Journalist arrested for tweet on Adityanath

first_imgA freelance journalist was booked on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh police on charges of trying to malign the image of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by allegedly posting an “objectionable comment” on Twitter.The family of the journalist, Prashant Kanojia, alleged that he was picked up by policemen in plainclothes from Delhi and brought to Lucknow where he was being questioned. An FIR has been lodged at the Hazratganj police station. The Hazratganj police said in a statement that Mr. Kanojia was arrested after being questioned. ‘Admitted to crime’During questioning, he had admitted to his crime, the police said, adding that they had evidence against him under Sections 500 and 505 of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act. His whereabouts are not known. Mr. Kanojia’s location is also not known. As per the FIR, he is charged with trying to malign Mr. Adityanath’s image through an objectionable post but it did not specify the details of the post.One of the last few posts shared by Mr. Kanojia on social media was a video of a woman who was speaking to media claiming that she had sent a marriage proposal to the Chief Minister. Mr. Kanojia had mocked Mr Adityanath over the video and remarked in Hindi: “Ishq chupta nahi chupane se Yogi ji (love cannot be hidden).”As per his official Twitter handle, Mr. Kanojia is an alumnus of IIMC and Mumbai University and has worked with a couple of news organizations.last_img read more

Victoria Azarenka to face Svetlana Kuznetsova in Miami Open final

first_imgWhen Serena Williams made an early exit at the Miami Open, the next generation of women’s tennis wasn’t quite ready to fill the void.Instead it will be former champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Victoria Azarenka in the final Saturday.Eight-time champion Williams was beaten by Kuznetsova in the fourth round, and then the Russian just kept winning. In the semifinals Thursday, she erased 12 of the 14 break points she faced in a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Timea Bacsinszky.Kuznetsova, 30, is back in the final 10 years after she won the tournament.”It means I’ve been a lot of times out here in front of you guys,” she told the crowd with a laugh.Kuznetsova hadn’t enjoyed much success at Key Biscayne in recent years, but she won four consecutive three-setters to reach the semifinals. At No. 19, she is the lowest-ranked women’s finalist in the event since No. 38 Kim Clijsters earned the 2005 championship.”I’m happy I could hang in there,” Kuznetsova said. “I haven’t been feeling my best, but I’ve been fighting with every ball and trying to run as much as I could.”Azarenka advanced by beating No. 2-seeded Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 7-5. Azarenka, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2011, has yet to drop a set in this year’s tourney and is bidding to become only the third woman to win Indian Wells and Key Biscayne in the same year.Against Kerber, Azarenka broke serve seven times, hit 29 winners and committed only 16 unforced errors.”I stayed very strong in the end,” Azarenka said. “She’s such an amazing player. She got to so many balls; sometimes I just had to watch them. But I’m glad I kept pushing.”advertisementIn men’s play, No. 6-seeded Kei Nishikori overcame five match points and beat No. 16 Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Next up for Nishikori is a Friday night match against No. 24 Nick Kyrgios, who reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal by beating No. 12 Milos Raonic in a matchup of big servers, 6-4, 7-6 (4).Monfils became soaked with sweat on a steamy afternoon but rallied from a break down in the final set. Nishikori fell behind 0-40 serving at 4-5 but erased those match points and another in that game, and overcame one more match point serving in the 12th game.”I thought I almost gave up the match,” Nishikori said. “It was tough conditions. Especially the last couple of games, I don’t know what I was thinking.”Kyrgios erased all five break points he faced and earned the only service break in the opening game.”To be honest I didn’t think I was going to break during the match,” Kyrgios said. “I came out really energetic and got pretty lucky. That definitely made me more relaxed.”Five-time champion Novak Djokovic will face David Goffin in the other semifinal.American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, who turned 38 this week, lost in the semifinals of doubles to Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 6-3. The Bryans hold a record 16 Grand Slam titles but haven’t won a tournament since August.Kuznetsova earned the first break of her semifinal in the 10th game of the grueling, 65-minute first set. She broke three consecutive times in the second set to pull away from the No. 19-seeded Bacsinszky.”I was playing to finish it in two sets so I have a little bit of time to rest,” Kuznetsova said.If Kuznetsova wins the title, she’ll return to the top 10 for the first time since 2010. She’s already assured of surpassing $20 million in career prize money.Speaking of which: The 15-year veteran weighed in on the recent debate about prize money, saying women on tour deserve the same pay as men.”My thing is, guys that travel can have kids. They can have a family, right?” she said. “We cannot. Since 16, I am a professional. I gave up everything friends, home. We give more than 100 percent. … We’re not taking their money. We just want to earn the same.”However, Kuznetsova said she’s opposed to women playing best-of-five matches in major tournaments, as the men do.”I don’t think it makes sense,” she said. “You will see us struggling, cramping, squeezing and yelling. It’s going to look weird.”last_img read more

WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Big E become a part of IPL razzmatazz

first_imgFormer WWE Tag Team champions Kofi Kingston and Big E made their presence felt in India as they made a fun-filled appearance in the Indian Premier League extra innings today before the match between Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions.The duo looked ecstatic on being in India and said that they felt welcomed and happy.”It’s been awesome. It’s been just so welcoming. Everyone here is welcoming us into the culture. We got a wonderful reception at the hotel as well,” Kofi said.”It’s great to be here and we’re really happy that everybody is just bringing us in.”On being asked by host Samir Kochhar if they knew of the popularity of WWE in India, Big E said that they have the most number of fans on their Facebook from India.”Of all our Facebook fans across the planet, India is no.1. And the WrestleMania that we hosted, WrestleMania 33, that was the most watched WrestleMania in India.”The WWE duo then had a fun arm wrestling contest with Kochhar and Matthew Hayden, where the Big E brushed aside both of them with ease.Big E mentioned that his workout regime includes “an ‘average’ 575 bench press and some 750 squats.”Capping their overall cricket experience in the cricket-crazy nation that India is, Kofi learned some batting moves from Ravi Shastri and hit away some deliveries from Matthew Hayden.advertisementlast_img read more

J-K Guv hails Bhanu for winning bronze in Wushu at Asiad

first_imgSrinagar,  Aug 23 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today extended warm felicitations to son of the soil Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh for winning bronze medal in Wushu at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.Bhanu Pratap Singh, a resident of Muthi in Jammu, registered an emphatic quarterfinal victory over his Philippines rival in the men’s 60-kg category on Tuesday in Indonesia. But he lost the semi-final bout against Erfan Ahangarian of Iran yesterday after suffering an injury.”We are really proud of his performance in the prestigious sporting event,” Governor said in his felicitation message.Governor also congratulated Kuldeep Handoo, another son of the soil and coach of the Indian Wushu contingent at the Asian Games. Wushu, a Chinese Kung-fu, is different from other combat sports as it is a mix of kick-boxing and wrestling.Meanwhile, K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, has also felicitated Bhanu for the emphatic victory.Advisor Kumar said Bhanu Pratap Singh would be adequately rewarded by the Governor’s Administration on his return from Jakarta for his splendid performance in the Asian Games.He said the administration is laying renewed focus on promoting sports in the state and in this regard a new Sports Policy is being formulated to institutionalize the sports culture in J&K. He said various incentives are being proposed to encourage grooming of professional sportspersons in the state. PTI MIJ RCJRCJlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings crush Kolkata Knight Riders to reclaim top spot

first_imgChennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets for their 5th win in six matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League to reclaim the top spot in the points table.Deepak Chahar destroyed the KKR top-order with 3 wickets in his first 3 overs while Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir took 2 wickets apiece for the Super Kings.Chasing 109, Chennai Super Kings lost Shane Watson (17) and Suresh Raina (14) to Sunil Narine inside the first 5 overs. But KKR had too little on the board for their bowlers to mount a serious challenge for CSK in their fortress.Andre Russell’s unbeaten 50 meant KKR finished with 108 for 9 after being reduced to 79 for 9. They were in danger of folding for their second lowest total in the IPL but Russell’s second half-century of the season helped the Knight Riders get into triple digits.Deepak Chahar was britlliant with the new ball. He trapped Chris Lynn lbw in the first over of the match before Harbhajan Singh dismissed Sunil Narine in the second over.And then you back it up with a brilliant catch#KKR 8/2 after 1.5 overs pic.twitter.com/5WYNpRsIDa IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2019The KKR openers had smashed Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and CSK were thrilled to see them off both early.KKR still had plenty of batting left but Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa fell to Deepak Chahar in his next 2 overs and they slipped to 24 for 4 off 4.4 overs.KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik played some good looking shots but fell to Imran Tahir for a 21-ball 19.Wicket No.2 for Imran Tahir.The @ChennaiIPL are on a roll here as the #KKR are reduced to 47/6 in 10.1 overs. pic.twitter.com/7PYR9bdnGoadvertisement IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2019Shubman Gill failed to pick up a googly from Tahir and MS Dhoni completed the stumping. In 10.1 overs, KKR were 47 for 6 and only a special from Andre Russell could have saved them from their second defeat of the summer.Andre Russell had helped KKR bounce back against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring thriller but this was a stiff task in Chennai. However, he stepped up again and stayed not out on 50 off 44 balls including 3 sixes.He now has 25 sixes in 6 matches in the IPL and has easily been the most valuable player for Kolkata in this edition.Also Read | Watch: Dwayne Bravo give Chennai Super Kings teammate a new hairstyleAlso Read | Watch: MS Dhoni loses cool after Deepak Chahar bowls back-to-back no-ballslast_img read more

