U.P. bypoll results show people’s promise of better future: Omar Abdullah

first_imgThe National Conference working president Omar Abdullah described the bypoll results as “people’s promise of a better future after 2019.” “Congratulations to Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati for the stupendous performance in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. Thank you for giving people the promise of a better future,” said Mr. Abdullah. In a tweet packed with sarcasm for the BJP, Mr. Abdullah wrote: “Dear friends in the BJP, thank you for your hard work and continuing efforts to prove me wrong. I’m truly grateful. Sincerely, your friendly opposition guy.”last_img read more

Mithali Raj’s heartbreak in World Cup finals continues after India go down by 9 runs

first_imgMithali Raj’s heartbreak continued as India lost to England by nine runs in the final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday. She was the captain of the Indian team that lost to Australia in the final of the Women’s World Cup back in 2005 at Centurion as well.Ahead of the big final, Mithali had said that she wanted to go a step further and lift the Cup this time.”It’s been seven years since we qualified for the final and 12 years since we reached the final. So, the girls want to do well. 2005 we were runners-up and this time I want to go one step further,” said the Indian captain.But her poor luck continued. Mithali and Jhulan Goswami were the only players from the 2005 team and both sounded positive about a victory after the English were restricted to 228/7 from their 50 overs and India were on course for a victory after a flying start.But, England pulled off a remarkable comeback to bowl India out for 219 and lift their fourth World Cup.GOOD TOURNAMENT FOR THE VETERANSMithali and Jhulan both stood up in the tournament. While Mithali finished as the second highest run-getter with 409 from nine games in the tournament, Goswami picked up 10 wickets in this year’s edition. Although Mithali missed out in the final, Goswami did not. She came up with an inspiring performance in the final to help India restrict England 228/7.Meanwhile, the India captain was the most consistent player of the tournament. She got runs in most of the matches and led the team brilliantly and showed great calmness under pressure. The 34-year-old stood up and hammered a century against New Zealand in a must-win game for India and also played an important knock of 36 against Australia in the semis. She formed an important partnership with Harmanpreet Kaur to stabilise the innings before the all-rounder smashed her way to a 115-ball 171*.advertisementOn a personal note, Mithali became the first woman to score seven consecutive fifties in One-Day Internationals. Not only that, she is currently the highest run scorer in ODIs with 6190 runs from 186 matches and averages a whopping 51.58. She has hit six centuries and 49 half-centuries.last_img read more

India vs Australia 3rd T20I, Highlights: How wet outfield played spoilsport in series decider

first_imgThe third and final Twenty20 international between India and Australia has been abandoned without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield. The series ends tied 1-1.The 3rd T20I against Australia has been called off due to a wet outfield. The series is drawn 1-1 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/mzM9dZUKzS- BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 201720.21 IST: THAT’S IT! The match has been called off due to wet outfield. India and Australia share the trophy.19.40 IST: The covers are coming on just moments before the scheduled inspection. The wait gets longer.Ground staff working very hard to try and sort out the outfield. Fingers crossed #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/dnvCOKzQes- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 13, 2017And we’ll have another outfield inspection in around 25 mins, at 7.45pm local #INDvAUS- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 13, 201719.18 IST: No toss yet, Umpires to inspect pitch at 19.45 IST. The outfield is still quite wet. Virat Kohli and David Warner are having a chat with with match officials.The toss has been delayed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. Next inspection at 7 PM IST. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/C3zRLSobI9- BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 201718.20 IST: Toss has been delayed due to wet outfield. Next inspection at 19.00 IST.Take a look at the pitch for the 3rd and final T20I against Australia at Hyderabad. What’s your prediction? #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/vvLEJp0Sgz- BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017Welcome to the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad for the 3rd #INDvAUS T20! Who’s your tip to take out the series decider? pic.twitter.com/RgPyfzQX2padvertisement- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) October 13, 2017ODI series won, now time to clinch the T20I series. #TeamIndia are off to the stadium for the third and final match. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/z7ABWMXmXG- BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017India will be itching to bounce back from the thrashing they received in Guwahati when they take on an edgy but resilient Australia in the series-deciding third and final T20I today.Rain may play spoilsport in the match with weather forecast indicating possibility of light to moderate rain in Hyderabad.The city has been receiving good rainfall almost on a daily basis for about a week, throwing normal life out of gear. Arrangements have been made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, the venue of the match, to ensure that the match is held without any problem.Curator YL Chandrasekhar said the recent rain has not affected the wicket.However, the outfield was affected a bit and some fans were being used to dry the affected area. The T20I series is locked 1-1 after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second match at Guwahati on October 10.A bit of fun and laughter followed by an intense nets session. #TeamIndia gear up for the final T20I tomorrow in Hyderabad. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/J9DyQYCQiy- BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2017The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is usually good for batting and fans will be expecting a run feast after the low-scoring affair on a damp pitch in Guwahati.Though it has been a regular venue in the IPL, it will be the first time that a T20 International will be played here.How is that for accuracy from @hardikpandya7? Was asked to target the marker and he nails it. #TeamIndia #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/RaQRcu9Gek- BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2017TeamsIndia: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul and Axar Patel.Australia: David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye.last_img read more

