BJP leaders seek an end to darbar move

first_imgTwo senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have demanded an end to the 146-year-old Dogra-era practice of shifting the State capital biannually.Called the darbar move, the State’s civil secretariat shuttles between the summer capital, Srinagar, and the winter capital, Jammu.Seconded by SpeakerJ&K Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta of the BJP and party spokesman Virendra Gupta called for a “bifurcation of the offices”.“The practice of the darbar move should be abandoned. There should be a bifurcation of the State offices,” Mr. Virendra Gupta said.Costly for the StateHis demand was seconded by the Speaker, who said the practice was “costly for the State exchequer”.“It was a compulsion in the past because of poor means of transportation and communication,” the Speaker said.State BJP president Sat Sharma, however, said this was not the party’s stand but the view of only the two senior party leaders.It’s not for the first time that the darbar move, introduced by Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1872, has come under criticism.In 2012, the then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had raised questions on the practice.Bridging regionsHowever, the ruling People’s Democratic Party patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, saw the darbar move as “a bridge between diverse regions of the Kashmir Valley and Jammu plains”.“If the BJP is serious about bifurcating the offices, let it come up with a proposal. Our party is for meeting the aspirations of the people of all the regions of the State,” said Congress spokesman Ravinder Sharma.Every year, over 7,000 employees of the civil secretariat shuttle between Srinagar and Jammu along with thousands of files, which are ferried in buses and trucks, on the 300-km-long route.The move costs the State over ₹40 crore. The secretariat is located in Srinagar from May to October and in Jammu from November to April.Questioned earlierIn January 1987, the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, stranded in the Kashmir Valley due to heavy snowfall, had asked the government “to review the age-old practice”.last_img read more

In U.P., babies pay the price of poor medical infrastructure

first_imgShaheen lives in a cramped, two-room tenement in the congested Khatakpura Izzat Khan lane in urban Farukkhabad. Her husband Dishad sells embroidery scraps for a living. They have three daughters, aged 15, 10 and 6.In the dimly-lit room, Shaheen waits for Dilshad to return. Short on money, life is tough for the family. But Shaheen is also in trauma. A few weeks ago, her fourth child died a day after birth.Shaheen alleges that her baby died due to neglect at the Ram Manohar Lohia district hospital. The nurses failed to provide the newborn with oxygen supply, she says.“They didn’t put the oxygen tube…why else would she die? She was born fine,” Shaheen says. “One nurse was telling the other that she had left the oxygen tube disconnected. They didn’t let us enter the ward. When I told another parent about it, she suggested that I bribe the nurses,” says Shaheen.The family further says that after the child expired, the hospital authorities chased them out in the middle of the night. The ‘free’ government ambulance that dropped them home charged them Rs300. “We had to borrow money to pay the sum,” says Shaheen.The Farukkhabad hospital hit the headlines on Monday after the district administration, on investigating complaints from parents, concluded that 30 infants had died there in one month due to lack of sufficient oxygen supply. The hospital’s chief medical superintendent, the district’s chief medical officer, and other doctors were booked for causing death by negligence, and put under suspension.However, according to the the city magistrate, Jainendra Kumar Jain, who probed the cases, this conclusion was reached only on the basis of telephonic conversations between the parents and the administration.Technical probeThe Hindu spoke to other parents whose babies had died, and they all put the blame on neglect and corruption by the hospital administration. While a technical probe will eventually decide whether the deaths were due to lack of oxygen, the spate of infant deaths has once again put the spotlight on the dismal state of medical infrastructure in UP.Though his name was not directly in the FIR, Dr. Kailash Chandra, the sole paediatrician in charge of the newborns in the hospital, refutes all charges. He says the deaths were all caused by birth-related illnesses and not by lack of external oxygen supply.During the concerned period, July 21 to August 20, the hospital admitted 211 babies, of which 145 were born in other hospitals. Out of the 30 that died, 24 were from these 145, he points out.Since March 2016, Dr Chandra has been the lone paediatrician in the newborns unit, though the unit should actually have four doctors. The only assistance he receives is from eight nurses. The ward’s infrastructure is also limited. At any given time only 12 children can be supplied with oxygen. The hospital doesn’t have a ventilator or staff trained to operate one. Low weightAccording to Dr. Chandra, the parents’ allegations that the babies were not connected to oxygen tubes are untrue. “The parents won’t tell you how low their babies weighed. Some were just 1 kg at birth. We do our best to save them. Which doctor would want to see a dead baby,” he said.According to sources, the government is likely to give a clean chit to the accused doctors. A team from Lucknow visited the hospital and found no shortage of oxygen. The criminal action against the doctors could also be revoked.last_img read more