IPL 2019, DC vs RCB: Virat Kohli trolls himself after losing toss for the 9th time

first_imgVirat Kohli lost the toss as Royal Challengers Bangalore took on Delhi Capitals for the ninth time from 12 games so far in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League. IPL 2019, DC vs RCB – Live scoreDelhi skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to elected to bat first. As Iyer was speaking to the toss Anjum Chopra, the broadcast presenter, Kohli was seen signalling something to his dressing room.The RCB skipper put up nine fingers to suggest the nine times he has not won the toss and then followed it up with a little fist-pump.As a matter of fact, RCB went onto to win the previous three games in which Kohli lost the toss. Bangalore though need to win every game, including against Delhi, to keep their chances of making it to the IPL playoffs.IPL fans were quick to notice the move from the Team India skipper and social media was flooded with hilarious reactionsHere are a fewKohli after losing the toss fir 9th time #RCBvDC pic.twitter.com/PYpYSMSKCsAgent47 (@NaSavNenSasta) April 28, 2019Lost 9 out of 11 tosses. Toss lo neeku chaladaridram vundi virat annnaaa. …. King kohli daaaa pic.twitter.com/JQVHZMpy75Manikanta Swami (@Manikan77884196) April 28, 2019It’s time for the early Sunday game in the IPL. Kohli called wrogn at the toss, Delhi batting first. Anjum Chopra rings the bell. #DDvRCBRick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) April 28, 2019I totally fail to understand how on Earth Virat Kohli loses all the tosses….half of the matches are lost during the toss only for @RCBTweets as bowling order is weak….this pisses me off totally @IPL @StarSportsIndiaadvertisementThe Tumblr Girl (@xheymundox) April 28, 2019Kohli believes in Loss the Toss, Win the match theory since last 3 matches.Paidhi $ivastava (@BeingKohlicious) April 28, 2019kabhi toh toss jeet lo @imVkohliCricket Freak (@naveensurana06) April 28, 2019Virat Kohli’s reaction to losing the toss was superbRidwan (@rid_aman) April 28, 2019Shreyas Iyer after winning the toss, said that Delhi have made just one change, bringing in Sandeep Lamichahane for Chris Morris.RCB, meanwhile, made three changes – Heinrich Klaseen, Shivam Dubey and Gurkeerat Singh in for Moeen Ali, Tim Southee and Akashdeep Nath.”When you lose six games in a row, the only thing you have in control is to come out and enjoy your cricket,” Kohli sid at the toss.”That’s something we’ve done in the last five games. We could have won five in five, but the key is to not take any pressure now,” Kohli added.When asked about RCB’s playoff chances, Kohli said, “I think the teams that are ahead of us are looking at the playoffs more than us. Wherever the results take us, we are happy with that.”Playing XIs -Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.Also Read | Unadkat credits Steve Smith’s backing for match-winning spell vs SRHAlso Read | Williamson hopeful of SRH’s playoff chances despite crushing defeat to RRAlso See:last_img read more

