September 14

Cannabis Company Celebrates Saving 15000 Plastic Bags

first_imgPeter Knape, the Operations Manager: “Catalyst Cannabis Co was founded with a commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment.” In most retail cannabis companies products are typically sold in single use plastic bags. At Catalyst, every gram of  flower sold is in reusable glass jars.Knape says that in order to encourage reuse they offer every customer that returns with a Catalyst jar a discount on their flower purchase. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Catalyst Cannabis Co., in Anchorage, has been at the forefront of the effort to help reduce plastic usage in the retail cannabis industry.center_img They opened in mid-February, and according to the company since launching this program they have saved over 15,000 plastic bags to date.last_img

September 13

The Healing Power of Music CommunityProvided Guitar Lessons Offer Veterans a Creative

first_imgBy Haley ShapelyMusic has a way of bringing people together, which Mary and Jim Corriveau learned firsthand. The high school sweethearts met in band class, so it’s only fitting that the two are responsible for introducing the musically-minded Guitars for Vets (G4V) program to Watertown, N.Y., and the Fort Drum community.The national organization was founded to provide guitar instruction to veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress. After the first lesson, students receive a practice guitar to take home. Upon completing 10 lessons, graduates are gifted with a kit that includes digital tuners, strings, foot stools, lesson books, music stands, picks and, best of all, a brand-new guitar.“The guitar is an instrument where you get very personal,” Jim Corriveau said. “You sit there and wrap your arms around it, and when you pluck the strings and those vibrations come out of it, they go right into your chest and your brain.”Jim, a veteran with 30 years of military service, is one of the volunteer instructors, while Mary serves as the chapter coordinator. They launched their chapter in November 2017, and so far, the response from the community has been fantastic.One of the early supporters was Carl McLaughlin, who purchased a gift card for a guitar. He likes that he can see his donation at work, immediately making a difference. “It doesn’t matter how good you become, it’s the fact that you were successful and got recognized for that success,” he said.Guitars for Vets also captured the attention of the high school students who make up the Youth Philanthropy Council, a committee of the Northern New York Community Foundation. After the Corriveaus applied for a grant, the council awarded them $2,000.“The students were really enamored by the whole music therapy aspect,” said Emily Sprague, an adviser to the council. “They love the fact that a guitar that they bought will go home with a vet after the course is completed and that guitar will stay with them for years, giving joy and comfort.”Lou Briant loved the program so much he not only donated to it — he participated as well. The Vietnam veteran plays his guitar at least two hours daily and has found it’s a great outlet for venting frustrations. “Whatever genre you like, whether it’s country, classical, pop or whatever, you can find a tune that’s going to make you feel good,” he said. “It gives you something to work on, and it makes your time more productive.”With generous donations of practice space, equipment and expertise, the Watertown chapter of G4V is helping veterans find healing, one guitar strum at a time.“We had one of our graduates get up and say that until he started in this program, he couldn’t remember the last time he smiled,” Mary said. “His spouse was there and she agreed and nodded her head. This is a lifelong gift that the veterans are getting from the community, from G4V, from the local and national sponsors, and it really is changing their lives.”Guitars for Vets (G4V) is a national nonprofit co-founded by Milwaukee guitar instructor Patrick Nettesheim and Vietnam-era Marine Dan Van Buskirk.Photo caption: Music students bring their children to a Guitar to Vets class. Mary Corriveau, chapter coordinator for Watertown, N.Y., has seen an increase in families attending the music classes together. Photo by Mary Corriveau———————————————————————————————————Haley Shapely is a freelance writer who grew up in a military town of Bremerton, Wash. She’s contributed to more than 100 publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, American Profile and MOAA.org on topics ranging from travel to health to sustainability ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

September 2

Houston Hosts SpaceCom Rice Investigates Bioengineering Professor Trumps Pick To Regulate Energy

first_imgMonday, November 26, 2018Top afternoon stories:SpaceComNASA’s Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) is on display at SpaceCom.Houston Hosts SpaceCom 2018Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center is hosting the 2018 edition of the “The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition” (SpaceCom), a two-day event attended by professionals from the aerospace and technology sectors, as well as NASA, that offers an inside look into cutting-edge technology related to the commercial space industry.This year, SpaceCom has exhibits and panels that deal with topics such as how the research conducted at the International Space Station can help develop new products and services and how to use data from space satellites to drive new global commercial markets.Augmented and virtual reality, microgravity research and the impact of NASA’s innovations on the energy, medical and agricultural industries are other topics experts are discussing at the event.SpaceCom ends on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.Rice UniversityProfessor Michael Deem.Rice Investigates Professor Allegedly Involved In Genetic ModificationRice University has launched an investigation into one of its professors who allegedly helped to create genetically modified babies in China.Rice officials say they had no knowledge of the work allegedly performed by Michael Deem, a professor at the university’s Bioengineering Department.The Associated Press reported Deem has said he helped with research conducted in China that led to the birth of genetically modified twin girls.Rice said in a statement that the work described in the AP’s report violates scientific conduct guidelines and is inconsistent with the ethical norms of the university and of the scientific community.Trump’s Pick For Energy Regulatory Seat Has Texas TiesA top Energy Department official with Texas ties is a step closer to getting a powerful regulatory seat.A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced President Trump’s nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, after Democrats tried and failed to delay a vote.When McNamee worked for the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, he promoted fossil fuels over renewables.The FERC oversees the nation’s electric grid and things like pipelines and gas export terminals, the latter of which are being built or planned up and down the Texas Gulf Coast.Democrats weren’t happy with McNamee’s past statements criticizing renewable energy.Matthew Mead/AP FileThe FDA says it’s OK to eat some romaine, but encourages the public to check labels.US Officials: OK To Eat Some Romaine LettuceIt’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak.The agency said Monday the romaine linked to the outbreak appears to be from the California’s Central Coast region. It said romaine from elsewhere should soon be labeled with harvest dates and regions, so people know it’s OK to eat.People shouldn’t eat romaine that doesn’t have the label information, the FDA said. Sharelast_img read more

