Lalchhanhimi and Sathish win gold in weightlifting nationals

first_imgNagercoil (Tamil Nadu), Dec 28 (PTI) Lalchhanhimi and Sathish Kumar won gold medals on day three of the 32nd Senior National Weightlifting Championships here today. Lalchhanhimi topped in the 69kg womens category, lifting a total of 214kg. She managed 94kg in snatch and 120kg in clean and jerk. Punam Yadav (211kg) and Rakhi Halder (197)of Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) finished second and third respectively. Sathish won the mens 77kg gold with an overall lift of 317kg, three more than Ajay Singh and third-placed Papul Changmai, who lifted 313kg. PTI BS BSlast_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Gives Injury Update On Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 22, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 41-8. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan had arguably the best win of the Jim Harbaugh era today, with the Wolverines blowing out Penn State at home, but the team did receive some tough injury news following the win.Jim Harbaugh announced an injury update for Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey.The Wolverines’ quarterback suffered a broken collarbone.Harbaugh says that Dylan McCaffrey suffered a broken collarbone in the game.— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) November 3, 2018McCaffrey, a former top recruit, will be out for an extended period. It’s the only major injury Michigan had during the game.Harbaugh: The only player i know is going to be out (for an extended period) is Dylan McCaffrey. He suffered a broken collarbone— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) November 3, 2018Michigan is set to host Rutgers in Ann Arbor, Michigan next weekend. The Wolverines improved to 8-1 with the win today.last_img read more

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India vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live Broadcast

first_imgIndia vs Australia 4th Test broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live BroadcastIndia vs Australia 4th Test Match, Sydney: India can make history of beating Australia in their home for the first time ever. India need just avoid defeat in Sydney to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australiaadvertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 17:26 IST India vs Australia 4th Test, Sydney: India are on the verge of creating history (AP Photo)The New Year’s test has more often than not been a sun-drenched celebration of Australian cricketing domination but this year it looms as a desperate scrap to prevent India from finally exerting their superiority Down Under.The last time a touring party turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a Test series still up for grabs was in the 2010-2011 Ashes and, eight years on, there was a similar “fin de siecle” feeling about the place on Wednesday.Then, Australia had already relinquished the Ashes on home soil for the first time in a quarter of a century and their hopes of a series-levelling win were shattered by England’s rampant bowling attack in an innings and 83-run defeat.On Thursday, India will embark on a bid to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a Test series in Australia from a similar position of strength, 2-1 up with one to play after a crushing victory in Melbourne.India’s fortunes have also been built on the back of disciplined pace bowling against fragile home batting and they take their advantage to the one ground in Australia which has traditionally favoured their strongest suit – spin bowling.What time does the 4th Test between India vs Australia start?4th Test starts at 5:00 AM IST on January 3, Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th Test between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in English commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Sony Liv will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementSony has acquired most of the rights of overseas cricket series and that is why they are the official broadcasters of India vs Australia series down under.Where will the 4th Test between India and Australia be played?The 4th Test between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney from 5:00 AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Australia 4th Test live?The match will be shown on Sony sports network and can also be streamed on SonyLIV.com. While the match is set to begin on 5:00 AM, Sony will start their pre-match show half an hour before the match as the experts discuss the series ahead of the toss and after it.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | Virat Kohli says his men not motivated by history ahead of SCG TestAlso Read | Focus on performance not preserving record, says Tim PaineAlso Read | India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar TrophyFor 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 Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia BroadcastingFollow Sydney TestFollow India vs Australia Broadcasting ChannelsFollow Ind vs Auslast_img read more

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World has collective responsibility to eliminate racism Ban Kimoon says

