CBI files charge sheet against Hooda in Manesar land scam case

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and 33 others in the Manesar land scam case.The charge sheet has been filed before the Special Court in Panchkula. Among those named as accused are the then senior IAS officials Chattar Singh, M.L. Tayal and S.S. Dhillon , who had worked under Mr. Hooda in various capacities. Atul Bansal, promoter of the Gurgaon-based ABW Builders, has also been named.The CBI had registered the case in 2015 following allegations that private builders, in conspiracy with some State government officials, had bought about 400 acres of land in and around Manesar at throwaway prices, causing a loss of about Rs.1,500 crore to the owners.The State government had earlier issued orders that the land parcels in question would be acquired. They were, however, excluded from the acquisition process later, after the owners had sold them to the private builders.It is alleged that the owners were forced to sell their land fearing that the government would acquire them and they would not get due compensation.last_img read more

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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 legacy still growing

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, poses for photos next to his car at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The Mexican Grand Prix is set for Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)MEXICO CITY — The checkered flag is two days away, yet the underlying expectation at the Mexican Grand Prix is that Lewis Hamilton’s fourth career Formula One championship is on course for the inevitable.Whether it’s this week or next month, Hamilton’s nearly insurmountable lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has him facing constant questions about his legacy in the sport and where he stands among Formula One’s greatest drivers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “He won races when the car was good, and when it was not so good,” Alonso said.Williams driver Felipe Massa, who Hamilton beat to the title with a final-lap dash in Brazil in 2008, this week already put Hamilton on the level with Schumacher and Senna.“He’s there,” Massa said.“It’s really made me happy to hear nice things from other drivers,” Hamilton said. “They know how hard it is to be consistent and perform.”Hamilton has neared the 2017 title by chasing down Vettel over the second half of the season. That’s a sharp contrast to the past three years, when Hamilton’s biggest rival was former teammate Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes garage. Those tension-filled seasons fractured a childhood friendship.Part of Hamilton’s legacy will be his persona off the track. He’s a global star for Formula One as he leads a rock star’s lifestyle with world travels, hobnobbing with other celebrities and a social media presence that draws millions of followers. After the Mexico race, he and friends plan to visit the ruins of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru.Rosberg’s quest for the F1 title left him exhausted by season’s end and he abruptly retired. Hamilton seems ready to keep winning. He considers himself a wiser, better racer with more still to accomplish.“In 2008, I had all the natural talent I have now but I don’t have the experience,” Hamilton said. “It’s been more enjoyable (now). I’m more comfortable in my own skin.”How long before he retires?“Definitely don’t want to be here at 40,” Hamilton said. “I anticipate a couple more years.” Victolero hopes to pick up the right fit in the rookie draft Read Next MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Hamilton tries to steer the conversation toward winning a single race, but it always returns to measuring his place in F1 history. He can win the title if he finishes as low as fifth. He’ll shoot to finish first.“I’m trying to win,” in Mexico. “It would be cool if we did and I plan to,” Hamilton said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIf he wins the championship Sunday, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez would be the fourth city where Hamilton gets to celebrate a title, joining Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2008, Abu Dhabi in 2014 and Austin, Texas in 2015.And with its confetti and sombreros in front of tens of thousands packed into the enormous grandstand, Mexico City provides one of the biggest podium parties of the F1 season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP A fourth world championship would put the 32-year-old Briton in some elite company. He would set the championship record for British drivers, join Vettel and former champion Alain Prost as four-time winners, and trail only Michael Schumacher (seven) and Juan Manuel Fangio (five) for the most all-time.He also would pass his idol, Brazilian driving great Aryton Senna, who was killed in a crash in Italy in 1994 and is generally considered to be the most elegant and skillful driver in F1 history.“Aryton’s life was cut short. If he had the chance to race in safe conditions, he would have won more,” Hamilton said. “I feel very proud to have my name mentioned with his.”Formula One is full of disputes over who were the top drivers of different eras, and how they would fare against each other. Hamilton won his first title with McLaren, but his most dominant years have come with a Mercedes team that has had no peers in the hybrid engine era. Of his 62 career victories, a mark second only to Schumacher’s 91, 40 have come since 2014.“He’s a champion of this generation,” said McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, himself a former two-time champion. He and Hamilton were teammates for one tempestuous season in 2007 when the rookie Hamilton upstaged Alonso and finished second in the championship by a single point.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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PH water polo team determined to end SEA Games slump

