Family, teachers seek justice in Pandit’s ‘custodial death’

first_imgThe family of deceased teacher Rizwan Asad Pandit, 28, who died in the police custody last week, has called for a judicial probe into the incident, as Valley two top teachers’ associations on Friday supported the family and also sought justice in the case.“My brother’s spine was broken as per the report of the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital. The body has bruises and cuts all over. Even on the head and the face, the wounds were visible. His vitals were damaged. Are they signs of a man escaping from the police custody?” said the victim’s elder Mubashir Assad said.Pandit was a post-graduate in Physics and ran a coaching institute and also taught at a nearby school and a varsity. He was picked up by the police’s special counter-insurgency cell from Srinagar on Sunday and his body was handed over to the family on Tuesday. Pandit was also a member of now-banned Jamaat-e-Islami and was first detained in August last year and later released in January this year. The family termed the death as “a cold blooded custodial killing”. “We will take the legal route to get justice,” said the family.A spokesman of the Islamic University Faculty Association (IUFA), a body of teachers at Islamic University of Science and Technology, said the deceased “worked as a guest faculty in the varsity’s Polytechnic College in 2018.”“Pandit’s custodial killing is outrageous and a tremendous loss to education. We demanding immediate justice,” said the spokesman.The Association also expressed dismay over the delay in the dispensation of justice in the alleged custodial killing of another teacher, Shabir Ahmad Mango, a college lecturer who was allegedly killed in police custody on August 17, 2016. “Such gory cases of the alleged custodial killings of teachers have caused an immense damage to the intellectual capital of the education sector in the State,” the spokesman added.The Kashmir University Teachers’ Association (KUTA), an association of teachers from Kashmir University, said, in a statement, “Such treatment to the ‘nation builders’ on sustained basis does not augur well for the peace and stability in the State.”last_img read more

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Abandoned newborn in Rajasthan gets saviours

first_imgA newborn girl abandoned by her biological parents on a heap of garbage in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district has met her saviours in the form of a journalist couple who have volunteered to adopt her. Some passers-by shifted the infant from the trash bin in Barnel village to Nagaur’s Jawaharlal Nehru Government Hospital, where she is recovering.Journalist and film-maker Vinod Kapri and his wife Sakshi Joshi, a news anchor with a television channel, have decided to adopt her. They took the decision after a video of the infant soaked in blood went viral on social media on Friday. They enquired about her and announced that they would adopt her through the legal process.After sharing on Twitter the video showing the little girl sleeping on the hospital bed, Mr. Kapri left for Nagaur on Saturday to meet her. He tweeted that though it was a tough road ahead because of the long queue at the Central Adoption Resource Authority, he would try his best to get his ‘daughter’ at the earliest.“June 14 is the biggest of rejoice in our lives… Just the feeling that our sweet daughter is coming to our home is elating [for us]. We know that the process for adopting her is long and arduous, but we do hope that your prayers will help us surmount all difficulties,” Mr. Kapri tweeted.Harsh Vardhan steps inUnion Health Minister Harsh Vardhan called the doctors at the hospital on Saturday and asked them to give the best possible medical attention to the infant girl.The couple received a flood of applause from the commentators on social media platforms, who also wished a speedy recovery to the infant.last_img read more

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People’s assembly highlights State’s health woes

