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first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may not have nominated any Muslim candidate in the Uttar Pradesh election, but in Bengal the party has adopted a different strategy for the coming municipality elections. It has fielded more than 14% Muslim candidates in the seats it is contesting. Seven municipalities are going to the polls on May 14.Out of these seven, four are in the hills of the north, while three are in the plains of central and south Bengal. The BJP has not put up any candidate in the four hill municipalities and left all the seats for its alliance partner, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, while contesting in the rest of the civic bodies.The party is contesting in Raigunj municipality in North Dinajpur and Domkal in Murshidabad district in central Bengal; in south Bengal it is contesting in Pujali Municipality in South 24-Parganas. In Raigunj, Domkal and Pujali, the BJP has put up 10 Muslims in a total of 70 seats, thus fielding more than 14% Muslim candidates. Minority community candidates figure in seven out of the 20 seats it is contesting in Domkal and three out of 16 in Pujali.The BJP nominated fewer Muslims in both the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2016 Assembly polls in Bengal. In 2014, the BJP fielded a little over 2% Muslim candidates and in 2016 this was close to 5%.BJP’s State Minority Cell president Ali Hossain told The Hindu that they are now planning to field more Muslims in the 2018 panchayat polls “compared to Trinamool Congress and Communist party of India-Marxist.” An extensive study on the Muslim participation in polls by late Prof. Iqbal Ansari of Aligarh Muslim University, later taken forward in Bengal by a senior researcher of Pratichi Institute, Sabir Ahamed, indicates that 46 out of the 294 Assembly constituencies of Bengal have a Muslim “concentration” of more than 50%. The figure is 40-50% in about 16 seats; 30-40 % in 33 seats. The data indicates that in about one-third of the seats the Muslim vote is a factor in Bengal, where the Muslim population is a little over 27%.The State president of the BJP, Dilip Ghosh, said there is “no change of strategy in fielding more Muslim candidates” in the civic polls. “In the newly formed Domkal Municipality more than 90% voters are Muslims. In Pujali Municipality also there is a substantial Muslim vote…so we fielded Muslim candidates,” he said. The other reason is a change in the policy of the Muslims “to join the BJP.”“Earlier Muslims did not join the BJP; but now they are and hence we can field more Muslim candidates,” Mr. Ghosh said.last_img read more

first_imgThere was no question of seeking any permission for a public rally in Ayodhya, said Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday while clarifying that he was not visiting the place with the intention of playing politics.“I have already stated right from the start that I am not going to hold a public rally in Ayodhya. I am going there to seek blessings from saints and participate in rituals along the Sarayu River and then offer worship to Lord Ram,” said the Sena chief, speaking at the Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji.Sena leaders, however, claim that they have been denied permission for holding a rally in Ayodhya by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh.“I have said several times in public rallies that they [the BJP] bring up the Ram Temple issue only during election time. How long will the BJP keep fooling people over this? I, too, want a definite answer as to when will the work [on Ram temple] finally commence. This is the objective of my visit to Ayodhya,” Mr. Thackeray said, taking potshots at the BJP.Mr. Thackeray reached the fort in Junnar taluk, 95 km from the city on Thursday morning where he was welcomed by enthusiastic Shiv Sainiks amid a boisterous dhol tasha display.The Shiv Sena chief took a handful of soil from the fort in an urn, which he said he would be taking with him during his November 24-25 visit to Ayodhya.“Chhatrapati Shivaji is idolized by a great many Hindus. Hence, the soil of Shivaji’s birthplace, which I’ll be carrying with me on my Ayodhya trip, perfectly encapsulates the emotions and the sentiments of our community. I hope that my visit there will expedite the process of the Ram Temple,” Mr. Thackeray said. He further said he would speak to the media in detail only after his return.Mr. Thackeray has needled the BJP on the Ram temple issue several times in the past month, daring his coalition ally to “come clean” and “confess” before the public that building the temple was not possible for them.Addressing a pre-election rally of Shiv Sainiks in the temple town of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district last month, the Sena chief had targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, remarking that the BJP was continually deceiving people on the Ram Mandir issue.last_img read more

