Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs

first_imgPlease join MFLN Military Caregiving and MFLN Personal Finance Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, for our free webinar entitled ‘Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs.’“Many special needs children will be financially dependent on others their entire lives. It’s crucial to have a plan in place that protects the long-term financial well-being of these dependents.”– Mark Albertson, Estate Planning SpecialistPlanning for the future is something everyone should devote substantial time and thought to, but especially families with special needs.Join this collaborative webinar on August 15th to:Explore the importance of this type of planning and decision-making.Discover estate planning considerations across the life cycle of your family member with special needs.Discuss powers of attorney and trusts including revocable living trusts and special needs trusts.Look at needs-based public benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.Presenter: Martie Gillen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, in the Institute for Food and Agriculture at the University of Florida.Continuing Education Credit Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will apply for continuing education (CE) credit from UT School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals. This webinar is also approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC) as well as AFC-certified participants. Additionally, Certificates of completion will be available for participants interested in receiving training hours.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on “Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs.” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on August 4, 2017.last_img read more

DSK Shivajians hammer Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1

first_imgPune, March 13 (PTI) DSK Shivajians crushed Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 to register their biggest win in 12th round encounter of the I-league football tournament, here today. A first-half blitzkrieg from hosts DSK Shivajians saw them race to a three goal lead. Striker Aser Perrick Dipanda broke the deadlock in the 14th minute, before playmaker Douhou Pierre netted a brace (21st & 32nd minute) to give them a 3-0 lead. Defender Subhasish Bose (73rd) scored a consolation goal late in the second half for Sporting. The win was DSK Shivajians second-in-a-row and third of the season and helped them extend their unbeaten run to four games and move into seventh position. In fact, the three points earned takes DSK Shivajians tally to 12 points, level with Mumbai FC (5th) and Salgaocar FC (6th), but behind on head-to-head. Going into this crucial clash, Coach Derrick Pereira opted to field the same team which had beaten East Bengal a week ago. After a slow start to the game, hosts DSK Shivajians began pressing high up. The pressure paid off as a minute before the quarter hour mark, DSK Shivajians took the lead. A quick freekick down the right flank by defender Sena Ralte to Juan Quero had the Spanish winger float in a beautiful cross across the box to striker Perrick who headed home from close. Having taken the lead, the hosts increased their domination and struck again seven minutes later. Winger Quero was once again the creator of the goal as he split the Sporting defense with a neat through pass sending Perrick free in the box on the right. The Cameroonian striker beat a defender with a quick turn to float in a cross at the far post to Douhou who headed in with ease for his second goal in as many games. DSK Shivajians then increased their lead even further couple minutes past the half hour mark when a quick exchange between Douhou and Perrick saw the Ivorian get clear into the box before firing a low shot past the helpless Arindam Bhattacharya in the Sporting goal to complete his brace. A few minutes later, Douhou almost made it four for the hosts only for his goal on Queros cross to be denied by the lineman for offside. Meanwhile, at the other end, Sporting tried to create something but were denied by some resolute defending by Zohmingliana Ralte and Sandesh Jhingan as the first half ended 3-0. While Shivajians were lacking the finish in the final third, Subratas defence was finally breached as a lapse of concentration saw Sporting pull back a goal midway through the half. Defender Subhasish Bose rose above all in the box on Rowlinson Borges corner kick to score off a header in the 73rd minute. PTI KHS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Akshay Kumars son gets black belt in kudo

first_imgMumbai, May 8 (PTI) Akshay Kumar is proud that his son Aarav bagged the first degree black belt in kudo, a Japanese martial art sport.The “Airlift” star, 48, took to Twitter to post an image of his 13-year-old son wearing a blue uniform with a black belt.”Its a #SonDay all d way!After 9 yrs of training my son got his 1st degree black belt in Kudo #proudfather #overjoyed,” he wrote.For Aaravs mother Twinkle, it was the best Mothers Day gift.”The biggest Mothers Day gift! Just got the news from his camp-All the years of nagging have paid off #BlackBelt,” she wrote.Akshay, who is himself a martial art expert, and Twinkle are proud parents to Aarav and daughter Nitara. PTI NDS NDSlast_img

World T20: Harmanpreet happy with semifinal berth but demands more from Team India

first_imgIndia have registered three convincing wins out of three matches in the ICC Women’s World T20 but captain Harmanpreet Kaur still wants her team to keep improving in every aspect.India crushed Ireland by 52 runs on Thursday to qualify for the World T20 semi-finals for the first time in eight years.After posting a decent total of 145 for 6, India’s spinners maintained tight leash on Irish women restricting them to 93 for 8 in 20 overs.ICC Women’s World T20: Clinical India thrash Ireland to reach semi-finalsCourtesy their third win, India now have six points and are assured of a last-four spot along with Australia (6 points from 3 games) with New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland already even before their campaign could officially end.”Happy to qualify into the semis. But a lot of areas to improve. It’a a short format, so sometimes when your main bowler doesn’t bowl according to plan, so you need other bowlers to bowl. That’s why Jemmy and I bowled today,” Harmanpreet said at the post-match presentation.India Women vs Ireland Women: Match HighlightsThe spinners Radha Yadav (3/25), Deepti Sharma (2/15), Poonam Yadav (1/14) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (1/10 in 4 overs) picked wickets at regular intervals although India’s batting performance left a lot to be desired.Ireland were never in the chase conceding as many as 65 dot balls (nearly 11 overs).Once Deepti got the wicket of Gaby Lewis (9) with an off-break and Poonam’s leg-break saw the end of Clare Shillington (23) stumped by Taniya Bhatia, Ireland had no chance whatsoever.A comfortable win for India set up by a Mithali Raj fifty ensured they will progress to the #WT20 semi-finals in Antigua.#INDvIRE report and highlights https://t.co/L4ruo5hzwm pic.twitter.com/69NMYgXK9aadvertisementICC World Twenty20 (@WorldT20) November 16, 2018″To win the WT20, we need to be aggressive in the field. And today, we didn’t bat according to our plans. Same with the bowlers, so need to improve in those areas,” Harmanpreet added.Earlier, India rode on player-of-the-match Mithali Raj’s painstaking 17th half-century to post a below par total but that proved to be much for the Ireland women’s team.Promoted to open the batting, veteran Mithali (51 off 56 balls) added 67 runs in 10 overs with Smriti Mandhana (33, 29 balls) but the innings never gained required momentum on a track that remained a bit damp due to overnight showers.The rest of the batters found it hard to keep the scoreboard ticking and fell cheaply in the quest for quick runs. Barring Mithali and Mandhana, the other batters managed a combined total of just 50 runs with 11 runs coming from extras but that proved to be enough against a clueless Irish side.India will next face Australia in a dead-rubber game as both teams have qualified for the semis but Harmanpreet is not someone to drop the ball in such a scenario and wants her team to play aggressive cricket against the Southern Stars.”Against Australia, we need to be aggressive. If you want to win against them, you need to be aggressive,” Harmanpreet concluded.Also Watch: It’s one of weakest teams vs one of strongest, says Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

