File vision document for protection of Taj Mahal: SC to UP govt

first_imgIndia’s cleaning quandary: How to scale the Taj Mahal dome?  Meanwhile, the state government filed a separate application for cutting 234 trees for laying pipelines for water supply in Agra city.The bench, however, directed the state to apprise it as how many tress have already been planted in the TTZ and posted the matter for hearing after four weeks.The top court had earlier said that “ad hoc” measures were not enough to preserve the Taj Mahal for “a few hundred years” and directed the state government to prepare a document with a futuristic vision to protect the historic 17th century mausoleum for future generations.Environmentalist M.C. Mehta, who had filed a plea seeking protection of the Taj from the ill-effects of polluting gases and deforestation in and around the area, had earlier told the bench that the TTZ was an “ecologically sensitive area” and the government should have come out with a comprehensive policy for preservation and protection of the Taj.The apex court, which is dealing with Mr. Mehta’s petition, has been monitoring development in the area to protect the Taj Mahal, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1631. The mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Supreme Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file within four weeks a vision document for protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal.The apex court also directed the state government to explain why there was a sudden flurry of activities in and around the Taj Mahal and the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and why leather industries and hotels were coming up there.TTZ is an area of about 10,400 sq kms spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras and Etah in Uttar Pradesh and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.“You file the vision document within four weeks,” a bench comprising Justices M.B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.“There is sudden flurry of activities in TTZ. Is there any particular reason for that? Leather industries and hotels are coming up there. Why?” the bench asked Additional Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the state.Mr. Mehta told the top court that he would get instructions on this issue and get back to it.Also Readlast_img read more

No guaranteed Round of 16 slot even if Azkals beat Kyrgyzstan

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Currently in last place in Group C, the Azkals face Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night at Rashid Stadium with both teams needing victories to stand a chance of progressing to the round of 16.Making it to the next round as one of the top two teams in the group is already out of the equation for the Azkals, but qualifying as one of the four best third-placed squads is a scenario that is still alive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Azkals narrowly lost to South Korea, 0-1, in their opening match on Jan. 7, before falling to China, 0-3, at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match against China drew 16,000 fans, so far the most attended game in the tournament that did not involve host United Arab Emirates.“The Kyrgyzstan match will be like a final for us,” said captain Stephan Schrock. “We have to finish with a really good performance, taking three points—and really hope for the best.” LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PacMay II: Russia or London LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DUBAI—There is no guarantee that a victory in its last group match will be enough for the Philippines to reach the next round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.But a strong finish can cap what has been a memorable debut so far for the Azkals here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines is one of eight winless countries in the tournament after all 24 teams have played their two matches. A draw will not be enough for both Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines to reach the next round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

