Ultras target CRPF camp, kill 5 jawans

first_imgFive CRPF jawans and two local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed in a pre-dawn fidayeen (suicide) attack on the central force’s training-cum-induction centre in Pulwama’s Lethpora area on Sunday.One soldier was killed in a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Pir Panchal Valley.Indiscriminate fireThe militant squad of at least three was carrying under-barrel grenade launchers and a cache of ammunition, as they arrived at the gates of the 185 battalion headquarters in Lethpora around 2 a.m.“The militants opened indiscriminate fire and launched grenades in their attempt to enter the premises,” said CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav. Three CRPF jawans were injured in the first round of fire and grenade explosions of the militants. “All the three injured jawans later died at the Army hospital,” said a police official.Five more CRPF jawans were injured in the day-long gunfight. “Two more CRPF jawans succumbed to their injuries, sustained while flushing the militants out,” said the official. The militants managed to enter the Group Training Centre, housing multi-storey buildings for the residential quarters, commando training and induction units.Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, S.P. Vaid said there had been intelligence alerts about the attack. According to the police, two local JeM militants, identified as Mazoor Ahmad Baba from Drubgam and Fardeen Ahmad Khanday from Tral, were killed in the operations.“Security forces will remain on standby at the encounter site. We have called off the operation for the night but one more militant is suspected to be hiding,” said the police official.Referring to JeM militants recently killed in the Valley, including commander Noor Muhammad Tantray, the outfit’s spokesman said they will not be deterred but continue the attacks.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah condemned the attack.Sepoy Jagsir Singh was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Rajouri in the Pir Panchal Valley on Sunday.A police official said Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling on the forward posts in Nowshehra sector, Rajouri district, according to reports reaching Srinagar.last_img read more

A simple innovation is turning the Indian vada into an instant treat

first_imgVada is not as commonly served at home as the other classic south Indian breakfast dishes like idli or dosa. But it is arguably the most delicious of the three—and also the most difficult to prepare.Be it the complex mix of its ingredients or its shape, getting the crispy, doughnut-shaped lentil dumplings onto the breakfast table was always a tedious task. So over the years, the vada has been restricted to special occasions like when hosting guests, and during family or religious functions, or restaurant visits.However, Bengaluru-based iD Fresh Food’s latest innovation—a squeeze-easy bottle with a specially-designed tube for an outlet—could turn the vada into an instant homemade treat. The new nozzle ensures that the batter drops into the frying pan in perfect shape and the mix remains consistent, without making the process messy or time-consuming.Read it at Quartz Related Itemslast_img read more

Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna to co-own Sachin’s Kerala Blasters

first_imgSHARE Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL 1/2 null Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar with Allu Aravind (left), Chiranjeevi, N Prasad and Akkineni Nagarjuna at a programme of Kerala Blasters FC at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday   –  PTI Telugu actors Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Allu Arjun and industrialist Aravind Prasad have joined cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the new co-owners of the Kerala Blasters, the Kochi-based franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL).Sachin introduced the new co-owners except Allu Arjun to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the latter’s office this morning.Football AcademySpeaking to newspersons, Sachin said he wanted to work with the new co-owners and make Kerala Blasters a vibrant franchise.He and the co-owners have agreed to the state government request to set up a residential football academy to groom young football stars here.“The interest levels among youngsters are very high in the state. We would like to get involved with more schools to catch them young,” Sachin said.Kerala Blasters has set a target to churn out at least 100 young stars over the next few years. In order to realise its dream, it has sought the support and guidance of state government in their programmes in the state.The Chief Minister has readily agreed with their request, Sachin said.Ownership changeChief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala Blasters in association with the government has calked out a comprehensive programme for development of the game in the state.The focus would be on identifying the budding stars at a young age and train them, he said.At the start of the inaugural of the Indian Super League two years ago, Sachin had teamed up with Hyderabad-based PVP Ventures to acquire the Kerala franchise.However, PVP Ventures landed into financial last year, preparing the ground for a change in ownership at Kerala Blasters. × June 01, 2016 Kerala Blasters unveil squad for ISL Season 3 Keralacenter_img COMMENT Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo Published on 2/2 Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo Kerala Blasters has set a target to churn out at least 100 young stars over the next few years. football RELATED Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna. File Photo COMMENTSlast_img read more

Manchester United fans vote on Jose Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementWhile Jose Mourinho has hinted that he wants to remain at Manchester United till the end of his contract in 2020, fans at Old Trafford cast their votes to settle the crucial question of whether Mourinho should remain or leave as Manchester United manager.As Mourinho was busy managing his side against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, supporters flocked to Old Trafford to have their say on Jose Mourinho’s future as voting got underway in The Sportsman’s Manchester Referendum.In a first-of-its-kind ballot, the voting is believed to continue running throughout the focal week for The Special One as his side prepare to face Juventus at home in the Champions League on Tuesday night, shutting at midnight after the match against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.Many voters have made their voice heard,  casting votes online and by post with early polling showing ‘leave’ ahead at 54%.There were opinions from both parties as a fan wearing a ‘Mourinho Out’ shirt said: “I’m a die-hard member of the Mourinho Out camp. He’s more than had his time here and the sooner he leaves and we strike a deal with Zidane the better.”I’m confident the people will see sense and ignore the spin from the ‘In’ side who blame everyone but the gaffer for our current dire situation.”However, one, John Kelly, 39 spoke in Mourinho’s favour:  “It’s the board that needs to go not Jose. He’s one of the best managers in the world and with a bit more money and some time he can turn the corner.”The out campaigners are getting vocal so I urge everyone who wants him to stay to come and show their support and make their voices heard.”Harris Simpson of The Sportsman, the Manchester-based publisher behind the campaign, commented: “The Mourinho In/Out debate has never been more intense so we thought to settle it once and for all we needed to let the people have their say.”Here is the link of the poll from The Sportsman’s Twitter account: 🔴🗳️ Have your say in the #ManchesterReferendum! Vote #MourinhoRemain or #MourinhoLeave here…#MUFChttps://t.co/WcGpCbBxgP— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) October 25, 2018last_img read more

