Duke Using Avery Johnson “Standard” Quote For Marketing Purposes

first_imgAvery johnsons smiles at alabama podium.avery johnson alabamaFormer NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson was recently hired to take over the reins of the Alabama basketball program, which has reached just one NCAA Tournament in the past nine seasons. Johnson has a tall task ahead of him, but he has lofty goals for his new squad, saying during his introductory press conference his program will try and live up to the standard set by Duke, the 2014-15 national champions. “Duke University, that’s the standard for us here at the University of Alabama and our basketball program,” Johnson said. “The way they play defense and offense. The way they move the ball, that’s the standard. Nobody else is the standard. That’s the standard. Duke University. That’s why I’m here.”If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, it also makes for good publicity in this case. Judging by its Instagram post this morning, the Duke program is using Johnson’s quote to its marketing advantage.An obvious, but savvy move by Duke. We’re sure Johnson isn’t the only coach looking to get his program on the level of the Blue Devils but it’s easier said than done.last_img read more

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Chelsea rejects Barca bid for Willian

first_imgChelsea have rejected a bid offer in excess of £50m from Barcelona for Brazilian international star Willian, according to Sky Sports.It appears that negotiation is still ongoing between the two clubs and the representatives of Willian Borges, who is on international duty with Brazil at the world cup in Russia.The former Shakhtar winger who is in Russia for the World Cup tournament has been linked with a move to either Manchester United or Barcelona, with the winger keen on leaving Stamford Bridge as long as Antonio Conte remains in charge of the club.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Brazilian has made 236 appearances for the London based club while also scoring 44 goals since he joined from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.Although Willian was snubbed for the starting line-up of the 1-0 FA Cup final win over United at Wembley but only coming on as an injury time substitute, he has scored 44 goals in 236 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013.last_img read more

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Lookman Bundesliga move doesnt guarantee success

first_imgEverton winger Ademola Lookman insists everyone has a different scenario and, therefore, can’t be guaranteed to emulate the successes of others in the BundesligaThe 21-year-old spent the latter part of last season on loan at RB Leipzig and impressed with five goals and four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances.Since then, the likes of English youngsters Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have starred in the German top flight at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.While, Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed Bayern Munich’s strong interest in young star Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” said Lookman, according to Liverpool Echo.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.“It is for experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.“It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.”Since returning to Everton for this season, Lookman has made just the one start in 11 Premier League appearances.last_img read more

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Spanish Super Cup will have a Final Four format

first_imgThe competition that faces the La Liga champion with the Copa del Rey champion will be played once again outside of Spain.The Spanish Super Cup will continue to change as announced by the Spanish Football Federation today in the European nation.Last year the Super Cup was played for the first time using a single match format, and it was also the first time to be played outside Spain as it was played in Tanger, Morocco.But today the cup has received another modification, as it will be played for the first time in history between four teams, in a Final Four format.The two finalists of the Copa del Rey and the two top teams in the Spanish La Liga will play a small tournament outside of Spain to decide who is the biggest champion in the nation.The announcement was made by Spanish FA’s president Luis Rubiales.The tournament will be played between four or five days and will be a four-game celebration, with the winners of La Liga playing against the Copa del Rey runner-ups and vice-versa.The first edition in this new format will be played at the end of this season for the first time if the federation’s assembly agrees.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…According to Rubiales, the new format “does not break any rules and objectives of the competition.”“Neutral tournaments in the summer are not well supported for the clubs. We see this as a unique opportunity for the “Marca España” to grow without going against the principles of the sport.”Rubiales was one of the worst critics after La Liga decide to take one official game each year out of Spain, something that the Spanish Football Federation did not like.🗣 @LuisRubiales: “Propondré a la Asamblea que la #Supercopa se celebre en formato final four”🔗 https://t.co/NQM9nLYBCI pic.twitter.com/x640IaDOqU— RFEF (@rfef) February 19, 2019last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Finalists For Towns New Finance Director Position Revealed Public Interviews Scheduled

