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‘Not the end of world for Murray,’ says Federer

first_img\R London, Jul 2 (AFP) Roger Federer believes Andy Murray made the right decision to withdraw from Wimbledon, insisting it’s “not the end of the world” for the two-time winner. Murray, 31, pulled out on Sunday, less than 24 hours before the start of the tournament, fearing that his long-standing hip injury would not cope with the rigours of two weeks of five-set tennis. “It must be a tough decision but one he’s taking for his career, and his life as well,” said eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer. “I think it’s probably a wise decision. He would give everything to play here and that’s why it hurts.” Murray, the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon winner, had only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January. He originally suffered the setback in a five-set loss to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at the All England Club last July. “It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon,” Murray, who played just three matches in his comeback, said in a statement. “I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last 10 days but, after lengthy discussions with my team and with a heavy heart, we’ve decided that playing best-of-five-set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process.” Murray, whose ranking is down to 156, will now turn his attention to the American hard-court season that culminates in the US Open. He is next scheduled to play in Washington beginning on July 30. “We did everything we could to try to be ready in time. I will start practising on the hard courts and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I’m looking forward to the US hard-court season,” Murray added.advertisement – ‘Sad he’s not playing’ – ========================== Federer believes it would be foolish to write off Murray as a major force in the sport. “If you’re just not feeling it in the morning to walk out there and play best-of-five a few times in a row, what’s the point? You’re only going to have a setback and then everybody’s even more unhappy,” said the defending champion who begins his bid for a ninth title at Wimbledon later Monday against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic. “I’m sad that he’s not playing Wimbledon. It’s a big loss. He’s one of the big guys here. “It’s not the end of the world and we all hope he’s going to come back stronger and win some epic battles on centre court again.” Murray, who was due to face France’s Benoit Paire in the first round, signed off on his statement by saying: “If anyone needs a coach over the next couple weeks give me buzz!” German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, who has yet to get past the last 16 at Wimbledon, was among the first to seek out Murray’s expertise. “If you’ve got nothing better to do the next two weeks and feel like coaching hit me up,” he wrote on Instagram. Nick Kyrgios, who beat Murray in his comeback match at Queen’s last month, added: “Let’s make it happen. I know you like a challenge.” US Open women’s champion Sloane Stephens joined in, writing: “As you know, my coach is always asleep!!!! We need help!!!! Warm up is at 10:30, court 5 — see you there?” Murray’s place in the draw goes to Jason Jung of Taiwan, the world number 154 who has just one win on the main tour in 2018. The American-born 29-year-old has never played a main draw match at the Slams. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

India-Pakistan friendship blossoms on foreign shores at Asian Games 2018

first_imgSporting events like the ongoing Asian Games provide an unique stage for athletes from India and Pakistan mingle freely and even cheer for each other, especially given the current diplomatic hostilities between the two neighboring countries.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharma won gold for India in the men’s doubles tennis, but they found the support of the Pakistani tennis contingent during the semifinal round at the Jakabaring Tennis Center.Pakistani players were seen making a beeline for a picture with Bopanna, who reached a Grand Slam final with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi back in 2010.The Bopanna-Qureshi pair used to called the ‘Peace Express’ for never missing a chance to stress on the need for peace between the two nations.”I have played some of the best tennis of my life in India, made great friends there, especially Delhi. I remain in constant touch with them. Whenever I played in Delhi, it was like home away from home,” Pakistan tennis veteran Aqil Khan, who won a host of ITF Futures titles in India between 2000 and 2010, told PTI.”I have also been to Hyderabad, loved the food there. It is exactly what I eat in Karachi. Delhi is the place I miss the most. After matches at DLTA, we used to go out to eat in places like Green Park and South Ex.”It was as if I was playing in my own city,” said the 38-year-old, whose last of the many memorable visits to India came during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.Khan is in the twilight of his long career but like him, the Pakistani youngsters, including Muhammad Abid and Muzammil Murtaza, would love to play in India “if they get the visa”.advertisement The same warmth between the athletes of two countries was visible at the shooting range, where India has had a productive campaign so far.Pistol shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, who qualified for the Rio Olympics, says it is only natural that they get along well with their Indian counterparts.”There is instant connection with the Indians. We speak the same language so there is not even a language barrier which we might face with shooter of other countries. We are always friendly with each other,” the 31-year-old Bashir told PTI.He often discusses his game with India pistol coach Jaspal Rana, a four-time gold medallist at the Asian Games.”We talk about shooting and we talk about other things also,” added Bashir, who is a marine in Pakistan Navy.But there are times, when one has to be careful, especially in the shooting fraternity.”Most of the shooters in Pakistan come from the defence forces. We get along well but you have to maintain a distance. Otherwise, there are no issues. I remember going to Karachi once. We were treated very nicely,” said Rana.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more


