Category: acrlhcwxk

Over 200 people lodged in J-K jails in militancy-related cases

first_imgSrinagar, Jun 28 (PTI) Over 200 persons, including 36 foreigners and four non-state subjects, are lodged in various jails in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with militancy-related cases, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today.A total of 209 persons – 169 state subjects, four non-state subjects and 36 foreigners – are lodged in militancy-related cases in various jails of the state, Mehbooba said in a written reply to a question by Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid in the state Assembly here.The Chief Minister, who holds the portfolio of Home Department, said it would not be feasible to disclose the particulars of these prisoners keeping in view their security and that of their families.As on May 30 this year, she said no person belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, who has committed an offence in this state, is lodged in any of the jails outside the state.In response to a question whether the government plans to shift the prisoners lodged in various jails outside the state to their native districts or divisions, the Chief Minister said no such proposal is under consideration.Mehbooba said the prisons department provides various facilities to the prisoners lodged in various jails of the state.The facilities provided include compulsory health screening at the time of initial lodgment as per the guidelines of NHRC, following advisories on health of inmates issued by Home Ministry from time to time and provision of medical care to the sick inmates by doctors and other paramedical staff posted in central and districts jails.Seven ambulances have been procured to shift ailing prisoners for treatment to other hospitals in case of emergency, counseling of jail inmates by psychiatric specialists at regular intervals, management of unsound prisoners in terms of Lunacy Act and sensitising jail staff and inmates about health issues and hygiene are some other facilities, the Chief Minister said.advertisementShe said refreshing the minds of inmates by organizing special yoga and meditation programmes and conduct of cultural programmes, painting and sports competitions are for recreation of the inmates.As regards food, Mehbooba said diet as per the scales mentioned in the manual for superintendent and management of jails is being provided to the inmates.Additional diet is provided to the lactating and pregnant female inmates, she said adding special diet is also provided to the sick inmates as per medical advice.Mehbooba said clean and sufficient drinking water has been made available in all the jails. PTI MIJ AAR DV AARlast_img read more

Read More

International Champions Cup: Barcelona pip Tottenham Hotspur on penalties

first_imgFC Barcelona beat Tottenham Hotspur on penalties after their International Champions Cup pre-season friendly match ended 2-2 after 90 minutes of regulation time.With both teams missing several of their key starters following the World Cup, including Lionel Messi for the Catalans and Harry Kane for Spurs, it was left to the respective teams’ supporting cast to take the centre stage and stake their claim to more prominent roles in the coming campaign.Barcelona started Saturday night’s match brightly, taking an early lead after a well-worked goal through Munir, who had the simplest of headed finishes after a sweeping move.Barcelona continued their dominance as the half progressed, and new signing Arthur from Brazil doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark with a ferocious strike from outside the box.Your @Mastercard goal of the match was scored by Arthur. The @FCBarcelona midfielder marked his debut with a superb strike from distance. #ICC2018 #ChampionsMeetHere pic.twitter.com/LfrA3K4SOuInternational Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) July 29, 2018Spurs pulled a goal back midway through the second half after Son converted a loose ball which Barcelona’s defence had failed to clear.Tottenham had the equaliser moments later, although it was another rather scrappy affair as Nkoudou smashed it in from close range after a couple of shots had been blocked on the line.Your man of the match, brought to you by @Heineken_US, is @gknkoudou. The @SpursOfficial midfielder scored the equaliser against @FCBarcelona to round off an impressive performance. #ICC2018 #ChampionsMeetHere pic.twitter.com/yXo71Qov9wadvertisementInternational Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) July 29, 2018Barcelona secured the win with five successful penalties in the shootout to decide the match, with Cillessen making the crucial save from Georgiu.Tottenham kick off their Premier League season with a trip to Newcastle on Aug. 11, while Barcelona’s first competitive action is against Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup on August 13.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Read More