Greece 200-1 Shot in World Cup

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares If you’re a betting man and missed your chance to score a fortune by not picking Buster Douglas at 42-1 to beat Mike Tyson for the World Heavyweight Championship, you could get rich betting on Greece to win the World Cup in soccer – what the world outside of the U.S. calls football – in 2014 in Brazil, as the Greeks are a 200-1 shot.Greece got a decent draw being in Group C with Japan, Colombia and Ivory Coast and will be appearing in a second straight world title run after a disastrous 1996 appearance in the U.S. where a ho-hum team of older veterans went through the motions, being outscored 10-0 in three games and sent packing in humiliation.An analysis from Reuters estimated the Greek side can do well if it sticks to the defense-oriented strategy of coach Fernando Santos,  a style which suited the team well in the qualifying campaign.In the stages to get to Brazil,  Santos’ team finished behind eventual Group G winners Bosnia only on goal difference, with a 3-1 loss to the Bosnians in Zenica proving their only defeat of another solid qualifying campaign – albeit in one of Europe’s weaker sections.With a playing style which makes them hard to beat but unspectacular up front, Greece chalked up an impressive record of eight wins in their 10 group matches, five of them by 1-0 scorelines, the analysis noted.If Greece suffers anywhere it’s in firepower once again as the Greeks prefer to backpedal and try to keep the other team from scoring instead of attacking aggressively, which cost them dearly in some previous campaigns. Santos has a strong core of veterans in Giorgos Karagounis, Fanis Gekas and Kostas Katsouranis.The Greeks have shown an ability to counter-attack off their defense though, with a strong front line of  Celtic’s Giorgos Samaras, Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou and the tireless Dimitris Salpingidis.In the cautious world of soccer, where teams often hope for a 0-0 tie and scores are infrequent, Santos sticks to the script of trying to keep the other team off the board and hoping for a score by his own side. His motto is: “tactics first, technical ability second,” and his style can probably be described as more Hank Iba than Pat Riley, more defense than fast-break.The Greek team played dutifully, if not exciting, in Euro 201, losing to the top side Germans in the quarter finals, eight years after stunning the world by winning the European championship in Portugal in 2004, that grand Olympic year for Greece before the country’s economy went sour and so did the mood of Greeks and that play of their beloved national soccer team.After a creditable display at Euro 2012, where Greece were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals, Santos’ men only lost out on an automatic place at Brazil 2014 to Bosnia on goal difference.An important factor of Santos’ success is his extensive knowledge of Greek football and culture from his time as a club manager, having coached some of the country’s top clubs in AEK Athens, Panathinaikos and PAOK Salonica. He lives permanently in Greece and knows the talent, while relying on team manager Takis Fyssas, who was part of Greece’s Euro 2004 winning squad, as well as working with the younger teams.Santos is betting on Mitroglou, 25, who has emerged as the team’s star with a flamboyant presence and striking ability, and shown his stuff after a disappointing career up to this year.Despite being somewhat media shy, Mitroglou – who has scored 41 goals in 84 appearances for Olympiakos – is affectionately known as “Mitrogoal” and “Pistolero” by his club’s fanatical fans for his gun-toting goal celebrations.The 2013-14 campaign has unquestionably been his breakthrough season. He became the first Greek player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League with a treble at Anderlecht in October, and has notched 14 goals in 10 matches – including three hat-tricks – in the Greek league this season, dominating play.While not noted for his pace, Mitroglou’s key attributes are his intelligent movement off the ball, physical strength and a powerful long range shot. He’ll need to have it all if Greece wants to get past the first stages in Brazil.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: All eyes on MS Dhoni’s approach as India take on West Indies

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting approach and position in the middle order will be the team management’s primary concern when India take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the World Cup here Thursday.As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth passage into the semi-finals with yet another victory.But it could be easier said than done against a West Indies side, which might play party poopers with nothing to lose in their remaining few games.In fact, West Indies’ unpredictability and the former India captain’s repeated failure during the important second Powerplay overs leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a few points to ponder.Dhoni’s painfully slow approach against Afghanistan yielded 28 off 52 balls and he was roundly criticized. Even the normally restrained Sachin Tendulkar questioned the approach.”There was no positive intent,” the usually reticent Tendulkar’s observation on a TV channel has been spot on.The Indian team management knows that only too well but with four group matches left, the only option they have right now is to alter Dhoni’s batting position, possibly giving a few more deliveries to Jadhav, who can be innovative in his shot selection.Hardik Pandya is being used as a floater but the Afghanistan match showed that if he doesn’t get support from the other end, there is too much pressure on him to hit every delivery for a six.Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri till now have not been too keen to use Rishabh Pant’s firepower. Pant can come in only if the team management considers the idea of Vijay Shankar being disposable.advertisementThe West Indies is a team loaded with fast bowlers so it could be a bit easier for Dhoni to rotate the strike as he hasn’t been comfortable against the slow bowlers. Afghanistan exposed it thoroughly during the last game.There have been arguments and counter-arguments about Dhoni’s batting approach in the IPL compared to his style when playing 50-over cricket for India.Dhoni, during Chennai Super Kings various chases, would invariably target one of the inexperienced Indian domestic bowlers while playing safe cricket against the bigger international names.Against a Kagiso Rabada or a Jofra Archer, he didn’t take any risks before hitting the others in successful run-chases. A strategy needs to be worked around Dhoni’s skill sets here too to place him at a position on which he can bat freely.With his inputs and electric glovework behind the stumps an absolute necessity, this will require some tactical brainstorming by the captain and the coach.The West Indies, on the other hand, will look to finish on a high after being knocked out despite a great start against Pakistan. Andre Russell being ruled out due to a hamstring injury has been another big blow.However, the team, especially the fast bowling department, has shown tremendous potential including the young bumper-happy fast bowling duo of Sheldon Cotterell and Oshane Thomas.With Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma being superb horizontal bat players, it promises to be a mouth-watering contest if they employ the short-ball tactic.For the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle, a smashing match-winning innings is due and Kohli will be praying that it doesn’t come against his team.Jasprit Bumrah’s opening spell against Gayle may set the tone while the talented duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer will be asked a few questions by Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.Against New Zealand, Carlos Brathwaite played amazing innings and took the Windies to the brink of a miraculous victory.However, Brathwaite has never been comfortable against the slow bowlers as he loves the length deliveries on the slot.In all, it could be a tougher test for India than Afghanistan but the ‘Men In Blue’ remain favourites to win the contest considering their recent form.Squads: India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant.West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Martin Guptill eyes another WC featAlso Read | New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Birmingham on WednesdayAlso Seelast_img read more

