Faux pas leaves govt. red-faced

first_imgNagpur – The Maharashtra government was left red-faced in the State Assembly on Wednesday when the Speaker had to cancel a calling attention motion as the Agriculture Minister was unaware of cotton crops being hit by pink bollworm infestation.Officials of the Agriculture Department failed to brief Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar on the raging problem for which 69 members of the Assembly had moved the calling attention motion and demanded a detailed discussion.Speaker Haribhau Bagde announced postponement of the motion owing to lack of information of government officers on the issue. Members of the opposition immediately demanded an apology from the government and accused it of shielding private seed companies.Nationalist Congress Party MLA Ajit Pawar said, “The issue is not new. How can the Minister not get an answer from his department? Has he completely lost hold or is he shielding someone?”Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, “When the State is staring at a loss of ₹30,000 crore, the Agriculture Department’s claim to having no information is a shameful thing.”last_img read more

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Bihar ex-Minister, husband booked under Arms Act

first_imgAn FIR was registered against Bihar’s former Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma and her husband under the Arms Act following recovery of 50 cartridges from her in-law’s house during a CBI raid in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal, the police said.The CBI had on Friday raided nearly 12 places in four districts of Bihar, including the residences of Ms. Verma in Patna and her in-law’s place in Begusarai.The FIR was registered on Friday against Ms. Verma and her husband Chandrashekhar for recovery of 50 live cartridges from her in-law’s house at Arjun Tola village during a raid, Cheria Bariarpur police station SHO Ranjit Kumar Rajak said.Different firearmsThe police said the live cartridges were of different firearms.The FIR was registered against the couple by a CBI official, Mr. Rajak said, but declined to name him.Ms. Verma had resigned as Social Welfare Minister last week following a disclosure that her husband Chandrashekhar had spoken to the prime accused in the scandal, Brajesh Thakur, 17 times between January and June this year.The scandal came to light two months ago when an FIR was lodged by the Social Welfare Department following a social audit report submitted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences which mentioned sexual abuse of girls lodged at the Muzaffarpur shelter home.last_img read more

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Indian-Origin Woman Accused Of Child Murder Faces Extradition To India

first_imgA London-based Indian-origin woman faces extradition to India for her involvement in the murder of a 12-year-old orphan from Gujarat.Arti Dhir had been arrested last year after an Interpol alert over the murder of the 12-year-old boy in February 2017.The 52-year-old appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today for a hearing on her bail application, which remains pending as her family members put together nearly 50,000 pounds as security.“This should be sorted out in a week,” Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot told Dhir, who remains in custody until the security is deposited with the court.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

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FIFA World Cup 18: England vs Tunisia Preview

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Credits: SportsEon)The day five of FIFA World Cup will see Gareth Southgate’s England locking horns with Tunisia.Tunisia and England’s last encounter was in the group stages of the 1988 World Cup where England won 2-0 in Marseille. The only other time they met was in a friendly in 1990 which ended 1-1. England has never lost against an African nation at the World Cup, keeping five clean sheets in six games. This is England’s 15th World Cup and is also their sixth appearance in a row.While speaking of Tunisia they have qualified for their fifth World Cup and will be looking forward to making their mark in the tournament. The African side has never reached the knockout stages in the four previous appearances. However, their recent track record has been really disappointing as they have failed to win any of their eleven subsequent games in the tournament. England has faltered at this stage of the World Cup before but Gareth Southgate will be aiming for four points at the very least before they face the Red Devils in their last group stage game.The match is set to be played at Volgograd Stadium, Volgograd. The match will begin at 11.30 pm (IST), on Monday.Here are lineups for the game:On to our final match of the day…#TUNENG // #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/RkkMXsDq0T— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 18, 2018 Also Read: Sweden Vs South Korea ReviewAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Another male bastion to crumble as women to participate in