Govts’ welfare schemes to benefit Tharus of both UP and Nepal: Adityanath

first_imgBalrampur, Oct 8 (PTI) Various welfare schemes run by the Union and the state governments will be benefitting the Tahru community people living in both the border areas of Uttar Pradesh and the neighbouring Nepal, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Monday.”People from Tharu community live both in India and Nepal. In India, attention was paid to their health and education, hence the Tharus living in India became nationalist, while the majority of those living in Nepal embraced Maoism in absence of any developmental programme,” said Adityanath, addressing a public meeting in Tulsipur near here.The Chief Minister said “various welfare schemes run by the Centre and the state government pertaining to the health and education will benefit the people living in border areas, and also those in Nepal.”Adityanath made the remarks at a function held here for unveiling of a statue of Mahant Awaidhyanath at Pateshwari Public School in Tulsipur area of the district by him.On the occasion, UP Governor Ram Naik urged children to focus on sports and games as well, so that they could become and remain physically fit. PTI CORR NAV RAXRAXlast_img read more

Read More

Seven reasons behind Madrid’s malaise

first_imgUEFA Champions League Seven reasons why Real Madrid are struggling this season Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 16:39 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(31) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 2017 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Opinion The Spanish and European champions have dropped 10 points in La Liga already and lost at Girona on Sunday. Here, a look at their problems in 2017-18 Things were supposed to be so different. Real Madrid finished last season by winning La Liga and the Champions League, kicked off the current campaign with two more trophies, the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Supercopa, and thrashed Barcelona in the process to claim the latter.Los Blancos 10/1 to lose 2-1 to SpursZinedine Zidane’s side looked likely to dominate and even Barca defender Gerard Pique admitted for the first time that Los Blancos were superior to the Catalan club in the wake of the Supercopa fallout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But since then, Barcelona have thrived to top the Primera Division with 28 points out of a possible 30 and Real Madrid find themselves eight behind already – a distance they have never ever made up to win the Primera Division.So where has it all gone wrong? Here, Goal takes a look at seven reasons behind Madrid’s malaise in 2017-18…A LACK OF ATTITUDEThere has been a sense of apathy around Real Madrid’s performances this season and in Girona on Sunday, there was no doubt the home side wanted it more.It is hard for some sides to get motivated after a lot of success and that appears to be the case with Los Blancos. After winning the two cups at the beginning of this season, there seems to be a lack of appetite.Great teams win and win and then win again and if Madrid are to do that, they will need to rediscover their hunger soon – even with a “barriga llena” (full stomach).Marcelo Real MadridDEFENSIVE LAPSESDefensive lapses are nothing really new in this team. Even last season, Real Madrid were prone to mistakes at the back, but such errors are much more of a concern when the team is not scoring so many at the other end.With a specialist defensive midfielder in Casemiro, Los Blancos really should do better at the back, but have conceded nine goals in 10 game so far in La Liga. By comparison, Barcelona have let in just three and that is partly why the Catalans are so much better off in the table.Changes in personnel have not helped, but Madrid still give away too many chances at the back. In the Champions League on October 17, for example, Tottenham had 15 attempts on the Real goal – and that was at the Santiago Bernabeu.Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 2017INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONSInjuries have definitely taken their toll on Madrid this season and coach Zinedine Zidane has complained about the number of players he has had missing this term.Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic, Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal are all sidelined at the moment, while Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Theo Hernandez, Keylor Navas and Jesus Vallejo have all taken time out this term.In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for five matches after pushing the referee in the first Clasico at Camp Nou, while Marcelo and Sergio Ramos have also been banned for needless red cards. With all of those missing at times, it is no wonder Madrid have had difficulties.Gareth Bale Real MadridISCO IMBALANCEIsco was just about the only Real Madrid player who earned praise after Sunday’s shock defeat in Girona.The Spain midfielder scored his side’s only goal and always sought to create openings for Los Blancos at Montilivi, and many believed he should have been included in the FIFPro XI at FIFA’s The Best gala last week.However, his inclusion in the Madrid XI creates an imbalance. With Isco in the side, Luka Modric’s role is sometimes restricted and Madrid lack the pace of a quality wide player like Gareth Bale to stretch defences and make space for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. For all his quality, Isco sometimes slows this team down and often he plays too far away from the opposition area.So although he has come on in leaps and bounds, Madrid could still utilise him better and coach Zinedine Zidane must ensure Modric is involved as much as possible too.Isco Real MadridNO REPLACEMENTS FOR MORATA & JAMESReal Madrid did not always play well in 2016-17, but in Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, Zinedine Zidane had fantastic options on the bench when needed.Both players were important. Morata scored 20 goals for Los Blancos last season (one more than Karim Benzema) and several of those were late winners, while James netted 12 times and bagged eight assists, despite his reduced role.Morata, in particular, has been badly missed as Madrid do not have another senior striker in their squad, while Dani Ceballos will take time to reach the level of the Colombian. Pepe, an experienced defender who spent a decade at the club, was also allowed to leave, with no new centre-back brought in and Jesus Vallejo instead promoted to the first-team squad.Alvaro Morata Chelsea 09092017RONALDO & BENZEMA AREN’T SCORING ENOUGHWith Gareth Bale out injured and Alvaro Morata no longer at the club, Real Madrid rely heavily upon Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for goals. But the two forwards have netted only once each in La Liga this season.Ronaldo has fared better in the Champions League, in which he has converted five times, but his solitary strike in five full Liga games is an uncharacteristic drought and with Benzema misfiring too, Zinedine Zidane’s side have struggled more than usual for goals this season.None of that looked likely as Madrid hit five over two games against Barcelona in the Spanish Supercopa, but the Primera Division has highlighted some deficiencies in the champions’ attack and they badly need their forwards to start scoring again soon in the league.Cristiano Ronaldo Karim Benzema Real Madrid Villarreal La LigaZIDANE STILL DOESN’T HAVE A CLEAR SYSTEMZinedine Zidane is not without fault, either. The Frenchman has done wonderfully well since succeeding Rafa Benitez in January 2016 and he has won seven trophies already as Real Madrid coach, including back-to-back Champions League crowns and La Liga last season.However, Zidane’s Real rely far too much upon individuals to win matches and with all the quality the team has in midfield, there is the feeling this side could and should play better football.There is no real style or philosophy and Madrid still seem to be to set up as a counter-attacking team. When rival sides defend deep, Real often have trouble opening up defences and with all the technical ability in their midfield, they should be breaking down teams more effectively. Tactically, Zidane needs to improve.Zinedine Zidane Real Madridlast_img read more

