Pro Kabaddi 2019: Pankaj Mohite Stars as Puneri Paltan Beat Bengaluru Bulls in Last Home Match

first_img bengaluru bullspklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019 First Published: September 20, 2019, 11:11 PM IST Pune: Pankaj Mohite was in red-hot form as the raider helped Puneri Paltan defeat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 42-38 in the final match of the Pune leg of Pro Kabaddi at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Friday.Mohite, with 17 raid points, was ably supported in the defence by Pune’s Surjeet Singh and Sagar Krishna (both securing High 5s), as the result helped the home side jump to 8th place on the points table. Bengaluru’s top raiders Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar picked up Super 10s but they were found wanting against a stronger and cleverer Pune side.Bengaluru might have started the match as favourites but the home side showed their true potential in a fiercely-fought first half. Surjeet Singh and his Pune defence had a game-plan for the high-flyer Sehrawat and their two lines of defence meant the threat of Bengaluru’s primary raider was neutralised for most of the first half.On the other side of the mat, Mohite had yet another brilliant outing. The young raider playing his first season of Pro Kabaddi fetched points with ease, producing classic Kabaddi moves such as the ‘Dubki’ in the process, as Pune clinched their first All-Out with seven minutes remaining in the first half.Rohit Kumar produced flashes of brilliance to lead a mellowed comeback for Bengaluru but Surjeet’s High 5 and Mohite’s 9 raid points meant Pune went into the half time with a five-point lead (20-15).Pune secured their second All-Out of the match in the fifth minute after the restart to open up a nine-point lead as Mohite secured his Super 10. But Bengaluru were not ready to be tamed without a fight and multi-point raids by Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar reduced the deficit to five points. But facing an All-Out, Krishna produced three successful tackles including two Super Tackles to help Pune open up the lead again.He picked up his High 5 but Bengaluru edged in on another All-Out with less than three minutes in the game. Mohite, however, defied all of the opponents’ valiant attempts to stop him and extend the inevitable All-Out. Bengaluru did pick up the All-Out in the final minute but Pune’s players remained calm to see out an important win.The Pro Kabaddi will jump to Jaipur on Saturday as the Pink Panthers look to revive their fortunes in the 100th match of Season 7. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Laver Cup: Novak Djokovic loses to Kevin Anderson as Team World fight back

first_imgKevin Anderson took down Novak Djokovic for a second straight night as Team World rallied to win the final two matches and reel Team Europe’s lead back to 7-5 after the second day of the Laver Cup in Chicago on Saturday.South African Anderson led the charge by blasting 17 aces past the Serbian world number three in a 7-6(5) 5-7 10-6 victory that shifted the momentum after the World side had lost the opening two matches of the day to fall 7-1 behind.”We’ve had some really close matches haven’t gone our way and I really wanted to put us back in there,” Anderson, who lost the Wimbledon final to Djokovic earlier this year, told reporters.”It’s not easy playing one of the best players of all time, but what an amazing atmosphere. I felt I played a great match beating Novak on any stage is great and here in Chicago makes it extra special.”It was another disappointing night for Djokovic, who teamed up with Roger Federer on Friday when the duo suffered a shock doubles loss to Anderson and Jack Sock.The 14-times major champion again faltered in a third set, firing a forehand into the net to seal the loss.”Unfortunately, two lost matches,” Djokovic said. “I gave it my best to beat Kevin. He was playing fantastic.”American Sock and Australian Nick Kyrgios combined to win the doubles match finale, beating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin of Belgium 6-3 6-4.Earlier in the day, Federer and German Alexander Zverev sparked Europe by winning their singles matches, the Swiss rolling past Kyrgios 6-3 6-2.advertisementZverev had to grind out his win against American John Isner, the 21-year-old being forced to save a match point before ultimately prevailing 3-6 7-6(6) 10-7.Team Europe needs another six points to retain the title they won in the inaugural competition last year heading into Sunday’s final day, when three points are on the line in each of the four matches.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Martin Guptill ruled out for T20I series vs India with back injury