first_imgPulikali Thrissur (Ker), Sep 17 (PTI) Breaking conventional gender barriers, women are all set to don the garb of symbolic tigers in this years Pulikali (Dance of Tigers), a famous folk art which has been an exclusive bastion of male artistes.Three women will take part in this years Pulikali, to be held in front of the famed Vadakkunnatha Siva temple in the city this evening.Believed to have been introduced by erstwhile ruler of Cochin Maharaja Rama Varma Sakthan Thampuran two centuries ago, Pulikali, held annually as part of Onam festivities, is a symbolic representation of bravery and wild spirit.A large number of trained artistes, painted as tigers and hunters, would dance to the beats of instruments such as udukku and takil.The trio — N A Vinaya, Divya and Sakheena — all belonging to various professions and members of Women Integration and Growth through Sports (WINGS), an NGO, would take part in the folk art along with the other male artistes, organisers said.Vinaya, a participant, said it was an opportunity for them to leave a mark in an area in which only men were till now involved.”It is a beginning and we want more women to come forward and participate in it. Organisations should also show readiness to include more women participants in the traditional art form,” she said.Symbolic tigers, dancing, pouncing and shaking their bellies along the road, attract thousands of people, including foreigners here every year. A large number of spectators would throng both sides of city roads to catch a glimpse of the artistes.advertisementThe artistes, young and old, including a 72-year-old veteran, will be participating wearing tiger masks and their body painted in various hues of tiger.The meticulous process of painting on artistes would take at least five to seven hours. PTI LGK UD BN GVS MVVlast_img read more

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Curtly Ambrose questions timing of Phil Simmons’ sacking as West Indies coach

first_imgFormer West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose has questioned the dismissal of Phil Simmons as head coach on the eve of the teams series against Pakistan in all formats.Ambrose, who was fired as bowling consultant under the advice of Simmons in May this year, has criticised the timing as poor, reports CMC.Simmons, a former West Indies all-rounder, was fired hours before the players boarded a flight for the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan in three T20s, three One-Day Internationals and three Test matches.”The timing is wrong, to be quite blunt,” declared Ambrose on Saturday.”This happened when we went to Sri Lanka last year as well when Simmons made a statement about interference in team selection and, about two or three days before we left for Sri Lanka, they suspended him, which was wrong.”Simmons’ sacking has triggered angry responses from an increasing number of cricketers and officials who have condemned the decision.PLAYERS UNHAPPYThey include cricketers Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy, the former T20 captain who was also sacked after leading the West Indies to two T20 World titles, as well as commentator Fazeer Mohammed, and Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.”If you weren’t happy with the things he said, why pull a coach off a tour two or three days before?” said Ambrose.”All they had to do was maybe send him some correspondence saying they were not happy and they would deal with it when he gets back and now this time around, it’s the same thing.”advertisementThe West Indies face Pakistan next Friday in their first T20. Ambrose believes the firing of Simmons by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) represents a threat to team morale.”The morale of the team can’t be good because when you would have at least had a camp and then you learn one or two days before departure that your coach isn’t going to be around because he’s been fired, it must send the wrong message,” he said.WICB DEFENDS DECISIONThe WICB has said its decision to fire Simmons was based on public pronouncements of the coach as well as differences in culture and strategic approach.”If you look back at the last 10 or 12 years or so, we had quite a few coaches who came and went and the performances have been the same, so I am not so sure if the coaching or the coach is the problem,” said Ambrose.”We need to look at the players themselves and ask a few questions. Are these players good enough to compete with the top teams in the world?”The team is under the supervision of former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner along with assistant coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick.last_img read more

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Cervoz: protect your data against sudden power loss

first_img Continue Reading Previous TI: BAW resonator technology paves the way for next gen communicationsNext VadaTech: 1U MTCA chassis with 6 AMC Slots,10/40GbE, dual PSU In response to the trend of thin and small embedded systems, Cervoz M336 Powerguard M.2 2280 solid state drives (SSD) with Power Loss Protection (PLP) function, which can prevent data corruption during a sudden power failure or power unstable, it comes with tantalum capacitors to store extra charges which will have more time saving the ongoing files and safely terminate the operation in order to guard the storage.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img

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Second edition of India Learn Golf Week attracts record 51 clubs