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen will interview the finalists in the town’s search for its Finance Director/Town Accountant on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm at Town Hall.The two finalists are Hayley S. Green, CPA — who currently serves as the Town Accountant/Assistant Finance Director for the Town of Andover — and Bryan Perry, CPA — who currently serves as the City Auditor for Lowell.Green will interview at 7pm. Perry will interview at 8:15pm. Each interview is scheduled to last an hour. These interviews will be open to the public.As described in a memo written by Town Accountant Mike Morris and provided to the Selectmen on Monday night, the town received 10 applicants for the job opening.The screening committee — which consisted of the soon-to-be-retiring Town Account Mike Morris, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Selectman Jonathan Eaton — interviewed three applicants and decided to bring forth two finalists — Green and Perry — for the Selectmen to interview.Town Accountant Mike Morris, who has served the town for more than 30 years, has announced his intention to retire in early July.Selectmen took the opportunity to tweak the town’s financial management structure, turning the Town Accountant position into a Finance Director/Town Accountant position.The new position is responsible to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen, serves as Town Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, and oversees the Town’s financial activities which include accounting, assessing, collections, treasury, financial systems and purchasing. The position advises the Town Manager on revenue projections, serves as the Town Manager’s technical advisor on departmental budgets and management, and has oversight of the preparation of the Town’s annual operating and capital budgets.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance Director/Town Accountant On Wednesday NightIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Finance Director Bryan PerryIn “5 Quick Questions”last_img read more

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ChemChina to buy Italian tyre maker Pirelli in €71bn deal

first_img State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) has announced plans to acquire Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli, as cash-rich Chinese companies press ahead with their overseas-buying spree to diversify operations.As per the plan, a unit of ChemChina will initially pay about €1.8bn (£, $1.9bn) to buy a 26% controlling stake in Pirelli owned by Camfin, which is controlled by the family of Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera.Subsequently, the company would make an offer to buy the remaining shares at about €15 a share. The deal values Pirelli, one of the symbols of Italys manufacturing industry, at around $7.7bn.Beijing-based Chemchina is one of Chinas industrial majors, with notable presence in businesses such as petrochemicals, oil processing, agricultural chemicals, rubber products and chemical equipment.Pursuant to the agreement, the operation and management team of Pirelli will be kept stable, and new business growth strategy will be defined. The transaction is subject to approvals by the competent Chinese and foreign governmental authorities, ChemChina said in a statement.With a history of more than 140 years, Pirelli is currently the fifth largest global tyre manufacturer, generating annual revenues of more than €6bn from 160 countries. It is currently the sole tyre supplier to Formula 1.Pirelli would be combined with ChemChina subsidiary China National Tire and Rubber, which is the market leader in China for steel radial tyres and off-the-road tyres.We are delighted with the opportunity to team up with Mr Marco Tronchetti Provera and his team to continue to build together a world class organization and a market leader in the global tyre industry, said Jianxin Ren, ChemChina chairman.The partnership with a global player like ChemChina, through its affiliates, represents a great opportunity for Pirelli. CNRCs approach to business and strategic vision guarantee Pirellis development and stability, said Provera.The acquisition is expected to strengthen Pirellis development plans, reinforce the coverage of strategic geographical areas, and through integration, enable the company to double its volumes in the industrial tyre business. Closelast_img read more

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IdeaVideocon spectrum deal may be restructured due to tax issues Report

first_imgIdea Cellular’s deal with Videocon to buy 4G spectrum is likely to be “restructured” as the telecom operator may be liable to pay Rs 496 crore in taxes if the deal doesn’t get completed before June 1 this year.In its budget presented this week, the government proposed to levy service tax on spectrum trading deals starting June.”The additional service tax would logically get subsumed within Idea’s overall costs in the context of the spectrum-trading transaction with Videocon, but there is a possibility that both companies may have to restructure the deal if it does not close before June 1,” a person familiar with the matter, told The Economic Times.In November last year, Idea Cellular had agreed to buy spectrum for two circles — Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West) — from Videocon for Rs 3,310 crore, which was double the amount paid to acquire spectrum for those circles in the March 2015 auction.Idea, India’s third-largest telecom carrier, had said it would use spectrum bought from Videocon to roll out 4G LTE services in the two circles.”The only way Idea can skirt the additional service tax levy is by closing the spectrum trading deal with Videocon by May 31 latest, since the new rule will be effective June 1,” tax expert Dinesh Kanabar, CEO of Dhruva Advisors, told the daily.However, the new service tax may not impact the spectrum sharing deals made by Reliance Jio and Reliance Comminucations (RCom). “The provisions are not retrospective and their deal is already done with relevant payments made by Jio,” said experts.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Adventure Playgrounds Put Kids In Charge Of How They Play And Create