Messi revels in Clasico win

first_imgReal Madrid v Barcelona Messi: Great to end year with an important win in El Clasico Sacha Pisani 11:29 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Messi-cropped Getty Images Real Madrid v Barcelona Lionel Messi Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División The Argentine – who became La Liga’s leading scorer against Real Madrid with his 17th goal – used Facebook to celebrate Saturday’s 3-0 win Lionel Messi revelled in Barcelona’s El Clasico victory over LaLiga titleholders Real Madrid as he shared his joy on social media.LaLiga leaders Barca struck a major blow in Madrid’s title defence with a 3-0 win at the 10-man hosts Saturday.Luis Suarez, Messi and Aleix Vidal scored in the second half as Barca moved 14 points clear of the Spanish champions heading into the mid-season break. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Messi – who became La Liga’s leading scorer against Madrid with his 17th goal courtesy of a penalty at the Santiago Bernabeu – used Facebook to celebrate. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote: “Great to end the year with an important win in El Clasico! Hugs and Merry Christmas to you all!”Barca are nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid after 17 rounds.Messi has played a starring role with a LaLiga-high 15 goals.last_img read more

New B/R Mock Draft Has 5 Iowa Football Players Selected

first_img Future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski has heavily hinted that he my retire after this latest Super Bowl run, after considering it following last season. Hockenson was one of the breakout stars for Iowa this year.From Bleacher Report:As Rob Gronkowski nears the end to his Hall of Fame career, the New England Patriots have to think about his replacement. With a deep tight end class in front of them, the Patriots select a player similar to Gronk in Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson.A talented blocker and receiver, Hockenson can play Gronk’s role as a do-it-all tight end. Part of what makes Gronkowski so valuable in New England is his ability as a blocker and receiver. Hockenson isn’t at his level but has many of the same traits and could fit seamlessly into the Patriots offense.He isn’t the only tight end that could head to the NFL from Iowa City.With the very next pick, Miller has the Arizona Cardinals taking Noah Fant, who formed an impressive duo with Hockenson this season.The rest of the Iowa players in the mock draft:4th Round, 97th pick: S Armani Hooker – San Francisco 49ers 5th Round: DL Anthony Nelson – Arizona Cardinals 7th Round: OC Keegan Render – Miami DolphinsHockenson would be Iowa’s first first-round pick since 2015, when offensive tackle Brandon Scherff went fifth overall to Washington.[Bleacher Report] T.J. Hockenson catches a pass for Iowa against Northwestern.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Tight End T.J. Hockenson #38 of the Iowa Hawkeyes catches a pass during the first half in front of defensive back Travis Whillock #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa football hasn’t had five players selected in the NFL Draft since 2012, when six Hawkeyes were selected.That could come to a change this year.Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller released a new seven-round mock draft, and he has five Iowa Hawkeyes being selected.Things start out at the end of the first round, where one former Hawkeye could replace a legend.Miller has Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson going with the final pick of the first round to the New England Patriots.last_img read more