Rangers Beat Pens in OT, 3-2

first_imgPITTSBURGH — The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed.The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the New York Rangers didn’t exactly look like a group in need of a day off.Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 into overtime — with Pouliot bizarrely doing the same seven seconds later — and the Rangers stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 2.The winner officially went to Brassard, whose wrist shot from in front beat Fleury cleanly but caromed back onto the ice. Referee Steve Kozari waved it off, however, and play continued before Pouliot slammed the puck into a wide open net moments later for good measure.“I found out way later (Brassard) got the goal,” Pouliot said. “Good for him. We’ve been playing well against Philly and now tonight. We deserved that.”Pouliot and Brad Richards gave the Rangers an early 2-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots and stuffed a late Pittsburgh breakaway in the final seconds of regulation. The line of Pouliot, Brassard and Mats Zuccarello combined for 14 points in New York’s four regular-season meetings with the Penguins.They were the best trio on the ice on a team barely 48 hours removed from a wearying seven-game victory over Philadelphia in the opening round.“Since Christmas they’ve probably been our most consistent line,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “They’ve got real good chemistry. They read off one another and support one another well and … they scored two in overtime.”Lee Stempniak and James Neal scored for the Penguins. Fleury made 24 saves but was helpless on the winner. “It was just a big pile of guys and I was trying to find the puck out of it,” Fleury said.Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby was held without a goal for the 12th straight playoff game as the Rangers took away much of the open ice where Crosby likes to operate.“It could’ve went either way,” Crosby said. “I don’t think we played a full 60 (minutes).”Not exactly.The Rangers were supposed to be exhausted after outlasting the Flyers in the opening round, not advancing until a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on April 30. Instead, it was the well-rested Penguins who appeared to need a nap.Pouliot gave New York the lead 5:04 into first period, capitalizing on a Pittsburgh turnover then splitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta and Matt Niskanen before firing a wrist shot that caromed off Fleury’s right arm and into the net.Richards doubled the lead late in the period with his third and easiest goal of the postseason. Carl Hagelin beat Maatta to a puck in the corner and fed it to Richards, who had enough time in front to go from his backhand to his forehand and flip the puck by an overmatched Fleury.Whatever sluggishness the Penguins felt after a three-day layoff vanished in the second.Stempniak cut the lead in half by taking a nice drop pass from Beau Bennett then streaking down the middle and beating Lundqvist with a backhand 7:15 into the period.Neal tied it just over 6 minutes later thanks to a rare mistake by Lundqvist, who deflected Neal’s into the air then had it glance off his back and into the net. Lundqvist pleaded with officials that Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had interfered with him while trying to make the save, but replays showed Malkin’s high-stick swat didn’t come close to touching the puck.New York gathered itself before the third and the teams traded chances over the final 20 minutes of regulation with Lundqvist stopping a slap shot from Stempniak in the final 15 seconds to send it to overtime.Whatever adrenaline the Rangers had left fueled them during the brief extra period. New York dominated play before the madcap finish to beat the Penguins in Game 1 of a postseason series for the first time.The Penguins came in 4-0 in the playoff series against New York. Now the Rangers find themselves in control with a welcome day off before the May 4 rematch.“Yeah we played seven games and the seventh one was a grueling match but I think most of us have been through it,” Pouliot said. “It’s the NHL and you have to find a way and we did.”(WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cavani, Silva, Verratti out for PSG

first_imgEdinson Cavani Cavani, Silva and Verratti out for PSG’s trip to Dijon Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 05:46 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cavani-Cropped Getty Images Dijon v PSG PSG Dijon Ligue 1 The midfielder and defender will miss out on PSG’s return to Ligue 1 action this weekend due to injury while the forward has been given time off Paris Saint-Germain will be without Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti for their Ligue 1 visit to Dijon.Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Motta are also missing for Saturday’s clash, as the leaders look to maintain their unbeaten start and move six points clear of champions Monaco.Dijon +3 8/11 on dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Silva suffered an injury while on international duty with Brazil, while Cavani, who has scored 11 goals this season, has been given extra time to recover from his exploits for Uruguay in South American World Cup qualifying.Kurzawa has a knee injury, Verratti has not regained fitness after pulling out of the Italy squad with an unspecified injury and Motta remains on the sidelines having struggled with a knee issue.Better news for PSG comes with Javier Pastore being named in the squad following calf surgery.PSG squad for tomorrow’s showdown with @DFCO_Officiel !#DFCOPSG#AllezParis pic.twitter.com/D3HRDmxxu6— PSG English (@PSG_English) October 13, 2017last_img read more