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The second edition of the India Learn Golf Week (ILGW) is all set to roll from September 24-30, attracting participation from a record 51 golf clubs from 26 cities and towns. It is a one-of-its-kind initiative mooted by the Golf Industry Association (GIA) with the objective of introducing 100,000 new golfers into the game by 2022. The ILGW has also rallied support from the entire golfing fraternity including star professionals such as Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rahil Gangjee and apex bodies of the sport led by the Indian Golf Union (IGU), Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI), National Golf Association of India (NGAI), Golf Course Superintendents and Managers Association of India (GCS&MAI), as well as the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America. The inaugural edition of ILGW in 2017 had seen 27 clubs from 15 cities initiate 7000 new individuals to the game. This year with the increased reach, more than 15000 new golfers are set to get their first lessons in the game, keeping ILGW on track to achieve the figure of 100,000 in the next four years. PTI AHlast_img read more

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India, England standout contenders for 2019 World Cup: Herschelle Gibbs

first_imgFormer South African opener Herschelle Gibbs named India and hosts England as the two strong contenders to win the upcoming ICC World Cup starting May 30.”It is always wide open. The two standout contenders will be England and India. But, who is going to make the other two places for the semi-finals? It is difficult to say. A lot depends on the weather in England. The bowling attacks will all play a part (in the tournament),” the 44-year-old Gibbs said on Monday.Asked about South Africa’s chances, Gibbs said that it is not about AB de Villiers’ absence that will be key but more so about the lack of quality all-rounder.”We (South Africa) are always up there irrespective of ABD. We have got Faf (Du Plessis) and Quinton de Kock. The only issue for South Africa is not having an all-rounder,” Gibbs said.Test cricket is still going strong: GibbsRecently, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar expressed his concerns about Test cricket’s future but Gibbs begged to differ.”Test cricket is (still going) strong. I don’t know why people say you need to revive it? I am a big fan of Test cricket finishing in four days. It need not go on for full five days.”However, the veteran of 90 Tests and 248 ODIs, wants batsmen to be challenged more in the longest format.”The batsmen around the world get it easy in ODIs and T20. If they need to fight on sporting tracks in Test cricket, so be it. Sometimes the game finishes in two days when the pitch is offering turn. I don’t mind that,” the dashing right-hander said.advertisement”It should not have to go for all five days. It is important that a batsman’s technique gets tested all the time. The bowlers, they also have something in it, to get their confidence going. They don’t get it from T20s or ODIs because flat decks are on offer,” said the 44-year-old.Also Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Hardik Pandya and I are seen as competitors but we share very good rapport: Vijay ShankarAlso See:last_img read more

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Man City team news & likely line-up

first_imgMAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Pep Guardiola has shuffled his pack slightly in recent matches, with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus left on the bench for last weekend’s win against Burnley.Both returned against Wolves, however, and it is expected that the vast majority of those who did not start against the Championship side – Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane – will return.The only question mark should be whether Sane gets back into the front three, and if so then for whom. Sergio Aguero has started the last two matches, while Jesus and Sterling returned to the line-up alongside the Argentine against Wolves.Man City possible XIWEST BROM TEAM NEWS West Brom will be without James Morrison and Craig Dawson for the game at the Hawthorns, while Oliver Burke and Hal Robson-Kanu will be assessed in the run-up to kick-off.Gareth Barry is also a doubt, although Tony Pulis says he hopes to be able to call upon centre-bac Jonny Evans, a City target in the summer.OPTA MATCH FACTS West Bromwich Albion have lost 14 of their last 15 Premier League games against Manchester City (D1), including losing the last 11 in a row. On only two previous occasions have WBA lost 12 consecutive league matches against a single opponent – versus Chelsea (1989- 2011) and versus Liverpool (1985-2010). 25 points is Manchester City’s joint-best points return after the first nine games of a Premier League season alongside (2011-12). The only team with more points at this stage of the season were Chelsea (27) in 2005-06. West Brom have won just two of their 18 Premier League games since April 1st 2017 (W2 D6 L10). Over this period, Tony Pulis’ side have won fewer points than any ever-present Premier League club (12) and even fewer than Newcastle (14 from nine games). Manchester City have already enjoyed a victory at the Hawthorns this season, winning 2-1 there in the Carabao Cup. Their opening goal that night was scored by Leroy Sane and ended a sequence of 52 passes involving every City player at least twice. No outfield West Brom player touched the ball until WBA kicked off again 3:16 in to the game.   Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in a team passing sequence for 19 open play goals and 77 open play shots this season in the Premier League – both more than any other player in the competition.   Leroy Sane has both scored and assisted in three of his last four Premier League appearances for Manchester City. The German has been involved in nine goals in his last six Premier League games for the club (five goals, four assists).TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 15:00 BST and the game is not available on UK television. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Manchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Brom Sam Lee Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pep Guardiola Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sane Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon Manchester City travel to West Brom on Saturday looking to extend their Premier League winning run to eight.Pep Guardiola’s side had won 11 consecutive games, a joint club record, ahead of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win against Wolves.City 19/20 to beat Baggies to nil 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 Guardiola made a number of changes to his line-up for the Wolves game but will revert to as strong a team possible for the game at the Hawthorns.MAN CITY INJURIES Vincent Kompany (calf) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) will miss out. Kompany could return to training next week, but is some way off full fitness. Mendy will return to Manchester next week as he steps up his recovery from knee ligament damage but he is out until April at the earliest.Ilkay Gundogan received treatment towards the end of extra-time against Wolves in midweek but he has stressed via social media that he is fine. Ilkay Gundogan Manchester CityMAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither Manchester City nor West Brom have any suspensions.last_img read more

