Charges framed against Hardik, two others in sedition case

first_imgA local court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday framed charges against Patidar leader Hardik Patel and two others in a sedition case filed against them in connection with the violence that broke out during the community’s quota agitation in 2015.Sessions court judge D.P. Mahida framed charges against Hardik Patel, Dinesh Bambhania and Chirag Patel under Indian Penal Code Sections 124 (A) for sedition, 120 (B) for criminal conspiracy and others.Mr. Bambhania and Mr. Chirag Patel are no more a part of Mr. Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti that led the 2015 agitation.After framing the charges the court posted the matter for hearing on January 29. If the trial culminates in conviction, the charges carry maximum sentence of life imprisonment.‘Politically motivated’ “We will fight the case. This is a politically motivated case filed against us at the behest of the BJP government in Gujarat,” said Mr. Hardik Patel after the charges were read out to the accused during the court proceedings.The sedition case was filed by the Ahmedabad police in 2015 and the chargesheet was filed in January 2016, contending that the accused indulged in activities which were subject to be charged under sedition and also conspiracy and treason.However, the Gujarat HC dropped Section 121 (A) of the IPC pertaining to waging war against the state. This section attracts capital punishment if the accused is convicted.The chargesheet stated that Mr. Patel and his aides reportedly incited and instigated the Patidar community members, particularly youth, to resort to violence as part of a conspiracy to press their demand for quota for the community.The police claimed that their activities as part of the quota agitation led to large-scale riots across the State and forced the authorities to impose curfew and even call the Army to restore normalcy in the affected areas.last_img read more

Rejuvenating ancient sources to combat water scarcity

first_imgIn the backdrop of the acute water crisis gripping Maharashtra, environmental groups, in conjunction with the local administration, have embarked on a unique initiative to rejuvenate ancient water sources of the famed pilgrim town of Alandi, 28 km from Pune.The project aims at rejuvenating 52 puratan kundas or ancient water reservoirs located around Alandi which is the birthplace of Dnyaneshwar, the 13th Century saint, poet and philosopher and one of the pivotal figures of the Bhakti movement in medieval India.This initiative is being carried out by All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP), an NGO, in conjunction with the city-based Biospheres, and the Rotary Club of Pune.With Alandi’s residents struggling with water scarcity, this initiative aims at rejuvenating these extremely polluted kundas while conserving the town’s natural water heritage and ecologically reviving the depleted groundwater table.“Quite apart from the intense religiosity and spiritual sanctity of this place is an important environmental and social significance to this project. Given the paucity of water in Maharashtra and with natural resources depleting at an alarming rate, the rationale is to conserve our natural water heritage,” Sachin Punekar, founder-president of Biospheres, told The Hindu.Dr. Punekar said that once these reservoirs were cleaned, people could use them as alternative potable water sources and other purposes as in earlier times.“The ancient name of Alandi was ‘Alankapuri’. So we see this initiative as a journey from Alandi to Alankapuri by restoring its ancient environmental heritage,” said Shailendra Patel of the AWGP, urging the State government to bestow natural heritage status on such patches of land and conserve them.Since times immemorial, the water in these reservoirs was used not only for drinking and other purposes but also had medicinal uses.“However, the aura of holiness associated with these kundas has long disappeared as people now use them to dump sewage and solid waste. Coupled with the flow of effluents, a floating population of 25,000 only adds to the pollution which gets worse during the ‘wari’ season where more than a lakh pilgrims end up dirtying these reservoirs,” observes Dr. Punekar.Near Alandi lies a dense grove at Siddhabet, sited on the confluence of the Kuberganga and Indrayani rivers. This grove is home to the ‘wisdom tree’ or Ajaanvruksha (Ehretia laevis) where Saint Dnyaneshwar is believed to have taken his samadhi in 1296 CE at the tender age of 21.The abhangas (devotional poetry) of the poet-saints Eknath and Dnyaneshwar speak of an increase in one’s knowledge after chewing the leaves of this tree.A number of live springs which form the water source for these ancient reservoirs originate in these groves which is rich in biodiversity.Pointing out to the significance of this grove, Dr. Punekar says the grove, with its strong historic-religious association, acts as a natural groundwater recharge for a number of these ancient reservoirs or kundas.“This project also aims to conserve such groves around temple towns that are rich in biodiversity, but are reeling under the onslaught of urbanisation. With such strong associations with Dnyaneshwar’s life and work, the key to preserving the grove and cleaning the kundas is sensitising people by making them aware of their spiritual heritage,” Dr. Punekar said, adding that it was essential to address the problem of cleaning the entire Bhima river basin (whose tributary is the Indrayani river) to rejuvenate these water springs and kundas.“It is imperative to preserve the hillocks around Alandi and Dehu where these groves are sited. This natural water heritage has to be preserved for future security of the livestock in this area as well,” he said.Dr. Punekar said the need of the hour was to secure these natural water resources through proper monitoring after the environmental groups had finished cleaning the reservoirs.“The council will aim at conserving these water sources which can certainly function as alternative sources to tide over the crisis in times of drought,” Sameer Bhumkar, CEO of Alandi Municipal Council, told The Hindu.However, he pointed out that there were formidable obstacles to be surmounted.“The municipal council is already short-staffed. We will require the support of NGOs to maintain these stretches. The task of cleaning and then conserving these kundas is an uphill one requiring the participation and cooperation of the locals,” he said, adding that the historical and ecological significance of these water bodies needed to be stressed upon.last_img read more

