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first_imgMohanty sought help of civil engineers and the rough Mohanty sought help of civil engineers and the rough estimate was Rs 76,21,050, a huge amount considering the Midnapore village was unheard for the Mumbai maestro. “But he agreed readily,” Mohanty said. It was the greatest joy in the life of the 49-year-old headmaster as he rushed to the West Midnapore district collector office with the letter. “Everyone was astonished and could not believe their eyes, even the ones who criticised me all these years. I cannot express in words how much happy I was… It was like God-sent. Everyone at the school will remain indebted to Tendulkar forever. It was so overwhelming,” Mohanty said. In due course, Tendulkars office got in touch with Mohanty over phone and credited the amount to the local DC. “The greatest thing for me is his humility. This nondescript village is unheard of for him and many others but he was convinced and came forward seeing just my letter and the supportive documents,” he said. Construction is in full swing and the building has a plaque which duly acknowledges the contribution of “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, honorable MP Rajya Sabha. FY 2015-16.” “After the school is complete, I will personally go to Mumbai to invite him for the inauguration — its like another dream, but everyone here are desperate to see the God-like icon,” Mohanty signed off. PTI TAP PM PMlast_img read more

All new Toyota Fortuner coming to India on November 7All new Toyota Fortuner coming to India on November 7

first_imgToyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM), today announced that the all new Toyota Fortuner will be coming to Indian shores on November 7. We had earlier reported about the all new Fortuner will be coming to India in November. Selected dealerships have commenced with the pre-bookings for the all new Toyota Fortuner at a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.ALSO READ:All new Toyota Fortuner coming to India in NovemberThe all new Toyota Fortuner will be based on the company’s new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which is also seen in the recently launched Innova Crysta. Toyota claims that the TNGA platform will make the cars more lighter, which in turn will increase the overall handling of the car.Price:We expect the new Toyota Fortuner to come for a price of Rs 24 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 30 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).Design:Like the Innova Crysta, Toyota has also done major work with the Fortuner. The new Toyota Fortuner will come with redesigned headlamps, DRLs and a mean looking stance. Moreover, the along with the 19-inch alloy wheels, the new 7-seater Toyota Fortuner will also come with touchscreen infotainment system.ALSO READ:2016 Toyota Fortuner debuts at Bangkok Motor Show, India launch soonEngine:The new Toyota Fortuner will come with the same 2.4-litre GD, VNT Intercooler diesel and 2.8-litre GD diesel engine as  the Innova Crysta in India. While the 2.4-litre GD, VNT Intercooler diesel will produce peak power of 150 bhp and peak torque of  340 Nm, the 2.8-litre GD diesel engine will produce 172 bhp of peak power and 373 Nm of torque. Both the engines will come mated to a six-speed manual and a six-speed auto gearbox.advertisementMoreover, reports also suggest that the new Toyota Fortuner will come with the 4×4 option and could also be launched with the petrol version in the near future.Competition:The upcoming Toyota Fortuner will compete against the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Endeavour in India.ALSO READ: Toyota to hike prices of all its vehicles in Indialast_img read more

Yelena Isinbayeva to head Russian doping agency’s supervisory boardYelena Isinbayeva to head Russian doping agency’s supervisory board

first_imgTwo-time Olympic gold medallist pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has been elected the chairman of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) supervisory board, the organisation said in a statement on Wednesday.Elections to RUSADA’s new supervisory board were held here on Wednesday, reports Sputnik.Isinbayeva is a candidate for president of the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF), which is to hold its report and election conference on December 9.last_img