first_imgVeteran journalist P. Sainath highlighted the widening inequalities in the State while addressing a People’s Health Assembly held in Mumbai on Tuesday. The keynote speaker said Maharashtra, a State known for its wealth, also has the maximum number of farmers suicides and malnutrition-related deaths in the country.“Privatisation of water and medical services will have disastrous consequences on health,” Mr. Sainath said, adding that the rights to health and to drinking water should be recognised as fundamental rights.More than 200 people, including activists, doctors and patients, gathered for the People’s Health Assembly organised by the Jan Arogya Abhiyan — a State-wide network of civil society organisations — to put forward their demand for a Right to Healthcare Act for the State. “Maharashtra’s public health system was once said to be the best. But today, States like Rajasthan and Chattisgarh are spending more on healthcare than Maharashtra,” said public health activist Dr. Abhay Shukla, who is also the co-convener of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan. According to Dr. Shukla, the State is in dire need of a Right to Healthcare Act that guarantees comprehensive health services for all in rural and urban areas. “Private sector amplifies the inequalities. The poor get very little healthcare while the super-rich get the most. But a good public health system acts as an equaliser,” said Dr. Shukla, adding that health should be on the political manifesto.Below average spendingHealth activist and researcher Ravi Duggal said the State spends merely ₹975 per person per year on public health as compared to the national average of ₹1,563. States like Kerala spend almost double the national average. For a system of universal healthcare, the expenditure needs to be increased to ₹3,000 per person per year, said activists.An activist from Kolhapur said the State has been suffering from acute shortage of essential medicines in its public hospitals over the past few years and patients visiting primary health centres (PHC) and rural hospitals are often asked to buy medicines from outside. Vanita Papad from Purandar district said that many women in her village suffer from diabetes and hypertension. “The local PHC only gives one drug for diabetes and lacks facilities for sugar and blood pressure monitoring. Many women have lost a foot, developed cataract or kidney failure due to uncontrolled diabetes,” she said.last_img read more

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Naval war room case: Fearing threat to life, Delhi Police seek protection for Abhishek Verma

first_imgThe Delhi Police have written a letter to the Tihar jail authorities requesting to augment the security of navy war room leak case prime accused, Abhishek Verma .The city police, which suspect a threat to the life of Verma, have requested the director general (prisons) to take necessary action to step up the security of Verma in jail as well as in the court.The letter, sent on October 5 from the office of commissioner of police and signed by deputy commissioner of police (headquarters) V.A. Gupta, was received by the Tihar jail authorities on October 12. The same day, Abhishek was asked to restrict his movements within the premises.The letter clearly mentions that Abhishek had requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take up his security matter with the Delhi Police officials and provide him round-the-clock protection.”The joint director of the CBI, vide his letter, has also requested for taking necessary action to ensure Verma’s safety,” the letter reads.The letter mentions that Verma’s employee received threats on his phone last year, which was reported to station house officer, Vasant Kunj, requesting him to register an FIR in the case and also deploy police officers for his security.However, in 2012, the Delhi Police arrested Verma and his wife Anca Maria for allegedly forging a letter from Ajay Maken, minister of state for youth affairs and sports, to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Cases of money laundering, violating Official Secrets Act, forgery and helping an arms company to get off the black list of Indian government are registered against Verma. He has turned an approver in a CBI case registered in 1999.”He is being provided with adequate security. He is jail number 4 and one police officer is deployed outside his cell round the clock. Besides, whenever he comes out of the cell, two or three security officers guard him,” Sunil Gupta, spokesperson of the Tihar jail, said.However, he refused to comment on the communication with the Delhi Police. The Delhi Police too refused to confirm that a letter was sent to the jail authorities.Verma will be produced in the court on October 20 for his next hearing and may be brought under tight security.Interestingly, Verma’s wife, Anca Maria, has also filed an application in a Delhi court seeking protection from wife of alleged mastermind of multicrore Defence Colony heist.Anca claimed she received death threats from Rashmi Sharma, arrested along with others in connection with the Rs 5.25 crore loot, and is presently lodged in the women cell of Tihar jail.Anca claimed Rashmi’s husband Hari Kishan Sharma, his brother Deepak Sharma and their aide Vijay Nahar Singh – prime accused in the Defence Colony heist – have old enmity with Verma.Anca’s counsel informed the court that after an attack on Verma in 2007 by Deepak and Hari Kishan, the court had provided a bulletproof jacket to the former and arranged a separate vehicle for his visits to the court and hospital.”He (Verma) feels threatened every time he wants to move outside his cell. It’s like being in jail within a jail,” a close aide of Verma, said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Kuldeep hat-trick sets up India’s win against Australia

