6 Allahabad High Court staff held for theft

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against six persons, including two employees with the Allahabad High Court, for allegedly stealing and destroying court documents.In September last year, the Allahabad High Court had directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the missing High Court and lower court documents in a particular case. The agency submitted its report on January 18.According to the CBI, the files were stolen in connivance with two peons posted with the High Court — Dilip Kumar Chandel and Narendra Kumar. The others named in the FIR are Subhash Chandra, Chandra Veer Singh, Basudev and Rajvir. On further directions of the High Court, the CBI has now registered a case against the accused persons, booking them under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.Untraced filesThe theft came to light when a Division Bench of the High Court was hearing a criminal appeal. The case files were sent to the Court on July 25 last year. The lower court record was returned to the office the same day. The High Court file was returned two days later and the same was received in the criminal appeal section. However, both the files could not be traced later.The High Court, during the next hearing on August 31 last year, observed that there would be no option, but to cancel the bail of the accused persons Basudev and Rajbir, and issue a direction for enquiry. In September, the Court directed the Registrar General to look into the matter and submit a report.last_img read more

Situation is worse than Emergency, says Mayawati

first_imgBahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Monday hit out at Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, saying his government had led the country into an era that was “worse than the Emergency.” Addressing party workers of western Uttar Pradesh at a convention here, the BSP chief also reached out to OBCs, who had withdrawn their support in the last few elections. “Babasaheb wanted reservation for the OBCs. People belonging to OBCs are not getting reservation commensurate with their population. The issue of reservation in the private sector is still pending and so is reservation in promotions. The BJP is against the very idea of reservation,” said the four-time Chief Minister who is trying to revive the fortunes of her party after it won only 19 seats in the 2017 Assembly polls, down from 80 in 2012, its worst performance since 1991 when it had won 12 seats.Amid slogans hailing BSP founder Kanshiram, Babasaheb Ambedkar and herself by thousands of party cadres, many of whom had painted themselves in blue, the colour of the party, she said, “The situation in the country is worse than during the Emergency. In order to intimidate leaders of the Opposition and muzzle their voice, all the arms and agencies of the central government like Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and Income Tax (IT) have been let loose on them.” She repeatedly accused Prime Minister Modi of acting against the welfare and interests of Dalits, the downtrodden and weaker sections of society. “I resigned from the Rajya Sabha because I was not allowed to speak for my people. What is the point of being a member of Parliament when I cannot talk about atrocities on Dalits in the Parliament of the country,” she said. Dalit intellectuals like Dr. Satish Prakash, who came to listen to the BSP leader told The Hindu that “the extent of the crowd which turned up to listen to her proves that she is still a mass leader and she cannot be dismissed.” “But the real question is not attracting crowds at rallies but winning elections. And to win elections with an aggressive BJP and Modi at the helm, the BSP supremo needs to do a complete makeover in how she connects with her cadres and the language of her politics. She needs to go back to the way BSP started. She needs to hit the ground,” said Dr. Prakash.Ms. Mayawati said that she would hereafter interact more with workers at such conventions on the 18th of every month. The party has planned eight such conventions across the State.last_img read more

Kelly continues nomadic training style ahead of ONE Macau card

first_img“It’s been a year since the last time that I fought. I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly.“I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent in the cage in Macao. I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ “For me, I don’t have a stable gym where I train at full-time. I train more naturally. Whichever gym I find myself in, that’s where I train,” said Kelly (12-3). “Mostly, I just watch YouTube videos and apply it to my training and then I go to some gyms to test it out. I am in the constant search for more knowledge for my career.”“I have been doing this for the past eight years. I am still confident as to how I conduct my training. It has given me success in the past. I still believe that it will give me the success in my upcoming fight. It all boils down to discipline.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKelly has suffered a minor slip in his ONE Championship tenure losing two of his last fights against Narantungalag Jadambaa and Ev Ting.He plans to stop that slide as he takes on the 40-year-old Boku (25-11), who’s five years his elder, come their Macau fight. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Eric Kelly. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly plans to continue to jump around gyms as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Japanese featherweight Kotetsu Boku in ONE Championship’s Kings & Conquerors on August 5.Unlike most fighters who train under one stable, Kelly doesn’t stay under one group and instead travels to different gyms to fine-tune his submission-based style of fighting.ADVERTISEMENT We need to make our outside shots in Lebanon – Reyeslast_img read more

Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Marin Cilic to advance to final, chases seventh title of the year

first_imgTop-seeded Rafael Nadal will play for his seventh title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.Nadal improved his current winning streak to 16 matches after beating fourth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-5, 7-6 (3) Saturday in the semifinals.Nadal, who won a tour-best sixth title of the season at the China Open last week, has now beaten Cilic in five of their six matches.The Spaniard hadn’t lost his serve in 32 service games but Cilic broke him twice, in the sixth and 10th games of the second set.At 30-40 in the sixth game, Nadal netted a forehand volley to surrender his serve for the first time, and responded by twice angrily banging his racket on his leg, just above the knee.Nadal failed to take advantage of his first match point when he made a forehand error at 40-30 in the 10th game, and went on to have his serve broken.Leading 6-3 in the second-set tiebreaker, Nadal prevailed on his second match point when Cilic netted a service return.Nadal, who was a finalist here in 2009, will play the winner of the semifinal between second-seeded Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro.The Shanghai Masters wants to expand to a 10 or 11 day event, increase its draw size from 64 to 96, and raise prize money to more than $10 million, starting in 2019.The ATP board is expected to discuss Shanghai’s request next month.last_img read more

US Makes World Hockey Final 8

first_imgPRAGUE — Brock Nelson scored twice and added an assist May 10 as the United States clinched a spot in the quarterfinal of the ice hockey world championship with a 3-1 victory over Slovenia.The Czech Republic also advanced to the knockout stage by beating Germany 4-2.Nelson has six goals at the tournament and leads the scoring chart together with Sweden’s Filip Forsberg.The U.S. team leads Group B with 15 points from six games, while Russia and Finland are tied for second with 12. Slovenia has zero and will be demoted to the second-tier tournament next year.“All through the game we did a good job of getting to the net,” said Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis, who had three assists. “That’s where all the goals came from. Brock’s a big strong guy and he was really good around the net tonight.”Nelson netted off Mike Reilly’s pass from behind the net 4:17 into the game and added his second on a power play with 3:28 remaining in the first period. Jack Eichel had the third American goal in the final period.Ales Music netted for Slovenia on a breakaway in the second.U.S. goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 21 shots.Jaromir Jagr set up captain Jakub Voracek 7:36 into the final period to score the winning goal for the Czechs, who joined Sweden in second place of Group A with 13 points, two behind leading Canada. Germany has six.“It was our duty to advance,” Voracek said. “We are well aware that we’re strong in offense. There’s no need to panic when we’re 1-0 down. We have to focus on avoiding defensive errors. The goals will come for sure.”The 43-yeard-old Jagr added an insurance goal with 4:02 to go for his fourth at the tournament.In the first period, Michal Vondrka answered Daniel Pietta’s goal for Germany. Michael Wolf restored the German lead in the second before Petr Koukal tied the game again for the Czechs rally.Russia can also clinch a quarterfinal berth by beating Slovakia later May 10, while Canada plays Switzerland.(KAREL JANICEK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Dabo Swinney Getting Crushed For New Comment On Players Skipping Bowls