West Ham’s late rally fails to save them from defeat by Newcastle United

first_img“When I look back on it, it could and should have been four or five‚” said Steve Bruce of his Newcastle team’s first-half performance. “In the end you think: Is it going to bite you? We tried hard to let them bite us in the last 10 minutes, but that would have been unjust. All day today the front three were excellent in their work. It’s what we’ve been after.” Goal attempts 9 Joelinton 17 Krafth 10 Lanzini Substitutes 31 69 Share on WhatsApp 22 Yedlin (s 89′) 3 Dummett Corners Read more 10 West Ham Off target 3 Newcastle 6 West Ham On target 9 Newcastle Share on LinkedIn 8 Shelvey Fouls 10 7 Topics (s 77′) The rest of the first half was pure anarchy as West Ham pushed higher to try and force a response and Newcastle simply lofted the ball over them whenever they could.Twice Saint-Maximin had the run of the entire West Ham half only to fail to score his first goal in Newcastle colours. The second move was particularly crazy: Roberto parried Saint-Maximin’s shot, who then worked the ball to Almirón just six yards out.He was unable to get his first goal either, however, as his shot was blocked. To cap it off, the ball came out a third time to Shelvey, who hit a curling effort against the crossbar from 25 yards. Shelvey duly got on the scoresheet at the start of the second half, a not entirely overwhelmed Bruce observing Shelvey might have played up because he is a West Ham fan.At three down West Ham woke up, just a little bit. Fabián Balbuena bundled the ball over the line from a corner. With seconds remaining of the 90, Robert Snodgrass scored the best goal of the game, on the volley from the edge of the box. For the five minutes of added time West Ham ran like the clappers. Too late. Share on Messenger 7 Carroll Share on Twitter NEW WHU Share on Pinterest 26 Darlow Lineups Arsenal drop points again after Raúl Jiménez header earns Wolves draw Premier League Joelinton, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin still have only a goal between them, but they put a lackadaisical West Ham to the sword at the London Stadium. The half-time lead stood at two, with headers from the defenders Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernández, before a free-kick from Jonjo Shelvey after the break ended the contest.West Ham’s two late goals never looked like more than consolations and it is five matches without a win for the hosts. Newcastle, now four points clear of the drop zone, stand just one point behind them.Manuel Pellegrini has enough experience of looking unflustered in defeat and he calmly observed he would have to “reflect then decide” on his response to this one. The West Ham manager will get that time, but Pellegrini is under pressure, and not just for the run of form. His team came out in front of their own fans and played at the tempo of a training match. They were booed off at half-time and deserved it.The Newcastle strategy was simple: let West Ham advance to the edge of the attacking third, slow it down, rob the ball, hit it into the space behind and let chaos reign. The pace of the three amigos caused West Ham conniptions and it was the direct running of the Paraguayan Almirón that set up the first two goals.When Almirón was hauled down by Issa Diop 20 yards out in the 16th minute, a recalled Shelvey stepped up. His free-kick went to the back post and was met by Joelinton, who nodded it back for Clark to bury it past Roberto.It was well-drilled but caught West Ham by surprise and soon they were undone again by similar means. Almirón’s cross was blocked for a corner. Shelvey took it short this time and the ball went to Jetro Willems. With West Ham’s defence having wasted no time in pushing out, there was lots of space for Willems’s deep cross to hit. Fernández it was who connected at the back post. 11 Snodgrass 27 Ajeti 24 Fredericks (s 72′) 22 Haller Newcastle 10 Saint-Maximin 16 Noble 23 Diop West Ham (s 46′) 13 Roberto 15 Willems match reports 18 Fernandez 24 Almiron 12 Gayle 4 Balbuena 7 3 Match stats 6 Lascelles 14 Hayden Possession 21 Ogbonna 15 Sanchez Read more Share on Facebook Share via Email 8 Felipe Anderson (s 87′) 43 Longstaff Sadio Mané’s last-gasp heroics seal Liverpool’s dramatic win at Aston Villa 30 Atsu NEW31WHU69% (s 46′) 1 Dubravka The Observer West Ham United 25 Martin Substitutes 2 Clark Newcastle United 7 Yarmolenko 3 Cresswell 41 Rice 18 Fornals 5 Zabaleta Reuse this contentlast_img read more

POSITION VACANT – STATE GAME DEVELOPMENT MANAGER TASMANIA

first_imgIn states across Australia, TFA employs both Game Development Officers (GDO) and State Managers (SM). Given the uniqueness of the Tasmanian situation it is not feasible to have both a Game Development Officer and a State Manager; therefore these roles have been combined to become a State Game Development Manager – Tasmania.For more information on this role or how to apply, please visit the Sports People website http://www.sportspeople.com.au/ and follow the Jobs links.last_img

