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Boss Tennis Center. The Cardinals (6-2) will return to action on Feb. 9 when they hit the road to face Oregon.”I am so proud of this team,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “Dartmouth beat us solidly last season and returned all their top players from a team that was ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation. They are also the defending champions of the prestigious Ivy League Conference.” “Chris is improving since being out for nearly six months with an injury,” said Ecarma. “Sergio who joined our team a few weeks ago put us ahead for the first time 3-2 with a gritty win at No. 4 singles. He is thriving in the pressure of the team season. He loves the intensity. With David and Fabien tied at 3-3 in the third sets in their respective courts, the atmosphere was electric. I felt confident because both of those guys are great fighters. But David clinched first 6-4 in the third set. He is from Brooklyn and enjoyed playing in his home region. It was a war today but the ‘Fight Squad’ prevailed.” Next Match: at Oregon 2/9/2019 | 5:00 p.m. Louisville 4 – Dartmouth 2January 3, 2019 | Dartmouth’s Boss Center1 – David Horneffer/Charlie Broom (Dartmouth) vs. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (Louisville), 5-4, DNF2 – Peter Conklin/Casey Ross (Dartmouth) def. Brandon Lancaster/Alex Wesbrooks (Louisville), 6-33 – Dan Martin/Pierce Widdecombe (Dartmouth) def. Federico Gomez/Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (Louisville), 6-2Order of finish: 3,2 Live Stats
Kolkata: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Eastern Zone has seized more than three thousand tablets of six different psychotropic substances and nabbed three persons for allegedly exporting the drugs illegally to the United States (USA) and Canada.The Director of NCB, Eastern Zone, Dilip Srivastav, informed that the exported drugs are used as sedatives in the US and Canada. Those medicines are legal in India only with a valid prescription of a registered medical practitioner. But these tablets are not meant to be sold in the US and Canada as per their regulations. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources said a few days ago, the Delhi unit of NCB informed the Eastern Zone unit about one person who was nabbed in Delhi for allegedly exporting medicines illegally. During interrogation, the accused informed that the medicines used to come from Kolkata. After investigation, it was found that the courier was booked from Kolkata. The Eastern Zonal unit immediately was informed.Upon receiving the informatio, a team was formed and investigation commenced. On September 24, the NCB team raided a flat at Maheshtala, 24-Parganas. During the raid, a person identified as Ganesh Pun was arrested and 3,161 tablets of six different psychotropic substances seized worth Rs 15 lakh. The substances identified are — Nitrazepam-10 mg, Tremadol-400 mg, Clonazepam-1mg, Lorazepam-2mg, Alprazolam-1mg, zolfresh/Zolpidem-10 mg and stilnoct/zolpidem- 12.5 mg. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedGanesh stated that he was in charge of packing and exporting the tabletsthrough courier.He also told the sleuths about two more persons who head this racket in Kolkata. On the night of September 25 and 26, a group of investigators raided a medicine shop at Shyamnagar in Jagaddal area. The owner of the shop identified as Sunil Agarwal was arrested. During a search operation, several kinds of psychotropic tablets were seized.While interrogating Agarwal, another name came to light. On the same night, a call center identified as Dream Advent Services at Poddarnagar in South City mall area was raided. Several incriminating documents were found. Though some employees were there at that time, the owner was not present. Some of the NCB team members immediately rushed to Purbanchal in Ruby hospital area and arrested the owner identified as Clement Philips.”Philips used to run his illicit trade from behind the cover of his call center. During daytime, his call center operated usually. Post 9 pm, the center used to receive orders from the US and Canada. After the orders were placed, the details were shared with Agarwal for procuring the tablets. After the procuring process was over, the tablets were sent to Pun for packaging and exporting through courier,” said Srivastav.