Game 1: Giants Take Royals, 7-1

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Oct. 21.“They’ve obviously been on a great run. You don’t get here without that,” Bumgarner said. “I think our team is concentrating on what they need to do, not what the Royals are doing.”From the get-go, the Giants simply did everything right to win their seventh straight World Series game. There’s a reason they’re trying for their third title in five years.“I can’t say I’m surprised by these guys,” Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said.The Royals, meanwhile, looked nothing like the fresh team that had become baseball’s darlings by starting the playoffs with eight wins in a row — back on the field after a five-day layoff, their pitching, hitting and fielding all deserted them.The fates seemed to change from the very first batter, in fact. Gregor Blanco led off with a soft line drive to center field and AL Championship Series MVP Lorenzo Cain charged, then backed off as the ball fell for a single. It would’ve taken a near miracle to catch it, but that’s the kind of play the Royals had been making on a routine basis.Moments later, Pence’s homer highlighted a three-run burst in the first inning against James Shields. Nicknamed “Big Game James,” he once again failed to live up to that billing and left in the fourth when the Giants made it 5-0. “It just wasn’t my night tonight,” Shields said.By then, Royals fans who had waited since 1985 for the Series to return to town had gone silent. Or, worse, they were booing while small “Let’s go, Giants!” chants echoed through Kauffman Stadium.Just like that, what many figured would be a tight matchup had turned into a mismatch. And it was a good omen for the Giants — the Game 1 winner has won 15 of the last 17 World Series.The Royals will try to get even in Game 2 on Oct. 22 when rookie Yordano Ventura starts against veteran Jake Peavy.“We didn’t expect to come in here and sweep the San Francisco Giants,” Kansas City manager Ned Yost said.Bumgarner added to his sparkling World Series resume, improving to 3-0 and extending his scoreless streak to 21 innings before Salvador Perez homered with two outs in the seventh.“I would tell you I wasn’t thinking about it, but you know,” Bumgarner said. “There’s no way around it. You know. There’s so much talk about it. Obviously, a World Series game is not something you tend to forget.”The 25-year-old left-hander was in trouble only once. Down 3-0 in the third, the Royals loaded the bases with a two-out walk and cleanup man Eric Hosmer stepped to the plate, but grounded out on the first pitch.Bumgarner went on to stretch his road postseason scoreless streak to a record 32 2-3 innings as the Giants cruised. He pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, struck out five and walked one.Michael Morse hit an RBI single that finished Shields, and reliever Danny Duffy walked Blanco with the bases loaded.Rookie Joe Panik hit an RBI triple that bounced past usually reliable right fielder Nori Aoki in the seventh and scored on a single by October force Pablo Sandoval. The MVP of the 2012 World Series triumph, Sandoval also had an RBI double in the first that extended his postseason streak of reaching base to 24 straight games.Pence also doubled and walked twice.“We’re ready to move on tomorrow,” Shields said. “We have a lot of positive attitude right now, we’re tracking at an all-time high. We just faced a good pitcher tonight.”Before the game, the mood at the ballpark was positively giddy. Ushers greeted fans with “Welcome to the World Series!” and some hot-dog vendors high-fived each other behind the counter.Yet the Giants wrecked that fun, and won for the 16th time in their last 18 postseason games. A slight misstep: Tim Lincecum, who hasn’t pitched this postseason, was delayed in the clubhouse and was late getting onto the field when the teams lined up before the game.The Royals had won 11 straight in the postseason dating to their 1985 championship run, one short of the record held by a pair of New York Yankees clubs.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Lakers, Pelicans, Agree on Anthony Davis Trade

