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BJP wins 5 mayoral seats in Uttarakhand

first_imgThe BJP has won five of the seven mayoral seats and 34 of the 84 chairman and president posts in the Uttarakhand civic polls, while Independents sprang a surprise by grabbing 23 posts. The Congress won 25 of the chairman and president posts in the State’s civic bodies and the BSP won one post, according to information released by the State Election Commission here on Wednesday morning. Results for one post is yet to be declared, it said. The civic body poll was a high-stake battle for the ruling BJP that was looking to match its own impressive showing in the Uttarakhand elections last year when it had won 57 out of 70 assembly seats. It was also significant for the Congress that has been struggling to stage a comeback after its defeat in the Assembly polls. The BJP won five of the seven mayoral seats, including Dehradun, Rishikesh, Kashipur, Rudrapur and Haldwani, while the Congress won Haridwar and Kotdwar, the commission said. 84 urban local bodiesVoting was held for 84 urban local bodies, including seven municipal corporations, 39 municipal councils and 38 Nagar Panchayats in Uttarakhand on Nov 18. Counting for the polls began on Tuesday morning and went on till late in the afternoon on Wednesday. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat termed the result “historic” and said the people had reposed their faith in the saffron party. BJP’s mayoral candidate for Dehradun, Sunil Uniyal Gama, who is said to be very close to the Chief Minister defeated his nearest rival Dinesh Aggarwal of the Congress by over 35000 votes. Other victorious BJP mayoral candidates included Anita Mamgai (Rishikesh), Usha Chaudhry (Kashipur), Rampal Singh (Rudrapur) and Jogendra Rautela (Haldwani). Congress’s Anita Sharma won in Haridwar and Hemlata Negi in Kotdwar. Out of a total of 84 posts of municipal council chairmen and panchayat presidents, results of 83 have been declared. The BJP won 34, Congress 25, Independents 23 and BSP one posts.‘Historic results’ Mr. Rawat expressed his satisfaction at the results and termed them “encouraging” and “historic”, but said the party will review the loss of some key seats, including Doiwala, his own constituency. “Apparently it seems the equations went wrong in Doiwala. But we will definitely introspect and identify the factors which led to our defeat there,” Mr. Rawat told reporters on the sidelines of the celebrations.last_img read more

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Arwind Santos ready to take ‘kind guy’ Terrence Romeo under his wing

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Expect a more explosive Cherry Rondina in her final year for UST View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img “Of course Terrence is the one hurt by most of these harsh words because he lost in his first game and to Columbian of all teams.”Santos added that the Romeo who’s been with them is vastly different from the one the public views.The 2013 MVP said their new teammate is a fun-loving guy who just wants to play basketball.“Terrence is a kind guy, he also likes to joke around and have fun,” said Santos who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss to Columbian. “There were times when we almost went at each other but that’s just his persona on the court because he doesn’t back down and he just wants to win.”“We can’t just judge the person from what we see on the surface and immediately label him as a bad person. We should try to know him better and every person has a kindness within him or her. Terrence wouldn’t get to the PBA if he doesn’t have any goodness in him.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Romeo has been the subject of unwarranted public scrutiny after the three-time scoring champion got dealt from NorthPort, the team that drafted the offensive guard, to TNT and then to the Beermen in the 2017-18 season.“People always say ‘oh, you have a curse of a teammate with you now’ and we don’t want that to happen to Terrence,” said Santos in Filipino after the Beermen lost to Columbian 124-118 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.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 stars“Terrence is one of the guys I really want to help because he’s someone that usually gets judged by those who watch the PBA. We want to correct the bad comments thrown at him because I know that feeling.”Santos said that even if Romeo doesn’t show it, his new teammate is greatly affected especially since San Miguel, which is gunning for a fifth straight Philippine Cup title, lost to the perennial cellar-dwelling Dyip. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel Beermen at the 2019 PBA Media Day. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos is ready to put Terrence Romeo under his guidance.San Miguel’s veteran leader said he wants to help Romeo get out of the public’s perception as being a cancerous teammate.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Virat Kohli can turn out to be better than Sachin Tendulkar: Dominic Cork