first_imgLeft-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick to help India comfortably beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international at Eden Gardens on Thursday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing India’s total of 252 all out, the touring side appeared comfortably placed at 138-4 before they suffered a collapse and were bundled out for 202 in the 44th over.The 22-year-old Kuldeep had not enjoyed success in his first seven overs and gave away 39 runs. But he dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in his eighth over to turn the match in India’s favour.He is only the third Indian to take a hat-trick in one day internationals after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.Kuldeep’s triple strike snuffed out Australia’s hopes of squaring the series as the visitors were reduced to 148-8 in the 33rd over. The left-arm spinner finished with figures of 3-54 in his quota of 10 overs.Australia captain Steve Smith and Travis Head propped up their team’s chase with a 76-run stand for the third wicket after India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had dismissed openers Hilton Cartwright and David Warner cheaply.Head was out for 39 to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal while Smith fell for 59, caught in the deep when trying to pull all-rounder Hardik Pandya.Kumar dismissed Kane Richardson for a nought with the first delivery of his second spell to complete India’s win and finish with miserly figures of three for nine runs from 6.1 overs. Marcus Stoinis was left stranded on 62 not out at the other end.Earlier, India’s innings was built on captain Virat Kohli’s sublime 92 and opener Ajinkya Rahane’s 55. The duo added 102 for the second wicket after Kohli had won the toss and opted to bat.India looked set for a total in excess of 300 when they reached 186-3 in the 36th over but they lost their way after suffering a mini collapse, losing Kedar Jadhav (24), Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (five) in quick succession.Pace duo Nathan Coulter-Nile and Richardson both picked up three wickets each for Australia, who must now win the third ODI at Indore on Sunday to stay alive in the series. kuldeep-yadav   –  PTI Published on cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT SHARE kuldeep-yadav   –  PTI September 21, 2017 × COMMENTSlast_img read more

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PH sweeps way to title in Jakarta 3×3 tilt

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3×3 spewed fire in the crucial stages to outlast Indonesia, 21-17 (7:02), and claim the Jakarta 3×3 International Invitational Challenge title Saturday night.After a 17-all deadlock, Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol teamed up to fend off the hard-fighting hosts.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ UST turns to its defense to beat fancied UP anew Munzon, the top 3×3 player in the Philippines, drove hard to the basket and followed it up with a defensive stop.Pasaol then, scored on a putback off Munzon’s miss and drew Indonesia’s seventh foul to send him to the line to shoot two free throws for the game-winning point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We offer this title to our countrymen, this is for them,” said Chooks to Go 3X3 program director Eric Altamirano about the team’s five-game sweep of the tournament that the Indonesian federation Perbasi hosted as part of its Southeast Asian Games preparation.“Secondly, we are preparing for the OQT (Olympic Qualifying Tournament). This is a really good tournament to start and I’m really proud of the boys.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Pasaol finished with 10 points while Munzon added seven. Santi Santillan added three points while Troy Rike had one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more

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Watch: Yuzvendra Chahal beats Kuldeep Yadav in wrong arm shootout