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Your top Ronaldo questions answered

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo How many Ballons d’Or has Ronaldo won? How much is he worth? Your top questions answered Oli Platt 07:17 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Using Google Trends data, Goal fills in the blanks on the queries you are asking most about the Real Madrid and Portugal star Another year has passed and another Ballon d’Or is in the bag for Cristiano Ronaldo.The Real Madrid star has swept up football’s individual honours once again after helping his club to yet another Champions League title during the 2016-17 season.He is off to a strong start in 2017-18, too, scoring a remarkable nine goals in his first six European games this term. 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 Goal has teamed up with Google Trends to answer the questions you’re asking about the 32-year-old as 2018 approaches.1. HOW MANY BALLONS D’OR HAS RONALDO WON?Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridRonaldo has won the Ballon d’Or five times, tying Lionel Messi for the record number of wins by claiming the 2017 prize.He has dominated the award of late, winning four of the past five, and has also won the Men’s Player of the Year gong at The Best FIFA Football Awards in both years since that honour’s inception in 2016.Ronaldo and Messi were the first players to win the Ballon d’Or four times, and now they sit at least two ahead of everyone else in history.2. HOW MANY GOALS HAS RONALDO SCORED?At the time of writing, Ronaldo has scored 544 club goals and 79 international goals for a total of 623 in 886 games.In the club game, the bulk of his goals – 421 – have been scored for Real Madrid, with 118 for United and just five for Sporting before he was snapped up by the Red Devils.Though completely accurate historical records are hard to find, we do know that Ronaldo is the all-time top goalscorer in Europe’s top-five leagues (England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany).He has won the European Golden Shoe four times, the Premier League Golden Boot once and the Pichichi Trophy for the top scorer in La Liga on three occasions.3. HOW MUCH IS RONALDO WORTH?Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridRonaldo’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range of £200 million to £250m.According to Forbes, Ronaldo earned more than any other athlete on the planet in 2016 at $88m (£72m). He placed joint-fourth on their list of the top 100 celebrities behind singer Taylor Swift, band One Direction (who were counted together as a group) and author James Patterson.Messi placed eighth, on $81.5m (£67m), and LeBron James was 11th at $77m (£63m).When Ronaldo’s accounts were published amid the controversy over his tax affairs, they revealed an income of over £190m before tax in 2015. Twenty million of that was made in Spain, which lines up with reports of a £365,000-a-week wage at Real Madrid.4. HOW OLD IS RONALDO?Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira and is currently 32 years old.5. WHO IS BETTER: MESSI OR RONALDO?Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridThat’s a matter of opinion.Right now, Ronaldo and Madrid are enjoying as much success as ever having won back-to-back Champions League titles and he has bagged four of the past five Ballons d’Or.His latest triumph saw him draw level with Messi by winning the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time overall.The argument for Messi stems from the fact that his goalscoring record is better than Ronaldo’s – Messi has 536 goals in 638 club games while Ronaldo has 544 in 739 – and he is, most would agree, a more creative and visionary player.But Ronaldo did not have the luxury of coming through the system at Barcelona or playing in the magical Pep Guardiola team that dominated European football.The fact that Ronaldo has now matched Messi for Champions League wins despite that and also landed a major international honour in the European Championship – despite Portugal being a much smaller country than Argentina – has led many to claim that his is the more impressive career.6. WHO DOES RONALDO PLAY FOR?Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid and Portugal.He joined Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 in a deal said to have been worth €94m (then £80m), which was a world record at the time.Ronaldo has since made nearly 400 appearances in all competitions for Madrid, scoring at better than a goal-per-game rate, and has won La Liga twice and the Champions League three times.At United, he won three Premier League titles and his first Champions League having joined the club from Portuguese side Sporting, where he came through the youth ranks, in 2003.Ronaldo has won 143 caps for Portugal at the time of writing, scoring 75 goals and winning the European Championship in 2016.7. HOW MANY KIDS DOES RONALDO HAVE?Cristiano RonaldoRonaldo has quadrupled his number of children in half a year.Already the father to Cristiano Jr. (pictured above), he welcomed twins Eva Maria and Mateo – reportedly born to a surrogate mother – in June.Then, in December, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez (also pictured above) gave birth to his second daughter, named Alana Martina.8. HOW MUCH DOES RONALDO MAKE A WEEK?Ronaldo is reported to make £365,000 a week at Madrid, which brings his annual salary up to around £19m. That contract will run until 2021.He makes much more than that overall, though, when his endorsements and business ventures are added into the equation. Forbes say he earned £72m in 2016 – more than any other athlete on the planet.9. HOW MANY TROPHIES HAS RONALDO WON?Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridA lot.In total, for club and country, Ronaldo has won 24 team honours in his career so far. He will be hoping to make it 25 at this month’s Club World Cup (which he has already won three times).Ronaldo won three Premier League titles with Manchester United and has claimed two with Real Madrid. He has won the Champions League four times, three of which came in Spain.The first trophy Ronaldo won was the Supertaca Candido de Oliveira – the Portuguese Super Cup – with Sporting back in 2002.10. HOW DO I DRAW CRISTIANO RONALDO?This one is a bit beyond us, but here’s a useful guide for starters.Just make sure it turns out better than this.Cristiano Ronaldolast_img read more

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Pizarro and Antuna both start for El Tri

first_imgRodolfo Pizarro is making his first start of the Gold Cup for Mexico against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.  The Monterrey winger replaces Roberto Alvarado , who started all three group matches for Tata Martino’s men, with the Argentine manager going with what appears to be his strongest XI in the quarterfinal tie.  Pizarro is joined on the front line by Raul Jimenez and Uriel Antuna , who has been a revelation throughout the competition with his nose for goals. Antuna has netted four times through three matches despite being a late addition to the side.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Pizzaro has seen his time limited by an injury coming into the competition, but was expected to be a key character for El Tri this summer with a number of regular starters having missed out on the tournament.  They will be supported by a three-man midfield of Jonathan dos Santos, Andres Guardado and Edson Alvarez, though that trio has yet to play together from the start in the competition.  All three midfielder have seen significant time on the pitch, however, with Guardado having put in a Man of the Match performance with two goals against Canada.  Luis “Chaka” Rodríguez will resume his role at right back with Nestor Araujo and Carlos Salcedo taking up the two center-back spots for El Tri against Costa Rica’s veteran attack. Jesus Gallardo once again will be patrolling the left side of the pitch, in front of Guillermo Ochoa.  Long-time Costa Rica stars Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz headline the starting side for Gustavo Matosas’s Ticos, where they are joined by Celso Borges and Kendall Waston.  Mexico enters the night as the favorite, having won all three of its group matches, while Costa Rica came second to upstart Haiti in its group.  The winner of the match will face the Haitians, who pulled off a stunning comeback against Canada earlier in the night, in the Gold Cup semifinals on Tuesday in Phoenix.  Mexico XI Costa RicaMexico XI: Ochoa; Gallardo, Salcedo, Araujo, Rodríguez; Guardado, Alvarez, Dos Santos; Antuna, Jimenez, Pizarro Costa Rica XI: Moreira; Fuller, Oviedo, Waston; Ruiz, Cruz, Leal, Borges; Campbell, Georgelast_img read more