first_imgVirat Kohli has been in stupendous form since the start of 2016 and his record-breaking spree has made him the cynosure of all eyes in India and beyond. (Full IPL Coverage | Points Table)It is Kohli’s unbiased assault against the bowlers that has time and again earned him comparisons with his idol and Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the best batsman of his generation and holder of innumerable batting records. (Don’t compare me with Sachin Tendulkar: Kohli)Like many, former England fast bowler Dominic Cork too believes that the Indian batting mainstay has the potential to be as successful as the Little Master.Cork made the bold statement on Tuesday after watching the 27-year-old Royal Challengers Bangalore captain set a new record for the most runs in an Indian Premier League season. (Victory is my biggest craving, says Virat Kohli)Kohli’s 2016 tally of 752 runs – boosted by three hundreds and five fifties in his 12 innings – surpasses the 733 amassed by his Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle in 2012 and Mike Hussey in 2013.Kohli also won the Player-of-the-Tournament award in the ICC World Twenty20 after an impressive run with the willow earlier this year.”It’s a big statement to say someone could be as successful as Tendulkar but at the moment Kohli is making every bowler look easy to play against,” Cork was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.”Who knows? In 10 years’ time we could be standing here and saying he is better than Sachin,” the 44-year-old, who took 172 wickets in Tests and ODIs for England, said. Tendulkar has scored 18,426 runs and 49 hundreds in his 463 One-day internationals and 15,921 runs with 51 centuries in 200 Test matches.advertisementKohli has notched 7,212 runs and 25 tons in 171 ODIs and 2,994 runs and 11 centuries in 41 Tests till date.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Garbine Muguruza outlasts Svetlana Kuznetsova, next faces Karolina Pliskova in Cincinnati Open semi-finals

first_imgFourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.Wimbledon champion Muguruza stuck out her tongue in exasperation after finally prevailing in the two hour 45-minute contest between the two grand slam winners.Playing a day after deadly attacks killed a total of 14 people in Barcelona and the coastal town of Cambrils in Spain, Muguruza wore a white visor with a black ribbon as a tribute.”Barcelona te siento. Barcelona I feel you,” Muguruza wrote on Twitter after the match.Next up for Muguruza is world number one Karolina Pliskova, who won back-to-back matches on Friday.The Czech first defeated Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-3 4-6 6-0 in a match postponed by a day because of rain.The top seed then took another step towards successfully defending her title by overpowering former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-4 in her second match on Friday.Pliskova had 27 winners to Wozniacki’s eight with only 13 unforced errors compared to the sixth-seeded Dane’s 19.American Sloane Stephens continued her strong form following her return at Wimbledon after an 11-month absence with a foot injury by beating Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova 2-6 6-3 6-4.The win set up a quarter-final with German Julia Goerges who upset fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 7-5 6-4.last_img read more