₹100 crore for infrastructure dev of Utkal University: Odisha CM

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced ₹100 crore assistance for the infrastructure development of Utkal University here. The CM announced this after inaugurating the five-day platinum celebration of Odisha’s premier varsity here.Naveen Patnaik said improving the quality of education at all levels of the education system is a top priority of his government. He said: “The state government has sanctioned ₹100 crore to Utkal University for opening six centres of excellence.” The chief minister called upon the students to contribute for the growth of Odisha and be a part of this “unprecedented development process”.While paying his tributes to great sons of Odisha, the chief minister recalled the contribution of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandit Nilakantha Das and Pandit Godabaris Mishra among others who visualised the capitalisation of the states intellectual resources through this university.“Teachers and students are the principal players in an institution like this. Teaching, learning is an ongoing and evolving process. Management, infrastructure, learning resources and even curriculum are facilitating factors. The outcome of this entire exercise is quality human resource,” he said. The chief minister also inaugurated the Central Instrumentation Centre and Digital Library Building of the university. He also laid the foundation stone for the boundary wall project.last_img read more

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu lauds PV Sindhu: She has made all of us proud

first_imgThe Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu complimented ace badminton player PV Sindhu for her recent victory where she has scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win BWF World Tour Finals. “She made all of us proud,” Naidu said after interacting with Sindhu and her family members in Hyderabad on Monday.Naidu appreciated Sindhu for being consistent with her performances and said that she was a role model for youngsters. The youth must draw inspiration from her dedication, hard work, and passion for the game, he added.”I am really happy to have met PV Sindhu and her family members. She has created a history by her victory and getting the gold medal at World Championship at the recent match held at China,” Naidu said.”She has brought name and fame to our country. So, I congratulate her on this stupendous victory, hard-work, discipline, dedication she is showing to the game. And in the determined manner in which she is playing the game and winning one after the another, creating record after record and then at this engage getting a world medal at a world level competition is really praise-worthy,” he added.Terming the 23-year-old as a role model, the Vice President hopes that all youngsters will draw inspiration from her. “She just came to see me and take my blessings. She is happy that the Indian parliament has complimented her and her victory,” he added.For the continued encouragement and support given to the shuttler, Naidu also heaped praise on her parents, Coach Pullela Gopichand and her mentors.advertisement”I also compliment Sindhu’s parents for the continued encouragement and support they have given to her and then participating in sports. Gurus are mentors, always respected as per our culture. We have a teach-student tradition in our country so that tradition should be continued. I would also like to compliment Pullela Gopichand, who is also pride of our nation and also her other mentors who are instrumental in guiding, training and teaching her all the methods and techniques of the game as continuously mentoring is a rare great service they have done to the society and the country,” he said.Talking about the importance of sports, and physical activity in improving the overall personality of a human being, the Vice President said that every child should be encouraged to take up some form of sporting activity from early days.”Sporting activity should be part of everybody’s life particularly younger children should start at early and make it a habit to play one sport or other because that gives- one sporting spirit, two claim spirit, three competitive mentality, fourth hard-work and above all it will take care of the health. A healthy body will always help to make a healthy mind and a healthy mind and a healthy body make a healthy person. And healthy person makes a healthy society and a healthy nation can become a wealthy nation, not vice-versa,” he said.”Even if you are wealthy, if you don’t have healthy mind and body you cannot be happy. So, keeping that in mind I am of the opinion that sporting activity should be part of the school curriculum, children should be encouraged to play sports whatever their choice may be and parents should encourage them. Under school and college they must provide sporting facilities for the children to practice the game of their choice,” he concluded.Sindhu clinched the gold at the World Tour Finals Championship after defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-17 in the summit showdown on December 16 in Guangzhou, China.The shuttler, who is representing Hyderabad Hunters, defeated Spaniard and 7 Aces Pune’s Carolina Marin 11-15, 15-8, 15-13 in the opening game of the Premier Badminton League at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai.(With inputs from Ashish Pandey)last_img read more