Read More

Theo Walcott’s Everton future in question after only 15 months at club

first_imgSpeaking at the Football Innovation Summit in London on Tuesday, Everton’s director of football admitted the club were targeting younger players. Brands said: “The players we brought in last year were all under 25 so we don’t want to invest big money in players who are older. Everton is a club that also has to sell players so it is necessary to get younger players to invest in. That’s why we invested in young players last summer. [Lucas] Digne was 24, [Yerry] Mina 23, Richarlison 21; so we look to players in the age group 20-25/26.” Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp news Share on Twitter Share via Email Topics Share on Facebook Everton The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Theo Walcott Theo Walcott is facing an uncertain future at Everton only 15 months after his £20m arrival from Arsenal.The former England winger has featured regularly under Marco Silva this season, starting 23 of 32 Premier League games and making eight substitute appearances, but he failed to impress before losing his place last month. Walcott has been restricted to only 16 minutes in total since the Merseyside derby on 3 March, over three brief substitute outings, and doubts surround his position in Everton’s long-term strategy under Silva and the director of football Marcel Brands.Walcott was Sam Allardyce’s second and final expensive signing as Everton manager and – along with the £27m striker Cenk Tosun – has been a major disappointment at Goodison Park. He is Everton’s highest earning player on £110,000-a-week plus bonuses and still has over two years remaining on the three-and-a-half year deal he signed in January 2018.The poor return on Everton’s investment – Walcott has scored only three league goals this season – is one reason the club may be receptive to offers this summer. At 30, the former Southampton player does not fit the profile that Brands outlined in his strategy for the club this week. Share on Messenger Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Read More