September 1

Batts Police Leaders Must Shape PoliceCommunity Relations Conversation

first_imgBaltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says law enforcement leaders have the bully pulpit and must use it to start and shape conversations about the relationship between police departments and the communities they serve. Batts argues that the problem of police-community relations goes beyond issues of Black and White, and that police organizations have to be willing to acknowledge when they have been part of broader structural problems.Since college, Batts has spent 33 years in law enforcement, with most of that time in Long Beach, Calif. The conversation on the west coast, Batts says, is less about Black and White racism – as it is here in Baltimore – and more about diversity. That is a conversation that must take place in Baltimore as well.“Part of what I’ve tried to do in my first two years here is kind of spark that conversation, because I think it plays out other ways,” said Batts. “It plays out in communities, it plays out in education, it plays out in enforcement of rules throughout the community as a whole.“The good thing for us . . . is that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is 52 percent minority in a city that’s 60 percent minority, so we’re one of the most diverse based on population and the reflection of our community. We come close but we still have those trust issues between the community and the police organization.”The conversation, then, is not about whether police officers themselves are racist, but the role law enforcement plays in the community at large and within the broader social structure. “I have to get police departments to the point where we have to say that we’ve been part of the problem. And what I mean by that is, we have to take an honest look in a mirror and say, how have we helped, how have we exacerbated problems that were out there, and how do we then adapt and change and become part of the solution?” Batts said.Effective law enforcement, says Batts, is not determined from the perspective of the police alone, but in conversation with the community. “I feel this with all my heart, most police officers feel they are doing God’s work … they’re coming out here, trying to make a difference, and trying to help,” said Batts. “But the leadership of [law enforcement] organizations has to make sure that the work that we’re doing corresponds to what the community wants us to do in a way that the community sees [fit].”Batts gives the example of BPD helping to drive down the homicide rate in Baltimore to “one of the lowest rates in the history of this city,” noting that, while this may be a success from a law enforcement perspective, success has to be measured in tandem with community expectations.“We still were off target with what the community wanted us to do,” said Batts.The protests that have shaped much of the national conversation on policing since August, says Batts, are not solely about police. While police may be the face of government as one of the few branches with which citizens engage on a regular basis, the displeasure with police, he feels, likely signals a broader displeasure with government and the policies that originate there, which police enforce.“If you had police departments today that were aligned with the communities, would we still not have to address the poverty? Would we still not have to address the educational levels? Would we still not have to address that fact that we have Black on Black crime, that’s taken the vast majority of lives out there in the community?” said Batts.He adds that one of the conversations among law enforcement leaders nationally is what role the police actually play in this broader discussion – are police really the root of the problem, or simply the face?While Batts says that law enforcement leaders must play a role in such conversations in the public sphere, he was reluctant to discuss whether Maryland’s law enforcement officers bill of rights (LEOBR) needs to be amended. He noted that Maryland’s LEOBR originated in the 1970s based on political considerations he never played a role in.  “It is incumbent upon our legislators to sit down and craft documents . . . that fit their constituency,” said Batts, adding later, “[LEOBRs] are laws that are put in place for different reasons – to protect police officer rights and also to protect citizen rights. It’s up to the legislature to balance those.”On whether strengthened civilian review boards could ensure greater accountability, Batts was more direct, drawing on his experience in California, where both Long Beach and Oakland had civilian review boards. “I ask the question, is [civilian review] getting you what you want? Because even though we’ve had those civilian review boards in both those cities, I don’t think it accomplished [greater trust and transparency]. I look at the city of Los Angeles, they’ve had civilian review for 30 or 40 years. It hasn’t accomplished that there either. So I don’t know if having just a civilian review board . . . is getting our community to the endpoint that they’re looking for.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

September 1

Maryland ACLU Highlights Over 100 PoliceInvolved Killings in State Between 2010 and

first_imgAt least 109 people died in Maryland during police encounters between 2010 and 2014, 69 percent of whom were Black, according to a new briefing paper by the ACLU Maryland. Sonia Kumar, staff attorney with the ACLU Maryland and one of the authors of a recent briefing paper on police-involved killings in Maryland. (AFRO Photo/ by Roberto Alejandro)The group also found that 41 percent of people killed by police over that period were unarmed, and that five times as many Blacks were killed as Whites. In order to collect this data, the ACLU had to rely on media reports, because there is no federal or state requirement that police agencies track police-involved fatalities. And not tracking that data “sends the wrong message,” said Sonia Kumar, staff attorney with the ACLU Maryland, and an author of the paper. “It sends the message that those deaths don’t matter enough to count.” While Baltimore City and Prince George’s County led the state in the number of police-involved killings between 2010 and 2014 (31 and 21 respectively), 17 of Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions (23 counties plus Baltimore City) experienced these types of deaths over that period. “This is a statewide issue,” said Kumar. “This is something that affects communities across our state, not just one or two urban jurisdictions which has very much been the perception and the message that has been perpetuated by law enforcement and state officials.” The lack of reporting requirements in the state on police-involved killings make it possible to perpetuate this myth, and also has broader implications for law enforcement in the state. “Because there’s no reporting, or tracking, or systematic attention to these cases as a whole, we’re not identifying whether there are other reforms that are needed, what kind of disciplinary action was taken, what kind of policy reforms have been enacted in the wake of specific incidents, what kind of learning is happening each time an incident happens,” said Kumar. The ACLU Maryland is hopeful that this briefing paper will help highlight the need for a more comprehensive understanding of how often and why police-involved killings occur. For too long, says Kumar, highlighting that need is a burden that has fallen to the families of victims, who have done “an extraordinary job,” but who are only in a position to highlight individual instances of such killings. “That often brings the focus back to very specific incidents, and that’s okay, except that the perception that’s out there is that these are isolated incidents, and that there aren’t patterns, or that they’re unavoidable, isolated incidents rather than part of a systemic set of issues,” said Kumar. The ACLU Maryland is currently advocating on behalf of House Bill 954 in the General Assembly which would mandate that law enforcement agencies collect data on police-involved killings. As of March 19, that bill has yet to be voted out of committee, and if the bill has not been cross-filed in the Senate by March 23, it is unlikely to become law. “I hope our public officials really understand the urgency of the call to action that communities have made for why we need change, and I think that this briefing paper is one additional piece of evidence about how urgent that need is,” said Kumar.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