first_imgCredited with bringing insurgent group ULFA to the negotiating table and hauling Assam back from the brink of bankruptcy, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has combined administrative and political acumen with his simple demeanour to help Congress retain power for a record consecutive third term.Behind the genial smile and a straight-forward approach of 75-year-old Gogoi, who has also served as a Union Minister and six terms in Lok Sabha, lies a man who means business when it comes to development of Assam.The highlight of Gogoi’s ten-year rule in the past was bringing several militant outfits of the state, including the ULFA, to the negotiating table and ensuring financial stability of the state government.Gogoi had taken over the reins of power for the first time on May 17, 2001, from the Asom Gana Parishad and was faced with the challenge of bringing the state out of the morass of militant violence and financial instability characterised by a huge debt burden, so much so that even government employees were not receiving their salaries on time.Gogoi’s initiative in this direction paid dividends and Congress returned to power for the second consecutive term, albeit with lesser seats and he formed the government in alliance with its coalition partner Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) in 2006.Gogoi’s second term as Chief Minister was a mix of high and low with the multi-crore North Cachar Hills fund diversion case causing embarrassment to Congress. However, he overcame it by bringing several militant organisations like the ULFA, NDFB (Pro-talk group), DHD, UPDS and others to the negotiating table.advertisementPlagued by ill-health in the last year of his second term, Gogoi underwent three complicated heart surgeries–a bypass, aortic valve replacement and enlargement of the aorta procedure– at Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute.He again underwent a surgery for replacing his pace maker just a few weeks before election campaign was scheduled to start this year.On both the occasions, he recovered fast and took charge of both office and election campaign with renewed vigour.Enjoying the confidence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Gogoi’s journey to the state’s top post was scripted with patience and perseverance.Born in the sylvan surroundings of Rangajan Tea Estate to a tea garden doctor Kamleswar Gogoi and his wife Usha Gogoi on April one, 1936, in Upper Assam’s Jorhat district, Gogoi, called ‘Punakon’ fondly by his parents, spent his childhood playing in the sprawling lush green of the tea garden with his siblings and children of the garden labourers.Gogoi’s penchant for politics took roots early in life.Though his father had wanted him to study medicine or engineering he had set his heart on politics and even told his teacher that he wanted to become Prime Minister when he grew up.Motivated by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who visited Jorhat in 1952, Gogoi, then studying in Class X, began participating in various political activities and much to the annoyance of his father and teachers failed to clear his High School Leaving examinations that year. He, however, cleared it the next year as a private candidate.Gogoi plunged into politics as a student of Jagannath Barooah (JB) College in Jorhat and after his graduation, joined the Allahabad University to pursue a law degree. He, however, fell ill and returned to Assam getting his law degree from Gauhati University.An active leader of the Assam unit of Bharat Yuvak Samaj, Gogoi joined Congress in 1963 and since then has been a party loyalist ardently supporting both Indira Gandhi, her son Rajiv Gandhi and then Sonia Gandhi.He also served the party as a General Secretary and Joint Secretary in the 1980s, besides heading the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1986-90 and again from 1997 to 2001.His foray into electoral political office began with his election as a member of the Jorhat Municipal Board in 1968 and in 1971 he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from the Jorhat Parliamentary constituency.Gogoi was a member of the fifth, sixth, seven, ten, twelve and thirteenth Lok Sabha and was the Union Minister of Food Processing with independent charge from 1991 to 1995.An ardent sports lover, Gogoi played golf regularly till recently and keenly follows cricket, football and tennis.He is also fond of reading, gardening, good food and earlier enjoyed shopping for his own clothes and accessories.Married to Dolly Gogoi, a post graduate in Zoology from Gauhati University, in 1972 in Guwahati, the couple has a daughter, Chandrima, an MBA and a son Gaurav who holds a degree in Public Administration from New York University.advertisementGogoi’s family, with his wife choosing to be a housewife and both his children living abroad, have stayed away from politics though his son campaigned for his father in his constituency Titabor. However, the indulgent father claimed his son had no intention of joining politics but was currently visiting Assam to understand his state and people better.- With PTI inputsFor more log on to: read more

