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first_imgThe State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has submitted its report to a Pune court in an alleged land grab case involving former State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse of a prime plot belonging to the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Bhosari.Sources said the agency, which submitted the report on Friday, had allegedly failed to find “definite proof” that Mr. Khadse had misused his office as Revenue Minister to seize a three-acre plot in the possession of the MIDC for his private use.Mr. Khadse, reacting to the development in Mumbai, said the agency had given him a clean chit. Speaking in Mumbai, he remarked that his two years in political wilderness were his “trial by fire.” “The accusations against me had no substance. But during my ‘trial’, I have come to know my friends from my enemies. I do not want to speak now of those who turned against me, despite my contribution towards building my party in Maharashtra,” said the BJP leader. He said he had voluntarily resigned from his post, and not due to pressure from any party. ‘Premature to comment’However, whistleblower Hemant Gawande, who first filed a complaint against Mr. Khadse in May 2016 in the case, said nothing definite can be said till the ACB reveals what the report says. “The ACB is the investigative agency directed by the High Court to investigate this case. It is not the final authority. It is too premature to comment on anything as I have not received any official notification about the report being submitted,” he told The Hindu. In May 2016, Mr. Gawande’s complaint, among other factors, had eventually contributed to Mr. Khadse’s resignation from the State Cabinet. In April last year, the ACB had lodged an FIR against Mr. Khadse in compliance with the Bombay High Court’s directive.The ACB had lodged an FIR under Sections 13 (1) d, 13 (2) and 15 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, and Section 109 of the Indian Penal Code against the former minister, his wife, Mandakini, son-in-law Girish Chaudhari, and Abbas Rasool Ukani, the original owner of the plot.last_img read more

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? And that just drives him to perform better and help the team come Sunday, as TNT seeks to once again gain advantage in the championship duel.“It’s a seven-game series and we lost one game. It’s funny because we win close games and the games we lose, we get blown out. If that’s an indication right there, we want to come back ready for Game 3,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old behemoth downplayed the defensive schemes San Miguel employed on him, noting that though he only had 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists, it was not the double and triple-teams which led to TNT’s downfall.“They played harder and they deserve to win. We’re the more aggressive team in the first game and we won. They were the more aggressive team in this game. It’s a seven-game series, now it’s five,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmith, though, agreed that frustration may have gotten the better of the KaTropa, and it’s up to them to play through those distractions if they want to snag Game 3 on Sunday.“We can’t control how the referees [handle] the game. Like I said, we all feel different about the refs. We can’t control what they do, and I told the guys that we got to go out here like they’re out there. We got to control the game. They make the calls, whether right or wrong, so we got to keep playing,” he said. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT import Joshua Smith isn’t losing sleep over the way San Miguel defended him in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“I’ve seen double teams since I came here, since the last game. Nothing can really surprise me,” he said after the KaTropa’s 102-88 defeat to the Beermen on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments NBA: Detroit guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for two games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

first_imgExcelling in the Eredivisie again, aiming to go far in the Champions League and loving life in a beautiful city – Dusan Tadic has no doubt that he made the right decision in leaving Southampton for Ajax.The 29-year-old returned to Netherlands in the summer in a £10 million ($13m) move after spending four seasons in the Premier League.The Serbia international had been one of the best players in the Dutch top flight over his excellent spells at Groningen and Twente before the English side lured him away, and he is off to a great start upon his return with six goals and four assists from 10 games in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The Amsterdam giants are determined to win their first Eredivisie title since 2014 and are aiming to survive the Champions League group stage after being drawn in a group with Bayern