States of Public Emergency Declared in St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced States of Public Emergency (SOEs) for the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James.“After careful consideration and review of the crime statistics, in particular violent crimes which have been committed in some western parishes, the security forces have advised that the current situation would warrant the Government advising the Governor-General to declare/proclaim States of Public Emergency,” the Prime Minister said, during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday (April 30).Mr. Holness said the Governor-General has declared that a State of Public Emergency exist in the community of the entire area comprising the parishes of St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland.“This proclamation shall, unless previously revoked, remain in place for 14 days or for such longer period not exceeding three months,” the Governor-General said.Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, gave reasons for the declaration of the SOEs.According to data outlined by the Commissioner, between January 1 and April 28 this year, 29 persons were murdered in Westmoreland; 27 persons were murdered in St. James and 18 persons were murdered in Hanover.In 2018, some 97 persons were murdered in Westmoreland; 84 persons were murdered in Hanover and 55 persons were murdered in St. James.“In 2018… the parish of Westmoreland was the most murder-dense place in the country, followed by the parish of Hanover. If you look at what has happened since the beginning of 2019, you will notice that Westmoreland is ahead. Westmoreland is now leading, St. James has gone up 70 per cent over where it was last year at this point, and Hanover is still significantly high,” he said.For his part, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, said at dawn today, both the JDF and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) deployed their members to the parishes of St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover.The SOEs will give the security forces temporary additional powers, including powers of search, arrest and detention.During the SOEs, the security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, restrict access to places and detain persons without a warrant.A State of Public Emergency was first declared in St. James on January 18, 2018 by the Prime Minister. It ended on January 31, 2019.last_img read more

Incat Tasmania Wins Super Ferry Order from Mols-Linien

first_imgzoom Incat Tasmania has secured a contract for the construction, delivery and long term charter of a large fast vehicle ferry for Mols-Linien A/S, the fourth vessel the Australian shipbuilder will construct for the Danish ferry operator.  The Hobart shipyard will commence work on construction of the wave piercing catamaran immediately, with delivery scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.“A large ship order to a repeat customer is proof positive of the quality and reliability of the vessels our team build in Tasmania. This is the third Incat ship that Mols Linien have added to their fleet in a period of just four years,” Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said.The newbuild super ferry will be named KatExpress 3, and it will be an upgraded and more customer-friendly version of near sister-ship vessels KatExpress 1 and KatExpress 2, Incat says.The new fast ferry can take up to 1,000 tonnes of cargo, equivalent to up to 1,000 passengers and 417 cars. Like KatExpress 1 and KatExpress 2, the new fast ferry will carry trucks, campervans, motorcycles and bicycles.KatExpress 3 is expected to commence operation on the route between Aarhus and Odden and the route between Ebeltoft and Odden in late May 2017. The newbuilding is likely to replace the company’s smallest ferry Max Mols, an Incat 91-metre vessel built in 1997, which will allow the company to transfer up to an additional 400,000 cars a year.“We have been working on the project for some time, and although the design team still have some finer details to complete, construction will commence immediately,” Incat Tasmania Managing Director Simon Carter said.“The 250 production staff are currently building four passenger vessels for Manly Fast Ferries, with another 6 boat order for Sydney Ferries to commence in 2016. This new large ship order will secure work for an expanded workforce for at least a further two years.”last_img read more