first_imgGujarat Lions on Saturday announced the city of Kanpur as their new home ground for the remainder of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). (Full IPL Coverage)The Suresh Raina-led side will now move to Kanpur for their remaining two home games this season.Announcing this, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies and Gujarat Lions owner said, “Fans in Rajkot have been our strength and we are overwhelmed with the love and support we have received from them. It is our honour and privilege to now bring IPL to the state of Uttar Pradesh and play our remaining home matches at Kanpur. We are very excited and enthused by our performance thus far and we are confident of receiving the same love and affection from fans in Kanpur.”Gujarat will take on Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on May 19 and 21 respectively.After an impressive debut in the cash-rich league, the Lions are currently at the second spot in the table.last_img read more

first_imgPIRAEUS – Park Chu-young marked his return to South Korea’s national team by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Greece in a World Cup warm-up match on March 5.The 28-year-old Arsenal striker, currently on loan to Watford, was recalled after a 13-month absence and scored in the 18th minute off an expert overhead pass from Koo Ja-cheol.Koo also set up the second goal in the 55th with Son Heung-min beating try-out goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos with an angled shot.Greece hit the bar three times in the first half. Costas Katsouranis squandered a cross from Jose Holebas in the 21st. Vassilis Torosidis headed onto the crossbar nine minutes later and Kostas Mitroglou found the same spot off the rebound.The Greeks failed to produce much toward the end as South Korea tired at Karaiskaki stadium.Substitute Yiannis Fetfatzidis added some urgency to Greece’s lacktuster offense, sending the ball over the bar in the 75th.Greece plays Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan in the group stage at the World Cup, while South Korea faces Belgium, Algeria, and Russia.“It looked more like a training session than a match … The loss is disappointing, but the way we lost is more disappointing,” Greece coach Fernando Santos said. “I think it’s clear the players didn’t show their quality. There was no willingness to play.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BARCELONA – Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas recorded the biggest win of his career on Friday to reach the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell semi-finals.The 19-year-old capitalised on lapses in concentration from World No. 7 Dominic Thiem, who consistently played deep behind the baseline, to win 6-3, 6-2 in 80 minutes, the reports.last_img

first_imgEvery year we’ve done a kind-of-lighthearted-but-still-somewhat-serious post on our picks for the 2013 college football season. This season’s participants include myself, Matt Amilian, Carson Cunningham, Nolan Cox, and Brendon Morris.Here’s a look at 2012 and 2011.And here are this year’s picks.[table id=144 /]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi ‘Family of five’ – Messi announces third child with Antonella Roccuzzo Goal Last updated 2 years ago 23:14 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Lionel Messi Barcelona 2017 Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Atlético Madrid Primera División Three months after getting married, the couple announced on Instagram that they will welcome a new addition to the family Lionel Messi is to become a father for the third time, the Barcelona star’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo has announced.The pair, who have been together since childhood and got married in their hometown Rosario in Argentina in June, confirmed on Instagram that they will welcome a new member into the family.On Mother’s Day in Argentina, Roccuzzo posted a picture of the couple and two sons Thiago, four, and Mateo, two, touching her stomach, with the caption “Family of five”.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. It will likely mean a new tattoo to the 30-year-old attacker, who already has tributes to Mateo and Thiago and also sports both of their names on his boots. The news will come as a big boost for Messi, who saw his Barcelona team draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid the day before the announcement was made.Still in the early days, there is no news on when the child is expected.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Man Utd formulate £14m De Gea salary offer to deny Real Madrid star goalkeeper Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 18:07 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) David de Gea Manchester United Getty Transfers Real Madrid Manchester United Premier League David de Gea The Spain No.1 came close to leaving Old Trafford in 2015 and there are fears the move could materialise this summer When David de Gea somehow kept out Luis Muriel’s header shortly before half-time in Manchester United’s Champions League visit to Sevilla last week, it was a familiar collective sigh of relief which was heard on the away terraces.Not only had he done similar moments earlier to deny Steven N’Zonzi, but the Spaniard has become recognised as the world’s best goalkeeper on the back of countless such interventions over the past five years.Having struggled during his early months at Old Trafford, De Gea has been United’s most consistent player since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson brought about greater pressure on the Red Devils’ goalmouth on a weekly basis. The 27-year-old won the club’s Player of the Year award in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, prompting Jose Mourinho to announce shortly after his arrival at the club in 2016: “If season after season the goalkeeper is Player of the Season, it means that something is wrong. Hopefully he’s not player of the season this season but hopefully he keeps making important saves for us.” 