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is facing some major criticism for a new comment on players skipping bowl games.Swinney explained that he is not in favor of people living their lives in fear.“You have different influences. Everybody kind of lives their life in fear. Anybody can get hurt in any game. Why play your senior year at all?”“I personally don’t live my live that way — wrap yourself in bubble wrap. You can get hurt doing anything.”Dabo on skipping bowls: “You have different influences. Everybody kind of lives their life in fear. Anybody can get hurt in any game. Why play your senior year at all?”I personally don’t live my live that way — wrap yourself in bubble wrap. You can get hurt doing anything.”— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 18, 2018Unsurprisingly, this comment is not going over well. While Swinney’s comments might have some legitimacy, they ring pretty hollow when they come from a man who’s making more than $6 million a season.The best argument for paying college football players is Dabo Swinney’s existence.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 18, 2018Pretty easy to say when you’re cashing $7.5 million checks until 2024 regardless of health or professional competence https://t.co/JqH5z1VBp5— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) December 18, 2018″let them eat cake,” said dabo swinney from the throne made out of his thirty five million dollar buyout https://t.co/ekeCrfthLE— The Smoking Musket (@smokingmusket) December 18, 2018Dabo Swinney makes $6.2m this year. https://t.co/9jcU5LaU1V— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) December 18, 2018The problem with people like Dabo Swinney is that they absolutely believe the bullshit they spout.— Red Cup Rebellion dot com website (@RedCupRebellion) December 18, 2018Clemson is set to play in a major bowl game this year. The Tigers are taking on Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff at the Orange Bowl.Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Comments On Michigan’s Struggles This Season

first_img “We said preseason that when you install a new offense – when I’ve ever taken a job and you put something in – it’s a five- to six-week period where everybody is getting used to each other, what’s the quarterback’s comfort, what’s the skillset of the people you’re playing with,” Meyer said on Saturday, per 247Sports. “So it’s absolutely the right time to evaluate the offense and I think there has to be some hard conversations. What’s your top three, four or five runs? And that’s it, get great at them. What’s your top three, four or five passes? Get great at them.“And that’s the luxury that you have. I know it’s hard that they didn’t play well, they haven’t really played well for two weeks on offense. They haven’t had the explosive plays that you thought they would have. Don’t panic. Keep going. You made a commitment to the spread offense. You can’t turn back now. You have to or the players will look at you like you’re out of your mind. You keep pushing, keep pushing, keep pushing, but you have to identify what they do well.”Michigan has a bye this week, so the Wolverines will have some more time to figure things out. Then, Jim Harbaugh’s team travels to Wisconsin.The two programs are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Sept. 21. The game will be on FOX. ohio state head coach urban meyer after his final gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dominated Michigan during his time in Columbus, so if anyone is qualified to analyze what needs to get better in Ann Arbor, it’s probably him.The former Buckeyes head coach turned FOX analyst weighed in on Michigan’s struggles following the Wolverines’ overtime win over Army.Michigan has struggled on offense through two weeks. The Wolverines have a new offensive coordinator in Josh Gattis and the offense was expected to explode this year. That hasn’t happened yet, though.Meyer says that’s not surprising, though. He believes it’ll take a month-plus for everything to start to click on offense.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer responds to Steve Smith challenge ahead of Manchester Test