Florida Releases Official Depth Chart For Opening Contest

first_imgFlorida Gators depth chart for opening day.Florida Gators PlaylistThe Florida Gators take on New Mexico State this Saturday, and of course, fans want to know which quarterback – Will Grier or Treon Harris – will be starting under center. They’re going to have to wait until the game actually kicks off. Monday, Florida released its official depth chart, and both quarterbacks were listed. It specifically reads “Will Grier or Treon Harris.”#Gators depth chart for Week 1 vs. @NMStateFootball: pic.twitter.com/fagneeqMB1— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) August 31, 2015#Gators release official depth chart. pic.twitter.com/N8ZB2abf4E— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) August 31, 2015It was already known that both Grier and Harris would be playing in the season opener. It’ll be interesting to see which player gets more snaps – and – which player performs better.last_img read more

Pochettino dismisses Solskjaer duel talk

first_imgMauricio Pochettino refused to entertain talk of a tactical battle with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although he felt Tottenham outplayed Manchester United in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat.United took all three points from Wembley following Marcus Rashford’s first-half goal, but Spurs passed up a series of chances after the break, with David de Gea forced to make 11 saves in the visiting goal.After talk in the build-up to the game that the match was an opportunity for Pochettino – linked to the United job – to take on interim Old Trafford boss Solskjaer, the Tottenham manager was asked how he felt he fared. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Pochettino insisted that the pair had overseen a “collective” battle and joked that he and Solskjaer would have had to take to the field for an individual duel.”It was Tottenham against Manchester United,” he told his post-match news conference. “I’m not going to talk about [a battle with Solskjaer].”I’m not going to judge his tactics. I think, in the plan you have to play, it’s not ethical to talk about how he is doing or I am doing. You only can talk about the game.”Today, to talk about the game, of course we were better. We dominated the game and we created more chances than them. In the second half, we created 11 shots on target, with 11 saves from the goalkeeper.We deserved a lot more today. pic.twitter.com/VCPw65KYTx— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) January 13, 2019″It was a game and a battle between Tottenham and Manchester United, because if not, we would need to play him against me, one-versus-one on the pitch. Then the next game Fulham against [Claudio] Ranieri, then [Chelsea boss Maurizio] Sarri.”OK, come on. That is football and it’s always about collective things.”United have won five games from five in the Premier League since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, yet Pochettino would also not be drawn on improvement in the Red Devils ranks, despite recording a 3-0 win in the reverse fixture earlier this season.”To be honest, when we played there I thought they were very good and I cannot judge or talk about another period under Mourinho,” he said. “I can only judge the performance of them [at Wembley].”I think my feeling is completely different. I am happy after the defeat with the performance. I wasn’t happy with the performance after we won 3-0 there.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PHOTOS: National Mathematics Week Church Service

first_imgActing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean (right) greets students from the Eltham Park Primary School, at National Mathematics Week Church Service held on March 24 at the Life Centre Church of God of Prophecy, Gordon Boulevard, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. Looking on from left are: Acting Chief Education Officer, Winnie Berry and Bishop Johnathan Hayden, Pastor Life Centre Church of God of Prophecy. Students from the Eltham Park Primary School (from left): Twana Dinnal, Rickacia Barnes, Khaiefa Knight and Juda Henry participate in the National Mathematics Week Church Service held on March 24, at the Life Centre Church of God of Prophecy, Gordon Boulevard, Spanish Town, St. Catherine . Stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, participate in the National Mathematics Week Church Service held on March 24 at the Life Centre Church of God of Prophecy, Gordon Boulevard, Spanish Town, St. Catherine. They are from left: Regional Director for Region 6, Barrington Richardson; Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer, Dr. Nadine Leachman; Acting Chief Education Officer, Winnie Berry; and Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean.last_img read more