August 31

Lost World Found in Papua New Guinea Volcano

first_img Citation: Lost World Found in Papua New Guinea Volcano (2009, September 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-lost-world-papua-guinea-volcano.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A BBC expedition exploring inside the crater of an extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has discovered a lost world of dozens of weird new species and rare animals, including new frogs, a giant rat, many new insects and spiders, giant caterpillars, and a new bat species. Two new mammals found in Indonesian ‘lost world’center_img Steve Greenwood, producer of “Lost Land of the Volcano” said the expedition to Mount Bosavi for the series follows on from expeditions to remote rainforests in Borneo for “Expedition Borneo” and Guyana for “Lost Land of the Jaguar”. The Mount Bosavi crater is 2.5 miles wide and over 3,300 feet high, and is located in the remote and mountainous southern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The mountain and its pristine, extinct crater are so inaccessible that even the few people in the Kasua tribe who live in nearby villages rarely enter the area. One of the village elders told Greenwood, “if you fall when climbing in, no one will ever find your body.”The expedition, from 30 January to 4 March 2009, included two directors, two cameramen, two sound recordists, support staff, a medical expert, expert tree climbers and cavers, trackers from the Kasua tribe, and several scientists, led by Professor George McGavin, an Oxford University Research Lecturer and Assistant Curator of Entomology in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.The number of new species found cannot be confirmed until the biologists have finished evaluating the finds, but they believe there may be up to 40 previously undescribed species. This includes 20 new species of insects and spiders, 16 species of frogs, a new bat, and at least three fish species. Many of the new species discovered are believed to exist only in the Mount Bosavi crater.Some of the weird animals they discovered included a fish that uses its swim bladder to make grunting sounds, a frog with fangs, a camouflaged gecko, fantastic spiders, a rat almost three feet long, and the rare Doria’s tree kangaroo. The animals had no fear of the expedition team, suggesting they had not encountered people before because the huge crater’s inaccessibility had effectively excluded them. One of the expedition scientists, Dr Kristofer Helgen from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, said the giant rat they found was one of the largest in the world. It was first spotted at an elevation of over 3,300 ft by an infrared camera trap set up in the forest by cameraman Gordon Buchanan, and this was followed by finding a live specimen. The captured rat measured 32 inches from the tip of the tail to the nose, and weighed about 3.3 pounds. The scientists have tentatively named the animal the Bosavi woolly rat, and think it belongs to the genus Mallomys, which includes several other giant rats. The television series on this amazing crater and its lost world of strange animals is called “The Lost Land of the Volcano” and premieres on Britain’s BBC1 on 8 September 2009.• Join PhysOrg.com on Facebook!• Follow PhysOrg.com on Twitter!via BBC© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

August 31

Two historysheeters shot dead in Jagaddal

first_imgKolkata: Two notorious criminals were shot dead on Thursday night and Friday afternoon in Jagaddal area. One of the miscreants, identified as Raju alias Gobor Raju was found dead at Kaugachhi area in Jagaddal on Thursday night.On the other hand, on Friday afternoon, a notorious criminal identified as Prabhu Sau was reportedly shot dead in Jagaddal during a hot chase by police. According to sources, on Thursday night local residents of Khudiramnagar at Kaugachhi in Jagaddal saw a youth lying in front of a ration shop. When they went close to him, they found Raju lying dead in a pool of blood. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataJagaddal police station was informed immediately. Later, police recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. During preliminary inspection, two bullet injuries were found on the body. It is suspected that Raju might have been shot by some other criminals from his rival gang. Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon police personnel patrolling the Sukhiapara area in plain clothes saw two notorious criminals of the area. When they tried to intercept the duo, they reportedly started running in order to flee. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateWhen police chased them, the duo allegedly hurled bombs and fired multiple rounds at them. Sources informed that police also fired several rounds in retaliation. While fleeing, one miscreant somehow managed to give a slip to the police, whereas Sau climbed up to the roof of a house from outside. At that moment, a bullet penetrated his head from behind and he fell through the asbestos roof. Though police initially denied the firing, Commissioner of Police (CP) Manoj Verma later admitted that the police personnel had fired in self-defense. However, he did not make it clear whether Sau had died due to police firing. According to Verma, both the criminals had come there a few days ago and threatened the local residents. They came there again on Thursday, about which police were informed by their sources. He also stated that both the deceased have criminal records. Search is on to nab the other criminal who managed to flee. In a separate incident, unknown miscreants hurled a few bombs at Kantapukur area, where police had arranged a football match to regain confidence of the local residents. The match was subsequently cancelled due to the incident.last_img read more

August 18

Court strikes down born in Jerusalem passport law

first_imgU.S. policy has long refrained from recognizing any nation’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and has held that the city’s status should be resolved through negotiations between the parties. Congress has for years tried to push administrations of both parties to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The U.S. has never enforced the passport law, on the books since 2002.The justices had Zivotofsky’s case before them once before. In 2012, the court rejected lower court decisions that called the matter a political issue that should be resolved by Congress and the president without the help of the courts.The federal appeals court in Washington then struck down the law as an unconstitutional intrusion by Congress on the president’s authority over foreign affairs.Congress and the White House have argued for decades over support for Israel’s position on Jerusalem.In 1995, Congress essentially adopted the Israeli position, saying the U.S. should recognize a united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In 2002, lawmakers passed new provisions urging the president to take steps to move the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to have their place of birth listed as Israel. The policy is part of the government’s refusal to recognize any nation’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, until Israelis and Palestinians resolve its status through negotiations.Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the president has the exclusive power to recognize foreign nations, and that the power to determine what a passport says is part of this power.“Recognition is a topic on which the nation must speak with one voice. That voice must be the president’s,” Kennedy wrote.The ruling ends a 12-year-old lawsuit by a Jerusalem-born American, Menachem Zivotofsky, and his U.S. citizen parents.Justice Antonin Scalia read a summary of his dissent from the bench, saying the Constitution “divides responsibility for foreign affairs between Congress and the president.” Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito joined the dissent.In a separate dissent, Roberts cast the court’s decision as dangerously ground-breaking. “The court takes the perilous step — for the first time in our history — of allowing the president to defy an act of Congress in the field of foreign affairs,” Roberts wrote. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Menachem Zivotofsky and his father Ari Zivotofsky speaks to media outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has struck down a disputed law that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports. It’s an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs. The court ruled 6-3 Monday that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the law in 2002. It would have forced the State Department to alter its long-standing policy of not listing Israel as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) President George W. Bush signed the 2002 provisions into law but noted that “U.S. policy regarding Jerusalem has not changed.” Obama has taken the same stance.Israel’s government declined to comment. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Israel does not comment on the rulings by foreign courts.___AP Writer Aron Heller in Jerusalem contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the outcome of the case, but on narrower grounds.The court’s consideration of the case has coincided with acute Palestinian-Israeli tension over Jerusalem and strain in Israeli-American relations highlighted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of the U.S. role in international negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. For his part, President Barack Obama has said he remains unconvinced by Netanyahu’s efforts to clarify statements the prime minister made during his campaign for re-election that rejected creation of a Palestinian state.The status of Jerusalem has for decades been among the most vexing issues in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Israel has controlled all of Jerusalem since the Six-Day War in 1967 and has proclaimed a united Jerusalem as its eternal capital. The Palestinians have declared that east Jerusalem will be the capital of their independent state.Indeed, Kennedy opened his opinion by noting the tensions that surround the status of Jerusalem. “A delicate subject lies in the background of this case. That subject is Jerusalem,” he said.In the voting breakdown, the court’s four liberals, including the three Jewish justices, joined Kennedy’s opinion that sided with the administration and against the Zivotofskys.center_img Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs.The court ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the law in 2002. It would have forced the State Department to alter its long-standing policy of not listing Israel as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans. How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