first_imgThe latest U.S. Census estimates show that Nebraska’s and Iowa’s populations continued growing at a slow, steady pace over the past year.The Census Bureau released the latest figures as of July 1st.Nebraska’s population rose to 1,929,268 between 2017 and this year.The state gained 11,693 residents and grew at a rate of 0.61 percent.Iowa’s estimated population grew 12,508 to 3,156,145, growing at a rate of 0.4 percent.The United States population grew by more than 2 million to 327,167,434.The nation’s population grew at a rate of 0.62 percent.last_img

The 20 Most Important People to the 2015 Season (No. 4)

first_imgKyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 4 (!) days away.Porter: Victor Salako is No. 4 on my list. The backup plan at left tackles just isn’t all that great. Redshirt freshman Matt Mucha is listed as the second of two left tackles although the reshuffle if Salako ever went down might be a little less straightforward than that.Mason Rudolph needs to be able to trust the guys blocking behind him and Salako offers that security blanket. It’s probably not as easy as saying that UAB ranked No. 71 in sacks allowed last year to Oklahoma State’s 113th, but it might be.AdChoices广告He’s even gotten the respect of the man who Boone has as his fourth-most important player, Emmanuel Ogbah.“And Victor (Salako), too. He’s done a lot. He’s a big guy so I like going against him in practice. It gives me more experience and helps make me better every time I go against him.”Boone: I have Emmanuel Ogbah here, and I feel a little guilty because it’s pretty difficult to rank a potential first round draft pick higher than No. 1. Ogbah is an absolute animal who will likely draw double and even triple teams several times throughout the season, which could free up Bean opposite him.Even though the tackle position has been solidified since Salako’s arrival, Gundy pointed out that Ogbah still causes evaluation problems. “It’s hard to evaluate our (offensive) tackles, because of Ogbah,” Gundy told The Oklahoman. “He just runs everybody over and gets to the quarterback. (Zach) Crabtree and Victor (Salako) have been really good. But it’s not fun all the time if you got a guy running around you. Ogbah may flatten out, but he’s been difficult to deal with.”Luckily, Ogbah will be causing other coaches problems soon.No. 5 (Porter: Gundy | Boone: Carson)No. 6 (Porter: Ogbah | Boone: Sheperd)No. 7 (Porter: Bean | Boone: Childs)No. 8 (Porter: Spencer | Boone: Taylor)No. 9 (Porter: Carson | Boone: Washington)No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin) While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Asked Who Can Challenge Alabama, Clemson

first_imgKirk Herbstreit on the set of ESPN's College GameDayNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay returned to the television sets across America as the 2019 college football season officially kicked off.Before tonight’s game between Miami and Florida, the GameDay crew broke down a plethora of topics.Among those discussions this morning was which program can challenge Alabama and Clemson for a national title.The common names that popped up were Georgia and Ohio State, but Kirk Herbstreit had a more interesting response. He thinks the Texas Longhorns have what it takes to win a national title this season.Earlier in the week, Herbstreit revealed his picks for the College Football Playoff.Herbie picked Texas to win the Big 12, Alabama to win the SEC, Clemson to win the ACC and Ohio State to win the Big Ten.In the playoff, he picked Alabama to defeat Texas and Clemson to beat Ohio State, setting up a national title game between Alabama and Clemson – again. He then has the Tide getting revenge for last year’s last in the title game.So while he thinks the Longhorns have what it takes to compete for it all this season, he clearly doesn’t think they’re ready just yet.Making the College Football Playoff would be a huge step in the right direction though.last_img read more