When MS Dhoni suggested a Rs 10,000 fine, no one was ever late again for team meetings

first_imgMS Dhoni loves outsmarting the oppostion with his quick thinking, innovative field settings and clever bowling changes. But he also knows how to keep errant teammates in line without having to raise his voice in anger. India’s former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton revealed how MS Dhoni ensured his colleagues were never late for training or for team meetings.MS Dhoni is extremely disciplined and younger players in both the Indian and Chennai Super Kings teams admire his work ethics. Paddy Upton joined the Indian coaching staff in 2008 and asked players what they should give up if they were late. Anil Kumble was then captain of the Test team while MS Dhoni had taken charge of the Indian ODI side the previous year.Both captains had a suggestion in mind but MS Dhoni’s idea came with a bit of a twist.”When I joined the team Anil Kumble was the captain of the Test team and MS Dhoni was the captain of the ODI team. We had a very self-governing process. So we said to the team ‘is it important to be on time for the practice and team meetings?’ Everyone said yes it is.”So we asked them if anyone is not on time is there anything one should give up? We discussed it amongst ourselves and the players, and eventually, it was left to the captain to decide,” Upton said.Anil Kumble felt every latecomer should be fined Rs 10,000 but MS Dhoni devised a different punishment.MS Dhoni decided if a player was late, the rest of the side would pay up Rs 10,000. Each!advertisement”In the Test team, Anil Kumble said that the consequence would be a ten thousand rupees (10,000) fine which the person who was late would have to pay. And then we had the same conversation with the one day team and there also MS (Dhoni) said that ‘yes there should be a consequence. So if somebody is late, everybody will pay 10 thousand rupees fine!’ Nobody was ever late from the one day team again,” Paddy Upton said.Anil Kumble retired from Test cricket in 2008 and MS Dhoni took over as India captain in all three formats. Dhoni, who had already led India to T20 World Cup glory in 2007, would go on to win the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. Under MS Dhoni, India also became the No.1 Test team in the world.Also Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenAlso Read | How India’s World Cup-bound players fared in IPL 2019Also Read | For MS Dhoni, Team India is above everything else: Virat KohliAlso See:last_img read more

Touch Football Australia forges closer ties with Japan Touch Association through historic agreement

first_imgFollowing the successful hosting and securing of the 2015 Touch World Cup mid last year, Touch Football Australia today confirmed an historic partnership with Japan Touch Association (JTA). The agreement (MoU) demonstrates the strong desire and commitment of the world’s leading Touch Football nation to help facilitate growth of the game internationally and build further on the great relationship between both countries. The key elements of the five-year agreement focus on improving Japan’s competitive standard of international competition through coaching support and athlete improvement and participation at events.Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire was in Japan last week with an Australian touring party of High Performance representatives, signing off on the MoU together with JTA Chairman, Shusaku Kuchimoto, and officials in Tokyo. “We are delighted to be in a position to partner with and form a long-standing agreement with Japan Touch Association and help shore up their future on the international stage,” he said.“The agreement provides a robust pathway for their growth and competitiveness against international teams in future years and enshrines our commitment to support them in their quest for excellence and improvement,” Maguire added.“The overall objective of the MoU is to assist the overall High Performance and development objectives of the JTA by facilitating overall access to TFA resources both human and material: these are inclusive of coaching support which we have thoroughly enjoyed through our current visit and participation in international and domestic events.“To this end, this will see Japanese teams joining the 2016 Trans Tasman Series event in Auckland (April) for the first time and expanding their presence in future years’ instalment of the Trans Tasman and other events.”By extension, Australian Men’s Open captain, Steve Roberts, fresh from his Touch World Cup success and who was also in Japan conducting coaching clinics alongside TFA High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, has been confirmed as head coach of the Japanese teams, effective from the 2016 Trans Tasman event. Maguire went on to say the agreement is part of the ongoing commitment by both Touch Football Australia and Touch New Zealand to open the doors to the world to participate more often against the two best nations in the world. “Notwithstanding the level of competition but our events are also the best in the world and buoyed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the 2015 Touch World Cup and the mounting desire to participate in our events, we will further expand into 2017,” Maguire said. “This will include the facilitation of entry of Japan and other nations around the world to join the 2017 Trans Tasman event in Open and Senior divisions.“Our key partners at Touch New Zealand are equally excited to extend the invitation for Japan to compete and significantly open up their development and exposure opportunities.”  Related Files160125_tfa_and_jta_mou_media_release_v1_0-pdfRelated LinksTFA/JTA Agreementlast_img read more

MS Dhoni an era of cricket, not just a player: Matthew Hayden

first_imgMS Dhoni an era of cricket, not just a player: Matthew HaydenMS Dhoni has guided Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles and will be vying for a fourth one against Mumbai Indians on Sunday. For Dhoni’s IPL achievements and his temperament, former CSK player Matthew Hayden has tagged him as ‘an era of cricket’.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 16:21 IST Former CSK player Matthew Hayden with MS Dhoni (Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)HIGHLIGHTSMatthew Hayden called MS Dhoni not just a player but an era of cricketUnder MS Dhoni, CSK have won the the IPL thrice and made it to the final 8 timesCSK will be competing against MI for a fourth IPL title on SundayMS Dhoni has nothing to prove when it comes to captaincy or finishing any game in his trademark style and the stumper has yet again led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their eighth Indian Premier League (IPL) final in 10 seasons and is just one win away from clinching the prestigious trophy for the fourth time.The Yellow Brigade will square-off against Mumbai Indians, who are also a three-time IPL champion, in this year’s summit clash and praising the CSK skipper, his former teammate and Australian great Matthew Hayden has termed Dhoni as “not just a player, he is an era of cricket”.Speaking on a Star Sports special programme for CSK — ‘The Super Kings Show’, former team opener Matthew Hayden said: “You know Dhoni, he is not just a player, he is an era of cricket. In many ways I think MS is like the captain of the gully cricket team, he is one of us, he will do anything.”Talking on the temperament of the veteran, Hayden said: “You see how he warms up, he bowls his leg spinners, he catches, he asks players and people around the squad on how they are doing and he is so relaxed, I think we can all relate to him because we all have busy lives working around with friends and families and that’s a big commitment.”So, someone like that at the helm will make you feel calm, will make you feel relaxed and that’s why Thala Dhoni that word Thala’, obviously meaning the leader of Chennai, but you it’s almost like leader of a nation.”advertisementWith an average of 103.5, the Chennai skipper is so far the leading run-scorer for his side after accumulating 414 runs from 11 innings.His side was second in the league points-table with nine wins from 14 games but CSK went down against Mumbai in the first Qualifier at thier home and later defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets in the second qualifier on Friday to enter their eighth IPL final.Also Read | CSK vs MI IPL 2019 Final: Road to final for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in title clashAlso Read | IPL 2019 Final: Prize money on offer and everything you need to know todayAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow CSK vs MI IPL finalFollow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super Kingslast_img read more