first_imgSenior New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the New Zealand for the upcoming three-match T20 series against India after failing to recover from back injury.Guptill will be replaced by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who also featured in the final two ODIs against India in the recently concluded five-match series.”Unfortunately Martin hasn’t recovered in time for this Twenty20 series which is very condensed with three games over five days,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.”It’s a shame as he’s obviously a big part of our white-ball sides, but we’ve got to look at the big picture and ensure he gets the injury right.”Guptill sustained injury prior to the final ODI against India and now will be eyeing a return against Bangladesh in a series starting next week.The three-match T20 series against India starts on February 6 at Wellington, followed by second match at Auckland’s Eden Park on February 8 and the final game at Hamilton on February 10.The New Zealand squad also includes rookie all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, who is the son of former All Blacks coach John Mitchell.New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.Also Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winAlso Read | How’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New Zealandadvertisementlast_img read more

Last Time They Met

first_imgMen’s 40’sThe Australians met New Zealand on day one of the World Cup, with New Zealand’s Pete Walters making his 100th representation for his country in that game. Australia led for the majority of the game before a late New Zealand comeback saw them take the game in the dying seconds, 8-7. Men’s 35’s Australia has met South Africa twice in the past couple of days, recording two wins from these two games. Australia took an impressive 9-3 win on Thursday against South Africa, but had to work harder for their win in the qualifying final on Saturday, winning by one touchdown to progress through to the final. Senior MixedAustralia and New Zealand have had two thrilling encounters against each other over the past few days, with both games going right down to the wire. Australia were winners by one touchdown in their first encounter, making them the first team to ever beat New Zealand’s Senior Mixed team. New Zealand hit back in game two on Saturday, winning by one touchdown. Men’s 30’sThe Australian Men’s 30’s have had an impressive tournament, and are undefeated heading into the grand final. Australia met England in their round games on Thursday, winning 11-4.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool defender Robertson reveals squad agreement over verbal clashes

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Robertson reveals squad agreement over verbal clashesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andrew Robertson has revealed the players have been open about the need to argue with eachother.Scotland’s skipper says there is a pact inside the dressing-room to take flak from a team-mate without it escalating into an on-field row.He said: “There were a couple of arguments out there today. A couple of things that needed to be said – and they were.“We all have the attitude that that if someone says something to you, you have to take it on the chin.”If you don’t agree with it, you deal with it at full-time or half-time and speak to one another.“When you are out on the pitch and it’s 100 miles an hour you don’t have time to discuss why something was said to you.“We have spoken together about this as a team. We do discuss things. We have said that’s it’s having that honesty between us which is important.“Whether it’s the youngest player – someone like Trent Alexander-Arnold – tells you to do something and he believes it’s right then you do it. You can go back and ask Trent for an explanation later – if you haven’t agreed with it, obviously.“When people are arguing on the pitch, it can have a negative effect and you can get distracted. I think that’s something the lads have done really well since the start of the season. It shows the respect between us.“There are a lot of leaders out there now.“Virgil Van Dijk is captain of his country. We have a fantastic captain in Jordan Henderson who clocked up 300 appearances for the club against Wolves – and that’s a great achievement.“We’ve got James Miner as well, who is a fantastic professional. There are plenty of leaders on the park – I’m including Dejan Lovren in that, as well.“And the more leaders we have got out there, the better, as far as I’m concerned.” last_img read more