first_imgSpin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav like to hunt in pair when they are bowling from opposite ends for Team India but when it comes to competing against each other in the practice sessions, both players don’t like to hold back.Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were pitted against each other in the wrong arm shootout by India fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The two cricketers had to hit a stump with their non bowling arms as many times as possible.A video of the competition was posted on the Indian cricket team’s social media handles by the BCCI.”Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Singh Chahal on to some target practice with their non bowling arm. How did they fair? Who won the challenge,” the video was captioned.Chahal came out on top after managing to hit the stump twice while Kuldeep hit it just once after trying out for a long time.It will be interesting to see if Chahal and Kuldeep both get a shot at the Kiwis when India take on New Zealand in their third match of the World Cup 2019 on June 13.The pitch at Trent Bridge is expected to offer more assistance to the fast bowlers and India may look to include Mohammed Shami in their playing XI for that game. The weather prediction for Thursday says that it’s going to be overcast throughout the duration of the match with the temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius. Rain is likely to play a part in the game as well.advertisementIndia opted for the same playing XI in their last match against Australia with Chahal and Kuldeep both in the team. Chahal bagged two wickets in the match while Kuldeep conceded 55 runs from his 9 overs without any success but was economical in returns on a good batting track at The Oval.Chahal has been in superb form in the first two games and has picked up 6 wickets so far which is why his selection in the final XI is a no-brainer. Kuldeep might have to warm the bench with Shami getting his first game in this edition at Trent Bridge on Thursday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan to undergo scans on his swollen thumbAlso Read | India cruising towards World Cup 2019 semi-finals? Too early to decide, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Batsmen underestimate Yuzvendra Chahal, feels Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s gesture towards Steve Smith terrific, says Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

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Sarri: More pressure at Napoli than at Chelsea

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has no qualms over the mounting speculation over his Chelsea position, insisting the pressure on him was even higher during an acclaimed spell at Napoli.The Blues went down to their joint-heaviest defeat of the Premier League era on Wednesday, slumping to a 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.A section of travelling supporters at the Vitality Stadium sung, “You don’t know what you’re doing” when new recruit Gonzalo Higuain was substituted midway through the second-half collapse, while another fan confronted Sarri upon his exit from the stadium after a lengthy dressing-room debrief. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking ahead of Huddersfield Town’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the 60-year-old offered a calm and staunch defence of his methods, labelling himself a “dreamer” who would stick to the style of football he honed to widespread admiration while in Naples.That three-year stint did not yield a major trophy, however, and it has been observed the demands for honours at Chelsea place a different strain upon Sarri.Perhaps predictably, he does not see it that way.”I arrived from Naples. Napoli is, for the third time in a row, in the Champions League,” he said. “So the level here is really very high, but the old level wasn’t so low.”I think there was more pressure because Naples is the only big city in Italy with only one team. So, in Naples, the pressure from the fans is really a big pressure.”Sarri is looking to improve his squad day by day in training but has admitted that a congested fixture schedule is making that goal difficult. “It’s very difficult to have training here [in England]. You start to play every three days in August. In five months, we have only one week without a match in the week,” said Sarri.”So it’s very difficult to improve single players and the team. We are trying to change something but we have little time.”Now we are working on the last 30 metres [the attack], but the time is very little.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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New Betting Odds Released For Kyler Murray, NFL Draft

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Following the news that Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray would enter the 2019 NFL draft pool, speculation as to where he might be drafted has run rampant.While sportsbooks are yet to place odds on any particular team to draft Murray, some have begun to place odds on when he’ll be called to the podium.According to Bovada via OddsShark, the line is being set between the 28th and 29th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Bovada is giving -250 odds on Murray to be drafted 29th or later, and +195 odds to be drafted 28th or earlier.Where will Kyler Murray be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft?OVER Pick 28.5 (+195)UNDER Pick 28.5 (-250)Odds via @BovadaOfficial https://t.co/lgzTJuJKcA— OddsShark (@OddsShark) January 14, 2019Murray won the Heisman trophy in 2018 during a record-setting run at quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners.With Murray at the helm, Oklahoma won the Big 12 title and secured a spot in the College Football Playoff, but lost in the Orange Bowl to Alabama.Murray had been drafted in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland A’s, and had signed a $4.6 million contract to play baseball.But the pull of the NFL appears to have proven too great for Murray to give up on the sport where he won so many accolades.last_img read more

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India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni likely to miss 4th ODI, Shubman Gill set for debut