Alabama Football Reportedly Making New Coaching Hire

first_imgnick saban getting criticized for end of half decision vs. georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Having lost several of his coaches this offseason, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is hoping to replenish his staff quickly. He appears to have made another step as Alabama is expected to add another coach to Saban’s ranks.According to ESPN college football insider Adam Rittenberg, the Crimson Tide are on the verge of hiring Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins to serve in the same capacity.Wiggins is coming off his third year as wide receivers coach for the Hokies, having served on head coach Justin Fuente’s staff since his days at Memphis.Prior to joining Fuente as a wide receivers coach in 2012, he served as a running backs coach at Tulsa in 2011, and at Illinois State from 2006 to 2010.Sources: Alabama is expected to hire Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins for the same position. Wiggins also had been in the mix for a coordinator role at Temple. I’m hearing Virginia Tech could target Jafar Williams, most recently…— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 23, 2019Wiggins replaces Josh Gattis, who departed Alabama after one year as wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator to take the full-time offensive coordinator position at Alabama.As a player, Wiggins was a running back at New Mexico from 1998 to 2001. In four seasons with the Lobos, Wiggins had 1,833 yards and 11 touchdowns with a 4.3 yards per carry average.He joined New Mexico as a coach in 2003, first as a student assistant and later as a graduate assistant.Though Wiggins has never worked under Nick Saban before, he now has a chance to show off his coaching acumen at one of the top programs in the nation.last_img read more

Partners to Supply Natural Gas to Frances 1st LNG Ferry

first_imgzoom Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS), the Total affiliate responsible for marketing marine fuels worldwide, and French shipping company Brittany Ferries have signed a multi-year contract to supply LNG bunker to the Honfleur in the port of Ouistreham, France. In late June, Brittany Ferries confirmed its order for the new ship, the first LNG-powered French cruise ferry, which will operate between Ouistreham and Portsmouth, England, from 2019.LNG’s environmental performance is set to make it a particularly “attractive solution” for shipping, allowing operators to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new sulfur regulations, applicable in Emission Control Areas (ECA) since 2015 and worldwide from 2020. LNG also reduces emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), particles and CO₂. TMFGS said it is supporting the growth of this new marine fuel as it intends to become a major player in this market.To address the lack of LNG infrastructure in the ports served by the Honfleur, TMFGS has partnered with two other French companies, Dunkerque LNG and Groupe Charles André (CGA) to implement an innovative supply chain using ISO containers for LNG bunkering.The agreement with Dunkerque LNG covers the construction of an automated truck loading dock where the containers will be filled with LNG.Additionally, the agreement with CGA includes the supply and transportation of ISO containers equipped with geolocation trackers and pressure sensors.Transported by truck from the LNG terminal of Dunkirk to the port of Ouistreham, the containers will be lifted aboard the cruise ferry using onboard cranes, to supply a fixed LNG storage tank at the rear of the superstructure. Once empty, the containers will be offloaded at the next call at Ouistreham and replaced by full containers.“The agreement with Brittany Ferries is a landmark one — our first contract to supply LNG bunker. In addition, the work carried out with Dunkerque LNG and Groupe Charles André has made it possible to supply the LNG by developing a safe, innovative logistics solution thanks in particular to the digitalization of container tracking,” Olivier Jouny, Managing Director of TMFGS, commented.“The shipping industry needs access to LNG. This partnership demonstrates that unique, local solutions can be developed to supply LNG to ships. In the first step of the upcoming energy transformation, Brittany Ferries intends to make LNG the preferred fuel for its future owned newbuilds,” Frédéric Pouget, Group Maritime Port and Operations Director of Brittany Ferries, pointed out.last_img read more