first_imgAshes 2019: Jofra Archer responds to Steve Smith challenge ahead of Manchester TestAshes 2019: Steve Smith will be returning to competitive action during the tour match against Derbyshire from Thursday. Ahead of the Manchester Test, Smith and England pace sensation Jofra Archer have had a bit of off-field banter.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 13:28 IST Ashes 2019: The much-anticipated duel between Jofra Archer and Steve Smith will resume in the 4th Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmith pointed out Archer hasn’t got him out despite the vicious bouncerArcher responded to Smith’s comments, saying he has ample time to dismiss himAustralia and England will play the 4th Test in Manchester from September 4Ahead of the 4th Ashes Test, starting September 4 in Manchester, Steve Smith and Jofra Archer have added spice to their much-talked-about rivalry by coming up with open challenges.Before Ben Stokes played the innings of his life to keep England’s Ashes dream alive in Leeds, the talking point surrounded the match-up between the pace gun Jofra Archer and batting mainstay Steve Smith. The duel lived up to expectations as Archer troubled Smith with his pace and well-directed short balls.Despite not getting him out in the 2nd Test at Lord’s, Archer’s bouncer caused Smith a lot of problems as the Australia batsman as Archer’s bouncer hit him on his neck on Day 4. Smith had to walk off the field only to resume batting latter in the day. However, Smith did not take the field on the final day and was ruled out of the 3rd Ashes Test with a delayed concussion.In Steve Smith’s absence, England were able to sneak a win and keep the Ashes series alive, thanks to Ben Stokes’s brilliance with the bat.Steve Smith will be returning to competitive action in a tour match against Derbyshire in Manchester on Thursday. Ahead of his return, Smith played down the Archer threat, saying the England pacer is yet to dismiss him in Tests.”There’s been a bit of talk that he’s got the wood over me, but he hasn’t actually got me out. He hit me on the head on a wicket that was a bit up and down at Lord’s. All the other bowlers have had more success against me, I daresay. I’ve faced them a bit more, but they’ve all got me out a lot more,” Smith said.advertisementI can’t get him out if he wasn’t there: Jofra ArcherResponding to Smith’s comments, Archer came up with a cheeky comment when he said Smith has to be out there batting for him to get him out while referring to the bouncer that made Smith unavailable for the 3rd Test.Archer, who picked up his maiden 5-wicket haul in Leeds though maintained that he is not going to focus on individual battles but on helping England win the Ashes.”Well, I can’t get him out if he wasn’t there. But there’ll be more than ample time to get him out. Archer said.”I’m not saying I won’t get him out but if we don’t get him out there are 10 other people we can get out and if he’s stranded on 40 that’s not helping his team too much. He can’t do it all himself. We want to win the game. I’m not here to get caught up in a contest with one man. I want to win the Ashes,” Archer added.Also Read | Bharat Arun on Jasprit Bumrah’s Antigua heroics: Best spell of fast bowling from an Indian in long timeAlso Read | Will only take real satisfaction from the innings if we win back the Ashes: Ben StokesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Jofra ArcherFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Ashes 2019 Nextlast_img read more

Stokes does a Botham former current stars praise effort

first_imgLeeds: Ben Stokes’ epic unbeaten knock of 135, which helped England level the Ashes series in remarkable fashion, has floored his England colleagues past and present who waxed praises on the all-rounder. Former England captain Nasser Hussain tweeted after the game: “You cannot do that Ben Stokes …” England started the fourth day looking to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes. They got to 286/9, still needing 73 runs for an improbable victory. But World Cup hero Stokes joined hands with number 11 batsman Jack Leach and did the unthinkable by smashing eight sixes to all corners of the ground and helped England get to touching distance of their highest-ever second-innings total to win a Test match. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “I’m not sure I’ve seen anything better than that on a Test ground,” Australian great Ricky Ponting said as quoted by Sky. “Some of that hitting today was just brilliant, but also the decision-making under the most extreme pressure.” Stokes, in the process, matched Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff’s feats in 1981 and 2005 respectively. Botham took six wickets in the first innings of the third Ashes Test and scored a 50 with the bat. In the second essay, slammed a match-winning 149 not out to turn the tables on Australia as they won by 18 runs. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Flintoff scored 68 and 73 in both innings of the second Test in 2005 and picked up seven wickets to help England win by two runs in an epic contest. “I rate our chances very highly,” said Joe Denly as quoted by Sky. “There is a lot of belief in that changing room and excitement going into tomorrow.” “Incredible,” said Stuart Broad, moments after England clinched the craziest of victories. “The bloke has got the heart of a lion. “He didn’t celebrate his fifty, didn’t celebrate his hundred. It was just all about winning this Test match. He deserves everything that comes his way.” “Not all Test wins are equal,” said Atherton. “The Edgbaston game in 2005 switched the narrative of that series, with England riding a tidal wave to Old Trafford, Trent Bridge and The Oval. “I just feel it is going to be mentally very difficult for Australia to recover from this. A game they had nailed, that they should’ve won and had opportunities to win. Psychologically, that’s hard to come back from.”last_img read more