Posted by Share Tags: Crystal Cruises LOS ANGELES — Crystal Cruises has unveiled plans for Crystal Symphony’s and Crystal Serenity’s multimillion dollar renovations including new suites, dining venues and guest services. The dry dock transformations will be the most comprehensive makeovers to date for the two vessels, says the cruise line.In what the company is calling the ‘Evolution of Crystal Luxury’, this year and next Crystal is investing millions of dollars into new spaces for the ships, and “new standards of innovative luxury”. The plans for Crystal’s two ocean ships are the latest in its brand expansion, which will also see new river yachts, new ocean-going vessels and a privately-owned B777 joining the fleet in the next three years.Crystal Symphony’s redesign is set for Sept. 19 – Oct. 21, 2017 and Crystal Serenity’s for Oct. 14 – Nov. 10, 2018.Crystal CEO and President Edie Rodriguez called Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity “the foundation” of the cruise line. “These ships have earned us not only acclaim from the world’s most eminent entities and publications for more than two decades, but more importantly, the loyalty of the world’s most discerning travellers and travel partners,” she said. “We are committed to continuing their reign as the most luxurious ships at sea by investing in changes and updates that will far exceed our guests’ wishes.”As part of the extensive redesign, several staterooms will be converted into brand new luxurious penthouse categories to take the place of smaller staterooms. There will also be new dining options, “high-tech perks” and what Rodriguez says will be modern, elegant décor updates in many public spaces.New Penthouses and Penthouse SuitesSeabreeze PenthouseSeabreeze PenthouseSeabreeze PenthouseSeabreeze PenthouseSeabreeze PenthouseSeabreeze Penthouse SuiteSeabreeze Penthouse SuiteSeabreeze Penthouse SuiteSeabreeze Penthouse SuiteSeabreeze Penthouse SuiteBoth ships will gain more of the spacious, butler-serviced Penthouses and Penthouse Suites. Crystal Symphony will see two new categories of accommodations altogether: Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah (12 new suites added) and Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah (28 new suites added), both occupying Deck 9, Seabreeze. The new accommodations will boast the same square footage as existing Penthouses and Penthouse Suites (367 square feet and 491 square feet respectively), while Seabreeze Penthouses will be connected by a shared an entryway recessed from the hall.Aboard Crystal Serenity, the 36 additional Penthouses and two additional Penthouse Suites will occupy the current Penthouse Deck 10, and will also offer the same square footage as existing Penthouses and Penthouse Suites (403 square feet and 538 square feet respectively).More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Penthouse accommodations offer guests enhanced all-inclusive Crystal amenities, including butler service and in-room specialty dining. Penthouse guests will also now receive unlimited complimentary dining at the onboard specialty restaurants.The conversion of staterooms into the new penthouse accommodations effectively reduces the ships’ guest capacities – Crystal Symphony to 848 and Crystal Serenity to 980 – and increases the per-guest space ratio aboard the ships to 60.2 and 70.3 respectively. Rodriguez says abundant space throughout its luxury ships has long been a cornerstone of Crystal’s platform, and a key distinction between its ships and competitors.Refreshed Dining OptionsSilkThe Crystal Dining Room, the ships’ centrally located main dining venue, will become Waterside, reflecting the décor and ambiance of the main dining room aboard Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart. Additional tables for two and four guests will offer expanded options for intimate dining while a new open seating concept invites guests to dine at leisure between 6 and 9:30 p.m., eliminating Crystal’s previous format of assigned seating and reservations. Waterside will also continue to serve breakfast and lunch during current timeframes.The Lido Café on both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will take on new life as the Marketplace by day and Churrascaria by night. Both venues will feature an open kitchen concept with dishes made to order. The Marketplace will continue to serve casual buffet style breakfast and lunch options, and will transition to Churrascaria, a stylish casual dinner venue, from 6 to 9 p.m., creating an additional evening option for guests. Churrascaria will feature a Caipirinha as a welcome cocktail and serve a selection of Brazilian-inspired tapas, ceviche, salads and grilled seafood and meats presented by Crystal ‘gauchos’ on sword-like skewers.New to the Crystal menu of onboard restaurants on both ships will be Silk, located in the Trident area of their respective Lido Decks. The contemporary space will offer modern Chinese-inspired fare with family-style