Munich, Benfica and AEK Athens.Playing alongside proficient creator Hakim Ziyech, veteran striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and exciting young players like Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and David Neres, the Amsterdam giants have a lot of talent to work with.And as he takes on a key role in Erik ten Hag’s attack, Serbia star Tadic is happy about the present and excited for the future.”I’m really happy to be here, because I’m playing with good players and the philosophy of the club is beautiful,” Tadic told  Goal after registering a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Vitesse. “That is the most important thing. If you find the click, you can play lovely football and then it doesn’t matter what they say about you.”I’m really happy with the [Champions League] draw, we have a big chance to go through to the next round. It will be difficult and I don’t think in terms of percentages, but second place is certainly possible.”I’m excited about every game, but not just in that competition. Our focus must be on every game that we play, or else we’ll lose points in the Eredivisie.”Dusan Tadic Hakim Ziyech AjaxTrading London for the Dutch capital was no small step for Tadic and his family, but luckily he is as happy with his surroundings off the field as he is with how things are going on it.”My family would pick Amsterdam over England every day,” he added. “It’s a beautiful city. There’s nothing I don’t like about this place.”Netherlands is a way better place to live in than England. They only have London, but here it’s different. Everything is clean and there are nice roads, streets and bars here. It’s something special.”He is also happy to be playing alongside the likes of Neres, back in the starting XI for the first time this season on Sunday, and Ziyech, who had been expected to leave before the transfer window closed last week.”On the field we rotate a lot and it makes it difficult to mark us,” he added. “Therefore it’s good to have David back on the field. He really understands the game well.”He is extremely fast and sharp. He has a real bright future ahead of him. I’m sure he will have a great career.”Those who understand football really do see that [Ziyech and I] like to play together and constantly look for each other.”last_img read more

first_imgGrigor Dimitrov gave an exhibition of his enormous talent on Thursday, striding emphatically into the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 win over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.The 13th-seeded Bulgarian looked less like his “Baby Federer” nickname and more like the Swiss maestro all grown up as he made light work of Baghdatis, a former semi-finalist at the All England Club.The 26-year-old, who also reached the last four in 2014, has perhaps struggled to live up to his promise as a youngster.Yet, having reached the semis at the Australian Open earlier this year before losing to Rafa Nadal in a titanic five-set battle, he showed on a sun-baked Court Two that he has the potential and the game to trouble the established favourites.The Bulgarian looked intensely focussed as he raced through his opening four service games conceding just two points, before breaking for a 5-3 lead and then wrapping up the first set in the next game with his third ace.It was then a case of simply tightening his stranglehold, which he did by breaking Baghdatis in the first game of the second and again in the seventh, eventually taking the set after a behind-the-back trickshot.Dimitrov did not have everything his own way in the third, and was forced to save seven break points, but still broke three times himself to claim an emphatic win, which he sealed with a superb diving volley after one hour and 42 minutes.last_img read more

first_img Akshay Ramesh AdelaideDecember 10, 2018UPDATED: January 9, 2019 15:22 IST India have taken a 1-0 lead in the much-anticipated four-match series against Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia defeated Australia by 31 runs to win the 1st Test in AdelaideIndia had last won a Test in Australia in 2008 in Perth under Anil KumbleKohli has become the first Asian captain to win Tests in England, Australia and South AfricaIndia ended a 10-year-wait for a Test win Down Under as Virat Kohli’s visiting team outplayed Australia by 31 runs in the first of the ongoing four-match series in Adelaide.The Asian giants last won in Australia under Anil Kumble at Perth during their trip Down Under in 2007-08. They were blanked 4-0 under MS Dhoni in 2011-12 and suffered a 2-0 defeat during the 2014-15 tour despite Kohli scoring a truckload of runs.India had failed to seize crunch moments in the opening Tests during their two previous overseas tours of the year in South Africa and England but Kohli’s men made sure they ended up third time lucky on Monday, defending a 323-run target successfully despite a heroic effort from Nathan Lyon who gave India a few nervous moments towards the end.With