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Rohits record 5th century in single World Cup takes India to cakewalk

first_imgLeeds: Rohit Sharma Saturday became the first batsman in the world to score five hundreds in a single World Cup with a magnificent 103 against Sri Lanka here, eclipsing former Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara’s earlier record of most centuries in a single edition. Rohit hit a 94-ball 103 for his fifth century of this World Cup from nine matches, which took him one more than Sangakkara, who has four hundreds to his name during the 2015 edition. “He (Rohit) has done something for others to follow. He is still hungry for runs,” Sangakkara said while commentating for the match. The stylish Indian opener also equalled Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar in the total number of World Cup hundreds. Both the Indians have six hundreds to their names. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in JammuThe 32-year-old Rohit is likely to go past Tendulkar in the highest number of runs in a single World as he has already scored 647 runs from nine matches, just 26 short of the record 673 in the name of Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003 World Cup. K L Rahul too slammed a brilliant century as India won their last World Cup league fixture, defeating Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Leeds. Chasing 265, Sharma and Rahul gave India a flying start and demolished the Sri Lankan attack scoring runs all over the ground. Sharma fell to Kasun Rajitha as Sri Lanka got the first breakthrough after a 189-run opening stand, the highest in this tournament, in the 31st over. Rahul then scored his maiden World Cup ton as India secured an easy victory. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCIndia finished the league round with 15 points as they won seven matches and lost one while the game against New Zealand was washed out due to rain. Earlier, Angelo Mathews rescued his side from a top-order collapse and slammed a powerful century as Sri Lanka posted 264/7. After electing to bat, Sri Lanka were reduced to 55/4 by the Indian bowlers. But Mathews (113) and Lahiru Thirimanne’s (53) solid fifth-wicket stand kept India at bay and powered Sri Lanka to a challenging total.last_img read more

Drugrelated violence has reached alarming levels in Central America – UN

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed in its annual report which was launched today.“Drug trafficking organizations have increased their operations in the region, posing a serious threat to the security of the region,” says the report produced by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which identified Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua as key transit countries for smuggling drugs primarily destined for the United States.According to INCB, the increase in drug-related violence comes as many Mexican drug cartels – under pressure from Mexican authorities – have moved their operations south of the border.El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica now have the world’s highest homicide rates as a result of drug-related activities, and the proliferation of street gangs and availability of firearms has led to an increase in crime rates.North America remains the world’s largest drug market, followed by Europe, with more than 45,000 people in the region dying of drug-related causes every year, constituting the highest annual drug-related mortality rate in the world.INCB also highlighted the increasing flow of heroin into Africa which is causing a surge in drug abuse throughout the region, particularly in East and Southern Africa. Last year, record seizures of heroin were carried out in Kenya and Tanzania, and the smuggling of other drugs such as cocaine and cannabis continue to pose a threat to the region, with INCB warning that most countries still lack appropriate systems to monitor and combat drug abuse.The report also emphasizes the abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter pharmaceutical preparations in South Asia, stressing that many of these are being sold through illegal Internet pharmacies which target a young audience. It also warns that in East and South-East Asia as well as South Asia, the use of amphetamines is increasing and is contributing to a higher rate of HIV and hepatitis C infections.In its report, INCB provides recommendations to address drug-related violence which include the implementation of programmes on drug abuse prevention and treatment and rehabilitation services, as well as increasing the educational, employment and recreational opportunities available to marginalized communities. 28 February 2012Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed in its annual report which was launched today. read more

Gota blames former Indian admin

Rajapaksa however says those demanding accountability on Sri Lanka’s part for alleged atrocities committed during the last 100 days of the conflict were silent on the origin of terrorism in Sri Lanka. Former Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Hardeep Singh Puri has called for an investigation into what he called specific allegations of war crimes during the last 100 days of military operations. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has blamed the former Indian administration for the war in Sri Lanka which dragged for 30 years.The government information department quoted Rajapaksa as telling the local media that India could never absolve itself of the responsibility for creating terrorism in Sri Lanka, though some of those directly involved in subverting Sri Lanka were blaming the Rajapaksa administration for the plight of Tamil speaking people in the country. He said that Puri should realize that the Indian intervention in Sri Lanka had caused a major regional crisis, when Indian trained Sri Lankan terrorists raided the Maldives in early November 1988. Rajapaksa says the international community should consider a comprehensive investigation into the issue beginning with the Indian intervention.The Defence Secretary said that some interested parties were reluctant to acknowledge the fact that Sri Lanka was a much better place today without the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Army begins special operation in war against dengue