Photo: 2 Louisville Players’ Jerseys Read “Samuel L. Jackson” Together

first_imgTwo Louisville player's uniforms spelling out Samuel L. Jackson.Samuel L. Jackson made a spontaneous visit to a college football game last night.In a hilarious coincidence, Louisville wide receiver Traveon Samuel and quarterback Lamar Jackson ended up on the bench together in last night’s game against Charlotte. Little did they know, this decision would ultimately go viral. Why? When beside each other, the jersey’s names read “Samuel L. Jackson.””And you shall know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.” pic.twitter.com/Hcnnu2Bt5Y— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 2, 2016Believe it or not, this little Easter egg during the game wasn’t intentional, nor was it ever realized by the two Cardinals football players. According to the Courier-Journal, Samuel saw the image trending online after the game and showed his teammate the picture following the game.“The Samuel L. Jackson thing?” Jackson commented. “[Samuel] just showed me in the locker-room. That’s funny. I’ve never thought of that.”The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Charlotte 49ers 70-14. Jackson impressively accounted for a school-record eight touchdowns and 405 offensive yards by halftime. He led the team with both passing yards and rushing yards.The Cardinals take on the Syracuse Orange on Sept. 9.last_img read more

Read More

High on Hops: Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour

first_imgBeer lovers and bike lovers both find plenty to appreciate about the state of Vermont, and now those passions can be combined in a craft beer-themed Trek Bike Tour. Trek has long been respected by professional and amateur cyclists for innovation and performance, and fans of the brand can take Trek Travels cycling vacations all over the world. And what better way to end a long day of cycling than with a local, craft beer?That’s why Vermont is an ideal location for a cycling tour with a craft beer focus. The picturesque countryside and vibrant beer scene are expertly combined in the Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour.The six-day, five-night excursion winds through the gorgeous Vermont countryside, including the famous forests of the Green Mountains. The quaint villages of Middlebury, Waitsfield and Stowe are notable waypoints scattered amid the picturesque farmland. The daily rides range between fourteen and forty-two miles and are tailored to what Trek Travel calls “recreational” riders, those who can handle up to 2,000 foot climbs and consider themselves reasonably active fitness or commuter cyclists.For those who want a bit more (or a bit less) out of their experience, several days feature “short” or “avid” options, allowing cyclists to customize the daily rides.When you’re not pedaling up hills or cruising beside rivers, you’ll be drinking beers from some of the state’s most acclaimed and beloved breweries. Expect to sample Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Lost Nation Brewing, Rock Art Brewery and Otter Creek Brewing along the way. Riders who imbibe any of Lawson’s beers with “Sunshine” in the name (Sip of Sunshine, Double Sunshine or Triple Sunshine) will be highly rewarded for their day’s effort.The nightly accommodations are cozy boutique hotels that reflect the local culture and traditions while still offering modern amenities. Of course, after a hard day of riding and beer drinking, a comfortable bed will probably be the most important feature.There are two options for attending Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour in 2015. The two expeditions conveniently bookend the Vermont Brewers’ Festival held in Burlington on July 17-18. If previous years are any indication, expect tickets to that event to sell out rapidly once they go on sale May 15.The cost to experience Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour is $2299 per person and includes the daily activities, many meals, hotel accommodations, your guide and (of course) access to Vermont beer and Trek bikes and gear.Interested riders can register now at TrekTravel.com. Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking last_img read more

Read More

Senior Citizens in Mount Salem Welcome Security Operations

first_img With more than 10 days since the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem St. James, senior residents are expressing their appreciation for the security exe “I am really hoping that the peace we are now experiencing will last,” said 68 year-old Allan Plummer, who has lived all his life inside the community. Story Highlights For his part, 75 year-old Ruben Smith said he remembered the days when the only sounds to be heard at night were “the loud barks of the dogs on the streets”. With more than 10 days since the establishment of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem St. James, senior residents are expressing their appreciation for the security exercise.“I am really hoping that the peace we are now experiencing will last,” said 68 year-old Allan Plummer, who has lived all his life in the community.Mr. Plummer, who spoke to JIS News on September 13, said things have been going well in the area over the past two weeks.“The other night I forgot to lock my door. I can also tell you that for the first time in recent memory, I didn’t have a fear in the world. This is the Mount Salem I used to know and the one that I really want to go back to,” he added.For his part, 75-year-old Ruben Smith said he remembers the days when the only sounds to be heard at night were “the loud barks of the dogs on the streets”.“Before the security forces got here, it was a regular thing to hear the guns barking at nights and we were like prisoners inside our homes. With the heavy presence of the police and soldiers, you no longer hear the gunshots, and people can sleep safe knowing there is nobody who will be kicking down your door or will be doing anything to threaten your safety,” he told JIS News.Meanwhile, 67-year-old Samuel Grant noted that since the implementation of the Zone of Special Operations, there has been “a noticeable difference in the relationship with the people and the security forces”.“Whatever apprehension there was in the beginning is now long gone and replaced by trust and respect. The police and soldiers have been very professional and are now being well received by residents. We know they are here to make our community safe again, and that is all we are asking for,” Mr. Grant stated.The Prime Minister, on September 1, declared Mount Salem and its environs as the first Zone of Special Operations under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.The law seeks to contain crime while safeguarding the human rights of residents and promoting community development through social-intervention initiatives.The security operations in Mount Salem will last for 60 days.last_img read more

