With eye on 2019, Modi to inaugurate projects in UP, including Purvanchal Expressway

first_imgWith his eyes set on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday embark on a two-day tour of eastern Uttar Pradesh, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation for several key projects, prime among them being the Purvanchal Expressway.Mr. Modi will visit Azamgarh, Mirzapur and his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi during the tour. In Azamgarh, he will lay the foundation stone of the 340-km long Purvanchal Expressway, stretching from the state capital to Ghazipur on the eastern fringes bordering Bihar.The six-lane road will pass through Barabanki, Faizabad, Ambedkarnagar, Amethi, Sultanpur, Azamgarh and Mau before ending in Ghazipur. The expressway is to be linked with Varanasi through a separate link road, said the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority. The state expects to complete the project, dubbed as the longest Expressway in the country, by 2021.Earlier this week, the state Cabinet approved the various proposals submitted by the shortlisted builders for the difference packages of the expressway. It is being built through the EPC model–engineering, procurement and construction.Like the 302-km long Lucknow-Agra Expressway, the Purvanchal Expressway will also feature an airstrip for emergency landing of fighter planes, near Sultanpur district. “The Purvanchal Expressway will be the lifeline of development in eastern UP,” said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. While the Expressway extends from Lucknow to Ghazipur, the BJP government’s decision to lay the foundation stone in Azamgarh is being viewed with curiousity as it is the Lok Sabha seat of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh. With Mr. Singh making it open that he would contest the next poll from his traditional seat Mainpuri, the BJP is working to regain lost ground in Azamgarh, which is among the three main centres of east UP along with Varanasi and Gorakhpur.In Varanasi, Mr. Modi will dedicate or lay the foundation stone of important projects with a total worth of over ₹900 crore, the PMO said. These would include the Varanasi City Gas Distribution Project, Varanasi-Ballia EMU train, International Convention Centre, the Panchkoshi Parikrama Marg, and several projects under the Smart City Mission and Namaami Gange. On Sunday, Mr. Modi will dedicate to the nation the Bansagar Canal Project, a bridge over the Ganga in Chunar and a medical college, all in Mirzapur district.Mr. Modi’s visit will come amid heightened activity of the BJP in UP with the 2019 polls in mind. While last month, Mr. Modi laid the foundation of an academy dedicated to Sant Kabir in Maghar, on July 21 he is expected to address a farmers rally in Shahjahanpur district.Later this month, the PM could also attend a conference of the Union Urban Development Ministry in Lucknow.last_img read more

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Ek Tha Tiger crosses 200 cr mark at the Box Office

first_imgSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Ek Tha Tiger has now crossed the Rs 200 crore mark as well in less than a fortnight. The film, released on August 15, was screened at 3300 screens across the country.The film also stars Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Ranveer Shorey. The story is written by Aditya Chopra.The 46-year-old actor plays a RAW agent in Ek Tha Tiger and he says he chose the film not because of the banner or star cast but because of the script.Salman says he likes it when his movies are larger than life and whether its romance, drama or action, he will continue depicting heroism. Mystery behind Katrina’s red tilak revealed!Katrina Kaif recently grabbed headlines not for her performance in Ek Tha Tiger but for the tilak she sported at private screenings of this film.According to sources, the tilak was nothing more than a religious one, applied to her forehead during a pooja she attended.Katrina Kaif is these days celebrating the unprecedented response her recent film Ek Tha Tiger is receiving.No sequel to Ek Tha TigerDespite the ending of Salman Khan starrer superhit film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ leaving a scope for a sequel, the makers have denied any such move.”We have not thought of a sequel for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. We don’t have any idea (story line) for the sequel,” Kabir informed.Even the producers have denied making a sequel. “With the success of the film, it would be the obvious conclusion for anybody to assume that the film deserves a sequel. However, as of now, there are no such plans and it is more conjecture,” Yash Raj Films’ vice president (marketing and communications) Rafiq Gangjee said. advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea run riot against Everton, Stoke shock Man City at home