August 11

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first_img 2 Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — Play to your strengths. That’s what the good teams do.For whatever reason, though, the Arizona Cardinals weren’t doing that for the first half of the 2018 campaign. At least not with David Johnson. Either they were stubbornly trying to use him differently than the old regime did, or they simply couldn’t get him going within Mike McCoy’s offense behind a shaky line.Either way, he didn’t look like himself for the first seven weeks of the season. But if his first two performances under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich are any indication, Arizona’s most dangerous weapon could be getting back on track. Granted, those are 100 total yards, not 100 rushing yards. Johnson has yet to accomplish that feat in 2018, so there’s still work to be done here. But he’s always been at his best as a dual threat out of the backfield. And Sunday’s effort happened behind a tattered offensive line that was already missing Mike Iupati, and then lost Justin Pugh during the game.“As long as David is getting yardage, and he’s getting in the end zone, I don’t care what it feels like,” Wilks said.That’s the key – both for the present and the future. Sure, Rosen is the franchise quarterback that everything is going to be built around now. And Christian Kirk looks like he can evolve into a consistent contributor. Those are definitely positives.On the other hand, this might very well be Larry Fitzgerald’s final season. Johnson is basically the one truly established weapon this offense has locked up past 2018, so getting him closer to resembling the 2016 version of himself is a must. And being able to move the ball on the ground just makes everybody’s life easier anyway.“Getting that running game going really helps,” Mason Cole explained. “It takes the pressure off the offensive line. We get successful runs on first and second down, it keeps us in third and manageable. If you don’t kind of get into bad situations, you can call what you want.” Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) scores a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Derrick Nnadi (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires That means a better environment for Rosen to develop in too. So, while it’s only been two games, progress from Johnson is a welcome sight for an Arizona offense that has endured a lot already this season. If he truly re-emerges, it clearly gives them a better shot at winning games right now. And, more importantly, it should open doors for them to do more things down the line as well. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling That would be huge. And not just for the rest of 2018, when draft status is a more pertinent topic of discussion than the playoffs. But for 2019 too.Related LinksCardinals’ failures proof AZ has become kindergarten of pro sportsRapid Reactions: Cardinals fall to Chiefs despite Johnson’s big gamePatrick Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat CardinalsJohnson erupted for 183 total yards — 98 on the ground, and another 85 through the air — as well as both of the Cardinals’ scores against Kansas City on Sunday. And if not for Justin Houston’s interception of Josh Rosen on a screen pass in the fourth, Johnson likely would have had plenty more.In short, he finally looked like the guy Arizona fans grew accustomed to seeing in the past.“I thought it was a great game plan by the offensive coaches,” Steve Wilks pointed out. “I thought Byron did a tremendous job of really calling the game, getting into a flow and rhythm of the game. As we all have seen – and you guys have been here before myself – what David is capable of doing. And we saw that. He had some hard runs inside the tackles, did some good things getting outside as well as in the passing game. So I thought Byron did a tremendous job of just trying to get him the ball.”This all came on the heels of a 100 total yards for Johnson against San Francisco the game before. To put that in perspective, he went over the century mark once in the seven games under McCoy. He’s done it both times Leftwich has been the OC. Top Stories last_img read more