NEW ANIMATED SERIES REV ROLL ZOOMS ON TO FAMILY JR SEPTEMBER 2

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Surrounded by mountains to climb, canyons to jump, forest trails to blaze, and miles of open road, Rev and Rumble’s world is a high-octane wilderness playground fueled by imagination, exploration and full-throttle fun. As part of a ranching family and the tight-knit community of Fender Bend, the duo live in a revved up world where vehicles live side-by-side with their human best friends. Whether they’re helping Rev’s family on the ranch, wheeling around town, or roaring through the surrounding wilderness, each day brings epic adventures, new challenges and an important lesson to learn. Following the premiere, episodes of Rev & Roll will air daily at 8 a.m. ET and will also be available on Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App.Rev & Roll airs weekdays at 8 a.m. ET on Family Jr. (CNW Group/Family Jr.)Rev & Roll headlines Family Jr.’s fall lineup, pulling up next to some of the network’s most popular shows including Polly Pocket, Chip and Potato, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mighty Mike. The September schedule also features exciting adventures from Fireman Sam such as Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie and Fireman Sam: Set for Action airing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. Check local listings for details.Family Jr. is a premium, multiplatform channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.About DHX Television About DHX Television  DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming and hosts captivating live events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, America Ninja Warrior Jr. and Chip and Potato. TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 – Family Jr. is putting the pedal to the metal this fall with the premiere of the brand new animated series Rev & Roll. Created by mom and dad duo, Scott and Julie Stewart (the masterminds behind Kate and Mim-Mim), the action-packed show follows 8-year-old Rev, and his best friend Rumble – a powerful truck with a puppy personality – as they go on wild adventures in their town of Fender Bend! The preschool series races into Family Jr.’s fall lineup on Monday, September 2 at 8 a.m. ET, airing alongside new episodes of Grizzy and The Lemmings and Mighty Mike. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Rev & Roll was created by Canadian parents who saw a gap in the kids’ entertainment world for a series inclusive of free-range freedom and outdoor adventure themes. Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Restoring ozone layer could ring in health economic benefits – Ban

Marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Mr. Ban said that efforts to tackle climate change are adversely affected when the global economic situation is in flux.“At such moments, safeguarding the planet has often been seen as a luxury, and as a burden on economic recovery and development,” he said in a message marking the Day. “But the remarkable story of the ozone layer, whose preservation we celebrate today, shows such thinking for what it is: mere myth.”The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer – which opened for signature on 16 September 1987 – is the UN-backed treaty to curb the release of harmful substances into the atmosphere that contribute to both ozone depletion and climate change.The treaty seeks to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), carbon tetrachloride (CTC) and halons by 1 January 2010.“After decades of chemical attack, it may take another 50 years or so for the ozone layer to recover fully,” Mr. Ban said. “As the Montreal Protocol has taught us, when we degrade our environment too far, nursing it back to health tends to be a long journey, not a quick fix.”But he pointed out that the pact also highlights how taking action in one area can lead to benefits in other arenas, including efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.The Secretary-General also called for countries to reach accord on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period ends in 2012, at a conference next year in Copenhagen.“Our goal must be a decisive new agreement that sets the world on track to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and that provides the funding needed for vulnerable countries to adapt to the impact of climate change,” he said.The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned today that this year’s Antarctic ozone will be larger than it was last year, delaying the layer’s recovery.As of 13 September, the hole measures 27 million square kilometres, exceeding the size of last year’s hole by 2 million square kilometres, according to the agency.Meanwhile, several UN agencies have banded together for a new educational initiative to raise awareness among secondary school students on preserving the ozone layer.The scheme called “High Sky” was announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Targeting 13 to 16-year-olds, the project – which encourages role playing – includes books for teachers and students, as well as materials featuring Ozzy and Zoe Ozone.Students assume the role of journalists seeking a job in a news agency, and are challenged to write an article depicting the current state of the ozone layer and its ties to climate change.“Children are the most valuable resource on the planet,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “Kids and their parents are protected by the ozone layer, our Earth’s protective shield, which is under continued threat.” 16 September 2008Repairing the Earth’s badly-damaged ozone layer is not only to be undertaken in times of economic prosperity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that depleting substances harmful to the layer could propel health, social and economic progress. read more