Premier Congratulates Giller Prize Recipient

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter today, Nov. 10, congratulated Johanna Skibsrud of Scotsburn, Pictou Co., on winning the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her debut novel, The Sentamentalists. The Giller Prize is a $50,000 award recognizing excellence in Canadian fiction, both novels and collections of short stories. “This an incredible accomplishment for a new author and testament to the talent coming out of this province,” said Premier Dexter. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to congratulate Ms. Skibsrud on receiving the Giller Prize, one the country’s most popular literary awards.” The Sentamentalists is a novel detailing the painful search by a daughter to find out the truth about her dying father’s life. Ms. Skisrud received the award Tuesday at the Giller gala in Toronto. The winner was chosen by a panel of judges from 98 books submitted by 38 publishing houses across the country.last_img read more

Govt pumped Rs 315 lakh cr in PSBs in 11 years to

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has infused over Rs 3.15 lakh crore into public sector banks (PSBs) in the 11 years through 2018-19, Parliament was informed Monday.Replying to a question related to capital shortage in PSBs to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur also said as per RBI guidelines, banks in India are required to maintain a minimum capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR) of 9 per cent. As on March 31, 2019, all 18 PSBs meet this minimum CRAR requirement, the minister said in the written reply. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepPSBs’ source capital through internal capital generation, mobilisation of capital from markets, and infusion by the government. Thus, capital infusion by the government complements PSBs’ internal capital generation and mobilisation of capital from markets. During the period from the FY09 to FY19, PSBs have mobilised Rs 2,81,616 crore of capital through sources other than government, and have posted a net profit of Rs 98,373 crore, of which a sizeable proportion has contributed to internal capital generation, Thakur said. “During the same period, the government has infused capital of Rs 3,15,721 crore in PSBs,” the minister said.last_img read more

Feds given green light to award warship contract after tribunal reverses course

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government can award a contract to design a $60-billion fleet of new warships after a trade tribunal reversed an earlier order not to finish the deal.The Canadian International Trade Tribunal ordered the government last month to postpone awarding the high-stakes design contract until it had a chance to determine whether the deal was kosher.But the tribunal rescinded its own order Monday after the federal procurement official responsible for the project wrote to say the deal is “urgent” and any delay would be “contrary to the public interest.”The decision paves the way for the government to sign a deal with U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin, whose warship design beat out two others following a long and arguably controversial competition.Alion Science and Technology of Virginia has alleged that Lockheed’s design, which is based on a new British frigate called the Type 26, did not meet the government’s requirements.The tribunal’s initial order not to award a contract to Lockheed came after Alion asked it and the Federal Court to determine whether the Type 26 should have been eliminated from the design competition.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Privacy commissioner finds doctors snooped in Humboldt Broncos patient records