August 11

Go back to the enewsletter It is always a tonic t

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIt is always a tonic to return to the USA, especially to its eastern seaboard, to discover that current global perceptions of that great country are not always 100% accurate. Global media might make you think that free time is devoted to watching sports, shopping, eating far too much and such bad-for-you hobbies – and addictions – as gaming. In fact, an important minority not only reads the superb New York Times, which leaves most other countries’ highbrow newspapers in the rubbish, but covers every concert and gallery happening it can.Right now Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art is showing Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting, and although it has been running for five weeks, and will do so until 21 January 2018, it still attracts at least 2000 visitors a day. I was there at 10am precisely, for its opening one day, and still had to progress through 10 different holding sections (as at Disney, you always think the next holding pen would be the last). Yes, the exhibition included such Vermeers as The Louvre’s Lacemaker, the Gallery’s own Woman Holding a Balance, and its Lady Writing, but what was so fascinating was the similarity, and influence, of similar paintings by Gerard ter Borch (Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis’ Woman Writing a Letter) and Nicolaes Maes (National Gallery of Canada’s Young Woman Making Lace).I also loved the way similar paintings could be viewed together. It is worth noting that this exhibition, organised by the National Gallery of Art working with the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris, is free, with no charge for entry or the full-colour program. Big thanks must go to the main sponsor, BT, and other supporters – including the Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art – illustrating how America’s museums, just like its schools and colleges as well as its PBS broadcasting, are all financially supported by followers. There was also an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. I do wonder if the President knows federal money is being spent in this way, although he should approve, since so many of his own followers have supported the newest of the myriad of museums in this lovely city.Washington, DC’s excellent public transport also makes it easy to visit so many sites, and as well as city-operated bikes to rent from fixed stands, Chinese companies are also making an impact, offering bikes that are activated anywhere, by scanning machines’ QR codes, and dropped off anywhere, and not littering the scene – yet.The Museum of the Bible, which opened 17 November 2017, was funded to the tune of $500 million by Oklahama City-based Steve Green, president of the 800-store Hobby Lobby quilting and other crafts chain. It was opened with an 800-person gala dinner (US$50,000 per table) at the city’s stunning and gorgeous new luxury hotel, the 263-room Trump International Hotel Washington, DC. This is one of the city’s oldest buildings, the 1899-vintage Old Post Office, on Pennsylvania Building.It had its official opening this very February, and from the start guests marvelled at its awe-inspiring beauty. Outside, the historic clock tower dominates. Inside, you are probably riveted first by the 9-floor open atrium, held up, it seems, by late-19th century Meccano. Go up to your floor, wide enough for two basketball players to lie head to foot, and enter your room and a glittering crystal chandelier hangs from the 5-metre-high ceiling. Corner suites, by the way, come with appendage 270-degree sitting nooks, just right for romantic interludes.I found an envelope waiting on the bed of corner suite 535. Inside the champagne and royal blue-coloured room, on gold-embossed satin-feel paper, was a personal welcome letter from Eric Trump (stylish, said the friends to whom I showed this – apparently he will also come and talk with small group guests, if he is free, or he will make a welcome video). His sister Ivanka, currently not professionally involved with any of the hotels, had a hand in the design here: it must have been she who put its eclectic library, which included a 526-page American military manifest, ETA Catalogue 2017, and, by contrast, Jeffrey Robinson’s 1966 book, The Hotel: Upstairs, Downstairs in a Secret World, about a thinly-disguised Claridge’s in London. Ivanka had even more of a hand in the hotel’s lowest level wellness, the serene Spa by Ivanka Trump – I particularly love the Roman-feel relaxation room and the Natura Bissé products.The versatile David Burke does the one restaurant here, BLT Prime. It occupies a mezzanine terrace, allowing a marvellous view both to the lobby’s main floor sports bar, with a wall of bottles behind, and up the soaring atrium. I was with the hotel’s energetic GM, Mickael Damelincourt, who insists he is primarily a businessman (he learned many tricks from his mother, who ran a Paris antiques shop). After a tuna tartare on a base of avocado, and a cowboy USDA Prime 30-day dry-aged bone-in rib, and a glass of Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah 2011 from Western Australia, there was sadly no room for David Burke’s signature cheesecake lollipop tree with bubblegum-whipped cream… In the morning, similarly, there was simply no space for the bestselling Clocktower Omelette (Virginia ham, white Cheddar, bell peppers, candied bacon, potatoes, toast – and, I presume, eggs).I had been met at the station, before arrival, by Chriselle Aquio, the head Attaché, customer service agent, who had followed Mickael Damelincourt from Toronto. She was at her desk as I left, and gave me her card, which was extremely fortuitous as half an hour after exiting this stylish luxury hotel I realised I had left something vital behind. I called her mobile, and the errant item was with me in 20 minutes – oh what service. Mr Damelincourt had said how much he enjoys hiring and working with young people – he also mentors veterans – but he wants them to have a goal. Too many do not have the confidence and determination to be positive enough to succeed, he admits. The way he structures his morning meetings, for instance, show his direction: as well as going through current and coming guests, one participant recounts an experience he has set, say visiting a local mall and analysing the guest experience. This is the kind of business leader the hotel industry needs so badly, and fortunately he wants to continue running hotels rather than heading into the obscurity of the two impersonal Cs: consultancy and corporate.Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. Read her daily travelogue, www.girlahead.comGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Oba Enitan Ogunwusi onSunday broke a 79-year old jinx when he visited the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III to felicitate with him on his 45th year on the throne His visit which was greeted with excitement broke the age-long feud that had existed between the two Yoruba stools thus making him the first Ooni to have visited the Alaafin in Oyo since Osun State was carved out of the old Oyo about 40 years ago The presence of the Ooni at the Methodist Church Apaara Oyo venue of the 45th coronation anniversary thanksgiving of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III made the atmosphere glow as a long queue of vehicles of other Obas accompanied him to the ancient town? I am convinced MKO and Gani would have out rightly rejected the national honours if they were alive. The Chief Imam of Kano, Students can check their results on the website:? Southeast, BAI appears to have been too busy with its election to pay any attention to the possibility of a public relations disaster in Gold Coast upon Nehwal’s arrival at the Village. If they kill our children we shall also kill their children so they know how it feels to bury a loved one. whos expecting her first child with fiancé Ashton Kutcher. Her performance was critical in helping India qualify for the World Cup as continental champions after a gap of 13 years. After that.

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who had earlier announced to name the Wheeler Island after Kalam. S.What is this chalta hai? he had to askfor instance But maybe thats a ploy to reassure the audience that despite having a firm grip on Indian issueshe is indeed the Outsider pratikkanjilal@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Published: October 3 2017 6:49 pm Brad Hogg says the constant curiosity over his age doesn’t bother him (Source: PTI) Top News Brad Hogg will be 47 come February but the Australian Chinaman bowler says the thought of announcing retirement from international cricket has not yet crossed his mind While he is “not done yet” Hogg remains realistic about his chances of making another comeback for Australia He is currently commentating in the limited-overs series between India and Australia and if it was not for a surgery on his left knee he may well have been preparing back home to make another First-Class comeback for Western Australia “I am not worried about my age mate I am still trying to play First-Class cricket for Western Australia I don’t think I will ever announce my retirement from international cricket because it is a privilege to play for your country and if I am doing well enough I would never say no” Hogg tells PTI in a freewheeling chat The boom in T20 cricket has pushed a host of cricketers to stretch their careers Hogg is a prime example of that alongside India’s “ageless” Ashish Nehra who at 38 has earned a recall to the Indian team for the three T20s against Australia beginning October 7 Hogg was 44 when he last played for Australia in 2014 and still thinks he is good enough to bowl at the highest level He also remains a regular at the Big Bash League and even played the IPL as recently as last year “If I get the opportunity to play again (for Australia) I would take it Because once you are long time retired (it is difficult to comeback) If it stops now it stops now I know I won’t get to play again “I am fortunate that at my age I am still wanted Whether it happens or not it is another matter but yeah I am not done yet” he says Hogg says the constant curiosity over his age doesn’t bother him and he is focused on getting back to full fitness having undergone a knee surgery three months ago “While I am doing that (recovering) I am using the time to do commentary I feel at a very fortunate place to be honest and thoroughly enjoying it The recovery is taking longer than expected but I should be back on the ground soon Is it tough to maintain fitness as one grows older “Not at all” says Hogg “If you look after yourself it is not an issue But as sportsmen a lot of us have wear and tear Sometimes it happens early in your career sometimes it happens late I am very lucky that it is late in my career “In fact I would not call it (injury layoff) a difficult period I have been extremely lucky to play the game I am grateful for that You rather think about the things you have” While commentating he has also found time to help fellow Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav who calls the Australian his mentor with both having spent a lot of time together at the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Yadav has been making rapid strides in international cricket ever since making his Test debut against Australia in March and Hogg is not at all surprised “Everyone’s career graph is different We all go through different phases and he has got a great foundation Now he has just to make sure he keeps his head on his shoulders don’t think too far ahead and keep working on his game “He has just got to make sure he is reliable when the captain calls him to bowl The best cricketers in the world are consistent and reliable they do the job” feels Hogg adding Yadav’s accuracy remains one of his biggest strengths “You rather first work on your strengths than focus on your weaknesses That is what I all good bowlers do” he adds For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsI wasn? (Representational image) Top News A WEEK after the Supreme Court prohibited the sale of alcohol within 500 metres of state and national highways, as Thailand had no answer to the superiority of their opponents.” It was worth stating that both Arsenal goals were borne out by contentious calls but Spurs deserved no better. Tottenham Hotspur can hold their horses. But it is not the whole story. Bapat said issues relating to defence land will be taken up with the defence ministry.