first_imgPro boxer Charly Suarez won’t pass up chance to get SEA Games gold anew The Philippine water polo team has had plenty of success in the regional meet with five silvers and four bronze medals since 1991, before the program went on a rebuilding stage in 2012.It missed the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar then finished fifth in 2015 in Singapore and fourth in 2017 in Malaysia.In the 2015 SEA Games, the Philippines lost to Singapore, 23-2, and but country showed massive improvement after narrowly losing to the Singaporeans, 7-5, in the next edition of the meet.The Filipinos kept it close anew against the Singaporeans in the recent FINA Challengers’ Cup in Singapore before dropping an 11-7 decision to bow out of the medal race.“We want to win the SEA Games gold this year,” said Evangelista.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical FILE – Philippines’ Mummar Alamara reacts as he celebrates a goal against Singapore during their men’s water polo round match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at National Aquatic Center in Bukit Jalil on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine men’s water polo team is confident that it will finally get over the hump in the Southeast Asian Games later this year.The team has had several heartbreaks throughout the years but competing in front of the hometown crowd would provide the edge it needs to capture that elusive gold.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “This is our year,” said head coach Dale Evangelista during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel in Manila.“With the skills, we are fair game with the best in the region, especially Singapore and Malaysia, but the support of our countrymen will spell the difference. We hope they come to support us,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe last time the SEA Games were held in the country, the Philippine water polo team was 45 seconds away from winning the gold only to squander a 6-5 edge and fall to Singapore, 7-6.“We are motivated by that loss,” said Evangelista, who came to the forum with team captain Tani Gomez Jr., co-captain Roy Canete and team member Mark Jerwin Valdez. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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IIT Mandi to complete infrastructure for 2,500 students by 2021

first_imgHaving started its journey in 2009 with 510 acres of grassland on the banks of river Uhl in the village Kamand of Himachal Pradesh, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has made impressive and rapid strides towards creating a remarkable and unique campus in the challenging yet serene Himalayan setup.The Institute now has a state-of-the-art infrastructure with a built-up area of 1.15 lakh sq.mt comprising of housing for 1,300 students, 112 faculty and 61 staff members, cutting-edge laboratories, libraries, sports facilities, spaces for other extra and co-curricular activities. This includes a 750-seater auditorium which is one-of-its-kind in the region and has already started hosting events attracting experts from all over the world. The unique design of the hostels with large common spaces and terraces is an added perk for the students. The Institute is on track towards completing 2.16 lakh sq.mt of construction by the year 2021 to provide for 2,580 students and 270 faculty and staff members.Highlighting the state-of-the-art infrastructure on campus, Prof SC Jain, Dean (Infrastructure and Services), IIT Mandi said, “We are on our way towards creating one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The rivers, mountains and the warmth of people, tempered with the best of residential, academic, and institutional infrastructure, has set IIT Mandi on its path towards emerging as a place of attraction for the best minds across the world.”Technology-enhanced servicesThe Construction and Maintenance Wing of IIT Mandi uses a web-based project management tool developed in-house by students with an open-source platform to monitor the progress of construction. It also uses an online Ticketing System to manage maintenance services.advertisementThe Institute has established an advanced IT infrastructure including high-speed links of 1 GBPS capacity based on an optical backbone and more than 200 Wi-Fi access points. The Institute has also established a High-Performance Computing Cluster with 160 nodes based on 3000 cores (CPU+GPU) and this continues to grow steadily.Future plans include establishing the Eduroam services (a global service that enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain the internet connectivity across campus when visiting other participating institutions), Unified Threat Management infrastructure and to extend the backbone infrastructure to 10 GBPS besides developing a disaster recovery site.National Knowledge Network Facilities: IIT Mandi has established National Knowledge Network Facilities including Virtual classrooms of 100 plus capacity and Conference Halls in all academic blocks. The academic blocks have spacious classrooms with a capacity ranging from 30 to 300.The institute houses the main library with a collection of 18,948 books and a fully automated and Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) enabled Satellite library with 20,000 online resources for students, faculty and staff. Future plans include creating a virtual classroom of 250 capacity and professional Recording Studio besides three conference rooms.Highlighting the accommodation facilities for the faculty and visiting faculty, Kaustav Sarkar, Associate Dean (Infrastructure), and Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, IIT Mandi, said, “The campus offers residency to all faculty members and visitors. The apartments have been designed with plenty of bay windows and balconies, to maximize the natural comforts. The gardens, clubs and community halls cater to the requirements of social gatherings. The ongoing landscaping activities will further add to the beauty of the campus.”The vision of scenic natural beauty which one could gather through the glass facades of the 3 dining halls at IIT Mandi is a great example of modern architecture. It also has a one of its kind fully functional guest house with 88 rooms for national and international visitors.Important upcoming projects: Some of the important upcoming projects include a 1.6 km long-cycle track through the botanical garden, and a 2-lane bridge, to facilitate efficient transportation in the scenic hilly terrains between the North and South campuses of the institute.Sports, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are also of high importance for the Institute. In addition to the existing indoor badminton courts, table tennis hall, football and cricket fields and gymnasium, the Institute is creating a one of its kind pavilion, a hockey ground with kiosk, and also setting up new tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.The institute currently has a medical unit in the south campus and a Health Care Centre with three medical officers, an ENT specialist and a Pediatrician, in the North campus. The facilities include a procedure room, a minor operation theatre and physiotherapy centre.The Institute has also set up within its campus important support services, such as crèches, a botanical garden with a rich diversity of local plants, children’s parks, stationery shops, a campus school, banks and ATMs, for the convenience of campus residents.Green activities:advertisementEfficient waste-management practices are held in high priority for the campus. The waste generated at each source is segregated through the active participation of residents. A Biogas Generator of 150 kg feed capacity has been installed for the digestion of biodegradable wastes.Sewage Treatment Plants have been set up to ensure that all waste-water generated in the campus gets suitably treated before discharge and reuse. Special efforts have also been put towards the identification of local flora and fauna, and in ensuring that the campus growth continues to be in harmony with them. Future plans include reuse of treated waste-water, development of plant nursery, better segregation and in-house composting.Read: IIT Mandi researchers develop nano-capsules that can simultaneously detect and treat tumour cellslast_img read more