first_imgSaskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has found several people inappropriately gained access to the electronic health records of the Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a deadly bus crash last April.Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in the crash between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi trailer at a rural Saskatchewan intersection on April 6, 2018.“This has been a major tragedy in our province and I’m disappointed that people got tempted,” information and privacy commissioner Ronald Kruzeniski said in an interview with The Canadian Press on Monday. “Now that it’s happened … it’s my job to work with others through education and legislative change (to) make the system work.”In four reports posted on his website, Kruzeniski noted that eHealth Saskatchewan began monitoring the profiles of the patients – which included lab results, medication information and chronic diseases – three days after the crash.From April 9, 2018, to May 15, 2018, the health agency detected at least seven users, mostly doctors, accessed the system to view the profiles of up to 10 patients.The reports said that eHealth reported the breaches to the privacy commissioner.Kruzeniski detailed the privacy breaches in those reports.In one case, an employee of a medical clinic examined the health information of three people involved in the collision.The assistant admitted she consulted the records because “her family members had heard one of the individuals had died and she wanted to verify the information; she thought another individual was a patient … (and) she wanted to verify a detail that was reported by the media about one of the individuals.”The report said the employee’s access to eHealth was suspended and she was given further training, but she has since resigned.Another case involved a doctor at a Humboldt clinic who viewed the records of two people who were patients prior to the crash.“Dr. D wanted to know what injuries the individual sustained, if the individual received care or if it was an instant fatality,” said the report. “For the other individual, Humboldt clinic explained to eHealth that Dr. D was concerned.“Based on these explanations, Dr. D did not have a need-to-know.”Other breaches included three doctors who provided emergency care at the Nipawin Hospital and who reviewed patient records of those they treated.“They believed they were in the individuals’ ‘circle of care,”’ said the report.The privacy commissioner said the province’s Health Information Protection Act does not address circles of care so the doctors were no longer authorized to access the records.“You are entitled to access when you have a need to know, not an anticipated need, not, ‘Gee, I might like to know,” he explained.During the monitoring period, two medical residents also looked at the records of one crash patient when the residents were reviewing the records of dozens of other patients with a particular illness.Kruzeniski made a number of recommendations to eHealth – including that it conduct regular monthly audits for the next three years of the physicians involved.The privacy commissioner also recommended that the organization comply with a need-to-know principle rather than a circle-of-care concept and that users of eHealth be made to regularly review their training.A statement from eHealth said it took a number of measures to address the breaches, including notifying the privacy commissioner and the families affected.It terminated the account of the medical office assistant, suspended the accounts of the medical residents until they had further training and sent letters to the doctors. It’s reviewing the recommendations from the privacy commissioner.The Saskatchewan Health Authority said it is also following up on the breaches and apologized to the patients and their families.“We are deeply sorry that the situations described in the privacy commissioner’s reports may add to their stress,” the authority said in a statement.“We believe the physicians cited in the cases … specifically those who provided care to the patients affected, acted in good faith and out of sincere concern for the patients and families touched by this terrible tragedy.”The health authority said it will work with the Ministry of Health on possible amendments to privacy regulations.last_img read more

COP22 Side Event Highlights Economic Importance of Resilient Oceans

Ellen AsermelyRabat – An event held by the Moroccan Agriculture Minister at COP22 this weekend on the topic of Africa in Action for Fisheries and Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change focused on sustainable growth in the maritime industry, or Blue Growth.Participants discussed the importance of oceans as a natural resource for many African states, and of the fisheries sector as a source of economic and social development. Oceans are also very vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as rising acidification and declining biodiversity, which are made worse by unsustainable fishing practices. According to the EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Karmenu Vella, around 12 million people are employed in the aquaculture sector in Africa. “A successful blue economy depends on maintaining healthy oceans,” he saidThe event highlighted the interconnected nature of the environment and the economy — climate change would have disastrous consequences for the economies of several African states.Many organizations announced their plans to support resilient oceans and sustainable practices.Vella said the EU has set aside 140 million euros in support of the African maritime industry. The Food and Agriculture Organization also announced its cooperation with the World Bank and the African Development Bank to provide a 3.5 billion dollar package for climate resilience in Africa from 2017 to 2020. The National Fisheries Institute also presented the goals of the Morocco-led Blue Belt Initiative.The focus of these programs is promoting resilience to climate change and sustainable fishing practices in order to reduce poverty and improve food security in African states. read more