dinner plates ideal for sharing, and self-service options for breakfast and lunch that include dumplings, Chinois salad, a soup and noodle bar and other Asian favorites. For the dinner hours between 6 and 9 p.m., reservations will be recommended, although open seating will be accommodated. The Trident Bar & Grill will remain in the adjacent space, serving casual grilled options including burgers and sandwiches.More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesSilk Road and The Sushi Bar, the specialty dining venues by famed Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, will be rebranded as Umi Uma – reflecting the Japanese word for Crystal’s seahorses, so prevalent in the cruise line’s branding. The venues will still serve the inspired cuisine of Nobu, prepared by his personally trained chefs, and will remain the only Nobu restaurants at sea.All specialty dining reservations for Umi Uma and Prego will be complimentary for Penthouse guests, while all other guests will enjoy one complimentary evening of specialty dining, with additional reservations available for a modest charge. Reservations are always required for specialty dining venues.Technological UpgradesUpon completion of Crystal Symphony’s dry dock in November 2017, guests will receive unlimited free WiFi throughout any Crystal voyage aboard all Crystal vessels. Crystal’s investment in technological amenities for guests will include hardware and software enhancements to enable expanded Internet connectivity and doubled satellite speed. A new guest portal – Crystal Connect – will be launched and featured on the landing page of onboard Internet connections. The portal enables guests to easily access the Internet, as well as shipboard information including daily menus from each restaurant, daily Reflections, day and evening activities, Crystal Adventures shore excursions and daily port maps. A number of international newspapers will also be available for digital viewing, as well as a library of box office hit movies and Crystal lectures on demand. Crystal Connect will also be available in a mobile application for use on guests’ personal devices.In all rooms throughout the ships – in each stateroom and in all public areas – ultra-thin 42” interactive flat-panel TVs will enable guests to conveniently access their onboard folios, view the Crystal Spa & Salon, Connoisseur Wine Selection, and dining menus, with the ability to make any onboard reservations, reserve shore excursions and order room service. These new interactive TVs will also showcase the latest Hollywood movies and hit TV series. Crystal’s acclaimed Computer University@Sea classrooms will also undergo updates and makeover, further enhancing the technological experience and enrichment for guests.Reimagined Public SpacesThe top-deck, forward Palm Court lounge aboard Crystal Serenity will be entirely redesigned to feature more intimate seating, while Crystal Symphony’s mid-ship Starlite Club, a hub for evening dancing and cocktails, will also be refitted, still with panoramic sea views. Crystal Symphony, Serenity are getting new Penthouse Suites – here’s a first look Friday, April 21, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group
He was inducted to the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor in 2008.After his time in the desert, Williams ended his career in St. Louis and helped the Rams win an NFC Championship in his first season there. They’d go on to lose to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.Williams ranks tied for 19th on the all-time NFL list with 55 interceptions. He was one of ten finalists for induction into the Hall of Fame last season.This year’s list of finalists also includes first-year nominees Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan.Former Arizona State standout Curley Culp, who played with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers during a 14-year career, was selected as a finalist by the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee. The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has unveiled their list of 15 modern-day finalists for induction into Canton in 2013, and among those finalists is former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams.Williams, 44, was a third round pick by the Phoenix Cardinals in 1991 out of Southern University and made his mark immediately, starting 15 games and intercepting six passes in his rookie season.The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Williams went on to play ten seasons with the Cardinals, and went to six Pro Bowls during that decade. He is second on the Cardinals all-time list with 46 interceptions, and his six interception returns for touchdowns is a team record. Top Stories Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