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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 251557 Deaths at Sea Exceed 3034

Rome – A total of 251,557 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where close to 20,000 new arrivals have entered during the month of July, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.According to IOM estimates, the latest discovery of 39 bodies washed up on Libyan shores this week brings the number of casualties to over 3,034 among migrants and refugees who have attempted to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2016. This year’s total so far is significantly higher compared to last year. At the end of July 2015, some 1,917 people had lost their lives at sea.IOM also noted the sharp increase in the number of Nigerian women arriving in Italy in 2015 and 2016. According to the Italian Ministry of Interior, in the first six months of 2016, there have been 3,529 arrivals of Nigerian women, compared to 1,491 in the same period last year. In total in 2015, 5,633 Nigerian women reached Italy by sea and in 2014, there were 1,454 arrivals.IOM estimates that 80 percent of the Nigerian girls are victims of trafficking. “Many of them come from the Edo region, where they are lured into enslavement and subjected to voodoo rituals to brainwash them into accepting their fate. They believe that any attempt to escape or rebel against their traffickers will cause harm to them and their families,” said IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo.IOM’s counter trafficking work in Italy starts at the disembarkation points with information and legal counselling. Women – in groups or individually – are told about Italian legal protection for victims of trafficking.Di Giacomo also reported that only 189 Syrians have arrived in Italy this year from Africa, compared with 4,273 through the first six months of 2015.Meanwhile IOM Athens spokesperson Kelly Namia reported on Friday that a total of 1,732 irregular migrants have reached Greece by sea so far this month, with a total of 160,109 arriving since the beginning of this year.She reported the death of one migrant, a Syrian woman in her late twenties, who was found in a temporary camp near Thessaloniki. This is one of several recent migrant deaths in Greece not related to a dangerous sea voyage from Turkey.According to data provided by IOM Athens, 78,779 Syrians arrived in Greece through the end of June this year, compared with 475,902 during all of 2015.With MAP read more

Video game giant Ubisoft announces 780million Quebec expansion

MONTREAL — Twenty years after coming to Quebec, French video game giant Ubisoft announced plans Tuesday to invest $780 million in the province by 2027, hire more than 1,000 people and open two new studios.Ubisoft’s expansion includes a $135-million investment to open a studio in early 2018 in Saguenay, about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City, said co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot.The company also plans to add 675 jobs in Montreal and another 200 in Quebec City, while opening a fourth bureau in the province in an undisclosed location.“The expertise of Ubisoft’s Quebec studios is one of the motors of the company’s growth,” Guillemot said.He said the company is looking to hire 125 people within five years to work in the Saguenay office.Ubisoft’s studios in the province have developed some of the company’s famous brands including video games Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry.The company, which currently has 3,600 employees in Montreal and Quebec City, has taken advantage of the Quebec government’s subsidy program for multimedia firms.Up to 37.5 per cent of admissible salary expenses is eligible for reimbursement with tax dollars.For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Ubisoft received $90 million from Quebec’s coffers to subsidize employee salaries.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard was on hand for the announcement and said the tax credit program is worth it.“Tax credits on 1,000 jobs created by Ubisoft represents an expense of roughly $160 million,” Couillard said. “It’s a choice we have made.”The province’s subsidy program has been criticized by non-multimedia companies in the province who aren’t offered similar tax credits but who are competing for the same talent.Guillemot said Ubisoft’s Quebec investment has totalled $3.5 billion since 1997 and will increase to $9 billion at the end of its expansion plan. read more

Health warning on Kottu and fried rice

The spokesman pointed out that most of the food outlets which offer kottu and fried rice are run in unhygienic conditions and often keep food in open containers (buckets) at night.Cockroaches and other insects find their way into this food and get chopped when the items for the kotthu are mangled . People eat this unhygienic an and unhealthy food without knowing these facts. According to Dr. Jayatissa around 200 persons between the age of 20 and 50 were covered during the study. They were regular consumers of kottu and fried rice. About 50 per cent of them had high cholesterol and liver enzyme levels which are dangerous to health. A majority of them were lodgers at various boarding houses in and around Colombo. They eat from various food outlets. Dr. Jayatissa pointed out that transfaty acids are very high in kottu and in fried rice because palm oil is used to fry these foods. The palm oil is used to make Kottu and fried rice after using the oil two or three times to fry other varieties of food. Cholesterol deposits in the liver and cause a fatty liver. Eating ‘kottu’ and ‘fried rice’ can shorten your life, a state media report today said quoting the Health Ministry.This has been revealed through research conducted by the Medical Research Institute(MRI) under the guidance of Dr. Renuka Jayatissa. The public should avoid these foods, The Daily News quoted a  Health Ministry spokesman as saying. read more

Sturridge happy to contribute to Reds win

first_imgDaniel Sturridge has expressed his delight in contributing to Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.Sturridge started ahead of Roberto Firmino due to his eye injury in what was his first start for Liverpool this season.It was the first Champions League start for Sturridge since 2012 during Chelsea’s European winning campaign.However, that decision paid off when the former Chelsea man powered the Reds in front with a pinpoint header.Klopp’s men doubled their money from the spot thanks to James Milner, but the Parisians clawed themselves back into the game with Meunier’s strike before half-time before Mbappe completed the comeback.Firmino who came in for Sturridge made headlines with a late winner to ensure a perfect start to their Champions League campaign this season.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He went further to talk about Liverpool’s chances of a silverware this campaign and previous experiences.“The last time was for Chelsea when we won it, so it is great to contribute to the team today, but it’s early days so we aren’t going to get ahead of ourselves,” Sturridge said.“It is a team here and everybody is going to add to the wealth of the club.”He added: “It was great to score and it was a great ball by this man here [Robertson].“Him and Trent (Alexander-Arnold) have got a competition going on, so it was good to help him out.”Liverpool now sit top of their group after Red Star Belgrade and Napoli played out a 0-0 draw.last_img read more