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all.The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade the disgruntled Davis to the Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices, several people familiar with the situation said Saturday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.The deal ends a nearly five-month saga that became an awkward NBA sideshow, arguably derailed the Lakers’ push to make the playoffs and even cost people jobs after Davis requested a trade in late January through his agent, Rich Paul, who also represents James.Now the 26-year-old Davis, a six-time All-Star, will bring his dynamic, up-tempo, above-the-rim play to Hollywood alongside the 34-year-old James, a three-time NBA champion and Finals regular.In return, the Pelicans receive the promise of a young core the Lakers are blowing up in order to make the deal, as well as the opportunity to add more; New Orleans already had the first pick overall in Thursday’s draft and will have the Lakers’ fourth overall choice, giving new basketball operations chief David Griffin the chance to add another top-tier prospect to his presumed first pick of Duke star Zion Williamson.FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball runs the offense against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.(AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)It remains to be seen, however, how well Ingram will recover from a blood clot that sidelined him for part of last season. He was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in March.The Lakers and Pelicans missed the playoffs last season and Davis’ trade demand caused a palpable degree of acrimony between the clubs as the Lakers publicly pursued a deal and the Pelicans asked the NBA to look into the possibility of a tampering violation.After the trade deadline passed with no deal, Davis finished out the season as a lame-duck All-Star who at times heard boos and insults during home games and the Pelicans fired then-general manager Dell Demps. Several Lakers players acknowledged they had been shaken by thoughts of their possibly imminent departure, and resulting losses slid them out of playoff position at midseason.Getting the deal done became a near-imperative for general manager Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss after the Lakers’ latest round of front-office drama. On the final day of their franchise-record sixth straight non-playoff season, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson abruptly quit his job and criticized Pelinka for talking behind his back.Johnson couldn’t resist another backhanded shot at Pelinka on Saturday with a telling series of tweets that began: “Great job by Owner Jeanie Buss bringing Anthony Davis to the Lakers!”With the Pelicans’ front office now run by Griffin, whose relationship with James dates to the championship they won together in Cleveland in 2016, relations between the two franchises warmed enough to complete a trade that will ripple throughout the NBA. It will affect the offseason plans of a number of other teams — namely, the Boston Celtics, who actively sought to acquire Davis and had an arsenal of young talent and draft picks to potentially include in a deal.Davis is a dynamic 6-foot-10 forward who also plays center, shoots with range, runs the floor, blocks shots and can handle the ball. He has averaged 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks during his career. But in seven seasons in New Orleans, his Pelicans teams made the playoffs just twice and won one series against Portland two seasons ago.The Lakers might not be done shopping for big names, either.Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler and Southern California native Kawhi Leonard are among free agents who could be pursued by the Lakers, who’ve made no secret of their plan to build a super team through free agency.Davis has just one year remaining on his contract before he becomes eligible for free agency, but that was less of an issue for the Lakers than any other trade partner, given Davis’ and James’ shared representation.The trade also helps launch a new era for the Pelicans under Griffin as New Orleans bids adieu to the “Unibrow” and welcomes young talent the Lakers had patiently assembled with a series of high first-round picks and later choices that brought high value.The Pelicans’ biggest prize in the deal should be Ingram, if healthy.The 21-year-old, 2016 No. 2 overall pick showed signs of becoming an elite scorer alongside James, and he is expected to recover fully from his blood clot problem and the resulting procedures.The deal ends a tumultuous tenure with the Lakers for Ball, whose dream of playing for his hometown team lasted just two years.The 2017 No. 2 pick from UCLA grew up considerably with the Lakers while breaking free from the influence of his famous father. He exhibited effective playmaking skills and strong defense for the Lakers when healthy. However, he struggled to score and appeared in just 99 of 164 games over his two seasons due to numerous injuries.Hart played two solid seasons as a member of the Lakers’ rotation, averaging 7.9 points and 3.9 rebounds after arriving from Villanova.By: Brett Martel, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare2424 Shareslast_img read more

The insider that ended Indian kabaddi’s golden run at Asian Games 2018

first_imgIndia’s dominance in the world of kabaddi came to a screeching halt on Friday after the women’s team were stunned 27-24 by Iran in the final at Asian Games 2018 and had to settle for silver. Indian men were earlier outclassed by Iran in the semi-final on Thursday.Iran took over as the champions of kabaddi in Jakarta and for the first time since the sport’s inclusion in the Asian Games in 1990, India will return without a gold.The Indian women settled for silver while the men fell even further to just a bronze medal finish and the magnitude of the loss was evident on the face Indian men’s team captain Ajay Thakur who stood stunned and teary-eyed as he saw Iran dominate.Fathom this – Indian men had won eight straight gold medals at the Asian Games and the women had picked two straight gold medals in 2010 and 2014 since women’s kabaddi was included in the multi-sport event.Also read – Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s kabaddi team settles for bronzeThis time, none of the two will have a gold medal to show and it is no less than a debacle. The questions have risen — How did this happen? When did Iran get more powerful than India?While Iran men have constantly been developing since the past few years and have overtaken Pakistan to become India’s main rival, Iran women’s win over India came at the back of an Indian helping Iran.Iran women are currently coached a 62-year-old bespectacled Shailaja Jain from the west Indian town of Nasik.advertisementShailaja Jain has spent more than three decades coaching hundreds of kids in Maharashtra, but never got an opportunity to lead the India national team, which still rankles with her.So when Iran offered her a deal last year to coach their women’s team, she took it as a challenge to prove her credentials, which she did in emphatic fashion at Theatre Garuda.ASIAN GAMES 2018 DAY 7 LIVE UPDATESIt was India’s second surprise defeat after their men’s team were also beaten by Iran in the semi-finals on Thursday.”When I first visited Iran, I said my mission is to prove I’m the best coach. And now we have the result,” she said, wiping away tears of joy with one hand and carrying a notebook in the other.”Before the final, I told the girls ‘don’t send me back to India without a gold’. And after the match, some of them came to me and told me ‘madam, we’ve gifted you what you wanted’.”Her only awkward moment came in the news conference room when her chair slipped and she fell down before being helped back on her feet.Jain had initially rejected the Iran job but accepted it when they returned with a better deal. She taught her players yoga and pranayam, a breathing exercise, and learnt Persian to help her communicate with the team.”The first things I did after reaching Iran was starting a kabaddi WhatsApp group. Every morning I’d post an inspirational message. There was a girl who’d translate it for others,” she said.”Initially I started with 42 girls but kept trimming it as we pruned the team. Now it has 13 members — 12 girls and me.”Jain ran on with water bottles and tagging tips during timeouts and sat with the players at halftime as she sought to spark a revival after India had taken a 13-11 lead.It had the desired effect as Iran staved off India’s late fightback to win the contest.”I’m sad that India lost. Like any other Indian, I love my country too. But I love kabaddi also and being the coach of this team, I had only Iran on my mind,” she said.Jain, who was carried on her players’ shoulders after the victory, considers her main influence on the team was to overhaul their defensive techniques.”Everyone wanted to be a raider, nobody wanted to defend. Their catching technique was all wrong. We did well today but it’s still not perfect.”Iran beat South Korea 26-16 in the men’s final to claim both kabaddi golds.Jain’s contract with Iran expired with their Asian Games campaign and the Indian said she was looking forward to coaching another country in the future.She flashed a smile when asked if she meant India.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

