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Chamoli District Magistrate sets example, admits son to Anganwadi centre

first_imgChamoli District Magistrate Swati S. Bhadoria has set an example for others to follow by admitting her nearly two-year-old son in an Anganwadi centre at Gopeshwar village instead of an expensive city school. The factor that motivated her to make the choice was to help her son grow up in an atmosphere which encourages sharing, she said.“Anganwadi centres have all the facilities and a holistic environment which is good for the growth of a child,” the Chamoli DM said expressing happiness at her decision.“Education, fun and food go hand in hand at these centres. My son is feeling very good there along with the rest of the children,” she said. Another reason behind her decision may have been her feeling that the general attitude towards Anganwadi centres should change, Ms. Bhadoria said.“My son had food with his classmates and was visibly happy when he returned home,” said the Chamoli DM whose husband Nitin Bhadoria too is an IAS officer currently posted as Almora’s District Magistrate.“Tuesday was Abhyuday’s first day here and he had khichdi with the rest of the children,” said Manju Bhatt, a volunteer at the Anganwadi centre.last_img read more

Govt should consider using new institutions to seed smart cities, says Sanjeev Sanyal

first_imgSanjeev SanyalIn his Budget speech, Arun Jaitley reiterated the NDA Government’s plan to build a hundred ‘smart cities’, presumably by upgrading and expanding existing towns and raising a few new urban centres. The finance minister also announced five new IITs, as many IIMs and four AIIMS-pattern institutions. Fine proposals except,Sanjeev SanyalIn his Budget speech, Arun Jaitley reiterated the NDA Government’s plan to build a hundred ‘smart cities’, presumably by upgrading and expanding existing towns and raising a few new urban centres. The finance minister also announced five new IITs, as many IIMs and four AIIMS-pattern institutions. Fine proposals except these will be seen as separate, mutually exclusive projects during implementation. That would be a pity, for these are inextricably linked. Universities, for instance, are critical to making cities successful. It is almost impossible to imagine Boston, US, without Harvard, MIT and other institutions clustered in and around the Boston-Cambridge area. In Britain, Oxford and Cambridge are vibrant towns largely because they host the two famous universities. Indeed, many global cities such as London and New York would be much diminished without LSE, LBS, Columbia University, NYU. Rather than being walled off from the rest of the two cities, these institutions are an integral part of their urban ecosystems.Newly successful cities such as Singapore too have invested heavily in universities, think tanks and research institutes, not just as centres for intellectual activity but as part of the wider urban ecosystem. Indeed, when the country’s government planned the Singapore Management University, it set it up in the middle of the city. The city benefits from the “urban buzz” brought by young people while the university profits from being close to state and corporate institutions. Contrast this with Indian planners’ idea of academic institutions: merely places for teaching students that have little direct link with the daily functioning of the city. This is so because they see town projects as mechanical silos and do not think in terms of organic ecosystems. Thus, universities built after Independence were housed in sealed-off campuses, often in remote places, that discourage interaction with the city. Modelled on a socialist-era factory township, their walls continue to isolate them socially and intellectually even where the cities have expanded to surround them. This is why Kanpur and Kharagpur benefit little from being home to a prestigious institution like an IIT. Even in Delhi and Mumbai, IITs are closed worlds. Before Independence, on the other hand, universities were seen as part of the urban fabric. The colleges of Bombay and Calcutta were built into the city much like those of London. Allahabad and Aligarh were driven largely by their vibrant universities, much like Oxford and Cambridge.advertisementWhenever I ask Indian officials and planners about ‘smart cities’, I get a laundry list of hardware infrastructure that is needed: state-of-the-art public transportation, smart power grids and so on.This is indeed important, but it overlooks the fact that cities are ultimately about people, not buildings. Successful cities are those that can cluster human capital and encourage innovation, creativity and exchange of ideas. To be ‘smart’, therefore, cities need both hardware and software. Universities are an essential part of this software. This is why great cities of the past-Athens, Florence, Constantinople, Rome, Alexandria, Ujjain, Varanasi-were almost always also great intellectual centres. They attracted talent, encouraged the churn of ideas and triggered innovation. Translated in modern terms, universities do not just attract young people to cities but provide venues for conferences, seminars, cultural and sporting events enabling human interaction that makes for lively urban clusters. Indian planners see town projects as mechanical silos and do not think in terms of organic ecosystems.Now that the Government has announced its intention to build new academic institutes, the focus will likely be on getting large tracts of land and constructing standalone buildings. If anything, success will be measured by how much land has been acquired. This is wasteful, and not just at one level. First, this approach requires unnecessary acquisition of productive farm and forest land. Why do we need hundreds of acres to educate a few thousand students? As Jaitley would know, his alma mater, Shri Ram College of Commerce, runs one of India’s top colleges on just 17 acres. There are many top-notch institutions around the world that operate from much less. Second, a standalone institute requires the creation of expensive infrastructure in isolated locations, including staff housing, convocation halls, seminar rooms and so on. But, how often will the convocation hall be used? In a city location, these facilities would have added to the overall urban infrastructure. Moreover, such remote campuses are inconsiderate of the social and career needs of the families of the faculty and staff, a major constraint to finding good faculty. We can’t envision universities as industrial-era factory townships where wives stay at home and children study in the company school. Finally, and most damagingly from an urban perspective, these isolated campuses are unable to add to the ecosystem. Students come and they leave, so human capital does not accumulate in the host city.The Government should, therefore, consider using new institutions to seed the ‘smart cities’. This would mean weaving new IITs, IIMs and AIIMSs into the surrounding urban fabric. This may look messy on a master plan drawing board but, on the ground, it would create cities that are vibrant and, indeed, smart.advertisement- Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist, writer and urban theoristlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Watson, Zampa in awe of Kohli, Leicester receive EPL trophy and more