George North finally plumps for move to Ospreys from next season

first_imgGloucester Read more Share on Facebook George North disciplined but will see out season with Northampton Share via Email Reuse this content Support The Guardian Topics Rugby union Share on Messenger Ospreys It took him five months to make up his mind but the British & Irish Lions wing George North will be joining Ospreys next season after signing a national dual contract.North made the decision to return to Wales last November after spending five seasons at Northampton. He joined them from the Scarlets, who had first call on him as his former region, but they opted not to re-sign him. Cardiff Blues and the Dragons made pitches to the 26-year old, who has scored 34 tries for Wales in 73 Tests, but he preferred Ospreys, who will be in the European Challenge Cup next season.center_img Wales rugby union team Ospreys announced this week that Allen Clarke is taking over as head coach following the sacking of Steve Tandy in January. “I believe the region has an exciting future with the structure and recruitment they have put in place,” North said. “It was a really positive decision for me to sign a national dual contract with the support and structure it provides. I have worked alongside the Welsh Rugby Union to finalise my choice of region and would like to thank everyone involved.”Ospreys have fallen behind the Scarlets in recent seasons and also been overtaken by the Blues, their opponents on the final day of the regular season this weekend at the Principality Stadium, but joining North at Ospreys next season are two fellow Wales players, Scott Williams and Aled Davies.The Guinness Pro14’s final weekend before the revamped play-offs involves a series of derbies. Leinster need a point in Connacht to join Glasgow in the semi-finals and enjoy a rest weekend when the quarter-finals, involving the sides that finish second and third in the two conferences, are played.The Champions Cup organisers have stated that reports Gloucester have already qualified for the tournament next season having reached the Challenge Cup final against Cardiff Blues, who had already secured their place through their league position, are premature.Gloucester, who face Bath at Kingsholm on Saturday, would miss out, even if they beat the Blues, if they finish outside the top six in the Premiership and Racing 92 win the Champions Cup final against Leinster in Bilbao next month having failed to qualify through the Top 14. That outcome is unlikely, with Racing needing three points from their final two league matches to qualify. Should the French side drop out of the top six in the Top 14 and lose against Leinster, they would miss out on the Champions Cup next season.In a bid to incentivise teams to take the secondary tournament seriously, the finalists of this season’s Challenge Cup would have a claim for the final place in the Champions Cup followed by the losing semi-finalists, who would meet in a play-off if they had not already qualified. news Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Northampton Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Danny Welbeck injury casts shadow over Arsenal draw with Sporting