JK Budget 2019-20: Key allocations

first_imgJammu, Dec 15 (PTI) Following are the highlights of the Rs 88,911 crore budget approved by Jammu and Kashmir state administrative council (SAC) for FY 2019-20.  Infrastructure: Rs 30,469 crore earmarked for investment in development sector; Rs 3,631 crore additional investment in 1,643 languishing projects; To build spending capacity, line departments to be provided funds for hiring consultants, creating DPR preparation cells, project implementation agencies, IT consultants etc;Local governance: Rs 2,573 crore for Panchayati Raj Institutions and Rs 1,030 crore for Urban Local Bodies in next 15 months; Every Panchayat to get Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore depending upon area, population; 2,000 posts of Accounts Assistants proposed to be created for Panchayati Raj;Institutions MGNREGA funds proposed to be supplemented by 10 per cent capital infusion from the state exchequer to create quality assets;Rural Development: State allocation for rural development department proposed to be doubled to undertake works of urgent public need; Rs 7 crore state share proposed to be provided to rural development department for solid Waste management; Rs 1 crore additional funds proposed to be allocated to rural development department for construction of quality pathways in mountainous villages;Agriculture /Horticulture: Annual allocation to agriculture sector proposed to be enhanced by Rs 20 crore; 50 per cent subsidy proposed for all new controlled atmospheric stores to be established next fiscal; 50 per cent subsidy for refrigerated vans for transportation of perishable vegetables/fruits; Provision of Rs 9.18 crore to meet freight subsidy for transportation of cut-flowers to promote commercial flower cultivationEducation: Rs 250 crore proposed for upgradation of infra in existing, New Degree Colleges; Rs 100 crore to be allocated for providing benches and desks for students in primary and middle schools; Rs 45 crore for providing assured electricity, drinking water supply to schools; Rs 5.5 crore for reactivating EDUSAT, setting up additional smart classrooms; Rs 3.50 crore proposed to be provided to help prepare students for competitive exams like IAS/KAS/JEE/NEET/Banking; Rs 1,000 crore for regularisation of Rahbar-e-taleem and SSA teachers;Healthcare: Rs 350 crore for completion of under-construction buildings of Medical Colleges, district and sub-district Hospitals, public health centres etc;  Rs 100 crore for onetime augmentation of equipment in hospitals; Rs 87.09 crore state share proposed for AIIMS Vijapur in Jammu region and AIIMS Awantipora in Kashmir valley; Rs 32 crore additional State share for five New Medical Colleges; Rs 1.50 crore for purchase of five critical care ambulances for hilly districts; Rs 1 crore for drug-de-addiction centre at SKIMS Medical College Bemina; Sonam Narbo Hospital, Leh proposed to be upgraded to 300 bedded hospital for which a provision of Rs 3 crore has been made;Power Sector: Rs 5,000 crore earmarked for power purchase; Rs 300 crore proposed over and above normal outlay, PMDP and centrally sponsored schemes for upgradation of power distribution network; Rs 55 crore proposed for promotion of solar power;advertisementPHE/Irrigation & Flood Control: Rs 1,500 crore allocation proposed to augment drinking water supply; Mega drinking water supply project on Chenab River to be taken up for execution to augment potable water supply in Jammu; Rs 150 crore for upgradation of irrigation facilities; State share provided for Shahpur Kandi Dam project and Ujh multipurpose project; Rs 12 crore provided for purchase of dredgers for Irrigation and Flood Control Dept;Roads and Buildings: Additional Rs 1,000 crore for completion of languishing connectivity projects; Annual allocation for macadamisation proposed to be enhanced from Rs 100 crore to Rs 400 crore for 2019-20; Rs 100 crore proposed for land acquisition of PMGSY roads; Rs 20 crore for beautification of bridges and flyovers in Srinagar and Jammu;Industries and Commerce: Rs 400 crore for augmentation of infrastructure including waste disposal in existing and upcoming industrial estates; Pending issues of amnesty on interest and penalty of power arrears of industries resolved;Tourism: Rs 130 crore for tourism promotion in addition to Rs 2,000 crore under PMDP for infrastructure upgradation;Culture: Rs 50 lakh for nomination preparation process for “World Heritage Licensing of Mughal Gardens by UNESCO” Rs 1 crore each proposed for establishing dedicated Art Galleries in Srinagar and Jammu Rs 1 crore provided for construction of Planetarium near Kala Kendra Jammu Rs 25 crore to be provided for establishment of Art and Culture Centres at district levelYouth Services and Sports: Rs 350 crore proposed for massive upgradation of sports infrastructure; Rs 5 crore for promotion of youth exchange programmes;Transport: Rs 25 crore for subsidy for purchase of 500 new buses in private sector; Rs 36 crore for revival of SRTC; Rs 25 crore for purchase of low floor buses;Housing and Urban Development: Metropolitan Authorities to be created for Srinagar and Jammu with an initial outlay of Rs 100 crore; Rs 500 crore for construction of drainage and sewerage network, STPs; Rs 10 crore for installing high mask lights in Srinagar and Jammu; Rs 10 crore proposed for riverfront development in Jammu city and connecting Vikram Chowk with Gujjar Nagar bridge along river Tawi;IT Infrastructure Rs 15 crore for providing dedicated IT infrastructure at Civil Secretariat, Jammu to avoid relocating of computers and other paraphernalia during Durbar Move; Rs 5 crore for digitisation of office records of Civil Secretariat; Rs 3 crore for installation of robust LAN Network in Civil Secretariat. 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Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United: match preview