Celebrate National Pizza Day with this Hearty Mushroom Pie Recipe

first_img How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Editors’ Recommendations Pizza is the perfect meal. You can eat it with your hands, it covers all of the food groups, and even when it’s bad, it’s actually pretty good. We love pies of all kinds, whether they’re super traditional or a modern spin on the classics. Pizza deserves to be loved, praised, and appreciated, which is why we’re celebrating National Pizza Day (Friday, February 9). We asked one of our favorite chefs, Dale Talde, how he’s celebrating the holiday this year.Talde, along with his partners David Massoni and John Bush, opened his first Manhattan restaurant in the Arlo Nomad Hotel late last year. Massoni is an “inauthentic Italian” restaurant that spins old-school dishes into something entirely new and refreshing. Think fried arancini but with biryani-style rice and malfade pasta with uni, serrano ham, and smoked onion dashi.“I think that, as we move forward, we will continue to see a wider net of dope-ass pizzas with people pushing the limits beyond your typical NYC and Neapolitan slices,” Talde said. “There will still be a healthy respect for tradition, but the limits of what goes on top of a pizza, as well as what is expected in regards to the crust, will be pushed.”While we love all the options at Massoni, we’re here for Talde’s take on his favorite pan pizza. The crust is thick, crunchy, and has that slightly oily texture that’s borderline ethereal when it’s done just right. As for the toppings, he uses everything from Buffalo chicken to a mix of pepperoni, pickled peppers, and honey, but we especially love the mushroom pizza combined with French onion mascarpone and smoked mozzarella. Check out the recipe below and do try this at home.Massoni’s Mushroom PizzaIngredients:1 piece pizza dough3 eggs3 oz smoked mozzarella2 oz mozzarella2 oz roasted mushrooms*2 oz French onion mascarpone**’Cheddar to tasteMethod:Top pizza with mozzarella and spread evenly across the pan. Sprinkle the edges with cheddar.Top with smoked mozzarella, mushrooms, and raw egg.Bake 10-12 minutes.Garnish with French onion mascarpone from a squeeze bottle.Roasted mushrooms*Ingredients:5 lb mushrooms6 sprigs fresh thymeMethod:Coat the bottom of a large pan with oil. Once the oil is almost smoking, add in half of the mushrooms.Cook until most of the moisture from the ‘shrooms is gone, they should have a nice color on them.Add salt to taste and half of the thyme.Remove and place on a parchment-lined sheet tray to cool. Repeat with remaining mushrooms.French onion mascarpone**Ingredients:5,000 g onions1,000 g mascarpone600 g cream cheese350 g horseradish100 g balsamic vinegar100 g worcestershire sauce70 g shallots, finely chopped10 grams kosher salt5 grams ground black pepper8 sprigs fresh thyme, choppedMethod:Caramelize onions low and slow.Once cooled, rough chop the onions.Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Check seasoning.Store and label. Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes How to Cook Steak in the Ovenlast_img read more

Road Improvements in Western District

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Road Improvements in WesternDistrict Three counties in the western part of the province will see roadand bridge improvements this fall. The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Workswill spend about $2.6 million on road and bridge improvements inAnnapolis, Kings and Lunenburg counties. “These improvements will strengthen the network of roads andbridges in the western part of Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell,Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Better roads andbridges means improved services and safer travel for allmotorists.” In Annapolis County, more than six kilometres of Highway 101 willbe repaved, from the Trunk 8 overpass at Exit 22 at Lequille. In Lunenburg and Kings counties, two sections of Trunk 12 will berepaved. One section includes about five kilometres south onForties Road in New Ross. The other section begins at theLunenburg County line to Legge Road in Kings County, about threekilometres. The repaving contracts were awarded to Dexter Construction. Workis expected to be complete this fall. In Lunenburg County, R. J. Dickey Contracting is working onrepairs to the Old Town Bridge in Bridgewater, which should befinished in October. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from offices in Bridgewater,Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan remanded to NIA custody

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday send Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, arrested near Red Fort earlier, to NIA custody till March 29. Khan is believed to be a close associate of the Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan. During the in-chamber proceedings Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal allowed the anti-terror agency to quiz him in the case. The National Investigation Agency told the court that the accused custody was required to unearth the deep-rooted conspiracy behind the February 14 attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead.last_img

