Demonetisation forces postponement of PWL-2

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI) Demonetisation seems to have hit the sporting arena as well with the second edition of Pro Wrestling League being postponed from its original scheduled start of December 15 as the franchises and stakeholders need more time to re-plan and re-structure their schemes. “Post demonetisation, the PWL franchises and the stakeholders have asked for time to re-structure and re-plan their schemes. Hence, the date of the League had to be postponed,” the promoters of the PWL, Pro Sportify director Vishal Gurnani told PTI. “The revised dates would be announced on November 30th,” he added. Meanwhile, the sources claimed that the PWL-2 is likely to begin not before the last week of December. “The League will be re-scheduled to the last week of December. Also the players auction, which was supposed to be held in mid-November, will now take place 15 days prior to the commencement of the tournament,” the source said. There were also plans to field eight franchises as compared to six teams in the inaugural edition, but PWL today said that there would be no addition and the number of teams competing against each other would remain six, just like last year. However, the League will not witness the same six teams of last year as Bangalore franchise, called Bengaluru Yodhas, had pulled out. Bengaluru Yodhas will be replaced by a franchise from Jaipur, while franchises like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will see a change in the ownership. “We will have six teams only, just as last year. Bangalore franchise has pulled out and a team from Jaipur will be added. The ownership of Delhi and UP have also changed,” said Gurnani. While Gurnani remained mum on why Bengaluru Yodhas would not being a part of PWL-2, a sources said that the “Bangalore franchise not having cleared its dues” is the reason behind the fall-out. Meanwhile, the Pro Sportify director claimed that despite the dates of the tournament being pushed, top foreign and Indian wrestlers have already confirmed their participation in the League. PTI CM SSC CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Rongali: Promoting Assam?s tourism, diverse culture

first_imgBy Durba GhoshGuwahati, Feb 5 (PTI) Rongali, a three-day festival promoting tourism and showcasing the essence of Assams diverse culture is a concerted effort to create a niche in the countrys annual tourism festival circuit attracting people from across the country and abroad, the organisers say.The festival is showcasing traditional houses, food, music, dance, lifestyle of the different local communities such as Bodo, Mising, Karbi Dimasa, Tiwa, Sonowal Kachari, Singpho, Deuri, Tai Phake, Thengal Kachari, Ahom, Bhatia and others.Around 35 colourful dance forms, mask-making workshop from Samaguri Sattra in Majuli, Mati Akhara, Bhaona, Bihu workshop, musical performances and photography exhibitions are some of the major highlights of the festival.The festival also aims to develop the Brahmaputra riverfront as a major centre for aero-sports with enthusiasts from all over the country participating in parasailing, paramotoring, hot air-modelling.Ten pilots from across the country are participating in the event to popularise Assam as a destination for adventure sports, said the festivals chief organiser Shyamkanu Mahanta.Another attraction is the traditional Dragon Boat race or Naokhela along with traditional local sports of the state in collaboration with Assam Directorate of Sports.”We also aim to make Guwahati-the hub of music with Indias best rock bands and musical talents performing each evening”, Mahanta said.Rock bands like Parikrama, Euphoria, Bollywood singer Ash King, YouTube sensation Arjun from London and North Esst talents such as Joi Barua, Zubeen Garg, Alobo Naga and Band and Indias top DJs Nucleya, Teri Miko and Zaeden are performing during the festival, which began on February 3. (MORE) PTI DG ZMN MGadvertisementlast_img read more

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UNC Players Reportedly Said Louisville Gave In “Without A Fight” During ACC Tournament

first_imgUNC playing Louisville in ACC Tournament.Louisville’s trip to the ACC men’s basketball trip was a short one, as the Cardinals went one-and-done in Greensboro, losing to North Carolina this afternoon, 70-60. It was a frustrating afternoon on Tobacco Road for Rick Pitino’s squad, as it shot a mere 34 percent from the field, went 4-for-22 from the 3-point line and had more turnovers than assists. The Cardinals were still in it late, though, trailing by four with roughly a minute to play, but a couple bad shots led to a comfortable UNC victory. Following the game, Andy Sweeney of ESPN 680 in Louisville stated that Tar Heels’ players said Louisville’s players gave in “without a fight.” UNC players saying Louisville gave in “without a fight”. Wow. That’s a major statement.— Andy Sweeney (@TheOnlySweeney) March 12, 2015We’re unaware which UNC players said that, but you rarely hear players criticize players on another team like the Tar Heels reportedly did. With the loss, Louisville will enter the NCAA Tournament at 24-8 and a probable No. 4 to No. 6 seed.last_img read more