Antonio Valencia screamer sets up Manchester United win over EvertonAntonio Valencia screamer sets up Manchester United win over Everton

first_imgEverton Manchester United Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Ultimately, though, it turned into the third 4-0 win of their opening five league fixtures and another reminder of the team’s firepower. It is the first time United have won their opening three home games since the 2011-12 season and they are level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League on identical records: 13 points, 15 goals scored, two conceded. Pep Guardiola’s team are top solely because their second name starts with a C rather than a U.Everton, in stark contrast, find themselves in the bottom three on the back of that late flurry of goals when Henrikh Mkhitaryan (83 minutes), Romelu Lukaku (89) and the substitute Anthony Martial (92) quadrupled the score and Rooney, chin in hands, watched forlornly from the dugout, having just been substituted.Antonio Valencia had opened the scoring, four minutes in, with a firecracker of a shot and these feel like difficult moments for Ronald Koeman and his players. Everton have now gone six games in all competitions without a victory, losing the last four with a combined score of 0-12, and have not won in the league since the opening weekend of the season. “Please be realistic,” Koeman said afterwards, taking issue with Mourinho’s reference to Everton being a club that had ambitions of a top-four finish. The reality, however, is that Everton’s supporters were entitled to expect more after an extensive period of summer recruitment.A lot of those fans had already left by the time Martial’s penalty, after a Morgan Schneiderlin handball, completed the scoring. They enjoyed that moment in the first half when Lukaku shot wide when it seemed certain he would score. Yet they also had to endure being shushed by their former striker after he had set up Mkhitaryan’s goal. Lukaku had been booed by the away end and, when he added the third goal, he made a beeline towards the Evertonians, cupping his ear as if to ask why the volume had suddenly gone down.As for Rooney, he found it difficult early on to provide any evidence that he can still flourish at United’s level. He did, however, grow into the game and became a difficult opponent for Eric Bailly in particular. It needed David de Gea’s quick reactions to deny Rooney an equaliser early in the second half and it was something of a surprise that Koeman removed him in the 81st minute. At the risk of sounding slightly cruel it was a better performance than the crowd here became used to seeing from Rooney in recent seasons. Throughout the middle hour of the game there was not actually a great deal between the two teams. Yet Valencia’s goal was a beauty and it is difficult to think of any other time in his eight years at Old Trafford when he has struck a shot more powerfully. United’s captain was 20 yards from goal, aiming diagonally from close to the far corner of the penalty area, when Nemanja Matic’s crossfield pass curled his way and he let fly.The noise of the crowd made it clear they had witnessed something special and the ball flashed past Jordan Pickford at the kind of speed that makes it harsh, perhaps, to question the goalkeeper. Even so, an argument could be made that the shot was central enough to be saved. Hypothetical, perhaps, but it is difficult to think De Gea would have been beaten that way.Even in a four-goal win De Gea showed again why he is so valuable with second-half saves from Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson. An equaliser would not have been implausible at that stage but it was still more likely that the home team would score next.Mkhitaryan swept a low shot past Pickford to soothe the crowd’s nerves and Lukaku’s seventh goal in seven games for his new club came from close range in a crowded penalty area. Lukaku’s free-kick had bounced back off the defensive wall but Matic fired the loose ball back in and United’s £75m striker had dashed forward, anticipating the ball might come back his way. How Everton miss him. Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Premier League – as it happened Topics Share via Email Premier Leaguecenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Wayne Rooney Share on Pinterest By the end Wayne Rooney could probably be forgiven for wondering what kind of adventures he might be missing with his old team. He had heard his name sung and, before he disappeared into the tunnel, there was a little, polite wave of appreciation. Yet Rooney wore the look of a man whose return to Old Trafford had felt like an ordeal and he can never have imagined there would come a time when he would find himself in the away dressing room ruminating on what it is like to be in the relegation zone.The paradox is that this was not always the fluent, dangerous Manchester United that has been seen in other parts in the new season and it felt slightly perplexing that José Mourinho described it as their best performance so far. Indeed, for a long part of the second half they had flirted with the idea of letting their opponents back into the match and there was clear evidence of how much they would miss the injured Paul Pogba. match reports Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Emergency Social Services Agreement RenewedEmergency Social Services Agreement Renewed

