first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Following are PTIs top/expected sports stories at 17:30 hrs:STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:*Pre-match press conferences ahead of the sixth ODI between India and South Africa.*Report of Asian Games test event in Jakarta.*Report of Vijay Hazare matches at various venues.*ISL match between FC Goa and Chennayin FC in Goa.STORIES ON WIRE:SPO-IND-PREVIEWRelentless India eye 5-1, South Africa aim consolationBy Chetan NarulaCenturion, Feb 15 (PTI) A historic series triumph sealed, India are expected to put their bench strength to test while a vanquished South Africa would aim for a consolatory win when the two sides square off in the sixth and final ODI, here tomorrow.SPO-IND-WOMIndia women look to continue dominance over SA in 2nd T20East London (South Africa), Feb 15 (PTI) A perfect start achieved, the Indian womens cricket team would look to continue its supremacy over South Africa when the two sides clash in the second Twenty20 International, here tomorrow.SPO-KALLIS-INTERVIEW (EXCLUSIVE)Kallis knows why Proteas floundering against Indian wrist spin magicBy Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) South Africas greatest all-rounder Jacques Kallis has figured out why his countrys batsmen are struggling against Indian wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav — the Proteas are not facing bowlers like those in the domestic circuit at all.SPO-ISL-WOMENSLEAGUEISL, I-League clubs refuse participation in women leagueBy Abhishek HoreNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) The ISL and I-League teams have refused to compete in the 2nd Indian Womens League, leaving All India Football Federation (AIFF) in the lurch.advertisementSPO-ISL-BENGALURUConfident Pune take on formidable BFCBengaluru, Feb 15 (PTI) With an aim to consolidate their chances of making it to the play-offs, Pune City FC will come out all guns blazing against hosts Bengaluru FC in an Indian Super League encounter, here tomorrow.SPO-HOCK-SPONSOROdisha Govt to sponsor Indian hockey teamNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) In a first-of-its-kind association, Indian hockey today got a new sponsor in state government of Odisha, which has decided to support the game for the next five years.SPO-BOX-ASIANIndian boxers claim 5 gold medals at Asian Games Test eventJakarta, Feb 15 (PTI) Indian boxers packed a heavy punch at the Asian Games Test event, signing off with five gold, a silver and four bronze medals here today.SPO-HOCK-COACHOur focus is on winning Asian Games and WC, says MarijneNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) With a heavy calender lined up this year, Indian mens hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne has set his sights on retaining the Asia Games crown to give his players ample time to prepare themselves for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.SPO-BCCI-SUDAMABCCI red flags Sudama Premier LeagueNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) The BCCI has warned all its affiliated units against allowing their players to participate in the unsanctioned Sudama Premier League. PTI APAlast_img read more

IPL 2018, RCB v RR: Sanju Samson 92 not out powers Rajasthan to 19-run victory

first_imgRajasthan Royals registered their second successive win of the season as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday.The high-scoring match match in Bengaluru saw Rajasthan successfully defend 217 runs as the home team were restricted to 198 for 6 in 20 overs with captain Virat Kohli top-scoring with 57 off 30 balls while Mandeep Singh remained unbeaten on 47 from 25 balls.Shreyas Gopal was the star of the show with the ball for the Royals as he removed the dangerous Kohli and de Villiers in quick succession to land a telling blow on RCB. Ben Laughlin, D’Arcy Short, Ben Stokes and Krishnappa Gowtham picked up a wicket each to ensure victory for their side.”Feels good. We all know how dangerous RCB are. We were thinking of getting 160-170, wicket was a bit slow. But the way Sanju batted was incredible. It was all about getting that one big partnership. Knee is better. Slight niggle but will be fine. Shreyas bowled really well.”We know when you score 200-plus, opponents will come hard. Sanju is a great talent, good to have him in our team. He’s the future for India and we back him,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation.Kohli’s fifty was his 31st fifty for RCB and his fastest in the T20 format as it came in just 26 balls. But his valiant knock went in vain as his team suffered its second defeat of the season.Earlier, it was Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 92 off 45 balls helped the Royals post a mammoth 217 for 4 after they were put into bat. Captain Ajinkya Rahane contributed with 36 runs while Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler made 27 and 23 respectively.advertisement”Feel very grateful to play this tournament every two months of the year. Playing an innings like this is a dream come true.”I’m feeling good, hitting the ball well. Would like to keep up the form and win as many matches as I can. Whatever my team wants me to do, I’ll do it – whether it’s fielding or keeping,” Man of the Match Samson said.Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for RCB while Chris Woakes also picked up 2 wickets.Rajasthan are now third on the points table while RCB dropped down to 6th with just 2 points from 3 games.last_img read more