Read More

Blazing India

first_imgDroughts, heatwaves, and weak monsoons come and go every year. Some survive it and some don’t. But those who always bear the brunt of rising temperatures are the poor. Thousands of daily wage labourers in Bihar step out every day to be able to earn a meagre amount but the scorching sun is not letting them do that either. Unable to beat the heat, they work late hours and earn less. The rising temperatures killed 78 people within 48 hours in Bihar’s Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts, which are also facing water crisis. After hundreds of deaths, district magistrates of five Bihar districts, including the worst-hit Gaya, invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ban public activities during daytime. While rains did lash Bihar last week, it could only provide temporary relief. Temperatures again rose to 41 to 42 degrees Celsius with high humidity. The India Meteorological Department’s Patna office again issued a heatwave alert. Also Read – A special kind of bond”I was earning Rs 500-600 a day to dig up soil on a contract basis, carry sand, bricks or stone chips. But the intense heat has forced us to reduce our working hours and got our earnings down to Rs 300-400 a day,” said Rajdeo Yadav, a daily wage labourer in Patna. The hostile climate is forcing the poor to not take the risk of working during in the afternoon. “We have to take regular intervals to rest and escape the Sun. We don’t work between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm,” added Yadav. Also Read – Insider threat managementFarmers, too, are finding it tough to irrigate land. Manish Singh, a marginal farmer in drought-hit Jehanabad district, said rising mercury and no pre-monsoon showers have together left no moisture in the land to start the process of cultivation for Kharif season. “We have not even begun preparing our land for paddy as the soil is rock-like owing to lack of moisture,” he said adding that the fear of another drought is haunting them all. In the state capital Patna as well, where temperatures are above 45°C, roadside vendors are severely hit. “No customer shows up in the afternoon. There’s no sale, no business. We are totally dependent on the evening after the Sun sets,” said Nagender Kumar, a garment vendor who sits near Patna railway station. The IMD recorded 45.8°C on June 15, the hottest day in the past 53 years. Manoj Kumar, executive director of the state health society, said Bihar government issued an advisory asking people to avoid going out in the day and keep themselves hydrated. It is an alarming sign that temperatures are rising and rainfall is decreasing every year, said Ranjeev, an environmental activist. “The heat is slowly putting more and more stress on farmers. They are dependent on water, but the prolonged heatwave has dried water bodies,” he said. (The author is a Patna-based freelance journalist. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Read More

Selena Gomez To Kick Off 123rd Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