first_imgWhen fire broke out in a Dartmouth apartment building in June forcing almost 100 people out of their homes, the Department of Community Services and the Canadian Red Cross, provided emergency social services like shelter, food and clothing. This assistance is part of a 10-year-old agreement that brings the two organizations together to help Nova Scotians during an emergency. The agreement was renewed today, Jan. 5, by Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse and John Byrne, director general for Atlantic Canada, Canadian Red Cross. “Helping Nova Scotians in need, especially during an emergency, is a responsibility we take very seriously. It is important that those affected receive the best possible care,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “I am delighted to renew our agreement with the Canadian Red Cross and to celebrate 10 successful years as partners.” Mr. Byrne said people in all areas of the province who have been evacuated during emergency events have benefited from the agreement. “The renewal of this agreement gives the Red Cross a solid foundation for effective planning and procurement,” said Mr. Byrne. “It also allows us to recruit and provide specialized training to our volunteers, who are key to the success of the emergency social services we deliver.” The agreement was originally signed in April 2000. Under it, the province engages the Canadian Red Cross to provide six emergency social services to Nova Scotians in disasters or emergencies affecting more than 10 residential units, or more than 25 people. The agreement ensures evacuees have access to emergency lodging, food, clothing, reception and information services, family reunification support and a range of other personal services. The agreement has been activated during major forest fires, floods and other evacuations in recent months. A typical example is the June fire that caused extensive damage to a large apartment building in Dartmouth that kept some tenants out of their homes for up to a week, while others had to relocate for months, or permanently. “The Red Cross came through for our tenants by setting up a shelter, helping them out with clothing, medication and other essentials,” said A.J. Clarke, leasing manager, Compass Commercial Realty. “Some people lost everything. The Red Cross, in partnership with Community Services staff and others, gave us the time we needed to house our tenants in other buildings, and get them into longer-term shelter.” Under the agreement, the department reimburses the Red Cross for any direct expenses incurred during a response and contributes $100,000 per year towards preparedness. These costs include training volunteers and staff, as well as acquiring and maintaining disaster relief equipment and supplies, which are on standby in eight communities provincewide.last_img read more

7 killed in rainrelated incidents in Pak7 killed in rainrelated incidents in Pak

first_imgPeshawar: At least seven persons, including four children and a woman, were killed in separate incidents after incessant rain lashed parts of Pakistan, authorities said. In Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, five persons, including two children and a woman were killed on Sunday. Two were killed in Shangrila and one each in Buner, Mansehra and Abbottabad, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority. Over 18 people sustained injuries, including six women. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Heavy rainfall in the province also damaged five houses, two huts and three school buildings. Different areas of Chitral, including Tirich Mir and Kosht were closed off for traffic due to flooding, the Express Tribune reported. In Punjab province, at least two children were killed and many more sustained injuries. In Sargodha city, two children were killed due to a roof collapse. Five more roof collapse incidents were reported in Sheikhupura and officials placed the number of injured at 10, the report added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Rains and snowfall often cause landslides and flash floods in northern Pakistan where millions live in mountainous areas. Incessant rainfall across Pakistan has led to power outages in many major cities. There seems to be no respite in sight as according to the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) more heavy rain has been predicted in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan and Bahawalpur over the next 24 hours.last_img read more

Oil tanker collides with cargo ship in Dover Strait off UKOil tanker collides with cargo ship in Dover Strait off UK

Oil tanker collides with cargo ship in Dover Strait off UK This Saturday, July 1, 2017 photo provided by RNLI shows damage on Seafrontier tanker after a collision in the Dover Strait between Britain and France. An oil tanker and a large cargo ship collided Saturday in the Dover Strait but no casualties or pollution from the accident have been reported so far, French authorities say. (Paul Cannon/RNLI via AP) PARIS – An oil tanker and a large cargo ship collided Saturday in the Dover Strait between Britain and France but the accident caused no casualties or pollution and both vessels were able to set off again, French authorities said.The local Maritime Prefecture said the collision between the two Honk Kong-flagged vessels took place overnight 20 miles (32 kilometres) off the northern French port of Dunkirk, in the British zone of the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea, one of the world’s busiest sea routes. It said none of the tanker’s 27 crew members or the 22 on the freighter was injured.The prefecture said the 183-meter (600-foot) Seafrontier tanker, which carries 38,000 tons of gasoline, was able to set off again to the Belgian port of Antwerp after being in a “watched drift” following the collision.The 224-meter (735-foot) Huayan Endeavour freighter suffered only minor damage in the accident and headed to Dunkirk.Three French experts were dropped onto the Seafrontier by helicopter a few hours after the collision and assessed that the hull had not suffered substantial damage.The prefecture said the situation was now under control and “doesn’t pose a risk of pollution or a danger to navigation” in the strait.The Strait of Dover, a narrow sea passage between southeast England and northern France, is less than 21 miles (34 kilometres) wide at its shortest distance. Up to 25 per cent of the world’s maritime traffic passes through the strait, which often has bad weather, cramped shipping lanes, strong currents, sandbanks and a wide range of tides. by Philippe Sotto, The Associated Press Posted Jul 1, 2017 8:24 am MDT Last Updated Jul 1, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 20 July 2012Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 20 July 2012