first_imgChelsea hammered Everton 6-3 to take the top spot in the Premier League standingsChelsea showed off its new-found attacking sparkle in a 6-3 win over Everton on a day Manchester City lost its cutting edge to slip to a surprise first defeat in its Premier League title defense.City’s 1-0 home loss to Stoke on Saturday was exacerbated by its title rival’s wild victory at Goodison Park, in which Spain striker Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to continue the superb start to his Chelsea career.Another big-money arrival in English football, Angel Di Maria, made a promising debut for Manchester United but its 0-0 draw at promoted Burnley left Louis van Gaal’s side with just two points from three games – despite a spending spree of 130 million pounds ($215 million) this summer.Chelsea has no such problems, with a third straight win leaving the team top of the early standings on goal difference from surprising Swansea.In Costa, Chelsea also has arguably the standout player so far this season with four goals already since joining from Atletico Madrid.”He’s literally got everything,” Chelsea captain John Terry said. “He’s been brilliant, and he’s off to a flying start.”With Costa in such electric form and Cesc Fabregas picking up two more assists, Chelsea has an attacking swagger it lacked last season.”I want the team to play the way we did, to be positive,” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. “We were killers in attack.”Goals by Costa – after just 34 seconds – and Branislav Ivanovic put Chelsea 2-0 ahead inside three minutes, only for Kevin Mirallas to reduce the deficit for Everton just before halftime.advertisementSeamus Coleman’s own goal in the 66th minute sparked a rush of five goals in a chaotic 11-minute spell during which both defenses were carved open to the dismay of the team’s managers.Steven Naismith made it 3-2, Nemanja Matic regained Chelsea’s two-goal lead in the 74th but Everton came back again through Samuel Eto’o’s header on his debut, against the club that released him in the summer. Ramires put Chelsea 5-3 ahead and Costa wrapped up a madcap second half with a low finish after a back-heel from substitute Didier Drogba.In an all-action display, Costa was booked for a tussle with Coleman, and then goaded the defender provocatively after the right back’s own goal – sparking a melee with Everton’s American goalkeeper Tim Howard.”There are certain players who come to the Premier League who need to understand the ethics and the culture,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said.Swansea is tied on nine points with Chelsea after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 thanks to two goals from Nathan Dyer and another from Wayne Routledge.Also Saturday, Wilfried Zaha scored an injury-time equalizer on his second debut for Crystal Palace in a 3-3 draw at Newcastle, Southampton won 3-1 at West Ham and Queens Park Rangers also earned a first win of the season by beating Sunderland 1-0.City and United had hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of attacking talent on show in the third round of the Premier League but couldn’t muster a goal between them.A flat display by City, five days after its impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool, was punished when former United striker Mame Diouf ran 70 meters in the 58th minute in a solo effort that was capped by a finish between goalkeeper Joe Hart’s legs.Stoke City shocked the reigning champions Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad stadium”I tried just to stay on my feet and keep on going,” Diouf said. “We will enjoy this win – it is a big one.”It was Stoke’s first-ever goal at the Etihad and earned the team a first win of the season under Mark Hughes, the former City manager.City failed to score at home for only the second time in 71 Premier League games, even with Argentina striker Sergio Aguero back in the lineup after regaining full fitness.”It’s a surprising defeat because we don’t expect to lose against Stoke but these games sometimes happen,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “Really we were not very creative, we did not find the space and that is credit to Stoke.”Di Maria made his first start for United after his British-record move from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) and showed enough signs that he will be a success at Old Trafford.He still couldn’t inspire Van Gaal’s team to a first win in any competition this season, with United lacking a cutting edge despite fielding Di Maria, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in an exciting front four. Van Persie was denied twice with United’s best chances.advertisement”When you have two points, that is not good enough and that is disappointing,” said Van Gaal, whose team lost 4-0 to third-tier MK Dons on Tuesday in the League Cup.”At the moment it’s certainly not a world-class team, but we have to wait, and have belief that it will come.”last_img read more

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FEU condemns cyberbullying against one of its student-athletes

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Fans have also been patrolling Twitter, reporting users who are sharing links to the video.The athlete missed the Lady Tamaraws’ game last Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES View comments MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University denounced the “clear act of cyberbullying” after one of its student-athletes got wrongfully tagged in a malicious video that has been making rounds on the internet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“FEU condemns the wrongful tagging of an FEU student-athlete in a sexually explicit video circulating in social media,” said the school in the statement.“This clearly is an act of cyberbullying that causes negative psychological effects and harm to any individual, private or public.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PBA D-League: San Beda overcomes Perpetual ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READlast_img read more

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Here is your horoscope for July 6

first_imgARIESYou are involved in multifarious activity and need to avoid stress. A business venture can be gainful if you lend it some energy. Beware of instability and indecision caused by self-contradiction and superficiality. Light and playful ways bring balance. Lucky number 6. Colour pink.TAURUSTie up loose ends and complete unfinished business today. Avoid hurried actions and judgments as they lead to chaos. Business matters are settled and conflicts are resolved. Adopt a subtle approach to tackle difficult people. Relationships are supportive. Lucky number 4. Colour green. GEMINI’The Knight of Pentacles’ enables you to resolve earthy matters. You are clever with finances and material aspects and invest gainfully. You can rid of health problems with Yoga and relaxing pastimes. You are blessed with a steady and deep relationship. Lucky number 4. Colour green. CANCERVarying occupation can help to recharge your energy. You may experience weakness and strength alternately as health problems are resolved. You handle gain and loss in business, in quick succession. Schedules are revised. End of the day brings positive attitudes. Lucky number 2. Colour red. LEOThe Princess of Cups infuses a gracious and gentle quality in your life today. You make breakthroughs in personal and professional aspects. You celebrate a cozy dinner with loved ones. You move with the sweetness of this time to rejuvenate sensitive relationships. Lucky number 5. Colour pink.  VIRGOYou are into sport, theater and travel today. Communications and visitors are positive and encouraging. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. With mastery in your craft you integrate resources and forces to achieve goals and targets. Lucky number 14. Colour peacock blue.advertisement LIBRAYou are energized with a feeling of achievement today. You meet targets quickly to take on whatever comes next. You are powerful and give direction in the work area. You finally win after fighting for what you think is right and what makes you happy! Lucky number 6. Colour yellow. SCORPIOYou draw ‘The Ace of Wands’ that takes you through a touching experience and transforms you. An opportunity comes when you are considering a change anyway. Unexpected events should be taken in your stride. Don’t be afraid to encounter people or situations Lucky number 1. Colour orange. SAGITTARIUSYou are the wise Hermit as you play the role of consultant at home and at work. You may take on extra responsibility, be the father figure and shoulder a burden with your partner. You function best in an individual capacity and make independent decisions. Lucky number 9. Colour red. CAPRICORNYou initiate a current of forceful energy to achieve success in an important venture. You impress people with your charisma. You function best in a position of control and rebel against domination. Personal relationships are sensitive as you seek appreciation. Lucky number 2. Colour red. AQUARIUSThere is balance and harmony at home and synergy in the work area. Beware of over indulgence. You are open to opportunities and people around you. An influential friend offers you an opportunity. Romance adds a special flavor to your relationship. Lucky number 2. Colour yellow. PISCESYou need to follow regular routines to remain healthy and centered as you go through a temporary period of struggle. You gain respect by standing up for fair play and supporting people and values. Remain flexible to maintain partnerships while using authority. Lucky number 3. Colour orange.last_img read more

