Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on his campaign tour in Gujarat said the Congress party, if voted to power in Gujarat assembly polls, will waive off entire debts of Gujarat farmers and enhance Minimum Support Price (MSP) for agriculture produce.On the last day of this three day Navsarjan Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat, the Congress leader toured in tribal areas like Chhota Udepur, Limkheda, Devgadh Baria, Godhara and Phagvel in Kheda district.In Devgadh Baria, addressing a meeting of tribals, Mr Gandhi said that the Gujarat government was working only for a handful of industrial groups while neglecting tribals, farmers and other marginalised sections of society.He also accused the Gujarat government of diverting Narmada water from farmers to some industrial groups. “Tribals were displaced to build the dam but now the water is being provided to industries instead of farmers and tribals,” Mr Gandhi said, referring to a few changes the Gujarat government has enacted to divert Narmada water to cater to some industrial clusters in the state.“In Gujarat, the government is concerned about and working for a only a few industrialists, so the small and medium enterprises, real backbone of the industrial base in the state, remained neglected. Today, as many as three million youth in Gujarat is jobless,” Mr Gandhi said, addressing another rally during his campaign tour.He stressed his contention that jobs are generated by small and medium enterprises while big industrial units are highly automated.Interacting with students, Mr Gandhi said that education has become expensive but there are no jobs even after pending lakhs in acquiring degrees.In his community outreach attempts, Mr Gandhi while on campaign tour has been interacting with small group of students, women or party workers, farmers or tribals, visiting temples and religious places in Gujarat.
That the 1992 World Cup was cricket’s version of a revolution is pretty obvious. Be it the introduction of coloured clothing with player names at the back, a large number of floodlit matches, white balls at either end of the pitch or the 15-over field restrictions – limited-overs cricket as we know it now can trace its roots back to this World Cup, hosted for the first time by Australia and New Zealand.Imran Khan’s team in mint green gathered steam after an initially floundering campaign.Eventually, it was Imran Khan’s team in mint green that gathered steam after an initially floundering campaign. Pakistan took home the gleaming Waterford crystal trophy after defeating England by 22 runs in the final in front of over 87,000 at the newly-refurbished Melbourne Cricket Ground.This was the only time the World Cup was played in a completely round-robin format, with South Africa coming back from their apartheid-induced isolation to become the ninth team in the fray with only a few months left for the event. The top four teams would then proceed to the semi-finals.New Zealand took on defending champions Australia in the opening match at Eden Park in Auckland and, thanks to an unbeaten century by captain Martin Crowe, beat their fancied neighbours.Some of Crowe’s captaincy innovations are being followed even today, including opening the bowling with off-spinner Dipak Patel and sending Mark Greatbatch out as a pinchhitting opener with the steady John Wright to make full use of the new fielding restrictions and the short boundaries.advertisementSoon, England and New Zealand emerged as the teams to beat by keeping virtually perfect records till the closing stages. The eventual champions, on the other hand, won just one of their first five games.Then came Pakistan’s match against South Africa, in which Jonty Rhodes – who was already establishing himself as a livewire – took out a young Inzamam-ul-Haq with an airborne run-out, in what became a lasting image of his fielding. Pakistan had three points from five matches with just three more to play.It was at this stage that Imran told his team to play like ‘cornered tigers’. The 39-year-old’s leadership galvanised his young team, which was missing pace spearhead Waqar Younis, and they responded with victories against Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand to scrape through ahead of Australia.The Allan Border-led side ended up fifth, with four wins and four defeats, failing to live up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites. The first semi-final was played in Auckland, with New Zealand piling up 262 for seven courtesy a 91 from player-ofthe-tournament Crowe. But Miandad anchored the chase with an unbeaten 57 and Inzamam hit a hurricane 60 off 37 balls to help the Asians win by four wickets.The other semi-final, however, produced one of the most infamous incidents in limitedovers cricket. England posted 252 for six in 45 overs in Sydney thanks to Graeme Hick’s 83 and South Africa were at 231 for six in 42.5 overs, needing 22 to win off 13 balls. But a sudden shower reduced the number of overs to 43.The rain rule was such that the new target was obtained by subtracting the lowest-scoring overs of the opposition’s innings from the final score and thus, South Africa needed a farcical 21 off one ball when play resumed.The final saw the old guard of Imran and Javed Miandad rescue Pakistan from a double strike by Derek Pringle, putting on 139 to help their team reach 249 for six in 50 overs, aided by quickfire knocks from Inzamam and Wasim Akram.Akram then took out Ian Botham in the opening stages before returning to dismiss Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis off consecutive deliveries. Leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed too chipped in with three wickets. For Imran, it was the realisation of a lifelong dream and he dedicated the victory to a cancer hospital in his mother’s name. INDIAN ANGLEIndia went in with a good blend of youth and experience, and a young man named Sachin Tendulkar made his World Cup debut.However, the Mohammad Azharuddin-led team struggled with its fielding and disappointing performances overall, winning just two matches – against Zimbabwe and Pakistan, with one match against Sri Lanka being abandoned. Tendulkar shone with 283 runs in eight matches, cracking half-centuries against New Zealand, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. But the curtains came down on the World Cup careers of 1983 champions Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.VENUE PROFILESARDAR PATEL STADIUM, MOTERA, AHMEDABAD This 48,000-seater stadium was built in 1982 on the banks of the Sabarmati River on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Located on a 50-acre site, it took only nine months to construct it. The first ODI played here was the fourth between India and Australia in 1984, with Australia winning by 7 wickets. The venue also hosted the inaugural match of the 1996 World Cup between England and New Zealand.advertisementSunil Gavaskar reached 10,000 Test runs against Pakistan in 1986-87 at this stadium, while Kapil Dev broke Richard Hadlee’s world record of 431 Test wickets here against Sri Lanka in 1994.- Courtesy ICCGROUND ZERO FIRST MATCH PLAYED: October 5, 1984 – Australia beat India by 7 wicketsMOST RECENT MATCH : February 27, 2010 – South Africa beat India by 90 runsMATCHES PLAYED: 18 MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM: IndiaMOST PROLIFIC BATSMAN: Rahul Dravid (342 runs)HIGHEST SCORE: 144 by Sourav Ganguly MOST SUCCESSFUL BOWLER: Kapil Dev (10 wickets)BEST BOWLING: 4/20 by Farveez Maharoof