National Wildlife Week Young Students Called to Take Action

first_imgNova Scotia elementary school students are being asked to discover the differences they can make to prevent global warming. The Department of Natural Resources and the Climate Change Centre of Clean Nova Scotia are asking young students to take part in the Little Footprints — Big Difference contest. The contest is part of National Wildlife Week 2007, April 8 to 14. The theme, Canada’s North … Ours to protect … The world’s to cherish, focuses on the impact of global warming on the Arctic and the rest of Canada. “This year’s theme is timely, especially with the province’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said David Morse, Minister of Natural Resources. “Rapid climate change is causing arctic ice to melt earlier every year, threatening the habitat of polar bears and other wildlife. “But it is not just a problem affecting Canada’s North. Global warming affects everyone, and we want to encourage young students to become aware and get involved in this important issue.” To participate in the contest, students will need to identify at least one action to help prevent global warming. They will have to indicate their intended start date and illustrate the action on the contest sheet. The deadline for submissions is April 30. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Primary to Grade 3 and grades 4 to 6. First prize is a family day pass to Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, a Sunwind Solar Model Car kit, and a National Wildlife Week prize package. Two honourable mentions will also receive National Wildlife Week prize packages. Ten of the most colourful and creative entries from each grade level will be selected for display at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. For more information on the Little Footprints — Big Difference contest, call 902-424-5481 or e-mail mckinnhm@gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

Mumbai limps back to normalcy as rains subside

first_imgMumbai: India’s financial capital limped back to normalcy Wednesday morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that lashed the city since Sunday, subsided. At 375.2 mm, the rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am Tuesday was the highest since the July 26, 2005, deluge in Mumbai. It had widely affected train and bus services while several flights had to be diverted from Mumbai airport and others were delayed for hours. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official Wednesday said that with respite from incessant showers, there was no more water logging in any parts of the city and suburban trains and BEST buses were running according to schedule. According to a BEST spokesperson, out of 3,203 buses, 2,950 were plying on roads. The Central Railway has decided to operate its suburban services in Mumbai division on Sunday time table, which means it will ply fewer trains, compared to weekdays when trains are run in full capacity. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC “In view of IMD forecast of very heavy rainfall coupled with high tide on Wednesday, Central Railway will run suburban services on July 3 in Mumbai Division as per Sunday timetable,” chief spokesperson of Central Railway Sunil Udasi said. Special suburban services will be operated if the need arises, he said. However, Western Railway’s services were normal, giving much respite to commuters. No major accidents were reported on Wednesday, except a fire in an electric meter box at Tagor Nagar in suburban Vikhroli (E). A BMC spokesperson said two persons suffered burn injuries in the incident and have been admitted to Sion Hospital.last_img read more

Crab mentality exists in small towns Super 30s Anand Kumar

first_imgMumbai: Educationist and founder of the ‘Super 30’ programme Anand Kumar says he faced several problems in continuing his journey to educate underprivileged children in Patna.He blames the “crab in the bucket” mentality of people in small towns for all the obstacles which came his way while educating the children.”When it comes to a big city like Mumbai, there are so many celebrities, famous people are living in harmony and no one will try to pull the other person down… but that is not how the small town culture works and it is very unfortunate. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”Crab mentality exists in small-town society and therefore many influential people tend to harass and pull down anyone who does not belong to elite, privileged society,” Kumar told IANS.He alongside IPS officer and educationist Abhayanand started his ‘Super 30′ programme in 2002, with the intention to provide free education to students who prepare for the Joint Entrance Exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Kumar does not take any donation from any individual or organisation and is single-handedly mansging the funds for this education programme. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotKumar said: “From the time I started Super 30, my sole intention was to give those deserving children an opportunity to achieve their dream and poor financial background should never stop them. “Of course, there are life threats I have got, my family suffered and I know we have to face that even more, but they cannot stop me.”As the film “Super 30” , featuring Hrithik Roshan, is all set to release on July 12, Kumar hopes that his story will motivate youngsters to follow their dreams and will make them believe in the fact that “hard work always pays off, no matter which background one comes from”. Does he look at the biopic as a new stepping stone to his success?” Hrithik is a huge star and has a global reach to the audience…So I believe people will get to know the essence of my life in more detail now.”Kumar’s happiness lies in his students’ success.”It gives me immense joy when my student comes to meet me after earning his/her first salary or getting a job in some prestigious company. It feels good to see them making their parents feel proud. No materialistic gain can offer you that happiness…” Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film “Super 30” went through a little turmoil for its release but Kumar said that he was never worried about the situation.”Whether it is Hrithik, Vikasji or the producers of the film – everyone put a lot of hard work in the project and it is a story that’s worth waiting to come out. Since I have faced a lot of obstacles in my life since forever, my father told me that the darker the night is, the brighter the morning. “So I was not disturbed regarding the back and forth of the release date,” he added.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks end mostly higher

