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New Delhi: 21, Aug 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with
Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Patna: Nitish Kumar at Bihar Assembly/protest (B) Mumbai: Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai (B+A) Kolkata: Ganga Ritual (A) Kolkata: Clouds over Ganga banks (B) Kolkata: Fisherman catching Fish (A) Kolkata/Chandigarh: Rains (B) Mumbai: Prashant Ruia speaks to media (A+B) Leh: President Ram Nath Kovind at Leh (B) New Delhi: Tamil farmers protest (B) New Delhi: Protest against DMRC (A+B) New Delhi: ASHA workers protest (A+B) Jammu: NCC cadets train at an army camp (B) Haridwar: Somvati Amavasaya in Haridwar (B) Kolkata: Durga Puja preparations (A) INTERNATIOAL Stereguscheye : Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a photo with participants of the annual Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum (B) Tel Afar : Belgian special forces troops attempt to launch an observation drone (B) New York : India Day parade (B) Kathmandu: Kuse Aunsi festival (B) Montreal: India day parade (B) Undated: Philip Ng and Yu Xia in “Birth of the Dragon. (B) SPORTS London : English Premier League soccer match (B) Barcelona: Spanish La Liga soccer match (B) Kolkata: World Cup Youth Football 2017 (B) Mönchengladbach: German Bundesliga football match (B) PTI PHOTO HS DL DL
I-League: Mohun Bagan coach feels East Bengal lacked vision
Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen said on Sunday that East Bengal lacked variation on the pitch, adding that if his players had converted all their chances they could have won by five or six goals.”East Bengal played more aerial balls and lacked vision. I said on Saturday that we were not underdogs, and we proved that,” Sen told reporters after Kingsley Eze scored a first-half winner to clinch victory for Mohun Bagan.Besides the goal, Mohun Bagan had two good chances in the first period but the woodwork denied them on both occasions.East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil rued their poor marking during the first goal, saying the midfield should have also done better.”We conceded a silly goal. During the corner marking (of Eze) was not done properly. It was a defensive lapse. Eze was left free. The marking was not good,” Jamil said.”We have lost vital points. Points are most important. The performance was still ok,” the former Aizawl FC coach, in his first year at the helm of East Bengal, added.Eze dedicated the winner to his mother, saying a goal, his first in the league, in the derby is always special.It was a dream come true moment for the Nigerian centre-back.”This is my first goal in the I-League, and in derby I can’t explain the feeling. It’s the best thing that happened to me. It was like a dream come true for me,” Eze said.”I saw the fans and I have never seen these kind of fans before. I dedicate this goal to my mom,” he added.advertisementKHALID JAMIL COURTS CONTROVERSYEast Bengal coach Khalid Jamil on Sunday courted controversy before the I-League derby against Mohun Bagan by forcibly trying to enter the stadium premises much ahead of kick-off.According to sources in the know, Jamil, whose team lost by a solitary goal, came to the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan at around 8.30 a.m. and wanted to take to the greens.Since it was Mohun Bagan’s home game, a green and maroon official tried to stop him but the former Aizawl FC coach argued with him and had an altercation.Going by I-League rules for this game, three and a half hours before kickoff, which was 2 p.m. for the derby, is the time permitted for team officials including the coach.”Entering stadium premises is as per countdown. Sometimes it is kickoff time minus three, today it was match time minus three and a half hours,” an official said.
U17 World Cup: India defiant in defeat
U17 World Cup U17 World Cup: ‘A bit of stage fright, plenty of resilience’ – India defiant in defeat against USA Ashwin Muralidharan @AshwinMNair10 Last updated 2 years ago 23:45 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Indian Football Twitter U17 World Cup India U17 v United States U17 India U17 United States U17 It was in many ways an encouraging outing as India made their U17 World Cup bow, despite the scoreline reading 3-0 in favour of their opponents.. As the India U17 team lined up for the national anthem before their World Cup opener against USA on Friday, excitement and emotions ran high at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Delhi as a near-packed house witnessed the first ever Indian team take to the field in a World Cup. However, the USA U17 team put a slight dampener on the atmosphere ninety minutes later as they ran out 3-0 victors. But considering the fact that these youngsters were playing at such a stage against a top quality youth side, India’s performance has to be termed competitive and made for such a welcome sight on a grand stage. Obviously, the boys were a bit overawed by the occasion at the start of the game, which was to be expected given that they have never played in front of such crowds and have not played enough competitive games to understand how to react to pressure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The stage fright was apparent in the initial 20 minutes as USA stamped their authority on the game from the get go. The Americans were physically dominant against the wide-eyed Indians who were pinned in their defensive half and gave the ball away cheaply with aimless long balls and misplaced passes whenever they got an opportunity to move forward. But once the nervous initial phase passed, India started to get on the ball more often and what was pleasing to see was that the team was attempting to play out from the back. The central defenders, Jitendra Singh and Anwar Ali, always looked for options to pass the ball than hoof it clear the first time – something which is very