Release of delimitation committee report further delayed

He said the report was to be released today by the chairman of the committee Asoka Peiris. The much-awaited report was scheduled to be handed over on the 15th of December but it was delayed as the report had to be translated to English and Tamil.The Ministry of Local Government appointed the five-member committee on 1st December 2015 to look into discrepancies regarding demarcation of boundaries and shortcomings of the report submitted by the National Delimitation Commission (NDC). The release of the report by the delimitation committee reviewing the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards, has been further delayed.The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils said the release of the report has been delayed owing to some administrative issues. However the delimitation committee has said there will be a delay in releasing the report as some administrative work is yet to be completed. It was entrusted to carryout demarcation activities after reviewing the appeals made with regards to the demarcation of 206 out of 336 local government areas.Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya had said earlier the Local Government elections can be held within two months after the receipt of the Delimitation Committee report. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Report More people are supporting nonprofit news sites

NEW YORK — Non-profit news organizations, a growth area in the troubled field of journalism, are broadening their base of support to take in almost as much from individual donors as they do from foundations.A report issued Wednesday by the Institute for Non-profit News said nearly three-quarters of its 240 members have launched since 2008, an average of one start-up per month.Non-profit organizations include probing sites like ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Journalism, regional organizations like Texas Tribune and VT Digger and specialized organizations such as North Carolina Health News and the Food and Environment Reporting Network. INN members employ nearly 2,000 journalists; there are an estimated 100 more such sites that aren’t members of the trade group, said Sue Cross, the institute’s executive director.At a time when newspapers are closing and cutting back staff, the organizations are the landing spot for more of the nation’s public service and investigative journalism.Last year, these sites received 43% of their funding from foundations and 39% from individuals, with advertising and events accounting for the rest, the institute said. Individual donors accounted for a quarter of the funding in 2011, according to the Pew Research Center.“It’s a very heartening development,” Cross said.With many questioning whether people will pay to support online journalism, the numbers indicate more people recognize the industry needs to be supported, she said.Most of her calls a few years ago used to be from journalists looking for work, Cross said. Now she’s hearing from more business people, concerned citizens and even politicians wondering what can be done to support journalism.While the percentage of overall foundation giving may be going down, the amount of money being put in is still increasing, particularly for supporting journalism on specific issues like the environment and social justice, the report said.Forty-two per cent of non-profit news organizations describe their mission as investigative journalism, and 78% employ at least one reporter who specializes in such digging, the report said. Thirty-nine per cent describe their role as explanatory journalism or analysis.About half of the sites distribute their product themselves, with 29% relying mostly on third parties like newspapers. The rest rely on a mix.David Bauder, The Associated Press read more