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni likely to miss 4th ODI, Shubman Gill set for debutIndia tour of New Zealand 2019: MS Dhoni is unlikely to play the 4th ODI in Hamilton on Thursday as the team management is keen on him recovering fully from a sore hamstring.advertisement India Today Web Desk HamiltonJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 23:47 IST India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI: Shubman Gill (third from left) is likely to make his ODI debut (Photo tweeted by @RealShubmanGill)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni suffered a sore hamstring during the second ODI of the ongoing 5-match seriesMS Dhoni did not play the third ODI, which India won by 7 wicketsShubman Gill will become India’s 227th ODI player if he makes the debut in Hamilton on Thursday19-year-old Shubman Gill is all set to make his senior national team debut on Thursday when India and New Zealand meet in Hamilton for the fourth ODI in the ongoing five-match series.Gill, who was included in the squad after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were sent home over the Koffee With Karan controversy, is set to take captain Virat Kohli’s place in the playing XI. Kohli was rested for the last two ODIs and the upcoming T20I series, starting February 6.India are expected to make a couple of changes to the match-winning XI from the third ODI as MS Dhoni is unlikely to return for the Hamilton tie. The India wicketkeeper-batsman had missed the third ODI in Mount Maunganui with a sore hamstring.Dhoni was spotted training in Hamilton on Wednesday but the team management is opting for a cautious approach and wants him to completely recover from the injury ahead of a hectic limited-overs season, India Today has learnt.Dhoni was in fine form in India’s historic 2-1 win over Australia as he hit three back-to-back half-centuries and won the Man of the Series award. In the only innings (second ODI in Mount Maunganui) he has played in New Zealand, Dhoni made a 33-ball unbeaten 48.In Dhoni’s absence, Dinesh Karthik will continue the wicket-keeping duties and Shubman Gill comes into the XI as a top-order batsman. It remains to be seen where Gill will bat on Thursday as Ambati Rayudu may get a promotion to No. 3 spot.advertisementShubman Gill was one of the stars of India’s U-19 World Cup win in 2018. The young Punjab batsman has gone on to impress at the domestic level and A tours. He scored 728 runs, including a classy double ton, from five matches at an average of 104.00 in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season.Speaking to India Today, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar insisted Shubman Gill get opportunities in New Zealand.”Well because the No.3 spot is vacant, I would want to give Shubman Gill a game, give him a couple of games and see how he fares. If he gets to bat, you will get a fair idea how he is taking to international cricket,” Gavaskar said.Captain Virat Kohli had also heaped praise on Shubman Gill while talking up the rich assembly line of youngsters waiting for their opportunities in the senior national team.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 percent of that when I was 19,” Kohli had said earlier this week.Gill had said his heart had started beating faster when he received the news of his maiden India call-up earlier this month.”It was late in the night. My heart started beating faster. The messages started pouring in and I rushed to tell my father. It was a special moment,” said Gill.Also Read | Wasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat KohliAlso Read | Rohit Sharma becomes cameraman as Yuzvendra Chahal interviews India’s young brigadeAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shubman GillFollow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India national cricket teamFollow 4th ODIFollow Hamilton ODIlast_img read more

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Heres a list March inflation rates for Canadian provinces territories

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.3 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.6 per cent (1.7)— Prince Edward Island: 2.4 (3.0)— Nova Scotia: 2.4 (2.3)— New Brunswick: 2.5 (2.7)— Quebec: 1.6 (1.5)— Ontario: 2.4 (2.1)— Manitoba: 2.4 (2.4)— Saskatchewan: 2.9 (2.9)— Alberta: 2.3 (2.2)— British Columbia: 2.6 (2.8)last_img