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Parish SchoolChildren play at the adventure playground at The Parish School in the Spring Branch area of Houston. Xcenter_img Share The term adventure playground might be an unfamiliar one for most Americans, considering that there are only six active playgrounds of this type in the United States, including one in Houston.Adventure playgrounds are part of a practice known as playwork, which has roots in the United Kingdom and aims to give children freedom and self-direction over the way that they play.While a typical playground you might see at a school has equipment designed for specific uses — like a swing set or a seesaw — adventure playgrounds are designed to be as free form as possible. They will instead have loose parts, structures, tools, and supplies with no specific purpose in mind. The kids get to decide what to do with it all. And educators simply help facilitate those plans and inspect the materials for safety.Bayou City PlayA boy poses with the robot he made out of various materials at a Bayou City Play event in 2017.One such adventure playground can be found at The Parish School in the Spring Branch neighborhood of Houston. And it will be the site of the Playwork Campference 2019, a conference on playwork where practitioners from the around the world will camp out and discuss the topic. It’s hosted by the local playwork groups Pop-Up Adventure Play and Bayou City Play.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn visits the playground and talks with Jill Wood, the school’s director of adventure play, as well as some of the kids making use of the playground.– / 4 00:00 /11:24last_img read more

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Rep Pagel Grant recommendations will fund three local recreation projects

first_img State Rep. Dave Pagel today announced three grant recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to purchase land and develop parks and trails in Berrien County.Pagel, of Oronoko Township, said the grants will expand recreational opportunities for families in Southwest Michigan. Funding for the projects is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments.“I’m really happy the Trust Fund Board has recommended funding these three Berrien County projects,” Pagel said. “We have some of the most abundant natural resources in Southwest Michigan, and the land purchase and improvement projects will enable people to better enjoy them.”Recommended projects are:A $56,000 land purchase to acquire 12 acres contiguous to Love Creek County Park. The new land will be located on the northwestern border of the park.A proposed recreational development in Oronoko Township that includes the addition of two football/soccer fields, a concession and restroom building, a parking lot, a regional trailhead, universally accessible pathways and a section of a regional trail. The cost for the project is $278,100.Development of a wide, non-motorized pathway along the north side of U.S. 12 from the village of Edwardsburg to the Edwardsburg Sports Center in Ontwa Township. The connector path will allow safe travel from the Edwardsburg school system and the village’s existing network for walkways to the walking/running trails, playgrounds and athletic fields at the Sports Complex. The project will cost $40,000.The Legislature will consider the recommendations in 2018.##### 20Dec Rep. Pagel: Grant recommendations will fund three local recreation projects Categories: News,Pagel Newslast_img read more

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Canal Plus has struck a deal with Gaumont to make

first_imgCanal Plus has struck a deal with Gaumont to make the latter’s catalogue of films available on its CanalPlay Infinity subscription video-on-demand offering.The deal will add over 60 Gaumont titles including Les Barbouzes, Le Pacha, Clara et les Chics Types, Leon, Nikita and Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire to the CanalPlay Infinity line-up.CanalPlay Infinity provides a range of movies and TV shows for €9.99 a month to subscribers of SFR, Free and Bouygues Telecom’s TV services as well as via PCs, tablets and Xbox 360 games consoles. Canal Plus has also launched a ‘second screen’ version of the service available via PCs and tablets for €6.99.last_img

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first_imgFrance-based digital technology provider Neotion has launched a new cardless conditional-access module (CAM) for Slovakian pay DTT service, Plustelka. Plustelka will broadcast its service on four nationwide multiplexes. MUX1, MUX2, MUX3 will host 10 free-to-air channels, while MUX4 will carry 12 Pay TV channels for a monthly fee of €5.99.Neotion CAM is compliant with the CI+ 1.3 standard but is also backward compatible with older versions like CI+ 1.2, according to Neotion. It is powered by Irdeto Media Content Protection, while Neotion partner Strong will manage the master distribution of the products and will reallocate orders to local partners in Slovakia.last_img