John Calipari Posts Heartfelt Message On Twitter Following Kentucky’s Loss, “I Love These Guys”

first_imgjohn calipari tweet loss wisconsinjohn calipari tweet loss wisconsinIt’s been a little more than 12 hours since John Calipari’s team suffered its first – and only – loss of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season. Kentucky, winners of 38 straight games, fell to Wisconsin, 71-64, in the Final Four in Indianapolis Saturday night. Calipari has since had time to reflect on the season that was for his Wildcats. Sunday morning, after getting out of Easter mass, Calipari posted a message on Twitter about his team’s year. Left Easter Mass a little bit ago. It put me in a great frame of mind. As each hour passes, I’m beginning to feel better.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015All of us need to look at this season for what it was. This season changed college basketball.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015Not only historic 38-0 start, but it showed that All-Americans can be selfless & servant leaders that care about others more than themselves— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015I love these guys.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) April 5, 2015Nobody seems to handle defeat with more class and grace than Calipari. Kentucky will surely have another chance at a national championship next season.last_img read more

Upset Alert: Top 15 Team In Serious Trouble At Halftime

first_imgAn overhead view of Neyland Stadium.14 Nov 1998: An overall view from inside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Volunteers defeated the Razorbacks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /AllsportKentucky has been one of the best stories in college football this season, contending for the SEC East until last week’s loss to Georgia.Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the best week for Wildcats athletics overall.UK is in Neyland Stadium to face a rebuilding Tennessee squad, and things are not going well at all.Tennessee football leads Kentucky 17-0 at the half, in a big potential upset spot.After a 3-0 first quarter, Tennessee ran out to the big lead with a pair of second quarter touchdowns.The last came with just four seconds left in the half, on a 41-yard jump ball thrown by Jarrett Guarantano to Marquez Callaway.? HAIL MARY ?Guarantano throws it up … Marquez Callaway brings it down.TOUCHDOWN @Vol_Football!! pic.twitter.com/sOC8byDETQ— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 10, 2018Guarantano has 175 yards and the touchdown pass, while Ty Chandler has 64 yards on the ground. Tim Jordan has a touchdown run for the Vols.Tennessee is currently out-gaining No. 11 Kentucky 239-62 in total yardage. Kentucky was a five-point favorite entering the game.This win would be huge for Tennessee’s bowl chances. A win would bump the Vols to 5-5, and they would just need to win one of Missouri and at Vanderbilt to crash the post-season in year one under Jeremy Pruitt.last_img read more

Rapper Ranveer Singh brings Gully Boy to Lakme Fashion Week. See video

first_img IANS MumbaiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 14:47 IST Ranveer Singh at Lakme Fashion Week 2019Ranveer Singh, who combined ramp walk with live rap performance at the Lakme Fashion Week on Sunday, says it was a unique show and experience for him.The actor hosted an impromptu rapping session on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week 2019 in Mumbai. Padmaavat actor was seen sporting a jump-suit, sweatshirt and cap during the event.Along with him, rapper Naezy and entire Gully Gang took the centre stage and crooned massive hits from Gully Boy’s Asli Hop Hop and Apna Time Aayega, for the audiences and they went wild.The Simmba actor even jumped into the crowd like a rock star.Talking about the show, Ranveer said, “It was a very unique show. Our film is closely connected to the music and the music was the heart of our show. There were unique performance, live music show, the entire gang is authentic rappers and they contributed the film, dialogues, and music of the film.””It was a unique show and a unique experience for me and I am thankful to the entire team for having me,” added Ranveer.This is the first time a movie and fashion show has successfully amalgamated on-ramp. Talking about the experience, Ranveer said, “I loved it! It is the first time that any of movies had merchandise, turned right.”Along with Ranveer Singh, the entire Gully Gang, rapper Nazey, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, film producer Ritesh Sidhwani was present at the event.advertisementGully Boy is directed by Zoya Akhtar, it is loosely based on the life of street rappers Divine and Naezy. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz and Siddhant Chaturvedi in supporting roles.The film releases on February 14.ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh savagely trolled for PDA with Deepika Padukone. See videoALSO READ: Deepika Padukone reveals that she got engaged to Ranveer Singh four years agoALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh turns Lion King for India Today January 2019 coverGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Gully BoyFollow Lakme Fashion Week Rapper Ranveer Singh brings Gully Boy to Lakme Fashion Week. See videoRanveer Singh hosted an impromptu rapping session on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week 2019 in Mumbai.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Governor-General to Appoint Commissioners for Anti-Corruption Unit Soon