first_imgActress and multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez will perform LIVE at AT&T Stadium during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, which kicks off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.Selena Gomez joins Major Ron Busroe of The Salvation Army, Jerry Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson of the Dallas CowboysCredit/Copyright: Multivu.comThe halftime performance marks the 17th year the Dallas Cowboys have partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the campaign, which raises millions of dollars throughout the holiday season. Last year, the Red Kettle Campaign collected $148.7 million. Donations help provide meals and shelter for families in need and Christmas toys for millions of children, among numerous other social services.Video: Join Selena’s Red Kettle Team“Dallas is my hometown, and to be invited to perform on behalf of The Salvation Army is such a great honor,” said Selena Gomez. “Giving back is so important, and I am looking forward to kicking off the iconic Red Kettle Campaign and getting those bells ringing across the nation to help families and children in need.”Selena hanging out with some of the children from The Salvation Army Arlington CorpsCredit/Copyright: Multivu.com“We are thrilled to have Selena kick off the Red Kettle Campaign and be a part of this time-honored tradition. Her amazing performance, a national stage and a huge, enthusiastic fan base will be a powerful start to Red Kettle 2013,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys and national advisory chairperson for The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army touches so many lives and provides nourishment, shelter and support for children and families in need. Together with Selena, we celebrate the important impact of The Salvation Army’s work in doing the most good.”Selena Gomez will take the stage for this year’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime performance during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game Credit/Copyright: Multivu.comThe Red Kettle Campaign runs from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve and is the largest and longest-running fundraiser of its kind. The campaign raised $148.7 million last year alone, with more than $1.75 billion raised since the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day partnership began in 1997. With the Thanksgiving holiday falling later in the month than usual, this year’s Red Kettle Campaign is more critical than ever.“Though the Red Kettle Campaign is five days shorter this year, we are confident that the attention that partners like Selena Gomez and the Dallas Cowboys are bringing to the cause will more than make up that difference,” said Major Ron Busroe, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “We strive to help America’s most vulnerable – children, and ensure that they have a warm, comfortable place to sleep and hot food to eat and toys to play with at Christmas.”In support of the Red Kettle Campaign, Selena will host her own Online Red Kettle and encourage fans to join her team and donate to The Salvation Army. Fans can join her team by visiting www.onlineredkettle.org/selenagomez. Eight fundraisers on her team will receive the chance to virtually connect with Selena through a Google Hangout.Selena Gomez is the newest addition to a list of Red Kettle Kick-Off celebrity halftime performers including Kenny Chesney, Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Daughtry, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gilman, Clint Black, Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.In addition to giving online or to the more than 25,000 traditional bell ringers, supporters can donate through the Army’s text-to-give program. By texting the word “KETTLE” to 80888, donors can send $10 to the Red Kettle Campaign.From its humble beginnings as a Salvation Army captain’s startup program in 1891 in San Francisco, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. It provides toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army volunteers throughout the country ring bells and solicit donations to the red kettles.Source:Multivu.comlast_img read more

Read More

Colin Farrell To Deliver Keynote Address At The Power Of Possibilities Event

first_imgActor Colin Farrell will deliver the keynote address at Gatepath’s annual Power of Possibilities recognition event on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront in Burlingame, CA.As a parent of a child with special needs, Farrell has a personal connection to Gatepath’s mission of creating a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respected and included. At this memorable event, you will be inspired by Farrell’s story and the stories of people with developmental disabilities who have made extraordinary achievements and accomplishments when given the opportunity to reach for their dreams.Farrell, who has a 13-year-old son diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, will share his insights and journey as a parent in a heart-warming conversation moderated by esteemed Bay Area news anchor and journalist Diane Dwyer. The accomplished Irish-born actor won a Golden Globe for his role in “In Bruges” and is celebrating a Globe nomination for “The Lobster”.“As the parent of a child with special needs, I have learned that disability is often imposed upon a person. Yet what one person deems a disability, another person deems a challenge and, most importantly, an opportunity to show the strength and deep reserve of the human spirit,” Farrell said. “Raising a son with special needs gives me a new perspective on living and thriving with disabilities.”The Power of Possibilities is known for its powerful keynote speakers. Last year, actress and activist Holly Robinson-Peete gave an inspiring speech regarding her son with autism. Popular Glee actress Lauren Potter, and former San Francisco 49er quarterback Steve Young were also previous guest speakers.Gatepath is celebrating 96 years of serving children, youth and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities in the Bay Area and providing support to families.“We are honored to have Colin Farrell join us at this very memorable event,” said Gatepath CEO Bryan Neider. “His voice and personal perspective can truly help raise awareness about the importance and value of creating a culture of acceptance and inclusion in all aspects of life.”Tickets on sale now. There are a limited number of the tickets available. Learn more about this event or reserve your seat today at www.gatepath.org/POP.last_img read more

Read More

NCLAT allows insolvency proceedings against RCom

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Tuesday allowed insolvency proceedings against Reliance Communication after the Anil Ambani-led firm withdrew a challenge to such a move. RCom will be admitted back to insolvency proceedings after the NCLAT allowed the debt-laden firm to withdraw its petition challenging a decision of the Mumbai-bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to initiate such proceedings. RCom had moved the application to withdraw its challenge to the insolvency order after its board felt insolvency was the best course after failed attempts to revive the firm. An NCLAT bench headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya ruled that moratorium on liabilities would start. Moratorium over “sale, transfer or alienate any moveable or immovable property” or “invoke any guarantee or mortgage or any other instrument” of RCom would continue as per the norms of the IBC 2016, it said.last_img read more