first_imgVirat Kohli batting like a machine, says Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa Rising Pune Supergiants leg-spinner Adam Zampa was all praise for Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli who hit his second IPL ton on Saturday.Virat Kohli one of the greatest chasers of all time, says Shane Watson Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Shane Watson said it was amazing to witness how Virat Kohli sums up the situation during big-run chases.IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians seek revenge against in-form Sunrisers Refreshed and relaxed after a week’s break, Mumbai Indians will seek revenge for their defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this season when they meet at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium.Ranieri soaked in champagne as Leicester receive EPL trophy Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gatecrashed the news conference with the trophy, accompanied by champagne-carrying defender Christian Fuchs and sprayed champagne on coach Claudio Ranieri.Manchester United move 1 point behind City in top-4 fightManchester United moved closer to the top four after beating Norwich while Sunderland moved out of relegation zone after beating Chelsea 3-2 on Saturday.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly does not rule out coaching India in future

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly did not rule out the idea of coaching the national cricket team, saying that he would want to appear for an interview in future.Ganguly is member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Ccommittee (CAC) along with V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, assigned to pick the next India head coach.The trio are set to interview 21 candidates, who have applied to be the head coach of the national team here on Tuesday afternoon.”I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully someday will sit for it,” Ganguly said at an event in Kolkata where he announced the name of his book – ‘A century is not enough’.The book is not an autobiography though and deals with the challenges a sportsman faces. Ganguly is working with veteran journalist Gautam Bhattacharya to pen it down and Juggernaut Books are set to publish it sometime next year.WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUNDSpeaking about selecting the India coach, the 43-year-old said, “It’s amazing how life is. Twenty years back I first played for the country. Now I have the opportunity to select a coach. I messed it up in 2005-06 (indirectly pointing to the appointment of Greg Chappell when he was captaining India) and I have been given the opportunity again.””Honestly two and a half years ago I was thinking of being here myself, and now I am selecting one.”advertisement”This time I have support from Sachin, Laxman and the BCCI secretary, so hopefully we will be selecting the right person,” the former southpaw added.After the interviews, the panel will recommend the names to BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who is currently in Dharamsala for the board’s first ever four-day annual conclave from Tuesday.The board’s working committee, which will meet on the final day of the conclave is likely to put the rubber stamp on the new head coach, a post which has been lying vacant since Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher’s contract ended in March 2015.last_img read more