first_img Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in short order, will appoint five Commissioners to a single Anti-corruption Unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica.Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, confirmed that the Governor-General has now signed the Integrity Commission Bill, which was approved by the Senate in July, paving the way for the establishment of the Unit.“After the Governor-General appoints the five Commissioners, they will begin the process of implementing the terms of the (unit),” Mr. Chuck said.He was speaking to reporters following the commissioning of 241 Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the parish of St. Catherine at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church on November 8.The new single Anti-corruption Unit will incorporate the Office of the Contractor General, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, and the Integrity Commission.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck informed that debate is to begin next Tuesday (November 14) in Parliament on the new Justices of the Peace Act of 2017, which seeks to strengthen procedures for the selection, appointment and regulation of JPs.Changes to the new Bill will provide for the expansion of the geographical jurisdiction of JPs, allowing them to give islandwide service in respect of non-judicial functions.“We will also be removing the upper limit, so that even if a person is over 70 and is still available and capable, he or she can still be appointed a Justice of the Peace,” Mr. Chuck noted.The Minister urged the new JPs to serve with integrity and to “help us to make Jamaica what it can be”.For his part, President of the Lay Magistrates’ Association, St. Catherine Chapter, Phillip Keane-Dawes, encouraged the new JPs to avail themselves of workshops coordinated by the Justice Training Institute and by the Ministry of Justice.He called on them to reflect upon the importance of their roles, which will require them to serve in certain areas at any time, especially in Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs).Superintendent of Police in charge of Operations in the St. Catherine South Division, Leighton Gray, acknowledged the role of the JPs in the fight against crime, emphasising that “we cannot do without them”.He also implored JPs to remember their Oath of Office and to “take time out to analyse its essence”.Representing the largest number of JPs ever to be commissioned at one time, the 241 men and women underwent four months of training facilitated by legal luminaries in the areas of human rights and freedoms, history of the office, code of conduct and rules the JPs must follow.Among those commissioned were Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Mrs. Donna-Marie Rowe; former Spanish Town Mayor, Dr. Raymoth Notice; Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Chaplaincy Unit, Rev. Gary Budhoo-Fletcher and co-host of the radio programme, ‘Too Live Crew’, Markland “Action” Edwards. Story Highlights He was speaking to reporters following the commissioning of 241 Justices of the Peace (JPs) for the parish of St. Catherine at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church on November 8. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in short order, will appoint five Commissioners to a single Anti-corruption Unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica. Among those commissioned were Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Mrs. Donna-Marie Rowe; former Spanish Town Mayor, Dr. Raymoth Notice; Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Chaplaincy Unit, Rev. Gary Budhoo-Fletcher and co-host of the radio programme, ‘Too Live Crew’, Markland “Action” Edwards.last_img read more