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Guide to better living

first_imgCity psychometricMapping the personalities of cities travellers love to visitNandini Asavari Bharadwaj, BengaluruEvery city, quite like every human I know, has a personality that guides its behaviour and your experience of it. Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) some cities could be INFPs (introversion, intuition, feeling, perception) or ENTJs (extroversion,,City psychometricMapping the personalities of cities travellers love to visitNandini Asavari Bharadwaj, BengaluruEvery city, quite like every human I know, has a personality that guides its behaviour and your experience of it. Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) some cities could be INFPs (introversion, intuition, feeling, perception) or ENTJs (extroversion, intuition, thinking, perception) some expressive, some “aggro af ” or some, type B. I love discovering what gives a city its identity.IstanbulYou know those people who are just so interesting that you become greedy to learn more about them? Meet Istanbul.Istanbul has lived well and continues to, with a youthful energy most millennial cities could only dream of. Binge on mezze in Beyoglu, visit third century monuments across the Bosporous, sip a power-packed coffee in Karakoy and eat pistachio ice-cream, all in one day. It feels like its seen and done it all but it’s still there having a great time. Istanbul can do this by being incredibly unique. She doesn’t feel like a mix of east and west, it’s both. It’s not European or Asian, it’s both. And it’s not old or new, it’s both. It feels good about who it is and unapologetic about what its influences are. Get to know Istanbul, the Turkish cool cat who never goes out of style.MelbourneYou know those people who have a cool confidence paired surprisingly with a sparkling warmth? Meet Melbourne.Melbourne’s balance is everywhere. It’s in the laneways, in the top knots of the baristas, in the ties of the consultants and the grain bowls. Melbourne is easy to get to know and easier to fall in love with. Great cities of the world often make you admire them from a slight distance as you can never truly assimilate. You can visit Paris a thousand times, but can you ever feel like a Parisian? Melbourne is a great exception. Walk alongside its residents and discover real neighbourhoods and espresso in Carlton and Lygon Street. Have a spag bol at Pelligrinis, visit Victoria night market and blend in like a frothy flat white. Get to know Melbourne, that loveable hipster from down under.advertisementRomeYou know those people that you’ve heard about for so long because of their formidable stature? Meet Rome. Rome has seen glory, empire and now selfie sticks over 28 centuries. Her secret is her ability to adapt. Every Roman tour guide loves to say that Rome is like lasagna. With every dynasty change or conquest, Rome was rebuilt. Here is a delicious metaphor for a persevering spirit. Forge ahead and build with what you were and what you want to be. But don’t be intimidated. In spite of the maddening crowds and fridge magnets, Rome still wants you to be there. Through the buzzing Trastevere and Trevi Fountain. In her views from Palantine Hill and tales of conquests at the Colosseum. In her Cacio e Pepe and Amatriciana sauces. Carve out a piece of Romano for yourself. She wants you to do that. Get to know Rome, the true Caesar of them all.The writer has been travelling full time for the last 7 months, mostly alone and completely inspired.Roll, Wrap and GoDitch high calorie fast food and shift to nutrient-packed quick to make snacks.Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist, DelhiIllustration:Siddhant JumdeWraps and rolls are versatile. They are convenient, easy to carry, non-messy, and perfect to add different, often missed out ingredients such as multiple veggies, fruits, herbs and seasonings. High in fibre, they are smart ways to combine carbohydrates and proteins to ensure the benefits of both. No wonder then that they are part of every cuisine around the world, from Indian kathi rolls, to Mexican burritos, from Turkish shawarmas to Vietnamese cold spring rolls.Avocado Salsa Delight300 calories per serving Heat 1tsp oil, add 1/2 spring onion, thinly sliced; cook until tender. Add 1/4 cup sweet corn and cook till done. Now add 1/2 avocado, peeled, cut into small pieces and stop till it softens a bit. Season with 1 tsp lime juice, salt and pepper. Add 1 tbsp salsa and mix. Place the mixture on a wheat roti, fold over and secure with toothpick. Put in same pan, heat through wraps until lightly browned. Serve with some salsa on the side.Eat it for: Lots of potassium, heart healthy fats (MUFA) and fibre from avocado and lutein and zeaxanthin.Corn and Cheese Wraps330 calories per serving Roast 1 medium corn on the flame until done. Transfer to plate; set aside until cool enough to handle. When cool, cut kernels from cobs. Mix 20 g feta cheese, 20 g salsa, 1 chopped spring onion, and corn on the roti. Place the mix on a roti, fold roti over filling (secure with a toothpick). Grill the roti wraps in oven pre-heated at 180 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Celsius), turning once, until they are browned on both sides, for one to two minutes. Toss a few leaves of torn lettuce leaves with 1 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp vinegar, pepper, and salt to taste. Serve roti wraps with salad.advertisementLoaded with: Antioxidants, fibre, protein, calcium, and vitamin B, especially thiamin (our brain’s health depends on it), niacin (helps lower bad cholesterol levels), and folic acid (for production of red blood cells).Chicken and Sesame Wraps360 calories per serving Toss 200 g cubed chicken breast with oregano, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add chicken to pan where 1 tsp oil has been heated and cook until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to plate, cover with foil to keep warm. To make tahini sauce, whisk 1 tbsp sesame seed paste, a little water, 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 crushed garlic clove in a bowl. Add a pinch of chilli flakes, salt, and pepper to taste. Take a roti, fill with a few torn leaves of lettuce, a few slices of cucumber and tomato, cooked chicken mix, and 1 sliced spring onion. Top with tahini sauce. Serve with mustard sauce.Healthy bites: Because of high quality protein from chicken and lots of calcium and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols from sesame.Beet Salad Roll250 calories per serving Wrap 150 g beets in tin foil and roast until tender. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool. Slice into thin rounds. Place in a bowl, add 100 g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half. Top with a crumbling of 50 g feta cheese and a few mint leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place on a roti and roll.Good for: Keeping the blood pressure stable and also for delivering the antiinflammatory antioxidant betaine that keeps cholesterol levels in check.Vegan Lettuce Roll200 calories per serving Whisk together 1 tbsp tamari (gluten free soy sauce), 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tsp each of ginger and garlic to make the sauce. Keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add julians of carrot, yellow capsicum, and spring onion, add sauce, simmer and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until veggies are cooked. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 tbsp each halved dry roasted peanuts and cashews. Let the mix cool and then scoop into two large lettuce leaves. Sprinkle salt and red pepper flakes, roll up and dig in.Have when: You want a gluten and carbohydrate free vegan meal. There is enough fibre, good fat and protein in this low calorie roll.Power your meals1. Fortify regular wholemeal flour (atta) with extra nutrients; add 10 to 20 per cent gram flour (besan) or soya flour.2. Keep switching the grains. Eat different grains such as wholewheat, amaranth, corn, ragi, bajra, nachni and sattu to get a wider variety of nutrients.advertisement3. Get experimental with wraps and use tacos, pita bread, tortillas and lettuce wraps.4. Always include a lean source of protein such as cooked chicken breast, turkey breast, tofu, canned tuna, egg or legumes and beans.5. Fill up on vegetables. Eating more vegetables can help you lose weight because they are low in calories and high in fibre and loaded with antioxidants.6. Be creative. Leftovers can be healthy, low-calorie fillings or lunch wraps.7. Keep the wrap size small to keep a check on calories.Fully polishedGroom yourself with these latest launches.Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, price Rs 2,750Moroccanoil Blow-dry Concentrate, price Rs 1,819Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream, price Rs 2,350 for 50 mlSova Jatamansi Root and Indian Rose Shampoo, price Rs 1,250Huda Beauty #Fauxfilter Foundation, available at Nykaa.com, price on requestDior Poison Girl Unexpected Perfume, Price Rs 6,100 for 50 mlKiko Milano Lip Me Lots Lipstick, price Rs 890Embrace yourselfSeven women-centric events to look out for.Lead your wayWork on your weak points and enhance strengths as the Women in Leadership Workshop by Evento offers tips on how to create action plans and overcome barriers. Interact with role models and enhance selfmotivation, communication and relationship-building skills.Where:Target HR, Public Utility Building, MG Road, Bengaluru, When: March 31, 9 am onwardsFor the shopaholicIndulge yourself as you participate in the Secrets of Women exhibition by Shenaro Lifestyle. Take your pick and check out luxury options ranging from clothes and cosmetics to home decor.Where: Hotel Courtyard Marriott, Gurugram, When: April 7, 11 am onwardsBe light as the featherFly Like A Girl, an all women’s paragliding event invites you to discover the real you. Experience fun, adventure and sports, enjoy the outdoors and spend some time on self-reflection with life-coaching sessions. Rediscover yourself to reclaim your space.Where: Unhotel, Bhimtal, When: March 24, 10 am onwardsDivine feminineAwaken your inner goddess with tantra practices at the ‘Tantra Goddess Workshop – Return of the Goddess’. Tap into your inner beauty and connect with yourself. With immense positivity through healing, learn partner techniques with meditation and self-reflexivity.Where: 7, Tropical Drive, MG Road, Ghitorni, Delhi, When: April 7, 9.30 am onwardsFor singles to mingleFind your love connection with Life of Lines’ ‘Speed Date Singles’ open to all single women. Chat with eight eligible singles in eight minutes to score them. Get in touch with your matches anonymously and enjoy an evening full of excitement.Where: Acropolis Mall, Kolkata, When: March 25Be in the rightSree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College and National Commission for Women brings you a platform to be mindful of gender discrimination and violence against women. A two-day national seminar with paper presentations engages with women’s issues in and beyond the Indian context.Where: Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, When: March 23-24Run for a causeTo raise hats to women who predominantly run our lives, Soles of Thane District bring you ‘RunRaagini’. Women, who are always on their toes can help raise funds for underprivileged runners. Bring out the warrior in you.Where: KDMC Sports Complex Dombivli East, Mumbai, When: April 8, 5.30 am onwardslast_img read more