Transportation agency orders hearing into Air Transat tarmac delays

OTTAWA — Air Transat’s president has taken aim at the Liberal government’s proposed passenger bill of rights, writing that the legislation may unfairly punish airlines for delays that spiral out of control.Jean-Francois Lemay made the comment in a response last week to the Canadian Transportation Agency about an incident July 31 in which two Air Transat planes sat for hours on an Ottawa tarmac.The agency said Wednesday that it plans to hold a public hearing at the end of this month about the incident, noting in a release that broader talks about how the airline industry must respond to tarmac delays will be dealt with after Parliament approves the Liberal bill.The Liberals plan to pass their bill, known as C-49, before the end of the year with hearings on the legislation set to begin in early September even before the House of Commons officially resumes sitting after its summer break.Lemay’s letter to the agency suggested that what went wrong in Ottawa just over a week ago shows the Liberals must force airports to “provide critical infrastructure and related operational ground support in a timely manner” if the government intends to place new obligations on airlines.“Indeed, as we have clearly seen in this case, the tendency is to focus solely on the actions of the airline,” Lemay wrote in the letter released by the agency.“This must not be the basis for informed legislation going forward.”In a statement, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the planned passenger rights regime would create “clear and fair standards” for how airline passengers have to be treated in cases of long delays on the tarmac, overbooking, cancellations or lost or damaged baggage.“When passengers buy an airline ticket, they expect and deserve that the airline will respect its agreement with them,” he said. “When the terms of that agreement are not met, passengers should know their rights and be entitled to compensation where appropriate.“There should be a certain minimum standard of treatment when things do not go as planned.”Things appeared to go awry last week when storms forced two Montreal-bound two Air Transat flights, one from Rome, the other from Brussels, to land in Ottawa on July 31, along with several other flights that had to be rerouted.Air Transat and the Ottawa airport have blamed each other for what followed, which was an hours-long wait on the tarmac, during which one passenger aboard the Brussels flight dialled 911 to get help. Lemay’s letter blames the airport for failing to refuel the Brussels plane — which would have let kept the air conditioning on — and a deluge of rerouted flights that clogged available gates.The flight attendants on both planes offered whatever drinks they had left to passengers stuck on the plane, Lemay wrote, but what was left after the transatlantic flights was quickly exhausted as temperatures in the cabins crept up.Eventually, the two planes were refuelled, with the Rome flight taking off four hours after landing in Ottawa and the Brussels flight taking two more hours to leave because of problems starting the engines.Lemay argued that during the whole ordeal, some of which played out on social media, there was no way to get passengers off the planes safely.The agency said it will hold a hearing in Ottawa Aug. 30 and 31 after it collects written and verbal submissions from anyone directly involved, or affected by the incidents. Interested individuals or organizations can contact the inquiry officer at Transat has said it welcomes the agency’s inquiry. read more

Nepalese diplomat named UN envoy for least developed countries and small island

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of the Ambassador of Nepal to the United Nations as his top aide dealing with some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. Gyan Chandra Acharya of Nepal will serve as Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, replacing Cheick Sidi Diarra of Mali, who has served in that post since 2007. According to a media note announcing the appointment, Mr. Acharya’s nearly three decades of diplomatic service have regularly placed him in the frontlines of bilateral, regional and global issues, where he has consistently highlighted and advocated for the interests and concerns of least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states.Most recently, Mr. Acharya, 52, served as Chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of the Group of Least Developed Countries and was closely involved in the recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June. read more

PayPal ruins Christmas for over 200 kids

first_imgRegretsy describes itself as the “fail blog of hand crafts” with posts featuring items taken mainly from Etsy. The gallery holds images of some of the weirdest, most odd, and down right awful items people are trying to sell through the Etsy marketplace. Some of them are just hilarious or leave you a little dumbfounded as to why they ever got made.This year Regretsy has tried to do something nice for Christmas by buying presents for kids in need and creating a gift exchange program. In total, more than 200 kids were set to receive gifts and even some cash due to how successful the campaign had been. However, what looked to be a very happy Christmas for lots of kids has now been completely ruined by PayPal.In order to collect money for the gifts, Regretsy added a PayPal Donate button to their site. According to PayPal, that button can only be used by a nonprofit, even though the terms and conditions state worthy causes qualify too, which this seems to be. PayPal didn’t agree though, and shut down the account with all the money in it. Regretsy cannot access the money and therefore cannot use it for the kids.It gets worse. In order to unlock the account PayPal has insisted Regretsy refund all the donations made and cancel any purchases that haven’t been processed yet. If Regretsy wants to close their PayPal account completely, they must send a letter admitting that what they did was wrong and asking permission to close the account.We have yet to hear PayPal’s side of the story, and we may never see them divulge the full details publicly, but so far this doesn’t make much sense. Regretsy has been flagged as breaking some of PayPal’s rules and all their money has been locked down. It could remain locked for 6 months. PayPal also extended the account block to Helen Killer’s personal account as well as the Regretsy one she administers.The real kicker is the fact that PayPal gets to keep the money it made from the transactions and donations. As Killer points out in her post, PayPal took a portion of the donations, collected a fee from every gift Regretsy bought, and a further fee on each transaction processed. None of that money will be given back even though the service is forcing Regretsy to issue refunds.Check out the link below for the full story including an unbelievable conversation with a PayPal representative that includes the statement “We know what you’re doing and we’re through playing games with you.”Read more at RegretsyUpdate: PayPal have understandably heard about the coverage this issue is getting and have contacted us about it. Here’s what we received by way of a PayPal respresentative:“We can’t comment specifically on the account due to our privacy policy. However, we can confirm that the funds have been released and we are working directly with the account holder on this matter. We are also making a donation to Regretsy to help families in need this holiday season.  We’re very sorry this occurred.For reference, we have clear guidelines for any business who uses PayPal to accept donations. For example, we require certain documentation to prevent misuse of the donated funds and, if the recipient claims charitable status, to determine whether they are properly registered.  As a regulated payment service, we’re also required by law to follow these guidelines.We appreciate that this can be an inconvenience, but we have a responsibility to all our customers – both donors and recipients; or buyers and sellers. In this instance, we recognized our error and moved as swiftly as possible to fix it.”last_img read more