Zelensky offers to meet Putin for first talks

first_imgKiev: Ukraine’s recently elected President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday offered to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for their first talks, calling for Western leaders to mediate. “Now I want to address the Russian President Vladimir Putin. We need to talk? We do. Let’s do it,” Zelensky said in a video address. The former comic actor who was elected with a landslide in April’s presidential polls called for a meeting with the Russian strongman that would involve US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingHe proposed discussing Russian-annexed Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine where Ukrainian forces are battling Russian-backed separatists. Zelensky said on his inauguration in May that ending the war in the east and returning the annexed territory to Ukraine were his priority. So far Zelensky has not met Putin and the Russian leader has commented that Zelensky’s acting talent does not make up for lack of political experience. “Let’s discuss who Crimea belongs to and who isn’t in the Donbass region,” Zelensky said, referring to the eastern conflict zone. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangSome 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine that erupted in 2014 after a popular uprising ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych and Russia responded by annexing Crimea. Kiev and its Western backers accuse Russia of funnelling troops and arms across the border to fan the flames of the conflict. Moscow has denied any military involvement despite evidence to the contrary. A peace process involving Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine has stalled. In June, French President Emmanuel Macron said new talks could be possible with the same countries involved. Zelensky suggested in comments addressed to Putin that fresh talks also include the United States and Britain, which are strong backers of Kiev. “I suggest the following lineup for talks: me, you, US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (and) French President Emmanuel Macron,” Zelensky said. May is to step down later this month. “We are not changing or dropping any diplomatic formats,” Zelensky added. Moscow said it was not ready to immediately comment on the possibility of such talks, calling Zelensky’s proposal an “absolutely new format”. “First there’s a need to understand whether such a meeting has any prospects,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.last_img read more

Speedy bail for women undertrial prisoners

first_imgNagpur: A woman who has spent one-fourth of the period of the maximum sentence for the offence she is charged with as undertrial prisoner should be released immediately, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad suggested on Saturday.The minister was speaking before a gathering of judges and lawyers at the inauguration of 17th all India meet of the State Legal Services Authorities here. “I have certain suggestions to give on this whole bail provisions for undertrials,” Prasad said, referring to section 436-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsUnder 436-A, if an undertrial has been in prison for half the period of the maximum sentence for the offence, he or she must be released on bond. It also provides for review committees headed by district judges to examine such cases where undertrials are languishing in jail. “The review committee needs to work more effectively. There is a need to further reinforce the implementation of this provision,” Prasad said, adding that in 50 per cent of cases, the accused spends the entire period of sentence for the offence as undertrial prisoner. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”I would recommend that if a woman prisoner has spent 25 per cent of her sentence period as a trial prisoner, she should be immediately released,” he added. He also expressed concern about the number of pending criminal appeals, seeking fast-track hearing of cases which are pending for ten years or more. Hailing the country’s legal system, the law minister said Indian courts, led by the Supreme Court, reinforced the constitutional values, which played a great role in making India what it is today. The world looks up to India and follows some of the initiatives the country has taken, Prasad added.last_img read more

EpiPen to treat lifethreatening allergic reaction in short supply

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions.Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-milligram form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr product for young children is not affected.The company anticipates the shortfall in supply will be resolved by March 2.It says additional limited inventory will be available at the beginning of February, but will be carefully managed.EpiPens expire on the last day of the month indicated on the product packaging. But Health Canada advises anyone having an anaphylactic reaction to use their expired product and immediately call 911.Pfizer is asking pharmacists to keep the supply interruption in mind when filling prescriptions, as there are currently no alternative auto-injectors available on the Canadian market.“At this time, there is limited supply of auto-injectors at wholesalers, distributors and at pharmacies,” the drug maker said on its website.“While we are working closely with our distributors to avoid long-term supply shortage at the store level, we expect a period of between two and four weeks of no inventory.”last_img read more