New Chief Judge Appointed for Provincial Family Courts

first_imgJudge Pamela Williams is the new Chief Judge of the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts. Judge Williams was called to the bar in 1985. She spent 18 years as a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid, and was appointed as a Provincial Court judge in 2003. She became Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court in 2011. The Chief Judge schedules court sittings, assigns judicial duties and is responsible for the administration of the judicial functions of the Provincial and Family Courts. She also hears cases. “The provincial and family courts are a key part of the administration of justice in Nova Scotia. Judge Williams has the knowledge, the skills and the wisdom to be an exceptional Chief Judge, and I congratulate her on her new role,” said Mr. Landry. Outgoing Chief Judge Curran has held this position since 2003. His term ended Jan. 31, but he has continued in the role until his successor was appointed. He will continue full-time as a judge of the provincial and family courts. “I’d like to thank Chief Judge Curran for his passion and commitment to the administration of justice,” said Mr. Landry. “I am pleased that our justice system will continue to benefit from his experience.” Cabinet chooses Chief Judges based on the Justice Minister’s recommendation. The family and provincial court recruitment committee provides a list of candidates. The committee is chaired by the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, and consists of the outgoing Chief Judge, a lay person designated by the minister, and the president of the Provincial Judges’ Association. The provincial court hears offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, other federal acts and regulations, and summary offences under provincial law. The Family Court handles family issues, including maintenance, custody and access, and child protection cases.last_img read more

RCMP investigation on three homicides in northern BC to be released on

first_imgSURREY, B.C. — The RCMP will release its investigative findings on Friday into the murders of three people in northern British Columbia that sparked a manhunt for two teenage suspects across Western Canada.Bryer Schmegelsky, who was 18, and 19-year-old Kam McLeod were found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds last month in the wilderness of northern Manitoba.Before their deaths, the teens were charged with the murder of Leonard Dyck, a University of British Columbia botany lecturer, and were also suspects in the deaths of American Chynna Deese and her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler.Police have said it appears Schmegelsky and McLeod were dead for a number of days before their bodies were found on Aug. 7.The RCMP committed to publicly sharing the details of its investigation after providing the families in the case with an update. Police said two firearms were found with the dead men.The manhunt began July 23 when police announced Schmegelsky and McLeod were suspects in the deaths.The young men had initially been considered missing persons when a truck and camper they were driving was found burned a few kilometres from where Dyck’s body was discovered at a highway pullout on July 15.The bodies of Deese and Fowler were found near the Alaska Highway, 470 kilometres from where Dyck’s body was discovered, on July 19.The manhunt for McLeod and Schmegelsky led to Gillam, Man., where Dyck’s Toyota Rav 4 was found burned. Officers converged on the area to begin what would be a two-week search.Police used drones, dogs and even had help from the Canadian Armed Forces to scour the remote area.The search was scaled back July 31 and a few days later a damaged rowboat was found in the Nelson River. A search of the river turned up little of interest, police said.On Aug. 6, police said some items linked to Schmegelsky and McLeod were found on the river’s shore. The bodies were discovered the next day, about a kilometre from where police said they found the items.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Supreme Court dismisses City of Burnabys case against Trans Mountain pipeline

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the City of Burnaby on the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one of the last court challenges to a project that has pitted British Columbia and First Nations against Alberta and Ottawa.Burnaby asked the country’s highest court last spring to consider a lower court decision that denied the port city leave to appeal a ruling by the National Energy Board.That ruling allowed Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction of the pipeline expansion, which would triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving between the Edmonton-area and port facilities in Burnaby. The federal government approved the pipeline expansion in 2016, but the project faces significant opposition in B.C.Thousands of people have rallied in protest and the provincial government has raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible environmental and economic impact.Burnaby had appealed the NEB’s decision to the Federal Court of Appeal, which dismissed the appeal with costs on March 23.last_img read more