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Amber Riley Sings At American Cancer Society 100th Anniversary Ball

first_imgThe American Cancer Society 100th Anniversary Birthday Ball took place Saturday, May 17th at The Beverly Wilshire.Amber Riley At American Cancer Society BallThe evening was headlined by Glee’s Amber Riley, who rocked the house performing a set featuring Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” her personally written song “Colorblind” and ended with the crowd pleaser that got everyone out of their seats, Destiny Child’s “Survivor.”Italia Ricci at American Cancer Society BallThe American Cancer Society’s 100th Anniversary, Birthday Ball raised over a million dollars to help finish the fight and find a cure.Cast Of Chasing Lifelast_img read more

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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed sharply lower Monday as an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China rattled Wall Street.Technology companies, which would stand to lose greatly in an extended trade battle, led the broad sell-off. The losses handed the benchmark S&P 500 index its biggest loss since January.On Monday:The S&P 500 index fell 69.53 points, or 2.4%, to 2,811.87.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dove 617.38 points, or 2.4%, to 25,324.99.The Nasdaq composite slid 269.92 points, or 3.4%, to 7,647.02.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks lost 49.99 points, or 3.2%, to 1,523.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 305.02 points, or 12.2%.The Dow is up 1,997.53 points, or 8.6%.The Nasdaq is up 1,011.75 points, or 15.2%.The Russell 2000 is up 174.44 points, or 12.9%.The Associated Press read more

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Zinc miner Nexa Resources debuts on TSX and NYSE with lowered listing

CALGARY — Zinc miner Nexa Resources S.A. made its listing debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday as part of a dual listing that raised less than initial estimates.The company priced the 31 million listed shares (TSX:NEXA), also listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at US$16 a piece to pull in an expected US$496 million.Nexa had said in earlier filings that it expected to raise up to US$651 million by pricing the shares between US$18 and US$21 per share.Company CEO Tito Martins said he’s pleased with the offering and plans to spend the proceeds on a new mine in Brazil as well as on a brownfield site in Peru.“To be able to develop those project, we feel the best way is to access the capital market,” he said.Martins added that the listing gives the company more flexibility for the future, and that Canada was a natural listing for the company while the New York listing adds liquidity.“Clearly, the Canadian environment is the proper one for a mining company. Companies of our size, they’re very well traded in the TSX.”The Luxembourg-based company, which recently changed its name from Votorantim Metais Holding S.A., says it’s one of the five largest zinc producers in the world with mines in Brazil and Peru.TSX CEO Nick Thadaney said in a statement that the listing is one of the largest mining IPOs in the exchange’s history.Nexa’s listing marks the third mining IPO on the TSX in the last two weeks, including Titan Mining Corp. (TSX:TI) and Ero Copper Corp. (TSX:ERO) last week.The company’s share price was up US$1.80, or 11.3 per cent, to US$17.80 in mid-afternoon trading on the NYSE. read more

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US qualifies for 2014 World Cup beats Mexico 20 in Columbus

The overwhelming roar of 24,584 fans screaming “dos a cero,” was the only audible thing in Crew Stadium at the end of the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in a 2014 World Cup Qualifying match. The win, coupled with a tie between Honduras and Panama, officially qualifies the men for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and it is the team’s fourth straight win over Mexico in Columbus since 2001.Before the match even began, fans of both teams were jumping up and down and yelling chants of support for their teams. The smell of beer, fireworks and body odor lingered in the air throughout the match.The U.S. beat Mexico by the same score in the last World Cup qualifying match played in Columbus in 2009.Not even five minutes into the second half, U.S. forward Landon Donovan took a corner kick and placed it perfectly into the box for teammate and fellow forward Eddie Johnson, who scored the game’s first goal, sending the crowd into a frenzy.“This is awesome!,” said Tom Shutt, who attended his first match of international play Tuesday. “We missed the game here last year and we weren’t going to miss it again this year.”Last year, the U.S. team played Jamaica in Columbus and won 1-0 in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.Almost exactly 30 minutes later, the U.S. recorded a second goal, giving the team a 2-0 cushion with 12 minutes remaining. Donovan scored from almost point-blank after receiving a pass from the right side of the box from midfielder Mix Diskerud. The fans went wild.“It’s overwhelming,” said David Wintman from New York. “I’ve been to other sporting events before, but the energy here — it’s insane!”The U.S. had a chance to make it a 3-0 victory in extra time when forward Clint Dempsey was tripped up in the box by a Mexico defender. Dempsey missed the penalty kick and not even a minute later the referee blew his whistle to end the match.“It was very exciting!” said Asia Tonti, an OSU graduate student attending the game. “Everyone was very supportive of the team during a much needed victory. I am very proud of the way Columbus looks tonight.” read more

