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first_imgBharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Michael Lobo was on Friday elected as Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.The two-time MLA from Calangute defeated Congress nominee Izidore Fernandes by 21-15 during the third and final day of the Budget session here.While the lone Nationalist Congress MLA, Churchill Alemao, did not participate in the voting, Congress’ MLA Fransisco Silveira reached late to the House.last_img

first_imgThe political slugfest over the bandh called by Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with the Trinamool Congress leadership alleging that a shop owner at Keshiary, Paschim Medinipur was killed during the bandh.TMC leaders including Subrata Bakshi and Manash Ranjan Bhunia visited the area and met the family members of the deceased. “Shame on you BJP. Innocent people are getting killed. Surely the state government will stand by the family in this hour of grief,” a TMC statement said.The BJP, however, denied involvement in the violence. Its senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said the TMC was trying to defame his party by levelling such allegations.last_img read more

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Friday quashed a Delhi government circular giving preferential treatment to city residents over others at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in east Delhi as a pilot project.A Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao said it led to the creation of a “class within class” of identically placed citizens which was “impermissible”.No justification The Bench also rejected the State government’s defence that the decision was taken due to lack of facilities, saying that the State “cannot avoid or shirk away” from its constitutional obligations on account of financial constraints or lack of infrastructure and manpower.The court did not approve of the State government’s decision to classify patients as Delhi residents and non-residents based on their voter identity cards, saying such a classification “was based on no reasonable justification”.Soon after the verdict, State Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the government will challenge the decision in the apex court.The court decision came on a petition by NGO Social Jurist, filed through advocate Ashok Agarwal, challenging the October 1 circular issued by the State government regarding commencement of the pilot project.Quashing the circular, the court said it classifies identically situated persons differently for the purpose of granting them medical facility “without any rational basis” and therefore, it cannot be upheld.The Bench said the circular proposed to achieve the goal of decongestion and avoid situations like assault on doctors, but to do that the government was practising a classification which was prohibited under the law. The Bench noted that as per the circular, non-resident Delhi patients were given a light-blue coloured OPD card and facilities of free medicines, pharmacy and investigations were denied.last_img read more

first_imgUP hopeful Ricafort can still play Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “We were very soft defensively and we conceded easy goals,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, referring to their performance in the Tajik capital. “But this is football and anything can happen [on Tuesday night].”Spanish central defender Super Herrera returns from suspension, while Martin Steuble looks fit to start at rightback, giving the back line some stability and experience.“My players are ready to give everything,” added Vidakovic.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Busmen, who ruled the Asean zone at the expense of Singapore’s Home United, are unbeaten at home in this year’s AFC Cup, but the match will be their biggest test yet not only because of the strength of the opposition, but also because of the deficit they are facing.Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller isn’t ruling out a mighty fightback from the Busmen.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 shutout“Coming back from 4-0 is not easy but it’s not impossible,” said Muller. “We know what we did right and what we did wrong in the first leg. We’re playing at home so that should be a big boost for us.”The Busmen yielded twice in each half in Dushanbe as Istiklol capitalized on some poor defending from the Filipino side. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BACOLOD CITY—Southeast Asian zone champion Ceres-Negros tries to pull off the improbable when they host Istiklol of Tajikistan on Tuesday in the second leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal clash at Panaad Stadium.Beaten 0-4 in Dushanbe three weeks ago by the Tajik champions, the Busmen would need some sort of miracle to stay in the title hunt in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City SBC’s top hitter Cesca Racraquin challenges St. Benildes’ Dianne Ventura as Marites Pablo tries to provide help during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Flying V Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSan Beda warded off St. Benilde’s late charge for a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 victory t in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center Wednesday.Cesca Racraquin took charge with 15 points for the Red Spikers, who notched survived the Lady Blazers’ fightback to notch their second win.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Ateneo Blue Babble protests CHR budget, EJKs at halftime performance Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda bounced back from its shutout loss to Arellano to tie the Lady Chiefs at second behind Adamson’s 2-0 mark.The Lady Blazers struck back from two sets down with a convincing win in third but lost steam after battling the Red Spikers in a fierce duel majority of the fourth. 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 shutoutThey slid to 0-2 and are in danger of missing the semifinals.St. Benilde came through with 15 blocks, including eight from Ranya Musa. Nieza Viray backed Racraquin with 12 points. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:15Learn basic phrases in Filipino Sign Language01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