first_imgPremier League WHU37TOT63% Substitutes Fouls 33 Davies Topics 9 Janssen West Ham United Spurs 2 7 23 Diop 3 Rose news 1 Lloris 6 Sanchez Goal attempts West Ham 52 Skipp 7 Arnautovic Share on Pinterest 20 Alli 2 Trippier 5 Zabaleta Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn 21 Foyth Reuse this content Substitutes 37 63 41 Rice Corners Share via Email 22 Gazzaniga 3 8 (s 66′) 7 Son Match stats 1 Fabianski (s 80′) 15 Dier 13 Adrian 26 Masuaku 12 Wanyama 23 Eriksen (s 85′) Share on Twitter 8 Felipe Anderson 16 Noble Share on Facebook Possession 16 Walker-Peters Match previews (s 85′) (s 77′) 24 Fredericks 21 Ogbonna WHU TOT 10 Spurs Off target 9 West Ham 4 Spurs On target 7 West Ham 19 Wilshere Lineups Tottenham Hotspur 14 Obiang (s 77′) 17 Hernandez 27 Lucas Moura 11 Snodgrass 27 Lucas Perez It is all very well for Tottenham’s players to say they have no thought of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Ajax but, according to Mauricio Pochettino, “it is not easy to manage your unconscious mind.” And so the Spurs manager has had to be firm in his pre-West Ham message. “Without tomorrow, there is no Tuesday,” he said. How West Ham would love to dent the home side’s perfect record at their new stadium and their top-four push. David HytnerSaturday 12.30pm Sky Sports Premier LeagueVenue Tottenham Hotspur StadiumLast season Tottenham 1 West Ham 1Referee Anthony TaylorThis season G29 Y92 R1 3.24 cards/gameOdds H 4-9 A 6-1 D 4-1TOTTENHAMSubs from Gazzaniga, Vorm, Trippier, Sánchez, Foyth, Rose, Skipp, Eriksen, JanssenDoubtful NoneInjured Winks (groin, 30 Apr), Aurier, Lamela (both hamstring, unknown), Sissoko (groin, unknown), Kane (ankle, June)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y52 R1Form LLWWLWLeading scorer Kane 17WEST HAMSubs from Adrián, Trott, Johnson, Masuaku, Obiang, Coventry, Wilshere, Diangana, Pérez, Holland, Silva, Sánchez, Fredericks, Diop, Hernández, CresswellDoubtful Cresswell (knee), Hernández (ear), Lanzini (groin), Sánchez (knee)Injured Carroll (ankle), Nasri (calf), Reid (knee), Yarmolenko (achilles, all unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y56 R1Form LWLLLDLeading scorer Felipe Anderson 9 4 Balbuena 18 Llorente Share on WhatsApp 4 Alderweireld 30 Antoniolast_img read more

Icardi to miss Crotone clash for Inter

first_imgSerie A ‘Icardi is not available’ – Inter without top scorer for Crotone clash, Spalletti confirms Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) icardi-cropped Getty Images Serie A Internazionale Internazionale v Crotone Crotone The capital club are set to be without their top scorer against Crotone on Saturday due to a muscle issue Mauro Icardi will miss Inter’s match at home to Crotone on Saturday through injury but new recruit Rafinha can expect to at least “play a part”, according to coach Luciano Spalletti.Icardi has been a standout performer in Serie A this season and looks well on track to beat his personal best of 24 league goals in a single campaign, having already got 18 in 22 games.But the Argentinian will have to sit out the visit of struggling Crotone to San Siro due to a muscle issue. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bayern Munich loanee Rafinha faces no such problems, however, and the Brazilian will feature in some capacity, having made his debut against SPAL with a one-minute cameo off the bench.”Icardi is not available,” Spalletti told reporters at his pre-match news conference. “He would like to play, even from home, but this is not possible. He has a muscle problem and we thought it was best not to risk him.”[Belgian youngster Xian] Emmers will be called up. As for what this will change, we will be missing a Capocannoniere, but Eder will take his place,” he added, referring to Icardi’s status as a challenger for the title of Serie A’s top scorer this season. “He [Eder] can create spaces and link up well with the midfield. Tomorrow [Saturday] there will be times when we won’t know who’ll be in the box to finish. There will probably be about two or three players who we wouldn’t expect.”We must demonstrate the many qualities that we have here and look at those which have permitted us to be coaches and players at Inter. | #Spalletti: “Usually we have @MauroIcardi up front, but tomorrow there will be times when we won’t know who’ll be in the box to finish. There will probably be about two or three players who we wouldn’t expect.” #InterCrotone pic.twitter.com/a0oAXXJFxY— Inter (@Inter_en) February 2, 2018″We must move past this current spell and get back to our best. Rafinha will definitely play a part in the match. Rafinha is a top quality player.”last_img read more