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Yanks Beat Cards, 6-4, in 12

first_imgST. LOUIS — Brett Gardner’s leaping catch in the 11th inning gave the New York Yankees life. Patient at-bats and their first hit since the fifth inning put them over the top.“I just tried to get back there as fast as I could,” Gardner said of his catch at the top of the left field wall that denied Yadier Molina of at least extra bases and perhaps a game-ending two-run homer in the Yankees’ 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 12 innings May 26.“It was an easy play, just go back and make sure I get the ball in the glove before my back hits the wall.”Brian Roberts’ bases loaded single was the go-ahead hit in a three-run 12th fueled by two walks and a hit batter. The Yankees won for the fourth time in extra innings on the season, three of them in the last six games.“It’s a grind,” Gardner said. “But we’ve been playing pretty well and we seem to really stay focused.”Pinch-hitter Alfonso Soriano and Brendan Ryan each added an RBI for the Yankees, who took the opener of a three-game interleague series for their third straight win. Alfredo Aceves (1-2) worked two scoreless innings and David Robertson earned his 11th save in 12 chances.“At that point, you’re just trying to get the guy in,” Roberts said. “You need to be selective and find ways to win.”Jon Jay had an RBI double in the 12th for the Cardinals, who lost for the third time in 12 games.“Just a really bad day,” reliever Randy Choate said. “I felt fine coming in, just didn’t have good stuff.”A standing-room crowd of 47,311, the third-largest at 9-year-old Busch Stadium, showed up to see an opponent making only its second appearance in St. Louis since losing to the Cardinals in the 1964 World Series.The enthusiasm did not appear to be dampened by a 61-minute weather delay — for rain that did not materialize — before the first pitch.Cardinals pitchers retired 20 of 21 batters before the 12th, when Choate (0-2) faced five batters and four reached safely.Five Yankees relievers were stingy, too, permitting two hits in seven innings.“It comes down to doing little things and getting big hits,” St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny said. “That’s no secret. We had a couple of opportunities to get the big hit. You can’t do it all the time.”Jacoby Ellsbury got the rally started when he walked to lead off the inning and stole second, a call upheld after Matheny challenged. After coming through, Roberts is 3 for 6 in extra innings.“Another big hit for us,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “I thought the bottom of the lineup was extremely productive.”Molina slammed his helmet in frustration after Gardner came down with his drive at the top of the fence with a runner on and one out in the 11th.Derek Jeter got a standing ovation before his first at-bat, and thousands stood again when he singled, although they also roared when he took a called third strike to end the eighth against Carlos Martinez after Molina’s pinpoint throw on Gardner attempting to steal.Michael Wacha dealt with a rain delay for the fourth time in his 11 starts — total idle time of 4 hours, 52 minutes. After nine pitches the Yankees had the lead, with a walk by Gardner and a single by Jeter setting up Ellsbury’s RBI single.The first three batters reached in a two-run fifth, too, with Kelly Johnson’s RBI single and Gardner’s sacrifice fly putting the Yankees up 3-1.New York rookie starter Chase Whitley was vulnerable early, too. The Cardinals needed two at-bats to tie it in the first when Matt Carpenter tripled off the right-field wall and Kolten Wong doubled, but they missed a chance for more when Wong overslid third and was caught stealing for the first time in eight attempts this season.Whitley qualified for a win for the first time in three career starts, but left with the bases loaded and none out in the sixth before the Cardinals tied it against Preston Claiborne. Allen Craig had an RBI groundout and Jhonny Peralta followed with a sacrifice fly.Wacha bounced back after taking a foul liner off his elbow while sitting in the dugout his last time out, giving up three runs on four hits in seven innings. He had a season-low two strikeouts, the first against Ellsbury leading off the sixth.(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Phil Jackson: If Knicks Continue to Stink Up the Garden, It’s His Mess