Community Partners Ready to Host Titanicrelated events

first_imgPeople will be able to experience the history of Titanic and to learn more about Halifax’s connection to the tragedy through a series of community events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. “Nova Scotia is taking a co-ordinated approach and bringing together the exceptional talent of our artists with the knowledge and expertise of the heritage and scientific community to tell the story of our connection to Titanic,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth will host the world premiere of the play Titanic: The Untold Story April 2 to 10. The play focuses on two characters of African descent, Joseph Philippe Laroche, whose family sailed on the Titanic and Jack Johnson, a heavyweight boxing champion who was reportedly refused passage on the ship. “Titanic: The Untold Story is one of the most intriguing stories from the Titanic sinking and this is the first time it is being told on stage,” said Anthony Sherwood, owner, Anthony Sherwood Productions. “Be prepared for a memorable and exciting experience in live theatre.” More information on the play is available at www.alderneylanding.com . A one-day public seminar to explore Halifax’s connection to the Titanic will take place April 9 at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) in Dartmouth. Titanic – The Halifax Connection will focus on the history of the Titanic and findings from the first scientific expedition to the wreck site in 1991. Natural Resources Canada’s objective for the expedition was to better understand changes in seabed stability over time by using the ship as a marker. For example, studying the wreck site has helped determine how often submarine landslides occur in that area. More information on the seminar is available at www.novascotia.com . Bell Aliant and Music Nova Scotia will present And the Band Played On: a Tribute to Jock Hume, John Clarke and the RMS Titanic Orchestra April 10 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax. The performance, hosted by Steve Murphy, will feature Meaghan Smith, Lennie Gallant, Bruce Guthro, Jenn Grant, the Rhapsody Quartet, Evans and Doherty and a 32-piece orchestra that includes Symphony Nova Scotia musicians. “It is important to remember the musicians and the role they played that night,” said Scott Long, executive director, Music Nova Scotia. “The show must go on, as it always does. It is the musicians and their crews who sacrifice everything to make it happen.” More information on the tribute is available at www.artscentre.dal.ca Information on other Titanic-related events will be available on www.novascotia.com as details are confirmed.last_img read more

RBI to come out with mobile app for currency notes identification

first_imgNew Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will come out with a mobile application to help visually challenged people in identifying currency notes as cash still remains a dominant mode of transaction. At present, banknotes in the denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, besides Re 1 notes issued by the Centre. The RBI said that identification of banknote denomination is key to successful completion of cash-based transactions by visually impaired persons. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app Intaglio printing based identification marks for helping the visually challenged in identification of banknotes denomination are present in the notes of Rs 100 and above. After demonetisation of old Rs 500/1,000 notes in November 2016, new banknotes in design and sizes have been put in circulation. “The Reserve Bank of India has been sensitive to the challenges faced by the visually challenged in conducting their day to day business with Indian banknotes,” said the central bank while scouting for a vendor to develop the mobile application. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails The proposed mobile app would be able to identify the denomination of notes of Mahatma Gandhi Series and Mahatma Gandhi (New) series by capturing the image of the notes placed in front of mobile camera, the RBI said while inviting bids from tech firms to develop the app. The RBI had come out with a similar ‘request for proposal’ from vendors but later cancelled it. The app will also generate “audio notification” intimating the currency note denomination to the user if image is captured correctly, else intimating the user to try again in case of image is not readable. There are about 80 lakh blind or visually impaired people in the country, who are likely to benefit from the initiative of the central bank. In June, 2018 the central bank had declared that it would explore the feasibility of developing a suitable device or mechanism for aiding the visually impaired in the identification of Indian banknotes.last_img read more

Jimmy Kimmel To Join Brooke BurkeCharvet At SKECHERS Pier To Pier Friendship

first_imgJimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s popular late night Jimmy Kimmel Live!, will bring his famous wit to the stage of the 2013 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk to help raise one million dollars and awareness for children with special needs and education.Also returning to the annual charity event are Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, plus Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita who will be appearing for the first time. The all-star lineup will join Kimmel at an opening ceremony to kick off the walk on October 27.“I am honored to help raise funds and awareness for children with special needs,” said Jimmy Kimmel, who has a family member with Autism. “This is a fun event for a very worthy cause and I hope to say hello to everyone who participates.”“I’m thrilled to be back again for this fantastic walk,” said Brooke Burke-Charvet. “It’s a moving experience to see so many families come together to help improve the schools, and to see the joy on the faces of all the children, who understand that their involvement is making a difference.”“Raising $1.9 million and reaching 60,000 children in only four years feels like an amazing achievement,” added Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk began as a local event and now it’s the largest in Southern California for supporting children with special needs and education. This year, we set our goal higher than ever, and with the help of Jimmy and our roster of celebrity ambassadors, we plan to raise one million dollars in 2013.”Since its inception, the walk has raised funds to help save teachers’ jobs, retain vital educational programs, maintain smaller class sizes, improve libraries, upgrade school technology, as well as support The Friendship Circle – an organization that assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming.“I’ve been involved with this event since the first walk in 2009 and truly love it,” added Tommy Lasorda. “Every year is bigger than the last, so it’s amazing to come back each time to see the real impact it makes on kids and their families.”SKECHERS anticipates their biggest event to date with over 10,000 people expected to show their support by walking 3.4 miles from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Pier and back. The opening ceremony begins at 9AM at the Manhattan Beach Pier. To learn more or register, visit www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com.In addition to headlining sponsor Nickelodeon, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk thanks sponsors that include: Zappos.com, Ross, Rack Room, DSW, United Legwear, Marshalls, Toyota, WWS, Journeys, Chevron, Premiere Displays & Exhibits, Body Glove, Dealer.com, DirecTv, Equinox, Union Bank, Michael Stars, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Viva International Group, Northrop Grumman, Honda, Fresh Brothers, Shade Hotel, Murad, Finish Line, Fair Fashion Media, Foot Locker, OK! Magazine, and many others who have provided funds and support to provide a better future for children.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