strange when it comes to Indian teams on all levels. While this was a heartening sight, coach Luis Norton de Matos has to be praised for the defensive organisation of the team. USA were always expected to dominate the team but India’s defensive line was well drilled by the Portuguese tactician who was forced to play a makeshift rightback in Rahul KP.The Americans, apart from two early chances during that jittery period, could not really carve India open and Josh Sargent, their star forward who has four FIFA U20 World Cup goals to his credit, was largely kept quiet. Sargent and co. were caught offside many a times as they struggled to break down a disciplined back line.It has to be noted that India did not concede a goal from open play until the 84th minute and that was a result of a quick counter after a glorious chance for India at the other end. The first, a penalty, and the second goal, from a corner, came from set pieces which highlighted how well drilled the Indian team was at the back. Even the first goal came from a loose clearance that presented USA the opportunity to get into the box and draw a careless foul from Jitendra Singh, who turned away in anguish. When one might have thought the floodgates would open for the US team after that goal, which came in the 30th minute, Indian team showed immense character to bounce back and finish the half strongly. In fact, Komal Thatal and Aniket Jadhav did create some openings in the final 10 minutes of the first half, during which the latter registered India’s first shot of the match. Also, India had a distinctly better second half during which Komal Thatal showed some glimpses of his talent. But even more important was the fact that the team did not look tired at all, even during the final phases of the game. Obviously, stamina was something Norton de Matos worked on before the tournament and it was heartening to see the players run their hearts out the entire ninety minutes. As far as individual performances go, there were many positives for India. Dheeraj Singh in goal made some crucial saves but his most impressive aspect from Friday was the game awareness he showed. The Manipuri lad was decisive in his actions and was always looking for early runners to release when he gets the ball. Skipper Amarjit Singh also deserves a mention for tireless running in midfield. He did a lot of chasing and tackling, being the anchor in a midfield which did not see much of the ball, and always presented an option for his defenders when India were trying to construct a move. Komal Thatal was a livewire on the left wing and only his final deliveries were a slight letdown while Anwar Ali in central defence looked a calm and cool customer. The tall Punjabi lad was a picture of confidence in defence and could have scored a goal for India during a set-piece when he smashed a shot on to the cross bar. In the end, India can hold their heads high and look forward to at least two more outings on the grandest stage in youth football. For, there is no shame in a 3-0 defeat against a physically and technically superior team who found it hard to carve a defensively defiant India apart, as they would have hoped to.Putting all that aside, the story of the night was that India have made their first ever World Cup appearance across all age groups and the result cannot take away that buoyant feeling one experiences.
Herrera: Maybe Man Utd will buy four midfielders
Transfers Herrera: Maybe Man Utd will buy four midfielders & not want me anymore Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:55 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea FA Cup Premier League The midfielder has been left out of Jose Mourinho’s starting XI at various points this season but insists he is not planning a move this summer Ander Herrera says he expects to remain at Manchester United beyond this season, unless the club decide to sell him.The midfielder has spent four seasons with the Premier League side and is approaching the final 12 months of his current contract.Although they can still finish the season with a trophy when they take on Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final, a weak challenge for the Premier League title – finishing 19 points behind Manchester City – means United could invest heavily in the squad ahead of next season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Herrera has been a key player since joining from Athletic Club in 2014, but started just 13 of his 26 games in the league this season. Still, he does not expect to lose his place in the squad any time soon.”My future is the FA Cup final. I want to be here next season and unless the club sack me, I will be here in pre-season and fight to keep adding games to my total,” he said, as quoted by The Guardian.”In football, what today is black is white tomorrow. So if you think about what can happen in the summer, maybe the club signs four midfielders and they don’t want me any more.”The only thing I can do is train well today and train well tomorrow. That’s all I can say – and of course if the club wants to talk to me [to extend my contract, which runs out in June 2019] I will listen to them because I am happy here.”The 28-year-old says he is used to being in and out of the United squad and can deal with the disappointment of being left out by Jose Mourinho.”I don’t think if you don’t take your chance it’s the last chance you have in the season,” he said. “I don’t go crazy when I don’t have my best game and say: ‘Oof, I’ve lost my chance, I’m not going to play again’.”I know some of my team-mates, and some footballers, are up and down. If I play well I’m not very happy and if I play badly I’m not very sad. My age and experience has helped me keep that balance.”If you work hard and respect the ones who are playing at that moment but try to give everything you have, whether that’s five minutes or 30 minutes, sooner or later football is fair. I really believe that.”