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 But De Gea continues to stand out, and his form has continued to catch the eye of Real Madrid. The European champions attempted to sign the ex-Atletico Madrid star from United in 2015, only to be foiled by a matter of minutes, and there is a real belief that they could launch another bid for him this summer.And, with former United star Paul Scholes admitting to Goal  that he can understand if De Gea wants to leave for the Spanish capital , many of the club’s fans are bracing themselves for a nerve-shredding summer as they look to hold on to the man Gary Neville claims is “United’s only world-class player” .Below, Goal looks at the situation and how it could play out…De Gea’s deadline day fax machine farce It was a bizarre twist of fate that United fans still celebrate to this day. On August 31, 2015, United agreed to sell De Gea to Real Madrid for around £30 million and began the formal process of arranging a transfer which would see Keylor Navas arrive at Old Trafford in return.De Gea had been left out of the first six games of the 2015-16 season by Louis van Gaal, who was worried about his keeper’s frame of mind against the backdrop of the continuing transfer talk linking him to Madrid. However, it took the Blancos until the final day of the transfer window to make their first official approach, offering Navas in part-exhange in order to help fill the gap left behind by De Gea in United’s squad.But Madrid missed the deadline by 28 minutes after a faulty fax machine delayed the processing of the transfer documents, leaving both players in limbo and the two clubs pointing accusatory fingers back and forth. Within days, United had tied De Gea down to a new four-year deal with a club option for 2019-20 and they will be hoping against hope that they are not dragged into another ridiculous saga this summer as they attempt to lock in the goalkeeper with another long-term contract.David de Gea Keylor Navas Spain Costa Rica 11062015What are Real Madrid’s goalkeeping plans?Since their near-miss with De Gea, Madrid have won two Champions League titles with Navas keeping goal. The Costa Rican has become a huge favourite of coach Zinedine Zidane, and there is a general belief in the Spanish capital that Los Blancos would be more than happy to retain the 31-year-old as their first choice into at least the 2018-19 season, if not beyond.Madrid goalkeeping coach Luis Llopis has a great relationship with Navas, having also worked with him at Levante before the keeper made headlines with his national team and the 2014 World Cup and won a €10m move to Real Madrid as a result.Navas himself has made it clear that he has no desire to leave the club this summer, regardless of what Madrid do in terms of bolstering their goalkeeping stocks. While there had been speculation over his future when Madrid made a move for Kepa in January, Zidane made it clear that the approach for the Athletic shot-stopper was likely to come at the expense of second-choice keeper Kiko Casilla rather than Navas.The Blancos will again consider a goalkeeping target this summer and, with Kepa having recently signed a new seven-year deal at Athletic, De Gea is likely to be considered once more since Madrid have concluded that their next purchase between the nets should either be a young player with great talent or one of the very best in the business if the opportunity arises.Any long-term plan could be thrown into jeopardy if a poor finish to the season persuades the powers-that-be at the Santiago Bernabeu to part with two-time Champions League-winning coach Zidane, but it is also felt that the emergence on the market of a goalkeeper of the calibre of De Gea or Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois will attract Madrid’s attention regardless of who is leading them from the bench.Zinedine Zidane Keylor Navas Real Madrid press conferenceWhat do Man Utd & De Gea want? Simply put, United do not want to lose De Gea and there is talk that they have prepared a deal worth around £275,000-a-week (£14.3m salary) to keep the goalkeeper in Manchester for the forseeable future.Mourinho has already made it clear that the club will pick up their option to retain the No.1 for the 2019-20 season, but they see it as being in everyone’s best interests to ensure that De Gea is presented with a firm offer for a new deal well in advance of that time.De Gea, meanwhile, is thought to be keen to stay on at United so long as he can see a turning point in the club’s fortunes in the months ahead. With the 20-time English champions destined for a fifth straight year without a serious title challenge, De Gea is hopeful of a decent Champions League run this season to help United’s case as a force to be reckoned with once more.Having told his agent, Jorge Mendes, last year that he is more than