first_imgView comments Rodriguez, Superal join LPGT hunt Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Since we made the trades, we became the No. 1 defensive team,” Garcia said after the Painters rose to 4-2 while dealing a first loss in five starts on the Hotshots.“The [defensive] effort is there. When we play good defense, the offense comes.”In the nightcap, NLEX earned at least a tie for a quarterfinal slot with a 103-100 triumph over San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Painters battle the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen next, and even with J’Nathan Bullock not dominating any department, Garcia believes he has the perfect import that will take the team deep into the tournament.Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan returned to duty after serving the country in the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and finished with a combined 28 points, 25 rebounds and seven assists.Despite being under the weather, Almazan forced himself to play and won Player of the Game honors with 13 points and 14 rebounds in less than 19 minutes. He was wheeled out of the dugout on a stretcher and taken to a hospital after the match. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion James Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter trades seen by many to have weakened the team, and with an import that is not putting up monster numbers compared to the others, Rain or Shine roared to a third straight win on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters held Star to its fewest output in the conference and pulled off a 92-88 victory as they continued to climb up the standings, ironically, after trading away a veteran superstar and a blue-chip rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

first_imgfAs expected, the BCCI has confirmed that Gautam Gambhir will miss the entire tour of the West Indies to recuperate from his shoulder injury.Yuvraj Singh will also be unavailable for the full tour. Yuvraj is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, with a small patch of pneumonitis in the left lung. Joining the injury list is swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, who had opted out of the IPL mid-way on account of his shoulder injury that needed to be operated up.Suresh Raina will lead India against the West Indies during the LOIs. APSuresh Raina will lead the Indian team for the ODI series and a T20 match, while offie Harbhajan Singh would be his deputy. Shikhar Dhawan and Manoj Tiwary have been named as the replacements for Gambhir and Yuvraj.Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gambhir, who aggravated his shoulder injury during the last league game against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League playoff, had been advised six weeks’ rest by the KKR physio Andrew Leipus. The BCCI then received a report from the Indian team physio before taking a final call on the southpaw’s availability for the tour to West Indies. The selection committee, led by Kris Srikkanth, met in Chennai on Friday to pick the Test squad and decide the captain for the first half of the tour. Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar requested that he be allowed to spend time with his family. He will, therefore, not play the Test series. However, he will be available for the full tour of England that follows.advertisementParthiv Patel too finds a place in the squad. Virat Kohli and Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund are the only uncapped players in the Test squad.Limited-overs squad: Suresh Raina (capt), R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh (vc), Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan.Test squad: M S Dhoni (Captain), V V S Laxman (Vice Captain), M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel.ScheduleDateMatchVenue4 June 2011Only Twenty20Queens park oval, Trinidad6 June 20111st one dayQueens park oval, Trinidad8 June 20112nd one dayQueens park oval, Trinidad11 June 20113rd one dayViv Richards stadium, Antigua13 June 20114th one dayerViv Richards stadium, Antigua16 June 20115th one dayerSabina Park, Jamaica20 June 20111st test matchSabina Park, Jamaica28 June 20112nd test matchKensington Oval, Barbados6 July 20113rd test matchWindsor Park, DominicaNo 1 team, No 2 squadOn a day when chief selector Srikkanth tried his best to sound confident by saying ‘we have selected the best side’, questions are being raised if the IPL is being given too much prominence at the expense of the national pride.While it is believed it’s a depleted side, Srikkanth may beg to differ: “Let’s not go deep into the issue. Sachin deserves rest. Some people are not well.”So, even as cricket analyst Charu Sharma, while talking to Headlines Today, seemed to concur with Srikkanth, saying, “Injuries you can’t control. Some players need rest”, senior sports journalist Gulu Ezekiel maintained players were giving ‘national duty’ a go-bye. “While cricketers are willing to carry niggles through IPL, they skip international matches,” Ezekiel said.”What if India lose the series 5-0 and their numero uno status in the ODI? There will be more questions then. Plus, it’s very offensive that the BCCI is sending a second-rung team to the West Indies. It’s a slap in the face of the Windies, who have a great cricketing tradition. If India want to show West Indies are dispensable, such arrogance is shameful,” Ezekiel told Headlines Today, adding, “Indian fans are not fools. If we lose the No 1 status, there will be huge backlash.”last_img read more