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Report: Arsenal 3 Cologne 1

first_imgArsenal 3 Cologne 1: Sanchez opens season account after kick-off delay Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 06:00 15/9/2017 Alexis Sanchez - cropped Getty Images Talisman Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal come from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League game delayed due to crowd congestion. Alexis Sanchez put his off-field problems aside to help Arsenal kick off their Europa League Group H campaign with a 3-1 over Cologne following a one-hour delay due to crowd congestion.Sanchez has cut a frustrated figure this season having seen a reported move to Manchester City fall through, but his moment of quality proved decisive on a bizarre Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium.The game began amid swirling controversy, having been put back 60 minutes after a reported 20,000 Cologne fans descended on London despite only 3,000 tickets being available. It appeared several were also in the Arsenal end, and they were quickly sent into raptures when Jhon Cordoba opened the scoring with a stunning 40-yard strike after nine minutes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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 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 A lifeless atmosphere among the home contingent, depleted in numbers presumably because some fans opted to return home, was invigorated after the break as substitute Sead Kolasinac levelled.And Arsenal ultimately condemned Cologne to defeat in their first European outing for 25 years thanks to Sanchez and Hector Bellerin’s first goal of the campaign.Job done #AFCvCOL pic.twitter.com/1ahzS6NV5v— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 14, 2017Any concerns the game may not go ahead would have been justified at one stage, with riot police inside and outside the stadium following the decision to delay kick-off. But Arsenal suggested they were “comfortable” with the situation despite incidents of crowd trouble and the contest finally got under way at the revised time of 21:05pm BST. Within 10 minutes, the hosts were anything but comfortable. A hopeful long ball from Lukas Klunter had David Ospina racing from his line, but the Arsenal goalkeeper could only clear as far as Leonardo Bittencourt.  The midfielder made a hash of an attempt to control and the ball fell to Cordoba – who unleashed a stunning strike that flew over the back-pedalling Ospina and found the net. The hosts had actually been on top prior to that intervention, a pattern that continued after the goal as Olivier Giroud twice went close.Arsene Wenger introduced Kolasinac at half-time and the move paid immediate dividends as he hammered Arsenal level.Theo Walcott got in behind the defence and, after his attempted pass deflected off Klunter and into the air, the left-back was on hand to unleash an unstoppable volley.@seadk6 had only been on the pitch for 223 seconds when he volleyed us level#AFCvCOL 1-1 pic.twitter.com/jxFF1GFsYS— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 14, 2017Arsenal should have taken the lead in the 64th minute, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles was denied by the hand of Timo Horn when trying to round the keeper.He could do nothing soon after, though, as Sanchez cut in from the left wing and gradually worked an opening to unfurl a wonderful curler into the corner from 20 yards.The visitors responded well, with Cordoba offering a reminder of his threat when forcing Ospina into action.But, after Sanchez went close again, Arsenal wrapped up the points when Bellerin slid home on the rebound after Walcott’s effort was saved. Key Opta stats: – This was Arsenal’s first European match outside of the Champions League (incl. qualifiers) for the first time since May 2000 – 17 years and 120 days ago.- Arsene Wenger has now registered a win over 57 different clubs during his tenure as Arsenal manager (from 64 different teams faced).- Alexis Sanchez scored his first ever goal in the UEFA Europa League, in what was his 10th appearance in the competition (9 for Udinese, 1 for Arsenal).- Sead Kolasinac has now had a hand in four goals (two goals, two assists) in five appearances for Arsenal (incl. Community Shield).- Kolasinac’s goal was the 200th scored at home in European competition under Arsene Wenger – totals now stand at 125 goals at the Emirates, 69 goals at Highbury & 8 goals at Wembley. read morelast_img read more

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Nebraska Lands Commitment From 4-Star Defensive Lineman

first_imgA photo of a Nebraska and adidas logo.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: General signage for the Nebraska Cornhuskers before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)With one of the busiest recruiting periods of the year currently underway, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are trying to bolster their 2020 class.Coming into this weekend, the Cornhuskers had the No. 13 ranked class in the Big Ten. The best classes in the conference belong to the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes.Nebraska has plenty of ground to cover in terms of catching those two powerhouses, but it’s certainly trending in the right direction. Scott Frost’s team has received a much-needed boost in its class in the form of four-star recruit Nash Hutmacher.Hutmacher announced on Twitter that he’s committing to Nebraska. He’ll be the program’s first defensive lineman for its 2020 recruiting class.247Sports lists Hutmacher as the No. 1 recruit from South Dakota and No. 46 defensive tackle in his class.Check out Hutmacher’s post on Twitter:Go Cubs, and Go Big Red!!!!! @coach_frost @CoachTuioti92 @CoachRHeld @CoachChinander #COMMITTED #GBR #skers pic.twitter.com/NPIKzdxxON— Nash Hutmacher (@Nashnation72) June 29, 2019Hutmacher chose the Cornhuskers over several different Power Five programs. Wisconsin, Missouri, Oregon and Iowa State all extended offers to the four-star defensive tackle.Nebraska has six commits in its 2020 recruiting class thus far. The top recruit for the Cornhuskers is four-star offensive tackle Turner Corcoran.An impressive second season under Scott Frost would go a long way for Nebraska, specifically landing more recruits.last_img read more

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Hamburg Süd Christens Third 10600 TEU Cap San