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks struggled to a mostly higher finish on Wall Street as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere.The Dow Jones industrial average was held back by a loss in Apple. Other indexes closed higher.Hess and Verizon each rose 2 per cent.Some health insurers turned higher as support dwindled for the Senate Republicans’ latest effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Molina Healthcare jumped 4.5 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1 point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,502.The Dow fell 9 points, less than 0.1 per cent, to 22,349. The Nasdaq rose 4 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6,426.Small-company stocks did better than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 rose 6 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,450, a record.___11:45 a.m.Stock indexes are slightly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as the market heads for its second decline in a row.Health care and technology stocks pulled the market lower Friday. UnitedHealth, a major insurer, dropped 2.2 per cent and Apple gave up 1.7 per cent.Banks also fell. Bank of America lost 1.2 per cent.Sprint jumped 4.6 per cent after Reuters reported it was getting close to signing a deal with T-Mobile.The Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,498.The Dow Jones industrials fell 13 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 22,343. The Nasdaq lost 7 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6,415.Small-company stocks did better than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 index rose 4 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,448.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as technology companies and banks decline.Apple fell another 1 per cent early Friday as investors give a tepid reception to its new lineup of iPhones.Financial stocks are down as bond yields decline. Bank of America lost 1.2 per cent.Sprint jumped 4 per cent after Reuters reported it was getting close to signing a deal with T-Mobile.The Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,498.The Dow Jones industrials fell 13 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 22,343. The Nasdaq lost 7 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6,415.Bond prices rose as tensions with North Korea escalated. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.25 per cent.last_img read more

Algerian Police Assault Moroccos Raja of Casablanca Players

Rabat- The Algerian police has reportedly assaulted the players of Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca following the second leg of the African Champions’ League match that pitted them against Wifak Stef.Like the first leg of the competition, the second leg ended in a 2-2 draw. The fate of the match was decided in a session of penalty shootouts which titled in favor of the Algerian side.But as the Moroccan team was exiting the pitch, it was assaulted by the Algerian police, as well as by the President Wifak Stef. According to Mohammed Boudrika, President of Raja of Casablanca, who was speaking on Radio Mars following the match, his team was beaten up by the Algerian police, which left 10 people injured.Boudrika went on to add that the President of the Algerian side entered the pitch, beat Raja players and abused them verbally. read more

UN welcomes United States removal of entry restriction based on HIV status

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), issued a statement saying the move by US President Barack Obama overturns a restriction that was discriminatory and did not protect public health.“Today’s announcement reinforces the position of the US as a global leader in HIV policy and practice,” Mr. Sidibé said. “This policy change is a significant step forward by the United States towards promoting human rights in the AIDS response.”The statement noted that the US Government had already concluded that maintaining HIV status on a list of excludable entry conditions would not result in public health benefits and contributed towards the stigmatization of HIV-infected people.Mr. Obama announced the change today as he signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, which has provided treatment and support services to people living with HIV since 1990. The legislation is named after Ryan White, a teenage boy who became a nationally known figure in the US in the 1980s as he battled discrimination and ostracism after contracting HIV from a contaminated blood treatment. He died in 1990.Mr. Sidibé said UNAIDS described the Ryan White programme “as an integral part of the global AIDS response and a gesture of the United States towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people within the United States living with HIV.” 30 October 2009The United Nations agency spearheading the world body’s efforts to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic today welcomed the decision of the United States to remove 22-year-old entry restrictions based on HIV status. read more