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Phil Jackson offered a mea culpa for the New York Knicks’ awful first half of the season but said he’s doing what’s best for the franchise’s future.Days after trading away two of the team’s best players and getting little in return, Jackson asked fans not to blame coach Derek Fisher because what’s shaping up as the worst season in franchise history is his responsibility.The Knicks entered Saturday’s game against Charlotte with an NBA-worst 5-34 record and on the longest single-season skid in team history— 14 straight games.“In anticipating that we were going to be better, that we were giving hope to our fans that maybe there was a possible playoff opportunity here, that goes on me,” Jackson said. “That we have to now take responsibility and move forward and make things happen, that also goes on me and now I have to do the job that I was brought in to do.”Jackson had said before his first full season as the team’s president of basketball operations that he thought the Knicks were capable of contending for a playoff spot, but now says that “they obviously weren’t.”But Jackson, part of two championship teams with the Knicks as a player and a title-winning coach with the Lakers and Bulls, insisted he’s making moves that could turn around a franchise that hasn’t won since that second title in 1973.“We’re going through this period of time and for some of the people that have been fans of this team have told me many times that there’s been this impression that maybe the team should blow it up and should start over again and it’s never happened,” Jackson said. “It’s always been going after the next big star.“We kept searching for the big star to change our fortunes which has never happened in the last 45 years or so, so reality is that this is probably the best way to go about the business and to begin and to restart and do it the right way and put it together in a way that really makes sense.”Jackson traded guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland this week in a three-team deal that could leave the Knicks with more than $25 million in salary cap space next summer. Jackson said he hopes to bring in five to six new players next season.He acknowledged making the wrong decisions on the team he put together this season, though he was hamstrung for financial reasons. He may not be done making moves, saying the Knicks could be active at next month’s trade deadline.“I just think that no one should be surprised in what we do from here on out,” Jackson said.Jackson, who won an NBA-record 11 championships as a coach, praised Fisher for remaining optimistic and keeping the team’s future goals in mind. He also spoke highly of All-Star Carmelo Anthony, who hopes to return soon from a sore left knee.But he might be one of the few Knicks who is still around next season. Jackson said this season’s group didn’t learn the team’s triangle offense as quickly as he hoped, necessitating some of the moves he’s made and the next search for talent.Jackson said that he’s lost some sleep trying to figure out ways to improve the Knicks, but believes it will happen. He said Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, who gave Jackson his first chance to be a team executive in March, has remained supportive.“We hope we’re on the right track, even though this isn’t the track we anticipated,” Jackson said.BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writerlast_img read more

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Nationals Draft Mariano Rivera III

first_imgNEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel.Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round June 9 by the Washington Nationals.Rivera was 5-7 with a 2.65 ERA and a school-record 113 strikeouts with 27 walks in 85 innings this season for the Gaels, while also being selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s pitcher of the year.While his famous father saved a major league-record 652 games, the younger Rivera has been a solid college starter with six complete games, including three shutouts.Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round by the Yankees last year, but opted to return for his junior season.Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round by the Yankees last year, but opted to return for his junior season.“Obviously, he comes from a great baseball background,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said before his team faced the Nationals at Yankee Stadium. Girardi added that it’s “a big day for the young man and for ‘Big Mo.’”While he doesn’t have the devastating cutter that made his father so dominant during a 19-year career, the younger Rivera has a fastball that hits the mid- to upper-90s consistently, along with a solid curve and slider.He bears a striking resemblance facially to his father, although the 21-year-old Rivera takes a smaller frame to the mound at 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds; the elder Rivera was 6-2, 195.Rivera wasn’t the only player with baseball bloodlines taken early during the second day of the baseball draft. Missouri State outfielder Tate Matheny, son of St. Louis manager Mike Matheny, was drafted by Boston early in the fourth round.Matheny, a 23rd-rounder by the Cardinals out of high school in 2012, hit .291 with five homers and 43 RBIs for the Bears this year, along with a team-leading 12 stolen bases.Michigan State outfielder Cam Gibson, son of 1988 NL MVP Kirk Gibson, was drafted in the fifth round by the Detroit Tigers — the team that drafted the elder Gibson with the No. 12 overall pick in 1978.Cam Gibson was drafted in the 38th round by Arizona in 2012 while Kirk was managing the Diamondbacks, but opted to go to Michigan State, where his dad also played his college ball. He hit .294 and had 17 stolen bases in 57 games for the Spartans this season.Several other familiar names were selected in the first two rounds including: Florida high school outfielder Kyle Tucker (No. 5 overall by Houston), the younger brother of Astros outfielder Preston Tucker; Texas high school third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes, son of former big leaguer Charlie Hayes, went 32nd overall to Pittsburgh; Georgia high school outfielder Daz Cameron, son of former All-Star Mike Cameron, went 37th to Houston; and California high school third baseman Tyler Nevin, the son of 1992 No. 1 overall pick Phil Nevin, was drafted by Colorado at No. 38.Among other notable selections was Texas drafting Duke right-hander Michael Matuella, who had Tommy John surgery in April, early in the third round. Matuella was considered a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick entering the season.“Unreal moment,” Matuella wrote on Twitter. “Im beyond excited for the opportunity that the @Rangers have given me!! Thank you to everyone for the incredible support!!!”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Chelsea should keep faith in Morata – Flo