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (PTI) A 69-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly duping a person to the tune of Rs 15 lakh under the pretext of settling his pending issue in Telangana government through his clout with politicians and bureaucrats.”In the particular case, Kantamaneni Rajendra Prasad took Rs 15 lakh from a complainant promising him to settle his issue by saying that he is a close friend of B V Papa Rao, Advisor, Policies and Institutional Development, Telangana State,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy.Explaining the modus operandi, the officer said Prasad lures the gullible persons by convincing them that he enjoys close links with the politicians and senior bureaucrats in government, and cheats them by taking huge amounts to settle their issues with government.A case was registered against Prasad and investigation revealed that he cheated the complainant by misusing Papa Raos name, Reddy said, adding Prasads involvement in other cases is being probed. PTI VVK NSK ANP BAS
TweetPinShare0 Shares RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam — her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary pushing gymnastics ever — one thought ran through her head.“Wow, Simone, that’s five-tenths,” Biles said.And that’s it. Nothing more. Sure, winning a record five gold medals in Rio de Janeiro would have been cool. Yet going 5 for 5 was always somebody else’s deal. It wasn’t hers. Her only regret in earning bronze during the beam final on Monday centered on those five seconds when she found herself scrambling trying to recover from a wobbly landing following a front flip.“I’m not disappointed in the medal that I received because anyone would love to have a bronze at an Olympics Games,” Biles said. “But I’m disappointed in the routine that I did and not so much the whole entire routine, just the front tuck I guess. Because the rest of the routine was pretty good.”Even if it wasn’t quite good enough to stand atop the podium for once. Her score of 14.733 ended up well behind the 15.466 put up Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands and the 15.333 “Final Five” teammate Laurie Hernandez posted while grabbing silver. Biles won’t leave Brazil with five golds — something no female gymnast has ever done — and she’s totally OK with it.“I think you guys want it more than I do,” Biles said matter of factly. “I just want to perform the routines that I practice.”Biles will get one more shot Tuesday in the floor exercise final, where a victory would let her join Larisa Latynina, Vera Caslavska and Ecaterina Szabo as the only women to win four golds during an Olympic meet. It’s heady territory for a 19-year-old, one who couldn’t help but sigh as the admitted perfectionist waited for her score to flash.“She wasn’t happy with it,” coach Aimee Boorman said. “She doesn’t like to make mistakes. It’s life and it happens and yes, she is human.”Even if Biles had nailed her routine, there’s no telling if she would have matched Wevers and Hernandez. Wevers was stunning while working across the 4-inch slab of wood 4-feet off the ground, calling it the performance of her life, one that ended with a hug from Dutch King Willem-Alexander and a phone call from the prime minister.“To be out there and do my best routine ever in such a big final was amazing,” Wevers said.It needed to be for Wevers to edge Hernandez. The 16-year-old is the youngest member of the “Final Five” that have turned the Rio Olympic Arena into a showcase highlighting the widening gap between the U.S. women’s program and the rest of the world. Yet she hardly looked overcome by the moment as she dazzled on her favorite event while securing a seventh medal for the American women.“I’m very comfortable when I’m up there,” Hernandez said. “It’s incredible to be able to tumble on four inches of wood.”Something that comes second nature to Hernandez, who regularly turns any random street curb into a chance to practice. She did it on her way to the venue on Monday, helping calm any lingering jitters.“I don’t really think about it,” Hernandez said. “I could probably sprint on the beam if I want to.”The medal also gave the relentlessly charismatic Hernandez a chance to step into the spotlight after national team coordinator Martha Karolyi opted to keep her budding star out of the all-around competition during qualifying. Hernandez accepted the assignment without complaint, her voice among the loudest in the arena during Biles’ gold-clinching floor exercise. Biles returned the favor after Hernandez stuck her dismount, the two good friends laughing during the seemingly interminable wait for the score.“She does those same exact routines in practice,” Biles said. “I’m so glad she could share that with the world and show how hard she’s been training.”Hernandez turned professional shortly before arriving in Rio and could fill the void at the top of the U.S. program if Biles decides to take a break after the games. True stardom awaits her once she returns home, a notion Biles is vaguely aware of but trying to tune out. She still considers herself “normal” even as other Olympic athletes stop her in the village to pose for selfies or say “Hi.”There will be a sense of relief when she finishes her Brazilian-themed floor routine on Tuesday, an event where she’s the reigning world champion and put on a display during the all-around final that Karolyi called the closest thing to perfection in the sport. One momentary lapse on Monday did nothing to diminish Biles’ extraordinary time in Rio.Also Monday, Ri Se Gwang of North Korea took gold in men’s vault, followed by Denis Abliazin of Russia and Kenzo Shirai of Japan. Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece powered his way to gold on still rings. Arthur Zanetti of Brazil took silver with Abliazin capturing bronze.