In a message to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is celebrated today, Mr. Ban said next year’s formal review of actions taken since the 2001 World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance adopted its Declaration and Programme of Action offered an opportunity to make important progress.“Racial discrimination is a concern to all peoples and countries,” he said. “This review process is an opportunity to engage in an inclusive and transparent manner on an issue that demands our urgent and close attention.“I call on all countries and civil society to make constructive use of the time between now and the formal review process to work out their differences so that we can seize this opening to boost our collective efforts to stamp out racism. This issue is too important; we cannot fail.”The Secretary-General noted that the General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day to honour the memory of the scores of peaceful protesters who were massacred on this day in 1960 in the South African township of Sharpeville as they demonstrated against the racist apartheid-era ‘pass laws.’“There has been significant progress since then, not least through the dismantling of the apartheid system. But racism continues to plague too many individuals, communities and societies the world over.” 21 March 2008Racism still hurts too many individuals and communities around the world, Secretary-Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on all countries and civil society groups to play their part in the fight to stamp out both racism and racial discrimination. read more

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Singapore clarifies its role in restructuring Sri Lankas Foreign Ministry

Singapore has clarified its role in restructuring Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry following a request put forward by Sri Lanka.Singapore will provide help to Sri Lanka as its Government undergoes restructuring, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday, Channel News Asia reported. In response to a media query, an MFA spokesperson said Singapore will offer capacity-building assistance for the restructuring of Sri Lanka’s foreign affairs ministry. “MFA hosted a two-day study visit in January 2016 for senior officials from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, covering areas such as planning, human resource and training,” said the spokesperson. Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan had agreed to Sri Lanka’s request for help in its restructuring plans during his counterpart Mangala Samaraweera’s introductory visit to the Republic last year, said MFA.“Singapore is prepared to offer further capacity-building assistance in relevant areas upon the Sri Lankan Government’s request,” the spokesperson added. (Colombo Gazette) However, the restructuring exercise and decisions taken will be entirely led by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the spokesperson added. read more

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Report says carbon emissions from airlines are growing fast

A new report says U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency.The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018, overshadowing a 3% gain in fuel efficiency.The report’s authors say airlines could reduce emissions and fuel consumption more than 25% by buying newer planes and filling them with more passengers.Airlines have been buying new planes, but they usually keep planes for many years to hold down costs. New airliners can carry sticker prices of more than $100 million.The report ranks Frontier the most efficient among the 11 largest U.S. airlines because of new Airbus jets. JetBlue ranks last.The Associated Press read more

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Thailands name picked to set seating arrangement for General Assembly session

As a result of a drawing conducted by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Thailand will replace St. Kitts-Nevis in the seat that serves as a starting point for an alphabetically arranged seating of Member State delegations in the hall where the Assembly holds its high-level general debate and plenary meetings. The Assembly’s next session will open with a summit on 14 September, providing an expected 170 world leaders with what the Secretary-General has called a “once in a generation opportunity” to forge a global consensus on development, security, human rights and UN renewal. The three-day forum, officially known as the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, is built around a five-year review of worldwide progress towards attaining the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of ambitious targets, ranging from halving extreme poverty, to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and to providing universal primary education, all by 2015. It will also take up the package of reforms Mr. Annan introduced to the Assembly last March.In his report “In Lager Freedom,” Mr. Annan urged world leaders to take decisive action during the September summit on a “bold but achievable” blueprint for making the UN more efficient at tackling global problems, including by establishing new rules for the use of military force, adopting an anti-terrorism treaty, and reforming key UN organs and institutions, such as the Security Council and the Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights. read more

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ExNFL player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour counts of cruelty to a child.The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years.Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested in July.Investigators said Browner broke into the apartment, chased and dragged the woman and then tried to smother her in a carpet.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

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80 days in and we still dont know if Frances Fitzgerald has