Cull hasnt been able to solve bunny burden in Alberta mountain town

first_imgCANMORE, Alta. – Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000.Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro- and anti-bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates.The town says about 1,200 rabbits have been destroyed so far, but about 1,000 remain.It says it plans to continue the program.The rabbits are descendants of domesticated animals released in the area years ago.Residents remains divided over the cull — some are frustrated by the damage done to public and private property, while others don’t mind the long-eared interlopers.“They should just do a complete eradication rather than just spot (culling). It doesn’t work, as everyone knows about rabbits, so they have to get more serious about it,” said Marlene Foulkes-Jones who has lived in Canmore for 20 years.Ken Anderson is among those who like the rabbits and said he doesn’t mind having them around.“The advantages to having the rabbits are … that it makes it sort of a cute, cuddly little place to live,” he said.But he notes there’s a flip side.“The disadvantages are the invitation of larger predators that have either rabbits or pets in mind.”Jay Honeyman, a human-wildlife conflict biologist, said the rabbits do attract large predators to the town.“We’ve certainly got coyotes and we’ve got bears and cougars known to be feeding on rabbits within the urban footprint,” he said. “The reality is that the rabbits are a potential food source and the town has been trying to get a handle on that.“It’s a tricky one because rabbits, they breed.”Canmore’s Mayor John Borrowman says informal surveys show a definite split in the community.“The rabbits have always been a bit of an issue in town because they’re cute and fluffy. A lot of people love the rabbits and they don’t see them as a problem,” he said.“Others recognize that they’re a wildlife food attractant. They have to be managed.”Borrowman said the rabbits have to be removed to protect people and wildlife.“What it’s all about is sharing this valley in an appropriate way with the wildlife.”The budget for the cull has been approved every year during budget talks and there has been no discussion in council about change, he said.(CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

13A dilution bid worries India

Three weeks ago, alarmed at indications of such moves after media reports, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had called up his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris, to inform him that they should not take any step to remove the powers under the 13th Amendment, especially since Colombo had spoken of going beyond this key provision of the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka accord.At that time, Khurshid had raised concerns about moves to remove land and police powers from the provincial councils, as then reported by the Lankan media. Eventually, the Lankan government changed tactics and decided to dilute the 13th Amendment on less emotive issues. India is deeply worried about the seemingly determined efforts being made by the Sri Lankan government to dilute provisions of the 13th Amendment, a key to reach a political settlement with Sri Lankan Tamils, thus casting a shadow over the credibility of the forthcoming Northern Provincial elections, the New Indian Express reported.Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders have already said publicly that they will boycott the elections to the Northern Provinces if there is any dilution of powers of the provincial councils, as envisaged through the proposals of the Sri Lankan government. The New Indian Express quoted Indian Government sources as saying that the move by President Mahinda Rajapaksa regime to dilute the 13th Amendment would be counter-productive. Last Thursday, two notes were circulated among the Sro Lankan cabinet members for modifying the constitution, which would take away powers of the provincial councils under the 13th Amendment, which has been projected as a major tool for devolution of power and reaching a political settlement with Lankan Tamils after the civil war.Firstly, the cabinet note proposed changes that would allow for a simple parliamentary majority to approve legislation related to subjects under provinces, provided a majority of the nine councils agree. It would change the current constitutional clause which called for a two-thirds majority. The sources pointed out that while Colombo is tom-toming that it is going to hold the elections in the Northern Provinces, especially to the international community, it was also trying, on the other hand, to remove the powers of the councils. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,424.70, up 13.76 points):Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Oil and gas. Up $8.50, or 73.59 per cent, at $20.05 on 40,977,721 shares. Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company is offering $5.5 billion in a friendly deal to buy Progress Energy Resources Corp., its Canadian partner in northeastern B.C. gas fields, with an eye to exporting natural gas off the West Coast.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up $1.33, or 6.73 per cent, at $21.08 on 8,087,310 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 47 cents, or 4.30 per cent, at $11.41 on 5,275,660 shares.Western Potash Corp. (TSX:WPX). Potash exploration. Down 25 cents, or 21.93 per cent, at 89 cents on 5,222,157 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down seven cents, or 0.65 per cent, at $10.77 on 4,339,208 shares.Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX:GCM). Miner. Down two cents, or 6.45 per cent, at 29 cents on 4,304,030 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,164.42, down 7.01 points):Mart Resources Inc. (TSXV:MMT). Oil and gas. Up 29 cents, or 27.62 per cent, at $1.34 on 8,585,952 shares.Eacom Timber Corp. (TSXV:ETR). Forestry. Up 0.5 cents, or 5.56 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 8,404,400 shares.Companies reporting major news:Research In Motion Limited (TSX:RIM). Consumer technology. Up two cents, or 0.21 per cent, at $9.46 on 1,653,784 shares. RIM said Thursday that it is cutting 5,000 jobs as it restructures it operations and that the launch of its much anticipated BlackBerry 10 smartphone will not happen until the beginning of next year. The company announced the cuts as it reported a loss of US$518 million or 99 cents per share for its latest quarter.Shares of Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG). Miner. Down $3.16, or 31.98 per cent, at $6.72 on 1,470,355 shares. Shares were down more than 30 per cent on Thursday after the company said Niyazbek Aldashev had resigned from the company’s board of directors. A managing partner of international law firm Lorenz LLC in its Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, office, Aldashev was co-chair of Centerra’s corporate social responsibility committee and a member of the audit committee and the human resources and compensation committee. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by News Staff Posted Jun 28, 2012 5:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Scrappage spurs September sales