Rwandan general chosen as next military chief of AfricanUN mission in Darfur

24 July 2009The United Nations and the African Union have announced that a Rwandan lieutenant-general will be the next Force Commander of their joint peacekeeping mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur. Lt. Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba, 42, will take effect as the military head of the Mission, known as UNAMID, from 1 September.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the Security Council of his joint agreement with AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping that Lt. Gen. Nyamvumba succeed Gen. Martin Luther Agwai, who has served with UNAMID since its inception at the start of last year.Mr. Ban voiced gratitude to Gen. Agwai “for his exemplary service during his tenure,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson told journalists today.Lt. Gen. Nyamvumba, the current chief of logistics in the Rwandan defence forces, has had extensive leadership and operational experience with his country’s military.In a related development, the UN peacekeeping chief addressed the Security Council on the situation in Darfur and the work of UNAMID, saying the crisis in the region was evolving and the UN had to adapt accordingly to remain effective.Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told Council members that large-scale violence and civilian displacement was now rare, although localized attacks still occur.But relations between Sudan and Chad, which shares a border with Darfur, continued to deteriorate and threaten the stability of the region.Mr. Le Roy noted that the evolution of the crisis does not diminish the tragedy of Darfur or lessen the suffering of the 2.7 million people estimated to be displaced. He also warned that the world is no closer to a lasting solution to the conflict than it was five years ago when the issue was first taken up by the Security Council.He said the Sudanese Government must make serious concessions and illustrate its commitment to Darfur by actively investing in the region’s people and infrastructure, and he called on the rebels to compromise among themselves and agree on a serious platform for discussions. read more

VIDEO Macedonian NT lineplayer Stojance Stoilov bodychecks referee

Macedonian vice-champion RK Vardar Pro lost the first point in the Play-Off League in Strumica against home team Zomimak 24:24 and reduced chances for the title in the race with RK Metalurg, but above of that the most interesting moment of the match was the last attack – just ten seconds before the final whistle. Angry of referee decision, Vardar’s line player Stojance Stoilov body-checked referee!Look at the VIDEO… ← Previous Story Dinamo Minsk to find a new coach – Bebesko goes to Motor Zaporozhye! Next Story → Come to the 5th SARIUS CUP in Presov (Slovakia)! handball body-checkMacedonian handballStojance Stoilov

Pellegrini delighted with Roma debut

first_imgLuca Pellegrini is excited to make his full Serie A debut for Roma, especially after a devastating double knee injury.Pellegrini, 19, was sidelined by two horrific injuries in July and then December 2017 which has put his career on hold.After two substitute appearances this season, the hometown Roman was given his full Serie A debut in a 2-0 victory over Empoli.“The debut is a special moment for everyone. I’m happy because I know how hard I worked to reach this moment,” Pellegrini told Football Italia.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Everyone was really helpful, because it’s like a family here. I couldn’t have asked for better preparation and I thank everyone for their support.“It was difficult after the injury, but that kind of setback makes you realize just how strong you can be mentally. I overcame the double hurdle of first the anterior cruciate ligament, then the fractured kneecap.”The teenager was asked whose poster he had on his wall growing up. “Gareth Bale, as at the time he was a full-back. I started out in a more advanced role and then became a full-back, so I had the opposite career path. Now I have a master like Aleksandar Kolarov as a teammate and try to learn everything I can from him.”last_img read more