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Catch of the tournament: Ingram’s stunning effort to dismiss Gayle leaves fans in awe

first_img scorecard view more view less commentary No data available! graphscenter_img Catch of the tournament: Ingram’s stunning effort to dismiss Gayle leaves fans in aweKings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle was looking set for a big one in Delhi on Saturday but Sandeep Lamichhane dismissed the big-hitter, thanks to a stunning effort from Colin Ingram at the deep mid-wicket boundary advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 22:30 IST IPL 2019, DC vs KXIP: Colin Ingram’s stunner helped Delhi Capitals remove Chris Gayle on 69 ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSColin Ingram and Axar Patel’s perfect relay catch helped Delhi dismiss Gayle on 69Chris Gayle smashed 69 from just 37 balls, smashing 6 boundaries and 5 sixesIngram’s stunner is a contender for the catch of the tournament, say fans on social mediaChris Gayle was at his lethal best for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Capitals in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.The big-hitting West Indies opener was going hammer and tongs, smashing the Delhi Capitals bowlers all over the park after Kings XI Punjab were sent in to bat by Shreyas Iyer.Gayle was severe against Ishant Sharma and the two Delhi Capitals’ spinners in Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra. Both the spinners leaked aplenty as Gayle was depositing quite a few, including a 101-meter six, into the Kotla stands. | DD vs KXIP, IPL 2019 live score |Gayle got to his fifty in just 25 balls and there were no signs of him slowing down as the big man kept punishing the Delhi Capitals bowlers.It seemed only a miracle could stop Chris Gayle and Colin Ingram provided Delhi Capitals with exactly that.WATCH: Ingram-Axar’s perfect relay catchFull video here https://t.co/GBheBXTuTq #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/kTgWx7VgPeIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Gayle had hit Sandeep Lamichhane in the first ball of his third over for a huge six and when he tried to make it two in two, he was caught at the deep mid-wicket boundary.Lamichhane had dropped the second ball of his third over short and Gayle, for the first time in the night, mistimed one into the night sky. Colin Ingram, who was stationed at deep mid-wicket caught the ball but realising the momentum was taking him over the boundary rope, he threw the ball into the field with a stunning backhand push.advertisementIngram, it seems, had clearly judged the effort needed to find Axar Patel who was running in to take the catch and complete the wicket. In the end, Axar didn’t move as he completed the catch with a smile on his face. Gayle had hit five sixes during his 37-ball 69 but perished while trying to add another big hit to his tally.Colin Ingram and Axar Patel’s terrific team effort left cricket fans on social media awestruck. Check out a few reactions below.Absouletely breathtaking! Hopping Colin Ingram finds teammate Axar Patel on the boundary to complete a smart relay catch. #DCvKXIP #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/EkkmImdrx1Deepak Raj Verma (@DeVeDeTr) April 20, 2019#IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #IngramAxarPatel #FieldingProbably the easiest catch @akshar2026 must have got in his entire playing career! @CAIngram41 – What awareness! @MohammadKaif – must be a proud man! – On a scale of 1-10, how many points would you give for this catch ?Bagawati Prasad (@Baggs0404) April 20, 2019On a scale of 1- 10, what would you rate @CAIngram41’s catch as?#DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/C8wbTLzctjIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Chris Gayle caught by Axar Patel ??????What about Colin Ingram who did all the hard work?#DCvKXIP #IPL2019#IPLMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 20, 2019Colin Ingram has done a wonderful job there,where did he get the energy to throw the ball who is atleast 50 meters away from that position. That’s excellent from IngramAditya (@CAA_256) April 20, 2019After Catch of Chris Gyale by Colin Ingram.. #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/9hBvOvyiMfLoveyouall_007 (@loveyouall_007) April 20, 2019All the efforts made by Colin IngramBut score board saysC Axar B LamichhaneHow Cruel Cricket Game #IPL2019 #DCvKXIP #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/BEdYLpPuJhIPL_facts (@IPL_Fact) April 20, 2019Amazing presence of mind from Colin Ingram to remove dangerous Chris Gayle…#KXIPvDC @vikrantgupta73 @IPL @BCCISunny Srivastav (@imsun1504) April 20, 2019CATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT by @CAIngram41 !!!!! #ColinIngram #AxarPatel #DCvKXIP#KXIPvDC#KXIP #DC #DelhiCapitals #ThisIsNewDelhiOm Mehta (@ommehtaa) April 20, 2019Catches win matches!Amazing effort by Colin Ingram. The distance covered by his back hand flick was awesome. Well done!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019Chowkidar Fagun Saraiya (@fagun07) April 20, 2019Also Read | Steve Smith’s tip to teenager Riyan Parag: Think I’m your friend from gully cricketAlso Read | RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai IndiansAlso 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 Chris GayleFollow Colin IngramFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Axar PatelFollow Sandeep Lamichhanelast_img read more