The momentum for new car sales under the scrappage incentive scheme has continued in September, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A full table of provisional scrappage scheme registrations is attached ·         181,117 vehicles have been registered under the scrappage scheme since its start.·         Scrappage accounted for 21.0% of September new car registrations with 77,316 units. September, traditionally a large volume month due to the number plate change, will be the biggest month of 2009 for new car registrations as consumers continue to take advantage of the scrappage scheme. In the month, one in five or 77,316 new cars were registered using the scheme, taking the tally since its start in May to 178,278. “The scrappage scheme is providing the foundation for recovery in new car registrations but there is still a long way to go. The recently announced extension will allow for a further 100,000 vehicles and the new criteria will open the scheme up to more consumers, allowing time for the market to stabilise as the economy gradually improves,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.   In the commercial vehicle sector, a total of 2,839 vans have been registered since the scheme began and 1,023 in September, accounting for 3.6% of overall van registrations in September. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

New rig from Schramm at MINExpo

first_imgSchramm, manufacturer of land drilling rigs, will be exhibiting at this year’s MINExpo International in Las Vegas. At the expo Schramm will unveil its new advanced drilling rig and new supply chain partnership to enhance aftermarket support for customer operations.“This is a transformational time, as the mining industry emerges from the downturn and begins to ramp up activities,” said Mike Dynan, Vice President, Portfolio & Strategic Development at Schramm. “Over the course of our 116-year history we’ve consistently demonstrated our ability to provide innovative products and services that help our customers increase their profitability. Through our new initiatives, Schramm has strengthened its ability to provide end-to-end support to our valued, world-wide customer base.”last_img read more

Gardaí seek help in tracing missing Balbriggan woman

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE SEEKING help in tracing the whereabouts of a woman missing from her home in north county Dublin since Monday.Ella Owusu was last seen at her home in Balbriggan at about 7.30pm two days ago.The young woman is described as being approximately 5’6″ in height with long braided black hair and brown eyes.When last seen she was wearing multi-coloured leggings and a wine long sleeved top with sparkles on the front and possibly a black short jacket.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen Ella Owusu or has any information about her to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 – 8020510 or  the Garda confidential line on 1800-666-111.last_img read more