Port of Vancouver weighs testimony from backers opponents of planned oil facility

first_imgTesoro has been a tenant at the Port of Vancouver for years, handling gasoline and diesel.Based in San Antonio, Texas, the publicly-traded company is one of the largest petroleum refiners and marketers in the United States.It has more than 5,700 full-time employees — 1,350 of whom are covered by collective bargaining agreements. It owns and operates seven petroleum refineries in the western United States, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The company reported net income of $93 million, or 67 cents per share, in this year’s first quarter. That compares with net income of $56 million, or 39 cents per share, for the January-to-March period in 2012.The Port of Vancouver got an earful Thursday from backers and opponents of a proposed crude-oil transfer terminal who packed the Board of Commissioners’ hearing room to trumpet their arguments.Executives with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies, who want to build the terminal to handle as much as 380,000 barrels of oil per day, told commissioners the project capitalizes on rising U.S. oil production, boosts the local economy and will operate in ways that minimize harm to the environment.“A lot of family-wage jobs will be created,” said Kent Avery, a senior vice president for Savage.Critics told commissioners the project, which would haul oil by rail and move it over water, conflicts with the port’s own sustainability goals, increases the risk of oil spills in the Columbia River and further fuels global warming.last_img read more

New coastal change committee to meet in January

first_imgClark’s Point set-netter Alannah Hurley talks to Board of Fisheries chair Tom Kluberton about her proposal, which would have allowed setnetters to extend their nets to recoup some fishing time that has been lost as the mudflats fill in there. The board formed a committee to help develop guidelines for addressing coastal change, rather than taking action on that proposal or another that discussed set-net site boundaries. (Photo by Molly Dischner/KDLG)The Board of Fisheries’ new coastal change committee will hold its first meeting next month. The committee is helping the board develop some guidelines for how it deals with commercial fishing boundaries that change along with Alaska’s coastline.Download AudioChanges to Alaska’s coastline and creeks could affect fishing boundaries, but the state Board of Fisheries is waiting to weigh in on possible fixes until a new committee can delve into the issue.BOF Executive Director Glenn Haight said the new committee will hold a preliminary scoping meeting Jan. 4.“The committee was set up to help develop criteria that the board can use when it’s dealing with proposals that are impacted by coastal erosion, and so really it’s not like any other list of criteria the board may look at when it deliberates on certain proposals,” he said. “They have the allocation criteria and the sustainable salmon criteria they follow when they deal with those types of proposals, so this would be similar to that.”Call-in sites will be available at the Dillingham and King Salmon Fish and Game offices, as well as in Fairbanks, Juneau and Anchorage. Individuals can also provide public testimony via teleconference, but must sign up to do so by Jan. 2. Written comments are also being accepted through Jan. 2.This is just the first meeting, Haight said.“The committee needs to wrap its arms around all the aspects that affect these kinds of decisions, whether they’re related to DNR issues, legal issues, enforcement issues, people’s historical use patterns, and things that are happening because of coastal erosion,” Haight said. “They need to put their arms around all of that and try to develop criteria.”The committee was formed at the Bristol Bay finfish meeting in Anchorage in early December, when the board heard testimony from several set-netters asking the board to make their sites whole after time and tides have taken their toll.No one questions whether Dick Armstrong fished the first Graveyard Point sites for decades. But over time, boundary markers have moved and Graveyard Creek has shifted its course, and the family says the sites they have fished for decades are no longer part of the legal Naknek-Kvichak fishing district. So the entire and extended Armstrong clan asked the board to change a boundary at Graveyard Point.At Clark’s Point, the opposite has occurred: the mud flats have filled in, reducing the fishing time for several sites. So set-netters asked the board to allow them to put their nets farther out into the ocean. That proposal was submitted by Alannah Hurley, with support from those at most adjacent sites, and others in the region.The board tabled those requests, instead forming a new committee to consider just how the board should react to environmental change, whether it occurs in Bristol Bay or elsewhere on Alaska’s coast. Board chair Tom Kluberton, of Talkeetna, proposed waiting and forming the committee instead.“I think it’s a really important thing for us to address,” Kluberton said at the meeting. “We know these things came on over a long period of time, but after this meeting I’m absolutely certain we’re going to see an ever-increasing volume of these kind of things.”The new committee is tasked with developing a set of criteria for the board to consider when they look at regulation changes due to erosion issues, new coastline, lost coastline, and similar issues. Board members Reed Morisky, who has experience with construction, and Robert Mumford, who has enforcement experience, were named as members, and asked to consult with the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Department of Law. Other board members also said they wanted to participate in the committee’s meetings.The board discussed having the committee work quickly to address the issues, but did not commit to a firm timeline, in part because Kluberton said they couldn’t control the schedules of the other departments.The committee is  expected to report back on its progress at the board’s January meeting, in Fairbanks, focused on the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region. Haight said there will likely be another meeting after the committee’s first meeting in January.The board’s action is a little slower than what set-netters were looking for, and it’s unclear if the issues will wind up resolved before next summer.Dillingham’s Janet Armstrong-Schlagel said she had hoped the board would take action at this meeting to fix the issue, but understood the board’s choice to be more deliberate.“But at this meeting we have heard of many other areas that have suffered the erosion,” she said. “I didn’t realize that so many other setnetters were affected by it. So I think that if we are going to set the precedent, we can do it for the benefit of many people. So it’s frustrating that we did not get a resolution, but I’m encouraged that they aren’t just kicking it down the road.”Board member Fritz Johnson, a drift permit holder from Dillingham, said he would’ve preferred the board take swifter action to fix a known problem, but accepted that the committee approach was appropriate.“I wish we could solve this problem immediately for the folks on this beach, but I’m guessing that what has been suggested is that we take a broader view and a longer-term view because we will be facing this situation again I’m sure,” he said.Board members referenced again and again that their action could set a precedent for how they respond to similar situations in the future – that was heard in public testimony during the meeting, too.Although the issue at each site is a little different, Armstrong-Schlagel said they’re all in the same boat.“It’s a pretty emotional thing,” she said. “We’re not just talking about lines, we’re talking about people’s livelihoods.”last_img read more

Building Poland

first_imgThe festival not only aims to provide a wholesome insight into Polish culture and art, but also hopes to rouse further interest in the audience so as the association of exchange continues.The festival began with the screening of the documentary film A little  Poland in India  directed by Anu Radha and Sumit Osmand Shaw. A Little Poland in India’ is a first film that has been co-produced between the governments of India and Poland, under the audio-visual agreement between both the countries. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The film is about the time period of  World War II, when about 1,000 Polish children travelled to India.  ‘Our relationship with India stretched back to World War II when India opened her heart to the Polish refugee children and offered them both home and human warmth. We shall never forget the generosity of spirit,’said Piotr Ktodkowski, the Polish ambassador.The film festival will be also screening other films like llumination directed by Krzystof Zanussi, Escape from the Liberty Cinema directed by Wojciech Marczewski, My Father’s Bike  directed by Piotr Trzaskalski and the Promised Land directed by Andrzej Wajda.WHEN: 18 till 23 NovemberWHERE: India Habitat Centre, PVR Select Citywalk (3 December)last_img read more