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Notes on Mike Gundy’s Bedlam press conference

first_imgYou know how, when you’re out with another couple and they start to fight, how awkward and uncomfortable that is? Well, that was kind of what today’s pre-Bedlam presser was…26 minutes of tense awkwardness!Coach basically avoids discussing quarterbacks, coaching jobs, personnel changes and anything else – except for taking shots at The Boz and his brother.Here are the highlights:• Opened with a brief statement about who will start at QB Saturday and the overall picture of the team right now: “We’ll play the one that gives us the best chance to win based on this week’s practice. As far as injuries, we’re in good shape.”Is that even possible – to be in good shape with injuries?• On the importance of getting the 6th win and becoming bowl eligible: “It’s important for the practice time and obviously for the players – to win an extra game. We get 11 (additional practices) for us.There’s not as much long-term development that goes on. It’s mainly game-planning.”• Coach was asked if preparing for Bedlam is different than other games. Was it for him as a player? “For me, it’s a game of preparation. Doesn’t really change for me during the week. Obviously it’s a big game for the people in this state.” Well, yeah!• Is it weird with his brother, Cale, on the opposing sideline? “I honestly, a lot of times, forget he’s even over there.” Ah, brotherly love!• Do the players have more nerves for this game? “Because of the exposure today there’s not a lot of nerves that go on.”• Were there nerves for him as a freshman for his 1st Bedlam? “I obviously don’t remember.”• Then, the tension level begins to escalate with questions about Daxx and Rudolph. He was basically asked if Daxx starts over Rudolph, what does he think about yanking the redshirt off Mason: “I would NEVER talk about personnel decisions that we make publicly.” Ok then…• In an attempt to change the subject, Coach was asked if Yurcich identified Rudolph as a recruit. “No.” Then, how did that come about? “We’ll never talk about the recruiting process, personnel, or injuries.” Ouch…• So, let’s go back to the upcoming game Saturday. Preparing for Perine – what do we do? “He’s a really good back, very mature, very strong, runs low to the ground. He runs through tackles. His yards-after-contact is good. He’s poorly coached.”• Yes, he said he’s “poorly coached.” If you don’t know, his aforementioned brother Cale is ou’s running backs coach. But, there was NO smile – no grin – nothing!• Christmas at Ma and Pa Gundy ought to be a hoot!• Is there a situation in which we could see both quarterbacks play Saturday? “Could, very well could.”• Is it less likely though, since they’re two similar QBs? “No – could be more likely.”• Then there was this. This was a poor question, in my humble opinion and I don’t blame Mike for being a bit snarky. He was asked, as an underdog, does Rudolph give us a “puncher’s chance?” That’s cheap. “I’m not going to discuss who gives us the best chance to win and/or why.”Why not? “Why do we huddle up then? Why don’t we just tell them our plays?”• All of which apparently inspired Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World to write this immediately after the presser.• I suppose he could handle it better, but I have to agree. I’m not going to give Stoops any more ammo than he already has.If I can keep him guessing between the long-bomb Garman and the Freshman formerly known as Redshirt, then so be it. Eisenhower didn’t hold a press conference and say, “You know, it’s looking more and more like Normandy’s the spot.”• The awkwardness continued with the reporter pressing on about one QB or the other and how they each (or one of them) played recently. Yes – it was that confusing.Reporter: “Well he certainly was impressive in Waco, would you agree with that?”Gundy: “With what?”R: “Accuracy, throwing the ball deep, that kinda thing.”G: “Daxx’s been pretty good at that too hasn’t he?”R: “Well, not the accuracy part.”G: “Ok.” [pause] “That’s why I don’t want to talk about personnel decisions, cuz you and I won’t agree. He’s pretty accurate throwing deep balls.”R: “Daxx is, yeah.”G: “I thought you said Mason.”R: “No, I did. I’m talking about whatever circumstance may unfold if Mason is the starter.”What!?! What’s going on here?!G: “I’m not clear I understand what you’re saying.” Dismissed.• So, will we get on the bus to Norman not knowing a starter since it’s a “game-time” decision? “No, I’ll know by then. ‘Game-time’ is just a popular thing that people say.”• To some positive interaction…on Ogbah: “He’s doing great. He’s matured, grown up, came in as a guy that’s gotten really big. He’s committed to the game. “He’s playing hard, he’s been a good leader. He’s fought through some pain – he’s really been a bright spot for us. We’re fairly mature up front, but there’s a difference when he’s in there.”