first_imgJUSTICE MINISTER FRANCES Fitzgerald will publish an independent review of her department “very shortly” amid mounting pressure for her to reveal what are expected to be criticisms of her top civil servant Brian Purcell.The findings of the review are expected to determine if Purcell will remain as the secretary-general at the Department of Justice following criticism of his handling of various garda matters.This morning a spokesperson was unable to say if Fitzgerald, who has been in the job for 80 days, has confidence in Purcell, and referred to the Minister’s previous comments about the official where she has declined to express confidence in him and said she will await the outcome of the review she commissioned.“We’re not going to be commenting on that,” the spokesperson said when asked if the Minister has confidence in Purcell.The imminent publication of the independent review follows a report in yesterday’s Sunday Independent which claimed Fitzgerald had suppressed the report that has been on her desk for the past two weeks. Former garda commissioner Martin Callinan with Purcell and former justice minister Alan Shatter Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandThe spokesperson said this morning that the report will be published “very shortly” while junior minister Dara Murphy told RTÉ yesterday that he expected it to be published “within a short number of days”.“The minister is carefully considering the findings of the report by the independent review group which she established in early June to report by July,” the spokesperson for Fitzgerald said.The review forms part of the government’s response to the findings of the Guerin Report which criticised the Department’s internal record-keeping.The independent review was chaired by the CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority and five other outside experts who were tasked with carrying out a review of the performance, management and administration of the Department of Justice.Yesterday, Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins said that it is in the public interest that the independent review be published “immediately”.Read: Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about CallinanOfficial report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that importantlast_img read more

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Lifecycle Tower limmeuble en bois le plus haut du monde sera autrichien

first_imgLifecycle Tower : l’immeuble en bois le plus haut du monde sera autrichienAutriche – Projet immobilier écologique développé par la société autrichienne CREE (Creative Renewable Energy and Efficiency), la Lifecycle Tour sera édifiée dans quelques mois à Dornbirn, dans le Vorarlberg, à l’extrême ouest de l’Autriche. L’édifice deviendra alors l’immeuble en bois le plus haut du monde.La CREE est une société spécialisée dans la conception de systèmes et bâtiments durables construits dans le respect de l’environnement. Avec sa Lifecycle tower, cette entreprise autrichienne entend bien devenir l’un des plus grands groupes immobilier verts. A l’origine d’un système de construction hybride, réalisé majoritairement à base de bois et destiné à l’édification de tours, CREE planche actuellement sur un prototype de trente étages qui pourrait être édifié dès le printemps prochain à Dornbirn, la ville autrichienne la plus peuplée du Voralberg.Les fondations et le premier étage de l’immeuble seront faits de béton, tandis que l’ossature des façades sera réalisée avec du bois. Les deux matériaux seront ensuite mélangés pour constituer le plancher. La construction devrait en outre être adaptée au standard allemand de maison passive, Passivhaus. Ainsi, son impact sur l’environnement pourrait être réduit de 90% par rapport à un bâtiment édifié de façon conventionnelle. La tour devrait par ailleurs être couverte de nombreux panneaux photovoltaïques qui assureront la consommation énergétique, tandis qu’un jardin vertical devrait prendre place sur l’une des façades.A noter qu’aujourd’hui, le plus grand immeuble en bois du monde est le Stadthaus. Construite à Londres par le cabinet d’architecture Waugh Thistleton, cette tour est haute de neuf étages.Le 16 novembre 2010 à 08:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Neil Lennon confident of Hibernian after second draw with Rangers

first_imgHibernian Coach Neil Lennon says his team will get even better following the January transfer window after they emerged unbeaten from their Old Firm hat-trick.Hibs are seventh in the Premiership standings having previously shocked Celtic at Easter Road earlier this month and then earned a draw with Rangers on home soil last midweek.But boss Lennon is confident there is plenty more to come from his side as they look to finish the year on a high note.He told Evening Times:“We are evolving. We lost a lot of good players in the summer and it takes time for everyone to gel.“I’m looking forward to January because we need to get some bodies in. The injury list is horrendous at the minute.“I don’t remember being under any concerted period of pressure in the game. They were saves I would expect Adam to make.Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish PremiershipMatch Preview: Rangers vs Celtic Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 It is time for the first Old Firm derby of the 2019-20 campaign, as Rangers host Celtic tomorrow at 13:00 (CET).“He made one great stop from Middleton when he came out and closed the area quickly but the others I would expect him to make.“Even at the Rangers goal, it’s not as if we were cut open. It was a defensive error from our point of view. We were comfortable in the game.“I said at half-time that we needed the midfield to play with a bit more purpose and penetration and we got that.“The subs made a great contribution, Mackie, Horgan and Gray. It’s a real bonus to have David back.“It would be a confidence booster at any time. To come here with Rangers in a title race and take points off them is important.“They played so well at Easter Road last week and we played really well here today. The level of performance was a lot better.”last_img read more