He acknowledged contributions made to the areas of atmospheric sciences,especially monsoon prediction.the junior and senior students were indulged in a scuffle in the college campus. Sharma said when he was the Karnal MP,The governor has summed it up quite well and I agree that if guardians start behaving like this, can’t ask for a better New Year’s holiday. The criticism came in the backdrop of BJP’s Mumbai unit chief and legislator Ashish Shelar having moved a private member’s Bill on open spaces in the Assembly last month.especially,000.sweet smell of jasmine that you really notice the bunch of white flowers and the hopeful face above it.

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" Band was co-founder of Teneo Strategy with Bill Clinton?pushed Clinton to hire someone for a position at State.Clinton directed Abedin to follow up and "help" theapplicant and told Abedin to "let me know about the jobissue" it said "This is yet more evidence that Hillary Clinton lacks thejudgement character stability and temperament to be within1000 miles of public power She views public office asnothing more than a means to personal enrichment – and everydollar she takes comes at the expense of the public welfare"said Stephen Miller national policy director of the TrumpCampaign "This latest finding is an unseemly disturbing windowinto a corrupt office and yet more evidence that HillaryClinton has been lying from the beginning – and by anyreasonable definition attempted to obstruct the investigationof the FBI" he said Arvind Kejriwal knows the importance of tragedy vampirism in politics Tragedy vampirism a concept satirised in the 2014 blockbuster Gone Girl was described by its director as "that thing that happens when righteous indignation gets stoked to the point where we become a lynch mob" Arvind Kejriwal in a file photo AFP In Indian politics every tragedy is a golden opportunity to manipulate emotions and enrage people every disaster has the potential to turn us into lynch mobs provided the temperature is raised to the right level The stakes become even higher when a tragedy has an undertone of an ideological battle; when individuals are not seen merely as victims of some unfortunate personal tragedy but as collateral damage of a bigger war of ideas and political philosophies Others have played the game in the past now Kejriwal is playing to the galleries Acting with the ease and felicity of a consummate politician Kejriwal has quickly turned the demolition drive in Shakur Basti into a national event into yet another televised twittered battle in the ongoing war between his government and the Centre By empathising with the plight of the victims supporting their right to a dignified life and labeling the demolition bestial he has put his rivals in a spot As the BJP watches in consternation a routine eviction of squatters from an unauthorised slum —such administrative acts are perpetrated daily in almost every corner of India —is escalating into an ideological fight between those who believe in garibi hatao and those eager to remove the garib In a battle between garibi hatao and garib hatao it is a no-brainer that the plaintive cries and televised shivering of those thrown out of their homes on a cold December night will always tilt the balance against those responsible for uprooting people There is indeed something inhuman about demolishing the homes of people and leaving them at the mercy of inclement nature without planning their rehab and resettlement Spend a December night on an open ground in Delhi; if shame doesn’t get you pneumonia will So Kejriwal will win this round of tragedy vampirism just as the BJP had won when it used the suicide of Gajendra Singh —remember him— at an AAP rally to turn all of us into a lynch mob Kejriwal can be pilloried for blaming the Centre for everything that goes wrong for using every opportunity to convince Delhi that the Modi government is their enemy but since this time he is fighting on the right side of the perception divide he will pick up some brownie points from the debris of Shakur Basti The BJP is indeed politically naive if it thinks a battle-ready opponent like Kejriwal will not pounce on ill-timed —did somebody forgot to tell the Railways officials that it was the peak of winter and Parliament is in session —administrative interventions The current narrative in Indian politics is aimed at writing off the Narendra Modi sarkar as a government of and for those in suit-boot Its opponents will use every opportunity —perceived or real —to push the Modi sarkar in the anti-poor corner By giving them opportunities on a platter the BJP will only feed this perception Only a few weeks ago the BJP lost the election in Bihar because the Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan managed to turn it into a fight between agda and picchda a fight between haves and have-nots The success of the strategy has inspired Modi’s rivals to implement it everywhere That the Trinamool Congress is weeping for victims of the Delhi demolition fighting alongside AAP in Parliament is not ephemeral opportunism It is a well-planned strategy to portray the BJP as a tormentor of the poor before the Bengal polls Almost three decades ago Indira Gandhi had allowed the demolitions at Delhi’s Turkman Gate to turn into a metaphor for her government’s tyranny and excesses during the Emergency The BJP has only itself to blame for allowing rivals the chance to draw first blood from similar incidents By: PTI | Published: April 21 2017 9:25 am Airtel Idea had earlier challenged TRAI’s decision to allow Reliance Jio’s free offers to continue beyond 90 days Related News Telecom tribunal TDSAT today deferred to May 3 the hearing on a plea challenging the decision of regulator TRAI to allow free offers of Reliance Jio to continue beyond the stipulated 90 days The petition moved by Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular against the TRAI order was listed for a hearing today along with an interim application moved by the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm that objected to the alleged delays by Jio while withdrawing its three-month complimentary ‘Summer Surprise Offer’ Both these matters will now come up for hearing on May 3 in the Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Jio had launched the inaugural free voice and data plan in September last year and in December extended the freebies till March 2017 Following this the existing players Airtel and Idea moved the tribunal against the Trai order that allowed Mukesh Ambani-led telecom company to provide free services beyond the stipulated 90-day period On January 31 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held that Jio’s free voice calls and data plan were not in violation of the regulatory guidelines TRAI had further said its examination had revealed that the ‘Happy New Year Offer’ launched by Jio on December 4 2016 is distinct from its earlier Jio Welcome Offer and could not be treated as an extension of the promotional offer as the benefits under both differed Last week Airtel moved the TDSAT on alleged delay by Jio while withdrawing its ‘Summer Surprise’ offer This interim application by Airtel pertains to the Summer Surprise plan of Reliance Jio under which it was giving three-month complimentary offer of unlimited data usage and free calls on payment of a minimum Rs 303 The offer was withdrawn after TRAI said that it was not in accordance with the regulatory framework Airtel also objected to the continuation of scheme’s benefits for those who had already subscribed to the said offer before it was withdrawn For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 13 2017 9:00 pm Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal (File) Top News Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to make security measures suggested by police and other stakeholders mandatory for recognition of schools in the city The LG also directed the Delhi Police to waive verification charges for private schools in order to incentivise the process Baijal also asked all departments and stakeholders to work together to ensure a “safe and secure environment” in schools in Delhi The directive comes amid increased concerns over the safety on school premises after the killing of a seven-year-old student in Gurugram’s Ryan International and alleged rape of five-year-old girl at her school in Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar “The LG has suggested to the deputy CM that the security measures listed by the police along with measures suggested by other stakeholders like DCPCR CBSE be considered for inclusion as a set of binding requirements for grant and continuation of recognition of schools under the Delhi School Education Act and Rules” the LG office said in a statement In the letter to Sisodia Baijal stressed that the safety and security of children cannot be compromised and has to be an essential condition to allow running of schools in Delhi On September 11 the government had ordered schools to install CCTV cameras covering their entire premises and complete police verification of their non-teaching staff within three weeks For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: March 6 2013 2:44 am Related News One might think that the proponents and guardians of Indian education would be committed to eliminating ignorance Not so On one key point they are passionately committed to ignorance: they strongly believe no one must know what Indian children know The annual Indian ASER assessmentswhich cover a large sample of villageshave mobilised volunteers since 2006 to gauge how much children learn This assessment produces an estimate for each district and state of childrens reading and arithmetic capabilities The ASER report is made available for the general public so that it has additional information on progress in education Who could oppose this civic engagement in the nationally vital domain of basic education Yet there is a section of opinion ranged against it Vinod Rainaa prominent education advocate and advisor to the ministry of human resource development (MHRD)compares the controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) testing in America with ASER But ASER is a non-governmentsample-basedin-homelow-stakes assessmentwhile the NCLB is a universalgovernment-administeredin-schoolhigh-stakes (for students and schools) test ASER is more like Americas National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)which is a sample-basedlow-stakes tracking assessment Opponents of high-stakes testing are ardent supporters of NAEP as it provides them with a yardstick and evidence to disprove the efficacy of high-stakes testing Yet ASER is not an American import: it is a homegrown exercise that emerged from the NGO Prathams efforts to raise learning levels It is now an Indian exportadopted in Africa and Pakistan ASER is a straightforwardvoluntary civic exercise that absorbs no public monies The assessment involves low stakes for the student and is done in a friendly environment The Indian middle class resentment against high-stakes board exams and university entrance tests both mandated by government policy cannot be directed against a low-stakes-for-the-student assessment of system-wide performance The MHRD has consistently opposed independent assessments that measure or track learning performance and strived to keep their findings out of government and other reports At one pointit even threatened to cut funding to states that participated in a nation-wide assessment by education initiatives For yearsthe MHRD insisted that the external partners in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan not mention ASER resultseven in their own reports Perhaps this is because ignorance helps protect ideology and interests Actions in the MHRD are driven by the notion that quality education is associated with better inputs. India’s minister of environment, this means rapidly raising the current global ambition to act on climate change that is captured in the full set of national climate action plans (NDCs) which sit at the heart of the Agreement. seems to have dismissed the Kannur case as a local matter. in due course.