Ontario Appeal court rules against Grassy Narrows Ontario has jurisdiction over territory

first_imgAPTN National NewsGrassy Narrows First Nation saw their 2011 court victory over the Ontario government overturned Monday by the court of appeal.The case involved whether Canada or Ontario has the jurisdiction to issue logging permits on the Grassy Narrows territory.For years the First Nation has been battling the province to stop logging and mining companies from trespassing in its treaty area.Monday, the court of appeal said the Ontario government has the jurisdiction over logging in the province, including issuing logging permits after all.“The two-step process is unnecessary to protect the Aboriginal treaty harvesting right because when the Crown, through Ontario, takes up land, it must respect the treaty right,” the court said in its ruling. “It is difficult to see how the process of consultation, which is required when the treaty harvesting right is affected by taking up, would be improved by involving both levels of government.”It’s not clear on what the wider implications of this decision will be in the area or across the country.The leadership in Grassy Narrows has the ability to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.Tune into APTN National News tonight to hear from Robert Janes, a lawyer representing Grassy Narrows.last_img read more

Sudan UN report cites challenges for northsouth peace deal despite progress

Signed by the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) separatists in the south and the national Government in the north, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought an end to more than 20 years of war in the vast African nation. In his latest report to the Security Council on the Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cites recent developments, allowing the parties “to move beyond several major obstacles that had long impeded progress.”These include the passing of legislation governing next year’s referendum on independence for Southern Sudan, as well as the registration of a reported 16.5 million voters for the national elections slated for this year. “Nevertheless, a return to conflict remains a very real possibility, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian, political, military and economic consequences throughout the region,” warns Mr. Ban. “Preventing such an outcome will require all the support that the international and regional communities can offer.”In particular, the Secretary-General voices concern over the continued violence in southern Sudan, the lack of progress in resolving outstanding issues regarding the disputed, oil-rich border town of Abyei, and the slow pace of progress on border demarcation.While Mr. Ban welcomes the continued progress made in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), he says he is aware of the risk that demobilized former combatants may eventually reintegrate into an insecure environment, which may further exacerbate the threat of their return to the path of armed violence.Therefore, he underscores the importance of linking the formal DDR process with effective community initiatives to reduce violence, and appeals to the international community to provide adequate funding for the final and most difficult phase of the programme – reintegration.The report states that the single most important factor in an eventual success or failure of the peace process is the nature of the relationship between the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the National Congress Party (NCP) of President Omar al-Bashir. Implementing the CPA will require “an enormous exercise of political will by both parties,” states the Secretary-General. “The current atmosphere of pervasive mistrust, in which any gain by one party is viewed as a loss by the other, dramatically undermines that political will, effectively disrupts international efforts to assist, and sets the stage for renewed conflict.”Mr. Ban also highlights the worsening humanitarian situation in southern Sudan in the report, stating that at least 40 per cent of the area’s population at serious risk owing to inter-tribal conflict and violence related to the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a massive food gap, and an earlier “fiscal shock” to the Government of Southern Sudan.Since 2005 the 10,000-strong UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has been working to assist the parties to implement the peace agreement and to meet the final benchmarks contained in the pact. 22 January 2010The parties to the 2005 peace accord that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war have made important breakthroughs, but a return to violence is still a very real possibility, warns a new United Nations report. read more