Dryad Maritime Branches Out

first_imgJune 3, 2014 zoom Dryad Maritime, the UK’s maritime intelligence agency, has unveiled plans for a strategic expansion of their operations into Asia Pacific and the Americas.The official announcement will be made to the maritime industry at Posidonia 2014, where Dryad will be revealing the future vision, business strategies and broader expansion plans that are to guide the company’s growth throughout this year and beyond.The current Director of Intelligence, Ian Millen is to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer from Karen Jacques, who will be relocated to the Pacific in order to take the helm and grow Dryad Maritime across Asia and the Americas.Graeme Gibbon Brooks, Managing Director Dryad Maritime, said: “We are really excited about our expansion plans which we hope will be the start of many more. The initiative underscores our commitment to delivering effective operational and risk mitigation support to our customer base within the Asia and Pacific regions.”The operation in Singapore will provide additional support for Dryad’s growing multinational client base across the Asia Pacific region.Karen Jacques, Director Asia Pacific Region, said: “It is a very exciting time for Dryad as we continue to develop a leading role within our industry in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world and it demonstrates our commitment to both current and future clients in these areas”.The broader expansion plans will see Dryad Maritime expand their offering through the launch of several new services which will provide support to maritime operators during normal operations, when at risk and during crisis operations.last_img read more

Patel becoming FIFA Council member will greatly benefit India

first_imgNew Delhi: The likely election of All India Football Federation chief Praful Patel as a FIFA Council member will open the country further to the outside world, the national body’s senior vice-president Subrata Dutta said on Tuesday. Patel is set to become the first FIFA Council member from India for a four-year term (2019 to 2023) when the Asian Football Confederation holds its elections in Kuala Lumpur on April 6. Eight candidates are in the fray to elect five members of FIFA Council — the highest decision making body — from the AFC. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”If Patel becomes a FIFA Council member, the country can benefit in many ways. We will get more technical and financial support in the setting up of the Centre of Excellence near Kolkata. We will get support in the development of qualified coaches and in producing better referees of our own,” Dutta said. “India has hosted FIFA U-17 World Cup (for men) in 2017 and we are hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup for women in 2020. If Patel becomes a FIFA Council member, we will get other bigger events,” he added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia is interested in hosting the FIFA U-20 World Cup (for men) in the near future. Dutta also said that Patel sitting at the high table of world football will help the national team in getting more international friendly matches. “At present, we are struggling to get opponents for international friendly matches. But the AIFF chief becoming a FIFA Council member will make it easier as India’s relationship with other top football nations will become better,” the senior AIFF official said. Asked if Patel has the support from the current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regime, headed by president Shaikh Salman, in Saturday’s elections, Dutta said: “I have no clue about that. I can only say that Patel has 90 per cent chance of becoming a FIFA Council member.”last_img read more

Founder of animal cruelty investigation agency speaking at Brock

Nathan RunkleThe founder of the U.S.-based Mercy for Animals will speak at Brock next week.Nathan Rundle will give a free public talk in the Sankey Chamber at Brock from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The presentation, titled “Inspiring Compassion: Putting Our Ethics on the Table,” will focus on how industrial farming has changed the way cows, pigs and chickens are treated and how our food choices can become a powerful tool in preventing cruelty to animals.Mercy for Animals is a farm animal protection group that conducts undercover investigations and education. It has 75,000 members and a growing list of celebrity supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres.Rundle’s talk is sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