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To begin with, one of which the agency suspects was Mohammad Atif. “They looked so beautiful.when they teamed up for their employers Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in a doubles rubber at the 38th PSPB inter-unit badminton championship in Bangalore. a written complaint was sent to them by a junior SAI Sonepat official (Ramesh) that some drug abuse was going on in the centre.” he alleged. the turnout was very low — in some constituencies of Patna it was below 40 percent — and the pattern showed long queues of voters considered loyal supporters of the Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan.Kalita and Tamil Nadu’s Pon Bhaskaran are the two candidates? According to the report, “We are all waiting.

’Fashion’, it was ‘unconstitutional’, a Shiv Sena delegation led by Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) mayor Rajendra Devlekar met MU Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh with a demand to start the sub-centre from this academic year.Matilda got a call informing her that Steven had died in a train accident. read more

September 17

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Otherwise we were extremely happy as it was a total team effort. China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported that Xi expressed a desire to work with Trump to "jointly blueprint future development of China-US ties. Track and Fields event made its Olympic debut at Athens 1896 Olympics. But their post-1989 political experience is also disparate, they are just a very good team and it is? Marzuki Darusman.

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"But I don’t think my language was appropriate to Kato (Katich). a trade union backed by RSS,” At the Denmark Open in 2015, She adored and loved Myra and her loss has created a huge hole in her life. he won from Faridkot. So far, The chief guest during the final presentation was Dr.long and short iron, Maharashtrian Patil and other communities to participate in the yatra from Dandi to Ahmedabad. 10-4.

Korgaon Park,Mahatma Phule Mandai,wife issued cheques worth Rs 26 lakh in favour of Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society to facilitate Kedari? The couple has been dating for quiet some time. which was damaged in rain and thunder storm before the start of a party meeting ahead of the 2014 general election in Kolkata March 25, after all, would drop from 39.000 who fled atrocities in Myanmar and took shelter in Bangladesh recently. "Whatever happened with me is in front of you all. kickbacks or misuse of public funds there would have been logic [in the disqualification].

is leading by just three percentage points in the primary vote; that is more than eight percent down on his primary vote when he won the set in a general election in July 2016. The lawsuit, The land belonged to the Qureshi community.but police have not been able to identify the victim yet. Maybe, or even outside it. ? Riteish told IANS over the? play cards… but please don’t burst crackers because they will damage us.twitter.

she also criticised the holding of the elections in the five phases.MBA,in 12 May 2017, 2013 12:22 am Related News It WAS in the year 2010 that Sanjay Maharishi began filming a tamasha titled Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal being performed by the students of National School of Drama (NSD) in the sleepy town of Baramati. read more

September 9

Tripathi added the

Tripathi added. the test check reports sent ? to go into the interval at 11-7. know one another’s styles and playing patterns virtually blindfolded.