2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia and New Zealand’s best up-and-coming talent will be on display in Sydney in January as the two nations meet in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls’ divisions from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. The Australian teams were announced in October following the 2014 National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series in September, with the teams having trained on numerous occasions since then in the lead up to the event. The 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series is a free event. Australian Teams18’s Girls1 Dominique Du Toit2 Mia Johnstone3 Lucy Botten4 Stephanie Maiolo5 Shenae Ciesiolka6 Tayla Clifford7 Madison Crowe8 Rachelle Davis9 Jemma Mi Mi10 Zara Nicholas11 Shannon Rose12 Emma Sykes13 Laura Waldie14 Georgina RackemannCraig Morrow – Coach Paul Cobham – Assistant CoachAnthony Dudeck – Assistant CoachLauren Potter – Manager18’s Boys1 Jackson Mills2 Jayden Ngamanu3 Jarrod Crook4 Matthew Wilson5 Corey Russell6 Ryan Papenhuyzen7 Andrew Searle8 Tristan Broadbridge9 Jordan Sarmento10 David Richards11 Kai Simbolon12 Kalyn Ponga13 Justin Cridland14 Damon MooreDave Nolan – CoachJason Boyd – Assistant CoachJason Martin – Assistant CoachMark Harrington – Manager20’s Girls1 Ashleigh Quinlan2 Katherine Stevens3 Maddison Studdon4 Toni Wells5 Laura Peattie6 Danielle Davis7 Hannah Dyball8 Yasmin Meakes9 Samantha Rodgers10 Ashleigh Kearney11 Kimberley Sue See12 Brooke Walker13 Paige Parker14 Taylor  MasonJustin Creighton – CoachBarry Gibson – Assistant CoachJanine Hinds – Manager20’s Boys1 Jonathon Huskins2 James Blackwood3 Jayden Love4 Josh Rozairo5 James Baartz6 Paddy Coelho7 Michael Fallon8 Mitchell Wickham9 Lachlan Hoch10 Theo Majid11 Cormac Hoch12 Ciaran Toner13 James Western14 Rob McCarthyPhil Gyemore – CoachKeith Rozairo – Assistant CoachGlenn Hayes – ManagerStay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au and www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com in the coming weeks for all of the latest news and information about the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series and be sure to follow us on our social media pages:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated Filesytt-pdfRelated LinksYouth Trans Tasmanlast_img read more

Teenagers sickle cell reversed with worldfirst therapy

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryWhat is sickle cell disease?Sickle cell disease is a lifelong condition caused by a faulty gene that affects how red blood cells developSCD mainly affects people of African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean and Asian originPeople with sickle cell are often at an increased risk of contracting serious infections or they could become anaemic, which is when red blood cells cannot carry enough oxygen around the body. This can cause tiredness and shortness of breathSome patients have regular blood transfusions – usually every three to four weeks – as a form of treatment for the conditionSource: NHS Choices By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website Healthy red blood cells are round, but the genetic defect makes them sickle shaped (SPL Image)(BBC) A French teenager’s sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA.The world-first procedure at Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with the blood disorder.Scientists altered the genetic instructions in his bone marrow so it made healthy red blood cells.So far, the therapy has worked for 15 months and the child is no longer on any medication.Sickle cell disease causes normally round red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, to become shaped like a sickle.These deformed cells can lock together to block the flow of blood around the body. This can cause intense pain, organ damage and can be fatal.The teenager who received the treatment had so much internal damage he needed to have his spleen removed and his hips replaced.Every month he had to go into hospital to have a blood transfusion to dilute his defective blood.But when he was 13, doctors at the Necker Children’s Hospital in Paris did something unique.‘No sign of disease’Doctors removed his bone marrow – the part of the body that makes blood. They then genetically altered it in a lab to compensate for the defect in his DNA that caused the disease.Sickle cell is caused by a typo in the instructions for making the protein haemoglobin, which is densely packed into red blood cells.A virus was used to infect the bone marrow with new, correct instructions.The corrected bone marrow was then put back into the patient.The results in the New England Journal of Medicine showed the teenager has been making normal blood since the procedure 15 months ago.Philippe Leboulch, a professor of medicine at the University of Paris, told the BBC News website: “So far the patient has no sign of the disease, no pain, no hospitalisation. He no longer requires a transfusion so we are quite pleased with that.“But of course we need to perform the same therapy in many patients to feel confident that it is robust enough to propose it as a mainstream therapy.”‘Given his life back’Prof Leboulch is nervous about using the word ‘cure’ as this is just the first patient to come through clinical trials.But the study does show the potential power of gene therapy to transform the lives of people with sickle cell.“I think it’s very significant, essential they’ve given him his life back,” said Dr Deborah Gill from the gene medicine research group at the University of Oxford.She told the BBC: “I’ve worked in gene therapy for a long time and we make small steps and know there’s years more work.“But here you have someone who has received gene therapy and has complete clinical remission – that’s a huge step forward.”However, the expensive procedure can only be carried out in cutting-edge hospitals and laboratories, while most sickle cell patients are in Africa.The next big challenge will be to transform this pioneering science into something that really can help millions of people. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’February 24, 2017In “Health”Gene doping: Sport’s biggest battle?January 12, 2014In “Sports”GBTI’s “New-Born Screening” will see 3200 infants tested for Sickle Cell AnaemiaJuly 17, 2017In “Business” read more