What Verizons acquisition means for Yahoo users

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2016 11:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email What Verizon’s acquisition means for Yahoo users NEW YORK, N.Y. – If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over.Nothing will change in the short term, but neither company said much about the brand’s future once the $4.83 billion deal closes early next year. In announcing the deal Monday, Verizon merely said that the new Yahoo properties will become part of Verizon’s AOL business, which the phone company bought last year for $4.4 billion.It’s quite possible that Verizon will retain the Yahoo brand — as a sub-brand like AOL.Here’s what’s known — and what isn’t — about what Verizon’s deal for Yahoo means for you.___WILL MY EMAIL GO AWAY?In the U.S., Yahoo is the second most-popular email service behind Google’s Gmail. It’s even more popular in Europe and Latin America. Because of that, it makes sense for Verizon to keep that brand affinity intact, eMarketer analyst Paul Verna said.Look to what Verizon did with AOL as guidance. People with AOL addresses did not have to change their email address. In fact, Verizon upgraded AOL email accounts to give them unlimited storage and more room for email attachments.With 225 million users worldwide, “they would be really foolish to do anything to mess that up at least in next six to 12 months,” said Randy Giusto, lead analyst at Outsell.But nothing is ever permanent when it comes to the internet. Both Yahoo and Google have closed down services that millions of people use when they don’t fit with the companies’ strategies. Giusto expects Verizon to eventually make changes, but the company will need time to assess its new properties.WHAT ABOUT THE YAHOO SITES?Verizon is buying Yahoo to strengthen its media and advertising platform, so the websites are a valuable part of that.“Yahoo’s content and advertising portfolio should vastly expand AOL’s reach and technology,” said Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack in a note to investors. Because Yahoo reaches over 1 billion active users each month, including 600 million mobile users, he said, that scale is attractive when selling ad space.Outsell analyst Giusto points out that Yahoo has already been closing its less popular digital magazines. For instance, Yahoo shuttered Yahoo Health, Yahoo Real Estate and five others in February. The ones that are left, including Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, are more popular, so they may stick around.Yahoo’s Tumblr blogging site is another matter. The company took a big accounting writedown last week to reflect the declining value of Tumblr. As the nature of blogging itself changes, Tumblr faces competition from sites like Medium, which is increasing in popularity as a site for longer form writing pieces.WILL THE YAHOO NAME STICK AROUND?The enthusiastic name has been synonymous with the Internet’s rise in the 1990s, but now that the Internet has matured, it’s not clear whether Yahoo as a brand name will survive.The parts Verizon isn’t buying — Yahoo’s stakes in Yahoo Japan and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group — will get a name change once the deal closes. Verizon bought the Yahoo brand as part of the deal and has the option to keep the name.However, because Verizon is merging Yahoo with AOL’s operations, it could also merge everything under the AOL brand name. Then again, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and other sites kept their separate identities after AOL bought them years ago, and Verizon didn’t change that approach.“I think Yahoo becomes a sub-brand just like AOL has,” Giusto said. “Maybe tailor that sub-brand with names toward products, like Yahoo Mail, Finance and Sports.” read more

Thai gold mine is first to gain Social Accountability SA8000 Standard

first_imgKingsgate’s Thai subsidiary, Akara Mining, which operates what it clains is the world’s safest gold mine, has become the world’s first mining company to gain accreditation under Social Accountability SA8000. Akara is the first stand alone mining company with SA8000. Two other operations have been accredited, but they are part of larger organisations. This standard is considered the global standard for assuring a fair and humane workplace and for improving working conditions. SA8000 was established by SAI (Social Accountability International), an international non-profit human rights organisation dedicated to the ethical treatment of workers around the world, and it follows the principles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The rigorous social audit required to obtain the Standard includes workplace standards and multi-stakeholder consultation with diverse groups including workers, local communities and NGOs within an open and transparent system. The SA8000 standard is held by some of the world’s most respected companies, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. It demonstrates a credible Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy with a strong social performance component. It has been described as the “current benchmark in corporate social accountability” by Amnesty International. For investors, SA8000 provides credible assurance of ethical production of gold and silver, reinforcing Kingsgate’s commitment to world’s best practice which, it says, “leads to high staff retention levels, improved productivity and the transparency to withstand discerning NGO, government agency or ethical investor scrutiny.” The SA8000 Standard is the latest addition to Akara/Kingsgate’s impressive record of implementing best practice international standards at its mining operation. These include: ISO9001 – Quality ISO14001 – Environment OHSAS18001 – Health + Safety TLS8001:2003 – Thai Labour Standard ISO17025 – Laboratory Standard (underway) GRI – Global Reporting Initiatives (in relevant areas). These standards have been reinforced by winning numerous awards in Thailand, such as Business of the Year 2006 (AustCham). Global independent CSR rating agency RepuTex has Kingsgate as the only ASX listed mining company with an A rating or better, except for BHP and Rio Tinto. Kingsgate’s CEO and Akara’s President, Gavin Thomas, described it as “a shining example of a mining company of actually doing what it says, demonstrating how modern mining can be sustainable, both socially and environmentally. Although management creates the vision of how we want our company to operate, the drive and implementation comes from our committed Thai employees and contractors. This is a tribute to our 99% Thai workforce and I congratulate them all for again excelling in delivering world’s best practice at Asia’s showcase mine.” Further information on this standard can be found at Social Accountability International’s website www.SA8000.org.last_img read more