A special week-long dengue prevention programme, in addition to the ongoing projects of the Army around the island, was launched near the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday, the Army media unit said today.The Army said that 25 separate teams made up of  200 Army personnel, 25 policemen and 25 Public Health Inspectors joined hands together with the intention of identifying and eradicating the epidemic  in worst-affected Mattakkuliya area which has a dense population. The 25 teams will move into the worst-affected areas in and around Colombo and search for dengue breeding grounds and other vulnerable areas. The new initiative launched by the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) following coordination done by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on the instructions of the Commander of the Army will continue till next Saturday (8). (Colombo Gazette) read more

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palihena further remanded in bond case

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palihena are in remand after being arrested over the Central Bank treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette) Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palihena have been ordered to be further remanded till August 2nd.The order was given by the Colombo Fort Magistrate when the case was heard today.

Kiriella insists nothing wrong in revealing information to public

However he noted that an individual had attempted to disrupt the live broadcast of the first meeting by the PSC.“That was a violation of Parliamentary privileges. Nobody has a right to disrupt a decision taken by Parliament as per provisions of the Constitution. What are they trying to conceal? People in this country have a right to know what really happened on 21st April and where the system was not in line,” he said. The sittings of the PSC are open to the media and very sensitive information was made public on the very first day. The Minister also noted that all the areas that came under attack after the Easter Sunday bombings were UNP strongholds.“Therefore, there is something behind these attacks. We have to reflect as to who really is attempting to get advantages by attacking UNP strongholds,” he said. Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development and Leader of the House of Parliament Lakshman Kiriella insists there is nothing wrong in revealing information to the public.He said that a Parliament Select Committee (PSC) was appointed to look into the unfortunate event that took place on 21st April. “I emphasize that everybody has a right to know about that unfortunate event. Accordingly, the Hon. Speaker took a decision to live telecast the Committee,” Kiriella said. read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of August 21, 2019:TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS1. The Rolling Stones; $13,544,597; $228.41.2. BTS; $12,386,483; $121.57.3. Spice Girls; $9,750,671; $112.13.4. Ed Sheeran; $7,257,072; $84.53.5. Pink; $4,610,611; $116.73.6. Paul McCartney; $4,528,507; $155.88.7. Dead & Company; $2,725,223; $88.69.8. Jennifer Lopez; $2,159,753; $137.94.9. Phish; $2,053,497; $65.24.10. Ariana Grande; $1,935,691; $119.03.11. Michael Bublé; $1,782,078; $111.79.12. John Mayer; $1,541,503; $107.10.13. André Rieu; $1,480,762; $90.69.14. Rod Stewart; $1,427,661; $106.50.15. Cher; $1,338,225; $108.88.16. Florida Georgia Line; $1,335,082; $70.92.17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $1,293,302; $109.15.18. Elton John; $1,286,929; $114.26.19. Dave Matthews Band; $1,228,105; $69.35.20. Hugh Jackman; $1,211,391; $92.07.For free upcoming tour information, go to www.pollstar.com___The Associated Press read more

UN agencies begin mass immunization scheme against yellow fever in Liberia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will begin a mass immunization campaign later this week to combat an outbreak of yellow fever in Liberia.WHO’s Dr. Luzitu Simao said today from Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that the first immunization teams should start work on Thursday as part of a joint campaign with Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.WHO fears an epidemic is imminent in Liberia, which is trying to recover from 14 years of civil war and lies in West Africa’s yellow fever belt. The expected arrival of the annual rainy season in April means the disease may soon find it even easier to flourish.There have been three confirmed cases of yellow fever so far, with another 11 suspected cases undergoing laboratory analysis in Abidjan in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire. The patients in the three confirmed cases have died.”Conditions are ripe here for an epidemic,” Dr. Simao said. “The last 14 years of civil war have literally destroyed Liberia’s health infrastructure and yellow fever is an extremely deadly disease. Even among hospitalized patients, the mortality rate may reach up to 50 per cent.”UNICEF and WHO have estimated that the immunization scheme will cost $1.3 million and say less than 80,000 vaccination doses are currently available in Liberia, well below their target of 722,000.Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, either from monkey to human or from human to human. There have been at least six outbreaks in Liberia between 1995 and 2002. read more