UN to help Angola achieve water for all

Under the “Water for All” scheme – also known as the Joint UN Programme on Water and Sanitation – that was launched last week in the capital, Luanda, Angola has committed to providing water for 80 per cent of urban and 50 per cent of rural dwellers by 2012, with targets raised to 100 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively, by 2020.The multi-year programme is a joint initiative of the Government, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and the non-governmental organization Institute of Medicine (IOM).Clean, piped water is prohibitively expensive for many Angolan families, forcing them to rely on unsafe water, which, along with poor sanitary conditions, contributes to nearly 90 per cent of deaths from diarrhea.UNICEF has underscored children’s right to water and a clean environment, as enshrined ini the Convention on the Rights of the Child.At the launch of the new initiative, Jocelline Bazile-Finley, UN Resident Coordinator, said that it will help Angola reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on ensuring environmental sustainability and “will also contribute to reducing poverty.”Some 120,000 people are set to benefit directly from the initiative, funded by the Spanish Government, while 400,000 others are expected to impacted positively. 30 July 2009The United Nations has joined forces with the Angolan Government to achieve universal access to water to boost health and curb poverty in the Southern African nation. read more

Sri Lanka ready to support Lumbini Master Plan

Earlier in the day, the President and the delegation visited the sacred site in Lumbini, which is the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Over 50,000 Sri Lankans pay homage in Lumbini annually. Sri Lanka has expressed readiness to support the implementation of the Lumbini Master Plan, which would ensure the conservation of the historic site and enhance the facilities for pilgrims, the Foreign Ministry said today.President Maithripala Sirisena concluded a two- day bilateral visit to Nepal on Sunday (02 September 2018), announcing after attending the 4th BIMSTEC Summit held on 30-31 August 2018. The President made this announcement on supporting the Lumbini Master Plan during bilateral talks with Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, which was followed by an official banquet in honour of President Sirisena at Shital Nivas on Saturday, 01 September. At their meeting, the two leaders reviewed with satisfaction the bilateral exchanges that have taken place over the past few years.The Nepali President expressed appreciation to Sri Lanka for being a true friend and assisting in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake that devastated the country, particularly in the reconstruction efforts at the Anand Kutir Temple and the Rato Machindranath Temple in Kathmandu. On Friday, 31 August, President Sirisena also inaugurated a ‘Trade, Tourism and Investment Dialogue’ organised by the Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research of Nepal. Addressing the gathering, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake requested that Sri Lankan companies in construction, education, IT, healthcare, apparel and hospitality be facilitated to invest in Nepal. The leaders also discussed the possibility of marketing a ‘Buddhist Circuit’ as an initiative to boost tourism between the countries, and from outside the region.President Sirisena congratulated the Government of Nepal on the successful conclusion of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit and as the BIMSTEC’s new Chair, sought the cooperation of Nepal in operationalising the ambitious Kathmandu Declaration.During his meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli, the President emphasized the importance of strengthening economic relations between the two countries, and the Nepali Prime Minister said that the Sri Lanka-Nepal Joint Commission will be held early to carry forward the ideas discussed. During the visit, two Memoranda of Understanding were exchanged between the two governments, the first between the Institute of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute of Sri Lanka, and the second on Cooperation for Youth Development.President Maithripala Sirisena also visited the Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) headquartered in Kathmandu. He was received by the Secretary General of SAARC Amjad Hussain B. Sial and the Directors of SAARC. To mark his first visit to the SAARC Secretariat, the President planted a tree sapling in the premises. Addressing the officials at the SAARC Secretariat, President Sirisena said that Sri Lanka strongly supports the SAARC process as one of its founding members, and that his visit was intended to encourage the Secretary General and staff of the Secretariat for the important work they were doing.He also visited the Anand Kutir Vihara and received a briefing on the progress of re-construction of the Vihara and also of the Rato Machindranath Temple. The President and his delegation also visited the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu and received blessings. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Golden Norwegian girls make Olympic gold in Portugal