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KTM Releases Your New Favorite Motorcycle, the 790 Adventure and Adventure R

first_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure According to KTM, the standard 790 Adventure comes with 43mm Apex WP suspension and offers riders 7.9-inches of suspension travel at both front and rear. For the more hardcore off-roader that chooses the 790 Adventure R, KTM has bequeathed the motorcycle with 48mm Apex WP suspension components that ups the travel to a whopping 9.4-inches. The Adventure R also gets knobbier tires, beefed up fairings, a smaller windscreen for better off-road visibility, and a better brush guard. Both motorcycles also come with KTM’s standard suite of electronics, which features four unique riding modes, as well as ABS and selectable traction control settings. Furthermore, each motorcycle can be had with a heated seat and grips, cruise control, and a quickshifter. And while the Adventure R is much more geared toward the avid off-roader, the standard 790 Adventure looks like it can handle its own on dirt, gravel, sand, or mud with aplomb.Now here’s the best part. KTM isn’t going to price these on-paper-perfect motorcycles into the stratosphere and out of enthusiast’s hands. According to Motorcyclist’s insides sources, the standard KTM 790 Adventure will come in at $12,499, while for $1,000 more, you’ll be able to get into all sort of off-road hijinks with the KTM 790 Adventure R. That’s a few thousand less than the absolutely fabulous Honda Africa Twin and the Triumph Tiger 800. Editors’ Recommendations Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle No two motorcyclists are alike. They’re a diverse bunch of street bikers, cruisers, off-road kings, daredevils, and general lunatics taking their lives in their hands every time they hop onto their two-wheeled mode of transportation. Yet, for those that have been riding for decades, that would rather take their motorcycle across the country than an airplane, if you asked those motorcyclists what their perfect motorcycle would be, it would likely line up with what KTM has cooked up with the 790 Adventure and Adventure R. KTM’s 790 Adventure and Adventure R have been built to be the top dogs of the middle-weight adventure motorcycle category. The relatively lightweight motorcycle, coming in at 416 pounds, uses the same 799cc parallel-twin engine from the 790 Duke and makes a healthy 95 horsepower. Tapped with a 5.2-gallon fuel tank, this is a motorcycle that’s been designed to go anywhere you’d like and get you back home without a problem. Illustrating that fact further is the KTM’s suspension which, like the rest of the motorcycle, is ready for anything.center_img The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Backpacking Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adventurelast_img read more

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Propipeline demonstrators rally outside Kinder Morgan meeting

first_imgAround 100 people rallied outside Kinder Morgan’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Downtown Calgary Wednesday.They were there to voice their support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Pro pipeline rally as Kinder Morgan holds its AGM in Calgary. pic.twitter.com/Kxc5LiZtHh— Jon Muma (@jonmuma) May 16, 2018The demonstration outside the Metropolitan Centre comes as a deadline looms from the company on whether it will proceed with construction.Lara said she knows the benefits of a strong oil and gas industry.“I lost my job in 2015 and I was off work for a year and a half, so I just think, like, let’s get going and let’s get some people working and build it and get our oil out of here,” she said.“We’ve been kinda getting pushed around a little bit and I think it’s time to show the rest of Canada that we really do need the energy and we should be proud of our Canadian energy and our Canadian product,” another demonstrator, Monty, said.#KinderMorgan #cdnpoli #ableg pic.twitter.com/klDi2jm7ry— Michael Lumsden (@LumsdenNews) May 16, 2018The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says he “appreciates” an announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneauthat the government will compensate investors in the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if “unnecessary delays” cause costs to rise.Morneau says the government is willing to “provide indemnity” to any investors, be they the project’s original architects or otherwise, to ensure the controversial Alberta-B.C. project is able to proceed.Kinder Morgan chief executive Steven Kean offered no further comment during his remarks and declined to talk to reporters after his company’s first annual general meeting on Tuesday since being spun off by U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Inc. to hold most of its Canadian assets a year ago.Last month, the company said it would stop all non-essential spending on the expansion project to triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to the West Coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.Kean reiterated that construction won’t be restarted unless there are sufficient assurances by the end of this month that it can proceed.last_img read more