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe goes green with new EHybrid models

first_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: 25 Photos More about 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Porsche 1:22 Post a comment News • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe trades capacity for comeliness Preview • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive: Splitting hairs 2019 Porsche Cayenne S review: The sporting life 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe: Sweet, sweet overkillcenter_img Tags 5 things you need to know about the 2020 Porsche Cayenne… 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive: Sweet, sweet overkill Enlarge Image670 horsepower seems… sufficient. Porsche Porsche is pretty smart about bestowing every variant of a lineup with the same trims. On the same day Porsche announced the Turbo S E-Hybrid variant of its standard Cayenne, it’s also rolling out plug-in hybrid variants for the shapelier Cayenne Coupe, too.Porsche on Monday unveiled the 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. In essence, it’s most of the same stuff that you’ll find on the long-roof Cayenne, just with less cargo space and more style.We’ll start with the less-powerful one. The 2020 Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe uses a 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and its standard eight-speed automatic transmission. It puts out a net 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, enough to shove the car to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds before topping out at 157 mph. The 14.1-kWh battery should be good for 20-ish miles of range, by our estimates. cayenne-e-hybrid-coupe-inlineEnlarge ImageThe Cayenne E-Hybrid might not have the wild output of the Turbo S E-Hybrid, but it’s also significantly less expensive. Porsche The Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe also has a few extra standard features over the standard Cayenne E-Hybrid. Eight-way power sport seats, a fixed glass panoramic roof and 20-inch alloy wheels are standard with the fashion-forward variant, which also features a pair of slightly lower seats in the second row on account of its sloped roof. This model will set you back $87,750, including the mandatory $1,350 destination charge.The beefier Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe uses that same electric motor and battery, but here, it’s slapped onto a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Output is sent through the ceiling, putting down a meaty 670 hp and 663 lb.-ft. The sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is bumped up to 183 mph.Standard equipment abounds on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, given its position atop the Cayenne Coupe lineup. Porsche’s carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is adaptive dampers and torque vectoring. There are still options, though, like a louder sport exhaust and rear-axle steering. Eighteen-way adaptive sport seats are standard, too, for a little extra comfort. The price is just as high as the output, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe starting at $165,750 including destination. SUVs Hybrids Luxury cars Performance Cars 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds More From Roadshow Share your voice Porschelast_img read more

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Return of Christ Bizarre Jesuslike figure in Argentinian skies sparks debate

first_imgET Data Base/YouTubeSelf-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring recently shared a weird story that has now emerged as the hottest debating point among apocalypse believers. In his recent website post, Waring shared a picture apparently taken from Argentina, and in the image, a seemingly humanoid image can be seen present in the skies.At first glance, the shape of the bizarre figure seems very similar to Jesus Christ with arms outstretched. The figure has well-defined edges, and its face was also pretty clear in the image.”This is a strange one. This is a photo someone took in the sky over Argentina this week and it seems to show Jesus in a rob with a crown of thorns. I do believe in signs and believe this has some real purpose for being there,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.Waring later shared a video that featured the image on his official YouTube page where it went viral. After analyzing the image, many people claimed that Jesus Christ has once again appeared on the earth, and it could be the sign of an impending apocalypse. Extreme Christian believers argued that the second coming of Jesus is the fulfilment of Biblical prophecies, and humans have to expect something worst in the coming years.However, some conspiracy theorists put forward a different theory to explain this weird sighting. As per these conspiracy theorists, world powers like the United States with the help of Elites are now testing project blue beam. Conspiracy theorists believe that project blue beam is a confidential mission planned by elites to create a new world order, and the first step to achieve this will be carried out by simulating second coming of the Christ using advanced techniques.”Not a huge theorist myself, though, I do like to contemplate and imagine, but after seeing this, the first thing that comes to mind is Blue Beam. Is this not the exact scenario that has been discussed for years now? Serious discussion is appreciated. Thank you for uploading and sharing; I would not have known of this otherwise,” commented the Realaestuo, a YouTube user.However, experts have dismissed both the claims, and they believe that this is either a computer generated image or a classic case of pareidolia. As per experts, pareidolia is a unique capability of the human brain to form familiar images on unrecognizable patterns.A few weeks back, Ronald Weinland, who has previously served as a minister for Ohio based church-the Church of God had predicted that Jesus will make his second coming to the earth on June 09, 2019. The Christian preacher also claimed that world war 3 will also happen this year.last_img read more