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Hundreds of people lost millions in GTA taxi fraud scam police say

first_imgTORONTO — An ongoing fraud and identity theft operation targeting taxi riders in the Greater Toronto Area has already cost hundreds of people millions of dollars, city police said Thursday as they announced a handful of arrests in the case.Det. Const. Kristin Thomas said the 262 charges laid against four men, a woman and a teenage boy mark only the start of resolving the alleged scam, which she said has been defrauding customers for more than a year.“We’re in the millions of a loss when you put them all together,” Thomas said of the sums of money involved. Police received reports of the alleged frauds throughout 2018, but a few months passed before a pattern began to emerge, she said.Thomas said the alleged frauds involve customers riding in cabs belonging to several of the city’s licensed taxi companies rather than travelling with ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft.Customers report trying to pay their fairs by inserting their bank or credit cards into a point-of-sale machine that records their PIN codes and displays an error message suggesting the transaction went wrong, Thomas said.She said drivers allegedly take the machine back on the pretence of trying to fix the error, at which point they allegedly swap the customer’s card for another one issued by the same financial institution. The customer leaves the cab believing the fair has been successfully paid and not noticing the card swap, she said.Thomas said the drivers then use the stolen bank card and surreptitiously obtained PIN code to access customer accounts, alleging they sometimes do so directly or share the information with accomplices.Thomas said police have made six arrests in the case so far between mid November and earlier this week.Four men in their 20s, including two 22-year-old brothers, a 48-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy are facing a total of 262 charges between them, she said. Charges include multiple counts of fraud over $5,000, identity theft, unauthorized use of debit or credit cards and possession of property obtained by crime.Thomas said the suspects are all known to each other, but provided no other details on the relationships between them.She said Toronto’s taxi providers have been very co-operative in the investigation, but provided no details on which ones the suspects worked for.She cautioned that the alleged fraud has continued to remain “very active” in the weeks since the bulk of the arrests were made, with police receiving reports that fit the pattern several times a week. She said the scam appears to be operating throughout the city of Toronto and surrounding municipalities.She urged taxi passengers to take precautions with their financial information, noting technology has changed the way electronic transactions are conducted.“Keep your eyes on your debit card or visa at all times,” she said. “It’s not like back when we used to hand our debits or visas over…You don’t need to lose sight of it.”Thomas also urged passengers to note down the cab number and taxi company of any driver whose behaviour causes concern. Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Campaign ends for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha election

first_imgNew Delhi: A vitriol-filled campaign ended Friday for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi with barbs flying thick and fast as leaders made every effort to sway voters in their favour.On Sunday, elections will be held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn 2014, the BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again led the BJP’s campaign holding several rallies and stepping up his attack on Opposition parties, particularly the Congress. BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and a host of Union ministers among others canvassed for their party candidates in the past few days, undertaking whirlwind tours of constituencies. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadMicrophones fell silent and weeks of high-octane poll campaigning by parties came to end on Friday evening in the national capital as the 48-hour silence period kicked in from 6 pm ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. All seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi will go to polls on Sunday. As many as 164 candidates are in fray in the polls, which are largely been seen as a three-way contest among the BJP, Congress and AAP. Prominent candidates in the contest include, veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, Olympian boxer Vijender Singh, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and Atishi from AAP. In Uttar Pradesh, the candidates whose electoral fate will be decided include SP president Akhilesh Yadav and Union minister Maneka Gandhi. Of the 14 constituencies going to polls in the state, the BJP had won 13 in 2014 with Azamgarh being the only exception from where SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav had been victorious. In Haryana, Union ministers Krishan Pal Gurjar and Rao Inderjit Singh are seeking re-election while former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is once again entering the race to the lower house. The high-voltage electioneering saw a galaxy of leaders from the ruling BJP and Congress campaign for their respective parties in Haryana. Modi and Amit Shah also campaigned in the state on Friday, with the prime minister addressing a rally in Rohtak, considered as stronghold of the Hooda family, where he raked up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal campaigned for the Jannayak Janata Party-AAP alliance candidates while BSP supremo Mayawati sought votes for her party and its ally Loktantra Suraksha Party. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had contested in eight seats and won seven while the saffron party’s then ally HJC had fought two bit losing both and INLD winning two seats and Congress one. The Congress has re-nominated its sitting MP from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda, son of Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Hectic electioneering also came to an end in West Bengal. The polls in this phase will cover Jangal Mahal – the forested region of Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Purulia districts which used to be a Maoist hotbed during the erstwhile Left Front regime. Seats where elections will be held on Sunday are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram (ST), Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur (SC), where an electorate of 1,33,69,749 will decide the fate of 83 candidates. All these seats were won by the TMC in 2014. Curtains also came down on campaigning for the third phase of polling in four Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand. A total 66,85,401 voters of Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Singhbhum (ST) constituencies are eligible to decide the fate of 67 candidates in Sunday’s election. The JMM and the Congress are part of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Jharkhand.last_img read more