first_img 7 Mkhitaryan 40 Ribeiro Read more 7 1 76 Bruno Gaspar Celtic keep Europa League knockout hopes alive with win against RB Leipzig 34 66 90 Luis Unai Emery was certainly sympathetic to Welbeck’s plight. “It is a very big injury for him and for us, for all people who like and love him as a person. The best for him now is to think for the person,” the manager said. “He is a very good person. He helps us with his behaviour and his quality and his capacity.“The worst news is injuries. He was working well, having a good game, he had a chance to score. When you are playing football, when you are playing competitive matches, it can happen. You don’t want that.“But that is our profession. When a player is having an injury like that the players on the pitch look at it, and in your mind you are thinking of the player. At the end of the match the players asked for him.”Refocusing on a match in such a difficult situation clearly was not easy and Arsenal mislaid the zip with which they had started the match. It was a challenge to reset minds on the task in hand at half-time. Facebook 26 Martinez Share on Twitter 55 Smith-Rowe The extent of the England forward’s misfortune feels extra cruel because he is in the last year of his contract. This is the kind of situation where Arsène Wenger felt morally obliged to back his players and offer them encouragement when they needed it most, with extensions offered to Santi Cazorla, Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky at their lowest points. Whether Arsenal’s new regime follows suit for a player who has had so much to overcome by the age of 27 remains to be seen. Match stats Substitutes Reuse this content Olivier Giroud breaks goal duck in Chelsea win against Bate Borisov 4 12 8 Bruno Fernandes 9 Acuna 49 Nketiah Share via Email Fouls Sporting 10 Montero The fearful hush that descended over the Emirates when Danny Welbeck landed in overwhelming pain never really lifted on a psychologically challenging night for Arsenal.The cold statistics of the match were favourable for a team who managed to qualify for the Europa League knockout round with two games to spare and extend their undefeated sequence to 15 matches.But this was not an evening that will be remembered with fondness, because the fate of Welbeck dominated. 29 Guendouzi 15 Maitland-Niles Arsenal 16 Holding 77 Cabral 8 Ramsey (s 84′) (s 73′) SPO34ARS66% 11 Torreira Share on Messenger Arsenal 17 Nani Goal attempts 20 Mustafi (s 30′) 18 Carlos Mane Sporting (s 68′) 14 Aubameyang Share on LinkedIn Twitter 25 Jenkinson 28 Dost 23 Diaby 4 Coates 19 Salin Pinterest Corners 6 Andre Pinto Emery was also disappointed to see Lichtsteiner also succumb to injury late in the game as he pulled up with a muscular problem. The defender will be assessed on Friday.Arsenal strained to find their rhythm. Their beat was slightly off. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who replaced Welbeck, came closest to a winner with an instinctive shot that brushed against the crossbar. The Gabon international was also denied a clear goalscoring opportunity late on when he raced through and was clipped just outside the area, an infringement which saw Jérémy Mathieu sent off.The result felt overshadowed, which was reasonable considering Arsenal still managed to achieve their initial aim of qualification from Group E. They have two matches remaining, away at Vorskla Poltava and at home to Qarabag, to try to win the group and Emery will consider how much rotation is needed nearer the time. “Our aim is to be the first in the group,” he said.“Then every match we want the best performance. After this match we are thinking about the match on Sunday against Wolves. This match give us a lot of information for continuing and also some players they need to take responsibility and confidence.” Substitutes (s 60′) Lineups Possession (s 82′) 9 Arsenal Off target 4 Sporting 3 Arsenal On target 1 Sporting Europa League He was taken to hospital and all the signs suggest he faces another long and demoralising spell of rehabilitation. The moment of horrendous injury, 26 minutes in, deeply impacted on the tone of this game. In an instant it drew all the sting from Arsenal, diminishing the sense of contest for them – if not entirely from a Sporting side who were delighted to emerge with a goalless draw.Up until then a promisingly high-tempo European performance was taking shape. Then, a soberness took hold as everybody watched Welbeck suffering on the pitch and in need of medical attention. The Arsenal forward had jumped up for a header to meet Stephan Lichtsteiner’s lofted cross but his ankle was crushed horribly as he landed.In distress and in need of oxygen Welbeck left the pitch on a stretcher. His teammates looked shaken. Aaron Ramsey, who has experience of breaks of his own, showed understandable emotion. Mattéo Guendouzi, still in his teens and making his way in the game, was visibly upset.Welbeck is tremendously popular as well as being valued for what he brings to the squad and it was immensely worrying for a player who has suffered more than his fair share of serious injuries, with two of his five seasons at Arsenal already ravaged by damage to both knees. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came closest to finding a winner for Arsenal. Photograph: Holly Allison/TPI/REX/Shutterstock 31 Kolasinac 25 Petrovic 5 Papastathopoulos 86 Gudelj 23 Welbeck Topics Read more 1 Cech Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook 22 Mathieu Share on Pinterest match reports The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. 17 Iwobi 5 Jefferson 12 Lichtsteiner SPO ARSlast_img read more

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Chandrayaan-2 launch, Meghalaya water policy, more | 5 points