the win, India also went up 1-0 in a Test series for the first time in Australia, ending a 70-year long drought.Kohli has also become the first Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, South Africa, and England. India had won the Johannesburg Test against the Proteas in January this year following which they defeated England in the fourth Test of a five-match series at Southampton later in August-September.India have also become the first team to win a Test match in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.Australia, who resumed the final day of the riveting Test match at 104 for four, faced an uphill task as no team had successfully chased more than 315 at the Adelaide Oval. The India bowlers made life even more difficult for the hosts as they came out determined and patient, striking at regular intervals.advertisementShaun Marsh gave India looked solid in the morning session as he notched up a half-century but Jasprit Bumrah removed the veteran and helped go into the Lunch break with optimism and relief. Earlier in the day, Ishant Sharma had local favourite Travis Head and Australia’s first-innings star caught for 14.The historic victory was set up by Cheteshwar Pujara, whose first innings 123 provided India with a score strong enough to fight after a poor batting performance by the top order. The bowlers then struck at regular intervals to hand India a slender 15-run lead. Cheteshwar Puajra slammed a century in the first innings and followed it up with a half-century in the second in Adelaide (AP Photo)R Ashwin spun a web around Australia’s batsmen while Jasprit Bumrah rattled the hosts with his pace. Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami chipped in with key wickets to ensure India stayed in the game.India batted much better in the second innings. Pujara had conceded his top order should have done better on the first day and they listened to his call – KL Rahul scored a fluent 44, Kohli was patient for his 34 while Ajinkya Rahane scored 70 and shared a key 87-run stand with Pujara, who made 71 to go with his 123.Though the lower order imploded, India still managed to set Australia a 323-run target. On the fourth day, Mohammed Shami and Ashwin picked two wickets apiece to leave Australia in a tough spot.Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, and Peter Handscomb were dismissed before stumps on the penultimate day.An absolute brute from Ishant Sharma had India up and about early on day five.#AUSvIND | @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/QPR1SOz69acricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 10, 2018Australia would have hoped for a bit of fight from their overnight batsmen Marsh and Head but that was not to be. Captain Tim Paine looked resolute but once he was dismissed for 41, the writing was on the wall for Australia.Lyon, who shone with the ball, came up with a spirited effort in the end, collecting an unbeaten 38 off 47 balls to give Kohli a few nervous moments on the field. He had stitched a 32-run stand with No. 11 Josh Hazlewood before Ashwin snapped the stand and helped India clinch the historic win.Also Read | Anil Kumble was the best leader that I played under: Gautam Gambhir to India TodayAlso Read | Never had any differences with Dhoni, we spent memorable times together: GambhirAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 1st TestFollow Adelaide TestFollow India tour of Australia 2018Follow India national cricket team India beat Australia, 1st time in 10 years Down UnderIndia vs Australia: This is the first time India have won the opening Test match of an Australian tour.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRussell Simmons, and Danny Simmons will host Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation the 2017 ART FOR LIFE benefit on July 15.The evening will honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, Bozoma Saint John, Stephen G. Hill and 2017 Featured Artist, Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities.The evening, themed “Midnight at the Oasis” will feature a performance by TONY and GRAMMY Winner Cynthia Erivo as well as other surprise performances. Honorary Chairs include Darlene & Jorge Perez, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tim Leissner, Xin Li and Lyor Cohen. Event Chairs include Shannon Curtin, Kimberley Hatchett, Kelli Richardson Lawson, and Racquel Oden. Luxury Auction Chairs include Coppy Holzman, Chloe Flower, and Camilla Olsson. Art For Life Art Auction Chairs include Franklin Sirmans and Andrea Fiuczynski. This year’s benefit is supported by silver sponsors Merrill Lynch, UBER, and bronze sponsor Coty Inc.; online auction partner CharityBuzz; Art For Life Art Auction partner Artsy, and many more! This year’s media partners include Hamptons Magazine, and Hamptons.com.Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.Over the past 20 years with the help of a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters, Rush has been able to develop it’s main two program areas – Rush Education art programs for our youth and Rush Arts Galleries supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide – working together in a seamless way to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences. Designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors and support increased academic performance, Rush Education programs – Rush Little Kids, Rush Kids, Rush Teens and Rush Galleries in Schools – directly serve over 3,000 students annually. In addition, each year through our Rush Arts Galleries – Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn – exhibit the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists; welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors; and provides unique opportunities for young people interested in careers in the arts.WHEN: Saturday, July 15th 5:00 PM: Media Check In 6:00 PM: Arrivals and Cocktails 7:00 PM: Dinner & ProgramWHERE: Fairview Farms 19 Horsemill Lane Water Mill, NYTICKETS: To purchase tickets, please contact Tracey Doolin at Inez Weinstein Special Events, Inc., at (212) 254-6677 or via email tdoolin@inezevents.com. Tickets available online here.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National newsSaskatchewan RCMP announced the disappearance of a First Nations woman Thursday.Roberta Kreuger, 40, who also goes by the name Shelly Roberta Cappo, was last seen on Oct. 7 leaving Fife Lake, Sask., for Edmonton. She was wearing a black T-shirt, a dark sweater and blue jeans. She was driving a green 1995 Mercury sable with Alberta license plate BFV 2092.She has brown eyes, long brown hair, and wears thin, black-rimmed glasses. She is about 5’5 and weighs about 155 lbs.last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press WINNIPEG – About two weeks before a 15-year-old Indigenous girl’s body was found in the Red River, her accused killer argued loudly with her and mentioned something about a river, a Winnipeg courtroom was told Thursday.The second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, accused in the August 2014 death of Tina Fontaine, heard Thursday from Sarah Holland. Holland and her boyfriend at the time rented a townhouse and frequently let Cormier, who was homeless, sleep over.Holland testified that Tina Fontaine came to her house twice that summer, and was brought the first time by her much-older friend Cormier, who was 52.The second time, Holland said, Tina came over in the afternoon by herself and Cormier came later.Holland said she was in her room upstairs when Tina came to her complaining about Cormier.“She ran upstairs and asked if she could spend time in my room because he was creeping her out,” Holland said.Cormier came upstairs with Holland’s boyfriend and tried to grope the 15-year-old Tina, Holland said.“I observed him trying to grab her boobs a few times and (saying) ‘just do me’.”Holland said she told Cormier to go back downstairs and he did, while Tina stayed with her.A few hours later, Holland said, Cormier and Tina were outside on the street, arguing loudly.“I heard her yell she was going to call the cops,” Holland told the jury. “All I heard from Cormier was ‘river’.”Under cross-examination, Holland admitted she couldn’t hear much of what Cormier was saying because he was not talking as loudly as Tina.The dispute occurred on the night of August 6th, court was told.Two days after that, Tina ran away from a hotel where she had been placed by Child and Family Services. On August 17, her body was pulled from the river, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks.Court was told earlier in the trial Tina was a sexually exploited youth who had recently left her home on the Sagkeeng First Nation to visit her mother in Winnipeg. Her great-aunt in Sagkeeng alerted Child and Family Services when she couldn’t get ahold of Tina, and Tina ran away when placed in Winnipeg hotels and a youth shelter.Cormier told police in a videotaped interview two months after Tina’s death that he and Tina did indeed argue on the street outside Sarah Holland’s home.He said Tina was angry because he had sold her bicycle for drugs and walked away. He returned to the house and never saw her again, he told the officers.Cormier also told police there was a man on the other side of the street that night, a little behind Tina, who might have followed her.Cormier described the man as middle-aged with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair, and said he looked like Robert Plant, the singer for the 1970s rock group Led Zeppelin.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Go Fund Me campaign has started for a Fort St. John family who lost everything due to a house fire on August 5th.Greg Slack, Robyn Carr and their three children were luckily out of the house when the fire occurred at approximately 4:50 on Sunday. Fire crews were able to put out the fire within one hour but due to smoke damage, the house was unsalvagable.Fort St. John Fire Department Captain Marco D’Agostino explained that the fire started in the laundry room likely due to a build-up of lint in the dryer. D’agostino added that the family’s dryer had plastic tubes in the back which when exposed to excessive heat don’t react well. D’agistino went on to warn residents to check dryer lint deposits regularly so this doesn’t happen to their homes in the future.The family lost all their clothes, appliances, personal items, and children’s toys, making them have to effectively start from scratch.Anyone interested in donating to the Go Fund Me can click here.last_img read more