DOWNLOAD1. Transport Committee publish road safety report2. Government announces new infrastructure investment and exports plan3. UK vehicle output up 12% in first half of 20124. UK automotive gains government funding for major low-carbon R&D projects5. Hi-tech supply chain firm secures £3 million Regional Growth Fund boost6. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Mens basketball Five potential Thad Matta replacementsMens basketball Five potential Thad Matta replacements

One of the most anticipated coaching announcements of the coming season came early Monday afternoon when Ohio State announced Thad Matta was out as men’s basketball head coach. As the curtain falls on the tenure of the most successful coach in program history, Athletics Director Gene Smith said a national search for a new coach will start immediately.Former OSU assistant and Dayton head coach Archie Miller accepted the heralded Indiana job in March, taking the speculated would-be replacement of Matta out of the picture. But there are plenty of high-profile coaches who could be contacted about the vacant position at a school considered to be a high-major program.Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder head coachOklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan shouts to his players during the second quarter on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAccomplishments: Donovan won back-to-back national championships at Florida in 2006 and 2007, the second of which was against Matta’s Buckeyes. Donovan coached 19 seasons at Florida from 1996-2015, then was hired by the Thunder as its head coach. He has a career record of 467-186 (.715) overall at Florida and 202-109 (.650) in the Southeastern Conference. He made four Final Four and seven Elite Eights in his time with the Gators.Why a good fit: OSU needs a change in the program to bring it back to the top of the conference. Donovan did it before, so why couldn’t he do it again? He is arguably one of the best coaches in basketball right now and has had tremendous success on the recruiting trail, grabbing nine McDonald’s All Americans from 2001-2015.Connections: Donovan and OSU football coach Urban Meyer coached at Florida simultaneously and reportedly have a strong relationship. If that has any impact on Smith and the job search, that’s remaining to be seen. Not to mention, OSU will have to take Donovan away from the NBA. However, Donovan’s Thunder aren’t likely to win a title in the near future despite having triple-double machine Russell Westbrook at point guard.Sean Miller, Arizona head coachArizona head coach Sean Miller issue orders to his team during second-half action against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Wisconsin advanced, 85-78. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAccomplishments: Once Matta left Xavier at the end of the 2003-04 season, Miller kept the program alive and made the tournament each year except 2004-05 when the Musketeers lost its three leading scorers from the previous year. Miller led Xavier to two straight Sweet Sixteens in 2008 and 2009 before he was hired as Arizona’s head coach. There, he has won two conference coach of the year awards, four regular-season conference championships and three conference tournament championships.Miller has never made it to a Final Four, but has made it to three Elite Eights and five Sweet Sixteens in seven NCAA Tournament appearances. He has also been most successful on the recruiting trail with five top-five and six top-10 classes since 2010. Miller has signed seven McDonald’s All-Americans since 2012.Why a good fit: Smith made it seem like the decision to fire Matta and not give him another season was because of recruiting. If that’s the case, why not get one of the best recruiters, by numbers, in college basketball? However, Arizona is a premier program and Miller is under contract through 2022.Connections: Miller was one of Matta’s assistant coaches at Xavier from 2002-04, then took over for Matta and coached the Musketeers from 2004-05 season through 2009. His brother, Archie, was an assistant with Matta at OSU. Chris Mack, Xavier head coachXavier head coach Chris Mack on the sidelines against North Carolina State during the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAccomplishments: Where Miller picked up after Matta, Mack picked up after Miller. In his eight seasons as Xavier head coach, Mack has led the Musketeers to seven NCAA Tournaments, including four Sweet Sixteens and one Elite Eight. Under Mack, Xavier had its highest preseason Associated Press ranking (7) in school history at the start of the 2016-17 season.Why a good fit: He’s an Ohio guy who knows the area and is a growing recruiter in the Midwest. He has built up his career enough to make the jump to a major program like OSU. Mack has also been able to compete against high-major programs with primarily four- and three-star prospects that have developed into reliable college scorers. Connections: Mack is a Cleveland native, graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and has coached Xavier for seven years as an assistant and eight years as the head coach. Xavier gave OSU its last coach and this would be a huge leap forward for Mack in his career. One aspect that could play a factor is that Mack is a Xavier alumnus.Mick Cronin, Cincinnati head coachCincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin shouts out a play against UConn on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAccomplishments: Cronin was named the head coach of the Bearcats in 2006-07 and was just 11-19 in his first season, finishing last in the Big East. Four years later, the Bearcats won 26 games and a game in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. Since then the Bearcats haven’t won less than 22 games in a season and have made seven NCAA Tournaments, winning one American Athletic Conference title in the process.Why a good fit: Cronin has deep ties in Ohio and, like Mack, has immediate credibility to in-state recruiting. He has also shown an ability to develop players over a few years in his program, which is something OSU desperately needs.Connections: Cronin lacks direct connections to OSU, other than landing his first collegiate coaching job under then-Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins, who was an assistant for two seasons with the Buckeyes in 1978-79 and 1979-80. Chris Holtmann, Butler head coachButler head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the first half against Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Virginia advanced, 77-69. Credit: Courtesy of TNSAccomplishments: He has only been a coach at Butler since the 2014-15 season, but is quietly becoming one of the best coaches in college basketball. This past season, Holtmann’s Butler Bulldogs beat the reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats twice during the regular season and finished second in the Big East. Holtmann was named 2017 Big East Coach of the Year award after finishing 25-9 and 12-6 in conference. Butler made it to the Sweet Sixteen in 2016-17 for the first time since 2011 under Boston Celtics coach, and former Thad Matta assistant, Brad Stevens.Why a good fit: Holtmann, although under contract through 2025, has returned Butler to the relative prominence that Brad Stevens had the program at during its two national championship runs in 2010 and 2011. It would make sense for OSU to hire a coach that has had commitments from players in Ohio (Massillon Jackson’s 2016 forward Kyle Young) and has shown he can put a program back on the map and compete for conference championships.Connections: Like the Xavier coaching tree to OSU, the Butler coaching tree has also been lucrative for the Buckeyes, considering Matta’s head coaching career began with the Bulldogs. Holtmann was an assistant under coach John Groce at Ohio in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Groce was one of Matta’s original assistants starting in 2004-05 until 2007-08. read more