Washington State’s Bowl Situation After The Washington Loss
PULLMAN, WA – NOVEMBER 23: James Williams #32 of the Washington State Cougars carries the ball against the Washington Huskies in the second half at Martin Stadium during the 111th Apple Cup on November 23, 2018 in Pullman, Washington. Washington defeated Washington State 28-15. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)Washington State fell to rival Washington on Friday night in the snow, but all is not lost. The Cougars may be out of the running for a College Football Playoff spot, but they’re still in line for a prominent bowl berth.Washington State finished the season with a 10-2 record, and while they won’t be playing for a Pac-12 title and a shot at the Rose Bowl, they should still be selected for a New Year’s Six bowl. The most likely one is the Fiesta Bowl.There’s still a lot of football to be played, so it’s hard to know who the Cougars could have in the game. But it’s looking like the Pac-12 is going to get two teams in the New Year’s Six, and Washington State makes more sense than the loser of Washington vs. Utah.This year’s Fiesta Bowl will take place on January 1, 2019 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.Pencil Washington State into the Fiesta Bowl.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 24, 2018With Washington State losing this game, it would seem they’re a lock for the Fiesta Bowl, but who really knows. You’d hope the selection committee doesn’t penalize the Cougars for a snowy game.— Josh Furlong (@JFurKSL) November 24, 2018Washington State had an incredible season, but it lost to two of its biggest rivals – Washington and USC. They post their fourth straight winning season under head coach Mike Leach.The past two seasons, the Cougars headed to the Holiday Bowl. This year, they should see a step up in competition.
How India cricketers spent their last day in Australia after historic triumph
India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 07:57 IST Ravi Shastri with the Indian cricket team coaching staff at the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne (Photo tweeted by @RaviShastriOfc)Indian cricket team players celebrated their historic triumph in Australia where they won the Test and bilateral one day international series for the first time. After a gruelling almost two-month long tour of Australia, Team India travels to New Zealand for a limited-overs series comprising of five ODIs and 3 Twenty20 internationals starting January 23.India outplayed Australia 2-1 in four-Test series while won the three-match ODI series 2-1. The T20 series in November had ended 1-1 after the second game in Melbourne was washed out. While Virat Kohli had a below par Test and ODI series by his standards, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant emerged top two leading run-getters in the Test series.After a poor 2018 in ODIs, MS Dhoni was back with a bang. Dhoni not only ended as India’s highest run-getter in the series, he was also named the player-of-the-series. Dhoni hit fifties in all three matches and played an important role in India’s series victory in the ODIs.Virat Kohli was seen unwinding at the Melbourne Park after the ODI series. He was in Melbourne, with his wife Anushka Sharma, enjoying some Australian Open tennis action and posing for photographs with all-time great, Roger Federer. Notably, Kohli and Anushka had also watched 14-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in a four-set third-round match at the Rod Laver Arena. Kohli’s posts also suggest that the star couple had been at the stands when Serena Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets in the women’s singles third-round.advertisement”An amazing way to finish the Australian summer,” he wrote on social media. And that summed it up all!What a day at the Australian open. An amazing way to finish the Australian summer. Forever grateful#ausopen pic.twitter.com/fqOiekjH3FVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 19, 2019Kedar Jadhav paid a rich tribute to MS Dhoni for his heroics in the ODI series.”Great series Mahibhai @msdhoni Always get to learn a lot from you. Thank You for guiding me yesterday also. Keep entertaining us all,” Jadhav tweeted.Great series Mahibhai @msdhoni Always get to learn a lot from you. Thank You for guiding me yesterday also. Keep entertaining us all pic.twitter.com/15E4CE2SXfIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 19, 2019Coach Ravi Shastri was all relaxed after leading India to one of their biggest victories away from home. Shastri too watched a game of tennis at the ongoing Australian Open.Great to watch the tennis with zero pressure. Awesome arena the @RodLaverArena @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/7vA1hve6ZfRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 19, 2019Before flying to New Zealand, Rohit Sharma wanted to have a meal at his favourite place in Australia. “Fantastic memories down under over the last 2 months. Finishing off with a great meal at my favourite place. See you Australia.”Fantastic memories down under over the last 2 months. Finishing off with a great meal at my favourite place. See you Australia pic.twitter.com/XSiviwLvmgRohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 19, 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Rohit Sharma How India cricketers spent their last day in Australia after historic triumphIndia captain Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri were seen unwinding at the Melbourne Park after India’s first ever bilateral ODI series victory in Australia.advertisement
Avoya Travel Awarded Patent for Travel Industry’s First Lead Distribution System – Live Leads™