There’s An Embarrassing Typo On The Cover Of This CFB Preview Magazine

first_imgA man holding a UCF flag in the air.ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Phil Steele’s annual college football preview is regarded as one of the most accurate and in-depth preseason magazines. Media members and fans swear by it.Steele is known for his detailed approach to analyzing each team. He digs into every aspect of a squad, leaving no stone unturned.So it might be a surprise to see a major error on the Florida-centric cover of this year’s preview. Steele’s Florida cover features players from Florida, Florida State, Miami and UCF.Except there’s one problem. McKenzie Milton is listed as playing for UFC, not UCF.Steele tweeted out a picture of the cover today.The Florida Cover. pic.twitter.com/KQpdXjvnct— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) June 4, 2018As you might imagine, there are a lot of unhappy UCF fans in his mentions right now. We can’t really blame them.Steele’s magazine is slated to hit newsstands later this month. The final page went to print on May 29.Last page of the magazine goes to the press on May 29. Official on sale date at newsstands is June 26. Advance orders thru the office https://t.co/YTLyRj5sKV will be mailed priority mail the first full week of June.— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) May 19, 2018We’re not sure if the covers are already all done or if they will be able to correct this mistake. Stay tuned.last_img read more

Minister Paulwell to Report on Energy Solution for Alpart and Kirkvine

first_imgMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, is to report on an energy solution to facilitate the re-opening of the Alpart and Kirkvine bauxite plants, when he speaks in the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate.The Government has been engaged in months of intense negotiations with Russian-based aluminium company, UC Rusal, for the resumption of operations at the facilities, which closed in 2009.Addressing a sitting of the Standing Finance Committee last week, Minister Paulwell said that the high cost of energy is a major issue affecting the re-opening of the plants.While UC Rusal is investing US $100 million in a coal-fired electricity generating system for Ewarton, the Minister said “they are maintaining that gas is the energy solution for both ALPART and Kirkvine and I am to report on that fully in the Sectoral Debate”.The Minister informed that the plants are being maintained, and are ready for operation. “In fact, I did a tour recently, just to satisfy my mind that the possibility exists for them to be re-opened within a short timeframe,” he stated.A downturn in the global aluminium market forced UC Rusal to cease its operations at Kirkvine, Ewarton and Alpart in 2009. The Ewarton refinery, located in St. Catherine, was re-opened in July 2010 and the Government, in 2012, as able to secure a deal with UC Rusal, to maintain operations at the refinery and save the 600 local jobs at the facility.As part of the agreement, Ewarton, as of 2015, will become a base producer of alumina for UC Rusal’s aluminium smelters overseas, with the Kirkvine and Alpart refineries, located in Manchester and St. Elizabeth, respectively, to be so designated, once they resume production.This means that Jamaica will no longer be regarded as a “swing location” and so vulnerable for closure during times of recession.UC Rusal entered Jamaica’s bauxite and alumina sector in 2007. The company has 93 per cent stake in WINDALCO, which owns and operates Ewarton Works and the Kirkvine Alumina Refinery, and has 100 per cent ownership of the Alpart refinery.By Latonya Linon, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Sugar Ray Leonard To Be Honored At 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball

first_img Morley Builders, one of the preeminent leaders in the construction industry, will receive the Builder of the Year Award for their commitment to building holistic communities that incorporate innovative, high-quality residential and affordable housing developments and commercial projects. Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor Sugar Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille, and Morley Builders at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball to be held on Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton.This annual event celebrates outstanding individuals and companies that share Habitat LA’s commitment to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building, real estate and other related industries, this event also raises funds and awareness for the nonprofit’s Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign to help empower low-income families by building strength and stability through homeownership.The 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball is made possible by the generous support of sponsors including: City National Bank, Edison International, EY, Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, La Cienega Design Quarter, Los Angeles Magazine, the Lelia Fund, Proskauer, Southern California Gas Company, Zurich and many more.The evening’s honorees will be recognized for their continued dedication to improving Los Angeles. The 2017 honorees are:“Sugar” Ray Leonard, who will receive the Dream Builder Award in recognition of his commitment to helping those in need both as an individual and through the vast efforts of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings President, who will receive the Foundation Builder Award in recognition of his significant contribution and leadership in creating intentional change in the Los Angeles community with the Kings Care and Echoes of Hope foundations.Featured at the Los Angeles Builders Ball will be a VIP reception, followed by dinner, a live fund-a-need and special musical performance by Grammy nominated and platinum-selling R&B group, En Vogue.Past honorees include: Magic Johnson, Bernards, Quincy Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Mauricio Umansky, Delta Air Lines, Bank of America and Trammell Crow Company.Habitat LA has built, renovated or repaired nearly 800 homes locally, helping to transform the lives of more than 4,000 Angelenos. By 2020, Habitat LA has a goal to invest $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. This investment will benefit the local economy by building strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball Committee: Co-Chair, Raul Salinas, AlvaradoSmith Co-Chair, Maria Salinas, ProAmerica Bank Michele Blay, Sedgwick LLP Connie Calderon, AlvaradoSmith Linda Evans, Xerox Corporation Terri Haack, Terranea Resort Lisa Collins-Nash, Waste Management Brad Cox, Trammell Crow Company Lalo Diaz Travers, Cresa Michael Flad, City of South Gate Carl Jordan, U.S. Bank John Manganiello, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Michelle Meghrouni, Southern California Gas Company Jesse Nunez, Los Angeles Dodgers Araceli Villegas, Ringstar SportsFind out more here.last_img read more