Reliance Industries at its 41st annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Thursday announced the successor to the existing JioPhone, which was launched at the RIL’s AGM last year. The successor phone is called the JioPhone 2. The new JioPhone 2 is much smarter and enhanced that the existing JioPhone. Overall, the JioPhone 2 comes with a better specs sheet and also an improved design compared to the JioPhone. The JioPhone 2 was launched by Isha Ambani, after the Reliance Jio head Mukesh Ambani announced that the company in total has sold around 25 million JioPhone in India since the launch.With the JioPhone 2, Reliance has also bumped the price of the feature phone compared to that of the JioPhone, which was launched with an effective price of ‘zero’. The JioPhone 2 has been launched for a price tag of Rs 2,999, but if you own a feature phone already, you can get the JioPhone 2 for a cheaper price by exchanging it. Like the JioPhone, there’s no ‘effective’ price offer attached to the JioPhone 2.The JioPhone 2, in terms of both design as well as specs is the high-end version of the JioPhone, says the company. The notable change that Reliance Jio brings to JioPhone 2 is in its keypad. The JioPhone 2 comes with a QWERTY keypad, similar to what we have seen on BlackBerry phones. The feature phone also features a 4-way navigation key and also a mono speaker. Here’s the full specs list of the newly launched JioPhone 2:JioPhone 2 specifications:Display: The JioPhone 2 comes with the same screen size as the JioPhone. The feature phone sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display. But unlike the JioPhone, the difference in the JioPhone 2 is in its keypad area. The JioPhone 2 comes with a BlackBerry-like QWERTY keypad.advertisementSoftware: Similar to that of the JioPhone, the JioPhone 2 runs on KAI OSRAM: The JioPhone 2 comes with 512MB RAM, similar to that of the JioPhoneStorage: The high-end JioPhone feature phone comes with a 4GB of internal storage. The storage memory can be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD cardBattery: The JioPhone 2 is backed by a 2000mAhConnectivity: JioPhone 2 comes with several connectivity options like VoLTE, VoWiFi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio. The feature phone also supports LTE Cat4 DL: 150Mbps/UL: 50Mbps, and LTE Band 2,5,40, 2G Band 900/1800Rear camera: On the rear panel, the JioPhone 2 sports a single sensor of 2-megapixelFront camera: On the front, the JioPhone 2 comes with a VGA sensorSpecial features of JioPhone 2:–QWERTY keypad is one of the major changes that Reliance Jio has brought to the new JioPhone 2. The JioPhone 2 comes with BlackBerry-like QWERTY keypad. Reliance has also revamped the overall design of the JioPhone 2 compared to the JioPhone. The JioPhone looks like a basic feature phone, but JioPhone 2 looks close to entry-level phones. Jio says that the JioPhone 2 is a high-end version of JioPhone.–The JioPhone 2 comes with dual-SIM card support. The primary SIM card slot will be locked and specifically be dedicated to Jio SIM only. The secondary SIM card slot, however, will be unlocked, which means you will be able to use SIM from other networks, be it Airtel, Vodafone, Idea or any other.–As announced by the company, popular social and messaging apps like Facebook, Youtube and WhatsApp will be coming to the JioPhone and the JioPhone 2 starting August 15. This means, you will be able to use WhatsApp and Facebook and also watch YouTube videos on JioPhone unlike before. You can also browse the internet on JioPhone 2.–Jio has also announced a new offer called the Jio Monsoon Hungama offer where old feature phone can be exchanged to get JioPhone (1) for a price of Rs 501. For instance, if you own a feature phone, you can exchange it to get a new JioPhone (JioPhone 1) for just Rs 501. This offer will start from July 21 onwards. JioPhone currently sells at an effective price of Rs zero.JioPhone 2 price and availabilityReliance Jio has launched the JioPhone 2 for a price of Rs 2,999. The JioPhone 2 will be available for buying starting August 15. Jio, for now, hasn’t revealed the retail partners for JioPhone 2. The JioPhone 2 will be available in only one colour — Black.
This is painful to look at.Look at those swing point numbers! OSU has surrendered 62 points in its last two games in failures to score inside its opponents’ 25.A recap of the six failures from Saturday:On TCU 6-yard-line: INTOn TCU 11-yard-line: FGOn TCU 19-yard-line: turnover on downsOn TCU 14-yard-line: Missed FGOn TCU 15-yard-line: Missed FGOn TCU 15-yard-line: FumbleSo if we want to look at this positively, OSU is actually getting inside the red zone quite often and at least it’s wasting its chances against teams that can’t really score either (TCU and Kansas State).This team isn’t that far from putting up 40-50 a game based on its drive performance but they have to finish.Seriously, 39 swing points!Also, this is the second week in a row OSU has averaged starting its drives at its own 40 or better. You have to be better than 24 points on offense when your D is giving you chances like that.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
England Hart to stay in goal for England as Southgate hints at Rashford start Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 04:23 9/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty England WC Qualification Europe Slovakia World Cup England v Slovakia West Ham United Manchester United Marcus Rashford The former Manchester City shot-stopper has not been impressing at club level recently, but he will not lose his place between the posts England goalkeeper Joe Hart will keep his place against Slovakia, while Marcus Rashford may have forced his way into the starting line-up.Manager Gareth Southgate suggested Rashford, a second-half substitute in Friday’s 4-0 win in Malta, had likely done enough to earn a place in the first XI after a lively performance that included an assist for Harry Kane’s second goal.England 7/1 to beat Slovakia 3-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Hart, meanwhile, will play again as he did against Malta despite criticism of his club form. Jack Butland and Tom Heaton are the other goalkeepers in the 26-man squad.Southgate said to BBC Sport: “The core of the team will stay the same. Joe will stay as the goalkeeper.”On Rashford, who replaced Raheem Sterling with the match level at 0-0 against Malta, Southgate said: “He is a talent with high potential and we really like his mentality.”He has been playing very well for Manchester United this season and we wouldn’t hesitate to start him.”Starting him was a possibility in Malta but he missed some of the training, not only with us but the week before with his club. We have been looking after him a bit.”I have a lovely dilemma with regard to our attacking positions. We made three excellent changes the other night and got a very positive reaction and I also had Daniel Sturridge and Jermain Defoe sat next to me.”Tomorrow’s game will be our sixth meeting with Slovakia.Watch highlights from the first: https://t.co/ZT5baAOzYb pic.twitter.com/GCiR2lHAA0— England (@England) September 3, 2017Southgate, who has all of his players available, is expected to bring Eric Dier back into the team after suspension. He earlier confirmed Phil Jones and captain Jordan Henderson will start.England are two points clear of closest rivals Slovakia at the top of Group F and a victory would put them on the brink of sealing their place in Russia, while defeat would see them lose top spot.