first_imgdominates the Olympics medals tally. Also, note how China has a dedicated program that has enabled it to get into that table. Look at the Olympic medals table before Barcelona 1992 and you wont see China in the top 10 of the medals tally.India needs a similar transformation to achieve this dream.In spite of having many programs like Target Olympic Podium, Olympic Gold Quest and other similar programs, we are failing to bring any change.What can India do?-Acquire right talent: There is a need of a support system that should enable even a village-level sportsperson to find a way to register for Olympic Games. Vision Olympics Foundation launched online sports academy vision-olympic.in to fill this gap. With the help of this we can get the pool of right talent.-Quality Training: There is a need to provide world class quality training to this talent under the guidance of worlds best coaches.However, the expectations should be realistic. 20+ medals in 4 years is an ambitious goal. To achieve this goal, Vision Olympics Foundation is planning to propose public-private partnerships to Government of India to utilise the existing sports infrastructure and services. They are also planning many fundraising activities to meet the need of quality training.(MORE) PRN AKGlast_img read more

first_imgIndia, who had won the first two games to take an unbeatable series lead, lost the inconsequential third ODI by 8 wickets in Hamilton on Friday as the series ended 2-1 in India’s favour.Smriti Mandhana, who played a crucial role in the first two wins scoring 105 and 90 not out, was pleased as punch with the series result and her performance in the ODIs.”I would have been happy to have scored some runs today but I am really glad that we won our first series in New Zealand.”The first two games were satisfying because I could convert my scores and get the winning runs. This will help me grow as a player,” said Mandhana, who was adjduged Player of the Series after the match.The 22-year-old ended up as the highest scorer in the series with 196 runs in three matches at an average of 98 with a hundred and a half-century in her kitty. But the Mumbai cricketer doesn’t want to stop just here and wants to keep on scoring runs like this on a regular basis.”There’s a lot more hard work to be done (to be tagged one of the best in the world). I need to score a lot more runs and win many more games for India to get there,” Mandhana said.India captain Mithali Raj, who set a new record in women’s cricket with her 200th ODI appearance on Friday, was also quite satisfied with the result and reserved special praise for the bowlers.”I’m happy that the team has done so well this series. Very happy for Deepti (Sharma) and Jemimah (Rodrigues) for getting some runs under their belt. The spin bowlers have done well so far throughout the tour, but the total was quite less today to put pressure on New Zealand.advertisement”We want to do well in the T20s too and try to up our game. There will be changes to the squad and we will continue to train hard and do our best,” Mithali said at the post-match presentation.Congratulations on No.200 Skipper – @M_Raj03 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/oxCWRp4qGOBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 1, 2019India, who were dominant in the first two games, struggled at the Seddon Park as India got bowled out for 149 in 44 overs after being put into bat by the White Ferns.Mithali managed to add just 9 runs to the Indian total while Deepti Sharma top-scored with 52 off 90 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur was the next-best scorer with 24 runs.For New Zealand, Anna Peterson starred with the ball as she took 4 wickets for 28 runs while Lea Tahuhu bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs.Chasing a modest target of 150, New Zealand rode on half-centuries from Suzie Bates (57) and captain Amy Satterthwaite (61 not out) to win the match in the 30th over.The two teams will now play a series of three T20 internationals on February 6, 8 and 10 in Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton, respectively.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODIAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj completes 200 ODIs to set new record in women’s cricketlast_img read more