22 reasons why you dont have your dream job yet

first_imgVia RedditOr how about this guy from last summer, capitalising on Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit?Via GawkerWell there are many more amazing ones out there.YouTube/chosenlink2We came over a bit Patrick Bateman and rounded up the best for your viewing pleasure!These people are taking business cards to new heights, so maybe if you follow their lead you might land that dream job…The wristbandImage: via WebdesignerwallDIYImage: via Designer DepotA bit gratingImage: via HuffPoClipped backImage: via Web Designer WallSplit itImage: Designer DepotBite meImage: via StockLogosCut out and keepImage: via AbduzeedoI’m feeling luckyImage: via Web Design BoothMini matImage: via Bored PandaEat the evidenceImage: via My Life Scoop DID YOU CATCH this amazing business card we saw last week? All blown upImage: via Web Designer DepotCome and meat me sometimeImage: via Meat CardsSeed moneyImage: via StockLogosSuggestibleImage: via Life ScoopMeasuring upImage: via adoholikGrand auld stretchImage: via MashableFace itImage: via Card ObserverBloody brilliantImage: via Web Design BoothPlaybackImage: via abduzeedoWhoopeeImage: via Stock LogosRead: Authentic Irishman for hire has the best business card you’ll see today>Read: Open thread: are you a big tipper? >Read: 13 baby animals who don’t get enough cute credit>last_img read more

Nuno Espirito wants a clinical Wolves side

first_imgNuno Espirito Santo has challenged Wolves to be more organised and clinical in front of goal after failing to bury their chances against Burnley.A Raul Jimenez’s second-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Burnley, but Nuno believes it could have been more if they had converted most of their chances.Wolves recorded 30 shots against the Clarets making it the most they have managed against any other side in a single match in Premier League history.Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Nuno called on his side to be more clinical in front of goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We did a good game, we were organised, Burnley didn’t have any chances, we had a lot,” the Wolves boss said.“It was a lot, we should improve on that, but it’s hard to build the way we build and stay organised in the shape.“It could have been a different result but how we played is more important at this stage of the season.“The scoreline could have been more. The way we create those chances requires the last touch, but things will come if we stay organised and are more clinical.last_img read more

Teen traffic fatalities increase during summer

first_imgTeens don’t get in more traffic accidents during the summer than other seasons, but when they do the crash is more likely to be deadly, according to data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.AAA calls July 4 the worst day of the year for fatal car crashes involving teens, but Clark County teens escaped this year’s holiday without a fatality.That’s not to say the holiday week slipped by without incident in Southwest Washington.A 15-year-old Port Townsend girl lost control of her vehicle Thursday afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 near Kalama. The Subaru Legacy went off the roadway into a dirt embankment and rolled over, landing on its top. Although the teen walked away with a scratch on her hand, her passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was seriously injured and the car was totaled.The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens.“I think it’s just as simple a thing as, there are just more kids driving during the summer,” said Trooper Ryan Tanner, Washington State Patrol spokesman. “They’re not in school all day, so there’s more time for them to be driving.”Not wearing a seatbelt, drinking and driving, speeding and distracted driving can all contribute to traffic accidents and traffic fatalities, regardless of age.Even the time of day when teens drive can influence their likelihood of getting in a car accident. Typically, most collisions occur around 5 p.m., when people are getting off work, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.last_img read more