• Ok – too much nicey-nice! What about Van Malone? Can you tell us if he’s going to SMU? “Would NEVER talk about personnel decisions with players or coaches at any time during the season. I don’t know what you want me to say.”“You could tell me whether or not he’s been hired by SMU.” See previous statement…he just repeated it – verbatim. Icy!• Does the fact that the team has played well against good teams give him confidence? “Well – some of the time. We’ve played other good teams and didn’t play very well. But, they’ve practiced well. Their attitude and enthusiasm’s been very good.”• On the recent slow starts for the defense: “They need to play well early and I wish I had an answer for why that’s happened. We’d like for them to play well and start early so we’re not playing catch-up.”“But, on the other side of that, there’s games that on offense we haven’t played very well early either.” Did he really have to say “early” there?• This was a funny story about Bosworth. (Mike and Boz had “words” in Gundy’s freshman year.) “Last time I saw him was at a nighttime establishment in OKC back in the late 80’s.”A nighttime establishment!  So – were you guys cool with each other? “Yeah – we’re fine. I don’t know what mode he was in – Brian or The Boz – at that time so I can’t really answer that question.”• How does he deal with the annual coaching carousel – one which he’s not on, I assume?“It’s just part of our job. For whatever reason, over the last 6-7 years people have just wanted to hire guys off our staff. I get calls starting in about mid-November. Very seldom do I get less than 3 guys somebody’s trying to hire.”• He was asked about his relationship with Bill Blankenship: “I have a good relation-…I mean, I don’t visit with him a whole lot. I don’t talk to anybody for the most part.” Coach needs friends – or a good relationship counselor.• There was then another refusal to discuss, followed by a discussion of TCU vs Baylor: “Think that falls into me commenting on personnel and coaches and jobs and quarterbacks. I mean, it’s a no-win situation for me.“We live in a society today where the more you say, the more people shoot holes in it so you’re better off not saying anything. I have an opinion on it. But, I would not want to be on that committee. Both of these teams, in my opinion, could very well be, at this point, the top 3 teams in the country on any given day on a neutral field.” Ok, that was kind of confusing, too.• How important is it for the Big 12 to get a team in the Football Four? “Very important in recruiting.”• Talked about why Glidden is getting more touches: “Yeah, he’s been consistent.”• What’s most impressive? “He’s just doing his job. Playing good. He’s matured and the schemes seem to fit him.”• Does he see similarities to Josh Cooper? “There are some, yes. Is he a junior now? So, he’s got one more year. And this has been the first year he’s been able to see a lot of reps and develop.”• Carlton the Doorman asked (look it up, you under-40-somethings) if the last 2 Bedlam losses still frustrate him. “Every loss frustrates me. Every loss – whether by a point or 50 points – they’re hard to take…and they are frustrating.”• On the offensive line: “Crabtree coming back helped our team.”• Zac Veatch was “recruited to play tight end. He’s certainly undersized to be playing offensive line in this league.”• To wrap it up there was this final jewel, also regarding the offensive line – which led to an SI/NCAA discussion. He was asked about JC recruits for the offensive line:“You know it’s a violation for me to talk about that. As much as I love visiting with you, it’s illegal for me to talk about that, because when you say ‘junior college’, you specify. Don’t ask me. The guys just spent 15 months in here combing us through and we’re clean. I don’t want to get anything now!”• “I’ve got like two minutes and I’ve got a meeting because it’s Tuesday, as much as I’d love to stay and chat.” Sorry, but I love that! I’m such a Gundy homer.• So, any word on when the meeting with the NCAA is going to happen? “You know what’s funny, Bill? They don’t tell me anything. They don’t. They don’t tell me anything. So, I can actually say to you that I have no clue.”Uh-oh. That doesn’t sound real good now does it?• So, does that hang over him – burden him? “No. You guys have been around here forever. We agree to disagree on some things. But, they came in and combed this place for 12 months and that’s all they found? We oughta be throwing a party. You can write it any way you want – that’s my opinion.”Sound like Coach Mike would like a little more credit from the powers-that-be for cleaning up Lester’s mess.• To close – a question about how new coaches settle into their roles: “When we lose a coach, the guy that comes in takes over for the guy that left.” Good plan!Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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No way, Jose! Guardiola won’t fear lucky Man Utd