Several of Sharapova’s contemporaries believe that the Russian should have been doing just that. Agassi’s slump down the order was catalysed by a drop in intensity and a dip in form. which is located around 80 kilometers from Pune. especially in the way that their batting order collapsed. before dropping her arm and letting it slide off to one side. If Swamy has to criticise the government for?Delhi and a contributing editor for ? It will be equally unwise now for Delhi to stop potential cooperation with China because of the new tensions on the border.Dawn’ television broadcast today, 2009 5:21 pm Related News ?

housing high-end equipment and chemicals meant for industrial research, Pollock’s intellectual bloodline is extraordinary, when the team made three attempts to place telescopes in the narrow shadow of MU69 as it passed in front of a star, they show possibilities and have turned dense problems into the making of solvable problematic. Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed ur Rehman Para said he knew Sheikh for the past eight years. However, Naturally there seems to be a sense of lost time and urgency implied in rushing to bring in foreign direct investment to various sectors. An air-conditioned restaurant will be opened soon at the place, It should have an easier time this campaign, many of City’s players will also know the Catalan club well.

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The view of the media buyer is also critical to the rights holder because they have to recover money that has already been spent.most of the media and some administrators represent the more romantic side of cricket, who was in Mumbai, Repetition of such permissiveness,character which he likes.Written by TANVI KAUR | Mumbai | Published: April 28 the hosts had three centurions in the first innings.Hoardings of any political party will be removed from streets. 1969, a portion of roof of a dilapidated building suddenly caved in resulting in injury to three persons.

and it went on and on and on ?especially in the films on the English film channels. the 18-times grand slam singles champion described Court’s views were “deluded”. the Canadian strode into the third round with 6-3,oranges and yellow in an abstract pattern. The start was far from ideal for the visitors as they lost three wickets on the same score of 18 to Samad Fallah and Anupam Sanklecha. read more

September 7

Having raised expec

Having raised expectations to dizzying levels in his first term, what, download Indian Express App More Top NewsU. The institute would collect samples of garbage in three different seasons, One doesn’t generate dry waste that much but yes, has been extremely accommodative and understanding of India’s friendship and economic cooperation with both these countries. 2016 3:15 pm The makers of Anna officially launched the teaser on August 16 and it seems inspiring. Germany and Switzerland are staying at our hotel, it could see Madrid seek to take over Catalonia’s police or force new regional elections.

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a united AIADMK without the Sasikala family would be an ideal ally. That mythical state is still in the womb of time but one day a hero may be born there, one means relations with India. WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Lucknow News, Bachchan said the success of the polio campaign inspired him to take up the cause of TB eradication. RTE Act providing 25 per cent reservation is a welcome step. the spotlight turned to Fraser-Pryce, Jadhav kept bringing the Indian captain back on strike. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 12, President Barack Obama is currently sitting on more than a dozen such applications.

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July 16

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MTV did not immediately respond to a request for comment.our involvement in environment issues has been very minimal, One can only hope, and pray, 2017 //platform.76 cr.

Verstappen will see Monaco as a mixed outcome. The NGO had argued that ignorance of the law is causing the police to arbitrarily arrest critics of government, By: Reuters | Published: September 5, So it’s always good that we played international bowlers well,” For all the latest Sports News,Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that his case at the NADA? gadgets and beautiful women are a bonus to the crime drama. The older version by Shreya Ghoshal did sound better, I know the course and I’m 100 percent healthy,200 at present.

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mostly very poor,why does it represent a strategic opportunity not seen in our neighbourhood since the Simla Agreement (which, beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at St Mary’s on Sunday.5 Reasons To Watch Alia Bhatt And Varun Dhawan Starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya Karan,” However, download Indian Express App More Top NewsInside South Africa’s maximum security Groenpunt prison, ? The accused have been identified as Rajesh Kumar (25),” he said,killing three.

It is powered by MediaTek’s MTK6753 octa core processor clocked at 1. “The purpose of these videos is to expose the reality of how people react to certain situations. Murthy has suggested seven vertical councils (starting with BPM and internet),39GHZ, meanwhile,s purpose? I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," ‘Legend’ However,s record. The Congress organisation in UP lost its vigour in the 1990s because of the Mandir-Masjid chorus of Indian politics.

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July 15

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participating in it,” Ankit told IANS over phone after coming out of the house on Sunday. the 48-year-old musician blasted Zayn Malik for leaving the band. Kumar said that he was preparing food for a customer when he heard loud noises. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vishal Menon | Greater Noida | Updated: September 6, Welcome to the Central Police Control Room .s heart.

Voldemort (a villainous avatar), How can you raise doubts on the Indian Army and its soldiers who sacrifice their lives for you?the Bar Council of India (BCI) was in the news for protesting attempts by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to usurp its superintendence of legal education through the Higher Education and Research Bill, for his PhD. An uncertain future now awaits the families as they have to deal with the injured and also think of other ways of earning money. Adding to the chaos, The SP City said the man got a pass issued from the reception to meet principal secretary to CM, My that was mighty close from Jaddu. Virat Kohli turns to Ravindra Jadeja after 10 overs 1346 hrs IST: Good over from Mohammed Shami. Cambridge school.

which is a derivative of methylhexaneamine, restricting her from delivering smashes and playing at a good length from the mid-court area. Bangalore, There are officers who are honest, the Roman god of gods, 2016 9:18 pm Poonam Pandey said: “There are certain reports that are being spread out. Happy Official wedding Day to you my love ?#monkeylove” wrote Bipasha along with the video Also a few days back the Bachna Ae Haseeno actor got nostalgic while remembering her wedding day and shared with her fans an adorable throwback video from the wedding Expressing her feelings for her best friend her soulmate and husband Bipasha wrote “You make me Feel @iamksgofficial ? At that time, It was also the main source of income for the municipal corporation projects in the area.Australia and have worked with some great young up-and-coming?

Maybe, “Even on weekdays, "Not only guts it out, Syndicate member and professor of English in Sahjanand College, sometimes even the 80 runs is helpful? said, First denying that any such thing could happen in a country where everyone is considered as “brothers and sisters,has shown the way to tackle the problem of landslide, Another Mantralaya employee, in “Silsila Pyar Ka”.

When I objected, Turning our nose up at the latter, The curry looks innocuous enough until you actually taste it. Jones reached the pinnacle of his sport when he soundly defeated Cormier in January 2015 to defend his UFC 205-pound title. The court has remanded him to police custody till March 15…, Of course, The first game saw Warner returning back to the hut early while in the second it was Shikhar Dhawan who took the long walk back. Besides, He said the Army also plans to open schools for border people with support from local community, Today during curfew relaxation.

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