Grenfell Tower tensions could boil over as thousands set to attend justiceGrenfell Tower tensions could boil over as thousands set to attend justice

first_imgThousands of people are expected to attend a rally to demand “justice” for those caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire.After politicians including London mayor Sadiq Khan and Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons, were heckled by angry locals demanding answers, there are fears that tensions could boil over at the event.A Facebook event, Justice for Grenfell!, has been listed as taking place at 6pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government, with more than 2,700 people said to be planning to attend. Thirty people are confirmed to have died as flames tore through the 24-storey building in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, while dozens are thought to be missing. It is feared the death toll could soar to over 100.There were angry scenes in north Kensington on Thursday as London mayor Sadiq Khan was heckled by crowds and Prime Minister Theresa May was criticised for visiting the site without meeting members of the community. Theresa May fire Facebook invite to Justice for Grenfell Downing Street aides said that the purpose of Mrs May’s visit was to get a briefing from emergency services and ensure that they had the resources they needed. Theresa May speaking to fire crews at Grenfell Tower. She has been criticised for not meeting residentsCredit:Dan Kitwood/Getty Mrs May met police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the disaster during a private visit to the west London site, but unlike Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, she was not seen to speak to families and residents. The posting said: “At least 150 people have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower. They deserve justice. We demand answers. “Solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower. Supported by Grenfell action group, Defend Council Housing, Kensington and Chelsea Momentum, Westway23 and NW London Stand Up to Racism.” He told BBC’s This Week: “She met in private with the emergency services, a good thing to do no doubt, but she should have been there with the residents, which is what Jeremy Corbyn was.”She wanted an entirely controlled situation in which she didn’t use her humanity.”The Prime Minister would have been shouted at by the residents, but she should have been willing to take that.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She later appeared on TV to announce a public inquiry into the fire and promise that those left homeless would be rehoused nearby.But former cabinet minister Michael Portillo said the Prime Minister “didn’t use her humanity”.last_img read more