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first_img Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner are trading in their jerseys for doll costumes in “The Nutcracker.”The two are among the Canadian celebrities set to make cameos as Cannon Dolls in the National Ballet of Canada’s production this holiday season.The ballet company recruits notable personalities every winter to perform the comical roles in each show at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.The characters appear onstage as a cannon goes off to begin the battle scene in the first act, which is set in a winter wonderland in 19th-century Russia.Other notable personalities making guest roles as Cannon Dolls this year include “Come From Away” co-writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein.The list also includes Max Kerman and Anthony Carone of the rock group Arkells, author Emma Donoghue, Olympic figure skaters Eric Radford and Dylan Moscovitch, design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, and pastry chef Anna Olson.Past Cannon Dolls have included Chris Hadfield, Tessa Virtue, Mats Sundin, and Doug Gilmour. Toronto Maple Leafs players among celebs set for ‘The Nutcracker’ cameos AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Canadian Presscenter_img by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2018 9:04 am PDT Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews (34) celebrates with teammate Mitchell Marner after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal on November 18, 2017. Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner are trading in their jerseys for doll costumes in “The Nutcracker.” The two are among the Canadian celebrities set to make cameos as Cannon Dolls in the National Ballet of Canada’s production this holiday season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes last_img read more

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The rarest PIN of all, a locality near Bhayander, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, notes Amazon. OnePlus 5 is expected to come with the same 5. said a senior police officer.Prof Moogat had cheerful attitude. a section of leaders has briefed party supremo Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata that to "prove the charges as malicious and motivated in a court of law will be a herculean task"." the leader added. 2012 3:39 am Related News Black morning * Pune will not forget the bloodshed and mayhem at the Swargate area as a driver rammed his bus into vehicles and pedestrians (?Unstable Pune bus driver mows down 8 (IEJanuary 26) The chief minister met the survivors at the hospital and ordered an inquiry into the episodebut is it sufficient to avoid a recurrence The terms of reference of this inquiry should also include how someone with a flagged record was allowed to drive a buscausing loss of life and public property State transport authorities said they had no provision in place to check a staffers mental health status That is unacceptable Alsowe shall be failing in our duty if the two brave bikers who tailed the bus are not suitably rewarded Yash P Verma Pune Publics Day * The Republic Day is meant to be a celebration of Indias solidarity and integrity But the issues Id like to raise are two Onecan a country like India afford to spend so much money on a days celebration And twois the celebration for all or just for the elite With a pretentious military paradecumbersome safety checks and friskingand horrendous traffic jamsthe common man is made to feel like an outsider We need a change in the formatwhere the nations cohesion and the common man are equally celebrated Ragini Sabnavis Mumbai Pressing matter * Apropos Katju again: Rushdie a substandard writer (IEJanuary 26)one feels that the PCI chairman is getting embroiled in needless controversies by questioning the intellectual calibre of journalistsnominating Ghalib for Bharat Ratna and taking a dig at Salman Rushdie Today with increasing corporatisationthe media is confronted with several challenges The need of the hour is for the PCI to reinvent itself to enforce its mandate of ensuring professional and ethical accountability in print media Yuvraj Ravindra Patil Pune Keep looking east * The edit Waterworlds (IEJanuary 27) sums up the shared interests of India and Thailand in securing their extended oceanic neighbourhood of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean People-to-people links through tourism and common Buddhist heritage are already well-entrenched Given that both India and Thailand are oil importersdeveloping efficient and safe transportation networks have long-term utility in ensuring energy security and extending reach into the heart of the ASEAN The recent shift in Myanmars stance towards restoring democracy can bridge the Indo-Thai geopolitical gap The Chennai-Dawei corridor could lead the way to revival of multiple infrastructure projects benefiting the Northeast and south India in equal measure Incredible India meeting Amazing Thailand should prove a happy hunting ground for South-East Asian diplomacy Sudipta Das Kolkata For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: December 31 2016 7:20 pm Most-anticipated films of 2017 Top News The year 2016 was an interesting year for the south Indian film industry and the fans The growth of the regional film industry saw a spike in the blockbuster business with more number of films making more than Rs 100 crore at the box office Malayalam film industry which has tapped its unused potential in the commercial space with Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan was a winner South Indian fans also got to watch superstar Rajinikanth in action on the big screen after two long years While commercial films like Vijay’s Theri Jr NTR’s Janatha Garage among others created several box office records the year 2016 also gave us content-driven films like Visaranai Kammattipadam among others But the new year is already a most exciting year for the movie buffs as most of the anticipated films have been slated to release in 2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion Without an iota of doubt the final part of the two-part epic series is the highly-awaited film across the country The film which was initially announced to release in 2016 was postponed to 2017 due to delays in production The film directed by Rajamouli is now scheduled to release in next April and will finally answer the question of the decade– Why Kattappa killed Baahubali 20 The sequel to 2010’s Enthiran is another most-anticipated film of 2017 The film which is fast nearing the completion also marks the debut of Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar in the south who is playing the main antagonist in the film The expectations around the film shot up to the next level after the filmmaker unveiled the first looks of the leading actors promising the audience an epic face off between good and evil Bairavaa: The south Indian fans will kickstart the year with Bairavaa which is slated to open in theatres on January 12 on the occasion of Pongal The film has been the favouite of the trade since it went on the floors thanks to Vijay’s 2016 film Theri which became Kollywood’s biggest money-spinner Since it is also Vijay’s 60th film it is also special for the actor’s fans Khaidi No 150: Chiranjeevi’s out-and-out action film is slated to release on Sankranti Khaidi No 150 a remake of Tamil hit Kaththi marks Chiranjeevi’s return to the big screen after a decade 1971 – Beyond Borders The forthcoming war movie is part of the Major Mahadevan series of Mohanlal 1971 – Beyond Borders a prequel to Kurukshetra is based on the true events of the 1971 India-Pakistan war Mohanlal will play a double role one as iconic Major Mahadevan and as his dad Colonel Sahadevan Mohanlal’s another film Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol which was supposed to release on Christmas 2016 will now open in theatres early next year Ezra: Prithviraj’s upcoming horror thriller will also open in theatres in 2017 as the filmmakers were forced to postpone the film release date due to an ongoing crisis in the Malayalam film industry The film set in the Kerala’s Jewish background is said to be the most honest attempt at the horror genre Lucifer: This is another highly-awaited