Former leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe passed away today.He passed away at his Rajagiriya residence, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. Somawansa Amarasinghe resigned as JVP leader in 2014 and Anura Kumara Dissanayake replaced him.Amarasinghe was JVP leader for 20 years and was also the only surviving member of the party’s central committee appointed during the 1971 insurrection. However last year Amarasinghe resigned from the party following an internal dispute. (Colombo Gazette) read more

· Strong November big bus registrations with double-deckers soaring · Big coach numbers take a dive, down 55% for six months to November · Big structural shift as mini buses drop 28% a year since 2003 “November bus and coach registrations continue the trends set over recent months”, said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Strong growth in double-deck buses contrasts starkly with coaches and light mini buses lost out to medium weight models. Big bus demand has risen but won’t escape the recession now sweeping the economy. Over the medium and longer term we expect more people to use public transport, meaning a more positive outlook for bus makers.” DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Big buses still going strong but big coaches take a dive read more

The Brock community is invited to go green this weekend at Niagara VegFest.The popular celebration of compassion and plant-based diets was created seven years ago by two Brock employees and is being sponsored by the University for the second consecutive year.VegFest will take over St. Catharines Market Square on Sunday, June 3, drawing an anticipated 5,000 people downtown to see the nearly 100 vendors and organizations in attendance. The festivities have been expanded this year to also include VegFest in the Vineyard, a self-guided wine and food tour on Saturday, June 2, a screening of the documentary H.O.P.E.: What You Eat Matters, and a dining event, Veg-ilicious, at several local eateries from Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3.Brock’s VegFest sponsorship emphasizes the importance the University places on community engagement, said Laurie Morrison, Brock’s Interim Associate Librarian who co-founded VegFest alongside Visual Arts Associate Professor Keri Cronin.“Anytime we at the University can have a presence out in the community, especially at an event that speaks to the growing region, it works really well,” she said. “It’s great to see the community and Brock come together at an event that brings people in not just from Niagara but from beyond the GTA, Kingston, Ottawa, across Canada and into the U.S.”In addition to vendors, Sunday’s VegFest will feature live music, a roster of compelling speakers and a family area with children’s programming by Rodman Hall Art Centre, Niagara Inflatables and Smoothie Bikes.The keynote will be delivered by Dominick Thompson, a marathon runner and powerlifter who will discuss his journey from prison to vegan activism during his talk “Redefining Masculinity Through Veganism.” Admission to Niagara VegFest is $5. Children 12 and under are free. The first 5,000 festival-goers through the door will receive a $10 food voucher for Fiddler’s Pour House.Attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, and to pack a reusable water bottle to fill at the Niagara Region Water Wagon. Brock OPIRG’s Free Store will also be at the event accepting donations.For more information and a full list of speakers, vendors and events, visit niagaravegfest.com read more

first_imgWomen’s publisher Meredith Corp. Thursday reported net earnings for its 12-month fiscal 2010 of $103.96 million, up from a loss of $107.08 million during its fiscal 2009 calendar year. Revenues dipped slightly to $1.38 billion from $1.4 billion.According to chairman and CEO Stephen M. Lacy, the company’s fiscal 2010 (ended June 30) “marked a return to earnings growth as we strengthened our business across the board.  