Judge orders parents arrest after girl misses every day of first year

first_img Judge orders parents’ arrest after girl misses every day of first year in school The man and woman were not present when their case was called. Apr 15th 2019, 3:55 PM A JUDGE HAS ordered the arrest of both the mother and father of a young girl who did not progress into secondary school and has missed every day of first year.The parents were due to appear at Dublin District Court today accused of neglecting their child’s education.The prosecution against the west Dublin couple has been brought by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.They had been served with summonses and the prosecution had its first listing before Judge Anthony Halpin. However, the man and woman were not present when their case was called. Solicitor Stephanie O’Meara, prosecuting, told Judge Halpin the parents had been personally served with the summonses.She said their daughter had not progressed into secondary school. The child had missed “100 per cent of first year in secondary school”, it was alleged.WarrantsDue to the lack of engagement an application for a bench warrant was made in respect of the parents.Judge Halpin noted their non-attendance and acceded to the request to issue bench warrants for both, to have them arrested and brought before the court.A parent could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act for not complying with an official warnings about a child’s school attendance.It is alleged the mother and father contravened a school attendance notice sent earlier.The notice is a warning that legal action would follow if a child did not attend school regularly. Before doing this, the Child and Family Agency’s educational welfare services must make reasonable efforts to consult with the parents and the child.Under the Act the minimum age for leaving school was raised to 16 years or the completion of three years of post-primary education.Meanwhile, two other truancy related prosecutions against parents were adjourned today by Judge Halpin who noted they needed time to obtain legal representation.Comments are closed for legal reasons By Tom Tuite No Comments Image: Share30 Tweet Email2 Short URL 51,249 Views Monday 15 Apr 2019, 3:55 PM Image: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Khazri joins SaintEtienne

first_imgWahbi Khazri has left English side Sunderland to join Saint-Etienne, according to Goal.The Tunisian has called time on his nightmare spell with Sunderland after playing only 42 times in three seasons to sign for French Club Saint-Etienne.Khazri captained his country Tunisia to the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia scoring twice and providing the assists as the Carthage Eagles failed to move beyond the group stages of the competition.Tunisia were placed in group G alongside eventual second runners-up Belgium, England and new comers Panama. They manage a single victory which was a 2-1 win over Panama before they were eliminated and sent home.Khazri spent last season on loan from Sunderland with Rennes in France scoring nine times in 27 appearances.Victor Osimhen taking over Ligue 1 Taimoor Khan – August 29, 2019 He might have only recently joined Lille but Victor Osimhen has perfectly adjusted to life in Ligue 1 and scored a brace to hand…That form led to Saint-Etienne signing the winger on a four-year deal from Sunderland for a fee thought to be around £8million.The 27-year-old signed for Wearside based Sunderland in January 2016 from Bordeaux helping the club avoid the drop to the Sky Bet Championship that season. He only manages three goals in 42 appearances for the now relegated team who find themselves in the championship.Frederic Paquet, Saint-Etienne director believes that Khazri can improve much more as he returns back to France.“At his age now Wahbi has reached more maturity. He led from the front for his country with outstanding performances though they failed to make it past the group stages.” Paquet said.“He’s has a lot of character and he’s a gifted technical footballer as well. I’m sure he’ll do well for us.”last_img read more