Defending champions the United States advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals after routing Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 in Group D on Saturday.USA infamously lost to Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 as they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but Gregg Berhalter’s men exacted some revenge against the Soca Warriors in Cleveland.Aaron Long headed home a 41st-minute opener before a five-goal second half, with Gyasi Zardes’ quick-fire brace, and Christian Pulisic, Paul Arriola and the former leading to the USA to back-to-back wins following their 4-0 demolition of Guyana. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? USA started the match with pace and purpose, but they were unable to create any real clear-cut chances in the first 30 minutes. @cpulisic_10 nets his first #GoldCup goal! @USMNT leads 4-0! #USAvTRI #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs pic.twitter.com/NUrwVtS93R— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) June 23, 2019But after Khaleem Hyland’s warning shot for Trinidad and Tobago on the counter, Zardes’ header across the six-yard box almost picked out Arriola.In control for much of an end-to-end opening half, New York Red Bulls defender Long did break the deadlock four minutes prior to the interval after being picked out by Pulisic’s teasing cross.USA pushed forward and peppered the Trinidad and Tobago goal without success, while their opponents managed to keep Zack Steffen relatively busy in a high-octane second half.After Marvin Phillip produced a stunning save to thwart Arriola from point-blank range, Zardes popped up to all but extinguish Trinidad and Tobago’s hopes in the 66th minute when he finished a simple tap in from Nick Lima’s cushioned header.That Bradley pass tho… #USAvTRI #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs @USMNT pic.twitter.com/gvm9XpP9Ou— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) June 23, 2019Zardes was at it again three minutes later after curling home his second thanks to Pulisic, who drifted past two defenders and slid in his team-mates, and the Columbus Crew forward nearly had his hat-trick but was denied by the woodwork and Philipp.Trinidad and Tobago capitulated during the closing stages as Morris teed up Pulisic and Arriola to put an exclamation mark on the result, while Long added a sixth at the death. What does it mean? USA into quartersThe United States’ title defence is firmly on track. With 10 goals in two games and back-to-back clean sheets, a second successive Gold Cup trophy does not look out of reach.Chelsea-bound Pulisic dazzlesPulisic showed by Chelsea splashed the cash to prise him away from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old attacker was lively throughout, scoring a goal and setting up two others.Soca Warriors lose their wayTrinidad and Tobago went toe-to-toe with USA up until the hour mark. After that point, they were put to the sword by a merciless opponent, who could have won by more.What’s next? USA close out their group-stage campaign against Panama in Kansas City on Wednesday, while Trinidad and Tobago face Guyana on the same day. read more
Low-income single parents attending Cape Breton University will have access to affordable rental housing thanks to a student housing pilot program created under the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement. David Morse, Minister of Community Services, and MP Rodger Cuzner, on behalf of Joe Fontana, federal Minister of Labour and Housing announced today, Nov. 24, that rent supplements will be provided for up to five single-parent students attending Cape Breton University full time. “Access to affordable housing will help relieve some of the financial pressures for single-parent students and their families while they attend university,” said Mr. Morse. “We hope to learn more about the needs of single-parent students and how we can best support their efforts to obtain a university education.” “The government of Canada is proud to support affordable housing initiatives for all Canadians,” said Mr. Cuzner. “In helping to house single-parent students attending Cape Breton University, we are demonstrating our commitment to families and higher learning. Access to education through affordable housing is an investment in Canada’s future.” Single-parent students attending Cape Breton University full time are able to apply for a rent supplement to help them pay their rent. Rent supplements will be available for qualifying students whose apartments have been safety inspected and approved by the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority. This means families may be able to continue to live in their current place of residence. To qualify for student housing program, applicants must be enrolled full time at Cape Breton University, a lone custodial parent, eligible for public housing and approved for Nova Scotia Student Assistance. “Cape Breton University is pleased to take part in this student housing pilot project for single parents,” said university president John Harker. “Affordable housing and appropriate support for students, especially single parents, is vital as they pursue their post-secondary education options. Without support, access becomes meaningless.” The Department of Community Services has been working with universities in Nova Scotia to determine how to best support single-parent students attending university. Student housing pilot programs are also being offered at Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University. The province hopes to launch similar affordable student housing pilot programs at other universities in Nova Scotia. To date, almost $26 million has been announced by the government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia and its partners for the construction or renovation of nearly 600 units in the province. A total of $56.18 million will be available under Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement. Information on the Canada-Nova Scotia Affordable Housing agreement is available at local housing services offices or on the Department of Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .
Chandigarh: Rescuers resumed operation on Sunday after five hours of technical snag to recover a two-year-old boy who fell into a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell four days ago in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, officials said here. Still digging of 10-12 feet is required in the parallel newly laid 36-inch diameter shaft to reach the child who is believed to be stuck at a depth of 110 feet in the borewell that has a nine-inch diameter. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “Now experts have managed to insert a new digging rig in the well, so the digging started after five hours of halt. It was basically a natural obstruction,” a state government official overseeing the rescue operation told IANS. A team of doctors and ambulances have been stationed round the clock at the spot. A movement in the child’s body was noticed at 5 a.m. on Saturday, almost 40 hours after the incident. The parallel tunnel is being dug manually to reach the child, Fatehveer Singh, who is turning two on June 10, a rescuer told IANS on phone. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations After digging the parallel tunnel, a passage to create access to the child would be made through another horizontal tunnel, he said. Adequate supply of oxygen inside the well is being provided and a camera is being used to monitor the child. His movements are being monitored regularly, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori told reporters on Saturday. “There is some swelling on his hands, which indicates the child is conscious,” he added. The child fell into the man-made structure that was covered with cement bags on Thursday at around 4 p.m., his mother said. She appealed to the public to pray for the survival of her son. The rescue team, comprising 26 members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Army with district administration staff, has been involved in the day-and-night operation at Bhagwanpura in Sunam subdivision. Followers of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda were also involved in the rescue operation. An attempt was made earlier to pull out the child with the help of a rope. He has been tied with a rope to prevent him from slipping down, a rescuer said. The NRDF said this is one of toughest operations as the depth of the well is considerable. The borewell has been abandoned for over seven years. This was the second such incident in the area in less than three months. On March 22, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who fell into a 70-foot narrow borewell in Haryana’s Hisar district, was rescued after a 48-hour operation.
Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsNearly seven years ago an Aboriginal man was shot dead by Winnipeg police on the front lawn of his home.And to this day the family of Craig McDougall, from Wasagamack First Nation, have been trying to find out what happened.All they know is that their son is dead and the officers involved were cleared.Police shootings in Manitoba are subject to an automatic inquest but in the case of McDougall, 26, the province of Manitoba didn’t call one until last August.“The question is why on earth would it take seven years?” said the family’s lawyer Corey Shefman. “It’s a little bit crazy and it makes the rest of the inquest that much less influential, because, of course, witness seven years down the road are not going to remember something other than what’s in their notes.”After McDougall was killed the case was reviewed by up to three “outside” agencies, said Shefman.“It first went to an outside police force, it then went to an outside Crown attorney (outside of Manitoba), then we believe it went to another outside police force for a follow-up investigation,” said Shefman. “But we’re not entirely sure because those reports haven’t been released to us and that is one of things we’re going to be asking for.”Still, he said those investigations shouldn’t have taken so many years.A date for the inquest hasn’t been set but Shefman expects the earliest it can happen is November.McDougall’s family came to a routine hearing in February despite knowing they weren’t going to learn anything. Shefman said they are desperate for answers and waiting for “justice.”They want to know what happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2008.Police said they were responding to 788 Simcoe St. on a disturbance call. They said at the time that McDougall had a knife when they shot him. APTN has confirmed McDougall was found with a kitchen knife. But it’s unknown how he got it.Bob Norton is a former inspector with the RCMP and was hired as a private investigator to look into the shooting several years ago. The following narrative is based on portions of his report.McDougall lived at 788 Simcoe St. with his dad Brian McDougall.Brian returned home from a local bar at about 2:30 a.m.People were having a few beers and about 45 minutes later an argument breaks outs forcing Brian to tell everyone to leave.He also tells Craig to leave and not come home until he’s sober.Craig is then seen in the lane behind the residence upset and arguing with people. One witness recalled Craig saying he wanted to kill himself.Shortly after three females leave the back lane and Craig follows them onto Notre Dame Avenue. They allege he assaults them, pulling one of the females to the ground. Witnesses said he was yelling and screaming but didn’t know why.The girls flag down a truck and the driver calls 911.Craig returns home, shirtless, talking on his cellphone. He was calling his girlfriend.The three females tell police Craig assaulted them and give officers his home address. While on the phone with his girlfriend police then show up at the house at about 5 a.m. and the girlfriend hears a female officer say “drop the knife”. Then she hears a male officer yell “drop the damn knife”. She then hears four gunshots followed by a voice saying “man down, man down.”Craig’s brother Johnny McDougall is at the house too and remembered seeing six officers outside and recalled hearing an officer say “He’s got a weapon. Put that knife down.”Johnny saw two officers with their guns drawn.It’s dark out with the scene lit only by a street light across the street.He said Craig took a few steps towards police then they started shooting and he fell on his back. He said police were on the sidewalk and Craig was in the yard. Between them was a four-foot fence.Police then handcuffed Brian, who was trying to get to his son. They also handcuff Johnny and a woman. An ambulance doesn’t arrive within the 20 minutes following the shots and until police took Brian, Johnny and the woman away for questioning.A total of five witnesses told Norton they never saw Craig with a knife in the period leading up to the shooting.It’s not known where Craig would have gotten the knife because he never entered the house and it was too big to fit in a pocket.The family have told Shefman they don’t trust police and want the relationship between Aboriginal people and the Winnipeg police to be part of the inquest’s mandate.But Shefman said Winnipeg police have objected.“I don’t think you can look at the death of a young First Nation man by police without exploring the larger issue of the relationship between police and Aboriginal people,” he said. “Craig McDougall’s father has said to us they don’t trust police.”email@example.com@afixedaddress