Card Street Fire Grows to 9000 Acres Moves Away from Residential Areas

first_imgDownload AudioUpdate: Thursday, June 18th. 9:00 am.The Card Street Fire on the Kenai Peninsula has grown to more than 9,000 acres.More ground and support personnel are arriving, and the fire has pushed east into the Skilak Lake area. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ordered an evacuation of all the campgrounds along Skilak Lake Road.The Type-2 management team has arrived in Sterling and will be coordinating operations today.Update: Wednesday, June 17. 10:00 pm.According to the Alaska Interagency Fire Coordination Office west winds continue driving the Card Street fire towards the north shore area of Skilak Lake. The fire has crossed Skilack Loop Road, prompting the Department of transportation to close the road and evacuate the nearby recreation area. Suppression efforts in the area are ongoing.Update: Wednesday, June 17. 5:10 pm. The Card Street Fire has burned 11 structures and had spread to 3,000 acres, according to Terry Anderson of the Division of Forestry. The fire on Wednesday was driven by westerly winds which were pushing flames into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in the direction of Skilak Lake Loop Road. The area is a popular recreation area, but the campgrounds near Skilak Lake have been cleared.The fire was moving away from residential areas on the banks of the Kenai River.There are 175 firefighters working to put out the fire, Anderson said in a release.Firefighters had been dispatched from the Kenai Borough, Alaska Division of Forestry, Alaska Smokejumpers, Selawik, Idaho and Montana.Favorable winds, a lot of water and good preparation by property owners kept the damage limited to one structure Tuesday night, Anderson said.“The fire made a major run to the west,” he said. “It jumped Kenai Keys and came into the subdivision with lots of sparks and embers and trees torching, and it was a battle for a good solid three hours or so. It was supported by air tankers dropping loads of retardants right next to houses trying to support the firefighters. A lot of success.”Anderson said additional administrative and ground support were expected to arrive on the scene.“There’s a lot of tired firefighters out there right now, so to be supplemented by a management team or more fire crews is what we all need right now. We have about 125 new firefighters hit the ground today [Wednesday]. More have been ordered and I expect to see more coming.”Update: Wednesday, June 17. 10:30 am. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is putting federal money behind the effort to fight the Card Street Fire in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula.The fire is now five percent contained.At least 300 people have been evacuated, mostly in the Fueding Lane and Kenai Keys areas. Hundreds of homes are potentially in the path of the fire, many of them primary homes. Three homes have been destroyed so far, ten structures in total. The fire has consumed more than 2,500 acres.Hot Shot crews arrived Tuesday night and a Type-2 Management Team was expected to take over operations Wednesday afternoon. There are 28 uncontrolled fires within the state which has burned over 70,000 acres to date.Update: Wednesday, June 17. 6:30 am.Fire crews were kept busy on the central Kenai Peninsula Tuesday night, keeping an eye on the Card Street Fire to prevent it from spreading to homes in the Kenai Keys areas, and attacking two new fires in the Copper Landing area.Lightning was pegged as the culprit for the new fires, both near Milepost 51 of the Sterling Highway. The Alaska Division and Forestry and the Forest Service initially focused on the fire near Juneau Lake along Resurrection Pass Trail, north of the Sterling Highway.The other is burning on the south side of the highway on a steep mountainside in the Russian Lakes area. That fire was about 20 acres when crews reached the area, but Andy Alexandrou, with the Division of Forestry, said Tuesday that the Russian Lake Fire is “gobbling” — moving fast up steep terrain near power lines, the Sterling Highway, and some residences.No lightning strikes were recording in Sterling on Tuesday, but dry conditions and variable winds continue to hinder firefighting efforts. The Card Street Fire, which began Monday afternoon, had grown to just over 2,000 acres, or 3 square miles, by Tuesday evening. The fire has damaged or destroyed at least 10 structures in eastern Sterling, three of them houses.Hot spots appeared across the Kenai River in last year’s Funny River Fire burn area Tuesday, but crews have been able to contain them. Air tankers continue to dump retardant as a barrier between the fire’s edge and homes, with helicopters dumping water in more targeted operations.Residents are keeping a close eye on the fire, as well. Many have evacuated, with the Sterling Community Center serving as a shelter and hub for relief efforts. Not everyone is heeding the evacuation request, however.Kurt and Tammy Strausbaugh stayed in their house Monday night and watched the flames come to within a half mile from their back deck.“I’ve got a good 50-foot buffer around at least most of my home, but our home is made of wood and our deck is really kindling dry, just like everything else is right now,” Kurt said.The Strausbaughs live about one-third of a mile down Card Street off the Sterling Highway. They had everything packed up and moved out Monday, and were ready to move themselves is need be.“We just hunkered down. We’re so close to the highway, if the flames would have come onto our property we already had the vehicles pointed down the street,” he said. “We would be able to get out, put it that way.”Alexandrou said that a hot shot crew was scheduled to arrive on the scene Tuesday night, and a Type 2 management team is expected to take over operations Wednesday morning.More air support is on the way, as well, including two Black Hawk helicopters from the National Guard and a Canadian CL-215 scoop aircraft.last_img read more

Maharshis second song introduces Rishi

first_imgTelugu’s Super Star Mahesh Babu’s upcoming movie ‘Maharshi’ is one of the most awaited movies of the season. With Pooja Hegde as the female lead opposite Mahesh Babu, actor ‘Allari’ Naresh is to be seen in an important role in Maharshi.After the first song from Maharshi movie grabbed the attention of all the second number is out now. The first song with the lyrics “Choti Choti Batein” became quite famous with peppy music composed by Devi Sri Prasad. While the first song established the friendship between Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh, and Pooja Hegde, the second song seems quite different.The second number with the lyrics “Nuvve Samastham” is out now. The makers had released the song and Mahesh Babu shared the lyrical video quoting, “Up, close & personal with Rishi through #NuvveSamastham #TheAuraofRishi #Maharshi”.The song Nuvve Samastham is sung by Yazin Nizar and the lyrics are penned by Shree Mani. The song looks much like an introductory song for Mahesh Babu in the movie. The lyrics are catchy and the music composed by Devi Shri Prasad is fresh.Mahesh Babu will be seen as Rishi in this movie. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, the movie is set for a release on May 9.last_img read more