first_imgMorata Chelsea should keep faith in Morata, says Flo Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 20:02 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alvaro Morata, Chelsea Getty Morata Chelsea Olivier Giroud Premier League The Blues legend has backed the injured striker who is pushing for a return for the Champions League games against Barcelona Alvaro Morata has been backed to get back among the goals by former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo.Morata’s absence has hurt Chelsea in recent weeks, with the Spain international aiming to recover from a back injury in time for the Champions League games versus Barcelona next week. Though Morata has not scored in his last six appearances for Chelsea, Flo thinks the former Real Madrid forward is being judged too harshly and that he will make the same impact he did earlier in the season upon his return.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Not only just because I work here, but I would really defend him any day,” Flo, who played more than 150 games for the Blues, said at the launch of the Chelsea Legends match. “He is a very, very good player, I really like him. If he gets a good delivery he is so good in front of goal. I like the way he moves in the build-up and all that.“But, obviously, it is tough coming to the Premier League and some games he found it tough. But I think now, when he also has someone else in as well, then hopefully we could see two strikers every now and then. I don’t know, we’ll have to wait and see.”Flo now works as a coach in Chelsea’s youth teams but he is returning to play at Stamford Bridge in the summer as part of Chelsea’s legendary side that won the League Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup in 1998. The Norwegian is joined by Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise, Graeme Le Saux and player-manager Gianluca Vialli in the Chelsea team which will face Inter Forever, who will have the likes of Javier Zanetti, Youri Djorkaeff and Francesco Toldo available, on May 18.Chelsea’s current striking options were boosted by the £18 million signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and Flo is happy that manager Antonio Conte will have more options in attack. “I think you get someone there that can change up the way you play a bit,” Flo said of Giroud. “Obviously he is tall, and he can be in there to head it or take down balls from the back.“Yeah, so we will have to just wait and see how he uses him. Now he has got more options on how to change the way he plays.”Chelsea legends versus Inter ForeverFlo’s 1998 team paved the way for Roman Abramovich’s 2003 takeover as Chelsea fans dreamed of winning their first top-flight title since 1955 after the cup successes. Zola was one of Flo’s strike partners and he believes that the Italian is the best forward to wear the Chelsea shirt, although he believes Eden Hazard is also right up there with him. “If I can mention Zola as someone to mention, then I would mention him any day,” Flo continued. “He was the best player that I have played with and, if I was a supporter, then I would have loved to have watched him play.“If Eden Hazard is a striker then he is also one of my favourites, if we can call him a striker.”Tickets are on sale for season ticket holders for Chelsea Legends versus Inter Forever, with members tickets going on sale on Wednesday, and then general sale will open on Friday. The match will be £20 for adults and £10 for concessions.last_img read more

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Government to Allocate $30 Million for Research

first_img “The Government is of the view that the transition from our current state of economic stability to growth and prosperity must be underpinned by the evolution of a robust research and innovation ecosystem,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Over the next three years, the Government will be allocating $30 million to fund high-quality research in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the announcement at the launch of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Research Days at the institution on February 7.“The Government is of the view that the transition from our current state of economic stability to growth and prosperity must be underpinned by the evolution of a robust research and innovation ecosystem,” the Minister said.She emphasised that such an ecosystem must be further bolstered with strategic partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry.“This is the critical role the UWI has played for the better part of its 70-year existence, and which we know it will continue to play for us in Jamaica,” she said.Underscoring the Government’s commitment to facilitating the development of research and innovation, Ms. Grange said additional funding for research purposes will be provided as the funds become available.“As our fiscal space strengthens, we will continue to commit additional funding for high-quality research projects in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water research,” the Minister said.She said that research and development are critical to fuelling innovation, national development and economic growth, and urged for research to focus on specific issues in the society to assist in tackling social challenges and drive economic growth.“As we seek to cement a growth doctrine in our society, the University must ensure that its research modalities continue to enlighten and mould socio-economic policies that are readily adaptable to the needs of our society,” she said.UWI Research Days will be held from February 7 to 9 under the theme ‘Powering Development through Partnerships in Research and Innovation’.Key research areas to be explored include health, economics, climate change, alternative energy and crime. Over the next three years, the Government will be allocating $30 million to fund high-quality research in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water. “This is the critical role the UWI has played for the better part of its 70-year existence, and which we know it will continue to play for us in Jamaica,” she said.last_img read more