film for Malayalam film fans as it marks Prithviraj’s debut as a director What’s more Mohanlal will be playing the lead role And we don’t need to say anything more as to why this is a most-anticipated film Gautamiputra Satakarni: The Telugu film fans will kick-start the year with this epic period film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna The film is special for his fans as it is 100th film in his successful career and the trailer of the film has promised the audience a visual treat on an epic scale Singam 3: Actor Suriya’s much-awaited film was postponed thrice before the filmmaker finally locked the Republic Day weekend in 2017 to release the film Singam 3 is the most popular film in the Singam franchise created by director Hari Velaiilla Pattathari 2: The sequel to 2014 film is highly-awaited for more than one reason: The film brings back our favourite character Raghuvaran and marks the comeback of Kajol in Kollywood after 20 years The Bollywood actor has been roped in to play an important role who was last seen in 1997 film Minsara Kanavu What’s more the film is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth Thala 57: Ajith’s forthcoming film is yet to get a title but it has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to the new fit avatar of its lead actor Ajith is said to be playing a spy in the film which is directed by Siva The film also marks the Kollywood debut of Vivek Oberoi and Akshara Haasan Mahesh Babu and AR Murugadoss film The title of the bilingual film is expected to be revealed in January Ace filmmaker Murugadoss is taking his sweet time to complete his maiden film with Mahesh Babu which is the actor’s debut in Tamil The film is said to be the 20 version of the director’s 2012 super-hit movie Thuppakki The Great Father: After a not so great year at the box office Mammootty is tipped to revive his stardom in 2017 with this family drama-cum-thriller The film is produced by Prithviraj and has Arya and Sneha in important roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Bloomberg | Updated: July 27 2017 11:47 am PayPal split from online marketplace EBay Inc two years ago to speed its transition from a payment button on websites into a tool that lets people find and pay merchants and send money to friends through smartphone apps (Source: Bloomberg) Related News PayPal Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman keeps converting one-time rivals into allies and investors are embracing the results The transactions business announced a new deal with Bank of America Corp that will help expand its reach beyond websites and into physical stores It also reached a cross-border shopping agreement with search engine Baidu Inc that will connect 700 million Chinese shoppers with 17 million PayPal merchants Those are the latest of 24 deals forged over the past 18 months between PayPal and a variety of technology banking and credit card companies including Apple Inc Visa Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co “PayPal is now seen as a partner instead of a disruptor and that’s good for PayPal” said Josh Olson analyst at Edward Jones & Co Those alliances helped PayPal add a record 65 million accounts in the second quarter to reach 210 million customers Users are also going to the service more frequently with 323 transactions per account over the trailing 12 months up 10 percent from a year earlier the San Jose California-based company said Wednesday in a statement Schulman said PayPal is on track to add 25 million new accounts this year thanks to deals that increase the number of places the payments service is accepted and raise the number of accounts that can be linked to its digital wallet Partners are encouraging their customers to create PayPal digital wallets because it helps them increase their own transactions Schulman said in an interview “We drive a lot of growth back to our financial institution partners” he said PayPal split from online marketplace EBay Inc two years ago to speed its transition from a payment button on websites into a tool that lets people find and pay merchants and send money to friends through smartphone apps The shares rose as much as 39 percent in extended trading after the company reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates and increased its earnings forecast for the year The stock closed at $5879 on Wednesday in New York and has increased 56 percent the past year The Apple deal which allows people to make purchases with PayPal in the App Store and on iTunes gives the company a boost across mobile platforms Schulman also wants customers to use their smartphones to pay for goods in physical stores which is why he’s been cutting deals with banks and credit card companies PayPal sees a stronger presence in physical stores where most purchases still occur as the best way to increase payments volume It hopes to lure shoppers with time-saving features such as apps that let them order ahead and skip lines to encourage the transition from cash and credit cards to mobile wallets The company’s one-touch feature lets shoppers quickly pay with mobile devices using saved account information Venmo PayPal’s person-to-person payments platform handled transactions worth $8 billion in the second quarter more than double the same period a year earlier The company is pushing to expand the service which is used most frequently by friends and family members to split expenses like dinner or rent Thousands of PayPal merchants can now accept payments through Venmo and PayPal wants to boost that number to millions by the end of the year Schulman said Former PayPal parent EBay acquired Venmo in its $800 million purchase of Braintree Payment Solutions LLC in 2013“We’re encouraged by our early results on that” Schulman said “Merchants are eager to tap into the millennial Venmo shopper” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday issued directions to officials for addressing top military firms’ concerns over licensing and tax issues and reiterated the government’s commitment to facilitating private sector’s participation in defence manufacturing Sitharaman discussed various issues relating to implementation of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector with representatives of industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) including top executives of a number of Indian and foreign defence firms The defence minister issued directions to the team of officers headed by the Defence Secretary for time-bound action on key issues raised at the round table including the resolution of licensing with the Home Ministry tax-related matters with the Finance Ministry and commercialisation of technologies developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) the defence ministry said in a statement File image of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman AFP It said a wide range of issues including matters relating to licensing taxes and duties and ways to speed up the procurement processes were discussed at the meeting Ways to streamline the offsets regime and creation of a tiered defence industrial ecosystem with full integration and skilling of manpower in the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises sector were also deliberated upon during the meeting Sitharaman conveyed to the top executives of the private defence industry that the government was "fully committed" to removing all the stumbling blocks and facilitating private participation in defence manufacturing with the objective of bringing high value foreign investment into the sector officials said She told them that focus of the initiative is to ensure self-reliance in meeting the country’s defence needs and that the government will provide a level playing field to the industry Sitharaman also asked the officials to ensure timely conclusion of procurement proposals In May the government had unveiled the strategic partnership model under which select private firms will be roped in to build military platforms such as submarines and fighter jets in India in partnership with foreign entities "The present government has taken a series of significantpolicy initiatives including promulgation of DPP (defence procurement procedure) 2016 which gives highest priority to indigenous design and manufacture of defence equipment