02Mari MolidByåsen Elite08.08.90041/026 23Camilla HerremByåsen Elite08.10.86105/269 11Kari Mette JohansenLarvik HK11.01.79191/476 16Katrine Lunde HaraldsenGyör Audi ETO30.03.80196/003 06Heidi LøkeGyör Audi ETO12.12.82089/300 17Linn Jørum SullandLarvik HK15.07.84109/301 04Stine Bredal OftedalStabæk Håndball25.09.91039/050 21Gøril SnorroeggenTeam Esbjerg15.02.85090/197 08Karoline Dyhre BreivangLarvik HK10.05.80243/401 22Amanda KurtovicLarvik HK25.07.91029/064 15Charlotte MordalIssy Paris Hand17.03.88006/005 18Linn Kristin Riegelhuth KorenLarvik HK01.08.84199/751 12Silje SolbergStabæk Håndball16.06.90007/000 01Kari Aalvik GrimsbøTeam Esbjerg04.01.85096/000 13Marit Malm FrafjordViborg HK25.11.85149/322 Norwegian “golden” head coach Thorir Hergeirsson and his girls will have difficult task to repeat result from OG in Beijing 2008 and win Olympic gold in London 2012. Norwegian squad will meet in Oslo in the fourth week of May, but real preparation will be organised in Algarve, Portugal from 8 to 23th of June.Hergeirsson’ squad: 03Karoline NæssStabæk Håndball24.07.87016/007 09Kristine Lunde-BorgersenVåg Vipers30.03.80161/466 05Ida AlstadByåsen Elite13.06.85064/148 ← Previous Story Swiss Play Off: Kadetten in the Final – Thun leads 2:1 Next Story → Veselin Vukovic leads Serbia until 2016! 07Tonje NøstvoldByåsen Elite07.05.85157/374 AlgarveNorway handballNorwegian handballPortugalThorir Hergeirsson read more

Premiere Elite records four shows simultaneously has 2TB hard drive available now

first_imgWith more and more content coming from digital streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s almost easy to forget about technologies that relate to “the old way” of getting media (live TV). The most popular provider of digital video recorder hardware and service, TiVo, is dropping a high-end update to their line of DVR boxes today, the TiVo Premiere Elite.The new DVR box is a higher-end (and more expensive) model in the line that also includes the previous TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL. Having four tuners means it has the ability to record up to four programs at once, while watching a fifth. It can also store up to 300 hours of HD television, with its sizable 2TB hard drive. 300 hours means the Elite double what is available on the next highest-end TiVo box (though some models from competitors can store even more than that).The Premiere Elite, as with the other TiVo boxes, also offers access to streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster On-Demand, and Amazon Instant Video. Those without a gaming system who also subscribe to cable could potentially find a TiVo box to be one way of getting these services onto your TV.The Premiere Elite will work with digital cable connections (no analog cable, antennas, or satellite). For digital cable subscribers, it will replace your standard cable box. Subscriptions will run $20/month (with a one year agreement), or you can pay a one-time fee of $500 to subscribe for life.The TiVo Premiere Elite retails for $499.99 and is available now.last_img read more

Bayley celebrates anniversary in pro wrestling Interviews after this weeks Mae Young