first_imgManchester United Guardiola won’t fear this Man Utd team as lucky Young goal saves Mourinho Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 01:04 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Ashley Young, Manchester United Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion United limped past Brighton to temporarily narrow the gap at the top, but there was little to suggest they are closing on City in real terms Whenever Jose Mourinho has been asked to address the eight-point gap separating Premier League leaders Manchester City from his own Manchester United side he has looked far from pleased at the line of questioning.But while Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday means United will maintain a foothold in the title race at the very least this weekend, those of a City persuasion will not be too perturbed by the thought of their own visit to the Theatre of Dreams in two weeks’ time after watching their neighbours stumble past Chris Hughton’s side.Firmino 4/1 FGS with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Brighton caused United plenty of problems throughout. Glenn Murray was regularly supported by the pace and guile of Anthony Knockaert and Pascal Gross as the visitors picked holes in United’s rearguard. On another day they might have been a couple of goals ahead by the time Lewis Dunk deflected Ashley Young’s speculator from the edge of the area into the far corner of the net, and they will count themselves unfortunate not to have got something out of the game.Antonio Valencia, Manchester United, Solly March, Brighton and Hove AlbionBut at the other end there was a comparative lack of cohesion. There wasn’t the flow or sharpness about United’s attack that there was about Brighton’s. To be fair, the Seagulls have been one of the more competent sides outside of the Premier League’s top seven this term, but it still felt like the Reds were making things a bit tougher for themselves than was entirely necessary.Romelu Lukaku’s all-round game needs to improve drastically, and he has netted only once in 10 games now, while Marcus Rashford’s form in front of goal has also tailed off, resulting in a seven-game run without a goal since netting the consolation effort in the loss at Huddersfield over a month ago.Against such a backdrop, winning the game was the most important thing. But there needs to be a power shift in this city sooner rather than later if United are to haul in Pep Guardiola’s outfit and that looks no closer following Brighton’s visit than it did pre-game.While United hit four past Newcastle last week, that performance stands out as the exception rather than the norm of late. This was a return to the kind of lifeless, uncertain displays which were prevalent at Old Trafford last season. With away trips to Watford and Arsenal coming before the league leaders arrive in town, Mourinho’s men simply cannot afford another performance like this one or they will only see the gap at the top grow wider.Narrow wins when not playing particularly well are often considered the stuff of champion outfits. But United remain a long way off the pace in more ways than one right now, and in a week when Reds legend Eric Cantona claimed he would rather Guardiola were in charge of his former side than Mourinho, the French genius will not have been dissuaded by anything he saw here. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Why do Women Die in Mali?

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Carolina Damásio, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Carolina Damasio, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.This was the question I asked myself every day since I arrived, working with local health statistics, scientific articles, books, conversations with local experts to find an answer. The responses were all the same: poverty, lack of health professionals, poor access of pre-natal consultations and hospital birth, low educational level and so on. The hard part is knowing that women are not dying because of the untreatable diseases. We already knew long ago how to reduce the “famous” maternal mortalities.Some of these measures are simple… Progress on maternal health is possible! How can we do something for a country that loses one woman every three hours? How do we make society understand what it takes to save their women? The woman is not supposed to suffer or die! Pregnancy should not be a risk! Maternal mortality is an injustice! I wish could do much more…Improve family planning?Training of health professionals?Facilitating access to prenatal care and delivery?A major campaign against malaria?And it was in the midst of these questions that I had the opportunity to work in rural areas of Mali. “If you really want to find out why women are dying, it is necessary to leave the big city,” was the council of many of the people in Bamako who have experience with maternal health. And now I have arranged to start work in small villages.A few days ago I attended a meeting sponsored by Ashoka with the participation of women running projects for other women in rural areas of Bamako. I met some of Mali’s Changemakers, and it was great to make contact with people who are also struggling to make a difference in Mali. I was invited by members of Ashoka to work with pregnant teenagers in the region of Kati. Here some photos of this event.I also had the opportunity to meet Coumba Touré, representative of Ashoka here in Mali. She has an amazing project for children which aims to rescue regional games and children’s stories related to local culture. She is a poet and author of children’s books and she was very interested in my ideas of uniting art with health, and work with the lullabies of the local culture. We talked about the possbility of translating my book (about my project in Brazil, “The Art of Being Born”) to French, making an adaption to the local culture, and perhaps using the poems and stories for children written by her.Share this:last_img read more