introduction of Strategic Partnership model liberalisation of FDI norms and providing a level-playing to private industry" the defence ministry said By: PTI | Toronto | Published: December 13 2017 8:25 pm The researchers are now looking at ways for modern video games to be designed in a way that helps people who struggle socially (File Photo) Related News Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially according to a study which found that the popular augmented reality game has a lot of social aspects and requires players to have good social competence Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada recruited 101 Pokemon Go players between the ages of 18 and 28 to take part in the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences After completing questionnaires about their personality social anxiety and social competence participants played the game for 20 minutes Through observing players’ performance in the game the researchers found that extroverted participants caught more Pokemon visited more PokeStops and travelled greater distances than players who described themselves as socially introverted The researchers are now looking at ways for modern video games to be designed in a way that helps people who struggle socially “In the beginning players might only need to communicate with a person through text but as the game reaches a higher level they may have to actually be physically close to other players to collaborate and win” said Adri Khalis from UBC “The game provides a context in which interacting with others might be easier than walking up to a stranger and striking up a conversation from the get-go” Khalis said As modern video games become more popular it’s important to understand how individual personality traits influence behaviour said Amori Mikami from UBC “Being socially confident not only helps us succeed in face-to-face ‘real world’ activities but it also seems to apply to video games” said Mikami For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | Published: January 31 2017 5:41 pm Snapchat’s Stories are facing a serious threat from Instagram’s Stories Related News Snap Inc the parent company for Snapchat might be getting ready for its IPO listing towards March but it looks like the app is facing a serious threat from Instagram According to a report on TechCrunch by Josh Constine Instagram Stories which is a copy of the feature on Snapchat has resulted in a sharp drop in views for the Snapchat stars and audience The TechCrunch report relies on “analytics providers social media celebrities and talent managers” who told the website that Snapchat Stories have declined; both in views and the number of people posting original content The decline is between 15 to 40 per cent in views On Snapchat you can see how many people have viewed your ‘Story’ as well In contrast the report highlights that influencers and social media celebrities are seeing a sharp rise in Instagram Stores with the views going up massively Watch all our videos from Express Technology In January this year Instagram reported that it has 150 million daily active users nearly half of the total daily active users on the app Instagram has over 500 million monthly active users and 300 million daily active users For Instagram the boost in usage of Stories will mean more advertising and revenues According to eMarketer 74 per cent of US companies plan to use Instagram this year up from 53 per cent who used it for marketing in 2016 The report on TechCrunch also points out people are posting less on Snapchat which should be worrying for the messaging app that has relied on the success of Stories for its popularity The report also highlights how Snapchat’s end of auto-play feature for Stories could have resulted in a drop in numbers On Snapchat now users can create their own playlist in order to watch stories but it means binge story-watching is impacted Also read: Snapchat’s redesigned app with universal search is now out for iOS While Snap Inc didn’t comment for the report it looks like content creators are turning away from Snapchat which is not such great news considering the upcoming IPO The report quotes Nick Cicero CEO of creative studio and social video analytics platform Delmondo as saying”Overall from August to November 2016 the average unique viewers per Snapchat Story has decreased about 40%” For Snapchat Instagram is not the only competition to worry about Facebook is already testing its own version of Stories in Ireland and just like Instagram these Stories will be displayed on top of the News Feed It doesn’t help that Snapchat is still an incredibly complicated app to understand for most users above the age of 30 Facebook owns WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram; the first two have 1 billion monthly active users each while Instagram is at 500 million WhatsApp is also exploring a ‘Stories’ style feature while Messenger has been redesigned to look a lot more like Snapchat with the focus being on the camera As Snap Inc gets ready for its IPO it will face closer scrutiny especially around its numbers and future growth prospects in international markets For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Balbir Punj | Published: March 4 2015 1:46 am Both in the case of securing the release of the Kerala nurses and in the case of the Jesuit priest the PM ignored his critics who charged him with a bias against minorities and went ahead to secure his goal quietly and efficiently Related News Securing the release of the Catholic priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar from his Afghan Taliban captors should be viewed in different ways The Jesuit priest himself said on arrival at the Delhi airport from Kabul: “It is because of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi [that] I am here He saved me” What Father Alexis said was an understatement He alone having faced possible execution knows the wave of hope and trough of dejection as the prime minister took personal charge of the negotiations to secure his release The priest was abducted on June 4 2014 from Sohadat village 25 km from the provincial capital of Herat At the time he was in a school overseeing Jesuit aid and rehabilitation work among Afghan refugees The news of his release was first broken to his anxious family with whom the PM spoke as well as to the public through Modi’s tweet The PM not only spoke to the priest at Kabul airport but also ensured that the father and brother of the victim could come to New Delhi to receive him The PM also enabled the family members to stay on in Delhi overnight Father Alexis’s safe return home is an important development when other Islamist militant forces like the Isis almost daily threaten global powers like America France Japan and even neighbouring Jordan with displays of brutal killings of their captives from those countries Against this backdrop for the Indian government to have kept the backchannel negotiations under wraps for as long as nine months is a tribute to the efficiency that has been injected into the administration The Congress-led Kerala government had publicly acknowledgedthe efficiency of the external affairs ministry’s backchannel diplomacy when the Kerala nurses captured by the Isisin Iraq (most of them Christians) were released After Father Alexis’s return from captivity the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India which was just the other day expressing its apprehensions about the safety of minorities under the Modi regime issued a statement appreciating the PM’s personal efforts towards getting the priest released Despite the hullabaloo over “minorities in danger” the hallelujahs from the bishops’ body including its reference to “sustained negotiations” by the PM reveals that the truth about this regime has finally begun to prevail against the motivated propaganda “A diplomatic coup” is how the spokesman of the bishops’ body Father Joseph Chinnayyan described the event Obviously the Islamists have developed some respect for India after the new government here has proven that it means business and is prepared to walk its talk India today has both the political will and the naval and air strength and commandos to execute what it says In both cases of securing the release of the Kerala nurses and that of the Jesuit priest?