South Sudan UN official says worlds youngest nation struggling to meet needs

Just back from a visit aimed at keeping the global spotlight on the complex humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Kyung-Wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said she had sought ways to strengthen partnership and cooperation with regional actors and Governments to help tackle the country’s myriad challenges.“Although the humanitarian situation in the country has improved slightly over the last year, and United Nations agencies and aid partners continue to work with the Government to meet the needs of communities affected by crises, it was very clear that much more needs to be done,” she said briefing reporters at Headquarters. Ms. Kang, who is also the Deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, visited several crisis hit counties in Jonglei, including Pibor, Bor and Twic East. Travelling through the region, she met families impacted by the sporadic violence that has afflicted those communities, as well as those affected by recent seasonal floods. “As the world’s youngest country, South Sudan is struggling to provide security and meet the basic needs of its people,” she said, noting that 4.5 million need humanitarian assistance and 1.5 million are severely food insecure.Further, Ms. Kang said 345,000 people had been affected by the floods, as countless homes and farms were destroyed. Throughout Jonglei, “I heard harrowing stories of suffering and loss due to displacement,” she said.In her meetings with officials in Jonglei and in the capital, Juba, she had focused on the need to find sustainable solutions to the protracted crises facing South Sudan, including finding ways to improve disaster management, scale up investment in basic infrastructure and promote broader sustainable developmentWith all this in mind, she said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will seek a different approach to its response in South Sudan next year. The Office has recently launched a multi-year plan, to start in 2014, that will focus on immediate emergency needs as well as longer-term measures, including community resilience and national capacity-building.“We want to work with local communities, authorities and the Government to help South Sudan cope better with crises. We want communities affected by disasters to recover and build back stronger,” she said.Responding to questions, Ms. Kang said that during her trip, she had been struck by the number of orphans she saw. “Countless children are on the streets – not in school – and there is very little capacity to take care of them,” she said, noting that many had been orphaned due to revenge killings or as a result of cattle rustling. Some non-governmental organizations were working hard to address the issue, “but more needs to be done.” Asked about the cycle of inter-communal fighting that has plagued Jonglei, she said that the dry season always brings the possibility of renewed violence and clashes. As such, there must be active political leadership to bring about reconciliation between ethnic groups. On that front, she said that there are hopeful peace initiatives – for example, a peace offer from the Government to the David Yau Yau armed group ¬– but that there is also a heightened possibility of renewed conflict.She said that her Office talked with all parties, including armed groups, in an attempt to ensure humanitarian access to those in need. She decried the lack of access to South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, “which is very unfortunate,” due to the huge needs in both areas and the stalled vaccination campaign.After South Sudan, she visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two days, where she participated in the annual Regional Coordination Mechanism meeting, which brings together UN and African Union actors to discuss better ways of coordinating efforts in support of capacity-building for AU institutions. The last leg of her mission took her to Nairobi, Kenya, where she co-chaired the Great Lakes Consultation with Modibo Touré, advisor to the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson. read more

Kevin Garnett Tell LeBron to Worry About Miami

Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett says Miami Heat’s LeBron James should worry about his own team.Earlier in the week James said that Garnett and Paul Pierce should apologize for their criticism of Ray Allen for departing Boston and then leaving the Celtics themselves.“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami. It has nothing to do with Celtic business,” Garnett said in response.“I left Boston?” Pierce said when asked about James’ comments, hinting that the Celtics let him go as free agent.Garnett and Pierce were upset that Allen left the Celtics for the Heat last offseason. Pierce said he hadn’t forgiven Allen for leaving Boston, and KG said he lost his phone number and didn’t communicate with him anymore.“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” James said. “I think it’s OK; I didn’t mind it. But there were a couple guys who basically [expletive] on Ray for leaving, and now they’re leaving.“That’s the nature of our business, man. I don’t know what Boston was going through at the end of the day. I know Ray had to make the best decision for him and his family and his career. Doc [Rivers, former Celtics coach], KG and Paul did that as well. You can’t criticize someone who does something that’s best for their family.” read more

Stone Cold Steve Austin and other legends now set for RAW 25th

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Stone Cold Steve Austin and other legends now set for RAW 25th AnniversaryFollowing the announcements made on last night’s 1/8 episode of RAW in Memphis, here is the updated list of WWE legends set to appear during the 25th Anniversary episode of RAW in New York City on January 22.* Stone Cold Steve Austin* The Undertaker* Ric Flair* D-Generation X* Scott Hall and Kevin Nash* The New Age Outlaws* The APA* The Dudley Boyz* Jim Ross* Jerry “The King” Lawler* The Bella Twins205 Live PreviewWWE 205 Live takes place tonight at 10:00 PM ET on WWE Network following Smackdown Live in Birmingham, Alabama.As of this writing, no matches have been announced for the show, but there would appear to be continuation in the rivalries between Enzo Amore and Cedric Alexander and Hideo Itami and Jack will have results from 205 Live later tonight.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:41 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 Google+ Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jared Letocenter_img Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Twitter Ric Flair Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Report Payet set for shock West Ham comeback