Leading travel network receives exclusive right to use the now patented Lead Processing Engine™ that empowers independent travel professionals to earn some of the highest industry-wide incomes Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – April 12, 2016 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has been issued a patent for its technology that powers the travel industry’s first and only, award-winning Live Leads™ program. Avoya’s Lead Processing Engine™ was developed to benefit both consumers and travel agents by finding and successfully matching specialty-based independent travel professionals in the Avoya Travel Network with vacation-seeking clients. The patent grants Avoya the exclusive right to use the proprietary technology, and prevents and excludes all companies in any industry, including travel host and franchise networks, from replicating or utilizing a similar performance-based lead distribution system. “Avoya’s Live Leads, a proprietary algorithm-based technology, disrupted the travel industry when it was first launched and is one reason for Avoya’s meteoric rise and the unrivaled success of Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network,” commented Brad Anderson, President at Avoya Travel. “Live Leads has enabled our 750 highly professional Independent Agencies and their agents to access new customers, increase the number of loyal repeat customers, and earn some of the highest incomes in the travel industry,” commented Anderson. The Live Leads program was first conceived years ago when almost all travel agents operated in ‘brick and mortar’ storefront locations and consumers randomly selected an agent usually based on proximity, convenience or because the agent picked up the phone first. Without the patented technology in Avoya’s Live Leads program, the odds of a consumer finding a perfectly matched, skilled, and knowledgeable travel professional to help plan a cruise or vacation are extremely low. In using the Live Leads program, it no longer matters where the agent works or where the consumer lives. The Avoya Live Leads program automatically finds and connects the best available independent travel professional for each consumer request based on many metrics including closing ratio, vacation or cruise line vendor, expertise, and many other proven performance factors at any time, day or night. “My independent agency sold over $400,000 in my first three months with the Avoya Network,” said Ann Kent, owner of Sea Ya Travel, who joined the Avoya Network in July 2015. “I used to sell real estate, but I always dreamed of owning my own successful travel company. This January alone I booked more than $300,000 and I’m now on track to sell $2 million in my first year in travel! With Avoya’s support, technology, and their amazing Live Leads program, my dreams have been realized.” The Live Leads program and patented technology has enabled Avoya to move past traditional, limited, and sometimes unfair and random methods used to connect consumers to a travel professional. It has empowered Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network to be more successful and generate far better results compared to other leading host companies and franchise networks. According to Avoya, its unique and patented Live Lead algorithm, programs, and systems are a “win-win-win for travel professionals, consumers, and suppliers.” About Avoya Travel:Avoya Travel has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world’s largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. For this, Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year, by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visitwww.AvoyaTravel.com.
Samsung Heavy Selling Shares to Raise Fresh Funds
zoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is looking to raise up to KRW 1.14 trillion (USD 997 million), according to the company’s stock exchange filing.Namely, the shipbuilder said that it would issue over 159,1 million shares at a price of KRW 7.1 per share, starting on November 7.The stocks would be listed on the local stock market on November 28, according to Yonhap News Agency.The announcement comes on the back of Samsung Heavy Industries’ report of a profitable third quarter of 2016 as the shipbuilder’s net income stood at KRW 128.6 billion during the period, representing a turnaround compared to a net loss of KRW 212.4 billion seen in the second quarter of the year.SHI’s operating profit for the third quarter was at KRW 84 billion, up from an operating loss of KRW 283.3 billion recorded three months earlier.The company’s turnaround follows a number of cost-cutting measures introduced as part of its self-rescue plan, revealed in June this year.Within the KRW 1.5 trillion reorganization scheme, the shipbuilder decided to make the necessary workforce cuts and required a return of part of the salaries from its executives.World Maritime News Staff
HSN To Launch UNICHEF Cookbook Featuring Celebrity Chefs
On September 26th, HSN will exclusively launch UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of The World’s Children, a cookbook published by Glitterati Incorporated that features an unprecedented collaboration of 40 world-class chefs assembled by U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel.The cookbook features favorite recipes from HSN Chefs – Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai and Wolfgang Puck – and other renowned chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Geoffrey Zakarian.Only at HSN will customers have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition of the UNICHEF books that are signed by HSN Chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone and Ming Tsai. For each book purchased from HSN on September 26th, HSN will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of the UNICHEF book to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition, Hilary Gumbel will donate all royalties she would receive to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.To celebrate the launch of UNICHEF on HSN, Mindy Grossman and Caryl Stern will join Hilary Gumbel on-air, along with HSN chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann and Ming Tsai, on September 26th at 10 p.m. EST for the second annual HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special. HSN Cares will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of all products featured on-air and sold during the primetime special to benefit Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.Find out more at HSN.com.