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Jamaica Poised for More Investments from China

first_img Jamaica is poised to benefit from significant economic and infrastructural development initiatives under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the People’s Republic of China.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, and Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Tian Qi, signed the agreement under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday (April 11).The BRI is a new model of international development cooperation, promoting broad and inclusive connectivity across countries and regions. It also provides a powerful framework to ensure that development cooperation brings shared benefits to China and its partners.Jamaica is the fifth Caribbean nation to sign on to the BRI, following Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Guyana and Barbados. Through the initiative, the Chinese are expected to invest heavily in a country’s infrastructure and economy.Senator Johnson Smith said the MOU allows the two countries to identify specific proposals for projects in priority areas.“With today’s signing of the MOU, our two countries must now… develop a mechanism by which projects and programmes in priority areas may be proposed and evaluated at the technical level, forming the basis for potential agreements,” she noted.She said that under the BRI, Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China will seek to deepen collaboration so as to promote greater connectivity in the areas of trade, facilities and infrastructure, policy coordination, financial systems and people-to-people connections.“Such connectivity and the potential it holds can serve as a catalyst for bringing Jamaica closer to attainment of our economic growth and sustainable development goals,” she added.Senator Johnson Smith said that the new framework, coupled with existing bilateral mechanisms “can provide impetus for increased trade and investment as well as channel support to critical sectors, such as infrastructure, logistics, and manufacturing”,She noted that over the years, Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China have forged a mutually beneficial partnership transcending distance, size, level of development and culture.The partnership between the two countries has resulted in many tangible outcomes, she said, citing acquisition of Alpart in 2016 by Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) and the proposed development of an industrial park and special economic zone alongside the JISCO/Alpart operations in Nain, St Elizabeth.The Minister further mentioned the western children’s hospital project, completion of two state-of-the-art early-childhood institutions last year, as well as the Bright Journey Eye Care Mission now under way at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), where hundreds of persons are receiving cataract surgeries.Additionally, she said that hundreds of Jamaicans have travelled to China on scholarships and training programme annually and have returned to the island to contribute to national development.“These are but a few of the many projects which demonstrate the positive impact of bilateral cooperation with China,” Senator Johnson Smith noted. Story Highlights Jamaica is poised to benefit from significant economic and infrastructural development initiatives under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the People’s Republic of China. The BRI is a new model of international development cooperation, promoting broad and inclusive connectivity across countries and regions. It also provides a powerful framework to ensure that development cooperation brings shared benefits to China and its partners. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, and Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Tian Qi, signed the agreement under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday (April 11).last_img read more

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Monumental court victory for longstruggling Grassy Narrows

first_imgAPTN National NewsGrassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario has won a victory in an Ontario Court.For years the First Nation has been battling the province to stop logging and mining companies from trespassing in its treaty area.APTN National News reporter Candace Maracle has this story.last_img

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Changes coming to Fisheries Act will impact Northwest Territories economy

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn internal Conservative document leaked late last month reveals that major changes may be coming to the Fisheries Act, including the removal of many habitat protections.In the Northwest Territories, fishing is a way of life, and as APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier tells us, these changes could have a huge impact on the way life is lived in the territory.last_img

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RCMP Inuvik call in outside police force to investigate after woman dies

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsINUVIK — RCMP in Inuvik have called in an Alberta police force to investigate after a woman died while being released from custody Sunday.The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested the night before for public intoxication.According to a release issued Wednesday by the RCMP,  police received a complaint January 9 about a woman believed to be intoxicated walking along Bonnetplume Road in Inuvik.Police said she was “arrested without incident.”According to police, she was brought to the hospital for a medical assessment where “she was considered fit for incarceration by the medical staff.”The woman was then locked in a cell until she was considered sober enough to be released.The following morning, “the female prisoner was in the process of being released from custody when she unexpectedly went into medical distress,” said the release.“RCMP administered first aid on scene and subsequently the female was escorted to the Inuvik Hospital where she was treated by medical staff. She unfortunately passed away.”According to the release, the woman “was co-operative with police throughout her arrest and time in custody.”What is not clear is what happened during her incarceration or how she died.The case has now been turned over to the Medicine Hat Police Services who are conducting an external review of the circumstances related to her death.Staff Sgt. Trevor Humphries told APTN National News that two investigators were dispatched to Inuvik Monday.“The members that were sent were our active members of major crimes,” said Humphries. “So we’re talking about members that are very senior, they’ve very experienced, skilled members that are sent to assist the RCMP and conduct this external review.”Sgt. Ernie Fischhofer and Cst. Jason Ross from Medicine Hat Police Services will be in Inuvik investigating the woman’s death until Thursday, at which point they will return home to start working on a report.Police said it will take several months for the report to be completed.Humphries said a key component of the review will come from the medical examiner’s report.“Autopsies are done quickly, but the final report often times takes several months because toxicology has to be done, and that does not get done overnight, it takes time,” he said.ikassam@aptn.calast_img read more

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On World Day UN announces global initiative to end deaths from dogtransmitted