Humanitarian agencies launch Emergency Response Plan

The Emergency Response Plan complements the ongoing Government-led response. It focuses on providing immediate life-saving and protection assistance to communities affected by the floods and landslides; providing emergency livelihood support and access to basic services for the most vulnerable households; and strengthening the resilience of affected communities to cope with, and recover from, the floods. This will be delivered through the provision of emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs), food security and nutrition support, and water, sanitation and hygiene, health, protection, education and coordination activities. UN Resident Coordinator and Chair of the HCT, Ms. Una McCauley said, “The HCT, with the support of the international community, will continue responding to the needs of those affected by the floods through the implementation of the Emergency Response Plan, paying particular attention to supporting the most vulnerable people in the affected communities.” (Colombo Gazette) To address the needs of those affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) today launched an Emergency Response Plan which outlines the support UN agencies and local and international NGOs are aiming to provide to the 374,000 most severely affected people in seven districts; Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura.Immediately after the disaster the Government identified water and non-food items as priority needs. As of 2 June, 19 countries have provided in-kind donations, expert support and funding to the immediate relief operations. As more areas have become accessible with flood waters retreating, the need for emergency shelter, sanitation and hygiene, and health services have also been identified. read more

Ramanna Nikaya Anunayaka Venerable Ananda Thero passed away

The Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya the Venerable Girambe Ananda Thero passed away. He was 80 years of age at the time of his demise.The Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya passed away at the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital while receiving treatment.

500 marijuana plants seized in a drug bust in Grimsby

Niagara police have seized over 500 marijuana plants, 3.6 pounds of dried marijuana and 440 prescription pills after drug bust in Grimsby.Police have been investigating a Grimsby residence since March of this year, and yesterday evening they received a search warrant for the home of Ridge Road West.Police discovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement of the house and seized marijuana plants and dried product with a street value of just over $537 000. The seized pills have a street value of over to $12, 000.Fifty-seven year old David Warrilow and 50 year old Lorraine Sauve have been were arrested and charged with one count of Unlawful Production of a Controlled Substance, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.Both have since been released from custody and will appear in court in May. read more

Halifaxbased CanJet suspends flying operations looks for new business plan

HALIFAX – The Halifax-based charter airline CanJet suspended its flight operations today, saying it is redoubling its efforts to find a profitable business plan.Company president Stephen Rowe says the company, which has only one passenger jet left in its fleet, isn’t shutting down but it did lay off more than a dozen pilots.The airline, a division of IMP Group Ltd. of Halifax, has been focused on chartered flights since ending its scheduled airline service in 2006.Rowe says the airline could return to offering scheduled flights, but he says competing with Air Canada and WestJet would be a risky venture.CanJet had offered its own vacation packages to the Caribbean through CanJet Vacations and it was offering charter services in Europe last year, but Rowe says those businesses weren’t successful. Halifax-based CanJet suspends flying operations, looks for new business plan by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 1, 2015 2:54 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