The other guys — King and Sperry — not so much.King, who missed all of OTAs after undergoing offseason surgery, continues to sit for precautionary reasons on the sidelines at University of Phoenix Stadium with fluid on his knee.And Sperry, who played one game with Arizona last season, was one of camp’s early surprises before going down with an ankle injury Monday.“I was really ticked, because Kory was having a heck of a camp,” Arians said. “Finding that he can play fullback, move around and block — because I already knew he could catch — I was really pleased. So, I hated him having a setback because he was really coming on.”Arians noted that while he knows what King can do on the football field, he was encouraged by what Jefferson and Sperry bring from a blocking perspective. In his eyes, both ‘help the picture’ on offense.In the interim, though, there is a small bit of good news on the tight end front. The team claimed Mickey Shuler off waivers Sunday, and the former Penn State standout will take the field for the first time during the Cardinals’ afternoon practice Tuesday.“We’ve got Mickey Shuler going today,” said Arians. “It adds another body, and we’re anxious to see him join the fray a little bit. But this always happens at one position. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share ErrorOK ErrorOK The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo With returning starters Rob Housler and Jeff King back in the fold to go along with veteran Jim Dray, seventh-round pick D.C. Jefferson and Kory Sperry, Bruce Arians seemed to have plenty of depth at the tight end position going into training camp.Yet five days in, the once-versatile group has already been depleted by injury, making it hard for the Cardinals head coach to evaluate a staple position in his offense.“The injuries are really hurting us right now,” Arians said Tuesday. “Rob [Housler] is looking really good. D.C. Jefferson is making the best of the opportunities, and Jim Dray is as steady as they get. So, we’re finding out about those guys.” – / 22 “We’re still looking [for other options], but unfortunately there’s not much available this time of year. We were fortunate Mickey came across the wire. He was with a couple of our coaches down in Miami, and they think he has a chance.”
Categories: Hornberger News 19Oct Rep. Hornberger: Bail reforms needed to address jail overcrowding State Rep. Pamela Hornberger this week introduced a comprehensive plan addressing the overcrowding of Michigan jails.Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said approximately 41 percent of the people housed in Michigan’s county jails are there because they cannot post bail.“The system is broken,” Hornberger said. “Too many people accused of minor crimes are stuck in jail because they can’t afford their bail, putting them at risk for losing their jobs, housing and custody of their children. They’re forced to serve a punishment before they are even convicted of a crime.”The solution Hornberger introduced alongside a bipartisan group of her House colleagues would create a basic financial information form that defendants would complete and Michigan judges would use to set a more appropriate cash bond amount. Specifically, Hornberger’s bill would establish a penalty for anyone who knowingly lies or misrepresents their status on the financial disclosure form.Other parts of the nine-bill package:Make a personal recognizance bond the presumed condition of pretrial release for defendants accused of non-violent crimes.Require Michigan courts to make bail findings on the record.Require district courts to submit data on bail practices to the State Court Administrative Office.As is current practice, Hornberger said defendants considered dangerous to the community, as well as anyone deemed unlikely to attend court hearings, would still receive high bail bond or be jailed without the possibility of pretrial release.The legislation, House Bills 6455-63, was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.###
Russian telco and mobile operator, MegaFon, has selected Elemental to help power its over-the-top MegaFon.TV service.MegaFon claims that its streamed TV offering has seen a sharp rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year and that it selected Elemental to ensure seamless delivery of the service.MegaFon selected a suite of Elemental video processing and delivery solutions, including Elemental Server for transcoding video-on-demand files and Elemental Live to compress streamed content. The Elemental systems are installed on the company’s premises in Moscow.“With Elemental’s solution, we have created a reliable and scalable OTT platform that enables us to seamlessly support the expectations of our expanding user base,” said Andrey Kushnarev, head of video streaming at MegaLabs, the development division of MegaFon.“It has proven its effectiveness during our three major seasonal advertising promotions that generated a huge increase in simultaneous connections to our OTT platform. As a result, we managed to significantly extend the number of paid subscriptions, and provided our clients with the constant OTT stream quality at any time.”