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Vive Kielce wins Polish Cup after narrow onegoal victory over Wisla Plock

bunticghioneajureckilijewskinikcevicpolish cuppuchar polskistojkovicsyprzakvive kielceWisla Plock ← Previous Story Polish Cup: Wisla Plock and Vive Kielce to play in the final after both win Next Story → DHB-Pokal: THW Kiel defends German Cup title after defeating SG Flensburg Very exciting meeting was played in the Polish Cup final. Vive Targi Kielce after really balanced duel beat Wisła Płock 28:27, winning the cup for the fifth time in a row. In the first half both teams had problems with an attack, but it was merit of goalkeepers – Marin Sego (Płock) and Sławomir Szmal (Kielce). Neither team could take a clear lead, and the result fluctuated around tie until the end. Players came down to the locker room with the result 14:12 for Kielce. Beginning of the second half was the festival of mistakes of both teams, however Kielce fared better, winning 18:12 in 37′ minute. Than Wisła changed the defense to 5-1, what was the key to success, which allowed them to return to the game. The rest of the match was aligned, but it still goalies played leading roles in their teams, which confirms the award for the best player in the game for Szmal.Vive Targi Kielce – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:27 (14:12)VTK: Szmal, Losert – Bielecki 1, Jurecki 2, Lijewski 3, Grabarczyk, Stojković 3, Musa 1, Strlek, Cupić 3, Rosiński 2, Buntić 3, Jachlewski 3, Olafsson 2, Zorman 4Wisła: Sego – Spanne 1, Wiśniewski 6, Ghionea 9, Nikčević 3, Syprzak 2, Toromanović 2, Chrapkowski, Eklemović 2, Kubisztal 1, Kavas 1, Twardo, Ilyes, ZołoteńkoThe best scorer of whole tournament was Valentin Ghionea (Wisła Płock), goalkeeper – Marin Sego (Płock), and an MVP statuette went into the hands of Uros Zorman (Vive Targi Kielce).Third place in contest took Azoty Puławy, winning against Chrobry Głogów 32:26.TEXT: Ida Baran read more

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Harry Maguire backs Gareth Southgate over England rotation

first_imgHarry Maguire has shown his support for England’s coach Gareth Southgate for his “brave” decision to rotate England’s squad for their final World Cup group game against Belgium on Thursday.In their World Cup Group G clash against Belgium, Southgate made eight changes to his starting XIleaving the competition’s leading scorer and his captain Harry Kane on the bench but they lost 1-0 to Belgium.The selection sparked mixed reactions from supporters with some saying that he has snatched the team’s momentum with the changes while some think the changes are good as it now gives a smooth ride to the finals for key players. Reacting to the reactions, Macquire said via Sky Sports.“He’s a brave manager and he makes big decisions in big times,”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You can say he is brave but so is (Belgium manager) Roberto Martinez: he also made a number of changes (9) I think they were both probably looking at the bigger picture and know that the next game is the biggest one of them all.“Gareth is a man of great knowledge. He fills you with confidence no matter what decision is made. We all trust him as a group and hopefully it’s the right decision in the long run. It’s only a good decision if we go and put in a performance in the next game and qualify for the quarter-finals.”“Falcao had a difficult time in England clearly, but outside of England he’s a very high-profile player,” said Cahill of a player who has struck 51 times for Monaco in the past two campaigns.“He’s scored many, many goals. He did have a difficult time in England, showed his character when he went to find his form again and now he’s a huge player for them.last_img read more