Pastor after 3430 win over RNL We beat incredibly strong team

juan carlos pastorPick Szeged It’s starts with a huge surprise! The VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase is open by amazing 60 minutes teamwork of Hungarian PICK Szeged what was enough for +4 in Mannheim over Rhein Neckar Lowen 34:30. However, Spanish coach Juan Carlos Pastor, who brought the first international trophy to Szeged by winning EHF Cup last season, still doesn’t think about the TOP 8:– We played against incredibly strong team, but we won. This was only the first clash, it will be decisive in our arena. We have to have the same faith and to prepare as well as we did for this match – concluded Pastor. ← Previous Story Pastorisation of Germany – Amazing PICK Szeged win in Mannheim Next Story → EHF CL TOP 16: Veszprem smash La Rioja – PSG win in Dunkerque! read more

400000 to support new migrants in Western Sydney

first_imgMore than 3000 multicultural students across 20 schools in Western Sydney will benefit from the GWS Giants’ Stephen Coniglio-Amanda Farrugia Community Program.The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government announced it will provide $400,000 over four years to establish the program — an investment made possible thanks to the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said young people in Western Sydney will have access to GIANTS’ AFL and AFLW mentors to learn about Australian culture and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.“It’s great to see Stephen Coniglio and Amanda Farrugia use their platforms to encourage young migrants to connect with their local community through sport,” Mr Williams said.“The program will also offer participants a healthy breakfast in the morning, to ensure they have the fuel needed to perform in class and on the sporting field.”Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said the funding demonstrates the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to supporting multicultural communities.“The funding will empower local multicultural youth to participate in an AFL program with social and physical benefits,” Ms Gibbons said.Giants CEO David Matthews, welcomed the funding announcement.“This is great news for the Giants and I’m delighted as the AFL’s youngest club, we are playing a proactive role with the NSW Government in strengthening local communities in Western Sydney,” Mr Matthews said.Over the last year, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has provided more than $23 million to multicultural communities. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Afrique du Sud un nageur de 25 ans meurt attaqué par un

first_imgAfrique du Sud : un nageur de 25 ans meurt attaqué par un requinDimanche, sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique du Sud, un jeune nageur est mort après avoir été attaqué par un requin. Mordu à plusieurs reprises, il n’a pas pu être sauvé par les médecins. C’est près de Port St Johns, sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique du Sud dans une zone réputée parmi les plus dangereuses du monde et non protégée par des filets que le drame s’est produit. Dimanche vers 15H (13H UTC), Lungisani Msungubana, un nageur de 25 ans, s’est fait surprendre par un requin qui l’a mordu à plusieurs reprises. “J’ai vu l’aileron du requin, et alors que je disais aux gens de sortir de l’eau, je l’ai entendu crier, et, en quelques secondes, l’eau était devenue rouge”, se souvient Ncedolwethu Mphohliwe interrogé par le quotidien régional Daily Dispatch.D’après les témoignages, le nageur s’est débattu pendant 5 bonnes minutes, utilisant une planche de surf pour tenter d’éloigner le requin. “Des sauveteurs ont commencé à souffler dans leurs sifflets, mais il y avait déjà du sang partout”, a ajouté le témoin cité par l’AFP. “Une fois ramené sur la terre ferme, les secours ont constaté que la victime souffrait de nombreuses lacérations du torse, des bras et des jambes en raison de multiples morsures. A l’hôpital, malgré tous les efforts possibles pour le sauver, les médecins ont constaté le décès”, a expliqué dans un communiqué John Costello, commandant de la station locale de secours en mer.La plage de Second Beach où s’est produit le drame a déjà connu six attaques de ce genre dont trois en 2009. La dernière remontait à janvier 2011 et la victime était un jeune surfeur. D’après les scientifiques, il s’agit souvent de requins bouledogues, une espèce qui peut mesurer plus de 2 mètres de long et qui est connue pour ses attaques en eau peu profonde. Le Natal Shark Board, centre d’étude des requins basé à Durban (est), a décidé d’ouvrir une enquête pour en savoir plus sur cette attaque.Des protections anti-requins sur de nombreuses plages À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Pour protéger ses estivants, la région de Durban s’est inspirée de l’exemple australien et est dotée depuis les années 1950 de filets anti-requins installés à environ 400 mètres des plages qui ont permis d’éviter tout accident. De même, la ville du Cap a aussi depuis 2004 une sorte de bouclier anti-requins constitué par un réseau d’observateurs qui surveillent la mer depuis des perchoirs postés en altitude et protègent six plages. Des accidents continuent néanmoins de se produire quand des nageurs imprudents ignorent les appels à sortir de l’eau, rapporte l’AFP.Pour la plage de Second Beach, en revanche, la municipalité a renoncé à poser des filets en raison d’une mer plus agitée et de son souci de ne pas perturber la faune marine, notamment les baleines qui s’approchent des côtes durant l’hiver.Le 16 janvier 2012 à 19:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Endangered Pangolin gets the trade ban it so desperately needed