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Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Nepal by four months

The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations political mission in Nepal (UNMIN) by nearly four months amid heightened tensions in the Asian country ahead of the issuing of a new constitution.In a resolution adopted unanimously, Council members agreed to extend UNMIN through 15 May, two weeks before the new constitution is due to be promulgated.But the resolution also said the mission should continue working with the Government on making arrangements to withdraw as it winds down and completes its mandate.UNMIN was set up at the request of the Government in 2007 to monitor the management of arms and armed personnel of the former Royal Nepal Army and its foe, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M). The two sides signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006, bringing an end to a conflict which claimed some 3,000 lives.Council members today acknowledged “the strong desire of the Nepalese people for peace and the restoration of democracy and the importance in this respect of the implementation” of the CPA.The 15-member body welcomed the creation of a high-level political mechanism working to ensure the promulgation of a constitution by 28 May, as well as the action plan signed last year by the UN, the Government and UCPN-M on releasing child soldiers.With the holding of successful elections for the Constituent Assembly in May 2008, UNMIN has already accomplished some elements of its mandate.Further, the Council said in today’s resolution, both phases of the verification process have concluded in line with UNMIN’s mandate and with the provisions of the CPA.It called on all parties to “take full advantage of the expertise and readiness” of UNMIN before 15 May, which is also the deadline for the Government and UCPN-M to agree on a timetable for the integration and rehabilitation of Maoist army personnel.The resolution urged “all political parties in Nepal to expedite the peace process, and to work together in a spirit of cooperation, consensus and compromise in order to continue the transition to a durable long-term solution to enable the country to move to a peaceful, democratic and more prosperous future.”Last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s top envoy to the country stressed that although Nepal’s four-year-old peace process remains fragile and concerns that it could derail are real, the recent urgency shown by the parties in focusing on peace-related issues gives some grounds for hope.“Although the hour is late, the recent actions by the Government and the parties, if followed through with vigour, have the potential to usher in constructive actions for the next stage of Nepal’s democratic transition,” Special Representative Karin Landgren told the Security Council.In a report released earlier this month, Mr. Ban warned that Nepal’s peace process remained largely stalled and the major disagreements “remain unresolved, increasing the risk of its collapse.”The country is entering a “crucial period” leading up to the promulgation of the new constitution, he wrote. “While it is my desire to see UNMIN complete its mandated tasks and end its presence as soon as possible… withdrawing the Mission at this particular time of heightened tension would not be the wisest course,” the Secretary-General wrote, calling for an extension of the mission’s mandate. 21 January 2010The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations political mission in Nepal (UNMIN) by nearly four months amid heightened tensions in the Asian country ahead of the issuing of a new constitution. read more

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Time Home Entertainment relaunches TimeLife Books and will make books available in

by The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2014 9:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Time Home Entertainment relaunches Time-Life Books and will make books available in stores NEW YORK, N.Y. – Time Home Entertainment said Tuesday it is relaunching its Time-Life Books brand, long a staple of late-night TV advertisements, and will sell them in stores instead of by mail.The company is now selling the first two books under the imprint: “World War II in 500 Photographs” and “Everything You Need to Know About the Bible.”It plans to launch another book this fall and another next winter, and the company intends to publish at least four books a year. The books cost $17.95 each.Time-Life Books in its original incarnation was known for publishing multivolume book sets, many on historical topics such as “The Old West.” read more

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MLB Teams Hold Up Well After Overseas Travel

This weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be in Sydney to play Major League Baseball’s Opening Series. MLB’s effort to sell the sport in a new market is seemingly asking a lot of the two teams involved. If either squad gets off to a rough start after returning stateside, you can bet there will be plenty of talking heads ready to blame the jet lag from a 15,000-mile round trip to Australia.We can quickly look at whether past teams put in similar situations suffered. From 2000 to 2012, MLB sent eight teams to Tokyo, which is about 2,000 miles closer to the continental United States than Australia. But Tokyo should still be a decent proxy for the trip the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are making (both flights exceed 10 hours).If you’re not interested the nitty-gritty statistics, skip the next paragraph, but suffice it to say we’re comparing how we would expect these teams to perform to how they actually performed.The nitty-gritty statistics: Using a weighted average of Pythagenpat records from the previous two seasons, I established projected “true talent” winning percentages for the globetrotting teams and their opponents in all April games after they came back to the U.S. I plugged those numbers into Bill James’ Log5 formula (factoring in MLB’s traditional 54 percent home-field advantage) to estimate the number of post-travel games each team should have won. If there was a big difference between the expected win totals and the number of games won, then perhaps there is something to the jet-lag theory.Here are the results: 2008Boston Red Sox0.5430.593 2012Seattle Mariners0.4310.455 2012Oakland Athletics0.5170.455 Total0.4950.497 2000New York Mets0.5630.625 YearTeamExp. Win %Actual Win % 2008Oakland Athletics0.4870.593 2004Tampa Bay Devil Rays0.4260.316 As it turns out, the teams involved in Tokyo games went on to finish April winning at almost exactly the same clip that was expected from their preseason projection (on average, these teams played about 23 games in April). This is far from a definitive study, but the early returns say it’s unlikely that any residual travel effects will contribute to a monthlong malaise for Los Angeles or Arizona. If either club struggles next month, they probably won’t have the Land Down Under to blame. 2004New York Yankees0.5390.524 2000Chicago Cubs0.4370.360 read more