first_imgDimitri Payet’s representatives have offered West Ham United the opportunity to re-sign their former star player this summer, claims The GuardianThe France international had left the Hammers two years ago in some rather controversial circumstances, that had soured his relationship with the club, for a return back to Marseille.Payet had handed in a transfer request to the West Ham board in the middle of the 2016/17 campaign after growing discontent with life at the club.However, the London club stood firm and rejected the request.But Payet eventually did seal his dream return to Marseille in a £25m deal after his refusal to play for West Ham any longer.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…Although, the 31-year-old apparently does still hold some affection for his former club and is now understood to be keen on a reunion due to Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as the new head coach.The new West Ham boss is concerned about the reaction of the club supporters and has taken to consulting his senior players over the move before taking any final decision, despite the fact that he is currently in the market for a creative player.Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is understood to be in negotiations over joining West Ham this summer, although Payet may still have a chance at rejoining the club due to Manuel Lanzini’s long-term injury.But the Frenchman will first have to prove his own fitness, having suffered a big injury of his own in Marseille’s Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid back in May – which saw him miss out on a place for the World Cup with France.last_img read more

Neville United strikers should emulate Mane and Salah

first_imgGary Neville has urged Manchester United’s strikers to pick a cue from Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah if they want to be clinical in front of goal.A much improved second half attacking performance saw Mourinho’s men overcome a goal deficit to lead Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge but were eventually pegged back by Barkley’s last-gasp equaliser.“They need more from the front three, there’s so much talent there,” he told the Mirror via Sky Sports.“If you think of Lukaku, [Alexis] Sanchez, Martial, and Rashford, they need more from them.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I want to see more runs past Lukaku. I want the two wide players, whoever they are – you see what Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah do for Liverpool, how they make those narrow runs inside.“I’m not saying they have to play narrow but wherever you start, you’ve got to end up in goalscoring positions more often and you’ve got to show that little bit of quality and composure in the final third.United fans would be hoping for a win when the Red Devils trade tackles with Juve in the Champions League at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Bahamas Selects Four Say Yes Winners

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 22, 2018 – Plantation, FL – Four winners have been selected from the recent “Say Yes” Marriage Proposal contest, which ended December 15, 2017 and was organized by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) in conjunction with Paparazzi Proposals of New York.   More than 300 grooms from throughout the United States of America submitted entries into the six weeks social media contest, with hopes of winning a surprise marriage proposal and four days three nights stay at any of four islands in The Bahamas:  Abaco, Exuma, Nassau or Paradise Island.   The winners, who were selected from a panel of qualified judges, have been notified but will be named after their proposal on February 14, 2018.The marriage proposals are expected to take place January 18-21, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Resort at Baha Mar in Nassau, January 20-23, the Warwick Hotel on Paradise Island January 23-26, Lumina Resort in Exuma and at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in Abaco, January 26-30, 2018.According to Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance at the BMOTA, “The Bahamas are known the world over for its romance, tranquility and unspoiled beauty and we are just eager to share our unique product with these incredible winners.   All of them can expect to experience complete romance bliss, inclusive of luxurious beachfront accommodations, private dinners, indigenous flowers, sparkling champagne toasts, authentic and intimate settings to the personal and memorable romantic proposals that are planned”.“It has been an absolute pleasure working with the BMOTA,” said James Ambler, CEO of Paparazzi Proposal.“We are really excited about showcasing the variety and beauty of the Islands in The Bahamas and the diverse proposals the couples will experience.   It has been fun providing and helping the winners plan their dream marriage proposal, and we cannot wait to capture it on film,” he said.Also partnering with the BMOTA on this initiative is Froggies Out Islands Adventures.Named the World’s Leading Wedding Destination by World Travel Awards in 2015, the Islands of The Bahamas also held previously, three world wide wedding promotions, called “16 Islands, 16 Weddings One Priceless Day Ceremonies” for couples in Europe, the USA and Canada in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.Release: Ministry of Tourism & Aviationlast_img read more