Carjacking subject flees after police pursuit ends in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies have set up a perimeter in an effort to catch a carjacking subject after a police pursuit came to an end in Fort Lauderdale.Broward Sheriff’s Office and Fort Lauderdale Police swarmed a vehicle after the driver bailed out in the area of Northwest 18th Avenue and Sixth Street, Friday afternoon.Deputies and officers set up a perimeter in the area.One person was detained for questioning.However, it’s unclear what, if any, relation they have to the carjacking.If you have any information on this carjacking, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Voting affected as EVM malfunctions reported in Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu slams

first_imgIn picture: An electronic voting machine.Twitter/Doordarshan News [Representational Image]As India enters the voting session for the first phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, trouble has erupted in many polling stations as electronic voting machines (EVMs) malfunctions have been reported in many places. EVM glitches have been reported from Andhra Pradesh where the voters have queued in huge numbers to cast their votes from 7 am.Voting for 175 assembly seats and 25 parliamentary seats in AP is being held currently in a single-phase election. There are a total of 3,93,45,717 registered voters in the state, including 1,94,62,339 male, 1,98,79,421 female and 3,957 transgenders. Of the total, 10.15 lakh are first-time voters in the age group 18-19, reports PTI.Chief Minister of AP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu has slammed the Election Commission (EC) for the malfunction of EVM’s. He wrote to the EC claiming that nearly 30 per cent of the EVM’s are not working properly till 10 am.In Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa and Kurnool regions the voting did not start till 9 am as the voting machines had some troubles. Similar reports of EVM malfunctioning has been reported from different parts of the state.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh Gopala Krishna Dwivedi was not able to cast his vote due to such malfunctions. He came to the Christianpeta Municipal High School in Tadepalli town of Guntur district to vote.Dwivedi said that about 50 polling stations across the state have reported EVM glitches. He also pulled up the election officials in the polling station for not taking enough precautions. He said that technical teams were on the job to replace the faulty EVM’s and enable polling.last_img read more

Family University Must Disarm Officers After Fatality

first_imgBy The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by Portland State University campus police on Friday demanded that the university immediately disarm its campus officers.Jason Erik Washington was shot on June 29 while trying to break up a fight outside a bar near the university’s downtown campus.Jason Erik Washington (Courtesy Photo/Facebook)In the family’s first public statements on the shooting, Washington’s brother compared the incident to other high-profile shootings of Black men, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported .Family members attended a news conference and stood side-by-side wearing T-shirts bearing Washington’s image as Andre Washington spoke.“What this community experienced on the morning of June 29, 2018 is not uncommon in this city and around the country,” said Andre Washington said. “Black men being gunned down by White police officers is an affliction in America.”The family also demanded that the two officers involved, identified by the university as Shawn McKenzie and James Dewey, be fired.McKenzie and Dewey were placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting.Authorities have not said how many bullets were fired or whose shots hit Washington.The Portland Police Bureau is investigating the shooting.Cellphone video shot by a witness shows Washington repeatedly trying to restrain a friend as a group of other men follow them down a sidewalk. It seems as if Washington is about to succeed in getting his friend inside and away from a fight when the friend breaks away and swings at someone and is knocked to the ground.Washington enters the fray and is knocked the ground. As he falls, a black object can be seen in his hip pocket.The camera jerks away from the action shortly after the fall and doesn’t show the shooting, but someone can be heard shouting, “Gun!”Witness Keyaira Smith told several news outlets that the object was a gun. Washington was shot as he was trying to retrieve it from the sidewalk, she has said.Washington, a Navy veteran, a father of three, a grandfather and an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, had a valid license to carry a concealed weapon in Multnomah County, where Portland is located.“Jason Washington supported the Second Amendment. Jason Washington supported social issues. And perhaps the most ironic of all, Jason Washington supported the police,” his brother said. “Think about that.”The university issued a statement after the rally, saying that PSU offers its “deepest condolences to Jason Washington’s family.”“We fully recognize the severity of what has occurred,” the statement said. “We understand there are a lot of unanswered questions right now, and it’s very important to answer them. That’s why it’s important to have multiple comprehensive investigations.”PSU students staged an earlier protest over the university’s decision to arm its campus police.The university’s board of trustees voted in 2015 to arm its police force over objections from students.A vigil was planned for later Friday at the location where Washington was shot.___Information from: KOPB-FM, http://news.opb.orglast_img read more