first_imgIn recent years, the pangolin has become the world’s most trafficked mammal. In recognition of this unfortunate distinction, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has voted to approve strong restrictions on the transportation and sale of the pangolin, which will hopefully help the endangered creature survive.The pangolin is native to areas of central Africa and southeast Asia. It’s about the size of a large house cat, and despite appearances, it is a mammal. The pangolin’s skin is covered in thick scales made of keratin, the same protein you have in your fingernails and hair. They look a bit like a more streamlined armadillo and are described affectionately by NPR as an “artichoke with legs.” If you’re looking for a Pokémon equivalent, the pangolin is a Sandslash. When threatened, they curl into a ball and rely on the scales to protect them. It’s kind of cute, in its own way.Demand for all eight species of pangolin has been increasing, but no one wants them as pets. The scales of the pangolin are popular in traditional Chinese medicine, and the rest of the animal is considered a culinary delicacy in several Asian countries including China and Vietnam. As Asian pangolin species have become more rare, African species are increasingly being imported.Pangolin defending itself from lions.The trade ban handed down by CITES is legally binding for any nation party to the convention, which is almost all of them. In the past, pangolins were able to slip through the cracks labeled as other non-endangered animals — they don’t have the high profile of, say, rhinos. It is hoped that the action by CITES will enable governments around the world to crack down on the illegal sale of pangolins and save these oddball creatures from extinction.last_img read more

Last Wanted man in custody

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The final of the four men who were wanted by Police for possible questioning in the Kevin Newman shooting of late June are all in police custody now.    Renardo Clarke on Tuesday was reported as in custody; it is believed he turned himself into authorities and now we wait to see if any of the four men are linked to the string of violent gun crimes against tourists.#MagneticMediaNews#lastwantedmanincustody#RenardoClarketurnshimselfin Related Items:#lastwantedmanincustody, #magneticmedianews, #RenardoClarketurnshimselfin Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Merkel reaffirms support for 2state solution

first_imgBerlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday reaffirmed her support for reaching a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a joint press conference with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here. Ahead of her meeting with Abbas, Merkel had said she would discuss the situation in the Palestinian territory on the basis of finding a political solution that would ensure both the Palestinian and the Israeli people to live in peace and security. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us She added that this was only possible through a two-state solution in compliance with internationally agreed parameters, even if this was “increasingly difficult to achieve”, Efe news reported. Abbas thanked Merkel for Germany’s role in helping create peace and stability in the Middle East, adding the country “respects international law and legitimacy as the basis for achieving peace through the two-state solution within 1967 borders”. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us The Palestinian leader said that “the US was not contributing to establishing peace and security in the region because it excluded issues such as Jerusalem, refugees and borders from the negotiations”. Abbas then demanded the negotiations fall under international supervision, explaining that a group of countries from both Europe and the Arab world should mediate between Israel and Palestine. He called on all European states to believe in a two-state solution and to recognize the State of Palestine as they did with Israel. According to Abbas, the recognition of Palestine as a state does not contradict the negotiations that must be maintained between both sides of the conflict.last_img read more

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147 hundreds of thousands evacuated

first_imgA woman clears out the water from her flooded house at Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi, in Kerala, India August 11, 2019.kerala floodsThe death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said on Sunday, as rescue teams raced to evacuate people and waters submerged parts of a world heritage site.Heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, while train services were cancelled in several flood-hit areas.In the southern state of Kerala, at least 57 people were killed in rain-related incidents while over 165,000 people were in relief camps in the state, state authorities said on Sunday.”Several houses are still covered under 10-12 feet deep mud. This is hampering rescue work,” state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.Authorities worried that rescue operations would be hit by thunderstorms and rainfall predicted in some parts of Kerala.Last year, more than 200 people were killed in Kerala and over five million affected in one of worst floods in 100 years in the state.In Karnataka, several structures at world heritage site Hampi, an ancient town, were flooded.So far 60 people have died in rain-related incidents, said state chief minister B S Yediyurappa, adding nearly 227,000 people were staying in relief camps.While Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra have been the worst hit this year, several other states including Gujarat, Assam and Bihar have also seen heavy damage due to floods.In Maharashtra, where the death toll stood at 30, the flood situation was improving, according to state-run All India Radio, though authorities said it would be difficult to restore rail services in some flood-hit areas within the next two weeks.India’s main opposition Congress party called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide relief packages.Citing media reports, the Congress party said so far this year 446 people have been killed in six flood-hit states including Assam, Bihar and Gujarat.”Despite the mammoth loss of lives and displacement caused due to floods, the government is failing to realize the gravity of the flood fury,” the Congress party said in a statement on Sunday.last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews EARLY MAN