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter WhatsApp WWE star Bayley just celebrated 10 years in the pro wrestling business this week.After making her debut back in 2008 and wrestling for promotions like SHIMMER, Vendetta Pro and BTW, Bayley signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2012.10 years ago today I had my first pro wrestling match.— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) September 19, 2018Thanks to our friends over at Online World of Wrestling for help with this report.Interviews after this week’s Mae Young ClassicWWE posted these interviews after last night’s Mae Young Classic episode.last_img read more

SELECTMEN NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting May 29

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There is a great deal of of noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Town Accountant Mike Morris will provide a review of the town’s Standard & Poors rating.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about recent fire lieutenant appointments.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about recycling collection services.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about the interview schedule for Town Counsel candidates.DPW Director Mike Woods will provide information about unaccepted ways.Selectmen will receive information about the success of AARP’s recent Income Tax Assistance Program at the Senior Center.Selectmen will consider authorizing bond insurance.Selectmen will consider a request from Verizon and RMLD to relocate three poles on Adams Street.Selectmen will consider a request to hold a Neighborhood Block Party on Jacobs Street on June 16.Selectmen will consider a request to use the Gazebo at Rotary Park on July 27 at 5:30pm for a wedding ceremony.An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm to discuss the Ristuccia Arena.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.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… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government” read more

Bill Would Help Fund Two Southeast Mines

first_imgTwo Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.Senate Bill 99 authorizes the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for the projects. It moved out of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee March 20 and awaits scheduling on the chamber’s floor.One mine is the Niblack gold, silver, copper and zinc prospect. The other is the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare-earth-element mine. Both are on Prince of Wales Island, southwest of Ketchikan.The Niblack, shown above, and the Bokan-Dotson mines would get financing help from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority under Senate Bill 99. (Heatherdale Resources image)Ken Collison is chief operating officer for Ucore Rare Metals, Bokan’s developer. At an earlier hearing, he told the committee rare-earth metals are needed for strong batteries and high-tech devices.“For things like electric cards, hybrid cars, it’s critical. Because you have much smaller components, much lighter components. Same thing with military tech. It goes into aviation engines,” he said.The metals are in short supply and federal officials are encouraging mine development.The bill authorizes the authority to raise up to $145 million for Bokan through bonds. Another $125 million could go toward the Niblack mine and its ore-processing facility near Ketchikan.Collison said mines need state support.“The financial markets are such right now for the mining industry that it’s very tough. And this is going to show huge support from the state of Alaska. It’s going to make the financial markets and the rest of the mining community realize the state is open for business. This would be a big help for us in developing this project,” he said.Bob Claus, who works for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, said the shortage of private financing should be a warning.“The proponents of the project have not established that the potential mine is in any way a viable project, have not been able to attract private investment to their proposal and have not demonstrated that the mine, if developed, would benefit the communities on Prince of Wales,” he said in a letter to the Senate committee, addressing the Bokan mine.“This bonding authority is a misuse of state funds to support a purely speculative and controversial project,” he wrote.The funds were added to a larger bill making changes to an energy fund that’s also managed by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority.Anchorage Senator Lesil McGuire sponsored the measure. She supported amendments drafted by Sitka Senator Bert Stedman adding the Southeast mines.The bill must pass the full Senate, as well as the House, before it’s sent to the governor.last_img read more

Man held for sexually assaulting 5yearold in Wanaparthy

first_imgA 40-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl near Ramalayam at Wanaparthy. The girl’s mother took her to a hospital as she was bleeding and learned about the incident. The girl’s father, who was out of the town confronted the accused after returning home. But, he was thrashed by the family of the miscreant. It is learned that the accused tried to strike a compromise with Wanaparthy police with the girl’s parents. However, the miscreant was taken into custody after the matter brought to the notice of SP Apoorva Rao. According to the police, he got married twice and his second wife had allegedly ended her life in 2013.last_img read more