Akbar Ali Khan terms quota reform logical

first_imgAkbar Ali KhanReservation for freedom fighters in government jobs should be reviewed as such facility is contrary to the the country’s constitution, thinks former cabinet secretary Akbar Ali Khan.Dwelling on the students’ demonstration seeking reform in quota system, he said the jobseekers feel aggrieved when they are deprived of civil service due to quota system, after more than two years of efforts required for recruitment.“Our constitution provides for quota only for backward segment of the population. Freedom fighters’ quota should be applicable to benefits for freedom fighters injured in war and also insolvent ones,” Akbar Ali Khan, himself a freedom fighter, observed in an interview with Prothom Alo’s AKM Zakaria.The former bureaucrat maintained that the core principle of the constitution is to hire manpower for the public sector based on merit. “Our government must not provide the quota facility to anyone having a freedom fighter’s certificate,” he insisted.Citing India’s quota system for Dalit (lower cast) community, he said,  “if any Dalit member avails of the privilege, his/her children are no longer entitled to it. It is called ‘Creamy Layer’ in India.”He pointed out that if the Bangladesh government follows the Indian model, the number of candidates seeking facility under the freedom fighters’ quota will come down.”There is no other country in the world that has such a system,” added Akbar Ali Khan, a former caretaker government adviser.Describing district quota as ‘no-longer necessary’ he said, there are 258 types of quota in the country while it was only 35 when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman introduced the system in 1972.Akbar Ali Khan recalled that district quota was not introduced as a permanent arrangement. “It was expected to be lifted within 10-15 years.”“Since the quality of education in all the districts and our transportation and communication have improved significantly, the district quota is no longer relevant,” Akbar Ali Khan elucidated.“The number of types of quota will come down to 38 from 258 if only the district quota is abolished. However, the quota for women, indigenous and people with disability should remain,” he said.* This report is written by Farjana Liakat, based on text of an interview originally published in Prothom Alo print editionlast_img read more

Samsung Hands Out LimitedEdition OlympicThemed Galaxy Note 8

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest center_img Samsung is celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics with a themed smartphone.More than 4,000 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8 handsets will be delivered to athletes and staff.The special edition devices includes “bold new features” (bezel-less 6.3-inch Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen, dual camera). But more importantly, it boasts a white back “to celebrate the winter theme” and gold Olympic rings, inspired by the commemorative flame.“Throughout our 20-year legacy as an Olympic partner, Samsung has showcased our support of the Olympic Movement by helping spread the Olympic Spirit and enhance connections through our latest technological innovations and immersive experiences,” Younghee Lee, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.The white glass back celebrates the Games’ winter theme (via Samsung Electronics)“We’re proud to provide the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition to all athletes in an effort to help them to stay connected, capture, and share one of the most memorable moments of their lives,” he added.It is unclear exactly when Olympians can expect to receive their new phone; perhaps Samsung will hand them out upon entrance to the Olympic Village next month.Owners can set themed wallpapers and access “useful apps” pre-installed “to help cultivate the utmost Olympic Games experience,” according to a company press release.As part of a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOG) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), all staff members will also be gifted the limited-edition device.More than 4,000 themed Galaxy Note 8 handsets will be delivered to athletes and staff (via Samsung Electronics)“Samsung’s creation of an Olympic Games Limited Edition device reinforces Samsung and IOC’s shared desire to spread the Olympic spirit,” IOC President Thomas Back said. “It’s because of dedicated partners like Samsung that we’re in the position to provide unforgettable experiences at the Olympic Games time after time.”The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled from Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea. This marks the country’s second Olympic Games; Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988.With only 22 days until this year’s opening ceremony, event organizers are already looking to the future, preparing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, where facial recognition software may be put to use.last_img read more