For some older adults, private Medicare Advantage plans next year will include a host of new benefits, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars, or air conditioners for asthma sufferers. But the new benefits will not be widely available, and they won’t be easy to find, during this fall’s enrollment period.Of the 3,700 plans across the country next year, only 273 in 21 states will offer at least one. About 7 percent of Advantage members — 1.5 million people — will have access, Medicare officials estimate. That means even for the savviest shoppers it will be a challenge to figure out which plans offer the new benefits and who qualifies for them. Medicare officials have touted the expansion as historic and an innovative way to keep seniors healthy and independent. Despite that enthusiasm, a full listing of the new services are not available on Medicare’s web-based “plan finder,” the government tool used by beneficiaries, counselors and insurance agents to sort through dozens of plan options. Medicare officials see the added benefits as a key to helping Advantage members prevent costly hospitalizations. Federal approval of new supplemental benefits is “one of the most significant changes made to the Medicare program,” said Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, at an insurers’ meeting last month. She added that she expects plans to expand the number of services in coming years.Medicare Advantage plans, which are an alternative to traditional Medicare, serve 21 million beneficiaries and limit their out-of-pocket expenses. But they also restrict members to a network of doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. They often offer benefits not available in traditional Medicare, such as dental and vision care, hearing aids and gym memberships. The federal government pays the plans to help cover the cost of each member. Enrollment is underway now for choosing a Medicare Advantage plan, as well as for people in traditional Medicare who want to buy a policy for drug coverage. The deadline for both plans is Dec. 7.Among the new benefits that some Medicare Advantage plans said they will offer are:Trips to the pharmacy or fitness centerin addition to doctor’s appointments for plan members, depending on where they live or their health conditions.A monthly or quarterly allowance for over-the-counter pharmacy products such as cold and allergy medications, eye drops, vitamins, supplements and compression stockings. Doctors or other health care providers who make housecalls, under certain conditions.A home health care aide for a limited number of hours to help with dressing, eating and other daily activities, sometimes including household chores and light housekeeping.However, plans offering these services will likely have only some of the options and will have different eligibility criteria and other limitations. Advantage members will need a recommendation or referral from a health care provider in the plan’s network. Then they may need to have a certain chronic health problem, a recent hospitalization or meet other eligibility requirements.Also, the same services likely won’t be available in every county the plan serves. For example, next year Humana Medicare Advantage members in Texas and South Florida in just two of the 43 states Humana serves will be able to get a free in-home personal care aide for up to 42 hours a year if they can’t be left alone at home. And more than half of the members in Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage plans will have access to free transportation services in all but five of the 16 states and the District of Columbia where the company sells coverage. To find these supplemental benefits, seniors can go to the online plan finder. After they enter their Zip code and get a list of plans available locally, they can click on a plan name. That will take them to another page that offers more details about coverage, including a tab for health and drug plan benefits. That page might say whether the new services are offered. But often the website will simply say that some benefits are available and advise consumers to contact the plan for more information.”There is a lot of information on the plan finder, but there is a lot of information missing that requires beneficiaries to do more research,” says Deb McFarland, Medicare services program supervisor at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging.There are also other variables to be considered when choosing an Advantage plan, such as which health care providers and pharmacies participate in a plan’s network, what drugs are covered and costs. Where available, however, several insurers say the services will be free with no increase in monthly premiums. “We certainly believe that all of the ancillary benefits we provide will help keep our members healthy which is good for them and it’s good for us in the long run,” said Steve Warner, head of the Medicare Advantage product team at UnitedHealthcare, which insures about 5 million seniors or one out of every four Medicare Advantage members.Insurers are betting that services will eventually pay for themselves.Dawn Maroney, consumer president at Alignment Healthcare, which serves eight counties in Southern California, says it’s much cheaper to give an air conditioner to someone with congestive heart failure to keep that patient healthy than to pay for expensive medical treatment. But if the new benefits are such a good idea, they should be available to the majority of older adults in traditional Medicare, says David Lipschutz, a senior policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Medicare Advantage plans have extra money to spend on benefits next year because the federal government increased its payments an average of 3.4 percent, seven times more than the rate of increase in 2018. For free help with Medicare Advantage and drug plan enrollment, contact the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (www.shiptacenter.org) or the Medicare Rights Center (800-333-4114 or www.medicareinteractive.org). Find Medicare’s Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx or call 800-633-4227.Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. 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