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Cricket chiefs plan alcohol free stadia for new event in bid to

The BBC wondered out loud if all the empty seats at the cricket had been caused by the huge queue for the beer tent. Others wondered if sponsors and others had simply not bothered showing up. Cricket fans watching on television complained they had been unable to buy tickets for yesterday’s game at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton – despite the fact hundreds of seats were unoccupied. The International Cricket Council (ICC), which runs the tournament, said it too was nonplussed…. Whatever the reason, England’s easy win yesterday over the West Indies – which kick-started the home side’s hopes of winning the tournament for a first time – was marred by what might best be called a spectator malfunction.

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Muireann OConnell nominated for two IMRO awards after being dropped by Today

first_imgMuireann O’Connell nominated for two IMRO awards after being dropped by Today FM O’Connell had been dropped from the radio station in July. Other nominees in the General Music Programme category include:  Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 1:37 PM https://jrnl.ie/4793705 30 Comments Muireann O’Connell Image: TodayFM By Hayley Halpin Short URL Share2 Tweet Email1 Dermot and Dave – Today FMMore Music with Philip Bourke – Cork’s Red FMThe Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty – 98FMThe Saturday Soundtrack with Peter Devlin – Radio NovaThe other nominees in the Music and Entertainment Presenter of the Year category are:Dara Quilty – 98FMDermot Whelan – Today FMLuke O’Faolain – 98FMRay Foley – Cork’s RedFMThose nominated in the Breakfast Programme category are: Beat Breakfast – Beat 102-103Breakfast with Ray and Jay – Cork’s RedFMFully Charged with Graham and Nathan – Spin 1038KC and Ross in the Morning – Cork’s 96FMThe Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show – Today FMThe nominees for other categories can be found here. The awards will take place on Friday 4 October at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Prior to the main awards night, the IMRO Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the BAI offices on Tuesday 24 September. “The IMRO Radio Awards is an important media milestone as it recognises the excellence of Irish radio; celebrates the contribution of broadcasters to the national conversation and for one night only brings together the nation’s stations,” IMRO Radio Awards Chairperson Tom McGuire said. A total of 185 finalists have been shortlisted for the awards. center_img RADIO PRESENTER MUIREANN O’Connell has been nominated for two 2019 IMRO Radio Awards after being dropped from Today FM in July. The station announced on 30 July that broadcaster Mairead Ronan is to present a new daytime show between 12-2pm which will begin in September. That slot had been held by Today FM’s Lunchtime show which was hosted by O’Connell. Today, O’Connell has been nominated in two IMRO Radio Awards. She was nominated for the Music and Entertainment Presenter of the Year and the General Music Programme categories.  47,893 Views Muireann O’Connell Source: Muireann O’Connell/Twitter Sep 3rd 2019, 1:37 PM Image: TodayFM Incredibly grateful for both my @IMRORadioAwards nominations. Now, would station anyone have an ol’ spare seat?— Muireann O’Connell (@MuireannO_C) September 3, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Clark County schools open some activities postponed for ash weather

first_imgAll Clark County schools are open as normal in light of the Eagle Creek Fire now burning in Skamania CountySome activities, however, have been postponed or adjusted in light of the smoke and ash blowing into the region. Here’s what you need to know:Evergreen Public Schools: All recesses will be held indoors. Athletic practices will be held indoors. All scheduled outdoor sports will be postponed except for the Union High School girls’ soccer match in Bellevue; and Heritage High School girls’ soccer and Union High School golf matches in Longview.Vancouver Public Schools: All recesses and outdoor physical education classes will be held indoors. After-school athletic practices will take place indoors or be canceled. The Columbia River and Skyview High School girls’ soccer games are postponed.Battle Ground Public Schools: All recesses, outdoor physical education classes and athletic practices will be held indoors. Local outdoor sports events will be postponed. The district will make an announcement later regarding the Battle Ground High School girls’ varsity soccer game in Estacada, Ore.La Center School District: All recesses and athletic practices will be held indoors. All scheduled sports have been postponed except La Center High School Volleyball, which is traveling to Toutle, and varsity golf, which is traveling to Montesano.last_img read more