Runners hit the road for the 25th Marathon International de Marrakesh

first_imgFez – Thousands of runners laced-up their shoes on Sunday, January 26th, to take part in Marrakesh’s 25th annual marathon. Runners from around the world ran side-by-side with Moroccan runners to participate in this year’s race. The event included the standard 42-kilometer full marathon as well as a 21-kilometer half marathon.The flat course took runners on a footrace around Marrakesh. Marathoners kicked-off the event at Avenue de la Menara and continued through other parts of the city including Al Manara, Agdal Gardens, the leather souk, and some of Marrakesh’s lesser known neighborhoods. Locals and school children from Marrakesh lined the streets to cheer for runners as they sped by, giving high-fives and applause to encourage marathoners. Some participants ran as teamsMarathoners visiting from Europe found respite from the cold in the warm weather of southern Morocco. Richard Stark, a runner from Sweden was excited to race in the warm weather. “I feel really good because right now in Sweden it’s about minus ten degrees. I ran this week in Sweden and it was really cold and this weather is much better. This is perfect,” Stark said. “It’s a great sunny day and the temperature is pretty perfect.”The course trail looped through olive groves and the Menara gardens and gave racers a spectacular view of the white-topped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Visitors participating in the race said the marathon was a good reason to come to Morocco and see the attractions of Marrakesh through the racecourse. “I think it’s the best way to see a city,” Coralie Pearson, a half-marathoner from England, said.Some foreign runners also planned to travel around Morocco after the race, making the marathon the main event drawing them to the country. Julia Patefield, a runner from England said she planned a weeklong holiday to Morocco with her friends, centered on running in the marathon. “We’ve seen quite a lot already. We’ve been on a camel and we’ve been to the gardens, and we have loads of plans for tomorrow and this evening after the race,” Patefield said. “I haven’t just come for the run, it’s for everything.”Marathoners received medals as they crossed the finish lineMarathoners were able to compete as individuals or teams and men and women of all ages pounded the pavement around the city to compete in the race. Obi Deribe Melka from Ethiopia was the first to finish the full-marathon with a time of 2:08, and Tolwak Meseret Kitata from Ethiopia, finished first for the women’s marathon with a time of 2:31. Full race results are currently available online.While some runners chose to compete in the full 42-kilometer distance, most runners opted for the semi-marathon. The course wound around the city, making a large loop and racers made their way into the Gueliz neighborhood for the last kilometer of the race and finally crossed the finish line back at Avenue de la Menara where the race started.The race was well organized and well attended. Finishers received medals and refueling supplies after crossing the finish line where a celebratory atmosphere swept across the crowds of finishers.Teams celebrate after the race© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Brock wrestling alumnus achieves dream of fighting in UFC

UFC 124: Matthew Riddle and Brock grad, Sean Pierson (BBA ’01). Photo credit: MMAJunkie.comThis past December, Brock Business graduate and former Badgers wrestler, Sean Pierson (BBA ’01), made his UFC debut at the Bell Centre in Montreal. A Brock Press article, “From Brock to the UFC‘,  details the 10-year journey he undertook to get there. ——From Brock to the UFCThe Brock PressJan. 11, 2011Written by Anthony DebartoloIt’s December 12, 2010 and Sean Pierson is tired, bruised, and – as the cuts on his face suggest – beat-up. Now to some these feelings of utter discomfort would signify meanings of defeat and discontent. However, to 34-year-old Sean Pierson these battle wounds indicate the complete opposite, serving as symbolic reminders that he is finally living-out his boyhood dream.On December 11, 2010, former Brock graduate Sean Pierson made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut at UFC 124. Fighting in his first ever UFC tilt, the Toronto native admits that the experience was definitely a nerve-wrenching one.To read the rest of the article, visit brockpress.com read more