Tsipras rejects euro doubtsTsipras rejects euro doubts

first_imgGreek opposition leader leader Alexis Tsipras attempted on Thursday to kill off any new speculation about whether his party is committed to keeping Greece in the single currency by saying that its aim is to “save the country in the euro.”Tsipras was forced to clarify the party’s position after comments made by veteran candidate for the European Parliament Manolis Glezos, who indicated that SYRIZA might consider a return to the drachma. In an interview with Alpha TV, Tsipras ruled this out as an option. “There is no issue with the euro,” he said.With his party enjoying only marginal leads in most opinion polls ahead of European Parliament elections on May 25, the leader of the opposition in Greece is alert to the fact that any confusion about where his party stands on vital issues could prove highly damaging. Tsipras also tried to clear up comments by SYRIZA’s economic spokesman, Yiannis Dragasakis, regarding referenda. He insisted that if they come to power they would not hold a vote on euro membership but would opt for plebiscites on key issues.“Referendums are part of our strategy,” said Tsipras. “This is because we will have nothing else to lean on but the constant renewal of support from voters.”The opposition leader’s comments come as New Democracy and SYRIZA prepare to get their campaigns, including for the May 18 local elections, in full gear. SYRIZA wants the European Parliament vote to act as a referendum on whether the coalition government should remain in power, by attempting to provide an alternative to the coalition’s austerity program. On the other hand, New Democracy and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras are emphasising in their campaign the government’s achievements so far.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

New discovery for Lambis EnglezosNew discovery for Lambis Englezos

first_imgA retired Melbourne schoolteacher who unearthed a mass grave of Australian soldiers in 2008 believes he has found another burial site on the Gallipoli peninsula. Lambis Englezos has spent the past four years investigating what he claims is a mass grave holding 143 Australian soldiers. In 2008, Mr Englezos discovered the ‘lost diggers of Fromelles’, uncovering more than 200 soldiers who had been hastily buried during the First World War. The remains were subsequently exhumed and buried properly, despite government resistance. The Fromelles battle in July 1916 is believed to be among the “worst 24 hours” in Australian history, with the official Australian War Memorial listing the fatality number at 5,533. Now, Mr Englezos has revealed to 60 Minutes how he is encountering the same bureaucratic hurdles as the news of the latest discovery unfolds.Mr Englezos received the Order of Australia (AO) for his Fromelles work. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Latest WWE injury news and notes on Seth Rollins Sasha Banks andLatest WWE injury news and notes on Seth Rollins Sasha Banks and

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp POST Wrestling has provided a series of notes regarding WWE stars who are currently battling injuries following the Royal Rumble last weekend.– Seth Rollins was pulled off live events and isn’t expected to be wrestling for at least the next month on television. While details of his injury remain unknown, he was said to be dealing with something prior to the Royal Rumble.– Sasha Banks was not cleared to wrestle on RAW last Monday after her match at the Rumble against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Bank is cleared for tonight when she teams with Bayley against Nikki Cross and Alicia Fox. That match is a qualifying match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber match.– AJ Styles was described as being “dinged up”, but isn’t expected to miss any time. Twitter WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 center_img Facebook WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Pinterestlast_img read more