New Delhi: Low-cost carrier and top rival SpiceJet appears to be making the most of the crisis at Jet Airways. Spicejet is now hiring engineers and pilots at much lower pay than their current salaries at the financialy-troubled Jet. Industry sources told IANS that pilots from Jet Airways are being asked to take salary cuts of 25-30 per cent, while engineers have been advised to settle at 50 per cent of their current pay package. Not long ago, many airlines including SpiceJet were luring the same pilots and engineers with joining bonuses and better perks. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “The prospect of closure is certainly one of the reasons for professionals agreeing to take salary cuts. But average salaries at Jet Airways have also been higher than the industry level,” a top aviation source said. A senior aircraft maintenance engineer who has applied to SpiceJet and Air India Express for a job said that he has got an offer in the range of Rs 150,000 to 200,000 a month while his current cost to company (CTC) at Jet Airways is nearly Rs 400,000 a month. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “The offer is much lower. It will certainly be a forced choice. We are hoping that some investor would take over Jet and our salaries will remain protected,” he said. A SpiceJet executive said that the budget carrier was offering salaries based on their own structure and not the highly inflated one paid by Jet Airways. A senior commander with Jet Airways said that pilots with 4-5 years of experience are going to other airlines as they are feeling the pinch of salary delays. “They have loans and other financial commitments so they are looking for places where there is certainty of jobs and timely salary payment. Not many senior level pilots have so far left Jet Airways. They are reluctant to go to either SpiceJet, IndiGo or Air India Express as they feel their seniority and salary will be impacted. They do not want to sign 3-5 year bonds,” he said. The flying veteran noted that many co-pilots who do not have much experience generally get about Rs 2.9 lakh salary month at Jet Airways, and they are willing to join other airlines for even less than Rs 2 lakh a month. Among various domestic airlines, only Air India Express and SpiceJet operate Boeing fleets, apart from Jet Airways. Those operating Airbus aircraft fear huge conversion costs for both pilots and engineers and are, thus, reluctant to hire the technical personnel from Jet. “We will have to train them for flying and maintenance of Airbus aircraft. In case of pilots, it will need six months of training, while for engineers the reskilling would take 3-4 months. This means the salary for entire training period will be a huge cost for us,” said an executive of a private airline operating Airbus planes. But aviation experts feel that the current situation is temporary and it will normalise once Jet gets back on its feet. “This is an unusual situation because Jet Airways remains almost grounded. Normally, supply and demand have been in favour of pilots and engineers. Now, it depends on how quickly Jet restarts again. If that happens things will stabilise. I won’t be surprised if many pilots and engineers go back to Jet,” said Rajan Mehra, a veteran aviation professional and Chief Executive Officer Club One Air. Saddled with mounting debt and losses, Jet Airways is fighting for its survival. The airline is in gradual descent and staring at closure with nearly 90 per cent of its fleet on the ground.
WARSAW, Poland — Environmental group Greenpeace says several of its activists were detained by armed and masked Polish border guards who forced their way onto the group’s ship as it was trying to block a delivery of coal to the port in Gdansk.Greenpeace said Tuesday they were holding a “climate emergency protest” to make Poland phase out its dependence on coal.The activists on board the vessel Rainbow Warrior were trying to block a shipment of coal from Mozambique and had painted “Poland Beyond Coal 2030” and “No Future in Coal’ on the ship’s side.Polish border authorities said eighteen activists were brought for interrogation after guards forced their way onto the Rainbow Warrior on Monday night.The Associated Press
CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has thrown out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds.Judge Rita Novak said Friday the law is unconstitutional.The overhaul sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.Workers, retirees and labour unions sued, saying the Illinois Constitution protects retirement benefits. Novak agreed, citing an Illinois Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said similar changes to state pension funds were unconstitutional.Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said without the overhaul pension funds will become insolvent. City officials also have said residents will likely see huge tax increases without pension reform.Chicago has the worst-funded pension systems of any major U.S. city. Alice Johnson, executive director Illinois Nurses Association, center, and Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for AFSCME Council 31 speak at a news conference Friday, July 24, 2015, in Chicago after Cook County Judge Rita Novak issued a written ruling stating that a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two of Chicago’s pension funds is unconstitutional. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has argued that without the changes the funds will be insolvent in a matter of years. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2015 10:37 am MDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cook County judge rules that 2014 law overhauling Chicago pensions is unconstitutional
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday’s series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). According to preliminary information, four different attacks targeting MINUSMA personnel and installations occurred in Aguelhok, Kidal region, during which one peacekeeper from Chad was killed and eight others injured, according to a statement attributable to the Secretary-General’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General presents his sincere condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government and people of Chad, and wishes a prompt recovery to those injured,” the statement said. The UN chief also called for “swift action” to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice, recalling that attacks against UN peacekeepers constitute war crimes under international law. The statement also said that the Secretary-General is concerned by the recent violations of the ceasefire arrangements by the signatory armed groups in the area of Kidal. In that regard, Mr. Ban urged signatory parties to fulfil their obligations under the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, which he said would contribute to restoring stability and security in the region. In late September, the Secretary-General, speaking at ministerial meeting on the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, emphasized that the promotion of peace and stability in Mali is crucial to its people, for the region and for the world. The Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali was signed in June 2015 by the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad armed group, following its signature in May 2015 by the Government and a third party, the Plateforme coalition of armed groups. The Malian Government has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012, including a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical extremists. The country has also been wracked by a series of humanitarian crises.