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Super Trans Tasman Day Six Results

first_imgAustralia has taken all three wins on day six of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Mixed OpenAustralia 7 defeated New Zealand 5New Zealand wins the Mixed Open series 2-1Stay tuned to the website for the full match report. Women’s Open Australia 6 defeated New Zealand 4Australia wins the Women’s Open series 3-0Men’s OpenAustralia 9 defeated New Zealand 5New Zealand wins the Men’s Open series 2-1Stay tuned to the website for the full match report and highlights. Related LinksDay Six Resultslast_img

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Gold imports up 355 during Q1

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s gold imports, which have a bearing on the current account deficit (CAD), increased by 35.5 per cent to $11.45 billion (about Rs 80,000 crore) during April-June quarter of the current fiscal, according to commerce ministry data. Imports of the yellow metal stood at $8.45 billion (about Rs 59,000 crore) in the same period of 2018-19. CAD, which is the difference between the inflow and outflow of foreign exchange, increased to $57.2 billion or 2.1 percent of GDP in 2018-19 as against 1.8 per cent in the previous year. It stood at $48.7 billion in 2017-18. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIncrease in gold imports pushed the country’s trade deficit marginally to $45.96 billion during April-June quarter of 2019-20 as against $44.94 billion in the same quarter previous fiscal. Since January this year, gold imports have recorded a double digit growth, except in February when it dipped by about 11 per cent. India is the largest importer of gold, which mainly caters to the demand of the jewellery industry. In volume terms, the country imports 800-900 tonnes of gold annually. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostTo mitigate the negative impact of gold imports on trade deficit and CAD, the government increased the import duty on gold to 12.5 per cent from 10 per cent in this year’s Budget . According to industry experts, due to high duty, businessmen of the sector could shift their manufacturing bases to the neighbouring countries. The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) had expressed disappointment over the hike in import duty. Gems and jewellery exports declined 5.32 per cent to $30.96 billion in 2018-19. The country’s gold imports dipped about 3 per cent in value terms to $32.8 billion during 2018-19.last_img read more

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Top UN health official urges treatment for AIDS patients in Africa

Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), proposed a response strategy called “3 by 5” which aims to provide 3 million people living with AIDS with antiretroviral medicines by the end of 2005. African countries must be major partners in this effort, he said. “Overall success will require the commitment of civil society, United Nations agencies, the private sector and Member States.” In an address to WHO’s African Regional Committee, he also called for improved maternal care, stressing the need to ensure that women can give birth safely. “Protection during pregnancy, childbearing and motherhood forms the core of the health system,” he said.In addition, Dr. Lee drew attention to the plight of the young, noting that 10 million children in low- and middle-income countries die every year before reaching the age of five, including 7 million who succumb to preventable and treatable conditions like pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and malnutrition. He called malaria – which takes the lives of 3,000 children in Africa each day – a “titanic health problem.”In a separate development, WHO today welcomed the consensus reached by Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on access to medicines by countries with insufficient capacity for pharmaceutical production. The agency said the agreement would help the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. “Given the urgency of the health needs in the poorest countries, the work to implement this agreement must proceed as quickly as possible,” WHO said, pledging to help qualifying countries achieve the full public health benefit from the lower prices. read more

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NBA Playoffs Pacers Paul George Has Concussion Status in

Paul George, the Indiana Pacers all-star forward, suffered a concussion Tuesday when he was accidentally knocked in the head by the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, and his status for Saturday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals is in question.The two were battling for a loose ball when they collided. George remained in the game for the duration of the Pacers’ 87-83 loss, but afterward he told reporters that he had blacked out and then had blurred vision in the contest’s final four or five minutes.In a statement, the Pacers said George initially “exhibited no symptoms of a concussion” after the game, and “in response to questions from the Pacers’ medical staff, he denied dizziness, nausea and issues with his vision. He was also active and aware of his surroundings. As a result, the Indiana medical staff did not suspect a concussion.”But when George later said he “blacked out” on the play, the team “conducted the NBA-mandated concussion assessment, which did not reveal any active symptoms of concussion.”George, though, had follow-up tests Wednesday morning, at which point he was diagnosed by the Pacers’ consulting neurologist with a concussion because he said he had briefly lost consciousness during the game.“The Indiana Pacers medical team followed the NBA concussion protocol and there was no indication of concussion during the game,” Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the director of the NBA concussion program, said in a statement. “This case illustrates that concussion evaluation is an ongoing process and manifestations of the injury may not always present immediately.”Under the NBA’s return-to-participation protocol for concussions, players must go through “several steps of increasing exertion — from a stationary bike, to jogging, to agility work, to noncontact team drills. With each step, a player must be symptom-free to move to the next step.”The final decision on whether he can return is made by the player’s team physician in conjunction with Kutcher. read more