first_imgzoom German container line Hamburg Süd christened the 10,600 TEU container ship Cap San Vincent at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard in Okpo, South Korea on September 16.The Cap San Vincent is the most recent vessel of an identical group of three, with its sister ships  Cap San Juan and Cap San Lazaro being delivered to Hamburg Süd earlier this year.With an overall length of 331 metres and a width of 49.4 metres, these “Cap San” boxships are the largest in the Hamburg Süd’s fleet.The new ship is to be phased into the company’s Asia-South America East Coast Service in late September.“Although the competition for the carriers in this market is immense, we are convinced that there are further growth opportunities for Hamburg Süd. We shall, therefore, be expanding our liner network in the region and using the port of Busan as a gateway for cargo from and to Korea and as a central hub port,” Dr. Arnt Vespermann, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, said.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A,(near Mount Thom) eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from Meadowbrook Drive at Sydney Mines Town line, Easterly 4.1 kilometres will have a partial lane closure until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Barra Strait Bridge The Barra Strait Bridge on Route 223 at Grand Narrows will have intermittent one-lane closures for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane from 0.06 kilometres south of the Exit 10 overpass structure southbound to about 0.08 kilometres north of Exit 9 overpass structure including ramps at Exit 10 for asphalt concrete patching and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 The route 302/Trunk 2 intersection toward Springhill has a one-lane closure for culvert repairs until Tuesday, May 24. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327, from the turn off to Grand Mira Road South, northerly 4.1 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223, from 200 metres east of Scotchlake Road, westerly 2.4 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 325 Route 325 in Lunenburg County will have alternating lane closures until Friday, June 10. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for major repairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists of signs. CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Linwood Railway Overpass Bridge Linwood Railway Overpass Bridge on Trans-Canada Highway 104 is closed on the passing lane for bridge repairs until Tuesday, May 31. The passing lane will remain closed; two way traffic maintained. Passing lane will be closed for 24 hours. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Oldham Road and Old Post Road Intersection Oldham Road and Old Post Road intersection will have a one-lane closure for intersection improvements until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of control persons. Motorists can expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour East River Bridge on Trunk 7 will have a one-lane closure for repairs to the under side structure until Friday, May 27. Traffic control will consists of barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 HANTS COUNTY: Barneys Brook Bridge Trunk 2, at Barneys Brook Bridge, has a one-lane closure for removal of exiting structure. A temporary bridge is in place. Work continues until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Detour route available via Highway 102 from Exit 3 to Exit 9. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Minor blasting may occur near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until Monday, May 30. Efforts will be made to minimize delays at peak travelling times. Traffic control will consist of signs and traffic control persons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Coxheath Road Work will continue on the interchange ramps on Coxheath Road until June. Traffic control persons are in place. A detour is available on Route 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from 900 metres east of Exit 4 to 1 kilometre west of Exit 3, will have partial lane closures until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-752-4168 Fax: 902-755-7188 PICTOU COUNTY: Thornburn Road The Thornburn Road will be closed until Friday, May 27 to allow repairs to the James Ross Bridge. An alternate route is available on Route 347 and Park Falls Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049last_img read more

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MTV Ramps Up Its First Ever Midterm Election Campaign

first_imgTo mark National Voter Registration Day, MTV is ramping up its first-ever midterm election campaign “+1 the Vote,” to harness the power of friendship and ignite the most powerful voting bloc in the country.Video: +1 The Vote with MTVBeginning today, MTV will unveil PSAs featuring celebrities like PRETTYMUCH, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Frankie Grande, Erica Mena and more, that enlists audiences to bring a friend to the polls and vote. Additionally, in a company-wide PSA, Viacom networks will highlight iconic friendships including MTV’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, VH1’s Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, Comedy Central’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob and Patrick Star, encouraging viewers to tag their +1s.Based on research which suggests that social influence is a strong motivator in voter turnout, the cornerstone of this campaign is the +1 the Vote Registration Tool, a first-of-its-kind digital experience which enables young people to register to vote and activate unregistered friends to join them November 6th at the polls.Leading up to Election Day, MTV and Civic Nation’s #VoteTogether – will supercharge youth voter participation through events at the polls across all 50 states. Additionally, MTV News will roll out a series of videos featuring leading artists and celebrities breaking down the importance of the midterm elections, as well as a series highlighting young candidates across the country. MTV will host a concert on November 6th after the polls close to celebrate young people turning out the vote.“+1 the Vote” was developed based on MTV/AP-NORC research showing that young people feel a renewed sense of empowerment in their ability to impact politics — 48% of 15-22-year-olds feel they have at least some effect on the government, up from 33% in March – and that friendship is a powerful driver of voter turnout. Further MTV research found that that 76% of young people think inviting friends to the polling station is an effective way to encourage others to vote, while 70% think posting about voting on social media is also effective.Visit plus1thevote.com for more information.last_img read more

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Morocco and Germany Sign Agreement to Improve Morocco’s Health Sector