first_imgMann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds Chandrayaan-2 launch, Meghalaya water policy, more | 5 pointsPM Modi also said that those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in Kashmir will never succeed as he cited a recent government exercise to assert that power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 13:26 IST PM Modi watches Isro’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. (Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi)HIGHLIGHTSPM congratulated Meghalaya govt for becoming the first state to formulate its own water-policyHe said those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in J&K will never succeedHe said number of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims this year were four times greater than past four yearsPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in his Mann ki Baat radio address, lauded the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, saying he hoped that the mission will inspire the Indian youth towards science and innovation.In his 25-minute address, PM Modi asked people to celebrate August 15 with special preparations and find out new ways to observe Independence Day with greater participation of masses.PM Modi also said that those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in Kashmir will never succeed as he cited a recent government exercise to assert that power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs.1. Chandrayaan-2 launch:”My dear countrymen, I strongly believe that you would have felt immensely proud on India’s achievement beyond the skies in outer space. The successful launch by our scientists despite the early setback is unprecedented,” PM Modi said.”Chandrayaan-2 is Indian to the core. It is purely Indian in heart and spirit. It is a totally swadeshi and home grown mission. The second important lesson is – never lose hope in face of stumbling blocks or obstacles,” he said.”I fervently hope that Chandrayaan-2 mission will inspire our youth towards science and innovation. We are now expectantly waiting for the month of September, when Lander Vikram and Rover Pragyan will land on Lunar surface,” PM Modi added.2. Meghalaya water policyThe PM also spoke about Meghalaya formulating it own water policy and congratulated the state government.”Meghalaya has become the first state to have formulated its own water-policy. I congratulate Meghalaya government. In Haryana, crops that require meager water are being encouraged. Farmers thus are saved from suffering losses,” PM Modi said.advertisementHe added, “It is the season of festivals. Many fairs are held on these occasions. Why don’t we use these fairs to spread the message of water conservation?”3. ‘Back to Village’ programmePM Modi said the “Back to village” programme held in June in Jammu and Kashmir saw enthusiastic participation of villagers everywhere, including in very sensitive and remote villages, as government officials reached there to discuss development schemes with locals.”Back to Village was not mere government formality that officials roam around the village and return to base, instead of this the officials spent two days and a night at panchayat, enabling them to spend time in village and to reach across to every establishment in village,” he said.”The most heartening aspect of ‘Back to Village’ is the fact, that it was organized in such remote villages, where even officials had to traverse difficult terrain, climb mountains while walking on foot over a period of day or day and a half,” the PM said.”Programmes like these, people’s participation or stake holding indicates that our brothers and sisters in Kashmir want good governance, proves dictum that the power of development is stronger than the might of bullets, bombs,” he added.4. Monsoon season and Amarnath Yatra”In entire India, people of different cultures and languages, celebrate the onset of rainy season in their own fashion,” PM Modi said.PM Modi also noted that over 3 lakh pilgrims completed the Amarnath yatra since July 1 and said it has already outnumbered the number of devotees during 60 days in 2015. Hailing the hospitality of the people of the state, he said it will boost tourism.In the Chardham yatra in Uttarakhand too, large numbers of tourists have visited holy sites, he said, adding that over eight lakh devotees had visited Kedarnath shrine, a record number post the massive 2013 floods that had devastated the region.”While we are talking of the monsoon season, you will be glad to learn that the number of pilgrims in Amarnath Yatra this year were four times greater than the past four years,” he said.”I would especially like to thank the hospitality of people of Jammu and Kashmir while referring to successful organization of Amarnath Yatra. Those who return after performing this pilgrimage become imbued with feelings of warmth, kinship displayed by people of state.””I appeal to all to visit those tourist sports within our country whose scenic beauty is to behold during monsoon. There are no better ways to witness this nation’s beauty, people’s sentiments and no better teachers than tourism, pilgrimage,” PM Modi added.5. Heavy rains and floods”Heavy rainfall in many parts of country has resulted in countrymen suffering due to floods. I assure all the citizens affected by floods, that the Centre in tandem with state governments is working at lightning pace to provide relief and succour,” he assured.advertisementREAD | PM Narendra Modi hails Chandrayaan-2 launch, says every Indian immensely proudALSO READ | Yeh dil maange more: PM Modi recalls Kargil War victory in DelhiALSO WATCH | Kargil victory proved India’s might: PM ModiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Mann ki baatlast_img read more

Province to Transfer Ownership of Former Youth Facility

first_imgA future land sale of a provincial asset is expected to generatebenefits for people living in Southwest Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today, May 3, thatownership of the former Shelburne youth correctional facilitywill be transferred to the Southwest Shore Regional DevelopmentAuthority (RDA) along with funds to maintain the facility, underthe direction of Team Shelburne. The development authority willthen sell the property. The proceeds of the sale, combined withany unused portion of the maintenance fund, will be combined in afund to be used for economic development initiatives in ShelburneCounty. “We are turning provincial land into an asset for the people ofShelburne County,” said Mr. Baker. “I want to thank all of themunicipal leaders for their determination and vision in makingthis initiative happen.” “This is a wonderful opportunity for future development in eachof the municipalities in the county,” said Team Shelburne chair,and municipal warden, Paulette Scott. “Once the facility is sold,the resulting funds will allow each municipality the flexibilityto access funds to develop their own projects.” “I want to thank the members of Team Shelburne, particularly MLACecil O’Donnell, for their assistance, encouragement and supportfor this initiative and economic development in the region,” saidFrank Anderson, executive director of the regional developmentauthority. “I am so very pleased that the sale of the facilitywill be handled locally. Working with Team Shelburne, I amconfident the RDA will effectively handle the sale, and ensurethe best future use of the facility.” The details of the land transfer are being finalized. Mr. Bakersaid the province will provide a $600,000 fund, enough tomaintain the site for a two-year period.last_img read more