McGuinness on his IRA past I fought against the British Army on

first_img 49 Comments Share80 Tweet Email4 Mar 21st 2017, 8:31 PM Source: Short URL 14,302 Views MARTIN MCGUINNESS BECAME frustrated with questions about his IRA past when he ran as a candidate in the 2011 Presidential Election. “Most Irish journalists, if Nelson Mandela was sitting in front of them, would not go down this line of questioning,” he told reporters at one point.“I have never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history,” he said in an interview with in December 2015. And for the record, he added, he would never compare himself with the former South African president.McGuinness had taken on a leadership role within the IRA by his early 20s and was second-in-command in the organisation in Derry around the time of Bloody Sunday in 1972. He had grown up as one of seven children, and gravitated to the nascent civil rights movement in his youth.Asked why he never talked about shooting anybody or individual incidents, McGuinness often gave a similar answer – that he was reluctant to provide sensationalist headlines. “I fought against the British Army on the streets of Derry and I don’t make any apology […] about that,” he told us.The then-Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister also spoke about his hopes for a positive working partnership with Arlene Foster, who was about to replace Peter Robinson as DUP leader and as McGuinness’s opposite number in the Stormont executive.By Daragh Brophy, video by Nicky Ryan. Original interview by Hugh O’Connell, video by Michelle Hennessy.Related ‘He served the people of Northern Ireland’: Tributes to Martin McGuinness >Read: What happened when Martin McGuinness met the Queen of England > Subscribe for more videos By Team Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 8:31 PM McGuinness on his IRA past: ‘I fought against the British Army on the streets of Derry’ “I have never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history,” he said in a 2015 interview. last_img read more

Preview for tonights live 1216 Smackdown on USA Network

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Ronda Rousey Facebook Twitter Shawn Michaels Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Videos Articles The Rock Shares Sweet Message Celebrating Roman Reigns Cancer Remissioncenter_img Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns: Leukemia Is In Remission Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE will present a live edition of Smackdown tonight at 8:00 PM ET on the USA Network as part of “WWE Week” from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Advertised for the show is appearances by Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt, as well as the in-ring return of Roman has a Five-Point Preview for tonight’s show that you can view by clicking here.Check back later tonight for live coverage of Smackdown on Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

Graeme Souness slams Anthony Taylor

first_imgPundit Graeme Souness has blasted referee Anthony Taylor for not sending off Watford’s Etienne Capoue for a challenge on Wilfried Zaha.Etienne Capoue was shown only a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Wilfried Zaha, however, Souness disagreed with the referee’s decision and also hit out at the Watford player.“He (Capoue) set out to nail Zaha,” Souness told Sky Sports.“Just look where the referee is. What is he, three, four yards away from it? For the life of me, how does the referee not see that as a red card?“It tells me one of two things: he’s completely bottled it, or he doesn’t understand football.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“He (Capoue) is trying to hurt him badly. When you damage your Achilles tendon badly, which there was a real danger of happening there, you’re never the same player again.“The referee, for me… I find it so frustrating. You can’t just say he got it wrong. It’s not as if he has got an obscured view. It’s not as if it could be or might be a red card.“That is 100 per cent a red card. There’s leaving a bit on someone, and there’s real malice in that, trying to injure him for a long, long time.”Fellow pundits Jamie Redknapp and Alan Smith both agreed with Souness that Capoue should have been sent off for that challenge.last_img read more