TN LS polls in Vellore cancelled due to use of money power
New Delhi/Chennai: The Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on Tuesday by the Election Commission (EC) two days ahead of the polling following recovery of huge amount of cash allegedly from an associate of a DMK leader recently.A government notification rescinding the polls said the EC was “fully satisfied that the current electoral process in Vellore has been seriously vitiated on account of unlawful activities of certain candidates and some workers of the political party.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Perhaps, this is the first time election to a Lok Sabha constituency has been cancelled over use of money power. The byelection to RK Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu was cancelled in April 2017 following similar seizure of huge cash, allegedly meant for bribing voters. The cancellation of the poll, scheduled for April 18 along with 38 other constituencies in the state, evoked sharp reactions from the DMK which alleged it was an attempt by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “besmirch” the party using the Election Commission. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”It is a murder of democracy. Modi has planned to wreck the polls by allegedly misusing the Enforcement Directorate, CBI, Income Tax and the Election commission,” DMK president M K Stalin told reporters in Tiruchirappalli. DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan, whose son Kathir Anand is the party candidate in Vellore seat, told PTI that cancelling the poll was a “murder of democracy.” Allies of the DMK also condemned the cancellation of the poll. Ruling AIADMK demanded that Anand be disqualified from contesting the poll instead of cancelling the election. The EC notification said in the commission’s considered opinion conducting the poll in Vellore in such a vitiated atmosphere would “severely jeopardise the conduct of free and fair election.” Hence, the commission recommended cancelling the polls to the government which was accepted and poll for Vellore seat was annulled. President Ram Nath Kovind issued the order rescinding the polls by amending portions of the original poll notification that called the electorate in Vellore to elect a member to the Lok Sabha.The EC took the decision after the district police had filed a complaint against Anand as well as two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax department on April 10. Anand was charged under the Representation of the People Act for giving “wrong information” in his election affidavit filed along with his nomination papers, the police have said. The other two, identified as Srinivasan and Damodaran, were booked under bribery charges. A copy of the official notification cancelling polls in Vellore was released here by Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo. On March 30, Income Tax officials had conducted searches at the residence of Anand’s father Durai Murugan over suspected use of unaccounted money for electioneering, and seized Rs. 10.50 lakh which was alleged “excess” cash. Two days later, tax officials said they had seized Rs 11.53 crore from a cement godown belonging to a DMK leader’s associate in the same district. “Cash stuffed in cartons and gunny bags neatly packed for ward and division-wise distribution were unearthed,”officials had said. Murugan, however, had said he had not concealed anything. Questioning the timing of the Income Tax department’s operation, he had alleged that the raids were a “conspiracy” by certain political leaders who could not face them in the electoral arena.
Government keen on TNA joining PSC
The government says it is keen to work with all parties including the Tamil National Alliance in the Parliamentary Select Committee, as early as possible.External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris says the Government was keen to continue the political reconciliation process through the most democratic means available, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement today. The Minister said that 90 member states of the United Nations had spoken at the just concluded Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, and most of them had been very supportive of the approach taken by Sri Lanka in terms of promotion and protection of human rights in the country.He also highlighted several signal achievements in Sri Lanka this year such as maintaining a high economic growth rate in the country, with the northern province achieving a growth rate of 22 per cent, all internally displaced persons at the conclusion of the conflict being resettled, over 900 Tamil speaking officers being recruited to the Police Force, almost all ex-combatants being rehabilitated and resettled, and the massive infrastructure projects including ports, highways and airports as well as hotels for tourists that were being constructed, with some having reached completion. He also said that Sri Lanka welcomed constructive engagement with the international community and the support and interest shown by countries involved with Sri Lanka in the post-conflict development process. The Minister said that the reconciliation process must include restoration of both economic and social wellbeing that would enable affected people to exercise their democratic rights, fully and said that approach of the Government was welcomed by the people on the ground.
Ashley Madison tones down tagline on dating website