REVENGE IN MONTPELLIER RK Vardar win in derby of two last EHF

← Previous Story IHF about CAS decision: We are the owners of all rights Next Story → Veszprem tight win over Kielce What a revenge in the clash of the two last EHF Champions League winners. The Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje showed that they are able to fight for the third EHF CL Final4 in a row even without Raul Gonzales, Arpad Sterbik, Luka Cindric, Joan Canellas by beating reigning EHF CL winners Montpellier Handball in France – 27:24 (12:11).Surprisingly, the main role in his debut at European elite competition had Serbian goalie on the Vardar’s goal-line Dejan Milosavljev with 16 saves! MONPELJE – VARDAR SKOPJE 24:27 (11:12)MONPELJE : Gérard (12 saves), Portner; Gérard (1/1), Simonet (2/2), Caussé (1/2), Truchanovicius (0/4), Grébille (1/1), Pettersson (2/2), Richardson (1/6), Kavticnik (6/6 – 3), Bonnefond (2/2), Faustin (2/3), Porte (3/5), Bingo (2/2), Afgour, Soussi, Mamdouh (1/5)VARDAR SKOPJE: Milosavljev (16 saves), Mishevski, Kizic; Ocvirk, Popovski, Kristopans (3/8), Ferreira (1/5), Karacic (2/3), Skube (5/6), Kalarash, Cupic (6/6 (2)), Dibiroc (1/2), Shishkarev (0/1), Borozan (8/11), Vojvodic, Kiselev (1/3) EHF Champions LeagueHC Montpellier HandballRK Vardar Skopje read more

School Delays In Effect For Parts Of Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula School District has issued a two hour delay start for schools in the southern peninsula and Seward areas following an early morning earthquake and tsunami warning. Schools that will have a two hour delay include: Chapman Elementary School; Fireweed Academy; Homer Flex School; Homer High School; Homer Middle School; Kachemak Selo School; McNeil Canyon Elementary School; Nikolaevsk School; Paul Banks Elementary School; Razdolna School; Voznesenka School; West Homer Elementary SchoolNanwalek School; Port Graham School; Susan B. English SchoolMoose Pass Elementary School; Seward Elementary School; Seward High School; Seward Middle School; Hope School According to Dave Jones, Assistant Superintendent KPBSD the schools in the central Kenai  Peninsula area will be operating on their normal school schedules and start times.last_img read more

Paste Launches Online Ad Network

first_imgPurdy says Paste Nation may eventually add additional sites to the network, but will do so slowly. “We won’t go adding willy-nilly,” he said. Paste joins a growing number of publishers experimenting with niche ad networks large and small. In April, Cygnus Business Media, Nielsen Business Media, Reed Business Information and McGraw-Hill launched an online advertising network to leverage their combined traffic for marketers. Earlier this year Forbes launched an ad network comprised of about 400 financial blogs. And Condé Nast, Viacom Inc., CBS Corp. and other major media companies also have unveiled topic-specific ad networks to lure advertisers that want to buy more ads than any single site can sell. Paste, the Decatur, Georgia-based music magazine, today announced the launch of an online advertising network—“Paste Nation”—that it hopes will entice advertisers to spend their marketing dollars in a single ad buy.The network of 14 “tastemaking” sites covering music, film and culture includes influential music blogs Brooklyn Vegan, Largehearted Boy and Aquarium Drunkard, social networks Virb and Spout, PopMatters and the Web site of Seattle’s KEXP radio station.According to Paste publisher Nick Purdy, the network’s combined traffic averages about 4.3 million visitors per month and 28 million page views. The network has already brought in large, music-friendly accounts such as Google, Apple, Microsoft Zune, Dr. Martens and Southern Comfort, as well as Live Nation and Universal Music.In exchange for inclusion in Paste’s network, the sites will get exposure and a share of the revenue, Purdy said. (Paste takes a 20 percent commission for ads sold across the network.)last_img read more