first_imgA lot happened on Saturday in Austin. We’re still trying to sort through a lot of it. Here are a few things we learned in Oklahoma State’s 30-27 win over Texas.Porter1. Grogan’s Got thisTo steal one of OKC Dave’s legendary hashtags (#grogangotthis), we’re sort of underrating what “the kicker” as Gundy calls him did on Saturday. The tie and the win from 40+ both times? That’s impressive at any point but for the much-maligned Grogan on the road in a heated game in 93 seconds? I was really impressed. Gundy was too.#okstate slips by Texas 30-27 thanks to this FG by Ben Grogan pic.twitter.com/cGrh00bmZX— Dekota Gregory (@dekotagregory) September 26, 2015“It was a good call by Rob Discher and really proud of Ben Grogan,” said Gundy. “He may be the only kicker in college history to have to make a field goal after a delay of game with 23 seconds to win the game.”I think Gundy got his kicks mixed up but at least he’s proud of him.“I was proud of him for rallying,” said Gundy.2. The golden boy has a few pimplesI am (and will continue to be) his loudest supporter, but Mason Rudolph showed what seven-games-into-your-career quarterbacks are supposed to look like on Saturday. I’d noticed the high throws throughout the first three games, but I’d presumed they’d be fixed by the time Austin rolled around.Thankfully, he’s got an incredible defense he can lean on early in his career. That won’t always be the case.3. Marcell Ateman has gone from overrated to underratedHow about that? Ateman quietly led the team in receiving and hauled in all four of his catches for 69 yards in the second half. They were all huge but this one was especially delightful.Each receiver is sort of settling in to his own role and it’s good to see Ateman finally (probably) fulfill his wild talent.Boone4. Vincent Taylor can hold his ownTaylor burst onto the scene in spring ball, and had an impressive spring game that got his campaign off to a hot start. Through three games, he was good, albeit against lesser competition. But Taylor proved that he can excel in Big 12 play on Saturday, and his emergence at the defensive tackle position couldn’t come at a more opportune time.5. The return game will take timeTrue freshmen McCleskey and Carr have yet to make any big breaks in the return game – yet. Youth at these positions are experiencing some growing pains, but both kids are more than capable of developing into big-time playmakers.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