Ashley Madison tones down tagline on dating website TORONTO – The company that owns the Ashley Madison dating website has dropped the signature tagline: “Life Is Short. Have An Affair.”AshleyMadison.com is now going with the tagline: “Find Your Moment.”In addition, the company’s corporate identity has been switched to Ruby Corp., from Avid Life Media.The changes are part of a rebranding campaign that was announced last week by the Toronto-based company, which hired new senior management in April to replace founder Noel Biderman, who left in August.Avid lost about a quarter of its annual revenue last year after a security breach last summer exposed names and financial information about millions of purported Ashley Madison clients. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2016 5:31 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Isil teenager youngest female terrorist to be jailed for life after plotting
Boular was finally arrested on April 12 last year. But Boular went on to discuss the plans with her sister Rizlaine Boular, 22, and mother Mina Dich, 43, using coded language based on an Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatters tea party.Picking up where Safaa left off, Rizlaine and Dich carried out reconnaissance visits around landmarks in Westminster and bought knives and a rucksack.On April 27 last year, fearing the attack was imminent, armed police moved in and, during the raid in Willesden Green, north-west London, Rizlaine was shot and injured.Rizlaine was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years, having admitted preparing acts of terrorism. Boular, one of the youngest women to be convicted of terrorism offences in the UK, betrayed no emotion as she was jailed.In mitigation her barrister, Joel Bennathan QC, said she had been “groomed” into radicalism when she was 15 but had since shunned Islamist extremism and no longer follows the Muslim faith.He said: “The environment in which this young woman became drawn into radical Islamist terrorism was a family which had the combination of a neglectful mother and an older, very radicalised sister,”Mr Bennathan said she is “no longer that type of person”, adding: “That’s the point about teenagers, they can change dramatically and fast.”Following the trial police said they feared this might not be the last terror plot to be masterminded by women in this country.Dean Haydon, the Metropolitan Police’s senior national co-ordinator for counterterrorism, said: “It’s difficult to say whether there will be others. But looking at what’s happened in other countries, there probably will be.” Her mobile phone, which she was using to contact her “husband” in Syria, was seized. She had downloaded videos of women wearing suicide belts.Boular began plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on the British Museum using the code words “tokarev” and “pineapple” for guns and grenades.She took delivery of a replacement phone hidden inside a heart-shaped chocolate box and using encrypted messages contacted 32-year-old Hussain from her sixth-form lounge and her bedroom. After Hussain was killed in a US drone strike Safaa discussed her plan with two undercover secret service officers posing online as extremists. Boular was first stopped by police on Aug 16 2016, on return from a holiday in Morocco. She admitted she wanted to go to Syria to marry Naweed Hussain, an Isil fighter. Her passport was seized, but since there was no evidence she planned to commit an offence she was allowed to return to her home in Vauxhall, south London. A heart-shaped box which contained a secret phone given to Safaa BoularCredit:Metropolitan Police/PA Boular’s ‘husband’, IS fighter Naweed HussainCredit:Metropolitan Police /PA An Old Bailey judge has jailed a teenager who was part of Britain’s first all-woman terror cell for life after rejecting claims she had renounced her Jihadist views.Sentencing Safaa Boular to a minimum of 13 years in prison Judge Mark Dennis QC said that despite being groomed by an Isil fighter the 18-year-old remained responsible for her actions.Boular was found guilty in June of two counts of preparing terrorist acts after she plotted with her sister and mother to attack tourists and Londoners at targets around the capital, including the British Museum and Palace of Westminster.Judge Dennis said: “In my view there’s insufficient evidence upon which it would be safe to conclude at this stage that the defendant is a truly transformed individual and the serious risk that she has posed hitherto has now evaporated.”Her views were deeply entrenched. However much she may have been influenced and drawn into her extremism, it appeared she knew what she was doing and acted with open eyes.” Court artist sketch of Safaa Boular appearing at the Old Bailey during her trial on terrorism offencesCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Dich, 44, was imprisoned for six years and nine months with an additional five years on licence for helping her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Toutânkhamon les merveilles de son tombeau dévoilées à la Porte de Versailles
Toutânkhamon : les merveilles de son tombeau dévoilées à la Porte de VersaillesDu 12 mai au 1er septembre 2012, Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles nous offre une reconstitution d’un des plus célèbres tombeaux d’Egypte antique, celui du pharaon Toutânkhamon. Une vision fidèle des merveilles mises au jour par Howard Carter et son équipe il y a de cela 90 ans, que Maxisciences a pu découvrir en avant-première. Lorsque l’on évoque Toutânkhamon, une image nous vient subitement à l’esprit : le célèbre visage doré du pharaon, sa coiffe large et rayée, sa barbe pendante et puis ce regard noir, perçant, mystérieux. Mais si le personnage est l’un des pharaons les plus connus au monde, il n’a en réalité régné que peu de temps. C’est grâce à la découverte de son riche tombeau en 1922 par le célèbre archéologue Howard Carter que Toutânkhamon a accédé à la célébrité pour s’inscrire à jamais dans l’Histoire de l’Egypte ancienne. Et c’est précisément de ce tombeau dont il est question dans l’exposition “Toutânkhamon, son tombeau, ses secrets” qui ouvre ses portes aujourd’hui à Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles. Une exposition dont Maxisciences a pu arpenter les allées en avant-première. Grâce au travail d’horloger des artisans du