Commentary Ohio State footballs 120 season carries more weight than basketball reaching

Few would argue that any college in the nation can brag as much as Ohio State when it comes to the combined accomplishments of its football and men’s basketball programs this year. The claim, however, has its own internal debate. Which team had the more successful season? Was it Urban Meyer going 12-0 in his first season at the helm of OSU, or Thad Matta’s men coming within one victory of a return trip to the Final Four? Well, it depends who you ask. If the streets around campus could talk, they would tell you the football team. Lane Avenue was dubbed “12-0 Row” in December, but I have yet to hear plans of renaming Neil Avenue as “Elite Eight Boulevard.” If you look to the final Associated Press polls of the seasons, you’ll get a different answer. Deshaun Thomas and company came in at No. 10, while Braxton Miller’s bunch sat unranked thanks to their postseason ban. It’s a topic well worth discussion, but I’ve been having trouble picking a side. After all, there are many factors to consider here. You can weigh the historical rarity of each group’s achievement. OSU has seen 10 undefeated seasons on the gridiron, and only one of those years (2002) saw as many wins as the 12 last fall’s squad compiled. Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross’ game-winning shot against Arizona carried the men’s basketball program to its 14th Elite Eight. In Chicago just two weeks prior, the team ran to its fourth Big Ten Tournament Championship (the event began in 1998). You might adjust for the competition OSU saw in the respective sports. The Big Ten provided a notably weaker test for Meyer than it did for Matta, who led his team to a second-place finish in a conference many considered to be the best in the nation. The difficulty of the debate rests mostly in the bowl ban. Without it, we have a definitive answer. With it, we’re stuck in a limbo thanks to Wichita State’s one shining moment. If OSU had danced in Atlanta, my answer would easily be the basketball team. If they had bowed out in the Sweet 16, my answer would be the football team. At the end of the day, for me, it’s the football team that had the more successful campaign. After all, they were perfect – the sixth season in program history with no ties or losses. As great as the basketball team became in late February into March, at no point could “perfect” be used to describe its year. If we’re handing the imaginary “more successful season” title to basketball, then football never had a shot. Think about it, did you celebrate, scream, cry and, yes, drink, more when Ross’ shot went through the net or when we beat Michigan to cement 12-0 in the record books? Matta and company had an amazing season, but you can’t top perfection without a national title. It seems the teams will also each present a new case for being the best next year. Meyer’s second season will begin with the old “championship or bust” moniker for many fans, while the emergence of Ross alongside four returning starters is reason enough to expect big things in the Schottenstein Center. But until Aug. 31 rolls around, when the football team is set to take the field against Buffalo at Ohio Stadium, the debate will go continue among fans. But it’s the offseason, what else are we supposed to do? read more

Paris to host draw for Womens EHF EURO 2018 – Dutch girls

← Previous Story Road to Women’s EHF EURO 2018: Results and standings, Slovenia grab last ticket Next Story → Duvnjak to miss Play-Off matches for WCh 2019 – Sliskovic is back! The road to the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France has reached its next milestone. After the qualification came to an end on Sunday, all eyes are now on the final tournament draw which will take place at the ‘Maison de la Radio’ in Paris on 12 June at 12:00 hrs.The teams qualified have been seeded in the following potsPot 1: Norway, Hungary, France, DenmarkPot 2: Romania, Spain, Serbia, MontenegroPot 3: Netherlands, Germany, Russia, SwedenPot 4: Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, SloveniaThe teams that placed first in their respective qualification groups have been seeded in pot 1 and pot 2. The teams that placed second in the qualification as well as Slovenia, the best third-ranked team in the qualification, have been seeded in pots 3 and 4.The draw will be streamed live on the EHF EURO Youtube channel and the EHF EURO Facebook page.  read more