First Crime Prevention Awards Presented

first_imgA number of Nova Scotians were recognized today, April 2, for their efforts to prevent crime and make communities safer. Minister of Justice and Attorney General Cecil Clarke presented the inaugural Justice Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention at a crime symposium in Halifax. Awards were presented in six categories including individual, youth, community group or organization, community policing, media and business community. Forty-three nominations were received. “The response to the awards demonstrates just how committed Nova Scotians are to preventing crime and promoting safety in their communities,” said Mr. Clarke. “The strategy to prevent and reduce crime, Time to Fight Crime Together, is made easier because of the dedication and enthusiasm we see in the winners, and all those people who were nominated.” The individual award was presented to Paula Marshall of the Mi’Kmaw Legal Support Network in Eskasoni. She took the network from a pilot project to a provincewide multi-service legal support program for Aboriginal persons. Rebecca Moore was the winner of the youth award. She is active in YouthScape, the Kitpu Youth Centre, Phoenix Youth Programs and In My Own Voice and hosts a show on CDKU radio in Halifax. There was a tie in the community group award so two winners were named. The Community Partnership on Drug Abuse in Cape Breton was presented an award for its work on building partnerships and advocating how to address drug abuse. The other winner in the category was the Eastern Communities Youth Association in Canso for its outreach programs to teens. There was also a tie in the police category. Cpl. Grant Webber of the RCMP Queens detachment was honoured for his Cops for Kids program and help with Citizens on Patrol. Const. Randy Wood of the Halifax Regional Police was recognized for his leadership in organizing block parties and bringing residents and landlords together. The winner of the media category was Blair Rhodes of CBC television. He has focused on crime prevention as part of the segment On Watch. The business category winner was Paul Gates of New Minas, owner of Gates Insurance and chair of Kings County Crime Prevention. “All of us who were involved with the awards have been encouraged by the positive reaction we have received,” said Stephanie MacInnis-Langley, director of the crime prevention unit. “The winners and other nominees show us that safety and crime prevention really is a team effort.” For more information on the awards go the department website at www.gov.ns.ca/just .last_img read more

Amendments To HRM Charter Add Flexibility

first_imgThe province is introducing legislation to allow Halifax Regional Municipality to create more community benefits for its residents. John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, today, Dec. 5, introduced amendments to the Halifax Municipal Charter to allow HRM to expand the use of bonus zoning as a strategic planning tool. “Nova Scotians want strong, vibrant communities that offer the housing, services and amenities that they need,” said Mr. MacDonell. “These changes support this and ensure that HRM has the appropriate legislative framework and tools in place to better serve its citizens.” Bonus zoning, which aligns with Halifax By Design, had been limited to the downtown Halifax core. The tool secures community benefits in exchange for negotiating concessions with developers, most often the height of a building. Affordable housing must be part of bonus zoning, which can also be used to improve streetscapes, open spaces and parks. HRM requested the change to its Charter and will consult the public before using the planning tool. Halifax Regional Municipality was granted its own charter in 2009 to better respond to its unique needs as the largest municipality in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Amit Shah admonishes Giriraj Singh for Iftaar tweet asks him to refrain

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday rebuked Union minister Giriraj Singh for his snide tweet targeting NDA leaders in Bihar on their presence in ‘Iftar’ parties and asked him to refrain from making such remarks, party sources said. Singh had posted pictures of top Bihar NDA leaders, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, attending ‘Iftar’ and questioned as to why people lag behind in observance of their own “karm-dharm” (religious customs) while staying ahead in making a show for religious rituals of others. BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi was also seen in one of the pictures. His tweet drew sharp reactions from the BJP allies. A BJP leader said Shah admonished Singh and asked him to avoid making such remarks.last_img read more