Drawing a unique connect Hills celebrate Tiwar with religious fervour

first_imgDarjeeling: The unique festival of “Tiwar” commenced with “Kak Tiwar” on Monday in Darjeeling and Kalimpong.Dipawali is celebrated in a unique way in Darjeeling. The 5 days of “Tiwar” or “Yamapanchak,” is commemorated in the honour of “Yamraj” — the mythological Lord of Death. The first day of Tiwar is Kak Tiwar, dedicated to the crows, believed to be the bird associated with Yamraj. On this day food is left on rooftops and open spaces for the crows. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe next day is Kukur Tiwar. On this day marigold garlands are put on dogs with vermillion being applied on the forehead of dogs. The dog is offered a sumptuous meal. Even stray dogs are not left out on this day and people offer food to them as well. The third day of Tiwar, which falls on the day of Dipawali, is commemorated as Gai Tiwar. Early in the morning, the cows which symbolise goddess Lakshmi are worshipped. The houses are painted and marigold garlands are put on doors to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn the evening after Lakshmi Puja, tika is annointed on the forehead of seven small girls as they are worshipped as the forms of Lakshmi. Diya or lamp is lit in the main altar of the house. Along with the diyas, copper vase called Gagri is kept filled with water and decorated with flowers. Several groups of girls dressed in traditional Gunue Cholo sit outside the main entrance of houses and sing the traditional “Bhailo.” The next day of Gai Tiwar or Laxmi Puja is the Goru Tiwar — the day dedicated to the ox. In the evening “Deushi” is sung by groups of boys wearing traditional “Daura Suruwal” and playing traditional musical instruments, madal, chyabrung and jhyamta. The five-day Tiwar concludes with “Bhai-Tika.” Both Bhailo and Deushi are forms of folk culture. Both have got a common mythological background. According to mythology, during the Satya Yug, Lord Vishnu in the form of a dwarf had asked for alms from King Bali. King Bali was renowned for his charitable nature. Keeping his word, King Bali gave away his kingdom to Lord Vishnu. The girls of his kingdom fearing destruction, in groups, prayed to Goddess Lakshmi to bestow the kingdom with riches so that its lost glory could be regained. “I do not usually return home during Dussehra but try my best to get leaves for Tiwar. The festival is fun-filled and I love playing Deusi with my friends. It’s also about a sumptuous traditional spread including “Sel Roti” (traditional sweet bread) and different types of “Aachar”, stated Avisekh Bagdas who works in Delhi.last_img read more

A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost 500K in Two

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. A kid who didn’t go to college wants to change the way we all sleep. And, judging by the explosive success of his Kickstarter campaign, a lot of people want to sleep better.Former Thiel Fellow James Proud announced his latest innovation on Kickstarter yesterday. It’s a system that tracks your sleep and the conditions of your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly. Since hitting uber popular crowdfunding site yesterday, the sleep device, called Sense, has raised approximately $470,000, already more than four times the $100,000 goal.A pledge of $99 gets a campaign backer the Sense sleep system, a $30 savings off the pre-order price. Image credit: HelloRelated: 3 Alarm Clock AlternativesDevelopments in wearable tech have made it de rigueur to track every every part of your physical day. Sleep is a particularly hot segment of the trend. Several sleep-tracking systems appeared at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this year, including Aura and Basis Band.This is not Proud’s first company since graduating from the esteemed Thiel Fellows program. He sold his live music sharing platform GigLocator and his San Francisco-based company that has developed and prototyped the Sense is called Hello.   Proud’s use of Kickstarter to launch and promote his newest product is also a definitive comment on the evolving purpose of crowdfunding. Kickstarter is as much about raising cash as it is about prototyping these days. In January, Hello raised $10.5 million from the undisclosed investors, according to Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure documents.Related: 12 Things Successful People Do Before BreakfastWhile the $470,000 (and counting) that Proud has raised on Kickstarter is impressive, it’s also small change compared to $10.5 million. What’s invaluable, though, is the market feedback: the Kickstarter campaign tells Proud that his product is going to hit a hot market when it launches. That’s priceless information. Image credit: HelloRelated: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?“Let’s talk about something that every single one of us does, but most of us don’t do as well as we should: sleep,” says Proud in a video on his Kickstarter page. “We spend a third of our lives doing it, our days depend on it, but we still neglect it.”The Sense system has three components: A globe-shaped structure that sits on your bed side table, a small pin that clips to your pillow, and, of course, an app that runs on your smartphone. The system monitors temperature in your bedroom, sound, your movement and when you are in your deepest sleep rhythms. The “smart alarm” will only wake you up when you are in an ideal place in your sleep rhythms to be woken up. (Check out the video embedded below to see the device in action.)“While you sleep at night, you have no idea what is happening. Nobody is even thinking about the most important room of our lives and how it impacts us: the bedroom,” says Proud. July 24, 2014 Enroll Now for Free 3 min readlast_img read more