first_imgNegligence has had devastating consequences across the country. Whether it is rash driving, avoiding police verification or trespassing railway tracks, negligence harms society. Data related to untoward incidents have shown a large number of deaths in this regard. NEGLIGENCE – A Threat In a drive conducted by Delhi Police, it has been observed that more than 100 cases were registered against hotels, guest houses and cyber cafes in the city over security-related issues. Police found that records of visitors were not maintained properly by the hotels, guest houses and cyber cafes – demonstrating complete negligence of security. Also Read – A race against timeThe database in the form of records helps police during their investigation of any incident. The city police have registered more than 1,000 cases during tenant verification in bordering areas of Delhi. It was also observed that landlords ignored various rules and rented their properties without police verification of their occupants.The North East district police, during tenant verification drive, arrested sandalwood smugglers from the Welcome area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East), Atul Thakur, informed that tenant verification is very important for the safety of any particular place. It helps in combating infiltration by anti-social elements. “Any criminal can live under the garb of the tenant. Through verification, credential of the tenant is checked. It helps police in curbing crime,” said DCP North East. Also Read – A Golden LootRecently, an attempted murder case of a woman in outer North District was solved. The investigation revealed that the crime was committed in a room where both the accused and the victim were staying. The landlord had ignored the process of tenant verification. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North), Gaurav Sharma, said that they arrested the accused, Arjun Baitha, from Dehradun. “Nobody knew his name and origin as the landlord had no records. He had been dwelling in the locality under a fake name. For such negligence, a case has also been registered against the landlord for not conducting tenant verification,” said DCP Outer North. CONSEQUENCES Many cases of deaths on railway tracks due to trespassing, avoiding over bridges and violating safety instructions have also been on the rise. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways), Dinesh Gupta, said that negligence in adhering by the safety rules has claimed many lives. “There are several cases in which people were killed after being hit by trains while attempting to cross railway tracks without paying heed to the rules,” said DCP Railway. Adding further, the DCP said, “In some instances, passengers also died after falling off trains. Either they were standing on the gate of their respective coaches and later slipped or were trying to board running trains and fell to death.” Delhi Police has been spreading awareness on regular intervals through various campaigns – distributing pamphlets that urge passengers to use foot overbridges, avoid crossing the tracks, follow traffic rules etc. As many as 960 people died in such unfortunate incidents reported in the first six months of the current year across railways jurisdiction in the city, reveals the data of Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Delhi division. According to the data, the incidents were mostly on grounds of trespassing, falling from trains, pole hitting, falls in platform gaps, suicide, deaths while trying to perform stunts as well as electric shocks. Last year 2,725 such cases were reported of which 2,201 persons died. The data further said that 130 cases of falling from trains were reported in which 54 died and 76 were injured. The RPF data also revealed that this year (till June 2019) as many as 1,212 cases of such incidents were reported under the railway jurisdiction. As many 634 trespassing incidents were reported till June in which 558 persons died and 76 people were injured. RPF Senior Divisional Commissioner (coordination) said crossing railway tracks, boarding or de-boarding running trains are major negligence by passengers. “Passengers should never trespass railway area, should utilise only authorized entry and exit gates, FOB, escalators and lifts. They should come to the station well before the departure of the train to board the train comfortably,” said AN Jha. He further added that traveling on the footboard and taking selfies on tracks are dangerous. Drunk, negligent, rash driving are the main reasons behind road accidents in the city. Errant driving risk lives who are using the street to commute. Delhi Police data of the year 2018 revealed that as many as 1,604 persons were killed in road accidents and more than 5,000 people were injured. “Rash and negligent driving is a major cause behind fatalities across the city,” police said. Earlier in June, a drunk man ran his vehicle over homeless people sleeping on the roadside in southeast Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. The errant driver was arrested and was booked under relevant sections of IPC. In another instance, a 50-year-old homeless woman was killed after she was hit and then dragged by a premium SUV in the Connaught Place area. Delhi Police data also exposed that last year 1,37,565 challans were registered for over speeding whereas for dangerous driving as many as 2,34,639 challans and for drunken driving 37,188 challans were issued. Negligence is not just limited to violation of rules; rather it has more deepening effects. In most cases related to rescue of children, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) found that the children who were rescued during raids were brought from different parts of the country. “We found that the parents, after taking money, have sent their kids with traffickers. The family members are lured on the pretext that they will get their children salary every month,” said Roop Sudesh Vimal from DCPCR. After a few months, traffickers stop sending money to parents. When the families run out of money then they alert police about their children. This form of crime can also be curbed if locals report such incidents immediately; whenever they see a child below 14 years engaged in any form of laborious work. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in several cases, found that parents barely talk to their children which results in serious consequences. “There are cases where children committed suicide on issues like fewer examination marks. Interaction is important for a child’s safety,” said a senior NCPCR member. The official, sharing details one of the child abuse cases, said, “A minor girl was regularly refusing to go school. She told her mother that the sweeper uncle is not good. But her mother ignored. One day a girl’s relative heard the conversation between the minor and her mother. Later the relative interacted with the girl in which it was revealed that the sweeper sexually assaulted the kid. The accused was arrested.” Yashwant Jain, member NCPCR told Millennium Post that parents should regularly interact with their children. They should give knowledge to their kid about good-bad touch. Inferno has been another reason for various deaths. Outdated wiring, faulty building design, a single escape route, inappropriate and illegal use of building infrastructure leads to casualties in fire incidents. Delhi Fire Services (DFS) Director, Vipin Kental, while talking about a recent fire incident in South East Delhi, said, “Faulty building design with no proper ventilation were the prime factors that hindered the rescue operation.” Adding further, the DFS Director said that wiring of a house should be changed when electrical appliances increase. The data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that 297 deaths were reported last year whereas 1,597 persons were injured in different incidents in which DFS received information to conduct the rescue operation. In 2017, as many as 318 persons died and 1,767 were injured. Our Role Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range), Alok Kumar, told Millennium Post that citizens play an important role in strengthening safety and security of the city and the nation at large.” There are responsibilities like tenant or servant verification, installation of CCTV cameras, informing police about any suspicious person or thing, which should be fulfilled by citizens to curb down crimes as well as accidents,” said Joint CP Alok Kumar.There are families, who are yet to install CCTV cameras, alarm systems in their homes. They should install safety equipment as it will increase their security. In some cases, people switch off their CCTV cameras after they close their shops, which they should not do. In Delhi, there are gated societies but at the same time, the security guards should be well trained to keep a strict vigil on the movement of vehicles and people in the society, especially during the later hours of the day. If we as citizens play our part, we can bring down such horrific incidents by a great margin across the country.last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru: Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin played down the animated reaction from his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli after taking his catch near the boundary rope, saying both of them react out of passion. With 27 runs needed from the final over, Ashwin hit the first ball for a six, but on the very next delivery, he hit one straight to Kohli at long-on off Umesh Yadav’s bowling. Kohli celebrated in his typical usual self, giving Ashwin a fiery send-off. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Ashwin, on his part, was also seen throwing his gloves in the dugout in anger. “I just played with passion, so does he (Virat). That’s it. As simple as that,” Ashwin said at the post-match press conference here on Wednesday night after KXIP lost to RCB by 17 runs. KXIP skipper said his team failed to come good during crunch situations. “Three overs for 60 odd runs wasn’t desirable, but we were in the chase all along and I thought we couldn’t finish it off in crunch situation. That is what you back the senior players to do. Didn’t quite turn out the way we wanted. That is exactly how that is gone for us the entire tournament. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Whenever we played those crucial moments, we won, and whenever we haven’t, we have lost it, because the games are really really tight for us,” said Ashwin. The 32-year-old said KXIP lost the plot in middle overs despite Nicholos Pooran and David Miller bringing them back into the game. “When you chase down 200, you ideally like one of your batsmen to make 70-80. We were not in it. We were 105 in 10 overs or something like that. We lost momentum similar to what RCB did in middle overs, but I thought Nicholos Pooran played really well and he got us back into the game. “I thought we were cruising at 4 overs 45 or 46 needed. From there on, it is quite disappointing that we could not finish the game on this ground.” Ashwin felt it was important to curtail AB de Villiers as he could make a lot of difference in end overs. “I think (Marcus) Stoinis was 26 off 30 balls before the last over started. So I don’t think that was quite the parameter. I think AB de Villiers is someone who definitely makes a difference in those end overs. It is very important we curtail him. Like I said our execution was all over the place towards the last two-three overs,” he said. India off-spinner said 30 runs in two overs was getable here at Chinnaswamy track, given the bowling attack of RCB, which had crumbled a lot in this season. “I don’t think it was really tilted. It was a balance like 2 overs 30 is still getable in this ground against the bowling attack we have seen that has crumbled before,” he said. Ashwin said had Miller connected one out of the park, KXIP would have won. “If David (Miller) would have connected one out of the ground it was – like I said it was that close. Just that we could not close out the game. That is really been our downside of the year so far. Hopefully, we can correct it in the coming games,” he said. On winning three out of their remaining games now, Ashwin said it is important to take one game at a time. “I think we have a couple of more players who get fit by the time we go to Hyderabad which will be a good boost for us. You can look at it as three out of three now, but it is very important to see that we have to win one at a time. The last two games are home games for us where we played reasonably well,” he said. “We have played some good cricket to actually end up only winning five games in the season. It is not quite pleasing that way, but going into the next three games, I am pretty confident that we can turn it around,” he said. Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis lavished praise on de Villiers for his match-winning knock by saying, “What a superstar. He showed it again how good he is.last_img read more