VIDEO: Rabies Vaccination can save lives/FAO Dr. Ren Minghui, WHO Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases maintained, “Working across sectors to eliminate human rabies aligns with WHO’s mission to leave no one behind by building a better, healthier future for people all over the world.”The plan will generate and measure impact by implementing proven effective guidelines for rabies control, and encouraging the use of innovative surveillance technologies to monitor progress towards ‘zero by 30.’ “Eliminating human rabies contributes to the goal of providing affordable and equitable health care, while working with partners to prevent the disease in dogs, which is the most frequent source of infection,” underscored Dr. Minghui. The plan will also demonstrate the impact of the United against Rabies collaboration in national, regional, and global rabies elimination programmes to ensure the continued engagement and sustained financing of stakeholders at all levels. Expressing FAO’s enthusiasm in being part of the development of the initiative, Ren Wang, FAO Assistant Director-General said, “Rural communities suffer the most from this preventable disease. Rabies puts not only their own health and wellbeing at risk, but also that of their animals, which can be a major or sole source of their livelihoods.” “FAO has been supporting vaccination campaigns and the development of community-based programmes to prevent and eliminate rabies. This new initiative will enhance that work and can play an essential role in FAO’s overall goal to build stronger rural communities,” Mr. Wang stressed. “The plan ensures support to countries in developing national plans, and provides innovative training and education tools across regional rabies networks,” said Dr. Bernadette Abela-Ridder today in a press statement on behalf the United Against Rabies collaboration, consisting of the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). The plan Zero by 30: The Strategic Plan centres on a ‘One Health’ approach, addressing the disease in a holistic and cross-sectoral manner while highlighting the important role veterinary, health and educational services play in rabies prevention and control.“Vaccines are a key component of the global plan and a trigger for national programmes. The United Against Rabies collaboration provides leadership and advocates for resources critical to reaching zero human rabies deaths by 2030,” Dr. Abela-Ridder added. Rabies – a viral disease that occurs in more than 150 countries and territories – is usually fatal once symptoms appear. Dog-transmitted rabies accounts for about 99 per cent of human rabies cases. It is estimated that 59,000 people die every year from the disease.The statement pointed out that rabies is 100 per cent preventable, saying that the world has the knowledge, technology and vaccines for its elimination. The alliance aims to prevent and respond to dog-transmitted rabies by improving awareness and education, reducing human rabies risk through expanded dog vaccinations and improving access to healthcare, medicines and vaccines for populations at risk. read more

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Princess Anne is first Royal visitor to see Duke of Edinburgh in

first_imgPrince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagements Prince Philip visited the King Edward VII Hospital a month following his announcement as “a precautionary measure” following an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.Since his retirement, he has continued to appear at Royal events alongside the Queen.His last solo engagement was on 2 August last year outside Buckingham Palace, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines.It has been a busy Spring for the Royals, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge due to have their third child within weeks, and  the preparations for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the 19th of May. Princess Anne is the first Royal visitor to see the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital.She was seen visiting the King Edward VII Hospital to visit Prince Philip after his planned hip operation.The 96-year-old’s hip problem was revealed when he was absent from the Easter service at Windsor.The Duke has missed two subsequent events at Windsor Castle; the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 29 March, and a parade on 22 March to mark Prince Andrew’s appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.He was admitted to hospital on April 3, and Buckingham Palace has said he is “comfortable and in good spirits.”His surgery last Wednesday was successful, according to the Palace.The Duke retired from royal duties last August, after announcing his retirement in May 2017. Prince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagementsCredit: EPA/ROBERT PERRY Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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LoveHate US remake confirmed to be announced in weeks

first_imgA US REMAKE of RTE drama Love/Hate is set to be announced within the next few weeks, the show’s Irish creator has revealed.Writer Stuart Carolan today confirmed reports that producers are in talks with their US counterparts on making a new version of the hit show set in the States.“It will be remade,” he told the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk. “It’s only a matter of weeks before it’s announced.”Carolan said the remake was likely to involve a complete rethinking of the show, rather than simply transplanting the characters and plotlines to a US city. US producers had been attracted by Love/Hate’s viewing figures and audience share here, Carolan said. Sunday night’s episode had an average viewership of 872,000 and a 52 per cent share of the TV audience.What’s Fran plotting against Nidge in the Love/Hate finale?>Love/Hate season 4 episode 5: Nidge’s sex face, a big death and Keith Duffy> I would guess they will reinvent it entirely. The [remakes] that do well are the ones that don’t stick too rigidly to the original. The first two series of the [US] Office faltered until they Americanised it.last_img read more

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Manhunt underway after attempted rape of 10yearold girl in Manchester

first_imgI also want to stress that we are doing everything in our power to find the man responsible for this and a dedicated team of detectives are working round the clock.Anyone with any information are advised to call detectives on 0161 856 1146. Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Read: Two police officers shot dead responding to ‘domestic situation’ at home in OhioRead: Investigation under way after death of garda at Ballymun Garda Station The turn onto Kincraig Close, Openshaw where the attempted assault occurred. Image: Google Maps Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 6:35 PM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3846772 38 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Google Maps Manhunt underway after attempted rape of 10-year-old girl in Manchester The girl managed to escape and stop a dog walker to ask for help, police said in a statement. The turn onto Kincraig Close, Openshaw where the attempted assault occurred. Share245 Tweet Email3 38,297 Views A SEARCH IS underway in the Manchester area of the UK after a man attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl yesterday afternoon.The girl had become separated from her friends at around 2pm when a man approached her and then tried to rape her in open land nearby, the Greater Manchester Police said.“The brave girl managed to flee and stopped a dog walker to ask for help,” police said in a statement.Police are now seeking information about the man, who is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s and of slim build.Detective Chief Inspector James Riley, from GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: ”So far, we have a number of witnesses who are being extremely helpful, while we will also be continuing to knock on doors in the area to see if anyone else saw anything suspicious.”CCTV footage is also being examined, and extra officers will also be patrolling Openshaw area.“What happened to this young girl is understandably very upsetting and specially trained officers will continue to support her in any way they can,” Riley said.“Parents and neighbours will be concerned and we have stepped up our visible police patrols throughout the coming days and nights. If you do have any worries then please feel free to approach them and they will try and assist.” Feb 11th 2018, 6:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Messi scores double as Barca break Liverpool hearts in Champions League semifinal