How to tell counterfeit Smirnoff vodka from real deal

first_imgDiageo Ireland, which distributes Smirnoff here, says that it has been giving all assistance to the FSAI to identify the counterfeiters. They asked that anyone with information or who spots counterfeit products to contact them the Diageo Consumer helpline on 1850 25 00 00 or the FSAI on 1890 33 66 77 or at 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods made in first quarter of year>‘Unscrupulous pub owners’ selling dangerous counterfeit alcohol> THE FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY of Ireland has warned that it has identified a number of bottles of vodka with counterfeit labels.The one-litre bottles are marked with Smirnoff Red Label branding but were not produced by that company. Lab analysis of the vodka found that it was 32 per cent alcohol content, rather than the 37.5 per cent alcohol content in the real deal.The Authority has warned consumers to stay vigilant and not to purchase if they have any doubts that the vodka is genuine.These are the ways in which you will be able to tell if it is a fake label or not – the fake label is fairly sophisticated but those with the Irish addresses are fake – the ones with the UK markings are correct. The genuine Smirnoff label:The fake Smirnoff label:Genuine:Counterfeit:Images via FSAI.The CEO of the Food Safety Authority, Prof Alan Reilly, said that while there hasn’t been any specific food hazards identified in the bottles found, they are concerned that there may be unknown contaminants in other batches which they haven’t yet seized.He said:Given we have no information as to when or where this alcohol originates, it would be unwise for anyone to drink it.The counterfeit vodka was found on sale in the retail and pub sectors. Food businesses should only source stock from registered distributors and wholesalers, as it is their legal responsibility to ensure the food and drink they are selling complies with all food safety and traceability requirements.last_img read more

Check Out Atomic Blonde The Coldest City Before the Movie

first_img You may have seen trailers for the vibrantly intense action film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron which hits theaters later this July. The actress is co-producing the film and is joined by John Wick Director David Leitch. But what you may not know is that this sexy gun-fu infused flick is actually based off a spy thriller graphic novel released in 2012 entitled The Coldest City written by Atony Johnston.The year is 1989. Communism is in the midst of collapsing and very soon the Berlin Wall will crumble down along with it. Before the end of an era, there are still a few loose ends that need to be tied up. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was murdered in Berlin carrying some important information. What information you may ask? Just a list containing every single espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. Now an outside agent with no ties by the name of Lorraine Broughton is brought in to investigate. Our main lead is instantly thrown into a whirlwind of problems right off the bat as she must punch, kick and fire her way out of harm’s way to uncover the truth. A number of defections gone awry; along with counter-espionage and social unrest make this slow paced graphic novel move, which was very much to my liking.What at first looked like a black & white spy thriller that did not interest me in the least, turned into a strong mystery that I was anticipating reading until the very end. There are a lot of really powerful moments, one in particular about woman’s rights in the late eighties. Sure Atony wrote this in 2012, but it is still a problem our world is dealing with to this very day, and it’s nice to see an author help his book grow by including it. Other parts of the book are completely in German to show the language barrier that Lorraine is faced with. Luckily for readers, she isn’t fluent in the language and brings it up every so often when a local goes on a tangent. While the common reader may be annoyed by this, I think German readers will enjoy the sleuth story just a bit more being more informed.The art style Sam Hart brings to the table is something between an architect rendering of a new plaza coming soon; to the grim borough dwellers of Sin City. The colorless pages fit the tone of the piece pretty well, which is interesting seeing how the movie is full of vibrant pinks and aqua colors of the nineteen eighties.The Coldest City is an engaging read for anyone who is into grounded spy thrillers. Even non-comic readers I think will get a kick out of this dastardly tale. The back and fourth storytelling is sharp, while at times, justice is easily served to those who have fallen down the dark path. It will be interesting to see how the film adaptation turns out. I mean the title was changed in the middle of production and honestly, it makes no sense in comparison to the graphic novel as Lorraine is brunette practically the entire book. But I will admit my curiosity is definitely peaked now after this down and dirty read.Pre-order now from Amazon. The preview is available for free on Comixology. The full book will be released in print and digitally May 23rd.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDEAtomic Blonde Early Reviews Call it Fun and Disposable, and That’s… last_img read more