Casablanca – The Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Morocco concluded a treaty on June 24, 2014, strengthening the two countries’ collaboration to improve Morocco’s health sector.The German Ambassador to Morocco, Michael Witter, and the Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, signed the treaty in Rabat during a visit by dignitaries from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).Germany and Morocco have worked together since Morocco’s independence in 1956. This latest cooperation will focus on the well-being of Morocco’s citizens and on identifying and combatting contagious diseases. The new agreement aims not only at strengthening the quality of life in Morocco, but on preventing people from dying. The liaison will focus on rapidly identifying the causes of serious illness and controlling it with appropriate treatment and medication to stop it from spreading.Moroccan doctors and scientists will also benefit from training sessions that will improve their knowledge and skills in coping with dangerous illnesses. In addition, the process of reforming the health system in Morocco will profit from German professional know-how.Moreover, it is planned to organize workshops to promote cooperation with stakeholders in Moroccan public health institutions. Meanwhile, additional training in the areas of safety, hygiene, education and responsibility will be offered to Moroccan students.The actual implementation of the agreement is still under discussion by the German and Moroccan negotiators. Once the details of the new collaboration have been agreed upon, they will be presented to the international authorities for approval.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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Waitress Attacked in France for Serving Alcohol in Ramadan

Rabat – On the first day of Ramadan, two men violently attacked a young Muslim woman working in a bar in Nice, France because she was serving alcohol.The young waitress filed claims against the two individuals who attacked her on Monday, June 6.“I was all alone in the bar when two passersby barged in,” the waitress told the Nouvel Obs newspaper. “They pointed their fingers at the bottles of alcohol that they saw behind the counter, then one of them said to me in Arabic ‘You should be ashamed to be serving beer during Ramadan.’”She said that one of the men added, “If I was God, I would have you hanged.”The waitress, who is of Tunisian origin and fasts during the month of Ramadan, said she felt humiliated and belittled following the attack.“Serving alcohol doesn’t mean I’m not following my duties,” she said. “I’m doing it because I am a barmaid. In Tunisia, I do the same job and I never had the same problem. I can’t believe that in France, the country of liberty, I could be attacked like this.”After the men insulted her, they both left the establishment, but one of them soon came back and struck the victim in the face. She has bruises near her brow bone from the attack.This was not the perpetrators’ first encounter with the bar. Three days prior to this incident, the same individuals threatened the owner of the bar for selling alcohol during Ramadan.The incident sparked reactions from right-wing French politicians.“This attack should be placed in a national context that has seen a constant rise in religious fundamentalism and ghettoized communities,” Eric Ciotti, the representative for Les Républicains, said.Another response to the incident came from Philippe Vardon, regional advisor to the National Front, who said, ““This situation comes from the weakness of our political leaders.” He accused Chrisitan Estrosi, mayor of Nice, of becoming “entangled in unacceptable and dangerous compromises.” read more

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Israel and Sri Lanka discuss economic development cooperation

Israel and Sri Lanka had talks today on economic development cooperation, the Ministry of Finance said.Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Israel’s Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka Daniel Carmon met at the Treasury today. “Discussed possibilities of economic development with @IsraelinIndia H.E.@danielocarmon today at the Treasury,” Minister Samaraweera tweeted after the meeting.“ThankU Hon.#SL Minister of Finance @MangalaLK 4a productive meeting on prospects of strengthening #Development & #Economic,” Ambassador Daniel Carmon tweeted. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN health agency hosts meeting to fight spread of animal diseases to

The meeting, which the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding jointly with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) and the Dutch Health Council starting on Monday, seeks to identify the factors that allow diseases to jump from animals to humans (zoonoses). International experts will consider what lessons can be learned from the numerous outbreaks of zoonoses, including the recent outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and bird flu. Other illnesses, such as “mad cow” disease, its human form, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and Nipah virus infections, will also be analyzed to determine measures to prevent the emergence of similar diseases in the future. “WHO seeks to protect global public health,” WHO Coordinator for Zoonoses Control François Meslin said in a news release today. “As recent outbreaks have demonstrated, inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary cooperation is crucial to ensuring that international public health is not compromised.” Transmission of diseases like SARS or bird flu from animals to humans depends on many factors, including complex interactions between human and animal hosts, the causative microbial agent, and the environment, but ecological changes caused by human activity represent by far the most important factor in the emergence of such a disease. Earlier this year a highly contagious strain of bird flu erupted in Asia, sparking fears that in a worst-case scenario it could mutate into a deadly human-to-human infection. And this month nine new confirmed or suspected cases SARS have been reported in China, where the illness first emerged in November 2002 before spreading to kill 774 people and infect more than 8,000 worldwide, the vast majority of them in China, by the middle of 2003. read more