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US telco ATT and Peter Chernins Chernin Group sa

first_imgUS telco AT&T and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group said yesterday they will invest US$500 million (€362 million) in over-the-top TV services. The telco has a huge base of wireless and broadband customers and plans to take on the likes of Netflix and Hulu with its own video services for connected consumers.The OTT initiative will see the pair sink cash into acquiring, building and launching web TV platforms, creating both advertising and subscription-based video-on-demand channels and streaming services.The Chernin Group, the business Chernin formed after leaving Fox, will fold in its holding in Crunchyroll. It acquired a majority stake in the San Francisco-based anime streaming service late last year with Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo the other major investor. It offers anime fans about 15,000 hours of content.Peter Chernin said: “Consumers are increasingly viewing video content on their phones, tablets, computers, game consoles and connected TVs on mobile and broadband networks. AT&T’s massive reach on those platforms across mobile and broadband and their commitment to the online video space make them the perfect fit for this venture with us.”John Stankey, chief strategy officer at AT&T said: “Combining our expertise in network infrastructure, mobile, broadband and video with The Chernin Group’s management and expertise in content, distribution, and monetisation models in online video creates the opportunity for us to develop a compelling offering in the OTT space.”AT&T currently operates the US IPTV serivce U-verse, which has 11.3 million subs, but the move into the OTT is its first in the sector.The telco yesterday reported first-quarter results, claiming the best revenue growth in five years and upping its full-year guidance. First quarter revenues were US$32.5 billion. It added more than two million wireless and high-speed broadband customers in the quarter.last_img read more

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Sonys 4K TV and Video Unlimited 4K service Shipm

first_imgSony’s 4K TV and Video Unlimited 4K service.Shipments of 4K TVs increased by more than 500% year-on-year in the third quarter to top 3 million units, according to IHS’s DisplaySearch.The Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast report said that 4K TV shipments have “significantly accelerated” this year, due to more competition and more accessible pricing.Some 6.4 million 4K TVs have been shipped in total this year, according to DisplaySearch, with China accounting for 60% of global 4K TV shipments in Q3.“China is the leading 4K TV consumer market, and local Chinese brands are now fiercely competing with Samsung, which is aggressively pushing for growth in China,” said DisplaySearch.Samsung accounted for 36% of global 4K TV shipment revenues in Q3, giving it the lead in this market ahead of LGE, Hisense and Sony, which took 15%, 10% and 9% of 4K revenues respectively.“Chinese brands have a stronger share thanks to greater volume within China, and a low average price compared to global brands competing in markets outside of China. However, with the arrival of greater competition in North America and other markets, as well as rising 4K TV exports from Chinese brands, competitive price compression will be difficult to avoid for most brands,” said DisplaySearch.The research found that total TV shipments improved 4% year-on-year in Q3 and LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9%.“While the last several years in the TV business have been difficult in terms of overall shipments and revenue, the market is showing some broad resiliency now, with most regions enjoying growth in the third quarter,” said Paul Gagnon, director of global TV research at DisplaySearch. “Consumption for primary TVs is entering a renewed replacement cycle in some key regions, while adoption of larger screens and 4K and other higher resolutions will keep consumers upgrading.”“With a scarcity of content and streaming options, much of the early success for 4K will rely on education campaigns from brands and price compression that will make it more affordable.”last_img read more

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Teliaowned Latvia telco Lattelecom is to add Russ

first_imgTelia-owned Latvia telco Lattelecom is to add Russian general entertainment channel TNT to its programming offer.Lattelecom will add TNT to its IPTV platform on July 1 as part of the Nashe Kino offering. The service will also be aired on the digital-terrestrial TV service operated by Lattelecom from July 11, taking the place of a Eurosport 2 service dedicated to the Wimbledon tennis championship.TNT offers a wide mix of comedy, reality and other shows aimed at a general audience aged 14-44.last_img