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Hearthstone finally comes to Android

first_imgThose loyal to House Apple have been able to play Hearthstone on the go for quite some time now, since April of this year, while Android loyalists have had to get their online CCG fix on their PC or Mac — or at least use a third-party streaming app to get Hearthstone on their mobile device. Now, the wait is over, and Android users can finally play Hearthstone on their tablet using Blizzard’s official app instead of jumping through streaming hoops.The Android version couldn’t have released at a better time for both fans and Blizzard, as the game’s latest expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, released only a little over a week ago on December 8. Like with the iPad release, Blizzard is performing somewhat of a slow rollout with Android Hearthstone, and it starts with Australia, Canada, and New Zealand first. Blizzard states that the game will hit other regions — through the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for Android — “in the coming days,” so it’s anyone’s guess as to how quickly it’ll hit the US and Europe.According to early user reviews on the Google Play Store, the game is a little laggy on devices that aren’t exactly old yet, like the 2013 Nexus 7. One of the biggest gripes seems to be that Hearthstone doesn’t run in immersion mode, which means the Android navigation bar is always present on the screen. Some users report that brand-new tablets, like the Nexus 9, also experience a bit of lag and stutter here and there, so the reported occasional performance hangup could simply be due to optimization issues that Blizzard should smooth out in a future patch. After all, the game is so new that it’s not available in every region of the internet yet.Like with the iPad version, Blizzard will grant you a free Classic (non-expansion) booster pack after you complete your first game on the Android version — it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. If you want to check to see if your tablet can run Hearthstone before you download it, head on over to Blizzard’s compatible devices page. If you’re waiting for a phone release, word is that Hearthstone will hit the smaller screen sometime early next year.last_img read more

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Rs 19 cr cash over 8 lakh litres of liquor seized in

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has claimed to have seized over Rs 19 crore in cash from across the state so far, following the notification of the Lok Sabha elections.Apart from the cash, around 8,24,414 litres of liquor have also been seized from various parts of the state, ahead of the elections. All the election machineries and officials belonging to various agencies are out on the streets to check the flow of unaccounted cash used by various political parties. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Expenditure Observers are also closely monitoring the expenses incurred by various political parties and their candidates in the elections. After the notification of the elections, the Election Commission has also mobilised various Central government agencies including Income Tax (I-T) and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), to keep a tab on the dubious transactions and to check the use of unaccounted money during the elections. A senior official at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state said that altogether 19.42 crore in cash and 8,24,414 litres of liquor have so far been seized from the state. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe commission is also monitoring to see if the cash was supposed to be used in the election by any political leader or candidate. It may be mentioned here that states where the highest amount of cash and others materials have been seized include Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Bengal is nowhere near these states, where transactions of huge amounts of unaccounted cash were detected after notification of the polls. Bengal also comes up at the bottom of the list when it comes to seizure of liquor and narcotic substances. Incidentally, DRI has recently seized gold worth over Rs 7 crore smuggled into different parts of the city and its adjoining areas in the past few days. Acting on a tip-off, the DRI officials had raided various hotels in the city and seized the gold. Meanwhile, the office of the CEO has received 3,528 complaints on the C-Vigil app till April 6, out of which around 3,503 complaints have so far been disposed of. The remaining 25 are pending and are yet to be resolved. C-Vigil is a mobile application which the Election Commission of India (ECI) has been using for the first time in the Lok Sabha elections. A press statement issued by the CEO’s office says that the National Grievance Services Portal of the ECI has so far registered 1,412 complaints from the state, out of which 1,385 have been resolved with the remaining 27 in the process of disposal. The National Grievance Services Portal (Citizens) has received 1,643 complaints, out of which 1,611 have been disposed of.last_img read more