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) met with both victims of Cyclone Nargis and with Government officials during her visit to discuss how to help relief and recovery programmes, especially in the Ayeyarwady Delta region.“What we need is a seamless global lifeline of relief supplies,” Ms. Sheeran said. “Progress has been made, but urgent work remains on the critical last leg.”WFP still needs nearly two-thirds of the $70 million it requested to pay for food assistance operations, while its logistics operation has a shortfall of $32 million.“There is so much work to be done which requires sustained support by the international community,” the Executive Director stressed. “With current contributions, we will run out of food by mid-July.”UN humanitarian officials estimate that more than 77,000 people have been killed and 55,000 others are missing since Cyclone Nargis struck on 2 May. As many as 500,000 to 600,000 people, mainly in the delta, have had to be relocated.During her talks, Ms. Sheeran thanked Myanmar officials for granting visas to WFP’s international staff, but also urged an end to the bureaucracy delaying the deployment of the workers into the delta. While access has improved, she said Government procedures for clearing the deployment of workers remained a constraint.WFP says that it has so far handed out a first ration of rice to about 575,000 people, but added that many people have not been reached and others now need a second round of food.Ms. Sheeran said that she was encouraged by the start of a new WFP project in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, which provides cash to 200,000 people whose lives have been uprooted by Cyclone Nargis. Under the project WFP and four aid partners provide about 50 cents – equivalent to the cost of a food basket in the local markets – per person each day for four weeks.“WFP is committed to being resourceful and finding better ways to reach a large number of people who are struggling to put their lives back together. This project allows us to focus our food delivery efforts on the delta, where most food stocks have been destroyed and markets are not functioning properly.” 1 June 2008The head of the United Nations food agency today called for greater support for its growing relief operations in Myanmar in the wake of last month’s devastating cyclone after wrapping up a two-day visit to the country’s hardest-hit areas. read more