happy at Manchester United and saw no need to look elsewhere, that viewpoint would appear unlikely to change this summer unless the club are dumped out of the Champions League by Sevilla and suffer a poor end to the campaign.On a personal note he is more than happy with life in Manchester, despite his girlfriend Edurne Garcia having famously conceded the city was “uglier than the back of a fridge” on a light entertainment show in 2015. De Gea even admitted to the Star on Sunday recently that he is enjoying veteran status among the current United squad.”To be honest I am just really happy,” he said. “I feel like an important player in the dressing room. I am one of the oldest in the team. It makes me happy to see the younger players coming through – and trying to make United big.”As long as United can convince De Gea that they are continuing to strive for the kind of success he craves, it would appear that there is little chance of him leaving Old Trafford this summer. Now it is just a case of delivering the kind of results that can persuade both their star goalkeeper and the outside world that they are ready to become a giant once more.last_img read more

Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam volunteered in 2006 to participate in the “One UN” programme, which aims to speed up development operations to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight targets for tackling poverty, hunger and other social ills by 2015.The creation of these pilot projects was suggested in Delivering as One, a report by the UN High-Level Panel on System-wide Coherence that was released November 2006.That report recommended, among other things, that the UN “deliver as one at the country level, with one leader, one programme, one budget, where appropriate, one office” with the aim of avoiding fragmentation and duplication of efforts. The evaluations at the conference will help to adjust the programme in the eight countries, Ms. Migiro will tell participants, and provide a firm basis for comparing experiences and determining what has worked and what has failed in making the work of the UN system more coherent and effective.While in Kigali, Ms. Migiro will also hold bilateral meetings with senior Rwandan Government officials, and have an informal exchange with women parliamentarians.Rwanda is the only country in the world where women are a majority in Parliament. The Deputy Secretary-General is expected to highlight the role played by the nation’s women, especially decision-makers in leadership roles, in helping to build a thriving democracy.Tomorrow Ms. Migiro will be in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, to deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Metropolis Women International Network Forum. She will also hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan and other senior Government officials during her visit. 19 October 2009Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today opened a gathering in the Rwandan capital that brings together the eight pilot countries taking part in the United Nations initiative that seeks to better coordinate development activities at the country level and avoid duplication. read more

Nearly 360 million people, or 58 per cent of the inhabitants of the region, are overweight with the highest rates observed in the Bahamas at 69 per cent, Mexico at 64 per cent and Chile at 63 per cent, according to a news release on the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean report, compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).“The alarming rates of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean should act as a wake-up call to governments in the region to introduce policies that address all forms of hunger and malnutrition and to do this by linking food security, sustainability, agriculture, nutrition and health,” said FAO Regional Representative Eve Crowley.The report said that overweight affects more than half the population of all countries in the region, except for Haiti at 38.5 per cent, Paraguay at 48.5 per cent and Nicaragua at 49.4 per cent.The report also noted obesity affects 140 million people, or 23 per cent of the region’s population, and that the highest rates are to be found in the Caribbean countries of Barbados at 36 per cent, and Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda at around 31 per cent each. The increase in obesity has disproportionately impacted women: in more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the rate of female obesity is 10 percentage points higher than that of men.PAHO’s Director Carissa F. Etienne explained that: “the region faces a double burden of malnutrition. This needs to be tackled through balanced diets that include fresh, healthy, nutritious and sustainably produced food, as well as addressing the main social factors that determine malnutrition, such as lack of access to healthy food, water and sanitation, education and health services, and social protection programmes, among others.” Linking agriculture, food, nutrition and healthThe FAO/PAHO report points out that one of the main factors contributing to the rise of obesity and overweight has been the change in dietary patterns. Economic growth, increased urbanization, higher average incomes and the integration of the region into international markets have reduced the consumption of traditional preparations and increased consumption of ultra-processed products, a problem that has had greater impact on areas and countries that are net food importers.To address this situation, FAO and PAHO call for the promotion of healthy and sustainable food systems that link agriculture, food, nutrition and health. read more