first_img Subscribe By The42 Team https://the42.ie/4615977 Image: Nick Potts 213 Comments Short URL Share14 Tweet Email Messi was on target twice in the second half. LIONEL MESSI LEFT Liverpool needing a miracle to reach their second Champions League final in as many years as his brace helped Barcelona win a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 on Wednesday.Barca have one foot in next month’s final ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield after former Reds striker Luis Suarez gave Barca the lead during a breathless opening 45 minutes before Messi struck twice late on, the second a stunning free-kick and his 600th Barca goal.Jurgen Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot nestled in the top corner but this result was harsh on his side.They matched Barcelona in the first half, dominated them early in the second and could still have left with an away goal after Messi’s deadly double, only for Mohamed Salah to hit the post. The Argentine star scored his 600th Barcelona goal at Camp Nou. Source: Adam DavyBut Messi and Suarez did what they have done all season, their tallies now at 47 and 27 goals respectively in all competitions.It had been a breathtaking contest befitting two of Europe’s most exhilarating teams. The first half was electric, a reel of chances, breaks and blocks, while the second was tense, a tactical battle where Barca dared Liverpool to over-exert.The comeback will be even tougher for them given Barcelona, with La Liga wrapped up, will surely rest a host of players against Celta Vigo this weekend while Liverpool, a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, will have to be at full throttle again away at Newcastle on Saturday.Messi was already fresh, after playing just over half the La Liga minutes he could have done in April, and he looked sharp early on, weaving through the centre while for Liverpool, the sensational Sadio Mane raced down the left.center_img May 1st 2019, 10:00 PM Messi scores double as Barca break Liverpool hearts in Champions League semi-final Luis Suarez broke the deadlock before two goals after the break from the Argentine star put the Reds to bed. 36,951 Views Messi was on target twice in the second half. Image: Nick Potts Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:00 PM Joel Matip and Luis Suarez battle for the ball during Wednesday’s semi-final. Source: Manu FernandezThe attacks were scintillating but the defending was good too. Andy Robertson scrambled across to block Messi’s finish from six yards and moments later it was Sergi Roberto on the slide, preventing Mane from racing clear.Messi wanted a penalty when the ball jumped up on Joel Matip and Naby Keita went off injured in the 25th minute, replaced by Jordan Henderson.A minute later came the goal. Arturo Vidal sprayed the ball left to Philippe Coutinho, who cushioned back for Jordi Alba. Alba shaped to cross but instead curved a perfectly weighted pass to the near post, where Suarez nipped in.Liverpool came again. Mane scampered in behind then flicked the ball round Sergio Busquets. He should have scored too, Henderson’s cross finding him free from eight yards but the shot flew over.Barca took control just as Suarez began to lose it, irked by James Milner barging Messi into the sideboards after the Argentinian had danced past Robertson. Former Liverpool forward Suarez broke the deadlock. Source: Nick PottsBut Liverpool were re-energised at the start of the second half. Marc-Andre ter Stegen pushed away shots from Milner and Mohamed Salah, then held a Milner drive.Then Messi took the wind out of Liverpool’s sails, striking twice in seven minutes. His own run started the first, setting Sergi free to square to Suarez. Off balance, Suarez could only volley against the crossbar but the ball came back for Messi, who chested and finished into an open net.Two was hard on Liverpool but Messi was not done. The free-kick was central, 30 yards out, and he whipped it over the wall and into the top corner.Barca were delirious but Liverpool almost grabbed an away goal when a clearance on the line fell kindly for Salah, who hammered against the post and left Liverpool with little hope of making the Madrid final.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Facebook une mise à jour pour lapplication Android

first_imgFacebook : une mise à jour pour l’application AndroidL’application Facebook dédiée à l’OS mobile Android vient d’être mise à jour. Des performances améliorées, des bugs corrigés, et quelques nouvelles fonctionnalités, viennent enrichir une appli qui a déçu nombre d’utilisateurs de terminaux Android.Facebook vient de publier une mise à jour pour son application Android. Celle-ci peine à séduire les utilisateurs de l’OS mobile de Google, qui déplorent sa lenteur mais aussi de nombreux bugs. Avec cette nouvelle mouture, l’appli se débarrasse de certains d’entre eux.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Facebook promet, en plus de ces correctifs, une amélioration des performances du logiciel, et apporte quelques nouveautés à la version Android du réseau social. Parmi elles, la possibilité d’échanger des messages de groupes, l’ajout d’amis à des conversations, ou encore l’apparition de nouveaux raccourcis pour le partage des photos et des messages depuis l’écran d’accueil​ de Facebook.Plus rapide et plus facile à utiliser grâce à cette dernière mouture, l’application parviendra-t-elle à conquérir les mobinautes ? Pour l’heure, ils sont nombreux à préférer utiliser la version web du réseau social sur leurs smartphones Android.Le 24 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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