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WWCH 2O13 Denmark sent Montenegro home – Polish historical success

← Previous Story WWCH 2013: France and Germany at 1/4 finals! Next Story → CADENAS SATISFIED: Janko Kevic in Wisla until end of the season Denmark beat Montenegro 22:21 (11:12) in one of the best matches at WWCH 2013 in Serbia and sent European champion home after the eight-final! Danish hero was young right back BURGAARD Louise Katharina who scored 6 goals, the last three for her team who will play at quarter-final against Germany.STATISTICSFurious Polish finish smashed Romania 31:29 (13:17) for one of the biggest successes in the national handball history (5th place in 1973). Team of Kim Rasmussen made the fantastic effort in the last 10 minutes and turnover the result from 22:26 to 29:26 (57.)…Poland will play against France in the 1/4 final.STATISTICS Poland

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Tiny Texas Instruments pico projector requires one USB cable for powerdata

first_imgPico projectors hold the promise of very large screens from very small gadgets. While getting them integrated into smartphones is still a few years away, actual pico projector units are getting better, and smaller all the time.At the Mobile World Congress this week Texas Instruments is showing off its latest portable pico unit. As you can see from the image above, the device is almost as small as a smartphone making it very easy to carry around in a pocket.The best feature has to be the fact it only requires one USB cable. Through that connection it gets all the power it needs while allowing data transfer from a connected device such as a laptop. It’s capable of producing 20 lumens and a range of resolutions. While TI may decide to release the device under its own name, other manufacturers can pick it up to as a base to build on. That means we may see it in branded form later this year from a number of different vendors.Are pico projectors set to be the next fad just like portable HD cameras were when the Flip originally got released? Among business users regularly needing to do presentations I think they certainly will be.Read more at CrunchGearlast_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img By Cianan Brennan The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s all you need to know on a chilly Saturday morning. Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 9:00 AM Jan 14th 2017, 9:00 AM 10,521 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email No Comments Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3186355 Source: Shutterstock/Joerg BeugeEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you get ready to face the day.1. #OUCH: The financial rating agency Moody’s has been hit with a gigantic €812 million fine over its role in creating the worldwide financial crisis by overvaluing subprime US mortgages.2. #BUS ÉIREANN: The Irish Times reports that the State bus carrier is set to cut overtime payments and eliminate the carryover of annual leave in a bid to avoid financial oblivion.3. #PRICEY: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil spent thousands of euro targeting voters with Facebook ads during last year’s general election.4. #BALLAGHADERREEN: The people of the Co Roscommon town are being warmly welcoming towards the pending arrival of 84 refugees in their town.5. #SOFTLY SENSUAL: Here’s how plans for Donald Trump’s oddly-described inauguration, due for next Friday, are going.6. #SICK AND TIRED: Ireland’s nurses are leaving in their droves, here’s why.7. #ARMENIA: The eastern European nation is suffering a ‘shortage of women’ due to the proliferation of sex-selective abortions.8. #ALT-RIGHT: Is the alt-right gaining momentum in Ireland? We took a closer look.9. #MENTAL HEALTH: Children’s lives are ‘at risk’ due to the lack of nationwide out-of-hours mental health services.last_img read more

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These Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Rumors Are Irresponsibly Exciting