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Woman killed in shooting incident in Kadawatha

She succumbed to her injuries at the Ragama Hospital.The woman was said to be an accused in the murder of a businessman. (Colombo Gazette) A woman was killed following a shooting incident in Kadawatha today, the Police said.The Police said that the 34 year old woman was injured in the shooting incident and was admitted to hospital.

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At dedication of memorial UN chief lauds Franklin Delano Roosevelts global vision

“No single person was more instrumental in the founding of the United Nations than Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” the Secretary-General told a ceremony at the dedication of a public space – the Four Freedoms Park – in honour of the US leader on Roosevelt Island in New York’s East River within sight of the UN Headquarters complex on the island of Manhattan.“He had the vision. He helped develop the plans. He even gave us our name,” Mr. Ban said of the man who first coined the term United Nations to depict the post-war world he envisioned in a 1942 declaration by the 26 countries then fighting against Germany, Italy and Japan. President Roosevelt died on 12 April 1945. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the UN Charter had been ratified by a number of countries. In the lead-up to that moment, representatives of 50 countries had conferred in the US city of San Francisco to draw up the Charter. The park’s name, Four Freedoms Park, derives directly from that vision in which Mr. Roosevelt enshrined freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear as rights to be enjoyed by everybody everywhere on the face of the Earth. “President Roosevelt was driven by a global vision. He understood that an individual’s dreams were not restricted by that individual’s passport. He knew that aspirations could not be confined to national borders,” Mr. Ban said. “And he believed deeply that leaders everywhere must help people everywhere live those dreams.” “He did not live long enough to see the United Nations come to pass. Yet his words guide us every day as we seek to advance peace and security, promote development, and uphold human rights around the world,” the Secretary-General noted.Among those attending the dedication of the Park, a four-acre triangular expanse of green flanked by 120 trees that lead to a bronze bust of the President Roosevelt on a white granite open-air plaza, were New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former US President Bill Clinton and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, a granddaughter of the late president. “More than 60 years later, the Four Freedoms remain a guide post, and this park will be a lighthouse. It will be a source of comfort knowing that FDR is looking out on the United Nations, and it will be a source of inspiration looking out on him from the 38th floor,” Mr. Ban said, referring to the executive offices at the top of UN Headquarters. He added, “We at the United Nations are also in the building business. And as we celebrate what you have built here today, we pledge to continue building on the goals and the values of the Four Freedoms and the United Nations Charter for all people and all time.” read more

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Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement

first_imgEUROZONE FINANCE MINISTERS will hold an extra meeting next week to discuss ambitious plans for a Banking Union after only general agreement was reached yesterday, sources said.The 17 eurozone ministers will meet Tuesday, according to aides to Dutch Finance Minister and Head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem.On Wednesday, they will join their 11 non-euro colleagues to resume difficult negotiations on a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) which will have the authority to close down a failing bank before it can damage the economy.Eurozone and then EU ministers met Monday and Tuesday this week but reached agreement only on the general principles involved, short of their aim to come up with a final document for EU leaders to approve at a summit later this month.It was agreed then that the 28 would meet next Wednesday in an effort to get a full agreement.The plan is for the SRM to work from November 2014 in tandem with a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), which was only agreed after 13 months of tough negotiations.The SSM, the SRM, plus a deposit guarantee system also under discussion to reassure savers at times of stress, are the main elements of Banking Union which is designed to ensure that the banks avoid the risky excesses of the past.- © AFP, 2013Read: Brussels talks on Banking Union expected to last well into night >More: Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved >last_img read more