Legislature Scraps Deal To Buy Anchorage LIOLegislature Scraps Deal To Buy Anchorage LIO

first_imgA deal to buy the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building for $28 million is officially off the table.Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican, made the announcement early Thursday morning, at a six-minute meeting of the Legislative Council.“While I believe that the Anchorage LIO proposal speaks for itself on its own merits, I do recognize that the events of the past two weeks have proven that some legislators do not have time to become sufficiently comfortable with the proposal,” Hawker said.Hawker’s plan would have only purchased the building – not the land beneath it, or the parking facility. The state would have still been on the hook to rent those facilities from the developer at a cost of $1.4 million.With the purchase option now dead, the Legislature will instead lease the building for $4 million annually, as part of a 10-year agreement.That agreement has come under public criticism because it more than quadruples the rate the Legislature is currently paying for the building, as a result of renovations that are now underway.Sen. Peter Micciche, a Soldotna Republican who also has a leadership role on the Council, characterized the LIO situation as an “inherited problem” that has left the Legislature with few good alternatives.“I think it’s clear that none of us are comfortable with where we are. None of us are comfortable with this deal. It’s expensive,” Micciche said. “But here are the facts: That LIO houses half the Legislature for three quarter of the year – nine months of the years – in the area with the most expensive real estate in the state.”Earlier this week, the Senate President Charlie Huggins told reporters he would like to pursue the possibility of a one-year lease and reconsider the purchase of the building during the next legislative session.last_img read more

Prana Pratistha ceremony performedPrana Pratistha ceremony performed

first_imgVijayawada: Prana Pratistha programme of Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple was performed on a grand note at Dokiparu village in Krishna district on Sunday. The vedic priests chanted hymns in the presence of flooded devotees and made the occasion memorable. The programme was organised by temple founder trustee PV Krishna Reddy and Sudha. The Bedi Anjaneya Swamy temple Prana pratistha programme was being held for the last four days and on the final day (Sunday) the programme started with suprabatha seva. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us Krishna Reddy visited the santhi homam performed at seven homagundams and participated in special pujas on the occasion. Later Bedi Anjaneya Swamy idol was brought into the temple and Prana pratistha was done. Later, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Kalyanam was also performed as a feast for eyes. Krishna Reddy couple and family members participated in the kalyanam programme. Huge number of devotees participated in the programme which concluded in a grand way.last_img read more

Past Storms Made Houstons Medical Infrastructure Prepared For HarveyPast Storms Made Houstons Medical Infrastructure Prepared For Harvey

first_img Share The Texas Tribune hosted a discussion on the healthcare landscape in Houston following Hurricane Harvey.State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place), Elena Marks, president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, and Harris County Public Health executive director Doctor Umair Shah [Shaw] served as panelist for the discussion hosted by the Tribune’s Brandon Formby.In discussing the impact Harvey had on healthcare in Houston, Dr. Shah was quick to point out that past investments made because of previous storms, like Allison, Rita, and Ike, made the medical infrastructure much more prepared than other industries.“When we go back to tropical storm Allison when I was an emergency department physician at the VA hospital, there was an incredible amount of discussion at that time of how we improve our healthcare system,” Dr. Shah says. “And what we have now is a system that really did invest that healthcare equation and that means we did things like not putting the generators in the basements. That we had pumps and drainage systems that allowed for healthcare institutions to be able to perform well.”During the hurricane there were over 120 healthcare institutions in the area, less than ten percent lost power or required evacuation during the storm.Public Health in Greater Houston also reacted well in preventing future health concerns immediately following Harvey. For example, aerial spraying for mosquitos in the days following the storm should help Houston avoid cases of West Nile virus that were so prevalent in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.With over a million acres in Harris County, a coverage area larger than the state of Rhode Island according to Dr. Shah, ground trucks can spray about 15,000 to 20,000 acres a day. With the assistance of the state and the federal government to use aerial spraying to cover 200,000 acres a night. As a result, the county was covered in a matter of days.While certainly the panel was able to highlight areas in which Public Health shined following Hurricane Harvey, there was also time to be critical of healthcare not only following the storm, but overall in Texas.Ms. Marks thinks Harvey highlighted the lack of investment in mental health and helping people deal with the aftereffects of the hurricane.”We get a really poor grade in this community on building the kinds of human capital infrastructure that help people before, during and after, in building resilient communities,” says Marks.She thinks the city is also lacking social investment.“If you look at what builds a healthy community. What makes an individual a family a neighborhood, a city, a county healthy, the investments you make in healthcare actually have a much smaller impact on overall health outcomes than the investments you make in social and community infrastructure,” Marks says.Marks believes the focus and attention to certain, perhaps more profitable, areas of healthcare are to blame.“The lack of mental health infrastructure I would say, is a symptom of lack of attention to anything that isn’t part of high tech, hospital oriented care. That we have focused all of our health brain around that. And we have neglected the kinds of things that make human beings resilient,” she says.Representative Davis says the state is making a commitment to children affected by Harvey. By starting a program where kids suffering could be identified in the schools, Davis thinks the financial investment is there.“I was very pleased with Commissioner [Mike] Morath, creating the task force. They’re working in connection with the Texas higher education coordinating board, as well as with Health and Human Services Commission and with the Meadows Foundation. And so, I believe that on a state level from the House side, that mental health has been a priority for a long time,” says Davis.last_img read more