Chase scene for 3rd Bad Boys shoots in downtown Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Local filming for “Bad Boys for Life” got underway in downtown Miami with a chase sequence.Cellphone video captured the kinetic action, Saturday, showing a car driving in reverse as police cars and motorcycles went after it.“Bad Boys for Life” is the third entry in the popular franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It is scheduled for release Jan. 17, 2020.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Houston Retail Rent Prices Rose By More Than 20 Percent Over Last

first_imgThe average asking rent for retail space in Houston is $17.34 per square foot, according to the monthly retail market snapshot by commercial real estate services firm NAI Partners.That’s up by more than $1 per square foot from last year and by about $3 from 2012.Rents have increased steadily since the Great Recession, and it’s generally a good sign for the retail market, said Jason Gaines, retail lead at NAI Partners.“So if you’re Starbucks and you’ve got a store and it’s doing $1 million this year in sales, the hope is the store management looks at it, is that that store grows in its sales as the rent grows,” Gaines said. “So the actual sales volume grows commensurate with the rent or hopefully better.”At the same time, occupancy rates have been on a slight decline in the past two years.Gaines said if that trend continues, it could become a problem for property owners and possibly mean lower rents again. Listen Jen Rice for Houston Public MediaHouston retail rents have been climbing steadily since the Great Recession. 00:00 /00:51center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Google Will Soon Let You AutoDelete Your Location and Web History

first_imgStay on target Soon you will be able to automatically delete your old location information and web history, thanks to Google’s new auto-delete controls.On Wednesday, Google announced the new feature, which aims to help users easily manage and delete data, said a Google press release. At the moment, you need to remember to visit your Google Account to access on and off controls for Location History and Web & App Activity settings, so you can choose to delete part or all of that data manually.Set it and forget it: Rolling out soon to your Google Account, new auto-delete controls will make it even easier to manage your Location History and activity data → https://t.co/IkOP6srCjA pic.twitter.com/DIzQ4yJZrA— Google (@Google) May 1, 2019A plus of the auto-delete controls is that they will allow you to tell Google to delete information that’s older than a certain time, either three or 18 months, on an ongoing basis. Here’s how it works: Choose a time limit for how long you would like your activity data to be saved for, and any data that’s older than a certain age will be automatically deleted from your account on a rolling basis, CNBC noted. These auto-delete controls will enable users to select how long their location or web activity is auto-saved to Google’s servers.According to Google, these auto-delete controls, which are coming first to Location and Web & App Activity, will roll out in over the next few weeks. You might not be able to access the feature yet, however, if you check your Google account Activity Controls page, you can see if it’s available. When the auto-delete control feature is available, you’ll be able to click on the new automatic delete option under the Location History and Web & App Activity sections.More on Geek.com:Explore Our Changing Planet on the Go With Google Earth TimelapseGoogle Fit Now Tracks Workouts on iOSUK Gov’t Uses Alexa, Google Assistant to Dispense Info Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google last_img read more

Pride And Glory Of BaliYatra to be held at Tagore Centre from

first_imgKolkata: To project the pride and glory of Indian culture in Indonesia Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, in collaboration with Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia and Indonesia Tourism is organising a multimedia presentation on this rich cultural relation – ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ at The Rabindranath Tagore Centre ICCR from June 9 to 11.Overseas trade and maritime activities of ancient Kalinga (Bengal, Orissa) played a significant role, thus creating an everlasting bond of Indian’s glorious cultural relation with Indonesia. Indians, more specifically the people of Kalinga, had established their colonies in South Eastern Asia, like Indonesia.While these are well known, we know little of the ports and port towns in the East. Of the many, perhaps the most important was Tamralipti, a great centre of trade and commerce.Also known as Tamralipta, the most prominent port of Kalinga kingdom which is located in the present day town of Tamluk in Midnapur, played a major role in transcending the treasure of our ethnicity to the far island of Bali in Indonesia.Historians speculate that it was the desire to access the rich ports on the Eastern coast of Tamralipti, that led Asoka to invade Kalinga. The port certainly played a big role in making big urban centres like Sisupalgarh thrive. Tamralipti became an important port in the Mauryan Empire.Ptolemy describes the famous port town called “Tamilitis”, a flourishing port town on the Ganga in the second century, which was a gateway to the countries like Indonesia.The Pride & Glory Of Bali-yatra, an initiative of Resource Indica: Roots & Revelations, is a never-before multimedia project – on this great passage of time and glorious tides – that throws new light on the impact of Indian tradition and culture that is visible in Indonesia and in the minds and hearts of people in the far away island of Bali, Indonesia.The ‘The Pride And Glory Of Bali-yatra’ presentation in Kolkata will include a Pictorial Exhibition, Coffee-table Book & Documentary Film – all of which were put together by writer, photographer and film maker Sudip Sen.last_img read more