18 June 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announced cessation of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. “The Secretary-General hopes that these efforts will both provide security and an easing of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and end rocket and mortar attacks against Israeli targets,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He also hopes that this cessation of violence will lead to a controlled and sustained opening of the Gaza crossings for humanitarian and commercial purposes. The Secretary-General looks forward to all sides acting with care and responsibility in ensuring that this cessation of violence endures.”Mr. Ban also congratulated Egypt on its “persistent efforts to achieve calm through this agreement.” read more

first_imgLes papillons monarques sont de retour au MexiqueAprès un effondrement incroyable l’an passé, la migration des papillons monarques vers le Mexique a repris cette année.Les papillons monarques, ces insectes aux ailes noires et oranges qui migrent traditionnellement depuis le Canada et les Etats-Unis vers le Mexique durant la période hivernale, sont de retour cette année. L’an dernier, une baisse de 75% du nombre de ces animaux avait été enregistrée au Mexique durant l’hiver.Le directeur du WWF-Mexique, Omar Vidal, précise néanmoins que le niveau atteint cette année est encore bien en-dessous de la normale, les papillons occupant 9,9 acres de forêt en cet hiver 2010-2011, plus que les 4,7 constatés l’an passé mais encore bien moins que les 20 acres de 2008-2009. Le réchauffement climatique continue de faire des siennes… Le 19 février 2011 à 17:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target 19 New Gecko Species Uncovered in Tiny Section of MyanmarHumans finally figure out how to climb buildings using artificial gecko … Step aside, Wolverine and Spider-Man: Geckos are real life superheroes—with a growing list of natural powers.A new study, published in the journal Current Biology, reveals how the wide-eyed reptiles walk across water, moving at impressive speeds to stay afloat.While a majority of gecko species use adhesive toe pads to stick to most surfaces (from smooth glass to rugged tree bark), their supernatural ability to cross water was, until now, a mystery.“Animals move in such weird and different ways, and geckos are a good example of that,” according to first author Jasmine Nirody, a biophysicist at the University of Oxford and Rockefeller University. “Geckos make use of several locomotive modes when running across water, which makes it more difficult to characterize.”The mouse-sized lizards are too big to float on water using only surface tension, like insects, but too small to rely on foot slapping, as basilisks might.“The gecko’s size places them in an intermediate regime—a middle ground, Nirody said in a statement. “They can’t generate enough force to run along the surface without sinking, so the fact they can run across water is really surprising.”In experiments with flat-tailed house geckos, she saw that the animal’s legs slap and stroke the water, creating air pockets that keep most of their little bodies afloat. The action is not dissimilar to how they run on land.Water-repellent skin also helps, while swishing tails can stabilize and propel  movement forward.“All are important to some extent, and geckos are unique in combining all these,” senior study author and University of California, Berkeley, professor Robert Full said.“Even knowing the extensive list of locomotive capabilities that geckos have in their arsenal, we were still very surprised at the speed at which they could dark across the water’s surface,” Nirody added. “The way that they combine several modalities to perform this feat is really remarkable.”This new level of understanding, she said, could inspire high-tech designs.And it wouldn’t be the first time: Simon Fraser University researchers previously created a robot tank that scales vertical surfaces in the same way a gecko does.The University of Cambridge is also holding out hope for large-scale bio-inspired adhesives that could let humans climb to new heights.“Nature has so much to teach us. It’s built all these amazing machines to look at and learn from,” Nirody said.Study co-authors include Judy Jinn, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at UC Berkeley; Thomas Libby of UC Berkeley and the University of Washington; Georgia Tech graduate research assistant Timothy Lee and associate professor David Hu; and Max Planck Institute research group leader Ardian Jusufi.More on Geek.com: 19 New Gecko Species Uncovered in Tiny Section of Myanmar Gecko Toes Inspire Reusable Adhesive That Sticks to Almost Any SurfaceNASA Has New Gecko Bots That Can Climb Anythinglast_img read more