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Neymar says he is the best footballer in the world…

first_imgThe 26-year-old PSG and Brazil striker Neymar thinks of himself as the best player on the planet, but acknowledge that can only be true if Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are from another world different the one he lives in.Neymar heads to the World Cup as one of football’s biggest names and is expected to contest for the Golden Boot as well as the title itself with his national team.He clearly thinks he has the potential to inspire Brazil to a great sixth World Cup title, saying that he is still well behind Messi and Ronaldo, who themselves are looking for international glory in Russia this summer.In a Youtube video, Neymar told popular Brazilian YouTube channel Desimpedidos:‘The two who are above all others today are Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…‘For all modesty, today I am the best player in the world — because they are from another planet.’Check out the Video:As Neymar finished third in the Ballon d’Or 2017 voting, he can claim to be the third-best player behind Ronaldo, who won his fifth Golden Ball in that vote, and Messi, who finished well behind in second place.last_img read more

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Ryan Giggs gives praise to Gareth Bale

first_imgThe former Manchester United player believes the Wales national team footballer has the experience to fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in MadridAfter Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid, his absence leaves a big void and the spotlight is up for grabs.And for former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs, Welshman player Gareth Bale can be the one to grab the spotlight.“When someone like Cristiano leaves, there is always going to be a spotlight on who is going to replace him goal-wise and threat-wise,” Giggs said according to The Jamaica Gleaner.“It’s a massive void to fill, but Gareth has the experience now of being at the club for a long time.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Every year, there is pressure on him, and he has handled it brilliantly. It’s a bit different this year because Cristiano has left and there will be more focus on the players who are going to replace the goals,” he added.“Gareth has shown his qualities in big games and that he can handle anything that is thrown at him.”“He has started this season on fire, but there’s never really a time when he is not playing well,” he added.“I think always the problem with Gareth is that when he has been injured, he’s then had to come back and get more game time.“But when he plays, he always plays well and more or less scores.”last_img read more

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Govt to sit with rice millers Tuesday

first_imgFollowing soaring price of rice and ongoing unrest situation in rice market, three ministries will hold a joint meeting with the country’s rice mill owners, importers and traders on Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.Representatives of all rice mill owners’ associations, importers, wholesalers and retailers were asked to join the meeting to be held at the Food Ministry.Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Food Minister Qamrul Islam are likely to attend the meeting.Representatives of law enforcing agencies will also present at the meet.last_img

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Analysis of eradicated European strain of malaria parasite offers insight into the

first_imgThis thin film Giemsa stained micrograph reveals a mature Plasmodium vivax trophozoite. P. vivax trophozoites show amoeboid cytoplasm, large chromatin dots, and fine, yellowish-brown pigment. RBCs are enlarged 1 1/2 – 2X, and may be distorted. If visible, Schüffner’s dots may appear finer than those seen in P. vivax. Credit: CDC/ Steven Glenn (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted a DNA analysis of malaria parasites found in blood samples taken from infected people in a part of Europe and put onto slides during World War II—in so doing, they have added more information to the historical profile of the parasite that causes malaria. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their analysis of the parasite samples and what they learned. Malaria is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite that takes up residence in a victim’s red blood cells—transmitted by mosquitoes, it is responsible for the millions of deaths and untold suffering. Efforts to eradicate the parasite from all parts of the world have so far proved unsuccessful, though it has been eradicated in some regions, including Europe and the U.S. As part of an effort to rid the world of the deadly parasite, some researchers have been attempting to look into its past to spot a weakness, or at least to better understand how it evolves. Some research results have also suggested that the dispersal patterns of malaria are due to human movements between continents, which has caused some researchers to wonder if the migrations of people have somehow played a role in both its continued existence and the harm it causes.In this new effort, the researchers came into possession of some slides with blood stains on them that had been taken from infected people in Spain during World War II—since malaria has since been eradicated in that area, the blood stains offered an opportunity to learn more about a strain that predates those that exist today. The researchers first conducted tests to identify the strains present in the samples; after that, they reconstructed the genomes of the two strains present, which allowed them to conduct phylogenetic analyses. They report that they found three mutations that offered evidence of dominant strains of the parasite being carried to South America from Europe not long after explorers arrived; further, they represent the closest modern representative of ancestral Eurasian stock. The study and its findings are likely to kick off a renewed effort to comb other medical collections to see if other slides might be found offering more historical data as the effort continues to wipe out malaria and the parasite that causes it completely. Explore further Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasites Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img More information: Pere Gelabert et al. Mitochondrial DNA from the eradicated Europeanandfrom 70-year-old slides from the Ebro Delta in Spain, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1611017113AbstractPhylogenetic analysis of Plasmodium parasites has indicated that their modern-day distribution is a result of a series of human-mediated dispersals involving transport between Africa, Europe, America, and Asia. A major outstanding question is the phylogenetic affinity of the malaria causing parasites Plasmodium vivax and falciparum in historic southern Europe—where it was endemic until the mid-20th century, after which it was eradicated across the region. Resolving the identity of these parasites will be critical for answering several hypotheses on the malaria dispersal. Recently, a set of slides with blood stains of malaria-affected people from the Ebro Delta (Spain), dated between 1942 and 1944, have been found in a local medical collection. We extracted DNA from three slides, two of them stained with Giemsa (on which Plasmodium parasites could still be seen under the microscope) and another one consisting of dried blood spots. We generated the data using Illumina sequencing after using several strategies aimed at increasing the Plasmodium DNA yield: depletion of the human genomic (g)DNA content through hybridization with human gDNA baits, and capture-enrichment using gDNA derived from P. falciparum. Plasmodium mitochondrial genome sequences were subsequently reconstructed from the resulting data. Phylogenetic analysis of the eradicated European P. vivax mtDNA genome indicates that the European isolate is closely related to the most common present-day American haplotype and likely entered the American continent post-Columbian contact. Furthermore, the European P. falciparum mtDNA indicates a link with current Indian strains that is in agreement with historical accounts. © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Analysis of eradicated European strain of malaria parasite offers insight into the history of the disease (2016, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-09-analysis-eradicated-european-strain-malaria.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Jharkhand resident held for blackmailing extorting money from married woman