Work Anywhere With This Invisible Laptop Stand

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 30, 2019 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. 2 min read Starting your own company is a brave undertaking, but it also requires an exhausting amount of work. Entrepreneurs tend to always be half-working, and they usually need their laptops and smartphones with them at all times.You need a comfortable solution for using your laptop when you’re running from the office to coffee to your next big meeting. MOFT’s “Invisible” Laptop Stand is a streamlined, weightless solution that goes wherever your laptop goes.MOFT’s laptop stand is a fiberglass accessory that attaches to the back of your laptop. It only weighs as much as a pen, but it can hold a laptop that’s up to 18 pounds. It’s ridiculously easy to set up: just flip your laptop over, align the stand up with the computer’s hinge line, and stick it on.The stand is a seamless addition to your computer. It goes completely unnoticed until you decide to unfold it. You can use it at its three-inch height option, or fold it down to a two-inch height. When you’re done, just fold it up again and run off to your next meeting.The MOFT “Invisible” Laptop Stand usually costs $24, but right now you can add this slick accessory to your computer for only $19.99 (16% off). Register Now »last_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line adds 13 new Journeys voyages in 201819

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Carnival Cruise Line adds 13 new Journeys voyages in 2018-19 Share MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its popular Carnival Journeys cruise series with 13 new seagoing adventures departing in 2018 and 2019.The new 12- to 14-day voyages will depart from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico, and follow on the heels of previously announced nine- to 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises departing in 2017-18.Guests sailing on Carnival Journeys cruises can participate in unique onboard activities and cultural opportunities at various ports of call that focus on a broad range of topics, including photography, cooking, arts and crafts and social media. There’s also a 1980s-themed ‘Throwback Sea Day’ that’s available.“Our Carnival Journeys cruises have proven enormously popular with guests who enjoy both unforgettable landside experiences and one-of-a-kind onboard enrichment activities that this unique program offers,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival president. “We’re thrilled to expand Carnival Journeys with these 13 new voyages that showcase some of the world’s most captivating destinations.”The 13 new Carnival Journeys voyages include:Carnival Splendour: 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, departing Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, 2018, visiting Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, as well as Victoria, B.C.Carnival Breeze: 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage departing Galveston on Sept. 16, 2018, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and St. MaartenCarnival Splendour: three 14-day Hawaii cruises roundtrip from Long Beach departing Oct. 13, 2018, Dec. 1, 2018 and Jan. 12, 2019, visiting Maui, Honolulu, Kona and HiloCarnival Freedom: 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Galveston, departing Oct. 28-Nov. 10, 2018, visiting Montego Bay, Aruba, Curacao and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal and followed by Limon and CozumelCarnival Breeze: 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage operating roundtrip from Port Canaveral on Nov. 3, 2018, with stops at St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola and San JuanCarnival Pride: 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Baltimore, departing Nov. 4, 2018, calling at Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. MaartenCarnival Ecstasy: 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Charleston, departing Nov. 10, 2018, featuring Amber Cove, Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and San JuanCarnival Miracle: 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Tamp, departing Dec. 2, visiting Cozumel and Limon prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Ocho RiosCarnival Pride: 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage roundtrip from Baltimore, departing Jan. 6, 2019, visiting St. Thomas, Antigua, Grenada, Dominica, St. Maarten, San Juan and Grand TurkCanrival Sunshine: 13-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Port Canaveral on Jan. 12, 2019, calling at Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Amber CoveCarnival Freedom: 14-day Southern Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Galveston on Jan. 19, 2019, featuring Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal and followed by Limon and Cozumelcenter_img Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Tags: Carnival Cruise Line << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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