A marijuana firm has been launched in Jamaica… TCI Premier expands

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Related Items:jamaica, marijuana Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAccording to the Boston news website, the first of its kind firm for the country was launched by Henry Lowe, a prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur.Medicanja as it is called will be producing medicines made from marijuana. Other marijuana derived products are reportedly already on the market, such as ‘Canasol’ which helps relieve pressure in the eye of glaucoma patients.The move is already been supported by some Jamaican politicians and Lowe expects the medical marijuana industry to be a what he calls a powerhouse for the country’s economy.For some time now there have been cries of the shortage of resources in the Turks and Caicos public system, particularly in schools.Speaking to media recently, the Premier, Hon Rufus Ewing explained that as far as the shortage of some of these resources are concerned such as sanitary products and other everyday items; the monthly report reflects the availability of funds for these things. Therefore, what needs to be worked on is getting the funds out there to these different government departments. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavelast_img read more

Coral Springs Fire put on light show to spread holiday cheer

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department put on an exciting light show for locals.Fire truck lights shined brightly while in sync to the beat of holiday music, Monday. What happens when firefighters, @Coralspringsfl video team and @Coralspringspd want to give residents something to smile about during the holidays? This happens! We wish you all a safe, joyous holiday season. Did this video make you smile? Heart and retweet!— Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (@CoralSpringsFD) December 3, 2018The crew posted the video on social media to spread holiday cheer and wish everyone a happy holidays.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

ELLE Launches Social Commerce On Facebook

first_imgAffiliates in the program include Gucci, Bebe, AG Jeans, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and many others. The new functionality on ELLE’s Facebook page will be promoted via email, site and a Facebook ad campaign. Hearst partnered with 8thBridge, whose platform enables integration of transactions within the Facebook network.Although this is an experiment in “S-commerce” ELLE SVP, publisher and chief revenue officer Kevin O’Malley tells minonline that the first version of the model actually doesn’t involve revenue. “In this deal there is no rev share,” he says. Although the buy buttons deep-link directly to the respective item’s sell page at the vendor, ELLE deliberately planned the first version to run without affiliate revenue sharing. “No one really knows if Facebook is a platform for transactional commerce,” O’Malley explains. “In iteration 1.0 we didn’t want to do a rev share and we said this to all participating brands.” It is a learning experience for everyone. ELLE wants to offer consumers the ability to follow inspiration to making the buy, but it is unclear yet whether consumers’ social network is the place readers want to shop.But O’Malley emphasizes that this Trend Guide program was designed to profit the ELLE brand and its partners regardless of sales. The custom Love, Want and Own gestures put the ELLE brand and the partner’s item on the reader’s wall with a link for all their friends to see and buy it. “The value proposition for us is that even if we don’t make a sale, this becomes like a shopping widget that goes out on her wall where friends can see it.” ELLE is adding to the Facebook experience by crafting icons and sentiments that are more nuanced than the somewhat blunt instrument of a “Like.”ELLE already has e-commerce relationships with Rue LaLa and HMS. O’Malley says that for now the actual e-commerce revenues for the media company are “small but growing.” With every experiment like this, however, the company learns more about how to leverage its editorial authority in moving people to buy as well as the kinds of things people will and won’t be likely to purchase on the Web. The next iteration of the S-commerce Trend Guide will focus on beauty to synchronize with the summer months and the heightened concern for skin and cosmetics. The fall version of the Trend Guide will be refreshed to focus on accessories and will accompany and support the re-launch of the suspended ELLE Accessories brand. This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.We had “e-commerce” then “m-commerce” and more recently “t-commerce” (tablet commerce for those still catching up). Get ready to add “S-Commerce” to the endless digital lexicon. Hearst Digital Media has given us “social commerce” this week via a new feature at ELLE magazine’s Facebook page. The magazine is curating a series of products featured in a pop-up “Trend Report” on its fan page that links directly to the purchase pages for a range of retailers and brands.The Trend Guide is a Facebook tab that identifies six trends of the season: Flower Girl, Sea World, Sporting Goods, Portrait of a Lady, Showgirls and Wanderlust. Each trend opens up a gallery of related goods. Users can follow an ELLE “Lexicon” of tags or what ELLE calls “custom gestures” that let them “Love” an item, add it to their “Want” list or just declare on the social net that they already Own it. These gestures and related icons are posted as a “Shoppable Story” to one’s timeline, newsfeed or ticker. Or you can just tap the Buy! button to get kicked over to the partner’s order page.last_img read more