Caire, l’intégralité des objets présents sur le site a pu être reconstituée à l’identique, du moindre bijou, amulette, jusqu’au sarcophage et cercueil de la chambre funèbre. Mais bien au-delà d’une présentation artistique classique de toutes ces œuvres, le projet vise aussi à représenter le plus fidèlement possible l’état des différentes chambres du tombeau au moment de leur découverte il y a 90 ans. Au fil de la visite, on peut ainsi, à la suite d’un court film de mise en abîme traversant la vie et la famille du pharaon jusqu’à la révélation du tombeau, admirer chacune des salles tombales : l’antichambre, la chambre funèbre et la chambre des trésors. Certains des composants majeurs de ces chambres sont ensuite présentés et décrits indépendamment avant d’accéder à la dernière salle consacrée à Howard Carter, l’archéologue britannique devenu célèbre pour sa trouvaille.1922, la plus grande découverte de l’HistoireA l’issue de sept années de recherche aussi excitantes qu’éprouvantes sur les terres d’Egypte, Howard Carter parvient à insérer une bougie par une brèche réalisée sur une paroi. “Vous voyez quelque chose ?” lui demande Lord Carnarvon, son collaborateur. “Oui, des choses merveilleuses”, réplique ébahi l’archéologue. Devant lui, l’antichambre du tombeau. Une quantité de sculpture représentant des dieux, des lits dorés et autres trésors somptueux émergent de l’obscurité. La présence de quelques chars brisés traduisent néanmoins de probables effractions antérieures.Après 84 jours de lente progression, voici la chambre funèbre. Une magnifique chapelle ornée de symboles gravés sur l’or occupe presque toute la place, elle s’encastre à la manière de poupées russes sur trois autres chapelles plus petites, et au cœur : le sarcophage. L’ultime trouvaille, l’aboutissement. La seule insatisfaction réside peut-être dans l’état de dégradation de la momie, sûrement accéléré par les essences recouvrant les bandelettes. Lorsque Howard Carter annonce qu’il est face à la “plus belle chose jamais vue” il vient alors de pénétrer dans la troisième chambre, dite des trésors. Aux côtés de la statue noir du dieu Anubis à tête de chacal et d’une multitude de trésors majestueux, les organes du pharaon gisent dans des vases, les canopes, censés participer au processus du transfert de l’âme dans l’au-delà.Depuis 3.000 ans, le défunt pharaon reposait paisiblement dans les entrailles de la Vallée des rois, sur la rive ouest du Nil, face à Louxor, échappant par chance aux saccages des pilleurs et à l’usure du temps. Promu pharaon de la XVIIIe dynastie à l’âge de 8 ans, Toutânkhamon décède mystérieusement environ 10 années plus tard en laissant peu de traces de son court règne. Seul son tombeau incroyablement conservé, riche de trésors extraordinaires – à l’instar du fameux masque d’or découvert dans le cercueil -, fit de Toutankhamon un roi hors du commun érigé aujourd’hui au rang des grandes célébrités historiques.Des reconstitutions inéluctablesAprès la “plus grande découverte de l’Histoire de l’archéologie”, les trésors de Toutânkhamon ont fait l’objet de nombreuses expositions en Europe et aux Etats-Unis dès les années 60. Si quelques objets originaux du tombeau sont importés sur les lieux d’exposition, la reconstitution de la plupart des pièces et notamment les plus difficilement transportables s’avèrent toutefois indispensables. Le reste demeure au musée du Caire, où la quasi-totalité du tombeau y est présenté. En France, la dernière exposition contenant de vrais objets fut présentée à Paris au Petit Palais. À lire aussiLa grande pyramide de Gizeh révèle un pouvoir inattendu aux scientifiquesMais aujourd’hui au vu du caractère délétère de leur manipulation, “il serait par exemple tout simplement impossible de faire voyager le masque de Toutankhamon”, précise Florence Maruéjol enseignante à l’institut Khéops. “Les répliques rendent la visite très vivante, comme dans un livre, ce qui serait impossible avec les pièces originales”, nous explique pour sa part Wolgang Wettengel, directeur scientifique de l’exposition et docteur en Egyptologie. En effet, ce millier de répliques artisanales offrent une certaine proximité : l’absence de vitre ou d’espace de protection permet de s’approcher au plus près des œuvres afin d’apprécier dans leurs moindres détails. Une exposition qui ravira sans aucun doute les fans d’égyptologie, les amateurs d’archéologie mais aussi tous les curieux. “Toutânkhamon, son tombeau et ses trésors” se tient du 6 mai au 1er septembre 2012 à Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles. Pour obtenir plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur le site de l’exposition : www.toutankhamon-expo.com (lien non disponible)Le 12 mai 2012 à 11:41 • Maxime Lambert
Dog parks in danger in Clark County
On a weekday morning at Dakota Memorial Dog Park, Diesel, a Jack Russell terrier, eagerly leapt at a tennis ball held by his owner, Cindy Rotermund.Rotermund, a retiree who recently moved to the area, said she regularly comes to the off-leash dog park with Diesel and Newton, her pointer. She said it’s good for her pets to be off leash so they can run around, play with and sniff other canines — just be dogs.But Rotermund said she actively avoids coming to the park on the weekends, when she’s heard there can be up to 100 dogs in the 8-acre park.“Maybe the dogs would like it,” Rotermund said. “But not me.”As Clark County’s population continues to grow, newcomers are bringing their dogs with them and putting new strains on the county’s off-leash dog parks. Now, the parks, which have periodically faced closures and financial challenges, could all close.The parks are maintained by local nonprofit DOGPAW, which stands for Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington. Mark Watson, the group’s board president, said DOGPAW has turned to the county for help in managing the increasingly packed parks that he said are becoming rife with conflict and dangerous situations.