The Canadian national men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are at Brock University this week training for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games starting Aug. 8.Brock is the last stop in the journey to the Parapan Am Games for the Canadian men’s and women’s national wheelchair basketball teams.The two teams are at the University this week making final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. The women’s team, which won the 2014 World Championship, is playing a series of exhibition games this week against Germany’s national team.The first of four-consecutive games was held Tuesday night at Bob Davis Gymnasium, and although Canada lost 58-51, head coach Bill Johnson said the team accomplished what it needed to.“The first couple of games we’re really focused on getting some people some specific situational experience, for instance, players who traditionally don’t play those spots,” Johnson said after Tuesday’s game. “We have one player who’s injured, but the other 11 players all played at least 10 minutes. We always play to win, but we’re really focused on individual preparation (Tuesday and Wednesday) and then the rest of the week we’ll focus on team preparation.”Hamilton native Melanie Hawtin, who was on the team that won gold at the World Championships last year, said the training camp allows the women who don’t normally get to train altogether to do so.“We’re just putting together the fine details and continuing to work on communication with each other and getting lots of court time with each other,” she said.The 26-year-old, who trains at Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s national academy in Toronto, said the team isn’t feeling pressure going into the Parapans as reigning world champions.“I honestly think its something you expect as a high-performance athlete. It’s what you train for every single day, so I don’t think there’s extra pressure. We’re ready,” she said.While the women are playing exhibition games this week, the men are sticking with daily workouts both on and off the court for their training camp.The Parapan Am Games, scheduled for Aug. 7 – 15, are crucial for both national teams as it’s their only shot at qualifying for the 2016 Paralymic Games in Rio. The Canadian men are the defending London 2012 Paralympic champions and must finish with gold or silver in Toronto to qualify for Rio. On the women’s side, Team Canada sits atop the world rankings as the reigning world champion, and must finish with a medal in Toronto in order to punch their ticket to Rio de Janeiro. Additional women’s exhibition games against Germany will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night and are free for spectators.The Canadian national men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are at Brock University this week training for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games starting Aug. 8. read more

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have exercised contract options for seven players and declined options on six others, including former France internationals Bacary Sagna and Rod Fanni.The 36-year-old Fanni signed on with the Impact in March after his contract was terminated by French club Marseille. The defender had one goal over 26 appearances with Montreal.Sagna, a former defender with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City, was signed late in the 2018 season as Montreal made an ultimately unsuccessful push for the playoffs. He had a goal in nine appearances.The club said, however, that discussions are ongoing with both players on a new contract.The Impact exercised options for goalkeepers Jason Beaulieu, Maxime Crepeau and James Pantemis, defender Victor Cabrera and midfielders Micheal Azira, Ken Krolicki and Jeisson Vargas.The club will also not exercise the option for defender Kyle Fisher, midfielders Louis Beland-Goyette and David Choiniere and striker Michael Salazar. Choiniere will be invited to the 2019 training camp.The Canadian Press read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By David Raleigh Image: Google Maps Fr Russell Road, Limerick Image: Google Maps GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses after a man received apparent stab wounds in a Limerick city suburb in the early hours of this morning.The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.The man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick which is located near the scene.It’s understood he was initially being treated for critical injuries but his condition is believed to have improved over the past few hours.Gardaí have cordoned off at least two separate green areas as crime scenes, and are conducting house to house enquiries.“Gardaí are investigating an assault incident that occurred at Father Russell Road on the 21st February 2019 at approximately 1am. A male has been brought to University Hospital Limerick with an apparent stab wound,” a garda spokesperson said.“His condition is not believed to life-threatening.”There are currently two scenes preserved for technical examination.No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340. 8 Comments Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am. Share5 Tweet Email center_img Fr Russell Road, Limerick 14,096 Views Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 10:11 AM Short URL Feb 21st 2019, 10:11 AM last_img read more