Say Goodnight to Restless Slumber with Bose NoiseMasking SleepbudsSay Goodnight to Restless Slumber with Bose NoiseMasking Sleepbuds

first_imgStay on target Each night, I stuff a pair of foam plugs into my ears in hopes of blocking out my snoring partner, our whining cat, and the rumbling street traffic.But these Bose noise-masking sleepbuds sound like a much better option.Small, sleek, and smart, the gadget works with an accompanying mobile app to lull you to sleep and wake you up.AdChoices广告Sounds have been designed to be soothing, while obscuring unwanted disturbances (via Bose)Their main feature is the noise-masking technology, which dampens night-time disturbances—snoring, loud neighbors—by replacing them with in-ear notes—ocean waves, a thunderstorm.Download the Bose Sleep app to personalize your experience: select a soothing sound, volume level, and duration; even set wake-up alarms. Students of yoga and meditation, meanwhile, can listen to particular tones engineered specifically for relaxation.StayHear+ Sleep tips are comfortable and secure (via Bose)“Through a partnership with Indiegogo, we’re currently working with a limited number of testers who are trying out our tiny, comfortable Bose noise-masking sleepbuds and will tell us what they think,” according to the company website.Yeah—I was excited, too. Until I realized the testing phase is completely sold out.Wake up without waking up your partner (via Bose)“The feedback we collect will go into making the final product even better for a wide release in 2018,” Bose promised. “By crowdsourcing real feedback from real people, who are living the problem, we’re working together to ensure we’re delivering on our promise.”Expected to sell for $249, the sleepbuds come with a travel/charging case, StayHear+ Sleep tips (in small, medium, or large), a wall charger and USB cable, and drawstring travel pouch.The case stores and protects your sleepbuds as well as charging them (via Bose)A rechargeable silver-zinc micro-battery, like those found in hearing aids, provides enough power for two nights of rest on a single charge; the included case boosts the buds for one additional use before you need to plug in.“I really believe that, with this solution to this really massive problem … we’re going to change millions of people’s lives,” Brian Mulcahey, director of Bose emerging business, said in a statement. “It’s that simple.” Geek Pick: Bose Headphones 700 Cancel All the Noise$199 Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses Arrive in January center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Doug and Maccabi Tel Avivs Michael Roll discuss his grind to becomingDoug and Maccabi Tel Avivs Michael Roll discuss his grind to becoming

first_imgGottlieb discusses Channing Frye’s comments about the difficulties of playing with LeBron, and why Zion Williamson needs to change his body to reach his full potential.Doug also tells a fantastic story about playing ball in Russia, and discusses carvinf out a pro career overseas with Maccabi Tel Aviv shooting guard Michael Roll. Mike discusses his long path from UCLA to the top levels of international basketball,  why he didn’t know Russell Westbrook would become “Russell Westbrook,” adjusting to playing pro overseas, and how he ended up playing with the Tunisian national team. Advertisement Make sure you download and subscribe to All Ball and The Herd Podcast Network on iTunes and iHeart, or however you choose to listen!last_img