We play proper football under new manager Maurizio Sarri – Willian
Chelsea midfielder Willian Borges claims that they play ‘proper football’ with their new manager Maurizio Sarri, saying that the new manager wants them to have fun on the pitch.The 30-year-old had a clash with former boss Antonio Conte when he was with Stamford Bridge. He, however, says he had plans on leaving in the summer but had to stay back as Conte got sacked.Willian is full of praise for the new manager, telling The Premier League Show as quoted by Dailymail:“He is very important, not only for me but for all the team. Now we play football.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“He wants us to have fun inside the pitch. We play proper football and every single player is happy to play for him.”Willian was to leave in the summer and was linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United. He, however, says “everything is perfect” for him in London.“I love to live here, my family love to live in London, I love to play for Chelsea, everything is amazing. I have been here for five years and I hope to stay more.”“Everything is perfect. My family don’t want to leave.”
Homeless woman fatally struck in Hialeah car crash
HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a homeless woman was struck and killed by a driver in Hialeah.Hialeah Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash in the area of East Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue, just before 5:30 a.m., Saturday.Investigators said the victim was attempting to cross the street when she was hit, leaving glass and debris scattered across the street.The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified her as 38-year-old Cynthia Abad.The driver involved stayed behind and is cooperating with authorities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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The Atlantic’s Justin Smith has been promoted to president of Atlantic Media. Previously, Smith served as president of the company’s consumer media division. He will now also oversee the National Journal and Government Executive groups.Randy Siegel was named president of local digital strategy for Conde Nast parent Advance Publications. Previously, Siegel served as president of Parade Publications, publisher of Parade magazine.The McGraw-Hill Companies appointed Terri D. Austin vice president of diversity and inclusion, to be responsible for implementing a company-wide diversity strategy. Most recently, Austin served as chief diversity officer for AIG. Time Inc.’s Fortune named Robert Festino design director. Previously, Festino served as art director at Bon Appétit and art director at ESPN the Magazine.Sacramento, California-based e.Republic promoted Marina Leight to the newly-created position of vice president for strategic initiatives, working closely with recently acquired Governing magazine. Previously, Leight served as vice president of education for e.Republic’s Converge platform and the Center for Digital Education.New York Magazine named Claude Brodesser-Anker West Coast editor of NYMag.com’s Vulture blog. Brodesser-Anker has written about media and entertainment for Variety, Wired and TMZ. Kristen Schultz Dollard was named digital director for Conde Nast’s Self.com. Most recently, Dollard served as digital editorial director for Rodale International.Hearst named Kassie Means associate publisher of Country Living magazine. Most recently, Means served as vice president and associate publisher at Cooking Light. Her appointment is effective February 1.Philadelphia Inquirer executive online editor Chris Krewson was named editor of Variety.com. Krewson replaces Dana Harris, who will serve as editor of Variety’s paid information product, the company said.The Reader’s Digest Association appointed Piper Goodspeed Eastern account manager at Taste of Home. Most recently, Goodspeed served as executive director of food and beverage at Self magazine.Time Inc. named Jennifer Mirsky was named managing editor of realsimple.com. Mirsky recently served as editor-in-chief of women’s lifestyle at Meredith Interactive.Former Time Inc. and Conde Nast regional director Andrew Davis was named executive vice president of sales and marketing at b-to-b media company NetWorld Alliance. Davis also served as the founding publisher of Modern Luxury’s The Atlantan and Atlantan Brides.
Concerns over tribal corporate affiliation prompts candidate to withdraw AFN leadership bid
Joe Nelson withdrew his candidacy for co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives board at the 2016 convention. Behind him is co-chair Ana Hoffman. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – Juneau)Southeast’s Joe Nelson withdrew his bid for a leadership position on the Alaska Federation of Natives board citing concerns from some in the delegation that the spot should go to a tribal representative.Nelson took the stage Saturday to explain to the convention his withdrawal, calling it a “very tough decision.”“There’s a view that this seat is a tribal seat, a very strongly held view by a good contingent of our AFN population. So, in that sense, you could say maybe this election is rigged, since I’m not being viewed as a tribal person for this purpose right now,” Nelson said to laughter from the crowd. “I have such respect for the tribes and faith in the tribes that I am going to respect that and not push this to a vote this afternoon.”Outgoing co-chair Jerry Isaac announced on the first day of the convention that he would not seek another term. Isaac, according to his bio on the AFN website, is president of the Copper River Native Association, a tribal nonprofit. The other co-chair, Ana Hoffman, is president and CEO of the Bethel Native Corp.Nelson said he wanted to unify the delegation by supporting Will Mayo, a former president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks. Mayo thanked Nelson for the withdrawal.“Those are the comments of a leader and the heart that he brings to this is a very humble heart. I have found that that kind of a heart is the one that people can follow,” Mayo said.Nelson, who serves on the AFN board, is a Sealaska Corp. board member and vice chancellor of University of Alaska Southeast. He lives in Juneau and is a member of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.