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The BearaBreifne Way means you can now walk with ease from Cork

first_img(Dursey Island, Cork where the walk begins. Image: Shutterstock)A 500 KILOMETRE walkway through 10 counties and four provinces is ready for hiking.The Beara-Breifne Way, Ireland’s longest walking trail, links counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Offaly, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan.In local areas, the Way is divided into a series of smaller routes to make the walking trail more accessible and achievable.It was the largest community based project undertaken in the country, involving twelve local walking trails, and with 240 farmers living on the Beara Way alone, the scale of community collaboration becomes clear.O’Sullivan BeareIt retraces the steps of O’Sullivan Beare in 1603 from Beara to Leitrim through farmlands, forest paths, remote bog lands, ancient heritage sites, unique villages and landscapes.The Beara-Breifne Way walk will take you through Portumna and by Lough Derg. (Image: Shutterstock)The story goes that in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale, Donal Cam, chieftain of the O’Sullivan Beara clan, and his followers undertook this epic 14-day march. Many clans were involved in both the march and in the skirmishes which took place, and the story lends a historical theme to the route.The Hymany WayOne of the walking trails that joined to form the Beara-Breifne walkway was the Hymany Way in east Galway, which begins in Portumna and runs to Ballygar.Parke’s Castle in Leitrim which will also be passed along the route. (Image: Shutterstock)Pat Glynn, who helped establish The Hymany Way says: “The route is all marked out with plaques, signposts and map-boards that tell walkers all about the surrounding local myths, ruins, various sites, nature and hedgerows.”Anybody can walk the Way at any time as local farmers have given access through their lands.As a general rule, it is best to be “over prepared than underprepared and waterproof clothing and boots are essential,” said Glynn. Depending on how far walkers plan on going, they should carry food and water, as well as a first aid kit.Enda Kenny with Jim O’Sullivan, organising committee of Beara-Breifne Way (left) and Michael Starrett, CEO of Heritage Council at the launch of the Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport. (Image: MerrionStreet.ie/Flickr)Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport have also been launched so now all walkers can collect a stamp based on the heritage of each town and the village the pass through.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the “development ultimately provides walkers and cyclists, either visiting Ireland or holidaying at home, with a unique experience of our countryside on a route through ten counties from Cork to Leitrim. It is great to see tourism infrastructure like this being delivered in the year of the Gathering 2013 and there is no doubt that projects like this will encourage continued growth for the future.”*We don’t for one second think this walk will be easy – it just made for a good headline.More: 11 more amazing places to visit… if we could put a roof on Ireland>Read: Ireland’s newest stamp features an entire short story>last_img read more

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Morning Press Crowdfunding effort Camas comeback River Maiden lease

first_imgFind out what it might be like outside this week with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this weekend.Crowdfunding raises $12,000 to help Vancouver Safeway workerAfter working more than a decade as a grocery bagger at Safeway, Wayne Hudson had become a staple at the Cascade Park store. Because he was not known to miss work, customers grew concerned when weeks had gone by without seeing his smiling face.When word got out that the 55-year-old Vancouver man was in the hospital fighting a life-threatening infection, those who love seeing Hudson during their shopping trips opened their wallets to help.A GoFundMe account set up Sept. 15 by Hudson’s niece, Shelby Fitzgerald, has collected more than $12,000.“That the community has raised almost $12,000 has just blown my mind,” Fitzgerald said Wednesday, before subsequent donations pushed the total past that mark. “That exceeds all of my goals and expectations. I never anticipated it being that big.”Teen killed in single-vehicle crash ID’d, brother critically injuredThe Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 17-year-old boy who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in east Vancouver on Wednesday night as Dmitriy Deynega of Vancouver.Deynega died of multiple blunt force injuries. His death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.His 15-year-old brother, Daniel Deynega, was a passenger in the vehicle and was seriously injured. He remained in critical condition Friday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, hospital spokesman Randy Querin said.last_img read more

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