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Cheetah Plains safari lodge surrounds wildlife lovers with rustic Afrominimalist charm

first_img What drugs can be used to treat severe asthma? Find out on Allmedx.com. Safari guests of the South Africa’s Cheetah Plains Game Log will have plenty of opportunities for extracurricular connections with natureARRCC What is the dosage for mepolizumab? Visit Allmedx.com for Prescribing Information. Tailoring asthma treatment based on eosinophilic markers. Learn why it is done on Allmedx.com. Using nature as a guide, the furniture and design pieces featured throughout were crafted by hand rather than mass produced, with the finished product often determined by natural state of the materials the designers used as a starting point. “For example, massive, solid tree stumps and raw timber, we followed and adhered to the organic forms of these source materials,” say the architects. “Take for example the dining table, it is composed of two solid and massive timber planks hewn directly from the tree, the raw, undulating, live edge of the timber where the bark creates the outer skin was left natural and therefore the outline of the table edge wavers naturally as dictated by the tree.”In keeping with the nature theme, the team has sought to minimize the boundaries of the houses to blur the lines between inside and out. To that end, floor-to-ceiling windows features heavily throughout, while cantilevered roofing helps to avoid the need for support structures that might otherwise impede the views of the surrounds. The hope is that with time, the lodge will age gracefully and gradually strengthen its ties with the African landscape. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Google Analytics settings Rather than retiring from a day of elephant spotting to a four-walled hotel room with a window or two, safari guests of the South Africa’s Cheetah Plains Game Lodge will have plenty of opportunities for extracurricular connections with nature. The retreat tastefully treads a line between the natural and the man-made, with the designers pursuing what they called an Afro-minimalism aesthetic through a careful balancing of simplicity and locally inspired touches of style. The Cheetah Plains Game Lodge by Cape Town-based studio ARRCC is located within the Sabi Sand reserve, a South African wildlife sanctuary where leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo and rhino roam freely. The retreat consists of three private houses, each made up of clusters of free-standing buildings arranged carefully around natural features such as trees and topography. These four-bedroom suites feature a private arrival courtyard, communal living space, dining and bar space, an air-conditioned wine room, terrace spaces and a heated pool. To really drive home the luxury factor, there’s a commercial kitchen in each of the three houses, each with a dedicated chef and culinary team. On the sustainable side of things, the retreat claims to be entirely off-grid through its use of solar power, while grey water recycling helps lessen the load on local supplies. The Cheetah Plains Game Lodge by Cape Town-based studio ARRCC is located within the Sabi Sand reserve, a South African wildlife sanctuary where leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo and rhino roam freelyARRCC According to the ARRCC team, it designed the Cheetah Plains lodges in pursuit of a new “Afro-minimalism.” Rather than replicating the outdoors entirely, this entails a subtle mish-mash of organic shapes mixed with straighter lines of the artificial elements, influenced by decidedly minimalist architectural styles. “We blended Japanese and Scandinavian functionality and style infused with African components to create our Afro-minimalism,” the architects explain to New Atlas. “We wanted to create an African spiritual awareness of the bush and therefore created simplicity by narrowing down our finishes and simplifying our architectural components. Using concrete and rocks from a local quarry maintained the integrity of the building while the rusted metals added to its ‘African’ rustic charm. Rawness with architecture and a touch of comfort and beauty in the décor.” AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX What role do eosinophils play in asthma? Discover what researchers have to say on Allmedx.com “We worked with many natural and often raw materials that will age and deepen in character over time,” the architects tell us. “These materials reflect the natural surrounds and authentic primal beauty of the location.”Sources: ARRCC, Cheetah Plains AllMedX Using nature as a guide, the furniture and design pieces featured throughout the Cheetah Plains lodge were crafted by hand rather than mass producedARRCC Find many free full text studies on severe asthma at Allmedx.com. AllMedX Powered by Privacy policy We recommend What treatment exists for severe eosinophilic asthma? See information on Nucala at Allmedx.com. Yes Nolast_img read more