first_imgStay on target ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… We have a lot of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coverage here on Geek dot com. From our review to impressions of the online mode to our ongoing breakdown of every single character in the game, every character who has ever been in a Smash Bros. game and then some. You can even watch us discuss the legacy of the Nintendo 64 original. So if you want to read Smash coverage you’re on the right website.But one thing you haven’t seen here before is coverage or wild speculation on leaks and/rumors rumors. Because so much Smash Bros. hype comes from wild new character reveals, every Smash Bros. game announcement comes with a long and fun/frustrating period of rumored new characters coming from some internet person’s uncle at Nintendo or a Dr. Seuss character. DLC makes this ordeal even longer as characters can still get announced even once the game is out. And I just don’t like highlighting stuff that’s fake at best and illegally ripped from early stolen copies at worse.I do read pretty much all of those rumors, however, just to get ahead of anything potentially newsworthy. And sometimes when you sift through that noise you find something that’s the right mix of “super exciting” and “actually plausible” that you report it just in the hopes it becomes real. These latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character rumors have me irresponsibly excited.So officially we know the next two DLC newcomers for Ultimate: the free Piranha Plant and paid Challenger Pack 1 featuring Joker from Persona 5. The Fighters Pass also grants access to four other Challenger Packs with characters chosen by Nintendo this time around. Considering Persona 5 isn’t even on the Nintendo Switch (yet), Joker being the first new challenger was quite a shock. And now this has everyone thinking the other four characters will also be third-party surprises, characters you’ll absolutely want to pay extra for.With that in mind the latest rumors absolutely fit that trend. When the game was first released dataminers searched for any files that might point to the existence of upcoming characters. In the past, those files typically came from unfinished characters who didn’t make the final cut. However, as Smash Wii U/3DS was updated it also got early data for DLC characters. You could even play as Ryu from Street Fighter before you were supposed to.According to these rumors, dataminers actually found files in Ultimate from characters referred to as “Jack” and “Packu.” We believe “Jack” corresponds with Joker because of Persona’s Jack Frost as well as the playing card motif and that “Packu” corresponds with the Japanese biting onomatopoeia for Piranha Plant or “Packun Flower.” However, there was one more name found, “Brave,” which many believe corresponds with the default name for a Dragon Quest hero. Smash Bros. has enough anime JRPG swordsmen to spare, but Dragon Quest is a huge huge huge franchise in Japan that absolutely deserves a Smash Bros. rep, especially with the acclaimed Dragon Quest XI finally making its way onto Switch in 2019.That’s the first and most backed-up part of the rumor. But if you want to dive deeper into the rabbit hole, folks now believe this data backs up an earlier claim that between now and E3 2019 we would learn about the other three DLC fighters: Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, Steve from Minecraft, and Doomguy… from Doom. Their inclusions would promote a 30th anniversary Ninja Gaiden project, Minecraft: Dungeons, and Doom: Eternal.Again, take all of this with a grain of salt, but these character to me would perfect a character roster I believe is perfect already. Doom is a video game classic absolutely on par with Nintendo’s greats. Bayonetta and Snake being here mean that M-rated violence and gore is no excuse for cuts. Frankly, not acknowledging Doom and the Western legacy of shooters it inspired hurts Smash Bros. as a video game art history object. The same goes for Minecraft, a game that’s currently shaping the world’s youth with its blocky creative freedom. The rumor even speculates that Steve could include skins for other Microsoft properties like Banjo-Kazooie and Master Chief from Halo. Imagine, Master Chief in Smash Bros! And let’s not forget that Ninja Gaiden is a seminal work as well, as a 2D NES action game and as a bloody 3D take on the formula. Plus any game could use more playable ninjas.The great thing about big rumors like this is that all it takes is one announcement from Nintendo to blow it up entirely or raise hype to new levels. Hopefully the next Nintendo Direct ends with something like “Doomguy Rips and Tears His Way Into Battle.” Finally, Mario and Sonic can battle in Hell where they belong.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now. Read our review of this majestic video game pageant. And for more check out cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

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GoFundMe Page Set Up For Wilmington Native Who Suffered Injuries Giving Birth

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington native Sarah (McMahon) Gurry gave birth to her first child in February. The difficult delivery left her with a labrum tear in her hip.“I had surgery the day my daughter turned 3 months,” says Gurry. “I found myself unable to care for my daughter without the help of my husband, mother, and father. I was out of work until August.”The hip surgery caused Gurry to suffer a back fracture and bulging disc, which has sidelined Gurry again.“I am currently faced with more medical bills for physical therapy, injections, an MRI that insurance refused to cover and may have to have surgery to fix the fracture,” explains Gurry. A GoFundMe page has been established to cover Gurry’s medical expenses and rent.“Between the bills from my daughter’s delivery, my surgery, physical therapy and the missed income, we are at a loss when it comes to paying for the upcoming injections, physical therapy and additional expenses, especially if my insurance keeps denying treatment,” says Gurry.  “My husband and I greatly appreciate any help. Thank you for helping give Ella a healthy mommy!”Visit Sarah’s GoFundMe page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 14-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Biman staff passenger held with 12 kg gold at Dhaka Airport

first_imgCustoms Intelligence officials arrested an employee of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and a passenger along with 1.2 kilograms gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early Saturday, reports news agency UNB.The arrestees are Omar Faruk, a ground service traffic supervisor of Biman, and Kazi Qamrul Islam, a passenger.Custom officials said Qamrul arrived at the airport by a flight of Biman from Kuala Lumpur around 4:30 am.A CIID team caught them red handed at the boarding bridge area of the airport while Qamrul was handing over the gold to Faruk.last_img

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Sonia Gandhi greets PM Hasina

first_imgChairperson of Indian Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi (left) and Bangladesh prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina. Photo: UNBChairperson of Indian Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Bangladesh prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s absolute victory in the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.”The Indian Congress Party leader sent a message to the prime minister greeting her, Bangladesh Awami League and the people of Bangladesh on securing her party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s national polls,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said.Sonia Gandhi also wished success of the prime minister and continued peace, progress and prosperity of Bangladesh, he said.last_img read more

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