first_imgDe nouvelles images de l’astéroïde qui passera proche de la Terre ce soirLa NASA est parvenue à capturer de nouvelles images de l’astéroïde 2005 YU55. Celui-là même qui passera ce soir à 00H28 à quelque 325.000 kilomètres de la Terre. Il sera le plus gros depuis 1976 à “frôler” notre planète de si près.Cela fait déjà plusieurs semaines que les spécialistes ont annoncé l’évènement. Ce soir, à 23H28 UTC, soit 00H28 heure française, un astéroïde “frôlera” notre planète. Or, si ce phénomène est régulièrement annoncé par les agences spatiales, ici il s’agit d’un réel évènement. Car cela fait près de 35 ans (depuis 1976) qu’un objet aussi gros n’est pas passé si proche de la Terre. L’astéroïde 2005 YU55 mesure en effet 400 mètres de diamètre et s’approchera de la planète à environ 324.600 kilomètres. Mais la NASA a tenu à souligner dans plusieurs communiqués que cette approche ne représentait aucun danger pour la Terre. La trajectoire de l’objet est aujourd’hui bien connue et il n’existe aucun risque de collision. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, alors qu’en 1976, les astronomes n’avaient pu observer l’astéroïde “frôleur” de l’époque ignorant son passage, cette fois-ci, les spécialistes entendent bien profiter de l’évènement pour en savoir plus sur 2005 YU55. Bien qu’ils le connaissent depuis des années, ils leur manquent encore beaucoup d’informations sur la structure, la composition, la forme de l’objet, etc. Des données qu’ils comptent compléter ce soir même grâce à l’observation de l’astéroïde à travers les antennes radars de l’observatoire planétaire d’Arecibo à Porto Rico. Pour cela, les experts de la NASA enverront des ondes radio vers 2005 YU55 et capteront leur retour grâce aux antennes. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque l’agence entend également photographier l’astéroïde, chose qu’elle a déjà commencé à faire. Ainsi, elle vient tout juste de livrer de nouvelles images de l’objet capturées le 7 novembre alors qu’il se trouvait à 1,38 million de kilomètres de la Terre. C’est le télescope du Deep Space Network de Goldstone en Californie qui a obtenu ces images, tandis qu’il a commencé à traquer 2005 YU55 le 4 novembre. Mais le passage de ce soir devrait permettre d’en fournir encore davantage et de bien plus précises, selon la NASA. Après cela, il faudra attendre 2028 pour qu’un astéroïde de cette taille “frôle” à nouveau la Terre.  Le 8 novembre 2011 à 10:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Google+ Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Travis Browne Pinterest Will Ronda Rousey Join ‘Total Divas’ Cast? Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Top UFC Women’s Star Speaks About Charlotte Flair Who Are Ronda Rousey’s Top WWE Supporters? Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Show WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next According to a report by ESPN, former RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is taking a hiatus from WWE to start a family.Rousey recently posted on her Instagram account that she is on vacation with her husband, Travis Browne. Rousey captioned the photo an “impregnation vacation.” Rousey is quoted in the article as saying back in January that it’s no secret she wants to start a family.The 32-year old Rousey has no children. Browne, 36, has two sons from a prior marriage. Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV ShowVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 93.96%0:04Remaining Time -1:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 3, 2018 Adopt a Senior Pet Month is underway 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Adopting pets is important, and this month is shedding light on the importance of providing homes to senior dogs.Sandie Lampie and the Pet Patrol joined us live Saturday morning with more on how you can help. Open Houses every Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm.1448 Pine Street, Ramona, CA center_img November 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_img (Image courtesy of WWD, from March 12, 2015 – Giovanni Giannoni) On Thursday, March 12, WWD informed its audience that it’s transitioning its daily print edition to a weekly format. The final daily edition will be delivered on April 24, and the new weekly edition will begin its run on April 29. Penske Media acquired WWD just under a year ago when it bought Fairchild Fashion Media from Condé Nast for a reported $100M (terms were not confirmed). The deal also included Footwear News, M Magazine and its events division. Not included in the deal were and NowManifest, which Condé still owns.  