Steps on to end sand scarcity Collector

first_imgSrikakulam: In-charge collector C M Sai Kanth Varma in Thursday stated that the government would give top priority to overcome the sand scarcity in the district. Speaking to The Hans India here on Thursday, Varma said, “We are going to identify sand reaches in Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers. Storage points will be kept along the river basins and transported for fixed rates to the customers after adoption of new policy. Till then, sand will be supplied from the storage points.” Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to sources, the YSRCP government has scrapped the prevailing free sand policy immediately after assuming charge. As a result, scarcity of sand arose, and construction works came to a halt. In Srikakulam, sand stored as heaps during free sand policy on the banks of Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers. After receiving huge resistance from public over the sudden scrapping of sand policy, the government started measures to supply sand. Now, the government entrusted powers to mandal-level tahsildars for allowing sand mining and transportation. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Sand will be supplied to government works on priority and private persons can also apply through online to tahsildars of mandals concerned for required sand. The YSRCP government scrapped old free sand policy as it was helpful for sand mafia across the state. In Srikakulam also, one TDP MLA whose segment located adjacent to Srikakulam city and situated between two main rivers Vamsadhara and Nagavali earned crores of rupees through sand mining. The MLA himself maintained nine sand reaches against rules in three mandals. Advertise With Us The paternal uncle’s son of the MLA who was a radio mechanic and belongs to Ponduru mandal, also turned as leader for sand mafia. This is a live example for anarchy prevailed in TDP regime in the name of free sand policy. But, the present YSRCP government need to prevent such anarchy and adopted a new policy from September 5 this year. In the meanwhile, the government decided to permit sand mining at existing approved reaches.last_img read more

A Farewell to Rienzis Founding Director

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:39 Amy BishopKatherine Howe, Founding Director of Rienzi at the MFAHKatherine Howe began her career as a curator of decorative arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 41 years ago. For the past twenty years, she’s served as the Founding Director of Rienzi, the historic home donated by a Houston philanthropist in the late 1990s. Amy Bishop chats with Howe about her fondest memories and proudest accomplishments during her tenure at the museum through the decades. X Share last_img read more

Baltimore City Policeman Hit by Car 2 Teens Arrested

first_imgThe two teens taken into custody, 18-year-old Deshawn Heartwell of the 3100 block of Ravenwood Road and a 16-year-old male of the 4800 block of Aberdeen Ave. have been linked to other crimes in the area according to police. Both have been charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft and possession of stolen property. “It once again just shows the reckless nature of some of these young people, early in the morning committing violent acts of crime,” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore Police spokesman, in a media briefing. Police said they have increased patrols in this specific neighborhood just recently after a string of crimes over the Memorial Day holiday, including two burglaries and three robberies. In a May 29 incident, an officer attempted to pull over a Saturn SUV on a traffic violation when the driver fled. Two plainclothes officers in an unmarked car were close by and, as one was exiting the vehicle, the Saturn SUV struck the car. According to a witness Robert Baker, “One guy got out and ran, and that’s all I know from there because I didn’t want to stick around.”A foot pursuit followed, according to authorities, and both teens were taken into custody where they will be charged. The 16-year-old could be charged as an adult. According to police, they found several items from robberies and burglaries from in the area in the stolen SUV along with a replica handgun. Police determined the SUV was stolen May 29. Smith said officers would work on getting the stolen items to their owners. The officer who was getting out of the vehicle when it was struck was taken to the hospital with an injured ankle while another officer suffered minor injuries. Both officers have been released from the hospital. Police are still searching for additional suspects they believe are involved. Nearing the end of the school year with summer break approaching, police urge parents to know who their kids are hanging out with. “We have to do something to disrupt these young people, and it starts at home. It starts at home,” said Smith. On May 30, a plainclothes officer was hit by a stolen vehicle driven by two teens. In an afternoon presser, Baltimore police confirmed that one of their officers was hit by a vehicle that was stolen the previous night. The incident took place just before 10 a.m. on Chesterfield Avenue near Brendan Avenue in the Belair-Edison neighborhood of Northeast Baltimorelast_img read more

Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates

first_imgResearchers with Deakin University in Australia have conducted a study of the native Australian water bird banded stilt and have found it has truly unique migration behavior. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they attached satellite transmitters to several specimens and what they learned by tracking the birds for over a year. Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air Journal information: Biology Letters Banded stilts are interesting birds, of that there is no doubt—colored like penguins with humming bird like beaks, they tend to congregate on seashores. But what makes them truly interesting, is that they somehow figure out when rain has fallen very far inland on a normally dry desert and fly very quickly to the newly wet location—generally a temporary lake—nest until the lake dries up, and then fly back to the coast. While at such a lake, they feed on brine shrimp that appear only when there is water. In this new effort, the researchers monitored all this activity for the first time.The researchers captured 21 of the stilts and attached solar powered tracking devices to their legs—that allowed for monitoring them for up to 13 months. In looking at the data, the researchers were able to follow the birds as they left the seashore and traveled sometimes very long distances (up to 1000 miles), nested and then returned. The distance is a record for a water bird, and the fact that the birds only migrate when the weather dictates makes it a one of kind. Adding to the uniqueness is it appears the birds are able to wait for two or three years to migrate if need be, putting off nesting. There’s also the mystery of how they find the temporary lake—at one point, the researchers noted that two birds took off from the same site and migrated close to a thousand miles using different paths.Despite the tracking, the researchers still have no idea how the birds know when rain has occurred so far away—though they suspect it has to do with an ability to detect low-frequency sounds or slight changes in atmospheric pressure. It’s even possible that they are able to smell the newly emerging brine shrimp. In any case, the unusual migration strategy appears to pay off—it provides the birds a relatively safe place to nest—one with an abundance of food. Explore further More information: Biol. Lett. October 2014 vol. 10 no. 10 20140547. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0547center_img Citation: Australian water bird found to migrate long distance when the weather dictates (2014, October 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2014 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. Credit: Wikipedialast_img read more

Breakfast goals

first_imgAll happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. Being the most important meal of the day, breakfast is all about breaking the night long fast you were unconsciously keeping while asleep. It is a known fact among travelers that breakfast in hotels and guest houses can only be availed until a particular time, for which you might have to wake up early and rush. But is it not unfair, that you did not get that much-needed sleep for the sake of breakfast? Well, for people who second this thought, there’s Elan at The Lodhi, New Delhi, at your service as they provide breakfast throughout the day! Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIf you are coming from a faraway land and especially are the victim of jet lag for crossing time zones, you might need breakfast in the middle of the night upon waking up. Therefore, to make things more convenient, Elan had come up with a brilliant idea of an array of breakfast combinations for guests. With an unlimited service of freshly baked goods and bread baskets at your table, you may as well try your hand at curating your own a-la-carte meal. Furthermore, you can order as many servings as you like of a dish of your choice – that’s all you need for a heavenly meal. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAnd like always, meaningful conversations happen over a cup of hot steaming beverage and some baked delights. With a view of the sunny lawn outside, you can take all the time in the world and spend some quality time with your significant other over a platter of fresh seasonal fruits and muffins.If you are new in India and want to try out some desi items like Parantha, Dosa or Upma, you’re in for a treat. In case you have a fetish for seafood, the bagels are a must try out; order some delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese or pesto bagels and have it your way! If you are fond of continental cuisine, try the egg benedict, pancakes or the smoked salmon and definitely their fresh and warm waffles. These crunchy fluffy-on-the-inside patterned breakfast confections are mouthwateringly remarkable. With a dash of maple syrup on the surface, the cold touch of an ice cream makes the perfect breakfast complete. You may also choose from their already curated list of American, Japanese breakfast and much more. It must be true that “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup,” like Ludwig van Beethoven had once said. Among the new additions to their menu is the Chinese breakfast which comprises of an amazing Conjee, noodle soup, and buns. If you have a palate for light Chinese food, you would grow a craving for the delicious Conjee! The delicate rice is well complemented with the natural flavours of chicken and mushroom making it a simple yet tasty soupy breakfast item.With an eclectic range of filling items and bitings on the menu, Elan is welcoming for anybody looking for an informal tucking-in experience.last_img read more