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Modi alleged.The price of land today is in crore he said Rabri Devi headed RJD government in Bihar from 1997 to2005 "What so special that while RJD leaders Raghunath Jhaand Kanti Singh gifted their valuable lands to Tejaswi Yadavand Tej Pratap Yadav and similarly Siddiqui and SudhaShrivastava parted their valuable land for a paltry sum toRabri Devi" he asked Modi who is former Bihar deputy chief minister asked why chairman of the MLA cooperativeJaiprakash Narayan Yadav and its secretary Bhola Yadav bothclose aides of Lalu Prasad Yadav have not made the list ofallottees of plot of the cooperative public Modi the leader of Opposition instate Legislative Council also questioned the silence ofChief Minister Nitish Kumar over the irregularities in MLA cooperative instead of dissolving the committee immediately Starting from allegations of dumping soil of an upcoming mall in the state capital in which Lalu’s ministerialsons have stake in Patna zoo last month Modi has regularly come up with series of allegations of corruption andacquiring benami properties against Yadav’s family Yadav and his party leaders have dismissed theallegations and leveled counter-allegations against Modi of patronising his businessman brother RK Modi in"dubious" deals Written by ANI | Washington | Published: August 4 2009 12:25 pm Related News Actress Mischa Barton has assured her fans that shes feeling great following a mysterious health scare The OC star was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles last after reportedly suffering a meltdown and calling cops to her Hollywood home Howeverthe 23-year-old recently appeared in a media party with a smile on her face and told reporters she is feeling much better “I’m feeling great I’m really happy” Contactmusic quoted her as telling OK Magazine Barton has returned to work on new TV series The Beautiful Lifeinsisting that filming is “going really well… I’m excited” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saundarya Mehra | Lucknow | Updated: August 23 2017 1:30 am Gujarat Fortunegiants are on a seven-match unbeaten run Related News Playing their first away match after a stellar show in Ahmedabad Gujarat Fortunegiants continued their victory march with a thumping 35-21 win over Puneri Paltan in Lucknow As it has been the case so far in the league Fortunegiants defenders kept the game in their hold and didn’t let the experience of Deepak Niwas Hooda Rajesh Mondal hamper their unbeaten run in the fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi “It is good for kabaddi lovers that a team playing its first season is putting up a great show I wish we continue to deliver such performances I also hope we see other teams step up to the occasion and play like Gujarat Fortunegiants have done so far” said Gujarat Fortunegiants coach Manpreet Singh “Fazel played exceptionally well and was supported by Abozar” he added The Iranian dup of Fazrl Atrachali and Abozar Mighuani who have been guarding Gujarat’s two corners didn’t let Pune’s raiders escape from their aggressive play In the 12th minute of the first half Fortunegiants took down Deepak Niwas Hooda with Fazel’s strong ankle hold giving them a four point lead “Both of them are experienced players and know each other very nicely They are very well aware of each other’s tactics Their combination is working for us” Manpreet said It was just matter of time that Fortunegiants defenders forced the first all-out of the match taking their score to 14-5 From there on the Pune team couldn’t make a way back and at half time the score was 16-7 While Pune managed to keep Gujarat’s ‘raiding machine’ Sachin Tawar quiet in the second half Abozar in the right corner led the rout of Pune’s raiders With three minutes remaining in the match Abozar held Deepak’s right leg so firmly that the Pune captain could not make an escape from it With Deepak taken off Pune trailed 20-28 and were inflicted the second all-out by Pawan Sehrawat’s successful raid When asked about his game strategy against his previous teammates Fazel said “I have played with Rajesh Mondal Dharmaraj Cheralathan Sandeep Narwal Deepak Hooda and I know how they play So I had planned accordingly I feel good after scoring nine points” Both teams possess strong defence and it was showcased as star raiders from either side could not score more than five points Fazel who suffered an injury in his right hand during Gujarat’s previous match scored his seventh high 5 With this win Gujarat are now on a seven match unbeaten run and top Zone A with 41 points UP Yoddha yet to open their account at home UP Yoddha suffered their fourth defeat on the trot (Source: File) Another night and another one to despair for Nitin Tomar and UP Yoddha as they succumbed to their fourth defeat at the hands of Bengal Warriors As it has been the case for the debutants last five minutes eventually turned the game into Warriors favour as the visitors registered a narrow 32-31 win in Lucknow “It is unfortunate that we could not cross the line once again Our defence gets nervous in the last moments and that is where we lose the game” said Nitin According to UP coach Uday Kumar his team had a plan to stop Jang Kun Lee and Maninder Singh But it was Deepak Narwal’s Super 10 points that took the game away from the hosts Nitin who has been leading the Yoddha’s charge scored eight points but his efforts went in vein as the defence once again fumbledin the last moments Lee and Deepak proved difficult to hold as Nitin and his men’s efforts were not enough for the hosts Despite starting the game on an even note Bengal team forced an all out in the final seconds of the first half to take a 19-14 lead at the break In the second half both the teams kept the scoreline intact while each and every point scored by the home team was cheered by the crowd “We will definitely win the last two games We want to win it for the home support we have received so far” Neither team was willing to give an inch with only three minutes to play Warriors took a narrow lead with South Korean sensation Jang Kun Lee giving his side a two point lead However with Mahesh Goud the UP team manage to make it 31-32 before Deepak made an empty raid to make sure that Bengal Warriors recorded their third win of the season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Mundayur | Hyderabad | Updated: July 30 2017 5:04 pm Fans at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad during Jaipur-Delhi match Related News Telugu Titans captain Rahul Chaudhari scored his first raid point of the season and Hyderabad’s Gachibowli stadium exploded It isn’t the biggest of sports arenas As a matter of fact if one were to make a list of the biggest stadiums in the country Gachibowli Stadium where Telugu Titans play their home matches and where the first leg of Pro Kabaddi’s fifth season is being played probably wouldn’t be considered But where it loses out on capacity the stadium makes up for it with the atmosphere It is a closed stadium which means that the noise bounces off the ceiling thus making it a recipe for a cauldron like atmosphere The presence of film and cricket stars have become a prerequisite in any professional league in the country and it is no different in Pro Kabaddi Sachin Tendulkar and South Indian film industry stars Chiranjeevi and Rana Dagubatti were present for the opening ceremony on Friday and so was Akshay Kumar who also sang the national anthem There was though one entity missing from the atmosphere Noise It is safe to say that nearly half of the audience that filled the seats as the first match got underway was not present for the opening ceremony The big screen flashed a decibel metre from time to time It showed that the sound levels were averaging over 85 dB a reflection of the aforementioned closed ceiling effect The loudest cheers always came whenever Tendulkar came into focus The batting great’s endearing popularity was there for all to see as the cheers that came for Akshay Chiranjeevi and Rana Dagubatti paled in comparison to what he received But even Tendulkar was no match for the noise levels that one could experience once Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas took to the mat The crowd only grew more boisterous when Rahul Chaudhari ran riot and led the home side to a comfortable win The second match between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan which turned out to be one-sided affair There was no home side involved and so once again the crowd was pretty dormant On the contrary this atmosphere was on full display with flowers on either side on Day 2 The first match of the day was between Dabang Delhi and Jaipur Pink Panthers two teams that Hyderabad wouldn’t care much for one would think That is what it looked like in the early minutes when Jasvir Singh’s raids were wreaking havoc on the Delhi defence It looked like this would be another one sided game but then came the turnaround Dabang Delhi started fighting back with Iranian duo Meraj Sheykh and Abolfazal Maghsodlou making some truly incredible raids The crowd responded and soon the atmosphere was one that could not be seen at any point on Day 1 Every point that Dabang Delhi scored was greeted with a cheer The underdogs had become the home side the Iranians had become crowd favourites The match ended with Delhi recording a remarkable win And so the stage was set for both players and fans of the Telugu Titans to take on Patna Pirates It was the away side that secured the first two points But when the Titans came back on level terms the ceiling shook with all the noise it was holding down The crowd cheered and booed as the match went by Even when their team were losing the sheer joy of watching an on-song Pardeep Narwal was obvious with many cheering him on when he got the ‘Super Raid’ despite that sounding the death knell for the Titans In the midst of all this the presence of Jaipur Pink Panthers owner and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was forgotten All these point out to one inescapable fact Throw in as many celebrities as you want the crowd in Hyderabad wants to see some good Kabaddi You give them that and they give you a dynamite of a stadium atmosphere For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 22 2013 1:17 am Related News Pointing out that the UT Police should have informed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) commandant before arresting two constablesthe ITBP officials said that they would be taking action against bank staff and police officialswho had allegedly tarnished their image ITBP Spokesperson Deepak Pandey said?Taylor Schilling, There is a very small amount of plastic towards the top and bottom edges, but it seems that is just to accommodate the antennae. 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