Trump official Eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products

first_img Mobile Tech Industry Security Politics 4:59 Huawei’s P30 looks like fantastic forbidden fruit 0 Post a comment The eased restrictions are apparently the result of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing over the weekend at the G20 summit to restart trade talks.Trump’s new eased restrictions drew bipartisan criticism from US senators, who worry that China will use them to get its tech installed globally, Reuters reported. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential primary, warned that reversing sanctions would be a “catastrophic mistake.””It will destroy the credibility of his administrations [sic] warnings about the threat posed by the company, no one will ever again take them seriously,” Rubio tweeted Saturday. Tags 18 Photoscenter_img US companies can apparently sell some equipment to Huawei again. Stephen Shankland/CNET President Donald Trump has agreed to ease restrictions on companies selling equipment to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, but a White House official has clarified that it’s not a “general amnesty.”US companies will be able to sell only widely available products to the embattled Chinese phonemaker, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow said on Fox News Sunday.”All that is going to happen is Commerce will grant some additional licenses where there is a general availability” of equipment like chips, he told Fox News host Chris Wallace — referencing the federal department responsible for the restrictions. The Commerce Department issued a temporary reprieve to Huawei in May.That happened in the wake of Trump signing an executive order essentially banning Huawei due to national security fears that the company is too cozy with the Chinese government and that its gear could be used to spy on other countries and companies. Huawei has repeatedly denied this. Now playing: Watch this: Huawei Donald Trump On the Democratic side, 2020 presidential hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio said Trump “folded like a cheap suit” on Huawei, according to Politico.”I thought that was the one piece that we could count on President Trump to hold the line on for national security reasons,” Ryan said.However, Kudlow emphasized that Huawei would remain on the US blacklist and that Saturday’s deal “is not the last word.”Neither the White House nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.First published July 1 at 4:52 a.m. PT.Update, 6:37 a.m.: Adds more detail. What is going on between Huawei and the US? Share your voicelast_img read more

Prabhas Saaho makers to hold special screening of teaser at this place

first_imgLeaked still of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor from SaahoTwitterThe makers of Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor will hold a special screening of its teaser, an hour before its release on the internet, at the Prasad Lab in Hyderabad on Thursday.On June 10, the producers of Saaho had announced that its much-awaited teaser would be released on June 13. Along with this announcement, they also released a poster featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor. But some fans of Prabhas were upset with the poster as it did not feature the Baahubali actor.The much-awaited teaser of Saaho would hit the internet at 11.23 am on Thursday. UV Creations tweeted, “Witness the teaser of biggest action entertainer of the year in 2 days. Unveiling #SaahoTeaser on 13th June.” Later the makers added, “The action begins in a day. Unveiling #SaahoTeaser at 11:23 AM tomorrow.”But the producers have planned to screen the teaser of Saaho before releasing it officially on YouTube and other social media platforms. “We cordially invite you to the teaser projection of India’s most prestigious action thriller Saaho at Prasad Lab in Hyderabad at 10.00 am tomorrow (June 13),” reads the invitation sent by the makes of the film.Saaho is scheduled for grand worldwide release on August 15. The huge success of Prabhas’ last outing Baahubali 2 has generated massive hype for this movie and its stunning promos have skyrocketed the curiosity and expectations from the movie. The movie is releasing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and a few other languages and trade experts feel that the film will topple all the collections records.Trade Analyst Rohit Jaiswal tweeted, “#Saaho will WIPE OUT, DEMOLISH & DESTROY its competitors on 15th August 2019, No Comments for regional language collection, as far as Hindi version is concerned, I am Expecting 25-30cr Day 1, unless a blunder done by director or PR team…#Prabhas will Shatter records for sure.”last_img read more