Read More

Saha back in the mix with India A callup Pant in ODI

first_imgNew Delhi: Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is back in the scheme of things for India in the longer format after being named in the A squad for the West Indies tour comprising five one-dayers and three four-day games beginning July 11. The 34-year-old was India’s number one Test wicket-keeper until a career-threatening shoulder injury ruled him out of action for almost one year. Saha, who underwent a surgery in August last year, made his Bengal comeback with the Syed Mushtaq Ali and also played five games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL which ended on Sunday. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuWith Rishabh Pant establishing himself in the Test team in his absence, Saha will have to prove himself to the selectors again. The four-day games against West Indies A will be played from July 24 and will be preceded by a five-match one-day series from July 11. The tour has been scheduled ahead of the Test series against the West Indies as part of the inaugural ICC Test Championship which begins right after the 50-over World Cup. The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari have been picked both in the one-day and four-day squad. Both the openers Shaw and Agarwal are expected to be picked in the Test squad for the West Indies series. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersShreyas Iyer will captain India A in the four-day games and Manish Pandey in the one-dayers. Test regulars including R Ashwin, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and pacer Umesh Yadav have not been picked as they are likely to ply their trade in county cricket. The selectors also announced the squads for the home series against Sri Lanka A beginning May 25. Jharkhand wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan will lead India A in the two four-day games in Belgaum and Hubli while Gujarat’s Priyank Panchal will captain the side in five one-dayers beginning June 6 in Hubli.last_img read more

Read More

UNs Côte dIvoire envoy holds talks on planned elections

28 November 2007The senior United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today held talks on elections planned for next year in the country, which has been divided since 2002 between the rebel-held north and Government-controlled south. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, Y.J. Choi, met the President of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Robert Mambé, at the IEC office in Abidjan. “We had a broad discussion on the electoral process,” Mr. Choi said at the end of the meeting, which lasted about one hour, according to the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).A peace accord signed earlier this year by leaders of the Government and rebel Forces Nouvelles in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, paved the way for the elections planned for 2008.Mr Choi, who arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on 20 November, has already met with diplomats, donors and key political players, including President Laurent Gbagbo and the leaders of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire, Henry Konan Bédié, and the Rally for Republicans, Alassane Dramane Ouattara. read more

Read More

Ban calls on all actors in Burkina Faso to act responsibly exercise

“In particular, he calls on the members of the Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) and the national armed forces to abide by the terms of the agreement that they signed on 22 September,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson. According to media reports, the RSP – the presidential guards responsible for the recent coup d’état – are refusing to disarm. “The Secretary-General encourages the transitional authorities to intensify efforts towards the early holding of presidential and legislative elections to allow for the return of constitutional order to Burkina Faso,” the statement continued. It added that the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, will continue to work closely with regional and international partners to support national authorities in the lead-up to peaceful and transparent elections. read more

Read More

Bus Éireann services to run as normal tomorrow

first_imgBUS ÉIREANN SERVICES will operate as normal tomorrow despite no agreement being reached during today’s talks.Intensive negotiations between management and unions took place the Labour Relations Commission today a final deal has yet to be nailed down. The company is seeking €5 million in savings but the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) wants to protect its members’ pay and employment conditions.TheJournal.ie understands that a range of potential measures are being examined but discussions aimed at resolving the dispute are expected to go on for some time. Unions have agreed to give at least 24 hours notice to Bus Éireann if they intend to resume strike actions.Workers had walked out of the job on Sunday in protest at management plans to change terms of employment and pay arrangements. However, they suspended the industrial for 48 hours, beginning Tuesday, to return to talks after the intervention of the LRC.The two-day cessation of services cost the already-loss-making, State-owned transport firm about €500,000.Tomorrow, another union is to count a ballot its members on industrial action. Siptu says it will go ahead with its vote, noting it expects an “overwhelming” majority of its 900 workers to provide a mandate for striking. It will also ballot members who work at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail on whether they should join their CIE colleagues in a move of solidarity.Siptu says its members are concerned about the viability of the companies but will not accept a focus on reducing workers’ pay “while seeking no similar contributions from highly-paid management grades”.Dublin Bus and Irish Rail workers consider strike actionSuspended Bus Éireann strike has already cost company €500,000last_img read more