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95 million earmarked for Plaza De Panama and other Balboa Park improvements

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 6, 2019 Ed Lenderman, Posted: May 6, 2019 Ed Lenderman center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A call today for Mayor Faulconer and the City Council to keep the money earmarked for the failed Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Project in the FY-20 budget anyway– because it’s still needed for Park improvements.Gathered in front of a stand-alone public restroom in the Palisades Section of the Park, right by the Air and Space and Automotive Museums, city, civic and cultural leaders, including 3rd District Council Member Chris Ward, said  Mayor Faulconer and the rest of the Council need to appreciate that although the Plaza de Panama Project is dead, the $9.5M dollars for it in the FY-20 proposed budget needs to stay right where it is– i.e.: Balboa Park.Ward:  “The point of today’s press conference is, and the work we’re advocating for the City Council is to make sure we retain that money in Balboa Park for other capital improvement needs.”KUSI has done a number of stories recently on the major improvements needed for the Park’s aging buildings and that the philanthropy of organizations like Friends of the Park is only going to go so far.A perfect example said the people gathered in the rain, of the failure of the City to contribute the money needed to keep San Diego’s Crown Jewel looking reasonably well, as opposed to pristine, is the deplorable conditions of the Park’s bathrooms. Yes, the museums and other attractions, including the Starlight Bowl, are in need of major upgrades, but attention must be called to something as basic as a dilapidated bathroom.The Mayor’s updated numbers for the FY-20 budget come out next week and  everybody at the gathering said we’ll know a lot more then. A public restroom in Balboa Park in deplorable condition, City, civic a nd cultural leaders calling on the Mayor and Council to keep money earmarked for failed Plaza de Panama project in the FY 20 budget dedicated to improvements here, including something as basic as restrooms pic.twitter.com/aZDKK9sCYc— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) May 6, 2019 $9.5 million earmarked for ‘Plaza De Panama’ and other Balboa Park improvements in 2020 budgetlast_img read more

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Nepal embarks on rhino diplomacy with rare gift to China

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 3 April 2017 a Nepalese veterinary and technical team prepare to dart a one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park, some 250km south of the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Nepal on 12 July gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor. The young male and a female rhinos, Rudra and Rupsi, boarded a charted flight bound for Guangzhou along with a team of Nepali experts. Photo: AFPNepal on Thursday gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor.The young male and a female rhinos, Rudra and Rupsi, boarded a charted flight bound for Guangzhou along with a team of Nepali experts.”The rhinos were loaded in the plane in their crates and are on their way now. They were healthy and doing well,” Man Bahadur Khadka, chief of Nepal’s department of parks and wildlife conservation, told AFP.The rhinos are expected to be released into a safari park in Guangzhou.K.P. Sharma Oli had promised China the rhinos in 2016 during his previous tenure as Nepal’s prime minister.This gift comes shortly after Oli’s visit to China last month when, as Nepali prime minister once more, he signed deals with Beijing including a railway linking Tibet and Kathmandu.”I hope that this exchange will help strengthen the friendship between our nations in the coming days,” Oli said at a ceremony Thursday for the rhinos attended by China’s ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong.A second pair of rhinos is being prepared to be sent as well.Nepal is seeking closer ties and much-needed energy and infrastructure investment from China, which has flexed greater economic and diplomatic muscle in its Himalayan neighbour in recent years.They are not the first recipients of Nepal’s “rhino diplomacy”.The landlocked Himalayan nation has gifted at least 22 rhinos to other countries, including six to the US and four to India.Thousands of one-horned rhinos once roamed the southern plains of Nepal but rampant poaching and human encroachment on their habitat reduced their numbers to around 100 in the latter part of last century.A successful anti-poaching and conservation initiative has seen the population steadily climb over the past decade to around 645.last_img read more

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