More than 100000 Syrians sought asylum in August – UN refugee agency

As heavy fighting continues throughout Syria, the United Nations refugee agency today reported that the number of those fleeing to neighbouring countries rose to over 100,000 in August – the highest monthly total to date. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 103,416 people sought asylum in countries neighbouring Syria in that month, bringing the total number of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration as of 2 September to 235,368 – mainly in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq. Those figures include Iraqi refugees who had previously fled to Syria and are now returning to their homeland by the thousands, a UNHCR spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, told a news briefing in Geneva. According to the Iraqi Government, 35,000 people returned to Iraq in July and August alone. “Most tell us they are leaving because of general insecurity, although some have reported direct threats,” Ms. Fleming said, noting reports that three Iraqi refugees were killed last week in Jaramana, located outside of the capital, Damascus, increasing fear among the refugee population there. More than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 18 months ago. There have been reports of an escalation in violence in recent weeks in many towns and villages, as well as the country’s two biggest cities, Damascus and Aleppo. Ms. Fleming said UNHCR and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continue to expand operations to support Syrians displaced both internally and abroad. Domestically, the UN agency has launched a programme of financial assistance, with 730 vulnerable families receiving cheques as part of a scheme to help some 35,000 families in the coming months. In Iraq, authorities in the Kurdistan region had agreed to the establishment of a second refugee camp that will mainly accommodate Syrian Kurds, arrivals of whom had been increasing significantly in the past week, along with smaller numbers of other Syrians, Ms. Fleming said. For returnees, the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration is expediting the registration process to enable them to receive government assistance for their reintegration. Some 2,000 families were registered in July and August as part of that effort. UNHCR is also assisting Iraqi returnees with household items and will soon start a small cash assistance programme for the most vulnerable returnee families. In Jordan, into which refugees continue to flow at a rate of about 1,000 a day, the Government, UNHCR and partners are preparing for an even larger influx, given reports of increasing numbers of displaced people in southern Syria. Ms. Fleming said that the first batch of 56 trucks carrying 13,000 tents and relief items, such as blankets, jerry cans and kitchen sets, for a total 150,000 people, arrived in Jordan from Dubai over the weekend to augment local supplies. In Lebanon, there are now more than 59,000 Syrians registered or awaiting registration with the UN refugee agency, Ms. Fleming said, adding that this week the agency is opening a mobile registration centre in the eastern Bekaa Valley. Host families and schools are increasingly stretched in their capacity to host refugees and UNHCR is appealing to authorities in Lebanon to approve alternative shelter options, she said, while the agency is also working to meeting the educational needs of the refugee children. Turkey, meanwhile, now hosts some 80,410 Syrian refugees, according to the Government. Ms. Fleming said that there was still a backlog at the border, with reportedly around 8,000 people waiting to cross and receiving assistance, while being admitted at the rate of hundreds per day. Ms. Fleming added that the Turkish Government continues to transfer Syrian refugees to the new camp in Karkamis, with over 4,000 people already transferred in recent days. Another new camp opened yesterday in Kahramanmaras. The spokesperson noted that the Turkish Government continues to assure UNHCR that it will keep its borders open to Syrian refugees. read more

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has short medical procedure still set

OSU coach Urban Meyer stands during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer had what is being called “a short medical procedure” this past weekend to remove fluid related to a congenital arachnoid cyst, according to a press release.The procedure, done at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, was done to help alleviate pain from headaches Meyer has been experiencing the past few weeks, according to release.Meyer is “doing well” post-procedure and is set to be on the field Tuesday when the Buckeyes open spring practice.The cyst was first found in 1998 when Meyer was the coach at Notre Dame, according to the release.An arachnoid cyst typically develops in the head but can also be present around the spinal cord, and is named such because it happens in the area between the brain and the arachnoid membrane — one of three membrane layers surrounding the brain and spine.If it occurs in the head, the cyst will grow between the brain and skull or in pockets around the brain called ventricles.This is latest in a line of medical issues that have ailed Meyer throughout his coaching career, including when he was admitted to the hospital in the early morning on Dec. 6, 2009 while he was coach at Florida after the Gators lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, 32-13.Even though he was rushed to the hospital, Meyer returned to the field Jan. 1, 2010 to lead the Gators to a 51-24 victory against Cincinnati in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.Meyer announced he would step down as the Gators’ head coach following the loss to Alabama, but remained on the sidelines for the 2010 season.Florida went 7-5 that season, and Meyer saw issues with his health again, which ultimately led to him stepping down for good. He had a recurring burning sensation in his chest, and doctors told him in December 2010 that he would raise cardiovascular risk factors if he continued to coach, according to espn.com.Meyer took the following year off and became a college football analyst for ESPN, before taking the reigns at OSU prior to the 2012 season.The Buckeyes are set to take on Navy in their first game of 2014 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

320 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers are up for the return of

first_img Google+ Videos Articles Pinterest Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles John Oliver Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Twitter Jamal Khashoggicenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 John Oliver Takes On The WWE Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for March 20, 2018.This week’s episode from Indianapolis drew 2.89 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.77 million viewers. Smackdown was the top rated show on cable among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by the return of Daniel Bryan and his clearance to return to in-ring action, averaged a 1.26 rating. This is way up from last week’s 0.91 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