We increased advertising market share in both magazine and television, grew the size of our consumer audiences, and generated higher sales of our licensed products at retail. Additionally, we made important investments in new media platforms including mobile and e-tablets.”In terms of magazine industry advertising market share, Meredith says its share increased to 12.3 percent—the highest mark it has reached in company history (it was at 9.5 percent two years ago). Meredith’s National Media Group, which publishes its magazines, reported a full-year operating profit of $167 million, an increase of 11 percent over 2009. Revenues dipped slightly to $1.11 billion, including $526 million in advertising revenue. In its fiscal fourth quarter, the group’s operating profit remained flat at $46 million. Overall revenue was $288 million and advertising revenue totaled $135 million—both flat over last year’s period. Meanwhile, Meredith’s Interactive Media division saw its advertising revenues jump 17 percent for the full-year term, the company says.”The combination of enhanced sales and marketing strategies, business re-engineering and careful control of expenses all contributed to National Media Group 11 percent operating profit growth,” says Lacy. “We also strengthened our connection to the consumer, delivered market share gains and made investments in new digital media platforms.”Meredith says operating costs (excluding special items) declined by 3 percent during the year and it reduced its debt by 20 percent to $300 million. It projects overall company advertising revenues to grow 6 to 7 percent during the fiscal 2011 first quarter and ad revenues for the National Media Group to “be flat to down slightly on higher nets per page,” compared to the 2010-year period.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand will present his recommended FY20 budget.Brand will provide his Superintendent Mid-Year Report to the Committee.Brand will provide an update on the Woburn Street Elementary School Principal Search.Brand will also provide updates on the Strategic Planning Process and the Town Manager’s Budget Presentation.Brand will provide the committee with the school district’s 2018 Annual Report.The School Committee will begin discussing the 2019-2020 school calendar.The School Committee will continue previous conversations on the superintendent’s evaluation and whether or not to post employment contracts online.The School Committee will approve $1,500 in Wilmington Business School Partnership Innovation Grants.The School Committee will approve a $1,000 CASIT Award to the Wilmington High School Italian Language Program.The School Committee will receive a presentation from West Intermediate students on its School Library’s New Year Celebration.The School Committee will receive a presentation on K-12 Visual Arts.The School Committee will receive subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-Meetings — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgPower was out for residents from Diamond Ridge to the Old Sterling Highway for about an hour on Monday afternoon. The incident, which took place on the Old Sterling, also caused a small fire.The outage started just after 2:30 p.m. and affected about 630 Homer Electric customers.Old Sterling Highway HEA Power Pole Fire – Photo by John GettyHEA spokesperson Joe Gallagher says the outage was caused by the failure of an insulator on a power pole. Insulators protect the poles from the heat of the power lines. The failure caused some sparking on the pole which lit a small fire around it.“When HEA crews arrived at the pole, they were able to see there was a small fire burning at the pole. We quickly made contact with emergency services. The Division of Forestry arrived along with the Anchor Point Fire Department. They quickly extinguished the fire. It never really amounted to much.”Gallagher says the furthest the fire got away from the pole was about 25 feet before it was extinguished.“Our guys were able to go right back in afterwards and make some repairs to the power pole. We had power back on at 3:45.”He says HEA is prepared for the unexpected, but this unseasonally warm and dry weather warrants some extra caution. There was no additional damage reported and no injuries.“With this weather we’re experiencing right now, it’s very nice out and very warm, but it’s extremely dry. We’re all very well aware of the fire danger that exists right now.”The Kenai Peninsula is under a burn suspension until conditions change.last_img read more

first_imgKhatron Ke Khiladi 9 finalist Ridhima Pandit and Kushal TandonTwitterTelevision actors Kushal Tandon and Ridhima Pandit have been rumoured to be dating since the time they did the web series Hum-I’m Because of Us. However, both actors have always denied dating reports.And now, a report in Bombay Times said that Kushal and Ridhima were indeed in a relationship but have called it quits. Their relationship lasted for about nine months. “Ridhima and Kushal were indeed dating and their relationship lasted for around nine months. However, their priorities were different and they outgrew each other. Unfollowing each other on social media isn’t a recent development, it happened around four months ago,” a source told the daily.When BT asked Ridhima, who was last seen on Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, about the dating rumours with Kushal, she