Sir Roger Moore And Friends Join Forces For GivingTales

first_imgSome of the world’s leading actors have today joined forces in a new children’s educational project called GivingTales.Giving TalesIt aims to produce engaging and entertaining versions of popular children’s fairy tales while helping to teach and educate children worldwide. As part of the company’s mission to educate and support children, GivingTales kft is committing 30% of its revenue to Unicef UK to help children around the world.Video: GivingTales – Behind The ScenesDeveloped in association with Sir Roger Moore, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, GivingTales features the voice talents of world-renowned actors including Ewan McGregor, Unicef UK Ambassador, Stephen Fry, and Dame Joan Collins. Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tales have now been modernised, condensed and paired with vivid illustrations that capture the universal and timeless life lessons synonymous with Andersen’s stories.“I’ve been a long time admirer of Hans Christian Andersen’s work, and I think it’s a wonderful collection of fairy stories for children and adults alike,” said Sir Roger Moore.Many of the themes in Hans Christian Andersen’s stories have relevance for children today, such as bravery, selflessness, and compassion.“The Ugly Duckling is the primal story about bullying and self-belief – it is a marvelous tale,” said Stephen Fry, actor, screenwriter and author.Available for free download starting today on Apple, Android, and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, the app comes with The Princess and the Pea (Sir Roger Moore, KBE). Each additional story is available for download at $3.99 each. Three additional stories are available in the first series: The Emperor’s New Clothes (Dame Joan Collins, DBE), The Little Match Girl (Ewan McGregor, OBE) and The Ugly Duckling (Stephen Fry).Today’s children are increasingly accustomed to consuming content in one short sitting. While paper books may be giving way to digital versions, classic fairy tales never grow old. There’s a big need to adapt traditional stories into shorter, animated versions, so they can captivate and inspire another generation of young readers.“Taking care not to lose the essence of what makes Hans Christian Andersen’s stories so great, GivingTales has condensed the stories down so they can be enjoyed in minutes, not hours. Using the voices of renowned actors gives them new life in a memorable and entertaining way,” Jacob Moller, CEO of GivingTales.“We’re overwhelmed by the initial support we’ve received, both from the celebrities affiliated with our project, as well as our ongoing relationship with the Unicef UK. Together, we hope to make a difference in the lives of many of children around the world,” said Klaus Lovgreen, Chairman, GivingTales.GivingTales was developed by an award-winning team of illustrators and producers. The company’s founders have a history of developing digital entertainment content, having developed Top Ten apps for both Apple App Store and Google Play. GivingTales is currently available in English with plans for additional stories, actors, and titles being made available over the coming months.last_img read more

Kerry Cahill To Perform In An Evening Of Cabaret For Charity

first_imgActress Kerry Cahill (Terminator Genisys, Zoo, Hours) will be performing in An Evening of Cabaret to benefit The Kristin Brooks Hope line and its program VET2VET.Cahill said, “This program is near and dear to my heart and I wanted to do something very special for them. I have put together an amazing cast of people that are equally as supportive of the VET2VET program. It will be a fun night for all involved.”An Evening of Cabaret for Hopeline will take place at Oak 81118 Oak St. New Orleans on September 27, 2015. Doors will open at 6pm and the performance will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks. There will also be a silent auction and raffle to benefit VET2VET.Several well known actors will be taken part in An Evening of Cabaret along side Kerry Cahill. Nell Nolan, who is well- known for her thirty-years of journalistic coverage chronicling all the movers and shakers of New Orleans at the Times-Picayune and for the Advocate; Broadway and television actress Leslie Castay (NCIS; New Orleans, American Horror Story); Mandi Zirkenback; Katherine McClain, otherwise known as Judy Garland at the WWII museum, award-winning playwright and writer, John Biguenet, and Brooklyn Schaffer. Cahill said, “An Evening of Cabaret will be full of singing, performances, readings, and so much more. It will be an exciting place to be and all for a great cause.”Veterans Crisis Hotline is a program that 1) Trains veteran peer counselors 2) maintains a resource database for use by crisis centers to provide local services to veterans and 3) helps returning veterans navigate the VA mental health system. They receive about 35,000 calls per month from veterans and their families. Cahill said, “Our service men and women need someone who they can talk to without feeling like they will have a consequence for letting people know they are hurting. This is an approach to healing that works.”Kerry Cahill is an award-winning actress who grew up in a military family in rural towns of Montana, Oregon and Texas. She studied drama at Loyola University in New Orleans, the British American Drama Academy Oxford and Queen’s University Belfast. Cahill’s film break came under the director Werner Herzog in Bad Lieutenant. Today, she has been cast in blockbusters such as Terminator Genisys and the new television show Zoo. For more information about An Evening of Cabaret for Hopeline please click here.last_img read more