2 die inhaling septic tank gas

first_imgTwo construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank in Sadar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Sirajul Islam, 25, of Vodrokhola village and Sumon Mia, 22, of Chapatal village in Sadar upazila.Officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Kamrul Islam said one of the victims Sirajul entered the septic tank in Pakdi village and fell unconscious.To rescue him (Sirajul), another victim Sumon entered the tank and also fell unconscious.Later, police recovered their bodies and sent those to Sadar hospital for autopsy.last_img

State KMC gear up to tackle impact of Fani

first_imgKolkata: The state government, along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), is taking all possible preparation in the wake of severe cyclonic storm Fani, which is expected to hit the coastal belt of the state between Friday night and Saturday morning.Chief Secretary Malay De held a high-level meeting at Nabanna with all concerned departments and senior officials of Navy, Coast Guard, NDRF, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and Kolkata Police. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing an election rally at Bhatpara, said the state is making all possible arrangements and said that a control room will remain functional at Nabanna from May 2 to 5. The number of the control room is 1070 (toll free) and 22535185. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataNDRF will deploy one company of force each in places like Jhargram, Kharagpur, Digha, Kakdwip, Hasnabad and Dhamakhali as precautionary measure. Four SDRF teams have moved to Basanti in South 24-Parganas, Contai and Haldia in East Midnapore and Arambagh in Hooghly, with a standby team of SDRF at Nabanna. Ferry service and plying of all boats will be closed from May 3 to May 4 in East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, North & South 24-Parganas, Jhargram, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata. There will be quick response teams from civil defence deployed in North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, Howrah and Hooghly. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMayor Firhad Hakim held a meeting at the KMC headquarters along with some concerned government agencies and issued instructions to dismantle all hoardings by early Friday morning to rule out any chances of damage caused due to their collapse. “The leaves of all concerned departments of the civic body have been cancelled. We will do announcements along with Kolkata Police in front of all dilapidated buildings and will ask them to vacate them immediately to avert any mishap. Our main aim is to ensure that there isn’t loss of a single life,” Hakim said. The Mayor did not rule out the chances of waterlogging in the city, but assured that the civic body is making arrangements for quick drainage of water by alerting all pumping stations. There will be arrangements of relief material, food and water in all boroughs. The Kolkata Port Trust has issued a general alert for all ships in the docks both at Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock Complex, which have been specifically advised to take all precautionary measures. 5 Coast Guard vessels and all operational crafts of the port are being provided safe berthing inside docks. Ships from riverine jetties at Haldia and Budge Budge and Sagar and Diamond Harbour anchorages have either been put out to sea or shifted to docks.last_img read more

Dive into the world of Indian mythology

first_imgShriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra will be treating dance lovers with phenomenal dance performances by maestros from across the country. Three dance styles will narrate the stories of Hindu goddess Durga, Mahabharata character Abhimanyu, medieval saint-poet Meera, and of a dance form Odissi itself. ‘Kendra Dance Festival’ will be held on May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8, 2019, at Kamani Auditorium, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Passes and invitations will be available April 22 onward at Kendra, 1, Copernicus Marg. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIf you are willing to attend the dance extravaganza, take a look at the schedule and book your tickets today.May 1 Shree Durga: When Gods give boons they themselves become victims of these boons and it is then that they invoke Shree Shakti; Feminine power to vanquish demons in society, demonstrating that female power conquers over the several mindless demons of society. Production and Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh May 2 Abhimanyu, whose story of youthful enthusiasm and selfless valour, torn asunder by vested interests and vicious hostilities, is the root of any injustice that we all feel acutely, but in different ways. Abhimanyu leaves his mortal remains and ascends the celestial path. He imparts the lesson that violence is useless in settling any dispute. There are no winners but desolation in any battle. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProduction and Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh May 3 and 4 Meera’s glory lay in her ability to articulate through poetry, the turbulence that transpired in her life. Her life seems to be a metaphor for most women. Wherever Meera went, she spread the message of liberation and urged an inner awakening, through the effervescence of her poetry. Production and Direction: Shobha Deepak SinghMay 8 ‘Odissi on High’ will showcase the magic of Malaysia’s Ramli Ibrahim’s excellence as choreographer, dancer and costume designer, who translates the Odissi dance form into an intoxicating celebration with his troupe of artists, who carry the traditional Odissi dance form into a contemporary crescendo. Artistic Direction: Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Bichitrananda Swainlast_img read more