The St. Louis police department asked the NFL and the Rams for an apology for the St. Louis Rams players who showed that they care about the shooting of Michael Brown on the nearby streets of nearby Ferguson and the subsequent refusal by the grand jury to have Darren Wilson go on trial for killing the unarmed Black teenager on Aug. 9.An apology? How arrogant is that?Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens, Jared Cook, Tayon Austin and Kenny Britt had the right to enter the field Sunday with their hands raised while nodding, an expression of support for the protesters in Ferguson. Some witnesses said Brown had his hands up when Wilson shot him.Players are men, and these men apparently were moved enough to show their support for the Brown family and others who have lost loved ones at the hands of police.In response, Brian McCarthy, the NFL’s VP of communications, released a statement Monday: “We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation.”So why would the St. Louis Police Officers Association ask for the Rams and the NFL to deliver a “very public apology.”Worse, here is part of the statement from the police union’s Jeff Roorda. Note the racist code word: “Cops have First Amendment rights too, and we plan to exercise ours. I’d remind the NFL and their players that it is not the violent thugs burning down buildings that buy their advertiser’s products. It’s cops and the good people of St. Louis and other NFL towns that do. Somebody needs to throw a flag on this play. If it’s not the NFL and the Rams, then it’ll be cops and their supporters.”Sounds like a threat of some sort. But guess what: Black people, including some of the Rams, are already scared a cop will shoot to kill in an instant. So Roorda did not even have to go there; the threat is ever-present.In other words, St. Louis police, get a life. . . and stop threatening lives. “We haven’t been able to go down to Ferguson to do anything because we have been busy,” Cook said. “Secondly, it’s kind of dangerous down there and none of us want to get caught up in anything.“So we wanted to come out and show our respect to the protests and the people who have been doing a heck of a job around the world.”“We wanted to show that we are organized for a great cause and something positive comes out of it,” Britt said. “That’s what we hope we can make happen. That’s our community. We wanted to let the community know that we support the community.”A commendable effort by the players. Too bad it was just a few and not the entire team. Too bad all NFL teams did not organize and coordinate a similar show of support. Too bad the St. Louis police was too sensitive missed the point that Black lives need to be valued and deadly force should not be the only recourse. Doubt the message got through, though.
The rooks and kings traveled around for what seemed like an eternity. But the lava that had flowed over the game earlier in the day had finally cooled — and finally (finally!) hardened into a draw. Here’s the whole dang thing, compressed into less than a minute: It was 55 degrees and lightly raining in London, just as I imagine it always is, as the grandmasters Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Fabiano Caruana of the United States sat down to begin playing for the 2018 World Chess Championship. The gray meteorology belied the volcanic and lengthy chess on Day 1 of the World Chess Championship. Over seven hours and 115 moves, the players fought a fiery and oscillating battle to open the match, which will likely stretch to the end of the month. The American was lucky to emerge, largely unscathed, with a draw.The players’ venue is in central London, in a place called The College, about a 15-minute walk north of the Thames. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively. Carlsen is the three-time defending world champion. Caruana is vying for the first American title since Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972.Following a drawing of lots, Carlsen chose to begin the best-of-12-game match on defense with the black pieces. Wins here are worth 1 point, draws a half-point for each, and losses zero points. If the 12th game ends with each player having 6 points, a series of tiebreaker games will ensue. And that’s exactly what happened at the last world championship, in 2016, when Carlsen edged out Sergey Karjakin of Russia. There may still be a lot of chess left.But there was a lot of chess Friday, too. Carlsen began with the combative Sicilian Defence, and the two entered into something called its Rossolimo Variation. Carlsen was likely pleased — he had beaten Caruana in this very variation in an attacking game in 2015.After move 9, Caruana went into what the official match broadcast called the first “deep think” of the match, and the game ground to a near-halt as the position ventured into uncharted territory. By Caruana’s 11th move, a board like this had never been seen before at the game’s high levels, according to ChessBase’s database.Carlsen donned a puffy jacket. Caruana removed his blazer.Time soon became an issue. The players each get 100 minutes for their first 40 moves, with 30 bonus seconds after each move. After that, they get 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for any moves after that. Nevertheless, while contemplating his 22nd move, Caruana’s clock ticked down to less than 10 minutes. Carlsen, across the board, moved quickly. With his 25th move, Caruana’s clock had dropped to six minutes. On his 32nd move, less than two minutes. On his 34th move, 6 seconds. If his clock had hit zero, he would have forfeited the game instantly.Forestalling the end, Caruana fought for his life in the lower right corner of the board. The time pressure — and the pressure from the powerful pieces controlled by the best player in the world — were obviously too much to handle. It was over, and the players would surely head to an early dinner. The computer engines and the chess cognoscenti assessed Carlsen’s position as “surely winning” and Caruana’s as “sad.”Carlsen’s troops were standing over Caruana’s king, ready to kill and take a devastating early lead in the championship.But black slipped. The Norwegian champ captured a juicy-looking pawn he oughtn’t have, giving the American a chance to scurry to safety with seconds to spare. You can see what happened below. Carlsen, playing black, captured the pawn on c3 with his bishop. The better move, according to a chess engine whirring on my laptop, would have been to venture deep into the American’s territory, moving the black queen to g1. Carlsen’s advantage, according to the computer, dropped from roughly three pawns to roughly nothing. Despite the draw, Robert Hess, an American grandmaster, called it a “dominant start for Magnus.”The championship is level at a half-point each in this race to 6.5. We’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match.