The brand is also growing its global reach. It currently has bureaus in Paris, Milan, London and Tokyo, and this year it will expand to China and Brazil. A frequency reduction doesn’t come as much of a surprise these days, but compared to most titles, a weekly edition is still an aggressive play and connotes a commitment to print. The 105-year-old brand will now use the Web as its primary source for daily news and its weekly edition will be a platform for more evergreen content.center_img Given that disparity, it makes sense that WWD would want to enhance its current site and make it a platform for more breaking news and more daily content in general. It will also leverage that platform to produce a “Digital Daily” edition, which will be a round up of top stories from  More on this topic Reed Exhibitions Licenses JCK Magazine to Fairchild’s WWD Fairchild Fashion Media Sells Book Division to Bloomsbury WWD, Tribune Partner On Content Sharing Deal Condé Nast Taking Brides Bimonthly, Boosts Mobile Interaction Briefs: Digital Edition Insights Conde Nast To Put All 18 Titles on NOOK TabletJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by The company’s media kit purports the brand has a print circulation of 59,000, while its website reaches up to 869,000 unique visitors.last_img read more

first_imgBLM’s map of NPR-A acreage available for leasing. The Trump administration is gauging industry interest in portions of the region not currently available for drilling. (Image courtesy BLM)The Trump administration is taking a first step towards potentially opening up new parts of Alaska to oil drilling.Listen nowThe Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that it will consider allowing oil development in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve on Alaska’s North Slope that are currently protected.The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is an Indiana-sized chunk of federal land west of Prudhoe Bay. The BLM is asking for input on what parts of the Reserve should be available for drilling, including areas that were blocked off from oil and gas leasing under the Obama administration.BLM spokesperson Lesli Ellis-Wouters said the announcement is a direct result of an order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke when he visited Alaska this spring. It ordered the agency to review the existing plan.“His direction was to review that Integrated Activity Plan, to ensure that we’re promoting a balance of conservation and development,” Ellis-Wouters said.Ellis-Wouters said the 11 million acres that are now blocked off won’t be available at this year’s oil and gas lease sale. She said at this point, the Interior Department is just gauging industry interest in the region.And there may be a lot of interest from the oil industry. There have been several big oil discoveries in and around the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the past year. According to BLM, some of the area that’s now off-limits has high potential for oil and gas development.But Susan Culliney of Audubon Alaska said that part of the Reserve was protected for a reason. It’s near a giant lake that’s key habitat for many species.“Teshekpuk Lake [and] the special area in and around Teshekpuk Lake are very crucial for wildlife species such as caribou, molting geese, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds congregate in that area,” Culliney said.The deadline for public comment is September 7.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: A delegation of Shiv Sena MPs on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to plug “loopholes” in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Bima Yojana. The MPs complained that several farmers in Maharashtra have not received adequate compensation for their losses under the crop insurance scheme. The scheme has benefitted insurance companies more than farmers, they said. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us Assembly polls in Maharashtra are due later this year and the issue is already gathering traction in the state. The Shiv Sena has already been vocal about the issue in the state that has seen several farmer suicide cases due to crop failure and drought. Vinay Raut, Shiv Sena’s leader in the Lok Sabha, told reporters that the compensation should be based on the best crop production in the five previous years. Also Read – Kamal Nath states that there is no struggle over leader’s post in MP Advertise With Us Buldhana MP Prataprao Jadhav said insurance companies should also have their offices at block and district levels to facilitate farmers to register their claims. He said farmers cannot file their claims online in 24 hours during natural calamities due to lack of Internet facilities. Having an office at the block, tehsil and district level will greatly help them, he added. Advertise With Us The delegation also demanded that the insurance scheme be made mandatory for the farmers. “The scheme is new and there are loopholes in it which have to be plugged,” he said. Krupal Tumane, the party lawmaker from Ramtek, said the delegation also highlighted the issue of “lethargy” shown by the public sector banks in disbursing loans to farmers. He said nationalised banks have, until June 30, disbursed loans to only 11 per cent farmers, which is hurting agriculturists.last_img read more