WWE Championship New stipulation set for WrestleMania in two weeks

first_imgFacebook Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Xavier Woods Google+ Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns The Miz Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles More changes are now official for the WrestleMania 35 card.As reported earlier, Big E and Xavier Woods won a tag team gauntlet on Smackdown Live last night to help Kofi Kingston earn a shot at the WWE Championship in two weeks.It was also confirmed that The Miz vs. Shane McMahon will now have a new Falls Count Anywhere stipulation for the event at Metlife Stadium.Here is the updated card for WrestleMania 35 as of Wednesday:RAW Women’s Championship – Triple Threat MatchRonda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky LynchWWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth RollinsWWE ChampionshipDaniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi KingstonNo Holds Barred Match, Triple H’s career is on the lineTriple H vs. BatistaRoman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyreWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipBobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn BalorWWE United States ChampionshipSamoa Joe (c) vs. Rey MysterioRetirement MatchKurt Angle vs. Baron CorbinFalls Count Anywhere MatchShane McMahon vs. The MizRandy Orton vs. AJ StylesWWE Women’s Tag Team Championships – Fatal Four WaySasha Banks and Bayley (c’s) vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix vs. Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay)Andre the Giant Memorial Battle RoyalConfirmed so far: Braun Strowman, Colin Jost and Michael CheWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipBuddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony NesePlus, Alexa Bliss will be hosting WrestleMania 35Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Triple H Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Videos Articles Twitter WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlottelast_img read more

first_imgMultiple citations were issued in association with a crash Tuesday night that resulted in a 6-year-old girl being hospitalized with abdominal pains, according to the Washington State Patrol.Michael A. Sovel was allegedly driving under the influence of unspecified drugs, with the child in the front seat, when the vehicle he was driving collided with the rear of an SUV near the intersection of state Highway 500 and Falk Road. The accident happened about 7 p.m. Kelly L. Szabo, 44, of Vancouver was stopped at a traffic light on eastbound Highway 500 waiting to turn left when her Toyota SUV was struck from behind. Six-year-old Katie Sovel was not seated in a car or booster seat, according to the state patrol. She was in satisfactory condition Wednesday night at Southwest Washington Medical Center.Sovel, 37, of Vancouver was cited for DUI, reckless endangerment, speeding and not having a proper child restraint, according to a bulletin issued by the WSP. Charges will be referred to prosecutors for review. His Mitsubishi Montero incurred $2,000 worth of damage. Szabo’s 4Runner sustained about $1,000 damage.Szabo and Michael Sovel were not injured.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Berube Mills Named To Deans List At Clark University

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Rachel Elizabeth Mills, of Wilmington, has been named to first honors on the Clark University Dean’s List while Sarah J. Berube, of Wilmington, has been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. These selections mark outstanding academic achievements during the spring 2018 semester.To be eligible for first honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (All A+s).To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, of a maximum of 4.3 (All A+s).About Clark UniversityFounded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing natural, social and human imperatives from local to global scales. Nationally renowned as a college that change lives, Clark is a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences.Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change.The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge Convention. Change Our World.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Clark University.)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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Sarah Berube Named To Dean’s List At Clark UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mills & Berube Named To Dean’s List At Clark UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more