went on to say, “I have immense respect for him and he is a great friend. I wish him well for all his endeavours. As of now, I am focussing on my career and don’t want to be written about for anything else. How can a relationship be my identity? I have worked very hard to reach where I am today. I don’t seek publicity through others.”The actress, however, admitted that all is not well between them. When quizzed about unfollowing Kushal on social media, Ridhima replied, “Do friends not fight and unfollow each other?”Earlier, Kushal had said to The Times of India, “I get along with all my co-actors; usually, I don’t make friends very easily, but when I do, they are more than friends and that’s called ‘family’. While Ridhima stated, “We are just good friends. I have worked with Kushal and it’s common to develop a good rapport with your co-actors.”Kushal was earlier in a much-publicised relationship with Gauahar Khan. The duo’s love had blossomed inside the Bigg Boss 7 house. Ridhima Pandit and Kushal TandonTwitterlast_img read more

first_img The University of Louisville women’s tennis team is set to host a pair of ACC foes when Syracuse visits Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. before Clemson arrives Feb. 24 at noon, both at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards face Syracuse on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Orange are 6-4 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC.  SU opened the season with four straight wins, including a 4-3 upset of No. 9-ranked Michigan. The Orange fell against their first ACC foe, when it dropped a 4-3 decision to Virginia. In the next match, SU fell 4-3 to Boston College. After the loss to the Eagles, SU fell to No. 7 Pepperdine (4-3) and No. 16 Ohio State.  The Orange rebounded with two straight wins against Colorado (6-1) and Harvard (6-1).   The Orange are led by No. 1 singles player Gabriela Knutson, who is 7-3 at No. 1.  Knutson and Miranda Ramirez join forces at No. 1 doubles, where they have posted a 6-3 mark,  Knutson is coming off an All-American junior season and is ranked No. 48. Her teammate, Ramirez, is slotted at No. 67 and both players recorded 40 wins last season. Louisville will be on the road after this weekend for a three match road trip, traveling to North Carolina State, North Carolina and Notre Dame.  Print Friendly Version Story Links The Cardinals then host Clemson on Sunday at ssssss The Clemson women’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to Wake Forest on the road in Winston-Salem, N.C. last week.With the loss, the Tigers move to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in ACC play. Fernanda  Navarro is ranked 64th nationally in the ITA singles poll, and has a 5-2 record in dual singles matches on the season. On Jan. 31, Navarro earned her career-best singles upset, defeating 25th-ranked Paige Cline of South Carolina in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2 singles. Navarro and Marie-Alexandre Leduc  are ranked second in the nation as a doubles team. The pair is 6-1 in dual matches and has a 18-4 overall record thus far in 2018-19, which includes winning the National Championship doubles title at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships to conclude the Fall 2018 season. The Cardinals are 9-2 overall in the dual season and 1-0 in the ACC with a win over Pitt.  Louisville is coming off a pair of road losses last weekend when it fell to Nebraska (4-2)  and Wichita State (4-1). UofL is led by Aleksandra Mally at No. 1 singles, who posts a 6-4 mark there. No. 114-ranked Nikolina Jovic has a 10-1 mark at the No. 3 slot. Sena Suswam is 3-0 at No. 2 and Raven Neely is 5-0 at No. 3 singles  In doubles, Nikolina Jovic and Raven Neely are 2-2 at No. 1 and Aleksandra Mally and Diana Wong have a 4-1 mark at No. 3 doubles.last_img read more

first_img The latest episode of The Walking Dead might have left audiences in complete shock, but the series isn’t over yet. The Walking Dead Universe’s next chapter will highlight the fate of another major character: Rick Grimes.Today, AMC announced that a new series of AMC Studios Original Films will focus on Grimes, who was mortally wounded, picked up by a helicopter, and flown to an unknown destination in the latest episode of The Walking Dead series. The films, which will be under the creative direction of AMC chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and star Andrew Lincoln, will highlight Grimes’ battle with zombies and survival in a new place. AMC said production for the Rick Grimes films will likely start early next year.These films are the latest initiatives of Gimple’s multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, which allegedly has other projects in the works, including additional digital content, specials, and series. Some of the stories will break into new creative territory of The Walking Dead, while others will be familiar to fans who’ve been following the show for nearly a decade.