first_imgKolkata: The Bidhannagar Cyber Crime Police Station has arrested a person for allegedly extorting money from a woman by circulating her private pictures on the internet. He had also threatened her with dire consequences if she did not pay him the amount which he demanded.Police sources informed that on July 7, a woman from Kaikhali area lodged a complaint against Amit Kumar, a resident of Jharkhand, for allegedly extorting money by circulating her personal pictures on WhatsApp. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter police initiated a probe, it was revealed that the victim became acquainted with Kumar over phone, approximately a year ago. Later, she got involved with Kumar in a relationship, despite being married. The relationship lasted for six months and within that period, Kumar had come to Kolkata several times to meet her. During his visits, Kumar clicked some pictures of the victim, which he had kept with himself. Six months ago, the victim tried to end the relationship. But Kumar had other intentions. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter the victim stated that she did not want to maintain any contact with Kumar, he allegedly started threatening her saying that he would circulate her personal pictures on the internet. Meanwhile, he opened a fake Facebook account using the victim’s name and picture and uploaded objectionable content and comments. Kumar even managed to get hold of the mobile number of the victim’s husband and sent some pictures to that mobile number as well. When the victim requested Kumar to stop his acts, he allegedly demanded money. A police team went to Dhanbad in Jharkhand and arrested Kumar. He was brought to Kolkata and produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (ACJM) Court, Bidhannagar, pleading police remand. But due to work recess over a lawyer’s death, Kumar was remanded to judicial custody for one day instead, as there was no hearing on Tuesday. Kumar will be produced before the same court on Wednesday, with a plea for police custody.last_img read more

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The Best Laptops of IFA 2018