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on targetcenter_img Is Early Man good?Yes! I think people will really enjoy this one when they watch it a year from now on Netflix because the studio thought it was a good idea to open against Black Panther.What’s it about?Essentially, it’s a claymation sports comedy hiding inside a caveman comedy. Our heroes are a stone age tribe living out a modest hunter-gather existence in a fertile valley somewhere near future Manchester seemingly unaware that The Bronze Age is already underway elsewhere until a slightly more advanced civilization sweeps in to colonize their valley for ore-mining and banishes them to the wasteland. Eddie Redmayne’s Dug discovers that the Bronze Age city-dwellers are religiously devoted to the game of Soccer- sorry, “Football” – a decides to teach his dimwit fellow tribesmen to play the game in order to challenge the bad guys for the rights to their land.That’s it?That’s it.But it’s good?Apart from some song choices, it’s is about as charmingly old-school as a Western animated feature has been in a long time. Divorced all at once from Pixar-style high-technology, the pop-culture trendiness of an Illumination feature or Laika’s worldly maturity, it’s 90 minutes of family-friendly sight-gags and silly puns acted out by funny-looking clay puppets and… that’s about it. Which at this point would be refreshing just on its face, but fortunately it’s also clever and dry-witted, informed by the easygoing humor that characterized the filmmakers’ better remembered entries – so it’s actually pretty winning even if maybe not an instant classic.Who are the filmmakers?Aardman Animation, the British stop-motion studio best known for the Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, among other things.Ooooh! Is it as good as Wallace & Gromit??No. But, what is?They should do another one of those.I agree.How’s Eddie Redmayne?Finally likable in something – and all it took was for him to play a character who doesn’t look like him, sound like him or involve his onscreen physical presence in any way shape or form!Ha ha. Who else is in it?Tom Hiddleston is the bad guy, Maisie Williams is a love interest, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths and Johnny Vegas also star. Nick Park does the “voice” of a prehistoric pig who is Dug’s pet.And it’s funny?Aardman is really good at what they do. I can’t say that there’s a visual gag or groaner pun in here that feels wholly original – some of them feel like direct lifts from classic Looney Tunes gags that were old when my grandparents were young. But it’s all well executed and there’s no fat on the bones or blown chances… which may be owed in whole or in part to the level of preparation it takes to set up any single shot in stop-motion. There’s a repeating bit of business with a duck that still cracks me up a week later, and they haven’t forgotten how to get a laugh just by focusing on their characters’ uniquely goofy facial expressions.So you recommend it?Yeah. The jokes are funny, the characters are amusing and your kids will probably think it’s a goddamn riot especially if they’re big into football themselves.last_img read more

Conduct of the mind

first_imgShowcasing the conflict between the sub conscious mind and the outward behaviour, the Cineaste group will be performing their critically acclaimed play Kirdaar. The play tries to establish the behavioral patterns of human nature, which keeps on absorbing feelings of grief, happiness, and anger subconsciously and this absorption is reflected in actions which create contradictions with one’s own natureThe story unfolds after two characters come out of a book and confront it’s writer with their tragedies and misrepresentations. The play written in a mixture of english and hindi,  takes an interesting turn when these characters do not agree with the way they have been written. Starring Deep Singh, Rishi Sharma, Komal Gupta, Radha Bhatt, Shiv Dutt and Shubham the play is written and directed by Devesh Nigam. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Cineaste group has come up with 15 stage productions along with three critically acclaimed short films. The group has created a niche for itself in a short span of time and they are  known for their experimental and innovative approach in theatre.Director Devesh Nigam has so far written nine plays and directed 15 productions. He has received critical acclaims for his work which includes Kafan, Moteram ka Satyagrah, Hawalaat, Bahut Bada Sawal, 5 Kahaniyan, among others. He believes that playwrights should respond to their urban realities while willing to experiment with style and narrative.Where : Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharag Singh MargWhen :  1 Novemberlast_img read more