Samsung I7110 Smartphone with S60 and Symbian OS

first_img Citation: Samsung I7110 Smartphone with S60 and Symbian OS (2008, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-samsung-i7110-smartphone-s60-symbian.html (PhysOrg.com) — Samsung Electronics Co just announced today their latest Smartphone based on the S60 and Symbian OS. The Samsung I7110 Smartphone will be showcased for the first time at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London on October 21 and 22. The I7110 is a slim and sleek bar type Smartphone with only 12.9mm thickness and comes fully packed with high performance functionality. The I7110 features a 2.6″ QVGA AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, FM radio, DNSe 2.0, GPS with Geo-Tagging, optical mouse, accelerometer, 3D games (Asphalt, FIFA 2000) with DLNA compatibility. Based on Symbian OS v9.3, the I7110 is optimized for convergence with performance and feature enhancements, giving the user the highest level of power efficiency and platform security for a Smartphone. Using cutting-edge mobile phone technology, the 2.6″ AMOLED screen will deliver outstanding experiences in connectivity, multimedia and GPS navigation. With geo-tagging and navigation capabilities in pedestrian and driving modes, the AMOLED screen makes it easy to view under bright sunlight.With the great multimedia capabilities, users will be able to enjoy high resolution photos with its 5 megapixel camera that features auto focus and LED flash. It also comes with the latest digital camera features including “smile shot” and “blink shot” features. The I7110 also offers advance video recording not found in today´s Smartphone´s. Multi-codec formats including DivX is supported thereby eliminating the need to convert video files. There is also 50Mb of internal memory as well as support for micro SD memory cards up to 16 GB. The I7110 offers HSDPA and WiFi connectivity to enhance your multimedia experience and an 8-way optical mouse to maximize your web browsing experience.Samsung I7110 Smartphone Features:- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, WiFi- 50Mb internal memory and 16GB external (micro-SD)- 5 megapixel camera (CMOS with AF and LED flash)- Video Player – Supports: DivX, H.263, H.264, WMV, MP4, and RV. VGA 30 fps, QVGA 120 fps- Music Player – Supports: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+, WMA and Real Audio- GPS Navigation: Pedestrian & Driving, Geo-tagging- Battery1,200 mAh. Talk time: 11 Hrs / 6 hrs (EDGE/WCDMA). Standby time: 427 hrs / 451 hrs (EDGE/WCDMA)The Samsung I7110 Smartphone will be available in Russia from November 2008 and will soon be introduced in other markets. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Samsung I7110 Smartphone last_img read more

Unite AU and NZ

first_imgSource = Tourism New Zealand Unite AU and NZTourism New Zealand response to the latest MLA ad in Australia | Unite AU and NZA friendly rivalry has long underpinned the relationship between Australia and New Zealand, but what would happen if the two countries became one as proposed in Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest campaign?Tourism New Zealand launched a tongue-in-cheek website today in response to MLA’s campaign that showcases the best of the fictitious new country: New Australia-Land. The catch? All the experiences listed on the website are located in New Zealand.Australia is Tourism New Zealand’s largest visitor source market, with over 586k Australians holidaying in New Zealand in the past year, but consumer research across the Tasman has identified a need to build awareness there of what makes New Zealand unique.The New Australia-Land website automatically re-directs visitors to a page on newzealand.com where New Zealand’s landscapes, ski fields, the Southern Lights, cultural events, food and more are compared to similar, albeit less enticing, experiences in Australia.It also promotes travel to New Zealand’s regions and the recently launched Tiaki Promise.The website will be promoted through Australian media, search engines and Tourism New Zealand’s social channels.Unite AU and NZlast_img read more

Man fractures skull spine in work fall

first_imgA Protaras shop owner is in the intensive care unit of Nicosia general hospital after falling from a height of three metres on Thursday.According to police, he fell from the roof of the building while carrying out repairs at around 3pm.The injured man was taken to Famagusta general hospital by ambulance and later transferred to Nicosia because of the severity of his injuries.He was diagnosed with a fractured skull and spine.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more