first_imgHeld annually in Berlin, Germany, the IFA trade show provides a peek at the most exciting mobile tech coming our way soon — and that means lots and lots of great laptops. IFA 2018 had something for everyone, from paper-thin ultrabooks with nearly bezelless displays to a massive gaming monster with a foldable screen. Here are the best laptops we saw at IFA from such major players as Asus, Acer, Lenovo and Dell. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoAdvertisement MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-laptops-ifa-2018?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 center_img 1of 7Asus ZenBook Flip 13Asus just made its ZenBook Flip line even slimmer, if you can believe that. The company has incorporated its ultranarrow bezel design on all four sides of its 13-inch system, making for an extremely compact frame. In addition to its world-facing camera, the Flip 13 will also feature the company’s NumberPad, which is an elegant solution to the lack of a dedicated num pad on such a small laptop. And in case you were worried about power, the Flip 13 is outfitted with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, SSD storage and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU, making it a powerful tool for mobile professionals. — Sherri L. SmithPREVIOUS1of 7NEXT2of 7Acer Predator Triton 900 Acer has a knack for making ridiculously over-the-top gaming laptops, and the Predator Triton 900 is no exception. This beastly portable gaming machine has an adjustable 4K G-Sync display that you can flip around in various configurations, allowing you to get the perfect viewing angle as you go for that key Fortnite kill. The Triton 900 also features Acer’s latest Aeroblade 3D fans, which are built to keep the laptop cool even during intense fragging sessions. Acer has yet to announce a price or full specs for the Triton 900, but expect this thing to be beastly — and pricey. — Mike AndronicoAcer Predator Triton 900 deals?US$3,799.99ViewUS$3,799.99ViewUS$4,370.99ViewUS$4,370.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by PREVIOUS2of 7NEXT3of 7Lenovo Yoga Book C930Lenovo’s taking another crack at the Yoga Book and adding even more innovation. The new 2-in-1 Windows laptop, dubbed the Yoga Book C930, ditches the Wacom digitizer in favor of an E Ink display. Able to switch between a full keyboard complete with touchpad and a blank slate of sorts, the Yoga Book C930 is a great choice for people who want to work, sketch or take notes on the go. Thanks to its 7th Gen Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD and Intel integrated graphics, it has plenty of power to get the job done. And when you’re finished, you can just stick the bundled pen onto the C930’s magnetic cover. — Sherri L. Smith Lenovo Yoga Book C930 deals?2 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,049.99ViewUS$1,299.99ViewUS$1,459.99ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by PREVIOUS3of 7NEXT4of 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ExtremeLenovo dazzled IFA with its aptly named extreme killing machine, which set a precedent for the X series by being the first with a discrete GPU and a 15-inch display. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is dropping in September with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 and sometime in December with the 8th Gen Core i9. It’s powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of VRAM, and its display comes in a glorious 4K display as well as 1080p. It also has up to 64GB of RAM and up to a pair of 1TB SSD storage. This bad boy is gunning for the top spot in the premium market, going up against the likes of the XPS 15 and ZenBook Pro 15, and we’re excited to see where it lands. — Rami TabariLenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme deals?1 Amazon customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$2,030.96US$1,654.99ViewUS$1,949.99ViewUS$1,951.78ViewUS$2,459ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by PREVIOUS4of 7NEXT5of 7Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1Dell gave the Inspiron lineup the 2-in-1 treatment with its new 5000- and 7000-series laptops. Better yet, it traded plastic for machined aluminum and trimmed down the Inspiron’s bezels without compromising the webcam. The Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 is powered by the brand-new Intel Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, which promise better performance and battery life than last year’s processors. The sleek laptop launches in October with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, up to 32GB of RAM and up to 128GB of SSD storage with a 2TB HDD. You will also have the option to upgrade the Inspiron 15 7000’s 15-inch display from 1080p to 4K. — Phillip TracyDell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 deals?US$499ViewUS$1,049US$669ViewUS$1,049US$669ViewUS$931.20US$899.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by PREVIOUS5of 7NEXT6of 7Acer Swift 5Made of magnesium-lithium alloys, the world’s lightest 15-inch laptop blew us away when it was first unveiled in May. Now, we know how much the featherweight machine will cost. Acer announced at IFA that the upcoming Acer Swift 5 will start at $1,099 when it launches in January. The 2.2-pound laptop sports a 1080p display with razor-thin bezels, but unlike its rivals, the webcam is located above the display. The Swift 5 is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs and comes with up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of RAM. — Phillip TracyPREVIOUS6of 7NEXT7of 7Lenovo Yoga C930We were blown away by last year’s Lenovo Yoga 920, and we’re expecting great things from its successor, the Yoga C930. The premium 13.9-inch system eschews Lenovo’s watchband hinge for an innovative Sound Bar hinge sporting Dolby Atmos support. The starting SKU of the 2-in-1 features an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU but can be configured with a Core i7 chip. You can also get up to 16GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. Consumers will also have a choice between an FHD panel or 4K. Lenovo even found a way to add a dock for the bundled pen. With its sleek looks, powerful components and special features, we’re excited to see how the Yoga C930 holds up under our rigorous testing. — Sherri L. 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Noami Watts jumps for joy during Tulum vacation

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Noami Watts jumped for joy as she, along with friends and family, spent the past few days on the beaches of Tulum.The Hollywood star posted numerous photos where she was clearly happy to be on vacation. Dancing in the sand, the 49-year-old actress spent part of last week and this weekend on holidays with her two children in Tulum.Friends took shots of Watts, where she rocked in a blue one-piece bathing suit and she and gal pals headed for the water. Diving in head first, the group seemed to be having a carefree time away from work.Clearly delighted to be on vacation, Naomi captioned the photo “This works… #outofoffice (sun emoji).”Naomi has been soaking up the single life since her split from Liev Schreiber back in September 2016 when the couple went their separate ways after 11 years together. The couple have remained on good terms, however, for their two sons.The mother-of-two has been sharing a ton of fun pics of her kids enjoying their time on the beautiful beaches on her Instagram.Aside from the beach, Watts took time out for a spa massage she posted on Instagram “Giving back the love to beautiful #julieta @ondabeautynycproducts #cleanbeauty #facial#somuchlove”On their last day in Tulum, Watts posted “Last breakfast @luvtulum#mexico farewell”Naomi is rumored to be dating actor Billy Crudup. The pair last spotted in February as they left a Vogue party hand-in-hand.The two reportedly became close while filming the Netflix series Gypsy, which centers on a married psychologist (Watts) who becomes obsessed with one of her client’s ex-girlfriends.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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