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Unions set their sights on WestJet Encore crew

first_imgUnions set their sights on WestJet Encore crew << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, September 21, 2017 Tags: WestJet, WestJet Encore CALGARY — WestJet is facing more pressure from organized labour as two unions have turned their sights to the airline’s regional Encore operation.The Canadian Union of Public Employees said Tuesday that it and the Air Line Pilots Association, International have simultaneously launched their drives to unionize Encore cabin crew and pilots.The efforts at Encore come after WestJet’s 1,400 pilots voted by 62% to have ALPA represent them in a union in May.The successful unionization of pilots led CUPE, Unifor, the United Steelworkers, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to also start union drives at the main WestJet operation this summer.The grassroots WestJet Professional Flight Attendants Association, which has for years been campaigning to unionize flight attendants, said in early September that it was ending its efforts with the increasing pressure from CUPE’s drive.WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said the airline is working to inform employees of the facts around unions and continues to believe employees and leadership work best together using the company’s existing model.center_img The Canadian Press Share Posted bylast_img read more

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Amsterdam floods pink for Gay Pride festival

first_img“We want to send a signal to accept homosexuality in the (soccer) world,” Van Gaal said shortly before setting sail.Tolerance for homosexuality is a point of pride in the Netherlands, which became the first to legalize gay marriage back in 2001Yet the soccer world is widely regarded as unreceptive to gay athletes. One of the few openly gay former players, Wensley Garden of Helmond Sport, was also on the soccer boat.Johan Haagsma, attending the festivities from the side of a canal, said gays in sports should speak up more often.“They need more people coming out of the closet in the football industry,” he said “Gay people are everywhere so over there they are also there, they need to come out.”A number of vessels carried banners or signs slamming Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, due in part to a law passed by Russia in June that bans gay “propaganda.”One boat featured dancing gay men in Russian army uniforms.“Putin, Stop Repression, Choose Freedom,” a banner read.The Netherlands’ Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and other members of his political party were on a boat wearing t-shirts emblazoned with “Gay Rights for Russia.” Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories AMSTERDAM (AP) – Rainbow flags are flying from scores of Amsterdam buildings as tens of thousands of festival-goers, many dressed in pink or wearing studded leather, party it up at one of the city’s biggest events: the annual Gay Pride celebration.The Saturday festivities center on a colorful boat flotilla sailing through the city’s ancient canals, each with its own theme, pumping out dance music.Notable floats this year included a boat organized by the Netherlands’ soccer association. Former soccer greats, including striker Patrick Kluivert and defender Ronald de Boer, rode along, together with national team coach Louis van Gaal. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Dijsselbloem told local newspaper Het Parool that gay rights in Russia are “headed in the wrong direction.”_____Associated Press videojournalist Bishr Eltouni contributed to this story.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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Kenya to use charter flights to boost tourism

first_imgNajib Balala, Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary has revealed that a European company will launch chartered flights to the Kenyan coast to boost the tourism industry, renewing hopes of the sector’s recovery this season.The latest deal arrived at after consultations between Balala, representatives of TUI Group, a multinational travel and tourism company and Kenya’s leading international tour operators.It was agreed that TUI Poland charter will for the first time be flying tourists to the Kenyan coast during the European summer season from July to October 2016, with a capacity of 180 passengers. It will be operating to Mombasa weekly with a possibility of continuing through the winter period to April 2017.Balala said the charter flights will benefit from the recently announced charter incentive programme that includes a waiver of landing fees and a $30 subsidy for every passenger on the charter flights terminating in Mombasa and Malindi.last_img read more

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