Read More

Google Play se lance dans labonnement inapp

first_imgGoogle Play se lance dans l’abonnement in-appBien décidé à rendre les applications Android plus rentables pour les développeurs, Google vient de lancer un nouveau système de monétisation censé leur permettre de voir leur revenus augmenter : l’abonnement in-app. Comme son nom l’indique, il permet de s’abonner à un service directement depuis une application.Google vient d’enrichir son magasin d’applications Android d’une nouvelle fonctionnalité qui réjouira sans aucun doute les développeurs en quête de revenus supplémentaires. Alors qu’il était déjà possible de réaliser des achats in-app, les utilisateurs de Google Play pourront désormais souscrire un abonnement, au sein même d’une application. Un nouveau système de monétisation visant à développer la rentabilité des app Android, pour l’heure bien moindre que celle des app iOS.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces abonnements sont parfaitement adaptés à certains types d’applications comme les journaux, les magazines en ligne, mais aussi les jeux, la musique, ou encore la vidéo. Il seront proposés sans engagement et pourront donc être résiliés n’importe quand de façon très simple dans le menu “Mes Applications” de Google Play.L’abonnement in-app peut déjà être intégré par les développeurs à leurs applications. Quant à Google, il s’octroiera 30% des revenus engendrés par les abonnements in-app.Le 29 mai 2012 à 20:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Read More

Fletcher Van Dijks a monster

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher hailed Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool this yearThe Reds signed Van Dijk in January from Southampton for a world record transfer fee of £75m for a defender.Since then, Van Dijk has established himself as a key member of the Liverpool team at the heart of the defence.Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded only five goals in 11 Premier League games this season and sit just two points off leaders Manchester City.“He’s made a massive difference to Liverpool. He’s a monster,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.“He’s so big and powerful. He cruises through games. He’s top class.”The Scot also revealed how he attempted to convince his old club West Brom to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2015 from Celtic.“With my Scottish connections, I watched him play for Celtic,” Fletcher said.“We [West Brom] were looking at centre-backs after the first summer we’ve been there.“I recommended Johnny Evans who we managed to get, which was fantastic,”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“And I also said to go and get Van Dijk. I think it was before he went to Southampton for I think it was £10 or £11 million, and obviously, West Brom felt it was maybe a bit too much.“They were umming and ahhing about £6 million for Johnny Evans. So you can maybe see the dilemma. There wasn’t much money.“I don’t think you’d call them Tony Pulis centre-halfs though, Johnny Evans and Van Dijk!”Van Dijk will likely start for Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Red Star Belgrade in Group C.Virgil van Dijk one of the best players in the league? Darren Fletcher has no doubt. 👊He also explains how the @LFC centre-back could have ended up at @WBA…👀Watch #MNF with @Carra23 and Darren Flecher live on Sky Sports Premier League now! https://t.co/Pu496D1spu pic.twitter.com/GwyVZ31SDL— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) November 5, 2018last_img read more

Read More

Port of Vancouver budget will be focus of meetings

first_imgThe Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss the port’s 2013 budget during a half-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday in the Gateway Conference Room at the port’s administrative office, 3103 N.W. Lower River Road.The budget workshop is open to the public. However, no public comment will be taken during the workshop. The following day, Tuesday, the port’s three-member board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Room, also at the port’s administrative office, to consider adoption of the preliminary budget.Commissioners will take public input Tuesday and during their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The port’s two-page preliminary budget is available at Port of Vancouver USA. The port’s board is expected to vote on the final 2013 budget at its Nov. 13 meeting, during which a formal public hearing will be held.last_img read more

Read More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 3 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Tufts University

first_imgMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA — Tufts University recently announced the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester.The following Wilmington students were recognized:Thomas BurnhamKatherine EdeburnJulia GakeDean’s List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.About Tufts UniversityTufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Tufts University.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”Wilmington’s Dunn & Patel Named To Dean’s List At TuftsIn “Education”last_img read more

Read More