First parking structure at Palomar College open to students

first_img Posted: January 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN MARCOS (KUSI) — The first parking structure at Palomar College was opened to students Wednesday on the first day of the spring semester.“If you go to colleges across the country, what’s the number one problem? Parking,” said Palomar College President Dr. Joi Lin Blake. “What we’ve done today is make Palomar College more accessible for our students, faculty and staff. For our first parking structure, it’s amazing. We’ve gone above and beyond.”Designed to address the needs of current and future students, the five-story parking structure is over 499,000 square feet, with 1,616 parking spaces, including 28 accessible and six van spaces.The building is also equipped with a number of high-tech features, including license plate readers, LED lights, and electronic signage at each entry identifying the number of spaces available on each floor.The structure features a design with no interior walls to provide safety-enhancing sight lines; additional safety features include emergency phones and security cameras. There are three different entries/exits on three different floors to speed traffic in and out of the structure.  The design was built into the slope to reduce the building’s north-side visibility.Chris Hopp, president of the Associated Student Government and the district’s Student Trustee, said that parking availability has always been a top priority for students, and thanked the college for building the structure.“To students, this means not missing classes,” Hopp said. “This means not having to drive around the parking lot looking for that last spot. It means having the peace of mind that you’re going to get to class on time.” January 24, 2018 First parking structure at Palomar College open to students KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Straus And Patrick Meet As Special Session Dwindles

first_imgThis article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneGov. Greg Abbott looks on as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (left) and House Speaker Joe Straus shake hands at the Capitol on May 27, 2017.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus had their first meeting in months on Monday.  “The Speaker and I had a substantive meeting today where we discussed a lot of issues. We are still talking,” Patrick said in an emailed statement. The two Republican leaders — who have traded barbs over issues like the “bathroom bill” and school finance since the 30-day special legislative session began — have a history of frosty relations. At a news conference days before lawmakers returned to Austin in July, the lieutenant governor said Straus had refused his requests for a one-on-one meeting since the regular session began in January. “I’ve never had a one-on-one meeting with the speaker the entire session or since the session,” Patrick said. “If he’s serious — because I’m serious and the governor’s serious — then you have to sit down and discuss it and work it out.” Shortly after, during a speech at a conservative think tank, Patrick promised to be the governor’s “wingman,” repeatedly casting Straus as the enemy of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and saying he would not “sit back” while Straus derailed their conservative agenda. More recently, Patrick struck a somewhat more conciliatory tone during an Aug. 1 interview with a conservative group, calling for “better communication” between his chamber and Straus’. Straus has stopped short of committing to pass all of the governor’s special session priority items — and made known his staunch opposition to the “bathroom bill” — but said that he believes the House, Senate and governor will find common ground on some issues.  With a little more than a week left in the special session, no bills related to Abbott’s 20 priority items have cleared both chambers.  Sharelast_img read more

Gesturebased Angry Birds on Samsungs 10000 smart TV fails to impress

first_imgYesterday Samsung announced the 75-inch ES9000 smart TV. It’s huge, expensive, and impressive in all the normal ways, but it has one headlining feature that really separates it from the pack. The television has a camera (that pops out of the top) which can recognize gestures and, using those gestures, you can play the mobile gaming phenomenon Angry Birds.Angry Birds, right on your television, without an intermediary box (like a Roku or Apple TV) sounds great, right? In theory it is, at least if you’re not tired of flinging cartoon birds at poor, defenseless pigs, but in practice the experience was lackluster. In demos at Samsung’s event yesterday the controls were laggy and imprecise and the framerates seemed to be quite low.For their part Samsung’s people listened to feedback, but explained that the game had been specifically optimized for the ES9000 and the gesture controls. They said that the problems could have to do with the learning curve, which is possible given short demo times, but doesn’t explain the low frame rates. These were ostensibly production units, so it makes the product seem half-baked at best, but hopefully improvements will come.The videos show a few different demo experiences with both Samsung’s representative and members of the press. The topmost video was the most successful demo, while the second video shows the introduction to the gestures. In the final video the ES9000 failed to recognize the gamer’s waving, suggesting there’s larger issues with Samsung’s technology. That noted, the issue was remedied when a new person stepped up to play.Samsung has an interesting product in the ES9000, but at $10,000 the fact that it doesn’t work that well almost doesn’t matter. Even if it was working properly, the technology is far from that of Microsoft’s Kinect, which is aimed at a different user base, but is exactly what Samsung is mimicking here.The company is moving in the right direction, but they’ll need to lower the price a lot and improve their firmware considerably before the smart TV is a reasonable alternative to a much cheaper television paired with a connected device.Issues with the television recognizing a gamer:last_img read more