Mens Hockey Lacking offense Ohio State suffers 41 loss to Notre Dame

Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternA comeback effort fell short for No. 16 Ohio State (5-2-2, 1-2-0-0 in Big Ten), as the Buckeyes fell 4-1 to No. 10 Notre Dame (5-3-1, 1-0-0-0 in Big Ten) in the Fighting Irish’s first conference game as a Big Ten school.The Fighting Irish dominated the scoreboard, netting three in the final frame to bury any chances of a comeback for Ohio State.Sophomore goalie Cale Morris stood tall for Notre Dame, making 23 saves. Redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo stopped 14 shots for the Buckeyes.“At the end of the day you have to score more than one goal to win most times,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We had some chances, but again we have to clean some things up.”Six minutes into the first period, Notre Dame senior defenseman Justin Wade hit senior forward Matthew Weis with a cheap shot in the back. Wade’s hit earned him a game misconduct, which caused an ejection, and gave the Buckeyes a five-minute power play. But Ohio State was unable to convert on the man advantage opportunity.“That was pretty disappointing,” junior forward Mason Jobst said. “We just have to get it set up in the zone, they did a pretty good job at not even letting us get set up … we’ll bounce back tomorrow and get them.”The Fighting Irish did not take long to break the scoreless tie in period two, as sophomore forward Cal Burke found a sliver of space between the post and Romeo, and that was all it took to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead. Senior defenseman Jordan Gross and freshman defenseman Matt Hellickson earned the assists on the play.The third period started with a frenzy of Ohio State chances. Sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski hit senior forward Kevin Miller on a two-on-one in the first minute, but Morris made the tough save. A few minutes later, both senior forward Luke Stork and Jobst missed on a near-open net as Morris was down, and still Notre Dame remained ahead a goal.Notre Dame doubled its lead shortly after these chances on a goal by junior forward Dylan Malmquist in front of Romeo. Ohio State didn’t take long to answer this time, as senior defenseman Janik Moser ripped a one-timer from the point off a faceoff win by Jobst to cut the deficit to 2-1 with 12 minutes left in the game.The Buckeyes never capitalized on the momentum, as Notre Dame scored two insurance goals late in the game to hand Ohio State its first loss in seven games. The first came from sophomore forward Cam Morrison, who hit in a rebound over Romeo off a shot by sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke.“We had a few breakdowns and that can’t happen,” junior defenseman Sasha Larocque said. “Overall we did play a pretty solid game, we were ready for them, we just can’t be breaking down like we did.”Notre Dame finished the game off with an empty netter by freshman forward Colin Theisen to take a commanding 4-1 lead with 34.7 seconds left in the game.“For the most part defensively we played a pretty good hockey game against a good quality team like that, but when we did break down, you can’t break down like we did for a couple of those goals,” Rohlik said.Ohio State and Notre Dame face off again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

David Wagner admits Huddersfield have problems

first_imgHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner admits the club has problems both in defense and in attack following their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City.The former Borussia Dortmund youth coach admits he faces a tough task of raising the morale of his players after their 1-0 loss to Bristol on Saturday.The Terriers, who are bottom of the Premier League, suffered more misery against th Championship club with Josh Brownhill’s 72nd-minute strike proving the difference between both clubs.“We have lost the last nine games in a row and seven of them have been by one goal,” said Wagner, according to Yorkshire Post.“It’s tough to pick the players up and it’s the same for everyone at the football club.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“We are in a difficult period and I didn’t see it coming, but we have to get through it.”Asked if he felt under pressure, Wagner replied:“To be honest, I’m not the right person to get asked this question, which is why I can’t answer it.”“The fact is the responsibility is mine for what has happened at the football club in the last three-and-a-half years, and that includes what’s happening at the moment.”last_img read more

PDM relaunches radio show for Youth Week

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – It is National Youth Week and the PDM in a media statement says it’s Radio Show “Raising TCI” will return to the airwaves with a theme to honor young people. Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson explained about Youth guests that: “We will hear from them the challenges and what they feel can be done. We will also celebrate with the Miss Teen Organization….” Hon Robinson listed some challenges for young people including: “unemployment; under employment; depression; poverty; the growing inability to find their place or worth in their own country … lack of adult guidance; crimes; juvenile delinquency and improper facilities and programs…” but in her address, there was a charge for young people to, and again I quote: “…rise up and make your positive mark. You are required to contribute positively towards nation building. That is your duty and more so as you are the inheritors of what you build or destroy today.” National Youth Day is on Friday; it is a public holiday in the Turks and Caicos. Related Items:national youth week, Pdm, public holiday, radio show Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

Roberts moves to Cromwell Group

first_imgJennifer Roberts has joined business supply organisation Cromwell Group as reward manager.Roberts has moved from Danwood, where she held numerous roles, including reward and benefits manager, compensation and benefits manager, and reward analyst. Roberts has also worked at Ashfield UK and E.On UK.last_img

Hundreds attend domestic violence rally at FNU

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida students held a rally, Thursday, aiming to “stop the violence.”Hundreds attended the domestic and teenage dating violence rally at Florida National University in Hialeah.The event taught kids how to report and respond when faced with violence from an intimate partner.“A bunch of schools are here, so we can educate the kids on how to stay safe and how to avoid being a victim of teen dating violence. That’s what we’re doing this for,” said Rachel Tourgeman, director of community relations at FNU. “Florida National University wants to make sure that not one more death should be out there.”The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that one in three women and one in four men in the U.S. will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more