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first_imgShareTweet ULSTER WILDLIFEVOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TO SAVE RED SQUIRRELS AT CREGGAN COUNTRY PARK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TO SAVE RED SQUIRRELS AT CREGGAN COUNTRY PARK was last modified: February 17th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:center_img THE Ulster Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help save the last red squirrels in Creggan Country Park.The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 7 pm.So if you can spare an hour or two, why not pop along and help save the red squirrels.last_img

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" Write to Maya Rhodan at maya." the Dalai Lama said.Trinity Lutheran Church holds Fall BazaarTrinity Lutheran Church(701) 775-5545.Donald Joseph Miller 51 is charged with felony counts of robbery with serious bodily injury and simple assault on a peace officer related to his alleged attack on a Bismarck police officer on Oct 15 at the Bismarck Motor MotelHe was arrested Friday afternoon and is held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center pending $150000 cash bondPolice have declined to name the officer"It is our policy not to release the name of an officer involved in a shooting until the investigation is complete" Sgt Mark Buschena said "the same way we don’t release any other person’s name in a case until that investigation is complete and that person is either charged or the case is closed and no charges are brought in which case the name becomes releasable"Furthermore the officer has invoked his victim rights under Marsy’s Law Buschena added "so we won’t be releasing his name"Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin previously said he has been with Bismarck Police for three and a half years and is an American military veteranThe Bismarck Tribune was able to identify the officer as Justin Antonovich through Miller’s no-contact order and a current roster of licensed North Dakota peace officers which indicates Antonovich’s employment with Bismarck PoliceMiller had allegedly attacked Antonovich in his squad car as he arrived on an unrelated call at the motel on Main AvenueMiller allegedly punched him repeatedly in the head and gouged his eyesDonlin said the officer tried to fight back and even use his Taser which failed before he shot Miller in the abdomen to stop the attackBoth men were taken to a hospital where the officer was treated for eye and face injuries and later released Miller required surgery for his gunshot woundThe affidavit in the case is sealed under a district judge’s order until Miller’s preliminary hearing Miller did make an initial appearance Monday morningThe officer has returned to work from paid administrative leave now on restricted duty Buschena said"He can come back to work but will not be performing field duties until the investigation and findings are complete" he saidThe North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting the probe No new court date has yet been posted for Miller He may have no contact with Antonovich direct or indirect via any meansMiller’s charges carry up to 15 years in prison By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed Mokashef ADEN (Reuters) – Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis Two residents contacted by Reuters said Apache attack helicopters were conducting intensive strikes on a strip of coastal territory near the city’s airport Coalition forces were now just 2 km from the airport Emirati Ambassador to the United Nations Obeid Salem Al Zaabi told reporters in Geneva The United Nations is struggling to avert disruption to the port the main lifeline for food aid to a country where 84 million people are on the verge of starvation potentially the world’s worst famine for generations The Arab coalition also struck the main road linking Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa to block reinforcements residents and anti-Houthi Yemeni military officials said The Iran-aligned Houthis control the capital and most of Yemen’s populated areas The Arab states have been fighting since 2015 to unseat them restore an exiled Saudi-backed government and halt what they see as Iranian expansionism "People are scared The warships are terrifying and warplanes are flying overhead all the time" university student Amina 22 who lives near the port told Reuters by telephone "People are fleeing the city to the countryside but for those with no relatives there or money there is no escape" UPPER HAND Capturing Hodeidah the Houthis’ only port would give the coalition the upper hand in the war in which neither side has made much progress for years Western countries have quietly backed the Arab coalition but the threat of humanitarian catastrophe could unravel that support The United Nations says 22 million Yemenis need humanitarian aid and the number at risk of starvation could more than double to more than 18 million by year end unless access improves The world body said it was still bringing aid: "We are there and delivering we are not leaving Hodeidah" UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Lise Grande said The Arab states say they must recapture Hodeidah to deprive the Houthis of their main source of income and prevent them from bringing in missiles from Iran dozens of which have been fired at Saudi Arabia in recent months Saudi air defences intercepted a missile over the southern city of Khamis Mushait on Thursday Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported Houthi-run Al Masirah television said the missile hit its target an air base Arab diplomats say there are plans in place to prevent