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Vancouver man hit by car dies of his injuries

first_imgA Vancouver man died earlier this month following injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while crossing Main Street.Mario Sosa, 68, apparently attempted to cross mid-block when a driver heading south on Main Street hit him near East 37th Street the evening of Nov. 3, according to Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp.Sosa was placed on life support, then died Nov. 16, according to family friends.Kapp said the driver, a 76-year-old man, stopped and remained at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, she said, and no citations had been issued.Sosa was the sole caretaker of his disabled wife, according to family members, and he did not have life insurance. A online memorial fund to help his wife has been set up at GoFundMe.com under “Mario Sosa Memorial Fund” or www.gofundme.com/4q4t6lc.last_img read more

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Flames engulf home at end of 32nd Court in Ridgefield

first_img About 7:20 p.m. Friday, firefighters rushed to a house in flames at 764 N 32nd Court in Ridgefield.Crews with Clark County Fire & Rescue arrived and radioed that the first and second stories were in flames, according to emergency radio traffic.Crews were dragging hoses a good distance and commanders called several times for more water.Residents were out safely.A firefighter radioed a warning that a deck was about to collapse.A person who lives there developed high blood pressure and was treated.In what firefighters call a transitional attack, firefighters first steamed water into the home from outside, to cool some flames, then dragged their hoses inside.Shortly before 8 p.m., a commander radioed that the firefighters had been working hard and needed fresh replacements.A commander called for a second alarm. It took firefighters 55 minutes to bring the fire under control.Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy said the home was attached to another building that’s used for a business that repairs washers and dryers.More than 20 firefighters, many who relieved tired first crews, saved the business building, but damage to the rear of the house was estimated at $200,000.The crews came from CCFR, Fire District 6 and Fire District 3, in five engines, a rescue truck and a ladder truck, Dawdy said.The home is uninhabitable so Red Cross volunteers came to help the family with vouchers for food and a motel room.No people were reported injured but two pet dogs died, Dawdy said.The cause of the fire remained under investigation late Friday.John Branton: 360-735-453 or john.branton@columbian.com. Test Captionlast_img read more

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Man stabbed to death in Douglas

first_imgA murder occurred on Douglas Island early Wednesday morning at Cedar Park.Juneau police investigate the scene of the murder on Douglas Island Thursday morning (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson said the victim, a 37-year-old male, died from stab wounds after a fight broke out.Chief Johnson said there wasn’t any indication that drugs were involved. But police are investigating if alcohol may have been a factor.The fight was over a piece of property.“Officers at Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to that report,” Johnson said. “There was one fatality and then a second person was also injured and taken to the hospital. The other person involved is in police custody and we are talking to them.”The other victim, a 19-year-old male, was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Juneau Community Concern, a Facebook group, identified that person as Michael Sharclane.Bartlett spokesperson, Jim Strader, confirmed there is a male with that name at the hospital. Strader said that Michael Sharclane is in stable condition.Chief Johnson said the crime appears to be an isolated incident.Ursula Stewart, who lives at Cedar Park, said she was scared. Stewart said she saw emergency responders put the victim inside the body bag.“It was horrendous,” she said. “I’m from like a really bad neighborhood in California and I’ve never seen something like that.”The Police are not looking for any other suspects but are asking witnesses to come forward with any information. You can contact JPD at 586-0600.last_img read more

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It happened when I was very young Fatima Sana Shaikh on facing

first_imgFatima Sana Shaikh speaks about facing sexual harassment.InstagramFatima Sana Shaikh has yet again talked about her #MeToo experience and spoke about facing sexual harassment. Although she did not divulge details of her ordeal, she clarified that she faced it long before entering Bollywood as a mainstream actress.In an interview with India Today, Fatima said that sexual harassment is not restricted to just Bollywood, and she faced it a long time ago.She further asserted that she did not face it during her debut film Dangal or after that. Her #MeToo story is not a current one, and she does not want to discuss it publicly.”It was about a personal experience. I think people have misunderstood the #MeToo movement if they restrict it only to the film industry. It’s not only ki film industry mein aisi cheez hoti hai. Har job mein hoti hai. Jo mere saath hua hai, woh bohot pehle hua hai. Aisa nahi hai ki Dangal ke time hua hai ya uske baad. It happened when I was very young. I think people assuming that it’s very current and wondering why I am not talking about it… that’s a lot of expectation. Every woman in our country has dealt with it and I’m sure not everyone wants to talk about it publicly,” she told the publication when asked if her story is related to casting couch in Bollywood.Fatima had earlier too revealed that she had been a victim of sexual harassment, but even then, she was not comfortable in sharing details of the incident. Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana ShaikhTwitterAlthough she entered the industry as a mainstream actress with the film Dangal, Fatima had earlier worked in Chachi 420 (1997) as a child artist.Post the success of Dangal, Fatima again featured with Aamir Khan in Thugs of Hindostan, but the latter did not perform well at the box office as was rejected by the audience.last_img read more

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