Sedgman has secured an extension of its operating contract for the crushing circuit at Xstrata’s McArthur River lead/zinc mine in the Northern Territory. The contract is expected to generate annual total revenue for Sedgman of some A$12 million. Under the one year plus one year option contract with McArthur River Mining, Sedgman will operate and maintain the mine’s primary, secondary and tertiary crushing plants and mobile equipment and have responsibility for supplying stockpiled Run-of-Mine ore to the plant.Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Nick Jukes said the contract extension recognised Sedgman’s expertise in base metals operations. “We have a proven track record of delivering efficient operations at McArthur River. Sedgman has been operating the three stage crushing and screening facility for over eleven years now and I am delighted that we continue to strengthen our relationship with Xstrata, one of the world’s leading diversified mining houses.”Located 900 km south-east of Darwin, the McArthur River Mine is one of the world’s largest bulk producers of zinc in concentrate form. In August last year Xstrata approved, a $360 million investment to more than double capacity at Xstrata Zinc’s McArthur River Mine (MRM) in the Northern Territory from 2.5 Mt of ore to 5.5 Mt/y from 2014. The MRM Phase 3 Development Project will increase annual zinc production to 380,000 t and lead production to 93,000 t. Advanced processing technology on site will enable MRM for the first time to produce a separate zinc concentrate acceptable to all smelters from its bulk zinc-lead concentrate.The project will reduce average unit costs by over 20%, reserves will increase by around 70 Mt to 115 Mt, making MRM the largest zinc resource in the world. The mine life will extend to 2038 and the project will deliver robust returns at conservative price assumptions. The project will earn Xstrata’s cost of capital at a zinc price of $1,340/t. Following approvals, the Phase 3 Development will commission in 2013 and reach full production in 2014.Xstrata plc Executive Director and Xstrata Zinc Chief Executive Santiago Zaldumbide said at the time that the highly capital and energy efficient, brownfield growth expansion will secure MRM’s position as one of the world’s premier zinc mines. “When we acquired the McArthur River Mine in 2003 as part of our Mount Isa Mines acquisition, Xstrata inherited an uneconomic asset with an estimated mine life of less than five years, rising costs and an underground operation that could only exploit two of the eight available ore bodies. Following our conversion of the operation into a 2.5 Mt/y open-pit mine with a 15 year life in 2010 to open up access to MRM’s vast resource, the Phase 3 project will enable us to unlock fully its potential.“The next phase of McArthur River’s development will complete our transformation of a failing and unprofitable operation nine years ago into a world class, low cost, large scale and long life open cut mine. We expect new production to flow into the market at a time of projected deficit in the global zinc concentrate market and MRM will be well positioned to meet demands from both our own smelters and external customers. ”The project involves:Expanding the current pit within the existing bund from a footprint of 145 ha to 210 ha and the depth from 210 m to 420 mIncreasing the capacity of the existing tailings storage facility and lining the existing Cell 3 and proposed Cell 4 with a High Density Polyethylene barrier to prevent potential seepageGenerating approximately 530 Mt of additional waste rock to be accommodated in one existing and two new overburden emplacement facilities Building a temporary construction camp and upgrading existing infrastructure facilities.A 20-year electricity supply agreement has been secured with Energy Developments Ltd (EDL) to develop a new gas-fired power station at MRM generating 40MW per annum to service the expanded operations from 2014.
GRANOLLERS CUP 2014GRANOLLERS CUP HANDBALL One of the cities with the biggest handball tradition in Spain – Granollers is famous for the International Handball Tournament which take place every summer in Catalyna. In the city of famous BM Grannollers, who are the main organiser, the next event (16th) will be held from June 25 until 29th of June. That will be a perfect chance to all handball teams from various countries and part of the world to enjoy in the one of the most touristic parts of Europe, but also make unforgetable handball memories and make friendships across the planet.Last year 253 teams from 14 different countries and more than 3.515 players in the 2013 edition, 806 games was played with a total of 24.597 scored for all the participants. Teams from all the world have been playing in Granollers Cup, teams from Andorra, Argentina, Australia ,Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, Korea, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Faroe Islands, France, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia,Mexico, Moldavia ,Nigeria, Norway ,Sweden, Russia, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic ,Taiwan, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela and China.You and your team can play in these categories:Boys:2002-20032000-20011998-19991996-19971993-94-95Girls:2002-20032000-20011998-19991996-19971993-94-95HERE YOU CAN FIND all the necessary information about the tournament history, numbers, Granollers and all the facts which can assure you that you will make good decision…GRANOLLERS CUP 2013 – VIDEOOFFICIAL WEBSITE ← Previous Story RK Celje PL looking for a new coach – Mutual agreement with Matic Next Story → WWCH 2013: Serbia VS Denmark – France VS Montenegro
WWF met en ligne sa vidéo “2048 : une mer déserte”A l’heure actuelle, il ne reste que 10% des stocks de poissons qui existaient en 1950. Si rien n’est fait pour résorber ce phénomène, des chercheurs estiment que le déclin actuel amènerait à un épuisement total des stocks d’ici 2048.Dans le cadre des actions menées autour de la réforme de la Politique Commune des Pêches, une vidéo intitulée “2048 : une mer déserte” et réalisée par Natacha Bigan, a été mise en ligne par l’association écologiste WWF afin de présenter, de façon ludique, un exposé de la situation globale de la pêche de nos jours. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’association fait ainsi état des différentes techniques de pêche, de la gestion des stocks marins et des solutions envisageables pour pallier les problèmes liés à la surpêche. Une question qui suscite aujourd’hui de plus en plus l’inquiétude. L’explosion démographique qui s’effectue depuis l’industrialisation a fortement augmenté les besoins de l’homme en poisson. Or, les stocks marins ont aujourd’hui énormément de mal à se régénérer, obligeant à classer de nombreux espèces marines parmi les animaux menacés. “Chaque année depuis 1993, malgré des technologies toujours améliorées et des efforts de pêche toujours croissants, les quantités de poissons débarquées par la pêche européenne déclinent de 2% par an avec les conséquences sociales que l’on imagine”, d’après l’association. En plus de cette vidéo, le WWF invite également à signer la pétition “Nos océans sont en crise” (lien non disponible) afin de demander à l’Union européenne notamment “l’arrêt des pratiques de pêche destructrices”. Découvrez la vidéo mise en ligne par le WWF sur Maxisciences Le 24 janvier 2012 à 18:51 • Maxime Lambert