the battle from causing a humanitarian disaster and they will be able to improve food supplies once they control the port Ali al-Ahmed the Emirati Ambassador to Germany told Reuters there were 60000 tonnes of humanitarian aid ready on ships and trucks to move into the region once the fighting died down He said it would take Arab forces about 72 hours to clear mines from Hodeidah’s port or airport once it captures them "It’s very important for our credibility to make sure that people in need get the help they need" he said The war in Yemen is one of several regional conflicts that pit allies of the Sunni Muslim Arab states against forces aligned to Shi’ite Iran The Houthis from a Shi’ite minority deny being Iran’s pawns and say they took power in a popular revolt and are defending Yemen from invasion by its neighbours UN MEETING The UN Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors on Thursday at the request of Britain over the offensive The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has said the world body is talking to both sides to de-escalate Houthi leader Mohammed Ali al-Houthi has blamed the West for the assault: "The British told us a week ago that the Emiratis and the Saudis had told them they would not enter the battle of Hodeidah without their agreement and assistance" A Houthi statement warned commercial ships in the Red Sea one of the world’s most important trade routes to stay 20 miles from coalition warships or potentially face attack "The enemy has heightened the risk in the Red Sea with this new battle and is responsible for the consequences We will not stand by idly in the face of the most dangerous foreign assault which threats millions of Yemenis" Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the British government was in contact with the alliance about ensuring its operations comply with international law on protecting civilians Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki has said operation "Golden Victory" aimed to wrest control of the port and airport but that troops would avoid entering the city A Yemeni anti-Houthi military official said the 21000-strong ground force – which includes Emiratis Sudanese and Yemenis from several factions – was de-mining the coastal strip south of Hodeidah and combing rural areas for Houthi fighters (Additional reporting by Andrea Shalal in Berlin and Tom Miles in Geneva; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous and Peter Graff; Editing by Janet Lawrence) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed New Delhi: UP politician Aman Mani Tripathi had allegedly killed his wife Sara Singh by strangulating her CBI has claimed in its charge sheet filed on Saturday The CBI has alleged Aman Mani staged a road accident of his car Hyundai i10 at Firozabad to claim that Sara had died of fatal injuries but she was strangulated in a nearby field and her body was placed in the car "During investigation it was found that after her marriage with the accused Sara was allegedly being subjected to physical torture and cruelty by the accused" CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said The agency has levelled IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy murder and dowry torture against Aman Mani The spokesperson said Aman Mani had killed Sara with a "premeditated plan" to get rid of her on 9 July 2015 He allegedly framed a fake road accident and presented the same as cause of death of Sara Gaur said Representational image AFP Aman Mani son of former UP minister and murder convict Amar Mani Tripathi is contesting assembly elections as independent candidate from Nautanwa constituency in Gorakhpur Earlier he was given ticket by Samajwadi Party but after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took reins of the party his nomination was cancelled and Munna Singh was declared new candidate from the constituency Giving details of the charge sheet CBI sources said Sara was already dead when was shifted from the nearby field to the car and later on the Tata Magic vehicle in which she was taken to district hospital Firozabad "It was the (dead) body of Sara Singh and not injured Sara Singh who was transported from the accident spot to district hospital" the sources said They said the claim of Aman Mani that he and his wife met with an accident while trying to save a cycle-borne girl crossing the road was found to be incorrect The sources said the agency is looking for other accomplices in the murder case and also the material used to strangulate Sara The agency has slapped charges for criminal conspiracy murder and anti-dowry against Aman Mani "The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet against an accused (husband of deceased) under section 498-A 302 201 and 120-B of IPC in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate CBI Cases Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) in a case relating to alleged murder of his wife Sara Singh" Gaur said He said the CBI had registered the case on 19 October 2015 on a request from the Uttar Pradesh government He said she was allegedly murdered on 9 July 2015 with a "premeditated plan" by Aman Mani to get rid of her Aman Mani was arrested on 25 November 2016 and is in judicial custody Aman Mani is the son of influential politician Amar Mani Tripathi and Madhu Mani Tripathi both convicted in the murder of poetess Madhumita Shukla in 2007 and serving life terms Amar Mani Tripathi who had stints in the Congress BJP SP and BSP was a minister under Rajnath Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav-led governments in Uttar Pradesh the state Board of Secondary Education said on Wednesday. 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