UN to release list of remaining tasks for complete Iraqi disarmament

Speaking after Iraq destroyed nine more banned Al Samoud 2 missiles today, its highest daily number yet, Mr. Blix, Executive Chairman the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), told a news conference in New York that the working paper “contains 29 clusters of issues and each cluster ends with a number of questions as to what Iraq could do in order to solve the issue.”The release of the paper would come almost three weeks before a Security Council deadline for UNMOVIC to provide a work programme containing what it considers the key remaining disarmament tasks and indicating what it plans to do in these tasks and what it would demand that the Iraqis do. Mr. Blix declined to identify the key issues.Mr. Blix reiterated, however, that Iraq’s destruction of the Al Samoud was real disarmament. “There is a great deal more of cooperation now and the threat (of serious consequences) certainly has brought it there – I hope it is not too late,” he told the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA). “Certainly the chopping up of the missiles is the most spectacular, the most important and tangible.”He also mentioned Baghdad’s provision of documents that had not been found before, greater cooperation in interviewing Iraqi scientists and the digging up of R-400 biological bombs on which Iraq took the initiative.Meanwhile in Iraq, UNMOVIC supervised the destruction of the nine missiles, which the UN says can exceed the 150-kilometre-range limit mandated by Council resolutions, bringing the total to 28 since the 1 March deadline set for starting the process. The concrete casing of the two already destroyed casting chambers was also destroyed.UNMOVIC conducted another private interview with an Iraqi scientist while chemical and biological teams supervised the final disposal of neutralized mustard gas at Al Muthanna and further excavation at Al Aziziyah of R-400 bombs, which Iraq says had been filled with biological agents and were destroyed in 1991.International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) teams inspected a State-owned trading company and the computer centre of a State bank and performed a car-borne radiation survey in an area southeast of Baghdad. Video of Blix’s press conference read more

Security Council condemns recent string of terrorist attacks

Video of press remarks [2mins] Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry of the United Kingdom, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, said that the 15-member body “reaffirmed their view that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”Earlier Friday the Council unanimously adopted resolution 1566, which calls for all countries to prosecute or extradite anyone not already on a list of those belonging to or affiliated with Al-Qaida or Taliban found supporting or participating in any terrorist acts.In his press statement, Ambassador Jones Parry said that text reaffirmed the UN’s central role in the fight against terrorism as well as the Council’s determination “to stand together in confronting the scourge of terrorism.”The Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 – which was adopted in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks against the United States – and other relevant Council resolutions to cooperate actively in their efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, and sponsors of terrorist acts, he added.Council members also expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the attacks and their families, he said. read more

Security Council strongly condemns deadly weekend bombing in Bali Indonesia

Bali was previously rocked in October 2002 by a car bomb which killed at least 180 people and wounded scores of others.In a statement adopted in response to the latest attack, the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors to justice, and urged all States to provide support and assistance to the Indonesian Government.The statement, read by the Council President for October, Ambassador Mihnea Ioan Motoc of Romania, reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”It also restated the Council’s determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities for peace and security under the United Nations Charter.The statement cited the obligation of all countries to adhere to Council Resolution 1373. Adopted in 2001 in the wake of the 11 September attacks against the United States, it binds all nations to prevent terrorist groups on their territories from collecting funds, recruiting members, or obtaining identity papers, travel documents or weapons to carry out their activities and to ensure “that terrorist acts are established as serious criminal offences in domestic laws and regulations and that the punishment duly reflects the seriousness of such terrorist acts.” read more

Powerplay goals lift Minnesota Wild to 32 win over Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER — A pair of goals from Jason Zucker led the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.The victory snapped the Wild’s three-game losing streak and extended a slump that has seen the Canucks post a single win in their last 13 outings.Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota (15-10-2).Josh Leivo and Tyler Motte put up goals for Vancouver (11-15-3).Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves for the Wild and Anders Nilsson stopped 25-of-28 shots for the Canucks.Leivo put Vancouver on the board 7:02 into the game, scoring on his first-ever shot in a Canucks uniform.He collected a pass from rookie Elias Pettersson in the slot and flipped it over Dubnyk’s blocker to open the scoring.The 25-year-old left winger was dealt to Vancouver from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday in exchange for AHL forward Michael Carcone. Leivo had four goals and two assists in 27 appearances for the Leafs this season.The Wild responded to Leivo’s goal by netting one of their own on the first power play of the night after Canucks defenceman Michael Del Zotto was called for tripping.Just 15 seconds into the penalty, Matt Dumba took a hard shot from the top of the faceoff circle and Parise deflected the puck in past Nilsson to tie the game.The Canucks were slow to start in the second frame, going more than eight minutes without registering a single shot.Vancouver eventually found some fire and the back of the net.Tim Schaller got the puck to Motte in front of the Wild’s net and the centreman swept it in past Dubnyk.Minnesota rallied back with a pair of power-play goals less than a minute apart.Canucks defenceman Alex Edler was first to the penalty box, getting called for interference. A minute later, Del Zotto got caught cross-checking, handing the Wild a two-man advantage.Minnesota was quick to capitalize with Ryan Suter taking a hard shot that Zucker tipped in.Fifty-five seconds later, Zucker scored again, putting the Wild up 3-2.Mikael Granlund had assists on both goals and is riding a three-game point streak.Minnesota has 11 power-play goals in its last 10 games.Meanwhile, Vancouver has spent 325 minutes in the penalty box this year, more than any other team in the league. The Canucks’ penalty kill was ranked 23rd in the NHL going into Tuesday’s game.The second period of the game closed with a scuffle after Canucks left-winger Jake Virtanen was nailed hard from behind along the end boards by the Wild’s Greg Pateryn.Virtanen was slow to get up and left the ice leaning over on his stick for support. He returned to the game early in the third period.Pateryn was called for boarding.The Canucks out-shot the Wild in the third frame, but couldn’t get the puck past Dubnyk.The Canucks wrap up a five-game homestand on Thursday when they host the Nashville Predators.Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press read more