Lukaku tells Henry Im coming for you

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has his eyes set on Thierry Henry’s Premier League goal tally after surpassing idol Didier Drogba’s recordThe Manchester United striker’s effort at Watford last month was his 105th goal in the English top-flight, which is one more than Drogba’s.Lukaku, who revealed he gets advice from old Chelsea teammate, has now turned his attention towards Arsenal legend and former Belgium assistant coach Henry’s goal tally in the all-time league standings.“When that happened he sent me four cups [for his four Premier League titles] on Snapchat! We speak every day and it’s really nice because he’s been part of the process,” Lukaku told the club website on Drogba’s reaction to passing him.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Now I’m talking to Thierry Henry saying ‘I’m coming for you’ on 175! I’m laughing saying it to him but, deep down, inside he knows I’m dead serious! “Lukaku joined United from Everton last year for £75m and has since managed 31 goals in 62 appearances in all competitions under former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho.The Red Devils will be back in action on Saturday away to Lukaku and Mourinho’s old club Chelsea.last_img read more

Police shoot teen after knife scuffle at Honolulu high school

first_imgAt least one young person was hurt after an officer-involved shooting at a high school in Honolulu on Tuesday morning, according to Honolulu police.A spokesman for the Honolulu Police Department told reporters three officers went to Roosevelt High School after a 17-year-old runaway showed up at the school.After police encountered the young man in a school office, he “became combative” and struck two of the officers, the spokesman said.The 17-year-old pulled out a knife and “began slashing” the officers, the spokesman said. An officer fired two shots at the boy before subduing him.Three officers received minor injuries.Emergency Medical Services Division told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser a 17-year-old boy was shot in the wrist and was taken to the local hospital.KHON-TV reported the head of the local police union was at the scene after the incident.Parents and relatives flocked to Roosevelt High School after the school went into lockdown.“I cannot not be here. This is my child,” the parent of a 10th-grader told KHON-TV.Another woman who identified herself as the grandmother of a student told KHON-TV that “my grandson was texting me, telling me he loved me.”The woman added, “I was fearful for him and the other children to have to experience something like that here in Hawaii.”last_img read more

Effort To Recall Representative Gary Knopp Moves Ahead

first_imgFloyd: “The Division of Elections has to vet our application. There are four grounds that a candidate can be recalled and we have three of those.”  A committee formed and registered with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to gather signatures needed to request a recall petition from Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer. The committee would need to collect about 1,000 signatures initially, and if the application is accepted, they would then need to gather about 3,000 signatures in order to hold a recall election. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The recall effort to remove Kenai Peninsula Representative Gary Knopp has been set in motion by members of the local community. Representative Knopp: “In the recall petition, they are welcome to do what they want to do. I don’t think they have cause, but if they want to move forward with it that’s their prerogative. I just wish it would be done by people in the district not the haters across the state who aren’t getting what they want.” In a statement from the organization “Recall Gary Knopp” they stated “Representatives should fulfill the duties of their office and represent their constituents. Gary Knopp has failed to perform the duties of his office. Knopp should be recalled from office as soon as possible and replaced by a representative who is committed to representing the people of Kenai and Soldotna”.center_img Two people have filed with APOC to run for Knopp’s seat. Ron Gillham, who challenged Senator Peter Micciche, and former Representative Kelly Wolf. Jason Floyd, Committee Chairman with the campaign: “I was upset, just as many others were, that he had represented himself as a conservative. The first thing he did though was tell everyone he was going to stand against the governor and his agenda, and because he carried the tie-breaking vote he was in a power position to do so. This upset me because on the peninsula we overwhelmingly voted for Governor Dunleavy.”  The move to recall Knopp came roughly a month after “he prevented the House from organizing for 30 days at the beginning of the session.” The group goes on to state that “due to his indecision the House was not been able to finish its work and forced the Legislature into a special session.”last_img read more