“These films are going to be big evolutions of what we’ve been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features, said Gimple. “We’re starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show’s past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices.”More on Geek.com:11 Superhero Movies Still Stuck in Development Hell7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were Great ‘ Good Guys’ in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgHaji Aslam is one of the foremost representatives of the legendary musical heritage of qawwali and the torch bearer for esteemed Ustad Sufi Abdul Subham Sabri and Ustad Ghafoor Shakoor Sabri. He is internationally recognised as one of the greatest Qawal. Haji Asalm Sabri has thorough knowledge of Sufi Qawwali in many languages such as Persaian Urdu, Briji and Punjabi.  He is one of the top graded artists on All India Radio since 1990 lauded as a singer, compose and poet of Sufiana Kalam. Having emerged as child prodigy, Aslam Sabri gave his public performance at the age of seven. His International debut was at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London when he was 19. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At 21 he made history by becoming the youngest soloist to perform at one of the most prestigious international music festival held in London, known as the Indian All Night Sufi Concert. Since then he has performed in over 40 nations across music festivals and conferences in India, Europe, America, Middle East. He produced a seven episode long serial based on classical music in which classical legends from both south and north India participated. The serial was one of the highest rated shows on Doordarshan till date.  Alam Sabri, 65-years-old and still raring to go is never tired. The zeal showed at Kamani Auditorium – Sham -E-Qawwali – where he performed with his 14-member group. Speaking to Millennium Post, he explained his life and musical philosophy with his favourite shayari –  Haat khali hain tere shehar se jaate huye, jaan hoti toh meri jaan lutaa ke jaata.last_img read more

first_imgThe Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location.Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). But the atomic clocks on satellites are set to GPS time. The timing signals you can get from GPS satellites are very accurate and globally available. And so they’re often used by systems as the primary source of time and frequency accuracy.When Global Positioning System was first implemented, time and date function was defined by a 10-bit number. So unlike the Gregorian calendar, which uses year, month and date format, the GPS date is a “week number,” or WN. The WN is transmitted as a 10-bit field in navigation messages and rolls over or resets to zero every 1,024 weeks.Since that time, the count has been incremented by one each week, and broadcast as part of the GPS message.The GPS week started January 6, 1980 and it became zero for the first time midnight August 21, 1999.  At midnight April 6, the GPS WN is scheduled to reset, which could be problematic for legacy systems and impact time and the time tags in location data. Utilities and cellular networks also use GPs receivers for timing and controlling certain functions. For instance, the U.S. power grid uses timestamps embedded in GPS. The U.S. Department of Energy says that “GPS supports a wide variety of critical grid functions that allow separate components on the electric system to work in unison.”It should be noted that the WN restart date could be different in some devices, depending on when the firmware was created.The bug, which some has described as the Y2K of GPS, will cause problems in some GPS receivers such as resetting the time and corrupting location data. The GPS WN rollover event may hurt the reliability of the reported UTC, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. HDS said an GPS device that conforms to the latest IS-GPS-200 and provides UTC should not be adversely affected. The agency also provided a word of caution:However, tests of some GPS devices revealed that not all manufacturer implementations correctly handle the April 6, 2019 WN rollover. Additionally, some manufacturer implementations interpret the WN parameter relative to a date other than January 5, 1980. These devices should not be affected by the WN rollover on April 6, 2019 but may experience a similar rollover event at a future date.If you own a newer commercial device with updated software, it’s most likely fine. But double check and make sure the software is up-to-date.The U.S. Naval Observatory suggests contact the manufacturer of your GPS receiver if you have been effected by the GPS week number rollover. Some GPS receiver manufacturers can be found at the GPS World website.Work has been done to avoid this kind of rollover issue — or at least punt it down the line. The modernized GPS navigation message uses a 13-bit field that repeats every 8,192 weeks.last_img read more